Commander, John H. Upshur; Lieutenant, Fred'k R. Smith; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, J. R. Layton; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, F. V. D. Horton; Acting-Masters, W. B. Sheldon, A. C. Megathlin and Wm. L. Kempton; Acting-Ensign, Gardner Cottrell; Acting-Master's Mate, J. F. Burrows; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, A. G. Pemble; Acting-Second-Assistant; Alex. Gillanders; Acting-Third-Assistant, William Richardson.
Steam gun-boat Ottawa.
Lieutenant-Commander, Wm. D. Whiting; Lieutenant, Geo. B. White; Assistant Surgeon, C. O. Carpenter; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. H. Noyes; Acting-Master, Samuel Hanes; Acting-Ensigns, J. L. Gamble and B. Mitchell; Acting-Master's Mates, E. M. Dimon, A. W. Tripp and David McKewan; Engineers: Second-Assistant, J. P. Sprague; Third-Assistants, E. W. Koehl, F. C. Prindle and R. B. Hine.
Steam gun-boat Seneca.
Lieutenant-Commander, William Gibson; Lieutenant, Thomas C. Bowen; Assistant Surgeon, J H. Macomber; Assistant Paymaster, G. W. Beaman; Ac
F. Spicer; Acting-Master, F. W. Strong; Acting-Ensigns, S. H. Mead, Jr., E. A. Small, S. K. Luce and J. K. Barker; Acting-Master's Mates, J. S. Bradbury, R. S. Sheperd and F. U. Northup; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, L. C. Granger; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. C. Canning; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, G. B. Orsewell; Acting-Second-Assistants, J. F. Powers, H. F. Hayden and John Whitaker; Acting-Gunner, Wm, Scott.
Steamer State of Georgia.
Commander, Somerville Nicholson; Lieutenant, George B. White; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, R. H. Greene; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. F. Griffiths; Acting-Master, Benj. Whitmore; Acting-Ensigns, Chas. Trathen, S. L. Griffin and Wm. Shultz; Acting-Masters Mates, Frank Papanti, Peter Hayes and G. E. Kidder; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, John Bloomsbury; Acting-Second-Assistants, W. A. Andress and A. N. Gilmore; Acting Third-Assistants, Wm. Madden, J. A. Patterson and F. R. Shoemaker; Gunner, Wm. Griffiths.
being granted, a deliberate fire was directed upon that fort up to 6:20 P. M., when I discontinued firing and secured the battery for the night.
For one hour and a half previous to receiving your message (by tug) to cease firing, I had not fired a single shot.
It gives me great pleasure to express my entire satisfaction at the thorough and efficient manner the officers and crew performed their duty during the time we were engaged in bombarding the enemy's works.
I am indebted to Lieutenant George B. White, the executive officer of this vessel, for his energetic assistance.
With this communication I transmit copies of the reports of First-Lieutenant C. F. Williams, of the marine guard, marked A, and Ensign G. W. Coffin, who had command of the assaulting party of sailors sent from this vessel, marked B ; also the gunner's report of expenditure of ammunition.
The surgeon's report of casualties has already been forwarded.
In conclusion, allow me to congratulate you, Admiral, upon t