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from which city Webb and nearly all of his gang ture settlement, but the fair exchange of colored of pirates hailed. In the possession of Webb soldiers and of their white officers will be insistwas found his commission as master in the rebel sed on by the Government before another rebel navy, together with a letter of instructions from soldier or officer will be exchanged.” Secretary Mallory, ordering him to proceed to November 21.--The steamer Welcome was atthe rivers and creeks of Eastern Virginia, organ-tacked this morning at Waterproof. La., by guerize his party, and annoy commerce as extensively rillas, with cannon planted on the levee, and as possible.

twelve balls and shells fired through and into The One Hundred and Forty-eighth returned the cabin and other parts of the boat, besides to Yorktown to-day with their prisoners, who nearly three hundred Minié balls from the sharpwere sent to Fort Norfolk.

shooters along the banks of the river.-ACTING November 20.—The Solicitor of the War De

MASTER J. F. D. Robinson, commander of the partment, Mr. William Whiting, in a letter to a

Satellite, and Acting Ensign Henry Walters, gentleman in Boston, wrote as follows:

who was in command of the Reliance, were

dismissed from the Navy of the United States, “There are several serious difficulties in the

for gross dereliction in the case of the capture way of continuing an exchange of prisoners. One is the bad faith of the enemy in putting into ac

of their vessels on the twenty-third of August,

1863. The Department of the Navy regretted tive service many thousands of paroled prison

“ the necessity of this action in the case of ers, captured at Vicksburgh and elsewhere, with

| Acting Ensign Walters, inasmuch as the Court out releasing any of our soldiers held by them.

** report that during the attack he acted with But another difficulty of still graver importance

bravery and to the best of his ability, and which, is the peremptory refusal by the enemy to ex-. change colored soldiers and their white officers

in some measure, relieves his want of precaution

against surprise from its otherwise inexcusable upon any terms whatever. It is well known that

character, and shows that his failure to take them they have threatened to sell colored captured

proceeded more from inexperience than neglisoldiers into slavery, and to hang their white of

gence.'”—General Orders No. 24. ficers. “The Government demands that all officers

ficers! -Ar Little Rock, Ark., a large Union meeting and soldiers should be fairly exchanged, other- / was held, at which the “restoration of State wise no more prisoners of war will be given up. / rights under the old Government” was advocated, The faith of the Government is pledged to these and a great number of persons took the oath of officers and troops that they shall be protected. I allegiance and enrolled themselves for home deand it cannot and will not abandon to the savage

fence. - ENGLISH REBEL blockade-runner steamer cruelty of slave-masters a single officer or soldier Banshee, was captured by the United States who has been called on to defend the flag of his steamers Delaware and Fulton, off Wilmington, country, and thus exposed to the hazards of war. I North-Carolina.

" It has been suggested that exchanges might –The steamer Black Hawk, when about half go on until all except the colored troops and their a mile below Red River Landing, on the Missiswhite officers have been given up. But if this sippi River, was fired into from the east bank of were allowed, the rebels would not only be re- the river by a battery of ten or twelve guns, and lieved of the burden of maintaining our troops, about fifteen round shot and shell struck the but they would get back their own men, retain- boat. One shell exploded in the Texas, setting ing their power over the very persons whom we fire to and burning that part of the boat and are solemnly bound to rescue, and upon whom pilot-house. As soon as the captain and officers they could then, without fear of retaliation, carry found the boat on fire, they ran her on a sandinto execution the inhuman cruelties they have bar on the west side of the river, and immediateso basely threatened.

