Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 19, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 19, 1861 Page 1
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Tti Jo WHOLE NO. 9109. THE REBELLION.! The Latest News from the Seat of War. Important Order from the Secretary of War. More Troops to be Immediately Despatched to Washington. Concentration of Military Departments. ADOPTION OF THE PASSPORT SYSTEM. Plans and Operations of the Rebels for an Advance. Thfl TTninn Trnnnfl Fulta Pra_ pared for an Encounter. The Federal Capital Still Infested with Rebel Spies. Graphic Account of the Great Battle in Missouri. THE REBEL FORCE HI THE BATTLE. Interesting Correspondence in Regard to the Remains of Col. Cameron. THE BLOCKADE AND THE PRIVATEERS, Ac. Ac., Ac. OCR SPECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. WASHINGTON, August 18, 1841. IMPORTANT ORDER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR. The statement made sevoral days ago that the rebels were slowly moving their forces to the llne^ of the Potomac, with a view of entering Maryland and encouraging and supporting the revolutionary spirit in that State, with ultimate designs on Washington, is now repeated with an increased assurance of its truth, and with such evidences at cannot be disregarded. With a view of meeting all possible contingencies which may arise In connection with this subject, tboadministration has just issued the following iru|>ortant order, a prompt response to which, it is not doubted, will be given, thus at once securing the capital against invasion^ and at the same time affording additional confident lo | the country of the earnestness of the government in the i protection of the generul welfare :? War Dbpartmknt, I Washington, August 19,1861. | A11 commanders of regiments of volunteers accepted by this Department in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts. Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, M tine and Michigan, will take notice of and conform promptly to the general order this day directed to the Governors of the Stales above named, which is as follows:? To thr Governor of thkStatk of : By direction of the President of the United States, you are urgently requested to forward or cause to be forwarded Immediately to the city of Washington, all volunteer regiments, or parts of regiments, at the expense of the United Slates government, that may be now enrolled within your State, whether under Immediate control, or by acceptances issued direct from the War Department, whether Buch volunteers arc armed, equipped or uniformed, or not. The officer of each regimental organ i s'ion that may not Do rull shall leave recruiting officers at their several rendezvous and adopt such other measures as n>ay be necessary to fill up their ranks at the earliest date |x>ssible. All officers of volunteer regimeuts on arrival will rc|iort to the Commanding General, who will provide equipments and other supplies necessary for their comfort. To insure the movement of troops more rapidly than might otherwise be done, you will please confer with and aid all officers of Independent regiments in such manner as maybe necessary to effect the object In view. All clothing or supplies belonging to or contracted for tho several regiments shall be forwnrded to Washington for their nee, detailed reports of which shall be made to the Commanding General. SIMON CAMF.RON, Secretary of War. TRAVELLDK8 MUST OBTAIN PASSPORTS. Ifcc State Department has just issued tho following no. tloc, addressed To Am, whom rr mat Coxckas:? Until further notice no person will bo allowed to go abroad from a port of the United States without a passpert cither from this department or countersigned by the 8ccrotary of State. \or will any person bo allowed to land In the United States without a passport from a minister or consul of tho United States; or if a foreigner from his own government, countersigned by some minister or consul This regulation however is not to take effect in regard to persons coming from abroad until a reasonable time shall have elapsed for it to become known in the country whkh tbey may proceed. CONCENTRATION OP MILITARY PEFARTMKNTS. The following order wns directed to be issued to-day by ?eneral Scott,-and fixes the position of Major General Mc. Clellan:? general orders no. 16. HEADOVARTICRa OF Till! A rut, \ Washinoton, August 17,1801. J l'ne departments of Washington and North Eastern Vir gin in will he united, ouo to be denominated the depart ment of the Potomnc, under Major General McCleilan headquarters, Washington, wlio will proceed to organize the troops under hun into divisions and independent brigades. By command of Lieutenant General Scott. E. D. T0WN8KND, Assistant Adjutant General. The above order relieves Generals McIHiwcll anil Mansflold of their several commands of tho Departments of Washington and Northeastern Virginia. General McDowell will probably be orderel to the command of a brigade and General Mansfield will be granted a loave of absence for two weeks and then will be assigned a position. No man in the army during the present crisis has attended with greater promptness to the arduous labors devolving npon him tban General Mansfield. Early and late he could be found at his post, and never in the midst of the perplexities of his difficult duties did he forget the gentleman. THE OPERATIONS OP THE REBELS. There is little doubt that the rebels are cxtonalvely engaged in offensive operations. These movements forward are only In accordance with their ability to secure their approaches by erecting fortifica tlons. Jeff. Davis cannot afford to be rash with cuch a man as McCleilan to contend with, so he moves op cautiously towards our lines to ascertain our weakest pointWhen he has discovered it we shall see whether be deeais ft wise for his generals to assail it. He has seen a report that the garrison at Fortress Monroe has been lessened, and two or three thousand men have been ordered to | some other point, perhaps to this city, so he straightway orders a Binge train and several thousand men to move from Richmond towards the fortress, to threaten that place, in the hope to detract from and weaken our centre boro. He will find In time that he has not calculated right. ^Whlle he is doing this in Southeastern Virginia he is also rit onacing General Banks'column on the Upper Potomac, at VlarPer'B ferry. These are some of Mr. Davis' feints, whth' his eye is all the time upon the Whits House in this capittfk .and his generals are at work to find out the best route by which he can reach it. He knows that it is out of the question to attempt to cross the Potomac below Washington on account of our navy, and cannot cross above while tfift river is at its present height without boats. When tUet rains pre over and Ibo river is lower [E NE Pavis expects to bo able to ford the river with hia army at Edwards' Ferry, opposite Oooeo creek, about thirty mlies above thts city. When he attempts this exploit he will