Newspaper of Evening Star, August 22, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 22, 1864 Page 1
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======== ? T XXIV WASHINGTON. D. C.. MONDAY. AUGUST 22. 1864 3,582 DfiNTISTBT. QEBA1. PI800TMT IB DENTISTRY. Tntk ExirnaU witM tU Mukritt tj Jgpstnm ggawsr^ ?*d have tflei taken oak by thia a*w J hava ta?i taken oat br thia *?4 UmlMa imim Also ?e!] and ?inning the Doctor': Mf and Im- ? . " ?roved method of IswrUm Artifldii V too ?aee as* the great improvement in bto twtt mwill here tbea I* noo?ber rtrle than thl* ??? one. Ho. 949, Pa. ???*?- be twee* W* bud 13th atreet#. novis 8. ft. LBWIB. M. P.. M. LOOHIB, M. D., the Inventor ?a4_En?dirt?a af theMINBRAL PLA^B TMTH. at tend e personally at his offloe ia Ibti eitv. ItnT peraona can wear tb*ie teeth who oanaot wear other*, ?d no person ean wear other* wka *????? w? sailing at n tyle and pr e who are# trongect. ai jduoe, tk* warranted JWTBOI Many >o? 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Any person pretending to sell Pl&ntation Bitters by the gallon or in bulk, ia an imposter. We sell only In oar log cabin bottle. Any person imitating this bottle, or selline any other material therein, whether called Plantation Bitters or not, is a criminal under the U. 8. Law, and will be so prosecuted by us. We already have our eye on two parties re-filling our bottles, &c., who will succeed in getting themselves into close quarters. The demand for Drake's Plantation Bitters from ladies, clergymen, merchants, Ac., is perfectly incredible The simple trial of a bottle is the evidence we pre sent of their worth and superiority. They are sold by all respectable druggists, grocers, physicians, hotels, saloons, steamboats and country stores, P. II. DRAKE fc CO., ang 2-eo3m 202 BROADWAY, N. Y. 0 T 1 0 M ' o*? ? 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Have Just received. and will ooastantly keep oa hand, the largest and best assortment in the eity of Chandeliers, Brackets, Drop Lights, Portables. Glass Globes, mica and other Shades, and all arti cles in this line, from the best establishment* ia New York, Philadelphia, Ac., which will ba aold on the most reasonable terms. Also, RANGES, FURNACES, and Fire-Board Stoves. We are prepared to furnish ths best RANGE ia nse anywhere, on very reasonable terma. Hotels, Restaurants, 4c.. are invited to call. We do all kind* of GAR and STEAM fittiaai promptly *nd cheap, as also everything in the PLUMBING lie* In lb* most satisfactory manner. Call and see oar Bathing Tubs, Fountains Water Closets, Wash-stands, Basins, Ao., Ha.fN Ninth street, near Pennsylvania avenue,the largest establishment in the dtp. ~ fa I-eotf^ |MP0BTANT TO 8PTL1R8 BUTLRRg WLLL FIND H. A. DOWNING * CO.'E OONCRNT&ATMD o l a m TO EE A MOST VALUABLE ARTICLE TO THEIE TRADE, . It sella very rapidly, and Is the moat economical article of d*st for the oBcer's mess. It is prepared in one minute, and makes a most delicioaa Soap or Chowder. It ia hifhly recommended by Am Burgeons. The proflta ara large. H. A. DOWNING * CO., Manufacturers of Concentrated Pood No. Ill Bast 18th at.. New York, tor sale by BARBOUR A SftMMES, Sola Agent*. 6# Louisiana Avsncs, a* Hy Washington, P. 0 THjt MW INTERNAL REVENUE LAW. ap * proved June*), 1864. _ _ Poems; with translations from tha German. By l??t Hooper. ^c*?taia Brand, of the "Centipede." By Oapt. ?h? Atlantic Monthly for Augast. The Ladder of Life. By Amelia B. Edwards, ?ton ??le* the ?">thor or "Guy Living Jn'*tt's Manual for Cavalry. {J^lway Anecdote Book. H-ecber's Religious Traiaing of Children. Collma' Voyage down the Amoor. Jia V RAN OR TAYLOR. BILLIARD TABLES. Marly naw, 4 whieh he will di*wo*e of very law. 1 PERSONAL. pSBSONAL.-WM. PRINCE. 381 ^ gtratt onoo \ ?t? the Patent Office, is the or^y oneii U^a who does FLUTING, having three very elegant machines now in operation. Ladies who deaira {? TS? fashionable trimming should give him > o* 5? J? ^ its varieties elegantly done Stamped Goods, Braid and Bilks for sa!e? an 12-tf ^LL DISEASES OF^AjPRIVaTI NATDE1 ARRIVED FBOM PARIS NINETEEN WXBKS BSCHTINQER, ^formerly Surgeon la enri^him*eife?u2^h I**!1*0 ?rmy, oe 2 U..A. th* treatment of all kinis of ?iS6&06S. Particular attention eiv^n to FaniAlA SMoftjfS..nMTi4t# Diseases. Besides the knowl Hsl Frl^t vld i1iM1*nJ?*J'' h? converses in En*. Italian, German, and Spanish la" ' ?v's Commissions ana his Diplo *mot? many others not pab ?"rwl. i/ nr certificates may be attested: the tkJ^-MrtIfjr tKltf1 V^e^een troubled for f" iSr ?*"?!? disease, resist iSJ ?prw o^ treatmeat, and which through the "?uJ|. rstinger; I hay* been perfectly cured. ?'? i^IIC,t7'L8tJune>1864- ?