Progress Towards New Orleans

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Fort Monroe, Apl 25th 10. PM  Recd Apl 26th
Hon Stanton We have receive the Richmond
dispatch of this morning which states
that a Federal gunboat had succeeded
in passing Ft Jackson below New Orleans but
they rebels state they regard it
of little importance as they had
other defenses to be depended on
No other news of interest from
any quarter J G Tucker – – –

The Confederate Government put on a brave face when the Union Navy made it past Fort Jackson in Louisiana, but it was only a matter of time until they reached New Orleans. News of military advances came not only from officers in the field, but from local newspapers as well. As is the case today, sometimes the real story is lurking between the lines on the page.

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