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of Virginia, in place of General Fremont, relieved. ville, Tenn., by order of Andrew Johnson, Gov. -Secretary Stanton's Order.
ernor of the State. -THE British steamer Modern Greece, laden -The battle of the Chickahominy, Va., took with arms and other munitions of war, ran place this day.—(Doc. 78.) aground three quarters of a mile east of Fort
-Flag-OFFICER D. G. FARRAGUT reported to tho Fisher, N. C. The blockading fleet fired on her Secretary of the Navy that the Union fleet passed with a view of destroying her, but the fort open up above Vicksburgh, silencing the shore bated fire on them, when they retired. — Mobile teries while passing, and that he had communiEvening News, June 30.
cated with Gen. Halleck and Commodore Davis. -A SMALL skirmish occurred at Swift Creek - Official Despatch.--(Doc. 143.) bridge, N. C., between a body of Union troops
June 29,—The British steamer Ann was cut and marine artillery under the command of Col. out from under the guns of Fort Morgan, at the Howard, and a force of the rebels, which result-mouth of Mobile Bay, by the United States ed in the complete rout of the latter.
steamer Kanawha. She ran in during the night, -G. F. SHEPLEY, Military Commandant of New- passed the blockading fleet, and as it was very Orleans, by order and approval of Gen. Butler, sus- dark, she could not be seen by the vessels. pended the municipal government of that city, un- Lights had been kept burning on the fort alı til such time as there should be a sufficient number night, so that she had no trouble in finding the of the citizens of New Orleans loyal to their coun- channel. This morning she was discovered by try and their Constitution to entitle them to re- the Susquehanna, within a half-mile of the fort, sume the right of self-government. In the mean unloading her cargo into a rebel steamer alongtime he appointed two bodies to perform the duties side. The Susquehanna, accompanied by the Kaof Aldermen and Assistant-Aldermen; the one to nawha, then got under weigh, and steamed within be known as the “Bureau of Finances,” and the gunshot and opened fire, which was returned by other the “Bureau of Streets and Landings," while the fort, and kept up for an hour on both sides. he, the Military Commandant, would act in the In the mean time the crew deserted the steamer. capacity of Mayor.
She was soon discovered to be adrist, and drop-The battle of Gaines's Mills, Va., one of the ped down with the current about a mile, when * seven days' contests,” was fought this day.- the Kanawha was ordered to go in and bring her White-House, Va., was evacuated by the Union out, which she did under a heavy fire from the forces under General McClellan.-(Doc. 78.)
fort. - A SEVERE fight took place near Village
-The battles of Peach Orchard and Savage's Creek, Arkansas, between two battalions of the Station, Va., were fought this day.—(Doc. 78 Ninth Illinois cavalry, commanded by Colonel and Supplement.) Albert G. Brackett, and a considerable body of -A Fight took place at Henderson, Ky., berebel troops. The rebels had chosen a position tween a company of the Louisville Provost-Guard, of great strength, and Colonel Brackett, although supported by a detachment of Captain Andrew's repeatedly making the attempt, found it impossi- Michigan battery, and a force of rebel guerrillas, ble to dislodge them. He fought them until which resulted in the complete rout of the latter. dark, when he withdrew his men, having two
--MOOREFIELD, Va., was this day captured by killed and thirty-one wounded.(Doc. 141.)
a body of Ashby's cavalry, eighty-six in number, June 28.-A small party of Union troops un- under the command of Colonel Harris. A large der the command of Lieutenant Glenn, was this company of the Maryland Home Guard occupied day attacked by a body of Indians near Rocky the place at the time, but they made no defence, Ridge, Utah. Two white men and one Indian having been informed that the rebel force was were killed. -- The rebel General Hindman burned four thousand strong. They were taken prisonthe railroad bridge at Madison, Arkansas, fear-ers, and were released next day. ing that General Curtis would pass that way
to - GENERAL HALLECK, at Corinth, Miss., issued the Mississippi.
