miral: I have the honor to report to you that I left the landing below Vicksburgh, in obedience to your written instructions, on the night of the tenth instant, taking with me the De Soto and coal-barge, and proceeded down the River.
We passed Warrenton without interruption, and reached Red River the following evening.
I destroyed, as you directed, the skiffs and flatboats along either shore.
I ascended Red River, on the morning of the twelfth, as far as the mouth of the Atchafalaya.
Leavinry to stop and have them cleaned out — a delay of twenty minutes being caused by this.
The Era had rely passed the Island, when a battery of three guns opened upon us from the Louisiana shore.
Fort-six shots were fired, hut did no injury.
At Warrenton the rebels opened fire upon the Era with two rifle twenty-pounder guns.
They fired twenty-four shots, but did not succeed in striking her. Extraordinary as it may appear, there is every reason to believe that no one was killed on the Queen.