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Civil War Harper's Weekly, March 26, 1864

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Dahlgren

Ulric Dahlgren

Salmon Chase Will Not Run for President

Sherman Expedition

General Sherman's Expedition

Mobile Defenses

Mobile Defenses

Soldier's Voting

 

Ulric Dahlgren Death

Grant and Lincoln

General Grant and Abraham Lincoln

Mobile

Mobile Alabama

Custer's Raid

Custer's Raid on the Rapidan

   
 

 

MARCH 26, 1864. ]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

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(Previous Page) the Indian village, a form of life now rapidly disappearing from the earth, may be truly called a historic landscape. It is the curtained continent, with its sublime natural forms and its rude savage human life ; nor do we recall any work in which the subject is so strikingly presented. It is an extremely interesting picture, stimulating the imagination and satisfying curiosity. And unlike Mr. CHURCH'S pictures of the equatorial mountain scenery of America, which from their volcanic and tropical character, however luxuriant, yet forbid hope and leave an impression of profound sadness and desolation, this work of BIERSTADT'S inspires the temperate cheerfulness and promise of the region it depicts, and the imagination contemplates it as the possible seat of supreme civilization.

It is a most interesting pendant to the " Lake George" of Mr. KENSETT. And who now will undertake the Prairie and the Mississippi Valley with the same thoughtful skill ; or the bayous of the Gulf and the Everglades ? Are not these, also, the kind of picture which should adorn the Capitol ?

HUMORS OF THE DAY.

WHAT horn produces the most discordant music ?—The drinking horn.

A romantic young man says that a woman's heart is like the Moon—it changes continually, but always has a man in it.

A matter-of-fact philosopher asserts that " Love is to domestic life what butter is to bread—it possesses Iittle nourishment in itself, but gives substantials a grand relish, without which they would be hard to swallow."

Two countrymen went into a hatter's to buy one of them a hat. They were delighted with the sample, inside the crown of which was inserted a looking-glass. "What is the glass for ?" said one of the men. The other, impatient at such a display of rural ignorance, exclaimed : " What for ? why for the man who buys the hat to see how it fits him."

A girl, hearing the lady of the house, at dinner, ask her husband to bring Donabey and Son with him when he came home to tea, laid two extra plates on the supper-table for the supposed visitors.

"How many years have you been dumb?" said a gentleman to an Irish beggar. "Five years, plase your honor," answered the mendicant, completely taken off his guard by the question.

The youth who stole a kiss has been discharged on condition that he will not embrace another opportunity.

The bellman of Watertown, in announcing a temperance meeting, said it would be addressed by six women " who had never spoken before."

Voltaire says : " A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day called upon to perform a miracle to reconcile health with intemperance."

"'Wanted, expert needle-women to make babies' bodies! Well, that beats all!" exclaimed Mrs. Partington, throwing down the newspaper in which, during the last fifteen minutes, she had been spelling out the advertisements, and peering indignantly over her spectacles across the breakfast-table at Ike, who was busily occupied in excavating his fourth egg-shell. "Did ever any body hear the likes! I always said it was as good as tellin' Natur' she didn't know how to do her own work when they instructed steam-rams and donkey-engines. But this imposterous idea of makin' slop-work babies is enough to make the poor thing throw down her tools and shut up shop altogether. Mark my words, Ike—them sewin'-machines will be pressed into this 'ere new-fangled business afore long ; and then all the emigratin' in the world won't be able to keep down the surplice poppylation."

Charles Lamb's opinion of the water-cure: "It is neither new nor wonderful, for it is as old as the deluge, when, in my opinion, it killed more than it cured."

In spite of the ill-founded contempt which Dr. Johnson professed to entertain for actors, he treated Mrs. Siddons with great politeness ; and when she called on him in Bolt Court, and his servant could not immediately provide her with a chair, he said, " You see, madam, wherever you go there are no seats to be got."

CAUGHT A TARTAR.

"Have you any first-rate servant-girls for the kitchen? I want one that can mind her own business and attend to her work." Jones asked the question of a registry-office keeper.

"Oh yes," said the proprietor, any quantity; let me show you one."

Jones is at once introduced to a daughter of the Emerald Isle, and is greeted with,

"An' does yer want a servant?"

"Yes," says Jones.

"How many have yer in yer family ?"

Jones answered.

And hev yer hot and cold water?"

Answers again.

"How many children hev yer? Do yer make yer girls wash Sundays? Is the church far away ?"

