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ies behind me that had not been silenced, you answered No, sir; not on any account.
It affords me great pleasure to bear witness to the excellent deportment of my officers and men; a more cool, or a braver set of men, was never on board of any vessel.
We were hulled but twice, one shot taking effect below water, on our starboard bow; and we received some damage to our rigging.
We have no casualties on board.
We expended, in the action, 28 nine-inch shells, 41 nine-inch shrapnel, 62 Hotchkiss eighty-pound rifle shells, 3 Dahlgren eighty-pound rifle shells, 14 Parrott thirty-pound rifle shells.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Thos. T. Craven, Captain. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, United States Ship Hartford, above Vicksburg.
United States Gun-Boat Katahdin, Below Vicksburg, Mississippi River, June 29, 1862.
Sir — Agreeably to your order of this date, I have to report that I received no orders to follow the flag