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sent to Nashville. The engineers fortified Franklin, but Schofield, with two corps of Thomas' army, was not strong enough to hold it. At Nashville the skill of the engineers, under Captain (afterward General) Morton and Captain Merrill, had enabled General Thomas to take his stand and hold on until he was ready to move against Hood. A tripod for surveying the battlefield: map-making from pulpit rock, Lookout Mountain The tripod signal in the background was erected by Captains Dorr and Donn, of the United States Coast Survey, in the triangular survey of the triple battlefield for making the official maps. In the West, the operations of the Federal engineers shed luster on their corps. Seventeen field and subaltern officers served constantly in the Western Federal armies; and though they had no regular engineer troops under them, the volunteers who received training from these officers proved their worth. The army under Sherman had with it nine able engineers under Captain O.
arters in Louisiana avenue, Mr. Christoper C. Grammer was heard to exprees himself in a violent manner with reference to the soldiers. It being alleged that he had spoken treasonably, he was at once arrested and taken to the Colonel's quarters. There was considerable excitement among the men at what Grammer had said, and not a few expressed themselves in favor of hanging him on the spot. To avoid difficulty Grammer was taken to jail. He was examined yesterday afternoon at the jail, by justice Donn, who afterward transmitted a copy of the testimony to Col. Mansfield. From other sources, generally Northern, we gather the following: A man known as Thomas Ryan was arrested early on Saturday morning last, about three miles from Georgetown College, by the Federal troops under Col. Nugent, on suspicion of being a spy. He is from New York, and when arrested was armed. The Washington Republican says he was taken to the guard-house at the College and heavily ironed. On Saturday
e two others our informant did not know. There were not more than one hundred secession troops at Fairfax Court-House. More Arrests in Washington. The Star states that yesterday a squad of men of company A, Union Regiment, arrested Mr. F. Markoe, late a fourth class clerk in the State Department, on a charge of having said in a conversation with J. C. Wright, in Georgetown, that he was in communication with the Southern Commissioners in Europe. Mr. M., at his examination before Justice Donn, explained what he said to the witness. He is an intimate acquaintance of A. Dudley Mann, one of the South Carolina Commissioners to Europe, and received, a few days before this conversation, a letter from him, in which he stated positively that England and France would recognize the Southern Confederacy. In the conversation, Wright expressed the opinion that the European powers would not recognize the Southern Confederacy; the prisoner expressed a different opinion, and referred to thi
move on Manassas Junction. the arrests. Francis Markoe, one of those lately arrested on a charge of treason, has been released on giving $3,000 bail. A. E. Addison has been released on taking oath of allegiance, and giving bond for his loyal conduct. James Fletcher, charged with being a disunionist, has been remanded until Gen. Mansfield determines his case. Lewis C. Robinson was arrested by a guard from Capt. Kelley's company of the D. C. Volunteers, and a hearing before Justice Donn and Capt. Starr. He was dismissed upon taking the oath of allegiance. Affairs af Harper's Ferry. The Louisville Courier has a letter dated Harper's Ferry, May 25, from which we extract the following: Gen. Johnston assumed command yesterday, and immediately set to work reconnoitering the surrounding country. That General J. intends to hold this place may be inferred from the fact that he has brought his family with him. His accomplished wife is the daughter of the late Ho
nts and all sorts of army equipments was shipped, and everything looked decidedly warlike. Prisoners at Washington. W. D. Hatton, of Prince George's county, Maryland, who has been in jail for several days past, has been dismissed by Gen. Mansfield's order, he having voluntarily taken the oath of allegiance. On Tuesday, Lieut. C. H. Shepperd Provost Marshal of Alexandria, sent to Washington four prisoners, who were committed to jail to await the orders of General Mansfield by Justice Donn. Two or them, Captain G. W. Fleming and S. S. Green, were arrested on the 8th June, and W. T. Walker and co McMill were arrested on the 16th inst.; in addition to being held as prisoners of are also charged with firing into the cars. The compromise — the meeting of Congress A Washington dispatch to the Philadelphia Inquirer says: There is a sentiment pervading here among Northern visitors which tends strongly towards a compromise. But all is vague. Still it is the feeli
