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THE WAR FOR THE UNION•
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AN ENCOUNTER WITH A PART! OF
The Kane Rifle Regiment in the Field
With the Enemy,
Capture of Secession Baggage Wagons,
Camp . Equipage, &c.
[Special Dispatch to the Daily Telegraph.]
ROMNEY, VA., July 15
This morning a detachment of fifty men,
under Capt. Irwin, of the Kane Rifle Regiment,
encountered a body of retreating rebels on the
banks of New. Creek, near the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad, which were probably a portion
of the rebels routed by Gen. Morris. The rebels
were double the number of the force under
Capt. Irwin, and were intent on marching
through the pass which Irwin and his men were
detailed to guard. In this attempt a battle en
sued, which resulted in the death of three of
the rebels, and the wounding of a large num
ber of others.
The buck-tails in this affray conducted them
selves with the utmost coolness and gallantry,
receiving the fire of the enemy without the
loss of a single man, and after having returned
the leaden salute of the foe, rushed on and dis
persed them in every direction, capturing a
wagon filled with plunder, which the secession
ists hail stolen from the defencless people in the
neighborhood, and which they were unable to
carry off in their retreat.
A large amount of camp equippage was also
left on the field, which was taken possession of
by Capt. Irwin and his men.
This skirmish and victory has diffused great
enthusiasm among the buck-tails, who are
anxious to follow it up with other achievements
of a similar character.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE
BATTLE OF CARRACK FORD.
DESPATCH FROM GEN, M'CLELLAN.
THE ENEMY ANNIHILATED.
Two Hundred Rebels Killed and One
Thousand Taken Prisoners•
SECESSION KILLED IN VIRGINIA
WASHRIGTON, July 15
The following is the official report of the bat
tle of Carrack Ford, dated Huttonsville, Va.,
July 15th, 1S61:
"To Col. E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant
General: Gen. Garnett and his forces have been
routed and his baggage and one gun taken.
His army is completely demoralized. General
Garnett was killed while attempting to rally
his forces at Carrack Ford, near St. George. We
have completely annihilated the enemy in Wes
tern Virginia. Our losses are but thirteen
killed, while the enemy's loss is not far from two
hundred killed, and the number of prisoners we
have taken will amount to at least 1,000. We
have captured seven of the enemy's guns in all.
A portion of Garnett's forces retreated, but I
look for their capture by Gen. Hill, who is in
hot pursuit. The troops that Garnett had under
his command are said to be the crack regiments
of Eastern Virginia, aided by Georgians, Ten
nesseeans and Carolinians. Our success is com
plete, and I firmly believe that secession is kill
ed in this section of the country.
Signed G. B. McarmArt,
Major General, U. S. A."
LATEST FROM MARTINSBURG,
NO FIGHT EXPECTED SOON.
Arrest of Newspaper Correspondents
MARMSBURG, July 15
Nothing new to communicate in relation to
Gen. Patterson's' column No attack by the
rebels is apprehended, and it does not seem
probable that the column will make one short
ly. Three or four newspaper correspondents
are now in the guard house under orders from
Gen. Patterson. The time of several of the
three month's regiments will expire within the
next two weeks. They will go home and recruit
and return for the war.
GOV. lIICRS IN BALTIMORE.
BALTIMORE, July 15.
Gov. Hicks arrived in the city this evening.
He is in excellent health and spirits, and has
been greatly surprised at the rumors of his as
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Battle at Carrack's Ford.
Full Details of the Engagement,
ANOTHER SPLENDID VICTORY
A Forced March and Terrible. Fight
THE REBELS TOTALLY ROOTED•
lien. Garnett, in Command of the Western
Virginia Forces, Killed,
Capture of Forty Loaded Wagons, a Ri
fled Cannon, a Quantity of Muskets,
and all the Tents, Camp Equipage, &e.
TWENTY OF THE ENEMY KILLED
AND MANY WOUNDED.
Immense Number of Pris
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OUR LOSS ONLY TWO KILLED AND. TWO
A special dispatch from Grafton says that the
rebels retreated from Lauren Hill on Thursday
night. Gen. Morris' column commenced pur
suit the next afternoon. After a terrible forced
march throughrain and mud over Laurel moun
tain, our advance came upon the enemy at Car
rack's ford, 8 miles south of St. George, Tucker
county. The rebels drew up in line of battle
and poured a raking volley on the right of our
column, the Ohio Fourteenth, which returned
a hot fire, lasting twenty minutes. When Dur
mont's Indiana Seventh made a charge upon
their battery, they broke and run, crossing the
ford towards St. George.
Gen. Robert S. Garnett, while attempting to
rally his flying men, was struck by a ball, pas
sing through the spine and out at the right
breast. He fell dead on the sand. Col. Dur
mont continued the chase for two miles, and
then bivouacked. The other portion of the
column bivouacked on the field of battle. We
captured forty loaded wagons, one rifled can
non, and two stand of colors. Twenty of the
rebels were killed and many wounded. Moro
prisoners were taken thanwe could take care
of. The flight was finally turned into a disas
trous rout. Our loss is two killed,, and two
The rebels lost all their tents, camp equipage,
army chests, clothing, hundreds of knapsacks,
and muskets with large quantities of ammuni
tion. They retreated up the Horse Shoe, but
it is hoped that Gen. Hill will meet and still
further rout them near West Union. Gen.
Morris was to return to-day by St. George to
Laurel Hill. He brings Garnett's body here,
and it will be forwarded to his friends.
A train arrived here this morning bringing
the body of Gen..,Garnett. He held a commis
sion as Adjutant General of Virginia, and was
in command of the rebel forces in Western Vir-
The rebels were pursued from Laurel Hilt by
General Morris' command, consisting of the
Fourteenth Ohio and Seventh and Ninth Indi
ana regiments. At Carrack's ford Gen. Garnett
attempted to rally his forces. A sharp skirmish
ensued in which Gen. Garnett was killed and
twenty of his men left on the ground and many
bodies were carried off.
The rebels were completely routed and scat
tered. Gen. Morris' command captured 40 loads
of provisions and all their horses, wagons, &c.
Gen. Garnett's remains will be embalmed and
placed at the disposal of his friends. Two men
were killed and two wounded in the Ohio Four
teenth regiment. There were no other losses
on our side.
[From a paragraph in the Richmond WMg, it
appears that the General Garnett, of the South
ern army, is Robert S. Garnett, late Major in
the 11. S. army, and not the ex-Congressman,,
as elsewhere stated.]
THE REBEL SPIES.
WesamaToN, July 15
It appears that notwithstanding the extraor
dinory censorship which the telegraph and the
press have been subjected to, the rebels are fully
conversant with the movements of our army,
of the number and character of the troops that
arrive, and of the various changes of position .;
and have acted in accordance with this informa
tion, which is doubtless obtained in the legiti
mate way usually practiced in warfare, viz :
through spies ; some of whom are known to go
from camp to camp and picket to picket with a
pass from a rebel General in one pocket, and
that of a loyalist in the other.
This is said to be a notorious fact, and so
common has it become, that it has created a
spirit of distrust among some of our troops, and
a determination to make no more arrests of
such parties who are almost invariably released
at Washington, on taking the oath of allegi
ance, but to shoot down at once all suspicious
SPEECH OF HON..JOSEPH HOLT.
Loulmmix, July 15
Hon. Joseph Holt, on Saturday evening, id
dressed an audience, one-third being ladies,
densely packing the largest hall in the city,. in
an unconditional Union speech, which was re
calved with rapturous applause.
"INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS -- -NEUTRAL IN NONE,"
HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 16, 1861.
CINCINNATI, July 16
GuArroN, VA., July lb
CONGRESS OF YESTERDAY.
