Newspaper of Evening Star, July 11, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 11, 1864 Page 2
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THE EVENING STAR. W. D. WALLACH, Editor a?d Proprietor. WABHINQTON CITY : MONDAY ?? 1964' ?DREADING MATTER ON **'??* *t?2' ear. outbid* for interesting teli ORAPHIC AND OTHBR MATTER. "the invasionT THE LATEST. The Rebels appear at Bockfille ia seme forte* FIGHTING THIS MORNING TMIR CAVALRY AND COL. LOWELL'S UNION CAYALRY BETWEEN ROCEYILLE AND TENALLYTOWN. OBN. AUGUR MAKES A TOUR OP INSPEC TION. 7-mmt evening a force of from fifteen hundred to two thousand rebels entered Rockvllle and passed through to a point a few miles this side of that Tillage. Halting there for a brief they retraced their steps to the town, ^rhere they bivouacked for the night. Tfcls morning they are engaged with the cavalry force under the command of Colonel X<owell, thrown out to ascertain their strength and character. No information embracing details of this pro gressing engagement hate yet been received here. The point where the fight was in progress Twas in the vicinity of Rabbit's Creek Post Of fice, between Tennallytown and Rockvllle. Major General Augur has returned from a tour through the defenses of Washington, on the north side of the Potomac, made this morn ing . He found all the works and the troops defending them In admirable condition and ready to give the rebels a fitting reception should they approach within range. T*E INVASION. Rebel Cavalry Force at Oamuscus, Mont cemery t ountv, on a Horse-stealing Raid ?Panic of the People of Montgomery . County?Rebel Cavalry at Brookeville, and on the Baltimore Pike near Belts ?tile. Sunday morning, a force of rebel cavalry said to number twenty-five huadred, made their appearance in the neighborhood of Da mascus. a pest village of Montgomery county, a few miles sonth of Mount Airy and of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, where they en tered on a general horse-stealing expedition, causing a general stampede of the citizens. A number were captured and paroled, but moat of the citizens were apprised of their coming, and made c-ff with their horses and such pro perty as they could move, and the road to Bal timore yesterday alternoon and last night was literally crowded with thero.making their way pat of danger. The driver ot the mail stage, which arrived at .Laurel (about eighteen miles from Wash ington) from Brookville (which is twelve or fifteen miles from Laurel) about two hours ahead of bis regular time, reports that a foroe of cavalry, which he supposed was the same party about Damascus in the morning, entered Brookville last night, and took possession. This driver is the same who lo3t his horses by tha rebel raid last year, and fearing a similar calamity drove off* his stage to the woods be fore the time, and kept in by-roads most of the distance. Straggling parties of rebels were seen in va rious parts of Montgomery connty yesterday; la the afternoon two officers showing them selyeaon the Baltimore pike, a few miles from Bal'sville. They appeared to b3 lost, and were Iequiring the dlievuuii ul tlie rua.Ua, ana tQe last seen of them they were going In opposite directions. . COLONEL SEWARD NOT A PRISONER. The Secretary of State has received the fol lowing dispatch from General Wallace: Ellioott'a Mills, July 10.?Tlon. W. tl JSevard, Secretary of State: I have tbe pleasure of contradicting my statement of last night.. Colonel Seward is not a prisoner, and I am 2iow told is unhurt. He behaved with rare gallantry. Lew Wallachs, Major General Commanding. Col. Seward came out of a sick hospital at the front to lead his regiment, which formed a ^portion of the division of troops detached from Oen. Grant's army. They arrived at Balti more on Friday, and, all the forces'not being up or ready for advancing, Col. Seward pushed ?a to Gen. Wallace with one battallion of his regiment, and was thus in time to be in the battle of the Monocacy. RECAPTURE OF MARTISSBURG. Operations of General Hunter?Firing at Frederick. We learn that intelligence was received last night that General Hunter had commencedop-r erating in the oear of the enemy in the most auccesstnl manner. The town of Martinsburg is said to have been recaptured by him, with one thousand rebel prisoners and all the plun der that had been gathered there from Hagers town.. . This is said to have occurred on Friday,and having made a junction with the troops at Maryland Heights, he was supposed to have reached Frederick on Sunday morning. Our troops report that heavy and continuous can nonading was in progress in the neighborhood of Monocacy Junction at daylight yesterday morning. The supposition was that General Hunter bad struck (he enemy shortly after his succets over Gen. Wallace, and that it would prove a banen victory. The telegraph operator at Mount Airy last night reported a heavy fire in tbe direction of Frederick city, which appeared to be very ex tensive.? Baltimore American, 11 (A. OFFICIAL GAZETTE. Wabhihotow, July 10?1 A. m. Major General Dix, yew York: Aa official report from Major General Wal lace just received states that a battle took place between the forces under his command and the rebel forces at Monocacy to-day, com mencing at 9 o'clock a. m and continuing until 5 o'clock p. m.; that our forces were at length overpowered by tbe superior numbers of the enemy, and were forced to retire in disorder. He reports that Colonel Seward, of the New York artillery, was wounded end taken pris oner, and that Brigadier General Tyler was also taken prisoner: that the enemy is at least 30,WO strong: that onr troops behaved well, but suffered severe loss, lie is retreating to Baltimore. Eowi* M. STAWTOif, Secretary of War. FROM EDWARDS* FERRY. No Appearance of the Rebels There. A dispatch received at headquarters at a late hour Saturday night from Edwards' Ferry states that the rebels have not crossed there ju reported?neither have they made their ap pearance