e is appended thus (1864), (1865). Officers who received favorable notice in Admiral Porter's official report, dated July 13, 1863 (concerning the fall of Vicksburg and operations on the river), are marked thus*.
Flag-ship Black Hawk (3d rate).
*Lieutenant-Commander, K. R. Breese; Fleet-Surgeon, Ninian Pinkney; Assistant Surgeon, J. C. Bertolette; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, W. H. Sells; Ensigns, W. B. Bridgeman, Merrill Miller, S. H. Hunt and G. M. Brown; Acting Ensigns, G. D. Gove, W. Wardrop, E. Wv. Clark, R. R. Hubbell and D. P. Rosenmiller; Acting-Master's Mates, F. J. Turner, P. H. Brown, James DeCamp, C. H. Porter and F. D. Campbell; Engineers.
G. W. Walker, O. G. Ritchie, A. P. Sutherland and Frandford Shepard.
Iron-clad steamer Louisville (4th rate).
*Lieutenant-Commander, E. K. Owen; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, W. D. Hoffman; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, D. L. Ruth; Acting-Ensigns, F. Bates; J. T. Blackford, J. G. Waters and S. M. B. Servos; Acting-Master's Mate, H.
epartment owes exclusively the preservation and honor of its fleet.
Mississippi Squadron, January 1st, 1864.
Rear-Admiral David D. Porter.
Captain A. M. Pennock, Fleet-Captain.
Steamer Black Hawk--Flag-ship.
Lieutenant-Commanders, K. Randolph Breese and Watson Smith (Flag); Fleet-Surgeon, Ninian Pinkney; Assistant Surgeon, R. T. Edes; Acting-Assistant Paymaster,C. H. Kirkendall; Acting-Master, James Fitzpatrick; Ensigns, F. J. Naile, M. W. Sanders and S. W. Terry; Acting-Ensigns, Wm. Wardrop, Henry Baker, J. M. Alden and D. Pratt Mannix; Acting-Master's Mates, R. S. Howell, Harry Woodruff, David V. Porter and C. H. Sedgewick; Engineers: Acting-Chief, Geo. W. Walker; Acting-First-Assistant, O. G. Ritchie; Acting-Third-Assistants, J. C. Barr and W. B. Ritchie; Gunner, John R. Hall; Acting-Carpenter, Noah Dean.
Iron-clad steamer Essex.
Commander, Robert Townsend; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Thomas Allen; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. W. Slamm; Acting-Masters, J. C.