Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 24, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 24, 1846 Page 1
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TH] Vol. ZD* Ho. W7.WM* Ho. ?BOO. THAVKLI.IHQ ACOOKMOUATIPNH. ? = CHANGE OF HOURS. L. ISLAND RAILROAD-FALL ARHAXOEMK* T fjjfr WBt Oa onu ?,t*i MONDAY. October It, It**, Trains will ran a* i follow*: Lun laooiue-*: T o'clock A. M. (Boston train) for .remport, daily, (rxeept Mondays) stooping at Farminxdale *ud St. George's Manor. M " at?H A- M., daily, for Farmingdal* and inter mod tata place*. w " atlto'cloek, M., for Oreenport, daily,'Sundays excepted.) stopping at Jamaica, lira eh, i Hicksville, and all station* east of Hicksn Ua. I " " at ?T M. for Karmiagdale, daily. L UT> GaeitnroaT??t t\ A. M.. daily accommodation tram i for Brooklyn. M " at JH f. M., (or on the arriral of the boot from ! Norwi b,) Boston tram daily, (except Son- j < hi"?i ? ob ueorges uuet im Farming-Me. Leave Fasmimodale at X A M. daily, (eicept Sunday*,) ceommodaci -1 train, and IX M. and IX P. M. Leave Jamaica?at 4 o'eloet A. M , 1 P. M., and P. M., for Brooklyn, or oo the arrival of Boaton tram. A freight train will leave Brooklyn for Greenport, with a Suaengera' ear attached, on Mondavi,. Wednesday* and i nava, at 9X A. M. Returning, leave Greenport at IX o'clock P. M, on Toeaday, Thnradar and datnrdaya, atoppiug at intermediate place*. SUNDAY TRAINS. Will hereafter ran to Tompaon Sta'ion, leave Brook'yn at o'l lock for Thompson and intermediate place*, commencing Snnier tbelt a PGvrtsbtr, returning leave Thomp*on at t o'clock P. M., Farming Utat K. Jeiaiico 3X. leave Brooklyn for Jamaica 9 A. Mi. and 4 P. M. Fare to?Bedford, a ceuu; Kast New Y*rk.i JX; B.wi Conrae, 18\,Trotting ( ourae 18X; Jamaica, 2*>; BrusnvilU, ; HIs de Park. (17 inilea)37X; Clov/aville, (during the aea> /n of Conrt) 3*X; Hempatead, 37X; Branch 37X; Uarle Ptaee,44i Weatbnry. 41; Hickaville, 44; FarmingdaTe, 62X: Deer Para, 19; Thompson, 88; Suffolk Station, $1; Lake Road 8-ation.$l 18k; Medford Station, ti 18X: Yaphank, $1 37X; St. George"* Manor, SI 6CJ*; Rtvernead, 81 62X; Jameaport, SI C2V4; Matfctnck, $1 G2X; Cntchogue, SI 62fe; Sonthold, SI 69 X; Greenport Accommodation Train, $1 75; Greenport by BoMou truiu, S3 83. Stager are in readineea oo the arrival of Traina at the aerexnl .Statiouij to take paiseugeri at very low farea, to all parti Buggage Crate* will be ia readme** at the Toot of Whitehall treet, to receive baggage ft r the several train*. M miaote* be'ore the hoar of*tartinB from the Brooklyn side. The steamboat "Statesman" leave* Oreenport for Sac Harbor on the arrival of the Boiton train from Brooklyn Brooklyn, Oct. 8, 1848. o9 ire REGULAR MAIL LINK FOR BOSTON. V'A NORWICH k'WORr MQ ^BICESTER, without chance of^X^L | ? . 45*1 lOCars or Baagage, or withoa(?^^H^H * ? -i??ro**iac any Ferry. lsseuurn uking their seats at Norwich, are insured their it* thmngh to Boston This being the only inland route t!: t communicates through by steamboat and railroad. Passenger* by this line are accompanied through by the conductor of the train, who will have particular charge of their baggage, aud wlio will otherwise give his attention to their ase and comfort. This line leaves south side Pier No. 1, North River, foot of Satterv Place, daily, (Sun days excepted) at 5 o'clock, P. M., and ai ves in Boston in time to take all the eastern trains. Tin lew steamer ATLANTIC, Captain Duatan. leaves evert Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdsys, at 5 o'clock, P.M. Tli steamer WORCESTER, Captain Van Pelt, leaves every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 5 o'clock, P. M. For further information, inquire of J. H. VANDEttBILT, No. 8 Battery Place, North River. si tfre OPPOSITION MORNING LINE AT 6| O CLOCK FOR ALBANY Lauding at Hammond atreet, Van Cortlandt'a (Paekskill), Cold S|irii!g, Newburgh, New Hamburgh, Milton, Pough* keepsie, Hyde Park, Kingston. Upper lted Hook, Bristol, Cstsktll, Hudson, Coassckie and Kiuderkook. Passage, One Dollar. aMSI THE new and fast-sailing low-prtssurt steamboat MET AM OKA, Capt. P. H. Smith, 3Ka?flflOE>will leave the pier foot of Warren street on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 6){ o'clock, A. M. Returning.leave Albany on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Paiae-igers taking this boat will amve in Albany in time for tbe train* of ears going North and Weat. Breakfast and Dinner on board. For freight or passage apply on board, or of A. CLARKE, corner of West aud Warreu streets. Fare to Van Cortlandt'a Dock, 24 cents; Ponghkecpsie, SO: Hudson.75; Albany tl. ollmr NOTICE. vincssi rd On and atlal bridav Mn?ftirK?r Mill ill* &?e?::"vflpeai^steamboat SVLrH, Captain Brnisted, will 3CwiBQbiii?kr ihe folio win* trips to ami from Sttteu Island until farther notice, tie >? Leave New York. | Leave Statea Island. At 9 A- M. At IK 11 A. M. | 10 1 r. M. | 12 M ?>< 2 P- M. Ohi I <K " nlBr TROY MORNING AND EVENING LINE MORNING LINK AT SEVEN O'CLOCK. iljll jwa FOR ALU AN Y AN D TKO Y?From the ybMMS3MnP^teaml>o&t Pier at the foot of Barclay street jKwjwMk.fl'f I ?'i"T at Peekskill, West Point, Nwwfcurgn7)Umpton, Milton, Poaghker.psie, Hyde Park, lUioitMM, U. Red Hcoit, Bristol, Gauki'l, Hudson, Coxsaelcie Kiaderhook aud Baltimore. Breakfast and dinner on hoard rhe bort The steamboat N lAOAUA, will leave oa Monday, Wad etday and Friday Mornings T A. M The steamboat SOUTH AMERICA, Captain Gorham, o? T?e>d*v t'ht sday and Saturday mornings, at 7 o'clock. Re -irnang cc opposite days. For usage or freight apply oa board, or at the office oa the wharf. MEW YORK. ALBANY AND TBOY LINE, k >R ALBANY AND TROY DIRECT, From the pier at the loot of Coartlandt street. The low-prttsure steamboat EMPIRE, Captain ILB. Maey, leaves the foot ol Coortlnndt street, on Tuesday, Tbirxdty ud Saturday evenings, at five o'clock. The Steamboat COLUMBIA, Opt. Win. H. Peck, will Itave on Monday, W mines-It y and Friday eveningr, ?t 5 o'clock. Psssengars taking these Boats will arrive in time to take the Morning Train of Cars Irotn Troy west to Bnffaln, acd aorta to Saratoga, Whitehall and Laka ChamDlaia. Fur Passage orFraigbt, apply oa board, or at the OlSes on the wharf. No freight taken after iX o'clock. NOTICE?AU gooda, freight, bank bills, specie, or any other kind of property, positively at the owner's risk, j24r OPPOSITION TICKET OFFICE FOR THE NORTH AND WEST. sMm Mi FOR ALBANY, 73 cents ; Utiea, S3 ; By A?Jtt*._.J?raraie. $2 30 ; Oswego, $2 73 ; Rochester, SBZaa3lC3E-S2 73 ; Buffalo, S3 ; Cleveland,S3 30: Ports moa:n,S9; Pituburr.h, S9 ; Detroit, Michigan, Sti ; Cinctii na7i, Ohio, S9; Milwankie, ?S; Chicago,S Toronto, U. C., mj j*>, naroiuon, on; megaton, #1 vvniiriiAii, juj Montreal, tS SO.?Puuuien, by applying. e?n get their ticket* at the office Wo. lOtt Barclay street, at tlie aboy* price*. oO lm*eh M. L. flAV, Agent. NEW YORK, ALBANY AND TROY LINK. FOR ALU ANY AND TROY DIRECT. Prom the Iter at the foot of Conrtlsndt Street.?Mange ft AO?Berth* 60 cent*. jgt PASSENGERS taking this Boat will ar arrive iatime to take the Morning Train of 3E^afl?3L. c*r* from Troy west to Buffalo, and north to Whnehidi and Lane Champlain. The iow pressure steamboat EMPIRE, Capt. R. B. Maey, This Evening at 5 o'clock. Regnl&r days, Tuesday, Thurs day and Saturday. For Passage or Freight, apply on Board, or at the Office on the Wharf.? Freight mutt be put in charge of the Freight Agent or the co"- p?nv will not be reiponaible for loss. PEOPLE'S LINE OF STEAMERS FOR ALBANY, Daily at 1 o'clock, P. M ?Throngh Direct. from Steamboat pier between Court landt and Liberty ill. _||t 1 A steamboat KNICKERBOCKER, Capt. A. Lj&Sv Hoogbton, will leare on Monday, Wednes3EZ3|QK> day and Friday evtniuga, at 6 o'clock. Sieaiuooat ISAAC NEWTON, Caot. William H. Peck, will leave on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday eremags, at 5 o'clock. _____ At i o'clock, P. M., Landing at Interraedsnu Places, From the foot of Barclay itreet. Steamboat NORTH AMERICA. Capt. K. H. Fury, will a aa U7 1 a., C.t. si 1. .. .. f. ....... at J o'clock. etaamooat SANTA CLAUS, Captain B. Overbeagh, will leave on Taeaday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon*, at 5 o'clock. The above boat* will at all time* arrive in Albany in ample ' time for the moraine ear* for the Kant and Wast. Freight taken at moderate rate*, and none taken after I 'clock, P. M. All person* are forbid trusting any of the boats of this line. Without a written order bom the captains or agents. For passage or freight, apply on board the boat*, or to P. 0. the nlHer on the wharf nljr Nbw YOKK. ANL> HAVRE COMMERCIAL LLNE OF RACKETS. & ife fTMIEi annsciioern beg to inform their frieudssii^the pnb lie that they hare been appointed by JOHN BaRBK, ft aj .of Havre, aaents in New York for the above line, oue o winch wi'l be despatched Havre weekly, throngteo >t the season The ships ol this line will be of the first c.aas command'd by men of charac er and ability, and the greatest care taken >o Rive every satisfaction to sim p rs, as else to promote the comfort ?nd convenience of passengers A* the rates of freight and passage will be much less than by C'ber lines, ah'pi era and passengers will doubtless consult thai*pwn interest by applying for further information to W. fc J. T. TAPSCOTT, 46 South at , 3d door below Burling slip, n5 J. BAhBIC, Havre. ' *" JtKi.fiA.V U fhUKTH A.r.r.tvi CAN ROYAL MAIL *TKAM IsHll'A TCJfc**0' ton* 41(1 borsc. oowcr each, ua '^2U*ffi& dcr contract with lha Lords of the Admi 1 V "i,*4" lTOm L'??