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patriots of this city will see the importance and aitacked the post. The Forest Rose, whose comnecessity of heeding this call.
mander was ever on the alert, was ready for “Those who love this city and the glorious them. A few well-directed shells stopped them cause in which we fight, will not hesitate to obey from planting their battery on the plank-road, the calls which patriotism makes."
and drove them off in confusion. The attempts
of the remainder to advance were frustrated by February 15.—Yesterday and to-day attacks
the Forest Rose. Captain Johnson says that were made upon the fort at Waterproof, La. The following account of the affair was given take his troops on board and throw them across
Captain Anderson asked repeatedly for me to by Lieutenant Commander Greer, of the steamer Rattler: “A force of about eight hundred cavalry, declined, and could only tell him to fight. After
the river, while in every request he (Johnson) of Harrison's command, on the fourteenth made an attack upon the post, driving in the pickets discontinued his requests to cross.
I got the enemy to retreat he felt more easy, and
I do not and pressing the troops very hard. Fortunately think Captain Anderson was intimidated, but, by for them the Forest Rose, was present. Captain the bad discipline of his officers and the incapaJohnson immediately opened a rapid fire on them, which drove them back. He got his ves
city of his men, he became panic-stricken. The
ram Switzerland arrived about the close of the sel under way and shelled the enemy wherever
fight and joined them. The rebel loss, as far as his guns would bear. They hastily retreated to the woods. This lasted from three to five P.M.
known, was seven killed, a number wounded,
who were taken off, and several prisoners, among At eight o'clock, the enemy attempted to make a dash into the town, but Captain Johnson, who
them a lieutenant, who were taken to Harrison.
Our loss was three killed and twelve wounded. was well advised as to their approaches, drove them back. Eight dead rebels and five prisoners
In the two days' fight the Forest Rose expended were left in our hands. Our loss was five killed two hundred and seventy shell.” and two wounded. Captain Johnson says some -COLONEL PAILLIPS, commanding the expediof the negroes fought well, but for want of proper tion to the Indian Territory, reported to General discipline a majority did not. Lieutenant Com- Thayer that he had driven the enemy entirely mander Greer arrived with the Rattler, after the out of that region, and in several skirmishes fighting was over. He then proceeded to Natchez, killed nearly a hundred rebels, and had captured reported the facts to Commander Post, and asked one captain and twenty-five men. him to send up reēnforcements. The next morn- -JUDGE Stewart, of the Provincial Court of ing he despatched two hundred men and some Admiralty, Nova Scotia, gave judgment that the howitzer ammunition to Waterproof. Upon capture of the Chesapeake was an act of piracy, arriving at that place on the fifteenth, he found and ordered restitution of the vessel and cargo that in the morning the enemy, who had been to the original owners. reēnforced in the night, and whose forces now consisted of two regiments of infantry and one
February 16.—An engagement took place beof cavalry, and four pieces of artillery, had again tween the rebel fort at Grant's Pass, near Mobile,
and the National gunboats.—The British steamer General Dabney 11. Maury, in command at Mobile, on the Pet was captured by the United States gunboat thirteenth despatched the following letter to R. H. Slough, the
Montgomery. The capture was made near WilMayor of that city :
" My Dear Sir : I see but little disposition on the part of non- mington, N. C. The Pet was from Nassau, for combatants to leave Moblie. Please use every means in your Wilmington, with an assorted cargo of arms, shot, porer to induce them to do so without delay.
“ The Governor of Alabama assures me that he will take shell, and medicines, for the use of the rebel arny. measures to secure to the people an asylum in the upper region She was a superior side-wheel steamer, of seven of country bordering the river above here. I cannot belleve hundred tons burthen, built in England expressly that the kind and hospitable people of Mobile, who have for years for Southern blockading purposes. She had been opening their homes to the homeless refugees from other parts of the Confederacy, will fail to receive a really welcome made numerous successful trips between Nassau and kind protection during the attack on their homes. and Wilmington. — The blockading steamer " Patriotism demands that they leave the city for a while to
Spunky was chased ashore and destroyed while those who can defend it. Prudence urges that they make no unnecessary delay in going.
attempting to run the blockade of Wilmington, "I will assist you here with transportation. The Governor N. C. says he will make proper arrangements for their reception and entertainment above."
