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ools--10 per cent. The aggregate of the percentage on the salaries will amount to between $12,000 and $13,000.--N. Y. World, May 3. The first cannon was cast in Nashville, Tenn., last Saturday, April 27.--Charleston Mercury, May 3. The members of the New York Yacht Club met, and resolved to offer, through the Commodore, the services of all their yachts to the Government of the United States for any duty compatible with the qualities and dimensions of the vessels.--N. Y. Tribune, May 2. A. H. Stephens, Vice-President of the seceding States, arrived at Atlanta, Georgia, on his return from Virginia. Hie was received by a crowd of citizens, to whom he made a speech.--(Doc. 120.) The New Jersey Legislature met, and Gov. Olden delivered his Message, recommending a loan of $2,000,000 for war purposes, and a State tax of $100,000 per annum; the thorough arming of the State, and the raising of four regiments additional to those called for, to be held subject to the call
or proposed. That sort of business ended on the 4th of March. F. W. Seward. --N. Y. Times, May 2. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of Wiscasset, Maine, was held, Wilmot Wooby building a fire at an air-hole outside. It was discovered, and extinguished.--N. Y. Tribune, May 2. Gov. Black of Nebraska, issued a proclamation, recommending a thorough volunteer organizatnd seems determined to place Nebraska in the best possible condition of defence.--N. Y. Tribune, May 2. The remains of the three Massachusetts soldiers who were killed in Baltimore, arrived atges, and the rapidly-gathered crowds uncovered as the procession moved past.--Boston Transcript, May 2. The Montgomery (Ala.) Weekly Post of this day, says:--There is no longer any doubt as to tton, Mass., gave ten thousand dollars for the benefit of the volunteers' families.--N. Y. Times, May 2. The South Carolina College Cadets and the Washington Artillery returned to Charleston, S.
May 2. The Sixty-ninth New York Regiment, (altogether composed of Irishmen,) under the command of Col. Corcoran, arrived at Washington, from the Annapolis Junction, Md., where, with the exception of one company which preceded them on Tuesday, they have been on duty for several days past.--National Intelligencer, May 3. Governor Andrew, the Mayors of Lowell and Lawrence, and others, met at the State House, in Boston, Mass., for the purpose of identifying the bodies of the Massachusetts soldiers killed in Baltimore. Several articles which were the property of the deceased were exhibited, but failing to identify the bodies by these, the company proceeded to the vault beneath King's Chapel, where the coffins were opened. The first corpse was at once recognized as Sumner H. Needham of Lawrence, by two of his brothers. The second was recognized as that of Addison 0. Whitney of the Lowell City Guards, by three of his intimate friends. He was reported as among the missing whe
have been on the way to the post assigned them long ago if they had been armed. But up to this time, though the guns have come, the accoutrements are still behind.--Indiana State Journal, May 7. Virginia was admitted into the Southern Confederacy in Secret Session of the Confederate Congress.--N. Y. Times, May 14. The Committee appointed by the General Assembly of Maryland to visit President Lincoln and present him with a copy of the joint resolutions adopted by that body on the 2d of May, presented their report.--(Doc. 135.) The town of Dorchester, Mass., voted $20,000 for the war, besides appropriating $20 per month to every married volunteer, and $15 to every single volunteer. This applies not only to citizens of Dorchester who enlist in the town or out, but to citizens of other towns who may enlist in Dorchester, provided their own towns do not make any provision for them.--N. Y. Express, May 9. General John A. Dix, late Secretary of the Treasury, was appoint
and men under his command the thanks of the department for his recent brilliant success. General Prentiss and two thousand three hundred and eighty-six Union prisoners passed through Memphis, Tenn., this day. The men were in good spirits, and kindly treated by the inhabitants, particularly the Irish and German women. The citizens contented themselves with waving handkerchiefs and looking the interest which they dared not openly express. Gen. Prentiss made a Union speech to his men, and the citizens cheered him. The Provost-Marshal, L. D. McKissock, bade him remain silent. Prentiss told him he had four to one more friends in Memphis than he, (McKissock,) and said to the citizens: Keep quiet for a few weeks, and you will have an opportunity to cheer the old flag to your heart's content. The Union soldiers sang the Star-Spangled Banner, Red, White and Blue, Happy Land of Canaan, and Old John Brown, as they were starting on the cars for Tuscaloosa, Ala.--New York Tribune, May 2.
