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riew, and it was withheld till the fall, when it thanks to the confederate armies for reënlisting was issued almost precisely as originally pre- for the war.- Mobile Papers. pared. The one to which Mr. Chase supplied March 20.—The expedition, composed of the the concluding sentence was the final Procla- steamers Columbine and Sumter, that left Pilatmation, issued on the subsequent first of Jan-ka, Florida, for Lake George, to capture the uary."
rebel steamer Hattie Brock, returned to the for-The Legislature of Georgia in both branches mer place, having been successful. to-day adopted Linton Stephens's peace resolu
1 –This morning, while off Elbow Light, in lattions, earnestly “recommending that our gov-itude twenty-six degrees thirty-three minutes crnment, immediately after every signal success north, longitude seventy-six degrees twentyof our arms, when none can impute its action to five ni
five minutes west, the United States steamer alarm instead of a sincere desire for peace, shall Tioga overhauled and captured the sloop Swalmake to the government of our enemy an official | low. from the Combahee River. South Carolina. offer of peace, on the basis of the great principle bound to Nassau, N. P. One hundred and eighty declared by our common fathers in 1776, accom- bales of cotton hers in tro, accom- bales of cotton, eighty barrels of resin, and
ichty barrels of resin and panied by the distinct expression of a willing. I twenty-five boxes of tobacco were found on ness, on our part, to follow that principle to its board
board the prize.-The rebel steamer Florida was true logical consequences, by agreeing that any captured by the National gunboat Honeysuckle. Border State whose preference for our associ-| ation may be doubted, (doubts having been ex
March 21.-A battle occurred at Henderson's pressed as to the wishes of the Border States)
Hill, La., between a portion of General A. J. shall settle the question for herself, by a conven
Smith's forces, under the command of General tion to be elected for that purpose, after the
John A. Mower, and the rebels under General withdrawal of all military forces on both sides
Richard Taylor, resulting in the defeat and rout
of the latter, with a loss of five guns with cais. from her limits."
They also adopted his resolution declaring sons, four hundred horses, and about two hunthat "the recent act of Congress to suspend the
dred and fifty men, in killed, wounded, and syrit of habeas corpus in cases of arrests, ordered missing. In a skirmish previous to the battle, by the President. Secretary of War, or general Colonel H. B. Sargent, of General Banks's staff, officer commanding the Trans-Mississippi mili- was wounded severely. - (Docs. 96 and 131.) tary department, is an attempt to maintain the -LAST NIGHT a body of rebels made an attack military in the usurpation of the constitutional on the Union pickets, near Jenkins's Island, judicial functions of issuing warrants, and to give South-Carolina, but were repulsed at every point validity to unconstitutional seizures of the per- by the Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania regiment, Colsons of the people ; and the said act, by its ex- onel Campbell, doing duty at that point. The press terms, confines its operation to the uphold- rebels approached in eight large flatboats, and ing of the class of unconstitutional seizures, the came in force, evidently with a view of cutting whole suspension attempted to be authorized by off the pickets. Another attempt to gain a footit, and the whole act itself, are utterly void.” hold on the island this night was baffled by Cap
"That in the judgment of this General Assem- tain Kness's company of the Seventy-sixth, bly, the said act is an alarming assault upon the which fired several deadly volleys into the boats, liberty of the people, without any existing neces- and drove them off. No casualties occurred on sity to excuse it, and beyond the power of any the Union side in either affair.—The steamer possible necessity to justify it; and our Senators Chesapeake, surrendered by the British authorand Representatives in Congress are earnestly ities, arrived at Portland, Maine. urged to take the first possible opportunity to –The rebel steamer Clifton, formerly the have it blotted from the record of our laws." United States gunboat of that name, while at
Both houses also adopted a resolution turning tempting to run the blockade at Sabine Pass, over to the confederate government all persons with over a thousand bales of cotton, got aground between the ages of seventeen and eighteen, and on the bar. She remained immovable, and was forty-five and fifty years.
burned to prevent her from falling into the hands They also unanimously adopted a resolution of the Nationals. -- The rebel schooner Wild expressive of confidence in the President, and Pigeon was captured by the Hendrick Hudson.
