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entered and demanded of a man whom he met ship at Bordeaux. These facts were justly conthere, whose flag it was; the man, who was sidered as highly important, and suggestive of really the proprietor of the house, professed the desirability of some authorized declaration not to know, saying he was only a lodger; and of opinion, by a society like the EpidemiologiEllsworth, with two companions, ascended to cal, as to the vexed question of the infectious the roof and took it down, wrapping it around or non-infectious character of this terrible malhis body. As he descended, the proprietor, ady, which has on several occasions of late years (Jackson,) who had concealed himself in a dark extended beyond its usual recognized limits, and passage, fired, and killed him instantly, and the attained elevations and latitudes long considered next moment himself fell dead, from the bullet incapable of maintaining its existence. of one of Ellsworth's companions, Francis E. Rear-Admiral Sir Alexander Milne, K. O. B., Brownell. The body was borne sadly back to Commander-in-Chief on the West India and Washington, and the funeral services performed North American Station, who is fully alive to at the White House, with the President as the infectious character of yellow fever, and chief monrner. From thence it was brought duly appreciates the value of preventive measto his birthplace, (Mechanicsville.) A noble ures, had issued an order, to the effect that the regiment, made up of one man from a town, in ships of the squadron under his command were, his native State, was raised as his fittest, though unless under urgent necessity, to avoid anchornot his only monument.

age in ports where yellow fever was known to EPIDEMICS.' The following papers upon prevail, and were not to remain in close harthese subjects were read before a recent meet- bors for more than ten days at a time; and, ing of the Epidemiological Society of London. moreover, that in the event of a ship being inThe first, by Dr. M'William, the Secretary of, vaded by yellow fever, she was at once to prothe Society, is a résumé of the principal epi- ceed to the northward for change of climate. demics that prevailed in various quarters of the Small-pox had continued to prevail in many world during the year 1861; and the second, parts of England, and in some districts, from the prepared by Herbert Chalmers Miles, Surgeon previous neglect of vaccination, had proved Royal Artillery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, brings very fatal, more especially in the southwestern forward an Indian remedy for small-pox. counties, in parts of Derbyshire and in North

1. We have no epidemics of any magnitude to amptonshire. The whole circumstances of the record as having occurred either in England or present epidemy of small-pox, which, since its on the continent during the last twelve months. commencement in 1857, had destroyed in Eng

Cholera, which in 1860 and the early months land little short of 20,000 persons, had abunof the past year was prevailing at St. Peters- dantly borne out the allegation as to the neglect burg and other ports in the Gulf of Finland, and imperfection of vaccination, made by the ceased with the return of spring. The samé Small-pox and Vaccination Committee of the disease also disappeared about the same time Epidemiological Society in their Report of 1853 at Ceuta and other stations in the empire of and Memorial of 1855. Morocco. Typhus fever had raged to a disas- Sanitary reform had made very satisfactory trous extent in the beleaguered fortress of progress, not only at home, but also in the colGæta, and afterwards amongst the Neapolitanonies, and in some foreign countries which had and Sardinian troops at Naples. Typhus had long been remarkable for a disregard of the also been prevalent to some extent, but in a laws of health. In the colony of Victoria, Ausmild form, in some of the rural districts of Eng- tralia, at Alexandria, in Egypt, and in the emland. In the northwest provinces of India, pire of Brazil, sanitary improvement had concholera had swept over extensive tracts of siderably advanced, as well by private exertion country with appalling force. Preceded by a as by legislative enactments. desolating famine, the pestilence found in the The census of the population of Jamaica had starting population an easy prey to its ravages; been taken in the course of last summer, the and even amongst the European soldiery the previous census having been taken in 1844. percentage of deaths to attacks had been al. There had been an increase during the last most unprecedentedly great.

