r's landing, were defeated by our flotilla, under Lieutenant-Commander A. P. Cooke, and the Queen of the West was destroyed.
On the 20th Butte-à--la-Rose, with sixty men and two heavy guns, surrendered to Cooke, and the same day Banks occupied Opelousas.
Here he received his first communication from General Grant, dated before Vicksburg, March 23d, and sent through Admiral Farragut.
This opened a correspondence, the practical effect of which was to cause General Banks to conform his movemest with all his spoils that he could carry away and took post on the lower Teche, until in September the Nineteenth Corps, reorganized and placed under the command of Franklin, once more advanced into the Teche country and drove him back toward Opelousas.
After the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Grant sent Herron's division, and the Thirteenth Corps under Ord, to report to Banks.
Banks went to Vicksburg to consult with Grant, and Grant came to New Orleans; together they agreed with Admi