find it more difficult than tiylitliiK an open Held enemy from behind masked butteries at Bull run. The attempt will be the Bull, and the river will become a bloody run. Central McClellnn will fee glad to Bee his old friend, Beauregard, attempt to cross tho Potomac with his column. Tire latter will find a new class of men from those who lea at Hull run to dispute passsagc, not more brave, perhaps, but more oxperlcuccd an<l skilful, the leader of whom was educated at West Point ut the same time Beauregard wag thero. General Banks, at the head of fifteen thousand of his well appfiuted column, will not follow In thedilalory stops of his never-to-be forgiven predecessor, Palterr >u, but will probably bo where he will be abb to contest tho rebels' right to Invade loyal territory. He will illustrate tho efficiency of a learned political general. Thero is probably no man living at the present day, of his age, who has been a more devoted student of military affairs for tho past ten years than-N. P. Bunks. Few works, discussing military mat tors, have been published, in tho Knglbh, French or Gorman language, that he hits not carefully | ionised. General iitoue, who hns been aching to show his band in tUie crisis, is patiently waiting with a splendid culumn to mnvo against any foe to the L uton,no mutter who he Is nor whence he comes. In brief, the sooner the rebels attempt to cross the Potomac the sooner we will reach the crisis ami settle the i|iirsiii>u whether we are to have a Union and a government or not. Thu federal forces aro well disciplined, in flue health and in excellent spirits. They secnt to realize the Btrongth of their new condition, and have the utmost confidence In their young and gallant commanding General. , "ti!K federal capital still swarming with ' REBEL SPIES. The facilities enjoyed by the rebels to obtain informs tion in regard to our military prostrations here is a source Of serious annoyance. Notwithstanding tbo forbearance of loyal correspondents and editors to furnish to their readers information of the movements of our army of the Potomac, intelligence of this sort is constantly and regularly communicated to the other side. Tho spies of the rebels are swarming among us. Tbey come in every imaginable capacity?men and wotnou, mcr chants, raarketmcn and mechanics, and wives, widows and daughters of some person on the other side of the Potomac. Tbey abound In all the departments of the government. They impose themselves upon the confidence of the highest officers, and tlioy llnd means through their coadjutors in Maryland to transmit daily to the rebel headquarters all the information they are thus enabled to obtain. They live among us, tbey are a part of onr permanent residents, and arrange matters so completely that they pass our lines frequently when loyal men are arrested on suspicion. a few days ago two individuals presented themselves at the lines of the army of the Shenandoah, one of them since proved to be entirely loyal and going upon legitimate business, was not provided, tbo other passed freely upon a permit from the Secretary of War himself. Tho latter Is one of the most active, virulent and notorious of the rebels of Baltimore. The one who has, perhaps, spent more money In behalf of the rebels than any other half dosen men in that city, and is the proprietor of the iSoufJt, the avowed, open, defiant and mlschcvious organ of the rebela there. /1 k passes to cross tex potomac. The Proyost Marshal hare, General Porter, Is doing overything in his power to correct this rvfl. He has pub llihod the following order in reference to passes:? OXttWAL ORDER. Hradqcartkrs City Goaxd, August 17,1801. To whom passes will be granted to cross the Potomac:? First?Officers and soldiers on duty. They must show their orders. Second?Sutlers, who must exhibit their authority. Third?Citizens to transact im|x>rtaut, business, who must have tbolr amplications indorsed by some well knowq . loyal ami rtfcpOiiBfble"person. ,-| # t ' | n. B.?No passes will be granted to citlfSha whose purpose is to gratify their curiosity or maku a nleasuru ex- I cursion. No pusses will bo granted to oolored persons, unless accompanied by a responsible citizen to vouch for their character and br.giucFB. Uy command of brigadier General Porter. WM. W. AVEKIL, A. A. A. G. This circumspection is necessary, but It is not sufficient. The ov 11 intended to be remedied cannot be effectually cured while rebel agents aro allowed free ingress and egress into the city by means of the railroad, and notonly admission without let or hindrance, but also absolutely employment in the public offices and other places where they have opportunities to gathor all the Information needed. The rebels manago matters differently. Their movements are kept profoundly secret. No one who has had an opportunity to know any thing of their preparations is permitted to leave their lines or send out of them any communication except their confidential agents or those who are bound to secresy by the most solemn obligations. It is also well known that oil letters going into ttie territory occupied by tbo rebels, via Louisville, are opened and examined by the robels, and that letters are permitted to be Bent there by thousands without any examination whatever on our side of tho line. rat: aspect of affaiks in Washington. This has been, without exception, the most intensely quiet day cxjterienccd in Washington since the attack on Fort Sumter. With the exception of the movement of a single regiment, every thing has worn a peculiarly peaceful and Subbulh-like expression. Even the rumors which usually form the daily food for excitement are wanting, and neither martial music nor murchlng military disturb the quiet the strictest Sabbatarians can require. It may be, however, only the dead cairn that precedes the fearful storm. Though our doctors do disagree, those in whom we place moet confidence just now, arc of opinion that it will not be long before we shall be disturbed by the booming of cannon nnd the battle of small arms. The rebols aro still making their advances slowly and cuuliously. They have commenced throwing up intrenchments at Springfield Station, a few miles out of Alexandria, and aro evidently massing all their available force for a grand attack. In addition to the military necessity for them to make the attack to save their army from disorganization and dissslution, the accumulation of vast quantities of military stores and ammunition at this point offer them irresistible inducements. Under the circumstances, they must make an attack or retire. In the words of General Scott, rocklessnees would be prudence In them a' this crisis in their affairs. INSPECTION OF THE TROOP8, THEIR ARMS AND EQUIPMENTS. There was a general inspection of the troops and their arms and eaulriments in tho Denarlment of tho Potomac to-day. The Inspection was conducted by officers of the regular army, principally members of General McClellan's stuir. The inspection was very minute in its details, and