All these questions, with about fifty more, were answered heroically by Jones, when he thought it about time to take the laboring oar himself.

" You look," says Jones, "like a pretty nice girl; but I want to ask you one question. Do you play the piano?" "No."

"Then," says Jones, blandly, " you won't answer my turn."

And away went the astonished Celt, feeling that she for once had caught a Tartar.

A pretender to science seriously maintained, one day in company, that the sun did not make a revolution round the world, either real or apparent; but that, having performed its journey from east to west, it cane back again to be in readiness against morning, " How is it, then," it was asked, "that we never see it on its return ?" "Because the journey is performed by night," he gravely replied.

When you see a man's likeness in a photographic album, it is a clear proof that he has been "taken off" with a stroke of the sun.   

A photographic friend of ours, returning from giving a lady of high rank lessons in the art-science, and having a lens and camera in his hand, paused at the corner of a vehicle crowded street, awaiting an opportunity of crossing the, road. Beside him stood a coster-monger, selling fruit in a barrow. "Been a forty-graphin', Sir?" inquired the

fruit-vendor. "Why, yes, I have, my good fellow," reemed our friend. "Ah," responded the coster-monger, with a mournful shake of his greasy cap and dirty head, "I was a fortygraphy wunce, I wos! I had a place down et King's Cross, and I tooked a deal of money wunce ; but hit falled off, yer see, Sir; there's sich a lot on 'em now ! that's why I gived hit up." "Indeed!" ejaculated our

friend, with a smile, as he thought of the amateur photographer he had just left, and the brother in the art then addressing him. "Yes, " continued he of the barrow, "it ain't wot it used to wos, ain't fortygraphy."

A young gentleman was fondling his betrothed's hand. "I hope It is not counterfeit," he said. "The best way to test it is to ring it," was her reply.

EPIGRAM.

Since Tom went first to law with Ned, And made the sad attack,

'Tie said he scarce has had a coat To put upon his back:

But, verily, the case is such,

That Tom has had a suit too much.

CLUB.—A bundle of sticks with few nobs at the top.

"Jennie," said a venerable Cameronian to his daughter, who was asking his consent to accompany her urgent and favored suitor to the altar—" Jennie, it's a very solemn thing to get married." " I know it, father," replied the sensible damsel; "but it's a great deal solemner not to."

He who lives with a good wife becomes better thereby, as those who lie down among violets arise with the perfume upon their garments.

Munden, the actor, was once, at a dinner party, placed before a haunch of venison and requested to carve it. " Really, gentlemen," said he, "I do declare I know very little about table anatomy ; I dare say, now, there is some particular cut in a haunch—some tid-bit—I dare say there is—but I assure you I am quite ignorant where to pick for it." A dozen knives instantly started from the cloth, and

Munden was instructed where the rich meat lay. He uttered a Iong string of thanks, worked out a prime slice, loaded it with sauce and jelly, and then, with the plate in his hand, looked through his glasses round the table. Every hand was ready, and every mouth prepared. "Really, gentlemen," said the comedian, "I wish I could please you; but if I give the tid-bit to one, I shall offend the rest; so egad," added he, "I'll keep it myself, and let every gentleman help himself to what he likes best."

Which, on the face of the earth, is the best place for a sleeping infant?—The Rock-y Mountains.

If a young woman bids you take heart, you can probably take hers.

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.

CONGRESS.

SENATE.—March 9. Mr. Wilson reported from the Military Committee a substitute for Mr. Carlile's resolutions on the war, declaring "that the object of the war is the subjugation of the rebels in arms to the rightful authority of the United States ; that in the prosecution of the war the United States may adopt whatever measures, not inconsistent with the rules of civilized warfare, may be deemed necessary to secure the public safety now and hereafter;" and approving the Emancipation Proclamation as a necessary and legitimate war measure.—Mr. Sherman reported the House joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to anticipate the payment of interest on the public debt, with an amendment as follows: "And he is hereby authorized to dispose of any gold in the Treasury of the United States not necessary for the payment of interest on the public debt."—Mr. Davis spoke in favor of his amendment to the bill equalizing the pay of colored troops, allowing the District Courts to appoint commissioners to ascertain and award to loyal owners a just valuation for their slaves.—March 10. A bill was passed giving the franking privilege to the President and Vice-President.—Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Slavery and Freedmen, reported a bill providing that the Proclamation of Emancipation issued by the President of the United States January 1, 1863, so far as the same declares that the slaves in certain designated States and parts of States thenceforward should be free, is hereby adopted and en-acted as a statute of the United States, and as a rule and article for the government of the military and naval forces thereof.—Mr. Sherman, debating his amendment to the House resolution for the sale of surplus gold, argued that speculation in gold would be prevented by giving Mr. Chase the authority proposed.—Mr. Pomeroy addressed the Senate at length in reference to the circular lately issued urging Mr. Chase's claims for the Presidency, He denied that the circular was in any respect secret, and said distinctly that Mr. Chase had nothing whatever to do with it. Mr. Pomeroy maintained that the only safety from menacing dangers would be found in a hearty cooperation of the people in a vigorous prosecution of the war and the support of the most radical anti-slavery policy. Mr. Pomeroy reprobated the policy of Mr. Lincoln as slow and timid, and argued that disasters would continue to settle upon our arms so long as the Administration clung to its present "declared impolicies."—Mr Davis's amendment to the bill equalizing the pay of soldiers, black and white, was rejected, and the bill passed, only six Senators voting Nay.—March 11. A message was received from the President establishing the initial point of the Union Pacific Railway "on the western boundary of the State of Iowa, east of and opposite to the east line of Section Ten, in the Township Fifteen, north of Range Thirteen, east of thy sixth principal meridian in the Territory of Nebraska."—The joint resolution authorizing the sale of surplus gold, after debate, was passed, 30 to 8, with an amendment that the Secretary of the Treasury shall only anticipate the payment of interest on the public debt "for a period not exceeding a year, from time to time."—The Postal Appropriation bill for the current fiscal year was passed.--March 12. The Senate was not in session.—March 14, Mr. Saulsbury reported an amendment to the Patent Act of 1863, designed to afford relief to inventors or assignees who have failed to perfect their patents through neglect to pay in season the final fee, by allowing them six months more in which to pay such fee.—Mr. Grimes introduced a bill in relation to naval supplies, providing for the appointment at each navy-yard of a Disbursing and Purchasing Agent, a Naval Store keeper, and an Inspector and Receiver, who shall take charge of all supplies except those for the bureaus of Medicine and Surgery, Provisions and Clothing, and Navigation and Ordnance.—The West Point Academy Appropriation bill was passed, with amendments providing that no cadet shall receive any part of the appropriation unless appointed according to the laws of Congress, and that until the suppression of the rebellion the President shall be authorized to appoint from unrepresented districts such deserving young soldiers in the armies of the United States as he may select. During the consideration of this bill a debate occurred as to the policy of the Administration in the appointment of army officers —Mr. Davis charging that the President was governed by political considerations. Mr. Wilson, replying, said our Generals do not receive their appointments because of their support of the Administration, but as a matter of public policy. At the beginning of the contest the Administration desired to bring to its support men of all parties, and in the first year of the war it was much easier for a Democrat to receive an appointment than one who voted for Mr. Lincoln. At the last session, out of 6855 nominations which came before the Military Committee, composed of four Republicans and three Democrats, there was never a divided vote, and the same was the case in this session in the examination of 2000 cases. The Administration in its military appointments sought to do justice without regard to opinions. Mr. Conness cited the case of California, where six Generals had been appointed, all of whom were Democrats, among them the present General-in-Chief and General Hooker.—March 15. Mr. Sumner presented the petition of one thousand citizens of Louisiana of African descent, to be allowed to vote in the reorganization of Louisiana. The petition represents that all are owners of property, many engaged in the pursuits of commerce, paying taxes for forty-nine years on an assessment of fifteen millions of dollars, and that at the call of Governor Shepley they raised the first colored regiment in forty-eight hours.—Mr. M'Dougall offered a resolution, which was agreed to, requesting the President to communicate to the Senate any correspondence or other information in the possession of the Government relating to any plan or plans having a view to the establishment of monarchical governments in Central or South America.—Mr. Doolittle introduced an act to amend the act of June 7, 1862, for the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary districts. The bill provides that, under the sales of the Tax Commissioners in such districts, a writ may issue to said Commissioner to the Marshal of said district com-

manding him to put the purchaser in possession of said property. Property as above purchased by the United States may be divided into parcels of fifty acres, and pre-emption rights granted to persons for meritorious services in the crushing of the rebellion, who shall have resided in the States where the lands his. —Mr. Sumner's amendment to the Consular and Diplomatic bill, raising the rank of the Minister resident at Belgium (Mr. Sandford) to a Minister Plenipotentiary, without corresponding pay, was adopted. Amendments were also adopted increasing the salaries of the Consuls of Shanghae, Nassau, Lyons, and Manchester.

HOUSE.—March 9. The Committee on Ways and Means was directed to inquire into the expediency of so changing the law as not to exempt United States bonds from State and municipal taxation.—A bill was passed for the protection of emigrants to the Territories, authorizing the distribution of arms, accoutrements, and munitions by the Secretary of War to all emigrants passing through hostile Indian countries.—A bill to established a Bureau of Military Justice, to be connected with the War Department, was passed. The Bureau is to be composed of a Judge Advocate-General, with the rank of Brigadier-General, and two assistants, with the rank of Colonel.—The Joint Resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to Major-General George Thomas and the officers and men under him for bravery at Chicamauga, was passed, with an amendment also thanking General Rosecrans.—The Military Committee reported a bill making the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, with the branches built and to be built. and the Raritan and Delaware Bay Railroad, public highways, and recognizing said roads as a post and military route.—March 10. Mr. Arnold introduced a bill providing for such appropriations for harbors on the Northern lakes and Western rivers as are necessary to preserve them in good condition.—A bill to abolish the Court of Claims was introduced.—A bill was passed giving to the Revolutionary pensioners each one hundred dollars annually, to commence from the 1st of January last and continue during their natural lives, in addition to the pensions to which they are entitled under former acts of Congress.—The Senate bill placing the name of John L. Burns, of Gettysburg, on the pension rolls for patriotic services in the battle of that place, was passed. —Mr. Arnold, from the Committee on Canals and Roads, reported a bill for the construction of a ship canal for army and naval vessels from the Mississippi River to the Western lakes and for other purposes, which was postponed to a future day.—A bill was introduced granting pensions to the surviving soldiers of the War of 1812.—March 11. The Senate bill, the better to carry out the law regulating trade and intercourse in the Indian country, so as more effectually to exclude spirits and wines from the Indians, was passed.—The Executive, Legislative, and Judicial appropriation bill, which provides mainly for salaries heretofore fixed by law, was passed.—Mr. Julian reported an amendment to the Homestead Law, designed to facilitate certain preliminary steps in pre-empting lands.—March 12. The day was occupied in making and hearing speeches on the general policy of the war.—March 14. Mr. Arnold introduced a bill providing for permanent peace by abolishing slavery in all the States and Territories where it now exists.—The Naval Committee was instructed to inquire into the propriety of fixing the proposed new naval depot on the Delaware River, at or near the town of New-castle, Delaware.—Mr. Cox introduced a bill to prevent officers of the Army and Navy and other persons engaged in the military and naval service of the United States interfering in elections in the States.—A resolution was adopted instructing the Committee on Rules to consider the propriety of so amending the rules as to compel all members to vote when the yeas and nays are called.—The Military Committee was instructed to inquire into the expediency and necessity of increasing the cavalry force of our army by immediately raising 50,000 volunteers for that arm of the service.—The House passed the bill for the payment of nearly $193,000 to the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Pottawatomie Indians residing in Michigan.—The Gold bill, as amended in the Senate, was taken up, and speeches were made in opposition to it by Messrs. Kernan, Pruyn, Cox, and Boutwell, who opposed placing in the hands of one man the power lodged by this bill with the Secretary of the Treasury. The bill was not finally disposed of.—March 15. The Senate bill giving the franking privilege to the President and Vice-President was passed.—A bill to establish Assay Offices in Navada Territory and at Portland, Oregon, was reported.—Ten thousand copies of General Meade's report of the battle of Gettysburg were ordered to be printed.—The consideration of the Gold bill was resumed. During the debate, a letter was read from Mr. Chase to the effect that he believed the passage of the bill would restrain speculation. Mr. Griswold and others advocated the passage of the bill, which was opposed by Messrs. Allen, Price, and Denison. A vote was not reached.

THE MILITARY SITUATION.

The military situation remains unchanged. It is intimated, however, in well-informed quarters, that important movements will soon be made. General Grant visited Washington on the 8th instant, and had a conference with the Secretary of War and General Halleck, and subsequently had an important consultation with General Meade at the head-quarters of the Army of the Potomac, whence he returned on the 11th, and immediately started for the West. He will, it is probable, direct a movement of all our armies according to a plan of his own. Preparatory to any movement in the East, it is hinted that the Army of the Potomac will be reorganized. On the 14th inst. the President issued an order retiring Major-General Halleck from the position of General-in-Chief, and assigning Lieutenant-General Grant to the command of the armies of the United States, with head-quarters in Washington, and also with the Lieutenant-General in the field. General Halleck is to be chief of staff under the Secretary of War and the Lieutenant-General. Major-General W. T. Sherman is to command the military division of the Mississippi, composed of the Departments of the Ohio, the Cumberland, the Tennessee, and the Arkansas. Major-General McPherson is placed in command of the Department and army of the Tennessee.

