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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
ficulty in managing the mortar-boats and the transports, and in obtaining supplies for the fleet, delayed the time when Farragut saw all his forces united below Vicksburg, on the 27th of June. His fleet consisted of five sloops-of-war, the Hartford, bearing the commodore's pennant, the Iroquois, the Oneida, the Richmond and the Brooklyn; six gun-boats, the Kennebeck, the Katahdin, the Wissahickon, the Scioto, the Pinola and the Pinola, forming the first division; six other gun-boats, the Octorara, the Westfield, the Clifton, the Jackson, the Harriet Lane and the Owasco, which, with sixteen mortar-boats, constituted the second division, under David Porter; Williams' division of infantry, about three thousand strong, was on board. The latter was evidently too weak to attempt any demonstration against the works of Vicksburg, whose garrison numbered eight or ten thousand men; it could only protect the depots of the fleet against a surprise. On the evening of the 27th, everything was