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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], Yankee prisoners to have the Benefit of the shelling of Charleston. (search)
From the Mississippi river. Clinton, June 7. --On Wednesday morning at daylight, Col. Scott's batteries attacked and drove off the gunboats Fifty Three and the Bragg, at Coma Landing, and the Ratcliffe, at the Fort. The engagement lasted four hours, when the gunboat Lafayette came up, and Col. Scott withdrew. Last night the engagement was renewed, and the Bragg was towed off with three shots through her. There is much moving of Yankee transports up and down the river between Port Hudson and New Orleans. [Second Dispatch.] Clinton, La., June 18. --The steamer Progress, loaded with 1,300 bales of cotton, has been burned on the Mississippi. No lives were lost. Ex-Mayor French, of New Orleans, died on the 14th. On Thursday night our batteries attacked the steamer Landus and another transport, loaded with troops, and struck her ten times. Three shells exploded on her deck, when she whistled a signal of distress, and a gunboat came up and towed her o
From Trans-Mississippi. Meridian, June 17. --The latest reports from the Mississippi river state that Marmaduke has gone towards Little Rick. A. J. Smith landed troops below Marmaduke, and was about to flank him, when he withdrew, taking all his boats and stores. Marmaduke has injured a great many of the enemy's vessels on the river. The small-pox is very bad in the Yankee camp at Vicksburg, and is spreading among the citizens. Gold in Vicksburg is 207.