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In the meantime, the army of the Shenandoah was strengthened by the arrival of more regular army officers and of regiments from different States, and Johnston, early in July, proceeded to organize four brigades of infantry: The First, a Virginia brigade, under Col. T. J. Jackson, composed of the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Twenty-seventh Virginia regiments and Pendleton's Rockbridge artillery; the Second, under Col. F. S. Bartow, composed of the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Georgia regiments, Duncan's and Pope's Kentucky battalions, and Alburtis' Virginia battery; the Third, under Brig.-Gen. B. E. Bee, composed of the Fourth Alabama, Second and Eleventh Mississippi, First Tennessee, and Imboden's Virginia battery; the Fourth, under Col. Arnold Elzey, composed of the First Maryland battalion, Third Tennessee, Tenth and Thirteenth Virginia, and Grove's battery, leaving the First Virginia cavalry and the Thirty-third Virginia infantry unbrigaded. These commands numbered, on June 30, 1861
Lee was assigned to the command of volunteer troops ordered to the battery on Jamestown island. Gov. I. G. Harris, of Tennessee, asked the governor of Virginia for artillery for the defense of the Mississippi and the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers, and the council advised Governor Letcher to fill this requisition with fifty 32-pounders, a supply of balls, and two sample gun carriages. The governor was also directed to purchase the steamer Northampton, for the service of the State. D. G. Duncan, the special agent of the Confederate government, from Richmond, reported to Secretary of War L. P. Walker, that intelligent and distinguished men in Richmond believe Virginia on the very brink of being carried back, and say no man but President Davis can save her. . . . There is disappointment that he does not assume entire direction of affairs here . . . . General Lee has ordered Louisiana troops to Harper's Ferry. . . . The South Carolina troops refuse to move unless under orders from
nes and Incidents.large number of Yankees killed.Panic and flight!view of the battle field!!!Interesting papers found.&c., &c., &c., &c., &c. The York River train yesterday brought up the body of young Wyatt, of the North Carolina Regiment, the only one killed on our side in the battle on Monday. He was a native of this city, and, as the following account states, lost his life while in the performance of a gallant action. The funeral ceremonies took place in the afternoon at the Rev. Mr. Duncan's Church, and the young soldier was buried with military honors. By the afternoon train we received full accounts of the splendid victory at Bethel Church. Among the passengers was Mr. Henry C. Shook, a private in Capt. Brown's Howitzer company. He had a ball in his wrist, as a memento of the part he bore in the engagement; and a gentleman who accompanied him exhibited to us one of the enemy's haversacks, numbers of which were scattered along the road in their flight. The follo
Landing of Federal troops near Savannah. Savannah, June 12. --The Republican of this morning says that Federal troops in large numbers landed yesterday at Hilton Head. The object of the landing is not known, but the event has caused considerable excitement. Commodore Tainall is in command of the State troops. [We are indebted to D. G. Duncan for the following private dispatch]: Savannah, June 12.--The reported landing of troops on Hilton Head is false. Commodore Tainall has examined the whole ground.
Further particulars. We are indebted to D. G. Duncan, Esq., for the following private dispatch: Manassas Junction, June 18--Col. Gregg of the First South Carolina Regiment, with. reconnoitering party, consisting of part of the First South Carolina Regiment, with two guns and two companies of Dragoons, started on Sunday morning last for Great Falls of Potomac. On Monday evening, when on their return, they came to Vienna station on the Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad, and met there a train bearing the Fifth Ohio Regiment, Col. McCook. At the first fire, six cars were detached and the enemy fied, leaving six killed and wounded.
Further Details. We have ascertained, through the courtesy of Mr. D. G. Duncan, the following additional particulars of this affair: Col. A. P. Hill, commanding the Brigade, whose headquarters are at Camp Davis, Romney, ordered, on the night of the 18th. Col. J. C. Vaughan, of the third Tennessee Reg't, to proceed to the line of the enemy at New Creek Depot, eighteen miles West of Cumberland, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, with two companies of the 13th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, commanded by Captains Crittenden and White, and two companies, of the 3rd Tennessee Regiment, commanded by Captains Dillard and Mathis, to disperse the Federal forces there collected. The march of 38 miles was made between 8 P. M. and 12 M. next day. The enemy was found, posted in some strength, with two pieces of artillery, but had no pickets out. At 5 o'clock A. M., on the morning of 19th, after reconnoitering, the order to charge was given by Col. Vaughn, and was gallantly execu