The Navarro Express (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 24, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 8, 1861 Page: 2 of 4
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D KTERX WEDXESDAf.
i #9 SO, in advance.
HORN, Associate Editor-
COESIC AN A
V9IA1' si 18«1.
R. Qi-over, E#q.
«—J. L- Graves, K«<j,
Wm. Yeale, Esq.
J. W. Prewitt, Waxahachie, can bear
ofsomeof his mares advertised by apply-
ing to Mr.il. P. Walker, ten miles south
of Corsica a, on Richland creek.
fW Attention is called te the advertise
Bent of tbe Hard Times Party to come on
Tuesday night, the 13th of May. _
M3T We are informed that the rifle
mounted company whioh has been tender-
ad to tbe Governor, will meet and drill in
Corsicana, on.every Saturday.
Rains.—On Wednesday, the 1st of May,
heavy rains fell here and in Hill oounty. It
was-being needed, and will go a great way in
insuring goad oojrn crops.
iW The following gentlemen have made
donations to tha Corsicana Mounted Rifle
Oompaay : C.L. Jernigan, ono saddle, J. A
Oakes, two horses; D. Wood, oae horse; H. C.
Mo«s,x ne horse, saddle and bridle ; J. W-
Townsend, fonr horses ; E. W. Barrow, two
hones;C.J. Loohhart. one horse ; Dr. Jameg
Croooa, one gun.
Ton Lexvar ova BtacEAD*.—The N. T. cor-
Of the Charleston Mercury says
Illinois, Baltic aid Atlantic
I the troops to reinforce and pro-
- -rw Somier, wer« chartered hy the
Xanooln dynasty at IS,000 per day. This will
give as seme idea o? what Abolitionism will
to pay for tbe luxury of blockading
UT We notice a circnlar from D. O. Allen,
Supeeiatendeut of the Houston Js Texas Cen-
tral Railroad, announcing the road now opea
to Miliean's]and making regular tripe to that
plaoa for passengers and freight. The an.
aenneement is also made that ''grain and flour
Will be transported from Mil ¡can to Houston
at tO cents per 100 Iba.
tocan. Taoors ix ran Ikduw Nation.
re received f>4b a friend a letter, whioh
interesting news in relation to the
i of affairs in the Indian Nation. The
armyof Abolitionists had take^
I to in the letter, is explained,
[ that the United States troops un
re about concentrating at
' re enaet the scenes at Indianola
Atn—h our last issne, -theap-
>y the eounty of $2,600 was at-
tims, we learn, $1,640
Used by volunteer contributions of
of this connty, for the purpose of
It is gratifying to see this
lotion, and know that in ev
country and State, the ma-
ad the country against
j, push an invading ar-
A few nights since, an in
off at the eourt house o f
re are'informed, Up-
most of the gentlemen
Wa regret being too
Parties of this' kind ar«*
lite frequent in tbe State, and in-
to a considerable extent, that the
liltiaire has found a response in tbe
f tbe Southern ladies. With the men
, and tbe ladies giving the benefit or
encouragement and patriot-
s, what eountry was ever conquer-
' failed to repulse with promptness
b, any foe t
a bad gra
LETTERS OF MA It QUE AND REPRI
Tlie proclamation of Lincoln, declaring the
port* of the Southern Confederacy in a state
of blockade lia been promptly answered by
one from President Davis, announcing the is-
suance >i letters of nvirque and reprisal. The
necessity and justification of such a response
will not be questioned. In fact, it was the
only means in our power of retaliating on
those who now have in their possession a na
vy to which ¿lie South has contributed so
largely in building. It therefore comes with
ace from those who are warriug on us
lain of such a course, while ths dec*
laration of the N. Y. merchants that persons
engaged iu this business will be regarded as
pirates, serves to tsaoh us that little reliance
is to be placed on friendship founded on com-
mercial intercourse. New York has grown
huge and wealthy more upon Southern trade
than all else together. But we find her now
denouncing our only mode.of warfare—a mode
recognized by the law of nations for hundreds
of years, and one which has b een practiced
by all, and even by the thirteen colonies n
the war against England—a piracy. Well,
let them or Lincoln lay that down as one of
the terms of war to be carried on, and they
will find that "sauce for the goose will be
sauce for the gander." There is not a prin
oiple in the whole law of nations, which is
more ancient, or been more universally prao
ticed than privateering. Some nations hare
relied upon it exclusively. Nations possess •
ing largs naval torce have desired its suppres*
sion, for the evident reason that the services
of these "volunteers ef the sea" were not
It is well recollected that British officers in
the American Revolution threatened to hang
the American soldiers as t ra it ora and rebels,
when taken prisoners; but an intimation that
a similar rule would be adopted hy their ad-
versaries, put an end to -the plan. If our
Northern enemies wish to violate the rules of
civilized warfare, let them commence it
Northern Abolitionists have long since givsn
strong evidence that they are no m ore than a
fanatical and egotistical band of pirates, rob-
bers, cut-throats and assassins, wh¿ have sto-
len the names of religion and philanthropy to
" serve the devil in." Of them we could ex
pect nothing better; but if the Northern peo-
ple ehooie to degrade themselves in tbe eyes
of the world, they are welcome to the name
they will deserve, and the consequences to be
When two nations are at war, all the indi-
viduals of one are held by law to be enemies
to all those of the other. Upon this principle
it was in ancient times common for individu-
als to privateer without a commission, or let
t'ers of marque from the ir government. But
since the fifteenth century that practice has
generally been abandoned. But even this,
says Kent, does not warrant the enemy in
"considering them as criminals." He says "it
is the settled law of the United States, that
all captures made by non^commicsioned cap-
tors are for the government, while to
commissioned vessels " it is usual to allow
them the property, or a largn portion."
In this matter of privateering, the South, by
reason of her being almost exclusively agri-
cultural, has greatly the advantage. While
Lincoln is bloekading some of our ports, those
of his section will be filled with vessels, afraid
to leave, lest they be picked up by a priva
teerfrom any nation commissioned by the
Confederate States. Truly these vaunting
faes of ours will find war to be an ineonve
FR OM THE CHI CAS A W NA TIOS.
Navarro Express: —I left the camp of
the Texas troops on Friday morning, tbe
6th itist., which was two miles north of
Red River. We reached that place the
evening previous, and Col. Young sent a
detachment of 25 men forthwith to Wash
ita, and on reaching there Col Ro9s sent a
dispatch back, which was in substance as
fallows: ''We reached this place last
night and found the Fort in charge of Ser-
geant Carter, and worth seizing, which we
done,and sent a detachment of men to cap
ture and bring back six wagons loaded
with provisions for Fort Arbuckle. Please
send me a detachment of 30 men more."
Tbe expressman informed us that the U.
S. troops had started for Arbuckle before
they reached there, and had left only Ser-
geant Carter to take care of ths Fort. Also
that thete were some fifteen wagon loads
of provisions there.
It is now known that there are only
450 U. S. troops, including all that occu
pied the three poats. When 1 left the
camp there were 300 Texas troops there,
and 300 more crossed that day,
Tbe supposition was that they would
intersect the 400 Arkansas troops and 200
Indians the next day.
The Indians have raised the flag of the
Confederate States ut their capitol, with the
name of Jeff. Davis inscribed on its folds.
Tbey are all right on tbe slavery question
and as true as steel to the South.
All parties have united in those North
em counties in defense of Southern lude
Col. Wm. Young was elected Coloel of
the Texas *egijnent, and J. W. Throck-
morton Lieutenant colonel. I learned at
Lancaster, as I came through,that Col. M.
T. Johnson was praising men to reinforce
Col. Young, if necessary.
W. T. PATTON.
CoHVJurr.—A few daya siaee, a
jus* uonaf any of mouated men was organised
i u t hie enttoty. On Friday last, Judge J. ft-
faraghridge left here to Under the Governor
their servia* a* eavalry, and in the event it
w«a act accepted aa such, then aa infantry.
The following gentlemen were elected aa
C If Winkler, Captain ; H D Garden 1st
A Laweon, Sd Lieutenant; R
J HanhaJ). 84 Lieutenant :J H Hayes, let
W DJUynca, let Corporal: ft W Sharp, 2d
Cerporal; Z J Smitb, Sd Corporal; T A Eford,
The members of tbe company aa followe:
J R Williamson, J R Loagbridge, A J Brew
star Wm Vector t> M Walker, M U Turrentinc
8 Weil, I f Ti irable, Wm Murray, Geo Rich
ardeoa, J Michael, W H Mitchell, J T Spence,
V A Cunningham , J C Winch; J A Shelton, J
Boeely, D C Dunn, J W Simmons, J H Astin,
A Woodward, S J Norval.J D Cozby,
J li Landham, E R Riley, N J Mille, F E
Witherapooa, S A Pace, R G Sands, B P Hunt,
Mat Beaaley,.J Gage, J. 11 Guinn, JTGreen
J W Donthett, C W Pennington, R W Bonner,
i W May, MDL Rushing, J N Stroder, W E
Robnck,R L Freman.'Jobn Duren, Geo Font* ■
O W Parker, W G Jackson. G W We-tbr< ok.