THE INCREASE INCREASE OF THE ARMY
The Conspiracy Bill Passed,
The Confiscation of Rebel Property,
PASSAGE OF VOLUNTEER BILL
ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY AND ANY
NUMBER OF MEN PLEDGED TO SUP
WASHINGTON, July 15.
SENATB.—The army appropriation bill was
taken up and several amendments of the com
mittee on finance were adopted."
Mr. FESSL.NDEN offered to amend, so as to read
that all provisions of law and appropriations
herein contained applicable to the three years
volunteers, should apply to the two years vol
unteers, and all other volunteers exceeding
three months in the army and navy. Agreed to.
Mr. HARRIS (N. Y.) offered an amendment
for increasing the appropriation for the harbor
pefences of the city New York two hundred
The bill to increase the military establish
ment of the United States was taken up, the
question being on the amendment reducing the
army again six mouths after the insurrection is
suppressed. It was so modified as to be one
year instead of six months.
Mr. Howe, Wisconsin, moved to amend the
amendment so as to read that in one year after
the insurrection is suppressed the army may be
reduced as Congress may direct. He spoke at
some length, and contended that there might
be a necessity for a larger standing army to de
fend the frontier or for other purposes. He
thought we had better leave it for a future Con
giesa to decide. ' The amendment to theamend
ment was agreed to, and the amendment as
amended was agreed to, yeas 23, nays 18, and
the bill passed.
Mr. CHANDLER (Wis.) introduced a bill to pro
:vide for the confiscation of the property of
rebels. Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
.0m motion of Mr. FESSENDEN (Me.) the loan
bill was taken up, and several amendments by
the Committee of Finance adopted.
After executive session the Senate adjourned.
flousu--Mr. ALLEN, (0.) asked leave to oiler
the following :
Resolved, That whenever the States now in
rebellion against the General Government,shall
cease their rebellion, and become loyal to the
Union, it is the duty of the Government to sus
pend the presecution of the war.
Resolved, That it is no part of the object of
the, present war against the rebellious States to
interfere With the institution of slavery.
Mr. BLAKE, (0.) suggested an amendment by
adding: and surrender their leaders to be hung.
A question was raised that ' the resolutions
were not in order under the rules adopted last
Monday, which point the Speaker sustained.
Mr. Vitus:maw& asked leave to offer a se
rice of eotutions, Bectiug furWa the recent acts
of the President in relation to calling'out troops
for the war, etc., and declaring that they were
withont warrant of law and in violation of the
Constitution of the United States. He wanted
them referred to the COmmittee of the Whole
on state of the Union,but the House tabled them.
Mr. Hiciumx, from the Committee on the
Judiciary reported a bill which he said received
the approval of the law officers of the govern
ment and, of that Committee. Its title is "a
bill to define and punish conspiracy," and it
provides thatif two or more persons within any
State or Territory of the United States shall
conspire together to overthrow or put down or
destroy by force the government of the
United States, or levy war against the
United States, or oppose by force the
authority of the government, or by force to
prevent, hinder or delay the execution of any
law, or by force take, seize or possess any prop
erty of the United States against the will or
contrary to the authority thereof, or by force or
intimidation or otherwise prevent any one from
accepting or holding any office, trust or confi
dence, each and every person so offending shall
be guilty of a. high crime, and on conviction
thereof in any court of competent authority
shall be punished by a fine not less than five
hundred nor more than five thousend dollars,
or be imprisoned solitary or social with or
without hard labor as the court may determine,
for a period not less than six months nor more
than six years, or, by both fine and imprison
ment. The bill passed-123 against 7.
Mr. McCrarmarrn offered the following :
WHEREAS, a portion of the people of the.
United. States, in violation of their Constitu
tional obligations, have taken up arms against
the National Government and are now striving
by an aggressive and iniquitous war to over
throw it and break up the Union of the States
of this Union ; therefore
Resolved, That this House pledges itself to
vote for any amount of money and any number
of men which may be necessary to insure the
speedy and effectual suppression of the said re
bellion, and the permanent restoration of the
Federal authority everywhere within the limits
and jurisdiction of the United States.
