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UNION AND LIBERTY."
A FRIEND in New Jersey writes: "
Hon. THOS. S. GRIMKE of South Carolina, deceased since 1835, was noted not only
for his rare virtues, commanding talents, research, and learning, but for his
nationality of sentiment at a time and among a people when it almost involved
martyrdom, His speech in the Senate of South Carolina in December, 1828 (prior
to the famous debate which gave Mr.
WEBSTER his deserved renown), on the
resolutions respecting the tariff, excels all on the topic of State Sovereignty
except that of Mr. WEBSTER, and is richer in learning than his. And the
following ode, for July 4, 1823, is certainly worthy of comparison with any
produced by its ennobling subject :
"'Who would sever Freedom's
Who would draw th' invidious
Though, by birth, one spot be
Dear is all the rest !
Dear to me the South's fair land,
Dear the central mountain band,
Dear New England's rocky strand,
Dear the prairied West!
"'By our altars pure and free! By
our laws deep-rooted tree! By the Past's dread memory !
By our WASHINGTON !
By our common kindred tongue!
By our hopes, bright, buoyant,
young! By the ties of country strong!
We will still be one!
" 'Fathers, have ye bled in vain?
Ages, must ye droop again?
MAKER! shall we rashly stain
Blessings sent by Thee?
No ! Receive our solemn vow,
While before Thy throne we bow, Ever to maintain, as now,
Union and Liberty! "
OUR readers have not forgotten
the terrible explosion at the Alleghany Arsenal in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania,
on the 17th September, 1862, by which fifty women were destroyed. They lost
their lives in the act of working for our soldiers, and it is proposed to erect
a simple monument to their memory in the Alleghany Cemetery. A photograph of the
design has been sent to us. It is a simple shaft standing upon a raised
pediment, and surmounted by an urn. Any gift for the purpose, however slight,
will be a sign of sympathy to the poor families interested, and may be sent to
M. M. BOSWORTH, clerk to Paymaster, United States Arsenal, Pittsburg,
WE reprint the following letter
from the Louisville Journal:
"New York, April 9, 1864.
"To the Editors of the Louisville
" I have just seen in your paper
of the 31st of March a letter signed ' At the Front,' and dated ' Chattanooga,
March 26,' in which 'a few friendly hints' are offered to me. The letter is so
instructive an illustration of the carelessness with which personal criticisms
are often publicly made, that I venture to trouble you with this reply.
'At the Front' having read in the
Round Table, a literary journal of this city, an anonymous article which he
assumes that I wrote, proceeds to castigate me for it, and warming with his
work, fortifies his remarks by a quotation from memory of what he says 'Mr.
Curtis tells us' in Harper's Weekly.
"I have never seen the article in
the Round Table of which your correspondent speaks, nor have I expressed in
Harper's Weekly, or elsewhere, the sentiments which he attributes to me. I hope
sincerely that, bravely fighting ' at the front,' as I have no doubt he is, he
will not happen to fire at one of his own comrades upon the wholly gratuitous
assumption that he is a rebel picket.
" Your obedient servant,
"GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS."
DRAPER'S PHOTOGRAPH OF
THE illustration made from Dr.
HENRY DRAPER'S Photograph of the Moon, published in Harper's Weekly (March
19th), is exciting great attention in Europe. It is proposed by the Committee of
the British Association having the matter in hand to use it in rectifying the
names that have been given to the lunar mountains.
MESSRS. HARPER & BROTHERS have in
preparation, and will soon commence the publication of, an elegant Library
Edition of The Works of
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY. This edition will contain
only those elaborate works by which the author wished to be known to after-ages,
leaving out those transient writings, which, having served their momentary
purpose, he wished to let die. THACKERAY, who missed being a great artist only
by becoming a still greater writer, designed many of the most characteristic
illustrations to his works. These illustrations will be faithfully reproduced in
this edition. "Vanity Fair," being the first of that series of tales by which
THACKERAY won his place as a great writer, will be the first in this edition.
This story, the first volume of which is nearly ready for publication, will
contain a portrait of THACKERAY, engraved upon steel, after the famous drawing
by SAMUEL LAURENCE.
