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THE GREAT BATTLE
EVENTS OF THE LAST THREE
GREAT BATTLE ON FRIDAY.
mportant Strategetio Movement
EVACUATION OF WHITE HOUSE.
TEE EMERY SEVERELY REPULSED
General Meelellan's Army Massed South
of the Chicknhominy.
TIM BERRY DRAWN OUT OF IDS IN.
Onward to kdohmond.
[correspondence of the Baltimore dmarksui.
Warn House, June 28.
The events transpiring at this point, and in
the army before Richmond daring the past four
days, have been of such varied character and
thrilling interest, that I scarcely know were to
commence or end the record in order to make
it at all understandable to the general reader.
Many who were eye witnessess to these move
ments have fled panic stricken, fully convinced
that the whole army before Richmond has
been destroyed, and that General McClellan
has been out-witted, out-generated, out flank
ed and "driven to the wall," where he prom
ised to place the enemy. The evacuation of
White House was o them an inexplicable mys
tery under any other condition of facts ; but
had they kept theii eyes open in the early part
of the week, they would have discovered that
the work of evacuation was silently and sure
ly progressing before any of the fighting on
the right wing, as early as Tuesday, and that
large numbers of vessels had left the York 1
and Pamunkey rivers and were moving rapidly
around to a new basis of operations on the
James river. They might also have observed
that all civillians were forbidden to approach
the front as early as Tuesday, under any pre
tence whatever, and that the immense stores
of supplies at Dispatch !Mallon had been stead
ily reduced for a week, until the ie.& barrel of
crackers, barrel of beef and bale, of hay had
disappeared before the great contest on Friday,
which left the way open for toe enemy to ap
proach that point, which I. have every reason
to believe was designedly intended by General
McClellan to be the month of the trap into
which they were being led, and I hope and
believe to their entire rout and discomfiture.
Before proceeding to the narrative of events
as they have occurred in the vicinity of White
House during the past few days, I will briefly
state that tne whole movement of Gen. Mc-
Clellan, so far as the changing of his lines are
concerned, and in reality the making of his
left wing his right wing, and withdrawing his
right wing to rest near Savage Station at the
railroad bridge across the Chickahozniny, has
been accomplished, throwing the way open tor
the enemy to rush to his coveted feast at the
White House, where he found nothing but an
Whether this movement is good or bad, or
what may be intended by General McClellan to
be accomplished by , it, furthei than throwing
his left on to the James river, and supporting
Fort Darling, it is iinpossible at present to say.
A day or an hour may decide this point. I
wilt merely proceed to a narrative of events as
they oocured at White House up to Sattutlay at
noon, embracing such statements as reached
us from the battle Acid ori Wedneeday, Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday-
WZDAISDAT AT Tem MILTS Berea.
At the White House on Wednesday, matters
were progreseing as usual, with the eaceptliuu
that tnere had been a Quack in the lauding of
stores of all descriptione, whilst these on the
!antilop were being rapidly unified in wagon,
nod moved tiff toward.. the left flank. Several
steamers, with Lugo strings of vette le bedewed
with linage awl substiteuce, had also been
started down thu river with orders to proceed
to cal &dot on the Jewels river.
Ibis reversal in the courte of transportation
oconnotied considerable col/intent and specula
Lion, but was ascurtaiutici to be the tulfilinent
co au cider direct from Gen- Some
euppoeeo it to be haended for the supply of tt
paten of Or.n. Baroside'd arwy, which minor
*Aid had rescued the Janint river to co-operate
with hun. Au order was also received front
adquarters early on Wednesday to prohibit
any touts Eros coining tomato:l to the hues on
any cousideratious whatever, unless the parties
belonged to the army. This older was so per
emptory that even tome connected with the
press, some of whom had come down to for.
