War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0101 Chapter XXXVIII. SIEGE OF PORT HUDSON, LA.

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JUNE 7-2.30 p.m.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

We have men near by the creek, and will report to you. All going well.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 9-6 p.m.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Opened fire at 11 a.m. from the heavy guns and mortars, and fired slowly during the day with good range and excellent effect, driving the enemy away from the parapet. Our fire was, except in one or two instances, unanswered. The navy guns were admirably served. Please keep up your mortar fire during the whole of the night. We shall fire slowly all night.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 9-6.30 p.m.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Will send you a report of the operations at the mouth of Thompson's Creek this evening.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding

JUNE 10-1.30 p.m.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Please send to Springfield Landing 500 blank cartridge, 250 shrapnel and 50 solid shot for the 9-inch navy guns. Please let me know when they will be there.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 10-3.15 p.m.

General BANKS:

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

ALDEN,

Captain.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

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

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 12-8 a.m.

General BANKS:

Your request will be attended to

FARRAGUT

Admiral.

JUNE 13-9 a.m.

General BANKS:

Commodore Palmer sent me word, and I send 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 I will send by the first opportunity.

FARRAGUT.

Admiral.

JUNE 13-5 p.m.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

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

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 14-7 a.m.

General DWIGHT:

Send me a report every half hour, or oftener, if you can.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.