seventeen years of 63,000 inhabitants, the popThe West Indies, more especially the island ulation in 1844 having been 377,433, and in of Cuba, had been vísited by yellow fever in 1861, 441,264. Amongst the population there the course of the year, with more than usual were 5,986 cripples, 1,294 blind persons, 1,512 virulence. Several of her Majesty's ships had persons afflicted with yaws, 776 with leprosy, been infected with yellow fever at Havanna, 650 dumb, and 461 insane; or altogether beand merchant ships bad not only suffered from tween 10,000 and 12,000 permanent, and, to & the disease while in that port, but some of them large extent, incurable invalids in a population had lost part of their crews in the passage much under 500,000. thence to England and other ports of Europe. A representation had been made in the early Yellow fever had been actually introduced into part of the year by Dr. Armstrong, Deputy InSt. Nazaire, at the mouth of the Loire, in the spector-General, in charge of the Royal Naval month of September last, by a ship from the Hospital at Malta, to Sir W.F. Martin, K. O. B., Havanna; and within the past week cases of the Naval Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterthe same disorder were reported on board of & ranean, submitting that, in consequence of the large number of men in the fleet suffering from ing all of human kind in its path. On this occasyphilis, it was desirable he should use his in- sion, the most painful details were given of fluence with the Government at Malta to estab- whole families being carried off by this loathlish a system of periodical examination of the some disease. After some time, however, it prostitutes of that city. A large number of was said that the pestilence had been stayed. prostitutes were found diseased, and being sent One of the Indian race, it was asserted, had to the hospital, were cured. The examinations come into the disease-stricken camp, possessed were rigorously continued by the police au- of a preparation which had the extraordinary thorities, and the beneficial influence of the power of caring the kind of cases that had hithsystem had been most marked. The average erto proved so fatal. This remedy was believed daily number of primary syphilitic cases in the by the Indians to be so efficacious, that, if given hospital had formerly been from 40 to 50, to to them when attacked with small-pos, they say nothing of the numbers on the sick lists of looked forward with confidence to a speedy the ships with the same disease, or of the large and effectual cure. An old weird Indian amount of secondary cases always under treat- woman was the fortunate possessor of the remment afloat, as well as in the hospital. But edy in question. She had always been known during the last three months there had not as the doctress of her tribe, and bad enjoyed been a single case of venereal disease that was celebrity for many years in consequence of her contracted in the island received into the Naval reputed knowledge of medicine and wonderful Hospital.

acquaintance with the herbs and roots of the A memorial with a scheme for making the sick- woods. So well established was her fame ness and mortality amongst the pauper popula- among the Indians, that, when sick, they retion of Great Britain available for the purposes sorted to her rather than to the white doctors, of statistical and general inquiry, drawn up by whom they considered to be “ po good." CapDr. Milroy, had been forwarded by Dr. Babing- tain Hardy, of the Royal Artillery, an able and ton to the President of the Poor-law Board. intelligent officer, who has been for years

Late accounts stated that the epizootic dis- amongst the Indians, says that “the old squaw's ease, known as “ Steppe murrain or “pestis remedy has long been known amongst them as boum,” had been making great ravages in the an infallible cure for small-pox," and that "the western provinces of Russia. Pleuro-pneumonia Indians believed it to be successful in every had also prevailed in the early part of the year case." amongst the cattle in the colony of Victoria, From the information gathered from the InAustralia, and measures had been taken against dians, the following observations have been careits introduction into the adjacent colony of New fully sifted : South Wales. An epizooty amongst the hogs 1. In the case of an individual suspected to of Providence, Rhode Island, had also proved be under the influence of small-pox, but with very fatal.

no distinct eruption upon him, a large wine2. Indian Remedy for Small-pox.-Early in glassful of an infusion of the root of the plant the last winter, a small coasting vessel landed a ** Sarracenia purpurea,"* or pitcher plant, (serportion of her crew at an extreme seaboard vil. eral specimens of which, including the root, lage, a few miles from Halifax. The persons were exhibited on the table,) is to be taken. landed were sick of small-pos, and the disease The effect of this dose is to bring out the erupsoon spread, first among the cottagers with tion. After a second and third dose, giren at whom the fishermen mixed, and subsequently intervals of from four to six hours, the pustules amongst those from the capital who resorted to subside, apparently losing their vitality. The psthe village for the purposes of trade. Through tient feels better at the end of each dose, and, in the early weeks of spring, rumor constantly as- the graphic expression of the Micmac, “knows serted that vast numbers of the seafaring popu- there is great change within him at once." lation were attacked with the complaint; but 2. In a subject already covered with the it was not until early in March that the large eruption of small-pox in the early stage, a dose civil hospital of Halifax, by the number of its or two will dissipate the pustules and subdoe weekly admissions for variola, began to corrob- the febrile symptoms; the urine, from being orate rumor, and to authenticate the justice of scanty and high colored, becomes pale and the public anxiety. The disease in process of abundant; whilst from the first dose the feeltime extended to the troops in the garrison, but ings of the patient assure bim that "the medithe proportion of attacks to those amongst the cine is killing the disease." Under the infocivil population was singularly small

