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New York, with a magnificent regimental | men. The regiment is accompanied by Capt. standard. Senator Solomon Foote, of Ver- Ingall's cornet band, of seventeen performers. mont, replied to the presentation in an eloquent They left Fort Snelling on Saturday week, and and patriotic manner on behalf of Colonel were ordered to report at Harrisburg on the Whiting.-(Doc. 42.)
26th, but as they reached there on the 25th, -Tue Second Wisconsin Regiment, com
after a hurried travel of over 1,800 miles, they manded by Col. Coon, arrived in Washington concluded to report at Washington. They are this morning. They number 1,046 men, with
a hardy-looking set of men, some of them of a gray uniform. They are stalwart men who enormous size, all of them well disciplined and appear to be able to stand all the vicissitudes equipped, and only one sick man on the list, of active service. They met with cordial greet- trimmed with black, and a black felt hat, ac
The uniform consists of plain gray cassimere, ings at Cleveland and other places on the way. -(Doc. 43.)
cording to the army regulation. June 26.-Gen. McClellan, in a despatch to
- CORPORAL Hayes and twelve men belongan officer of the Navy in Cincinnati, states that ing to Col. Wallace's regiment of Zouaves, the interview which Gen. Buckner has reported while scouting on Patterson's Creek, twelve was strictly private and personal; that it was
miles east of Cumberland, Md., encountered a repeatedly solicited, and that he gave no pledge party of rebels numbering about forty. A whatever on the part of the authorities at sharp engagement ensued. Seventeen of the Washington that United States troops should enemy were killed, and a number wounded. not enter Kentucky. The only result of the One of Hayes's party was killed, and himself interview as he understood it, was, that Con- badly wounded. -(Doc. 45.) federate troops should be confined to Confed- -The Sixteenth Regiment N. Y. S. V. passerate soil, so far as Kentucky was concerned.ed through New York en route to the seat of -N, Y. Erening Post, June 27.
war. Before leaving the city the regiment was —The address of the Sanitary Commission presented with a regimental flag by the wife to the citizens of the United States was pub- of G. Howland. The dress of the soldiers is lished.-(Doc. 44.)
of the United States army pattern, ard all the -A Flag was raised upon the flagstaff on
officers wear the regulation uniform, with felt North Hill, Needham, Mass. It was run up hats and plumes. The commander of the regiby Newell Smith, Esq., one of the oldest in- ment, Col. Thomas A. Davies, is a graduate of habitants of the town, and saluted by the firing West Point, and served in the war with Mexiof cannon on a neighboring hill, the “Star-co. The men are volunteers from the region Spangled Banner" by Flagg's Band, and the of country about Albany, and northward as far cheers of the spectators. A public meeting as Plattsburgh.—(Doc. 46.) ) was organized, and addresses were made by June 27.—John C. Fremont arrived at BosRev. Messrs. Green, Atwood, and Emerson, all ton, Mass., this morning, in the steamer Europa, of Needham, and by Major Wright and Solo- from Liverpool, bringing with him a large asmon Flagg, Esq. An original poem was deliv- sortment of valuable arms for the Government, ered by Benjamin G. Kimball, Esq., and an - Boston Transcript, June 28. ode, written for the occasion, by Hon. E. W. -At three o'clock this morning George P. B. Canning, of Stockbridge, was sung by the Kane, marshal of police of Baltimore, Md., was people to the air of “ America."— Boston Tran-arrested at his house by order of Gen. Banks, script, June 28.
and conveyed to Fort McHenry, where he is -The First Minnesota Regiment of Infan- held a prisoner. try, commanded by Colonel Willis A. Gorman, Gen. Banks issued a proclamation, naming passed through Baltimore on its way to Wash- John R. Kenly, of the Maryland regiment, as ington. The full regiment makes an aggregate provost marshal, and superseding the powers of 1,046 men all told, but only nine companies of the police commissioners. Kenly is to exerwere on the march. This is accounted for by cise supreme control over the police departthe fact that Company A was left at Fort Snell- ment until some known loyal citizen is aping, and this decreases the command to 910 pointed to act as marshal.
