ptain Samuel Mercer; Monticello, Commander John P. Gillis; Pawnee, Commander S. C. Rowan; Harriet Lane, Captain John Faunce;the Minnesota following.
At the same time the Monticello, Pawnee, Harriet Lane, and the transports, stood in toward a wreckes, was immediately made.
The Minnesota, Susquehanna, and Pawnee opened fire at once, the Wabash having towed the Cumberlanhauled off for night with the exception of the Monticello, Pawnee, and Harriet Lane — they being ordered to go in shore and quarter past seven instructed Commanders of Monticello and Pawnee to attend to the troops on the beach, and embark them if thaving the assistance of the Susquehannah, Monticello, and Pawnee under my direction to render every aid, I am in hopes thatsisting of the Minnesota, Wabash, Susquehanna, Cumberland, Pawnee, and Harriet Lane, (other steamers being in company,) took and reluctantly the fleet was withdrawn.
The Monticello, Pawnee, and Lane were ordered to remain as near the shore as poss
Wm. Price, second coal-heaver.
Wounded seriously, one--Samuel F. Smart first class boy. Wounded slightly, two-Patrick Dwyer and Samuel Holbrook, second grade.
Pawnee--Killed, two-John Kelly, Orderly Sergeant, and Wm. H. Fitzhugh, first class boy. Wounded slightly, three--Alfred Washburne, Master's Mate; Jacob House, ordinary s
In the mean time Capt. Dupont was pitching into two batteries--one on the right and one on the left bank of the river — with the Wabash, Susquehanna, Seminole, Pawnee, Mohican, and several of the gunboats.
But when the old Pocahontas arrived, the others had to stand back and give us a chance with our big ten-inch. I could not sly for some time.
I never saw an anchor come up livelier in my life.
We then started up the bay in the following order: Wabash, Susquehanna, Seminole, Mohican, Pawnee, Unadilla, Ottawa, Seneca, Pembina, Augusta, Bienville, Curlew, Penguin, Pocahontas, Isaac Smith, and R. B. Forbes.
The two batteries are called Forts Beauregard
The arrangement of the ships was a work of speedy ace gunboats rendered excellent service, every shot almost telling, while the Wabash, Susquehanna, Pawnee, and Vandalia poured in most effective broadsides.
About 1 o'clock P. M. a white flag was vissecond by the Bienville.
The first column comprised the Wabash, Susquehanna, Mohican, Seminole, Pawnee, Unadilla, Ottawa, Pembina, and Vandalia, in tow of the Isaac Smith.
The gunboats Penguin, Augu is true respecting the firing of the Wabash is also true respecting the Susquehanna, Bienville, Pawnee, Mohican, and the rest.
Each vessel discharged her broadside at the shortest possible range, loatteries, followed by the Susquehanna, Vandalia, (in tow of the Isaac Smith,) Mohican, Seminole, Pawnee, and others.
A few shots were exchanged with the battery on their right and with the rebel gu