NEW YORK, March 25. – The brig Island Blade has arrived from Ft. Pickens, with dates to the 11th inst. And Key West to the 17th.
The impression was that Gen. Bragg had left Pensacola, and parties with glasses say the rebel guns had been turned in-land, probably in expectation of a visit from Gen. Butler.
Four contrabands, who escaped say there are but 3,000 troops at Pensacola, and that they are poorly armed.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 29, 1862, p. 4