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Thursday Morning, Aprll 10, BIM
EEPOR2S OP INVESTIGATING COMMIT
The different committees appointed by the
House of Representatives made their repats to
that body yesterday. We bare them classified
REPORT 01 TEEM R&M 001EMIT*.
This committee was appointed for the pur
pose of in vostigatiog certain rumors and charges
made against the various banks of this state,
charging them with using improper means to
procure the passage of the bill legalizing the
suspension of specie payments, and giving them
authority to issue Sandi Dot re. The committee
report that they made a thorough investigation
of the various charges and rumors made in the
premises, and conclude their report with the
following resol al ion :
" Your co nmittee, therefore, finding nothins
eitho•r !novelly wrong or improper, much lees
Soy imp led or real viola ion or positive etatu
tut' enactments up n the part of any one in
this.: nwo , aou, UK to be discharged Jrum the
further considers. mu of the eubject."
The committee was discharged, and thus
ends investigation number one.
WORT OF TUC SHODDY OOHNLITHED.
This commitiee was appointed at the instiga
tion of cart in political demagogues who ex
p. cted to criminate the ft ientai of the State Ad
ministration with frauds in the expeuditui es of
money appropriated for military purposes: lids
comalittee make a long report, in which they
charge certain parties with furnishing inferior
goods, and reci lying too much fur the s tme.
Thu Mime parties, having beau criminally
prosecuted by the Matti authorities b e fo re t hi s
committee was appointed, their reiteration
of thins charges is, therefore, secondary. The
committee conclude their report with the
"That there is no evidence which in any way
luvollet any officer of the government in
improper conduLt in the disbursement of the
funds of the Commonwealth or iu providing
for ; he'soldiers. Ou the contrary, the evidence
satistli d that in every instance when' any
wrong was broaght to the knowledge of the
Esecutive prompt rueasurei were taken for its
`The committee feel it their duty, as well in
justice to the Executive as in honor to-out
noble Commonwealto, to state that notwittt
atauding sue has placed mote men in the field
than any other stem in the Union, she has put
them more promptly and at less expense per
man than either the nation ii government- or
any tudividu,l state of whosn'expenditure they
have ithforMation, and the cotrunitte ,hesitate
not to exprees their clear judgment that the
thanks of the ciiis.,ns of the Commonwealth
are due to her executive officers fur their sell
deliyiug aud persevtaing efforts to 'maintain
her honor, and hole the cinema of the United .
States,. that by such efforts the capital 'of , tlie
country: was saved .from capture by ttaitota,
and the whole country from disgrace."
From this it will - charly be observed that
the &bl i nders heaped so . lavishly by the *hole
DOMONLitiO rebel press upon Governor Clans
and his tutmlidatration, have tallen harmless 'to
the grouhd, and Governor CIMITIN stands, - be-.
fore the oountty with a unauhnous - report
exonorating him from all suspicion in the
pretellied, and that report,beimg made by known
political enemies of the Governor, should close
the mouths of hie slanderers forever. •
Room or Till T.)MA•OI TAM 008U11111
, The report from this committee was also
road before the House. It is very voluminous
and certainly places several persons connected
with the Wt . Legislature in no enviable posi
tion, and without expressing any opinion of
our own before we have fall lime to examine
the report itself, we shall write nothing on the
subject, but as soon as we can find room for
the report itself we shall publish the same in
Hon. EDWARD MoPasasos presented President
Lincoln with a rare cane yesterday morning.—
It was manufactured by John Banks, of Scran
ton, Pa., out of a cedar stick. It is very curi
ously carved, the top Into au American eagle.
Upon its throat is the national shield with the
words "Union Forever I" inscribed . thlreon.
The eeigle gitrsps Jeff. Davis by the Benito( his
breeches. Itelow him on one side is a cannon.
O f. unlheother a lion in full spridg4ltkia rat
tlesnabe near by.
