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The Daily Dispatch: July 31, 1861., [Electronic resource], Affairs in
The Daily Dispatch: May 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], A gallant youth. (search)
Capt. W. H. Polk, nephew of the-ex-President, was severely wounded in the leg in the last . On the way down the river the Federal surgeon considered amputation necessary, and the operation was performed. In its Issue of the 28th April, the New Orleans Crescent protected warmly against the surrender of the city, and advised resistance to the last, in spite of the enemy's gun and mortar boats and the dangers of bombardment and conflagration. The confiscation bill was still under discussion in the Northern Congress on the 1st of April Ex-Governor William Smith has Colonel of the 49th Virginia regiment.