defects and points of commendation carefully noted. The result will be reported at heodquarteis. THE EMtX'TK IN THE SEVENTY-NINTH REGIMENT AND ITS EFFECTS. The affair of the Seventy -ninth regiment has been seized U]>on us a basis for many very loose and unjust remarks about men and things?men, some of whom are seeking while others are avoiding notoriety; and thiugs that ought not to be stated, but, if stated, should be done without exaggei'st on. One statement is intended to reflect discredit upon Colonel Stevens, and magnify tho posltion of Colonel Sickles. It la to bo presumed that the hitter does not desire to bo elevated at the expense of Colonel Stevens. It is due to Colunol Stevens to say that, hours before General Porter arrived at the camp of the Seventyminth on Wednesday afternoon, he (Stevens) had by a skilful move taken tho arms away from all the disobedient soldiers and officers, and put them under a guard detailed from tho throe loyal comiianics. so that when General Porter arrived the only thing remaining was for the order to be read and the regiment to fall in, which was promptly done. I have the highest authority for that. The Seventy-ninth is now under the immediate and solo command of Colonel Stevens, and is not attached to any brigade whatever. Colonel Stevens was an officer of the regular army, and served during the war with Mexico, distinguishing himself by his gAllantry. He subsequently showed himself to be a valuable member of the Board of United States Topographical Engineers, by his splendid expedition across the plains and recent able scientific report. It is unmimly to strike a blow at such a man without cause. MR. CORCORAN WILL NOT FURNISH MATERIAL AID TO THE REBELS. It is gratifying to be assured,as we are by a publication ia the local papers hers, thai the report in reference to W YO NEW YORK, MONDAY Mr. Corcoran's furnlsbihg materia! aid to tlio rebels is not re Hubstantiated. His well known rebel proclivities obtainoil credenco for tlio rutnor that be was willing to com- a, tribute means for the benefit of tlio ribols out of (he ht abundant fortune lie bus amassed through the advautsges extended to him by the United States government. u< THE APPOINTMENT OP MAJOR PRINCE. J1 It is uot true, uh has been reported, that Major I'rinee, p' of Maine, has been appointed Brigadier General to the ox- vi elusion of Colonels Howard and Jameson, who wore re- * commended by the Maine delegation in Congress. 'J THE OKNKRAJ. RENDEZVOUS NEAR BALTIMORE. / i. chough there has lieeu some delay in carrying out the 11 programme, it is probable that the plan of making a gen- i, eral rendezvous iu the vicinity or Baltimore, or between ri that city aud Washington, will bo carried out. TUo anxiety of certain parties In Now York and Pennsylvania |f to keep us utany as possible of tho troops where n they may have an opportunity to clothe and ^ supply them, will liavo to yteld to the necessity of having c, the regiments placed where they will he immediately b available wherevcr they may bo needed. The advantages certainly to bo derived front lmring tho general rump of ? instruction located at a convenient distance from Wash- h ingtea iir Baltimore are too numerous to be overcome by *' mere olijocts of profit and apeculatlon by any favorites. Tlio whole reserve force of the army of the Potomac b should be concentrated without delay iu a position most '< convenient to any of the points where it may be needed. " MILITARY APPOINTMENTS. l< Among the latest ap|Kiintments are Major Oeuerul llal 'ock, of California, for the regular army, and Colonel a George A. Thomas, to bo a Brigadier General of volun- a leers. Tho former received a military education, and is w experienced, and tho luttor is an army officer, and at. ? taclied to General Banks' division. a SK1KM1SU WITH HKBF.I. CAVALRY. A scouting party, under Lieut. Gibson, composed of the p Lincoln cavalry, Captaiu Boyd, while out to day, in (be q neighborhood of Pohick church, some twelve miloe from j' here, encountered a company of rebel cavalry. t] Asligbt skirmish ensued, during which Private Irwin' belonging to Philadelphia, waa killed. One of the rebels J wus seen to fall from his horse; but his friends succeeded || in carrying olf bis body. f Three meu, representing themselves as belonging to the ?j Fmpire Rangers, of Louisiana, came to our pickets to-day. t They left Richmond fourteen days ago. After a bearing s they were sent to Washington. PAYMENT OP TBI TROOt'8. ti The government are doing all in their power to preel- 1 pltate tto payment of tho troops. Tne California rogl- * mcnt and two regiments of the Excelsior biigadc will be r paid offon Wednesday next. c the police district op washington. v Inspector of Police lianiei Carpenter, of .Vow York, who p camo here a few days ago on private business connected b with his department, left for homo this afternoon. j, While here he was urgently pressed to ac- t< cept the Chlofship of the new metropolitan police district, organized under a recent act of {J Congress. The law goes into operation to-morrow. Mr. tl Carpenter has been presented to the President in connec- D tlon with the office fbefore mentioned, by an influential J,' delegate of New York, now at the capital. The duties of""? of the ofllco are too large for the small pay. it OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. j' Wasmnoton, August 13, 18?1. R The Efforts of the Politicians to Kill off Scott?Who is He J' sponsible for the Appointment <ff Me DowrU.? Why General ], Scott A uented to the" Onward to Richmond'' J'rogra mme? tl Conditions Dcmatubd by General MeClellan when He Ac- M ccpted the Command of the Potomac Army?lit it Inter- u fertd with and Tender* Hi* Resign a lion?Hen oca I iff jt the Pledget by the Administration and the Wit/ulrawal j'J qf Hit Resignation?Programme qf the Rebels to Obtain j|( Possession iff Port Pickens al the Commencement of the vi War, ........ * 1 dt Tlic disaster at Hull run still continues to be the subject of much comment, especially among tho politicians, who seem to be zealously at work placing the responsibility of that slfair upon Gcnoral Scott, and reWftv trig suspicion r from the shoulders of the really guilty parties. Une of tho ' systems in vogue by these politicians is to go to corrc Fpondeuts with stories, pretending to huvo tbem from ' oflicial sources, in regard to what wo* done by certain J'| military ollleers beforo the march towards Richniond. Those gentlemen each have their favorite member in the J* Cabinet, with whom they pretend to be on most intimate terms, and are able to give court secrets. lu this way they give statements calculated to mislead, ami have in many instances led the public mind astray, and fastened to a certain extent the deeds of politicians and member of the Cabinet upon General Scott, T who, in fact, protested to the lust against some of their ''' orders. This effort to ruin the reputation of General Scott is still persistently followed; hence the numerous state- ci mcnts that have appeared in tho Journals about what was ^ done by Scott, a large proportion of which aroa bundle of ,| lies, manufactured out of whole cloth, to shield certain fl official. 