July 3, 1861
Letter from Pensacola
Our Own Correspondent]
PENSACOLA, Monday night,
is the first day of July, and armistice that commenced with hostilities, still
continues. Verily, as the old woman
said, “We’ll have a war, but a peaceable war!”
citizens of this place, old and young, have organized themselves into three
military companies, and armed with rifles, muskets and shotguns. They are to choose officers to-morrow.—Pensacola has thus far
formed six companies, two of which are on active duty in the field.
has been no addition to the fleet to-day, save the arrival of two transport
schooners, probably from Key West,
with fresh provisions.
free colored people of this place, to the number of thirty-six, have tendered
their services for the defense of the city, and voluntarily taken the oath of
allegiance. I understand they are to be
furnished the necessary arms, and that a more loyal corps is not to be found in
the Confederacy’s limits.
learn, with deep regret, that Capt. James Abercrombie, who for twenty years
in the Congress of the United
States, is lying dangerously ill of typhoid
fever, at the residence of his son, a short distance from this city.
Wade, and several other officers of the Mississippi Regiments, were in the city
to-day. They bring no news from down
ANGELIQUE M. CADOLF, a young and beautiful maiden, a native of Pensacola, and
distinguished for her piety and learning, died this morning.
continentals were out again this evening, with their light battery, practicing
at the “bull’s eye.” One of them knocked
the old fellow’s spectacles off. Bully, for that
Calvin Sayre, of the marine corps, and naval commander of the steamer Time, is
ashore to-day. He is one of the most
energetic and popular officers in the service.