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Doc. 75.-battle on White River, Ark. Fought June 17, 1862. Commander Davis's reports. United States flag steamer Benton, Memphis, June 19, 1862. sir: The Conestoga, Lieut. Commanding G. W. Blodgett, arrived here to-day from White River. She brings information of the capture of two batteries at St. Charles, eighty miles from the mouth; the first of which mounted four Parrott guns, and the second three forty-two-pounder rifled guns. Three guns, it is understood, were taken fro
d their willingness to die when they were told that the victory was ours.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, C. H. Davis, Flag-Officer Commanding Western Flotilla. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy.
United States flag steamer Benton, Memphis, June 20.
sir: The number of wounded men on board of the hospital boat Red Rover, is forty-one.
The account given me yesterday was incorrect.
I shall still wait for further knowledge before presenting a final