Friday, December 23, 2011

CAIRO, April 8 [1862].

The steamer Alps has just arrived from below with the following announcement:

Island No. Ten is ours.  It was surrendered at midnight last night to Foote and Buford’s forces.  The rebel transports, stores and provisions on and around the Island are in our possession.

The number of prisoners and guns taken is not yet ascertained.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Thursday Morning, April 10, 1862, p. 2

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