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The Daily Dispatch: April 7, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Wedding Brigade. (search)
A Richmond Refugee Arrives at Fortress Monroe. A telegram from Fortress Monroe, on Christmas eve, announces the arrival of George E. Baker, a telegraph operator of this city, who was recently put in Castle Thunder for forgery and attempting to run off to the enemy. The dispatch says: A telegraph operator, named Baker, belonging to one of the chief offices in Richmond, escaped from that city night before last, and succeeding in eluding the vigilance of the rebel pickets, made his way successfully into our lines yesterday afternoon. He was subjected to a sworn examination by Lieutenant-General Grant, and stated that intelligence of the fall of Savannah, and the capture of the entire force--13,000 in number, commanded by General Hardee--had reached Richmond a few hours before he made his escape. There was a report prevailing at the same time to the effect that Fort Fisher, commanding the entrance to Wilmington, had also fallen, through a combined attack by Major-Gener
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1865., [Electronic resource], From
The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Blockade-Running. (search)
Blockade-Running. --A letter from a gentleman who ran out of Wilmington harbor on Christmas eve, while the first attack on Fort Fisher was being made, says that the Talisman, which also ran out, was lost at sea. Her crew have arrived at Nassau. The letter, which is dated at Saint Georges, January 1st, says cotton commenced rising rapidly at the first news of an attack on Fort Fisher. The blockade-runners are preparing to move their headquarters from Wilmington. In connection with this
On learning that Fort Fisher had fallen, the ships put to sea again, hoping to get in at Charleston, we suppose.--The splendid and favorite steamship Coquette, on her last outward trip, carried one thousand two hundred and fifty bales of cotton, the largest cargo taken from Charleston, one half of which was for Government account."
Since writing the above, we learn that the steamer Stagg, which ran out of Wilmington on Christmas eve, was captured a few nights ago, returning.
The Daily Dispatch: February 17, 1865., [Electronic resource], Immense excitement in
Immense excitement in California. --In San Francisco, on the afternoon of December 24th, an "extra," purporting to have been published from the office of the Alta and Bulletin, was issued, and caused great excitement. It announced the capture of Richmond and Savannah, and a whole column was devoted to such startling captions as "Lee's Army Whipped," "General Butler Mortally Wounded," "Grand Assault on Savannah," "General Hardee and Ten Thousand Men Taken Prisoners," "Fighting in the Streets of Richmond," "Every House a Fortress," "The Final Blow Dealt the Rebellion," "Gold Down to Eighty-four."
The Fenians. New York, December 24. --It is reported that Colonel O'Mahoney has received dispatches from the "Head Centre," Stephens, calling for prompt and decided action by the Fenians. The crisis is said to be near at hand.
New York, December 24. --The Herald's Toronto special says an agent of our Post-office Department and the United States Consul in Toronto have recently found in bond, in the custom-house in that city, ten thousand dollars' worth of United States three-cent letter stamps, part of a consignment to a house here by the Confederate agent in Liverpool. Our Government received information in August last, and an injunction on the stamps has been gotten out, and the question of their proprietorship is shortly to be argued before a Canadian court. They are supposed to form a portion of the captures of the Florida.