On U. S. Gun Boat Essex. off Baton Rouge, La
First Master H.A. Glasford
You will report for duty to Capt. R.K. Riley on board the Anglo American and take with you the officers of the late U.S. Gun Boat Sumpter.
Very respectfully your obt servent (signed) W. D. Porter
Cmding Naval forces on Western Waters
reported August 21, 1862 with the following Officers
3rd Master John C. Parker
Chief Engineer James Miller
1st Asst " Wm. H Manning
2nd " " Ed. Bushard
3rd " " Wm. Hines
Asst Sargt A. G. [Quinlan?]
Pilots Isaiah Russell
" Wm Parker
Master Mate. Robt Russell
" " William F Chass
Gunner Charl. Ernshaw
Carpenter H. Kinney
Reported August 21st 1862/signed R.K.Riley. Comdg.
I certify on honor the above to be a true copy of original now on my possession
N. orleans Sept. 18. 1862.
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