- DON1." ...o* treatmentof my involuntary discharge and your Buocess in it, recommend you very high \ht( _ _ T. L. SMITH J' ?ays: Gennan nei"P*per, (Weker Columbia.) ." A/t*r. ? Ion* sickness my poor ehild became V? 1C^tame I call to you, dear sir, and you saved him. MASnoN *? ? B street. No. 29B.? *a?uon * B. u all specifics, without any effect, against the chrenic Inn# disease of my eldest son, until under your treatment he improved In*rZ,an<faTi '12th st- MULLER, Painter." . All these and many other very difficult cares have been made by Dr. B. in the above specified ume Secular office honrs from 9 to 11 a. m., and 4 to 6 p. m. For the poor and unfortunate posi tively only from li to 12. Medicines without eharge. No. 499 Seventh street, opposite Odd Fellows'Hall. au 10-lm* P^XMALE COM PLAINTS receive partiular atten tion at Dr. DARBY'S Office, 492 7th street between D and E. Those in need of a confidential adviser can be snited by calling on kim. au5-lm? DBIVATE COMPLAINTS Are treated, either orobT Ie"?r. Dr. WOOD'd Office, street. Separate rooms for patients. Of nce open day and mgbt. au 5-lm* ADAM* AHOLIAB WOULD RBSPEOTFUL Iruinounce to her friends and the public LXJ menus ana me puoiic fonw Nn' olo AJS '? now settled permanently in IslaEd b#tT?*S ** *nd 6th sts., 7if "il? l' RreP?red to read, to all who require it, the Past, Present and Future. Being an imoressed medium, she is able to advise ana ?P9n >u matters; especially bu.iness matters; er in fact, anything of unoort ance. Ladies 75 cents; Gentlemen Jl.25. Can be consulted from 8 a. m. until 9 p. m, au #-2w* PXTBAOBDINARY POWER. M? L SMITH, MU Clairvoyant and Test Meaium, 353 4th street. eT*minao^lf "f In?*' W'tb of Spirits, examines all kinds of diseases, sees your dead anj living friends; describes them, gets nam eg; tells future. Advice about busi ness. Sitting >3. )r IB-im" TBAVELEBS' DIBECTOBY. I? ? , CAP* MAT. P*YL86,TL^i5ii>?,gl^,"?i22i t.adw?t ??s?y At 6 a. m., accommodation dne at low a m At 10 a. m., express due at l# p. m. At 4* a. m.. express due at 8 p. m Returning, leave Cape May? 8 a. m. express dne at 9% a. m. 11.45 accommodation due at 4M p. m. 5.10 p. m. express due at 8Jtf p. m. Through without change of ears or baggage. New ears, and everything first-class. le 20-3m J. VAN REN8SELARB, Supt. BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD. On and after Sunday, Jane 19th, 18M, Daily Trains will be ran between Washington and New York and Washington and the West, as follows: FOR PHILADELPHIA, NKW YORK AND BOSTON. Leave Washington at7.30 a. m., ll.w a. m., and B.9" p. bo. daily, ?x<?Apt Sunday. On Sunday at 8.30 p. m. only, FOR BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA. Leave Washington at 3 p ua. daily, except Sun day. Passengers will note that this train runs as far as Philadelphia only. FOR NEWTORR. Leave Washington daily at6.S0 p. m. Tku train is for Ntw York patMngtrt vulusimly, FOR BALTIMORE. Leave Washington at 6J0 a. m.,11.15 a. rn..3p. m? 4.45 p. m? 7.20 p. m , and 8.30 p. m.,except Sun day. On Sundayat 7^0 a. m.,3 p. m., and 8.30p. m. FOR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST. Leave Washington at ?.30 a. m. and 3,4.45and 8JO p. m. daily, exeept Sunday. On Sunday at 3 and 8.30 p. m Tickets sold to all points WEST, and bag gait ikecked through. FOR ANNAPOLIS. Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m. and 4.45 p. m. daily, except Sunday. No train for Annapolis on Bund ay. Trains leaving Washington at 7.80 a. m. and 6J0 p. m. go througk to New York without dtangi of tars. Sleeping ears on 6.90 and 8.30 p. m. trains. B?xtks ean be secured until 5 p. m. daily at the ticket of fice. After that hour they must be secured of tha sleeping ear conductor. The first and fifth trains stop at all way points. The 3 p. m. train stops only at Bladensbarg, Beltsville, Laurel, Annapolis Junction and Belay House daily, except Sunday. On Sunday it stops at all way points. PARTICULAR NOTICB. Passengers will pleas* observe that the 8 p. m. train runs only as Jar as FhtUi/itlphia daily, txcert Sunday. OnSunday it runs to Baltimortonly. Also, that the 6 JO p. m. train takts JV?i? York passengtrt only. For farther information, tickets of any kind, Ac., apply to GEO. S. ROONTZ, Agent at Wask ington jor at the Ticket Office. w. P. 8MITH, Master of Transportation. L. M. COLE, General Ticket Agent. ]e30-tf G R*AT PENNSYLVANIA ROUT* *0 THI NOR THWEST AN D SOUTHWEt T. ON AND AND AFT*R NOVRMBER 15TH trains will leave Baltimore from the North Cal vert Station as follows: Fast Mail at?- ? .9 90 A. M. Harrisburg Accommodation 3.00 p. M. Lightning Express-? ???-.9.3U p. M. THE TH* 7.30 P. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON connects with the 9.30 p. m. train from Balti ?orefor^lmiraand the North and Pittsburg BLEEPING GARS 0N NIGHT TRAINS. BOLDiias' Tioxsra at OoviaRMiT Ratm. ON* THROUGH TRAIN ON SUNDAY, LOW FAR* AND QUICK TIM*. ?