resident Tyler, and many letters from him, Governor Wise, etc. With the latter I had a corresponden can only be death, which is preferable.
Gov. Wise, smiling, rose again and walked to a corner
After breakfast I accompanied Gov. Wise to his room.
He advised me to remain a few efore the Enquirer office.
They called for Captain Wise, and I accompanied him to the iron balcony,he stage, and the next moment a Mr. P., from Gov. Wise's old district, rushed forward and announcedparticipators in it.
He was succeeded by Gov. Wise, who, for a quarter of an hour, electrified 2
Early a few mornings since, I called on Gov. Wise, and informed him that Lincoln had called oujugate the South, free the negroes, and hang Gov. Wise.
I next told him they would blockade our poHe was a marked man, being the son-in-law of Gov. Wise.
Many clerks are passing through the citfice in my life; but now President Tyler and Gov. Wise say I will find employment at Montgomery.
treet questioning some negroes as to which side they would fight on, slavery or freedom.
He was merely rebuked and ordered out of the country.
Another instance of Southern magnanimity!
It will only embolden the insidious enemy.
Col. R. E. Lee, lately of the United States army, has been appointed major-general, and commander-in-chief of the army in Virginia.
He is the son of Light horse Harry of the Revolution.
The North can boast no such historic names as we, in its army.
Gov. Wise is sick at home, in Princess Ann County, but has sent me a strong letter to President Davis.
I fear the governor will not survive many months.
The Convention has appointed five members of Congress to go to Montgomery: Messrs. Hunter, Rives, Brockenborough, Staples, and --. I have not yet seen Mr. Hunter; he has made no speeches, but no doubt he has done all in his power to secure the passage of the ordinance, in his quiet but effective way. To-day President Tyler remarked that
skirmish. It will be obviated in a few weeks; and until then I pray there may be no battle.
But if the enemy advance, our brave men will give them the cold steel.
We must win the first battle at all hazards, and at any cost; and, after that,--how long after? --we must win the last!
Yesterday I saw Colonel Bartow, still accompanied by young Lamar, his aid. I wish all our officers were inspired by the same zeal and determination that they are. And are they not?
Gov. Wise has been appointed brigadier-general, of a subsequent date to General Floyd's commission.
He goes to the West, where laurels grow; but I think it will be difficult to win them by any one acting in a subordinate capacity, and especially by generals appointed from civil life.
They are the aversion of the West Pointers at the heads of bureaus.
A large, well-proportioned gentleman with florid complexion and intellectual face, who has been whispering with Col. Bledsoe several ti
s; and Orr is to have a regiment.
Mr. Hunter succeeds Toombs in the State Department-and that disposes of him, if he will stay there.
It is to be an obscure place; and if he were indolent, without ambition, it would be the very place for him. Wise is done for. He has had several fights, always drawing blood; but when he gets ready to make a great fight, he is ordered back for fear of his rashness.
Exacting obedience in his own subordinates, of course he will obey the orders of Adjt.-Gen. Cooper.
In this manner I apprehend that the three giants of Virginia, Wise, Hunter, and Floyd, will be neutralized and dwarfed at the behest of West Point.
Napoleon's marshals were privates once-ours-but perhaps West Point may be killed off in the end, since they rush in so eagerly at the beginning of the war.
There are indications of military operations on a large scale on the Potomac.
We have intelligence that McDowell is making preparations to advance against our forces at Man
he President to appoint me to his place.
It would not suit me.
After some brilliant and successful fights, we have a dispatch to-day stating that Gen. Wise has fallen back in Western Virginia, obeying peremptory orders.
Conversed with some Yankees to-day who are to be released to-morrow.
It appears tly proper means of equalizing the war. But it is my duty to obey, and not to deliberate.
We have news of a fight at Hawk's Nest, Western Virginia.
Wise whipped the Yankees there quite handsomely.
Beauregard offers battle again on the plains of Manassas; but it is declined by the enemy, who retire be House.
It is said they sleep in their boots; and that some of them leave the city every night, for fear of being captured before morning.
Generals Johnston, Wise, and Floyd are sending here, daily, the Union traitors they discover to be in communication with the enemy.
We have a Yankee member of Congress, Ely, taken at Man
auley, by greatly superior numbers.
