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   Mexican Times (Newspaper) - May 27, 1867, Mexico, New Mexico                                A SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO MINERALOGY, AGRICULTURE, LITERATURE, COMMERCE AND POLITICS. Vol,. 4. MOVE STEADILY ON. Ci'i'YoF Mi'Xh'n, MON     Y, MAY 27, 3867. No. 9 Move steadily on. move .'teadily on, On in this world uf ours, W'  win ther'tis strewn Willi flowers ; In the suii.-hine btiglit, or in ihe peliing storm. If Deci-mber. or May. \Viili a bravr, true heart, an I a daring .lim, Mu�c r-teaOily on your way. Move s�ti-?��lily on, move stcayl ly on, On in litis wo lil l>t-|.-w, Whether it be o'er a   in mill,   r t-�11 lawn. Or jdoniriitg'mid ilt it*-s of mmw ; Whi tluT vmii friends prove; filse or true, Whether vmiVe sad cir �jav, Be sii'C ymi arc - iglu. then dare and do, M ive �-t.i-:ulily on your v.iy. Move steadily on, move steadily on ; Seccr sit iluwn ami sgh Over some rll ri-hed liiudiiiitrk fun'- ( her a rlinidy sky ; Theie is light, thcie's peace, there is lest alie.nl ; There're pleasures that ss st iv Move steadily on with a jinn, trut tread. Muve sti adily mi your w.iy. PARDONING THE  RE 15EL. BY martin a. i'.cttl i! tilld. l\Vi:ucn for Moor,**;. Kur=l Nuw Yorker. '  llii.- i-fli.-ll nhel.i'ii in lhe .Smell. I feai those wji-ked fa i a lies will hiinir th'm-eli'e-tu a i!i-jriaCe'ul end hv llieir ia-!i actions: iliui.rrh  1 In-[��-1  ihe.r threat wmil I   not ti in rf aiding in dotriyine the Union. Susan's patriot'-: heai! co� 11�I no longer receive If- h'tfe, and Willi a. i-oble sense of ituiv, idle hade him leave lier forever and ie.le.asc her timn her pruini�c id he his wife. The next day, tin- c irs lime Stmuel Kemieday to Ins South, -r:i home, and al-th -og'-l it. Wis ii m-v- re struggle, S isail Siroit ;.i f itg- t l.iui foever. Tune pa.-s"d  rapidly aw ty, hut no  tii] diuir� came of the   'rebel Kennedy ' .'n he Was Called, all I he.  was  soon   forget"-!!  1>V his rolleife ns-oClates.    Several calls f u v.i-luul-'ers had been  mad--,  many el   Si|-au'.-fiends aii'l   relatives w ".achiug iVuiisylvaui i. 1Y1 ar-| i-r ami lleaiei th-)' came t-� tilt; tM y uf liet-i l>ir, until ai las , they fen: co il'rmueil | l>v the army     .\-ii them patriot-* won r.il-� li-d .woiliiil the st irry li.miiei.    The  teiri. ! hie    tile which ctisu-.l  is  ftuiiii.u   |o ail. I and We Will u-it ill tempt to describe it   Fiom ! Ii;!i-!0,i t i hill-t'p.  from   valley  ;.i  vallfiy. the t ruble coufln t '"iig-'d wkIi leiri:ie ftirv, nil ii the UillCii arms Were viclnriou-,-emu-peid  g fit;  rilll|le.-s  invaders   to I  .:ifn-ioii, leavinir   the  de.id and j thai eory field. I: mediately after the b ittle. t'-.c pa'.rin  '] tic i.: iiihliairs of (j cilvshu. g and vi'.imlv ' ha.-rehed to toe reiel i.f the null'-riii"- too.i-: f.iinl-. wh  Weie Crowded iii o buns an I d..-| .-oil d dv-diiims, or lay in ill-.; li-dd uu.ih'e ), i I Cine for lliciii.-,elves. t'oieoei t aii|ii|l_' :}|;; j niiuiher w is Sll-an Mun ly, wh  in emnp.t-' ii V vi h scvelal id'iers Visit-d the field to � r.n.:e: W oil i,s-i tan e they might t i th  mi!' : f'er, rs Sum md .-he,|- in one p.irt oj' the j ti -Id were tilled W ill men Woo:;.led ill every [ emii'iev.ibic manlier, ly-ug upon the g �m-ii| I Win ii w is ii; I teue I hy their own Uf.-'-' id on I. 'in !..is miser..hie hisptil S-i-in [ ai 1 lh-r party directed their ^te^ls. I! n; j Wen- hod lied f^efher fii -|| I an I f i.\ l-'e i-, 1'ial iti.d   if ("onledi-iates  who Were lymsi apart fmm the rest Aiinmg tii-on e;'Mal preparaiiou mi the side of the i I dire, 1 applied to Htehmon-I, P- nsacola, anv ; ('onfederat -s, hut t-oit their eoimnaiidcrs ! a posed to them by their formi l.ible i necessary t> the defeune of the lower river; ; avs-.ilants ! hut none could be spared, the general itn- |    F.rragut's earliest report? refer rhielly to I pies-ion being t'ott New Orleans would not tile iraiis Hrt of the needf-il sup;.lies, and to j be atticked by the river ; and  I Wis there-I he-tep-t iken for Ciiiiyiip/liie larger sle.im j foe eoinpr lied to make llie best possible er< over ih � Inr.   Th ; d lliiuhies here en- i defence with the guns at my disposal. Twelve ! cm tired wer-gr-ater linn ha I been anli j-12 po inders w re sent to t'ort- Jacks �n awl-; above the v.tal point of action. It is enough ci;i.,te i, an-i it was oiily on tue St  of April I St Philip, together with a large additional j to say that the fifth day of bombardment that th- fiiirites weie completely hrouo-lii  qiaiit ty of p..wl-r: and being oonviuced    nd endurance went by in vain correspond nv.-r the u;.....le. wit i tin: rxcepii in of the ! that With t'te sfuns ofmf-rior calibre inouiM h in jest die ' Cdora lo,' wiie.h it was fnni I i ted llle.re wd could not hinder ?teamers fiom | impix^ibie to tow through the mini banks: � passing, unless rlny could be detained for however t,h-. was li^hlened.   The rest ha I i some time under lh^ fire of the works,  j then to he fully armed and dialed ; and in ' pn-h.d firward rapidly the construction of ram '31 manse?,' and a fire-raft flotilla) which had been prepared for co operation with the forts, were jealous alike of the interference they had at first met with from the generals, and of that to which they now w�-re subjected when transferred lo the rule of their professional brethren. It is not for us who inherit the memories of Wah-heren, to lean too hardly on the errors which divided the command ofihe Oiuifederates at this critical tin)-*, and kept the real chiefs at \. Orleans, twenty miles th I.I    ,,   ,-.   lr.     imiit      ill III' -I     HUH   l.'�.in-i| j     HtMl   lit   � the meanwhile t'i* whole squadron wis fit- | a r-ft wuieh ..fFer at a ro nplrt obstruction t d for the cmiiiiix coulliet, under onlers ti the. pssage of vess- Is. The forts had eighty fin Vii.usly prep.ired by the (1 tg ofli er W;t  ' g'lns tll.it eould be broug leuc ,1   |,1 dyi ig on by the (1 ig ufli er w;t .  g'i"S that eould be brought successively to ebibora.v cire. to m. it the vitrimi. cuinin- \ bear upon lh-^ river, were manned by gtr. g 'iicies ii! a battle f.i.ig it in the contracted ' ris :is uf well trained artillerists, affording .-"i.aee of a river's wi-llii The mere is-mnjr : a double relief to aaci gun. and commanded  i i-isti ii ;iioiis Wiis hy no means the liuKt of  by ofli -ers who had no superiors in any ser-I'tirr.igtii's cire for his coinm-iiid. liiii.iliii', 'vice. Undrrthe circumstances, although! perhaps u nous, iously. t'ie scrupulo.i.s in - I feared th a the li'gh water in the spring xit ty i.f i\ -Ison b-fure the battle of he N.Je. ( villi the accompanying drift, would cany he vi.-ite.l every vesr-ei uudi-r his fhi^, and i away the raft, yet every confidence was felt siiw th it tli- coupuaii ler personally coinpre ; that the river would remain closed until ii. nl-.1 hi  i;w,i sh ne in the wotk.    I has.  such ii ne as the iron-cl'd steamers could he ii. w >s en tided (a-> in- leiitiied rt;jio: f, Ii-iji aiUio-.rrh  1 li'j'e I  ihe.r llireatw.iu i-.ii.uiini ti. anything.  .-'ur-ati, my deai, we will not discu-s li-e mailer.     rep-ird  Samuel; - ''you  know I aur of Southern birth, and educated differently fiopi yourself. My sympathies are for j Was one bearing the uniform of a rebel Mt-niy native States, and now that they have j j.,,^ .,..,),, H|)|K.;ll,,,| nearly iiiaemdble to refO vrd to resent tlie wrongs wliijh Ji.ive ' " i-eeu heaped upon them hy the .North, ali-l throw ofl" ilie yoke whi-h lias so long been chafing them, I feel it my duty as well as my privilege to go at once and utTur my fit bie servires i  our cause.'' 'What! you do not mean to say that you intend to join in this fmdioh rebellion, do you 1"' eX' hnmed Siisun in sinpri-e. C rtah.ly, my dear, " replied Saniurl. ili.-oo . rs) to utilise such sog lesiiml-as the in_reuii.lv nf individuals offered. The. firs: of ii.e.-i: w is by th  engineer of the. ' It ell-m oid,' who propiH-:d tnal the sheet-cable, should he stopped u,i and il.iW.i the sides in t ! lint; of the eii�iui*>-t plan whic-i wis I 11'11e 11:11  Iy ado|.t.;d hy all the vessels. Then each Coinm iiider itMile b:s t>wu arriin-oe.i.i-ni.1 for p-evei.liiig the i-l'.ol hum p .111;-tiati.n; the boil-TS or iiiaidiiuiry. hy 1." im-hh.ck-, o.il, bigs oi' a.-hes, bigsot sail I. rln-.li.-^.liiia;.-, and, in fact, bv' every device iin i^'l lithe. Ttie biiiW.uk- w re lined w.tll h inioioei,s by some, by spiicter iietttng-in i.le with ropes by olueis. Some ruhoe.t r vessels over wi'h mild, lo make llieir li'ii^lied. lu March no heavy guns h-td jet been received, although stren-ious applications were. m.i le by ine to ge.i some from I'eiisaeobt, when that place wis abandoned. The general impre-sion of all those to whom I applied was, lliat the I truest guns should he p ace.I above New Orleans, not below; n*ili.�i!g!i I had notified the department on 'lie 111 id M.irca, that in my judginent the fleet only aw;i te I the arrival of the inortar- ence and appeals. Not only did Mitchell refuse to place the 'Louisiana' where her battery might be of use, bik ihe only immediate service remaining to be performed - the sending down of fire-ships in the night against Porter's fjeet-^was left undone^ the tugboats allotted for that duty being under repair. ' This does net excuse the negfect, says Duncan, 'as there were six boats oi the river (1 et available for this service, independent of those alluded to, and fire baiges were plentiful.' More plainly still d   erti themselves, anil unwilling to be governed by others, their almost total want of system, vigilance, and discipline, rendered them useless anil helpless, when the enemy finally dashed upon them suddenly in a dark night. [ regret very much that the department diil not think il advisable to grant my request to place some competent head in charge of these steamers.' The 23rd of April broke warm ami clear. 1 could  not di-grnce ihe Southern hio-nl which runs in my veins by remaining heie while my feih.w countrymen are ham i.g ho liberty ami for ju-tice. It will he liar.i to pari with ymi, Sti-ati. but I inujtdo mv dot), 'hat passed around him. A deep gash on ihe top uf his head showedilie passage of a fiitiriiient of shell, and in his leit side appeared t  be a severe giin.-hot wound. She was iihmit lo offer him a cup of water when he !-|owly opened h.s eyes mid looked at h-r a it.miieiit ; ihcn closing them again, miir muie i go.nettling iii an inaudiiblc tone. Su- .-an titterj-d a cry of surpii  ^"^u O.li.cai. s statement, ' pii.tod the chains, scait-red the schooners, a id mitieu-ithy aif-cied the ch uacter and effectiveness >.f the iafL as an obslrucliou.' For six long days did the garrisons of the elates hiotsel to hive heard, that of C-mi-iii uidei Porter was istene.l 10 .villi it deference Corres).o:idiiig to h s i.il|)jrl.inl charge and the reputation he had aireatly gamed rather that to his relative rank. In hi- lien- cral O-d.