Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, September 11, 1861, Image 1

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kj. B. O00DLANDER, Edlt'
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& Charge ofMacdonald at Wafjram.
" In ll.o Utile of Wagram, Napoleon
wn Mar.hul Iwousl with fifty thousand
nentomnko and attack .ho
Austrian on the farther si Jo of NousiodeL
M oon asDavoust appeared on the pla-
iinnBnJ Vr,LU ft:-,il',,ry
Seen X M"kJ dV'Y?' NV
ffiS r MfJ?,.ttid, with
aigrJl battalions, to march straight on the
nemy's centre and pierce it. This
ctiargo formed the etisis of the huttlo, arid
DO sooner did tho Arch-duko soo the
movements cf this terrible column of
oight battalions, composed ol sixteen a pledge of sincerity 1 will 'tend voiii
thousand men, upon his centre than ho mu.shul', Maffiwhioi,' yoi, have so glorious
' w that 'ho hour Of Europe,' ..est my y eilrlle4, The ,ranykn1M pm, RZL"
1,11 oi in orn nrniv na..
. . . I I
Immediate Iv doubled lh lines flt
threatened point, and brought up TnC e
serte cavalry, while two hundreJ cannon
where wheeled around thesjiot on which
uch destinies hung, and opened a steady
fire on tho column. Mue
ionald immediately ordered a hundred
annon to answer t!ie Austrian batteiie1!',
hat swept every inch of ground like a
ittorm ol bleet. 1 he eminoniers mounted
their horses, uud started on a tupid tiot
priih their hundred pieces, und approach
ed to within half a cannon shot, and then
opened on the enemy's ranks. The col
li tun marched up to this battery, and will.
. iiaiflt its head, belching forth fire like
lomff Inge monslcr, steadily advanced.
The Austrifins fell lack and closed on
each other, knowing that the final strug
gle had come. At this crisis of the bat
tle nothing could exceed the sublimity
uel terror of the scene. The whole in
terest of the armies was concentrated here
where the incessant and rapid roll of ean
fioa told how elesperate was the conflict,
ijtill Mucdenald slowly advanced, though
his liui ubcrs were diminishing, and the
fierce battery at his head was gradually
becoming silent. Enveloped in the fire
of his antagonist the guns had one by one
brcft dismounted, und at the distance of
a mile acd a half from the spot where he
started on his awful mission, M.icdonul I
found himself without a protecting bat
tery, and the centre still unbroken. - I
Marching over the wnck of his guns, und !
, . yi .ii i pi i
l.ushn.g the naked head of his column in
to the .levouring ciws fire ol the Austrian
urdllery, he continued to advance. I he
urdllery, he continued to advance. The I
carnage then became terrible. At every j gide of a wounde(; soltlieP evidently ad
discharge, the head of that column j ministering to him great care and atteu
pruodasifsar.kintotho earth, while tioI)- r illt,millm nivselfto him, and
tne outer rank, on either side melUel
way like snow on the river's Irink. No
ei! oan desciibe the intense anxiety with
which Napoleon watched its p-ogres. On
Just such a charge rested his empire at
Waterloo, and in its failure his doom was
ICaiod. J'utullthe lion in Macdonald's
mature was aroused, and ho had fully re
wired to executed the dread task given
him cr f'ul I on the field. Still he towered
i . .ij i I ... i i . I
ynhutt fmlL ..Is falling guard, and mil. I
uu f yt?s nse'j rieaaur on tho enemy
centre, moved sternly on. At the close
and fierce discharges of these cross butter
ies on its mangled heid, that column
would some. hues stop and stagger back,
lilts u strong ship when smitten by a
wave. The next moment the drums
would beat their hurried charge, the culm
steady voice ofMacdonald ring back thro'
Ij is exhausted ranks, nerving them to the
tlespeiate valor that filled bis own spirit.
Never before was such achargo made, and
Hsw-rued et every moment that the torn
and rtinr.'ed mass must break and fly
' The Austrian cannon, gradually iviiecl
ingftround till thoy are stretched ..way in
Jjp.ralie! lines hko two walls of fire on each
side of this band of heroes, and hurl an
incessant tempest of hud against their
logouts, but the stern warriors c'o:e
in and fill up tho frightful gaps
made at every eliseharge, and Mill press
forward. MncdonaM has communicated
his own settled purpose to conquer o: die,
Jo his devoted followers. There is no ex
citement no enthusiasm such as Murut
was wont to infuse into his men when
nouring on tho foe l.;s terrible cavalry.
No cries of ''Vive 1' Empereur-' are heurd
felon; the line; but in their place is an
unalterable resolution that nothing but
annihilation can shake. The eyes of the
army and thq world are on them, and ,
they carry upileon s lato as tney go.
n.. k..n,..n .iV..n..M. Inn ii. hmita ,.,!
human cfibrt the spot where it ceases for
rr. . No man could have carried that
Column !o where it stands but the iron
fcearted h-ader nt its head, liut now he
halts and casts his eyes over his little sur-
i..t it.i .i...,.!. ,.n nl,-m i.i il,o
midst of theenemy. lie looks luck on publican P"Wy. IajI us go in for change
Lis hath, and as far as the eye can reach. ! ' fc",,,1 'loetrme of the
he sees the course of his heroes by tho ; ul'i" party, under which our marts
Hack swath of dead men that stretches ! y W ,,wm with tho living
like- a huge serpent over the plain. Uutl 01 r,co","n m "? Vt pursuits of
t.f the Lrtecn tlL,nnd men with whom he prosperity und wealth. Let it he a change
ftarted but fifteen hundred are left beside that will shuke the mining regions again
LIOJ. Ten Intofncrv cteren It.ive fallen, ami wil1' s'uly jar of the forges blast.
ker at length'the tired hero pauses, and ; 0n" ,tllrtt ,V1" ,Sve H' rt.ners
aurveys with a stern and anxious eyo his we"'1 t0 ca, amI ,hat wl1 s'cl,re tl' tr,.e'
few remaining followers. The heart of elom of speech and the Uderat.on ofrclig
Napoleon stO)s beating at tho sight, as iol,s opinions. Let it be I chu.igo that
well ho may, for his throne is where Mac- ' w rescue the Government and bnng up
'lonalJ stands. Ho bears tho Empire on from the sorrowing heartsof freemen such
his singlo b;uve heart ho is Empire. a shout or joy as will make the heavens to
Khali ho turn at last and sound tho re- echo nnd a Christian world to give thanks
treat? Tne fato of nations waver to and and rejoice. To such a change the Demo
fror for like a shock in the distance, Mac cratic party invites you. Do not, then,
dorttld is seen still to nause, while the ' foiget your duty to God, to humanity and
cannon are piling tho dead in he,ps yur country, but whatever may have
around him. " Wdl he turn and fixjt" is peen your political connection in the past,
the eerot and agonizing question Napo- j(,jn nw with tho Democracy, the time
leon puts to himself. No ! ho is worthy lr party of the Constitution and the U
of Iho mighty trust committed. Tho n'on lle advocato of the rights
Emm.m, ..!. p r..ll with him. but ol freemen, and the true dcfeneler of lib.
iiiii stand wlnlc lie stanus.
looking away to where his Emperor
-V-ft . . . ... .
"8, he sees the dark masses of the Old
-ru m motion, ana sinning ..c.muu. o.
brav. cuirassiers sweeping to his re-
lit. Ti0rWMdV "' iM 9
Vra. . 1 ho roll of elr urns and the pealing
wi trumpets auswers the volley that smites
that exhausted column, and tho next mo I
Wt it is seen piercing tho Austrian cen-
n i .... i p
(re. The Jay is o-,19 Empire issnV(1(1
-,,;;,.;t,,e wl'u, AuMriu., army w i full
Such' win the Li.ttt ,r w i
sue hi! , 1, nf ir . , '."'"!"'.
of o h ni e ,u"l Kl'l v"
char . Vn i. .L ' f 1 ' 7 "
-i w,w 1101
" OV("- vi"o-ious fioW.Ho,,.
,,,,., r;1(),e where Muedonald Mood
amid his troop.. As his eve foil on the
rain, ami eol' horo, Z '.to , od a d
holding out. his hand, .aid : "Shake hand
M.cdoi.ald -no more- hatred between us
wo must. Iif.fwri-ii-t I. l.rt p.. i ...
uuuiu. j o oi Napoleon clieoled what all his neglect
biles flt tlio'jn,! 1 .... 1 r . t i. i T..
... ...t.i mu aiiuurau nun.
Orasping his hand and with a voico filled
w Ah emotion, w Inch the wildest uproar
of batllb could uever agitate, he replied.
"Ah, Biro, wlti. us it is henceforth for life
and death!" Nobleman! kindness could
overcome him in a moment. It is no
wondor that Boiuju.i te felt, of. Just, that
ho had not known Maedonalds true,
SlNlifl.All MkK.TIM! OK ISllOTHKn.SAF-
tek Sevkn Ykars A hnkntk Hotii
Woi niif.I). A correspondent of the Iiich
mon.l iisp.uch, writing from "Camp, near
Mamissus, .July -'7," relates the following
fcfl'ectiiig incident, of the meeting of two
brothers alter a leparalicn or seven years:
'I, together with several other gentle
men from Montgn.iieiy, a day or two ago,
witnessed onj of the most singular, ut the
same time, most all'e cling incidents, which
will probably recur during this most un
holy and unnatural war, it' it should last
for twenty years. We were straggling
over the battlo field, examining the
ground upon which we had such a bloody
conflict, and won such a glorious victory
two days before. We came unexpectedly
into the Centrevillo road, and seeing a
house on the left with the usual signs 1 e
tokening an hospital, one of tho parly bo
ing a physiclar. expressed u -isli to go
, uiry we rtirnt.a (hat
,.olll:1;,i ,i, ;,.,.,
uown uiki see mo wounuea. Loon in-
tho stable belo'.v
i1-"'"'"" inn n-oii nuuiiuim la.iKe
. forthwith proceeded to the stable v
! Inp lh(Mni ,kJ on cn,erin we fl
; eV ..,..:,-., Al.,m
ounded Yankees: we
i contain
Washineton Artillerv man ..e.-.tod bv tl.
asked if he aided in working tho battery
which fought with the First Virginia bri
gade. He told me he did not he had
fought in a lattery lower eloien, and '.hen
remarked "that it .vas very hard to fight
as he had fought, nnd turn an I find his
own brother against him," at tho same
time pointing to tho wound A soldier, from
whose side he had imt risen.
'-'iu " "i. as iiussioie was uis
brotliCi ? 'Yea sir. he is mv brother llenrv
I isiced it it was possible that was
1.! .
I lie sarae mother bore us, the same moth-
er nursed us. e meet tor the first tune
for seven years. I belong to the Washing
ton Artillery from New Orle'ans -he to the
First Minnesota infantry. J!v the merest
chance 1 learned he was here, wounded,
and I sought him out :o nurse and attend
bin,.' Thus they inet one from the far
North, tho other from the extreme fc'outh
or. a bloody field in Virginia, in a mis
erable stable, fur away from their mother,
home and friends ; both wounded the
infantry man bv a musket ball in the
right sl.OMlder. the artillery man by the
tvlicel of a caioson over his left hand.
Thus lliey met aftc an absence of seven
years. Their names are Frederick Hub
bard, Wa-diingtor Artilleiv, ami Henry
Hubbard, First Minnesota Iufanlry. We
met ft suron of one of the Al.ilama regi
ments, rind related the case to him, and
requested for the sake of the artilleryman,
that his brother might be cared for. lie
immediately examined and dressed his
wound, and sent oil' in haste for an am
bulance to take the wou tided 'Yankee' to
his own regimental hospital."
AvoTiiKrt CiiASeiK. List fall the cry of
the Republicans was, "we must have a
7i iiuic." and with wide a vnkes mid ex-
cuemern inoy gm a cuango-ironi perno-
i .... ....
Now thoy call for anothr change, liut
it is not a change of principle1. They de
sire a chango of name, for the purpose of
perpetuating their name and hiding the
nast. I el evory luiii iot ai.el honest man
fc''? 1,1 for rt cl,n"tf. Im.1 "ol ft m?n, cbft?P
ol noma to cover up itic sins oi mo lie
j juM.ce anu equality. Hutduty Vein.
I t&'Tlev. John M. Green, chaplain of
tt,.,ed as its postmaster, is iu j-iil,' charged
wilh ; ,ctteri .UlmctTng
money belonging to members of the reg-
. J Mld ollcr pewong. 8
. .
1 he iov- Scnlle a;m ls ul,,cn of Mof-
ccr county.
" ji-ihu x iiiiic iuii reel men i wuo
li It I J. L I A X T XA VA L VICTOlt Y
4(J Officers and 71') Xon-Commissioned
OjHccrs tnd li ivutet Tnhtii
looosrAxn of ahms, 21 can
TAKEN, &v., etc., &c,
Tie Xavul exjicdition which left For
tress Monroe on Monday, 20th ultimo, on
secret pervice, undrtr command of Major
General liutler and Commodore String
hum, has achieved a splendid success.