ward their report by the mail beats, were pre
vented from returning, and °theta who hed
smuggled themselves through, were promptly
On the same day General Casey came down
and took eumunuid of the small land force, tacit
exceeding 000 men, and in the evening was no
tified to prepere at any moment for the entire
evacuation of the post, and the preservation as
far as practicable , of the public property. Simi
lari 4:lidera were also sent to Col. Ingalls. He
immediately communicated with the fleet, and
a division of men, armed with axes, proceeded
during the night to cut down the trees around
White House, and subsequently all the way
along, above and below the Fremuniey bridge
so as to give them free play for the nee their
guns. On the same evening we had a report
from headquarters that division of the rebels,
the forms ,of Stonewall Jackson and General
Ewell, were approaching and threatening to
open the way by the right flank foe a raid on
the White Houle- In the mean time the trains
on the railroad were kept running night and
day, carrying forward nothing but ammunition
and munitions of war, with slcgc and rOug e t
trains, and field pieces.
The down train of cars due at 7 o'clock on
Wednesday evening had not arrived, whick
added to the Incitement among the sutlers and
amp followers. At half-peat 10 o'clockin the
eveelag, however, the train arrived, bringing
down' about ninetyrun, ,ded men it having
been delimit for theii enmeceodation. They
HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1862.
were nearly all of Gen. Hooker's division, and
bad participated in the gallant advance on the
belt of the centre on Wednesday morning,
driving the enemy from their rifle pits and re
porting that they had secured and held what
is known as Tavern Hill, an important posi
tion, commanding the city of Richmond. This
is the " important point" alluded to in the
despatches of Gen. M'Clellan detailing the of
fitir. The entire loss on our side was reported
to be about.two hundred and twenty wounded
and sixty killed. A large number of these
wounded were, however, very slight, most of
them being able to walk from the care to the
hospital boat. Thus ended the events of Wed
DOINGS ON THURSDAY
The fact that the couboata had taken position
in front of the lauthog wir guns ou
abutted, and the sweepingVay of the
which watt still progresaidt gave renew -
tivity to the rush of the camp fulluwers "or
pass, s by the mail boat to Fortress liionroe,and
our pupulation C01111:10311Md to be rapidly de
The down train from the front reported all
quiet, with the exception of certain my sterioue
movement's within our lines, that were nut um
derstandable to civilians. Tne imcueuse s o.k
of stores and forage at Dispatch Station, eleven
Miles from White House, were being carried
off with great rapidity, and subseqently we
learned that an immense train of wagons bad
been running from that point all day, with for
age and stores, and that the greatest activity
in their removal was being observed. In the
evening it was announced that not a bale of
hay, a bushel of oats, a barrel of beef or a box
of crackers was left.
Throughout the day at White House the
greatest vigilance was observed in and around
the headquarters of Gen. Casey, who bad
pitched his tents on the beautiful lawn in front ,
of the White House, the building itself being
occupied as the private quarters of the Sisters .
of Charity—and here let me add that it is quite
a small building, having not more than six ,
small rooms in it,the outbuildings and servant's
quarters being separate from the residence.—
General Washington himself could not com
plain of the use of it by these ministering an
gels of the sick and Wounded soldier. An im
mense train of wagons was also moving forward
from the subsistence and commissary depart
ments throughout the day, and the immense
stocks on shore were being rapidly diminished.
The trains on the railroad were still steadily
moving forward with ammunition, and con-
tinned throughout the night. Cavalry scouts
had also been sent out in various directions du
ring the day, and preparations were made for
obstructing the roads.
At dusk a new panic was occasioned by the
discovery that bales of hay bad been piled over
and about all the large masses of sulatistence
stores on the landings, indicating the proba
bility that it might become necessary during
the night to apply the torch to them to prevent
their falling into the hands of the enemy.
whilst* all these preparations were going on,
indicating the probable intention of evacuating
the landing on Shore, the numerous steamers
and tugs, probably fifty in number, had bat%
busy towing down the river to West Point, s
distance of fifty miles, through its tortuous
windings, long lines of brigs and barks ladened
with stores. The vessels that were scattered
about in the vicinity were collected together in
separate groups and anchored in the stream
where they could be easily and rapidly taken
in tow by the steamers when the time for their
removal arrived. And in order that the reader
may imagine the scene here presented, it may
be proper for him to understand that not less
than seven hundred sail vessels were, two
days previous, at anchor at the White House
and landing and stream along for eight or ten
miles down the river.
In the meantime the work on the construc
tion of the railroad bridge over the Pamunkey,
just above the landing, was steadily progres
sing, a large force of workmen being constantly
at work. This fact, in conjunction with the
evident movement towards a speedy evacua
tion bewildered the speculations of the un
initiated, brit Col. Ingalls, under whose
the evacuation was progressing, moved
about as coolly as a summer'. morning.
The morning train brought,down the grati
fying news that the forward movements of
thmeral Hooker, had been entirely successful.
nd that he held the enemy's camp and rifle
pits. About one hundred more of the wound
ed arrived, and were removed,, with tifeothers
to the hospital steamers, where the, militia)•
committee, with their large corps of surgeons,.
and the numerous !caters ot Charley in•attt-n
-lance, done ad in their power to rent.er the
pour felluwa comfortable There are also a
large number of volunteer female nurses hi.'
attendance, who are unremitting in kink
motion and kindness to the sick and wounded
The reports from the trout on Thursday even
ing, contined favorable, heavy skirmishing bay
lug taken place on the right, resulting in the
repulse of the enemy, and a few more of the
wounded arrived, who r. ported everything pro
sy., wing most satisfactorily, whilst ail the indi
odious were that a general tattle along the
whole line would take plaoe next day (Friday)
the trains were kept in motion all night, car
rying forward munitions of war, whist the
wagon trains wise lining the roads with
THIS GRIAT ALARM
On Friday moil:dug the first item .of news
from the front received by telegraph was a"grati
fying announcement that Stonewall Jackson
and Ewell, in attempting, to turn the, right .
Rank,. were repulsed by Gen. McCall with his
Pennsylvania Reserves, and' driven back with
great slaughter. This attempt of Jackson was
made at three o'clock in the morning, and had
'closed at six o'clock, with a signal victory.—
This repulse is said to have been one of the
most decisive and destructive of the war ; the
enemy being put to a complete rout, with
very light loss to our forces. Although at
night, and intended for a eurprbse; the gallant
Pennsylvanians were found to be wide awake.
There was, however, every indication of a gen
eral battle along the whole line, and General
McClellan, in order to be ready for all timer-
genies, gave direction to Gen. Casey and col.
Ingalls to make every preparation for the in
slant removal and•destruction of all the sup-
plies at White House, should the result of the
inipeading battle render such a course necessa
ry, his force being deemed too small to render
the successful defence of ills position a certain
ty againat such a movement of the enemy
The steamers and tugs were all in early re
quisition and were movhardown the river With
long . *9f. #lll. PVC* in, tow. Thuvemels
eared the landing were also stored full of
mialarY stores and munitions, and moved
out in the stream. The immense piles of boxes
Of r otatims, :bomb of pork -and other stores
hens the landing were soda covered oveewith
balms of -hay so•as•to inr lastest a ithment's
notice to apply the torch for their destruction,
if it should become necessary.
There was also great commotion among the
crowds of contrabands, who have been found
moat efficient laborers, and who have been
to great advantage in the commissary and mu
nition d..partments. They soon understood
that danger was apprehended, and on being as
sured by Col. Ingalls that they would not be
left behind to meet the vengeance of their
masters, went to work with renewed energy.—
Stoles and munitions everywhere disappeared
fr.,m the landings with great rapidity, and were
' , sing packed on the wharf, boats and vessels
contiguous. The wives and children of the
contrausnda also soon made their appearance.
and with bundles and bab es took position on
the canal boats as they were floated out in th.
