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ion.--Several shots were fired at Fort Sumter Saturday and Sunday, but without any effect. The soles of the embrasures at battery Gregg have been lowered, and their relay very much increased, affording greater facilities for the guns to assist in the defence of the batteries from any outside attack. A reconnaissance made shows that the enemy have only one embrasure at battery Gregg opening on Sullivan's Island, and that is believed has been made for two small Parrott guns. At battery Cummings only one embrasure opens on Sullivan's Island, intended for a 100 pounder Parrott, to bear both on Sullivan's Island and Maffitt's Channel.--At battery Wagner five Parrott guns and two Columbiads bear upon Sullivan's Island. The number of tents both on Morris's and Coles's Islands have decreased to a considerable extent.--It is believed that nothing but a small garrison remains on the island. Five Yankee deserters from John's Island came into our lines Saturday morning at daylight
ents, and manifested some repugnance at being the party to incarcerate Mr. Hilton in Fort Lafayette. At one of these interviews Briggs was closeted with Major Cummings, the agent of the rebel Government in New York, at the St. Nicholas Hotel. They were alone in a room, and Major Cummings forced him, drew a revolver while thMajor Cummings forced him, drew a revolver while they were locked up, and threatened to blow his brains out unless he complied with his wishes in assisting in the conspiracy against Hilton, and he further threatened to turn him over to the custody of the Government officials here. He said he was intimate with Mr. Chalker, in the Custom House, who could get him arrested at any tim Corsica for Nassau, Mr. Chalker was on the pier and saw him off, having been intimate with him while he was in the city. Trowbridge, now in Fort Warren, and Major Cummings, were on the pier with him. Mr. Chalker did not report any of the facts which he knew concerning them until they were well away from the country, so that they
arts of two divisions — Stevenson's and Hindman's --only were engaged. We had but one line of battle, which the enemy charged twice, and were handsomely repulsed. A private note from Gen. Johnston's Headquarters at sunrise yesterday, says that the affair of Wednesday afternoon was handsome. We are having a renewal this morning. During the day firing continued, but was evidently receding from us, and a few guns have been heard this morning apparently at a still greater distance. General Cummings is severely wounded in the breast and arm. General Reynolds wounded slightly. The army was moving up to the field yesterday morning in fine condition. [Second Dispatch.] Atlanta, May 27. --Letters from the press reporter on the field say that the operations of yesterday were confined to skirmishing and the enemy feeling for our positions.--Our right rests on the road from Acworth to Dallas, about three miles northeast from New Hope Church, and extends from the latter po
North Carolina election. Petersburg, July 28. --The North Carolina soldiers voted to-day for Governor.--Barringer's cavalry brigades voted thus: 1st North Carolina cavalry regiment--Vance, 417; Holden, none. 21 regiment — Vance, 314; Holden, 5. 3d regiment not heard from. 5th regiment--Vance, 295; Holden, 70. The following additional election returns are received from North Carolina soldiers veiling: 25th regiment of infantry — Vance 313, Holden 87. Cummings's artillery — Vance 26, Holden none. Rowan's artillery--Vance 157, Holden none. Wilmington, July 28.--The army vote of Wilmington, and the forts below, except Caswell, gives Vance 1,869, Holden 219. Goldsboro', July 28.--The soldiers voted here to-day for Governor. Vance received 182 votes Holden 2. In Kinston the vote is, Vance 551, Holden 35, with several companies to hear from. Lynchburg, July 28.--The following is the aggregate vote for Governor of the North Carolina soldiers in hospitals her<
inflicting heavy loss. Among our casualties, not before mentioned, are the following: Colonel Bookter, of South Carolina, killed; Colonel McCrary, of South Carolina, slightly wounded; Colonel Barbour, of North Carolina, slightly wounded. Dr. John Fontaine, whose death we announced yesterday, was General Hampton's medical director. Saturday closed with the enemy in possession of our lost works, but no further advance, and our troops in good spirits. The body of Lieutenant-Colonel Cummings, of Vermont, was found on the field of Saturday's fight. The prisoners captured represented the Fifth and Ninth corps, showing that the enemy was in strong force on our right. Many were drunk when brought into Petersburg, and behaved in an impudent and disorderly manner. On Sunday, little was done except heavy skirmishing between the opposing forces. Our troops fell back during the night from the scene of Saturday's engagement, and the enemy on Sunday afternoon advance
would also specially thank the officers and men of Generals Holtzelaw's and Gibson's brigades, of Clayton's division, and General Pettus's brigade, of Stevenson's division, for the gallantry and courage with which they met and repulsed repeated charges of the enemy upon their lines, killing and wounding large numbers of the assailants and causing them to retreat in confusion. "I desire, also, to tender my heartfelt thanks to Major-General Stevenson, the officers and men of Pettus's and Cummings's brigades, of his division, for their skillful, brave and determined conduct while protecting the retreat of the army from Franklin yesterday. Continually attacked in front and in either flank, those brave troops maintained an unshaken line, repulsed incessant attacks, and inflicted heavy loss upon the enemy. "In conclusion, my brave comrades, I beg to assure you that I am not only satisfied with your conduct in the recent campaign, but shall repose unalterable confidence in you in t
Delegates. The House met 11 A. M. The bill amendatory of the act creating a commercial agency for the State of Virginia for the purchase and distribution of cotton, cotton cloth and cotton cards, and prescribing the duties and obligations of the agent thereof, was discussed at great length, amended and passed. The bill to afford relief, by an appropriation of one million of dollars, to soldiers' families located within the lines of the enemy, was taken up as the order of the day at 1 o'clock; and the discussion thereupon was continued to a late hour. The bill was advanced to its engrossment. The Speaker announced the special committee on the resolution of Mr. Buford in relation to the employment of slaves in the army in the capacity of cooks, laborers, etc., subject to the discretion of the commander-in-chief: Messrs. Buford, Shackleford, Haymond of Marion, Cummings, Keiley, Ambers and Linkous. Pending the discussion of the relief bill, the House adjourned.
, superintending, in person, the operations of the artillery, and that a select body of officers and men, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Stribling, charged the enemy's breastworks with the sharpshooters of one corps, and immediately turned upon the enemy the captured guns. R. E. Lee." Speaking of the fight at Hare's Hill, on Saturday, the Petersburg Express states that Colonel D. S. Troy was wounded and fell into the hands of the enemy; Captain Daniels was killed; Captains Cummings and Manley were captured, uninjured; and Lieutenant Joseph Smith was killed. The Express also states, for-the benefit of travelers, that the road between Dunlop's crossing and Petersburg is infested by highwaymen, who daily waylay and rob solitary pedestrians, and urges upon all who have occasion to pass that way to go well armed, and not alone, if possible. Terry's brigade. The following is a list of the casualties among the officers in Terry's brigade, Gordon's divisio
Rev. Dr. Cummings, a celebrated English divine, whose specialty has been, for a long time, "the end of the world," and who elicited some irreverent jesting by the discovery that he had leased a cottage for a term of years running a good deal fact, so rigidly did he avoid all ostentation of personal religion, that no one knew he possessed a spark of it until Dr. Cummings announced it after his death. We dare say a good many censorious people, who had been in the habit of speaking of Pale a gay old lark in order to veil from vulgar eyes the deep religious earnestness of his soul. No one will accuse Dr. Cummings of pouring flattery from the pulpit into the dull, cold ear of death. He does not belong to the establishment, neithecharming modesty, that Palmerston was a good judge of sermons. We wonder if that particular sermon was the one in which Cummings, after leasing a cottage for twenty years, declared that the world was coming to an end in ten years. Whichever of his s
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