Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 8, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 8, 1862 Page 1
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TH WHOLE NO. 9281. THE The Capture of F HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROM TENNESSEE. 'SPLENDID NAVAL VICTORY. Surrender of Fort Henry to the Union Gunboats. Determined Resistance of the Rebels. ?TIB UNION TROOPS NOT IN THE FIGHT. inpiure w une uenerai, une toionn, two Captains and Sixty Privates. The Memphis and Ohio Railroad Bridge Taken Possession Of. I "Short and Sweet" Official An* .nonncement of then. Halleck. Official Report of Commodore A. H. Foote to the Secretary of the Navy. tlien of the OubMb Eagagti, with the lien ef Their Officers aad the Cetthre ef Their inaaBeats. -SKETCH OF FORT HENRY. IV Key to the Mississippi Valley, *?., a?. Cairo, 111., Fob. 7,1862. *? blH UItO fort B0M7. II wii surrendered to Commodore ffeole yesterday at two o'clock la tHe afternoon, after a moat determined raaiauaoa Tba light, which lasted an Boor and twenty minutes, waaconducted by tba gunboala Cincinnati, Essex and SI. Lou la Tba Cincinnati fired one hundred and twenty lire rounda.and received thirty four ebols frost the rebel fun*, bat only one man waa killed. Tba St. Louie Orad one Hundred and tan rounds, but received no damage. The Essex waa dlaobied after Qring ten rounda by a ballelrtking bar bolier. Thirty two persona on board of bar ware killed, oalog acaided to deatb Capt Porter, who commanded bar, wai badly acaided, but not danger uely ao. One rebel general, one colonel, two captains and oca hundred prlvataa were taken prisoners. Tba fori meuotcd twenty guns and sersotaan mortera. The land forces did not reach tba acana of tba action 1 until half an hour after tba surrender of the fort. Tk* and Okie Railroad bridge, fifteen ntilet 1 abate the fart, hat been taken potvttion of by our troopt. I DETAILS OP THE BATTLE. I Oxmnran, Feb. T, is6,2 Tbe (iaieUe and Comrn'rciait Cairo correspondence 1 glvea tbe following account of the bombardment and i capture of Kort Henry ? < Yneterday, at h*lf-]>Mt twelve P. M., tho gunboats t Cincinnati, St. Louis, Carondelet and Ease*, the Tyler, I Cooaatoga and Ieainglon bringing up tho rear, advanced i boldly against tho renal works, going to the right of Panther Crick Island, Immediately above, where, on l E NE IMPORT 'ort Henry?Its ] the east shore oY the river, stands the fortiflrations, and keeping out of range till at the head ol the island and within a mile of the enemy passing the island in full view of the rebel guns. We steadily advanced, every man at quarters, every ear strained to catch the flag officer's signal gun for the commencement of the action. Our lino of battle wm on the left of the St. Louis, next the Carondelet, next the Cincinnati (for the time being the flagship, having on 'hoard Flag Officer Foote) and the next the Kssex. We advanced in line, the Cincinnati a boat? length ahead, when,at half-past eleven, the Cincinnati opened the ball, and immediately the throe accompanying boats followed suit. Tbe enemy was not backward aud gave an admirable response, and tke light raged furiously for half an hour. We steadily advanced, receiving and returning the storms of shot and ebell, when, getting within three hundred yards of the enemy 'a works, we came to a stand aud poured into hint right and left. In the meantime dhe Essex had been disabled, and drifted away from the sceno of action. leaving the Cincinnati, Carondelet and St. Louis aloue engagod. At precisely forty minutes i>ast one o'clock the enemy struck his colors, and such cheering, such wild excitement as seized tbe throats, arms or caps of the four or five hundred sailors of the gunboats, can be imagined. After the surrender, which was made to Mag Officer Koote by General Lloyd Tilghman, whe defended his fort In a most determined manner we found that the rebel infantry, encamped euUldt the fort, numbering four or five thousand, had cul and run, leaving the rebel artillery company in command of tbe'fort. The fort mounted seventeen guns, most of them thirtytwo and thirty-four poi.aders, one being a magnificent ten inch columbiad. Our shots dismounted twoof their giioe, driving the enemy into the