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quarters, from his post at Sante Fé, New Mexi- dispersed them; captured one prisoner, four co: “What with the Navajos I have captured horses, four revolvers, one carbine, and some
a thann who have currendered, we have now lof the clothing of the entire partv.-GENERAT
ing came up with a squau oi reveis ai bunu-, w impresiimonio Musiing dom, about fifteen miles from Union City, and Tortugas, Florida, where they would be sent
under suitable guards by orders from the army on the second instant, within a few miles of Wilcommanders.-CAPTAIN Ross and twelve of liamsburgh, with arms in their hands, having his men, deserters from General Price's rebel been pushed forward by Massa Butler with a army, arrived at Van Buren, Arkansas.-COL- negro command on a foraging and thieving exOXEL A. D. STREIGHT made a report to the Com- pedition. Their names and military connection mittee on Military Affairs, of the lower house of were recorded as follows: James W. Cord and Congress, in relation to the treatment the Union P. F. Lewis, Fifth United States volunteers; officers and soldiers received from the rebel au- R. P. Armstead and John Thomas, Sixth United thorities at Richmond and elsewhere in the States volunteers. As they claimed to be ‘ButSouth.-(Doc. 106.)
ler's pets,' and it being understood that a great March 3.–The rebel schooner Arletta or Mar. affection and fondness for each other existed betha, was captured and destroyed off Tybee Is- tween them and the officers captured from the re
cent sacking and plunder expedition, Major Turland.
ner very considerately ordered that they be placed March 4.-The English steamer Don, while
in the cells occupied by their white co-patriots, attempting to run the blockade of Wilmington, cach being accommodated with a sable boon comN. C., was captured by the National steamer Pequot.—MICHAEL Hann was installed as Gov- panion. We are glad that our officials are in
clined to carry out Greeley's idea of amalgamaernor of Louisiana, at New Orleans. An address
tion of the races, so far as it affects the Yankee was made by General Banks, and other interest
prisoners in our care. It will result in mutual ing ceremonies performed.—ORDERS requiring
good. The only party likely to be seriously afthe draft to be made on the tenth instant were
fected, either in status or morals, is the negro. suspended.
The Yankee cannot be degraded lower; the negro March 5.—Yazoo City, garrisoned by one white probably can be.” and two negro regiments of National troops,
- Under the caption of “A Premium Uniwas attacked by a body of rebels under the com
form," the Richmond newspapers published mand of Ross and Richardson, who were repulsed
the following: “Recently Mrs. White, of Selma, after a severe contest.—(Doc. 109.)
Alabama, went through the lines to Lexington, -A Large force of rebel cavalry attacked Kentucky, and being a sister (Todd) of Mrs. ninety-three men of the Third Tennessee regi- Lincoln, was permitted to go on to Washingment at Panther Springs, East-Tennessee. The ton. On her return, several weeks ago, she was Union loss was two killed and eight wounded allowed to carry nothing back, save a uniform and twenty-two captured. The rebels had thirty for a very dear friend of hers who was battling killed and wounded.
in the Southern cause. The uniform arrived in March 6.-A cavalry force, sent out from the Confederacy several days since, and on inCumberland, Md., under command of Lieuten- spection all the buttons were found to be comant-Colonel Root, of the Fifteenth New-York posed of gold coin-two and a half, five, ten, cavalry, returned, having effectually destroyed and twenty-dollar gold pieces, set in the woodall the saltpetre works near Franklin, in Pen- en button and covered with confederate cloth. dleton County.—The English steamer Mary Ann, The gold thus brought through is valued at while attempting to run the blockade of Wil- between thirty and forty thousand dollars—all mington, N. C., was captured by the Union sewed upon a uniform.” steamer Grand Gulf.—The sloop G. Garibaldi was
-CONSIDÉRABLE excitement existed in Fredeseized at Jupiter Inlet, Florida, while trying to
rick and Washington counties, Md., growing out run the blockade with a cargo of cotton.
