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Address of Gen. E Kirby Smith. The following is the address of Gen. Kirby Smith to the citizens of Louisiana: To the People of Louisiana: The General commanding this Department desires to make known to the people of Louisiana that the enemy, in irresistible force, has driven back our gallant little army in spite of its horic efforts and the able conduct of its General. He bids them be of good cheer and to organize themselves into minute companies so as to render him assistance, when the proper time comes, to expel the invader. He believes that such dispositions have been made as will punish the temerity of the invading column. He invokes them to lay aside all bickering and fault finding, and, with united effort, to aid him in this crisis of their country's need. Let them do this cordially and in earnest, and he believes the cloud which now envelops their prospects will soon be dissipated. E. Kirby Smith, Lieutenant General Comd'g.
agniloquence, and glory. I feel inspired, elevated, sublimated, etherealized by the great scenes through which I have passed. My victories have won me eternal fame; immortality is mine, immortality is mine. I have not taken Richmond, but I have taken the gunboats. I have not "pushed Johnston to the wall," but I have pushed myself against the old redoubtable Stonewall! Immortality is mine! Immortality is mine! With lofty sentiments of exalted esteem, I abide, G. B. McCLELLAN, Maj. Gen'l Comd'g, near the Gunboats. P. S.--I omitted to state that forty-six of the rebel regiments were from North Carolina. I have told you before of the strong Union sentiments existing among the troops from that State. From the closeness with which they followed me it is now demonstrated beyond all peradventure that they desired to establish intimate relations with my brave and noble reserves. Had not the Tar River boys kept shooting bullets the sweetest intimacy might have been esta
--Sergeants W. C. Owens and I. A. Stevens, Privates H. J. Bur F. M. Barrows, J. W. Anderson, James Culdar, J. Burns, W E. Gibson, J. W. Jones, L. S. Lee, and W. N. Patterson, all of the Washington Light Infantry of this city, and Private W. Martin, 12th Ga., and Mr. Mathews, an overseer, were buried this morning by the falling in of the barracks on the sea face of the fort, where they had been placed in position for mounting the parapet in case of an assault. [Signed,] S. Elliott, Jr., Major Comd'g Post. A fierce bombardment has been kept up all day on Sumter from the monitors and land batteries. Up to 3 o'clock this afternoon no further casualties have occurred.--Over 1,200 shots were fired in twenty-four hours. Firing still heavy. [third Dispatch.] Charleston, Nov. 1. --The bombardment of Sumter continued fiercely, without intermission, last night and to day. This afternoon the shots averaged four per minute. The firing has been from two monitors, two hea
S. Cooper, A. and I. G. To Maj. Gen. T. C. Hindman. etc., etc. Headq'rs Department Tennessee, Mission Bridge, Nov. 15, 1863. Mr. President: After your action in the case of Lt. Gen. Polk, which to me has been entirely satisfactory, I feel it a duty, as it is a pleasure, to request similar action on your part toward Major- General Hindman. This officer, as will appear from the official reports, was conspicuously distinguished at Chickamauga for gallantry and good conduct. And nothing but the necessity for uniform discipline prevented my overlooking the previous affair for which he was suspended. From what I have heard unofficially, the General may prefer not to serve under my command, but it is only just for me to add, that be possesses my fullest confidence as a most gallant soldier and excellent disciplinarian. I am, sir, very respectfully, your ob't serv't, Braxton Bragg, General Comd'g. To His Excellency Jefferson Davis, President, Richmond, Va.
The expedition to Brandon. --The following is Butler's dispatch to Washington, giving an account of the recent expedition up James river: Fortress Monroe, Jan. 25. Hon. E. M. Stanton Secretary of War: Brig. Gen. Graham, by my direction, went with three armed transports and a competent force to the Peninsula, made a landing on the James river, seven miles below Fort Powhatan, known as the Brandon farms, and captured 22 of the enemy, including seven of the signal corps, and brought away 99 negroes, destroyed 24,600 pounds of pork, large quantities of oats and corn, and captured a sloop and schooner and 240 boxes of tobacco. They returned without the loss of a man. Benj. F. Butler, Maj. Gen. Comd'g. This schooner is doubtless the one which ran the blockade from Richmond. If the Yankees insist on this capture, these traitors will lose their tobacco. Butler aint the man to let any money slip through his hands.
ns throw fifteen-inch shot and rifled shell. It was rumored on the streets yesterday that the Yankees had struck the Richmond and Petersburg railroad at Port Walthall Junction, but this report is not confirmed, and last night our troops were still in possession of the post. The following telegram was received here last night: Petersburg, May 6.--Our forces were skirmishing with the enemy's forces near Port Walthall Junction at 6 o'clock this evening. Geo. E. Pickett, Maj. Gen. Comd'g. We learn, in addition to this, that later intelligence announces that the enemy had been driven back. Additional force of transports and gunboats in the river. Last night intelligence was received here that 35 of the enemy's gunboats and transports had passed Harrison's Landing, and seventy were in sight, making 105 in all. Six of the squadron came up, and one of them, the leading vessel, was blown up by a torpedo. The other five then landed their troops at Curls N
at Gen. Ransom's headquarters last night: Bottom's Bridged, June 2d,4.20, P. M. Major T. O. Chestney: The pickets at McClellan's bridge report a large column of cavalry advancing in the direction of Bottom's bridge. M. W. Gary, Col. Comd'g, &c. Bottom's Bridge June 2d,5:10, P. M. Major T. O. Chestney: The head of the enemy's column reached the bridge and are now skirmishing with our men in the rifle pits. The numbers have not yet developed themselves. M. W. Gary, Col. Comd'g, &c. Bottom's Bridge crosses the Chickahominy, about fifteen miles below Richmond.--It is quite probable that this demonstration to designed to cover the crossing of Butler's entire army from the Southside to the Peninsula. The raid upon Ashland. The Yankee cavalry force which advanced upon Ashland on Wednesday, was first met near Hanover C. H, by a portion of Gen. Fits Lee's troops, and skirmishing at once commenced, Our men gradually fell back before the ene
A Victim of the Florida. --Extract of a letter dated St. Georges, July 21, 1864: George P. Black, Agent of N. S. Walker, Government Agent: The barque Harris Stevens, of Portland, bound to Clenfilegos came to grief yesterday fifty miles to S. and W. of this. The crew I sent to Cork in a Danish barque, I captured 313 lbs gum opium, which I will send into the Confederacy. C. M. Morris, Lieut Comd'g.
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1864., [Electronic resource], Statements of the "peace Commissioners." (search)
Statements of the "peace Commissioners." Richmond, Va., December 2, 1864. To the Editor of the Dispatch: In the New York, Daily Tribune of November 26th appear two or three columns, containing what purports to be the account of what one "Edmund Kirke," alias J. D. Gilmore, saw, and said, and did, on the occasion of his recent visit to the military prisons in this city. A portion of this account appeared in the Dispatch of the 80th ultimo. The statement is not only filled with false-hoods of the grossest character, which must be apparent to every reader, but in every particular, save the single one of his being at the Libby, is utterly without foundation. The whole story is a lie, and as well, if not better, known to be such by "Kirke" than anybody else. I have conferred with Judge Ould on the subject, and he joins me in stigmatizing it as a shameless publication. Th. P. Turner, Major Comd'g Military Prisons,
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