The Waynesburg messenger. (Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa.) 1849-1901, April 16, 1862, Image 2

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WASHINGTON, April 7.—The follow
ing communication has been forward
ed to the Navy Department by Com
mander Rowan ;
Washington, N. C., March 26, '62.
Six : In obedience to your orders
of the 20th instant, I proceeded to
this place, arriving at the obstruc
tions, about five miles below, on the
morning of the 21st. The naval col
umn consisted of this vessel, the Del
eware, Lieut. Commanding Quacken
bush, and the Commodore Perry,
Lieut. Commanding Flusser. We
were accompanied to the obstructions
by the steamer Admiral, an army
transport, with eight companies of
the 24th regiment of Massachusetts
volunteers, Colonel Stevens, and a
small tug boat. We met with no
resistance, the batteries having been
Abandoned and their armament re
moved by blasting and other process
es. We soon forced a channel
through the piles, though they had
been driven very deep, in triple rows,
and cut off three feet below the sur
face. At eleven o'clock last night,
we arrived abreast of the town, the
Delaware bringing from the transport
the fired officers, two companies of
troops and the regimental band.—
The authorities, with many of the
.citizens, met us on the wharf, where
J. briefly explained to them the ob
ject of our visit.
The military then formed, and we
to the Court House, where,
with all the •ceremonies, we hoisted
the flag of the Union. The troops
'returned to the Delaware with un
broken front.
I found ' on further consultation
with the authorities on whona made
my demand for the restoration of the
Hatteras Light property, that under
lying an apparent acquiescence of
the people of the town and neighbor
hood in permitting the building of
gunboats and. the construction of
batteries to repel the approach of the
Union forces, was a deep-rooted .af
fection for the old Union, and not a
little animosity for its enemies. The
latter elenient not being diminished
by the importation of troops from a
distant State. Tbp result of this
state of affairs was to be anticipated,
the abandonment of its defences by
the troops , followed by the destruc
tion of what remained of rebel prop
erty by the people. The launched
'gunboat had been towed several
miles up the river,
loaded with tur
pentine, and fired on the night of
our arrival. A few hundred bushels
of meal and corn, left in the commis
sary stores, was distributed to the
peer by my orders. The most valua
ble part of the Hatteras Light prop
erty, the lenses , have been taken to
Tarborough. I have hopes of their
recovery through the instrumental
ity of the people of Washington.—
'The rest of the property is secure
with the channel buoys and moor
In addition to the batteries on the
other side of the obstructions, the
enemy bad thrown up breast works
east of the town extending half a
mile. They had also fortified their
camps, which commanded the high
road. A sketch of the river, from
`the obstructions to the bridge above
the town, enclosed; it includes all
the fortifications. The woods and
swamps in tall and Hyde county are
represented as being alive with refu
gees from the draft. Many of them
encouraged by our presence came in.
They are deep and bitter in their de
nunciations of the secession heresy,
and promise a regiment if called to
aid in the restoration of the flag. I
am, very respectfully, your obedient
servant, A. Milainta,
Lieutenant Commanding.
box Fortress Monroe—The Merrimac--
Adsloes from Yorktown.
BALTIMORE, April 9th.—The Old Point
boat has arrived. She left at eight o'clock
last evening.
Our letter says that the rebel steamer
Nerrimac is confidently expected, with
several other gunboats, on the first favora
ble day.
The weather is cold and foggy, with
northwest winds.
The latest from Yorktown, by telegraph
to-day, is that everything is progressing
.aatisfactorily, but that a battle is not ex
pected within a day or two.
An order has been issued from this De
partment announcing that Capt. Wm. D.
Whipple, Assistant Adjutant General, has
been appointed by the President an addi
tional Aid-de-Camp to General Wool,
with the, rank of Lieutenant Colonel.—
Jientenant Colonel Whipple will continue
to perform the duties of Assistant Adju
tant General in Chief of the staff of Gen.
Wool, which office he has filled with
great ability and success since September
BALTIMORE, April 9th.—The Fortress
Monroe correspondent of the American says
that the storm which commenced on the
afternoon of Monday and continued
lhrfloughout yesterday, doubtless prevented
the Merrimac from coming out as she in
tended. She is now looked for confidently
as soon as the weather permits.
A person who was on board the steamer
Rwacocus when she went up with a flag of
truce on Monday, says that the Merrimac
was then lying off Craney Island. The
Yorktown, Jamestown, Teaser and four
mall tugs were in company with her—all
under steam. No particular change in
the appearance of the Merrimac from that
presented when she was here before was
policed. It was the impression of those
on board the Rancocus that the whole
fleet was on the way down when the flag
of truce appeared.
