Thursday, October 3, 2013

The peculiar wording of an associated press dispatch . . .

. . . published in the papers of the 27th or 28th ult. would lead the reader to suppose that Capt. Davis, U. S. N., was ordered out here to relieve Flag Officer Foote.  Such is not the case.  We speak knowingly that notwithstanding the impaired health of the Flag Officer, he has not the remotest idea of asking for the Department to relieve him from duty on that or any other account.  Captain Davis comes here in the capacity of fleet captain, and being second in command, will merely relieve the Flag Officer of much labor and anxiety consequent upon his position, but not relieve him of the command of the flotilla. – Fort Pillow Correspondence of the Cincinnati Commercial.

Com. Foote has taken a trip to Cincinnati, but, it is presumed, will soon return to active duty.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Thursday Morning, May 15, 1862, p. 2

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