an order authorizing the protection of the mail -Five clergymen, who refused to take the service in his department. The bombardment of oath of allegiance to the Government of the Vicksburgh was continued to-day. The firing United States, were this day imprisoned in Nash-1 commenced at noon, and, with the exception of
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an intermission of an hour, did not cease until -GENERAL BUTLER, at New-Orleans, issued the about twelve o'clock at night.
following order : John W. Andrews exhibited a June 30.—C. C. Fulton, one of the proprietors cross, the emblem of the sufferings of our blessed
Saviour, fashioned for a personal ornament, which and editors of the Baltimore American, was com
he said was made from the bones of a Yankee solmitted to Fort McHenry by order of the Secretary
dier, and having shown this, too, without rebuke, of War.
in the Louisiana Club, which claims to be com-Lord Brougham made a speech in the House posed of chivalric gentlemen : of Lords concerning the civil war in the United
It is therefore ordered, that for this desecration States. His lordship was informed that horri- of the dead, he be confined at hard labor for two ble cruelties and crimes were committed on both years on the fortifications at Ship Island, and sides ; he deprecated these barbarities, but he that he be allowed no verbal or written commuthrew no imputation on the character of the nication to or with any one except through these American people, for it was incident to and in- headquarters
. Special Order, No. 152. separable from civil war that horrible crimes
-A TURNPIKE bridge between Harrodsburgh should occur. He thought that neither England and Ferryville
, and another between Nicholasnor France should interfere. But all must have ville and Pekin, Ky., were burned, supposed by felt equally anxious that the conflict should cease. rebel guerrillas.- Louisville Journal, July 1. Those who were most friendly to America were
-The United States gunboat Sagamore made the most anxious that this should take place, and he had ever been most friendly to her. If
an attack upon the town of Tampa, Fla. After war was to go on, it would produce a state of firing sixty or seventy shells, she succeeded in things worse than American slavery. The whites silencing the battery on shore, but finding it imwould suffer more by the war than ever the ne
possible to get near enough to the town to progroes suffered under the most cruel masters. It tect the boats that intended to land, she was was his lordship's opinion that the war was cre
obliged to retire without effecting the object for
which she went. ating more mischief and misery, and would lay the foundation of more lasting animosity and in
-FIDEL KELLER and Mrs. Philip Phillips, of jury than all that had been said against what New-Orleans, were arrested by order of Majorwas called the domestic institution.” If the General Butler, and sent to Ship Island. The Americans would only listen to their true friends, first for “exhibiting a human skeleton, labelled they would see the absolute necessity, if they re
*Chickahominy,' in his bookstore window," and garded the continuance of their reputation in the latter for laughing and mocking at the reGreat Britain, and the affection entertained for mains of Lieut. De Kay, during the passage of his them there, of putting a speedy end to the civil funeral procession before her residence.
This was what the truest and staunchest -Tue battles of Glendale or White Oak Swamp, friends of America most ardently desired.
and Charles City Cross-Roads, Va., were fought
this day.-(Doc. 78 and Supplement.) -GENERAL CRAWFORD, with a portion of his brigade and a cavalry force under Col. Tompkins, this evening at the Cooper Institute
, in response
July 1.-At New-York City a meeting was held made a reconnoissance in force up the Valley of the Shenandoah, and entered Luray, Va., this to a call addressed to “those who desired the
Union as it was, and the Constitution as it is." morning, driving out the rebel picket-guard, and
Speeches were made by Mr. Wickliffe of Ken. capturing one of them. Four companies of rebel
tucky, Wm. A. Duer, James Brooks, and Fernando cavalry which occupied the town fled on his ap
Wood. proach. They were pursued a mile out on the New-Market road, when a skirmish ensued, the
-The battle of Malvern Hill, Va., the last of cavalry charging the rebels, wounding several of the “seven days' contests” during the retreat them, and capturing four prisoners. The Union of General McClellan, was fought this day. The loss was one killed and three wounded. The ob- National troops were successful, repulsing the ject of the reconnoissance was fully accomplished. rebels at every point.-(Doc. 78 and Supplement.) —The bombardment of Vicksburgh was re- -A Battle was fought at Booneville, Miss., opened to-day at two P.H., and continued all by a body of Union troops under Colonel Sherinight.