^Por tickets and any information apply at the office of the Great Pennsylvania Route, corner Penn. avenue and ftk street, under National Hotel. Washington. _ J. N. DUBARRY. ' Superintendent N. C. R. k, WILKINS, , . Pass and Ticket Agent, eor. 6th st. and ?'tf Penn. avenue, TD* SUPREME COURT OF TH* DI8TRICT OF COLUMBIA, holding a District Court of the United States for the sail District. U" 0f Nob ?r*?. fust, 1864, the schooner L. B. Cowperthwaite, tac ii and apparel, fnrniture, Ac., were seized for violation of the Revenue Laws by the United States Collector of Customs at Georgetown, D. c-? n?d brought the same into thia District for ad indication; and the same are libelled and pros ecuted in thP eonrt. in the name of the United states, ror con !emnation; and have been arrested f?r the reasons in the libel stated: cause will stand for trial at the City Vl#*a??*?U? of ?sshington, on the first Mon r'1,next, when and where all per to show eadfte why con V3?enfo"?the?MSterens?ti b? d#Cr#^* ^ l? ,nUr" ' R. MEIGS, Clerk. J"?-iN.J;i"ni.TnTAC* AND MMNC* fortification: LoBdon, VMb^'VpiV.?tU(f ,M ? ? fortification; LonJon. .don" "Thos. Rimber; Lon RTmberf LcMMlon?t*,a of Forti,cation. by Thomas Field works, by Tboe. Rimber-1 nnj.n Hyde's Fortification: London Lond*n Lendy'Fortification: London.' Mahan s Field Forti&cation. Duane's Msnual for Engineers. FRANOR TAYLOR. AMUSEMENTS. CANTERBURY HALL. MUSIC. ICANTERBURY HALL,) AND HAL L (CANTERBURY HALL.f THJ3AT1B ? Louisiana Atiisi, N?ar Corner of Sixth strut, Rear of National and Metropolitan Hottls. ?- ? ? ? .?.Proprietor. W. B. Catahaush ?8tage Manaaer. EIGHTH WEEK OF SUMMER SEASON. THE MODEL TROUPE I* A SPLENDID BILL THIS WEEK. COMIC, ORIGINAL, MIRTHFUL. ENTERTAINING. 0 "Again we come -with magic glee. From saddening: cares yeur minds to free; To nrell each heart th gladness now, And drive dark shadows from your brow." NO DIMINUTION IN ATTENDANCE. EVERYBODY DELIGHTED. ACTUALLY CHARMED. CRITICISM CHALLENGED. The whole strength of THE DRAMATIC, OLIO, and PANTOMIME COMPANY BROUGHT INTO REQUISITION. CHANGE OF DANCES, CHANGE OF OVERTURES, CHANGE OF PANTOMIMES, CHANGE OF FARCE9, CHANGE Of SONGS, CHANGE OF BURLESQUES, CHANGE OF BALLETS, CHANGE OF EVERYTHING. EVERY ACT ON THE BILL Carefully selected to suit REFINED A*D DISCRIMINATING AUDIENCS. Second week or AGNES SUTHERLAND. AGNE8 SUTHERLAND, AONBS SUTHERLAND, AGNES SUTHERLAND, AGNES SUTHERLAND, AGNES SUTHERLAND. Who will sing favorite Scotch Ballad. First Week of the Grand Floral DivertiBoment, irrkng?'l by MONS. LOUIS SZOLLOSY, Entitled, THE GARDEN OF PLEASURE, THE GARDEN 09 PLEASURE, THE GARDEN OF PLBA8URE, THE GARDEN OF PLEASURE. DANCES INCIDENTAL : Grand Adaieo, by Mime* Ella, Mary,and Lizzie Wesner, and Maggie Wilson. LaClavelle. Misses Wilson and Viola. La Pansaig??. Miss Liizie Wesner. La Rose~~~. Miss Mary Wesner. La Tulip .? ...Mis* Ella Wesner. La Garlande? By all the Corps de Ballet. MISS SALLIB SUNDERLAND, MISS SALLIB SUNDERLAND, MISS SALLIB SUNDBRLAND. The Qaten of Song. The Celebrated Ethiopian Duo, BIULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN. MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, and wEcT WE8T, WEST, WEST, WEST, WEBT, In their Negro Peculiarities. DOUGHERTY, DOUGHERTY, DOUGHERTY. WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, and RBDDBN, REDDEN. REDDEN, In an entirely new Bnrles^ne, written by H. W. Williams, entitled the YOUTH WHO NEVER SAW A WOMAN. The Satire Company of COMEDIANS, COMEDIANS, COMEDIANS, PANTO MIMISTS. PANTOMIMIST8, pantomimists, NEGRO DELINEATORS, AO., NEGRO DELINEATORS, *0., NEGRO DELINEATORS! &.C., IN A TREMENDOUS OLIO NIGHTLY, POPULAR FAMILY MATINBB. POPULAR FAMILY MATINBB, POPULAR FAMILY MATINBB, POPULAR FAMILY MATINBB! POPULAR FAMILY MATINEB, ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SATURDAY AFTERNOON? * SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AT 3 O'CLOCK. AT 3 O'CLOCK. AT 3 O'CLOCK. AT 3 O'CLOCK. AT 3 O'CLOCK. telegraphic news. ?????? GRANT. Advance en the W eld on Railroad?Enemy i^r5n?by *Merts?e.Regain the R'P?lwi?Position of our Forces ^ Rebel. Repulsed by General Birney?Satisfactory Advice* from Gen'l 2.^ Sheridan Watchfnl and Wary The Situation Highly Cheering?Enemy's A.OSS in Late Movements, 4,000?Lee's Lines Manifestly Weak. OFFICIAL WAR BULLETIN. OBANT. W ASHINGTOS, 8.10 p. m Aug. 20. To Major General Dix, Xew York : The operations of General Grant's forces are detailed in the following official despatches re ceived by this department: " City Poiht, 8 p. m , Aug. IS.?Gen'l War. ren moved with bis corps this morning to and across the Weldon road, about one mile sonth of the lead works, at which point he met noth ing but the enemy's pickets. He advanced from there toward Petersburg, meeting the ene my nearly in bis advance. He had considera ble fighting during the day, suffering some loss, and inflicting loss upon the enemy. I have