Wednesday, December 28, 2011

From McClellan’s Division

BALTIMORE, April 10.

The Old Point boat has arrived.  The news of the capture of Island No. 10 caused great rejoicing and enthusiasm.  The storm had somewhat abated towards evening.

Reports from the army represent our forces facing exposure undauntedly, the enthusiasm and anxiety to meet the enemy was unabated, and confidence in Gen. McClellan was unbounded.  While the storm at this time was unfortunate the time has not been lost, and the retreat of Magruder and his forces is considered certain.  The prospect of clearing up is looked for with anxiety, in the hope that sunshine and the Merrimac will come together.  All seem confident that she will be captured or sunk.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 11, 1862, p. 1

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