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n place. The firing over, a whole regiment of nearly a thousand men, detailed for the day, sprang to their shovels and wheelbarrows, and the work of completing the breastworks went gaily on. The levee itself forms an excellent breastwork, behind which, now that Bird's Point is fortified, the soldiers would be perfectly protected, and with Sharp's rifles they could mow down whole regiments, if the steamers that bore them escaped the artillery and effected a landing.--National Intelligencer, June 13. Jefferson Davis was serenaded at Richmond, and addressed the assembled crowd. To a person who wanted to hear something about Buena Vista, he said that they would make the battle-field of Virginia another Buena Vista, and drench it with blood more precious than that which flowed there. Gov. Wise also addressed the crowd, and told them to arm with any thing they could get, and to take a lesson from John Brown.--(Doc. 222.) There is published an order of the Postmaster General of
isest plans of the Government may be thwarted by an untimely or otherwise injudicious exposure. A directly opposite policy appears to prevail at the North. Not only is every movement of the Federal troops heralded abroad with lightning speed for the sensation press, but it would seem as if the news-gatherers have access to the records of the Departments, so as to enable them to proclaim in advance every plan and purpose of the Government, whether great or small.--National Intelligencer, June 13. Noah L. Farnham, late Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment of Fire Zouaves of New York, was appointed Colonel of that Regiment, in place of the late Colonel Ellsworth.--N. Y. World, June 5. Judge Taney's written opinion in the habeas corpus case of Merriman, was published in the Washington National Intelligencer of this date. It is simply a protest against the suspension of the writ by the President of the United States. The Judge argues that Congress alone has the legal authorit
nt on board the schooner William Sampson, lying at the shore, about five miles above Acquia Creek, and burnt her also, completely destroying her. The owner and his plantation hands stood on shore at the time, but thought it prudent to say nothing. Neither of the vessels were loaded, and were in a very bad condition through want of repairs, and as it was well-known that they had been carrying provisions, &c., over to the Virginians, their fate was very soon decided.--National Intelligencer, June 13. Major-General Banks was detailed to the command of the Department of Annapolis, and established his Headquarters at Baltimore, Md.--N. Y. Herald, June 10. Three battalions of the District of Columbia Volunteers passed through Georgetown, D. O., and at about the same time the Second Connecticut, First New Hampshire, and New York Ninth Regiments broke camp and proceeded by the Rock Creek Road. The two forces were to unite at Tenlytown, three miles above Georgetown. Their destina
ens.--(Doc. 247) A man was discovered in an attempt to poison some of the soldiers of the Second Michigan Regiment at Washington by offering them water to drink, in which strychnine was deposited. He was immediately arrested.--N. Y. World, June 13. The state-room of William Trappman, a passenger on board the steamer America, which left Boston for Liverpool to-day, was visited and searched on the suspicion that he was a bearer of despatches from the Confederate Government. He producean objectionable character was found in his possession, and he was released. Subsequently a despatch was received from the War Department authorizing his arrest on the charge of treason, but the steamer had in the meantime sailed.--Boston Post, June 13. The Western Virginia Convention met yesterday at Wheeling, and after effecting a temporary organization adjourned till ten o'clock this morning. About forty counties were represented on the basis of their representation in the Legislature
June 13. By proclamation of Jefferson Davis, this day was observed as a fast-day throughout the States in rebellion against the U. S. Government.--N. Y. Times, June 2. The United Turner Rifles, Twentieth Regiment N. Y. S. V., Colonel Max Weber, left New York for Fortress Monroe and the army of Southeastern Virginia. In their march through the city they were drawn up in front of the City Hall, where a flag was presented to them by Samuel B. Ruggles, in behalf of Mrs. Charles E. Stroverett.--Washington Star, June 12. The Third Michigan Regiment, numbering 1,040 men, left Grand Rapids this morning for the seat of war. They are a fine body of men fully armed, equipped, and ready for service.--N. Y. Commercial Advertiser, June 13. The Sixth Regiment N. Y. S. V., Colonel William Wilson's Zouaves, left New York for Fort Pickens. Previous to its departure the regiment was presented with a set of colors by the ladies of the Relief Committee.--(Doc. 249.) A portion
June 13. This day a force of about three hundred rebel troops left Fort Chapman, and proceeded to Hutchinson Island, S. C., where they killed and wounded a number of negroes, and burned a chapel and dwelling-house. On the approach of the boats of the United States ship Dale, lying in St. Helena Sound, the rebels retreated. About seventy negroes were taken on board the Dale, including several of the wounded.--(Doc. 69.) Colonel James R. Slack, commanding at Memphis, Tenn., issued the following order: Hereafter the dealing in and passage of currency known as confederate scrip or confederate notes is positively prohibited, and the use thereof as a circulating medium regarded as an insult to the Government of the United States, and an imposition upon the ignorant and deluded. All persons offending against the provisions of this order will be promptly arrested and severely punished by the military authorities. The Bank of Louisiana, at New Orleans, being ordered by
June 13. The battle of Winchester, Va., between the National forces under General R. H. Milroy, and the rebel General Ewell, ended this day.--(Doc. 11.) Captain Hare, of the Mounted Provost-Guard, attacked Hine's guerrillas at Wilson's Creek, near Boston, Ky., killing four and capturing five prisoners and twenty-five horses, and a lot of rifles and equipments. The rebels fled. There was no loss on the National side.--the army of the Potomac commenced its march for the relief of Maryland and Pennsylvania, these States being threatened by a large body of rebels under General Lee.--the negroes of Pennsylvania were called upon by Governor Curtin to furnish troops for the defence of the Government.--A party of rebel cavalry intercepted the cars at Elizabethtown, Ky., capturing sixty horses and committing other depredations.--the town of Eunice,----, was destroyed by the National gunboat Marmora.--the bark Good Hope, in lat. 22° 49′ south, long. 42° 09′ west, was captured and<
nce.--(Doc. 69.) At nine o'clock this morning, on the return of the gunboat Lackawanna toward Mobile, in company with the steamer Neptune, captured yesterday, the black smoke of a steamer was seen ahead, for which the ship, as well as the Neptune, gave chase. She was not brought to until a shot struck her, which did no injury, however, and she was captured after having been chased twenty-six miles. She was the rebel steamer Planter, of Mobile, of three hundred and thirteen tons, and left Mobile Bay on the night of June thirteenth for Havana, with a cargo of six hundred and twenty-five bales of cotton and one hundred and twenty-four barrels of rosin. During the chase between sixty and eighty bales of cotton were thrown overboard and several barrels of rosin burned.--Captain Marchand's Report. Governor David Tod, of Ohio, in accordance with the proclamation of President Lincoln, issued an order calling out thirty thousand volunteers for the defence of the border.--(Doc. 70.)