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hat was to pierce the barriers of the Western rivers. Most of the details in regard to these naval operations are from Hoppin's Life of Admiral Foote. As early as May 16, 1861, Commander John Rodgers had been sent West by the United States Govwar ; but, as an illustration of the magnitude and celerity of its preparations, it may be stated, on the authority of Prof. Hoppin, Foote's biographer, that 600 vessels were, in a space of time to be reckoned by months, made ready for efficient servthe river, shelling the banks, and fired a few shells at Fort Henry, at two and a half miles distance, without effect. Hoppin's Life of Foote, pp. 191, 192, and Confederate archives. The transport then landed the troops a few miles below, at Ae of the attack upon Fort Henry, it had been well fortified, though not strongly enough for the force brought against it. Hoppin, in his Life of Foote, following Lossing, says: It lay in a bend of the stream, and was at times almost surrounded
on its author. It was so with Foote. the battle of the gunboats Boynton's History of the United States Navy, and Hoppin's Life of Foote, give the Federal version of this conflict. Colonel Jordan shows conclusively, in his Life of Forrest, po silence these batteries, pass by, and take a position where he could enfilade the faces of the fort with broadsides. Hoppin's Life of Foote, p. 222. The gunboats opened at a mile and a half distance, and advanced until within three or four hundr his lower decks strewed with the dead and wounded. Howison's History (Southern Literary Messenger, 1862), p. 323. Hoppin says (page 223): The Louisville was disabled by a shot, which cut away her rudder-chains, making her totally unmanaepair damages, intending to return immediately with a stronger naval force to continue the siege. We learn also, from Hoppin's narrative, that Foote was twice wounded, once in the arm and once in the leg; and, from Foote's report, that his loss w