War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0081 Chapter XXXVIII. SIEGE OF PORT HUDSON, LA.

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General BANKS:

Ammunition for the naval battery just received, and will be sent this a. m. to Springfield Landing.

T. A. JENKINS,

Captain, and Chief of Staff.

JUNE 14.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Getting very short of ammunition. Please send us as much Dahlgren ammunition as you can spare, to the extent of 800 rounds, chiefly shell and shrapnel. Can you spare any 20-pounder Parrott ammunition?

BANKS,

General.

SPRINGFIELD LANDING, June 15.

Lieutenant SCHLEY:

Send me as many 5-second fuses as you can possibly spare to Springfield Landing, care of General Arnold, chief of artillery.

E. TERRY.

JUNE 15.

General BANKS:

Sir: From information received, I think an attack will be soon made upon my forces by a large forces of cavalry. If the enemy does not attack me to-day, I shall move my force to the lower fleet, for the purpose of getting a safe position and near supplies.

C. H. SAGE,

Colonel, Commanding.

JUNE 15.

General BANKS:

I can deliver in New Orleans one thousand 30-pounder Parrott shot or shell, and six hundred 20-pounder Parrott shot or shell. If wander, telegraph to Commodore Morris for it to be sent in an army transport.

FARRAGUT,

Admiral.

SPRINGFIELD LANDING, June 17.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Can you send me two surgeons, as wounded are coming in very fast, and I am short-handed?

J. C. FISHER,

Medical Director.

JUNE 17.

J. C. FISHER, Medical Director:

I have but one surgeon.

FARRAGUT,

Admiral.

U. S. GUNBOAT WINONA,

Donaldsonville, June 18.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

SIR: The enemy is in force near Plaquemine--cavalry, infantry, and artillery. The force that made this morning's raid numbered 300. It seems they intended attacking this place. I at once proceeded here as quickly as possible.

The commanding officer expects an attack. With the assistance of a gunboat, the fort can be held, in my opinion, against any force the rebels can bring.

A. W. WEAVER,

Lieutenant-Commander.

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