Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 15, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 15, 1861 Page 1
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T F \ WHOLE NO. OK!:"). THE REBELLION. The Untf.lfi PifiW in Missouri. Additional Details of tTae Great Battle Near Sprin ^field. / Heroic Conduct of Gen. Lyon and his Devoted Band. Secure Position of Gen. Sie&el and his Army. The Uation Offleovs Killed and Wounded. Martial Law Proclaimed in St. Louis by Gcu. Fremont. IMPORTANT FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA. Severe Skirmishes by Gen. Banks* and Gen. Rosencrans' Divisions. THE NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Anticipated Attack Upon the Union Lines. Dismissal of Our Consul at Curacoa. DISSATISFACTION IN THE HIGHLAND REGIMENT Arrest of a Bearer of Despatches to the Rebel Commissioners in Europe. The Baltimore Police Commissioners' Habeas Corpus Case, Ac., &c., &c. OUR SPECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Washington, August 14. ISrtl. PREPARATIONS FOR AN ATTACK UPON TDK UNION LINES. It has been ascertained that the rebel Gen. M.v' udor, ef Newport notoriety, left Yorktown a few days ago with About seven thousand of the rebel forces there, aiut went in the direction of Richmond. It is smqioBod they were to join the column of Beauregard iu front of Washington, There are many evidences that (he relx !s are conceo: rat. ing between here and Richmond nearly all the ti >nps they have in Virginia. This is construed into a preparation on their part lor an attack upon our lines here. REMOVAL OF THE AMERICAN CONSUL AT CURtCOA. The Secretary of State to day, on the receipt i; the intelligence that the pirate Suinter was pcrmitte I to enter the port ofCuracoa, West Indies,ordered the vino, diateremoval of Mosob Jesurun, the American Con." 1 at that post, and appointed Richard K. Morse of Iowa, in his place. EX-MINISTER FAULKNER. Notwithstanding the reports to the contrary, it was not until late last night that ex Minister Faulkner wa< removed from the jail to more pleasant quarters, undei the eye of the Provost Marshal. GUARDING AGAINST TRAITORS. The necessity for strict vigilance iu reference to parsing in and out of Washington has made it necessary to watch closely all avenues leading from the city, and require passes even from those who attend the market, li to. The loyal citizens of the adjoining counties are gratified that this course has been pursued; but the rebel sympa tbizers decidedly object to the arrangement, and they are hastening to take the oath of allegiance, in order to orocure passes. The simple taking of the oath is by means a sufficient guard against treason or traitors, as the rebels willingly take the oath but do not keep it. Even more stringent measures will be taken if necessary, (i. ncral MeClcllan and Provost Marshal Porter are determine I uot only that discipline and order shall be preserved, but that Ihc free access of rebels and rebel spies to sources of information In regard to the movements of our army shall be stoppod. THE PUBLICATION OF TltE I.TST OP WOCNPED AND PRISONERS. The list of Union soldiers who are prisoners and wound, cd at Richmond and Centrovltie, that appears cgclu: ivoly in to day's Herald, produced quite a sensation in Washington on the arrival of the paper this evening. Few people knew of the arrival here of the surgeons who gave their parole, much less the fact that they brought the entire list of our soldiers who aro prisoners and wounded. DEATH OF COLONEL FARNITAM. Colonel Farnham, or the New York Fire Zouaves, died this evening, from wounds received at the buttle of Bui] run. His body is to be embalmed, and will be forwarded to New York by the afternoon train to-morrow. A LOAN TO THE REBEL GOVERNMENT. A rumor Is current that Mr. Corcoran, the celebrated hanker u?d money lender here, who has amassed an im niense fortune out of the United States government, liaf propose^ to nid the retails by loaning them money. Wlial he will be able to lend them will be but a drop in ths bucket full of their needs. But the act would he that 01 the viper trying to sting to death the bosom in which it was warmed into life. FLAGS OF TRUCE. As the rebels nt Norfolk bad on a former occasion flrei upon a flag of truce going from our side, the reception of the flag of truce from them which brought tho surgeons whose report was sent to you last night, has occasioned some comment. It appears, however, that an ample apology had been made for the assault upon our flag o] truce, and the assurance given that tho officer in com mand on that occasion had been dismissed from Hie rebe service for permitting it. The last flag of truce from Norfolk, brought also the Miss Jouule Curtis, (represented to be a sister of an Ohk votunUy-r), who, with two female companions, were mad< prisoners outside of our lines, iu the direction of Fairfax Court House, some two weeks ago. JNWBGHD1NATJON IN TRE NEW YORK SEVENTYNINTH REGIMENT. Much excitement was occasioned this afternoon in con eeipienco of tho disaflToction openly m|nifestod in tin Seventy-ninth New York (Highland) regiment, and Ihe sendiug to their camps of a military force to act as cir cumstanceg might require. The result was the arrest o( forty or fifty, who took a mora active part i:i the in tb ordination. These wore brought into the city nbout eigi-'t o'clock and conliued as prisoners, while the re maunler of the regiment was mat ched to (lie Navy Yard under a strong guurd of cavalry An investigation of the nflkir will take place. Among the alleged causes ot % IE WE I grievance arc that they worn premised a furlough In i order 10 nee to the comfort of ibeir families, an1', to re 1 organize and elect now uillosr to nil sxlsii?g vacancies, nir cam: or insi noviM>,Ari0y amono onk moors. A \*< arly iv'l the ci.s. s r/ lusyborclln; lion that have ocevr red among our veluwteers, whether ou servio? or wailing 1 | to bo mustered oe.t, is attributable to the failure to pay ; th ni cflT promptly. it is well known that the delay In j this respect is not occasioned oitlior by the want of money or paymasters. In every ease th money has been ready, I but the paymnrtors department has withheld the poynx ut because the pay rolls were not properly .made out. It 1 is n faet that many of the volunteer officers do not understand precisely how to make out