lymouth, a constant source of anxiety to our naval authorities.
The flotilla in the sounds was reinforced by some additional vessels and placed under the command of Commander William H. Macomb, an officer fully competent to perform the duties required of him.
North Atlantic Squadron, January 1, 1864.
Acting-Rear-Admiral, Samuel P. Lee. Fleet-Captain, Lieutenant-Commander John S. Barnes.
Steam frigate Minnesota--Flag-ship.
Lieutenant-Commander, John H. Upshur; Lieutenant, Jos. P. Fyffe; Fleet Surgeon, W. Maxwell Wood; Assistant Surgeons, G. S. Franklin, W. S. Fort and A. Mathewson; Fleet Paymaster, Chas. P. Upham; Chaplain, Thomas G. Salter; Marine Officers: Captain, John Schermerhorn; Second-Lieuten-ant, C. F. Williams; Acting-Masters, Robert Barstow, A. B. Pierson and W. H. Polly; Acting-En-signs, J. W. Grattan, E. R. Olcott, Richard Bates, John M. Cowen and James Birtwistle; Acting-Master's Mates, F. A. O'Conner, John Brann, J. M. Skarden, G. W. Kellogg and S. A. Ta
d-Assistants, T. F. Burket and E. G. Ingalls.
Lieutenant-Commander, Montgomery Sicard; Acting-Master, Wm H. Maies; Acting-Ensigns, Wm. Schutz, Thomas Mason, W. B. Pierce and L. C. Owen; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, R. H. Greene; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, M. B. Cushing; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, J. P. Sweet; Acting-Second-Assistant, Alfred Catchpole; Acting-Third-Assistants, S. A. Slater, A. J. Doty and T. J. Reaney.
Lieutenant, Joseph P. Fyffe; Acting-Master, E. K. Valentine; Acting-Ensigns, J. W. Thompson and C. W. Jones; Acting-Master's Mates, J. F. Sias, J. L. Robins, T. W. Rack and F. W. Colton; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, H. Cushing; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, A. Barnum; Acting-Second-Assistant, B. Wilson; Acting-Third-Assistants, S. Hart, G. V. Payton, J. E. Edwards and J. W. Smith.
Lieutenant, W. B. Cushing; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, D. A. Campbell: Acting-Masters, C. A.