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The Daily Dispatch: May 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Ready for battle — a desperate conflict approaching — Butler's infamous order--Dr. Palmer, of New Orleans — movements of the enemy, &c. (search)
Latest from Vicksburg. Mobile May 29. --A special dispatch to the Advertiser from Vicksburg, dated May 28th, says that the enemy's gunboats have taken position within range of our batteries, and expect to open on the city at any moment. Our batteries have not yet fired a shot. [second Dispatch.] Vicksburg May 29. --About sundown last evening a Federal gunboat and sloop of war opened on our batteries at long range. Our batteries drove them back, when the enemy opened on the lower battery. About twenty shots were exchanged, when the enemy retired.
hour may plunge us into a fight, we do not lock for one for some time to come. Washington, May 28--Midnight.--Gen. McClellan telegraphs to the Secretary of War that the battle of yesterday, at H the male population not subject to the conscription act, for the State guard. Cincinnati, May 28.--A special dispatch to the Gazette from Indianapolis, says that an officer who left Corinth on ting all night, the weather is now pleasant, but very warm. Things in New York. New York May 28. --The news from New Orleans, announcing the appointment of General George F. Shepley as M, and the object of which is to affect the stock market. The Stevens Battery. Washington May 28. --The Secretary of the Navy has furnished Congress with the result of the examination, ma carry out the suggestions of the board. Proceedings of the Federal Congress. Washington May 28. --Senate--Mr. Sumner (Mass.) offered an amendment as a new section, providing "that any p
The Confiscation act. --We learn from the New York papers that a suit under the Confiscation act-was brought before the U. S. District Court, in that city, on the 28th of May. The defendant is Mr. James B. Guthrie, the owner of $15,000 Virginia bonds. The District Attorney, on the part of the Government, contends that he was about removing said property to Virginia, in September last, in violation of the set prohibiting commercial intercourse with the Confederate States. Guthrie denies that he intended to remove to Virginia, and claims that he is a "loyal" citizen. He was recently released from Fort Lafayette, whither he had been sent for uttering Southern sentiments.
Western Virginia. The Lynchburg Republican asserts that the enemy has evacuated Lewisburg and retreated to Meadow Bluff, twelve miles distant, where they are now concentrating their forces in anticipation of an attack from Gen. Loring. The movements of this officer since the repulse at Lewisburg, have been of the most energetic character, and have created considerable alarm in the Yankee army in the West. Fort Pillow. The Memphis Apptal has intelligence from Fort Pillow to May 28th, at which time the enemy were shelling furiously. Most of their shots fell inside the works, without, however, doing any damage. The fire was not returned, as the Federal gunboats did not make their appearance. From New Orleans. A copy of the New Orleans Delta, of May 27th, has been received. It is now under complete Yankee control. As a specimen of the stuff that fills its columns, we copy the following: We understand that S. F. Glen, Esq., of the Washington bar, is prep
An idea of the falsity of McClellan's dispatches to his Government may be gathered from the fact that he telegraphed to Washington, after the fight at Hanover Court House, that the Federais took950 prisoners, "and more coming in" Mcilletian is getting to be 28 had as his brother officers, Gen. Mitchell has arrived at Nashville, and reports that Jere Clemens and Judge McLean are among the prominent Unionists at Huntsville. Mitchell may be lying, nevertheless. The New York Herald, of the 30th nit, reports that the Confederate army had fallen been from Corinth, and guns — it knows not where. A steamer, with 300 sick and wounded Yankees, arrived at New York from Pamunkey river on the 28th of May. Sprague, Governor of Rhode Island, has been elected Senator from that State for six years.
Eugene Vannuess, paymaster of the Federal army, died at his residence in Baltimore on the 28th of May. The demonstrations to the New York Seventh regiment, when they reached Baltimore, were, as we are informed by the Northern papers, "very slight." The Federal steamer Karnak has been totally lost on the coast of Nassau.
Affairs at Corinth. The Mobile Advertiser, of May 28th, (the very day on which Halleck reports Corinth as evacuated,) has the following. The state of susper s and deep anxiety of the public mind at the present moment, to learn the condition of affairs at Corinth, leads us to give our speculations as to what will probably be the result of the course and policy of our Generals in command. From our knowledge of affairs at that point, we are led to believe that it was the policy of our Generals to have brought on a decisive battle with the enemy before he could have fort fled his positions and entrenched himself so as to cover a disastrous defeat. We know that he has been working with the pick and spade night and day for weeks, and it may be that the opportunity so eagerly sought for of making a successful attack upon him has passed. If this be so, to risk a battle under these circumstances would be productive of no final results, and only be attended with great slaugh
force against us. The report is, however, that they have retreated to within two miles of Richmond. It is not known when McClellan will attack them.--We have a very large force of artillery with us, and have no idea of retreating one step back. Our men are all anxious to advance, and don't mean to have any more 'Bull Run' fights. Richmond must and will be ours in a short time. A soldier's life in the field is a hard one, and it is using up a great many of our strong men." "Wednesday Evening, May 28.--The report about Major Kelly was too true. He was brigade officer of the day, and it was his duty to visit all the outposts. He went out where the th Pennsylvania regiment was stationed, and while there they attempted to take a house in front of our pickets. The house was full of rebels, and they advanced and fired.--One shot hit the Major's horse through the jaw and be became unmanageable. They then fired another volley and his the Major just as he was in the act of cheering
Four days late from Europe Cave , June 6. --The sonship City of Washington, from Liverpool, May 28, via Queenstown, 29th, was boarded at 7 P. M. off this point. The steamers Southwick and Gladiator, from Nassau, with cotton, curpaniten, etc., had arrived at Liverpool. The Sumter continued at Gibraltar. The American crisis. The London Morning Post understands that the demand for the restiantion of the Emily St. Pierre cannot be complied with, as municipal laws take no cognizance of the set of the three men who re-captured her as an offence, or recognizes it as an injury suffered by the Had an American cruiser fallen in with the ship, she might have her, but there is no municipal law which can warrant the English Government in giving her up, and it is therefore bound to refuse compliance with the request. The London Times in an editorial on the surrender of Norfolk, the destruction of the Merrimac, etc., says the conquest of the South, as far as the water i
The Daily Dispatch: June 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Maj. Gen Lovell and the fall of New Orleans. (search)
Maj. Gen Lovell and the fall of New Orleans. The subjoined communication is copied from the Charleston Mercury, of May 28th: The capture of New Orleans very naturally excited great feeling throughout the country, and the people and the newspapers immediately went to work to find a victim upon whose head to wreak vengeance. The of a public servant to meet the expectations of those for whom he labors, should not, in case of his failure to do everything with which he is charged, be the signal for his destruction in the public confidence, without it is made manifest that he has been wanting in the vigilance and energy demanded by the position to which he has been assigned. The felt of New Orleans was a great misfortune. No one knew better the vast importance of holding possession of that city and the lower Valley of the Mississippi than Gen. Lovell; and a fair, candid statement, founded upon personal observation, and upon the official evidence of what was done is submi
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