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CJEORCiIA— Marlon Count y :
r m K VLSI Whereas, Amanda L Cattle, Ad
li ministratrix upon the estate of David U, Murry,
.Leased, having applied lor letters of dfenim.ssion
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular, the kindred and creditors of said deceased,
to show cause, if any they have, why s»aid Adminis
tratrix should not bo dismissed from said adminis
Given under my hand and official signature, Oc
tober sth, 1863. MALCOM HAIR,
dec 12 rntim Ordinary.
GEORGIA —Marion County :
WHEREAS, B. A. Stary, Administrator upon the
estate of Joseph N. Stary, late of said county,
deceased, having applied for letters ofdismssion
from said administration.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased,
to bo and appear atfiny office within the time pre
scribed by law, to show cause, if any they have, why
said letters of dismission should hot be granted to
said applicant on the first Monday in October next.
Given under my bund and official signature. Jan.
22d, 1864. “MALCOM HAIR,
jan 25ru6m 9 Ordinary.
[ON ATI!AN ENGLISH, of the 772d District 0,
e J M., transmits, to mo the following certificate of
an estray steeroA deep red color, supposed to be 3 or
4 years old, marked with a crop and underbit in the
right car, and uhderbit and split in the left. Ap
praised by James Cooper and Jeremiah Cartledge,
freeholders, to be worth one hundred dollars.
A true extract from the Estray Book this 30th
January, 1864, - A. P. JONES, Ul'k 1. U.
feb 1 ts
CiEOßfiill —Marion County :
RULE NISI. Whei’eas Carrie James, Adm’x on
the estate of Daniel James, Jr., having i>eti
tioned this Court for letters of dismission from said
These are therefore to cite aiull admonish all and
singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased
to be and appear at my otlice within the time pre
scribed by law, ami show cause if any they have,
why said Administratrix should not be dismissed
from said .Administration on the lirst Monday in
• Given under my hand and official signature, this
December the7th, 1863. MALCOM HAIR,
dec 14 mbm Ordinary.
Byvirtuo of an order from the'court of Ordinary of
Taylor County, will be sold before the Court
bouse door ot said county, on the lirst Tuesday in
March next within the legal hours of sale, a valua
ble negro BOY by the name of Jacob, sixteen years
old, and the property of the estate of;J awes Mont
gomery, dec’d. GEORGE H. DAVIS,
feb 3 40d Adm r
DINKINS McCOY, of the 77tb, District G.M.
transmits to me the following certificate of an
Estray Yoke of Oxen. Orte a red and white color,
and another a white and briudle color, marked with
a smooth crop and underbit in both ears. About
4years old. Apprftised by A. S. Boydin and Joseph
Lawson Diggers, freeholders of said county and
disrict, to be worth four hundred dollars.
A true extract from the estray book, this the 29th.
of December 18(53 A. 1 J JONES,
Jan4 —wbod Clerk I, C.
JDU. G. A. KOSSV.
FORMERLY Surgeon to the New Orleans “Fe
male Infirmary,'' tenders bis services to the Cit
izens of Columbus in all the branches of his profes
Special attention will bo dovotedjto the treatment
of the diseases ofwomom.
Ikir“ Surgical operations performed for Stone in
the Bladder, Fistula in Aim, Vertio-Vaginal fistula
Hydrocele, Congenital and Accidental Phyrnosis,
Varicocele, Hiemorrhoidsor Bias, Callous Impas
sable strictures, False Passages, Tallapesor Club
Foot, and contraction of. tire fingers, Strabismus or
Squinting, Aneurism Varix or dilated (veins, Ptery
gium, Cataract and llair Lip; also lor IJie remov
al of all tumors or abnormal growths from any part
of the body.
Diseases of ths Gonio-Urinary System comprsing
the different stages of G honori lime, Strictures,
Gravel, Ryermatorrhea, Syphilis, in its primary
secondary, and heriditary forms, will receive partic
Deferences givenjwhenever desired as well as the
recommendation of many years practice in New Or
leans; Cousultation hours every day at his office
in the Masonic Mall. Building from 10 to 12 o’clock
a, m,, and from 2to 4 o’clock p, in. Patients wilido
well to call precisely at these hours, as before and
after that time will be devoted to visiting persons in
Address all eommuieations to
DK. E. A. ROSSY.
