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VOLUME II fCAMDEN, SO. CA., FRIDAY, MARCH 6~1863. NUMBER 19
f t)c Camden (Confederate,
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FltlDAl, 1YIARCII 6, 1S63.
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Tho timo of departing from each of the above named
luiii-us nuvu nut uucn ciinngcu, anil will continue as
heretofore, until further notice
The following negro property was sold on Monday
last, by J. \V. P. McKacan, auctioneer, at the estate
sale of the late C. Matiirson, Esq.:
1 m;?i 50 years old, $700; woman and daughter,
$1850; woman and three children; *2150; woman and
two children, $3025; boy 21 years, $1960; boy 26
years, $ 1950.
futfliiiff. Humiliation jnui Prayer.
President Davis, has set apart Friday, the twentyseventh
in St., as a day of fasting, humiliation and
prayer. And calls on all the good citizens of these
Confederate States to repair on thai day to their several
places of public worship, and to join in prayer to
Almighty God that lie will continue His merciful protection
over ourejiusn that ho will co>u<-o?a,.? ?
_ _ _ , ? - . .v. .. ..i . > ?? . v ? \mi- VUVUIllUi!
unci set nt naught thoir evil designs, and that He wilj
graciously restore to our beloved country the blessings
of peaco and security.
I^iucoInN Winter rainpai^i!.
Lincoln's winter campaign lor the subjugation of
the South closed on the 28t.h ult. Not a solitary
promise with which it was inaugurated has been redeemed.
Ingloriously balked nt Fredericksburg, cheeked,
crippled and thwarted at Mursfreesboro, and knocked
into everlasting smash at Vicksburg, it has proveu
a costly, stupendous and most ridiculous failure. With
an arm}', already outnumbering our own, increased by
the addition of six hundred thousand nieu, with a Navy
which they boasted was superior in number and !
armament to any that ever floated on the bosom of the
dooi). tllrt Jilmlilwin rtAt?a?niv.n?k I "
, , >1U1VI IIIMCIIlr HUB I1UI/ SII1CO mc nrsi
day of December last advanced one lino or inch on the
road to success. How much better oft' are we to-day
than the most hopeful among us, six months ago, supposed
wo would be? Why ho would have been sot
down as a crasy enthusiast who, at that time had uttered
a prediction in accordance with present fact.
Homos desolated, cities bombarded and burnt, plantations
la hi wast and monuments of human bones to
commemorate triumph of abolitionism?were matters
o! gem ral apprehension. None of these have wo
seen. On the contrary the enemy has all along and is
now held (irmly at bay. Our gallant army lias improved
in efticeucy and numbers; while theirs has been
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uj uuiuat ana aesertion. Division lias, to
some extent at least demoralized their cause, while
c ity and the moral energy of right have thrown
around ours the panoply and the shield of invieibility
Is not the present a fitting season for a national thanks
giving to tho Almighty Ruler who has thus given our
struggling Confederacy such abundant proofs of His
With tho addition of at least 500.000.000 dollars to
tho resources of their treasury, says the Richmond
Examiner, there is no impediment to tho Washington
Government from continueing the war. on the present
gigantic scale, for another season; and if the effect of
thoir conscription bill wero only to keep in the field
tlio troops that would otherwise soon be disbandedthe
prosecution of tho war for at loast another year,
would be ensured. It becomes tho South, therefore,
to dismiss all thought of ponco, and to prepare for resist
ing the most formidable, bocauso the most desporato,
onset that wo have yet had to sustain from tho
baffled and exasperated, but none the less determined
Lincoln Supreme Ruler.
Throe important measures, says tl? Carolinian, are
now before the Federal Congress, tlio passago of which*
will of courso occur, as they have been caucussod upon
by the Abolition leaders, that will invest Lincoln wit^
; a power more to be feared by those who may acknowledge
his Government than that of an absolute monarch.
Theso are, first, the bill giving him power to
suspend the writ of habeas corpus, which will give him
full control of the persons of all within his dominions;
second, the militia bill, which proposes to placo under
liin pnntrnl tl\n wlmln mJlii ~- 1 ? 1
...u ?v..v/ i<uviv iiiinviu tuiuu ui me country aim
the sword entirely under his hands; and third, the
financial scheme, which will give him the purse. We
have no doubt of the passage of all three propositions
beforo the final adjournment of tho venal Congress now
in session, whose legal existence close on the 4th inst.
