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The Illustrated London News, vol. 39, no. 1097, p. 3.

July 6, 1861

The following telegrams were received through Mr. Reuter's office yesterday (Friday):—

The Civil War in America.—New York, June 27.—General Banks has arrested the Marshal of Baltimore on a charge of treason (an immense quantity of ammunition having been found on his premises), and has appointed a provost-marshal for the city. The British ship America, bound to Charleston with contraband of war, has been captured and brought to Philadelphia. The British ship Forfarshire has been captured in the Gulf of Mexico by Federal ships. The Federal Government has recognised the new provisional Government of Virginia.

June 28.—An engagement has taken place at Mathias Point, on the Potomac. The rebels fired on a small party from the gun-boats, killing two men and wounding several others.

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