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The Mississippi Pass light. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
The Mississippi Pass light. The Navy Department has received official dispatches about the Hollins attack on the New Orleans squadron. His ram struck, not the Preble or Vincennes, but thejsteamer Richmond, which could not avoid a collision because of a two great length to be turned. iii the river. The collision made a hole five inches in diamater in her hull, which did not sink her. The ram essayed another blow, but was beaten off. Our ships then all made for the mouth of the river. The Preble went over the bar, but the Richmond and Vincennes stuck upon if. There they were assailed by Hollins' mosquito fleet, whose guns did but little or no damage. Our loss was one shi p's boat, that got adrift, and that containing fifteen tons of coal. Wo did not lose a man. Ere the messenger bearing the dispatches left, both the Richmond and Vincennes had floated over the bar again. No vessels are now between the rebel batteries. fS-vTohn Brown, Jr's sharpshooters, hu_beriri g 1& m...
gfeto af f t Itogk [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
gfeto af f t Itogk Latest from Edward' s ?e!g__P&>l_____*S from the Virginia Side—TlprteW^ptr fa_kbT_e__my--Ti>a8qB*B*d JBsl Force at the Terry. % *JM * _______ BDWARD'S F__¥ , OcSfcer 2MN Washington, October 24.-"Yeste|^g Captain Vaughan, of the Bftggj Island batter y, went over t hg tfaB ofthedlead bp di gg^tf jfflf3l v_aK ? ¦__ Ef* ^ ____L_____ *d'8 Ferr y SjHKat_nr9l_9 M 0nn^ ^i wood, ' :¦MBmi|^St«rfM «he*« is an earth-^S^H wM_v »ig severi guns. The ¦ HHKafaetween the river and Lees-H^BPrcfmiles from the latter place; HHbout three miles from Edward's •Cwre supposed they are the same traops that attacked our pickets yestewkly. About the same hour Gen. Abecrombie sei_t word to headquarters that the enemies' forces were advancing towards his position on tfie Vifg inia side from above and below, and asking for reinforcements. His command was seen drawn up inline of battle, near the shore, and orders were issued to push over a strong force to his relief....
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' *a*Hait„ _ -kwd^Jr^?- '' ' os The mast that can be^m ue _A_}at_k«fcFjd _t_^ __i___' '^ ¦ 'I' ^ Mit pfc7JKK__i_l_Hvec 't '1: ^t p»N________r^*cift_i__ii____!!__l__p*iuIt" of H^^^^^^HH^HpHp; Veen' for | ^HHpHHP|Pmis9|M>i? of ' th e S^KSp HSpiB* los* would have _|BB^»«3^ greater. General Stone ^g^^ge*-pTobabl y have crossed as pfnavbadn e not'received information? (from his scouts that the coast was fcfear , and that his way to Leesburg would be almost unobstructed. The enemy has undoubtedly succeeded in another skillful ruse, and, according to their usual tactics, having learned that a crossing was to have been made, they had overwhelming numbers on the ground to push back any advance. Considering that a transit of the Potomac has been under contemplation for many weeks, it does seem most unaccountable that no greater facilities had been made to effect a crossing than a few old scows and a eraz}' canal boat.— Any tolerable military engineer could have constructed a pont...
Mow Particulars of the Battle Near Edwards' Perry. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
Mow Particulars of the Battle Near Edwards' Perry. WASHINGTON, October 25.— Col. Joshua T. Owen, of the Second Regiment of the California Brigade, arrived here last night, direct from Edwards' Ferry, and has related the following additional particulars in regard to the recent engagement: The force was 1,736 on our side.— Of the number killed, wounded and missing, 237 belonged to Col. Baker's regiment. Captain Vaughan, who was sent over to bring the dead, report that a large number of the rebels slain were carric* away, while oth i ers were intered on the battle field. The impression is that their killed far exceeded ours, owing to the efficiency of our artillery. Lieut- Col. Wistar, who was wounded in the shoulder, arm and jaw, is considered out of danger. Capt. . Markee, of Philadelp hia, was wounded in the arm, and taken prisoner , Lieut. Williams, of Captain Putnam's company was killed. Col. Owens further states that immediately previous to the fall of Col. Baker, the reb...
