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A^ietoi^to 0o__ence With. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
A^ietoi^to 0o__ence With. Despatch from Louisville state that yesterday afternoon four companies of Wiflich's German Indiana regiment were attacked on the south side of Green river, opposite Munfordsville, by Col. Terry's regiment of . Texan Rangers, two regiments of infantry ««d six pieces of artillery.— Willich was reinforced and drove the rebels back, with a loss of thirty-,th . ree killed, including Colonel Terry ,and fifty wounded. The Federal loss was eight privates and a lieuteant dtiljed and sixteen wounded. The Democrat has advices that the Federal troops have been crossing Green river with great rapidity. The Dem ocrat has a_o a business letter, dated Somerset, Monday, which mentions no engagement in the vicinity. The TwelfthKentucky regiment, Colonel Hoskinson, is entrenched two miles 009th of Somerset. *i_e divisions of Generals McCook, . Johnson, Wood and Rousseau rested ;qa the Northern bank of Green river OA\ Sunday. A letter from Lebanon :QB the 17th, says Th...
Arrival ef two £ag__ 8t«—_ts»«fiifirlv ImpKtMtt ft—1 Eag_ad faking Advantage «f 0_ Difficulties to Pieka * k —JtsuPav- ¦** ' [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
Arrival ef two £ag__ 8t«—_ts»«fiifirlv ImpKtMtt ft—1 E_ope--_ag_ad faking Advantage «f 0_ Difficulties to Pieka * _as_k —JtsuPav- ¦** ' * l^_*pf^arriteiat B*litx, 1 after Wfrgbeeu detafatedat ti&eeW t^t -_n||and, till the 2d, t£fbring, tfut important dispatches, and a Queen's Message, with dispatches to Lord Lyons. The Observer of Dec. 1st states that the Government has demanded from President Lincoln and 1 his Cabinet, the persons ofthe Southem envoys to the British Government. Yesterday afternoon, after five o'clock, p. m., Her Majesty held ft Privy Council at Windsor Castle.— Three of her Ministers, including the first Lord df the Admiralty and the Secretaries df State and War, traveled from London to Windsor by special train to be. present. Previous to leaving town the three Ministers had attended a Cabinet Council at Lord Palmerstori's official residence. The Observer also says that a special messenger of the Foreign Office has been ordered to carry td Washingto...
One Hundred Houses Burned. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
One Hundred Houses Burned. We have received, says the Boston ¦Traveller, an interesting letter from our special correspondent with the atioy of tth,e West. A terrible and devastating guerilla warfare has commenced in that portion of Missouri adjoining Kansas. Col. Jennison, statifjruednear Fort Independence, having received no t?e&iy |tp the proclara»tion calling upon " the secessionists t*r take the oath of allegiance, sent detachments of troops in every direction, and the houses of one hundred rebels were burnt. In one skirmish a rebel named .Fitzpatrick was captured, tried &nd shot. The reasons given jtor this by Colonel Jennison were that Fitzpatrick had killed a Federal officer, whose arms were found upon him, and that be had shot a Methodist preacher, while standing guard over him. The rebel died game, shouting for " Jeff. Davis arid Ipe jjlputh," as he fell pierced with the &—Jets, of the soldiers.
The Victory at Cheat Mountain—A very Successful and Decisive Engagement- [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
The Victory at Cheat Mountain—A very Successful and Decisive Engagement- CINCINNATI, December 16.—A dispatch from Phillippi says that our force at the late battle at "Allegheny Camp," Cheat Mountain, numbered eighteen hundred. They came in sight ofthe enemy, drawn up in line of battle in front of their entrenchments. They charged upon them and drove . them back. A hot fire was kept up during the whole afternoon on both sides, and several brilliant charges were made by our men. General Milroy withdrew at nightfall, fully intending to renew the attack the next morning. During the nig ht, however, the rebels silently left their camp, burning everything they could not carry with them. Our loss was twenty killed and thirty wounded. The rebel loss was one hundred and fifty killed, including one field officer. By this action General Reynolds' front is completely cleared of the enemy, there being no organized rebel force within forty miles of our advanced posts. A detachment which was...
A Sharp Battle and Federal Victory in Western Vh*ginia--The Eenemy in Full Eetreat. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
A Sharp Battle and Federal Victory in Western Vh*ginia--The Eenemy in Full Eetreat. CINCINNATI, December 14.—A speial dispatch from Cheat Mountain to the Cincinnati Commercial says: On yesterday one of the hardest and best-fought battles of the war was fought at Allegheny Camp, Pocahontas county, Va., General R. H. Milroy commanding the Union troops, and General Johnson, of Georgia, commanding the rebels. The fight lasted from daylight till three p. M. The Union loss was about thirty ; rebel loss over two hundred, including a major and many other officers, and thirty prisoners. General Johnson was shot in the mouth, but not fatally. The Twelfth Georgia regiment suffered most. Milroy's force numbered seven hundred and fifty men, from the Ninth and Thirteenth Indiana, Twenty-fifth and Twenty-third Ohio, and Second Virginia. Johnson's force numbered over two thousand. The Ninth Indiana fought bravely to the last. After driving the enemy into their barracks no less than five times...
Our Army in Virginia. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
Our Army in Virginia. ; INDIANAPOLIS, December 16.—Our army in Kentucky is within a short distance of Bowling Green. They have repaired the Green river bridge, and will move forward as soon as Gen. Buell can brigade and otherwise dispose of the large number of regiments now arriving. When this is done he will take command and push forward to Nashville. The Forty-Sixth, Fiftieth, Thirtjfifth , Forty-First and Fifty-First, bisve teft •ftfr Kentucky, making ten .thousand men from Indiana in tea days, ' ¦¦¦ -Sixty4»r*« regiment*' have beft ra off _ jfcto„eky _ i&fMmm daj^t-jf • ;;> i,,i--.'--c 9M oitilva4» bm
Arrivalef _e^6ginei Jura-The War Prtparatiois in England. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
Arrivalef _e^6ginei Jura-The War Prtparatiois in England. roETLAND, December le.—ylne steamer Jura arrived here this morning from Liverpool with dates to the 5th, and Londonderry to the 6th in stant. Warlike preparations continue in England, and a considerable number of troops are under orders for Canada. The London Daily News thinks that if the American Government will treat the difficulty in the same spirit as Gen. Scott, war may be avoided. The seamen on leave, are ordered to join their ships. It is reported that Mr. Adams, the American Minister, regarded his recall as inevitable. The American shipping interest wa%already disastrously affected. The Steamships Edinburg and Nova Scotian arrived out on the 6th inst. GREAT BRITAIN.—The excitement relative to the Trent affair continues unabated. The stock market on the fourth was more heavy and unsettled than ever. The strength of the American Navy is being canvassed in England.— The London Times says that "although the whole ...
The Charleston Oonflatnation. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
The Charleston Oonflatnation. By this morning's telegrams it will be seen tdiat the destructive conflagration which burst out in the doomed city of Charleston on Wednesday morning at nine o'clock, was still raging at five p.M. on Thursday, after having laid in ashes all the most beautiful and valuable portion of the city. The Captain of the Illinois says that even at ten o'clock Thursday night, when he passed within' six miles of the harbor, the fire was still at its height, lighting up the oceanTfor miles. The fire commenced at the foot of Hazel street, on the Cooper river, and extended down to, and even beyond, Broad street.— It will scarcely cease until it sweeps off everything that will burn, down to the very junction of the Ashley and Cooper rivers. The part burn ed is the largest, the oldest, most beautiful, and most densly populated half ofthe city, containing almost all the public buildings, stores, warehouses and wharves. The loss will be almost incalculable, certai...
The Charleston Conflagration. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
The Charleston Conflagration. WASHINGTON, December 16.—The following are the complete dispatches published by the Norfolk Day Book on Friday last: BRANCHVILLE , S. C, six miles from Charleston, Dec. 12.—Passengers who have just arrived here report a destructive fire last night at Charleston. The fire commenced in Charleston last night, Deaeniber 11th, at nine o'clock, in Buzel & Co's sash factory, at the foot of Hazel street, and communicated to the opposite side of Hazel to Cameron & Co's machine shops. Under the impulse thus given and a stiff breeze, with a small supply of water, the conflagration assumed a formidable character, nearly equalling the most extensive conflagration on the American con tinent. The theatre, Floyd's coach factory (opposite the express office,) the old executive building, and all the houses between that point and Queen street are burned. The whole of one side of Broad street is destroyed, from Col. Gadsden's residence to Massaic st...
Further Particulars ofthe Conflagration at Charleston. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
Further Particulars ofthe Conflagration at Charleston. FORTRESS MONROE, December 16.— Captain Millward went down to Craney Island to-day with a flag of truce, and was met by Lieutenant Smith, off the Island. No passengers came down. The Norfolk and Richmond papers give full particulars of the conflagration in Charleston, S. C. The fire broke out at about nine o'clock in the evening ofthe 11th, in 'Russell & Old's sash and blind factory, at the foot of Hazel street; crossing Hazel street it extended to the machine shop of Cameron & Co. Before midnight, the fire had assumed an appalling magnitude, and Meeting street, from Market to Queen, was one vast sheet of flame. As tenement after tenement was enveloped in flames, the panic was awful, and thousands of families evacuated their houses and filled the street. The buildings in the lower part of the city where the fire broke out, were principally of wood, and extremely inflammable, which accounts fat the remarkab...
Gen. Brown's Official Report—His Oonohi sions from the Fight—Eeform in Colonel Snipe's Eegiment—An Intended Bebel Advanee. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
Gen. Brown's Official Report—His Oonohi sions from the Fight—Eeform in Colonel Snipe's Eegiment—An Intended Bebel Advanee. WASHINGTON, December 14.—The official report of General Brown about the Pickens fight has been received. It confirms it as an undoubted victory for the Union. Fort Pickens remains entirely uninjured. Fort McRae was sadly shattered by our fire1 , and the town of Warrington and part of the Pensacola Navy Yard, were burned. Only six men in Fort Pickens were hurt. General Brown has suggested, in his report, several points gathered from his experience in this action.— One is that James' rifle projectiles are comparatively useless. That the Farrott gun is much preferable, and that if he had the latter piece at the fort, be would have utterly demolished the enemy. He further says that gunboats drawtog only six feet of water, aad armed with rifled guns, can do more service in these waters than a forty gun ship or such vessels as the Niag ara and the Bichmond. Sa...
¦ — —¦ ¦ «i «¦«>«_. , ¦¦ Latest from England. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
¦ — —¦ ¦ «i «¦«>«_. , ¦¦ Latest from England. NEW YORK, Dec. 18.—The Evening Post learns from commercial letters ofthe highest character from London that the British government propos es to seek explanation of the Treat affair, and perhaps on apology will be asked for, an irregular proceeding but no mention is made 01 a demand for the surrender of the rebetorieon ers. The English writers .^ft-ese , letters hope that the subject will t» treated by «* With patience and a kindly spirit. * ¦ \ ' ¦ » ¦« 1 -1 — MTACrngwig],! eoxr«6|M.d*st of the ^c\^m^- Bi8patch writes, on the 30^'I^Wfte was Iften evident that General ™*f * i&JBY A "trHT-
The Documents from the State Department. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
The Documents from the State Department. The documents from the State Department, submitted to Congress on Thursday, disclose the important fact that our Government now occupies the position that it held in reference to foreign Governments at the beginning of the rebellion, and that though the United States early offered to accept the Paris declaration in reference to privateering, both England and France desired to make an exception in favor of the Jeff. Davis Confederacy, to which the Government has refused to yield, leaving the United States free from any obligation to accept the Paris declaration, white, the few rebel privateers are nowiugitives on the high seas, or are lying idle in Southern harbors. A resume of the documents shows the following to be our relations with foreign nations: England entertains, or at least expresses, no Sympathy for us, but rather ihe reverse. France has not been cordial, but has been le'sa offensive than England. Austria has been friendly, ...
