ghest encomiums for the assistance they rendered him in the battle and otherwise.
They were as follows:
Commander C. R. P. Rodgers, Fleet Captain; Lieutenant S. W. Preston, Flag Lieutenant; Lieutenant A. S. Mackenzie, Ordnance Officer; Ensign M. L. Johnson, Aide and Signal Officer.
All these gentlemen are mentioned with that warmth of feeling which distinguished Dupont in cases where officers under him performed their duty faithfully.
On the 7th of April the vessels moved to the attack, ant Surgeons, Henry F. McSherry and Theoron Woolverton; Paymaster, John S. Cunningham; Chaplain, George W. Dorrance; Acting-Master, Townsend Stiles; Marine Officers: Captain, James Lewis; First-Lieutenant, H. B. Lowry; Ensigns, James Wallace, M. L. Johnson, Philip W. Lowry, La Rue P. Adams and Frederick Pearson; Acting-Master's Mates, Wm. A. Duer, W. F. Horton and Joel R. Hinman; Engineers: Chief, Robert W. McCleery, Acting-Second-Assistant, J. B. Hathaway; Third-Assistants, J. S. Green, Thomas
have it in my power to report that the officers and crew of this ship behaved with their usual gallantry.
I have to commend to your notice, especially, Lieutenant M. L. Johnson, who, in the midst of a heavy fire from the enemy, with a boat's crew of volunteers, carried a hawser from this ship to the New Ironsides, in order to ennder the command of Commodore J. K. Mitchell, consisted of the iron-clad Virginia (4 Brooke rifles), Captain Dunnington; iron-clad Richmond (4 Brooke rifles), Captain Johnson; iron-clad Fredericksburg (4 Brooke rifles), Captain Wilson; Nansemond, wooden (2 guns), Captain Butt; Roanoke, wooden (1 gun), Captain Wyatt, and Torpedo, woed with a * were engaged in the capture of Fort Fisher.
Commodore, Henry K. Thatcher; Lieutenants, George Dewey, H. B. Robeson and M. L. Johnson; Surgeon, James McClelland; Assistant-Surgeons, Robert Willard and B. H. Kidder; Paymaster, Wm. A. Ingersoll; Marines, Captain.
L. L. Dawson; First-Lieutenant