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Tor Freedom and Nationality
. C. PlKUCi:H, Kdltor.
TUJDAY MOUSING, JUNE 3, 18C2.
The time nee of the editor yesterday
will account for the little editorial matter
which appears this morning. He was
renewing his etrcnglh at Columbia.
The Tleal Character of Itrbrl Chiv
Eefore entering on this subject, which
is a source of humiliation and shame to
every true American, we enter our protest
against the sweeping term fyntfhern Chiv
vhy, which the Union journals of the
North emply to designate what we more
appropriately style Ilclel chivalry. We
affirm that the rechl leaders are not rep
resentatives of Southern character, and
that they hold the same relation to the
Blcrling people of the South that a bar
room ruffian and street bully holds to the
decent and .law-abiding denizens of a
city. Let not the Soutftern people, we
aek, be confounded with the lawles3 and
turbulent oligarchs, whom God in his in
scrutable wisdom has suffered to trample
for a season on the necks of civil, worthy
and honorable men. There are in the
South multitudes of men to whom the
word chivalry, signifying high moral
courage, with tenderness and magnanim
ity of soul, as we interpret it is truly
applicable. But, as we said before, our
task at present is to examine into the
ads, often repeated, of those rebels who
boast so loudly oflieir "chivalry" in
contradistinction to the plebeianism of the
Union party. If they possess the true
thivalric spirit of ancient knighthood,
we ohall find them showing kindness and
magnanimity to enemies whom they
have in their power, and scrupulously
avoiding all wanton insults to the help
less and the conquered. We have heard
and read so much of this gasconade for
80 many years from these Southern Rights
men, that we have a right to expect
much. Alas, it will be found in this as
in many other instances, rebel profession
ison thing and rebel practice another.
Hero are some examples of rebel chiv
"It the (fliclal report of a reconnoIfaoce
np the Maltapony, above WeFt Point, Lieu
tenant-Commanding T. S. Tbelpd states that
he found at Wi ft Point ' fifty prisoni-rn at
the rebels (mostly women and children), living
in a horrid condition, in fhede, and without
the common necessaries of lifa. There peo
ple were rceiuenia ot jMizibetn uity county,
and sent here by General Mngruleron ac
count of their Union sentiment?.' Tliesewtre
tlon Combatants, WOMEN AND CniLDRES,"
John McLean publishes this statement
in the Cincinnati Gazette :
"On the 2.1th of April, 1861, I was er
rested upon the allocation (bat I wan a cor
respond! ot of the Tribune, and thrown into a
dark and loalbeome dungeon, where the ac
cumulated filth of years rendered existence
for any length ot time itrpopiblf. This ar
rest the Aval and t was exceedingly jubilant
over, and had their counwls lor summary
execution been acted upon, I would not now
be writing thiri letter. While; con lined in
that city, 1 was compelled to witness the en
ormities perpetrated in obedience to loo be
bests of those who ruled the mob. One hour
in the morning, Irotn six to seven, was
allowed me to stand at the window grate,
and at such limos their whippings and head
shavings were indulged. Here 1 saw, from
the 27th ol April to the full of June, eighty
five men whipped and their heads shaved,
and forty three hung, because they refused to
take an oath ot silegiance to the Southern
Confederacy. And on the l'Jtb of May Iw-t
one ol the most beautiful aud accomplished
young ladies this county can boast f was
stripped to the walnt, thirteen lai-hes laid
npon her back, and the right half of her
bead shaved, simply because she purchased
a ticket for Cairo, and was congratulating
berself that she would soou bii in a laud of
The following extract of a letter in the
Newark Mercury, from the Eighth New
Jersey regiment, gives another instance
f similar conduct:
" Mcjor ItycrMon till bravely. No words
can do more lhan justice to his coolness and
courage. Unfortunately we wire noi able
to get bis body (If the Held In. tlx; pressure
ot the engng( ment. Some of the enemy chiiim
across hiui, and with their uhup.1 brutality
and worse than heathen baibarism, stripped
bim of all he had about him, rave his shirt
and pants. They did the mmti witb Lieu
tenant Colonel Van Lear's body (of the
Sixth New Jersey volunteers). In fact they
served all hi the same way, turning out their
pockets ot every stricken soldier they met.
