Harrisburg, May 6.
--The books of the Adjutant General
show that 163 companies, besides the eight Philadelphia
regiments, have been accepted and mustered into service.--Twenty-eight regiments and three companies additional are offered, making a total of fifty-three regiments accepted and offered up to the 3d inst. The entire number is 44,500. Three hundred U. S. cavalry, well mounted, left Carlisle barracks this morning for York
It is said that they will march through Baltimore
before the end of the week.
Harrisburg, May 7.
--The Governor this morning issued commissions to the officers of Col. Wm. B. Mann
's Regiment of Rangers.--Among the Captains
in this regiment who have obtained commissions is Patrick McDonough
, member of the Legislature from the third district of the city.
Harrisburg May 8.
--The report of the select committee on that portion of the Governor
's Message relative to the killing of the troops at Baltimore
, made this afternoon, recites the facts and demands the punishment of all persons taking part in the murders; the release of all citizens from Pennsylvania
unjustly confined at Baltimore
, and authorizes the Governor
to take such measures as he may deem best to effect these purposes.
New York, May 7.
--The schooner Charles Dennis
, from Wilmington, N. C.
, arrived here yesterday, having on board Lieut Delaney
, with fifty men, late of the Fayetteville Arsenal.
confirms the previous statement that on the 17th ult. a body of 1,000 North Carolina militia demanded the surrender of the arsenal, which was deemed prudent by Major Anderson
to comply with, as resistance was useless.
and men were allowed to depart unmolested.
was left behind too sick to be removed.
The arsenal contained 40,000 stand of arms.
Frankfort,Ky., May 7.
--The Legislature of this State to-day adopted a series of resolutions calling for the correspondence between Gov. Magoflin
and the Confederate States
authorities; also inquiring whether the Confederate States
had made any requisition on Kentucky
for troops, and the Governor
's reply thereto.
Albany, May 6.
has received from Hon. John A. Dix
his acceptance of the office of Major General of the New York forces, tendered him some days ago.
Boston, May 7.
--The officers of the first Boston
regiment, learning that no troops will now be accepted under three years enlistment, have tendered the services of their regiment for that term.
AtchisonMo., May 7th.
--At the municipal election here the Union
candidates were elected.
St. Louis, May 7.
--The Union Home Guards of the first and second wards, to the number of 1,500, have been sworn into the service of the United States
has orders to receive 10,000 men, and he has already 5,000 enlisted.
The Home Guard will exceed the complement called for. They will remain with their families, but do guard duty one day each week.
St Louis, May 8.
--The Cairo correspondent of the Republican
says that five batteries are now planted at different points on the Ohio
, fully commanding both rivers at their confluence, and are so placed that the entire force can be rallied to support any point in a few minutes.
All the batteries are sustained by large bodies of infantry.
, of Kentucky
, positively assured Col. Prentiss
that no preparations hostile to Illinois
were being made at any point near Cairo, Ill.
There is an encampment of several hundred troops at Cornet
, Miss., the junction of the Mobile
and Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
Annapolis May 8.
--The 20th New York regiment arrived here from Perryville
this morning, and will proceed shortly to Washington
Capt. Schuyler Hamilton
, from the Relay House
, reports the entire line to that point in quiet possession of our troops.
is expected here to-day.
, of the U. S. Navy, has arrived in port with the light-boat heretofore stationed off Windmill Point
, and his convoy in tow, the latter having exploded her boiler at the mouth of the Patuxent
, severely scalding one man. The crew were transferred to the Thomas Sparks
The light-boat was found 12 miles up the Great Nicomico river.--The crew escaped, leaving a warm breakfast behind them.
The log of the boat showed that three armed schooners had taken possession of the mouth of the river.
saw some 200 cavalry on shore, and the country was arming.
Augusta Me., May 8th.
--A meeting of the leading ship owners and commercial men of this State was held here yesterday, when resolutions were adopted tendering their services to the Government
, and pledging their ability to furnish thirty steam vessels in from sixty to ninety days. A committee was appointed to proceed to Washington
and urge vigorous action.
Philadelphia May, 8.
--A party of 50 West Point
Cadets were detained here last night by the police on the supposition that they were about to join the secessionists, having received information that they had been purchasing arms at New York.
The mistake was soon rectified, and the train on which they were detained proceeded on towards Washington
, where they will be commissioned as second lieutenants.
Washington May 8.
--A Board of Medical Officers convenes at the Naval Hospital
, New York, on the first of June, for the examination of candidates for admission to the Medical Corps
of the Navy.
New Orleans, May 6.
--The blockade of Pensacola
, with several English ships inside the harbor, it is expected will cause the immediate interference of England
The largest portion of the officers on board the U. S. ships off the Southern
coast are known to be warmly in favor of the Confederacy
The schooner Horace
, with United States troops from Texas
, had passed the Balize, enroute for the North
Nine steamboats were burnt opposite this city on Sunday, involving a loss of about $125,000.