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The Daily Dispatch: may 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Affairs at Pensacola. --The Montgomery correspondent of the Charleston Evening News writes (May 4) as follows: A telegram received here to-day states that Brown has coolly invited Bragg to decamp bag and baggage, allowing him till Monday to pick up. His quarters being very pleasant and Washington a most delightful summer residence, the General will certainly decline to state, and then-- God protect the right! The result of the contest is by no means doubtful. Colonel Lockridge, of Nicaragua reputation, who has just arrived from Florida, states that our forces are in splendid spirits, well prepared to storm the fort, and amply provided with heavy guns, and shot and shell in abundance. Our victory, although it may not be a bloodless one, will, we venture to prophecy, be quite as glorious and complete as the brilliant affair of Sumter. The boast of Brown, when he left New York in command of the forces of the Kangaroo fleet, that he would either go to:h — for Fort Sumter,
which Gen. Johnson made a requisition on Gov. Downey, to be enrolled for a term of three months, to act as guides, were mustered into the service of the United States on Wednesday, April 15th, at Humboldt. They are first-rate for service, being experienced mountaineers, having their families within the districts of counties infested by the hostile Indians. The campaign is now assuming a shape which must result in good to Captain C. S. Lovell, commanding Forts Humboldt and Gaston, and Camp Bragg has already or soon will take the field with twenty volunteers, which will constitute a rather formidable force. Lieutenant Collins, with a detachment of forty-five regulars, is now in the vicinity of Van Dusin Fork, a tributary of Eel river. Lieutenant Dillon, from Camp Bragg, is probably before this time on the South fork of Eel river, with a detachment of troops, and before many days a detachment from Captain Underwood's command at Fort Gaston will be in the vicinity of the upper Redwo