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$2 PER ANNUM.] WEDNESDAY, NOYEMBEE 20. 1861. volume vil. NO. 50.
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Adjutant General’s Office, >
Little Rock, Oct. 20, 1861. )
General Order No. 12.]
IN view of threatened invasion, it is ordered
by the Governor and Commander-in-chief,
that the Brigader Generals commanding each
brigade, hold themselves in readiness at a
moment’s warning to order out for active ser
vice their respective commands for the space
of sixty days, or such other period as may be
directed by the proper authorities. All va
cancies will be filled immediately and no re
signations accepted, until further orders.
The commander-iu-chief further directs that
Regimental and Battalion musters be ordered
forthwith by each Brigadier General, and that
they be continued on each succeeding Satur
day foa three weeks. That the Generals
commanding order muster rolls returned by
captains of companies, with the proper desig
nation upon each rob,showing the number of
arms in each company on pa rade—the descrip
tion of gun and whetherfit for service. Each
militia man will be required to appear at mus
ter, armed and equipped as the law directs.
Disobedience of orders will be promptly re
Iressed by court martial, or otherwise, as di
rected bv law.
I he Generals commanding respectively, are
ordered to report to the commander-in-chief
the strength and condition of their Brigades
—the nurr.Der of arms reported in each, and
such other information as may be deemed val
uable to the public service.
His Excellency relies confidently upon the
patriotism of the people and the exigencies
upon the country for a cheerful complianance
with this order. He reminds them of the
presence of a formidable northern force, led
on by reckless and wicked leaders, assuring
the people of a firm resolve on the part of his
Excellency, that the State shall be protected
at all hazards.
By order of the Governor.
Act. Adj’t. Gen’l. of the State of Ark.
DENTON, AIK., 1\0V. ft, JLOUl, )
IT is ordered that Colonel Commandants of
Regiments composing the 2nd Brigade,
proceed immediately to thoroughly and effec
tually organize their respective Regiments
into companies and battalions, filling all va
cancies in the staff, field and company officers.
It is further ordered, that each Colonol shall
drill ‘by battalion or regiment.’ his Regiment
on each succeeding Saturday for three weeks,
(commencing at as early day as practicable
after receipt of this order,) and require the
captains of companies to make complete re
ports of the strength of their respective com
panies, men, arms (fit for effective use.) Each
military man is required to attend the drills,
armed and equipped as the law requires, and
all delinquents will be rigidly disciplined by
court Martial or otherwise according to law
lor neglect of duty, disobedience of orders, or
non-attendancc at drills.
The Colonels of Regiments will make out
and transmit, as early as possible, to the Ad
jutant General. (Maj- John C. Peay, Little
Rock, Ark.,) full reports of the strength of
their commands, stating the number of men,
the kind and number of effective arms, &.c.
In the absence of any Colonel Comman
<iaut. the field officer next in comand will ex
ecute the above orde,r and report to head
quarters all vacancies, so that they may he
filled as the law directs. No resignation will
be received so long as the present exciting
and warlike times contixe; and it is hoped
that each and everp officer and man will go
to work like true and patiiotic soldiers, effect
an organization that if necessary will pro
tect us from the threatened invasion of the
hired vandals of Abe Lincoln. Citizen sol
diers, look to your rifles and shot guns, attend
your drills and be reade for any emergency!
By order of Brig. Gen. GEO. M. HOLT.
John C. Pkay, Adj’t Gen. 2d Ark. Militia
Little Rock, November 5, 1861. [nov!3 2t.
(Successors to J. A. Frilli Co.)
Receiving, Forwarding & Commission
(JSJ^-Al! orders promptly attended to. febl3
Wagon, Buggy and Harness
rPHANKFUL to the
JL people for their past fa-|[ j|
; ' vors,respectfully announces v v
that he continues to do business at his old
stand, on Park street, where he is prepared to
do all kinds of work in the above line.
([ggp Biacksmitbing, Harness-making Wag
on and buggy building, wheelbarrows, repair
ing, &.c., done on short notice.
(gH?-’Horse-shoeing done promptly,
gggf" I ain compelled to adopt the CASH
SYSTEM for Harness-making and Repairing,
as also for all new Wood Work. March 6.
