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le, W. Va., I., 322. Featherston, W. S., X., 127. Federal troops: number of, I., 92; navy and the South, I., 88-98; navy, superiority and activity of, during the war, I., 110, 111; troops, foreign nationalities in, II., 158, 159; soldiers and their work of burrowing and sapping, II., 223; raids in the West, IV., 129 seq.; ordnance of the, V., 123; Ordnance Department, V., 124; government, VI., 46 seq.; navy, VI., 18, 112. Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md. , IX., 159. Federal Point, N. C., Sugar Loaf Battery, III., 342. Feeding the army Viii., 42. Fennel, J., VIII., 149. Ferguson, R., VIII., 113. Ferguson, S. W., X., 277. Fernandina, Fla., II., 351. Ferrero, E., III., 195, 200. Ferry, O. S., X., 197. Fessenden, F., X., 209. Fessenden, J. D., X., 161, 209. Field, C. W., X., 107, 282. Field guns: imported from France, V., 157; field-pieces, V., 170. Fighting Joe (see also Hooker, J.), II., 204.
Murder in the West. --A letter from Fort Buchanan, New Mexico, dated the 5th inst., says that Jack Powers, a notorious character, who formerly belonged to Col. Stevenson's New York regiment, was murdered on the night of Oct. 26, near the Calabacas ranch, about thirty miles from Fort Buchanan. The deceased was wealthy, and haFort Buchanan. The deceased was wealthy, and has relatives residing in New York. A stranger named Bailey, on his journey to the States, stopped over at Tucson for a few days, and while there, on Nov. 1, was coolly murdered by a desperado named Miller Bartlett. Another man, named W. F. Ward, of Dardanelle, Tell county, Arkansas, was shot by a Mexican lying in ambush, near FortFort Buchanan, and was mortally wounded. The ball was fired evidently from one of Colt's revolvers; it passed entirely through the heart of its victim. Ward's condition was discovered in a few moments after the occurrence, and he was taken to the first hospital at the fort, where he lived for up wards of four hours in a perfectly cal
Robbery of a Government Train. --A letter to the St. Lonis Republican, from Tucson, Arizona, dated March 15th, says: "It is said that a Government supply train for Fort Buchanan, loaded with $30,000 worth of property, has been driven over the line in to Sonora by those having it in charge. The train is nowhere on the road, and had not been seen after passing Burro Canon; some twenty miles this side of Fort McLane. Application will be made to the Sonora authorities for the arrest of the thieves and return of the property."
Army intelligence. --Another unprecedented military march has been accomplished by a regiment of the United States Army. A large portion of the Seventh Regiment marched from Camp. Floyd, U. T., to Fort Buchanan, New Mexico, travelled one thousand miles, and spent 140 days on the road. This is one of the most lengthy military journeys recorded. It is not generally known that the longest march of infantry ever accomplished was successfully completed about a year ago by an American regiment — the gallant old Sixth--which left Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for California, a distance of 2,800 miles, and was 190 days on the road, of which 162 were actually passed in marching. This march was nearly twice the length of that of Hannibal's troops, going from Italy to Spain, and more than twice as long as that of Xenophon's ten thousand, and much longer than Napoleon's perilous journey to Moscow. The Sixth suffered severely all the way. At Carson Valley the snow fell for three days, and
y, which two years since counted thirty or forty ranches. Two Mexicans were killed belonging to the train of Messrs. Elisburg and Amburg on the 3d, at Cook's Spring. They had been sent back from the train to look for a missing mule. Nine men sent in search of them were also attacked at the same point by the Indians. The Indians succeeded in getting five mules from the train. A party of emigrants, California bound, were also attacked the same day; but being forewarned were prepared for the red devils, and gave them a warm reception, causing them to beat a retreat. Mr. H. C. Grovesnor, Superintendent of the Santa Rita Mining Company, and two Mexicans, were killed by the Apaches on the trail between the Santa Rita mine and Fort Buchanan, some two weeks since. Mr. Grovesnor was a lithographer and an old typo, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, where his family reside. He had resided at Arizona several years, and won the golden opinions and confidence of all who knew him.