The storm must have been severely felt
in the army now advancing up the Penh:k
ola, deprived, as tbey_are, to a great ex
tent, of the shelter of tents, and compelled
se constant watchfulness in the face of the
enemy. The roads, none too good before,
Teal IfiQW be brought to a horrible condi
tion, and the public must not be impatient
in expecting early results in this direc
We have whir reports here as to the
of relp en the Peninsula, the
. . character of the fortifications,
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No. 10.
patch to the Trme, dated Cairo,
sth, says that a teamster, who has
just returned from Commerce, says
that S. J. Rethen, one ofJef. Thomp
son's Colonels, is in the swamps back
of that place with a squadron of cav
alry, estimated at 200 men and fears
are entertained that the Union men in
that vicinity will be subject to fresh
persecutions, and the report is cur
rent to-night that Jeff Thompson
has assembled a force of considera
ble strength at Alcomb's Island,
twelve miles west of New Madrid.--
His. position is represented by the
rebels as very strong.
A special dispatch to tl* Post, from
Cairo, says that Daniel Wright,
formerly a sailor at Oswego, arrived
there to-day, having deserted from
Gen. Beauregard's army a week
since. He says there were about 60,-
000 troops at Corinth, but no heavy
guns around the works. One regi
ment was under arrest, being rebel
lious. Their army presented a state
bordering on . insubordination. Our
informant thinks there will be a
stampede, if attacked.
A special dispatch to the Chicago
Times, dated New Madrid, sth inst.,
says that the gunboat Carondolet ar
rived there last night, having run
the rebel blockade at Island No. 10
without damage. She had in tow,
on the side exposed to the batteries,
a barge loaded with hay, to proteot
her. The night was intensely dark
and stormy. She passed the first bat
tery before being discovered.
The second fired on her as soon as
its guns could be brought to bear,
but owing to the darkness and the
speed with which she moved, the fire
was totally harmless.
A third battery also continued its
fire, but not a shot struck the boat.—
She passed the fourth and fifth bat
teries with the same fortunate result.
Fifty-three shots were fired at her.
Three miles below the Island the
rebel. floating battery opened on her ;
and continued firing until the Caron
dolet was out of range. All through
the passage a continuous fire of mus
ketry was kept up from the shore,
and many bullets struck the boat,
but all hands being below, nobody
was hurt.
Th 2 Carondolet did not discharge
gun during the passage. She
passed the last battery within an
hour after leaving the fleet.
A telegram from the Island, at six
o'clock last evening, says that very
heavy firing was heard in the direct
ion of New Madrid. It is thought
the Carondelet was engaged with
some of the rebel gunboats. From
one to eight o'clock heavy reports
were heard every minute.
The escape of the Carondolet from
injury, in running the blockade is
attributed to the fact that she hug
ged the shore of the Island so closely
that it was nearly impossible fer the
rebels to depress their guns sufficient
ly to hit her. There is great rejoic
ing throughout the fleet at this sig
nal success,
Surrender of Island No. 10.
NEW MADRID, April B.—The gunboat
Carondelet ran the blockade at Island No.
10, on Friday night, and the gunboat Pitts—
burgh on Sunday night.. All the batteries
of the enemy opened fire, but not a shot
struck either boat.
Gen. Pope has succeeded in getting four
steamers and five barges by the channel
cut through the swamps from Phillips'
Landing, above Island No. 10. This ex
traordinary and herculean task was as—
signed to Col. Russell with his regiment of
engineers and mechanics, and has been
well executed. It was essential to the
crushing of the enemy, and the capture of
the Island.
Yesterday the gunboat Carondelet, Cap
tain Walker, accompanied by Gen. Gran
ger, Col. Smith, of the 43d Ohio, and Capt.
L. H. Marshall, aid to Gen. Pope, made a
reconnoissance, by order of Gen. Pope, to
Tiptonville, the object being to draw the
fire from the masked batteries of the ene—
my. A large number ofbatteries were dis—
covered at or near each point where troops
could land, and there was a continual fire
of heavy guns all day. The Carondelet
attacked one battery on her way up the
river, and Lewis H. Marshall, aid to Gen.
Pope, accompanied by some soldiers of the
27th Illinois, landed, spiked the guns, broke
the carriages, and threw the rebels' am—
munition into the river.