-r of the 2Uiit of Ajnil me ll .g of- . w .nl, siii Kennedy, c inhiuatiou o' iwo modes suagested by that and when th- .South has gained h.-r Hide- j ilis !,(.,.Ml->ii,i,. tl I1..11.I, i xchuuicd -"Oh my pendeiice, wiiii-h I think will not he a great ; i_f.,,! i su-aii. is it y.m ?'j piuir t "Air. Kennedy, do you w:int a drink of ! a;.le ami d.niug olli.er. The lorts were ai water | a I n-ks to he run paitlftss fire which Porter ; rained on them. Car-filly as the casemates �' h >d he. u cmstriicted, the 13-iuch shells in-i dieted serious damage, and disabled a ntim-I h-r of the defeeders' guns The unprotected ; barracks in th- fort were destroyed with all j htir contei.ts (including the spare ch-t'img ! most im|)iovhlently |>laced there) within the ! tiist twelve flours ofihis tremendous Oot.-' I iitrdmeut.   Tne CT trrison could make bu' while he, c, I will leturn to claim you as j ,-h--g.a.-pe.'l th-offered hand, and press-my inide. and take you lo my jdeas.tiu home , e,( it w.Ti:nly. A strange fc-li-.g cau-ed her in 01 i Viij-ima, to spend the re.-a of our j |,ea t t, |,t,,;t /iisu., ,!,.,*" Ujjl,.,i_ " \Vli.,t was day- in | e.c ati-l ha|.|iiue-s. " j j, 'i rtllt. s,rt.,y ro..,|.i ,,t |.,ve iiim n..w that "'Samuel  K-iiue-ly." t'Xciaimed  Susa n, J ||(, h-re the iii le ..I rebel M .j. ir,-but f.-.-m ill't time .-he could think of no one bur M . Kt'hnedy, allhu ijjh she tried heard to i'jt-g l him.  i a few day-, he was removed to a more C�-.:if .1 t.hle ho-pital. iful for maiiV loig W< ek- life liun^ no a hrili!.' thread Susan vi i'e I Iiim occa?ioiiB:iy, ami ihsjiile her e'-f ll-. to ll;-; Co rial), her mind Woil I wan .lei na- k to the time wh. n they weie. log -iher, h-viiig a ii 1 hajijiy ; and the sight 01 lint , jib-, forr..wttil lice, as he looked so p..::.- i.'h :tely on hei, seiVed in coiiLinually ii--ji her formi r love. Fiuelly he be-. auietiil ; and fire moutis ii'om the I i, which th v might be conveyed by a ,-h t j luW creek W.iich   turn-d  the  Ooulederali: ! m.-iiu whi ks.   Toe litit-T coild then be ef fo -tii.uly b. sieged, whiJ t the^ coinjd. teness j of the Federal prep.it aliniis, and ihe v g iin j and decision with which Farrag it ai toe j jiri.per moinenl w.nt to work, with the divi I-I ed cieces, having heei: ^t-ipped even of the latter 'at the urgent retpie.-t of the naval a;i lloriti-s,' "who w siles lo use this ;-art of the armament mi some g iii-hoais fitting for d- fense of the cnek-.   How this most serious mi-take uf i ot supjilynig piojier ordnance a. use fiom uii.ieuaiiiig the imupueiice of the ijcnger on the river side, upjiears (ilainly from Ueit- enii L tvell's Reports.   We quote his own Woni.-. at some length,: not only I'.ir this eml, h,.t to .-how how early in the Wai the Con federates naval authorities had turned their alteniioii in the u'-e ol'Tron-clai! vessels, of which two large specimens' intended both for ramming nml: carrying guns in sh-'l- prouf battel it;s, were b iog prepared at JX ;w Orleans.   (lajijiily for the success of the Union fleet, the mechanical means wuich their foes controlled were hy no mcanseqnnl to th. ir powers of conception. This deficiency pru'iured continual delay ; whilst the ieasiness of Fo.\ anil Farritgut w^s so far i eymitl that anticipated'by lhair (irofessional opoiieuis, thai the iion-elads (originally de- .-igneil for the 1st of FeUrihirv) were fumul ti'.piej.iireil for use when the Federal fleet, three mouths latter, burst its wa> through to the fated city. ri-hhtr to h-r feel and fixinj' her swf   blue j eye- -it-rnlv upon him, ' how .'are ymi ihink | tiial 1 will (-� n-'-tit to so. h a ihn g.    