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[222] class fireman; George Conroy, ordinary seaman; David Thurston, seaman; Thomas Brandon, ordinary seaman; Richard Evans, ordinary seaman; Thomas Potter, second-class fireman; John Wilson, boy; James Clemens, yeoman; George Peasey, seaman; John Riley, fireman; Henry Yates, seaman; James Wilson, boy.

In presence of

J. Adams Smith, Paymaster, United States Navy. John M. Browne, Surgeon, United States Navy.


Officers and seamen especially mentioned.

United States steamer Kearsarge, Cherbourg, France, June 25, 1864.
sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a list of the names of the men who, during the engagement of the Alabama and Kearsarge, exhibited marked coolness and good conduct, and for such have been recommended by the divisional commanders as deserving special reference to.

It affords me pleasure to report that William Smith, quartermaster, was captain of the eleveninch gun which, according to the rebel accounts, did such execution that a reward was offered by Captain Semmes to silence his gun. Smith is well worthy, both from education and otherwise, to the appointment of a master's mate.

John F. Bickford, who, during the engagement and from long example and good conduct, and also education, is entitled to this reward.

Both of these men are so highly spoken of by the officers, that it is but their due that my report should refer in a special manner to them.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

John A. Winslow, Captain. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.
P. S.--I omitted to state that the carpenter's mate of this vessel, Mark G. Ham, of Portsmouth, is most particularly recommended for promotion by the executive officer. He is, in my opinion, fully entitled to it from his conduct in the action, but not more than from his faithful and everwilling performance of duty during the cruise.

James Haley, captain forecastle; John F. Bickford, captain top; Charles A. Read, cockswain; William Smith, quartermaster; William Bond, boatswain's mate; Charles Moore, seaman; George Harrison, seaman; Thomas Perry, boatswain's mate; John Hayes, cockswain; George E. Read, seaman ; Robert Strahan, captain top; James H. Lee, seaman; Joachim Pease, colored, seaman; William B. Poole, quartermaster; Michael Aheam, paymaster's steward; Mark G. Ham, carpenter's mate.



Prisoners landed at Cherbourg under patrol.

United States steamer Kearsarge, Cherbourg, France, July 5, 1864.
sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a list comprising the names of prisoners from the Alabama, landed at Cherbourg under parol not to serve against the United States.

The Alabama brought into Cherbourg a crew of one hundred and forty-nine in number, all told.

It is supposed that she received an addition, as several officers and others were arrested by the police of Cherbourg, endeavoring to evade the laws by joining her.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

John A. Winslow, Captain. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy.

United States steamer Kearsarge, Port of Cherbourg, France, June 19, 1864.
We, the wounded prisoners of war, late seamen and others on board the Alabama, captured in the action off Cherbourg by the United States steamer Kearsarge, on the nineteenth of June, 1864, do solemnly affirm, upon our sacred word of honor, that we will not bear arms against, or otherwise operate against, the interest of the Government of the United States in any manner whatsoever, until we shall have been regularly exchanged.

Names.Witnesses.
Thomas X Winter, 
 second-class fireman.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
Jacob X Vorbor, 
 seaman.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
John X Neat, 
 seaman.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
Robert X Wright, 
 captain maintop.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
Wm. X McGinley, 
 cockswain.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
Wm. X McGuire, 
 captain foretop.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
Martin X King, 
 first-class fireman.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
Saml. X Williams, 
 first-class fireman.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
Peter X Hughes, 
 boatswain's mate.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.
Robert X Devine, 
 ordinary seaman.
 J. Adams Smith, paymaster.
 John M. Browne, surgeon.


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