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JY M' rrjV ft VOL. I. NEW BEEN, N. C, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1874. NO. 32 tontbmt Solar fWtvg. Kefir In this onlnmo we desire to publish such poetry as is commemorative of events which occurred tlnring the war, or of the sentiments and feelings of those who par ticipated in it, nml memorial sketches in terse of gallant officers ami men who fell it. buttle, or signally distinguished them selves. Our supply of poetry on hand is less than any other material, and wo re pectf all.v ask those who have such as is united to the purpose for which we de sign this column, to add to our small stock. North Carolina can boast of seve ral (ladies and gentlemen) who have poet ical talents of high order, and from them we should be pleased to hear at all tiroes. i IIYJIX FOIl Til K ARMY. Com, thou great Eternal .Spirit, Teach ua a'.l to do Thy will ; If w.tuffer, let nu bf.T it. Tracing aul adorirg till. To Thy threne wa corns cor fessiug Gailt and aiii.ayai'aHt thy law ; Yt by fa'th w claim thy bleating, Iu our country's risrlitsous cauea. CfiM our coviaselj. tiaab us mackaasa; Kep us always in tho right ; p nnr strength in all our weakness, lud suetaiu u through ths flUt. Lna-l our armios. never lot thm Slr.ke a nol!is. cruel blow; And when v-rgefu' f ea beset them, Oat'ur lsadera ?k"ll b.htow. Grant our loved cn-s Tl.y protection; 15: J Thy angelt guard noli life, A::d with Ktri .'cat c:rc:;mtpe;tion, Gai iathcm safely thi'uugU the Aght. Let cur hanners unydhited. Frfe fii-ra evr epot or 8tiu, VTav in t 'inxph.'ir.di utec, Ovpr all our jam doruain. I.t T'iy p.wer and thy kino" er.a Kaa.:h the heart f all our fi c, S.a :!i-:r malice cur thoir Vh:idi:ona A J t j ycaca their uunJ disixao. Tut if ::ic:ey cannot wake thfm Ti i-ni their Ureajua of war and hint; H'.y Thy jufctice overtake them. Let thm quickly Li: tiis ilu t. ADJUTANT tiEXKRAl'S BOOKS. We continue the publioalion this week of extract from the Adjutant General's Books. These Records are official, and though they go overground partly occu pied, they still will be read with much in terest by tho readers of Oru Living and Our Dead. We shall contiuue them till the entire record of that office is complete: Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh. May 14. 1801. I herewith enclose blank rolls for the purpose of having the men mustered into service as soon as possible. You will proceed to muster them into service for twelve months (unless sooner di:charged) and return the polls to this office. By order of the Governor: J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Blig. Gen. T. H. H.dmes, commanding Coast Defences, Wilmington, X. C. Adjutant General' Office, Rnleigh, May 14, 1371. Sir: Yours of tho 13; h tendering the service of the Cabarrus Ringer ha been received. 1 enclose you a circular of the outfit necesaury for a. compuny which should be conformed to a far as possible. S soon as jour company numbers 64 rauk and file you will foiuard to this office a rill of the officers and men, when commis sions will bo issued and further instruc tions given you. Anas cannot be issued until the company is mustered into ser vice. By order of the Guvoruor: J. F. Iloke, Adjutant Gtlieral. Capt. Unfits B irringer, Cab.mus Raugars, Concord, C. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 13, 180 1, Sir: You will detail Maj. Ivan;; to Su perintend the mustering ino the service the following companies: Leasbnrg Greys, Capt. liamb.iek, Milton Blues, Capt. Mitchell, 0;'k C.ty Guards, Capt. G. II. Farribau.lt. The companies have been ordered to be in readiness at their quarters to-morrow the loth lust. ;;t 11 o'clock. Respectfully, Your A. servant, J. F. Hoke, Adjutant Ge'.HU a'. Col. D. II, Hill, commanding C i:up of Instruction, Raleigh, X. C, Ou cur country's hry aUar, :r.y It-arcs now ara buun l; fiworueaic gl'ateuin voice fitr- May as'jfher r:t:n !. found. .V :'.'.v'f hif J-'it'hrr .'yni'i Lecture ' lh" S'Ai'fit r Mmtnrirafxnd 7Va dUiung.' Aal fiha'l w f r6'ot theta, tho .true and tho Lrnte. Who 1 f.r our cuntry iu i a tie: Yih i died t!: l iLtt of our nweet la: d to are 'Jul the hii A u( war'a flald aad its r:tl. The ntarn lot.k in silence nou the bare sod, A.i d each twiiikle'n a tcur drop rf love , F r dear and braveapirit that hat r.asaad to it-God. And w;,a; it I i hre abave. T'..e tyrant may threaten, tke chiiiuH may be riv.