Vicksburg works, May 22, by the Army and Navy.
loss of the Cincinnati before Vicksburg.
her guns transferred to the Rear of the City.
destruction of nine Confederate steamers up the Yazoo, by Lieutenant-Commander Walker.
attack on Vicksburg, June 19, by the Army and Navy.
all the enemy's guns silenced.
General Price's Army repulsed by General Mower and the marine brigade.
energy shown by the Confederates in Vicksburg.
short summary of the work accomplished before Vicksburg by the Navy. ined possession of the Yazoo River and district as far as the rear of Vicksburg but for the delay at Helena.
It also assured the success of the Steele's Bayou expedition, which was undertaken soon after the expedition to Yazoo Pass.
On the 19th of June, Admiral Porter received a notification from General Grant that he intended to open a general bombardment on the city at 4 A. M. and continue it until 10 o'clock. At the appointed time the bombardment commenced all along the army line and was
After the Brigade left the Tennessee River the guerillas re-commenced their operations, but the commanding officers of the small gun-boats exerted themselves to the utmost to make up for the loss of the landing parties.
On the 19th of June Acting-Master W. C. Hanford, commanding the U. S. S. Little Rebel, heard that a party of guerillas under Colonel Bissell were lying in wait for gun-boats, proposing to give them one round from their battery and then make off. Hanford mounted two howitzers as field-pieces, manned them with sixteen of his best men, and started them in search of the marauders.
On the following morning, June 19th, on hearing the firing of guns the Robb and the Silver Cloud got underway and ran down to the point where the battery had been placed.
Here Hanford found that Bissell had attacked his battery with four hundred men, but as the Confederates advanced, four abreast, the Union guns opened on them, making large gaps in their ranks and firing so r
f coolness and fortitude which gave promise at the outset of certain victory.
I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your obedient servant, John A. Winslow, Captain. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.
To this dispatch the Secretary of the Navy responded as follows:
Navy Department, July 6, 1864.
Sir — Your very brief dispatches of the 19th and 20th ultimo, informing the Department that the piratical craft Alabama, or 290, had been sunk on the 19th of June near meridian, by the Kearsarge, under your command, were this day received.
I congratulate you on your good fortune in meeting this vessel, which had so long avoided the fastest ships and some of the most vigilant and intelligent officers of the service; and for the ability displayed in this combat you have the thanks of the Department.
You will please express to the officers and crew of the Kearsarge the satisfaction of the Government at the victory over a vessel superior in tonnage