June 26, 1861
June 24—Capt. W. J. Overton, of the Louisville Courier, leaves to-night for
Nashville to join the Blackburn Guards for Virginia. He will act as special correspondent of the
first southern mail since the 10th instant arrived to-day.
is instructed to forward letters from the South as unpaid letters to their
Monroe, June 24—Butler spent Sunday morning at Newport News, whence no
important movement is reported.
Parker, of Vermont, a prisoner at Bethel, is exchanged; he reports good
treatment and says that L. W. Clark, of the New York Third Regiment, departed
the night before the Bethel fight and gave the Southerners full information.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]