The Tyler Reporter. Weekly. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 21, 1862 Page: 1 of 4
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TIE TYIHI EEFORTEB
Tyler, Smith County, Texas Au¿r. 2i, 1SC /.
NO. 8 .
Is published every Thursdsy,
BT W. F. Hamilton & Co.,
At $2,50 per Annum;
SIX MONTHS $1,50.
SINGLE COPY lOcts.
Lincoln In Texas.
•iron Tyler Reporter :
A lute Yankee paper coa tain? tbe following:
■u The following are the (Lincoln) commissioners
-« under tbe Act for the collection of direct taxes in
insurrectionary districts within the United States: !
-u * * * For the District of Tex t«, Lemuel D. Í
•" Evans, James W. Tirockmorton and George XV.
The above is a specimen of genuine Yankee
meanness. Lemuel D. Evans has been with them
for eighteen months, and would not dare show his .
tory, traitorous face in Texas, unless protected by a
foreign army of Yankees. Paschal is at Austin."
and has taken the oath to sustain the Confederate
♦States. J. have nothing to say of him. not knowing
"what his real status is.
But of the foul outrage perpetrated upon Capi
•Jame.* W. Throckmorton, whose name has been nsed
by "Lineóla, I have a word to say, lest some might
be deceived by it. It is evident his name was fur-
nished Lincoln by t-ome renegade, as a puuisment
.upon him, for having acted as a patriot in this war.
Ajke n au.v othif %oo¿ rap>i.
"Was ndt'prepared to advocate secession when the
'question was before the people of Texas. He op-
posed it with such reasons as controlled his judg-
ment; but always took the ground that if hip State,
by a direct Vote, decided to go out, be would stand
by her. And n ,bly did be keep his pledge. Early
in the spring of 1861, as Lieut. Colonel oí Col. W.
•C. Young's regiment, he aided in driving the feder-
al troops from Forts Cobb, Washita and Arbuckle.
Soon afterwards be became Captain of a splendid
company, and went into Stone's 6th Texas Cavalry.
He performed gallant service in Missouri fast fall on
scouting duty, and on the 2Gtb of December led his
•company with distinguished gallantry at the buttle
oí Chustcnallah, in which his horse was wounded
und.u* him. He left a sick bed on the Arkansas
river, against the wish of his Colonel and Surgeon,
to lead his men in the campaign which culmiu ued
in the battle of Elk Horn. Throughout that brief
period of cold, snow and storm, and in that bloody
battle, Capt. Throckmorton bore himself as a true
soldier, a gallant officer and a pure patriot. Thence
he marched to Corinth, and only temporarily left
the army when his failing health rendered it abso-
Since his return home, he has shown in various
ways known to the writer, though perhaps not to
the public, an unabated zoal in our righeous cause.
Nor is it doubted that bad he foreseen the iron des-
potism, utter recklessness and damnable policy of
Lincoln's government, he would have been as un-
compromising a secessionist from the beginning as
any in the State. Many able and good men hoped
for a time that the storm would piss away without
-degradation to the South ; but stood ready to fight
;to the death in defence of our liberty. Of this num-
ber was Capt. James W. Throckmorton, whose es-
cutcheon is far brighter than many who advocated
secession, but have done nothing to sustain our cause
The use made of his name by Lincoln's Govern-
Augusta, August 6.—Tbe Charleston papers of
this morning contain a telegraphic dispatch from
Savannah, dated the 5th, which says the steamer
Lodona, Capt Luckie, from Xas au, 31sfc, after en-
tering Os^ahaw Sound, on Moi^ia:*'-, funded
was captured by the Federal bloekaders. Geo.
Marshall and two pilota, pissengers, escaped in a
small boat. They represent that a number of Fed-
eral vessels are about the port of Nassau. There
was great excitement at that place.
The Lodona first attempted to enter Tybee, but
was fired into from Marstello Tower, the s ot pass-
ing through her cabin, lic-r cargo was very valu-
Richmond, Aug. 6.—Gens; Buckner, Tilghman,
Mackall, Com. Barrow, LU lit. Berkenon and other
officers, and a large number of privates, have been
exchanged and arrived in this city Gen. Pettigrew
also arrived within our linea, ífnd will reach the
city to day.
Mobile, August 7.—A specjjil,dispatch to the Ad-
vertiser aud Register, dated Richmond, 6th says
the enemy wrested Aw^ern Hill from us yesterday
owing to the smallness of u.' picket force. This
succeris enables them to extend their lines ten miles
up the river towards Richmond. The Confederates
All the Confederate prisoners from the East have
returned here. The political prisoners remain in
Fort Yvarren still.
The returned prisoners say that the North has
given up all hope of success, and prosecute the war
only from-pride aud revenge. Recruiting proved
a dead failure. It is conceded the dratt is the only
remedy, and the Lincoln government is afraid to
resort to tfjat expedient. Many gvinoatliizers with
pose a further prosecution of the war. Thurlow
We.^d considers the contest hopeless.
Mobile, August 7.—A sp -cial di>palch to the Ad-
vertiser and Register, dated Knoxville, Oth, says
heavy >kirmishing commenced on Tuesday with a
large" portion of the enemy, at Tazewell, seven
miles from Cumberland Gap. Une brigade of Gen.
Stevenson's 'orce was engaged on our side. The
design was to gaiE the enemy's rear and cut them
oil' from the Gap.
Artillery tiring was very heavy. Several prison-
ers have been brought in from Tazewell. No par-
ticulars o the fight yet.
