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The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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An account from Fort Gaines. --Captain Douglass Vass, paymaster of the army, left Fort Gaines on Saturday night at 10 o'clock in a rowboat for Fort Morgan, and
y the breaking of their carriages.
On Friday, the fleet ran by Fort Morgan. Captain Vass had a fine view of the whole scene and the subsequent naval fight.
The Tecu n out of the garrison; the rest were exposed to bombardment.
Up to the time Captain Vass left, the commander, Colonel Anderson, had said nothing about capitulation; much exhausted by skirmishing all day and working in the fort at night.
Captain Vass states that, up to the time he left, Colonel Anderson behaved with great res ging his line of skirmishers to maintain its ground.
It was the night after Captain Vass left that General Page passed over to Fort Gaines. Captain Vass is of the opCaptain Vass is of the opinion that Fort Morgan will hold out as long as its provisions do, and that will be the best part of a year.
The Yankee fleet was badly crippled.
Nearly every s