Newspaper Page Text
'float that standard sheet I
here breathes the foe but tans before us
I.lVi .. t rsedom's soil beneath our fret,
Aso p reedones Winner streaming o'er as
Wednesday - Morniiii, - Feliraiirjr 19, 1862,
II IT man mut poseniserfor the British minis
ters toy haveheard the demonstrations with
which dine - recent Victories in the south have
hoe& received throughout the loyal states,
BiltipAstinistion of, man's ability for self-gov
eniment would be materially changed, The
British ministry have been acting for the last
six months in their diplomatic interconrses
with this government, as if our government
was,about gasping its last, and Great Britain
had been Summoned tei close Its eyes and con
duct its fiineral ceremonies. And even while
thin; distinguished in its own estimation as the
chief personage at the funeral of freedom, John
Bull could not neglect the opportunity to
insult the dying young giant, as he supposed
Jonathan to be, by making arrogant demands
for new privileges, and proclaiming the force of
principles which he bad long opposed, because
priWita interests now demand their recognition..
The demonstrations of the Amerimn_ people to
day, are but the initial to that other demon
straticatwitich islo wipe out the stain of Eng
lish wrong inflicted in-the - hour of our embar
rassment. Every day, that contributes. to the
quelling of this rebellion, and every battle that
.crowns our loyal troops with victory, hastens
aninthinkthend thaAnierican soldier that
other battle which sooner or later must decide
the destinies of Encland, and through her the
tate of shiv,:ry and tyranny, all over the world.
We can rejoice, therefore, that the end of rebel
lion approaches. We can welcome the dawning
of domestic peace and security, and bail the
re-inaugurated authority of the federal power,
amid the booming of cannon and thb ringii.g
of bells. It is like the waking of the dreamer
from bis troubled sleep, that the country is
oncelmore .:aroused ter find rsiiiessed of
all its power and greatness and glory. And
like that dream, though troubled by hits visions
but still i'efrealled by lily elumber','ilie - govern
ment will take its position in peace, as it
maintained its power in war, adored and ba
ler:o - atThicalii, and teared, if not respected,
THa DIADING. Tairrioulalreadrbeghrto feel
I hniter about their necks ;, , a halter, which
will Ate applied; if` not Its; iitithoiitY 'of the
United States, by the mobs 'whose indignant
resentinents even no*threaten southern society
with more confusion -than—the traitors have
been able to work for the Union. Already the
fiends who. have robbed the domestic altars of
Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee; whp have
whipped women, drove fathers from their fami
lies, and trampled nuder foot all that was
sacred and beautiful—already these wretches
begin to demand that the war should be, con
ducted on civilised principles, and that rthe re
taltation of any atrocity would be more barber
ous‘than the acts of the atrocious themselves.
Theeeexpressions, coming from tire, rebel press,
begin to be accepted as the admission of their
weakness and cowardice. Like young Wise,
who, after he had led a life of crime and blood
shed against northern, men, and principles,
and after he bad received hiddeath wounds in
a fight against the law and authority of the
land, asked his captor if he could Tetuy4 to his
friends, when his wounds were healed; on his
parole of honor, In that hope and - expression
were the evidanbes of the coward and hypocrite.
And thnsin the claim and the ,protestation of
the leading tritors, insisting that humanity
should control our wat fare, after they had out
raged all its - ,principles, we .discover the evi
dence of ttie same dastardly cowardice. Let
the poisoned chalice be pressed to the lips of
such as t il er until they have drained its last
drops. A peace' - ivitliont Condign punishMent
to stieli bead% vionld be the worst result that
,ae from this struggle. Let it come as
,enwarde,now anticipate it, dire, bloody
soda &delve... Then, and not until then, will
treason be completely annihilated. '
*jiglvan you hear. a man talk flippantly
against -the Black Republican'? and " A.bor
litionitti;" you can safely put that man down
as a traitor at heart. A mere difference of
opinion as to the PolicY which Republicanism
inculcates, or to the honesty, and sincerity of
Aboßticinlam, , need not be regarded as evidence
of s(l# tieason, because there - are thousands of
lops) yiwbo,do not aoquisce politically with
Republicanism, and who look with horror on
the , auggeition of emancipailon. , -:- As- honest
merr,'We esteem and respect such as these; brit
for the other ~class,. who oppose, Republicanism
because 4 has> deprived. them of office, and
who.denounce Abolitionism because it threatens
foreyer to destroy the tioliOcal force and in
flueitOs of the eouo, pei4 thus cif, course 'the
Democratic - party, for such -,as these, we re ,
peat, *volitive only the scorn and the contempt
which Ai:nigh-faces and traitors deserre.
