but as to batteries placed on hills and bluffs, ships are almost useless against them.
I conclude, sir, by commending to your notice the good conduct of all on board.
Where all were alike conspicuous it would be unjust to particularize.
Mr. Sanborn, acting as pilot, remained in the gangway during the whole action, and assisted in conning the ship.
Mr. Sanborn is not a regular river pilot, but a raftsman, partly pressed into the service, and I think a good Union man. Some notice from youMr. Sanborn is not a regular river pilot, but a raftsman, partly pressed into the service, and I think a good Union man. Some notice from you, sir, I think would be appreciated by him, and others like him in the fleet.
Herewith I transmit the return of ammunition expended in the engagement of this morning.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Ed. T. Nichols, Lieutenant-Commander. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron.
United States Steamer Iroquois, above Vicksburg, June 30, 1862.
Sir — Agreeably to your order, I submit the following report:
At two in the morning