own ammunition as soon as the men composing the powder division had been nearly all killed or wounded.
Acting-paymaster C. Stewart Warren acted as signal officer.
William H. Byrn, captain's clerk, attended to passing my orders.
Dr. L. M. Lyon, assistant surgeon, displayed great zeal and promptness in his attentions to the wounded during the heat of the battle.
Senior-assistant engineer John Johnson, with his junior assistants, managed his department with skill and ability.
To A. P. Cook, first lieutenant and executive officer, I was greatly indebted for his able assistance.
Throughout the entire action he was ready and prompt in the performance of his duties, displaying a coolness and gallantry which won the admiration of all.
With my earnest congratulations upon the brilliant success which has crowned your efforts and attended the forces under your command, I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Pierce Crosby, Lieutenant-Commander. Flag-Officer D. G. Fa