ar as Moon Lake.
A combined expedition was immediately organized for the purpose of penetrating into it. Two gunboats, partially armored, the Chillicothe and the De Kalb, accompanied by five steamers of light draught carrying two regiments from Missouri
The Twelfth and Seventeenth regiments, from Sherman's corps.—Ed. intended fur men killed and fifteen wounded.
On the 13th, the impossibility of an attack by land having become manifest, the two gunboats fired up again: for a while the De Kalb silenced the guns of the fort, but Ross did not dare to land his troops on the only accessible point, which was too much in sight of the enemy's works, for the pueturned to Vicksburg, after having followed the course of the Yazoo for a distance of forty-four miles.
A few days previously Porter had sent five ships
The De Kalb, Choctaw, Linden, Petrel, and Forest Rose, under the command of Lieutenant-commander John. G. Walker.—Ed. to visit this river and to destroy all the enemy's vesse