Thin morning the gunboats Caronde]et
and Pittsburgh proceeded by order to the
point selected by General Pope for his
forces to land, and in two hours three
batteries were silenced and the guns spi—
At eleven o'clock the first division of
four regiments of infantry and one battery
of artillery, commanded by Gen. Paine,
crossed the river, followed by Gen. Stan—
ley's division under Gen. Granger. The
whole force crossing the river in the lace
of the enemy was a magnificent specta—
cle, and reflects great credit upon General
Cniceno, April Bth.—The Alps arrived
at Cairo this morning, bringing Second
Master Lord of the gunboat Benton, with
dispatches from Commodore Foote an—
nouncing the surrender to him, at mid—
night, of the entire position, men, guns
and transports. The number of the pris—
oners was not yet known, nor the amount
of ordnance stores which was captured.
Captures at Island No. Ten.
Three Generals, 6,000 Prisoners, 100
Siege Guns, &o.
ST. Loris, April B.—General Pope has
captured three Generals, six thousand pris—
oners, one hundred siege pieces, several
field batteries, immense quantities of
small arms, tents, wagons, horses and
provisions. We have not lost a single
The at. Johns Harbor Blockaded with; oe--
Vessels Crushed.
ST. Joys, N. F., April 4.—The
coast is still completely jammed with
ice. Many foreign vessels are close
by, but found it impossible to get in,
and it is understood that the crews
in some of them are ins starving
aanditictn• Aballt fifteen vailk
spas hos been ornelted by_th4r •
The *Amer for Seetientl bee- not
et been able to sail, iteatag'to the
Ow of the Bloodiet Battles of Mod
' era Times I
Gen Beauregard Wounded !
OWL LOSS 18,000 WO 20,000 I
REBEL LOSS 35,000 TO 40,000 ! !
Brig. Gen. Wallace, Cols. Pegram,
Ellis, and II a,J. Goddard Killed.
&c., &c., &c
Henry, April 9th 3:20 a. m.—One of
the greatest and bloodiest battles of
modern days has just closed, result
ing in the complete rout of the ene
my, who attacked us at daybreak on
Sunday morning. The battle lasted
without interruption during the en
tire day, and was again renewed on
Monday morning, and continued un
decided until 4 o'clock in the after
noon, when the enemy commenced to
retreat, and are still flying towards
Corinth, pursued by a large force of
our cavalry. .
The slaughter on both sides
been immense.
NEW YORK, April, 9.—The special
dispatches to the Herald give many
particulars of the terrible conflict
at Pittsburg Landing.
The rebel General, Albert Sidney
Johnston, was killed by a cannon
Gen. Beauregard's arm was shot
From eighteen thousand to twen
ty thousand of the U. S. forces, and
from thirty-five thousand to forty
thousand rebels are either killed,
wounded or missing.
Our loss in officers is very heavy,
but it is impossible at present to as
certain their names.
The following are among the num
Brigadier General W. H. Wallace,
Colonel Pegram, acting Brigadier
General, killed.
Colonel Ellis, 10th Illinois, killed.
Major Goddard, 25th Illinois, kill
Lieutenant Canfield, 72d Ohio,
mortally wounded, since dead.
Lieutenant Colonel Kyle, 41st In
diana, mortally wounded.
Colonel Davis, 4th Illinois mor
tally wounded.,
Gen. W. T. Sherman, wounded in
the hand by a, cannon ball.
Colonel Sweeney, 42d Illinois,
acting Brigadier General, wounded.
He received two shots in the only
remaining arm, having lost one in
Mexico; also a shot in one leg. Col.
Sweeney kept the lead until the
close of the fight, and he excited
the admiration of the whole army.
Colonel Dave Stuart, of the 55th
Illinois, acting Brigadier Genaral,
was shot through the breast, on Sun
day. Ile returned to the field on
Colonel Charles Craft, of the 31st
Illinois, acting Brigadier General,
shot through the right shoulder, and
dangerously wounded.
Colonel Rayne, of the 48th Illinois,
slightly wounded.
Colonel C. McKenny, of the 17th
Kentucky, slightly wounded.
Lieut. Col. Stout, of the 18th Ken
tucky, slightly wounded.
Lieutenant Col. Morgan, of the
25th Indiana, badly wounded in the
Col. Mason,of the 71st Ohio, slightly
Major Eaton, of the 18th Illinois,
acting Colonel, fatally wounded.
Capt. Irving W. Carrow, General
Grant's scout, head shot off by a can
non ball.