" The National Almanac and Annual
Record for 1864," published by GEORGE W. CHILDS, is admirably designed and
carefully prepared. It contains more than five hundred pages of facts and
statistics, any one of which may at any moment be worth more to almost any man
than the whole cost of the book. These are so arranged and classified that any
man of fair intelligence may, in a short time, know precisely where to look for
any fact respecting which he desires information. The work we consider to be an
indispensable one for any man who has ever occasion to refer to a fact or figure
longing to the military,
political, or financial transactions of the past year, whether at home or
"The Annual of Scientific
Discorery or, Year Book of Facts in Science and Art, for 1864," edited by DAVID
WELLS, and published by Gould & Lincoln, is also one of those indispensable
works of reference for which we can not be too grateful to editor and
SENATE.—April 27. The following
House bills were passed: For the prevention and punishment of frauds in relation
to the names of vessels ; fixing certain additional rules and regulations for
preventing collisions on the water to regulate the remeasurement of tonnage of
ships and vessels of the United States ; and to provide for the collection of
hospital dues on vessels of the United States sold or transferred in foreign
ports.—Mr. Wilson reported a bill concerning the subsistence and pay of the
army, which makes the ration the same as it was at the beginning of the war, and
pays to the non-commissioned officers and privates $2 per month, that being
something more than the cost between the present ration and the old one.—The
consideration of the bill to provide a national currency, secured by the pledge
of the United States bonds, etc., was resumed, but no vote was reached.—April
28. Mr. Chandler reported adversely on the memorial of the convention of
commercial men of Ohio Valley, praying for the improvement by Congress of the
navigation of the Ohio River.—The following bills were passed: Granting
honorable discharges to coal heavers and firemen in the navy; for the relief of
the clerks in the Kittery and Philadelphia navy-yards; to change and define the
boundaries of the judicial districts of West and East Virginia; and the joint
resolution for the classification of the clerks of paymasters in the navy and
the graduation of their pay.—The joint resolution from the House to increase for
sixty days the present duties of foreign imports fifty per centum, except
printing paper, was also adopted after an ineffectual attempt to introduce
several amendments.—April 29. Mr. Ramsay introduced a bill for the benefit and
better management of the Indians, by which the President is authorized to locate
them upon new reservations.—Mr. Henderson offered a joint resolution, which was
adopted, to provide for the printing of the report of the Committee, of which
Major-General Irwin M'Dowell was President, to examine into cotton speculations
and frauds on the part of officers in the West.—Mr. Nesmith called up the Senate
bill to establish branch mints at Carson City, Nevada, and Dalles City, Oregon.
An amendment striking out Carson City was adopted, and the bill passed. The
National Currency bill came up in order, but no result was reached.----April 30.
A bill was introduced establishing a Board of Examiner's of candidates for all
civil offices or promotions in such offices excepting those appointed by the
President.—Mr. Sumner offered a resolution requesting the President to
communicate to the Senate the opinion of the Attorney-General as to the rights
of colored persons in the army and elsewhere ; but Mr. Powell objected, and
consequently the proposition was laid over.—A bill granting land for a railroad
in Minnesota was passed.—The National Bank bill was taken up in Committee of the
Whole, the Finance Committee's amendment taxing banks agreed to, and the bill
was then reported to the Senate. At this stage of the proceedings, there being
no quorum present, the Senate adjourned.—May 2. The bill to grant pre-emption to
certain lands in California was passed, as was also the Senate bill to regulate
the foreign and coasting trade on the northern frontiers of the United States.—A
resolution was adopted for the provision of additional grounds for the cemetery
at the Soldiers' Home in Washington.—The National Currency bill was taken up,
and after some slight amendments was laid over.—The bill appropriating
$25,000,000 for the pay of the hundred-day volunteers from the Western States
was discussed and put to vote; but no quorum appeared and the Senate
adjourned.----May 3. The Senate non-concurred in the House amendments to the
army appropriation bill, and asked a committee of conference.—Mr. Sherman called
up the following resolution : That a quorum of the Senate shall hereafter
consist of a majority of the Senators present duly qualified. After some remarks
the resolution was passed over until the following day.—The Senate passed the
bill appropriating $25,000,000 for the pay of the hundred-day volunteers.
