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From Charleston. the blockading Steamers — suspicious Crafts — loss of a schooner — arrival of foreign vessels. Charleston, Oct. 7. --The papers of this morning report that there was a blockading steamer off this port on yesterday that had in tow a small schooner, apparently black, without fore-topmast, and it is supposed that the schooner was captured by the Federal steamer. Several suspicious vessels have lately been seen off Port Royal. Some seamen have deserted from our vessels at North Edisto, and it is supposed they have gone to the enemy's fleet. A schooner which left a Southern port with a cargo of rice, is reported to have been lost on the Bahamas. The cargo was saved and the damage was slight. Augusta, Ga., Oct. 7. --The Charleston papers report that there have been arrivals of foreign vessels recently at Southern ports, which brought useful articl
een discovered in Northern Arkansas. Some of the bridge burners who have been hung, signified before their execution, they had been detailed by this secret organization to burn the bridges under penalty of death. They said that they were doomed to die by the hands of their associates if they refused to perform the task to which they were assigned by lot; and, therefore, having made up their minds to suffer the death penalty, were indifferent to their fate. The Lincoln gun-boats at North Edisto. From the Charleston Courier, of the 19th instant, we take the following: On Tuesday afternoon, seven vessels of the Lincoln fleet appeared off North Edisto Inlet, four of which soon crossed the Bar and stood into the harbor, firing shells on both sides as they came in. Yesterday morning their vessels came up to Rockville, where a part of the Rifle regiment, under command of Colonel Branch, was stationed. On the approach of the ships, our troops retired from Rockville to a posi
Latest from the Southern coast. Exchange of shots between a Federal gun. Boat and a Confederate battery-- movements of the Yankees — in early battle expected. Augusta, Dec. 27. --The Charleston Courier, of this morning, states that a Yankee gunboat exchanged a few shots with the Cole's Island battery on yesterday. Dispatches received in Charleston state that a Federal fleet of twelve gun-boats had passed up to White Point, on North Edisto, and made demonstrations on Gen. Evans's forces. Reinforcements have been sent to Gen. Evans, and an early battle was expected. Demonstrations have also been made at other points. The North Carolina battery disabled a few Federal gun-boats on Tuesday last. Five Federal steamers were anchored off Cole's Island last night, and a battle was expected to come off at an early hour.
riefly a few days after it occurred. We gather the following particulars from the Captain: The Waring was bound from Nassua for Savannah, with an assorted cargo, and sailing under the British flag. Off the mouth of the St. Johns, 23d November, she was overhauted by the U. S. frigate St. Lawrence, who, after boarding, allowed her to depart, but followed her until the 24th; on the 25th she found herself north of Port Royal. The Waring then concluded her only chance was to put in at North Edisto, and thither she bore her course on the night of the 24th.--When about entering the next morning, daylight revealed the U. S. steamer Penguin just ahead, lying quietly under the beach. The schooner immediately tacked about and put to sea, the Penguin in hot pursuit. Some seven shots were fired from the Lincolnite, and she finally overhauled her prize about twelve miles out. The Waring was taken to Port Royal, and subsequently sent to New York. The crew were placed on board the fla
The Daily Dispatch: July 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], Experience of a "Contraband" in the Yankee lines. (search)
only one. He afterwards worked a short time in a saw-mill, and received no pay. He was then employed by Major White, of Massachusetts, as a body servant. The Major promised to pay $10 a month; but after repeated application for pay, stated that he had no money. He asked Robert how he would like to go to Massachusetts; who replied, "very well," but says he had then determined to come back home as soon as an opportunity offered. From Hilton Head Robert followed the Yankee troops to North Edisto, and finally to James Island. He remained on the last-named Island three weeks, during which time the battle of Secessionville was fought. A few days after the battle he succeeded in eluding the Federal pickets, and passed into our lines. He was subsequently sent to Charleston and afterwards turned over to his master. Robert states that the Yankees are organizing companies of contrabands, at a place called "Fish Hall," or Hilton Head, and that it is their intention to from them in
tide and the attempt was not renewed. Yesterday morning the trial was again made and with success, but after getting inside they did not venture in reach of our batteries. Our iron clads went out and now lie between them and out forts, and immediately under our guns, so that when they approach they will be under the concentrated fire of the Chicora, Palmetto State, and all our batteries. The attempt to come further will hardly be made at night, though if it in the harbor is sufficiently lighted to expose it. Four iron clads and twenty transports are said to have run up the North Edisto River, a few miles below the city, and several hundred contrabands are said to be landed and fortifying on Cole's Island, which is the key to the Stono. These movements if true, confirm the general belief that the enemy's land attack will be made at a point South of Charleston, with a view of obtaining the mastery of James Island, which is within easy shelling distance of every portion of the city.
