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FORT HENRY TAKEN! [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
FORT HENRY TAKEN! ThaAjMibsat Essex Disabled-Thirty-Tkree Men Killed—The Stars. and. Stripes in Tennessee. CINCINNATI , Feb. 7.—The Gazette and Commercial's Cairo correspondent gives the following account of the bombardment and capture of Fort Henry: . Yesterday, at 12:30 p. m., the gunboats Cincinnati, St. Louis , Caron-«tolct and Essex, the T yler, Connesto-•ga and Lexington bringing up the •rear, advanced boldly against the rebel works, going to the right of Painter Creek Island , immediatel y 'above which, on the east shore of the river, stands the fortifications , and keeping out of range till at the head Mof the Island, and within a mile of •the enemy; passing the Island in full Tiew of the rebel guns, we steadil y advanced , every man at quarters , «very ear strained to catch the Flay; Officer's signal gun for the commeneei ment of the action. Our line of bat-¦ fle was on the left , the St. Louis next , the Cincinnati for a time being the ^flag-ship, having on board Fla...
Gen. McClellan and Secretary Stanton-Fremont to have a Command, [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
Gen. McClellan and Secretary Stanton-Fremont to have a Command, NEW YORK , Feb. 8, 1862.—The Washington correspondent of the New York Times says :—Several sap ient correspondents have worried themselves lately concerning a prop hesied change in the management of the army, and have asserted, among other misstatements,' that Secretary Stanton, in pursuance of a custom sanctioned by long practice, is about to assume the active management of the army, leaving to Gen. McClellan the charge, of the army of the Potomac. As much as this statement would mislead readers as to the position of General Mc-Clellan, and the power of the Secretary I will g ive , briefly, the facts of the case. A week since, the Staff of General McClellan were notified to be in readiness for a movement across the river. In consequence of the state of the roads, they have not yet been ordered over, but they were ready to go, and when they go, Gen. McClellan will turn over to the temporary charge of Mr. Stanton...
important from Washington, ) [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
important from Washington, ) WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—The follow- j ing is the substance of the charges under which Brigadier General Charles P. Stone was arrested, at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, b y a! guard under immediate command of i Brigadier General Sykes, of the Pro- I vost Marshal's force, and sent to Fort ; Lafayette by the afternoon train: 1st, For misbehaviour at the battle of Ball's Bluff. 2nd, For holding correspondence with the enemy before and since the battle of Ball's j Bluff, and receiving visits from rebel j officers in his camp. 3d, For treach- | erously suffering the enemy to build | a fort or strong work , since the bat-1 tie of Ball's Bluffs, under his guns j without molestation. 4th, For treach- j | erous design to expose his force to i j capture and destruction by the ene- i j my, under pretence of orders for a j , movement from the Commanding j ] General, which had not been given. ! A courtmartial will be speedil y ' ordered.
The Treasury Demand Note Bill. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
The Treasury Demand Note Bill. Congress has at length taken an important step towards providing for > th * e vital demands upon the Treasury for means to prosecute the war against rebellion. In the House on Thursday the Treasury Demand Note bill, with the "legal tender" clause included , was passed by a vote of ninety-three to fifty-four, substantially in the form in which it came from the hands of the Committee.— The bill provides for the issue by the Secretary of the Treasury, of demand notes , to the amount of one hundred and fifty millions of dollars , which notes are to be received as legal tender for all purposes. The Senate has since passed a bill , providing for ten millions as a temporary expedient for raising money, until they can Jiavotimo to deliberate upon this §150, 000.000 bill before passing it. This ' may prove a prudent delay, for it is certain that making such a largo issue of treasury notes a legal tender "would not have y issed the House except unde...