House.—April 27. The House went
into Committee of the Whole on the Internal Tax bill, and a great variety of
amendments were adopted, generally increasing the rates of taxation.—The
Committee then rose, and Mr. Garfield reported a joint resolution appropriating
$25,000,000 to pay for arming, equipping, clothing, subsistence, transportation,
and pay of Western Volunteers for a period not less than 100 days, which was
passed.—Mr. Fenton reported the Senate bill authorizing the Secretary of the
Treasury to increase the compensation of Inspectors of Customs, not to exceed $4
a day, which was also passed.—April 28. The House, in Committee of the Whole,
resumed consideration of the Internal Revenue bill. Amendments were adopted
taxing bank circulation one-fourth of one per cent. a month, and also taxing the
average capital stock of banks. A section was also agreed to to tax liquors on
hand on the 1st of May fifty cents a gallon. The bill was then passed, 102 to
33.—Messages were received from the President in regard to the condition of
loyal citizens in East Tennessee, and as to the appointment of Frank Blair as
Major-General. The message in reference to the latter subject stated that, when
Generals Blair and Schenck resigned their commissions, it was with the
understanding with the President and the Secretary of War that they could
withdraw their resignations whenever they wanted to and resume their military
rank. General Schenck denied that there was any such understanding in his case,
and asked leave to offer a resolution calling for the documents in the case,
which, however, was not granted.—April 29. The report and evidence in the case
of Mr. Blair, charged with a liquor speculation while at Vicksburg, were ordered
to be printed.—Mr. Schenck reported the Senate bill to legalize and increase the
pay of soldiers, giving notice that he would call it up at an early day. This
bill increases the pay of privates in the army, black and white alike, to $16 a
month, and of corporals to $18.--Mu Dawes offered a resolution calling upon the
President to communicate to the House copies of all letters, notes, telegrams,
orders, and other documents which have connection with the answer to the
resolution asking whether F. P. Blair holds any appointment or commission in the
military service.—Mr. Brooks offered an amendment calling for an examination
into the condition of the Treasury Department, and especially as to the bureau
in which the United States currency is printed. Upon this an excited and noisy
debate ensued. Finally Mr. Dawes's resolution was adopted, Mr. Brooks failing in
his motion.—The House took up the bill relative to providing a republican form
of Government for States subverted or overthrown by the Rebellion. Mr. Schofield
made a speech showing that slavery has been an element of discord in our
republican system, has produced the present contingency of affairs, and ought
therefore to be removed.—Mr. Stevens offered a substitute for the bill,
declaring that the Confederate States, by waging an unjust war, have no right to
claim exemption from the extreme rigors and rights of war: that none of the
States which have seceded with the consent of a majority of their citizens can
be tolerated and considered as within the Union, so as to be allowed a
representation in Congress, or take part in the political Government; that they
can not participate in our amendments to the Constitution, and, when amendments
thereto are proposed, they can be adopted by a vote of two-thirds of the
non-seceding States. Whenever the Federal forces conquer the seceding States
they shall be regarded as separate Territories, and be represented in the House
of Representatives the same as other Territories. ----April 30. A resolution for
a Special Committee to investigate the charges against the Treasury Department
was adopted, and Messrs. Garfield, Wilson, Davis, Fenton, and Jenckes,
Republicans, and Brooks, Stewart, Dawson, and Steele, Opposition, were appointed
said Committee.—The Army Appropriation bill was then taken up, the question
being on agreeing to the Senate's amendment thereto. The amendment placing
colored troops on an equality, as regards pay, rations, and allowances with
white soldiers, elicited a long discussion, but finally the amendment was
adopted by a vote of 51 against
49. -The evening session was devoted to political speeches.--May 2. The House
took up Mr. Wadsworth's resolution declaring that the powers not delegated to
the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are
reserved respectively to the States, or to the people, and that the Executive
can neither directly nor indirectly exercise any of the powers thus reserved, or
lawfully restrict or obstruct the exercise thereof by the people. Mr. Cox moved
to lay it upon the table, in order to get a square vote upon it. This was
disagreed to. Mr. Cox then asked for a vote directly on the resolution, which he
said merely affirmed the language of the Constitution, but the House referred it
to the Select Committee on the Rebellious States by a vote of 70 against 50.—A
message was received from
President Lincoln and read, giving the information
called for respecting the assignment of Mr. Blair, of Missouri, to a command in
the army.—The House passed the bill appropriating over a million of dollars to
indemnifying citizens of Minnesota for losses sustained and depredations
committed by Sioux Indians in that State.—The House also passed the Senate bill
appropriating two hundred and twenty-three thousand dollars to enable refugee
Indians in Kansas to return to their homes in the Cherokee country, and for
other relief, and the bill for the relief of the Weas and other Indians, making
an appropriation to reimburse them for their losses by the abstraction of their
bonds from the Interior Department.—At the evening session Messrs. Longyear,
Donnelly, Denison, Stevens, and Cravens made speeches on the bill for the
reconstruction of the rebel States.—May 3. The House unanimously passed a bill
providing that on and after the 1st of May the pay of privates in arms shall be
increased from $13 to $16 per month, and of non-commissioned officers as follows
: Corporals, $18; sergeants, $20; orderly-sergeants, $24 ; sergeant-majors, $26
per month; clerks to paymasters, $1200 per annum, etc.—Mr. Stevens reported
amendments to the Navy Appropriation bill, and the House concurred in them,
appropriating $7,200,000 for the completion of sixteen screw steam sloops,
$4,000,000 for the purchase and repair of vessels for Western waters, and
$3,000,000 for the purchase and charter of vessels for blockading purposes.—The
House concurred in the Senate amendment providing that the Naval Academy shall
be returned and re-established at
Annapolis before the commencement of the next
academic year.—The House resumed the consideration of the bill guaranteeing a
republican form of government to the States subverted or overthrown by the
rebellion, and the matter was debated at length by Messrs Gooch, Fernando Wood,
Kelley, and others.
News from the Red River to the
19th of April is to the effect that
General Banks, having strongly fortified
Grand Ecore, had marched out to meet the rebels, and that skirmishing had been
in progress for some days. Reinforcements for General Banks's army were going
forward. The Red River was falling, but the Mississippi was rising fast. General
Stone and others of the staff of General Banks had arrived at Alexandria, on
their way to
New Orleans. General Stone had been superseded by General Dwight. A
small Union fleet has gone up the Washita River. A
cavalry expedition had been
sent out on the north bank of the Red River, near Alexandria, by General Grover.
The Federal losses in the late battles foot up over 4000, and those of the enemy
are placed as high as 7000, which is probably an exaggeration. A rumor that
General Banks had fallen back to Alexandria has not been confirmed.
Advices from Camden, Arkansas,
say that General Steele's army is at that place. General Thayer joined General
Steele at Elkin's Ferry, on the Little Missouri River, where the rebels were
driven from a line of breast-works commanding the river bottom. The enemy next
made a stand at Prairie de Anna, which was fortified with a line of rifle-pits
and epaulements, for guns in barbette, a mile and a half long. General Steele
flanked their position, and General Price retreated, after a brisk fight, toward
Washington. General Steele pursued the rebels toward Washington, and then
suddenly turned and pushed for Camden. Price discovered the trick, and started
for Camden also. A desperate race ensued, and although heavy skirmishing
occurred all the way, Steele came out victor, and entered the enemy's
fortifications unopposed. Camden is strongly fortified with nine forts. All its
approaches are well guarded, and it can be held against a largely superior
force. The report that General Steele has occupied Shreveport is repeated by
persons arrived in New Orleans from Red River, but is probably premature.
The rebel ram Roanoke, which
assisted in the capture of Plymouth, North Carolina, was somewhat injured in the
fight, but it is reported that as soon as she is repaired the enemy will attempt
the capture of all the towns in North Carolina now held by our forces. From all
accounts General Wessels and his little band of 1500 veterans, at Plymouth,
fought like heroes for four days and nights, leaving the rebels dead in heaps in
every street, which they admit will number 1700.
The rebels in
attempted to blow up the Wabash frigate, on the 18th ult., with a torpedo-boat.
They were, however, discovered and repulsed. Commander Rowan gives the following
report of the affair: " On the night of the 18th the deck officer of the Wabash
discovered a dark object about one hundred and fifty yards distant from that
vessel, which corresponded in shape and movements to the torpedo-boat of the
rebels. It moved rapidly up against the tide till opposite the main-mast, and
then turned and stood directly for the ship. The men of the Wabash quickly
rushed to their quarters upon the beat of the gong, and when the supposed
torpedo-boat was about fifty yards distant round shot were fired at her from
each of the spardeck guns. A round shot is supposed to have struck and sunk her,
as she was seen no more after the first fire, and the second volley struck in
the immediate vicinity of the first."
The Army of the Potomac still
occupies its old position.
General Lee is reported to be massing a large force
on our front, near Orange Court House.
