themselves with sending the Carondelet and Taylor up the Yazoo River in company with the Ellet ram, Queen of the West.
On their way up the Yazoo River, and six miles above its mouth, the two gun-boats met the iron-clad ram Arkansas advancing boldl
Flag-officer Davis at first determined to occupy the Yazoo River, and from thence carry on operations against the enemy, dron.
United States Gun-Boat Wissahickon, off the Yazoo River, June 29, 1862.
Sir — I have the honor to submit the I proceeded, according to my orders, to the mouth of the Yazoo River, but the gun-boats named in your order, which were to jorise.
We had heard that she was up at Liverpool, in the Yazoo River, and Lieutenant-Colonel Ellet informed me that the rivern board this vessel apparently from the direction of the Yazoo River, the cause of which soon manifested itself in the appearsince ascertained to be the Arkansas--escaped out of the Yazoo River.
This vessel — of a similar construction to the Louisia