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e National army with a regiment of infantry, two companies of cavalry, and one of artillery, took possession of St. Joseph's, Missouri. The Second regiment of Delaware Militia, left Wilmington for Cambridge, Maryland.--Baltimore American, September 16. A fight took place at Booneville, Mo., this morning between a party of rebels under Colonel Brown and the Home Guards under Captain Eppstein, which terminated in the victory of the latter. The Home Guards held their intrenchments agains but a couple of shells from Sawyer's gun on shore caused her to retire. One of the shells exploded three-fourths of a mile beyond the steamer. About four o'clock a party sent out to cut fuel encountered two hundred Confederate Cavalry and an equal number of Infantry about three miles from Newport News. The teamsters left their wagons and galloped to give the alarm, but no further demonstration was made, and the wagons were afterward brought into camp.--National Intelligencer, September 16.
ve the city, and now holds a subordinate position in the Treasury Department of the so-called Confederate Government at Richmond. His treason has availed him but little. Considerable excitement was created at Kansas City, Mo., to-day, by the appearance of rebel scouts. A company of twenty mounted men was sent over from Kansas City in the morning, who discovered a rebel camp of from two hundred to three hundred men, some six miles distant from the Missouri River. An additional force was detailed in the afternoon, who killed seven of the rebels and took six prisoners, with the same number of horses, and destroyed their barracks. Only one of the Union men was wounded.--N. Y. Herald, September 21. A detachment of Col. Young's Cavalry, under Captain White, arrested three spies, today, near Port Tobacco, Maryland, and brought them to Washington, D. C. On their persons was found topographic and other information designed for transmission to the enemy.--N. Y. Times, September 16.
September 16. An expedition from Hatteras Inlet, under the command of Lieutenants Maxwell and Eastman, of the steamer Pawnee, visited Ocracoke Inlet and destroyed Fort Oregon, a fine fortification at that place. The expedition was entirely successful.--(Doc. 51.) The gunboat Conestoga captured the steamers V. R. Stephenson and Gazelle, on the Cumberland River, Ky. The Stephenson had fifty tons of iron aboard. The Gazelle was without a cargo.--Louisville Journal, September 19. Ship Island, near the mouth of the Mississippi River, was evacuated by the rebels and immediately taken possession of by the National forces.--(Doc. 52.) Major French, the commanding officer at Key West, published the following important order; its promulgation caused a vast amount of commotion among the secessionists: Headquarters U. S. Troops, Key West, Florida, September 16, 1861. I. Within ten days from this late all male citizens of the Island of Key West who have taken the oa
September 16. Major-Gen. O. M. Mitchel arrived at Port Royal, S. C., and assumed command of the department.--A grand Union demonstration took place at Jefferson City, La.--Paynesville, Stearns County, Minn., was attacked by a party of Indians, who retired after burning one house and committing other depredations.--St. Paul's Pioneer, September 20.
September 16. The rebel steamer Lizzie Davis, from Havana, for Mobile, Ala., was captured in latitude 25° 58′ north, longitude 85° 11′ west, by the National flag-ship San Jacinto.--the rebel forces made an attempt to recross the Rapid Ann River, but were foiled by the National artillery and cavalry. They advanced in three columns, with artillery, toward the river, but being opposed by the Union troops on the north side, soon fell back.--A spirited skirmish took place at White Plains, Va., in which the rebels were dispersed in dis