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September 5.


The One Hundred and Sixteenth regiment of New York volunteers under the command of Colonel Chapin, left Buffalo for the seat of war.--The rebel schooner Rising Sun, was captured by the boats of the United States steamer Wyandotte, in Brittan's Bay, near the mouth of the Potomac River, Va.--Poolesville, Md., was taken possession of, and a detachment of Massachusetts cavalry stationed there was captured, by the rebel forces under Gen. Stuart. He crossed the Potomac River at Conrad's Ferry without opposition, and was received with exultant demonstrations of favor, nearly all the population turning out to welcome him.--Philadelphia Press.


The One Hundred and Twenty-eighth regiment of New York volunteers, under the command of Colonel David S. Cowles, left Hudson for the seat of war.--The ship Ocmulgee, of Edgartown, Mass., was burned at sea by the rebel privateer “290,” commanded by Capt. Semmes.


Braxton Bragg, the rebel General at Sparta, Alabama, issued the following congratulatory order to his army:--

comrades:
Our campaign opens auspiciously. The enemy is in full retreat, with consternation and demoralization devastating his ranks. To secure the fruits of this condition, we must press on vigorously and unceasingly.

Alabamians! your State is redeemed. Tennesseeans! your capital and State are almost restored without firing a gun. You return conquerors. Kentuckians! the first great blow has been struck for your freedom. Soldiers from other States share the happiness of our more fortunate brothers, and will press on with them for the redemption of their homes and women.



Governor Morton, of Indiana, issued a proclamation calling upon the inhabitants of the counties bordering upon the Ohio River to meet at their respective places of holding elections, and form themselves into companies for military duty, and report to the Colonel of the Indiana Legion in their respective districts.


General J. S. Morgan, commanding Union forces at Key West, Fla., issued an order directing that persons of African descent, including those held to service or labor under State laws, coming within the lines of his command, should be employed in the quartermaster's department. The order also declared that all persons so employed should receive permanent protection against any compulsory return to a condition of servitude.


Governor Tod, of Ohio, issued a proclamation informing the inhabitants of the State that [73] no more volunteers were required for the protection of the city of Cincinnati.

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