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Tuesday Morning, April 16th, 1861.
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Our telegraphic reports this morning are
very full, and show feeling of the people
throughout the country to be almost
unanimous for sustaining the General Government.
Charleston, April 14. Tlie steamer Nashville
from New York, arrived here at 3 o'clock Sat
urday night An eye-witness of the firing Fri
day night pays, it wm tcmrtically grand, and
reached its climax at 10 o'clock at night; when
the sky was overcast by rain clouds. The
streets were rilled with people nearly all night;
also crowding house-tops, shipping and every
available pluce. Towards morning the firing di
minished. A few random shots only were fired
and replied to ouly occasionally by Sumter.
When the fire and smoke were first seen issuing
.from Sumter it was suppose to bo only a signal
to the ships which were in the oiling, apparently
blockading the port, as they remained quietly at
anchor. Kvery body was anxions to see what
the vessels would do, and fully expected the en
gagement would become general. At 10 A. M..
Sumter was plainlv seen to be on fire. Flames
bursting through the roofs of houses within it.
At this time Mai. Anderson scarcely fired a shot,
while- bombshells and gra e scattered like hnil
over him, and drove the soldiers under cover.
The iron battery at Cuiiuning's point, only 1500
yards from Sumter kept up u continuous fire
from its rifled cannon. Tire from Floating Hat
tery and Moultrie was regular and acmii-ute: and
the sand battery was scarcely injured by a brisk
fire kept npby Andorson;scaively a missile from
this battery missed .Sumter. The Floating bat
tery proved impenetrable; every shot from it
told on Sumter. The shells from the mortars at
Mount Pleasant buttery were of great pressure.
While Sumter was on tire Anderson was oblig
ed to cease his cannonading and direct till his ef
forts to put it out. Twice he succeeded, anil to
do this his men had to go outside the walls and
pass water through the isirt holes; being expos
ed to a terriftic fire. This was not reported to
till Fort was on fire for the third time, and the
flames had increased to an alarming extent.
After a few moments he ordered them in and
shut, batteries as the smoke was too thick to
work them. At noon the rlnmcs burst from ev
ery part of it, and destruction was complete.
HurTolo, April 15. The news of the past few
days has produced great feeding in this city. A
meeting this evening, at the Court House was
large and some hundreds have enlisted for iinnie
diate service. Knlistment actively progressing.
To-morrow night, a meeting of citizens to sus
tain (iovernincut is called. Milhird Fillmore
Albany, April 15. Gov. Morgan ei,l mess
age to Legislature on President's Pinchitnul ion.
He earnestly uied l.r isliiuire without (ielnv
to confer the now cr to embody and cp:ip the
militia for public defence.
Sprit, gticld. 11!.. April 15. Governor Yates
to-day isst.ed his I'locl. ni.-'tioil to loivel.clhe
Legislature of the Slate nl Springfield on the
'SM in.-!., for the pur oe of cn;:ciiiiir such l:iw
Mid adopting such measures i;s tuny 1 e deemed
necessary upon the following .-object to-vv it:
A more perti ct organialion and i tj i.i tin tit of
military, otlicers, iVc. of the State, and placing
the same upon the best vv;r fool ing, so as to ren
der efficient, assistance to the General Gnvcrn
ment in preserving the I'nion, enforcing the
laws, protecting the properly and rights of the
people. Also the raising of such money and
other means as may be required by Cocurcss
on the foregoing objects.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 15. War news crea
ted extrchiu excitement here, and all ihrouuh
the State influential men are tendering their
services to the (iovernor. The Legislature is
now holding an extraordinary session on State
and country. Hill to put tlie State on a Wat
footing, passed both houses on Saturday.
Chicago, April 15. A detachment of 150 men
under command of Major Peinbcrton, left St.
Paul this morning enroute for Washington.
Major Morris, with SU2 men, and Sherman's
battery will follow soon from Fort Ridgeway.
