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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important from Mississippi sound — large Lincoln force on Ship Island — immense reinforcements expected. (search)
Important from Mississippi sound — large Lincoln force on Ship Island — immense reinforcements expected. The following statement appears in the New Orleans Delta, of the 15th instant, and is vouched for by a most distinguished citizen of that place: December 14, 1861. My Dear Friend: --I have just seen Captain Legarde, of the fishing smack Wild Duck — He was captured 1st December, on the west and of cat Island. He has been a prisoner on the Massachusetts until the 12th, when himself and twelve other fishermen were released, their vessels being confiscated, in retaliation for the Lincoln fishing-smacks the Confederates have captured off Cedar Keys, belonging to Key West. Capt. Legarde reports that a large number of troops arrived at Ship Island on the 4th. The steamship Constitution arrived with the 17th and 26th Massachusetts regiments, and a regiment from Connecticut--2,600 men in all; and on the day he left, the transport ships Great Republic, King Fisher, <