e the matter as I and others do. and make the correction so necessary to justice in your report dated May 6, 1862, and substitute a diagram of the actual positions your vessels and officers occupied in the line of attack, in
Battle of New Orleans. place of those now on the files of the Navy Department.
I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient servant, Theodorus Bailey, Rear-Admiral. Admiral D. G. Farragut, U. S. Navy.
Correction by Admiral Farragut.
New York, May 19, 1869.
My dear admiral — I have received your two letters, the first one of which was not given to me until to-day, as my physician has advised a total suspension of business until I should become fully convalescent, which I am happy to say, is now the case.
It affords me pleasure to make the correction you desire, in the diagram of the Mississippi battle, as I now fully comprehend what you wish in this matter.
In fact, I cannot understand how this sketch of the first proposed order of bat