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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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them. The subject was then laid aside, and the bill to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia was taken up. The question was taken on Mr. Davis's amendment, to colonize the slaves, and resulted in a tie vote. The Vice-President voted in the negative, and the amendment was rejected. A debate on the merits of the bill then ensued, which was continued until the adjournment. An engagement occurred between the gun-boats Tyler and Lexington and a masked battery in the vicinity of Eastport, Tenn. The gunboats fired fifty shots. The Tyler's smoke-stack was struck once. The effect on the enemy's works was not ascertained.--N. Y. Commercial, March 29. This morning two boats' crews from the United States steamer Yankee landed at Shipping Point, Va., to remove the guns left by the rebels, but while so engaged a body of rebel cavalry, said to be the Dumfries cavalry, numbering one thousand five hundred men, made their appearance on the hill, and the men pulled off, after securi
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
before next summer. This will require two expeditions--one up the Red river and one up the Rio Grande. All of the munitions of war, in fact everything but food for this army, is carried up the Rio Grande by European vessels, while Texas and Eastern Louisiana furnish the bread and meat. Kirby Smith has not got a very large army, and can easily be cleaned out when a sufficient force of Federal troops are ready to get to work about the matter right. A correspondent, writing from Eastport, Tennessee, to the Pittsburg Chronicle, says: General Thomas left here last week, and has gone to Nashville. The day after he left, a fleet of twenty-nine boats left here with troops, etc., (but not for Nashville). The public may form their own estimate of their number and destination — previous to which, General A. J. Smith left, and where he goes there is a fight looming in the distance. General Wilson now command the troops in this vicinity. Colonel Steward is post commander. There