Pennsylvania daily telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1857-1862, February 15, 1862, Image 2

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,Forever Moat that atatidaitt ihaet
♦V here breathe* the foe but lathe before u*
VV .1 reettotn i i son beneath our fret,
h.. ervegleinars ItiaUner streaming o'er us
Saturday Afternoon, February' 15,1862.
The envious and the ambitious citizens 01
other states., who failed to get all they asked
from the War Department during Gen. Cam
eron's energetic and most vigorous , control of
that Department, satisfied theirdisappointmerkt
by declaring that Gen. Cameron was unduly
impressed with the claims of people from Penn- .
sylvania, and thetefore partially ferreted every
applicant from this state. On the other band.
a elites cf men in this state, equally spiteful and
vindictive with those citizens of the other states
:who could not all be accommodated; are busy
eirculating: the falsehood that Gen. Canter=
had fgnored this claims of many Pennsylvanians
who were applicants for position, and that he
bad utterly ignored the claims of the friends of
Gov. Curtin. Iu one respect, these asserthms
are almost too contemptible for notice, but as
we have a personal pride in preserving the cor
. iectness of history, and deem it the .perform
, ance of a noble duty to vindicate an upright
and patriotic fellow citizen and public servant,
we cannot refrain from alluding to these charges
in detail, for the purpose of adducing stkch facts
as will at once prove to the country and these
interested, that there is neither truth or suffi
cient circumstances connected with- the trans
actions alluded to, in the least'either to impair
the public confidence in Gen. Cameron or to
fasten on him the reproach whiclitheee charges
seek to create. With respect to the appoint-
manta from Pennsylvania, no ono ucquainted
witt,Lher forces in the field, will deny that she
Waß clitiffefi to - A large 13uttrz ui uue appum......5
in the army ; and while the fact of her superior
, . kneels patent, it is also as well established by the
army records that Pennsylvania has less corn
, ,missioned officers by the appointment of the
War• Department, than those states-which con
-tribute& less force in the ranks of Ihe federal
army. The pattiottbm of our citizens did not
show itself in seiges around the War Depart
ment, clamoring for position and patronage. It
was developed on the Potomac in patient,watol.-
ei; ardent disciplme and stern deyotion. It is
to late, thereto* to indulge the charge that
the.lateSecretaty of War practiced partiality
'in reference to his appointments, or that Penn
sylvania had received more than her sharp.—
"' ;
,while Gen. Cameron WAS never forgetful of
the claims of, e people with whom a;1 his inter
estsfire identified, and among whom are clus
• tend his most sacred memories and affections,
he was bully impressed wish the fact that he
• was at the head of a department in which the
whole country was equally interested, and to
the patronage and recognition of which no man
,hiti a, prior right, or a superior claim.
While on this subject, it is appropriate that
we Should allude to another feature of these
falsehoods in regard to Gen. Cameron's bestow
• al of appointments as the Secretary of War. It
• is asserted by the dissatisfied people who claim
to be citizens of Pennsylvania, that Gen. Cam-
eroti overlooked the claims of the people of
his state and that he had actually ignored
the friends of Governor Curtin. The charge
that the people of this state were ignored,
. is well balanced by the co-ordinate charge
• that they had been permitted to monopolize
the patrenage• of the War Department; while
the no less contemptible charge that Gen.
Cameron had utterly neglected the friends of
• Gov. Curtin, is refuted by the real facts of the
case in this particular. Perhaps some may
object to an allusion to these matters, but al
most any fastidiousness can be overcome when
•it is necessary is establish the truth,.and there
fore we have no hesitation in writing that, in
stead of the iriends of Gov. Curtin having been
neglected, they were most liberally provided
for., A brother Al the accomplished and pa
triotic wife of the Executive was appointed to
Tiletitentuicy—two of the Governor's cousins
0,14 to, liefntenancies, while's third cousin, the
gallantlrvin Gregg, was made a captain. These
facts do not wear the aspect of neglect to the
friends of Gov. Curtin, nor do we allude to them
to show that these appointments were un
worthily bestowed. They were recognized by
Om Cameron as fit to be made, and the men
thus commissioned came from the ranks, where
each bad earned his title to promotion.
