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From our Morning Edition.
NORFOLK IND PORTSIIIOIIII
The Cities Occupied by the
The Union Troops Commanded by
Secretary Chase Accompanied the Expedition.
THE MONSTER MERRIMAC BLOWN UP
General Viele in Command as Military
No Portion of the City or Navy Yard Injured
The Rebels. Withdraw from the City
Without a Battle.
FULL DETAILS OF THE EXPEDITION.
President Lincoln Superintends in
Person, the Embarkation and
Debarkation of Troops.
Re Declares that Norfolk Must Fall
The Merrimac must Succumb to the Naval
And that the Government Property must
HIS ENTHUSIASTIC REOEPTIO N
He is First to Step on the °Seared
T7l E TROOPS ENGAGE D
PENNSYLVANIANS IN THE EXPEDITION
THE CAPTURED STEAMERS YORKTOWN
AND JAMESTOWN MANNED
BY UNION CREWS.
THEY APPROACII SHELLING MS
TANCE OF RUINED.
WABIUNOTON, May 11
The following was received at the War De
pertinent this morning:
FORTRESS MoNaoE, May lOtlt,
12 o'clock at night
Nottrout IS OURS and also PORTSMOUTH and
the NAVY YARD. Gen. Wool having completed
the landing of his forces at Willoughby point,
about nine o'clock this morning, completed
his march on Norfolk with 5,000 men. Sec
retary Chase accompanied the General. About
five miles from the landing place a rebel bat
tery was found on the opposite side of the
bridge over Tanner's creek. After a few dis
charges of - companies of infantry the rebels
burned the bridge; this compelled our, forces
to march around five miles further. At five
o'clock in the afternoon our forces were within
a short distance of Norfolk, and were met by
a delegation of citizens and the city was for
mally surrendered. Our troops marched in,
and we now have possession.
PHILADELPHIA, May 'Xi
Information has been received here of the
surrender of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Gosport and
the navy yard, by the rebels, to a Federal force
SA* strong, under Major-General Wool.
The rebels before the surrender blew up and
sunk the monster Merrimac.
FORTRESS MONROE, May 11
R o n. F. Watson, Assistant Secretary of War
The Mellitus° was blown up by the rebels at
two minutes before five o'clock this morning.
She was sat fire to about three o'clock, and the
explosion took plkoe at the time stated.
It was s'.id to have been a grand eight by
those who saw It.
The Monitor steamer and the gunboats have
gone up towards Norfolk
Gen. Miele is In command in Norfolk, as
The city and navy yard were not burnt--The
fire which had been seen for some hours proved
to be the woods on fire,
Gen. Wool with Secre ary Chase returned
about eleven o'clock.
Gen. Huger withdrew his forces without a
A Graphic Description of the Expedition.
Old Point this evening presents a most stir
ring spectacle—about a dozen steamer trans
ports are loading, troops. They will land on
the shore opposite the Rip Raps, and march
direct'on Norfolk. At the time I commence
writing, (9 P. 11.0 the moon shines so brightly
that I am bitting in the open air in an elevated
position,-writing by moonlight.
The transports are gathering in the stream,
and have on board aitillery, cavalry and in
fantry and will soon he prepared to start.
lhe Rip Raps are pouring shot and shell
into heWAriPs Point,' and a bright light in ihe
direction of Norfolk leads to the supposition
that the work of destruction has commenced.
President Lincoln, as commander-in-chief of
the army and navy, is superintending the ex
pedidou himself. about six o'clock he went
Across to the place selected fur I anaiug vt. hick is
about a. mile.below the Rip Raps. It is said he
was first to-step-fin shore, and after examining
for himseit the faoilities of lauding returned to
the Point where he was received with enthusi
astic cheering by the troops who were em
The Merrimac still lies off Craney Island and
the Monitor has resumed her usual position.
The fleet are floatin; quietly at anchorage,
'ready at any moment for activity. It is evaLnt
:hat the &ale of the rebellion, so far as Nor
folk is concerned, is rapidly approaching.
The .general expectation is that the troops
now embarking will have possession of the city
before to-morrow night.
