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g the little experience they have had under fire, far more than realized my expectations. Fort Henry was dufended with the most determined gallantry by General Tightman, worthy of a batter cause; who, from his own account, went into the action with eleven guns of heavy callbre bearing upon our boats, which he fought until seven of the number were dismantled or otherwise rendered useless. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. H. Foots Flag Officer. Hon. Gidson Welles, Secretary Navy, Washington. The killed and wounded. W. D. Porter, commander, scalded. J. H. Lewis, paymaster, scalded. T. P. Perry, third master, soalded badly. S. B. Britian, master's mate, killed by connon shot. James McBride, Pilot, killed by scalding. William H. Ford, pilot, killed by scalding. John Matthews, quairmaster, badly scalded. A. D. Waterman, captain of forecastle, missing. Henry Gemper, fireman, missing. Samual Bayer, nreman, scalde