forces, which he was entitled to do, being military commander of the department.
Mississippi Squadron, January 1, 1863.
(excepting some of the vessels engaged at Vicksburg.)
Acting Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commander-in-Chief.
Receiving-ship Clara Dolson.
Lieutenant-Commander, Thomas Pattison, Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Emile Gavarret; Paymaster, Edward May; Acting-Master, John C. Bunner; Acting-Ensigns, E. C. Van Pelt and D. W. Tainter; Acting-Master's Mates, H. G. Masters and John D. Holmes; Acting-Engineer, Geo. W. Fulton; Acting-Carpenter, G. W. Armstrong.
Lieutenant-Commander, S. L. Whelps; Assistant Surgeon, Adrian Hudson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, W. H. Gilman; Acting-Master, J. L. Avery; Acting-Ensign, R. M. Williams; Acting-Master's Mates, J. W. Litherbury and E. A. Decamp; Engineers: Acting-Chief, Henry Hartwig; Acting-Assistants, T. F. Ackerman, James Vanzant, G. W. Heisel and G. W. Aiken; Acting-Gunner, Reuben Applegate