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Doc. 124.-capture of the Indianola. Lieutenant Commander Brown's report. Washington, D. C., May 28, 1863. sir: At this, my earliest opportunity, I respectfully submit to the department a report of the operations of the steamer Indianolat two miles above the wreck of the Indianola. I have the honor to remain, Very respectfully, your obed't serv't, Geo. Brown, Lieut. Commander U. S. Navy. To Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Memphis Argus accounats were discovered, as far as the eye could reach, below. It was evident that they had on a full head of steam, and Captain Brown at once divined their character and purpose. They were none other than the long-expected rams, and hard fighting washe light in which it was intended, and the firing ceased on the Webb. As soon as communication had been established, Captain Brown was ordered to run the boat to the Louisiana shore. He complied; the confederate fleet came over, and the boat's off
ure by meeting the Indianola, which vessel made the Webb turn back, and she (the Webb) escaped up Red River. I knew that Brown could take care of the Webb by himself, but I have no idea that he will be a match for the Queen and Webb both ramming hiarter-boats; her furnaces were built of mud, and only intended to make black smoke and not steam. Without knowing that Brown was in peril, I let loose our monitor. When it was descried by the dim light of the morn, never did the batteries of Vic the engagement we heard the night before? The sounds of cannon had receded down the river, which led us to believe that Brown was chasing the Webb, and that the Queen had got up past him. One or two soldiers got the monitor out in the stream ag The firing of the heavy guns may have been a ruse to entice some more of our gunboats down there, but it won't succeed. Brown may be there and out of coal, and I am afraid to set a coal-barge adrift for fear the ram might pick it up and be enabled