DISLOYAL ARMY SURONONS.-A medical board
of army surgeons has just been appointed to ex.
amine lbw subject of dismissals from the army,
on tyolf,rciund of alleged disability. , It has
beeitlound that, gross abuses exist in the mat
ter of army discharges, and the object is to de
vise:tee plan !hereby those 'abuses may be
sarrssttiLand, a scheme deviiud . te obviate
theirlootorence in future.
log ritilfttitrlibt , yy . - changed 'itteie p;)
Fort Foote, th htihtir"oi . tbe"gelani C omm ie
Ipmnoptuania Wally Oletegraph, Wanuottap illouring. lebruary 19, 1862.
TEE BALANCE SHEET.
As 'the clouds are dispersed, and in the clear
light of day the people begin to discover the
completeness of the preparations to crush re
bellion, many of them are ashamed of them
selves on account of the impatient lamenta
tions into which they were so frequently be
trayed, while others are equally disgusted with
that spirit which aspired to dictate to the govern
ment and control the military departments in
different parts.of the country. From the fall of
Fort Sumter to the disaster of Bull Bun, there
was manifested all aorta of disposition to im
puga_the motives of. honest : _me_n who
laboring to sustain the government, and ques
tion the ability of others who were taxing their
brains and their bodies to secure every posaible
defence againit the encroachment and assaults of
traitors. And notwithstanding the reproaches
and complitiptil.thus indalKed in tire 'l3,iiion
cause was never in a condition either to create
doubt of its final eileciait or justify cavilling
as to the.ability of those who had our
and preserVation as a'sgovemment, in their
charge. The record-of events shows that in
the contents - betweea.thaloYal;troOps. and the
rebel's, the foriner have, withonly a few ex
ceptions, wonted fotte, i and established
their own superiority: - 'The - defeat at Bull Bun
was the only result-that threatened a disastrous
future to our cause, and even - that was turned
to good account in arousing-the loyal men of
the land to a just appreciation of the-mag
tude of the rebellion;ind the:'necessitY. Of de
voting all their energy andAetermination to
its suppression. And the same may be ob
serve(' of Bluff. While that catastrophe,
or rather that result of, treason, as the :arrest
of Stone indicates it was, lost as many brave
and noble hearted Soldiers, it did not weaken a
single point in oar lines, nor give our foes any
other advantage than that of an infamous su
periority in crime in having seconded the
treacheries of one of our own officers in send-
Mg brave and gallant spirits to a bloody
We give herewith the events constituting the
balance aheet, with , the single comment that
it embraces the data of.
,that history which is
hereafter to expose all the secret springs and
influences of the rebellion for slavery.
June 2—Rout of Rebels at Phil lippi.
June 17—Rout of Rebels itßoonville, Mo.
July 2—Rout of !labels at Martinsburg.
July s—Sle . get's tictory. : at Brier Arks:
July 11—Defeat and surrender of Pegmm.
July 13—Defeat at Carlini's Ford.
August .2f3 1 -Capture otHatterasi
September 10—Defeat of. Floyd at Gauly.
October s—Defeat of Rebel attempt to cap
ture Hatteras forts.
• October whipped Rebels fit
()etcher 11--Southwes4,,,Pses ifissiesippi se
October 26—Charge of Gen. Fremont's Body .
Guard: • • .
October 26—Victory..at .11.uumey.
November 7—Bombardment of Port Roy 11.
DeceMber 13--Allegheny, Camp West, roan.
December I.7—Col;Willicb's victory ab . M.un.
fordville. ' • ' '" -
December 18—Capture, of 1,300 . ' Rebels by
Hun. Pope in Missouri.
December 13—Victory at Dralnsville..
January I—Defeat of Humphrey hfarsbali:
January 2—Capture of Rebel batteries, South
January 3—Second repulse of Rebels at Santa
January 4—Babel rout at Mill Springs.
February s—Capture of Fort Henry.
February 9—Capture of Roanoke Island and
3,000 Rebels. '
To these we 'may add, the fail of Fort Donal
son, the reported capture of Savannah, with
th 9 other features of the glorious victories, the
news of which is now arousing the enthusiasm
and the joy of the nation.
April 13-Bumier cafaufed. ---
Jun!) 3,1- 7 Fight at Big Bstbel.
