Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 18, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 18, 1861 Page 1
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\ TI TVTIOLE NO. U108. THE REB?LL!Oft Interestme: News fro: Washington. THE MILITARY COURTS MARTIi SEIZURE OF ARMY STORES PROCLAMATION OF JEFF. DAY Unionists Allowed Forty Da; to Leave the Rebel States. TIIE WAR IN MISSOUK Details of the Great Datt Near Springfield. PARTIAL LIST OF THE RILLED AXD WOUND] Seizure or Fifty-eisht Thousand Dc lars at St. Genevieve. THE THREATENED ATTACK ON FORTRESS MONR The Massachusetts Ranks ai the Government Loan. Obsequies of Colonel Farnham, the Fire Zouaves, a. ?- ~ IK', AC., ?Coca SPECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES Washington, August 1", 1801 MATTETIS IN WASHINGTON. To day has been one of the most quiet. Idle sort cf d ver experienced In Washington. Every one is on fwi vim for news. AH expect something startling, but ens knows anything. Many are waiting anxiously for teUlgcnco from the Potomac flotilla, which it was cxp< ed would to-dny engage the rebel butteries at Aquta. Cr nd Math ins Point. Great credit is duo to General Porter for his indofati ble industry and energy in enforcing discipline and | erving order. Under his regulations the city is entir free from any of the sources of complaint which wer little while ago too numerous. TlIE CASE OP MK. FAULKNER. Ex-Minister Kaulkner is not, ns has been stated. mer detained as a hostage for the return of Messrs. Harris i Ifngraw, who went to the rebel camp for the purpnei recovering the body of the late Colonel Cameron, but good ami satisfactory reasons to the government, ap from any such considerations. MOVEMENTS OP THE REBEL FORCE?. The rebel forces liavo nearly all fallen back to Fair Court House, thus widening the distance separating hostile forces. The pickets of both armies, however, eupy nearly the same advanced positions as herotofen ATTENTION TO BE PAID TO SPIES AND SUSPECT PERRONS. Having taken measures to insure better discip] and subordination among the troops, the tention of the military authorities is now reeled towards tlio swarm of rebel spies in midst. A strict survei'liuce of suspected perse greater caution In referenco to permits, and m tringeot measures in regard to the communication of telligcnce to the enemy, will complete tlio salutary formation?; already begun. THE GENERAL COURT MARTIAL. Tho general Court Martial, now in session, is com-> >s as follows:?General George A. Modal'. General llu King, General NT. P. Cough, Colonel R. T. Taylor, T? -t third Now York : Colonel H. Writing, mud Venue Colonel D. E. Sickles, First regiment Excelsior Brigs Colonel S. G. Simmons, Fifth Pennsylvania; Colon' 1 Kri Whfaton, Second Rhode Island; Colonel Charles pevc Fifteenth Massachusetts; Lieutenant Colonel \Vm. Pwif First regiment Excelsior Brigade; I.iemonant Colonel N.Hyde, Third Vermont. Captain Henry J. Biddlo, istnnt Adjutant (Joneral of United States Volunteers Judge Advocate. The court to-day disposed of somo unimportant, eai The mutineers of tho Highlanders were to be broil before tho court to-day. SEIZURE OF MEDICAL AND MILITARY STORKS. A quantity of medical nnd military stores 01 roult the rebels in Virginia, were seized to day by adetaclin of the First Pennsylvania reserve, stationed at Annap Junction, 'iliey were captured at Phelps Cross Itw bout five miles from tho Junction. They are tiniated to be worth fivo thousand dollars. T were purchased in Baltimore for parties in Riehmt and paid for out of a Richmond draft. The Ik. were marked, "Glass?this side up.'' They were In wagons?one driven by u negro and the other by a i named Brummcll, who was to receive one hundred fifty dollars for conveying them safely to Pope's cri Ho bad in bis possession a largo number of letters dressed to persons in the rebel army. Ho has made a tailed statement of all the circumstances, giving d and names, which will aGOrd u clue to other irnjior investigations. RESIGNATION OF COLONEL JAMESON?MORE 1IISSA FACTION. Onlonel Howard, of tho Third Maine regiment, present commander of tho Eighth Brigade of the T1 division, was recommended by tho Maine delegation in I Cress for tho position of Brigadier General. He had largest number of votes; Col. Jameson had the next big UMIIU'C, , ?UI| JIICJ.M I i IULC, ?l| .Mtlll'*, ll.l'l Ulliy Mim V Notwithstanding all this Major Prince has received appointment, and Colonels Howard and Jameson I been ignored. Colonel Jameson has resigned. Col Howard is more patriotic, and remains in tho sort and is doomed worthy to command a brigade, while rank and pay are withhold, from him. and a subc nate officer, it Is said at tho suggot of Governor Washburn, is allowd to Jump him. 6 action is not encouraging to men who behaved tt elves as well 03 Colonels Howard and Jameson did at battle of Bull run. Colonel Howard graduated at 1 Point, at the head of his class, and has sinco been a fcRftpr there. General McDowell became acquainted ' bis knowledge of military affairs soon after his arr here, and observed the excellent discipline of his 1 ment, and accordingly placed him in command of Third brigade, Colonel Heintzelman's division. He Isco been changed as announced above. Such a should not be Ignored. SATISFACTORY RKSl'LT Of OF.S. MF.tfl'S VISIT TO N YORK AND PHILADELPHIA. Much good is likely to tysnlt l'rotn the visit of Quai master Gen. Meigs to .Vcw York and Philadelphia. ( plaints are constantly being received hereof the gi .> est Injustioc dona to bidders by contractors and 0 parties in the awarding of cootracls for clothing, Thefrequency of those complaints, and.the reliitlile son from which they come, have induced Gen Meigs to 1 these Cities for tho purpose of personally Inquiring the alleged abuses on tho part of the6o officials. 1 Meigs is determined that, as far as ho can effect it shall bo fairly dealt with. We trust, if t charges are well founded, an exposure unquestionably ho mado. In tho matter of suppli army shoos, numbers already mado have I fibred at fair prices by manufacturers whose usual 1 IE WE -v _ | fot hag been cut off hy tlie suppression of trade with the |lj Sfcuth. General Meigs insists Unit these shoes shall be purchased without waiting for then to he manufactured by new contractors. PAYMENT OK TKOOPS. The New York Thirty tlrst regiment was paid off toll! day, and tho Paymasters are watting company officers of the Excelsior, (Sickles) brigade, to iiorfect their pay rolls, to commence paying itoff. HKBKL8 MAHCUINQ WITHIN TUBES MILKS OK Ol'B L1MKS. 1 An observation made from tho dome of the Seminary, ' _ hack of AL-vnnrtriii VABtes.luv afternoon. disclosed tile t fact that a largo body of rebels waa marching down the f Loetsburg road within throe miles of our lines. ' BOABT1NG OF TIIK REBELS. ' One of the modes the rebels liuvo of making capital 8 is to boast of successes that have been achieved only in - their own imagination. They arc still bragging about ** their capture of Sherman's battery at Bull run, and not' ' withstanding Sherman's battery, without the loss of a ' single gun, is here complete ans safe, they have induced < yg many to believe that it fell Into their bands. 