*M?oi and Boaton, via Halifax, *i f0|. Iowa. *n#|# goaTOar. inoa . No* i n ' ?* LircarooT.. Caledonia.. \?v' i6 Britannia Oct. 20, Britannia... " {,?'? ?e?T', -No*. 4 Acadia I' Caledonia . Cam brie Dec 4* Baaeaaa Motvarv. * From Boatoa toL-'T,<i2J04* $124. From Boa ton to Hal. \ t ; 30 No bertha aecnred ont. P*'r. Thee# ahipa carry evpenenfrd atirgeotti. No Ire w"fi ereepr apecie, received on davi of aeiling. . , If or freight, yiie?*e, or any oih^t 'nlormation, apply to D. BRt:?HA.M. Jr., Agent, AlKAKfOM'* CO.'lg Wail ,t fCT1 In aod.uoa to the above line bet^eoa I jraryool and Halifax, an" Boeton. a contract hue been entered 1 n.a wir'a Her Majeaty'a govemment, to eatabliali a line between Ltrerpool and New York direct Tha ataamahipe lor thin vice are nowrbeing built, and early neat year dne notice will be given of the time when they will atart. Under the new contract tha ateamera will nail every Hatnrday daring eight tnonlha, and every fortnight during the other tnoatha la the year. Ouing alternately between Lirerpooi, and Halifax and Boaton. and between l.iverpool and New York. alJr itg FOK HAVKK.?^J'he inperior French brig AUVKDF., Captain (laandaaa, to .bo promptly ,diifir "TBi^SUVaar, E NE' NEW Official Despatches from General Taylor, relative to the Storming of Monterey. HB4f>4uabtek< Ami or Occcfatior, ? Camf kbab Mortebbt, Oct 0, 1848. ) Sib : ? I h?r? now tho honor to rabmit a dotallod roport of tha I* C?nt ODirttiODI bafora MnnUrav ManUIn* In *h? pitulation of that city. The information receired on the route from Csrralvo, and particularly the continual appearance in our front of the Mexican carairy, which had a slight akirmish with our advance at the village of Ramaa, induced the belief, a? we approached Monterey, that the enemy would defend that place. Vpon reaching the neighborhood of the city on the morning of the 19th of September, tbii belief waa fully confirmed. It wai aacertained that he occupied the town in force: that a large work had been conatructed commanding all the northern approaches; and that the Biahop'a Palaee and aome heights in ita vicinity ! near the Saltillo road, had alio been fortified and occupied with treopa and artillery. It waa known from in 1 formation previoualy received, that the eaatern ap- , proachei wrre commanded by aeveral small worka In the lower edge of the city. Tho configuration of the heighta and gorgea in the di- 1 rection of the Saltillo road, as visible from the point at- 1 tained by our advance on the morning of the 19th. led me to suspect that it waa practicable to turn all the 1 worka in that direction, and thua cut the enemy's line of 1 communication. After eatabliabing my camp at the " Walnut Springs " three miles from Monterey, the nearest suitable position, it wca, accordingly, my first caro to 1 order a closo reconnoiasanca of the ground in question, which waa executed on the eroning of the lfith by the engineer officers under the direction of Major Manafield A recconnoisance of the eaatern approaches was at the aurae time made by Capt. Williams, topographical engineers. The examination made by Major Mam- 1 field proved the entire practicability of throwing for ward a column to tho Saltillo road, end thua turning the position of the enemy. Deeming this to he an operation of essential importance, orders were given to Brevet Brig. Gen. Worth, commanding (be second division, to march with his command en the 30th; to turn the hill of the Bishop's Palace; to occupy a position on the Saltillo road, and to carry the enemy's detached works in that quarter, where practicable. The first regiment of Texas mounted volunteers, under command of Col. Haya was associated with the second division on this service. Capt. Sanders, engineers, and Lieut. Meade, topograph ical engineers, were also ordered to report to General Worth for duty with his column. At 2 o'clock, P. M., on the 'JOth, the second division took up ita march. It waa soon discovered, by officers who were aeconnoitaring the town, and communicated to Gen Worth, that ita movement bad been perceived, and that the enemy was throwing reinforcements to wards the Bishop's Talace and the height which commands it. To divert his attention as far as practicabls, 1 the first division, under Brigadier General Twiggs, and field division of volunteers, under Major General Butler, were displayed in front of the tewn until dark. Arrangements were made at the same time to place in battery during the night, at a suitable distance from the enemy's main work, the citadel, two 24.pounder howitzers, and i a 10-inch mortar, with a view to open a tire on the fel- ' lowing day, whuu I proposed to make a diversion in fa- 1 vor of General Worth's movement. The 4th infantry 1 covered this battery during the night. Gen. Worth had I in the meantime reached and occupied for the night, a delensive position just without range of a battery above the Bishop's Palace, having made a reconnoisance as far ' as the Saltillo road. Before proceeding to report the operations of the 21st, 1 and loltowing days, 1 beg leave to state that I shall mention in detail only those which were conducted against the eastern extremity of the city, or elsewheie, under my immediate direction, referring you for the particulars of Gon Worth's operations, which were entirely de tached, to hisjown full itport transmitted herewith. Karly on the morning of the 21st I received a no'efrom General Worth, written at half-past 9 o'clock the night befoie, suggesting what I had already intended?a stiong diver-ion egainst the centre and left of tho town to Uvor his enterprise against the heights in lear. The infantry and artiiierv of the first division, and the field 1 division of volunteers, were ordered under arms, and took the direction of the;city, leaving ore company ol 1 each regiment as a camp guard The 2nd dragoons, un- 1 iter Lieui. ( olouel May, ami Col. Woods's regiment oi ! Texas mounted volunteers, under the immediate direction of General Henderson, were directed to the right,jtu 1 support Gen. Worth, if necessary, and to make an iui- 1 prcssion, if practicable, upon the upper quarter of the city. Upon approaching the mortar butter) , the 1st and 1 3,1 regiments oi infantry and battalion of Baltimore and 1 Washington volunteers, with Captain Br&gg's field battery (th? whole under the command of Lieut. Colonel I Garland), were directed tewards the lower part of the I town, with orders to make a strong demonstration, and carry one of tho enemy's advanced woiks, if it could be done without too heavy loss. Major Mansfield, engi- I eers. end Captain Williams and Lieut. Pope, topogra- ' phical engineers, accompanied this column, Major Msdslield being chaiged with its direction, and the designation of points ot attack. In the meantime, the mortar, 1 served by Captain Ramsay, of the ordnance, and the 1 howitzer battery under Captain Webster, 1st urtillery., had opened their fire upon the citadel, which was deliberuiely sustained, and answered from the work Gen. 1 Butler's divisiou had now taken up a position in rear of 1 this battery, w hen the discharges of artillery, mingled 1 finally with a rapid fire of small arms, showed' that Lieut. 1 Garland's command had become warmly engaged. 