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Page) nign Government of the United States of America." In accordance
with the generous intention Mr. H. P. STURGIS has paid $1,312.96 each to
Governor ANDREW, STEPHEN COLWELL, and F. G. SHAW, Esquires, respectively
Presidents of the Boston, Philadelphia, and New York Freedmen's Relief
It is one of the pleasant
incidents of the time; for the Parsees, although the shrewdest and most
successful merchants of the East, are still exiles for centuries from their
native land of Persia on account of their religion. They know by sad traditional
experience the bitterness of all kinds of persecution, and their charity in
America instinctively turns to the most hapless and persecuted people among us.
SENATE.—March 16. Mr. Howard
offered a resolution, which was agreed to, directing the Committee on Finance to
inquire into the expediency of authorizing associations organized under the
National Currency act to enter into contracts, to take and receive interest on
loans and discounts.--Mr. Foster introduced a bill concerning the disposition of
convicts in the courts of the United States, for the subsisting of persons
confined in jail charged with violating the laws of the United States, and for
diminishing the expenses in relation thereto. The bill authorizes contracts to
be made for the labor of all convicts of this class. —Mr. Howard introduced a
bill to organize the Invalid Corps of the army on, an infantry basis, the corps
to consist of four brigades of six regiments each, made up of men in the
military service who are unfit for active duty, and of such soldiers as have
been honorably discharged as choose to enlist in it.—Mr. Wilson introduced a
bill in relation to deserters from the military service, disqualifying all
deserters who are beyond the limits of the United States for voting or holding
office, but authorizing the President to issue a proclamation of amnesty
dependent on their return to the service, with no punishment but loss of pay
during their absence, or their re-enlistment in new regiments; deserters
hereafter, however, are to be deprived of the rights of citizenship.—The
Consular Diplomatic Appropriation bill was passed. —Mr. Sumner moved to amend
the bill to incorporate the Metropolitan Railroad Company of the District of
Columbia by inserting a provision that there shall be no exclusion from any car
on account of color, upon which debate ensued without any final result.
March 17. A bill to carry into
effect the convention of Ecuador was reported.—The bill to provide for the
summary trial of minor offenses was passed.—The bill to incorporate the
Metropolitan Railroad Company of the District of Columbia was taken up and
discussed at some length, Messrs. Johnson, Saulsbury, and Doolittle opposing Mr.
Sumner's amendment, that no person shall be excluded from the cars of the road
on account of color. Finally the amendment was agreed to, and the bill
passed.—The bill defining the pay and emoluments of chaplains, after the
adoption of an amendment allowing them pay when absent on leave, or on account
of disability from service, or in prison, was passed.—March 18. The House bill
to provide for carrying the mails to foreign parts, and for other purposes, was
passed.—The bill to promote enlistments was taken up, and debate ensued on Mr.
Wilson's amendment providing for the freedom of the wife and children of each
slave recruit. Mr. Wilson thought it was just that protection should be afforded
to the families of all negroes who may enlist. Mr. Wilkinson moved to strike out
the second section, authorizing commissioners to award to loyal owners of the
wives and children of enlisted slaves a just compensation. He did not want the
Government to become the purchaser of slaves, or to go too far in acknowledging
property in slaves. Messrs. Lane, Brown, and Grimes favored the bill, which,
after further debate, involving the whole question of the propriety of
compensating owners for slaves, who, should the Constitution be amended, will be
free without such purchase, was postponed for future consideration.— March 21. A
report was presented from the Secretary of War communicating information in
reference to the orders of Provost Marshals in Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri, and
Maryland concerning elections in those States.—Mr. Lane introduced a bill to
amend the act for a grant of land to Kansas in aid of the construction of
certain railroads and telegraphs--The bill to promote enlistments in the army,
and for other purposes, was taken up. Mr. Wilson withdrew that part of his
amendment giving compensation to loyal owners for slaves who may enlist. Mr.
