Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mississippi river” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1861., [Electronic resource]:

...occupy the Tortugas and Fort Pickens? If this question were asked him, he would say, perhaps, that one was an inland fort, while the others were necessary to the free navigation of the Gulf and the Mississippi river , and were therefore as national. In what relation does that put Virginia? She stands, with her Fortress Monroe, in the same position that Florida stands towards the Tortugas. We were directly i...
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