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Projectiles Fired at Port Royal.--The ordnance report received by the Navy Department from the fleet at Port Royal, shows the following to have been the quantity of powder and projectiles expended in the capture of the works on Hilton Head and Bay Point: 22,980 pounds of cannon powder, 300 11-inch shells, 54 10-inch shells, 568 9-inch shells, 701 8-inch shells, 704 32-pound shells, 128 80-pound Dahlgren rifle projectiles, 52 12-pound Dahlgren howitzer projectiles, 66 80-pound parrott project from the fleet at Port Royal, shows the following to have been the quantity of powder and projectiles expended in the capture of the works on Hilton Head and Bay Point: 22,980 pounds of cannon powder, 300 11-inch shells, 54 10-inch shells, 568 9-inch shells, 701 8-inch shells, 704 32-pound shells, 128 80-pound Dahlgren rifle projectiles, 52 12-pound Dahlgren howitzer projectiles, 66 80-pound parrott projectiles, 205 20-pound Parrott projectiles, 2 68-pound solid shot, 75 32-pound solid shot.
reek sends the Charleston Mercury the following suggestion, which it publishes in its editorial columns, with the comment that it certainly possesses the merit of intense originality: Among the many projects for destroying the blockade the following plan seems to me to combine less risk of life than would attend any other with an equal chance of success. Prepare a number of large iron shells, loaded with one hundred pounds of powder and a due proportion of destructive missiles. Let the shells be heavier on one side, and let this side be fitted with nipples for percussion-caps, communicating with the charge. Take these shells up in balloons, and when at a convenient altitude above the blockading squadron, allow them to descend upon the enemy's decks. The shells should be of sufficient weight to penetrate the deck of any vessel upon which they might be dropped. Even if this plan were impracticable upon the seas, it might serve to clear our harbors, such as Tybee and Port Royal.
Savannah, Feb. 15.--It is reported that our Yankee invaders at Port Royal are going rapidly forward with the establishment of their colony, which they call New-Seowth. We see it stated that they already have a steam saw-mill at work. We shall not be surprised to hear that they have a clock-factory in operation in the course of a few weeks, and that they have set the contrabands to raising garden sass, for the supply of the New-York and Boston markets.--Savannah News.
46. Lines by our Corporal. Ha! boys, what's that we hear Out of the South so clear? Cannon and thunder-cheer, True hearts and loyal! Ay, 'tis Du Pont at work, Shelling the snakes that lurk Down by Port Royal! What's this from old Kentuck? There, down upon his luck, Puts many a flying scamp? What could you offer To stop him as he scuds? Not all the baby-duds In Zollicoffer's camp, it seems, were found quantities of children's Clothes, plundered from loyal houses by the rebels, and carefully preserved for the use of their own offspring. Hived in your thieving camp, Black Zollicoffer! Straight through Tennessee The flag is flapping free-- Ay, nothing shorter! But first, with shot and shell, The road was cleared right well-- Ye made each muzzle tell, Brave Foote and Porter I! Shear the old Stripes and Stars Short, for the bloody bars? No, not an atom! How, 'neath yon cannon-smoke, Volley and charge and stroke, Roar around Roanoke! Burnside is at 'em! O brave lads of the West! Joy
The London papers of the twenty-ninth of January published the following monster hoax, under the heading Rumored Confederate victory at Port Royal : The Asia has brought intelligence from New-York of a battle having been fought on the twelfth of January on the main land, in the vicinity of Port Royal, between Gen. Lee's forces and the Federal troops, resulting in the total defeat of the latter, with a loss of one thousand seven hundred killed and wounded. The Washington Government, we brought intelligence from New-York of a battle having been fought on the twelfth of January on the main land, in the vicinity of Port Royal, between Gen. Lee's forces and the Federal troops, resulting in the total defeat of the latter, with a loss of one thousand seven hundred killed and wounded. The Washington Government, we are informed, had taken steps to suppress the news of this reverse, which, nevertheless, has reached a highly respectable party in Liverpool, through a private channel.
A Rebel Letter.--We publish an exact copy of a rebel letter sent us from Port Royal: Oct. The 20 1861 Dear brother i take this present time to Rite you a flew lines to let you know that i am well and i hope that these lines may find you all enjoying the same greate blesen i have not Drawed our money yet and i dont know When We Will Draur eney but they give us plenty to eate But Nothing to Drink but We feel as Well as We Were half Drunk. We have had allarm here yesterday We are looking for a fight Eny Day We Dont know When We Will try our Spunk With the Yankeys if they do attact us We Will giv them sut here We have the arm strong Gun on our fort it shoots a ball a bout 18 inches long you may know that it Will Ruin the fleet if it should hit it We have one gun that shot 125 lbs i can here them shooting Survanah evry Day Rite son and let me here from you all if you Direct your to Hilton Head Fort Wallker i must draw to a close James S Ware. Boston Evening Transcript, January
The New South.--This is the title of a new publication issued at Port Royal, S. C., under the auspices of the expeditionary corps of Gen. Sherman. The proprietors hope that some copies of their sheet may reach the Southerners and show them what are the real sentiments of the invading Yankees toward them.
A Port Royal correspondent of the Boston Journal relates the following: Quite an amusing story is told in connection with the affair at Brunswick. It seems that the gunboats, after reconnoitring awhile in front of the rebel fortifications, got into posish, and were about to let slip the dogs, when they discovered a boat push off from the shore at the fort and make directly for the gunboat, upon nearing which it was found to contain a couple of contrabands, who commenced yelling: Hold on, Massa Yankee, don't fire, der sogers all gone to Serwarner, dase leff me all alone. And sure enough they had gone, and the anticipated sport was nipped.