Commander Handy's report.
see Doc. 78, page 180 ante.
United States ship Vincennes, off Southwest Pass, Mississippi River, Oct. 14, 1861.
siobedient servant, Robert Handy, Commander.
Captain Pope's report.
United States steamer Richmond, off Pass à L'Outre, Mississippi River, October 17, 1861. he ship?
Shall I burn her when I leave her?
Respectfully, Robert Handy.
United States steamer Richmond, Southwest Pass, October 12, 1861.
Sir: You say your shHandy. Commanding U. S. ship Vincennes.
Commander French's report.
United States steamer Preble, off Southwest Pass, Mississippi River, October 22, 1861.
ip Preble. Flag-officer Wm. W. Mckean, Commanding Gulf Blockading Squadron, United States Ship Niagara.
Lieutenant Winslow's report.
United States steamer wUnited States steamer water Witch, off Southwest Pass, October 24, 1861.
sir: In compliance with your instructions, the following statement of the recent occurrences in the Mississippi