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HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 22;
LATEST FROM THE SOUTH,
The Engagement at the Mouth of the
The Vincennes and not the Preble
Said to be bunk.
REBEL DETAILS OF THE BATTLE ON
SANTA ROSA ISLAND.
Fiera a copy of the Richmond Enquirer, of the
15th in we ; extract the following items and
° 7+' • w ORLEANS, Oct. 14.
con. qpedition a. .trimander Hollins,
test'f the Illanasses,fim iron clad marine
bate&ing ram, with one 6 1 4-pound Dahigren
gun—the steamer Calhounithe flag ship) with
with one 24-pounder and two 18-pounder Dahl
gren guns—the steamer Ivey with an eight inch
-,mer Jackson, with
-the steamer I,lcßea,
on a pivot, four
th one eight-inch
tiler, rifled, and the
her near, the bow,
and cutting into her upwards of twenty feet.
Appalling shrieks were heard aboard the doomed
ship ; signal rockets were fired ; the enemy
beat to quarters, and a perfect iron hail fell
upon and around the Manasses,. during which
her machinery became deranged. The Tusca
rora and the Watson came up with five barques
which-had been cut loose and set adrift on the
When themorning came the fleet commenced
to pursue the retreating enemy, and a heavy
cannonading began, which lasted till eight
o'clock... Several shots struck the Richmond.
The shots from the Yankees were badly aimed,
as they did not touch one of our vessels. When
the tiring ended the fleet returned to the city,
with the prize Schooner Joseph H: Toone, leaded
with coal, and which had been deserted during
the night. A largWpiantity of lumber, which
had been intended for the construction of a for
tification at the head of the Passes, was burned.
Naw ORLEANS, Oct. 14.—The prizes captured
were the Joseph H. Toome, and launch belong
ing to the Federal steamer Richmond, which
latter was laden with cutlasses.
The vessel sunk was not the Preble, but the
Three vessels of our expedition arrived on
FROM. RENSACOLANTERR3T/Nia CORILIWPONiENCIA
Phu voserver was received on the
14th instant, at Augusta, Georgia. A dispatch
says :—"The Observer contains the correspon
dence between Col. Brown, in command at Fort
Pickens and Gen. Bragg commander of the
Confederate forces at Pensacola, relative to the
hospital:at the Navy Yard. Col. Brown : says
he notices a large yellow flag on the building in
the line of his batteries, and says it may be used
as a protection for the Confederate troops ; and
gives notice to Gen. Bragg to have all the wo
men, children and sick removed.
Gen. Bragg replies that the building now
used as a hospital has always been used as such,
and he inteaue to coutinu o use it for that pm
pose. lie will rt..pect Col. Brown's hospital,
even though the federal guns are directed to the
destruction of the Confederate hospital. Gen.
Bragg says he will hold Col. Brown responsible
before the world for any injury to his hospital.
The fleet off Santa Rosa consists of three fri
gatesand a small steamer.
TSB BATTLE OF SANTA ROSA ISLAND
The Pensacola coriespondent of the Augusta
Ga.) Constitutionalist furnishes the following
CAMP STEILENS, PENSACIOLA, FLA..,
October 9, 1861.
At length we have had an opportunity of be
ing relieved from our state of "masterly inacti
vity," and of measuring arms with the enemy
near this place.
During last night, an expedition, composed
of detachments of several confederate compa
nies and regiments, set out for Santa Rosa Is
land, fouge,purpose_ of breaking up the en
campinftWthenotorious Billy Wilson and his
celebratEditirislehaves, who had taken a posi
tion on the Tslandm
Earlyrn.theeviming, Colonel Jackson visited
our camp; ,and,-inforked us that he required one
hundred and our regiment (the Fifth
Georgiiilispeaferin a very important service—
twenfftalikrom the Clinch Rifles, and nine
teen frorilnhe Irish Volunteers. Every man
who was willing to volunteer was requested to
shoulder arms—and every man came to a shoul
der. The Captains of the companies were then
requested to pick out the required number—
which was done.
