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born and Monticello, and a rebel battery at Sewell's Point north of Elizabeth River, Virginia.--(Doc. 177.) Two schooners with secession troops on board were taken by U. S. steamer Freeborn, in the Potomac, 10 miles below Fort Washington.--N. Y. World, May 21. The rebels at Harper's Ferry, Md., were reinforced from the south. Two thousand troops arrived from Mississippi and two regiments from Alabama.--N. Y. Herald, May 21. A meeting of the New York Bible Society was held, in reference to supplying the Bible to all soldiers, who go to fight for the Federal Government. Wm. Allen Butler presided, and speeches were made by the president, Dr. Tyng, Dr. Hitchcock, and others.--(Doc. 178.) A body of 1,000 Virginians and South Carolinians from Harper's Ferry took a position on the Virginia side of the Potomac, opposite Williamsport, a town about seven miles from Iagerstown, Md. They there were in a situation to command the ferry at that spot.--Philadelphia Press, May 21.
ccess. By this bold manceuvre the Government has obtained possession of a mass of evidence of the greatest importance.--N. Y. Tribune, May 21. The ordinance of secession was passed by the North Carolina State Convention, together with an ordinance ratifying and assenting to the Constitution of the Confederate States.--(Doc. 179.) Abram S. Vosnbrgh, Colonel of the New York Seventy-first Regiment, died in Washington, D. C., of a pulmonary complaint.--N. Y. Express, May 20. Gen. Butler left Washington for Annapolis. The New York Second Regiment left New York for the seat of war.--(Doc. 180.)--N. Y. Tribune, May 21. Gov. Magoffin, of Kentucky, issued a proclamation pretentiously in obedience to public sentiment, by which Kentucky virtually takes a position of neutrality, and in which its citizens are bidden to so conduct themselves that the deplorable calamity of invasion may be averted. --(Doc. 181.) Military maps of Virginia made for Gov. Letcher, from speci
not exceed thirty-six millions. The Secretary of War alone estimates for thirty-five millions, and it is probable that at least one hundred will be needed for disbursement this year. We may, therefore, confidently expect a system of direct taxation in case any inconvenience is experienced in collections of the customs revenue. The tariff will be reduced to an exceedingly low figure, and will expose, by its action, the monstrosities of its colleague, the Morrill tariff. Major-General, Butler and Staff arrived at Fortress Monroe, and were received with the customary military honors. There was a grand Map of Washington, D. C. And environs. review of the troops in the evening, the paradeline, four thousand men, stretching across the parade-ground of the fortress. The spectacle was magnificent, and there was great enthusiasmn among the men. A party of Virginians attempted at night to capture a ferry-boat on the Potorac near Clear Spring, Md. Notice was given the Union men o
May 23. A. H. Stephens arrived at Atlanta, Ga., on his return from Montgomery, and in response to a call of the citizens delivered a strong secession speech.--(Doc. 189.) Gen. Butler at Fortress Monroe. in a general order, announced the following staff: Capt. Grier Tallmadge, Assistant Quarter-master and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Capt. T. Bailey Myers; Acting Assistant Quarter-master, Capt. Peter Hagerty; and Second Lieut., George H. Butler; Major Richard S. Fay, Military Secretary.--N. Y. Commercial, May 31. The Philadelphia Evening Journal of to-day says: We have it from good authority that there are, at this time, about five hundred Indians stationed at Harper's Ferry, with the rebel, or traitor army. If this be the mode of warfare these blood-thirsty, scalping devils are to be brought into the fight, our friends in the South must not consider it all unkind if we accept the proffered services of the ten regiments of free negroes in Canada and the North
trong resolutions in favor of the new levy, and recommending an extra session of the Legislature, to authorize the giving of a State bounty to volunteers, were introduced by George Dawson, chairman of the committee, and unanimously adopted. Speeches were made by Lyman Tremain and others. The Ninth regiment of Vermont volunteers, under the command of Col. George I. Stannard, left Brattleboro this morning at nine o'clock, en route for the seat of war. This was the first regiment recruited under the call of July first, for three hundred thousand additional troops. A large and enthusiastic public meeting was held this day in Union Square, New York, in behalf of the Union and in support of the Government in its efforts to suppress the rebellion. Speeches were made by Mayor Opdyke, General Fremont, General Walbridge, President King, Professor Lieber, Rev. Dr. Vinton, Rev. Dr. Hitchcock, Rev. Dr. Clarke, E. D. Smith, William Allen Butler, and others.--New York Tribune, July 16-17.
ution of the slave-trade, by commanders of United States vessels, and to provide them with suitable instruction, clothing, and shelter, and to employ them at wages, under such regulations as shall be agreed upon, for a period not exceeding five years from the date of their being landed at St. Croix, West-Indies. Many persons in the city of New Orleans, La., and its vicinity, having ordered their slaves to go to the Yankees, thereby causing much annoyance to the National authorities, General Butler ordered that all such declarations would be taken and deemed acts of voluntary emancipation, and slaves sent away by their masters with such declarations, would be regarded and treated as manumitted and emancipated.--Fifty-three men of the Third Michigan cavalry were captured by the rebels near Booneville, Miss. Large and enthusiastic meetings were held in Chicago, Ill., Louisville, Ky., Fishkill, N. Y., and Towanda, Penn., for the purpose of promoting enlistments into the army, und
twenty-four days, during which time he travelled over a thousand miles, captured seventeen towns, destroyed the Government supplies and arms in them, dispersed about fifteen hundred home guards, and paroled nearly twelve hundred regular troops. He lost in killed, wounded, and missing, of the number that he carried into Kentucky, about ninety.--(See Supplement.) The bells contributed to the rebel government, by the churches, planters, and others, to be cast into cannon, and seized by Gen. Butler at New Orleans, were sold at auction in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bishop of Oxford, England, addressed a letter to the archdeacons in his diocese, directing them to instruct their clergy as follows: You are earnestly desired to make your supplications to Almighty God, who is the author of peace and lover of concord, that he will promote peace among our brethren in America, and inspire their hearts with Christian unity and fellowship. John R. Lee, Acting Master of the Unit
A woman named Belle Boyd, who had been acting as a rebel spy and mail-carrier 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 attaving 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. Butler a short time after the city was occupied by the National forces.--Large war meetings were held at Lancaster, Pa., and Pittsfield, Mass. At the latter a bounty of ten thousand two hundred dollars was voted. The Norfolk, Va., Union newspape
were held at Providence, R. I., and Erie, Pa.--Great excitement existed in the Union fleet at Port Royal, S. C., in expectation of the rebel ram Georgia making her appearance among them. An order directing that a draft of three hundred thousand militia be immediately called into the service of the 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 f
August 11. It being a fact that a number of the inhabitants of Baton Rouge, La., who had been allowed by the United States authorities to retain their private arms, were found dead and wounded on the battle-field at that place, General Butler, at New Orleans, ordered, to prevent a repetition of such a breach of trust, that all arms in that city, of whatever description, be delivered to the military authorities.--Gen. Order No. 21. General Grant, commanding Department of West-Tennessey of Missouri State cavalry under the command of Col. Smart, and Capt. Cobb's rebel guerrillas, in which the latter were routed with some loss.--All the property of John Slidell, an officer of the rebel government, was confiscated by order of General Butler, at New Orleans, La. A skirmish took place near Kinderhook, Tenn., between a body of Union troops under the command of Colonel McGowan, and a force of rebel guerrillas under Major Anderson, resulting in the defeat of the latter, who lost
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