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    Stini-atethig Otott,
WM. LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor
A. TYIETTRST, Associate Editor.
'X'E RIIIS.—" Toe Own" is published twice a week at
$1.50 t year-75 cents Tor slx mouths-50 cents for
three months—in advance.
Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 39, 1861
Our Flag Forever.
The Aroh-Traitors Caught.
Occasional of the Press of last night,
says that no greater outrage has been
perpetrated upon the Southern chival
ry than the capture, by the officers of
the United States navy, of those dis
tinguished statesmen, John Slidell and
Jas. M. Mason. The idea that two men
who have wielded so much power in the
South, and have contributed so much
to the overthrow of the regular Gov
ernment of the United States, should
be captured by the vulgar " Yankees,"
will shock the tender sensibilities of
the whole Confederacy. If there are
any jewels amongthe Secession states
men these jewels are Slidell and Mason.
They represent the whole theory of
the ingratitude of slavery. Slidell,
born in the North and married in the
South, has devoted more than forty
years of his life to an attack upon
Northern men and Northern institu
tions; and Mason, who has subsisted
- upon the money which he married in
Philadelphia, seems to have had no
other purpose but to traduce the city
that has supplied to him the means of
living. Both were on their way to
Europe for the purpose of securing
foreign aid to enable Jefferson. Davis
successfully to Conduct his crusade
against the Republic. As I write they
are on their way to Fort Warren, in
Boston harbor.
Th ß iyess 9 ylf n it night says, from
the ,riiiAlon pi : those men to Europe
the most gra . tifYing, results were hoped
for by the deluded people of the South.
They have relied . from the first upon
the aid and CO-operation, at no distiant
day, of European nations, trusting
that their god, King Cotton, had suf
ficient power over the commercial and
manufacturing interests of the old
world, to force it to sustain the South
in all her mad and desperate move
ments. •They expected that with Ma
son pleading at the Court of St. James,
and Slidell adroitly seeking the assis
tance of Louis Napoleon, they would
soon secure . a recognition of their in
dependence, or the despatch of a pow
erful fleet to break the blockade of our
Southern coast. At the very least,
they looked for the formation of an
influential party in France and Eng
land which would furnish supplies of
arms and munitions, and in exchange
smuggle out of the Southern States
vast quantities of cotton.
The failure of these sanguine ex
pectations just at the moment when all
Secessia was jubilant over the reported
successful escape of the rebel envoys
,the blockading squadron off
Charleston, and their embarkation up
on a British steamer at Nassau, delights
all loyal men, and will exert almost as
depressing an influence in rebeldom as
the brilliant sucCoss of our naval ex
pedition at Beaufort. There are some,
however, whose minds are filled with
anxious foreboding's, because . Mason
and Slidell were captured on board a
British mail steamer, and the opinion
is even expressed that their arrest may
lead to hostilities with Great Britain,
We confess that we do
_not share these
apprehensions. , If England is deter
mined to seek a war with this country
there will be no lack of pretexts in the
many now complications that will evi
dently be engendered by our present
difficulties. But certainly there is no
legitimate cause for war famished by
an incident that inflicts upon British-iu
terests so slight an injiary,lind We doubt
:`very inlceh xviethilir. the people of Eng
land, would sustain any ministry that,
for such a cause, would Seek to insti
tute hostilities against us. What harm
has been done to British interests?
No British citizen has been . seized or
imprisoned ;.no British subject wronged
,in any way. The head and front of our
- ciiending,ifany offence has been com
mitted, consists only in detaining for
a few moments a British vessel, and
removing from her decks two of the
most.dangereus • enemies 'or our coun
try. While we have clamored against
the exercise of the right of searching
American'vessels by British cruisers,
it must be recollected that our mein
idea in making those objections was
based on the -constant danger of the
seizure and harsh treatment of men
who had a claim, as adopted citizens,
to the protection of the Government.