Davis offered an amendment providing that the United States District Court shall
appoint three commissioners to make a just evaluation to be awarded to loyal
owners for slaves set free under the bill. He spoke at length on the amendment.
Mr. Wilkinson argued in favor of freeing and employing all the slaves that can
be mustered into our armies.---March 22. The Senate bill amending an act
relative to foreign coins, and the coinage of cents at the United States Mint,
was passed. The bill provides that the standard weight of a cent shall be 48
grains, or 1-10th of an ounce Troy, and shall be composed of 95 per centum of
copper and 5 per centum of tin and zinc, and that there shall be from time to
time coined two-cent pieces, of the same composition, weighing 96 grains. The
bill makes one-cent pieces legal tender to the amount of 10 cents, and two-cent
pieces to the amount of 20 cents.—Mr. Sumner introduced a bill to carry into
effect the treaty between the United States and Great Britain for the final
settlement of the claims of the Puget Sound and Hudson's Bay Agricultural
Companies.—A resolution was adopted calling for information as to the number and
treatment of nine-months' men.--Mr. McDougall offered a joint resolution
declaring against the interference of France in Mexico.—A bill was referred for
the increase of the Marine Corps.—A bill was reported to prohibit traffic in
slaves between the States, and the transportation of slaves in any way, by land
or sea, under the authority of the United States flag.—The bill to promote
enlistments was taken up, and Mr. Willey spoke at length in opposition to Mr.
HOUSE.—March 16. The House
concurred in the Senate's amendments to the Past-office Appropriation bill,
appropriating $640,000 for the payment of letter-carriers, and $1,500,000 to
meet any deficiency which may exist in the Post-office revenue.—The
consideration of the Gold bill was resumed. Mr. Hulburd's amendment providing
that the obligation to create the Sinking Fund according to the Act of February,
1862, shall not be impaired by the sale of gold, was agreed to. Air. Higby
opposed the bill on the ground that it proposed to enable the Government to
gamble in gold, which He held to be undignified and discreditable. Mr. Kelley
favored the measure as calculated to restrain speculation. Mr. Stevens also
favored the bill, stating that on the 1st of January next the Government will
have $50,000,000 in gold on hand, and have a surplus of which we could mike
disposition. The previous question was ordered, and the bill was passed, 83
against 57.—The bill to drop from the rolls any unemployed general officers was
taken up. Mr. Cox offered a proviso that " whenever any officer comprehended in
this act demands a Board of Inquiry, and shall be willing to serve, such Board
shall be convened, and if said Board shall find him competent to command in the
rank in which he is entitled, he shall be at once restored to active ,service,
with full pay; and, provided further, that all officers who have received the
thanks of Congress during the present war shall be exempt from the operation of
this act." Mr. Cox supported this amendment at some length, insisting that it
would be rank injustice to General McClellan and other officers to dismiss them
as originally proposed. In the course of his remarks, referring to the report
General McClellan had an interview with
General Lee after the
Antietam, Mr. Cox said McClellan had not seen Lee since 1855. Mr. Farnsworth
said the bill was not aimed at any particular general officer. It was simply
designed to drop a "large number of Major and Brigadier Generals and their
staffs who were drawing pay" without performing service—a proposition which
seemed to him entirely just, in view of the vast legitimate expenditures of the
Government. Mr. Kerman opposed the bill as likely, if passed, to produce
irritation, and inflict grievous
wrong on many of our best
officers. Mr. Garfield said that we ought by some means to provide a way for
relieving the Treasury, which was paying officers who were rendering no service.
Besides, it is simple justice to officers in the field that this bill should
pass. The road to promotion should not be blocked up by those who were
performing no duties. As to a Board for the examination of those officers, he
considered it impracticable, as decisions on their qualifications might be
prompted by political or personal influence.----March 17. Mr. Boyd introduced a
bill to complete the southwest branch of the Pacific Railroad from Rolla to
Springfield, Missouri.—The House postponed for three weeks, on motion of Mr.
Ashley, the joint resolution to drop from the army rolls unemployed general
officers.—The bill declaring the Camden and Atlantic and Delaware and Raritan
Bay railroads a national post route was debated, but no vote reached.—A bill to
carry into effect the Convention with Ecuador, for the mutual adjustment of
claims, was passed.—The House passed the bills to enable Nevada, Colorado, and
Nebraska, to form State Governments preparatory to admission to the Union. On a
motion to strike out the section prohibiting slavery in the Colorado bill there
were 18 yeas and 87 nays. All these bills require an election of delegates to a
Convention, which shall submit a Constitution agreed upon to the people for
their ratification or rejection, to be held on the second Tuesday of October.
The Constitution shall be republican, and not repugnant to the Constitution of
the United States and the principles of the Declaration of Independence. Slavery
shall be prohibited therein by an ordinance forever irrevocable without consent
of Congress. When the Constitution is ratified by the people, the President is
to declare by Proclamation the admission of these States on an equal footing
with the original States, each of which is to he entitled to one member of the
House, until the next apportionment, and two Senators, in the Congress of the
United States.—A bill was passed creating the Territory of Montana, to comprise
the southeastern portion of Idaho.---March 18. Mr. Julian introduced a
substitute for the bill extending the principles of the Homestead law to persons
in the naval and military service on confiscated and forfeited lands. He argued
that all such lands should be divided into farms, and settled by emigrants from
the loyal States.—Mr. Bennett introduced a bill licensing, under the direction
of the Treasury Department and the General Land Office, the working of the gold,
silver, and copper mines of the United States.—The Senate bill to facilitate
entries by soldiers under the Homestead law of 1862, enabling them to take the
oath before a military officer instead of before land officers, etc., was
passed..—Mr. Smith made a favorable report on paying Gales & Seaton for certain
volumes of Congressional Anals and Debates, claimed to be delivered before the
resolution authorizing the supply was repealed. The whole subject was tabled, 67
against 50.---March 19. The day was occupied in speech-making, Messrs. Arnold,
Wilson, and Miller speaking on the state of the country.—March 21. A resolution
was adopted requiring the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the Burlington and
Missouri, and the Missouri and Mississippi Railroad Companies to refund certain
moneys paid to them for the transportation of troops, certain public lands
having been given to those roads on condition that they would transport the
mails and troops without charge.—Mr. Dumont introduced a bill providing that all
bonds, obligations, and undertakings, whether sealed or unsealed, heretofore
made, or to be made, to secure the loyalty or good behavior and fidelity to
their oath of prisoners of war or paroled prisoners, in order to secure them
release, shall be declared valid and binding against the parties making the same
and their securities, the penalties to be enforced in any circuit or district
court having jurisdiction of the same.—Mr. Eldridge offered a resolution, which
was laid over, calling on the President, Secretary of War, and Secretary of
State, to furnish the names of all persons arrested and held as prisoners for
political or other alleged offenses against the Government--The Committee on
Public Lands was directed to ascertain the best mode of securing to the
Government the benefits of the gold-bearing region of the public domain.—The
House concurred in the Senate amendment to the West Point Academy bill
increasing the pay of cadets to that of midshipmen, namely, forty dollars a
month. Another amendment was concurred in—that, for one year from the 1st of
July next, an additional cadet for each district shall be appointed, as now
provided by law.—The House passed the Senate bill giving indemnity to the owners
of the French bark La Mancha, illegally seized by our blockading squadron.—A
bill for the education of engineers and naval constructors at the Naval Academy
was introduced by Mr. Rice.—A resolution was passed directing the Committee on
Invalid Pensions to inquire into the expediency of legislation upon the
equalizing of militia and naval pensions.—The house went into Committee of the
Whole on the Army Appropriation bill. Mr. Kernan offered an amendment providing
that no part of the money appropriated for army transportation shall be expended
for the transportation of civilians employed in the departments of the
Government to or from their homes at the public expense. Mr. Kernan stated as a
reason for offering the amendment, that he had been informed that thousands had
been transported over the railroads to vote at the Pennsylvania elections. This
