Northern news.There is very little in our Northern files of the 11th, of interest, other than that published on Tuesday. The following is a list of the wounded Confederate officers at Antietam: Second Lieut W J Muse, Co I, 1st Tennessee--thigh. Second Lieut J J Kimbrough, Co I, 6th Ala. Adjutant J W Rentz, 13th Alabama. First Lieut W M Hardwick, 48th Alabama--foot. First Lieut T P Samford, Co M. 1st Texas--back and leg. First Lieut A J McKean, Co A. 4th Texas. Second Lieut J M Alexander, Co K, 5th Texas. Third Lieut J P Drake, Co I, 5th Texas. Capt E M Morrison, Co C, 15th Virginia--arm amputated. First Lieut G P How, Co I, 15th Virginia--shoulder, severe. Second Lieut G W Berry, Co H, 15th Virginia--leg amputated. Lieut James Anderson, Co G, 30th Virginia--died. Third Lieut J N Hume, Go B, 37th Virginia--arm. Colonel John E Penn, 42d Va — thigh amputated. Third Lieut J V Shelton, Co E, 13th Mississippi--thigh. First Lieut C H Wilson, Co F, 16th Mississippi--thigh amputated. First Lieut T J Williams, Co K, 17th Mississippi--thigh. First Lieut J McNutt, Co C, 17th Mississippi--thigh, amputated. Second Lieut J M James, Co B. 17th Mississippi--chest. First Lieut W B Stinson, Co--, 18th Mississippi--hip. Capt J Howard, Co B, 2d North Carolina--shoulder and thigh. Second Lieut R L Warrington, Co F, 2d North Carolina--head and foot. Lieut W Quince, Co--, 3d North Carolina--brought in on litter dead. Second Lieut W A Threadgill, Co C, 14th North Carolina. Lieut H H West, Co H, 20th North Carolina--shoulder. First Lieut J Y Whitted, Co G, 27th North Carolina. Lieut James H McBride, Co--,--Louisiana--head, shell, died. Second Lieut M V B Swan, Co B, 2d Louisianan — shoulder and breast. Col J M Williams, 2d Louisiana--lung. Lieut R H Slaughter, Co F, 8th Louisiana. Second Lieut Wm E Cooke, Co A, 8th Louisiana, thigh and leg — tetanus. Capt N St Martin, Co K, 8th Louisiana--both thighs. Lieut Arnge Bozier, Co--,9th Louisiana. Captain C B Marmillion, Co G, 10th Louisiana--thigh. First Lieut Chas Knowlton, Co B, 10th Louisiana. Lieut S Herrera, Co G, 10th Louisiana. Capt M D Robinson. Co--13th Alabama. Capt W P Harper, Co H, 7th Louisiana--abdomen. First Lieut A E Knox, Co H, 7th Louisiana--fracture lower jaw. Lieut — Chandier, Co--48th Virginia--died. G W Chadbourne, 9th Louisiana--neck, died. Lieut J B Blackman, Co H, 12th South Carolina--belt thigh amputated. Total, 49.
United States bark A. Houghton, Newell Graham, Acting Master, commanding, arrived at New York on Wednesday morning from Pensacola, after a passage of eighteen days. She brings home invalids from the Western Gulf Squadron. At Pensacola all was quiet and the health good. A part of the mortar fleet had sailed for Galveston on September 16th, and the remainder, with the gunboats, were to sail the next day to attack Galveston.
