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Fort Pulaski Captured

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loRTHEss MottHOE, April 14. A flugf of truce went iip to Craney Island this P, M., and brought, back two Norfolk papers. They were taken to heudquarters, and alt bon gh contaming lbo important tïiformation of the unconditional siwrender of Fort Puluski, an eflort was made, in aeeorduiice witli the poHoy that prövnils here, to keep even good news jrorn the répreseutalives of tho press. 1 am, however, ablo to giveyou the aubsiftnce oí the gloriuoe news, as.pubüshed in the Savannah R: publican. The lltpublicdn eaV8 Milistantiullv that it leanis wilh deep regret, that ufier a gallant cU'foii!o aginöt guns inostly superior, Fort Pülaski B&Trendered at 2 P. M. yesterday, (lltli ) Corporal Law, of ttre ' Pubmki Guarda, who did not leave FortThnn derbolt Dn til after the flag was h au led down, brings the intelliyüine oï the successful ovent. The surrender was unoonditional - Sevèn large breadles were made in tho south wall by the Federal batterv of eight Parrot guns. At Kiiig's Landing all the barbette guns in that mij were d'ismounted, and ftiso tb rei oí' the casomate guns, leaving bnt cno gun béarJOg on that point. A clear breauh na made in fhé magazine. The balls were made conieal, and were propelled with s.iuh íórtíe that they wont clean through the walls at nearly evory firo. Col. Olmstud, who was in conimand, telegraplied tho provious evening that no o na üouid stand opon the ramparta for a Riiiffle inoü.ciit, and that over one thoufcand large shells had explodod within the fort. The Rcpuhlican published the abovo as a poatsonpl to a part of its edition, and miikes no communis, nor gives any particular! as to the nutnbor oí men and oÖicuPB in the fort ut the time-of the surronder. It says, however, none of its dofundui'8 wero kilied, and but four woundud.


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