The proclamation gives as the reason for the the recognition of the Southern Confederacy, arrest of Kane, that he is known to be aiding if a reconciliation by peaceable means should and abetting those in armed rebellion to the become impossible. The assembly was adGovernment, and is at the head of an armed dressed by Thomas F. Bayard, William G. force, which he has used to conceal rather than Whitely, and ex-Governor Temple, and others. detect acts of treason to the Government.--(Doc. 60.) (Doc. 48.)
-THE “Camp Record,” a folio newspaper, --The Board of Police of Baltimore, Md.,
was issued yesterday from the camp at Hagerspablished a protest against the arrest of Mar- town, Md., by a party of printers belongshal Kane, declaring the act of General Banks ing to the Wisconsin Regiment. The object " an arbitrary exercise of military power, not announced is to meet a want by supplying warranted by any provision of the Constitution
a convenient medium of communicating to or laws of the United States,” and Mayor friends at home all matters pertaining to the Brown approved the protest. Moreover, the little world of the 6th Brigade; but another Board declared that, while the Board, yielding
reason may fairly be supposed, and that is the to the force of circumstances, would do noth- “ irrepressible” impulse in the breasts of four ing to increase the present excitement, or ob- editors and forty compositors, of the Wisconsin stract the execution of such measures as Major- Regiment, to keep their hands and pens in General Banks might deem proper to take on practice. When they finish up the war on his own responsibility for the preservation of hand, these American soldiers will return to the peace of the city and public order, they the desk and the case. The next number will conld not, consistently with their views of offi- be issued “The day after the editors get to cial duty and of the obligations to their oaths Richmond!"—N. Y. Tribune, June 30. of office, recognize the right of any of the officers and men of the police force, as such, to
—The Fifth Regiment of Maine Volunteers, receive orders and directions from any other commanded by Colonel Mark H. Dunnell, of authority than from the Board; and that, in Portland, passed through New York on its the opinion of the Board, the forcible suspen- way to the seat of war. It was received by sion of their functions suspends at the same
a committee of several hundred of the Sons time the active operations of the Police law, of Maine resident in New York, and was esand puts the officers and men off of duty for the corted by them through Battery Place and present, leaving them subject, however, to the Broadway to the front of the City Hall, where rules and regulations of the service as to their the presentation of a banner took place. The personal conduct and deportment, and to the banner is a regimental ensign, regulation size, orders which the Board might see fit hereafter of blue silk, bordered with heavy, yellow fringe, to issue, when the illegal suspension of their and supported by a lancewood staff
, surmounted fanctions should be removed.”— Baltimore by a gilt spear. The arms of the State of American, June 28.
Maine and of the United States, combined in a
shield, appear on both sides. The motto of -The following proclamation was received
the State of Maine, “Dirigo," and the numerito-day at Washington:
cal title of the regiment, appear above the HEAD-QUARTERS ARMY OF POTOMAC, Manassas Junction, June 25, 1861.
shield, and the following inscription appears On and after Sunday, the 30th instant, no below: “Freedom and Union, now and forperson whatsoever, with or without passports, ever, one and inseparable." The ceremonies (except from the War Department,) will be commenced with a prayer. The presentation permitted to enter the lines occupied by the speech was read by J. T. Williams. The Army of the Potomac with intention to pass regiment contains 1,046 men, who are fully thence or thereafter into the United States or armed and equipped. Their uniform is gray the lines of the enemy.
throughout, with drab felt hats, regulation patBrig. Gen. BEAUREGARD. tern. The officers are also uniformed in gray, Thos. JORDAN, A. A. Adj't Gen.
with regulation hats. The arms consist of the -Ar Dover, Delaware, a meeting was held Springfield musket and common bayonet.at which resolutions were adopted advocating | (Doc. 49.)
