The Bellville Countryman (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 44, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 14, 1862 Page: 2 of 2
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•kill and force
were of an
armies wore badly
provided with «tores. They were enlisted
ior very short terms, and therefore badly
disciplined und drilled.—The people of
<*very colony we
■opinion as to the
M . -arwniif IU4iUVU<
«one side a the other.
ofthe coutest wns sufficient
' My but the most reso-
Iritish had taken months for the
s preparation to subdue the
>y were supremo by *ea.
Washington had concentrated his
i at New York. He had 27,000 meii.
The enemy had 24,00o. He undertook to
defend Long Island, upou which he erecied
defenses anu stationod troops, The British
landed troops, turned his left; flank, routed
this army, and captured 20,000 men. The
remainder were fort
«scape t« the mainland.
The American army v
art withdrawn from the city, but sueff was
fortunate enough to
' was then in n great
he city, but such was
the terror inspired by. the superior military
■kill-attributed to the Britinh, that the
force stationed for the dej'cuse of a water
battery fled from the bombardment of the
■enemy, and two brigades sent to their
uid, were so infected with panic, that they
retreated without firing a gun or seeing
the enemy, and in spite of the remon-
strances of Gen, Washington and their own
New York was then abandoned with the
loss of all Our artillery, much of our army
atores, munitions, tents, &c.
The American army behav<
White Plains, Butwn*-pfflfiiuod by other
Tórt Washington, rather against
of Genera) Washington, Was
The garrison «mule a gallant
ling several hundred /lessiaj# !-
British advanced three "column*,
ve the garrison within t.« fort,
where it surrendered. The British cap-
tured two thousand five hundred men with
military stores, anda strong position. .This
was considered the greatest calamity of the
war. .Fort Lee fell next—the troops
were withdrawn, but all the armament and
jupniics including three hundred tents,
fell into the hands ofthe enemy.
The effect of the* ) blows, tailing with
eueh weight and rapidity, was intense.
The historians *uys the troops quitted the
army "by regiments, Iwlf-regimeuts, liud
into the Jerseys, into which he was follow-
by a victorious enemy. He then
' d an atmy of only three thousand
«mu, besides some detachuicnts under
Lee and others.
Ndw Jersey yielded without a resistance,
ana rip one who looked upon the "ragged''
handful of "Americans," us they.retreated
before the superior toree of the disciplined
nted army which pursured them,
b that "the contest" approached
It is unnessary to follow the narrative
of reverses, which ought to be read by every
one artd republished lor the inspection of
- WmrtrtliSfoii, undismayed, turiiethin his
celebrated night march across tie Dele-
ware, cii ipturtd 1,000 men, with arms and
atores, and returned in safety, But nothing
r occurred i* if mouths to break the
nt f British successes. Their army
in the 0 xt campaign, and for
■week* Washington was ignorant v1 their
destination. To avoid the forts which he
had erected on the Delaware, they had as-
cended the Chesapeake to mafen overland
upou Philadelphia. Washington, who hod
again recruited his temporary army, resist-
ed their advance at Brandy wine. Here
leaving a force to threaten the fords in
front, the enemy inade ^detour And turned
.our right flank, The Americans, after a
resistance, w/ttylreW, Wnshingi
made yet another stand to save i'hiladi
Iihia! but a violent rain completely
«Ireftchedlus men that their whole stock
of ammunition was rendered unlit for use,
mid the" army was compelled to fall back.
It is stated that at tills time there were
scarcely two guns df the same calibre in
" ue regiment reviewed ninety
i enemy held Philadelphia
mOiestation. Their next
i the Deleware —^Vash-
ve his flirt*, We
threw men Into
repulsed in. a
Caarn in from Canada. Tin the eonsterna-
of «II, Ticondcroga—reported impreg-
nable— fell,its capture, dne fc gfWtt part
to the flipping which accompanied 1 turgor-
ne. Our atOM* and artillery fell into tlx*
hand* of tbe^ncmV. Another expedition
advanced from the Canadian border. It waa
composed of loyaliat Canadians with a
alarge force of Indians. Tot Bnrgoyne
waa captured with hi* army, when he
penetrated to the centre of New York, and
the Indian expedition eame to naught.