Nor did they 'top at this robbery of iLe
dead. Tliey poiptrnlni itavuim outrages
upon them, bayoneting the outubd and
breaking in the skulls of (be dead with the
butts ot ininkets, until the brain laid entirely
bate upon the earth beside the body 1
James L Montoomkiiv, a young New
Yorker, who was temporarily made pris
oner at the battle' of West Point by the
famous Hampton Legion of South Caro
lina, makes this statement :
' Our men were bn. tight In rapidly many
fine (flleeis killed ami reverul nm. ki!ld
with Miuh balls and their itironUcul Ironi
tar to ear i
"It will be remmber.d thai tune l..n
4 gentlemen, ' I. e. perrou able to 6uy th tr
Own lit out, wtie mltttitlt tl into li e Lt'pioii,
whore nu-rubwr weie described by i !;
Charleston papers aa Hie most ohivii'i'irn 1
iLe chiraJrio I'almettuar ."
HWiniiwKi itriiniiiiiK -iimnm i
At the battle of West Toint the rebels
seemed peculiarly malignant. The fol
lowing cases are reported by several cor
- A IlHLMiIIT.fl BOY MCRPERKD.
It is hardly necessary to say that officers
tod tn n srn very much exasperated by the
borbarous conduct of some of the rebels
bayoneting the dead, cutting the thro its of
the wounded, and in one iustaoc beating
with Ihe butt of a musket the skull of
drummer boy, who had reoe ived wound
which might well be presumed to be mortal.
Another eayl :
The cruelties of th rebel General Jsck
son, to th loyal pfcopl rf Winr-best-jr, Va.,
were such only as savages are ul to prac
tice. Ho marched oft" old men who could
not fight, and made 'ham walk many rnib-s
through th d"p mud of winter. ' A vener
able Quaker, Job Throckmorton by uarne,
was so torcd off, and brok down under the
hardships and exposure. He was taken sick
and sent to the rebel hospital. llis relatives
were refused ull access to him, aud punbh
niDt th eatened to any one who might tell
where bo was, aud he died of neglect and ill
Yesterday the body of one of our soldiers
was found sitting sgatust a tree with Lis
throat cnt. the evidence of his having bren
wounded blore the foul deed was done be
ing plainly visible. Auotherwus brought in
with his bead crushed in, probably with the
heel of a boot.
The Maryland soldiers who escaped
from the rebel attack on Gen. Banks'
forces, report that :
Oa the third approach f the rebl Gen
Asbby. be displayed a whit') flag until witbiu
pistol range, when Col. Kenley ordered to
cease firing. The white flig was then throwu
down, and the enemy rushed oa our troops,
cutting aud slashing and reluming all quar
A private letter from Commodore Por
ter, addressed to Senator Grimes, which
we publish in another column, contains
this account of another case of infamous
"The Louisiana was set on fire and sent
down on the vessels while I was engaged in
drawing up a capitulation for the surrender
ot the forts a flag of truce jiywg at the time "
A letter from Western Virginia to the
Cincinnati Commencial says:
"A soldler'of the Eleventh Massachusetts
told me that in the course 6f the day they
wen several times driven back by au over
whelming force of the rebels, when they
rallied, and in turn drove back their assail
ants that they frequently were forced to
leave on the ground their wounded comrades,
who would of course fall into the power of
their enemies. On recovering their former
ground thru invariably found than bayoneted.
with ghastly wounds all over their bodies, heads
and faces, and, in stmral inttancts, their h-.adi
(were blown to pieces, as if shot with the muz
zles of their guas placed close to them, aud
of which he entertained no doubt. This is a
refinement cf barbarism hitherto unknown
in the annals of civilized warfare." .
The New Orleans correspondent of the
New York Herald gives the following ac
count of still more levolting cruelties
"Lieut. Beverly Kennon, late of the U. S.
Jxavy, Is now a prisoner on board the Ooei
di. Ia the engagement of Thursday morn
ing ho command d the steamer Governor
Moore, formerly the Morgan. Krnnon states
that the fight was one of unparalleled fury.