Tai WAISROGZON COKRZISPONDEST Of the Pa.
grist piedicts that if we bill providing for the
emancipation of shivery in the District of Col
umbia becomes & law, there wilt be "bloody
times" in that city, and that he will make
transit for the north. Doubtless "Sob n" moot
that he would go south, instead of coming
north, because a man holding sentiments such
as he, fulminates through the columns of the
Patriot should not trust hie neck in the loyal
Tae AIXIIIINATIVS.—Parson Brownlow, in his .
Oindunati speech, said be was a slaveholder
but he had no hesitation in saying that "when
the question comes, as it will, the 'Union and
no slavery' and 'slavery and no Union,' he was
f a the Union and 1 t slavery go to the doge, or
where else it may be sent." What a rebuke to
the snivelling flunkies in our own midst who
or)! "hands off' whenever it is proposed to tread
isponttiatio' ins of the "peculiar institution I"
Chtartiliongh baldly flAtyliettreibr
age, has been in seventeen battles, in three of
which he commanded, and was in the ?dation
WHO IS FOR THE UNION?
This question has been so often asked and
answered by the Democratic leaders, in a style
to suite their own party purposes, in localities
where their falsehoods could not be reached or
exploded, that we are now gratified to have It
in our power to adduce facts, nem answer to
the questions, which must forever cover the
Democracy (?) with disgrace. When Governor
Sprague was before the people of Rhode Island
for re-election, the Republicans of that state
made no opposition, because they regarded
Sprague as having done his duty to his country,
and in obedience to the same sentiment which
inspired him to sealous patriotic action, the
Republicans of Rhode Island gave the youthful
and gallant Sprague a clear field, and left his
election only a matter of form and not a subject
of contest or antagonism. By this action, the
Republicans of Rhode Island evinced their high
and invincible regard for the Union, while they
paid a noble tribute to those who were perrilling
their lives in its defence. But the election iu
Connecticut was not allowed to pass off with
the dignity and decorum which distinguished
that of Rhode Wand. The Democracy of Con
nectictit were determined, to contest the result,
notwithstanding they are in the minority, if
only to prove by that oontest that they are still
wedded to their old allies, and that they can
tecoguize no man as fit for position, whatever
may be his Union tendencies and loyal proclivi
ties, who is not of the stripe which eats dirt at
the trough of slavery, or bends low to every
demand which the advocates of that institution
may make. Gov. Buckingham, of Connecticut,
is as loyal, as devoted, as sincere and as brave
a m nas Gov. Sprague. There is no difference
between them, therefore any comparison of
their merits must become odious, and yet the
Demociacy of Connecticut could not, for the
sake of the Union, as did the Republicans of
Rhode Island, wave a contest in the late election,
and with oiguity and decency, permit the peo
ple to indicate their preferences without the
awakening of old political antagonism. At
least the leaders of the Democracy of Cunnecti
emt did not permit theblection to pass in the
manner in which the leaders of the Republic as
party in Rhode Island conducted the election
in the latter State. Notwithstanding, the Union
Republicans of Connecticut achieved a glorious
victory; won it bravely and iu the face of false
hews; re-asserted and declared that ancient
•levotiou to the Union and the Constitution
which has always made Connecticut one of the
proudest and sorest Commonwealths in the .
Toe action of the Republican leaders in Con
necticut and Rhode Island, is of that noble
character which makes us love the Republican
organisation. While they disclaimed all party
putposes—while in Rhode Wand they freely
acquiesced in the re-election of a Union Demo
c.at, and while they only asked such re-eleztion
of a Union Republican In Connecticut, the
leaders of the Democracy In both states in
sisted on that party distinction with which
they have conducted themselves during the
rebellion, and Itth which they are bound to
conduct all furore
. poittisal oompaigns until
they have diagramed themselves and. the. Union.
TER WAR 01 BACZSO.
