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Doc. 245. the capture of Biloxi, Miss. Boston Journal account. ship Island, Thursday, Jan. 2, 1862. the expedition to Biloxi was eminently successful, resulting in the surrender of the place to the Federal forces, the reduction of the
31st ult., and steamed across the Mississippi Sound toward Biloxi.
The weather was fine, and every thing bid fair for a bru ng Commander Smith, said: Sir, I surrender you the town of Biloxi and the battery, owing to the utter impossibility of defen se alarm occasioned by the landing of the Federal force at Biloxi.
The deepest anxiety was depicted on every countenance, a in sawing lumber.
The cargo belonged to a secessionist in Biloxi, and was therefore a lawful prize.
The Spanish captain an en, women, and children, who were making their escape from Biloxi to Ocean Springs and Pascagoula.
It not being the design of Commander Smith to hold Biloxi, the expedition returned to Ship Island the same evening, and at the earliest convenience