. While ence of the remedy, in three or four days the certain portions of the inhabitants of Halifax prominent features of the constitutional dise were suffering from the epidemic, alarming accounts reached that place relative to the terrible hower, and huntsman's cup. It grows in the swampen

This is the plant commonly known as the side-sada ravages of the scourge amongst the Indians peat bogs over all the Northern states, and to the sea and colored people generally. Variola is the near the Alleghany Mountains. It is distinguished by special plague amongst the Indians, and when curious hood-shaped hollow leaves lined with bristian they are invaded by this

pestilence it sweeps drowned insects. The flower is globose and purple, apes them off by scores. Like the fire of the prairies, the top of a straight flower stalk a foot high There is

resemblance whatever to a side-saddle, but the plaat la web it passes over their encamping grounds, destroy: named a pitcher, or cup.

turbance subside, although, as a precautionary States, was a matter of quite as much importmeasure, the sick person is kept in camp until ance as the actual territory seized. the ninth day. No marks of the eruption (as Six of these expeditions have been underregards pitting, &c.,) have been left in cases taken; all of them planned and two of them examined that were treated by the remedy. wholly executed in 1861, while some of the

3. With regard to the medicine acting (as is others have not yet completed their work. The believed by the Indians) in the way of a pre-order of their departure was as follows: ventive in those exposed to the infection, it is 1. The Hatteras Expedition.—On the 13th of curious to note, that in the camps where the August, when General Wool took command remedy has been used, the people keep a weak at Fortress Monroe, he found that preparations infusion of the plant constantly prepared, and had already been made for an expedition to the take a dose occasionally during the day, so as North Carolina coast. Hatteras Inlet, the to“ keep the antidote in the blood."

point of destination, was a gap in the sandy In the discussion which followed the reading barrier which lines the coast of North Carolina, of this paper, all the speakers concurred in thệ about 18 miles S. W. of Cape Hatteras, and 160 desirability of requesting Mr. Miles to procure miles below Fortress Monroe. Its channel was a further supply of the root of the Sarracenia intricate but accessible without difficulty to purpurea, with the view of having its anti- those who were accustomed to it, provided the varioloid powers tested.

weather was good. This and Ocracoke Inlet ERICSSON'S BATTERY. (See Navy.) were the principal entrances to Pamlico Sound,

EVANS, John, M.D., an American geologist, a large body of water lying between this sandy born in Portsmouth, N. H., Feb. 14, 1812, son of beach and the mainland of North Oarolina, in Hon. Richard E., Judge of the Supreme Court of which there was good anchorage, smooth water, N. H., died April 13, 1861. He graduated at the and fine harbors. Hatteras Inlet would admit St. Louis Medical College, and was engaged, soon vessels drawing 7 feet water, but its tortuous after taking his degree, as assistant in the geo- channel, from which the Confederate authorlogical survey of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, ities had removed all the buoys, made it difficult and Nebraska, under the charge of Dr. David to enter in rough weather, without danger of Dale Owen. While engaged in this survey he grounding. On the sandy beach, commanding first attracted the notice of scientific men by the inlet, the Confederate forces had erected, his discovery and description of a large deposit during the summer, two forts—the larger, named of fossil bones of extinct species of mammalia in Fort Hatteras, being intended for 15 guns, the "Mauvaises Terres " of Nebraska. This dis- though only 10 had been mounted; the smaller covery was deemed of such importance by Eu- for ✓ guns, of which 5 had been mounted. ropean geologists, that one of the most eminent These forts were built of sand, and were 20 of their number was inmediately sent to exam- feet wide at top, and turfed. They had each a ine the collections as well as the locality from bomb-proof, the one at the larger fort capable which they had been taken. The U. 8. Gov. of protecting about 400 men; that at the smaller ernment soon after commissioned him to carry 800. The guns were mounted en barbette, (that on the geological survey of Washington and is, on the top of the carthworks.) The guns on Oregon territories. He had, after several years both forts were thirty-two pounders, except of severe labor, completed this survey, and after one eight-inch shell gun on Fort Hatteras. Most acting for a short time as geologist of the Chiri- of these particulars had been communicated to qui commission, proceeded to Washington to the Federal authorities about the 1st of August prepare and superintend the publication of an by Mr. Daniel Campbell

