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The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
ity. Colonel Steward is post commander. There was a scout who came in to-day by way of luka, and who brings the intelligence that small bodies of the enemy are scattered through the country, and that it is impossible to come up with them. General Forrest sent in a flag of truce yesterday of some trifling matters. They were not allowed to enter our lines. About thirty of his men came within five miles of Eastport, and within sight of it, yesterday, and captured seven men, four whom they ki this creek, and it is navigable for some twenty miles by small boats. The hills in the rear are nearly as high as those around Pittsburg, and on which the army are camped.--Yesterday seventeen boats came up with a number of troops. If Taylor, Forrest. & Company think to find a vulnerable place to make a strike, I think they will be mistaken. The gunboat Carendelet is lying here to organize the convoys and co-operate with the army in the defence of the place. Captain Rogers, late of the Nau