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Messrs. Arnold Harris, M'Graw, and Ely.--We learn that several members of Congress and other influential and prominent gentlemen are in favor of the release of these individuals. Certain correspondence of Mr. Harris', written in the month of ApMr. Harris', written in the month of April, to friends in New Orleans, proving him to be a friend to the South, has been laid before the authorities. It has never been pretended that Harris did any thing more than commit an indiscretion and place himself in an equivocal attitude by approHarris did any thing more than commit an indiscretion and place himself in an equivocal attitude by approaching our lines without a flag of truce, seeking indirectly for the body of Secretary Cameron's brother. His letter to Gen. Beauregard was couched in terms ill-calculated to forward him in the business upon which he had come, and his neutral positihis neutral position therein claimed was not easily admitted, seeing he came from the enemy's country on the errand he did. But an example having been set, and the dignity of this government vindicated, we may let Mr. Harris go.--Richmond Dispatch.
Samuel Magaw, of the U. S. steamer Freeborn, and Acting-Master Arnold Harris, of the U. S. steamer Island Belle. I was on landed my force, under the admirable direction of Masters Harris and Street, and made a most thorough inspection of the point for several miles around. Master Arnold Harris, of the Belle, was the first to land, and, accompanied by a squad of skver, frequently availing himself of the kind offices of Capts. Harris, of the Island Belle, Magaw, of the Freeborn, and Stree the expedition was lying off the point. The gallant Capt. Harris, of the Belle, insisted on landing with the skirmishers. Col. Graham immediately followed in the second boat. Capt. Harris, with a few picked men from his own crew, and some pickon three rebel pickets, one of whom aimed his musket at Capt. Harris; but the captain was too quick for him, shooting him dee are pickets. Then you are just the men we want, said Capt. Harris, seizing the horse by the bridle. The fellows found th
. I immediately sent the Lieutenant with the barges on shore to report to Colonel Keys. I went on shore myself, and again offered to assist in crossing the troops. The Colonel, however, wished to cross them himself. It was five o'clock in the morning before all the troops were across the river. At three o'clock, on the afternoon of the fourth instant, seventy (70) men returned, under charge of the Lieutenant-Colonel of the regiment, and recrossed. At two o'clock this P. M. Acting Ensign Arnold Harris arrived here in the army gunboat Brewster, and reported to me that the remainder of the troops under Colonel Keys had been taken to Norfolk, and would not return to recross at Nansemond. I immediately got under way, and proceeded to Newport News. I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Amos P. Foster, Acting Volunteer-Lieutenant, commanding. Acting Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, Commanding N. A. B. Squadron, Newport News, Va. Report of Lieutenant Fyffe. Unit
sing my report, I desire to call to the notice of the Lieutenant-General commanding, the services of Captain James, Assistant Quartermaster at Fortress Monroe, who rendered me important aid with the utmost alacrity. I enclose the report of Captain Harris, of the Mosswood, who was sent to patrol the Rappahannock during our operations on the north side of the river. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. H. Roberts, Colonel One Hundred and Thirty-ninth N. Y. Vols., Comd'g. Brigadier-Geed, Lieutenant-commander Hooker, then came in sight. Captain Hooker requested me to drop down the river and ascertain if there were any guns at Jones' Point, also to communicate with your forces if possible. During the night I received orders to report at this place; where I arrived at four o'clock P. M. I am much indebted to the naval forces for lying by me while my vessel was ashore, and assisting me in getting afloat. I am, Captain,your obedient servant, Arnold Harris, Commanding.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
r fires with great effect. I do not believe that I have informed you in any of my letters that Colonel Cameron, of one of the Pennsylvania regiments, had been killed, and that his brother, Lincoln's Secretary of War, had sent a friend, one Arnold Harris, a lobby member about Washington, to ask for his body. As he did not come under a flag of truce, General Johnston ordered him into custody and sent him to Richmond. The Republican secretary chose to ignore the existence of our authority ars by sending a verbal message and without a flag, just as the Ministers of King George were wont to act towards General Washington and the Continental Congress during the first revolution, and therefrom our officers chose to send the aforesaid Mr. Harris to prison. I have just heard that five more of Ellsworth's Zouaves—Old Abe's pet lambs—were captured to-day in the woods near Centreville, one of whom was Colonel Farnham, the successor of Ellsworth. He had been wounded and the other remained
e highly delighted to meet in your camp many of my most valued friends. It is proper for me to add that I have not been in any manner connected with the action of the Government here, and that I am a neutral. Very respectfully, yours, &c., Arnold Harris. Please make the passport for A Harris, H. S. McGraw and two servants. I have not named my friend or servant for prudential reasons, but either of the gentlemen above named can vouch for them. Headquarters Army of the Potome adopted in such cases as you refer to by the United States Government, will be the guide of the General's conduct in return. Any one, therefore, coming within his lines without the proper flag will be sent under an escort to the Confederate Government for examination. The General deems proper for me to add that humanity should teach an enemy to care for its wounded and Christianity to bury its dead. I am, sir, your obedient servant, John L. Manning. To Arnold Harris. Aide-de-camp.
Tennessee election. --Accounts from Tennessee report large gains for the State-Rights party. Gov. Harris has probably been re-elected by a very large majority, and the adoption of the permanent Constitution is not doubted.
Yankee humanity. --The Lynchburg Virginian, commenting upon Gen. Beauregard's noble reply to Arnold Harris, (who applied for permission to pass our lines in quest of the body of Col. Cameron,) says: This is exactly the course that ought to have been pursued. It is the policy observed by Washington when, under somewhat similar circumstances, Sir Henry Clinton wished to treat with him as Mr. Washington. The noble old Virginian would respond to no message that did not recognize the validity of the official title he held by authority of Congress. And Mr Cameron will be brought to this acknowledgment ere long. There is an intimation in the note of Gen Beauregard that " humanity should teach an enemy to care for its wounded, and Christianity to bury its dead"--two things that the Hessians have not done. No flag of truce from the Government or any general officer has been sent to look after the dead and wounded. Those of the former that were buried, after our dead had been
Tennessee Election. --The returns come in slowly, but thus far so favorable that the public mind rests satisfied upon the subject. A letter from East Tennessee states that there is a large falling off in the vote in that Division, that Gov. Harris gains on the Separation vote in June, and that the vote for the Permanent Constitution is in excess of that for Harris. This fact is gratifying, in that it indicates that the people are not only for acqalescence, but are for completing the wor in that Division, that Gov. Harris gains on the Separation vote in June, and that the vote for the Permanent Constitution is in excess of that for Harris. This fact is gratifying, in that it indicates that the people are not only for acqalescence, but are for completing the work commenced on the 8th of June, by the prompt adoption of the permanent Government. In the Middle and Western Divisions, the Representatives and Senators in the State Legislature are all Southern Independence men.
r, to see a private letter containing a copy of the following recommendation which tells its own story. Captain Hugers' company have already received one of Sherman's rifled cannon and three caissons to complete its battery, with a full supply of ammunition: "Captain Rogers and Captain Latham have shown themselves to be capital artillery officers in the battle of Manassas. They have but four brass six pounders each in their batteries. If the General Commanding would give each of those officers two of the rifled guns, I am sure they will be well disposed of. "Very respectfully, "Philip St. Geo. Cocks, "Col. Commanding Fifth Brigade. "July 22, 1861. "I join in the above recommendation. "D. B Harris, "Commanding Engineers." We understand that in accordance with the above recommendation, Captain Latham has also received for his Lynchburg battery their full share of the trophies of the battle of Manassas, and that it is now fully equipped.
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