July 21-Fight-at BulVs Run: * •
September 20—Lexington surrendered
October 21—Ball's Bluff
November. 7—Battle df Belmont.
LEMMA ON MIiNT4.I. AND MONAL C,IILIIVATION
By Samuel P..Bateti, A. 11: istearTork : A
S. Barnes and Burr
Every suggestion, discovery or practical ap
plication relating to 'education, neverlails to
win at least the attention if It does not always
command the approval .andAtteptanoe of the'
American people. Weave eitientially a people
seeking knowledge, 00114Q135 of literary and
scientific perfection,and aspiring to that intel
ligence equally,essential for,the development of
a higher order .of being in a more exalted
sphere of living. The volume of lectures by
Mn Bates seek the' incidcatiOti 'of this intelli
gence as an initial to more enlarged studies,
,while the single lecture forming the first chap
ter, of this book contains . many AuggestiOns
which almost any tutor wl.l fierd it beneficial
to peruse and ponder.. Air, _Dates I)xidently,
thoroughly understands and appreciates the
duties and responsibilities of a teacher, as with=
out this understanding' it would be-impossible
for,him to dircourse so clearly and learnedly, on
so important a subject. The other lectures in
this volume are devoted to various subjectain"
science, history and Biography ; and Atogether
the book thus composed is as readable as any
of the recent publications from the New York
METIIOD ON TanvßNes INEVIMUTIN4 AND THII THNO+
as OF EDUCATION. By Samuel P. Bates. New
York.: A. S. Barnes and Barr.
This - volume is designed .expressly for impart
ing a practical idea of the manner of organizing
and conducting teachers' institutes., In this
particular it must become very acceptable to
the young teachers first attempting the - organ
.tion of such institutes. It also contains a
large number of subjects for diacussioN all of
which are calculated to elicit.the.experience of
the teacher, so that by such an exchange of
thought and experience on the subject and de
tails of the school room, no institute cart fail of
dispensing much benefit.
In the hands of the teacher this boot will
not fall to become initispensahle to his "success.
TUB Wanosn, by Anthony Zrollope, New York:
-.Dick and Sitayaraki.. • '• ;
This is the fait number of Ike 'Wald and'
pocket library, designed for popular circula
tion and perusal. The Warden created a great
sensation in England, and has been pronounced
by American critics to be one of the moat enter
taining productions of the day. It is for sale
at Bergner's Book Store.
Castle Wafer, or the Plain Gold Ring, New
York : Dick amd Fitzgerald.
This is a thrilling story of domestic life, re
plete with that sort of philosophy which incul •
cities much good, even while it strikes at old
customs and familiar practices. It is for sale at
Bergner's Book ,54133.„...„ .. .
From our EvetinicEdition of Yesterday.
REPORTED CAPTURE OF GEN.
HIS WHOLE AUUEr TAKEN.
report has reached , St Louls.of the glorious
intelligence that General burtis and Siegel
have sucoeedid in, capturini, the rebel. General
nice, with his entire .inisy, camp eqUipige,
wagons, hcirses - , further particulars will
be giant to-night.
The Fort Donelson Victory
OFFICIAL DISPAMES FBEJ
FEDERAL LOSS, FOUR HUNDRED KILLED
AND EIGHT HUNDRED WOUNDED.
Three of Our Colonels Killed.
WILE ILLINOIS REGIMENTS SUF..
Generals Pillow and 'Floyd Steal Away
from the fort,; linknowa to its
Cimmodore Foote gone to Attack,
CORRESPONDIENCH BHTWEBN GEKERLL 8
Speech or Gen. Halle& on -the Victori.
•1• - '
THE DE A CS@
FORT DorassoN, Feb: 18:.
Fort Donelson surrendered at daylight this
We have. Generale , Buckner, Johnston, Bush:.
rod, and .15,000. prisoners; 8,000 - horses, and
20,000 stand of arm. • ;
Generals Pillow and' Floyd, with their bri
gades, ran away on steamers without General
Bqckner. being aware sittheirintenticai..
pen. Smith led the , charge on the lower end
of :the works, atid`watlitiseinslteof the forilfr
The,rynawm a frpm F.drt Henrurfite bagged
The, prisoners are being placed aboard: the
steamers for raft°. • . • --
oOr lobe .is - heavy,. prohaAly. 400 r killed, and
800 wounded. We Irma& -large . percentage of
the offi.eers; among them are— - -
Lieut. Col. Erwin, of the.twentieth Illinois
Lieut. CO, White, sztf the -.Thirty-fug.
tieut..Col. Smith, of the Forty-dghth
nolo. . .
