War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0117 Chapter XXXVIII. SIEGE OF PORT HUDSON, LA.

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JUNE 10.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Please send to Springfield Landing 500 blank cartridges, 250 shrapnel, 200 shell, and 50 solid shot for the 9-inch navy guns. Please let me know when they will be there.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General.

JUNE 10.

General BANKS;

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

ALDEN,

Captain

JUNE 11,

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Your letter received. Will send answer about charges of powder desired for navy guns.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 11,

Captain ALDEN:

Your letter received. The general's request was for 200 shrapnel. You mentioned 50 only. We need them very much.

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 13.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

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

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 13.

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

Admiral FARRAGUT:

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

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 13.

Admiral FARRAGUT;

Please commence firing, with mortars only, at 11 p.m. and cease exactly at 2 a.m. Throw your shell as nearly as possible in the center of the works.

N. P. BANKS,

JUNE 14.

General BANKS:

General Dwight is preparing to renew the attack; should prefer to do so at the same time with General Grover. When will General Grover do so?

FISKE,

Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp.