gun, and prevented a repetition of her murderous fire.
Four of the marines were wounded, one I fear!
So soon as the crew were saved I reported to you in person, and within an hour left in the only remaining boat belonging to the Varuna, with your despatches for General Butler, returning with him yesterday afternoon.
Very respectfully, Charles S. Boggs, Commander United States Navy. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron.
Report of Commander John De camp, United States steamer Iroquois.
United States Steamer Iroquois, Off New Orleans, May 3, 1862.
Sir — I beg to submit the following report respecting our engagement with Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and a fleet of Confederate steamers and rams in this river, April 24th and 25th.
The Iroquois, being on picket duty during the night of the 24th, and being about one mile in advance of the squadron.
we observed the signal for action made on board the flagship at about 3 A.