The Cayuga fired a stand ot grape at his.
pivot gun. where fitleen men were stationed;
thirteen ol tils mt n were killed by it. out
man and himself alone escaping. Previous
to the fight bis steward ia some manner dis
pleased him, and hu iu hi. 6 fury and madness,
literally hacked him to piece.' with his
sword, and then threw him ovtiboard half
alive. This vile wretch says that a ship
gave him a broadside which sunk him. lie
then Set h'.r on lire without making ihe
feeblest attempt to rescue the wounded and
dying. An ttiieer of one ol our vessel
boarded the Governor Moore with the in
tention of putting out the lire; but so lur
had the flames progrtsstd that he whs
obliged to leave. He reports that tho decks
were covered with the dead and dyitg.
some of whom were already in the litmus
writhing in thi ir last agon'K'S. It wni im
post ible to savfc the poor ft Hows, Bnd they
burned up many of tbetn alive. The hor
rots of that morning will never be known,
aud 1 think now that the enemy have lost at
least a thousand meu in killed, wounded
A Virginia correspondent writes:
'The two uotoiiotiH bushwhackers, Kotlil
and Weim r, were hung at .Sutton on last
Friday, having been convicted ot muider.
These barbarous wretches, during the l.ttter
pait of Ihsi HimimT, cnught a poor buy who
hud been (Iriviug a goverutneut team alone
oiks the road: They iihiniu:ily cu t ill' Lis
lu'iid with a scythe; and dirii'innowelled him;
and, in ttieir lieruli.sb j iy, boi.s'ed i h it they
hud kilh-d tine Yankeo. They with captur
ed, convicttd ol t tie murder and executed."
The following particulars of the recent
attack upon a party bearing a flag of
truce up the James river, are related by
the correspondent of the Paltimore Amc'r
can, under date of the 21st.
Captain Smith, commander of the Wa
clniselt. have been received by the people
of a village wilh professions of good
Ou Mondiy in i r ni;i an application wa-ei-nl
to the Waeliuii :tt to allow a phr.-ici.tn to
tome on shore to visit a woman
said to be !ng-r usly ill. llelitving
the application to b! u g-nuine apjeal
that hiitii mity required stn ull ! prompily
attend-tl t, Captain Smilli gave peiuiis-hiu
for Ui"surgt!iu of in.; P ) 1 1 to no on s!kik on
a vis-'u of iimcy. T Je Wct a e.t laid som ;
distance b'-to City l'oiin at the Hint , and
the surgeon, acjornpjuinl by tin- ct.i-l en
gineer, the sigtul otlie-r, and onuot lliu wan
ter'a mates auil twelv- met: iu-j Uit' i uu
biiiel, noi the otlicers C-i ry ing only Pair
sw -id - proee ib d up ! ihe vicinity ol i
town, Th purty laud"d wiili Mii un ini r
Itlp'I'Ml aud prt'Ced' d to ILe tu.v.j, leavi. g
i i a t! ttit untriiied stul. lit in tt.e l al
Tl e tn-"r I ti in ihj i.oal heard nothing
m'-.re of the party thst landed, but in about
a bn'f hnur sharp rir was opened upoo
ihern Imrn a pny of n-le Is in the woods.
At li e lir-t fira two of tb six Ml dtad, wbeo
the balance, being unarmed, crld o itfor
quarter." Th aner of thi inhuman as
sailants was, "We'll narter you." when a
second volly was fired, and three more fell
into th bmtora of the boat, wounded. The
only remaining man Immediately pushed the
boat off wilh bis dead and wounded com
rades, and takloc to t!if water with ib" painter
of the boat in his mouth, swam out ot range
of th a weapons of the cowardly asaius.
lie then took the eosigi, an.' waving it
over his bt ad. a boat from the Wachusetts
immediately started to bis assistance, and
lowed the boat buck toJheship. It present
ed a m I ten.ble sight, the dead and the
dying lying together.
