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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 7 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 6, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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s. 50 and 95.) This morning the rebels opened fire from one of their pieces, situated on a hill at the left of the road that approaches Mechanicsville, Va., from Chickahominy Bridge, directing it toward the Fifth Vermont regiment, which had been sent out to do picket-duty. The regiment advanced into an open field, thereby exposing themselves to the rebels, but retired into the woods before any casualties had occurred, after a few rounds of shell had been dropped among them. Judge James H. Birch, candidate for Governor of Missouri, was arrested at Rolla, in that State, by order of Col. Boyd, for uttering disloyal sentiments, while making a speech, which was evidently designed to procure secession votes. The English iron steamer Cambria arrived at Philadelphia, Pa., having been captured by the United States gunboat Huron, after a chase of five hours, off Charleston, S. C. She hails from Carlisle, and sailed from Liverpool for Nassau, and thence for Charleston. Her cargo
n view of all the nations, that its days are numbered. For these reasons the Governor rejoices in the late message of President Lincoln, and in the abolishing of slavery in the District of Columbia, and its prohibition in the territories. But he affirms the principle that each State submitting to the provisions of the Constitution should control its own local institutions; but such submission should be regarded as a pre-requisite to the employment of the benefits of that instrument Judge Birch, who was arrested at Rolla, Mo., for expressing disloyal sentiments, was released from arrest and paroled, with the understanding that he was to report himself whenever required.--James Trabue, one of the principal dry-goods merchants of Louisville, Ky., was arrested to-day by the military authorities at that place. He refused to take the oath of allegiance.--Two companies of the Pennsylvania Round-head regiment, on James Island, S. C., were cut off by the rebels, but after a sharp fight
to Richmond, from points within the lines of the Union army of the Potomac, was captured near Warrenton, Va., and sent to the old Capitol prison at Washington.--Gen. Butler transmitted to the Secretary of War copies of a correspondence between himself and Gen. Phelps, in relation to the military employment of the negroes of Louisiana. This morning at daylight a band of one hundred and twenty-five rebels attacked seventy-five National troops at Ozark, Mo. The commander of the troops, Capt. Birch, having been apprised of the meditated attack, abandoned his camp and withdrew into the brush. Soon afterward the rebel commander called on him to surrender, but received a volley of musket-balls for a reply. Upon this the rebels fled, leaving most of their arms, their muster-rolls, and correspondence.--(Doc. 167.) The bark Harriet Ralli, the first French vessel captured since the commencement of the rebellion, arrived at New York, from New Orleans, where she was seized by Gen. But
e United States, to serve for nine months, unless sooner discharged, was this day issued from the War Department.--(Doc. 170.) In order to provide for the suffering poor of New Orleans, Gen. Butler issued an order assessing the secessionists of that city, who subscribed to the rebel defence fund, and the cotton brokers who counselled the planters not to bring their staple to market. The amount assessed was three hundred and forty-one thousand nine hundred and sixteen dollars. The Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, which subscribed three hundred and six thousand four hundred dollars to the defence fund, was assessed seventy-six thousand six hundred dollars.--General Order No. 55. A fight took place on the White River, Mo., forty miles from Forsyth, between Col. Lawther and his band of rebels and a party of National troops, under the command of Capt. Birch, of the Fourteenth Missouri State troops, resulting in the defeat of the rebels, with a loss of three killed and seven wounded.
tes died at Penningtonville Pa., on the 25th ult. He was formerly city missionary in Baltimore. M'me Marietta Grisi, mother of M'mes Carlotta and Ernasta Grisi, has just died, at a very advanced age, at the Villa Grisi, near Geneva. James H. Birch, the defeated candidate for Congress from the 6th district of Missouri, announces that he will contest the election of his opponent. Birch is an Anti Emancipationist. The Nationalites, of Turin, announces the arrival in that city of M. Birch is an Anti Emancipationist. The Nationalites, of Turin, announces the arrival in that city of M. M. Klapi, Kossuth, and Teleki, who, it adds, are preparing to start for Greece with a large number of Hungarians. Gen. Scott's letter to Lincoln, about "wayward sisters, depart in peace," has produced a sensation in England. Some of the papers call Gen. S. the Wellington of the United States. Madame Geffard, wife of the President of the Republic of Hayti, who is now in Paris, has presented, the Society of the Prince Imperial (a charitable association) with a donation of one thousand