February 17.-The United States steam-sloop
Hlousatonic was destroyed by a torpedo in the San Luis Pass, by the National schooner Virharbor of Charleston, S. C.-(Doc. 84.)
ginia. February 18.-An expedition, consisting of February 21.--A plot to escape, set on foot by four hundred men belonging to the National cav. the rebel prisoners confined at Columbus, Ohio, alry, under General Gregs, left Warrenton, Va., was discovered and frustrated. last night, to examine the country in the direc
February 22.—Two companies of the Thirtytion of Middleburgh and Aldie. This evening fourth Kentucky infantry (A and I) were enthe party returned, bringing in twenty-eight of gaged in a band-to-hand encounter of about four Mosby's rebel guerrillas and fifty-one horses. hours' duration, against superior numbers of the On their return they were charged on by the
enemy. The rebels, about five hundred strong, rest of the guerrilla band, for the purpose of attacked them at Powell's River Bridge, Tenn., retaking their fellows, but the charge was re
at six o'clock A.m., and after making four sepapulsed, and one more prisoner added to those rate charges on the bridge, which were gallantly already in the hands of the Union cavalry.
met and repulsed, the rebels were driven from February 19.—A fight took place at Waugh's their position and compelled to retreat in disorFarm, twelve miles north-east of Batesville, Ark. der, leaving horses, saddles, arms, etc., on the About a hundred men, coinposed of company I,
field. They took most of their dead and woundEleventh Missouri cavalry, and Fourth Arkansas cd with them. infantry, under command of Captain William
There were a great many daring acts of bravCastle, of the Eleventh Missouri, out on a for- ery committed; but as the whole affair is one of aging expedition, with a large train of wagons in the most brilliant of the war, it would be almost
impossible to make any distinction. There is charge, were attacked by three hundred men under Rutherford. They were taken by surprise, one, however, that is well worth recording. The but fought desperately against greatly superior attack was made by infantry, while the cavalry
prepared for a charge. The cavalry was soon in The rebels retreated across White River, hav- line and moving on the bridge; on they came in
a steady, solid column, covered by the fire of ing lost six killed and ten wounded. Of the Nationals, Captain Castle and private Alfred Wil their infantry. In a moment the Nationals saw
their perilous position, and Lieutenant Slater gus, of company I, Eleventh Missouri ca valry, and a man of the Fourth Arkansas infantry,
called for a volunteer to tear up the boards to were killed Wounded—Sergeant F. M. Don- prevent their crossing. There was some hesitaaldson, severely in the thigh and abdomen ; Wil- tion, and in a moment all would have been lost,
had not one William Goss (company clerk of liam Ball, severely in the foot; John H. Brandon, in both hands and breast , slightly; all of company I) leaped from the intrenchments
running to the bridge under the fire of about company I, Eleventh Missouri. The Nationals lost forty prisoners, mostly river, and returned unhurt. This prevented the
four hundred guns, threw ten boards off into the teamsters, about thirty horses, and sixty wagons
capture of the whole force. -- Louisville Journal. were burnt, and the teams, six mules to each, carried off. ---Sergeant Spencer's Account.
--A Fight occurred near Mulberry Gap, Tenn., - The Twenty-first, Forty-seventh, and One
between the Eleventh Tennessee cavalry and a Hundred and Eighteenth regiments of Indiana body of rebels, in which the National troops were volunteers, returned to Indianapolis, and met
obliged to retreat. with an enthusiastic welcome.
-LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J. B. Hood, of the February 20.- The battle of Olustee, Florida,
rebel army, in an address to his old division,
concludes as follows: was fought this day by the National forces under the command of General Seymour and the rebels
“A stern conflict is before us; other hardunder General Cæsar Finnegan.-(Doc. 87.)
ships must be borne, other battles fought, and
other blood shed; but we have nothing to fear -The rebel schooner Henry Colthurst, from if we only prove ourselves worthy of independKingston, Jamaica, with a cargo of the muni- ence—it is ours, but our armies must deliver us. tions of war for the confederate government, and With them we must blaze a highway through other articles of merchandise, was captured, near our enemies to victory and to peace. In the trials
and dangers that are to come, I know you will | Grant. The Twenty-third regiment also left Bosclaim an honorable share, and win new titles to ton for Newport News, Va. the admiration and love of your country; and in the midst of them, whether I am near you or far
February 24. – A police magistrate at St. from you, my heart will be always there ; and John's
, New-Brunswick, ordered the Chesapeake when this struggle is over, I shall look upon no
pirates to be committed to be surrendered to the spectacle with so much pleasure as upon my old United States, upon charges of robbery, piracy,
and inurder. comrades, who have deserved so well of their country, crowned with its blessings and encom- February 25.-The following was published passed by its love."
in Richmond, Va. : -A SMALL force of National troops left Hil
“General Bragg has been assigned to duty in ton Head, S. C., in transports, and proceeded Richmond as consulting and advisory General. up the Savannah River to Williams's Island, We regard the appointment as one very proper,
and believe that it will conduce to the advancearriving at that place about dark yesterday. A company of the Fourth New-Hampshire regi
ment and promotion of the cause. General Bragg ment landed in small boats and made a reconnois
has unquestionable abilities, which eminently fit sance, in the course of which they met a small him for such a responsible position. The counbody of the enemy. The Nationals lost four men try will be pleased to see his experience and inof the Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania. This morning
formation made use of by the President. His the Union forces withdrew, bringing twenty pris- patriotism and zeal for the public service are oners. The reconnoissance was highly success.
fully recognized and appreciated by his countryful.
The duties of the commander-in-chief, -This morning, about eleven o'clock, as a
who, under the constitution, can be no other detachment of the Second Massachusetts cavalry,
than the President, are most arduous, and reunder command of Captain J. S. Read, who had quire much aid and assistance as well as ability been out on a scouting expedition, were return
and experience. General Bragg has acquired,
by long service, that practical experience necesing toward Dranesville, Va., on the way to Vienna, they were attacked on the Dranesville Pike, sary to the position to which he is assigned by about two miles from the latter place, by a gang
the general order published in to-day's Enquirer. of rebel guerrillas, supposed to be under Mosby, nature of this appointment of General Brags. He
“An erroneous impression obtains as to the concealed in the pines. In the detachment of the Second Massachusetts there were one hun-Constitution of the confederate States makes
is not and cannot be commander-in-chief. The dred and fifty men, while Mosby had at least be.
the President the commander-in-chief. General tween two and three hundred men. The Second
Bragg is detailed for duty in Richmond 'under' Massachusetts were fired upon from the dense
the President. He does not rank General Lee pine woods near Dranesville, and retreated. Af
nor General Johnston. He cannot command or terward eight of their men were found dead and seven wounded, and at least fifty or seventy-five dent. His appointment has been made with the
direct them, except by command of the Presi were taken prisoners, or missing. Among the knowledge and approval of Generals Cooper, Lee, prisoners was Captain Manning, of Maine. Cap. Johnston, and Beauregard, all his superiors in tain J. S. Read, the commander of the detachment, was shot through the left lung, and died a
rank, who, knowing and appreciating the useful
ness and ability of General Brags, concur in his few moments after being wounded.