in the vicialty. #T*?I.0.0 F?The Quarterly Go mm U3 of tbe R. W GRAND LODG*. ? ?a*ld oa MONDAY JRVgxi.VG. July c'stock. |)rM> T. H. BWBIT. < I. 0.0 F.? The Quarterly Communication .a f>. U.. will ' lith, at 8 i G r^Jjlec^ *>%? THB NEXT RKOULAR M BKTINO OF Us? th? Board of Trant#** of the Pablic Schools wJfboheU ??TUESDAY NEXT, the Uth mat , at to'clack p. m. B T. M0M1LL. 8?c. ry-y-THl ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION Of |L_S Medalu and Prealaaj* to tho pi pi is of the hoar'h DUtriet School will take ?lace at tk? athaobiaa losHtutloa on MONDAY, the ftth ..st ? o'clock The e4Sree?wtll be do li?e*e?Jt>y the hev. Dr. SnaSerlaad. The pablie areiaviVod te attend, Jr B-tt OCF*PLA8TRR*1W ATT1N Jro THE INVASION OP MARYLAND. Fr6m official sources onr Information up to the present time, (Sunday night,) may be summed as follows After the evacuation of Frederick by our forces, Major Gen. Wallace tell back to the line of Monocacy, and on Saturday morning drew his lorces up in line of battle near the Monocacy bridge and Frederick Junction. About nine o'clock a. m , he was attacked by a largely superior forceof the enemy, aad an engagement ensued, lasting until Are o'clock on Saturday afternoon. General Wallace, at half-past three o'clock, ordered his troops to fall back, (owing to the superior lorce ol the enemy.) and retreated by the Baltimore turnpike to Ellicott's Mills. The retreat, during daylight on Saturday, wa3 conducted In the most orderly manns', but af ter dafk our forces, to some extent, broki lines and scattered, but at an early honr yesterday morning nearly all of them arrived safely at Ellicou's Mills. General Wallace's force# were composed o7 General Rickett's division, 6'h army corps, (veterans,) the 11 ih Mary toed, the3d Maryland, Potomac Home Brigade, and several regiments of the Ohio H'0-days troops, aid Captain Alex ander's (Maryland) Battery. His forges were estimated at between seven and eight thousand men, while that of the enemy were estimated at over twenty thousand men, Including a number of heavy batteries. The casualties on the Union wide are thoaght to approximate to the following figures: su<? killed and wounded, atid about 300 prisoners. Total, 1,100. That of the enemy was thought to be quite as large, except in prisoners. Bilgndler General Tyler was taken prisoner at or near the Monocacy bridge, after tM fight was over. It was said that he proceeded in that direction to look after the ambulances and the wounded men, and was there taken pris oner. . The casualties la the llth Maryland (100 days men) were small. About 400 of the wounded men arrived here during yesterday afternoon, and were distributed to the various hospitals in this city. None of them were serlonsly injured. Col. I.andstreet and Lieut. Col. Se well, of the the llth Maryland regiment, were ordered un der arrest by Gen. Wallace, while his force* were falling back to Ellicott's Mills, and they were ordered to report themselves to Colonel Woolley, provost marshal. Botu of these of xiceis .came to the city yesterday evening with their regiment. The charges against them were not made public. Yesterday evening the llth Maryland, the 3d Potomac Home Brigade, and a number of other j troops of (Jen. Wallace's command, were sent to other important positions. Gen. Wallace fought a full corps or the enemy yeaterdav, who were commanded by Gen. Early. Yesterday morning a force of the Confeder ate cavalry moved around to Westminster and union Bridge, on the Western Maryland rail- ' road. They continued their advance, and dur ing the day reached the Relay House, on the Northern Central railway. They destroyed the bridge over Gunpowder river, and the bridge just above Cockeysville. A portion of the track was also torn up, but the true extent of the damage was not known. During the entire day this cavalry was reported roaming around that section of the countrv. The Aehland Iron Works, near Cockeysville, were destroyed yesterday afternoon by the rebels. The enemy during tha afternoon and evening took possession of the Northern Central rail road as near the city as Timontum. The force of the enemy operating on the INorthern Central railroad is now estimated at about 7,1 DO-men?2,000 cavalry and 5,uoo in fhntry. It was reported last evening that Maj Harry Ciilmore s rebel cavalry were at Towsoutowu, on the York road, but no official advices to that effect had been received by the military authorities. The various Union Leagues, together with many other citizens, responded at an early hour yesterday morning to the joint proci&meu tlon of Gov Bradford and Mayor Chapman, and were formed into companies, and reporf?u to Gen. A. Lock wood, (who had volunteered to tftke command of ttie citizen soldiery,) on South street, near Second, aud were suhse aronr'd titecUy lD th? vario?? fortifications The bells throughout the city, at an early hour yt sterdsy morning, sounded a general alarm, and the greatest consternation for a time prevailed, until the fact was ascertained that the bells were being rung for the purpoe of summoning the Union League associations together. Yesterday afternoon some of the men who were forming companies captured some of the citizens who were standing on the street cor ners and impressed them into the service This caused a general skedaddling of those who were news-hunting, and the result waa that the streets were not much crowded durinir the rest of the day. Major Gen'l Wallace assumes command of the forces In and around the city, and will take the field in person if the enemy should advance upon the city. All the drinking saloons in the city were Closed at 8 o'clock on K.1tnrrt?j' cculug, null villi not be re-opened until officially notified to do so by Col. WoolleyBaltimore Sun, llfA. Particulars of the Fight. In order to ascertain the precise condition of affairs at the front, and to sift the trcth from the contradictory rumors afloat in the city, we drove out yesterday afternoon to Ellicott's Mills, to