We shall not at present take up the
Southern campaign, to ahow Virginia
invaded, her capital occupied by the
>my, and Caroltua and Georgia incapa-
i of resistance. We only remind our
readers that in the courae of the war. New
York and Philadelphia fell into the hands
of the enemy, that Norfolk wa* burned,
and Charleston andSavaunah captured.
I at the picture.
The Colonial Treasury was without
moueyor credit. The people without accu-
mulated wealth or current supplies of the
most necessary character. The country
was divided iu opinion. The temptation
of safety and comfort held out to the timid
and mercenary. Threats of death and
confiscation published against those who
Yet tlie approval of Providence, the
resolute and unyielding resistance of the
Seople, and a mode of warfare appropriate
> the emergency bore our ancestors
triuinphnntly out of this roost uucqual and
When we review tho present resources
of vur country, the many advantages
which we possess, tho infinitely greater
ditferenee between submitting to the hered-
itary rule of a distant government and tho
domination of the present abolitionists,
ignórantand vicious aliens, and the accumu-
lated abomination* which Northern wick-
edness will pour upon ua—when we know
that subjugation implies the confiscation
of our proper'y, with the deliberate extir-
pation of every thing of which a Southern
man is proud and the substitution of all
that he has been taught to apprehend and
abhor—we see tjiftá, irlirW"""- cause is far
au that of our ancestors,
we have a thousand fold more motives to
resist our infamous invadir to au extremity
of which the present condition of atij
happily afford* no int:
Our gallant Capt. Cliubh had his
own sport * with the Foci orals off
Galveston, tho other day. Our read-
ers at a distance may remember that
while in command of the lloyal Yacht
last summer, guarding the chanñel
over Galveston bar, he was attacked
in the night by some of the Federal
launches ; and after a right smart fight,
in which «evoral -of the*Federals were
killed trad wounded, he and hie crew
were taken prisoners, and the Royal
Yact set on fire. The Federals, in
their report of the affair, declared
that the Yacht was burned to the
water's edge and sunk, that several
of our men were killed, etc; and in
order to mnko the story likely, report-
ed several more on board tbnnjjfliere
reully was. This, of course, was not
so. • "
Well, Capt.. Chubb was sent to
New York n prisoner in irons, charg-
ed with piracy; but in due course of
time was exchanged, and came.home.
Since ho bas been home, he has again
taken command of (he Itoyal Yacht,
E hinted and overhauled her, and made
er as good as new
.The oth rday, when the Federals
sent their flag of truce in to demand
the surrender, Capt. Ohubb with tho
Royal Yacht was dispatched to meet
them.. AB 5li?j sailed out he maneuvr
ed so as to make the enemy send
b jat to him. Imagine him- 8
up as lnrgo nniifa and twice qe naturi
TJH'ljng the approach of the boat.
The first greeting ho got was from
the Federal sailors" "Why- there
Capt. ohubb iv. wmmmtM
Captain, "this is Captain Chubb that
was hung for a pirate, and this (point-
ing to the boat) is the Royal Yacht
that waa burned and sunk, all a| good
as new." The giillapt Captain then
reached down and helped the mid-
shipman on board, who appeared
anything but pleased with his recep-
Of the Royal Yacht we believe we
shall hear '•more anon."— Telegraph
—. mf i' —
— A cuta Yankee in Kansas sells
iquor in a gun barrel instead of a
that he may avoid tho law, and
he is s by the
of Fort Jack-
■ Yankee MtaXJn.
■MSMMH MmMMB Ml
TO THE PEOPLE
Orna of the Provost Uaiuuil.
Bellville, Austin County, Texas.
i.« - June, 14, 1862.
It becomes my du'y to infoim you that
I have received from Brig. Gen.
bert the Appointment of Provost
the Co.inty of Austin, which appointment
I have accepted, and shall. proceed to the
immediate and prompt dUeharge of the du-
ties incumbent on ine under the «ame.
My commission is as follow*:
IIead-Quartks, Dbp't or Texas.
L ORDER No. 817.
V. Mr. N. HOLLAND b appoint 4 Pro-
vost Mar*) al for Austin County and will
be obeyed and respected accord
will cuter at once upon
of his duties.
mm ■ .
By order of
Brig. Gen. P. O. HEBERT.
8ami;fl Boyeii Davis, Capt. and A. A. G.
Accompanying my oemmiasiou is the fol-
lowing order of the commanding General:
Head Quarters, Don't of Texas
Houston, May S3, J8CSÍ.
General Order No. 42.