Our Army in Missouri—Hedging Price Around—Another Federal Victory, [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
Our Army in Missouri—Hedging Price Around—Another Federal Victory, ST. Louis. Oct. '25.—A gentleman' from Gen. Sigel's advance post reports that Price " had left Cedar county, and was retreating towards Greenfield, Dade county. Sigel's advance guard was near Bolivar on Tuesday evening, and his main body was at Quincy, Lane's forces were at Osceola, and Sttirgis' entire command was only one day's march behind. Gen. Sigel was about as far south as Price, but some twenty-five miles east, evidently aiming for Springfield to cutoff his retreat south, while Lane was only two day's march north ^ of him. Fremont and staff were at Pommcdeterrc river en route for Quincy.— Gen. Hunter's and McKinstry's divisions were moving towards Warsaw. Gen. Pope was marching on Leesville, via Sedalia, and Gen. Ashath was at Warsaw. The Bridge at Warsaw was completed, and troops wore to commence crossing on Wednesday last. The structure is trustle work and not a pontoon bridge. It was the general be...
P . .JPteRxrtBatita. . , . . I' [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
P . .JPteRxrtBatita. . , . . I' It is no* generally cohceded, says the \ \ Nef York ' forldtf'biU %e first great bat-1 \ tk in the advance will probably take ; place at Centreville. The rebel army is [ massed between that point and Bull Run \ 1 in force, f'rom the cautious manner of , ! McClellan's advance they see that it will j ¦ not do to give up Centreville heights with- ¦ ; out a struggle, as they may be used to shell i ¦| the batteries on the old battle ground.— I From the present rate of advance, it may i : not be a week before Gen. JicClellan ; : reaches that point. There may, however,'*) j be a dash in another direction as a diver- j sion, but it now looks as though there" ; ! will be a series of battles—at Centreville, j , | Bull Run, and Manassas. With equal ' J bravery and even less men our immense i , advantage in rifled cannon and arms ought j j to give us the victory. • ': ; j | i i ! j i j : ; ; I j i
A Day of Thanksgiving Appointed. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
A Day of Thanksgiving Appointed. Govenor Curtin has issued his proclamation appointing a day of public Thanksgiving and Prayer for the people of the State. The day fixed is Thursday the 28th of November, and his Excellency recommends Ah at it be set apart as "a day of solemn Thanksgiving to God. for having prepared our corn and watered our furrows, and blessed the labors of the husbandman, and crowned the year with His goodness, in the increase of the ground and the gathering in of the fruits thereof, so that our barns are filled with plenty; and for having looked favorably on this Commonwealth and having strength ened the bars of her gates and blessed the children within her, and made men to be of one mind , and preserved peace * in her borders. Beseeching Him also on behalf of these United States , tfaat.our beloved country may have deliverance from these great and apparent dangers wherewith she is compassed, and that He will mercifull y still the outrage of perverse, viol...
The Confiscation Law to be Enforced. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
The Confiscation Law to be Enforced. A correspondent ot trie JN. 1. Times says that the Government is rapidly preparing for enforcing the confiscation law passed by the last Congress. On Saturday attachments were served against a lot of furniture belonging to a man named Shields, who is a Captain in the rebel army, and who owns a number of houses and lots in Washington.— This is to be a special case, and if the law is sustained, the Government will at once proceed to confiscate the property of every known Confederate as fast as they come within the jurisdiction of the Federal arms. The same correspondent says: An application was made to Provost Judge Frieze, of Alexandria, on Saturday, to have the Government take possession of the estate of the late John A. Washington, at Mt. Vernon, for the purpose of securing the claims of Union men. When John A. Wash ington left for the rebel army, he placed the care of the estate in the hands of one Turner. Turner, howevery, soon caught ...
