Sunday, February 10, 2013

From Fortress Monroe

BALTIMORE, April 10. – The Old Point boat has arrived.  The news of the capture of Island No. 10 caused great rejoicing and enthusiasm. – The storm had somewhat abated toward evening.

Reports from the army represent our forces facing exposure undauntedly.  The enthusiasm and anxiety to meet the enemy was unabated and confidence in Gen. McClellan was undisturbed.  The time has not been lost, and the retreat of Magruder and is forces or their defeat is considered certain.

The present prospect of clearing up is looked for with anxiety at Old Point, in the belief that sunshine and the Merrimac come together.  All seem confident that she will be captured or sunk.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 3

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