As we moved out into the stream the troops that had collected on the shore made the air ring with cheers for “Commodore
, and for Forrest
's cavalry afloat.
Stopping at Fort Heiman
long enough to take on board some blankets and hard bread which had been secured from the Mazeppa
, we returned to Paris Landing, all fully satisfied that both boats were seaworthy and in first-class condition for service.
We now felt prepared to move upon Johnsonville
both by land and water.
Happily, no one in the artillery up to this time, had been seriously hurt.