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ady been presented. It has been decided that it will be safe and expedient to send the Washington and New York mails to New Orleans via the Mississippi river. Arrangements have been made for a convoy at least once a week from Vicksburg to New Orleans, and convoys can be more frequent when required by the necessities of trade or public interest. Gold was quoted in New York Saturday at 129¾. By way of San Francisco we learn that the latest news from Japan stated that war with France and England was certain, and that the Japanese were much better prepared for it than had been supposed. The following is a dispatch from Cincinnati, dated August 2d: The rebels burned sixty wagon loaded with forage at Stamford, Ky., yesterday. Colonel Sanders reports to Gen Burnside having captured three hundred and fifty rebels near the Cumberland river, including Colonel Ashby. The balance of the raiders are rapidly retreating, having abandoned their plunder at Irvin, Ky.
Confederate officers — Morgat treated as a Convict. The New York World, of Monday, has an editorial on the conduct of Gen. Burnsides, from which we learn that Morgan and his officers, now in the Ohio penitentiary, are treated like convicts, and their heads have been shaved. The following is a paragraph: After several moy river, but never came near an enemy. The only enemy in Kentucky was allowed to pass directly through the State. In the face of Burnside and of all his troops, Morgan was permitted to ride by him almost unmolested, and to cross into Indiana and Ohio, and not until the citizens of those States hadrailled in sufficient numbers wafficers are treated. The cases are so nearly alike that they are naturally suggestive offeets of each other. And if we mistake not greatly, this cruelty towards Morgan will but though rate a fresh and painful retaliation upon our prisoners in Richmond. Burnside Proclaims martial law in Kentucky on the Ky., of the election
The commander of the Department of the Ohio first appears in the field as a barber and jailor. He orders the captured officers first to the city prison of Cincinnati and afterward to the Ohio penitentiary, Where they are subjected to the indignity of having their heads shaved. Such a preceding is as unworthy of a great nation or its representatives as it is unwarrantable by all the laws of war. it is perfectly right of course that these officers should be detained as hostages for Colonel Streight's party, captured in Georgia, but Col. Straight is in the Libby prison, treated as all other officers are treated. The cases are so nearly alike that they are naturally suggestive offeets of each other. And if we mistake not greatly, this cruelty towards Morgan will but though rate a fresh and painful retaliation upon our prisoners in Richmond. Burnside Proclaims martial law in Kentucky on the Ky., of the election no disloyal. Persons to be allowed to vote. The State electi
n creating a long line of batteries within 250 yards of Fort Wagner. He had also mounted three heavy siege guns within a mile and a quarter of Fort Sumter, which were to open fire on Sumter on Wednesday last. Two monitors and the Ironsides were engaging Fort Wagner. The World says: No engagement of any account has taken place since the assault of the 19th of July upon Fort Wagner. Our losses since that time have not averaged more than four per day. General Gilmore has now fourteen Parrott guns and mortars in position on Morris's island. For the present, the idea of taking Fort Wagner has been abandoned — shells making but alight impression upon the sand of which that work is composed; the breach made by one shall being soon filled up by the explosion of another. Gen. Gilmore is confident that with his heavy siege guns he can breach Fort Sumter. The 10th Connecticut regiment occupies the riffe-pite within 250 yards of Fort Wagnes. --Col. Otin, of this regiment, came he
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upon the enemy's prisoners in our possession. It is therefore ordered, that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the laws of war, a rebel soldier shall be executed; and for every one enslaved by the enemy, or sold into slavery, a rebel soldier shall be placed at hard labor on the public works, and continue at such labor until the other shall be released, and receive the treatment our to a prisoner of war. Abraham Lincoln. By order of the Secretary of War. E D. Townsend, Assistant Adjt. General. The draft in Southern Illinois--a Congress man arrested A dispatch from Cairo, Ill, dated the 2nd inst., gives the following about the enrollment for the draft in the Southern part of that State: Provost Marshal Phillips has completed the enrollment in the 13th district of this State, and is prepared to make a draft as soon as directed. He enrolled about 18,000 names, and arrested a large number of deserters. He was obliged to place the town of
