Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
July 31, 1861
Washington, via Louisville,
Ky., July 25
Federal Pickets at Falls Church,
were drawn in on Wednesday morning.
War Department is engaged in effecting a thorough organization of the
army. The old system is to be
changed. Reliable officers will be
provided, subject to examination by a Board of officers, appointed by the War
young men, Bradleys, one a Theological student, have
been arrested at Alexandria, under the charge of
being spies from Manassas.
Federal Pickets have been withdrawn from two miles outside of Alexandria.
is reported throughout the North that Volunteers to the amount of eighty
thousand, have been accepted.
France and England are undoubtedly discussing
the American Blockade Question, with a view to making proposals.
N. Y. Herald says the memorable route has thrown the Government back upon the defences [sic] occupied three months ago, which will result
in their assuming the defensive before the fall of the year.
letters issued from the War Department since the defeat of the Federal army at Manassas, contain the
following:--“Your Regiment was accepted with the distinct understanding that
this Department will revoke the Commissions of all officers who prove
incompetent to command.”
correspondent of the N. Y. World says the Confederates are largely encamped
between Fairfax and Centreville.
Bartlett, of the 5th Mississippi Regiment, has been brought to Washington as a
Regiments of Indianians have returned to Indianapolis, and have
been mustered out of service. Three more
are on their way home.
N. Y. Tribune demands the resignation of the whole Cabinet upon the ground of incompetency.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]