Admiral Porter again; and, after he got down to Alexandria, I sent him two or three times.
Finally, I sent him to General Banks.
to try and impress upon the General the necessity for giving the orders for details of men to build the dam.
General Hunter was there at the time, and he told General Banks that he thought, as I had recommended the thing, he ought to try it; and it was tried.
I have the report of Colonel Bailey to my adjutant-general, which gives all these facts, as I have statedbsist between the Army and Navy in a co-operative expedition.
This want of harmony was not the Admiral's fault.
He lay five days sick and unable to leave his bed, during which time Banks went to see him but once, and then in company with General David Hunter.
His errand was to ascertain which of your vessels can you best afford to destroy — for I must march — if there is any chance that any of them will delay us?
The Admiral was in pain and not in the best of humor, and replied: I will destr