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ld for the present would be the south prong of the St. Mary's, Baldwin, Jacksonville, Magnolia, and Pilatka, and that Henry's mounted forces should be kept moving as circumstances might justify or require. This is my plan of present operations. A raid to tear up the railroad west of Lake City will be of service, but I have no intention to occupy now that part of the State. Very respectfully, etc., Q. A. Gillmore, Major-General Commanding. Headquarters of the army, Washington, March 16, 1864. Robert N. Scott, Captain Fourth U. S. Infantry, A. D. C. President Lincoln's letter. Executive mansion, Washington, January 13, 1864. Major-General Gillmore: I understand an effort is being made by some worthy gentlemen to reconstruct a legal State government in Florida. Florida is in your department, and it is not unlikely that you may be there in person. I have given Mr. Hay a commission of Major, and sent him to you with some blank books and other blanks, to aid in the
Doc. 109.-the fight at Yazoo City. Cairo, March 16, 1864. From an officer just arrived from Vicksburgh, who was in the recent fight at Yazoo City, we learn particulars concerning it. The fight was one of the best contested and most desperate of the war. The Union force consisted of the Eleventh Illinois, Colonel Schofield, Colonel Coates's Eighth Louisiana, (colored,) and two hundred of the First Mississippi cavalry, Colonel Ed. Osband, (colored.) The enemy had eight regiments, under command of Ross and Richardson. The fight commenced at eight A. M., and lasted nearly till dark, when the enemy retired. Three hundred of the Eleventh Illinois were surrounded in a small fort of the bluff outside the town. A storm of shot and shell was poured upon them all day, when a summons was sent to them to surrender. They replied that they didn't know what surrender meant. The remainder of the Union force was in town, where they were met by the enemy, who had gained cover of some
d, marked W. J. W., No. 289. This gun is an old army thirty-two pounder, rifled, with band shrunk on the breech. Two twenty-four pounder siege-guns, two sixpounder field-pieces, in hill battery. flag-ship Black Hawk, off Alexandria, La., March 16, 1864. sir: I have the honor to inform you that I arrived at this place this afternoon. As soon as the Forts were surrendered, I pushed on the fastest vessels, Ouachita and Lexington, followed by the Eastport, to Alexandria. The Ouachita arriv Very respectfully, your obedient. servant, David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral. Lieutenant Commander S. L. Phelps, Commanding Eastport. Report of Lieutenant Commander S. L. Phelps. United States iron-clad ram Eastport, Alexandria, La., March 16, 1864. sir: In obedience to your order of the twelfth instant, I proceeded up Red River; the La Fayette, Choctaw, Osage, Neosho, Ozark, Fort Hindman, and Cricket in company, meeting with no obstacle till we reached the obstructions eight miles b