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The Daily Dispatch: April 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Evening session. (search)
Details of the attack upon Fort Sumter.the Fort a Mass of ruins. Charleston, April 13. --Hostilities for the present have ceased, and the victory belongs to South Carolina. With the display of the flag of truce upon Fort Sumter at half-past 1 o'clock, the firing ceased, and an unconditional surrender was made. The Carolinian had no idea that the fight was at an end so soon. After the flag staff was shot away, Col. Wigfall, aid to Gen. Beauregard, went to Fort Sumter with a white flag to offer assistance in extinguishing the flames. He approached the burning fortress from Morris' Island, and while the firing raged on all side, effected a landing. He approached a porthole and was met by Maj. Anderson, who said he had just displayed a white flag, but the firing from the Carolina batteries was kept up nevertheless. Col. Wigfall replied that Maj. Anderson must haul down the Federal flag; that no parley would be granted; "surrender or fight" was the word. Anderson then haul
The Daily Dispatch: April 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Purging the service. (search)
Arrival of U. S. Troops at Washington. Washington, April 13. --Companies Band H, of the 2d cavalry, from Camp Cooper, Texas, reached Washington this morning. Company D is commanded by Capt. Palmer, and contains 60 men. Company His commanded by Lieut. Harrison, and has 59 men. The former are quartered opposite the War Department, and the latter in E street, at the same quarters lately occupied by the U. S. Infantry there. The soldiers look very much worn down by their march They had a march of 600 miles, from Camp Cooper to Pass Cavallo Bar, in Matagorda Bay, which they made from the 18th of February to the 31st. Washington, April 14.--Three companies of United States Cavalry and Sherman's Light Artillery are expected to arrive here to-morrow. Additional volunteer companies are to be mustered in.
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Effects of the War news in the British provinces. Halifax, April 13. --The intelligence of the bombardment of Fort Sumter reached here to-day. The Legislature, amidst intense emotion, passed the following resolution, unanimously: Resolved, That this body has heard with the deepest sorrow of the recent outbreak of civil war among our friends in the United States; that we, without expressing an opinion of the points in controversy between the contending parties, sincerely lament that those who speak our language and share our civilization, should be shedding each other's blood, and desire to offer our fervent prayers to the Father of the Universe for the restoration of peace.
Reception of the news in Lynchburg — a hundred guns fired. Lynchburg, Va., April 13. --The news from Charleston of the surrender of Fort Sumter, has created the greatest excitement and the most unbounded enthusiasm. One hundred guns are now being fired in honor of the event.
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War feeling in Boston. Boston, April 13. --The Adjutant-General's office was crowded this forenoon by officers of the State military tendering their commands to the Governor. An extreme war feeling is aroused. Gov. Andrews leaves for Washington this afternoon.
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Northern Markets. New York, April 13. --Cotton quiet. Flour lower — Southern $firstname.lastname@example.org. Wheat quiet. Corn quiet --mixed 61½@68. Pork heavy — mess $17.37@ $17.60, closing with no sellers at inside rate.--Whiskey firm at 18½@18¾c. Sugar dull --Muscovado 4½ƕc. Turpentine steady at 36@37½c. Rosin firm. Rice quieter and higher at 4½c. Baltimore cattle market. Baltimore, April 12. --The offerings of beef cattle at the scales yesterday were only 500 head — being 150 less than last week --and of these 150 head were left over unsold, and the remainder were taken up by Baltimore butchers at prices varying from $3.25 to 4.40, and averaging $1.87½ per 100 lbs The market was decidedly dull. There was a fair supply of hogs, but the market for them was also very dull; sales were made of good to prime lots at $6.25@7 per 100 lbs., being a decline of 25 per 100 lbs on last week's rate. Sheep were very dull, and sales were made at $3@4, and for wool do. at