It should also be remembered that, in
spite of our repeated remonstrances,
British cruisers have, in almost num
berless cases, exorcised the so-called
right of 'search on the most frivolous
pretexts; and while we haVe strongly
complained of these acts, yet never has
the British Government distinctly
abandoned its claim to exercise this
right in such cases as it may deem it
necessary to enforce it.
iect the attention of every reader of
the Globe, and especially the ladies, to
the patriotic appeal in anetheidOlumn,
in behalf of the Sanitary Commission,
by the patriotic and energetic ladies
of this place. We ask every lady
reader of the Globe to assist them in
the good cause. This is no humbug
affair s but one of the indispensable ne
cessaries to our army. If you have
but a mite to give, send it along, it will
be gratefully received, and perhaps it
may cause some poor, unfo4unate sol
dier, who has lost an eye or a limb, or
who is lying sick with a burning fever,
to bless the dear good hands that pre
pared the delicious morsel for his
parched tongue. Let the good work
go bravely on. Huntingdon county is
ahead in almost everything else, and
we hope the ladies will not let it fall
short in this, the most charitable and
humane work of all.
day evening a soldier belonging to the
McClellan Regiment, named Peter
Crouse, died very suddenly, of heart
disease. In the morning he was as
well as usual, and in the evening, he
was a corpse. Ho was briiught into
town on Saturday evening attended
by his company, and lay in state in
the Penna. Railroad warehouse until
the 11 o'clock train came down, when
he was taken to Philadelphia, accom
panied by a number of his comrades
in arms. He leaves a wife and family
in Philadelphia, in tolerable circum
Par We bad the pleasure of taking
by the hand, on Monday, our old friend,
Captain A. S. Harrison of company G,
sth Penna. Reserve Corps, Col. Sim
mons. The captain looks well, only
not quite so fat as before he wont into
the army. He was on a visit to his
family in this place, and returned to
the command of his company on Mon
day. Tie reports all Well and in the
best of spirits.
TnikNks.-3.lrs. Stewart Corbett has
our thanks for a feet or a feet and a
half of excellent Sausage.
Our Yonng bachelor friend, A. B.
Cuiininghfun, presented us - -with a
tinantity of "shell barks" last week, for
which he-has out; kind remembrance.
If the "Confeds" want to wake
up about. 50,000 liVe Irishmen in the
North, every man,of whom will be a
hero',l7te:tby of the gallant 69th, let
them hang Col. Corcoran. It will be
the costliest hanging the scoundrels
ever indulged in.
4•'".. Court was pretty well attended
last week, but as our "phunnypbrend"
says we "didn't fob many more shin
plasters than a couple of governMent
horses could pull down hill."
SNOW.—We had a slight sprinkle of
snow on Friday last. The first of the
BARREE, Nov. 13, 1861
FRIEND LEWIS :—There has been
nothing of importance transpired here
abouts since my last, I believe, of suf
ficient importance to form a letter, but
the (het, that Uncle Sam has kindly
allowed a number of our citizens the
privilege of taking eare , of, and doc
toring a number of his old broken
winded Itosintuftes, an honor which, of
course (on the principle of small pota
toes thankfully received,) we are truly
grateful for. By the by, don't you
think that the horse business has slight
ly run into the ground of late? Heav
en help the poor soldier that trusts his
neck to some that I saw with U S
branded on them. Secession balls are
dangerous enough without giving a
man an animal to mount that cannot
get out of its own road, much less take
its rider out of danger. Men who
would take advantage of the Govern
ment at this time, would steal their
grandmother's nightcap. The weath
er has been very fine since the storm,
and our farmers are busily engaged
huSking and storing their corn. I be
lieve some of the farmers living near
the creek, lost some . corn and pump
kins by the flood, but nothing serious.
The revival at 'Wesley Chapel is
still progressing with pretty good suc
cess,- Several have professed a change
of heart, and others are still seeking
diligently for the pearl of great price.
I am pleased to find you have an
addition to your editorial corps, in the
person of A. Tyhnrst, Esq. May the
mantle of the Broad Top Miner full
gracefully upon the shoulders of the
, g gay and incomparable" Globe, is the
sincere prayer"of your friend and welt
wisher, JUNIUS.
Tribute of Respect.
At a meeting of the Neg,loy Body
Guard, 77th .Reg. Penna. Vol., held at
Camp Nevin, Hardin co., Kentucky,
October 25th, 1861, A. F. Baldwin was
called to the Chair, and D. H. Gates
acted Secretary. The death of private
Joseph Sharp,* which occurred at Lan
caster, Pa., having been announced, it
was by the company unanimously
Resolved, That in the death of our
respected and beloved fellow-soldier,
we have sustained a loss which fills
our hearts with sorrow. We know
him as a soldier, faithful and efficient
in the discharge of every duty; as 'a
friend,' ever ready to respond to the
calls of true friendship; as a. compan
ion, kind and genial in his intercourse
with us. We lr new him as a Christian,
upright and honorable in all his
tions. We knew him as a patriot, who
loved his country better than his life.
