Saturday, July 6, 2013

News From Pittsburg

The telegraph informs us that the news from Pittsburg is of the highest importance, but its transmission by telegraph is prohibited.  A citizen received a letter from his son on Saturday, dated Pittsburg the 29th, which stated that they were on the eve of a battle, and had orders to pack up everything in readiness for the “long roll.”  Even if a battle had been fought for was being fought there, we see no reason why the news should be contraband.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, May 5, 1862, p. 1

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