Administrator’s Sale.
pursuance of an order of the Probate
Court of Prairie county, at the October term,
A. D., 1861, we will proceed to sell at the
residence of John Dennis, deceased, ©n the
10th day of December, A. D., 1861, on a cre
dit of twelve months, the machinery of a
Steam Mill, two sets of Mill Rocks, and all
the persona! property belonging to said Es
tate, consisting of Horses, Mules, Cattle,
Wagons, Corn, Wheat, Hogs, both pork and
stock, &c. Notes with approved security will
be required.
JOHN P. SMITH, ) Adin’rs
October 30, 1861—4w.
News from Georgia— Arrival of a Con
federate Steamer from Europe—Gov.
Harris' address to the people of Ten
ncssee—Great excitement in East Ten
nessee — Yankee troops pouring into
Kentucky—Knoxvilie under Martial
Law, Sfc., Sic.
Augusta, Nov. 12.—Savannah Republican
this morning is informed by a gentleman from
the interior) that the bridges over Chickema
go Creek were burned by discharged hands,
and not by Unionists.
A negro who escaped from Hilton Head
says he heard federal officers say their loss at
the battle of Port Royal were forty killed.
Gen. Lee in Savannah.
Nothing positively known of the movements
of the federal?.
Charleston Courier this morning learns from
a friend just arrived, that Bluffton, on Sunday,
was in possession of our forces.
Beaufort deserted, and virtually in posses
sion of the enemy. It is believed no attemp's
to landing have been made, except a few
thieving excursionists, who were captured by
brig Betsy Ames, and brought to.
Augusta, Nov. 14.—Georgia planter’s con
vention adopted reso utions endorsing defensive
position of the Government; recommending dis
criminating duty of twenty per cent on pro
ductions of United States; also, cotton plan
ters should, if the war continue, and present
crop remain indisposed of; not plant next
spring beyond the wants of home consump
Savannah, Nov. 13.—Federal fleet report
ed passed Fernandina this morning, South
ward bound.. Great activity in strengthening
the defence of city. Confidence restored—gen
eralfeeling of security prevails.
Charleston, November 13.— A special
despatch to Savannah announces the arrival
of Captain Anderson with a Confederate
steamer from Europe, with large quantities
of arms and ammunition.
Nashville, Nov. 12. — Union & American
publishes to-morrow an address to the people
of Tennessee, by Gov. Harris, calling upon
them to furnish every double-barrel shot gun
and rifle they have, to arm troops now offer
ing their services, lie says the State must,
and to the full extent of her resources shall be
protected. He declares he has resolved to ex
haust ever}' resource of the State, before the
foot of the invaders shall polute the soil of
Parties arrived to day from East Tennessee
report great excitement and fears of a general
outbreak. Five men have been arrested,
charged with being concerned in burning
Gen. Mitchell, commanding the department
of Ohio and Kentucky, has resigned, because
of unsatisfactory relations with Gen. Sher
man. Gen. Rosseau also resigned—cause as
signed, ill health.
Nashville, Nov. 13.—Yankee troops con
tinue to pour into Kentucky. Regiment from
Western Virginia arrived at Louisville on the
4th. Two Ohio regiments started from Gin
cinnati for Louisville on the 5th. Ten regi
ments from Ohio, Indiana and the North ex
pected to arrive at Louisville last week.
Madisonville, Hopkins county, occupied
1000 federal infantry and 500 cavalry, on the
tenth. Southern men compelled to fly to avoid
Robt. Bunker, Ex-Mayor ef Mobile, and
Andrew Lowe, a merchant of Savannah, ar
rested in Cincinnati, and taken to Fort Warren,
Boston Harbor, on the 5th, by order of Secre
tary Seward. Both gents recently returned
from Europe, and were arrested on suspicion,
having important information for rebels.
I..O . I
dition, says it is manifestly not intent of the
Lincoln government to attempt to capture yet
the large Southern seaports, but thinks New
Orleans, Mobile and Savannah could be taken
without mu h blood. The retention of those
cities, however, would be much more serious
matter. A lodgment on an Island or series of
Islands, that command important harbors,
with a view to future operations is manifestly
the object of the expedition.
Memphis, Nov. 1^.—Gen Ilalleck takes
Fremont’s place, and Buell supercedes Sher
man in Ky. The Chicago Tribune admits a
defeat at Belmont, and thinks it is time to be
gin to inquire into the cause of so many de
feats. The Yankee prisoners captured at Bel
mont, arrive here to-morrow. Lincoln has is
sued permits to Rhode Island to trade with
Southern loyalists, exporting cotton thereby.
