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R. S. SMITH,
Captain, Commanding Marianna Dragoons.
HDQRS. PROV. FORCES, DEPT. E. AND M. FLA.,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 7, 1862.
Capt. R. S. SMITH, Comdg. Marianna Dragoons, Marianna, Fla. :
CAPTAIN : You will immediately proceed in the direction of Saint
Andrew's Bay with your troops, and, if possible, recapture the steamer
Florida, prevent all unnecessary communication with the enemy, and
arrest any person which you may have found grounds to suspect of
Respectfully, yours, &c.,
APRIL 18—MAY 1, 1862.—Bombardment and capture of Forts Jackson
and Saint Philip, and occupation of New Orleans, La., by the Union
No. 1.—Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, of co-operation with the naval
forces, and occupation, May 1, of the city of New Orleans.
No. 2.—Brig. Gen. John W. Phelps, U. S. Army, of the occupation of Forts Jackson
and Saint Philip.
No. 3.—Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell, C. S. Army.
No. 4.—Brig. Gen. Johnson K. Duncan, C. S. Army, of the bombardment and cap-
ture of Forts Jackson and Saint Philip.
No. 5.—Lieut. Col. Edward Higgins, C. S. Army, of the bombardment and capture
of Forts Jackson and Saint Philip.
No. 6.—Capt. M. T. Squires, Louisiana Artillery, of the bombardment of Fort Saint
No. 7.—Brig. Gen. M. L. Smith, C. S. Army, of operations on the "Chalmette and
No. 8.—Proceedings of the Confederate Court of Inquiry upon the fall of New Orleans.
No. 9 —Message from the President of the Confederate States, transmitting corre-
spondence with the Governor of Louisiana and General Lovell.
Reports of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, of co-operation
with the naval farces, and occupation, May 1, of the city of New Orleans.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
Forts Jackson and Saint Philip, April 29, 1862.
Sin : I have the honor to report that in obedience to my instructions
I remained on the Mississippi River, with the troops named in my former
sloop, and probably have retaken the steamer, or at least burned her.
The enemy fired on us with a long-range gun, carrying round balls,
which passed over our heads at a distance of half a mile. They also
sent a few shell after us, but no one was hurt on our side. The steamer
then left the bay, and, after remaining some days, I returned with my
command to camp.
W. S. DILWORTH,
Colonel, Commanding District.