Among the wonn declare -
Colonel ...John. A. Logan, membee- of Con
.; Colonel Saivyet. - - • • • • - t• •
Colonel Ransom , • • -
Major Post, of Eighth•lllinoisliegiment,
with two hundred privates, are prisoners, and
have gone to Nashville, having been taken the
night before the surrender.
The loss of the enemy is heavy, but not so
large as ours, as they fought behind entrench
ments. Weshould have taken them by-storming
the fortifications on eattmjayjf ourammun i_
nition had not givem L o . tit irt_thtnigiAt.
, Gen. , McOlernaturs ~c omposed of
Oglesbie ' Wallace, and - McArtbur's i brigades c
Suffered terribly. They were coMpoied . of the`
Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh; Eighteenth, Twen
tieth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty•first,
Thirty-fifth, Thirty-eighth and Forty-pinth
linois Regiments. ,
, Oen. Lew Wallace, with the Eleventh Inds `,_
ana, Eighth Missouri; and some Ohio reghnetitiv
Taylor's Williard's, McAllister's Sohwtuts'a
and De Oesse's batteries were in , the fight;from
The enemy turned our right wing for half
au :tour, but our lost ground was more . than
` . Gen. Lauman's brigade of Gen. Smith's, di
vision was the first in the lower end of the en
emy'a wQr.kal.. WeitifAt el/weeded in ,
obtaining by cnarging bayonets.
As nine-tenths of the rebels were pitted
against our right wing, our forces on the right
were ready all Saturday night to recommence
On Sunday morning they were met on their
approach by a white flag, General Buckner hay
ing sent early in the morning a despatch to
Gen. Grant-surrendering his command. -
The works of thetortzeatend Some-five-miles
on tll4 outside. ; 4„;
the rebels logs 48 fieldpisces i ll henvy grins,
20,000 stand of arms,, besides a large quantity
of commissary stores. ' • -
The rebel troops are completely demoralised,
and have no confidencein their leadere, , as they
charge Pillow _and Floyd with deserting,them
in their hour of distrees..
Our troops displayed immense p . hysieal en
dumncd, as well as undaunted
this severe straggie;,; §lp o tomitignant of
the fort, on_ Wednesday huitt,..4,ey„mere,oftatt
times expQsati9 heavy germ of rain or snow,
ffglitlng ..during the day and , kykg on their
arms at night ; and were without provisions
half of the time, and all the time without tents.
The Surrender of the Fort.
At daylight the advance was made, and
when the full light of day broke forth, white
flags were hung in many places en enemy' e
An officer ate convenient point, was inform
-0:1 that they bad stacked their :arms and sur
rendered early in the morning t
The following correspondence Pawed between
the commanders :
GENERAL BUCKNER TO GENERAL GRANT.
BEADQUANZIEBS, FONT DO
. N1y1 , 04, Feb. 18.
Ste :—ln consideration of all the circurnetan
oes governing the present situation;df affairs at
this station, I propose to the' commanding Offi
cer of the Feclesai forces tho appointment of
commissioners to argue upon terms of capitu
lation of the foreett at thirf pdst rinser my com
mand. In that -view --I suggest an- armstice
until twelve o'clock to-day.
I am, very respeolfully,iyOrtr obedknt ser
vant, 8 B. BUCKNER,
Brigadier General C. S. A.
To Brigadier General U. 8. Grant. Command
ing United States forces near Fort Donelson.
osszasr, GRANT'S REFLY_TO assressL:Bccarses.
HEADQUAILTTBS ON TDB FIELD,
FOB.T Dor:arson, Feb. 16, 1862.
To GEN. S. B. Suczairix :
SlR—Yours of this date, proposing an armis
tice and the appointment of commissioners to
settle oh the terms of capftulation, is "julat re
No terms; exceptunehnditional and immedi
ate surrender, can be accepted.
I propose to move immediately on your
I am, very respectfully, your obedient ser
vant, 11. S. GRANT,
GEN. BIICKNEW ACCEPTS TEE TERNS AND
Eliwar:Jan:ram, Dovza, Tenn., Feb. 16
Brigadier General U. S. Glierr, U. S. A::
Bra :—The distribution of the forces under
my command, incident to an unexpected change
of commanders, and.the overwl4tning force.
tinder your command, cbinitei muf, notwith
standing the brilliant success of the Confederate
arms, to accept the ,tingenerona and unchival
rous terms which you propose. I am. sir, your
servant, - ' 8. - Itocassa,
Brigadier. Geneva C. S. A.
