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Thursday afternoon, April 10, 1862
Our Flag Forever
We have not the time nor the incli
nation, to dun personally, a largo num
ber of persons who have unsettled ac
counts upon our books of several years
standing. We shall, therefore, from
day to day, without respect to persons,
place into the hands of a Justice for
collection, all accounts of over two
years standing. All those who wish
to save expense, will do well to give
us a call immediately.
ANOTHER GREAT VICTORY!
It is reported by telegraph this af
ternoon, that Magruder has surrender
ed to General McClellan, at Yorktown,
his army of thirty-thousand men, and
that the Merrimac has been sunk by a
shot from the Union gun.
The Battle at Pittsburg Landing.
We delay our paper several hours
to-day, for the purpose of giving as
much of the details, as possible, of one
of the greatest and bloodiest battles
of modern days, fought at Pittsburg
Landing, Tenn., resulting in the com
plete rout of the enemy, who attacked
oar forces at daybreak on last Sunday
morning. Gen. Grant's forces were
attacked by the combined forces of
Gens. Beauregard and Johnston, and
after a most desperate and terrible
conflict, the rebels were compelled to
retreat. We fought against over
whelming odds the greater part of
Sunday, and were driven back several
times. Our Generals displayed great
bravery, and rode continuously along
the lines encouraging the men. The
battle lasted, without interruption, du
ring the entire day, and was again re
newed on Monday morning, and con
tinued undecided until four o'clock in
the afternoon, when the enemy com
menced to retreat towards Corinth,
pursued by a large force of our caval
ry. From eighteen to twenty thous
and Federals, and thirty-five to
forty thousand rebels are killed,
wounded and missing. Our loss in
officers is heavy. Gen. Albert Sydney
Johnston was killed, and Beauregard
had one of his arms shot off. It is one
of the greatest victories of the war,
and the hardest battle ever fought on
YESTERDAY was one of the roughest
days we have had this winter or spring.
A heavy snow storm visited us, which
lasted all day and a greater part of the
night. It was none of your one-horse
snows, either, for it came down so
thick and fast, that it almost blinded
those who were compelled to venture
out. On a fair measurement this
morning, we found that it was thirteen
inches deep. We suppose that nearly
two feet fell, as the roads were very
soft, and several inches must have
melted before it began to lay.
AFTER THE FIRE had been extin
guished this morning, the boys got to
squirting water on one another from
one of the engines, which led to a snow
ball fight, and from snow balls to a
stone fight, when foyer Stewart, a lit
tle son of J. Sewell Stewart, Esq., was
struck on the head with a stone, which
knocked him speechless, and for awhile
it was thought he was dead. We do
not know whether he was engaged in
the dangerous sport or not. We have
not learned the extent of his injuries,
or his condition since the hour the ac
A Feu, STOCK.-A full stock of 1862
styles of Tall Paper has just been
opened for inspection at Lewis' Book
Store. Those who intend to paper in
the spring would do well to make a
selection now. Prices to suit the times.
Also, a splendid article of window pa
pers of numerous styles.
IMPORTANT.-If the ladies, supposed
to be teachers, who purchased ta l e
books and award cards at Lewis' Book
Store, on Thursday the 3d inst., will
call again when convenient to be in
town, or write to us informing us of
their locality, they may hear of some
thing to their advantage, tf.
tar There will be preaching in the
German Rerprined Church, ofthi4 place,
pn next Sabbath morning at 10f o'clock.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS----new and im
proved styles—just received and for
sale at linurrs' Poolc. Store
gm. An assortment of Card Photo
graphs at Lewis' Book Store.
FIRE.About five o'clock this morn
ing our citizens were startled from their
peaceful slumbers, by,the cry of fire!
fire !! fire !!! On hearing the alarm,
we hastened down street, and soon
discovered that it was a building on
Alleghany street, for many years a
tavern-stand kept by our fellow-citizen,
Capt. John' Whittaker, and known as
the " Sorrel Horse," and latterly occu
pied by Mrs. Mary Foster, as a dwel
ling house, and by the B. T. H. H.
company as a warehouse, express office,
etc., etc. When we arrived on the
spot, but few of our citizens had reached
the scene of conflagration, which was
then confined in the basement story of
the part occupied by Mrs. Foster, as a
dwelling. The little " Juniata " was
brought to play on the fire, but the
flames spread so rapidly that very lit
tle check was made. The " Pheenix "
was then made to play on the fiery ele
ment, but could not be kept in motion
more than a minute at a time, and the
little effect the stream from that engine
had on the fire, tended only to madden
the flames and cause them to flash
with double fury and dart from timber
to timber, as if all pandemonium had
broke loose and the elements had been
sent to warn us of the filet, and to cele
brate their Bacchanalian feast on the
old building formerly known as the
" Sorrel Horse."
