Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 2, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 2, 1861 Page 1
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Y v | TB WHOLE NO. 9123. BRILLIANT HAVAL VIM, Capture of the Forts and Batteries in Hatteras Inlet . Official Reports of Major General Butler and Commodore Stringham. Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds Effectually Blockaded. Fifteen of the Rebel Troops Killed and Thirty-five Wounded. Forty-five Officers and Six Hundred and Sixty-five Non-Commissioncd Officers and Privates Taken Prisoners. The Assistant Secretary of the Rebel Navy Among the Prisoners. tat Thousand Stand ef Arms, Twenty-four Gannon, and a Large Amount of Ammunition and Stores Taken. Capture of Vessels Laden with Cotton and Tobacco. The Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane Aground. MILITARY IMPORTANCE OF THE MOVEMENT Bketohe? of the Officers Who Took Fart in the Engagement, Ac., &c., &c. The naval expedition which left Fortran Monroe on Monday last, on secret service, under command of M>\jor General Butler and Oommodore StringUam, has achieved a splendid success. The rebel fortifications at naturae fcifet, which were of vast Importance in a military point of viaw, have fallen beneath the attack of our intrepid navy, and the occupants of the forts, among whom there wore several distinguished officers, have been taken prisoners. The rebels, who were ommauded by Commodore Humuol Barron, late of the United States Navy, fought with m ich spirit, but our navy carried too many guns for them, aud they ware obliged to surrender unconditionally. Fortylive rebel officers, six hundred and sixty Ave non-commissioned officers and privates, one thousand stand of arms, thirty Ave cannon, a large amount of ammunition and stores, and several small vetsolp, laden with cotton and tobaoco, were captured through the bravery of our md. Oar special correspondent, who has arrived from the scene of the contest, which be left Friday afternoon, wMh General ButUr and staff, in the steamer Adelaide, under command of Oommaryier H. S. Stollwagen, U. P. N., aching fer a short time at Fortress Monroe, ttiene..- to Annapolis and Washington, fires the following account af the brilliant affair:? The expedition, consisting of the frigates Minnesota, Commodore Strlnghun; Wabash, Captain Mercer; the gunboats Pawnee, Qiptnin Rowan; MonticeUo, Commander Glllis, and Ute Harriet Ijme, Captain Faunce, with the transports Adelaide nnd George Peabody, conveying troops to the number of about a t'-onsand, left Fortress Monroe last Monday, and reached the rendezvous off Hattoras Inlot, fifteen miles below Cape Hatteraa, on Tuesday merning, tike Minnesota and Wabash oomiug in in the afternoon, and the Cuiuoorfcad joined the fleet the some day. Preparations were immediately made to land the troops be following morning, at which tiiuo the transports ran near the beach, two miles north of the Inlet, and, covered by the MonticeUo, Harriet Line and Pawnee, about j tlfree hundred men were landed through a heavy surf, I lbe force consisting of Capt. Larned'B company of regular artillery, Capt. Jardlne's company Ninth Now York, two companies of the Twentieth New York, with Col. Wobor Ud Lieut. Col. Ifeias; a delMhmeat of marines from the frigates, under oommand of Majors Doughty aud Shuttleworth, and a detachment of Bailors from the Pawnee; ucJor Licuta. Crosby and Blue, with Drs. King and Jones. The gunboats swept the beach and neighboring e?pse of scrub oaks. All tho boats being swamped and bilged U the surf, no more men could be thrown ashore. Meanwhile, the Minnoeottt and Wabash?the latter with the Cumberland in tew?steamed up to the front of one of the rebel batteries and took their position at long range. At ten o'clock the Wabash fired tho first gun, the. eleven-inch shell striking near the battery and bursting wMt tremendous force. The battery, which was of sand, covered with tarf and mounting five long thirty-two's, in. atantly returned the Ore, the shot falling short. The Minnesota and Cumberland immediately opened fire aa I rained nine and eleven inch shells into and about It. The Ore was terrific, and soon the battery's responses were few and ftur between, save when tho frigates suspetiind flre for a while to get a new position, when the enemy's fire was auirot npu ivvv*. No damage was sustained by our ships, and when they again took their position the cannonading was iutcMsoly hot, the shells dropping In tho enemy's works or falling co the ramparts, exploding In death dealing fragments, and carrying death and destruction with them. The small wooden