no report showing the extent of our losses, bu1 judge them to be light from the despatches* Some of the enemy's wounded fell into our hands, and a lew other prisoners." ?'City Poiht, Va., 7.30 p. m., Aug. 10.?Onr troops are firmly fixed across the Weldon road. There has been little or no fighting to-day, either south of Petersburg or north of the James. Warren reports that the enemy's dead, in considerable numbers, were found in his front unbnried. "Gen. Birney telegraphs Gen. Butler as fol lows: '"Headquarters ioth Corps, Aug 19 The enemy attacked my line in heavy force last night, and were repulsed with great loss. In front of our colored regiment eighty-two dead bodies of the enemy were counted. The colored troops behaved handsomely, and are in fine spirits. The assault was in column, a division strong, and wonld have carried the works had they not been so well defended. The enemy's loss was at least 1,000. " ?Respectfully. ???D. B. Bi&nby, Major General.? "We have had a great deal of rain about Petersburg this week, and a very grateful change in the temperature. "City Poiht, Aug. 19, 9 p. m.?The enemy came out this evening to Warren's right, driving in the pickets, connecting between him and the left of our old line on the Jerusalem plank road, and forcing back the two right divisions of,Warren's corps. A heavy fight took place, resulting in the re-establishing of our lines and the capture of a good many pris oners. r "The prisoners were from Heath's, Mahone's, and Hoke's divisions. ' ??We also lost considerable in prisoners." J The last foregoing dispatch was received this afiernoon, and is the latest information received by the Department. It is estimated that the loss of the enemy during this week, in killed, wounded, and captured, cannot fall much short of fouf thousa nd, if it does not exceed that number. 8HBBVA1T. The Department has satisfactory intelligence from G eneral Sherman to half past eight o'clock last evening. 6HBBIDAH. Reporta at five o'clock this morning from General Sheridan's front represent an quiet at that time, and that Gilmor, with forty or fifty men, entered Martinsburg last evening. Edwik M. Stahton, Secretary of War. Weldon Railroad Cut. [Correspondence of the Associated Press.] HXACCjUARTBSS ABMY OF THB POTOMAC, August 18, P. M.?This morning, at 4 o'clock, the 5th corps started on an expedition to cut the .Weldon railroad at Reams' Station, taking four days' rations with them. This coitos was withdrawn from the left front some days ago, and bavn been in reserve ever since. Thev reached the railroad about 7 o'clock, and the 1st division, being in the advance, had a skir mish with a force of the enemy stationed there to protect the Toad. They fell back rapidly, however, and the loss on each side was light. After placing the troops in line to meet any attack which might be made, the work of tearing up the track was commenced, and Srosecuted with great vigor for several hours, lut about neon they were interrupted at their labor by the appearance of the enemy, who were advancing along the railroad from Pe tersburg in line of battle. They proved to be Hill's corps, which had been lying in reserve for the past few days, and who were advanced at double-quick as soon as they became aware of our intentions and movements. The 2d division.Gen. Ayres commanding,held the advance on the railroad, the 3d and 1th sup porting on the right, while the 1st was placed to cover the left and prevent any surprise from that direction. The attack on the 2d division was very de termined, but our men met it in gallant style, driving the enemy back handsomely, and with heavy loss. After repeated attempts to force our line, they finally, after about two hours' hard fighting, gave up the idea, and fell back some distance, keeping up a fire all the atternoon from their batteries and skir mishers. The 15th New York heavy artillery particu larly distinguished itself in the engagement. Col. Wiedrich, its commander, was severely wounded across the back. The movement was a complete surprise to the enemy, the pickets stationed in the viclnitv being so astonished that they had barely time to escape. Some lew prisoners were taken, several of whom were wounded. The track is torn up over a mile, our troops still holding the position at dark to-night, and to-morrow they will completely destroy the ties and rails, unless the rebels visit the neigh borhood in too stroBg numbers. The Fight at Yellow House?Hill's Corps Engaged?Rebel Onset upon Ayres' Divi sion?A Disastrous Repulse?Our Earth, works cross the Weldon Read?The track Destroyed?Another Battle Expected. [Correspondence of the Chronicle.] i?.low House, August 19, a. m ?About 5 miles from Petersburg stands the "Yellow House." The building, composed of common brick, is large and square. At one time the color of the mansion