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born and Monticello, and a rebel battery at Sewell's Point north of Elizabeth River, Virginia.--(Doc. 177.) Two schooners with secession troops on board were taken by U. S. steamer Freeborn, in the Potomac, 10 miles below Fort Washington.--N. Y. World, May 21. The rebels at Harper's Ferry, Md., were reinforced from the south. Two thousand troops arrived from Mississippi and two regiments from Alabama.--N. Y. Herald, May 21. A meeting of the New York Bible Society was held, in reference to supplying the Bible to all soldiers, who go to fight for the Federal Government. Wm. Allen Butler presided, and speeches were made by the president, Dr. Tyng, Dr. Hitchcock, and others.--(Doc. 178.) A body of 1,000 Virginians and South Carolinians from Harper's Ferry took a position on the Virginia side of the Potomac, opposite Williamsport, a town about seven miles from Iagerstown, Md. They there were in a situation to command the ferry at that spot.--Philadelphia Press, May 21.
who seized it were at a loss to know what to do with the prize. It would not do to leave it, and yet the party was so small and far from camp that they could not separate to go back to give notice; so they took all the lead, and about half the powder, in the only conveyance they could find, and blew up the powder which they could not carry with them by a train which they fired at a safe distance. The explosion was distinctly heard in Washington, and for many miles around.--N. Y. Times, June 1. The Ohio and Virginia troops, under command of Col. Kelly, occupied Grafton, Va., at 2 1/2 o'clock P. M. The secessionists fled without firing a gun. The secession troops fell back two miles from Williamsport, on the Potomac, in the direction of Martinsburg. They have about 500 men and two small swivel guns. About 100 desertions have occurred since the Williamsport camp was established.--The Second Maine Regiment, Col. Jamison, left Willets Point, N. Y., for the seat of war.--(Doc. 216.)
onvention, and a member elect of the Legias laturo from Fauquier County.--N. Y. Times, June 2.--(Doc. 221.)--Washington Star, June 1. The secession forces on the upper Potomac, attempted to take possession of the ferry-boat lying opposite Williamsport, for the purpose, as is conjectured, of removing into Falling Waters, a point four miles below, where there is a considerable number of secession troops stationed, who doubtless intended by means of the boat to cross to the Maryland side on a marauding expedition. The Union company at Williamsport, as soon as they observed the opposite party possessing themselves of the boat, ordered them to desist, which they refused to do; whereupon the Union guns opened fire upon them, which was returned, and a brisk fire was kept up on both sides for about an hour. Three or four secessionists were wounded, one seriously. None were killed or wounded on the Federal side.--N. Y. Evening Post, June 3. Shortly before 12 o'clock last night a sk
this date. It is simply a protest against the suspension of the writ by the President of the United States. The Judge argues that Congress alone has the legal authority to suspend this privilege, and that the President cannot in any emergency, or in any state of things, authorize its suspension. Ten Regiments of foot, with Doubleday's, Dodge's, and Seymour's batteries of flying artillery and five hundred dragoons, were in camp around Chambersburg, Pa.--Thirty-two men arrived at Williamsport, Md., from Berkley Co., Va., whence they had fled to avoid impressment into the rebel army.--A new Collector was appointed for Louisville, Kentucky, with orders to prohibit the shipment South of provisions, via that port.--N. Y. Herald, June 5. A proclamation dated Fort Smith, Arkansas, and signed W. F. Rector, Asst. Adjutant-General, says, the authority of the United States has ceased upon this frontier. --(Doc. 232.) The Natchez (Miss.) Courier of this day has the following: A w
mand, from the same source, was made upon Messrs. A. L. Webb & Bro., Baltimore, agents for the Messrs. Dupont's powder works, Delaware. The demand was complied with, and the powder on hand, a small amount, turned over into the possession of the United States.--Baltimore Sun, June 6. General Beauregard issued a proclamation from Mannassas Junction, giving an extravagant picture of the deplorable consequences to be expected from an invasion of the Federal forces.--(Doc. 234.) At Williamsport a Baltimorean, named Dewitt C. Reuch, swore he could whip the whole Union force, and that he had killed at least one man in the attack upon the Massachusetts Regiment in Baltimore. His friends tried to get him away and put him on a horse, when he drew a revolver and fired two shots at individuals and three into the crowd. Three shots were returned, all taking effect, killing him instantly.--Philadelphia Ledger, June 7. Throughout all the counties of Virginia, within forty or fifty
