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The Florida off Liverpool — excitement among the Merchants — the Alabama. [from the Liverpool times, Aug. 21.] There has been a good deal of excitement on Change yesterday in connection with the movements of this vessel. It was at first reported that 75,804 couces of silver, a portion of the prize money from a capture by the Florida, had been placed on board the ship Eagle, Capt. Norfolk, which arrived at Liver pool yesterday morning, and the agents of the Federal Government in the town were exceedingly anxious to take any measures which were available for the recovery of the treasure. They consulted an eminent legal firm upon the subject, and as their interiors became known there was a manifest desire on the part of the Southerners to make come counter demonstration. Roche's Point, Thursday Evening.--The Confederate armed steamer Florida was again seen off the harbor this morning, steering to the S. S. W., bark rigged, and subsequently seen steering to the E. N. E., b
the West. Atlanta, Sept. 11. --Rosecrans is moving about from place to place, but making no decided forward movement. Skirmishers are thrown out by the enemy at various places from Ringgold to Alpine. From fifteen to twenty thousand of the enemy are said to be forty miles from Rome, Georgia, their prisoners say, waiting for their wagon train.--A general engagement is not expected soon unless Gen. Bragg attacks. [second Dispatch.] Atlanta, Sept. 12. --On Friday, the 21st of August, a portion of Rosecrans's cavalry fired across the Tennessee river into Chattanooga. For a few days feints were made at Harrison, 20 miles above Chattanooga, and below, at Bridgeport. By the 26th the enemy had crossed at Bridgeport, the small force then at that point falling back, and Chattanooga having been evacuated by the citizens. The enemy's movements were slow and cautious; and at length they passed down Will's Valley, through Dade county, Ga., in considerable force to flank Bra
Political excitement. --A Cincinnati correspondent of the Chicago Times says a mass meeting of the Democracy took place at Mount Gilead, Ohio, on the 21st August, at which 20,000 were present. It is computed that at least half a dozen mass conventions of each political party are being held in Ohio daily. A more vigorous campaign was never before known in Ohio.--There is evident fear on the part of the Republicans of a defeat, while the Democracy are entirely sanguine of the election of Vallandigham by at least 30,000 majority. It is proposed to have a tremendous meeting in Cincinnati soon, at which Gov. Seymour and other leading statesmen will be present.
The plea of insanity in a murder case. --George Victor Townley, who some time since in England, murdered Miss Goodwin, a young woman to whom he had been affianced, has been tried, found guilty and condemned to death. A defence was set up that he was insane, and it was sought to prove the plea of insanity by producing evidence of the prisoner's general moral derangement. A physician who had twice seen the prisoner since his incarceration, was of opinion that he is insane. Baron Martin, the presiding judge, demolished this plea by telling the jury that assuming "that the prisoner's mind was diseased on the 21st of August, yet, if he knew the act he did would probably cause death, and that what he was doing was against the law of God and the subject of legal punishment, he is responsible for his act."
The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Yankee Iron-Clad Navy--Admiral Dahlgren's opinion of monitors. (search)
ng, Racer, Dan Smith. August 17rebel bat'rs on Morris Island to divert fire from our batteries, which opened on SumterMortar boats Racer, Dan Smith. August 18Wagner to prevent assaultWeehauken, Iron sides, Montauk, Nahant, Passaic, Kaatskill, Patapsco; gunboats Canandalgua Mahaska, Ottawa, Cimerone, Wissa hickin, Dal Ching Ladona. August 19WagnerIron sides, Passaic, Weehauken, gunboats Wissahickin, Mahaska, Dal Ching, Ladona, Ottawa. August 20rebel batteries on Morris IslandIronsides. August 21Sumter and WagnerIronsides, gunboats Mahaska, Ottawa, Ladona, Dal Ching. August 22WagnerIronsides, Patapsco, gunboats Mahaska, Dal Ching August 23SumterWeehauken, Ironsides, gbt Montauk September 1SumterWeehauken, Passaic, Patapsco, Montauk, Nahant. September 5Obstructions bet'n Sumter and GregWeehauken, Nahant, Patapsco. Montauk, Passaic, Lehigh. September 6Wagner and GreggLehigh, Nahant. September 7Batt'rs on Sullivan's Isl'd.Ironsides, Wechauken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant
The Daily Dispatch: July 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], Effe of the Shells Fired into Charleston. (search)
Effe of the Shells Fired into Charleston. A writer in the Cornhill Magazine graphically describes his experience of a night in a Charleston hotel during a bombardment by the Union forces. He says: On the 21st August, at half past 1 A M, I was lying on my bed in the Charleston Hotel, unable to sleep from the excessive heat, and listening to the monotonous sound of the cannonade kept up on the enemy's position from the batteries on James Island. Restless and weary of the night, I had lighted a candle in defiance of the mosquitos, and sought to pass away the time with a volume of "Les Miscrables" It happened to be the one containing the account of the battle of Waterloo, and white deeply interested in the description of the rushing squadrons of cuirassier, I was startled by a noise that, from connection with my reading, resembled the where of a phantom brigade of cavalry, galloping in mid air. My first feeling was that of utter astonishment; but a crash, succeeded by a
From Memphis and New Orleans. Mobile August 21. --A special to the Register, from Senatobia on the 21st, states that Forrest at tacked Memphis at 7 o'clock that morning. Heavy firing was heard for three hours, and it was supposed the city was captured, as the Federal force was reported small and unsuspecting. A Federal force occupied Oxford to-day. The operator at Jackson reports a great riot at New Orleans, in which four hundred citizens were killed. It arose in consequence of Canby's attempt to enforce a draft. The negro troops were called on to suppress the riot, which was still progressing. All quiet in Mobile.
The Daily Dispatch: August 24, 1864., [Electronic resource], The late campaign on the North side of the James. (search)
avy skirmishing and an extremely unpleasant shelling from land batteries, gunboats, &c. At one time during the day it became necessary to move one of our guns some distance "by hand" and in the very teeth of the enemy; This was done under a terrible musketry fire, during which privates M. H. Gardner and William M. Mann fell, both painfully wounded. August 17th--All quiet to-day. August 18th--Our troops on the left made a reconnaissance in force, the which amounted to finding the enemy still in force and strongly entrenched. --Shelling and skirmishing passed up and down the lines, but none of our company were hurt. August 19th and 20th.--Our skirmishers have become quite amicable with the enemy's sharpshooters, and everything is quiet. Sunday, August 21st.--The enemy have all returned to the south side after having accomplished — what ?--the capture of four iron howitzers and the loss of fully one thousand men for each gun in killed, wounded and missing. W. S. W.
The following telegrams are copied from the Washington Chronicle of the 25th instant, received last night. There was no late news in the paper from either of the principal seats of war, or from the Upper Potomac: General Forrest at Memphis. Memphis, August 21. --This city was attacked at 4 o'clock this morning, by the rebel General Forrest, with three brigades of cavalry, about 3,000 strong. This force left General Smith's front, at Oxford, on the evening of the 18th instant, and made a rapid forced march to this city. They drove in our pickets, and dashed directly into the headquarters of General Washburne, who made a very narrow escape. They then made a rush into General Buckland's headquarters; but he also succeeded in making his escape. They then attacked the Irving prison, but were repulsed by the guard there. They next visited the Gayoso House, expecting to capture General Hurlbut, but he was stopping at a friend's house, and so the rebels did not su
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