NP, MT 5/1/1861

From the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph
May 1, 1861
Affairs in Pensacola
   There are now about eight thousand men at Pensacola. From a gentleman arrived from that point, I learn Fort Pickens has been reinforced with a Company of Flying Artillery, which have been seen on Santa Rosa Island, where the United States are throwing up batteries rapidly. Three carloads of mortars went down yesterday. The railroad {the Alabama & Florida (of Alabama) RR} will be completed, Col. Pollard informs me, two weeks from last Thursday. It will somewhat depend upon the action of those who hold Fort Pickens, the particular time at which Gen. Bragg will proceed to bombard it. We may hear of his attack upon it at any moment.
Montgomery, 20th.