Oar force Wa r s Soon in the enemy's camp,
when the rebel officers gave up their swords.
The bulk of the rebels' are, chagrined, as
they knew of the surrender ' tong 'before our
Men were apprised of General _Billow and
General Floyd bad planned and executed their
escape during' the ntglit, 'taking - - with them
Floyd's brigade and.a few favorites, occupying
'what few small steamers they had. The prix
otters are loud in their - denunciation of the
`Many of them acknowledged the hopeless
ness of their case, and intimated a willingness
to take an oath of allegiance; and return to
their homes. To the question put to an offi.
per as to how many prisoners we bad, he re
plied, "You have all out of 26,000 who were
not killed or did not escape." " '
Speech of `Gen'.'ltalleck.
1 . ST. Louis, Feb. 17.—This. city b 3 wild with
'excitement and,joy. The prof was.read at the
Union kierchant'd riohauge, crating the most
intense enthusiasm. .The "Starepangled Ban
, tier ""Fa of our Unin," an •' Red, White
and ' Bine,l" g
were'sung o by all d
which they adjourned and marched to head
quarters, from MOO to /AO strony,where
trirwe_ ronsintr de
chhi "whin:elven for Ulieck
an d Foote. 7- 7 -
General Halieck appeared at the window and
planked the people for' their hearty demon
stlation. He said, "I promised, when I came
:here. with your aid, to drive Atte enemies of
dr flag from your State. Ttike r hah been done,
and they are now virtually' out'of Kentueiy,
Find soon will be out of Tennessee." [Three
cheers foi' the Union.)
The "Star-Spangled Banner" was repeated,
and the crowd dispersed.
Judge Holt, ex-Secietary of War, wept for
joy when he heard -the news. Many of the
stores are closed, the city is being decorated
with flags, and evidence of great joy is every
Governor Yates, Secretary Hatch, and Audi•
for Dubois, of Illinois, lqft for Fort Donelson
this morning, to look aft r the wounded among
the Illinois troops. A requisition has been
for all the, steamboats in this vicinity to
held in readiness for the iransportittion of
`e. Sr. Louts, Feb. 17.—Fort Donelson was arm
:Yendered at 9 o'clock on Sunday morning to
.the land forces. Several of the gunboats were
present at the time.
An immense aruonut
_of ,war material are
among the trophies (it the victory.
General Floyd skulked away the night before
The gunboat Carondelet, Capfain Walker,
has arrived at Cairo. • .
A large number of our wounded have been
brought to the Paducah and Cairo hospitala.
Official. Despatcii to Gen. ke r ulellan.
Cerro, Feb. 17, 1862.
The Union, flag.floats,over Fort Donelson.
The Carondelet, Capt. Walker, brings the glo
rious intelligence. The Fort surrendered at 9
o'clock yesterday (Sunday) morning. Genera! s
A. Sidney Johnston and Buckner, 16,000 pris
oners, and a large amount of Material of war;
are the trophies of victory. The lossis heavy
on both sides. Floyd, the thief, stole _away
during the night previons with 5,000 'Men, and'
is denounced.by the rebels as a traitor.
I am happy to inform you that Flag Officer
Foote, though suffering with his foot, with the
; noble spirit characteristic of our navy, notwith
standing his disability, will, take up immedi
ately two gunboats, and with the eight mortar
boats which he will overtake,, will make an
immediate attack.on Claritsville, if the stage of
water will permit. • -
We are now firing a national salute from Fort
Cairo, Gen. 'Gr a nt's lath post,' in hondr of the
glorious achievement. -
Gro. W. Onus,
Brigadier General Volunteers, 11. S. Army, and
Chief of Staff and Engineers.
To Major General McCrarame.s.
Despatches from Corn. Foote-Clarks
ville to be Attacked by the Mortar
Fleet. • •
som e Caroudelet has just arrived , ir.tro Fort
Donelsm', and brings information of the cap
ture of,that fort by the land forces, yesterday
morning, with fifteen thousand prisoners.
"Johnspn and Buckner were taken prison
"The loss Is heavy on both sides.
"Floyd escaped, with five ' thousand men,
during the night.
"I go up with the gunboats, and, as soon as
possible, will proceed up to Clarksville. Eight
mortar boats are on their way, with which I
hope to attack Clarksville.
