only man seated in the chamber.
Their countenances expressed consternation.
They repeated that the man lived not in the city who dared to haul down the flag from over the City Hall.
The people-boys generally — were perfectly quiet until near the City Hall, when they began to give vent to their feelings by Hurrah for Jeff Davis!
Hurrah for Beauregard!
and the use of some angry language.--Editors. The mob tired itself out, and no longer threatened such violence as on the 26th.
On the 29th Farragut decided that the time had come for him to take formal possession of the city; he felt that this was a duty he owed to the navy, and he accordingly sent an expedition on shore under command of Fleet Captain H. H. Bell, and of this party I was second in command.
I had a detachment of sailors and two boat-howitzers, and was assisted by Midshipmen John H. Read and E. C. Hazeltine.
It is a strange fact that the three officers of the line with whom I went on shore on this occasion were