March 22.—Major-General Lew. Wallace as- the Second corps, and Major-General Sedgwick sumed command of the Middle Department, the Sixth. Eighth army corps, headquarters at Baltimore, -A DARING rebel raid was made into the Md., and issued orders in accordance therewith. - southern part of Green County to within five or The Supreme Court of Georgia to-day unani- six miles of Springfield, Mo., by a band of remously affirmed the constitutionality of the con-bels numbering from eight to twelve, vesterday. federate anti-substitute law.-A HEAVY SnowAmong the number were Louis Brashears and storm prevailed in Richmond, Va., and vicinity, William Fulbright. (voungest son of Ephraim the average depth being about one foot.
Fulbright,) both formerly of that county. The -MAJOR-General Banks, from his head- citizens collected and drove them out of the quarters at New Orleans, Louisiana, issued gen
county to-day, and in a little fight with them eral orders constituting a Board of Education,
killed Fulbright. In their flight southward the and defining their duties and powers.
rebels killed Elijah Hunt and one Dotson, both
of whom had formerly been in the rebel service. March 23.-An expedition under the command Missouri Democrat, March 30. of General Steele left Little Rock, Ark., and went
March 24.—Major-Gen. Wm. H. French have in pursuit of the rebel General Price.—The fol
jing been detached from the army of the Potolowing order was issued by Brigadier Generalniac in consequence of its reorganization, issued Nathan Kimball on assuming command of troops
his farewell order to his command.-GENERAL in the department of Arkansas : “The Com
Neal Dow delivered an address in Portland, manding General intends to protect, to the fullest
Maine, describing his captivity in the South.-extent of his power, all citizens who may be in
The rebel sloop Josephine was captured by the the country occupied by troops under his com
| steamer Sunflower, at Saversota Sound. mand, in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; knowing that in so doing
-A LARGE force of rebels, under General he will assist in accomplishing the primary ob- Forrest, captured Union City, Ky., and after ject of the government he serves.
destroying the buildings, carried off the entire “He will devote all his energies to the defeat force of Nationals prisoners of war. -(Docs. 1 and of the enemies of that government; and al- | 127.) though, as a soldier, he can feel respect for those March 25. — Major-Generals Newton and openly in arms against it, yet robbers and guer- Pleasanton, having been relieved of their comrillas who have taken advantage of the unsettled mands in the army of the Potomac, issued genstate of the country to burn dwellings, murder eral orders in accordance therewith.—PADccan, their neighbors, and insult women, are in no re- Kentucky, was attacked by the rebel forces unspect soldiers, and when taken will not be treated der General Forrest —(Docs. 1, 127, and 139.) as such
1 -The steamer La Crosse was captured and “He requires all citizens to aid and assist the burned by a party of rebel guerrillas, at a point officers of the United States Government, and to on the Red River, below Alexandria ; her crew stand firm in their allegiance to it.
was released, but the officers were carried off. “The loyal shall be protected, and the sympa- March 26.-President Lincoln issued a prothizers with rebellion, though they may have clamation specifying the persons to whom the taken the oath of allegiance to the Government benefits of the Amnesty Proclamation of Decemof the United States, will be treated as rebels, l ber last were intended to apply. He also auunless they conform, in word and act, to the
thorized every commissioned officer in the Unitspirit of that oath."
