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N ' ' ?igMg'IBi.. II ! -- -II-I- - H 1 JMM I' ' - - 1' |'JH,< I Mil < 1 .1 1 J I . I i i i mm?mmmSljc (Cnmfccn (Confcfccrntc. VOLUME II CAMDEN, SO. CA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1863. NUMBER 4t ?I)C CamlJcn CaufeJieratf, AT Til REE DOLLARS A YEAR, PAYABLE INVARIAJ1LY HALF-YEARLY IN ADVANCE ? ? Terms lor Advertising: For one Square?fourteen lines or less?TWO DOLLARS for the first insertion, and ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENS for each subsequent. Obituary Notices, oxceeding one Square, charged * to at advertising rates. -Transieut Advertisements and Job Wor?c MLTST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE. No deduction made, except to our rogular advertising patrons. J. T. HERSHMAN, Editor. Tin* Surrender of Port Hudson. official correspondence between general banks and general gardner. The following is the official correspondence between General Banks and General Gardner, relative to the surrender of Port Hudson : Headquarters tiie Nineteenth Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, } Port Hudson, July 9, 1833. j K General: I have the honor to inform you that Port Hudson surrendered yesterday mor ning without conditions. We took possession at 7 o'clock this morning. The number of prisoners and guns is unknown as yet, but is estimated at five thousand prisoners and fifty .pieces of artillery. Very respectfully, Brigadier-General W. II. Emory, Commanding Defences of New Orleans. Richard G. Irwin, A. A. G. Headquarters Port Hudson, La., ) July 7, 1863. \ General : Having received information from your troops that Vicksburg has been surrendered, I make this communication to ask you to give me the official assurance whether this is true or not, with a view to the consideration of terms for surrendering this position. I am, General, very respectfully, Your obedient servant. Frank Gardner, Major General Commanding Confederate States < v orces. Headquarters Department of the Gulf, ) , Before Port Hudson, July 8, 18G3. J General : In reply to your communication! dated the 7th instant, by flag of truce, received a few moments since, I have the honor to in- . form you that I received yesterday morning, , July 7th, at forty-five minutes past ten o'clock, , by the gunboat General Price, an official dispatch from Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, United States Army, whereof the following is a true extract: "IIkadq'rs. Department of the Tennesee, ) "Near Vicksburg, July 4, 18G3. j Major General N. P. Jtonks, Commanding ist f n f fL/t dnlf " \JJ HVV v- wv/ . General : The garrison of Vicksburg surrendered this morning. The number of prisoners, as given by the officers, is twenty-seven thousand; field artillery, 0110 hundred and twenty-eight pieces, and a large number of siege guns, probably not less than eighty. ''Your obedient servant, "U. S. Grant, Major General." 1 regret to say that under present, circumstances I cannot, consistently with my duty, consent to a cessation of hostilities for the pur" pose you indicate. Very respectfully, Your Obedient Servant. N. P. Banks, Major General Commanding. To Major General Frank Gardner, CommandConfederate States Forces, Port Hudson. Pout Hudson, July 8, 1863. Ggneral : I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this date, giving a copy of an official communication from Major General U. S. Grant, United States army, announcing the surrender of the garrison of Vicksburg. Having defended this position as long as I deem ray duty requires, I am willing to sur4 render to you, and I-will appoint a commission of three officers to meet a similar commission appointed by yourself, at nine o'clock this morning, for the purpose of agreeing upon and drawing up the"terms of the surrender, and for that purpose I ask a cessation of hostilities. Will you please delegate a'point outside of my breastworks where the meeting shall be held for this purpose. I am, very respectfully your obedient servant, Frank Gardner, Commanding Confederate States Forces. To*Major General Bauks, Commanding U. S. Forces. , Headquarters United States Forces, ) Before Port Hudson, July 8, 1863. $ General: I have the lionor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this date* stating that you are willing to surrender the garrison under your command, and that you will appoint a commission of three officers to meet a similar rnituirssinn annnintod )>v mo. at. ?rI ... , 9 o'clock this morning, for the purpose of agreeing upon and drawing up the terms of the surrender. In reply I have the honor to state that I have designated Brig. Gen. Charles I*. Stone, Col. Ilcnry W. Birge and Lieut. Col. Richard R. Irwin as the officers to meet the commission appointed by you. They will meet your officers a4, tho hour designated at a point where the flag of truce was received this morning. I will direct that active hostilities shall entirely cease on my part, until further notice, for the purpose stated. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, N. P. Banks, Major General Commanding. To Maj. General Frank Gardner, Commanding Confederate States Forces, Port Hudson. The following arc articles of capitulation proposed between the Commissioners on the part of the garrison of Port Hudson, Louisiana, and the forces of the United States before said place, July 8, 18G3 : Article 1. Major General Frank Gardner surrendered to the United States forces under Major General Banks the place of Poit Hudson and its dependencies, with its garrison, armament, munitions, public funds, material of war, in the condition as neaily as may be in which they were at the hour of the cessation of hostilities?namely, six o'clock, a. m.Julv 8, 1803. Article 2. The surrender stipulated in article first is qualified by no condition, save that of officers and enlisted men composing the garrison shall receive the treatment due to prisoners of war according to the usages of civilO O ized warfare. Article 3. All private property of officers and enlisted men shall be inspected, and left to their respective owners. Article 4. The position of I'ort Hudson shall be occupied to morrow, at seven o'clock, a. m., by the forces of the United States, and its garrison received as prisoners of war by such general officers ol the United States service as may be designated by Major General Banks, with the ordinary formalities of rendition. The Con federate troops will be drawn up in line, officers in their positions, the right of the line resting on the edge of the prairie Soutlr of the Railroad depot; the left extending in the direction of the village of Port Hudson. The arms and colors will he piled conveniently, and will be received by the officers of the United States. Article 5. The sick and wounded of the garrison will be cared for by the authorities of the United States, assisted, if desired, by either party of the medical officers of the garrison. Charles P. Stone, Brigadier General. \V. N. Mills, Col. Commanding right wing. "^Vm. Dwight, Brigadier General. G. W. Stcedman, Colonel Commanding left winrr. Marshal J. Smith, Lient. Colonel Chief of Artillery. H. W. Birge, Col. Commanding 5th Brigade, G. D. Approved. N. P. Banks, Major General. Approved. Frank Gardner, Major General. % Proclamation by the President off the Confederate States. Again I do call upon the people of tho Confederacy?a people who believe that the Lord reigueth, and that his overruling Providence ordereth all things?to unite in prayer and humble submission under his chastening hand, and to beseech his favor on our suffering country. It is meet that when trials and reverses befall us we should seek to take home to our hearts and consciences the lessons which they teach, and profit by the self-examination for which they prepare us. Had not our successes on land and sea made us self-confident and forgetful of our reliance on him? Had not the love of lucre eaten like gangrene into the very heart of the land, converting too many among j us into worshippers of gain and rendering them j unmindful of their duty to their country, to ! their fellow-men tiud to their God? Who then will presume to complain that wc have been chastened or to despair of our just cause and the protection of our Heavenly Father? Let lib ; rather receive in humble thankfulness the | lesson which lie has taught in our recent re- j verses, devoutly acknowledging that to him, j and not to our own feeble arms, are due the honor and the glory of victory: that from Him, in His paternal providence, come the anguish and suffering of defeat, and that, whether in victory or defeat, our humble supplications are due at IIis footstool. Now, tliereforc, I, Jefferson Davis, President of these Confederate states, do issue this my proclamation, setting apart Friday, the 21st day of August ensuing, as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer; and I do hereby invite the people of the Confederate States to repair* on that day, to their respective places of public worship, and to unite in supplication for the favor .and protection of that God who has hitherto conducted us safely through all the danger that environed us. In faith whereof, I have hereunto set inv hand and the seal of the Confederate States, at Richmond, this 25th day of July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixtv-threc. JEFFERSON DAVIS. By the President: J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State. Another Favalry Fight. Richmond, August 2.?A cavalry fight took place near Brandy Station yesterday, between Hampton's brigade and three brigades of the j cnenjy, lasting several hours. The Confodc * 1 rates finally fell back to tlicir infantry supports, and the enemy was then repulsed. Our loss was 100 killed and wounded. Colonel Baker? commanding a brigade, was seriously wounded