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Sul -CLCecIU (Jobe. W.M. LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor A. TYHTJRST, Associate Editor. TE RIII S.—" Tut Oulur is published twice a week at $1.50 a year-75 cents for six mouths-50 cents for three mouths—in advance. HUNTINGDON, PA. Thursday afternoon, April 10, 1862 Our Flag Forever 000000 000 NOTICE. 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 the continent. 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 cident happened. 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 out. 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 deep. 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. DIED, This morning, in this place, about 3 o'clock, of diptheria, HARRY ASHER WESTBROOK, son of John and Annie Westbrook, aged between three and four years. 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. Acknowledgments. 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 acknowledged: 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 and pillow. Mrs. 13enjarnin States, sheet and money. 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 towels. Mrs. John Yandevantler, twelve Dandages. Mrs. Jos. Douglass, can of tomatoes. " William Walter, six chickens, two pillows and bandages. Mrs. Wilson Watson, bandages and handkerchiefs. Mrs. Mary Ward, tomatoes and 12 bandages. Mrs. Matilda Leabheart, dried ber ries. 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 bandages. Mrs. Andrew Clark, cakes. Miss Polly Shriner, bandages. PINEY RIDGE. Mrs. Peter Speck, jelly, dried fruit and bandages. 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. WAR NEWS. GLORIOUS NEWS. 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. SECOND DESPATCII 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 the rear. 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, Flay Officer. [THIRD DISPATCH.] FLAG STEAMER BENTON, OFF ISLAND No. 10.1 April Bth, 1862. TO HON. GIDEON WELLS, Secretary of the Navy: 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 Into commandant. 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 Island. 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, Later, 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 sick. 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 their excursion., 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 tory. Description of Island No. 10 STRENGTH OF Tux POSITION AND NUMBER MIMED 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 , '' the peninsula 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 wealthy farmers. 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 Total FROM NASHVILLE, TENN, Capture of 160,000 Pounds of Meat—:- Rebel Mail Direct from. Corinth. Cap tured Important Information Ob tained. ~ - 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 Hamburg. It was expected that they 'would bring on a battle on Friday or Satur day if their march was not impeded by rain. 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 EMI We have gained a•complete victory, and driven the enemy back within his fortifications. • General Hafleck also announced his departure for the field to-morrow morn ing. 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. WAR INTELLIGENCE. 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 Both Sides. UNITED STATES MILITARY TELECRAPII,I WAR DEPARTMENT 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 sides. 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 details given. 11. IV. lIALLECK, Major General. 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 mation. The following was received this evening : 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 are left. 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, Major General. 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 man. IL W. lIALLECK, Major General. To the Iron. EOWIN M. STANTON, See rotary of War.. F•R,OM WASHINGTON,- ANOTRER, GREAT VICTORY IN THE SOUTH-WEST, 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 • TOT.I,L,IIOUT•OP-TIE SEV - Erii'Y HEAVY 6IINS TAKEN:. All the, Rebel Steamboats:Left B4ina-; FURTHER PARTICULARS 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 a cannon .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 cavalry. 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 ments. 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. MEM Their •11 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_ _made another' stlmd. 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 officers. 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 eral others. 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 'nil advice§'re ceived• from Pittsburg Landing give the following particulars of• the late battle : 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 ous. 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 wounded. ' The killed, wounded anci missing are not less than five thousand. JaEr Another supply of the Old Franklin .4.lmainws just reeoived at Lewis' Book Store. COUNTERFEIT IJETECNRS, for sale regularly, at Lewis' Book Store.