ant the Mound City, the Carondelet and the Pittsburg came over the upper fails, a good deal of labor having been expended in hauling them through, the channel being very crooked — scarcely wide enough for them.
Next day the Ozark, Louisville, Chillicothe, and two huge also succeeded in crossing the upper fails.
Immediately afterwards, the Mound city, Carondelet and Pittsburg started in succession to pass the dam, all their hatches battened down, and every precaution taken to prevent accided when seen.
They passed over without an accident, except the unshipping of one or two rudders, This was witnessed by all the troops, and the vessels were heartily cheered when they passed over.
Next morning, at ten o'clock, the Louisville, Chillicothe, Ozark, and two tugs passed over without accident except the loss of a man, who was swept off the deck of one of the tugs.
By three o'clock that afternoon the vessels were all coaled, ammunition replaced, and all steamed down the river with t