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n A. Brown, of Baltimore, have been sent to Fort McHenry on the same charge. Gen. Fitz-John Porter, in a letter to Gov. Andrew, of Massachusetts, urges that recruits for the old regiments be sent on in squads of ten at a time, if no more can be procured; and the recruiting officers of the Harris Light Cavalry in this city send on every recruit just as soon as he enlists, without waiting for any more to join him. The Federal have now in the various military prisons and depots, at Camp Douglas, Chicago; Alton, Ill., Camp Morton, Indiana; Camp Chase, Ohio; Madison, Wisconsin; St. Louis; Johnson's Island, near Sandusky, Ohio; and on the Atlantic coast, about 20,000 rebel prisoners of war. The British schooner Mary Harris, from Nassau, N. P., entered at New York last week, had as part cargo 74 bales cotton and 100 bbls. spirits turpentine, and the British schooner Blanche, from same port, 209 bales cotton. The term of Senator Chandler, of Michigan, expires with the prese
A note from Sam. Houston, Jr., about the son-in-law Imposture. --The following note from Sam. Houston, Jr., son of the hero of San Jacinto, throws some doubt upon the assertion made some time since that Gen. Houston was dead: To the Editor of the Chicago Times: I have heard that a man calling himself Rev. Charles Clark, and professing to be a son of ex- Gov. Clark, of Texas, and son-in-law of General Sam. Houston, lately made some statements concerning the alleged death of his father-in-law, at a public meeting held in Boston. Now, this reverend gentleman is certainly an impostor of the blackest dye, as Gov. Clark's eldest child is a boy twelve years of age, and my eldest sister is but a little girl at school. I left home last March, and my father, Gen. Houston, was then in better health than he had been for years. I am respectfully, Sam. Houston, Jr., Prisoner of War. Camp Douglas, Aug. 2, 1862.
and who were at once taken in custody and marched under guard to the Central police station for further examination. A few of those arrested, however, were soon discharged, having furnished satisfactory evidence of their loyalty.--Most of them, however, were deemed guilty of at tempting to escape from the jurisdiction of the United States, contrary to the order from the War Department. They were accordingly confined in the county jail for the night, and this morning will be conveyed to Camp Douglas, sworn into the service, and made to do military duty for the term specified in the order for the draft. Two propellers, the Galens and Acme, left this port yesterday afternoon, loaded with passengers, most of whom are supposed to be on their way to another clime. A tug was dispatched last evening in search of these propellers, with orders to bring them to and take in custody all persons unable to give satisfactory reasons for their departure. This game, however, will be blocked to
with minds properly trained to self-dependence, they might select their own homes if they chose, and begin the world for themselves. Mutiny among paroled Federal soldiers. It appears that the soldiers now garrisoned at Chicago are desperate malcontents, and are causing a great deal of trouble and annoyance to the citizens. The Chicago Timessays: Yesterday morning the Sixty fifth Illinois regiment, captured and paroled by the Confederates, destroyed by fire the barracks at Camp Douglas, where they were quartered. There is no reason assigned for their strange conduct. The barracks are to be rebuilt. The example of the gallant Sixty-fifth was followed on the evening of the same day by the Ninth Vermont, encamped at the Horse Fair Grounds. The alarm was given, and two steam fire engines started for the conflagration, one of which was detained and turned back, and the other proceeded to the cue. The engine was quickly surrounded by a large crowd of soldiers, yelling lik
states that General Burnside has driven the enemy before him southward to the Hiawassee river, and eastward as far as Greenville, on the East Tennessee and Virginia railroad. The right wing of Gen. Burnside's army is thus put in communication with the army of the Cumberland. Hooker is to command a part of the reinforcements sent to Rosecrans. Reinforcements are literally pouring down from Louisville. Eight hundred prisoners, captured at the battle of Chickamauga, have been sent to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill. Advices from Charleston harbor to the 3d instant have been received. It was currently reported that Gen. Gillmore's headquarters had been removed from Morris to Folly Island, and that the mass of the troops and war material would soon follow. The blockade runners Diamond, Alabama, and Lizzie Davis have been recently captured by Yankee cruisers. Dispatches from the army of the Potomac say there is nothing occurring to indicate immediate active operations. Co
