and master of transports, I also offer my acknowledgments, not only for the successful discharge of arduous duties in his department, but for important services as volunteer aid, in bearing orders in the face of danger, on the field.
And to Major Williams, Surgeon of the Second Illinois light artillery, I am also indebted for professional usefulness.
The maps and drawings herewith submitted will illustrate the disposition of the land forces, the position of the gunboats, the defences of the, seaman, wounded in leg, slightly; Albert Mowry, seaman, wounded in knee, slightly; Jas. Blaisdale, seaman, wounded in hand, slightly; Geo. Holmes, seaman, contusion of shoulder, slightly; J. T. Blatchford, ensign, wounded in leg, severely; Walter Williams, seaman, killed. W. D. Hoffman, A. A. Surgeon.
Report of Lieutenant Commanding Walker.
United States Mississippi Squadron, United States gunboat Baron De Kalb, Arkansas Post, January 12, 1863.
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