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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
wing is from the surgeon's report: Killed: James Laver, ordinary seaman, on board the Arletta, native of Isle of Jersey; struck by an eight-inch solid shot on April 18. Slightly wounded, disabled: Michael Brady, carpenter's mate of this vessel, aged 32, native of New York; struck by a fragment of a shell on April 19. Althand memorandum were finished on board and distributed to the fleet. Several of the enemy's gun-boats came out, and both our boats were fired at repeatedly. April 18.--Before daylight on the 18th of April, Mr. Oltmanns went on board the Harriet Lane. and Mr. Harris on some other gun-boat, both with directions to assist in pl18th of April, Mr. Oltmanns went on board the Harriet Lane. and Mr. Harris on some other gun-boat, both with directions to assist in placing the mortar vessels exactly in such positions as were marked out by Captain Porter the day before, and which had been determined by the same gentlemen. Tow after tow, consisting of one of the former ferry-boats, Westfield and Clifton, each with three or four mortar boats, came up, and the latter were in a short time stationed