their pay rolls^ aud w here they are inaccurate they are allowed toremaiu ^ for weeks in the Department, when a simple sugcestiou to colonels of regiments or captaiua of companies, would ^ i be sufficient to remedy the whole evil. _ la WAR nktvh KltOM ti1k P ATI kit? ATTI'mt't ok TUB I REBELS TO HI'BJI'OAIK I.UWKB CALIFORNIA THE U' KATE OP THE LEVANT, ETC. " I Brigadier General Sumner, commanding Ihe military "! i division of the Pacific, has ufllcially informed Flag Otflocr 1" ] Mulitgi mery, as well ax tins government, of llie existence I'1 I of a report that Colonel Van Uorn, of tlio rebel army, l'' lias been Been at the head of 1.30U men on f the roail between Sun Antonio and lit Pato, from 81 which it is feared an attempt to subjugate 11 lower California may be contemplated by thcsccessiontuts. ti Captain Montgomery, in bis instructions to the subordh [ mite officers, says this must not be allow cd, if it la in out power to prevent it. Therefore, should any exigency ' urine, you will promptly co-o|>criite with the troops of the r' United States, or otherwise do all in jour power to c< counteract and prevent the execution of any such purpose '* by trm?i? in the service of States claiming to have seceded " ' | from our federal Union. Another olliciul despatch fromCuptaiu Montgomery (ays the Wyoming reached Acapulco on the 16th ult., en route for San Francisco for the protection of the mail steamers and our commercial interests on the l'acillc coast. He ^ ordered Commander Bissell. commanding the Cyaue. to bl | proceed with her on that service. During Captain Mont v j ginnery's late cruise to the Suudwicb islands and thence iu j to Acu|iulco, he had neither seen nor heard of uny pirates o1 111 iuo menu', me prevuicuro 01 caims and light wind- ? would render sailing venue Is useless, and. owing to the did) culty of procuring cool. steamers will not be t mptoyed. He had not at the time of writing received llie form of the oath of allegiance to he taken by connected with lt the navy, but he had no doubt of the enthusiastic loyally ,u and patriotism of all on board his ship (the Lancaster), and had no fear thut the honor of our Day would be nji. "I paired by a single exception. K' He enuJo.-os a communication from ouf Consul at Hilo, tli stating that a large spar has been found 011 the south 'rn shore of the Island of Hawaii, and which may afford a 1,1 clue to the fate of the Levant. Captain Montgomery says "r the dimensions given corres|K?id with the levant's mnsls, and ho has instructed the Consul to obtain further par- st: ticulars, although he remarks it is probable all bunds ''' wore lost. It would be a tiielutielioly satisfaction to obtain something ndditii nnl us to the loss of thai vessel. vc DKPAKTl'ltE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AF- l a FAIRS. ?tl The Commissioner of Indian Affairs is on She eve to ot leaving for Kansas and Nebraska on business conuecicd ''r with that bureau. I10 INDIANS IN TIIE REBEL SERVICE. '"j 'Hie government has no onieiul advices that other than y,, half breeds from the Indian Territory west of the Miciis ot sippi have entered the Confederate military service. The forts there having been evacuated by the I'nlted States troops, the ludians disposed to be loyal have been intiin ui idated by the rebels or deceived by promises depending on the future for fulfilment. ?? Outside of the above named Indian Territory the abo 111 rigini p, so far as the government is advised, have not ' ' risen against our authorily, the occasional and characteristic outbreaks being confined to themselves, owing to d< the fact of tho absence of t bo federal troops to hold them lu check. ? THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL REOPENED. w The Chesapeake and Ohii Otual is ut last reopened, and the passage of boats upon it, so long obstructed by tin ^ ^ vandalism of tho rebels, roomed. A number of coal | j,; uoats uom cumnertar.u arrived to day. mo wuoic line of the canal through mob ridden Virginia is now protected J.|' by Union soldiers. tl attempts at desertion. y | Two of llie members of Ibo New York Thirty-second 1,1 were arrested at Alexandria on Tuesday, dressed as fire J'J Zouaves. Tiny were endeavoring iu tliul disguise to w escape wilh them to New York. For this tbey will be 01 court ma: Haled. ASSAULT UPON THE BRAZILIAN MINISTER. ^ An assault is reported to have been comn .'.ted upon the g; Brazilian Minister, on liis way to liis residence,lust tiif;lit. The assailant has not yet been discovered. It is presumed that it was made through a mistake. , 1 THE PRESIDENT'S PRIVATE SECRETARY. ^ In the absence of Mr. John G. Hay. the accomplished private secretary of the Presidt nt. who accompanied Mrs. Y Lincoln on her excursion to the North, the duties of '' that position will bo discharged by Mr. William 0. Stoddard. the President s secretary for signing land putcuis. IMPORTANT FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA. i? NEWS FROM (JEN. UOSENCRANS' ARMY. Grafton, Va., August 14,1861. tie A severe skirmish took placo a few miles from hero yesterday, on the Fairmount and Webster road. Information having been received that a secretly organized rc body of rebels, living in the county, were lodged within a few miles of Webster, General Kelly despatched Captain y, Pay ton, of Company A, Fourth Virginia regiment, with. 011 fifty men, from Webster, to disarm them. After scout- J'1 imr nearlv twentv-four hours he came snddenlv on ,.J o - * . - - ?.. - nr them yesterday noon. and after an hoar's severe fighting qu succeeded in killing twenty-one and putting the others to "i flight, without any loss to his command. The rebels nuiiibered two bundrod, and wore composed of some of the worst characters of this county, led on byu Zck 't Cochran, Sheriff of this county under the Letcher rule. NEWS FROM <iEN. BANKS' ARMY. Sandy Hook, Md., August 14, 1S61. Yesterday evening a freight train from Baltimore brought the intelligence that a fight was progressing a1 tii Berlin. Otlmr rumors were also circulated that several if regiments of rebels were approaching the river opposite dc Berlin from Lovettsvllle, for the purposej of erecting a th battery to stop trains. An ofllcer from Berlin this morning states that the tight UI' I of last night consisted of about twenty-five rebels up- tu I proaching tlic river and firing a volley into our picket 