ops, and the ferry was blockaded by the light gun-boats above — but these were some of the things the Confederates did which might properly have prevented them from receiving any quarter.
Besides the 6,000 men that surrendered to General Sherman, there were 500 left alive in the forts, and it was curious in looking over the list of prisoners to see added to the names, Seaman, Ordinary Seaman, Coal-heaver, Fireman, etc. These men were part of the crew and officers of the Confederate ram Ponchartrain, built at Little Rock, Ark., and the guns in the fort had been intended to form the battery of that vessel, which was destroyed by the enemy on hearing of the capture of Fort Hindman (Arkansas Post).
General McClernand assumed all the direction of affairs on the surrender of the fort and the Confederate troops, and wrote the report of this affair, in which he gave fair credit to the Navy; but he actually
Casemate no. 1 destroyed by the U. S. Gun-boat Baron deKalb.
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