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Doc. 21.-capture of the Caleb Cushing, In the harbor of Portland, me., June 27, 1863. Portland, June 29, 1863. since the fight between the Enterprise and Boxer, in our waters, during the last war with Great Britain, there has not been so much excitement in this city as there was last Saturday. Early in the morning it was reported that the revenue cutter Caleb Cushing had been surreptitiously taken out of the harbor. Various rumors were afloat respecting it. One was that Lieut. Davenport, who is a Georgian by birth, had run away with her. The cutter had been seen between five and six o'clock in the morning, proceeding outward, through Hussey's Sound, towed by boats, as the wind was very light, and from the Observatory all her movements could distinctly be seen. Mr. Jewett, Collector of the Port, was informed of the circumstances a little after eight o'clock, and before nine o'clock he had three steamers employed in searching for the vessel, and discovering her pos
Doc. 22.-the army of the Potomac. The change of commanders. General Hooker was relieved of the command of the army at his own request. In taking leave of his soldiers, he issued the following address: General order no. 65.headquarters army of the Potomac, Frederick, Md., June 28, 1863. In conformity with the orders of the War department, dated June twenty-seventh, 1863, I relinquish the command of the army of the Potomac. It is transferred to Major-General George G. Meade, a brave and accomplished officer, who has nobly earned the confidence and esteem of the army on many a well-fought field. Impressed with the belief that my usefulness as the commander of the army of the Potomac is impaired, I part from it, yet not without the deepest emotion. The sorrow of parting with the comrades of so many battles is relieved by the conviction that the courage and devotion of this army will never cease nor fail; that it will yield to my successor, as it has to me, a willing and
Doc. 23.-the Mission of A. H. Stephens. The following is the correspondence relating to the mission of Alexander H. Stephens and Robert Ould at Fortress Monroe: Fortress Monroe, July 4, 1863, U. S. Steamer Minnesota, two P. M. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: The following communication is just received from Alexander H. Stephens, who is in the flag of truce boat, anchored above. I shall inform Mr. Stephens that I await your instructions before giving him an answer. S. H. Lee, Admiral, etc. confederate States steamer Torpedo, James River, July 4, 1863. sir: As a military commissioner, I am the bearer of a communication in writing from Jeff Davis, Commander-in-Chief of the land and naval forces of the confederate States, to Abraham Lincoln, Commander-in-Chief of the land and naval forces of the United States. Hon. Robert Ould, confederate States Agent of Exchange, accompanies me as secretary for the purpose of delivering the communication in person and conferr
Doc. 24.-the battle at Helena, Ark. Official despatches. headquarters Sixteenth army corps Memphis, Tenn., July 5. Major-Gen. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief: General Prentiss was attacked in force by the rebels, under Holmes and Price, at Helena yesterday. He estimated the force at fifteen thousand. I think nine thousand will cover their strength. General Prentiss sustained their attack until three P. M., from daylight, when the rebels were repulsed at all points, leaving one thousand two hundred prisoners. Their loss in killed and wounded is about from five to six hundred. General Prentiss lost about fifty. He has already sent me eight hundred and sixty prisoners, which I send to Alton today, (Sunday noon.) S. A. Hurlbut, Major-General Commanding. headquarters District East-Arkansas, Helena, July 4, three A. M. To Major-General S. A. Hurlbut, Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps: General: We have been hard pressed since daylight by the combined forces of Price,
Doc. 25.-the siege of Vicalb Ksburgh, Miss. General Grant's official report. official reports of the various battles, etc., mentioned in this report will be found under their proper dates in the previous volumes of the record. headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburgh, Miss., July 6, 1863. Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the army of the Tennessee, and cooperating forces, from the date of my assuming the immediate command of the expedition against Vicksburgh, Mississippi, to the reduction of that place. From the moment of taking command in person, I became satisfied that Vicksburgh could only be turned from. the south side, and, in accordance with this conviction, I prosecuted the work on the canal, which had been located by Brigadier-General Williams, across the peninsula, on the Louisiana side of the river, with all vigor, hoping to make a channel which would pass transports for moving the army and carrying