was strongly denied by Messrs. Stevens and Kelley, who called for the proof of
the charge. Mr. Kelley said that not a single voter had been sent by the
Government into Pennsylvania; the people understood the great issue involved,
and themselves rebuked the disloyal party. Mr. Kelley, in the course of his
remarks fastened upon Judge Woodward, of Pennsylvania, an assertion, made before
the consummation of secession, that, if separation did come, he wanted the line
to be drawn north of Pennsylvania. The House rejected Mr. Kernan's amendment,
and also one by Mr. Dawson, of Pennsylvania, providing that none of the money
should be used to raise negro troops, and then passed the bill nearly as it was
reported.--March 22. A bill was passed authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury
to stipulate for the release from attachment or other process of property
claimed by the United States; in other words, to enable Government to make
arrangements to use the property it wants without legal process.--The House
passed the Senate bill authorizing the President to negotiate a treaty with
certain Indians of Southern Oregon for the acquisition of land, appropriating
$20,000,—A bill was passed requiring proof that fishermen have paid duty on
foreign salt before they are paid the bounties provided for by law. The object
of the bill is to prevent frauds on the Treasury, fishermen having procured salt
for the curing of their fish in the British provinces, and then claimed the
bounties.—The Anti-Railroad Monopoly bill was taken up, and two of the New
Jersey members made speeches in opposition thereto. No vote was taken.—Mr.
Winter Davis made a long speech on his bill to secure republican government to
the several States in rebellion, arguing against reconstruction under the
Amnesty Proclamation and by martial law.
THE MILITARY SITUATION.
The week presents no change in
the military situation. —On the 17th inst. Lieutenant-General Grant issued an
order, dated at
Nashville, Tennessee, assuming command of the armies of the
United States, with head-quarters in the field, which, until further orders,
will be with the Army of the Potomac. General Grant reached
Washington a few
days subsequently.—All the veteran regiments in Ohio belonging to the Army of
the South have been ordered to the Army of the Potomac, which has already been
strengthened from other quarters.—Dispatches from Chattanooga represent that the
rebels are in large force in front of General Thomas's army, but have made no
New Orleans we hear that
General Banks was about (on the 12th inst.) to move with a considerable force
into Western Louisiana. A fleet of Admiral Porter's gunboats had already started
for Alexandria. It was expected that formidable works of defense would be
encountered by the iron-clads on the Red River. General Lee's cavalry had also
left New Orleans. An expedition consisting of three brigades has also started
Vicksburg, probably to co-operate in General Banks's movement.
In Virginia every thing remains
quiet, except upon the Peninsula, where the enemy exhibit some signs of
activity, as it contemplating a movement against General Butler's forces.
General Lee is said to be re-organizing his army for the spring campaign.
TROOPS TO BE RAISED.
The War Department has issued a
statement exhibiting the quotas of the several States under the last call for
troops. Some of the States have
large deficiencies yet to supply. The total number of men still to be raised in
the various States is as follows: Maine 6641, New Hampshire 2428, Massachusetts
20,592, Vermont 170, Rhode Island 863, Connecticut 2574, New York 59,230, New
Jersey 14,224, Pennsylvania 74,127, Delaware 1676, Maryland 21,720, District of
Columbia 4855, West Virginia 3190, Ohio 39,223, Indiana 3069, Michigan 7187,
Wisconsin 15,402, Minnesota 5437, Iowa 13,040, Missouri 8007, Kansas 2597,
Kentucky 15,472—making a grand total of 321,724.
GOVERNOR BROWN ON THE SITUATION.
Governor Brown, of Georgia, has sent a Message to the Legislature of that State
recommending a vigorous " State policy" on all war questions, denouncing the
financial action of the rebel Congress as "resembling repudiation and bad faith
;" objecting to the secret sessions of that body and the suspension of the
habeas corpus as mischievous ; declaring the new military bill to be
unconstitutional, and remarking at length upon the unchristian character of the
war. He calls upon the Legislature to rebuke the despotic course of Davis and
his Congress, and urges that upon all possible occasions the South should offer
peace, " keeping before the Northern people the idea that we are ready to
negotiate when they are ready and will recognize our right to self-government
and the sovereignty of the States." The Message illustrates unmistakably that
the confidence of the rebel leaders in their ability to hold out against the
loyal North is rapidly waning,
ELECTION IN ARKANSAS.
