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VOL.2. SREVEORT.LA..FRIDAY, AUGUST. 9, 1861. r
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
.EMMIET D. CRAIG,
'- Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Office, opposite Post Ofice,
c'. Will practice in the Courts oi
Caddo. DeSoto, and Bossier. Id1d
0(1 IB. L. HODGE,
Attornley at Law,
( O(f)icc orer Childers 4- Beard's Store
Cor. Trexas and Spring sts.,
3= n1-1yd SHREVEPORT, LA.
L. AIL. NUTT,
A Attorrney at Lavw,
Ojice, corner Melilam 4- MIarket Str'et s
SHo SIREVEPORT, LA.
Practices in Caddo, MTossier ani
LEON D. MARKS. THOS. G.. POLLOCK
2 0 MARKS 4- POLLOCK.
30 Attorneys & Counsellors at Law,
70 PRACTICE incopartnership in all
s0 the courts held in the city of Shreve
no port, and ini the parishes of De Sota
5 and Bossier.
Office on Market street near Milam.
ut RORT. J. LOONEY. SAM'I. WELLS.
LOONE Y 4 TVELLS,
1d Attor,neys 4- Counselors at Law.
W1 ILL practice in the Courts of
ar Caddo and surrounding parishes, and
n. in the Supreme (Court at Monroe and
or Alexandria. Office on Market street,
; near the Postoflice, Shreveport, La.
- J. C. MIONC( URE,
-i Attol-ney at Law,
a SIIREVEPORT, LA.
i Office with L. l. Niutt, corner oJ
S ilam and Mllarlket streets. an.u d-l y
3 .1'1A SONI C.
S HREVEP'ORT LODGE of F.
and A. M. No. 115, meets
every Friday at 74 P. M.
JoNs W. JONES, V. 1M.
J. 1f. Birownlee, Sec'y.
Shrcreport ('/hapter otf R. A. 3I. No. 10,
meets on the 2nl and 4th Monday of each
month, at 7j P. 31. .J. G. M-,WILLIAMS,
T. C. Waller. 1Recorder. H. P.
Shreeport Council, R. and S. M. No. 5,
meets on1 the 1st and 3d ,aturday of each
month, at 7 P'. 31. E1MIMET D. CRAIG,
tlenry Levy, Hecorder. T. .G.'.31
: "1'lace of ,eting, at the nasonic Hall
on Texas street, Over Mayor's tffice. no24
.L 0. O. F.
- - 3" The' regular meetings of
XE ITII LODGE2, -. 21, are held
- ,n \Vedniesda: v ,evenin.,gs, at 7 o'clock,
a:t their Lodge Itomm on Texas street.
1'. 1H. KEYES, N. G.
S. "ELI.MIAN, Secretary. n10
J. U:. IHlll.P , J. V. ROG 'RtS
Phelps & Rogers,
(Succe.,ssors to T. HI. Et'trildge )
_Grocers &Commnissin Merchants
Cor. Con ,icrce ad, 3.Iilam sis..
SoRVI'1 :PoR'0I', L\.
S Keep coinst:uitly on hand a large as
sortln int of St/alp/e aonl FourC1 Gro
ceries, .Ia ti, ('orun, Orts, etc.
-Advllt'IIces Ill:tadle o11 uslltlllglnmll lets to
our friends in New O()rlt.ans. n 1 llv
J. R. Siq,.on. G. 31. Cldheo7r n.
Sihnpson & Calhouna,
IE R CIL4NTS,
Receiing and Forwarding Agentts,
Having lea~sed the ropular and commo
dious Warehouse of Messrs. Howard, Tally
& Co., and having had long experience in
business, we hope to receivo a share of the
public patronage, and pledge ourselves to
do all in our power to give entire satisfac
tion in all business entrusted to our care.
All we ask is a trial. no25
The Order of Battle.
When large bodies of men ap
p proach for battle, only a proportion
al part of them are engaged at a time
-they are replaced by another similar
force; the progress of the battle. Onthe
genius and judgment of the chief will
depend the character of the action,
whether it shall be defensive or of
When an army awaits the attack,
it takes its position and forns its
line of battle according to the nature
of the ground, and the character and
strength of the enemy's foree. If of
fensive, the main thing is to seize
upon the decisive point of the fil.d.