was bright yellow?now it is faded; rain and snn have given the wall a dingy appearance, and caused the paint to fall on In great aoalea. At our approach the in mates fled to town for safety. Gen. Warren uses the place for headquarters. Not twenty yards distant is the Weldon railroad. It enters Petersburg from the Sonth. At one time we thought this main artery of the Confederacy had been completely destroyed, and again it was reported to have been covered by the 6th I corps. One thing is sure, the rebels did not lose the use of this valuable line of internal communication lor a greater period than one Here is a beautiful clearing. From the nar row woodland road we emerge into a circular glade. The Yellow House is the center; tall Sines, mingled with stately cedars and moun iln oaks, form the periphery. The Weldon Railroad, running directly north and south, divide* into two semi-circles this beautiful farm. Our earthworks extend along the road a short distance, and meeting the rebql batte ries, turn off to the right, mutilating a magnif icent field of corn, destroying the symmetry of well.croppea hedges, and joining the timber again far to the right and rear. In tills field, on an easy rise of ground, oc curred the conflict. The rebels wished to pre serve their railroad intact, and our aim was to make them relinquish all hold upon it, until snch time as we thought proper. Heth's di vision of Hill's corps guarded this point. They perhaps, numbered between three and flve thousand men. How came we upon them so suddenly | Why was our visit so unexpected, or they so unprepared for an attack / This has been a subject of wonder to me. It would be to any one who had ridden over the ground, torn up at intervals of ten or fifteen feet, to form shelters for pickets and sharpshooters. The march of the 5tn corps was arduous. The distance traveled was not more than five or six miles, but the effect of the exercise and heat was apparent in the increased number of those suffering from snn stroke. A short distance this side of the railroad, our advance cavalry met the enemy's pickets. That instant they were driven In. Soon the reserve rallied and a sharp skirmish ensued. Onr infantry coming up, ended this amusement by driving the rebels back from the railroad. As soon as our line was formed across the track, Griffin's division began tearing it up. About noon, when the stragglers had nearly all re joined their commands, and the men were regaling themsel ves npoa cotte and green corn, the enemy opened upon our skirmishsre. The 2d division, commanded bj General Ayres, was at that particular moment In a state of transi tion. The first battle line was being relieved by the second. Ayres might become confused. The first and setond lines began to be mixed into one. The rebels, taking advantage of this slight token in their favor, began to yell loudly and press our right most vigorously. Heath seemed to concentrate his whole division at this one point. Our men began to drop here and there; it seemed we were being surrounded, for both flanks were upon the eve of being crushed bark, when Colonel Hoffman led up the 2d brigadeof Cutler's division and strength, ened General Ayres' left, which waa fast being overpowered. It was now their turn to suffer. The Purnell (Maryland) Legion fired a very opportune volley into the swarming rebels, when they were hesitating whether to retreat or advance. They fell back, suffering a terrible repulse. Here, at this important moment in the pro press of the battle, General Warren bad his horse shot in the head. The General made a very narrow escape. Had the horse lowered bi^ head at the time. Warren would have gone in the same manner, the way of the heroic and lamented Sedgwick The ball came from the rifle of some -vigilant sharpshooter. Alter quietly disengaging bis feet from the stirrups, the General coolly ordered his orderly to re move the saddle and trappings from the dying animal. The position, a very advantageous one, is ours. We are strongly entrenched. Therebels will undoubtedly bring up reinforcements and endeavor to expel us, but their efl'orts will prove futile. We cannot be moved henoe. Our loss is somewhat heavier than at first reported. No one can tell with any accu racy, and I forbear giving any person's con jectures. Two o'clock, the usual hour for matutinal Fractice among our and the rebel cannoniers, was aroused from slumber and forced to lis ten to the hideous uproar. Surely they ought to be satisfied of our presence. Every time tbey fire a shot we discharge two cannon and a mortar, and insist upon making the last sa lute. This morning, FerreTo's division of col ored troops, holding the left of the line, came in for more than their usual share. Th*y took everything good-naturedly, endeavoring to make return for every such favor received. Later. AtrorPT 