structural hIkmr the fort were torn and perforated with flying shells. At eleven o'clock the im mense flagstafr was shot aw/iy and the rebel flap catno down, but th'i flro was still continued by themM twelve oVlr>ck the Susquehanna steamed in, and. dropping her boats aHtem, opened an effective Are. The cannonading on our part was incessant, and tho air was alive with the hum and explosion of flying "hells; but the enemy did not return the (Iro with any regularity, tho battery being too hot for them, from the explosion of ahetls that dropped in at tho rate of above a half dozen a minute. Tho enemy ceased flrir.R a little before two, and after a ftrw more shells had been thrown in the Commodore gig atlired to ceaw firing. The troops had meantime advanced to within a short distance of the fort, and before we eeased tiring some of our men got in and raisod the Stars and t'trlpes. Tlia jta was too hot for the men, biit the flag was left waving. Coxswain Benjimin Sweares, of the Pawnee's first cutter, stood for sonic time on the ramparts waving the flag amid a flight of shells. When the firing ceased the fort wa:: occupied u force and hold afterwards. The Monticollo bad proceeded ahead of tho land force to protect them, and had reai'hod the Inkt when a large fort, of an octagon sh.\pe, to the rear and light of the small battery, counting ten thirty * [E NE two's and four eight-Inch guns, which had till j thou boon silent, opened on her with eight guns, at short rango. At the same Instant sho got aground, and stuck fast, the enemy pouring In a lire, hot and heavy, which tho Monticello replied to with nhell sharply. For fifty mtnutcs she held her own, and finally getting off the gTound she came out, having been sh*t through and through by sevon eight-inch shell, one going below the water line. She fired fifty-five shell in fifty minutes, und partially silenced the battery. She withdrew at dusk for repairs, with one or tw? men slightly bruised, but none killed or wounded. Tho escape of the vessel and crew was miraculous. Until this time we supposed the day was oars; but the unexpected opening of the large battery rather changed tho asj>eet of affairs. Things did not look cboerful at dark. Wo had men ashoro who were probably in need of provisions, and in case of a night attack no assistance could be seat them from tho Harriet Lane. As we lay close In shore we saw the bright bivouac fires on tho beach, with groups of men about them. The night passed without an alarm, the enemy, as we have since learned, laying en their arms all night, expecting an attack. At early daybreak on Thursday the men went to quarters In the floct, and at a quarter-past eight, the vee" sels having borne down nearer than the previous day's jr SIVIUU, WC KWIU UegSU, IUU BUEqUOIUUUUl UpCUUlg IUO day's work by a shell from ouo of the eleven-inch gun*. The Minnesota and Wabash Joined in immediately, and again the bum of shell and their explosion were hoard. They tired nearly half an hour before (he battery responded, when it answered briskly. Our (Ire was more correct than on the previous day. The range had been obtained, and nearly every shot went into the buttcryi throwing up clouds of sand and exploding* with tern Bo effect. At twenty-flve minutes past ten tbe Harriet Line penod Are, and soon al ter the Cumberland came in from the offing und joined in the attack. Tlie Harriet Iiine, with her rifleJ guns, did good execution, several projectiles from tho eight-inch shell going into the battery. and one going directly through the ramparts. The fire ?as so hot that all uf the enemy that could do so got into a bomb-proof in the middle of the battery. Finally, at five minutes past eleven A. II., an eleven. inch shell having pierced the bomb-proof through a vuq'lator and exploded inside near tbe magazine, the enemy gave np the flghfaad raised over the ramg^rts a white flag. We immediately ceased Die. Gen. Butler went Into the Inlet and landed at (he fort and demanded an unconditional surrender. Commodore Barron, Assistant Secretary tf t|. Confederate Navy, asked that the fflcers be allowed to march out with skle arms, and the men be permitted to return to their homes after surrendering their arm&j These terms were proaounced inadmissablo by Genera Butler, and Anally the loroe was surrendered without condition. Articles of capitulation were signed an the flagship by Commodore ftringham and General Butter on the part *f the United States, and by Commodore Barron, Colonel Martin and Major Andrews so the rebel side, and the kit By the surrender wo ante in possession of one thousand stand of armR, thirty-five heavy guns, ammunition