dan, of the Second Michigan cavalry, and a force
of the rebels consisting of parts of eight regi- or during the war, under the call of the President ments, numbering in all about four thousand sev- for three hundred thousand men.–At Clarendon, en hundred men. After seven hours' hard fight- Ark., a party of Texas cavalry succeeded in caping, Colonel Sheridan succeeded in defeating the turing three men and six horses belonging to the rebels with great loss. They left sixty-five dead National force near that place. on the field. The loss on the Union side was
July 3.—The news of the retreat of the Union forty-one killed, wounded, and missing.
army under the command of General McClellan, -President Lincoln, in reply to seventeen from before Richmond to the James River, caused Governors of loyal States, who signed an address great excitement throughout the North. The derequesting him to call on the people of their re- tails of the repulse fell upon the community with spective States for more men for the Union army disheartening effect, and produced such a shock then in the field, informed them that he had de- as had not been felt since the commencement of cided “to call into the service an additional force the war. Crowds of excited people were everyof three hundred thousand men.”—(Doc. 143.) where to be seen discussing the matter, and all
- C. C. Fulton was this day unconditionally sorts of inferences and conclusions were drawn released from Fort Mcllenry.
therefrom. - A SKIRMISH occurred near Morning Sun, - Toe brig Delilah was captured off the Hole Tenn., between the guard of a Union wagon-train in the Wall, Abaco, by the United States steamer of Gen. Sherman's command, and a body of rebel Quaker City. cavalry, resulting in the retreat of the rebels, with - Governors Top, of Ohio, and Buckingham, a loss of several killed and wounded.
of Connecticut, issued proclamations calling upon -A Fight took place between the Union ram the citizens of their States for their quota of fleet, under Commodore Porter, and the forts and troops, under the call of the President for three land batteries at Vicksburgh, Miss. The fleet hundred thousand men. dismounted one gun in the water-battery, and -The bombardment of Vicksburgh was con: another—"a big rifled piece" - in one of the tinued at short intervals all day. The rebels forts. The rebels attempted to erect defences made an attempt to capture the mortar vessels, and drive off the fleet, but as often as they made which lay at the levee within rifle-shot of the the attempt they were driven off.—(Doc. 144.)
rebel pickets, but without success. -Gen. Butler sent to President Lincoln, from
-A SKIRMISH occurred between a brigade of New-Orleans, three swords, formerly belonging the Union army of the Potomac, on the James to the rebel General Twiggs, accompanied by a River, Va., under the command of Gen. Davidson, letter giving the history of their seizure, and sug- and a force of rebels, resulting in the rout of the gestions as to their disposal.
latter, the Unionists capturing six guns and a – The President, in accordance with the act number of prisoners. for the collection of direct taxes in the insurrec- July 4.—The American flag waved in every tionary districts within the United States, issued State of the Union. Since she rebelled, Texas a proclamation declaring in what States and parts had not been visited by the emblem of freedom, of States insurrection existed.—(Doc. 90.)
but to-day a party of men from the steamer July 2.–The army of the Potomac, under the Rhode Island landed at Galveston and raised the command of General McClellan, in their retreat old flag. They were subsequently driven off, but from before Richmond, this day reached Harri- they had accomplished their purpose. son's Bar, on the James River, Va.-President
-The anniversary of American independence Lincoln approved and signed the Pacific Railroad
was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the and internal tax bills.
Northern States. It was not celebrated as usual -A SCOUTING party of Union troops proceeded in Paris, France. There was a meeting of loyal from Catlett's Station to Warrenton, Va., and on Americans in London, England, but the proceedreaching that place found it occupied by five hun- ings were not reported. The London T'imes, in dred rebel cavalry.
an editorial, satirized the anniversary, and pub-Governor Morgan, of New-York, issued a lished a mock “oration” for Americans. At proclamation calling upon the citizens of the State Frankfort-on-the-Main, the day was celebrated in for their quota of troops, to serve for three years l a very appropriate manner at the Forst Haus, about two miles from Frankfort, in a beautiful the band, by mistake, played “God Save the forest.
