The State Gazette. (Austin City, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 17, 1862 Page: 1 of 5
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AUSTIN CITY, SATURDAY, MAY 17, '62
Raterial Notice—All bmlneas of the Btate
Oa o*ti Mt UH*imeut Will be transited by THOMAS
H.,KKNT, an4 ha 1 «lotie anthoriíed to eolleot or
rueeipt for roo oy of the offloe, and to appoint agent*
tor that pnrpow. JOHN MARSHALL fc OO,
NotUe to Aáv«rtt er«.«Thil regular ^dvorftttng
of tho Ga etto ti «««pended mstll ftirther notice. Ad-
vert! einent* will bo publl :ied in. the Onsetto nntll the
rrorulnr advertising la resumed, at 12% oenle per line
for r oh Inwrtlpn.
To tub PrtTltONS Or THE GaüETTE.—OW-
Ing to our limited supply of paper and the
uncertainty of getting more in time to meet
the demand oí a full sheet, we ask (for a time)
the indulgence of our friends with the present
size. We shalt make up for the deficiency by
using more small type.
R3T We arc glad to learn that our friend
Col. Wm. Byrd is again enjoying good health
and has aspired to tho office of LieUt. Col. of
Col. 0lark's Reg't by a respectable majority.
§ ffST See advertisement of Col. Ü. E. Mc-
Culloch, 1100 Head of fine Sheep for Sale.
Some Additional New*.
We have had the pleasure of meeting Col.
Wilcox. Representative to the Confederate
Congress from Western Texas. He is just
now on his way home from Richmond^ Con-
gress having tuljourned on the 21st ult, to
meet again on the 3d Monday in August
next. He left Richmond on the 22d ult.
Messrs. Wigfalt, Oldham and GJrty, will re-
main to the next session,"-—our other members
will probably return on a visit to their hoiffes.
Col. W. has no positive knowledge of the late
reported victories by our arms in Virginia
and Tennessee, but has no doubt that the
battles have been fought and victories obtained.
A battle at York town was daily expected
When he left Richmond the two armies being
in close proximity—only 3 or 4 miles apart.
Col. W. passe.l through Vicksburg on the
28t.h ult, but obtained no information of a
battle between Beauregard and Buell, but
learned that they were only some four miles
apart. It was reported that Gon. Toombs
had surprised the enemy and killed some 200
or 300. He confirms the accounts given us
óf the extensive burning of cotton on the
.Mississippi from New Orleans to Vicksburg.
Among the last acts passed by Congress is
One directing the Secretary of War to purchase
cotton to the amount of $35,000,000, and
more provided arms cán be purchased with
Our neighbor the . Telegraph has received
some latee Mobile papers than we have seen,
from which we learn that the forts on the
lake (Poatchertrain) shore bad been abandon-
ed in haste with «Mwttfcnible loes «"BuppTWae,
dismounting, but not destroying the guns.
. At Fort Pike all the buildings were burned,
on the 25th ult. A dispatch to tho Mobile
Tribune says the town of Bay St. Iiouis was
to be surrendered on the 26r.lt, but that tbe
time had been extended. All the gun boats
on the lake bad been burned by our own peo-
ple, also cotton and stores. The troops and
Buch stores as could be removed, were being
sent to Manschac.
The Yankee fleet was said to be again re-
tiring to Ship Island. The Tribune learned
that all moveables were being seiht from Bay
St. Louis to Manschac and that Gen. Loveil
would make a stand at Camp Moore on the
"few Orleans and Jackson rail
The Mobile Advertiser has the following
ratal dispatches: ..
Memphis, April 27..—A copy of the Louis-
ville Jojirnal of the 17th has reached this
It asserts that tfce Federal Congress
iered an instigation into, the circum-
stances ^f the disgraceful surprise at Shiloh.
The indignation of the people at the unnec-
essary loAoflife, in consequence of this sur-
prise is verj' great.
