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nches of water under her keel. At midnight. both cane to anchor in the Cape Fear, and were next morning, which was calm, on their way to Port Royal, where the Mississippi was unladen and repaired ; but was run aground again while moving down to the mouth of the harbor. The Captain was now deposed, Acting-Master Sturgis, of the Mount Vernon, appointed to his place; the troops once more debarked, and the ship pulled into deep water by the help of all the tugs in port. She again put to sea March 13th, having been eleven days in the port; and seven more brought her safely in sight of Ship Island; where so heavy a gale was blowing that landing troops was for two days impossible. It was the 25th of March when--30 days from Hampton Roads — they were debarked on that desolate sand-bank; where Gen. Butler was soon deep in consultation with Captains Farragut and Bailey, of the Navy, as well as with his military associates. Of these, Lt. Godfrey Weitzel, who had for two years been stationed
so be Military Governor of the District of Columbia, and a fifth, composed of the forces on the upper Potomac, to be commanded by Gen. Nath'l P. Banks. Gen. McClellan, in compliance with the President's War Order No. 2, made this disposition. March 13. Gen. McClellan's original plan contemplated an advance on Richmond by way of the lower Rappahannock, landing at Urbana, and making a secondary base of West Point, at the head of York river; and this would seem, whether regarded abstractly ohimself rejoining Shields early next day, and resuming command. He pursued Jackson vigorously up the Valley to Woodstock, but was unable to bring him to bay. We have seen that Gen. McClellan's council of corps commanders decided, on the 13th of March, to abandon his original plan of debarking at Urbana, on the Rappahannock, and advancing thence on Richmond by West Point, at the head of York river, making this a secondary base. This most unfortunate decision is rendered unaccountable by a
bow-guns, and received one or two more slots, which did her no essential harm. An hour of this satisfied her, and she backed completely out of the fight; when the De Kalb came forward and fired away for two hours: then she, too, gave it up ; leaving the Rebel works essentially intact. The next day was devoted by Ross to erecting a land battery in front of the Rebel lines, under cover of woods: Loring withholding his fire on it to economize his scanty ammunition. At 10 next morning, March 13. both gunboats renewed the bombardment, aided by our land battery. During the day, one of the Chilicothe's shells tore through the enemy's parapet, knocking out a cotton-bale, and igniting a tub of cartridges beside the Whitworth gun ; whereby Lt. Waul, serving it, was wounded, and 15 of his men burned some of them badly. Other damage was done; but the Rebels worked throughout the ensuing night, repairing and strengthening their works. Our fire was renewed for a short time next day; and
at Old River; losing 12 men, killing 4, wounding 7, and taking 26 prisoners. Admiral Farragut, having heard of our loss of the Queen of the West and De Soto See page 298. below Vicksburg, decided that it was his duty to run the Rebel batteries at Port Hudson, in order to recover the command of the river above; so he called on Gen. Banks for cooperation. Hereupon, our forces were hastily recalled from the Atchafalaya and concentrated at Baton Rouge; where they crossed and advanced, March 13-14. about 12,000 strong, driving in the Rebel pickets, to the rear of the Port; Farragut having intended, under cover of a land attack on that side, to run the batteries early next morning. He judged best, however, to anticipate Gen. Banks's attack, the night being intensely dark; so, in his stout flag-ship Hartford, lashed side to side with the Albatross, he led the perilous adventure; arriving abreast of the Rebel batteries a little before midnight. If he had counted on passing unobse
their way to the ocean, was calculated to deepen and improve those remaining. Com. Dupont, in his steam frigate Wabash, with twenty other armed vessels, and six unarmed transports, conveying a brigade of volunteers, Gen. Wright, and a battalion of marines, Maj. Reynolds, setting out from Port Royal Feb. 28. swept down the coast to St. Andrew's and Cumberland sounds; taking unresisted possession of Fort Clinch on Amelia island, Fernandina, St. Mary's, Brunswick, March 9. Darien, March 13. St. Simon's island, Jacksonville, March 12. and St. Augustine; where Fort St. Mark--another of the old Federal coast defenses — was repossessed without bloodshed--Gen. Trapier, Rebel commander on this coast, having no force adequate to resisting such an expedition--Florida having ere this contributed nearly 10,000 men, out of a total white population of 80,000, to the Confederate armies fighting in other States. A considerable Union feeling was evinced at various points; a Union meet