'l' guard on tho abutment of the burnt bridge, and also into the town of Berlin. None of our men were killed or s< ri- te I ously wounded, nor is It known that the enemy suffered (R any loss. The samo authority ass>rts that the picket guard at Berlin have for some days past heard a regimental band of the rebels, apparently between there and Lovcttsvillo, nnd also that the force at Lovettsvllle conP slsts of alKiut (lvo hundred cavalry, supported probably , by a considerable Infantry force. It is not improbable that a large rebel foree is distribul" cd inland aloug the Potomac line from Edward's ferry 1,1 I to the Shenandoah, for the purpose of preventing our ^ scouts from protecting the Unionists tliero from the out J'1 ragoous oppressions of the rebels. Reports have reached here that yesterday one or two ri Unionists of Loudon valley were dragged from sick l>eds " and forced into the rebel ranks. These reports come ;l from reliable sources. di ( A geuerul report concedes that there are two or more ''' rebel regiments near the Potomac. opposite the Point of J," > Hocks. ai Passengers per train report all quk't aiong the route, w ' tint an attack was expected at the Point of Rocks. i the philadelphia city troop welcomed home. Tl Pllll adkll'um,'August 14, 1S01. ft The Philadelphia City Troop arrived hern this morning. ' ' and were received by a liaudsome escort of cavalry and ''' i infantry. *1 lie citizens welconc d them home with loud :i: ! I and enthusiastic cheers. ci death of col. farn1iam, of the FIRE '! zouaves. The following despatch was received by ex En," in < i Jr.". F. Wen man, about ten o'clock last evening:? t; WAStiixaTo.v. August 14.1S6I Col Farnham Is dead. Inform the Department, a > p, Major Hhalcr. LOl'IS J. BKLLONf, Jr. It W V 0 NEW YORK, THURSD IMPORTANT POLITICAL ARRESTin AlIi'Kid Biurcr of llctvalcht ifioiii the Moudit rn Cuulidi mcy to tli? lliliil turn" wUnlonrri luplurnl by the Polite?lit- 14 suiil to be u ii Ei-Urithh Consul? 111* Avv??t on Uouiil the Steamer Africa?lie Claim* the Protection of the llritUh Plug?Tin' Eidtiiui'nt Caused by lite Ar>r?( uod llis Suit Arrival ut the Police llrud<iuarters, dee. Considerable excitement was created In mid about the ty yesterday afternoon, occasioned by the report I but to British Consul of Cliurlvston bad boon nrrcsU'd '?i Ntrd the steamer Africa, and that upon his person wore mud important documents and despatches front the nit hern eoufcduracy to the rebel Commissioners in Kiik ud. it appears, however, thut the party arrested was at the British Consul,but a bearer of despatches frotn te British Consul at Charleston, Mr. Robert Hunch. Ills titie is Robert Muir, and he formerly held the above rsitiou in one of the Southern cities, but at resent he denies being a British Consul, and elures himself a resident of South Carolina; also thru he only bearer of desputchec from Mr. Robert Bunch, Coni! at Charleston, to Ixird John Russell. He also stated iat be had about two hundred letters with liiut from |iur. vo 111 im; dHiiu . iv uu lurwururu iu vanuub jiaria ?>i rj;gnd. Franco uud (lermauy. * Tin- arrest created intense oxcili ment about I he CuuurU eainship dock up to the departure or the steamer for Ku >pe, and so well was it perfected ou ilie part of the ofll r? who managed the wholo alRtir that Muir could hardly llicvo that they could pick him out without some one qualntcd w ith him ha\ ins' signalized him to them. From the facta we have been able to ascertain? id we acknowledge our indebtedness to the Jersey t'ity dice for them?w e learn that on Tuesday evening Deputy iperintendent Carpenter, of the New York Police, ro ived a telegraphic des|iatch from tie Secretary of War, iiiou Cameron, to arrest a man tunned Robert Muir, who as about to take his departure for l-.i.j*o|ie on Wednesday > the steamer Africa, ami who was reported to bo hearer despatches from the Southern conl'ederaey. Accord' gly the wan ant for Muir s arrest was placed in the mils ot Detectives Sergeant Young, Farley, Kustace and uscubuiy. Between nine and ten o'clock yesterday morning the ofll ts arrived at theCunard dock, and immediately proceeded lay their plans to arrest Muir before he went on board, no of the members of the Jersey City police was eailed ? """ |?u-ri?n< n. li wini) larded. A thorough search of the vessel soon satisfied lent that Muir ha<i not made his appearance as yet, louglt he hud already secured stateroom No. 38, mid paid s passage. About hall" purt eleven detective Eustace id tlic Jersey City officer discovered a mun on the irrirane deck in conversation with another who rongly resembled the description given of Muir; ey accordingly walked up as near us possible to where ilr was standing to ascertain the subject of tht ireoursation, when the one resembling Jluir slated that lie id just come 011 ("rem Charleston, and was ridiculing in rung language the blockade at Charleston. He deplored the gentleman with whom he was eon versing that esidont Lincoln could never furnish a sufficient fleet to feel a thorough bli ckudo of all the Southern (torts, id that it was a daily oenprrenee for vessels to run the ockade at Charleston, llo moreover alluded to the it tie at Hull run. and stated that the rebel loss was not rer eight hundred killed and wounded. Hewusalso t is lied that the Northerners would never I able to subjugate the Southerners: -that it ust dually result ill England being coiii|?dlcd to come in id settle tlio mutter for both. The officers, after hearing tlio above conversation, felt inlident that lliey had hit u|?>n the man they were In inch of, and 1> toctive Knstico, alter haviug arranged ultcis. stepped ii|i to Muir mid remarked?"Is your m Mr. Hubert Minrl' He replied?- Yes, sir, that Is y name.'' Detective?"Will you be kind enough to step out on the rk a minute? there is a geutli niuu who wishes to say a w words to von before you leave." Mr. Muir?"Who is lie, and where is lie?" Detective?'He is standing just near tlic gang (dank tt ill take you lint a moment. ' Mr. Muir?"Well, 1 will go with you." He then excused himsell from his friend, nnd starlcd ilh the officer to go ashore, but on reaching the gang auk something suddenly struck him that lie had better >t venture ashore and lie refused to go. It was tiio beer's wish to arrest him, If possible, on shore, but died in this eflbrt, he at once made known to Mr. Muir 1 it lie wa? a pi i.