N After the usual amount of fuss and
no work always attending fires in this
place, (of course there are honorable
exceptions,) the entire building was
consumed. By careful watching and
a little water, the buildings on the op
posite side of the street were saved
from catching fire, by the heat from
the burning building, which was most
intense. The building occupied by the
B. T. It R Co., as a carpenter's shop,
which was separated from the burning
building by a ten foot alley, was 'on
fire several times, but on the applica
tion of a little water, was easily put
Another building, adjoining the car
penter shop, and occupied by Mr.
Maize and Dennis McCartey, both em
ployees of tho B. T. R. R. Co., was
thought to be in danger,,and all the
furniture was carried into the street,
but future events showed that their
fright had run away with their good
judgment, as the building was not
touched, and after th 2 excitement had
subsided and the fire was no longer
considered dangerous, to their chagrin,
they found all their furniture, in fact,
everything belonging to a well regula
ted household, lying topsy turvy all
over the street, in a sno•v about a foot
Mrs: Foster sustains the greatest
loss, unless it is the owners of the
building. She lust everything. Not a
single article was carried from her
apartments, she escaping in her night
clothes. All her wearing apparel,
which consisted of a large stock of the
very best, was devoured by the raging
element, and she was left without even
a dress to put on. She also had a large
quantity of the very best beds and bed
clothing, all entirely consumed. Her
loss is heavy.
The Railroad company succeeded in
removing all, or nearly all, the goods
in the warehouse and the express office.
Their loss is slight, excepting the
building. The Railroad company and
Mrs:Foster, are the only parties that
sustained any loss, that we know of.
It is not known exactly how the fire
originated. Mrs. Foster says she
smelt something like a rag burning all
afternoon yesterday, but could not
discover from whence the smell origi
nated, and nothing more was thought
of it until this morning, when, at an
early hour, she discovered and gave
the alarm of fire.
Had it not been for the deep snow
which fell yesterday, there is no telling
where or when the fire would have
been checked. The large quantity . of
snow protected the roofs of the houses
from being ignited by the sparks which
flew in ever: direction.
This morning, in this place, about 3
o'clock, of diptheria, HARRY ASHER
WESTBROOK, son of John and Annie
Westbrook, aged between three and
He took sick on last Friday, and
this morning he died. Poor little
Asher! He was a regular visitor to
our office, and, by his good behavior
and quiet deportment, bad won our
esteem and admiration. We will miss
him, because we had learned to expect
his coming, always with a smiling face
and some interesting prattle.
11CCONNELLSTOVIN, April 2, '62
Mn. EDITOR :—lf time and space in
your paper will allow, will you oblige
us by publishing the following names,
for the gratification of those that have
contributed for the use of the sick and
wounded in the army,----by this they
will know that their articles have been
Mrs. David Householder, dried fruit,
herbs, bandages, towels, buttons and
two pair of socks.
Mrs. Amos Mugabe'', dried fruit,
bandages, towels and 124 cents.
Mrs. John Hess, shirt and 25 cents.
q Alexander States, dried fruit
Mrs. 13enjarnin States, sheet and
Mrs. Abraham States, dried fruit,
bandages and one pair of socks.
bars. Eli2sa Simpson, tomatoes, ban
dages and papers.
Mrs. John Heffner, sr., pillow and
Mrs. John Yandevantler, twelve
Mrs. Jos. Douglass, can of tomatoes.
" William Walter, six chickens,
two pillows and bandages.
Mrs. Wilson Watson, bandages and
Mrs. Mary Ward, tomatoes and 12
Mrs. Matilda Leabheart, dried ber
Mrs. Phikas Green, towel and herbs.
" DanT6lProtzman, towels, toma
toes, rusks, 14 bandages, two boxes of
lint and hops.
Mrs. Israel Bumgardner, needles,
tomatoes and money.
Mrs. William Strickler, tomatoes and
Mrs. Andrew Clark, cakes.
Miss Polly Shriner, bandages.
Mrs. Peter Speck, jelly, dried fruit
Mrs. Jacob Lyinger, chickens.
Miss Emily Lyinger, dried apples,
bandages and money.
Miss Louisa Shafer, chicken, banda-
ges and 15 handkerchiefs.
8 shirts and 2 comfortables made by
tho ladies of MeConnellstown. 51 ets.
by the Sunday School.
ter The following secesh song was
sent to us from Winchester, by Sorgt.
Robert Stewart. Wo give place to it
in our columns as a curiosity and for
the gratification of our readers:—
TO MR. LINKHORN.
Oh ! honest Abe, you are a babe,
In Military glory ;
An arrant fool, a party tool,
A traitor and a tory.
Dictator now, and in a row,
A pulling of the trigger,
At all the South, with foaming mouth,
Decoying off the nigger.
You know it's so, at Fort, Monroe,
You put them all to labor;
Whom you declare are free as air,
Your equal and your neighbor.
Why treat 'ern so? 'tie wrong you know,
When Butler does'nt need 'um ;
Some future day, we know you any,
You'll give them all their freedom,
What is your plea, to set them free ?
They cost four thousand million ;
You cannot pay that debt you say,
You everlasting villian.
But you are boss, a mighty hose,
A enortin' in the stable ;
A racer too, a kangaroo,—
So whip us if you're able.
You proclamate, to us of late,
"The ports are' all blockaded ;"
" The forte retook," at Sandy nook,
And Charleston cannonaded,
That's your intent, as President,
A curious plan to save us;
But we'll be free, as you will see,
With Beauregard and Davis. -
" Old Mr. Link, what do you think,
About theso Southern cattle ?"
What horn'd you so whore'er you go,
And Aihippod you every battle.
Your 'ags you made, you would invade
Add whip the Old Dominion,
Butyou will fail and tuck your tail, .
Is Beauregard's opinion.
If Scutt and Wool, should at us pull,
Across the country level,
We'll meet 'em there, and fight 'em fair,
And thrash them like the devil
To Wool and Scott, we'll never squat,
But one thing you'll discover;
" That Wool will lly," and Scott will die,
Before he whips his Mother. (Vu.)
Keep on your shirt, " nobody hurt,"
With us you must not trifle;
Or you'll catch hell with shot and shell,
And the Kentucky rifle.
So good bye Abe, you are a babe,
In Military glory;
An arrant fool, a party tool, IP
A traitor and a tory.
SURRENDER OF ISLAND NO. 10.
Stars and Stripes Waving Over the Reb
el Works.—The Artillery, Baggage
and Supplies of the Rebels Captured—
The Rebel Batteries on the Tennessee
Shore Evacuated.—Large Quantities
of Munitions Expected to be Found,
NEW I I tRK, April B.—We have in
formation that Island No. 10 was sur
rendered at midnight last night, with
all the men, transports, &e.
STEAMER BENTON, OFF ISLAND No.lo,
April 7th, 3.25, A. M.
To Hon. GIDEON WELLES : .
Two officers have this instant board
ed us from Island No. 10, stating that
by order of their commanding officer,
they wore ordered to surrender Island
No. 10 to the commander. As these
officers knew nothing of the batteries
on the Tennessee shore, I have sent
Captain Phelps to ascertain something
on the subject.
General L'ope is now advancing from
New Madrid in strong force to attack
I am ready with the gunboats and
mortars to attack them in front,
Col. Buford is ready to co-operate,
but it seems as if the place is to be
surrendered without further defence.
[Signed] A. 11. FOOTE,
FLAG STEAMER BENTON, OFF ISLAND No. 10.1
April Bth, 1862.
TO HON. GIDEON WELLS, Secretary of
My telegraph three hours since in
forms the Department that Island No.
10 has surrendered to the gunboats.
Capt. Phelps bas this instant returned,
after having had an interview with the
I have requested Col. Buford, com
manding the troops, to proceed imme
diately, in company with two of the
gunboats and take possession of the
The batteries on the Tennessee shore
have been hastily evacuated where, we
shall find, no doubt, in tho morning,
large quantities of munitions of war.
I communicated immediately with
Gen. Pope, who has, under cover of
the two gunboats, which gallantly run
the blockade in a thunder storm cross
ed the river in force, and was ready, as
well as the guns and mortar boats with
Gen. Buford, to have made a simulta
neous attack on the rebels, had they
not so hastily evacuated the Tennessee
shore and surrendered Island No. 10.
A full report will be made as soon as
we can obtain possession of the land
batteries, and I am able to communi
cate with Gen. Pope.
