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ut. G. was shot dead while working one of his guns. He had three 12-pound howitzers. He is said to have relations in Baltimore, and was highly esteemed by his fellow-officers. The force of the Confederates in the conflict is variously estimated at from eight hundred to twenty-five hundred, and was said to be an advance body from the forces at Yorktown. The Federal officers who particularly distinguished themselves for bravery were Col. Duryea, Lieut. Col. Warren, Col. Townsend, Maj. Davis, Lieut. Greble and Capt. Kilpatrick--all of whom, except Townsend and Greble, are attached to the Zouave Regiment, which went through the battle with remarkable bravery Captain Fitzpatrick was among the wounded. The belief here is that the Confederate forces were under the command of Col. Magruder, and their guns did fearful execution. The battery was evidently hastily constructed, and two of its guns were removed to more favorable positions while the battle was going on, so that the
Sharpe's Carbines. --The Southern Federal Union says that while the President had a large cavalry force in Virginia, it is understood he is somewhat deficient in the arms proper for that service. Gov. Brown, of Georgia, was informed of this fact, and promptly offered to loan President Davis five hundred new Sharpe's Carbines, in first rate order, with a full supply of cartridges. The President at once accepted the offer, and the Carbines have been shipped to him at Richmond.
Competent workmen are now employed in fitting up one of the substantial brick tobacco factories in Jefferson Ward as a depot for the reception of prisoners of war. State and national affairs cannot at all times be judiciously mingled. It seems, however, that it might be done with the consent of His Excellency President Davis, to the extent of employing the prisoners in some useful and laborious occupation, such as digging fortifications, cleaning up the streets, &c., like our municipal Chain-Gang.
, whether on a throne or in private life, that they look on those who disagree with them as questioning their veracity or insulting their character. So with the Americans. It seems to us, from all we can hear and read, that they really and truly believe that England is committing a most hostile act by refusing to treat the Southern privateers as pirated, and that the English press takes an unwarrantable liberty when it discusses the possibility of an ultimate disruption, or even speak of Mr. Davis as "President of the Confederate States." It has been represented that the violence and captiousness of American diplomacy during the last 20 years have been the work of Southern politicians; but whoever planted or watered the bad seed, it has certainly grown up to full luxuriance in the North; for the opinions expressed on every side, and reported to be held by the Cabinet at Washington, are as unjustifiable as any ever advanced in the palmy days of the Union. The Americans, accustomed t
son of Gen. Ruggles, of the rebel army, was arrested in this city a few hours after landing from the California steamer. His arrest was effected by detectives Eustace and Parley, by order of the Superintendent of Police, who had received a dispatch from Secretary Seward ordering it. Papers found in his possession contain details of the future movements of a portion of the rebel army organizing in California; also the plans of the rebels for seizing the California steamers, with their golden treasure. A map of the rebel States and some other papers were also, found in his possession. The Superintendent of Police on Saturday received another dispatch from Mr. Seward to hold the youth until further orders. Young Ruggles is about seventeen years of age, and left the home of his father in Montgomery under instructions from Jeff Davis. He proceeded to Havana, and then up to Aspinwall, where his conduct excited the suspicion of the American Consul, who notified the Federal Government.
Significant. --The visit of Hon. Henry May, of Baltimore, to Richmond, is regarded as significant of "something behind the curtain" by the knowing ones. Mr. May occupies the position of Representative in the "United States Congress" of the city of Baltimore, having handsomely beaten, at the recent election, that arch-traitor, demagogue and unconditional Submissionist, Henry Winter Davis.--Whatever his visit may signify, we know not; but Mr. May is a high-toned gentlemen, a man of Southern birth, feeling and action, and therefore cannot be otherwise than welcome in Richmond.
Military appointment. --Col. Grafton D. Spurrier, late of Baltimore, has been appointed by His Excellency President Davis as Quartermaster in the Confederate Southern Army, and has been assigned by General Joseph E. Johnson to the 4th Brigade, composed of the 10th and 13th Virginia, 3d Tennessee and 1st Maryland Regiments, now stationed at Winchester.
he object of it is to crush those with whom we are as much in relation as with themselves. "In the meantime the Confederate States, it is evident, are not sleeping. Everything betokens that the conflict which is to decide the fate of Virginia will be fierce if not prolonged. Indeed, it is impossible to imagine that the Secessionists would have carried matters with so high a hand if they had not been able to bring a large force into the field. Our New York correspondent says that President Davis has probably under him not less than from 50,000 to 60,000 men, and that he is thought to be desirous of outnumbering Gen. Scott and gaining the prestige of an early victory. But it is plain that such estimates cannot be depended upon. Indeed, the very ignorance of the Northerners respecting the Confederate army shows that the military affairs of the South are being vigorously and skillfully handled." France The recognition of the kingdom of Italy by France is an accomplish
d session) Richmond, July 20, 1861. Congress met in the Hall of the House of Delegates at the Capitol, at 12 o'clock M. Hon. Howell Cobb, in the Chair, called the Assembly to order. The Rev. Dr. S. K. Talmadge, of Georgia, then offered up an affecting prayer. By direction of the President, the roll of the Confederate States was called alphabetically, and the following named members were ascertained to be present: From Alabama.--R. H. Smith, J. L. M. Curry, Nich. P. Davis and H. C. Jones. From Arkansas.--Robert W. Johnson, H. F. Thomasson, A. H. Garland and W. W. Watkins. From Florida.--None. From Georgia.--Robert Toombs, Howell Cobb, Eugenius A. Nisbet, Benjamin H. Hill, A. R. Wright and Augustus H. Kenan. From Louisiana--John Perkins, Jr., A. DeClout, Charles M. Conrad, D. S. Kenner and Henry Marshall. From Mississippi.--Wiley P. Harris, Walker Brook and J. T. Harrison. From South Carolina.--L. M. Keitt, C. G. Memminger and W.
Gone away. --Five companies of volunteers, including two rifle corps and the Vicksburg Southrons, left the city on yesterday via Central railroad for the interior. We heard also, that his Excellency President Davis, that started for a brief period to the same destination. Doubtless his presence will cause additional liveliness to be imparted to the motions of certain parties now located on one of our main thoroughfares.
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