The Bellville Countryman (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 37, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 26, 1862 Page: 1 of 2
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BELL VlL L E— T F-XA8.
•ATUSDAT APRIL SM, 1962
Official Paper •
Auttin, Fuytte,. and Colorado Con
mmassm il. .J. I. —
All officer of Austin County who
are entited to received from the Stall
• copy of the ]«w« passed by the last
legislature can call at J be county
clerks officii and get It, at tin* same
for this conntyinrrp bron received by
the chief Justice and left with the
connty clerk for distribution. /j
VST This morning J. 0- Taylor, of
this place, wu found suspended to
a black Jack about a quarter of a
mile from the Court HoUse. He
was examined be fore JubiW B, F.
on Jftianre of
five head of
i of Bellville.
, and he was bound over
i of two thoussnf dollars; in
«11 > «as committed to
ill. The jail' was broken open
uring lost night and Taylor taken
id hung. The following ft the
. rdict of the Coroner's jury—-"We
e jury find that the deceased, J. J*
Aylor, came to his death by being
'uugby the neck with a rope on the
littht of the 26th of April, 1869, b\
about forty or fifty of the citizens of
Austin county Texas, whose name*
we tío not know."
Taylor had, up to this timo, ei\joyed
the of the community as
an holiest man. ^ £¿|y¿$||
already perfected by actual have
"transfer, are in effect canckid; and all
authorities to raise new corps an
vacated, unless within /birty day
rom the posskge of tin* act th
organisation is complete audhos tlw
requisite number recruited fmui per-
sons not now in service, Companies
of Infantry are to have one hundred
tbd twenty five. Field Artillery one
hundred and fifty. Cavalry eighty.
All corps ot t welve months volun-
teers shall have the right, within forty
lays, ou a day to bn fixed by the
commander of the brigade, to elect
all (heir officers, which they Ltd a
ight beietofbre t« elect—such officers
o be c 'iniuisriionetl by the President
All white males between eighteen
mid thirty-five subject to military
luty and not uow in the 'service, ari-
to be unrolled and mustered in, and
seut to'the old regiments.
All discharges from expiration of
term of service and transfers of re-
enlisting to new corps will be im
mediately flopped. 1
Signed . G. W. Randolph,
Secretary of War.
C. Lkü. Elokk, A. D. C.
We are authorized to say that
inasmuch as the number of each com
jany is, by the above law, increasec
to one hundred and twenty-five men,
Capt 2. Huut of company F. Flow.
BELLVILLE, TEXAS, APRIL 26, 1862.
Falmouth, oposite ¡4roops evacuated the city and the
morning. The enemy sent a sh«lj after them which
"camp near ¿lump,
stead, wants twenty-five able-bodied
men to fill up his company.
It woonld seem, that as Alt k
males between the age of eighteen
>five must noW gb into ¿he
THE C0N8CBIPT LAW
Ib the synopsis of
law, as furnished by the
of war to the Govcmon of
An act baa
service of the
_ of Louisiaua:
both houses of
In the military
of 18 and
years, or the
l to serve two voais mxi
f *w ***v /vm"' WW
of their term of owe
tre to them
service, it would be. good policy to
go Into Capt. Hunt's company and
light the battles óf the country, itud
share the hardships of camp life with
friends and acquaintances, rather
than be sent off amongst strangers to
till up the old regiments.
All who wish to volunteer, bef ri
i hey become conscripts can do so by
reporting to Capt. Hunt in camp.
Fifty dollars bo .ity will be paid
to each volunteer as sOon as he shall
be sworn In.
From the Telegraph Extra.
Th« N. 0. train arrived Wednes-
ay night at 10 o'clock, briuging the
N. O. papers of the lfltii and 20ili.
from which we take the following
intelligence: . _ V •
Wilminuton, April 46. -A private
letter of ilie 17th from Vort Macon,
eays the enemy attacked the fftrt last
Saturday and have been fighting two
days. Ol White sent out part of his
Confederates burnt the bridge across
the Rapplmnhock and evacuated the
city. • , v
Knuxvillk, April 18 —The Beg
isler has a dispatch dated Bridgeport,
April 18, which states /hie ueith
Decatur or Ueoater bridge has been
nken, and ttkat there are only 3000.
YatiCees at Hantsville, the balance
having tallen back. There are none
qu this side.
'Hie steumer Lookout was uot taken
but is at G ulersville, with 2000
sucks of Government corn and salt-
A man just from Nashville says
the enemy are removing their stores,
sicli and wounded, also their cannon
over the river, to E Igefield.
A gentlemrfn from War Trace says
Col. Stearns killed 75 of the enemy
in the ¡ate fight, and wounded a
Only two bridges have been burnt
on the charlstOn Railroad.
(>ur pickets went to Bellefonte last
night, but saw no enemy. From the
best information the enemy had gone
buck to lluntsyille.
iticHMo.Ni), April 18.—-there- is e
report seemingly reliable, brought by
the Orange train this evening, that
Stonewall Jncksoti had a fight , wi ll
the enemy yesterday morning; but
the enemy being overpowering.Iack-
«¡¡h> rt'ft Duck, nwé All
towards Stanton, No statement
the loss on either side, further than
struck a cotton tactor^, doing inue
damage. All the rolling stock of the
r.iilrouil company was saved, with
the exception of eight cars.