Nashvill::, Nov. 14.—The Union and
American learns from a private letter re
ceived here yesterday, that a son of Senator
wounded in attempt to burn a bridge at Straw
berry Plains, on East Tennessee and Virginia
Railroad, Friday night. Pickens reported
on incendiaries. Win. A. Ronold, a Louis
ville Lincolnile, been arrested by Provast
Marshall, of Bowling Green, suspicion of
visiting that place as a spy.
Special to Chicago Journal, dated Cairo 7th,
says we are expecting momentarily to hear of
the capture of Columbus.
Indianapolis, Nov. 7.—From all parts of
the Slate disaffection at the course pursued to
ward Fremont is apparent. There is no mis
take, the people are fast losing confidence in
the Administration.
Washington, Nov. 7.—Trial of a number
of persons, under indictment of treason, com
menced at Baltimore to day, befoie Justices
Taney and Yates. Curiosity expressed as to
the course likely to be pursued by Taney.
Gov. Morgan and Senator Har ris have sent
despatches to Gen. Wool, asking him to delay
his contemplated resignation, and continue his
present position. It is not improbable that
the Government will at an early day assume
responsibility of a general exchange of pn
Indications are that Gen. Buell will be as
signed command of the department ot Cum
berland, and relieve Sherman, who probably
will return to the army of the Potomac.
Richmond, Nov. 13 -Despatch from Lynch
burg says tile following was received this
morning from East Tennessee:
Jonk'Boro, Nov. 13. — Union men have a
camp from one thousand to thitteen hundred
men at Elizabethtown, near the North Caroli
na line, about twenty miles from Bristol, and
another of seven hundred men near Strawber
ry Plains, both of which are increasing, und
they threaten to take po-session of the Rail
road and burn the bridges.
Report current at Lynchburg that the Un
ionists have taken Bristol, but telegram to
Superintendent to Virginia and Tennessee
Railroad proves it unfounded by last train.
Troops which left Lynchburg last evening
for East Tennessee, ran over a cow near Cen
tral Depot, Tennessee, last night. Four cars
thrown ofFthc track. One man killed and six
Virginia State Convention assembled. No
quorum present.
Postal Department sent agents to points
wile: e travel and transit are interrupted by
Unionists, to facilitate the transportation of
mails. The mail trains run only in the day
time. Engines and cars on each side of burned
bridges, to convey mail and passengers.
Nothing new from camps, but it is noticed
all prominent officials are unusually cheerful
Richmond, Nov. 10.—Western train due
this morning arrived at Lynchburg to-night,
bringing through mail dates, late as Knoxville
the l(Jth. Passengers say it is reported that
the damages to Union men much exaggerated.
Knoxville has been placed under martial law.
Forty-five persons taken by Gen. Floyd ar
rived on th>> train, a portion of which were
taken while holding a recent election in the
Northwest. Poll books also captured, with
names, notes, &e.
Special despatch to Charleston Courier,
dated Pocataligo the 12th, says detachment of
Light Dragoons visited Beaufort by daylight,
saw two gun-boats lying one mile and a half
below town, but negroes report federals visit
it daily and return at night.
Richmond, Nov. 14.—New York Herald,
of the 8th, contains news from Washington,
of the fith. Gen. Meigs mentioned as succes
f ~ IT'_—: I I 1 —
sent to Kentucky.
Brig. General Mitchell, of Cincinnati, re
Reported resignation of Wool unfounded.
Col. Hawkins, commanding at Hatteras, ad
vices troops to be returned to Fortress Mon
roe, in consequence of untenable condition in
severe storms. ,
Small Pox broken out among the crew of
Harriet Lane.
Baltimore Sun of the 6th, says, untruthfully
that Beauregard is en route to Charleston.
News sheet says that 15000 troops sent South.
Armada transports returned.
Richmond, Nov. 17.—It is ascertained that
a federal vessel, the San Jacinto, boarded a
British steamer, at sea, and took otr Mason
and Slidell and Secretaries- Enstis and Mc
Farland. They are all now at Fortress Mon
Northern papers publish a despatch, giving
an account of a battle at Pikeville, in which
federals killed five hundred and took one
thousand confederate prisoners.
A letter from Gen. Humphrey Marshall,
just received at the War Department, says
Pikeville battle occurred wilh 300 confeder
ates against 1500 federals, Our troops lost
one killed and four wounded, seven missing.