Latest from Missouri. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
Latest from Missouri. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10.—The Republi-! can's special correspondent says that ! the enemy is still encamped at Fort : Donnelson, and preparations for fur-• thcr movements go vigorously fori ward. The'river is high and part of Fort Henry is overflowed. Five i more of the regiments expected arriv-! ed from Cairo a few days since. An j unfinished fortification, called Her-; man, opposite Fort Henry, has been I taken possession of. The panic is | extensive in Tennessee, the river bc-| ing considered open for Union fleets I to its head waters. The late garrison i of Fort Henry has taken refuge in | Fort Donnelson, making the force ! therts between 8,000 and " l0,000. I Tho Southern mail, captured by i Captain Logan, contained a letter from some high officer, speaking of 1 the demoralizing effect ofthe defeat ' at Somerset, and stating thatanothcr ! at Fort Henry would be almost irre' parable. | The rebel steamer Orr, being chas' ed by the gunboat Conestoga, was fire...
Return of the Gunboats from Florence— j Great Enthusiasm in Northern Alabama— j Alabamians Enlisting under the Stars and , Stripes. j [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
Return of the Gunboats from Florence— j Great Enthusiasm in Northern Alabama— j Alabamians Enlisting under the Stars and , Stripes. j ST. LOUIS , February 12.—Specials ' to the Republican, dated Fort Henry, ! February 11, say: The gunboats Conestogo, Tyler and Lexington, return-; ed from the upper Tennessee last' ni g ht. The boats went as far as Flo-' rence, Alabama, and were received ; with the wildest joy by people along i. the river. Old men cried like chil- i dren at the sig ht of the Stars and Stripes, and invited the officers and men to their houses , and told them j that all they had was at their dispo-1 sal. A large number were anxious i to enlist under the old flag, and the Tyler brought down two hundred and fifty to fill up the gunboats' ' crews Our officers were assured if i they would wait a few days whole j regiments could be raised, and if the j Government would give them arms to defend themselves, they could bring Tennessee back to the Union Q _ ... in a tew ...
Brilliant Success of Burnside. THE REBELS COMPLETELY DEFEATED! [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
Brilliant Success of Burnside. THE REBELS COMPLETELY DEFEATED! Capture of the Mosquito Fleet—Elizabeth City Destroyed by Fire—Three Hundred Rebels Killed—Two Thousand Prisoners Taken—Great Consternation in the South. FORTRESS MONROE, February 11.— By flag of truce to-day we have news of the complete success of Gen. Burnside at Roanoke Island. The Island was taken possession of and Com. Lynch's fleet completely destroyed. Elizabeth City was attacked on Sunday, and evacuated by the inhabitants. It was previously burned, whether b y our shells or by the inhabitants, is not certain. The first news of the defeat arrived at Norfolk on Sunday afternoon , and caused great excitement. The previous news was very satisfactory, stating that the Yankees had been allowed to advance for the purpose of drawing them into a trap. The rebel force on the Island was supposed to have been only a little over three thousand efficient fighting men. Gen. Wise was ill at Nag's Head, and was not present ...
^ w—^ —¦—A Forward Movement in Kentucky. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
^ w—^ —¦—A Forward Movement in Kentucky. UIKCIICNATI , Feb. 9.—A special dispatch from Indianapolis to the Commercial says that Gen. Thomas' division is said to have made a forward movement , and will invade East Tennessee at three different points simultaneousl y. Gen. Carter goes through Cumberland Gap, General Schoopff by the central route, and Gen. Thomas with Munson's and Mc-Cook's brigade's will cross at Mill Spring. They will advance immediatel y on Knoxville, where they will take possession of the Railroad , cutting off supplies and communication of the rebel government. CINCINNATI. Feb. 9.—Specials to the Gazette and Commercial, dated Fort Henry, the 8th, gives the fol- j lowing intelligence: Directly after! the capture of Fort Henry, the gun-1 boats Lexington, Tyler and Conncs- j toga started up the river with in- structions to proceed as far as they j saw fit. Yesterday the Carondolet, j in charge of Cols. Webster, Riggius J and McPherson, of Gen. Grant's staff, m...