in the right arm. Col. Black, of the 1st South Carolina Cavalry, was wounded in the right hand. Both arrived here this afternoon* Cob Young was also wounded. The weather here is clear and intensely hot. It is reported this morning that the Yankees were in full force near Fredericksburg yesterday. Thk Hostage Officers.?In response to the announcement that Gen. \Vm. II. F, Lcc and Capt. Wynder have been placed in confiiipmotit nt ( >lrl Point bnntnoren for tlifi l.wo Yankee officers, Flynn and Sawyer, corademned to be shot by the Confederate authorities, our commissioner has informed the Federal Government that the Confederate Government will not be intimidated by any such threats, and that the execution of said officers will take place as soon as the ['resident may sec fit. It is hoped that the Executive will see fit to I give the order for execution immediately; and; as we have now over five hundred Federal officers in our hands, besides some five or six thousand privates, it is in the power of the | Government to carry retaliation to a very bit- j ter extreme. The people call for tho death of these two Yankees, and it is useless to delay their death any longer.?Richmond Enquirer. Latest from the United States. Our latest adviees from the United States reach us through the Northern papers of Tuesday, the 28th ult. We give below a summary 6f the news : GENERAL MORGAN TAKEN PRISONER OFFICIAL 4/ V REPORT OF IIIS CAPTURE. Ail official telegram from Colonel Shackelford,'dated near New Lisbon, July 25th, says: By the blessing of Almighty God I have succeeded in capturing General John H. Morgan. Colonel Cluke, and the balance of the PATninori^ omAnnf?n/? 4-rv A C\t\ ? vvtuinnuuy muvuilliug W ItUVUli tUU, HrO pHS" oners. I will start with Morgan and staff on the first train for Cincinnati, and await the General's order for transportation for the balance. Cleveland, July 26.?Major Way, with about 250 of the 9th Michigan cavalry, forced Morgan into engagement about 3 o,clock on Sunday, about a mile from Zanesville Ohio, and routed him,capturing-240 prisoners. Morgan, with 300 of his gang, escaped, but were all captured by Col; Shackelford, at 8 o'clock, p. ni., on Sunday, near New Lisbon. mexico declared an empire maximilian, austria, chosen emperor. The steamer Roanoke, from Havana on the 22d iustans, arrived at New York Monday,with advices from tho City of Mexico to the 10th instant: A Council of Notables, held on tho 10th instant declared that the Mexican nation, through them, select as Empire as the form of Government, and declare Maximilian, of Austria, Emperor. Should he decline the throne, they implore the French Emperor to select a person in whom he has full confidence to occupy the throne. The proclamation was immediately made public, and a courier posted to Vera Cruz, and from there it was sent by a Freneh steamer to Havana. a salute was tired at Vera Cruz in honor of the event. Proclamation of President Davit. , Richeokd, August 3.?The President has issued an address to the citizens of tho Confederates States, reminding them that there is no alternative but victory, subjugation, slavery and utter ruin; and all that is necessary to insure victory is that those who are called to the field, by every motive that can move human heart, should promptly repair to the post of duty and stand by the comrades now in front of the foe; and thus so strengthen the army of the Confederacy as to insure success. After referring to the various causes of absence from the army, the President appeals to his countrymen to hasten to their camps in obedience to " .1. l: ._x-- i. -l -l ??- ti i i i-iiu uicihiuk oi iiouui nuu uuiy. lie declares a general pardon and amnesty to all officers and men absent without leave, who shall with the least possible delay return to duty; but no , excuse will be received for delay beyond twenty days after the first publication of this proclamation in the State in which absentees maybe. The publication of the amnesty extends to all accused or convicted of absence without leave or desertion, except those twice convicted. The proclamation closes with an earnest appeal to the women of the Confederacy to try and use their all powerfvil influence in aid of this cause. Destructive Fire* About half-past 1 o'clock, Monday morning a fire broke out in the warehouse on Assembly street, owned by Mr. L. Levy, which, notwith- niidino' tlm. oYnrtinns rif ftiA firomnn ci-tma.l /-? S ? ?, w the two adjacent warehouse?, owned by Mr. R. Lewis, which were entirely consumed, together with the greater part of the contents. Tho buildings contained five or six hundred bales of cotton, a quantity of furniture, sugar, riee, etc. The contents of tho buildings we learn were | owned by Messrs. J. G. Gibbes, E. Hope, Frij day, Blakcly, Williams. Allston and others, j The loss is estimated at folly $200,000, only a portion of which is covered by insurauce.? Carolinian of Tuesday.