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ers you have tendered me; being, as your notes implies, all of the Confederate army in your possession. In return, I have pleasure in offering you the sixteen of those of the Federal army in my possession. Hoping that, in the prosecution of the unhappy conflict in which we are engaged, we shall never lose sight of the claims of generosity, on those who direct the operations of the armies of our respective Governments. I have the honor to be. Respectfully yours, L. Polk. Major-General Comd'g. A strange history --A free Negro captured from the enemy and brought South for sale. The New Orleans Delta, of the 25th, has the following particulars of a strange case which has come before the authorities of that city: When the steamer Lizzle Simmons arrived at our wharf yesterday from Memphis, the captain called aboard a police officer, and told him he had better escort two men and a negro who were on board up to the Mayor's office, as there appeared to be som
The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important correspondence — resignation of General Walker. (search)
ith the brigade. I know I have its confidence. One would have suppposed that an Executive, who had himself been a soldier, would have scorned to have wounded the sensibilities of an old and tried soldier. The sacred cause for which I drew my sword, I will fight for in my native State; but I will not condescend to submit any longer to the insults and indignities of the Executive. I have the honor to be, with high consideration, your most humble servant, (S) W. H. T. Walker, Brig. Gen'l Comd'g Brig. To Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Sec. of War, Richmond, Va. Mr. Benjamin's reply. Confederate States America, War Department, Richmond. 29th Oct. 1861. Sir: Your letter of the 27th inst., has been received. In it you tender your resignation as Brigadier-General in the Provisional Army. It is due to self-respect that I should remark on the impropriety of your using this Department as the channel for conveying disrespectful and insulting comments on the action of the Command
Capture of three Lake steamers. --The New Orleans Picayune is indebted to the courtesy of Gen. Lovell for the use of the following dispatch: Fort Pike, Nov. 29.--Captain Buckley, of the steamer Jeff. Davis, has just left my wharf, having been turned back on his trip to Mobile. He reports the capture, by the Yankees, yesterday morning, in the Sound, of the steamers Grey Cloud, Watson, and Henry Lewis--the two latter heavily laden with freight for Mobile. H. A. Clinch, Major Comd'g. Maj. Gen. Lovell, C. S. A. The Picayune further says: Since receiving the above, we learn from here agents here, John E. Hyde & Co., that the Grey Cloud arrived in port (Mobile) early yesterday morning. The wrong name has probably been given, by mistake, to one of the captured boats. Another dispatch has been received by Mr. Geddes, agent of the mail line, dated Pascagoula, yesterday, stating that a steamer name not mentioned, was captured by the enemy, in the morning,
istian Sun, of Fleet --the Suffolk says: On Tuesday night, about a persons arrived here from Edenton and Elizabeth City. They came across the country on a carriages, wagons, and in anyway they could bring them was Capt Parker connected with Comd. Lynch's fleet and many of the men of the fleet who had escaped. Early on Wednesday morning Comd. Lynch arrived. On Friday night, the Commodore finding his ammunition nearly exhausted, sent Capt. Parker with a note to the commanding officeComd. Lynch arrived. On Friday night, the Commodore finding his ammunition nearly exhausted, sent Capt. Parker with a note to the commanding officer, informing him that he was going to Elizabeth City. Capt. Parker learned from Capt. Taylor at the Pork Point Battery, that up to that time only one of our men had been killed and three wounded, and Capt. Taylor thought they could hold out unless they were turner in the rear. Com. Lynch on his arrival at Elizabeth City dispatched an officer and obtained ammunition enough or two vessels, and on Sunday went down to Roanoke Island, supposing that they were still fighting. When near the mouth of
ll forever be honored and respected, as the emblem of Liberty and Union, in every land and upon every sea. By order of the President: The by Caution of Bowling Green--why it was done. Louisville, Saturday, Feb. 15, 1862. To Maj.-Gen. McClellan: Mitchell's Division, by a forced march, reached the river at Bowling Green to-day, making a bridge to cross. The enemy had burnt the bridge at 1 o'clock in the morning, and were evacuating the place when he arrived. D. C. Buell, Brig.-Gen. Comd'g. [From the Washington Star, of Saturday.] Just as the Star goes to press to-day, the General-in-Chief has received a dispatch from Gen. Buell, announcing that his advance, under Gen. Mitchell, reached the river opposite Bowling Green yesterday by a forced march. The enemy, fearing the passage of his force across the river by the remaining bridge there, burned that immediately, or sufficient of it to render it impassable. Gen. Mitchell at once set about constru
Notice. --A few more good and reliable men will be received for local service, in Battery No. 9, Brook Turnpike, if application be made at once either at the Battery or opposite the Spotswood Hotel, on Main street, where gentlemen will be found to enlist and give any information required. This is the last chance for enlistment in this branch of the service, as all of the batteries are supplied. T. P. Wilkinson, Captain Comd'g Winder Battery. fe 20--6t*
Between seven and eight o'clock we discovered the rebels had set fire to the Congress, and she continued to burn until one o'clock, when she blew up. This was a melancholy satisfaction to us, for as she had fallen into the hands of the enemy, it was far better to have her destroyed than that she should be employed against us at some future day. It was the impression of some of my officers that the rebels hoisted the French flag. I heard that the monitor had arrived, and soon after Lieut. Comd'g Worden came on board, and I immediately ordered him to go up to the Minnesota, hoping that she would be able to keep off an attack on the Minnesota, till we had got her a float again. This morning the Merrimac renewed the attack on the Minnesota, but she found, no doubt greatly to her surprise, a new opponent in the Monitor. The contest has been going on during the day between these two armed vessels, and most beautifully has the little monitor sustained herself, showing herself c
Want-- Drummers, Fifers and Buglers, for the 2d Reg't Virginia Artillery, stationed in the batteries around Richmond. Apply immediately at the headquarters of the regiment, No. 17. Law Building. Ro. Tansill, Col. Comd'g. ap 3--6t
r letter of the 22d inst., offering me, for the use of the Confederate States, the bell of the First Baptist Church, has been received. I have the assurance from a number of persons that the planters will all furnish me their bells; and, reliving upon this promise, I have declined the offer of many churches, to furnish me theirs also. With my kindest thanks for your wishes for our common cause, and my health and prosperity, I remain yours, very respectfully, G. Y. Beauregard, Gen. Comd'g To J. G. Flournoy, Esq., Memphis, Tenn. From Paris, Tenn. The Memphis Appeal, of the 5th inst., says: We have a few additional particulars of the visit of the Federal troops at Paris, on Tuesday last. Two prominent citizens were arrested and carried away--Mr. John H. Van Dyke, formerly Captain of the Paris Minute Men, and Col. R. T. Caldwell, a wealthy citizen who has been an active States-rights advocate since the commencement of the present troubles. A large quantity
they are goaded on under a tyrant's lash by desperate leaders, whose only safety lies in success. Such a foe ought never to conquer freemen. battling upon their own soil. You will conquer him in your chosen position, strong by nature and improved by art — away from his main support and reliance — gunboats and heavy batteries — and, for the first time in this war, with nearly equal numbers. The slight reverses we have met on the seaboard have worked us good as well as evil; the brave troops, so long retained there, have hastened in swell your numbers, whilst the gallant Van-Dorn and invincible Price, with the ever-successful "army of the West," are now in your midst with numbers almost equalling the "army of Shilon" We have, then, but to strike and destroy, and as the enemy's whole resources are concentrated here, we shall not only redeem Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri at one blow, but open the portals of the whole Northwest. Bragton Brago General Comd's 2d Corp
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