Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Rebel journal the Petersburg Express . . .

. . . admitting the capture of New Orleans congratulates its readers that the yellow fever will do the work which the Rebel General was unable to perform. It finds likewise consolation in the fact the Lovell the leader of the rebel band at New Orleans, will be able to join his forces with those of Beauregard at Corinth and thence march into Ohio as soon as the Tennessee and Cumberland become fordable. Other Rebel journals from which extracts are made speak of the surrender of New Orleans in similar terms, but admit that a different result was expected. One of these Rebel journals apprehends that Memphis will share the fate of New Orleans.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 10, 1862, p. 1

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