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Page) leaving on the field a number of their killed and wounded. Our
troops pursued them a short distance, and returned.
The scene in the woods presented
all the horrors of a sanguinary battle-field, and the dead and dying lying
strewn in various directions. Forty dead bodies of the rebels were picked up,
and fifteen wounded prisoners were taken and placed in Hunter's and other houses
General Ord captured eight
wounded prisoners and two caissons with ammunition. In their haste the enemy
left behind arms of all descriptions, clothing, etc.
Their loss is estimated at 150
killed and wounded. Among their killed was Colonel Tom Taylor, of Frankfort,
Kentucky, and commander of the First Kentucky Regiment of rebels. The forces of
the enemy consisted of three infantry regiments, First and Eleventh Kentucky,
and Tenth Alabama, with a cavalry regiment and a battery, all under command of
Colonel John H. Forney, of the Tenth Alabama, Acting Brigadier-General. The dead
rebels were left on the field.
The loss on our side was six
killed and eight wounded, most of whom belonged to the Bucktails. Colonel Kane
received a slight wound.
OUR MAP OF THE MISSISSIPPI
As the time is approaching when
movements of our forces on
THE MISSISSIPPI may be fairly expected, we
publish on page 23
an elaborate MAP of the course of that River from CAIRO TO NEW ORLEANS, showing
every ISLAND, TOWN, VILLAGE, etc., on either bank. The following List of Places,
with their distances from
NEW ORLEANS AND CAIRO, will be useful:
Distance in Miles from New
Columbus, Kentucky 970 22
Hickman, Kentucky 950 42
New Madrid, Missouri 906 86
Obionville, Kentucky 899 93
Missouri 896 96
Walker's Bend 878 114
Little Prairie, Missouri
Needham's Cut-off 847 145
Fork Deer River 841 151
Ashport, Tennessee .........................839 153
Osceola, Arkansas 827 165
1st Chickasaw Bluff 821 171
Fulton, Tennessee 817 175
Hatchie River 807 185
Randolph, Tennessee 807 185
Pecan Point 797 195
3d Chickasaw Bluff 787 205
Greenock, Arkansas 760 232
MEMPHIS, Tennessee 740 252
Fort Pickering 738 254
Grayson, Arkansas 732 260
Blue's Point, Arkansas
Austin, Mississippi 704 288
St. Francis River 684 308
Helena, Arkansas 674 318
Yazoo Pass 666 326
Friar's Point 660 332
Horse-Shoe Bend 660 332
Old Town, Arkansas 657 335
Montgomery Landing 607 385
White River 603 389
Arkansas River 587 405
Napoleon, Arkansas 587 405
Bolivia, Mississippi 574 418
Gaines Landing 539 453
Columbia, Arkansas 521 471
Point Chicot, Arkansas
Worthington Landing 491 501
Grand Lake Landing 485 507
Bunches Bend 471 521
Mississippi 452 540
Tompkins, Louisiana 437 555
Milliken's Bend 411 581
Yazoo River 395 597
Walnut Hills 394 593
VICKSBURG 392 600
Louisiana 367 625
Point Pleasant, Louisiana
Big Black River 352 640
Grand Gulf, Mississippi
St. Joseph, Louisiana
Rodney, Mississippi 330 662
NATCHEZ, Mississippi 289 703
Vidalia, Louisiana 289 703
Ellis Cliff, Mississippi
Union Point, Louisiana
Red River 225 767
Red River Landing 219 773
Racourci Bend 205 787
Tunica Bend 199 793
Bayou Sara River 177 815
St. Francisville 175 817
Point Coupee 175 817
Waterloo 170 822
Port Hudson 164 828
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Manchac 124 868
Plaquemine 116 876
Iberville 106 886
Donaldsonville 82 910
Jefferson College 66 926
Red Church, Louisiana 26 966
Carrollton, Louisiana 7 985
NEW ORLEANS — 992
Fort St. Leon — 1009
Fort St. Phillip — 1064
Fort Jackson — 1064
Mouths of Mississippi
River... — 1094
THE STONE FLEET IN CHARLESTON
WE publish on
page 17 a view of
the SINKING OF THE FLEET OF OLD WHALERS, laden with stone, in the channel
Charleston harbor; and on page 18 a small
CHART OF THE HARBOR,
showing the ship channels now closed by our vessels. The correspondent of the
Herald thus describes the scene:
At half past four this afternoon
(December 19), the tide being nearly full, we recrossed the bar and ran a hawser
to the bark Theodosia, of New London, which was to be the first victim, and
towed her across the bar to the upper boat, on the left-hand side of the
channel. When we had her in a good position, Captain Stevens, through a
speaking-trumpet, ordered the captain to "cast off the hawser."
