ITEM: The Daily Telegraph, June 25, 1862, single sheet, 12.5 x 9.0 inches, printed on one side.
CITATION: The Daily Telegraph (Raleigh, N.C.) 25 June 1862, single sheet. North Carolina Collection call number: VC071 C748 folder 5. Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
NO. // RALEIGH, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1862. // 19.
ISSUED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE STATE JOURNAL.
JOHN SPELMAN, Editor and Proprietor.
WM. ROBINSON, ASSISTANT EDITOR.
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WEDNESDAY, June 25, 1862.
Special Dispatches to the Daily Telegraph.
Gen Stuart’s Raid–Heavy loss of property–Bat-
tle of Seven Pines–Admitted loss of forty thou-
sand–Porter’s Mortar fleet.
RICHMOND, June 24, 1862.
The Petersburg Express of this morning, says the
Editor has conversed with a gentleman who recently
left the rear of McClellan’s army. He says he saw Phil-
adelphia papers of the 13th inst. They contain full ac-
counts of the late guerilla raid by Gen. Stuart, and
confess to much loss of property. They deny that the
Engineer of the train was killed.
The Yankees, says the Express, admit a loss of
forty thousand killed, wounded, missing and demoral -
ized in the two days fight at the Seven Pines.
They do not contemplate marching to Richmond
until the destruction of the Batteries at Drury’s
Bluff, to effect which they have sent for Porter’s Mor-
[The foregoing dispatch was anticipated by the
mails of Tuesday evening, the wires, between this
point and Richmond, being out of working order.]
Yankees shelling our men on John’s Island.
CHARLESTON, June 23.
All is quiet on James Island.
Yesterday the Yankee gunboats went up and
shelled a detachment of the Marion Artillery, posted
on John’s Island, forcing them to retire.
THE CONSCRIPTS of this State will be ordered into
camp, near this city, in a few days. We learn from
Major Mallett that the arrangements are all nearly
complete for that purpose. We would, therefore, ad-
vise men wishing to select their own companies to do
so at once, before the opportunity be lost.
THE WORK IN KENTUCKY.—According to the
Louisville Democrat, a portion of Col. Morgan’s men
continue actively engaged in Kentucky. Captain
Ferguson’s company has been doing good work at
Tompkinsville, Monroe county, where they routed a
company of Federals, capturing several prisoners and
a number of arms and cavalry equipments. Captain
Hamilton has also had a brush with a company of
Pennsylvania cavalry recently, in which both com-
manders were killed.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.—The officers of the 28th
North Carolina regiment, on duty near Richmond
held a meeting on the 11th inst., (Col. James H. Lane
presiding,) and passed a series of appropriate resolu-
tions of respect to the memory of their late Lieutenant
Colonel, Thomas L. Lowe, who died recentiy [sic], after a
few days illness. He was a willing and gallant de-
fender of the rights of the South, and a brave and
much esteemed officer.
A number of North Carolina army officers are now
in durance vile on Governor’s Island, New York.
PROGRESS OF THE WAR.
LATER FROM NEW ORLEANS—ANOTHER “ORDER”
FROM BUTLER—THE YELLOW FEVER AMONG THE
YANKEES—THE CURRENCY OF THE CITY AS REGU-
LATED BY BUTLER—A MAN HUNG FOR TEARING
DOWN THE YANKEE FLAG, ETC.
From a late copy of the New Orleans Delta, now
the organ of Butler’s crew, and from other sources,
we gather some further advices from New Orleans :
Butler has given birth to another of his famous
“orders.” Done in plain English, it means that every-
body in New Orleans is to take the oath of allegiance
to the hateful Yankee Government or feel its crush-
ing tyranny. We learn that two of the enemy’s small
boats were sounding in Horn Island Pass. We further
learn that a very large expedition was fitting out in
New Orleans for some destination not known. The
Yankees were taking up for the expedition all the
vessels, schooners and the like they could find. Mobile
is, in all probability, its destination.
“Bronze John” has arrived in New Orleans and is
doing effective service in the Confederate cause. There
were over fifty cases of yellow fever in the Chanty
Hospital, the larger proportion of whom were Yankee
soldiers. In consequence, Butler is quartering his
troops in the surrounding parishes and along the coast.
The plantations of Generals Bragg and Polk, and
Henry Quitman, son of the late General Quitman,
and many others, had been taken possession of by the
The currency is city bank notes. Gold is worth 17
per cent, premium over currency; United States
Treasury notes equal to gold; Confederate notes 80 to
90c., but no quantity-—say $5,000 to $10,000—can be
bought at that price. The banks are not allowed to
pay out Confederate notes, and all trading in them is
punishable with fine. The Southern Bank made ap-
plication to Butler to let them pay out their Confede-
rate notes, as they had never suspended, and took de-
posits with the understanding that they were to take
[pay ?] the same; but he decided that they must issue
their notes and pay them out. All the banks are
issuing their notes. B. thinks the understanding is
that Butler will compel the banks to take United
States Treasury notes. Some suits to compel the
banks to pay specie have been decided against them.
