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1863 April 18: More Smaller News Items from the Polk County Press

April 22, 2013

A continuation of the smaller articles from April 18, 1863, this batch from The Polk County Press.

From The Polk County Press:

— We present our readers with an appology [sic] of a paper this week.  We have been so busy moving into our new office that it was impossible to get out our regular publication.  Hereafter we may be found in the building formerly occupied by Mr. GEIDLEY as a store.

— The news of the week is rather mixed.  We might fill ten sheets as this with rumors, and none of it be reliable.  It is certain however that our gunboats have attacked Charleston and been repulsed with considerable loss of Material.  We also lost one iron clad, the Keokuk.  Our loss in killed and wounded was 13.  The papers claim that the attack has not been abandoned and are still confident of success.

— The rebel army in Tennessee consists of one hundred and ninety regiments of infantry, and seventy-five regiments of cavalry, the latter under Gen. Wheeler [Joseph Wheeler], Van Dorn [Earl Van Dorn] being second in command.

— The recent town and city elections in Ohio, Kansas, and Missouri, indicate that they have all gone the Union ticket by increased majorities.  St. Louis has elected a regular emancipation Mayor by 2,200 majority.

— Dr. Le Boutillier,¹ Surgeon of the 9th Minnesota Regiment, formely [sic] 2d Surgeon of the veteran First [Minnesota Infantry], died at St. Peter [Minnesota], on the 3d inst., of congestion of the lungs.

THE JUDICIAL ELECTION — THE RESULT IN POLK COUNTY.—The following are the returns as canvassed by the Board :

Town of Sterling, 0 12
   ”      ” St. Croix 18 30
   ”      ” Alden, 0 13
   ”      ” Lincoln, 0 10
   ”      ” Farmington, 27 27
   ”      ” Osceola, 24 33
78 125
Majority for DIXON, 47

1.  Charles W. Le Boutillier (1837-1863) settled in Minnesota in 1854, and he was considered to be a skilled physician.  He served as the assistant surgeon in the 1st Minnesota Infantry.  In Oct 1862, he was appointed surgeon of the 9th Minnesota Infantry, which served in Minnesota during the U.S.-Dakota War. Le Boutilier died of consumption on April 3, 1863.

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