- "The wound in my foot is painful but not
datigerous. The army has behaved gloriously.
I shall be able to take but two iron-dad gun
fioats with me ; the others are disabled.
"The tropbieti of war are immense. The par
ticulars will soon be given.
"A. H. FOOTZ, Flag-Officer.
"To Hon. Gmaori WELLsa, Secretary of he
Additional Details of the Fight
011 laka 0 . Feb. 1 7.—A OPecilq ctaPPakik ff , a4k
Veit Dorisham, Jaajli `:::,321m forces were about
equal in numbers, but the rebels had all the
advantage of poeitiou, being well fortified on
two immense hills, with their fort near the
river on a lower piece of ground. From the
foot of their entrenchments rifle pita and abet-
Us extended up tie river behind the town of
Dover: Their fartificatious on the side back
from the river were at least four miles in length.
The water battery; in the centre of the ftwrifi
cations, where it- came down to the river,
mounted nine heavy guns.
A private message this evening to the Sani
tary Commiesion, from Cairo, says that there
are three hundred killed, six hundred wounded,
and one hundred missing at Fort Donelson.
The rebels were sure of success. In any
other cause and against less brave troops, they
could easily have held the position against a
hundred thousand men.
The biudness of getting the different brigades
in position- for-attadring—the new arrivals took
up the greater portion of Friday night.
At daylight Saturday the enemy opened on
the Eighteenth lllinois when Colonel Oglmby's
brigade was soon engaged, and was soon fol
lowed by Wallace's and McArtbur's brigades,
the latter acting under Gen. McCiernand, as
the position of the troops had been changed
during the night, and General Grant had been
called away during the night to the gunboats.
The movements of all‘the troops except those
attached to General McClernand's division were
made without anything except general orders.
At testiggestion from General McCiernand Gen
eral Wallace emit :op four regiments to support
his division, who were nearly out of ammu
From the commie:Klement till near ten n'-
clock the' fighting 'Was" terrific. The troops on
the right were disposed of as follows :—McAr
thnes brigade, composed of the Ninth, Twelfth,
Forty first, Seventeenth and Nine.eenth Illi
aoil3 regiments ; next, General Oglesby's bri
gade, consisting of the Eighth, Thirteenth,
Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Thirty-first Illi
nois regiments ; Schwartz's and Dresser's bat
teries; next was General Wallace's brigade of
the EleVenth, Twentieth, Forty-fitth and For
ty-eighth Illinois regiments. These three
brigades composed Gen. McCleriand's division,
and bore the brunt of the battle.
It was found that the enemy was concentra
ting his main force to turn our right, which
Was done by our men getting out of ammuni
tion, and in the contusion of getting up rein
forcements retreating about half a mile. As
soon as the division, which had stood its ground
manfully for three hounr, retired, the enemy
Occupied the field, when General Grant ordered
General Smith' to rimy° forward his division
and storm the enemy' s works on our left.
This order was obeyed with great alacrity,
and soon the cheeresd our daring soldiery were
heard, and the old flag displayed from within
the enemy's entrenchments.
General Grant then Bent word to General Mu
t:len:and and General Wallace that. General
Stnith was within the enemy's entrenchments,
ordering their forced to move forward and re
new the attack on the right. One of Geo. Wal
lace's brigades—the Eleventh Indiana, Eighth
Missouri, and some Ohio regimente—were rap
idly, thrown into position, and company A, of
the Chicago Light Artillery, was planted in the
road, and as the rebels, supposing we were in
retied, name Yelling out of the works into the
road, the Chicago toga poured a bail storm of
grape and canister into their ranks, slaughter
ing dozens of them.
Simultaneously with - till - B'th° - itilifitif Corn::
Menced firing at will,, and the rebels went Rail
moll back into their works, our men advancing
and taking possession of the ground lost, and a
hill besides. Fresh troops, who had not been
in the action, were then thrown,forward, and
ad the shades of 'night drew on, Were in a strong
pcisitioninlartielisfifin ` a simultaneous attack
t be m l 4 4l ol l lSniiday, morning. "-t
Stetierals Oglesby; 01 - Wall fird ISlPAreintre
brigades — did Inc nardest 7tirig tz ilnd- have
suffered Terribly:' The/4661d uncroUbfedly
have held their first position but for the failure
of their. ammunition. The ammunition wagons
were some di,,tince off, the hills -preventing
their being mpved.,,
Some of our best officers and men have gone
to their longhtime: •
•Hardli a. man that went over the Held after
ttietiatfe'but diacovered some comrade who
We lost three Lieutenant Colonels, and at
least'nne quarter of all the other offices were
wounded or killed.
