Monday, April 22, 2013

Wednesday, April 22, 1863

A rainy day.  National salute fired at Parkersburg this afternoon in consequence of the President’s Proclamation of the New State of West Virginia.  Parkersburg hopes to be the Capital.  A dispatch states that seven of our gun boats and three transports ran by the rebel batteries at Vicksburg & recaptured the “Queen of the West” and took 90 prisoners.

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