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Doc. 138.-the fight at Port Hudson. New-York world account. United States sloop-of-war Richmond, off Prophet Island, Mississippi River, March 15, 1863. we soon passed the head of Prophet Island, and arrived abreast of the mortar-boats, which were headed by the Essex and the Sachem. Presently their gleaming lights, which had been on our starboard beam, shone on our quarter, and anon they were sparkling astern. And now we were nearing the point of danger. Signal-lights were seen
s an admirable one, and succeeded to a charm.
But for it, perhaps all the vessels that it was intended should pass the batteries would have got by, and the good old Mississippi would have existed many years more as the pride and glory of the United States steam-navy.
We had left the mortar-boats well astern, when a sulphurous light was seen gleaming on the shore, on our port-side.
Flashing up for a moment, a dull explosion followed.
It was evidently an imperfect rocket.
Another was essay
Doc. 138.-the fight at Port Hudson. New-York world account. United States sloop-of-war Richmond, off Prophet Island, Mississippi River, March 15, 1863. we soon passed the head of Prophe
re than twenty yards, though to me it seemed to be only as many feet.
In fact, the battle of Port Hudson has been pronounced by officers and seamen who were engaged in it, and who were present at th ands on board, including the wounded men, were put on shore on the bank of the river opposite Port Hudson.
This was accompanied by a deafening yell of exultation from the rebels on perceiving the bl of the Appeal, writing on the fifteenth, furnishes the subjoined details of the engagement at Port Hudson, between the batteries and Admiral Farragut's fleet.
Yesterday, (Sunday, fourteenth,) a nu d in the list of casualties. . . . . .
Such are the particulars of this morning's fight at Port Hudson.
For the time it lasted it was one of the most desperately contested engagements of the war.