wright; Brooklyn, 24 guns, Capt. T. T. Craven; Richmond, 26 guns, Com. James Alden; Mississippi, 12 guns, Com. Melancton Smith; Pensacola, 24 guns.
Capt. H. W. Morris; Cayuga, 6 guns, Lieut. Com. N. B. Harrison; Oneida, 9 guns, Com. S. P. Lee; Varuna, 10 guns, Corn.
Charles S. Boggs; Katahdin, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. George H. Preble; Kineo, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. George M. Ransom; Wissahickon, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. A. N. Smith; Winona, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. E. T. Nichols; Itasca, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. C. H. B. Caldwell; Pinola, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. Pierce Crosby; Kennebec, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. John H. Russell; Iroquois, 9 guns, Com. John De Camp; Sciota, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. Edward Donaldson.
Total guns, 177.
Also the following steamers belonging to the mortar flotilla: Harriet Lane, Owasco. Clifton, Westfield, Miami, Jackson; besides the mortar schooners, which will be named hereafter.
The frigate Colorado, of fifty guns, is not enumerated, for though present, both Flag-officer Farragut an
, Mississippi River, April 24, 1862.
Sir — Agreeably to your instructions, I proceeded up the river, in the boat furnished from the Hartford, to make a final reconnoissance of the schooners
Lieutenant-commanding (afterwards commodore) Chas. H. B. Caldwell, of the Itasca. on the west bank of the river, and a careful examination as to the chains that were originally stretched from them to the schooners on the starboard side, one of which we ran on shore on the night of the 20th.
I succeeded nd disappointment I felt that my disabled condition prevented my being a participant in its complete success; and to assure you it was owing to circumstances that Providence alone could control.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, C. H. B. Caldwell, Lieutenant-Commander. Flag-officer David G. Farragut, Commander-in-Chief of Western Gulf Blockading Squadron.
Report of Lieutenant-Commander N. B. Harrison, United States gun-boat Cayuga.
United States Gun-Boat, Cayuga, Mississi