which point it was understood Gen'l Wallace had fallen back. On the Frederick road, after passing the limits of the city, we were surprised to find such a general absence of the excitement that prevailed in the city. With the exception of aboutaoozen contrabands, and two wagons loaded with cotton, there was no evidence of the anticipated approach of the enemy. In front of Loudon Park Cemetery we met Cap tain Alexander's battery coming towards the ci y, and were pleased to And the Captain and all his officers after three days' hard fighting safe and sound, and all his guns in good con dition. On inquiring, we ascertained that he had enly had three men wounded, and lost three horses in all the actions. The enemy made a desperate attempt to capture his gnns at the Monocacy fight, but were repulsed with great slaughter. At Ellicott's Mills, which we reached at five o clock, we found Gen. Wallace, with the retn , nant of his force, numbering about 5,000 men, resting from their three days' struggle with the enemy. They were all In good spirits, and claimed that though they had lost about 600 prisoners captured, that they had punished theenemy during their eight hours' fight to an extent that more than counterbalanced alt our losses. The veterans of the command especial ly distinguished themselves In the fight, and it was only when they were in danger of being enveloped by three Immense lines of battle ap proaching them that they fell back. The force of the enemy was not less than 20,? 00 men? more than treble that of the gallant band of Gen. Wallace?and the solid phalanx that he threw lorward to protect his rear soon drove back their cavalry that attempted to harass his movements. The enemy did not follow lhem more than three mile* from the Monocacy, and it was during this time that they picked up most of the prisoners that they secured. Th? enemy were commanded by Gen. Early, and no doubt his entire corps was on the field General Tyler was cut off, and it was thought he was captured, though nothing definite is known wiih regard to him, except that he is missing. Captain T. J. D. Webb, Inspector General of Uoneral Tyler's staff, is also nmsing. The rebels bad twelve pieces of cannon In service, whilst General Wallace had butseven, including a small Napoleon fun, which was served with great precision. The number of wounded that arrived here yesterday trom the field was about four hun. dred, and some few fell into the bands of the enemy. The whole loss may be stated at about 1,8-0, of whom about 600 are prisoners At six o'clock most of the infantry left in a special train for Baltimore, leaving a good force of veterans at Ellicott's Mills to protect that locality from any cavalry raids.?Baltimore American. frr*?rn ^ 0'M?rR??ppiI r AW RAILROAD CO Washington. July 6. At a meet ing of the Corporators ?,f the -Metropolitan Rail r-*iin ?7\PKDV'7Jef(V-at thU date- und?-r the pro WMjtwM Congress, approved July 2d, Ordered, That the books of subscription to the capital stock of said road be opened on Thursday the 7th instant, from 9 o'clock ?. m until s o'clock p m and from day to day thereafter until SDOjOJO of said capital stock shall h?Te been subscribed In pursuance of such order the undersigned cor u?n ior-6 k*vln5 been appointed for that purpose. will be in at endance between the hours designated Thursday, the7th instant and from day today thereafter until f 10 of the capital stock shaU ?fn "ubscribed . at th* rooms ov*t the office t'L nffi V APR4 iFo^i66 N.inth street, opposite the office of the Daily Chronicle. M. ?. KMKRY i.rtr ALKX. R. 8HKPHKRD, *'7it 8 P. BROWN. ' mf" *BA8T1rt?rt<i?0I!Lvi?NU <**ohu*town j 9. COMPANY.?WASHiaoroM, meetln* of the Stock DiriSM i?. r eleetloa of seven WWNI8DAV ?#.*r* wi" b? held on o th. rfEUL* Ue ** WM. ?t office cor,B#r.f?r.mh Street and New 2_ X Tae polls will be oeened at lio'elnnk in., and closed at 2 o'clock ?. m #i0?* H 0 rAHNMTAni S ?rIDS0N. President. _X1. v. r*B n K8T0CK. Pec'ry. ja 27- tj y U IT y y Tp2ZiTZ' *??,nple2{ >*<">* and moathM' ?? ?' after Ike Sth Je S tmwiw U08X8 KILLT, Oashier. LOST /LND FOUND. BE WARD?Strayed on the 2d of July a red with long straight horm, and hipl w hite bfhird. The above reward will be paid if broaghtto the Sisters of Charity, on the Capitol HUL Jr. It-it* I 08T?On Friday evening Im', on 9th street, be _ i twe>-n M street an l New York avenue, as mall fold BREASTPIN, with parple sett. B*,iBga gift, it is highly pr zed. The finder wilt receive * salt able reward bv leaving it ?t 259 9th street, bet. M and N streets. jy ll-2t CTR/Vf KD OR STOLBN-On Thursday tiiiiht. a U. coodomnt'd ?orrt*l HOR5K, about 14 hunds high, from n-?ar the Drover's Rest. A liberal re ward will be paid by returning him to 101 Water street,Georgetown, 8. 8. RANKIN tc CO., It* [City papers please copy.| ffcl C RKWaRD. ? 8tra*el away on the 19th qjr 1 O June, a medium ii?>i dark red 00W. with a white holly short borns, on- turnin* <*ewn orer her right ear, and having a leather collar on. Any one returning her to 341 U street, between 6th and 7th. will receive the above reward. jy ll-st* REWARD Will be given for the return of <5 I U a NO-TOP BUGGY and HARNESS, lost from the corner of 18th and L streets, on the 3-1 day of July. The horse came home without har ness. The above reward will be paid for return of buegy and harness or information a* to their whereabouts. JOHN BLIGH, jy ll-3t* Stable corner C and Uth sts. ?Q REWARD.?JStray?d or ?tolen, on the night tpO of the 9tn instant, from JOHN DOWD, cor ner of 14th and M. streets, a MULE; description, dark brown, with one white spot in front of his shoulders, on right side. with three spots in his back, of Injury from work, with a rope halter around his neck. Aoy person giving information to the owner shall receive the above reward. jy 1 l-2t* ?rn REWARD?Stolen from the far? ofRob ert P. Dunlop, neaj Tenaliytewn. M -nt gom?