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A night or two before the attack a Council of War was held. There were assembled all the big folks, from the (now) Lieutenant General (who practises Mexican tactics from the house-tops in Washington,) including Worth, Twiggs, &c., down to our friend Beauregard, the youngest officer in the room. The debate went on for hours. Scott was solitary in his opinion. Every other officer present, except one, had spoken, and all concurred in their views. The silent one was Beauregard. At last Gen, Pierce crossed over and said, "You have not expressed an opinion." "I have not been called on," said Beauregard. "You shall be, however," said Pierce; and soon resuming his seat, announced that Lieutenant Beauregard had not given his opinion. Being then called out, he remarked, that if the plan which had received the assent of all but the commanding General was carried into effect, it would prove disastrous. It would be another Churubusco affair. He then detailed the objections to it at
ng the rights of the South. Drunkenness stalks onward in Philadelphia; sixty-one drunkards out of seventy-one arrests made in twenty-four hours, ending Thursday noon. The newspapers advocate a tread-mill as a remedy. The houses of Bishop Polk, of Louisiana, and Bishop Elliott, of Georgia, at University Place, in the former State, were set on fire and burnt to the ground on the night of the 11th inst. Lieut. Custis Lee, lately stationed at Fort Washington, on the Potomac, son of Gen Robert E. Lee, has resigned his commission in the U. S. Army. The House of Representatives of Pennsylvania has refused to permit the banks of that State to issue bills of a less denomination than $5. Mayor Wood, John Cochrane, John A. Dix, Daniel S. Dickenson, of New York, formerly friends of the South, have come out for supporting Lincoln's Administration. George W. and Henry Coher were executed in Warren, Ark., a few days ago, for the murder of a small negro. The Rev. He
hat you like, and send the rest me. Give Major Anderson notice to quit. It that won't do, put your man in possession. L. P. Walker, Secretary of War. Montgomery, April 10. [No. 3] L. P. Walker, Secretary of War:-- Luncheon is ordered at 12 o'clock. G. F. Beauregard. Charleston, April 10 [No. 4] L. P.Walker, Secretary of War:-- Demand sent at twelve. Allowed till six o'clock for dinner. G. F. Beauregard Charleston, April 11 [No. 5] Gen Beauregard, Charleston:-- Telegraph what Major Anderson says to that. L. P.Walker, Secretary of War. Montgomery, April 11. [No. 6] L. P.Walker, Secretary of War:-- Major Anderson replies--"I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication demanding me to evacuate this fort, and to dine before six, without waiting to receive supplies. I regret that my obligations to my Government and my own digestive organs prevent my compliance " He adds, "I will await the
Federal troops in the field. --It is estimated that the force of Federal troops now in service at the different points, which may be considered seats of war, amounts to about 94,000, and this does not include the men in the various camps, whose location is not yet decided upon. This force is stationed and commanded as follows: Location.Commander.No. of men. South side of Potomac.Brig. Gen, McDowell,21,000 Washington, &c.Brig.Gen.Mansfield.22,000 Fortress. Monroe.Maj. Gen. Butler9,000 Penn'a, West.Maj.Gen. Kerm10,000 Cincin'ti & West Va.Maj. Gen McClelland13,000 Cairo and vicinityBrig. Gen. Prenties5,000 Baltimore, &c.Br. Gen. Cadwallader6,000 Philadelphia, &c.Maj. Gen. Patterson3,000 Total95,000
Gen. Wise a horse "Legion" --An interesting ceremony took place at Staunton, Va., last Wednesday, on the occasion of the presentation of a beautiful blood bay to Gen Henry A. Wise. The horse has been named "Legion" Gen W. says his speed shall never be tested in running away from the enemy. Gen. Wise a horse "Legion" --An interesting ceremony took place at Staunton, Va., last Wednesday, on the occasion of the presentation of a beautiful blood bay to Gen Henry A. Wise. The horse has been named "Legion" Gen W. says his speed shall never be tested in running away from the enemy.
