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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
earsarge. I hope the department will not supersede Commander Bell in the command of the Brooklyn, for you may depend upon it the Navy has not a braver man or better officer. * * * * * * * I hear by a deserter to General Williams that General Breckinridge is in command at Vicksburg, and they are seizing every one for the army. Very respectfully, your obd't serv't. D. G. Farragut, Flag-officer. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of Navy, Washington. United States Military Telegraph, Meme, agreeably to a request of General Butler, in consequence of some of the guerillas firing into some of his transports. On my arrival I was informed by Commodore W. D. Porter that yesterday morning at 2 o'clock the enemy's forces, under General Breckinridge, attacked General Williams, drove in his pickets, etc. General Williams, having had ample warning, we all prepared for him. The fight was continued with great energy on both sides until 10 A. M., by which time the enemy had been driven bac