ther attempt to get rid of this inconvenient neighbor.
The Essex, one of Ellet's ships, commanded by W. D. Porter,
W. D. violently with her beak; but the blow glanced off, and the Essex ran aground upon a shoal.
While endeavoring to extricate hederates in their turn concentrated all their guns upon the Essex, while their infantry opened a still more destructive fire he levees of New Orleans, having left W. D. Porter with the Essex and Sumter below Vicksburg, and the two gun-boats Katahdin low, was flanked by the two gun-boats, the left wing by the Essex.
Breckenridge's entire effort was directed upon the latthe Confederates was of very short duration; the fire of the Essex, which enfiladed their lines, threw them into confusion.
Te on land had ceased, the latter went in search of her; the Essex soon perceived her old antagonist, which was waiting in vaild no longer be continued.
At the first shot thrown by the Essex the commander of the Arkansas landed his crew, and setting