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The Daily Dispatch: June 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], The
Yankees still wasting their ammunition. (search)
The Yankees still wasting their ammunition. --On Sunday one of James' patent rifled-cannon concussion shells was fired from the Quaker City at Fred. Wilson, Esq., of Norfolk County, who was riding on the beach near Cape Henry. The steamer was about a mile and a half from the shore, and the shot was lodged in a sand hill about fifty feet from the mark at which it was aimed. Nobody scared. The projectile, which was brought to town by Mr. W. is of singular and ingenious construction, makes a shrill noise when flying through the air, like that of a steam whistle, and generally explodes on striking any object.--Norfolk Argus.