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ide-de-camp to General Banks, went to communicate with Admiral Farragut and found Admiral Porter at the mouth of Red River. He brought the report that Porter had captured Grand Gulf and Grant had begun his victorious march on Vicksburg. Official War Records, XV, 311. Irwin, p. 144. (This is the present professor of horticulture in Harvard University.) Capt. Howard Dwight, assistant adjutant-general at the headquarters of General Banks, was shot and killed by guerillas at Bayou Boeuf, May 4, 1863, after having surrendered while riding to the front. His brother, Brig.-Gen. Wm. Dwight, Jr., was ordered by General Banks to arrest one hundred white persons in the vicinity and send them to New Orleans, to be confined as hostages for the arrest of the assassins. Official War Records, XV, 312, 1119. Irwin, pp. 145, 146. There were not so many white men in that whole region, and the offenders were never brought to justice, though the act was disavowed and condemned by the Confederate