for the same, a large aroorml of hospital and other store*, twe schooners?one loaded with tobaoco and the otaor with provisions; one brig loaded with cotton, two Mghtboau> two surf boats, Ac. ^ The enemy's loss they a How to be eight killed and thirly flvo wounded. Eleven of the latter were left at the hospital at Annapolis. Wo took forty-five officers prisoners, many of high rank, among whom were:? THE CAPTIVE OFFICERS. Commodore Samuel Barron, late Captain in the United States Navy; was born in Virginia and appointed from that State. Ho entered the navy January 1, 1812, was nineteen years at sea, eight years on shorn and twenty years unemployed. His total term ef service in tho navy up to the time of his resignation was forty-eight years, lie was last at sea In 1899. Commodore Barron holds the position of Assistant Socrctary of the Navy under Jeir. Davis. Colonel Bradford, Chief of the Ordnance. Colonel William F. Martin, of the Seventh Horih Carolina Volunteers. Colonel Martin is a native of Elizabeth City, N. C., and is about thirtyeight years of age. He is a lawyer by pro' fesslon, having studied under the late Hon. Wm. B. Shepard, and until the present rebellion, we believe, has paid but little attention to the science of war. Colonel M. lias always been an admirer and follower of John C. Calhoun, and a strong advocate of the nullification doctrino. He ia possessed of superior naturul ability, firm and determined in his opinion*, but in privato life has uui deviatingly maintained the character of an amiable und accomplished gentleman. Lieutenant Colonel Johnson, Seventh North Carolina Volunteers. Major Henry A. Gillman, Seventh North Carolina Volunteers. Major R. Snowden Andrews, of Baltimore. ' 1 VMitiTvml Wiliium Shjirri lain fTnited \'?vv Ho wa* appointed from Virginia and Ik a native ot' f bat State. He entered the service in Septi-rabor, 1841, and M the time of his resignation he had been nineteen yvues 'n the service. Also several others, bte army and uavy officers, and Six hundred and sixty five non commissioned officers nud privates. DESTINATION OP TIIE TRiaOKEIlS. lbc prisoners are an board the Minnesota,and will be Carried to New York, where you may cxpcct thorn In a tew days. Oor victory was a oomplote and brilliant one. We lost not a life, nor had we mora than one, if any, wounrto:!. Oar men retain posnoaBjan of both forts. I forgot to mention that Lieut. W. H. Mur(laugh, late of the UnitedStatue Navy, had his ura shot off, but ?scupoJ, | with others, in steamers that waited in the Found, out of range of our cannon, ontU the forts surrendered, when they escapcd, with three privateer schooners, down the sound, lieut. Murdaugh was formerly as officer of Uie United Slates Navy. He is a native and citizen of and received his appointment from the State of Virginia. He ontorod the .service on the 5th of September, 1844, uml received his commission on the 16th September, 1864. It will thus be Been that he bos had nearly twenty years experience. He was attached to the frigate -abine previous to joining the rebels. I regret to add that the Harriet Lane, on Thursday, while attempting to enter the Inlet, went ashore, and though guns, &c., were heaved ovorboard, she had not been got off when we left. She is somewhat strained' but makes no wator, and strong hopee were entertained of getting her safely off if no storm seta in. She is in the breakers. Your correspondent was on board at tli? lime she got ashore. Fortunately no lives were lost, though several boats going to her assistance were swami>ed. We shall h?ar from her In a day or two again. Gen. Butler and aid came by special train to the city to' night, and immediately called on the Secretaries of Nary and War. OFFICIAL REPORT OF GENERAL BUTLER. VJ.MTivD States Fuu Ship Mix.vt-or^. August 31,1861. Okmckal?Agreeably to your orders, I embarked on the transport steamers Adelaide and Geo. Peabor'y five hundred of the Twentieth regiment New York Volunteers, Col. Weber commanding ; Captain Jordine's company, Ninth regiment Now York Volunteers, with one hundred of the Union Coast Guard, Capt. Nixon commanding, and sixt) of the Second United States artillery, Lieut. Lurned I v'uiuHUJuuig, a MM? ? IU n|n-r#Hj m c"ujuiiriiuu wuu lau fleet under commaad of Kag Ofltcer Stringbam, ataiuat the rebel lor If at Hattcros Inlet. We left Fortress Monroe on Monday at one o'clock If., the last ship of our fleet arriving oft' Hatterae Inlet about, four o'clock oh Tuesday afternoon. Such preparations ax were jtosHible for the landing were made in tit? evening, and at daylight next morning dispositions were made for an attack upon the forts by th fleet and for lite landing of the troo) ?. Owing to the previous prevalence of wuthwe.