Melted steamer, which ~.left for
Fortre Monroe at seven o ' clock 71RE, morn •
ing, w J ordered to be detained, and at nine
o'clock ikdeepatch was received that a general
battle w 8 progressing along the whole line,
the enemy having renewed the attempt to
flank ()literal Porter's position on the right
wing. It eleven o'cluele a second despatch
announced that Gen. Porter bad driven th
enemy before him and repulsed them three
times with terrific slaughter, and was then or
tiered hy Gen. McClellan to fall back. This
despatch was a signal fur renewed energy In
the work of evacuation, and all the Quarter
master' papers and valuables , and the chests
of the a ymasters were brought on board the
mail t. The family of Quartermaster Engle
was a brought on board, with his horses and
card , and the horses of Assistant Quarter
maste Bawtell. The household furniture and
the servants of these officials also soon followed,
which increased the excitement among the
sutlers and army followers. Borne of the ant
lers became so panic-stricken as to sell out their
stocks at ball price,And hastened on board the
boat, Whilst Some determined to hold on and
take the chances. That there was an inten-
tion on the part of General Mc:eh/Bap' to evacu
ate the White House as boon as his movements
in front should be perfected there was oo
doubt, but whether as a necessity or etragetio
movement could not at that time be foreseen.
TEM PANIC: CHEMED
Ditring the afternoon the panic increased
until half-past three o'clock, and the steamers
and tugs were busily engaged in towing down
the ifaitspoits. At three o'clock a despatch
was received from headquarters, in substance
" We have been driving the enemy before us on the
left wing for the past half hoar. Cheers are heard vii
along the lima,'
This was the signal forte new change in the
programme. All the Government valuables
and the property of the Officers was taken off
of the' mill boat and
_• PliCed on board the
steamer Camonico, and lhereider given for the
departure of the mail-boat, which left at three
o'clock for Fortress Monroe, taking with her
in tow two, 'heavily laden steamers, with di
rect4ans for them to be dropped at West Point.
Trio of the large hoildtal steamers, filled
with sick and wounded„ aleb left - about the
same time, and moved majestically down the
river. The steamer Commodore was still left
at the wharf to receive any new arrivals from
the battle:field, and the Daniel Webster and
the Elm City, devoted to the same service, soon
after arrived. It , was also , announced that Gen
eral Stonemah, with six thoniand cavalry and
artillery, was within viz' lanes of the White
louse to protect the work of evacuation, if a
dash should, be made by the enemy in that di
SCENE ON THE BrirEE.
The scene presented on the river was a most
interesting one. Ten miles below the. White
House, about two hundred brigs, barques and
schooner's were at anchor, with any quantity
of canal boats loaded with implements of war,
commissary and subsistence stores. Oa the
whole route down steamers and tugs, wore pass
ed, haviug large numbers of vessels in tow,
and at Weet Point, forty miles below the
White House, not len' than three hundred ves
sels were at anchor, whilst the numerous
steamers and tugs which had brought them
down were preparing to start up for , the several
hundred yet up the river.
STATEMENTS 01 THE WOUNDED
About seven o' olock-on Friday evening num
bers of the wounded commenced to arrive
from the front of the lines, with a few of the
most intelligent of whom I bad an opportuni
y of conversing. Those engaged in the re
pulre of Stonewall Jackson represented hie
route to be quick and most di-a/emus. H'
came down on them &apt Cling a surprise, bu.
toned them all morneutartly expetine hie ap
preach, having been intoimed oy Getters( lite-
Oteilau two days preitous that he was corniug
upon them. lnsteed•of a surprise, the COULD)
received the first shot, and atter two bourn
tight retreated'in coniuttiou.
The wounded Irom the tight which inimedi
ately ensued represented it to have been a doe
, ride encOunter, the enemy coming out from
atchmencl upon them in such (lease ma,see
the shell and grape poured into them ee
they advanoed made great gaps in tueir
which were immediately tilled up and the ;
moved forward most determinedly. Their u
tak-my was so poorly served that the damage to
our ranks wee light in proportion. They aril.
muved on and exchanged showers of Minces
all which were destructive on both sides, but
when General Porter ordered a bayonet charge,
they retreated in double quick, though General
Porter pureued them but et short distance.
