Number 16. S_ HREVEPORT, FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1862. _ _ d Series Vol. l
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
IIODGE . A USTIN,
L\ t tournLeyw atýtr Law,
i' rf.e ovevr Chillers 4. Beard's Store.
(or. T as' aind Spring sts.,
i-1v4 SIIRE.VEPORT, LA.
.J. C. MONCURE,
% t I o fey as .t Il a w ,
gpe 'with L. M. Nutt, corner of
i''itdn andC Market streets. '4ad-1y
EMlMJ.ET D. CRAIG,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Office. opposite Post Ofice,
WVill practice in the Courts of
4 'addio. D 'oto, and Bossier. Idly
L. M. NUTT,
Ltt)orniey at Law,
O re, corner Milam r Market Streets.
I'ractice. in Caddo, Bossier and
t.r.N P. MARKS. THOS. G. POLLOCK.
MARKS 4. POLLOGK
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law.
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OfIce Semi-Weekly News, t
Friday July 4th 1862. 5
We learn by a passenger that on
the 27th ult., news was received at
Jackson, Miss., from Richmond, say
ing that McClcllan and Gen. Lee had
a fight near Richmond, in which the
enemy lost 10,000 killed, and 10,000
prisoners. McClellan was in full re
treat towards Washington. This is
corroborated by all the passengers.
V'icksburg June 26.-AU of Farra
gut's fleet are in sight below; also
12 transports. Part of Davis' fleet
from above is visible near the month
of the Yazno. There was a fight yes
terday between Grand Gulf and Port
Gibson. 20 Federals killed. No one
Shurt on our side.
'Tho enemy's fleet from below.
Wednesday evenuing attacked our bat
teries. Our batteries returned only
three shots during The engagement
The third shot took effect on a gun
boat, and it went down immediately.
The indications this morning
(Thursday) led our forces to look for
San attack by the tfleet at any moment.
WVe condlense the following partic
ulars of the bombardment of Vicks
burg, from the Evening Citizen of
The LBomblardment at Eicksburrg /! !!
This morning about 1 o'clock the
renemy again opened the ball and I
it `was soots discovered that a number
of their gunboats h:adl pa4sed the
lowu'r batteries and were: inutnediate
ly in tiecntt of the city . TIhe streets
were filled with wxoine-n and children
all hastily mailking their way out of
(bE nrer. The Iembnl'ardhnent was ter
h.rific--someties perfectly a-fuil.
Th'lI tvoiing of the cannon and burst
Sing of the shells kept up one contin
nons thunder, while the broad and
unlbroken sheet of flames from the
guns illuminated the scne 1 with
a great brillancy. }
Our batteries stood the ordeal with'!
a heroism beyond all praise; they
fought like tigers, and their undaun
ted valor will be recorded in history
as one of the brightest pages of this
Strange to say there were no cane
nalities in the batteries, although
under fire 3 hours.
5 of their vessels passed all our
SThey have now tairly surrounded
Vicksburg, by water.
'The only casualty, is the death
of Mrs. Gamble, who was struck by
a grape shot.
A Yankee deserter says their
boats are badly injured, and that we
have killed and wounded over 300.
O It was their intention to give a land
a fight, but this will probably be de
d layed on account of this reception.
They could not land their forces.
L A great number of buildings were
struck by the shells this morning.
r Some were very much injured, but we
Sbelieve the greater part were but
slightly damaged. Among the most
J prominent was the Masonic Hall.
r- Almost the whole city is filled with
.the relics of this morning's terrific
According to the best estimate 170
cannon shots were fired per minute.
During the hombardment this
morning, a thirteen inch shell filled
o with cannister, struck our residence
t and scattered things in a very unman
I Richmond June 24.-The Peters
I burg Express this morning says:
3 Philadelphia papers of the 19th re
- ceived hero containing a full account
i ofthe guerilla raid of Gen. Stuart, and
confess much loss of property.
Yankees admit a loss of 40,000
They deny however that the etgin
t eer on the train was killed.
i They do not comtemplate march
- ing on Richmond till the reduction of
t the batteries at Drewry's B3luff, to ef
e fect which they have sent for Por
ters mortar fleet.
Slaughter of Negroes.
SIt has been rumored for a few days
past that the Yankees, who now in
-fest Norfolk, on a recent occasion ex
hibited their " friendship" for the
Snegroes by shooting down some eight
r or ten of them in the streets. )Dounbts
were expressed as to the truth otf the I
rumor, and we therefore omitted any iv
mention of it; but the Peterslbur
Express, of yesterdav, asserts, upon
the most unquestionable authorityv.
that the horrible tragedy was enac
ted on the streets of Norfolk, and
under circumstances of atrocity and
blood-thirstiness which would have
become "tiendsdamned," thain boasted
INew England Puritans, who claimi
all the virtue, allthe piety, and all I
thu civilization, which are gecnerally
conceded to the people of the once
Our information states, sa;ys the
EIExpress, that a free negro, brought
trai( New bork by a New York regi
Smrant, figling Agrieved at soe of-n
fotucae oftered bv the oilicer. and
believing what * Massa (4reclv" and
others had so indumtriously taught
him. that he was as good as aNY
white maim, redressed his wrongs by
jkilling the officer who had infictedd
The killing of their officer so ex
asporated the men, that they determ
ined to seek their revenge upon the
inocent negroes of Norfolk. Infuri
ated with madness they left their
camp at Harrison's Farm, and pro
ceeding to Norfolk, attacked every
negro they met, free and slave, down
Church street to Free Mason, and
down Cumberland and Kone streets.
