Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mississippi river” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: August 9, 1862., [Electronic resource]:
...lternatives were left — to blow her up, or suffer her to be captured by the Federal gunboats.
The former, was resorted to, and this proud achievement of naval architecture show a wreck in the Mississippi river .
P. S.--Official dispatches have been received at the Navy Department confirming the disaster.
The Arkansas left Vicksburg last Monday, to co-operate in the attack upon Baton Rouge.
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