Galveston Weekly News (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 37, Ed. 1, Tuesday, November 26, 1861

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f ce Couon-COL. J. S. STDKOE
To. Lrrri. Co osk -CAPT. K. B. YAHD.
Ion MArcs MAJ.S. f DAYIS
Willi larjiortil by nuny friendist the election on
inocLA5Lvno call for ynoors.
Ulixocitrx" Vukut Struam rTxx
Gllrctloa Aovimber 15 JWi. $
1. Thirty Corajnu'w oflntatry will ts received Into
the Ooifoicrate trvlee fortSc warJJ
2. ItHCe-JraMe ttaUhe ocmpahla.Mnld-J)S offered
equipped and &nQc2lV the pment -nitaaaca firearms
hi can fee jmjearei ui pKjdeiUpotal5)!e with a certtla
qaaulicyot soluble amxualtlon.
S Uwnplu'nireportMmiybeunjteonvtnliitt
tlarcllotrtnR plts otitiilciTOns; Spimg p-eck near
EcmpsadTXtU)rl2HattisJca5dbii Anttmlo.
4. Troop aiming an! cra'pr-inr thenudvwwtnijaTe
all ira retuaScl by tiro Confederate Gorcnimcnl
epos p:rper Inspection tnd v&lcauon.
6. Mustninj oflicm win teslsllouri at tie rcutavous
to n-Jnln cmnpanu -open arrival Ite alntaca
rorlitanyylsMrTlTiilei. '
. The Qoirusiuaster and Co-omlniry'a Departments
Trti-raikcnllnsMBiry arrinjeaiea'e for tae qnutcilng
sal subsistence of IxoofaMUie rtnaczvciu.
7. Ttt nm? ;SJ ff1? this war s snosi one I
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'"'"nrinr1"""' - - - -
Tly order of
Ccnananaias MntaiyDeparuaciitcf Texas.
Sisrat Leva IMWA. MiloranlA. A. A-"
T 'g
The Ketiew. A review took place yester-
day nndcr the inspection of "Gen. Hebert. We
belicTe lhi3 rerieir emrtced nearly all the
troops on this Island those on the opposite
aide.of the Bay tt aifferent stations not being
included. The troops passed down Treroont
street in the following order; Col. Moore's
Regiment; Col. Mieliols's Kegiment; CcoVs
llaUaUon ; lga's Bttteryi CftTis' Squadren
or Cavalry commanded by Atting Major Bior-
dan. We my possibly hare omitted some in this
enumeration. This is the first time we hare
ever witnessed so fnll a review nn3 re believe
our citiiens were generally much gratified to
witness the decided improvement in drill and
the soldierly bearing of tho troops.
0C?"Weare indebted to Ur.J. W.Price and
theSoulh Western Express Company forXew
OrlessspaperBarJstcst dates.
K?-Wo itd the pleasure the other day of
meeting our esteemed friend Hr. SwicdeHes
or the Dillas lferatd. In spite of the war and
this annoying blockade of our port Hr. S. slitl
-continues toTinniun ms -.nicresurg anu mciui
psper fcad we hope he may not have t disn-
L-tmue for the want of paper - "
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J37 VTc need scarcely irmle attention to
l(rtn. Eebcrt'a procltm&tvin in our present
lie callingTorTjiirty oof conrpanies of lu
ll is now Known mat uieonemyue-
K meet onr armybefore their Own xap
L?h having greatly aapenor numbers
koatc Tnstcaval armament ibr the
asstroying onr seaports andrava-
Itsrherethcj- expect ws have few
ortrocpsto oppoktbeff Ana
U tne erpecUtion !$
Lour exposed sSaboard wjll
rafof out troops from the
whom they
TTfygTUU if
mrasDiT sov. 2i
-If 01
1 We tn common with many others we
presume havo often had occasion to experi-
ence the beneSts of tbe Express Company.
This Company (the SoBih-Weatert Kxpress)
has established commnnicttion between the
Confedelate Stales and all parts of the world
nd nndocbtcd resDonsibility secures to it
the transportation cM valuables ofrbatevc
Battls. of BrutOM. In summing up the
casualties of this .battle the Memphis Ava-
lanche says our loss was 100 killed and less
than 200 wounded while the lo of the en-
emy was about 400 killed andf6o wonndid.
91 Lincolnites were taken prisoners besides
over 100 of their wounded in our hands.
