ee, off Mayport Mills, Florida, June 12, 1864.
Admiral: I have the honor herewith to transmit the statement of Drover Edwards, (landsman,) lately attached to the Columbine.
He escaped from that vessel after she surrendered, but before the rebelsted States Navy. Rear-Admiral J. A. Dahlgren, Commanding S. A. B. Squadron off Charleston, S. C.
Statement of Drover Edwards, (landsman,) late attached to the Columbine, who escaped by swimming to the East side of the St. John's on the Twenty-Thch place we reached in five days.
I hereby certify that the above statement is true and correct.
Certified to as the statement of Drover Edwards, (landsman,) late of the Columbine.
June 12, 1864. GeorEdwards, (landsman,) late of the Columbine.
June 12, 1864. George B. Balch, United States Navy.
List of officers and men captured.
flag-steamer Philadelphia, Port Royal harbor, June 27, 1864.
Sir: I herewith enclose, for the information of the department, list of the officers and men of the United