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The Daily Dispatch: March 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], More heavy ordnance and Ammunition. (search)
Federal troops at Pensacola. --It was stated in the Convention this morning, by Hon. John Cochran, of Barbour, who had probably received a dispatch to that effect, that there are now concentrated at Pensacola six United States war vessels, with about 1,500 troops on board, ready to assist Lieut. Slemmer in the defence of Fort Pickens, should an attack be made upon it. --Mont. (Ala.) Advertiser, 9th.
Fort Sumter. The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune, whose editor, Mr. Greeley, now divides with the conservative Seward, (author of the "irrepressible conflict,") the confidence of the Executive, insists that "the reason of the surrender of Fort Sumter must not be misunderstood." It is done wholly because it cannot now be reinforced before the supplies of the garrison are exhausted. The writer adds, "that the rumors about Fort Pickens being given up are entirely unfounded.--This fortress can be reinforced, and it will be. An extra session of Congress is likely to be soon called to supply the omission of the last, and enable the Administration to assert the authority of the Government. The policy will probably be to repeal the laws making ports of the seceding States ports of foreign entry, and to station national vessels thereat to prevent foreign importations." The Tribune anticipates a howl of triumph from the Secessionists, but insists that the alleged wi
The Daily Dispatch: March 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Southern navy. (search)
Munitions of war. --1,800 kegs of powder, weighing 55,800 pounds; 120 10-inch shells, 10,680 pounds; 152 9- inch ditto, 13,162 pounds; 60 mortar-shells, 5,340 pounds, and 60 Columbiads, weighing 8,000 pounds, arrived by the Richmond freight yesterday, and were conveyed to the Southern depot. As to what disposition will be made of the missiles is yet to be learned. Fort Sumter has been evacuated, but Fort Pickens "ain't."--Petersburg (Va.) Intelligencer.
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