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The Lincoln blockade --Consular Visit.--The marine reporter of the Charleston Courier, under date of May 31, gives the following information: At present, there are two steamers off this bar — the Minnesota, Commodore Stringham, and another, name unknown, apparently a ship about 600 or 700 tons, and of light draft, as she appears to roll very much; she keeps very near the larger vessel, and could be captured by a couple of ordinary steamers well manned and armed. On Thursday, Mr. C. O. Witte, Consul at this port for Sweden and Norway, visited the Minnesota to inquire if the Norwegian Bark Admiral Peter Tordenskfold, now in this harbor, (which vessel arrived here after the steamship Niagara had been off this port, and while the entrance to the harbor was unobstructed,) could load for a place in Europe, and the permission was refused, and he was informed that the Bark could only be allowed to depart in ballast, and even that much was perhaps more than orders justified.
regiment of Home Defenders' could be raised in the manner proposed, and would render efficient service, in conjunction with the army. "As the 'Home Guard' is composed chiefly of exempts who could not be expected to participate actively in an engagement, their services, in the contingency mentioned, would be most valuable as an auxiliary to the police. The experience of the 'Pawnee war' furnishes a foretaste of the excitement which might be expected here in the event of the approach of Lincoln's troops. The probability is that nearly the whole male population would rush forth to aid in repelling the foe, leaving the city exposed to the depredations of thieves. Now, if it were pre-arranged that the 'Home Guard' should distribute themselves over the city — each man to a particular district — the organization would constitute an excellent police or protective force, whose presence would not only prevent depredations, but allay the apprehensions of the women. The commanding office
The Latest News.rumors of the Fairfax fight. A passenger on the Central train, who left Manassas Junction yesterday morning, reports the Southern forces at that place to be in high spirits, and patiently awaiting the attack soon to be made on them by the 40,000 Hessians of Lincoln's army. He says that an old gentleman counted the U. S. Cavalry as they marched on Fairfax Court-House, Saturday morning, and that they numbered eighty-five. On their return there were but fifty-eight in the party, and five stragglers passed afterwards, showing that twenty-two had been either killed or taken prisoners. Seven dead bodies had been seen, and one of the wretched hirelings had crawled into the Confederate camp, badly wounded. The same gentleman reports that on Saturday last the railroad bridge at Martinsburg was fried and burned by the Southern troops, as a matter of precaution against a rear attack. Yesterday afternoon it was reported on the streets that another skirmish had ta
Atrocities of the enemy in Elizabeth City county.further outrages at Hampton.one of Lincoln's Officers shot. We find the following particulars of the recent outrages perpetrated at Hampton and other portions of Elizabeth City county, in addition to what has already been published, in the Norfolk Herald of yesterday: Mr. Frederick Jett, formerly of Elizabeth City, left Williamsburg a few days ago, where he had just moved with his family to avoid the vandals at Fort Monroe, and came r unluckily found a uniform coat; upon which, they held him a close prisoner and sent off his two daughters, grown women, to the fort as "hostages" for his "good behavior." Nothing, was alleged against them; but it was the simple arbitrary act of Lincoln's hell-hounds, who in this, though in violation of law and civilized usage, as in all their proceedings, but followed the example of the lawless old tyrant, their Master. From Mr. West's they passed over to the farm of Wm. Lee, which had on
From Camp Pickens. [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Camp Pickens, Va., June 2, 1861. Three of Lincoln's men, belonging to Company B, Cavalry, who were engaged in the affair of yesterday at Fairfax C. H., were brought into camp a few hours after the fight, as prisoners of war. They are ill-favored specimens of humanity, surly in their manner, and evidently nothing above the hireling who kills and offers himself to be killed for pay. They were splendidly mounted and well equipped. General Beauregard arrived here yesterday evening. Of him, above all the men I have ever seen, it can, with perhaps the least truth be said, "there is no speculation in those eyes." In that particular feature he reminds me greatly of General Walker, of Nicaraguan fame. A countenance stamped with the highest order of intellect, cold and impassive, it is only through the windows of the soul that the workings of his great mind — for he may be truly called a great man — can be discerned.-
the nation. Lewisburg Va. June 15, 1861. The report of the approach of invading bands of desperadoes to this section I could not fully receive, yet we all thought it best to be prepared. Hence, in common with the rest of the community, I got my gun and pistol in readiness, resolved, though my calling be one of peace, to do my little best in assisting to drive the invaders from our soil. The sight presented on that day in this our Western home, would have done you good — If Abram Lincoln or his ruling Premier could have seen our mountain boys, with their trusty rifles, as on foot, in wagons, and on horseback, they streamed into our main street until hundreds filled the same, and if they could have known that these were only the commencement of the stream that was rolling to must the foe, I am confident they would have been convinced, that such a people never could be conquered, especially on their own soil, and fighting for their own firesides. The spirit of liberty was
The Daily Dispatch: January 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], List of the General officers in the armies of the Confederate States. (search)
llow-citizens. He had too just an idea of the theory of the American Constitution and the Federal system to blind his eyes to the gross perversion and outrages upon the charter of American liberty by the Lincoln Government. He was too pure and honest to profess what he did not believe, and to acknowledge fealty where he did not consider it due. Having undoubting faith in State Rights, and no faith whatever in Black Republicanism, he felt that his allegiance was due to Virginia, and not to Lincoln. Yet, although he had silently and quietly pursued the even tenor of his way, he was suspected of unsoundness on the great issues of the day. The mob of Wheeling, than which a grosser, more servile and besotted mob cannot be found anywhere, required every man to show his hands, and gloated in the license given them by the despotism they served of violating the sanctify of dwellings they never presumed to enter before, of arraigning their superiors in these homes, while in monarchical Engla
civil and political liberty that is contained in the Constitution and laws of the United States. He has run the machine on rights as old as Magna Charta, until there is not a despotism in Europe which dares to oppress and enslave its people as Lincoln oppresses and enslaves the once free country over which he presides. Such a thing as a free press or free speech is tolerated in no part of his domains. His machine has crushed to stems every semblance of law, liberty, and justice in the entirll stuck in the mud upon our borders and sea-coast, stained to a deep crimson with the blood of a people whom it can never run over nor subjugate. The "machine" of the United States Government, once the emblem of liberty and law, has become, in Lincoln's hands, a ponderous Juggernaut, which crushes none so completely as those who fall down to do it homage. Let us hope that the time is not distant when this accursed "machine" will run off the track, and plunge, with its engineer, down a fathom
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