AocidenMo fkn. Sumner--The Charleston OoiuWratioh and Slave Inauri^fciuiiji [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
AocidenMo fkn. Sumner--The Charleston OoiuWratioh and Slave Inauri^fciuiiji PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 16.—Specials to fjMg&r' *^ ^Sn#«M#r# 'in jpabitance, aapbUjfars:—phe fcelfgerent news fr*pi JhglanJ hf th% Earopa was se_t to several members of the Cabinet to-night.. It created some excitement, but no uneasiness or apprehension. It is thought to stand in need of confirmation. Com, Wilkes arrived last night at his house", formerly occupied by Gen. MeCJeJten. * In response itb a sere^ nadse.'tie modestly said that a man who had inerely done his duty did not deserve.an ovation. Gen. Sumner was thrown from his horse this morning while he was re-Viewing his troops. A rib was broken and other injuries suffered, but a telegram to General McClellan states that he is better, and will be able id resume his command shortly. .Specials to to-day's Heralds say that the Europa's dispatches elicited a lively discussion here, but seem not to disturb the Government, which, while desiring ...
PrtBtWstw&r Us —South Chwlina. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
PrtBtWstw&r Us —South Chwlina. A letter j*st received from Port $9jr_ etatee that extensive preparations are making by the rebels in South Carolina to oppose any advance thai'may be made into the interior by. the federal forces. General Lee S»-known to be in command ofthe department of South Carolina, and to JUMPS at his disposal at least sixteen t—Utteand men. .Of these, about eight thd&B&nd *re believed to be stationed at*5hartes*on , and nearly four thou-M—d at Sav&kaah. Fort Pulaski has received an addition to her armament stele the arrival of our troope, and aMfttfgfe various field works have been Abandoned, and the entire sea jbewrd , from Tybee to St. Helena Se_Ki, deserted, there is a strong prtbability that every onward step o#_«i federal troops will require fo fcrtjatade in flwee. Reeonnoiseances are making in every direction, by ! Geiie^ Sherman'* orders, both by Jand and w_ea^*he fortiieations at __—B Bead have been greatly aljjnrf...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
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HEW 8UIB_BS ABD "MATEKIAL AID." [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
HEW 8U_S0_IB_BS ABD "MATEKIAL AID." A large number of our patrons gladdened ue, last week, by good-natured calls, 'encouraging words and READY CASH. For their thoughtful care of the Printer they shall be gratefully remembered and well served, if health and life are spared us.— The numerous voluntary additions to our list and the kind and friendly assurances We have received, attest the determination of the indomitable Democracy of Little Greene to extend a more generous support then ever tothe old and tried organ of their party; and we can only promise to deserve the liberal patronage they seem resolved to bestow by an unwavering devotion to the interests and liberties of the people. We have still a very large amount due us on subscription, and for advertising and job work, and hope to hear soon from those of our patrons who have thus far failed to remember us.
DIFFEB-ROES OF OPIHION [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
DIFFEB-ROES OF OPIHION The opinions of men, on subjects of political and religious interest, are as varied as the features of the ra'ce. These differences originate in the mental peculiarities the education, motives and aims of individuals ; but primarily and mainly are traceable to the first cause mentioned, different intellectual endowments. All men do not reason closely or well, or dispassionately, or from the same stand-point, and many do not think at all, but adopt the convictions of others without the mature reflection and careful examination their importance and their bearing on personal and public happiness often demands. Such habits of mental idleness and Of listless indifference to subjectsof political concern are smitive curses in a free country, whose MistitrttTOTiB 'derive their very vitality from •the popular intelligence. Yet we have such habits to deplore, as well as the evils that flow legitimately from them, in the shape of unwholesome and improvident legis...
retiDDowi [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 25 December 1861
retiDDowi Several fcotas on the Emanci nation proj-ects . ra <>»sig*e*e , within the last few days, indicate their defeat in the House by a a_jerity of some ten or twelve votes. The President ia undeMteod M adhering to the policy hitherte ptrUmi _ tbeesbject of Slavery, and it is said will nut extreme AhelUaoa »eaa»rea to the eat ajgip* so, he will have ¦ ^ * gr ^ gtf& «S_ * «S**PM ^r - . ':¦:.¦ * - ' .. ' - ¦ - "