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VOL. XXIX—NO. 77
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N HOUSTON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1863.
WHOLE NO. 3732
BY PONY EXPRESS.
(The following dispatches should have been sent by tel-
egraph Snnday •renin?, but the atorm prevertted. Yestsrday
moroing the Government business on the line waaso h8*T'«
that we had the dispatches aent by the train, whioh arrived
thla morning.—Ed. Til.
Alexandria. September 11.—The following dispatohes
are round In the Memphis Bulletin of the SJfltn:
Alrxahdria. August 83—The U. 8. supply ateamerrAr-
kansas, arrived at the navy yard to-day. >he left Charleston
yesterday morning, and reports that fhe navy and army
shore buiteries have done tremendous destruction on Port
Sumter. Tho south and east faces look like honey combs,
sad & complete dttiuolitbinunt of too wall* Is Iookoq for in a
*0?be following acoount la from tho pen of Mr/C.C. Fulton
editor of the baltlmore American:
*L40suip DmsitoBsi, August 18.—Tbe attack on Sumter
commenced at daylight yesterdav morning, by the siege bat-
teries of General Gilmore, and ihe naval batteries on shore
At 0 o'clock Admiral1 Dahlgreen proceeded on board the
Weehawken. and with the Iron-olads and entire monitor fleet,
attacked ba'terles Gregg and Wagner with great fury, com-
pletely silencing Wagner, and almost silencing Gregg.
The wooden gunboats, 17 In number, ul«o joined theas-
gnult. and enabled all the shore batteries te pour tholr shot
and shell into Sumter. AtlO^'cleck the Admiral chunged
his flag te the Passaic, and with the Patapsco proceeded to
within fonrteen hundred yards of Fort Sumtor, and shelled
the sea wall with all the r.fled guns of those vessela, for about
an hour, with marked effect. Sumter flred abont fifty return
shots, doing no damage to tho vessels, whilst the wall of Sum-
ter was badly scarred. . . _ A
Fleet Qaptaid, Geo. Rodgers, of the Catsklll, went up to
wUhin a 140 yards of Battery Wagner. After firing a num-
ber ef shots, a shot from Fort Wagner broke a piece off from
the Interior lining, which atruokonthe head of commander
Rodgers, killing him as well as paymaster Woodbury, who
was standing at his side. Both ot their heads were spilt
open. These were the only persons injured on land or water
during the ix hoars tnsagement. I
The damage done to Sumter is visible without the aid of a
*lThe rebels have ercctod a false wall against tho wall ex -
nosed to our batteries. It extended to within ten feet of the
top of the wall, over forty feet high, ana ten feet thick, and
this wall Is now a mass of ruins, while the old wall is bored
fall of deep holes. The parapet Is crushed and ragged, and
the Northwest corner it gashed and cracked almost to the
The harbor and Stono river ia filled with torpedos, about a
dozen of which have been picked up. One was exploded
under the Patapsco, raising her a foot out of the watur, but
doing her no harm. None of the vessels were injured in the
16 T*he Admiral and his oflloers are confident of their ability
to batter down Sumter. He is,'however, anxious to save the
vessels for the Heavy work required of them after Sumter Is
taken, an# to let the army reduce Sumter if possible.
The fleet, except tho Weehawken and Nahant, all retired
before a p. m., but tiiese two remained to keep Wagner silent
during the afternoon and prevent the mounting of guns. The
shore batteries continned firing ail the afternoon and night
on the walls of 8umter, with good effect.
• The Weehawken and Passaic are keeping batteries Wagner
and Gregg silent, and up to noon, when the Arkansas sailed,
the remainder of the fleet were going to their moorings.
Admiral Dahlgreen is much depressed by the loss of Fleet
Capt. Koigers, but is highly gratified with the operations of
the fleet and army, and very hopeful of ultimate success.
The Arkareas left the fleet at 7 o'clock Wednesday mor-
ning. At that time largo volumes of smoke were seen issu-
ing from Fort Sumter as from burning cotton, and the officers
of the Arkansas believed the Fort would be captured or en-
tirely destroyed by noon. Her guns were replying but feebly
lo ours. Fort Gregg had been entirely silenced, but Wagner
still holds out. The bombardment continued without cessa-
tion during Tuesday night, and was renewed Wednesday
morning, and when the, Arkansas left, the fire was furious,
the ironsides, Ave monitors and the a ore batteries being all
tiuantrell has destroyed tho city of Lawrence, Kansas. He
killed at least two hundred Citizens.
Nkw York, Aug. 22.—The Post says of the draft—"no
names were drawn to-day in this city, but preparations are
being made for Monday, and on that day the wheels of for-
tune In the fourth district, comprising the 1st,2d, 3d, 4tb, 5th
nd 8th wards, will begin their revolutions. The police and
military are making their arrangements, inasmuch as tbe 4t.h
and 8th wards, which have a bad reputation, and a part of
Mackerelville, not loss noted, will constitute some of tbe
urea ef the draft. Particular care will be taken to be ready
for contlngenoie* and to preserve the publlo peace." ,
Nkw York, Aug. 24.—A letter, dated 19th, from Morris
Island, to tho Herald states that five of our batteries still
cont'nue. and the masonry of Sumter is gradually crumbling
and tumbling to ruins.