, master of the schooner elaborate report of his surveys of Oregon and Lydia Frances, which had been wrecked about Washington, where he was attacked with ty. the 1st of May on the coast near Hatteras Inlet, phoid pneumonia, which speedily proved fatal. who had been detained as a prisoner at the in

EXPEDITIONS, MILITARY AND Naval. let for three months. The expedition intended At the commencement of the war the paucity for the capture of these forts consisted of the of available vessels in the navy, and the large United States steamers Minnesota, Capt. Van number required to maintain an efficient block. Brune; Wabash, Capt. Mercer; Monticello, ade over an extended coast line, rendered it Commander Gillis; Pawnee, Commander Rodifficult to spare a naval force sufficient for wan, and Harriet Lane, Capt. Faunce; the U. enterprises, the importance of which was fully S. chartered steamers Adelaide, Commander anderstood by the Government; but as soon Stellwagen, and George Peabody, Lieut. Leroy, As a moderate blockading force was sup- and the steamtug Fanny as transports, toplied, attention was turned to the organiza- gether with schooners towed by the steamers tion of a series of expeditions, having for their having surf-boats on them. The steam frigate object the capture of the best harbors on the Susquehanna and the sailing frigate Cumbercoast, and the taking possession of extended land were ordered also to join the expedition. tracts of country in their vicinity. The moral The naval portion of the expedition was under effect of these movements, in dividing the at- the command of Commodore S. H. Stringham, tention of the Confederate army, and exciting whose broad pennant was hoisted on the Mintheir alarm for their homes, as many of their nesota. To this naval force was added a body regiments were from the seaboard and Gulf of about 880 troops, consisting of 500 of the 20th Regiment N. Y. Volunteers, under com- stituting 15-second for 10-second fuzes, dropped mand of Col. Max Weber; 220 of the 9th almost every shell from their heavy guns inside N. Y. Volunteers, (Hawkins' Zouaves,) under the fort. At ten minutes past 11, a white command of Col. R. O. Hawkins; 100 of the flag was displayed from the fort. Gen. Butler Union Coa Guard, Capt. Nixon commanding, went at once on board the steamtug Fanny, and, and 60 of the 2d U.S. Artillery, Lieut. Larned entering the inlet, sent Lieut. Crosby on shore commanding, who were embarked on the trans- to demand the meaning of the white flag. He ports George Peabody and Adelaide, and were soon returned with the following memorandum under the command of Maj.-General Benj. F. from the commander of the fort, who proved to Butler. The expedition left Fortress Monroe be a former commodore of the U. S. Navy. on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 26th, and

FORT HATTERAS, Aug. 2917, 1861. arrived off Hatteras Inlet about 4 o'clock P. M., Flag-officer Samuel Barron, C. S. Navy, offers to Tuesday. At daylight the next morning arrange- surrender Fort Hatteras with all the arms and muniments were made for landing the troops, and tions of war. The officers allowed to go out with for an attack upon the forts by the feet. The side-arms, and the men without arms to retire.

S. BARRON, swell upon the beach was so heavy that after

Commanding Naval Division, Va and N. Car. landing 315 men, including the regular troops and 55 marines, with two guns, one a 12-pound Accompanying this was a verbal commurifled boat gun, the other a howitzer of the pication stating that he had in the fort six same calibre, the boats were stove and swamp- hundred and fifteen men, and a thousand more ed, and no more could be landed that day. within an hour's call, but that he was anxions Meantime the

fileet had opened fire on the to spare the effusion of blood. Gen. Butler sent smaller fort, which was nearest the inlet, and in reply the following memorandum : continued it till about half-past 1 P. M., when

Aug. 2014, ISA. both forts hauled down their fags, and the gar. Army, commanding, in reply to the communication of

Benjamin F. Butler, Major-General United States rison of the smaller escaped to the larger. A Samuel Barron, commanding forces at Fort Hatteras, small detachment of the troops already landed cannot admit the terms proposed. The terms offered immediately proceeded to take possession of are these: Full capitulation, the officers and men to Fort Clark, and raised the Union flag. The be treated as prisoners of war. No other terus adfleet ceased firing, and the Monticello was sent ship Minnesota to arrange details.