-t gales a heavy eurf was breaking on the bead). Kvery eflbrt was made to land the troops, and after aboirt. .115 men were landed, including ftf;y f)ve marines from (lie fleet, nnd the regular.^, both tht Iron boats upon which wo depended were Rwarnpcd in the siitf and both flat boats were flove, ar.d a brave attempt being made by Lieutenant Grochv. United W YO NEW YORK, MONDAY States Navy, serving with the army as post captain, at Fortress Monroe, who had volunteered to come down with (he steam tug Fanny, belonging to the army, to land in a boat from the war steamer Pawnee, resulted in beaching the boat, so that uba could not bo got off It was impracticable to land more troops because of the rlflng wind and sea. Fortunately a twelve-pound rifled boat gun loaned us by the fag ship, and a twelve-pound howitzer were landed, the last slightly damaged. Our landing wan completely covered by the shells of the ilonticollo and the Harriet Lane. I was on board the Harriot lane dlreotlng the disembarkation of the troops by means of signals, and was about landing with them at the time | boats were stove. We were Induced to desist from | fttrther attempts at landing troops by the rising of tho wind, and because In the meantime the fleet had opened flro upon the nearest fort, which wafl finally silenced and its flag struck. No firing bad been opened updn our troops from the other fort, and its Sag was also struck. Supposing this to be a signal of surrender, Colonel Weber advanoed his troops already landed upon the beach. The Harriet lane, Captain Faunce, by my direstion, tried to cross the bar to get In tbe sAooth water of the inlet, when fire was opened upon the Monticello, which bad proceeded in advance of us, from the other fort. He 1 veral shots struck her, but without causing any casualties as I am Informed. So well convinced were the officers of both navy and army that the forts had surrendered at Uils time that the Susquebanna' had towed the frigate Cumberland to an offing. The fire was then reopened, as there was no signal from either, upon both^orts. In thy meantime s few men from the Coast Guard had advanced up the beach, with Mr. Wiegel, who was acting sa volunteer aid, and whose gallantry and services I wish to commend, and took possession of the smaller fort, which was fbund to have been abandoned by the enemy, and raised the American flag thereon. It had become necessary, owing to the threatening ap. pearancc of the weather, that all the ships should make an offing, which was done with reluctance, from necessity thiiR leaving the troops upon short, a part in iiossession of the small fort, about seven hundred yards from the largo one, and the rest bivouacked upon the beach near the place of landing, about two miles north of the forts. Early the next morning the Harriet Lane ran in shore for the purpose covering any attack spun the troops. At the same time a large steamer was obeerved coming down the sound, inside the land, with reinforcements for the enemy; but she was prevented from landing by Captain Johnson, of the Coast Guard, who had placed the two guns from the ship and a six-pounder captured from the enemy in a small sand battery, and opened fire upon the rebel steamer. At tight o'clock the fleet opened fire again, the flagship being anchored as near as the water allowed, and the other ships coming gallantly into astlon. It was evident, after a few experiments, that eur shots fell short. An Increased length of fuse was telegrapbod, and firing commenced with shells of fifteen seconds' fuse. I had sent Mr. Flake, acting aid-de-camp, sn shore, for the purprse of gaining intelligence of the movements of the troops ?f the enemy. I then went with tbo Fanny f<sr the purpose of eQeciing a landing of the remainder *f the troeps, when a white flag was run ?p from the fort. I then wont with the Manny over .the bar Into the tntst. At the samo time the troops under Colonel Weber marebnd up Lbo beach, aad signal was made frem the flagship to cease firing. As the Fumy rounded in ever the liar, the rebel steamer Winsiow went up the abeam! having a large number ef rebel troops sn board, which sbo had not landed. We threw a shot at her frem the Fanny, but she proved to be out ef range. I then sunt lieutenant Crot by on shore to demand the meaning of the white flag. Thu boat soon returned, bringing Mr. Wlejprl, with the following witten communication from Samuel Barron, late caplain In the United Scales Xavy:? MKHOKANDt'X. Flag officer Samuel Harron, Confederate States Wavy, ftKaru tn Hiirrott/lnp Vnr( uritti nil urmu ? ?