1 FARADS Ok' A COMPANY OP T|IB PENNSYLVANIA LIGHT ARTILLERY. 6 One company of the Pennsylvania Light Artillery pa. a rnded on tho uvenue this afternoon. It presented a very t soldierly apiiearance, and an unexpected regularity and < precision in its movements. , I APPREHENSIONS ABOl'T TIJE RTKAMER CITY OP BAL- e TIMORE. Tlie delay of tho steamer City of Baltimore, duo hero c from Old Point Comfort on Wednesday last, has occasion- * od apprehensioii that she may havo fallen into the bauds t of the enemy. \ EC. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. t Washington, August 16,1861. Jtrriiat at Washington fnM Ruhmtmi of Pritrmm on ?1_ rasolt?Capture of Or. Lewis, uf the Second Wisconsin? " Incident* Attending (he Arrest?Horrors of the Bat'l* s Field?lA/ve of the Union Strong in Death?Treatment of j the Wuumted at /iiehmotid, ifc., <tc. R Among the Uhion prisoners taken at the Bull run battle, # and recently released uixm tlietr parole by the rebel authorities at Richmond, was I>r. J. M. I<ewis, the princl- (Mil surgeon of tlio Second Wisconsin regiment. Hear- ' rived in this city on Wednesday last in company with several fellow prisoners. The doctor was captured while In the act of treating his wounded, and although he saw tlio enemy approaching, after the retreat of our troops began, and notwithstanding the solicitation of many of t q? iiis friends to escape, ho boldly proclaimed Uiat lie j would not desert his wounded, but their fate should bo bis. As the sweep of oliarging rebel caval- p ry approached blm, being uniformed similar to the t rebel troops, he allowed no sign of trepidation, t and tfio troppers passed him in charging our tronpe. In a few minutes a body of rebel infantry 1 approached where the doctor stood, the commanding olllccr of whom, not suspecting ho was addressing a Union officer, said to tho doctor, <'Xhoso d?d Yankees have s ,B been giving us h?U." "No," replied tho doctor, "you i tl have been giving us a pretty smart drubbing. ' The f rebel officer was taken aback by the reply, and informed 0 -HO s r * 1 the doctor that ho was a prisoner, at tho same time v t. taking the doctor's pistol out ol' his breast pocket. The * eck doctor wafl then conveyed to Boauregard's assistant, c Adjutant General Chisholm, who was in proximity to i< where the scene described took place. When the latter li |re ofljeer learned that his prisoner was a doctor, he dis- c ,ely mounted his horse and wrote a permit for the latter to c e a attend to the wounded men of big (the doctor's) regi- ( mcnt. He subsequently received a letter from Beauregard to tho rebel medical director, permitting him to , treat the wounded in the hospitals established after the ^ battle. Dr. Lewis was on tho battlo field sevo- t , ral hours after the battle terminated, and n b or |. draws a heart sickeniug picture or what he saw* " Tho deoil, dying and wounded lay around him in every conceivable po.-ture. Tho dead?somo had a ghastly look, as though their death must bavo been painful, whilo j, others lay in natural postures, with arms folded, with au ^ apparent smile on tho face, as though death had leen easy. Tho moans of the dying wore such as to unman the stoutest heart. Some poor fellows w re unable to utter an audible word, but groaned incessantly; others lED cried out for water, others uttered patriotic sentiments of j. love lor tho Union; and many a poor fellow received at death while asking to be remembered to some loved one at home. Our informant states very omphatically that tho eremv attended to their own deal, dvinu and our * " wounded first, and then did what they could for ours. ?ns, . After (lays' detention at Manassas the doctor wan taken ore I to Richmond, whither such wounded were convoyed aft rp were able to he moved there. The Union prisonc:" were placed in hospitals separate from the rebels, and wore attended by their own surgeons. Tins s ( list of wounded and prisoners has already been published In the Hkrai.ii. Doctor I.'wis states rod that he observed uo distinction in the treatment and diet '* of our wounded prisoners and the wounded of the rebels; but that the hospital diet was not of that character u? to ink 'lHPLSt in any great degree patierits sulforing from sup' c puratcd wounds. The wounded had no porter or beef- f steak or other diet usually prescribed for wounded men, ' '"li but were fed chiefly on meagre soup, containing little or R. no nourishment, 'hie doctor is of opinion, from what he ; saw. that tho enemy's loss in the h.attlo of Hull run was much larger than our own. On the road from Richmond s > 's to Norfolk the doctor and his companions were subject ( to the jeers and threats of people as they passed from station testation, but no attempt at persona] viol-nee was exhibited. ignt When Dr. Lewis arrived hero he Immediately visited his regiment at 1-ort Corroran. When he was lirst ob- 1 served by his men they sent up a wild hurrah of joy, seizing htm bodily and hugged and kissed him, as if ho v ! for were their benefactor. The regiment thought the doctor , icnt was kd'ed in tho light, as they had heard no tidings from j hliu since the retreat of onr'troops. The soldiers, one and j all, declare that the doctor was one of the pluckiest men ] *ls> on tho battlo Held. and stood up manfully treating the , op. wounded in the midst of a storm of bullets. ,n,';V PEACE MEETING IN LOUISVILLE. ' ,xes{ Louisville, Ky., August IT, ISfil. two A peace meeting, called by prominent rebels for this mil evening, was held at the Court Hops-'. As the crowd miil entered the hall many were singing the "Star Spangled ' Banner." 1 a(] .lames Speed,Unionist, was called to the chair, and 1 (Ip James Trabite, secessionist, also nominate.) by the ( ates persons calling tho meeting. A division of tho Rouse took ' ta[]t place, when Speed was declared elected. The secession ists, numbering a hundred, then withdrew, shouting for the Southern confederacy. < Speeches were made by Messrs. Speed, Wolfo, Il-irlan I an,l and others, and the resolutions wcie adopted with hut 1 ,jr(j one disscuting voice. (y,n. The preamble and resolutions am as foil- \vp ? t[10 The preamble sets forth, tint there is t^y mistaking the s poeltlonof Kentucky in th< sent civil war, as she is t 'lrst' unalterably for peace. otc. Resolved That, while thia State desires to he Iron to (j10 the Union, she also desires lo have peace with all the States. i lav" Resolved, That we earnestly desire the restoration of l one! pcaqp to evry part of our beloved country, and as the ,jc0 speediest anil surest mode of effecting that result, we ap ' ' ' peal for a cessation of the war new being made on the ( th'' I'ne n. I irdi- Resolved, That we behold in a dissolution of the