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etcher, who was connected with Percifield.--Memphis Avalanche (Tenn.), June 5. Elias Howe, Jr., of New York, the sewing machine millionaire, presented each field and staff officer of the Massachusetts Fifth Regiment, at the seat of war, with a stallion fully equipped for service.--N. Y. Express. The Tenth Regiment N. Y. Volunteers, National Zouaves, Colonel McChesney, left their encampment at Sandy Hook for Fortress Monroe. Previous to their departure they paraded through the city of New York, where they received a flag.--N. Y. Sun, June 5. The Savannah Republican of to-day has the following: Notice to the Press.--We are requested by the military authorities of the Confederate States to urge upon our brethren of the press throughout the South the importance of abstaining from all specific allusions to the movement of troops. The very wisest plans of the Government may be thwarted by an untimely or otherwise injudicious exposure. A directly opposite policy appears to
now there is a willingness to accept on terms previously rejected. Our reliance, at present, is solely in the superior morale and desperate valor of our soldiers, and in the ability and judgment of our generals. Our cause has been greatly impeded and imperilled by this idea of a five years war, which nothing but the effect of this backwardness can produce. Petitions for compromise, addressed to the President of the United States, which had been secretly circulated throughout the city of New York, were seized at the office of Frederick A. Guion. Mr. Guion issued an earnest remonstrance against the seizure.--(Doc. 51.) Colonels Magruder and Hardee were appointed Brigadier-Generals in the Confederate army.--The Nashville (Tenn.) City Council appropriated 8750,000 for a residence for the President of the Southern Confederacy, as an inducement to remove the capital there.--The State Treasurer of Georgia gave notice that on account of the war with the Anti-Slavery States, the in
e or two below Aquia Creek, Va., opened fire on the steamer Pocahontas, but inflicted no damage. This is the fourth battery which has been erected at that point. Officers report that, unless the Government takes immediate action to expel the rebels from these positions on the bank of the river, navigation will be completely closed. The enemy's batteries already command a large part of the Potomac.--Louisville Journal, August 19. In the United States Circuit Court, sitting in the city of New York, the Grand Jury brought in a presentment against the Journal of Commerce, Daily News, Day Book, Freeman's Journal, and Brooklyn Eagle, as aiders and abettors of treason, and recommended that the Court, in its judicial capacity, take cognizance of them. The Judge said he would turn over the presentment to Judge Wilson, at the October term.--(Doc. 189.) A serious affray occurred at Saybrook, Conn., this afternoon. A number of prominent secessionists of the State had called a peace
ge Cooke was appointed Brigadier-General in the regular army of the United States.--Captain John M. Schofield, of the First Artillery, and Major Thomas J. McKean, of Iowa, were appointed Brigadier-Generals of volunteers.--The Eighty-fifth regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, under the command of Colonel Joshua B. Howell, left Harrisburg for the seat of war. Since the negotiation of the new loan on the 15th Nov., Secretary Chase has placed to the credit of disbursing officers in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, over five and a half millions of dollars, to be paid to contractors and other Government creditors. Fourteen hundred cavalry, four regiments of infantry, and two batteries of artillery, were reviewed by Gen. Love and Gov. Morton and staff this afternoon, on the large common west of Camp Vajen, at Indianapolis, Ind. The column was nearly a mile in length, and altogether it was one of the grandest sights ever witnessed in the West. Several thousand people were in atte
him, and two balls passing through his clothes.--(Doc. 193.) Commodore Tatnall, with three small steamers and one gunboat, attacked the Federal fleet in Cockspur Roads, Ga. From forty to fifty shots were exchanged. No person was injured. Failing to draw the National fleet under the guns of Fort Pulaski, Commodore Tatnall withdrew.--Richmond Dispatch, Nov. 28. A letter from the Upper Potomac, received in Washington, stated that G. W. Smith, formerly Street Commissioner in the City of New York, was in command of the rebel forces at Leesburg, Va., and in that vicinity. Jefferson Davis sent in to the Confederate Congress a Message concerning the secession of Missouri. It was accompanied by a letter from Governor Jackson, and also by an act dissolving the Union with the United States, and an act ratifying the Constitution of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States; also, the convention between the Commissioners of Missouri and the Commissioners of the Confeder
