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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
ena, and part of the time on this ship. That part of his conduct which came under my observation merits praise. For the crew, they stood to their guns most nobly. Many deserve mention, but I shall only name those that came under my own observation. The following men are then honorably mentioned by Lieutenant Huntington: James Sheridan and John E. Jones, Quartermasters; William Gardner, Seaman; John Preston, Landsman; William Newland, Ordinary Seaman; David Nailor, Landsman; Charles Wooram, Ordinary Seaman; Thomas Kendrick, Coxswain. The marines conducted themselves with the usual distinguished gallantry of their corps. Sergeant James S. Roantree is particularly deserving of notice. Additional Reports of Captain T. A. Jenkins, commanding U. S. S. Richmond: Sir — I have the honor to report that in obedience to your general order and plan of battle for attacking Fort Morgan and the rebel fleet, Lieutenant-Commander Bancroft Gherardi, commanding the United Stat
quite severely in both eyes. Wm. Newland, O. S., first loader of after eleven-inch gun, behaved splendidly; he has been distinguished on board for his good conduct and faithful discharge of all his duties. David Nailor, landsman, powder-boy at the thirty-pounder Parrott rifle, had his passing-box knocked overboard out of his hand. The passing-box fell into one of the Galena's boats, which was right under our bow; Nailor jumped overboard, recovered his box and returned to his station. Charles Wooram, O. S., acting as an aid to the Executive Officer, distinguished himself by his cool courage; he carried orders intelligently and correctly. Thos. Kendrick, Cox., a volunteer from the Bienville, attracted my attention by his excellent conduct. The marines conducted themselves with the usual distinguished gallantry of their corps. Sergeant James S. Roantree is particularly deserving of notice. We are grateful to Almighty God for his protection. Inclosed are the reports of damag