NEW YORK, April 8. – A ship Island letter of the 24th ult., reports the arrival of Gen. Butler on the 20th.
A rebel fleet of seven gunboats made their appearance in Mobile Bay.
The U. S. gunboat, Santiago de Cuba chased a steamer laden with cotton, ashore on the coast of Louisiana, and there a shell into her, burning her to the water’s edge.
The schooner Grace E. Baker, with 130 bales of cotton, &c., from New Orleans for Havana, was captured by the gunboat R. R. Cuyler.
– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 3