Capt. Preston Morton killed.
Capt. Dillon, of the 18th Illinois,
Capt. Mace, of the sth Illinois,
Capt. Carter, of the 11th Illinois,
Major• Page, of the 57th Illinois,
Gen. Prentiss, with several hun
dred of our men, were taken prison
ers on Sunday.
Further of the Hattie at Pitts
burgh Landing--Two Accounts
of the Engagement--'70,0000n
Each Side.
Telegraphic dispatches received
Thursday night give additional par
ticulars of the late hardly contested
battle at Pittsburg Landing, Tennes
see. We have two accounts—which
we give below—the first by the Cin
cinnati Times' correspondent. He
says:—Our forces were stationed in
the form of a semi -circle, the right
resting on a point North of Crump's
Landing, our centre being in front of
the main road to Corinth, and our
left extending to the river, in the di
rection of Hamburg, four miles north
of Pittsburgh Landing. At two o'-
clock, on the morning of the 6th, four
hundred men from Prentiss' division,
were attacked by the enemy, a half
a mile in advance of our lines. Our
men fell back on the 45th Missouri,
swiftly pursued by the enemy. The
advance of the rebels reached Col.
Peabody's brigade just as the long
roll sounded, and the men were fall
ing into line. Resistance was but
short, and they retreated under a
galling fire till they reached the lines
of the second division. At. 6 o'clock
the attack became general - along the
entire &Int of our lima. The mum/
in large force &FlJl:ribs **eta of
Divine*, and fell on the
Forty-eighth, Seventieth, and Seven
ty-second Ohio. nese troops had
never Wore been in action, and be.
leg so unexpectedly attacked, made j frier lineeand were in fill retreat for Cor—
es able resistance as possible; bat inth, pursued by our cavalry. The forces
were, in common with the forces of I engaged'on both sides in this day's battle
General Prentiss force to seek sup- ;are estimated at about seventy thousand
port on troops immediately in their
'rear. At one o'clock the entire line eac
Another Act:mutat of the Engagement.
on both aides was fully engaged; the Dispatches to the Chicago Tribune and
roar of cannon and musketry was
Times give the following details of the
without intermission from the main
battle, gathered from gentlemen who were
center to a point extending half way
down the left wing. The rebels made on the field immediately Ether the fight:—
a desperate charge on the Fourteenth
Prentiss' Brigade, consisting of the Sixty-
Ohio battery, and it not being suffi- first Illinois, Seventeenth Wisconsin,
ciently sustained by infantry fell in- Twenty-fourth Indiana and- Seventy-first
to their bands.. Another severe fight Ohio, were attacked by what seemed to be
occurred for the possession of the the entire rebel force. General Prentiss
Fifth Ohio battery, and three of its had no artillery, and his brigade was cut
guns were taken by the enemy. to pieces and forced to retire. General
Desperation of the Conflict.--Our Lines i Prentiss and many of his men were taken
Could not be Broken, prisoners. At twelve o'clock the entire
By eleven o'clock a number of corn- line was fiercely engaged but in full re
manders of regiments had fallen, and treat. At four o'clOck the enemy had ta
in some cases, not a single field offs- ken Schwartz's battery of six guns, Dres
ser remainAl, yet fighting continued
den's battery of four guns, Waterhouse's
with an earnestness which showed
battery and two Ohio batteries—names not
the contest on both sides was for
"death or victory." Foot by foot the known. Thousands of our soldiers, who
had taken refuge under the hank of the
ground was contested, and, finding
it impossible to drive back our cen- j rivsr, utterly refused to fight; in fact, they
ter, the enemy slackened their fire, could not, as officers and men were mixed
and made a vigorous effort on our lin inextricable confusion. The army at
left wing, endeavoring to outflank this time seemed utterly defeated. At this
and drive it to the river bank. This' juncture the gunboats Lexington and Tyler
wing was under General llttrlburt, opened a tremendous fire of shot and shell
and was composed of the 14th, 32nd, upon the enemy, and kept it up every half
43th, and 57th Inds., Bth, 21st and
hour during the night. Some of the shells
18th Illinois. Frontins• : , its line, how
ever, were the 34th, 57th, and 77thand many dead set the woods on fire,
Ohio, and the sth Ohio cavalry, of els were burned. At seven o'clock in the
Sherman's division. For nearly two evening the firing had generally ceased.
hours a sheet of fire blazed from both Van Dorn and Price.... Arrival of Rein
columns, the rebels fighting with a torcements.
valor which was only equalled by About midnight the rebels attempted to
those contending with them. While I plant a battery within three hundred yards
the contest raged the hottest, the of our siege guns, but were driven away by
gunboat Tyler passed up the river to our gunboats, and the siege guns, suppor
the point opposite the enemy, and ted by three regiments of Mitchell's divis
poured in broadsides from her im
iob, which had arrived and crossed the
mense guns, aiding greatly in forcing
river about six o'clock in the evening.—
the enemy back. Up to three o'clock
the battle raged with a fury that de- Our
informant pe sists in estimating our
fies description. The rebels had loss on Sunday at three thousand killed,
found every attempt to break our and five thousand wounded, as a low fig
lines unavailing; they had striven to tire. During the night the rebels were re--
drive in our main column, and find- inforced by Generals Van Dorn and Price,
ing that impossible, had turned all from Arkansas, with a very large force.—
their strength upon our left. Foiled General Lew. Wallace came up with the
in that quarter, they now made ano- 11th and 23d Indiana, 44th Illinois, Bth
then attack on our center, and made
Missouri and Willard's Battery, and in
every effort to rout our forces before
reinforcetnents which had been sentthe morning f i ercely mornins fiercely attacked the enemy's
left wing. They went into the fight on a
for should come up.
double quick, with trinenflous shouts,
Strategic Movement of the Enemy.--The
Gunboats at them. and did terrible execution. By ten
At five o'clodi there was a short
cessation in the firing of the enemy,
their lines falling back for nearly
half a mile ; they then suddenly
wheeled and again threw their entire
force upon our left wing, determined
to make a final struggle in that quar
ter, but the gunboats Tyler and Lex
ington, poured in their shot thick
and fast and with terrible effect.—
Meantime General Wallace, who had
taken a circuitous route from Crump's
Lauding, appeared suddenly on the
enemy's right wing. In the face of
this combination of circumstances,
the rebels felt that their enterprise
for the day was a failure, and, as
night was approaching, fell back un
til they reached an advantageous po
sition, somewhat in the rear, yet oc
cupying the main road to Corinth.—
The gunboats continued to send their
shell after them until out of range.—
After a wearied watching of several
hours of intense anxiety, the advance
regiment of General Buell's army ap
peared on the opposite bank of the
river; then the work of crossing the
river began, the 36th Indiana .and
68th Ohio being the first to cross,
followed by the main portions of
Nelson and Bruce's divisions. Cheer
after cheer greeted their arrival, and
they were immediately sent to the
advance, where they rested on their
arms for the night. All night song
steamers were engaged ferrying Bu
ell's forces across, and when daylight
broke it was evident that the rebels
too had been strongly reinforced.—
The battle was opened by the rebels
at seven o'clock, from the Corinth
road, and in half an hour extended
along the whole line. At nine o'clock
the sound of artillery and musketry
fully equalled that of the previous
day. The enemy was met by the
reinforcements and the still wearied
soldiers of yesterday with an ener
gy they could not have expected.
Regularity of our Fire—Enemy in Pull
It became evident that they were avoi—
ding the extreme of our left wing, and
endeavoring with perseverance and deter—
mination to find some weak point by
which to turn our force. They left one
point but to return to it immediately, and
then as suddenly would they, by some
masterly stroke of generalship, direct a
roost vigorous attack upon some division,
where they supposed they would not be
expected. But the fire of our lines was
as steady as clockwork, and it soon be
came evident that the enemy considered
the task they had undertaken as a hope
less one.. Further reinforcements began
to arriye, and took position on the right
of the main center under Wallace. Gens.
Grant, Buell, Nelson, Sherman, and Crit
tenden were everywhere present, directing
the movements for a new stroke on the
enemy. Suddenly both of the wings
of our army were turned upon the
enemy, with the intention of driving
them intoan extensive ravine, at the same
time a powerful battery stationed in an
open field, fired volley after volley of can
-1 nister into the rebel ranks. At half past
eleven the roar of the battle shook the
earth. The Union guns were fired with
all the energy that the prospect of the en—
emy's defeat could inspire, while the fire
of the rebels was not so vigorous, and they
evinced a desire to withdraw. They Anal
, ly fell slowly back, keeping up a fire from
their artillery and musketry along their
whole column. As they retreated they
went in excellent order, battling at every
advantageous point and delivering their
Are with considerabbtaffeet, bnt they.were
closely pursued by our columns, a galling
fire: beingkept upon their - rear. The en
..somyhed now biota drivea bowl owlet-
they had driven the rebels back two miles.
