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George Ashmun (search for this): article 1
A dispatch just received from Richmond, states that a body of twenty-five hundred men will leave this evening for the purpose of seizing Harper's Ferry. The Republican officials here are greatly exasperated at the alleged bad conduct of Major Anderson, and are inclined to endorse the Courier article. Gen. Scott, it is said, and re-said, will resign, if Virginia leaves the Union; but the report is without the least foundation. He is daily at his post, and hard at work. George Ashmun, it is reported here, is about to be sent to Canada as a confidential agent of the Administration. No orders have as yet been issued for the blockade of Southern ports, or to stop the mails in the revolutionary States. Fort Monroe, as well as Fort Washington, Va. are to receive an increase of Garrison. Harper's Ferry is to be garrisoned as soon as troops can be raised to send there; but the Virginians, it is feared, will capture the Arsenal first. Three regiments will
Facts and rumors from Washington. The New York Express has the following by telegraph from Washington: Washington city is a key position, with Baltimore for one base of operations in this direction, and Carlisle or Harper's Ferry for mother. Military reconnaissances have been made by officers of the seceded States of the heights across the Potomac, which command this city. Those heights will be at once occupied and entrenched by Government troops, if Virginia enters upon hostilities. Another key point is Cairo, in Illinois, where an immense force will be massed to go down the Mississippi. The mouths of that river will be blockaded, and all seceded ports at the South. Across the Potomac into Virginia, the war and secession spirit is by no means uppermost as yet, but Virginians think that she will go out, though the Western part of the State may secede from the slaveholding portion. Col. Huger, stationed at Baltimore, (Fort McHenry,) for the defence of the Harbor
Gen. Scott, it is said, and re-said, will resign, if Virginia leaves the Union; but the report is without the least foundation. He is daily at his post, and hard at work. George Ashmun, it is reported here, is about to be sent to Canada as a confidential agent of the Administration. No orders have as yet been issued for the blockade of Southern ports, or to stop the mails in the revolutionary States. Fort Monroe, as well as Fort Washington, Va. are to receive an increase of Garrison. Harper's Ferry is to be garrisoned as soon as troops can be raised to send there; but the Virginians, it is feared, will capture the Arsenal first. Three regiments will be ordered to rendezvous at Washington, one to go to Fort Monroe with the New York regiment, a comfortable rendezvous for soldiers. A Baltimore regiment has tendered his services to the Government. Governor Hicks, of Maryland, has just had an interview with the President, and it is said that he conveyed
Peter Brown (search for this): article 1
The North Carolina begins to fill up. After the departure of the Powhatan she had very few hands on board, but the activity of the recruiting business has considerably augmented her crew. She may have a ship's company for a frigate on board before two weeks. Her marine guard consists of 44 men, all efficient. The battery of the North Carolina is in fair order, and is exercised three or four times a week by the sailors and landsmen. Proclamation of the Mayor of Baltimore. Mayor Brown, of Baltimore, issued the following proclamation on Wednesday: Whereas, in the present excited state of the public mind, and in the great division of opinion which exists in relation to the subjects of the gravest political importance, apprehensions have arisen in the minds of many citizens that violations of the peace may occur; and, whereas, our character and welfare as a community are deeply involved in the absolute preservation, at all times and under all circumstances, of publi
Virginians (search for this): article 1
cers of the seceded States of the heights across the Potomac, which command this city. Those heights will be at once occupied and entrenched by Government troops, if Virginia enters upon hostilities. Another key point is Cairo, in Illinois, where an immense force will be massed to go down the Mississippi. The mouths of that river will be blockaded, and all seceded ports at the South. Across the Potomac into Virginia, the war and secession spirit is by no means uppermost as yet, but Virginians think that she will go out, though the Western part of the State may secede from the slaveholding portion. Col. Huger, stationed at Baltimore, (Fort McHenry,) for the defence of the Harbor, and one of the best U. S. Ordnance officers, has resigned his commission in the army. A dispatch just received from Richmond, states that a body of twenty-five hundred men will leave this evening for the purpose of seizing Harper's Ferry. The Republican officials here are greatly exaspera
