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s, giving up the claim of Union, and proclaiming the extinction of slavery and the subjugation of the South. Can you join in this enterprise? The South would never in any event consent to a reconstruction. She is contending with unconquerable spirit, with great military power, with unbroken success, for constitutional freedom and for her own national government. Where is your spirit of other days, that you do not rush to her victorious standard? Shall the sons of Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, and other Southern States, with whom you have gathered the laurels on other battle-fields, win them all in this war of Independence, while you are inactive and lost in slothful indolence? May the proud genius of my native Kentucky forbid it. In these mountains, where freedom and patriotism stir the human heart, can you sleep with the clarion of a glorious war ringing in your ear? True, you have refused to bear the arms and wear the livery of Northern despotism. Their base hirelings
e is a bad one; they know it; and the only way their men can be induced to fight at all, is by their leaders getting in the very front rank with them. The Second Minnesota captured a banner from the Mississippi regiment, which had on it the Mississippi butchers. They may be good butchers at home, but they make a mighty awkward fist at butchering Yankees. They had better go home and attend to their business. Nearly every man has a trophy of this victory; there are plenty to get, certain; ased, at this point, however, Gen. Crittenden ordered the entire force, with the exceptio; of the two regiments above named, back to their breastworks. It was at this critical moment that our troops suffered the most. Side by side the gallant Mississippi and Tennessee regiments stood up against the overwhelming force of the enemy. Three times the Spartan band charged upon the united host of the vandals, and unawed by the lifeless forms and dying groans of their comrades, they continued to dis
able just as they had been left at breakfast. In others the dinner was still cooking over the fire when our men arrived. Everything denoted that the flight was the result of sudden alarm, and not of deliberate intention. The papers found included all the various documents pertaining to the management of a military camp, muster-rolls, reports of all kinds, requisitions, orders, officers' commissions, etc., etc., some of them containing valuable information. The letters were mostly from Mississippi and Tennessee, indicating the quarter from which the troops came. Many of them are written in rather a desponding strain, evincing a rather uncomfortable state of affairs at home. Some letters I saw, written by officers in the Fort, which they had not had an opportunity to send. Nearly all of them were written in the braggadocio strain so common in the rebel newspapers, expressing the utmost confidence in the strength of their position, and proclaiming their ability to whip any numbe
ble of accommodating five thousand men very comfortably. We immediately took possession of their arms, equipments, ammunition and stores. We have captured two hundred and thirty commissioned officers and forty-four companies — about three thousand prisoners, with three thousand stand of arms and equipments, and two or three large magazines full of ammunition. We have the flower of the chivalry here; they come from Texas, (the famous Texan Rangers,) North-Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Mississippi, and they look as if they felt very much down in the mouth to find out we came from Massachusetts. They said they thought we could not fight, but they found out we could fight like devils. General Parke's brigade took and have possession of one of the forts that was not fought, and it is a fine work, and with Yankees in it cannot be taken; but they surrendered without firing a gun. Everything upon the island is now in our possession — Hurrah! The gunboats have since gone up the river
to give you. We have met with the most gratifying proofs of loyalty everywhere across Tennessee and in the portions of Mississippi and Alabama we visited. Most affecting instances greeted us almost hourly. Men, women and children, several times ga In Tennessee, the people generally, in their enthusiasm, braved secessionists and spoke their views freely, but in Mississippi and Alabama what was said was guarded. If we dared express ourselves freely, you would hear such a shout greeting you Phelps says that he met with the most gratifying proofs of loyalty everywhere across Tennessee and in the portions of Mississippi and Alabama visited by him. Most affecting instances greeted him hourly. Men, women, and children several times gathe have already spoken, more than one half would have hailed their capture by our men as a deliverance from bondage. In Mississippi the people spoke with less freedom about the Union cause. They said they were actually afraid of their own shadows, s