They are the means by which the more dominant party
expect to continue their power after they retireWith
those grants Abolition legislation will be no
longer necessary, and conservative legislation will be
a nullity. Any act of the latter to restrict the action
of the President can easily be silenced by the veto,
and the sword and purse continue to be used, without
i hindrance, to complete the ambitious schemes of the j
would-be autocrat and h is followers. The army, the I
navy, and the treasury, will be under tho absolute and !
unlimited control of Lincoln ; he will have absolute |
power to force his armies every man whom he pleases, j
and incarcerate in his bastiles everyone who presumes
to oilier with him, nndifreedom of speech and of tho j
press can be restrained at pleasure, with as much fa* j
cility as can freedom ol tho person. Ilis people will j
: then learn how much of theit own liberty has been I
i lost by their blindly aiding hitn to secure that of tho !
i negro, and that, too, when it is too lato.
A IfhiKl.from Bceclier
| The Independent Henry Ward lleecher's paper, and |
I 0110 of the official orgaus.of AW H. Seward, _ has the
following sentiments in a late issue:
The interval between the dostruction'and^ the salvation
of the Republic is measured by two ste: s: one
; is emancipation,^the other military success. Tho'lirst
is taken, the other delays. How is it to be achieved? j
There is but one answer: by the ncgrol
They (the negroes) are the forelorn hope of the Re- j
public. They arc the last safe-keepers of the cause. I
I We must make alliance w-iili tliom r?r #\nt- i t...~ !
ccss is imperiled.
Congress es in dispute over a 1 till to arm and equip !
one hundred and lifty. thousand negroes to serve in j
the war. Let itstop'the dona.e. The case.is settled; j
the problem is solved; the argument is done; let the I
recruiting sergeants beat the drum! the next levy of
I troops must not be made in the North, but on the
j plantations. Marshal them into line by regiments and ;
brigades! The men that have nicked cotton must, i
now pick flint-! Gather tiie great third army! For
two years Government has been searching in an en;
eniy's country for a path for victory; only the negro
can find it? Give him a gun and bayonet, and let
him point the way! The future is fair. God and the j
negro arc to save the republic!
If all tho objurgations of the English language were j
; concentrated in one firo and brimstone paragraph.
; they would not be strong enough to apply to the inliu'
man being wlioimpenned the above. Comment, there|
fore, is out of the question. Wo must invent another
I language for our lieud.s. The nresent was intended
| for man.
Instruction of tlic Steamer Nashville. \
Savannah, February 28.?The Nashville, in com- !
ing up tho < igeecheo last night, grtmnded on a sandbar
above Fort McAlister, and was discovered this ;
morning by the enemy's fieet. An iron-clad opened I
fire across the marsh at tho Nashville at 7,30, and con- \
j tinned till 10, when an incendiary shell struck the
j Nashville, setting hor on (ire, and she is now a total
j wreck. The fort lired upon the iron-clad, hitting her
three times. Other gunboats from tho fleet shelled
fort, doing no damage.
Ciiaiilkston and Savaxxaii.?Tho New York
Commercial Advertiser says the assault on these
places will be more like a protracted siege thau an
overwhelming attack. Tho Charleston and Savannah
channels liavo been planted with torpedos, and obstructions
placed therein, so that tho torpedos failing
to accomplish their mission, tho vessels will be held
under firo long enough to seriously Cripplo them. If
F ort McAlistor i3 a specimen, wo may pause before wo
j contemplate an ? asy victory. That fort is now plated
untl imnf?nnf*r\ Ihn ~ ? * ? Al
I ....v. ?W Ills iuuuuumtH SIJUL its U10 >)IOU
j tank is to that of the fort. Above the fort is lined
j with obstructions and torpedoa which prevent ironI
triads from successfully passing the riror. Until the
torpedos and obstructions are removed, the iron-clnds
cannot bo made effective, and these cannot bo removed
while the lort remains.
The dcfeucos of Charleston are represented as equally
elaborate as those of Savanna;). The attack upon
these places will bo a severe one, and a victory, if
gained, will bo dearly purchasod.
A Tbni>kr Fry.?In Greenwich, it. I., Csiear Clnrk?
ono hundred yours old, was married lately to Betsy
Fry, a damsel of seventy.
Highly Important from Savummli.
ANOTHER ATTACK ON GENESIS POINT?THE MONITORS
AT WORK?EIGHT HOURS INCESSANT BOMDARDMKNT?
