it to you a report of the conduct of the officers and men of the Master's Division during the engagement yesterday with Fort Morgan, the rebel gun-boats and the rain Tennessee.
I have great pleasure in mentioning Acting-Master's Mate G. R. Avery, who assisted in conning the ship during the entire action, for the great coolness he displayed in his — a responsible — position.
Men honorably mentioned: John McFarland, Captam forecastle; James Wood, Quartermaster; Joseph Cassier, Seaman; James Reddington, landsman; Henry Williams, Boatswain's Mate.
From Report of Ensign Wm. Starr Dana, in charge of Powder Division, U. S. S. Hartford:
Sir: I submit the following report of the conduct of the officers and men of the powder division during the engagement of the 5th:
Acting-Ensign Bogart exhibited much coolness and presence of mind.
Acting-Master's Mate R. P. Herrick deserves especial mention, for until seriously wounded he performed his duties with great coolness and spirit.