These were taken from the Clinch Rifles,
Irish volunteers, Cuthbert Rifles and McDuffie
rifles ; and were under the command of Lieu
tenant Hallonquist, formerly of the United
States army. Lieutenant Day, of the Clinch
Rifles, being the junior officer, was on the left,:
but that wing arrived too late to take part in
Colonel Jackson' accompanied the expedition,
and the entire force, which consisted of about
twelve hundred men, was under command of
About two o'clock this morning we landed
on the island, and. marched about five miles
through the enemy's lines, and into his camp,
which we completely destroyed, burning up his
tents, &c., and killing his sentinels as we pro
The Zouaves were taken almost completely
by surprise, but as soon as they recovered,
fought desperately ; at times, however, they
acted rather cowardly ; but, upon the whole,
gave us somo pretty warm work. We finally
succeeded in driving them into Fort Pickens,
killing quite a number of them, taking some
thirty or forty prisoners and a lot of camp
equippage and other trophies.
Some of our men have brought away money,
hats, caps, guns, swords, pistols, and pieces of.
Our men acted with , great coolness and bra
very, and, having accomplished the object of
our mission, we returned to the main land. As
we did so, we found that the balance of the re
giment was advancing to reinforce us, but find
ing us coming back, they also returned to the
Our loss has been very severe. Among the killed
are Lieut. L. A. Nelms, of the McDuffle Rifles,
of Warrenton, and aid to. Col. Jackson ; Joseph
H. Adams, and Fred. Cook, of the Clinch Rifles;
and J. Stanton, of the Irish Volunteers.
Among the wounded are the following :—N.
Rice, of the Clinch taes, shot in the arm; Wm.
H. smith, of the same company, shot in the
shoulder; I. H. Harris, of the same company,
shot on the right ear.
I will send you, the casualties in the. Irish
Volunteers as soon as I can obtain them. They
have one killed and two wounded. The Clinch
Irish Volunteers, and McDefile Rifles,
faced the front all the time. .
James Gorman, of the, Volunteers, captured
one prisoner ; J. S. Harris, of the Clinch Ithlea,
is set down for two of Abe's dead men, and
several others for the same, and for burning
the enemy's camp and provender. The Lusu
who shot Neims was also made to bite the dust
by one of our *own men.
Too much cannot be said in. praise of the
officers and men ; and the only . regret is, that
some'of our men were taken prisoners by the .
enemy. Such•is the fate of war, and we must
expect, while often successful, to have the cup
of victory dashed with the bitters of adversity.
Yours truly, GEORGIA.
The following extracts are from private let-:
tern received from volunteers at Pensacola :
"We killed about one hundred of therm and
lost heavily in killed and wounded on our side,
bus Ido not know the exact number. We also
took some thirty or forty prisoners. •
"One of our men got three hundred arid forty
dollars in cash ; Win. E. M' Coy took a pin from
one of the enemy ; another took the Zouave
Major's hat; others took coats, hats; caps,
swords, a fine pair of navy pistols; one of our
captured a tine German silver horn.
fleet started from
leading the. way.
it, and the )4.anas-
"Ben Bolt—son of Judge Bolt—is missing ;
we think he has been taken prisoner.
"The whole regiment was anxious to partici
pate, and were about crossing over to the island
this morning, when they met the expedition in
returning, and all came back together. Oil:"
"We set out, and before daylight were landed
on Santa Rosa Island, among. Billy Wilson's
Zouaves, away below, and marched five imiles,
fighting several battles before we got off the
Island—losing several men from the regiment
c , I never did see so calm a set of Bien
in my life as last night. We killed the Federal
sentinels all the way up, and took the enemy
by surprise. I was by General Anderson's side,
and fired, by his orders, more than a dozen
teats—among them the commissariat ; We also
burnt up two hundred barrels of flour, several
bales of hay, and many other articles.
I killed two of .A.be's men and took two pri
soners, while burning the camp. Jim Gorman,
of the Irish Volunteers, took one. Barney Ha
ney is a bruiser, and Lieut_ Joseph Cummings
is as good a man as you'll want to find. Gen.
Anderson goes in for destroying rattier? than
killing. By mistake we had some of our men
killed by their comrades.
We laid down to lire, and many times the
sand flew.in our faces by the balls striking the
ground. I claim the honor of killing the man
that killed Nelms. Two of us fired at the same
time, but I, am satisfied that my shot took effect.
Troth, 1,4 Wad howl the aqUi4e7 OrtTG.'”2
following items :
BIG GuNs.—Quite a. number of these useful
and ornamental articles of national housekeep
ing were, yelterday being conveyed from the
Richmond and Danville depot to a point in .the
upper section of the city. Some personspr.e
tend to believe that these frequent movements
of artillery are intended to affect ulthnately
the peace of mind of the Yankees, but they are,
of course, prejudiced in their opinion.s.