From Missouri. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
From Missouri. ROLLA , February 0.—A messenger from-Lebanon, who left yesterday at 10 o'clock, A. M., reports the enemy's p ickets within thirty miles of that p lace, and that the Federal pickets were in hailing distance. Firing had taken place, but was subsequently suspended, as if by mutual consent. The report was also current at Lebanon that Price had made an ineffectual attempt by three different routes to move off his baggage but failed to accomplish his purpose. He finally assured his men that the only alternative left was to fig ht or surrender. Maj. Wright's battalion was twelve miles west, in possession of a flouring mill. The messenger passed General Sigel's body guard, near the Gasconade, and also Gen. Asboth, who was crossing that river. ' Thirteen miles this side of Lebanon a batch of prisoners had, been captured, including a Capt. Mansfield. The troops from Sodalia had not arrived at Lebanon when tho messenger loft.
Importance of the Recent Victory—The Administration and Its War Policy—Sanguine Hopes for Mexico. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
Importance of the Recent Victory—The Administration and Its War Policy—Sanguine Hopes for Mexico. PHILADELPHIA , Feb. 8.—Washington specials to tho Tribune of this morning says :—The capture of Fort Henry is regarded at the War Department as the salvation of Tennessee. It compels the evacuation of Columbus iind Bowling Green.— General Beauregard was sent from the Potomac cdpi'csshj to save that place. If Commodore Foote and General Grant had not turned the rebel position in Tennessee before he (Beauregard) had got there, the six Ohio and two Indiana regiments, recentl y hurried down to the Cumberland, would have brought strength enough to the Union troops, to have whipped him back to the line. Hereafter all orders, public and private, to Bucll, Hallcck, Butler, Sherman and other Generals, commanding departments or expeditions, will be given by Secretary Stanton ; the administration of tho war has already got a policy. Tho Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs had Mexican matters...
f ram ©mtespntet;, [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
f ram ©mtespntet;, HARRISBLRG, February 0, 1862. MESSRS. EDITORS-. The Legislature for some days has been wonderfully exercised about tho expulsion of Jesse D. Bright, United States Senator from the State of Indiana. It is immaterial what the opinions of Mi-. Bright have been—-whether or not he is a traitor of the deepest dye—the question is, what business the Legislature of this State lias with the business of the people of another State? All the troubles which have come upon us have been because we have forsaken the faith of our fathers, their counsels and their wisdom, and gone alter ntrange gods. Had the people of New England interfered less with the sovereign rights of the people of other States, we would still have been a happy and contented people. This same system of interference is now being transferred to this State, and our people are asked to recognize a doctrine which is at variance with the whole system of government—a doctrine which, if carried out to its legi...
d ay of Frightful Occurrence--A Young Lady Out to PtMtes aam.H ilflgP>«i ok. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
d ay of Frightful Occurrence--A Young Lady Out to PtMtes aam.H ilflgP>«i ok. Intell.^er»|ped*f> t o- a fright-H$ meeideift whieh occtrrred on the Pennsylvania Railroad, on Saturday night.— It af$>eare that a young man named Bodebaugh and a young lady of his acquaintance were on their way to singing school on Saturday night, and had reached a deep cut near Itodebaugh's Station, a short distance from Greensburg, when they heard the Express train, bound west, approach. The parties clambered up the embarkment, that the train might pass, but just as the locomotive came thundering along, the poor girl, from some cause or other, lost her footing, and, falling back on the track, was run over by the entire train, and literally cut to pieces. We did not hear her name, but learn that she resided in the vftinity. The officers of the train could not, of course, have prevented the catastrophe, and knew nothing of the presence of the girl until aftet the occurrence.—Pitt...
ISSSSSSMSMMSSSSSS— »¦ ——^ —mn Subscribers in the West. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
ISSSSSSMSMMSSSSSS— »¦ ——^ —mn Subscribers in the West. We have a large number of subscribers in the West to)whom we sent accounts several months ago, and who have, as yet, given them no attention. Will those who have not remitted the amount due us, be good enough' to forward it by mail, at our risk, without further delay 1 We need the money to meet our obligations, and ought to have it at once. jaa^"Hon. J ESSE LAZEAR, P. DONLEY, Esq., GEO. V. LAWRENCE, and JAMES STOCKDALE of the Maryland House of Delegates, have our thanks for important favors.
