On February 6th, Foote formed his vessels into two lines, the ironclads — the Cincinnati, the Carondelet, the Essex, and the St. Louis — forming a front rank.
Slowly and cautiously he approached thechorus, and an iron rain began to fall with telling effect upon the Cincinnati, the Essex, the Carondelet, and the St. Louis, which were steaming forward half a mile in advance of the rear division of nearer grew the forts as up the narrow channel the flag-ship led the way, the Louisville, the Carondelet, and the Pittsburgh belching their fire at the wooded heights, as though endeavoring to attracream and out of action; later, in convoy of the Louisville, she returned to Cairo, leaving the Carondelet and Pittsburgh to escort the transports.
Meanwhile on shore, Grant was earning his first laurthe St. Louis was renamed the Baron de Kalb. At Fort Henry, she went into action lashed to the Carondelet on account of the narrowness of the stream; and later again, the gallant gunboat won laurels a
fed. 10 killed and wounded.
July 12, 1862: Lebanon, Ky.
Union, 28th Ky., Lebanon Home Guards.
Confed., Col. John H. Morgan's Kentucky Cav.
Union 2 killed, 65 prisoners.
July 13, 1862: Murfreesboroa, Tenn.
Union, 9th Mich., 3d Minn., 4th Ky. Cav., 7th Pa. Cav., 1st Ky. Battery.
Confed., Gen. N. B. Forrest's Cav.
Union 33 killed, 62 wounded, 800 missing.
Confed. 50 killed, 100 wounded.
July 15, 1862: near Vicksburg, Miss.
Union, Gunboats Carondelet, Queen of the West, Tyler, and Essex.
Confed., Ram Arkansas.
Union 13 killed, 36 wounded.
Confed. 5 killed, 9 wounded.
July 15, 1862: Fayetteville, Ark.
Union, detachments of 2d Wis., 3d Mo., 10th Ill., and Davidson's Battery.
Confed., Gen. Rains' command.
Confed. 150 captured.
July 17, 1862: Cynthiana, Ky.
Union, 18th Ky., 7th Ky. Cav., Cynthiana, Newport, Cincinnati, and Bracken Co. Home Guards (Morgan's Raid).
Confed., Morgan's Cav.