10 o'clock, P. N. —The expedition has not
yet started, the delay being caused by the time
required for storing the horses and cannon on
The batteries at the Rip Raps have stopped
throwing shells and all is quiet. The scene in
the roads of the transports steaming about is
the most heedful description of panoramic view
11 P. M.—Tne vessels have not yet sailed.
The hierimac exhibits a bright light. It is said
the i`eminole will go up James river In the
course of the night.
WiLLOUGHBT's FOINT, Saturday Norttiny, May
10.---The troops left doting the night and at
daylight could be seen from the wharf landing
at Willoughby's Point, a short distance from
the rip raps.
Through the influence of Secretary Stanton,
obtained, this morning, a permit to accompany
Cioneral Wool, (lenerai Mansfield and their
staffs to Willougby Point ou the steamer Kan
sas, and here I am on the "sacred soil" with
iu eight miles of Norfolk.
The point at which we have landed 'is known
as Point Pleasant, one of the favorite drives
The first regiment landed was the 20th New
York; known as Max Weber's regiment, who
pushed on imuied.ately, under command of
Gen. Weber, and were at eight o'clock in the
morning picketed within five milts of Nortolk.
The Ist Delaware regiment, Col. Andrews, was
pushed forward at nine o'clock, accompanied
by Gene. Mansfield and Viele and staff. They
were soon followed by the 16th Massachusetts,
Col Wyman. The balance of the expedition
Consists of the Tentit New York, Col Benedix,
the Forty-eighth Pennsylvania, Col. Raley ;
she Ninety-ninth New York, Coast Guards ;
Major Dodges battalion of mounted rifles, and
Copt. Folett's, company D, of the Fourth regu
Gen. Wool and staff remained to superintend
the landing of the balance of the force,:all of
whom were landed and off before noon.
The President accompanied by Secretary
Stanton, accompanied General Wool and staff
to the wharf and then took a tug and proceeded
to the Minnesota where the President was re
ceived with a national salute.
It is generally 'admitted that the President
and Secretary Stanton'have infused new vigor
into both naval and military operations here,
and that the country will have no cause for
further complaint as to the insulting course of
the rebels in this quarter.
The President has declared that Norfolk
must fall, the Merrimac must succumb to the
naval power of the Union, and that the gov
ernment property at Norfolk must be re-pos
sessed at whatever cost it may require. What
is more, he has determined to remain here un
til it is accomplished.
The iron clad gunboat Galena, accompanied
by the Port Royal and Aristook, went up the
James river on Wednesday night, and although
I have been unable to obtain any positive in
formation from them since she silenced the
forts in the lower part of the river, it is un
derstood that the President has despatches from
Gen. M.'Clelltan to the effect that they have
given him most valuable aid in driving the
enemy to the wall.
It is even stated, today, that the Galena
not only captured the Yosktowu and James
town, but has put crews on board of them mid
run them up within shelling distance of the
river defences of Richmond. Ot the Una' of
this, however, I cannot vouch for, as Old
Point is becoming famous for fabulous rumors.
CAPTURE OF THE REBEL STEAMERS
YORKTOWN AND JAMESTOWN.
' "Nsw Yam, May 11.
Special despatches state that the iron clad
steamer Galena has sunk the rebel steamer
Yorktown and captured the Jamestown in the
Portsmouth, Vs.,lies opposite Norfolk,
only one mile distat, on the left bank of
Elizabeth river. It is a port of entry, and
capital of Norfolk county, situated eight miles
from Hampton Roads, and 105 mites east
south-east of Richmond ; population 15,000.
The harbor is justly reckoned one of the finest
in America, and ships of any burden find Ports
mouth harbor a safe and commodious haven.
Gosport, a suburb of Portsmouth, is lemons for
a dry dock, built at much expense and capable
of admitting the largest ship in the navy. The
Naval Hospital is a noble structure of stuccoed
brick. The Court House, a fine building,
churches, bank, the Virginia Literary, Scientific
and Military Academy are all splendid and
costly edifices. The site of the town is very
level, and just below the junction of the south
and east-branches of the river. The streets
cross at right angles,
dividing the town into
rectangular blocks. Portsmouth, from Its na-
E. S. SANFORD.
"INDEPENDENT 1N ALL THI - YGS---NETITRAL IN NONE.'