During Saturday night a contrsotion of all
our lines was- made for a simultaneous assault
fron2 eVery Point, and orders were given by
General lakito to take the enemy at the point
of the bayonet. Every man was at his post,
the Fifty-seventh Illinois on the extreme
CAPTURE OF SAVANNAH
Despatches to the Navy Department
WAVEINGTON, Feb. 17, 1862,-P. M.
The Navy department has received dispatches
stain that the Stars and Stripes wave over
The city him; been re-taken, re-occupied end
The departure of the expedition against Sa
vannah was noiiced in , these cohnnns on Feb ,
nary 14th. •
The gun-boats were eleven in number. These
and three transports formed the advance of
the Federal fleet. This part of the expe
dition alone, carried eight thousand troops.
Among the iegimertta concerned, were -the
Ninety-, •Inventh --- Pennsylvarda, - the !Matti' Con
necticut, and the Fourth New Hampshire.
The route taken has not been made known.
Bel onnoitering expeditions, for some time past,
Nape passed up Wilmirdton river, in the • rear
of Fort Pulaski and Wali's Cut , emerging upon
the Savannah river, in the neighborhood of
Fort Jackson. It is probable that the gun
boats ascended through these same channela
and attacked Fort Jackson.
This kit small work, built on a low marsh,
four miles from Savannah, on a site near the
bend of the river; and commands important
pofnts on the channel, on the interior line of
fortifications. It is built of heavy-brick ma
sonry. Its armament consists of ten twenty
foUr pounders ' (iron guns) three field pieces,
five eight-inch howitzers,_ one ten-inch mortar,
and one eight-inch mottar,.lt coat the Gov
aliment $BO,OOO. There is also en exterior
line of fortifications erected to protect the
mouth of the Savturnab, on its sea approach at
• A raw oast, recently tried in Paris, has
brought to light a bit of very Frenchy romance.
A married man, the father of a family, and a
rich widow, fell desperately in love, and as they
mill not be married, decided that the next
best thing was to commit suicide. Then they
had another bright idea. They would make a
sort of "eternal marriage' out of it, and "die
on the bridal bed of death." So Madame
drssed-berself in a superb marriage robe, and
Monsieur- had - Wbaikcuried to perfection, and
wore emuneled boots and broadcloth cloths.—
They signed a doettruent, - titating--"We will at
least be married in eternity, since we cannot be
on earth," and then closed the room, lighted a
brazier of charcoal, joined hands over it, in
haled the filmes and soon became insensible.—
The lady soon died, but the gentleman fell on
-the burning cbarcbal, Which canted hie clothes
to Catch fire r Thei neighbors , smelt the odor of
the burning garmenta i broke into the room and
sjs , ,pd his life, but not till he was severely
:burned. On recovering, he was tried for the
murder of Madame, and on the trial these facts
BY A YOUNG MAN, a situaG 1
IJo Ina grceery stm , An y o tl , ss , ,l ' l aS, ' -*
knowledge of tb bm.inew is of tam, i • t. ',
wages. Inquire at tbd Lillie.
THE SUBSCRIBER has rvalov e d 0 , . •
lined, of his goods from Iltrk.l , . stt .1 t . i.l '
Walnut, where he will keep cu.stan' 1y ~ 1-,, , - =
Fortment of Confectionary. Apt les, osi ns , s ',,"., ' .
Sweet Potatres. Dried Fruit. lim n s t , T, ~ '' ' 1-..
Also Rio and Dandelion coll . * ,i.j k , 11.1, f 1,,,,..,:
articles too noinerour to mentin. Mt.! I t ; .'.
patronage he hopes by t-trwt st:eu'. ' t t , •
met a cant nuance of it. ,
~ . ..i, . v.,.
A LADY is , iesiriou s of invh. a ,
gagement as st'ainqrcsA, un t o tre ,
Address E. through the P. o
TT P. &W, C. TAY! OR's kr
lA A It Is economical gn,l to4nly
taws no Rosin and Wilt cit tlr iFI.. It
to Injure the hands. It ar It or Tart
and is therefore sultaloe ft o,—, •
HAY! HAY !
