of 2-inch plates or six inches of iron, speed 7 1/2 knots; battery, four 10-inch columbiads of 16,000 lbs. and two 7 1/2-inch Brooke rifles of 19,000 lbs. The Tennessee was the flag-ship of Admiral Franklin Buchanan, and was commanded by Commander J. D. Johnston.
The following gun-boats also belonged to Buchanan's little squadron: The Morgan, Commander Bennet; Selma, Commander Murphy, and Gaines, Commander Harris. Two rams, the Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, were building at Mobile, but they were service (formerly a Commander in the United States Navy). The garrison was sent to New Orleans in company with the crews of the ram Tennessee and the gunboat Selma.
List of the officers of the Tennessee: Admiral, Franklin Buchanan; Commander, James D. Johnston; Lieutenants, Wm. L. Bradford, A. P. Wharton, E. G. McDermott; Masters, J. R. De Moley and H. W. Perron; Fleet Surgeon, R. C. Bowles; Engineers, G. D. Lining, J. O'Connell, John Hays, O. Benson and W. B. Patterson; Paymaster's Clerk, J