Federal loss, killed 207, counted 140 woun
ded, 200 prisoners. This unequal loss re
sulted from the fact that our forces success
fully ambuscaded the federals.
News of the capture of Mason and Slidell
has been communicated to the War Depart
Nothing of interest from Manassas, or any
other of the camps.
Richmond, Nov. 17.—The Dispatch, extra,
contains interesting items from the Baltimore
American of the 13th;
The report of the successful battle of the
federals at Piketon or Pikeville, Ky., is all
Geneiab Ilalleck and Buell had left Wash
f ... ik.. ,4
Despatches from Washington, dated 12th
confirm report of federal reconnoisance oppo
site Occoquan, with eighteen thousand troops.
Some of the pickets were shot and some ta
ken prisoners.
The train last night, from Norfolk, brought
thirty-three Southerners prisoners, recently
confined ill Washington. Among the officers
are Lieut. Col. Boone and Sergeant Thomas
of 2d Miss.; Serg’t, Bates 8th Ala.; Bunker,
Calvert, Eastwood, Savett and Relick of 8th
Georgia; Alfred, Loftin, Coffin and Smith of
Oth Ala.; Siognot of 5th Ala.; Hudson and
Porter of 4th Ala.; James of 2d South Caro
lina; Burrninie, Pinckney, McFall and Bar
tow of 4th South Carolina; Turrell of Hamp
ton’s Legion; Dearron and Johnson of 4th
North Carolina; Walker of 2d Miss., with
several Virginians.
The New Yoik Herald, of the 12th, gives
the following of the federal lieet disabled,
ashore and missing: Belvidere, Florida, Com
modore Perry, Ethan Allen, D. M. Petit,
Union, Ocean, Express and Governor, and two
gun-boats names unknown.
” The news of the bombardment of Beaufort
was received at Washington on the 10th; ex
citing great gratification in official circles.
In the Maryland Legislature there is only
six Secessionists. Bradford’s (Republican)
majority for Governor is 30,000.
Governor Hicks, of Maryland, has called a
special session of the Legislature to place the
State unequivocally in favor of the old Union.
Federal forces reported reconnoitering with
a large force in the vicinity of our lines on
the Potomac.
Francis Albany, one of the prisoners taken
by the federals from the Petri I, died recently
at the Moyamensing prison, Philadelphia.
The blockade of the Potomac still effective
and disastrous to federals.
Federal pickets in force opposite Occoquan
with cannon.
Richmond, Nov. 18.—Mayor Martin of
Natchez Cavalry captured a Caplain, Lieu
tenant and thirty privates of the 38th New
York regiment, within two miles of Upton
Mills. Four of the enemy were killed and
several wounded. Martin sustained no loss.
Five four-horse wagons, loaded with corn,
were captured.
Late Northern papers say that the North is
jubilant over Yankee success at Port Royal.
The next demonstration will probably be an
attack »f the fleet on Evatispott,
An unfortunate surprise ol’our own rout
ing parties, on peninsula, occurred eaiivou
Wednesday morning, causing the death of
Mai. Bagby of Mobile, form rly of Georgia,
'lightly wounding Capt. Morrison in the
hand and severely wounded Mr. Rogers, wh >
j had his leg amputated; botli of Burk conntv
Georgia. Some few Virginians very slight!/
! wounded. Remains of Bagby en route for
j Mobile.
Richmond, Nov. 18.--Congress met, i •■-e
quorum present. Nothing done.' Adjourned,
The Presidents message will be read to-noi
row, Nothing new otherwise.
Cincinnati, Nov. 11.—The defeat of the
Union forces at Guyandotte was accomplished
by trickery on the part of the inhabitants, it
was arranged between the rebel cavalry and
rehifl citizens to massacre the federal tro >ns
in cold blood. The citizens invited the feder
al* to their houses on Sunday evening, and all
off duty accepted. After dark the rebel cav
alry dashed into town, murdering unarmed
soldiers. Rebel citizens, men and Women,
rushed to arms and aided cavalry in slaugh
tering the federuls. Their camp was prepared
for defense, but it wras overpowered and had
to break up when Col. Zeigler arrived and
learned particulars of the affair. He o.dered
the destruction of the town. Buildings were
immediately fired, and the whole town was
reduced to ashes.
