USS Louisville carried a similar raid a short time later in relation for an incident aboard the steamer Gladiator, north of Helena, Arkansas. Earlier, partisans captured the ship and allegedly shot several of the passengers. Reinforced by 300 soldiers from 11th and 24th Indiana, Lieutenant Commander Meade (nephew of the Army of the Potomac general) led a detachment of sailors in pursuit of the partisans. These partisans, however, successfully eluded Meade's force. Either out of frustration or part of a longer term plan, Meade order his men to burn down every house and field with a two mile area.
Partisans continued their raids, in some cases as far up as the Ohio River. The Mississippi River Squadron likewise continued their's. Porter concluded that this type of aggressive counter-insurgency was necessary. He wrote, "This is the only way of putting a stop to the guerrilla warfare, and though this method is stringent, officers are instructed to put it down at all hazards."