N. B.—Patrons from a distance wilt bo visited'
and t oated at home it desired. 1 shalt.be thankful
to my prottessional brethren for any favor they may
do me by sending me persons yequirig (Surgical
a few days I shall have rooms for the pur
pose of giving STEAM SU LPHER BATHS and
MEDICATED FUMIGATIONS, as employed in
Hospital i.i Europe and, America as one of the most
efficient means tor tlie cure of Rheumatism Scrof
ulous Diseases, Syphilitic Eruptions, Gout and all
Chronis affections of the skin, E. A. R.
feb 11 3m
THE notes and accounts of J. 11. Daniel- & Cos„
have been placed in our hands for collection.—
Persons indebted to them and wishing to' pay, will
please coiuo forward at once and do so. Those who
do not wish to pay we will endeavor to make them.
We are also authorized to transact any business
for said firm, or for J. 11. Daniel.
PEABODY & BRANNON,
feb b dim Attys at Law.
THIS old and well know n SALOON we have re-
I litred and opened for business. We have three
Bowling: Alleys and necessary fixtures, and shall by
conducting our business in an orderly manner, hope
to merit a liberal share of patronage.
feb 16 ts
THIS beautiful and Thorough Bred STALLION
will make the ensuing Spring Season at the
CHATTAHOOCHEE COURSE, bis old stand, near
Columbus, Ua., commencing the 15th hist,, and end
ing on the 15th of Juno next.
I will not at tempt here a long pedigree or descrip
tion of FRANK, as his form, blood, beauty, perfor
mances and fanle, are too well known to make it
necessary. , ~
Terms —$100 for the Season m advance. Should
a mare not prove in foal, she will be entitled to his
his services another Season free of charge.
feb 19 lm P- W. PIIYGR.
Wanted to Hire,
A GOOD FIELD HAND, Alan or woman. Good
wages will be paid monthly it desired. Apply
at this office. Feb. 29
ISO lbs. Blue ilia**.
A T WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
A For sale by J. S. PEMBERTON,
feb 13 ts Druggist under Cook’s Hotel.
Old Iron Wanted.
WE wish to purchase a large quantity of SCRAP
IRON, both east and wrought, for which .cash
will be paid. 11A li R TSON, BEDELL A 00.
jan 27 ts
Fine Smoking anil (hewing Tobacco.
AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
For sale by J. S. PEMBERTON,
■feb 13 ts Druggist under Cook’s Hotel.
(Formerly ot' New Orleans,)
74 BROAD ST.,
WHOLESALE ANI) RETAIL
ARE constantly receiving fresh importations, di
rect from Europe, of staple and lum-y DRY
GOODS, whu-h they oiler cheap for cash,
feb 5 3m
Beaver Skins Wanted,
THE highest price will bo paid or Plow Steel given
1 m exchange for Beaver Skius, A large number
wanted. Enquire at
feb224 w L. lIAIMAN A BRO.
Albany, Fufaula, Cuthbert, llainbridge and
Blakely papers copy 4w and send bills.
J. W. WARREN A CO. Proprietors.
Change of Schedule.
MUSCOGEE RAILROAD, )
Srteuintexuknt’s Office, >
Columbus, Dec. 3d. 1863.)
ON and after Dec. Gth the Mail Train on this Road
will run as follows: *
Leave Columbus 7 45 P. M.
Leave Macon ...........6 30 P. M.
Arrive at Macon 4 18 A. M.
Arrive at Columbus 2 00 A. M.
Passengers can now go through to Charleston, via
Savannah, without delay, as the Mail Train on the
Charleston and Savannah Railroad makes close
connection with the Central Railroad at Savannah.
W. L. QLARK,
Dec 4 ts Supt. Muscogee R, R.
Ehange of Schedule.
AN and after December fitli. the Passenger Train
x * on the Montgomery A West Point Rail Road
Leave Montgomery.... 10 30 A. M.
Leave West Point 2 30 P. M.
Arrive at Columbus : 7 10 P. M.
Leave Columbus 2 30 A. M.
Arrive at Montgomery 11 37 A. Al.
Arrive at West Point 7 60 A. M.
Making through connections to and from Atlanta.
Freight leaves Columbus 8 10 A. M,
Freight arrives at Columbus 8 00 P. M.
D. H. CRAM,
Dec 4 ts Supt. A Eng’r.
fhaugc of Schedule.
Office Engine*: it and Superintendent, i
Charleston and Savannah Railroad, V
Charleston, Feb. 18, 1864. J
ON and after SUNDAY, Feb. 21st, Passenger
Leave Charleston 7 15 A. M.
Arrive at Savannah 4 25 P. M.
Leave Savannah 7 00 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston 4 30 P. M.
Passengers by this route from Columbus, Mont
gomery, Albany, Fufaulu, Ac., pass through Sav
annah without detection.
• H. S. HAINES,
feb 24 lw eoa3w Eng’r and Supt.
Notice to Travellers and Shippers !
Office Muscogee Railroad Company, j
Columbus, Ga„ Feb. 22, 1864. j
On and after this date persons purchasing tickets
and receiving and shipping freights over this road,
will be required to furnish the exact change.
W. L. CLARK,
feb 24 lm Superintendent.
MUSCOGEE RAILROAD, 1
Superintendent’s Office, >
Columbus, Dec. 22d, 1863.)
Owing to (the want of sufficient transportation fo r
Government freight, private freight will not he re
ceived at this depot until further notice.
W. L. CLARK,
dec 23 ts Supt.
OFFICE'SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANY, \
Columbus, Ga., Feb, 14th, 1864. j
Much complaint being made of the delays of this
Company in forwarding merchandise, I am instruc
ted to advertise that the rules of the Company re
quire that Government packages shall have prece
dence over all others, and next in order pack eggs
forwarded by friends or associations to officers and
soldiers in the field or hospitals. The observation
of this rule together with limited facilities for trans
portation, necessarily cause delay in the forwarding
of packages for merchants and others.
S. H. HILL,
leb 13 1m Agent,
OFFICE SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANY, (
Augusta, Ga., Feh. 10th, 1864, J
Legal notice is hereby given to all concerned, that
persons who ship packages containing spirit--, wines
and cordials, without informing our Agents of the
fact will not Be entitled to, nor will they receive, the
benefit of valuation. Spirits, wines or cordials, will
not he forwarded by this Company except under
special contract JAMES SHORTER'; Supt.
feb 13 lm Acting President.
All freight lor shipment by the Southern Express
must be pre paid from this date, except for the Gov
ernment. S. H. HILL,
lob Id lm “Agent.
NOT 1U E.
QUARTERMASTER’S OFFICE \
Columbus, January 27,1863.)
On the first of each month. Major Jno, E. Davis,
Post Quartermaster, will make-paymeat to all em
ployees of this department. Also to, owners of
slaves hired, and. for property rented, Parties in
terested will present their bills to Major Davis
The employees of the Transportation Department
will be paid by Capt. 11. D. Cothran. All purchases
of sunplies and payments therefor will be made by
myself. F. W. DILLARD.
Major and Quartermaster.
jan 29 ts
OFFICE MOBILE A GIRARD R. R. I
Girard. February 20.1864. j
On and after this date all parties receiving or.-hip
ping freight? over this Road, will be required^*)fur
nisli the exact change for freight.
W. II WILMIAMS,
feb 20 ts Agent
HEADQUARTERS POST, >
Columbus, Ga., Jan. 27, 1864. j
GENERAL ORDERS, No. 6,
I. All officers or soldiers remaining in Columbus
over 12. hours will require a miss from these Head
11. AH persons between the ages of 18 and 45 years
visiting Columbus (.Officers of the Navy and Army
j stationed at this Post excepted) will in future bere
j quired to procure a pass freui thekCommandunt of
the Post. No other document than the pass spec
ified w ill be regarded by the officer charged with the
examination of passes.
111. Officers and soldiers absent from their com
mands. or citizens claiming exemption by virtue of
contracts or otherwise, will save themselves annoy
| anee by immediately procuring the required pass.
By order ot Col. ROBERTSON.
Oil AS. WOOD, A. A. G."
* jan 25* ts
Notice to Stockholders iu the Bank
Columbus* Ga., Feb. 4th. 1861.
