Friday, June 14, 2013

From New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, April 21.

A special dispatch to the Delta, from Ft. Jackson yesterday, says the enemy’s fire had much slackened.  He has fired 39,000 lbs. of powder, and over 1,000 tons of iron.  This bombardment is unprecedented in the annals of warfare.  Our loss so far is five killed and ten wounded.  The mortar vessels are out of sight behind a point of woods.  We sunk two of them yesterday and disabled a steamer.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Thursday Morning, May 1, 1862, p. 1

No comments: