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Number 12. SHREVEPORT, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1862. Old Series Vol. III
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
HODGE 4y AUSTIN,
.tt;orneAys at La~v,
(rfie over C/hilders 4. Beard's Store.
C(:or. Texas and Spring sts.,
n I -1 v.d SIREVEPORT, LA.
J. C. MONCURE,
. t 1 torney iat la-tmw,
()"i-:" with L. M. Nult, corner oj
Ailamn and Market .xtreets. itAd-ly
1EMME T D. CRA IG,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
1rice, opposite Post Ofice,
Will practice in the Courts of
'~.Xddo. DeSoto, and Bossier. Idly
L. M. NUTT,
Attr~tefrney at Law,
Of ice, corner AMilam 4" Market Streets.
l'r.ictices in Caddo, Boesier and
I h)St,. n10-lycd
;.lEcN D. .M1ARKS. THOS. G. POLLOCK.
M.ARKS 4- POLLO6K.
A ttorueys & Counsellors at Law,
I )RIft A '[ICE incopartnership ii all
Se curts held in the city of Shreve
p;,rt. atni in the parishes of De Soto
t `ic', on Market street near 3Milam.
^+, PRIVATE BOARDING.
" Tr:.-' i. street, near Baptist 'hurch.
-lT ING !ocrated in a retired and agree
-': : t .)t the- town. affords ungPuilal in
.J.: ,e'nt< to boarders T'rttsient or ptmina
I.'it. i; Lind it a comfortable home. Fai
. ;r; or S;ngle gentlelm tn ct n o tulitin lll a
.iut reorz , and day b.itrhrs will be cr,'ni
,,ited. s99vit Mrs. A. B. TAINIOI.
J E. PiIIEI.'P.. J. V. I(.OGEsIL.
Plhelps & Rogcrs.
i;Grocers &C0oniiissio i r Icr'1 h ants
Cor. (Commnerce and C(rocket sts..
--'One door above A. -M. Hull & Co's,
KItp) con.stantlv on hand a larva Sts
,rtnment of iStaplc and Fancy' Gro
Advancl's matdu on cOlnignmnllent to
,.ur frieind. in Ne'w Orle.ans. n 1$dI v
J. R. Simpson. G. M1. Calhogn.
Sisanpson & Calhouun,
W IREIIOUSE & COlllSSI0,
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lccent-ing' anc11d 'ora',trding" A.,ents,
Having l.'-aLed the p, pIl tar itndl comPn:4o
di,,ug Wiarehouse of ut Mc-srs. I Iowardl, ''aully
& (o., and haiving h:ul long expJri4nce' iPP
bt,) in:ss, we hope: to Pu . 4-ivP a ,lPtt. 4, tihe
tublic patrona,..re, and pleire our.,.lvu.s to
,o all in our poaer to give entire .,attia
tLou in atll busini , _Uentrii:I'" to our careu.
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Engagement at Drewry's Bluff.
The following report has been re
ceived at the Navy Department,
U. S. S. Galena. of City Point,
James River, May 16, 1S62.
SIR--I have the honor to report
that this vessel. the Aroostook, the
Monitor and Port Royal, with the
Naugatuck, muved up the river get
ting aground severel t irnes, but meet
ing no artilicial impt.ediments until we
arrived at W, Vard,'s lBluft; about eight
miles from ltihiniondl, where we en
countered a heavy battery and two
soperate batteries, turmed by piles
and steamboats and sail vc.es,.ls.
The pilots both say they saw the
.Jamestouwn and Yorktown among
The banks of the river were found
lined with rifle pits, annoyed the
men at the guns. These would
hinder the removal of the obstructions,
unless driven away by a land force.
The (;alena r:un within about 600
yards of the battery, (as near the
spiles as it was (leentid proper to go)
let go her anchor, and with a spring
across, swung across the streamlll,
which is not nmore than twice as
wide as the ship is long. Then, at
7 :i. A. M1., I opened tire upon the
battery. The wooden vessels, as
directed, anchored about 1,300
yards below. The Monitor ancht,r
ed near, antd at 9 o'clock she passed
just above the. (haltea, 1 ut fiumfnd her
guns could not hbe elevated high
enough to reach the LtLe.r; she
then dropped a little .below us, and
made her shot (1;etl iv\ .
