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ied by the seizure of property. The last case was that of a sec lady named Mrs. Tullia C. Beckwith, who had persistently refused to pay, but when the police went to seize on some of her property, she concluded to hand over the amount, and begged hard to be let off. Seventy negroes ran away from Doniphan county, Missouri, last week, and took refuge in Kansas. We presume they are to form a portion of Jim Lane's body guard. The Cincinnati Gazette gives currency to the rumor that Gen. Lander will probably resign. A bill has passed the Union Virginia Legislature at Wheeling requiring all lawyers, , surgeons, ministers of the Gospel, bank directors, bank officers, notaries public, clerks of courts and corporations, keepers of toll-gates, bridges, and ferries, and all others every profession and calling, to take the oath of allegiance to the United States and by the new State of Virginia. The rebellion is kept up by the continual any of abolitionism in the Southern Sta
ble body of foot and mounted men were discovered on the road at the east side of Londoun Heights, but they retreated without coming within range. Jackson is reliably reported to be still at Winchester. On returning there from his late tour, he denounced his officers as a set of "damned cowards," his men as half traitors, and sent his resignation to Richmond. The authorities there requested him to withdraw it, and he will probably do so, under a promise of a higher position. Brig. Gen. Lander, at last accounts received here, was at Romney with five thousand men. The Alexandria slave pen — the difference between rebel prisoners and our own. Washington, Feb. 9. --The old slave pen in Alexandria, to the burning shame of our officers though it be, is still used as a guard-house for the soldiers. We visited it on Saturday morning again, with Mr. Lumley, the artist of the New York Illustrated News, who succeeded in making one of his usual accurate sketches of the bl
Moorfields taken by the Federals. A gentleman arrived from Winchester yesterday, who states that the Federals have taken possession of Moorfields, the county seat of Hardy county. About twenty-five hundred of them (a part of Gen. Lander's force) marching from Romney, entered its town perhaps Monday or Tuesday.--There was some slight resistance by a small force of 700 men, under Cols. Monroe and Harness, but they soon retired and the enemy took possession. The changes in the occupation of that part of Virginia have been very sudden within a few weeks, and with no loss of consequence to the enemy. He withdraw from Romney upon the approach of Jackson; but as soon as the force under Gen. Loring was ordered away, he returned and mended his hold by extending his line of occupation to Moorfields Hardy county is one of the richest in the Northern portion of the State. The corn crop of that county is immense. Thousands of cattle are in winter driven there to be fattened for mar
n from Banks's column can be secured, no doubt the country will be entirely cleared between Romney and Winchester by two distinct detachments diverging at Moorfield, and uniting thereafter at the junction of the Moorfield and Northwestern turnpike with the main body of the forces, which will take the direct road via Blue's Gap. With complete preparations of force, and equipage, and a clearance of all the region roundabout, as they progress, there is no doubt but a union of the forces of Lander from Romney, Banks from Martinsburg, and Wilson from Hancock, could be accomplished within two days from the commencement of their movements. The enemy, however, will probably be prepared for the attack, as they cannot have made their last retreat from Romney with any other expectation, and their facilities for procuring reinforcements are ample. So we may expect to hear of a heavy engagement near or at Winchester, as soon as the weather will permit. The Wheeling Intelligencer, of the
esides bridging the river. We made a move and occupied the Bloomery Gap and Point Mills east, on the belief (by information obtained from deserters) that General Casson's brigade was there. Gen. Dunning has just arrived at New creek from Moorefield, forty miles south of Romney. He has captured 225 beef battle, and broke up the guerilla haunt there. Two of his men were badly wounded. He killed several of the rebels. The enemy have thus been driven out of this department. F. W. Lander, Brig.-Gen. Skirmish in Western Virginia. The Cincinnati Times says that a skirmish occurred last Saturday on Linn creek, Logan county, Va. A detachment of the 5th Virginia regiment, under Capt. Smith, twenty-one in number, pursued and attacked thirty-two of Jenkins's cavalry. The result was a loss on the rebel side of eight killed and seven wounded, and the remainder captured, with upward of thirty horses. Of the Federals, one was killed and one wounded. The captured and their ca
ring transmission over the wires, and instead of 15,000 captured, the Yankees succeeded in taking but 1,500 of our troops. We understand from good sources that our forces at Fort Donelson fell back, leaving some 1,500 men to cover the retreat, as in the of Fort Henry. The probability is, that this force has surrendered with the fort to a greatly superior force. The aspect of affairs in Hampshire county, in the Western part of this State, is anything but pleasant just now. The Federal force under Gen. Lander at Romney is reported to be advancing upon Winchester, there to form a junction with Gen. Banks, who is said to be preparing to cross at Williamsport. Bloomery, 17 miles from Winchester, was occupied by the Federals on Friday last. Among the rumors floating is a report that Romney had been burned, though this is evidently false, since it would be of no benefit the world for the enemy to leave a pile of in his rear, when a town would be so much service to him.
