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The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Hospital supplies for the Army of the Northwest. (search)
paring that immediately after the next repulse they would advance on Maryland. With this purpose they are now fortifying Matthias Point, the most dangerous peninsula on the Potomac, and one of the points of communication by way of Port Tobacco, Benedict and Leonard, in St. Charles and St. Mary's counties, Maryland, with the Secessionists of Baltimore.--Some weeks ago great consternation was caused among the Rebels and their friends by the seizure and temporary stoppage of the Baltimore steamersuxent river.--They were cut off entirely, save by special and dangerous expresses, from their daily communications. These boats, however, are now allowed freely to run, and every day mails land newspapers pass each way to and from the Rebels by Benedict, Leonard and other places. Their rowboat (immediately after the passage of the Government steamer up the Potomac) passes across the river to Mathias Point and other places of rendezvous. If Mathias Point is allowed to be fortified much lon