<! mini lions of war, (ho officers allowed to go out with side or nut and the men without arms to retire. r>. UAHltON, Commanding Naval Defeuoe Virginia and North Carolina. Foot Hattuum, August as, 1861. Als> a verbal communication Btuting that be had lu the fort six hundred and fifteen men, aud a thousand mora within an hour's cull, but that ho was anxious to siuiro lho effusion of blond. To both the written and \ e, bal commaiikationp, I made the reply which follows, and sent it by Lieutenant Crosby :? MEMORANDUM. Benjamin F. Butler, Major trcmral United 8tau*s Army commanding, In reply to the communication of .Samuel Barron, commanding force* at Fort Uuttera*, cannot admit lho terms proposed. The terms offered are these :? Full capitulation. The officers and men to be treated as prison-rs of war. No other terms adtnt ssiUe. Commanding officers to meet on board flagship Min nesota to arrange details. August 20, im. After waiting three-quarters of an hour, Lieut. Crosby returned,bringing with him Capt. Barron, Major Andrews and Col. Martin, of the rebel forces, who,"on being received aboard the tng Fanny, informed mo Uiat they had accepted the terms propused in my memorandum) and had come tfi surrender themselves and their command as prisoners of war. I informed them that as the expedition was a combined one from the army and navy,the surrender must Ixt made on board the flagship to Flag Officer Stringham, as well as to myself. We went on board tho Minnesota for that purpaee. On arriving there the fallowing nrlicl'S of capitulation woro signed, which J hope will meet your approval :? Cmncn f^rATw-i Fi aosiiip Minnesota, I it Hattsras I\ut, August 3u, 1861. | ARTICLES OF CAPITULATION BETWEEN FLAG OFKICMR KTRINOHAM, COMMANDING TUB ATLANTIC BLOCKADING SQUADRON, AND BENJAMIN F. BUTLUIt, MAJOR OEKKRAL UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AND SAMUEL HARMON, COMMANDING THB NATAL I'ORCMS FOll THE PBFENCE *P NORTH CAROLINA AND V1HUIKIA, AND COL. MARTIN, COMMANDING TI1K FO&CKS, AND MAJOtt ANDBBWB, COMMANDING THE SAME FORCES AT FOW QATTKRAti. It U stipulated and agreed betwoou tho contracting parties that the forces under command of the saitf Barron, j Martia and Andrews, and all munitions of war, j arms, men and property tinder the cotnnuuid of ] said Barron, Martin and Andrews, be unconditionally ! surraid rod to tho guvcrnmtnt of the United States, in terms of full capitulation; and it is stipulated and agreed by the contracting parties on the part of the United States government, that the officers and men sh.ill receive th? treatment dae to prisoners of war. In witness whereof we, the said Commodoer Striuglum and Genera] Butler, oa behalf of the United States, and the said Barron, Martin and Andrews, representing the forces at Hatteras Inlet, hereunto Interchangeably set our hands this twenty-ninth day of August, A. 1). eighteen hundred and sixty-ono, and of the indei>eudcuce of the United States the eighty-fifth year. 8. H. STRING HAM, Flag Officer Atlaatic Blockading Squadron. BEN J. F. BUTLER, Major General United States Army, Communding. 8. BARRON", flag Officer Confederate States Navy, Commanding t Naval Defences Virginia and North Carolina. WM. F. MARTIN, Colonel Seventh regiment infautry. North Carolina Volunteers. W. S. G. ANDREWS, Major Commanding Forts llatteras and Clark. I then landed and took a formal surrender of tbe forts with all the men and munitions of war, inspected the troops to see that the arms had been properly surrendered, marched them out and embarked them on board the Adelaide, and marched my own troops into the fort and raised our flag npon it, amid the chooru of our men j uiiu a ?aiuu' ui luirieen guu? ?uicu uau uuvu mk/uiu uy the enemy 7ho embarkation of the wounded, which was conducted with groat care and-tenderness from a temporary wharf erected for tho purpose, took so long that sight came on, and it was so dark that it was impossible for the pilots to take tho Adelaido over tho bar, thereby causing dt lay. , I rnay mention In this connecti?n tliat the Adelaide, in carrying in tho troops at tho moment that my terms of | capitululi'tn were under conslderntion by the enemy,had | grounded upon the bar; but by the active and judicious exertions of Commander Bt all wagnn, after some delay was I got off. At tho Mint time the Harriet Lane, in attempting ; u> eiiter over the bar, lad grounded and remained fast. I Both were under the guns of the fort. This to me vrae a mo RK H , SEPTEMBER 2, 1861. ment of the greatest anxiety. By these accident* a valuable ship of war and a transport steamer, with a large portion of my troopa, wero within the power of the enemy. I had demanded the strongest terms, which bo wa* considering. He might refuse, and, seeing our disadvantage, renew the action. But I determined to abate not a tittle of what I believed to bo due to the dignity of the government, not even to give an official title to the officer In command of the rebels. Besides, my tog was in the Inlet, and at least I could carry on lite engagement with my two rifled six pounders, well supplied with Sawyer's hells Upon taking possession of Fort Hatlerae, I found that jt mounted ten guns, with four yet unmounted, and one Urge ten-Inch oolumbiad, all ready for mounting. 