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PICKETS CONVERSING BEFORE YORKTOWN—A COMMON
SCENE.—SKETCHED BY MR. MEAD OF THE VERMONT BRIGADE.—[SEE
FLEET IN THE MISSISSIPPI.
OUR correspondent with Commodore
Farragut's fleet in the Mississippi sends us a large picture of the entrance of
that fleet into the river, which we reproduce on
pages 312 and 313. It will give
the beholder some idea of the strength of the expedition—the largest, it is
believed, ever collected under our flag. Our correspondent enumerates the feet
Flag-ship Hartford, twenty-six
guns, Captain Richard Wainwright; Executive officer, Lieutenant J. S. Thornton.
Steam sloop Brooklyn, twenty-six guns, Captain
Thomas T. Craven; Executive officer, Lieutenant R. B. Lowry.
Steam sloop Richmond,
twenty-eight guns, Captain James Alden.
Steam sloop Mississippi, sixteen
guns, Captain M. Smith; Executive officer, Lieutenant Dewey.
Steam sloop Varuna, ten guns,
Captain Charles S. Boggs. Steam sloop Pensacola, twenty-four guns, Captain Henry
W. Morris; Executive officer, Lieutenant Francis Roe. Steam sloop Oneida, eleven
guns, Commander S. Phillips Lee; Executive officer, Lieutenant Sicord.
Steam sloop Iroquois, nine guns,
Commander John De Camp; Executive officer, David B. Harmony.
Gun-boat Westfield, six guns,
Captain William B. Renshaw.
Gun-boat Katahdin, six guns,
Lieutenant Commanding George Preble.
Gun-boat Pinola, five guns,
Lieutenant Commanding Crosby.
Gun-boat Cayuga, five guns,
Lieutenant Commanding Napoleon Harrison. Gun-boat Clifton, five guns.
Gun-boat Itasca, five guns,
Lieutenant Commanding C. H. B. Caldwell.
Gun-boat Kennebec, five guns,
Lieutenant Commanding John Russell.
Gun-boat Kanawha, five guns,
Lieutenant Commanding John Febiger.
Gun-boat Sciota, six guns,
Lieutenant Commanding Edward Donaldson.
Gun-boat Miami, six guns,
Lieutenant Commanding A. D. Harrell.
Gun-boat Owasco, five guns,
Lieutenant Commanding John Guest.
Gun-boat Winona, four guns,
Lieutenant Commanding Edward T. Nichols; Executive officer, John G. Walker.
Gun-boat Wissahickon, five guns, Lieutenant Commanding Albert N. Smith.
Gun-boat Kineo, five guns,
Lieutenant Commanding George H. Ransom.
Schooner Kittatinny, nine guns,
Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Lamson.
Gun-boat Harriet Lane, six guns,
Lieutenant Commanding J. M. Wainwright, with Commander David D. Porter, who has
twenty-one schooners, composing "Porter's
mortar fleet," each carrying a
heavy mortar and two 32-pound guns.
The fleet thus far, therefore,
consists of forty-six sail, carrying two hundred and eighty-six guns, and
twenty-one mortars, the whole under command of Flag-Officer D. S. Farragut—Henry
H. Bell, Flag Captain.
The Mississippi and the Pensacola
grounded on the bar, and were towed off by tugs. The Colorado was unable to
Of the Hartford herself, which is
hardly seen with distinctness in our large picture in consequence of her being
in the advance of the fleet, we give a separate illustration on this page. She
is a noble ship, and Commodore Farragut may well be proud of her.
THE UNITED STATES STEAMER "HARTFORD," COMMODORE
WHICH LED THE SQUADRON UP THE MISSISSIPPI.