The enemy again rallied and approached our
lines a second time, when the same terrible
slaughter eusued, this erne their artillery being
better served was more effective in the range
of our men. On coming to close quarters they
were again repulsed and driven back a still
greater distance. This twice fought over battle
ground being literally strewn with the dead and
dying. Geo. Porter then a second time fell
back to his position and waited nearly an hour
for the enemy, to renew the assault. They,
however, finally came on in increased numbers,
having been largely reinforced, and were again
received with shell and grape, causing great
chasms in their .ranks, and one poor fellow who
had lost his arm assured me that he saw the I
loose arms and portions of the bodies of the
enemy, making gyrations through the air. A
third, time the enemy bore down moat bravely
and determined on our lines, and this con/Rot
was, the most severe contested of the whole, but
when the bayonet was brought to bear he fell
back, and was pressed towards Richmond frilly
a mile beyond our original• lime.
Again, for the fourth thee, General Porter
falls back to his first_ position, when an order
was received, from General McClellan to con
tinue his retrogade movement slowly and In
order. Bo soon as it beau* ipparent to the
' enemy that it was the pi rpoee of General Por
ter to retire, this inertly 'itgitht,pushed forward
meet 'boldly did bravely, when their , advance
was checked:by the entire , reserve force, con-
slating of the New York Tenth, Colonel Benet
die, and two other regiments, under command
of Colonel Warren, acting Brigadier General,
and the entire force of regulars under Major
General S)kes. This fresh force held the eue
,my in check whilst the 1. Tee wbich t.ad ptevi
ously rote the blunt of the bawl.,, moved stew.'
dilv heck in good order, cartyiug with them
their wounded and dead.
Tne enemy make a fierce attack on the re
serve, but cannon were posted at vsrious points
of the route by which they were roiling to
wards the Chickabominv, which occesionally
poured 'in shot and bhell npon them. and
checked their movements and enabled the
troops to move back in the most admirable
order. At one time in this retrugado m .ve
meat the 'elusive force ut General By ke a charged
on the enemy with the bayonet and druir, him
nearly a mile. in this charge the gallarat New
York Fifth and Col. likinei.ix's New York Tooth
drew forth the ploivaits of tb. army by Ebel.
steadiness and bravery, in which they, bow
ever, lost about a hundred of their numbers,
whose bodies it was necessary to leave on th.
final Cheers , went up along our weole lines
at this gallant repulse, wh ch was at three
o'clock in the afternoon, and the enemy dill
not again renew the attack during the balance
of the evening, but turned his columns down
towards the W bite House, which seemed to br
the haven of , all his hopes. The division of
the enemy dispatched in this ditecti,n was
estimated at from twenty to thirty thousand—
cavalry, artillery and infantry. They started
down at three o'clock on Friday afternoon.
STATUOUIT 011 & PATMASTMEL
In conversation with a paymaster, who was
with Gen. Porter's division, when the battle
commenced, I have a very full confirmation of
the statement of this soldier. He says that be
ing anxious for the safety of a large amount of
treasure in his possession be asked instractious
and was told to proceed on toward Savage Sta
tion, on the Richmond side of the Chickahom
lny, in company with the wagon train then
Moving in that direction with the knapsacks of
the men and all the valuables from the various
camps of the division. He joined the train and
moved on, and describes the artillery reserves
stationed along the road to protect the retiring
of the right wing of the army across the Chick
ahominy. Re says it was a most orderly
movement, conducted 'lowly and steadily, and
that the only evidence of panic was among some
teamsters, who threatened to break their lines,
but were instantly checked by a company of
cavalry who drew on theft and were ordered to
blow out the braini of the first man who de
serted his post or disobeyed the orders of the
aThis gentleman left the Savage Station,south
of the Chickitheminy, at 7 o'clock on Saturday
morning, and states that during the night the
entire.right wing of the army passed over in
perfect carder not losing a wagon of the train,
and only ' lea ving such portion of their camps
as was not deemed worth removing as they re
tired to.theirnew lines. There had been no
firing.during the.night, thongitatt flye o'clock
on Saturday morning some heavy connonading
was in progress on the extreme left towards
the James river, which soon °eased, however,
and at 1 o'clock all was again quiet. The rail
road was in operation all night on Friday after
the battle, and the last train that left for the
White House took its departure at 7 o'clock,
and met no interruption on the way down.