-n. we to dr.rk prisons consigned, B.K will the lore of thoae door onu ia llaa- Lika ths ivr, around n bs twinod. Th4 lips may he ailent, no words may be spoken, Tbs tongue b as quiet as the dying of day, lir. D'll! to th9 heart will coma every token. To roraiud us of th jsa who once woro ths Gray T. i f ah of the noonday may shine- all around The chvrknes? of night may lull via to elep, Vet still ia our breast the maniory which bound u. Will in light or in darkneaa, ita viyil e'er keep. Tr i;h rartyr who calmly in death now repose, WitU never a sii;n to mirk his last bed, V:l! grow i:j ourhe:rt the sweeteHt of rotsos, i tThot!e perfame shall ersr bo over his head. Ad oft in our dreami, when fleih-life has van-inlicd- And when mihtn of tho unreal hear us away, Wc ciaxp to cur breast, the one who thought ban ihhed And cling fo n!ly to him who left ua iu Gray. . Ea-h strike of opprerfiou but bind us the near er. To ho;-s which wore e'ea as the air which wo bieaihed Ard a they departed were dearer and dearer, To each Southern heart that bo fondly believed. Though their' footstep bavo ceased and their 'miles Lave departed ; Tho hght of t'.;eir eyes faded ever from view, fondly recall what the true and brave hearted. For Liberty's Cause attempted to do. Taeir bones make the shrino around which wo cluster. Their blood is tho eil which like incenp.e is gircn Around tLat dear shrine in ipirit we chaster. And waft UU our pr; ra the offering to Heaven. Adjutant General's Office, Kak-igli, May lf, bStJI. Col. D. II. Hill comiiian.liiig Cauip uf lu Htruction, ItiUfigli, X. C ; Sir: You will posjtone musteriug in tlitj Fayetteville Independent Ij'giit Infan try, Capt. Huske, until further order. Very respectfully. Your o'ot, srvan, J, I', iloke. A lj. General. Adjutant (Jenepil's Office, Ibdeigli, M :y 15, lSol. Capt. YvT. T. larsh, cjonimaiiiiiij.r Pamlico Bilb s, S ui:i Creek, Beaufor:. Co, N". C,: Sir: In reply to ywiir letti-r of the i:Uh in..t. 3 e.re infoitned th:it you can have four wsvords, frn tin? lot i;ierred to, for the use of tne officers of your company, and he remainder must be forwarded to iluleigu Very respect full j", Your obt. servniit, J. F. Hoke, Adj. Ganeral. Adjutant General's Office, Baleigh, May 15, ISol. Cpt. K. D. Suend, Johitat'tu Volunteers, Wmitldieid, X. C. : Sir: In reply to your letter of the 13 h you are informed that your company must await orders until the Governor returns, when co u missions will be issued. Very respectfully, Your obt, servant, Signed J. F. Hoke, Adjt. General. Adjutant General's Office, Kileigh, May 15, 1301. Capt. L. L. Clements, Bulletin Volunteers. Hamilton, N. C. : Sir; In reply to your letter of the 12th you are informed that arm have been ent to tho care of Col. Morris, from Fay etteville, lam respectfully yours, J. F. Hoke, Adj. Gen. 01 ! no'er will be lost that dearost best treasure, And every '-to-morrow" 'II be another to-day. A wo ever look back with sorrowfnl pleasure a the memory of all who o'er wre the Gray. 7e cloud may be daik acd in giocm may en iiro4 UB 1 let still fair kove them there floats ray, Tjs one of the dreams that often times crowd us, Tib the spirit $f Jum why d,i?d, i9 the Gray. Adjutant General's Office, May 15,' 1S61. Sir: Your letter of the 13th int. was received. You will not move your compa ny until you receive orders. The rut. on ia composed as follows, v.'z: Three-fourths of a pound of porw or ba con, or 'ne and a fourth pounds of frewh or Rait beef; eighteen ovvnees of brejd or Hour, or twelve ounces of hard loread, or one and n ftnirtlis pounds corn u.ca!; and the rate to one hundred rations of eiht quarts of peas or beans, or iu lieu thereof, ten pounds of rice; is pound colTee, twelre pounds sugar; four quarts of vine gar; one and a half pouuds of tallow, or one and a fourth pounds adamantine, or one pound spepu candleu; four pouuds of soap jind two qu irtsof salt. You will buy the Hour and have the uh'-at brer.d b;iked at the. bakers. You vull when ueciSMU-y employ a phy siciau. Very iespeetfully, Y'our obt, servant, J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Capt. E. M. Ferris, Charlotte, N. C. Adjutant General's Office, llaleigh, May 15, 1SG1. Col 1). II. Hill, commanding Camp of In struction, Ualeigh, N, C: Sir: Tho bullet mould referred to in yours of yo.storday's date 4re being made iu Fayetteville and are expected 3oou. The bayonet scabbard. Uud eurtrj.vjge . boxes are now being prepared. The Id a bnelit ; ummnuitioii will be here to-duv or to.murr row. I am respectfully, Your obt. serrart, J. J, Hoke, Adj. GenjraJ. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 15, 1861, Ool. D, H. Hill, commanding camp of In struction, Raleigh, N. C. : Sio: Be pleased to furnish the Black Mountain Boys from Yancey county with quarters at the Camp under your com mand. Very respectfully, Your obt. servant, R. H. Riddick, Asst. Adj. Gen. Adjutant General's Office, R deigh. May 10. 1861. Capt. W. C. Brown, Brovrustou, Davidson county. X. C. : Sir: Yours of the 12th has been re ceived; You will have the arras referred to boxed up and Fen to Raleigh. Direct them to the Adjutant. General's office. By order of the Governor: J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh. May 15, 1801. Col. D. H. Hill, commanding Camp of In struction, Raleigh, N. C. : Colanei: You will discharge, honora bly. Privates John B. Grier and Zenas H. McQuay of the Randalsburg Rifles, (Capt. Erwin.) Their application, and the certificate of thesurgeon being deomed sufilcieut cause for a discharge. By order of tho Governor J. F. Hoke, Adjutant General. Camp of Instruction, Onrysbnrg, X. C. May 16, 18'il. General: -I have the honor to ttate that in obedience to instructions from the Governor, an election whs held by com missioned officers here to-day for the elec tion of Colonel, L eutenant Colonel and Major, for a regiment composed of the foU lowing companies; Warrentou Guards, Granville Grays, Halifax L'ghtlufantry.Cle.iveland Guards. C.tuwba Rilles, Duplin Rifles, Nash Boys, Warrentou Rifles, Towusviile Guards, JjUtn barton Guard?, with the following re sult: For Colonel Solomon Williams, 32. F r Lieut. ColonelEd. Cautwell. 2?; W. J. Grven, 9, For Major A. W. Burton, 18; Paul Fa l son, 12 The 2d yeginient will move very soon aud the capg will have to answer both reg iments. Very Respectfully, Your ob'dt sert., J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gen. . Adjutaut General's Office, Raleigh, May 17, U01. Capt. Ramsey; You are commanded to have boxed the Light Artillery awords and have them for warded to this office by express. The swords are needed for the service of the troops in the Held, and os you were the last in the command of the Light Artillery company, you are tho proper person to wijom tho o?der oiiht to be addressed. By order of the. Governor, J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gea. W. D. Hoke, IVr-der, Lt. Col. Comdg. Adjutant Gueral, Raleigh, To 1. F. X. C. Officers commissioned as per above date. Adjutant General'? OfiKV, Rih igh, Mav 16 1SK1. Col. Thos. Williams, Yadkinvilh: X. C: Sir: In your reply of the 11th iut. you are informed th.it comminution cannot Ikj ;s3tied for mil.t a oaiCv-rs uu;il thoae for active aerviee uie attended to. Jl"HpeeifulIy, Your oht. serva t, R, H. Ruhliek. Ast. Adj. Gen. Head Qrs, Adjt. Genl's Office, RaleighfiMav 1, 1SG1. Cpt. J, W. Le, Ralrigh. X. C. : Sir: You are heieby ordered to muster into thy service tho following companies, via: Cieaveiand Guard. Yancejville Grays, Catawba Riflt-saud Blaek Mountain Boys. Blanks f jf thitk purpose are herewith enclosed. By order of the Governor: J. F, Hoke, Adj. Gcueral. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 16, 1861. Special Orders, Colonel: .The Riuuals Xo. 5. burg Rifles, Capt. Er win, not having the number of men re quired by law aie detached from the flrst regiment and the Favetteville Indepen dent Light Infantry, Capt. Huske, are or dered to supply their place, and will take the same position in the regiment occu pied by that company. M- j. Lane is detucned as mustering of. ficer to muster into the service of the State the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry. The La Fayette Light Infantry, Capt. Star; the Fayetteville Independent L'ght Infantry, Cap.. Huske; and the Southern Stais. Capt. Hoke, will leave for Rich mond, Va., ou Siturdwy morning, and will J have tvxo davs rations of meat ami bread for each member of the corn pun v. The remaining companies of the regiment will move for the same point ou Monday or Tuesday next and wdi have a like bupply of provisions prepaied. By order of tho Governor, J. F. no ke. Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, R dt igh, .May IU, 1861. Viefoi C. Rarringer, Esq.: You are authorized to appoint a suita ble person to superintend tWe collection of any und all the arms belouging to the State of North Carolina (in your county) aud have the same securely boxed ami for wa d -d to the office of the Adjutant Gcjer aU: this p ace. By order of the Governor: J. F. Iloke, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 16. 186J. Capt. T. L. Skinner, Albemarle Guards, Eden ton, X. C, S;r: Yours of the 15th, with Roll of vour company huj been received aud your company accepted. Keep up your drill aud awu;t further orders. Very re&pectfnll v. Your ob'dt sei'vt. , J. F. Hoke, Ad jt Gen. Adjutaut General's Office, Raleigh, May 17, 1861. Ool. Solomon Williams, Com'dg 2d regN meut volunteers, Raleigh, X. C. You will cause an election to be had in the company of your regiment known as the Cieaveland Guards to till the vacaucy of Captain, csed by the promotion of Major A. W. Burton. Ycu will report the renult to this office. By order of the Governor, J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt. Gen. Raleigh, May 17, 18S1. Gen. Hoko: Issue orders for two companies fit Green ville to proceed to Xewbern. Gen. Siu gletary will give you particular informa tion about them. John W. Ellis. (Copy.) Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 17. 1861. Col. Ij. O'B. Branch, Quartermaster Gen eral, Raleigh, X. C. Ou the 18lh Hint. I will move from the J Camp of Instruction, near Raleigh, three companies of the 1st regiment of volun teers to Richmond, and will need trans portation for ihem. On Munday the 29th inst. seven compa nies of the same regiment will leave the Camp of Instruction for the same point and will need transportation, which you will please have iu readiness-. I need to-day wagons to remove muni tions of war and company accoutrements from Raleigh to the Camp of Instruction, which you will please furnish. The Southern Stars are at new Baptist chiuvh and nyUI move Saturday. Very respectfully, Your oh'dt sei'vt., J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gen. Adjutant General's Office, RileiIi, Muy 17, 1861. Geu. Hoke: Allow Captains of the 1st regiment volunteers to have each a pitol. John W, Ellis, of Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, Mav 17, 1861. Col. D. H. II II, Com'dg Camp of In struction, Raleigh, X. C. Sir: -1 heiewith send you one keg and eight boxes, 13,6-10 musket ball cartridges: oue box, 1,000 percussion cartridge miu:e onus tor ritie muskets, one box, SJj.OOQ percu iaiou caps. Very respectfully, Your ob'dt ser'vt., J. F. Soke, Adjt Geo. Cd. Pen.Ur, Weldon, X. U. Sir: In repiy to your letter of the 11th, I have to state that, I have submitted your requ. st to the Governor, ami he has in structed me to say that lie wishes you to remain iu command of the camp. If you are relieved the cmp will have to be bro ken up. The regiment will move to Vir ginia in a few days abd the Colonel of the regiment will have no authority over the camp ar.d will be routined merely to the organization of his own regiment. The arms will be issued to you as soon as 1 get the 1st regiment vif. Very iespeetfully, Your ob'dt sei'vt., J. F. Hoke. Ad'jt. Gen. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 17, 1861. Mr, Tuomas Brem; I wish you to sec if you can have a large quantity of cartridge t oxes with cap box attached, shoulder strap for tho cartridge boxes and waist belts. The cartridge boxes mut havo tin ap paratus to hold 48 rounds. If this oan be iloin at not exceeding Ave dollars and Hfty cents, or as much smaller sum as can be contracted for. and you can contract to de liver iy large quantities in a short time, I will ask you to make a coi i:a.ci f r live thousand, on the credit of t.ie Stnto to be paid for on delivery, I am respectfully. Your ohd't serv't., J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gen. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, Mav 17, 1861. Capt. W. W. Kirkland, C. S. Infantry, Rdeigh, X, C. S r; You are assigned to take the com mand of the Camp of Instruction, neur Rdeigh, and will enter upon the duties thereof as soon as Col. Lee shall leave for Virginia. Yon will adso have embraced iu the command the troops stationed in the city of Raleigh. By order of the Governor, J. F. Hoke. Ad'jt Gen. Adjutant General's Officp, Ll deigh, May IS, 1861. Capt. Geo, E- B. Smgletary, Greenville, X. C. Sir: You will proceed with the company under your command to Xewbern, X. C, aud report for duty to Brig, Gen. Holmes. By order ol the Governor; J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gen. Adjutant Genrral's Office, Rdeigh, May 17, 1861. Capt. W. W. Movril, Greenviile, X. C. Sir; Yoa will proceed with the com pany under your command as no cm as ready, to Xewbern, X. C, and report for duty to Brig. Gen. Holmes. By order of the Governor, J. F. Hoke. Ad'jt Gen. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, Mav 18, 1861. Lt. Col. C. C. Lee. Com'dg Camp of In struction, Raleigh. , C. Sir;-r-The muster rolls of the 1st regi ment are required to make out the rolls by which to pay the ujen the bounty due then), and you will please forward those not heretofore sent, viz: Capt. McDowell, Buncombe Rifles. Will ams, Jlomtes Xti Rifles. Adjutant General's Office. Raleigh, May 18, 1S6T. General : The Governor directs me to say that when it can be done without in jury to the servioe, that you will permit the Cabarrus companies to be quartered near eaoh other, and that you direct your Quartermaster if they are required to re rrittiu on tbe beach "to so prepare their quarters as to keep them well protected from the inolement weather. It is desirable also that you strictly en J foroe the order requiring "all soldiers to ( remain at their posts. aid that but few furloughs be given to pass from the forts to the town of Wilmington, In a former letter the Governor requested the informa tion, what number of pistols were detained at Wilmington from tha supply handed ev er to Gen. Whiting from DeRossett L Brown. I am respectfully, your obt. svt,, J, F. Hoke, Adj. General. Brig, Gon. T. II. Holmes, Wilmington, Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 18, 181. Col. Solomon Williams, Sir : You are hereby commanded to proceed to Richmond from Garysburg on next Thursday, 23rd instant, with the fol lowing companies : Warrentou Guards, Granville Greys, Halifax Light Infantry, Xrash Doys, arrentou Rifles and Towns vide Guards. You will move also to Richmond on Fri day, 2Rh instant, the Cieaveland Guards, Catawba Rifles, Duplin Rifles and Lum berton Guards. By order of the Governor. J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt. Geu. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 18, 1861. ) Colonel : I herewith transmit for the consideration of His Excellency the Gov ernor, the letter of Col. Elwood Morris. I can also state that I am informed that there are two pieces of line artillery at or near Elizabeth City belonging to the Stale, and that the same can bo appropriated for the coast defences. Very respectfully, yr. obt. svt., J. F. Iloke, Adj. General. Col. Warren Winslow. President Military Board, Raleigh, X. C. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh. May 18, 1861. Col. Sol. Williams, Regt. X. C Volunteers, Sir : The orders for the movement of your regiment are sent per herewith, and it will be necessary to have the full force of your men to supply them with arms. I think that some of your men at the Cnuip J of Instruction are already armed, and ra ly need a fow to complete tho compliment. It will require an early requisition on mc to get tho transportation in time for Wel don. I am sir, respectfully, yr. obt. svt. J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Mav 19, 1861. Col. L. O'B. Branch, Q. M, General, Ral eigh, X. C. Colonel : Transportation is required to convey Hfty boxes muskets from the State Arsenal, Raleigh, to Garysburg to-day. Transportation is required for four hun dred men from Garysburg, Northampton county, to Richmond, Va., on Thursday, 23d of May. Transportation is required for four hundred men from the Camp of of Instruction, Raleigh, to Richmond, Va., on Friday, tho 21th day of May. By order of the Governor. J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 19, 161. Special Order, ) No. Capt, W. W. Kirkland, Confederate Stites Infantry, is assigned to the command of the droops quartered with in the limits of the city and of the Camp of Instruction near thj city, with rink of Lieut. Colonel. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly. This order to take effect from the 21st instant. By order of the Governor : J. F. Ilokr, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 20, 1861. The commanding officer of the Towus viile Guard will report with his company, on Wednesday, the 22d instant, to the com manding officer at Weldon, X. C. The company will proceed to Richmond, on Thursday, 23d instant. By order of the Governor ; J. F. noke, Ad'jt Gen. Adjutant General's Offic?, Raleigh, M?.y 20, 3861. Dr. E. Burke Haywood, You are assigned to the Camp of In struction near Raleigh, as Chief Surgeon with the assimilate rank of Major, and will be respected and obeyed accordingly. By order of the Governor : J. F. Hoke, Adjt. General. 3i isci:i i.AXEors. The Illinois Lecislature has passed a eoropulory education law. The Legisla ture of Iowa is considering a similar measure. Ross, Char:otte Grejs, Avery. Burke Rifles, ' Starr, Lafayette L. Infantry, ' Atdae, Orange L. Infantry. If the originals are no; at the camp yon will requiret he Captains toseud duplicates. Very respectfully. Your obd't serv't., J. F. Bok Ad'j Gen. A rumor nas open maue current that the Ashantee King wisher to accept the olive branch of peace at the hands of the En glish government. An association is proposed in each j Southern State for the purpose of pension ing Confedaiate soldiers. The plan for raising the money is by lottery- "What would become of us if the brake was to givo way ?" exclaimed a nervous lady, as the car in which she was riding was going down a hteep deoliue. Thct would depend entirely upon bow yon have lived iu this world," vua the consoling answer of the conductor. The San Francisco Bulletin aaya there are two or three thousand outlaws in tho mountains of California who live by rob Lery and violence. They occasionally make a raid on some villege and strip it of valuables. They are quite secure from arrest in their mountain fastnesses. Georgia Grangers lirre organized a com pany for the f hiiment of cotton to Liver- ! p: cl rithout th iatn?3tiC5 ci brokers . t An Aeeonnt of the) Yovnse l'rnm m IlAttern to Mew York, Taken From the Diary oTaa Ofllrer who a Taken Prisoner at the (all of Ikal Foat. Coii tinned. ARBIVE AT NHW TOBI. Monday, Sept. 2. 1SC1.- The voyage at tea throughout was as delightful as could be. There as but little swell on the ocean the ship nas almott Motionless no one wt sea sick, aud the temptratnra was charming. Saving that we were pris oners undeigoing a gilded slavery, we had nothiug to complain of. A Hue band of muaie assuubled ut sunset every afternoon on the poop deck, ar.d performed fine pieccr, even Dixie, as a special compli ment to u. Early on Monday morning we fonud ourselves off the Highlands cf Xeversink. Breakfast over, we were all ou deck, even to tLe men, ou the lookout. It was a new sight to niapy, most of them, who had never before beeu thirty mile from home. Passing through the Narrows, wehalt-d off Fort La Fayette au4 learned that there ms uo room to .receive us. We ateamed majestically up tho beauti Bay of New York, aud came to anchor off the Battery near the entrano. ta the North river. Our arrival had been announced iu the city and steamboats passed ut crowded with ecger, excited aud enthusiastic spec tators, who made t'ie welkin ring with thtir cheers. Hundred of row boats pas sed around the vessel, the passengers ea ger to catch a gli;upso of tho "secession isti." One of the boats contained two of my acquaintances and friends, with whom I conversed over the taffrail, Thus. Telfair aud Richard Dcmill. As