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The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
honor of the glorious news from Wilmington. From the South--Mobile the Mexicans and Confederates. The Yankee papers contain a good many dispatches from the Southwest. We copy some of them: It is rumored and believed that General Hurlbut is preparing to establish the headquarters of the Department of the Gulf at Mobile. General Granger's expedition against that place is fully prepared, and no doubt exists that the city will be in our hands in less than two weeks. General Baldy Smith has established his commission here to investigate the abuses of this department. Captain Mohler, quartermaster, and Provost-Marshal-General Robinson have already been arrested. Commodore Palmer, commanding the West Gulf blockading squadron, with a fleet of about thirty vessels, mostly iron-clad, will leave for the waters of Mobile in a few days. The draft, under General Canby's order, commenced to-day. The Houston (Texas) Telegraph of the 8th instant publishes the cor