1 1 now deemed it necessary to support this attack, and, ac- 1 cordingly, ordered the 4th infantry, and three regiments 1 of General Butler's division to march at once by the 1 left flank in the direction of the advanced work at the ' lower extremity of the town, leaving one regiment (1st Kentucky) to cover the mortar and howitzer battery.? f By some mistake, two companies of the 4th infantry did 1 not receive this aider, and consequently did not join the 1 advance companies until some time aturwatds. T.iAiit. (!nl. <tarlfmrl'ts command hud anr>roach#d tho < town in a direction to the right of the advanced work (No. 1) at the northeastern angle of the city, and the engineer officer, covered by skirmishers, had succeeded in entering the suburbs and gaining cover. The remainder of this command now advanced, and entered the town under a heavy fire of artilleiy from the ciadel and the works on the left, and of mueketry from the houses and small works in front. A movement to the right was attempted with a view to gain the rear of No. I. and carry that work, but the troops weiv so much exposed to a lire which they could not effectually return, and ha l already sustained such severe loss, particularly in officers, that it was deemed best to withdraw thorn to a moia secure position Capt. Backus, 1st infantry, howavor, with a portion of his own and other companies, had gained the roof.of a tannery, which looked directly into the gorge of No 1, and from which be poured a most destructive fire into that work, and upon the strong building in its rear. This tire bspielv coincided iu point at lime with the advance ol a portion ef the volunteer division upon No. 1, and contributed largely to the loll of that strong and important work. The three regiments of the volunteer division under the immediate command of Major General Butler, had in the meantime advanced in the direction ol No 1. The leading brigade, under Brigadier General Quitman, continued its advance upon tiatwoik, preceded by three companies of the 4th infantry, while General Butler, with the 1st Ohio regiment, entered the town to the right. 1 ho companies ol tho 4th infantry bad advanced within short range of the work, when they weie received by a lire that almost in one moment struck down one-third of the officers and men, and rendered it neeesanry to retire aud effect a conjunction with the two other companies then advancing. General Quitman's brigade, though suffering most sevetely, particularly in the Tennessee regiment, continued its advance, and finally carried the work in handsome style, as well as the strong building iu its rear. Kive pieces ol artillery, a considerable supply of ammunition, and thirty prisoners, including three officers, fell into our hands. Major General Butler, with the 1st Ohio regi stent, after entering the edge of the town, discovered that nothing was to be accomplished in his front, end at this point, yielding to the suggestions of several officers, I ordered a retrograde movement; but learning almost immediately from one of my staff that the battery No. 1 was in our possossion, the order was countermanded, and 1 determined to bold the battery and defencos already gained. General Butler, with the 1st Ohio regiment, than entered the town at a point farther to the ieit, and marched in the direction ot the battery No. 2 While nankmirrin with a view to ascertain the nosai bilily oi carrying this second work by storm, the general was wounded, and toon alter compiled to quit tho field | Aa the atteuglh of No. 3, and tho hoary musketry fire < flanking 'he approach, rendered it impossible to carry j it without great loss, the lit Ohio regiment wui with drawn from the town. I fragments of the rations regiments engaged were | now under cover of the captured battery, and Lome buildings in its front, and on tho right. The field butteries of Captains Bragg and Kidgely, were also ; partially coveted by the battery. An incessant lire was kept up on ibis position lrem battery Ne. 3, and otucr works on its r<gbt, and ftom the citadel on all ourapproaches Oeueiti Twiggs, though quite unwell, joined meat thia point, and was instrumental in cauaing the artillery captured from the enemy to bo placed iu battery, and aerved by Capt. ttidgley ugainut No. 3, until the arrival of Capt. Webster's howitzer battery, which took its place. In the meantime, I directed such men as could be collected of the 1 at, Hrd and 4th regiment!, and bultiiuore battalion, to enter the town, penetrating to the right, and curry the 3nd buttery if poaaible. This com. maud, under Lieut. Col liarland, advanced beyond the bridge " fHtisima," when, finding it impracticable to gain tha rear of the 3od battery, a portion of it sustained tbemielvea for tome time in that advanced position ; but ui no permanent impresaion could be made at that point and the main objact of the general cpeiation had been effected, the command including a section of Capt Kidgley's battery, which had joined it, was withdrawn to buttery No i. Duiingthe absence of this column, a demonstration of cavalry waa lepoitedin the direction oi the citadel. Capt. Bragg, who was at hand, immediately galloped witli his battery to a suitable position, from wbicn a few discharges effectually dispersed the euemy. ( apt. Miller, 1st inlai.tiy, was deapaichod with a mixed command, to support the oattery on this service. The enemy's Isncers bed pieviously charged upon the Ohio and a part of the Mississippi iegimrnt, near some fields it e distance hum the edge of the town, and bed been repulsed with cousidetahlc loss A demonstration of cavalry on the opposite side of the river, was also dispersed in the course of the alternoonby Capt. Kn'gley's oattery, and the squadrons returned to the city. At the approach ol evenuig, ail the tioops tnat had hten engaged were ordered beck to camp, except Capt. Ridgley's bat- , lory, and the regular iuiautry ol the 1st divwlon, who were detailed as a guard lor the woiks during the night, under command of Lieut. Col Uarland. One battalion of Die 1st Kentucky regiment was ordered to reinforce this command. Intrenching tools were piocured, and additional strength was given to the works, and protection , ?? 11 VV TO YORK, TUESDAY MOR to the men, by working parties daring the night, under the direction of Lieut. Scarntt, engineer*. The main object propose! in the morning had been effected A powerful diversion had been made to favor the operation* of the 'id division, on* of the enemy's advanced works had been carried, and we now had a strong foothold in the town. Bat this had not been accomplished without a very heavy loss, embracing some of our most gallant and promising oAcers. Capt. Williams. tODOCraDhical ensrineera. I.iauta. Tarratt anil nil. worth, lot latently, Lt.Woods, 3d infantry, Capu. Morris and Field, Brt. Major Barbour, Lieuts Irwin and Haxlitt, td infantry, Lt. Hoakins, 4th infantry, Lt. Col. Wataon, Baltimora battalion, Capt. Allan and Lt Putnam, Tennessee regiment, and Lt Hatt, Ohio regiment, war# killad, or have since died ot wonnda received in this engageroent; while the number and rank of the omSvh wounded (five additional proof of tho obstinacy Of the conteat and the rood conduct of our troops. The number of killed nnd wounded incident to the operations in the lower part of the city on the 31st. is 394 Uarly in the morning of this day (31 at) the advance of the 3d division had encountered the enemy in force, and after a brief but sharp conflict, repulsed him with heavy loss. Gen. Worth then succeeded in gaining a position on the 8altillo road, thus cutting the enemy's line of communication. From this position the two heights south of the Saltillo road were carried in succession,and the gun taken in one of them turned upon tho Bishop's Halace These important successes were fortunately obtained with comparatively small loss; Capt. McKavett, 3th infantry, being the only offioer killed. The 33d day of September passed without any active operations iu the lower part of the city. The citadel and other works continued to fire at parties exposed to their range, and at the work now occupied by our troops The guard left in it the preceding night, except Captain Ridgley's company, was relieved at mid-day by Oen Quitman's brigade. Capt. Bragg's buttery was thrown under cover in front ot the town,to repel any demonstration of cavalry in that quarter. At dawn of day, the height above the Bishop's I'alace was carried, and soon after meridian, the Palace itself was taken, and its guns turned upon the fugitive garrison. The object for which the 3d division waa detached had thus been completely accompliahed, and I felt confident that with a strong ores occupying the road and the heighta in hit rear, and a good positioo below the city in our possession, the enemy could not possibly maintain the town. During the night of the 33d, the CDemy evacuated Dearly all his defences in the lower part of the city. This was reported to me early in the morning of the 33d by Oen. Quitman, who h?d already meditated an assault upon those works. 