Gen. Raines at latest account was making a
forced march to gain the enemy's rear.
Brigadier-General V. R. Caswell was this after-
noon assassinated i y an unknown assassin near his
residence, six miles from Knoxville.
Mobile, August, 7.- A special to the Advertiser
and Register, dated Knoxville, 7th, says a dispatch
this morning from Brigadier-General Stevenson,
states that after a gallant action of iour hours yes-
terday, near Tazewell, the enemy was repulsed
with great slaughter, aud is in full retreat.
The Courier reports that a battery of four guns
was ta Ven, alter being twice repulsed with a loss
of nine hundred men.
General Burton has succeeded in gaining the ene-
General Stevenson, beiug reinforced, flanked
Bowen's command, and capturing the Federal ar-
my of East Tennessee.
The murderer of Gen. Caswell was' arrested -last
Letters from Staunt< n, Yiiginia, say that late
Washington papers state that Seward resigned to
escape the effects of intervention, but was induced
to recousider his action.
The feeling at the North is entirely depressed,
and anti-war meetings are being In Id.
Richmond, Aug. 4.— The Confederate prisoners
raent, is an unwarranted outrage upon him and up- . M ,.
on his State. To prevent injustice in the minds of at Baltimore and Washington have been released
aud started home, umidst great rejoicing.
Federal prisoners are sent from Richmond daily.
The Confederate Government opened a corres-
pondence with the United States Government en-
quiring whether Butler's conduct is sanctioned. No
. . . . ~ . , answer being received, another letter was sent, pay
Lincoln s C ongress has appropriated 15,000 (iu^ (bat further silence will be construed n.s au en-
<to purchase legs for wounded soldiers! doneyient of his conduct .
the people unacquainted with the facts, is the object
of this note by
s An Original Secessionist.
Aug. 18¿A, 18^2.
Pope continues to lay waste, burn, destroy and
drive off male citizens.
Yankee newspapers are in despair of a prospect
of peace, and begin to talk and show themselves.
The Journal of Commerce denies the right to
emancipate slaves under any circumstances.
There are numerous arrests at the North nu-
merous desertions from the army.
All in confusion, doubt and dismay throughout
Northern papers say that the Federals have cap- *
tured the British schooner Agnes, and the Confed-
erate steamer Reliance, which had run the block-
Richmond, August 4.—A Yankee gunboat got
aground at the mouth of the Appomattox near City
Point. Sundry Confederate batteries were firing at
her yesterday afternoon. Result unknown.
Northern dates to the 31st received. The Aus-
tralian brings Liverpool dates to the 18th inst. An
important discussion took place in Parliament on
Lindsev's motion to offer mediation and recognize
the Southern Confederacy. After a lengthy debate
Lindsey's motion was withdrawn.
Lord Palmerston made a remarkable speech on
the occasion—appealing to the House to leave the
matter in the hands of tti3 government.
The Paris correspondent of the London Herald
tigaiu asserts tiiat Napoleon is about to ofter the
mediation of France to America, and says the drift
of pablic opinion is in favor of such a course.
New Yf>rk stock market strong on the 29thgov-
ernment one and one-half per cent, higher ; gold
lower—selling at a hundred and fourteen, three
eights; exchange 126; money very abundant at
four per cent.
The following special dispatch was received by
the Republican this morning from Charlottesville
of the 4th* The National Intelligencer and Balti-
more Sun, of late dates, receivea in Stanton, an-
aounces the t/f Steward: >
The Governors of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Con-
necticut i efuse to send more men in the field.
The National intelligencer accuses Seward of
having been engaged for the last sixty days, throub
England, to bring about an armistice.
Yallandigham is stumping Ohio against the war
and administration, addressing immense audiences
with great favor and applause.
Richmond, Aug. 5.—New York dates of August
2d received. Dispatches from headquarters of the
army of the Petomac, dated August!, says, at 12
o'clock last night, the rebels opened fire from the
opposite side of the river with two batteries of light
artillery. The fire was principally directed at the
mail boats landing at the headquarters of Col. In-
gall's shipping and encampment at Westover. The
rebel pieces were bandied well, and fired with great
rapidity. Four men killed and five or six wounded.
Several horses killed The rebels had it all their
own way for some time, as our troops did not an-
ticipate an attack, but the 32-pounders stationed at
Col. Ingall's headquarters, soon sileneed their guns
after they had opened. Few of our vessels were
¡ struck; no serious damage sustained by any ; with
¡ this exception, nothing occurred worth mentioning,
j A dispatch from Washington of the 1st says the
people are in expectation here of important news
from several quarters that Vicksburgb is taken.
Fight soon to take place in northern Georgia, ©r
East Tennessee ; that Pope's army will soon engage
the enemy; that mortar boats have arrived, and
stirring work looked for from James Rivtr.
Cincinnati.—First war meeting held here last
night, immense affair, speaking from three stands,
music, fire works, bell ringing, &£., enlivened the
Resolutions to sustain the Government in prose-
cuting the war, and to confiscate traitor's property
everywhere unanimously adopte i.
Tiit; New York World says, editorially, it is now
certain an order will be is«ued for a draft in suck
States or portions of States as will not supply their
quotas of men before the middle of August.
Nota syllable about Seward's resignation, nor
one word of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Connecticut
refusing to send soldiers.
On the contrary, by this meeting, it Is evident
Cincinnati is for war.
[Hundnurd Off 3rd
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Warner, S. M. The Tyler Reporter. Weekly. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 21, 1862, newspaper, August 21, 1862; Tyler, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth181855/m1/1/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.