LAST Of THS warn HOUR'.
On Saturday morning the work of evacuation
at the White House had been nearly, completed,
and although there was still a number of ves
sels before the landing, there was an abundance
of steamers in readiness to move off with them
at any moment.
At nine o'clock a train of tale started out for
headquarters, but had not been gone more than
an hour before it returned, reporting the enemy
to be approaching Dispatch Station, which is
eleven miles from the White House. This,
however, is supposed to be a mistake, as tele
graphic communication through to General
McClellan was continued up to eleven o'clock,
at which time the mail boat started for Fort
From the foregoing I think I have conclu
sively proven that the object of Gat. lit'Clellan,
long btiiore the battle on Friday, was to aban
don the White Honse, and also draw in his
right wing across the Ohiekahominy. Tha the
has accomplishtid this must masterly movement
with but little loss to comparison with his pun
ishment of the enemy there tan be no douct,
•od that be has streugthened his position by
constructing his lines and changiug the ease ut
his operations to the James river, is equally
11-evideut. Them he will - have the co ',Ter.-
don of the gu and it the enemy a ,
tempt to Jo curl hot his supply vest le by au Air%
4 dash on the James river, they will m et air&
prompt puuishmum from the gunixdate, and so
weaken their foices in tiont that the city will
fail into his possecsiou with but a slight strug
gle. Although •• hope may be lather to the
thought," I would wager a big apple that
lien. fifClellan is in pasession of Richmond
by Sunday next.
Yours, Stc., C. C. F.
Wasaniatom Jane 29 —Shine el° ing my
letter num White Howie I find• znys, lf Imes
pectediy in Washington city, and iu poetwiia ion
of moot reliable miermation from the White
Hodsis and other po nta , on the Peninsula,
uearly a day later than they ate contained in
my letter. •
IND OF 7333 .11/3333 ROM.
It spears that the telegraphic communion
don between tne White House and General
McClellan was not , broken until near one
o'clock on Saturday, and then the wire was cut
at Dispatch , Station, four miles out, was in our
pawed= until four o'clock in the afternoon,
at which hour the operator at the White Hours
heard a strange algae' coming over the wire.
On going to the instrument he was heralded
with what the Federal soldiers call the Rebel
National salute--:"I say, 0 you Yankee
of This was the signal given for the
final evacuation, when a portion of the infantry
force immediately embarked on steamboats in
waiting for them, the lasrof"tbe transports was
moved off by the steamtugs, and the few arti
cles ecatteredabont on shore, even some damag
ed hay was fired. The whole was of very
small value, and thus of the many millions of
property here a few days ago, peens not
$6,000 was destroyed.
In the midst of this closing scene of the beau
ful Chickshominy region I regret to have to
state that some vandal set fire to the'Whhe
House, and it' was entirely consumed.- This
doubtless arose from. the ridiculous teachings of
a recent grave senatorial del*e on tide little
The enemy made hitlaaiearante cons:tida
-1 able . fagots .the Whiteiffeene about o'clock
PRICE ONE CENT.
on Saturday evening, and although he found
neither bread for man, or hay for beasts, was
welcomed with heavy nhow,rs of grape shot
from the three gunboats, which were ranged
along in front of the lan ling. They were sup
posed to be thirty thousa .t.l wrong, and warm
they brought their haver-acka well supplied
musi - have gone supperlesa to brd. In the beet
of times I found starvation to stare me in the
face at Woite House, and I hope the rebels
found no better fare.
RILTIRSIVINT Of MR TatIOPS
The cavalry at the White Elottas guarded the
departure of ihe last of the wag ns and horoes
which O.IOV , d, off at the final eViellitloll, and
joined th- force. under Gen. ral Sionewan, who
were howling, arour.d the skint , v all day.
after parking thee , - trains off and securing ih-ir
&duty, General Stoneman. with his Wattle toree,
no vial off in a dtiection that .I am"not at liberiy
at to 80103.
