Devereaux behaved courageously.
Commander (afterwards Rear-Admiral) J. R. Madison Mullany.
Gunner Wm. Parker and Boatswain Hallowell Dickinson merit mention for their good conduct.
I leave it to Chief-Engineer W. H. Hunt to speak of the officers and men under his immediate supervision, but must speak of him personally in this report.
He was cool and collected during the whole affair, and his gallantry was particularly apparent at the time of the accident to our starboard boiler.
Mr. Hunt was scalded severely in both arms.
Surgeon John Y. Taylor had a severe task imposed upon him, but his whole duty by the wounded was done quietly and skillfully.
Medical assistance was offered from the Galena; it was accepted, and Acting-Assistant Surgeon Geo. P. Wright came on board, for which we owe him our thanks.
At the time that our boiler was exploded, five of our wounded men went on board the Galena; four subsequently returned — the other was suffering much pain, and remained on