Dining Gen. Cameron's control of the War
Department, the appointments were made from
the minks. When the struggle with the re
bellion was inaugurated, a struggle almost as
fierce commenced for military position, so that
the Secretary of War was compelled to adopt
some rule to control the confusion by which he
was surrounded. That rule insisted on a promo
tion being made froni the yanks, and in com
,, Roaace with it, the appuintmcrits to, fill vacan
.. siesta ;he army were mainly made from the
: - ranks of the three months' volunteers—from
the men %who dared to bare their, Wieornii to the
first Atorbatbat tremon Wowed, against their
country. .Tbe retultof such action hmteen to
MI the, army tidth 'the very braveo 'of' the
young men of the countrS. Those .w.l4coni
plain against these appointments are iliose who
seek any flimsey excuse to exonerate them
from the disgrace of standing aloof from this
glorious struggle--while the other tricksters
who seek to create the impression that Gen.
Cameron had overlooked the friends of Gover
nor Curtin, are of course ignorant of the recurd,
as such very honorable and high minded gen
tleman could not possibly be guilty of an un
truth. This is our charitable style of apology
for the falsehoods of these men in this par
JOEIN C. BRECKINELLIKIII, one of the meanest
scoundt els and most unholy hypocrites and trai
tors concerned in the slave-holder's rebellion,
has started the cry that he is opposed to re
construction on any principle, compromise or
understanding. He advocates the dictrineof the
"Georgia conclave, who advise the peopb3 of the
south to burn their towns, ravage their fields,
immolate their wives and children, and die.
ighting against the federal power, rather than
yield to a compromise or submit to a s,ettle
niedt. The objects of such nilhi here, from the
initiation of the rebellion, based on a purpote to
rule or ruin. The southern masses were first
angered by the assertions of such men as,Breck
inridge, that the south had suffered and was
still suffering by a union with the northern or
free states—that the southern were the most pow
erful and valiant of all the states of the Union,
and t., at therefore they should renounce their
allegiance to tbe federal government, erect a
government such as would answer their pur
pose of progress and development, in the suc
cess of which the south must, as they asserted,
eventually reach a glory and a greatness such
as no other student or modern nation ever
attained. Results have proven the weakness
and utter imbecility of the masses of the south.
The valor which they boasted is fast oozing
from the ends of their fingers ; the chivalry in
which they gloried will not stand the contact of
the unheralded and unassuming freemen of the
free states ; and thus left in the most pitiful
plight in which burglars or common thieves
could be placed, the leaders of the mobs in the
south now declare that they will submit to no
compromise or acknowledge no settlement
,whatever of the differences between the loyal
and the rebel states. So far as a compronilse is
concerned, such a tender will never be made to
such men as John U. Breckinridge. He begins
to appreciate this fact, and therefore seeks to
draw down on tho entire south, the ruin, the
disgrace and the Utter desolation which are im
pending for himself.
The inconsistency and desperatim of the
leading traitors are daily more palpably ex-
Whited. At first they declared to the world
that they-did not seek to destroy the American
Union. What they aimed at was the redress
of certain specifio.and grievious wrongs, there
by the vindication of the south, and thus se
cure their just recognition of the power and in
fluence of the Union. When it was imagined
that more than this could be wrested from the
ways issIME relit:Rug - Lral -
tors boldly avowed their determination, not
only to usurp the power of the " old govurn
ment," but to destroy the old Union. Slavery
was prolaimed the essential element of all gov
ernment in its relation to labor, and less than
this exclusive investment of power in the
hands of the still more exclusive aristocratic
classes of the south, would not be acknowledged
by that chivalry of whom Breckinridge profess
es to be the type and leader, and who are now
imparting vehemence and malignancy to this
rebellion. The failure of these purposes, how
, ever, has unmasked the real design of the true
southern traitor. Discovering that he is the
unequal of the loyal northern freeman, and
beholding also that his doom is approaching,
such men as Breckinridge seek to stir the row+,
es of the south to a new phrenzy, in order, if
possible to impart a fresh vigor to the rebel
lion.. But this trick will fail. These contests
in the trenches of the south, will never occur,
simply because tliftmasses ate weary of rebel
lion. . These facta constitute the dreary reflec
tions of the leaders of rebellion, and hence they
seek the utter destruction of this country, the
. nitore efrectually to hide own crimes and
secure their own escape. - The plan, as have
been all the other plans of these knaves, is
bound to fail. , ,
entations of . Jeremiah are doleful, but they are
cheerful and animating compared with the lam
entations of the traitors. Their souls are heavy
with sorrow ; their eyes rain copious floods of
tears; they , refuse to be' Comforted, because a
cloud is above their heads and a shadow lays
darkly on their path. The sacred soil of the
south has been polluted by the vandal hordes
of the north. Horrible! horrible !! horrible ! I !