1 immediately sent instructions to that officer, leaving it to hii diicretion to enter the city, covering his men by the house* and walla, and advance carefully aa far aa ha mightdecm prudent, After ordering the remainder of the troop* as a reterve, under the order* of Brigadier General Twiggs, I repaired to the abandoned woika, and discovered that a portion of Oen. (Quitman'* brigade had entored the town, and were sueceiafully forcing their way toward* the principal plaza I then oroered up the 3d regiment of Texas mounted volunteer*, who entered tho city, diamounted, and, under the immediate order* af Gen. Henderson, co-operated with Gen Quitmuo's brigade. Capt Bragg'* battery wa* aUo orddred up, supported by the 3d inlantry; and after Bring for some time at the cathedral, a portio n of it wa* likewise thrown into the city. Our troop* advanced liom house to house, and from square to square, until they leached a street but one square in rear ot the principal plaza, in and near which the enemy's force wus mainly coucentratod. This advance we* conducted vigorously but with duo caution, aud although destructive to the enemy, was attended with but small loss on our part. Captain Kidgley, in the meantime, had ervod a captured piece in battery No I against the city, until the advance of our men rendered it imprudent to fire in the direction of the cathedral. I was now satisfied that wo could opeiato successtully iu the city, and that the enemy had retired fiom the lower portion of it to make a stand behind his barricades. A* Gen. Quitman's brigade had been on duty the previous night, I detcrmin ed (o withdraw the troops to the evacuated works, and concert with General worth a combined attack upon the town Tne troops accordingly fell back deliberately, in good oider, and resumed their orignal positions. Gen Quitman's bngudo being relieved after nightull by that oi Gen Hamer. On my return to the camp, I met an officer with the intelligence that Gen Worth, inrtiiewrt hv [lie firing in the lower part of the city, waa about making an attack at the upper extremity, which hod also been evacuated by the enemy to n considerable distancei regietted that to is information had not reached me baloio leaving tlie city, tint still deemed it inexpedient to trharge my ordeis, and accordingly returned to camp. A. note from Gen. Worth, written at ele v. n o'clock, r. m., inturtned me that he had advanced to within a allott distance of the ptincipal plaza, and that the mortar (which had been sent to hie division in the morning) was doing good execution witnin effective range ol the enemy's position. Desiring to make no further attempt upon the city without complete concert ae to the linee and mode of approach, I instructed that officer to suspend his advance antil 1 could have an interview with him on the following morning at his head-quarters fcarly on the morning of the ilth 1 received, through Colonel Moreno, a communication from General Ampudia, proposing to evacuate the town; which, with (lie answer, were forwarded with uiy first despatch 1 arranged with Colonel Moreno a cessation of fire until li o'clock, at which hoar I would recoive the answer ol the Mexican General at General Worth'! head-quarters, Lo which I soon repaired. In the meantime, Gen. Ampudia had signified to General Worth hie desire for a perional interview with me, to which I acceded, and which Snully resulted in a capitulation, placing the town and Lhe materiel of war, with certain exceptions, in our poclession. A copy of that capitulation was transmitted with my first despatch. Upon occupying tho city, it was discovered to bo of rrout clranvth in nnH in how., iia onnv.Aa?l.?e :uHy and strongly foitified. The town and works wero it mod with foity-two pieces ot cannon, well supplied with ammunition, and manned with a force of at leant i.OOO troops of the line, and from 2,000 to 3,000 irregulars, rhe force under my orders before Monterey, as exhibited by the accompanying return, was 436 officers and >,330 men. Our artillery consisted of ene 10-inch mor:ar, two 34-pounder howitzers, and four light field batte-tes of four guns each?the mortar being the only piece luitdhle to the operations of a siege. Our loss is twelve officers and one hundred and eight nen hilled; thirty-ono officers and threo hundred and .hirty-seven men wounded. That of the eDemy is not tnov.n, but is believed considerably to exceed our own. I take pleasure in bringing to the notice of tho government the good conduct of the troops, both regulars uid volunteers, which has been conspicuous throughout ho operations 1 am proud to bear testimony to their :oolness and constancy in battle, and the cheerlulness with which they have submitted to exposure and privation. To the general officers commanding divisions? Vlajor Ueaerals Butier and Henderson, and Brigadier Ifenerals Twiggs and Worth?I must express my obligations for the efficient eld which they have rendered in heir representative commands. I was unfortunately derived early on the 31st, of the valuable services of Msor General Butler, wh> Was disabled by a wound revived in the attack on the city. Major General Henlerson, commanding the Toxas volunteers, has given na important aid in the organization of his command, m t its subsequent operations. Biigadier General Twiggs endered impoitant services with his division, antf. as he eecond in command after Major General Butler was lisahled. Brigadier General Worth was intrusted with in importaut detachment, which rendered his operations ndependent of my own. Those operations were contacted with ability, and crowned with complete success. desire also to notice Brigadier Generals Hamer and Quitman, commanding brigades in Geneial Butler's division. Lieutenant Colonels Garlaud and Wilson, comnanding brigadas in General Twieg's division. Colonels Mitchell, Campbell. Davis and Wood, commanding the 3hio, Tennessee, Mississippi, and J J Texas regiments, eipectively, and .Major* Lear, Alien, and Abercrom>;e, commanding the 3d, 4th, and Ut regiment* of nfantry , all ot whom lerved under my eye, and contacted their command* with coolnoia and gallantry igainst the enemy. Colonel Michell, Lieutenant Col. VlcClun^, Miiiiaiippi regiment, Major Lear, 3d infantry, tnd Major Alexander, Tenneieee regiment, were all leverely wounded, a* were Captain Lamotte, let infantry, Lieut, (iraham, 4th infantry, Adjutant Armstrong, Ohio egiment, Lieutenant* Scudder and Allen, Tenneaaee -egiment, and Lieutenant Howard, Mi**ii*ippi regiment, vliile leading their men agaimt the enemy'* pontion on he 2lat and 23d. Alter the fall of Colonel Mitchell, the command of the lit Ohio regiment devolved upon lieutenant Colonel tVeller; that ol the 3d infantry, alter bo fall of Majot Lear, devolved in itiecetaion upon Laptain Bainbridge andCjptain Henry, the former being iLo wounded '1 he followiug named officer* have been avorubly noticed by their commendera: Lieutenant Col Vuderaoii, and Adjutant Heiinan, 'i'ennciice regiment; Jeut. t ol. MoClung, Captain* Cooper and Downing, ?ieilt*. I'atteraon, Calhoun, Moore, Ruaiel, and < oox, 1 i*<i**ippi regimeat; nl.o Sergeant Major Hearlan, Mi?linippi iegiment. and Major Piica and t 'apt, J. H. Smith, uiattacheo but terving with it. I beg leave al*o to call ittention to the good conduct of Captain Jobniton, Ohio egiment, and Lieut. Hooker, lit artillery, eerviug on the itutf of General Hamer, and of I.leutenant Nicnoli, 3d irtiilery, on that of General Quitman. Captain* Bragg tnd Kiogely lerved with theirbatterie* during tlie operuiona under my own obaervation, and in part under my minediate oider*, and exhibited diatinguiihed ikill and rdlantry. Captain Webiter, lit artillery, sainted by Lieutenant* Donaldson and Buwen, rendered good lervice with the howitzer battery, which wai much oxpoaed to lio enemy'* fire on the 2lit. Krom the nature of the operation!, the 3d drngoont were not brought into action, but were uaefully employid under (he direction* of Lieut. Col. May a* etcorti, and n keeping open our communication*. The lit Kenucky regiment wii aleo prevented from participating in he action ol the 31*1, but rondered highly important lervice* under Colonel Ormaby, in covcung the mortar lattery, and holding in check the enemy ' cavalry during .he day. I have noticed above the ofSeeri wheie conduct either ell under my own immediate eye, or i* noticed only in ninor repotta which are not lorwarded. For lurther mention of individual*, I beg laave to rafor to the re* tort* of diviaion commendera, herewith reapectfully raiiainitted. I fully concur in their recommendation*, tnd deaire that they may bo conaidered aa a part of my >wn report. From the officer* of my poraonal atafl* and of the en(iueera, topographical engineara, and ordnance aaaucia- | ed with me. ftiava derived valuable and efficient aaau nce during tho operation* Col. Whiting, aaaiatant luartermoatar general, Cola. Croghen and Belknap, inipector* general. Major Bliaa, aeaiatant adjutant general, Japtain Hitdey, aaaiatant quaitermaater, t.aptain Wiiggv nan, comuiiaeary