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h say, and what will they do to aid the Government in driving back the foe from his fell purposes! We are here at this advanced post, where we can hear the sound of the enemy's morning and evening gun. The Second Independent Battalion of Georgia Volunteers were the first troops sent from the Confederate States into Virginia, to aid in her defence.--We are in a few miles of Fortress Monroe. We have marched through rain at night, and slept on the ground in the rain until morning. At Sewell's Point, when the enemy was expected to land, a detachment of our Battalion gallantly repulsed an attack made upon the battery at that point by the United States ship "Star." Young men of Georgia fired the first gun and won the first victory in Virginia. The City Light Guards, of Columbus, under Capt. P. H. Colquitt, detached from our Battalion, achieved that victory. We are willing, if need be, to sacrifice our lives for the country. We may be soon called to do it. If so, we shall be found f
of them will remain here. They complain of the army pay, they having been promised twenty dollars per month instead of eleven. The large rifled cannon, brought by the Naval Brigade, is now mounted on the Rip Raps, only three miles from Sewell's Point.--Its range will be tried in a few hours. The Cumberland this morning fired one or two rounds with a rifled gun at a tug boat which is seen every morning at Sewell's Point, reconnoitering our movements. There are many vessels in the RoaSewell's Point, reconnoitering our movements. There are many vessels in the Roads, and immense supplies daily arriving. Fortress Monroe, June 15, 1861.--It is understood that a movement is on foot, and that an expedition will leave to-night, accompanied by heavy artillery. Gen. Pierce will not command. The Naval Brigade are being sworn. It is expected that about five hundred will be mustered under the following officers: H. D. Whittemore, Colonel; James Millward, Jr., Lieut. Colonel; D. H. Burtnett, Major. Official report of Col. Allen, First Regiment,
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