embrasures. One ol their rifled thirty-two pounders burst during tbe engage menl, wounding some of their gunners. The rebels claimed to have but eleven effective gutie, worked by fifty four men? the number ell told ef our prieansra. They lost, five killed end ten badly wounded. Tt?o infantry left everything in their flight A vest deal of plunder has fallen into our hands, including a large and valuable quantity of ordnance stores. Gen. Tilghman is disheartened. He tbinks it one ef tbe most damaging blows or the war. In surrendering to Cleg Officer Foote the rebel General remarked. ''I em glad to surrender to eo gaclant an officer." Flag Officer Foote replied, "Ton do perfectly right, elr, in surrendering, but you should have blown my boate out of the water before 1 would bavo surrendered to you." in the engagement the Cincinnati was in the lead, and, flying the tiag officer's pennant, was the chief mark. Flag Officer Foote and Captain Htemhel crowded hordeflantly into the teeth of tbe enemy's guns. She got thirty one shots, some of them going completely through her. The Kseex was badly cripplod when about ball through the tight, and crowding steadily against the Stern y A ball went into her side forward port, through bar heavy bulkhead, and squarely through one of her boj.ers, the nutping sb-am enabling and killing eeveral of a:to craw. Captain 1'ortar, his aid, C. P. Britton, Jr., and Paymaster Law I* war a standing in a direct line ef the balls peering, Mr Britton being in the oontre of the group. A ebov struok Mr. Britton on ibe top or hie head, scattering bis brains in arery direction The escaping siaam west Into the pilot house, instantly killing Messrs. l ord an.! Bride, pilots. Maoy of theaoldters at the rush of steam Jumped over hoard and were drowned. The Cincinnati bad one killed and sis wounded. The >aoi ha i sir aeaonn and two officers killed, seventeen nan wounded and flee missing There were nocaeuallies m the St. Louis or CaMBdslet, though the shot and shell 'oil upon th?m I'ks rstn. The Ft. Louie waa commanded if Leonard J'a iiaing who stood nport tli" gunboat and leorkod tba guns to the last. Not a man lynched, and with cUter upon chder sent he abot tod shell among the optjtr. W YO NEW TORK, SATURDAY ANT VIC1 Important Strategic Columbus with KaviLtS^ ^, I tiaS* wwa^^ scAiX or miles **" > 20 J ^ 40 ^ 160 AO THE PURSUIT OP THE FLYING ENEMY. Panccaa, Ky., Feb. 7,1862.' Gen. Smith on the west, anil Gen. Grant on tbe aaat side of the Tennesaee river, are pursuing tbe retreating rebele. It is reported and credited by come of our officers, that the rebel troops at Fort Henry were not true to the rebel cause, and took advantage of tbe opportunity offered by an attack to run away from a fight that wee distasteful to them. OFFICIAL REPORTS. GENERAL HALLECI TO GENERAL M'CLBI.LAN. Sr. Lock, Feb. 7, IWi. Fort Henry is ours I The flog of the Union is reestablished on the soil of Tennessee. It will never be re? moved. By command of M^lor General HAILECK. w. W. Smith, Captain and Aid-de-Camp. COMMODORE FOOTS TO SECRETARY WELLES. U. S. Flausiiit Cincinnati, Orr Fokt Hanky, > TsNNUHKn Kivsk, Feb. 6,I8d2. | The gunboats under my command?the Essex, Commander Porter; theCarondelet,Commander Walker; the Cincinnati, Commander Slembel; the St. Louis, Lieu tenant commanding Paulding ; the Cones toga, Lieutenant commanding Phelps; thoTaylor, Lieutenant com mandlng Gwinn, and the Lexington, Lieutenant commanding Shirk?after a serero and rapid lire of one hour , and a quarter, hare captured Fort Henry,and hare taken General Lloyd Tilfhman and bis staff, with sixty men. us , prisonsrs. The surrender to the gunboats was unconditional,as I we kept an open (Ire upon the enemy until their flag was struck. In half an hour after tbs surrender I handed the fort and prisoners over to General Grant, commanding the army, on his arrival at the fort in force. The Essex had a shot in her boilers, after fighting most effectually for two-thirds of the action, and was obliged to drop down the river. I bear that several or her men were scalded to death, including the two pilots. She, with the other gunboats, officers and men,fought with the greatest gallantry. The Cincinnati received thirty one shots, snd bad ons man killed and