1 append the official mustor roll of Col. Martin, furntahed by him, of the officers and men oapturod by us. 11m position of the fort Is an exceedingly strong one, noarly surrounded on all sides by water, and only to be

approached by a march of Ore hundred yards clrcuitoualy over a long neck of land, within half musket range, and over a causeway a few feet only in width, and which wa? commanded by two thirty-two pound guns loaded with grape and canister, which were^expended in our salute. It has a well protected magazine and bombproof, capable of f holler tag some three bun urou ur luur nuuurcu men. mo parui>ot was nearly of octagon form, enclosing about two-thirds of an aero of ground, woll covered wllh sufficient traverse and ramparts and parapets, upon which our shells had made but little impression. The larger work nearer the Inlet was known as Fort Hatteras. Fort Clark, which was about seven hundred yards northerly, is a square redoubt, mounting live gnus, and two six-poundcrs. 'Iha enemy had spiked these guns, but in a very inottl?ieut manner, upon abandoning the fort tbo day before. 1 had all the troops on shore at the time of tbo surrender of the forts; but re-embarked the regulars and the marines. Finding it imixjsMble without a delay of tlio ! lloet, which could not be justified under the statu of things at Fortress Monroe, and owing to the threat-ding appearance of the weather, I disembarked the provisions, making w ith the provisions captured about five da^B' rations for the use of the troops. On consultation with Flag Officer Rringham and Commander Stellwagen, I determined to have the troops and hold tbo fort because of the strong I h of the fori ideation, Us Importance, ai d because, if again in possession of the enemy with a sufficient armament, the very great difficulty of its capture, until 1 could get some further Instructions from the government. Commodore fc%riu#hum directs the steamers lfonticello and Pawnee to remain Inside, and these, with the mon in the forts, aro sufficient to hold the position against any foree which is likely, *r indeed possible, to he sent against it. The Importance of the point cannot be overrated. When the channel is buoyed cut any vessel may carry fifteen feet of water over it wllh eoac. Once inside, there to a safe harbor and anchorage in all weathers. From there the whole toast of Virgiuia and Herth Carolina, from Norfolk to Cape 1/xikout, la within our reach by light draught vessels, which cannot possibly live at sua during the winter mouths. From it (Tensive operations { may be made U|xm the whole coiwt of North Carolina to Bngue Inlet, extending many aillus Inland to Washington, Newborn and Reoufort. In the laumai-o of the Chinf Kn. fpneer ?f the rebels, Cbl. Thorn [won, jo no official report, it )8 the key af the Albemarle. In my Judgmi'ui U La a glaliou geenwt ' ltv^ importance ?uly to Fortress Monroe mi this ceaat. As ? depot [or C"aiing and supplies (or ttw blockading uqtiatlvon, it is Invaluable. As a harlxiij for our coasting trade, or inlet from tbe winter's storm, or trom pirates, it is of the flint Importance. By holding it, llatteras, light may again send forth its cheering ray to tho storm beaten-mariner, of which tho worse than vandalism of the rebels, deprives him. It haa but one drawback?a want of water?but lluit a condeusor liku the one now in o|>eralion at Fortress Monroe, at a cost of a few hundred dollars, will relieve. I api>eud to this r -port a tabular statement of tbo prizes which have Itoeu taken into that inlet within a few days, compiled from the oflliial documents captured with the fort. I add bore to au official report of the Chief Kugineer cf the con t dff'.ncea of the rebels, l'lonse find alfo apjKUded a stal wcni of the arms and munitions of war captured with the fort as finely as they can lie ascertained. While all have done well. I dot ire to speak in terms of especial commendation, In addition to those before mentioned, of the steadiness and cool courage