FORTRESS Moamar., May 10, 9 P. M
The Captured Cities.
HARRISBURG, PA.. MONDAY AFTERNOON,'`' MAY 12, 1862
val poeitien, contiguity to Norfolk, and being
held by the Confederates,
made a promi
Dent stand in the present war oasis. Ferry
boats plied incessantly between Portsmouth and
Norfolk, and daily communication was had with
Richmond by railroad connections, and by
steamers ' also when the James river is not
blockaded, afford it facility . with Richmond,
Chart, ston, and with Washington. The Con
federate army was stationed along Elizabeth
river with heavy batteries, at distances of three
miles apart, to prevent Portsmouth being cap
tured—Sewall's Point battery was the most ex
treme northern one erected for aggressive pur
NORFOLK is a maratime city in the county of
Norfolk, and State of Virginia. It is built on
tbe right bank of Elizabeth river ; 8 milts from
Hampton Roads, 32 miles from he ocean; 110
below City Point, 106 S. E. of Richmond, by
land, and 160 by water. It is in lat. 56 deg_4sl
min. north. Lon. 76 deg,: 19 min. west. Ports
mouth is on the west sideof the river, opposite,
and about one mile distant. No harbor in the
'Coked States cau excel it; here ships ot . the
largest size can lay at the wharves, or ride at
auchor in perfect bafety. In population,Nor
tolk exceeds any city in the State, eacell'Rich
mond, the capital. In commerce neither the
capital nor any other can equal it. Eggs, ber
ries, oysters, vegetables and poultry are abun
dant. Nine years ago $45,000 worth of tags
were Shipp, d. The site of the city is as level
as a race course ; and although not regular,
yet the streets are wide, and the edifices sub
stantially, and many of them elegantly con
structed, chiefly of brick or stone. City Hall
is a tine building with its cupola and Tesoro;
columns: The Military Academy of Done, and
the Mechanics' Hall, of Gothic architecture, are
costly and elegant structures. So is the new
Custom House. Nimmons places of worship,
several printing offices, a beautiful cemetery tu
the suburbs, and thousand natural and artificial
beauties and advantages, render Norio k a
splendid city. Tee harbor entrance is over a
mile wide, commanded by the batteries of Forts
Monroe and Calhoun. A canal through the
Oismal Swamp gives Norfolk the advantage of
inter-communication with North and bouth
Carolina. When Virginia seceded Commodore
Pendegrast burnt part-of the large Navy Yard
at Norfolk, and sunk two of the largest men
of-war belonging to the United States navy, to
prevent them from falling into the hands of the
I Virginians. The reason fur scuttling these fine
vessels was, that the entrance to Norfolk had
been obstructed by the Virginians sinking ves
sels on the bars. Since then one of those ves
sels; the Iderritnac, was raised by the rebels ; and
has been in their service until yesterday, when
she was fired and blown up by them on the ap
proach of the federal forces.
Commodore .°Pendegrast was compelled to
leave 2,500 heavy cannons at Tfig Navy Yard
when he retreated. These guns were used
by the Confederates in batteries along the Eii
zibeta, James, York and Potomac rivers, and
were of the greatest value to tue Confederate
troops there. The battery at Sewall'e Point was
of these same columbiacs. Railroad facilities
are alej in operation. This city is famous in
Americ in history as being burat by. the. British
in 1776, and present events will tend - to render
it stilt more celebrated. Its population is Zbout
liamaorans., &c.—The Norfolk and Petersburg,
and the Seaboard and Ruatroke Railroads, hater
sect this county. On the Norfolk and Peters
uurg Railroad, Norfolk is the .only station ; on
the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad, nagnolia
and Portsmouth are the stations.
. , .
Rasa; &o.—the county is drained by the
Pasquotauk, ElizaDinh and North rivers, and by
Deep Creek. , Population of Norio& county,
Latest from the West.
