WASHINGTON, April 30.
The Petersburg Express of day before yesterday has a long editorial regarding the loss at New Orleans, and says the city was captured by our gunboats being encased with wet bales of hay, so that hot and cold shot were of no use. The Louisiana, mounting 23 guns, was sunk, together with the Express, by our steal-pointed conical shot. The cotton was destroyed by fire, and the sugar emptied into the river. The special in the banks was all removed from the city when Gen. Lovell retired.
Special to Post.
WASHINGTON, May 1.
The President has just sent to the Senate the name of Chas. C. Lathrop as Collector of the Port at New Orleans.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 2, 1862, p. 1