1' As a sample of this, let us take the appointment of jj McDowell as commander of the "onward to Richmond" s army. This General has always had the confidence of 0 General Scott; in his regular place as a member of his staff [J he was a favorite of the old Gcucral, but he opposed to the tl very last his appointment as commander ol' so large a ri force as was sent out towards Richmond. Scott was j, willing that McDowell should bo placed at tho hcadofa p division, but not the entire force. Secretary Chase in- 11 sisted that McDowell was the man for that position, and ^ curried his point with the Cabinet; thus General Scott si was overruled, and there is where the responsibility rests. el The entire organization of the army here was under tho " control or within tho demauds of tho politicians. Scott 1 would ask that certain things should be duue; it would be promised by the officials, but when tho time would come perhaps the very reverse would bo the ease. Vet wo arc constantly told thut Scott had his own way all the f, time. The fact of the matter is, the Washington division of the army was the only portion, without it was Fortress r, Monroe, but what was under the control of the command- P, cr of tho department. The politicians from different w States have been hovering about hero ever since the com mencement of the war?some for the purjiose of robbing tl the government, otkers to rob the volunteers, or make tl money tho best that they could, while another large class would be found importuning tlio Senators or ropresenta- j, tlves from their respective States to secure their appoint- p meut somewhere, either lu the commissariat department n or as officers in the army, where they hoped to do some- w thing that would enable them, on their return home, to fl secure their election to tho Legislature, Congress f or some other position for which they had not the least rjuaiifl- ri cation. In too many inslanes have these movements tl been successful, rendering the "onward to Richmond" p army anything but what it should he. and crowing'worse ? every day. It was, In fact, a political army, so much e| under the control of politicians that it was im|x>ssibl(' for ol any military man to prepare it for a successful march, if resisted by a strong and decided force. Owing to the rl statements daily published In the editorial columus of the a republican press that the rebels would run, were cow- g( srds and would uot flgbt, there was a universal iinpres- b sion among not only officers, but rank and tile, that they ai were going out upon a grand frolic; would have a regular t] holiday spree, come home full of glory, and but fow hurt, Under this impression, which hail tukeu possession of almost the entire force, it was next thing to useless to attempt to force discipline and rigid preparations necessary for an arduous campaign. Kvin If the order for discipline had been ni given by Scott, no one who dally witnessed tlio parading pi of the different officers in full dress around the salo urn ... and barrooms, at all hours of tbe day .could for once have imagined that the order would have been executed. The fact of the mailer was, the main study of nine tenths of to the regimental officers whs not in perfecting themselves .. in military matters, their regiment in drill, but studying how they should make a good pile out of their post- 0,1 tiou. Too many of the Quartermasters and Paymasters of the volunteer regiments are composed of loafing politicians, who have never been accustomed to practical lalsir, but depend for a living upon what they can get hold of by hanging about political club rooms, Commuu Councils and a Legislatures, and were not, therefore, in the least ipiaiilled [ui for looking after the food or clothing of a regiment?is fact only desired to go just far enough to make money for 80 themselves. Instead of preparing themselves for the Tu efficient discharge of their duties, they devoted Ihoir a. time in loaflng and watching for an opportunity to add to tbetr own purse, even If it was done illegitimately, and let the poor soldiers go hungry. mi Most of these things were noticed by Scott; he endca- rt. vored to correct them, but the Cabinet, being more favor tbe politicians than the true interest of the Nt country, rendered him no assistance, and of course bis ef- tr? forts failed. A gentleman who has spent his lifetime in milt- of tary affairs assured me that when tien. Scott consented to an permit the column to march towards Richmond he did It tb under the view of correcting the evils that existed In the sui army growing out of incompetency of officers, ioierfo- ' bo: 11K H , AUGUST 19, 1861. nco of politician* and tho feeling that the war was only T| frolic. He stat-p that Scott felt that they wonM at least ive a hard battle near Manassas, and oven if victorious ,ere?which they would have been if his programme id bran fully carried out?the contest would be severe lough to tench all partlescngagod?even the politicians? ? ml discipline nud military skill were necessary to put jwu tlio rebellion. They have horn taught ihiB clTcctulv, and new the rascally i?lltlclau8(for 1 liave no milder j irm for them) arc endeavoring to thn \v the blame of j, orythlng that has happened u|>on tlio shoulders of the . mean General. The lesson learned In tlio runt w 1 bo tin mod one, and probably as cheap ss the country could (3| ipect to have taught the unscrupulous politicians any- , " i /*'" We are now told that a now order of tilings has been'* tin laugurated In Washington. It Is duo to the public as 1KI1 oil as to Gen Met'leli.m. that one or two incidents sln.uhl 1 e made known. Tlie public am already well posted in 1 gard to tho government summon dig Gen. McClellttii to 1 mimand the forces on tho Potomac. Immediately after Uti in arrival of that gallant olllcer lie sought for and luid a iiK Inters lew with Gen. SOOtt. and the MMNnUM as a " latter of course run upon the Hull run affair and the cou- ull ttion of tho army around Washington, dor ing which Gen. cott revealed to McC'Icllan tho obstacles be lias had to ' untend with ever since the commencement of llio out- an reak, bow that tins clique of |mhticiaus demanded this, mi ml tbut clique something else, until he was hampered hy ex mm, and advised MrClellun to make his acceptance eei f tho command of that division conditional that foi e (Meridian) should have full control of the entire dlvl- Ki loo, not only in tho arrangement of the forces, but tho bl< election of his brigade, division and other officers. On is ins point It seems that Meridian had made up Ids mind vli efore ho arrived at Washington, and in his subsequent to Ilerview made these |Hiiuls a condition in his nccoptauce ml I the eommund Tho eieitenn-ut over the rout tit Bull In iinwuaut >(s height, the President and Cabinet all had St ng faces, and, nfier a little pai ley ing, all agreed to the vi endltkon* a '?e<l by MoClellati. With tins understanding Ai o accepted tlio position, and immediately commenced the lui

