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s ago, the functions of the Federal Government were found to be generally suspended within the several States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida, excepting those only of the Post-Office Department. Within these States all the forts, arsenals, dock-yards, custom-houses and the like, including the moveable and stationary property in and about them, had been seized and held in open hostility to this Government; excepting only Forts Pickens, Taylor and Jefferson, on and near the Florida coast, and Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor, South Carolina. The forts thus seized had been put in improved condition, new ones had been built, and armed forces had been organized, and were organizing, all avowedly with the same hostile purpose. The forts remaining in the possession of the Federal Government in and near these States were either besieged or mentioned by warlike preparations, and especially Fort Sumter was nearly surrounded by well protected ho
ter, and tacking ship soon overhauled her. A gun fired across the bow of the stranger speedily brought her to. The Captain was ordered to come on board the Dixie, and his papers showed his vessel to be the bark Glen, of Portland, Me. bound to Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, with a cargo of goal — Without further ceremony, the Yankee shipper was informed of the business of his capture, and made prisoner. A grins crew was put aboard the Glen, who didn't take her to Fort Jefferson, and the Dixie went onFort Jefferson, and the Dixie went on her way rejoining. On Thursday, the 26th, the schooner Mary Alice, of New York, from the West ladies, with a cargo of sugar, bound for New York, have in sight. A messenger from Long Tom explained the meaning of the Stars and dark, and the Mary Alice was upon a prize, [As our readers know, she was afterwards recaptured by the blockaders,] On the 27th two sail were for a short time in sight; but a heavy squall came up, accompanied by a water-spout, which passed close ahead of the privateer, an
Affairs at Key West. Augusta, Ga., Oct. 22. --The Charleston Courier, of this morning, says two gentlemen and a lady, who escaped from Key West, have arrived in that city, and report that there are about 10,000 Federals at Key West and Fort Jefferson. Among those compelled to take the oath of allegiance is Mr. F. J. Morena, the brother-in-law of Secretary Mallory. In the Point were two English and one French frigate. The yacht Wanderer is now used as a patrol and guard boat. It was reported that the English and French naval officers were to have a meeting to decide upon and report that the blockade is totally inefficient.
The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
he following interesting particulars in regard to affairs at Key West, Fla., which it obtained from two gentlemen reported in Tampa (Fla.) Peninsula as having lately escaped from the former place: They estimate the forces at Key West and Fort Jefferson at about 1,000 men. There are about 250 regulars, two companies of artillery, and one company of Billy Wilson's Zouaves. The workmen, about one hundred and fifty in number, had also formed themselves into a company of Home Guards. There is his wife with him. Both slaves and free negroes are obliged to take the oath. One free negro, named Pablo Rogers, obstinately refused, said he was a Southern man and belonged to St. Augustine. They discharged him from his employment on Fort Jefferson, and sent him adrift. There were two English frigates and one French frigate at Key West, three guard boats, a number of captures, &c. The Commander of the English frigate Challenger asked permission of Major French, Commandant of the Fo
te at battery on Staten Island, New York100,000 New battery at Fort Hamilton, at the Narrows, New York100,000 Fort at Sandy Hook, entrance to New York harbor, New Jersey300,000 Fort Millin, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania25,000 Fort Delaware, on Delaware river60,000 New fort, opposite Fort Delaware, on Delaware shore200,000 Fort Carrol, Baltimore harbor, Md200,000 Fort Calhoun, Hampton Roads, Va.200,000 Fort Monroe, Hampton Roads, Va.50,000 Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida300,000 Fort Jefferson, Garden Key, Tortugas Florida300,000 Additional Fort, at Tortugas, Fla200,000 Fort at Ship Island, Coast of Mississippi100,000 Fort at Fort Point, entrance San Francisco harbor200,000 Fort at Sicatraz Island, San Francisco harbor150,000 Contingencies of fortifications100,000 Total$4,710,000 Arrival of Gen.Scott in Paris — his meeting with his wife — their Domestic affairs, &c. From the New York Herald's Paris correspondence, under date of November 26th, we extract the foll
nnessee river some distance; but its final destination is not known. Another dispatch; dated Cairo, 10th inst., says several steamers, conveying part of the troops forming the present expedition, left this afternoon, and landed troops at Fort Jefferson, and then returned, but will go down in the morning and convey the rest of the troops to Fort Jefferson, a point on the Kentucky shore, five miles below Bird's Point. The Cavalry had previously been taken across to Fort Holt, and will jornoon, and landed troops at Fort Jefferson, and then returned, but will go down in the morning and convey the rest of the troops to Fort Jefferson, a point on the Kentucky shore, five miles below Bird's Point. The Cavalry had previously been taken across to Fort Holt, and will join them in the morning from Bird's Point. Considerable numbers of Regiments will be taken at Paducah — about 600 troops marched from there this morning, and will join the expedition at some point in the interior.
