Portsmouth,Va May 11, 1861
Troops from Louisiana
arrived in Norfolk
The Harriet Lane
and the battery at Craney Plaid exchanged shots yesterday afternoon.
It seem the Harriet Lane
was in pursuit of a hilte schooner, but failing to overhaul her, those to have a little sport with the battery she look care, however, to keep at a safe distance out of danger.
There seems to be reflection taking the place of fierce passions and devilish hate in some portions of the North
Infuriate vows of provincial subjugation and ultimate extermination, seem to be giving place to the sober second thought, which suggests that prudence in the better part of valor.
We hear that it was not in the programme of some of the Northern
velunteer horde to invade the South
, but simply to protect the city of Washington
, for which purpose enlistments were avowedly made.
No such wild and impracticable and scandal scheme as Southern subjug?tion and determination entered into the views of the ennibugged.
The fact is, the determination of the South
, and the united front it presents, together with the enthusiasm of the whole people, begin to open the eyes of men who have deluded and suffered themselves to be kindly led by the black demagegues of the North
to effect an object, which has not truth or justice for its basis.
The election of Dr. H. T. Butt
, of this city, from the position of Surgeon
of the Third Regiment, which he has occupied since its organization, is a source of regret to every man of the Regiment, many of whom have so expressed themselves to him. A total stranger, though a gentleman, and as competent as his predecessor, it may be, has been substituted in the place of Dr. Butt
. Old Dominion.