UNION FEELING IN ARKANSAS.
Former Secessionists taking the Oath of
SLAVES CONFISCATED BY GENERAL CURTIS.
BeTavia, Au., May 6
The Union feeling which prevails along the
route to this place has been at a low ebb, but
since the arrival of Gen. Curtis' army here,
men from surrounding towns are daily coming
in and avowing themselves on the side of the
old government. The day we reached here
thirty _men came in from a distance of fifty
miles to congratulate us on our arrival. Large
numbers of secessionists are voluntarily coming
forward and taking the oath of allegiance, stat
ing that the Southern Confederacy is dead. ' •
Many of the townships are loyal to the core,
and it has only been the larger villages where
the noisy politicians have kept the thing alive
that have overawed the country people.
Arkansas lies prostrate at the feet of the gov
ernment. There are no rebel troops in the
State except Oleanians, Jayhawkers and some
Texan regiments said to be at Little Bock.
,All. the steamboats on the Arkansas and
White rivers have been taken away by the re
bels to prevent them from falling into our
By order of Gen. Curtis, twenty-eight slaves
belonging to Judge Martin, of Polk Bayou, Ar
kAnsas, captured on the ad inst.,in Indepen
dence county, _while beieg taen south by
agents of the rebellion, have been confiscated
and emanoipatedand allowed to go wherever
FROM FOR PICKENS.
The Rebels Still in Possession o
NEW Tom; May 10.
The schooner Medora arrived here from Fort
Pickens this afternoon. She left the fort on
the 24th ult., and reports that up to that time
the rebels were still in possession of Pensacola
having a furce of 11,000 men there.
Gen. Arnold was awaiting reinforcements and
gunboats, before attacking the place:
The health of the troops was good.
TREMENDOUS FIRE AT TROY
Taoy, N. Y., April 10. -
A large fire has been raging here since eleven
o'clock this morning, destroying a bridge across
the Hudson river, the Tutton Union and
American Houses, Washington Hall, four
churches, and numerous other public buildings.
The Albany fire department has been brought
here to assist is stopping the conflagration,
but the Are still rages at this hour, 8 o'clock p.
al., with a high gale blowing. Thebes will be
From Gen. M'Clellan's Army.
Com. Roger's Expedition up the James
The purstilt ofthe Retreating Rebels
Gen. Stoneman's Ileadquarters Within 27 Miles
THE ENEMY IN SIGHT, BUT FALLING Biel
They Expect to make a Stand at Bottom
GEN. MOLELLAN FOLLOWING UP ZU
THE ENGAGEMENT AT SLATER'S MILLS
HOWELL. COBB WITH THE REBEL AIRY
Coin. Rodgers expedition was beard from this
afteruoou ascending .the James river.
The'folkiwing has jihitteen received :
Now KANT CuUltT 11.ust,lilay 10,3 o'clock, P.M.
'Dm putsuit of the.retreatiug rebels by uur
troops under doriEama,nd of. Gen. Stoneman, has
in every respect been successful. His head
quarters are now here, within twenty-seven
roues or Richmond, while the advauce, consist
ing of the Eighth . 111inois cavalry, is live miles
The. enemy is in sight but gradually fill
ing back. The inhabitants have in nearly
every instance left, tin from the best informa
tion that has been obtained, the enemy will
make a stand at Button Bridge, fifteen miles
frum Richmond and the head watink of the
AleCiellaa with the main body of the
army • is 'rapidly tonowing up within a Jew
Cumberland, a small town on the Yomonky
river, and two =Wee and a half .from here, was
deserted this morning by the enemy, and is now
uccupred by our troops.
There are no rebels to be seen as reported by
our scouts, this side of the Cnickahominy
river, except on the direct rued to Richmond.
