We make up the following summary from late papers received yesterday:
Capture of Lincolnites.
soldiers, captured last week off Wilmington Island
, by our pickets under command of Captain Crawford
, have arrived in Savannah, Georgia
They belonged to the 46th New York regiment, and are all Germans but one.
It appears that a number of the enemy, said to be between sixty and seventy men, were landed on Wilmington Island
Our men waited their approach, and when within range opened fire on them.
One German was killed, another mortally wounded, and thirteen were captured, as above stated.
The lieutenants and the remainder of the men effected their escape.
On our side, but one man was wounded — Isaac Newton Brown
of the 18th Georgia regiment--supposed mortally.
obtains from prisoners the following:
They deny that they were drafted, and say they volunteered from sheer necessity.
They are nearly all mechanics and laborers and they were forced to go into the army for a support.
By way of inducement, they were promised that their families should be cared for, but thus far the latter have received nothing except the small earnings forwarded by themselves.
They were worked hard on the station, were badly fed, and had not been paid off in the last four months. Great dissatisfaction existed among the troops on Tybee
from this cause, and a short time since an outbreak seemed imminent.
They declare themselves thoroughly disgusted with the Yankee
service, into which they were seduced by every variety of false promises and lies.
As a specimen of the latter, they were told that the Southern
slaveholders were about to invade the North
, conquer it, and then reduce the laboring population to the condition of slaves.
They were appealed to, to save their wives and children from so horrible a fate.
The prisoners give important information of the progress of offensive operations on Tybee
The enemy are actively employed in throwing up fortifications and planting batteries to operate against Fort Pulaski
They have on the island twelve 13-inch mortars, eight 10-inch columbiads, two 3-inch columbiads, and two Parrot guns.
The officers had appointed every Friday for the last five weeks for an attack on the fort, but from some cause unknown it was postponed.
Many of their guns are still lying on the beach, which may explain the delay.
Their force on the beach, which may explain the delay.
Their force on the island is 2,000.
The Charleston Mercury
of the 3d instant, learns from a gentleman who had just arrived from the Confederate
camp at Port Royal
, that about one hundred Yankees, with two pieces of artillery, effected a landing at Port Royal Ferry on Tuesday morning, General Pemberton
, to whom our pickets reported that the enemy were landing in force, immediately ordered his troops in position to attack.
's regiment, in advance of our troops, soon came in sight of the enemy, when they retired under cover of their gunboats, without an exchange of shot on either side.
Before the coming up of Col. Jones
's regiment, the enemy destroyed the dwelling of Mr. Henry Stuart
, at Page's Point
The gentleman also reports that three negroes, the property of Mr. P. Given
, had arrived at our camps, having succeeded in making their escape from Port Royal
These fellows report that the negroes on the islands had been put to work under Yankee overseers, and were planting corn and would soon commence the planting of cotton; that they were worked from sunrise to sunset, and were not allowed the usual privilege of a "task," as they were under their lawful masters.
The Wilmington Journal
, of Friday last, says:
We learned yesterday evening from a gentleman who had made the trial to get to Beaufort
, that the enemy are all around, in Bogue Sound
, on the Banks, at Carolina
and Morehead cities
and at Beaufort
Their object is, of course, to cut off communication with Fort Macon
. Col. White
, the commandant of that post, has a good garrison, provisions for full ten months, plenty of ammunition and a stout heart.
is not taken yet. Whenever a Yankee goes from Morehead
, City to Beaufort
or back again, the Colonel
gives them a shot.
We regret to learn that even in this beleaguered host some traitors were to be found, as there was at least one serpent in Eden
.--Some few men, it is said, from Capt. Pool
's company, contrived to desert to the enemy.
It is not probable that they can communicate any information likely to be of value to the enemy, as of course the character of the Fort
, an old government work, is as well known to the enemy as to ourselves.
The great fight in Arkansas
is now called the Battle of Sugar Creek
the latest and fullest details confirm the reports favorable to the South
A correspondent writes to the Savannah Republican
on late direct information:
's veterans acquitted themselves with the greatest possible credit; and McCulloch
's followers, up to the unfortunate hour when he and McIntosh
fell, fought with the most determined resolution.
, of the Missouri Confederates
, and Capt. Churchill Clark
, in addition to many other officers, are numbered with our gallant dead.
