battle to make time pass rapidly.
After the Tennessee had surrendered, signal was made to the fleet to anchor.
The Chickasaw, Lieutenant-Commander Geo. H. Perkins, took the disabled prize in tow and anchored her near the Hartford, when Commander Johnston (formerly of the U. S. Navy), now in command of the Tennessee, went on board the flag-ship and surrendered his sword and that of Admiral Buchanan.
The surgeon of the Tennessee accompanied him and said that Buchanan had been severely woundeown the Tennessee, she displayed a white flag, but not in time to prevent my colliding with her, having been so disabled by the fire of the fleet and unable longer to continue the contest, and I was fortunate in receiving her surrender from Commander Johnston, her commander--Admiral Buchanan being wounded — a prize to the fleet under your command.
Commander (now Rear-Admiral) J. W. A Nicholson.
Admiral — In my report of the part this ship took in the passage of Fort Morgan yesterday, I ne