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assas Junction; the other retreating through London county toward Leesburg. Before leaving Harper's Ferry the Confederates destroyed all the public property in the vicinity. The fine bridge, including the Winchester span, over one thousand feet in length, was burnt. An attempt was made to blow up the piers. The Government Armory buildings were burnt. The machinery had previously been removed to Richmond. The railroad bridge at Martinsburg and the turnpike bridge over the Potomac at Shepherdstown were also destroyed.--Baltimore American, June 15.--(Doc. 264.) Gov. Jackson, of Missouri, having learned that Gen. Lyon was on the way to attack him at Jefferson city, evacuated that place. Soon after sunrise but few of the rebels were to be found in the town. Orders were given by Governor Jackson for the destruction of the Moreau Bridge, four miles down the Missouri, and Gen. Sterling Price attended to the demolition of the telegraph. All the cars and locomotives that could be
ange, and delivered them at Fort McHenry. He also arrested Messrs. Dennison, Quinlan, and Dr. Lynch, members of the Legislature from Baltimore County; Henry M. Warfield, Dr. J. Hansom, Thomas and John C. Brune, members of the Legislature from Baltimore City; also Thomas J. Hall, Jr., editor of the Baltimore South. All the arrests were made pursuant to orders from the United States War Department.--N. Y. Evening Post, September 13. The rebels appeared to-day in large numbers in Shepherdstown, Virginia, and commenced firing on the Unionists on the Maryland side of the Potomac. Several cannon were brought out. When the Unionists, under command of Colonel Anderson, brought two of their guns to bear upon them from Loudon Hill, opposite the town, and opened with ball and grape they soon silenced the rebel battery and destroyed several houses. A flag of truce was sent from the rebels, proposing a cessation of firing.--N. Y. Herald, Sept. 19. This afternoon the rebel steamer Yo
under Major Withers, Tenth Virginia, and driven nine miles, when, the rebels being reenforced, the Unionists retired, but being in their turn pursued, and being greatly outnumbered, they abandoned their position and fell back to Bulltown.--Wheeling Intelligencer. Colonel Switzer, Sixty-second Pennsylvania, in command of his own regiment, with a section of the First New York artillery, and Griffin's brigade, crossed the Potomac from Maryland into Virginia at Reynolds's Ford, below Shepherdstown, Va., and captured over four hundred rifles, mostly marked London, 1862, and a twelve-pounder rifled brass cannon of English manufacture. The capture was accomplished without firing a shot; the rebel pickets falling back as the Union men advanced. The One Hundred and Forty-ninth (Fourth Onondaga) regiment, nine hundred strong, commanded by Col. Henry A. Barnum, left Syracuse for Washington at nine o'clock this morning. They went by way of Geneva, Elmira and Harrisburgh through Baltim
sued a proclamation at Bardstown, Ky., calling upon the people of the State to arise for the defence of the rights of the Confederacy, and no longer to submit to make themselves instruments in the hands of New England to make war upon our own interests, and upon the interests of our brothers of the South. To-day a force of Union troops consisting of Farnsworth's brigade of cavalry, accompanied by Gibson's and Tidball's batteries, crossed the Potomac from Maryland into Virginia below Shepherdstown. They reconnoitred the country for a distance of five or six miles, and discovered that the rebels still held their position in the vicinity of Winchester. The Twenty-second regiment of New Jersey volunteers, nine months men, left Trenton for the seat of war. The regiment was fully equipped, and composed principally of young men from the farming districts.--Brig.-Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore, having been assigned by General Wright to the command of the district of Western Virginia, ente