A CosrucT rs 3. W. Pass. We see in the
Now Orleans papers & statement to tbe effect
that tbe C. S'. privateer Jackson proceeded
down the Mississippi aiew days ago into the
S. W.Tasi when two of tho enemy s Bieamers
Ue Water Witch and the Scuta Carolina
came up Within range. The Jackson then
joined the Ivy which was near by when the
enemy .commenced a fire on them which con-
tinued for two hours but without effect. Mean-
time the Ivy and Jackson returned the fire
with shot and ahells-which fell thick ahoat the
skulls of the'Tantees. The enetnr were final '
how much they suffered.
1 yc
2? We have had the pleasure .of meeting
ilr. Wm. F. Lawrence editor of the Ilillshoro
Express who has just been on a visit to our
city and has received a commission from Gen.
Hebert to raise afi Infantry Company for the
defence of the State during the war. Mr. Law-
rence informs us that he has already S3 men
engaged and will be able to complete his com-
pany in two or three weeks time. We wish
htm every success and trust his example may
be followed by many others so as to be in read-
iness to meet the threatened emergency.
137"Speaiing of the attack on.tbe batteries
afPort Royal the Savannah News of the 6th
says tho first attack wa3 made with seven and
the rcxt with eight steamers and that ono of
the large steamers got badly dtm3ged and went
Ashore while ancther had to be towed off.
9 V
Tnis Court was organised on Monday.
Upon consultation ivith the members of the
bar Judge Hill concluded the services of a
petit jiW wouldajot be required at this the
first term of theourt nndcr our present
government and accordingly none "were
.cmpanncled. A Grand Jury -was then era-
panneled as follows.:
David G. Bukjett Foreman.
Warren D. C. Hall-WH. Wynne
Chcrle&JDaniels Al Moors
Aaron Burns
Wrsfi.Til. Armstrong
tJeo5H. Brioghurst
Charles II. Leonnrd
P. S. Miller
Daniel Marston
J.W. Rice.'
IWnf. Sanderson
d.n. jjcren
.-The Jndse then delivered an address to
the Grand Jury which -we hear Epid&ntof
by au who Tvere present jn mo -uigocst
'ls ?t aU0D; ' erreawo.
learn m iosfacnt language to th(
terms OL commenqauon. ixie rciexrt&i vro;
causes whichled to our separation from Ui
old Tfnioi) andUo tWrtcltsof She war thus.
far contrasting the chnfaalcr of the t wogo v-
tst asportrayed. by Uielrrfr(;spe.v.e
Soiitlt Carolina Is Cordially Hated
In life Sonth."
OurTeaders will abserve that the above is a
sentence from the article of the New York
Times published in our last iBsue. We ask
our readers to persue that article and we think
they will come to the conclusion we have
namely that the present attack upon l'ort
RoralSvas ordered mainly from tho conviction
expressed by tho Times that South Carolina
is" corcially hated by the South and hence
i-thal that Stale would abtain little if any as
sistance from tho oher States of the South
to aid jn resisting stjch an attack. The con-
clusion therefore was that the expedition
against thatStalo would bo more likely to be
successjur'than if directed against any other
port oc the Southern coast.
But how comes it to pass that the opinion
should prevail at the North that South Carolij
na 13 haled by the other Southern States? Vty
presume every well informed refcd-ir will gir--prelljfmuch
the same answer to this questipn.
Duringany years past resistance to Federal
oppressien and Federal aggressions upon the
rights of slaveholders has been the leading
theme of political discussion all over the
.country aud Sonth Carolina has stood prom
inent before tho-worid as the most zealous ana
persevering advocate of such rcsislance in
some form and when at last secession from
the Government that inflicted theseT wrongs
was deUfrmined upon by the great mass Of the
iisr5Sr."il. -! . u ..-i...ii: B
and only effectual remedy South Carolina
was the first to adopt il the first State to re-
sume the powers delegated to the Federal
Union" and proclaim her original and absolute
sovereignty and the first State also to defy
the power of Lincoln to compel the Federal
flag to hi lowered and to raise the Confederate
banner in its place on the walli of Sumter.
Hence the universal desire throughout all Lin-
colndom to gratify their feelings of revenge
against that fearless little State. As the Times
admits that State is considered the bead and
front of the offending and but for th'at State
It is believed throughput the North that the
entire South could have been brought to sub-
mit as loyal subjects of Lincoln's despotism.
