I am told, could exceed the coolness and zeal with which he performed his duties in the powder-division, and I feel his loss most seriously, as his general intelligence and many amiable qualities had made him almost necessary to me.
I must also thank Lieutenant A. R. Yates, a volunteer from the United States steamship Augusta, who acted as an aide both to you and myself, and was to me most useful.
The two after-guns were entirely manned by marines, who, under the direction of Captain Charles Heywood, performed most efficient service.
Thanks to the unremitting supervision of Chief-Engineer Williamson, all had been so thoroughly prepared in his department that nothing was required of the engines during the day which they could not perfectly perform.
The devoted attention of Fleet Surgeon Palmer, Surgeon Lansdale, and Assistant Surgeon Commons to our wounded, was beyond praise, and it was owing to their skill and untiring exertion that the large number of desperately wounde