Thursday, July 16, 2009

From the Gulf

NEW YORK, [April] 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 [Louisiana], 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 to Havana, was captured by the gunboat R. R. Cuyler.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862

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