Thomas B. Maclay (search for this): article 1
State will come to Washington, and one will be sent to increase the garrison of Fort Monroe, at Norfolk, Va.--Gen. B. F. Butler will probably be Brigadier-General of these regiments, Co. A, flying artillery, of Boston, which is understood to be the best company in New England, are ordered to report at Washington. the New York troops. Volunteers are said to be rapidly coming forward in New York city to support the Government of the United States. The Seventy-ninth regiment, Col. Thomas B. Maclay, has volunteered its, services to the Federal Government, whenever and wherever required. The Scott Life Guard (Sixth regiment) have also tendered their services. On Tuesday night the Zouave Guard held a drill, as did various other volunteer associations.--The right wing of the Seventh regiment, and a battalion of the Seventy-first, and others, held public drills, which were largely attended. Col. Vosburg volunteered to lead his regiment if it desired to go South. An officer of t
upport the Government of the United States. The Seventy-ninth regiment, Col. Thomas B. Maclay, has volunteered its, services to the Federal Government, whenever and wherever required. The Scott Life Guard (Sixth regiment) have also tendered their services. On Tuesday night the Zouave Guard held a drill, as did various other volunteer associations.--The right wing of the Seventh regiment, and a battalion of the Seventy-first, and others, held public drills, which were largely attended. Col. Vosburg volunteered to lead his regiment if it desired to go South. An officer of the Seventh regiment returned from Washington on Tuesday with orders, which will be issued to the Seventh during the next twenty-four hours. It is said the Seventh will be sent to Fort McHenry. One or two regiments in Brooklyn have tendered their services. Superintendent Kennedy has determined to exercise all the power at his command to prevent aid being furnished the South, and to this end will seize all arms
was finally decided to occupy them in pursuance of orders. The flag of North Carolina now waves over Johnson and Caswell. It was desirable that the action of our community should be as quietly taken as possible, and therefore no reference was made to the matter in yesterday's or Monday's issue of the town papers, nor did any dispatches go off on the subject — none, at least, to the North. As, however, the matter has got into the Charleston papers, and further, as we now learn, that Col. Gardner, former commander at Charleston, but who has been staying here during the winter on furlough, posted from here to Washington City on yesterday's afternoon train, having indicated a determination to report to the Lincoln Administration all that had been done, and no doubt all that it is proposed to do, so far as he could ascertain it, we feel that there is no longer any reason for further reticence on our part. It was only after Col. G. left that the fact of his indicated intention became
on. Col. Huger, stationed at Baltimore, (Fort McHenry,) for the defence of the Harbor, and one of the best U. S. Ordnance officers, has resigned his commission in the army. A dispatch just received from Richmond, states that a body of twenty-five hundred men will leave this evening for the purpose of seizing Harper's Ferry. The Republican officials here are greatly exasperated at the alleged bad conduct of Major Anderson, and are inclined to endorse the Courier article. Gen. Scott, it is said, and re-said, will resign, if Virginia leaves the Union; but the report is without the least foundation. He is daily at his post, and hard at work. George Ashmun, it is reported here, is about to be sent to Canada as a confidential agent of the Administration. No orders have as yet been issued for the blockade of Southern ports, or to stop the mails in the revolutionary States. Fort Monroe, as well as Fort Washington, Va. are to receive an increase of Garrison.
Ben Johnson (search for this): article 1
and still another, who is a poor man, having just arrived at our wharf with a load of wood for sale, delivered it up to the town auctioneer, with a request to sell it and appropriate it in the same way. The Wilmington Journal of Wednesday says: On Monday and yesterday (Tuesday) our whole community was deeply excited on the subject of the forts at the mouth of our harbor, and it was finally decided to occupy them in pursuance of orders. The flag of North Carolina now waves over Johnson and Caswell. It was desirable that the action of our community should be as quietly taken as possible, and therefore no reference was made to the matter in yesterday's or Monday's issue of the town papers, nor did any dispatches go off on the subject — none, at least, to the North. As, however, the matter has got into the Charleston papers, and further, as we now learn, that Col. Gardner, former commander at Charleston, but who has been staying here during the winter on furlough, post
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