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ettysburg. Much interest is fell by the public in the fate of the 1st Virginia regiment, which was organized in this city, and a large number of families here are interested in the fate of its members. The first report from it after the battle at Gettysburg was the old story of "cut all to pieces" and we deeply regret to announce that in the case of this gallant regiment the report is too true. The regiment numbering about 200 men, the remnant of the fine body that left this city in April, 1861 is attached to Kemper's brigade, in Pickett's division of Long street's corps. It had been near Chambersburg doing picket duty, but had been relieved, and on. Thursday, the 1st inst., marched 22 miles to Gettysburg, and went into bivouac near the town. Gettysburg was the right of the enemy's centre, and was, of course, the left of our centre. The battle field as viewed from our line may be described thus: From Gettysburg there stretches away towards the right a high mountain, on which
ituation to learn promptly the effect of such an event at the North, and advise Davis accordingly; but, on the other hand — and this was the confident expectation of the rebels — if Lee had taken Washington or Baltimore, Stephens would have been in a favorable position to declare the "Confederacy" in Washington, or to make a treaty, offensive and defensive, between Maryland and the rebel authorities, as he did on a similar occasion between the rebel Provisional Government and Virginia, in April, 1861. It will be remembered that he was conveniently at hand in Richmond at that time. We are satisfied that some trivial affair about prisoners or retaliation would have been put forward as the pretext for his visit, but it was timed at such an important period, that we feel confident that it was underlaid by some deep scheme. It was doubtless for some such reason that the Government packed him back. He is much wiser by this time, both by way of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Lincoln
ding barges were soon lost to sight in the darkness, the prisoners were marched into the fort and secured, and silence again reigned in the harbor. In this brilliant repulse of the enemy we captured thirteen Yankee naval officers and 102 men, besides three stands of colors, four fine barges, etc. Among the flags taken was the original (United States) flag of Fort Sumter, which floated over the work at the time when Major Anderson held command there. Upon the surrender of the fort in April, 1861, it will be remembered, Major Anderson was allowed to salute, haul down, and carry off this identical flag. Admiral Dahlgren, it seems, had undertaken to "repossess" the fort, and to "restore the old flag" to the flag-staff from which South Carolina tore it at the opening of the war. But the poetic justice of the Admiral's scheme has not saved the scheme itself from collapse; and whatever may be the fate of Fort Sumter in the future, that "old flag" will surely never again wave over its w
The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], Patriotism of a North Carolina mother. (search)
Patriotism of a North Carolina mother. --The Raleigh (N. C.) papers publish the following letter from a matron in that State to the Adjutant General. We need not look hack to Rome for examples of noble women: I see in the newspapers that Gov. Vance has appointed you Assistant Adjutant General, to keep the record of deceased soldiers. It becomes my painful duty to inform you of the death of my son, Jesse Y. Hines. He volunteered a April, 1861 and died April, 23d, 1862. He died in the Greanor Hospital at Richmond. He was a private in 5th reg't N. C. T. I have three sons and my husband yet living, in the Confederate army. They are all I have, but if I had more I would freely give them to my country. My husband and sons are dear to me, but so is my country.
