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Pleasant and Lawrenceburg, and got safely across the Tennessee at Bainbridge; having inflicted much injury, kept busy many times his number of men, worn out a good many of our shoes, taken at least 1,000 prisoners, and escaped with very little loss. Hood, who had meantime been operating, and continued for a fortnight longer to operate, on Sherman's line of communications nearly up to Chattanooga, and had thence moved westward, as we have seen, into northern Alabama, next demonstrated Oct. 26. in considerable force against Decatur — being the point at which the railroads cross the Tennessee which tend eastward to Chattanooga, westward to Memphis, and northward to Nashville. He found here Gen. Gordon Granger, with a considerable force, which he pressed for several days; establishing a line of rifle-pits within 500 yards of the defenses; intrenching strongly, and threatening an assault; but using no guns, and being roughly handled in a sortie, Oct. 28. wherein a part of the ga
at their camp in Springfield, two thousand or two thousand two hundred strong. He completely routed them, cleared them from the town, hoisted the National flag on the Court House, and retired upon a reinforcement which he has already joined. Our loss is not great. This successful charge against such very large odds is a noble example to the army. Our advance will occupy Springfield to-night. J. C. Fremont, Major-General Commanding. Zagonyi's despatch. near Bolivar--ten A. M., Oct. 26th. General: I respectfully report that yesterday, at four P. M., I met at Springfield about two thousand rebels formed in line of battle. They gave me a very warm reception, but your guard with one feeling made a charge, and in less than three minutes the enemy was completely routed. We cleared the city of every rebel and retired, it being near night and not feeling able to keep the place with so small a force. Major White's command did not participate in the charge. I have seen cha
Doc. 107. the capture of Romney, Va. General Kelley's report. Romney, Oct. 26, six o'clock P. M., Via New Creek. F. H. Pierpoint: I left New Creek at twelve o'clock last night, with my force, and attacked the outposts of the enemy at three o'clock this afternoon, and, after a brilliant action of two hours, completely routed them, captured many prisoners, much camp equipage, and all of their cannon, ammunition, and wagons. The rebels are in full retreat on Winchester. This breaks the backbone of secession on the Upper Potomac. Our loss is trifling, considering the time engaged. My officers and men, without exception, behaved nobly. B. F. Kelley, Brigadier-General. Colonel Johns' report. Headquarters Second regiment, Potomac Home Brigade. Brigadier-General C. M. Thurston: General: In compliance with verbal orders received after consultation between Gen. Kelley and yourself on the night of the 20th instant, I concentrated seven hundred men of my regiment
Doc. 108. Brownlow's address. the Knoxville Whig, of October 26th, contained the following: This issue of the Whig must necessarily be the last for some time to come — I am unable to say how long. The Confederate authorities have determined upon my arrest, and I am to be indicted before the Grand Jury of the Confederate Court, which commenced its session in Nashville on Monday last. I would have awaited the indictment and arrest before announcing the remarkable event to the world, but, as I only publish a weekly paper, my hurried removal to Nashville would deprive me of the privilege of saying to my subscribers what is alike due to myself and them. I have the fact of my indictment and consequent arrest, having been agreed upon for this week, from distinguished citizens, legislators, and lawyers at Nashville of both parties. Gentlemen of high position and members of the secession party say that the indictment will be made because of some treasonable articles in late numbe
the earnest and ready sacrifices of all classes of our people, the continuous and triumphant success of our arms, the temperate wisdom of our Government — all prove the truth of our assertions. Facts which the Herald cannot suppress, nor the Tribune distort, are teaching Europe what to unlearn; and the words South and Southerner are fast becoming realities to the European mind. We are rapidly reaching that point where we will be heard and understood. And once understood, the cause may be considered as decided; for, carrying out our legal phraseology, we have brought our case within the strictest precedents of international law. In the Italian despatches of Lord John Russell, the principle upon which we claim recognition will be found laid down in the strongest and most emphatic manner, and our readers have only to substitute the word South for Italy, and Southern States for the special Italian Powers named, to see how complete is the application. --Charleston Mercury, Oct. 26.