rltious (ask of bringing order out of chuos. He liud boon yt t work but a few day, before the politicians began their si rork sgaiu, and wore foiunl tmp<irtiining the President Ik nd tlie Cabinet; Congressmen were prevailed iiihui to an ami' a list of brigadiers from (he different Stales, ami tho (It lilHlllltne Ills of ether ufTteoru was n. ninn.l. d i l.? p.. unc sources. The pressure ui>on Lincoln dually became d great that lie was prevailed upon to ask Gen. McClellan v jchange the agreement with bun, sending with the re- N ucet ft list of tiatiies that he should be obliged to up oint, who bail boco demanded by so strong political 11 nice in the several States that lie could not ovei look lielr demand. M General McClellan looked at the list, and at once in- ar >rmod lTcstdeut Lincoln that ho hod no use for the par- pr icsnamed, and could not give them positions,adding that At r that was hm programme Washington would pu ill. They had to contend with eduoateil and experienced eh Ulcers, and 110 civilians or politicians could discharge the 1* uty required by officers holding positions asked for in hi his contost. lie would not stake his reputation with rn uch men as officers under him: if the army on the l'o- w ninac was to bo officorod in the main by men without av ullitary experience or education, he would not remain to ar ear the obtain of their failure, as a failure it would be, co herefnro tendered his resignation, which he immediately rrote, and asked that it might bo accepted forthwith. Jo The resignation camo like ? peal of tlumder upon the th 'resident aud Cabinet: no little fluttering transpired in bl ourt circles for some time after its annoui.cemeut. The wl 'abinct was convened, and a long council bold over it, re; tliieli dually resulted m a refusal to accept it, aud u now I ji ledge hemg given to McClellan that his plans should not CI o interfered wltb, and that If ho would go ahead he su hould not he again molested, but evory facility placed at ui is disposal. I'nder tins new pledge General McClellan Is fe ?-day at work prewiring the army for the work to bo th one by them. To his prompt and derisive rebuke to lbs ze uichiuatious of the politicians is tho country indebted on ir the safety of the capital to-day. lie having thus shown pa iiat he will not be tampered with, we shall probably have th 0 further interference, but tbe army will go on changing cli mil a [Kiliticul to a military army, rapidly gaining tho MM of the public. ^ In a conversation had with a gentleman who ift New Orleans 1 learn an important incident 1 the rebellion at its commencement. When the Star of io Wost wns at that port there wero eight hun- 1? red and fifty regular lTuiled States uniforms at the Baton ouge Arsenal. A plan was devised to put tboso unt unis on that number of men, place them on the War of f te West and sail for fort l*lckens,for the apparent oh- "1 ot of reinforcing the fort. Gaining admittanre under 1 ml idea, tliey were at once to kill or make way in some a' ray with tho garrison stationed there and hold posaes- J* Inn 6f it. Tho loader ot this movement Immediately ' dographed to Jed', linns. asking hie sanction of the pro ict. llavis, it seems, had some doubt about tho success VI f the expedition, and telegraphed in reply that, although toy might bo successful, there was danger of being overiuled by tho I'eDsaculn squadron and losing not only the rssol hut the men, and therefore advised them to alumni It, winch it seems that they did. WaemJtOTojr, August 18,1801. pr General MeClellan's Reform*?Jealousy Among <(ffidal!. St The city is mueli more quiet and orderly. The admi- nc iblo discipline inaugurated by General McClellan has not hi lly worked well for the soldiers, but lias served to render ct illco courts and military trials almost unnecessary, and w rutect the |iopulation from trouble, fear or imposition, ai i see soldiers one must visit the camps, and neither ofll- o rs nor men are observable unless ardcutly engaged in pi usiness for their regiments. J" One dislikes General Scott because of some old antipathy s hen ho was prominent as a politician. Ilenee uncharl. j[ iblecomments on his conduct of the war. which pro- 11 nkes unamiable retort. Another bus not boon wel' Jj eated by Cameron in the appointment of army oflicers* liis is charged to personal dislike, and in this way much ' >oIncss has bo- n engendered which induces on harttahlc remarks which arc not made pointiss in tlio repetition. It is generally adimtted lhai tlie wntry would feel satisfied with several changes ju tl^jj ablnet, and ih" desire seems quite universal that Holf of ientneky should lie called to tho administration of one of V >ie departments. Such a selection would give greater con- P deneeto the community, and add vet more to the general si ellcf iii the honesty of purpose of Lincoln, whose sagacity "I ra'iiis to have been more at fault In the appointment of Si hose heads of departments which possess the greatest n< Iguificance at tho present Juncture of affairs. I attended c< no of tho Episcopal churches on Sunday, where the cl rencher (who has two brothers in the rebel army) ul- b idetl to tho present contest as a dual?the application of 01 lie term being received with evident displeasure by sevc- P d army officer* piiamt. K What movements of troo)is are projected no one but the w rop. r officers kuows, and all Inqutstttvenopg seems sue- ri ended in tho general confidence reposed in the pow rs T1 let ho. Time aud results will prove that confidence t" lie fr ell justified. There se'-nis to be some little ill ft* .g ai niong Cabinet olllcers, subversive of that harmony which tl liould exist nt a moment like the present. These differ- o' noes are not the result of disagreements on nutioual af- h Irs. P HE RECENT BATTLE IN MISSOURI?THE P FORCE OF THE REBELS, ^ Rotxx, Mo., August 17, 1*161. la The St. Louis Republican'! correspondent furnishes the n blowing items:? p, The forces engaged In the battlo of Wilson's creek orlied their camping ground at a point eight miles p wthwest of hero to day, where there is ati abundance of ater and other facilities for camp life. Major Sturgfs assumed coiumond ol' the army at a point airly miles from Springfield, and hud since conducted le retreat. t) The Iowa First regiment reached here to-dny, and will ht rocced Immediately to St. I/iuis and be disbanded, their j. rm of enlistment having expired. The loss of this regi- ol lent whs thirteen killed, one hundred and thirty-four onnded?flfty-tyreo seriously and olghi mortally?and ., vc missing. n Lieutenant Colonel Merritt, commanding tho First Iowa JJ ^giment, re)sirt8 ofUcially that the em my brought into ^ le field 14/100 well armed and disciplined troop*; t;d di 9,000 irregular troops, while our own forte ? ?