*ry County Md., on the night or Friday, July 8th, law, TWO HOBSES.. One an IronGrey. about 6 years old and 16 hands high; a heavy built hnr-.e. The other a Mood colored Bat, 6 years old and 16>? hands high, with a few white hairs on hi* forehead. Was taken at the same time a Wagon Saddle and two Blind Bridles. The stirrup irons on laddie have ?? General Taylor" cut in the iron. It* RICHARD GRI33IM. CJTOLEN?From the8ubscriber'a farm, a BRO WN n M ARB. star in forehead, 5 years old .lit hands high, mane and tail rubbed. 23 dollars will lie paid for the recovery ef the mare, and $28 for the detec tion of the thief. JOHN HODGES, Jr , . jy 9 St* Upper Marlboro. July 6,1361. ^OTICB.?A Hack HOUSE, four years oldj left I ? with me in the month of August last by Saml. nendri^kson for Captain Hoxsey, will be sold at Wall's bazaar, on the Mth instant, unlesi they come forward, pay charge* and take him away. SAMUEL S. GIDDINGd, Jy 9-3t* Cor. 12th and E sts. east. fiin REWARD- Strayed from the premises of I if the subscriber, on the night of the 5th ibstant, a lig't colored brindle COW. 8he has horns and a white face. The above reward will he paid for her return or for information leading to ner recovery. BBNJ. DARBY, 77 Water street, or 37 Marketatreet. Jy9-3t* Georgetown, D. C. *AK EN UP AS AN E9TRAY-A whit* and r-d COW. red about the bead, neck and legs; two notches in the left ear and a clio from the right ear; long turned np borns. about Syeariold; has a young calf from fi to 8darsold. The owtior can come forward, prove property, pay charges and take her away. vV. P. FERGUSON. Near Blagden's Wharf, on Georgia avenue, jy 9 2t* Between 3d and 4th streets east. TAKEN UP ASTRAY, July 4th. one BAY HORSE, lfi hands hiirh. fr ur white feet, eight years old, at Washington and Georgetown Kail road stables, near Baltimore Depot. jy8-3t* ("'AME TO MY PRBMISBS-On the 7th instant, s a REI> COW with horns. The owner can prove the property, pay ccargesand take ber awar RACHEL JENKINS, Jy 8 3C6 21st street, between G and II. T !$? MILITARY BOARDING SCHOOL-On Balti more Railroad, 13 miles from Philadelphia. Pupils have the benefits of a home; thorough course in Mathematics, Linguages, English. \c. Number limited. Terms moderate Received at anytime. Fine lihrsry and Apparatus. Address Rev. J. IIERVKY BARTON. A M., Village Green Seminary, Delaware county, Pa. jy 9-7w* /kWtNG TOT H E FLl'C t'UATING AND OON " " STANTLY ADVANCING RATES OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN HARDWARE and the impossibility of replacing stocks! without absolute loss when founded on time sales we feel compelled to n?tify onr cus tomers that hereafter all bills WILL BE REN DERED FOR PAYMENT MONTHLY; and we re spectfully request that those of our friends who have been purchasing on quarterly accounts under a settled market will appreciate the necessity ot the change in terms. JOHN R. ELVAN5, 309 Penna. av r- d H7 La. av. Jy 9-lw [RepChronlntelConUnion] IVJOTICB ?C< mroissioners of the Paid Fire De 1 ' partmeflt having adopted and published the rales and regulations for the government of the Department, have extended the time for receiving applications for membership until Tuesday, July 12. The attention of persons sending in their applications is called *o section eight of the act to organize a Paid Eire Department, via; " That the paid members of the Department, except the extra men shall give their undivided attention to their duties." Jy8-td B. C. ECKLOFP, Secretary. w A T E R RBNT8. WATg*_R?0I^TKAR'8 0?1>ICR. | CiTir Hali., July 7, W34., All persons who nse the Aqueduct water on their premises areherebv rmi; ????t ti? ? *, *t*?r rent is now uue to rne torpor at ion for the period from July 1,1864, to January l, 1868. ? The water rent is required to be naid at this of fice during thiamonth of July. If not paid by or before August 1st, the law commands that the water be shut off at the main and not restored ex cept upon payment of arrears and two dollars for expense of shutting off and restoring. The law does not provide for serving individual notices, and this public notice is all that wilt be given. RANDOLPH COYLE, - Jy 8-lm Water Registrar. G. 1>. SMITH'S Wild Cherry Tonic Bitters* TONIC-ASTRINGENT-AROMATIC-DISIN FECTING?PROPHYLACTIC. Sold Everywhere. Ask your Druggist and Grocer for it. IT WILL CURE Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Dysentery, Diarrhea, Agueand Fever, Loss of Appetite, Liver Complaint, Jaundice, The Elixir of life for the Aged. Will give Health and Beauty to the Young. This Prophylactic should be in every family at this season of the year, as this delicious beverage can be used without the deleterious effects of Liquors. SMITH & MORRISON. jy 7-lm Proprietors. D~~ R. LKON, 414 PENNA. AVENUE^ DII. LEON cures Gonorrhea, " Gloet, " " " stricture, Syphilis. " " " Seminal Weakness. 41 " " Inflammation of Bladder, " All Venereal Diseases. jy 7-lm* F OR CAPE MAY, The staunch and commodious Steamer MANHATTAN, , ? CAPTAIN E. A. RY+HER. Of the Cape May line, is now making her regular trips to Oape May. Leaving Arch street wharf, Phila-. delphia, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 o'clock am. Returning, leaves Cape Mav every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at o'clock a m. Stopping at New Castle foing and returning. Fare, 9190. carriage hire included. Children half price. Servants $1.5'>, carriage hire extra. No freight will be received after 8 o'clock, and in all instances must be prepaid. Jy7-lm JO.S. A STEWART. Agent. J^OOK! LOOK 11 LOOK I! 1 All that desire to supply themselves with DRY GOODS before another rise, will do well to call *r" JULIUS STCEL'S. Bleached Cotton yet at a reduced price of 20 per cent. Full yard wide, 35 cents. Extra heavy, 40 cents, English Grenadine, Mozambiques, and all other Dress Goods at a reduced psiee. Extra heavy Crash, 18 cents, and Black Silks, Flannels, Linens, &c., in proportion. Also, A GREAT VARIETY OF FANCY GOODS, Silk Mits, 81 cents. All linen, hem-stitched Handkerchiefs, 25cents. Beet S8 spring Hoop Skirts. $ 1. All linen Shirt Bosoms. 