Immense armies are swooping down upon the
devoted confederacy. Foreign powers look in
differently on ; the
Goth is at the gates of Rome,
and there is none to stay his murderous hand
=none to beat him back and preserve the
porches and palaces of the imperial city from
his tramp and pollution. Visions of slaughter
and pillage, of rape and arson, haunt the disor
dered and distracted- aristocracy of the south
They sea with their mind's eye, the oppressor
'of the soil of the south, bearing down upon
them like birds of prey, with "lust in his eye,
poverty in his purse, and hell in hie heart."
The aristocratic and no longer chivalrous heart
of the south, sickens at the contemplation of
the desolating march of :'the grervy mechan
ics" of the north. Alas for the eud of these
lamentations ! Alas for the injured and de
jected south ! Now, or never, is the time for
the pekoe men to interpose and save their op
pressed fellow citizens of the south. A month's
delay may subject rebeldom to a treatment and
a scourge which will effectually , change these
lamentations to real notes of rejoicing on the
triumph of right.
AT A REVIEW IN Naw ORLEANS one b lan k
ment, officered by negroes, appeared in the line
f march. The New Orleans papers proudly -re
cord the fact that no invidious distinction was
made between the white and black soldiers, as
they passed the crowd of spectators. .-of•courte
not, as they were-then on their way to battle..
dittintion will occur as they
the fight, Whe4 t will again be established by
matter and slave.
The War in Tennessee.
Reinforcements to the Rebels Out Off
CHICAGO, Feb.-14-
The following is a special despatch to the
Tribune office:
Feb: 13, 12 o'clock, r.
Fort Donelson is invested by our troops.
Our lines are formed from tight to left, and
from north to south, ne.►riy surrounding the
fort. Heavy cannonading and skirmishing has
been going on since half-past seven o'clock,
n. Owing to the extent of the action, but lit
tle can be learned of the result. I have heard
that a Captain in Company I, Seventh -Regi
ment, has been killed.
Gantt.* McClenand's Divisions is operating
on the right. General Smith on the left. We
have had but one gunboat to play upon
the fort until just within the last half hour,
when other gunboats are firing on thi3 fort.
The force within the breastwork iifestimated
at about fifteen thousand, from -the best in
liernrateertients Cut Off.
No reinforcetnents can now arrive to the Ce
bols, as all communication is cut off. •
It is now thought that their left redoubt has
fallen into our hands. - :
All the officers are acting with great valor,
exhibiting a f , arlessaess highly
,croditable to
our Western army. -
General GRANT and staff have been !iglu:
along the lines all the morning; `regardiesti of
the grape that is being ahowered in every
Feb. 13, 8 o'clock, P. M.—The cannonading
skirmish has continued briskly all day, but has
lately been disc. ontinued. A. considerable 11110:1-
her have been 'wounded on both skiek. The
Twenty•fifth Indiana, which rushed boldly pp
to the enti:enclunents, had,du3iOg thd day 110
of the men wounded—all slightly.
The Seventh Illinois and Seventh lowa, who
have been close to the enemy's fire, have also
lost some men., Among the killed. is c.iptain
Wendell, of Company I, Seventh Illinois, and
Colonel illlorrison, of the Forty , :uinth
is wounded..
Berge's sharpshooters have done good. ser
vice. They baye kept several of . :ths enemy's
guns idle by picking off the cannoneers as 'fast
as theY appeared at the guns.
Captain Birak, with a company of. cavalry,
went around to the left bank of the river this
afternoon, reports that the gunboat Carotid°let.
received a ten-inch ball through her casemates,
which wounded eight men, but did not injure
the boat materially. Captain Walker, of the
Carondolet, says that he has dismounted three
of the enemy's river guns. The other gun
boats had not arrived up to six o'clock, P. se.
The enemy's rifle shots and .the grape has
been flying thick and fast about here all day.
Some six shots struck around Gen. grant and
his staff, this afternoon, while they were riding
alo❑g the lines. One bullet hit one of the
horses of the body guard near by. The fort
will be stormed in two days if not surrendered
Our men have driven back the enemy in
every instance. Generals Pillow, Floy .1, John
ston and Buckner are said to be here.
One of our companies hEu3 been within seven
ty-five yards of the enemy's entrenchments.