Beauregard's army from
the rebel force in Florida, are both said to have been brought to Virginia,
giving Lee an infantry force of eighty thousand, and a cavalry force of
General Grant is also concentrating a heavy force,
and conferences of our Generals are held frequently, evidently looking toward an
early movement. The town of Madison Court House was burned by our forces last
week, the troops having been fired upon from the houses by rebels, who took
refuge in them on our approach. A cavalry expedition from the Army of the
Potomac returned on 2d inst., after having visited Leesburg, Rectortown, and
Upperville. Near Upperville a portion of
Mosby's guerrilla band was encountered,
when a sharp fight ensued, which resulted in the loss to the rebels of two
killed and four wounded, and twenty-three taken prisoners.
General Butler's Department
unusual activity is reported.
A Richmond paper says that
provisions are scarce in that city, and that the town people will have to live
on half rations until the country people who have provisions to spare shall have
heard of the defeat of Grant's army.
The Union troops have evacuated
Little Washington, North Carolina, being needed elsewhere.
Four hundred exchanged Union
prisoners arrived at Fortress Monroe on the 1st instant. They were horribly
emaciated, and many of them entirely helpless.
The Committee to investigate the
Fort Pillow butchery have taken fifty-seven depositions, which more than confirm
the newspaper accounts of the massacre. Among the witnesses who were examined
was the negro who was buried alive. There is no doubt of the fact that one or
more persons were nailed through their flesh to pieces of wood, and then burnt
alive. Not only on the day of the surrender were such fiendish acts perpetrated,
but on the next day in cold blood.
A fire occurred at Wilmington,
North Carolina, on the 28th ult., by which about 4400 bales of cotton, 25
freight cars, the railroad offices, the rosin and oil works, cotton press, a
ship-yard, etc., were burned. The loss is estimated at $5,000,000. The
Confederate Government lose about $1,000,000.
The Richmond Examiner of the 29th
ult. says: "If we hold our own in Virginia until summer is ended, the North's
power of mischief every where will be gone. If we lose, the South's capacity for
resistance will be broken. The Confederacy has ample power to keep its place in
Virginia if its means are employed with energy and consistency, And this is the
last year of the war, whichever wins."
THE SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN WAR.
FRESH disaster has befallen the
Danes. On the 18th ult. the Prussians made a fierce assault on Duppel, which
they captured after a stubborn engagement. The loss of the Danes was 2600 men,
400 officers, and 90 guns; that of the Prussians amounted to about 600 killed
and wounded. The greater part of the Prussian army, immediately after the
engagement, was ordered into Jutland to occupy all that province and besiege
Fredericia. Nothing now remains to the Danes of the Duchy of Schleswig but the
island of Alsen, and even this, according to a dispatch from Hamburg, has
already been occupied by the Prussians.—The Conference met in London on the
19th, but adjourned to the 25th without organizing, to await further arrivals of
The entry of Garibaldi into
London took place on April 11, and was one of the greatest ovations the capital
of England has ever witnessed. At every step the General was greeted with
enthusiastic cheers. On the 16th he had another enthusiastic reception at the
Crystal Palace. The number present was estimated at from 25,000 to 30,000,
composed of all classes. Quite a sensation was created in all England by the
report that the General intended to bring his visit to a close and leave
immediately for Italy. The state of his health was assigned as a reason; but it
was believed, notwithstanding the denial by Earl Palmerston and the Moniteur,
that an outside pressure to induce him to quit the country had been brought to
bear upon the mind of the great Italian. He embarked for Caprera on the 26th,
having first issued an address to the people of England for their generous
The paternity of the famous Laird
iron-clads is said to have been acknowledged by the Pasha of Egypt, who, a
correspondent of the London Times asserts, states that he ordered their
It is stated that France,
England, and Russia had been completely reconciled by the efforts of Lord
Clarendon in Paris.
The demonstrations in England in
honor of the tercentenary of Shakspeare were in full progress. In Liverpool they
had gone off with great eclat. The Interdiction of the English Shakspeare
banquet at Paris was withdrawn on the 22d ult.
MAXIMILIAN AND MEXICO.