The Journal publishes a report that Mr.
Edwin Stan toe, tin successor of Cameron as
Secretary of W>r, h.-\s resigned the position
on account of poetical, differences with the
httyaen, of New
ruling majority of the L-ñ
Hon. Theodore Frelir
Jerséy, Chancellor of the
York, is dead. \
All is reported quiet at Corinth and Fort
1 Pillow. TjL . \ \
Richmond, April 25.—New York dates of
, the 21st are received. The Herald says that
news from Banks department re]
rebels having left for Gordonsvillfc.
A letter from Fortress Monroe says ihi
whole number of Federals killed in the fight
at Lee's Mills, was 32, and wounded 90.
,2V, ' . A dispatch from Gen. Hunter, dated Port
Royal, 10th says after thirty hours conttaaous
firing a practicable breach was made in Fort
Pulaski, and i preparations: for storming were
about to commence when the rebel flag was
Btruck. We captured forty-seven guns,-7,000
shot and shells, and 370 prisoners. One of
our men was killed—none wounded.—Gal.
OUpatrh from 0«n.B«ur<* M.
C. K. Marshall : The casualties of war have
opened tbe Mississippi to our enemies ; the
time, therefore, has came to t«*t the earnest-
ness of all classes, and I call on patriotic
planters owing cotton within positive reach
of the enemy to apply the torch to it without
G. T. UfclOREGARD.
Jordan, A. A. Gen.
New Orleans, April 29,1862.
TeJwigt Batter.' _ ,
Dear Sir In the Evening Delta, in an
article beaded " Fallen Hut Not Di<graced,"
this expresión occurs: " The lack of energy
and earnestness on the part of t'ae agents of
the Confederate Government, &c.
This includes me in its sweep* and I think
unjustly. When I came here, but a few
short months since, I found the State com-
pletely defensele s; its ports blockaded and
men gotie to other parts of the
Confederacy in the army. Without any-
thing but what was created, every inlet was
iut in position to offer a" protracted and gal-
ant defense. Forts were armed, powder and
ammunition of every description were made,
and a gallant body of troops organized and
drilled. Guns were cast and materials of all
kinds extemporized by incessant labor and
activity, The river at the forts was twice
bridged by obstructions which would have
resisted anything but the formidable rush of
the great Mississiypi ia its swollen wrath.
.My troops, at the call of their country,
riiáhed to Corinth, and tbe deeds of the
Louisiana regimints on the 6th" and 7th of
April, indicated their courage and thé train-
ing Our foundries Were beginning to turn
out heavy guns of the best quality, and a
newly erected arsenal fstroi&hed us with
various implements ot war. All that has
been dene since October, besides preparing
sixteen vessels for river defense, eight of
which are now defending tbe upper river,
and eight have been destroyed in the vain at-
tempt to keep back the enemy's fleet of war
vessels below. This has .been .done with no
host of generals and staff officers of experi-
ence to assist. Almost alone, with but few
exceptions, I have worked day and night, for
more than five months, to defend this great
city. The responsibility of its fall is not due
to any want of a energy or earnestness" on
my part. In a short time moro, I should
have* had guns enough, and men enough, to
defend the numerous approaches on that
element on which the enemy is So pre-emi-
nently" powerful; and I therefore beg that
you will do me the justice to say to tbe
people of New Orleans, that I did all that
one man could do to preserve them from an
insolent and powerful foe. When their fleets
passed our batteries, I withdrew my infantry
forces beyond the city limits, in order to
permit the people of New Orleans to decide
whether they would subject their wives, their
childrén and property to bombardment in
the endeavor to maintain their freedom intact:
and returned to the city to-day to learn their
decision and to offer myself and my command
to stand by them to the last moment, in case
they should decide to undergo bombardment,
I know that there are, many gentlemen here,
who will bear me witness that all that is here
set forth, and much more, has been done to
avert this sad" disaster. fi.n examinations
my letter and order books and telegraphic
dispatches, will show that no stone has been
left uhturted by me to save Now Orleans
from this humiliation; and I feel well con-
ask is simple justice and nothing more,
conclusion, I will add, tbat terrible as the
blow has been, I am neither disheartened nor
in despair. This war of independence 'is not
yet fought out. Our ancestors straggled on
against the massive power of Great Britain,
when Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charl
estown and Savannah, wore all in possession
of the enemy, and gained their liberty.
