Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ft. Pulaski Surrendered

BALTIMORE, April 15.

The Savannah Republican of the 12th announces the unconditional surrender of Ft. Pulaski on the previous day. Seven large breeches were made in the walls by our batteries of Parrott guns at Kings Landing, and all the barbette guns on that side and three casemate guns were dismounted. Three balls entered the magazine. Col. Olmsted, 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 Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa, Wednesday, April, 16, 1862

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