We knew, him as a soldier, ever ready
to meet the shadowy future without
fear and with a manly heart.
Resolved, That while we bear testi
mony to the \worth of our departed
friend and fellow-soldier in these the
more public relations of life, we do sin
cerely sympathize with those who
mourn him us a son and brother. May
" He who doeth all thing's well," sus
tain and comfort them in this their
hour of deep affliction.
_Resolved, That the Company wear
the usual badge of mourning for thirty
Resolved, That this testimonial of
our appreciation of the character and
worth of our late fellow-soldier and
companion, be published in each of the
county papers of Lancaster, Hunting
don, and Blair.
—*The deceased was a resident of
Spruce Creek, this county.
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Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 8, 1861.
Sir :—The Government having de
termined to siezo and occupy ono or
more important points upon the South
ern coast, where our squadrons might
find shelter, possess a depot, and afford
protection to loyal citizens, committed
to my discretion the selection from
among those places which were thought
most available and desirable for these
After mature deliberation, aided by
the professional knowledge and great
intelligence of the Assistant Secretary
of the Navy, Mr. Fox, and upon taking
into consideration the magnitude to
which the joint naval and military ex
pedition had been extended, to which
you have called my attention, I came
to the conclusion that the original in
tentions of the Department, if first
carried out, would fall short of the ex
pectations of the country and of the
capabilities of the expedition. Port
Royal I thought would meet both in a
high degree. I therefore submitted to
Brig. General Sherman, commanding
the military part of the expedition,
this modification of our earlier matur
ed plans, and bad the satisfaction to re
ceive his full concurrence, though he
and the commanders of the brigades
very justly laid great stress on the ne
cessity, if possible, of getting this frigate
into the harbor of Port Royal.
On Tuesday, the 29th of October, the
fleet under my command left Hampton
Roads, and, with the army transports,
numbered fifty vessels. On the day
previous I had despatched the coal
vessels, twenty-five in all, under the
convoy of the Vandalia, Commander
Haggerty, to rendezvous off Savannah,
not wishing to give the true point.—
The weather had been unsettled in
Hampton Roads, though it promised
well when we sailed; but off Hatteras
it blew hard. Some of the ships got
into the breakers, and two struck, but
without injury.
On Friday the Ist of November, the
rough weather soon increased to a gale,
and we had to encounter one of great
violence from the southeast, a portion
of which approached to a hurricane.—
The fleet was utterly dispersed, and on
Saturday morning one sail only was
in sight from the deck of the Wabash.
On the following day the weather
moderated, and the steamers and ships
began to re-appear. Sealed orders, not
to be opened, except in case of separa
tion, were furnished to all the men-of
war by myself; and to the transports
by Gen. Sherman. As the vessels re
joined, reports came in of disasters. 1
expected to hear of many, but when
the severity of the gale and the char
acter of the vessels are considered, we
have only cause for great thankfulness.
In reference to the men-of-war, the
Isaac Smith, a most efficient and well
armed vessel for the class purchased,
but not intended to encounter such a
sea and wind, had to throw her for
midable battery overboard to keep
from foundering; but being thus re
lieved, - Lieut. Commanding Nicholson
was enabled to go to the assistance of
the chartered steamer Governor, then
in a very dangerous condition, and on
board of which was one fine battalion
of marines, under Major Reynolds.—
They were finally rescued by Captain
Ringgold, in the Sabine, under difficult
circumstances, soon after which the
Governor went down. I believe seven
of the marines were drowned by their
own imprudence. Lieut. Command
ing Nicholson's conduct in the Isaac
Smith has met with my warm com
The Peerless, transport, in a sinking
condition, was met by the Mohican,
Commander Gordon. All the people
on board, twenty-six in number, were
saved 'under very - peculiar circumstan
ces, in which service Lieut. 11. W. Mil
ler was very favorably noticed by his
On passing Charleston I Sent in the
Seneca, Lieut. Commanding Ammon,
to direct Captain Lardner to join the
with the•steamer Susquehanna off Port
Royal without delay.
