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DIARY.

NOVEMBER 1, 1863.

(reported the sales of over thirty-six millions of A Plot to liberate the rebel prisoners in Ohio

five-twenty bonds during the previous week. was discovered, and several parties to it were ar- —The following official communication from rested. It was concerted that on a given night, Provost-Marshal General James B. Fry, to Colwhich had not been definitely fixed, a sufficient onel Robert Nugent, Assistant Provost-Marshal number of the conspirators were to assemble in of New York, was made public: the vicinity of Camp Chase, and at a known sig. " The representations made by Dean Richnal were to overpower the guard, (which was far mond and Peter Cagger, in a printed circular, from being a strong one,) and at the same time dated October twenty-seventh, 1863, in respect the prisoners, who were to be apprised of what to the action of the Provost-Marshal General, are was going on, and who numbered about four thou- untrue. sand, were to make a rush from the inside, and “It is not true that the State of New York is thus secure their freedom. Having armed them- charged as with a deficiency for every citizen selves with the weapons of the guard, they were who has paid the three hundred dollars commutathen to march on Columbus, and seize the ar- tion money, receiving no credit therefor. On the senal, arming themselves completely with the contrary, the State receives the same credit for a United States arms stored there. From thence, man who has paid commutation as if the drafted their next attack was to be on the Penitentiary citizen had gone in person or furnished a substifor the release of John Morgan and his men, by tute; and in like manner towns which had raised whom the rebel army in Ohio was to be officered. the money to pay their quotas receive the same Then the rebel campaign in Ohio was to be com- credit as if actual substitutes had been furnished. menced, and the first proceeding on the part of “And the President has ordered, that every citthe traitors was to be the cutting of the telegraph izen who has paid the three hundred dollars comwires and the burning of the railroad-bridges, in mutation shall receive the same credit therefor, order to prevent the arrival of National troops. as if he had furnished a substitute, and is ex

The parties involved in the matter were very onerated from military service for the time for numerous, and were to be found in almost every which he was drafted, to wit, for three years. part of the State, some of them occupying posi- “As the misrepresentations of Dean Richmond tions under the United States and State govern- and Peter Cagger have been published and cirment, which rendered it a somewhat easier task culated for electioneering purposes, it is proper for the detectives to gain access to the nest of that you give them immediate correction.” traitors. The leading man in the conspiracy was The bombardment of Fort Sumter conCharles W. H. Cathcart.

Itinued without cessation. Yesterday morning, a A PARTY of guerrillas, under Campbell, entered portion of the wall fell in, burying beneath the Charleston, Missouri, night before last, and after ruins some men of the Twelfth Georgia aná robbing the stores and private houses, retreated, Twenty-fifth South Carolina. Thirteen were carrying away with them Colonel Deal.—CHARLES buried by the falling in of the barracks on R. ELLET, commanding the Mississippi Marine Bri- the sea-face of the Fort. Over one thousand gade, died, at Bunker Hill, Illinois, on Thursday two hundred shots were fired in twenty-four last, October twenty-nine. —Jay Cooke, the sub- hours — the shots averaged four per minute. scription agent of the United States Government, The firing was from two monitors—two heavy

and two light rifled guns at Fort Gregg, four ten- ment price, about one dollar and twenty-five inch mortars at the middle battery, and four rifled cents per acre. guns at Fort Wagner.

- MAJOR - GENERAL Granger reported, from November 2.—President Lincoln replied to Nashville, Tennessee, that he sent a detachthe letter of Governor Bradford, of Maryland, on ment of cavalry from that place, under Colonel the subject of the election in that State.-W. G. Shelby, to pursue Hawkins and other guerrillas. SPARROW, son of the Rev. Dr. Sparrow, formerly He overtook Hawkins near Piney Factory, and principal of Fairfax Seminary, was arrested, on routed and pursued him to Centreville, where he his arrival from Staunton, Virginia, with a rebel made a stand; routed him again, and pursued mail, containing letters of importance, and com- him until his forces dispersed. The rebel loss mitted to the Old Capital Prison, at Washing- was fifteen or twenty killed, and sixty-six priston.—A PARTY of rebel guerrillas captured two oners. The Union loss was slight.— General trains of cars near Mayfield, Kentucky.

Thomas's Report. - JEFFERSON Davis arrived at Charleston, S. C., Tas battle of Bayou Grand Coteau, La., from Savannah, and was escorted to the City also known as the battle of Bayou Bourbeaux, Hall, where an address of welcome was made by was fought this day.(Doc. 7.) Charles Macbeth, the Mayor of the city. Mr. COLLIERSVILLE, TENN., was attacked by a body Davis replied, in a speech setting forth the rea - 1 of rebels, belonging to the command of General sons of his visit, and urging upon the people the Chalmers, who was repulsed with some loss, by necessity of “harmonious coöperation with the the Nationals, under the command of Colonel commanding general. He who would attempt to Hatch. promote his own personal ends in preference, | November 4.—The troops belonging to the Nawould not take a musket and fight in the ranks,

tional expedition, under the command of Majorwas not worthy of the confederate liberty for

General Banks, successfully landed at Brazos de which we are fighting. He trusted the Yankee's

Santiago, Texas, nine miles from the mouth of desire to possess Charleston would never be gratified ; but if Providence ordered otherwise, he

the Rio Grande del Norte.—(Doc. 6.) desired for her what he wished for his own town

-The bombardment of Fort Sumter continof Vicksburgh, that the whole should be a massued. -JEFFERSON Davis visited James Island, of ruins. He believed that Charleston would

Forts Pemberton, and Johnson, and all the rebel never be taken.”

batteries around Charleston. November 3. — Colonel Fitzgibbon, of the ! -The rebel Generals Chalmers and Lee attackThirteenth Michigan infantry, overtook the com- ed Moscow and La Fayette, Tenn., on the Membined forces of Cooper, Kirk, Williams, and phis and Charleston Railroad, this day, at noon. Scott, numbering four hundred men, this morn- They burned La Fayette, and some small bridges ing, at Lawrenceburgh, thirty-five miles south of on the road. The Nationals repulsed them at Columbia, Tenn. After a severe hand-to-hand Moscow. Colonel Hatch's cavalry followed their fight, he defeated them with a loss on his part of retreat, and forced them to another fight four three men wounded, and eight horses killed. miles out, and again repulsed them. Between The rebel loss was eight killed, seven wounded, twenty and thirty of their dead were found on and twenty-four prisoners, among them one cap- the field, among them three officers. Their tain and two lieutenants. General Bragg's for- dead and wounded were scattered along the road. age-train, sent up Lookout Valley, in front of his In addition, three wagon-loads were taken away. position, was captured. The train was sent to Their loss probably reached one hundred. The camp. The train-guard was also captured.- Offi- Union loss was three killed, forty-one wounded, cial Report.

and forty-one missing. Colonel Hatch, of the -GENERAL SAXton issued a circular to the

Second Iowa, commanding the brigade, was serifreedmen of South-Carolina, authorizing them to ously though not dangerously wounded, a ball locate in the lands in that department which were piercing his right lung about to be sold by the Tax Commissioners, not November 5.—The United States transport exceeding twenty acres for each head of a fami- Fulton captured the rebel blockade steamer Marly. The description of the land, when located, garet and Jessie, this morning, at seven o'clock, to be accompanied by the deposit of the Govern- / when off Wilmington, N. C. The look-out at

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