JH Weatbrook, C W Limbwker, W. T. Pur-
nell, W H Tucker, l>r Tin* W Ward, John
There are only two or three wb ■ hura fam-
ilias. The balance are young men, exclusive
ly of iCt county, and comp« a a company of
109(1 ae can be foui. L of whose
pf ««freed fortitude there ie no doubt . Some
of tfcvifc have seen scrvic* in the Mexican war,
c there i tbe Tesa* Mriics'nsder (lie tone
LETTER FROM SHERMAN.
Sherman, Texas, April 30tb/18dl.
Editen Exprés :—
I arrived in the Nation one week ago
to day, and found Col. Emory, U. S. A.,
preparing to evacuate Fort Washita, say-
ing that hie intention was to concentrate
all the U. S. troops of the Chicasaw Na-
tion at Fort Cobb, and then move for Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas. I saw some of the
influential men of the Nation, among whom
were J. Wail. David Folsom, Henry A.
McKinney, Esq., Joseph Harris, Judge
Thomas F. Cheedle, and suggested the
propriety of bunting up Gov. ¿larris, Chic-
saw nation, and urging him to make a
requisition, in tbe name of tbe nation, up-
on Col. Emory for all the arms and am-
munition under his charge. Yesterday
morning, Governor Harris made the re-
^uisition, setting forth his reasons for
making the demand, saying tbe withdraw-
al of the troop* from tbe nation was a vio-
lation of the treaty, on the part of the U.
3., and he demanded the arms, ammuni-
tion, dec., turned over to the nation for their
defence, and offered to insure Col. Emory
attack in the nation.
jfWttsr proposition offended Col. Em-
ory, and be asked the Governor to with-
draw tbe proportion, and he would then
be prepared to give Lie requisition an an
swer. Gov. Harris of course withdrew it,
and Col. Emory replied in tbe negative to
tbe Governor's demand. Immediately on
getting informatton of Col. Emory's refus
al, which was about 3¿ oclock P. M., yes-
terday, 1 started for this place, and ar
rived here early this morning, and found
everybody on tip toe to mnrt-b right over
and take the Fort. We wi I muster
about 1500 men, including the counties
of Grayson, lbtllas, Lamar, Tarrant, Red
River and Collin. We will cross the riv*
• r to-night or early in the morning, where
«e will U- j.rned by about 500 Chicasaw
and Choctaw Indians, and we will then
march to 'the nght of Washita, and join
: the Arlfasas troops, which nymber about
I 400, K. G. C.
New York, April 23.—Fort Mifllin has
Annapolis, April 23.—Gov. Hicks has
protested against Gen. Butler, of Mass*
chusetts, landing treops in the eity, there*
■ fore tbey are l-.nded in th¿ Naval Academy.
t&r Ou Monday last, Col. H. Jones
addfessed the people at this place and en.
rolled a companyjof Home Guards, which
went immediately into organization, by
Col. Jones is now proceeding to effect
similar organizations in each beat in the
county. It is the intention to call for vol
untetrs from each beat, sufficient to make
a minute company, who^are to bold them-
selves in readiness to respond to the call
of a Vigilance Committee appointed at this
The Home Guards of this p'ace are to
meet and drill on next Saturday,
Norfolk, April 23.—The U. S. ships of
war, Pennsylvania, Columbus, Delaware,
Earitan and RL'rrimac, in Norfolk harbor,
have been scuttled, by order of Commodore
Pendergaat, and the Na*y Yard aban-
Tbe Pocahontas -and*Cumberland are
the only vessels saved to carry away Gov-
Ship houses are being torn down and
factories leveled. It is theé4ntention to fire
and abandon them.
The Mayors of Norfolk and Portsmouth*
on Saturday night sent a flag of truce to
ask Com. Pendergast if he intended to fire
on their respective cities; Com. P. replied
that if fired upon, or the navy yard was
attacked, it would be his dutv to defend
Women and children are hurry ing away
from the scene of danger, while tbe men
are rallying to arms.
