Fort Pillow with 32-pounders. Are these heavy enough?
Telegram.General Polk. Additional works will go on slowly, as my force is so small and scattered. I think they will save the injured gunboat. I need three thousand infantry and the balance of Stewart's battery.
General Mackall is ordered to relieve you. You will then await orders at Memphis. Send immediately your (and subordinate) detailed reports of evacuation of New Madrid.
Island No.8 to St. John's Bayou. Said to be progressing rapidly for their boats. Bombardment still slowly continues. One of our gunboats came up to Tiptonville last night; fired at seventeen times.
Island No.10 and Madrid Bend commenced on 15th instant, continued constantly night and day. Enemy has fired several thousand 13-inch and rifle shells. On the 17th a grand attack with five gunboats and four mortar-boats, lasted nine hours. The result of bombardment to 28th instant, is, on our side, one man killed, none seriously wounded, and no damage to batteries. Enemy had one gunboat disabled and another reported sunk.