There have been several Union meetings. Tom
Parker, William Hunt, Michael Hahn, and Durant, it
is understood, have taken the oath, and are “hand
and gloves” with the Federals. It is understood that
Denegre has taken the oath, and got back all his gold.
A New Orleans paper of the 8th gives the particulars
of a great Union meeting held on Saturday, 7th inst.
Fernandez, Durant, Dewes—fourth district—and M.
Hahn, were the most prominent. Riddell, Summers
and William Hunt are believed to have taken the
oath, and declared themselves always Union men.
Mumford was hung from the window of the Mint
on the 7th for tearing down the first flag raised by the
Yankees over that building. Leeds (of the foundry),
Pierre Soule, Thomas Murray (of the free market),
four of the Thugs, Duprat, and others, have been ar-
rested and sent some to Fort Warren, and some to
Doctor Stone, for refusing to attend officers and to
admit soldiers into his hospital, was imprisoned and
fined $500, which he refused to pay, but he afterwards
paid the fine, and was released. Young Zacharie paid
$1,000 and was released.
The little boats running up Red river are permitted
to bring in provisions and passengers, and take out
salt, &c., and passengers. Butler says that as long as
the people will send in provisions the boats shall be
unmolested ; but if they refuse he will seize them for
transports. Five hundred sacks of salt came over to
Madisonville, paying Butler $5 per sack for a permit,
The citizens of Terrabonne parish, Louisiana, lately
hung two of Butler’s marauders at Houman, in that
parish ; in consequence of which Picayune Butler sta-
tioned a force of fifteen hundred Yankees in that part
of the State, compossd [sic] of the parishes of Ascension,
Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne, mostly along
the Bayous La Fourche and Terrabonne and the line
of the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western
railroad. The gentlemen who tried and ordered the
execution of the Yankee marauders subsequently took
to the swamps, and are said to be organizing a corps
de resistance, under the title of Swamp Rangers.
The same dread and uncertainty prevails as former-
ly. There remains but three thousand men in the
city. The report in the city is, that four hundred
wounded and forty dead were brought down from the
Grand Gulf fight. Farragut is not injured as re-
The Petersburg Express learns from a gentleman
connected with the army, who left Richmond Mon-
day, that McClellan is falling back and burning his
fortifications as he leaves them. The Richmond pa-
pers of yesterday mention a heavy smoke, seen in the
direction of McClellan’s camps, but don’t attempt to
account for it.
MISSED ‘EM.–It is said that Gen. Stuart in his
circumambient tour of the Yankee camps, passed
within 600 yards of the house where McClellan and
staff were at dinner, the customary body guard being
their only protection. No great loss! Stuart did
enough in one hasty visit.
FORTY THOUSAND.—A gentleman, recently from
the rear of McClellan’s army, informs the Petersburg
Express that he had seen Philadelphia papers of last
Thursday, in which it is admitted that the Yankees
sustained a loss of 40,000 in killed, wounded, missing
and demoralized, in the two day’s fight at Seven Pines.
It was stated that McClellan had caused Casey’s en-
tire division to be dismissed from the service.
THE RICHMOND LINES continue the undisturbsd
center of anxious expectation. No fight yet. It is
said that the routed forces of McDowell and Shields,
in the Valley, have made, or are making, their way
to McClellan. It is evidently the design of McClellan
to compel our forces to attack him or otherwise hold
the city in a quasi state of siege.
VICKSBURG still holds out, and is about the last
point left us on the shores of the great Mississippi.
We are prepared to hear of its fall, any day, as it is
open to attack, both from above and below by the
enemy’s gunboats, which have now little else to do.
PROMOTED.—We have official authority for saying
that Col. G. B. Anderson, of the 4th N. C. regiment,
has been promoted a Brigadier General in the army
of the Confederate States. His brigade is at present
composed of 4th, 12th, 13th and 30th regiments,
We are also pleased to announce that Lieut. Colonel
Bryan Grimes has been promoted Colonel of the 4th
regiment, vice Col. Anderson promoted.
Secretary Memminger, of the Treasury, has estab-
lis [sic] a bureau for the issue of fractional notes of the five
dollar Confederate States currency, to consist of ones,
one and a half, twos and a half, &c., as authorized by
act of the Confederate Congress. The bureau consists
of thirty women and one man, as superintendent—the
women to cut, sign and prepare notes for utterance.
These issues will prove a great convenience to the
RATES OF POSTAGE.—From and after the 1st of
July next, the rates of postage will be as follows:
For every letter not exceeding half an ounce in
weight, conveyed in the mails for any distance within
the Confederate States,there shall be charged ten cents.
And for every additional half ounce in weight, or
additional weight of less than half an ounce, there
shall be charged additional single postage.
Piano Fortes Tuned.
JAMES PIRSSON, PIANO FORTE MAKER AND
Tuner, respectfully informs the Public that he will be
in Raleigh, for a few days, during which time they may
have their Pianos thoroughly tuned and repaired, by leav-
ing their orders at the Book Store of W. L. Pomeroy.
June 25, d3t