A rebel flag was shot away twice on tbn 18th, but was re
placed. A violent storm raged on the, 18th, and continued
on the 19.h. The sand Batteries, however, have got perfect
range, and are demolishing gcrge wall. The"holes are deep-
ened, fissures widened and seams multiplied a hundred fold
since yesterday. The parapet was completely demolished
and the abutment at the Southeast angle mostly torn away,
breaches made, through whioh our projectiles fly, crushing
the opposite wall, are plainly to be seen.
Grant and stiff were lionizing In Memphigou the 26ih.
Itlsroport'd that Grant Is on his way to suporcerte Meade
and that McPhimon is now in Grant's place In the South-
The banks InBrooklyu have deollned to advance any money
on tbe contemplated loan of #1,000,000 for paying exemp-
tions, &e-, as passed by the Municipal Government. Tho
M yor Has accordingly advertised for proposals for said
Alexandria., Sep. ft .—Privates J. P. Darlln, of Company
G.aud C. H.Dunn, ®f Company B, of Col. B. Warren Stone's
regiment Texas Partisan Bangers, having been found guilty
ol desertion and on other charges, will be shot on Friday.
Sept. 2."ith, at the place of enoampment of Ool. J. P. Major's
Tne New Orleans Picayune of the 29th has the following ;—
"JCven should Fort Sumter be battered down , the harbor may
still be hell.
Gen. Bfcnham has Issued a proclamation urging the removal
of all non-combatants from Charleston as soon as possible.
It has been determined to defend the city street by street,
and house by house, as long as a foot of earth is left.
Ool. Washington D. Miller, Of the Postoftlce Department
Richmond, has arilved here eu route to Austin. Tohltn I um In-
debted tor Richmond panefs 'ot the 17th at5d 19th, Charleston
Courier 9th, 20th and Mobile papers of the 25th, 26th and 27th:
Charleston, Aug. 26.—The enemy attmked our rifle-pits In
front ot Wagner last night, at abou' 8 o'clock, and were signally
repulsed, our batteries on James Islaad opening at the same
time a glojlons fire.
Our casualties were twenty-1vn killed and wounded.
A heavy storm prevailed lust nighl.
The enemy dtd not shell tho city.
All quiet this morning.
Charleston, Aug. 26.—a fight took place last night at Wagner.
It was attacked In heavy force, also one of our rifle-pits. The
et.emy was repulsed.
We lost twenty five In killed and wounded.
AH Is comparatively quiet this morning.
Sumter will be held even In ruins with the rifle and bajroret,
Kalkiqh. Ana. 26.—The State Journal's Kingston correspond
dent says the Yankees are preparing to advaucefrrm Newborn.
They have a force there of 8,000. und relntoreorient* arc coming.
1'ney are provided with railroad Iron to relay the Atlantic
Cavalry and infantry have beeu feeling our force near Bar-
InuerV ferry. '
Charleston, Aug. 21—There bas been slow firing all day. prlucl-
marcbed bis main force to Morgan's Ferry on the Atchafulay*.
The Yankees finding the river so effectually obstructed, came In
with a large force from above to d'lve off the bloAsdera. When
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the right position, near Gen. Green's nmln fbroe, Major Boone
ambushed them, turned the Valverde Battery on them and
mowed them down in hea.>*. When the last dispatch arrived, a
lew hours since, our force* were pnraulng them at a mo*t lotions
rate. Q'he boon ibi y received will long remain green in tholr
memories. H. P.
By the Shreveport Express.
piliy on Wagner and Sumter.
Our bi Uarle« on Jan
ames Island were engaged In shelling the ene-
my's works on Morris Island.
There was a strong breeze prevailing and the tleet was not cu-
"8S- casualties at Sumter were four wounded, and at Wagner five
Charleston, Aur. 25.—Charleston was not shelled tot night, a
heavy rain storm which set ln.at.tl which still continues, prevent-
There was only ahnnlredacd fifty ts fired at Sumter yes-
terday, but the.e has letn occasional fl- ; i. st night and this
An order has been Issued for the re. . .*.,i > all r jtton.
The fire department Is organized > . o . iue m t.
Charleston, Aug. 26.—The enemy's land batu.les this morning
flred slowly on fort burnter, tho James Island batteries and Fort
This afternoon the enemy's fire was n.ore rap'd and heavv,
Richmond, August w.—The snpcrcednre ot Colonel Myers by
Gen. Lawton as Quartermaster Ueneral continues to afforj a sub-
ject for dlsmsMoii lo the newspapers. The cour«e of the Presi-
dent is severely crltlciaed on <no a;.d s.iiously defended on the
Other side. The public appears to to1;e little Interest in It. The
eubj ct will, however, be ouo doubt, lead to a del ate in the next
ses-ion cf Cunzrcss
• Bx-Governor Foote bag a lot* letter In the Whljt this morning,
addressed to tne President. Bo urges the removal of Bragg from
the command of tbe army of Teunetsee, and the dismissal of In-
competent funct lonarles everywhere.
Tbe enemy has reappeared In some force In the vicinity or
The weather has become quite cool, and the change In ternpe-
rature may cause the resumption of active hostilities In Northern
v On. Grrin's Command Aoain —Gen. Green 'eft a small fores of
at out J#0 at Morgscza to M tp the river -ojier." at that point, and
SHREVXPORT, Sept. 12tll, ISM.
