confer it upon them:
J. Henry Dennig and Michael Hudson, Sergeants of Marines; Wm. M. Smith and Miles M. Oviatt, Corporals of Marines; Barnett Kenna, Quartermaster; Wm. Halsted, Coxswain; Joseph Brown, Quartermaster; Joseph Irlane, Seaman; Edward Price, Coxswain; Alexander Mack, Captain-of-Top; William Nichols, Quartermaster; Nicholas Irwin, Seaman; John Cooper, Coxswain; John Brown, Captain-of-Forecastle; John Irwin, Coxswain; William Blagden, Ship's Cook; William Madden, Coalheaver; James Machon, boy; William H. Brown, Lds.; James Mifflin, Engineer's Cook; James E. Sterling, Coalheaver; Richard Dennis Boatswain's Mate; Samuel W. Davis,--------, Samuel Todd, Quartermaster.
Extract from report of Commander J. H. Strong, commanding U. S. S. Monongahela:
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After passing the forts, I saw the rebel ram Tennessee head in for the line.
I then sheered out of the line to run into her, at the same time ordering full speed.
I struck her fair, and swinging round poured