Thursday, January 7, 2010

Southern News

FORT MONROE, April 18.

The Norfolk Day Book, of yesterday, speaking of the arrival of the French Minister at Washington, says: At Richmond, speculations in relations to the object of his visit are rife, and says, “It is fraught with grave significance. The most probable solution is, that a French monopoly of tobacco underlies the whole popular determination when we affirm that the Confederate States will not tolerate any diplomacy which places them beyond the pale of public law. Let us be true to our honor, and we shall at least win the acknowledgement of posterity that we deserved to be free.

The Norfolk Day Book, of today, mentions that in the skirmish last night, Col. McKinney, of a North Carolina regiment and 25 men were killed and 75 wounded.

There was a very extensive fire in Norfolk last night, and it has continued to burn all day to-day. Several buildings were destroyed.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 21, 1862, p. 1

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