rd Stmpon, Willtan, Gross, John Coleman, Julius S. Bradford, Herman Stung, Patrick O'Rrten, J. F. Swatnisnec Weaver, Edward H. McCarthy, Jams Russell, John Fitzpatrick, David Some and Jack Hays, twenty-five in number They were all taken to the Eastern Pol Station, where they are at present detaine Interesting from Cairo — movement of the great expedition Southward; Cairo, Jan, 15. --Gen. Grant and staff embarked on the steamer Chancellor this morning, and took the field at Fort Jefferson. Dispatches had been received from the as vance column under Gen. McClernand, saying it is on the march and will camp at Mayfield, Ky., to-night. Camp Beauregard is flear a ayfield that the rebels must ought or fun. Gen. Grant reviewed the troops composing the second division this foreance, and informed them newshound march thirty unites by to-morrow morning. The greatest tonsinsin prevails among the troops. Interesting news from Kentucky. Louisville, Jan. 15. --Thr
ri Light Artillery, under command of Maj. Schofield, started from this city yesterday, and probably reach Pilot Knob this morning. The rebels had not destroyed any more of the bridges. The Big river bridge is being rapidly rebuilt. From Cairo — return of Federal troops from a grand reconnaissance to Columbus. Cairo, Jan. 20. --(Special dispatch to the Chicago Journal.)--General Grant and his staff arrived in town yesterday morning.--General Paine's brigade reached Fort Jefferson on Saturday, and General McClernand's brigade will arrive to-morrow. The object of the expedition, it now appears, was a reconnaissance in force of all that part of Kentucky in which a portion of the operations against Columbus will necessarily be performed, and a demonstration to aid General Buell's right wing. Our forces have been eminently successful, and the engineer corps, under Col. Webster, have a full and accurate knowledge of the country. It is understood that Gen. Smith
sing care, and situation can make them. Here however, a large preparation of the cases terminate fatality. Thus far not a women or child has died of fever. The general hospital at the barracks has one hundred and twenty sick, and some die here daily. There have recently died of fever three officers of the Ninetieth regiment N. Y. S. V. viz. Capt. Sullivan, Lieut Mulligan, and Lieut. Irwin also, Sergeant Rose and Sand master Boswell. Four companies of this regiment still remain at Fort Jefferson, where their health still continues unimpaired. Col. Tenalle, commanding there, has instituted a rigid quarantine on everything from Key West, except the mails. We are now without later dates from the North than the 31st, and yet so engrossed is the mind with the insidious foe lurking unseen in our midst, that a very moderate desire only is manifested for war Some express a desire to know what has followed upon Pope's rectory of the 30th upon the battle field of Bull Run, where ou
be reconsidered by the Secretary. "Lieutenant-General Scott will further ask the attention of the Secretary to Forts Jefferson and Taylor, which are wholly national — being of far greater value even to the more distant points of the Atlantic che State of Florida. There is only a feeble company at Key West for the defence of Fort Taylor, and not a soldier in Fort Jefferson to resist a handful of filibusters or a row-boat of pirates; and the Gulf, soon after the beginning of secession or ro the feeble garrison of Fort Taylor, Key West, and at the same time a company--Major Arnold's, from Boston"to occupy Fort Jefferson, Tortugas Island. If this company had been three days later the fort would have been pre-occupied by Floridians. Itforts, which govern the commerce of the Mexican Gulf, as Gibraltar and Malta govern that of the Mediterranean. With Forts Jefferson and Taylor, the rebels might have purchased an early recognition from Europe. It was known at the Navy Departme
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