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The Daily Dispatch: April 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Evening session. (search)
From Washington. Washington, April 4. --Two companies of Light Artillery, with 30 Washington carpenters, went on a special train to Fort Hamilton this morning. Great curiosity is felt to know their ultimate destination. Among the President's appointments is Dr. Thos. H. Fisher, of Fauquier, U. S. Marshal for Eastern Virginia. Captain Stringham is to command the Gulf squadron. The reasons for an increase of naval forces there are merely conjectural. The extreme caution pursued by the Administration on all subjects, gives rise to many warlike rumors, and the Government seems to have adopted the determination to be known only by its acts. The steamer Pawnee, lying off Washington, is ready for a cruise to parts unknown. She will probably leave Saturday. It is stated, with an air of truth, that Secretary Blair asserted, Monday, in the most positive terms, that a majority of the Cabinet were decidedly opposed to the withdrawal of the forces from any Sou