War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0080 W. FLA.,S. ALA.,S. MISS.,LA.,TEX.,N. MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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JUNE 10.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Please send to Springfield Landing 500 blank cartridges, 50 shrapnel, 500 shell, and 50 solid shot for the 9-inch navy guns. Please let me know when they will be there.

BANKS,

General.

JUNE 10.

General BANKS:

The ammunition you asked for will be at Springfield Landing at 5 p. m.

ALDEN,

Captain.

JUNE 12.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Your letter is received; will send an answer about charges desired for the navy guns.

BANKS,

General.

JUNE 12.

General BANKS:

Your request will be attended to.

FARRAGUT,

Admiral.

JUNE 13.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Please send an order to the company of sharpshooters from the Arizona, said to be ashore at Saint Francisville, to join their regiment at once.

BANKS,

General.

JUNE 13.

General BANKS:

Commodore Palmer sent me word, and I sent it to you, that the sharpshooters of the Arizona had joined their regiment some time before the Arizona went up the river to Natchez, but will send over by the first opportunity.

FARRAGUT,

Admiral.

SPRINGFIELD LANDING, June 13.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Dispatches to General Grant delivered in person. Chief engineer asks, Can you give Captain Baker four 30-pounder Parrott guns, and what kind of carriages?

J. T. BARKER,

Captain and Engineer.

JUNE 13.

Captain J. T. BARKER, Engineer:

The admiral has no 30-pounder Parrott guns here. It is understood there is a large number belonging to the army at New Orleans in store.

T. A. JENKINS,

Captain, and Chief of Staff.

JUNE 13.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Colonel

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informs me that you told him that you had received orders not to fire; if so, it must be a great mistake in some of my dispatches. Please continue the fire of your mortars all night. We shall fire al night, also.

BANKS,

General.

JUNE 13.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Please send as many shrapnel as you can spare for the 9-inch navy guns. General Gardner answers that his duty requires him to defend the place, and he declines to surrender.

BANKS,

General.