eight wounded, two serioualy. The fort, with twenty guns and seveateen mortars, was defended by General Tilghman with the moat determined gallantry. I will write as soon as possible. I huve sent Lieutenant commanding Phillips and three gunboats after the rebel gunboate. A. H. FOOTE, Flag Officer. THE NEWS OF THE VICTORY IN CONGRESS. WiHlCKi.TO*, Feb. 7, 1862. Mr Hedgwlck caused the despatch from Flag officer Foots to i^creUry Well*, of tile victory at Fort Henry, to bo read to the Home, and it ?u received with (rest dcRionetretiono of applause. THE NEWS OF THE VICTORY ON THE UPPER POTOMAC. > Poout?vn.L?. Fab 7,1862. Official information hap baen received here to the effect that the rebels have been defeated on (heTennessee river, In Tenoeeaee, with a loan of twenty heavy caunoo. The amount or fighting or the looses en either aide In neon are not elated, but the rebel (ieneral Tilghtnan and staff, with sixty other prisoners, have fallen into the lianda of our victorious troops. Thore is great re.loleing ovor tba victory In tbls division, and (isneral (lorman, commanding here. Iiae ordered a salute of thirty-four guns, one for every t-tsta In the Union, Houlh Carolina inctnded. THE PRELIMINARY DETAILS. The IM?Ulf?nca received yesterday of lite capture of the rebel Fort Henry, ou the Tenncesee river, following no rleeely no Die Union victory at MiU Apr lug, naturally created intense excitement in tbfn rlty and elsewhere. To those remote from the scene of th?*o achievement*, ?tul th?ee who piy little attention to the detail* and Immense labor to accomplish these re. tvtil try and elucidate the matter, eo thai it may be eean that the victory we now chronicle is but the reault of ? neutral and well digested plan m our Union military *a I naval commanders. Firft, wo will litte that the capture o" Fort flctlt/, and RK H *, FEBRUARY 8, 1862. TORY IN Position?Seizure Bowling Green. F lo??6f?TO^ ar ^"-mBANV' fhr^h JSy/SiNEsaoBd V the other placet which wt shall notice hereafter, waa not the result of accident, nor were the (rounds moved over not thoroughly known to the Union commanders, i On the contrary, the ground passod over had been thoroughly reconnoitared, and everything done was accomplished understanding^ and with bold determination. The capture of Fort Henry per ?appears to the superficial reader in the light or a naval victory. Directly it was; hat In detail the vie tory was a combination betweon the military and naval forces, the latter having the moral support of the former. From time to time we have published in the Herald accounts of the movements of the land and naval forces at Cairo; but, as their intended operations were kept quietly in the minds of those by whom they were to be carried into effect, to the outside world iney preieuiea a jumoiea, inixcu ??? of affairs, with do Immediate or ulterior design. The public received the accounts of the ap]>arent inactivity of our forces with no little dissatisfaction; but so far km General Halleck'a department is concerned the veil is now drawn, and, presto, appears a record of one of the uioel brilliant achievements that has yet appeared in the hi*, tory of the present gigantio rebellion. The initiatory steps towards the victory which we now record were commenced somo time in the early part of January. Like all great military movements, before the great blow is struck it is necessary to make a reconnoissance of the point to be attacked, and as the present one waa for no less design than an attempt of tbe enemy's left flank in Tenneesee, where they were in large force, strongly fortified and intrenched, it '* came necessary, In making a reconnoisaance of the enemy's stronghold, to make it in ferce. In other words, to make it with euch a numerical body, in case the enemy forced a battle, aa to be in a condition to accommodate them. General Halleck accordingly made such detaiia for this service as the sequel will show have accom plished all ha designed, and that highly satisfactory to himself and the country. t'osalng from the unnecessary details relative to the

