Many deserve mention, but I shall only name those that came under my own observation.
The following men are then honorably mentioned by Lieutenant Huntington:
James Sheridan and John E. Jones, Quartermasters; William Gardner, Seaman; John Preston, Landsman; William Newland, Ordinary Seaman; David Nailor, Landsman; Charles Wooram, Ordinary Seaman; Thomas Kendrick, Coxswain.
The marines conducted themselves with the usual distinguished gallantry of their corps.
Sergeant James S. Roantree is particularly deserving of notice.
Additional Reports of Captain T. A. Jenkins, commanding U. S. S. Richmond:
Sir — I have the honor to report that in obedience to your general order and plan of battle for attacking Fort Morgan and the rebel fleet, Lieutenant-Commander Bancroft Gherardi, commanding the United States Steamer Port Royal, reported himself with his vessel to me ready for action a little before daylight this morning.
The Port Royal was lashed on the port