Among the wounded on the other side, was General.
himself, who received a slight wound.
was not wounded, as at first reported.
, Van Dorn
, nor the army, have supposed that they were defeated.
On the contrary, the result of the battle is equivalent to a victory for the Confederates
The enemy, though far out-numbering us, and well provided with arms and ammunition, has been so crippled that he will be unable to attack us without large reinforcements, whereas Price
and Van Dorn
can march when and where they please.
At last accounts they were at Van Buren
, recruiting and getting ready for another forward movement.
If the President
would give Gen. Price
a sufficient force, and place him in command of all our troops west of the Mississippi river
, there would not be an enemy left south of the Missouri
by the 4th day of July.
The Yankee papers, since the evacuation of Manassas
by the Confederates
, have been entertaining their readers with all sorts of legends, which they profess to have derived from Virginia farmers
and old ladies in the neighborhood.
The Boston Traveller
, however, seems to have become somewhat disgusted with the sport of practicing upon Puritan
gullibility, and says:
The account of the mutiny of a Kentucky regiment, and a fierce and bloody fight between them and an Alabama and Georgia
regiment, last January, no doubt has its foundation in some discontent or disturbance such as often occurs in an army.
Nothing of the kind stated could have happened to a Kentucky regiment without having been well known long since, as Kentucky
has been, nearly all of it open to us, and some of the soldiers would have been heard from in relation to the matter, through their friends and relatives, if in no other way.--To the same class of exaggerations undoubtedly belong the stories about mutilations of dead bodies after death and burial.
An isolated case of brutality and barbarism is magnified and applied to a great mess of people.
It was these bloody and brutal stories in the North
about the South
, and in the South
about the North
, circulated first by fools and then used by designing knaves, which produced this bloody revolutionary movement.
In the name of Heaven, let us now discountenance them forever.
In view of the great battle and victory at Shiloh
, near Corinth
, the following written on the 24th ult., by a correspondent of the New Orleans Delta
, will be found interesting:
An approaching this place I was not so much impressed by the prodigious display of command military paraphernalia, for which I had been prepared by accounts on the road, as I was by the order and system that prevail, and the unexampled spectacle of so vast a collection of Southern soldiery without a single case of drunkenness or a symptom of the presence of that great bane of our country — whiskey.
This novel exhibition is time to the admirable discipline introduced by Gen. Bragg
and rigidly enforced by Brig. Gen. Gladden
, who is commandant at this post.
These officers deserve the eternal gratitude of the South
for this great reform.
Not a drop of intoxicating liquor is permitted to be sold anywhere on this line.
If any is brought here, it is seized and emptied in the road.
The strictest discipline is everywhere enforced, and, as a consequence, we have an army here that is an honor to the South
, worthy of our cause, and which can never be beaten.
Frightful Railroad Accident.
A train, having on board the Third Wisconsin cavalry regiment, was thrown from the track near Chicago, ill.
, a few days ago The papers of that place represent the scene as heartrending.
The groans of the dying the summoning calls of a saluter to his mining comrade, the sobbing of a wife or sister over the loss of a loved companion — all contrasted strangely with the joyous and merry crowd that might have been witnessed in the same wrecked cars a few moments before.
The bodies of ten dead soldiers were soon removed from the places where death had overtaken them.
About thirty others were wounded.
During the past week, (says the Tallahassee Floridian
, of the 29th ult.,) five of Old Abe's men, belonging to Com. Dupont
's fleet, have arrived in Tallahassee
and taken lodgings in the Leon
These men were captured by some of Captain Pickett
's men, and the other three by men from different companies, under the command of Lieut Strange
, who, we regret to say, was mortally wounded.
In the latter capture four white men of the enemy were killed, and a contraband captured.
We copy the following from papers received last night:
A Federal account of Affairs on the down Potomac
Yesterday the Jacob Bell
and Stepping nes visited Evansport
A boat's crew from each vessel was sent on shore.
correspondent accompanied the reconnoitering party.
They visited nearly all the batteries in that vicinity, including one on a high hill, about half a mile back of Evansport
, where they found the gun that Capt Eastman
had attempted unsuccessfully to burst.
It is a thirty two pounder.
One of the trunnions was broken off, the carriage burnt, and the gun overthrown.
