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'TUESDAY' EVFNING, DEMMER 1] 1864
PER.,DNAL AND POLITICAL.
WE are much gratified in being able to ro
cord the promotion of Captain William Wil
son, late of the 149th Regiment, Pennsylva
nia Volunteers, to a position on Major Gen
eral Hancock's staff, with the rank of Major.
Major Wilson won his first promotion by gal
lant conduct-at Chancellorsville; where he led
a charge and captured a heavy piece of ord
nance just in time to silence a most murder
ous fire on his regiment. He now gets the
rank of Major in acknowledgment still further
of his good-qualities as an officer and a sol
dier; and from what we know of the man, we
feel confident that he is fully able to discharge
every responsibility which his present or any
future position may devolve upon him. We
congratulate Major Wilson on his promotion,
while we feel confident he is destined for,
because we know he will deserve still higher
honors from his country.
—Major Wilson is a brother of Mrs. A. G.
Tr= vote for President, in Kentucky, is an•
nonnced as follows
It is rather a remarkable coincidence, that
the aggregate vote for President is about the
same in Kentucky as in Missouri, with the
majority reversed. The majority which Mis
souri will register fOr Lincoln over M'Clel
lan, not yet fully known, bids fair not to vary
more than one thousand from that which Ken
tucky gives M'Clellan over Lincoln.
Missouri and Kentucky are both slave States
and both border States. Their situation has
been remarkably similar throughout the en
tire war. Why then the difference in the po
litical conclusion to which they have come?
One reason will present itself to every mind.
Kentucky has been the centre of that con
servative border State influence which has had
so much to do in protracting the war. It has
been conservatism's stronghold. Missouri,
on the other hand, has possessed a live, ener
getic, radical freedom party, the very reverse
IT is stated upon the authority of an es
caped prisoner, who was captured during the
recent raid on New Creek, that the chief thief
among the rebels was a drunken, blear•eyed,
pug-nosed, Major Mason, son of Ex-Senatdr
James M. Mason. This fellow searched and rob:-
bed with his own hands eighteen or twenty citi
zens prisoners, taking everything of value
found upon their persons. Although thrice
ordered by General Rosser to send his prison
ersto the front, he refused to obey until be had
finished Ins pocket piokling.
Ti s Cincinnati inquirer, au extremely par
tisan paper, remarks : "So far as Mr. Chase's
moral character is concerned, we have never
heard it impugned in any .quarter and few of
our public men observe in a greater degree
all the decorum and conventionalities of soci
ety. It is proper to-add—inasmuch as our
reflections upon the appointment have been
misconcieved—that we have always regarded
Mr. Chase, intellectually, as one of the first
men in the party, and as possessing sriperior
Trts contributions of the citizens of Nevada
to the Sanitary Commission, in gold and sil
ver,'were equivalent to $8 u 1 from each voter,
or $l5 13 in our currency. The whole amount
has been $92,815 01 in specie, equal to $164,-
955 77 In currency. Arrangements were made
on electitn day to alio N the voters to con
tribute further as they might feel inclined,
and a considerable sum would probably be
realized, to be added to that above named.
r‘Wrtps will the war close?" The answer
is furnished by the President, in his last mes
sage: "The war will close on the part of the
Government whenever it shall have closed on
the part of those who began it." Nor are the
conditions of peace such as even the most
_captions Democrat can object to. Says the
President : "They can at any time have peace
simply by laying down their arms and sub
mitting to the National authority ur.der the
Tux Southern' 'papers call Sherman's ven
ture a desperate case of chance. Very likely'
but he made his drat "point" in taking At
lanta, "passed" Hood into Alabama, "en
chered" him in the next deal, and now, hold
ing "both bowers and an ace," he is playing
a lone hand," and "making a march," with
every prospect of "going ovt."
AN application has been made to the Gov
ernor of Maryland for the pardon of James
Harris, colored, who was, some time ago, con
victed for assisting his children to escape
from the bondage of slavery, and sentenced
to six years and six months imprisonment.
REV. CAININ FAIBMICE4S, of Williamsburg,
liassachusetts, who was recently released from
an imprisonment of twelve and a half years in
Kentucky, announces his willingness to lecture
on his imprisonment, kis suffering, and his
FRED. Dora Los, in a re cent speech, dealer
ed.that while he believed ail men were equals
naturally, they were not so practically. It is
a sound truth, which the white as well as the
black man, has more than once experienced.
Wm. BEALvs, Esq., senior proprietor of the
Boston Post, celebrated the fiftieth anniver
sary of his wedding on the evening of the
A Vioasanno paper says : The residence of
Mrs. Lucy Davis, a sister-in-law of Jeff. Davis,
was most beautifully illuminated lasi evening,
in honor of the election of Abraham Lincoln
ai President of the United States.
