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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], The capture of the
Henry Lewis. (search)
The capture of the Henry Lewis. --Some account has already been published in our columns of the capture of the Henry Lewis by the Yankees. We find the following in connection therewith in the New Orleans Delta, of the 2d inst., from a correspondent at West Pascagoula, Nov. 28: This morning, just at daylight, I saw the steamboat Lewis rounding Belle Fontaine Point, running east, when all of a sudden she headed for the main land at double-quick time. But too late --one of the accursed Yankee steamers was in close pursuit, which fired three times. The Lewis soon run aground about one mile from shore, when the enemy's launch boarded her, got her off, and in a ittle time as it takes me to write the occurrence the poor Lewis was disappearing in the gap pass between Horn and Ship Islands.--This took place within two and a half miles from my house. The Federal steamer then took a position several miles east of the west end of Horn Island, in the Sound, crouched ready to pounce o
It is said that Messrs. Mason and Slidell had a million of dollars in gold with them when they started to Europe on the steamer Trent, and were overhauled by the pirate Wilkes. Gov. C. F. Jackson, of Missouri, was in New Orleans on the 2d inst.
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Reported capture of a whale. (search)
Progress of the War.from the North. We continue our summary of Northern news this morning from the latest papers received in this city. The New York Herald, of the 5th December, came to hand last Monday night; but have made some extracts in our edition of the 9th, from a Northern paper of that date, we find but little else of interest to transfer to our columns: Excitement in Paducah — quarrel among the Generals. The St. Louis Democrat, of the 2d instant, publishes the following dispatch: Cairo. Nov. 28.--On Tuesday last a Secessionist in Paducah, by the name of Woolfolk, hung a secession flag out of his window as some of our troops were passing by, and hurrahed for Jeff. Davis. The man had done the same thing before, on several occasions, and the matter was reported to Gen. Smith, but he refused to interfere. This refusal of Gen. Smith caused great indignation among the troops, and doubts of his loyalty were freely expressed in Paducah. The matter having bee