19,10 p. m.?Quiet prevailed till 5 o'clock this afternoon. We made several at tempts during the day to advance our skir mish line, but with very poor success. The men had their tents up and blanket* were spread out to dry. With each hour came a fresh shower. Every odb was soaked through. All the fields where the soldiers were en camped were in a liquid state, and seemed to have no bottom. An amiable expression could be found upon the face of no one. Five o'clock came, and the rain began to shower down atresh. On the right a few shots are exchanged. Our cavalry are attacked and forced back up on Wilcox's division of the 9th corps. The men seemed glad of the assault. It relieved them of all thought of discomfort and wretch edness. With a hurrah they ran to meet the advancing rebels, giving them a volley waich admonished them to beware of a [closer ap proach. The gaps were soon filled up?every sign of wavering disappeared from the gray, obscure line of Rebels, marching with deter mined bravery into the jaws of death. Now our cannon opened, and the thunder of the great guns added totheTury of the belligerents. The Union troops hurrahed, and were an swered by the rebels with one of their long, peculiar yells. From right to left the fight ex tended, until almost every portion of our line became enveloped in the smoke of battle. At every point their fierce assaults were repelled. In a single night our men had thrown up sub stantial breastworks. The rebels soon learned this fact. Disheartened and defeated, they ceased all vain endeavors to repossess them selves of the Weldon road. Before dark quiet reigned. Water rained, too. The roads are in a fearful condition. Wagons, ambulances, caissons, horses and mule?everything can be found sticking in the mud, between General Meade's headquarters and the Yellow House. R. H. McBride. fANOTHKB ACCOUNT.] Second Corps Making an Important Move ment. Fortress Monkoi, Aug. 20.?The steamer John Rice, with 500 troops from PenBacola, Fla , arrived this morning, and is in quaran tine. No Bickness on board. The troops have re-enlisted, and are going home to enjoy their tbirty days' leave. The Bteamer Hudson, from Hilton Head, ar rived. No news. The 5th corps of the Army of the Potomac had a severe fight with the enemy yesterday, and succeeded in routing them, and also ad vanced and took possession of the Petersburg and Weldon, North Carolina, railroad, and the same corps now holds the road. The lines of our forces on the north side of James river are unchanged, notwithstanding the repeated efforts of the enemy to displace them. The canal is progressing favorably. The TJ. S. hospital steamer Monitor arrived this morning from Deep Bottom, with one hun dred and fifty wounded Boldiers, lor Hampton Hospital. La*er. The mail steamer John Brooks has arrived from City Point, (4.20 p.m..) and the reports corroborate the statement of our forces taking possession ol the Weldon (N. C.) railroad yes terday, and the 5th corps bold it still. Our position on the north side of the James river is not materially changed. The 2d corps are making an important movement. Bonds Becoming Bad. f Correspondence of the Associated Press ] Hkad^uabters Army of the Potomac, August 20, 6 a. m.?Yesterday was the quietest day we have had in front of Petersburg for a month, scarcely a shot being fired the entire day. On the Weldon road, where Gen. Warren's corps has taken position, considerable skir mishing, with occasional discharges of artil lery, occurred, but nothing resembling an en gagement took place. In the afternoon the enemy moved a force from near Petersburg toward our left, and made an attempt to force our line near the Jerusalem road, but, finding the work was not so easy as they anticipated, abandoned it. They took a leir prisoners, however, before they fell back. The number of casualties in the 5th corps on Thursday is about four hundred and fifty, nearly all of whom are in hospital, and well cared for. About midnight some batteries opened in front of the 18th corps, and also on the left, and a sharp cannonading was kept np for several hours; nobody injured. At this hour not a gun can be heard. The lew remaining members of the Zonave company which Gen. Banks formerly had for his body guard, were mustered out of service on Thursday, (their term having expired,) and have left for their homes. They belonged to the 114th Pennsylvania volunteers, headquar ters guard. Only a dozen remained of about one hundred. The roads are becoming bad in consequence of the continued rain, which has fallen du ring the present week, and which still con tinues. ? FROM THE SOUTHWEST. A Train Captured by Wheeler?His Mevt ments Mysterious. CiKClHVATi, August 21.?The Commercial's Nashville dispatch states that the first trains for the front, since Wheeler's raid, had reached