The resolution was adopted—yeas 121, nays
5. The nays were Burnett, Grider, Norton,
Reid and Wood.
Mr. Asniar, (Ohio,) asked leave to introduce
a resolution requesting the government of Vir-
ginia to retrocede to the United States the coun
ty of Alexandria, and so much of the county
of Fairfax of one mile square, as includes the
Mount Vernon estate, purchased by the ladies:
Objection was made.
Mr. Fannie, Wisconsin, offered a resolution
directing the Committee on Elections to enquire
whether Hon. Henry May, Representative of the
Fourth District of Maryland, has been found
holding criminal intercourse and correspond
ence with persons in armed rebellion against
the United States, and to report as, to what
course should be taken in the premises, with
power to send for persons and papers.
Mr. Mama:eon (Va.) understood from Dr.
May, a resident here, that his brother Henry
was prostrated by severe sickness in Baltimore.
It would be exceedingly improper for the House
to take action relative to this subject, unless
the subject was referred to a committee on this
statement of the fact.
Mr. WASHBURN - 4 (Ill.) repeated what he had
said, namely, that Mr. May had neither the
authority nor assent of the administration for
going to Richmond.
Mr. Riciikansorr (Ill.) stated, on the authority
of Dr. May, that Mr. May, when he reached
here, would be able to vindicate his character
from all charges and suspicions.
Mr. Var,Laxmarram, on the plainest principles
of justice, appealed to the House to pass this
subject over till Mr. May arrives here, when it
can be investigated at length. He moved to
table tee resolution, which was negatived.
66 ; nays, 82. rhe resolution then pass
ed. The gouge concurred in Senate amend
;Until tOthe volunteer 1411,and then adjourned.
MILITARY MOVEMENTS ABOUT
The Invading Army Formed Into
Withdrawal of the Rebels from Fair
fax Court House , Confirmed,
Beraramits, July 15.
Passengers from the seat of, the war, by last
night's train, report the following state of af
fairs at and around Alexandria.
A negro, the servant of a captain of an Ala
bama regiment, was brought into the camp at
Falls Church yesterday, and from his state
ments the reported withdrawal of the Confeder
ate forces from Fairfax Court House is con
Two companies of the Connecticut troops,
with a detachment of cavalry, were about leav
ing Falls Church on Sunday morning, for Fair
fax C. H., to make a reconnoissance of the great
road, and ascertain the -correct position of af
fairs. There were sixteen guns there recently,
all of which, it is said, have been withdrawn.
The troops at Alexandria, with the exception
of the Fourth and Fifth and the Massachusetts
Fifth, are now encamped in the vicinity of Cam
eton's Run and Cloud's Mills, it being the pur
pose to form them into line, divided into bri
gades. The brigades 'will be commanded as
Under command of Col. Franklin-Pennsyl
vania Fourth and Fifth, Massachusetts Fifth;
and Minnesota First regiments.
Under. Col. Wilcox—Michigan First, the Fire
Zouaves and New York Twenty-eighth.
Under Col. Howard—Maine Third, Fourth
and Fifth, and Vermont Third,
Not yet attached to brigades—New York Six
teenth and Thirty-second.
The whole force is under the command of
The slow movements of the troops forward is
owing, in a great measure, to the want of bag
gage wagons and the necessity for repairing the
bridges ort the route,
The Mozart and New York. First passed
Potomac into Virginia Sunday morning. A
regiment has been established at the crossing of
the railroad and the turnpike from Georgetown
by way of Fort Corcoran. General Tyler is in
advance, at the crossing of the same turnpike
and the Leesburg stone road.
Col. Corcoran is at Bull's Cross Roads, but
this side - Of Gen. Schenck's headquarters.
Gen. Tyler reports no signs of rebel move
ments in his vicinity.
ANOTHER BLUNDER NEAR
Severe Fight between the Rebels and a
Union Scouting Party.