The draft in Maryland.The draft has commenced in Maryland. The Baltimore American says: ‘ Upon some counties of the State, where the disloyal sentiment prevails, the draft will fall heavily. Calvert county has not sent a single volunteer to the field, Charles but one, Montgomery only seven, Prince George's two, and St. Mary's four. These counties have therefore nearly their whole quota to raise, whilst their able-bodied population has been reduced by their young men going South. Some other counties are also largely deficient. Baltimore county has but one-third of her quota in the field. Caroline has, next to Cecil and Kent, done best among the Eastern Shore counties, and has but 56 men to furnish. The aggregate quota of the State is 19,843, number of volunteers 13,343--leaving a deficiency of 6,000 to be filled by draft. The draft, we learn, will be enforced with vigor and promptness wherever the enrollment lists are completed on Wednesday next. Where the lists are not completed it will take place as soon thereafter as the enrollment is finished. A sufficient military force will be provided to protect all officers whilst in the discharge of their duties. ’ The Sun, of the 11th inst., says the draft calls for 19,344 men. Of these 13,344 volunteers have already been furnished, leaving 6,00 to be raised by draft. Baltimore city is to furnish only 46 men by draft, having been credited with 5897 volunteers. It says: ‘ The following table, 1st column, shows the aggregate number of volunteers and drafted men apportioned among the counties, &c The 2d column, the soldiers already furnished by each as volunteers. The 3d column, the net residue to be drafted after apportioning excesses:
|Counties.||Whole No.||No, of Vol.||No. to be D' d.|
The Corcoran Legion.A letter from New York, dated the 10th inst., says: ‘ Recruiting for the Corcoran Legion is progressing finely. The Buffalo regiment, which is to be attached to General Corcoran's command, will arrive in this city on Saturday next, and be immediately dispatched to camp. This will swell up the Legion to nearly five thousand men. To the energetic exertions which General Corcoran has used in looking after the interests of his command its rapid organization is mainly owing. The General himself is panting to be in the field once more, and there is an doubt but that when he does so, the Irish Legion will carve for itself a bright record in the niche of fame. ’
Gen. Cass Makes a Brief speech.On Thursday, Parson Brownlow delivered an address at the State Fair at Detroit, Michigan. At the conclusion of his speech, Gen. Cass, who was present, was called upon to speak. He responded as follows: ‘ "I am am unable to say anything. My friend, who has just spoken, expresses my sentiments.--My heart is in the cause, and I have faith that the virtue and integrity of the American people will crush out the rebellion." ’
A description of the river defences of Richmond.‘"An intelligent Englishman,"’ who arrived in Washington from Richmond last week, furnishes the papers there with the following description of the Richmond river defences: Three companies of infantry and one company of marines are encamped behind Fort Darling--There are only thirteen guns mounted in the fort, but there is room for more, and there is a marine battery consisting of three 32 pounder rifled guns. There are also four 10-inch Columbiads. The rest are ordinary smooth bore 32-pounders. Outside the fort there are three masked batteries of 10 inch Columbiads, one gun in each battery, commanding the approaches of the river, and one in front of the fort commanding the line of sunken vessels and other obstructions. There are four rows of sunken vessels at Fort Darling, with an opening for rebel craft to go through. Between Fort Darling and Richmond, five miles from the latter place, there is a single row of sunken vessels, which is not commanded by any guns, but can be protected by field pieces. About 500 yards nearer to Richmond is the pontoon bridge, used for crossing troops on the opposite side of the river, and fully 1,000 yards lower down than Fort Darling is a battery which is said to be mounted with 12 guns--one iron battery of three guns.--The Englishman half suspects that it may possibly be a humbug, as he could never see any soldiers, or any signs of soldiers, in the vicinity; but if not a humbug, it is a heavy battery which they are trying to conceal.
