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AUGUST 2-23, 1864. -Operations in Mobile Bay, Ala.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

August 3, 1864- U. S. Forces land on Dauphin Island and invest
Fort Gaines.

5, 1864-

Fort Powell evacuated by the Confederates. Passage of Fort Morgan by the U. S. fleet, and
engagement in Mobile Bay. U. S. monitor Tecumseh sunk by torpedo near Fort
Morgan. Capture of the Confederate ram Tennessee and gun-
boat Selma.

8, 1864.-

Surrender of Fort Gaines.

9-22, 1864.-

Siege of Fort Morgan.

23, 1864. -

Surrender of Fort Morgan.

REPORTS, ETC. *

Numbers 1. -Major General Edward R. S. Canby, U. S.
Army,commanding Military DIVISION of the WEST Mississippi.

Numbers 2. -Captain Miles D. McAlester, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, Chief Engineer.

Numbers 3. -Major Frank W. Marston, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, Chief Signal Officer.

Numbers 4. -Major General Gordon Granger, U. S. Army, commanding land forces.

Numbers 5. -Lieutenant Charles S. Sargent, Second Louisiana Infantry, Aide-de-Camp to Major General Nathaniel P. Banks.

Numbers 6. -Lieutenant N. Henry Camp, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

Numbers 7. -Itinerary of U. S. Forces in Mobile Bay, Ala., commanded by Brigadier General George H. Gordon, U. S. Army.

Numbers 8. -Itinerary of U. S. Forces on Mobile Point, Ala., commanded by Colonel Henry Bertran, Twentieth Wisconsin Infantry.

Numbers 9. -Captain Edward Coulter, Twentieth Iowa Infantry.

Numbers 10. -Major William Roy, First Indiana Heavy Artillery.

Numbers 11. -Lieutenant Frank B. Fenton, Battery A, Second Illinois Light Artillery

Numbers 12. -Captain Jacob B. Rawles, Battery G, Fifth U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 13. -Major General Dabney H. Maury, C. S. Army, commanding Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.

Numbers 14. -Brigadier General Richard L. Page, C. S. Army, commanding Fort Morgan and the outer defenses of Mobile Bay.

Numbers 15. -Lieutenant Colonel James M. Williams, Twenty-first Alabama Infantry.

Numbers 16. -Major James T. Gee, First Battalion Alabama Artillery.

Numbers 17. -Admiral Franklin Buchanan, C. S. Navy.

Numbers 18. -Commander James D. Johnston, C. S. Navy, commanding ram Tennessee.

Numbers 19. -Lieutenant Commander Patrick U. Murphy, C. S. Navy, commanding gun-boat Selma.

Numbers 20. -Lieutenant John W. Bennett, C. S. Navy, commanding steamer Gaines.

Numbers 21. -Lieutenant John A. Payne, C. S. Navy, engineer officer steamer Gaines.

Numbers 22. -Lieutenant Edgar L. Lambert, C. S. Navy.

Numbers 23. -Second Assistant Engineer Edward Debois C. S. Navy.

Numbers 24. -Gunner Z. A. Offutt, C. S. Navy.

Numbers 25. -Complimentary letter from Stephen R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy.

Numbers 1. Reports of Major General Edward R. S. Canby, U. S. Army, commanding Military DIVISION of WEST Mississippi.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., August 6, 1864-10 a. m.

(Via U. S. Steamer Evening Star. Received 12. 30 p. m. 12th.)

SIR: I have the honor to report that the troops under General Granger's command disembarked on the western extremity of Dauphin

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*For reports of naval operations, see Report of the Secretary of the Navy, for 1864, pp. 395-476, and for Grant's reference thereto, see Vol. XXXVIII, Part I, p. 26.

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