*EN. • Sannxix, in early life, was a news
boy. An exchange says he is now soniewhat
like thaablisher of a morning paper---he
goes to press - arty. --
As the peace fait , ' at the ‘ North disappears,
the peace party g" Soath kiegin.s to or
Our Returned Prigonerd at Annapolis.
We stated yesterday, that Gov. Curtin Lad
dispatched Surgeon General Phillips to An
napolis, with instructions to look after the
welfare and provide for the comfort of such
Pennsylvania soldiers as were among the pris
onerds lately returned from rebel cells and
dens. The following dispatch from Surgeon
General Phillips conveys the cheering intelli
gence that the War Department has provided
every needful comfort for our brutally used
braves, and that the people need indulge no
solicitude on account of any failure to secure
the comfort of these gallant fellows:
—We append Burg. Gen. Phillips' telegram.
Arwpows, Dec. 12, 1864.
To His Excellency A. G. Curtin:
visited to-day, all the Hospitals at An
napolis, in which there are Tennsylvanian
soldiers, lately relieved from rebel prisons.
These soldiers receive the utmost care and
attention. The hospitals are amply provided
with everything necessary for the comfort, of
the sick. Ido not think it necessary, under
the circumstances, to call on the citizens of
Pennsylvania for supplies, for the inmates of
Hospitals at this place.
JOSEPH A. PHILLIPS,
Snrg. Gen. Volunteers.
—This will be cheering intelligence to the
people of Pennsylvania who have friends or
relatives among the poor fellows just arrived
SITUATION IN VIRGINIA.
Success of ►'barren's Column.
CAPTURE JARRATT'S STATION.
Expected Attack on Richmond
Prom the Shenandoah Valley
The Situation in Tennessee.
' I M= . M.T=M I ST
[From the Richmond Sentinel, Dec. 8
It was reported yesterday that the enemy,
taking advantage of the heavy fog, had landed
in barges in front of Pickett's lines, and that
they wore laying a pontoon bridge across the
river above the Gap. When our informant
left, near Chester, Piekett's Division was drawn
up in line of battle. If the enemy have landed
from barges they may have passed through
Dutch Gap Canal, as they would have had a
long distance to come around the bend of the
GENERAL BUTLER'S ADVANCE.
[From the Richraonti Dispatch, Dec. 9.]
We hear nothing more of the crossing of
the enemy to the south bank of the James
river, near Battery HoWlett. From all we
have been able to gather, we think it likely
that a small party in barges, engaged in the
intereeting but perilous business of torpedo
hunting, took advantage of the fog of Wed
nesday morning, and came over from Cog's
Landing to the south bank, and, being seen
when the fog had partially cleared away, their
numbers were very eunaiderably inagultlea,
until the story - assumed the sound of propor
tions with which it reached the city, namely,
that a heavy force of the.enemy had succeed
ed in making a landing between Howlett's and
ANOTRER SAID ON TELE WELDON E ELEOAD
Information reached the city yesterday
morning that a force from Grant's army had
struck the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad at
Jarratt's, thirty-two miles south of Petersburg,
and were proceeding towards Weldon. A
Up to the time of writing, no official advices
have been received in relation to this expedi
tion. We learn from unofficial sources that a
heavy column of the enemy, consisting of in
fantry, artillery and . cavalry, left our front at
Petersburg on Tuesday night, moving down
the Jerusalem Plank Road, and were reported
on Wednesdaye morning to be at Proctor's Mill,
twenty miles south of Petersburg. Since that
time they were not heard from till yesterday
morning, when the information above men
tioned was received here. This column of the
enemy is said to consist mostly of infantry
from which it is inferred to be simply a raiding
party similar to the one which visited stony
Creek last week, and that it is not prepared
for a protracted and extensive expedition.
The latest information from the enemy on
the Weldon railroad is that they were still
moving towards Weldon, and were provided
with such an amount ,pf stores as to induce
the belief that they were prepared for a long
march, or, at all events, a long absence. It is
useless to speculate upon their plans, which
will be fully known in a day or two. It is
probable that the primary object of the move
ment was to occupy the road, or so injure it
as to prevent our sending any reinforcements
to our forces operating against Sherman's
GRANT'S NEW MOVEMENT
The Petersbnrg E.Tpress, of Thursday last
They were reported yesterday morning at
Proctor's some twenty miles distant, and still
in motion. Elated by the success of the raid
on Stony Creek, Grant has probably started
out a larger and better equipped body of
troops, on a similar expedition, further down
the Weldon Railroad. That it is a raiding
party we have little doubt, but its destination
is unknown, save probably at headquarters.
This column is said to embrace Mtge forces
ofkinfatttly, with a quantum sagicit of artillery,
and a small force of cavalry.
THE 31.4.12011 ON WELDON.
[FrOM the Sentinel, Jeff. Davis' oryan.)
