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The Daily Dispatch: August 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Destruction of the
Destruction of the "Arkansas,"the capture of Baton RougeGen Breckinridge's dispatches. Mobile, Aug. 8--A special dispatch to the Advertise and Register dated Jackson, to-day, says! Gen. Van-Dorn permits me to copy the following dispatches: "Amite River, Aug. 6.--About one o'clock this morning the Federal gunboats attacked the Confederate ram Arkansas. Messengers inform me that she fought them well for sometime, inflicting great damage. She was then blown up by her crow. The messenger thinks they all escaped. "(Signed) John C. Breckinridge." "Collet's River, ten miles from Baton Rouge, Aug. 6--We occupied the whole of the town and the battle field till evening, but no decisive result was gained after my last dispatch. There being no water between here and the Mississippi river come with her machinery injured five miles above the town all day yesterday. Her commander sent me word last evening that he would try to get her up the river, and asks if it be po
The Daily Dispatch: August 25, 1862., [Electronic resource],
Yankees in Gloucester. (search)
Reported capture of Haynes's Bluff, &c. Mobile, Aug. 22. --A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register, dated Jackson, 31st, says: "The enemy have taken Haynes's Bluff, on the Yasoo river, which gives then control of the mouth, and furnishes a good base for operations against Vickburg. Gen Breckinridge arrived here this evening; also, the Confederate sick from below. Large numbers of the Port Donelson officers are here to meet their commands, who are daily expected from Western prisons. The Federals continue to ravage the river plantations, but venture no further than eight or ten miles from shore.