An enthusiastic Union meeting was held at Shelbyville, Tenn., at which speeches were made by Andrew Johnson, W. H. Wisner and Col. May.--On the Chickahominy River the rebels opened fire on the pickets of Gen. Sumner, but without any effect.--The rebel steam-tug Mark R. Chesk, was captured near Memphis, Tenn.
The Paris Constitutionnel, of this day, published an article to show “the impossibility of the South being conquered,” and maintaining that foreign “mediation alone will succeed in putting an end to a war disastrous to the interests of humanity.”
William Mumford, a citizen of New Orleans, was hung in that city for an overt act of treason in pulling down the American flag from the United States Mint.--(Doc. 65.)
In the Missouri Convention a bill for the gradual emancipation of slaves was submitted and defeated by a vote of fifty-two to nineteen.
Memphis, Tenn., was formally taken possession of in the name of the Government of the United States, by Col. G. N. Fitch, commanding Indiana brigade.--The schooner Rowena, formerly the Garibaldi, ran into Stono Inlet, S. C., this evening, not knowing it to be in the possession of the National forces, and was captured by the gunboat Pawnee.--Official Report.
The rebel batteries at Chattanooga, East-Tennessee, were silenced by the artillery of General Negley's command after a bombardment of three hours.--(Doc. 64.)