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eside prisoners, hardly exceeded 200, including Maj. Carmichael, killed, and Col. Avery, captured. Gen. Burnside, having undisturbed possession of Newbern, sent Gen. Parke March 20. with his brigade, 3,500 strong, southwestward to the coast, where he occupied March 23. Morehead City without resistance; as also the more important village of Beaufort, across the inlet known as Newport river; and proceeded to invest Fort Macon, a regular fortress of great cost and strength, seized by Gov. Ellis before the secession of the State. See Vol. I., p. 411. This work stands on an island, or rather ocean sand-bank, whence it looks off on the broad Atlantic, and commands the entrance to the Newport river. It is approached from the land with much difficulty, but was soon invested, and a regular siege commenced, April 11. its pickets driven in, and a good position for siege-guns obtained within fair distance, while the fleet menaced it on the side of the ocean. All being at length i
good; but this legislation disregards these distinctions and upturns the whole system of government when it converts the State militia into National forces, and claims to use and govern them as such. If, then, the Governors of the States, or of most of them, should see fit to respond to the President's requisitions as Gov. Caleb Strong, of Massachusetts, did to those of President Madison in 1813-14, and as Govs. Letcher, See Vol. I., pp. 459-60. The Democratic Governors were a unit. Ellis, Harris, Magoffin, Jackson, and Burton, did to President Lincoln's requisitions in 1861, the Federal authority may be successfully defied, and what Mr. Jefferson Davis terms the dissolution of a league secured. It were absurd to contend that judges who so held were opposed, either in principle or in sympathies, to the cause, or at least to the ethics, of Secession. The Constitution of the United States (Art. I., ยง 9) prescribes that The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall