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THE WAR FOR THE UNION.
ACCEPTANCE OP THREE REGI
MENTS FROM KANSAS.
The Union Men of North Missouri to
Teo Thousand Men to be Equipped and,
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KANSAS PREPARING FOR HOME
141,11/ary Movements in lowa and II
Missouri not to be Invaded unless she
DETAILS OF TIIE - OCOUPATION OF AL
THE ASSASSINATION OF COL
the Zouaves Determined to be Terribly
Capture of a Rebel Cavalry Co mpany
Other Secessionists in Custody.,
Equestrian Feats by the Zouaves.
Col, Wilcox, of the. Michigan Regi went,
in Command of Alexandria
Demonstration of Respect to the Mem
ory of Col. Ellsworth.
WOMEN AND pRILDREN LEAVING AL
Movements at Fortress Monroa,
NORFOLK TO BE ATTACKED
The Federal Troops Eager for Fight
WinuaaToN, May 24
Judge Amy; bearer of dispatches from Kan
sas, bad en interview with the President and
Secretary of War to-day, and tendered them
three regiments from Kansas, to co-operate
with the lowa regiments in camp at Keokuk,
and the Illinois regiments in camp at Quincy,
to protect the Union men of north-western Mis
souri, and secure the safe transit of stores of
provisions over the Hannibal & St. Joseph R.
It to the west. Orders have been issued by
the War Department to Capt. Reno, of Fort
Leavenworth, to supply the Kansas regiments
with arms and military equipments and also'
horse equipments for a regiment of Cavalry.
Arrangements will be made to furnish at once
over 10,000 men who will remain in camps
iu their respective States ready to take
possesion of Hannibal and St. Joseph and the
railroad between those points, as soon as any
further demonstrations are made by Jeff. Thom
sou of St. Joseph and his secession followers to
interrupt the transportation through Wiscon
Mr. Arny reports that abundant rains have
fallen in Kansas, and that the crops in that
StAte never looked more prosperous. The
State militia are being organized into seven
regiments, and the State authorities are deter
mined to equip them as well as possible for
home defense, having decided to discountenance
any Invasion of the State of kisaouti, unless
Missouri should secede from the Union, or shall
invade Kansas, or the safe transit across the
State be In terr upted. With these arrangements,
and the prompt and decisive steps adopted by
Gen. Barney, and the co-operation of General
Price, the President expects that peace will be
maintained both in Miatouri and Kansas.
Judge Arny reports a great want of suitable
clothing for the militia in Kansas, and has ap
plied to Government for a supply, which will be
WAIIIIINGTON, May 2 4.—Evening.
A company of cavalry, thirty-five in
number, were captured near Alexandria this
morning, and have been brought to the Wash
ington navy yard.
Passengers from Alexandria state that the
PlitiZonaies have been amusing themselves by
riding about on the raptured horses. Other
Secessioniste are also in custody.
Th e Wed States troops are quartered in the
At 2 o'oldck this attempt the body of Jack
son, the proprietor alb" Marshall House still
lay where he was killed:
The troops between this At)r and Alexandria
Lave made good progre-s in throwing up en
Col. Wilcox, of the Michigan Regiment, is
in command of Alexandria.
The ferry hoats between Washington and
Alexandria will realthae their trips - next - .
The flags all over the city are at half mast
bells tolling liCpaigiect tO =ell;
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The above pap shows the location of Cairo, now the seat Of war in the West, with its approaches and surroundings ; also of
St. Lenis, the scene of stirring events. Situated. at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and at the southern terminus
of the Illinois Central Railroad, Cairo is the key to a vast extent of country, and commands the commerce of the Mississippi. The
iatteries erected there form an effectual land blockade of the commerce of New Orleans. The spot on which the place is built being
ten feet .below the waters of the. Mississippi, it is protected by a levee, on a level with which the business portions ofsthe town are
built, and between which and the river runs the track of the Minas Central. The immediate surroundings of Cairo are Mound
City, six miles-above, Caledonia, fifteen miles , Metropolis, forty miles. Opposite to this last place is Paducha, practically the mouth
of the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. On he Mississippi side is Price's Landing; next, Santa Fe, Ill.; next, Thebes, 111, forty
miles ; next Commerce, Mo., forty-eight miles, and next, Cape Girardeau, Mo., sixty miles. This. last place and Paducha are impor
tant—all the rest are insignificant.