Chattanooga. On the 18th, heavy trains left there at once for the front, the last of which was reported captured near Kingston, by a small force de tached from Wheeler's command. Since the occupation of Cleveland, Wheeler's movements are mysterious. They are probably made to avoid Kilpatrick, who, with a strong lorce, is in pursuit. Wheeler's lorce consists of three divisions and one brigade, with ten pieces of artillery, in all, about five thousand men. ^? Democratic Mass Meeting at Chicago. Chicago, Aug. 19.?A democratic mass meet ing was held at Springfield, 111., yesterday, and was largely attended. A resolution pledging an earnest support to the nominee of the Chicago Convention was laid on the table. This action was subsequently reconsidered aod the resolution adopted. Other resolutions were then adopted reaffirm ing those adopted at former conventions. Election sf Rev* A. C. Cexe as Assistant Bishop. i Utica, N. Y., Ang. 18.?Rev. Arthur Cleve land Coxe, 1). of New York, was to-day elected Assistant Bishop of the diocese of West ern New York by the Episcopal Convention now in session in this city on the first ballot IUKNX3IIH)iU VALLEY* The Kn'tny Oc??m F?rrf? in fniltM. BALTlMOftB, Aug. 20.?There i? nothing defl nit? from the Vpper Potomac. The rebel. are understood to occupy Martinsburg in small not proper to speak definitely of our po sition, but there is rood reason to hspe that Sheridan will prove more than a match for rebel strategy in that quarter. RrMrti frem Ilagefatown. Haokbstows. Auk. 80.?There wu another big scare here last untht. General Averi 11 re tired from Martinsburg on Thursday evening, ?with him main force, leavingoae companyotthe I^tneoln Cavalry to garrison the town. Yes terday atternoon Mxtr-five rebel cavalrymen commanded by Captain Boyd, of Tennessee,en ured the place and drove oar men out in the direction of Uaiuesvillle. This caused a gen eral stampede ot parties residing between Wil liamsport and Martinsburg towards this place, who reported that onr troops were retiring in that direction followed by the rebels. The merchants here immediately packed their goods and sent them North. The quartermasters train, with Government property, was dispatched lor Frederick, but betore getting out of town, Capt. William H. Browne halted it in the street. He determined not to move it nntil he knew more upon the s ubject. It remained untili 7 o_cloCkthis morn ing, when it was ordered back to camp The stores are all closed to-day, and but few_ of^the cit.zens are to be seen on the streets. The sici? ar.d wounded from hospital? have been re moved to Harrisbtirg. ? Martinsburg is reported to be in P0?*?"'01^ of the rebel cavalrvmen, and Early s ad vane is said to he at Winchester. Every horseman who enters this town Is immediately beslegea by parties, who anxiously inquire as to tne whereabouts of the rebels. Tc-dav the rebel pickets were advanced to Falling waters, but were driven In by a de tachment of the 3d Virginia 1Tnlon cavalry. That is the nearest point to this place at which they have as yet made their appearance. Gen. A vertil has now full possession of the fords along the river from Snepherdstown to William sport, and any attempt or the rebels to cross will be promptly met. Early Advancing in Fsrce. Baltimobb, Aug. 21.?All information here indicates a strong force of rebels, under Eatly, near Martinsbnrg and Winchester. It is ex pected that an important battle will take place In a few days. .. Secessionists here fnlly believe Maryland and Pennsylvania will yet be made the battle ground. Lar*e numbers of skedaddling soldiers are being picked up to-day. Dr. John McKenzie, who is on parole, is to be sent to the Old Capitol to morrow to await trial. We have had heavy rains. PI* Engagement Vet. Baltimob*, Aug. 21.?As tar as has been as certained, there has been no engagement on the Upper Potomac yet. The rebels are believed to be in force beyond Berry ville. The Retrsgrade Movement?Early Heavily Reinforced, ttc. [From the New York Post.l Gen. Sheridan has fallen back from Berryville to fctrasburg This retrograde movement was in consequence of the rapid advance of Early* reinforced by part of Longstreet's corps, also of the movements of the enemy which threat ened to envelop, or at least flank him by way of the gaps. Gen. Sheridan i9 now on the de fensive, but it is understood, is in a very strong position. In executing this retrograde move ment a portion of his command, acting as a rear guard, was overtaken near Winchester by the advance of the rebels under Breckinridge, and overpowered, being completely surround ed. A portion of the command have reached. Gen. Sheridan's main column. A correspon dent of the World, (writing on the 15th,) des cribing this fight, says: Most of the Union army passed through Winchester about noon. Gen. Torbett was