The knee under Gen. Stoneman consisted of
the tad ithude Island and 9th Pennsylvania
regiments of infantry, 'Capt. Robinson's outcry
ut tight artillery, and the Sixtu Cavalry under
11::jur Williams. The rear guard of this enemy
which remained here last night, and whicu our
men had to drive before thew, was Gen. Long-
Street' s division, consisting of ten regiments of
inituitry and tea batteries and a regiment, of
the Firat Virginia cavalry. •
Our advance was this morning strengthened
on ascertaiumg. the force of, the enemy, by the
eigath Illinois. cavalry; and two regiluents ut
the first New Jersey litigade.
:rue enemy on leaving here this forenoon
fired two buildings, containing the commissary.
arid quarter in atores.-
- TM:engagement yesterday between our ad
vauee and the enemy's rear 'at Slater's Mills
threw miles trom here resulted in fourteen et
the-enemy's-cavalry being killed, and several
Caked Pri,oners.. They secured iteir wounded.
'The sixth cavalry, which made a most brilliant
charge, had three men killed, three missing
and thirteen wounded.
holvell Cobb • remained here Lust night and
left with the rebels this merning.
The enemy's retreat has been most admira
bly accomplished, carrying almost everything
with' them in the shape of forage, provisions.
lhe wagon trains moving in the day time and
their troops at night.
The enemy covered their retreat with a line
of skirmishers, stretched along the country,
driving in their stragglers at the point of the
The Richmond papers of the sixth make no
mention of the movements of their army. The
country between here mad Bottom Bridge is
thickly wooded, with few clearings, and in
many places low and swampy.
The jail here was burnt yesterday.
The railroad from West Point to the bridge,
where it crosses the Pomuiaky river, has been
torn up. The &Lau - notion of the bridge will
probably follow: , '
Plot to hand the town over to the Rebels
ARSEST OF SOH OF THE CONSPIRATOR
CHICAGO, May 10.
Intelligence from Paducah, s iys a plot w:
discovered ou the part of secession residents
there to hand the town over to the rebels.—
Steps have been taken to punieh the conspira
tors. Fur several weeks past they have night
ly met, six hundred in number, in a large hail
thAt city and but for 'that information given
by the of their ntimber the plot would have
beeti consummated within another week.
The military force there has been largely
increased. Every precaution is taken to pre-
vent surprise. 'lna large-sixty-four pounders
upon the embankment around the Marine
hospital are turned upon the town to be used
in case of outbreak.
About fifty wounded rebels were brought up
by the stcamer Commodore, having left York
town yesterday. They are the most forlorn
objects, coverer with rags, tatters and filth.
They were provided with comfortable quarters,
in the new jail.
Many of our citizens are sending contribu
tions in the way of delicacies to relieve the
sufferings of the wounded of Sickles brigade
and New Jersey soldiers.
FIRE AT THE AUBURN STATE PRISON .
Amnum, N. Y., May 10.
A Sre broke out in the cooper shop of the
Auburn State Prison at six o'clock last evening,
destroying the building and a large amount of
stock and tools belonging to Messrs. A. Miller
& Co. The prison was but little damaged—the
toss of the State amounting to about $4,000,
and that of Killer & Co. $lO,OOO. The con
victs worked manfully to prevent the flames
from'spreading. There Is no insurance on the
FORTIMS .MONIOIO, May. 11
ARRIVAL OF REBEL PRISONERS.
BAITIMORZ, May 10
From the Mississippi,
All the Rebel Land Forme Withdrawn
from Fort Wright
JEFF, THOMPSON IN COMMAND.
THE FORT TO BE EVACUATED THIS WEEK.
Destruction of Property at Memphis
ARRIVAL OF • COM, FOOTE.
Surprise and Capture oof 100 of Chir Cav
airy by the Rebels.
The Rebels Burning Cotton and Destroying
Sugar and Molasses at Memphis.
JEFF TROMISON ENFORCING THE CON-
SCRIPTION - ACT.
Beauregard's Army on Half Rations.
Arrest of Union Men in Memphis
A special dispatch from Fort Wright. says
hat deserters arriving at the fleet yesterday
asserted positively that all the land forces_have
been withdrawn .from the fort save barely
enoush to work the guns.
Jeff Thomson came Jap yesterday under a flag
of truce and exchanged a couple of federal sur
geons captured at Belmont for rebel officers of
equal rank. He has command both afloat and
CAIRO, May 10.
