d with their heavy guns and bursting shells, and the Southerners were usually discomfited.
General Gordon landed at Jacksonville on the 9th of May, and assumed command of the district of Florida; and, in view of the long line of river to be kept oal force employed in the St. John's River, under Commander Balch, was composed of the Pawnee, Mahaska and Norwich, off Jacksonville, and the Ottawa at Palatka.
With such a small force it would have been impossible to prevent the enemy from practicin transport Maple-leaf offered another success for the Confederates, and was blown up by a torpedo, fifteen miles above Jacksonville — this being the highway to Palatka and above, where Federal troops were being constantly transported.
The duty on th by the Army, as will appear by the following letter:
Headquarters of Auxiliary Column To Gordon's Command, Jacksonville, Florida, June 3, 1864.
Captain — It is a duty and pleasure to express through you to the officers and privates of your
Aug. 2. Wagner Ottawa. Marblehead.
Aug. 4. Wagner Montauk, Marblehead.
Aug. 6. Wagner Marblehead.
Aug. 8. Wagner Ottawa, Mahaska, Marblehead.
Aug. 11. Wagner and vicinity Patapsco, Catskill.
Aug. 13. Morris Island Dai Ching, Ottawa, Mahaska, Racer, Wissahickon.
Aug. 14. Morris Island Wissahickon, Mahaska, Dan Smith, Ottawa, Dai Ching, Racer.
Aug. 15. Wagner Racer, Dan Smith.
Aug. 17. Batteries on Morris Island to direct fire from the batteries which opened on Sumter. Weehawken, Ironsides, Montauk, Nahant, Catskill, Passaic, Patapsco, Canandaigua Mahaska, Ottawa, Cimmaron, Wissahickon, Dai Ching, Lodona.
Aug. 18. Wagner, to prevent assault Ironsides, Passaic, Weehawken, Wissahickon, Mahaska, Dai Ching, Ottawa, Lodona.
Aug. 19. Wagner Ironsides.
Aug. 20. Morris Island Ironsides, Mahaska, Ottawa, Dai Ching, Lodona.
Aug. 21. Sumter and Wagner Ironsides, Patapsco, Mahaska, Dai Ching.
Aug. 22. Wagner Weehawken, Ironsides, Montauk.
Aug. 23. S