-'oner, and must accompany him 10 New oris. At tliis announcement Muir seemed taken aback, ill siioii remarked that lit; would n<>i go; thai la' wag <>n mril a British vessel; lliat hp was a Urilisli subject. nu<l aimed lite protection of the 111 dish tlan. The arrest as the menus i f soon causing ipiite a stir among these i board,ami ('apt. Shannon, ol the Africa, coming up, air appealed to him for protection. At first (apt. lnttiK n was disposed to interfere with the officers, hut >on their showing their authority to make tin' arrest, lie ive way and remarked that he could not interfere. .Mr. uir asked the Captain it lie would detain the steam T r u couple of hours, as he believed he would lie iintneiii ely discharged on reaching the United States Marshal's lit The Captain replied that'it would ho impossible r iiitn to detain his vessel otic minute alter time, and int he would he compelled to remain flfehind. Ho was accordingly taken ashore in charge of Sergeant oung and otliccr Farley and placed in a carriage !>cctive Kustice then proceeded to searcli lor nis baggage, hu ll was soon found, and which consisted ol one ti unk, hat Imix and carpet hap. Before leaving lie staled to the Jersey City officer that he as not a hearer of despatches, that he was a resident of litrleston, where at present his family resides, and that was on his way to Kurope to get Ids son, who is there, itii a view of bringing him on to Charleston. He is a an about liftv five years of age, rather dnrk whiskers, id bald ii|sui the top of his head. His appearance and )K>rtiiicnt is in every way that of a gentleman. Wh n 1 found that lie was compelled to go with the officers lie eompanicd them without the slightest trouble. Tlio report that a British Consul had been arstc d with dispatches from the Southern rebels read like wildlire over tlio disk and neighirhood of Jersey City, and us the carriage left for New irk quite a crowd run after It, who booted and cried t, "Hang the traitor," "Hang the British spic," Ac. i the boat and or, this side similar remarks were made, it he was soon driven in safety to the police statiou in oome street, where he was lilaced in comfortable arters. to wait tho action of the Secretary of Wur. iring the evening he was visited liy quite a number of ends, and everything that wur required fur his comfort as furnished. DMMUNICATION FROM THE SANITARY COMMISSIONERS. TO THE KDITOK OK THE NEW YOKE 11EKA I.I). Sanitary Commhisio.n,) WaMIINGTON, AllgllSt 13. 1861. j VTill you please state that an Immense nmouDt of vexam to ofllcers and of hunger to troops would be avoi od the quartermaster of euch regiment of volunteers or rcd to Washington would go on one train in advance of in regiment, and make bis requisition upon government r rations, ami see tlu.t all supplies needful are ready ou in arrival of the men. When this is r.ot done there is often i unavoidable delay of hours before tho troops can oh in food or rtfrcshnii nt. This is part of the business of uirtormoatcrs. and they ought to look to it. Requisition* ill be made upon Major Bcckwith, Commissary of Substantia, 223 ti street, between Seventeenth and Ktghleulh streets. Some member of the sanitary Commission usually at the station on the arrival of the troops to nuntor to the wants of the sick. FfcKDF.RlC, Secretary of the .-'unitary Commission. TIIE EIGHTH REGIMENT AT BUM. RUN. TO THE KDITOK OF T1IK UKKAI.D. New York. August 14,1601. I see in theoltlcial report or General rorter, at tinrtile of Hull run. that ilie Eighth regiment of Now ork was in disorder on tlie battle Held, and tliat Held fleers could be seen galloping about in every direction ying to rally thorn. No wonder wc were br-boil ami [disorder. Alter our litsl charge down tin: litll. on the gilt of Grifliu's Buttery, we cutno 011 llto Wariontun irnpike. and brought up in the rear of the I-'nurie nth 'gitnent of Hr< oklyn. who, mistaking us for rebels. Hied volley, into us which thr-w lis into confusion, linn; mtely alter the tiring we charged on a woods, mot then uerged on a hill in the op n tiro of Iheenetny. Tills Miti'tn we bold half an hour or more, wjn-u the enemy it i ungc of us and poured tlieir deadly grape and canister nongst us, and we had to retreat to tho rear of the oods. A PRIVATE OK THE EIGHTH. BROOKLYN NAVY YARD. The work at tlie Navy Yard is progressing steadilylie National Guard has been hauled out into tho stream, adv for departure. Tlie Nightingale, J. ('. Kuhn and i Putnperu will soon leave. Those four vessels have all i u purchased by government, ntul have been fitted out crniseT*. They are each pierced for fit guns, but m y stily four (thirty-two) pounders a piece, th-ingh, ' eourre, by drifting c no of tbn guns three can lie used i i tie side. Tho Jtontieello lias nil Jici guns lukei <-n card and mounted. They are live in number?two heavy id two light thirty-two pounders, and a ten-inch pivot in forward. When tlie neco-sary repairs and.dteia i its have been completed the .Moiitleello will be In a giily c llicient itale for s-rvice. Nothing n- ins to bo anting but n serviceable rilled c annon lor 'ong range, r wlileh. perhaps, the heavy ten inch gun might be .riotously exchanged. / / \ ) II ii 1 AY, AUGUST 15, 1801. llV'PGRTAUT PfiOM MlttOU Additional Particulars or the (* Battle Near Springfield* THE POSITION OF GENERAL SIE< Names of Union Officers Killed Wounded, &c., &c.. &c. Roma, Mo., August 10,1 The following additional account of the battle nt S Held is furnished by ,iu eye witness, who left Sprii on Sunday morning and came through to this pi horseback. Our army marched out of Springfield on Friday o\ only 5,600 strong, the Homo Guard remaining ai place. Our forces slept on the prairie a portion c night, ami about sunrise on Saturday morning dr tho oiltnosta of the enemv unit noun al'tnr Hie nll.i, came general. The attack war made In two columns by Generals and Hturgis, C!en. Siegel loading a llanking force of one thousand men mid four guns ou the south < enemy's camp. The fight rayed from sunrise until one or two o'cl the afternoon. The rebels, in overwhelming force,cl Copt. Tutten's battery threo dielinet times, but wi pulsed with gieal slaughter. (len. Lyon fell early in tho day. He had beet vioualy wounded in tholeg.aud hud a horse shot under him. The Colonel of one of the Kansas regiments havii come disabled, the boys cried out''General, you eon lead us on," He did so, and. ut ouce putting him front, ami while ehcering the men on to the eharge, i ed a bullet iu the left breast, ami fell from his borsi was asked if ho was hurt, and replied, "No, not n but in a few minutes he expired without u struggle. Gen. Siegel had a very severe struggle, and lost of his four guns. His artillery horses were shot it harness, and the pieces disabled, lie endeavored t them oil" with a number of prisoners ho had lake was finally compelled to abandon tliem, tlrst, liov spiking the guns aud disabling the carriages. About one o'clock the enemy seemed to l>e in groi order, retreating and getting tire to their truiii n| gage wagons. Our forces were too much fatigued a up to pursue, go the battle in ly be considered a draw The following is a partial list of the killed and wo on our side;? ('.upturn Ciratz (Query. \Y. C. Gantt), of the Flit

