Captain Bailey, who had preceded me up the quarantine station, had captured the Chalmette regiment, Colonel Szymanski; and not knowing what to do with them, as every moment was a great loss to me, I paroled both officers and men, andel to pile up his arms on the river bank and come on board.
This proved to be the Chalmette regiment, commanded by Colonel Szymanski.
The regimental flags, tents, and camp equipage were captured.
On the morning of the 25th, still leading, and ciscovered a camp with Confederate flags flying; opened with canister, and at 5 A. M. received the sword and flag of Colonel Szymanski and his command of five companies, arms and camp equipage.
While engaged at this point, observed the Varuna in conna and Oneida dash gallantly into the fight.
At 5 anchored in front of Camp Lovell, and received the submission of Colonel Szymanski and his command.
We were struck forty-two times.
Both masts are so badly hurt as to be unfit for further servi