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CITIZEN,
US'OVEMBER 13, 1861. volume vii. NO. 49.
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BV THE ARKANSAS STATE TELEGRAPH LINE.
Federal, troops pouring into Louisville—
Courtney Prentice arrested—Particu
lars of the Fredericks/own fight—En
gagement between Confederates and
Falerals at Romney—Official report
of killed and wounded■ at Leesburg—
France urging the Emperer to recog
nize the Southern Confederacy—Mc
Culloch and Price joined forces, S'c.
FROM TENNESSEE.
Nashville, Oct. 2S.—Gentlemen who left
Louisville on the 22d inst., say that troops
from the North are rapidly pouring into Lou
isville.
Gen. McCook’s forces are between Louis
ville and Nolin with not less than thirty
thousand men.
Three regiments from Pennsylvania, eight
pieces of artillery, one Indiana and one Min
nesota regiment arrived at Louisville on the
21st and 22d, and was immediately sent to
McCook’s command at Elizabethtown. Two
regiments from Michigan hourly expected.
Cincinnati Commercial of the 22d inst.,
says that at least a dozen additional Northern
regiments will be in Kentucky before the close
of the month.
Courtney Prentice, son of the Editor of the
Journal, who has been with the Southern troops
on Green River, was arrested at his father’s
place at the mouth of Salt River, whither lie
had gone, and was taken to Louisville and
placed ill jail.
Despatch to the St. Lour? papers, from
Frederickstown, dated the 22d inst., says fed
erate routed rfebfels, under Thompson and Lowe,
estimated at 5000. The rebel loss heavy. Fed
eral losssma.il. Federate captured four heavy
sums. Lovvfe was killed. Mai. Guvitt and.
Capt. Hyman, of the Indiana Cavalry, were
ki 1 i led.
Two or three companies of the 43rd Indi
ana Regiment mobbed the Terre Haute Jour
nal, on the evening of the 21st; completely
demolishing the office.
A court of injury has been ordered at the
request of Commodore Pope, of the Brooklyn,
for the escape of the Sumter while blockad
ing the Mississippi.
FROM VIRGINIA.
Richmond. Oct. 29.—Passengers from the
neighborhoodof Winchester state that a rumor'
prevails there that a recent engagement oc
curred at Romney, between 700 federais and
500 Confederates, which resulted in a trilling
!o-*s in killed and wounded on either side, but
many Confederates fee ken prisoners. All bur
baggage and sixty horses were captured.
The above statement is given for what it Is
worth.
Brigadier General W. H. T. Walker, who
arrived this evening on the Manassas train,
*avs he has resigned the command of his brig
ade.
Capt. A. P. Hill, of the ISth Mississippi I
Regiment, who was slightly wounded in the
rrm in the battle of Leesburg, arrived here
hi i evening, homeward bound. He gives no
de .uls of interest which is not already com
iminic a ted.
Onieiai report of killed and wounded at
Leesburg are one hundred and thirty-eight.
Wounded have been removed from Leesburg
as far as practicable. A few yet remain. They
aie kindly and properly cared for.
THOM GEORGIA.
Augusta, Oct. 28.—Charleston papers have
information by indirect arrivals from Bahama
and Havana, that a fleet of forty sail was ex
pected soon at Nassau, n. p.—destination sup
posed to be for Mexico. Feeling at Nassau
was unanimously for the South. Lincoln’s
Consul, Whiting, has but a few sympathisers.
Large Spani-h fleet is collecting on the coast
of Mexico, in connection with the land force.
at Havantla.
Augusta, Oct. 28, via. New Orleans,
Oct. 22.—Charleston Mercury’s special Rich
mond correspondent says: New York papers
of Ihe 23d, and and European advices of the
ljhh have been received, it is reported that
the Chambers of Commerce of the principal
cities of France send pressing memorials to
the Emperor, urging the expediency of recog
nising the Southern Confederacy and raising
the blockade.
The London News says report obtained
from a most trustworthy source says that the
Emperor of France contemplates an early re
cognition.
