The Union prisoners learned of the capture of Mobile on August 9th, just the next day after the event occurred. This shows that Foote and his comrades were receiving timely and reliable news inside the city jail, most likely from the Charleston Mercury newspaper. Union forces began a siege of Mobile Bay on August 2nd resulting in its fall on the 8th.
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The Civil War Gazette allows the first-hand participants - both common soldier and civilian - to tell the story of their experience of the Civil War from their perspective; through letters, diaries, newspapers articles, and other authentic first-hand accounts.
Many items posted to The Civil War Gazette often corresponds to the exact day the item was originally written during the Civil War. Think of The Civil War Gazette as the daily newspaper for all-things Civil War with accounts from those who experienced this great war as participants.
What can one find on the CWG?