The Bellville Countryman (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 38, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 25, 1863 Page: 1 of 2
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AÜ8TTN COUNTY— TF.XA8.
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l*Uers, both *rittek Vy ardent
l—irtlon. Kmtrmf., vert«lw<t
byth.Ooonty Clerk, will bo eh*r*«d Two Pol-
ter* for mcA animal «4v««1ím4 U j, 31, 1mu.
Tkivé Velum a
Tim* Of Sdbicriptiob :—M 80 par year, If
JNM hi ulttiH, or befoi* the 13th number ¡ «3 00
if paid all* ti lath nqmber an<t before the elnie
at the rrar, #4 00 If paid after the eloee of the
yaar, Theee tena* will be rtrtcthr adhered to.
Adrurtlenmpati .mait be banded la early
WednMdar morning to naore Inn-rtlon.
We are authorized to announce Gen.
T. J. CHAMBEES as a candidate for the
oflfce of Governor of Texai,
%o business i
Mr. 8. Hayford of Oo. P ar-
rived home on Wednesday last, hav-
been discharged for permanent
iy A letter from New Iberia to
the, Galveston Newt, speaking of the
capture of the Diana with 136 priso-
ner and a number of negroes, has
Talking of negroes, I have heard
a good anecdote of the prisoners
They complained to the officer com-
manding the Confederate forces, that
they , were confined in the same place
with the negroes. >"Of conree," was
the reply. MI find yoa associating
With them, fighting with them, wear-
ing the .same uniform. I can not
nuke distinctions which you *do not
There seems to be considra-
ipfelnt against Um legislature
Mfeof &7 lot t
nth*!/* required to
b feál¿ lb£ li Stafe Treasury war-
ran ta. So tboaa/who do not
* lots, have
le. It la'to be
hqyed that the sale will be postpon
ed until tLe law ^ ha amended.
0T Lincoln considers the raid at
Fairfax Court . House a serious matter
•o far aa hornea are concerned. He
saya he can make a big General in
Awe minut s, but it is not so easy to
replace 100 horses.
BT There ia a good deal of fault
found with the law of the last legis-
lature in relation to the support of
the families of soldiers. This county
wfeioh baa probably a larger number
of persona dependent upon the county
for support than any other, In pro-
portion to Its population, allowed but
« comparatively small proportion of
(ha fund. There ia oertainly some-
thing wrong in the calculations of
the members of the legislature. It
may perhaps be remedied at the
ty The Telegraph saya that
overtlO^MM) haa been collected lor
tbe benefitof the 2d Texas Regiment
aoir in Mississippi. The fond la in
the hands of T. W. Hou^e and ia to
fie forwW di ctfy to tfcaregiment
to> b«, dfetted lyiaHy among the
■<* to *e soV
their own wkpts tetter;
thanofbers, and can therefore apply
the money to meet their own
Th - News begin* to be somewhat
interesting again. The Federals at
tacked Fort Sumter at 3
P. M., on the 7th Inst, four
seven iron olads being engaged
The Ironsides was hit and ran ashore
but got off and was carried away
Fort Sumter is uninjured. One boy
was killed and four men wounded nt
Sumter and one gun dismounted and
ane man wounded at Fort Moultrie.
The enemy did not renew the attack
on the 8th. The'Keokuk is certainly
sunk. The fighting was at a distance
of 800 y -rds. The Monitors cannot
pass Port Sumter without coming
within 500 yards.
The following despatches Bhow
the condition of affairs and the pub
lio feeling in Charleston.
Richmond, April 8.—An official
dispatch from Charleston, dated the
8th, 3 r. M., says :
Gen. S. Cooper; Seven turrette
iron clads and the Ironsides are with-
in the bar, blockading vessels oil.
The Keokuk is certaiuly sunk on
the beach of Morris' Island. No
imposition is apparent to renew the
attack. G. T. BEAUREGARD.
Charleston, April 9.—All quiet.
Nine Monitors were still in sight
yesterday evening. Many pieces of
the Keokuk's furniture, with spy
glasses, dec., were washed ashoie on
Morris' Island beach. Ma..y of the
articles were covered with clotted
blood. The impression prevails at
all onr batteries that the slaughter
aboard the Keokuk was terrible,
A Confederate officer from Morris
Island boarded the wreck of the
Keokuk last night and found her
turret had been pierced through by
Official dispatches from Hardee
ville announce that early this morn-
ing Gen. W. S. Walker, with his
light artillery, destroyed one of the
enemy's gunboats in Coosaw river.
Six Monitors and iron clads still
lie within tb -bair-two and a half
miles from.Fort Sumter. The enemy
is waiting fog new machines to
sound torpedoes. Every thing is in
readiness for an attack.
Senor Monicala, Spanish Consul,
who recently left here in the Spanish
waf ateamer, returned to-day via
having left Washington
laat on. hearing an at
tack here imminent. "
Dispatches from H^rtJf^n paper,
represent Chai les ton
ter as in possession of
Seym oar, the Democratic
for Governor in Connecticut
defeated and 3 out of 4 Republic
elected to Congress.
European intelligence says 16,000-
00 pounds sterling of the Confederate
loan haa been taken at 3:3 to 4:4 per
|a reported nt Franklin
I*, betwea of, Bonfcs and
SibUy. Nothing definite o to
pnrtlcnlm of results haa yet he
Lvrw .—A dispatch to the Tele-
gtaph. dated at Alexandria, April 17,
1 o'clock *. M* says:
On the 13th, tith and 18th, bat-
tle was fbagfci at Qsmp Bi«laod.La.