J/c -i ' triiiini'.-* wif  !   "S'o, .Si-rnuel, much as I love you J raiuiot think of iliai.   Jl _.ou win iu-s:-t On rai-ing vuur hand again?! our (i..v� eriiineiit, and in traiujiiiiig our starry ll .g : in ihe dust, v.i'i must never thing i.f _.y ; h.-ing your  wife, for I Will  never wed a j tiailm. | "Oh! Susan, you distract  me,:' cried Samuel taking her hand in his.       Do m.i : talk that Way.  my dear; vim certainly wi.l ' ^ in.I Hot lueiilv veur pmmise t" me. " j jr " If y- U Will leliu.jui.-ll this f.tolish notion lime he ;y.,s f .tiil.l in i In- old shed, he Wa I will i.i.t bieak it, ci-i tan ly ii'-t, " replied fciiSiti ; ubnt f you wid n-.i you mii^t forget tne, fo- I wll have lioihijiii to do Whh a riian who seeks t c destruction of ihrs Oo-veniiiieiit. "' I h.ve ynu almost to madness. Susan,'' said Sauiue!-" but I cannot lei that jneveiit me fiom doiiijr my tluty. Te. uimioW I .-tait idile lo W.tli; ahniil. He n..W Vl.-iietl oiisall at h-r h one, ami he sat hy her .-tde on the sola- In- -aiile uii which they sat three years lulore - he took her hand in his, and look-into he lovt. V lace, said ; "Susan, it is a long inn-.-iuce we sat lierc before. On! 1 will nevei forget he last visit 1 mad - you ami had I hceded yuiif ad- I r Hi. hmmul tu ttffvr my services lo my in- ! ViCt.^ [ would have been a happy man l'-d .y ili'tt-d cunt. \", mid   if yol  ai e lletein.l .e.l, | it -hall be mi. j can give you up, but ii wi.l h- a l.itier trnil fur me imleed. " " V.-ry well, sir, you can Ktve me. then, as soon as yon wi.-ji, 'or I have a duly to pei firm as Well as you," replied Susan,- "ami that dtjiy is to ke.|i myself from toe snr-ieiy 0t tin t.rs. Go, Mr. Kenned., if that is yunr ile.lermlnatiou, and forget me as si.un as jios-ible-and r-si assured that you ban no place in my iiirumiy. ' ' Oh ! my ilea; Susan, you drive me mad," cried .Samuel. l)o nut call me ymir tlear any more, if you ;|)lease, sir, "' exelajme.tl^usati ;''vfrooi what "I have ga'td you must he a Ware ihat I do not wih your company lmig-T. " 4" I Can h-ave you. but 1 CitU never forget yon, Susan, " said iSamuef, preparing to go. " I may return, if mv life is siiared, and perhaps ymi irnl forget your prejudices by that ij.ne.   (ioud-bye, nusaii.'? " Oootl-byc, tur," tejilietl Susan sciunf'lly. \Vheu lie' had gone, Sukair-�a;ik'Oh the sofa and burst into learri;-now that she fully realized U^nj, Samuel. Wasl:-^ife forever, a little more than one,yegr before ,be rame into the. place to attend culb'g;, �~nd a.stioug, at-arhmt-iit h'ail spnuig 'up tjerweeil them, wlncdi had lesnlted m an riigagemeut.   His Hut I Was hoi lieiided, and rolled hliinliy to my  ng- but 1 hope you will forgive me, ami geue.w the promise yon mole si) lung iiga,-for fynii will hut jiardou tl|e rebel lie will again be ha.'py.'' Susiiii ji'ared lier head on his bosom and win-ji. red "Yes, Samuel, you were a rebel, but I will cheet fully tj.trdon you. and renew my jirmnise to be yours firever." A f w months later tin; week1}' papers of Getty-bui jr chioul'cled ihe iiiarriage of Mis-Suisuii Moreley and Mr. Samuel Kennedy. Tlie Amciicno Wavy iai the KiStltc War. (From Iks Edinburgh Review.) (Fbi.m Official Doccmests.) - Coulyiuatiuu. - As yn.'i \\^yp expressed yourself perfectly father was ane of the we'aitliiesl iuendianis ! satisfied with ;he force given to you. and as cl Pelcrsbii'g. Vu., consequently he Was coii fcideieil quitWa desirable "fish to catch,'' and being a gentleman in every st use uf the i/.-rtlj as far as outward ajip-arances are c ui-cerueil, he fountl no difficulty in winning the affections of the nckmtwletlge.l belle uf ('eityoburg, lint at the outbreak of th- re bclljon, when Kennedy declared his mten- uiiuiy more jiowe'ful ves-els will be added before you can I'o.uimence o.ierations, the ilejuu tment and the country will reipiire^if you success.' Such success miuht have been all but im po>sin!e hail the Confederate rebi-lauce been as jie.fectly organised as at the time was believed. A. full knowledge of the truth-.uow ; feeble re-ponse, owing to the inferiority uf , range of most of their pieces; yet the gun-j ueis never fliuched. and the enormous ex-1 peuditure of Federal amrnuiiilion determined , F.irragut to hiirryon ihe endeavour to jiass i the bat:erics by main force in tho hours of I darkness. On tiie third nidii, under cover i of a furious fire, an expedition of two gun ! imais, under Oaptaiu  Bell, approaches the means of petatds. ' i'his duty,' says Ad niral Far-i-'gul, � was nut thorocghly perftirmed, in cimseijuHuee �f the failure to ignite the petards with the galvanic battery.' In fact, no officer of ih  American services hail at that time been trained to the use upon or under water of ihis powerful engine of de.-traction.* S.ill,' he contimis, St was a success, and, under the circumstances, a highly meritorious tine,' In fact the 'Itasca,' under Lieutenant G.tldwell, grappled one of the sohooners which that officer boarded at once, and detached from the chains whir-h had secured her to ihe barricade which was then laid open. His gunb iat w.is the only one seen hy the look-outs of Oiincan, whowiius:- 'A heavy lire Was ojieiied upon her, which caused ner to retire, but not until she had partially accoiujilisbed her jmrpose. The raft after this could not-be regarded as an obstructioi.' The following night the garrison were cheered by the descent from NV.w Orleans of one of t'ie two ir ui-clad rafts, the 'Louis i-iiis.' mounting.sixteen heavy .guns? By this time the inju.i s in their defences were very considerable, and. under h-r almost iinjireg liable cever ih y had liojied to make tlie necessary repairs. On conferring, however, with Captain Mitchell, a naval officer who now arrive I and assumed charge of all the steamers gathered fur lae defence, Duncan learnt that her motive jiower was incomplete and hat sti far from taking ihe offensive against the enemy, his cod.ijutor was bent on keejtiug her above the forts until ihe uh chai.ies had finished their labors.   :, In vain did' ihe General appeal to his chief at Nevif Orleans, ami the latter to Commodore Wmttle, the successor ol H-dlins aid sojierior uf CajitHi'i Mitchell. The Coin-midore's oriler� wer�- sent indeed to the tatter, but with the proviso to execii'e them only Sf in his judgment it was advisable;' und iii consequence Mitchell heltl to hishle-termi,iiai'n>n i.f keeping tho iron-clad for tl\e. present nut of fire. It.U fair to say that his vi w was supported"'by those of the naval officers under hi in. On the other hainl,' the ii.ival volunteers who chiefly manned the .-teamers (eight in number, besidrs th� small (I After the wir had actually eouuaen.-etl, sutmurine Ulastin" li.-ing carried 9,11 fur the iiuprovtrmcats of the \\ trbour uf New York hy a i^rcuirhin in, who elttimud rewur-t for his work as a present. Utneral Totten, ot the U. S. tiien.eers, under whom he wst employed, eatereil in^ecor-r..�|iyn leuco 011 th--subject with Sir Jthji ^rgoyne. and th-it learnt ih.t the so-calle.1 secret-the proauet of Parley's work uu the wreck �f the 'lloyal George'-had been in reeular use thirteen years befere by the Royal .Engineer* at Btrmuia. tana's' being baought into a position to aid at least by her battery in the defence, H s request Was refused, and when, somewhat later, he communicated the additional news that his suspicious were confirmed by tne enemy's b ials fixing white ll tgs in the line of their expected a.lvuiiee, lie learnt oniy from Milcuell's reply that the -L luisiaiia' would be ready by t/tenext evening. Before that ev njug hail arrived, the luckless; ironclad was prepared to be blown up by his own orders. Kept so caref illy out of harm's way as she had been, ihe only damage inflicted by Iter was that caused by the explosion to the gerrisou she had been built to aid ! The anxiety suffered by Duncan and his troops during the early part of the night was enhanced by an increase in the fire of the bomb-vessels which took place when the tl itkness closed, and by their ignorance of what the enemy was doing under cover of Porter's shelis ; for, as. on the previous uialit, the promised fire rafts were i|t)l floated down by the flotilla. Wan it was fha,i should be chaiged especially with this omission it is hard to say. Il is clear that Captain Mitchell, though invested nominally with the whole control of the river defence, was unable lo make his attthoiity felt by the naval volunteers, whose senior officer, Cajit, Stevenson, declared officially three days de-fore, in the name of his force, "it would not be governed by the regulations of the navy or command by naval officers.' At two o'clock on the morning of the 2-1'h, Farragut gave his pre-arrang d signal -two ordinary red lights, so as not to excite sjieci .1 notice-and the advance began in two columns. That on the right, under Captun Btiley (Fa ragut'ssecond), wasted by the gunboat -Cayuga,' which bore the flag. She was followed by the steam frigates. 'Pensacola' and 'Mississippi,'' and five other gunboats in succession. The left column, the the Admiral's own, was simiiiar in formation, but stronger by a Irigate, being led by his fleet-captain in the gunboat 'Jcotia,' which was followed by th� 'Hartford' (tlia flag-ship), two other fiigates, and five more gunboats. The divided counsels uf their up. ponents, the exhaustion of some, the insubordination of others, the incompleteness of their dcfencesl were all unknown to -he Federals; and how great wfas th,eir commander's anxiety as to the issue of his bold advance, and the prospect of passing the forts With a respectable force, is best shown by his own, General Order, sent round a short' time before ;- : ."' � " 'When,' in the opinion of the ftagsofHcer, the propitious time has arrived, tne signal will be made to weigh and advance to the conflict. If, in his opinion, at the time of arriving at ihe. resjiectivo post-ion's of ilia ''* different divisions uf the f\eet, w'ehave th� - -advantage, he will make the signal,f->r.close-action,, No. ti, aud abide the resuli-conquer or to be. coiiquere.d^T-.drop anchor; or' keep under weigh,-as iifhi^'opihiori'best,*'' At'half past three 'ttie- fleet'Va'jiprbaclieu' the banier, tho :bo.mh-vt--sse|is having:) also,. ... placed themselves so as to_ firejEVeely. uu.ihe.Y/ forts, and being"strenghtened for the nighty . by the. addition ' of^ the sailing corvette'  " Portsmou'li,' which was towed i(p within1 range of Fort Jackson, i Severely damaged  already, the Up.oui - jaye way to. ihe rush     -. the Ijeadiag gunboats, while at the fame moment the forts opened fire, and one of the most tearful scenes began which naval yt-. nals record. (7b be continued.)   

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