souri, wus killed. Ceneral Sweeney was wounded in the leg. Colonel Mitchell, of the Kansas Volunteers, was s< ly wounded. Captain Hummer, of the regulars, was wounded. Giplnin Miller, of tne Missouri First, was ser wounded. Cnptuiu Catcmlcr was wounded in the shuuldc rode back on a horse from the battle field to Spring!) Capt. Hurke (Query, IV H. Beck), was sllghllj wot Colonel Ilitzler was wounded in the left leg, i pursing through it. Captain McFarUn, of the Kansns First, was wot supposed mortally, his skull being fractured. The follow ing lieutenants, belonging to tbe Kansns were killed:? l ieutenant U. C. Agnail, of Compauy K , L. I.. Joi Cuptuin Walker's eompauy; Puer anil MeGonug Captain MeCook's company, f.ieutenant R. A. Barker was shot in tiie left hand The Missouri First and the Iowa Piist suffered tbe Ceneral Price was not killed. There m re rum the Ucld 'hat lieu McCulloch was killed, but the denied it. On Saturday night Pr. Menrher nnd others of our went back with ambulances to the buttle field, Springfield, to see about tbe killed uud wounded, found the enemy 011 the field, end were considc treated. Gen. Lyon'1; body bad been treated with respect, and wus brought Irack with some of the wo to Springfield. Major Slorgls took command on the battle lteli me ueatu 01 uenerai i.yon. (.ei.erai Mogei toon mand idler the battle. Our loss is variously ostium from one hundred and fifty to three hundred killed several hundred wounded. The enemy's loss is pla two thousand killed and wounded. Our hoys about une hundred horses of Iho enemy. The t canted two flags, the rebel one and the Stars and St Gen. Siegel marched back to Springfield in good < after perfecting his arrangements, gathering the ha* blowing up what powder he could not carry, and do mg other property which he did not w ish should fal the hands of the enemy. lie left Springfield ou Sunday night and encn thirty miles this side of that place, the enemy not suing him. The only hostility observed during the day v.a Qring of muskets from a distance at the rear guard. General Siegel is confident ho could have held S| field against the force he had engaged hut he was li of reinforcements to the enemy from ihe southwest that his line of communication to Holla would he cut General Lyon began the atiuck upon the recel intelligence that the enemy were expecting reinforcet from General Hardee's column, which was approa from the southeast. A portion of the arUllery of the enemy was adini served. The lire of the rebel infuulrn was also severe. The Springfield Home Guards were not In the They, with a large number of citizens of Springflel in General Slegel's camp. It was thought that Genera! Siegel would full ha futlher than Iwbunon, where reinforcements would bitri. mitt^ vrtiTL' n?Aif nr i C"!iT\T/irrA\r tnb ?>c<nn rnua nAoniniuu.^i. Washington, August 14,1 The details received here of the recent engagerm Southwestern Missouri, show o clean victory fc L'ulon forces against tremendous odds. The rotir of General Siegol u|ion Ko'lu is regarded a.s another r stroke of generalship. Springfield is situated in air level country, and affords no opportunity for deferssmall force against un overwhelmingly large one great disparity between the number of the I'nioti a ri bel forces in Southwestern Missouri occasioned hcnsioiis that the foi mer might be surrounded, b success of the gallant dash made by Generals Lyu Siegel, enabled Hu m to withdraw their forces In from their exposed position. It is said by those w fimillar with General Slegel's mode of fighting th lias won all his battles by retiring before the em u i choosing his own opportunity to attack and defeat Tito following official despatch \vu received ln-< j the War lieparttneut, show ing that the melaiu holy j ment of General Fremont, announcing a rever.-oa; treat, was uncalled for, when in (act our troops re; I the enemy, destroyed their wagons and camp equ I and "Oly returned to Holla to innke a Junction w tl I On* IIl'lllS, o i'ldllHl 111" "III 111 I .tun itiumi m II III 1 numbers than was suin ool The grcuicon! exists here In General .SiegcHtvho now command* who, with the reinforcements already sent him ? he sent, will he able to "loan out Missouri. Th of discipline prevails among bis troops. sir. iiot'tJ, August 14, 1 T<> Thomas A. Scott. Assi taut Si enmry oi War:? The despatch'^ bom this city this morning etui Springfield liuttie to Iruv" he 11 a siruiglit out victi Hi" I'nion forei s. <?ur army occ ipioil the enemy's hurried their tents and baggage . ami then retired to the possibility ft being cut oit. in enemy m ? have siill"i"<l gn at loss. especially ..raong tho i-m. and Tennessee troops. The light on our side was i made by the artillery. Yesterday and to day the weather lias been si clously eool that eilixens hat e closed their windov ttvar thick clothing. The troogp appear w ith their coats on, and arc not uncomfortable at that. N Cape May nor long II anch can produce weather h gay and festive. The ir..eps er^iynying it liugel T11E AHMY AT DAVIS CHEEK HAITI. The rcrnl terrible conleSt at Ha'is creek, at the noble General I.yon fell, was otic w< r.hy . it. a e it a i Mj | porter? of the t'n .-n. The force on the Tnion Ido had j till been weakened by (ho withdrawal of a Iftftfo body ol 1 tlirco months' men, who had returned to ?St. IiOUin to ho la muttered out of wrviee, and their places had not a-t the I it real time of ihe battl been Illicit l>> oilier troops. Some of the ; companies of the follow log regiments lind had sevoral ?f 1 m 1 their member* taken from thorn, but aeoordlug to tin' A most recent ailvircH we uro led to believe the following .It wore the principal olllcerH engugeil in tbo struggle:? tl [jri COMM AKDkllt OK Till: AKMY. < Hi4,, IIRIGAD1KK AI N All I AN If I. I .VON, I'. P. A. COMMAfibKBS OK COU MN8% . rrinripal Columu I'i Ignrticr Gen. N. Lyon. _ Second Column Ilrigadler Gen. 1'riiu/. Slcgel. i> and Third Culi,inn Mi\)or S. I>. Sti rgis, V S. A. I) if hto Guards Brigadier Gen. T.W. Sweeney.* ^ *Urtgadier Genoral Sweens J may have boon acting as I * apiaui 01 me regular army, no noiuing tout position, us * he is reported wounded. ' fr OKNKRAI. LYON'S STAFF. S< ; Aid l.ieut. Col. I F. Shepard. Ir Quartermaster- 111 i hiel Major Horace A. tenant. pring- i Body tiuard Lieutenant . \\ kitficij "i ' u | MAJOR HTl'KUIH AND STAFF. I.. ace 011 Major Commanding Satul. 1>. Sturgts, 1st cavalry. )H Acting Ass't Adj't tieneral. .('apt. Gordon Granger, Klllcs. Acting Ass't Quartermaster ening and Acting Vomtnissary p, l tliat ot' Subsistem e. l.t. J. K. Conrad, 2d infantry. t,, if tho Surgeons (Assistants) Sprague and 1 lav is. c(] OVU in HKOOLAll THOOFS. k lie ""tual force of (lie regular troops lias not yet ' r' reached New York. hut the following olllcers are known i * ? to be iu command;? 1 I Lyon Caralry. | m First regiment, Co. It Lt. Com. Cunfleld, 2d drog'us. i to ahout " Co. C ('apt. U.S. Stanley. .V * 'ho " Lieut M. .I.Kelly. K' " Co. D l.t. Com M. W. lienry, Biflos. w 1- , " Co. I ("apt. Milton T. Curr. to Second dragoons, Co. C l.t. Coin. C. II. Farrand, 1st inf. w mrged Hilles Capt. Cordon Granger. ?l re re- Artttlwy (ltyftw) Captain lames Tidleii, 2d artillery. : Captain John V.O.lhiBoia.lftth inf'try. J Lieutenant (1. 0. Sokulski, 2d drogoous. from Infant iy. ., First regiment, Co. B i apt. Clias. C Gilbert. ?Bb0. " " C Capt. II Huston..Ir. " "k 00 14 C l.ieut. ItemyC Wood. ic and " u Copt. J. B. Mummer. ' self iu Second regiment, Co F Capt. F. Steele. KrrruU*. J." Dragoons. Co.? Lieut. Sanfo-d, 1st regiment. f. Ho Hi lies. Co? Capt. Elliott. . lueli " Fourth artillery, Co? Limt. W. L. I/ithrop. h FIRST MlSFOl'ltt Y0I.INTEER8. ,( l.ieut. Col. Comiuuudiiig....G. L. Andrews.* .(l miTO Major i.ieui. sooneiu, vj. o. a. I i their Captain?. ? i.....i Company A Frank H. Mauler. "uul ? B KSextn. n, but c G. Hurry stowo. rever, " H I hurlog An lortjon. ?i " K V. B. Bcrk.f ,, i' F W. C. linutt.^ at dig- '? G < Inlay otle(Id) J, H. Cavruder. ,1, r bag- " H Theodo eYute*. j,, B(l c' I (Carondolet)....Madison Miller. none, *Fiank 1'. Hlair, Jr., in llic Colonel of tbiu regiment, but jj, muled had not yet rejoined hi* command glnco bin retuiu front w his Congressional duties. tCupluMi Oral*. of the First Missouri, Is re|iortod killed, ,,, it Mis" and Captain ltiiike wounded; doubtless Captains Gunll uul Book are inuuul in the despatch. SECOND M1SSOI HI VOI.l NTEEKS. dt irloug" Colonel Henry Boornsteiu.* to Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Fehaefer. ?| Major P. J. Osterhau*. un Surgeon Frnest Schmidt. M. D. IP iously Assistant Surgeon Charles t ook. M. D. in Quartermaster I'. \V. Schmidt. to Cajttain. <!> t, but Company A..,, F. J.Kohr. In ..i.i " " B T. Tranemlcht. ai ?< C J. Jaeeklln. tr tntlfil. ,, j, T winsbeckr. In a bull " E...J A. 8. Hoernatcin. s| " F I-mil. lU'bhan. Ti " (s Geo. Weckerlln. pi indcd, u H... Herman Brttdel. u " I Const. Ilaessler. fx jTjrf,l " K Otto Schadt. V ' * Colonel ltocrnstrjn s< nie time since, while at JelTi rsou City, resigned bis commission, but was strongly rcqucsto I -i ne?, of by his command to again resume the rank. Whether ho lit on. of sub-equently Joined the exis'ilition or not is not certain y b u.-o. i tuiued: if, however, he rofused the odor, the com t" inaiid would have devolved on l ieutenant Colonel Sella.' <di for. most- TUIItll MISSOCRI VOLtNTKKRS. ?' Colonel ll.tssetideubol. I'" Lieutenant Colonel If u koll. mi rebels Adjutunt Lieuianant Tonkin. Quartermaster C. E. Nt.u k. armv Burgeon Dr. Boeder. Ordiiuuee tlllicer F. Kocrner. '""u Caphiitu. They Company a. lntatitry tteiiry it.suop. " B, inl'untry H. Conrutli. J '< C, infantry Cramer. undcd " E, artillery Wilkin?. ? " F, infantry Hniuuann. " G, infantry llackmaun. I alter " JI, inlatitry J. E. Strotiiltriiauu. ill cum- " J, infantry , " K,artillery F. lCssag. Tlio artillery of tlii* regiment, i - nHlfting of (fix piece?. <li I. a:nl was mult r Clio toriifnaml til Major St hiller. Iia brilliant In ted ut kit vice at Carthago has made thin b ' I cry noted lor all >turi d FIFTH MISSOt'KJ VOM'NTKFKS. uioniy Colonel C. K. Salomon. St ripo. JUemeniRkiOotooe!. l> Wolff. irilor Major F. W. Croneubold. Capiainr. j {gage, Company A Nelson Cole. ot stroy- " B louts G. Gottsrhnlk. W i >? ? " C Frederick Salomou. . " r Charles Mi lil. 1 Vi " K ? Richardson. $t mpoJ " F lir. Arnanrt. pur. " G Charles K. Stark. or " II W. T. Hawkins. au " I C. Meisner. te K I he K Samuel llugg. FIIIST KANSAS VOLL'KTKKKS. rrltii;. Colonel lutsler. earfu 1 Lieutenant Colonel learnard. 'V* * Cajilainr. , ami Co. A, Flwooil (.iiaril Clienowortb. . off. " B, Wyainlot Compuny... R hurts. nt of " c, Phienix Gea d IkKarlaud. 1 1?, UwreueoStnbb*. F. B. Swift. nents ii Light infantry Clayton. ching " F, Scott Guard Samuel Walker. " G, Laavcnw'l* Fourtb'.ek.JcbStorkn n. . " U, Shield*Guard Daniel McCook. irably < j Steuben Guard G. Kerch. " very " K, All Hazards Fniiehild. ' SECOND KANSAS VOI.l'NTEEKk. f.i n . , Col mel Robi -t It. Mitchell. v, ? Lieutenant Colonel C. W. Illmr. ' d, arc Mi\jor W. K. Cloud. j,, Adjutant F. U. Thompson 0j et? no Quartermaster.. S. W. Eldriilgo. ,j Surgeon A. B. Mussey. meet Assistant Surireon F. I,. l'alse. Sergeant M.yor John Pratt. J" Quartermaster Sergeant.... I'. K, I.uli. j, Commissary S rgeaut 1.1'. Cuwlca. CajSains. S61. Company A Home. enl in " B McClure. ? C Hill. ,r l,ie " I) Crncklin. t( cment " E Crawford. f, naster " ^ Ay res. Cl " G KohwII. noft a ?< II MiU noil. ? c by a Cavalry, First Squadn-n. . 