On the first MONDAY in April next, an election
will bo held at the Banking House for nine Direc
tors of said Bank, for the ensuing year.
feb tdo President.*
BANK OF COLUMBUS. [
Columbus, Ga„ Feb. 25, 1864. j
Notice is hereby given that all depositors in this
Bank are required to.withdraw their deposits by the
twenty-fifth day of March next, in order that they
: may choose for themselves between funding and
I taxation under the new currency act, before the
| first day of April following. D. ADAMS,
feb 25 till Ist April. Cashier.
Sun and Enquirer copy.
lam readv and prepared to receive SUBSIS
TENCE TITHES due the Government at this Post,
and earnestly beg that all parties will send forward
their dues without delay to the Tithe Agents or my
self. Sacks are always ready at my office.
A. A*. ALLL*V }
feb23 2w Maj.AC, S.
Columbus, Ga., Monday Morning, February 29, 1864.
The Battle of Ocean Pond.
12 Miles below Lake City, Fla., 4
Oulustee Station, A, <fc G. R. R. v
Feb. 21, 1864. )
Mr. Clisby :—As this smoky region has
of late become a point of interest, and as
we had a severe light on yesterday, 1 will
try to giv-j you some idea of our opera
Early yesterday morning the cavalry
picket reported the enemy advancing up
the Railroad. The statement was that
they were about four miles from our posi
tion, at Oulustee Station, steadily advau
eing. Our men were put in position at
our works. In the course of half an hour
General Colquitt was ordered by General
Einnegan to take three regiments of his
own brigade and part of Colonel Harri
son’s brigade, with Captain Wheaton’s
and Captain Gamble’s batteries of artillery
and go to the front, to assume command
of cavalry, (of which there were two reg~
intents) artillery and infantry, to advance
on the enemy and feel his strength. Be
fore General Colquitt was two hundred
yards from our works he received another
order stating that all the available lorce
of General Finnegan’s command, except
two small battalions, had beeu ordered
forward and placed under his command.
After marching over two miles and a half,
we met our cavalry retreating rapidly.—
General Colquitt throwing forward his
skirmishers immediately formed line ot
battle, and as the troops came up made a
second line, and ordered the artillery to
open on the enemy, whose columns were
now plainly visible, Skirmishing soon
became brisk and fierce, and the enemy’s
artillery fired rapidly. The enemy wera
in such force, their line was so long, that,
it was necessary to put the seeond line in
position on the flanks of our front line.
Our line then advanced until we came tu
eloso quarters with the enemy; a hard
fight of nearly an hour’s duration ensued,
when they began slowly to retire, closely
pressed by our yelling and exultant infant
ry. The enemy tell hack about, half a
mile, when they made another stand. This
position was very strong, several marshes
and ponds enabling them to strengthen
the open portion of their line. All their
artillery was posted here and poured into
our ranks round after round of canister
The fight was stubborn and our ammu
nition was nearly exhausted. General
Colquitt, realizing the danger, directed
that the 6th Fla. battalion be moved round
on the left flank of tlu> enemy as soon as
this battalion opened on their flank they
fell hack about one hundred yards and
again maintained their position. The 6th
Ga. regiment, Colquitt’s Brigade, and the
32d Ga. Regiment, Colonel Harrison’s
brigade, pressed forward on the left. The
19th Ga. and 28th Ga. on the right mov
ed o up rapidly and captured five pieces of
artillery, (three Napoleon’s and two 10
Our ammunition was now completely
exhausted. General Colquitt had seut
hack for ammunition time and again, but
it seemed as if we were never to get it,
and that we would be compelled to lose
the ground so dearly purchased, for want
of it.. We held this position for half an
liour with a few cartridges brought to the
men by General Colquitt’s staff, iu their
haversacks. Ammunition at last arrived,
the men were supplied, and the 27 th Ga.,
Colonel Zaehry, coming in just at this
time, we moved rapidly forward, the ene
my falling hack. They attempted to make
another stand at a point protected by a
marsh, but we hardly gave them time to
halt before we were into them and com
polled them to a more hasty retreat.
It was now sundown ; we followed them
until dark, capturing their hospital and
all their wounded. We halted at dark,
having fought from a few minutes after
two o'clock, until half past six o’clock,
having taken live pieces of artillery, two
regimental colors, the guidon of a battery,
400 prisoners, beside their killed and
wounded. They left over two hundred
dead on the field. I can’t arrive exactly
at the number of their wounded, as they
succeeded in getting some off, and many
others were carried miles and put down.
Their killed and wounded will, at a low
estimate, reach twelve hundred, our loss
will not exceed six hundred. The loss
would have been much greater, but for
the number and size of the pine trees.—
After the infantry halted, General Col
quitt ordered the cavalry forward to press
the rear of the retreating column of the
enemy ; they moved slowly after the ene
my as far as the St. Mary’s River, their
horses were jaded, and they didu’t press
them vigorously. The troops all behaved
splendidly—hulding.-a. line under heavy
fire, without ammunition, is the severest
test of a soldier’s nerves. Ouslustee Sta
tion is on the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad,
in New River, Fla., twelve miles below
Lake City. I cannot close without speak
ing of Cupt Wheaton’s Battery of Light
Artillery, it moved along with the line
of infantry and tired with wonderful pre
cision and effect.
Gen. Colquitt was complimented by
Gens. Gardner and Finnegan, whro came
up after the fight was over, for the skill
lul management of the troops. He fought
seven regiments of negroes besides the
white troops; the enemy numbered at the
lowest calculation eight thousand. To
give you an idea of the fierceness of the
musketry fire, I will mention that the hat'
tie flag of the 19th Ga. Eegt., has nine
teen bullet holes in it. Gens. Gilmore
and Seymour were.both on the field. From
the list of casualties enclosed you will see
that we had many valuable officers disa
bled. The young and gallant Lieutenant
Colonel of the 64th Ga., James Barrow,
was killed. Adjutant Johnson of the
19th Ga. was a very promising young ofli
cer. The kind people of the neighbor-
hood are assisting in caring for the woun
ded. Onr noble dead will he buried in
the soil of the State known in history
for its Indian war. I neglected to men
tion as captured a thousand stand of small
arms, a commissary, with a good many
other prominent officers. I find they all
think that at the least estimate, the loss of
the enemy was over fifteen hundred. Ne
gro dead abounded. The negro prison'
ers say that white men were with them,
who swore to shoot them if they didn’t
fight. The spoils of victory are scattered
everywhere through the camp. Officers
who h|tve been as far to the front as San
derson say that the Yankees were com
pletely routed. Oh, for vigor in cavalry.
I send you a complete list ot casualties in
this brigade. As it is a long list, and
may take too much room in your paper,
I would request that you publish it one
regiment at an issue.
Very trul}' yours, Harold.
The. list was omitted from the enclosure.
| ♦ ♦ ; ‘
, [From the Richmond Whig.]
LateU from tlte United Slates.
The flag of truce boat, New York ar
rived at City Point, yesterday with dis
patched for Commissioner Ouki. We are
indebted to the Exchange Bureau for a
file of u nited States papers to the 16th
inst. inclusive, by this arrival. We sub
join a summary of the news:
THE SUPREME COURT AND YALLANDIG
The Washington correspondent of the
Herald , in his letter of the 15Wi inst.,
says: ‘ •
The case of Vallandigham, ex parte
was decided in the Supreme Court ot the
United States to-day. The petitioner
asked that the writ of certiorari be di
rected to the Judge Advocate General for
a revision of the proceedings of the mill
tary cofipnaission which tried him, the ju
risdiction of which was denied, as extend
ing to the case of a civilian, the object be
ing to have the sentence annulled on the
ground of illegality.
Judge Advocate General Holt had res
sponded in a written argument that the
Court might with as much propriety he
called upon to restrain by injunction the
proceedings of Congress as to revise by
certiorari and reverse the proceedings of
the military authority in time of war in
the punishment of all military offences, ac.
cording to the usage of civilized nations
and the power given by the Constitution
and laws of the United States for the com
mon defence and public safety.
Justice Wayne 10-Gay ddiv ore. l tlio
opinion of the court, refusing the writ on
the groqnd that, even if the arrest, trial
and punishment of V allandigham were
illegal, there was still no authority in the
court to; grant relief iu this mode, and that
there is .no law by which any appeal, or
proceedings in the nature of an appeal,
from a military commission to the Supreme
Court, e)in be taken.
The decision ot the Supreme Court is
regarded as most important. The court
room was full at the time of its delivery.
It settles the question in regard to the
military jurisdiction within military de
partments in districts not actually in a
state of rebellion, and will do much to
wards suppressing exhibitions of treason
on the part of those disposed to aid the
rebellion in obstructing by factious oppo
sition the conduct of the war for its sup
pression and the restoration of the Union.
Important from Europe.
News from London is to the 80rh of
January, The following is from (lie cor
respondence of the New York Times:
London, January 20.—-Earl Russell
has resigned again. Buch is the rumor
to-day. He has placed his resignation in
the handp of her Majesty in some Pick
wickian fashion, I presume, and will re
tire if site can scare him, England has
determined to defend Denmark if the
worst copies to worst, and Earl Russell is
committed to the German side of the
quarrel. An English fleet has been sent
to the Adriatic, to ac-t against Trieste and
Venice, and another is ready to leave for
the Baltic. This looks like war —so does
the gathering of the Austrian and Prus
sian troops on the Elder : hut the general
opinion still is that peace will he pre
Confederate stock has risen to 50.
The London Post denies the rumor of
The Danish question is becoming more j
complies feed and threatening. England
supports 'Denmark, and France and En
gland iff deciding whether she will do
more thpa “remonstate” with Germany.
The New York Times’ London c-orres
pondent represents_t.be Confederate cause
as prospering in England, Everybody is
signing petitions to the Government to do
something to stop the war.
How the States are Brought ;
Back into the “Union.— Not all the
Northern papers endorse Lincoln’s farce j
of “dragooning” the seceded States “hack
into the; Union.” The Detroit Free Press j
(the organ of General Cass) says of the
game being played in Arkansas:
The President says to the people ot
Arkansas : I will allow you to return to j
the Union, but not under your own Con- i
stitution and the Constitution of the I ui- I
ted States. You must first join the abuli
tion party, and next you must make, or 1
will make for you, an abolition Constitu i
tion and [abolition laws. 11 you don’t do;
this, 111 send an army there to thra-h
you till you do it. ill send Noithcrn
politicians to rule you —some consistent
bantam ||ike T. YV. Lockwood, or some
virtuous chieftain like Colonel Dorus Fox.
I 11 makti you a Constitution, and enforce
it upon you by bayonets, and the First ’
Michigan Ethiopian. It is my will, and
you must sumbit. You must accept this]
$3 Per Month.
J. W. WAEREIV, Editor.
“unconditional unionism.” “The interests
of God and humanity” require it, and the
people of Massachusetts wish it.
Movements on the St. Marys.
A gentleman direct from the vicinity of
the St. Mays informs us that the enemy
were at Chilian Monday of last week, with
infantry, cavalry and artillery, to the
number of 1,000. Monday afternoon they
sent the cavalry to Kings' Ferry, where
they cut the flat to peices and returned to
Callahan. They burned the Aligator
bridge at Callahan, and on Tuesday the
whole force moved to the front, saying,
they intended to have Lake City, cost
what it might.
A force of TOO or SOO, whites ami black
went up the river on live transports to
Woodstock Mills on Wednesday. Two
vessels returned loaded with lumber no
Thursday, and the rest were loading.
Our informant says no Yankees «of the
expedition that landed at Jacksonville
have been north ot the St. Marys.— Sav.
News from Europe.
By the arrival of the Arabia, from Liv
erpool, January 23, via Queenstown, Jan
uary 21, we have two days latter dates
from Erropc than those previously re
The excitement in Germany against the
Governments of Austria and Prussia and
is on the increase. The Prusian Cham
ber of Representatives have passed reso
lutions condemning the policy of their
Government in separating from the other
States of Germany. The representatives
of the Grand Duke of Baden at Berlin and
Vienna have been instructed to use every
effort to restrain the two Governments
from violating the fundamental laws of
the Confederacy. Orders have also been
given for an immediate mobilization of
the Bailed, corps d’armee. The leading
paper of Wurtemburg advocates the call
ing out by the Diet of 100,000 troops
from the minor States, and the keeping
of a reserve of 200,000 more in readiness
It is expected that the Danes will de
fend the Dannevieke, on the frontier of
Schleswig, to the last extremity. A brig
ade of British artillery was under orders
to embark for Copenhagen.
The French Monitucr has a correspon
dence from New York, stating that, dis
couragement is spreading in the South,
and tliat thy army of Lee is demoralized.
