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Attack on the defences of Mobile — detailed report of rear-admiral D. G. Farragsequently destroyed, but the Morgan escaped to Mobile during the night, though she was chased and fiI should permit Admiral Buchanan to be sent to Mobile, but I will send him to Pensacola, where he wich I apprehend are as good as they could be at Mobile.
It was simply as an act of humanity that Ird burned; and the other, the Morgan, got into Mobile during the night by keeping close in shore.
our port side, and proceeded toward the bar of Mobile entrance.
After some little delay in waiting unboats that may be attempting to escape up to Mobile.
There are certain black buoys placed by the erected to command the entrance to the bay of Mobile, and it is a gratification that its capitulation the Mississippi, and recently in the bay of Mobile, demonstrated what had been previously doubted U. S. S. Octorara.
U. S. S. Octorara, Mobile, Ala., Aug. 5, 1864.
sir: I have to report the
76.-fight at Vidalia, La.
Natchez, Miss., February 16, 1864.
Since my last communication, nothing noteworthy has occurred here, except the capture of Captain Call and twenty-six of the Twenty-ninth Illinois infantry, of which you have probably heard before the present time.
Captain Call was guarding a cotton-train; his men, strung along the length of it, were attacked by a large force of rebel cavalry, part of an escort to a supply-train on its way from above Mobile to Jackson or Brandon, it is reported, and after a sharp fight the Captain, the Quartermaster's Sergeant of the regiment, and twenty-six men were gobbled up. So much for guarding cotton for Jews.
Who ordered the Captain out?
is now the question.
But on Sunday, the seventh instant, the monotony of garrison-duty was very summarily broken in upon.
Opposite Natchez, in Louisiana, is the town of Vidalia, where a force of — men, under command of Colonel B. G. Farrar, Second Mississippi artillery of A. D.