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The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The great naval expedition — from Fortress Monroe and Hatteras Inlet. (search)
d been received on the main land of the taking of two rebel for's at Port Royal and the landing of a large Union force. Beaufort had also been taken by our troops. No particulars have arrived, but the main fact corresponds with the news receiveement prevailed on the arrival of the news at Norfolk. From the same source we have a rumor that the railroad above Beaufort had fallen into the possession of our troops with an immense quantity of stores. Five deserters, who reached Newporreceived tidings of the great naval expedition; that it had success in effecting landings at the ports of Port Royal and Beaufort. At the first named place they had experienced no difficulty in landing, as there was but a small settlement on the coast; but at Beaufort a considerable fight took place, which lasted for nearly two days. The man stated that he was not a deserter from the rebels, for he would not join them, being a Union man in heart and principle. He seemed to be very intell
From Washington.the naval expedition. Washington Nov. 12. --The indications are, that the Administration will act with promptness in maintaining whatever success the naval expedition may have already achieved in the neighborhood of Beaufort. As at the commencement of the preparations studied silence was observed in official quarters, so now there is apparently no disposition to speak of present or prospective movements in that connection. Official advices from Europe. Washington, Nov. 12. --The official advices from Europe, just received, show a strengthening of the belief in the restoration of the authority of the Union, and increased confidence that the Government will be able to re-establish its authority, and especially gratifying. In these respects, is the news from England. Generals Halleck and Burt Coning West--military Wedding. Washington, Nov. 12. --Generals Halleck, and Buel leave to-morrow for the West, to enter upon their respective mil
.] Since Saturday last, when we published an account of the bombardment of Beaufort, through a flag of truce from Norfolk to Fortress Monroe, we have received no a vessel of war could not be spared for such a mission till the occupation of Beaufort was rendered secure. It must be recollected, too, that the telegraph in Southed, the fleet has effected a successful landing, and the Union flag waves over Beaufort, and the whole island of Port Royal, sugers well for the naval campaign so susivide the fire and distract the forces of the enemy. The troops landed at Beaufort will fortify their position, and, having obtained reinforcements, will make it a starting point against the heart of the rebellion at another day. Beaufort will become a cotton port, situated as it is in the midst of the Sea Island cotton distr and the interchange or Northern commodities. With Fortress Monroe, Hatteras, Beaufort, Pensacola, key West, and the other places to be s zed and occupied in possess
rleston, S. C., was mortally wounded, at the battery on Colt's Island, near that city, on the 10th instant, by the accidental discharge of a revolver in the hands of a brother officer. The bridge across the Tennessee river on the Clarksville road has been finished, making an all- rail route from Memphis to Nashville uninterrupted. The residence of Mr. Kemp, near Louisville, Ky., was destroyed by fire a few days ago, in which two negro girls belonging to Mr. K. were burned to death. Matthew McCarthy. convicted of murder in the first degree, for killing his wife in Memphis, Tenn., a short time since, attempted to kill himself by cutting his throat, a day or two after his sentence was pronounced. A Mr. Chapman, a planter residing near Beaufort, S. C., after the battle of Port Royal, deserted his State and went over to the Lincoln fleet. The Charleston Mercury, of the 12th inst. made its appearance in half-sheet form, owing to the difficulty in obtaining paper.
ness and work of all kinds as entirely suspended, and the people as in the greatest terror and excitement. From Beaufort, S. C. The Charleston Courier, of the 14th, contains the following paragraph; Peter, an intelligent colored boy, arrived in this city yesterday with his employer, Mr. A. Litschge, from Beaufort, by the Savannah train. Peter left Beaufort Monday morning. He kept close to his employer and was one of the last to leave the own in company with the only remaining whiBeaufort Monday morning. He kept close to his employer and was one of the last to leave the own in company with the only remaining white persons there. He reports before he left the arrival of a party of the Yankees with a white flag. Meeting no one, they marched up to the arsenal and around the town with their drummer playing and themselves shouting for South Carolina. After exent to the fleet. The statements of Peter were vouched for by several gentlemen in our office, who saw him and who left Beaufort some time previous. He succeeded in bringing off most of his employer's property in tools, &c. Later from Arizona.