Doc. 26.-capture of Brashear City. A rebel account. Louisiana (Alexandria) Democrat, July 1. see page 75 Documents, ante. Friday morning last the courier from below brought cheering and important news. The effect on our good people was palpable, and at once every one was impatient for our extra, giving to the public the account of the glorious victory won by the prowess of our arms in the Teche country. We are now able to lay before our readers the full particulars. General Taylor, with Walker's division, fought the enemy at Ashland, in North-Louisiana, on the seventh of June. Before starting on this expedition he had des. patched one of his staff-officers to South-west Louisiana to keep him advised of matters in that direction. Information he received about this time determined him to make the movement which has resulted so gloriously to our arms. In half an hour he was in the saddle. In this way and in ambulance he travelled through from Richmond, La., to A
Doc. 27.-battle at Milliken's Bend. Official report of General Dennis. headquarters Department of the Tennessee, near Vicksburgh, June 16, 1863. General: Herewith I have the honor of inclosing Brigadier-General E. S. Dennis's report of the battle of Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, fought on the seventh day of June, 1863, together with the list of casualties. In this battle most of the troops engaged were Africans, who had but little experience in the use of fire-arms. Their conduct is said, however, to have been most gallant, and I doubt not, with good officers, they will make good troops Very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Major-General. To Brig.-General Thomas, Adjutant-General of the Army. Headquarters N. E. District Louisiana, Young's Point, La., June 12, 1863. Colonel: I have the honor to report that, in accordance with instructions received from me, Colonel Leib, commanding Ninth Louisiana A. D., made a reconnoissance in the direction of Ri
Doc. 28.-expedition up the South-Edisto, S. C. Official report of Colonel Higginson. on board steamer John Adams, July 11, 1863. Briyadier-General Saxton: General: I have the honor to submit a report of an expedition <*> the South-Edisto River, undertaken with your consent and that of General Gillmore, commanding department. I left Beaufort on the afternoon of the ninth, with the armed steamer John Adams, the transport Enoch Dean, and the small tug Governor Milton. I had with me two hundred and fifty officers and men of my regiment, and a section of the First Connecticut battery, under command of Lieutenant Clinton. By four o'clock the next morning we anchored before Wiltown, twenty-one miles up the river, and engaged a three-gun field-battery there stationed. After three shots they ceased firing, and, landing with Lieutenant West and thirty men, I took possession of the bluff, where the clothing, equipments, and breakfast-fires left behind betrayed a very hasty
Doc. 29.-Medals of honor to seamen. Navy Department, July 10, 1863. General order, no. 17. the following-named petty officers and others have been recommended to the Department, agreeably to the requirements of General Order No. 10, of April third, 1863, in such terms as, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Navy, to entitle them to the Medal of honor, authorized by an act of Congress approved December twenty-first, 1861, to be bestowed upon such petty officers, seamen, and marines as shall most distinguish themselves by gallantry in action and other seamanlike qualities during the war. George Bell, captain of the after-guard, United States frigate Santee, was pilot of the boat engaged in cutting out the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht from Galveston Bay, November seventh, 1861, and evinced more coolness in passing the four forts and the rebel steamer General Rusk than was ever before witnessed by his commanding officer. Although severely wounded in the encounter,
Doc. 30.-fight at Cabin Creek, I. T. A National account. Leavenworth, Kansas, Monday, July 20, 1803. The news from the district of the frontier is quite cheering. We hope soon to have intelligence of that triumph which has always followed in the path of General Blunt. A small Federal force has gained quite a triumph over a rebel command of equal numbers, posted in a very advantageous position. Let me give the particulars as I glean them from letters and persons who were eye-witnesses to the conflict, and such knowledge of the ground as I possess. A subsistence train with paymasters and sutlers, numbering over three hundred wagons in all, left Fort Scott for Colonel Phillips's command, at Fort Blunt, on or about the twenty-fifth ultimo. The escort consisted of three companies of the Third Wisconsin cavalry, one company Sixth Kansas cavalry, company I, Ninth Kansas cavalry, Captain Stewart, (escort to the paymasters,) and six companies of the Second Colorado volun
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