Tuesday, September 2, 2008

From the Gulf

New York, A[p]ril 8. – A ship Island letter of the 24th ult. Reports the arrival of Gen. Butler on the 20th.

A rebel fleet of seven gunboats made their appearance in Mobile Bay.

The U. S. gunboat, Santiago de Cuba chased a steamer laden with cotton, ashore on the coast of Louisian[a], and threw a shell into her, burning her to the water’s edge.

The schooner, Grace E. Baker, with 130 bales of cotton, &c., from New Orleans for Havana was captured by the gunboat R. R. Cuyler.

– Published in the Burlington Daily Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Thursday, April 10, 1862

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