Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The New Orleans Delta complains bitterly . . .

. . . of the loss of the Calhoun, a vessel which ran the blockade from New Orleans to Havana, and was captured when returning.  The Delta says:

“Her cargo, consisting in part of forty tons of gunpowder, a large quantity of rifles and other munitions of war, besides articles of the value of some $300,000.”

The Delta says, in the article from which we quote above, “the taking of the Calhoun was equal to the loss of a battle.”

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, February 18, 1862, p. 2

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