CHICAGO, Feb. 15.
A special dispatch to the Journal dated two
miles from Fort Donnelson, 14th, says the at
tack commenced at o'clock yesterday morn
ing by the land forces under Giant, Smith and
The fort is surrounded by bigh t steep bills,
heavily wooded, and protected by two redoubts, ,
trench and rifle pits. The rebels gave battle .
from their intrenchments outside the fort.
They were driven in after a severe battle, and
considerable loss to both sides.
Our troops hold two of the rebel bp.tteries
ouiside of the fort.
Out los3 le probably about forty-five killed,
and a hundred tud fifty to two hundred
Eight thousand troops and four gunboat§
arrived last night. Battle will be resumed
Account 'of -the Battle' Through
. •-'Hebei,Soul•cetik
A NaShvilletelegraia-di - thit 12th'tiaYit,
dispatches received-frorn•Cumberland city, this
evening, states that one of the Federal gas
boats appeared in sight of Fort Don.ilsvn this
morning,. about ten o'c ock, and opened fire
without iojto yr. The Fort returned the fire,
and the gents:At retired.
The F' derals have landed in force, and a
battle with light artillery commenced this
It is reported that the federal forces is 10,000
to 12 000.
When the steamer left for Cumberland city
the battle was raging. We have no particu
lars. Feb.: 13 —A despatch dated fort
Donelson to-day at 11 o'clock, states that the
firing of artilldrylxrdriglitiedildit morning be
fore a!layisepd had continued unceasingly up
to that time.
A number of pieces are rapidly firing, but the
.kyeWat•A distinee all along
the line.
2.46 P. Y. —The firing has ceased, probably
that .the eueinyLcr y 'change I positions. We
have so far reindied thttenh at' every point
on our line. _
Our loss is mill. ,t •
The federal gunboats retired, and we think
that Pier are save] inpfred;
The day is almostiWstand•we still bold our
own. We have repulsed the enemy and driv
en back their) gtmboats; :and whipped them by
land and water.
lie - still lies around: probably to attack us
to-morrow again. Our loss is not great, while
that'of the enem' is heaVy.
We have had lively fighting and heavy can
nonading all around the line all day.
We have re , ulved the enemy everywhere,
and we are satiEfied that we have injured their
gunboats materially.
::Oar lineriate.intreticlied all around:.
The Rebel Commissioners in England.
They offer Free Trade, Emancipa
tion and the Abolishment of the
Slave Trade in return for Recog
The Recognftion question in Par
• New Yomt, Feb. 13.
The steamer Asia has anived, bringing
Queenstown dates of the 2(1 inst.
The Write Suniter was'stilPat Gibraltar.
Rams, Feb. 2nd.--Tne Independence Belge
asserts that th Southern Commissioners have
informed the English government, that in re
turn for the regognition of the S'onthern Con
federacy, they would establish absolute free
trade for fifty yearsciabOlish the external slave
traffic, emancipate all the blacks born after the
recognition. These offers will, however, not
determine Lord Palmerston to abandon the
policy of neutrality.
The proposition of Mr. Gregory for the re
cognition of the South . will, be discussed soon
fter the opening of the Parliament ; but, after
an exciting debate, its rejection is expected.
LONDON, Feb. 1.--Conols 921a93.
Duo Almonte, the Mexican minister, had ar
rived at 'filed°, audbeen received by the Arch
Duke mi I lian.
The Austrian Gazelle mentions the re-ap
pointment of the Arch Dukg Maximillian as
Commodore of the Austrian Navy, and contra
dicts the scheme ; to. place him on the throne o
BOMBAY, Jan. 13.—The exportation of salt
petre from India, except to British ports, is
prohibited. . .
A large gold field biti3 'been - discovered in
southern Mabiatta
LONDON, Feb. I.—A letter from Earl Russell
prohibiting the use of British ports to either
belligerents, is published. ,
The port of Nassau and other ports of the
Bahama Islands are especially mentioned,—
When the vessel ' s
are driven in by stress of
weather provisions may be supplied, but only
such quantity of coal as may be sufficient to
take the vessel to the nearest port in their own
country, No second , supply to be, allowed to
the same I/email - Aire - same port within a period
of three months. It is presumed that this will
stop the proceedings of the Tuscarora and
Nashville at Southampton..