A dispatch was received at headquarters yesterday, that Hon
Price had been Hanked, und bad evacuated Little Bock In good
order. He fell back to Benton on th" 10th. Tills Intelligence ere
ates uo particular sensation here. It has been looked for aotne
Gen. Smith Is wide awake, a-id will yet bring out the Jr.u s-
Mlsslsslnpl Department gl rtou ly If the people will s'and by him.
1 send you the Caddo Gazette, with some dispatches from beyond
the river. • M. D. .
.Chaulkston. Aug. 20.—'Th® firing of the Parrot guns npon
Sumter to day was exceedingly heavy, but not so accurate as
heretofore. Aoout noon the flag was shot away, but soon re-
Col. Alfred Hhett, the commander of the garrison, is stout
Tho b?itterv of parrot guns is distant from Sumter 3 miles
end five-eights. Tbe missiles used are 800pound bolts, eight
inches in diameter, two feet long, with flat heads of chilled
iron. Shells of tho same dimensions were also used up to
Wednesday night, third day of attack.
1972 of these missiles struck Sumter, Including to-diy about
3500 have struck ; dumage of course considerable, aud for the
last two days all tho guns of the aouth face have been dis-
Yesterday about 4 o'olook, the Ironsides formed inline of
battle to renow the attaok on Sumter, but the fort opened at
long range (rom Its east taco, and they retired withoct at-
To day the Ironsides and lwo monitors kept up flre on
Wagner at Intervals,and Yankee sappers have began to make
approaches on that battery from tholr noarost work.
A shot from Wagnor disabled one of their Parrot guns, and
the James Island batteries, under Ltout. Col. Yates, exploded
two of the enemy's amunltion chests.
Richmono, Aug. 20.— Orange Courthouse Valley is clear of
Yankee raiders. None are now this side of Winchester.
Every thing is quiet.
No Immedlato prospect of a fight.
Ch arlrston, Aug. '20.—Shelling was kept up at intervals by
the enemies laud batteiles throughout last night.
This morning all ts quiet. Tho enemy's Parrot batteries
occasionally living at Sumter, which makes no reply.
The fleet remains quiet.
Tbe enemy are working hard on their batteries. Their ad-
vanced works are within 500 yards of Wagner.
Tho gorge wall of Fort Snmter is a good deal damaged, but
the lnterlof Hues of deforce are prepared for an emergen-
Atlanta, Aug. 21.—A special dispatch to the Appeal from
Canton, dated the 20th, says that Grenada has fallen into the
hands of the Federals.
A force from Yazoo and another from the North formed
junction there and captured tbe rolling stock of the Jackson
and Now Orleans railroad.
At Grenada, the enemy met no opposition, Gen. Chalmers
being absent. Col. Selramers fell back behind the Yallabu-
sha and fought the Yankee raiders three hours.
When the wagons wera safe, and the Yankees from the
South were threnlening his rear, he evacuated Grenada.
The Yankees banned the rolling stock, and captured Major
Chalmers and a party of men.
One quarter of the town was burned.
Hearing that General Jackson was coming, the Yankees re-
treated preolp lately.
Both tho large fine railroad bridges over the Yallabusha
were our red.
General Hatehisreported dead.
Charlbston, August2l— Theflre of the enemy's land bat-
teries has been heavier than ever to-day
A new battery of Parrot gun® opened on Sumter this morn*
Ing, anp the fire has been concentrated upon upon the land
battery and its guns. b
• The southern wall of the Fort is now style of rubbish.
On the north the wall is also crumbling Into aheap.
The flag has been shot away twice during tbe day, making
this six times during tbe attack.
l'hd flag staff lu shot olf, and the flag files from the ruins of
the south wall.
Just before suns8t, Sumter flred several shcts at the Iron-
sides, which was engaging Battery Wagner.
A monitor tbis morning flred at Fori Sumter, making a re-
connoissance, but was not replied to.
The Sappers are making regular approaches on Wagner.
Tbo officer killed on Monday was a captain of one of the
Liverpool, Aug. 12 —The Polish question Is In statu quo.
There are rumors that reinforcements were to be sent to the
British army.ln Canada.
It is generally asserted that Maximilian will accept the
Charleston, Aug. 21.—The heaviest bombardment nt Port
S iQ>ter ocourred to day, and has been Continuous ginco five
thi - morning.
A monitor opened on Sumtsr at ton thH morning, Sumter
and Gregg returning the flre—two shots striking tbe monitor's
The Ironsides has kept up a furious flre tills afternoon on
Gregg—all our land batteries on Morris atid James Islands
opening on tho enemy's batteries at the same time, making a
great lusllade, which was kopt up without cessation for two
The bombardment Is still progresslnz.
Tho City Battery is crowdi d with spectators.
No casualties yet heard from. Ora.
RIchmono, Aug. 2J.—Fast, Day was appropriately observed
All business was suspended and the various places of worship
were well attended tn the forenoon. Prayer meetings in the
principal churches in the aftornoon.
Jackson, Aug. 21.—It in reported that the raid on the Mis
sissippl Central Railroad was the only precursor of a more
formidable movement of the enemy.
A force of 15,000 infantry is said to have landed on the Ya oo
river to follow up the raid and advance across the State of
Half a dozen Yankees capture 1 west of Big Black by Jack-
son's cavalry, were brought hero this morning.
T^A gentleman from Canton reports that n force Of 10,000
Yankees are marching towards Grenada from Memphis
Charleston, Aug. 22—From 5 a. m., until 7'resteiday the
enemy's fire on Sumpter was very heavy. 923 shots were
fired, and 704 struck the fort either Inside or outsidu.