appointment by the President.—Richmond EnFebruary 23.—On the publication of the
quirer. rency bill, passed by the rebel Congress, a panic seized the people of Richmond, and many trades
-Fort Powell, situated below Mobile, Ala., men closed their shops. Brown sugar sold for was bombarded by the ships belonging to the trvelve dollars and fifty cents by the hogshead, National flcct. —Tae British sloop Two Brothers, and whiskey, which a few days before sold for from Nassau, N. P., was captured in Indian twenty dollars a gallon, could not be purchased for River, abreast of Fort Capron, Florida, by the one hundred and twenty dollars. The Second National bark Roebuck. Massachusetts regiment of infantry left Boston, February 27. -- Brigadier-General James H. to rejoin the Twelfth army corps, under General | Carleton sent the following to the National head
quarters, from his post at Sante Fé, New Mexi- dispersed them; captured one prisoner, four
“What with the Navajos I have captured horses, four revolvers, one carbine, and some and those who have surrendered, we have now of the clothing of the entire party.-GENERAL over three thousand, and will, without doubt, Judson KILPATRICK, in command of a considersoon have the whole tribe. I do not believe able body of National cavalry, lest Stevensthey number now much over five thousand, all burgh, Va., for the purpose of surprising the told. You have doubtless seen the last of the city of Richmond, and releasing the Union prisNavajo war; a war that has been continued with oners there.—(Doc. 134.) but few intermissions for the past one hundred February 29. - Major-General Fred. Steele, and eighty years; and which, during that time, from his headquarters at Little Rock, issued an has been marked by every shade of atrocity, address to the people of Arkansas, announcing brutality, and ferocity which can be imagined, the initiation of proceedings for the restoration or which can be found in the annals of conflicts of the civil law, and the establishment of order between our own and the aboriginal race. I beg throughout the State.—The schooner Rebel, to congratulate you, and the country at large, on while attempting to run the blockade, was capthe prospect that this formidable band of rob- tured by the National bark Roebuck, off Indian bers and murderers have at last been made to River, Florida.—Tue rebel schooners Stingray succumb.
and John Douglass, when off Velasco, Texas, “To Colonel Christopher Carson, First caval- were captured by the Union gunboat Penobscot. ry New Mexican volunteers, Captain Asa B. Carey, United States army, and the officers and den with cotton, were captured by the National
- The schooners Camilla and Cassie Holt, lamen who have served in the Navajo campaign, vessel Virginia, off San Luis Pass. the credit for these successes is mainly due. “The untiring labors of Major John C. McFer
March 1.-President Lincoln signed the bill ran, United States army, the chief quartermaster creating a Lieutenant-General of the Army of the of the department, who has kept the troops in United States, and immediately after nominated that distant region supplied in spite of the most Major-General Grant for that position.—The discouraging obstacles and difficulties--not the English steamer Scotia was captured while enleast of these the sudden dashes upon trains and deavoring to run the blockade of Wilmington, herds in so long a line of communication-de- N. C.--FRANCISCO Garde, while riding two miles serves the special notice of the War Depart from his residence, two miles south of the village ment."
of Kinderhook, Illinois, was waylaid and shot by -The United States bark Roebuck captured a party of rebel sympathizers. The British the British sloop Nina, in Indian River, Flo- schooner. Lauretta, with a cargo of salt, was caprida. -An expedition from the United States tured by the National bark Roebuck, two miles steamer Tahoma destroyed some important from the entrance of Indian River, Florida. rebel salt-works, situated on Goose Greek, March 2.-General Custer's expedition, which Florida.-(Doc. 90.)
left Culpeper on the twenty-eighth of FebruFebruary 28.—General Custer, with a body of ary to coöperate with the forces under General National cavalry left headquarters at Culpeper Kilpatrick, returned this day with only four Court-House, Va., to cooperate with the force men wounded slightly, and one rather badly. under General Kilpatrick, in his expedition to He captured and brought in about fifty prisRichmond, Va.-(Doc. 133.)
oners, a large number of negroes, some three -THREE blockade-runners were captured in
hundred horses, and destroyed a large quanBrazos River, Texas, by the United States tity of valuable stores at Stannardsville, besteamer Penobscot.-COLONEL RICHARDSON, the
sides inflicting other damage to the rebels.noted rebel guerrilla, was captured at a point (Doc. 133.) below Rushville, south of the Cumberland Riv- -PRESIDENT LINCOLN directed that the sener.— A DETACHMENT of the Seventh Tennessee tences of all deserters who had been condemned cavalry, which left Union City yesterday in pur- to death, by court-martial, and that had not suit of guerrillas, just before daylight this morn- been otherwise acted upon by him, be mitigated ing came up with a squad of rebels at Duke- to imprisonment during the war at the Dry dom, about fifteen miles from Union City, and Tortugas, Florida, where they would be sent