1863 June 6: The News of the Week is Unimportant!
The following smaller items are from The Polk County Press of June 6, 1863.
The news of the week is unimportant. The telegraph tells so many lies that it is useless to print the dispatches. Vicksburg is still closely besieged, and Gen. GRANT [Ulysses S. Grant] thinks himself able to take it. The President has revoked the order of Gen. BURNSIDE [Ambrose E. Burnside], which suppressed the Chicago Times. GRANT is said to be using 150 guns to the best ad vantage on Vicksburg. Taken all together, the news this week is of an encouraging character, though not very reliable.
— Companies E and G of the 30th regiment have been sent to Bayfield, on Lake Superior to look after the Indians.
— A letter from Sergt. E. H. Hoover,¹ written at Murfressboro, and dated May 21st, states that the boys who went in the 1st Wisconsin, from this county, were all well as usual.
Items from the Valley Papers.
— Col. DILL [Daniel J. Dill] returned home from last Thursday evening, to remain for a few days. We are glad to learn that his health is rapidly improving.—Prescott Journal.
— J. S. ELWELL, Esq., formely [sic] a worthy young man and the respectable editor of the Hudson North Star, but latterly, we believe, a teacher in the mission school for contrabands at Port Royal, returned a few days since.—Ib.
— CHAS. E. YOUNG, formely [sic] of the Prescott Transcript, has been in town for a few days. Charley is living in Chicago, which town he says beats both Prescott and the County Seat [Ellsworth].—Ib.
1. Elias H. Hoover, from Saint Croix Falls, enlisted August 30,1861, in the the Saint Croix Rifles, which became Company F of the 1st Wisconsin Infantry.