of enbaiitence, Captain Laton and '.lent, (iarnott, aids-do-camp, and Majora Klrby and Van Snren, pay deportment, aervod near my peraon, and I were ever prompt, in ail aituatloua, in tho communica- j ion of my order* and inatructiona I muat expreM ny particular obligation* to 11 re vat Major Manifleld I RE 1 NING, NOVEMBER 24, 1 and Lieut. Scarritt, corps of engineers. Thar both rendered most important services In reconnoitring tha anamti position*, conducting troops in attack, and strengthening tha works capturad tram tha enemy MaJ Mansfiald, though wounded on tha 91st, remained on du'y during that and tha following day, until confined by hi* wound to camp. Capt. Williams, topographical engineers, to my groat regret and tha loss of the serrico.was mortally woundad while fearlessly exposing himself in the attack of tha 91st. Lieut. Pope, of tha same corps, was aetira and zealous throughout tha operations. Mai. Munroe, chief of tha artillery, Major Craig and Captdn Ramsay or tna ordnance, war* assiduous in tot psrlormanos or thair proper duties. The former suparintendad the mortar service on tba 33d, as particularly mentioned in the report of General Worth, to wltich I alsa safer for the services of the engineer and topographical oflcers detached with the second diviaioa. Surgeon Craig, medical director, was actively employed in the important duties of his department, and the medicai stair generally were unremitting in their attentions to the numerous wounded?their duties with the regular regiments being rendered uncommonly arduous by the small number serving in the field. I respectfully enclose herewith, in addition to the reports of division commanders, a field return oi the forces before Monterey on the 31st September?a return of killed, wounded, and missing dtaraaf the opsrstimsfaMI two topographical sketches?one exhibiting ell the ntovemagti around Monterey?tha ether on a larger scale, illustrating more particularly tha tha lower quarter of the oity?prepared respectively by Lieuts. Meade and Pope, topographical engineers. I am, air, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Z. TAYLOR. Major General U. S. A Com. Tha Adjutant General or ths Armv, , Washington, D. C. Headquarters, Fiklu Division Volunteers, ) Monterey, September 30, 1844. j Sib?Pursuant to the instructions of the Major General commanding, on tha 31st inst., at about 8 o'clock, A. M , I marched my division (with the exception of one company from each infantry regiment, left to guard the camp) and placed it in order of battle, under cover, immediately in rear of the mortar and howitzer battery, my left resting on the main road to Monterey. I had been in position but a short time, when I received the General's further orders to move as speedily as practicable, with three regiments, to the support of Gen. Twigg's division, then engaged in an attempt to carry the enemy's first battery on our left. To expedite this movement, I marched mo U1IOT uniminiuiuiu, VWUIUJBUUOU Kiincuuir OJ Coll. Davis, Campbell, and Mitchell, by the left flank, leaving Colonel Ormiby to lustain the batteriee. Finding the rifle regiment in front, that of Colonel Campbell wai ordered to take its place- . The two lait mentioned regimenta constituting General Quitman's field brigade, he took the immediate command of them, and moved oti with spirit and promptness in the direction indicated by the enemy's line of Are. Having seen Gen. Quitman's brigade fairly in motion, I turned my attention to that of Gen. Hamer, now consisting of the Ohio regiment only. Pursuing the instructions of the Major-Ueneral, 1 felt my way gradually, without any knowledge of the localities, into that part of the city bordering on the enemy's continuous line of batteries, assailed at every step by heavy fires in front and flank.? After having traversed several squares, I met M^jor Mansfield, the engineer who had conducted the movement of G?n. Twigg's division on the first battery. He informed me of tbo failure of that attack, and advised the withdrawal of my command, as there could no longer be any object in advancing further, warning me at the same time that if I advanced I mast meet a fire that would sweep all before it. Knowing the Major-Qeneral com. manding to he but a short distance in the rear, > galloped back and communicated this information, inconsequence of which he gave the order to retrogado, and the movement was commenced accordingly. In a short time, however, it wee known that Gen. Quitman's brigade had not only stormed the battery in question, but had also carried a stone house ot considerable strength connected with the drat, and occupied by the enemy's infantry The direction of General Hamer's brigade was at once changed, and the city re-entered by another route, which, after about a half hour's march under a destructive tire, brought it within, ssy one hundred yards of the enemy's second fort, called I?1 Diablo. A very slight reconnoistance sufficed to couvince me that this was a position of no ordinary strength. Still feeling its impor ance, after consulting with part of my stair as tu its practicability, I ha.j resolved to attempt carrying it by atorin, and was in the act of directing the advance, whan 1 received a wound which compelled mo to halt Col. Mitchell was at the same time wounded at the head of his regiment, as was his adjutant, l'ha men were falling last under the converging tires of at least three distinct batteries, that continually swept the intarven ing space through which it was necessary to pass. The loss of blood, too, frem my wound rendered it ueceisary that I should quit the field; and I had discovered at a second glance that the position was ceeored by a heavy fire of musketry from other works directly in its rear that I hod not seen in the first hasty examination. Under all theau discouragements, I was most reluctni.'.ij compelled, on surrendering the command, to advise the withdiawal of the troops to a less exposed petition. There is a possibility that the work might have been carried, but not without excessive loss; and if carried, 1 feel assured it would hnve been untenable Accordingly, the division under General Hamer, on whom devolved the command, moved to a now position near the captured fort, and within sustaining diatance of our field batteries on the left. The troops remained in and near this position, and under fire of the enemy's batteries until late in the day. For the details of the after proceedings of the day 1 refer to (ien Hamer's report. It is with no little pride and gratification that 1 bear testimony of the gallantry and general good condnct of my command. Were proof wanting, a mournful one is to be found in the subjoined return of the casualties of tho day. That part ot my division properly in the held did not exceed eleven hundred, of which number full one-fifth was killed or wounded. The fact that troopa for the first time tinder fire should have suflered such loss, without shrinking, in a continuous struggle of more than two hours, an t mainly against a sheltered and inaccessible foe, finds but few parallels, and is of itself an eulogium to which I need not add. That there were some more prominent for skill and gallantry than others, even in a contest where all were brave, there can be no doubt : and 1 leave to those hotter qualified from their situations thaa myself the pleasing though delicate tusk of reporting upon their respective merits. Of my biigadiers, however, it is proper that I should myself speak. Oen. Hsmer wai placed in a situation where nothing brilliant could bo achieved, hut which at cvory moment imperatively demanded prudenco and calm, unbending courage. It is but justice to say that 1 found him equal to the emergency. Oen. Quitman had before him a field in which military genius and skill weie called into requisition and honors could be fairly won, and I but echo the general voice in saying that he nobly availed hirasell'of the occasion. My special thanks are due to Major L- Thomas, assistant adjutant general ; Gen A. Sidney Johnston, of Texas, acting inspector general ; and l.ieuL O. VV. Lay, aido-de cam|>, who not only displayed great gallantry and coolness, but, by their professional skill, activity and energy, rendered valuable service throughout the action. Alter my withdrawal, they remained with the troopa in the field. a Surgeon R. P. Hunt, my volunteer aide-de camp, alto evinced great coolness, und conveyed promptly tho orders coniided to him. On my way back to camp I found the Kentucky regi ment, under command of Colonel Ormaby, drawn up in fine order to repel a threatened charge from a large body of Mexican cavalry then in view. Though necessarily kept lrom the field of action proper, they occupied a most important position, and had two men wonudod in defending it. I make no mention of the movements of Captain Webster's battery, which was withdrawn frommy division, and placed under charge of the chief of artillery. Enclosed are the reports of Brigadier Oenerals Hamer and Quitman of the operations ef their respective brigades, also a statement in detail of the loss sustained by the division. 