28 cents. And thousands other articles at the same rate. An early call is solicited. JULIUS 8YCEL. 431 Seventh street, jy 6-eolw^ between G and H streets. I JOT ELS AND BOARDING HOUSES? We have XI to store a superior stock of CROCK-MhO EKY. CHINA. GLASSWARE. CUTLBRY,S&/ and PLATED WA KB, particularly adapted to the ose of the above establish^nents, to ,hiC" "? *?""? "" "i'iiiSV B??tRfDO?f ly 5-6tif* (Chran.) Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th st. fl UMBBRl LUMBiEl I L U M B E R111 LONG JOIST AND TIMBER. Builders and others wanting lumber can find all kinds of framing material of Spruce aad Hemlock from S by 3, in feet long, to 3 by IJ, 50 feetloog. Timber of all rises and lengths. OuUings all lengths, froa 1" to M feet, assorted as to lengths, together with a g>>0<1 assortment of 4-4. ?-4 and S-4 White Pine, eomtsoa and select Shingles, Laths ana Palings ?oa?t*atlj' arriving?M?d for wde low LA?.?8- V5Ir-?nii)iis. WRAPPINGS. Black Bilk Circulars, to*?* "USSfta* MuUllu. Black Barege Mantillas, W vite^Barege Kan^Hag. Gray Baregv M*Jtt ^ A _ Mlnftai Silir OirmvlanL At MAZWILLV M4MTILLA EMPORIUM, '7 l-W 3 is Pennsylvania avenue. FlGHflKG OH TBI TXH STREET ROAD. Messengers just in report lively skirmishing going on this morning in the vicinity of Fort Massachusetts, (near Clagett's place,) some fonr miles out. The rebels did not show themselves In large force there, however. f # TELEGRAPH WIRKU CUT BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE. [From the Independent Line.] Waphingtok, jaly II. 12.20 p. m.?Editor Star: All of oor lines have jrret been cut be tween here and Baltimore by the rebel inva ders. J. M. Locks. THE INVASION. The Rebels Bora the House of Goveraer Bradford, four miles from Baltimore? The Rebels'Cut the Telegraph between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Baltimore July 11.?The rebel cavalry burnt Gov. Bradford's residence this morning. It is only four miles out on the Charles street road. A squad of ton rebels didJM work. They came to the residence and ordered out the Governor's family, permitting them to take only a few valuables, and then fired it. The furniture and all was destroyed. The Got emor was In the city, and was not captured. The rebels are now operating on t&e Phila delphia and Wilmington road, and it is expected the wires will soon be cut. [We hear that at 11 o'clock to-day a rebel cavalry force cut the wires between Baltimore and Philadelphia. The force, it-is said, was only about 2U'J strong.?Ed. Stab.] There is great excitement here. The citizens are arming and going out mounted to fight the rebel cavalry. FURTHER OF THE FIGHTING NEAR ROUKVILLE. It Consists of Skirmishing?The Rebels Feeling Their Way Captiously ? They Capture a Small Pickefof our Men on the Korkville Road. The fighting goirg on in the vicinity of Bab bit's Post office this morning, is nothing very serious, apparently consists of skirmishing be tween Col. Lowell's forces and ike rebel cav alry. The rebels appear to be feeling their way cautiously, and it is difficult to ascertain as yet what their intentions are. The force now confronting Colonel Lowell numbers about fifteen hundred cavalry, but it is believed that this is simply an advance gnard, and that they are supported by infantry. These troops are doubtless those that attacked General Wallace, and after compelling him to fall back, advanced from Frederick down the Rockvllle road, instead ?X following Wallace up. This, however, may not prove to be correct, but is the belief of military men who returned from the front this morning. When the rebels advanced from Rockville thi? morning in this direction, they captured a small picket of our men stationed on the Itock ville road. A large number of officers on detached ser vice in this city have voluntarily reported to Geueral Augur, and asked to be assigned to duty. PARTICULARS OF THE BATTLE AT THE MONOCRACY ON SATURDAY. The Rebels too Badly cut up to Pursue? Fighting yesterday i* Howard and Car roll Counties. Baltimokb, July 11.?The action of Satur day, between the Union forces, under General Wallace, and the rebels, under General Early, (Ewell's successor,) in command or General Stonewall Jackson's old corps, was one of considerable importance. The Union forces numbered about seven thousand, consisting p( General Rickett's di vision of the 0th corps, the Maryland Home Brigade, and some hundred-days men, with Alexander's battery, from Baltimore, together with a number of detachments from different commands. The Confederates numbered about twenty thousand men, and consisted of General Breck inridge's command, in conjunction with that of Early. The rebels artfully eoncealed the true object of their invasion until the moment arriv** them to offer vum mutty night it seemed a matter of certainty that they had no infantry, and from other indications onr com manders were led to believe there were nothing but cavalry. But Gen. Wallace on that eve ning learned of their strength, and determined to make a stand at the railroad bridge over the Monocacy, three miles southeast of Frederick, as the point most likely to be easily held. This was a most important placo,and he decided to bold it if possible. Gen. Wallace's line of battle was formed with the railroad running through his centre. The enemy advanced continuously, and skir mishing commenced about 9% o'clock Satur day a. m., on the west side of Monocacy river. Artillery firing followed from Alexander's battery, which did good service in checking the enemy's advance. After several hours they disclosed their main force and advanced in tour lines of battle, with steadiness, and were valiantly met by our army, and especially by Rlsketts' veterans of the Sixth Corps, who are said to have exhibi ted great valor w Holding their grouud agaiast the heavy odds. The first line of the enemy was driven back upon the second, but they had others behind, which were longer, and overlapped ours at several places. At 3 p. m. the superiority