Finding that old pleas, which heretofore had
the effect. of rousing the madness of the south
ern people, are becoming powerless, the rebel
„leaders and statesmen are beginning to concoct
new arguments to keep alive the flame of re
bellion. It is no longer insisted upon, that the
south is fighting to vindicate its peoular
tntion,.which gives one , man power to, make
property . ' of the flesh of another. The issue 'le
now made one of prestige in races, and the
rebel leaders with that proliffo tendency to
falsehood which has distinguished all their
assumptlims, now declare that the war is waged
between races, claiming at the same time a
superiority for the southern race of men of the
grandest and greatest qualities. These rebel
leaders hold that the mud sills axe inferior to
the chivalry. They maintain that the race of
men has degenerated in the north, while on the
other hand the men of the south have ben ad
vancing in intellectual improvement and gryirl
cal propckions. The reason'they assign fOithli
degeneracy, the same which *. olalm has
made the race of men in the free
_states so in
vincible gind powerful in• the walks °Wife and
the prbfesaions of business.tn men
despise labor. They bold that Indus by which
men earn their bread and clothe their bodies,
as degrading and fit only to be performed by
slaves: Because the men of the north practice
such a living, and because labor is here dig-.
nified and elevated, the leaders of the slave
holders' rebellion denounce their northern fel
low-citisens as their iideriors, from whom it is
the highest aim of the' people of the south to
sever every connection.
In one sense it may be rididilons to allude to
such notions. But in' another view It is` wOl
enough that the pretensions of :tlie,ptxmle of
the south be fairly 'ventilated:, Abet ,therivOrld
untiy: contemplate the folly which incites , them
to'rebellton. If this were a war of nupti; its ehd
would have already been achieved by. the.com
plete overthrow, of the rebellion. Only the
facie that teerril are mem ie theioutx whb t hin
secretly cnerish their Union feelings, have been
able to Aive that section from complete desola- *
Lion. We claim that - there are tnose in the
rebel states who still have rights that must be
re•pected. If it were nut for ibilliket t the
tory of rebellion would be at onde:tivei run, r and
the war of races which the traitors binnit ail
helms waged by themselves, - brought home to
the ,south with tin effect'itiali Trevetit
any future danger from istch"e&lisue. As It is,
this war of races may -commence sooner than
the leader's of the rebellion now desire, but it
will be &mar in which'the slave will raise his
hand against the master, and freedom, as it
was created by God, will trample down every
altar "not dedicated to its principles and Mid
THE WAR Doiteriater his tinder considers
tiOn the . orgia:disMioto. of attopantei of Ceti+
traboado," for ti o purPoi" of g" i°ll-1 4
S3uooem torts during - the iickirPomoo. •
Arms CAUT, of the United States Court of
Claims is in this city, on a short visit to file
old home and friends.
Pennoutuania Waft Qielefirctpt), (*wimp inclining, 2tptill 10, 1862
From oar Evening Edition of Yesterday.
GLORIOUS NEWS FROM
GREAT BATTLE AT PITTSBURG LANDING.
Beanregard with an Immense Army Attacks
the Combined Forces of Buell and °mat.
TWO DAYS HARD FIGHTING
TDB RESULT IN DOUBT FOR SEVERAL HOURS
13KM. c 43:.: IN; •
Complete Bout of the Enemy.
Gen. Grant Following Up the Rebels
LOBS HEAVY ON BOTH SIDES.
OWE OF BEAUREGARD'S ARMS
From 18,000 to 20,000 of the United. States
Forces Killed, Wounded and Missing.
85,000 to 40,000 of the Rebels
Killed, Wounded or Missing.
oua LOSS IN •OFFICERS HEAVY.
LIST OF SONS OF TEE KILLED AND WOUNDED
Large Amount of Artillery Taken
Gen Prentls Reported as Taken Prisoner
GENERAL POPE'S OPERATIONS AT
ISLAND No. 10.
Three Rebel Generals and Six Thousand
Prisoners of War Taken.
One Hundred Siege Gum, Several, Field Bat
teries and an Immense - quantity. of Small
Arms and Munitions of War Captured.
General Makall, formerly Ally'. General
of the United States Army among the
The Union Victory Complete and
ll.' 8. MILITLIVI TCLEORAPE, WAR NWT.