About, ten o'clock the rebels were rein
forced, and for a few minutes our men
were forced from the field.
Two Hours of Bloody Work—Buell After the
The other divisions of Bitell'.s army
now appeared and at once became
fully engaged.' For two hours all
the destructive elements of earth
seemed to be striving for Mastery on
the battlefield. At last the Southern
chivalry broke and fled in all direc
tions. Gen. Buell followed the flying
foe with twelve thousand troops,
mostly cavalry, smiting without mer
cy those who would not surrender.
He was reported to have taken Cor
inth, with all its immense stores, arms
and ammunition. The rebel troops
were mostly from Texas, Louisiana
and Mississippi, with many from
Georgia and Alabama. Our inform
ants say they could ride through the
battle field where our forces were
posted, but the dead lay so thick in
the enemy's lines they could not do
it there. They assure us that the
rebels occupied our camps on Sunday
night, and took care of our sick and
wounded. They destroyed nothing,
expecting confidently to have our
entire army next day; they thought
the battle already fought and won.
Breckenridge Taken Ohioans Die.
On Sunday Gen. 3.lcClernand cut
his way through the enemy, who had
surrounded him. Most of his troops
behaved with great gallentry, but
the Fifty-third Ohio was ordered to
the rear in disgrace for refusing to
fight. Our informants state that
John C. Breckinridge was taken
prisoner. They say they saw his
pass to general headquarters. •
The roles' special account of the
Pittsburgh battle says that the di
visions of Gens. Prentiss, Sherman,
Huriburt and McClernand held the
entire rebel force in check, although
the enemy were constantly bringing
up fresh forces. The enemy gained
no advantage until about noon. Our
line remaining unbroken, except Gen.
Prentiss' command, they being com
pelled to fall back and abandon their
camp. The rebels were commanded
on the right by Gens. Beauregard
and Johnson, and on the left by Gen.
Polk. Shortly after noon the enemy
made a grand attack on our whole
line. Our forces obstinately main
tained their ground. The entire
force of the enemy was seventyfive
thousand- Our line fell back, under
a heavy pressure, in good order, about
three-quarters of a mile, abandoning
their camps to the enemy, and took
a position on the bank of the river.
Here they stood immoveable and
fought obstinately for five hours, the
ground being fought over and over
The Rebels Scattered Like Chall—Br agg
With 25,000 Troops
The gunboats Tyler and' Lexing
ton bad got in raking range by their
position on the left, and poured in a
storm of shot and shell that fairly
annihilated them. Immense siege
guns had the same position on the
right, so that wherever the rebels
turned they met iron hail which scat
tered them like chaff. They ad
vanced no more, but stubbornly held
their position, and night came with
outany change. In the meantime
Buell arrived on the opposite bank
of the river, having made a forced
march all day. Eight regiments
were crossed and took their position
inthe 04114% and engaged tbho enemy.
The Jight. continued with unparali
ailed obstinaoy and appalling slaugh
ter until darkness closed. During
the night puell crossed - wits thirty
thousand men. Nelson took a posa.
tie* ea tom, WOoehijs the oen
tre. The battle was renewed in the
morning by the arrival of twenty-five
thousand men under Gen. Bragg, who
were precipitated upon Gens. Sher
man, M'Clernand and Wallace's di
visions. They were held in check,
however, and at the same time Gen.
Nelson threw himself upon our right
with his division, supported by Gen.
Hurlburt's and all our other available
Gen. Grant Leads the Charge and the
Enemy are put to Flight.
The enemy after maintaining their
ground until three o'clock in the af
ternoon gave way, and a decisive
blow was given by Gen. Grant him
self, who headed the charge of six
regiments in person, precipitating
the whole body upon the enemy's
centre with such desperate force that
they broke and ran. Retreat ()ace
became general, within half an hour
tt e whole rebel army was falling
back in dismay. Our overjoyed sol
diers followed them, driving them
through our camp in complete disor
der. They were soon driven into
the broken country, where they
would not form or fight. There was
no relaxation in the pursuit at last
account The cava:ry were eleven
m il e s &opt the rivet- nod still
ing. Tie fugitives threw away their
arms, and when exhausted would lay
down and wait to be taken prison
ers. We can get no estimate of our
loss, whim) is immense, however.—
Some of our regiments had not
above one hundred and sixty to two
hundred left.