This battery, aided by field pieces, was intended to cover the retreat of the rebels through the woods in the rest, in the event of their being driven from the lower batteries.
It was well defended by rifle pits.
A picturesque view of the river was obtained from the battery, disclosing a small island at the mouth of Chapawamsic creek, which is not discernable from the river.
Several of the men went a considerable distance into the country, but there were no signs of rebel troops nor inhabitants, all of whom seem to have deserted their houses.--A quantity of shovels, pickaxes and other implements, used in the construction of earthworks, were found.
Both parties of seamen subsequently returned on shore, in command of Lieut.
, of the Jacob
Proceeding inland, they crossed Chapawamsic creek, where they found hay cutting machines, platform scales
, and other useful apparatus and implements.
They set fire to the buildings, which were entirely consumed.
has been awarded the credit of removing the guns from the rebel batteries, as well as for having effected the first landing at these strongholds.
The guns were removed by Lieut.
, of the Yankee
, on whom, as a seaman, the task properly devolved.
The Stampede at Union city, Tenn.
The Memphis Appeal
has the following statement from Sergeant Moore
, of the 21st Regiment Tennessee Volunteers.
On sunday afternoon, while Cols. Pickett
--whose commands were distinct — were taking a ride, it was a greed that Col.
J. would picket on the road leading to Hickman
however, was neglected, whether by Col. Jackson
or his officers is not known.
Neither was that road scouted on sunday, or that night or the next morning.
The consequence was that on Monday morning the enemy came in on the Richman
road, and not being fired upon, they crossed over to the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and surrounded the pickets of the 21st regiment Lieut. Sage
The pickets fired upon them, but without effect.
As far as known, thirty-two men, including Lieut, Fitte, were captured.
Firing about the cavalry camp being a usual thing, notwithstanding a general order
to the contrary, no notice was taken of the firing of the pickets.
About ten minutes afterwards the enemy planted their guns in sight, and within one hundred yards of Col. Jackson
's headquarters, supported on either side by their cavalry, consisting of two battalions.
It seems that neither Col. Pickett
or Col, Jackson
were aware of the presence of the enemy until their rifled twelve pounders were fired.
The cavalry could not form, being at ones thrown into confusion.
by this time sent three messengers to Lieut-Col. Tilman
, with orders to form the regiment and march down to the depot.
No answer being brought him, he himself mounted and started to go to the regiment, when he was met by Major Cole
, one of the messengers, and informed that the men were routed and scattered.
Another officer also told him that he could not get ten men together.
F. endeavored to rally the fleeing men, but, finding it useless, he ordered them to follow him into the woods and rally there; but the rout continued in the most perfect disorder, when Colonel
It was stated that the reason why the messengers did not return sooner was, that the cavalry ran at full speed through the camp of the 21st regiment, and kept them from delivering their messages.
A part of the regiment was pursued by the enemy about three miles. They rallied at Crockett
's station, however, and took a train to Humboldt
The remainder reached the latter place by the Middleburg
Our loss was about fifty men captured, two killed, and three wounded. We saved all our arms, but lost everything else, baggage, tents, and stores — which latter were estimated to be worth about six thousand dollars.
was in town when the attack was made, dressed in citizen's clothes, and witnessed the movements of the enemy.
After rifling and burning the camps, they started on their return to Hickman
, when he made good his escape.
The Memphis Appeal
, of the 3d, says:
We learn from parties who left Nashville
as late as Saturday, that the gunboat and transports at that place had found it necessary to leave on account of the low stage of water.
The army at Columbia
had crossed Duck river
, and had reached Mount Pleasant
on Monday, on the road leading towards Savannah
, where they would probably arrive today or to-morrow.
were in command of the advance.
was bringing up the rear, and had arrived at Columbia
From Island 10--official.
The following information was communicated by telegraph to the commandant at Memphis
, under date of April 1st, 1862:
The bombardment of Madrid Bend and Island 10 commenced on the 15th instant, and continued constantly night and day. The enemy has fired several thousand thirteen-inch and rifle shells.
On the 17th a general attack with five gunboats and four mortar boats was made, which lasted 9 hours. The result of the bombardment, up to the 1st inst., is on our side one man killed, none seriously wounded, and no damage to batteries.
The enemy had one gunboat disabled, and another reported sunk.
G. T. Beauregard