Eastern side of the river.
At half-past 10 o'clock the gunboats were signalled by Flag Officer A. R. Foote to get under way, and slowly steamed up the river in the following order: The gunboat Catified to surrender, if surrender he must, to so brave an officer as Flag-Officer Foots." Flag Officer Foote replied; "You do right in surrendering, sir; I should not have done it if you had sunk allthem the thanks of the Union.
Too much of the credit of this victory cannot be awarded to Flag-Officer Foote, who has labored incessantly in the preparation of his fleet, and finally, when the time fhington, Feb. 12
--The following Is Lieut. Commanding Phillips's official report to Flag- Officer Foote, received to-day at the headquarters of the army by telegraph from Cairo.
Gunboat ne but parties who have immediate means of passing on this line; have made property.
Commodore Foote has sent to Chicago for 200 men for the gunboats, and says if they are furnished speedily h