Heavy columns of the enemy, composed of
infantry, cavalry and, artillery, left the front
at Petersburg on Tuesday night, and Moved
out on the Jerusalem plank road, and on
WedziesdaY morning they were reported at
Proctor's, twenty miles from Petersburg, and
yesterday at Jarrett's, thirty-two miles from
Petersburg, on the Weldon , road.
This move is probably intended as a diver
sion to draw attention from more important
demonstrations against Richmond, which it is
believed Grant contemplates making. The
indications are that the enemy, if they can
use the canal at Dutch Gap, will make a com
bined land and naval attack on the fortifica
tions protecting the water approaches to
TEM DUTCH GLP &YAM.
ote the Blehmqr .Eraminer, bee. t).)
The lines of Rieluniond were unusually
quiet on yesterday. Scarcely a gun was heard.
The story of our coteniporaries that the en
emy was building a bridge on this side of
Dutch Gap was found to rest on a very slen
der foundation. A small party, indeed, did
visit the southern bank of the river, but there
was no fighting and no bridge, but the news
from Petersburg is highly important. Grant
has sent off a force of cavalry, infantry and
artillery down the Weldon Railroad, over the
track of the late-StOny•Creek 'raid. Their ob
ject litrunknown. Some suppo . se it to - b e a
simple raid for the better destxttotiOn of the
railroad; others that it is intended to make a
permanent lodgment at Weldon; others that
it is aimed at Wilmington; others that it
is a reinforcement to Sherman; nothine is
really known except that a force of the three
arms has marched cif in that direction, and
was last heard of twenty-five miles south of
FROM THE FRONT
Rumors of severe fighting on our lines, near
Howlett's, etc., were current this morning,
but we were unable to trace them to any reli
able source. At the President's office and
Ws4r Department we were informed that there
was no news from any quarter. Operators in
the army telegraph office, in communication
with the lines around Richmond, were unoc
cupied this forenoon. This fact would seem
to indicate that nothing stirring was is pro
• THE VALLEY.
om the Richmond E.CaMi7P2', Dec. 9.]
From the best informatiof in our reach, we
believe Sheridan himself, and the largest por
tion of his army; to be still in the Valley.
Some of his troops, have, indeed, joined Grant
ROOD'S ARMY AT I'Lann VCR —pail' TIME —BP RECRRS
OF HOOD AND FM=ST
[aom the In:14 of the -ph.]
Our Southern exchanges contain various
interesting letters from Florence, Alabama,
dated• prior to
,the movement of Geu.„Hood's
army from that place towards 'Nashville.
A letter in the Montgoiriery Advertiser,
dated Florence, Nov. 17, - gives an abstract of
a speech by General Brown, of Tenneasee, on
the occasion of a serenade,to General Forrest.
General Hood also made a sp4eeli. He re
marked that he had set out for Tennessee,
and there he was going. Let Sherman go
even to the coast, he was confident he would
be successful. General Forrest gave a. short
account of his manoeuvres since ho left the
army, little over a year ago. Since that time
he has fought the enemy every twenty-fifth
day, and killed and captured sixteen hundred
tory Tennesseemul and sixteen thousand Fed
As for the gunboats, he regarded them as
small fry, they made considerable noise, but
that was all. He regarded his late fight with
them at Johnsonville, as a minor affair. Warm
work was ahead, he said, but the chances for
success were good. The speeches were well
received, and the speakers retired amid the
cheers of their audience.
There is an appearance of stirring times in
this department again, says the Bristol Register
of the 4th instant. We have a well founded
report that Burbridge has entered Tennessee
through Cumberland Gap, and with a force of
two white and three negro regiments (about
four thousand in all,) has reached Bean's
Station, ten miles from General Vaughn's
headquarters at Morristown. Whether he
will proceed to Knoxville or risk an engage
went with Vaughn, is not known. A party
of Vaughn's cavalry had a skirmish across the
Clinch river at Evans' Ferry, with.about one
hundred of the enemy, in which Lieutenant
Hipshur and private Berdy, on our side, were
From below we also learn that a Federal
regiment of three hundred mounted men
reached Knoxville, from Cumberland Gap, a
week ago. Kirk's merfand the Bth Tennes
see (Yankee ) regiment are at Se,viersville, the
9th and 13th are at Knoxville, and the 10th
Michigan are still at Strawberry Plains.
THE BBEELE_ IX WANT OF BREAD
We find the following in a itiehroond paper
of the 7th: "It may not be known to tho
higher officials, but it is nevertheless true,
that the soldiers are suffering for bread. The
rations of meat, rice, &a, fs sufficient, but
from some cause the issue of meal or flour is
too small. One pound of corn meal is not
enough fora hearty man, and we don't get
that much every day. Whose fault is it? Do
give us bread enough."
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12
CONVERSION OF TREASURY NOTES.