FORTRESS MONIM, July 14
A scouting party from the Seventh New York
regiment, numbering thirty-seven men, under
command of Lieutenants Hevrengen and Arose
beck, fell into an ambuscade nine miles above
Newport News, and lost thirteen men, includ
ing the two Lieutenants, killed or missing.
They were attacked by a company . of cavalry,
one hundred strong, and on retreating tcr the
woods were met by . a strong force of infantry..
Two or three of the Germans are known to
be killed, and Lieutenant Hevrengen was seen
to fall under his horse, which was shot. Four
or five of the horsemen were killed. Of the
missing, those not killed are undoubtedly pris
oners in the rebel hands.
Seven companies of the Seventh went out in
the afternoon and picked up some stragglers;
and found ono or two dead bodies of the rebels.
The conflict was most sanguinary. The expe
dition was undertaken without Cola Phelp's
knowledge or consent. Colonel Benedix was
on Col. Allen's court martial, and, knew noth
ing of the movement.
It is impossible to.day to give the names of
the killed and missing, as they were not known
this morning when , I left Newport News. I will
furnish them at the earliest moment.
From the latest information there must be a
considerable force at Big Bethel.
A messenger from Newport News, just arriv
ed, states that twelve of Col. Benedix's men are
Henry A. Wise Mortally Wounded.
THE REPORT COEFIRXED.
The Wheeling latelligencer of Saturday last,
contains the following item in confirmation of
the report that Henry A. Wise had been mor
tally wounded :
"Mr. Star, of Mason county, who arrived
in this city last evening, reports that it is
reliably ascertained that Henry A Wise, if
not actually dead, is so badly wounded
that there is no danger of his recovery.
Wise and his body guard, as before stated,
were going to fill an appointment at Sisson
ville. Some forty Union men, who, not feeling
safe at their homes, had been spending most of
their time in the woods, armed • with ordinary
rifles, heard of Wise's coming, and secreted
themselves--ambuscaded in the regular way—
and upon their approach, each fired at his man,
when the assaulting party retreated to the top
of a high hill. Wise and Patton, together with
about thirty or forty others, were seen to fall.
The Union men, after reaching the top of the
hill, saw those who escaped carrying off the
dead and wounded. Several persons, recently
arrived from Chrrlestown, say that there is no
mistake about Wise being wounded, and as he,
has been suffering from disease, it is suppowd
he cannot recover.
THE FUNERAL of the late Joshua Muench will
take place on Wednesday afternoon, at two
o'clock, and not this afternoon as announced by
mistake yesterday. The First City Zouaves,
accompanied by the State Capital Band, will
be in attendance, and inter the remains of the
deceased with military honors. It is probable
that a detachment of soldiers from Camp Cur
tin will also participate in the funeral cere
ATTENTION, STATE CAPITAL BAND.-A regular
stated meeting will be held at the hall this
(Tuesday) evening, at the usual hour. Business
of importance is to be transacted.
S. S. BAERETT, Pres't.
The Brilliant Retreat of Col. Siegel;
A SPLENDID MILITARY MOVEMENT.
German Valor and German Prowe as
[From the St. Louis Daily Democrat.]
It is conceded by all military men that the
retreat of Col. Siegel's command before the su
perior rebel forces under Generals Gains and
Parsons, in the neighborhood of Carthage, Mo.,
on the sth of July, was one of the most mas
terly military maneuvres the war has yet ex
hibited. Indeed, it is claimed by many officers
of large experience that a more admirable dis
play of military science has never been witness
ed in this country. It at once places Col Seigel
in the front ranks of the military men of the
day, and fully justifies the reputation which he
brought with him to this country from the old
world. Gen. Lyon undoubtedly knew his
man when he entrusted Col. Siegel with the
important command of the advance by the way
of Rolla and Springfield into the southwest of
the State. He knew that upon the route of the
rebels in .the interior of the State, their only
outlet and way of escape was through the south
west, and, duly appreciating the eminent quali
fications of Colonel Siegel, he at'once entrusted
him with the command of a body troops whose
buSiness it Should be to harrass, and if possible
cut off the fugitives in the neighborhood of
Springfield and Carthage. Col. Siegel, it seems,
promptly reached his destination, gave courage
and organization to the Home Guards of the
southwest sections of the State, and as the
sequel has, proved, gave the rebels a taste of
the spirit and skill of the German soldiery, from
which they never will recover, and which they
will be loth to test in any manner again. All
honor to Col. Siegel and the brave German
officers and soldiers under him He has proved
himself a noble General, and his command a
baud of heroes.