Five privates and two negroes weie wounded in Sumter.
The enemy's fite on Wagner can sod five tatuu.ilea, including
Captain Rooe:t l'rlngle killed.
Our shurpshooters are ani.o lng the Yankees comdderaHy.
It Is supposed the enemy burst one of their Parrot guts yes-
terday. ' ...
At 11 o'clock last, night a communication from the enemy, nn
signed, was fent, toB vuregard demanding a surrender of Sumter
awl Morris Island batteries, with a notification that the city
would be shelled In four hours If not compiled with.
Beauregard was on a reconnoliance, and Jordan returned it for
the signature of the writer.
About two o'clock this morning they besaivtbrowing shells Into
the'eity from a battery In tue marsh, between Moril>i and James
Islands, distant shout five mlies from the city. Twelve 8 inch
Parrot bhell fell Into the city. No casualties. The transaction Is
regarded as an outrage oh civilized warfare.
The Bbell'ng uad a good effect lu hastening the exodus of tbe
About daylight this morning the enemy opened flre vigorously
on Fort Sumter. Tbe Ironsides has since opened, cuniter Is re
Pl]}au'ery Wagner Is firing briskly on the enemy's advanced works,
four hundred and fifty yirds from our battery.
Charleston, Aug. 22.—Five of the enemy's land batteries
kept up flre on Sumter.
More guns were disabled.
One casualty, and be ivy flre on Battery Wagnor from the
(hot and land batteries; also on Gregg.
Ailanta, Aug. 22.—A letter to the Confederacy from For-
rest's command, aays Col. DeBrill had another fight wlih
seven rsgimehts Yankee cavalry, on the 17th inst., at Sparta,
Tenn.,at>d repulsed them with a loss of forty to fifty killed
and wounded. DeBrlll's force was 000. His loss was two
killed and Beven wounded and twelve missing.
Tbe official report of S.Taylor Ward, Lloutenant command
ing the recent expedition to the mouth of the Rappahannock
confirms the capture of the gunboat* Satellite, and Rellanen,
each two guns and forty men. Capt. Wallace, of the Reli-
ance, wa dangerously wounded.
fctackton, August 25.—Considerable excitement here to-
day by scouts reporting tho Yankees near Buffalo Gap, on a
raid to Staunton. Preparations were made for their recep-
tion. business was suspended. Old and young turned out en
masses to meet them. But tbe enemy were uoo est. It it
reported that they have crossed Into Hlghlatd. Itnboden If
after them, and Staunton has relapsed again Into Its placid
Nothing Important from the lover valley.
No Yankees between here and Marilneburg.
RiCBironn, Aug. 2A*-A dispatch from Gordonsvllle,dated to-
bctween 4,000 and 5,000 at Warm Springs.
Later advices state that the Yankees are falling back, which
is very probable, as Imboden Is on tbelr track. Their objcot
suo.us to be the destruction of the Central Railroad.
Richmond, August 25—The flag of truce boat to Oily Poln t
brought New York papers of the 32d.
The Paris correspondent of the Times complains that the
government rapers refuse to admit that the rebellion In
America ba<! commenced to crumble. Ths.v adopt with en-
thusiasm the declaration of tho Southern papers, that the war
ou the p irt of tho South was J'ist commencing.
The Lonil> n correspondent of the same journal siys it las
not believed there thai the war of sooesslou is done with.—
There is still greet (alth In General Lee, In spite of his failure
at t.'ettysburg, and the belter ia that thongh the 8outh be
overrun with great armies and 'desolated with raids, the
Southern peopleoannot be reduced to subjection.
The Whitworth Telescopic Rifle.—'The following Is ex
tracted from an official report with regard to the cfficacy of the
weapon above named, as at present used In our army ;
On the 24th of June the enemy had entered Liberty Gap;
id on'he >*(t.h heavy skirmishing throu^hou the "ay and n
sharp coufliut In the afiernoon indicated that a general en-
gagement might bo expt cted the next day. On the morning
of the 25th, I ordered tbe men armed with Whitworth rifles to
the front. The enemy In strong force occupied a range of hills
in front of our poallion, the distance botween the two Mass of
battles being about lOUO yards. The enemy's skirmishers
being wnli protected by fences, our own being posted on the
slopes of tha hills occupied by Wood's and Liadell's brigades
At 11 o'clock a. m , the sharpshooters of both sides were in-
duttrlousiy employed, those of the enemy having rather the
ndvatitago. The msjorlty of the tiring wis done at distances
ranging from 400 to UOO yards, the enemy's skirmlsbors show-
ing themselves boldly and apparently without apprehension.
Selecting u« a mark a crowd of oflloers aud men gathered
under a tree directly opposite to us, distant about 750 yards,
1 directed oue of tho men under my charge to elm carefully
and fire at the centre of the crowd. The effeot was startling
The sudden scattering of the orowd—the bearing off a wound-
ed man—the immediate concentration of the fire of the ene-
my's sharpshooters upon the spot from whioh the WhlU-orth
had been flred—were gratifying proofs of the efficiency of the
Shortly after,a regiment of the onemy crossed tbn Liborty
Church road, In full view, at a distance of nbout 1300 yards.
