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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 15 3 Browse Search
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my present position longer than you may see fit to open upon me with the fleet, and feeling also the uselessness of entailing upon ourselves further destruction of life, I have the honor to propose the surrender of Fort Gaines, its garrison, stores, etc. I trust to your magnanimity for obtaining honorable terms, which I respectfully request that you will transmit to me, and allow me sufficient time to consider them and return an answer. This communication will be handed to you by Major W. R. Browne. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, C. D. Anderson, Colonel Commanding. Joint letter from rear-admiral Farragut and Major-General Granger to Colonel Anderson. flag-ship Hartford, Mobile Bay, August 7, 1864. sir: In accordance with the proposal made in your letter of this morning for the surrender of Fort Gaines, I have to say that, after communicating with General Granger, in command of our forces on Dauphin Island, the only offers we can make are--
t service performed by the blockading force at St. Andrew's Sound, under command of Acting Master William R. Browne, in destroying a very extensive and valuable quality of salt-works, both at Lake Oc, having heard of the expedition to Lake Ocala, and placed his command at the disposal of Acting Master Browne for more extensive operations near St. Andrew's; and accordingly three officers and fortyseven wagons and five large flat-boats. The entire damage to the enemy is estimated by Acting Master Browne at three million dollars. Thirty-one contrabands employed at those works gladly availeles were buried for concealment. In the mean time, while these operations were going on, Acting Master Browne got under way in the bark Restless, and ran up to within one hundred yards of the town ofe soon reduced to ashes. No resistance was offered to our people throughout the affair. Acting Master Browne speaks in high terms of Acting Ensigns James J. Russell and Charles N. Hicks, and the for
hip Dale, Key West, March 8, 1864. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith the reports of acting volunteer Lieutenant W. R. Browne, giving the details of two expeditions lately sent out from the United States bark Restless, to destroy certain newly-erected salt-works, the property, asbringing seven contrabands and six shot-guns. You will please find inclosed a drawing of the boilers and kettles. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. R. Browne, Acting Master Commanding. To Acting Rear-Admiral Theodorus Bailey, Commanding E. G. B. Squadron. United States bark Restless, St. Andrew's Bay, February 29, ls connected with the manufacture of this article. After destroying the above, they returned to the ship, bringing with them a contraband found at this place. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. R. Browne, Acting Master Commanding. To Acting Rear-Admiral Theodorus Bailey, Commanding E. G. B. Squadron, Key West, Fla.