, on Saturday, (says the News,) shortly after the arrival of the news from Charleston
of the surrender of Fort Sumter
, several vessels in our harbor raised their flags — the old Stars and Stripes--under the authority of the Harbor
Master. --The immense crowd which had gathered in front of our office, noticing the fact, went immediately under the Bluff
and ordered the flags down.
The order was promptly obeyed.
There seems to have been some misunderstanding as to the orders for the raising of the United States
flag, the masters of the vessels declaring they intended no insult to the Confederate States
Almost simultaneously with the exhilarating news from Charleston
of the reduction of Fort Sumter
, came the announcement that Alexander R. Lawton
had been appointed to a Brigadier-Generalcy in the Confederate Army.
A new volunteer company has been formed in Wilkes county
, Rev. Mr. Green
This is the third company in that county, two of them commanded by ministers.
A couple of wealthy men in Wilkes county
pledge themselves to give $6,000 to the first man from that county who mounts Fort Pickens
in time of war.