The Shipping Gazette says that France
and England must act together.
Bread riots have taken place in Paris. The
French government has been obliged to give
assurances that price of breadstuils should not
be advanced. ■
Sales of cotton in Liverpool, for week pre
vious, amounted to 120,000 bales. Market
closed buoyant at ar. advance of
The panic caused by Seward’s circular is
increasing in the North.
Northern journals say the object of federals
in crossing at Leesburg was to form a junc
tion with the right wing of McClellan’s army.
They admit the repulse and utter defeat, and
say it cast a gloom over the whole North.
YVm. Price, of New Orleans has been ar
rested in Boston and sent to Fort Lafayette.
FROM MEMPHIS.
Memphis, Oct. 29.:—Gen. Jeff. Thompson
arrived here this morning. lie left his com
mand at Bloomfield, Stoddard county. Mo.,
all safe and quiet. He says the light at Fred
erickstown was a desperate one, and lasted
three hours. He had but eleven hundred and
. forty-four men. Federals had from live to
six thousand. No advance of the enemy has
’ been made.
Ben. McCulloch and Price have joiued
1 forces, and only waiting lor army stores to
■ make forward movement.
* Thompson and his little band went within
’ forty miles of St. Louis, causing great con
sternation in that city, they believing at the
’ time that he had not less than fifty thousand
men with him.
All quiet at Columbus.
Gen. Thompson says he lost only one ean
5 non, which becama disabled by upsetting in
I retreat.
Exciting News from New
Orleans.
Gen. Price reported at Neosho—Gen.
McCulloch in dose proximity, receiv
ing large accessions—Another fight
in Missouri—Federal Brig captured
—Fremont gives the Administration
great, trouble—Federal Steamer fired on
by Confederates—Confederate Court in
session at Charleston—Attack on Rom
ney confirmed—Gen. Slone crossed the
Potomac—Old Abe suspended the writ
of habeas corpus—Gen. McCulloch ap
proaching Stockton with 12,000 troops
— Eleven .Men of War at the mouth
of the Mississippi—News from Nor
folk—Interesting from Richmond —
Foreign News—Fighting near the
Rio Grande—France, England and
Spain ordered large reinforcements to
the Gulf, etc.
FROM MEMPHIS.
Memphis, Oct. 30.—The Appeal has relia
ble advices which" report Gen. Price at Neo
sho on the 18th, his army in good fighting
condition. Gen. McCulloch was in close
proximity, receiving large accessions. Their
combined armies will outnumber any force
Fremont can bring. It is opined that Fre
mont is making desperate efforts to retrieve
bis falling fortunes. Price’s retrogade move
ment atrategetical. He is now amply sup
plied with ammunition and determined to
stand.
Jeff. Thompson says he has traveled over
five hundred miles in the last twenty days,
with one thousand men, had five fights, lost
eighty men in all, killed over five hundred of
[he enemy, and returned with his command to
Bloomfield. Left them in splendid condition.
Nashville, Oct. 29.—Louisville papers
report seventeen regiments infantry, three
companies cavalry and one of artillery from
Indiana, now in Kentucky, numbering in all
eighteen thousand one hundred and seventy
eight.
despatch from St. Louis, dated 21th, states
i 1. j . r i 1 « "ill i 1 l i
ciiav v/ui. iuui^au v*uu i*»*_/ u uuui ai muu ami
two pieces artillery, had a fight with four
hundred rebels in Carroll county on the 19th,
killing fourteen, taking eight prisoners and
putting remainder to {light. Morgan had
fourteen wounded, two mortally.
Special despatch to the St. Louis Demo
crat, dated Jefferson City, 21th, states that
Col. Wagner arrived that day from Tipton.
It was reported and believed at that place
that Lane and Montgomery had intercepted
Gen. McCulloch, or some person assuming
hi* name, in an attempt to join Gen. Price".
The rumor further states McCulloch’s army
cut to pieces and survivors captured.
