quarter, crushing it, and starting the wood backing through to the inside.
From report of Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Wells, commanding U. S. S. Galena:
Sir — I herewith report to you the part which this steamer took in passing Forts Morgawas to our rigging.
The command of the ship now devolved upon me, and the management of the two vessels upon Lieutenant-Commander Wells, of the Galena.
The battery was gallantly served while passing the forts, but the enemy raked us several timship after the explosion depended upon the Galena.
That we are here, quietly at anchor, attests how nobly Lieutenant-Commander Clark H. Wells stood by us.
Assistant-Paymaster Geo. R. Martin assisted the surgeon materially.
He also superintended; Acting-Third-Assistants, Christopher Milton, Michael McLaughlin and Henry Webster.
Lieutenant Commander, C. H. Wells, at Mobile; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, C. W. Wilson; Acting-Master, D. C. Kells: Acting-Ensigns, Henry Pe