Tuesday, October 6, 2009


A dispatch from Norfolk, dated the 7th inst., to the Petersburg Express, says:

“Three private dwellings on the shore opposite Old Point were fired at yesterday by the Federals from the Rip Raps. A shell exploded in an out house of a private citizen, killing a bullock and doing other damage."

– Published in The North Carolina Weekly Standard, Raleigh, North Carolina, Wednesday, April 16, 1862, p. 2

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