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n, a nephew of the Confederate General of that name. His trunk contained a number of letters for the South, one of which speaks of the prisoner as "an officer in the Confederate army." The name of the steamer seized by the Confederates at Evansville, La., on the 22d, is the Samuel Orr. She was taken up the Tennessee river. Her cargo was valued at $20,000. It seems to be understood that a large camp of instruction will soon be formed in the immediate vicinity of Baltimore. Capt. Foote has been ordered to the command of the United States naval forces upon the Western waters — on the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio. Twenty-three teamsters revolted and struck for higher wages at Cairo, and went to St. Louis for their pay. Provost Marshal McKinstry furnished them instead with a file of soldiers, and sent them to prison to live on bread and water. The Boston Commercial Bulletin's list of business changes for the past week, gives five failures and suspensions in Bos
of the State Convention, a few days since, with the intention of killing him and his son, but they were fired on and repulsed. Judge Birch came to St. Louis, and to-day returned to his home in Clinton county, with arms for the Union men of that county. The life of Judge Ryland, late of the Supreme Court, who is in the hands of the rebels, has been threatened, if Capt. Magoffin, lately sentenced in Lexington to be hung, is executed. Montgomery Blair, Quartermaster General Meigs, Com. Foote, Captain Kelly and Lieut. Shirk, of the United States Navy, arrived here to-day. Washington items. Washington Sept. 13. --Albert N. Archibold of Fort Union, New Mexico, was, to-day, appointed United States Marshal to that Territory. Captain James H. Holmes, the newly appointed Secretary of New Mexico, left Washington to-day for that Territory. The Government is about to investigate the alleged frauds committed upon it in the sale of horses furnished by the Pennsylvan
neers with his axe. At one time, four or five of the volunteers had hold of the conductor at once, but he being a powerful man, and armed with the seized bayonet. was able to defend himself. The excitement on board was, of course, very great, but order was finally restored by all, save one, paying their fare. This one was put off the cars, and the train proceeded on to Hartford. Latest from Cairo — Federal reconnaissance--Mature of a Confederate Major. Cairo, Jan. 8. --Flag Officer Foote, with the gun-boats Essex, Lexington, and Tyler, made a reconnaissance down the Mississippi yesterday morning. He went within 200 yards of the range of the rebel batteries. On his return, he was fired at by the rebel gun-boat Mohawk, to which he replied, but the shots all fell short. The flag officer is highly satisfied with the reconnaissance, and has examined all points on the river as near as two miles to Columbus. A despatch from Cape Girardeau yesterday, says that a de
army on the Potomac are now ready for that movement. Gen. Banke, near Winchester, is also ready. Generals Rosecrans, Buell, and Halleck are not yet ready. Commodore Foote is not ready. The utmost diligence and industry are being excited to have a complete preparation Rosecrans, will be ready by the 20th, Buell by the 15th and Halleck and Foote by the 25th. The Burnside expedition leave in about ten days on a mission that must necessarily be highly successful, while a fleck of boats will come up the Potomac, and McClellan will advance steadily on Manassas Banks and Rosecrans will take the enemy in their rear; Cox will strike out toward Lewisburg; Garfield will move toward Cumberland Gap; Buell, with his four divisions, toward Nashville H Wallace, Grant, Foote, and others toward Memphis, overland and down the Mississippi river, and the forces at Fortress Monroe and Beaufort will move inland, to take the enemy in the rear. Gen. McClellan will not "forward" until he is entirely
he stone fleet had been sunk but she passed safely through the eleven-feet channel, one of those left open. According to the statements of those interested in this vessel, the people of Charleston felt no alarm as to the consequences of the stone fleet; but, on the contrary, they believe the effect would simply be to deepen the now comparatively shallow channels. The West India, a schooner of 141 tons bur then, has brought a full cargo of spirits of turpentine. She is commanded by Captain Foote, and has also brought to England the owner. This gentleman asserts that all the cotton plantations on the seaboard between Savannah and Charleston have been destroyed by the planters, and that at Port Royal, where the Federalists alleged they have gathered a considerable amount of cotton, the cotton secured consists really of only that left by the planters, who did not consider it worth removal. In the Southern States, the want of tea, coffee, sugar, and leather, was said to be severel
