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on the streets that Fort Fisher, our principal defensive work at the mouth of the Cape Fear river, had been taken by the enemy at 10 o'clock on the previous night. The news took the community by surprise, as, at the time, there had been no authentic intelligence that the enemy was menacing the fort with a land force. During the day, the following official report, giving all the particulars that are yet known of the fall of the place, was received at the War Office: "Headquarters, January 16, 1865. Hon. J. A. Seddon: "General Bragg reports that the enemy bombarded Fort Fisher furiously all day yesterday. At 4 P. M., their infantry advanced to the assault — a heavy demonstration at the same hour being made against their rear by our troops. "At half-past 6 P. M., General Whiting reported that their attack had failed, and the garrison was being strengthened with fresh troops. "About 10 P. M. the fort was captured, with most of its garrison. "No further particul
Confederate Congress. Senate. Monday, January 16, 1865. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Tichenor, of the Baptist Church. Mr. Semmes, of Louisiana, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, that the Committee of Finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for an issue of certificates, to be used in payment of present and future debts contracted by the Government in the purchase or impressment of corn, wheat, oats, cotton, tobacco, cattle, meat, leather, horses and mules; said certificates to be issued in sums not less than one hundred dollars, assignable by endorsement, payable twelve months after the war, and to contain an alternative obligation to return in kind a similar quantity and quality of the objects impressed or purchased, or to pay the market value thereof at the time of impressment or purchase in specie, with interest thereon, at the rate of six per cent. per annum, at the option of the holder. House bill to provide more effectually for t
Virginia Legislature. [Extra session.] Senate. Monday, January 16, 1865. The Senate met at 12 M. Mr. Christian, of Middlesex, from the Committee on Public Institutions, to whom had been referred a resolution inquiring into the expediency of changing the location of the Virginia Military Institute, asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject, it being, in the opinion of the committee, inexpedient to legislate on the matter. Mr. Christian, of Middlesex, offered the following preamble and joint resolution, which, upon being explained by him, was agreed to, the rules being suspended for that purpose: "Whereas, the ninth section of an act entitled 'an act amending and re-enacting an act passed October 18, 1863, in relation to an increase of the salaries of certain officers of the Government, passed January 22, 1864, providing that at the end of each year the Superintendent of the Penitentiary may receive an additional sum of one thousand