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came in sight of the party immediately fled, and made for itself—a history to be proud of; a hison meeting their comrades, they all joined and tory never to be forgotten ; for it is written as came back, and found the colored troops prepared with a pen of fire dipped in ink of blood on the to give them battle. Captain Hitchcock, not memories and in the hearts of all. He besought knowing the strength of his opposers, fell back a them always to prove themselves as loyal in prinshort distance, and the enemy rallied and charged ciple, as valiant in arms, as their record while furiously again. The rebel captain ordered Hitch- under his command would show them to have cock to surrender, firing at the same time his re- been; to remember the glorious cause you are volver at Corporal John Heron, who dropped un fighting for, remember the bleaching bones of hurt to his knees, and sent a ball through the mis- your comrades killed on the bloody fields of Doncreant's breast, which proved fatal. Rebel citi- elson, Corinth, Champion Hill, and Vicksburgh, zens state that the opposing force numbered fifty or perished by disease during the past two years men, and acknowledge their loss to be one captain, of hardships and exposure—and swear by these sergeant, and two privates killed, and eight wound. imperishable memories never, while life remains, ed. The Union loss was as follows:
to prove recreant to the trust high heaven has Killed—George Diegs, company H; Lewis Tay- confided to your charge.” He assured them of lor, company H; Peter Grant, company H; Sam- his continued sympathy and interest in their welluel Moden, company G. Wounded—William Gal. being, no matter how great a distance might seplin, company B; Henry Brown, company H; Mil arate them; and closed by heartily recommendBeckford, company H; William Hegdon, com- ing them to their future commander, his own pany H; Zeno Callahan, company H; Duncan companion in arms, and successor, BrigadierTurner, company H; John Bodly, company H. General Leggett.
-John C. CRANE, acting quartermaster at November 14.—The farmers of Warren, FrankNashville, Tenn., in a note to Andrew Johnson, lin, and Johnson counties, N. C., having refused Governor of that State, says:
to pay the rebel tax in kind by delivering the “ The bearer, (colored,) Jane Woodall, is my government's tenth to the quartermaster-general. house-servant. She is a slave, claimed by Chris- James A. Se
James A. Seddon, the Secretary of War, issued topher Woodall, a resident of Tennessee. It is
the following letter of instructions to that officer: said that he is disloyal, and on a previous occa
“It is true the law requires farmers to deliver sion the military authorities prevented him from
their tenth at dépôts not more than eight miles taking her.
from the place of production; but your published “Has Mr. Woodall any right, under the Presi
order requesting them for the purpose of supply. dent's Proclamation, and military law, to take
ing the immediate wants of the army, to deliver at this woman?
the dépôts named, although at a greater distance "It strikes me not, as we have taken posses
than eight miles, and offering to pay for the transsion of rebel property without compensation.
portation in excess of that distance, is so reasonRequesting your decision in the premises, I am,
| able that no good citizen would refuse to comply Governor, very respectfully, your obedient ser
with it. vant."
“You will, therefore, promulgate an addition to THE GOVERNOR'S RESPONSE.
| your former order, requiring producers to de“EXECUTIVE OFFICE, I "NASHVILLE, Texx., November 18, 1863. | liver their quotas at the dépôts nearest to them “Respectfully returned. If the girl referred by a specified day, and notifying them that in to within is willing to return with Mr. Woodall, case of their refusal or neglect to comply thereshe should be allowed to go, but, if not willing, with, the Government will provide the necessary she will not be compelled to go with him. transportation at the expense of the delinquents,
“ANDREW JOHNSON, and collect said expense by an immediate levy
“Military Governor." | on their productions, calculating their value at -In accordance with an order from the War the rates allowed in cases of impressment. Department, Major-General John A. Logan sur- “If it becomes necessary to furnish transportarendered his command of the Third division of tion, the necessary teains, teamsters, etc., must the Seventeenth army corps. In addressing the be impressed as in ordinary cases. officers and soldiers of the different brigades, he “All persons detected in secreting articles subreminded them of the history the division had ject to the tax, or in deceiving as to the quantity
produced by them, should be made to suffer the mand, in Tennessee and Mississippi be clcsed, confiscation of all such property found belonging and that no goods of any description be allowed to them.