Thie it will readily"be admitted accouSJs for
the Northern detestation 'that Statl but
why is it assumed that gbeis also hated in the
South? It is well known that during tbe
years of the protracted discussion of our
wrongs and their remedies there was a largg
and highly respectable Union partythroujsny
oat the South who believed that a rcrufdj could
be found short of a dismemberment of tbe
Union and who therefore depiecated secs3sion
a3 tbe worst evil that could befall this country
short of tbe lbss of our liberties. It was un-
derstood by this party &3 it was at the North
that these so-called dangerous heresies secess-
ion nullification etc. originated in that State
and it will be well remembered by all that
many prominent men and ltading journals of;
this party whoto patriotism tvo neverjtlouut-
d continued formany years to pour out the
T 111 J K. : 4 JL.L U1.1.
most bitter denunciations against that State! aD(I h"inB fortiOcationseonstructed deemed
on the around that the doctrines nropiulgatedT10 le ttm03t xnpregnable-all at a mostHniv
thereSMuld lead to the overthrow cifjlhe 1
ionja result that they deprecated eds
....fiJr-U I J A. 41 U 1.LT
tiiejlbclieved. sntEcient gnsrantees'miiibUbe
obtained" Tor our future sesnrity in the Unjon
This belicHivas confidently iuduigeojip to the
time when Mr. Crittenden's compromise bill
providing- for a restoration ofdiaaBony to the
Union by a recognition of Eom'eTfcw ot the
e'earest constitutionaliights of the South was
defeated byi tfe almost entire jote of the I
NonD. The aacieVNorlbeni vote also de-
lUlU VI KIJ VvUCl tunoyiu 1AUM(T(U UIUUlb
to lhe Blaye
farwnrit ni'OTiJiiiiinv''tirtarntfiefl phMfevtff.ffir'
MnVurptTryAthtfSdntb.- TbertnJiwas" lowing from tho Bichtnond Examiner-.
ihat IhriilWhubliiSu Si tv hid triumnhe'd on Ih'orth Ts beciihcdisshU&iec
-j.'.J: ... .j i ...i.i '... McClellan. Thc'aeaftiOTkiUeril'I hai
HHkLf 1"""I " w-ramuui uvq .- f. .v. iii7 -J-l
We are still without our own correspondence
from Au3tin but learn from the Telegraph's
that there has transpired in our Legislature
very littlo of much public interest. Nearly all
the bjlls presented hare bcn committed to
the Financk Judtliary and Military commit-
tees. Ajojntrcso'ution was adopted to go into
the election of C. S. Senators last Saturday
and Ibe Civilian learns that lion. W. S. Old-
ham and L. T. Wigfall have been elected Con-
federate Stales Senators.
Messrs. Oldham Waul and Hemphill were
candidates tho two former addressed the Leg-
islature by speeches and the latter by a writtea.
communication. . i?-
A joint resolution wasjniroauceu requesting
our members in Congress to bring before" that
bodythpropriety of lecogniiing the Texas
end NewqOrleans railroad as a military necessity.-
The jsreat scarcity of paperin Austin leaves
it a matter of some doubt whether thcro is
enough to do the printing this sesaion. A
committo is appointed to correspond with the
Houiton and Galveston offices in regard to the
public printing.
It is believed there will be.very little private
or local legislation this session. Judge Buck-
ley as might be expected from his well known
ability is said to preside as Speaker with
efficiency and dlznity : and coed order and de-
rnrr-r """'r-rt'-f1T1ririiTiTTTiilr'fr-ir. -'v- l-
"hies are evijilff for the very good reason that
the treasury is also empty. It is supposed the
session may continue till Christmas. We can
hear nothing further or Governor Lubbock's
Inaugural. Wo hope that is not delayed for
the want of paper.
A bill has been introduced into tbe Senate
by Mr. Harcourt reasserting the original
boundaries of Texas to tbe source of the Rio.
Grande and embracing New lIextcoetc. which
we formally sold to tbe United States for ten
millions of dollars. Our right to take that
immense territory back is bas"ed.on tho ground
that tho treaty of cession has Been violated by
the United Stales and is therefore niflongcr'
binding on Texas. The bill.itis'thoughtTill
Since writing the the aboye we" have re-
ceived the State Gazette ofUie 9th Inst (11
days from Austin) in which we find Governor
Lubbock's Inaugural which iwe shall give our
readers soon.