You have continually led the way in the Valley of the Lower Mississippi, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. You have carried command commanders of brigades, Col. Baldwin, commanding Mississippi and Tennessee troops, and Col. Wharton and Col. McCanslad the Forrest Rangers, under command of Col. Forrest, of Mississippi, was sent out as a scouting party, met the enemy in consosed of the men of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama, confronted by an army of at least fifty thonts engaged in it being Floyd's brigade and several from Mississippi and Tennessee. It was in one of these charges that Li Johnson. Most of the regiments were from Tennessee and Mississippi, but Virginia, Alabama, Texas, and Arkansas also contribe confined to the out-posts and pickets. A battalion of Mississippi cavalry, under command of Col. Forrest, that day encount0 15thArk.Gee,------270717 27thAla.Hughes,------21601 1stMiss.Simonton,Lt.-Col. Hamilton2801776 3ddo.Davidson,Lt.-Col. We
r names: Arkansas--Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Johnson. Florida--Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Baker. Georgia--Mr. Hill. Kentucky--Mr. Simms. Louisiana--Mr. Sparrow. Mississippi--Mr. Brown. Missouri--Mr. Clark and Mr. Peyton. North-Carolina--Mr. Davis and Mr. Dortch. South-Carolina--Mr. Barnwell and Mr. Orr. Tennessee--Mr. Hayress of the permanent government of the confederate States. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are members of the provisional Congress. Senate. Alabama.Mississippi. C. C. Clay, Jr.James Phelan. William L. Yancey,A. G. Brown, Arkansas.Missouri. Robert W. Johnson,*J. B. Clarke, C. B. Mitchell.R. L. E. Payton. Florida.NM. Canrad,*3.P. W. Gray, 3.Duncan F. Kedner,*4.F. B. Sexton, 4.L. J. Dupre,5.M. D. Grapham, 5.J. L. Lewis,6.B. H. E. P. Person. 6.J. Perkins, Jr.*Virginia. Mississippi.1.M. R. H. Garnett, 1.J. W. Clapp,2.J. B. Chambliss, 2.Reuben Davis,3.J. Tyler, 3.Israel Welch,4.R. A. Pryor,* 4.H. C. Chambers,5.T. S. Bocock,* 5.O. R. Si
scuss the question of burning the present crops of tobacco and cotton, should the enemy reach the interior. The Examiner of Friday gives the following account: At seven o'clock the doors of that building were thrown open, and the crowd, among whom were many ladies, began immediately to pour in. By half-past 7 o'clock the house was filled by one of the largest, wealthiest, and most intellectual meetings ever assembled in this city. At five minutes past seven o'clock Dr. Marshall, of Mississippi, entered the house, and was greeted by a round of applause, in compliment, we presume, to his spirited speech delivered at the City Hall on Wednesday night. It was a subject of remark with gentlemen who had been frequenters of the African church in old political times gone by, that few of the faces of the vast assemblage were familiar. Gen. T. J. Green, of North-Carolina, called the meeting to order, and Hon. C. K. Marshall arose and said: This is one of the most important meetings I e
, N. C., March 1, 1862. sir: I have to report to you that yesterday I discovered a vessel to the southward and eastward at eleven A. M. I got under weigh and stood for her, and soon discovered her to be a vessel on shore, on the Frying-Pan shoals. On a nearer approach she proved to be a large steamer with her American ensign down. We were soon boarded by a boat containing an army officer, who informed me that the vessel was the steam-transport Mississippi, from Boston, for Ship Island, (Miss.,) having Major-Gen. B. F. Butler and fourteen hundred troops on board. I approached her cautiously, sending a boat, in charge of Acting-Master Henry S. Strange, to sound between us and the Mississippi. At half-past 3 P. M., we were enabled (though at a great risk to this vessel) to anchor sufficiently near to send a hawser to the steamer. We steamed ahead, and succeeded in running her about half her length ahead, and in hauling her head off about two points, but at about five o'clock we f
Doc. 72.-fight at Pittsburgh, Tenn. Commodore Foote's report. Cairo, March 3, 1862. Hon. Gideon Welles: Lieut. Commanding Shirk has this moment arrived from the Tennessee River, and brings full despatches from Lieut. Commanding Gwin, of the gunboat Tyler, a synopsis of which is, that the two gunboats proceeded up to Pittsburgh, near the Mississippi line, where a rebel battery was opened upon them, consisting of six guns, one of them being rifled, which were soon silenced by the gunboats. Ninety mounted men landed under cover of the gunboats, and charged upon the enemy, driving them some distance, until they were strongly reenforced, when our party withdrew to the boats. Then three rebel regiments opened upon the gunboats, but were repulsed with great slaughter. The casualties on our side amounted to five killed and missing and five wounded. Lieutenants Commanding Gwin and Shirk, with their commands, have behaved with great gallantry and judgment. An election fo
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