It is rumored that under the pressure frown
American shipmasters at Marseilles, the Ameri
can Consul at that port bad sent a request that
the Tuscarora should go to the Mediteranean
for the protection of toe shipping against the
Snorter, which continued at Giberaltar at the
latest dates. There is no confirmation of her
reported naval engagement with another ves
sel. It is believed that the Nashville has been
ordered to quit Southampton.
At,the annual meeting of the Manchester
Chamber of Commerce, the American question
claimed great attention. Strict neutrality was
generally strongly urged. A proposition
that the ,Chamber should open, a conference
with'the New York Chamber of Coinmerce in
the interests of peace, met with approval.
The steamer Etna had reached Liverpool
from Holyhead. ...Her cargo is reported as
not damged by the accident that crippled
the steamer. It was being transferred to
the Edinburg, which vessel would probably sail
on the second or third inst.
Lrvempoox. Feb. lst.—The ootten sales to
day were 5,000 bales, closing steady and un
changed. Speculators and exporters took 2,000
bales. Breadstuffs quiet and steady. Provi
sions quiet.
Losnmr, Feb. Central shares 43}
®43 discount. Erie shares 29®29,1.
Haves, Jan. 30.—Cotton sales of the week,
11,500 bales, closing quiet and steady. Stock
in port 116,000 bales.
Another Brilliant Victory
13 Rebels Killed 3.7 Commissioned
Officers, and 45 Privates Captured.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Opened to Hancock.
, •CumßEwheitii, Mn:; Feb. 14
General lAnder, made a forced march on
Thursday night, anti:wising and breaking up a
rebel o-im'p at , Illoonaery Gap,--kili[ng thirteen
rebels and capturing seventeen.,,nornmissioned
officers and forty-five privates, and losing but
two men-and six horses.-
He led timattuk.iniserilonktkitheiheadmfAiie
First Virginias:regiment of cavalry.
11bia 610 ens MalanWitte and Ohio railtoad
to Hancock again.
Condition of the Federal Prisoners
at Columbia, S. C.
Suppression of Another Traitor Sheet.
Return or the Commissioners to Visit the
Federal Prisoners.
Arrangements Made for a General
Exchange of Prisoners.
WAselsorom, Feb. 15
Senator Chandler has received a letter from
Col. Wilcox.. who says himself and the other
prisoners at Columbia, S. C. are in good health,
and that their condition has been rendered
comfortable by the clothing received from the
the United States authorities.
The Poatoffice Department has renewed the
contract with Geo. F. Nesbit, of New York, I
for stamped enVelopes. This gentleman is
the orittinal manufacturer—having the im- I
proved machinery is enabled to furnish
the supplies at a great reduction on
former rates. The Department, therefore
contemplates selling the envelopes at a reduced
price. and at the first cost, There were six reg
ular bidders since the Ist of October. The De
partment hal; sold one million two hundred and
twenty thousand of the newly introduced
stamped newspaper wrappers.
The last ireamer from Port Royal brought to
New York 76,000 letters.
John M. Parker has been appointed Post
master at Ship Island, Miss.
The Oregon Democrat and Los Angels Star
have been suppressed from the mails, on the
ground that they have been used for the pur
pose of overthrowing the government, and
giving aid and comfort to the enemy, now at
war against the United States.
Hamilton Fish and Bishop Ames returne.
to Washington to-day, and make report to the
government of their mission to relieve Union
prisoners in the south.
They repaired to Fortress Monroe and made
known their mission to the confederate author
ities at Norf .Ik, by whom the matter was re
feared to Richmond. A reply came refusing to
the commissioners admission to the confederate
territory, but expressing a readiness to nego
tiate for the general exchange of prisoners.
Our commissioners opened a negotiation
which resulted in a perfect success. An equ tl
exchange was agreed on but the confederates
had 300 more prisoners than we. With com
mendable magnanimity they proposed to re
lease them on parole if our government would
agree to release 300 of their men that may
next fall into our heeds. The noble com
mission of Secretary Stanton, therefore has
its ample reward. A general jail delivery of
our dear toys will occur throughout the south,
and will soon be rejoicing in liberty regained.
From Fortress Monroe.
Progress of the Burnside Expedition
Mouton, Elizabeth, Hartford and Ply
mouth in possession of our Forces.
Four MONRON, Feb. 15
The following extracts from the Norfolk Day
Book shows the progress of the Burnside Expe
dition up Pamlico Sound:
Rumors reached here yesterday by passengers
from Suffolk, that the enemy bad taken pos
session of Edenton and also of Plymouth.