1 ho Captain ? Wood. n, First Lieutenant C. iNnloD. ... n'] 1110 1 Swnd Lieutenant F.. G. Pl-rce. appro- j Third Lieutenant I. C. Hunch. at the I FIRST IOWA RKGIMKKT. of if and | Colonel J. F. Hales . ' ai Lloutcnant Colonel William 11. Merritt. I w , Shyer A. H. Porter. I it: ho are Surgeon Dr. White. i fl at ho Companies. y< iv and Davenport German Volunteers. Dubuque Jackson Guard, them. Dubuque Governor's Grays. Gl lay at Muscatine Company A. Tl Muscatine Company B. ti< Masculine Company C. P' u"' ro" Hurlington German Kifles. Si pulsed Hurlington Zouuvcs. ru I p. Washington Grays. ot ' Mount Pleasant Grays. w 1 l.inn County Voluuteers. r< Inrgor tl Idetice THE UNION FORCE AT IM.OT KNOB. ; ^ !. and St. Lous, Mo. , August 14,1861. ; md to It is reported that General Hardee, with a force of ip h ?t twelve to fifteen thousand rebels, is inarching on Pilot ' V..?K TI.O 1'r.h.ri P/trt'O lit ihfli linitll iu 'itiStlit til -.1 801. sand, with eight pieces of cannon. < '< j MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED IN ST. LOUIS. J1.] Han'J'' ST. Loris, Mo., August 14,1861. I'y, avoid The following proclamation h.ia jusl ticou issued ? lllUIHjt'.ARl'XK* WkSTHKV I>KI'ARTMK\T, 1 I [' Sr. Locrs, August 14,1881. j j " 1 hereby declare and establish mirtlal lawr In the oily ^ , j ,|| ami county of St. Louis. Major J. McKinstry, United . s and Stales Army, Is appointed Provost Marshal. All orders ?vor. and regulations Issued by him will ho respected and ,, either obeyed accordingly. J. FREMONT, , u ai|- ,0 Major tionefal Commanding. j ^ Major McKinstry, the l'rovost Marshal appointed by ' n. Major Gen anl Fremont, has arrested John A. Browulee, I w K. President of the lioord of Police Commissioners of this ! J1 whi 'h city. and appointed oi his place Basil iHike. The laws of | rj su;r city and State will ho executed without change. v \ JL D. PRICE TWO CENTS. (iENEHAL MEN. MiCUI.LOCII, In couiioclioii w jtIi iIn* report- <1 death of this somewhat iii'in- personage. nt 111" battle of Pavia' cr. ek, Missouri, in follow inn fl;otoh of blDi will be found Intercutinp:? * en.Tal M- I'ulloeh was born In Rutherford county Ten lu lsi t ilia fu titer j Alexander McCulloeh, wat? el Oim\i to tienernl Co flee, and fought under ttencrul icksolt ill the battle of Taliugodu, Tnlltthusaco mid Horse ioo, dur ng I lie Creek war. Ills father emigrated to corgia" lieu, was v<ry young, and Ben. was kept at boo) In 1'ei.nerHoe until ho was fotirtoeli years old. Her itile Ben. was kept hunting until he was near twen' one. At that time the hoars wore bo had in Tennessee .at the settlers could not raise their hogs. Hunting -am ill t ho cane required much caution, and if n man's Ill run|i|ivil 110 I0SI IU8 Dfi'tiliIUSt. Young McCullOCh oqunitly killed as many as eighty bears dm ing a sen in, arid liewr less than twenty In tho (Snirse of a wlnir. This life gave him a taste for wild adventure, ami hen he liooume of ago he determined to go on an expo tinn to the Kocky Mountains, ami left his lioino, for St. ails, to join u company ol trappers. Ho arrived loo te, liowevi r. and likewise failed in juiuiug a company of una Ko traders. !ln returned home, and soon al ter called on Colonel iviil Crockett, who wii i making np#n expo lilt n in g<> Texas to take part in the revolution. Tlio win lo mthwcut at thai timo was alive willi I dings of sympa y for the Texans. and men wore daily Mo. king toti eir iidurd. Nueogdoehes was up|H'inlod the place of nil izvous from which the exped,lion was to siarl and irisiinns of Hie year 1 h.'Ja wa. named for the uuy of ding, when, i s "Old Iktvy " expressed it, they were make iln ir Christmas dinner oil the Inimp of a Inillulo. rCulioeli again arrived Iihi Into, and lindiug the |?irty uio he priM ii'iled on by himself to the iivi r llru/os, here he was taken sick, and lie did m>t n cover until ofr the full of tlie Alnmo, McCiilloch's disappointment as veiy great at not hi ingul lu to oin the gallant b.uid ' patriots, bill ii afterwards proved very fortunate for iiii. lor Colonel Trav Is, after having sustained u siege of lirteen day x. with only 18:) Ti x ms against s'flntn Anna's riny, fell with Ills brave little baud, after having killed to of the enemy. JJcCullorli, on joining the Texan army under (ten. Sum ousten, wns m signed to the artillery, and made eaj tain agun. Ho served gallantly ul the battle of Kan .la ii?'i, where Santa .tuna was taken prisoner, and Inn my of 1,600 men killed or taken prisoners. MeCnllocb leewards settled in tionzules county,Texas, and was em i, yed on i he f i on tier suiv ylng and locating lauds. Mfc eipieutly led the wild border scouts against the Indians id Mix leans which service he entered before the celornted Jui k H iys. lie also distinguished himself at iho it tie of lTunih Creek ill a light with the Indians, who at ic time burned and sacked the town of I.imivillc. He ined the expedition against Mier, but, not agreeing witli if pans i'i inc icuucrs, lie returned m mo before the .lii, ami fftfiipcU ihf crufl hardships and imprisonment llint ci'iunminl, which hail sum ndored to the pertinns Ampulla. Win 11 the war broke out with Mexico ho rallied n blind Texan warriors on the hunks of the Uiiudaloii|ie, and t out |or lb" scat of war on the Iiio (Jamie. Tlio om tiiv arrived four ilavs after the buttles of I'alo Alto and ie Kcsaeu. His company was accepted by (ienoral Tnyr, Mini lie was afterwards employed ill the daring scout g expedition towatds Monterey, in which buttle, as well that of Ibiena Vista, he woa ioi|H-rlyhalile renow n. Ho ii rwnrds joined (lencral sjcott a aitny. and eoutinued itli it to the conquest of the city of Mexico. Kor his illatil services lie was honored with a national reputa i n, and theoftlcc of I'niled States Marshal of Texas was ven >imi by President I'ioree. Win o.Mr. Buchanan decided t<r send an army to put w 11 telH'llion in I*utli lien. Met'clinch was, to the us iiisiinieut of all seriously thinking men In the country, ipiinted OUe of the peace couililissioners to Salt l-uke, id m that capacity made, at the expense of the federal i\ eminent. a passage across the plains utid buck. Well caning folk got the. ulvu that the Major was to lie undo iverlurr of I tali, and it was thought, tint bis unlccu uls lilted linn lor the presumed rough work he would ivo in bringing the Mormous to a sense of propriety, nl therefore his u| |ioinlni'nl as Uonituissioner, his paid ism at the time liciug uniloubtod. was every where tiled with delight. 1l is. now presumable tint as a eonlirntor ngiiiust the country lie was sent out by Meters, " nilis Floydaud others 10 cxuinln?ourSouthern located ut*11 amis and prepare th.