Eight or ten men loft the ranks of the regiment, entered a
garden ou the road side, and beean lo help themselves to ft
"icess of potatoes.'* While the Yankees were thus engaged,
and haa gathered together about some particularly produc-
tive spot, I directed Sergeant Hill to flre at them with the ole
vatli n required for I UOO yards. The party left the garden
precipitately, carrying off with them a wounded comrade.
In tbe coiyttQ of the afternoon 13 shots were flred, five of
which were ubservod to take effect. An officer In oommand
or a company of the enemy's skirmishers was killed or badly
Grounded, at a distance of 650 yards, by Sergeant Hill. In
relieving our skirmishers of tbe annoyance ot the boldest of
the enemy's sharpshooters, these rifles saved us several
thousand rounds of ammunition.
We clip the following from the Marshall Republican.—
Eaiid him around.
Sir The following facts, communicated to me by Muj. J.
W. Webb, of this oounty, I feel it my duty to lay before the
publlo and the officers of the government, hoping a proper
remedy may be found to punish all traitoni and enemies to
the Government found within the limits of the Ptate. v MaJ.
Webb says tlut a few Apys since, he callod on a Mr. Hoover-
who ownsn largo flouring mill in the Southern part of Wood
county, for the purpose of buying some flour. Mr. H. stated
that he would not sol), or had none for sale for Confederate
money ; but that he would sell him as much as he wanted for
gold or silver, at #2 50 per hundred." The Major replied
"that he would not give him one dollar, and that he did not
think he was a friend to his country." Mr H. said "As to this
Southern Confoderacy, he never was much tn favor of It."—
The Major rurthcr stitesk'that dinner was on the table and
he, H„ would not let him eat because he hid nothing but
Confederate money to pay him with." Now, sir, It appears to
me that such a man as this, Is a proper subject ror the govern-
ment to exerolse the virtues of the "impressment act'' upon,
or an outra/;od community may take the law in their own
hands. v W. R.D.WARD.
Marshall, Aug. SO, 186?.
The Marshall Republican says that. Lieut. Col.B.F. Carter,
of the 4th Tex ts, died of his wounds. Wo hope It may prove
The Rauger aokn:
"Can the editor of the Teiegrapu lutoriu m nr i>nt^
the gentlemen whoso names ho^ published, deliver the corn
to soldiers families at 50 cts 7"
We csnnbt say. but will publish the names of any patriotic
men that we can hsar of who will haul the 51 ot. corn at specie
prices to soldiers' famiH j. *
SMITH * MATTHEW#.
WILSON'S BLOCK. CONGRESS 8TRKKT.
shall sell on Thursday, Sept. 17th, at 9*
o'olook, A. M., at our sale* room, a large
and desirable Invoice of Real Estate, ooneistiog Tn
part of 840, 320 and 100 acre tracts, one tract of
iOOO acres, one of 70 l aores, all desirable 100a
Also aW blocks, situated lu the town of Houston,
all situated within tits corporation of said oity, and
desirable locations for'private residence*, and only
a few minutes walk Irom Main street. We will
sell single lots to those wishing to procure homo
steads. The titles to all of the above land* are
unquestionable, as may be seenat our offloe where
maps, plots and deeds may be seen any time pre
vious to aale.
Also, at 111 o'c]ook, 8 valuable negroes, a fine
lot of furniture, fancy goods, «fco.. dre.
R. R. SMITH, Auctioneer.
THIS WAVlrt ulTAlCUH. ~
E. II. Cushinu—Dear Sir: I have boon re-
quested by several of our prominent citiiens to
arrange an Ameteur Concert for the benefit of our
gallant townsmen, Tmu Davis Gparps I take
this method as the quickest and most convenient
of notifying suoh of our inuslaal amateurs as
choose to volunteer tor the purpose, of tho faot,
and 1 trust that the call will meet with a hearty
response from all. I propose that tho entertain
meut shall consist entirely of English, lM«b nd na
tlenal songe and ballad*. Those who i re Willing
to sing ou the occasion will confer a fkv >r by
leaving their name* at the store of Air. C. W.
Hodse, when arrangements will be made for an
early meetiug to arrange a programme. It Is not
necessary for me lu this connection to say a word
or the achievements of this gallant company, hut
It seems to be the general voice of the community
that a compliment of this sort should be teudered
them, and iu this I heartily oonour.
CHARLES O. OTIS.
ugadqttartxrs, District tr Texas,
Nkw Mexico and Arizona,
Housion,Texas, Kept. 12, 18li3.
Special Orders N o. 247.
* # ♦ * * *
The following or ler from the Chief Engineer of
the Department Ttans-Mlsslsslppl is published for
tbe Information or the army of Texas, and will be
"IIkanyuauteus, Dept. or Trans-Vibiisnippi,/
Shreveport, La., 8ept. 8th, 1803. \
Special Orders, No.—
Capt. Tipton Walker Is hereby announced as
Chiefof the Topographical Bureau of Engineers,
District or Texas, New Mexioo and Arizona.
H. T. DOUGLAS,
Mnjorand Chief Engineer,Dopt Trans-Miss."
* * * * * , *
By command of
MaJ. Gen. J. B. MAGRIJDBR.
Stephen D. Yakcrt, A. A. Gen'l.
s pi5tw3t .. . ■ .
heanquarteks, Bureau ok State Trooph,«
District of Te*as, New Mexioo and Arizona. I
Houston, Texas, Sept. 13th, 1803.
General Orders No. .
I. Tbe entire rorco or nil battallona of State
Troops, exoept the Infantry of the 20th battalion,
and except suoh troops as are ordered to move,
willremain in camp until further orders.