preparing troops for a march, we will state that on tbe 9th of January a large foroe of Unien troops?cavalry, artillery and Infantry?under the command of Brigadier General Slc'lernand, left Cairo, Illinois, fore reconnoissance In Southwestern Kentucky. towards the Tennessee border, in (he direct Ion of Columbus. This force numbered about 7,000 men. Cotemporan#ou?ly with tin* movement of McClernand's brigade, another force of nearly equal strength, under Rrigadter General l'aine marched from Bird's Point, opposite Cairo, In (ho directum of Charles ten, Missouri, and thsuce to the Ohio river, to observe the movements of the rebels at Columbus on the river front. About the same time another brigade, numbering sti thousand men, under Brigadier General C. K. Smith, moved from Padueah to Mayfleld, Kentucky, and towards Columbus, and another force from Cairo to Smithland, a point on the Ohio river, between the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. Beeidee these land forces, and in cooperation with them, several Cnlon gunboats, under the command of Captain Porter, procoeded down the Ohio river and within two miles of Columbus. The movement of these forces, as before stated, was ail for the same object, each having its sphere of action c?o during to a common result?the recounoitering of tho enemy's left flank. The most active part taken in this grand reooonofar sancs was done under the cemmaud of Gen. McClernand, cm operating with his senior and chief of the whole movement, General Grant. Gen. McClernand's brigade, conveyed in river translate, left Cairo on the 10th nil. for old Kort Jefferson, Ky., about fifteen miles distant. He disembarked bis fores on the following day and encamped. On the 12th he made a demonstration In the direction of Columbus, with a force of all companies of cavalry and two regimrnts of infantry, marching for several miles, until they observed the rebel Fort Beauregard. In front of this work was seen a strong abatis of fallen timber, attending over adistanoe of half a mile, and surrounding I be enemy's intrenebmenta. Tbs rigor of tbu weather u<l the nunappearanc o of any considerable fore# of the enemy led the ( nInn commander to the belief that the rebels were massed within their Intrenchments. The object of the reconnaissance being not to engage the enemy, If it could be avoided. tb? party returned the same day to Fort JetTc'soo. On the 1.1th another party of Union troops left fort .lePhrson and proceeded to Hlandsvllle, where It selected a strong position for sit encampment. On the 14th the wholo of McClernanJ'a fores tnarchtd to Jtlnndaville. Tlicy moved in two columns, with strong guvds In advance, so as to comnmnd the approaches to t'okiubua and both bridges across May field creek. Onttelfith an advance was made to Weston, within ten miles of Columbus, going thence to the southwest of the hitter to Milbnrn. taking the town by surprise. Con. (jrnnl at this point assumed command of the troops. At thin place a Man tame into camp who had Just arrived ffcm Colembws. From him wae obtained valuable infor mition respecting Jho condition of tho rebsls at that j piaco. lhls refuge# yutsd that the inovsmeals of the I ERA! TENNEJ of the Hailroad E I /i Union troops had caused much excitement among the rebels, and caused them to withdraw their forces from Fort Beauregard, Jackson, New Madrid and other places. On the 18th the forces marched to Mllburn, and from thence the commander sent a detachment to Mayfleld, where it communicated with General Smith's brigade from Padncab. , On the 17th, the object of the expedition having been accomplished, the entire force under McClernand retraced their steps end returned to Cairo in the same or der as they came, having travelled a distance of one hun/lead nnrt farlw miloo AKloinimr tha fullest illfrtrniftliOIl Of lb? nature of the (round over which they had paused. MOVEMENTS OP GEN. SMITH'S BRIGADE. On the 21st of January Brigadier General C. F. Smith's brigade, consisting of 8.000 men, cavalrv, artillery and infantry, arrived at Crown Point?a point on the Tennes see river?from raducah, having marched a distance of one hundred and twenty miles over muddy roads, and crossing numerous swollen water courses. On the j 23d ult., the day after the arrival of the brigade at j Crown Point, General Smith proceeded on a personal rej connoigsance. on the gunboat Lexington, in the direction of Kurt Henry. The gunboat proceeded up4he