Maximilian accepted the crown
from the Mexican deputation at Miramar on the 10th of April. The formality was
conducted with great pomp. The new Emperor made a speech in reply to the
deputation, stating that he was convinced that the throne was voted by a great
majority of the Mexican people. After this he was addressed as Emperor and the
Archduchess as Empress. On the 18th the Emperor and Empress visited Rome,
receiving a most enthusiastic welcome. On the 19th they had an audience with the
Pope; and on the 20th left for Civita Vecchia, where they immediately embarked.
The subscriptions to the Mexican loan in France are said to be large.
AND NAVY ITEMS.
ON the 2d inst. the National
Guard of Ohio reported for active duty under the 100 days' call with greater
promptness than was expected. Returns have been received from all but 43
companies, and the strength, so far, is 34,914 men, which will be increased to
38,000 by organizations yet to report.
Commodore WILKES has been
sentenced to a public reprimand by the Secretary of the Navy, and suspension
from duty for three years, for disobedience of orders, insubordination, refusing
obedience to general orders, etc.
There are thirty-three war
vessels at the Brooklyn Navy-yard undergoing repairs.
By direction of the President the
Indian Territory and military post of Fort Smith, included in the Department of
Kansas, are transferred to the Department of Arkansas. Major-General BLUNT,
United States Volunteers, is about to repair to Fort Leavenworth, and report to
the commanding officer of the Department of Kansas for orders.
Major-General N. J. T. DANA has
been ordered West on a tour of inspection. General DANA formerly commanded the
United States forces in Texas.
It is stated that the Canonicus,
iron-clad, which recently left Boston, is of draft sufficiently light to operate
in the North Carolina waters.
Colonel OSBORNE, commanding a
regiment at Memphis, was recently murdered by some of his own soldiers, to whom
lie had made himself obnoxious.
On the 21st ult. an expedition in
boats from the gun-boats Niphon and Fort Jackson, under command of Captain BRECK
of the Niphon, proceeded to within seven miles of Wilmington, North Carolina,
where they succeeded in destroying the North Carolina Salt Works and other
property valued at over $100,000, and brought away fifty-five prisoners, workers
in the salt lines.
It is said that Major-General
HALLECK has been put in command of the Cavalry Bureau.
Our dispatches from New Orleans
report the burning by the rebels of large quantities of cotton on the Red River
as somewhat exaggerated. Not more than 75,000 bales have been thus destroyed.
The army Appropriation Bill
appropriates $2,715,000 for medicines, instruments, and dressings.
A draft was commenced in New
Jersey on the 3d inst., for a deficiency of eight thousand eight hundred and
fifty men on the two previous calls of the President.
General MARTINDALE, an
experienced and thorough soldier, will have command of a division under
Missouri's quota is said to be
full, except 530, and more than that number of colored volunteers are yet to be
Several important changes have
taken place in the Department of the South. General GILLMORE has been relieved
from duty at Hilton HEAD, and is succeeded by Brigadier-General JOHN P. HATCH.
Brigadier-General WILLIAM BIRNEY, of the colored troops, takes General HATCH'S
place in Florida.
Major-General WALLACE, in command
of the Middle Department, has issued an order from his head-quarters at
Baltimore, directing that all real estate, slaves, railroads, and bank stocks,
which are the property of those who have joined the rebel army and gone South to
abet the rebels, shall be forthwith turned over to the United States
It has been learned through
various sources that the rebel force that attacked Plymouth consisted of
eighteen regiments of infantry, three of cavalry, and sixty pieces of artillery.
Twelve of these regiments were borrowed from Lee's army; the rest were North
Carolina State troops. Three sections of the artillery were taken from Kinston,
two sections from Tarboro, four sections from Raleigh, and the rest from
Brigadier-General SEYMOUR, who
was in command at the time of the Florida disaster, has arrived in Washington.
It is understood that he is to have a command under General GRANT.
General BEAUREGARD is said to be
placed in command of the rebel forces in North Carolina. General PECK has been
removed by our Government from command in the same district, and General PALMER
appointed in his place.
Dispatches to the Western papers
state that General STEELE captured at Camden, Arkansas, nine fortifications of
great strength, fourteen hogsheads of sugar, four hundred barrels of molasses,
several tons of rock-salt, and three prisoners. The cotton for ten miles round
had been burned by PRICE, numbering two thousand bales.
A court-martial has been ordered
to try the publishers and correspondents of newspapers who have been guilty of
promulgating news contraband of war.
Admiral DAHLGREN has left
Washington to resume command of the iron-clad fleet off