Down the Mississippi, a few miles, is Ohio . City, in Missouri, and twenty miles below is Columbus, in Kentucky, the terminus
of the railroad from New Orleans. he nearest highland in any direction from Cairo is about nine miles, on the Central, and all
between' are Cypress swamps, with here and there a marshy opening, and covered with a mass of heavy timber vines, and creepers,
through which the sun cannot penetrate. The high land, commencing upon the edge of this swamp, rises several hundred feet,
often presenting mountainous aspects. The Illinois side of the Ohio, above and in the neighborhood of Mound City, is elevated and
dry. On the Kentucky side it is swampy. The Mississippi shore, in Missouri, is swampy in every direction, and the nearest high
land is fifty miles distant. On the east side of the Mississippi th ere are occasionally high lands. Opposite Cairo, in Missouri, is
Bird's Point, containing a few houses , from which a railroad extends twenty or thirty miles. This is the only point practicable for
batteries for operating on Cairo. The troops at Cairo number bet weep five thousand and seven thousand, commanded by Colonel
Prentiss. 13atterits have-been. planted so as to sweep the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers for miles, as well as Bird's Point. These,
and the natural advantages of the place fbr defence, render it nearly impregnable . Columbus is the point of concentration by the ßebels, prepatory to their intended demonstration against Cairo. Gen. Pillow is understood to be somewhere laetween that point
and Memphis with his rebel forces, variously stated from five thousand to twenty-five thousand in number.
ory of Col. Ellsworth. It is probable that his
remains will be =breixight to the President's
house, and conveyed thence to the cars to
morrow afternoon r to biZ.transferred to New
York, of which State he was a native. Re was
about 24 years of age.
There are about twelve secessionists under
charges in the common jail.
Many of the troops there are in readiness to
march at a moment's warning.
DETAILS OF THE ATTACK. ON AMMAN.
DMA RY TELE 'F,4DEIIAL TROOtS
Yesterday the Federal military authorities
determined to make an advance on Alexandria.
Accordingly orders were Issued to such of
the troops as were to move, The New York
Regiment of Fire Zonaves, under Col.. Ells
worth, was embarked in boats, and arrived
first at Alexandria, at about two o'clock this
They were received with a volley of musket.
ry from the wharf, their boats approached, but
no one was injured. Having lauded, they pro
ceeded to take complete possession of the town,
raising the Stars and Stripes, and pullingllown
the Secession flags.
About four o'clock, as Col. Dilworth was
coming down stairs in the Marshall RODEO,
bearing on his oho:biersa rebel flag that he
had pulled down, he was shot by Jackson, the
proprietor of the hotel, and expired instantly.
Jackson was immediately killed by some pri
vates of the &naves. '
Although there were numerous reports of
others having been killed, Ellsworth's and
Jackson's were the only cases of low of life,
while 1 24) _Pao_ was wounded. The death of
Ellsworth has created ageneral feeling of gloom
in Washington where he hes been yell known
and prominently beforette public ever since
the first of March. He wau3 small in stature
and apparently not more than twenty-five
years of age.
To-day numerous Sags are' hung at tiff
! waif `, outof respect to hia - Memory. His re
mins are laid out at the Navy Ifard, with the America ool9re over them , s um vita' the
"INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS-NEITTRAL IN NONE
HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 25, 1861
A MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN THE WEST.
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that he captured at his feet. A - disposition to
take a horrible revenge prevails among the
Zottaves., Some of them and of the other
troops are earnestly desirous to lay Alexandria
in ashes before nightfall.
Owing to the large force of Federal troops in
and near Alexandria, it is not probable that the
rebels will make any attempt to advance on the
The New York Seventh Regiment are on the
Virginia side of the Potomac on Arlington
EFFECT OF THE NEWS AT BALTIMORE
Movement or 001. Moreheadlvßegiment
BALTIKORS, May 24.
The news from Washington this morning
has produced a profound sensation here.
The Old. Point Comfort boat arrived this
morning, and reports that Gen. Butler had
thrown out a guard of three hundred men.
The United States Hotel was principally
guarded, the splendid well-water belonging to
Colonel Seger being wanted for the use of the
Nothing is known in relation to Sewell's
Point. No movement had taken place when
the steamer left.
A steamer arrived at Fort liferrenry, this
morning, with a large supply of gun carriages
and other military stores.
Col. /Sorehead's regiment came across the
river this morning and marched ,up Broadway,
and proceeded to Patterson Park. They made
a fine display.
A REBEL CAVALRY COMPANY CAPTURED.
Ti r ABBJSGTON, May 14
The Michigan Regiment captured a company
of rebel cavalry just outside of Alexandria, a
little before daylight this morning.