left below the town with a portion of his cav alry and the Jersy brigade of infantry. Sixth corps, Col. Penrose commanding, who acted as a rear guard. The enemy followed closely, their cavalry and Breckinridge's corps in. front, and skirmishing commenced beyond. Winchester at about 1 o'clock, our cavalry be ing driven in. . A_ The enemy's cavalry made several attempts against our line during the afternoon, all of which were repulsed. At 6 s'clock the affair became serious, the enemy substituting infan try for cavalry, and that infantry consisting of a large part of Breckinridge's corps, estimated at eight thousand strong. To meet this assault; Col. Penrose's brigade, eight hundred strong, forming the entire force of infantry at com mand, was deployed In three roads, just be yond a small creeit below the town, the Front Royal turnpike, the Strasburg turnpike, and a dirt road intersecting with the Strasburg turn pike from the south. A portion of the Jersey regiment of dismounted cavalry also were formed on the left; the remaining cavalry* un der command of Gen. Torbert, were formed, it is said, in the rear. The enemy came on, a lit tle alter 6 o'clock, in two lines of battle. Col. Penrose had posted his men behind stone walls, trees, rocks, and whatever afforded protection, and waiting until the first line of the enemy had approached to a very short distance, he poured in a well-directed, deadly fire, which shattered it to confusion and drove it b^ck. Before his men could reload, the second line was upon them with its overwhelming num bers, overlapping both bis flanks, and firing m terrible volley of musketry and artillery. The old Jersey Brigade, brave and staunch as It was, could not withstand the shock; it fell back from its position across the creek, bnt it again reformed as best it could and met another assault, which stove It and Bent it retreating in. every direction. Colonel Penrose himselt, with about two hundred of his man, escaped on the Martinsburgpike. One hundred passed through Winchester and arrived in camp late last night. Up to last night about five hundred men out of the eight hnndred had reported for dmty. The 10th New Jersey had not been heard of. It is supposed that more escaped, and will be beard from within a day or two. What part the cav alry took in this engagement I have not yet learned. They suppsrted, but all the force in. Winchester could not hope to stand against a ^The army is to-day encamped between Ollf ton and Charlestown. I can prophecy nothing as to the prsspeets of a battle. The enemy are said to be in very large force. I have heard it estimated at forty ihoue&ndInfantry and fifteen thousand cavalry. FROM EUROPE. Palmerston on the American War?The Ex-Rebel Steamer Georgia Sailed. Nsw Yobk, Aug. 21.?Arrived, steamship Kedar, from Liverpool on the 9th, and South ampton on the loth. The news is generally anticipated. Lord Palmerston, in the House of Lords, made a speech expressing his hopes of an early peace in America, bnt thought the interference of Er.gland at present useless. The ex-Con federate steamer Georgia has left Liverpool for Lisbon, to enter the Portu guese service. A BLOCKADS BT7HKBR. fFrom the Glasgow Mail. | A very fine new paddle steamer of 700 tons, built and engined by William Simons A Co., was yesterday (August 11) launched from the London Works, Renfrew. Her dimensions are: Length, 225 feet; breadth, 25 feet: depth, 11 w leet, with oscillating engines of 180 nominal horse power. She is named Stormy Petrel, is the property of a Liverpool firm, and Is In tended as a consort to the successful blockade runners, Rothesay Castle and Will-o'-the Wisp, both built by this firm. The Indian War. St. Lot is, Aug- 20.?St. Joseph papers say that Marysville, Kansas, ninety miles west of St Joseph, was completely sacked by the In dians on Sunday last. .No particulars given. This statement is quite doubtful. The route from Fort Kearney to Omaha is not molested, and the overland mail is forwarded from the former point to St Joseph via Omaha and Mis souri river. Gen. Fiske has levied an assessment of 150,000 on the secessionists of Shelby county, f15,000 of the money to repair the recent damages to the railroad. AMUSEMENTS. ODD FELLOW'S HALL. FOB ONE WEEK ONLY! COMMBSCISG ON MONDAY JBYKlJINGh August md. BETURN OF T H 1 JPAVORITESfr ELLINGEB AND VOLTE'S GREAT MORAL EXHIBITION. ? Uaparallelled success I The Greatest Combination of Attraction ever offered in one The three malVest huma?beinitioi existence. COM. FOOT1 and #|BTEB, i (not half the sits of Gen. Tom Thumb and wife,) the Female Char?xt?r J^apcer. a trifle taller than These 411 follf^instsaent^ ehoir of artists j MissM. C. and Pianist; And pref. O. *?^J?o^nist and Pianist. oiahd matin br Cuds of Admission 25 Oonts. .kot.

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