WASHINGTON, March 29. – Shipping Point was yesterday occupied by our troops. As the steamer Mount Vernon passed that place, they had raised the flag of the Union, and the band was playing the Star Spangled Banner. All the rebels who have been in that vicinity for some time past, had left, with the exception of two or three companies of cavalry.
The King Phillip left here this morning, on a trip to Fortress Monroe, having on board Vice President Hamlin, and other prominent gentlemen, and several ladies.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 4