Apr 23 1863. We have managed to get more boats past Vicksburg. I wrote to Gen. Halleck to inform him.
YOUNG’S POINT, La., April 23, 1863,
VIA MEMPHIS, TENN., April 25-1 p. m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Six boats and a number of barges ran the Vicksburg batteries last night. All the boats got by more or less damaged. The Tigress sunk at 3 a. m., and is a total loss. Crew all safe. The Moderator was much damaged. I think all the barges went through safely. Colonel C. B. Lagow, of my staff, was on the Tigress, in command of the fleet. Casualties, so far as reported, 2 men mortally wounded, and several (number not known) wounded, more or less severely. About five hundred shots were fired. I look upon this as a great success. At the Warrenton batteries there was heavy firing, but all the boats were seen to go past. What damage done there is not known.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 8, p 111
O.R., I, xxiv, part 1, p 31