Queen,” which made considerable fun at the taConsul General Murphy, the President of the ble. Not understanding English very well was day, opened the proceedings with some remarks, probably the cause of this little mistake. Unforafter which the Declaration of Independence was tunately for the London Times and its celebrated read in English by Dr. S. Townsend Brown, of prophecy of what would be the manner of the Philadelphia, and afterwards in German by Aug. celebration, it happened to be in a very different Glaser. Gen. B. A. Hill, of St. Louis, made some style. No abuse of England took place in the very striking remarks on the causes of the civil replies to the toasts. The day was very pleasant, war in America, which he said could all be charged and was the first for the past four weeks that to slavery, which was the real cause. He said a had been fine. The party broke up about six great fight was going on to maintain the Union P.M.- London News, July 12. and constitutional liberty, and the God of battles
-GENERAL MCCLELLAN issued an address to would give the victory to the army of freedom, the “Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac," reright, and justice. Being an intimate friend of capitulating the events through which they had Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War of the United passed during the preceding ten days, and deStates, he gave some interesting facts about the claring that they should yet enter “ the capital army.
of the so-called Confederacy."-(Doc. 79.) After the oration the party, at half-past two o'clock, sat down to a dinner, prepared by the
- A SMALL body of Union troops under comhost of the Forst Haus, in the large hall in the the vicinity of the Little Red River, Ark., shelled
mand of Lieut.-Col. Wood, while reconnoitring in grove. The room was elegantly decorated with evergreens and flowers, and a large portrait of
a rebel camp, putting the rebels to flight, and Gen. Washington, painted expressly for the occa- captured a large quantity of provisions and
stores. sion. The flags of England, America, and the city of Frankfort waved side by side.
-GENERAL McClellan, commanding the army To the toast of "The Union, one and insepar- of the Potomac, issued an order directing that the able,” Gen. Hill responded in good style; and to day should be celebrated in the army by firing a the toast of “ The Queen of England,” one of the National salute at noon at the headquarters of thirteen regular toasts, Sir Alexander Malet, the cach army corps; and that immediately thererepresentative of her Britannic Majesty, respond
after the bands were to play appropriate National ed. He said there was no cause for ill-feeling be- airs. In the afternoon Gen. McClellan paraded tween England and America. There was no rea
the troops, and made them a few hopeful and enson for jealousy. England was proud of her couraging remarks, thanking the men in feeling children in America—a people with whom they
terms for their uniform bravery, fortitude, and were associated largely in business, and connect. good conduct.
-A LARGE and enthusiastic meeting of the ed in language and consanguinity. Mother England was as proud of an Irving and a Cooper as
citizens of Springfield, Mass., was held for the were the people of the United States ; and he purpose of devising means to meet President Linknew America must reverence a country from coln's call for more troops. Patriotic resolutions whom they derived their notions of civil and re
were unanimously passed, and speeches were ligious liberty. The good feeling and the atten- made by Mayor Bemis, George Ashmun, Gen. tion shown the Prince of Wales on his journey Devens, M. K. Kum of Missouri, George Walker, through America would long be remembered and Judge Chapman, and others. appreciated by the English. His speech elicited -Tue bombardment of the rebel fortifications much applause.
at Vicksburgh, by the Union mortar-feet, was The English Consul was also at the dinner, as continued during the whole of this day, ceasing well as Consul Stote, of Manheim, and Mr. at ten o'clock at night. -At Port Royal Ferry, Strauss, Consul for the Argentine Republic. The S. C., a skirmish took place between a party of Rev. Dr. McClintock, of Paris, spoke to the toast of National pickets and a body of rebels, resulting “ The Clergy.” About one hundred persons sat in the defeat of the latter. down to dinner, and there was generally a very -Governors Bradford, of Maryland, and pleasant time. To the toast of "The President," | Curtin, of Pennsylvania, issued proclamations calling upon the citizens of their States for their July 7.-The steamer Emilie, formerly the quota of troops, under the call of the President Wm. Seabrook, of Charleston, S. C., was capfor three hundred thousand men.
tured off Bull's Bay, S. C., by the United States -The British schooner Richard O'Brien, laden steamer Flag and the bark Restless.—At Newwith medicines and a general cargo, from Jamaica, Orleans, La., the system of distributions and sales and bound for Matamoras, Texas, was this day of provisions to the poor of that city went into run ashore near San Luis Pass, and captured by operation. --The Anglo-rebel steamer Adela was the United States steamer Rhode Island, under captured off Abaco, by the National gunboat the command of Captain S. D. Trenchard.