ent, was killed, and three others wounded. The reserve of the Forty-sixth, and a section of Hampton's battery then advanced and repulsed the rebels. They retreated to a wood, where several of the Union shells burst in their very midst, and a wagon was seen gathering up and carrying off their dead and wounded.--New York Times, April 29. The rebel General, Albert Pike, issued a proclamation complimenting the Indian allies for their bravery at the battle at Pea Ridge, Ark. N. Y. Tribune, May 2. President Lincoln, at Washington, visited the French frigate Gassendi to-day — it being the first time a President of the United States ever went aboard a foreign man-of-war. He was received with the honors paid to crowned heads, the same as usually shown the Emperor. The yards were manned by the crew, who shouted; Vive le President. The Secretary of State and Captain Dahlgren accompanied the President. The French Minister was on board to receive the party.--National Intelligence
as made this morning from the right wing of the National army, near Pittsburgh, Tenn., four miles north of Purdy, on the Memphis and Ohio Railroad. The National troops met a force of rebel cavalry, who fled, and were pursued to Purdy. On taking possession of the town, the Union troops burned two bridges and threw a locomotive into the river. Three prisoners were taken, and the Unionists retired, having cut off all railroad communication between Corinth and the North.--Baltimore American, May 2. A. G. Curtin, Governor of Pennsylvania, has issued a general order in acknowledgment of the gallantry of the Seventy-seventh regiment of infantry, Pennsylvania volunteers, Col. F. S. Stambaugh commanding, at Shiloh, Tennessee, and of the First regiment of cavalry, Pennsylvania volunteers, Col. George D. Bayard commanding, at Falmouth, Virginia. He orders that Shiloh, April 7th, 1862, be inscribed on the flag of the Seventy-seventh regiment of infantry, and that Falmouth, April 18th, 1
y 8. Yesterday General O. M. Mitchel occupied Huntsville, Alabama, after a lively engagement with seven thousand of the rebel infantry and cavalry.--National Intelligencer, May 3. Intelligence was received of a battle at Poralto, Texas, on the fifteenth of April, between the National forces, under General Canby, and a party of Texans who had fortified themselves at that place. The rebels were defeated. General Canby's loss was twenty-five killed and wounded.--Missouri Republican, May 2. General Robert Anderson and Sergeant Peter Hart, received medals from the New York Chamber of Commerce, in honor of the heroic defence of Fort Sumter. The following instructions were sent to the flag-officer of each of the blockading squadrons from the Navy Department at Washington: Sir: The approach of the hot and sickly season upon the Southern coast of the United States renders it imperative that every precaution should be used by the officers commanding vessels to continue
May 2. Secretary Seward informed the foreign ministers that the post routes were reopened to New Orleans and other places which having heretofore been seized by insurgent forces, have since been recovered, and are now reoccupied by the land and naval forces of the United States ; also that a collector had been appointed for New Orleans, and that preparations were being made to modify the blockade. This night, the steamer Edward Wilson was fired into by rebel cavalry, six miles below Savanah, Tenn., wounding five soldiers. The gunboat Tyler immediately went down and shelled the woods, and notified the people of the vicinity that their property would be burned on the repetition of the occurrence. At Corinth, Miss., General Beauregard issued the following address to his troops: Soldiers of Shiloh and Elkhorn We are about to meet once more in the shock of battle, the invaders of our soil, the despoilers of our homes, the disturbers of our family ties, face to face,
May 2. The battle of Chancellorsville, or the Wilderness, Va., between the Union forces, under Major-General Hooker, and the rebels, under Gen. Lee, commenced this day.--(Doc. 183.) After repulsing the rebel force under General Marmaduke, at Cape Girardeau, on the twenty-sixth ultimo, General McNeil, with a much inferior force, immediately started in pursuit, and chasing them from point to point, finally came up with them to-day at Chalk Bluff, on the St. Francois, and drove them across the river into Arkansas, thus ending Marmaduke's rebel raid into Missouri.--(Doc. 177.) The Union cavalry force, under Colonel Grierson, arrived at Baton Rouge, La., to-day, after a raid of fifteen days through the State of Mississippi. They had several skirmishes with parties of rebels, defeating them at every encounter; they destroyed bridges, camps, equipages, etc.; swam several rivers, captured a number of prisoners and horses, and obtained a large amount of important information