War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0584 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SHORE STATION - 4.30 p. M.

General GRANGER:

Any messages to Admiral Farragut can be sent through this station.

A. J. MYER,

Colonel.

Admiral Farragut:

God bless you, your officers, and men. What is your loss, and what news have you?

GRANGER,

General.

Lieutenant DENICKE:

Send a boat ashore for my report.

McGINNIS,

General.

General GRANGER:

5 p. M. - Attack Fort Gaines to-night and take it, or I will breach it. I will send a boat to communicate with the outisde fleet and carry my dispatches.

FARRAGUT,

Admiral.

Colonel GRIER:

7.30 p. M. - Send one company to take possession of and hold Little Dauphin Island.

GRANGER,

General.

General McGINNIS,

Headquarters:

Tell Colonel Grier to send for the whisky.

WHTIE,

Surgeon.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Fort Gaines cannot be taken by assault before breaching it. I shall open my siege guns early in the morning.

GRANGER,

General.

General GRANGER:

8 p. M. - No other news. The fire with the Tennessee was terrific. My loss is about 17.

FARRAGUT,

Admiral.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

11 p. M.- Please inform me if you intend sending a vessel to Fortress Monroe or New York, and when, and oblige.

T. M. COOK,

Of New York Herald.

Colonel A. J. MYER:

5.40 p. M. - Communication is not open by night signals with the fleet.

WALKER,

Captain.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1864.

Captain MARSTON:

5 a. M. - Arrange for night signals. Use lanterns if danger with torches. Tell admiral we will probably communicate with Bienville to-day.

A. J. MYER,

Colonel.

Lieutenant HALLETT:

5 a. M. - Select four men to accompany Lieutenant Harris to Sand Island. Keep them in camp.

A. J. MYER,

Colonel.