It is expected tba ship of the line New
York, on the stocks, will be fired before
she is abandoned.
Tbe navy yard buildings were not fired,
for fear the confia gration might extend to
the cities, but blown up with gunpowder.
Tbe people bere are preparing to defend
The citizens have seized the powder
house on Crany Island and remeved tbe
powder to the city.
HarriBburg, April 23. — Hon. Caleb
Cushing, who arrived bere to day, reports
that five thousand Virginians, under the
command of Gen. Lee, are encamped on
Arlington Heights, overlooking George-
town and Washington city.
Lieut. Jenifer, it is reported, has desert-
[The Virginia papers of tbe 20th, at
hand last evening, are filled with notices of
troops organizing, or being already under
arms, in almost every part of tbe State, ana
daily departing for Harper's Ferry, Alex-
andria, Norfolk and other points on the
Potomac, where they are likely to be need-
Washington , April 23.—About 1200
men, including the Massachusetts regi-
ments ,are quartered in tbe capitol.
All tbe army and navy officers from
V irginia have or will resign their respect-
Martial law will not be proclaimed un-
til there is evidence of approaching danger
Major Haskin. of N. Y., is in command
of Fort Washington with 200 man.
Twenty thousand barrels of flour, baye
been taken by the Government, at George-
town, and stored in the public buildings.
Families aie leaving the city by every
convenient route, deeming it unsafe to re-
Alexandria, April 23.—A steamer pass-
ed up this afternoon wilh troops.
The New York Seventh Regiment and
otbei troops are coming round in tbe Uni-
ted States ship Constitution to-day, from
New York, April 23.—Citizens of Wash
ington, who arrived here this evening re-
port that tbe Baltimoreans have telegraph-
ed the Virginians at Harper's Ferry to
come and support iliem.
They also report that a mob entered the
residence of Senator Davis, but finding
him absent they retired.
Baltimore, April 23.'—The mob element
is powerless with tbe system of arms.
It is believed that tbe people'and mob
will compel the U. S. troops who design
passing through Baltimore to fight their
way through step by step.
The people south of the Susquebana ate
loyal to tbe Government, and will defend
Havre de Grace against tbe secessionists.
St. Louis, April 23.—Gen. Harney has
enlisted 700 men under Lincoln's procla-
mation. About 130* are in tbe arsenal.
Louisville, April 23.—A private dispatch
says Cairo, 111., is infested with a thousand
Federal troops, and that 4,000 mora are
New York, April 23.—Tha autnorwes
ha /e decided to muster tbe whole 30,000
volunteers into immediat service.
The city of Brooklyn has appropriated
$100,000 to equip tbe thirteenth regiment,
which leaves to-day.
Philadelphia, April 23.—Commanders
R. L. Page, Arthur Sinclair. J. R. Tucker,
and Lieuts. Spotswood and Hagan, have
resigned, to act as captains in the Virginia
Burlington, April 22.—A large number of
troops are pouring in from the back towns
of this State, *
Augusta,'April 23.—The Legislature of
Maine has unanimously voted to pledge
the entire resources of tbe State to the goy-
em men t.
Wilmington, April 22.—A large meet-
ing was held here last night, at which res-
olutions were adopted to the effect that
tbe Union must be preserved, and that it
is tbe duty of the citizens to aid tbe Gov-
Louisville, April 23.—The Lincoln Gov
ernment have stationed troops at Cairo to
prevent vessels containing provisions, &c.,
from passing Southward.
Montgomery, April 24.—Two regiments
of Albama troops will leave here the com-
ing week for Virginia.
.Lexington,Mo., April 23.—A secession
meeting was held on Saturday, al which
resolutions were passed thanking Governor
Jackson for bis reply to Lincoln.
Six military companies are formed.
Tbe Union flag was hoisted to-day, but
Independence, April 23.—It is reported
that uppej Afissouri is soon to have 20,000
men to defend it against invasion.
Omaha, April 23.—A party of Nebras
keans boarded the steamer Omaha to-day,
and compelled ber to return without remo
ving tbe troops from Fort Ragdal. Four
lives were lost.
Wathington,April 21.—Defensive works
are being thrown up for the protection of
the capitol and other buildings.
Barricades - have been constructed sur
rounding tbe Treasury Department.