Gen. Prentiss Wounded and taken Pris-
Gen. Prentiss displayed conspicu
ous bravery during the first part of
the engagement, and before he was
taken. He had just led a gallant
charge of one thousand men against
a superior force of the enemy. He
was repulsed, receiving a musket ball
in his arm. At the same time his
horse Ras killed, and before he could
extricate himself the enemy was
upon him. lam informed on author
ity direct from the rebel camp, that
Gen. Beauregard made his advance
on Friday to within a few miles of
Geu. Grant's position, and during
the night resumed the march, ,;om
pletely surprising theta.
How Gen. A. S. Johnston tvzs Kilted
Gen. lltirlburt, whose division was
held in reserve, made himsel the
main prop on which the fortunes of
the day hung. He acted w;th the
utmost promptitude. Gen. A. S
Johnston was killed in the forenoon
of the second day's fight, during an
attack on his position by our forces,
while endeavoring to rally his men.
Apparently fearless of danger, be
rode along the entire front, waving
his sword and shouting to his dis
mayed and frightened men. When
the rout was at its height, a cannon
ball struck him, crushing his skull
and killing him instantly. His body
was found by prisoners, and brought
to Gen. NelSon's tent.
Later—Rebel Treachery—Bragg Report-
ed Dead
A Cairo dispatch says that the en
emy in making the first attack on
Sunday morning carried the Stars
and Stripes and wore Federal uni
forms. Gen. Bragg is reported kill
ed. Provisional Governor Johnston,
of Kentucky is wounded. A priso
ner states that Gen. Prentiss escaped
in the confusion of the retreat. In
the second day's fight our total loss
was about 7,000. This is the esti
mate of military commanders who
were in the engagement. Of those
about 2,000 were taken prisoners
and the balance killed and wounded
in the usual proportion. General
Wallace, of Illinois, was reported
dead, as it was thought impossible
that he could live. He was shot in
the back of the ear, the bullet coming
out at the nose. He was, however,
living on Wednesday, and was im
proving. Gen. Halleck passed Cairo
on Thursday en rout for Pittsburgh.
Five thousand prisoners are expect
ed at Cairo to-night from Island Ten.
Every preparation is being made for
the reception of our wounded at
Movements on the Lower Potomac,
Y. Times has the following special
dispatch from the Lower Yotomac:
Hook's division, Thursday, April 4 :
A regiment of picked men, belong
ing to the Excelsior Brigade, left
Liverpool Point, under command of
General Sickles, early on Tuesday
morning, for Stafford Court House,
on a reconnoissance. The troops
landed at Slippery Point batteries,
and marched from thence past Dum
fries, through Acquia, to Stafford
Court House. Ttwre was some skir
mishing between a body of 600 cav
alry and the advanced corps of Gen.
Sickles command, six miles this side
of Stafford, and the firing was con
tinued on both sides until we reach
ed that place, on Wedneklay, at 4 p.
in. The rebels in their retreat set
fire to the town and all the stores.
Our forces . promptly stopped the con
flagration as soon as they entered.—
A numberof prisoners, horses, stores,
&c., fell into our hands. From Brooke
Station a force of 1,200 rebel infant
ry, and a battery of six field pieces,
were moving up to support their cav
alry. After remaining in Stafford
three hours, camp fires were built on
the hills to deceive the rebels while
our forces withdrew from the place.
Gen. Sickles, with part of his corps,
arrived back at Slippery Point this
morning. The rest came in at
Brent's Ferry, opposite Liverpool
Point. The corps marched forty
eight miles in seventeen hours, over
the worst kind of mountain roads...
At Fredericksburg there are but few
troops, and they are lining hack to
Richmond. The citiieus stato_that
the Confederate cvvilitiMenOt.Wollil
abandoning Virginia. "
" Mir The rebel battikiii on leland.
No 10 can throw balls into three
Statee --Kentucky, • Misetntri sad
D. GRUM has associated JOHN RICHARDSON
with him and will carry on the WHOLESALE.
at the old stand,
No,, 99, Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Ps.,
where they have just re c eived a full and complete as
sortment of goods, which they purchased at reduced
FOR C,..egusix
and which will be sold at very
tor net cash, or short credit to A No. t buye.s.
The old customers and 311 wanting goods are invited to
Call and Examine the Stock ,
as small profits and quick returns is our object. We
have the services of MR JOH N IJUNWOODY, who
will be glad to see his old friends and customers, at
his new place, next door to his former place of business.
