Mobile Advertiser & Register
June 9, 1861
Letter from Pensacola.
[From Our Own Correspondent.]
PENSACOLA, FRIDAY NIGHT,
weather, for some days, has been excessively warm, but as yet, has had no
effect on the general health of the troops here or below. The Medical Department at this place is in
charge of Dr. Hargis, long a citizen of Pensacola,
assisted by Dr. Flewellen, of the 5th Georgia
Regiment.—Dr. Hargis, I believe, holds a Commission in the Confederate service.
Pensacola Guards left for the Navy Yard this morning on the steamer Time. They are attached to the Florida regiment. Their officers are, Alex. H. Bright, Captain;
W. McB. Jordan, 1st Lieutenant;
Dan. Williams, 2d Lieutenant; Robt. S. Abercrombie, 3d Lieutenant.
mail this morning. We have heard the
long threatened blockade has become a reality.
Well, there is one way to get rid of the rascals—drive off their ships.
Wood, of the Confederate army, and aid to Gen. Bragg, was in the city today. He, too, belonged to the old army.
Federal steamer spoken of in yesterday’s letter, is now lying close under Fort Pickens,
discharging her freight of guns, provisions, &c.—She is probably the
steamer South Carolina.
Johnson and Mr. Killduff, of Mobile,
arrived last night. The former
gentleman, I believe, is Lieutenant in the reserve corps of the State
Artillery. They had at the Continental
camp, a jolly good time over his arrival.
I have just parted company with my friend Walter Tuggle. He reports the boys all well, and anxious for
“something to turn up.”