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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
n duplicate, and the commanding officers gave their paroles for the men of their respective commands. Having completed the duty on which I was ordered, I have returned to Mobile with a portion of the vessels. I inclose the memorandum of the conditions for the surrender, a copy of my instructions, and a copy of the instructions given to Lieutenant-Commander J. Myers by Commodore Farrand, and also the invoices of the stores, etc., received. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, E. Simpson, Fleet Captain, West Gulf Squadron. Acting-Rear-Admiral H. K. Thatcher, Commanding West Gulf Squadron. Instructions from Commodore Farrand, C. S. N., to Lieutenant Commanding Julian Myers, C. S. N. Headquarters Naval Command, Steamer Southern Republic, McDowell's Landing, May 5, 1865. Sir — You will proceed to Nanna Hubba Bluff for the purpose of carrying out the terms of surrender of the naval forces under my command, agreed upon on the 4th instant, a copy of which is herewi