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ing broadside on, have to. Then we showed a light, and our captain asked, "What steamer is that?" "The United States steamer Oriental, with troops for Port Royal." "What are you doing at Charleston, Then?" "We didn't know we were so close in shore," was the reply. "Send your captain aboard." The capta frozen. We put them in the engine-room, and when thoroughly thawed out they gave a great deal of information of such importance, that the captain sent them to Port Royal at once, and also sent with them the prisoners taken from the Emily St. Pierre, who had been on board since her capture. One of the negroes is a blacksmith and the woman is his wife. He was at Port Royal when we attacked that place, and has been engaged in the rebel Government machine shops. He was inside of Fort Sumter yesterday. He says they have eighty guns there, of which the largest calibre are eight-inch. So our eleven-inch guns are better than any they have. He also says that
ral yesterday that the Merrimac was aground off Craney Island and, if this should be so, there is but little excuse for our naval force if the opportunity is not taken advantage of to destroy her. From General Banks the War Department are in receipt of a dispatch which states that in General Jackson's rebel camp it was believed that General Beauregard was dead — It is probable, however, that there is some mistake in the news, and that the intelligence of the death of General A. S. Johnston which has been confirmed by General Beauregard's dispatch, has in some measure been confounded with that of Gen. Beauregard himself. Later intelligence from Port Royal indicates that the operations of Gen. Hunters department are progressing favorably; but to enable him to carry out to the fullest attend his programme, and facilitate mastered the coast, it is necessary that he should be speedily reinforced with fresh troops, and we presume the War Department is not blind to the necessity.
of the South. The Confederates were either all of one mind at first, or they have become so under the influence of the contest itself. The Federal have had ample opportunities of tasting the temper of the Seceders and of liberating the sentiment of "loyalty, " if it was anywhere kept down by violences; but in these trials they have never found the slightest encouragement. Even the slave population of the South has rejected their advances, and their successive lodgments at Hatter as and Port Royal have not been attended with the least profit to their cause. This fact alone ought to be decisive of the hopelessness of the war. Nine millions of people, inhabiting a territory of 900,000 square miles, and animated by one spirit of resistance, can never be subdued. The hatred existing between North and South becomes more manifest day after day. A Southern journal of good repute argues that the Confederate States ought, on pure principles of policy, to abstain from all intercourse with t