d heard of more than three times that number. We had three men wounded slightly, besides Captain Keiffner, before spoken of. Private Grubbing, of Company B, was shot in the groin; a private of Company K in the arm, just as he had brought down his man. Several sharpshooters of the enemy tried their hands on the major, but I am pleased to say he came out unharmed. We took all the horses, tents, and camp equipage of the enemy. Rebel account of the surprise. On Saturday morning last, October 26th, a Lincoln gun-boat from the Ohio, supposed to be the Conestoga, with three hundred abolition troops, came up the Cumberland, and landed at West Eddyville. The troops were disembarked and proceeded to Saratoga, a few miles from Eddyville, where a fine cavalry company of Kentuckians, just formed by Captain Wilcox, were encamped, completely surprising and putting them to rout, and killing and wounding, it is supposed, some twenty-five or thirty of their number. The others fled, and severa
s of this ship, from Cienfuegos, on the south coast of Cuba. There I learned that Messrs. Slidell and Mason had landed on Cuba, and had reached the Havana from Charleston. I took in some sixty tons of coal and left with all despatch on the 26th of October to intercept the return of the Theodora; but on my arrival at the Havana, on the 31st, I found she had departed on her return, and that Messrs. Slidell and Mason, with their secretaries and families, were there, and would depart on the 7th ohey would proceed overland to Havana. As soon as Capt. Wilkes heard of it, he determined to pursue the Theodora, and intercept her return to Charleston. He took, therefore, sufficient coal to go on a short cruise, and left Cienfuegos on the 26th of October, arrived at Havana on the 28th, and learned that the Theodora had departed on her return to Charleston, after being well received by the authorities of Havana, and being presented at the Tacon theatre, by the ladies of the Secession States,
Doc. 182. capture of the Harvey Birch. November 19, 1861. The voyage of the Nashville. The Confederate States steamer Nashville, Captain Pegram, left Charleston on the night of the 26th of October, at eleven o'clock, passing over the bar at twelve. When she started the weather was thick and cloudy, but just as she was crossing the bar the weather cleared up, and the moon rose brightly, lighting up in full view to the eastward, distant about four miles, two steamers of the blockading squadron--one the United States steam frigate Susquehanna, of twelve guns, the other a powerful propeller gunboat. The Nashville, being under the land and from the moon, was not seen by them. She then encountered strong northeasterly winds and very heavy seas, but made the passage to Bermuda in three and a half days. On arriving at Bermuda she received a pilot on board, who took the vessel to the dock-yard, stating that, in consequence of her length, she could not go into St. George's. The nex
Secession Barbarities.--The following is an extract from a letter front a gentleman of the highest respectability in Illinois, to his friend in Albany, N. Y., dated Oct. 26: Yes, my dear Sir, we live too near the borders of Missouri not to feel intensely excited by the scenes that are being enacted in that State. Secession and rebellion are rampant on the very borders of Illinois. The newspapers have informed you of the undermining of a railroad bridge by the rebels, by which scores of men, women, and children were suddenly sent into eternity, and great numbers, who were not killed outright, were maimed for life. Scenes equally brutal, though not so destructive, by wholesale, of human life, are every day perpetrated by the Secesh of Missouri. A more cowardly set of savages does not exist. Two of my three sons are now in the Union army. The oldest is captain of a company, but Frank, our youngest boy, is only a private. Both are in the field in Missouri, and both have f
rt Skadaddle, Va., October 23d, 1861. To the Editors of the Evening Post: I see by your paper that the name of Skadaddle given to one of the rebel forts near Munson's Hill, is attributed to some German soldiers. This is not the case. Captain W. N. Angle, Company B, Thirty-fifth Regiment New York State Volunteers, gave it the name. Captain Angle still occupies the place, which has been strengthened by our folks by digging a line rifle pits of eighty to one hundred rods, and the building of field works to mount five guns. The name was given on account of the rebels leaving before they even saw a Union soldier or heard the click of a lock. That the terms used by soldiers may be better understood, I will give you two words much used by them: Skioute, to go ahead, pitch in, &c.; Skadaddle, to run away, vamose, slope, &c. The rebels skadaddled out and we skiouted in! Respectfully yours, Sergeant J. C. Otis, Co. B, Thirty-fifth Regiment N. Y. V. --N. Y. Evening Post, Oct. 26.
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