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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter
: the 23 War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate . --Affairs in Congress Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
Advices from the East, state that there has been a flood of rain at Mecca. Three hundred lives were lost, and one-third of the city destroyed. The great sacred mosque, Haram Esh Sherif, was flooded; the Holy Black Stone submerged, and the great library almost destroyed. The following political prisoners in Fort Warren have declined accepting their liberty except on "unconditional" terms, viz: Wm. G. Harrison, Wm. H. Winder, H. M. Warfield, and Wm. H. Gatchell. They are all four Baltimoreans. Two Federal gunboats made their appearance at Eastport, Miss., seven miles from Luks, on the Tennessee river, a few days since, but returned without doing any damage. Mr. Dafottaine, the well known "Persons" of the Charleston Courier, is lecturing in Georgia, on "Incidents of the war upon the Polemist."