Tbe secession feeling is strong at Alexa
New York, April 23.—Tbe steam lug
Yankee, from Norfolk, bring* details of
the destruction of the Navy Yard and all
the vessels of war except the Cumberland
which is now at Fortress Monroe.
Van Buren, Ark., April 24.—The U
S. troops bave evacuated Fort Smitb, leav-
ing it in possession of tbe Arkansas troops,
Columbus, Ky., April 24, 1S61.
Thos Claiborne, esq.:—
Tbera ara about 1500 troops now at
Cairo. Tbey have stopped the New Or-
leans and Louisville packet Baltic, and af-
ter Thursday, will stop all steamers bound
for the South. J. W. MOSS.
It seems that it is tbe intention of tbe
Lincoln Government to seize all steamers
in tbo Southern taade.
New York, April 24.—Major Ben Mc-
Culloch, at the bead of 2000 Virginians
passed Alexandria on Monday.
It is reported that the President told the
Baltimore delegation if tbe troops again
obstructed tbe road he would burn their
4000 barrels of flour, bound for Rich-
mond, were seized at Georgetown on Sun-
Tbe Philadelphia banks have taken the
$500,000 war loan at par. $1,000,000
was offered. *
.New York, April 24.—The Hon. Daniel
8. Dickinson, in addressing a meeting on
Monday last, said be hoped, if necessary,
we would wipo the South from the face of
Several steamers have sailed with troops
from various points.
Tbe 7th regiment has arrived at Wash-
It is stated the secessionists have ereot-
ed batteries two miles and twenty miles
below Mount Vernon on the Potomac.
Gen. Scott has ordered the volunteers
from Pennsylvania all along tbe railway
Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington. to
protqpt the rails and telegraph lines.
New York, April 24.—A letter from
Walhington states that Gen. Scott has or-
dered Fort Washington to destroy tba se-
cession batteries planted below Mount Ver-
non .at all hazards.
Havre de Grace, April 25.—The Vir-
ginians fired on light boats on the Poto-
mac to prevent tbe conveyance of troops to
The trains between Washington and
Baltimore were running regularly yester-
4 y-. * . #
The maifs from Richmond are detained
by the Government.
The road between Annapolis and Wash-
ington is guarded by Government troops.
Numerous troops are concentrating bere
2000 stands o| arms bave arrived 'from
St. Louis, April 25.—Volunteers are
enlisting rapidly. About 2500 are on the
arsenal grounds, subject to tha orders of
the Secretary of War.
Philadelphia, April 25.—It is confirm
ed that Gen. Beauregard, of the Confede-
ral Army, has sent from Riebmond a note
to President Lincoln, recommending that
all women, and children be removed from
Washington before Saturday next;
Richmond, April 25.—Gen. Scott has
addressed a letter to the President of the
Virginia State Convention, in which' he
States that he will not resign his position
of Lieutenant General of the U. S. forces,
and expresses his determination to defend
the Union According to bis oath.
New York, April 25.—The Cunard Roy-
al mail steamship Asia, from Liverpool the
16th, and Queenstown tbe 14tb, brings the
In the British House of Commons, Mr.
Forstei gave notice that tbe House will not
express its opinion on the New American
Confederation without security for the sup-
pression of the African slave trade.
Colt's and Sharpe's armories are bolb
making on an (average, 400 arms per di-
em. , £
Tbe secessionists captured 7000 stand of
arms with tbe Fayetteville (N. C.) arsenal.
Tbe Adjutant General of North Carolina
calls for 30,000 troops.
Annapolis advices say that five more
regiments and sappers and miners have
arrived there destined for Washington. *
Harrisburg, April 25.—500 Carolinians
pasted through Thomasville on Sunday
on their way North.
All along tha rorte troops are entering
the cars, saying their destination is for the
Southern camp at Aq<iia Creek, twenty-
four miles South of Washington.
It is judged that 4000 troops ara at
Harper's Ferry. •
Louisville, April 25.—A detachment of
Col. Duncan's regiment, of ab^ut400 men
left by tbe Nashville cars this afternoon,
under Capt. Desha, for the Southern Con-'
New York, April 25.—It is reported
the secessionists have planted a battery of
four guns at Harper's Ferry, and are ex
amining all passing trains. The roads, for
a mile, are lined with soldiers.
Philadelphia, April 15.—It is reported
tbat 2000 Charleston troops are on their
way to Wilmington, N. C. Arrangements
are being made to forward them to Rich-
Sixteen rifled canhon had been purchas
ed of West Point for tbe use of volunteers.
