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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
assistance in carrying orders. The pilot, Mr. John V. Grivet, served part of the time on board the Galena, and part of the time on this ship. That part of his conduct which came under my observation merits praise. For the crew, they stood to their guns most nobly. Many deserve mention, but I shall only name those that came under my own observation. The following men are then honorably mentioned by Lieutenant Huntington: James Sheridan and John E. Jones, Quartermasters; William Gardner, Seaman; John Preston, Landsman; William Newland, Ordinary Seaman; David Nailor, Landsman; Charles Wooram, Ordinary Seaman; Thomas Kendrick, Coxswain. The marines conducted themselves with the usual distinguished gallantry of their corps. Sergeant James S. Roantree is particularly deserving of notice. Additional Reports of Captain T. A. Jenkins, commanding U. S. S. Richmond: Sir — I have the honor to report that in obedience to your general order and plan of battle for at