Reported at St.' Louis that five hundred
rebels had congregated at Fulton, and de
signed crossing the river to bum Osage bridge
on Pacific railroad.
Despatch from New York, dated 2-lth,
states that brig Grenada from Nuevitas, for
New York, was captured on the 13th by pri
vateer Sal lie, from Charleston.
Fremont’s course gives the Administration
a great deal of trouble. At the cabinet
meeting on the 23d, some members favored a
proposition to deprive him of his command
immediately and ordering him to Washing
ton to be tried by court martial. It was left
to the President to decide, who finds the ques
tion difficult on account of pecuniary inter
ests to the government, and immediate and
important military results.
Cairo, Oqt. 24.—The government steamer
Mary Cook was fired upon last night by three
hundred Confederate cavalry. About one
hundred shots were fired into "her, wounding
one man. Fire returned, one of the rebels
crippled. Rebels followed boat several miles,
but she succeeded in making her escape.
Augusta, Oct. 29.—Report from Charles
ton yesterday that federal fleet was off the
bar is not confirmed.
Confederate court in session at Charleston.
Michael McNamara, charged with embfez
zling and robbing mail, plead guilty, and sen
tenced on one indictment to three months im
prisonment and fined fjioUO; on a second to ten
years imprisonment.
Charleston Courier announces that an armed
PfirtPodoee In haoi-aI Vi n__1. J _
prize aud brought her safe into harbor.
Among the prisoners in Charleston are
Capt. Richard Bartlett of brig Betsy Ames,
of Wells, Maine, and lady; Michael Fen
nessy and six others. The Ames sailed from
New York for Cardenas, on the lith October,
was captured some days ago; she had an as
sorted cargo.
Richmond, Oct. 29.—Official intelligence
has been received that the federal fleet has
sailed seaward from Hampton Roads. Its
destination is some point on the Southern
coast.
Official intelligence has also been received
measurably confirming the attack on Confed
erate forces near Romney.
The following account of the Leesburg bat
tle is from the Cincinnati Times of the 22d :
Washington, Oct. 21.—The following tel
egram from Gen. Stone’s command lias been
received at headquarters. A gallant recon
noisauce was made early this morning by
Maj. Mix of Van Allen’s cavalry and Capt.
Stewart, Assistant Adjutant General, from
Edwards’ Ferry, towards Leesburg, with
thirty cavalry. They came on the 14th Mis
sissippi regiment, received their fire at thirty
yards, returning it with their pistols and fell
back in order, bringing in one prisoner. We
have possession of the Virginia side of Ed
wards’ Ferry.
Additional accounts say that up to 3 o’clock
to-day, Gen. Stone had held his own satisfac
tory there, though his comparatively small
force on the Island engaged 4000 of the enemy.
Subsequent despatch received here this p. m.,
says Gen. Evans has four field pieces and three
pieces of masked, and about 4000 men. A
prisoner taken mentions that he has 4000 re
bel troops, and expects reinforcements. Gen.
Stone at that time believed he could occupy
Leesburg to-day, and hold it.
Memphis, Oct. cl.—The Masilla Times’
Extra, of the 27th, reports fighting near the
Rio Grande, between United States regulars
and Confederates, in which the former were
badly used up. Federal loss, 20 killed. Con
federates one. One company of regulars sur
rendered, and the others retreated to Fort
I Craig. Confederates following, intending So
storm the Fort. About four hundred on each
I side engaged.
Gor. Brown, of Georgia, has issued his pro
clamation, stating that the number of voipn
toers tendered for the coast services, is al
ready greater than the exigencies, and refuses
to accept any more volunteers at present.
Gen. Sherman addressed a public meeting
of the Lincoln ladies, of Louisville, on Tues
day. .He appealed to them to supply winter
clothing fertile braves.
Mexico has applied to Lincoln for a loan <*f
money.
Cincinnati paper says that the federal ac
count of the battle of Leesburg is confused
and unsatisfactory. The Northern army be
ing supplied by contribution with blankets.
