g Forts Jackson and St. Philip, of the other part, it is mutually agreed:
That Brigadier-General Duncan and Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins shall surrender to the mortar flotilla Forts Jackson and
It is agreed by Commander David D. Porter, commanding the mortar flotilla, that Brigadier-General Duncan and Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins, together with the officers under their command, shall bthe forts, with the steamers Westfield, Winona, and Kennebec in company, and sent a boat for General Duncan and Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins, and such persons as they might see fit to bring with them.
t the hopes of their salvation seemed to depend, as will appear by the following letter from General Duncan, taken in the fort:
Fort Jackson, Louisiana, April 22, 1862.
Captain — Your note ofe cut in the fort.
One of the soldiers went into it some distance when he was discovered by General Duncan and ordered out. The passage was then filled up and a guard placed over the entrance to keep