The Baltimore Sun of the 12th, says it is
understood that the federal advance will be
expedited by the success of the fleet.
Great difficulty experienced at Washington
for supplies. Wagon trains run daily to Bal
timore. Government urged to seize the turn
pike for its use. Mas3 of regiments detailed
for service in lower Maryland have returned.
A Wilmington schooner arrived on Friday
from foreign Islands, with 4600 bushels of
salt and 71 barrels of sugar. Schooner re
ported no blockading vessels off Western bar.
On Friday there was one off New Inlet.
Nashville, Nov. 16.—The Louisville Cou
rier, of to-day, reports Gen. Tom. Crittenden,
with 10,000 yaukees, within twenty miles of
The Courier thinks he probably intends to
disperse the Sovereign Convention which meets
at that place on Monday.
Nashville, Nov. 18.—The Bowling Green
correspondent of the Union and American,
says : Gentlemen direct from Elizabethtown
report federals four thousand strong advanced
to Bacon Creek. Small pox of a virulent
type and black measles, fire raging at a fear
ful rate among federals. At Muldrougb’s
Hill large numbers are dying daily. A por
tion of Gen. Hardee’s forces, under Col. Cle
burne, were sent to break up the federal
camp at Tompkinsville. They returned t*
Howling Green on the 17th, the federals hav
ing left two days before confederates arrived.
A special despatch to the New York Her
ald, dated Washington, Nov. 11th, says j-*>
Gentlemen occupying high position in Mex
ico, have just arrived hare with important in
formation, which has been laid before the
federal government. It appears that tile
whole west coast of Mexico and Sonora are
greatly excited at the contemplated interven
tion of England, France and Spain in their
affairs, and they have applied to the federal
government to know whether It will sustain
them against the intrigues of Spain.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12.—The Enquirer
has the following special despatch : A priva
teer and two schooners in San Juan inlet
were burned on the 9lh by a boat from tho
Special despatch to Now York Tribune, da
ted Wasnington Nov 11th says: A person in
citizens dress with a pass from McClellan’s
headquaiters visited all posts on the left
wings of the federal army, on Saturday, who
was recognised on his return to Alexandria as
an officer of the rebel army.
A special despatch to the Union and Amer
ican, from Russellville, Ky., Nov. 18th, says:
Sovereignty convention met this morning,
fifty one counties represented; H. C. Burnett
chosen president. A provisional government
for Southern Kentucky will certainly be
fill1 mml f r> - I nn r r III n rn WT T/iKiiavtn r. 0
Scott county will be appointed Governor.
Boston, Nov. 14.— An arrival reports the
capture of an English steamer by federal
frigates. The former had munitions of war
and was carried into Key West.
Halifax, Nov. 14.—Niagara arrived from
Queenstown, with dates to the 3d. No com
mercial news. The London Times says: —
We will be glad to see the establishment of
the Confederate States, because the political
power South would be lessened. Sir John
Packington in a recent speech said tho Great
Powers of Europe should remonstrate against
the continuance of the war in America.—
The Paris correspondent of the Independent
Beige intimates that proposed intervention
with Mexico has an ulterior object, and says
tl;e time must come when cottoii blockades
will cease to be tolerated, and names January
as the time.
Fourteen English and French war vessels
are at Halifax.
A despatch from Washington to Baltimore,
dated 14th, says: Two millions of dollars
worth of cotton seized at Beaufort. Caroli
nians are professing loyalty to the govern
ment. Preparations are making to establish
a navy yard at Port Royal, and other balder
Official federal report of casualties at Port
Royal—killed, 8; wounded 23.
Charleston, Nov. 16 —Enemy ascertained
to be in possession of Pinkney Island, and
they have seized all able bodied men on the
plantations and taken them aboard the fleet.
This has created a panic among others who
are anxious to get away, but are prevented
from leaving by force. Tho enemy have made
no attempt to land any force on main land yet.
Yesterday our pickets, at Buckingham, were
fired upon by a party in a launch at Long-taw,
without eiiect. We have not been able to as
certain their force, but it is represented by the
negroes to be large.
flg^-The governor of Floida has Issued a
proclamation forbidding the enlistment of
i citizens of that State to serve in other por
■ tions of the Confederacy. He orders, there—
I fore, that ail military officers in commission
from the State of Florida, shall interfere by
arresting and sending out of the State, any
person found recruiting or enticing the citi
zens of Florida to enter the service of any
other State.

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