followed their shipmates to a watery grave.
This was done within three hundred yards of the fort, with shot and shell falling thickly about him. Ensign Nields, not only received the warmest commendations from Admiral Farragut, but the highest admiration that could be felt by every officer in the fleet.
Such acts of gallantry, connected with a mission of mercy, should obtain the greatest rewards.
The following survivors of the Tecumseh were picked up by the Metacomet's boat: Acting-Ensign John J. P. Zettich, Quartermasters C. V. Dean and William Roberts; Seamen James McDonald, George Major and James Thorn; Ordinary Seaman Charles Packard; Landsman William Fadden; Coal-heaver William C. West, and Pilot John Collins.
In addition to these, there were picked up by one of the Tecumseh's boats: Acting-Masters C. F. Langley and Gardner Cottrell, Gunner's Mate S. S. Shinn, Quarter-gunner John Gould, Seamen Frank Commins, Richard Collins and Peter Parkes.
Four men, whose names are unknown