The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Progressing attack on Charleston — the armament of the iron clads. (search)
mover." It will be readily soon that under no circumstances can any strain be given to the Monitor; for, supposing the apparatus to be destroyed, as it floats independently of the Monitor, supporting itself, the worst that can happen is its loss. On the 27th ult. several regiments left Hilton Head, S. C. to participate in the attack on Charleston.--A correspondent of the Baltimore American, writing from that point on the 25th, says: This morning four of the iron clads left for North Edisto to await the high lides to enter Stono Inlet, and to proceed by that route, if not to Charleston, so near it as to make them unpleasant neighbors, and to render the occupation of James Island by the rebels impossible with the batteries they have in position. They have few or no heavy guns, having placed them in positions where they will be of no use. Our enemies will have no time to change the useless batteries they have placed on Morris and Sullivan's Island.--useless because we wo
The enemy near Charleston — movements of steamers. Charleston, May 12. --The enemy is showing unusual activity. He has build large and formidable batteries on Folly Island, bearing upon the southern extremity of Morris Island Several Yankee regiments are also fortifying on Seabrook Island. Five iron clads and numerous transports are still in North Edisto, and seventy transports remain at Port Royal. The steamer Britain, with merchandize, has arrived through the blockade. She started from Nassau Thursday, in company with the steamer Norseman, which has not yet been heard from. The steamer Pet, from Wilmington, had arrived at Nassau. The steamers Calipeo, Bansel, and Autonica were also there, about to sail.
hus obtained would cost the nation its birthright. We must not inquire whether the rebellion was caused by slavery or abolitionism, by ambition or interference with State rights. Our duties are with the events of the hour, and we must render the Administration a cordial and energetic support, as it is the only agency through which the will of the people can be legally and properly executed." From Port Royal, on the 6th, the Yankees are advised that all their iron clads had left for North Edisto, and their troops were entrenching themselves on Folly, Seabrook's, and Coles's Islands. An official report of Col. Kilpatrick's share in the Stoneman raid is published, dated from Yorktown, May 8th. The following is an extract: Yorktown, Va., May 8th. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Commander-in-Chief U. S. A.: General: I have the honor to report that, by direction from Maj-Gen. Stoneman, I left Louisa Court-House on the morning of the 3d inst., with one regiment, (the Ha
large and formidable battery has been erected by the enemy on Folly Island to bear upon the southern portion of Morris Island, and in full view of Fort Sumter the Yankee sentinel is seen steadily pacing to and fro on his post. An entrenched camp has been made lower down on Folly Island, and unmistakable preparations are evidently progressing. The abandonment of Cole's Island spring before last, and the difficulties of access on our part, enable the foe to proceed. At Seabrook's Island, North Edisto, there are also indications of earnest efforts to make a safe basis. A force of several regiments has been and is now at work, while five iron-clad gunboats and a number of transports lie in the stream. Some seventy transports are still waiting in Broad river, and the outposts of the enemy in Gen. Walker's District have recently been doubled in strength. In view of these appearances it becomes us to prepare vigorously to resist another demonstration before the heated term puts an e
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