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Having no means of resistance, I surrendered and hauled down my flag. They are now in possession. A dispatch to the Florida senators announced the same as follows: We repaired down here and captured Fort Barrancas and navy yard, and then paroled the officers, granting them permission to continue to occupy their quarters. We are now in possession. This move was in consequence of the Government garrisoning Fort Pickens, which has before remained unoccupied. You will propose to the Administration, resuming the status quo ante bellum and we will immediately evacuate. The Pensacola navy yard contains a hundred and fifty-six thousand dollars' worth of ordnance stores.--Richmond Enquirer, Jan. 14. Artillery were ordered to Vicksburg by the Governor early this morning, to hail and question passing boats on the Mississippi river. A salute of fifteen guns was fired last night at Jackson, on the reception of the news from Alabama and Florida.--Raleigh Standard, Jan. 14.
ferry-boat on the Potorac near Clear Spring, Md. Notice was given the Union men of Clear Spring, three miles distant, who turned out to guard the boat. During the night the Virginians seized the boat, and were fired upon by the guard, and when midway across had to abandon the prize and escape in a skiff. Two Virginians were shot. The ferry-boat returned to the Maryland shore.--N. Y. Times, May 24. The fortress at Ship Island, Gulf of Mexico, 95 miles from the northern mouth of the Mississippi, was destroyed to prevent it from falling into the hands of the rebels.--Handsboro Democrat, (Miss.) (Extra.,) May 22. In a speech at Atlanta, Ga, Howell Cobb proposed that the planters should sell half their cotton crop to the Southern Confederacy, and accept its bonds in payment.--(Doc. 186.) A circular letter from the Secretary of War was addressed to the governors of all the States, in which he recommends that no person be appointed a lieutenant who is not over 22 years of a
Chronicle, May 28. In the case of John Merryman, a secessionist arrested in Baltimore and detained a prisoner in Fort McHenry, a writ of habeas corpus was issued by Judge Taney, made returnable this day in the United States District Court. Gen. Cadwallader declined surrendering the prisoner till he heard from Washington, and an attachment was issued for Gen. Cadwallader.--N. Y. Times, May 28. The United States steamer Brooklyn arrived off the Pass L'Outre bar at the mouth of the Mississippi, and commenced the blockade of that river.--New Orleans Picayune, May 28. Brigadier-General McDowell, U. S. army, took command of the Union forces in Virginia, and relieved Major-General Sandford, N. Y. State Militia.--N. Y. Herald, May 28. George W. Thompson, one of the judges of the Circuit Court of the State of Virginia, issued a proclamation ordering the rebels in the western part of that State to disperse. Peculiar interest attaches to the document from the fact that one o
May 29. A mass meeting of leading members of the Baptist Church was held at Brooklyn, N. Y., for the purpose of giving formal expression to their feelings, as a religious community in the present crisis, and to record their attachment to the Union, and their determination to uphold the efforts of the Federal Government, in behalf of the Constitution.--(Doc. 211.) The Brooklyn, Capt. Poore, entered the Mississippi River, below New Orleans, and sent out a number of boats, strongly manned with armed men, to board the ships lying on the bar, to acquaint them of the terms of the blockade. After some discussion, it was agreed that the ships on the bar should have fourteen days to go out. Capt. Poore also made a full survey and soundings of the river.--New Orleans Delta, May 31. A statement of the Geographical arrangements of the army of the United States, corrected to date, is published.--(Doc. 212.) President Davis reached Richmond this morning, accompanied by his ne
e action of their patriotic Governor in his determination to drive the abolition marauders from her border. If the people respond, important moves upon the chess-board of war west of the Mississippi are certain to occur. Governor Jackson and his brave Missourians, supported, as they undoubtedly will be, by McCulloch and his forces, will soon drive back the miscreants who have been deputized to crush popular sentiment as it has been done in Maryland. And here on the eastern banks of the Mississippi there are thousands of brave men congregated eager for the fray, whose impetuosity will not bear restraint much longer. As a contemporary remarks, the result of these various military movements may not all be satisfactory to the South. Our forces may even suffer defeats and disasters. Military operations are frequently controlled by accident. But whatever may be the conclusion of any or all of the movements mentioned above, of one result we feel assured, and that is, of the final succ
