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leans Cadets, Capt. Chas. D. Dreux, 39 men; Louisiana Guards, Capt. S. M. Todd, 41 men, Lieutenant Girardey commanding; Sarsfield Guards, Captain O'Hara, 16 men; Louisiana Grays, Capt W. C. Deane, 13 men. Total, 250. January 10th, the following companies, joking at their confined limits, left on board the towboat Yantic, the forts below the city being the objective point: Orleans battalion artillery (two companies), Captains Hebrard and Gomez, 57 men; First company Chasseurs-a-pied, Captain St. Paul, 44 men; Chasseurs d'orleans, Captain Hendolve, 15 men; the Jaegers (German), Captain Peter, 23 men; Lafayette Guards, 27 men. Total, 166; Maj. Paul E. Theard, Battalion d'artillerie, commanding. A third expedition, comprising members of that old and picturesque organization, the Continental Guards, Lieutenant Merriam commanding, stepped on board the Mobile mail boat, to stop short at Fort Pike at the Rigolets. No defense was offered against these triple movements. Each was backed
The Daily Dispatch: January 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Citizens' State-rights ticket.-- Peachy R. Grattan, P. H. Aylett, Geo. W. Randolph. (search)
step which, we presume, is only precautionary. Schooner fired on by a Louisiana Fort. The New Orleans Crescent, of the 16th, has the following: Private Julius Elbe, of the First Company Chasseurs a'pied, came up from Fort St. Philip yesterday morning. He reports that at 9 o'clock the night before, a schooner came up the river and anchored opposite the fort; and that, being hailed, and giving no answer, she was fired into from the fort. They were unable to make her out. Capt. St. Paul sent Sergeant Legendre up to the city with dispatches ordering the remainder of his company down to the fort at once; and these men were to leave on the steamer Empire Parish last evening. Rumored Departure of an Abolition Band for the South. The New York Express, of Thursday afternoon, has the following item: The Grand Jury resumed their session this (Thursday) morning at 11 o'clock. Having received information that the bark which sailed from New York some three weeks si
Letters announce the departure from Pensacola, for Virginia, of the Orleans Cadets, Capt. Charles Druex; the Louisiana Guards, Major Todd; and the Chasseurs-a-Pled, Capt. St. Paul. The Alexandria papers announce the death of the Rev. Neville S. Greenaway, late pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church in this city. An artillery company has been organized at Lexington, under Capt. John McCauseland, an Assistant Professor at the Virginia Military Institute. Hon. Asa Biggs, of North Carolina, forwarded his resignation as a District Judge of the United States, to A. Lincoln, on the 23d April. Lieut. John N. Maffit, late of the U. S. Navy, tenders his services to North Carolina or to the Confederacy. The papers throughout Virginia are pitching into the grocers and provision merchants for their extortionate charges. The ship Ironsides, with a large freight of cotton and flour for Liverpool, was on fire below New Orleans on the 29 ult. A grand militar
citizens representing all parties zealous in the cause of Southern rights. If you submit to the inauguration of Abe Lincoln, you deserve to be slaves. You must not wait for an overt act. The overt act has been committed. He would submit to no Lincoln office-holders in the city of New Orleans. We have no party differences — let us be united, and let us inquire into who are in our midst and where they came from. Undoubtedly there were enemies in our midst — we should see to them. Mr. St. Paul spoke in great earnestness, and said that his rifle company, First Chasseurs a Fled, had tendered their services to the Governor of the State. It was a company composed of young men — but they were willing to shed their blood for their country. (Cheers for several minutes.) J. M. Bonner said this occasion was one of the proudest in his life — to be called on to speak in the cause of the South. He had been a Douglas man, but when the news came from Pennsylvania and Indiana he beca
ssued to Major Paul E. Theard by Adjutant General Grivot: Instructions to Major Paul E. Theard: You will proceed with your detachment on board of the steamboat Yankee, and go down to Forts St. Philip and Jackson, where you will demand of the persons in charge of the forts to surrender them; and you will take possession of the same in the name of the State of Louisiana.--Haul down the United States flags, if floating there, and hoist the Pelican flag from Fort Jackson. Place Captain St. Paul, with the 1st Company of Chasseurs-a-Pied, in possession of Fort St. Philip, and take possession of Fort Jackson, with the balance of the detachment. You will hold the forts, and defend them against any and all attacks to the last. Strict discipline and order must be exacted by you. By order of His Excellency, Thomas O. Moore, Governor of the State of Louisiana. M. Grivot, Adj't. General. The troops assembled on board, forming the detachment, numbered 166, according