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The Daily Dispatch: February 1, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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s returned with good effect, and each party then fell back.--N. Y. Tribune, Oct. 3. The gunboat Conestoga went down the Mississippi River within three miles of Columbus, Ky. She chased the rebel gunboat Jeff. Davis, obliging her to take shelter under cover of the rebel batteries on shore. It was ascertained that the Jeff. Davis had an armament of four six-pounders. The Conestoga found the rebel signal fires burning several miles above Columbus. At Warrenton, Virginia, died Col. Barlow Mason, late aid to Gen. Johnston, wounded at the battle of Manassas. He was brother to the Hon. James M. Mason, Captain Murray Mason, and others. Application having been made to the Government by R. B. Forbes, to have letters of marque issued to the propeller Pembroke, about to sail for China, Secretary Welles, in a letter of this date, writes that Congress has not authorized the issue of such papers against the Confederate States, and that if it had done so it would have been an admis
M. Fauntleroy, C. S. Navy, T. L. Preston, A. A. A. General, Lieutenant J. B. Washington, A. D. C., conveyed my orders bravely and well on this their first field, as did several gallant gentlemen who volunteered their services--Colonel Cole of Florida, Major Deas of Alabama, Colonel Duncan of Kentucky. Lieutenant Beverly Randolph, C. S. N., aided Colonel F. J. Thomas in the command of the body of troops he led into action, and fought with gallantry. With these was my gallant friend, Captain Barlow Mason, who was mortally wounded. I have already mentioned the brave death of ordnance officer Colonel F. J. Thomas. I was much indebted, also, to Colonels J. J. Preston, Manning, Miles, and Chisholm, and Captain Stevens, of the Engineer Corps, members of General Beauregard's staff, who kindly proffered their services, and rendered efficient and valuable aid at different times during the day. Colonel G. W. Lay, of General Bonham's staff, delivered my instructions to the troops sent in purs
inducements for a recognition of the Southern Confederacy by the British Parliament. It says that Great Britain will enjoy perfect free trade with the revolted. States; there will be perfect freedom for traffic on the coast, and a chance of supplying the South with all manufactured articles. On these grounds Lord Derby takes ground as the advocate of immediate recognition. The "Opinion Nationals," Prince Napoleon's organ, says, "the Emperor will make war on the United States whether Mason and Slidell are given up or not, and warns France against it." All the French journals are severe on the stone blockade of Charleston harbor. Massachusetts is engaged in active preparations for coast defence. The House of Representatives has appropriated half a million of dollars for the purchase of heavy ordnance. Gen. McClellan has perfectly recovered his health. The Committee of the House of Representatives has reported adversely to the bill abolishing slavery in the D