Connecticut Legislature petitioned to Lin
coln to take measures for the relief of federal
prisoners in the hands of Confederates.
Latest European advices state that England
had despatched more war ships, with immense
amount of war stores to Canada.
France, England and Spain has ordered
large reinforcements to the Gulf.
Gen. Jeff. Thompson left this morning.
Lincoln has despatched three gun-boats af
ter Slidell anc Mason.
FROM WASHINGTON.
Washington, Oct. 21.-»-Gen. Stone cross
ed the Potomac this morning with one portion
of his command at Edwards Ferry and the
other at Harrison’s Island. Skirmishing began
between the enemy in uncertain numbers, and
Gen. Stone’s command, as cailyasU o’clock
in the morning, and continued without much
effect until five, p. m., when large reinforce
ments of the enemy appeared on our right,
which was commanded by Col. Baker. The
United States forces engaged were about 1800,
and were attacked by u force supposed to be
from five to six thousand. At this juncture
Col. Baker fell at the head of his brigade,
while gallantly cheering on his men to the
contlict. Immediately before lie fell he des
patched Maj. Young to Gen. Stone to apprize
him at Leesburg of the condition of affairs,
and Gen. Stone immediately proceeded in per
son toward the right to take command, but in
the confusion created by the fall of Col. Ba
ker, the wing sustained a repulse with, con
siderable loss. Gen. Stone reports that the
left wing retired in good order.
Washington, Oct. 24.—It is understood
that the rebel steamer Page, which has been
confined in Aquia Creek, is now on the river.
She was protected all the summer by the guns
of Aquia Creek batteries. She is at present
cruising between that place and Shephard’s
Point, to pick up what stray transports she
may find.
me rreoiucljli liar* mat nu^|n;nut:u luc
writ of habeas corpus for the District of Col
umbia. Judges and lawyers have made them
selves so troublesome by their officious inter-,
ference with military affairs, that this lias be
come necessary.
The World’s correspondent says, that only
the Rhode Island officers stood by tb -ir giins.
The men retreated early in the tight. The'
enemy charged from the woods itt all direc
tions, converging upon our forces. They were
bravely ine, but slaughter of our best officers
and men was so terrific that the federals were
<ft last obliged to retreat.
Col. Baker was killed by a horseman who
rode close to him, and fired five shots from a
revolver, all taking effect. Slayer was at once
brought down in turn by Capt. Daniel. The
same brave man received Col. Baker’s body,
leading a charge of his company for that pur
pose, The drowned are about fifty—killed
about thirty—prisoners three hundred-wound- ‘
ed one hundred and twenty-five—safe about
one hundred and eightv-four. Two Howitzers
and two field pieces,’of the 2d Rhode Island
battery, were hauled up the hill and effective
ly handled during the fight by Ool. Baker him
self, aided by Wistar, his Adjutant hawleyp
Col. Cogswell, of tlie Tammany, and Col.
Devitt. of the 1st California.
Special to Times says, steamship Mayor, of
Chester, returned from lower Rotomac 'to
day. having made ineffectual attempt to get by
the batteries.
On careful investigation, it is found that
the sum of four bundled thousand was sent
to England and 400,000 more to be sent in 30
days, in all, less than one million, to purchase
clothes, to be made up in this country, to meet
the pressing wants of onr soldiers in the field,
until our own manufactories can supply the
goods so much needed.
FROM PENNSYLVANIA.
PHILADELPHIA, wel. ~5.— ueuiii ul cm.
Baker lias created intense excitement in this
city—flags are shrouded and at half mast.
The greatest anxiety prevails to hear further
details of the engagement among the relatives
of the California regiment, which is compos
ed mainly of Philadelphians.
United States Circuit Court has commenced
the trial of Walker W. Smith, of pirate Jeff.
Davis, who was captured on board of the
schooner. Six of the jury have been selected.
FROM MISSOURI.
Jefferson City, Oct. 21.—Steamer J. D.
