Movements in the army and Navy.
--The New York Express gives the following items of army and naval news:
All the ships of the home squadron are out of provisions.
Only for the energy and enterprise of Capt. Adams
, of the Sabine
, they would have had to leave Florida
altogether.-- Since the vessels arrived at Pensacola
, not a line had been received from the Navy Department.
The steamers can get no wood and water.
A "smuggler from Pensacola
" was selling water at four cents a gallon.
The officers and crews of the entire fleet are told off, to land at a signal from Lieutenant Slemmer
It is not generally known that the Federal
military and naval garrisons at this place have been, in a quiet way, put upon a war footing, and that the troops stationed in them are subject to the regulations, while on duty, customary in a campaign.
The effective ordnance of the Brooklyn Navy-Yard
has been distributed, as have the means of defence, in the proper places; Governor's Island
, Fort Hamilton
, Bedloe's, and other places, have been made similarly secure.
On three occasions — twice at the navy-yard and once at Fort Columbus--all the available forces have been kept under arms at night.
Recruiting for the U. S. Army at the Metropolitan station, continues to progress vigorously.
The last two weeks detachments from the city rendezvous, from Boston
, and elsewhere, were put up on the Island
The proportion of disqualified applicants seems to be on the increase.
Preparations are being made for the dispatch of a considerable force from Fort Columbus.