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The Daily Dispatch: August 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], Elevation of Lord John Russell to the British Peerage. (search)
Doubtful of success. --Henry Wilson, once a shoemaker, now a Senator from Massachusetts in the Federal Congress, has had a correspondence with Col. Burnside, in which it is endeavored to be shown that most of the officers who participated in the Council of War on the night before the battle of Manassas, expressed double of their success, in consequence of their lack of due preparation.--Wilson, it will be remembered, was one of the civilians who made such a precipitate retreat from the fie due preparation.--Wilson, it will be remembered, was one of the civilians who made such a precipitate retreat from the field of battle. The Federals have thrown out the threat that the next demonstration will be conducted with more deliberation. The truth of the matter is, that the invaders, as Mr. Russell hints in his letter to the London Times, yielded to the energy and superior fighting power of the South, a result which they did not anticipate, whatever they may now say to the contrary.
following officers and seamen, captured by a privateer: Capt. L Holmes and W. Hurd, mate, late of the bark Glen, of Portland, Maine, bound from Philadelphia for Tortugas, with a cargo of 391 tons of coal, intended for the Gulf Squadron; Henry Wilson, mate, late of the bark Rowena, of and for Philadelphia, from Laguayra, with a cargo of 1,000 bags of coffee; Wm. Nichols, seamen, and Henry Anderson, a boy, late of the schooner Mary Alice, from Porto Rico for New York, with a cargo of 250 hong about some similar arrangement in regard to that section of Missouri. News from Fort Pickens. There has been very little change in the condition of affairs at Fort Pickens, or among the rebels over the water, as late as the 31st ult. Wilson's Zouaves were becoming impatient at their inaction, and were expected to insist upon a fight or removal from Santa Rosa Island. Considerable jealousy existed between them and the regulars of the fort, who are disposed to regard the operations o