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ho were performing picket duty for Gen. Smith's division yesterday, having strayed beyond our lines, attempted to return this morning, when, on being ordered to halt by the guards, turned and run. One was shot by the guards in two places, and has since died, and the other was taken prisoner by them. As the guards had been changed during the absence of these pickets, they evidently supposed them to be enemies. Formal complaint was made to-day to the War Department by Gov. Andrew, of Massachusetts, against Gen. Stone, for, as is alleged, compelling the troops from that State to assist in the restoration of fugitive slaves. The Provost Marshal has determined to revoke all passes which have been transferred, and to punish those transferring them. A number of arrests have already been made. Seward called to account. The St. Louis Republican, notwithstanding its abolition proclivities, takes Seward and his prophecies off as follows: The prophetic Mr. Seward, who in
The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important from Mississippi sound — large Lincoln force on Ship Island — immense reinforcements expected. (search)
f Cedar Keys, belonging to Key West. Capt. Legarde reports that a large number of troops arrived at Ship Island on the 4th. The steamship Constitution arrived with the 17th and 26th Massachusetts regiments, and a regiment from Connecticut--2,600 men in all; and on the day he left, the transport ships Great Republic, King Fisher, and New World, arrived with 2,000 more, and general cargoes of army supplies; also, the steam transports Connecticut, and Atlantic, with two regiments from Massachusetts and one from Maine. The forces on the island, when he left, were about 8,000 men, and 30,000 more troops were expected in a few days. Those now on Ship Island are under command of Col. Phelps, he being the senior colonel, and is said to be a rank Abolitionist. The Quartermaster-General is Col. Butler, brother to Gen. Butler, who is the Commander of the expedition, and is looked for daily. Col. Phelps (before Capt. Legarde left the island) had a proclamation ready to send on shore