inary seaman; Wm. Fadden, landsman; and Wm. C. West, coal-heaver — with the pilot of the Tecumseh, John Collins.
Four others also swam to the beach, and were taken prisoners at Fort Morgan and immediately sent away.
This information was received when communicating by flag of truce with the Fort.
none of them, we were told, were officers.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Rear-Admiral Commanding W. G. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington.
Joint report of Acting masters C. F. Langley and G. Cottrell.
U. S. Ship Potomac, Pensacola, August 6, 1864.
sir: Believing that we are the only surviving officers of the U. S. Monitor Tecumseh, we feel it our duty to report the circumstances attending her loss, and of the safety of a boat's crew.
When nearly abreast of Fort Morgan, and about one hundred and fifty yards from the beach, a row of buoys was discovered stretching from the shore, a distance from one to two hundr