John Davis, quarter-gunner on board Valley City, in attack of enemy's vessels and a fort near Elizabeth City, North-Carolina, February tenth, 1862. When vessel was on fire near the magazine, seated himself on an open barrel of powder, as the only means to keep the fire out. Charles Kenyon, fireman, on board Galena, in attack upon Drury's Bluff, May fifteenth, 1862. “Conspicuous for persistent courage.” Jeremiah Regan, Quartermaster, on board Galena, in same attack, May fifteenth, 1862. His good conduct “attracted the particular attention” of his commanding officer. Alexander Hood, Quartermaster, John Kelley, second-class fireman. Both on board Ceres, in fight near Hamilton, up Roanoke River, July ninth, 1862, and both spoken of for “good conduct and soul-bravery.” Daniel Lakin, seaman; John Williams, seaman; John Breese, Boatswain's Mate; Alfred Peterson, seaman. All on board Commodore Perry, in attack upon Franklin, N. C., October third, 1862, and “distinguished themselves by their gallant conduct.” Thomas C. Barton, seaman on board Hunchback, in attack upon Franklin, N. C. Mentioned for “heroic conduct.” Edwin Smith, ordinary seaman on board Whitehead, in attack upon Franklin, N. C., October third, 1862. “Swam ashore under the fire of the enemy with a line,and thus rendered important service.” Mentioned for “gallantry.” Daniel Harrington, landsman, on board Pocahontas. Landing in a boat near Brunswick, (Ga.,) March eleventh, 1862, and when fired upon by the enemy, concealed, “exhibited great coolness and bravery.” John Williams, captain maintop, on board Pawnee, in attack upon Mathias Point, June twenty-sixth, 1861. “Gallantry cannot be spoken of in too high terms. Though wounded by a musket-ball in the thigh, he retained charge of his boat; and when staff was shot away, held the stump in his hand, with the flag, till we got alongside the Freeborn.” J. B. Frisbee, gunner's mate, on board Pinola, in attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the taking of New-Orleans. “Berth-deck on fire, he instantly closed the magazine, and remained inside.” Thomas Bourne, seaman, William McKnight, coxswain, William Martin, seaman, Jno. Greene, captain forecastle. Captains of guns on board Varuna, in attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April twenty-fourth, 1862. Mentioned as having done “their duty, through the thickest of the fight, with great coolness and damage to the enemy.” John McGowan, Quartermaster, Amos Bradley, landsman. On board Varuna, in attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April twenty-fourth, 1862. “Stood at the wheel the whole of the time, although guns were raking the decks from behind them.” “Their position was one of the most responsible on the ship, and they did their duty to the utmost.” George Hollat, third-class boy, on board Varuna, in attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April twenty-fourth, 1862. Mentioned “as deserving great praise.” Charles Florence, Boatswain's Mate; William Young, Boatswain's Mate; William Parker, Captain of the after-guard; Edward Wright, Quarter-master. On board the Cayuga, in attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the taking of New-Orleans, April twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth, 1862, Mentioned with “praise for their conduct.” Charles Bradley, Boatswain's Mate; Timothy Sullivan, coxswain; James Byrnes, Boatswain's Mate, on the United States steamer Louisville. First captains of nine-inch guns. Specially recommended for their “attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action.” John McDonald, Boatswain's Mate; Charles Robinson, Boatswain's Mate; Pierre Leon, Captain of the forecastle; Peter Cotton, coxswain, on board the Baron De Kalb. Mentioned by their commanding officer as having distinguished themselves in various actions. Charles W. Morton, Boatswain's Mate, William Martin, Boatswain's Mate; Robert Williams, Signal Quartermaster. On board the Benton. Also mentioned by their commanding officer as having distinguished themselves in various actions. The Secretary of the navy therefore awards a Medal of Honor to each of the persons above mentioned, which will be transmitted upon application made through their commanding officers respectively. The awards will be made hereafter only upon recommendations from commanding officers, in accordance with paragraphs four and five of General Order No. 10, of this department.
Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy.