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Doc. 13.-the gunboat fight near Columbus, Ky. Commander Porter's report. United States gunboat Essex, Wm. D. Porter, Commanding, Fort Jefferson, Jan. 13, 1861. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote: sir: On the morning of the eleventh, Gen. McClernand sent on board this vessel and informed me that the enemy were moving up the river from Columbus with several vessels, towing up a battery. I immediately signalled Lieut. Commanding Paulding, of the St. Louis, to get under way and prepare for action. A very thick fog coming on, we were compelled to steam slowly down the river; but about ten o'clock, or a little after, it rose, and showed us a large steamer at the head of Lucas' Bend. We heard her whistle the moment we were seen by them. Shortly after whistling she was joined by another large and a small steamer. We pursued our course steadily down the river, and when within long range the large steamer fired a heavy shell-gun, which struck the sand-bar between us, and ricocheted wit
th, marched on the morning of the tenth to Fort Jefferson, Capt. Stewart with his company being in tforces, conveyed by transports, arrived at Fort Jefferson on the same day, tenth,) and encamped awaimiles, and returning by Elliott's Mills to Fort Jefferson, nine miles. This reconnoissance was made d by Putney's Bend and Elliott's Mills, to Fort Jefferson, communicating with and being joined by th explored the different roads leading from Fort Jefferson to Blandville, and selected a strong positeteenth, to communicate with our forces at Fort Jefferson, and to suggest that the pass at Elliott'san adequate force, to prevent my return to Fort Jefferson from being cut off. The courier returned wforces moved forward on the direct road to Fort Jefferson, the Twenty-ninth, with a section of Schwaear of the column and moving on with it to Fort Jefferson. During the exposure of this day's march,es of Dresser's battery, having arrived at Fort Jefferson by one o'clock, were immediately embarked