II. All leaves of absence and furloughs are
revoked, and all officers and men absent from
their commands with leave will rtjoln them
III. Commanding OfBoers of Battalions,and all
otber officers, are instructed to,report the names of
parties within their battalion limils,claiming tobe
detailed men, who are notoriously engaged in
their own business, and In no way performing
continual service to the Government, or any of its
authorized agents or contractors.
' IV. fiirtiue • k« #i>r given that no a'scii«*n«.
or soldiers, on account or dlsaniiuy, or other
cause, can be given, exoept by the order or the
Major-General commaodlng. By command of
M«j. Gen. J. B. MAGRUDEK.
sept!4-tw3t J. D. McAnoo, A. A G. 8. T.
OrricB. Board or Commissioners,
For The State or Tkxas.
TyI.ee, Sept. 4th 1603
In accordance with an Act of Congress, to ''regulate Im.
pressmenu," the following schedule of prices Is agreed upon,
and published by the Board of Commissioners for the State of
Texas, for the ihformatlon of all concerned, to continue in
fore until altered:
SdHEDUl^E OIF PRICES FOR TEXAS,
day, state* that advices from CulpeppeT any a skirmish to^k
plsce between some Yankee raiders and Confederate* ne*r Bris-
tol on 8unday, tbe enemy being tfilven off. capturing a ftw pris-
Richmono. Aag. 25.—Advices from Staunton to-day sktc
that Col. Jaekaon has boon skirmishing with the enemy since
Sunday, and baa bean gradually falling back, having now
made a stand at Hotlprlogs. The enemy i fore* consists o f
White or Red....
Pr bu. 60 lbs.
Bbl. 196 lbs...
Less ro it sack*.
Pr. 98 lbs
Pr. bu. BH lb.-
'« •• 70lbs
Corn Me l...
" " 48 lbs
" " 60 lbs
•• '• 60 iw
" " 6010*
« 1 |
H II [
I« |S IS
n is e«
i y'rs & upw
•"alt or corf ed...
Pr. 100 Ibe...,
«S *1 <1
Pr. bu. fib lbs
Pr. 100 lbs....
" " '* ....
•• It ll
Pr, bu. 38 lbs
II it II It
Pr. bu.50 lbs
Pr. K0 lbs....
•1 *4 *1
«t M "
Kip & Calf...
tt .i "y [
2d clas lued.
Striped or Plaid.
Woolen - ...
Pr. oalr -
Conscript Ofncic, Sept. 8,1803.
Editor Telegraph :—Please publish tho follow-
ng names as Deserters, and obligo
E. R. WITHERS, Lt. St E. O. H. C.
J M Berry, 41 years old, 0 feet 3 Inches high,
dark complexion, dark hair, gray eyes, occupation
farmer, residence, Louisiana, enrol led August 2tith
H Elsnombas, 44 years of age. 5 feet 0 inches
high, gray eyes, mixed hair, dark complexion
occupation merchant, residence Louisiana, born In
France, enrolled August lOtb.
N M Stutses, ago 3(1 years,0 feet high, blue oyes,
dark hair, dark complexion, occupation farmer,
rcsldonce Do Witt county, born tn Alabama, on-
rolled 20th August
All Enrolling Officers and Provost Marshals are
notified to arrest either or ail o' the above parties,
wherever found, and send them here to be dealt
with according to military rules and law.
E. R. WITHERS,
si 4-tw3t Lt. & E., O. II. County, Texaa.
In making the Schedule of prices, the Commissionersbave
done the best they could with the lights before them. Not
withstanding their advertisement in the Slate papers, calling
upon Quartermasters, Commissaries and tbe citizens, for in-
formation, we have received nothing except from officers at
this Post. Under thf-se circumstances there are doubtless de
feet*. Our aim has been to do justice to the Government as
well as to th* holders of *11 articles nec*s«ary tor army pur-
poses. The Schedule may occasionally w rk a hardship ; so
may all general laws or regulations. We would suggest to
Officers the propriety of making tbelr purchase of any article
in that region In whicn It is most abundant, and at the same
time, to avoid atrippiug one section so that prices there will
put necesaarles out of the reaoh of tbe families of the soldiers
and of the poor. We still solicit Information aa to the value
and aupply of commodities, from Oflloers and citizens from
all portions of tbe State.
Address us at \ W. R. D. WARD,
Marshall, or Rusk, j FRANK R. WILLIAMS.
EW MUSIC— Any p<
lars o 4; F. K. Prohl,
shall receive one copy of the " Lone Star of the
Sout i," (song ) free of postage. sl4~tw5l*
Any person mailing two
Chappell Hill, Texas,"
TO 1'HK NKN
HEAPqUARTIRS, DISTRICT Of
"Quarters, District or Texai
Naw Mexico and Arizona.
Beaumont, September 10, 1803.
fellow citizensAtmlthty God, lo his divine
mwcy, has given us another aignal victory over
< at enemies. A handful of determined men, in
tl face of )5,Mh) of the enemy's troops, and a
nowevfol fleet or gunboats, have, for the present,
?He tcri tbelr landing, capturing two andorip-
j'ting two.others of the gunboat*, with eighteen
pieces of artillery, and over three hundred pri-
fellow-citizens, I need your assistance I Form
yonrselvia into companies, atd assemble at Beau
lucnt with your arms,as raptdly aa p<>*aibie —
T^ose passing through Houston will be tarnished
transportation, ammunition and rations, by re-
por"ng to U.Col. J,D. McAdno, A.A.Q.,Srate
Troops. The enemy will retarn to the attack
upon the woyks Sabiue Pas*, and threatens
vergeauce d«ieat. Let us mast him like
men resolve itoo conquer or die.