Eomney, Va. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
Eomney, Va. This village, the scene of the late brilliant achievement of Gen Kelley, in which he captured three cannon and a large number of prisoners, together with wagons and camp equipage, is situated in a bowel of mountains. There are rich, fertile valleys running along their bases. The country surrounding is productive of the coreals. The town itself is one of the most thriving in that part of Virginia. Many of the inhabitant!* still long for a restoration of the old Union. It can be easily fortified and held. But its possession, except as a point to guard the rear of an advancing column, is of little military invportance. Winchester is the strategetic point of that region. Col. Wallace's Indiana Zouaves, early in June last, while stationed at Cumberland, made a- dash upon a party of Confederate troops stationed at this point, and took all their camp equipage and a large number of arms, routing them completely. BIGAMISTS BY MISTAKE.— Two young married men, of Searsburg,...
' The Bebel Boutin? at Bomney. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
' The Bebel Boutin? at Bomney. | A correspondent of the Cinein^fcti Commercial g ives the following account of the wearing but «f the Beb-' els by General Kelley, at Bomney, Virginia: The hour appointed wastwelve M. for the start. The 4th Ohio- had* left<|$reir ieamp atp«ndleton,, distance .^hirty-two miles' , and were' within w>«piffcs_waiting to join us. About 50(Tofthe 7th Virginia under command of Gel; K«41_vy, a sou-| of the General's Captains Dayton and :< H/vgan'ts . companies also VirgirSa, troops ' , jn^ei-c with pi. together with the Ringgold Cavalry and Mc-Ghee's- Virginia Lancers. The force, numbering about 2500 , with the wagon train, soon after twelve p.M.—- The General overtook them the next morning, M'hen he took charge in person. When within seven miles of liomney, our advance guard were j attacked by the ambushed p ickets.— Every step of the way was hotly contested, the Einggold Cavalry under i Capt. Keys , performing feats of vall or. dr...
General Kelly's Column. ; [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
General Kelly's Column. ; This gallant Virginian has not only recovered from his severe wound, ! inflicted by the treachery of rebels, ; last summer , but is again actively at j work in the field. His headquarters | have alternated lately between Graf- j ton and New Creek. He has had six ! regiments under his commend, and ;, these have been stretched in line j from Cumberland (Maryland)to Graf- i ton. Their principal business has been to guard the line of the Balti- : more and Ohio Railroad between i these points, and to keep the seces- i sionists from making incursions out of the valley of Virginia into the i Western part of that State. By his I movement upon Romncy, the Seces- ; sion forces in the valley of the She- ! nandoah are outflanked, and Win- ; Chester, only 25 miles from this point : is seriously menaced. By this route j Manassas can i>c completly turned, ', or a march made upon Richmond, ! through Staunton, without regard \ to Beauregard's army. It is doubtf...
Prom Kansas. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
Prom Kansas. KANSAS CITY , ' October 20.—The j Santa Fe mail furnishes the following , additional items : j About the 1st instant a company ! of New Mexican volunteers, under j Capt. Mink, was attacked in the ni ght! at Alimosa.35 miles below Fort Craig, by 110 Texan rebels and their horses ' stampeded. Capt. Mink proposed to j surrender his company, but his men i dissented, secured their horses, and j retreated to Fort Craig: subsequentl y about 100 United States troops from • Fort Craig pursued the rebels,overtook ' them, killed their Captain and ten1 men. wounded about thirtj', and killed j about thirt y horses. The balance ot i j Texans escaped to Mesilla. Another i ! band of rebels who had been encamp-1 j ed on Arkansas river, were being pur- j I sued by a company of U. S. dragoons j from Fort Wise and a company of < New Mexico volunteers. !