- way fur their proposed Mixre by the roilon States?for Mei'uljtxh did nothing us ace voiniuissloiirr, but del intieli in obsei \ ing lliings In w Mexico and elm where in his "divergent travels." General McCulioch was married three or four yours nee, and a cliurnctoiistiu story is told of liitn alien Ins st child, a bay, was horn, that he insisted, Pi tin-gn at irror of his yiicng wife, in having the youngster ehrisnoil -Haifalo Hump," In honor of a particular friend, on I Indian chief of that unique name. The General is a thin, spare lean, of great muscle and tivity and :s umv about forty seven yoarH ot age. Ho ' I " . a a uui.i .oiu . 'nil icons III ins imiktk. Willi OH nir nl <ll(lli|i iicl\ He in very cool. ami determined btuvory, ami if mil dead, lr; jet young ough to add considerably to his r pulutlon us;. s..| er. NEWS FROM BOSTON. Bosthn, August 14, 1801. W. II. Halm. and CharlcR M. Hewitt have boon or* sh'd charged with inching volunteers in i.-sui liUKQitr regiments now in camp to join the New ark Irish hi igudc. Walsh was required to give boll In in s lit of $5 uOO and llewi.t *1 ,000, to answer beforo io lu,tod .Stutcs l omntissiouer. A large number of solo's have hoen hit': cud to desert by oilers ol' 45 (o #20 mmy and a free passage to New York. THE VA.VDERBII.T STEAMSHIPS. >ME OF TI1E KKASOSff WHY T11B SOl'THEUN Bl.Ot'KAOl* IS NOT EFFICIENT. Hhkvibikt liners. August ID. 186!. Dkar Sib?hi the New York Trihunr ol Hih morning I mer\<> tho following telegraphic aiinuinieemeiit from tishinglon:? < . inmodo.a Vanderbill s ts tho value of the steamer \ [uahM hilt at |C0n.000. The Navy DeparUnent offers loo 000." I do not understand from what source tin- statement.^ igln. tes. On th 14*It day of M.y lust?three months" 0 to morrow?I received from you tho following lei Nkw Y. bk, Muy 14, 1861. 1 K jt Nut?lining irifoimeil that you arc about aSlng a visit to Wu. hingten, I tike tho liberty of king the favor of you to lay before tho governmeut e inclosed proposdsiu, which 1 addressed to the in. tiidonn Welles Secretary of the Navy, titnlcr ite of tho 20!li nit. To this proposition | "hnve re Ived no replv . and 1 ultrihule this to tho multip a rty business which ha." utigi ss at the uttention of Ihe las rtmut. You are authorized to rem w this proposition, itli sueli i.ildltions thereto as nre herein after set forth, del u great desire that this government nould have tl,? earner Vanderbilt, us she is acknowledged to bo us tine ship as Coats Ihe oreau. atnl, in consequence of her cat speed and capacity , that, w ith a proper armament, in would he of more cthc.eut service in kceplngoitr const car of piratical vessels than any other ship. Therefore, in ar' a thnrizod to say iu my behalf that the govern nl can lake this ship, at a valuation to he determined . the Hon. Robt. K. Stockton, of New Jersey ftin? only i 1'oinmodor. of the Navy). and any two Commodores in io service, to b" select d by tho government; and if lis will not answer, will the governm nt accept her as a resent from their hutnblc servant? The Atlantic and Pa (lc Steamship Company have authorized me, as their resident, to offer to this government ihe following steam rs, viz.:? Hie Ocean Queen, of 2,802 tens, Is new and complete in very respect. The Ariel. 1 .800 tors, in flue condition. Tin-new iron steamship < ham;.ion, built in 1850,1.420 ins. drawing a very light draught of water, say seven ot light and twelve feet deep laden; carries sufficient .aI to carry her twenty llv.- days. Also, the steamer Daniel Webster, 1,086 tons, drawing light draught of water, say ton feet laden. The pricepf either or nil of said steam tp 1 am likewiso ithorizcl to submit to the declsi n of tho Hoard of Contusion - named ubovo. I am Induced to innke this comlunication? because I am desirous or protecting the govnnient against spec.ilutive attempts to take advantage ,f it. i*, ..Kti W s jinri nlxi to miiko it known tlint tlioru vessels of n capacity to ini'M all their rispiirements, lijcli ecu lie obtained without resorting to hclongin , t i/ciih of the so called "Confcdci ale States,'- or to ins" sailing under a foreign llat;. Very respectfully, ur obedient servant,* f. VAN'DKKlilLT. \\ llARit.t-rr, Ksi|. A copy of this letter 1 promptly laid before the Hon. Idi on We'.les, Secretary of the Navy, at Washington, linking that some of tfie ships, the ticcan tjiioon In parcular. might bo wanted for iminediate transport pur'?es, 1 tc?'k another copy to the Hon. Mm n Catucou, icret.u y of War. I have In a told at 111" Navy Hep.irt tii that the government would cot ace. pl the pre- nt n ship, but would like to buy tin; Vanderbilt it a price in Id lie agreed up >n. To suclt remarks t have uniformly piled tlmt the price eoald no' for a moment stand in le way. There could !> no possible difficulty about at. It might be determined iu the mode Indicated i your letter to me, or by three appraisers, all to bo Hied by the government. I said to the Secretary, y.hi ran have any or all of these lit e steamships at ur own price. You may up|ioint all the appraisers lurseif. You may name three CoiiiuhkJoi es. ihrco tval constructors, one commodore and two naval instructors, or one commodore, one naval constructor id one merchant. All that Comtiiodoro Vanderbilt retircs or desires is, tlmt you select good, honest men. noose tin tn all yuursclf. He does not even wish that ?' 1 -Il'i'lMl IHKe 11 Mllyir I1IKII !H u IH.-II.IM wer anowu <> t ii." I have sought t) change the oiler into every form, io inos1 fuir an 1 liberal that could be conceive*! of: .nai i render h audi that its acceptance by tin' government onld meet the approbation of evetjr "man in the t'nioal tales. I remain, very respectfully yours. Va.VDKKBii.r. Commodore. IV. O. HAKTI.KTT. N'gw York, August 13. 1161. Iitt.ttt Sir:?Your favor of this 'late is received. In ?;il.v I have to say that I have never Uxotl any price p-n the Yunderbilt, since my communication to you of a: 14th nt May last, nor did f "list ''-i my self at liberty iilo so. Itiasnmcb as l led oil'--! tsl tier to the government L the valuation 'I '1 -iife.'? ste I uion. 1 feel thai sho oitltl bo a treat on. n? il I navy. ami as our govern lent decline ?e< pi In.: .e-r ?r a present, her price ti< il.l o ih tcrniln. ! by I- :niy re; j?ci table, fair and ll-.i -.table I'll. \? ? W. U. ltAhUL i, : C. VANDKKr-U.T.

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