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From Washington. Washington, June 17. --Tuesday's Intelligencer says that no official instructions as to the fate of the Savannah's crew have been given, but the impression prevails that they will be hung. The War Department has ordered the rebuilding of the Harper's Ferry bridge. Col. Stone occupies Leesburg. At Fortress Monroe, Sawyer's American rifle cannon has been mounted at the RipRaps, which will reach Sewell's Point. Gen. Scott boasts that the evacuation of Harper's Ferry was in perfect accordance with his plans, and that no Southern movements will in the slightest degree affect his programme. The Government has information that the Southerners have a trap set for them fifteen miles from Alexandria, into which they expect to draw the Federalists. Some scout reports that the Indians are lurking in the neighborhood of the alleged trap. Point Lookout and Fortress Monroe are to be connected by a submarine telegraph. A dozen rifle cannon
g, its phantom shall still Forever be present to thee. And when with assassins and traitors, Who disgrace their country's name. Thon shall sneak to they grave with terror and fear, It will prove a sword of fiame: A sword, whose lurid lishining Shall rival the place of the lost; Then shrieking, despairing, too late thou'll find. What that treacherous blade hath cost. Its point shall force thee an entrance, Even thro' the gates of hell, And gain thee a full and free admission To the traitors then hast loved so well. Arneld will meet thee all smirking, But only to hide the tear; He known his pre-eminence now is gone, For a greater than Arnold is here. Then the Prince of Darkness shall say, "Do come up higher, my son; "Since the fall of man no darker deed "Than thine hath ever been done. "Now, Arnold, cease that growling, "Scott's is the greater name; "His sword he hath pinuged in his mother's heart. "Thon did'st only plan the same."
ies are driven from their homes, and who are now here fugitives and moneyless by the mercenary cut-throats of Lincoln and Scott? Come, Mr. Macfarland, enlarge your beneficent views and give us all the benefit of your liberal suggestion.] Quitenchester. This gave rise to the principal discussion of the day. It was participated in by Messrs. Conrad, Jas. Barsour, Scott of Fauquier, Harvey, Fisher, Morton, (who desired a secret session — but the intimation was generally scouted throughout duties on the iron purchased by said road, taking a mortgage on said road for the repayment of the sum so loaned. Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, submitted a resolution providing that the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the propriety of vacd eloquent speech in favor of his motion. It was amended so as to make the adjournment sine die; but, on motion of R. E. Scott, of Fauquier, the whole subject was laid on the table. A resolution was, on motion of Mr. Woods, referred to a selec
The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ordnance Department, Richmond.Va.,may 26, 1861. (search)
The battle at Bethel.official report of the Yankee General. The following report of Gen. Butler to his superior at Washington, was written on the evening of the day on which the battle was fought. The reader will readily detect its falsehoods, and comment on our part is unnecessary: Headquarters, Department of Virginia, Fortress Monroe, June 10, 1861. To Licut. Gen.Scott: General:Having learned that the enemy had established an outpost of some strength at a place called Little Bethel, a small church, about eight miles from Newport News, and the same distance from Hampton, from whence they were accustomed nightly to advance both on New port News and the picket guards of Hampton to anney them, and also from whence they had come down in small squads of cavalry and taken a number of Union men, some of whom had the sateguard and protection of the troops of the United Staes; and forced them into the rebel ranks, and that they were also gathering up the slaves of citizens w