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A company of eighty men arrived at Charleston from Savannah, and yesterday tendered their services to the Governor of the State, under the name of the Minute Men, or Sons of the South.--Charleston Courier. The disbursing clerk in charge of the Indian Trust Fund, at Washington, was detected in embezzling a large amount of State bonds and coupons belonging to that fund. The sum is estimated at $830,000. The Secretary of State first discovered the defalcation, and telegraphed to Secretary Thompson (who was then in North Carolina as Commissioner from Mississippi to recommend secession) to return to Washington immediately. The Secretary arrived on Saturday evening, and had an interview with the President. In company with the Secretary of State, the Attorney-General, and District Attorney Ould, he then proceeded to make an investigation. Bailey, the defaulter, was absent from his office, and the key of the safe was missing; but entrance, was obtained by force, and a large sum in
she sees no refuge from the ills she must suffer in such an event. Let us, says Governor Hicks, have our rights in the Union, and through and by the Constitution. --Baltimore Sun. The N. C. troops, and persons residing in the vicinity of Forts Caswell and Johnson, took possession of those defences this day. A correspondence on this subject took place immediately between Governor Ellis and Secretary Holt. The forts were surrendered and the State troops removed.--Doc. 17. Secretary Thompson resigned his place in the Cabinet, upon learning that the Star of the West had sailed from New York with troops. From Charleston it is announced that the messages to Fort Sumter cannot be delivered, as there is no communication between the fort and the city. The Sub-Treasurer of Charleston has communicated to the Government, that the South Carolina authorities will not allow him to pay any more drafts, not even to pay Anderson's men. All the cash in his vaults is to be retain
e the whole transaction.--(Doc. 138.) General Pillow in command of rebel troops at New Madrid, Mo., issued a proclamation to the citizens of Missouri, announcing his intention to expel the Federal troops from the State and reinstate Claiborne F. Jackson, at Jefferson City. Gen. Pillow's army is made up of a portion of the Union City, the Randolph, and the Memphis troops, and is from twelve to twenty thousand strong. They are well supplied with cannon, field-pieces, and siege guns. Jeff. Thompson, now in command of Watkins' old force, has moved the encampment from Bloomfield to within eight miles of Charleston. Part of Pillow's command, numbering some 3,000, are upon the Cape Girardeau road, between Madrid and Charleston. The rebels have taken military possession of the road through West Prairie from New Madrid to Cape Girardeau, and are preparing for an attack upon Bird's Point or Cape Girardeau. However, every thing is in a masterly state of preparation both at Camp Defiance
idge on the 29th ult. Gen. Wise fled without fighting, destroying the bridge to prevent pursuit. We have captured a thousand muskets and several kegs of cannon power. Many inhabitants of that section, who have heretofore been strong Secessionists, denounce Gen. Wise for his wanton destruction of property, and are abandoning him and his cause. His Western troops are rapidly disbanding. The valley of the Kanawha is not free from the rebel forces. --Philadelphia Inquirer, August 2. Jeff. Thompson by proclamation informs the rebels of Missouri, that the North is whipped in Virginia; that tardy action, like the gentle south wind, will only meet with Northern frosts, and so invites them to strike while the iron is hot. --(Doc. 149.) The Twelfth Regiment N. Y. S. M., under the command of Colonel Butterfield, and the Twentieth Regiment, Colonel George W. Pratt, returned to New York from the seat of war. The Eighth Regiment, Mass., reached Boston from the seat of war.--N. Y. Heral
inst the North and in favor of secession, so help me God. After this he was conducted to his home.--N. Y. Herald, August 21. A battle took place to-night at Charleston, Mo., between the National forces, about two hundred and fifty strong, consisting of the Twenty-second Illinois Regiment, under command of Col. Dougherty, accompanied by Lieut.--Col. Ransom, of the Eleventh Illinois Regiment. The rebel force was estimated at six to seven hundred men, and commanded by Col. Hunter, of Jeff. Thompson's army. The National force was victorious, completely routing the rebels, killing forty and taking seventeen prisoners. The National loss was one killed, viz.: Wm. P. Sharp, of Company A. Among the wounded were Col. Dougherty, slightly; Lieut.--Col. Ransom, shot in the shoulder, not serious; Capt. Johnson, Company A, shot in the leg; George A. Perry, slightly wounded in the arm. Capt. Noleman, with fifty mounted men, left Bird's Point at about six o'clock this evening for Charleston, t