. • B. .
The following message was r ec eivedc by the
Secretary of War this evening:
- On the 6th inst. the rebels, in overwhelming
ntinibtra, attacked oar for at Pittsburg Land
ing; • The battle lasted from morning until late
in the afternoon, and resulted in the defeat of
the rebels with heavy- lois on both - sides. Gen.
Grant is following up the enemy,
Gen. Buell has arrived in Tennessee.
Two divisions of his army were in the battle
et Pittabarg Landing.:
To Hon. EDWDT K. &mann, Secretary of War:
The enemy attacked our works at Pittsburg,
Tennessee, yesterday, but were repulsed with
heavy loss. No ‘ details given.
(Signed) H.' W. ilausox, -
Sr. Loins, April.a.--lit response to a serenade
to-night, General Halleck said that Beattregard,
with an immense army, advanced from Corinth
and attacked the combined forces of Generale
Grant and Buell.
The battle began at daybreak yesterday, and
qontinutd till late in the afternoon, with terri
bleloss on both sides. .
We have gained a complete victory, awl
driven the enemy back within hi 9 fortifies-
General Halleck also announced his departure
for the field to morrow morning.
Loony/us, April B.—The Nashville Patriot
of this morning, says:—A gentleman who left
the neighborhood of the Confederate army of
the 'west. last Thursday, reports that Beaure
gard•left , Corinth, on that day, with his own
mind, for Purdy, Tennessee, and Sydney Jonn
stou'left with a force on the same day, for the
same destinati•us via Hamburg.
It ,wis expectedthat they would bring on a
battle on' Friday or Saturday, if their march
virus not impeded by rain.
Official advices from Gen. Grant's command
say, the enemy attacked our forces at Pittsburg,
Tennessee, yesterday, but were repulsed with
heavy foes. •
The partici:dais of the battle have not yet
CHIOAGO, April B.—A private despatch re;
milted in this city to-night from one of Gen:
GraW.'43 st.ff. says:
"lie ham fought, and wan the haniest hid& sur,..
f sight - on this corstitaint." lhe despeitcti hi dated
Pittsburg Landing, April 6. •
General Pope's Operations. •
General Pope iirsoonring the country around
Islabd No. 10,.and so tar has oaptu* General
Milan and staff and 2000 men. '"
The above id not from an of f icial emcee, but
b 3 deemed authentic, and corresponds with the
expectations formed upon the previous official
The following was received this evening
Micas': WAXER LANDIND, April 8, 1862.
is To HON. EDWIN M. STADION,
War : Sin :--Gen. Paine's division marched
forward to Tiptonvills last night and captured
Gen. uski.ll, formerly an Adjutant General of
the United States his ataff, and about- 2000
prisoners from Arkansas and Louisiana- - a large
quantity, of !3toyoh aniLontticip o t a . pro.
Gen. Pope I , I ;AM I P?4Iik come:
gbie iimAgoir,„„z t
u „ the direction of
Islandfew - inintitei; to capture all
that is left.
To the Hon. Edwin it. Stanton, Seeretely of
Brig. Gen. W. M. Makall, late of the United
States Adjutant General's Department, and two
thousand of the rebel forces, have surreudered
to Gen. Pope, and it is expected that many
more will be captured to-day.
Immense quantities of artillery and supplies
have fake into our hands.
H. W. HALLICK, Major General.
ST. Louts, April 8, 1862—r. N.—To the Hon.
E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War:
Gen. Pope has captured three genetals, six
thousand prisoners of war, one hundred siege
pieces, and several field batteries, with im
mense qanntities of small arms, tents, wagons,
horses and provisions.
Our victory is complete and overwhelming
We have not lost a single man.
(Signed) H. W. HALLICE, Major-General.
Sr. Louts. April B.—Gen. Pope has captured
three Generals, six thousand 'rumen of saw, one
hundred sage guns, several f ield bacteria, an im
mense quantity of small arms, taste, wagons, horses,
and proviriceu. In accomplishing all this he has
not mat a single man.
