praise, and it was owing to their skill and untiring exertions that the large number of desperately wounded were prepared by eight o'clock in the evening for removal to the hospital at Pensacola, for which place they left at daylight on the following morning in the Metacomet, under a flag of truce.
Boatswain Dixon was nearly knocked overboard by a splinter, but absented himself from the deck only long enough to have his wounds dressed, when he returned to his duties.
Acting Master's Mate Henrick, while superintending the passage of powder and shell on the berth-deck, was very seriously wounded by a piece of shell which entirely disabled him at the time, and may, I am afraid, prove very serious.
Up to this time his conduct and bearing are spoken of by the commanding officer of the division in the highest praise.
I must also thank Lieutenant Watson, your Flag-Lieutenant, who, besides attending most faithfully to the signals, found time to assist me on several occasions when it