VOL. II.-DIARY 3
June 28. The steamer Pawnee arrived at their retreat swam out to the Freeborn-one the Navy Yard at Washington this morning, of the men carrying on his back a wounded bringing the dead body of Capt. James H. comrade named Bess, who had four musket WARD, of the steamer Freeborn, who was killed balls shot into him. John Williams, coxswain in an engagement yesterday, while attempting of the third cutter, received a flesh wound in the to cover a landing at Matthias Point, on the leg while waving the Stars and Stripes, which Potomac River.
he carried in his hand the whole time, behaving The Freeborn was off the Point reconnoi- most gallantly under the hottest fire. The tring, when Capt. Ward discovered indications American ensign, which he never ceased of a movement for the erection of a battery at to wave, was pierced with nineteen musket that Point by the rebel soldiers encamped near balls. Only three men of the boats were there. On Wednesday night he sent up to the wounded, and the only life lost was that of the Pawnee at Acquia creek for Capt. Owens to gallant Ward, who, the moment the enemy was send him a reinforcement of two boats' crews discovered, blew the signal for the crews to to assist in effecting a landing. Two small cut- come aboard, and instantly opened on the foe ters' crews were sent down to the Freeborn, with his heavy guns. under Lieut. Chaplain, and with them a boat's While the crews were engaged on the breastcrew from the Freeborn, numbering from thirty works, a slave, belonging to Dr. Hooe, apto forty men in all. Lieut. Chaplain the next proached the shore with a white flag on a pole, morning effected a landing, and succeeded in and getting aboard the Freeborn, informed driving in the rebel pickets. Finding prepa- Capt. Ward that the enemy were in the underrations for the erection of a rebel battery there, brush near by, one thousand strong. Still the it was determined to throw up breastworks and work was continued, and made ready, as the mount guns thereon to give the enemy a warm event turned, for the rebels to occupy with reception should they attack the crews. Ac- guns.-(Doc. 55.) cordingly the men were set to work, under
-A Georgia Regiment arrived in Richmond, cover of the Freeborn's guns, at throwing up a Va., without arms, the Governor of Georgia sandbag breastwork, and succeeded in working refusing to allow more arms to be taken from four hours and a half, and got their works com- the State.—Richmond Examiner, June 29. pleted about five in the evening. They then went to the boats to go on board for guns to
-Eigar companies of rebel infantry and mount on the work, when, just as they were
cavalry went from Knoxville, Tenn., to Oum
berland and Wheeler's Gap, to guard those embarking, they were surprised by the rebels, estimated at from one thousand to fifteen hun- places and prevent the federal troops from dred strong, who poured in a heavy and con
passing through Kentucky to the aid of the
Union men in East Tennessee. They were entinuous fire of musketry upon them from the bushes near by. Under cover of the
countered by the Union men in the mountains. guns
of the Freeborn the crews precipitately made for – Louisville Journal, July 2. the steamer, leaving a few of the men on shore,
—The Thirtieth Regiment N. Y. S. V. from the guns of the Freeborn meanwhile opening Albany, under the command of Colonel Edward with activity and precision apparently upon Frisbie; the Thirty-second N. Y. S. V., under the enemy, who were concealed by the under- the command of Colonel Matheson, and Colonel brush. Some ten shell were thrown among
E. D. Baker's California Regiment, left New them, with what effect could not be seen, York for the seat of war.—The latter for Forowing to their position.
tress Monroe.—(Doc. 50.) Captain Ward behaved with great coolness, -The Charleston (S. C.) Courier, of to-day, standing by the guns and directing the fire. prints the following from a private letter reWhen his gunner received a wound in the ceived from Manassas Junction : thigh, which disabled him, he immediately “Our force is less than has been supposed. took his place, and was sighting the gun Two days ago it consisted of only about 7,000, when he received a Minie musket ball, which and so also are all our forces at other points killed him almost instantly.