The citizens of Wilmington, N. C., have
ta^un possession of the steamer Georgia.
Of tbe burnt war vessels at Norfolk, the
Plymouth is the only one serviceable.
„ A company of flying artillery, with ri
fled cannon, organized yesterday.
The steamers Mussachusetts and South
Carolina have gone to the Cbarlestown
navy yard to be made war vessels.
Louisville, April 25,—The Governor of
Kentucky has proposed to the Governor of
Ohio that the Governors of the* Border
Slates offer to become the arbitrator* be-
tween the contending parties in tbe presect
Galveston, May 2.-
Texas, with three days
Lews arrived here at one o'clock, this P. M.
She brings the following intelligence:
Richmond^ April 30.—The State Con-
vention has elected ex-U. S. Senator Hun-
ter, Wm. Rives, Judge Brockerborough,Mr
Stapes, aed Judge Campbell, Delegates
from Virginia to the Confederate States at
Alexandria, April ^ 30.—A special ex
press to the Gazette saya that the Long
bridge over the Potomao at Washington it
guavded on the north side by a large force
of Federal troops, and. on the south side by
It is reported that the Federal troops are
now in occupation of Arlington Heights;
also, that a United States steamer is to be
off Alexandria, and that al! fish caught at
tbe lower landing on the Potomac -are to
be sent to Washington.
Tbe chartered transport Baltic passed
down the stream yesterday.
Several more arrests of persona have
Families continue to leave Washington
in large numbers, fearing the approaching
Among the persons compelled to quit is
Daniel Ratcliffe, a prominent lawyer.
Gen. Soott is said to he very infirm.
Montgomery, April 30.—A large por-
tion of the first regiment of Alabama vol-
unteers left last evening for Virginia.
The city is full of volunteers and tbe
hotels are jammed.
LThe war feeling is np to tbe fighting
Dr. De Castro arrived bare last night,
and sapa ha bad an interview with Presi-
dent Lincoln, and that tba Brazilian min-
ister, and all the foreign diplomats at
Washington sympathise with tbe Confed-
erate States, and think their governments
will oppose a blockade of tlje Southern
A large number of Congressmen bave
Alexandria, April 29.—Four vessels,
two of which were war steamers, and two
transports, with Northern troops oo board,
passed up the river this morning.
Gov. Hicks, of Maryland, has issued a
proclamation, recommending tba State to
occupy a neutral position.
The mail steamer Adelaide Bell, of the
Norfolk line, was flred at by tbe revenue
cutter Harriet Lane, on Friday night last,
off Kappbanaock river, in Chesapeake
Bay. After having been boarded by tbe
officers of the Lane, she was allowed to
proceed on her voyage. ®
The citizens of Washington who sym-
pathize in the Southern movement are still
compelled to leave Washington.
A large quantity of shell has been land-
ed at Fort Washington by orders of the
Two gentlemen, one of whom is a citizen
of North Carolina, tbe other a resident of
Washington, bave been arrested, and are
now confined as prisoners in tbe Capitol
at Washington for expressing their seces-
Tbe New York seventh regiment having
openly declared that they would not in-
vade the South, .are consequently looked
upon with much suspicion by tbe Lincoln
administration. Tbe 1st New York regi-
ment, quartered at Inauguration Hall, re- ;
vol ted on account of their bad quartan,
and had to be removed to the navy yari.
A mao by the name of Boyd waa abot an
Island Washington, for having expressed?
Southern sentiments, lie was called from
bed at midnight, and was M without pra-
paration to be shot.
Captura of United States Troops by Col,
Col. Van Doro arrived at Indianola with
about 800 Texas volunteers, on Wednes-
day ^afternoon, 24th, and having iaken
possession of the U. S. steamers Fashion
and United Statee, and the propeller Mo-
bile, without delay placed bia forces on
them, and about nine o'clock at nigbt,carao
down to Saluria, and anchored within about
half a mile of the schooners having on
board tbe U. * S. troops, numbering 450,
under command of Maj. Sibley, 3d Infant-
ry; Adjutant-Lieutenant Phillips, 1st In*'
fan try ; Ass't Surgeon Lyndej and Byrne,
Capts. Granger, and Wallace, 1st Infant-
ry ; Capt. Bowman, 3d Infantry ; Capt.
