From the South.
Gen. J. Bankhead Magruder
was at Columbia, S. C.
, Tuesday, where he was serenaded, and replied in a brief address.
The Charleston Mercury
says that in a private letter received in Charleston
, of the date of June 19th, the following information concerning Gen. Pettigrew
I wrote you of General Pettigrew
being here, wounded and a prisoner.
He was on parole, and we hoped would be allowed to remain with us until he had recovered; but the examining Surgeons have pronounced him in a state to admit of removal, and he is to be taken off to-day to Fort Delaware
It is a piece of inhuman tyranny.
He is still very feeble.
His right arm is paralyzed by his wound, and several physicians here have remonstrated professionally against his being taken from the aid of his friends.
In his helplessness they have even refused him a servant.
The truth is, that in this rebellions town he is an object of too much attention, and receives too many tokens of sympathy and regard.
Their hatred and fear are equally malignant.
A letter from Chattanooga
, dated July 12th,says:
Matters and things around here look much like war. The Yankees
now have a force across the river, just opposite our camps, of about fifteen thousand strong, with about thirty pieces of artillery, some of which are already mounted.
It is probable they contemplate attempting to cross the river under cover of these guns.
If they do attempt to cross we shall probably be badly out up, as we are ordered to prevent their crossing at all hazards.
, of the 7th Florida regiment, with a detachment of twenty-seven men, picked out of the regiment by himself, went across the river to within one and a half miles of the enemy's camps, and attacked a scouting party of Yankee cavalry, some twenty-five or more in number — killing five, wounding a good many, and taking five prisoners, with their horses, accoutrements, &c. Among the prisoners are one lieutenant and one sergeant.
has just arrived here on the cars.
Doubtless we shall be in a fight in a very few days — in fast, we are looking for it every day.
Federal from the Southwest bound for M'Cellan
A letter from Abingdon
, Va, July 7th, says:
By passengers just through by the underground road, I learn that large numbers of troops were being shipped north over the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, during Sunday and Monday last, the 29th and 20th.
If so these troops were undoubtedly for McClellan
, and could have leached him by Thursday evening, via Louisville
By the same source I learn that arms are being distributed throughout Kentucky
to the Unionists, and all the ‘"secesh"’ are required to give bond and take the oath, and all who refuse are hurried off to Northern dungeons.
20,000 Kentuckians have left their homes and sacrificed everything upon earth except their liberty, to shield the ‘"Valley of the Mississippi"’ and Virginia
from the invading hosts of the usurper.
Burial of a Gonfederate soldier in Norfolk.
An imposing funeral took place in Norfolk, Va.
, on Saturday last.
A young man, member of the Third North Carolina regiment, whose name we have been unable to ascertain, died at Fortress Mearee from wounds received in the late fight near Richmond
His remains were sent to Norfolk
for interment, and last Saturday was fixed upon for the funeral ceremonies.
The day and the hour soon became generally known, and between three thousand and five thousand persons attended the funeral.
The procession to the cometary was of vast length, and as men, women, and children, comprising hundreds of the most respectable citizens of Norfolk
, moved with silent tread behind the hearse, the scene was one of meet affecting solemnity.
It showed that the people of that city were still loyal to the Government
of their choices; and that, though surrounded by Federal bayonets, they were not to be deterred from testifying their respect to the remains of one who had fallen in defence of Southern rights.
The Federal were greatly exasperated at this ‘"bold rebel demonstration,"’ and Gen. Viele
has issued and order which prohibits the sending of remains of deceased rebel soldiers to Norfolk
for burial in future.
A town bombarded.
The example of Vicksburg
has fired the citizens of every village in the Confederacy
The fact that Tampa
, Fla, was being bombarded on the 1st inst., has been noticed.
The attempt failed, as will be seen from the following extracts from the report of the officer in command there
On Monday morning, 30th June, the gunboat above in sight in the bay, and after sounding and maneuvering to get a favorable position, came to anchor, turned her broadside to us and opened her ports, and then started her launch with a Lieutenant and twenty men, bearing a flag of truce, towards our shore.
I immediately sent one of my boats with eighteen men and met them in the bay and requested that they should not land on our shore, and on waiting, the Lieutenant
in command reported he had been sent by Captain Drake
to demand an unconditional surrender of the town.--My reply to him was, we did not understand the meaning of the word surrender, there was no such letter in our book; we don't surrender.
--He then said they would commence shelling the town at 6 o'clock, and I told him to pitch in. We then gave three hearty cheers for the Southern Confederacy, and the Federal
beat's crow said nothing.
Flach party then returned to their respective places to prepare for action.
I had a part of my ammunition moved one mile in the rear and placed a guard over it. In the meantime the women and children out a mile or two.
At 6 o'clock they prompt opened fire on us with heavy shell and shot.
After two shots from them we opened from our batteries, consisting of three 24-pounders.
Both parties then kept up a regular fire until 7 o'clock, about one hour, when they lowered their flag and ceased to fire.
The next morning, at daylight, the ship seemed to be repairing damages, and did not get ready for action till 10 o'clock A. M., at which time she opened fire on us with heavy shell and shot, and kept it up until twelve. Two hours we kept our ground, but did not fire in consequence of the vessel being out of range of our guns.
At 12 o'clock they stopped firing for dinner.
We waited upon him until 2 ½ o'clock, when I sent flag, and it seemed to that too proud and beautiful, showing its barred side towards them.
It made them furious.
They then fired at us several powerful shots in rapid succession.
They then weighed anchor and in a few minutes showed us her stern and left us in peaceful possession of the town, that they had the evening before summoned to an unconditional surrenders.
The telegraph has announced the death of General David E. Twiggs
, G. S. A. He was born in Richmond county, Georgia
, about the year 1789.
In 1812 he entered the army of the United States, and on the 12th March of that year received the appointment of Captain
in the 8th Infantry.
On the 30th of June, 1846, he was appointed Brigadier.
General, and on the 23d of September of the same year was breveted Major General
He served with distinction in the Indian
wars in Alabama
, and also in the war with Mexico
, his gallantry being most conspicuous in the battle of Cerro Gordo
; and, when the latter war was closed, the happy compliment was paid him of being ‘"the hero of all the battles and of none of the letters."’
As an instance of his devotion to his State, it is mentioned that during the difficulties between Georgia
and the Federal Government
, under the Administration of President Adams
, Gen. Twiggs
, fearing that he might be called upon to act against his native State, tendered his resignation to the Government
as an officer of the U. S. army.
So high was the esteem in which he was held, however, his resignation was not accepted, but he was transferred to another department.
Again, in 1860, when Georgia
seceded from the Union
, he received to give his services to the South
, and surrendered his command in Texas
to the Confederate
For this act he was, of course, denounced by the Federal Government
and people; but it was approved by the Confederate Government, and the old hero was placed in command of the military department of New Orleans; but age and feeble health soon compelled him to resign; and very recently he came to this city to reside with his relatives.
Here, amid friends and relatives, his spirit departed, and he was ‘"gathered to his fathers."’