smaller than is supposed. Johnson, when he The men left on the shore by the boats in evacuated Harper's Ferry, had not more than
7,000 effective men. Two thousand joined him ties of Warren, Essex, Washington, and Saraabout that time, and in one way and another, toga. They belong to the class of hardy and he has now a force of about 10,000 men. It industrious woodsmen, and intelligently underwas a military necessity, and he is the man to stand the questions which underlie the present make the most of it. These facts account for contest.-N. Y. Tribune, June 30. the retreating and apparent indisposition to
-The First Regiment of New Jersey Vol. meet the foe. Their invasion of Virginia, and
unteers left Trenton this morning for Washour inability to repel them, have been the result
ington in twenty-one cars, at 8 o'clock.—The of the strange notion that we are engaged in a second and Third Regiments left this afternoon five years' war, and of the consequent policy by way of the Camden and Amboy Railroad. of rejecting, six weeks ago, at Montgomery, The tents and other equipage which Quarterover 100,000 troops offered for twelve months. master-General Perine had, under the direction The scheme of requiring them for three years of Governor Olden, and at the request of the or the war, has produced great delay in the War Department, supplied them, went with organization of the Southern army, and we are each regiment.-N. Y. World, June 29. still very deficient, although now there is a
June 29.—Colonel Allen of the First Regijected. Our reliance, at present, is solely in ment N. Y. S. V., was arrested at Fortress the superior morale and desperate valor of our Monroe for court martial, by order of General soldiers, and in the ability and judgment of our
Butler.-The Eleventh Regiment of Massachugenerals. Our cause has been greatly impeded setts Volunteers, under the command of Colonel and imperilled by this idea of a five years' war, George Clark, Jr., left Boston for the seat of which nothing but the effect of this backward- war. The regiment, previous to their starting, ness can produce.”
were encamped at Camp Cameron. They
were enlisted in April last, and sworn into -Petitions for compromise, addressed to the United States service about three weeks the President of the United States, which had
ago. They number 950 men, and are all been secretly circulated throughout the city of
armed with new smooth-bore Springfield musNew York, were seized at the office of Fred- kets. In point of equipage, no regiment, pererick A. Guion. Mr. Guion issued an earnest haps, has exceeded the Eleventh. Their campremonstrance against the seizure.-(Doc. 61.)
ing arrangements are complete, and they will -COLONELS MAGRUDER and HARDEE were ap- enter upon their duties with no less than twenpointed Brigadier-Generals in the Confederate ty-five baggage wagons, and eighty horses. So army.—The Nashville (Tenn.) City Council ap- .complete, indeed, are their arrangements that propriated $750,000 for a residence for the they will be dependent on the Government for President of the Southern Confederacy, as an nothing except food and ammunition.—N. Y. indacement to remove the capital there.—The News, June 30. State Treasurer of Georgia gave notice that on
-THE steamer St. Nicholas was captured in account of the war with the Anti-Slavery the Potomac River, by a party of secessionists. States, the interest on the coupons and bonds
The steamer left Baltimore, having on board of that State payable in New York, must be re
about fifty passengers. deemed at Savannah.—An advertisement an- went aboard previous to her departure, was a
Among those who nounces the reopening of the Confederate loan
very respectable “French lady,” who was at several places in Georgia. It says that only heavily veiled, and, pleading indisposition, she $11,000,000 of the $15,000,000 have been sub
was immediately shown to her state-room, scribed for.-Nashville Union, June 28.