The State election in Arkansas
resulted in the adoption of a Free State Constitution, and the election of Judge
Murphy as Governor, with the rest of the Free State ticket, by an almost
unanimous vote. The number of votes registered was about fifteen thousand, and
the number polled about ten thousand. Eleven counties gave more votes than the
whole number required by the President's proclamation to restore Arkansas in the
A Committee of the New York Working -men's Democratic Republican
Association waited upon the President a few days since, to inform him that their
Association had elected him an honorary member. The President accepted the honor
with thanks, and said the Association evidently comprehended that the existing
rebellion meant more, and tended to more, than the perpetuation of African
slavery; that it was, in fact, a war upon the rights of working people. In
concluding, Mr. Lincoln said:
"The most notable feature of the
disturbance in your city last summer was the hanging of some working people by
other working people. It should never be so. The strongest bond of human
sympathy outside of the family relation should be one uniting all working people
of all nations, tongues, and kindreds; nor should this lead to a war on property
or owners of property. Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable—is
a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may
become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not
him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him labor
diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built."
At the conclusion of the
President's remarks he handed a copy of his speech to Mr. Still, the Chairman,
who, upon receiving it, said:
"On behalf of the Committee, Mr.
President, I thank you, and I will only add, that it is the general desire of
the working-men of the United States that the next President of the United
States shall be from Springfield, Illinois, and that his name be Abram Lincoln."
For which the President answered,
"I am very much obliged to you, gentlemen."
The town of Pilatka, on the St.
John's River, Florida, a distance of sixty miles from Jacksonville, has been
captured by our forces, and will be fortified and held. A large amount of cotton
is stored in that vicinity.
Mobile, according to the
Register, a "supper for a dozen persons at a restaurant costs $1000." In
Richmond, says the Examiner, shad sell at $20 apiece.
An immense amount of supplies is
accumulating at Nashville. Two hundred thousand tons will probably be discharged
there before the close of the high-water season.
Jeff Davis has recommended that
Friday, April 8, be observed throughout the rebel domain as a day of
humiliation, fasting, and prayer.
General Peck has issued an order
directing that free schools for the education of poor white children shall be
organized at once in Newborn, North Carolina, and in Washington, Beaufort, and
other places, as soon as circumstances will permit.
An order has been issued by
General Banks for an election of delegates to a Constitutional Convention in
Louisiana, to be held in New Orleans on the 6th of April. There are to be 150
Guerrillas have appeared on the
Cumberland River, but have been prevented from doing much mischief by the
vigilance of our forces.
General Forrest is reported to be
organizing for a movement into West Tennessee. He has obtained a large number of
horses, and is mounting his infantry. General Grierson's cavalry is watching
Rebel reports represent that a
large force is at work on the railroads in Mississippi, repairing the damage
The Richmond Examiner is out
again in favor of the "black flag" policy. It says the only way to bring the
North to terms is to "take no more prisoners"—in other words, to slaughter
outright every Union soldier who may fall into their hands.
Adjutant-General Thomas is
stationing troops, mostly colored, at the principal points along the lower
Mississippi River, to protect the plantations and trade depots.
Two of the Judges of the Arkansas
State Courts under the Confederate rule have voluntarily come forward and taken
the oath of allegiance, and a third is on his way to do likewise. Albert Pike
also wishes to come in under the Amnesty Proclamation.
AFFAIRS IN MEXICO.