It . is a moral and physical impossibility
that we can be conquered. Let us but be
true to ourselves and our cause—never tiring,
never desponding—but rising Actteon like
with renewed vigor from every fall, and we
shall yet be rewarded with success. Above
all, we should not crush down the spirit and
the energies of those who are using all the
faculties, mental and physical, that God has
given them, by making light of their labors,
because With limited means and under
adverse circumstances, they have not been
successful in resisting at all points a great
„ m one proposed «
Jeff. Davis and the Confederate
which were given with universal force ,
Reply of the Authority to Com. Far-
BAGUT—Tbe following is the reply agreed
upon by the city authorities to the demand
made by Flag Officer Farragafc
City iIall, April 28 18G2.
To Flag Offlsw D. Q. Fírrajut, V. 8. Flat Bhlp Hut
Your communication of this moaning is the
first intimation I have had that it was by
your strict orders that the U. 8. fitg was at-
¡>ted to ba hoisted upon Certain of cur
ic edifices, by officers sent on shore to
communicate with the authorities. The of-
ficers who approached me in 3 our name dis-
closed no uch orders and intimated no such
design on j our part, nor would I- have for a
moment entertained the remotest, suspicion
that they coulil have been invested with
power to enter on such an errand wbile tbe
negotiations for a surrender between you nnd
the city authorities were still pending. The
interference of any force under your com
tuand, as long as those negotiations were not
enemy, with all tin
wealthy .and. pov
appliances of modern warfare' both - military
and naval, in great abundance at his control
We have never yet seen such dark days as
thpse which environed George Washington,
at Valley Forge; and should such be our lot,
I trust that the same spirit will animate us
to work out the same successful results.
Recpeetfally, ¡four ob>t er'vt,
Major General, O. B. A.
The U. S. Flag.—Yesterday the U. S.
squadron now in our port sent ashore á force
of one hundred marines and a body of sailors
vi ith two brass howitsers, under the command
of Commander Bell, (a North Carolinian,)
who proceeded without interruption or dis-
turbance to the Customhouse and Mint, over
which buildings they hoisted the U. S. flag.
They performed this task without parade or
ostentation, and without even tbe usual
salutes on such occasions. This force then
proceeded to the City Hall, where a great
cróVd of citiaens had assembled. Command-
6 o'clock M., by,
• are gratified to tar
tho order was prom
e& with, and we
order of the Mayor. W<
able to aay .tha
cheerfully com;. _ .Hl^
* abt that ,the proprietor , as well a* the
lance of the community, will ta benefited
1 tí end. We understand all
Bill presented himself to the Mayor and
stated the object of bis visit. The May
replied that the flag which waved overt
City HálJ was a State flag, the emblem
the authority from which tbe city derived ail
ita, powers. He could only reiterate his pro-
test against«\the violent* unauthorized and
willful attempt^to remove it from tbe dome,
and he was unable to prevent and resist it.
in a rude, coarse and
that he did not come
of right and pro-
the flag, and down
asked to be shown
He was directed
[eclined the service,
priety, but to
it muflt come. He
the way up to the d
to several policemen, w
but finally managed
that our e
brought to a close, could hot be viewed by us
" ian as a flagrant violation of those
coiti tesies, if not of tbe
otherwise than as a flagrant .