Secretary Pessen den gives notice of the
readiness of the Treasury Department to re
deem, on presentation; by payment in lawful
money or by conversion into bonds, as au
thorized by law, the three years , treasury
notes, bearing interest at the rate of seven
and three-tenths' per cent., issued nntler the
act of July 17th, 1861. Interest will cease on
all such treasury notes not so presented after
three months from this date, at which time,
under the law, the right of conversion-ceases.
Holders, therefore, will govern themselves
TEE BANBRUPTCY BILL
The bill for a uniform system of bankruptcy
throughout the United States. which passed
in the House to-day, is the same that was per
feeted..towards the close of the former session
of Congress, after being patiently considered
by a select committee on the subject. It has
yet to be acted on, by the Senate.
xkul 'ROUSE COMMIT ICES
The standing committees of the House-re
main as they were during the last session, with
the exception of two changes in the Committee
of Ways and Means. As now constituted, it
stands Messrs Stevens, of Pennsylvania, Chair
man; Morrill, of Vermont; Pendleton;' of Ohio;
Littlejohn, of New York; Hooper, of MasSa
°Minas • Mallory, of Kentucky; Blow, of Mis.!
souri; Kasson, of lowa, and Pruyn, of New
There is also one change in the Committee
on the Rebellious States, which is-now com
posed of Messrs. Davis, of Maryland, chair
man; Boutwell i of Massachusetts; J C. Allen,
of Illinois; Jas. M. Ashley, of Ohio; Davis, of
New. York; Holman, of Indiana; Smithers, of
Delaware; Blow, of Missouri, and English, of
Dwight Townsend, of Now York, is ap
pointed a member of the Committee .a
Uniforin System of Coinage.
The above are the only changes from last
session, occasioned by the reqjgnation of
Messrs. Stebbins ; and Fenton.
The War in Teintes.see.
- NASHVILLE, Dec; -12,' r. at.
Official reports have just been fedeived from'
General Rousseau at Murfreesboro' concern
ing the recent battle. The railroad south of
Murfreesboro' is believed to be uninjured, as
also the'road between Murfreesboro' and Or
ville creek. :Vivo miles north from, there to
Orville the road is destroyed. Block-houses•
rive and Six. were abandoned . by their garri..
sons, the enemy surrounding there, but they
bravely fought their way but, and reached:
Murfreesboro' without loss.
On Sunday, at 4 r. 31, the block-house at
Orville creek was attacked by General Bates'
rebel division with a batteryof artillery. Sev
enty-four shota were fired at it, doing, how.
ever, no damage.
-The eats afternoon three regitnetits with
a section of artillery went from lltinrfreebbor'O'.
under General Milroy. The enemy's strength
was unknown, but am troops. attacked wid
routed them.. Our loss was four killed tind
forty wounded, The enemy's loss is unknown..
Night coming On-Oni--forees returned -within,
On Kondayliet the enemy were reinfoloel;
by two brigades of infantry and 2500 cavalry
under Forrest in person. During Tuesday
and Wednesday the enemy demonstrated
against the fort at Murfreesboro' and the town,
coming up within one mile of the fort and
On Wednesday the enemy's infantry moved
to Wilkinson's Pike, about one mile and a
quarter northwest of the fortresb, near where
Negley's command was formed at the battle of
Seven-regiments and a battery were sent
out on the Salem Pike, where they encoun
tered the enemy near Wilkinson pike, in
trenched behind breastworks of logs or rails.
They were attacked and utterly routed, being
driven off in great confuidon, Forrest's cavalry
making a race against them in their hurry to
escape. Our loss in this engagement was
thirty killed and one hundred and seventy
five wounded. The enemy's loss largely ex
ceeded ours. In this fight we captured two
hundred and seven prisoners, including eigh
teen commissioned officers. Two guns,
twelve pounder Napoleons, were also taken by
us, and one now in position on the fort.
Just previous to General Milroy's attack on
the Rebels, Buford's Division of cavalry at
tacked Murfreesboro' and entered the town,
shelling it fiercely and destroying many
houses. General Rosseau, with one regiment
of infantry and artillery, drove the enemy out
of the town.
In these encounters the Rebels were in
every instance badly whipped, and have not
made their appearance since. Our troops
were highly complimented by General Rous
seau, for unflinching bravery and courage.—
General R. S. Granger is reported all right at
The rebel prisoners report the following loss
of their Generals at the late battle of Frank
lin: Killed, Major General Cleburne, Briga
dier General Gist, Brigadier General Strahols,
Brigadier General Adams, Brigadier General
Carter, Brigadier General Branberry and three
others wounded. It was believed in Murfrees
boro' that General Bales was killed on the 7th
inst. The weather is exceedingly cold and no
new movements are reported.
Persons from the rebel lines report intense
suffering among the troops. •
All the carpets have been taken up in the
whole neighborhood and made into blankets.
