Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oops

From the Covington Journal of April 13, 1861, came this little nugget:

"New York. The Commercial says that the report that Jeff. Davis had telegraphed to Charleston not to fire on vessels carrying mere supplies to Sumter is confirmed by a dispatch from Charleston to a shipping house here." 
It did have a couple other brief reports that proved to be more accurate regarding the possibility of hostilities, but this one caught my attention.

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