Com. Foote arrived here to-day en note for
Cleveland, leaving Capt. Davie in charge of the
The destruction of property at Memphis is
corroborated by the Federal prisoners ex
changed yesterday. We also learn iron, them
that Gn. Villissigne expressed himself dis
gusted with the manner in which his com
mand had been taken away piece meal.
The general opinion among distinguished
officers is that Fort Wright is to be evacuated
CAIRO, April I.o.—The steamer Roe, from
Pittsburg Landing yesterday a ftercoon, reports
that one hundred of oar cavalry, while rrcon
noltering from the left wing on Thursday night,
were surprised by a superior force of rebels and
A refugee from Memphis reports that a large
number of troops had arrived at Memphis from
Arkansas. The Texas troops sent to Corinth
by the Provost Marshal, had commeLced burn
ing cotton early. last week. Most of the sugar
and molasses were thrown in the, river.
The rebel g.mernment had seised a large
amount of property and sent it to Columbus,
Miss. and promieed to pay for it in three
months after a treaty of peace with the United
Jeff Thompson was scouricg the country
around Memphis with his gang enforcing the
conscription act Deserters from Beauregard's
army reported the troops on half rations;
that the provisions would not last forty days.
All the infantry which had been stationed at
Fort Wright had been sent' to Corin , h. A
numb. rof citizens of. Memphis had been im
prisoned for expressing doubts as to the success
of the rebellion. The friends of the Union
remained; but' the rebel sympathizers were
leaving for the interior anticipating the arrival
of the federal fleet. .
CHICAPO, May 10.—A ..special dispatch from
Cairo says that a report reached here last night
that 'a lieutenant from the gunboat Mown
having been sent to the mortars during yester
day, seeing signs of life about • the works at
Fort Wright, approached nearer,
and with a
glass was able to see but few laborers. Al
though he could look into the works not a
soldier was to be seen.
NAVAL ENGAGEMENT NEAR FORT PILLOW.
A REBEL FLEET OF EMT GUNBOATS
ATTACH THE UNION FLEET.
Two of the Rebel. Gunboats blown up
The Remaining] Six Make a Precipitate
The Rebel &infirm' Commanded: by
WASHINGTON, May 11.
The following despatch bus been received by
the Navy Department:
FLAG SHIP BENTON, ABOVE FORT PILLOW,
May 10, via CAIRO, May 11.
To Hon. Guisort-Weans, Secr'y of the Navy:
The naval engagement, for which the rebels
have been preparing, took place this morning:
The rebel fleet, consisting of eight iron-clad
gunboats, f,,ur of which" were fitted up with
iams, cisme up handsomely. The action lasted
one hour. Two of the rebel gunboats were
blown up, and one sunk, when the enemy re
tired precipitately under the guns of the tort.
Only six vessels of my squadron were
engaged. The Cincinnati sustained some injury
from the rams, but will be in Spiting condition
Captain Steropble distinguished himself. He
is seriously wounded. The Benton is uninjured.
Mortar boat No. 16, in charge cf second master
Gregory, behaved with great, spirit. The rebel
squadron is supposed to be commanded by
(Signed) C. H. DAVIS,
Captain Commanding the Western flotilla on
the Mississippi river pro tem.
CAPTURE OE ANOPHER PRIZE VESSEL.
New Yosx, May 10.
The prize schooner Flash arrived here this
afternoon, having been captured cff Prices' In
let while trying to run ,A2e blockade, by the
balk Restless. Her crew ran her ashore, set
her on fire and escaped, but our boats boa rded
her, extinguished the flames and towed her off.
She had British colors and cleared from Hassan,
N. P., for New York.
tham riding film
having procured Steam Power Pram's, we are proper
ed to execute JOB add BOOK PRINTING of every owed()
.on, cheaper than It Can he done at any other establish
meat In the country.
111.7- Four lines or less constitute onehalf square. bigot
toes or more than four constitute a square.
