Wednesday, July 31, 2013

From Washington


The War Department has received advices from Gen. Halleck, which indicate that important events will take place in the neighborhood of Corinth in two or three days.

This is authority for stating that there is not a shadow of foundation for the rumor of French intervention for an armistice with the rebels.


The U. S. steamer Mercidita, on the 27th ult., near Hole in Wall, captured steamer Bermuda, having 4,200 pounds powder, seven field carriages, a number of cannon, swords, pistols, shells, fuses, cartridges, saltpeter, saddles, tin, &c.  She was taken to Philadelphia for adjudication.

After the 1st of June all letters mailed in the U. S. for Nova Scotia will be required pre-payment of postage.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, May 6, 1862, p. 2

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