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a strong detachment by the Quincey and Palmyra road, with orders to open the route by to-night. Cairo, July 10.--A gentleman from Rush Ridge, eight miles below Cairo, says that three of the Confederates who were wounded in the skirmish at Bird's Point on Monday night, died of their wounds, and that a fourth was also dangerously wounded. Cairo, July 11.--A gentleman from Memphis reports that a regiment left there yesterday for Missouri. He also reports that two thousand Confederates were at Point Pleasant, making preparations to attack Bird's Point, opposite Cairo. General Pillow had been superseded in command of the Secession troops by Col. Akins. All was quiet at Cairo. Attempts to Seize a Railroad Train and burn a Railroad Bridge Foiled. St. Joseph, July 10. --The express train on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, bound east to day, was stopped at Monroe by four hundred Confederates, and an attempt made to take possession, but it escaped unharmed; and wa
Affairs on the Mississippi. Cairo, July 28 --The Southerners at Union city are on the move. It is rumored that a fleet of steamboats came from Memphis on yesterday, and to day are transporting troops to New Madrid. Scouts are reported to be out in large numbers, and their object is believed to be to concentrate a force at Bird's Point.
From Cairo — movements of Confederate troops. Cairo, July 31. --Five steamers, with a large force, arrived at New Madrid on yesterday.--Fifteen thousand Confederate troops are reported to be at that point. Louisville, August 1. --Cairo scouts report that Jeff. Thompson is about 30 miles South of Bird's Point with five thousand Confederate troops. Cairo, August 1. --Scouts report Southerners at New Madrid, and that they are well armed and drilled, and have two regiments of Cavalry, with five batteries. General Pillow commands, and has issued his Proclamation, promising to drive the Federal invaders from Missouri.
d excitement here and at Cairo since the rumor reached here that General Pillow was moving on Bird's Point. General Prentiss has been running around like a dog "in high cats" for a week past. The other night the picket guard at Bird's Point came running into camp at the same speed as their going from Manassas to Washington. The picket guard were terribly excited — They brought in intelligence that Gen. Pillow was within half a mile with thirty thousand well armed men, moving on Bird's Point — The soldiers in camp were thrown into a state of confusion, which existed for some time.--They wtemplating a retreat when news came that there was nothing of Gen. Pillow's movements towards Bird's Point. General Prentiss, who has been instrumental in stealing negroes for several months, is arful that he cannot maintain his position at Cairo, and has it in contemplation to evacuate Bird's Point and put his entire force in Cairo. General John Charles Fremont will visit Cairo in a sh
on Monday. The Yankees doubtless look upon this movement as a Providential escape from annihilation. The Wilmington Journal says that sundry Federal steamers have been "flying around" lately along the North Carolina coast. None of them have yet dropped in. The boys would rather have a little interchange of civilities with them than not. Gen. Fremont has arrived at Cairo with a fleet of eight steamers, containing four regiments and some detached companies, which were landed at Bird's Point. Black Republican authorities say there is now a force of 8,000 Federals there. News from General Banks' "Army of the Shenandoah" is unimportant. One of the most important items is that a Federal and a "rebel" picket met midway in the river, exchanged a Baltimore Sun for a Richmond Enquirer, and, after taking "a friendly drink" together, exchanged canteens. The "glorious" Doubleday, now with General Banks, tried the range and accuracy of his rifled siege-guns the other day, an
timore, on my return to my friends at Washington, where I hope to arrive safe and well. Another "St. Nicholas" Affair. We copy the following from the Memphis Appeal, of the 18th instant: On Thursday morning the 14th instant, while the stern-wheel steamer Equality, which is owned by the Lincoln Government, and used as a river patrol between Cairo and Evansville, on the Ohio river, was lying at the mouth of Mayfield creek, at the head of Island No.1, about three miles below Bird's Point, taking on board marketing for the troops at Cairo, a party of seven horsemen rode up to the boat and made a bargain with the Captain to convey them to Norfolk, on the Missouri shore, (where there are two of Lincoln's regiments encamped,) at the rate of a dollar each for themselves and horses. As soon as the boat pushed out, the pilot and other officers of the boat were astonished to find a loaded pistol pointed at each of their breasts, accompanied with instructions to head the boat dow
treat them as brave men ought to be treated. To the Northerns the battle at Bull Run has not only been a defeat, but a disaster and a disgrace.--To Irishmen the reflection that our exiled fellow-countrymen are on both sides, is melanancholy. The son of John Mitchell may have crossed words with Thomas Francis Meagher. Yankee accounts of Affairs in Missouri. Ironton, Mo., Aug. 20. --General Prentiss has been assigned to the command of the division embracing Cape Girardeau and Bird's Point. General Grant has been ordered to Jefferson City. The Confederates on the St. Francis river are said to be 20,000 strong. Glasgow, Mo., Aug. 21.--About fifteen hundred Secessionists have assembled in Salina county, and are organizing either to join General Price's army in the South or for local operations in the surrounding counties. In view of the latter purpose, the Union citizens at that place have sent to General Fremont for protection. Some thousand or more Secessionists of
,500, under Martin Green, took possession of Palmyra, Mo., (eight miles west of the Missouri river and about ten miles from Quincy,) yesterday. There were no Federal troops there and no resistance was made. A train of cars containing a considerable quantity of muskets, for the troops at St. Joseph's was fired into near Palmyra and forced to return. From Southern Missouri. Cairo, Aug. 30 --A flag of truce arrived this afternoon, from New Madrid, at the Federal camp at Bird's Point, Mo., opposite this place. The object was an exchange of prisoners. It is reported that the rebels under Jeff. Thompson and General Harcee are failing back on New Madrid. Scheme for the Banishment of negroes. Washington, Aug. 30. --The Governor of Fernando Po has been authorized by the Spanish Government "to receive in that island a certain number of slaves who may be captured by vessels of the United States, that being free they may there acquire the benefits of civiliza
with flags, etc., and with at least four persons in it. It is also reported that another was soon on Monday morning or Sunday night." The Register says three balloons passed over Raleigh; one in the morning and two in the evening. Another skirmish and Confident Victory. The Memphis Avalanche, of the 18th, says: We learn from the officers of the steamer Louis D'Or, which arrived here last night from Columbus, that a fight occurred last Tuesday about ten miles below Bird's Point, between a force of Capt. Montgomery's command, numbering thirty five men, and fifty of the enemy. One of our men was wounded in the arm, which rendered amputation necessary, and four horses were lost on our side. One of the enemy was killed, and several wounded, and they lost eight horses. It is said that the Federals fought like mad tigers. Advance on cotton. The Mechanics' Saving and Loan Association, of Savannah, Ga., has given notice that it will advance five cents a p
eneral belief is that he has returned to the valley below Cheat Mountain, and it is supposed that he will take possession of the Big Spring Pass with a part of his forces. Exchange of prisoners — correspondence between Gens. Grant and Polk. The Cairo correspondent of the St. Louis Republican,writing on the 14th inst., says the following note was delivered to Gen. Grant under a flag of truce: Headquarters, 1st Division Western Department. To Commanding Officer at Cairo and Bird's Point: I have in my camp a number of prisoners of the Federal army, and am informed there are prisoners belonging to the Missouri State troops in yours. I propose an exchange of these prisoners, and for that purpose send Capt. Polk, of the artillery, and Lieut. Smith, of the infantry, both of the Confederate States army, with a flag of truce to deliver to you this communication, and to know your pleasure in regard to my proposal. The principle recognized in the exchange of prisoners
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