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ississippi 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 admission of what the Confederates assume — namely, that they are an independent nationality. But the Secretary also thinks that, u
me upon two hundred and fifty or three hundred rebels, in a cornfield, twenty miles south of Cameron, in Ray County, Missouri. The advance guard of nine of the National troops routed them, the rebels seeking refuge in the timber. The guard was then reinforced by thirty of the cavalry, when they completely drove the rebels from that section, killing eight and taking five prisoners. Four Federals were wounded and one killed. The steamer Theodora ran the blockade of Charleston, with Messrs. Mason and Slidell, and their secretaries, on board, destined for Cardenas, in Cuba, it being their intention to proceed to Europe by steamer from Havana.--N. Y. Evening Post, October 30. This night an attack was made on the United States fleet lying at anchor near the South-West Pass, by the rebel fleet, consisting of six gunboats, the battering ram Manassas, and a large number of fire-ships, which filled the river from shore to shore. The United States fleet consisted of the steamers Ri
October 24. Mr. Shufeldt, U. S. Consul at Havana, telegraphed to Capt. Wilkes, of the U. S. sloop San Jacinto, at Trinidad, to bring his vessel to Havana, in view of the numerous Confederate vessels finding refuge there, and remaining there unmolested to ship cargoes and return; perhaps, also, in view of the presence there of the rebel commissioners Mason and Slidell, en route for Europe.--National Intelligencer, November 1. An interesting correspondence between Gen. McClernand and the Confederate Gen. Polk, on the subject of a recent exchange of prisoners, was made public.--(Doc. 105.) Capt. H. L. Shields, of Bennington, Vt., was arrested, charged with having carried on treasonable correspondence with the rebels. He obstinately denied the charges made against him, and promised to bring sufficient evidence of their falsity. He was conveyed to Fort Lafayette. Capt. Shields graduated at West Point in 1841, served ten years in the regular army, and was twice brevetted
ad also thrown up intrenchments, from which they kept up a constant fire of musketry upon the head of the column. One twelve-pounder and two six-pounders responded to the artillery on Kelley's post until the General was enabled to fully comprehend the enemy's position, when he soon gave the command to charge upon their batteries and intrenchments. The cavalry, under the lead of Capts. Keys and McGhee, dashed across the river, (which was fordable at this point,) while the infantry, under Cols. Mason and De Puy, Lieut.-Col. Kelley, and Major Swearingen, rushed over the bridge to encounter the foe, at the very muzzles of his guns. No sooner did the rebels perceive this movement, than they immediately abandoned their positions, and commenced a precipitate retreat, rushing pell-mell through the town, and directing their flight toward Winchester. General Kelley captured some four hundred or five hundred prisoners, among whom was Colonel E. M. Armstrong, late a member of the Richmond C
N. Y. Times, November 11. The Richmond Examiner of this date says: By this time our able representatives abroad, Messrs. Mason and Slidell, are pretty well on their way over the briny deep toward the shores of Europe. We commit no indiscretionnot choose to leave at any other port than one of our own, or under any but the Confederate flag. We anticipate from Mr. Mason's presence in England a very happy effect upon our interests in that quarter. Mr. Mason is, in his points of characterMr. Mason is, in his points of character, a very good representative of the best qualities of the English people. He is frank, bold, and straightforward, disdaining all concealments or evasions. His diplomacy will consist in telling the truth in the language of a gentleman and a statesme advantages derived from the personal character of a representative in this matter. We believe that at no distant day Mr. Mason will have the pleasure of signing a treaty of amity, on behalf of the Confederate States, with one of the oldest and gr
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Commissioned and Warrant officers of the Navy of the Cofederate States January 1, 1864. (search)
1861.Commanding at Drewry's Bluff. CommanderWilliam C. WhittleVirginiaVirginia June 11, 1861.June 21, 1861.March 26, 1861.Waiting orders. CommanderRobert D. ThorburnVirginiaVirginia June 15, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.March 26, 1861.Naval station, Savannah. CommanderRobert G. RobbVirginiaVirginia June 10, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.March 26, 1861.Commanding navy yard, Rocketts. CommanderW. W. HunterPennsylvaniaLouisiana June 6, 1861.June 6, 1861.March 26, 1861.Commanding squadron, Savannah. CommanderMurray MasonVirginiaVirginia June 10, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.March 26, 1861.Naval rendezvous, Richmond. CommanderE. FarrandNew YorkFlorida March 26, 1861.June 6, 1861.March 26, 1861.Special service. CommanderC. H. McBlairMarylandMaryland Oct. 19, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.March 26, 1861.Commanding Confederate steamer Tuskaluza. CommanderA. B. FairfaxVirginiaVirginia June 10, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.March 26, 1861.Special service. CommanderRichard L. PageVirginiaVirginia June 10, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.March 26, 1861.
Gifts to the State. --Capt Murray Mason, of the Virginia Navy, late of the U S. Navy, has presented to Capt. E. B. Powell, of the Washington's Home Guard, his fine pair of carriage horses and a saddle horse, for the use of his company.--Alex. Gaz.
om the 17th of May, 1861. The resignations of the following officers of the United States Navy have been accepted from the dates affixed to their names:-- Captain Wm. F. Lynch, from the 21st of April, 1861. Captain Isaac S. Sterrett, from the 23d of April, 1861. Captain Hugh N. Page (reserved list), from the 19th of April, 1861. Captain Harrison H. Cocke (reserved list), from the 23d of April, 1861. Commander Wm. Green (reserved list), from the 6th of May, 1861. Commander Murray Mason, from the 16th of April, 1861. Commander R. F. Pinkiney, from the 23d of April, 1861. Commander Fred. Chatard, from the 24th of April, 1861. Commander James L. Henderson, from the 18th of April, 1861. Commander Joseph Myers, from the 23d of April, 1861. Commander Wm. C. Whittle, from the 20th of April, 1861. Commander W. W. Hunter, from the 20th of April, 1861. Commander R. D. Thorburn, from the 22d of April, 1861. Commander Chas. H. McBlair, from the 22d of
ng, in a Northern city, the rights of the South. In 1827 he took charge of the Family Visitor, and was long known as the editor of that paper after its name was changed to the Southern Religious Telegraph. To give it a wider influence, and secure other advantages effort by the change, he removed his press subsequently to Philadelphia, where for more than twenty years he has conducted the Christian Observer, one of the most fearless champions of the rights of the South published North of Mason & Dixon's line. Its course commended itself to Southern Christians very extensively. It was the only religions paper — among hundreds published in the North--that did not yield, when this war broke out, to the outside pressure, and give its support to the iniquitous measures of Mr. Lincoln. It was the only peace paper of any description published in the city of Philadelphia. Plough his personal violence was repeatedly threatened by men formerly known as friends of the South, who were exas
The taking of Mason's and Munson's hills.[Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Camp of 13th Va. Regiment, Fairfax Station, Aug. 31. Having seen in the papers several imperfect accounts of the recent skirmishing in this section, I send you a brief statement. At half-past 3 o'clock last Sunday morning, (the 25th,) four companies of our regiment, (the Montpeller Guards, Culpeper Minute Men, Lauier Guards and Louisa Biuse,) received "marching orders," and accompanied by two piee leading from Alexandria to Fairfax Court-House — we were joined by a small force of cavalry under Col. Stewart, who took command of the whole expedition. After a short halt we took up the line of march for Mason's Hill, (the residence of Capt. Murray Mason, of the old U. S. Navy, but now in the Confederate service,) where the Federals had been posting their pickets and scouting parties.--The Yankees took to their heels on our approach and we quietly took possession of the hill — spending the
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