We have news of the unconditional surrender of the Rebel forces at Island No. 10. – Commodore Foote run the blockade with two of his Gunboats and several transports, probably attacked the enemy in front and rear, and thus made quick work of the siege. Up to the time of writing, we are unable to get any particulars, the line being, as usual, out of fix. If anything comes it will be found in the proper place.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 1