"Ay, ay, Sir." came back the
reply ; and the hawser was let go and roused in again on our deck in the
twinkling of an eye. The trembling old bark, being under some headway, moved
slowly on to the exact spot we wished her, and then struck the bottom; and her
anchor dropped for the last time in the water, the chain rattling out as
cheerfully as any chain might which had made its last run, and the old bark
settled down into its own grave. The
THE STONE FLEET IN CHARLESTON
plug bad been knocked out as the
anchor dropped, and the water rushed madly and wildly in. In a moment the
whale-boats were lowered and alongside, and the dunnage of the officers and crew
rapidly passed over the bulwarks and into them.
We did not wait for them, but
hurried out, to tow in another before dark. The first ship touched bottom and
the plug was drawn as the sun went down. Each had finished its course at the
same moment ; one to rise on the morrow as bright and glorious as ever, the
other to waste away and go to pieces under the combined action of the elements
which it had braved so long and so well. Alas! that a vessel, worn-out in the
service of its owner, should be sold and come to such an ignoble end.
The Rebecca Simms was towed in
and anchored at the other side of the channel, and the water soon filled her
hold, and she sank slowly and in a dignified manner, rocking uneasily, to be
sure, as the water poured in, but going down with every rope and spar in place,
as a brave man falls in battle, with his harness on.
We had now got the position of
the bar clearly marked out, and the Florida's boats were relieved from their
unpleasant position as buoys, and they returned to their ship. Our work was
reported to Captain Davis, and he requested the Pocahontas and the Ottawa to tow
in and sink all the ships they could after the moon had risen high enough to
afford us light to see.
At eight o'clock we were again at
work. We towed in and sunk four more before the low water made it impossible for
the loaded ships to be placed in position, and then we ran out again and
anchored outside the bar.
The Pocahontas towed in two
during the evening. While we were at work the harbor was dotted with
whale-boats, running from their respective ships to the Cahawba, carrying away
their (the officers' and crews') baggage and the valuable sails and furniture of
the ships. Some of the men-of-war boats were engaged in visiting the sunken
ships and securing flour, potatoes, onions, and other acceptable provisions,
rope, furniture, etc.
On the following day he writes
I have frequently read of masts
going by the board on ships at sea in a gale of wind, but never saw the deed
performed till today. It is certainly worth witnessing, where you have not the
accompaniments of a howling gale, a wild mountain sea, and a groaning ship,
leaking at every joint beneath you. Under those circumstances the cutting away
masts may afford a sense of relief, but none of gratification or pleasure. But
with a fleet of ships sunk across and blockading an important channel, leading
to what was once a thrifty city, but what is now the seat of rebellion, and an
object of just revenge, the dismasting of the hulks, within sight of the
flags and rebel guns, is really an unalloyed pleasure. One feels that at least
one cursed rat-hole has been closed, and one avenue of supplies cut off by the
hulks, and any thing that adds to the efficiency of the work affords additional
pleasure. Most of the ships in sinking had listed to one side, and the masts, of
course, stood at an angle over their sides.
