Skip to comments.THE GREAT REBELLION: Highly Important News from Western Virginia, Missouri and Kentucky; A BATTLE IN WESTERN VIRGINIA; A BATTLE IN MISSOURI (10/28/1861)
Posted on 10/28/2021 4:47:46 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
WASHINGTON, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1861.
A VARIETY OF RUMORS.
The city has been full of rumors again to-day Among them stories that Gen. McCLELLAN has resigned, and that his resignation will be accepted; that a court of inquiry is to be ordered on the late movement toward Leesburgh, to ascertain upon whose authority it was ordered, and who was responsible for its result. Then again, it is stated that the fleet congregated at Fortress Monroe has tried its hand on Norfolk, and has captured that great reservoir of artillery. Few place any reliance on the first of these reports, and almost everybody credited the latter.
The success of Gen. KELLY in Western Virginia is reported at the White House to-day, and gives us, the hopes and encouragement we lost after the disaster at Leesburgh.
Gen. MCCLELLAN remained over the river last night, not returning to Washington until about noon to-day. No movements have taken place of any moment, though great expectations are entertained.
There is to be a grand review of the infantry on this side of the Potomac to-morrow afternoon, and on the parade-ground east of the Capitol. And on Tuesday there is to be a review of the Divisions of Gens. SMITH and MCCALL.
The Government is rapidly preparing for enforcing the Confiscation law passed by the last Congress. Yesterday attachments were served against a lot of furniture belonging to a man named SHIELDS, who is a Captain in the rebel army, and who owns a number of houses and lots in Washington. This is to be a special case, and if the law is sustained, the Government will at once proceed to confiscate the property of every known rebel as fast as it may come within the jurisdiction of our arms.
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The Great Rebellion: Highly Important News from Western Virginia, Missouri and Kentucky – 2-3
Battle in Western Virginia: Disastrous Rout of the Rebels at Romney – 3
A Battle in Missouri: Occupation of Springfield by the National Forces – 3
The Great Naval Expedition: Temporary Delay at Hampton Roads – 3-4
Nevada Territory: Message of Gov. Nye – 4
Important from the Upper Potomac: Full Particulars of the Disaster of Monday – 4-7
Editorial: The Naval Expedition-Invasion of the Southern States – 7-8
Editorial: The Upper Potomac: Explanation of the Disaster – 8
Editorial: The Affair below New-Orleans-Our Navy Not up to the Mark – 8-9
Editorial: Western Virginia-The Rebels Abandoning the Contest – 9
A Secession Barometer – 9
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