June 22, 1861
Our Own Correspondent]
Thursday night, June 20
noon today the troops on duty at this place were reviewed and inspected by Gen.
Bragg. They comprised eight companies of
the Fifth Georgia regiment, Lt. Col. Bell; the State Artillery (Continentals),
Capt. Homer, and the Autauga Cavalry, Capt. J. J. Cox, all under command of
Col. J. R. Jackson, of Georgia. The
troops looked magnificent. Hundreds of
ladies and gentlemen braved the sun and the dust to witness the pageant. Gen. Bragg was accompanied by Col. Gladden,
of the regulars, Assistant Adj. Gen. Ellis, Assistant Inspector Gen. Jas. E.
Slaughter, and Lt. Geo. G. Garner. The
General and staff dined with Mr. LeBaron; Col. Gladden
and Gen. McCoy with Col. Jackson.
Mobile spies spoken of yesterday, as having been arrested in the camp of the
Continentals, were all tried by a drum-head court martial, convicted, and
sentenced to some punishment. They have
left for home, via the Perdiso, where they ____
hunting and fishing for a few days.
steamer Niagara presented a beautiful spectacle last night. From her towering masts and rigging
innumerable lights of brilliant and gorgeous hues were displayed during the
entire evening—beacons, doubtless, to some wandering companion on the deep, as
this morning a newly arrived steamer lay close under the guns of Fort Pickens.
bank notes are plentiful as ever, and at ruinous discounts to holders. They stink in the nostrils of all honest
people—even the “rum mills” turn up their nose at them.
mortar batteries at the Navy Yard were at practice again this evening. Some beautiful shots were made at a target
anchored a mile distant. The long
wharves and front buildings were lined with spectators of the exciting scene.
Haydon’s Mobile and Pensacola Express arrived this
evening. It came through safe and full
by Sharon Strout]