We may estimate the value of the services
rendered by him and them to the country, and
we may place something like a fair estimate
upon his military skill if, with recent examples
in Virginia before our eyes, we but reflect a mo
ment upon'the probable results of the Carthage
fight, if the United States forceshad been under
the command of any of our inexperienced mili
tary officers. Where is the volunteer officer in
the whole country, who, in the face of such
tremendous odds, could have managed "a whole
day's retreat as admirably, preserving his bag
gage teams, killing so many of the enemy, and
suffering so small a loss himself?
It is one thing to sound the charge and push
on to victory an enthusiastic and well-appoint
ed body of men. It is quite another thing to
retire slowly before the threatening avalanche
of a superior foe with perfect order and the
preservation of men and their cumbersome ar
tillery and baggage. Happily for our German
soldiery, and thrice fortunate for the cause of
the government, was it that Gen. Lyon was so
clear in his estimate of the man far the place--Col.
Siegel for the South-west.
In yesterday's paper we gave a narrative of
the fight, as detailed to us by Lieutenant Tusk.
To-day, by his assistance, we present a few dia-,
grams, which will help • the reader to form a
correct idea of the nature of the difficulties
under which Col. Siegel labored, and the quali
ty of the generalship: which finally extricated
his command from the fearful dangers which
Here is diagram No. 1, which represents the
respective positions of the contending forces
when the battle begun. The stars represent the
cavalry, dots the infantry, daggers the artillery
and parallels the wagons. •
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Gens. Parsons and Rabis
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Hassendeuber a zilomon's
3d Infantry. sth Infantry.
Major Bischoff, Infantry
The forces of the rebels under Generals Rains
and Parsons, were estimated at 5,000, including
1,500 cavalry. They occupied a high ridge in
the prairie about seven miles from Carthage,
their cavalry extending along the rear and on
the flank, their artillery of one twenty-four
pounder in the centre, supported by two six
pounders on each side, as represented. The po
sition was a well chosen and strong one.
Col. Siegel displayed his force of about 1,100
men to the very best advantage, four pieces of
artillery-in the centre, and two pieces at the
extreme of each flank, the infantry stationed in
columns on the right and left, and in the rear.
In this condition the fight began, and continued
for about three hours, when the rebel's artil
lery, having been'ismounted, and their centre
broken, they commenced flanks with their cav
alry, threatening an attack inthe rear, and the
a baggage three mile,.
capture of Colonel Siegel
Having procured E Steam Power Pressen, we -are
prepared to execute JOB and BOOS PRINTING of every
description, cheaper that It can be done at any other ea
tabllshmenttn the country.
,Four hues or less constitute one-Matt square. Eli , h
lines or more than lour constitute a square.
Half Square, one day
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one Square one day
one week........ 200
•• one month 800
three months ................... 6 0 0
six months.... . .......... :•• 8 00
• one year 10 06
air-Dunness notices inserted in the Local column or
before Marriages and Deaths, FIVE Cl/111 PER LINE
or each insertion.
Marriage and Death]; to be charged as regular
r behind. The Colonel sent back one piece of
artillery and a detachment of infantry to guard
a ferry, and then commenced a retrograde move
ment with his entire command, at the same
time dispatching an order for the advance of
the baggage wagons. In this movement he
preserved the order of his columns until the
baggage train was reached, when he immediate
ly made the following admirable disposition of
his forces, as seen by diagram No. 2.