The Archduke Maximilian demands
th «t the vote of the Notables which offer
ed him the crown be ratified by the v..u ;
of the principal cities. The Mexican
deputation was expected to return with
this vote to France in February. Then
the Archduke will immediately assume
the scepter, and visite Paris as. Emperor
of Mexico Spain will at once appoint a
Minister to his court. It is announced
that the mission of tlie French Mission
will be accomplished by the middle of
Wit Equal to Bacon. —Judge Dooly
of Georgia was remarkable for his wit as
well as for his other talents. At one
place where be attended court he was not
wi ll pleased with his entertainment at the
tavern. On the first day of the court a
hog under the name of pig, had been
cooked whole and laid on the table. No
person attacked it. It was brought next
day, and the next, and treated with the
same respect; and it was on the table when
the court adjourned. As the party fin
ished their dinner, Judge Dooly rose from
the table, and in a solemn manner addres
sed the clerk: “Mr. Clerk,” said he, dis
miss that hog upon his recognizance until
the first day of the next court. He has
attended so faithfully during the present
term, that I don’t think it will be neces
sary to take any security.”
Capture of an Express Train
The Rockingham Register contains the
details of the capture of an express train
on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, on
Friday, Feb. 19th, by Major Harry Gil
mor and bis command. The Register
There was a large Yankee force at Har
per’s Ferry and at Martinsburg, a short
distance oil. The train was the express
1 from Baltimore to Wheeling. Gilmer
had hut twenty eight men with him.—
Aboard the train was thirty armed Yan
kees, all of whom, with their revolvers,
sabres, &c., fell into Gilmor’s har^s. —
Among the prisoners was Senator Bright,
of Indiana, who took his capture by our
forces very pleasantly. We carried the
prisoners a short distance, when the signal
rockets sent, up by the enemy in different
directions, gave our boys to understand
that they must he in a hurry. They had,
accordingly, to let the prisoners go. It
was afterwards aseartained that General
Averill was on the train at the time of its
capture. ‘Had oar boys known this, they
would have matt aged to take care ui him
The fruits of the capture were about
SIOO,OOO in greenbacks, 100 tine revol
vers, a goo 4 inauy sabres, gold watches,
end other articles of value and use to
The enemy followed Gilmor and his
little handful of brave fellows to Strans
burg, sending 2,500 meu to Winchester,
and throwing out forces after them from
that point. But it wa-; of no avail. They
had been fairly caught by Gilmor, and he
ha-escaped from the toils of their net,
which they had so industriously set to
Gen Vaughan has collected a large
portion of bis old brigade, and Fast Ten
nesseans from all quarters are joining h.s
TlLßff ft AFH IQ.
Reports of tke Press Association.
Entered according to act of Congress in the year
1863, by J. S. Thrasher, in the Clerk's office of
the District Court of the Confederate States fur
the Northern District«of Georgia.
Dalton, Feb. 26.—At headquarters in front
of Dalton the situation still remains unchan
ged. The enemy are still in o ur front in
force ; their lines can be distinctly seen from
our Signal Station. Rifle skirmishing at long
range this morning. •
Dalton, Feb. 26.—The enemy have disap
peared from our front, retreating towards
Chattanooga. Wheeler is in pursuit; a dis
patch from him three miles this Bide Ring
gold, announces the capture of several priso
ners. The Yankee force is commanded by
Atlanta, Feb. 26.—A special to the Appeal
says the Yankees are about Pontitoc. Ghol
ston is following the routed and scattered
enemy. Gen. Forrest had two horses killed
under him, and he killed two Yankees with
his sabre. We lo9t as many officers as men
killed. Sherman’s advance has reached Pearl
Richmond, Feb. 26. — At an auction sale
to-day bonds and stocks declined at an aver
age of 7 per' cent.; Sterling Exchange and
gold also lower; Confederate eigths due in
’74 and ’79 brought 124 to 1251; fifteen mill
ion loan coupons 175 average. Sugar and
tobacco declined about $1 per pound to-day.
Prices have a downward tendency. $600,000
were funded at the Treasury yesterday.
Richmond, Feb. 26.—A flag of truce boat
arrived at City Point yesterday.
United States papers of the 22d received.
Dispatches from the Southwest give fabulous
reports of the success of Sherman and Griei
son, and the expedition into Florida; also
represented a complete success in the De
partment of Dick Taylor. *
On the 21st gold was quoted at 159.
