this exhausting and unhealthy climate.
But I will not further touch on this matter.
Your able and rollicking correspondent Galway, accompanied the troops, and will, as usual, do full justice to that part of the expedition, unless his letters again fall into the hands of Hammond.
What I give in this brief letter refers more particularly to the naval operations from the time of starting to its return.
The gunboat fleet consisted of the Carondelet, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Cincinnati, Mound City, Tyler, Linden, (No. 2,) some four small tugs, the Champion, Pocahontas, Monongahela, and several other boats — all proceeding up the Yazoo, while the large portion of the troops went up the Mississippi as far as Island Number100--at Eagle Bend — where they were disembarked, and marched by a military road constructed for the purpose to a point on Steele's or Cypress Bayou, where that stream approaches very near the Mississippi River.
The Carondelet and Tyler started on Thursday, March t