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on the defensive, and fortifying. A gentleman, in the confidence of General Schoepff, writes (same date) that Gen. Zollicoffer is fortifying at Fishing Creek, five miles west of Somerset. Dr. John Jackson, without provocation, shot and severely wounded a Minnesota soldier, who went to his house, near Springfield, to buy hay. Jackson was arrested, taken to Lebanon, and probably tried by military law. He was a Douglas elector of the Ashland district, and a brother of him who shot Ellsworth. Vague rumors are afloat of a fight at Mumfordsville, between General McCook's division and the enemy, but they are not credited. Paris, Ky., Dec. 14.--Abe Spears and Dani, Helber, two most prominent Secessionists of this county, were killed about 5 o'clock this morning. Helber shot a soldier through the head, killing him, when one of the soldiers' comrades killed both Helber and Spears. The fracas originated by a man named Rodgers attempting to get out of town with contraband
ent that General Wool gave notice to the authorities of Norfolk to remove all their women and children from the place is not true, nor was there any preparation of our vessels in the vicinity of Fortress Monroe for operations against Norfolk. Arrival of a contraband. A middle-aged female contraband this morning came within the picket lines of Gen. McCall. She says she is the slave of Mr. Jackson, brother of the Jackson who kept the Marshall House in Alexandria, and who killed Colonel Ellsworth. She was brought to this city and committed to the capital prison. Reconnaissance towards Fairfax Courthouse. Capt. Mott, of Mott's battery, attached to Gen. Smith's division, in defiance of rain, darkness and mud, started out last evening on a reconnaissance towards Fairfax Courthouse, accompanied by Col. Lord and a detachment of dragoons. He returned a little after daylight this morning. They scouted first about Hunter's Mills, and around Peacock and Freedom hills. Disgu
ory, South Carolina included, and that no State court can say that the citizens of South Carolina, though having levied actual war against the General Government, are alien enemies. There is a sense in which this reply is technically correct, but it is not the sense in which is founded the rule which in any case makes the defence spoken of a valid one. An enemy is not allowed to enforce (in our courts) the collection of any claims against our own citizens, because (in the words of Chief Justice Ellsworth, in the case of Hamilton against Eaton, before the United States Circuit Court in North Carolina in 1792) "it would be dangerous to admit him into the country or to correspond with agents in it; and also because a transfer of treasure from the country to his would diminish the ability of the former and increase that of the latter to prosecute the war." The whole ground of excluding a public enemy from our courts is one exclusively of public policy, and whenever public policy would c
an early day. Washington, Feb. 21. --The reception of Gen. McClellan by the troops in Gen. Porter's division, on his visit to Rall's Ill yesterday, was of the most enthusiastic description. He was accompanied by Colonels Colburn and Sweitner, Count De Pairs, Duc de Charters and other members of his staff, and a strong escort of the regular cavalry. After halting a few minutes at the headquarters of Gen. Fitz John Porter, the General visited the camp of the New York Forty-fourth (Ellsworth's Avengers) and witnessed a bayonet drill by that regiment. After the drill Gen. McClellan summoned the officers of the regiment to his presence and complimented them upon the recent extraordinary march of their command, thirty-five miles, over Miner's Hill, towards Fairfax Court House, which, in the state of the roads at the time, he considered very creditable to the troops, from the manner it which it which it was done and the good condition in which they returned. He also carried them
The Daily Dispatch: may 27, 1862., [Electronic resource], The U. S. Flag in the Revolution of 1861. (search)
the Revolution of 1861." a portion of which we copy: The attempts to re-establish the supremacy of that flag in the South have been peculiarly unfortunate Southern soil was first invaded in the occupation of Alexandria. The first act of Col. Ellsworth, on entering the city, was to tear down the Confederate flag upon the Marshall House — but he paid the penalty of his life. The bosom friend of Abraham Lincoln was the only man in his regiment killed at the time, and he lost his life in the ze it was noticed that in the confusion of arranging it, it had been raised "Union down," a signal of distress! Another man was sent up to remedy the mistake, and he fell and was crippled. It may be remarked, that in this chapter of accidents Ellsworth's Zouaves, the first regiment that invaded Virginia, has since been almost completely annihilated. The first battle fought on behalf of that doomed flag was at Bethel. God protected our men — only a single one was killed. The loss of its
