large force of gun-boats occupied the river between Caswell and Wilmington.
The latter place was hermetically sealed against
Acting-Ensign (now commander) Robley D. Evans, U. S. N. Of the U. S. S. Powhatan. blockade-runners, and no Alabamas or Floridas, Chickamaugas or Tallahassees could ever fit out again from that port.
Fortache, U. S. steamer Powhatan; Lieutenant R. H. Lamson, commanding U. S. steamer Gettysburg; Acting-Volunteer Lieutenant F. F. Baury, U. S. steamer Colorado; Ensign R. D. Evans, U. S. steamer Powhatan; Ensign Ira Harris, U. S. steamer Powhatan; Acting-Ensign L. R. Chester, U. S. steamer Pontoosuc; Acting-Ensign James Bertwistle, U. H. Johnson; Paymaster, C. P. Wallach; First-Lieutenant Marines, F. H. Corrie; Acting-Master, C. R. Wilkins; Ensigns, Ira Harris, Jr., and A. G. Kellogg Acting-Ensigns R. D. Evans, Francis Morris and Edmund Parys; Acting-Master's Mates, Geo. P. Abbott, Geo. S. Sands and John Clitz; Engineers: Chief, John A. Grier; Acting-First-Ass