r of its fleet.
Mississippi Squadron, January 1st, 1864.
Rear-Admiral David D. Porter.
Captain A. M. Pennock, Fleet-Captain.
Steamer Black Hawk--Flag-ship.
Lieutenant-Commanders, K. Randolph Breese and Watson Smith (Flag); Fleet-Surgeon, Ninian Pinkney; Assistant Surgeon, R. T. Edes; Acting-Assistant Paymaster,C. H. Kirkendall; Acting-Master, James Fitzpatrick; Ensigns, F. J. Naile, M. W. Sanders and S. W. Terry; Acting-Ensigns, Wm. Wardrop, Henry Baker, J. M. Alden and D. Pratt Mannix; Acting-Master's Mates, R. S. Howell, Harry Woodruff, David V. Porter and C. H. Sedgewick; Engineers: Acting-Chief, Geo. W. Walker; Acting-First-Assistant, O. G. Ritchie; Acting-Third-Assistants, J. C. Barr and W. B. Ritchie; Gunner, John R. Hall; Acting-Carpenter, Noah Dean.
Iron-clad steamer Essex.
Commander, Robert Townsend; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Thomas Allen; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. W. Slamm; Acting-Masters, J. C. Parker and E. Reese; Acting-Ensign, Spencer Johnson;