CHIOAOO, April B.—A special dispatch from
Cairo to the Trthune says :—‘ , Dispatches from
New Madrid say that the gnu-boats Pittsburg
and Carondelet yesterday shelled and silenced
the batteries on the opposite shore, when
General Pope ordered the troops across, which
was accomplished without the loss of a man."
'I he rebels fled toward Tipton, sinking sev
eral of their transports and gun boats.
Their floating battery, mounting ten guns,
drifted down the river lest night, and is now
aground near Point Pleasant, a..d will be re
coveted with its armament, The Ohio Belle
will also be recoverd.
General Pope took the Pittsburg and Oaron -
dole., and with a part of his army marched to
Tipton and attacked the enemy this morning.
He took two thousand prisoners.
WATSON'S LANDING, Tenn., April 8.
To Hon. E. M. &twos, Secretary of War :
The enemy evacuated Island No. 10 last
niltbt. It is occupied by Col. Buford of. the
General Pope will capture all that remains on
the Highlands today.
The movement on the rear has done this
(Signed) THomas A. Scow,
Assistant Secretary of War.
• New YORK, April 9.
Special dispatches give many particulars of
the terrible conflict at Pittsburg Landing.
The rebel General Albert Sydney J.ihnson
was kill.ll by a canton ball. Gen &aunt
gard's arm was allot off.
From fifteen thousand to twenty thousand
of the United States forces, and from thirty
five to forty thousand rebels either killed,
wounded or missing.
Our loss in officers is very heavy, but it is
impossible at present to procure their names.
The tollowing are among the number:
Brig. Gen W. H. Wallace. killed.
Colonel Pegram, acting Brigadiet General,
Col. Ellis, 10th Illinois, killed.
311. Goddard, 15th Illinois, killed.
.Lieut. Canfield, 72d Ohio, mortally wound
ed, since dead.
Lteutt.-Colonel Kyle, 4lat Indiana, mortally
Oolonel Davis, 48th Mao's, mortally
General W. B. Sherman, wounded in the
hand by e - trinop
Colonel SweeneY, 62d Illinois, acting Briga-.
dier General, wounded. He received two shuts
in his only remaining arm, having lost one In
Mexico ; also a shot in one leg.
Cot. Sweeny kept the field until the close of
the fight, and he excited the admiration of the
whole romp -
Colonel Dare Stuart, 65th Illlnakt,. • •
Brims:liar-General, will shot through the break;
on Sunday. He returned 40 4 thosliaki on Mon
Col. Charles Croft, 81st nano% noting Brig.
General, shot through the right shoulder, and
Cul. Rayne of r the 48th Lino% wOunded
Col. 0. M'Elnigey, 17th Kentucky, wounded
Lieut.-Col. leant, 18th Kentucky, wounded
Lieut.-Col. Morgan, '26th Indiana, wounded
badly in the head.
Colonel Meson, of the 71st Ohio, wounded
'Major Eaton, 10th Illinois, acting Colonel,
Major Nevi l le, 11th Illinois. wounded slightly.
Capt. Irwi W. Carrow, Gen. Grant's Scout,
bead shot off y a cannon ball.
Capt. Preston Morton, killed.
Capt. Dillon, 18th Illinois, killed.
Capt. Mace, sth Illinois, killed.
Capt. Carter, 11th Illinois, killed.
Major Page, 67th Illinois, killed.
Gen. Prentiss with several hundred of our
then were taken prisoners on Sunday.
THE VERY -LATEST.
PTTIMPING LANDING, Via Font BM= April
9, 8 2A A. m.—One of the greatest and bloodiest
battles of modern days has just closed, resulting
In the complete rout of the enemy, who attacked
us at daybreak on Sunday morning.
The battle lasted, without interruption, dur
ing the entire day, and was again renewed on
Monday morning and continued undecided un
til four o'clock in the afternoon, when the ene
my commenced to retreat, and are dill flying
towards Corinth, pursued by a large force of our
Tice slaughter on both sides has been im
mense. We have lost, in killed, wounded and
missing, from 18,000 to 20,000. and that of the
enemy is ;estimated at from 86,000 to 40,000.
