Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thursday, April 24th, 1862

To day I am engaged in the war tax collectors office and in getting up all the correspondence of the same. Business about played out. The boys are still jogging along at the fence but very slowly, being called off pretty much every day and only working on it at odd times, but they will finish it some time I have not a doubt. weather changeable & warm.

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  1. 24 April 1862. Farragut's fleet is able to slip past the Confederate forts on the Mississippi despite valiant attempts on the part of Southern forces to prevent this. The Union force makes its way up-river towards New Orleans. Encountering further Confederate resistance in the form of a ram, Manassas, Federals counter with their own fire, ultimately losing only the ship Varuna and 36 men. The Confederates lose 8 ships and 61 men.

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