Mbmpfjis, April 18.—News from
tlte North to Monday last stutes that
the dead and wmiuded continued to
come in, and that the jWople were
despondent As at B1 nassas, so at
Sliiloh; they did uot know the extent
of our victory. h. p.
Corinth, April 19.—A letter from
Gen D. O. Buellf dated Headquarters
of the Army of the Ohio to Gen.
Beauregard, commanding the Army-
of the Mississippi, was received to
day .ratifying the exchange of wound-
ed prisoners, as arranged by Gcu
Bivckenridge. The'letter savs thaf
intormatiou regarding certain missing
Louisiaua officers nnd privates will
ba communicated as soon as obtained
Col Jacob Tliompson leaves
morrow for Richmond, with a large
number of the enemy'b flnga-trophi
of the battle of Shiloh.
From the Delia. 19th.
A furiojjri bombardment commence
t Fort Jiii'kson yeSterdaj morning
and contiiiu il'it is understood, with
Í • A Federal
cq)ion Friday f
ed. mmm H
The enemy confess i
and loss, end II is
Beau regit 4 " position
being loo strong to be
It is believed l
be luabfl to
but none had
and two from
do wu their arms
the AiBignatiou of
from the fort on
klUed 15 <
retreated to th
lie u| on
a ¿A *,
lbut forty Oonfed«#a(es were taken
jriSoners. It waa not supp.>setl Jack-
son would make a stand- Until lie
reached Way nesl .oro.
Col. McKjmiey, who was killed on
ibe I'euninsulii Wejlnesday, was
buried during ihe evening. There
was a Ixrge turu-out
' Savannah, April 18—There wa*.
a skirmish oil White Marsh Island
on* Wednesday,bet ween some compa-
nii's ot the 13th. Georgia Uigiuumt
and a Michigan regiment. The lut-
tei were repulsed with ,a loss of about
The Confederate loss iu killed and
missing 5, and slightly Wounded 7.
There was an accident on the At-
lantic and West Point railroad yester-
day. The train had soldiers on it.
Greene, ot Tennessee, was killed, and
about 25 others slightly wounded.
BIi'UMoNu. April 18.—The Senate
pasevd the bill increasing th postage
to ten cents on single letters. Al*o
he House bill prohibiting the sale ot
otitton, sugar and tobaco to the enemy
The House passed a bill lo raise
b uds of partisan rangers.
Van Dwn's report of the battle in
Arkansas was presented to-day.
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon of
Thursday, the Yankee* appeared six
miles front Falmouth. Our pickets
were driven in and several wounded.
The infantry and
sent out but wen
«he enemy, who
force.advanced Oar troops
áA T.T. .1. ; _ I—I iRM
to * redericxsourg, sei nro
oui sensible almteinont oír intermission
all fl.iy. The enemy had advanced
hi ships and mortar boats from their
fortíter place liehind the headland
and forest, and co;iie wijhin view of
tin*,two f rts. vvheu iliey wi n- oul in
on of l *iil ;ir(IWent liy tyiii 1
them to piles driven for that purpose
Their .«hells reached easily, and
£41 with- -ttncomfVrrfiiblR 'froqe4tlüsy
around, and wiibin Fort J.tckson
It is said, indeed, that the-e projec-
tiles were hurled upon (he fort at the
rate ofoigli; in :i minute, or u
ot five thousaud in á day of tv%
hours. The fort had replied to the
bombardment witli sp rit, and we
wen- advised, not without effect, stvtk
ing several of the enemy's gu btiat^
sinking two, and si tting a filíale o
fire. We have reason to believif ilia
reinforcements were sent to life fori
yesterday evening. *
From the True Delta, 20th.
Thb Forts Bklow.—We are in
possession of ¡uf'<rm.iii.iii from forth
jackson, and St. Philip, which w<
deem neither priulent nor adviseabh
to give publicity to. We will how
eve* say this much, that 6ur an^hori-
tii j* —nay, every, man in the c^ty
who professes to have a heart or n
soul within ' him—Should prepar to
meet the coming issue With uubleuch
The hour is rapid
when the question will
whether or not New Orleans will
a conquered city—The issue is
to noo* W WW
ven as to falterf
S Á'ta •'
of cora, and
# Vol. 2 No., 34 , tf.
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wbleh i pnyable only in
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At BempMiAi* £t<
-day, 14th of Mny
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neon the 13th.
At Itenipilteaá.'WedpeWtiy i
7th «nd 8tb-
At Pine Gnitet Meeting
(Jreer'n Monday fitli
At San Felipe
At Hartmiille MeStl
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Elliott, B. F. The Bellville Countryman (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 37, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 26, 1862, newspaper, April 26, 1862; Bellville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth177042/m1/1/: accessed March 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.