Union ition a remedy for no evils, but an aggravation of all. ( | Resolved, That we do not sec how pear.e, enduring and ] ,BC'1 substantial, is to be attained by the establishment of two icm independent governments within the present Union, .the Resolved, That we deprecate the attempt being made ' to produce by force a disruption of the Union. i Resolved. That for tho purpose of restoring peace all ( Pro- patriotic men abandon the sectional parties at the North With and at the South, aud that tho rights of the government . should not be abandoned while it dictates to armed re' bellion. regi- Resolved, That the neutrality of Kentucky but foretbo shadowed her love for peace, and that ail negotiations . looking to the constitutional settlement of all sectional s differences, and to the preservation of the Union, shall , man have her hearty co-operation. Resolved, That we are unwilling that any foreign ' power shall own tbo mouth of the .Mississippi river or IKW any ports of tho Union, ami therefore arc lutalternhly ' opposed to a dissolution of the Union?that we are for tor- our country,now and forever, whether assailed by foreign <>m- or domestic enemies. ogs- The resolhtions were unanimstisly passed by the crowd, ther wh0 1'1C lia" 10 overflowing. Ac. XIIE SIXTEENTH MASSACHUSETTS KE'Hreos MENT. i-'8'1 Boston. August 17,1t61. into Xlie Sixteenth Massachv.i't's regiment, Colonel \Sv oen. man, will leave Camp Cameron at noon to-day, march 'a" to Boston, and proceed. via l all river and New York, to 1 hese tjj0 scat 0f war ] will Boston?P. M. ftng The Sixteenth regiment left at 3 30 P. M via Kail River. )een A regiment of cavalry is being raised in Massachusetts i nar- for the war. w YO NEW YORK, SUNDAY NEWS FROM THE REBEL STATES. Immediate Advance of the Rebel Army on tile Relay House?The Attack on Washington?Proelamutlon of Jeff. Ds- I wis?The Unionists Allowed Forty Days | to heave the Rebel States, Af. ? locumua, Kv., August 17,1811. A young man From Richmond, of rebel proclivities, ap- , larently well informed of (be designs of ibo rebel army, ( lays Unit tliev intend an immediate advance. Ho pre- ] licts lighting at the Relay Heuso on the 18th iust.,and 'ays that the rebel army is well provided with blankets, j ko., for the campaign, and that they are in n high stato if discipline. He says that there is also a universal do- ( lire to attack Washington. I A dNpitofa from tho Nashvltlo Union and Ameriean a the Louisville Courier says that I'resident Davie has ] ssuod a proclamation ordering all residents of tho Con- r odcrato States who do not recognize tho confederacy to a !c|>art within forty day*, under pain of being condemned r dicnit and enemies. ( The same despatch corrects yesterday's despatch by t nying that a battle took place at Lovettsville, Vu , in <] itcad oflyesbarg, whorcin two hundred and fifty Union j roops and fifty reticle were killed, and uloven hun* } Ired and fifty Union troops mode prisoners, tho latter \ ml being able to rucroee tho rivor, it haviug meanwhile wollen. The Richmond Examiner says, that official sources iudl r ate that two hundred and ten thousand oonfodcrules verc tu the field at tho time of the passage of tho hill au ( hnrixiug the President to can out four hundred thousand rolunteers. i The confederate Congress haa resolved to adjourn on he lHth Inst, to meet in November next. The Richmond Despatch is advocating Norfolk as the rest Atlantic port of America. It is denied along tho Nashville Railroad that the rehel ulhorities lake money from thoso passing northward, nit it is known that thoy take alt the gold in transitu, in omc eases giving the owners curreucy therefor which is ,t a discount of at least eight per cent. THE BLOCKADE AND THE PRIVATEERS. " ' THE FR1VATEBRS AT WORK. t PinuAiiKLniiA, August 17,1861. R The Charleston Omrier of the 6th liislant announces ? ho arrival there of the officers of the bark Rnuiena of 'hlladelphla, from Ijiguayra, captured by a privateer. j The Courier also states that the privateer Jeff. Ha vis j >as cupmred a lurge Philadelphia brig from Havana, and ? alccn her into Brunswick, Georgia, in tho absence of the H dockading brig Perry. j, :UE 81111' ALLIANCE?HER PROBABLE DES- * T1NATION. 8 Bosto*, August 17,1861. c A gentleman Just arrived from St. John, N B., states f hat Uie ship Alliauce, Captain DeForrest, formerly of j liarleston, 8. C., but now under the British flag, sailed t n Holiday lost for ltavaau. Her real destination Is well 0 nown to bo Charleston. Tlie captain boasted that he j rould run tho blockade without difficulty. Her cargo fi (insists of two hundred tons of pig iron, a quantity of pig c sad, fifty carboys of quicksilver, five cases of rifles, a t arge quantity of spool cotton, pins, needles, thread, per- , ussion caps, mackerel, Ac. Mr. laifltte, of Charleston, t, anin from St. John to Portland on tho steamer Eastern c lity yesterdny. ^ THE PRIVATEER DIXIE. f Edward Gomez, steward of the schooner Mary Alien at ho timo of her capture by the rebel schooner Pixie, furii lies us with the following list of thu officers and cr w t the DWetw Thomas J. More. Master. George P. Walker, First Lieut' nant. 4 John W. Marshall, Second Lieutenant. L. P. Benton, 'lhird Lieutenant. H Charles Ware, Gunner. . George O. Gladden, Boatswain. 5 W J. Newfrllle.Ciok. i C. Butcher, Steward. { E. Morse, seaman. A. Bluett, seaman. ' J. P M. Calvo, seaman. 1 J. Ferguson, seaman. , George Samson. seumaih Frank L-.fars s im in. Antonio Pommick, s'iiman. f Mariana Baldie. seaman. Alejandro Martinolick, seaman. Dominick Snissa, seaman. John fa-al. seaman. t Juan Ver 1 era,seaman. j_ Joseph Corpa, seaman. John Glen, Reamon. Henry Fdea, seaman. John Ren in, seaman. 0. J. 11. Prince, s> anan. 0. W. Rainni. seaman. John Wooal. seaman. John Goonella, seaman. Charles Forester, seaman. C. n. Crawford, seaman. Tills list was found on board tho Mai y Alice, in th.i ab;u, after her re-capture by the Wabash, mid is suplosod to have been left there by the rebel captain, John I. Marshall, who bad been put in command of hor. Mr. Gomez says that tho privateer crew n ho wero put n charge of the Mary Alice, told him that tho rebels bad ix privateers out, which had sailed from tho port of Sharks ton alone. MORE AROUT TFTE PRIVATEERS. Kxtract from a letter dated at St. Thomas, August A, $61 ? Several confederate privateers have boon swn In those raters, and two of them, well armed and well equipped, i.avo supplied themselves with provisions; one at St. elms, Porto Rico, the other at Curacao; but up to ttiis wo lave hoard of no prizes being taken. At this moment an Imorlcan war steamer, apparently of the Northern Stabs, s coining into port. SEIZURE OF FIFTY-EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS BY UNITED STATES TB00P8. St. Louis, August 17,1801. A detachment of United States troops from Cape Gi ardeau seized Qltyeight thousand dollars belonging to he bank at St. Genevieve yesterday, by order of General