The rebel fortifications at Hatterus Inlet,
which were of vast importance in a mill.,
tury point of view, have fallen beneath an
attack of our intrepid navy, and the oc
cupants of tho forts, oniony whon there
were several distinguished otlicers, hare
been tuken prisoners. The rebels, who
were commanded by Commodore Samuel
Barron, late of tho United Suites Navy,
fought with much spirit, but our navy
carried too many guns for them, and they
were obliged to surrender unconditional
ly. Forty six rebel officers, seven hun
dred und fifteen non commissioned offi
cers und privates, one thousand stund of
arms, thirty five cannon, a large amount
of ammunition nnd stores, and several
smalt vessels, laden wuli cotton and to
bacco, ivere captured through the bravery
of our men. Uj. special correspondent,
who has arrived from the scene of the
cemte.-t, which he left Fiiday afternoon,
with Gen. Kutler and staff, in the steamer
Adelaide, under command of Commander
II. S. Stellwagen, U. S. N., touching for a
short time at Fortress Monroe, thence to
Annapolis and Washington, gives the
following account of the brilliant affair :
The expedition, consisting of tho frig
ates Minnesota, Commodore;
W abash, Captain Mercer; the gunboats,
Pawnee, Captain Rowan j Monticello,
Commander jiillis; and the Ha, riet Lano,
Captain Fauncc; with the transports, Ad
elaiele ond George l'enbody, conveying
troops to tho number of about a thousand,
left Fortress- Monroe last Monday, nnel
reached tho rendezvous oil" Hatterns In
let, fifteen miles below Cape Hatterus, on
Tuesday morning, the Minnesota coming
in in the afternoon, and the Cumberland
and Wabash joit cd the fleet tho same
Preparations were immediately made to
land tho troops tho following morning, at
which time the transports ran near the
beach, two miles north of the inlet, and,
covered by the Monticello, Harriet Lane
and Pawnee, about three hundred men
were landed thro' a heavy surf, tho force
consisting of Capt. Larneel's company ol
regular artillery, Capt. Jardine's company
Ninth New Yorje. two companies of tho
Twentieth New York, wilh Colonel We
ber and Lieut. Col. lltiss; a detachment
of marines from the frigates, under coin-
i i. t ' r l i 1 l.' ...... I
maim o: Majors i-ougmj a.. ,. ..u . c
worth rind n ilel.aehment of sa lors trolll
the Pawnee, under Lioufs. Crosby and
Klue, with Drs. King and Jones.
The etinboats swept tho beach anel
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neighboring copse oi scruo ohks .au ...u
boats Letng swamped ami ongea in uio
surf, no more men could be thrown nshoro
Meanwhile, the Minnesota and W abash-
steamed up to the front of one of the reb
el batteries nnd took their position at
long range.
At ten o'clock the Wabash fired the
first gun, the eleven inch shell striking
near the battery and bursting with tre
mendous force. Thobatteiy which was
of sand, covered with turland mounting
five long thirty two's, instantly returned
tho fire, '.he shot falling short. The
Minnesota and Cumberland immediately
opened fire and rained nine nnd eleven
inch shells into and about. The fire was
terrific, and soon the batteries responses
were feiv and far between, save when the
frigates suspended fire for a while to get a
new position, when the fiiemy's lite was
inn .aiLcr ilii i iu uuiiiuciiit.iu ... .vw
most spirited
v- . t 1 ...
. eiaimiue u-susi.iiuou iy our sun's,
, , r - . i .i -.- men roiai'i I'lni-iapiui. ui ..v... .wi m.
and when they again took their position , n lo' menlion lhnl Ilfiut. V. ij.
the cannonading was intensely hot, 1 Murdauali lute of the United States Na
shells dropping on the enemy s rampart. j . , o(J b(jt fscai)(,(jiVvilh
or fulling in their works, exploding in ; . Mourners that waited in the
death dealing fragments and carrying d of cftm untl,
death and destruction with them. 1 he u ' .-rendered, when they escaped,
small wooden structures about the fort ' privates schooners, down the
were torn and perforate, with the flying I " Liiut. Murdaugh was formerly
shells ; nut me enemy uia not return me .
fire with any regularity. At eleven o -clock
the immense (lag statT was shot a
way and tho rebel flag came down, but
the fire was still continued by them. At
tu-olv o'clnclf the Snsnunhanna steamed I
: . . . . . ' .