This indiscriminate -elaughter was
continned until over 100 of the un
offending creatures had been violent
ly cut and maimed. And, when our
informant left three negroes bad died
of their injuries, two more were lin
gering in extremis, and scores were
suffering excruciating tortures. Dr.
- n a physician of great ability
and high standing, said at least 100
had been lsjuried by this cruel at
tack, and the constable in his report
to the Mayor, put down the number
maimed and wounded at between
120 and 150.
The Day Book, which was then in
existence, received orders from the
military governor of Norfolk, that
under no circumstances was the mas
acre to be hinted at in the columns
of that, paper, and the correspondents
of all Yankee journals in the city
were positirvely prohibited from ma
king any reference to the butchery
in their letters. Fortunately a con
pie of British officers chaenced to be
on the street at the time, and wit
nessed the whole affair. Throzgh
these gentlemen the truth will reach
Europe, and our trans-Atlantic breth
ren will have an opportunity of
learning something of the civilization
of their codfish cousins on this side
of the ocean.
These are the people who make
such loud protestation of love for
the "poor, down trodden African,"
and who have come South to amelio
rate his condition. A more deceit
ful, base. black-hearted race never
accursed Gods foot stool, than those
very Yankees, and if even the ne
groes are longer deceived by them,
then Cuffee, untutored though he be,
has less commnon sense than we have
always given him credit for.
The Kegrocs Rerolt Against Their
The ExpresS also understands
from partit' who left Norfolk as late
as MNonday last, that a laIge number
of negroes confined by the Yankees
at the Fair Grounds, near Norfolk,
had revolted; and that it required
tihe active exertions of an entire
Dl),lawarte regiment to quell the out
;break. It appears that the blacks
conceived an idea after the masacre
of their fellows that ther were to rbe
put to death. This produced tlhec
rebellion which for a time completely
uoverpowered the guard, and threat
i enued to be a serious atffair. The
appearance of a I)elaware regiment.
hlowever, succeeded in suppressing
It is the opinion of g'aitlemen in
Norfolk that the Yankees will find
the lIteks u ceeding trou.lesome
customers. The negro has been lor.g
accustomed to Southern masters, and
'he cheerfully submits to their rule.
The Yankees he has been taught to
look upon as his equals only, and
the new governors will find it rather
a hard task to keep them in subjec
The " Evacsiatiosv' -.&ory Speiled.
In regard to the evacuation of
Norfolk, we learn that it is not the
intention of the Yankees to abandon
it entirely. They have destroyed
many of the fortifications around the
place, drawn in their pickets, and
greatly reduced their forces, bat
there are still some 2000 or more
soldiers in the cities of Norfolk and
Portsmouth. Appearances indicate
a change of programme, but not an
entire vacuation of the seaboard
A PROPER RsTAUAINe.f- The
following letter from Gen. iWnddman
to the Federal commalder in A&kan
sas, is written in the proper apirit:
Little Rock, Ark. June 8 1862.
GENaRAL? I havereceived ifor
mation that- you have in prisoan at
Bateeville certain citizens of Izard
county, Ark., captured a few days
since by a detachment-of your caval
ry, who are charged with fring upon
your men, while attempting to-arrest
them, and whom it is-your intention
to hang as outlaws. Without stop
ping to inquire whether they -did ac
tually fire upon your soldiers or not,
I assert it to be the daty, as well - as
the right, of every citizen of this dis
trict.to fire upon the soldiers of the
United States.government, so long as
that government persists in the inva.
sion of their homes, and they have the
arms to defend those homes with.
and in the performance of that duty
I shall sustain them at every hazard
I have in custody several officerF
and soldiers of the army of your gc-v
ernment, and I write this to warn
you that if your threat is carried intc
execution against one single citizen
of this district, who now is, or may
hereafter fall into your hands, I shall
avenge his death by hanging every
Federal officer and soldier whom I
now hold as prisoners of war; ai.d
from that time forward this becomes
a war of extermination between us
Neither asking or granting quarter I
shall put to death without mercy every
soldier and citizen of the United States
who falls into my hands.
I am further informed that in a put
lished order you have already declar
ed this to be a war of extermination.
and that you expect to wage it as
such. I reque t sir, that you specifi
I cally advise me as to the truth of such
information, and if compactible with
your duty. t'urnish me a copy of the
order in question. If such proves to
have been: your dtechy-ation, however
you can consider this as an acceptance
of the issue tendered, and we will ig
sere all rec,,gnized rules of civilized
warfare, and make our campaign one
of sa'v aste cruclty and unsparing butch
Hoping General, that there is some
mistake in this matter. and that ithe
I rules of civilized warfare willcontinue.
to infduence us both in conducting t-e
campaign in which we find ouselves
I have thei hionor to be.
Your obedient servar:.
T. C. HIINDMAN
Major-U cneral C. S. A
To Brig. Gen. CUtTIS.
Comd'g U. S torcos in Arkainss
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