The people in the town were, almost mired
to death by the arrival of the Federal troops,
111 Mille of horrors.
An advance of rebel .troops from Culpepper
41,11.7 "nib inatutartly4efpectnd.
O NT' ERNON
MOUND CITY 4
o BLANDVIL E
Ten. Thousand:Rebel Troops Concen
trated near Wißiainsport.
Three Hundred Cherokee Indiana
Fully Armed. and Equipped. •
INVASION OF CUMBERLAND
Campbell's Flying .Artillery Cordered
back to Chambersburg.
EXCITEMENT IN. CAMP SLIFER
There are now beyond all possibility of doubt
9500 troops between the point of Rocks and
Williamsport on the Potamac. Of these 2500
are Alabamans, Mississippians, North Caroli
nians,,and Georgians ; the rest are Virginians.
There r 0 doubt that there . are 300
Cherokee Indians, -armed as Indians are usual
ly armed, with tomahawk, scalping knife and
among this number. These Indians re
sided partly in NorthOarolina and G orgia.
The Virginia troops along the Potomac line
are well armed, but scarce of provisions, hav
ing only about three fourths of requisite army
rations. Between Point of Rocks, which is
eight miles below Harper's Ferry,and Williams
port, twenty-three miles above, "there are scat
tered at various points thirty-five pieces of
cannon ; twenty of these are brass field pieces.
Great awrehension prevails in Cumberland
Valley of .. an invasion . from Virginia. Ten
thousand head of wile, and five thousand
horses along the, valley could be seized by
sudden irriiiition of ane.xpeditienguty: cbrpis
holding 4 4 44./ 4Ye AeYek even if
- rl.tivett . back :into A forwaid4move
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Additional Troops Called. For
Cumasszsauaa, May 24
nieut of the Vitginia troops may be expected
Campbell's Flying Artillery of six pieces has
positively been ordered back from York to
Chambersburg. Two additional Infantry regi
me.nts must be forwarded to this point, and a
battalion of caveliy added, or devastation will
overtake the Whole valley. We want at least
three batteries of six or twelve pounders.
Later Foreign News.
British Subjects Prohibited from
Engaging in the Ameriesa' 2 War.
Commissioners of the Southern Con-
ST. Sows, N. F., May 24.
The steamship Etna passed off Cape Race at
9:30 last evening.
The London and Liverpool advices, which
were obtained by the associated press yacht,
are to the 15th inst., three days later. The
royal mail steamship Persia arrived at Liver
pool on the 13th inst. The steamer Columbia
arrived at Galway, and the Jura at London
derry on the 14th inst. -
The British government had issued a procla
mation warning its subjects against engaging in
the American war. All doing so will be held
responsible for their own acts.
The Commissioners from the Southern
federacy had reached Paris, and had an inter
view with M. Thouvenel, the French Minister
of Foreign Affairs.
Col. rinitein's company was on parade to-
day, but they 'refused to stand the ordeal of ti
regular inspec tion by the surgeon. Itis -un
'd(.4itooettrat the Governor will ordeetheirlis-t
stop their - ai*l9 o f
bin dment at once and ptr t
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federaoy at Paris
Paxi.aparxfix , o May 24
IS PIIITTRI1V 1 ) EVERY DAY,
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al be charged $4.00.
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The /ILI:IMAM is also published twice a weak during
the fiession of trio Legislature, and weekly during the re•
malodor of The year, and furnished to subscribers at the
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.1 subscribers order the OONSollo.nilialco of Weir new&
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If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their lumina
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THE MOVEMENTS AT FORTRESS, iiONROE
- WASHINGTON, May 24
Reliable advices from Fortress Monroe state
chat yesterday the sloop-of-war umber s lpisd and
the steamer Minnesota were ;to:atteck:the rebel
batteries at Sewell's Point,
Whi!e the cannonading was going on there,
General Butler was to land a force of five thou
sand men at Lynn Haven and march on Nor
tolk. This movement was designedtto be sim
ultaneous with the march on Alexandria.
Advice* f otn Alexandria to-dartiay that the
women and children are leaving, feajing that
the to vn will be burned down.
PURCHASE OF A CANADA STEAMER.
IORO V ), CANADA WisVirtY 24.
The steamer Peerless, which haaUen k aold to
the American government, sailed to-day for
,Tnee •ay night between
Balue's and Sweigert's tavern, on the Jiinestown
road a BLANK MEMORANDUM BOOK, containing
account or meat sold and saw hills, together with two
promissory notes, which can be of no value to the
finder, as payments have been stopped.. The trader will
be liberally rewarded by returning the same to
JONAH ,F. RVDY.
my 24 M.
