ate no. 2 destroyed by the U. S. Gun-boat Louisville.
Rear view of casemate no. 2. the admiral in his report to the Navy Department.
This battle gave general satisfaction to the public.
It was unexpected and few knew where Fort Hindman was situated.
Directly after the capture of Fort Hindman, Lieutenant-Commander Walker in the De Kalb, and Lieutenant-Commander George Bache in the Cincinnati, were sent up the White River to capture the forts erected there by the Confederates, and General Gorman, U. S. A., accompanied the expedition with troops in the transports
On the arrival of the expedition at St. Charles, the fort under construction was evacuated and the guns carried off in the steamer Blue wing, but these were recaptured at Duvall's Bluff, shipped in cars ready to be transported to Little Rock, the Confederates deserting the place.
The railroad depot was destroyed by fire, all the rolling stock burned, and all the munitions of war placed on board the transports.