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The first action of the Arkansas. On the morning of July 15, 1862, the Arkansas arrived at the mouth of Old River, and seeing three Federal gunboats lying off a point below, she was headed for them, and opened fire with her bow guns. (7 A. M.) They replied, one shot shattering the pilot house of the Arkansas, mortally mounding Pilot John Hodges and slightly injuring by splinters Commander Brown and Pilot Shacklett; Midshipman Tyler, acting aid, was also shot in the forearm. Throughout the engagement of this day Commander Brown occupied a position on the wheel platform, (with his pilots,) situated forward on the gun deck, from whence he directed the movements of the vessel. Lieuts. Grimball and Gift commanded the two bow guns, and Lieut. Read the two stern 6-inch rifles, whilst the broadside guns were in charge, respectively, of Lieuts. Wharton and Barbot, Midshipmen Bacot, Scales and Talbott and Master's Mate Wilson. Two of the enemy, consisting of the wooden gunboat Tyler