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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
He had charge of the Master's division, and assisted in conning the ship from the top gallant forecastle. Acting-Ensign Hall's conduct has been previously mentioned. His duties were performed in the most satisfactory manner, and, under Almighty God, we probably owe to his presence of mind at the time of the fire on the berth-deck the safety of the ship. Acting-Master's Mates Edward Bird, Daniel Clark, and John Devereaux behaved courageously. Commander (afterwards Rear-Admiral) J. R. Madison Mullany. Gunner Wm. Parker and Boatswain Hallowell Dickinson merit mention for their good conduct. I leave it to Chief-Engineer W. H. Hunt to speak of the officers and men under his immediate supervision, but must speak of him personally in this report. He was cool and collected during the whole affair, and his gallantry was particularly apparent at the time of the accident to our starboard boiler. Mr. Hunt was scalded severely in both arms. Surgeon John Y. Taylor had a sever