From the North
Federal accounts of recent Fights — interesting particulars.
We have received Northern papers of the 25th of March, which contain the details of news already published in our telegraph column, with other matters of interest:
Intelligence has been received that immediately after the occupation of Newbern
an expedition was sent to Beaufort
, about forty miles south west of that place.
When the expedition arrived it was discovered that the town had been evacuated by the Confederates
, who before leaving had destroyed Fort Macon
, the defence of the harbor, by blowing it up and burned the steamer Nashville Beaufort
is situated at the mouth of Newport river
a few miles from the see, and about 11 miles northwest of Cape Fear
The harbor is considered the best in the State
The town has about 2,500 inhabitants, and does considerable trade in ship stores, the product of the pine country on the coast.
in situated about three-fourths of a mile from Beaufort
, and was one of the best works of the kind on the coast, although when seized by the Confederates
it was much out of repair.
The fort cost nearly a half million of dollars, was built in the hexagonal form, and had an armament of eighty-seven heavy guns, ranged in two tiers, one in Bomb-proof casemates and the other in barbette.
It is probable that some, if not all, of these guns were removed before the fort was destroyed.
The steamer Nashville
, which was burned, was seized in Charleston
at the breaking out of the national troubles, and subsequently fitted out as a Confederate gunboat, in which character she went to England
, destroying several Northern merchant vessels on her voyage out. She remained in the harbor of Southampton
for nearly two months, a part of the time closely watched by a federal gunboat, but under the action of the British
neutrality laws was allowed to depart from the coast unmolested Arriving off Beaufort
, she, by a rase, passed the blockading vessels and entered the harbor with a valuable cargo.
when seized was mostly owned in New York.
The intelligence of the battle near Winchester
on Sunday and the subsequent movements of the army, although meagre, is yet very important.
it is now stated that the Federal
loss in the engagement was from seventy five to one hundred killed and two hundred and fifty wounded, while the dead bodies of two hundred and twenty-five Confederates were counted on the field.
There was some skirmishing yesterday, in which the Federal
loss was ten killed and wounded, and one of the assistant topographical engineers
is in the Valley of Virginia
, about twenty five miles southwest of Winchester
The Winchester and Potomac Railroad and the Manassas Gap Railroad form a junction at this place.
The latest advices from Island No.10
is to Sunday night. Firing had continued from the Federal
gunboats at intervals of a half hour, mostly directed against the upper battery, which is nearly demolished, no reply having come from it for two days. The batteries on the mainland are also reported to be silent, and the encampments appeared to grow smaller, indicating that the Confederates
It is also stated that the high water of the river has compelled them to evacuate some of their batteries on the mainland, which may account for their inaction.
Later advices from the Tennessee river
reiterate the statement that the Confederates
are concentrating at Corinth
, where a stand is to be made.
was at Jackson, Tenn.
, on Tuesday last.
A skirmish has occurred in Missouri
resulting in the death of two Confederates, and the capture of 78 prisoners and a quantity of army stores.
It is now definitely settled, that Wm. L. Yancey
was not on board the captured vessel the William Mallory
A letter received in New York states that he was supposed to be among the crew of the schooner, but a close examination showed that the Commissioner
was not one of them, It is understood that he left.
Havana the day before the Mallory
sailed, bound for Mobile
; and as the vessel had ample time to reach her destination, it is not improbable that the report of his making a speech in New Orleans is correct.
[The foregoing will be taken for what it is worth.
The account of the burning of the Nashville
, as our readers are aware, is entirely false.]
Cincinnati, March 24.
, the notorious abolition agitator, attempted to deliver a lecture at the Opera House
here to-night, but was met with rather an unexpected demonstration.
He commenced by avowing himself an abolitionist and a disunionist, when persons in the galleries commenced hissing and yelling — threw eggs and stones at him, hitting him several times.
The hissing was kept up for some time, but he finally made himself heard, and proceeded until something again objectionable was said, when again eggs were thrown, hitting his person.
persevered in making himself heard, when, for the third time eggs and stones were thrown, the crowd moving down the stairs, and crying "put him out," "tar and feather him," and giving "groans for the nigger Wendell Phillips
" The crowd proceeded down the middle aisle towards the stage, where they were met by Phillips
's friends, when a fight ensued, amidst the greatest confusion — ladies screaming and crying, and jumping over chairs, and falling in all directions.