missible. Commanding officers to meet on board flags in to the inlet to discover what the hauling After waiting three-fourths of an hour, Lieat. down of the flags meant. She entered and proceeded within about 600 yards of Fort Hat- Barron, Major Andrews, and Col. Martin, the

Crosby returned, bringing with him Capt. teras, when the occupants of that fort com- commanding officers of the Confederate force, menced firing upon her, and inflicted serious who informed Gen. Butler that they bad acinjury to her hull; whereupon the Wabash, Sus- cepted the terms of capitulation he bad proquehanna, and Minnesota came to her assist- posed, and had come to surrender thernselves ance, and the Confederates took themselves to and their command prisoners of war. General their bomb-proof, and ceased firing. The little Butler informed them that, as the expedition force which had' landed now withdrew from was a combined one from the army and navy, Fort Clark to a safer position, where they threw the surrender must be made on board the flagup a slight intrenchment, and mounted their ship and to Com. Stringham, as well as himtwo cannon on it, together

with one they had self. The party then proceeded to the flagship taken from the enemy. The General and the Minnesota, and the following articles of capitforce on board the fleet felt much anxiety in ulation were there signed: regard to this little company, as it was supposed that the Confederates, who were known to

Orf HATTERAS INLET, U.S. FLAGSHIP MIXXESOTA,

Aug. 29th, A. D. 1861. have a considerable body of troops on board Articles of Capitulation between Flag-officer String steamers in the Sound, would be largely reën- bam, commanding the Atlantic Blockading Squadron, forced in the night, and would take them pris- and Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, commanding on oners. At 7 o'clock next morning, however, manding the naval force for the defence of North the Union troops were seen advancing in good Carolina and Virginia, and Col. Martin, commanding order upon Fort Clark, and it appeared that the forces, and Major Andrews, commanding the same Capt. Nixon of the coastguard with his como forces at Hatteras. pany had occupied that fort during the night, parties, that the forces under command of the said

It is stipulated and agreed between the contracting and had hoisted the Stars and Stripes there. Barron, Martin, and Andrews, and all munitions of As a reēnforcement froin the fleet approached war, arms, men, and property under the command of the shore, they heard firing, which they after- said Barron, Martin, and Andrews, be unconditionally wards found proceeded from the temporary bat- surrendered to the Government of the United States is tery erected by the Union troops, and was

terms of full capitulation.

And it is stipulated and agreed by the contracting directed at the Confederate steamer Winslow, parties, on the part of the United States Government which had come down the sound loaded with that the officers and men shall receive the treatment reënforcements, but which, on meeting with this due to prisoners of war. reception, made the best of its way out of Butler, on behalf of the United States, and the said

In witness whereof, we, the said Striogham and range. The fleet renewed its fire upon Fort Barron, Martin, and Andrews, representing the forees Hatteras at a little past 8 o'clock, and, sub- at Hatteras Inlet, hereunto interchangeably set our

hands, this twenty.ninth day of August, A. D. 1861, way between Charleston and Savannah, with and of the independence of the United States the eighty- both which cities it has an interior water com. fifth year.

S. H. STRINGHAM,
Flag-Officer Atlantic Blockading Squadron. munication. The parish, of which these islands
BENJAMIN F. BUTLER,

form the greater part, was the richest agriculMajor-General U. S. A., Commanding. tural district in South Carolina It was the

S. BARRON, Flag-Officer C. S.'N., Com'g Naval Forces Va. & N. C. fine long-stapled Sea Island cotton, and was also

most important seat of the production of the Col. Seventh Light Infantry N. C.'Volunteers. largely engaged in the rice culture. It was the W. L. G. ANDREWS,

largest slaveholding parish in South Carolina, Major Com'g Forts Hatteras and Clark.

