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The Mississippi flotilla in the Red River expedition.

Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, commanding.


Essex, Com. Robert Townsend, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 6 9-inch, 4 12-pounder howitzers. Benton, Lieut.-Com. James A. Greer, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 8 9-inch, 2 50-pounder Dahlgren rifles, 4 32-pounders. Lafayette, Lieut.-Com. J. P. Foster, 2 11-inch, 2 9-inch, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 2 24-pounder howitzers, 2 12-pounder howitzers. Choctaw, Lieut.-Com. F. M. Ramsay, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 3 9-inch, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 2 12-pounder howitzers. Chillicothe, Act. V. Lieut. Joseph P. Couthouy, Lieut.-Com. Watson Smith (temporarily), 2 11-inch, 1 12-pounder. Ozark, Act. V. Lieut. George W. Brown, 2 11-inch, 1 12-pounder rifled howitzer. Louisville, Lieut.-Com. E. K. Owen, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 4 9-inch, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 4 32-pounders. Carondelet, Lieut.-Com. J. G. Mitchell, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 3 9-inch, 4 8-inch, 1 50-pounder rifle, 1 30-pounder rifle. Eastport, Lieut.-Com. S. L. Phelps, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 4 9-inch, 2 50-pounder Dahlgren rifles. Pittsburgh, Act. V. Lieut. W. R. Hoel, 4 9-inch, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 2 30-pounder Parrotts. Mound City, Act. V. Lieut. A. R. Langthorne, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 4 9-inch, 3 8-inch, 150-pounder rifle, 1 30-pounder rifle, 2 32-pounders. Osage, Lieut.-Com. T. O. Selfridge, 2 11-inch, 1 12-pounder howitzer. Neosho, Act. V. Lieut. Samuel Howard, 2 11-inch, 2 12-pounder howitzers.


Cricket, Acting Master H. H. Gorringe, 2 20-pounder Parrotts, 4 24-pounder howitzers, 1 12-pounder howitzer. Gazelle, Acting Master Charles Thatcher, 6 12-pounder rifled howitzers. Signal, Act. V. Lieutenant E. Morgan, 4 24-pounder S. B. howitzers, 2 12-pounder rifled howitzers, 2 30-pounder Parrotts. Juliet, Acting Master J. S. Watson, 6 24-pounder S. B. howitzers.

Other vessels.

Lexington, Lieut. George M. Bache, 4 8-inch, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 1 32-pounder. Black Hawk (flag-ship), Lieut.-Com. K. R. Breese, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 8 24-pounder S. B. howitzers, 2 12-pounder rifled howitzers, 112-pounder S. B. howitzer, 2 Union repeating guns, 1 Parmenter battery gun. Benefit (naval transport), Lieut.-Com. S. W. Terry. Covington, Act. V. Lieut. George P. Lord, 4 24-pounder howitzers, 1 2-pounder howitzer, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 2 50-pounder Dahlgren rifles. Ouachita, Lieut.-Com. Byron Wilson, 5 30-pounder Parrotts, 18 24-pounder S. B. howitzers, 15 12-pounder S. B. howitzers, 1 12-pounder rifled howitzer. Fort Hindman, Act. V. Lieut. John Pearce, 6 8-inch, 1 12-pounder howitzer.

On the Mississippi River hospital-boat “D. A. January.” from a War-time sketch.

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