Fremont, and brought it to this city to-day. It was unicrstood this money was being used, or would be used, or the benefit of tho secession cause in that section. The statement in tho lato news from California that T. C. Palmer had left that State for the purpose of taking hargo of the Commissary Department under General Fremont is untrue. Mr. Palmer lias no connection what aver w itli General Fremont. St. Louis, August 17?P. M. It appears now that tho fifty-eight thousand dollars icizcd at sst. uencvieve yesterday, was at tbo request of i ,lio directors of the parent bank here, to whom it way ransferrcd to day by General Fremont. Dospate.heH reached here to day that a train, convey ng troops over the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad, .van fired into by the rebels, near Palmyra, and one soldier killed and several wounded. General Pope immeliately sen' orders to General Hurlbut to take urli orco as be deemed necessary to Marion county, piarter them on the people, and levy contributions of horses, mules, provisions, and such other tilings as are useful to soldiers, amounting to ten thousand dollars, on the inhabitants of the county, and five thousand dollars more on the citizens of Palmyra, as the penally for this outrage. GOVERNOR JACKSON'S FORCES. Kansas City , Mo., August 17,1801. We learn from reliable sources that six hundred Slate troo|>e, widl drilled and equipped, leave Fayette, Harvard sounty to-day, with the intention of joining Governor Jackson's forces in the southern part of the State. Four hundred of them are safid to be mounted. INTERESTING FROM RALTIMORB. ARREST OK HK11KI. BRIDGE BURNERS?AN ATTACK UPON THE UNION TROOPS AT NEW CHEEK BKlllUK EXPECTED, ETC. 8ai.timoke, August 17,18C1. A letter from Westernport, Md., opposite Piedmont, dated the 13th Inst., says that the Union scouts last Sunday night succeeded in capturing three notorious rebel bridge burners at New creek. A force of eleven hundred rebels is reported near Rom ney. The Union troops are at New creek bridge, and ex poet to be attacked by them. The Unionists have been boen reinforced. A large number of fugitives from Virginia?men, women and children, in groat distress?aro daily passing through Westernport. seeking refugo RK E , AUGUST 18, 1861. NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Fortmm Monros, August 18, ) Via lUi.ntioKK, August 17,1861. J General Rutlcr yesterday assumed the respondilillity ol laying the New York regiment*. About $'20,000 luu x'cn deposited for nouiu time at Old I'oiut for tlio want ol t paymaster. The ship Fair Wind,of Boston, with a cargo of guano ens this morning towed up the Roeds by the 8. H. Spoolling in a disabled condition, .she ran ashore on Hog stand. The British brig of war Cdadiator was yesterday cruis ng off the Fa|ins. A Hag of trace yesterday conveyed Mr. Wheeler, fornerly United Siales Minister to Nicaragua, to the rebel tickets beyond Ncwinarkcl bridge. A Hag of truce is jiwt in from Norfolk, wllhCorporal Iurlbut,of the Connecticut regiment, released by the obels for bis attention to Colonel Gardiner after tho battle it Hull run. He states that a consider..blc number ol vitwBiu I'ri^'tiu'rw, including several cnaplains, will reucu )ld Point tomorrow. In his opinion tho rebels arc ac Ivcly preparing for on attack main Fortress Monroe, "hat nioiu- to Is now populur in tho rebel camps, and apiroprlato ninUirial is being collected In large quuntllo* al iorfolk. The attack upon Fortress Monroe will b> inle ritbin one week, ho thinks. Hai.timohk, August 17,180Y Tho rofiorl about an intoudod attack on Fortress M<>n 00 is a perfect absurdity. )UR FORTRESS MONROE CORRESPONDENCE, K"kikkss Mo.vkok, Va., August 15, 1H01. Dull Stale qf Affain at Old Point?Chang* if Magruiler'i Aral /mm Newmarket Bridge to Mae Hill?Unhand torn* Treatment of General Butler?Naval Expedition U. leave for Unknown Parti?fJnurt Martial?Correspond ence Between (Jfflcen of the Pint Vermont Regiment iusi Major Kimball, of the New York Ninth?Arriml <J Recruits?The Hero of the Mine-in oti Mysterious telegraph Lines? It hit it It?The Privateer Sfen tig Co plain J.-nkins, of the Schemer Mary, in the Chesapeake? Arrival of the Ungate Cumberlaiul, rfr , <fr. A (Thin are very dull here, und the cflhrts of the busiest eareh al ter interesting Items of nows arc but poorly re turded, If rewarded at all. Tlie enemy have returned to Yorktnwn, satisfied with be destruction of Hampton, and the exchange of a few hots across the Hampton creek with our pickets They com to have relinquished the idea, if they over enter ainedit.of attacking our cump at Newport News, ami riving tho Yankees from the sacred soil of Virginia Inu

ho sacred waters of tho James river. Our men thero wort uxlous to see <>en. Magruder and his friends, to any rea enable number, before tho intrem hmcnts of Camp Rut sr; but he lias not as yet gratified their desire. No attach 1 likely to bo made very soon on that point , but, from atelligcuco 1 have received since 1 begi n to write, I air at lulled that 1 am mistaken in mv Imoreosinn that thi nemy hevo returned to York'own. I have Just Wpfig* rom an authentic source that Gen. Magruder has tfMNI lis camp from near Newmarket Bridge and Big Bcthc u a point between Kox 11111 and Tiuck river, and but sii r seven miles, or lees, from tho walls of the fortress lis force, from all accounts wo can get, must bo noarij ' ven thousand strong, of which about two thousand an omposod of cavalry. They were oountcd hy a lady ai hey passed along the road In front of her house. 8h< nay have exaggerated the uuinber a little, hut there cat e no doubt that that arm of the force Is strong un< ITlcient. I loam from thu same source that tien. Magru ior intends to burn every house within Qve miles of tie art, to prevent them from falling into our hands and boiu ised for winter quarters. Ho has given notice to tba '(feet; and my informant had collected such househul IfectR as he could easily transport, ready for the a{ roach of tho enemy, and today ho hail obtaino< cave to bring tUcm tu the fort anil store them where h lesired. If we had the force which was withdrawn several wneki ineo, and a good brigadier general to command them itagi'udur and his pot regiments would he soon occommu latcil Willi a light, if lie remained around here long,o urcedtornn. Ilut with the force now at his command icncral Butler is obliged to remain inactive, tniieh agaius lis wish, and sen the insolent foe within striking distance inahle himself to strike a blow. 1 know not who Is V ilnrne for leaving this |M>int so weak, hut every one her wis uuiv h we nau inree rnoro regiments 01 genu iroopi he enemy would he kept at leant at a respectful distance l is the universal opinion hero that General llutlcr ha men treated most unhandsomely by tho authorities?hi: muds tied up, nod then unjustly accused by the thought ess of inactivity. While 1 do not propose to become Con t iller's defender nt nil times, a sense of justice compeli n to say that tho opinions set forth above arc wi I ;rotuided. lie has been most unhandsomely treated,u ay tlie le ist, as ail will acknowledge who know the facts, r General Wool is to have no assistance sent him, la! oming will result in little or nothing, lint from Indira ions I observe all about me, the authorities are at aid preparing for a force of man here who car nstly bo expected to accomplish something. Powerful tiege batteries are now here or will soon arrive, and in a ihoit time, with a strong corps ifarm e, we can polVum iitr |mrt in the campaign which our strat gical position d minds. The road from Fortress Monroe pi Richmond is he true one, and it will be travelled, if I mistake not, by l force sutfteiently strong in all (mints t" efficiently e<!iperate with the army of the Potomac. Hereafter I hope <> he aide to chronicle movements of importance. General Wool is expected hero to assume command of he department, I have not learned whether Gen. Itatler einning or not. hut probably he will be sent into the Held in tho lino of the Potomac. A naval expedition of some Importance leaves here to. narrow, to operate on the Southern coast, h s to he x.wrrf'il enough to accomplisli great onds, and I doubt ior that 1 shall he ablo to clironiclo its operations, which will be of an important, and, if successful, most valuibl'.' character. For evident reasons it would hi iiniroper to rive auy Information as to its destination and ,ho charaote . its operations, a.-- it might be detrimental o the p ild, . nol. It will bo absent some time. A court martial, of which Major Kimball, of the Ninth dev.- Yor k regiment, is President, and Lieutenant Lodo,?f Urn ?rtill"ry, Judge Advocate, has been in session gov al days. Tying a large number of cases, involving, leveral instances, the lives of some of tbe prisoners. II s expected to terminate its labors this week. On the departure of the First Vermont regiment twen :y six out of thirty-live of the officers signed a very Hat b ring letter to Major Kimball, of tile Hawkins'Zouaves S'intli New York Volunteers, in which they tender.!1 to him their kindest regards, anil oxprcssed a hopt that ere long they might see him in his appropriate tic ?the command of a regiment of Green Mountain boys af such men as he h is heretofore led to victory on six o if ferent battle fields in support of the lienor and Hag of li'.i :ouutry;and tlioy cxiiress tho ardent wish to again s i tiim tnunfnlly lighting at the head of n regiment, Icadini to victory, ln tior and glory tho citizen soldiery of his owt loved Ftatrt, Vermont. The gallant Ma.;or replied in a handsome manner to thi (lattc ing note, and expressed the surprise it caused wLii'-ti was 01.I> equalled by the pride uii<l gratification i afforded him to receive sui h a mark of respect ami con 11 Liucc in go unanimous a mannorfrom such a distinguish 'i source us from the officers of the (list Vermont regiment lie thaukcil lli in for their kind consideration, and also i . iliu many courtesies received at th'dr bauds, and lnvok i. I ho blessings of Hod upon thotn and llielr loved ote < i home, and in closing reiterate I his thanks. I r< grot th i limited space will not permit me to send the correg pondence in full, for I have done injnstiee to Its h ippj ityle and language in my brief abstract. The Major wii D'-vor discredit the (jreeu Mountain Htalo or the Ha# In lervcs. I understand he noes to New York in a few deyf an recruiting service. Apropos of this,a detachment ol recruits, numbering sixty-nine, arrived this morning under the command of Lieutenant Iioughty. Thcywut the finest body of men that I have yet seen here; iu ? .v if tie in have seen service in the New York Twelfth am: Seventy tii st regiments. They wont up to Newport News tins morning to join their regiimut. Your quadrilateral coriteiri|sirary seems to have nndi > most extraordinary discovery near Fortress Monroe It has discovered nothing moro nor less than a telogi .pi wire leading from the fortress to the enemy at Fox IIill iml in proof of the fact it certiiles tliat it has seen a pi< ci if the sub-marine cable which crosses llio lagoon formei by Mill creek, bctwoen the fortress and the bridge ovei Mill Creek. I'ondeiing deeply over this hit of wire, It straight wat ^includes that there inust he treacherous Intercourse river this wire between some unknown persons in tin fort and the rebels at Fox IJill, and demands that tb< nffutr be looked Into. As the commander ef the riinnini brigade will not be likely to visit the scene of this un pirtant and startling discovery until the departure n general Butler, whoso hospitalities he violated am abused, 1 have taken the trouble to investigate the mat ter, and I will now give the results:?Some time since while we occupied Hampton, a telegraph line was ram itrncted from the headquarters U> tho headquarters o the commandant of Camp Butler, in Hampton. Instva I o stretching the wires on poles, as is now the case, alnni tlte causeway leading to Mill creek, the operators win md the matter in charge, attempted to lay a small licit wire, such as is now used between the campg abou IVashing.oti, across this lagoon 1 have before alluded to supposing it'would serve the purpose of a properly con ttrurted submarine cable. It worked well for a day <u two, but then, like the famous Atlantic cable, ceased U tonucct. It was then abandoned temporarily, and thi line run en poles, a? at present, over tho causeway Lust Thursday, with twenty-live men and a battalion Mr. O'lirlen, tho chief ojterator of this dqsirt ncnt, attempted to recover it: and did succc > a retlaimniK^U but a short piece, which had been brok IEMAI mi by tho force of ltin tide or cut, which was loot. This | piece probably float. ,1 near the bridge, and was found by j a soldier while bathing, who rcisirted the fuel of its disco : very. Where the piece went to Is not known, bill probably a portion of it reata before the hereof the, I r symbolizing all that is rapid, from a hurried flight from J ( ' imaginary Austrian hussars.or the retreat from Hull run, 1 to the instantaneous flow of tin' electric current oyer the ' telegraphic wire. So, that bubble is pricked. Again, the report of the privateer seen by Copt. Jon kins, of the schooner Mary and Adeline, of lleals Island, i w liilo that craft was making Its way d> wn to Chesapeake Hay last week, lias about lilo same foundntion. The pun g.v alluded to was Mint up with the Kanny on l.ieiiteuant Cruaby'a late expeiliHon, to run in shoal water where the propeller could in t go. She wont up under command of _ , Major Ilurtuett, but wag alter wards placed in charge of 1 Q titpt. Nixon, of tho Navul Brigade, the Major going with Lieutenant t'rosby, Sim was engaged in overhauling ?c.hooniu's; to ascertain whether they carried contraband of war or not. fit order to disarm r. spicton, the com P nuuid?consisting of live of the Naval Urigadfl and u Alteon of tho Massachusetts HmcB?were kept below,and when everything was found to he all right, i they were again ordered up. Captain Nixon spoke tho , achooner, and It was this pungy that created so much , fear witli Captain Jenkins dl com it waa no privateer, and when tho Funny a " w auls raw the pungy, ho did not manifest the Into . m her, as Captain Jenkins, with his fears, natural ) would do That is the whole of tho att'air. No privatum would he alluwod to operate a day in the Chesapeake. I lcaru that tho Minnesota will cooperate with the ex ; peditlon operating "down South." Tlie frigate Cumberland arrived today from Boston. ? ' Tlie Penguin uiso came in to-day. ? General Butler went up to Newport News todnv, and h, ivdd $26,000, that lias been laying in tlie express ottico two i wordts, awaiting a paymaster.tollicHccondsnd Ninth rog- p, I intents of New York He loot- ti... r...