Telegraphic items. By way of Nashville, Tenn., we have the following: From Washington. Washington, June 21.--Wm. Porter Miles, of Louisiana, is appointed Consul to Tripoli. A battle between McDowell's division and the Southerners at Vienna is deemed inevitable to-morrow. It is now evident that the main blow of the Federals will be struck from Washington with 45,000 men. There is surprise in some quarters that Gen, Scott does not prevent the erection of batteries at various points on the right bank of the Potomac. Washington,June 22.--A requisition will be sent to Indiana for four additional regiments. It is believed that the Government here will not interfere with the due course of law in the case of the privateer Savannah. The case of the condemned schooner Tropic Wind will probably be appealed to the United States Court. It is said that Crittenden will offer his compromise to Congress, coupled with a threat of the secession of Kentucky
will probably be shot. John M. Stonebracker, a prominent Secessionist, who held a commission in the Virginia militia, endeavored to get his company in the Confederate service. Failing to do this he supplied Gen. Johnson's troops with provisions at the Ferry, he having two brothers in the Confederate army. He came into Maryland on Friday, and was arrested by order of Gen. Negley, at his mother's house, at Sharpsburg, where he was concealed under a sofa. He is now under strict guard at Gen, Negley's quarters, and, it is said, there is the most direct evidence against him. Proclamation of Gen. M'Clellan. Grafton, June 23. --General McClellan has issued a proclamation, assuring the people of Western Virginia that the pledges of his proclamation of May 26th will be faithfully carried out. He concludes:--"To my great regret I find that the enemies of the United States continue to carry on a system of hostilities prohibited by the laws of war among belligerent nations, and
The romance of Mendacitt. --Under this heading, the New Orleans Picayune of Friday last thus explodes one of the falsehoods so extensively circulated throughout yankee dom: The New York Times, of the 90th inst., alluding to the proclamation recently issued to the people of Virginia by Gen. Beauregard, and the terms of depreciation he uses towards the Northern volunteers, undertakes to convict Gen. B. of inconsistency, by stating that "when the South had determined on war, he sent his wife to Massachusetts, where she still remains." We need hardly say to our readers that the lady alluded to is now in this city, from which she has never for a day been absent since the war commenced. Yet such is notoriously the simple fact.
The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1861.., [Electronic resource], The recent flag of truce from President Davis to Abraham Lincoln. (search)
t three miles from the junction, from which place I sent back my escort. Captain Whipple, U. S. A., accompanied me to Arlington, where I arrived about 4 o'clock P. M., Monday, the 8th. Gen. McDowell not being at Arlington, my arrival was telegraphed him to Washington City. About 9 o'clock P. M., Col. Van Renslaer, senior aide-de-camp to Gen. Scott, was sent to convey me to Gen. Scott's headquarters, where I found General McDowell, to whom I delivered Gen. Beauregard's letter. After reading Gen. B's letter he passed it to Gen. Scott, who being informed in this letter, that I desired to deliver your communication in person received it of me.--After reading your communication to Mr. Lincoln, General Scott informed me that a reply would be returned by Mr. Lincoln as soon as possible — and at the same time instructed me to return to Arlington with Gen. McDowell, thence to proceed in the morning back to our lines, which I did, under an escort of twenty United States cavalry, commanded by
Unday's work — destruction of Scott'sregular army. "Send me good troops, not volunteers."--There were the words of General Scott to the Government, during his unlucky wars in Florida; and this was the sentiment on which he acted in preparing for the great encounter with the South on Sunday last. He had collected at Washington all the troops of the regular army on the east of the Rocky Mountains. The forces from Jefferson Barracks and from St. Louis, with which Gen Lyon had been hectoring for two months over the people of Missouri had been brought to the Potomac. The three batteries of the regular army that had been sent to aid the column of Patterson in its projected march into the valley of Virginia — a march, however, which Patterson did not effect — had been brought down for the work of Sunday, by a cunning stroke of strategy. The whole forces of regular troops that had been collecting by degrees in Washington since February last, had been marshalled for this special serv<
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