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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
of the ocean to run in one of the coves of North Carolina occupied by the Confederates, expecting thus to realize larger profits on its cargo. Reconnoissances of the Roanoke River made on the 6th of July, of the James River on the 5th and 6th of August, of the Piankatank River in Virginia on the 11th of August and the 7th of October, were not marked by any incident, and had no other result than costing the lives of several men. The Federals did not succeed in reaching a vessel that their adas we have seen, thinks of nothing but parcelling out his army to have it undertake at the one time several minor expeditions. But soon certain political considerations interfere with the execution of the great plan he had projected. On the 6th of August the Federal Government, at the request of the Secretary of State, decides that all the available forces stationed at New Orleans shall move upon Texas. Owing to motives independent of military questions, say the official despatches, and whic