On Monday, at 8 o'clock in the morn
ing,'l, ancholed " Off 'the bar With some
twenty-five vessels in ;company, with
Many more' heaving iro sight. The
Department is aware that all the aids
to navigation had been removed, and
the bar lies ten miles seaward, with no
features on the shore line with sufficient
prominence to make any bearings reli
able. But to the skill of Commander
Davis, the Flag Captain, and Mr. Bou
telle, the able assistant of the Coast
Survey, in charge of the steamer :Vix
en, the channel was immediately found,
sounded out and buoyed.
By auto o'clock I received assuran
ces from Capt. Davis that I could send
forward the lighter transports (those
under 18 foot) with all the gunboats,
which was immediately done, and be
fore dark they'v, , ore securely anchored
in the roadstead of Port Royal, S. C.
The gunboats almost immediately
opened their batteries upon two or
three rebel steamers, under Commodore
Tatnall, instantly chasing him under
shelter of the batteries. In the morn
ing, Commander John Rodgers, of the
U. E 3, steamer Flag, temporarily ou
board this ship, and acting on my staff,
accompanied Brig. General Wright in
the gunboat Ottawa, Lieut. Command
ing Stevens; and supported by the
Seneca, Lieut. CoMmanding Nicholson,
made a reconnoissance in force, and
drew the fire of the batteries on Hilton
Head and Bay Point sufficiently to
show that the fortifications were works
of strength and scientifically construc
In the evening of Monday, Captain
Davis and Mr. Boutell4 reported the
water deep enough for the Wabash to
venture up.
The responsibility of hazdrding so
noble a frigate was not a light one
over a prolonged bar of over two miles.
There was about a foot or two of water
to spare, and the fall and rise of the
tido 18 such that if she grounded she
would have sustained serious injury
from straining, if not total loss. Too
much, however, was at stake to hesi
tate, and the result was entirely suc
On the morning of Tuesday, the
Wabash crossed the bar, followed
closely by the Susquehanna, the At
lantic, the Vanderbilt and other trans
ports of deep-draught, and on running
through that portion of the fleet al
ready in, the safe passage of this great
ship over the bar was hailed by grati
fying cheers from crowded vessels.—
Wo anchored, and immediately com
menced preparing the ship for action ;
but the delay of planting buoys, par
ticularly on Fishing Rip, a dangerous
shoal we _had to avoid, rendered the.
hour late before it was possible to move
with the attacking squadron. In our
anxiety to get to the outline of the
forts before dark, we stood in near the
shoal, and the ship grounded. By the
time she was taken off it was too late
to proceed, and I made signal for the
squadron to anchor out of gunshot
from the enemy.
To-day the wind blows a gale from
the scutnward and westward, and the
attack is unavoidably postponed.
I have the honor to be, sir, respect
fully, your obedient servant,
Flag Officer commanding the South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Lion. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the
Navy, Washington.
Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 8, 18G1.
Sir :—I have. the honor to inform
you that yesterday I attacked the en
emy's batteries on Bay Point and llil
ton Head, Forts Beauregard and Wal
ker, and succeeded in silencing them,
after an engagement of four hours' du
ration, and driving away the squadron
of rebel steamers under Com. Tatnall.
The reconnoissance of yestelilay
made us acquainted with the supeTior
ity of Fort Walker, and to that I di
rected my special efforts, engaging it
at first at a distance of eight hundred
and afterwards six hundred yards; but
the plan of attack brought the squadron
sufficiently near Fort Beauregard to
receive its fire, and the ships were fre
quently fighting the batteries on both
sides at the same time.
The action was begun on my part
at twenty-six minutes after 9 o'clock,
and at half past 2 the American ensign
was hoisted on the flagstaff of Fort
Walker, anikthjs, morning at sunrise
on Fort Beauregard.
The defeat of the enemy terminated
in their utter rout and confusion.—
Their quarters and encampments were
abandoned without any attempt on
their part to carry away either public
or private property. The ground over
which they fled was strewn with arms
of private soldiers, and the officers re
tired in too much haste to submit to
the encumbrance of their swords.—
Landing my marines and a company
of seamen, I took possession of the de
serted o•round, and held the forts on
Hilton Mead until the arrival of Gen.
Sherman, whom I had the hoe. to
transfer its occupation.
We have captured forty-three pieces
of cannon, most of them of the heavi
est calibre and of the most improved
The bearer of these despatches will
have the honor to carry with him the
captured flags, and two small brass
field pieces lately belonging to the
State of South Carolina, which we send
home as suitable trophies of the suc
cess of the navy.