Quaker City.- Official Reports. -A SKIRMISH took place near Grand Haze, on —The Common Council of Buffalo, N. Y., apthe White River, Ark., between a body of rebel propriated eighty thousand dollars for the purguerrillas and the Thirteenth Illinois regiment of pose of raising a new regiment, giving seventy-five Gen. Curtis's army.—The rebel gunboat Teazer dollars bounty for each recruit.—Gen. Burnside's was this day captured in a bend of the James army arrived in the James River, Va. River, Va., by the United States steamer Mara- -Tue battle of the Cache, Ark., was fought tanza.-(Doc. 145.)
this day by the National forces, under Col. C. E. July 5.-C. M. Irvin, in behalf of the citizens Hovey, and over two thousand rebel troops, comof Lee County, Va., informed the rebel Secretary manded by Albert Rust, resulting in the defeat of War that Gen. Mercer, of the rebel army, had | and rout of the latter with a severe loss.—(Doc. issued an order impressing twenty per cent of the 82.) male slaves throughout the State, and inquired if July 8. A large and enthusiastic meeting was he was authorized so to do by the War Depart- held in New Haven, Ct., in response to the ment. In reply to Mr. Irvin, the rebel Secretary call of President Lincoln for volunteers. Speeches of War informed him that Gen. Mercer had not were made by Senator Dixon, Govemor Buckingcommunicated with his department in reference ham, Rev. Dr. Bacon, A. P. Hyde, T. H. Bond, to impressment of slaves, nor had any authority Rev. Dr. Nadal, G. F. Trumbull, C. Chapman, to make such impressinent been granted. Capt. Hunt, and others. Commodore Andrew H.
-Gen. Thompson, of the rebel army, issued a Foote presided over the meeting. proclamation to the inhabitants of Panola and De
-Gen. SuePLEY, Military Commandant of NewSoto Counties, Miss., calling upon them to do the Orleans, this day issued an order extending the "watching and picketing duty which their know-time in which those who had been in the “mililedge of the country peculiarly fitted them for."— tary service of the confederate States” could take (Doc. 85.)
the parole to the tenth instant.-Gen. Butler is-The bombardment of Vicksburgh was re- sued an order authorizing several regiments of opened at about eight o'clock on the evening of volunteers for the United States army to be rethis day. The Union fleet of gunboats and mor- cruited, and organized in the State of Louisiana. tar-vessels threw shot and shell into the city for
-A RECONNOISSANCE by the First Maine cavalry an hour.
was this day made as far as Waterloo, on the -The Governors of Indiana, Illinois, Vermont, Rappahannock River, Va.—A band of rebel guerand Rhode Island issued proclamations calling rillas visited the residence of a Unionist named upon the citizens of those States for their quotas Pratt, in Lewis County, Mo., and murdered him. of troops, under the call of President Lincoln for
-Jonn Ross, principal Chief of the Cherokee three hundred thousand men.
Indians, addressed a letter to Colonel Weer, comJuly 6.—The steamer Juniata, while aground manding United States forces at Lcavenworth, about four miles from Harrison's Landing, on the Kansas, informing him that on the seventh day James River, was fired into by the rebels, from of October, 1861, the Cherokee Nation had enthe opposite shore, and one man wounded. tered into a treaty with “the confederate States."
-A FIGHT took place at Grand Prairie, near -(Doc. 147.) Aberdeen, Ark., between a body of Union infant- -PRESIDENT LINCOLN arrived at Harrison's ry, under the command of Col. Spicely, and a su- Landing, on the James River, Va., and, accompaperior force of rebel cavalry, resulting in the rout nied by Gen. McClellan, reviewed the army of the of the rebels with great loss.—(Doc. 146.) Potomac.—Governors Salomon of Wisconsin, and