Civil War

June 25, 1862, The New York Herald   Our readers will remember the sensation created last February a year ago by the news of President Lincoln’s mysterious journey, by the light of the moon, in his “Scotch cap and long military cloak,” from Harrisburg, Pa., via Baltimore, to Washington. Yesterday, however, the unlooked for intelligence [...]

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June 25, 1862, The Charleston Mercury We hear of no new military operations of importance on the islands below the city. All is quiet. It seems that the Yankees no longer rest under the hallucination that Charleston, like Nashville and New Orleans, is to fall into their hands without a desperate struggle. From deserters they [...]

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June 24, 1862, The New York Herald Our Special Army Correspondence. FAIR OAKS, Va., June 19, 1862. Yesterday the Sixteenth Massachusetts regiment, Col. Wyman, has a severe skirmish with the enemy in front, resulting in a loss of seventeen killed, twenty-five wounded and fourteen missing, but driving the enemy back a distance of a mile, [...]

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June 24, 1862, The Charleston Mercury We have no idea that the South will now be recognized as a Confederacy of Independent States so long as the United States continues to conquer, or until we manifest, by signal and material victories, some ability to achieve and maintain the position we claim. Moral victories, followed by [...]

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June 24, 1862, The Charleston Mercury The British steamship Memphis, Captain CRUIKSHANK, from Liverpool, via Nassau, N.P., arrived here yesterday. She has on board a most valuable cargo of British goods, being precisely such as we most sorely need at the present juncture. The Memphis had the misfortune, while coming into port on Monday, to [...]

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June 24, 1862, The New York Herald Our Special Army Correspondence. The camp is unusually quiet today. Usually, however, there is more or less firing along some part of the lines, so that quietness and silence are more noticeable here than skirmishing. The hoarse voice of artillery continually alternates with the clatter of musketry, while [...]

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June 24, 1862, The New York Herald From despatches received at the War Department yesterday afternoon from General McClellan’s headquarters, nothing of importance occurred in the army of the Potomac yesterday. General Halleck sends the same information from his command on the Mississippi. Our correspondence from the army in front of Richmond, however, is worthy [...]

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June 24, 1862, The Charleston Mercury THE ACTIVITY OF THE ENEMY seems to have been suddenly transferred from the neighborhood of Savannah to that of Charleston. Lieut. T.F. HOOPER, of Company B, 29th Georgia, with a detachment of twelve men, visited Wilmington Island, below Savannah, on Friday, and, after a diligent search, was unable to [...]

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June 24, 1862, The Charleston Mercury We have, from a trustworthy source, the following narrative of a recent excursion to this locality — formerly the estate of General JAMES HAMILTON, now owned by C.B. KIRK, Esq. It seems that at the time of the Yankee invasion last November, Mr. KIRK hurried to the Island and [...]

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June 23, 1862, The New York Herald The latest news from the army in front of Richmond reports that everything was remarkably quiet yesterday — something new for a Sunday’s operations. On Saturday brisk skirmishing was going on, and it appeared exceedingly likely towards nightfall that a general engagement was imminent. During the day the [...]

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June 23, 1862, The New York Herald In accordance with the resolution that recently passed Congress, Secretary Stanton issued a proclamation on Saturday announcing that hereafter a premium of two dollars would be paid for each and every accepted recruit. Any person who obtains a recruit is entitled to that sum when he is accepted, [...]

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June 23, 1862, The Charleston Mercury The Richmond Examiner says: Col. WADE HAMPTON, formerly commanding the Hampton Legion, of South Carolina, one of the most distinguished and gallant corps in the service, has been promoted to a Brigadier Generalship. In the reorganization of the Legion, Lieutenant J. HARVEY DINGLE, of the Manning Guards, was elected [...]

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June 23, 1862, The Charleston Mercury Since our last issue all has been quiet along our lines on James’ Island. The situation of affairs there, however, is such that another conflict may happen at any moment. About three o’clock on Saturday afternoon one of the enemy’s gunboats, composing the blockading squadron off this port, crossed [...]

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June 23, 1862, The Charleston Mercury Before daylight, on Friday, the 20th inst., two Yankee barges, containing about thirty men, went up the Santee river to the Steam Pounding Mill, and captured the schooner Louisa and crew, with a cargo of 147 bales cotton; the steam tug Treaty (a small propeller boat used for towing [...]

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June 23, 1862, The Charleston Mercury The Richmond papers state that reliable information has been received from Washington, that Gen. HALLECK has moved from Corinth to Maryland, and that arrangements have been made for the transfer of his army to him within two weeks. It is a very important movement. The object evidently is, by [...]

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June 22, 1862, The New York Herald Nothing of importance occurred yesterday in front of Richmond, beyond the ordinary skirmishing which takes place every day, notwithstanding the rumors of an engagement which were circulated throughout the city. General McClellan telegraphs to the War Department that things were very quiet; that there was not do much [...]

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June 22, 1862, The New York Herald Our Special Army Correspondence. CAMP NEAR THE CHICKAHOMINY, Va., June 14, 1862. The day has been clear and hot, and the drying atmosphere has done much to repair the damage of the soil, occasioned by the late succession of deluges. The only operation on the right wing recently [...]

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June 21, 1862, The New York Herald The rebel batteries at City Point on the James River, below Fort Darling, opened fire on our fleet on Tuesday, but the gunboats returned it so briskly with shell and shrapnel that the batteries were soon silenced, and the rebels retired. Skirmishing still continued in front of General [...]

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