Amongst those who are entertaining rebel
general officers by force or pleasure are Gene
ral Harding and Mr. A. V. Brown.
A report seems to be gaining ground that
the Tennesseeans in Hood's army are willing
to fight here, but will not again leave the
Stato. Sympathizers say Hood got worsted
at Franklin on account of his lack of artil
lery and ammunition.
Notwithstandrng the cold weather our sol
diers do not suffer much; they are all well
clothed and have a good supply of blankets
Important From North Carona?
REFUGEES REPORT GENERAL SHERMAN TO HAVE
CAPTURED AUGUSTA, MACON AND MILLEN---THE
REBELS WITHHOLD THE NEWS--OUR ARMY
MOVING ON SAVANNAH-OUR PRISONERS RE
LEASED AT MILLEN-NORTH CAROLINA DRAINED
OF TROOPS-BOLDNESS OF THE PEACE MEN
ENDORSEMENT or THEIR PEACE REPRESENTA
TIVES AT RICHMOND.
NEWBERN, N. C., Dec. 8.
Refugees from the enemy's lines state that
some of the opposition papers intimate that
Sherman's infantry captured Augusta, Mil
ledgeville and Macon, while the rebel papers
which claim to speak officially deny that he
had made any suchprogress.
The departure of the rebel troops to Geor
gia leaves North Carolina nearly destitute of
an armed force. • . - _
The opposition papers speak of Sherman's
undertaking as unparalleled in history, and
intimate that he will doubtless sweep every
thing before him, and plant his victorious
standard on the coast. The re-election of
Lincoln, with Sherman's prospects of success,
is a new incentive to the opposition papers,
Nhich are now fearlessly advocating imme
dia e steps for a cessation of hostilities and
the acceptance of such terms as the Federal
Government may feel disposed to grant.
The recent hold steps taken to this end by
the delegation in the rebel Congress are sus
tained by a large majority 'of the people,
are sending their letters of approval to these
representatives, who are urged to withdraw
in a body from Richmond and to return to
North Carolina and assist in the movement of
separte State action for peace.
The North Carolina papers say Sherman's
cavalry had captured Millen; and doubtless
had liberated the Yankee prisoners, and were
moving on to a place of still greater import
Department of the Southwest
NEEDED CHANGES WROUGHT rs -LOVIATAXA—BAR
QUET AT ALEXANDRIA.
The following letter from Morganzia, La.,
dated December 2, has been received, via
the Mississippi river:
Matters are assuming &ape all along the
river. Generals Dana'and Washburn° are in
fusing energy and decision into the move
ments on the east side. General Reynolds
relieves General Steele in the• Department of
General Ullman has relieved General Law
ler of the chief command at Morganzia, and a
marvelous change has been wrought in a few
days. Morganzia seems to have been a mere
station to supply rebeldom with needful arti
cles rather than a military post, and the rebels
were accustomed to pass in and out at will.
All this has changed. General Ullman has
closed the lines, and the camps and works
now assumed the aspect and decision of
a military post. Troops are, moving to and
fro, but their destination is contraband.
General Buckner and Prince de Polignac
bad a grand dinner given to them a week ago
by the citizens of Alexandria, and confusion
to the Union and Old Abe was drank in flow
The Mississippi and Red rivers are both
Fire at Buffalo, N. Y.
A fire this morning:destroyed the Elevator
of Charles W. Evans. The origin of the fire
is unknown, but it is supposed to have been
JMaikets by Telegraph,
PHILA.DEIX.HIA. Dec. 13
Trade Supplies of breadstuffs come
in slowly. Flour very quiet and selling only
in a small way at $9 75®10 for superfine;
$ lO 5 0 ®4 1 for extra; slloen,l2 50 for ex
tra family, the latter for choice. Nothing do
ing in rye flout or corn meal. Wheat firm,
with small sales red nt $2 60@,2 65 and
white at $2 75G2 85. Bye commands $1 72.
Corn scarce; small sales of yellow at $1 88 for
old and $1 72 for new. Oats are in good re
quest a 92c. Barley ranges from from Si 90
®2" 00. Malt firm at $2 15@2 40. In gro-
Curios diiid provisions.butlittle doing: Petro
leum firm. Sales of crude at 47®48c. Re
lined in bond at 71c., and free at 90e 92c.
Whisky steady at $1 93 for Ohio, $1 92 for
Pennsylvania and $1 91 for refilled.
NEw Yoss, Dec. 13.
Flour dull; sales of 10.0n0 bbls. at $9 75®
I& 40 for State, $ ll 25012 for Ohio, and
.$lO 90015 for Southern. Wheat steady;
sales'unimportant. Corn drill with email sale?.
