Such acts of gallantry, connected with a mission of mercy, should obtain the greatest rewards.
The following survivors of the Tecumseh were picked up by the Metacomet's boat: Acting-Ensign John J. P. Zettich, Quartermasters C. V. Dean and William Roberts; Seamen James McDonald, George Major and James Thorn; Ordinary Seaman Charles Packard; Landsman William Fadden; Coal-heaver William C. West, and Pilot John Collins.
In addition to these, there were picked up by one of the Tecumseh's boats: ister.
Schooner Samuel Houston.
Acting-Master, C. W. Pratt.
Schooner Sarah Bruen.
Acting-Master, A. Christian.
Schooner Henry Janes.
Acting-Ensign. Joseph A. Chadwick; Acting-Master's Mates, T. S. Russell, Zach.
Predmore and Wm. Roberts.
Schooner Oliver H. Lee.
Acting-Ensign, Douglas F. O'Brien; Acting-Master's Mate, Cornelius Dailey.
Naval station, New Orleans, La.
Acting-Master, Adrien C. Starrett.
Surgeon, J. S. Dungan; Assistant Surgeon, J.