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[110] Michael McKernan, whom I assigned as gunner to one of the guns, and nobly did he do his duty. It was his shot struck the Sachem in her steam drum. Too much praise cannot be awarded to Col. Leon Smith for his activity and energy in saving and bringing the vessels to port. I have the honor, Captain, to remain, with great respect, your most obedient servant,

R. W. Dowling, First Lieut., Commanding Co. F, Cook's Artillery, Fort Griffin, Sabine Pass.

Col. Leon Smith in his report said that the enemy's fleet consisted of 20 vessels, and that they had about 1,500 men on board. The 200 Confederates at Sabine pass were composed of detachments from Griffin's and Spaight's battalions.

In his report to General Banks, Maj.-Gen. W. B. Franklin, who was in command of the Federal troops, says ‘200,--000 rations and 200 mules were thrown overboard by the transports that had crossed the bar, to enable them to get outside again.’

General Magruder ordered the following troops to Sabine pass and vicinity immediately:

Third regiment infantry, Gould's regiment, four companies Griffin's battalion, Jones' company light artillery, Captains Nichols' and Gonzales' battalions, and First Texas cavalry who were encamped near Alleyton, Tex.

The roster of Company F, First Texas heavy artillery, present at the battle, is as follows: First Lieut. R. W. Dowling; Sergeants, Corporals and Privates: Jack W. White, Timothy McDonough, Thomas Dougherty, David Fitzgerald, Michael Monohan, John Masset, John Mc-Keefer, Patrick McDonald, William Gleason, Michael Carr, Joseph Wilson, Thomas Hagerty, Thomas Huggins, Abram McCabe, James Fleming, Patrick Fitzgerald, Thomas McKernan, Edward Pritchard, Charles Rheims, Timothy Hurley, John McGrath, Matthew Walshe, Patrick Sullivan, Patrick Clare, John Hennessy, Hugh Deagon, Maurice Powers, Abner Carter, Daniel McMurray, Patrick Malone, James Corcoran, Patrick Abbot, John McNealus,

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