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who seized it were at a loss to know what to do with the prize. It would not do to leave it, and yet the party was so small and far from camp that they could not separate to go back to give notice; so they took all the lead, and about half the powder, in the only conveyance they could find, and blew up the powder which they could not carry with them by a train which they fired at a safe distance. The explosion was distinctly heard in Washington, and for many miles around.--N. Y. Times, June 1. The Ohio and Virginia troops, under command of Col. Kelly, occupied Grafton, Va., at 2 1/2 o'clock P. M. The secessionists fled without firing a gun. The secession troops fell back two miles from Williamsport, on the Potomac, in the direction of Martinsburg. They have about 500 men and two small swivel guns. About 100 desertions have occurred since the Williamsport camp was established.--The Second Maine Regiment, Col. Jamison, left Willets Point, N. Y., for the seat of war.--(Doc. 216.)
June 2. Three thousand men, of Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia volunteers, the whole under command of Col. Crittenden, of Indiana, were assembled on the parade ground at Grafton, Va., in the afternoon, and informed in general terms that they were to start on a forced march that night. They were then supplied with ammunition and one day's rations, and dismissed. The men were full of ardor, expecting that they were going direct to Harper's Ferry. At eight o'clock they were again assembled, and took up the line of march on the road leading southward. A heavy rain soon commenced to fall, and continued all night.--N. Y. Times, June 6. About midnight a squad of secession cavalry made a dash at the outposts of the Twenty-eighth New York Regiment, and fired upon them. The alarm was instantly sounded and the regiment turned out, and a scouting party despatched in pursuit of the enemy, who retreated. The fire was returned by the outposts of the Twenty-eighth, with what effect is no
Warsaw and the surrounding country, in which 15 Guards were killed, 20 wounded, many of them severely, and 30 prisoners were taken. Most of the Guards were in a large barn when the firing began, but they immediately sprung to arms, and killed forty of the attacking party before being overpowered by superior numbers, but nearly all of them finally escaped and are ready to join the forces to dispute the passage of the State troops.--Baltimore American, June 22. To-day six pickets from Grafton, Va., who had been sent out into the country back of Philippi, ran into a camp of secessionists most unexpectedly, and were immediately surrounded. They fought their way out without a man being hurt, although two of them had their horses shot under them. They returned to Philippi and reported to the camp, and shortly after a large force was sent out. They came across the camp and dispersed the rebels, who fled in every direction. They were pursued, and several stragglers picked up. Among th
between General McClellan and the Kentucky authorities, that the territory of Kentucky will be respected by the Federal authorities, even though it should be occupied by the Confederates. But if Kentucky does not remove them the Federal troops will interfere. The Governor of Tennessee agrees to respect the neutrality of Kentucky until occupied by Federal troops.--(Doc. 30.) This evening as Col. Sturges's battery was practising at a target on a low piece of ground, about a mile from Grafton, Va., five or six shots were fired upon the men by rebels, from a concealed position, without effect. A scouting party was sent out, and some five or six rebels, with arms in their hands, were captured and brought into camp. Among the rest were three of the Poe family, father and two sons, most notorious desperadoes.--National Intelligencer, June 26. The proclamation of Henry M. McGill, acting governor of Washington Territory, in response to the call of President Lincoln for troops, is
company of the Eighth New York regiment. Major Colburn, of the Connecticut regiment, accompanied Professor Lowe in his voyage, and made a sketch of the enemy's country that was so correct, that Virginians who were familiar with the vicinity of Fairfax Court House, at once recognized it, and named the roads, lanes, streams, and dwellings. A small encampment of rebels was discovered near Fairfax Court House. Maps of the whole country occupied by the enemy will be taken by these balloon ascensions, under the superintendence of Professor Lowe.--N. Y. Herald, June 26. The Thirty-seventh regiment N. Y. S. V., commanded by Col. John H. McCunn, left New York for Washington.--(Doc. 33.) Major-General McClellan issued from his Headquarters at Grafton, Va., a proclamation to the inhabitants of Western Virginia and another to the soldiers of the army of the West. He has now taken command of the Western Virginia forces in person, and intends to prosecute the war vigorously.--(Doc. 34.)