The'accounts ot the battle are very
myp. The following may be re-
re-inforced, outnumbering us 3 to one,
On the 14th our forces were obliged
to fall back, On-f be 16th they stilt
foil back to New lberi*. All fell
back in good order, thus, saving allj
our stores and ammunition. 0
Taylor headed the command, in per-
son. Our 1«B8 in killed and wounded
during the three days is. said to be
250 ; this, however, is rumor only,
and -I send it for want of better data.
1 have the names of several Tex-
ians who were Hlled or wounded, but
withhold them for the present. I will
only say that Col, Reily, and Maj
Brownngg of Sibley's staff, sire pos-
itively known to be killed.
The Diana's máchinery waa crip
pled by a 32 pound shot, ondrenderet
useless at the beginning of the fight.
The Queen of the West was in
Grand Lake and not in the fight. An
incendiary shell struck her abaft the
wheel bouse, and in a few moments
she was wrapped in flames. There
must have been at least 60 persons
aboard uf her. No one is known to
have escaped. She was commanded
by Capt Fuller.
BP The gunboats that were at the
mouth of Bed River have loft and
gone below to Port Hudson.
Latest.-—Banks' expedition to
the Teche amounted to 8^,000 men
including land and naval torces, there
being 36 reeiments. Our forces were
flanked on Monday night by a force
of 5,000 landed about 18 miles in the
rear of o r fortifications. The Yan
kees were in close pursuit, but all the
boats and bridges were burnt to prpr
vent their adv ance. Our loss in Kil-
led and woundedt during the 5 days
fighting amount's to about 150, and
in missing, prisonere and stragglers
about 60Ó. Col Baglfy is slightly
wounded in the arm, and.Col- Vin-
cent of the La. cavalry in the face
and neck. Banks' wagons are mar-
ked " For Texlls." The Yankee for-
ces are five to our one. Re-inforce-
ments will save us.
Another Important Legal Dr
cisión.—JudgeF^athqretpn, of Geor-
gia, in a case brought befcre him on
a writ of habeai corpus, decide that
when a substitute dies before lie
became himself liable to conscription
the principal is exempt from conscrip-
tion, during the time for whifch be
furnished the substitute.
The President's Song at An.
tietam.—The New correspondent
Mahattañ, of the London Morning
Herald, tell ^ie. following of the
President: ., * jt v « * *■
Fancy a Present, -sir calling
upon an officer on the bloody field
of Anlietam to Bing liim a song. It
is a fact President Lincoln, when he
uisited the battle field of Ant'etam,
before the corpses had been buried
catled an officer who had been report
ed to >him as a good song linger, to
out aud sing me « song," and
in the open plain, in Waring,
of tfib dying, and in sight, of the
htlefe dead, thtf^>fficer sung for
^Jeeey." What a splen-
pis ofBcera I
A Little Rock
It Is reported
haa falsed the ~
r eplied out one of
of the Slat
opportunity tc leWthi) rei
ter and conditian of the n g*o. «Ufe
If MM ihlMSI
¡RTa. 7vaL a.TPT
cause there is ne
in Lincoln's army. The fottowi
written to th Pastor of the
•«You say, thAt.onr; recent dfe«h
tea was only a pieoo ef bad ln«k„
and that oor impatience to meet the
—7 «ta Belt* "T..—• 'TT
will soon be gratified, I can tell: J
you there is no such impatience, hers th i
aa yon speak of, This whole army
is sick of this miserable managed! Irom
war. Not one man in fifty wants;
ever to see the enemy.' — " -
"li>u say,th*t aftat
January we shall be fighting for an
object worthy of CbrisUins- I
as, well tell you that I do not iEibk
With good Generals,, aqtf,
thf war is^a politi«al warv^áoi Mant
to ítun '*
HRPHRHRSHHHIi '«tu*— • /.—k:
old Union for a motto I oould figbt
W«T^Í9fe .v ryjÍi ""
pretty well but do not
for negroes. What is more, I;
honorably avoid it We afe
making them miserable, mid
not been with ua since we
meddling with them. Th^j(|
poor chjps but fifty, times f poorer L'
with than with Ch^c; '
will say my opinions h
changed; so they have. Ar^¿ to
would yours, if yon jMyf**
as long as I hav<
fast as they come in i
our rnlers don't change
will be ruined. YoU
fight to establish the.
lem, as to subdue the Sou
you fight ijit: J "y mV
work, I will teM yon, fij tyq,
the sword, andt the.|nnrs SfNfes
you put in tbe programme, íhe more
obstacles will bea^t your path. This
is the feeling of aJt he^e. Evap, B
New England to orgaMfe
who thanked God sol
last little prayer-meetingi ' i
was tti be aUowtBd to fi^ht for !
is disgusted, and wants to ge¿
He says he has seen eric
will never vole aqptV ' **
ticket. AH yen are.
are of the same miud.
we are false, to our
think we i
any rate, we mffUL
, If there
The army w«t«W i^t
cents, about which the
of any miafe mljwtr
ce r— till éi J
of m«n . «(hiefc reidál
impossible^ fW ne flfc
New England, anjuiv.
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Osterhout, John P. The Bellville Countryman (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 38, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 25, 1863, newspaper, April 25, 1863; Bellville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth177092/m1/1/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.