Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Spoils at Island No. 10

ST. LOUIS, April 10.

A special to the Republican from Island No. 10 says two hundred hogsheads of sugars, several hundred barrels of molasses, eighty cannon, 400 wagons, 126 horses, 600 mules, 5,000 stand of small arms, 30 pieces of light artillery and a great quantity of blankets, clothing, &c., have fallen into our hands.  The total number of prisoners captured is 5,000, one Maj. Gen. (McCall) and Brig. Gens. Gault, Walker and Schannon.  The prisoners are being embarked for Illinois as rapidly as possible.  About 56,000 solid shot and immense quantities of ammunition were taken.

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

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