Gra. C11811)f rt.ports that be lost not a man,
not rfid he leave a aL.ut behind, not even a con
At ten o'cleck. on Sunday morning Colonel
Ingads and Cipt.de &swede were before York
town with as burn-nan convoy of viis-eh and
steamers on their w iy to the r.ew baum of ope
ratiotie on the ;Ames river. They would doubt
lees move down immediately t Fortress Mon
roe and await the 1-strut:Lions of Gen. McClel
lan. A large number are, however. already up
the Tames river under the protection of the
Since a very early hour on Saturday morn
ing, General McClellan has been deprived of
his telegraphic communication with Washing -
ton. Re abadoned its use several hours before
the wires were out, doubtless being fearful that
the enemy might, by placing a magnet on the
wire, read his dispatches. Direct communica
tion is now being opened with him,' however,
by gunboats up the mouth of the Chickahomi
ny, and all will be soon right in this respect.
Yours, &c., C. O. F.
Important from the West.
NEWS FROM THE RAM FLEET OFF
Attack on Vicksburg Momentarily
CON. PAIRACUT CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS.
UN. OURTIS IN A PERILOUS CONDITION.
Naw You, June 80
A special dispatch bus been received here
torn the Union ram fleet off Vicksburg, dated
June 26th, stating that the Union ram fleet
communicated with Commodore Farragnt on
Wednesday, and that he was expected to attack
Alcksburg on Friday. Twenty vessels were in
position. Commodore Farragut is confident of
The rebel force is estimated at twelve thou-
Com. Davis' fleet is to co-operate with Far
Gen. Curtis is in a perilous condition in Ar
kansas. The rebel Gen. Rains, having got in
his rear with fifteen thousand men.
EMMth Congress—First Session.
WASHINGTON, June 80.
Mr. WILKINSON, (Wisomsin,) introduceda bill
to repeal the acts granting pernelens to the
widows of Gene. Persifer F. Smith, Alexander
Macomb and Reilly.
Mr FOISTAR, ((Joan.,) called up the bill grant
ing a peuston to the widow of General C. F.
6mitti, of fitly dollars per mouth.
Attar a discuaston it was passed—yeas 24,
Mr. TItinSCILD, from the Committee on Con
ference, on t h e bill prescribing an additional
uatttot alive, made a repurt.
The huh E/13 teported preset hies an additional
.taiti w every officer of the government except
After diacussit n the report was auretd to.
On uit.tiou UI Mr. Webs the bill eAattlisiting
a certain' N-. ionat Arreual was talstal up.
Mr. PoWSLL (K.j; .) introduced a i.lt, pun
'eh perilous glving, or odetiug t., give WelltherB
UI (i/ a / 3 640 1 41 or °divots ut t e Guvei outwit any
coueideratiou for prot.u.ieg coutraots. • al,/ ./ ur
place uudur tun U V ruin ut ut the 1.1 .i.ed
states. iteterred to (;. , tout ties on J dt taiy.
Mr. H&iels c.ll d up th to-sun nate iela.iut;
to the cow t .us atou ut neuatora eppuiate t to
till VtWallt.lett. It wat. pain. d.
Au wutiuu sit ?di la ettait,b, the bill malting
further pruvisiui,s in itslattuu to satvages Wed
Tun tail provided that vs-d els or good 4 he
lougiug to the Wyatt cite t 1.4 the Uuittd
ntated which have beeu captured by rebida
wheu maken by the Wit/0d Mates shall be de
livered to the owners without salvage.
Mr. GRUfa opposed the persage of the bill,
es having the effect to take away salvage from
sailors in mm2y cases.
After further discussion the bill was passed.
On 1:110tiou of Mr. SELERNAtr, toe resolution
making a majority of those legally elected and
present a sufficient number to constitute a
quorum, was taken up.
Mr. we offered a resolution that the Na
val Committee enquire whether the Superin
tendent of the Naval Academy or any officers
of. the Government connected with the in
struction there have allowed or countenanced
in young men soy manifestation of hostility
towards the 'United States, or whether any offi
cer of the said. Academy has done so. Adopted.
The Senate went into, -Executive session,
and subsequently Adjourned,
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