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The Daily Dispatch: April 4, 1864., [Electronic resource], From
's Army General Lee
From the Southwest. Atlanta, April 2. --Advices from New Orleans, to the 19th ult., are received. They state that Alexandria surrendered to Porter's fleet without opposition. The Yankee cavalry advance occupy New Iberia. Guerillas have appeared in the vicinity of Baton Rouge, and had several skirmishes with the 4th Wisconsin mounted infantry. Cairo advices, of the 26th of March, state that the fleet was still off Alexandria, but nothing definite had been received from Banks and Steel. It is reported that Banks was receiving considerable opposition from the forces of Dick Taylor. Brownsville advices via New Orleans, March 19th, report that there was no prospect of a fight in Texas. Nine French frigates had appeared off the mouth of the river, and an attack on Matamoras was expected.