fferson Davis. General Johnson had received information from Washington that his resignation from the Federal army was accepted. The Los Angeles Star, of the 15th instant, contains news from Arizona and the Southeastern borders of the State. Since the discontinuance of the overland mail, the Apache Indians have become alarmingly hostile. At last accounts they appeared to have full control of Arizona Territory, and neither persons nor property were safe there. The military at Fort Buchanan are represented as affording no protection, remaining close within their posts. The steamer Cortez arrived at San Francisco, 20th, from Portland, Oregon, bringing a battalion of United States infantry, consisting of two companies of the Fourth regiment. Dates from Oregon are to the 17th. Intelligence from Lieut. Mallins' expedition had been received. They had crossed the Spokari river, 15 miles northeast from Walla-Walla. A bridge, 105 feet in length, had been construct
owards a division of the State. The measure will meet with strong opposition, but the friends of a division will probably have the majority, and they appear determined to push matters. Indian hostilities. Fort Kearney, Aug. 6 --The California pony express has arrived here with San Francisco dates to the 27th ult. The news from California is unimportant. Intelligence from Arizona states that the whole country was at the mercy of the Apache Indians, who made an attack on Fort Buchanan and thoroughly cleared it out, carrying off 70 Government mules, and taking four prisoners. A detachment of 100 dragoons, under Lieut. Davis, started from Fort Tason, thoroughly armed and equipped. Excitement in New Mexico. Independence, Mo., Aug. 7. --The Santa Fe Mail of the 22d has arrived. Great excitement prevails in New Mexico on account of the threats of the Texans to capture the Government property in the Territory. A body of Texans had assembled at Fort Bliss abou
it. The horrors and sufferings which these men must have undergone, is inexpressible. Nearly all had their arms broken. All were wounded in the arms, and shot through the head. Four of the bodies were found within the wall, one in front of it, and two some fifty yards in the rear. The United States troops have abandoned Western Arizona, destroying Fort Breckinridge and the stores at that point, a large amount of grain and provisions at Tucson Mills, together with the buildings. Fort Buchanan and all its contents, and other property, amounting in the aggregate to half a million of dollars. The United States officers taken at the surrender of San Augustine Springs were the following: Major Isaac Lindee, commanding; Captains Joseph H. Patten, M. R. Stevenson, Alfred Gibbs; First Lieutenants F. Ryan, David Hancock, Edward J. Brooks. Charles B. Stivors, A. H. Pluner, C. W. McHally; Second Lieutenants F. J. Crilly, Ed. L. Cressy; Assistant Surgeons J. C. McKee, C. H. Ald
Captain Chapin. --In a list of Virginia officers in the Federal service, lately copied by this paper from the Enquirer, is the name of Captain Gordon Chapin, of the Seventh Infantry. The Enquirer, of yesterday, corrects the statement. In addition to its paragraph, we learn that Captain Chapin has been commander of Fort Buchanan in New Mexico, and, at that distant post, had just heard of the secession of Virginia, several mails having been cut off and the drivers and guards killed by the Apache Indians. He resigned his position, which was one of a responsible and very remunerative character, forthwith, and hastened at once to offer his sword to his native State. Captain Chapin has been in active service on the United States frontier for the last ten years, was with Captain Marcy in his expedition to the headquarters of the Brazos, where a treaty was made with the Camanche Indians, and with General Johnston in his Utah expedition. He is a native of Lexington. Captain Chapin
, on the 27th ult., by the steamer State of Georgia. A letter says: This morning at daybreak we made a steamer running along the Frying-Pan Shoals, just on the point of Smith's Island. We at once shipped and gave chase. The State of Georgia also got under weigh and followed. She, being the fastest boat, soon passed us, and under full head of steam steered to intercept the stranger. It was just a nice question whether we should stop her in time. Already the guns at the fort on Federal Point had opened on us, and the shells were whizzing over our heads at each discharge. We, however, stood on right for the channel, determining that if she got past the State of Georgia we would sink her or be sunk ourselves by the fort. The State of Georgia at last got near enough to open with her Parrott rifle, and, sending a shot across her fore foot, she came to at once and "caved in." We were all astonished that she should have given up so easily; but when we found that the bulk of h
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