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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
ng the bombardment, the men suffered some inconvenience in getting cooked the rations that were served out to them, and their sleep was also much interrupted; but I am glad to say that not a murmur of dissatisfaction was to be heard among them. I may also mention that Acting-Master J. Duncan Graham, my executive officer, was in command of the United States schooner Sydney C. Jones during the whole of the bombardment, and acted to my entire satisfaction. The conduct of William Hatch and John Richards, masters' mates, during the bombardment, has also met my warmest approval — the former having sighted the mortar every time it was fired during the action; the latter having charge of the powder division, and making himself generally useful about the vessel. The only wounded in this division were two of the crew of the Carlton, one severely, the other slightly. Very respectfully your obedient servant, W. W. Queen, Lieut.-Comanding, in Command of 2d Div. Mortar Flotilla. Commander D.