Provosts Marshal are authorised subject
to the approval of tae General Command-
ing, to appoint as many Assistants as may
be necesHary for tie execution of their
duties. By order of
Brig. Gen. P. O. HEBERT.
Geo. R. Wilson, A. D, C.
I would also call your attention to the
following proclamation and order ftf the
Commanding General which hnvealready
heretofore appeared in the public prints.
Confederate states of America,
llEADQUARTEH 8 DEP'T. OF TJJXAS.
Houston Afuy 30th, 1862.
lished for the information of all concerned
11. I; I'. O. Heuert, Brigadier Generd
Provisional Army, Confi "
America, do in milium llllll Martial-Law is
tided over the Btate of Texts.
Every white mule person above tho age
ixtecnyears, being temporarily, or other-
wine, within the aforesaid limits, shall upon
a simums issued by the Provost Marshal,
promptly present himself before said Pro-
vost Mum ml to have his name, residence,
and occupation registered, and to furnish
such information us may be required of
him: And such as claim to he aliens shall
be sworn to the effect that they will abide
by and maintain the laws of this State' and
the Confederate States, so long as they are
permitted to reside therein, and that they
will not conVify to our enemies any infor-
mation whatever, or do ahy act injurious
to the Confederate States or beneficial tto
the United States.
Provosts Afurtial shall order out and
remove from their refpective districts all
disloyal persons, and all persons whose
presence is injurious to the interests of the
All orders imnoil by the I'ro .osts Mar-
shall in the execution of their duties shall
be promptly obeyed. Any disobedienco of
suiiilnoris emanating from tl.ieui shall be
dealt with summarily. All «dicers com-
manding troops will promptly comply
with any requisition made upon thOUl by
Provosts Martial for aid \>r assistance.
Any attempt to depreciate the . currency
of tue Confederate States is an act of hos-
tility ; will be treated as such and visited
with summary punishment.
No interference with the rights of loyal
Citizens, or with the usual routine of busi-
ness, or with the usual civil vdministration
of the law will be permitted except when
necossary to enforce the provisions of this
Proclamation. By order of
Brig. Gen. 1'. O. HEBERT,
Prov. Army, C. 8., coin'dg Dept. of Texas.
Samuei. Boyer Davis, Capt. and A. A. G
HEADQUARTERS deft OF" TEXAS >
Houston, Jnnu a, 5
General Order No-
iROVOST Marshall throughout this
llshed for the information of all concerned.
to th e^pobl j
quit the unction of
N, May 8 , 1
No. 39. 6W.
Ik Í, P. O. Hebert,
al Provisional Army, Oonftxlerata
of America, do proclaim that Martial Law
is extended over the State of Teiaa.
Every white male person above the am
of sixteen yeara. being temporarily, or oth-
erwise, within the aforesaid limita, shall;
upon a summon* issue* by the Provoat
Marshal, promptly present himself before
said Provost Marshal to have his name,
residence aud occupation registered, and
to fiirniah snch information as inay be re,
quired of him: Aud such as claim to be
a liens shall be sworn to the effect, I hat tliey
will abide by and maintain the laws of
this State, and the Confederate States, so
Ipug as they are permitted to reside there-
in, aud that tfiey will not convey to our
enemies any information whatever, or do
uuyaot injurious to the interests of the
1 All orders isaued by tho Provost Marshal
in the execution of their duties, shall be
promptly obeyed. Any disobedience of
summons emanating fVom them shall be
dealt with'summarily. All ojfioera com-
manding troops will promptly comply with
an Requisitions made upon them by Pro-1
'OsOlarshal for aid ana assistance.
Any attempt''«TiHn'1'*" >hu Hn'i 11 in j
of tho Confuuiiulft fliiilus is an aet of hos-
tility ; will be treated as such and visited
with summary punishment.
No interference with the rights of loyal
itixens, or with the isnal routine of busi-
ness, or with the usual civil administration
Aif therlnw will bg permitted except when
necessary to enforce tho provision* of this
Proclamation. By order of
Brig. Gen. P.O. HEBERT,
Prov. Army, C. S.. Com'dgDept, of Texas
Capt. and A. A. G.
C'tf'" Country papers please copy and
seud bill to an agent in Houston for col-
To Hou>km om County Wrarants.
Those holding County
with for all county taxes i
May be found at his residence 'wheb.
professionally engaged. [v2n8-ly.