Perry, which arrived here to-day with fifty
wagons and forty mules, from St* Uouis, was
attacked by rebels at Portland, and narrowly
escaped being captured. Her Captain thinks
that there must have been seven hundred re
bels at that place.
St. Louis, Oct. 21.—A man direct from
Price's army says Jackson’s rebel Legislature
was in session at Stockton, the county seat of
Cedar county, to which place McCulloch was
approaching with 6000 to 12000 reinforcements
Sr. Louis, Oct. 22. — In conjunction with
Col. Plummer’s command, we have routed the
rebels of Thompson and Lowe, estimated at
five thousand. Their loss heavy. Ours small,
and confined to Indiana Cavalry. We captur
ed four heavy guns.
FROM NEW YORK.
New York, Oct. 22.—Trial of Savannah
pirates will commence in the United States
Circuit Court, before Judges Shipman and
Nelson, to-morrow. The indictment is for
piracy.
Yesterday afternoon, United States Marshal,
Murray, went to Fort Lafayette and released
the following named prisoners, on thoir taking
the oath of allegiance: Daniel Corey, J. N.
Packard and Algernon S. Sullivan. Mr, Sul
livan is a lawyer of this city, and counsel for
one or more of the Savannali privateersmen.
FROM NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, Oct. 30.—Eleven Men of
War and one transport steamer at the mouth
of the Mississippi.
FROH TENNESSEE.
Nashville, Oct. 30.—Report from Bowl
ing Green, to-day, says federate crossed Green
River at Greensburg-and Morgantown.
H. G. ScoVtil 1 arrested here to-day, charged
with encouraging insurrection and rebellion.
FROM RICHMOND VIA. NEW ORLEANS.
Norfolk, Oct. 29.—Thirty-six steamers
and one transport went to seat at 10 o’clock
this morning, from Hampton Roads.
Richmond Oct. 29.—Passengers from the
mountains re affirm retreat of Confederates
from Romney, but deny any loss of our for
ces. Federal? nppearerl at Romney in largo
force, while Confederates had only about six
hundred. Confederates retired orderly to
Winchester, where serious apprehension* ex
isted the federals would advance in numbers.'
Rumors are alloat to-day locating federal In
vasion at different points, but nothing relia
bly knoWQ. Also, rumors of important events
have been brought Imre by gentlemen just
from Warrenton, but little importance at
tached to his communications.
One hundred and fifty sick, many quite ill,
arrived this afternoon.
Richmond, Oct. 30.—Official intelligence
received of airival at Mobile of a Spanish
brig loaded with coffee and other valuables,
having successfully run the blockade. She
brings intelligence of the departure of Minis
ters Slidell and Mason from Havana on the
22d, for Liverpool.
No particular news of any interest from
camp.
FOREIGN NEWS.
Nashville, Oct, 31.—Steamer City of
Baltimore touched nt St. Johns on the 25th.
Sho brought Liverpool dates to the 16th,
Queenstown, 17th.
Proclamation was published on the 14th at
Warsaw, declaring Poland in a state of siege.
Military enemies occupy the puelic square at
Warsaw.
Cotton factories in Spain closing ou ac
count of lack of cotton.
----» •"» - ■■■■—
Confederates concentrating at Springfield
—Fremont's proclamation to b» rigidly
enforced in Missouri—Scigel and Lane
within two days march of Price—
Particulars of the battle near J\'ew
Orleans — Departure of Confederate
Ministers— England and France warm
ing up for the South— Walker's rea
son for resigning—Lord Jiussetl's
speech—Potomac. blockaded, Sfc.
from Missouri.
Sr. Louis, Oct. 25.-^Despatch from Holla,
Missouri, of the 24th, reports that it is re
garded as reliable, that all bands of rebel*
who have-been infesting the country West of
that place, are concentrating at Springfield;
also, a part of Price’s army arrived there,
eii.1 fVvn rnmci Inilnr OVrvftr*Hflfin.
Col. Boyd, of the x4th Missouri Regiment,
issued a proclamation from Pilot Knob, on the
25th, stating that Fremont’s proclamation
would be ligidly enforced in Jefferson, St.