Later in the day it was stated that a couple
of the enemy's vessels had proceeded on a
reconuoisance as far as Coleraine.
The Richmond Despatch of Friday has the
Gen. Wise is near Currituck Court House,
and 'sent down a flag of truce to Roanoke Island
on Thursday, probably to recover the body of
his son.
A Norfolk telegram says that it is believed
that the mortar fleet is intended for this
Renaults°, Feb. 13.—The editor of the
Express has received a letter from Suffolk, dated
Thursday, which says that Edenton and Hart
ford have been captured, Five gunboats moved
slowly to the wharf at Edenton yesterday at
nine o'clock, and aftewards fifteen more ar
rived. The citizens raised a white flag.
Between 3,000 and 4,000 troops landed at
Edenton. The population is about 2,000, and
it is distant from Suffolk about 52 miles.
In the afternoon two gunboats went up the
Cheraw river towards Winton, and several
others towards Roanoke
A gentleman, just arrived from Gatesville,
says that seven hundred horses were landed at
Edenton last night, and also that a large num
ber bad been landed at Elizabeth city.
Hertford, the capital of Perquinans county,
was taken by the federals yesterday. The
population is only fifteen hundred.
Capt. Goodwin, of Robinson, N. C., with
fifty-two of his men, and seven of the Wise
legion, have reached Suffolk.
A flag of truce went •out this morning, and
returned with several passengers, mostly ladies,
Os° north.
The Norfolk Day Book gives a sketch of a
new flag adopted by the committee of congress
on the subject. It has a blue union in a red
field, with stars forming a square.
The Richmond Inquirer says that four hun
dred prisoners of war are expected to leave
Richmond for Newport. News in a day or two
in exchange for an equal number of confede
rates, released by the federal government, and
who reaches Norfolk on Tuesday.
The 11th Pennsylvania cavalry, Col. Spear
commanding, went out on a scout to New
Market bridge to-day, but nothing was seen.
A north east storm commenced at 11 o'clock
this morning.
The propeller Jersey Blue arrived from An
napolis, this morning, with about two hundred
and fifty troops, beloogiog to the various regi
ments, who were sick and left behind when
the Burnside expedition started. The Jersey
Blue will proceed to join the expedition as soon
as the weather moderates.
The Stars and Stripes is still here, and will
probably sail to-morrow afternoon with a large
cargo of ammunition.
State of Affairs at Norfolk and Richmond
Great Scarcity of Coal and Iron.
A panfenger by the Old Point boat says that
some of the workmen at the iron works at
Richmond, who came by the flag of truce from
Norfolk represent that they left for want of
So great was the scarcity of iron and coil that
the works there were suspended, coal being
enormously high. Ths meneay there are few if
any cannon lett at Richmond, all having been
sent away from time lo•-titee to othsr poiots,
and that very few of the deft:nets there have
any cannon mounted.
The Roano6 \
The particulars of tls• c
by the Burnside Expoliti.,e,
our first pige. "f
front Gen. Burati.lo t.. (~1
ceived late last evenii
IisADQuARTKRs, 1_4.1.•T N,
Rodnoke I.klatol.
Major General Geo It 11
Conernanditai S.
GILNERAL:—I have the It
combieed attack upon tie i. -
ed on the morning of the 7t.. ‘'.
military forces of this
resulted in the captor, in
over two thou and •
three thousand small aria ,
(mem aro Col. Slaw, comet e
0. Jennings Wise, t earn
Legion. The latt
• W.::: I:,
and h's since died. A he to
finished on the afttrn of llte
day's fighting - . by a Itrilt ru ,: •
centre of this island, and a . 1. '
enemy to the north end of
in the capture of the 1 rise
ab t mlo h b o t u e o i t fins ul ti t s e m,h l
o n e tpori d nto Wn . ua tie mit n b O h ti e l ir t t en a : o r e t ‘ ti ' l lo e t .g n mel i t i . l t is i n irsi ' le, ic v li n 7 ; , : ., : ' t..
endured most manfully the bar,'-i
l n
in the short time allowed for
The na ya p :
rto v a e ins se ß t h t oa l
t s h t n n t ic t e be ha r ; tl , l ,
d fo i r er H G a e m n
y e
I b is o e th no a u r g m h s
and the plans afire:-d upon Is ferel.
teras were carried out. 1 will 1 •
saying, in reference to the aeti,,e,
everything to Generals Fester. ,
as more full details will shoe . .