DISPATCHES received in Washington
from Santillo, February 2, show that the reports circulated by the French, that
a conflict had broken out between Governor Vidaurre of New Leon, and the Mexican
Government, are untrue. The French had made no advances in the last month. On
the contrary, they had fallen into deep troubles with the clergy. General
Bazaine was at Guadalajara; but he would be obliged to return to the City of
Mexico to settle this clerical difficulty, which, it was thought, would require
the exile of some of the Bishops. Uraga, Commander-in-Chief of the Mexican army,
was about to attack Guadalajara with 10,000 men. General Diez was on the eve of
attacking Orizaba with 8000 men on the road from Vera Cruz to Mexico.
AFFAIRS IN JAPAN.
Letters from Kanagwa, Japan,
dated January 4, represent that a grand council of Daimios was to be held at
Yeddo, the result of which, it was believed by many, would be the adoption of an
enlightened foreign policy. Fresh intestine disturbances had broken out In
various parts of the realm, and assassinations, palace-burnings, and minor
disorders were the order of the day and night. The Japanese Government has
decided to send another embassy to Europe and America to secure the withdrawal
of the treaty powers from Yeddo and Kanagwa, and the limitation of foreign trade
and intercourse to the ports of Nagasaki and Hakodadi. The embassy was to leave
Kanagwa early in February.—A great fire had occurred at Oasaca, destroying
30,000 houses and 250 warehouses.
THE RAMS IN PARLIAMENT.
In the House of Commons, on the
4th ult., Mr. Shaw Lefevre denounced in strong language the fitting out of rebel
rams in England. He maintained that the privateers now afloat were British
vessels, and it was folly to call them any thing else. He thought that the
Alabama ought to have been seized, and contended that all such
vessels should be prohibited
entering British ports, and if they did British cruisers should seize then. The
Attorney-General admitted the piivateers might be prohibited entering British
ports, and said the Government was considering the subject of excluding them.
The appeal to the House of Lords in the Alexaaadhct case had been entered for
THE WAR IN SCHLESWIG.
The Austrian troops have arrived
before Duppel, and an attack was shortly expected. Three Prussian war-ships
were to proceed immediately from the French port of Brest to the north. The
people of Copenhrgen, at the new election to the Danish Folksthing (House of
Representatives), on March 5, declared in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the
war. France as well as England has remonstrated with Prussia against the advance
of Prussian troops into Jutland.
THE ARCHDUKE MAXIMILIAN.
The Archduke and the Archduchess
Maximilian were received by the Emperor of France on the 5th of March. They were
to remain in Paris only four or five days, and to proceed from there to England.
The arrangement for the departure of the Archduke from Trieste were to he
completed on March 15. Immediately upon his return to Miramas he was officially
to receive the Mexican deputation and a number of Mexican notables, and formally
to accept the crown.
EMANCIPATION IN POLAND.
The Emperor of Russia has issued
a decree proclaiming the emancipation of the peasants in Poland. Another decree
treats of the organization of the communal administrations on the principle of
ARMY AND NAVY ITEMS.
THE President has prescribed the
necessary regulations for enlisting seamen from the army into the navy, and the
Secretary of War has designated the entire number, not exceeding 12,000, which
it is desirable to have at each of the naval stations fixed upon by him as
follows: At Cairo, 1000; Boston, 2000; New York, 5000; Philadelphia, 3000 ;
Commodore Williams, who is now
tried by court-martial in Washington, is virtually charged with suffering the
Alabama to escape. The specifications net forth that he detained the Vanderbilt,
sent to pursue the Adoption., contrary to orders, and afterward wrote an
insubordinate letter to the Secretary of the Navy in relation to the affair.
An order has been issued from the
Army of the Potomac directing that all ladies within the lines shall leave as
early as practicable, and that no more passes shall be granted to such visitors.
All efforts to raise the five war
vessels sunk at Norfolk have ceased, rumor says, not to be resumed again. The
Cumberland, which was struck could not be raised under
any circumstances. Three or four of the small vessels have been brought to the
surface, but none of the large ones. About $18,000 have been realized from the
sale of materials taken from the wrecks.