A t fiv-e tii0t:tit s aftrl 1I1 i,'cle, i.
the Ga.len: aa li'eXt c ,i,, nearly all
her amtumuiti on. and : I dl;l:d! ;a sign al
to disemntiuiei Ihe ci,. \We had
but six Parrott c.;targes, alid nut a
single filled niune inch shell. We
had eighteen killed and 11 wounded.
The rifles 100 pound Parratt gun of
the Nangatuck burst, half of the post
abaft, the trunnious going overboard.
She is therefore disabled. Lieut.
Newman, the executive, was con
spicuous for his gallant and effi
cient service. Mr. Washburne,
acting master, behaved admirably.
These two are selected from among
The Aroostook, Port Royal and
Naugatuck took the stations previ
ously assigned them, and did every
thing that was possible. Monitor
could not have done better. The
barrier is such that the vessels of the
enemy, even if they have any, can
not pass out. Ours cannot pass in.
I have the honor to be, your obe
Commanding U. S. Navy.
The following is the closing por
tion of the report to Com. Rodgers,
of Lieut. Winm. M. Jeffers, who com
manded the Monitor:
The fire of the enemy was remark
ably well directed, but vainly, to
wards this vessel. She was struck
three times- ono solid 8-inch shot
square on the turret, and two solid
shot on the side armor forward of
the pilot house. Neither caused any
damage beyond bending the plates.
I am happy to report no casuali
In conclusion, permit me to say
that the action was most gallantly
fought against great odds, and with
the usual effect against earthworks.
So long as o.r vessels kept up a
fire they rarely returned our fire, but
the moment the fire slacked they re
maued their guns. It was impossi
ble to reduce such works, except with
the aid of a land force.
The General Assembly of the
State of Virginia has passed a bill
appointing (;eneral John B. Floyd
MajoIr-General of the forces of Vir
ginia, with aiuthtrity to raise an
army of twenty thousand men, (non
conscripti:,) specially for the defense
of Western Virginia. It will be
rememtnbered that, after the bloody
andi stubbornly contested fight at
Fort )uonel.-on, and when it was de
cided that the post could no longer
be held against the overwhelmhning
odds of the enemy, (:".n. Floyd, who
had resolved never to be taken pris
oner, succeeded in extricating hintm
self and his brigade from the doomed
fort, just Iprevious to the surrender.
Soon afterwards, both he and Brig.
Gen. Pillow were publicly suspended
by the President fr'om their respc't
ive conlntlll ds.
Altlough the press anI the people
of the old dominion ha:ve been clam
orous for the restor'ation of General
Floyd to his comituilnd, up tot thlis
time he has not been restored.
'l'hroughout the western part of \ir
ginia the name of Floyd is a tower
of str,ng, th to tlie Sothtlrun cauise.
a:nd th, I.,l.gh:latnre of that State, in
again ,l;' i pg him in the fiehl, have
taken :a step, which will, doubtless,
goi towarids insuring the seciur"ity of
thie iniim,,rtant ilines and railroads of
that rtlu'gt region,, to tc,iinutier whichl
is liiow tilte sp:cia nl ambition of thte
prec'iouls kllnave alnd renll-gamle, ,Johni
Charles FIremont.-Charhleston Metr
AIOTtIBR FEDEIRAL MOVEMIENT'.
The Atlanta Confe·deracy learns that
a dispatch was received by Capt.
Wright of that city, on the 27thb, from
Chattanooga, stating that the enemy
had built gunboats at Huntsville, and
approaching Chattanooga with them
and calling upon him for all the heavy
ordnance he had.
The following is a report of the
Federal general commandingat Hunts
ville to the War Departmentat Wash
Headquarters Third Dvisioo,
Camp Taylor, May 15.
Hon. E. M. Stanton, Sec'y. of War :
At 6 P. M., on the 13th inst, Gen:
Negley's expedition from Pulaski,
supported by Colonel Lytle's ezpe
dition from Athens, entered Rogers
ville. driving the enemy across the
Tennessee river and destroying a
portion of the ferryboats. Having
learned of the approach of Col. Lytle's
force the enemy succeeded in remov
ing their artillery, baggage and
stores before the arrival of Gen. Ne
gley. I expected an obstinate defense
of Elk river, and accompanied Col.
Lytle in person but without crossing,
the enemy, as usual, fled at our ap
I ordered yesterday an expedition
to move promptly from Rogersville to
seize the bridge across shell creek.
and the ferry below the same stream.
This duty has been promptly execut
ed, and the ferry and bridges are ours.