The braces and shrouds on the
weather side were cut by the sharp axe of the whaleman, and the tall masts,
swaying for an instant, fell together with a loud crash, the sticks snapping
like brittle pipe-stems close to the deck, and striking the water like an
avalanche, beating it into a foam and throwing the spray high into the air. For
an hour or two this crashing, smashing sound was heard on every side, and one
after another ship became a mere hulk upon the waters. All were dismasted save
the Robin Hood, which was spared for another purpose.
The scene presented in the harbor
when the work was done was novel and interesting. Here were fifteen dismasted
hulks, in every possible position, lying across the channel—some on their port,
others on their starboard sides. Some were under water forward, others aft. The
sea swept over some of them ; others stood on upright keels, and spouted water
from their sides, as the heavy swells raised them and dropped them heavily down
upon the sand again; and proudly, among them all, was the East Indiaman, brave
Robin Hood, with her graceful, tapering masts towering aloft, and apparently
100,000 WATCHES, CHAINS, &c., &c.
To be sold for One Dollar each,
without regard to value, and not to be paid for till you know what you are to
Of Articles to be Sold for One Dollar each.
100 Gold Hunting Cased Watches
$100,00 each 100 " Watches 60,00 each
200 Ladies' Gold Watches 35,00
500 Ladies' and Gents' Silver Watches ... 15,00 each 5000 Vest and Neck Chains 5,00
to 10,00 each 3000 Gold Band Bracelets 5,00
to 10,00 each 3000 " " " 3,00 to 5,00 each
3000 Cameo Brooches 4,00 to
6,00 each 3000 Mosaic and Jet Brooches
4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Lava and Florentine Brooches
4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Coral, Opal, and Em.
Brooches 4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Cameo Ear Drops 4,00 to
6,00 each 3000 Mosaic and Jet Ear Drops
4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Lava and Florentine Ear
Drops 4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Coral, Opal, and Em. Ear
Drops 4,00 to 8,00 each 5100 Gents' Breast Pins 2,50
to 8,00 each 3000 Watch Keys 2,00 to 6,00
each 5000 Fob and Ribbon Slides
2,00 to 6,00 each 5000 Sets of Bosom Studs 2,50
to 6,00 each 5000 Sleeve Buttons 2,50 to
6,00 each 7000 Plain Rings 2,50 to 5,00
each 7000 Stone Set Rings 2,50 to
6,00 each 7000 Lockets 2,50 to 10,00 each
10000 Sets Ladies' Jewelry
5,00 to 10,00 each 10000 Gold Pens, 14 Carats and
War'd 4,00 to 5,00 each (with Silver Mounted Holders.)
All of the above list of Goods
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stating what each one can have, will be placed in envelopes and staled. These
envelopes will be sent by mail, or delivered as called for, without regard to
choice. On receipt of the Certificate, you will see what you can have, and then
it is at your option to send one dollar and take the article or not.
In all transactions by mail, we
shall charge for forwarding the Certificates, paying postage, and doing the
business, 25 cents each, which must be enclosed when the certificate is sent
for. Five Certificates will be sent for $1, eleven for $2, thirty for $5,
sixty-five for $10, and one hundred for $15.
AGENTS.—Those acting as Agents
will be allowed ten cents on every certificate ordered by them, provided their
remittance amounts to one dollar. Agents will collect 25 cents for every
Certificate, and remit 15 cents to its, either in cash or postage stamps. Great
caution should be used by our correspondents in regard to giving their correct
address, Town, County, and State. Address
W. FORSYTH & CO.,
208 Broadway, corner of Fulton
Street, New York.
N.B. We wish it distinctly
understood that all articles of jewelry not giving perfect satisfaction can be
returned and the money will be refunded.
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From the "Home Journal."
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and happiness—as the Adjustable Patent Steel Spring Saddle-Horse, invented by
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to cut wrought iron," from Salingen ; Passants, Cap Ornaments, and other
Embroideries, from Paris; Gold Epaulettes and Navy Laces, &c., from London.
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to report a speech or sermon after one hours' study. It is so simple that a
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