From the Southwest we have intimations of a new movement, the object of which is not yet officially disclosed, though Shreveport, Louisiana, is supposed to be the point aimed at. General Sherman left Vicksburg on the 28th ult. for New Orleans, where he had a consultation with General Banks and other officers, in reference, it is supposed, to the details of the projected movement. He has since returned North. Troops, meanwhile, are returning from Texas to New Orleans, and a formidable fleet of iron-clads is collecting at the mouth of the Red River.

ANOTHER CALL FOR TROOPS.

On the 15th inst. President Lincoln issued a call for 200,000 men for the military service—Army, Navy, and Marine Corps—to be raised by volunteering, or, in default, by draft on the 15th of April—the present bounties to be paid until April 1. The men called for are required for the navy, and to provide an adequate reserve force for all contingencies. The proportional quotas for the various towns, cities, and districts will be made known at the earliest possible moment.

SUCCESSFUL EXPEDITION IN GENERAL BUTLER'S DEPARTMENT.

On the 11th instant, General Butler sent two regiments of cavalry to King and Queen County, Virginia, to chastise the citizens, who had participated in the ambuscade of Colonel Dahlgren's command, elsewhere referred to. The expedition defeated and dispersed, with severe loss, the Fifth and Ninth Virginia cavalry, capturing their camps, killing a number of the enemy, taking seventy prisoners, and burning a number of mills and storehouses filled with supplies and arms.  

GENERAL SHERMAN'S EXPEDITION.

The details of General Sherman's expedition show it to have been one of the most important successes of the war. It failed, indeed, to reach Selma, Alabama, owing to the want of cooperation from General Smith's cavalry force, but the destruction of rebel property and of their railway communications inflicted an amount of damage fully compensating for all the difficulties and cost of the expedition. The results may be briefly stated as follows: The army marched 400 miles in 24 days, penetrating to Meridian, Mississippi, where it destroyed the rebel arsenal, stocked with valuable machinery for the manufacture of small arms and all sorts of ordnance stores, and burned twelve

extensive Government sheds, a number of warehouses filled with military stores and ammunition, several grist-mills with 20,000 bushels of corn, and nearly every building occupied in any way for war purposes. The towns of Enterprise, Marion, Quitman, Hillsboro, Lake Station, Decatur, Breton, and others were devastated; while depots, flour-mills, cotton, bridges, at all points on the route, were either destroyed or rendered useless to the enemy. The seizure of Meridian alone is said to have been worth fifty millions of dollars to the Government. The Mobile and Ohio Railroad was destroyed for fifty-six miles, and all other roads within reach of our forces were damaged beyond repair. A large number of locomotives and several trains of cars were also destroyed. The Mobile and Ohio Road, which was so thoroughly destroyed, was considered by engineers to be the finest built road in the United States, costing $50,000 per mile. It was built principally by English capitalists, and George Peabody, the London banker, owned several thousand shares. The destruction of this road will prevent the rebels from reinforcing Mobile by rail, and effectually cuts off the fertile region of country in Northern Mississippi from which the rebels derived immense subsistence supplies.

Nearly ten thousand slaves were liberated by the expedition, six thousand of whom accompanied it on its return to Vicksburg. The entire loss of the expedition did not exceed fifty men in killed and wounded, with about one hundred captured.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Our forces in Florida are in good condition, and active operations are expected to be renewed shortly.

The rebels in North Carolina having recently hung twenty-one Union soldiers, the loyal North Carolina Regiment in that State have notified their officers that they mean to retaliate, in kind, upon all rebel prisoners who may fall into their hands.

Suffolk, Virginia, was reoccupied by Federal troops on the 10th instant.

Our forces in East Tennessee have penetrated some sixty miles beyond Knoxville, but have found no considerable body of the enemy. The North Carolina Cherokees, formerly in the rebel service, have laid down their arms and made peace with our authorities, under the Amnesty Proclamation.

A detachment from General Custer's cavalry command dispersed a gang of guerrillas, capturing twenty of the number, in Madison County, Virginia, a few days since.