[Signed] A. H. FOOTE,
Sr. Louts, April B.—Gen. Iraneck
has just telegraphed to the War De
partment that Island No. 1t was aban
doned by the enemy last night, leavini,,
all their artillery, baggage supplies and
The Operations of General Pope Be
low Island No. 10.
NEW MADRID,. April 7.—The gUn
boats Carondelet,and Pittsburgovhich
ran the blockade, of the river on Fri=
day and Sunday nights, were exposed
to all the rebel b4tteries, but nota shot
struck either boat. General Pope bee
succeeded in getting four steamers and
five barges by the channel cut through
the swamps from Phillip's Landing
above Island No. 10, This etraordi-
nary and herculean task was assigned
to Col. Bissell, ,tvith his regiment of
engineers and mechanics, and has been
well executed. It was essential to the
crushing of the enemy, and the cap
ture of the island. Yesterday the gun
boat Carondelet, Capt. Walker, ac
companied by Gen. Granger, Colonel
Smith, of the Forty-third Ohio, and
Capt. L.II. Marshall, ai I of Gen. Pope,
made a reconnoissance by order ,of
Gem Pepe to Tiptonville, the object
being to dravi the fire from the Masked
batteries of the enemy. A largo num
ber of batteries were discovered at or
near each point where our troops could
land, and there 'was a continuous fire
of heavy Tits allday. The Carondelet
attacked one battery on her way np
the river, and Lewis 11. Marshall, aid
to Gen. Pope, Accompanied by some
soldiers of the Twenty-seventh Illinois,
landed, spiked the guns, , broke the car
riages. and threw the rebel ammuni
tion into the river. All returned to
New Madrid in safety delighted with
This morning the gunboats Caron
delet and Pittsburg proceeded,by order,
to the point selected by Gen. Pope for
his forces to land, and, in two hours,
three batteries were silenced, and the
guns spiked. ,
At eleven o'lllock the first division
of four regiments of infantry, and one
battery of artillery, commanded by
General Paine, crossed the river, fol
lowed by Gen. Stanley's division, under
Gen. Granger. The whole crossed the
river in the face of the enemy, and pre
sented a splendid spectacle, reflecting
great credit on - General Popo, whose
energy and skill have been severely
taxed. He has triumphed, and within
the next forty-eight hours the fate of
Island No. 10 will be fully settled, and
another bright page added to our his
Description of Island No. 10
STRENGTH OF Tux POSITION AND NUMBER
The situation of Island No. 10 was
described as follows by the correspon
dent of the Chicago Post, writing upon
the 18th ult. :
The location of Island No. 10 seems
to be peculiarly fitted by natural ad
vantages as a place for long, if not
successful defence. The river sweeps
around a large bend which changes its
course in a direction almost exactly
the opposite from that in which it
makes its way for several miles above
the island. The upper portion of the
letter S is the readiest illustration
which suggests itself The fleet now
lies in the river a short distance above
the narrow peninsula, which, putting
out from the Kentucky shore, thus al
ters the course of the stream. For a
distance of nearly four miles above the
peninsula, the river flows in a direction
nearly southward, but, striking this
sudden impediment, turns towards the
northwest, which course it pursues a
distance of some ten miles, when it
again turns and " makes " southward
in a direction nearly parallel with that
above it, thus creatino , ''
referred to. It is at a point three
miles below the commencement of this
projection of land that Island No. 10 is
situated, being nearly in the centre of
the stream, with channels upon either
side sufficiently- largo toloadmit the
passage of the largest boats. The
heavy fortifications upon the island
therefore command both the Missouri
and Kentucky shores. But in addition
to these defbuces,the rebels have erected
batteries upon the upper side of the
peninsula three miles above, extending
to the island, and commanding the
river in its onward course to the latter.
The Kentucky and Tennessee State
line passes through the lower part of I
the peninsula, and but a short distance
below the foot of the island. New
Madrid is located at the extreme point
of the peninsula on the Missouri shore,
and ten miles distant from the fleet.—
The distance across the foot of the
peninsula, to a point opposite the fleet,
is not five miles, while twenty-five
miles must be traversed to reach the
same point in following the natural
course of the river. One battery is
also supposed to be located immediate
ly at the foot of the island. These,
with heavy guns placed along the riv
er bank a distance of five miles, and
all the batteries except one command
ing the fortification, we have assailed.
The Missouri shore of the river in this
vicinity consists principally of low, flat
laud, the greater portion of it over
flowed many months in the year for a
distance of fifteen miles back from the
stream. When New Madrid is reached
high land is found, thickly settled, and
comparatively well tilled.
In the midst of the peninsula'above
referred to, is located Reel Foot Lake,
a beautiful sheet ofwater, which should
be prominent ill history, for the reason
that on its shores reside the descend
ants of the immortal Davy Crockett.-- 1
With the exception of this, the ground
composing the entire peninsula is high,
and presents an undulating surface,
dotted with the homes of numerous
NUMBER OF TIEEIR GUNS
Of the enemy's strength on the island
we have as yet but little information.
We know, however, that they had sev
eral gunboats, two or three of which
were iron -clad, aud, according to their
own statements in the Nomph ispapers
when the siege commenced, their total
number of guns in position could not
have hem fewer than seventy, tints
Battery No. 1 - - - 7 guns.
Battery No. 2 - - - 8 guns.
Battery No. 3 - - - 4 guns
Battery No. 5 - - - 4 guns.
Battery No. 6 - - - 10 guns
One large battery (south side) 17 guns
One large battery (north side)/ 4 guns
Floating battery - - - 16 guns
- - 70 guns
FROM NASHVILLE, TENN,
Capture of 160,000 Pounds of Meat—:-
Rebel Mail Direct from. Corinth. Cap
tured Important Information Ob
~ - CINCINNATI, April B.—A special dis
patch to the Indianapolis Journal, da
ted Nashville, April 7th, says: Gen.
Dumont is .just now bringing in two
steamboats loiided with meat, weigh
ing 1.60,000 pounds,,eaptured by Col.
HazaM fifty miles' above here on the
Cumberland river. '
Yesterday. Colonel Duffield, at, Mur
freesboro', captured a mail direct from
Corinth with upwards of one hundred
and fifty letters, many containing val
uable information regarding the
strength and position of the enemy.'
Prom these letters, General.Dumont'
has learned that a number of spies are
at Nashville and Edgefield, and has
had them arrested.
ANOTHER GREAT VICTORY
Advance of Generals Beauregard and
Johnston—Attack on _Midland Grant's
Combined Forces—Beauregard Whip
ped—A Complete Victory Gained.
LOUISVILLE, April B.—The Nashville
Patriot of this morning, says: A gen
tleman who left the neighborhood of
the Confederate Army of the West last
Thursday, reports that' Beriiiregard
left Corinth on that day, with his com
mand, for Purdy, Tennessee, and Sid
ney Johnston left with 'a force on the
same day, for the same destination, Via
It was expected that they 'would
bring on a battle on Friday or Satur
day if their march was not impeded by
Sr. Louis, April B.—ln response, to a
serenade to-night, Gen. HaHeck said
that Beaurogard, with an immense ar
my, advanced from Corinth, and at
tacked the combined forces of Generals
Grant and Buell. "
The battle began at daybreak yes
terday, and continued till late in the
afternoon, with terrible loss on both
We have gained a•complete victory,
and driven the enemy back within his
General Hafleck also announced his
departure for the field to-morrow morn
Official adviecs from General Grant's
command say the enemy attacked our
forces at Pittsburg, Tenn., yesterday,
but were repulsed with heavy loss.
The particulars of the battle have
not yet been received.
CHICAGO, April B.—A private des
patch received in this city to-night,
from one of Gen. Grant's staff, says :
"We have fought and won the hardest
bottle ever fought on this continent:"
The despatch is dated Pittsburg
Landing, April G.
Operations of Gen. 31.eCtellan's Army.
—Preparations for Attacking York
town Goiny On.—From Island No.lo.
—Gen. Pope's Hovements.—A Desper
ate Battle at Pittsburg.—The Rebels
Defeated.—Gen. Grant in Close Pur
suit of the Fugitires.—Heary Loss on
UNITED STATES MILITARY TELECRAPII,I
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 8, 1862.
Affairs at Yorktown
The Secretary of War received a
letter this afternoon, from Gen. Wool,
stating that at 2 o'clock, P. M. yester
day, nothing'was doing at Yorktown,
except preparations for attacking the
fortifications; that the enemy's force
was reported at from 25,000 to 30,000,
and that at 2 o'clock, P. M. the Merri
mac, Yorktown, Jamestown, and four
tugs were lying at Craney Island.
A Severe Battle at Pittsburg Landing ---
An Overwhelming Force, of the Enemy
Repulsed.---Heavy Loss on Both Sides.