- only ^ bout 5,000 In the early part of iho engagement ai.d con- w iderably loss thou 4,000 for the ioneludlng four hours in r it. i Captain Emmitt McDonald, of the habeas corpus noto- ,','J lety, arrived at Major Sturges' camp this morning with flag of truco, ostensibly to negotiate an exchange of pri>ncre aDd procuro medical stores for the wounded on J(i rdh sides; but it is strongly suspected that he is really of :ttug as a spy. What action Major Sturges will take In ic matter is not known. g;l WESTCHESTER FAIR FOR THE WAR. Katonaii, N. Y., August 16,1861. . Tttr soldiers' fair, iuaugurated by the ladhs of Katunuh, id tbc town of Bedford, passed oil' pi asnntly, aud ovod a complete success, supply ing an ample fund for Mi ic prosecution of their labors. * The details were well arranged, and it was largely at- u? i ded by the residents of the neighborhood for miles br ound, aud by visiters from Lake Mohattac and Wuc. ge buc. The fair closed in the evening with an auction sale of e articles undisposed of, and Judge Robertson "n art a noto from Mr. Jay, enclosing an extract of |',J, letter frota Mrs. Lincoln, Ui referenoe to tho ?v ivclocks sent to Washington, which had been pre- JJ'1 uto?i by her to the Second, Ninth, Twenty seventh and mmany regiments from New York. They had been re- Bo ivod thaukfully and with cheers. JJj Tho spirit exhibited at the fair showed a stern deter iuation to sustain the government against the armed bols of the South and their disloyal sympathisers at the irth, no matter under what pretence they veil their achcry. It indicated also the deep anxiety of tlic people vil this section for tho vigorous prosecution of the war. Sis d for the prompt arrest of traitors at the capital and do< roughout the country, as an essential step towards the err i cess of pur arms and the vindication of the nation's thi nor. be ERAI HE BLOCKADE AND THE PRIVATEERS. T OUR HALIFAX CORRESPONDENCE. Halifax. August 8,1861. 1 inning of the Blockade?What the Blue No** l'rat Think*?The Gold FuUU, <te., dtc. I enclose you on extract from the Evening Expreu, pubtfd In tliis city. It la true, 6luce my arrival hero, jro havo boon somo throe or four vessels from North rolinn. They coins in under thu llrtlish flag, which, no Kit, is all right or very w rong. 1 think tho loopltolo ?ough which those vourcU croup from tho Southern rts might be cloned by the vessels detailed for thut 'yThe news from tho gold Held is very flattering. Tlia ion lius but few sympathizers here. The price of ll li materially uflectod. The following is the extract uded to THE BLOCK APE NOT EFFECTIVE. The two priuei|>ul pons of North Carolina, Wilmington d Beaufort, wo learn, have not been mid uro lea now der blockade, tuid an active trade in carried on in llio port of naval stores and tbc import of provisions. Kent accounts slate lliul six vessels were loading in Reau't and four iu Wilmington, wbleh would shortly sail for issitu, N. I'., and other llritish ports. The roasou the a'kade lius not hcen ntude eircctivo at these two ports said to bo that the government is [w?irly pro- fa| led with vessels of draught sufficiently light enable thcin to lny oil' those harbors. Taking vantago of this fact, the rebels uro protltlng fo the exportation of the principal product of the fr, ate?naval stores?and weekly receive cargoes of pl osions from vessels of light draught, from Nassau, N. P. ' i a proof of this two vessels nave arrived at this pert tT lely from S'oith Carolina, one on Sunduv aud another ^ wtcrduy afternoon, both laden with naval stores. It la iteil tliitt they bad not the slightest difficulty In leAving. >th vessels, we understand, belong to the sumo person, a .1 we have no doubt that he will make u handsome hi lag Ml of the transaction. There havo liccn three ur. iiIh at thitt port from the sume place a few weeks ago. in OVA SCOTIA VE8RKLR TRADING WITH THE 05 SOUTH. ? [From the Boston 1'ost, August 12.] Fsvoral vessels front Nova Scotia have recently boon >ing a good business at the South, and it in said others ft, e there making arrangements to secure a share of tlio olils to he realized ou , Ac., by runntug the blockuue. al , St. John, Now Brunswick, also wo learn that the sym- St ithios of tlio people ore largely In favor of the seces 0. mists, and that the ship Alliance will soon leave that irt for Charleston, where she Is mostly owned. It will ln recollected tint' the Alliance sailed from Knglaud scve- Ci ,1 months since, with port of a cargo of munitions of jj :ir, but on arriving olf Charleston bar was Tiered ray, when she proceeded to St. John, New Brunswick, n riving there iu Juue, and lias since remained with the A ntrsbaud on board ^ On Tuesday last the stesmer from this port took to Ft. hn (among the other articles not usually forwarded In ta at direction) $1,100 wiorth of tin plate, $1,200 worth of ac ack tin, $(?60 worth of i|u!cksilver, Ac., Ac., all of 0f licit was landed alongside of the Alliance, and a corspoudent of tho Merchants' Etrchauge states that Mr. ftU (the owner) and the ca|>talu (both citizens of le larlestnn) have been purchasing, from lime to time, ch further supplies as would indicate a "forward raoveent" to l'almeltodom. Tho Alliance has kept the "Conlerate flag" living siuco her arrival, notwithstanding tt e protest of the American sea captains and other citins at Pt. John. Of course alio can be easily captured by r armed vessc's ou the Southern coast, and If allowed P' ss litem we .-hull have fresh reason for believing to ct at there are still officers in ou rnavy who should watch ... see, and be closely watched. et A PRIVATEER OFF HALIFAX. 'r [From the Providence Journal, Augnst 17.1 l< The Brit'sli schooner Favorite, Capt. Dexter, from Tic- n u, arrived here yesterday. The captain reiiorts that on g h ihm passage irora ucro 10 ricuiu, ou me win or July, hen ho was about sixty miles enst or Halifax, ho woa lased by a privateer schooner of about two hundred tons i irthen. He msdo out on her Htcrn the totters J AUtU. t 10 csphitn of the privateer, seeing his British colors, i<e<) Romo unimportant questions and started off towards e une vessels visible at a distance. On nrrivitift at Flrton s ipt. Oexter found that an Kuglish brig had been pursued / the privateer a day or two after lie saw her. The priitcor was a very fast sailer. v 01 THE PRIVATEER SUMTER. u TO TDK EDITOR OF THE IlEHALI). tl N*w York, August 17, 1M1. h Tliero 1r an error in the statement published in your '' 1st of this morning iu regard to the prlvateor steamer miter. The vessel now cruising In the Gulf tinder that P line Is not the Colon, afterwards Marquis do la Habana, l' it tbo United States mall steamer Habana, which was 8 immunded and partly owned by Captain MacConnell,aud c as engaged lirsl as a mail steamer between New Orleans n id Tehuantepoc, and recently between Havana and New c rleuns. Site is an American built vessel, and although a r SAMAlloe io a carl' r.inl Cha .in,.u11f n.o.l.i l(u. wi.n fi i ,o ?