This point is determined by the eoil
figuration of the ground, and the
position of the contending forces, or
- by a combination of these. The
defense is considered the stronger
form of actions of war, and a skillful
general will take advantage of fhvor
able circumstances to change the de
fensive into the offensive. Military
writers lay down twelve orders of
battle. A description of these would
be too long and too complicated to
interest the reader. Which of these
should be followed, must be decided
by the chief himself on the ground,
where all the circumstances may be
duly considered. To concentrate a
superiority of forces at the decisive
point is th, principal purpose. This
point is in the flanks or in the rear
of the enemy. To do this the skill
of the general is brought into re
On the field of battle the infantry
is divided into three bodies-in ad
vanced guard, a main body, and a
reverse. These three bodies are
separated from each other by inter
vals, which will depend upon the na
ture of the ground--the advanced
guard occupying the front, the main
body at a distance from one hundred
and fifty to three hundred paces in
its rear, and the reserve at a like in
terval in the rear of the main body.
The troops composing these three
bodies will be formed either in col
umns of battalions, or be deplored.
For an attack, for evol utions, or for
defense against cavalry, the forma
tion of columns of battalions is the
best. To repel the enemy's attack
by a fire, and to present a less favor
able mark to the enemy's artillery-,
the battalion should be deplored.
The reserve should be composed of
the mst reliable troops, and should,
if possible, be kept masked front the
enemy's view and tire, until called
into action. The time for engaging
the reserve is either when the entniv
has been shaken in its attack by the
resistance offered by the main body,
or when the main body is unable fur
ther to resist the enemy's efibrts.
The cavalry is usually placed in
the rear of the infantry, and should
be marked from the fire until the
moment arrives to bring it into ac
tion. The habitual formation ofcav
alry for the attack is a linte of two
ranks, with a reserve or support in
rear. C'avalry should wait patient
ly until a way is prepared tir its ac
tion by the fire of artillery on the
enemy's intlnutry ; or when tlh, in
tfantry is flatiguetd or e.xhamstetd; or
when the infantry is in motion, so as
to surprise it befor.e it can forn to re
ceive the attack. It should direct
its charge on that part of the enemy's
infantry where it will be itself expro
se(d to the last c,lumn of tire. Itf the
inthitrv is in a line, its clhar_.e should
be made on one of its flanks; it' in
square, on one of the auniles of the
The manner of placing the artil
lery, and its employmenit, must be
regulated by relative importance
under given circunstatances with
respect to the action of the other'
arms. In defense, thile princip:al part
is usually assigned to the artillery;
in offensive movements the reverse 4
generally obtains. In defense the
batteries should be distributed along
the entire front of the position occupi- t
ed. TIhe distance between the bat
teries should not be much over six
hundred paces. Wion" the wings
of a position are weak, heavy batte
t- ries should be placed to secure them.
eA sufficient number of pieces should
,r always be held in reserve for a mo
e ment of need. In the attack, the
11 heaviest pieces should be placed on
i, the flank of the ground occupied by
- the assailant, or in the center if more
favorable to the end to be attained.
, In all the movements of the artillery
s great care should be taken not to place
e them so that they shall in the least
rl impede the operations of the other
r .Washington, Aug 5.-The House
e bill authorizing the dismissal of gov
Sermuent officers was tabled. The
confiscation bill passed by a vote of
sixty against forty eight.
In the Senate the resolutions of
f the Maryland Legislature protesting
against the President's usurpation,
were read and ordered to be printed.
I A bill supplementary to the bill for
the protection of commerce passed.
The Senate confirmed the follow
ing Major Generals : McClellan,
Fremont, Dix and Banks.
r The Steamer Yankee has arrived
I at the navy yard. She was shot at,
the ball entering the engine room.
Bayard Clarke has been appointed
Brigadier Genral, and authorized to
a form a cavalry school.
A military force will be placed at
- Silver Lprings, Maryland, to protect
SF. P. Blair's property there.
The World says it is believed the
Southrons have abandoned the idea
of crossing the Potomac. They are
vigorously concentrating lower down,
and are establishing a line of defense
between Manassas and the Potomac.
They are certainly bringing large
forces from Mount Vernon south\vard,
and are increasing their batteries on
The members of Congress were
paid off one-fourth in gold and the
rest in treasury notes. The govern
menit employees will hereafter be paid
off in Treasury notes.
Wa.-hiinglon, Au:iutst 5-In the Se
nate Salsburyv novvd certain amend
ments to the Constitution looking to
the adjustm.nut of our difficulties.
which was voted down by a vote of
24 against 11. The confiscation bill
as amended by the House passed.
Jefierson City, _Mo. Aug 5--Gov.
Gamble (elected by the late Conven
tion) has proclainlwdl in all essential
respects sustaining Polks lr:logr:unne.
Says the Vicksburg Whig. from
the tenor of a dlispatclh received last
night, it alpears that a dituemilty oc
curred in I., uisvile,, in whlich Mr.
