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World's task, up to the present moments, has simply been the light and trivial one of subverting confidence in the durability of the nation. There has been an earthquake in Guatemala, a collision on Fast river, and a fortunate escape of over five hundred people, and a fearful collision on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, by which twenty persons and three care were very much injures. Advices from the lower Mississippi, received at Cairo, state that a Union gunboat had passed into Lake Providence, and dispersed the rebels, who were falling trees to obstruct the opening of the pass into the Yasoo river, in the rear of Vicksburg. The health of the Yankee troops was improving. General Rosecrans occupies Franklin, and the rebels are in close proximity. The Cumberland river was rising. Enormous dredge have been sent from Louisville to Vicksburg to in the "out-off" A grand Union meeting has been held in Cincinnati. Eight thousand French soldiers have invaded Sonora
Feb. 27, says Fort McAllister was captured yesterday, with a mile and a half of rifle pits by the 47th New York, with the aid of boats, and a loss of 150!! In New York Match 4 gold from 163 fell to 167 A grand mass meeting of foreigners was held in New York to protest against the threatened intervention of foreign powers. Speeches were made in English, German and French. Another flatboat has run past the batteries at Vicksburg, and was struck three times. A fire at Lake Providence, on Monday, destroyed nearly the whole town and many commissary stores. A large mare meeting of Democrat from all parts of the State was held at Trenton, N. J., on the 4th. In the evening, 34 guns were fired to celebrate the termination of the present Congress. Executive usurpation and the Conscription bill we a denounced, and the people called on to show firmness and courage in this emergency. In the Wisconsin Legislature, resolutions for an armistice and a Convention were
against those war vessels building in England for the "Emperor of China," which will "drive our commerce from the ocean. " No ladies are allowed to visit the military prison, or hospital at Louisville till they have taken the oath of allegiance. The Herald's Washington correspondence says the Republicans have sent the last man and last horse into the contest in New Hampshire. They say had the Democrats there found fault with the manner of carrying on the war, instead of the war itself, they would have swept the State. Andy Johnson, of Tennessee, has arrived in Washington. The General Assembly of New York has unanimously adopted a resolution appointing a committee of two Democrats and four Republicans to wait on President Lincoln and inquire the cause of the arrest and detention of certain citizens confined in Fort McHenry. The Herald devotes considerable space to the "cut off" to Lake Providence, also the Yazoo Pass, both of which it regards as a success.
From the Southwest. Jackson, Miss., April 15. --There is a considerable Federal force at Greenville. [Second Dispatch.] Jackson, April 16. --The enemy's troops at Lake Providence have moved down to Vicksburg and Grenada. Travellers report that there was a universal opinion at Memphis that the boats going up to Vicksburg was a ruse. A heavy movement commenced on Thursday. A special to the Appeal says that intense excitement prevailed in Memphis on the receipt of the news from Charleston. The first report was that five Monitors were sunk. Tennessee money fell heavily, and sales at 20 per cent discount for greenbacks. Yankees and Jews refuse greenbacks.--There is a reported suppression of the edition of the Bulletin and Argus. Several negro regiments went down Thursday.
phis, to the 3d inst., say that Gen. Osterhaus was watching Joe Johnston on the west side of Black river bridge with an entire division, ready to intercept his junction with Gen. Pemberton. Gen. Johnston had shown himself with a strong force near the bridge on the 1st and 2d inst., but fell back again to Jackson on encountering the fire of our troops. The same authority states that communication with Gen. Banks is kept up on the Louisiana shore, that guerillas infest the region between Lake Providence and Grand Gulf with impunity, and that every negro with a Federal uniform on is hung as soon as captured. The formidable batteries along the Mississippi, on the first line above the water batteries, are all silenced save one at the extreme upper part of Vicksburg, which mounts two heavy guns and two 28-pounders. The rebel battery on Fort Hill is composed of six guns of very heavy calibre. Our forces have mounted six heavy guns in front and a battery bearing diagonally at that poi
points of investments around Vicksburg. He dispersed about 2,000 Federal troops at Camp Perkins, placed there as a guard to the outlet of the main army from Grand Gulf to Milliken's Bend. The attack was short and decisive. According to the accounts from all sides a few Federals escaped to a gunboat which was riding at anchor a short distance off; the most, however, were either killed, wounded, or captured. There are a series of these camps, commencing at Grand Gulf and extending to Lake Providence, thus forming a half circle in front of Vicksburg in the Louisiana parishes of Madison and Carroll. For some time it was through this channel that Gen. Grant obtained a portion of his supplies, and on this route he marched most of his army to the base of operations against Vicksburg, located at Grand Gulf. The Jackson correspondent of the Mobile Tribune, writing on the 4th inst., says: It is not at all improbable that Port Hudson will be evacuated and the forces there joined wit
Gen Taylor's operations in Louisiana. Natchez July 2 --The Louisville. Democrat says the last official advices state that Gens Taylor, Morton, and Green surprised the Federal ford locations at Brashear City on the 27th of June, and captured 1,800 prisoners, including 33 officers, also, $3,000,000 worth of commissary, $1,500,000 of quartermaster's stores; $250,000 of ordnance, and $100,000 of medical stores; also, 23 garrison and regimental flag, 10,000 tents, 2 000 horses and mules, 7 000 negroes, 7,000 stand small arms, 16 siege guns, and a position as important as Port Hudson or Vicksburg. Other important movements by Gen. Taylor are progressing. A private letter from the Conner battery states that General Walker's forces, 12,000 strong, had left Delhi, en route for Lake Providence, which is garrisoned by Federal and negroes. They hung two officers commanding negroes before leaving Delelessing. Nothing from Port Hudson.
Battle near Lake Providence. Natchez, July 6. --The Courtier says that a letter from a member of the Con Battery, dated last week, near Lake Providence, last, reports that a battle had just occurred, in which the enemy were severely punished, with the loss of 1,500 prisoners. The Battery came out of the fight without loss. Battle near Lake Providence. Natchez, July 6. --The Courtier says that a letter from a member of the Con Battery, dated last week, near Lake Providence, last, reports that a battle had just occurred, in which the enemy were severely punished, with the loss of 1,500 prisoners. The Battery came out of the fight without loss.
From Louisiana. Atlanta, Aug. 8. --A special dispatch to the Appeal, from Brandon, Miss., 6th inst., says: "Ransom's division of Grant's army, with seven "mosquito gunboats," descended the Mississippi and opened fire on the bayous of West Louisiana. " A heavy Yankee force ascended the St. Charles river, in search of our force in Arkansas. Dunt, brother in law and partner of Grant in negro apprentices, was recently captured near Lake Providence, La., by Col. Matt. F. Johnston's guerillas. The Confederates recaptured several thousand slaves with Dunt. The Yankee force is at Montcastle, on the Big Black, except the expedition to West Louisiana.
rmy sky. No more its flaming emblems wave To bar from hope the trembling slave, No more its radiant glories shine To blast with woe one child of thine. As a commentary on these defying lines, is the following brief extract from the New York World. We were told when the war broke out that the people of the North--Christians — were going South to regenerate the "lost tribes" of that region. How has it been done? Let the still smoking ruins of Hopefield and Greenville, and Lake Providence, and Young's Landing tell the story. We were told, too, that the war would redeem the race of blacks from bondage. How has this been done? Let the lecherous scoundrels who disgrace the name of officer or private answer. The morals of the North were shocked by the narratives of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mr. Trowbridge, but what has our army done? What became of the poor contrabands that escaped into our lines at White river, Nashville, and Bridgeport? The brutality of our officers
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