One Battalion of Siegel.
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" 11 II 11 11 II II II II
Baggage. • •'+'
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II II II II II 11 (I II
One Battalion of Salomon.
In the order as presented in the above, Col.
Salomon's battalion leading the front, the re
treat was continued from about midday until 5
o'clock P. 31., the enemy threatening on all
sides, but being constantly repulsed by the well
handled artillery and serried front of the infan
try. The beggage wagons numbered • about
fifty, and were moved in columns of eight.
At 5 o'clock Siegel's force came to a small
creek, just beyond which was a bluff, intersect
ed by the road to Carthage, along whichhe was
moving. On the two sides of this divided bluff
800 of the rebel cavalry took position, prepared
to resist the passage of the creek and road. The
position was one of difficulty, and would have
seriously perplexed any less skillful officer than
Col. Siegel. His head was cool, however, and
to gain the advantage, he resorted to a splendid
stratagem which placed his foes entirely at his
mercy, and eventually secured the unimpeded
movements of his command. He ordered an
oblique movement on the right and left of his
forces, as if to pass around the sidesof the bluff,
at the same time advancing the two pieces
of artillery on the sides, to a position in
front, giving Colonel Salomon's battalion
the strength of two pieces on his right and two
on his left. The oblique movements of the in
fantry were accompanied by a feint of the ar
tillery in the same direction. The rebel caval
ry of course construing these maneuvres very
much in their favor, rushed down into the road
from both sides of the bluff, intending, no
doubt, to make a grand charge upon Col. Sie
gel's center. With the quickness of thought
the movements to the right and left were re
versed, and a terribly destructive cross fire was
opened upon the rebels, the distance being but
about 860 yards, and the guns charged heavily
with grape shot. In ten minutes the rout
of the cavalry was complete. Diagram NO. 3,
will assist the reader in his appreciation of the
brilliancy of this movement :
Cavalry on Mull.
Cavalry on bluff.
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Another maneuvre was of very great assist
ance to Col. Siegel, later in the evening, when
he was trying to gain the woods near Carthage.
Sy commanding his men to hoist their muskets
high over their heads while marching behind
a high bank, the rebels were deceived as to the
direction they were taking and were drawn in
to a kind of ambuscade, where they suffered
Gaining the woods near Carthage and dark
ness coming on, the rebels retreated, and Col.
Siegel, notwithstanding the great fatigue of his
men, took up his line of march for &rade, a
distance of twelve or fourteen miles, which he
reached in due season, and took refreshments,
and a good rest for his men.
We challenge anything in the history of the
wars of this country that will surpass this mas
terly retreat of Col. Siegel and his brave Ger
MPORTANT FOREIGN NEWS.
Great Fire in London Still Burning.
Disturbance in Naples.—Bourbon Com-
PLOT TO ASSASSINATE GARIBALDI.
Austria Declines to Accept the Hun-
NEW YORE, July 15. —The steamship Simile',
from Southampton on the 3d inst., arrived here
at 6 P. M. to-day. The steamship Bohemian ar
rived out on the Bd.
ENGLAND.—The great fire is still burning.
The new India loan of 4,000,000 pounds had
been introduced in Parliament. •
FRANCE.—The Patrie denies that Thouvenal
had received a deputation from Rome. The
Paterson family case had been decided, the ap
peal dismissed and the first judgment con
ITALY.—The Turin House of Deputies had
'voted the budget for 1861. Two Bourbon
committees had been discovered at Naples, and
500 muskets were seized. A plot to assassin
ate Garabaldi had also been discovered. The
Park says that disturbances have taken place
AUSTRIA.-It had been definitely resolved at
Cabinet Council not to accept the Hungarian
address. A royal rescript had been sent to the
Hungarian Diet, in which the address is stig
matised as disloyal and hostile to the rights of
the Crawn. The Diet was requested to alter
the form and contents of the address, and will
be dissolved if it refuges.
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