Beeldoll.`Pork firm; sales of 2000 bbls. at
$39®39 50. Lard steady at-21(424e. -Wtdsk3 ,. ..
firm, and holders demand an advance to $195;
buyers offer 11 93.
Arniy of the Potomac
Development of the Late Movements.
- Rebel Supplies Cut Off;
PARTICULARS OF TUE LATE MOVEMENT.
GREAT DESTRUCTION OF RAILROADS, H.
The movements in this department, which
have been in the course of execution the past
few days, have finally been developed, and
now the objects intended to be accomplished
may be given to the public, as well as the re
It was known that the enemy were pro
curing large supplies for their troops by way
of the Weldon railroad to Stony Creek, whence
they were wagoned to Petersburg. The cav
alry force sent there some ten days ago, not
being able to effectually stop their operations,
the sth Corps, with Gregg's eavalt7 and the
3d Division of the 2d Corps, were detailed to
effectually put a stop to it by destroying the
road as far south as Hecksford, and if possi
ble that station also.
At daylight on Wednesday morning the
column started north on the Jerusalem road,
the cavalry taking the advance. On arriving
at a point 13 miles from Petersburg, they di
verged from the road about a mile to the
right, where they reached the Nattoway river,
and the command at once commenced cross
ing and then bivonackek on the north side for
At seven-thirty on Thursday morning
the pontoons were taken up, and the column
started. leaving a cavalry detachment to pick
up stragglers and return with them. On
reaching a point two miles beyond Sussex
Court House, some cavalry were encountered
and were driven back to where the Weldon
railroad crosses the Nottoway. About noon a
small force of the enemy made a dash in be
tween our cavalry and the advance of the in
fantry, but were soon routed with slight lose
on both sides. Here a cavalryman was found,
who had evidently bee]. murdered and
stripped of everything, even to his boots.
The advance then commenced The destruc
tion of the railroad by burninr , the bridge
across the Notto way and continued to Jarratt's
Station, bivouacking at that place on Thurs
day night. On Friday morning an early start
was made, and in the afternoon the advance
reached a point near Hicksford, where the
enemy were found to be in strong force and
having a battery in position, with strong
works on both sides of the 11ehring river.
Atter the position had been examined an
attack was deemed impracticable on account
of the strength of the works and the difficulty
of approaching them, particularly with artil
lery; therefore it was determined to carry the
line of works on this side and destroy the de
.which was successfully done. During
this charge Color Major Sergeftnt, of the first
Mass. is said to have been killed. Troops
were seen moving into position at this point
as though they had just arrived, and the fire
from the batteries soon after showed that they
had been reinforced.
It now got dark s and began raining, snow
ing and frsaiazing_ - The troops camped in the
vicinity for the night and in the morning
started on their return, reaching Sussex C.
H. and halting there on Saturday night. The
enemy's cavalry and a small body of infantry
followed and endeavored to annoy the rear
guard, but each time were driven back with
This afternoon the Nottoway river' was
reached and the entire command crossed in
in safety. where they found a part of the 9th
corps, who had started to their aid in case of
an engagement. To-morrow they all will be
back in their old position in front of Peters
burg, ready for the next move against the
enemy in whatever direction the Commander
in-Chief may deem most effectual.
The move may be considered as one of the
moat successful of the campaign, and reflects
honor not only on the originator, .but on
those to whom its execution was entrusted. A
most effective blow has been dealt the enemy
by the destruction of some fifteen miles of
railroad, which they were using extensively,
some hundred ears passing over it every day,
loaded extensively with supplies.
The track was torn up, the ties piled in
heaps and the dry wood, from the adjacent
fences, set on fire, with the rails on top, the
heat bending and twisting them in every
shape.' All the depots along the route were
burned, as well as numerous mills, barns and
dwelings, from which theoccupants had fled,
and from the cover of which guerrillas had
fired on our troops. One was caught with a
gun near where a shot had just been fired,
and it is said the troops hung him near the
Nottoway river. ,
Our loss in the entire trip will not exceed
forty or fifty in killed and wounded, besides a
few stragglers, who were captured. The se
verity of the weather was the principal diffi
culty the men had to encounter, but as there
was much wood on the line of march and
plenty'of work to do, they managed to keep
themselves from suffering.
Nothing has transpired in front of Peters
burg to-day of interest. The weather has
changed, and a cold wind storm prevails
Two men, named Edward Rowe and Daniel
O. Smith, of the 17th New York, 2d division,
9th .corps, were executed yesterday for the
crime of desertion. 'They were hardened
criminals, not seeming to care for them
selves or _ any, one else. One of them
mounted the scaffold smoking a cigar,
and taking hold of the rope gave it a pull
to see if it was strong enough to hold him.—
Such a lesson will perhaps have its proper ef
fects on that class of men who enlist for the
mere purp , se of getting the bounty ,with the
idea that they can desert to the enemy with
NEw Yonit, Dec. 12
BUFFALO , Deo. 13
A T THE BUEHLER HOUSE SHOP.
