aided in keeping guerillas from the river, convoyed transports safely, and kept their vessels in good condition for service, viz: Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant George W. Brown, commanding Forest Rose; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant C. Dominey, commanding Signal; Acting-Volunteer Lieutenant J. H. Hurd, commanding Covington; Ensign Win. C. Hanford, commanding Robb; Acting-Master J. C. Bunner, commanding New Era; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant John Pierce, commanding Petrel; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant J. V. Johnstone, commanding Romeo; Acting-Master W. E. Fentress, commanding Rattler; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant T. E. Smith, commanding Linden; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant E. C. Brennan, commanding Prairie Bird; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant J. Goudy, commanding Queen City.
There are others who deserve commendation, but these seem to be the most prominent.
The action of the 4th of July, at Helena, wherein the Taylor participated so largely, has already been reported to the Department.
eutenant T. B. Gregory; Acting Ensign J. B. Petts (1865).
Steamer Signal.--*Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, C. Dominey (1863); Acting-Ensign W. P. Lee (1864).
Steamer Covington.--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant.--* J. S. Hurd (1863); Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant George P. Lord (1864).
Steamer Robb.--* Ensign W. C. Handford; Acting-Ensign Lloyd Thomas (1864).
Steamer New Era.--* Acting-Master J. C. Brenner; Acting-Master John Marshall (1864).
Steamer Romeo.--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant J. V. Johnstone; Acting-Master Thomas Baldwin (1864).
Steamer Petrel.--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant * John Pierce; Acting-Master Thomas McElroy (1864).
Steamer Linden.--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant *T. E. Smith; Acting-Master T. M. Farrell (1864).
Steamer Prairie Bird.--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant *E. C. Brennard (1863); Acting-Ensign J. W. Chambers (1864).
Steamer Queen City.--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant * J. Goudy (1863); Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant G. W. Brown (1864).