P.ut foul, cowardly and brutal as
these instances of rebel chivalry are, in
stances which have no parallel among
the loyal forces, they are even surpassed
in thei history of the rebellion in Ten
nessee. Iook at the' order of the infa
mous Col. Wm. Churchwell, banishing
and turning out of doors, in Knoxville,
helpless and. defenceless women and
children. Look at the language of II. G.
fayne, as published in the rebel .organs
of this city to answer the gallant pa
triot Etheridge "with cold steel and bul
lets." Nor can we forbear reproducing
at length, an evidence of brutal rebel
malignity, so low that it would shock a
savage. It has been given before, but it
must appear again as a signal proof of
what this self-lauding chivalry can do:
Notice Extbaordinart. We, the under
signed, will pay tlv, dollars per pair for
flltv pairs of well-brad hound, end $50 for
one pair of thntouub bred blood hounds
that v' takt ttie track of a man. The pur
pose for which these dogs ar wanted is to
chase the lufcrnal. cowardly Lincoln bush
whackers of Est Tennessee and Kentucky
(who have taken the advantage of the bush
to kill and cripple many g od soldiers) to
their dens and capture th-m. The said
hounds must be delivered at Capt. Hanmer'a
L'very Stable by the 10th of Decimber next,
where a mustering officer will be present to
muster and Inspect them.
W. II. Harrih.
Camp Crinfort, CampbuU Co.,
Tennessee, Nov. 16.
Bloodhounds and chivalry ! What an
association, when we consider that these
thorough-bred bloodhounds were to be
placed on the track of men whose sole
offence was fidelity to the Union 1
The employment of Indian savages,
armed with tomahawks and scalping'
knives, is so well known that we will no
do more than mention the'names of Maj
Morgan and Colonel Tike, who, on the
testimony of rebel papers, are engaged in
recruiting them for the rebel army. To
show that the highest officer in the rebel
army can stoop not only to cruelty but to
fuheluxxl and perjury, we copy a base
forgery which Gen. Beaureoard circu
lated recently in his army:
"FOR TUB INFORMATION' OF THIS AIMY
The lollowing General Order, No. 28, of the
Federal ollicer. major General Butler, com
manding at New Orleans, will be read on
u lleaihjuarteri of the Jhpnrtment of the Gulf,
"Au Orleans, May 15, l.MliJ.
"As ofiicers und soldiers ot the United
States hava bten sulje Med to p-p -atcd in
sults Irom the women, calling themselves
ladies, of New Orle.iiH, i:i return for the
most scrupulous uou Interference aud cour
tesy on our p:irt. it is ordered that bereatttr,
when any f' tnule shill, by word, ge.Uure, or
movement, ins lit or show contempt lor any
olhver or ptivate f the United Slates, she
shall be regarded anJ h-.-l J liable to b;
treated as a womau of the town plying her
''By command o( Maj jr-Ganeral Duller.
"Gk;huk C. Stkono, A. A. G.
"Men ol the South, shall our mother,
wives, daughters, aud sisters be thus out
raged by the ruftUnly soldieia of the North,
to whom js given the light to treat at their
pleasure the ladies of the South as common
ballots;? Ai i-e. friend, and drive bach Irom
our soil these infamous invaders ot our houses
anl diittirberi of our lamilies.
'G. T. 15kai)H5hjaki,
Of course this was a malicious in
vention of this rebel French Canadian,
who is as destitute of honor as he is of
true valor and chivalry. It stamps him
forever as a degraded lying ruffian. He
is a fit type of the rebel assassin at New
Orleans, who fired upon a crowd of wo
men and children for cheering the flag of
We have been tedious perhaps, but we
wished to do our task of exposing an im
position and a fraud thoroughly, and we
have done it.
The Union Rambus i if k Mismsmiti.
A correspondent of the Chicago 'J'eleomuli,
who is with the Union ileet at Fort I'll- !
low, thus describes the steam rams that
have been devised for co-operating with
the gunboats in any naval fight that may
come oil': "Let the reader imagine a
Ileet of six small-sized steamers, such as
are commonly used for ferry-boats,
scows and coal-boats, with their high
pilot houses cut down and low iron ones
substituted, the space usually occupied
by the cabin or saloon logged up, or
filled with timber, to the thickness of
two or three feet, and their sharp prows
covered oa the outside and loaded within
with iron, and lie lias the Union ranis.