Toledo, April 15th. Immense gathering of
citizens of all parties to-night, express sympa
thy with Government. Arrangements being
made to call for volunteers. Great excitement.
An almost universal determination, to stand by
Detroit, April 15th. Immense citieus meet
ing held here to-day to consider present State
of pbblic affairs. Tarty issues buried. Peo
ple unite for niaintainance of Government. Vol
unteer companies enrolling throughout the
State, in readiness for any emergency. Gov.
Blair expected to call an extra session of the
Boston, April 15. A requisition was received
by the Governor this morning for 2,000 troops
to report in Washington for duty forthwith. In
accordance with this, a council was held, and
the 3d, 4th, 6th, and 8th Regiments of Infantry
were ordered to assemble on the common to
morrow for the purpose of drafting the number
required. The most intense excitement exists
among the people, and many who have served
as officers in the Mexican war are particularly
anxious to get power to raise Companies, or
to enlist in the ranks of those companies, who
are ordered for service.
Philadelphia, April 15. The excitement in
this city has sbbsided. At the various milita
ry rendcsvoUB, volunteers are enlisting rapidly,
especially the German population.
New York, April 15th. A special Washing
ton dispatch to the Post intimates that such or
ders have been sent to Lieut. Slemmer, that he
would probably fire without waiting for an at
tack, if attempts were made to strengthen the j
position of the Confederate States. A com any 1
ol federal troops telt tor roll Washington on
the Potomac to-day. Some Maryland troops
will probably soon be called to assist in the de
fence of the Capital. More of the local milita
ry are ottering their services to the Government
New York, April 15. A meeting of citizens
was held to-day, and arrangements made for a
imhlic meeting to sustain the Government. j
Resolutions we're also adopted in favor of put-,
ting the State militia ujmiii a War footing, and
requesting the State Legislature tit appropriate!
adequate menus immediately. A number of :
volunteer companies aie to be formed, and (Jen. j
Ward, of the Scott Life Guards, is expected to.
aid in the organization, of which he ill have
the command. Col. Itennett's 28th Regiment!
of Brooklyn, says it will support the Govern- j
menl toa man. Unlets have been received from ;
Washington to fill tlie sevel al Regiments lis soon i
as possible. Recruiting officers have eointnen-j
red operations, it is stated that Gen. Olden, of
New .ler.-ey, vv ill in a few days lender the led- '
eral authorities seveml thousand men. j
Washington, April 15. Private dispatches'
from the South slate that a great de.'d of alarm;
is felt at the prompt movements of the Admin-!
Gov. Dennison.of Ohio, telegraphed the Pres
ident, tendering 10.000 men. A large force will'
probable be concentrated here ininiedintelc. !
coi-t I ickens is now lullv manned and sup-
plied. The mouth of the Mississippi and the
entire southern coast will probably he j romptly
There is no truth in a vv idc-spri ad leport that
Gen. Scott has resi.':md.
t'olundnis, A pril 15. The T.c!,i-!nn.re is now
considering the bill up ro riming gil. 000,001),
for war pur o-es.
Washington, Apiil 15th. (ion. X. iS:m
ileis has lolegt!ipli il tlie follow ing despatch
to Dean Richmond, August Doitnoi I, Mny-
or nod iniil it lifts : 100,000 mercenary
'soldiers cannot occupy and hold Pensacoln.
Theenliic South' is in der arms. Tlie ne
'oroosnto slrcnrtlie nino the inililatv. The1
pence will be quickly conquered. North-i
ein democrats standing by the southern
people will not l.e responsible, fer Lincoln's)
acts. Slate, sovereignty is fullv recognized,
Protect your commercial ami social tics by
resisting- Mack Republican federal aggress
ion. Pennsylvania by lier Legislature
should repudiate the war action. Coni
motce of Rhode Island and New Jersey is
safe when distinguishable. Hoist your flag.