Gen. lUecieiicu
Wo are by no means eg ennguine a? some oft
our exchanges appear to'bef in the" truth ot the
reports about Gen. McClellcc's increasing nn-
popnlarity with Lincoln's government.'' That
the people of tbe North are dissatisfied with
him there is no doubt on aqcouat orhis de-
laying so long to give battle to tbe Confeder-
ate troops -after having received forces" So
greatly .outnumbering ours together withuin
UUUCUH nwcE3iuu iu uiavatmi uuu artllirirjr
mom expense to the people. It is admitted
on all hands that McDowell fought the battle
of Mdncssas with scarcely half the advant
ages now possessed byifeCIellan and jet the
isjicr uecuaes'iiijiuave ms enirencumenis ana
give battleto.-the rebels. It fs not therefore
to b wondered at that dissatisfaction finds ex-
pression in so many quarters at the North.
jfeverthelesS there are many. trong reasons
why Lincoln-should not be willing to yield to
these clamors; andiake tho responsibility 0f
j Jbrcmg JlcClclIcn toJjghiOi-3iiperceding him
with anolherpippointmint. IV e copy the fol-
1 with Gen.
i opened
n hTm ftii-1 'tWTntf nitrnnrn1
-"bdu aajfu ' tJie people peocrall;
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ourus army
- (A a "' y.
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Hews by Telegraph.
Beaufort and Finckncy Island in
Possession of hc Enemy.
"jw' "
iYegrocs Seized ol Plantations.
Federal Fleet lilDyint; onth.
Planter's Convention.
Gen. Polk's Addrcjj to the Army.
Battle near nfcfyficld Ky.
Federals agaitfilaatcd etc. ctd
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SATAVUAn Noria Tfielfcpnbllcan of ibis
morning is informed by a centlemaa from the
interior that the otidges'Fover Chickomonga
creek weru burned-by dtharged bands and"
nDt UJ UDI0U1313 U3 IU 0UppU3OU.
A negro who escaped fro'm Ililfon Head says
he heard tho Federal ofStfers say their loss in
the Port Royal batrie wcaf-ta killed.
The Bepublican poblsahe.i an extract from a
letter dated St. Simon'jflsland Oth which
says ono Federal ve'asel passed the day pre-
vibus and thrte moroon the Sth bound South;
they also passed Fsmandjna.
Gen. Leo has arrived in this city.
Nothing positive i known of the movements
of the Federals a fik.
CnARLESTos Nov. H.-fTfieiCoarier of this
morning says : A frieidijuijlr arrived in this
city reports that BlutTjoa.on Sunday last was
in possession of our fgrcfSi'aud Beaufort was
deserted and virtually s'the riossession of the
enemy. He bcli!ve3 tustjno attempts at land-
ioe had been made byithe enemy excepting
a few-thieving excursions".' Tho captured bng
Betsey Ames has been brought up to the city.
jt special nispatcn lojno Jiempnis Appeal
dated davannab Nbr.lifaaystbe Federal fleet
isrepoftcd to-day as landing men torses and
equipments at Beaufort.-
The largest vessels of the fleet are believed
to have gono seaward rtobably destined for
BrunswicTc. j Jt
All the entrances leading to Savannah hav
been blockaded by SiofcttfTessels across the
chjnnels audit willnovbe extremely diffi-
cult for tbe fleet to get inlreach of the city.
Fort Pulaski is very strong and tho channel
is close-sod narrow 'J
Tho military anthcrittorhere feel confident.
TviiCiitoia itirni).
' (Siurlkstox Nov. 14.4-The enemy are ascer-
tained to be in'possre3iinif Pinckney Island
and they have seized" nil the able-bodied men
on theplantatipnsY&na taken them aboard the
flet-t.t.!ljhi3"has creatsdja panic among the
ToiEers Who are anxiousfoget away bat are
prcfented from leaving JBy.torce.
- The euemy have made no sttemnt to land a
force on the main IaodjeJ. 3 ti
Yesterdaybur picketSat Buckingham werEiJ-v
fired unonby a nartv ini. launch at lornr taw.
"without effeit. i ' -
- Wo havo not beenaiBle to ascertain their
fotee but i s repreSeatt'd by the negroes to
be large. ' ?
FKai::t"A&TLEKTSOt"TIIWATlD nattm-
AvA.-i.-tAaiiui At. iub feueii unjisiw
nortea csnavin2Da3caj!ernanatnatnis morn
ing southward bound 'The greatest aettvfty
it uispiayeu in me sirengmening Ol me ueien-
ses ot this city. Conudenes is restored and a
general feeling of security prevails.