Jordan, 8lb infantry ; Lieut. Green, let In-
fantry, and Lieuts. Hopkins and Lay, 9d
Infantry. The troops consisted of tha
band of the let Infantry, and companion
G and R of that regiment, oompaaiee A,
F and I, 3d Infantry, and companies a and
D of tbe 8tb infantry. Capt. Wallace
bad hie lady and child*.and Dr. Lynda hie
two children aboard the vessels. Notwith-
standing some thirty-five soldiersjand their
wives had been left on shore, there were
some-ten or twelve women and childrejp
About three o'clock in the afternoon a
sevére norther sprang up, and a heavy sea
raged from that time till the afternoon of
Thursday. Nevertheless at about six
o'clock tbat morning. Col. Tan Dorn sent
a message to Major Sibby, requesting an
interview at such point ae might be con-
venient. Accordingly tbe parlor of Judge
Hawes, on Saluria Island, was selected, and
at ten o'clock the parties met. The com-
mission on the part of the U. S. army con-
sisted of Major Sibley and bis two senior
officers, Capts. Wallace and Granger; and
on tbe part of tbe Confederate States, Col.
Van Dorn. At about 12 o clock u., the
conference enáed in liie surrender of th*
entire command as prisoners of war—tba
officers to be released on parole, and tha
men on their oaths that they wo>iid not
take up arms against the Confederacy—
surrendering their arms and all company
property , such of the men and officers to.
be revived into the Confederate army ma
may desire it; private property not to bo
molested ; the soldters not to be permitted
to leave the^State except, by way of Gal-
veston and the Misaippi river.
At one o'clock p. m , the steamer Gen.
Rusk, Capt. Leon Smith, having on board"
Geo. E. B. Nichols with 150 volnnteera
from Galveston, appeared off the bar. She
came to near tbe* pilot bouse, and «pon
the pilot coming on board, learned tba
good news of 'the surrender which wa«
then being carried-into execution without
a resort to arma Before tbe Rusk crossed
the bar the bar the officers on board, with
their glasses, could distinctly see the troops
on the two schooners, and also the threo
steamers with steam up, having on board
the Texas volunteers, and as they contó
not suppose that Cot. Van Dorn had hju)
time to concentrate his foreer there, tha
conclusion with them was that the U. S.
troops bad been reinforced from tha W«at
by oompaaiee known to he soming down
and, consequently, that the men on tho
Rusk had a pretty prospect of a fight .
Tbe Ruhk remained at anchor until JO'
o'clock p. mí. when she went up to Indian-
ola, put out her mails, and went dawn to.
Salaria at sun np yesterday morning when,,
after taking on board Capt W. R. Brad* "
fute, bearer of «Mspatchea from Cot. Van
Dorn to Montgomery, as well as a coaato-
erable number of passengers, oreessd tho *
bar at 10 o'clock and ramo talo this port 1
at 12 o'clock last night
The 450 United States troope who had
surrendered were on tha schooners Unaena '
and Urbann, in charge of CoOTan Don,
when the Rusk lefWast night They had
gone down the bay an
with* a view of being
Fashion, but this steam
seaworthy, and tha United States was not
in a much hotter oooditioa, while tha pro-
pellor Mobile was too email for their no*
oommodation. It "is expected that they
will go on shore again to day, and that
most of them will enlist ia tha army of tha
We see from Gen. Nichols' report to
Gen. Sherman, that in leee than an hour
after tha Rusk took position ao ae ta oom-
mand the schooners with tha U. S. troops
on board, be reported himself to CoL Van
Dorn, and received in reply, tbat tha ear«
render hadjust been agreed on.
Maj or Larkin Smith, who, wa heíiáva^
was second in command at Indianola, re-
signed immediately oo haariag of ibe se-
cession of Virginia; and we leans hie ex-
ample wae followed by some six or eight
other U. 8. offiaars.
We are glad to leara tbat tho S. A. and'
M. G.. railroad rendered valuable service
to Major Van Doráis command in
ferring his troope from Victoria to
Wmlth.—As for money, neglect it not \
but note that there is no necessity of being
rich, for there be aa many miseries beyond
ricbee as on this side of them; and if yon
have a competence, enjoy it«nitb a meek,
cheerful and thankful heart.
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Flag, published at Brownsville, Texas, bsfe
changed its name to tbat of Fort Brown
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Neblett, William H. The Navarro Express (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 24, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 8, 1861, newspaper, May 8, 1861; Corsicana, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth179295/m1/2/: accessed December 7, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.