. . . Commandant at Fort Pickens, is in New York on Furlough on account of Ill health. Gen. Bragg took advantage of the Colonel’s absence to achieve a “rebel triumph;” that is to say he retired, or, in other words, took up a position further in the interior.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 22, 1862, p. 4