ed States service, either naval or military, to --By order of the Commander-in-Chief, the administer the oath of allegiance, and imposed corps of the Army of the Potomac were reduced rules for their government, in the premises.to three, namely, the Second, Fifth, and Sixth (Doc. 113.) corps. The First and Third were temporarily –GENERAL ROSECRANS, from his headquarters reorganized and distributed among the Second, at St. Louis, Mo., issued the following special Fifth, and Sixth. Major-General G. K. Warren orders: “The attention of the General Commandwas assigned to the cornmand of the Fifth corps, ing has been called to various articles of an inGeneral W. S. Hancock continued to command cendiary, disloyal, and traitorous character, in a newspaper entitled the Metropolitan Record, guard of seventeen National soldiers on the train without ecclesiastical sanction, called a “Cath- surrendered without firing a gun. olic family newspaper,' published in New York March 29.-An expedition under Colonel March twenty-sixth, 1864. The articles on Clayton. from Pine Bluff, made a descent upon 'Conscription,' the 'Raid upon Richmond,' |
a party of rebels who had been committing de*Clouds in the West,' and the 'Address of
predations in the neighborhood of Little Rock, the Legislature of Virginia,' contain enough to
| Ark., and captured a large number of them. satisfy the General Commanding that the rea- Tae following order was issued by J. P. Sansonable freedom, nor even license, of the press, dersom
*s, derson, Provost-Marshal General of the departsuffice for the traitorous utterances of thosement of the Missouri, from his headquarters at articles. They are a libel on the Catholics, who
St. Louis : "The sale, distribution, or circulaas a body are loyal and national; no man having
$tion of such books as 'Pollard's Southern Hisa drop of Catholic charity or patriotism in his
tory of the War,' 'Confederate Official Reports,' heart could have written them, expressing, as
“Life of Stonewall Jackson,' 'Adventures of they do, hatred for the nation's efforts to resist
Morgan and his Men,' and all other publications its own dissolution, and friendship for those who
based upon rebel views and representations, beare trying to destroy the great free government
ing forbidden by the General Commanding, will under which so many have found an asylum from
ombe suppressed by Provost-Marshals, by seizing oppression in other lands.
the same, and arresting the parties who knowing" The Provost-Marshal General will cause to
'|ly sell, dispose, or circulate the same." be seized all numbers of the Metropolitan Record containing those articles; and venders of
cles: and renders of! -A BATTLE took place this day at Cane River, them, if found guilty of having sold or dis- La., between a portion of the National forces untributed them knowing their traitorous con- der General Banks, engaged on the expedition up tents, will be punished.
the Red River, and the rebels commanded by Gen"To protect the innocent from imposition, the eral Dick Taylor.—(Doc. 131.) circulation of this paper is prohibited in this de -The United States steamer Commodore Barpartment until further orders."
ney, with fifty-six picked men from the Minnc-An official announcement from Washing- sota, all in charge of Captain J. M. Williams, left ton was made, that Illinois was twelve thousand Fortress Monroe, Va., yesterday afternoon, profour hundred and thirty-six ahead of all quotas ceeded up the Chuckatuck Creek, and landed under the calls of President Lincoln for more the men in small boats at the head of the creek. troops."
They then took a guide to the headquarters of March 27.-Colonel John M. Hughes, com
Lieutenant Roy, where they arrived at four
o'clock this morning, when they immediately manding the Twenty-fifth Tennessee rebel regiment, made application to Colonel Stokes, in
surrounded the houses, and captured two sercommand of the National forces at Sparta, Tenn.,
geants and eighteen privates, with their small. for the purpose of taking the oath of allegiance
arms, without firing a shot. Masters Pierson to the United States, and surrendering his com
and Wilder had charge of the Minnesota's boats. mand
The capture was important, as the officers taken March 28.-A riot occurred at Charleston,
prisoners were in the rebel signal service. Illinois, in which several persons were killed and
March 31.-Colonel Powell Clayton, from wounded.-(Doc. 136.)
his headquarters at Pine Bluffs, Ark., despatched
the following to General Halleck, at Washing-The election, ordered by Major-General
ton: “The expedition to Mount Elba and Long Banks, for delegates to the Constitutional Conven
View has just returned. We destroyed the tion of Louisiana, was held, and resulted in the
pontoon-bridge at Long View, pursued a train success of the Free State party.