ENGLISH PRINCIPLES AND POLICY. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
ENGLISH PRINCIPLES AND POLICY. Recent foreign advices go to confirm the apprehensions, gravely entertained for some months, of British interference in the struggle now waging by the American people for the preservation of their unity and nationality. This intelligence neither I surprises nor disappoints ua. Few nations have been more contradictory and inconsistent in principle and policy than the English people. With the most liberal Constitution of any European monarchy—with the right of suffrage, and representation in Parliament, and with few or no " usabilities in the way of the preferment R>f men of all classes and creeds, her sym-I pathies should all be enlisted on the side of human progressand popular institutions. P Her long struggle against tyranny and prerogative, - beginning long before her sturdy barons succeeded in wresting the "Magna Charta" from King John at Runnymead, continuing on through successive reigns until it culminated in the Revolution of 1688,...
THE TEEASUEY NOTE BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
THE TEEASUEY NOTE BILL. The Bill making $150,000,000 of demand Treasury notes a legal tender for public and private debts passed the House of Representatives by the following vote : YEAS—Messrs. Aldrich, Alley, Arnold, Ashb y, Babbitt, Bailey of Mass., Bailey of Pennsylvania, Baker, Beanian , Bringham, Blair of Missouri, Blair of Virginia, Blake, Buffington, Burnham , Campbell, Chamberland, Clark , Colfax, Cutter, Davis, Delano , Delaplaine , Dull, Dunn, Edgerton, Edwards , Ely, Fenton, Fessenden , Fisher , Frauchot, Frank, Gooch , Granger , Gurley, Haight, Hale , Hanchett, Hamson, Hickman, Hooper, Hutchins, Julian , Kelley, Kellogg of Michigan, Kellogg of Illinois , Killinger, Lansing, Leary, Loomis , McKean, McKni ght, McPherson, Marston, Maynard, Mitchell, Moorhead, Morrill, of Maine, Nugent, Olin , Patton, Phelps of California, Pike , Price, Rice, of Massachusetts, Rice of Maine, Riddle, Rollins of Missouri, Sargent, Shanks, Shellabarger, Sherman, Sloan, Spaulding, Steele,...
AN OLD HOESE. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
AN OLD HOESE. "A horse died a few days ago, on Nathaniel Brownfield's farm, near Uniontown, which was forty years old. He was purchased out of one of the "Line teams" by Mr. Brownfield in 1832, for a ten year old horse, and has been extraordinarily useful until the last two or three years when he was permitted to take times easy." tS" How Government-contractors overlooked the venerable animal above-mentioned is matter of surprise to us. Perhaps the Democratic politics of his owner kept him out of the "service." *a?"One of our old friends and subscribers writes us as follows from Peoria, Illinois :— I "GBSTLMEN :—Enclosed you find $5, j which please place to my credit. Although I have been living out of my old native j county nearly fourteen years, the local news in the columns of the M-essenger affords me great pleasure. Besides, I find I yetrave sound on the.»»—*— -~»icai 'fflKei^ of J&J / "" 1Jemoera ^ P^rhf must' ^^m^M^m^mmikm
CONSUMPTION-ITS 0UEABILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 19 February 1862
CONSUMPTION-ITS 0UEABILITY. The curability of Pulmonary Consumption is no longer disputed. In its earliest stages it is by no means unmanageable, and frequently yields readily toappropriate and energetic remedial agents. It is true there is no specific against it, but there are "systems of treatment to be followed in order to conquer the pathological states which constitute the disorder." Phthisis, thus treated, is often cured, and oftener still life has been greatly prolonged, and suffering mitigated. Among the eminent physicians who have made Pulmonary affections their speciality, and who treat them with eminent success, Dr. J. H. SCHENK, of Philadelphia, ranks with the very best and ablest. Himself for many years a Consumptive, and given up to die by his physicians, his attention was directed to the powerful therepeutical agents he now employs in its treatment, and under theiLoperation he entirely and permanently recovered his health, and when we last met him was as vigorou...