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t sanction of the owners, and paying the full value in money. I issued stringent orders in relation to pillaging, etc. The Exchange was struck twice out of four shots to-day in the first reconnoissance, but no one hurt. One shot struck within two feet of the boilers, without doing any damage. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, E. K. Owen, Lieutenant Commander, commanding Fifth District. Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Letter from rear-admiral Porter, transmitting additional report of Lieutenant Commander E. K. Owen. flag-ship Black Hawk, Mississippi Squadron, Red River, March 6, 1864. sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy of report from Lieutenant Commander E. K. Owen, in relation to movements up the Yazoo River. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Additional report of Lieutenant E. K. Owen. U
er Clara Bell, Grand Ecore, La., April 5, 1864. expedition after Harrison's guerrillas. Brigadier-General A. J. Smith, commanding detachment of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth army corps, reached this celebrated point on Sunday afternoon, Admiral Porter's fleet of ironclads having preceded our transports up this crooked river. Major-General Banks and staff arrived here at sundown Sunday, on his flagship Black Hawk. Our gunboats met with no opposition on the trip up the river. A gang of reonement of the victories which are sure to greet our forces in this department as soon as the advance on Shreveport begins. At present we are at a standstill, several transports and gunboats having got aground on the way up from Alexandria. Admiral Porter feels quite confident a sufficient rise will take place within three or four days to admit of the passage of all our transports and the iron-clad fleet. In crossing the falls at Alexandria, the Eastport, one of our most valuable and formidab
rds. General Grover, commanding the post at Alexandria, has been ordered here, and is now expected. Fears are entertained that the rebels may attack Alexandria for the purpose of destroying the large amount of army supplies at that place. Admiral Porter has arrived here from above with two or three of his iron-clads. The fleet of transports above here are in great danger at this time, and the most serious apprehensions are entertained for its safety. The transports had gone as high up as Sd bluff, with the sides in a condition of decay, as every rain-storm slices off layer after layer of earth. This is what is called Grand Ecore, and when our army occupied Natchitoches, General Banks came hither and made it his headquarters. Admiral Porter, with his gunboats, accompanied him, and it is now the headquarters of the army and navy. The rebels seem to have contemplated holding Grand Ecore, for on the bluffs around the settlement the remains of works intended for large guns and as r