of thirty-five wagons loaded with confederate -Two rebel spies were captured in the navy-equipments, ammunition, some stores, etc., and yard at Mound City, Arkansas, this morning. — captured three hundred and twenty prisoners ; An express train, which left Louisville, Ky., this engaged in battle, yesterday morning, General morning, for Lebanon, was captured by a body Dockney's division of about one thousand two of guerrillas, and two of the cars were burned. A hundred men, from Monticello; routed and pur
sued him ten miles, with a loss on his side of -GENERAL J. P. Hatce, commanding the disover one hundred killed and wounded. We cap-trict of Florida, issued the following order from tured a large quantity of small-arms, two stand his headquarters at Jacksonville: “ The Brigaof colors, many negroes, and have three hundred dier-General Commanding desires to make known horses and mules. Our loss will not exceed to his command the successful accomplishment fifteen in killed, wounded, and missing. We of a daring and difficult expedition, by a detachtrought in several hundred contrabands. The ment of twenty-five men of the One Hundred and expedition was a complete success.”—LIEUTEN- Fifteenth New-York volunteers, commanded by ANT-GENERAL Grant, accompanied by General Captain S. P. Smith, of the same regiment. This Meade, left Washington for Fortress Monroe. little party, sent from Pilatka to a point thirty
April 1.–The funeral ceremonies of Owen two miles from the post, surprised and captured Lovejoy, were held at his late residence near the a picket of the enemy, consisting of one sergeant town of Princeton, Tllinois.—The steamer Maple
and nine men, with their arms, and thirteen
To bring off Leaf. while returning to Jacksonville from Pi- / horses, and equipments complete. latka, struck a rebel torpedo, which exploded,
| the horses, it was necessary to swim them across tearing off the steamer's entire bow, the vessel
the St. John's River, and force them for a mile sinking in ten minutes. Two firemen and two
and a half through a swamp previously considdeck-hands were drowned. The passengers,
ered impracticable. The energy, intrepidity, and sixty in number, were safely landed, but their
p/skill with which this expedition was conducted baggage was all lost, including that of two or
demands the praise of the commander of this disthree regiments. — The battle of Fitzhugh's
trict, and the imitation of troops hereafter de. Woods, Ark., was fought this day.*-(Doc. 128.) |
28 tached on similar expeditions.
"II. The Brigadier-Gencral Commanding an. - A Party of rebels made an attack on Brooks's
nounces that the Marine Battery, which was so plantation, (which was being worked on a Gov
promptly and cheerfully placed on the line of our ernment lease,) near Snydersville, on the Yazoo
intrenchments when they were first thrown up River, and destroyed all the valuable buildings
in the vicinity of Jacksonville, and at a time and machinery. The First Massachusetts cav
when it was much needed, has been ordered on alry, (colored,) six hundred strong, «rove the
board the sloop-of-war Mahaska. He takes this rebels off, after an hour's fight. The enemy numbered nearly one thousand five hundred.
opportunity to return his thanks to Captain G.
B. Balch, commanding United States naval forces The Union loss was sixteen killed. Ten killed
on St. John's River, for his kindness, and to Enand wounded of the rebels were left on the field. |
sign Augustus E. French, and the petty officers April 2.-Captain Schmidt, of company M, I and men under him, for their valuable services, Fourteenth New-York cavalry, while scouting very good conduct, and exhibition of excellent near Pensacola, Florida, with thirty of his men, dis
ty of his men, discipline, throughout their intercourse with the came upon a party of fifty rebels belonging to
troops of this command.” the Seventh Alabama cavalry, under command
April 4.- The gunboat Scioto, under the comof Major Randolph, C. S. A. The Nationals im-|
mand of Lieutenant Commander George H. Permediately charged them, and after a hand-to
kins, captured the rebel schooner Mary Sorley. hand fight of about ten minutes, defeated them
Two hours and a half previous to the capture, with a loss of from ten to fifteen killed and
the Mary Sorley was seen coming out of Galveswounded, eleven prisoners, one lieutenant, two
oton, Texas, in a gale. The Scioto gave chase, sergeants, and eight men. The loss of the Nationals was First Lieutenant Lengerche and two
| and after running south by west about twenty
and two five miles, made the capture beyond signal dismen slightly wounded.
tance of any of the blockading vessels. All the April 3.—This night a band of forty rebels official papers were found on board.— Captain landed at Cape Lookout, took possession of the Marchand's Report. lighthouse, put the keeper and his wife in du. By direction of the President of the United rance, and exploded a keg of powder, which se- States, the following changes and assignments riously damaged the building. They then re- were made in army corps commands: tired on the approach of the steamer City of Jer- Major-General P. H. Sheridan was assigned to sey.
the command of the cavalry corps of the army of * See Document 8, Volume IX., REDELLIJN RECORD.
