Late Southern news
From our exchanges received last night select the following:
Gentleman who arrived in Savannah Sunday
, having left Laks City, Florida
Wednesday last, report that the Yankee
's troops evacuated Jacksonville
on Tuesday night, at 10 o'clock, taking all their munition and provisions with them, had commenced to throw up entreatment on the north side of the town, but arrived, and shortly after wards all that were struck and their troops board three of their gunboats and the river.
Previous to leaving, the Yankee
's troops reported that they had been reinforce their army at Tybee
, to which they had been ordered.
It is estimate the Federal
had in Jacksonville
from to 2,000 men.
The Confederates had a camp of some ten miles from Jacksonville
, commanded by Dol Davis
, and an express arrived at that point on Wednesday, the information that the Federal
As soon as known, the Jacksonville Light
a Florida cavalry corps occupied the
The Federal, upon their department Jacksonville
, took with them one and twenty-five loyal Union men from town, and also a number of negroes, the whites who left with the enemy Remington
, Philip Frasher
, C. S. W. Price
, C. L. Roberson
, and O, L. The latter was the keeper of the Judson
and had been loyal to the South
building was destroyed by the Southern
when he went over to the Federal
, , well known as having been conwith the Lopez expedition at the captured Cardenas
, and latterly connected with unfortunate Gen. Walker
, in his South American expedition, our informant says, gone over to the Federal
, and had effort to recruit a company at Jackson
for the Lincolnites.
of New York, but has long the South
, and some years ago man and lady of Florida
, connected with one most influential families of that State
While the Federal
their officers gave themselves up to the licentiousness and dissipation. formant says there was no meanness to they did not resort, no smokehen roast within their reach that they rob. They indulged in every species and visited the negro hovels, when nightly held their disgusting orgies.
Two Yankees were captured, a since, a short distance from Jackson
They pretended to be deserters, but story was not believed, and they were Tallahassee
They report that the slaves were set to work on the north of the town, and that the all been placed in jail.
The Wilmington Journal
has a letter to friend in Florida
, dated about a week which gives some items of information things in that State, the most important which are as follows:
I am happy to inform you of the safety of the rifles and munitions has been brought into Smyrna
by the Carolina
, wagon loads have already passed this place, and within the next week the will be several hundred miles enemy's reach * * While occupying Fernandina
in force, Yankees have not yet ventured into the , although they threaten, I understandmarch through the State
from east to and conquer us within sixty days.
Our forces (Confederate and State) within three miles of Jacksonville
, encamping to draw the enemy out from his gunboat but have thus far effected little more than capturing all the enemy's pickets who is captured outside the limit of the town.
Our guerilla parties occupy nearly every hammock and cross-road in the East
, have already struck terror to the enemy their bold attacks upon their pickets. da, I think, will be able to take care of himself.
The Fredericksburg Herald,
of Tuttit says:
We have it on very good authority that enemy were in Warrenton
in large for a letter part of last week, and that they the Salem
road, but their destination course unknown.
They were reported 12,000 in number — but this is most like exaggeration — the advance being a corps from Michigan
It is said that the Yankee
soldiers in are liberally supplied with course money, and that they make great honesty in offering to pay for all they take, but that it is generally in notes.
A man was brought to Fredericksburg
Tuesday morning by our pickets in State who reports that there is not a Federate between Fredericksburg
as far as he saw. The man is an Irish and has been in service at Alexandria
He says that the respired upon citizens in getting passes have withdrawn.
That on Sunday morning, he left Alexandria
and proceeded to , from thence he came through Phil William
, and that he did not soldier during his travel.
That he has brothers in Richmond
, or in the Confederate
service, and that his purpose in Alexandria
was to join his brothers.