having 32,000_slaves to less than 7,000 whites. The results of this capitulation were the cap- The village of Beaufort and the adjacent country ture of 715 men, including the commander, on Port Royal and the other interior islands Com. Barron, who was at the time Acting Sec- was the summer residence of the wealthy plantretary of the Navy of the Confederate States, ers of South Carolina. and Major Bradford, Ohief of the Ordnancé The Government at first seems to have purDepartment of the Confederate States army, posed sending the expedition to some other 3 forts, 1,000 stand of arms, 75 kegs of point (perhaps Savannah) on the coast, but powder, 5 stand of colors, 31 pieces of cannon, wisely referred the final decision of the point including one 10-inch columbiad, a brig loaded to be first attacked, to the thorough profeswith cotton, a sloop loaded with provisions and sional knowledge and skill of the flag-officer of stores, 2 light boats, 150 bags of coffee, &c. the expedition, Com. S. F. Dupont, who, after The forts were held and garrisoned by U, S. much deliberation and consultation with the troops, and the Fanny and Monticello retained Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Fox, fixed at the inlet to keep off the Confederate gun- upon Port Royal, as being the best point from boats, and capture vessels attempting to run which to move either northward or southward. the blockade. On the 30th Sept. a fortification The preparations for the expedition were on an called Fort Oregon at Ocracoke Inlet, about 15 extensive scale, and required a longer period for miles below Hatteras Inlet, was abandoned by the completion of all its equipments than was the Confederate forces, and on the 16th of at first expected. It finally set sail from HampSeptember, an expedition from Hatteras Inlet ton Roads on the 29th of October, consisting of visited and destroyed it. On the 7th of Sep- fifty vessels, including transports. A fleet of tember, four Confederate vessels, and on the 8th twenty-five coal vessels, to supply the necessary a fifth, attempted to enter Hatteras Inlet, and fuel, had been despatched the previous day. were all captured by the steamtug Fanny. On The naval vessels connected with the expethe 2d of October, the Fanny was captured by dition were the Wabash, (the flag-ship,) the Susa party of Confederates in armed steamtugs; quehanna, and the gunboats Mobican, Seminole, her two brass cannon and 35 men belonging to Pawnee, Unadilla, Ottawa, Pembina, Isaac the 9th N.Y. Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves) Smith, Bienville, Seneca, Curlew, Penguin, were taken, and a considerable quantity of Augusta, R. B. 'Forbes, and Pocahontas, the stores. On the 4th of October, the

Confederate steam-tug Mercury, the frigate Vandalia, and troops attacked the 20th Indiana Regiment at the little steam-cutter Vixen. There were also Chicamacomico, about 30 miles above Hatteras thirty-three transports, many of them of the Inlet, and took a considerable number of them first class, such as the Baltic, Ocean Queen, prisoners. The next day the Monticello and Vanderbilt, Illinois, Cahawba, Empire City, Susquehanna came down and shelled the Con- Ariel, Daniel Webster, Coatzacoalcos, Ericsson, federate troops, killing a large number, and Oriental, Philadelphia, S. R. Spaulding, Winfield driving the remainder to their boats. The U. Scott, Atlantic, &c., &c.; and such sailing vesS. Government authorized the enlistment of sels as the Great Republic, Ocean Express, loyal citizens of North Carolina in the army, Golden Eagle, &c. The naval command was, and & considerable number availed themselves as has already been said, assigned to Com. S. of the opportunity.

F. Dupont, but the transports carried out an 2. The Expedition to Port Royal.—The Hat- army of about 15,000 troops, under the comteras expedition having proved successful, the mand of Acting Major-General Thomas W. U.S. Government was encouraged to prosecute Sherman. This force was divided into three with all diligence a much greater and more brigades, commanded respectively by Brigadier, formidable undertaking, which it had already Generals Egbert S. Viele, Isaac J. Stevens, and projected. The finest harbor on the Southern Horatio G. Wright. The first brigade consisted Atlantic coast was that of Port Royal in South of the Third New Hampshire, Eighth Maine, Carolina-a broad estuary, formed by the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth junction of Broad and Port Royal rivers, and New York regiments; the second brigade of Archer's Creek and their debouchure into the the Eighth Michigan, Fiftieth Pennsylvania, Atlantic. The interlacing of these and other Roundhead Pennsylvania, and Seventy-ninth rivers in the vicinity has formed a large New York, (Highlanders ;) the third brigade, group of islands, of which Hilton Head, Hunt- of the Sixth and Seventh Connecticut, the ing, St. Helena, Paris, and Port Royal are the Ninth Maine, the Fourth New Hampshire, and principal. This harbor is situated about half- the Third Rhode Island, with Hamilton's (late

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