I enclose a copy of the genital or
der which is to be read to the fleet to
morrow morning at muster.
A detailed account of this battle will
be submitted hereafter.
I have the honor to be, very respect
fully, your most obedient servant,
Flag Officer commanding the South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
P. S.—The bearer of despatches will
also carry with him the first American
ensign raised upon the soil of South
Carolina since the rebellion broke out.
To Hon. (iidcon Welles, Secretary
of the Navy, Washington.
ROYAL BAY, November, Bth, 1861.
It is the grateful duty of the Com
mander-in-chief to make a public ac
knowledgment of his entire commen
dation of the coolness, discipline, skill
.and gallantry displayed by the offi
cers and men under his command in
the capture of the batteries on Hilton
Head and Bay Point, after an action
of four hours' duration.
The Flag Officer fully sympathizes
with tho officers and men in his squa
dron in the satisfaction they manifest
at seeing the ensign of the Union fly
ing once more in the State of South
Carolina, which has been the chief pro
motor of the wicked and unprovoked
rebellion they have been called upon
to suppress.
S. F.-Durorrr, Flag Officer,
Commanding Steamer Atlantio
Blockading Squadron.
Total killed - - - 8
Total wounded severely 6
Total wounded slightly - - 17
Total killed and wounded 31
I have the honor to be, respectfully
your obedient servant
S. F. DUPONT, Flag Officer
Southern Blockading Squadron.
GIDEON WEIALS, Secret(lri , Of the Navy
The Capture of Beaufort
Purt Royal Harbor, Nov. oth, 1861. 1
Sir--Since writing my official 'des
patch, I have sent the gunboats to
take possession of Beaufort, to protect
the inhabitants; but I regret to say
they have fled, and the town is owl,
Boned to the nesr,roes, who ai.e repor
ted to me as being in a lawless condi
The light vessels which I hoped to
EilVe were destroyed in the destruction
of the forts, by the rebels. The post•
offices were visited, and 'a number of
documents, letters, &c., obtained.
I have covered Scull Creek at' the
mouth of Broad river, and havo cat' ff
the communication between' Charles•
ton and Savannah.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. F. Durowr, Flag Officer,
Commanding Steamer Atlantic
Blockading Squadron.
lion. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the
Navy, at Washington.
Extract from a Private Letter
The following is an extract from a
private letter from one of the officers
engaged in the bombardment :
" I am sure our success will rejoice
your heart. It has, been complete,
and terror runs over the whole coun
try. The negroes are wild and plun
dering their masters' houses. The
whites have been driving the negroes
away by force and shooting them down,
but they still come down to the gun
" The moment Gen. Drayton took to
his horse in the panic of the 7th, his
two hundred servants went directly to
the Wabash. This is worthy of notice
as putting down the romance that the
slaves were ready to fight for their
masters. They surrounded Captain
Ammon in crowds at Beaufort, one of
them calling out in the joy of his heart:
didn't think you could do it, mama.' "
Official Despatch from Gen. Sherman.
PORT ROYAL. S. C., Nev. 8, 1861 } •
To the Adjutant Gen. U. S. Army,
Sir: have the honor to report that
the force under my command embark
ed at Annapolis, Md., on the 21st day
of October, and arrived at Hampton
Roads, Va., on the 22d. In consequence
of the delay in the arrival of some of
our transports, and the unfavorable
state of the weather, the fleet was
unable to set out for the Southern coast
until the nth, when under the convoy
of a naval squadron, under Commo
dore Dupont, and after the most ma
ture consideration of the objects of the
expedition by the Flag offieer and my
self, it was agreed to first reduce •any
works that might be found at Port
Royal, South Carolina, and thus open
thefinest harbor on the coast that ex
ists south of Hatteras.
It was calculated to reach Port Roy
in five days at most, but in conse
of adverse winds and a perilous
storm on the day and night of the Ist
of November, the fleet did not arrive
at Port Royal bar until the 4th, and
then but in part, for it had been almost
entirely dispersed by the gale, and the
vessels have been struggling in it up
to this date. The transport steamers
Union, Belvidere, Osceola and Peerless
have not arrived. Two of them are
known to be lost, and it is probable all
are. It is gratifying, however, to say
that none of the troop transports con
nected with the land forces were lost,
though the Winfield Scott had to sac
rifice her whole cargo, and the Roa
noke a portion of her cargo, to save
the lives of _ the regiments on board.