The names of the rains are as follows:
Jjaiuaiter, No. l the only side-wheeler in
the fleet Li:iw, Fulton, Snnfimi, Jttit
and Jiringo. They were built, I am in
formed, by private contract and not ac
tually by the Government, to bo paid for
if eCectivc, by parlies in riUsburtr and
Cincinnati. - They are to be provided
with an armament of Tarrot guns, and
manned wilh the usual number of deck
hands, and a complement of sharp
shooters. I believe it is not claimed that
the rams are to be serviceable as men-of-
war or gun-boats, but merely as skir
mishers and butters. Their duty will be
to protect cur unwieldy and sluggish
floaling batteries, whilo they pour their
deadly volleys lnlo theenemy; and should
the latter attempt the same trick they
played upon us on the 10th of the present
month, and played so successfully, they
are 1o rush out, join issue with the Kebel
rams, and either sink them or be them
selves sunk in tho encounter.
!era!rlnff Letter from Jnda Itnat
The riebf 1 tu Hopeleas In Europe.
The True Delia publishes the follow
ng letter from Host to Yancey, wilh the
remark that it is given "at the desire
and request of Major Gen. Butler:"
Hotel d'Yxoi.aterra, Madrid, )
March 22, 18G2. $
"lion. Wm. L. Yancey, Richmond:
' My Dear Sir Trusting that you have.
ere this, reached the new field of your lab rs,
1 avail myself or the d' ptrture ot the Cadiz
steamer to let you bear from us and our
" tor some time after Mr. Sliders arrival
in Paris, the weather was extremely cold,
and my wife being in feeble health, I delay
ed my departure until Ihe 18ih February. I
stopped on my way at Bordeaux, at the re
quest of Capt. Uus, to e about getting
some of bis freight on board of a steamer
loading in that port, and then went into the
neighborhood to see one of my sisters, who
bad been seriously ill. There my wile fell
sick, and, after a few days, 1 parted from
her on my way to Marseilles, where I took
the French steamer of the 5th ot March for
Valentla. Mr. Fearo met me ou the way.
I arrived here on the ti'.b, and was well
received unofficially, but, as far as I can as
certain, there is truth in wbat was told me
at the Spanish Legation in Paris, and also
by M. Tbouvencl, that Spnio would not act
alone on the American question. When you
left, we did not expect that our government
would be recognized, but we hod a well
found d hope that the blockads would be
set aside. You will, no doubt, have seen
that the declaration of Earl Russell, that it
could not be considered ineffective, had been
sustained in Parliament, and that a similar
declaration of the French minister bad also
been carried la the Chamber of Deputies by
a large majority. This destroys the last
hope we bad that tbuse governments would
do justice between the belligerents.
" It must now be manifest to every one
that we have to rely exclusively upon our
selves and our Internal resources to establish
our independence. After we succeed we
will owe the European governments no
thanks, and a war duty on imports sufficient
to pay ihe interest of the debt, which their
course forces us to incur, and create a
sinking fund, must be levied.
"Coupltd with the declaration that the
blockade was not ineffective, Eirl llussel
made the statement unsupported by aoy
reason, that he trusted thai by the first of
June, or even before, the civil war would be
ended. After reading in the President's in
augural that the war would probably con
tinue a series of years, I am forced to con
cludo that the Earl gives faith to
the assurance, of Mr. .Seward, thai
three months 'alter tho people of the
Confederate States bad become couvinced
that they had uothiug to hop) for' from
E.rglaud or Fraucu the rebellion would
'The lust news of our reverses, exaggera
ted ua they have been by thtj northern press,
has done great injury to out cau-"e. When
people hear of litteen thousand mou strong
ly foi tili.'d, routed and made prisoner by an
equal number oi astailafuts, they begin to
doubt tho bravery ol Southeru tioaps and
their ultimate success. Cau you not,
through Mr Helm, or by some other chan
nel, send us reliable Southern papers, ex
posing the falsehoods ot the northern preis?
Remember me to Geu. Spat row, Messrs.