| ly put all the passengers on shore, after which " The President has ordered that the stern law the fire was extinguished. While the boat lay of retaliation shall, without hesitation, be en- aground on the sand-bar, the sharp-shooters were forced, to avenge the death of the first Union sol- pouring in their murderous Minié balls, of which dier, of whatever color, whom the enemy shall in some three hundred struck the boat in different cold blood destroy or sell into slavery. All other parts of her cabin and hull. It was the guer. questions between us may be postponed for fu- 1 rillas' intention to follow the boat, but the gun

boat stationed at the mouth of Red River fol- November 23. — The battle of Chattanooga, lowed them so close, pouring in shell among them, Tenn., commenced this day. At half-past twelve that she drove them back, after which the gun-o'clock, Generals Granger's and Palmer's corps, boat took the Black Hawk in tow, and carried supported by General Howard's, were advanced her back to Red River, where she repaired suffi- directly in front of the Union fortifications, drove ciently to proceed on her way. The casual- in the enemy's pickets, and carried his first line ties on board the boat were very severe. Mr. of rifle-pits between Chattanooga and Carter's Samuel Fulton, a brother of the captain, was Creek. The Nationals captured nine commisshot in the leg by a cannon-ball. His leg was sioned officers and about one hundred enlisted afterward amputated below the knee. A color- men. Their loss was about one hundred and ed man, by the name of Alfred Thomas, had | eleven men. his head blown off while lying flat down on the November 24.- A court of inquiry convened cable-deck. James Keller, of Louisville, belong- by order of the rebel war department to examine ing to the Twenty-second Kentucky volunteers, and report facts and circumstances attending the received a wound in the arm from a fragment of capture of the city of New-Orleans, in April, a shell. His arm was afterward amputated, and 1862, and the defence of the city by the rebel he soon after died. A passenger was slightly troops under the command of General Mansfield wounded in the arm.

Lovell, gave as their opinion that General Lovell's November 22.– A scouting-party of fifty men,

“conduct was marked by all the coolness and belonging to Colonel Higginson's regiment, First

self-possession due to the circumstances and his South-Carolina colored troops, was sent, under

position; and that he evinced a high capacity for the command of Captain Bryant. Eighth Maine his command, and the clearest foresight in many volunteers, and Captain Whitney. First South of his measures for the defence of New Orleans.” Carolina colored volunteers, to release twenty

- General Orders, No. 152. eight colored people held in pretended slavery -HERSCHEL V. Johnson, in a speech at Milby a man named Hayward, near Pocotaligo, S.C. ledgeville, Georgia, used the following language: The expedition was successful. The captives“ There is no step backward. All is now inwere released and their freedom restored to them. volved in the struggle that is dear to man-home, Two rebel horse-soldiers, stationed as pickets, society, liberty, honor, every thing — with the were regularly captured as prisoners of war. certainty of the most degraded fate that ever These men were members of the First South-Car- oppressed a people, if we fail. It is not recorded olina cavalry. Their comrades, seventy-five in in history that eight millions of united people, number, under command of a major, pursued the resolved to be free, have failed. We cannot yield raiding party toward the ferry at Barnwell's Is- if we would. Yield to the Federal authorities-to land. The negroes received them in ambush, vassalage and subjugation! The bleaching of the and fired on them at twenty paces, emptying bones of one hundred thousand gallant soldiers several saddles, and putting them to flight. Ob slain in battle would be clothed in tongues of fire taining reënforcements and artillery, they tracked to curse to everlasting infamy the man who whisthe retreating colored men with bloodhounds. pers yield. God is with us, because He is always The dogs dashed into the party in advance of with the right." He closed in counselling a firm their comrades, the rebels. One hound was shot, reliance on Providence, and the cultivation of a and left with broken legs upon the field. Five spirit of reliance and devotion. others were impaled upon the bayonets of the —The Richmond Examiner of this date conUnion troops, and brought as trophies into their tained the following: “Five balls advertised, camp. The gallantry of the negroes on this oc- and flour one hundred and twenty-five dollars casion was manifested not merely by their bril- per barrel! Who prates of famine and want? liant bravery, but by the willingness with which Who is suffering for the necessaries of life? they gave up the ferry-boats (in which they had Does not all go.merry as a marriage bell ?'

crossed to the mainland) to their wounded and If the skeleton come in, put a ball-ticket at five 'to the non-combatants on their return. In ford-dollars into its bony fingers, a masquerade ball

ing the river, two of their number were drowned. costume upon its back of bony links, and send Another man, a corporal, was lost. Six of the the grim guest into the ball-room to the sound party were wounded.

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