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in the Valley. --We understand that the deserters from the Northern army came with General Jackson's line just about the time of the evacuation of Romney, and reveal that the movements of our army were forced by a spy-who was in Winchester breakfasted at the Washington House evening before our army advanced. The soldiers say that the spy reported the same time to the Yankee commander Gen. J.'s. his supposed destination, and the force of provisions he was to take with him thereupon the order was given to fall the Potomac. While going about a few days since, those men met and arrested another spy, with whom they first been acquainted in the Northern army. They are now, we understand, engaged in out the Union men, whom they know to be hall fellows well met with the while they were about Romney and of the vicinity, but who are now, that our have the upper hand, the strongest Southern men in the land, if you will just lis to them. By means of these deserters our have alr
me Michigan troops, capturing their brigade commander Col. Wilcox. Another important accession to our forces had also occurred about the same time, 3 o'clock P. M., Brigadier General E. K. Smith, with some 1,700 infantry of Elzey's brigade, of the army of the Shenandoah, and Beckham's battery, came upon the field, from Camp Pickens, Manassas, where they had arrived by railroad at noon, Directed person by Gen. Johnston to the left, then so much endangered, on reaching a position in rear of the oak woods, south of the Henry House, and immediately act of the Sudley Road, Gen, Smith was disabled by a severe wound, and his valuable services were regret that cities Col. juncture. But the command devolved upon a officer of experience, Coloney, who led his infantry at Atlas somewhat further in the left, in the direction of the Union House, across the road, through the oaks skirting the west side of the road, and around which he sent the battery under. (Continued on Forth Page.)
nd that his brigade consisted of but two regiments--Col. Gregg's and Col. Kershaw's — and Col. Greeg's going home, his command and his office were dissolved. The Confederate Government then tendered him a new commission coeval with the departure of Gregg's regiment, of the 14th of July. His first appointment was of the 20th April, and put him at the head of the brigadier-Generals-- the oldest in the service. The second, of the 14th July, put a dozen Brigadier-Generals above him — among them Gen, David Jones, who is closely connected by marriage with the President. Strangely it happens that Gen. Walker, of Georgia, was superseded by Col. Taylor, another near connection. Gen. Bonham consulted all the general officers in the Army of the Potomac, and they all agreed with him that such treatment of him was a wrong and an outrage. The following letter from Gen. Bonham on this subject has been published: Near Centreville, Nov. 12, 1861. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Acting Secretary
The battles of 1861. official reports. report of the Bombarument of Forts Walker and Reauregard on the 7th November, 1861, Thomas F. Drayion. Brigadier General commanding. Head'rs Provisional forces, 3d military District, Dep't S. C., Camp Lee, Harderville, Nov. 24th, 1861 to Captain D. D. Walker, Ass't Adj't Gen't, Charfestion, S. C.: Sir: I have the honor of presenting my official report of the engagement on the 7th inst., between the Federal fleet, numbering fifteen war steamers and gunboats, and Forts Walker and Beauregard, upon Bilton Head and Bay Point, at the entrance of Port Royal Sound. The fleet was commanded by Captain S. F. Dupont, flage Officer of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and the troops on board the transports by Brigadier-General Sherman. the distance between the Forts is by coast survey 2-5-8 miles. the enemy's fleet had been collecting in our waters since the morning of the 4th instant, and had increased in the afternoo
rt Henry, in which five of the rebels were killed and thirty taken prisoners. A portion of the railroad bridge on the Louisville Clarksville, and Memphis railroad, was destroyed by our troops on Saturday night, the rebels, who were encamped there to protect it, having previously evacuated the place. The fate of Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland river, is likely to be speedily decided after the manner of Fort Henry, A special dispatch received at Cincinnati from Cairo yesterday states that Gen, Grant had surrounded the fort with seven batteries of artillery, and that he would commence shelling it to-day. Gen. Pillow is said to be in command there with 2,000 men. Other reports state that the garrison numbers 8,000, which is probably true, if, as stated, the infantry force which fled from Fort Henry has reached Fort Donelson, The trees for two miles around the fort have been cut down by the rebels in readiness for action, and it is thought that, as there are two small forts and thre
