t during the engagement of Forts Jackson and St. Philip on the morning of the 24th instant.
The listhe barrier, and stood up stream close to Fort St. Philip.
At 3.45 both forts opened their fire.
Of those shot that struck us from Fort St. Philip, one entered our starboard quarter, cut aragut.
Headquarters Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April 27, 1862.
Sir — Your letter of the sent the Miami and Sachem to the rear of Fort St. Philip, to assist in landing troops.
These vessepair before it can be made habitable.
Fort St. Philip received very little damage from out bomb efficiency of the batteries; it was from Fort St. Philip that our ships suffered most, the men andrantine Station, above and in the rear of Fort St. Philip.
I continued conveying and landing troopit was, good fortune directed her towards Fort St. Philip, where she exploded with great force, scaipes waving once more over Forts Jackson and St. Philip.
I fired a salute directly, and gave the in