August 9, 1864. Rear Admiral D. G. Farragut, United States Navy; Major-General Gordon Granger, United States Army: Sirs:
I am prepared to sacrifice life, anson, who surrendered Fort Gaines, first made his offer to capitulate to Major-General Granger, commanding the forces which had landed on Dauphin island.
A Northern paper says:
On Sunday evening General Granger had an interview with Admiral Farragut, on the flagship Hartford, in relation to Colonel Anderson's proposition tthe surrender of Fort Gaines, I have to say that, after communicating with General Granger, in command of our forces on Dauphin island, the only offers we can make aColonel Myer, of the United States Army, who fully understand the views of General Granger and myself. Very respectfully, your obedient servants, D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral. Gordon Granger, Major-General United States Army. Colonel C. B. Anderson, Commanding Fort Gaines.
Colonel Anderson's reply.
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