NEW YORK, Jan. 26. – Washington specials state that Assistant Secretary Fox feels confident the Burnside Expedition has ere this struck a blow which with Gen. Buell’s advance into Tennessee will cut off all rebel communication with Virginia and States South.
Gen. McClellan says if the expedition failed we should have heard of it through the rebels ere this.
The steamer Karnak from Nassau 20th, arrived this morning. The steamer Kate arrived at Nassau on the 18th, 48 hours from Charleston with 800 bales of cotton, 8 passengers and flying the rebel flag. The gunboat Flambeau left immediately. The cotton culture has been commenced at Grand Bahamas.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 4