TIIE ENEMY WITHDRAWS, BAFFLED.
RlViVVHI \famli O " ? I'l? 1
........ii, univil ?? IU. 1IIU fUVIllJf UpCllUU
the attack on Fort McAlister, at Genesis Point, at
8:30 this morning. Three iron-dads and two mortar
boats are keeping lip a constant lire upon the fort.
An eight-inch columbiad in the fort has been dismounted.
The only casualties 011 our side, thus far, are two
men slightly wounded. The tiring continues very
Savaxxaii, 9 ]). m.?The three iron-clads ceased
fire at 4:20 p. in., and drew oil*. Apparently, they are
receiving amunition for a renewal of tho attack tomorrow.
Tho carriage of an eight-inch Columbiad was destroyed
by one of tho enemy's shots. It will be replaced
Tho garrison, as heretofore, behaved nobly.
Omkxs op Peacb.?A correspondent of the Floridinn
and Sentinel, writing from Fredericksburg, gives
the following singular freak of nature a place in his
letter, lie says:
While speaking of peace there is a legend connected
with a spring near Fredericksburg, which I will
relate for the benefit of tho curious: According to
tradition, this spring was discovered running three
months llpforA tho faunlntinimr.. t'l'?
?..V .Vfviuuviiuij n ill, XIIIIHUUlll.S
bcforo n treaty of peace it dried up and ceased to run.
It commenced running again before the war of 181'2
and three months before its close, as in the revolutionary
war, it again dried up, and*80 with the Mexican
war. Three month belore the fall of Fort Sumter it
commenced runninganda short time since dried up.
I give for my author an aged man, who was born and
is living near the spring and who has considerable
property, and offers to bet it all that wo will have
peace in three months from the drying up of the
Tiioum.k ix the Yankee Came.? A fow days ago
our pickets beyond Tullahoma heard heavy firing in
the direction of Mnrfrosbero. A deserter soon after
came in and related the cause of the firing. This
deserter said that the Republicans and Democrats in
the Federal army became engaged in a dispute about
the holding of tho Convention in Louisville, Ky., and
from words the parties went to blows with the fist;
thence to pistols and muskets; when, finally, Rosecrans
ordered out artillery to ijuell the disturbance.
~r .i._ t.i_a 1 .<
? v uivioioimui uiu rcuurni army uius uccamo enengaged,
and fought each other for the length of time
specified above with cannon. Two hundred and fifty
were killed, and a Large number wounded. We give
the repot t for what it is worth, hoping it may prove
British Ships in* tiieGulf.?There are now no less
than forty British ships of war iu or near the Gulf
from a line of battle ship to the smallest despatch
boat, including eleven heavy first class frigates all
carrying the Armstrong gun, which will send a ball
through a target nearly six miles. The whole of the
force is arranged so as lo bo concentrated, if necessary,
at any point in the Gulf within twelve or fourteen
Reported Capture of tub Bijookly.v.?The Vicksburg
Whig says: "Wo have information, which comes
through a well known gentleman from New Orleans,
that General Maorudf.k captured the famous Yankee
man-of-war Brooklyn, off Galveston, a short time since.
She grounded, and while her crew were in the act of
shilling ilia guns to get her off, Magruder sent out
his mosquito fleet and boarded her. This news was
credited in New Orleans."
"Let our public men hiss the shadow of repudiation.
Our subjugation would be the involuntary result of
foreign violence; repudiation would bo evidenco of
voluntary, innate want of principlo. Let every Southern
statesman and citizen adopt the languago, "I understand
not tho idea of repudiation!" Let us hate it
worse than Yankee tyranny, for the latter would be
our misfortune, and the former our crime."
How to StRAk1htkv a WKfifinn'a wnnr tl.o
York Tribune states Hint Fred Douglas gave a lecture
or speech at tho Cooper Institute, in Now York, on
Friday night, on the President's Proclamation.
Among other things lie said: "Since tho uttering of
that proclamation I have grown taller and folt whiter
and comb my hair with less difliculty."
"Good Ego."?The Lynchburg Virginian says an
egg has been sold in tho market, in that town, having
engraved on its shell "Ponco in thirty days from Easter
Sunday!" A great lien it was that laid that egg.
Long may she flourish.
Tho Fortress Monroe correspondent of tho N. Y.