nation. Let the war be waxed in the name of the Constitution, the laws, and the Union of equal and honored members, and in the name of God, guided by an enlightened caristtankly. Mr. Washburne, of Illinois, (Rep.,) said that the gentleman (Voorhees) had announced that the people of Indiana were ready to compromise with rebels, but he (Washburne) wished to remark that the people of Illinois were ready to compromise on the terms offered by General Grant, of his (Washburne's) own state, to Gen, Buckner, namely: "An unconditional and immediate surrender" [Applause] Mr. Voorhees wished to explain, but Mr. Sheilaburger, of Ohio, (Rep.,) at the time having possession of the floor and the Committee rising, he was unable to do so. The House again went into Committee of the Whole, laying aside the Post-Office bill, and taking up the Senate's amendments to the Army hill. Mr. Richardson, of Ill., (Opp.,) said that the annunciation made by his colleague (Washburne) a short time
present peril they have determined to make this sacrifice whenever Gen. Beauregard shall require it. Of course, no one can expect that this will be done before the exigency arises. All our public and private buildings should be stripped of whatever copper, tin, brass, or Iron they may contain before recourse is had to the Temples of God. At least, that is our opinion. The Most Reverend Archbishop would hardly wait for such event, but promptly surrender his bells when called for. Gen, metal, from which our brass cannon is made, is composed of copper and tin in the proportion of ten parts of the former to one of the latter. The metal of our finest bells to mainly compounded of four parts of copper and one of tin, which is the amalgam of the best brass. Hence we infer that bell metal might be alloyed with a large addition of copper, about two and a half times its own weight for the casting of brass cannon. Ordnance of this kind is chiefly required for light artillery. I
cannot see why McClellan, who professed to have an army of a hundred and fifty thousand in Washington, did not advance last fall, when the reads, till an unneuatly late period in the winter, were in on admirable condition — They went to know what he has done, besides protecting Lincoln and the members of Congress and the city of Washington. The Tribune declared that he intended to make Manassas's Christmas present to the North, but Christmas came and went, and Manassas remained the town till Gen, Johnrich saw as to give it by himself the very moment when it proved a fatal gift, disconcerting completely McClellan's long deliberated plan of the campaign. We believe that McClellan is a gentleman, humane in his sentiments, and has some regard for the usages of civilized warfare; but his declaration months ago that the contest would be a short and desperate one, and his late grandiloquent address to his soldiers, are in striking contrast to his actual performances. We now hear that he
The Daily Dispatch: April 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
as late as the afternoon of April 2d, from with we make the following selections: Advance of the Valley. Woodstock, Va., April 1. --Gen. Banks advanced from Strasburg this morning towards this point. When on approaching the town,. Ashby, with a force of Rebel cavalry, infantry and battery, disputed the passage of the Federal troops. We however, passed on through the town, the rebels frequently stopping in their retreat and throwing shells, to which we responded with effort. Gen! Banks pursued the enemy to Edinburg, five miles south of Woodstock, Ashby burning the intupike and one railroad bridge in his retreat. All the railroad bridges between here and Strasburg had been previously destroyed. The only casualty on our side was one man killed an the Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania regiment, and one of the Second Massachusetts regiment received a rifleball in his sels plate, but it proved harmised. Later. Woonstock, April 2, 8 A. M. --Our guns and musketr
Fight in the Upper Valley. fight took place on Thursday between the advance forces of Gen and the forces under the Federal Milroy. We present below a copy received yesterday at 10 o'clock Governor Letcher: Staunton, May 9 Jaks Luther: Jackson's advance the enemy on Sutlingson Hill well's, yesterday at . After hard fighting, he routed them from all . Our loss is about three killed and General Johnson wounded in Col. & C. Harman in the arm; arm broken; Col. Gibbons we had no in the fight. All this morning, and the army up to the engagement if the enemy will . Hill is about 86 miles above on the Parkersburg road, and in of Highland. McDowell's is on road, near where it crosses the Bull river. Monterey, the county seat of in the direction of which the enemy is nine miles from McDowell of Monterey the country is very so much so as, perhaps, to . It is hoped, however, forces will be overtaken be- McDowell's and Monterey.
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