.CruiiLESTOs- Nor. lS.J-AspeciaLdispatch to
the Charleston'fJourteri&tL'(l Focataligo Kov.
12 tays ; A dctjchmo3l.-of Wgbt Dragoons
visited Beaufort at daylight this mornfng and
renort thit two ?unbOts lie one mile and a
.half below t;wn and ttjatthe place is unoccu
pied Dy tne enemy ftegrocs report tnat me
enemy visit thej town daily but return at night.
llACo:f Kov. IS. ?he. Georgia Planters'
Convention havoadoptMrts6lations indorsing
tho defensive position assumed by pur Gove.'n-
aent and recommend 'f discriminatiog duty
ot ft per cent.on th: vrodactions of the Uni
ted States. Also) tbjjt the cotton planters
("should tbe-war continsud the nresent cron
femaip unsold oiTundVn08wiv of) shall not
trie wnnis lor.
Postal Department have sent agents to those
Eoinlawhere travel and transit is interrupted
y the Unionists to freiliUte the transport!
lion of'thertfffis. The mail train will be rut
only in the day time and engines and cars are
placed on each side of the burnt bridges to
convey tbe mails and pwunMCK There is
nothing new.from the camps butffll tho prom
fnent officials ara unusually cheeifull to day.
Mnsirnis Ifor. 13. Ono of Gen. "Cheat
ham's stall has arrived hero and reports Mi
engagement took Tilace'ou Monday beyond
Mayfipld between Bowen's Bonhatn's and
Martin' regiments and 2009 Federals re-
sultincr in the latter lieinir routed and nnr-
sued by our troops to tho town of Paerecah
No particulars received. The ConfedofEJea
arc now in position beyond raducah.
Nashville Nov. 13 Tankee troops con-
tmno to pour into Kentucky. Oneregimcnl
from Western Virginia arrived at Louisville
on the 4th and two Ohio rcgimentstarted
from' Cincinnati for Louisville on the Sth
inst. Ten regiments from Ohio.Iudianaand
the. North were expected to arrive alLonis-
villolast'wcck. Madieonville Hopkins Co.
was occupied by 1.0C9 Federals on tho ltlth
inst aud tho Southern men were compelled
to fly to avoid arrest. Itobt. Bunker ex-
Ma vor of Mobile and Andrew Lowe a nfer-
. chant of Savannah were arrested at Cincin
nati and taken to Fort Warren in Uoston
Harbor on the Sth inst. by order of Seward.
Both of the gentlemen had recently returned
from" Europe and were arrested on suspicion
-rrf IihvJttt; ftTiTToTlant MitifnrraytJnn .fnri.ithn
rebels. The Washington correspondent-of
tno finladeipnia-uullcltu asserts uiatne nas
assurances from a most authentic source that
Lincoln has informed several gentlemen
high in authority that tho army will not go
into winter quarters hut that a fonrard
movement is determined on and will take
placo at the proper time.
' The New York World speaking of the
naval expedition says : It is manifestly net
the intention of the Lincoln Government to
attempt the capture yet of the large South-
ern seaports. But it thinks that New-Orleans
Mobile and Savannah could be taken
without any great expenditure of bluod; bui.
that the" retention of those cities (or any ono
of them) would bo ft much more serious
matter; and sayB that a lodgment on an
island or series of islands -which command
imrortant harbors .with a viow of future
operations is manifestly the object of the
LTxennnno Nov. IS The Western train
due this morning arrived atjiight and brings
the through mail with dates us late as Kfiox-
vi(le the 10th inst. Passengers by this train
say that tbe reported'damnges by the Union
men of East Tennessee are much txnggerated.
The town bfKnoxvillo is placed under mar-
tial law. .Forty five prisoners taten by Gen.
portion of them were taken- while holding a
recent election in tbe northwest. The poll-
book was also captured with tbe names of
voters Ac.
Nashville Nov. 14 Tbe Union and Ameri-
I cau lesrn3 by & privato letter received here on
fierier county was mortally wounded while
attempting to burn the bridge at Strawberry
Plains on the tst Tennessee andirginia
railroad on'Friday night last. Pickens is re-
ported as one ot the incendiaries. Wm. A.
Bonald a Lincolnite from Louisville ha? been
arrested by the Provost ifarshal at Bowling
Green' on suspicion of visiting that place in
tbe ctpacily of a spy.