Later from the North. We are indebted to the courtesy of Capt. Hatch, of the Bureau of Exchange, for a copy of the New York World, of the addust. The usual exchange of files has not been recommended as yet by the U. S. Commissioner, Col. Meredith, who takes the place of Col. Ludlow. The Army of the Potomac--a fight and Discovery of Gen Let's position The World says that the reconnaissance made on Friday by General Buford's cavalry across the Rappahannock resulted in a sharp fight, with considerable loss on both sides. The whereabouts of the rebel army were found to be between the Rapidan and the Rappahannock, with Lee's headquarters at Stevensburg, four miles from Culpeper. The Confederates have a very strong picket line across the Rappahannock, but do not seem to be in any considerable force as far up as Fredericksburg. The following dispatch from Washington, August 2d, gives an account of the reconnaissance: General Buford's cavalry, artillery, and a supporting
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desperate raids. The value of the goods, horses, &c., recaptured, which mostly belonged to suiters, is estimated at $150,000. Protection to negro soldiers — retaliation. A telegram from Washington gives the following official order of Lincoln on the subject of negro soldiers in the Yankee army and their treatment: War Dep't, Adj General's office, Washington, July 31. General Order No. 252. The following order of the President is published for the information and government for every one enslaved by the enemy, or sold into slavery, a rebel soldier shall be placed at hard labor on the public works, and continue at such labor until the other shall be released, and receive the treatment our to a prisoner of war. Abraham Lincoln. By order of the Secretary of War. E D. Townsend, Assistant Adjt. General. The draft in Southern Illinois--a Congress man arrested A dispatch from Cairo, Ill, dated the 2nd inst., gives the following about the enrollment for the
has not been recommended as yet by the U. S. Commissioner, Col. Meredith, who takes the place of Col. Ludlow. The Army of the Potomac--a fight and Discovery of Gen Let's position The World says that the reconnaissance made on Friday by General Buford's cavalry across the Rappahannock resulted in a sharp fight, with considerable loss on both sides. The whereabouts of the rebel army were found to be between the Rapidan and the Rappahannock, with Lee's headquarters at Stevensburg, four mileConfederates have a very strong picket line across the Rappahannock, but do not seem to be in any considerable force as far up as Fredericksburg. The following dispatch from Washington, August 2d, gives an account of the reconnaissance: General Buford's cavalry, artillery, and a supporting infantry force, yesterday crossed the Rappahannock at the railroad station.--Thence with his cavalry and artillery he proceeded toward Culpeper, driving Stuart's cavalry before him. When near Culpeper Ge
he Texas people are desirous of playing into the bands of the French. They are up for anything that will embarrass the United States and prefer European monarchy. They are playing the part of adventurers to the fullest extent. Miscellaneous. A surgeon who is engaged at Gettysburg, ascertains the Federal loss to be 14,200 wounded and 5,000 killed. Brashear City, La., was re-occupied by the yankees on the 23d of July. The C. S. steamer Florida sailed from Bermuda on the 25th ult., after receiving coal and all necessary repairs. The coal she received was brought by the steamer Harriet Pinckney from Halifax. The expedition which left Vicksburg a few days ago has arrived at Port Hudson. Gen. Grant, it is said, commands in person. Its destination is unknown. The recent cavalry raid from Norfolk to Jackson. N. C., found the Confederates entrenched strongly at Jackson, which commands the approaches to Weldon, and was forced to return. Claims for damages
by the simple process of the military upon the people of Delaware at the election in that State we cannot pronounce the suspicious which more recent events have awakened to be utterly unreasonable. Important from Mexico — French Reinforcements, 10,000 strong expected at Acapulco — all the Mexican Ports to be Garrisoned 7,000 French troops reported to be Marching on Matamoros. Advices from the City of Mexico are to June 25th. Gen. Alvarez, from whom accounts are received to the 30th inst., was expecting the arrival at Acapulco of the French fleet, with 10,000 soldiers. This force is to come from the Gulf of Mexico across Tehuantepec, and from Acapulco will be dispatched for garrisons for all the Mexican Pacific port. A letter, dated Matamoras, June 16th; says: There is a rumor here that seven thousand French soldiers are on the way here from Vera Cruz. It needs confirmation. If true, the authorities will endeavor to meet and fight them with such force as they can
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