The former will be unable to again put
to sea. The vessels connected with
the naval portion of the fleet have also
suffered much, and some have been
After a careful reconnoissance of
Port Royal bay, it was ascertained
that the rebels had three field works
of remarkable strength, strongly gar
risoned and covered by a fleet of three '
gun-boats under Capt. Tatnall, late of' l
the U. S. Navy, besides strong land
forces which were concentrating from
Charleston and Savannah. The troops
of the rebels were afterward ascertain
to have been commanded by General
Drayton. One of the forts, and prob
ably the strongest, was situated on
Hilton head, and the other two on
Philips' island. It was deemed prop-
er to first reduce the fort on Hilton
head, though to do this a greater or
less fire might have to be met from
the batteries on Bay point at the same
time. Our original plan of a co-opera
tion of the land forces in this attack
had to be set aside in consequence of
the loss, during the voyage, of a greater
portion of our means o disembark
ment, together with the fact that the
only point where the troops should
have landed was from five to six
miles (measuring around the interve
ning shoal) from the anchoring place
of our transports, altogether too great
a distance for successful debarkation
with our limited means. It was there
fore agreed that the place should be
reduced by the naval force alone. In
consequence of the shattered condi
tion of the fleet, and the delay in the
arrival of vessels that were indispen
sable for the attack, it had to be post
until the 7th inst.
I was a mere spectator of the coo-'
bat, and it is not my province to ren
der .any report of this action, but I
deem it an imperative duty to say that
the firing and -manceuvrin ,, . of our
fleet against that of the rebels and
their formidable land batteries was a
master piece of activity. and profes
sional skill that must have elicited the
applause of the rebels themselves as a
tactical operation.
I think that too much praise cannot
bo awarded to the science and skill
exhibited by the flag officer of the
naval squadron and the officers con
nected with his ships. I deem the per
formance a masterly one, that ought to
have been seen to bo fully appreciated.
After the works were reduced I took
possesiion of them with thelarid for=
cos. The beautifully constructed work
on Hilton Head was severely crippled
:and many of the %gene dismounted.
Much slaughter had evidently been
made, many bodies having been buried
in the fort, and some twenty or thirty
were found, some half o, mile distant.
Tho island, for many miles, was found
strewed with arms and accoutrements,
and the baggage of the rebels, which
they threw away in their hasty retreat.
We have also come into poSsession of
about forty pieces of cannon, most of
which are of the heaviest calibre and
the most approved models, and a largo
quantity of camp equipage.
It is my duty to report the valuable
services of Mr. Bou.telle, assistant in
the Coast Survey, assisting: are with
his accurate and extensive knols,dedge
of this eoeutry. Ms Services are in:
valuable to the army as well as to the
navy, and I earnestly recomMend that
important notice be taken of this very
able and scientific officer by the War
I am very respectfully, your obedi
ent servant, T. W. SHEICIVA N.
Brigadier General Commanding
Proclamation to the People of South
After landing and taking possession
of the forts, General Sherman issued
the following proclamation:
"To the People of South Carolina :
"In obedience to the orders of the
President . of these United States of
America, I have landed on your shores
with a small force of National troops.
" The dictates of duty, which, un
der these ciretimstances I owe to a
great sovereign State, and to a proud
and hospitable people among whom I
have passed some of the pleagantest;
days . of my life, prompt mo to pro
claim that we have come amongst you
with no feelings of personal animosity,
no desire to harm your citizens, des
troy your property, or interfere with
any of your lawful rights or your so
cial and local institutions, beyond what
the causes herein briefly alluded to
may render necessary.
"Citizens of South Carolina—The
civilized world stands appalled at the
course yon are pursuing—appalled at
the crime you aro committing against
your own mother—the best, the most
enlightened and heretofore the most
prosperous of nations.
"You aro in a state of active rebel
lion against the laws of your country.
You have lawlessly seized upon the
forts, arsenals and other property be
longing to our common country, and
within your borderk and with this
property you are in arms, and waging
a ruthless war against your constitu
tional government, and thus threaten
ing the existence of a government
which you are bound, by the terms of
a solemn compact, to live under and
faithfully support. In doing this, you
are not only undermining and prepar
ing the way for totally ignoring your
own political and social existence, but
you are threatening the civilized world
with the odious sentiment that self
government is impossible with civili
zed man.