in, and dropping Her boats astern, opened j
an effective lire. The cannonading on o years experience. He was attached
our part was incessant, and the air was - ' f le sRbiue previous to joining
alive from the hum and explosion of fly- f e
ina shells; from the explosion of shells 1,16 re ' . . . , ,
that dropped in at the rate of about a I I regret to adel hat he Harriet Lane,
half dozen a minute. , on Thursday, while attempting to enter
Tho enemy ceased firing a little Wore 1 the Inlet, went a shore, and though guns,
two, and after a few more shells had been J Ac, were heaved overboard, she bad not
thrown in the Commodare signalized to .been got off when we eft. Sho is some
ceaso firing what attained, but makes no water, and
The troops had meanwhile advanced lo 'strong hopes were entertained of getting
within a short distance of the fort, and her safely off if no storm sets in. She is
lefore we ceased firing some of our men in the breakers.
not MEN.
got in and raised the star un I sliipes.i
1 he dace was too hot for tho men, but
the flag was left wuvimr. CoKswnin Itn
Sweares, of tho Pawnee's first cutter, stood
f..r untn imAn .1 - - - - - -
HmrnmiiUi n (!;.... V 6
...v (viiii Min r iiiinnni u1 u t it in r ..i
" "'(-"1 ui fciioiis.
Wiien tho firing ceased the fart was
occupied in force and held afterwards.
Tho Monticello had proceeded a.
head of the land force ts protect them,
and had reached the Inlet when u iarge
fort of an octagon shape, to the rear und
right cf a snull buttery, mounting ten
thirty two's and four eight inch guns,
which I od till then been silent, opened
on her with eight guns at short ranee.
At therninc instant k!io got aground, find
stuck fast, the enemv nourine in a fire.
hot and heavy, which the Monticello roi.
plied to with shell shiiriily. Fcr fifty
i... i.i i . i.
minutes sho held her own, and finally ge t
ung on me ground she came out, having
been shot through and through oy seven
eight inch shells, one going below the
water line. M.o tired littyfive shell in fif
ty minutes, and partially silenced tiio
buttery. She withdrew ut dusk for ie
puirs, with one or two men sliuhtly bruis
ed, but none killed or wounded.
The escupo of the vesnel crew was mi
raculous. Until this time wo
the day was ours: but the unexpected
opening of the large battery rather ch in-
god the aspect ofalfairs. Things did not '"ations as were possible lor the landing
look cheerful at dark. V. e had men wsro madu in the evening ; and at day -ushore
v ho were probably in need of pro- light next morning dispositions were
visions, nnd in ense of a nigh! attack no
assistance could be Eeni them from the
Harriet Lane.
As we lay close in shore we saw the
bright bivouac fires on the beach, with
groups of men about them. The iiij;ht
passed a it bout an alarm, thei enemv. as
we have since learned, laying on their
arms all night, expecting an attack.
At eurlv eluvbreuk on Thursday the
men went to quarters in the fleet, ami at were stove', and a biave attempt being
a quarter past eight, tho vessels huving "liulo by Lieutenant Crosby, United States
borne down nearer than the previous day's u7i serving with the army us post cap
position, the action began, the Susque- ! tllm 1,1 Fortress Monroe, who had volun
hanna opening tho day's woi k by a shell t?ored to come down with the steumtug
from one of the eleven-inch nuns. The Fanny, be) mging to tho army, to land h,
Minnesota and Wubish joined in iinme- ;n b:1"1 'lo'" l,,u war steamor J'aiuice, iv
diately, nd again the hum of shell and : !i,,lteu '" hoachmg the ,.M, so that kho
their explosW. were heard. They fired could not bo g.i nil.
nearly half an hour belore the battery ,l wab impiae ticablo to land mere
responded, when it answered briskly. 1 troops becuuse of the rising wind and sea.
Our fire was more eorrect than on tho l ortunately u iwelve pound rifled boat
pi.n ious day. Tho rane had been ob- f?un loaned us by tho flag ship, nnd a
mined, and nearly every shot tvnt into twelve pound howitzer were landed, the
the batterv. throwine up clouds of sand last b.ighlly damuged. Our lauding was
und exnlodina with terrific effect.
At twenty-five minutes pust ten the
Harriot Lane openod fire, und soon utter
Cumberland came in from the otlit-.c and
joined in the ntiaek. Tho Harriet 1 ane, , s'fc'nuls, and was about landing with them
with her rifled guns, did eood execution, : t tne lime the bouts were stove,
several projectiles from" the eight-inch I e were induced to desist any further
shell going into tho battery, and, undone ohenipts at landing troops by the rising
going directly through the ramparts , of the wind, und because in the mean
Tho tire was so hot that all the enemy , 111110 tllc Hoot had opened fire upon the
that could do so got into a bomb-proof in , nearest fort, which ws finally silenced
tho middle ot the bu'.tery. i and its flag struck. No firing hail been
Finally, at five minutes past eleven A. ifpeneil upon our troops from the other
M., an 11 inch shell having pierced the , 'h and its flag was ulso Struck. Sup.