The .Naval Expedition. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
The .Naval Expedition. As most all the vessels of the great maritime expedition are steamers , I which can put out to sea when a i storm breaks out upon the coast, I there is not the same danger from j shipwreck to them as to the sailing j vessels that aforetime constituted the j Spanish Armada and other expeditions that have been destroyed by the force of winds and waves. And j though the armament of vessels is more formidable than of old, so also i arc the means of resistance of forts i and other land batteries likewise : augmented. . i ! ! Our coasts being fortified only here ' and there , while bays and inlets ! abound where troops may b' e landed I out of the range of batteries , a mari-I time expidition may operate much I more advantageously than in Europe , where cannon frown in every direction. j Lord Wellington once said in Par liament that ships, however well commanded, or however gallant the seamen mi ght be, were incapable of engaging successfully with stone wa...
Latest from Parkersburg. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
Latest from Parkersburg. A dispatch to the Cincinnati Commercial says: The rebels fled on the approach of Col. Richmond on Tuesday. His scouts captured forty rebels and twenty horses. The rebel force was at least six hundred strong throughout Wirt county—a great many of whom had taken the oath. Heretofore they were too cowardl y to show themselves , but are sending their wives to compromise with Col. Richmond. He refuses to listen to them until they gave up a sufficient number of their leaders; he will then think them sincere. There is no chance for a battle, although the rebel force most be larger than. purs.
The Absconding Secretary. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
The Absconding Secretary. Some excitement has been created by the rumor that the secrets of the Naval Expedition had been be- j trayed by the private secretary of-Commodore Buyout , or some other I person. The New York "Evening Post," in commenting upon this report, says: -Our own correspondent with the naval expedition mentions, incidentall y, as a matter of small importance, that a master's mate on one of the ships, a crazy follow, had suddenl y disappeared, and it was feared he had, in amoment of temporary aberration of mind, wandered beyond our lines, where he would be shot b y the enemy." We suppose this is the ground of fact on which the '•Tribune's" alarming rumor is founded.
More Kebel Brutality. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
More Kebel Brutality. A gentleman at Hopkinsville , Kentucky, about three weeks ago was taken into the woods by the rebels, when they first took possession of that 'place, and there stripped and scourged with a raw hide until the blood flowed to the ground. He says he received at least one hundred lashes. A rope was then placed around his neck and he was actuall y hung to the limb of a tree which fortunately broke. At this critical moment some of the mob who were members of the order became aware that he was a Mason, and exerted themselves to save his life, and at last succeeded in placing him beyond the reach of these fiends in human shape. His wife and children arc still there , exposed to their tender mercies.
Patriotic Letter from Garibaldi. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
Patriotic Letter from Garibaldi. The following patriotic letter written by Garibaldi, at Caprcra.Septem-10th. to Mr. Quiggle, the United States Consul at Antwerp, settles the question with reference to the coming of the Italian Liberator to this country, at least for the present: -M y Dear Sir—I saw Mr. Sanford, and regret to be obliged to announce to you " that I shall not be able to get to the United States at present. I do not doubt of the triumph of the cause of the Union, and that shortly. Bat if the war should unfortunately continue in your beautiful country. I shall overcome all obstacles which detain me and hasten to the defense of a people whe arc so dear to me. Yours. GARIBALDI.
Another Great Well. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 6 November 1861
Another Great Well. Another extraordinary vein of oil was tapped on Oil Creek last week. The oil was forced into the air a height of several feet, and the gas igniting from the engine house the well was soon in a blaze. While matters were in this state a spectator procured a barrel, which he cut in two, and one half of which he filled with combustible matter. Wrapping himself in wet blankets he rushed up to "the blazing we'll , and setting the half barrel over the pipe succeeded in driving a plug into the tube through which the oil flowed, thereby extinguishing the fire. He received 400 barrels of oil for his trouble, so that both the owners of the well and himself were handsome gainers by the operation.