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It would not be long before the gunboats would be pushing their black prows up to Cornay's. His only hope was that a low tide might prevent them from removing his obstructions, or from finding the channel, always somewhat uncertain.
This hope was destined to speedy disappointment.
Captain E. W. Fuller, commanding the Confederate gunboat, J. A. Cotton, which with two small steamers and a launch composed the flotilla in Berwick bay, was sharply watching the Federal squadron under Lieut. T. McK.
On November 1st he notified General Mouton that one was within his obstructions, with the others steaming past—a serious blow, which Mouton met by falling back two miles above the obstructions, at Mrs. Meade's. New intrenchments were begun, with a view to establishing heavy guns.
The same day four gunboats were seen cautiously moving up the bayou.
He had already ordered Captain Fuller with the Cotton to delay them as long as possible.
Intrenchments were to be strengthene
ver insignificant they might be. He was careful, where he could be so, to see that with the troops there should always be a gunboat or two to keep them company.
He had begun by pinning his fate to the fleet; but it was to the fleet commanded by Farragut, which he had seen from a gunboat victoriously passing the fire of the forts.
In Farragut's fleet he continued to believe until Banks superseded him on the 8th of November, 1862.
It is useless to follow his troops in their marauding expeditionFarragut's fleet he continued to believe until Banks superseded him on the 8th of November, 1862.
It is useless to follow his troops in their marauding expeditions which penetrated into the interior of the State within easy distance of New Orleans.
The history of the war in Louisiana is full of skirmishes, the occasional result of such expeditions.
Some have already been mentioned.
Arrayed against him, Weitzel heard that in the Lafourche district Brig.—Gen. Alfred Mouton, an able soldier, would be pitted.
On October 24th the Federal general left Carrollton with his command.
With him moved the inevitable parade of gunboats.
Going up the river he e