; bomb-proof through a ventilator und ex- posing tins to bo a signal ol surrender,
ploded inside near the magizine, the en- Colonel Weber advanced his troops al
I emy gave up tho tight und raised over tho ! rcatI' landed upon the beach.
ramparts a white flag. 'The Han set Lane' Captain Fauncc, by
I We immediately ceased fire. Gen. direction, tried to cross the bar to get
Butler went into the Inlet und landed ut in the smooth wuter of tho inlet, when
i the fort nnd demanded un inconditionul ''iro ttti opened upon the Montieel
j surrender. ( ' which bad proceeded in advance of us,
I Commodore Barron, Assistant. Secretary l'on tho other fort. Several shots stiuck
of the Confederate Navy, asked that the her, but without causing any casualities
officers be allowed to march out with side fts 1 ll;n inlormed. So well convinced
arms, and the men be pel n.itted to return were tho officers of both navy and army
their homes sfter su.'icndoring their arms. ! lllts forts had surrendered ut this
These terms were pronounced inadmissa- 11 110 tliu Susqueliiinna had towed the
ble by General Butler, nnd finally the f." Cumbeiland to an offing. The
force was surrendered without condition. M"'" was then reopened, as thoie was no
I Articles of capitulation were signed on ,s'it""l fro eiihor, upon both Torts. In
the flagship by Commodore StrinChnniill)Ull,eiini1n.e a low men from the Coast
. capitulation were signed on
. , ... c .
and General Bullet on tho part of the U-
nited States, and by Commodore Barren,
Colonel Martin and Major Andrews on
t, . . , j he lar , swods dc.
j;ve j
, theVUrrendcr we came in possession
of ,housnIll sUl.d of ftl,US) lirty.five
heavy guns, ammunition lor the baine,
a large amount of hospital and other
store.-, two schooners one loaded with
tobacco and the other wi'h provisions;
one brig loaded with cotton, two light
boats, two surf boats, Ac.
The enemy's loss they allow to be eight
killed and thirty-five wounded. Eleven
of the latter were left at the hospital at
We took forty-five officers prisoners,
many of high rurk.
'The prisoners are on board the Minne
sota, and will be canied to Nei York,
where you may expect them in a few
I Our victory was a complete and brill
iant one. We lost not n life, nor had
we more than one, if any, wounded. Our
. . ,.:-., p i.-i, r,,..
- ... . ,,..,. v,vv. Ho
; u nr.tive and citizen of and receive his
appointment from the Slate of Virginia,
lie entered the service on the 5th of Sep
tember, 1841, and ree:eived bis
iinn on tne
the lotli September, leai. it
... ,,, .j.,.. i.e ha. i.aj nettllv
Your correi)Ondeiit wa on board at
the time she got ashore. Fortunately no
lives were lost, though several boats going
.. - v., ..... ,,.
...... .iU...ini in unj or iwoagiun.
chnii nnon Ixa.. i.,... .. .. .1 ... . .
uen. JHIl cram! aid an
en. imucr imu aid ci ino
y H))Ocial
train to the city to-night, and
ately culled on the Secretaries
und War.
Oflicnl Hcport of (ien. JJutlur.
United States Klau Sine Minnesota, I
August .'U, lhiil. J
Oenkkai.. Agreoablo to vour ore'oi s. 1
etnbaikwd on tbe trunsport steamers Ade
laiilo ond George) J'eaboilv tivo hundiod of
1 1,10 Twentieth regimont New York ol-
u tears, Col. Weber commaiiding ; O
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i lain .jaruine s company, .Mull, regiment
New York Volunteers with one hundred
; of the Union Coast Guard, dipt Nixon
; commanding, and sixty of the Second U
nited States artilleiv. J.ieut. Laiin-d ..inn.
I ... ...... ij;, as u iuivju 10 ui(,craio in i;ci u
junction with the Hoot under command of
Flag (if Ofllcer Str.'nghum, unainst the rcb
. el lorts at Hutteas Inlet.
