From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/20/1862, p. 2, c. 3

Fast Riding. – Assistant Provost Marshal George W. Alexander rode through on Friday last, with Captain Farrand’s dispatches about the fight at Drury’s Bluff, in forty-five minutes. This is the first time that the Yankee gunboats have been thoroughly whipped by shore batteries, and in this instance it was done under the direction of naval officers. Lieut. James H. Rochelle, who worked gun No. 2 so gallantly, has since been placed in command of one of our gunboats. Up to Monday at noon the enemy had made no new attempt on the integrity of the river obstructions. Of course, our men are not idle in the meantime, and the enemy, when he next shows himself, will meet with an even warmer reception than at first.

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