During the fight Phillips
was taken off the stage by his friends, and the audience moved out.
It is now 10 o'clock, and the streets in the vicinity of the Opera House
are crowded with excited people, unable to find Phillips
No one has been seriously hurt, so far as we can learn.
Com. Urish P. Levy
, United states Navy, died in New York on Saturday.
The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania
, and entered the navy on the 10th of March, 1812, in which he remained up to the hour of his death, being a period of forty-eight-years and two months, of which he spent fourteen years and eight months in active sea duty--one year and six months doing shore service, and the remainder waiting orders.
In his last active sea service he was in command of the Mediterranean squadron, his flagship being the sloop-of-war Macedonian
He was a man of good personal appearance, refined education, and was distinguished for many acts of personal bravery.
, as our readers are aware, was the owner of Monticello
's residence, in Virginia
Operations of the Confederates in Paris.
The Philadelphia Press
has the following from Washington
As the arrival and release of Mrs. Norris
, of Baltimore
, has been somewhat misunderstood, it is proper to state the circumstances.
She was arrested upon a belief that she was engaged in a treasonable correspondence with the enemies of the United States
After a personal examination by the commissioners, in which she was very direct and frank in her answers to all the inquiries addressed to her, she was released upon her "parole of honor, to render no aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States
" There was no evidence before the commissioners that she corresponded in cipher with Zarona.
Treasonable correspondence was, however, round in her possession.
Among others, a significant letter from Parts, dated January 31st, written by a citizen of Baltimore
, whose name is in possession of the commissioners, and whose hopes of the recognition must, by this time, of his own presentation of the case, be effectually dispelled.
The following are extracts from the long and interesting letter.
"For more than a mouth, correct and reliable information, in the form of letters from Baltimore
, and selections of the rig at sort in the journals here, have been the result of access established in part by a nameless friend of yours, who, by the unhealthfulness of his abode in a loyal State, was obliged to sojourn for a short time here.
This please regard as strictly confidential.
By the way, are you aware that all my doings at Baltimore
were reported at Washington
, and things which even now I am at a total loss to understand how they could have been discovered ?
"The Southern Confederacy was unfortunate in their selection of their civil representatives abroad.
, besides his unfortunate record in regard to slavery, was not a man of the temperature and weight for England
possesses neither the force nor fact requisite and strange to say he was distasteful of the French
because of one of the very reasons for which he was appointed, viz; because he was a Frenchman.
The French do not wish to be instructed about another by a Frenchman.
, who represented the commercial interests of the State of Georgia
, did what he could while here, but, in a matter of etiquette, some disagreement grow up between him and the others, who refused intercourse with him.
"Since I have been here a rendezvous has been established by a large number of persons belonging to and in the interest of the South
It has embraced many French citizens of America
Not one of this col clave was, perhaps a man who himself exerted any great influence, but, as a whole, they have, in various ways, made themselves felt I am sure.
* * * * * *
"The more I see of Europe
, the more I am convinced of the deep scatted antipathy to slavery; in the abstract, the whole civilized world is against the peculiar institution.
This the South
should not forget although that question will for a time, be absorbed in the more important ones connected with the issue.
There is an intelligent man here occupying an official position which brings him in almost hoary and official contact with the Emperor
Among other things, it has been a part of his duty to collect and condense information to present to the Emperor
This gentleman formerly, for several years, resided in the South
, speaks English
, is decidedly in favor of the South
, and is named Maury
, and a relative of our Maury
, of Charts and Currents. * * It is, of course, of great importance to favorable action here, that the South
should sustain their present status for thirty or sixty days. It is not important that they should gain, but merely that they should not lose ground."
The following sketch of Capt. John Morgan
, the well-known Confederate scout, we take from a letter of a Nashville correspondent of the New York Times
The name of this mysterious marauder is on the lips of every one, for his daring coolness and disregard of fear has become a by-word even among our own army.
This Col. John Morgan
--for so he styles himself — is said to be a native of Lexington, Ky.
, whose father was a respectable manufacturer of jeans.
From his youth this Morgan
has won the admiration of all who knew him for his daredevil recklessness, which even now does not seem to have diminished in the least.
