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Captain Henry W. Morris; Brooklyn, twenty-four guns, Captain Thomas T. Craven; Richmond, twenty-two guns, Commander James Alden.

Side-wheel steamer: Mississippi, seven guns, Commander Melancton Smith.

Screw corvettes: Oneida, nine guns, Commander Samuel Phillips Lee; Varuna, ten guns, Commander Charles S. Boggs; Iroquois, seven guns, Commander John De Camp.

Screw gunboats: Cayuga, two guns, Lieutenant Napoleon B. Harrison; Itasca, four guns, Lieutenant C. H. B. Caldwell; Katahdin, two guns, Lieutenant George H. Preble; Kennebec, two guns, Lieutenant John H. Russell; Kineo, two guns, Lieutenant George M. Ransom; Pinola, three guns, Lieutenant Pierce Crosby; Sciota, two guns, Lieutenant Edward Donaldson; Winona, two guns, Lieutenant Edward T. Nichols; Wissahickon, two guns, Lieutenant Albert N. Smith.

In the final plan of action the fleet was divided into three divisions. The first was to be led by Captain Theodorus Bailey, who had transferred his flag from the old Colorado to the little gunboat Cayuga, and was to be made up of the Pensacola, Mississippi, Oneida, Varuna, Katahdin, Kineo, and Wissahickon; Farragut led the second, or center, division, composed of the Hartford, Brooklyn, and Richmond, and Captain Bell, in the Sciota, headed the third, having under his command the Iroquois, Kennebec, Pinola, Itasca, and Winona. Commander Porter, with his little squadron of six armed steamers, the Harriet Lane, Owasco, Clifton, John P. Jackson, Westfield, Miami, and Portsmouth, was to stay back with the nineteen mortar schooners that continued to pour their great shells into the forts during the passage of the fleet.

General Lovell, in command of the defenses of New Orleans, did not depend entirely upon Colonel Higgins' gunners in Forts St. Philip and Jackson to keep Farragut away from the city. A considerable fleet of war vessels, some belonging to the Government and some to the State, were in the river, and

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