FOREIGN NEWS.

THE WAR IN SCHLESWIG.

THE Conference proposed by England on the Schleswig-Holstein difficulty, on the basis of guaranteeing the authority as well as the indivisibility of the Duchies, and preserving the territorial arrangements hitherto existing, has been declined by Denmark. The King has spoken decidedly in support of his war policy, and is warmly supported by the press and army. The Allies have made a reconnoissance toward Duppel, which the Danish General has declared they will not be able to take for several months under the most favorable circumstances. It was said that Italy had tendered the use of a fleet and an army of forty thousand men to England if she assisted Denmark. The London Post professes to believe that Russia and Prussia have made a "holy alliance" league, under the pretense of exterminating revolution, but in reality to erect a despotism in Europe. The Post says this object will be defeated by England and France, combined with the Italians, Scandinavians, Poles, Hungarians, and Turks. The King of Sweden had granted permission to Swedish officers to take service with the Danes.

THE REBEL RAMS IN PARLIAMENT.

In the House of Commons on the 25th ult. Lord Palmerston announced that orders had been sent to the Cape of Good Hope to release the pirate Tuscaloosa, whose detention was not justified by international law. In the House of Lords, on the 25th, Earl Russell said that there was no Ionger any objection to producing the papers in the case of the Mersey rams, and the rebel vessels Saxon and Alabama. The 5th of April has been fixed for the trial of the Pampero case in the Edinburgh Court of Session.

THE ARCHDUKE MAXIMILIAN.

The Archduke Maximilian still delayed his departure to Mexico until it was determined who was to have command of the French army after his arrival. The Paris Moniteur of the 4th instant denies a rumor to the effect that he had renounced the idea of going to Mexico.

THE SITUATION IN MEXICO.

News from the city of Mexico to the 26th ult. is to the effect that the national cause is rapidly losing ground. Juarez's Government is now reduced to four or five States. It was believed that as soon as the French could organize 15,000 men from the Foreign Legion and the native Mexicans they would withdraw their main army from Mexico, as the number named was regarded as sufficient to guard Maximilian. It is intimated that Minister Corwin will leave Vera Cruz in April.

Acapulco and Manzanilla have been blockaded by the French.

ARMY AND NAVY ITEMS.

THE examination of the Congressional War Committee into the management of the battle of Gettysburg by General MEADE, has failed to sustain the charge that that General gave an order for his army to retreat after the first day's fight. General WARREN has testified distinctly that no such order was given, and that the incidental charges against General MEADE are altogether unfounded.

General SIGEL. has assumed command of the Department of West Virginia.

Another expedition, under General SULLY, will shortly be made against the Sioux Indians in the Northwest. General Law WALLACE has been assigned to the command of the Middle Department, with head-quarters at Baltimore.

Six hundred and sixty-four released prisoners, from Richmond and Belle Isle, arrived at Annapolis, Maryland, on the 10th inst. Forty-eight of the number were officers.

General WARREN has been appointed to the command of the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac.

The Court of Inquiry, appointed to investigate the conduct of General McCOOK, CRITTENDEN, and NEGLEY at the battle of Chickamauga, has reported the result of its investigations, namely, that General McCOOK did his entire duty in the battle proper, but made a mistake subsequently in going into Chattanooga; that General CRITTENDEN was entirely blameless; and that General NEGLEY did nothing calling for censure.

Fifty thousand rations are now issued at Chattanooga daily for refugees and others who are without means of support.

Governor BRAMLETTE has remonstrated against the enlistment of slaves in Kentucky.

General W. F. Surrn (familiarly called "Baldy" SMITH) has been nominated by the President as Major-General in the regular army.

The Florida campaign is to be investigated by the Congressional War Committee, with a view of ascertaining how far General SEYMOUR is responsible for the disaster at Olustee.

Captains FLYNN and SAWYER, whom the rebels threatened to hang, have been relented, and, with NEAL Dow, have arrived at Fortress Monroe.

The Paterson (New Jersey) Press Pays the Government has called upon the locomotive builders of that city for two hundred engines to be made forthwith, informing them that in case of default the Government would seize me shops. The engine builders have agreed to do the work.

The rebel salt-works at St. Monks, Florida, seven miles in extent, and having connected with them 390 kettles, 170 furnaces, and 165 buildings, were destroyed by a naval expedition a short time since. The loss to the rebels is estimated at two millions of dollars.


 

 

  

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