Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. Swartwout, Commander. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commanding United States Naval Forces, Western Gulf of Mexico.
Commander (now Rear-Admiral) Melancton Smith, of the Mississippi.
United States Steamer Mississippi, Mississippi River, April 26, 1862.
Sirctfully, your obedient servant, Pierce Crosby, Lieutenant-Commander. Flag-Officer D. G. Farragut, U. S. Navy, Commanding United States Western Gulf Squadron, Gulf of Mexico.
Report of Lieutenant-Commander George M. Ransom, United States gun-boat Kineo.
United States Gun-Boat Kineo, Mississippi River, above the forts, Ap, the department extends its congratulations.
I am, respectfully, &c., Gideon Welles. Commander David D. Porter, Commanding United States Mortar Flotilla, Gulf of Mexico.
Coast Survey reports.
Treasury Department, May 22, 1862.
Sir — At the instance of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, I have the honor to tr