west chan! nel of the river, to a point within one mile and a hair of j the fort. Three rebel steamers wore discovered lying olf > the mouth of the small creek tbat empties into the Ten( netree river just above the fort. A wall dire ted shell ; was fired from the Lexington, striking on* of the rebel craft in the stern. A second shell fall short of its mark just in front of the enemy's works; a third burst in the air, directly over Fort Henry, doubtless doing good execuliou. The rebels in the fort then brought out a thirtytwo pounder gun to bear on the Lexington, the shot from which fell into the water one-hair m'h short of it* mailt. General Pinitb obtained an excellent view of the rebel fort, camp and garrison, and immediately returned with his brigade t* Paducah, having met with the fullest success In the reconnoissance. THE OCCUPATION OF SMITIILAND. General Grant ordered the occupation of Smithland, 'he location of which we have already stated, as that point occupies a central position.and is of considerable "trategical value, as a force stationed there would be at all time* ready to co operate with any movement, either en the Tennes*** or Cumberland river, as circumstauoes mulil require. Thus It will be seen, from the brief resume of the movement* of the several bri(railee of General Grant'* flrst expedition toward* Odambus, It waanol, as some supposed, a failure, but, on the contrary, waa a decided ucce** In the objects for which it left Cairo. The second expedition, the result of which we now record. was baaed upon the information derived from the flrst, and it* grand and glorious result has cro this sent a thrill of gladness throughout the loyal States of the lrnlon. It must he remembered, also, by our readtrs, that what hta now been accomplished has been done by our troops amid great hardships, In marching over muddy roads, amid ram and sleet, with little or no faci'ities for shielding [thorn from the severity of the unpropltious weather. IMPORTANCE OF THE 8IEZURE OF THE RAILROAD. The capture of the tfcmjihit and Ohio Railroad bridge, as mentioned in the above detpath, secures an us fxmnnt etraJegieal potitrm, to which others must, In th* course of military events, b* auxiliary. It in fleet turns th* enemy's left flank, cuts off the communication between Memphis and Bowllug Green, from which the latter is de|<eudent for its supplies, and isolates Columbus from Howling Green; no that for all military purposes communication is cut olT between the rebel* at the*? points. No doubt the federal force will push on until they reach the Nashvlllo and Memphis Railroad, near Cam den, Tenn. This point, once in our |>o?aeesion, will cut otf Hickman and Memphis from Nashville. Thu accomplished, then goodbye to Generals Johnston, Beauregard, Ruckner and th* rebel host. There will he no necessity then to attaok. Columbus or Bowling Green. Starvation will do the work. The New Orleans Delta, la a late edition, says" The tajdy of the whole .South depeniie on the remit of the battle at Col umlnu. Thit place once taken, f/rt? h* tut dfMuii/ rryxiLtnc* at n!K*r nmnis " in military plilloiopliy a po?lllon tuned and beelcgad is equal to a plana captured. Hence, according to the New Orleana theeafety of the whola South lain JeoP?rdy, DESCRIPTION OK FORT HENRY. Thie fort, the only fnrllfl. atlon on the Tenne?ree rirer of much inii>ortance, la eltuato I near the line of Ken turky and Tauneeeae, on the east bank of the Ktreara It aland* In the bottom, about the high water mark, ju.el : below the bend in iIm rivar, and at the head of a atmght elrelch of about two mi lee. H therefore cmimeude the I river for that dletance down itream, and very little alee. The land around it la a little higher than the fort,and a 1 portion of it la coveied with tlmbor. The armament of I the fort couKieta of right thirty two p< luiere, four D. PRICE TWO CENTS. 