ARRIVAL OF YANKEE ZOUAVES.—Twelve!Yan
kee prisoners, members of the Eleventh New
York (Zouave)regiment, wereyesterday brought
to this city lay the York River Railroad, .from
the;Peninsula. They were captured on Satur
day last, while on a foraging expedition. The .
prisoners, who are said to belong to Ellsworth's
are, perhaps, the most villainous and
rascally looking soldiers ever offered as food for
gunpowder. They were properly secured..
PERSONAL.—Judge Monroe, late of Kentucky,
has reached our city, and is quartered at the
Spotswood House. The venerable Judge is
lineally related to the eminent statesman of
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.—We have been re
quested to state that the original underground
railroad to Maryland has resumed its trips, with
every prospect of prcnterrupted success. It will
CONDITION OF GENERAL Wisz.—Gen. Wise,
we regret to say, is considered to be growim ,
worse. His condition is no regarded as critical
DEATH OF A NEPHEW OF WIL H. SEWAIM:
The Enquirer says :---Calvin Huson, Esq., one
of the civilians captured at the battle of Ma
nassas, died yesturdi*ruicining of typhoid fe
ver, at the resrbriiiie;:of our citizens,' to
which he was "ed several days ago, with the
consent of GeneiaViliyhider. Mr. Huson had
been ill since early"' in September, and received
every necessary attention, not only from' the
prison authorities, but from M. Ely, also a
prisoner, whose competitor he was as the Dem
ocratic candidates for the United States Con
gress from the Rochester District
Mr. Huson was formerly prosecuting attorney
and married a niece of William
H. Seward. Hiiremains will be interred at
Hollywood Cemetery this afternoon.
Colonel Gorgas, of the Ordinance Department,
has called for the delivery of saltpetre at vari
ous points,, for which thirty five cents per pound
willl be paid. •
The Enquirer has the following despatches :
PENSACOLA, October 13.—A party, consisting
of Captain Butler and wife, Mr. Peckard and
wife, and Mr. Gillett Lutt, and probably oth
ers, escaped to Fort Pickens on Friday evening
last under false pretences. • -
The United States vessels off here have their
colors at half mast.
The Norfolk Day Book, of the 14th, has 'the
following account of the Chincoteague affair:—
We learn. that an unsuccessful' attempt was
made last Friday week, by a party of federals,
to land a force at Chincoteague, 'on the eastern
shore, for the purpose of destroying a vessel on
the stocks that was nearly completed. They
came up in the steamboat, and a portion of
them effected a landing, but they found to their
cost that a force had gathered there to give
them a welcome.
Captain Fletcher, a militia officer in that
vicinity, had gathered some of his boys, with
their duck guns and fowling pieces, and with
these means; they attacked the vandals, who
sought shelter in the ship yird behind the
frame of the vessel. But, notwithstanding
this, they were so roughly handled by tits
Eastern Shoremen, that fifteen of them name
in for their allotment of land in Virginia, be
sides a considerable number carried off from
the scene of action, wounded. They were
SALTPETRE OATLED FOR
ESCAPED TO FORT PICKENS
FEDERAL ATTACK ON THE EASTERN SHORN
finally :driven off, and 'effected their escape to
the steamer, amidst a shower of balls from
Captain Fletcher's men, who then determined
to burn the vessel-themselves; and did so ac
cordingly. :.:. • . .
DENIAL OF Mg 'atirissia OF ' THII NASHVILLE
The Enquirer `• has the following important
paragraph: • = •
Some of our. Southern exchanges announce
the sailing froth i Charleston—and consequently
the breaking of the blockade-- of the Confed
erate States steamship Nashville for Europe,
having on board Messrs. Mason and Slidell,
our Ministers to England and France. We
have the very; best authority for , saying that
the Nashyillels stillin, .Char/eston harbor, and
our Ministers - didmit sag in that ves§el.
From our Morning Edition
INTERESTING FROM GENERAL
A Gallant Reconnoisatrae to Leesburg,
OUR FORCES IN. POSSESSION OF ED
Contradiction of False Reports
THE " 'DE P A RTMENT OF THE WEST
An Investigation Comamitttee in Session.
Great Irregularity and Extravagance
GEN, FREHONT TO BE TRANSFERRED
TO BONE OTHER BUTT.
DECISION IN TILE A.CCORMICK REAPER
WASSINGTON, Oct. 21.