LEd ('rutclhfield, ain estimabhi. zegtntl
man of that city was se'rious!v in
jiured by a party led by one "l'T'm
Salvage, well known in police ci 'cles.
Th, affray gr .w out of (rutchfiehl
hurrahin, for .Jfil. I )avis.
1h1 Ninety-Third Iii-llhlnders, on
the eve of their departur, for New[
Orleans in" 1S14. were reviewed at
Portsmouth bv the t hike of Cumlnber
land, and made a magniticent display. 1
'IThey were oVer a tilhousand stron. I.
and were considered the best reg-i
ment in the lBritish service. Thev y
departed amid tilhe hurrmas ot' tl e peo- 1
ple, and the confident assurances ot'a
glorious career. In a few imonths af
terwards, about two huudred ragged,
diseased and wretched-looking crea
ix tures were landed in the same town,
gs and great was the surprise tind hor'
e- ror of the people to learn that this
n. -was the remnant of the magnificent
Id corps which had departed but a few
o- months before with such such bril
ie liant hopes and promises. .,Where
m were the others of this stalwart regi
ty ment-those gigantic Highlanders
re any one of whom was considered
d. the equal of three Americans? The
y historian of the great victory on the
3e plains of Chalmette can -answer this
st question. The poor old deformed
ir negro, who, with so solemn an air
points to the mysterious and desolate
spot near the swamp that girds that
famous field, where the grass is per
. mitted to grow undisturbed by the
ploughman, will tell in few and rude
we words the sad story of the doaghty
v- children of the mist. Of the thou
sand stout Highlanders who came
four thousand miles to desolate the
of coutry and destroy the lives of a
people, who had done them no harm,
f more than five hundred were depos
g ited in the cold, damp soil of Louisi
ana, and scores of others lingered
among us, with dreadful wounds,
l. gently and generously tended and
ir nursed by the very people whom they
had abandoned their homes to slaugh
ter and degrade. Among the slain
of this fine regiment were all their
, principal officers-their Colonel,
Lieut. Colonel, and Major,
d The affecting story of the 93d
t, Highlanders has been reproduced in
the war now waged against the South
by the reckless Yankee invaders, in
d the fate of the Fire Zouaves, of New
o York. They left their homes in
grand array, parading the streets amid
t the exultant shouts of the volatile
t people of their great city. Their
youthful and accomplished comman
der was the cynocure of all eyes, the
e idle of enthusiastic women, the envy
a and admiration of all high-spiritedi
E youth-and his gallant followers in
spired universal confidence by their
' manly bearing and their stalwart
e forms. Their appearance upon the
arena of conflict was hailed as one ot
e the great events of the campaign, thit
most encouraging manifestations ,:
the earnestness and determination v.
a the Northern people. Such was their
grand c(iebut in the grent drama.
e The three months of the enlistment
e of " the New York Pets " have near
ly expired. In a few days they re
turn to, their homes. lehold n,;w
their triumphal entry into the ci
which they cft amid such grand (l",
- monstratio,ns. Two hundred demi -
- alized, ragged, care-worn, desol:t:c
looking v-,ungm men now sneak back.
as the ftill representation of the sph::
*did corps which the "gallant E!' -
f worth" but a few weeks before ha'.
I marched tforth to victory, conqius-:. ,
and spoils. Tlhese are all that : r.
1if't of his eleven hundred. Thlhi
brilliant C(',,1,nol fell early in the c, -
ftict, and now his worthy sutcces,
I has followed him in the terrii,,
slaug,]tri at Manassas. In this
rnowf'l plight will the Fire Zouiv,
return to their friends and th,
houes. [lay their fate 'be 1-,"
not 't,,l y to them. h to all ,io 'r
i w,, s-tolir tilhemselve.s to he sd,:,
ilt~, th. i'kedt. uindertakin of ib:
ding and subduing a flree 1,p ,lh.
U--' At a late hour on Frm::.
evenlilig, wt ltlet, o tleth street a vowt
t[frm i eorgia, who anxiously in'l,
(? if" there was any chance for lhim,..
at that hour, to procure p"ss Pt 341 a
1assas for the next mtiorlninm'.S trna
I statini" that he' had left imOime
Wednesday, to take the place ot ,,
- of his brothers who had 1'alleu in m L
Slatttle of Suznda'. He :idde< t.,
lhe had lost ini this war. :inother I: -
er, whose place would also b. .
plied by a member of his famil.
Is the government at r\ashing,~t'
so infatuated as to believe in the p:-.
sibility of conquering sucth a ., I