report the loss of ab rote:
about two hundred wounded . . tete
ably mortally. Am. net the kill,'
Russell of the Tenth Co nn tt•
, e,
ant Colonel Viet -r De Mittitivil,
neuil Zouaves. Both of theta te t e
lently. 1 regret exceehliaelv tht
send a full report of the ki11..1 a.,
but will send a despatch het, i t , a
with full returns. I bee:eller v.•
of general order, issued
am most happy to say that 1 Lee
a message from ('otten:eel t;
stating that the expeditien
against Elizabeth city and the r..
been entirely successful Ile
send his returns to his ilep trtne at
I have the honor to b thf,'T
Tool' u
A. E. BURNSIDE. ltrittader
Commanding Dep trtment of N.
Another Account of the
A private letter, written on to.
boat Stars and Stripes. Seth I tt:i.
the cannonade of the etteuti 's t
naval forces, a landing of tie Itt,
menced about half-past !stilt
evening, at Ashhy's lisrt er,
half miles below the r, :;
82-pounders. The land ac
cover of the guns of tw,
Delaware and Morse, al.
drove away and dispel - sod . t.
that were stationed tiler , . a
pieces, to oppose their ie.
up to their middle in mud !
When on shore they f , ten I is."
pieces in the morass.
By nine, P. a., that ci.:t t
bad landed six thottsatel t.
landing them throw:it the'
one thousand per boor. lhe
against the °eerily's It do ti
early on Saturday womb)! t'
engegieg and silencing a shat'
it. Our forces ad van, ing iu 111•'
battery in the centre tie. .
were soon driven behind tt.i
where they resisted. Ee_titt tt....-
from the fleet, to sere. , . 1 , . r
Hilary. About mid-way tie II. •
and the Tenth Centex e. a t ,
General Foster, made itas'
upon the battery command .1 ,
wading knee-deep thot(uli w .
get at the fort, and yelltutt
ans. Meanwhile, a detear
right by General tetio, an-I
fate of the day. lite rel., i.. 1• I
ter. This attack, front thre
trenchments before the arr.v
brought to bear against tlt I„
Zoueves leaped the front it , It- 0
hand, as the rebels tie!. V
wounded here, as report h.........
his wounds in eudeaeot
island iu a boat from elute i;
boat was fired on, attl
wounds. He was nettle it is ,nt
Sunday morning of los weinul
duction of the battery in th
island, Generals Bello and I'
of men, and went dowu to Pe;
Hill in command, and
session of it. It had been to. I :
of two days' bombardment e
4 45 P. 111. of Saturday, the
displayed from this bah:try. to -t
pursued the rebels to the t pit
island, where was also in cane)
Virginia regiment, that it et 1, ;
in six schooners from the In:ea
Saturday morning. Genet al r , - 1
and had an interview with t:
mender, Colonel Shaw, of N , .ili
asked what terms he whithl
ter replied, ''an uncotelitite
consented to give him tint
camp to decide or not to ate
The rebel officer had barely ri,
when the Massachusetts o t„,
fag with impatience, spew., r ,
, u
j p ii r
rection of the eneray, when
ately raised a white handl,jti,,
that the rebels bad cenc u
Tuphecernoaebnlyn hads
stakes, extending from the i
across to the head of Itoit w
fleet, which had g m u e n n b c o ed ats th f e ol i c i e n d p th a r i , r u : llr
beendrawn u,
The Flour market is quiet. auk'
bbls. were dispo4od of at 53 2ii,5
perbue, 56 624e5 75 for extra, au
6 00 for extra family; stuall tol,s 0
at $3 60, and Corn Meal lir ..5 oil;
g.od demand for Mrlieat, awl:. 1
801 d at 51 36 ;. 1,000 bus. Eye Iwo
Corn is in good request, arid 7 .000
sold at 55®5640. 0.1t6 are ,ea'l%.!
bus. Fenouylvania sold at 3sos3t,
sinus firmer ; sales filler's Pork at
1') 75. Bacon ruoc,eS SlOivly ; st!e
Ideals a s}(6e• for Basis,
5j for
40, for Shoulders. bad is
Coffee ie. firm ; small sales of ilia at
and Laguirtt at 22a. Sugar mid 11
dull. ;Whisky id unsatthO awl
700 bbls. Ohio EOld, partrudge at -.,3
at 2,1 e. ;-11
private terraa, and 100 D