5SEE. (ridge r?;- vr ecting twelve-poundera and two aix-pounders. The tblrty tw0 and twalve-poundera are heavy guna.and the slx-poundera light pieces. On the oppoalte aide of the river are three hilla, which completely command the fort. Reentry Boino new fortiflcationa were commenced on three hilla, where it waa intended to mount aome very large guna and three rifled cannon. The late rebel garrison was composed as follows:? Brigadier General Lloyd Ttlgbman, commanding. STAFF. Captain Powhatan Cilia, Assistant Adjutant General. Captain S. C. Morris, Ald-de Camp. THOOPB. Fourth Mississippi regiment. Seventh Mississippi regiment. Regiment Loolslaba Volunteers. First Kentucky Volunteers. One regiment rebel cavalry. THE TENNESSEE GUNBOAT FLEET. OFFICERS OF THE FLEET. Flag Ofllcer Andrew H. Foot#, 0. 8. N. r ivoi * Bpniu .iuiu. Jk. m . kuuuua, u. o. r%. Ordnance Officer Lieut. J. P. Sanford, U. 9. N. Ordnance Lieutenant Lieut. Byron Wilaon. l'lag Lieutenant .lames H. ITicketl. Act. Paymaster, 2d Chief.S. Henrique*. The following are the gunboats, with their offcMS, engaged In the light:? GUNBOAT ESSEX, NINE GUNS. Commander?V/m. O. Porter, United States Nary Ma4er*?Kiret, Robert K. Riley; Second, James Lanning; Third, Theodore P. Kerry; Fourth, George W. Walker. Astuiant Suriptm?Thomas Rice. Acting Paymaster?J. H. Lewie. PiloU?J. McBrlde and Marshall H. Ford. Matter*' Mate?.lames B. Gray and Samuel B. Erlttan. Engineer*?Chlof. Charles Blaisdell; First Assistant, K. J. Stearns; Second Assistant, George D. Simon; Third Assistant, J. Wetzel. Gunner? M. M. Snyder. Armorer? Fletcher. Carpenter?Thomas Steel. GUNBOAT ST. LOUIS, THIRTEEN Ot NR. Lieutenant t'oinmanding?I^onard Paulding, United States Vavy. Masters?Firnt, Samuel Blark: Second. James Y. Clem son; Third, Charles fl. Kendrlck; Fourth, Alas. Kraser. Acting Paipnatter?IJewellyn Curry. tfurpoon? ? McDill. Matter*' Males?ft. H. Mr Adams and Jamos P. Paulding. PiUtll?Frank Ktlsv and Robsrt U. Baldwin. Gunner Hall. Kngineert?Chief, W. Carswsll; First Assistant, T. F. Arkeroau; Sacond Asslstaut, James L. Smith; Third Assistant, John Wilcoxen. Carpenter?Robert H. Medlll. QrNBOAT CINCINNATI, THIRTtKN (ICNS. Commander? R. N. Stembel, United States Navy. Matters?First, vacant' Second. Pratt; Third, Charles G. Perkins; Fourth, John Pearco. Surpem?Jacob Kinsey. Paymaster?Karon Proctor. PxU4e? Isaac D (laugh and H. Attenbornugh. Mattert' Mater?.las. McR Stambel and Philip Shall. Gunner? Morton. Carpenter?Thomas B. Gregory. Anpineert?Chief, W. McOarland; First Assistant, 8. Lura> y. Second Assistant, J. Armstrong, Third Assistant, W. J. Sherman. Armorer?Ben). Marshall. GUNBOAT CABONDKLRT. TBIRTRN OCN0. Cummaniter?llenry Walk*. United States Nary. Matteri?First, Richard K. Wade; Second. John Dorety ; Third,rharleaC. Gray; Fourth, H. A. Walks. Pxiotx?Will lam Henton and Daniel Wearer. .Surgeon?Jauieg S. McNeely. J'a >/matter?George J. W. Nexsen. Matert' Theodora 1. Glilman and Edward E. Rrennard. f hngivar:?Chief, W If. Faulkner; First Assistant, Charle.. H. Caven. Second Assistant, ^asavel 8. Brooks:; Third Assistant. Augustus F, OrowaU. Carpenter?O. Donaldson. Gunner?Richard Adams. Armorer?H. H. Rhodea. GUNBOAT CONRSTOOA, MINI OUNe. Lieutenant Commanding? ? Phelps, U. 8. N. Matter*?First, John A. Duble; Second, Charles P. No* hie; Third. Rentamin Sebastian At.-itlant Surgeon?William H.Wilson. Acting Paymatter? Alfred Phol|i?. gneiin-ert?'rhtef, Tlmnins Cook. First Assistant, Ales. Magee; Third Assistant, Michael N'orten. Mattert' Mate*?James Kearney, Richard H. CttttSO. Gunner?Henry Hamilton. Carpenter? Andrew Woodlcick. Armorer?.Jamen (I Nell. OCNBOAT TAYLOR, BIN* OUNB. Lieutenant Commanding? W. Gwin, U. 8. N. M<uteri?l Irst, Kdward Shaw. Second, Jason Goody; Third, Jartlcs Martin. Pilot,'?John Sebastian, David (finer. Knpiiieert?chief, Samuel Goble, First Assistant, D. Ptl tarAt-ii tl'iiiivai' Ab? aiattl ErfwirH W flnhli. Third Assistant, rtwar H. !>??% is. Armor>r? Kihii McvKM. ArJui'i I'avmafttr?W B ("oilman. SutyHm?-T. II Kearney. Car/- rti'r?Thomas Knasell. r, m>i" ? Herman Peters, tT. ? N. Maim' Afe'rt?Kerd Inand T. Coleman, Edward a. Brainsrd DESCRIPTION OK THB (JUNBOATS. The gunboats ft. Loiil?, Kane* and Cincinnati are ahon* one hundred and aeventy live feet in tcn?lh, llfty-new feet and a half in breadth, and draw II%? feel whet* loaded The bow* and bulwarks em ? ?t of about tliree feet of oak timber, bolted together and fheaibwt mn% the b?et inallty of wrought Iron plates two and a half Inches th '?. The ?i It-a hare the same thea h'pg, vtfe ICOKTINVID ON EIGHTH PAGfc| - i. t ( i

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