of the enemy in numbers and artillery became evident, and General Wallace ordered his troops to retire, which they did, in good order, toward Baltimore. The losses in the action cannot as yet be ascertained, but it is believed that those of our army will be far less than at first supposed. It was expected the enemy would have pur sued our forces, but they only sent a detach ment of cavalry to attempt to capture some of the renr column. It is believed that they were unable to make a vigorous pursuit, as they were badly cut up in making the different charges they did on our position. Firing was heard yesterday in Howard and Carroll counties. THE PIRATE FLORIDA OFF OUR COAST. She Captures a Brig Laden with Govern ment Stores. The mail steamer Keyport, Capt. Talbert, arrived this morning from City Point. She reports that on Saturday night a large brig, laden, it is stated, with Government stores for Newbern, N? C., was captured by a privateer supposed to be the Florida. The brig was in tow of the tug America, and as she was being towed outside of Cape Henry a piratical vessel was discovered making to wards them, which fired several times at the brig, when the tng, fearing capture, cast her off* and made for Fortress Monroe, where she re ported the facts, and three of the fastest vessels of war there were immediately sent in pursuit of the pirate, whlcB, when last seen, had mado fast to the brig. NOTICE.?Whereas my wife, Sarah Sommers, has left my bed and board, 1 ho eby warn all persons from harboring or trusting her on my ac count, as I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by her from thin date. ISUAELS0MMKR3. Washington city, July 11,1864. jy 11 3t* GRAND EXCURSION GLYMONTI rcn the BsvariT or GOBSUCH (METHOBIST) CHURCH, ON WEDNESDAY, July 13th. A commodious ftesmer will Itave thj Seventh Street Wharf at nine a. m. precisely. Tickets One Dollar. Children under 12, half P T^cke;s for sale at Shephtrd's. Bsllantyne's, sad at tl'e boat. jy ll-tt* f|i V. NOONAN, PLUMBER AND GAS VIT 1 ? TER, corner of 9th and G streets, opposite PAtent Office. Water and gas introduced oa the moft reasonable terms. Boso and Hose Pipes *1. ?D bob hand. Jyf-4t* 117 INE8 AND LIQU0R8. Yv We have now on hand a fall supply of WINES AND LIQUORS. ~ consisting of ? ? California Hock, Port. Muscatel, and Angelica Vices,and Grape Brandy. Also, Claret, Sherry, Madeira, sad Catawba *0?d Bourbon. Nectar, Cabinet and Rye Whis. k c v ^. Blackberry, Cherry, Lavender, and Giager Bran ^Holland Gin and Wolff s Schnsppj. Also. Hoc tetter's, Drake's. Stoughton's and Ger jy 9?4tif Oor. E aad Nia?h streets. , CuStome i, 0 street, betw Jy Mm* Boyle's" A. L'ltfTNlR, ' reea 1st and N, J. a*., Hotel, near the Depot. 5 O'CLOCK P. M. THE REBEL EORCE IN FRONT OF fcS-ITS STRENGTH AND PURPOSE. Reports concerning the numbers and pur pose of the rebel invading force are confas.ng ly conflicting. We give elsewhere the opinion entertained by many around as that the rebel force is notol weight sufficient to undertake a serious attack upon the fortifications of Washington, and that It is not their purpose so to do. Per contra: we have just received the fol lowing from a source of great Intel]igeaco and reliability, one that has on repeated occasions had the earliest and most accurate information of rebel movements in Virginia. The lnfor> mation received from this quarter is as fol lows: The rebel army of invasion marched down the Valley 45,000 strong, including 8,000 cavalr ry, under command of Major General Jubal Early and Brigadier Generals Breckinridge, Ransom, Imboden and MeCausland. Long street was at Oordonsvllle on Tuesday last, with additional forces to join the rebel army of invasion, and the purpose of that army was an attempt at the capture of Washington by a surprise. The Virginia Central RaUroad is repaired and running from Richmond to Staunton. Moseby has 242 men in his command, and expects to have his force increased, the con scripts in Fauquier having the liberty of join ing the army or to go Into his command. It was Moseby who made the raid on Duffield's Station, and. the plunder was divided on Fri day last at' White Plains. Two other com panies are now organizing for Mm. At the fl-b* at Aldie Moseby captured 81 cavalry, killed 20. captured one major, and had with him a Im pounder in the fight. Kincheloe's command, one company, i> operating near Fairfax Coart House and neighborhood of Occoquan. FROM THE FRONT. Skirmishers Advance to within Four Miles of Tenallytown. where their I ro^ress is Stopped?Imboden Cemman dins the Rebel Cavalry in Front?The Fighting on the Seventh Street Turnpike ?From Edward's Ferry?The Rebels aga'n Reported Crossing there in Large Force. The skirmishing on. the Rockville road that commenced at an early hour this forenoon was continued by the advance of the rebel force to a point about four miles west of Tenallytown. There their progress on that road stopped, and they disappeared in some other direction. Subsequently we hear of them skirmishing between 11 and 12 o'clock on and aronnd the 7th street turnpike, near the Clagett farm, and the residence of Francis P. Blair, Esq. It is reported to day that tne rebels have burned the residence of Mr. Blair. There were eight hundred infantry only in the force that camped at Rockville last night though panic-stricken refugees arriving to-day from the vicinity of Edward's Ferry, report them crossing north at that point yestsrday and to-day in large numbers; some saying twelve thousand strong and others thirty thousand. Breckinridge is believed to be in command of t&elr advance in this direction, and Imbodea commands their cavalry now hanging around our fortifications. All was quiet in front of our picket lines npon what is known as the River road. That is: the road skirting the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, above Georgetown, up to noon to-day, FURTHER OF THE REBEL MOVE. ' MENTS. Up to a quarter past two o'clock the state of affairs in the vicinity