Men or Texas, I know I do not oall upon you
In vain. Shall It be said that oar Stale was tnva-
dedv and you hastened net to the aid of your
brethren In tbe fleld I Let the mothers, wives and
daughter* of Texas, remembering ihe cubages
end tyrauny tbe r *Ut«r*of the South have met at
the hands of the foe, urge every man to do hie
duly and tarry no longer from tbe fleld. j he gray-
haired sire* and women of Texaa have the cour-
age to derend their homea from local dsuger if
the able-bodied men will maroh te meet the ene-
my and contest every inch of ground, whioh lv .:*
to plantation* and homes, to be deaolated by hi*
vandal hand 1
Businessmen and planters, the time haa come
for you to turn aside from your daily pursuit* «nd
rally to tho duferoe of your country. Wailunt>
until the enemy has wrested from youths fruits
of years of toll,or ravaged the fluids upon whioh
you rely for a sustenance.
Old Tsxans--men of the days of 'SO—men of
the Republic I yoa have grasped the vifle and
trusty knife before at the oall of dauger. Coma
now,and the men who love you fbr your deed* or
valor, the youths who would emulate yeurexsm-
pie, will rollow you I Many or your oomrades are
tn tbe ranks, form with them a wall or flre and
steel, against which the roe shall '.press lu vain,
J BANKHUAD MAGRUDEB,
MaJ. Gen'l oomd'g Dkst. Texas,
sepl4 tw3t New Mexioo and Arlsona.
iuadttuam'aua dup't. tKANM-miss., )
Nhieveport, La., Auk. 2fi, 18J5S. I
A largo number or strong horses being required ror
artillery purposes In thla Department, citizens are
invited to offer all *uch to the Government ou the
Depot and other Quartermaster* charged with the
purchaHe of homes are Instructed to transfer hor>en
unfit for active service to citizen* In part payment
ror good artillery horses—the dliTeiencetn value,as
ascertained hy two disinterested persons, (selected
one by the officer and the other by the cltisen,) to be
paid to the citizen. By command of
Lt, Gen. K, KIRBY SMITH,
F. DcoArsT, Capt. and Inepr. field Traospr.
Approved by order or
u , Lieut. Gen. E KIRBY SMITH.
B. S. ANPziiH; w, Aso't. AdJ't. Gen'l. ,
*'pt. II—fw 41
Ordnance Bureau, Riobmond, July 22d, 1863.
REQUISITIONS for the same arilolesmust not
be made upon two arsenkl* at the same time.
The attention of the Chief Ordnanoe Officers ef
armies and department Is called to this point, as
such a practice leads to confusion aud waste of
(Signed) J. G0RGAR, Col. Chief of Ord.
Offlolal. Taos. G. Kiiett,
MaJ. &Chf. of0rd.de Arty. D. T. M.
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA.
Ordnance Bureau, Richmond, July 1st, 1803.
THE attention or officers on ordnance duty is
called to the Importance of rendering their
Quarterly Returna or Ordnance and Ordnance
Stores In duplicate.
One copy to be retained by tbe Bureau for ref-
erence ; the olhar to bo turned over to the Second
Auditor for settlementof acoount*
QoL Chief of Ord.
fll-tyflt a), it Cbf. of Ord tk Art .P. T. fti.
ADMIN1S t'KATOB/rt ft A L si— lu obedience to
decree of the Honorablo County Court of
Urxzoriu county, rendered at the August regular
lorm, A. D.,1803, lwill offer at publlo auction, to
the highest bidder, on the Lake Jaokaon planta-
tion, on Tursdny the 22d day of the present mouth,
between tbe legal hours of sale, a large and valu-
able lot of household and kltchon furnl'uro, be-
longing to tAe estates of Abner and Margaret
Jackson, dsAt/ Terms of sale.—On aoredlt of
twelve monffg, the purchaser or purchasers to be
required to bI^ their note or notes with good per-
sonul seourlty. JOHN C. JACKSON,
OrncE or Cnisr Q. M. Dept. j itans-Misst,;
Shreviuiort, La., Aug. 20th, 1803. j V
OFFlOEh.8 of tho Quartermaster*' Department
In charge of horses have no authority to sup-
ply conscript or oth^r otfleers, without special
orders from this offloe, or irom Capt. V. Ducayes,
Inspr. Fleld Transpr.
The demand for artillery horses requires that
nothing be done to In terror" with their supply.
J. F. MINTBR, Major <fc Chief Q. M.
Approved. By order of
Lieut Gen. B. KIRBY SMITH.
k- s. Anpbri'on. Anet. Adit, Gen. sll-tw4t
VALUABLE PROPERTY FOR SALB.—IwUb
to soil my place In the vicinity of Richmond.
For particulars, apply to C. H. Kendall or the
undersigned. |s!4-tw3tl ALEXANDER KERR
TVrOTlCE.—All County Money uncurrnnt pur
1 v chased at fifty und anvonty-flvo cents on the
dollar. I will also pay from ten to fifteen par
cent, premium for all (State iraasuryuotea. For
particulars, apply to my agent, Mr. W. H. Duke,
F<>nnln House. , C. A. BULKLEY.
