ason I was, at the outset, a little surprised that you should have apparently complained of my report, but my examination of the printed diagram has fully satisfied me of the justice of your appeal.
I shall, therefore, forward to the Department a correct sketch of the final attack as we passed up the river.
I am, very truly, your friend and obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Admiral U. S. N. Rear-Admiral T. Bailey, Washington.
Letters to the Secretary of the Navy.
New York, May 24, 1869.
Sir — My attention having been called by Rear-Admiral Bailey to an incorrect sketch which accompanied my report of May 6, 1862, upon the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, I have the honor to forward herewith a corrected diagram, showing the position of the vessels at the time they passed through the obstructions after the chains had been separated.
This will demonstrate that Rear-Admiral (then Captain) Bailey led the fleet in the Cayuga, up to the attack on the forts, as had b