Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Rebel Ambuscade

WASHINGTON, March 31. – The Secretary of the Navy received a dispatch from Com. Dupont, dated of [Mosquito] Inlet, Florida, March 24th, giving a detailed account of an affair at that place by which Lieutenant Commanding Budd and Acting Master Mather and three men were killed.  It appears that about 40 men in boats went up the Inlet and were fired on from an [ambush], by which the above mentioned were killed and several wounded.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 4

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