Furbish and others, of the 1st Maine regiment, and Mr. F. A. Patterson, of the Treasury Department, upon the order of Gen. Mansfield, and committed to jail by Justice Donn. The cause of arrest was the fact that letters implicating him in the riot at Baltimore when the mob attacked the Massachusetts regiment on its way to Washingbut as there is no such officer in the Massachusetts regiment, and Emmerson is a native of Alexandria, it was thought proper to arrest him. He was committed by Justice Donn. Yesterday Justice Donn, by order of Gen. Mansfield, administered the oath of allegiance to J. F. Robinson, of Botetourt county, Va., who was taken in armJustice Donn, by order of Gen. Mansfield, administered the oath of allegiance to J. F. Robinson, of Botetourt county, Va., who was taken in arms some days ago by the troops in Virginia, and sent to the jail in this city. John C. Garrett, arrested with Robinson, is still in prison. From old Point. The steamer Adelaide, Capt. Cannon, arrived yesterday morning from Old Point Comfort, but brought no news of special interest. General Butler was withdrawing his troo
The arrest of Mr. Wm. Brent. --The imprisonment of Mr. Wm. Brent, of Richmond, in the city of Washington, is confirmed by the statement of a gentleman who arrived here yesterday. The following narration is compiled from the Washington Star: On Saturday, Justice Donn examined the evidence in the case of Messrs. Brent, of Richmond, Va., and H. T. Scott, of Bladensburg, Md., who were arrested on the 29th ult., at a house near the latter town, by Capt. Van Vorhees, company I, and Lieut. Van Buskirk, company E, Second New Jersey Regiment.--The Star says the evidence against Mr. Brent is principally letters found in his possession, some of which were taken from a sleeve of a shirt in his valise-- others concealed in an umbrella he had with him. Many were of a business character — others were letters of introduction to various persons in Baltimore and elsewhere. Among the latter was one which was considered to bear against the prisoner, being an open letter, and the bearer presu
Release of Mr. Wm. Brent, of Richmond. The arrest and imprisonment in Washington City, of Mr. Wm. Brent, of Richmond, has already been published in this paper. The Washington Star contains the following in relation to his release: Yesterday Mr. Wm. Brent, of Richmond, Va., who has been in the county jail for some days, having been arrested as a spy at Bladensburg, Md., in company with Mr. H. T. Scott, was released from custody by Justice Donn. The order for his release was brought by Mr. J. M. Carlisle, who explained to the justice the way in which it was obtained. Mr. Carlisle wrote to the Secretary of War the following application: Mr. Secretary: I have fully and carefully investigated the case of Mr. Wm. Brent, and have caused his deposition to be taken and transmitted to Gen. Mansfield. I assure you, as a gentleman, that he has no complicity whatever with the present unhappy condition of the country; is no spy, and was on his own private and lawful busin
Washington items. --A Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, under date of Sept. 12, says: The new metropolitan police, to the number of one hundred and five, went on duty for the first time last night. Yesterday Deputy Marshal Phillips and detective officer A. R. Allen arrested John W. Burson, formerly a clerk in the Interior Department, and Alfred Nettleton, formerly a messenger in the Navy Department, under the late Administration, upon the suspicion of their being disloyal and acting in concert with the Confederates. They were taken before Justice Donn, who committed both to jail to await a hearing. On Tuesday, after the flag presentation by Gov. Curtin, three members of the Lochanan Rifle Guards, Seventh Pennsylvania (reserve) Regiment, were examining a pistol, when it was accidentally discharged, and one of the men, named Mathew Roche, was instantly killed.
The Daily Dispatch: October 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], Gen. Washington on Arrests for treason. (search)
Lager beer and Bribery. --In Washington, a few days ago; Henry Lehue, a sutler, was arrested, by Lieut. Cowls, third United States infantry, charged with attempting to Bribe. Corporal Acklin, of the same regiment, to allow him to go over the Long Bridge with a load of lager beer. He was taken before Justice Donn who required him to give $300 security to answer at the next term of the criminal court.
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