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The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1863., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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The Southwest. The capture of Brashear City by General Taylor is one of the most important blows that has been struck in the Southwest since the war commenced. It is but ten miles above the city of New Orleans, and if it be hold, as it can be, it will be impossible to feed the city by means of the Mississippi. Everywhere in Louisiana our forces seem to be clearing the scoundrels out. We hope to see the Confederate flag waving over New Orleans before the summer is over.
Gen Taylor's operations in Louisiana. Natchez July 2 --The Louisville. Democrat says the last official advices state that Gens Taylor, Morton, and Green surprised the Federal ford locations at Brashear City on the 27th of June, and captured 1,800 prisoners, including 33 officers, also, $3,000,000 worth of commissary, $1,500,000 of quartermaster's stores; $250,000 of ordnance, and $100,000 of medical stores; also, 23 garrison and regimental flag, 10,000 tents, 2 000 horses and mules, 710,000 tents, 2 000 horses and mules, 7 000 negroes, 7,000 stand small arms, 16 siege guns, and a position as important as Port Hudson or Vicksburg. Other important movements by Gen. Taylor are progressing. A private letter from the Conner battery states that General Walker's forces, 12,000 strong, had left Delhi, en route for Lake Providence, which is garrisoned by Federal and negroes. They hung two officers commanding negroes before leaving Delelessing. Nothing from Port Hudson.