Proposals for a Loan of $31000,000
to the Commonivealth of Pennsyl-
In pursuance of the first section Wan Act of
the General Assembly, entitled " in. Act to
create a loan and provide for arming the State,"
approved May 16th, A. D. 1861, and the sixth
section of the Act entitled " anoict to provide
for the payment of the tnemititofficers and
contingent expenses of the Extra Session of the
14gislature," approved May 16th, A. D. 1861,
and the authority of the same, z i
NOTICE is heathy given that proposals will
be received at the office of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, until three o'chtck P: M. of
Wednesday the fifth day of June WAN 'for the
loaning to the Commonwealk the slam of
THREE Mir LIONS OF DOLLARS, for the pur
poses set forth in the before named Acts of As
sembly. The said loan to bear_an„laterest of
six per cent. per annum, payable atinijantitud
ly in Philadelphia, and the loan to be redeem
able in ten years from date; and :for the par
ment of the interest and liquidattiots of the
principal thereof a special tax of tonolktalf mill
on the dollar has been directed to be levied on
all the property In the Commonwealth tax
able for State purposes. The certificates of
loan shall not be subject to taxation -for any
purpose whatever ; and all certificates of the
denettlination of one hundred dollars. or less
shall have coupons attached ; those ofta larger
denomination will be issued either as inscrip
tion or coupon bonds at the option of the bid
, The proposals must state explicitly the
amount proposed to be taken and the rate to be
paid. The State reserves the right to accept
the whole .qr any part of the amount offered to
be . telted unless the proposer 'stipulates other
wise. No conditional proposals . will be con-
Upon the acceptance of any prilitorifl at leas
ten per cent of the amount mtuit be Old down,
the balance, if preferred by:the bid*, in thir
ty and sixty days, when certifietifdishadl lame
for the same, bearing interest, trointla time of
The proposals must be dir'ected under seal to
the Secretary of the Commonwealth, gndorsed
" Proposals for Loan."
The bids will be opened at 8 o'clock In the
afternoon oftbe day above namedinithepresenee
of the Governor, State Treasurer: and; Auditor
General and 811011 other persons as, i may see
proper to be present, when, after examination
of the same the Governor will awardihe loan
to the highest bidder or bidders. : •
By order of the Governor.
Secretary of the ComMonwealth.
Office of the Secretary of the Common
HARRISBURG, May 17. 1861.
GENERAL ORDERS -7 'X°' 2
ADJUTANT aNNRRAI:B OMR; I
Ilwrisbvng, May 1'6;1861.
The Governor of Perinsylvania has received
from the War Department, at Wadtigton, the
following announcement, in refer Mite to the
second requisition of militia made by the Gen
"Ton Regiments are assigned tti Fi3nnsylva
nia, making, in addition to'thethirteen regi
ments of three months already: ealled for,
twenty-three regiment& It is, important to
reduce rather than enlarge this number, and in
no event to exceed it."
Pennsylvania "has already furnished to the
United States service twenty-five regiments.—
Of this number at least ten rhgiments —the
amount of the second requkitibilfave signi
fied a willingness to change thekktunn of ser
vice from three months to three years. No
more companies, therefore, from this Common
wealth can now be received ,for the 'United
By order of the Govertioi t
GENERAL ORDERS' NO. 12.
HEAD Gummi:as, P. M. f
Harriaburg, Afay 19, 1861.
Major General George A. M'Call - -ifs assigned
to the command of • dll the military forces of
Pennsylvania, raised or to be, raised ; under the
provisions of an Act of the Geneva} Assembly
of the Commonwedth of Penneylvpia, enti
tled " an Act to create a loan, anauto provide
for the arming of the State." ; ti a
H e will, without delay, ,pr .cieelsd" to organize
these forces, according t 9 ithe r movisions of
said Act, end to select convenient' romtions for
vitthabe troops . le encam ping gronads, , , ,, fritliVastruction
By order of the Commander z in•chief,
JOHN A. WEIGHT, Aiel:de-camp.
FOR SALE I
A BUILDING LOT, sitifif,er Weet Har
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ning back 161' feet, more or leas, tcovao foot alley, ad
joining on one side the property of Ir. Blumenstine.
For particulars enquire or titlatlgi/MI3CEIBFFRII at
Bergner ' a Bookstore.
may 8,1861. ' • '• ItlY9
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