Saturday, June 28, 2008

From New Orleans

New Orleans, Jan. 24. – The Free State Convention for the nomination of the candidates for State officers will be held here on Feb. 1st.

General Banks has pledged himself to the Free State Committee to such a modification of the Constitution, as to exclude the negroes from the representative basis.

The Veteran troops in this department are re-enlisting with great unanimity.

A Rebel force 10,000 strong is reported at Brazos, 15 miles inland on the Brazos river.

The Federal gunboat Siota [sic], and Steam Ship monongahela destroyed a cotton clad rebel gunboat on the 31st at Port Cavallo.

– Published in The Union Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa, February 6, 1864

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