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Doc. 72.-fight at Pittsburgh, Tenn. Commodore Foote's report. Cairo, March 3, 1862. Hon. Gideon Welles: Lieut.
opsis of which is, that the two gunboats proceeded up to Pittsburgh, near the Mississippi line, where a rebel battery was op e rebels had occupied and were fortifying a place called Pittsburgh, nine miles above, on the right bank of the river, (the eeded up the river.
When within twelve hundred yards of Pittsburgh we were opened upon by the rebel batteries, consisting, at I left at Clifton.
I shall remain about here, paying Pittsburgh a daily visit, which I hope will prevent the rebels from vessel up the river to a landing on the west side called Pittsburgh, distant about nine miles from this place.
When we had arrived within twelve or thirteen hundred yards of Pittsburgh we were fired upon by a rebel battery, consisting, as well a ght miles above Savannah we came to a little town called Pittsburgh, a miserable-looking little hamlet, as they nearly all a
Doc. 72.-fight at Pittsburgh, Tenn. Commodore Foote's report. Cairo, March 3, 1862. Hon. Gideon Welles: Lieut. Commanding Shirk has this moment arrived from the Tennessee River, and brings full despatches from Lieut. Commanding Gwin, of the gunboat Tyler, a synopsis of which is, that the two gunboats proceeded up to Pittsburgh, near the Mississippi line, where a rebel battery was opened upon them, consisting of six guns, one of them being rifled, which were soon silenced by the gunboats. Ninety mounted men landed under cover of the gunboats, and charged upon the enemy, driving them some distance, until they were strongly reenforced, when our party withdrew to the boats. Then three rebel regiments opened upon the gunboats, but were repulsed with great slaughter. The casualties on our side amounted to five killed and missing and five wounded. Lieutenants Commanding Gwin and Shirk, with their commands, have behaved with great gallantry and judgment. An election fo
Doc. 72.-fight at Pittsburgh, Tenn. Commodore Foote's report. Cairo, March 3, 1862. Hon. Gideon Welles: Lieut. Commanding Shirk has this moment arrived from the Tennessee River, and bri
n, rendered me valuable assistance during the action.
I have sent Lieut.
Commanding Shirk to Cairo with the transport Izetta, loaded with the balance of the wheat I left at Clifton.
I shall rema W. Shirk, Lieutenant Commanding. To Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, Commanding U. S. Naval Forces, Cairo, Ill.
Chicago post narrative.
Cairo, Monday, March 3.
The discovery of a new rebel battCairo, Monday, March 3.
The discovery of a new rebel battery on the Tennessee River, mentioned by telegraph, was made in this wise.
Hearing that the rebels were planting a new battery somewhere near Savannah, the wooden gunboats Tyler and Lexington were o range which they could have done with shorter fire.
Accordingly the Lexington was despatched to Cairo for a supply of the desired ammunition, while the Tyler remained to look after the new rebel bat