June 26, 1861
LOUISVILLE, 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 courier.
The first southern mail since the 10th instant arrived to-day.
Speed is instructed to forward letters from the South as unpaid letters to their destination.
Fort Monroe, June 24—Butler spent Sunday morning at Newport News, whence no important movement is reported.
Private 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]