ASIIPEIHOR article of •
SU 00 per ton for !ale by
feblB J.%111- ‘‘
MACHINERY for making
sod blinds. Apply I o
fsbl7.4llw Third Art 4 t ,
NEW MILITARY ['los
ONGDIOU ON gun shot
j The Arlibf War in
ini, with appendices, utp. t,i
Infantry Tactics, by ItrigAdirr.t.ii-iii:l,l
Silas Casey, U. S A....
Practical Treatise on Stn . tigttuliiii 4 and
Defending Out Pi ists, \,i i
Bridges, Sc.. in referenie to ti;,.
Dutie3 of Officers of
Col. Jebb. Royal, (Envint,l Ei.gi•
Deers ..................... 4
Coppee's Field Manual for
Coppee's Field Manual of Evidittiiii,s
With all the standard military pullimi
at BERGNER'S (lull Book
A SBANGE STORY, by But wer, Wu ,
The Warden, by Trullope, (Pocket 1-
Castle Wafer, by the author of
Treasure Trove, by Sam. L Ner, uov
Tom Croabie and his friends, by
The Broken Engagement, by Sirs. South.
With all the new books as Folio as pull's'
at BERGNER'S Cheap B o ok:,, ,
ANOTII 14.1 R SUPPLY OF
UNRIVALLED GOLD PEN'
BEST PENS in the world, for TV
$1 60, sa, $3, Hid $4, for W..
lebls y FC.II F.FiF
JUST REC E IYE D.
ASECOND LOT of Uwe an , lSiattli.s.
lal Valentines, at .'iff TO
A LARGE ASSORT,[ ,:N ,a Lon
a- Bibles et 6161 P-rest sty lei of
Si 60, $2, 80, SI, $5 and Stu. A t,
fermi. styles and prices at 542,11.1. r i; .r
WRIT OF HABEAS i' 11
UNDER THE coNsTiTun , s k
Brinney, Esq P II
at BERONER S CHEAP Dy I
Price 16 cents.
CHOICE Teas, Green and yk,
by NI( ,n 11111+\
for sale by of prime Che
il ese j
S a,t re , dv-
Sic oLA x , W , 1 \
febn Corner Front ac t \l kr.
CRUMB BRUSHES, Door Var.,
Wing and Blackening. Bru ha, t,Jr
Corner Front. au t
Avaluable Two Story do bI
Dwelling House and Lotof
corner or North street and CAA avvnue..s e:
Street and 110 feet deep, two easeme•o - ,•••
1511, and eleven rooms, also a never itllar:
ter. The building is well calvola , ed for'
Terms reasonable. Enquire of W
Jane city t, • . •
C HOICE Syrups, Lovuriugs mot
choke brands, for sal:. by
NtenoLs k a trA
Winer Fr E
HA hi . LI midru.l t.xtr
norPri 1048)10 rt.. d
PRESH Lemous, apples, Craw rir
1: for sale by NICHOLS BuxN
i2l Canter Froht mud
VALENTINES.—Just opened a ft.
ortment of Valentines s t very pr
820 SCEINEFh : 3 ~,s•
WHOLESALE and RETAIL DI: AL
in C,onfectlonary, Foreign amt Done -t c
Flips Dates, Prunes, liaising and NUL3
Fresh and Sal tFish, Soap, Candles, ' 1 "
bane, segars and Country Preduee ID ger,
corner or Third .nd Walnat 1-I.reela
AFRAME HOUSE and lot of gra
situate on North street near seco-. 1 . in '
Harrisburg. Possession given at any lee.. Ev-iv,
febl4.doav3w Al , rra,
uR newly replenished stock of , r
and Fancy Goods is onsurivissed ,n
fee ing confident of rendering ssnstactme, wry'.
penttully invite a call. i:
91 Market greet, two doors east of Fourth wet.
RUBBER GOODS !
R ubbe Balls , Rubbr Watches,
Rubber Toys gets-rally at,
BERGNER'S CHEAP BOORSTOR
'H BUTTER and F.1313:3 coustaul
on hand and for sale by
NIOI3O I S
corner Front and V Lri.et.
ORA_NBERRIES, Dried Fruits, FO;,
'Li Apple, Romany, ILL
NIGEOV sr 1305 v N'6,_
it earner . Frort and tfarket sin.e,
. neKerri, SeicEs, 45,,,
Suitable for Mince ilea for e. le low bY
A FULL and splendid ass w O. ;Me:n:0g:: -
wholesale or retail, at _...,„ ,j
BERGNER'S BOGY STGlir-
i SHAV7LB i sIIANDS ,
et Aowistaiirgerwelinvvedoickaasofmtlig-aoßigand ka."•,.encorb