l as issuing fiendish proclamations. We must respond with equal energy. If we do not, we are lost. But we will do it. A force of Union troops, under the command of General Pleasanton, crossed the Potomac from Maryland into Virginia at Shepherdstown, for the purpose of making a reconnaissance. They advanced to Martinsburgh, which was occupied by Hampton's brigade of rebel cavalry, and four pieces of artillery, which they engaged, and after a short contest drove them from the town. On their return, and when near Shepherdstown, the rebels attacked them, when a sharp skirmish took place, resulting in a retreat of the rebels, with a loss of about sixty killed, and nine or ten taken prisoners, with their horses and equipments. The Nationals had twelve men wounded, and three were taken prisoners.--(Doc. 214.) Majority and minority reports relative to President Lincoln's emancipation proclamation, were submitted to the rebel Senate at Richmond, Va., by the judiciary committee
a gang of guerrillas at Portland, Mo., and plundered of all her stores. The passengers were also robbed of their clothing and valuables.--The United States steam sloop-of-war Ticonderoga, was this day successfully launched from the Navy-Yard, Brooklyn, New York. A reconnoissance by part of the army of the Potomac was made from Harper's Ferry this morning. General Humphrey's division, supported by that of General Porter, crossed the Potomac River at Blackford's Ford and advanced on Shepherdstown. He was met by a strong force of the rebels, who opened a heavy fire upon him; and as General Humphrey had no artillery, and the object of the reconnoissance having been accomplished, he withdrew his forces across the river. The steamer John H. Dickey, plying between St. Louis, Mo., and Memphis, Tennessee, was this day attacked by a band of rebel guerrillas, in the vicinity of Pemiscot Bayou, Missouri, but escaped without much injury. No one was killed, and only one person slightl
gton an account of what had befallen them.--Colonel Dodge, with two battalions of mounted rifles and one howitzer, had a spirited but short engagement with the rebels at Zuni, on the Blackwater River, Va., resulting in the rout of the rebels, with the wounding of one private on the National side. Henderson, Tenn., was captured by the rebel cavalry, who burned the railroad station at that place, and made prisoners of a company of Union troops.--The rebel guerrilla Burke was killed at Shepherdstown, Md., by a party of the Second Massachusetts regiment, under the command of Captain Cogswell.--Baltimore American. A party of rebel guerrillas, who were making a raid in Crawford County, Mo., robbing the farmers of their fire-arms, horses, harness, clothing, negroes, etc., were to-day overtaken in the vicinity of Huzza River, Iron County, by a company of volunteers, under the command of Captain N. B. Reeves, and dispersed, with the loss of all their plunder, two of the party being k
sboro. The objects of the expedition were fully accomplished without casualty.--Jackson, Miss., was evacuated by the rebels.--(Doc. 98.) The steamboat Imperial arrived at New Orleans, La., from St. Louis, Mo., the first boat, between the cities for more than two years.--the rebels made an attack on General Terry's brigade on James Island, S. C., but were repulsed. The monitors and mortar-boats kept up an al. most constant fire upon Fort Wagner all day, but most of them withdrew at night. A force of National troops visited the salt works, near St. Mark's, Florida, and succeeded in destroying them completely, besides carrying off fifteen slaves.--the rebel forces under General Morgan passed through Piketon, Ohio.--the Colored Convention of the State of New York, met at Poughkeepsie, and issued a manifesto and call to the colored population, defining their position.--the draft riot continued in New York.--A sharp cavalry fight occurred near Shepherdstown, Va.--(Doc. 145 1/2.)
d and business resumed.--Provost-Marshal General J. B. Fry ordered the enforcement of the draft in New England and the Middle States, by the aid of the military.--Edwin Hides and Henry Light, at York, England, were sentenced to imprisonment for counterfeiting the circulating notes of the United States.--the battle of Elk Creek, Kansas, was fought this day, by the National forces under General Blunt, and the rebels under General Cooper.--(Docs. 100 and 109.) The cavalry battle near Shepherdstown, Va., was fought this day. (Doc. 145 1/2.)--Major-General Stanley, in command of the National forces, entered Huntsville, Alabama, without opposition, capturing six hundred horses, two hundred of them having contraband riders.--many of the most prominent and influential lawyers of the cities of Brooklyn and New York, sensible of the wrongs inflicted during the late riots upon the colored inhabitants of these cities and vicinity, offered their professional advice and assistance, free of char