No. 99 Wood :Street, Pittsburgh.
April I& 1R62-3m.
North-East Corner 4th &Market Street.
Fancy silks for 50 cents worth
Fancy silks for 1,00 worth
Embloid , red fir 50 worth
Embroidered sects 1,00 worth
" for 3,00 wart':
Best make of Calicos for 1111
Yard and a quarter Bleached muslins for 111
This stock will be found full in all &partravals, and
cheapest West of the mountains.
April 16.—limos.
31C-3111C 2111 L. UHL
Library, Dining & Bed-room Furniture
17-The largest assortment to be found in this city,
and will positively be :old at the LOWEST PRICES
to suit the times.
Goods packed and shipped to all parts of the country,
April 16. 1802-Iy.
No. 122, Wood Street, East Side, Fourth
Door above Fifth.
HAS constantly on hand a complete assortment of
otts in his line. suited to the cants of private fatui
ties, and country merchants, Also, fine Vitrified Iron
S ohea are, very darai.le, for Hotels and Steamboats;
Table Cutlery, ilatea German Silver Tea and Table
Spoons, Forks arid Castors, Tea Waiters and Trays.
and a great variety of the cheapest and beat Self--Seal
ing Fruit tans and Jars.
11. Rigby is sole &gent for and owner of
In and for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. It is one
of the greatest labor-saving investments of the day,
and no housekeeper should be without it. It is sold at
a price within reach of all. April 16—lyr.
Country IVteerc3hea.n.tes*
59 Market Street
NE w 40r. 0 0 3:0 191
for sale at the
J. W. BARKER & 00.8,
59 Market Street.
Nam SS 31 h. ,
70\11•S Wo"Al#0
The largest and choicest selections ever offered in
this city, at
Together with a genera) assortment of
April 16, 1862-3 m.
J. KNOX, No. 2 . 9, Pitch Street,
Pittsburgh, Pa,
Our Seeds are Procured from None but the
Best Sources, and are Warranted Genuine.,
A large stock of the finest Verbenas. double and sin
gle l'etunias, Fuschias, Geraniums, Roses, Arc , ikc.,
Dahlias, Summer Flowering Baths, Hardy Tu
berose-Rooted Plants, Japan Lillies, &c.
Green-House Plants, Han , ing Baskets, Roses. Vases,
Winter Blooming Bulbs, Ornamental Trees,
Deciduous Trees, Flowering Shrubs, Hardy
Vines and Creepers.
Apple, Pear, standard and, dwarf, Peach, Cherry, Pilll2l
Apricot, Nectarine, Quince, &c,
Having made SMALL F atlas aspecia)ity. our stock of
Plants is unequalieu anywhere in the rountry.
We call auentioa to our collection of Strawberries,
Raspberries, Blackberries, Grap e s. Currants. Oociaber
ries, &c.
A large assortment, including Garden Spades and
Forks; Hoes of every description; Steel and Wrought
Iron Rakes; Garden Trowels, all sizes; Hedge, Box,
and Grass Shears; Ladies' Pruning Shears, and Scis
sors; flower, Grape and Fruit Gatherers English rived
back Lawn Grass Scythes and Hooks; Lawn - G , aus
Rakes; Garden Lines and Reels; superior quality Pru
ning and Budaing Knives, Green House Syringes, &e.
Books on Gardening, Farming and Rural Affairs.
April 16-3inos.
Anotion and Commission Merchant,
Sales effected of Stocks. Merchandise, Hardware,
Cutlery, Hoots and Shoes, Dry Goods, Clothing, Sta
tionery, Fancy Goods, Notions, Heal Est‘te, Furni
ture, acc.
Underwriters, Executors or Assignees' sales prompt
ly and legally attended to, on moderate terms.
Sales settled promptly. Consignments solicited.
Every description of BOOM Shoes and Gaiters. for
Men's Women's, Misses', Boys', Youth's, and Chil
dren's wear, can can be found at the Masonic Hall
Auction House, No. 55, Fifth Street
T. A. McCLELLAND, Auctioneer
April 16--lyr
J. 4r, N. riciLLIPS,
Not 26 and 28 St. Clair Strati,
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Also, dealers . in Leather Belting , . Lace Leath , '
er, Indian Rubber likelting, Hose Stews
Packing, Tullis* Wheat Drills
Tubes. Mating, awl all other
articles made of hulian
Rtthher, 414!: •
Wholes& and Mail burins willow ostoosit huip
will and so ioweet prides,'