ers. He ordered the firing to cease, and halted to make them prisoners.--St. Louis Republican, June 18.--(Doc. 258 1/2.) Col. Boernstein, commanding the Federal force at Jefferson City, Mo., issued a proclamation establishing a Provisional Government in consequence of the absence of the proper anuthorities. He promised protection to life and property, and urged the Union men, four companies, to assist him.--(Doc. 259.) The First Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, pioneers of the three years enlistments from that State, arrived at Washington and took quarters in Woodward's buildings, Pennsylvania avenue. The regiment numbers 1,050 men, and is fully provided with camp equipage — Sibley and Wall tents, army wagons, &c. The uniform is the standard gray, furnished by the State--the muskets the Springfield rifle. General Patterson crossed the Potomac at Williamsport, and marched down the Virginia banks of the Potomac towards Harper's Ferry.--National Intelligencer, June 1
t the United States. His proclamation warned all persons against presuming upon a like clemency in future, as the continuance of treason would certainly render harsh measures necessary.--(Doc. 260.) The Federal force at Hagerstown and Williamsport, Md., comprise the Pennsylvania 1st, 2d, 8d, 7th, 11th, 13th, and 24th Regiments, together with the First Rhode Island Regiment, two Regiments of United States Regulars, and seven hundred United States Cavalry. Included in this formidable body are Capt. Doubleday's corps and McMullen's Company of Philadelphia Rovers. The portion of the force which forded the river at Williamsport were under command of Gen. Thomas, and comprised the two regiments of regulars and about six hundred of the Rhode Islanders. The men waded through the stream generally up to their hips in water, and occasionally up to their arms. Their passage on the occasion is said to have been a very imposing and spirited spectacle. The men dashed into the stream singi
July 2. Between 3 and 7 o'clock this morning the troops which have been concentrating at Hagerstown and Williamsport, Md., for several days past, crossed the ford at the latter place. Gen. Patterson reviewed them as they filed past him. The morning was bright and beautiful, and the soldiers were in excellent spirits; the advance took place before daylight, the post of honor being assigned to Captain McMullen's Independent Rangers, and the First Wisconsin, and the Eleventh Pennsylvania regiments. The advancing column consisted of the brigades of Abercrombie, Thomas, and Negley. The Independent Rangers behaved remarkably well, getting close up to the rebels, within a distance of only 75 yards. Abercrombie's brigade led the advance, and the casualties of the conflict were almost exclusively on the First Wisconsin and Eleventh Pennsylvania Regiments. Col. Jarrett and Lieut.-Col. Coulter led the skirmishers, opening upon them at 400 yards. The whole of the rebel forces at Mart
a.--N. Y. Herald, Dec. 20. Yesterday afternoon a rebel force, consisting of a battery of six pieces, and about four hundred Infantry and two hundred Cavalry, made their appearance at Dam No. 5, on the Virginia side of the Potomac, near Williamsport, Md., and commenced throwing shell and shot at the Dam and houses on the Maryland shore, burning a barn and riddling all the houses within range, continuing the fire until dusk. The only Union force there to oppose them, was a company of the fire with artillery and small arms, and, emboldened by the slight resistance met with yesterday, came down to the very brink of the river, and exposed themselves without fear. During the night, Colonel Leonard had despatched a canal boat from Williamsport and another company of his regiment, armed with Enfield rifles, who were concealed as skirmishers along the Maryland shore. On the renewal of the attack the riflemen opened fire from their concealment, and in a short time the rebel artilleris
they retreated in good order toward their works; but, being reinforced by Col. Max Weber's New York infantry, again advanced, when a sharp engagement took place. The rebel infantry discharged several volleys at the Federals, but at such distance that only five of Col. Weber's command were wounded. At two o'clock in the afternoon both parties retired.--(Doc. 237.) An account of various hostile operations between the rebel and National forces on opposite banks of the Potomac, near Williamsport, Md., was published to-day.--(Doc. 236.) At St. Louis, Mo., Gen. Halleck issued an order, in which he says that any one caught in the act of burning bridges and destroying railroads and telegraphs, will be immediately shot, and that any one accused of the crime will be tried by a military commission, and if found guilty, suffer death. Where injuries are done to railroads and telegraph lines, the commanding officer nearest the post will immediately impress into service, for repairing d
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