we passed the U. K. Sloop of war Cumberland, the two ships saluted each other. SfSI'KNSX. Once at anchor, w were iven to under. stand that Commodore Striughtu had to confer with the Administration ut Wash ingtou as to what disposal kht.uld be made of us, before we could leave the ship. We wailed patiently all the afternoon, but ro ceived no tiding. The Commodore went to New York, aud did not return. It was known that there wan soaie difficulty iu Hndincr room for wo many, but that was all. The day wore away, we becamo tired of looking af. the city", the vit-ielg, tho bo.ts and the ba, and slept the first liight as we had htrttofoie, withiu the screea of c.-uivuss o.i the gnu deck, without know ing our fate. During the day Cat. Clements received a note from W. .V J. Bryee, of New York, formerly Wm. Bryee &,'o. , asking for me, and offering to serve us in any way. This was comforting as we needed friends, and wcroin want of almost everything. Tuesday, Sept. 3. This day was spent on shipboard again, in the buy of Xew York. We heard all sorti of rumors as to where wa were to be taken. Oue was that wo were to be confined on u ship off the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and that the ship's carpenter had jrono to aid in fitting he r up for our reception. Towards the after noon, ono of the otliuers told t;s we were to go to Bedloe's IfdaJid, whieh is 4 grsj, shaded spot in the Bay, wwll fortified. Wo therefore looked upon" this as our tuturu home. We received th? New York papers to day, filled with the rnot extravagant ac counU of the capture of the Forts, and greatly exaggerating its importance. These accounts did not do us justice of course. The Tribune contained a list of all tho offi cers and men, obtained from the Commo dore's secretary I suppose. Mr. J. Bryee of th.. firm of W. J, Bryee, came on board and asked (or Capt. Clements, Lieut. Shaw, John Voiin, my self and others, and offered to aid us in any way. The sequel will show that we availed ourselves of his proffered kindness. Visitors wnre generally forbidden the diip, and this was an exceptional cave. Other friends sough. t admittance but were re fused. The officers rigidly excluded all reporters of the press, and Feeined to liavo no me for them. The tid the rule adopted refusing to admit visitors, was as much for our protretion as for their own. There wai, certainly, great auxiety to get a sight at us. The'shore near the Castlo Garden was bned with spectators, aud ev ery steamboat that passed was crowded with eiger gazer. Wednesday, Sept. 4 We were notified this morning to be in rwadine to embark for iJedloft'e Island at o'c lock. At that hour a steamer was a'ong side, and took half the men to that place. An other steamer received the residue of us, including the officer. Our parting with the officers of tho Min nesola was polite, cordial and almost touch ing. They had treated us with kindliest, and we wee iu a situation to appreciate it. I shall feel grateful to some of them through life. They waived an adiu as w left. We steamed towards Bdloe's Island, and were met by boat (steamer) half way, aud our direction changed to Governors Inland. We were directed to Bedlee'ri bv mistake it iri!, and an order was tent thre t direct the others way. ror.T touauii anij castle wilham, oov. JRNCU S ILANIi. While at suchor in the lv, the privates ar:d officers, in rnv hearing, mted to Governor's Iland, with th r xpreM n f a wish, that we might be i-:it to th s beautiful spot. They did not autieipnt at the tiir.e that their wishes were to b realiz d. We landed at th -fth&rfl etweea ten an eleven o lock, and the mfii n formed in companies in two ranks j,d marched tt Castle Williams, a round wosk threa storie high, near the wttr, on th 1:01th wet of the 1-dand. a promiuant djeot in the scenery around the Bay Jl lew Yott but not a very prejosssi!ig one. The officers were all marched up to the, interior of Fort Columbus, which ia m the ulterior of the Island. It i a Bastion, built oigranilc, Muronn. d with a moat fifty fet wide. Around and outtddo tho moat is a couuteraearp or breastwork, and outwatds from thi is a glacis, Leantifullr turfed with blue grass. In the interior of the works arc foa?