> . j in. ?, ??. . ud "" etweon New Orleans an<1 Havana in fifty to sixty b sirs, be news about her sain to the "government'' of the utliem confederacy, and changing her name from ub.-ina to t-nniter, wag published in tin- Now Orleans and avana papers in May or June last Tbn Marquis do la atiunn and the (leuernl Mlramon?tbo two steamers capired off Vera Cruz?it is reported, are both armed lie jirlateerg, but tbo names that were given to them have leaped my memory. A MERCHANT. A PRIZE VESSEL AT BOSTON. 'J (Kroin the Boston '^livelier, A ugust 16.] Tho cose of the prize brig Amy Warwick, of Richmond, irginia, captured while on its way from Kio to that art, with a cargo of coffee, by a vessel of the blockading piadron, came up by assignment bt fore Judge Sprnguc, f the United Stales I'istrict Court, this morning?United la teg District Attorney Dana lor the government; Shiny Baulett and Edward Bangs for the claimants. The >unael agree as to main fuels in tlie case. It is not aimed by the government that the vessel had run the loekade or was trying to run it when captured. Tho rly ground ii|>nn which it Is claimed is that it is the proerty of a public enemy, being owned by citizens of iehtnond, and the principal question that ailses is ' led her the citizens of Vugituu, which Statu is now in (bell Ion. can lie considered as public enemies. Itis will probalily be argued at length at some ituro day. The claiinauts all guy that they e loyal "citizens Of the United States. A queson of fact may, however, arise as to the arnership of 4,700 bugs of coffee, in which a British raise may prove to have au interest. No claim B been ' resented by tills house as yet; but should they present a did claim th" Coflfee will tie given up, us not belonging to ulillc enemies. Enur hundred hags of coffee belong to a iehmond house, and w ill I e dis|Kised of the suuie way 4 the vi-s I The master of tlie bt ig, a resident of Mnryind, ownod fourteen bags of coffee in the vessel. This aiming Mr. Hongs moved (but this be restored to him. s h is a citizen of a loyal Htato no objection was interosed, and the Court granted the motion. URTUER PARTICULARS OF THE CAPTURE OF PHILADELPHIA SHIPS. A despitch yesterday announced the capture of Phi'sIplna vessels by rebel privateers. Tho following aro Idilii nd particulars'.? The Charleston Onu ier of the 6th instant announ 'eg ii* iirnvui in uiiu city mi ifit* aiicrnoon 01 [lie otri.1 n mo . earner Antolupc, of the deip.chnio&t of the Waalu g on Artillery, under tho command of J.ieutouant I1 i inert Salvo, having In cbargo tlie I olio wing a floors and seamen captured l>y a privateer:? aptain I,. Holmes, and W. Hurl, mate, late of ic barli (Stan, of Poitland, Maine, bound from i'iiiladel- ti hia for Tortugas, with a cargo of tliree hundred and D inety one tons of coal, intended for the Gulf squadron; enry Wilson, mate, lute ol ttio burl; Rowena, of and fir liiladelphin, from Lagttayra, with a cargo of one thousand p vgs of coffee; William N'iohols, seaman, and Henry An- ri rson, a boy, late of the schooner Mary Alice, from I'orto IcoforXriv York, with a cargo of two hundred and teen hogsheads of sugar. The prisoners above named ri ere removed, the Courier says, to comfortable quarters w i the jail "for safe keeping until proper disposition can made of their cases. They were accompanied to tho ' ison by the City Police, in citizen's dress, so as to avoid di tracting any unnecessary attention." pi Tho Charleston Courier of the Smw ditto announces that 10 privatoor Je!f. Davis, Captain Coxetter, recently enprcd a large brig, owned in I'piluUelpbia, loaded with at igar from Havana. The prize crew arrived o|f the coast dl Florida with the brig, and the blockading ship Perry d making her appearance, the steamer Si. Johns lowed " ir into Brunswick, Georgia. The ve-sel and cargo are w id lobe worth one liundredand sixty thousand doluus, ai id it is tho eighth prize captured by the Davis. , ri BOSTON BOY CONFINED ON BOARD TIIK u PRIVATEER JEFF. DAVIS. The Boston ffeml'i states that "ii Wednesday a son of r. Gammon, of Kast Weymouth, picked up on the Fast l'' ey couth beach, a liottic, containing u note of which the st ID i. g D an exact copy. The original, which is before Sl . written in pencil on two small pieces of (>apor, was ought to ua by <'usliing'a Fast Weymouth express, and i authenticity is vouched for. it hours marks of fo nulueness:? , On Xasttcktt gtKUtfl, July 83, 1801. Private Johnaon ou board tho privateer Jeff. Davis. I I cntined on board .as a prisoner. Whoever picks this tli i will please to let iny folks know iu Boston. i have c, ordered to be shot for trying to es< ape. Tell them to cage my death. Sho can be very easily captured, as I* sy have only twenty men aboard. Trusting r metbing or 11 happen to make good my escape before this unjust .? itenee r*n be executed ii|ion inc. Publish this in tho stoa papers for God's sake and lot them know about it. !K ey have taken three priZ's to-day. Hoping some one hi II pick this up, I will bid farewell to all. WM. A. JOHXPOX. iu REBEL PRISONERS. ti: [From the Wheeling Intelligencer, August 12.1 i rheSeventeenth Ohio regiment, which arri\e.| ii r .rev le on Tuesday last, had In charge eleven pr'?on?rt>? | 'cghera from Virgin a. Among then* was a lawyer, a i ki tor. a school tea licr. a pnsinnrtt. r and a squire. S. v- j p il of them wore savage |>. king nun. win I e',, i a I aigh they would curry their amis let tire couscjueuccs , " what tluy may. 1 ai 1 4 D. I RICE TWO CENTS. HE 6KIAT BATTLE IA MlSSOMtl. nteresting Additional Details from Our Special Correspondent. &c., &< ., &c. [ovnnti?ti Prevtoua to the Battle?Tito Battle Field?llrtllla at Itepulae of tlto Enrmy'i Cavalry?The Death of (ieif Lyon while Gallantly Leading a Charge of the Iduii Troop*?'The Operation* of General Slegila Column?The ltetreat. of the Union Foreea Neermdtnted by Fxliauatlon anil Want of Ammunition? General Lyon'a Complaint* Uefore the llattle of the Goveriiincnt Leaving Kim Without Iteinforeemrnt*?The Loan In the Buttle?The Killed and Wounded, die., die. 1'ICIAL COKKESI'ONPKNCK OF T11E ItEIUI.I). Sl'RINCnKlD, Mo., August 10, 1881. After tho occurrences of tho 3<l aml 4th in.*!