MARCH 24RD, 1862: Lieutenant Gwin, USS Tyler, reported the typical ceaseless activity of the gunboats: "...since my last report, dated March 21, I have been actively employed cruising up and down the river. The Lexington arrived this morning.
"The Tyler accompanied by the Lexington, proceeded up the river to a point two miles below Eastport, Mississippi, where we discovered the rebels planting a new battery at an elevation above the water of 60 (degrees), consisting of two guns, one apparently in position.
We threw several shells into it, but failed to elicit a reply."
The Tyler and the Lexington were two really busy gunboats.