Houston, Uept. 12—sl4-twlm
WILL be p&ld for tbe arrest and delivery to
me of ray negro boy Henry, griff or dark
mulatto color, about 5i teet high, atont and ac-
tive,quick in speech, very plausible aud amlllng.
He haa good clothing. He left home on the 10th
September, and it) probably lurking In Harris
county or on the Brazos.
P. W. GRAY
Houstou,Sept. 14, '03.—aOp!5tw3t
firet of April, a large dark
From the underalgned, about the
11, a large dark sorrel mare, ten
years old, brandad 8D on the left shouidur, the
tip of ber left ear cut ofi*. She took with her two
yearling colts, one a roan filly, the other a bay
horse coll; both branded figure 9. I will give
Afly dollars for the delivery of said horses to me
at Brenham, Washington county, or will be thank
ful for any information so that 1 may get them.
JOHN A. RANDM3.
hzariqutrtzas, Dept. Tkans-Mia*. I
Hh re report, La., Sept. 7ili, 1803.)
General Orders No. 43.
I. Ai: officers beionglns to the gtrrlsona of Vtoks
burg *nd Port Iludton, t tbe time of their #ur-eud«-r,
whe may be Wlt.hlu the Dcp.u tment or Tran^-Missis-
sippi, will protaod a once to reorganize their com
nia'<ds from hucIi men belot slug thereto, a« may be
within the limits ol tbe Department, reporting to ihe
II. Tho privilege Kranted In Gen*rel Orders No.
38 current scries, from Department Headquarter*,
allowing officers «nd men reporting urder that order,
"to attach themselves temporarily to any r«nl,uet>t
ot their own corps now *c-vlng In ttl-i d>i iariinert,"
Is extended to embrace all troops absent from tbelr
c-lois e ft of the Mlssls-lppl « hose command* hr.ve
uot l>eeu oideied to reorganise wliblu this Depart-
By cOLtm >iid or
Lieut. G. n. K. KIRIIY SMITH,
H. S. AitDRRM).*, Asst. Adjt. General.
Offlda'—?temin D. Yanczy, a. A.G.
hundred bead of Sheep for aale for Confede
rata monev. My address la Brazea Bottom Post
Office, Burleson county, Texas.
aepltf—wltdrtw3i P W. DUDLEY.
RKWARl).—Rsnawuy from James A.
Hardin, near Jamestown, Smith Co.,
Texas, ihe 99lh of July, 1803, a nagro girl, Ellen,
about IH year* old, nearly blaok, about5 feet 5
li'Che* high, hor toes are about half as long as
her big toea, and look like they were cut off;
alaoahe was bndly burned when about eight yeara
old, and left scars op each side of her lega, and I
think on ber back also. I have good reason to
believe that she bas been sent or taken off. If so,
I will give the ab ve reward for her and tbe tbief
lodgod In Tyler Jail, with the proper evidence to
convict If she has not been taken off, I will give
a liberal reward for tbo said negro, delivered at
my bouse one and a half milts north of Jamea-
town. *11—tw3t JAMES A. HARDIN.
HeadouaKtkrb, Di t. or Texas, New )
Mexico and Arizona, £
Houston, Texas, Sept. 8th, 1803. >
Special Ordeks No. —.
Mr. John B. Lubbock, Agent of Major S. Hart,
Q. M., Is entitled to the privilege of having oon-
scrip's detailed us teamster* for Major Hart's De-
partment. upon bis application.
Enrolling offioer* will be governed accordingly,
and will, on t >e application of Mr. Lubbock, de-
tail such conscripts far thla puruese, as muy bo
certified by him to be absolutely necessary for Mu-
J jr Hart's Department. By command of
MaJ. Gen. J. BAKKHBAD MAGRUDBR,
septll-iwlm E. I'. IYbner, A. A. G.
PUBLIC SALki.-On Tuesday the 5th day oruo
a tober next, I will, In obe lenoe to an order or
the Couut.v Court of Colorado county, sell at the
Oourt House door, In the town of Columbus, a
true, o r land on Harvey's Creek, comprising the
homestead of D. A. Hubbard, deceased, contain-
ing 484 aorea. Terma of aale—twelve months
oredit, with bond and approved security, and
leln retained on the land, Kale within legal hours.
TUOS. P. HUBBARD,
Headquarters District or Texas,
New Mexico and Arizona, £
Houston, Texas, Sept 8, ldt>3. '
Gaueral Orders, No. 1*8.
I. All extra duty man, except those employed
asmeohanlos In the varioua Departments, Inclu-
ding those in the Marine Dopartment, and on rail-
roads. the couriers «mploved by Capt. C.C< Clute,
A. Q. M., and superintend'nt of Government ex-
presses, clerks In the Assistant Adjutant General's
Office, one chief clerk In tbe otber Departments,
will at onoe rejointbPrrespectiveviompiales.
II. All Staff Oflloere, tn whose employment they
may be, will be held strictly accountable, shoald
these men not be Imme iiately ordered to their
III. Ohlef* or Departmente are authorized to
hire citizens as clerks not within eonscrlpt age,
or tbose otherwise exempt from physical disa-
MaJ. Gen. J. BANKHBAD MAGRUDBR
E. P. Turner, Captain and A . A. G«o.
aept 14—tw 3t
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