Our losses at the battle of
Olustee, Florida, were as fellow :
7th New Hampshire.—Killed, 17;
wounded, 67; missing, 127 ; total, 211.
8th United States
(colored).—Killed, 49 ; wounded, 193; missing, 64; total, 3',9.
7th Connecticut.—Killed, 6;
wounded, 3S; missing 27 ; total, 71.
(colored).—Killed, 9; wounded, (5; missing, 5; total, 79.
115th New York.—Killed, 34;
wounded, 202 ; musing, 58; total, 294.
1st North Carolina
(colored).—Killed, 28; wounded, 142 ; missing, 70; total, 241.
46th New York.--Killed, 17;
wounded, 165; missing, 47; total, 219.
47th New York.—Killed, 16;
wounded, 199 ; missing, SO ; total, 295.
Artillery.—Killed, 1G; wounded,
52; missing, 12; total, 80.
1st Massachusetts Cavalry—Killed,
wounded, and missing, 6.
46th Massachusetts (Mounted
Infantry).—Killed, wounded, and missing, 32.
Total killed, 202; total wounded,
1142; total missing, 487. Grand total, 1831.
Thirty-two vessels are now ready
for sea, but are waiting for crews. The transfer of sailors from the army will,
it is supposed, supply the demand.
Lieutenant-Colonel SANDERSON, who
was arrested en charges preferred by Colonel STREIGHT, of having disclosed a
plot of the prisoners in
Libey Prison to escape to the rebel authorities, has
been sent to Fort Warren for detention until evidence can be obtained from
released Union prisoners.
There are running at large at
least 80,000 deserter The whole number who have deserted since the tear began is
stated to be 127,157.
It is officially known that the
statement that the Rappahannock has left Calais and gone to sea is erroneous.
She was still detained at Calais on the 27th of February, and her case was
under consideration of the French Govern-meat.
Admiral DAHLGREN has transferred
his flag from the steamer Harvest Moon to the steamer Baltimore for the purpose
of visiting Fortress Monroe to receive the remains of his son, Colonel DAHLGREN,
expected to arrive there by flag of truce boat from Richmond.
It is announced that Minister
DAYTON has served a written notification upon the French Emperor that if the
rebel cruiser Rappahannock, now at Calais, is allowed to proceed to sea, the
French Government will be held responsible for all the damage she may do to
It is understood that General
WADSWORTH is to be as-signed to the command of a division in the Army of tho
A letter received at the Indian
Office, from St. Louis, says that General SULLY, who is there, states that a
large number of
Sioux—two hundred and fitly lodges—have cones into Fort St.
Pierre to lay down their anus.
General GILLMOR's Chief of
Staff, now in Washington with dispatches, states that the City of Charleston is
nearly all demolished. But one portion of it is occupied, and that only by
The United States steam-frigate Potehatan, Admiral LARDNER commanding, was at Curacoa March 4, to sail for St.
Domingo on the 8tb.
It is said that
will retain his position at the head of the Potomac army, and will aid by his
counsel and experience the operations of General GRANT.
The Ninth Army Corps (General
BURNSIDE) has been ordered to rendezvous at
Annapolis, Maryland. It is thought
it will be sent to North Carolina.
General PRICE has resumed command
of the rebel troops in Arkansas, and has issued an address to his army,
promising to retrieve their former disasters.
The captured steamer Cheeageake
has been delivered by the Halifax authorities into the possession of the Federal
ROSECRANS has issued an
order rescinding all orders by whomsoever made, which prohibit the sale or
distribution of any newspaper or periodical within hit department.
Major-General GORDON GRANGER is
not sick in New York as reported. He is in command of the Fourth Army Corps,
head-quarters at Loudon, Tennessee, and is in excellent health.
General Dow arrived in Portland,
Maine, on the 2nd inst., and was received by the city authorities and a
detachment of troops from Camp Berry, by whom he was escorted through the
principal streets to his residence. All the church bells pealed a welcome.
The Senate has confirmed the
nomination of Henry II. SIBLEY, of Minnesota, as a Brigadier-General of