JULY 5TH, 17865: Rear Admiral Stribling turned over command of the East Gulf Squadron to Rear Admiral Thatcher of the West Gulf Squadron. In accordance with Navy department orders dated 9 June 1865, the two squadrons were joined to form the newly designated Gulf squadron.
Stribling then proceeded to Boston on the USS Powhatan and hauled down his flag on the 12th.
Cutting Down. --Old B-R'er