The following message was received
by the Secretary of War this evening :
On the 6th inst., the rebels, in over
whelming a timbers, attacked our forces
at Pittsburg Landing. The battle
lasted from morning until late - in the
afternoon, and resulted in the defeat of
the rebels, with heavy loss on both
Gren..Grant is following up the enemy
Gen. Buell has arrived in Tennessee
Two divisions of his army were in
the battle at Pittsburg Landing.
The enemy attacked our works at
Pittsburg, Tennessee, yesterday, but
were repulsed with heavy loss. No
11. IV. lIALLECK,
To Hon. EDWIN M. STANTON, SOM.
tary of War.
General Pope's Operations.
General Pope is scouring the coun
try around Island No. 10, and so far
has captured General Makall and staff
and 2,000 men.
The above is not from an official
source, but is deemed authentic, and
corresponds with the expectations
formed upon the previous official infor
The following was received this
MERRY WATER LANDINO, April 8, '62.
SIR: Gen. Paine's divisiorrmarched
forward to Tiptonville last night, and
captured Gen. Makall, formerly an ad
jutant general of the' United States,
his staff, and about 2,000 prisoners
from Arkansas and Louisiana, a large
quantity of stores, ammunition, and
other property. Gon. Pope's move
ments have been a complete success.
We movein the direction of Island No.
10 in a few minutes to capture all that
Brigadier G oneral W. M. Mal,all, late
of the United States Adjutant General's
Department, and 2,000 of the rebel
forces, have surrendered to Gen. Pope,
and it is expected that many more will
be captured to-day.
Immense quantities of artillery and
supplies have fallen into our hands.
11. W. lIALLECK,
To lion. B. AT, STANTON, Sec. of War.
D} S 1
Sr. Louis, April B.—Gen. Pope has
captured three generals, 6,000 prisoners
of war, 100 siege pieces, and several
field batteries, with immense uanti
tics of small arms, tents, wagons, hor
ses, and provisions.
Our victory is complete and over
whelming. We have not lost a single
IL W. lIALLECK,
To the Iron. EOWIN M. STANTON, See
rotary of War..
ANOTRER, GREAT VICTORY IN
Federal Loss from Eighteen to Twenty
Thousand in Killed, Wounded & Missing
Federal Loss in Offi6ePs Heavi.
From Thirty ; ,to Thirty-fivel Thousand
Rebels Killed and. Wouinded
The Rebel General Sydney Johnston
geni.Eleauregard'i Arm,-Shot Off
SEV - Erii'Y HEAVY 6IINS TAKEN:.
All the, Rebel Steamboats:Left B4ina-;
NEW YORK, April 9.—The special
dispatches to the. Herald
. give many
particulars of the terrible conflict at
Pittsbm7 Landing. The Rebel Gen.
Albert Sydney Johnston was killed by
.1)4, and, Gen. Beauregard
had an'ArM 'shot off. - From eighteen
to tWenty thoTiand of 'The United
States; forces,, and from thirty-five to
forty thousand Rebels, either killed,
wounded or missing. Our loss in offi
cers is very heavy, but it is'imposSible
at present to procure their names. ,
7 - Gep 'Pre)) tios, se verg f hundred
of our men, were taken prisoners on
Sunday. , • , •
[1 I.T R.]
PITTSBURG LANDpio, via Fort Hen
ry, April 9, 3. 20 A.M.—One of the
greatest and bloodiest battles of mod
ern days has just closed, resulting in
the complete rout of the enemy, who
attacked us at daybreak on Sunday
morning. The battle`lasted: without
interruption during the entire day, and
was again resumed on MOnday morn
ing and continued until 4 o'clock in the
afternoon when the enemy commenced
to retreat, and arwstill flying towards
Corinth pursued by a large force of our
The slaughter on both sides, have
been immense. We have lost in killed,
wounded and missing, from 18,000 to
20,000, and that of the enemy is esti
mated at from 35,000 to 40,000.