to pass out, nor any thing be brought in, except “The people in the counties named, and in fire-wood and provisions, by any citizen, without fact nearly all the western counties of that State, the written order of some general officer, each of have ever evinced a disposition to cavil at, and which permits, and the reason for granting the even resist the measures of the Government, and same, will be reported to these headquarters, and it is quite time that they, and all others similar- for the necessity of which each officer granting ly disposed, should be dealt by with becoming will be held rigidly responsible. rigor. Now that our energies are taxed to the II. All merchants, and others doing business, utmost to subsist our armies, it will not do to be will be held responsible for knowledge of the defrauded of this much-needed tax. If neces- residence of the parties to whom they sell, and sary, force must be employed for its collection. the sale of merchandise to persons beyond the Let striking examples be made of a few of lines of pickets will be punished with the highest the rogues, and I think the rest will respond rigor known to the laws of war. promptly,”
III. All persons residing under the protection - MAJOR-GENERAL SCHOFIELD, from the head of the United States, and physically capable of quarters of the Department of the Missouri, at military duty, are liable to perform the same in St. Louis, issued an important order regarding a country under martial law. Especially in the the enlisting of colored troops.
city of Memphis, where it is known many have November 15.-Conrad Posey, a brigadier- | fled to escape liability to military service at home, general in the rebel service, died at Charlottes- this rule will be strictly applied. In pursuance, ville, Va., from a wound received in the fight therefor
therefore, to orders to this effect from Majorat Bristoe Station. Va. General Posey was General W. T. Sherman, commanding departformerly colonel of the Forty-eighth Mississippi ment and army of the Tennessee, all officers regiment, belonging to General Featherstone's
commanding districts, divisions, and detached brigade, and when the latter was transferred
brigades of this corps, will immediately proceed from the army of Virginia to the West General to impress into the service of the United States Posey was commissioned to succeed him.--Tue such able-bodied persons liable to military duty firing on Fort Sumter continued steadily. From as may be required to fill up the existing regi" Thursday morning last until yesterday (Sat-ments and batteries to their maximum. Those urday) at sundown, one thousand five hundred persons so levied upon, if they enlist for three and twenty-three mortar shells and rifled shots years or the war, will be entitled to the full benwere fired at the fort. The Union fire has ceased efits provided by the acts of Congress. If not, to be of any injury to that defence.”- Richmond they will receive clothing and rations, and be Enquirer.
borne at the foot of each company roll with re-MAJOR-GENERAL S. A. HURLBUT, from his
marks stating their time of service and the adheadquarters, Sixteenth army corps, at Memphis,
vances made by the Government in clothing; a Tenn., issued the following general order :
certificate of which will be given them when disI. The people in the District of West-Tennes-charged from such forced service, the question of
nd the northern counties of Mississippi hay pay or other compensation to be settled by proper ing shown no disposition, and made no attempt authorities hereafter. They will be discharged to protect themselves from marauders and guer- when no further military necessity appears for rilla bands, but having submitted themselves,
bands but having submitted themselves their enforced service. without organized resistance to the domination IV. The senior surgeons and inspectors preof these petty tyrants, and combined, in many sent will constitute a Board of Inspection on the instances, with the known enemies of the United physical capacity of recruits.--General Orders States to procure from corrupt traders in the No. 157. city of Memphis and elsewhere, supplies for the - Last evening a party of rebel cavalry crossed use of the public enemy, have proved themselves the Rapidan in front of Kilpatrick's line, at Morunworthy of the indulgence shown them by the ton's Ford, Va., attacked the pickets, capturing Government.
