Young-blood, 2d Assistant Engineer James Harris, 2d Assistant Engineer M. Parsons, 3d Assistant Engineer Theo. Hart, 3d Assistant Engineer James Elliott, 3d Assistant Engineer James Waters, 2d Assistant Engineer Orvel Culver, 2d Assistant Engineer George W. Weaver, 3d Assistant Engineer T. A. Menzis, 3d Assistant Engineer William Newman, Engineer Henry Fagin, Engineer J. H. Toombs, Engineer J. H. Dent, Gunner James Wilson, Boatswain Samuel Jones, Carpenter Virginius Cherry, Paymaster's Steward D. Porter.
I make the above statement in consequence of having learned informally that all such officers would be paroled on a representation of the fact to you.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, John K. Mitchell, Commander, Late in command of the C. States Naval Forces near Fort Jackson. Com. David D. Porter, Commanding United States Naval Forces near Fort St. Philip.
Special report of Commander Porter, commending the conduct of the officers of the mo