Thursday, November 22, 2012

From Fortress Monroe

FORT MONROE, March 25. – A flag of truce went to Norfolk to-day, but brought no news.

The Norfolk Day Book of this morning has the following:

RICHMOND, March 23. – The House of Representatives have adopted a resolution to apply a portion of the money belonging to the contingent fund, to the aid and relief of the captured troops now in the hands of the enemy as prisoners of war.

Heavy reinforcements are being sent to Old Point.  We learn that fourteen Federal steamers were at Old Point on Sunday, loading with troops, supposed to be for the Burnside Expedition.

RICHMOND, March 23. – The new Cabinet of President Davis has been formed:  Secretary of State, J. P. Benjamin, of Louisiana; Secretary of War, John Randolph, of Virginia; Secretary of Navy, S. R. Mallory, of Florida; Secretary of Treasury, C. G. Meminger, of South Carolina;  Attorney-General, Theodore Watts; Postmaster General, Reagin of Texas.

The new troops are pouring into this city. – Six or seven of the new regiments arrived in this neighborhood on Sunday by Railroad.

President Davis has declared martial law over the counties of Elizabeth City, York, Warwick, Gloster and Mathews.

Accounts are given in the Norfolk Day Book of an engagement near the Warrenton station on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad on Saturday last between 300 rebel cavalry, under Gen. Steward, and 500 Yankee cavalry.  40 of the latter are reported killed and 100 wounded. – We are said to have lost 6 killed and 18 wounded.

We take the above from the Lynchburg Virginian.

67 citizens of Lomdom were sent to Richmond on the Central cars Thursday night and committed to the military prison.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 29, 1862, p. 4

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