some six or eight of them, and retreated across It is therefore ordered, that the lines of pick- the river again. ets around the several military posts of this com-! This morning the affair was reported to General Custer, who was temporarily in command -GENERAL AVERILL arrived at New-Creek, of the division, when he immediately ordered a Va. At or near Covington he encountered and regiment of cavalry and Pennington's battery dispersed a portion of Imboden's command on of three-inch rifled guns down to the rear, their way to reēnforce Echols, and captured and drove them back from the ford, notwith-twenty-five prisoners in the skirmish. standing they had brass twelve-pounders. This
| –The cavalry belonging to the Union forces was done in the midst of a heavy rain-storm. under the command of Brigadier-General J. C. No serious casualties were reported to Major- Sullivan, sent out from Harper's Ferry, Va., reGeneral Pleasanton.
turned this day, having been up the Valley to November 16.-General Burnside retreating on near New-Market, fighting Gilmore's and White's the advance of Longstreet, evacuated Lenoir, commands at Mount Jackson, bringing in twen. Tenn., but fought a battle at Campbell's Station. ty-seven prisoners, two commissioned officers, The fight lasted for some hours. The Federal ninety head of cattle, three four-horse teams, betroops retreated to the protection of their bat- sides thirty tents and all the horses and equipage teries, which opened upon the rebels with effect, of the prisoners; the party was under the comand checked their advance. They fell back to mand of Colonel Bayard, of the Thirty-first Pennthe river; a second battle was fought in the after-sylvania cavalry. noon, which continued until nightfall, Burnside! He destroyed a number of tents and a quanremaining in possession of the ground. Loss of tity of salt. The men helped themselves to a the rebels estimated at one thousand killed and wagon-load of tobacco, weighing about five hunwounded. Lieutenant-Colonel Smith, Twentieth dred pounds. Michigan, was killed.—Doc. 19.
The Union loss was two men killed, three November 17.-Nearly a hundred prisoners wounded and three missing. - General Sullivan's captured by General Averill in his engagement Despatch. with the rebels in Pocahontas County, Va., ar-| -- Corpus Christi and Aranzas Pass, Texas, rived at Wheeling this morning, and were com- were captured by the National forces under the mitted to the Athenæum. There was scarce-command of Major-General Banks. Yesterday Jy a whole suit of clothes in the party, and afternoon at about three o'clock, the gunboat many of them were without shoes. Judging Monongahela, with a fleet of nine vessels, transfrom the fact that a fall of snow was lately an-ports, etc., arrived at the bar and commenced nounced in the vicinity of where the fight took landing troops through the surf on the south place, these shoeless rebels must have suffered point of Mustang Island. This morning at sunterribly from the cold.
rise, the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Maine regi-The schooner Joseph L. Gerity, on a voy- ments, Thirty-fourth Iowa, Eighth Indiana, and age from Matamoras to New York, with a cargo company F, First Missouri artillery, with a part of cotton and six passengers, was seized by the of the Twentieth Iowa volunteers, were ashore latter, who overcame the captain and crew; and and in column en route up the beach toward after keeping them in confinement eight days, set Aranzas Pass. About eleven o'clock the Mononthem adrift at sea in a small boat, in which they gahela opened her two hundred-pound Parrott eventually landed on the coast of Sisal. After on the enemy's battery, which was planted bethe crew and captain were put in the boat the hind the sand-hills so as to completely cover the captors hoisted the rebel flag and fired a salute channel and southern point of St. Joseph's with pistols, declaring that they would carry Island. In the mean time the Thirteenth and vessel and cargo into Honduras and sell them. Fourteenth Maine, the two advance regiments,
November 18.--The firing on Fort Sumter from succeeded in getting in the rear of the works the National batteries continued. A rebel mor- within two miles, without being discovered. tar battery on Sullivan's Island shelled Gregg The armed transport McClellan, Captain Gray, and the Cummings Point defences all day.- drawing less water than the Monongahela, worked GENERAL LONGSTREET made an attack upon the up close on to the battery, soon making it unUnion outposts, on the Kingston road, near tenable. They abandoned the battery, sought Knoxville, Tenn., and compelled General San- shelter from the sand-hills, until their flag of ders, in command of the forces there, to fall back truce was discovered, when they were permitted to the town.-Doc. 19.
