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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
tes Sloop-of-war Portsmouth. United States Sloop-of-War Portsmouth, off Pilot Town, Mississippi River, April 28, 1862. Sir-In compliance with your orders, I ered from the forecastle by me. Four of my wounded men are in the hospital at Pilot Town; the dead I buried on the left bank of the river, a short distance below our ll, United States gun-boat Itasca. United States Steam Gun-Boat Itasca, Pilot Town, Mississippi River, April 24, 1862. Sir — Agreeably to your instructions, s laborious work, succeeded in getting the ships through and anchored them at Pilot Town. I do not hesitate to say, but for the exertions of Commander Renshaw, Lieut that morning, I received General Butler and staff on board, and proceeded to Pilot Town for the boats which I was ordered to procure. After obtaining them, I immeran to the main chain. These anchors were buoyed with can-buoys taken from Pilot Town. In a few months a raft formed on the upper side of this chain which reached