ith bullets as he went, was promoted to the post of Master's Mate for his gallant conduct.--N. Y. Times, July 1. Yesterday the armed steamer Sumter, of the Confederate States Navy, ran the blockade of New Orleans, and got safely to sea. The New Orleans Picayune, in noting the fact, said:--The first vessel of our little navy, the C. S. steamer-of-war Sumter, sailed on Saturday last. on a cruise, having ran the paper blockade of the Lincoln Abolition war steamers, off the mouth of the Mississippi. She has a picked crew, and her commander is known to be a most brave and chivalrous sailor, and he has under him a most gallant set of officers: Commander, Raphael Semmes; Lieutenants, John M. Kells, R. F. Chapman, W. E. Evans, J. M. Stribling; Paymaster, Henry Myers; Passed Assistant-Surgeon, Francis L. Gait; Lieutenant of Marines, Becket E. Howell; Midshipmen, Richard F. Armstrong, W. A. Hicks, A. G. Hudgins, J. D. Wilson; Gunner, Thomas C. Cuddy; Sail-maker, M. P. Beaufort; Engineers
nt, 1,200 strong, and generally considered the crack regiment of this division of the rebel army. The most astonishing bravery was displayed by the Federal skirmishers, and the only trouble was to keep the men from rushing int the midst of the enemy. The whole skirmish was a most spirited affair, and the Ohio and Indiana boys gave the Georgians some new idea of Yankee courage. A prisoner taken says that the Georgians refused to come into the woods again opposite to the Federal position, and they were all astonished and terrified. The rebel supply of provisions has been cut off, and they must soon come to extremities. The Union loss is one killed and three wounded. Indications have been seen of an attempt to open a new road by the rebels through which to escape or bring in provisions. Every outlet is watched, and they are trapped. The New Orleans Picayune of this day contains a particular account of a fight that occurred lately at the mouth of the Mississippi.--Doc. 79.)
e. He has also issued a proclamation, full of bombast, to the people of Missouri, declaring his intention to drive the invaders from the State, and enable her people to regain their rights so ruthlessly taken away by the forces who march under banners inscribed with Beauty and Booty, as the reward of victory. He says he will show no quarter to those taken in arms.--Phila. Bulletin, August 2. New Orleans papers state that a naval engagement took place this day at the mouth of the Mississippi River between the U. S. frigate Niagara and the little Confederate privateer J. O. Nixon; and that, after an action of twenty minutes, the Niagara crowded on every inch of canvas she could use, and made regular Manassas-time seaward. --(Doc. 150.) The Onondaga County Cavalry, Capt. Moschell, departed from Syracuse, N. Y., for Washington at 10.20 to-night, to join Col. Van Alen's Cavalry Regiment. The company is 80 strong, and is composed of the very best material. A young bride, Mrs. C
those States that have seceded or may hereafter secede. --Mr. Diven offered a resolution declaring that, as rebels are now in arms against the Government, all resolutions looking to a compromise are either cowardly or treasonable. The House refused to suspend the rules to receive Mr. May's resolution. The Senate bill, increasing the pay of the volunteers and legalizing the acts of the President, was passed. A letter written on board the steam-sloop Brooklyn, off the mouth of the Mississippi River, giving an account of the manner by which the rebel privateer Sumter was suffered to run the blockade, was published in the Baltimore American.--(Doc. 165.) A band of rebels, numbering from one thousand to twelve hundred, made an attack upon a camp of Union men at Athens, Athens is a small town in the extreme northeast of Missouri, on the Desmoines River, twenty-five or thirty miles from Keokuk. Missouri, this morning at five o'clock. There was a considerable amount of arms and
of the United States, acting under the proclamation of the President interdicting commercial intercourse with the seceded States, directed the postal agents of the Government to put an end to transmission of letters to the seceded States, by the arrest of any express agent or other persons who shall hereafter receive letters to be carried to or from those States.--(Doc. 12.) Captain Foote was ordered to the command of the United States naval forces on the Western waters — namely, the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio rivers.--N. Y. Herald, August 27. A Naval and military expedition sailed from Fortress Monroe, under the joint command of Commodore Stringham and Major-General Butler. It consisted of the frigates Minnesota and Wabash, the sloop-of-war Pawnee, gunboats Monticello, Harriet Lane, and Quaker City, with numerous transports.--See Aug. 29. A camp of instruction at Scarsdale, Westchester County, N. Y., was opened under command of Brigadier-General E. L. Viele. The
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