· to surrender without terms. Their battery consisted of three twenty-four-pounders and one ualties were one man wounded and five horses eight-inch sea-howitzer. The force of the garri- shot.---LARGE and spirited meetings were held in son consisted of one company of regular artil- all the wards in Boston, Mass., last night, to enlery and two companies of drafted Texan militia, courage volunteering. Committees were appointin all, about one hundred and fifty men. ed, and the work was pursued with energy. A November 19.-General Hampton and General |
similar movement was made in cities and towns Thomas L. Rosser returned to Fredericksburgh,
throughout the State. -AT GETTYSBURGH, Pa.,
the national cemetery, for the burial of the Union Va., from a most successful expedition into Cul
soldiers who fell in the battles fought at that peper County. On Tuesday night last they crossed
place in July, 1863, was consecrated. the Rapidan with detachments from Rosser's, Gor- Pla don's, and Young's brigades, all under the imme- LA COMBINED expedition consisting of the gun. diate command of General Rosser, for the purpose | boat Morse, commanded by Captain Charles A. of ascertaining the position of the enemy on the Babcock, and four hundred and fifty men from other side. After marching all night over a despe- the One Hundred and Forty-eighth regiment of rate road, they succeeded, about daylight on Wed- New-York volunteers, under the command of Lieunesday morning, in locating the pickets of the ene- I tenant-Colonel George M. Guion, left Yorktown. my. That being accomplished, General Rosser | Va.. on Monday, November sixteenth. in search
diately ordered a charge, which was exe- of a party of the rebel “Marine Brigade," reportcuted by his brigade in the most gallant style, led to be on their way from Richmond to Mob driving the advance back upon the main body, Jack
bain body, Jack Bay, to commit depredations on the Northwhich was encamped a short distance in the rear.
d a short distance in the rear.ern commerce. Here the enemy had formed a line of defence; The Morse landed the regiment the same even. but, in defiance of a heavy fire poured into his
ing at the head-waters of East River, which at command, General Rosser pressed forward, and
once marched across the county to Matthews soon drove the entire force (the Eighteenth Penn
Court-House, where information was obtained sylvania cavalry) through their encampment, and that the Marines'
ent, and that the “Marines" had left the place but a few pursued them some miles beyond, in the direc
hours previously. Passing the night there, early tion of Stevensburgh.
the next morning the march was continued northThe result of this gallant exploit was the cap
ward as far as Shuffletown, on the Piankatank ture of sixty prisoners, among them an adjutant
River. No traces of the rebels being discovered, and one lieutenant, two flags, one hundred horses
the regiment turned about and scoured the counand mules, a number of tents, all the wagons, I try down to the mouth of the Piankatank, en. baggage, etc., of the encampment. The enemy camping that night at Cricket Hill. fled through the woods in every direction, many
The next morning, the eighteenth, crossing in of them without having completed their toilet small boats to Gwynne's Island, the men were defor the day. Having located the enemy, (the ploved across it, and the cover beaten as they adoriginal object of the expedition,) and obtainedvanced. About noon, near the lower end of the other valuable information, the command was island, their labor was rewarded by the discovery withdrawn, by the way of Germanna Ford, to the of the entire party for which they were in search, other side of the river, where the prisoners and consisting of an acting master in the rebel navy, other captures had been previously forwarded.-named Webb, and fifteen men. The marines Richmond Enquirer.
were hidden in the reeds and bushes of swamp, -A DETACHMENT, composed of companies G, H, and offered little resistance. Each man was armed I, and K, of the Fifty-eighth regiment of Illinois with a carbine, cutlass, and pistol of English infantry, with a portion of the Second Illinois manufacture. They had with them a twelvecavalry, under the command of Captain Franklin pounder breech-loading brass howitzer, which, B. Moore, pursued Faulkner's rebel partisans to however, they had previously concealed in the a point on Obion River, four miles from Union woods. A sloop, with which they intended to City, Tennessee, where, in attempting to cross commit depredations on passing vessels, was disthe river, the rebels were fired on, and eleven of covered up a creek, and burned. their number killed. The Nationals captured | They were expecting to capture a large vessel, fifty-three prisoners, a wagon-load of small-arms, and eventually to attack one of the mail-boats thirty-three horses, and four mules. Their cas-1 plying between Fortress Monroe and Baltimore,