"Fellow-citizens, I implore you to
pause and reflect upon the tenor and
consequences of your acts. if the aw
ful sacrifices made by the devastation
of our property, the shedding of fra
ternal blood in battle, the mourning
and wailing of widows and orphans
throughout our land, are insufficient to
deter you , from further pursuing this
unholy war, then ponder, I beseech
you, upon the ultimate buti not less
certain result which its further pro
gress must necessarily and naturally
entail upon your once happy and pros,
porous State.
" Indeed, can you pursue this fratri
cidal war, and can you imbue your
hands in the loyal blood of your coun
trymen, your friends, your kinsmen,
for no other object than to unlawfully
disrupt the Confederacy of a great
people—a Confederacy established by
your own hands—in order to set up,
were it possible, an independent gov
ernment, under which you can never
live in peace, prosperity and quietness 7
" Carolinians—We have come among
you as loyal men, fully impressed with
our constitutional obligations to the
citizens of your State. These obliga
tions shall bo performed as far as in
our power. But be not deceived. The
obligation of suppressing armed com
binations against the constitutional
authorities is paramount to all others.
If in the performance of this duty,
other minor but important obligations
should be in any way neglected, it
must be attributed to the necessihed
of the case, because rights dependent
on the laws of the State must be ne
cessarily subordinate to the military
exigencies created by insurrection and
13rigadier General Commanding.
Headquarters, Port Royal, S. C.,
November Bthi 1861.
FROM reassount.
Important from Springfield.
Prioe and McCulloch Retreating South
to Winter Quarters.
Sramorinu, Nov.ll,—Since the de
parture of Generals Hunter's, Pope's
and Sturgis' divisions of the army, on
Saturday last, for St. Louis via War
saw, nothing of interest has transpired
Generals Sigel's and Asboth's divis
ions have returned from their positions
south of hero, which movement was
merely a feint to protect our with
drawal, and they will march to St.
Louis via Rolla.
In a day or two, Springfield will be
entirely evacuated, and large numbers
of Union men of the city and surround
ing country have left, and will con
tinue to leave With the army, not being
willing to risk their lives in the hands
of the rebels.
Sterling Price began to move With
his army, 27,000 men, and 25 pieces of
artillery, on Saturday morning,towards
Pineville, in the extreme southwestern
corner of the State.
Ben McCulloch broke up his camp
on Friday night, and the next day was
marching 'toward Berryville, Carroll
county, Arkansas.
A man, recently a prisoner in the
rebel camp, says that Price designed
to go into winter quarters at Gross
Washington county, Arkan
sas; that all his rebels who wished to
go home have already returned, and
that those now with him intend to fight
outside a Missouri.
LEAVENWORTH ; Kansas, Nov. 14.
The First Kansas cavalry,, Col. Jenni
son, has left here for Sedalia, Mo., to
protect the supply trains and oter
Government property at that and
neighboring points.
Col. Jennison has issued a proclama
tion to the people of Jackson, I.4afityt
otto, Cage, Johns= and r Otis PCP.Un
ties, Missouri, from which the
ing extracts are made.
" We march to enforco fhoJaws and
sustain fho Government. pvery loyal
citizen is expected to give evidence of
his loyalty by active efforts , for the
protection of the flag for four months,
Our arms have marched through your,
country. our professed friendship
has .beon a fraud. Your oaths of alle
giance have hcon shams and verJury.
You feed the rebel - army; yeti act as
spies while claiming to be true to the
Union. We do not care about your
past political opinions. No man will
he persecuted because be differs from
us, but neutrality is ended, If you are
patriots you must fight.' If you are
traitors you will be punished.' The
time for fighting has come. Every
man who' feeds, harbors, protects; or,
in any way, gives aid and comfort• to
the enemies of the Union, will be held
responsible for his treason with his life
and property. ,
' " While the
,property of :the Union
men and all their rights will bo reso•
lately respected; traitors will every,
where be treated as outlaws, the ene
mies of God and man—too base to hold
any description of property, and hav
ing no rights which loyal men are
bound to respect. The last.dollar and
the last slave of rebels will be tidier'
and turned over to the General ,Gov ,
eminent. Playing war is 'played out,'
and whenever Union troops are fired
upon the answer will boom forth from
the cannon's mouth and desolation will
follow treason. All the land between •
Fort Leavenworth and the headquar
ters of the army of the West is under
the jurisdiction of the United States,
and we propose to have a regular road'
over it and safe communication through
it—no matter at what cost of rebel
treason and blood."
