tte, stood out for you boldly as against marking Pot Porter as they called him.
In one of his best despatches, however, Porter is compelled to acknowledge the correctness of our judgment . . . .
Yours truly, G. Weitzel, Major-General.
Farragut, who had been offered the command of the expedition against Fort Fisher, but was — unhappily for me — too sick to take it, after he learned that the expedition was to go with my army, wrote me a confidential letter in which he strongly advised mmost adulatory in his conduct toward him. They were apparently the best possible friends.
During this time Porter wrote a confidential letter to Gideon Welles, the Secretary of the Navy.
The close, friendship of Grant and Porter remained until Farragut died, when Porter was appointed admiral in his place.
Grant appointed Borie, a respectable sugar merchant of Philadelphia, his Secretary of the Navy.
Porter immediately claimed that as admiral it was his duty to carry on all matters appertai
s, 538, 561, 567-568.
Attorney-General, in Farragut prize case, 1011.
Atzerott, fellow-conspironvention, 136-127.
Baton Rouge, seized by Farragut, 455; battle of, 480-487.
Bayard, Senator 0-657; pontoon equipment brought to, 683-685; Farragut summoned to, 751; Parker flees to, 751; arran5; on bank taxes, 944.
Corwine, meddles in Farragut prize case, 1010.
Constitution, The Ship, condition of New Orleans, 387; arbitrator in Farragut prize case, 1011.
Dutch Gap Canal, 744, 75ed Fort Pillow, 455; offer to co-operate with Farragut, 456.
Ellison, Richard, maternal grandfathButler justified in refusing to assault, 821; Farragut advises Butler against expedition, 823; refer 523.
Halleck, Gen. H. W., refusing aid to Farragut at Vicksburg considered, 455, 464; order assi to, 822; Grant's false friend, 823; succeeds Farragut, 823; interferes with Secretary of Navy, 823;
Stanton, E. M., letter from Halleck refusing Farragut aid, 457; Sumner's letters, 522; interview wi