Semtnes, Conrad, Peikius, Keniier aud Mar"
sbal, and believe me, truly your friend,
P. A. Host.
P. S. Present my respects to the Piesi
ien. Ituilcr and the Newitpapers,
On the 10th, Gen. Butler suppressed
the New Orleans Bee and took possession
of the Delta office, by virtue of the fol
lowing "special order:"
" I. The N. Orb an Bee newspaper having
published an el.ileuutt though covert aru
merit iu favor ol tlie cotton burning mob, is
hereby suppressed. No publication of any
description will issu'i Irom t!:at olllce uuiil
" II. The New Orleans Delta newspaper
Laving, iu tin article of to-day's issu-, (lis
cuased tho cotton question in a manner
which violitcs tli a terms of the pioclulnu.ioii
of the 1st of May inoUul trout these h- .tl
quirteis, the clliee id that paper Mill be
lukeii poHses-sioii ol and lis iiusiuess c.n
dueled tinUel direo'ion ol ihe Uuited States
"By command of
Mj r G neral lit ri. Kit,
" Gko. C. tr'TitoN-u. A. A. G'.-u-.-iul. '
TIIK. t'SE OK (.ONKKKKMAIK NOTtS KOJt
BIHDKX. Oa the same day the following order,
orbidding fhe use of Confederate notes,
was issued by Gen. liutler:
It is ber. by uid-Ted Hi it neither th
city ot New Orleans uor u, b.iiks
IbKeof, exchange their notes,
or obligation lor Couled-raii tioti,
bills or bonds, nor issue any bill, notu or
oOlitiaiiori piv-tldoin C'llil d'Tiil't notes.
II. Oil l lie 27lh day of Mty instant, nil
circulation ot or ird iu Cn.led" rai in t s
and bills ui:lcei ttiitiin ibis I'epartrn-nt ;
und all sitl s or iriif r ol prop-i ty uiddj
tin or ulier thai di-, iu const leraiioit ol
sieh ii In ur bills, d.ncdy or indirectly,
Hill L Void, olid Hie piop"Tiy C u.l.t -jted to
the Uoited S'ates one fourth thereof lo go
to ths inform t. ....
" By command of
" Major General Butler
"Gko. C. Strong, A A. (i ,
-.Chief, of Staff. ...
THE OltSF.nVANCK OF JEFF. DAVts's FAST
PAT FORK! DI) EX.
Gen. Butler also issued the following
order, prohibiting fhe observance of Jeff,
Davis's fast day :
"Headvlartkrs Dkpahtment or tub Gt i.k.
Nkw Orleans, May IS, 1802.
" It havlna crmie to the knowledge of the
Commanding General that Frid.ty next la
prepaid lo be observed as a day of fasting
and prayer, iu obedience to some supposed
proclamation of one Jefferson Davis, In the
several churches of ' thU city, It U ordered
that no such ob t rvance be had. '
" Churches and religious housts are to be
kept open, as iu limes of piofound peace,
but no religions exercises are to ba bad upon
the supposed rtutbuiity above mentioned.
By commaud of
Mjor General Li.tlkk.
Gko. C. Strong. A. A. Geueral."
Key West C Trt t;oinleuco of the N. V. Herald.
Capture of two Anglo-Rebel Steam
ers Bermuda and Circassian
Value of their C&rgoeai Exceeding a
Million aud n lialfof Da liar.
Kev Wert, May 8, 1802.
CAI'TUBE OF TUB UKRMUDA.
The arrival of the Mercedita at this
port, a few days since, brings tho grati
fying intelligence of her capture of tho
British-Confederate steamer Bermuda, to
the southward of the Bahama Banks.
The Bermuda had a full cargo of arms
and munitions of war. II er manifest,
which occupied some four pages of fools
cap paper, I saw a copy of, and the
quantity on board a vessel of her ton
nage is really surprising. Besides pistols
and cutlasses in any quantity, there
were a number of six and a half and
seven and a half inch rifled guns, togeth
er with aeveral complete field batteries.