We left Foi tress Monroe on Monday ut
ie o'clock 1J. M., the lust shin cf our
"eo1 arriving oil' Hatterus Inlet about loin
0 clock on Tuesday afternoon. Such men-
muuei ior an aiiacx upon me lorts hv a
not and for the landing of the troops.
j ('wing to tho previous prevalence of south
,ycst gales u heavy surf was breaking on
. u,u beuch. hvery ellort was made to hind
, 1110 uoops, anu alter a unit 0Ij men were
landed, including fifty -lieo marines from
j llle lleiti nntl reguhns, b jih the iron
,WBla ul"'" ""'en wo depended were
swamped in tl.c surf .n:d bo:h Hat boats
. completely covered by the shells of the
Montice.lo nnd the llariiet Lane. I was on
I lourel the Harriet Lane diiecting the Uis-
. e"ll,:" kation of the troops by means of
uaru aeivanceti up the Peach, nidi
-Ml'' W icgol, who was ucting us volunteer
" e""'""' sorwecs i 10 couiiiioini, anu iook po-cssion Ol
the smaller foit, which was found to have
been fcbandone'd by the et.oiny, und rais-
ed the American Mag thereon.
It had become necessary, owing to the
threatening appearand) of the weather,
that all the shins should make an olliing,
which was done with reluctance, from
necessity thus leaving tho troo:s upon
shore, a pat t in possession of the small
fort about seven hundred yards Iron, the
largo one, und the rest lnvouacKed
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., ,. .. ;. .. ' ' n Inch had been shutted bv tho enemy,
two miles north ol tho mns. .... , , .. r- .. i i
,. i ., . .i it , I In) e'lubarkution of the wounded,
Early the next morning the Harriet1.... , , , , . , ,
, J . r . .i . f .which .vi.s ciuii noted with "reset care ond
Lone run in sho e or he puriiose of cov- , t . , . , r
. , -. ' ' I tendi'i nes Iroin a temporary wharf erect-
eringnny attack upem tho troops. At . , . ., ... , i , i . ,i ,
, 1 . 1 . ed for tin) purpi so, look so long that
the same time a urge steamer was ohser- ,. i i i Ti .
. . , r, i i .. i night came on, and it was so l it
ved coming elown the sound, innde the . ,, ., , , , .
, . . , , i was imiins-ib'e for (he idiots to tako tho
am , with re:n orcements tor the enemy ; , , ', ,, . ' , . i
,', i i- i Adelaide over tho bar, iheiehy causing do-
hut she was prevented froni landing by , , j o
eaj iuii ii . eu n.'ii. .'i . ii u vu.i-i. v. ii iii ii, v no
had placed the two guns from tho bhiii
i . i n p 1
ill ii ii si a - in... M..I.-I . .ii iiu i e-ei ii ii ii i no on
1 . . . '
emy in a small sand battery, und
fire uion the lebel steamer.
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At eight o'clock the fleet opened lire
again, the flagship being unchoied as noar
as the water allowed, anil tho other shijis
coming gallantly into action. It was evi
dent, after a few experiments, that our
shots fell short. An increased lenj'.h of
fuso was telegraphed, and tireing commen
ced wilh shells of fifteen seconds' fuse. I
hail sent Mr. l'iske, acting uid de cainp,
on shore, for the purpose of gaining intel
ligence of the movement. of the troops of
theenemy. I then went with the Fanny
for the purpoie of effecting a landing of
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Hi; iciiiuMiiii;! v.. ft.iu iiuu ), nui'll 11 nilllll
flag was run up from thefort. ,
1 then went with the Funny over the
bar into the inlet. At the same lime the
troops under Colonel Weber marched up
the beach, a signal was made from the
flagship to cease firing. j
As the Fanny lonnded in over (he bar,
the rebel stenmer Winslo went up tho
chunr.el having a large number of re)hnl
Iroop on boardr which sh had not hind-
cd. We threw a shot at her from tho
TERMS -$1 25 per Annum, if pnid in udvnnre
Funny, but the proved to to out of range,
I then sent 1tuli -naiit Orosbv on shore to
'demand the moaning of I ho whito Hag.
(,, ,,,, oo,i i ounnod, nnugmiT iur.
1 .i i 1 .i .1 . .
' logei , wit ii i no I'll lowing written com
munication from Samuel Barron,
, lute
tail, in the United States Navy:
Flag officer Samuel Barron, Confodornlo
States Navy, oilers to surrender Fort Hat
teras, with all anus and munitions of war
the officers allowed to g) out with side
arms and tho men without arms to retire.
