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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
hing up the Yazoo. the expedition falls back. dashing attack on Waterloo. the Forest Rose drives Confederates out of Waterproof. important services rendered by tin-clads. expedition up Black and Washita Rivers. gun-boats drive Confederates oule Confederate ranger, who had given a great deal of trouble with his command. On this occasion he entered the town of Waterproof with 800 mounted men, drove in the pickets, and pressed the Union troops very hard. Fortunately, the little tin-clad Fs soon after reinforced from Natchez, and the enemy departed. Captain Anderson, the commander of the negro troops at Waterproof, was so grateful for the service rendered by the Forest Rose that he wrote Lieutenant Johnston the following letter, whder the gallant officers who commanded her. The following is Captain Anderson's letter: Headquarters' Post, Waterproof, La., February 19, 1864. Sir — Permit me to return you many thanks for the gallant manner in which you defended my lit