1 am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, W. O BUTLER, Major Qen Com. Field Div. Vol. Major W. W. S. Bliss, Asst. Adj't (leneral. Headquarters Army of Occupation, Monterey, Mexico. HaanqusxTKits Kixst Divisioi* or Voi.ui?Traa?,) Camp near Monterey, Sept 28, 1846 ? Si? I havo transmitted to Major General Butler a report of the one rations of the first brigade ol this divi (ion on the 21st inn. ; but it becomea my duty as commandunt of the division to send you an account of the movements of both brigades during the remaining days of our attack upon Montcicy . For a full statement of tbo points occupied and the services rendered by the 2d brigade, 1 respectfully refer you to the report of Urig. (ieu Quitman who accompanied the brigade, and whose communication to me is herewith sent. I was not with them to witness their gallantry; but from the general's report, they are entitled to great credit for the courage, energy and zeal displayed on the Jld, in pushing their attack so far into tbe city, and sustaining themselves under the gelling fires of the enemy, who had such decided advantages over them in their bmricaJes and other defences. On the morning of the 23d, the first brigade was ordered out in Iront of the city, and took a position near the infantry of Gen. Twiggs's command, where we remained until late in the afternoon. Whilat on the plain we could distinctly hear the discharges of small arms, occasionally, between tien. Quitman's and Gen. llenderso '? command and the forces of the enemy in the oity. When they were ordered to retire from the city and return to camp, the first brigade was directed to inarch to the town and occupy the fort taken on the 21st, the one above it.' El Diablo," which hnd been abandoned by tba enemy on the previous evening, and the tannery between there. We obeyed the erder, approaching tuein under a tire ot balls and shells, which fortunately did us no injury. Cept Webster's bsttery formed pert of my commend, and. after stationing the brigade. I directeJ him to throw a couple of shells Irom his 24-lb howitzers into the plaza, whote it was understood tha principal force ot the enemy was collected. He did *0; and, as far aa we ceuld discover, with great precision and conalderable effect. Subsequent information confirmed our opinions in regard to tbe injury and alarm produced by theae shells. During the night, General Worth threw several in the same direction from the botteriea on the western side of the city, proving to the Mexicans that they weie assailable in this form fion, both flanks. Through the whole night the enemy threw up rockets from the plaza and from tha citadel; no doubt expecting a night attack, and adopting this method to discover the approach of our troop* Larly on the morning of the 24lh, we had made every TERA 1846. | preparation for renewing the attack apon the city, when 1 we were suddenly arrested by a bugle with a flag of | truce, approaching the forta. It was accompanied by Col M? iuo, one of Gen Arapudia'a aid*, bearing a letter to the general-ln chief. He was conducted to me by Lt. Col. Rogers, from the upper fort, and I furnished him a hone and escort to Major General Taylur's quarters in camn The ftrine en both sides was susnenOeil until a > conference could be held. This led to the cepituletiou by which the city wu eurrendered. I hare In my former report expressed my opinion in . regard to the coolneae and gallantry diaplayad by tho officer* and man under my command; and nave only to add, I that their conduct from the firing of the flrit to the lait gun, wa* of the moet mariterioua character, richly de' aerving the approbation of their superior officer*, and the gratitude of their countrymen. Herewith I Rend a itatement of killed and wounded. Very respectfully, your ob'dt ser'vt, TH. I. HAMER. i Brig. Oen. commanding lit division volunteer*. Major W. W. S Bliss, Assistant Adjutant General Caur unions. Monnaiv, September Jd. 1?46. Uknebai. s In addition to my report to Major Oeneral Butlec, of the notion of the :11st instant, 1 now have the honor to report the transactions of my,brigade on the 'did instant, followed up by the attack upon the city Of Monterey on the 33d of September, instant. Being ordered on the morning ol the 33d to relieve Col. Garland's command, which bad during the preceding I night occupied tho rodoubt and fortifications taken on the ilst, my command marched from their encampment about nina o'clock in the morning. Colonel Campbell, of the 'Faaamasea.?giaiei\l, being indisposed from the fatigue and'afpaatnvof the preceding day, the command of hia regiment devoirs# on Lieut -Cajfartal Anderson. Both i sgMnsiltajpotnwMgdh^Oducod by th* casualties of the t>racadil^EdB.vJHMMfi mpMi/W ft?. -taila'for the care of tk> .MVblAH Vbo march necessarily exposed tha brigade lor ?abort distance to a severe Are of artillery from tlie work* (till in poueaaion of the enemy on thia aide of the city, and (ion the croaa Are of the citadel We were not allowed to reach onrpoat without eoae loaa. Private Dnboia, of Captain Crump't j cempiny of Miaaiaaippi riflemen, waa killed, and two \ men of the aame company wounded before entering the worka. The redoubt and adjacent werka, being occupied by my brigado and Lieut Badgeley'a battery, a por- , t ion of the troepa were engaged under the directiou of Lieut J. M Scarrett, of engineen, in atrengthewue our poiitien on the aide next the town, w.. At intervals during |(|>jli|1Wj>Ml> ulna at night the eheliy Kept ffp iroai their foatiiottiona and from tha citadel, discharges of ahell, round shot, and grape. It ?ai in the forenoon of thia day that, by the M of our glasaes, we were p relented with a full view aa tha aterming of the Bishop's Palace brTtroopamndecHMheral Worth on the heights %pyond tha oitTd Tb/JfBt by which our bravy volunteers greetfd fhaditpVfof the American Aag on the palace, wai returned by the enemy from their worki near na by a tremendona Are of ronnd ahot and grape upon ua without affect. During the day plana of aaaault on the adjacent Mexican worki were con aidered of, but in the evening my attention waa drawn to a line of about 1,600 Mexican infantry at aome diatance in rear ef their worka. The presence of thia force, amounting to nearly three timea our effective numbers, and wbicn appeared to be posted fur the protection of the worka, induced me to give up all j idea of forcing tha worka without reinforcements. During the night several reconnolssauces were made with 1 details of Captaun Whitfield's company in the direction of the redoubt " ?1 Diablo " Frequent signals between the different posts of theeDemy during the night, kept us on the alert ; and at the Arst daw not day on the 33d, it I nu discovered that the euemyhad abandoned, or ware | nuaiiuvuilifl, lUD ?IU1IH wvi?? uoiicm 1U US. V-UI. UBV1S, with a portion of his command, (supported by Lieutenant Colonel Anderson,iwith two compuuies of the Tennessee regiment, was ordered to take possession of the works. This was promptly done. Tue enemy had withdrawn their artillery during the night, and nothing of value fell 1 into our hands but aome prisoners and ammunition From ' this work, which commanded a view of tae cathedral and a portion of the great plaza ot the city, we perceived j another half moon or triangular redoubt in advance of us, and on our right, which appeared to be immediately connected with heavy stone buildings aDd walla adjoining the block of the city. Having re)>orted my obser- ! vations to the commanding general, who had approached the field of our operations, I received permission to advanceupon the defences of the city in this direction aud, if deemed practicable, to occupy them. It was suf- ! ficienlly apparent that all the approaches to the city en this side were strongly loriified. Wishing to p-oceed ] with caution, under the qualified permission of the commanding general, I sent out a party of riflemen, under 1 Lieut. <Have*, to reconnoitre, supporting them at aoine distance by a company ot Tennessee inlantry, under Captain Mc.VIurray. home active movements ot trie enemy in the vicinity induced pie to bait this party, and to order out Col. Davis, with two companies of his command and two companies of Tennessee troops, to advance on those works. As the troops advanced, armed men 1 were seen flying at