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The Daily Dispatch: March 20, 1863., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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h, say that Gaimby's Division has probably gone to reinforce the expedition said to have passed Yazoo city and captured the rebel fleet of transports rendezvousing here for a long time. The same "report" comes from Cincinnati, and adds: "General Porter momentarily expected intelligence from Haines's Bluff announcing the arrival of our forces, which would be the signal for a combined attack upon the fortifications." From Rosecrans's Army.--Gincinnaet, March 14.--Rosecrans's army is in ime the laws of war should be more rigorously enforced against them. The laws of civilized war must be your golds, and you may decide for yourself untrammeled by minute instructions. [The above is the substance of the long letter.] Admiral Porter is assured that the Indianola has been blown to atom.--not even a gun was saved. The United States Senate adjourned sine dis at 2 o'clock on Saturday. A man named Owen Callan, with about forty letters for the rebel Government offici
is reminds us that sufficient publicity has not been given, nor a proper record made, of the feat of arms at Natchez on the 2d of September last. On that day, Yankee Porter with his iron-clad gunboat Essex and tender, Ang'o American, after pillaging the plantations in Mississippi and Louisiana opposite and near Natchez, resolved the Court and others, residents of the city, armed with double barrel shot-guns, swore the enemy should not land and pollute their shore with impunity. As soon as Porter's force landed and had began carting the ice to their boat, these brave fearless twenty five, in the fase of the formidable gunboat and its scarcely less formidabional surrender of the city. The herole reply, given without hesitation, was--"Give us four hours to remove our women and children, and then take us if you can." Porter parleyed and left, he said to return. He never returned. Natchez since then has never been molested, save and except in the destruction of her water craft by th