which prevail between beligerents under
such circumstances.' My views and sertti
ménts with reference to such conduct remain
unchanged. You now renew the demands
made in yottr former communication, and you
insist on their being complied with uncon-
ditionally, under a threit of bombardment
within forty eight hours ; and you notify me
to remove the women and children from the
city, that they may be protected from your
Sir, you cannot but know that there is no
possible exit from the city for a population
which still exceeds in number one hundred
and forty thousand, and you must therefore
be aware of the ufter insanity of such
notification. Our women and children cannot
espape from your shells, if it be vpur jJeasufe
to murder them on a qnestion of mere
etiquette. But if they could, there are but-
few among them who would consent to desert
their families and tb«r homes, and the grave*
of their relatives, in so awful a moment.
hey would bravely stand the sight of your
shells, tearing up tbe graves of those who are
so dear to them, and would deem that they
died not inglbriously by the side of the
tombs erected by their piety to the memory
of departed relatives.
• You are not satisfied with the peaceful pos-
session of an undefended city, opposing no re-
sistance to your gum, because of its bearing
its hard fftte with something of manliness
attd difenity, and you wish to llumblo arid dis-
grace us, by the' performance of an act
against which our natures rebel. This satis-
faction you cannot expect to obtain at our
We will stand your bombardment unarmed
and undefended as we are. The civilized
world will consign to indelible infamy the
heart that will conceive the deed and the
hand that will dare to consummate it.
John T. Monroe,
Mayorof theCitTofNewOrlcan .
ytüjf FL18 warp n aktv u *d .
At Anohor off the CHy of New Orleans, April 19, '82.
Toil Honor the Mayor of the City of New Orleans
Sir The Forts St. Phfiip and Jackson,,
having surrendered, and all the military de-
fences of the city being either captured or
abandoned, you are required, as the so>!e rep-
resentative of any supposed authority In the
city, to haul down and suppress every ensign
and symbol of government, whether State or
Confederate, except that of the United State
I am now about to raise the flag of the U. S,
upon tbe Custom House, and you will see
that it is respected with all civil power of the
I have tho honor to he, very reaped! _.
Your olwdient servan _
D. G. FarhKOI-T,
Flag Officer WftMern ftalf Bloc leading Squndron
Houston, May 8th, 1862.—The Beaumont
train arrived this morning about half-past two
o'clock, bringing some passengers, but no pa-
pers, from New Orleans. From the passon-
gers we gather the following important news,
which comes in such shape that we think it
ctn be relied upónos in the main correct.
It is reported that a terrible battle had
been fought near Fredericksburg, Virginia,
the Federal army under the immediate com-
mand of McClellan, wbile the Confederate
forces were commanded by Johnson, Lee and
others of our generals; that the Federal loss
amounted to 40,000, and tbat McClellan was
among the slain.
Our army are reported to have won a splen-
did victory and were occupying the battle^
field. Our loss was heavy', and" we deeply re-
gret to learn that Generals Johnson and Lee
are reported killed.
Tho Federal army is said to be completely
demoralized and their utter rout probable.—
Yankee accounts report a bloody engagement,
but claim the occupation of the field of bat-
tle, and t.hat it was a Federal success.
From Beauregard's armywe hear of a batr
tie having been raging for four days .in the
vicinity of Corinth, and that our gallant army
had succeeded in driving a porten of thé ene-
my's forces across the Tennessee river, and
that Beauregard was again vfetorious.
There was also a rumor that Beauregaid,
at the head of his conquering army was in
possession of Nashville; but we can hardly
credit this, as time enough bad not elapsed
since the'reported battle for the occupation
of that city by our army.
The enemy hiving complete possession of
New Orleans we have no news from that city,
and we tvlll have hereafter to obtain our in-
telligence through other channels, and make
the moat of rumora that we find aflobt, for
which all due allowance must be made,—Gai-
veston News. !■: ;.V' "
The N. 0l train arrived
at 14 o'clock, bring-
of whorn Mr. HCriot
the N.O. R. R. left New
to tbem we are
skirmisbing is said to
whicb our forces were
two of the enemy's gunboats had
tured or Mink.