We first heard of him when our brigade (the 8th) was, a portion of them, encamped at Pilot Knob
, in September last.
Our pickets were shot by some mysterious agency, and report stated, in camp, that a tall, heavy man, with flowing beard, mounted on an immense black stallion, fleet as the wind, was several times detected in the act of retreating.
Shot after shot was fired after him, but he seemed to bear a charmed life.
We lost sight of him until just before we left Cairo
, when he appeared one night suddenly and shot two of our pickets.
Again he appeared at Bacon creek
, and burnt the railroad bridge under M' Cook
's nose, shot one of his pickets, and rode off before the army had recovered from its surprise.
You remember his bold attack upon our lines on Saturday, the 8th of March in Mitchell
's division, and again on Sunday morning, at daylight, upon McCook
's camp, on the Franklin pike
The very same Sunday, this Morgan, disguised as a countryman, and dressed in butternut-colored clothes, obtained a pass from Gen. Mitchell
, who did not know him, and had the audacity to directing.
City Hotel in company with our own making good his escape, with nonchalance.
He came very near capturing Gen. Nelson
one day last week.
The plot was discovered in time to be frustrated, but not to catch the rogue.
He has since captured the railroad train running between Louisville
, taking thirty bridge builders prisoners, but releasing them, as he seeks higher game.
He has boasted that he will catch one of our Generals
as an effect to Buckner
, he being Buckner
's especial favorite.
He has offered a reward of $1,000 to any citizen or officer who will catch him and his steed, and, strange to say, disguised, has made these bets openly before our officers, who at the time did not know him. Such is Col. John Morgun
, the famous rebel scout, who, though he deserves hanging, yet wins admiring opinions from enemies as well as friends for his daring.
The latest advices from Fortress Monroe
we copy from the Baltimore Sun
, of the 25th:
The steamer Georgianna
, Capt. Pearson
, arrived yesterday morning shortly after six o'clock. She brought up a number of passengers, but no news that was disclosed.--Among the passengers were the Hon. Joseph Segar
, just elected a member of Congress from the Hampton
district in Virginia
, and Gen. Van
Four deserters from the Confederate army, (Gen. Magruder
's command,) also came up. Their names are Van Lork Townsend
, Josiah Morris
, William Wilson
, and Mark Trafton Barker
, all of whom are natives of the North
, but for several years have followed the seasoning business for a livelihood.
In the spring of 1854 they shipped on board the topsail schooner Stag
, of which James D, Townsend
and Danish Townsend
mate, one a father and the other a brother of the above.
They started for Cedar Keys
, Florida coast, for the purpose of loading with timber, but upon reaching there, on the 25th of May, were seized by the Confederates
, removed to Jacksonville
, and then set at liberty.
In the meantime the Stag
was confiscated, and after the lapse of several months loaded with cotton, as was the schooner Anna Smith
, and started for a market; but being observed by a Federal cruiser, both vessels were burned to the water's edge, the crews escaping.
Thrown ashore at Jacksonville
, without friends and without means, and unable to obtain employment, they were compelled from necessity to enlist in the State
service, each receiving a small bounty at the time.
In July last they were ordered to Richmond
, and subsequently to Yorktown
, from whence they escaped on Saturday night, making their way to Fortress Monroe
in a small boat.
They state that Magruder
's forces around Yorktown
is composed of not over 6,000 effective men, but along the Peninsula
and at Great Bethel he has at least 15,000.
stands at the head of York river
, and its Water approaches are protected by a line of breastwork defences provided with some heavy pieces of cannon, and there are some similar fortifications about three miles below, near the mouth of Wyoming creek
The Volandt Bead, under the lead of Chris-Volandt, formerly of Baltimore
, is said to be in the employ of the Fifth Louisiana Regiment.
They number eleven persons, and were engaged as musicians at Berkeley Springs
when the war broke out.
The Federal Congress.
In the Federal House
, on the 24th, resolutions were offered and referred, proposing a vote of thanks to Gen. Burnside
and Commander Rowan
, and their officers and men, for their victories in North Carolina
, and to Lt. Geo. U. Morris
and the officers and men under him, for their gallant conduct in the encounter with the Merrimac
A bill was introduced "to make freedom general and slavery sectional;" and a resolution was offered requesting the suspension of exchanges of prisoners until Col. Corcoran
, now held at Richmond
, is released, and asking the Secretary of War
for the reasons for his detention.
