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and dangers that are to come, I know you will Grant. The Twenty-third regiment also left Bosclaim an honorable share, and win new titles to ton for Newport News, Va. the admiration and love of your country; and in
February 24. - A police magistrate at St. the midst of them, whether I am near you or far from you, my heart will be always there; and
John's, New-Brunswick, ordered the Chesapeake when this struggle is over, I shall look upon no P
pirates to be committed to be surrendered to the spectacle with so much pleasure as upon my old
United States, upon charges of robbery, piracy, comrades, who have deserved so well of their
and inurder. country, crowned with its blessings and encom February 25.—The following was published passed by its love."
in Richmond, Va. : -A SMALL force of National troops left Hil
| “General Bragg has been assigned to duty in ton Head, S. C., in transports, and proceeded
| Richmond as consulting and advisory General. up the Savannah River to Williams's Island,
We regard the appointment as one very proper, arriving at that place about dark yesterday.
and believe that it will conduce to the advanceA company of the Fourth New Hampshire regi
ment and promotion of the cause. General Brags ment landed in small boats and made a reconnois
has unquestionable abilities, which eminently fit sance, in the course of which they met a small
him for such a responsible position. The counbody of the enemy. The Nationals lost four men
try will be pleased to see his experience and inof the Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania. This morning
formation made use of by the President. His the Union forces withdrew, bringing twenty pris
patriotism and zeal for the public service are oners. The reconnoissance was highly success
fully recognized and appreciated by his country. ful.
men. The duties of the commander-in-chief, -Ths morning, about eleven o'clock, as a
who, under the constitution, can be no other
than the President, are most arduous, and redetachment of the Second Massachusetts cavalry,
quire much aid and assistance as well as ability under command of Captain J. S. Read, who had been out on a scouting expedition, were return
and experience. General Bragg has acquired,
by long service, that practical experience necesing toward Dranesville, Va., on the way to Vien
sary to the position to which he is assigned by na, they were attacked on the Dranesville Pike,
the general order published in to-day's Enquirer. about two miles from the latter place, by a gang
"An erroneous impression obtains as to the of rebel guerrillas, supposed to be under Mosby,
nature of this appointment of General Bragg. He concealed in the pines. In the detachment of the Second Massachusetts there were one hun
is not and cannot be commander-in-chief. The
Constitution of the confederate States makes dred and fifty men, while Mosby had at least be
the President the commander-in-chief. General tween two and three hundred men. The Second
Bragg is detailed for duty in Richmond 'under' Massachusetts were fired upon from the dense
the President. He does not rank General Lee pine woods near Dranesville, and retreated. Af
nor General Johnston. He cannot command or terward eight of their men were found dead and
| direct them, except by command of the Presi seven wounded, and at least fifty or seventy-five
Ident.' His appointment has been made with the were taken prisoners, or missing. Among the
knowledge and approval of Generals Cooper, Lee, prisoners was Captain Manning, of Maine. Cap
Johnston, and Beauregard, all his superiors in tain J. S. Read, the commander of the detach
rank, who, knowing and appreciating the usefulment, was shot through the left lung, and died a
ness and ability of General Bragg, concur in his few moments after being wounded.