From Fort. Pillow and Memphis, no late
intelligence i)4s boon received. "■
From New Orleans the papers of the 4th
and 5th have r,eaclied New Iberia, but they
outlined no news of army movements, and
but little of irit-rot apart from tbeprocla
niation of Picayune Butler to the citizens of
New Orleans. " In his proclamation he invites
all good Union loving citizens to come for-
ward and take the oath of allegiance to the
United States and that all such will be pro-
tected'in their personal and property right*,
but if the same is. not taken and any act
committed prejudicial to tbe Federal govern
ment, the person so offending will be sum-
marily and severely delt with.
By this proclamation Confederate currency
is'allowed to circulate, as tnero is no ether
money to take its place, but all transaction-;
in Confederate bonds or other evidences of
debt of the Confederate States
The press of tbe city is allowed to couthv
uo their issues, but are prohibited from pub
ishing anything prejudicial to the U. S. or to
comment upon army movements in any form
Butler has taken full possession of New
Orleans, with, "it is supposed, Rome 10,000
troops, and established his. headquarters at
the St. Charles, which was closed by the pro-
prietors on the capture of the city.
Six of tbe enemy's gunboats are reported
to have left for up "the Mississippi on Sat-
urday evening, the 3d inst , their destination
and object unlcrown.
An expedition of 200 Federals came over
the Opelc-usas raih-oad to Berwieb Bay and
took possession of the steamer Roebuck, with
which they proceeded down the bay for the
purpose of taking possession of tbe abandon-
ed forts and arresting the collector of tbe
port of Franklin, w jo was charged with ac*
ceptrng office under the Confederate govern-
tíient without resigning bis appointment
under the U. S. government. T^iey succeed^
ed in capturing tho collector, and he was
taken to N. O.
The fires of patriotism are said to contin-
ue wherever cotton is exposed or in danger'
of falling into the enemy's bands, and that
from 15,000 to 20.000 bales were burned at
and in the vicinity of Baton Rouge, a few'
Our loss in killed, wounded and missing, at
tbe battle of Shiloh, is reported to iiave
been 10,684, while the enemy are now said
to acknowledge a loes of over 25,000.
No regular route for travel has yet been
established beyond New Iberia, and passen-
gers have to make their way to the Missis-
sippi by whatever conveyance that can be
daily crossing on their way to Virginia and
Tennessee* Mr. Price contemplates estab-
lishing a line of stages from New Iberia to
Alexandria, on Red riyer, pr to some point
on the Mississippi, at an early day, to run in
connection with his line from Niblett's Bluff.
On the refusal of the True Delta office to
publish the proclamation of Butler, tbe office
was place uuder guard and printers from tbe
Federal army taken to the office to perform
mitted to copy,
" At 9 o'clock,
Kavaiuiufcta, in command of
ciernan led of Oapt. Fiar,cisco
A , commanding the military ?
the surrender to him, for tbo
States, of himself and command,
Dr. Boyd, Ssroreon of the post,
New Mexican soldiers, and three A> J
one of whom wm Sergeapt Wahl, buglar,
S A., together with the post and nil stores,
arms, amunition and property of wbatsf ever
description belonging tijreco. Cnpt.. Arm-
on was allowed ten mintije to decide whether
e would peaceably comply with tbe demasuf
or , resist. * . * * The f< llowÍrig
correspondence will'show the formal surren-
der of the post to Dr. Kavanansh and his
regiment, [consisting of Geo. Garder.hire, A.
Q. M. and Commissary, R. S. Thompson, Ad?
jutant, and Mr. Richmond Gillespie, who
stood In the place of tbe balance of tVu
cers and privates of a regiment,] fa hold the
is strictly "a™6 ,n the name of the Confederate States:
■ - lOopy. 1
to «wr« .
and 8;nc, and oí no 1
like bells, ar«
To Capt. Francisco Arragon,
CCBíRÓ. W. M'.. )
March, 8,1862. S
Miltarv Post Cabero:
Sir: I hereby notify you that I have
sumed tbe command of this Post in the name
of the Southern Confederacy. Yon will,
within ten minutes after the receipt of this,
surrender your command to me, together
with all arms, stores and property of tbe U.