ThfMemphis Avalanche of yesterdjy.'llth
has "he following additional particulars from
the battle-field opposite Columbus :
A gentleman who left Columbus on Satur-
day night informs us that our army there are
anxiously expecting another engagement with
the enemy the report being that they are
Another renort prevailed there that Jeff.
Thompson had a fight with the Federals last
t tiuuy some twenty miles irom xxew .Madrid
and achieved a decided success
aim anotner report is to tne eueei tnat tne
mr r 0
IQT. 26 1861..
TIO.V. faUWARa DEcunixiis war villemi
Nkw lone November Jl.ijrhc last h learner
brings a acnes of letters between Uenry W.
Hayman on tho part pfAhe cotton importing
interest in England andLord John Rimell.
Ilavman ihforiiis Lord Hu33eIL that in con
junction wittfOttt'ec merchants he bacTin con-
templation tho fitting out of a number of ships
for the "purpose of trading with New Orleans
and other Southern ports and -asks thai the
protection of IIerilajesty'Tcrui.-ers in the West
Indies may be given the aforesaid ships in-
tended for tho expedition or elf e that tha ships
may be permitted to defend themselves if re-
sisted. "
Lord John Russell replies that her Jlfljsty 'a
Cover.-."nent will not aflcrd the slightest pro-
tection crcounienancasuchan enterprize' and
says mo united aiates cna so called UOQleuer-
ate SisU'h are engaged in civil war and Her
Majesty's Government havo recognized that
state of things and hare taken the petition of
nenurauiy Deiweenme contenaiajr parties aud
mat unusr lave citcsioa-uinefs a cniuu
rbreak an effective- b!ocxadetsne:f3lliabIe to
capture am canuginsaiiou. ii sucu snip ue
fend herself bv force atramst thsnatianaLve
sel enforcing such blockade such defence
would be a breach of tho law of nations and
expose the sh'.U and carco to condemnation as
a prize and the persons who commit the. act ta
severe treatment according to tne laws of war.
Washington- Nov. 11. Tho expedition is
prepared it not already sailed which wiilseal
the harbors of Savannah and Charleston
against the exit and entrance of any further
Theodora or Nashville expeditions.
NewYook Nov. 11. The Post eay3 there
is also a flotilla in this port comprising thirty
vessels now armed and manned ready to sail
for the Gulf of Jf exicb. These vessels .are ofJ
peculiar size and draft a&d armed for barrass-
m? tbe ensst of Louisiana and Alabama.
Montbial. Nov. 11. The thirdliflicarof th
steamship North Briton has arrived at Father
Point in a schooner and reports that the'North
Briton strcck on Parquet Island at 1 o'clock
on tbe morning of the 5th a gate then blow-
ing and was totally lost. No lives were lost.
The passengers and crew were landed a. Port
Minigan. Only a few mail bsgti were saved
and Chose weraperfectly saturated with water
Boston Nov. 11. Mr. Bakerond W. Pierce
of New Orleans have been discharged from
Fort Warren to dayv
Gallii-ollis Ohio- Nov. II Guyaidotle
v a. on .toe uuio river wa j aiucsreu last uigat
by Ctid rebels and out of 150 Federals sta-
tioned there only 50 escaped. The rest were
killed and taken prisoners.
St. Louis. Non 12. The Republican of this
morning say there was an immense Fremont
demonstration last nitht the meeting endof't-'
iug uiui unu uia courae. uis response snowea
through nis denouncing tho administration.
Bescber's paper the Jndependent says Sew-
ard has expresied.his conviction that the Gov.
ernraeot cannot succeed in war and that peace
will be declared in ninety days.
Baltiuobe Nov. 12. Capt. Dowell of the
20th Indiana regiment has returned from Ilati
teras and says he found it 4mpossible for bis
regiment to remain longer there.
Sax Feakcisco Nov. II. Benjamin Sfarks
has been appointed Senator from Qregon. He
is a Democrat and a native of Connecticut.
Memphis Not. 15. One hundred Yankee
prisoners arrived hers to-day aud wero receiv-
ed by the citizecs ; but not insnltipgly.
Gen. Polk is stilt suffering from the accident
heretofore reported.
Gen. Pillow interdicts tbe shipment of corn.
Columbas is threatened with anotbetformid-
able attack by the Federals.
Maxasias. Nov. 15. The New York Herald
of the lvtb iust reports tbat ten of -the veaeels
of the Federal armada were destrojeJ by the
late storta on tne coast
The intelligence of tr-
10.. 37.
