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t, any more than of recapturing Port Royal or Fernandina. It appears from the Confederate correspondence in Official War Records that there were from time to time propositions of this kind from hot-headed officers, as Gens. John M. Huger and David Ruggles, but that these were uniformly repressed by General Beauregard on the simple ground that the gunboats made it absolutely impossible. So long as the enemy has command of the river with his gunboats, the recovery of New Orleans must depend upoaken first! Meanwhile, he adds, a proper organization of our State forces can keep the enemy within the limits of this desirable end. Official War Records, XV, 794. The correspondence of the Confederate War Department with both Beauregard and Ruggles seems to imply that they kept thoroughly within this last reasonable view. Official War Records, XV, 792, 793, 799, 806, 807, 817, 840. On land they had every advantage; within the fire of the gunboats they were powerless. Their recapture of