S. Government thereto belonging.
(Signed) F, K. Kavanaügh,
(Reply.) ' . ...
Dr. F. F. Kavanaugh having demanded the
Fort of Cubero and the apparatus thereto be-
longing, and the undersigned having consulted
with bis troops, tbey declared their determi-
nation to make no resistance, and having no
power to coerco them be feels constrained by
the imperious necessity to yield to what he
cannot prevent, (Signed)
we want tin.
I will tell you t
guns, as best, t! .
copper to one part <
or eight parts of
Cubero, New Mexico,
Henstofl, May 10.-
"leautóoBt last 1
RMI _. ftjj
indebted for t
1 Mayor was ordered to wait upon
at his quarters, and on his refusal, was not.i-
Seu>hat be would be marched there witha
file oí soldiers if he did notoomply. To pre-
vent disturbance the order was then com-
plied with, but no one knows the object of
the Interview. */
i( Talk on change" of the Crescent speaks
of strawberries as tbe only article visible at
tbe resturants, whicb were sold at $1 50 to
$3 00 a saucer full with a little milk; Plant-
ers are reported as continuing to,burn their
cotton. There is no freight there for vessel
from Havana' or elsewheie. No mails bad
been received. The Crescent expects officials
to be soon sent from Washington for the
Post Office and Custon House.
The:Telegraph office was taken possession
of by Federal troops, but the apparatus for
operating; had been taken away. The iron
battery Louisiana is said to have been blown
op. by our';own men witha terridc explosion,
and scarce a vestage 'of the noble ve sel re-
mains. : '
The commander of the Foreign Brigade
voluntarily disbanded his forces, though not
reqtt'red to do so. The Mayor of tbb city is
permitted to exercise hi# duties so far as pre*-
serving the public peace. The Federal sol-
diers are said to have been withdrawn from
the City Hall, after first taking possession of
it. The Delta says there is a great deal of
dru&ke&u&sg among the Federal aoldiers*.
We were shown a few days ago a navy six-
febowter, of Colt's pattern, made by Geo. W.
Dance at Columbia The machinery for its
manufacture was all made by Mr. Dance. The
same shown us was tbe first one made, and
although not quito so finely finished as the
iréd quite equal to it in
respects. Measures are being taken to
establish an armory in Columbia, the same to
" of Mr.
other respects. Met
be under the superintendence of
A Blow mt
of Albermarle county,
a meeting on public
other resolntions, th<
The amount of property turned over will
bo accurately shown by the Q. M.'s invoices,
which show a large and valuable lot of Q. M.,
0. and Ordnance stores. The Surgery is also
well supplied with valuable medicines. There
were sixty arms and thirty thousand rounds
of ammunition. * * * * *
George Gardenhire has rendered most valua-
ble services as A. Q. M. and Corn., working
incessantly and saving and protecting the val-
uable property belonging to those defenders.
The services óf Mr. R. T. Thompson, as Adju
tant, were.most efficient, treating the enemy
always with much lenicncy, but w ith the stern-
ness ánd decisión of a true Southern gentleman.
♦ * * . * ♦ etc."
Wo only copy tbe portions of it bearing on
the capture. The report is made by Capt. A.
S. Thurmond, of Company A, 3rd Regiment,
Sibley's Brigade, who was sent to receive the
fort and garrison it.
After the surrender, Capt. Arragon made
application for arms to go through the Indian
territory with. He was kindly furnished with
20 muskets and 40 cartridges to each, to be
delivered again to the C. S. officer at Albu-
querque, also provisions requisite for his men.