G. N. SANDERS.
Washington, April 15. When Major An
derson's quarters were burning, Gen. Reau
regnrtl sent otters of assistance before the
white flag was sent up. Senator Wigfall
received the sword of Major Anderson and
returned it to him. The fleet is still off
Montgomery, April 15. Jefferson Davis'
nnswer to President Lincoln's proclamation,
is rough and curl ; it is as follows: Fort
Sumter is ours, and nobody is hurt with
mortar, paixhan and petard. We tender-
to old Abe our, Beauregard.
Washington, April 15. The following is
the call on the respective State Governors
for troops, issued through the War Depart
ment to-day : Sir : Uuder the act ot Cong
ress for calling out the militia, to execute the
laws of the Union, to suppress insurrection,
repel invasion, &c, approved February 28,
1795, 1 bare the honor to request your Ex
cellency to cause to be immediately detach
ed from militia of your State the quota des
ignated in the table below, to sorve u in
fantry or riflemen for a period of three
months, unless sooner discharged. Your
Excellency will please communicate to the
department the lime your quota will be ex
pected at its rendezvous, as it will be met as
soon as possible by an officer or officers to
muster it into the service of and pay of the
United States. At the same time the oath
of fidelity to the United States, will be ad
ministered to every officer and man. The
mustering officers will be instructed to re
ceive no man, unless rank of commissioned
office, who is in years apparently over 45,
or under 18; or who is not in physical
strength Bad vigor. The quota to each
State is as follows: Maine, New Hnrop
spire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut.
Delaware, Arkansas, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Iown, Minnesota, one regiment each; Mas
sachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, two
regiments each ; New York, seventeen reg
iments; Pennsylvania, sixteen regiments;
Ohio, thirteen regiments; Kentucky, Mary
land, New Jersey. Missouri, four regimeuts
each; Illinois and Indiana, six regiments
each; Virginia three regiments. It is or
dered that each regiment shall consist on
an aggregate of officers and men of 780.
The total thus to be called out is 75,000.
Hon. John Covode has offered Gov. Cur
tain 50,000 ns authorized by Pennsylanin,
to equip the troops ordered by that State.
A delegation of Pittsburgh merchants have
made a similar tender.
Pittsburgh, April 15. War news has
created intense excitement here, and busi
ness has almost suspended since Saturday.
The President's Proclamation has thoro'lr
aroused the military spirit, and several com
panies volunteered to sustnin the integrity
of the Union to night. An immense gath
ering at City Hall opened by the Mayor,
who intioduced the venerable Wm. Wilkins
ns Presid til. Resolutions declaring undy
ing fealty to tlio Union, approving of the
course of the Legislative and Executive
branches id I lit- Slate Government, respond
ing to the call of the Prc-idcnt, disregard
ing all partisan feelings and pledging the.
lives, fortunes and sacred honor in defence
of the Union, appointing n committee of
public safety, vvcio adopted unanimously.
Also passed a resolution up proving of the
action of the Philadelphia banks for the
prompt oiler of money to the Government.
The meeting was addressed by Judge Wil
kins and others of all parties which elicited
immense applause. The nice tingadjonrned
with three cheers for the Union, the Con
stitution and the enforcement of the laws.
Indianapolis, April 15. The excitement
continues unabated. Recruiting has been
brisk till day. All private military compa
nies nrc filled, and othcis are forming. A
Flying artillery company was organized to
night. The Governor is hourly receiving
oilers of troops from all pt rUof the Slate.
Fort Kearney, April 15. Col. Miles, in
command of companies 6 and 4 secoud
infantry, consisting of Lieut. Duffies, Ad
jutant Lieut. Hawkins, Quarter Master
Steele, and Lieut. Royse, together with a
band of music and 101 rank and file,
marched this morning via Omaha and Fort
Leavenworth, cn their way East.
Louisville, Ky., 15. The recent now
has paralyzed the people, and thoy have
not yet recovered from its effects. Com
panies are enlisting for the Southern Con
federacy. It is rumored that several start
to-morrow. The citizens generally deplore
the positions of Lincoln's Proclamation.