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CONFISCATION OF ANGLO-
THE design on
from a sketch by Mr. Theodore R. Davis, illustrates the SEIZURE AND HANDLING OF
COTTON IN THE SOUTHWEST. With the sketch Mr. Davis sends us the following
"AMERICAN BEND, WASHINGTON CO.,
120 MILES ABOVE VICKSBURG,
Monday Night, March 30, 1863.
"General T. E. G. Ransom, one of
the youngest Brigadiers in the army, and an excellent and a gallant officer, who
has been severely wounded several times, having learned some weeks ago that a
large amount of cotton, pledged to the British Government at seven cents per
pound, by the soidisant Confederacy, was hidden near the American Bend,
determined to make an effort to rescue it, and at once set about forming an
expedition for the purpose.
"Rapid as were the General's
movements, he did not succeed in reaching the place before more than half of the
staple was burned by the
guerrillas; but the remainder, something over
three thousand bales, he has secured to our Government, and has been engaged for
some days past in hauling it in, and putting it on board of the transports, as
is seen in the sketch.
"The cotton was marked "C. S.
A.," and with the rebel and British flags, as is shown in the upper centre of
the picture. The left corner represents a huge pile of the staple covered at the
top with boards, to protect it from the inclemency of the weather. The right
corner reveals the negroes hauling the "fleecy monarch" from the swamps and
cane-brakes where it was concealed; and the main sketch exposes the shipping of
the floculent fibre on board the David Tatum and other steamers lying at the
contrabands toiled most energetically to bring
in the cotton, and were very instrumental in discovering it, hoping by their
fidelity and labor to obtain their freedom, for which they manifest a most
"Alas for their vain hopes! After
all the service they had rendered they were not allowed to go aboard of the
General Grant having issued a special order
prohibiting their removal, because no provision has been made for them at
"The disappointment and distress
of the negroes were painfully apparent when they made this unwelcome discovery,
and as they stood in crowds—men, women, and children—along the levee, with
sorrow-stamped faces, their grief was pitiful to witness—all the more so because
they did not murmur or complain.
"Seneca was right: Small griefs
are loud; great woes are dumb. D."
THE view of
SUFFOLK, Virginia, which we publish on
page 276, possesses some interest just now in
consequence of the attack of the rebels under Longstreet. The place has been
fortified, and is held by a considerable force of Union troops under General
Peck, who, it is said, feels satisfied of his ability to maintain himself.
Suffolk is a small, filthy town of great antiquity, small population, little
trade, and a great deal of Virginia dirt and Virginia pride.
CHARLESTON FROM THE INSIDE.
WE publish on
page 284 two
illustrations of CHARLESTON, from sketches made for a London paper by Mr.
Vizetelly, who is now in Secessia. Mr. Vizetelly has a high opinion of the
strength of the various defensive works which protect
Charleston harbor, and considers Forts Johnson
and Moultrie almost impregnable. The open battery, without casemates or adequate
traverses, does not, however, impress one with any great idea of power; and we
doubt not, when our iron-clads renew the attack, but they will find Fort Sumter
and the other works pervious to iron argument.
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