No more troops will enter from that
region; and we have now uponthis side
of the river 1200 or 1500 cavalry of
the enemy, in bands of about 3,10 or
400, whom we will endeavor to put
down, destroy or capture.
'The gunboats which I haveextem
porized will be ready for service to
day, and I will soon be able to pay
my respects to the enemy in the east
ern side ot of the region and under
my command. 0. M. MrITCaELL,
FROM NoRTI' CAROLINA.--N. Y.
May 24.-The Tribune has the fol
lowing : A gentrleman just arrived
from North Carolina, who was a pas
senger on the Oriental, gives the t;o
lowing interesting items of sews in
(Gen. Burnside has seized alil the
cornmmiiisioners of the town of Edenton
North Carolina-T. J. Bland, A. J.
C; lover, 11. A. 3aund, and F. L. Ri oberst
and taken them to his headquarters a:
Newbetrn. The fifth commiissioner
wa-s not arrested, being confitied to
his b,.d by sicknte.,s. They are held
as hstages for the sate return ot Mr
VWhite, a Union pilot, who was seized
by the (Cotiederates whiel iin a visit
to his wit, at l'dento,:.
It is alleged that these c nit. i.si:
ers ceinivt dl at ,I r. W ::., . ;-er s
but they stoutly.de.iv ::. anplicity
in th,. matttr,and i t-i that tiiv had
Io powerV to l 'reveli t it.
(e'n. Burnside inlltttends to ,end one
I ,I the commitissioners to It:leigih,
whither Mr. White has beeln convey
ed. to demiand his release.
''The (Conifderates thre:aten to hang
Mr. WlVhite'nd (len. Burnside intends
that all the commissioners shall swing
I;,r it inl case the Confederates ,.xe
euti~ theirlireat. They were taken to
Nwhern in the steitmer Ocean Wave
in charge of Maj. Jardius and a guard
from his regiment, the Hawkins Zou
Mons oP THS Gairn Gu'GL Av
PAlR.-Lieut. Geo. Wyman, of the
Johnson cavalry, who arrived, from
Big Black yesterday, infoms us :that
on Monday last, as the Federal gun
boats, with their transports, passed
Grand Bluff, the transports were
werg fired upon by a feld battery
and considerably injured. This in
censed the Federals so much that
they shelled the town, and in the
evening turned loose about fifteen
hundred men to pillage the place,
which they thoroughly accomplished.
They broke open every store and
dwelling in the place, carrying off
what goods they wanted, and wan
tonly destroying everything they
could not carry off. In the dwell
ings they broke up all the furniture.
china and glassware--destroyed the
clothing and injured the houses as
as much as they could. They killed
all the stock in the place and carried
off all they wanted, leaving the bal
ance where it was shot down. Of
the poultry they made a clean sweep
not a chicken left to crow next mor
They told the people at Grand
Gulf that they were going to serve
Rodney and Natchez in the same
way. Firing was heard at Rodney
after they left Grand Gulf, so we
suppose it has also been destroyed.
They told the people at Grand Guof
that they did not care about taking
Vicksburg until after Fort Pillow
fell, when they intended to destroy
DANUER OF TRIFLING WITH 1
Wiltow.-The New York corrts
Inquirer gives the following inci
Considerable excitementwas caused
among the guests in a certain well
known hotel in this city, a few
nights since, by the entrance of the
sheriff. accompanied by several offi
cers, who proceeded to turn the
lodgers out of bed and to carry cff
I the turniture, leaving the boarders
tie choice of seeking another hotel
or sleeping on the bare floor. Many
surmises were made as to the reason
of this strange conduct, but it was
not until several days after that the
facts leaked out. It appears that the
lessee ot the hotel hired the furniture
in question from a widow-"fair, fat
and forty"-whom he promised to
marry; but some how or other he
tailed to redeem his promise, and the
widow out of revenge resolved to
deprive him of her furniture, and
.ccordimngly caused it to be removed.
'l'he casmt will, very probably, come
up in court, and we may expect
some rich developments. '[he affair
creates no little sensation as the par
tics are well known.
Anothler Capture.-A soldier from
Col. Coleman's command, in the rear
of the enemy North of WVhito River,
arrived in this city yesterday, and
reported that Col. Coleman had cap
tured a train of 42 wagons, loaded
with baeon and cofee. The bacon
was destroyed, but the coffee and a
hundred* mules were saved. The
Federals seem to have a hard time of
it in North Arkansas.-Little Rcck