appointment by the President.-Richmond EnFebruary 23.-On the publication of the cur
quirer. rency bill, passed by the rebel Congress, a panic seized the people of Richmond, and many trades
-Fort POWELL, situated below Mobile, Ala., men closed their shops. Brown sugar sold for "
or was bombarded by the ships belonging to the twelve dollars and fifty cents by the hogshead,
National fleet.-The British sloop Two Brothers, and whiskey, which a few days before sold for
from Nassau, N. P., was captured in Indian twenty dollars a gallon, could not be purchased for
River, abreast of Fort Capron, Florida, by the one hundred and twenty dollars.-Tue Second National bark Roebuck. Massachusetts regiment of infantry left Boston, February 27. — Brigadier-General James H. to rejoin the Twelfth army corps, under General Carleton sent the following to the National head
quarters, from his post at Sante Fé, New-Mexi- dispersed them; captured one prisoner, four co: “What with the Navajos I have captured horses, four revolvers, one carbine, and some and those who have surrendered, we have now of the clothing of the entire party.-GENERAL over three thousand, and will, without doubt, Judson KILPATRICK, in command of a considersoon have the whole tribe. I do not believe able body of National cavalry, left Stevensthey number now much over five thousand, all burgh, Va., for the purpose of surprising the told. You have doubtless seen the last of the city of Richmond, and releasing the Union prisNavajo war; a war that has been continued with oners there. -(Doc. 134.) but few intermissions for the past one hundred February 29. — Major-General Fred. Steele, and eighty years; and which, during that time, from his headquarters at Little Rock, issued an has been marked by every shade of atrocity, address to the people of Arkansas, announcing brutality, and ferocity which can be imagined, the initiation of proceedings for the restoration or which can be found in the annals of conflicts of the civil law, and the establishment of order between our own and the aboriginal race: I beg throughout the State.—The schooner Rebel, to congratulate you, and the country at large, on while attempting to run the blockade, was capthe prospect that this formidable band of rob- tured by the National bark Roebuck, off Indian bers and murderers have at last been made to River, Florida.—THE rebel schooners Stingray succumb.
and John Douglass, when off Velasco, Texas, “To Colonel Christopher Carson, First caval- I were captured by the Union gunboat Penobscot. ry New Mexican volunteers, Captain Asa B. Ca.
-The schooners Camilla and Cassie Holt, larey, United States army, and the officers and
den with cotton, were captured by the National men who have served in the Navajo campaign,
" vessel Virginia, off San Luis Pass. the credit for these successes is mainly due.
“The untiring labors of Major John C. McFer March 1.-President Lincoln signed the bill ran, United States army, the chief quartermaster creating a Lieutenant-General of the Army of the of the department, who has kept the troops in United States, and immediately after nominated that distant region supplied in spite of the most Major-General Grant for that position.—The discouraging obstacles and difficulties---not the English steamer Scotia was captured while enleast of these the sudden dashes upon trains and deavoring to run the blockade of Wilmington, herds in so long a line of communication-de-N. C.-FRANCISCO Garde, while riding two miles serves the special notice of the War Depart from his residence, two miles south of the village ment."
of Kinderhook, Illinois, was waylaid and shot by -The United States bark Roebuck captured a party of rebel sympathizers. - The British the British sloop Nina, in Indian River, Flo
schooner Lauretta, with a cargo of salt, was caprida.-An expedition from the United States tured by the National bark Roebuck, two miles steamer Tahoma destroyed some important from the entrance of Indian River, Florida. rebel salt-works, situated on Goose Greek, March 2.-General Custer's expedition, which Florida.—(Doc. 90.)
left Culpeper on the twenty-eighth of FebruFebruary 28.-General Custer, with a body of ary to coöperate with the forces under General National cavalry left headquarters at Culpeper Kilpatrick, returned this day with only four Court-House, Va., to coöperate with the force
men wounded slightly, and one rather badly. under General Kilpatrick, in his expedition to He captured and brought in about fifty Richmond, Va.—(Doc. 133.)
oners, a large number of negroes, some three -Three blockade-runners were captured in
hundred horses, and destroyed a large quanBrazos River, Texas, by the United States
tity of valuable stores at Stannardsville, besteamer Penobscot.-COLONEL RICHARDSON, the
sides inflicting other damage to the rebels.noted rebel guerrilla, was captured at a point (Do
(Doc. 133.) below Rushville, south of the Cumberland Riv- -PRESIDENT LINCOLN directed that the sener.-A DETACHMENT of the Seventh Tennessee tences of all deserters who had been condemned cavalry, which left Union City yesterday in pur- to death, by court-martial, and that had not suit of guerrillas, just before daylight this morn- been otherwise acted upon by him, be mitigated ing came up with a squad of rebels at Duke- to imprisonment during the war at the Dry dom, about fifteen miles from Union City, and Tortugas, Florida, where they would be sent
under suitable guards by orders from the army on the second instant, within a few miles of Wilcommanders.—CAPTAIN Ross and twelve of liamsburgh, with arms in their hands, having his men, deserters from General Price's rebel been pushed forward by Massa Butler with a army, arrived at Van Buren, Arkansas.-COL- negro command on a foraging and thieving exONEL A. D. STREIGHT made a report to the Com- pedition. Their names and military connection mittee on Military Affairs, of the lower house of were recorded as follows: James W. Cord and Congress, in relation to the treatment the Union P. F. Lewis, Fifth United States volunteers ; officers and soldiers received from the rebel au- R. P. Armstead and John Thomas, Sixth United thorities at Richmond and elsewhere in the States volunteers. As they claimed to be ‘ButSouth.—(Doc. 106.)