Tbe fight was brought "tin by thine hundred
of the 26th Missouri regiment of Gen. Prentiss'
division, attacking the advance guard of the
rebels, which they supposed to be the pickets
of the enemy. The rebels immediately ad
-waded on Gen. Pren.iss' division, on the left,
wing, routing in volley alter volley of mus
ketry and riddling our camp with grape, canis
ter nod shell.
Our forces soon formed into line and returned
the lire vigerottaly,and by the time we were pre
pared to receive them,had turned their beavie-t
tire on the left centre of Gen Sherman's divi
sion' and drove our men back from their camp
and bringing up a fresh force opened fire on
our left wing, Gen. M'Clernand's division,—
This fire was returned with terrible eff ct and
determined spirit by both the infantry and ar
tillery along the whole line, a distance of over
den. Hurlburt's division was thrown forward
to support the center, when a desperate fight
ensued. The rebels were driven back with ter
riTte but soon rallied and drove
back our men in turn.
From about nine o'clock until night closed,
there waa.no determination of the result of the
The rebels exhibited remarkakible good gen
eralship. At times engaging the left with appall
reutly their whole strength, they would sud
denly open a terrible and destructive fire on
UM right or center. Even our heaviest and
most destructive fire npon the- enemy did not
appear tolibmoursge their solid columns.l)
- fire of Maj. Tsyior's Chicago artillery
newt fatO.mdoirti in scores, but the , smoke no,
sooner (liveried than the breach was again
The most desperate fighting took plea) late
In the afternoon. Gen. Bull's forces had by
this time arrived on the opposite side of th ,
river, and another portion wa , coming up the
river from SavAnnah.
At five o'clock the rebels had forced our left
wing back so as t, occupy fully two thirds ot
our camp, and were fighti g in their efforts to
drive us into the river, and at the same time
heavily engaged our right.
Up to this time we had received no reinforce
ments, Geo. Levi Wallace failing to come to our
support until the day was over, having takeu
the wrong road from Crump's landtog,and being
without other transports than those used for the
quartermaster's and commissary stores, Which
were too heavily laden to bring any considera
ble number of Gen. Buell's forces across the
river, the boats that were here having been sent
to bring up the troops from Savannah. We were
therefore contending against considerable odds,
our forces not exceeding 80,000 men, while that
of the enemy was upwards ot 60,000. Our con
dition at this moment was exceedingly critical.
Large numbers of our men were panic struck,
and others, worn out by hard fighting, with the
average per tentage of skulkers, bad struggled
to wade the river and could not be rallied.
Gen. Grant and staff, who had been recklessly
riding along the lines the entire day amid an
unceasing storm of grape and shell, now rode
from the right to the left, inciting our men to
stand firm until the reinforeements could cross
Col. Webster, the chief of the staff, immedi
ately got into position the heaviest pieces of
artillery frowning on the enemy's right, while
a large number of batteries were planted along
the entire line from the river bank northwest
to our extreme right, some two and a half miles
About an hour before dark a general imam'.
ading was opened upon the enemy front along
our whole line with a perpetual crash of mus
ketry. For a short time the rebels replied with
vigor and effect, but their return shots grew
less frequent and destrurtive, while ours grew
more rapid and terrible.
The gunboats Lexington and Tyler, which
lay a short distance off, kept raining shell on
the rebel train. This last effort was too
much for the enemy and ,:re dusk the grins
bad nearly ceased, and night coining on the
Onr men rested on their arms in the posi
tion they had at the close of the night until
the forces under Major General Wallace arriv
d and took position on the right; and General
Buell's forces from the opposite side and Sa
vannah now being conveyed to the battle
ground, General Nelson's dtvieion was order
ed to form in the rfght, and the forces under
General Crittzudvn was ordered to hie support.