The Eleventh and Twelfth corps were consoli- horses or mules into the Union lines will be paid dated and called the First army corps. Major- their full value." General J. Hooker was assigned to command. April 5.-The government powder-mills, be
Major-General Gordon Granger was relieved longing to the rebels, at Raleigh, North-Carolina, from the command of the Fourth army corps, exploded this day, and killed several persons. and Major-General 0. 0. Howard was assigned April 6.-Brigadier-General Guitar. from his in his stead.
headquarters at Macon, Missouri, issued general Maior-General Schoficld was assigned to the orders relinquishing his command of the discommand of the Twenty-third army corps.
trict of North-Missouri, to Brigadier-General C. Major-General Slocum would report to Major B. F'isk. General Sherman, commanding the division of Reuben PATRICK, captain of a company of the Mississippi, and Major-General Stoneman
secret service employed by order of Governor would report to Major-General Schofield, com
Bramlette, by Colonel G. W. Gallup, commandmanding the department of the Ohio, for assigning the district of Eastern Kentucky, with alment.
teen men of company I, Fourteenth Kentucky, Major-General Granger would report by letter
and four of his own company, surprised Capto the Adjutant-General of the army..
tain Bradshaw, with cighty men of Ilodge's briCaptain Horace Porter, United States ordnance
gade, on Quicksand Creek. He drove them in department, was announced as an aid-de-camp all directions, they leaving all their borses, arms, to Lieutenant-General Grant, with rank of Lieu
and camp equipage in Patrick's possession, who tenant-Colonel.-General Orders.
selected thirty of the best horses, and, with -Captain PHELPS, of gunboat Number Twen
three prisoners, made quick time for camp, where
he arrived, having left ten dead rebels, and seven ty-six, captured a rebel mail-carrier near Crock
mortally wounded on the ground. The captured ett's Bluff, Ark., with five thousand letters from
arms were destroyed by burning them. This is Richmond and other points, and sixty thousand
the same Patrick who stole Humphrey Marshall's percussion-caps for General Price's army. The
artillery out of his camp at Shelbyville, last letters contained official communications from
spring. Shreveport, and a considerable sum of Federal
An election was held in Maryland, to determoney.—The Metropolitan Fair, for the benefit
mine whether a convention should be called for of the Sanitary Commission, was inaugurated at
the purpose of amending the Constitution of the New-York City, with imposing ceremonies.
State. The question was carried by a large maNeu-York Papers.
jority.- Tue schooner Julia A. Hodges was cap-T. A. HendenSON, Provost-Marshal of the tured off Matagorda Bay, Texas, by the National district of Florida, issued the following circular vessel Estrella. from his headquarters at Jacksonville:
April 7.-The rebels made a dash within the “ All refugees froin the rebel lines, and desert. National picket-lines at Port Hudson, La., and a ers from the rebel armies, and all persons desir- brisk skirmish ensued, without important results ing to become such, are hereby informed that to either side. A detachment of the One Hunthey will not, under any circumstances, be com- died and Eighteenth Illinois mounted infantry, pelled to serve in the United States army against and a section of Barnes's battery, Twenty-first the rebels. This assurance is fully given in Gen-New-York, with one gun, had been out mending eral Orders Number Sixty-four, of date February the line of telegraph to Baton Rouge, and on their eighteenth, 1864, from the War Department. return were attacked by a superior force of rebel
"All such refugees and deserters, who are hon-cavalry and driven in. Simultaneously an atest in their intentions of for ever deserting the tack was made on the pickets by an equally large rebel cause, will be allowed every opportunity of force, and the detachment on the telegraph road engaging in their usual avocations; or, if they was cut off and flanked. The cavalry came in by desire employment from the United States, will, wood roads, but the piece of artillery was spiked as far as expedient, be employed on the govern- and left, and afterward carried off by the enemy. ment works, receiving proper compensation for In the several skirmishes the Nationals lost one their services.
killed, four wounded, and six prisoners. They "All refugees or deserters who may bring I took two prisoners, one of them an officer. Gen