ly received the warmest commendations from Admiral Farragut, but the highest admiration that could be felt by every officer in the fleet.
Such acts of gallantry, connected with a mission of mercy, should obtain the greatest rewards.
The following survivors of the Tecumseh were picked up by the Metacomet's boat: Acting-Ensign John J. P. Zettich, Quartermasters C. V. Dean and William Roberts; Seamen James McDonald, George Major and James Thorn; Ordinary Seaman Charles Packard; Landsman William Fadden; Coal-heaver William C. West, and Pilot John Collins.
In addition to these, there were picked up by one of the Tecumseh's boats: Acting-Masters C. F. Langley and Gardner Cottrell, Gunner's Mate S. S. Shinn, Quarter-gunner John Gould, Seamen Frank Commins, Richard Collins and Peter Parkes.
Four men, whose names are unknown, swam ashore and were captured by the Confederates.
Acting-Masters Langley and Cottrell state in their joint report that the Tecumseh was nearly abreast of Fort Mo