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ve renounced their faith in the efficiency of civil strile to restore a bond of friendship. Miscellaneous. Fessenden has succeeded Chase's vacated slippers in the Treasury. Col. George Covode, brother of the Hon. John Covode, was killed in a fight with the rebel cavalry while covering the rear of Sheridan's trains from White House to James river. Col. John F Ballier, of the 98th Pennsylvania cavalry, was killed in a fight near Reams's Station on the 29th. The 67th Long Island regiment, 70 in number, have returned to New York, their term of service having expired. The regiment was mustered into service in 1864 with 1200 men. At the commencement of the present campaign they counted 320 muskets. They have now dwindled down to about 150, including those still in front of Petersburg. Mrs. Snead, wife of Col T L Snead, of St Louis, long Chief of Staff to Gen Price, recently arrived in that city from the South, having passed the Federal lines without permissio
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.
A. Boice, of Boston, bound to Philadelphia for coal. The vessel is new and valuable. There are few provisions on board, but these were removed, the captain and crew taken off, and the vessel scuttled. We are now about twenty miles from Long island and sixty miles from Barnegat. Seven sail in sight. Towards 9 o'clock a pilot boat appeared and ran down towards us, thinking we were in want of a pilot. When alongside, a boat was lowered and sent off, in which was a large well-dressed maneir luggage, sent on board. [Note.--The agreement specially stated the passengers were to be taken to New York, and not landed elsewhere. We have since learned the captain of the Carroll violated his oath, having landed his passengers on Long island and given information at the nearest telegraph station. I never saw a man more earnest in his declarations that he would keep his word.] The other schooner, the Atlantic, from Addison to New York, loaded with wood, was burned. At five o
f-truce boat, which was met by a similar boat from Battery Marshall. The object of the truce was to send some fifteen boxes of clothing and some letters for naval prisoners in our hands. These have been brought to the city. The enemy's working parties, since Friday, have been busily employed on Wagner and on the battery bearing on the city. A small squad has also been at work on Gregg. Their wagons are still engaged hauling ammunition to Gregg and Wagner. The enemy's work on the Long Island battery, opposite Secessionville, is also reported increasing. A schooner deeply laden, from the North, came inside the bar Saturday. Another passed the bar going South. There was considerable signaling in the fleet Saturday and Sunday. The flag-ship, about half-past 9 Sunday morning, hoisted a small blue flag, which was immediately answered by all the fleet, both inside and outside the bar. Two of the Yankee tugs were very busy during the day cruising about among the rest of
Loss of a Blockade-Runner. --The steamer Rattlesnake, from Nassau, while making for Charleston harbor on Thursday night, was run ashore on Long island. She was abandoned by her crew, and was set fire to and destroyed. She was a similar ship to the Tallahassee.
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