The fight was brought on by 300 'of
the 25th Missouri regiment, of Genei•al
Prentiss' division, attacking the ad
vance guard of the rebels, which they
supposed to he the pickets of the ene
my. The rebels immediately advanced
on Gen. Prentiss' division on the loft
wing, pouring -volley after volley- of
musketry, and riddling our camp with
grape, cannister and shell. Our forces
soon formed into line and returned the
fire vigorously, and, by the time wo
were prepared to receive them, they
had turned their heaviest fire on the
left centre, Gon. Sherman's division,
and drove our men back from their
camps, and bringing up a fresh force,
opened fire on our left wing. Gen. Me-
Clernand's division. This fire was re
turned with terrible effect and deter
mined spirit by both the inflintry and
artillery. along flo whole line—a dis
tance of over - font.. iniles. - Getn•lfurl
burt's division was thrown-forward to
support the centreovhen a desperate
struggle ensued. 'The rebels were
driven back with terrible 'slaughter.
but they soon rallied and drove back
our men in turn. • •
From about 9—o'clock until night
closed, there was_ no determination of
the result of the struggle. The rebciS
exhibited remarkable good generalship.
At times engaging the left, with appa
rently their whole strength, they would
suddenly open a terrible and destruc
tive fire on the right or centre. Even
our heaviest and most destructiVe fire
upon the enemy did not appear to dis
courage their solid columns.
The fire of Major Taylor's Chicago
artillery raked them down in scores,
but the smoke no sooner dispersed
than the breach was again filled. , The
most desperate fighting took place late
in the afternoon. Gen. Buck's forces
had by this time arrived on the oppo
site side of the river, and another por
tion was coining up the river from Sa
vannah. At five o clock the rebelihad
forced our left wing back so as to oc
cupy fully two-thirds . of our camp, and
were fighting in their efforts to drive
us into the river, and at the same time
heavily engaged our right. Up to
this time welntd received no reinforce
General LaW Wallace filling to come
to oar support until trio "day was over,
having taken the wrong road from
Cramp's Landing, and being without
other transports than those used for
the Quarter Master and Commissary
stores, which were too heavily laden
to bring any considerable number' of
Gen. Buelfs forces across the river, the
boats that were here having been sent
to bring up the troops from Savannah;
we were therefore contending against
considerable odds, our forces not ex
ceeding 88,000 men, while that of the
enemy- was upwards of 60,000. Our
condition at this moment was exceed
ingly critical, large numbers of our
men were panic struck, and others
worn out by hard fighting, with the
average per ceutage of skulkers, had
straggled towards the river and could
not be rallied.
Gen. Grant and staff, who had been
seen recklessly riding along the lines
the entire day, amid an increasing
storm of grape and shell, now rode
from the right to the left, inciting our
men to stand firm until the reinforce
ments could cross the river. Oolonel
Webster, the chief of the staff, imme
diately got into position the heaviest
pieces of artillery, frowning on the en
emy's right, while a ltyge number of
batteries were planted along the entire
line, from the river bank northwest,
to our extreme right, some two and a
half miles distant. About an hour be
fore dusk a general cannonading was
opened upon the enemy from along
our Whole line, with a perpetual crack '
of musketry. For a s, abort time the
rebels replied with visa' and effect,
but their return shots ,glreW less fre
quent and destructive, while OrNS'greW
more rapid and terrible.
The gunboats Lexington and Tykri
which lay a short distance off, kept
raining shell on the rebel train. This,
last effort was too much for the ene
my, and ere dusk the firing had nearly
ceased, when night coming on the com
batants rested. Our men rested on
their arms in the position they had. at
the close of the night, until the forces
under Major General Wallace arrived
and took a position on the right, and
Gen. Buell's forces from the opposite
side, and 'the Savannah now being
conveyed to the battle ground. Geu.
Nelson's division was ordered to form
on the right, and the forces under
Gen. Crittenden were ordered to, his
support early in the morning. General
Buell having arrived the ball was open
ed at daylight .by Gen. Nelson's divi
sion on the left, and Maj. Gen. Wallace
on the right.
Gen. Nelson's force: opened a. most
galling fire on the rebels,',and advan
ced rapidly as they fell back. The fire
soon became general along' the whole
line, and began to tell with terrible ef
fect on the rebels.. Genre ,McClerriatid:,.
Sherman 'and 14trlburt's men, thmighl
terribly jaded from the previous day's
fighting, still maintained their honors
won at Donelson, but, theresistanee of
the 'rebels was :terriblg and worthy, a
better cause ;but-they were not, enough
for our undaunte&bravery, and the
drefidful desolation produced by our
artillery,. which swept their army like
chaff: But knowing that defeat here
would.bo,the death blow to their hopes,
their Generals still urged them (win
the lime of destruction ) hoping by flank
ing us to 'turn 'the' thle Of battle.
s ceess Was for a tithe cheer- .
ing, 'as they began to - gain:ground On'
us, appearing to 'have,been reinforced.
