erior is used for that purpose; went out with Captain Burns to convince myself of that fact.
May 1.--The three cotton boats returned, having been fired into.
In a letter written by Colonel Shaw, who was at this time with his brigade at Governor Moore's plantation, he says:
The ostensible purpose of occupying this position was the securing of forage, but as scarcely any was procured and several thousand bushels of corn were carelessly burned, it was thought a somewhat suspicious circussistant Paymaster, W. H. Gilman; Acting-Ensigns, S. Poole, R. M. Williams and E. H. Qualding; Acting-Master's Mates, R. A. Day, R. A. Treat and B. W. Herr; Engineers: Acting-Chief, Henry Hartwig; Acting-First-Assistants, T. F. Ackerman and John S. Moore; Acting-Second-Assistant, G. N. Heizel; Acting-Third-Assistants, W. T. Baxter and J. F. Liddell: Acting-Gunner, J. F. Riblet; Acting-Carpenter, James Rouse.
Iron-clad steamer Lafayette.
Lieutenant-Commander, James P. Foster; Acting-Volunte