8. UAimoN,
Commanding Naval I )ofonce Virginia and
iiui in c.i'uiiim.
i'vrt H,it'ni.i, .l,..2!, ISO I.
Also a verbal communication that ho
hud in tho fort six hundred and fifteen
men, and a thousand more within an
hour's !.! I, but that he was anxious to
spare tho effusion of blood.
To both the written and verbal commu
nications, J made tho reply which follows
anil le'iit it by Lieut. Crosby:
Benjamin F. Butler, Major Goneral
United States A' niy commanding, in re
ply to the communication of Samuel .Bar
ren! commanding forces at Foit llctloras,
cannot ud in it the terms proposed. Tho
terms oflei jd are these;
Full calculation.
The officers and men to ba treated as
prisoners ol war.
No other terms admissible.
Commanding officers to meet onboard
flagship Minnesota to nrrango dot ails.
Aug.. 27, ISO I.
A fter wailing thrce-ntiarten of an hour.
Lieutenant Crosby returned, bringing with
him Capt. P. irron, Major Androws and
Col. Martin, of the rebel forces, who, on
being received aboard the tug Fanny, in
formed mo that they had accepted the
terms proposed in my memorandum, and
hud come to surrender themselves und
their command as prisoners of war.
1 inlonned them that as the expedition
was a combined one from tho army and
navy, the surrender must bo mado on
bo; rd tho flagship to Flag Officer String
ham, as well as to myself. We went on
board tho Minnesota for that purpose. On
arriving there tho following articles of
caj)itiilation were signed, which 1 hope
will meet your approval ;
United States f lagship Minnesota, 1
Oil Hatterus Inlet, Aug. 2J. )
It is stipulated and agreed between the
contracting parties that the forces uneler
command of the said Barron, Martin md
Andrews, und nil munitions of war, arms,
men and property under tho command of
said Barron, Martin and Andrews, bo un
conelitionully surrendered to tho govern
ment of the United States, in terms of full
capitulation; and it is stipulated and a
greeil by the two contracting parties on
i lie purl of the United States government,
that the officers and men shall receive the
treatment eluo lo prisoners of war.
In witness whereof, wo tho said Com
modore Stringham and Gen. Buller on
buhalt of the United States government,
and tho said Barron, Martin and Androws,
representing the forces nt Hat teras Inlet,
interchange ihly set our bonds this twenty
ninth day of August, A.D., eighteen hun
dred ami sixty one, and of the indepen
dence the eighty fifth venr.
Flag officer Atlanlic Blockading
Major General United States Ar
my, Commanding.
S. BAiM.'O.V,
Flag Officer C'onlederato States
Navy, Commanding Naval Defences
Viri'Jnia and North Carolina.
Colonel Seventh regiment infan
try. N. Carolina Volunteers.
Major Commanding Forts IIat
teras and C'urk.
I then landed and took a formal sur-
render of the foi ls, with n'.l tho men and
munitions of war, inspected the troops to
'see that the arms had been properly sur
j rendered, marched them out and embark
ed tl-orn on board the Adelaide, nnel
i marenod my own troojis into tho tort and
raised our' mmn i' nmid the cheers of
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.M.I IJ1. -II illl'l II -il II 11.' Ul I Cri ICUII-t
.the Ade
i n in this
in canviii:
conncition that
in tho troops
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i.t. In.. tii'Mii.. ut. lli'it i.i v tpriiij nt c ii i . 1 1 1 1
- -I .. .
li.tioi. .i 1 1 ii . I . i- rvintilernl ion l.v llm
etie-my, had grounded ujion tho bar ; but
by the active and judicious exertions of
(!'iinmodore Slellwagcn, after some delay
was got oil'. At the sumo time tho Harriet
Lane, in attempting to enter over the bar,
had grounded and remained fust. Both
were under the guns of the fort. 'This to
mo was a moment of the greatest anxiety.
By those accidents a valuable ship of war
and a transport steamer, wilh a larga
portion of my troops, wore within tli
power of the enemy.
I had demanded the strongest terms,
which he was considering. Ho might ro
p i
f"J; -''J
our disadvantage, renew
I delei mined to abalo
nf,t a title of what 1 believed to be duo to
the dignity of tho government, not even
to give an'oflicial title to tin) officer ir
command of the rebels. lWi les, my tug
Vvas in the inlet, nnd at hast 1 could ear-
ry on the engagement with iny two rifled
six-pounder', well supplied with Sawyer s
Upon taking possession of tort H itter,
at, I found that it in mntcd ten guns.witli
f :