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The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1860., [Electronic resource], Capture of the Chinese forts by the Allies. (search)
Capture of the Chinese forts by the Allies. --The steamer Canada's files embrace some additional particulars regarding affairs in China. The dates from Hong Kong are to Sept. 12th. It was reported that Lord Elgin and Baron Gros, the English and French Ministers, had gone to Pekin as guests of the Emperor, under a small escort of cavalry. The conquest of the Chinese forts is described as a dashing affair. The Allies had a march of twelve miles, and found the road strongly fortified, indicating unwonted skill. The English captured the first fort, and the possession of this brought the Allies within half a mile of the great North Fort, the key to the whole position of the enemy. The attack on this fort was made on the morning of the 21st, four English and four French gun-boats meanwhile drawing off the attention of the forts lower down. When the batteries were opened, the execution of the Armstrong guns proved tremendous, the shells bursting within the walls of the forts,
Two negroes were tried before the County Court at Fincastle, on Monday last, for the murder of Samuel Tribbett, and sentenced to be hung on the 12th day of September. Jonathan Pinkney, for many years Secretary of the State Senate of Maryland died at Annapolis on the 5th inst.
his position against any odds, and you have but to determine to conquest and victory is your Comrades, I greet and salute you! Geo. W. Morgan, General commanding the Victors of Cumberland Gap. Miscellaneous. The Alexandria Gazette denies a report "that many of the soldier? stationed in Alexandria, with their officers, are showing some spirit of insubordination, in consequence of the President's proclamation." The Gazette says that it has heard nothing whatever of this, except what is contained in the statement above quoted. An explosion took place at the arsenal in Columbus, Ky, on the 25th instant, destroying a large amount of ordnance stores and cotton. No lives were lost. One hundred thousand dollars worth of ammunition was destroyed. The Gazette du Mian, (Italy,) of the 12th of Sept., says: "Mgr. Olin, Archbishop of New Orleans, who so worthily occupied for the last year the Metropolitan See of the Southern States of America, has arrived in Rome.
Movements of the enemy in 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 cons
From Charleston. Charleston, Sept. 12. --There was considerable firing last night chiefly from our batteries. All quiet this morning.
From Charleston. Charleston September 12. --The enemy have been making reconnaissances of Dewer's and Long islands, and have also bombarded the battery on Sullivan's island. The bombardment of Sumter and the city was very heavy yesterday; but there were no casualties.
From Georgia. Macon, September 12. --The ten days armistice between the two armies commenced this morning. Trains have gone forward for the purpose of bringing away the Atlanta exiles. Both sides will make vigorous preparations to renew hostilities and gather forces for the fall campaign. Sherman has refused to exchange prisoners for men whose terms of service have expired. His letter to General Hood will soon appear, and is characteristic of the Yankees. The Georgia militia have received furloughs of thirty days.
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