x mortar-boats and four gunboats on the west side of Burney's Point.
The mortar vessels of Commodore Porter and the remainder of. Flag-Officer Farragut's fleet remain below Vicksburgh.
Captain Davis arrived from Memphis on the first of July.
To protect Commodore Porter's mortar fleet, lying close along the east bank of the river, within range of the batteries of Vicksburgh, but concealed fromr guns to reach the rebel batteries located on the bluffs.
Accordingly the mortar fleet of Commodore Porter, which was then lying at Pensacola, was sent for, and after the lapse of a month all the vem, fell back again, and now lies below the city in company with the Kennebec, Katahdin, and Commodore Porter's mortar-fleet.
We used six-second shrapnel during the entire fight, and must have killewned.
Total — Killed, fifteen; wounded, thirty.
Returns have not yet been received from Capt. Porter's mortar flotilla, and that portion of the fleet below Vicksburgh.
I am, very respectfully