But he was intrenched, and slew hundreds of the enemy before he retreated, which was effected without loss.
We hear of several splendid dashes of cavalry near Manassas, under Col. Stuart; and Wise's cavalry in the West are doing good service.
Col. J. A. Washington has been killed in a skirmish.
He inherited Mount Vernon.
This reminds me that Edward Everett is urging on the war against us. The universal education, so muc Winder, acting I suppose, of course, under the instructions of the Secretary of War--and Mr. Benjamin is now Secretary indeed — is discharging from the prisons the disloyal prisoners sent hither during the last month by Gens. Johnston, Floyd, and Wise.
Not only liberating them, but giving them transportation to their homes, mostly within the enemy's lines.
Surely if the enemy reciprocates such magnanimous courtesy, the war will be merely child's play, and we shall be spared the usual horrors
equisition with cheerfulness; and never have I known an instance where any one of them has used subterfuge to evade a rule, however hard it might bear upon them.
They are the soul of honor, truth, and patriotism.
A victory — but not in the East.
I expect none here while there is such a stream of travel flowing Northward.
It was in Missouri, at Lexington.
Gen. Price has captured the town and made several thousand prisoners, whom he dismissed on parole.
And Wise has had bloody fighting with Rosecrans in Western Virginia.
He can beat the enemy at fighting; but they beat him at manoeuvring, with the use of the guides Gen. Winder has sent them from our prisons here.
Col. Wright has had a race with the Yankees on the North Carolina coast.
They fled to their works before his single regiment with such precipitation as to leave many of their arms and men behind.
We lost but one man: and he was fat, broke his wind, and died in the pursuit
Brig-Gen. Wise is to command on Roanoke Island.
It is not far, of course, walk over the track.
Gen. Wise, whose headquarters are to be fixed at Nag's Head 00 men, besides a numerous fleet of gun-boats; and Gen. Wise has but 3000 effective men.
The department leaves Gen. Wise to his superior officer, Gen. Huger, at Norfolk, who has 15,000 men. But I understand that Huger says Wise has ample means for the defense of the island, and refuses to let him have more men. Th
He says Burnside will take Roanoke Island, and that Wise and all his men will be captured.
It is a man-trap.etary of War has issued such a peremptory order to Gen. Wise, that the latter has no alternative but to attemptis quite sick, but he will fight.
His son, Capt. O. Jennings Wise, who has been under fire many times already Commissioners, have been made major-generals, while Wise and Breckinridge are brigadiers.
work will soon begin.
I am sorry to hear that Gen. Wise is quite ill. But, on his back, as on his feet, he will direct oprefused to allow the use of a few thousand of his troops.
But Gen. Wise is safe; Providence willed that he should escape the man-trap.
Wthen been surrendered after a heroic defense), Lieutenants Bagly and Wise bore the general away in a blanket to a distance of ten or fifteen m. The Yankees would have gladly exchanged all their prisoners for Gen. Wise, who is ever a terror to the North.
Capt. O. Jennings Wise feCapt. O. Jennings Wise fell, while gallantly cheering his men, in the heat of the battle.
A thousand of the enemy fell before a few hundred of our brave soldiers.
Wesome 2500 men, for there was no alternative but to surrender.
Capt. Wise told the Yankee officers, who persisted in forcing themselves in n taken on the island; and we recovered the remains of the heroic Capt. Wise.
His funeral here was most impressive, and saddened the countena
I am sorry that the Confederate States must lose his services, for he is a brave man, covered with honorable scars.
He has displeased the Secretary of War.
Gen. Bonham, of South Carolina, has also resigned, for being overslaughed.
His were the first troops that entered Virginia to meet the enemy; and because some of his three months men were reorganized into fresh regiments, his brigade was dissolved, and his commission canceled.
Price, Beauregard, Walker, Bonham, Toombs, Wise, Floyd, and others of the brightest lights of the South have been somehow successively obscured.
And Joseph E. Johnston is a doomed fly, sooner or later, for he said, not long since, that there could be no hope of success as long as Mr. Benjamin was Secretary of War.
These words were spoken at a dinner-table, and will reach the ears of the Secretary.
The apothecaries arrested and imprisoned some days ago have been tried and acquitted by a court-martial.
Gen. Winder indorsed