Haul Square, One day
IS three months
ti ata months
One square, one day
,one 2 00
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air Business notices inserted in the Lheal Mum.. 44
hefore Marriges and Deaths, EIGHT DENTS PER LINA
for each insertion.
Marriges and Deaths to be charged as,agalar ad.
Official Order of Secretary Welles on
the Capture of New Orleans.
APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS IN THE
The "Peace" Men in Council.
Sir. :—Cerr. Barrer, your second In command
has brougnt to the D rpartment the official dis
patches from your squadron, - ,vith the trophies
forwarded to the National Capital. Our Navy,
fruitful with victories, presents no more signal
achievement time this ; nor .is there any ex
ploit surpassing it recorded in the Batista of
Naval warfare. In p 'acing - and eventually over
coming Forts J tckson and St. Phillip. the bat
teries above and below New Orleans, destroying
the barrires of chains, steam rams, fire rafts,
Iron clad cease's, and other obstructions, cap
turing from the rebel forces the great southern
metropolies; and obtaining possession and con
trol of the lower Mississippi, yourself, your
officers and our brave soldiers and marines whose
courage and daring bear historid renown, have,
won a nation's gratitude and applause. I con
gratulate you and your command on your great
success on having contributed ea largely towards
destroying the unity of the rebellion and hi re
restoring again to the protection of the national
Government and the National flag, the import
ant city of the Mississippi valley and so large a
portion of its immediate dependencies.. 'Your
example and its successful results thoueh at
tended with some sacrifice of lite-and iciest of
ships inculcate the fact that the first duty'of
commander in war is to run great risks for the
accomplishment of great en-:e. One and all,
officers and men comprising your command de
serve well of. their. country.
I am respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
CRioapo, May 10
To Flag officer, D. G. Farragnt, command
ing Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, New
The following officers are ordered to report
to Captain Daubs, commanding at the pal
more station, for duty on the gunboat Paul
Lieutenant E. P. Williams acting masters,
E. G. Loring, W. W. Mader, Jr., John B. Or
Lieutenant W. B. Harrison has been detached
front tae command of the Ciyuga, to report to
fttg officer Goldsborough on the 20th for the
command of the gunboat Nebraska.
Lieutenant Abner reed has been detached
from the command of the New London, to re
port to flag officer Farragut, for the command
of the Ca} uga.
R. Flank Cook, of Philadelphia, has been
promoted to acting master.
Acting master's mate, William L. Bibcnck,
of the Viresttield, has' been appointed acting
master, to report to flag officer Farragnt.
Lieutenant Edward A. Barrett has been or
dered to the United States steamer Connecti•
The "peace" Democrats of Congress, are la
secret session at the Capitol to-day. None
but the democratic members of Congress and
slave state men are present. Some new plot
is probably hatching.
Many sensation rumors are afloat bens. to
day, but they cannot be traced to any trust
Arrival of Wounded Soldiers from the
Battle of W
THE NAMES OF THE WOUNDED.
She steamer Commodore arrived at this port
thin af.erntxa, limn Yorktown, and is now in
the harbor with between 600 and 700 sick and
wounded who will go into the ho'epital.
lee following is an official list of the names
of the killed anti wounded at the battle of
Williamsburg, in addition to those published
on Friday morning :
Filth Excelsior Eviment, al. Bird COMMandinf.
Sergeant John Dutton.
Sergeant B. Jordan.
Chas. Ecuely. -
Cuss. Cbrandies. •
Pat H , •
Jas. D Aigherty.
Corporal Jas. Herkliif.
Lilac E. Mulligan.
Francis S. Sterns.
Sergeant John Harmer.
Y. J. M'Donald.
Wm. H. Hart.
Sergeant J. Richardson.
Isaac C. Barley.'
John S. Verner.
Corporal Charles Linn.
Second Lieutenant Purdy.
First Sergeant Fr4nk M. Brown,
Corporal John Towers.
John G. Keech.
2d lAent. D. Louche. ,
[Comm m= ON FOtTIMI &GM.]
SECRET CUMIN WkSRINGION
WASHINGTOR, May 10
NAVY DEPARTMENT, Snturday, May 10
BALTIMORI, May 10