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t sea and did not actually arrive until May 21. The expectation was that this land force might be employed to take the forts that commanded the river, should the navy fail to reduce them. As a matter of fact the navy accomplished it; but Major Whittemore of the 30th Mass. occupied Fort St. Philip when surrendered, while Captain Manning, with the 4th Mass. Battery, occupied Fort Jackson. Both forts were afterward held by the 26th Mass. (Colonel Jones). On arrival at New Orleans, May 1, the 320 men, four colors. 27th Infantry, Adjutant J. W. Holmes, 2 officers, 12 men, three colors. 28th Infantry, Capt. John Miles, 50 men, six colors. 29th Infantry, Lieut.-Col. C. D. Browne, 100 men, four colors. 30th Infantry, Lieut.-Col. H. O. Whittemore, 30 men, three colors. The regiment is still in the field. 31st Infantry, Maj. L. F. Rice, 2 officers, 8 men, five colors. 32d Infantry, Col. J. A. Cunningham, 200 men, three colors. 33d Infantry, Lieut.-Col. A. W. Tebbetts