is correction has not been made before, because I was not aware of the existence of the mistake — the diagram being evidently a clerical error — and in opposition to the text, in which I distinctly state that Rear-Admiral Bailey not only led, but performed his duty with great gallantry, to which I call the attention of the Department.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Admiral U. S. N. Hon. A. E. Borie, Secretary of the Navy, Washington.
Washington, D. C. May 25, 1869. Hon. A. E. Borie, Secretary of the Navy.
Sir — I have the honor to enclose herewith, original and certified copies of a correspondence which I have had with Admiral D. G. Farragut, relating to the battle below New Orleans, and to request that the letters marked from A to E, be placed on the files of the Navy Department, as furnishing a correction of that officer's report, with an accompanying diagram heretofore made to the Department.
The object of my addressing Admiral Farragut is<