*., uu.l tlio ling bark of tlio Uuion troops upon fprlngtlelil, (be tails mado an advance, anil on the oveuing of the 6ih rmcd their camp ujiou Wilson's ereok, about ten niilet* urn Sprltigfiehl, on the Fuycttuvillo road. Heporls of ilea, deserters and a few prlsoncs undo tt certain that icy were hi forco from eight to twenty thousand, ami ore provided with from eight to sixteen pieces ol brasg innon. On the evening of tho 7th Generul I,you formed plan of night surprise, but the project was abandoned, id nothing of imporiunco occurred until the evening of le Oth. On that evening the plan was formed of attackig them simultaneously at either cud of the camp, which [tended for seme three miles along the batiks of tho eek. DISPOSITION OF TDK TNI ON FOHCKS. General Slegel was sent to the extreme left, to begin tho tack on that side, having with him a force of 1.200 men id nix pieces of light artillery under command of Major ihaetfer. General I.yon led the main column, which w as to >en battle on tlio right, consisting of three companies First fantry ,Captr 'n Plummer;twoi'ompauiesSecond tufantry, lptuln Steele; one company Fourth artillery,recruits, icutcuant Uithrop; Captains Totteu's and Dubois' batte? eg, six pieces each; Missouri First regiment, Colonel odrews; Kansas First, Colonel Deltzler; Kansas Second, donel Mitchell; Iowa First, Colonel Dates, and one bafcliou from Second Missouri, under Major Osterlinug. In Idition wore several companies of Home Guards, a part whom did good service, but the majority proved an inlorablo nuisance, running like frightened deer at (ho ost alarm and gutting in the way of others. MOVING TO TUG ATTACK. The whole force left Springfield about Hiinsct on the 9th, le left column taking the Fuyetlevillo road and the right le road leading to Mount Vernon, leaving them at -nper points for making detours to onclose the f imp. Your correspondent Joined the right column. uler General Lyon, as that promised to bo most actively igagcd. Midnight found ue in a bay Held, four mites om the robcl position, and ae it was not doemeil prudent 1 approach nearer before morning, the men were perittted to get what sleep they could extract from the hard round during the few hours preceding dawn. At a tew minutes before four tho whole column was igain in motion. It wns not long before the camp appeared in sight, located, as we anticipated, along Wilson's reelf. On either aide of the stream tho valley, ivcruging some twenty rode In width, waa bounded iy S range of low and gently sloping Mils, covered ltli a scanty, but occasionally dense growth of scrub ?ks of a few feet in height. Tortious of these slopes, ig other with |>arts of the valley, liud boon cleared unit lined into corn and wheat holds; tho latter hud Just eon visited by the sickle, but the former was still in ixuriant growth, affording Complete concealment to Ither foot or horsemen. The rebels had selected those oinis which admitted of the beet defence as positions for heir men and batteries, these being mainly on the north hie of the creek. The low oaks, with which the entire amp was surrounded, prevented our seeing many univalents until almost lit tho last moment, and the same nuse did much to hinder the aim of both artillery ami illemeu. At ten minutes past live tho rebel pickets were ecu and driven in, and we rapidly moved forward to like position opposite the rebel buttery. This wo se:urod on a gently sloping hill, which had been tho exremeof (he rebel camp, as several wsgoiis, a few U tile, tumorous choking utensils, and other et cetera#of u solIter's life plainly indicated. TUB BATTLK. ilk Ik UIDWNS DI(|I1? MUUV.TiV JUIUO 11 .... kUU IV. mttery Captain Totten uulimbeced liis guns anil wan j?_ ?<lily joined by Captain Jmbois. Captain rotten openel the battle with a twelve pound shell, and was promptly uswered by the rcbois. In a few moments all out liecos were engaged with ail oijual number of the one ay 's cannou, both sides firing with great rapidity. Tho 'irst Missouri regiment wt s piaced in position to support ho battory, with Major Os tor bans' battalion on tbo txremo right to act as skim. sUitb. To the loft of our Hue ,a? a ravine, with precipitous sides. ailjoiniug this rut ino ius acorn Held, and boyond theiaiter was a wheat slubblo oid. Captains I'lummer and Gilbert, with throe c< manies of regulars, and Captain Wright, with two co;nj>aiies of llouio Guards, were sunt to occupy these iienis and irovent tno enemy front making a llank movement ujion he battery. The rebels did not long allow OUT forces to rait in lino with their rittoR unused, hut commenced a re of musketry ujron Os^crbaus'battalion and those of lie First Missouri" ou th>* riktil; Afty two or three ounils of Minie balls, the ttriug became general 'he ino of lliis regiment, and an attempt at a charge Cm >rekeu up and the euetny forced to retire. At about the i in a of the commencement of the tiring by the First lissouri those on. our left fouud themselves busily euaged iu tho cornfield with a large body of rebel troops hat had been sent out to oppose them. The Homo iuards.up usual, fell back to a safer locality, and tho regulars, Uniting skirmishing iu tho corn moro destructive to ftcmselvos than to their opponents, from (he latter mowing well tho ground, fell buck to the edge of Uu Held and succeeded In there holding po. n Ion. ho (Ire against the regulars before they foil buck was lurtlcuiarly heuvy and well directed, an the corn afllirded line screen behind wiilch to take near and deliberate im. The regulars gave return shots whenever they oblined eight of an enemy, und arc confident that they did inch towards thinning tbo rebel ranks. The litst Missouri troops, who wero acting as n aopnrt to the battery in front, stood their ground like veteitiB, and sent many u Minic ball true to Its aim. As inch of the firm# against them was from weapons inleor to theirs, they had the enemy nt b slight advantage hen placed man to man. und though finally much eui [? and forced to retire, they were not withrawn till they had tiiroe succeggivo times roilsod the rebels. On each of there occasions le enemy brought fresh troo[? into the field, id it la believed that during the entire day they id not bring the same force twice into action except in le or two flank movements. When the Missouri First as withdrawn, after they liad been under fire an hour id a half, the Kansas First and Second, with the Iowa irgt.wre placed in the front, the latter being to the gbt of the Kansas troops aud further towards the rear, ins keeping the Iowa partly in reserve. The rebels piln came up in stronger force than ever, hut were twlco riven back by the Kan-ans?the latter, in both inunces, bringing their bnyonets to the charge and pur dng for some distance down the slope. They would ivu followed up to the battery had not their offle ra ured that the retroul might boa ruse to draw them into 1 ambuscade, the scanty growth of trees and bush s . ing admirably adapted for forming an ami ush. All lis time Lieutenant Loibrop's regulars were lying down i the right of Dubois' battery, waiting for s proper op irtuulty to come into action. The lieutenant himself sat 1 his horse in front of his m_ti. displaying tie ire st im irturbable coolness. "Don't dodge," said he to a re>rter, who shall be nameless, oa tliat individual turned r liead aside to allow a ball to pass; "don't dodgo, for Hi might put your head exactly where a ball w i com" g. and tlicu we should bo minus a reporter." .lb >t^o me the Kansas h** 'he place of the First Mu-oWl, lent.mnt 1,'tlirop's nmn were ordered in front of tho tttery to clerr the brush of srme rebel skirnn hers jown to bo lying there. As they advance! ami r.ded their In to the ravine on the left, a brisk tiro is i>|?"iu d i>p> n them, h uh from the bushes iu froi.t d the bank of the ravine on their left dank, but ttw*

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