to be banished from the Confederated States. The Delta says: We cannot afford to tolerate enemies in our midst, because, forsooth, they may have the discretion to keep silent and to bear no arms in their hands. The man of Massachusetts, or the man of Kentucky, living, and perhaps thriving in our midst, has no business at this time to be among us, if he allows a reasonable suspicion to exist that he is not also cordially with us. A severe skirmish took place a few miles from Grafton, Va., on the Fairmount and Webster road. Information having been received that a regularly organized body of rebels, living in the county, were lodged within a few miles of Webster, General Kelly sent Captain Dayton, of Company A, Fourth Virginia Regiment, with fifty men, from Webster to disarm them. After scouting nearly twenty-four hours he came suddenly on them, and after an hour's severe fighting, succeeded in killing twenty-one and putting the others to flight, without loss to his comma
hilippi, and a body of reserve, under Brigadier-General Hill, of the Ohio militia, was stationed at Grafton. Before leaving Grafton, General McClellan issued the following proclamation and address:-- Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Grafton, Va., June 23, 1861. To the Inhabitants of Western Virginia. The army of this department, headed by Virginia troops, is rapidly occupying all Western Virginia. This is done in co-operation with and in support of such civil authorities of the Stll be arrested and kept in close custody; and all persons found bearing arms, unless of known loyalty, will be arrested and held for examination. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General U. S. A. Commanding. Headquarters Department of the Ohio, Grafton, Va., June 25, 1861. To the Soldiers of the Army of the West. You are here to support the Government of your country, and to protect the lives and liberties of your brethren, threatened by a rebellious and traitorous foe. No higher and nobler du
l Census, 23. Goliad, Texas, battle at, 150. Goodell, William, 114; 125. Gorman, Gen., at Edward's Ferry, 624. Gosport; see Norfolk. Gott, Daniel, of N. Y., his resolve condemning the Slave-Trade in the Federal District, 193. Grafton, Va., 521; 522. Graham, Wm. A.,of N. C., for Vice-President, 223. grant, Gen. U. S., 278; solicits reinforcements of Fremont, 587, sends troops against ,Jeff. Thompson, 591; his attack on the Rebels at Belmont, 594 to 597; his horse is killed uBelmont, 594 to 597; his horse is killed under him there, 597; occupies Paducah, 612; his proclamation, 613. great Britain, her tardy recognition of our independence, 17; first traffic in slaves by, 28; early judicial opinions on the Slave-Trade, 29; allusion to, 88; prejudice against the Cotton Gin, 62; the war of 1812, 91; her treaty stipulations with regard to the Indians, 1402; accused of intriguing against our Annexation schemes, 169 to 171; controversy with regard to fugitive slaves, 175 to 177; the Holy Alliance, 267; propose
worthy of the inheritance their fathers bequeathed to them, and as ready to sacrifice their lives to preserve, as their sires were to establish, the independence of the people, and the Union of the States. New York Tribune narrative. Grafton, Va., July 15, 1861. In my last letter I left Gen. Garnett in full retreat across the country, and Gen. Morris in possession of his camp at Laurel Hill. There was little time left for delay. Our boys entered the camp at 10 A. M. on Friday thmost utter and complete. Our four columns — Cox's, up the Kanawha, McClellan's, over the mountains at Huttonsville, and Morris's and Hill's, along Cheat River — are all following up the advantage, and moving on. Another narrative. Grafton, Virginia, July 15, 1861. The day after the battle, and all was quiet, where but a few hours before armies had contended. The dead of the enemy were collected on the field and buried, with those who died at the hospital, at night. The brave youn
The Grafton (Va.) correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette tells the following story of Capt. Benham's justice, meted out to a would-be assassin, recently arrested in that village :--A fellow was arrested hero the other day for selling drugged liquor to the sol-diers. Capt. Benham sat in judgment on his case, and pronounced a strictly military decision--Make the scoundrel drink a pint of his own whiskey at once! And the unfortunate liquor-seller had to drink, greatly to his disgust and discomfort. He will probably survive, but there is no probability that he will want to drug any more liquor for the troops.
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