night one of the enemy's gun-boats ran the batteries at No. 10.
She was a tin-clad called the Carondelet, and mounted 13 guns.
For a few days she remained under the guns at New Madrid; but perceivinain.
Commodore Hollins declined to comply with the request of the general, saying that as the Carondelet was iron-clad, and his fleet were all wooden boats, he did not think he could successfully com mounted together 17 guns, 8 and 9-inch smooth bores, 6 and 7-inch rifles.
That same gun-boat Carondelet was afterwards engaged in the Yazoo river by the Arkansas, under the heroic I. N. Brown, and after an action of twenty minutes (the Arkansas, using only her two bow guns, 8-inch), the Carondelet was driven ashore riddled, disabled and colors down.
Pope's army having been safely crossed by the Carondelet, moved on the rear of No. 10, and in a few days that place with all its fine ordnance and several thousand men surrendered to the enemy.
Our fleet steamed down the river, and anchored und