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The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], Departure of troops. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Federal launch on the
Attakapas Coast — capture of the Confederate Schr. Purdy. (search)
Firing on the Potomac. On Thursday morning last, a Federal steamer, supposed to be the old Mount Verson, which has been razed, anchored off Boyd's Hole, below Pratt's Point, on the Potomac, as supposed for the purpose of reconnoitering. Capt. Cook, finding that she was only about two miles distant from his battery, concluded to have a little artillery practice, and accordingly-opened fire on her about 9 o'clock. He fired some fifteen or twenty rounds, and, as near as could be ascertained
as possible, and vented her spite by shelling an old vacant house some distance below, but did no damage whatever.
Two Federal steamers came down the river the same day, directly after the firing, and anchored off the Maryland shore opposite Pratt's Point. One of them took seven companies on board and returned up the river and the other remained there at last accounts.
These facts we learn from a gentleman who witnessed the cannonade.
There was firing from the Evansport batteries on two or t