where she was kindly cared for by the females -GENERAL Banks at Fort McHenry issued
on board. There were also a party of about a proclamation nullifying the protest and acts twenty-five men dressed in the garb of meof the late police board of Baltimore.—(Doc. 52.) chanics, carrying with them carpenters, tinners,
-The Twenty-second Regiment N. Y. S. V., blacksmiths', and other tools. When near Point left Albany, N. Y., for the seat of war. The Lookout, the “French lady” appeared on deck, regiment is commanded by Colonel Walter not in crinoline, but in the person of a stalwart Phelps, and is composed of men from the coun- man, who was immediately surrounded by the party of mechanics above alluded to. Captain -A SKIRMISH took place at Bowners, twelve Kirwan of the steamer, demanded an explana- miles from Cheat River bridge, between portion, when the "lady-man” informed him that tions of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Ohio, the he designed confiscating the steamer and going First Virginia regiments, and a company of on a privateering expedition. Finding himself rebel cavalry. The former were sent to protect overpowered, Capt. Kirwan was compelled to the polls, and the latter, mistaking their nunsubmit, and the boat was handed over to the ber, attacked them, and were routed with the man and his crew, who took possession, and the loss of several men, among them the lieuproceeded to run the steamer to a point known tenant of the company. Several horses were as “The Cone," on the Virginia shore. Upon captured. The only loss on the Federal side is landing at that place, the steamer was boarded N. 0. Smith, of the Fifteenth Regiment.-Louby a body of about 1,000 Virginia troops, when isrille Journal, July 1. the passengers were all landed, and allowed to
-The Twenty-fifth Pennsylvania Regiment, go on their way. About one hundred and fifty stationed at Washington, left that place for Edof the troops were then placed on board the ward's Ferry. Lieutenant Hamilton H. Dutton, steamer, Captain Kirwan and fourteen of the of Mississippi, having tendered his resignation, crew being retained as prisoners. Leaving the was dismissed from the navy of the United shore the steamer was run down as far as the
States. mouth of the Rappabannock River, where the An imposing ceremony took place this af“new Captain " hailed three large brigs which ternoon at Washington, in the President's were lying off a few miles from Fredericks. grounds on the front of the White House towburg. These vessels were immediately board-ard Virginia. The New York 12th Regiment ed, and not having a sufficient force on board of Militia, with Company G United States Into offer any resistance they were all then fantry, formed a hollow square, enclosing the quietly delivered over to the party as prizes. fountain and a pavilion, under which were the The prizes, one of which was laden with coffee, President and Mrs. Lincoln, surrounded by the a second with ice, and the third with coal, members of the Cabinet and other distinguished were run into Fredericksburg, Virginia, and gentlemen. The Rev. Dr. Pyne offered a ferdelivered into the possession of the Virginians, vent prayer for the Union, law and good Govthe steamer being kept at that port, together ernment, the well-being of the nation and of with her captain and crew.—Baltimore Amer- its appointed rulers, and the peace which comes ican, July 2.
with the restoration of order. -An elaborate article respecting the consti- While the Marine Band was playing, the tutional power of the President of the United President hauled up the flag, which was slightly States to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, torn in the process. Simultaneously, cannon was published. It was prepared by Reverdy roared and shouts went up from the throng of Johnson, of Maryland, in response to the opinion civilians and lines of soldiers. of Chief Justice Taney, of the Supreme Court The soldiers having gone through with a leaf of the United States.-(Doc. 58.)
of the manual, cheers for the flag and the Pres. -The Fifteenth Regiment N. Y. S. V., un
ident were given heartily. Gen. Scott, with der the command of Colonel John McLeod his staff and other officers, were on a portico Murphy, left Willet's Point, N. Y., for Wash adjoining.–N. Y. Tribune, June 30. ington.
-During last night there was a skirmish Two regiments, one of Alabamians and between the New Jersey Zouaves and the the other of Mississippians, reached Harper's rebels outside of Fall's Church, Va. Two of Ferry, Va., this morning, and destroyed the the rebels were killed, and one of the Zouares balance of the trestle work of the railroad was wounded. The dead bodies were brought bridge. They then went over to the Maryland to Washington this morning.–N. Y. Commershore, seizing all the boats they could lay their cial Advertiser, June 29. hands on, either breaking them up or taking June 30.—The Ninth Regiment of Massachuthem over the river. All the Union men of setts, numbering one thousand men, under the Harper's Ferry were driven out by them.-N. command of Colonel Cass, arrived at WashingY. Herald, June 30.
ton.- National In igencer, July 1.