thoir approach. Upon reaching the redoubt which had attracted ou. attention, we perceived 1 that it was open, and exposed to the fire of the enemy from the stone buildings and walls in the rear. It was, therefore, necessary to select another position less ex- ' posed. Posting the two companies of infantry in a po*i< ! ' lion to defend the lodgmeut wo had ctfected, I directod ; 1 Col. Davis to post his command as he might deem most advantageous for deionce or active operations, intending here to await iurther orders or reinforcements. In reconnoite ring the place several shot wero fired at Cel. Davis, by the enemy, end several files of the riflemen wh* y had advanced to the slope of a breastwork (No. 1.) which had baen thrown across the street for the defence of the city, returned the fire. A volley from the enemy succeeded. Our party having been reinforced by additions from the ritlemon and infantiy, a brisk firing was soon opened on both sides, the enemy from the house tops and parapets attempting to drive us from the lodgment we had effected. A considerable boJy of the enemy, securely posted on the ton of a laigc building on our left, whicu partially oreilooked the breastwork. No. 1 continued to pour in their fire, and killed private Tyree, of vv I.f.u; n, ?uv? Kuuiuii vuiinu^i. ai liic uil'Ul*> ui K | had attracted the attention of both Lis colonel and my- i : self. From this commencement, in i\ short time the a:tion became general. The enemy appearing to be in great lorce and firing upon our troops from every position of apparent security, 1 despatched my aid, Lieut. , Nichols, with orders to advanco too whole of my bngado which could be spared from the ledoubts occupied by ni. A portion of the Mississippi regiment, under Major ilrudfurd, advanced totho suppoit ot the troops engaged, , but Lieut. Col. Audorson, with a part of the Tonnessee , regiment, was required to remain lor the protection of , the redoubts in our possession. With this additional force more active operations upon the city were )>egun. , Detachments of our troops advanced, penetrating into buildings and occupying the Hat roofs of houses, and, by gradttul approaches, driving the enemy back. They had | been engaged more than an hour, when they were reinforced by a detachment of dismounted Texan Rangers, ' commanded by Ueneral Henderson, with whose uctive nnd effectual co-operations the attack upon the city was I gradually, hut successfully prosecuted. Buildings,streets I and courts were occupied by our troops without much ' loss, until alter being engaged for about five hours, hav- 1 ing advanced within less than two squares of the great plaza. Apprehensive that- we might fall under the range of our own artillery, which had been ! brought up to our support, und our amimini tion being nearly exhausted, activo operation* were I ordered to cease until the effect of the batteries, which I had been brought forward into one of the principal j itreot*. could be seen. It being found that the barri- ! cade* in the neighborhood of the plaza, were too itrong 1 to be battered down by our light artillery, the commanding general, who had taken portion in the city, ordered tlio troop* gradually and slowly to retire to the | delences taken in the morning Thi* was done in good order, the enemy firing occasionally upon us, but not ventnring to taka possession of the part of the town we j had occupied. Our forces had scarcely retired from their advanced position in the city, when we heard the commencement of the attack of the division under (Jen. j Worth on the opposite side of the town The ferce ' under my command bad been engaged from eight o'clock in the morning to three, P. M. it should be recorded, ?o the credit of the volunteer troops, that the greater por- , tion of them had lieen without sustenance siuct) the morning ol the 23d, and ex|>o*ed throughout the very I , inclement and rainy night of tho 22d, to serve duty with < out blankets or overcoats, and yet not a murmur was j ; heard among them-tbeir alacrity iemained unabated to the last moment. The character ol this affair, tho troops I hainrr ,.n it?, ? ne r , I <wl infn m.??7 moll ..orti.e gave frequent occasion to the exhibition of individual , courago and daring. The initance* occurred to frequent- I | If, in which both officer* and men extinguished them- ( ?eive?, that to recount thoae which fell under my own ob- I ervation.or which were brought to my notice by officer*, would extend tin* report to an improper length. It i* my ( duty find pleasure to mention the fact, that the voteran ' General Lamar, et Term, joined my command ee a vo- I lunteor in the commencement of (ho attack on the city, , and by hi* connael and example aided and encouraged the trooii*. Major K. R. Price, o' Natchez, and Capt. J. ! R Smith, of Louisiana, tioth from the recently diaband- , ed Louiaiana troop*, acted with diatinguiahed bravery a* volunteer* in Colonel Davia'a regiment. Referring to the report* of Col. Davie, Lieut. Col. Anderson. and Major Bradford, for further particular*, and to the Hat* herewith atrbmitted of the killed and wounded on the 33d and 33d, I have the honor to remain, Very respectfully, lie. ? J. A. QUITMAN, Brig. (Jen. U. 8. A., Com. 2<1 B rig Vol. Brig. Oen. Tun. L. ilium, Comd'g lit Dir. Vol. Nimoi of the comminioned officer* killed and wounded during the operations before Monterey, Mexico, from 11 September 3l?t to September 23d, 1840, inclusive:? l Killtd.?i. 8 Woodi, bt. Ill Lt. 3d infantry, -Sept 2f; i L N. Morrii, Captain, Sd inlantry, Sept 31; Oeo. P. Field, Captain, 3d infantry, Sept 21, P. N. Barbour, Cap*, and brevet maj., 3d infantry. Kept 31; D. H Irw in, lit Lt. ! and adj. 3d infantry, Bept 31; H. Ha/btt. 3d Lt. 81 infantay, 8ept. 31; C. Hoikini. lit Lt. and adj, 4ih infantry, Hept.31; II McKavett. Captain. 8th inlantry, Sent. 31; t , W. H. Wation, Lt. Col. Baltimore and \V aihington vol I unleeri, Sept. 31; M. llatt, lit Lt. let Ohio reg t.. Bept. t 21; W. B. Allen, Captain, lit Tenneaaee regt., rapt. 31; ,t | 8. M Putman, 34Lt lit Teanoiiee teg't, Sept. 31. i i WwnAtit.?W. (? William*. Capt. tO|K>graphical en- ! t gmeen, mortally, Sept. 31; J. II K. Mamflald, bt major, , j e.ngineara, aeverely, Sept. 21; J L. Aberrrombie, bt ina jor, lit infantry, ilightly, Sept. 31; J. H Lamotte. Capt., 1 lit infantry, irveraly bept IIj J < Ter.-ett, lit Lt, lit ( infantry, mortally, Hept.31; K. Dilworth, 3d Lt., lit iaI laritry, mortally, Kept 31, W. W., major, 3d infan 1 ! try, danaeronily, Sept. 31; H. Bainbridge, Captain, 3d I , ; imantry, ilightly, Sept. 31; R. H. Oraham, lit Lt, 4th ; t I infantry, dangerouily, Sept 31: h B Roaicll, lit Lt., i t } fill Iniantry, aligbtly, Sept. 21, R. C. Oatlin, Capt , 7tli |< . a D Mm TW? CMU? infdutrr, ??ver?ly, S?pt J3, J H PoU?r, ad Lt, 7th In f?ntry, i?rer?Iy, 8#pt. 3J; Oeo Wtinwri|(ht, ad Lt , iu< Infantry, severely, Sept. 23; W O Butler, raaj, Gen volunteer service, eeverely, Sept. 31; A M.Mitchell, Colonel, lit Ohio reft, severely, Sept. '11; A. W. Annstrong, it<1 J . let Ohio reg't , severely, Sept. 11; J. George, Cept, 1st Ohio reg't. slightly, Sept. 31; Lewis Matter, 1st Lt, 1st Ohio reg't , slightly, Sept 31; A MeCarty, 34 Lt. 1st Ohio reg't., slightly. Sept 31; N. H. Niles, 3d Lt., 1st Ohio reg't., slightly, Sept 31, K. B. Alexander, Major, 1st Tennessee reg't, severely, Sept. 91; J L. Scudiler, 1st Lt, 1st Tenn. reg't, severely, Sept 31; <i. H. Nixon, 1st Lt., 1st Tenn reg't, slightly, Sept. 31; J. C. Allen. 3-1 Lt., 1st Tenn. reg't , severely, Sept. 31; A. H. McClung, Lt. Col., Mississippi reg t, severely, Sept 31; K N. Downing, ('apt, Miss reg't., slightly, Sept. 31; II. K.Cook, l?t l.t., Miss, regt , slightly, Sept 31; K. H. Arthur, 3-1 Lt., Miss, reg't., slightly, Sept. 31; L 8. Hownrd, Id Lt. Miss, reg't , severely, Sept. 38; 11 A. UiUespie,. Cnpt., 1st Texas, mortally, Sept. 33; W. K. Reese, 1st Lt 1st Texas, Sept 39 Thc Hrrrats or thi Kii.lxd,, aisd Missive er ntK Aasn o> Occl-vatiok, i o?Moii?:n in Major Ortsssal/. Tavi oa, UisiTtu 9t*txs Aamv, bcsiso thi Upcmatioiss iissork Musthiv, Mcnco, raoM ihs *Ist TO THK 23o ScrTXMHI H, 184b, iiscli'sivx Cont'd Non-Cem. Jig. Officere. ojfxcere, grt. mueiciaat gate 4yn'tsiM. General Sufi' 2 2 Cipt. Webster's hewitzer brttery 1 1 KihsT Dirisiots. L'apt. Kidgely's battery ' 2d dragoons 1 1 3d BrigAile?Cspt. Brsgx's battery 13 13 3d infautry ^ ? S3 4th in lnutry 3 22 I, apt Bim tniui i.tiriui i 4lli Brigade?1st infantry 4 <1 <5 Mir} IkiiJ si Washuigt. n bat talionvol I 22 IS ToUl of lat diriainu li 1(4 |7t Hecond Division. 1st Brigade?Lt. fol. Duncan's battery... 