=IK1UI? ,,r preprinting (he money in that way, and ho will bo pup- |L ported by all right thiukim: men. The men of Stv>so regi- ^ ni' iitp have been without pay over throe months, and much suffering lias ensued from the neglect of th < govern- i moot to i?y them. This money will aiil them materially, ; l ami the families loft destitute at home. The (leucral bus ? done himself honor by hi* course. I 1 LETTER FROM A PRISONER AT RICHMOND, n HOW 01 It MKN A UK ?.id Tilting, no,, KTf. J KkiimOXP, August 3, 1H61. | Pkar Sloxtirn, rtmniurK and Sisrms?This is the first f op|Mirtunity I have had of writing to you since the unfor1 luuotc ullhir at Hull run, and also the first letter 1 havo ' written Inside the walls of a prison. Such In my fate, a hut I nni contented. Colonel Corcoran, 1 .louts Hag ley and h Connelly, Capt. Mclvcr, of tho Htxty.ninth, and about ' forty other officers of various regiments, with ubout 700 s privates, arc all here. 1 1 Although confined I enjoy excellent health and getting stronger every day. The Southern Itospitallty extended f t? us is better than we expected, and we ull feel happy at c our lot, none having reason to conifilain or the troatniciit jj ' they receive. We get enough to cat and plenty of coffee p ' to drink. I hoiKt this letter will reach you and remoyo h ! all doubts regarding tny solely. As the bullets went whiz zing round me In all directions I lost all thought of danger, tl and gained a conUdcuce that I would not be injured, uud 1 '? was not. [ Of course yon all want to know how and where I was P , taken prisoner. Sunday nlglit, July 21, after the fatigue a of that dreudfnl day, I reached the small and miserable c 1 village of Ocntrovllle. Worn out, thirsty and hungry, I v > entered a bouse and asked for something to rat. which I u ^ would pay any price for, and was at llrst refused, but v ' turning to go the old man relented, and gnve tn? some ? ' corn brood uud coffee, which I paid for. Taking to the 0 roan again I saw in tin* rcur some <>l our own troops In u linc ax though they wore going to enrnm'i. Tic ar'UI ry T being dismounted confirmed my opinion, an I returned t<i 0 tho house with the intoniion of stnying Mil night. This r{ was balneal nine and ta o'clock. Having Inttroetedtho u old man to call mo if the Iroojts should move during tho tl night, 1 went to sleep, but the troops did move, and I slept on, awaking about six o'clock next morning. 1 wont s out and saw a groat number of hungry, wot, wary and wounded soldiers, limping along nu their way f' to Washington. On an examination of the place I found 11 that during the previous day and night an old slono 1 church had been converted into a hospital, which was ' full of our wounded soldiers, attended by only one stir- c geon, who told mo his comrades had fled in the ' night. I Immediately determined to stay with him and e render all the assistance I could. I was in the act of cook- 1 iug some things when Lieutenant Ilaplv enmo along and t stopped to help me, hut before we could get anything ready tho Southern cavalry came dashing up and made t d us all prisoners. We were uiken to Manassas, where wo " 0 were kept till the 2<i!h; ami f lien it was. " (In to Hirh t> niond." We are loi itne,! in a tohaee , warehouse, a clean, h well ventilated and healthy liiiilding, 75 by SO feet, four B story high, and overlooking James i iver and a vast extent " of country. We receive the papers regularly every ' ' morning, but they are all greatly prejudiced and incensed I1 against the North, caused chiefly liy tlie articles Inscrtcil v r iu the T. it vnr and Tnnrr, believing tin m to he the seiiti- <1 Hu nts ol the Northern people, which 1 deny. I can imagine tho enthusiasm of the people of New h YorV on seeing the remnant of the Sixty ninth pass up " f, Bronilwuv, aiu! also the dejected appearance of those ' u whose friends w< r< missing. You amongst tho rest, dear e mother, anxiously |o king to find your sou in his usual * place, ilut, no, I am n prisoner in Richmond Jail; how I s ! long I may remain so I don'i know,hut under tlie clrcum- 1 | stances we aro ijuitc comfortable. Krom your loving sou " and brother, .lAMI'S GANNON, Lieut. Co. II Sixty-ninth regiment N. Y. S. M. 1 THE PRISONERS AT RICHMOND. | 1 We havo brmi roigiestod to Hint* that In our list of t,lie i ! prlH iiiorn at Richmond tlm name of .1. K, Donelson, of f i company B, Eighth regttxMat bus bM .1 oMltintl . j OUR PHILADELPHIA CORRESPONDENCB. PiOLaDKLl'IllA, AUgUISt IS, lKtll. The Rib*l Emissary, Th> mat S. Serrill?lie ij aAalivtof | I'hila I- iyhia?Jiibelt in Caucus?The JfacaX Ihiinl?The Petrel l'i ica/ ersmen lienuwdttl to Jail as J'iratcs, iic. 1 Thomas S. borrill, arret-1< il in N- . York ii|K>n the charge 1 of treason, anil suspected 01 being tbo negotiator of a confederate loan in I/union, is well know 11 in Philadelphia, j having been horn near Darby, a village of Delaware county, I six milos from Philadelphia, and long a cotton broker in i this city. Ho moved to New Orleans some ycuisago, and | married in that city, where he established an office, I coming North every year, stopping with relatives m town and in Darby. While here, he was a devoted unti! slavery man ; but having oome into possession?through I his wife?of certain negroes and certain interests in the I 1'elicun State, ho suddenly changed his sympathies, and advocated recession and slavery as strongly as he had bo lore professed a reverence for the negro and disunion. Ilis family remained lu re when he went to Europe,and 1 at the time of lits departure he spoko in a most Ill-advised i way of the prospects of the South, and the certainty of j 1 revolution. As a broker aud a citizen ho was always | 1 hot-headed and reckless, and the news ol' his arrest has b'en received as creditable to the enterprise of the Marshal of New York. Some let tors, j . now in the hunds of Philadelphians, fully attest liis'sym- I I pathies. Iu tact ho seems to have left no stone en' 1: ned ! ) to substantiate hie guilt, and the evidence is already rife 1 for his prosecution and conviction. . 1 Thirlv one rev meats are now helne filled in ranted. 