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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore),
February 20. The battle of Olustee, Florida, was fought this day by the National forces under the command of General Seymour and the rebels under General Caesar Finnegan.--(Doc. 87.) The rebel schooner Henry Colthurst, from Kingston, Jamaica, with a cargo of the munitions of war for the confederate government, and other articles of merchandise, was captured, near San Luis Pass, by the National schooner Virginia.
The Daily Dispatch: February 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], Late
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From Charleston — retreat of the enemy in Florida. Charleston, Feb. 26. --One hundred shells were fired at the city to-day. An official dispatch from Gen. Finnegan, dated Sanderson via Tallahassee, February 26th, says: --"My advance forces occupy Baldwin, and my main force will reach there this afternoon. The enemy have retreated to Jacksonville." [second Dispatch.] Charleston, Feb. 27. --A Yankee picketboat, containing one officer and five men, was captured last night by our picket boat commanded by Boatswain Smith. The prisoners have arrived in this city. They state that the vessel sunk off the harbor and reported lost in the gale, was the steam sloop of war Housatonic, carrying twelve guns and 300 men, and that she was blown up by our torpedo boat. The whole stern was blown off. Five men were lost, all the others were saved. The torpedo boat was commanded by Lt. Dixon, of Mobile. The enemy continue to shell the city.
The Daily Dispatch: February 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], An Established religion. (search)