Affairs at the North. --One of Morgan's men, Mr. Samuel G. Grasty, of Danville, Va., formerly an officer in the Wise Legion, who escaped from Camp Douglas, near Chicago, has reached this city after several weeks' tour through the North. Getting out from the prison, where the fare consisted of three crackers per day and a little piece of pickled pork, from the effect of which the men were dying rapidly, he walked to Chicago, where a good secession friend furnished him with clothing and "greenbacks" to start for home. Upon reaching Baltimore he found that city in a complete state of terrorism. A Southern friend begged him "for God's sake to get away from there, as there was not one Southern man in a hundred who was not spotted." Taking this advice, he went to New York city, where there is not a sign of war, and where a man can talk "secesh" to his heart's content, so he does not go into the streets to do it. At the boarding-house there were a majority of secession boarders, who
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1863., [Electronic resource], The kindness of the Yankees to terms prisoners (search)
ver been published to the prisoners — raked up the coals in the fire-place, after the hour named, and placed a piece of bacon on them to broil. The sentinel hearing the noise of the bacon frittering on the fire, levelled his musket and shot the poor below through the head, driving his brains out against the sides of the room. All the surgeons and men imprisoned at Fort Delaware at the time can verify to the truth of the facts of this murder use of Morgan's men, who recently escaped from Camp Douglas, the Yankee prison, relates the following to the Mobile Advertiser: Not long before I left the prison there was an conference took place that shows their cowardly manners of treating defenceless and unarmed men. About the time the battle of Chickamauga was taking place their flag, erected in the centre of the prison square, was blown to pieces by the wind and fall to the ground. About twenty of our boys who were prisoners witnessed it, and, considering it of ill succeed to the bann
The Daily Dispatch: January 5, 1864., [Electronic resource], Gen. Morgan's escape through Kentucky. (search)
Gen. Morgan's escape through Kentucky. --The Atlanta Appeal announces the arrival there of two Kentuckian, of Morgan's command, who escaped from Camp Douglas in the latter part of November. They proceeded to Louisville — their homes. The Appeal says: On their way out from Louisville, they accidentally fell in with Gen. Morgan in Nelson county, near Bardstown, with whom they remained until they reached this side of the Tennessee river. --They found Gen. Morgan with an or whip in hisentire trip of these gentlemen, from Chicago to Dalton, was marked with almost uninterrupted success, though they mention many hairbreadth escapes, which only served to give zest to the adventure. They are of opinion that at least half of Morgan's men have escaped from Camp Douglas, as hardly a day passed that a greater or less number did not make their escape. When the news of Morgan's escape reached the camp, a body of forty of his men broke over the guards, most of whom made their escape.
The Daily Dispatch: January 14, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Yankee account of the treatment of Confederate prisoners. (search)
A Yankee account of the treatment of Confederate prisoners. --The Chicago Times, gives the account which follows of the treatment of our soldiers at Camp Douglas. We give the paragraph in full: Reports have been circulated round the city during the past few days to the effect that the prisoners in Camp Douglas were being shot down promiscuously and remorselessly by the soldiers of the guard, without real cause. It was not for some time possible to trace these rumors to any reliableCamp Douglas were being shot down promiscuously and remorselessly by the soldiers of the guard, without real cause. It was not for some time possible to trace these rumors to any reliable source or to ascertain the exact extent to which these abuses have been carried. --A little inquiry has, however, developed the fact that, whether the reports be true or not, there is at least very strong reason to believe them so. It is said that Col. De Land has issued orders that if any prisoners shall fall to comply instantly with any requirement of a soldier belonging to the guard he shall be shot down. This regulation may be necessary enough in its strict acceptation as requiring o
coach, and again started on fits way, only to find, after travelling a short distance, the lifeless remains of the mother, with the two youngest children. The body of the mother was standing erect in a snow drift, with the children in her arms, the youngest one being at the breast. The seven lifeless bodies were conveyed to Centerville by the driver of the stage, at which place they were decently interred by the inhabitants. The Times, in speaking of the weather and affairs at Camp Douglas, says: The effect of the cold was terribly severe. Especially did the guards suffer from it. Those who were off duty could barely manage to keep partially warm when inside the barracks by keeping up good fires, and, although the guards were frequently relieved, not less than eighty of them had their feet, ankles, and hands so badly frozen that they are all incapable of duty for some time — many for all their live. Two of the guard on Thursday night were terribly frozen and when fo
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