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Doc. 152.-the Essex and Arkansas. Report of Commander Porter. United States gunboat Essex, off Baton Rouge, August 1, 1862. To the Honorable Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: sir: Permit me to draw your attention to some facts relating to this ship running the blockade at Vicksburgh. These facts will relate pri
iven me to make a second attempt to destroy the Arkansas, as I believe it can be done, and I am ready and can do it.
Very respectfully, your obed't servant, W. D. Porter, Commanding Division of the Fleet in the Western Waters.
Commander Walke's report.
gunboat Carondelet, July 15, 1862.
sir: In obedience to your ord eady for action at a moment's notice.
The ram could be seen moving about in front of the city yesterday, but she has not attempted to run the gauntlet again.
Capt. Porter, of the Essex, says he can take the ram, and Flag-Officer Farragut says he may do so, but I don't know whether it will be tried or not. Owing to the darkness a