approached Fort Scott and seized eighty mules belonging to the United States, killing the teamster. A messenger was despatched to Montgomery, who had five hundred men. He pursued Rains eleven miles, killing several of his men, when, coming on the main body of the enemy, a battle commenced, the rebels having cannon, and Montgomery one howitzer only. The fight lasted two hours, when Montgomery slowly retreated, keeping up a running fight until nightfall.--N. Y. World, September 17. Jeff. Thompson at Camp Hunter, Mo., issued a proclamation, in which, as a retaliative measure for Fremont's proclamation, he threatened, for every Southern soldier and citizen executed, to hang, draw, and quarter a minion of Abraham Lincoln.--(Doc. 24.) The Louisville (Ky.) Journal of this morning, strongly condemns the proclamation of Gen. Fremont, and urges the State Legislature by its action to avoid the contingency of any such action here. It says the Legislature must now decide whether it wi
should continue in their evil courses; and they also requested that a copy of the presentment be forwarded to Mr. E. D. Smith, the United States District Attorney in New York, that he might commence proceedings against the two German papers presented published there, and further requested that a stop might be put to the circulation of those papers in Westchester County.--N. Y. Commercial, September 9. Generals Pillow and Polk occupied Columbus, Kentucky, with seven thousand rebels. Jeff. Thompson was in Missouri, directly opposite, with the balance of Pillow's forces. A reinforcement of Federal troops were sent today to Paducah, and another regiment follows immediately.--Baltimore American, Sept. 9. The Knoxville (Tenn.) Whig of to-day contains the following from Parson Brownlow, designed to correct some erroneous notions that prevail in regard to his position on the war question. He says he entertains the same opinions he always has of the heresy of secession and the le
September 26. Capt. Stewart's cavalry, numbering seventy-five men, to-day encountered forty rebel cavalry at Lucas Bend, Ky., whom they pursued into Jeff. Thompson's camp at Belmont. Four rebels were killed, five captured, and many wounded. The remainder escaped to the woods. The Federal troops captured all the guns and pistols they could bring away with them. No Federal troops were injured. The Thirty-fifth regiment of Ohio Volunteers took possession of Cynthiana, Kentucky. At Louisville, Ky., W. G. Querton, formerly one of the editors and proprietors of the Courier, was arrested for aiding the Southern rebellion.--The turnpike bridge over Green river, near Mumfordville, was burned by rebels — J. B. Archer, Captain of the steamboat Commercial, was arrested, but bailed in ten thousand dollars. The boat was also seized, but released on security being given to surrender her on demand to the Federal Government.--Louisville Journal, September 28. The Twenty-first
ght him from his saddle, after which the National force made good their retreat.--Louisville Journal, October 23. The brig Granada, from Neuvitas, for New York, was captured by the privateer Sallie, of Charleston. The Sallie is a fore-and-aft schooner, of about one hundred and forty tons, painted black, mounts one long gun amidships, and has a crew of forty men, and is commanded by Captain Libby, formerly of the ship Gondar, of Charleston. She ran the blockade from Charleston on the 10th inst. She was formerly the schooner Virginian, of Brookhaven.--N. Y. Evening Post, October 24. A detachment from the Twenty-ninth Illinois regiment, and the Second Illinois dragoons, went to Shelby Thompson's farm, near Cairo, Ill., and seized three thousand bushels of corn, a large number of horses, mules, cattle, &c., and took two prisoners. Thompson is an officer in the rebel army.--Captain W. H. Parish was to-day appointed provost-marshal of Cairo, Ill.--Missouri Republican, October 15.
llowed, therefore, to interpret it in a manner which will enable him to execute his great trust with the most complete success, under the sanction of the highest authority of our own country, and sustained by the general consent of the people.--National Intelligencer. Major Wright, with one company of the Fremont Cavalry, surrounded the village of Linn Creek, in Missouri, and made prisoners a company of rebels, to the number of forty-five, commanded by Bill Roberts.--(Doc. 86.) Jeff. Thompson, Brigadier-General of the Missouri State Guard, addresses the patriots: Headquarters First military District, M. S. G., Camp, St. Francois County, Oct. 14, 1861. Patriots of Washington, Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, and Iron Counties! I have thrown myself into your midst to offer you an opportunity to cast off the yoke you have unwillingly worn so long. Come to me and I will assist you, and drive the invaders from your soil or die with you among your native hills. Soldi
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