Friday, May 8, 2009


The Rebel Garrison Surrender Unconditionally.

BALTIMORE, April 15. – The Savannah Republican of the 12th announces the unconditional surrender of Fort. Pulaski on the day previous. Seven large breeches were made in the walls by our batteries of Parrott guns at King’s Landing and all the barabette [sic] guns on that side were dismounted. Three balls entered the magazine.

Col. Olmstedt, the rebel commander, signaled the day previous to the surrender that our fire was so terrible that no human being could stand upon the parapet for even a minute.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 19, 1862

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