Then again there were nearly fifty
thousand pounds of powder ia barrels,
besides cases upon cases of cartridges,
fixed ammunition and shells. Among
the papers found on board the Bermuda
was a complete code of, night signals and
sailing directions for entering the harbor
of Charleston, both by' way of Maffit's
and tho main ship channel; also orders
from parties in the South for goods to bo
purchased for them by the Captain of
the Bermuda, which goods are now, no
doubt, on board the vessel.
It is a most fortunate occurrence that
the cargo of tho Bermuda has been pro
vented from reaching Dixie. It would
have been invaluable to rebcldotu in their
present dilapidated condition, and is
worth to us at least one million ot dol
lars. Too much credit cannot be award
ed to Commander Slellwagen and the
officers and crew of tho Mercedita for
having effected this capture.
The Bermuda, by her' register, is
owned by Frasier, Treuholme tfc Co., of
Liverpool, a branch of the house of Ira
sier & Co., of Charleston, S. C, and her
commander is a Charlestonian. The
majority of tho ofiicers and crew of the
Bermuda are here on board of tho Mer
cedita. What disposition is to be made
of them I do not yet learn. One of her
crew has given information that shortly
before her capture a secession flag, to
gether with a larjie number of papers,
was thrown overboard by the captain.
This fact may have weight in tho evi
dence before the l'rize Commissioner:
All the other particulars regarding her
capture will no doubt be given to the
Herald by its Philadelphia correspon
dent, as it is tc that port that the Ber
muda has been sent, in charge of Lieut.
Abbott, of tho Mercedita. The Merce
dita is now coaling, and will leave in a
few days for her crusing grounds.
CAPTURE OF THE STKAMEIt CIRCA sKIA.
While your correspondent was op board
the Mercedita a steamer was reported in
sight to the eastward. With the aid of a
powerful telescopo she was made out to
be a large bark-rigged screw steamer, ia
tow of one of our armed ferry-boats.
Various were the conjectures as to what
she might be; but all lei t confident that
she was a prize and that the vessel tow
ing her was the Somerset. As soon as
she was anchored Lieutenant Command
ing Enli-sli, of the Somerset, which ves
sel tho one towing proved to be, came on
board tho Mercedita to make his report
to Commodore Sttlhvagen, the senior
naval ollicer in port. The Knglish steam
er proved to bo tho Circassian, from Uor
ticaux, via .St. Thomas, and purpoting to
bo bound to Havana. She was captured
on Sunday, the -1th insf., about twenty
miles to the oa.-twanl of Havana, under
the follow ing circumstances: The Som
erset, as soon as the Circassian hove in
sight, ran down toward her, and round
ing o under her stern, hailed and re
vested her to heave to until a boat could
be sent alongside.
To (his request no audible reply was
received, the Circassian putting on all
Speed and standingon her course, Captain
Knglish then ordered a blank cartridge
to be fired towards her, but no notice was
taken of it. A shot was then tired broad
on ber quarter; still no notice. A nine
inch shell was then thrown over her,
which burst ahead of the ship; still she
would not heave to. Captain Knglish
then ordered the captain of the gun to
lire at her masts, which was done, and
the shot cut away the slings of her fore
yard. Then, and not until then, did Mr.
John Bull see Jit to round to and stale
w ho and w hat lie w as. As soon as si n
was found to be the Circassian, which
vessel was known to have loaded in Ku
rope wilh a cargo for lixie, ('apt. Knt'lish
told her Captain that he must be tai
to a United States port to have her
adjudicated. To this the Lnglishri
objected, and made a formal protest
writing, bnt all to no avail. It was
intention or Captain Knglish to send
to Boston, a ordered by the Flag offn
bnt as he could not do so without di
bling bis own vcsscL he determined
brinir her here, and rlid tr. tnwintr t
all the distance, as the Englishman
soon as taken, disabled the machinery
uiai it couiu not be used.
The Circassian ia til iron uinamr.r
about fifteen hundred tons, bark rigp'
and a Very handsomo vesrj. By j
manifest she is loaded with tea, cof'
saltpetre, clothing, blankets, etc.: but
are led to suppose that there arc o
articles, on board of a different cfcsir'
for the vessel is very deep, dra'y
twcnJy-ouo feet of water. . r '
MTFlKLn A (UN'OS
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