1 I Artillery battalion 17 17 8il? iafautr) 2 7 2d Brignda? Lt. Maekall's battery 3 8 ilh lulantry 1 8 8 7th infantry 2 9 11 Capt. Blancbard'a vol'a, La.. ( S Total of 2d diviaion 1 *0 W Kielo Division ok Voll-ntkcbs. General Staff 1 I let Brigade?1st Keutnciiy mgiment 5 J lit Ohio regiment 7 47 54 Id Brigade?1st Tennessee regiment.... S 108 ID# _ & Mississippi rifleman J M 61 Total of field division volunteers 19 2C8 227 Division or Texas VoU'NTEebs. 1st regiment mounted volnuteera 2 17 19 td __7 7 Total of division of Texas volunteers 2 24 2S Grand total 43 447 4M Z. TAVLOR, Maj Oeu. U. 8. A. Comd'g. W. W. 8. Bliss, Assistant Adjutant General. Head Quarters Army of Occupation, Camp near Monterey, Mexico, Oct. , 184(. GENKRAI.S AMPUDIA AND TAYLOR. The interview between Gan*. Taylor and Ampudia, In rAlntinn ihm oonit illation of MfinturAT. hftl hABtl scribed to Ui, by h gentleman who was preient. aa a very tichscena, in which the two chiefs wera in Una contrast. Ampudia was all courtosy and fine words, big ipeechaa, great volubility, with an abundance of gesticulations, shrugs, nodi, alternate smiles and frowns, und that whole catalogue of ailent language with which persons of French origin are wont to help the expression of their ideas Gen. Ampudia ia of a Fteuch family and waa born in the West Indies. Gon. Taylor, on tho other hand, was as dry as a chip, as plain us a pipo-stnoi, and as short as pie-crust. Dressed in his best coat, (which, by the by, looks as if it had erved some half a do/en campaignsj with his glazed oil-cloth cap, ttra, less pants, and old fashioned white vest, he seemed more like an old farmer, lately elected militia colonel, who had put on bis every-day suit, with thu slightest imaginable stun of military toggery, to distinguish him from a crowd of mere civilians. In his reply to Ampudiu's long harangues, he used such direct, blunt tad emphatic language, that the valorous Mexican was thrown all aback and " bad nothing to say." Ampuilia opened the interview by saying that his forces were too large to be conquered by lien. Taylor's army ?that lie hud an ahundunce of ammunition, 70u0 infantiy and 3000 cavalry, with 40 cannon, and tho boat aitillurists in the wotld-that his loss was rsry mil: and he felt confident that he could defend the city against a much stronger force than that under (ion, TayiOtV comm nd; but that, from motives of humanity?to djfim the elusion of blood-to save the Uvea of holpteea women and children - ho was willing so tkr to ood^roKiee the glory of the great Mexican nation ea to surrender the city, provided he was allowed to retire with hie whole force, and carry the public property with him, and all the arm* and munitions of war. in the style of liU celebrated proclamation,wmmmffai with numerout allusions to the fading glory and tonowii of maMMl^EMHHjHt aid Zack quieiiy atuck hie hands deiep flRe adsuMaahas pockets, cocked his lieud a little on one aide, and gently raising his grizzly eyebrows, that the bold little black eyo lurking beneath might have full play upon the gnindiloquent Mexican, lopllcd in these few but expressive words " General Ampudia, wo came here to take Monterey, and we are going to do it on such terms as please us. I vfidh you good morning." And the old general hobbled off on hie two short little legs, leaving.the Mexican general and Staff in Ijia yrofoandest bewilderment.?A?? Orleani Delta. Interesting from Hants Fe. [From theSt. Louis Republican, Not. 14 ] Wo had the pleasure, last evening, of meeting with Major Fitzpatrick, U. 8. Indian Agent tor the Oregon Territery. He was just from Santa Fe, having left tbat town oa the 14th October. It was intended thit Major Fitzpatrick should accompany Gen. Kearney on his expedition to California, aa a guide, his superior knowledge of that country making it very desirable that lie should accompany the Oeneral. Ho accordingly did so; but, when about 176 miles from Hants Ke, down the Rio Grande,the command was met by an express from Col. Fremont. with information as to the situation oi ail'airs in Upper California. This party consisted of sixteen men They left Pueblo de los Angelos with fifty mules, each carrying about one bushel ol dried corn, and when tbey met (ioneral Kearney, such was the expedition with which they had traveled, and the dangers of the route, that only eighteen mules survived. Tbey were thirty-sne days on the route. From the express, Gen.jKeainey learn'that Upper California was completely in possotiou of the American forces, the Mexicans having been driven out of the territory; that Colonel Fremont was acting as provisional Governor of that Department, aud the whole country was quiet. On the reception of this newt. Gen. Kearney determteml to dis|>ense with the services of a portion of bis force, taking only to many men as were deemed neoesaary for an escort, lie therefore selected one hundred men for this pur|>ose, ar.d ordered the remainder beck to Santa Fe. He wusMCcompeniod by Captaina Johnson, Turner,, and Moore, Lieutenants 'amnion I and Love, and LieutKmory, of the Topographical Kngineeri With thiacom rnand he re-commencod hie expedition?taking with him three of the persons who hud formed a part oftha expreea company, as guides, and thus relieving Mejor Fitzpatrick of this uuty He returned with the remainder of the company to bauta Ke, and started thence on the Uth ult., lor this city. He will proceed immediately for Waahington, having in his charge despatches from Com. Stockton, commander of tho American fleet in the Faoiflc, for government. We learn, further, that the permiesion givan to Capt. Hudson, of the Laolede Hangars, to organize a company of mounted volunteers, to go with the Mormons, oo their expedition to California, waacountermanded. The Mormons ware tberofore, to go without a mounted escort ? It was expected that Col Price, with about IftO men ef his regiment, would proceed to California, but thla waa not positively determined. There wns nothing new at Santa Fe. Much apprehen 2# n ix.'a fmlt at tft tnA Iflimlv fif fnrfl#? for tkm knrua and cattle, and it wai feared that many of than would bo loat during the winter. In return home, many wagon*, containing proviaiona, fc.c , were met, broken down, end the teama had given out. Major K. met Col. Thonpaon 300 milea liom Santa He ; he had recovered hia horae*. which had been atolen fiorn him?ea heretofore noticed ?and waa proceeding on hia route. Major F- frequently diverged from tho road, ao aa to And grata for hia animal*. and lor thia reaaon aaw nothing of Dr. Fenn, who left Santa i-e aome daj a betore him. Major F. bring* iuformatioa of the death of a young man named Cowie, v.hone father reaidea in thia c/>y He went out with Lieut Fremont, but at the time belonged to the California voiuutcera. He waa capturnd by the Meaicana, and moat inhumanly tortured to death. He alao mention* the death ol Bazile Lajeuneaae, who hae Irienda m tins county, lie, and two other peraena, were killed by the Klainet Indiana, on the route from Oregon to California. The change in Kearney'a diapoailion of hia force* will leave a large number ol men unemployed at Mante Fe. The regiment under the command of Col. Donlpehn had not marched for chihuahua, but that waa their destination. Lveu then a vary coneiJtrabl; military force would be left at Santa Ke -probably not leaa than Alteon hundred men?end unlet* the aui rounding Indiana ahould afford * them *omething to do, their career promiaea to be a very quiet and unintereating one. We learn that ordera have been iaaued by the War Deto lien. Keainey, in which he tapermitted, with hie .tart', to return to the United States next spring, pro vided nil thing, remain quiot in Cellfonua. II k. Ihtm at tne timo (km nutted by the department, ho will probalilv rcarh hero t?> the month of August noxt Hie return to tan Unitud Htatea. however, will entirely depend jpon the state of al^iiri in California. Uanvii.Lt, Morris Co., N. J.,) Monday, Nov. 18th, 1848. J Another ireaiful affair. Thete wae quite an excitement in thta quiet village on laturday, eatiied by the death of a young woman named l" P", wno died ofinflninmaiion of the womb, prodoeed m ty an operatioa performed en her to prodace abortion, ty a (tereon in your city, in October laat. A Coroner'e nque.t wai held, Saturday afternoon, and the Jury found hat the deceased died from that cause. CHKAP &UUAKJS. rtllKAP HI GARS J O Kuivler.2M.nd <22 Greenwich .iidT6 .treet, ha. mature a lira# tlock of white iud bruwn haxars, whirli tie la selling at reduced price..? ^tew Orlran. sugar 3a 8d and 4a 7 lb.; St. f.roit tifd; fiuHt lo Sa; Smart'. yellow IK rcut?: crn.hed loaf do 1IH ceots : irown tl.vnn* 7!. and ? eenta. Uroeei. and Bakers wool d !o well to give him ? CM I. Alw? ? erne, at assortment u f Llroccrie., FVeila, fcc u!9 lm#r

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