Beady in the morning, General Buell having
arrived, the ball was opened at daylight by
G.-neral Nelso , t's divisqn on the left, and Maj.
General Wallace's division on the right.
General Nekton's force opened a most galling
fire on the rebels, and advanced rapidly as they
fell back. The fire soon became general along
the whole Hoe, and began to tell with terrible
eff ct on the rebels. Generals M'Clernand,
Sherman and Hurlbort's %en, though terribly
jaded from the previous day's fighting, still
maintained their honors won at Donelson, but
the resistance of the rebels was terrible and
worthy a better cause. They were, however,
not enough for our undaunted bravery, and the
dreadful desolation produced by our artillery'
which swept them away like chaff ; but know
ing that defeat here would be the deakh blow
to their hope=, their generals still urged them
on in the face of destruction, hoping, by flank
ing us, to turn the tide of battle.
Their success was for a time cheering, as
they began to gain ground on no, appearing to
have been reinforced, but our left, under Gen.
Nelson, was driving thet%back with wonderful
rapidity, and at eleven o'clock Gen. Buell's
forces had succeeded in flanking them and cap
turing their batteries of artillery. They, how
ever, again rallied on the left and recrossed,
and the right formd themselves forward in
anot4er desperate effort, but reinforcements
from Gen. Wood and Gen. Thomaiooming in
regiment after regiment, which were sent to
Gen. Buell, who had again commenceri to
About 8 o'clock R. Y., Gen. Grant rode to the
left where fresh regiments had been or
dered, and fading the rebels to be wavering,
he sent a portlon'of his body guard to the head
of each of the five regiments, and then ordered
a charge aarche the field himself leading. , The
cannon bails were failing like hail around him.
The men followed with a•ehoat that sound
ed above the roar and din of the artillery, and
the rebels fled in dismay and never made
Gen. Buell followed the retreating rebels,
driving them in splendid style, and at half-past
live P. X., the whole rebel army was in full re
treat to Corinth, with our cavalry in hot pur
We have taken a large amount of artillery,
and also a number of prisoners.
We lost a number of prisoners yesterday,
among them Gen. Prentiss. The number has
not been ascertained yet, but is reported at
Gen. Prentiss is reported wounded. Among
the killed on the rebel side is the General-in-
Chief, 00:t. Albert Sydney Johnson, by a cannon
ball, on the afternoon of Sand iy. 01 this there
is no duubt, as It Ls corroborated by several re
bel officers taken today.
It is further reported that Beauregard had
his arm shot off.
This afternoon Gene. Bragg, Polk, Breckin
ridge and Jackson were commanding the rebel
There never has been a parallel to the gal
lantry and bearing of our officers from the
commanding General to th" lowest officers.
Gen. Grant and his staff were io the field,
and riding along the line in the thickest of the
enemies' lire during the entire two days, and
all slept on the ground on Sunday night during
a heavy rain.
On several occasions Gen. Grant got within
range of the enemy's guns, and was discovered
and fired upon.
Lieut. Cul. McPherson had his horse shot
from under him when along side of Gen. Giant.
Capt. Carbon was between Geo. Grant and your
correspondent when a cannon ball took ofi his
head, and killed and wounded several others.
Gen. Sherman had two horses killed under
him. Gen. McCiernand shared like dangers,
and also Gen. fluriburt, etch receiving bullet
holes thr3ugh their clothes. Gen. Bush re
mained with his troops during the entire day.
and with Gen. Crittenden and Gen. Nelson rode
coutinnotudy along the lines, encouraging the
TRH HEY FROM 9i,000 TO 80,000 STRONG
WasumGTos, April 8
The Secretary of War received a ,letter this
afternoorl,troni General Wool, stating that at
two o'clock, 2. x., yesterday, nothing was do
ing at, Yorktown, except preparations for at
tarking the fortifications; t-at the enemy's
force was reported at from 25,000 to 80,000,
and that at 2 o'clock, 2. ret., the Merrimac,
Yorktown, Jamestown and four tugs were lying
at Craney Island.