of Rabbitt's Branch Post Oftice continued to be about the same as this morning. There has been no general engagement, but cavalry skirmishing is golngon at interval*. The ?ncmkm **<>? uiaae'uia appearance anywhere within range of our guns, and so far has shown no dispositioa to do to. No casualties have been reported on our side in the engagement between Lowell and the rebel cavalry this morning. ?? Three rebel prisoners and stragglers were brought in this morning from the front, but they refused to give their regiments, or by whom they were cemmanded. They are in clined to brag, and some of them place their numbers at very high figure*'. Some rebel stragglers who were picked no yesterday at different points in Maryland w?r? bf??5hVV Provost Marsha's Office night. They admitted that they belonssd to ??? invading party, and the inftnlry conS2t^i of Breekinride's and Early s divifion? and^hat the cavalry was under Ransom. Thev wonirf give no information as to the movements of the invaders, and when questioned as to their numbers, differed widely in their statements. LATE FROM UP RIVER, k Fighting on the Canal?Boat Sank in the Canal by a Rebel Battery?The Rebels do Damage to the Canal, Blowing up Cul. verts, ic.?Captain Morris, 8th Illinois Regiment, Killed. Yesterday afternoon a force of the rebels made their appearance on the tow1 path of the Canal near Muddy- Branch, where there was a camp of a squadron of the 8th Illinois cavalry and four companies of 2d Massachusetts cav alry, (California) under command of Major Thompson, 2d Massachusetts, when our force, who had orders to fall back, started towards the city?the camp equipage being placed on a canal boat. They bad not retreated far, however, before another band of Rebels were seen approach ing from the direction of Rockville, and some shots were fired between each party, but no body was injured as far as known. When some three miles this side of Muddy Branch, our forces essayed to make a stand and quite a little skirmish ensued, in which the rebels brought to bear on them one of four guns, and a round shot went directly through the boat causing it to sink. In this little affair we had three persons wounded, bur all slightly. Our men, however, procured another boat, to which they transferred the baggage, and pushed on down to Georgetown, where they arrived this morning. The rebels who, at times, showed considera I ble force, seemed to direct their attention to the canal, which they damaged considerably, felling trees into it, blowing up cnlverts, Ac. Our men report the country full of rebels, and that yesterday there were several skir mishes, In which portions of their regiments were engaged, In one of which Capt. Morris, of company M, 8th Illinois, was killed. REBELS IN FORCE AT SILVER SPRING. This morning rebel cavalry commenced to show themselves in the neighborhood of Silver Spring, (Blair's place,) just over the District lino, In Montgomery connty, on the 7th street road, (just beyond the lines of fortifications.) and up to the last accounts have kept their position. During the morning there has been some 1 firing between the pickets; and two on our side have been wounded. It is stated bv persons coming from thatdi I rection, (and there are a great many families moving in,) that rebel pickets are stationed in 1 Blair's, Clark's and Brown's woods, and some are confident that the main body of the rebels is at this place. Preparations have been made to receive them In becoming stylo. LATBR. The rebel force at Sliver Spring is said to be about 15,000 strong so far as developed. DON'T GOME WITHIN RA.NG1. Up to 2 p. m. the enemy had nowhere come within the range of the guns of our fortifica tions. A RAILROAD TRAIN CAPTURED BY THE REBELS. The Long Bridge over the Gunpowder Creek Bused by the Rebels. We have information by telegraph that a de tachment or squad of rebels penetrated to-day to the line ot the Baltimore and Philadelphia and succeeded in captnrioga train, believed to be that earning the passengers for the North whish left here at 11.15 a. m. They also burned ? portion, we know not how maoh, of the lone bridge over the Gunpowder. THE SECOND DISTMCT REGIMENT. 4 report is is cl/cu lotion that the 2d District; regiment bad a skirmish on the 7th street road this morning, and loot some in killed and wounded. Wo eannot learn as ws gb to proas that there is any truth in the report. TH* REBEL RAID. Wot t few military men around as belMTt that the main body of the rebel force with which Maf or General Wallace fought 01 Sat. arday last, are to-day recrosstug the Poiomao wfth Knidn of the plnnder ot toe people of Maryland as they may be able to carry off. The appearaaoe of their cavalry at so many different and widely separated points darinc the last twenty-Sour hoars, indicates that they came north of the Potomac mainly to despoil Maryland, 'designIn* to keep out of the way of any considerable body of our troops. Had they designed attempting to .?ret into Washing ton or Baltimore, they would hardly have weakened themselves by smxfing a thousand cavalry to hover at various points in and Baltimore connty so far from the cities as aot to be available in any general engagement they might get into. Onr hope Is that in their intoxication over their success In plnaderlng the Maryland larmers, they may continue ou this side of the river for a few days longer. Among thelT expectations was doubtless the hope that Grant would move his army m this direction, in the supposition that its presence might be necessary for the protection of Wash* ington and Baltimore. In this they mutt be sadly disappointed; for G. is pushing his ope rations before Petersburg with redoubled vigor, taking dne advantage of the absence of the considerable portion of Lee.'s army, now or yesterday in Maryland. This body of rebels, even if not overtaken or intercepted by Union troop* In sufficient force to hold them, will not be able to return to the vicinity of Bichmond until more than a week