LARD, OIL, 8TAROE '
MURIATE OF TIN, SODA,
PEPPER. SPIOE, SAL SODA
WINES SHERRY & MADEIRA
PIE FRUITS, FRUIT IN CANS
PATE NT H E
Fayette County Estray . p APE Br—P E N
—¡Taken up by James T. Ross, and post-
ed before 6- Clark. J. P-, on the 1st day
of March last, tho following described hor-
ses, to wit; one brown filly 4 years old
white snip on the nose, star in the fbreheiu
no brand perceivable; nnpraiiod at $6000.
One bay mare, 8 years old, star in tho fore-
head, left hind foot whUe half up tho leg,
Mexican brand, appraised at $30 00. One
black stud colt, 3 years old, no brand i ap-
praised at $ 15 01). One dim colt 1 year
old, three white legs, hhucTn the faco, no
brand perceivable; appraised at #15 00-
One light sorrel nutre mule, 4 or 5 yt
old, Spanish brand, also, another on
not to be di*tinguished, a knot on the right
bind leg near the knee; appraised at f2000-
— By Joel W. Robiaon, and posted be-
foroE. Henkel, J. P., April 12th 1,862, one
sorrel horse, about 15.^ hands high, 5 or 6
reara old, White in the face, «addle marked,
iranded. y y on the left shoulder; ap-
praised at ¿10000
— By Thomas 8. Mcnefee, and 'posted
bafore John Y. Criswell, J. P., May 17th
1862, one bay horse, 15j hand* high, 0 years
4/ld, branded 2 4 (connected); appraised
at $76 )0 One gray pony, no brand vis-
ible, 6 or' 7 years old; appraised at $35 00.
One brown mare mule, branded O with a
half circle over it; appraised at $80 00.
b43 3t, r
. Uepartment shall see that no extortion
_ practiced in the vending of provisions
and articles of necessity, and when deemed
necessary are authorixed to establish and
enforce a tariff of prices within their reí
Jlilg Hi ill >■ TI TÑ III II I
feli Boyer Davih, Capt. & A. A- G.
From the foregoing it will bo see that
am clothed with extensive authority of a
delicate, responsible and important charac-
ter, and thnt my powers are ample to en-
force its complete exerciso within my
> jurisdiction, ana while it ahall be my aim
and endeavor not to act oppresaivaly or
jrexatiously in any event, my official duties
must and shall bo firtnly aad faithfully
discharged—I call upon all good ciliaens
for their countenance and co-operation.
It will be necessary for persons wishing
to leave the county to procure a permit or
passport for their own convenience and
safetv in travelling ;-rI «hall, M soon aa
"«tar .. ■■■■■■!.....
•to me will be required to prodace
satisfactory evideneo of Identity,
Ae. before they can obtain a
passport. N. HOI
d . \ . Provost Marshal.
[44— tf, v Austin county, Texas
EN. T. HARRIS
Z. M. P>
5 tf$ "
Taken np "by Wm. McCracken,
rayed before B. F. Elliott, Ei
Ítth, 18®, a bay mare, about 7 :
> hands high, left ear gotchod, brandad
i (connected); '^pprais^ at $100 00,
— By F. Gláck,
llartman, Esq., a light bay
9 or 10 years old, whit
on the rig""
Also, a mouse i
At the Hempstead Post
fe* V<fl. S No.
WM. bRADV, J. T. BRADY
a* ' : (' ■') a
COMMISSION MER CI
Office on Franklin at., next to Busk House.
Prompt and special attention given to
the selling of cotton in the Houston and
Galveston markets.. Advanoes made
consignments for sale, or shipment to
asignments for sale, or shipment to «ir
d for customers. 46-ly
I hereby forwara all peaoni net to
credit my wife, EVABAHchak on my
account, aa she haa voluntarily left
my bbd and ho^rd, and ceased to act
the part of wife to me for thelact two
years. I wiV not be responsible for
any debts she may h
FIT STEPHEN BA1 rir.
Bellville, Fjb. 20, I8GS. 29-fiffl.
rtMBS; C. HULBUD, PROPRIETRE8S,
t M. r. Thompson, Manager, Í
Cerner qf Franklin i
1 year old; ei
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Osterhout, John P. The Bellville Countryman (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 44, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 14, 1862, newspaper, June 14, 1862; Bellville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth177049/m1/2/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.