Lieutenant Herbert B. Tyson, commanding 1st Division, on board U. S. S. Hartford:
Sir — I respectfully submit the following report of the conduct of the officers and men in the first division during the engagement of yesterday:
Acting-Ensign W. H. Whiting, in charge of the forecastle guns, deserves special mention for his gallantry in serving and working both 100-pounder rifles under the most trying circumstances.
The three captains of guns, Henry Clark, Peter W. Stanley, and W. H. W Palmer; Fleet Paymaster, Edw. T. Dunn; Surgeon, John J. Gibson; Assistant-Surgeon, Wm. Commons; Paymaster, Wm. T. Merideth; Marines: Captain, Charles Hey wood; First-Lieutenant, C. L. Sherman; Ensigns, C. D. Jones and LaRue P. Adams; Acting-Ensigns, Wm. H. Whiting, G. D. B. Glidden, C. V. Snow and Geo. Munday; Pilot, Martin Freeman; Acting-Master's Mates, J. J. Tinelli, Wm. H. Hathorne, W. H. Childs, R. P. Herrick, G. R. Avery and H. Brownell; Fleet Engineer, Wm. H. Shock; Chief Engineer, Thom