after Grant's army can be increased by the addition of at least thirty thousand veteran Uoops that have not yet served under him. Under these circumstances the public may look for great advantages to Grant's operations to grow out of this forlorn hope of the rebel lion? the current effort to Induce our author* ities to abandon the line of the James river. We believe that there Is no doubt that Sher man has crossed the Ghattahoechie at two points, from whence he can flank Atlanta, so as, it is hoped, It mast very shortly be surren dered after a battle, if not abandoned without ore. TH* PRESIDENT IN TOE FIELD. The President rode to the frort in the direc tion of Tenallytown at about 9 a. m. to-day. accompanied by Assistant Adjutant General Hardie, and a mounted escort Yestorday he paid a similar visit of observation and inspec tion. His presence among our gallant troops will doubtless do much to animate and en courage them in the discharge of their duties. TTTE PROBABLE TIME FOR A FIGHT. If the rebel force now in this vicinity design attacking Washington we shall doubtless hear the thunder of guns about 3 o'clock to-morrow morning; the hoar of the twenty-four always selected at this sea.on of the year for an at tempt upon fortification'' by sndden assault, or to pet in between fortificatiors by suddenly overpowering the detenders of works connect ing fortiflcat'ons. FROM PETERSBURG. We learn from Grant's army that the ninal artillery firing is going on, with now and then a shell thrown in the city. Sheridan is on th* war-path again. ASSIGNED TO COMMAND. Major General Q,. A. Gillmore. who is now in Washington, has been assigned to the com mand of the portion of the 19th Army Corps, now here. ARMING THE EMPLOYEES. This morning arms were given out to the employees of several of the departments, who have organized for the defense of the city. This afternoon the clerks of the Adjutant General's office were drilling in front or Lafayette Square, fully armed and equipped. A number of the patients in the hospitals, able to bear arms for a short time, have been sent out?about 250 going from Campbell Hos pital this morning. TO BE REMOVED TO FREEDM AN'8 VILLAGE. To-day, steps were taken by the proper au thorities to remove the large nnmbsrof con traband* v* in tiui/> lu tu? north ern section of t*\e city to Frecdman's Village, Va. The number to be removed is about three thonsand, consisting of men; women and chil dren. Ebborp Corrected The Rrpublican Is in error in stating that Major General Alexander McCook has been assigned to the command Of the northern line of the defenses of Washington. He has been assigned to the command of a camp of reserve, now being rapidly organized in this military department. He is, however, efficiently engaged in aiding to post the troops in our front. As he is proverbially one of the best officers in our services, his presence hero just now is most fortunate for the cause. The same paper is also mistaken in an nouncing that Major General Butler has been relieved of the command of the military depart meat over which he has presided tor some time past. The Mails.?We are pleased to learn that up to one o'clock to-day all the malls due at the Washington city post office were received, with a delay of only about half an hour. The western mails were unusually large. The agent on the New York and Washing ton through line reports no interruption along that great thoroughfare. The malls which should have come over the Northern Central Bailroad, evidently reached here by the way of Philadelphia. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. PROM BALTIMORE. Rebels 13 Miles East of there Last Night? They Move towards Gunpowder Bridge Governor Bradford's House Burned in Retaliation for the burning of Governer Letcher's Residence. Baltimore, July 11.?A body ot 210 rebels, under Gilmore, encamped last night on the farm of Joshua Price, thirteen and a quarter miles east ot Baltimore, on the Harford pike. They left about 5 o'clock, going eastward in the direction of the Gunpowder Bridge, and it was a portion of this force probsbly that burnt Mr. Day's barns which lay in their route. A gentleman who was present at the time Governor Bradford's residence was burned, says he was arrested and detained by thereh?ls until after they bad fired the building. The sqrad who did the work had a certain order, in these words: ?? The house of Governor Bradford to be burned, in retaliation for the burning of Gov ernor Letcher's house bv Federal troops. "Bradl?y T". Johmbok, comd'g." All the Governor's furniture and private papers were destroyed REBFLS ON THC1R WAY TO THK PHILADELPHIA RAILROAD. Telegraph Wires Cm. Baltivobb, Jnly 11, 11 o'clock.?A respect able citizen, just arrived in town, who resides near Kingsville, ten miles from the Phlladel. phla railroad, reports this morninfe that a party of fifty rebel cavalry passed bis house, making for tbe railroad. Tbsy cut the telegraph wire on the turnpike m they passed. In passing the hou e of Mr. J. Day, an ea tbusiastic Union man, residing near Kiags ville, they noticed the American tine flying, and some of them stopped to burn his barn. He made no resistance until thf>y attempted to take down the flag, when Mr. Day fired upon the rebels and killed one of them. Mr. I'ay baa not sinoe been heard of, and his fate is unioown. THE PIRATE FLORIDA AT WORK OFF LAP* MKNRV Three Gunboats After Her. Fobtbbss Hovbob, July to.?Aboat day light the rebel privateer Florida captured aad burnt a bark, name not ascertained, whilst ia tow of the et?am-tag America, jast outside of Cape Henry. The crew of tbe bark escaped on board the tug, and have jnet reached here. At ten o'clock this forenoon three tuaSoats, the Mmtic*-llo, Mount Vernon, and Laa, started from Hampton Roads in pursuit of the priva teer. ? . VITEBIKART8nROroN.-Dr./**S5*r Iterobor of U? total V. 8. ?dibber*. All dlse-jsof tks horse tr?o? sd la the moot ?*s*tt?? wanner

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