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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
that the Admiral asked him to send Colonel Bailey to him at once, and the latter soon appeared, in company with Colonel James Grant Wilson. The Admiral was so impressed with Bailey's plans that he agreed with him that they ought to be tried, and he e asleep, and I feared they would not be ready to move by morning. This letter was delivered to him (the Admiral) by Colonel Wilson, at 1 o'clock (A. M.) that night. Admiral Porter said he would attend to it, etc., etc. Further along, General Banksff Alexandria, May 11th, 1864. Major-General N. P. Banks, Commanding Department of the Gulf, Alexandria, La.: General--Colonel Wilson called to see me this morning, and seemed to think the Navy were relaxing their exertions above. There is reallent persons: Lieutenant-Colonel Bailey, acting-military engineer, 19th army corps, in charge of the work. Colonel James Grant Wilson, of General Banks' staff. Lieutenant-Colonel Pearcall, assistant. Colonel Dwight, acting-assistant inspec