The Northern Episcopal Convention--report of the Committee of Nine.The following is the report of the Committee of Nine, to whom were referred the several prepositions relating to the condition of the country: The committee have been deeply impressed with the importance and with the difficulty of the duty assigned to them. They have examined with care all the various resolutions which have been referred to them, and have not lost sight of the subsequent suggestions which have been made in debate by members of this body from many different parts of our country. In framing the resolutions which they have at length, after much deliberation, agreed upon, they have had three leading objects in view. They have designed to leave no room for honest doubt, or even for invidious misconstruction, as to the hearty loyalty of this body to the Government of the United States. They have desired to confirm and strengthen the unity of the Church, as represented in this Convention. And they have attempted so to refer to the course of our brethren who are not represented here as to shut no door of reconciliation which is still open, and to afford the best hope that they may still be induced to reconsider and retrace their steps, and to renew their relations, in Christian love and loyalty, to a common Church and a common country. The committee have felt that it was not fit for this Convention to act or to speak as if they despaired, or in any degree doubted, of the ultimate restoration of the legitimate National authority over our whole land. They have felt, too, that the question before them was not so much as to what might be done, or what might be said, by this body, as a matter of stern justice, in vindication of the authority or the dignity of the Church, but as to what it was wise to do or say at this moment, consistently with our own convictions, and with a view to preserve, unbroken and undisturbed, every remaining link or tie of religious association and Christian sympathy which might be of use hereafter in accomplishing the great end of restoring our National Union. The committee are unwilling to conclude their report without one other suggestion. While there could have been no hesitation, under any circumstances, in expressing now and always our earnest and abiding loyalty and devotion to our country, its Constitution, and its laws, and to all its duly constituted authorities they have felt that there yet rested upon this Convention the most solemn obligation to abstain from entering upon any narrower questions, which peculiarly belong to the domain of secular polities. Our blessed Lord, in declaring that His kingdom was not of this world, and in directing u — to render unto Cæsar the things that are Cæsar's, h — clearly taught us that, whether as ministers or as legislators and councillors of His Church, we are to refrain from those matters which He has not committed to our care. There is doubtless a difficulty in the minds of many in clearly discerning the precise boundary line between the subjects which come within our jurisdiction and the proper sphere of duty as Christian ministers and ecclesiastical counsellors, and such as belong exclusively to secular politics. But the committee can hardly doubt that there will be a general concurrence in the opinion that, in this meet critical period in the history of our Church and of our country, when words are things, and when rash utterances at one end of the Union may co-operate with rash acts at the other in extinguishing the best hopes which remain to us, it is wise for such a body as this to err on the safe side, if we must err at all; and to keep ourselves clearly within the limits which the councils of our Church have hitherto so uniformly observed. In accordance with these general views, the undersigned recommend the adoption of the following resolutions: ‘ Resolved. By the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of this stated Triennial Convention, that assembling, as we have been called to do, at a period of great national peril and deplorable civil convulsion. it is meet and proper that we should call to mind, distinctly and publicly, that the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States hath ever held and taught, in the language of one of its articles of religion, that ‘"it is the duty of all men who are professors of the Gospel to pay respectful obedience to the civil authority, regularly and legitimately constituted,"’ and hath accordingly incorporated into its Liturgy ‘"a prayer for the President of the United States and all in civil authority,"’ and ‘"a prayer for the Congress of the United States, to be used during their session;"’ and hath bound all orders of its ministry to the faithful and constant observance, in letter and in spirit, of these and all other parts of its prescribed ritual. Resolved, That we cannot be wholly blind to the course which has been pursued in their ecclesiastical as well as in their civil relations since this Convention last met, in perfect harmony and love, by great numbers of the ministers and members of this Church, within certain States of our Union, which have arrayed themselves in open and armed resistance to the regularly constituted Government of our country; and that while, in a spirit of Christian forbearance, we refrain from employing towards them any terms of condemnation or reproach, and would rather bow his humiliation before our common Father in Heaven for the sins which have brought His judgment on our land, we yet feel bound to declare our solemn sense of the deep and grievous wrong which they will have inflicted on the great Christian communion which this Convention represents, as well as on the country within which it has been so happily and harmoniously established, should they persevere in striving to rend asunder those civil and religious bonds which have so long held us together in peace, unity, and concord. Resolved. That while as individuals and as citizens, we acknowledge our whole duty in sustaining and defending our country in the great struggle in which it is engaged we are only at liberty, as Deputies of this Council of a Church, which hath ever renounced all political association and action, to pledge to the National Government — as we now do — the earnest and devout prayers of us all, that its efforts may be so guided by wisdom and replenished with strength, that they may be crowned with speedy and complete success to the glory of God and the restoration of our beloved Union. Resolved, That if, in the judgment of the Bishops, any other forms of occasional prayer than these already set forth shall seem desirable and appropriate — whether for our Convention, our Church, or our country, for our rulers or our defenders, or for the sick and wounded and dying of our army and navy and volunteers — we shall gladly receive them and fervently use them. Resolved, That a certified copy of the foregoing report and resolutions be transmitted to the House of Bishops, in evidence of the views and feelings of this body in reference to the afflicting condition of our Church and of our country. ’ New York October 9th, 1862.
- Wm Cooper Mead,
- S. C. Thrall.
- Ed. Y. Higbee,
- Robert C. Winthrop,
- W. D. Wilson,
- Washington Hunt,
- Silas Totten,
- John N. Conyngham,
- Charles B. Goddard.