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d over next morning to the mercy of Admiral Dahlgren.
He ordered me to be transferred to the guard-ship Ottowa, lying outside the rest of the fleet.
Upon reaching the quarter-deck of this vessel, 1 was met and recognized by her Commander, William D. Whiting.
He was an honorable gentleman and high-toned officer.
I was informed that his orders were to have me put in irons, and if obstreperous, in double irons.
I smiled, and told him his duty was to obey orders, and mine to adapt myself to circumstances — I could see no occasion to be obstreperous.
I think Captain Whiting felt mortified at being obliged thus to treat an old brother officer, whom he knew could only have been actuated by a sense of patriotic duty in making the attack which caused him to fall into his power as a prisonrr of war. At any rate, he proceeded immediately to see the admiral, and upon his return I was released, on giving my parole not to attempt an escape from the vessel.
His kindness, and the gentlemanly