ant retribution as near in kind as possible by the Southern Government. The war began in a spirit and with declarations that would have warranted the South at the start in hanging out the black flag, and in neither giving nor asking quarter. The infernal beastliness openly proclaimed in the streets of New York and the bellish cruelties threatened by the Yankee Congress warranted such a resistance on the part of the South as that to which Jackson sounded the key note when he shot down Ellsworth in Alexandria. The Grand Army scathe to Manassas with handcuffs and halters, and, if they had succeeded in that battle, the citizens of Richmond and of all Virginia would soon have understood the purposes for which those instruments were intended. It is true that sobered by defeat, they have since that time disclaimed sundry brutalities, so shockingly beastly that the whole world cried out against them, but have they ever relinquished their bloody and inhumen purposes?, Do they not still
desired to have nothing whatever to do with the negroes, he soon betrayed his promises, by the publication of a circular, in which he commanded all slaves coming within his lines to report to him at the Trotting Park, and added that he had provided places for them. He fell at the battle of Malvern Hill, pierced through the heart by a bullet, and some of his regiment who were taken prisoners state that he died without a struggle. Wyman had the reputation of being an excellent officer, his regiment being considered the best drilled in McClellan's army, He was a man of loose morals, however, and his fall in battle will cause but little regret in Massachusetts and New York, where he is best known. The New York World states, that among the killed in the necent battle before Richmond was Lieut. Frank, of the 11th regular infantry, well known as having killed Jackson in Alexandria at the time Colonel Ellsworth met his death. He was given the appointment by Lincoln for the deed.
althy; so I contented myself with passing look at your noble countenance. How handsome you have grown, George. "The Captain with his whiskers took a sly glance at me," (Old song.) George, your detectives ain't worth a damn. I splurged around in Cincinnati for a week or more before coming to your city. Burny's orders have not killed all the secesh there yet.--Didn't they spread themselves to put me through in royal old style! I came to your office, old fell, bought a newspaper, saw Ellsworth's lightning machine, and several other curiosities you have there; adjourned to Walker's, took a mint julep; went to Hotel de Raine, took several juleps. Mighty refreshing, George, after an absence in Dixie for several years. Mr. Bragg don't allow any such luxuries in his department, you know. You may want to know what the hell I was doing up here. I will tell you; I will tell you all the particulars. I was gobbled up at Burlington's Island. Having on a very genteel suit of citiz
ome rebels seized him and ordered him to take the oath of allegiance, which he declined, no doubt very decidedly, when they shot him. Mr. Boucher was one of the original Liberty party men of Ohio--one of the old anti-slavery vanguard. "A Mr. Ellsworth, who, several years ago, removed from near Catawba to Missouri, was, a short time since, killed by a band of guerrillas, who demanded his best horse, and, after being saddled and bridled and delivered into their hands, turned as they were aboucher was one of the original Liberty party men of Ohio--one of the old anti-slavery vanguard. "A Mr. Ellsworth, who, several years ago, removed from near Catawba to Missouri, was, a short time since, killed by a band of guerrillas, who demanded his best horse, and, after being saddled and bridled and delivered into their hands, turned as they were about to start and shot him through the head, instantly killing him. Mrs. Ellsworth has returned to her friends, and relates the sad story."
scaped from the burning barrels poured over into Ninth street and down to Federal, filling the entire street with a lake of fire, and igniting the houses upon both sides of Ninth street for two squares, and carrying devastation into Washington, Ellsworth and Federal streets, both above and below Ninth street. An eye-witness, who was upon the spot when the oil poured out into the street, describes the fierce body of flame as resembling a screw in its progress; it first whirled up Ninth streed under the ruins. Nearly every house from Washington street to Federal, a distance of two squares, is burned, with all their contents, nothing but the bare walls remaining this morning. The same scene of ruin is presented on Washington, Ellsworth and Federal streets, both above and below Ninth street. The entire number of buildings burned is about forty-seven. It may be stated that the whole of the property destroyed was involved in flames within the space of thirty minutes. The st
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