.43, To a steady young man a good chance will be gives.
decl3 2 Bt GEO. J. BOLTON.
ALARGE ASSORTMENT OF PHOTO-.
GRAPH CARDS, new subject. from the Scripture.
and suitable for. Cori:nuns presents, or for Sabbath
schools, at S. WARD'S MUSIC STORE,
decE3-tuasat Third street
itTARTEL'S GREAT PICTURE OF CEN
AU_ TRAL PARK„•just thsiabed, on view and for sale
at Lae %Cowing named establishments : Kamm BALL,
BLACK A CO'S., APPLETON'S. Broadway, New York,
and at S. WARD'S MUSIC STORE,
decl3•d2t•tmksat Third street.
House and two Lots
SSITUATED on Third street. above North.
The house is a two-story frame. The lota are 21 feet
I'l oat, and 191 deep. For particulars armoire of MRS.
roTrs, °lithe premises. •
Also, for r sile a second-hand Piano. Enquire as above,
defol9-21.* ' • , •
rporsATo KETSTIP, by the-gallon, quart or
: plat, -last received at nix, m Guy a ro v ;
(Hnagor and Loclunan's old stand,llarkei squarq;)
HEIDgrAETERS A.l 151 Y OF TEM PoTow.tc, )
December 11. f
NEW A DVER.TISI4'...II.II-‘,NTS
SELLING AT VERY lOW PRICES
DURING THE HOLIDAYS,
13,E;DUCEI Wr oCat )
A Ho. 52 Market ~circEt
MBE subsetiber returns his F , ir.cero thaw
A. to hils filer ds and the nu-I•c genemiiv, for their very
liberal patronage during toe past fear tears, and begs
leave to inform them that he as a very eirv,ant ot:orted
stock of fine Watches. Chains, P ns, B t
tens, Pearl - Pins C 211 1 ,0 ?: Cold Prns, Coil ac.d silver
Thimbles., Silver Sp •nne, Butte' Kai , es Pair ?mar
Cream and Preserve So . misi SilvPr.P easel Cu. s,
Cake Ba-kria, Berry liishes Py rip Nine' a. F teskragt,
Tea, as , Dinner Casore, tt C.. Writ:ll wilt snake 7Ery ele
gant and durable Chrletrraa Pres as. Call and ezamine
for yourselves Make sel. eti• ns while the a , sort.L. - 3sr,t
full. No pains. spored to show goods.
All the abuse sold at very small pro - t.
der.l3-tf A. F. ZIIIM-ERMAN,
eiHRISTNIAS is coming, so don't fail to call
and el:RD:lite our =toe]: of Rile Groc 11 , 2 13::d Quens
Ware. ,itt ror..!red at WI! IL & CO,
(Houser at d ochtnan's old stard, Kazizet , ittare
A LOT of fine Catawba Grap€s, just re
ceived and fo• Faie at WM At GRAY & CO.,
(Romer and Lockman's cld. c•:acd, Market :Y re.)
-VINE BUNCH RAISINS, in small boxes,
just tece?vect at WIL MI GRAY 8: CO.,
(Houser and Lachtar.p.'s uld grand, Market squara)
NEW FIGS, by the drum or pound jur
received at AVH. M. OKAY A CO.,
(Rouser anri Lachman's old Et.ar.d, Malice! squart,l
MINCE MEAT.—A. fresh supply of Mince
Meat just roceired at wbf. M. GRAY & Co.,
(RouEer & Locbraan's old stand, Stazica r quare.)
A LARGE LOT of Cedar and Willow wan
„Ex juEt received at WM. Id GRAY & CO.,
(Houser alld Locliroat's old Et 2133, 61fLrket EVITV,)
(I OCOANUTS ! COCOA NTTS ! just re
v ceivt d at Wt[ M. GRAY &
(Houser& Lochruan'd F tan cl, Mark,lt
A FRESH LOT OF LEMONS just re
ceircd at WV, IL ORAY & CO,
(Houper k Loclanan's old mai:a, ibrket square
(AN Saturday evening, between 33 and 4_4
o'clock, in gulag nom the P, A Cdrice :yards the
"Bound EfoLEe," ice sum of $ll 85; a ten sad cue dot
ter bill, aa.d eighty-five cents ID 8 ,, al' cunency. The
finder, it honest, can find the owner, (s very poor omau)
and r..ceive h< r than'us, by caking on Mr, W ae, Grucer,
Pennsylvania Avenu'. d.c13.1
ti Ft. M OVA L.-
MR. JOHN KEMMERER respectfully in
forms the public that ho h.rs rumored his
HAIR CUTTING AND SHAMPOOING SA
To No. 97, Market street, (WHOA building,) Where ha Lai
an elegantly furnished room, tv , th Hot abd Co'd Baths
The pnb.ic are incited to giro hilm a can. decl2-din.
