of the dam, through the building of which Admiral Porter's river fleet of eleven turtles was brough suggested building a dam so as to release Admiral Porter's fleet imprisoned by low water above the s was chafing at delay and sending messages to Porter that his troops must be got in motion at once.elow the Falls. Words are inadequate, said Admiral Porter, in his report, to express the admiration sword and a purse of $3,000 by the officers of Porter's fleet.
He settled in Missouri after the warunboat, the Lafayette, though accompanying Admiral Porter on the Red River expedition, was not one ohoctaw were the most important acquisitions to Porter's fleet toward the end of 1862.
The Lafayetteste of it on the night of April 16, 1863, when Porter took part of his fleet past the Vicksburg battiley's wonderful dam — which, according to Admiral Porter, no private company would have completed worning two of the barges were swept away.
Admiral Porter, jumping on his horse, rode to the upper f