of rebel movements on the Virginia side of the March 7.—The first negro prisoners of war Potomac, supposed to be premonitory of a cavarrived in Richmond, Va., and were placed in alry raid through the upper counties of the State. Libby Prison. The Examiner thus noticed the fact: “They were genuine, sure members of the
-DECATUR, Alabama, was captured by the original Corps d'Afrique, ranging in color from National forces under the command of Brigadier
General Dodge. gingerbread-brown to tobacco-black, greasy and loud-smelling, encased in blue uniforms, close March 8.-Four Yankee negro soldiers, capbuttoned up to the chin. They were captured tured in James City County, were brought to
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this city yesterday and delivered at the Libby, of what you have done, and its reliance upon where they were distributed, as far as they would you for what there remains to do in the existgo, into the solitary cells of the Yankee officers ing great struggle, are now presented with this captured during the recent raid. This is a taste commission constituting you Lieutenant-Genof negro equality, we fancy, the said Yankee eral in the army of the United States. With officers will not fancy overmuch. The negroes this high honor devolves upon you also a correrepresent themselves as James W. Cord, com- sponding responsibility. As the country herepany C, Fifth United States volunteers; P. F. in trusts you, so, under God, it will sustain you. Lewis, company I, Fifth United States volun- I scarcely need to add that with what I have teers ; R. P. Armistead, company H, Sixth spoken for the nation, goes my own hearty perUnited States volunteers; John Thomas, ditto.—sonal concurrence." Richmond Whig.
To which General Grant replied as follows: -Tue rebel steamer Sumter was captured “Mr. President: I accept this commission on Lake George, Florida, by the National steamer with gratitude for the high honor conferred. Columbine, under the command of Acting Master With the aid of the noble armies that have fought J. C. Champion.-FORTY-EIGHT Union officers on so many fields for our common country, it will and over six hundred prisoners arrived at Fort- be my carnest endeavor not to disappoint your ress Monroe from Richmond, Va., for exchange.- expectations. I feel the full weight of the responThe steam-tug Titan, which was captured near sibilities now devolving on me, and I know that Cherry Stone Point, Va., was burned at Freeport if they are met, it will be due to those armies, on the Piankatank River.
and, above all, to the favor of that Providence March 9.-A fight took place near Suffolk, which leads both nations and men.”
The President then introduced the General Virginia, between a force of rebels and a portion of the Second Virginia colored regiment, com
to all the members of the Cabinet, after which manded by Colonel Cole, resulting in a loss of the company were seated and about half an hour twenty-five rebels, and twenty killed, wounded,
was spent in conversation. and missing of the Nationals.*
-Major-General Peck, in general orders, -Forty of the Thirtieth Pennsylvania caval- issued the following from his headquarters at ry were captured by guerrillas about a mile and Newbern, N. C. : “The moment when we are a half from Bristoc Station, Virginia. They threatened with an advance by the enemy, is the were surrounded and compelled to surrender. proper time to remind the gallant officers and Several of them afterward escaped.
soldiers of this command of the results of the re- The steamer IIillman was attacked by a
cent operations in North-Carolina. gang of guerrillas, stationed on the Missouri
“Besides the repulse of General Pickett's army shore opposite Island No. 18 in the Mississippi at Newbern, the following have been captured: River, and several persons were killed and Six officers, two hundred and eighty-one priswounded.
oners and dangerous rebels, five hundred con
trabands, two hundred and fifty arms and ac-PRESIDENT LINCOLN this afternoon formally presented to Major-General Grant his commis
coutrements, one hundred and thirty-cight horses sion as Lieutenant-General. The ceremony took
and mules, eleven bales of cotton, one piece of place in the Cabinet chamber in the presence of
artillery, caisson complete, one flag, many sadmany distinguished personages. General Grant
dles, harnesses, and wagons. Much property of
the rebel government has been destroyed from having entered the room, the President rose and addressed him thus :
inability to remove it, as appears by a partial * General Grant: The nation's appreciation
list: Two hundred and fifty thousand pounds of
pork, eighty barrels of lard, seventy-five barre's * The following is the Southern version of the story: of meat, twenty thousand bushels of corn, thirtyWeldon, March 9.—The enemy occupied Suffolk in force on two barrels of beef, five hogsheads of sugar, five Sunday. We attacked them to-day, and, after a short struzzle, thousand empty sacks, one corn-mill, drove them in a rout out of the town, killing a number, captur
wagons, ing one piece of artillery and a large quantity of commissary one ton of tobacco, eighteen mules, two wareand quartermaster stores. The enemy are flying to Portsmouth, houses of salt, and two extensive salt manufacburning bridges, and leaving every thing behind. We pursued
tories. Thousands of deserters have entered the them beyond Bernard's Mills, M. W. Ransou, Brig.-Gen. G. E. PICKETT, Major-Gen.
lines, and resumed their allegiance to the Federal