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The Daily Dispatch: February 27, 1865., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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olored troops, who arrived about half an hour after the last of the rebel forces had left. He was followed by Colonel Ames, of the Third Rhode Island artillery. The city is now held by troops sent over from James and Morris islands. Captain H. M. Bragg, of General Gillmore's staff, went over to Fort Sumter in a small boat, and planted the American colors on the parapet. In Sumter are nine guns, four columbiads and five howitzers. Captain Bragg brought away with him a tattered Secesh flCaptain Bragg brought away with him a tattered Secesh flag, which he found in a corner of the fort. A blockade-runner, with an assorted cargo, which ran up to Charleston in the night, was taken possession of by the navy. The citizens tell me that three other blockade-runners are expected in to-night. The rebels retreated in the direction of Wilmington. But few of the inhabitants remain. When General Gillmore reached the pier in his flag- boat — the W. W. Coit — he was greeted by about fifty whites and blacks. All day long the people ha