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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
324. National troops at Ship Island, 325. proclamation of General Phelps, 326. operations at Biloxi and Mississippi City, 327. We left General Burnside in Albemarle Sound, after the capture of ations for that movement were in progress, some minor expeditions were set on foot. One against Biloxi, a summer watering-place on the Mississippi Main, was incited by the conduct of some Confederatege C. Strong, General Butler's chief of staff, too<*> her, in a sloop, under a flag of truce, to Biloxi, with money to pay he<*> expenses to New Orleans. There she was left to be sent on. The sloo<*>rescue. On the following day, an avenging expedition, commanded by Major Strong, proceeded to Biloxi. It was composed of two gun-boats (Jackson and New London), and a transport with the Ninth Connin writing for the perfidy of his fellow-citizens in the matter of the flag of truce. Leaving Biloxi, Major Strong went westward to Pass Christian. While his vessels lay at anchor there that night