layed on the part of the enemy, a dozen or more were conspicuous on our part; and it was the most imposing sight to see how splendidly our brave soldiers did their work.
In conclusion, I would say that I may have omitted the names of officers who have distinguished themselves by their gallantry, yet I could not fail to mention those above named, who came personally under my notice, and I trust that the commanding officers of the assaulting lines will do justice to all.
To Lieutenant-Commander Jaimes Parker I would
Admiral's secretary, Carlisle P. Porter (now first-lieutenant U. S. Marine Corps). say that I was a witness to his efforts to advance the men, to the free exposure of his person, and, although ranking me, he would let no obstacle of that nature interpose and check his endeavors to do his utmost to capture the fort.
To your secretary, Mr. C. P. Porter, acting as my aide, I am very much indebted.
Though frequently sent to the rear with orders, he was most promptly b