The.folloWing is a telegram from Gen. Stone's
command to head quarters here :
EDWARD'S FERRY Oct 21. 2 —This morning at
one co'clock five companips of the Fifteenth
14fassachusetts crossed the river at Harrison's
Island at day, break. They had proceeded to
within rniiA . .9/1 , a. half of Leesburg without
.14.4. ting the enemy.' They - stur - hem - on; sup , .
ported•by the remainder of the regiment and
part , of the Twentieth.
A gallant recomioisance' was made early this
morning by Maj. Mix; of Col. Van Allen's cav
alry, and Capt. Stuart, A. A. G., from Edward's
Ferry 'toward' Leesburg with thirty cavalry.
They came On the 14th Mississippi regiment
and -received their fire at thirty-five yards and
returned it with their pistols and fell back in
order, bringing in one prisoner. We have pos
session of the Virginia side of Edward's Ferry.
Additional accounts say up to three o'clock
to-day, Stone had held his own satisfactorily
, there, though his comparatively small force
upon the Island are engaged with some four
thousand of the enemy. •
Aoubsequent dispatch received late this af
ternoon says that Gen. Evans, of the rebel
forces, has four field and three pieces masked
and:about four thousand men. A prisoner who
.was taken mentions he has four thousand iebel
troops and expects reinforcements.
Gen. Stone at that time believed he could oc
cupy Leesburg to-day and hold it. The dis
patch is dated Edward's Ferry.
The statement of the Boston fournal of the
17th, that letters of credit for twelve millions
lixuads sterling or nearly sixty millions dollars
have been sent to Europe by government agents
to purchase army woolens is regarded as another
evidence of exaggerations which sometimes oc
cur and cause mischief.
On. careful inquiry, it= is found that the sum
of four hundred thousand dollars was sent, and
four hundred thousand more is to be sent in
thirty. days, in all less than one million of dol
to secure clothes to be made up in this
country, to meet the pressing wants of our sol
diers in the field, until our own manufacturers
can supply the goods now so Much needed..
It was a wise precaution on the part of the
Government officers whose duty it is to know
that the soldiers are provided for, that the
greatest care was exercised in the selection of
agents to execute the order. George P. Smith,
Esq., formerly of Pittsburg; a gentienian of un
blemished character and large experience as a
merchant, was requested by the Department to
aid Col. Thomas in selecting- and purchasing
material, which he does without compensation
for services, but solely to assist the Government
from the best and most patriotic motives.
The policy of the Secretary of War in sup
porting home manufacture' when it is possible
to be done without positive Injury to • the ser
vice, has been so frequently exercised in a prac
ticable shape for the benefit of our manufactur
ers, that no question can arise in this case.
In connection with the fact that payment
has been suspended of debts created in the de
partment of the west, it is proper to state that
the Investigation COmmittee appointed by Con
gress to inquire into all contracts, and now in
session in St. Louis, have in their examination
discovered greatiiiegilarity and extravagance
in the publiC expenditures.
In view of all
Ole circumstances it is apparent
the administration will yield to the necessity of
completely reorgan id n g the entire department
to accomplish which Geri. Fremont will be
transferred or assigned to some oilier ditty.
fttam tinting fita.
./Taving procured Steam Power Pressea, we are prepar
ed to execute JOB add 8008 PRINTING of every descrip
tion, cheaper than It can be done at any other establish'.
ment in the country.
/Kir Four lines or less constitute one-half square. Eight
lines or more than four constitute a square.
Half Fquare, one day
one month... ,
" three months
" six months..
OneiSquare, one day
' t' , l cc
tt one year,,...... 15 00
.!-2.4eiir- Business notiees inserted in the Local Column, or
before Marrigcs and Deaths, FIVE CENTS PER LINE for
Marrigee and Deaths to be charged as regular ad
The President and his constitutional advisers
are determined that that department of the
service shall he managed with prudence so far
as they have and can exercise the power to con
While the steps necessary to be taken may
affect the standing or position of some few in
dividuals, it is considered better that such
changes should be made, rather than the great
interests at stoke should suffer by hesitation or
inaction on the part of the government.
The Commissioner of Patents has decided on
McCormick application for the extension of his
reaper patent of 1847, first, that the invention
is one of great utility and importance to the
public. Second, that the sums already received
by McCormick, and the sums he is entitled to
recover from infringements, together amount to
an adequate remuneration and 'therefore the
patent should not be extended.
Parties residing in the State of New York,
and opposing the extension, were represented
by Judge Dewitt C. Lawrence and - Robert N.