Government interdicted the use of its ports to the armed ships and privateers of both the United States and the "so-called" Confederate States, with their prizes.-- Seward observed to Lord Lyons that this prohibition, and a similar one of France, would be the death- blow of Southern privateering. Shortly after, Adams bullied Lord Russell for admitting Mr. Ma. con to an audience, and Lord Russell, like the cringing our that he is, apologized, and promised to behave better in future. In April, 1861, Lincoln declared the whole coast of the Southern States, from the Potomac, in a state of blockade, although, according to his own reports to Congress, the whole navy of the United States consisted at the time of but twenty-four vessels, of which one-half were absent on foreign stations. The coast thus declared in a state of blockade is between three and four thousand miles in extent, and could not be effectually blockaded by the combined navies of the whole civilized world. By the treat
ean manufacture. Almost every man I see here to-day is well clothed in the product of our own looms; and the ladies, God bless them, look in their homespuns prettier than they ever did. We will soon be commercially independent of the whole world. We had originally, including the States we claim, a population of eight million white people and four million blacks. Now we number not more than five million white people. How many troops do you suppose Abraham has sent down against us? In April, 1861, Lincoln called for seventy-five thousand men. One month later he called for sixty four thousand. From July to December (the old fellow began to get scared) he called for five hundred thousand. In July, 1862, he called for three hundred thousand; in August, 1862, for three hundred thousand; in 1863 he drafted three hundred thousand, and has a draft now pending for five hundred thousand more; making in all about two million and thirty-nine thousand men he has called for to send down upon
The Daily Dispatch: April 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], Reported advance of the enemy on the Peninsula. (search)
stores on the outskirts of rebeldom sufficient to subsist their armies for three months. We are told by the reports of chief Engineers and Major Generals in command that forts have been levelled by our artillery, have become a mass of shapeless ruins and unavailable to defence. These forts, for six months thereafter, have held in security Confederate garrisons, and yet they frown defiance at our iron-clad navies. For three years the armies of the rebellion have defied our power. In April, 1861, the Executive and his advisers thought that 75,000 men could suppress the outbreak in three months. In July, 1861, the Congress thought that 500,000 men would soon complete the work. With an army of many hundreds of thousands now in the field, the same authorities regard it necessary to add 700,000 more to the present. Who is the man that thinks the rebellion is weaker to day than it once was, two or three years ago? It is easy to say we think it weaker. Indeed, it may be so stron
account, and disease has ended the mortal struggle with another part, while desertion has not been behind those causes in depleting the ranks, which, for their vastness, astonish the world. Yet they have not crushed the rebellion. The Herald's article answers the Tribune, which assumed that the numbers of the army on paper were deceptive, since so many men were enlisted for short periods. The Herald says: It is officially stated that, at the breaking out of the rebellion, in April, 1861, the United States regular army was 16,000 strong, none of whom took part in the rebellion. The first call of the President was on the 16th of April, 1861, for 75,000 three months men. The second call was made on the 4th of May following, for 12,631 volunteers for three years, and 22,744 for the regular army, and 18,000 seamen. Total, 82,748. Third call, under act of Congress of July 22, 1861, for the further number of 500,000 for three years, and for 25,000 for the regular army.
no other or further recognition by foreign Powers than as the representatives of the several State sovereignties already recognized; and whereas, Virginia, in entering into this association or federaration, did expressly reserve for herself, and therefore for her co-States, the right which at ached to the act itself of resuming the powers granted whensoever the same might be perverted to their injury or oppression; and whereas, the Commonwealth of Virginia did, in sovereign convention, in April, 1861; decide and determine that the circumstances had arrived which made it her imperative duty, as it was her indisputable right, to withdraw from the association known as the United States of America, and resume her separate sovereignty; and whereas, this, her legitimate act, has been followed by an atrocious war upon her, and upon the States with which she subsequently formed a new confederation, by the States from which she and they withdrew, for the purpose of subjecting her and them to t
there are some facts worth considering by those who imagine that such a country as the Southern Confederacy can be readily subjugated if it is determined to be free. What has the enemy done already that the end is at hand? there have been four years of war, and such war as has been rarely seen on this planet. in April, 1861, Mr. Lincoln called for seventy-five thousand men. In may, of the same year, He called for sixty-four thousand. From July to December He called for five hundred thousand. in July, 1862, He called for three hundred thousand; in August, 1862, for three hundred thousand; in 1863 He drafted three hundred thousand, and made a draft for five hundred thousand; in 1864, three hundred thousand more. With his last call and draft, this will make about two millions and a half of men called out to quell what the New York Herald designates "a gigantic riot." what has been accomplished by the two millions summoned to the field before the present call? with the head
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