this beleaguered rebellion, the echoes of which will be heard from the Mississippi overland to the Potomac, and from the Potomac to the Carolinas, and thence along the seaboard and Gulf coast to the swamps of Louisiana. Our land and naval forces are at length so admirably distributed and so thoroughly equipped and provided for active work, and are so well drilled and so ably commanded by such approved officers as McClellan, Buell, Halleck, Wool, Burnside, Sherman, Dupont, Goldsborough, Foote, Porter, and others, and the rebellion is so manifestly in the last throes of exhaustion, that our faith is stronger than ever, and strengthens every day, in the conviction that before England and France can agree to interfere there will be an end of Jeff. Davis and his spurious Southern Confederacy. In this view we are powerfully supported by the patriotic action of Congress, in its seasonable legislation to relieve the financial embarrassments of the Government and the country. Spee
The Federal Heroes of Fort Henry. From the New York Herald we extract the following: Flag officer Andrew H. Foots Is a native of Connecticut, of which State he is a citizen, and from which State he was appointed to the Navy of the United States.--He is a son of Senator Foote, of Connecticut, to whom Daniel Webster replied, in the Senate, with one of his famous speeches. He entered the United States service on the 4th of December, 1822, and has consequently served the country nearly forty years. At the breaking out of the present troubles he was in command of the Navy-Yard at Brooklyn, and shortly after the commencement of hostilities was promoted to a captaincy, with the charge of the Western or Mississippi flotilla, of which he is the Commodore or Flag Officer. While engaged in his duties he is reported as having worked night and day with a zeal and energy that are worthy of emulation in both branches of the service, and has accomplished an almost herculean task. He
ejoicings over the recent Victories. The reception of the news from North Carlina and Tennessee has occasioned great rejoincing here. It is now understood that these movemente are only the beginning of what is to be done, and there is reason to believe that the rebellion will be effectually disposed of within a very few weeks. The capture of Fort Menny--the official report of Plag Officer Foots. Washington, Feb. 12. --The following is an official copy of the report of Flag Officer Foote to the Navy Department relative to the capture of Fort Henry: Cairo, Ill., Feb, 7, 1862. Sir --I have the honor to report that on the 6th inst., at half-past 12 o'clock, P. M., I made an attack on Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river, with the fron-clad gunboats Cinclutinti. Commander Sternbel (the flagship), the Essex, Commander Porter; the Carondelet, Commander Walker, and the St. Louis, Lieutenant Commanding Paulding, also taking with me the three old gunboats Conestoga,
duty devolving upon them was the election of a Speaker to preside over their future deliberations. The nomination of candidates for Speaker being in order, Mr. Foote, of Tennessee, offered a resolution declaring Hon. Thos. S. Bocock, of Virginia, the choice of the House for Speaker. The resolution of Mr. Foote was adopted wiMr. Foote was adopted with but one or two dissenting voices, and Mr. Bocock was duly declared the Speaker elect of the first Congress under the permanent Government of the Confederate States. On motion of Mr. Boyce, of South Carolina, a committee of two was appointed to conduct him to the chair. The presiding officer appointed Messrs. Boyce, of South Carolina, and Foote, of Tennessee. After assuming the Chair, the new Speaker delivered the following patriotic address, which was listened to with marked attention, and was received, at its conclusion, with warm applause: Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: I return to you my sincere thanks for the honor
pper one mounted four 18 pounder guns. Our gunboats first attached the water battery, but the rebels held back the fire of their upper and strongest work until Com. Foote, with his usual daring, had brought his boats within four hundred yards of the fort. He still advanced, however, until he got within 100 yard of it. At 4 o'cloboats as compose our iron plated Western river fleet. And there is no doubt that large additions to the number were within a week made from Bowling Green--as Com, Foote says, in his official dispatch, that in the upper and lower redoubts alone there were mounted 20 guns. The number of rebels manning the fortifications was estinnessee, Virginia, and Kentucky, and were the flower of the rebel army in the Southwest. The four regiments also which fled from Fort Henry on its capture by Commodore Foote, had probably also taken refuge in Fort Donelson. The rebel troops at Clarksville, too, could have been easily thrown forward after the fall of Fort Henry.
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