Parlor B a la,
Vanev Ribbed Bathi.
lIERGINEh'S Book 'pre.
A full trsottment at
G-001.) NEW S
WALNUT STREET INA GREAT BLAZE.
TAKE this method of informing my
ntorous friends and the pu'vlle in general, that I have
opened my new Clothing :tare, corner or Walnut and
Sixth streets, where 1 am eta ng to sell fifty per coot_
cheaper than any other store to the city. Coals worth
$3O, for V.O. Pante worth $9, tor $O - , and vests %oat
$5, for $3. and everything In proportion.
All goods leaving my est -Whet-at I will warrant, for
they are all made under me rare. and with every modern
improvement, and the latest state. Don't fall to come
and C.1117111C0 yourself of the truth.
HAIMISBURCI NATIA44L 9 41.‘;
December 10, 181341 7 7
PHE annual electiOn for thirteen directors
of this bank Will be he'd. n reccuired ryy 't e tat/coal
oUrrency act, on Tarsier, the 10th day or Jim= y naat,
at the banking house, between the hours of 1 o& yt and
-3 e. u. J. ty', Watt,
NATLONAL 11.43U - 4E .RESTitURANT.
T RAVE re-fitted and opened the above
1 named rat - tau/wt. *bore all the eellracies of tiro
mason will be served up Each a 3 (b aura, Caine, Terra
eta, lee. Toe public me mos: I,:pectfttlly ierbea torah.
Families supplied wilt oyetzra A. J WA RI /ELM
11.—ge, ietudi glven eve.-r- day from log to Ilk
A. N. dO 'lO dim*
LOOK OUT FOR GOOD OYSTERS !
TUT RECEIVED AT A.L.t.r.
Jones. House Restkturaul,
A PIE Lot or TUB CELESSATED
Ilamptora. 13a i• iDysteins
Call and see them Also, on is a Eno lot of
VENISON, P4RTRIDGII9 AND TARB_AP2M
EIOLIDAV GOODS !
IN ABUNDANCE AT
K 1 XLA /a it 9 S
DRUG AND FANCY GOODS STORE,
No. 91 MARKET ItTREIT.
NvE are happy in presenting to ottr pa
trons spin this season, an enoro ness stock of
Fancy Goods for the holidays Emit from toe ban , -a of
importeis, aid at pric 'a astonialmgly low for the times.
Purchase your hAlday pesetas r.vw while the onion
meta is fail s. d vaned dccB
RAVING returned from New York and
Ptiaadelphia Nth h our usual fi o 2loCii: or goods tbr
rho holidAys, would respectrh:4 - insne e-o• y attention
thereto. C. 6. /CELLRI't,
drofitf 91 Market street.
HOUSES FOR. SiiLR.
'THREE NEW FRAME HOUSES, SITU
ATE on Poster street, above North. Enqulre of
JACOB %VAL fERS,
earner of Third and North Ftreets.
For itale at
(PANNED FRUITS. —Peaches, Blackberries,
Tomatoes, &a ,ko., at [deel2dll JAW
H ORSES! HORSES! HORSES!
• Qnsasuramseran Cationam's OPPICE, 1
Finer Drvictos, Wasomovoir, Dec. 1, 1864. I .
HORSES, suitable for avalry and ArtRIMY a•rvioe,
will be put chased at Czetboro De tot, in open market, till
DECEMBER 31, 1864.
Borers willbe delivered toSaptain L. Lowry Moore,
A. R. M., and be sullected to the neon) Coven Meat In
spection before being accepted.
Price of Cavalry Horace, $175 each
Price of Artillery ROMA $lBO coca.
Payment will be made for all (6) and more.
JAMES A. ERIN;
Coionel in Charge First D.viskin,
Quartermaster Opneralls Office.
JACOB F. LIAEHNLEN 7 S
CRACKER AND BISCUIT BAKERY,
CORNER OF CHERRY AND RIVER ALLEYS,
Seven-Thirty 'frensiwy Notes,
Of the VR1101.12 deaomlnatlons,
For sale at tho
HARRISBURG NATIoNAL BANK
det2-dtf .1. W. WEIR, Cackler.
FOR THOROUGH INSTRUCTION
Use lieserst's Art or Singing ; an Analytiaa and Freer
tiara System for the Ckltivation of the Vo ce. Tate wedr.
13 prepared on a rigidly antennae bails, and unlostseibt
admitted to be the mat desirable work for leaebe r S an d
scholars. Price, for Soprano Voice, Complete, S 4 00
Ahrldged i goo For Tenor Voice, $4 00. Mailed posk
FOC 01 1 DITSON &CO Febnsacrs, Beaten.
ri ,, e Apple,
J 0131.7 WISES.