This feat of Dr. Kavanaugh, is certainly a
most remarkable one, and will bear favorable
comparison with the exploits of the celebrated
Capt. John Morgan, of Kentucky—Telegraph.
j£2£~ The following protect of tbe Com-
mandant of the French steamer, Milan, will
receive the cordial approval of everyone:
Oomroander ot the XT. 0. Squadron, now in the port of
SiR--Sent by my Government to protect
the persons and property of its citizens, who
are here to tho number of thirty thousand, I
regret to learn at this moment tbat you bave
accorded a delay of forty-eight hours for the
evacuation of the city by the women and
children. I venture to observe to you tbat
this short delay is ridiculous, and in the name
of my ■ Goverf ment, I oppose it.
If it is your resolution to bombard the city,
do it I but I wish to state that you will have
to account for this barbarous act to the pow-
er which I represent. In any event, I de-
mand sixty days for the evacuation.
Commandant of íh steamer,«Milan, oppceila
tha Oity of KewOrlSati*.
Weare are in possession of information from
a source of the most reliable and diréct char-
acter possible in these times,, that the pro-
gramme of the United States Government
embraces a landing of a large force at some
point in, Texas within & short time, witha
view of first cutting off the Rio Grande trade,
second, of marching by way of San Antonio,
upon Arizona and New Mexico, an 1.third, of
marching by way of Austin, to meet the Jay-
bawkers of Kansas, who are now on their way
to Texas. The information embraces the de-
tails of the movements, apd is we learn, in the
session of President Davis, . ws do ni t
iw whether jt has reached tbe military
authorities of Texas or not. We publish it
that the people may been the lookout for
events of a somewhat, interesting if not atart-
Burning.——All accounts go to
in the Mississippi
the .flames as soon
it would be likely
we can add two or three 1
copper, as analysis 1
position, and bring them
gun metíIfl The. lightest
batteries, a sá¡|c poui
eight hundred and 1
the casting of a six
ü] S. A. least a thousand pmi
necessary.; Bront : ¡
b&tteries,~on1y for their
which the battery
They are not so durable í
within; the past five years,
way for casting ir
neps for field
to its utmost ability. If there
like to know it, and it sLc
The tin referred to is i
tin, whicb is ouly sheet i
solution off tin. I mention 1
not have our roofs 1
Your obedient serv't,
Adjutant and Inspector Gen.
Reports tbat were c
A Relic or thb Battle Field of Si
--The following letter, from a Fedai
to bis-sister, was picked up in one o
émy'? tents, after the '
forwarded us for publ
like all those whose epistles" hai
Southern bands, is very sanguine
cess of the North in its work of si
He tells bis sister not to be uneasy, for
as tbey "drown ont the réb«llion" .he
turn bome "crowned with honor."
Wilcox is not more of an adept
sword than he shows himself to be
pen, the cause he espouses wilt not
much by his efforts. We print the letter
verbatim: ' I
that we are under marching orders to go
down the, Tennessee river to whip those in-
fernal rebels. You must not be
as soon as we drown out the rebellion,
come back, crowned with honor. 'M 1
think that the rebels can stand it
Do not write until you g
train me. My company is
first lieutenant died of his wound. 11
old Davis and his rebellion were in hell
We are told that Corinth, Mise., is
fortified by the rebels. We will occupy
place soon, and as soon as we get' it we will
march down to New Orleans.
We will start to whip the rebels out of
Corinth to-morrow; if not to-day. '¿J
t We will soon stawe out the ref -tm —
mt,: rebel are
and fight us, so we
will stvve them put.
Oh sister, the peach blossoms
and if we do not whip out the
we will eat some fit
I have just recev
here, so I will mail it at the
cometo. Farewell, > -
Your affectionate b.-other,
We learn that there are several
up the river, loaded with provisions for
city, which will not come into our port 1
in his first message to
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Marshall, John. The State Gazette. (Austin City, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 17, 1862, newspaper, May 17, 1862; Austin City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth180143/m1/1/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.