The Committee of Ways and Means was instructed to inquire into the expediency of Government working the Western
mines, in order to defray the expenses of the war. The Tax bill was further considered, and so amended as to fix the license of breweries manufacturing less than five hundred barrels per annum, at twenty-five dollars.
In the Senate, resolutions of several State Legislatures, on different subjects, were presented, and a bill reported to promote the efficiency of the engineer corps.
The joint resolution to give aid to the States that may emancipate their slaves, was then taken up. After a speech made by Mr. Salisbury
, of Del.
, Mr. Davis
, of Ky.
, offered a substitute, when the subject was laid over, and the bill to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia was taken up. The amendment of Mr. Doolittle
to the amendment proposed by Mr. Davis
, was the pending question.
had proposed to appropriate $100,000 to colonize the persons freed by the act compulsorily, while Mr. Doolittle
proposed to aid such free colored persons as desired to emigrate.
The latter amendment was adopted, but finally the proposition of Mr. Davis
, as amended, was reflected by the casting vote of the Vice-President
; so the whole colonization scheme was defeated.
The final vote on the bill was not taken.
The news by the Hansa.
New York, March 21.
--The steamer Mansa
has arrived with Liverpool
dates to the 12th instant.
In the House of Lords on the 12th instant, Lord Campball called attention to the inefficiency of the American
blockade of the "Confederate" ports, and he moved for the correspondence on the subject.
Lord Russell replied to the proofs adduced by Lord Campbell of the inefficiency of the blockade, and recounted the efforts made by the North
to render it effective.
He considered that the want of cotton in the English
market was the best test that the blockade was not an empty one.
He added, that the renewal of the old feeling between the North
and the South
was impossible, and he hoped the North
would consent to a peaceful separation of the States.
Both were rich and extensive South to be mighty powers.
He trusted that within three months or sooner the war would ceases, leaving emancipation, if possible to be effected by gradual and peaceful meaner.
He said that no formal communication had been made by the French
to the English Government
on the inefficiency of the blockade.
The motion was then withdrawn.
The Annie Childs
is the same of the screw steamer which arrived at Queenstown
from Wilmington, N. C.
The ship Meria
, from Bombay
, fell in with the brig Esperio
, from London
, for New York, with the crewing a starving condition, and supplied them.
Two hundred thousand pounds sterling, in Australian gold, have recently arrived.
, and one hundred and twenty five thousand pounds of New Zealand
gold is enroute.
Queenstown, March 10.
--American tias are firm.
arrived here to-day.
presided over a large meeting of popular delegates recently, at Geroa.
He said he deplored the absence of representatives from the excluded provinces.
He took an oath to deliver these provinces.
had arrived at Cadiz
Consols have advanced and closed at London
at 93½a93 1/8.
Liverpool, March 12
--Cotton closed dull.--Sates on Monday and Tuesday of 8,000 bales, including 3,000 bales to speculators and exporters.
market closed quiet and firm.
Breadstuffs closed dull.
Flour dull and 6d lower.
declined in 2d.
for lower qualities.
Corn declined 5d; mixed 29s.
Provisions — Beef closed quiet, but prises steady.
Pork dull and unchanged.
Lard active and is. higher.
Produce.--Rosin — sales small at 12s. 6d. for common.
Spirits Turpentine nominal.
Sugar quiet and steady.
Ashes dull Linseed Oil
firmer it 363
New York stock Market.
In New York, on the 24th, the following were the quotations: Virginia
6's, 58a62; Missouri
6's, 52pa52¼; Tennessee
bonds, 55½a59½; North Carolina
Gen Shields Loses an arm.
Winchester, March 24,
--11 o'clock P. M.--In consequence of the forward movement of our forces, the reports of the killed, wounded, and missing cannot be a courtesy ascertained, but it is estimated that our loss was 80 to 100 killed, among whom were one Colonel
and fourteen Captains
The London Times
thinks the Federal
victories will lead to separation and peace.
During the fight at Winchester
on Saturday, the Federal General Shields
was struck by the fragment of a shell on his left arm, shattering the bone, and rendering amputation necessary.