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pplied to Halleck for permission to make the advance. Commodore Foote, commanding the naval force at Cairo, also wrote to Hamen on transports, accompanied by seven gunboats under Commodore Foote. Making a reconnoissance himself on board one of the unboats at the same time moved up to attack the fort. Commodore Foote was not prepared for so speedy success as his heavy gut was important to act promptly. He therefore urged Flag Officer Foote to hasten his preparations, and offered such aid as ere disabled, and suffered considerable loss in men, Flag Officer Foote himself being wounded. This was a serious disappoind never doubted the successful issue. In a conference with Foote, the latter stated that he could not renew the attack untilith commenced his attack. At the same time he sent to Commodore Foote, requesting him to make a demonstration with such gunboats as were in condition to do so. In his note to Foote he wrote, A terrible conflict ensued in my absence, which has demora