The Charleston Courier of the 28th
ult. Contains the following paragraphs:
Company A, 3d Artillery, arrived at this
port yesterday morning in the steamer Gladiator, from Smithville, N.
C., on their way to Aransas Bay, Texas, under command of the following
officers: – Capt. Geo. Taylor, Commanding; Asst. Surgeon A. F. Sluter;
1t Lieut. Wm. Gilham; 2d Lieut. G. W. Ayres.
We understand that the steamer
Cincinnati, Capt. Smith, has been chartered to take the two companies,
a and I, of the 3d Regt. Artillery, to Aransas Bay, Texas.
Source: The Daily Picayune, September 3,
1845, p. 2, col. 2.
Naval. — The Norfolk papers mention
that orders were received there on the 24th ultimo changing
the destination of the frigate Congress from the Pacific to the Gulf
of Mexico. The Congress is to relieve the Potomac, now in a leaky
condition at Pensacola. This latter ship has been ordered to Norfolk,
and her crew is to be transferred to the frigate Columbia. Capt.
Stockton is to proceed to the Gulf of Mexico as soon as the Congress
is manned. The following officers have been ordered to this ship:
Commander, Samuel F. du Pont; Lieuts.,
Jno. W. Livingston, J. F. Schenck, R. L. Tilghman, W. S. Drayton, H.
Eld, W. Gwathmey; Master, V. R. Morgan; Surgeon, S. Moseley; Passed
Assistant Surgeon, John S. Whittle; Assistant Surgeon, Charles
A detachment of thirty marines, under
charge of Lieut. Kinsing, for the Congress, arrived at Norfolk from
Baltimore on the 24th.
The U. S. schooner Onkayhye, Lieut.
Com’t Sinclair, at Norfolk has received orders to sail immediately for
The U. S. ship Jamestown was at Madeira
July 5th – all well.
Military. — The Missouri Reporter of the
27th ultimo says that the 1st regiment of U. S.
Dragoons has arrived at Fort Leavenworth, and that it will probably be
ordered to Texas immediately.
The Norolk Herald informs us that the
battalion of Artillery ordered from Fort Monroe, to join the army in
Texas, consists of companies G, E, I and D – 250 rank and file.
The officers are — Brevet Major John
Monroe, Brevet Major Wm. W. Morris, Captain J. B. Scott, Assistant
Surgeon J. B. Wells; First Lieuts. R. Smead, E. Deas, J. C. Pemberton,
and E. Bradford; Second Lieuts. M. Lovell, E. Whiting, J. Gill, J. P.
Johnstone, and J. R. Reynolds.
All the officers attached to the
battalion, now absent on detached service, are ordered to join their
companies here or in Texas.
The barque Bachelor and Phenix (the
vessels chartered to take the troops to Texas) were expected to sail
on the 20th ult. Full parks of artillery will be carried
out with the battalion.
The patriotic citizens of St. Louis are
proceeding rapidly in raising regiments of volunteers, with a view of
offering their services to the Government, in the event of a war with
Mexico. On the 5th ult. The following companies assembled
for the election of officers for such a regiment: —
The Missouri Dragoons, a cavalry
company, commanded by Capt. Fischer.
The Fusiliers, commanded by Capt.
The Jackson Guards, commanded by Capt.
The Riflemen, commanded by Capt.
The Missouri Artillery, having two brass
cannon, commanded by Lieut. Anzerg.
Major Lewis V. Bogy was elected Colonel;
Capt. Frederick Welker was elected Lieutenant Colonel. The place of
Major was left open for the purpose of permitting the new companies
that will be raised to select that officers.
In addition to the above, the St. Louis
Republican contains the follows: —
We understand that is in contemplation
to get up other regiments of volunteers, if authority for that purpose
is given by the President. A regiment of border men and trappers, to
operate against New Mexico, is proposed by the gentleman, and
authority has been asked for this purpose. Another gentleman has
asked a similar authority; and in either case, so far as concerns the
raising of the men, and the performance of any duty imposed upon them,
they may be relied upon to meet the emergency.
It is also understood that Major W. S.
Stewart has signified to the Governor that the “Legion” is ready to
obey his commands, should any requisition be made upon him for troops
from this State.