Francis, Washington and Irdnton counties*
and offenders summarily shot. Rebel sympa
thisers giving information would be treated *»
spies.
Despatch to St. Louis, dated 25th. day* that
reports have been received that Seigel and
Lane were within two days march of Price,
and hoped to get a fight at Springfield.
Pacific telegraph completed to San Francis
co, on the 24th.
Jas. A. McMaster, Editor of the Froeman’s
Journal, released from Fort Lafayette, on tho
23d, by order of Seward, on taking the oath
of allegiance, which he did, protesting that
the requirement was withoufwarrant, justice
or law,
FROM TENNESSEE.
Nashville. Oct. 31.—Commodore Mc
Kean’s despatches of the battle of Passes has
been received at Washington.
Capt. Pope, of the Richmond, reports that tho
hole was made by tho Manassas, two feet be
low water line, live inches in circumference.
On the lirst alarm as the Manassas passed
abreast the Richmond, the entire port batteries
discharged at her. The red light was shown
as a signal of danger, and the squadron was
under weigh in a very few minutes; Richmond
covering the retreat Preble went over the bar.
Vincennes and Richmond grounded during the
engagement. Commodore Hardy’s crew aban
doned tho Vincennes, and placed a lighted slow
match to the magazine, but it did not explode.
The leak of the Richmond has been so reduced
that tho main engines will keep her free.
FROM NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, Nov 1.—Charleston Mer
cury, to-day, gives an interesting account of
the departure of Confederate Ministers, and
i cull ii ui tilt; stcctiiit:! iiinuuuuij mm me pai
ty who left Ctftirleston on the 11th of Octo
ber; consisting of Hon. J. M. Mason; John
Slidell; Mr. McFarland; Secretary to Mason,
and Mrs. and two Miss Slidell; Mrs. Eustis,
the daughter of the Banker Coreoran, at Fort
Lafayette; Col. Lemet and others, arrived at
Nassau that night, and at Cordelias on the 10th,
and liavanah on the 17th; where the passen
gers were enthusiastically received. The ladles
of Havana presented the steamer with a flag,
and ladies, officers and passeng-rs with a din
ner, by the citizens of the place.
FROM GEORGIA.
Augusta, Oct. 31.—Savannah Republican,
this morning, says that Hon. R. R. Meade, of
Virginia, late United States Minister to Bra
zil, arrived safely on his way to Virginia.
Capt. S. J. Short, of the British navy, re
signed his commission, arrived, and will ten
der his services to President Davis.
Several South Carolinians arrived from Eu
rope lately, report the feeling of England and
France warming up toward the South.
Valuable cargo of coffee, ammunition, salt
peter, sulphur and small arms arrived in Con
federacy.
Confederate vessel in Havana has been pre
sented with a flag, and the Matanzas sent one
to the Hampton Legion.
Tiie Theodora returned to Confederacy with
a valuable cargo, and reports steamer Key
stone State captured, and gone to New York
with a Southern steamer, loaded with inns
and ammunition*
rnOM VIRGINIA.
Richmond, Oct. 31.—Hundred and fifty
Yankee prisoners arrived this afternoon. Four
from Leesburg and four from Fairfax.
Gen. Lee arrived from Jackson River, and
reports all quiet.
Baltimore Clipper, of Saturday, published
a partial list of the federate wounded at the
battle of Leesburg, as follows: Fifteenth Mass.
Regiment 44; 20th Mass. Regiment 32; Tam
many Regiment 8; California Regiment 64;
3rd Rhode Island Regiment 6; 1st federal ar
tiilery 2; Cavalry 1. Killed—Tammany Regi
ment 10.
The Clipper omits forty wounded Yankees
now at Leesburg.
Despatch in Clipper says Lincoln has ap
pointed a commissioner to proeeedto St. Lou
is and examine Fremont’s accounts.
Nothing of interest’froci camps.
Whig this morning pdolishes a correspond
ence battVeeiLRrJg. General W. H, T. Waite'
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