Interesting from Point of Rocks.
Col. Geary Makes Another Reconnois-
POINT OF ROCKS, Nov. 15.—A skirmish
occurred in Louddun county, Va., op
posite this point, yesterday. Col. Geary
had received information of an at
tempt of the rebels to erect fortifica
tions in that neighborhood. Ho cross
ed the river with Capt. Chapman, and
twenty-five picked men of the Twenty- ,
eight Regiment of Pennsylvania vol
unteers, and reconnoitred the vicinity.
Ire discovered• a force of the rebels,
upon whom he quietly closed and sur—
prised them with it volley Of shots.
After firing two or three volleys, the
rebels were routed, leaVing three inert
and one horse dead upon the field.
Extra Session of the Maryland .Leg
The Rebels Make Light of the Affair at
• Port Royal..
BALTIMORE, Nov., 16.—Gov. Ricks.
has issued a proclamation calling a
special. session of the Legislature of
Maryland at Annapolis on the 27th
inst., the object being to re-establish
Maryland in her old position, as the
heart of the Union, and to undo the
traitorous legislation of the members
now confined in Fort Warren.
A flag of truce from Norfolk has to-
day brought down one hundred and
fifty refugees.
ITab rebels assume to make light of
the affair at Port Royal, but at the
same time betray their apprehenions
of the results.
A resident of Norfolk thinks that
there are nearly 20,000 rebel troops iu
and near that city.
Capture of Mason and Slidell.
The Prisoners on Board the San-Jacinto
en route to New York
Nov. 15.—The U. S. steamer San Ja
cinto has just arrived from the 'coast,
of Africa, via the West Indies, where.
- she has been cruising some six weeks.
Old Point was electrified by tho ti
dings that she had on board Messrs.
Mason and Slidell, who were going
abroad as :ministers of the Southern
'Confederacy to England and France.
They were taken from an English
steam et' in the channel of the Bahamas.
The San Jacinto w.ill soon proceed
to New York with her distinguished
Commodore Wilkes reported the
news at Head-quarterS in person and
will forward his despatches to Wash
ington to-night.
The steamer Belvidere having_been
repaired, will leave for Port Royal
early to-morrow with mails, despatch
es, &e.
Xmportaut from Rosencrana' Command..
CINCINNATI" Nov. I.6.—Advices froM
Gen. Rosencrans' headquarters state ,
that on the-10th inst., Gen. Cox's bri
gade crossed the Kanawha and New
River find drove the rebels back three
miles from all their-positions.
Gen. Schenek's column intended
tacking them in the rear, but were
prevented from creasing the river by
the high state of the Water..
Gen. Benham's brigade moved, -up
and began to feel their front, when 'a
sharp skirmish took place, lasting from
4 o'clock, P. M., till dark,'
While Benham's foree,lay 'On their.
arms waiting, fnr 11laraing ) ,06 lent
els ;beep them A.atreikt and .were well:
,on their way to Raleigh: befOre - :the.
movement was
Ciert..llen,hum pursued theM t s wenty-.
five miles amidst a drenching rain, but,
seeing little chance of overtaking them
turned baCk.
In the skirmish with the rear guard,
Col. Crogaii Of the rebel eavalry:;.anii
a few others were killed:: The less:oo
our side was two killed. ' ' •
righting nem: .01.0 Pickens
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.—Mr. ;Savage,
U. S. Vice Consul at lbvana, who re-.
turned 'from Key West,'on the 10th
inat,, reports that fifteen hundred ' reb
els were discovered by the Federal pa-,
001- on Santa _Rosa Island, seine twon,
ty miles ,from Fort Pickens. The
commander of the'fieet sent' a force
which shelled the rebels cg the island
with great loss. , The alppoSed_objeci.
of the enemy was tq got • together a
force of five thousand or'more troops,
and , then make a fbrced March 'on . Col.
paiap, for another' night at
The itbCIVO report is brcaiiht 'by the
steamet Cosmopolitan, arrived' to-day
from - 11avunl, -