Times says it is a notorious fact that cortain privates of
tho 9:id Now York Regiment have knidnapped uogros
and sold them to secessionists outsido of Federal
Splendid Victory of Van Dorn In Tenlicftsce*
Ciiattaxooqa, March 4.?Van Dorn attacked the
enemy at Franklin, 18 miles south of Nashville, on
Sunday last, with cavalry and light artillery, capturing
three thousand Yankeo troops, with their stores and
hater.?We have received confirmatory reports of
Van Dora's successful raid in Franklin. He is now in
puoovooiun vi 11ittt I'utct*. nu capiurea ?iu wfl^ons
loaded with stores. The Yankeo loss was 1000 killed
and wounded. Our loss was hesvy. The number of
prisoners taken by our troops was 2000.
On and after the 1st day of March, the subscription
price for the Charlelton Courier will bo $12 for the
daily paper and $G lor tho tri-wcckly paper.
Axotuer Fcut Opened.?Gen. J. Bankhead Magrudcr
has announced by proclamation the opening
of tho blockade of tho port ofLavacca, Texas.
At the Allen llouso, Barnwell, S. C., ou Thursday
evening the 2Gth instant, by tho Rev. Andrew Flinn
Dickson, .T. 0. THORNTON, Esq., formerly of Columbia,
S. C now of Georgia, to Mrs. CAROLINE'S.
HAGOOD, of Barnwell.
keksiiaw roiM.ii: no. 20, a. f. ml
A STATED COMMUNICATION OP KERSHAW
Lodge No. 20 A. P. M., will be held at their Lodgo
Room, Tuesday evening, 10th inst., at t 1-2 o'clock
By order of W. M. J. JONES, Sec.
March G 1
DR. W. R. S1KES TENDERS II1S SERVICES
as practising physician to the citizens of Camden and
vicinity. Ollico on main street, in the rooms formerly
occupied by Dr. T. J. "Workman.
DCS. JOH\ MeCAA
I OFFERS HIS SERVICES TO T1IE CITIZENS
I of Camden and surrounding country.
Office two doors above the Branch Bank, Camden,
So. Ca. January 30.
DR. T. REENSTJERNA, oilers his services to>
the public in quality of Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur.
Ofliec over the store of Messrs. Gaylo
ENROLLING OFFICE. TIE A DOTT \ "RTHTRS l
Kershaw IMst., Camden*, S. C., Keb. 1, 1863. )
IN TU. SUAXCK TO OKDKltS FROM COL. JOIIN
8* IToston, commandant of conscripts, Columbia, S.
0., all white male residents of Kershaw District, and
all transient persons botween the ages of eighteen 
I and tbrtv  not in tho military service of the Confederate
States, are ordered to report forthwith to tho
Knrolling Otticer of this District or bo considered
and published as deserters.
All ollieers, nou-coaimissioned officers and privates
absent from their commands without leave or on expired
leave, will also report at tbeso Headquarters, or
will be published and arrested as deserters.
All exemptions and discharges previous to the 11th
of October are not considered valid.
All persons m the employment of the Government
will forthwith report their names, ages and naturo of
their occupation; and all persons following professions
and trades entitling them to o xemption, will present the
evidence of the same.
Under General Orders No. 43 of the State Adjutant
and Inspector-General, all Militia Officers are ordered
to furnish forthwith rolls of all persons in their Boat
liable to conscription.
Persons claiming to bo exempt should report promptly,
that thoir cause of exeniptiou may bo properly enrolled.
The office will be opened on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays, between tho hours of 9 and 2, at Dr. D?
L. DkSAUSSUUES otlieo in Caniuon.
K. B. CANTEY,
Capt. and Enrolling Officer of Kershaw District.
Charleston, S. C., October 1, 18G2.
MR. A. M. LEE IS APPOINTED AGE ST OP
this department, for tho purchase of Corn nnd
Fodder, in the Districts of Kersliaw and
Planters desiring to sell, will communicate with him.
jrnrucuuir uuwuuuu njusi uu paiu u> ine pacning o
the fodder, and no water must be used. During the past
year the Government experienced heavy loss from
improper packing, and all such will bo hereaftor rejected.
MOTTK A. PRINGLE,
Captain and Assistaut Quartennastor.
fg* Tho subscriber can bo found at his rosideneo
DeKalb street, next west ot tho Presbytorian Church
October 10 A. M LEE.
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