S. C. is tatea"bTlhe Federal expedition and
that a portiae tbe Charleston and Savannah
Railrcid Bear that plana is in possession of tbe
More disasters to Federal ships are given. s
tug ai;izier rriuueiu ocutb 13 aupyosea hj
have gena down in 3 storm.
Seward has ben making- another speech ia
which hiMlced tvbo shall be king. Gen Klopko
of UtingiTj was suggested as military leader.
The New York prew speaks indignantly ofin-
positions upon the Government Horses were
pat upon it not worth $25 a head and totally
unfit for the use for which they were wanted.
Gov. Hicks of Maryland recommends the
raising of an army of 10000 men in that State
for the Lincoln service.
It is bclievfed in Philadelphia that onrtroops-
bave abandoned "the .Peninsula their positions
on tha York and Jamei river.
Gen. Sherman is said to be making forced
marches to Charleston Ta in order (a take
Gen. Fiord by sumrise or at a diaadracta?!.
The money market in New York becomes
easier as tbe success of the Lincou Govern-
mnt looks more probable. Wall street capi-
talists crorp'bolder and talk of Ibe Beaufort
district as containing an immenso Supply of
couon to satisiy tne Konoexn marset ana ap-
pease (he Engligb cotton famine. Cotton in N.
x orfc rules at 21 cenls foriliddling Uplands.
Bice and coffeo are quoted at 15Jf cents and
mess pork at 15j. cents.
XJ10 Cattle or Port EoyaL
ThaSarannah News of tbe Oth inst. con-
tains 'be following particulars of the attack
upon tha Port Royal Batteries by the Lincoln
- 'hBSQflfusioa.Afjatt4matS Of persons
engaged in the action it ft impojibIe";.ia the'
time allowed us to obtain a very connected
or circumstantial account of tha tizht. From
various sources we have gathered the fol?.
As staled in our psper yesterday tbe firing
buiween Fort Walker and tbe fleet commenced
about nine o'clock the fleet giving most of
4U..:. .4 ... 4. 13. 4 -. .
melt a.icutiuu hi xnrt iioiur. ceiore ten
o'clock seven of the larger! steamers of the
fleet had passed the batteries and when the
St. JIarya left a mest terrific cannonading
was going on. -The tight continued until 12
o'clock and when the Savannah left at 3
o'clock the firing was unabated except at the
Bay PotnrBattery which hadbeea silenced
-between 11 and 12 o'clock. At this time a
tremendous cannonading was'kept up by the
fleet consisting of some thirty odd steamers
and gun-boats which' was returned by Fort
Walker the battery on Hilton Head.
TbeFort Walker armament consisted of six-
teen guns nine of which bora upon the ship-
ping tbe balance being in position upoo.the
land side. Fife or sir of these gnns among
them tbe 2-Jt-poand r.lla cannon and one 10-
mch Colcmbtad were disabled during the
forenoon. Thus disabled and their ammuni-
tion exhausted the garrison evacuated Fort
Walker between 3 aud i o'clock retiring in
t&e direction of BlsCton teavicc the inns ia
position and unspiked having no spikes for
that purpose.
In the course of theroornin and previous
nignt corsiccrame reiuiormmenuoriarantry
and artillery from Georgia and Carolinia had
arrived at Hilton Head and were stationed in
bVin.ha vicinity of the batteries ; but we
are nnAW'st.yiesent to ascertain the number
of troop engaged In the battle.
" Cipt. Jacob Rsed's artillery corps' of the
1st Georgia regiment of regulars arrived at
tbe scene cf action on Wednesday night and
on yesterday bore a gallant part in the right.
Four or five of his men were killed early in
the action. The corps lost two of their guns
and several horses.
Col. Randolph. Spaulding Georgia "Volun-
teer Regiment commanded by Capt. Berry
wero .also in th eojraitemeut Thy were
t marched to tbo beach where they received a
gaiiing ure 01 ronna soot snu siieu irom toe
fleet which however they were unable to re-
turh with tbeirmuskeU. Of tbe Floyd county
Berry infkntry James S. Ayres and Second
Surgeon Wm. H. Perkiason aWcircd alight
Col. 'Wm. H. Styles' YoITinteer GeorgU
Regiment reached the scene Vf. action at 11
o'clock having marched from Sfcidway seven
and a half miles distent at thedocb:s qnick.
