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August 19.


The steamer Swallow was burned by the rebels, at a point on the Mississippi River, twenty-five miles below Memphis, Tenn.--A skirmish took place near Rienzi, Miss.


The following order was issued from the War Department at Washington: [62]

The Department of the Ohio, hereby create will be composed of the States of Ohio, Michigan Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky, East of the Tennessee River, and including Cumberland Gap, and the troops operating in its vicinity Major-General H. G. Wright is assigned to the command of the Department of Ohio.


A large and enthusiastic war meeting was held in Brooklyn, N. Y. A series of patriotic resolutions were adopted, and speeches made by Generals Crooke, Walbridge, Sickles and Spino la, Admiral Paulding, Rev. Dr. Cox, and others.


A force of Union cavalry from New Madrid, Mo., under the command of Captain Frank Moore, while on an expedition to Charleston, attacked a rebel camp on White Oak Ridge, near Hickman, killing four and taking nineteen of the rebels prisoners, including three captains. They also captured twenty-seven horses and about one hundred stand of arms. Captain Moore and one private were wounded.


The Board of Supervisors of Rensselaer County, N. Y., assembled at Troy, appropriated seventy-five thousand dollars as bounty money, to be paid to volunteers enlisting into the army under the call of the President.


The Sioux Indians destroyed the United States Agencies at Yellow Medicine and Red Wood, and partially destroyed New Ulm, Minn., killing and brutally mutilating more than a hundred persons, men, women, and children.

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