But our left, under Gert.'NelSon, was
driving them back-with wonderful ra
pidity, and at lifo'clock Gen. Edell's'
forces had suceeded in flanking:them,
and capturing their batteries of—artil
lery. They, - IJowever, again rallied on
the left an re-crossed, and the_ right
fOre - dtl Thohisciveirforwitid in abother
d'ospirate effort -lint reinforcements
ikon Gen. ,Irood :and :Gen.
coining in, regiment after regiment,
were sent to Gen. Buell, who had again
commenced to drixe.the., rebels
Abotit;3o'elock ,P.'mJien. Grant rode
to the left, where - fresh'reinients bad
been ordered, and fiudingile,Abels to
be wavering,. he sent aportion of his
bodyguard to thd - hehd of - each of the
five regiments, and then ordered' a
charge across the field, himself lead
ing. The cannon brills were fidlinglike
hail around him. The men followed
with a shout that sounded above the
roar and din of the artillery=, and the
rebels fled in dismay and never_
Gen. Buell followed.the retreating
rebels, driving them in splendid style,
and 'at half past five p. rrr., the whole
rebel army was in full retreat to Cor
inth with our cavalry in hot pursuit.
We have taken a large amount of ar
tillery and also a number of prisoners.
We lost a number of prisoners yester
day, among them is Gen. Prentiss.
The number has not been_ aseertainea -
yet, but is reported at several hundred.
Gen. Prentiss is reported wounded.
Among the killed on the rebel side
is the General-in-Chief, Gen, Albert
Sydney Jonston, by a cannon ball, on
the afternoon of Sunday. Of this there
is no - doubt, as it is corroborated by
several rebel officers taken to-day:'
is further reportedtluat Beaure,gard had
his arm shot off, this, afternoon. Gen.
Bragg, BreckinridgeandJackSon wore
commanding the rebel forces. There
never has been a parallel to the gal
lantry and bearing of our officers from
the commanding general to the lowest
Gen. Grant and, his staff were on'the
field. riding along the line in the thick--
esta the enemy's fire during the en
tire two days, all sleeping on the
ground on Sunday night, during a
heavy rain. On several occasions Gen.
Grant got within the range of the ene
my's guns, and was discovered and fired
upon. Lieut. Col: McPherson had his
horse shot from under him when along
side of Gen. Grant. Capt.lCarson• was
between Gen. Grant and your corres
pondent when a cannon ball took off
his head and killed and wounded sev
Gen. Sherman had two liorses
under him, dad Geh.',sl'Clernand shared
like dangers; also, Gen. Iturlb,urt, each
receiving bullet holes through their
clothes. General Buell remained with
his troops during the entire day., and
with Gen. Crittenden and Gen. Nelson
rode continually, along the lines cpeour,
aging -their inetil ,
[STI LL LATER.]
CAIRO, - A
ceived• from Pittsburg Landing give
the following particulars of• the late
The rebels attacked the U.S. troops
at 4 o'clock on Sandiiy morning. The
brigades of Generals Sherman and
Prentiss, being the first engaged, tho ,
attack was successful, and our entire'
force was driven back to the 'river,
when the advance of the enemy was
checked by th'e firs of our gunboats.
Our force was increased by the ar
rival of Gen. Grant, with - troops:from
Savannah, and were inspirited by tl
report of the arrival of two divisions
from Gen. Buell's army. Our loss this
clay was heavy, besides the killed as
wounded, and embraced our camp
equipage and thirty-six field pieces.
The next morning our forces, now
amounting to eighty thousand men,
opened the offensive, and by 29'ehick
we had retaken our camp equipage
and batteries, together with some forty
of '- . the rebel guns, and a number qf
prisoners. Soon after the enemy was
in full retreat, pursued by our victori
ous forces.- The eashalties'iire numer
Gen. Grant is wounded in the ankle
slightly; Gen. W. 11. L. Wallace, kill
ed; Gen. Smith, severely wounded;
Col. Hall, Sixteenth Illinois, killed;
Colonels Logan, Thirty-second Illinois,
and Davis, Fifty-first Illinois, wound ;
ed severely; Major Hunter, Thirty:
second Illinois, killed; Col. Peabody,
Twenty-fifth Wisconsin, is alsoscvdtely
' The killed, wounded anci missing are
not less than five thousand.
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