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The Second action of the Arkansas. Retreating down the Yazoo before the victorious Confederate ram, the gunboat Tyler and the ram, Queen of the West rejoined the combined Union fleets in the Mississippi above Vicksburg. By 8:45 A. M. they were all engaged with the Arkansas standing down past the fleet. As before, the narrative from the papers of Active Master's Mate John A. Wilson tells the story of the ram's second action—her great action. Continuing down the river we soon came in sight of the whole fleet, thirty-three vessels in all, (the mortar fleet below the city is not included), consisting of sloops of war, iron-clads, gun-boats, rams, etc. In passing them we underwent a terrific fire at close range, which we answered actively, bringing every gun into action that would bear upon the enemy. The Federal ram Lancaster, running out to strike us, received a shot in her drum from one of our bow guns, which caused an escape of steam. Many of her crew leaped overboard