Sunday, October 28, 2012

From Ship Island

FORTRESS MONROE, March 26. – A flag of truce went to Norfolk to-day.  No news or papers were brought back.  A bundle of letters from the Union prisoners at Richmond was received, and also dispatches from Gen. Huger to Gen. Wool.

The steamer Constitution arrived from Ship Island last night.  She sailed there the 15th inst.

Porter’s mortar fleet sailed from there the previous day for South West Pass.

On the 25th Com. Farragut’s fleet of sloops of war and gunboats were to sail for the same destination.

The French Steamer Cabinet arrived yesterday p. m. from Havana.

The Gravesend had taken position within 100 yards of the Monitor.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 29, 1862, p. 3

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