appearance from the Mississippi between the capital of Louisiana and Vicksburg.
The results sought by the movements against Baton Rouge have been, to a great extent, attained.
We hold two points on the Mississippi — more than two hundred miles--unmolested by the enemy, and closed to him. The navigation of the Mississippi River from the mouth of Red River to Vicksburg was at once opened, and still remains open to our commerce, giving us also the important advantage of water connection, by Red River, of the east with the west.
Indispensable supplies have been, and continue to be, drawn from this source.
The desired facilities for communication and co-operation between this district and the Trans-Mississippi Department have been established.
The recapture of New Orleans has been made easier to our army.
I think it due to the truth of history to correct the error, industriously spread by the official reports of the enemy, touching the destruction of the Arkansas.
She was no troph