We have endeavored to do Captain Semmes no injustice, but simply to state our impressions of his character, for we knew him well.
His career is certainly one of the most remarkable of the civil war; and if he had served the United States while he remained in its Navy as faithfully as he did the Confederacy, his resignation would have been accepted with great regret.
Special service, January 1, 1864.
Captain, 0. S. Glisson; Lieutenant, R. K. Duer; Surgeon, Edw. F. Corson; Assistant-Paymaster, James Hoy, Jr.; Acting-Master, Robert B. Ely; Acting-Ensigns, A. D. Campbell and A. T. Holmes; Acting-Master's Mates, J. S. Reynolds, W. F. Veltman, E. N. Snow and George T. Ford; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, G. W. Halloway; Acting-Second-Assistants, John Lardner and C. R. Weaver; Acting-Third-Assistants, James Buckley and J. W. Buck; Acting-Boatswain, Geo. C. Abbott; Gunner, James Hutchinson.
Captain, John A. Winslow: Lieutenant-C