1. 1 phia for service during tho war. If accepted, lin y will I i J make at least iO OOO men who have gone untie to battle J i ' j for tho Union. Th -rob is are hard at woik in this di- ! 1 < 1 roetion. This week they had a meeting, attended by up- c i j wards of two thousand traitors, at Westchester, in flies- ' | tor county, a few miles from the town. Mr. Hngdcu, editor I b of the Jirffntmnuin, a secession shoot, got up rho gather g , ing. and the snutlmonts uttered would have been (upular t In the vicinity of Charleston. o Tlio vessels adverted to in my last have born acta- < I ally purchusod, the owners of the iron steamers referred H to having cleared up tho obstacles of tho Naval Hoard, s r and demonstrated that they are lit for government scr- t I vice, having tho proper draught and capable of carrying 1 t a considerable nrmamont. The Union, the Scott, the f t Konsnigton and tho Virginia Hare will, thoroforo, bo tho t selected vessels from this harbor. r The petrol pirates bail their llnal bem-ing to day, and, e I notwithstanding a specious defence, urged by some plea- I i y line attorneys in sym)Wthy with the re he is, they were 1 < i'ully remanded to prison, to answer the charge of piracy f< r at (lie October tern of the District Court. A thousand t , people, assembled before the Marshal's office, threatened s to tear them to pieces. a I TUB MASHACHUSKTT8 BANKS AND TITB f ' GOVERNMENT LOAN. ; s Hostom, August 17, 1R61. | ; The Poston bnnks agree to take ten millions and tho I * 1 country banks five millions, as the lirst instalment of tho j j government loan. 1 Colonel F. W. Lander Is on a visit to his father, in I 1 r Lynn, who lies at the [mint of death. s ARREST OK A SECESSIONIST. ' S HR CLAIMS TO BR A MISSISSIPPI MAJOR. r * A vcntleinauly appearing man, about thirty-five years ' J of age, calling himself Major Charles Kopperon, of Carroll : , f county, Miss., was arrested yesterday morning by order of i ' j Captaiu Cameron, of the Kighteeiith ward police, charged 1 I with being a secessionist, and with ottering disrespectful , -' I and t' dtorous language towards the United States go- t f ' vernui.lit. It is alleged that lie lias recently Seen in ' J the habit of frequenting hotels and other public J i I resorts, armed with a revolver and bowio kuife, i 1 , aud making himself conspicuous by claiming to bate I 1 taken a part on the side of the rebels at the battle of Buil \ J run. He has been in the city upwards of two weeks, and I i r J boards at a private house up town. Complaints'of b s 1 , | conduct had been made to Captain Cameron, and that "Ulcer thought proper to cause his arrest. Ho was takeu to the headquarters of tho police department and locked 1 I up, and a despatch was forwarded to Wasbingb n for in- 1 J structious as to what deposition is to he made of him. I PRICE THREE CENTS. THE CHEAT BATTLE IN MISSOUBI. 'Ullant lirai'lngr of Oisr Volunteers. THE KILLED AND WOUNDED. EN. LYON SHOT HEAR THE HEART. cncrals Price and IhCullorh Not Killed, but I'nnble to Pursue. THE ARMY OF GENERAL LYON, Ac., Ac., Ac. [From the 8t. Issuis Democrat, August 16.] SPitiNi nKi.o, Mo., August 11,1801. Night beforo Inst o Intlo army of Uity tw.. hundred mou iove i iu two ooluinBs on march of twelve or Afteeo dies to attack a bo<!y of rebels twuity two thousund ,rong. In it military point of view the move wns ouc of Liubiful propriety, not to say absolute rashness. The .rger force were, with tlio exception of three thousand icu, well urmoil and equipped, and lliey bad a very true body of cavalry. Hut the question of evacuating prlnglleUI, the key of Hie entire Southwest, had already e. n discussed and settled iu ill" negative. It w is decided but the loyal citizens of Green and the surrounding eomiies should not have eauso to suy we liad loll them witliut a struggle, abandoned themselves, their tamilies, heir all, to a heartless and desperate foe, until the enemy . uui felt our steel and tried the mettle of our troops, That nettle proved itself worthy of the great cause m which I was engaged. The Union troops who fought and won be bottle of yesterday nwJ no higher murk, no brighter lamo tluui tin' laurels earned justly entitle thorn to. 'hoy fought like brove mm, long umi well, l.eiierul fdcgel, with six pieces of cuunon, Ins own cgluieul and ihut o( Colonel Salomon's,moved In it .southrly direction, marching aliout Ofleen miles, passing i ound the extreme southeastern camp of the em ujy and ailed until day light, or for the Bound of nrtllli ry from lie northwest to uhlan.nee the o|ietiiHg of the hattlo. (ienerul I.yon, wilh Hie volunteers compelling the MIsnurl First, Lieutenant Oilouei Andrews . Iowa First, Joutenant Colonel M rritt , Kansas First,Colonel Ihutzler, n I Si i ml, Colonel Mitchell; part of the Missouri Second Hitler M Joi tisti i tutus, aiul a ilelHclinn ni of twenty men roni t'o| nel Wy man's Illinois regiment, three or four oui)iunie8 0t mounted Home Hoards, a force of regulars lamt eight hundred strong, amf two bal'erles of four aud ix piooes resjiectively, left Fpringlieid aliout eight o'clock M., mnrcbingslowly along until two A. M, when we lilted for two hours, at which tunc f'apialn Gilbert's in;'any of regulars iiiul Mnjoi fxtoriMP'* s battalion were irow out us skirmishers on either s.deof the column, ud we moved forward. Shortly after Ave o'clock a party of rebels, noting as a leket, was seen scattering over tho lulls lo give the latin, hut a portion of our column had already |ienelriil d far enougii to cut off their route, unless they looks ery circuitous one, in which case we sliould reach camp head of them. Wo soon tame ill Sight of tlio valley In rhtch they were eucam|>cd. A lliousaiel leuts stretch lug If into the distance and purtially screened from view by hill jutting into un angle of Wilson's creek wore before s, presenting its animated mi apponriuice us u young city, he enemy's camp extended from the head of the valb y verlooked on the uorili, east and west sidi s liy hills ami idges two or three hundred feet in height southward liout a mile, thence eastward a mile and a half, and lieu southward hall a mile.following the windings of thu reek, along whose hanks the gently sloping hills on either ide alliii'ded the most excellent camping ground. Near the northern end of tho valley lived Jolm McNary, irinerly from Indiana, who, (hiding the rebels within five niles, on Tuesday last, parked up ins lew worldly goods. ook Ills family and started for the good "Id Hoosier Stale, vliere it is not a oritur to bo loyal U> the gow i nmeut enter which we live. Not less than tweet) ?r thirty fami leg, living on farms in the vtctully. started about the iitnte time, most of thorn having little or no Idea where hey were going, except to escape from the danger which hreatetied tliein. The liattln Hold, viewed by your correspondent, where ho most severe lighting tvas done was along (he ridges ml hills ou either side (mostly on