March 12. The forts in the harbor of New York, were this evening garrisoned by order of Edwin D. Morgan, Governor of the State.--The Union Defence Committee of New York met at noon and passed a series of resolution complimentary to the officers, soldiers and seamen of the United States, for their participation in the recent victories of the National arms.--N. Y. Evening Post, March 12. Winchester, Va., was occupied by the Union forces under the command of Gens. Hamilton and Williams. Company A, of the Wisconsin Third, Captain Bertrain, and a company from Connecticut, followed by Capt. Coles's company of Maryland, and a squadron of Michigan cavalry, were the first to enter the town. Two slight skirmishes occurred on the march. The troops encountered a strong fort one mile out, which was evacuated by Jackson last night. The people generally were intensely delighted, and hail the coming of the Union army as a harbinger of peace and future prosperity. The regiments, as th
d-Lyons Treaty for the suppression of the African slave-trade was officially promulgated. It is to remain in full force for the term of ten years. Instructions for the ships of the United States and British navies, and regulations for the mixed courts of justice, accompany company the publication. The obsequies of Colonel J. Lafayette Riker, of the Sixty-second regiment of New York volunteers and of Colonel James Miller, of the Eighty-first Pennsylvania regiment, took place in the city of New York.--The schooner Julia was captured at Barataria, La., by master's mate John H. Gregory, with a crew of twelve men from the United States gunboat Kittatinny. A fight took place on James Island, S. C., between a body of Union troops, and a large force of rebels. It was hotly contested for more than two hours, and ended in the rout of the rebels, with a loss to them of seventeen killed, thirty wounded, and six prisoners. The Unionists lost three killed and thirteen wounded.--Official
e portion of a company of National cavalry under Capt. Means. Capt. Means escaped.--The Nineteenth regiment of Maine volunteers, under the command of Col. Frederick D. Sewall, left Bath for the seat of war.--An enthusiastic war meeting was held at Boston, Mass., at which speeches were made by Gov. Andrew, Edward Everett, Robert C. Winthrop, Senator McDougal of California, and others.--Battle Creek, Ala., was evacuated by the Union army under General Buell. The battle of Kettle Run, near Bristow Station, Va., was this day fought by the Union forces under Gen. Hooker, and a division of the rebel army of Gen. Jackson, under Gen. Ewell. The engagement lasted for several hours, terminating only at dark, the rebels retreating with great loss.--(Doc. 104.) A great war meeting was held in the city of New York, at which speeches were made by Generals Mitchel, Foster, Sickles, Walbridge, Corcoran, and Busteed; Mr. Arnold of Illinois, Mr. Wright, of New Jersey, Col. Nugent, and others.
teenth regiment of Connecticut volunteers, under the command of Colonel Noble, left New York for the seat of war. Elias Howe, Jr., the inventor of the sewing-machine needle, was a private in this regiment.--New York Evening Post, September 4. Hutchinson, Minn., was attacked by a party of one hundred Indians, who, after a fight of more than two hours, were repulsed with considerable loss. Forest City was also attacked, but the Indians were driven off.--St. Peter Press, Sept. 4. At New-York this morning, on the receipt of Southern news, a bulletin was posted in front of the Journal of Commerce office, stating that the rebels were advancing on Baltimore by the way of Leesburgh. A crowd gathered in front of the board, and the probabilities of the truth of the rumor were noisily discussed. General McClellan and his movements were loudly criticised and defended by persons of different political views. The crowd continued to increase till the street was quite blockaded, when a s
wholesale grocers was held at New York City this afternoon, for the purpose of raising an enlistment fund. Mr. Wm. McKenzie called the meeting to order, and nominated G. W. Lane, Esq., for chairman. Dwight Townsend was appointed secretary. Mr. Lane, on taking the chair, made a few appropriate and introductory remarks, after which the following resolution, presented by Mr. Wm. McKenzie, was offered and unanimously adopted: Whereas, the grocers and the trades connected therewith in the city of New York desire to aid the Government in suppressing the present rebellion against, our Union and Constitution; we do therefore Resolve, that a committee be appointed by the chairman, who shall have full powers to collect money and expend the same in procuring men to enlist as soldiers in the army of the United States, in such a way as shall seem to them most suited to attain the object for which the meeting has been called. A committee of fourteen was appointed to carry out the object of the r
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