Fenwich, of WAshington city.
The last official despatches from Europe,
are more than usually satisfactory, though
our ministers abroad have discovered many
schemes of the Southerners to run the block
The following deaths of Pennsylvania sol
diers are announced as having occurred yester
day in the hospitals here :—Geo. Motzer; Fourth
Pennsylvania regiment; E. R. Darlington,
Ninth ; Barney Sullivan, Thirteenth ; William
Campbell, Fifth. Also, W. T. Estelle, of the
New Jersey Cavalry_
Several vessels from below arrived here this
morning, ha.ving passed the rebel batteries in
the night, uninjured. No less than sixty ves
sels have arrived safely since the batteries were
first opened. It is the impression in well in
formed quarters that the Potomac will be en
tirely opened by the end of the week ; and
that, after that, passing vessels will be un
The steam packets Chamberlin and Seymour,
from Philedelphia, with mercantile,cargoes, ar
rived yesterday morning. They were shot at
as they passed the rebel batteries, but suffered
no damage, it being in the night.
LATER FROM KANSAS.
Burning of the Town of Humbolt
by the Rebels.
Tne Records and Papers of the 11. S.
Land Office Destroyed,
WAGONS AND OXEN FOR FREMONT
The Conserweive, of this city, has advicePthat
the town of liumbolt, Kansas, has been tot dly
burned by the secessionists from the Indian
country. It is thought probable that, the rec
cords and paliers of the U. S. Laud Office were
- The nepuoncan state tict,..6 it, formed without
regard to political principles. The last Legis
lature having failed to provide for an'election
in the coming November, it is claimed by those
opposed to the movement, that the present in
cumbents hold over till January, 1863.
Two hundred wagons and one thousand yoke
of oxen have been sent to Fremont's command
within the past week.
The steamer Florence arrived here this morn
ing from St. Louis, having come through un
LATER FROM MISSOURI.
Reported Retreat Price Towards
CONTINUED SUCCESS OF THE FED
Lexington Retaken by the U. S. Troops.
THE FIGHT NEAR LEBANON.
Major Lcott, of General Sigel's staff, who left
Warsaw yesterday, says that definite and satis
factory information had been received at Sigel's
camp that the rebels under General Price had
broken up their camp in Cedar county, where
he arrived last Sunday week, and where it was
said he would make a stand and give battle,
and continued their retreat towards the Arkan
JEFFERSON Crry, Oct. 20.—Major Milne, of
the First Missouri scouts, arrived here to-day
on the steamer Sioux City, and reports that on
the 16th, one hundred and fifty of his regiment,
under Major White, surprised the rebel garrison
at Lexington and recaptured the place and all
the sick and wounded, together with a quantity
of guns, pistols, and other articles which the
rebels threw away in their flight. Two pieces
of cannon, which were in the fort, were also
The Sioux City brought down about one hun
dred of our sick and wounded, among them
Colonels White and Grover, who are slowly re
The rebel garrison numbered three hundred.
The condition of Lexington is reported as de
plorable. Portions of the town have been
stripped of everything, and many of the inhab
itants are actually suffering for the necessaries
Roma., Mo.,Oct. 20.—The capture of Lynn
Creek is confirmed. The place was surround
ed on the 14th by Major Wright's cavalry, the
same that routed the rebels near Lebanon, and
a company of rebels under Capt. Robbins and a
number of other prisoners, including the Sheriff
of the county were taken. A rebel captain and
lieutenant were killed in the affair near , Leba
non, and Lieut. Col. Somers taken prisoner.—
All the prisoners taken at both places, seventy
four in number, have arrived here.
Sr. Louis, Oct:. 20. —Work on the fortifications
has not been suspended, and no order to that
effect was ever issued.
S r . LOUIS, Oct. 20.—1 n the skirmish near
Lebanon, on the 13fh, between two companies
of Major Wright's cayalry and about 400 rebels,
previously reported, the latter lost 62 killed and
18 wounded, 4 mortally, and 36 were taken
prisoners. Major Wright's loss was only one
killed and a few wounded.
DISCONTINUANCE OF THE PONY EXPRESS
ATCHISON, Mo., Oct 19.
Orders have beenissued by the President of
Pikes Peak Express company at this place to
stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as
the California line is completed, which will pro
bably be early next week. It is _therefore ;pro
bable that not more than one pony will run.
RA IES uF AUV EIATISING
SYEACUSS, MO., Oct. 20