tho west) of lis: stream >r the ilrst mile mentioned above, where tho creek runs i a southerly direction. ds we crossed the bill on the north, moving In a south regtorly directiou, Captain Wright, with the mounted lome Guard, was sent to the cast side so as to cut off a arty of rebels srun in that direction. Adjutant Ilasrork, nth a glass, rode to iln- brow of the hill, where, looking own, lie could see every movement of the enemy li neulh dm. His appearance in full view caused a great hubbub a the rebel tamp, which led already been thoroughly roused hy our appearance, and camps and baggage were lastiiy loaded and moved towards the south. We had ompletely surprised them. The evidence of that I art wis everywhere visible, but they lind got quickly into ineof battle?their clouds of cavalry were visible, and heir twenty one pieces of cannon were not long about liter ours hud opened the engagement (In tlic sides ol' the Ilrst ridge on the western side of the . alley, Col. lllair:s regiment, lit ten minutes after si* i clock, encountered a heavy force of infantry, not less .hunafull regiment,and, alter a severe contest, they [allied the summit, and the defeated rcbu!s dispersed apidly, going tn a direction vhleh rendered it int|>o^stl>lo or any eiinsidoiuble number of tliein1 o again pin tulputo u the battle. Tetter's battery tin n threw a lew balls aa 'eelers, to draw out the enemy h runtmti. Colonel Iilair's regiment ni"\ed lor ward and were goon net by a well e<|tii|>|wd re, unlit nl' I/ieisi u treops. v I a mi. after a bitter contest of forty live mluutes. they uccoeded in routing. though suffering severely tliein elves, Captain Igith.op s company of rillo re.- tits now insisted them and top it ?r tliey, with May i Ostertncs' in n. moved up the s i oml bill, which was c usiderahly urgor than the lii>t,uud meeting a tiinil ri nl, llnuily an cetvie I iii driving them bat k, with the assistance of 'otten'g battery, and gaining the summit. In the part of he tight the gallant Missouri volnnt i ts anted bravely nd"i d no words of praise could nun c than do them jus Ice. lit course many acta of vi'or wete performed not witessed by me, out among ih v I saw conspicuous wore 'upturn t.'ratz, hading his Men against overwhelming ddg, iitul falhtig in death just as lie had repulsed the. lue, lieutenant Murphy dm hirtg forward aln ad of the lino, raving Ids sword high in the air, shooting onward to the finest wavering men, who gained fresh courage t": iii tlio xUibilion, aud pushing forward, drovo the inemy from he Held. In this light many of our brave fa' ,erg fell to Isono more, whllo Colonel Andrews had he horse shot [ ' m under him and was wounded him ' lightly. I fen, .yon sulleied in a s.milur manner; < u tain rlavender, 'of* and Yates, each slightly, or in h a.-l not dangerously rounded; I.ieutn. Brown and .lohn.-ou, and Corporals .'ouant and Rogers, more or ) s" reverely wounded. During this engferi merit twocoliipatiiesnf regulars we,pi milt to the east side o| the creek to engage ftl'nrco which gas opi rating ag ainst Captain Wright's cavalry, shelter ng themselves behind a fence. Captain l'lomnier and laptain tlilbert, with tlsircompanies, man hod ch s> up to he fence and delivered an effective Hie, but w? re comicllod hy groat odds to retire, whuff they did, but again rclewed tne attack. The eue'.ny lu.iag largely relniorced, imt having now at least three thousand men, jumped over nto the cornfield, an Captain Mummer's band vtis imminently threatened with annihilation, 'lin y relented rapidly, tiring as tliey did so, when I.h'utunant Dip Kds, iMiving got his bill tery under headway on the hill tear the Missouri Volunteers, seeing the position of affairs m the opposite side of the valley, threw iu the most prods manner several shells, which oxplodod just us tliey eat hod ih dense mass of secessionists, scattering them il'eless on the ground iu scores, while all who could were ;lad to rim for dear life. The gallant men in Colonel Blair's roglmont were now rdcr?d back and their position taken by the Iowa first, leneral l.yoti hud previously Inula poor opinion of the gluing qualities of these men, formed more from suppoItion than upon any rail failure in duty, but now the mi iia; < 'nm mi- nitii [o reverse nix lodgment, wtneri m <ii! lifter their lirst repulse of ibis ctminy. They eight J ike tigers, drove (ho enemy bat':, and followed up i. a (vantage sained for n considerable distance. Capt. (axon,' 'omput.y wax killed soon after Ids regiment wag ngHgod. lieutenant l'uicell wax mortally wounded. I ijor 1'orter to ' ' olonel .Merrill , gallantly cheering on heir boys, exeat. m unharmed. Tho Km, .x First uml i'Coiii! r. glrrieute were now ordered fo. ward to support he right llunk of tlie lowax. Colonel Creep's re,m a nt of Tennessee cavalry, hearing , secession ling, now clanged upon our woniuted, who vere partially guarded by one or two companies of in aiitry. Seeing the movement, Captain Totten poured it i m rounds if eannixtej into thejr ranks ju*t in time to lave our sick men from being trampled to death, dig hosing the relnds o cnmpieiely thai nothing more was teen of ihem during tho day. Ceiieral I,yon now desired the Iowa hovs, whom ho mi found so brave, to prepare to meet the next onset of the ei any with the bayonet immediately after tiling. Ih v said, "(live us a leader and we will follow to death. ' in came the enemy in overwhelming numbers, conlldent if victory over xui h a m -agi e force. No time could be ost to select a lender. '1 will lead you," exclaims I.yon. 'Come on, brave men!" and placing himself in the van, cceived a bullet just at the pit of tho stomach, vhich killed him In. tantly. Tlie lowas delivered their ire and the enemy retired, so there was no need i charging bayonets. Men. l.yon's body wax carefully licked up and convoyed lifeless toward the ambulances >y tw o of his hmly guard. In his death, as in his life, ho ens the same devoted, patriotic soldier, regarding his nvn life ax of no value it lie could but rescue his iiis body has been brought hither and embalmed, or conveyance to his friends iu Connecticut. There was 30 feeling of deprest a n 11 the jmrt of the troopx at tho mex|n ,ted calamity, but rather a feeling of quiet deterninmnm to revenge his death. ("1 Us' Tuesday night ircvim s he had arranged for a night attack upon tho nemy, but singularly found himself delayed two hours .1 hind tho proper time for starting by rumors ot a ikirmirh on the prairie west of town, and the attack iVas postjiou'd. Wednesday h" said to me. "Well, I begin to believe our term <( soldiering ix about jompleted. I have tried earnestly to dischargo my w hole duty to tlie government, anil appealed to them ror rvluforccmeiits and supplies, but, al.v they do not omc.nnd the enemy ix getting the advartnge of us." lie t tie it called a council of war. at whk h there was nearly fCONllNL'KI) ON KHiHTH 1'AtiE.J

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