Col. Baldwin and his men. We have already twice noticed the capture of this officer, with a portion of his command, in Hampshire. We are glad to learn that they were not captured without a most gallant and determined resistance, in which they succeeded in killing sixteen and wounding some twenty of the enemy. A gentleman, of the highest reliability, informs us that a letter had been received in Winchester, by the wife of Col. Baldwin, from Gen. Lander, commanding the Federal forces at Romney, in which that officer says: "Your husband is a prisoner in my hands. He was captured to-day by a portion of my command, whilst gallantly defending his position against a largely superior force." The force of the enemy consisted chiefly of cavalry, which rendered a retreat of our forces at Bloomery impracticable, and although largely out numbered, they determined not to surrender their liberties without inflicting a staggering blow upon the enemy.
Amoor river. Gen. Fremont will probably leave here towards the close of the week. It is believed by his friends that he will soon be assigned to important military duties. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is once more open to Hancock, Gen. Lander having entirely cleared his department of the rebels. He made a forced march on Thursday night to Blooming Gap, surprising and breaking up the rebel camps at that place, and capturing seventeen commissioned officers and forty five privates Geprivates Gen. Lander charged the enemy in person, at the head of the First Virginia cavalry. He lost two of his men and six horses. Dispatches from Upper Potomac state that the rebels have completed a strong fortification on Catechin Mountain, covering one and a half acres of ground, and with platforms for twenty guns, --only four of which, however, have been mounted. The walls of the fort are stated to be seven feet high, and surrounded by a deep, at. New York, Feb. 16.--Ther with Port Royal
es of beef and other stores. There was a great number of dead unburied at Fort Donelson on the 18th inst. Dispatches from Cairo on the 19th, and from Clarkesville and St. Louis on the same date, state that Capt. Stubbs had captured Gen. Price, Col. Dorsey, Col. Cass, and Capt. Judge, of Price's staff. The companies under their command escaped. The myriads of Northern fanatics who became mad with excitement and joy at the fall of Fort Donelson, are slowly recovering their senses, after hearing of the great slaughter of the Yankees. Secretary Staunton recommends the speedy execution of Col. Amsaugel, on the charge by Gen. Lander of cowardice. Lucius H. Chandler has been appointed Consul at Matamoras. The Gen. Price reported as having been taken prisoner is not Sterling Price the great Confederate leader in Missouri. Three batteries of artillery left St. Louis on the 19th inst. for the Cumberland river. The attacking force at Savannah is 16,000
n We were a little surprised to learn that the Colonel Baldwin who, with a handful of militia, was recently captured by the enemy in Hampshire, and who fought with a heroism that extorted a compliment even from the lips of the Yankee General, Lander, a man not much given to the language of compliment, was our esteemed friend, Dr. Robert Baldwin, of Winchester. He is a brother of the late Judge Baldwin, of Staunton, and as firm "an old Virginia gentleman, one of the olden time," as could be at the head of a handful of militia, he laid about him amongst the Yankee caitiffs, causing many of the marauding crew to bite the dust. We trust that his captivity may be brief. We will wager a trifle that his genial and gallant soul has taken Lander captive already, and that he will permit him to return soon to his home. We trust that in this respect he will be as fortunate as his son-in-law, President Atkinson of William and Mary, who, after gallant service, was taken prisoner at an early
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