dly hurt as to be unfit for further service.
Our 11-inch Dahlgren carriage struck, but still fit for duty; the smokestack perforated, but not materially injured; all other damages have been repaired.
I regret to add that six of our crew have been wounded, but so far the surgeon has made but one amputation.
It is needless for me to inform you, who had us under your eye, that all did their duty fearlessly and well; but I must commend to your special notice my executive officer, Lieutenant George R. Perkins.
The remarkable coolness and precision of this young officer, while aiding me in steering the vessel through the barrier and past the forts, under their long and heavy fire, must have attracted your attention.
Of volunteer Acting-master Thomas H. Morton I must speak in terms of high praise.
He fought the Parrott gun, and his daring example had a most happy effect on the crew.
I am indebted to Assistant Surgeon Edward S. Bogert, not only for his rapid and skillful attention t