Jlie Africa had arrived at Halifax with
dares to the 7th. The Alexandra case was
still pending in the Courts of Exchequer and
Appeal. The case would probably be taken
before the House of Lords.
Severe fighting had been going on in Den
mark, but details not yet published. Tho
Danes had evacuated Schelswig.
In the House of Lords Earl Derby charac
terized the foreign policy of Russell as hu
miliating to England, and repudiated the idea
of British responsibility to the United States
for the depredations of the Alabama. Russell
said Eugland had not given the slightest
promise of assistance to Denmark.
Liverpool cotton market firmer.
Dkmopolis, Feb. 26. — Later intelligence
from Missississippi says Gen. Forrest's force
during the recent engagement near Okalona
did not exceed 2,000, while that of the enemy
is estimated at 6,000. Late in the evening of
the 22d the latter formed three separate lines
and made a desperate stand ; they made three
sabre charges on horseback, but each recoiled
and were driven back with great slaughter;
many passed through our lines and were cap
tured. The road is lined with sutler’s stores
thrown aw r ay, dead horses .and Yankees.
Next morning Gen. Forrest’s command were
too tired to continue the pursuit. General
Gohlston with 600 State troops arrived and
went in pursuit. Many of the enemy’s woun
ded fell into our hands. Among our woun
ded are Col. Barteau, of Bolls’ brigade,
severely in the breast. Gholstou captured
many prisoners, small arms, sabres and sad
dles, and was pursuing their routed and
scattered columns above Pontitoc.
Charleston, Feb. 26.—120 shells were
fired at the city to-day.
An official dispatch from Gen. Finnegan,
dated Sanderson, via. Tallahassee, February
2Gth, says my advance forces occupy Baldwin.
My main forces will reach there this afternoon.
The enemy have retreated to Jacksonville.
Dalton, Feb. 26.—Yesterday Stewart’s and
Stevenson’s Divisions did the principal fight
ing. Breckinridge’s old Division was partly
engaged. The enemy was repulsed every
where and fell back on our right. Some
skirmishing at Centre to-day. Two Yankeo
mounted regiments, supported by an infantry
division, attempting a flank on our left, oc
cupied a gap three miles from Dalton on the
new Lafayette road last night. Smith’s Tex
as brigade drove them out this morning. By
the hospital record our loss in wounded was
151, including Col. Curtis, of the 41st Ga.,
and three lieutenants—Gussie, sth Confede
rate cavalry, Lindsay, 60th N. C., Cos. A.,
Nisbet 34th Ga., Cos. K. The number killed
was 8 or 10. The number of Yankees cap
tured is 35, including a Lieut. Colonel, one
surgeon and Bof their wounded. The Yankee
loss is otherwise unknowm, but is much
greater than ours.
Our army is eager tor a general engagement.
There are apprehensions that the enemy will •
national Fast Day.
’ The following preamble and resolution
appointing a national fast day passed both
Houses of Congress:
“Reverently recognizing the provi
dence of God in the affairs of men, and
gratefully remembering the guidance, sup
port and deliverance granted to our pa
triot fathers in the independence of the
American Colonies ; and now reposing in
Him our supreme confidence and hope,
for civil and religious freedom, and for
the right to live under a government of
our own choice, and deeply impressed with
the conviction that, with Him nothing is
strong, nothing wise and nothing endur
ing; in order that the people of this Con
federacy may have the opportunity, at the
same time, of offering their adoration to
the Great Sovereign of the universe, of
penitently confessing their sins and
strengthening their vows and purposes of
amendment in humble reliance on His
gracious and Almighty power:
“The Congress of the Confederate
States do Resolve, That it be recommend
ed people of these States, that Fri
day, the Bth day of April next, be set
apart and observed as a day of humiliar
tion, fasting and prayer, that Almighty
God would so preside over our public
councils and authorities; that He would
so inspire our armies and their leaders
with wisdom, courage and perseverance,
and so manifest himself in the greatness
of His goodness and the Majesty of His
power, that we may be safely and success
fully led through the war to which we
are being subjected, to the attainment of
an honorable peace; so that while we en
joy the blessings of a free and happy gov
eminent, we may ascribe to him the honor
and the glory of our prosperity and inde