Flour continues quiet, with sales of superfine
at $5 12105 25, ex t ra at $5 37845 75, extra
faintly at 56 66, and fancy at $6 2546 60
3 11 ere is more wheat offering, but the market
Is dull ; 4,000 bits. sold at $12641 27 for red,
and $1 52(41 45 for white ; 5,u00 buy. Corn
afloat, sold. at 65c. Provisions unchanged.—
Whisky firm at 284Q)240.
The Opera' - was of Gen
Below Islaml Xo.
The gunboats Caron tolet ar,rl
which run the lrlocka le of the
and Saturday nights, were ex po,el
rebel batteries, but not a.. 11 .t ;try
boat. General Pope his sue eerl,l
four steamers an five barg,. be t,,
rut through the swamps [ruin PLA.ii
above Island No. 10.
This extraordinary and hercal,i
assigned to Cob nel Bissell, will, hi
of engineers and mechanics, nod I, t
executed. It was essen.ial to thr,
the enemy and tee ciplur e of ribe
tetday the gunboat Ctrundel. t,
ker, accompanied by Genetai Grtr.z
Smith. of the Forty-third
H. Marshall, aid of Gen. Po, rr, e ra
nolssartre, by order of General
ville, the object being to draw th ,, .
masktd batteries of the en-my.
A large number of batten, , .
at or near each print where oar
land, and there was a coutinq
guns alt day. The Careirdr-I,t rti
battery on her way up [be met, I,
Marshall, Aid to Gen. Pope, a , , , ,
some soldiers of the Tw oty
landed, spiked the guns, br tit
and threw the rebel itrounitr r., ita
All returned to New Mt•lrid in r...1c
ed with their excursion
This morning the gur.b
Pittsburg proceeded, by order, to t
lected by Gen. Pope for his r
in two hours three batteries acct
the guns spiked.
At 11 o'clork. the First Div;,.ori
ments of infantry and one b terl
commanded by General P.tie , •, cr
followed by General Suinl- y'H
General Granger. Toe
in the face of the enemy, an, pre:,.
did spectacle, rr fleeting t
end Pope, whose energy dui sii ;,
Matters at Yorktown Progressin;
THE RECENT s
The Old Point boat bits art i.
eight o'clock last evcuin.t. Uir
rebel steamer Meni:/13'2 13 C.;lt U
with seven other guttbo.tts, u.
The weather is cold and f , gzy
The latest from Yorktown I v t
day la that everything is pro4l,s ,
torily, but that a battle id no.
a day or two.
An order has been Lisw , d fr m
ment announcing that Capt
Abilistant Adjutant Genuai, h.,s i.
by the President an fiddltlou 11 A
to General Wool, with the rtu 0
Lieutenant Colonel Whipple kt
perform the duties of A - t.wi A
eral and chief of the star u:
which office he has tilled w,r.:l r,
*MOMS Since Beptaw Uer latt
The drnericnn', special
that the storm which r.
afternoon and continued :
doubtless prevented the M
ing out as intended. She
oonildently as suou as the ar
A gentleman who was ou
BaIICOGIS when ehe went
of truce on Moodily, eats Ili
mao was then lying off Cr. 1, 1, y
Yorktown, Jamestown au I 1,,
small trigs were in company
No particular change In tt:
the Merrimac from that pre, ,
was here before was non,: d.
impression of those on boo I
that the whole fleet wLg ~n
when the flag of truce :Live Lied
The Eltdtamust hive been
army now advancing up tt.ti
prlved as they are t a gre it et
shelter of tents an I coin.tet le I
watchfulness iu the lice of lie
• The rude were uoue to gokof
now be brought toe more Intim.
and the public Inuit not be
expecting early results in tLi= d r.
We have enlarged repirts Itt
number of rebels on the peel
formidable character of the it ti
number of guns, &c., but ex izei
forte of rumor, and it is •td . e. to
half. Whatsoever the force uty
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, April 6
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Loss a. all u.:Or .CCO case •el
a number of raire p s tie
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