Great victories over the Union forces were constantly reported, which existed only in the vivid imagination of the Confederate reporters.
To show how war news was manufactured, we quote the following from the Raleigh Weekly:
Colonel Griffin, Confederate forces, telegraphed to the War Department from Jackson, on the 31st of January, as follows: Yesterday morning engaged the enemy with a force of two hundred men and a rifled field piece.
After a fight of two hours, in which we e.
Steamer State of Georgia.
Commander, Somerville Nicholson; Lieutenant, George B. White; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, R. H. Greene; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. F. Griffiths; Acting-Master, Benj. Whitmore; Acting-Ensigns, Chas. Trathen, S. L. Griffin and Wm. Shultz; Acting-Masters Mates, Frank Papanti, Peter Hayes and G. E. Kidder; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, John Bloomsbury; Acting-Second-Assistants, W. A. Andress and A. N. Gilmore; Acting Third-Assistants, Wm. Madden, J. A. Patte
Commander, D. Lynch; Acting-Master, G. W. Caswell; Acting-Ensigns, F. Hopkins, Wm. Chandler, Thomas Welsh and Aug. Dame; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, M. C. Drennan; Assistant Paymaster, W. Goldsborough; Acting-Master's Mates, G. E. Chipman and T. B. Seavey; Gunner, John Webber.
Commander, James M. Frailey; Lieutenant-Commander, Weld N. Allen; Surgeon, John Y. Taylor; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, F. J. Painter; Acting-Master, Alex. Tillinghast; Acting-Ensigns, S. L. Griffin, C. H. Carey, Oliver Swain and S. E. Willetts; Acting-Master's Mates, J. A. H. Wilmuth and A. F. Aldrich, Jr.; Engineers: Chief, A. J. Kiersted; Acting-First-Assistant, Jos. A. McKnight; Acting-Second-Assistants, W. A. Andress and A. N. Gilmore; Acting-Third-Assistants, Alex. Dempster, W. B. Snow and J. H. Chesney; Acting-Gunner, Thomas Grail.
Commander, E. G. Parrott: Lieutenant-Commander, J. N. Miller; Acting-Masters, B. F. Milliken and S. H. Mead;