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Record Of The Siege Of Island No. 10

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The siego of Island Number Ten being one ol the most memorable, ae it is otie of the most important events of tho war, we have preparod the following brief uhronicle of the occurrence of oaoh day from tho beginning of the bonibard ment up to the timo of the capture of the rebol stronghold Match 15. Commodore Foote, with severa] gunboats and part of the mortar rleel, lef't Hickmao lor Island Ko. 10. 16. Bombardment comnienced. 17. liifled gun on board the 8t. Louis, exploded, killing and wounding foQrteen men. 18. Gen. Pope repulsed tho gunboat fleet nt New Madrid. A rebel transport, loaded with cannon, reported sunk by ihe firo from the fleet. 19. Commodore Foote reports tho sland harder to eonquor than Colunibug. Firing continued night and day. 20. Cannonading eontinued all davAl the gune butone in the upper battery reported dismounted. Hollins' ram sent from Momphis. 21. Firing continue'! at intervals. 2ii. Bat littlo firing from tlio gunbouts, to which the rebel batteries mado no roply. 23. Mortars firod with considerable regularitv all day ; rosult Hot aeoer;ained. 24. Firing continued at intorvals ; obel batteries replied but seldon. 25. Affaire uncannged, 20. Main works of the enemy rejorted overliowcd. Operations slackened. 27. Firing continued at intervals only. Residente capturad roport llio rebels il f teco thousand tstrong. 28. Heavy firing fmrn the floet. - Upper battery reported silenced ; enemy lost sixty killed and twenty-fivo wounded. Kebels coDstructing nevv batteries. 29. Firing very heavy. 30. Heavy bombardmont, to which tho rebels make uo reply. 31. Samo oondition of aöairs. April 1. An expedition from the fleet proceeded to the upper rebel fort and spiked sis guns. 2. Oper.ations not reported, 3. Rebel heavy iloating battery detnched fiom shore nnd drifted down tho strearn, Gunboat Carondelet rap tho blockade. 4. Firing active, and good execution to the rebel works repertcd. 5. Transports and barges arrived at New Madrid. Heavy linng all day. C. Gen. Pope succeeds in landing Gen, 'Paino'a división on the Tennessee ihore. The whole army to be moved ver, Gunboat Pittsburg ran tho blockade. 7. Surrender of Island No. 10.


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