ler's pets,' and it being understood that a great March 3.—The rebel schooner Arletta or Mar
affection and fondness for each other existed betha, was captured and destroyed off Tybee Is
tween them and the officers captured from the recent sacking and plunder expedition, Major Tur
ner very considerately ordered that they be placed March 4.-The English steamer Don, while
in the cells occupied by their white co-patriots, attempting to run the blockade of Wilmington,
each being accommodated with a sable boon comN. C., was captured by the National steamer
panion. We are glad that our officials are inPequot.—MICHAEL Hahn was installed as Gov
clined to carry out Greeley's idea of amalgamaernor of Louisiana, at New-Orleans. An address
tion of the races, so far as it affects the Yankee was made by General Banks, and other interest
prisoners in our care. It will result in mutual ing ceremonies performed. -ORDERS requiring
good. The only party likely to be seriously afthe draft to be made on the tenth instant were
fected, either in status or morals, is the negro. suspended.
The Yankee cannot be degraded lower ; the negro March 5.-Yazoo City, garrisoned by one white probably can be." and two negro regiments of National troops,
-UNDER the caption of “A Premium Uniwas attacked by a body of rebels under the com
| form," the Richmond newspapers published mand of Ross and Richardson, who were repulsed
the following: “Recently Mrs. White, of Selma, after a severe contest.—(Doc. 109.)
Alabama, went through the lines to Lexington, -A LARGE force of rebel cavalry attacked Kentucky, and being a sister (Todd) of Mrs. ninety-three men of the Third Tennessee regi- Lincoln was permitted to co on to washine. ment at Panther Springs, East-Tennessee. The ton. On her return, several weeks ago, she was Union loss was two killed and eight wounded allowed to carry
| allowed to carry nothing back, save a uniform twenty-two captured. The rebels had thirty for a very dear friend of hers who was battling killed and wounded.
in the Southern cause. The uniform arrived in March 6.-A cavalry force, sent out from the Confederacy several days since, and on inCumberland, Md, under command of Lieuten- spection all the buttons were found to be comant-Colonel Root, of the Fifteenth New-York posed of gold coin-two and a half, five, ten, cavalry, returned, having effectually destroyed and twenty-dollar gold pieces, set in the woodall the saltpetre works near Franklin, in Pen- en button and covered with confederate cloth. dleton County.-The English steamer Mary Ann, The gold thus brought through is valued at while attempting to run the blockade of Wil- between thirty and forty thousand dollars-all mington, N. C., was captured by the Union sewed upon a uniform." steamer Grand Gulf.—THE sloop G. Garibaldi was seized at Jupiter Inlet, Florida, while trying to
-CONSIDERABLE excitement existed in Frede
rick and Washington counties, Md., growing out run the blockade with a cargo of cotton.
of rebel movements on the Virginia side of the March 7.—The first negro prisoners of war Potomac, supposed to be premonitory of a cavarrived in Richmond, Va., and were placed in alry raid through the upper counties of the State. Libby Prison. The Examiner thus noticed the
-DECATUR, Alabama, was captured by the fact: “They were genuine, sure members of the
National forces under the command of Brigadieroriginal Corps d'Afrique, ranging in color from gingerbread-brown to tobacco-black, greasy and/ Veneral
General Dodge. load-smelling, encased in blue uniforms, close March 8.— Four Yankee negro soldiers, cupbuttoned up to the chin. They were captured tured in James City County, were brought to
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