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The Daily Dispatch: June 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Navel reconnaissance up the Chickahominy. (search)
Navel reconnaissance up the Chickahominy. [Correspondence of the New York Hars'd.] U. S. S Stepping Stones. Barrett's Ferry, May 28, 1862. The Stepping Stones and the Island Belle have arrived thus far on their return from a reconnaissance up the Chickahominy river. We forced our way up within four miles of Jones's bridge, much higher than any vessel of greater pretensions than a rowboat has ever gone before. Along the entire route we did not encounter a single obstruction, and not a battery, nor even a soldier--Union or rebel — was to be seen. But let me be more particular. Yesterday afternoon, when we returned from our reconnaissance up the Appomattox, the signal was made on board the Wachesett flagship for all commanding officers of vessels to repair on board. It was soon arranged that this morning the Stepping Stones and the Island Belle should proceed up the Chickahominy and explore the rivers as high up as was practicable for the vessels to go. The light draugh
Letter from Corinth. [from an Occasional Correspondent.] Corinth, Miss., May 28, 1862. This has been a day of excitement, in strange contrast with the quiet and calm and music I wrote about yesterday. The intense heat suggested the propriety of preparing to dodge a substance. Riding out early to visit Gen. D. H. Maury, at Van Dorn's headquarters we were informed his whole command had gone out at daylight to meet the enemy. We halted to listen to the artillery, and for hours "the music of its roar" resounded along our lines. During part of the morning so heavy and constant was the cannonade that some said it was worse than at Shiloh; and most exhilarating music it was — so long anticipated, so long resounding in our imaginations. And now this cannon-thunder, hitherto slumbering in stern silence, had found a voice to answer the approaching foe, and had wakened to the eloquence of action. I could only wait with an officer friend until his turn came, and I could accomp
g.(8th,) and attempted to hold the bridge, but was driven back by Jackson. He opened with his artillery this morning on the bridge, as the rebel army were crossing, out was driven back by the superior force of Jackson, and retreated down the river. "curious rebel Document" The New York Herold informs us that the following "curious rebel document" was found, with others, in a partially destroyed railroad car at Winchester: Instruction to Gen. Jackson; received at Staunton, May 28, 1862 by telegraph from Richmond. To Major A. W. Harman: Gen. Johnston directs that this dispatch be sent through to General Jackson as soon as possible, and that it be kept entirely secret. Telegraph to me at what hour your courier starts from Staunton with the dispatch. J. R. Boswell, Lieutenant of Engineers, C. S. A. Hdq'rs, Department Northern Va., May 27, 1862-- 9 o'clock, 15 min. To General T. J. Jackson General- have just received your letter of yesterday by l
ulsion of people whom they regard as spies. The second charge is that Mr. Soule was the author of the insolent letter sent by the late Mayor to Commodore Farragut, and is the principal supporter of the rebellion in this city. Having obtained full evidence of the above charges, the General issued the following order to Colonel French, Provost Marshal, and directed him to send one of his most competent deputies to make the arrest: Headq'rs Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. May 28, 1862. To Jones H. French, Provost Marshal of New Orleans: Sir.--You are hereby directed immediately to arrest and place in safe confinement the person of Pierre Soule, of this city, and there hold him until he can be transferred by a safe transport to Fort Warren, Mass. By order of Major-Gen. Butler. P. Haggerty, Capt. and Aide-de-camp. Capt. Connant, late of the 31st Massachusetts regiment, now a Deputy Provost Marshal, was entrusted with the delicate business. He c
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