under her by this time; her bow, stern and pilot-house were only partly plated.
Two more rams were reported to be at Mobile, not yet plated, and one just completed at Selma and aground above Mobile.
They also reported at Mobile four ironplated floating batteries, one of them sunk.
These reports were constantly brought down concerning Buchanan's force, and they were far from reassuring to the Union commander, who up to this time had not received a single iron-clad.
It was not until July 26th that the arrival of the Monitor Manhattan was reported.
She was under Sand Island, in charge of gun-boats.
The two double-turreted Monitors, Winnebago and Chickasaw, sent from Admiral Porter's fleet on the Mississippi, were in New Orleans, and would be off Mobile about the 30th of July.
The Tecumseh was not yet heard from, and the Army which Farragut had asked for to co-operate with him was still in New Orleans.
When the latter should arrive, Farragut would be quite ready to commence