Unt tney were also unaou to Dtaoninecee
which waa out 01 tec ran
The Eesiniej
or Tin
OHCOFY)Traaaiiailaa'lTaace.......4 3 0
.. . .. aotya!awltatalxiiioJ.t4 CO
fortwoTEii.lEairasee..S 00
Postmafitenremitt!r2 tisroitallari and Slty eentpf or each
UTancesaSscrU'-er will ha entitled to lis othcrfifty ccau
Slaite ntecilieis at a cSsbzceciay.sttaeirpIanii
eithencalcs nj oar nJc by KiU(Ukixz
th?ostmasei4reeeltt) orproenrvcthpilTateeonvey-
aaceaai tlT7mjl7liav3Coniiei;c5ln&elasbtiiiai.(l
Adrerltilna Bates
For each strttsrsorefAr lineior fpace
icSlti l or to SrstlnMrtlon sail fifty eeata I or eachn D-
fctautlasertlen. Avery crm3taerabrecact!oa It msde on adverttaeraeBt
lnisrted for thrc4iIxovt7elve months.
i.iHf.rwfii ig-jfrif.T.y.
OrJerswUlstirecelTedatcsy thee doriss the year as.
tha -work p:optl7 formnte.
publican journal. Many other Northern pa-
pers have freely expressed their astonishment
at the great miliUry powsr and resonrses
which the Kcuth has brought to bear against
them in this war bat they acknowledge their
inability to account for ii. The most common
conjecture among them U that wo hav9 been
secretly supplied: with munitions of War and
means to prosecute it by foreign nations.
The Ledger is the first to discover and admit
tbe trus source of our military strength u
compared with the free StAtfbai what makes
this admission th? more remarkable is tho
fact thai it is in direct contradiction to all
Northern opinion and theory on tho ssbjeci.
But facts are stubborn things and will
some light in spite of fanaticism.
To the above ws would suggest some other
elements of strength of some importance ibr
the people of the North to take into their esti
mate in this war of invasion;
They should bear in mind tbe wide differ
ence between a war of inzaioa.tzi& me of A.
fence. We are fighting oil onr oaa soil for tho-
defecco of ourhomes and families oa the great
principle recognized by cur lathers tht we
have right to self-governmeut. They deny na
this tight and arc sending their armies and
fle?tlosnbusaia us. Their war of invasion
costs them two cKtbree times as much sj ours
of defence; and another cousideraticn shoclcl
not be left out of tha accennt which is that
men who am invading a country thjry never
before saw thousands Of miles from their own
homes lo deprive Ifieitiellowmetfof tfcerign
of self-government a right which their fath-
ers and ours asserted for us as well as for thera
cannot feet that they are fighting in a right-
eous and just cause as those do against wham
this war i3 waged; and without thai feeling'
they cannot be toe equals m any conflict with
those who have it. Men who coma to kill their
former brethren and"desoIate the homes of their
faolilie? cannot light like those who? are da-
fending not only their own live? but all they
hold dear. The former know that if they-aro
defeated they have only to go home where they-
can enjoy undisturbed all they can call their
awn while the latter if defeated know that
ali is lost and that henceforth they musi ba
the subjects of a powerforeign to themselves.
Should not such considerations make a.wide
difference fn the -Sgtingualitiesof the con-
tending armies ? And. has not that difference'
been demonstrated jn every battle up to this
time ? Have not the Confederate forces been
triumphant in every contest though Tastly
outnumbered by the enemy?
We bops the Ledger wiil take these consid
erations into its next comparatire e.-tlimateof
the relative strength of tie North: and Sonth
in this war.
There is still another consideration which
ha3 not yet been presofeJ to tho minds of tha
Northern people supply because they have .-
been deceived in regard to it. But they will
soon find that we are a vniUd people whilo-
they know that ncthisir but Lincoln's despot-
ism keeps down a large and increasing Jtty
among themselves opposed to this war. But
that party will yet be known and felt in spits
of tha government which has now destroyed
the freedom of the press and free discussion? ;
while on the contrary those very acts of ty-
ranny hiTa theluinraland inevitable effect ts
render tbe pecpleof tha South stiil more uni-
ted and resolved never to submit to such a.
despotism as long as there is a man on South-
ern soil able to bear arms.
We commend to theLedjer all 'heze cons:d
erations in making up iUnextrnimiteortha-
comparative military powers of
Soith in this war.

. Galveston Weekly News (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 37, Ed. 1, Tuesday, November 26, 1861. Galveston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed July 13, 2014.