ol' Oil. Max Weber, who we were obliged to leave in command of a detachment of three hundred men on a strange ?oust, without camp ouuipoge or possibility of aid. to the faiv of an enemy fix hundred strong, on a durk and stormy night; of Lieutenant Colonel We is*, who coaductod a feconnobsanoe of twenty men; of 11m (taring and prompt elllclency of Captain Nixon,01' tho const guard, who, with his men, occupied Fort Clark during the first night, although dismantled, in tike taoo of an enemy of unknown numbers. I desire to commund to your attention Captain .Janlino, of tbe New York Ninth, who was Wit in command of tlio detachment or his regiment when the uuforUiaiatc casualty to the Harriet Lane prevented Colonel Hawkins from landing. Permit mc to speak of the efflcieaey of the regular* under lieutenant Jjirned, who worked zealously in aiding to Lind their comrades of lit* volunteers, overwhelmed with the rolling surf. 1 desire especially to make acknowledgements to Mijbsi s. Wiegot and Durlvago, vohnitorr aids, who planf-d the American Sag u|m>d Fert ( Jnrk on tbe second morning, to Indicate to the fleet its surrender, and to prevent the fur. ther wasting of shells upon it?a service of groat danger from the ffte of their own friends. I make honorable mention of Young Flake, who risked j his life among the breakers, being thrown on shore, to oonvey my ordors to the troops landed, and to apprise thera nf tho movements and Intentions of the Oct*. Also my thanks for the valuable aid of Captain Haggerty, who was omployod in visiting tho prt?? In the harltor while w? were agreeing upen the terms of capitulation. Of the services to the country of tho gentleinea of ttie navy proper 1 may not speak, for one ought not to praise whero he has no right to censure, and they will be ftpproiately mentioned I doubt not by tho ennraander who is capable to appreciate their good conduct; but 1 am emboldened to ask permission, if the department shall determine to occupy the point as a permanent pest, that Its name may bo changed by general order from Fort Ilatteras to Fort Stringham; but of those gentlemen who served under my immediate command I may make honorable mention, as I have before dono, of tbc zealous, intrepid and untiring action of Lieutenant Crosby, who took an armed canal boat, tbe steaming Faiiny, from Fort Monroe to Hatteras Inlet, in order that the expedition might have the aid of a steamer of tho lightest draft. Captain Shuttleworth, of the Murine corps, deserves well for his loyalty and efficiency In Ii/h active detachment of marines. Much of the success of tho expedition is due to the preparation of the transport service by Com' tnnnder Stellwagen, and the prompt presence of mind with which ho took the troops from thulr poril when tlie Adelaide touched on the bar, is a rare quality in au officer in riancrar Although Captain Fiance, of ih? revenue service, now inoomuruid of the Harriet Luuo, was unfortunate enough to get his vessel on one of the nmnerous s.?nd bars about the inlet, It happened, I believe, in consequence of a determination, creditable in htm, to aid me by being to oover the troops in lauding. Captain I/jwry, who had the George Peabody in charge' brought in his vessel with safety, with the troops, who were pleased with his care and conduct. He still remains at the inlet. In Due, General, I may congratulate you and the country upon a glorious victory in your department, in which we captured more than seven hundred prisoners, twentyfive pieces of artillery, a thousand aland of arms, a larye quantity of ordnance sto.'cs, provisions, three valuablo prizes, two ligbtboat.o a.-id four standi of colors, one of which had been presented within a week by the ladles of Newbern, N. C., to the North Carolina defenders. By the goodness of that Providence which watches over one either of the (lent or army was in tlio least degree injured. Tho enemy's loss was not nffic1 r y reported to us, but was ascertained to be twolve r fifteen lulled and died of wounds, and thirty-five wounded. ] also enclose herewith the official r< j>ort "f the rebe ERAI wounded, by Pr. Wm. M. King, of the United States storeshlp Supply. I have the honor to bo, very re?pectf*illy, yourobodient servant, BEN J. F. BUTLER, ' )t%or General United States Army, Oomiuandtng Volonteera. TVi Mnjor General Johk C. Wool, Commanding IVparUneot of Virginia. ENGINEER THOMPSON'S REPORT. Fob* ILhthub, July 26.1M1. Col. Warm? Wimlow, Military 8ecrctary:? Oulonsl?The day before yeaterday we hoisted our glorious Aug over Fort Clark, a strong buttory, noarly finished, of Ave heavy thirty-two pounders, ?l?out mile from Fort llattcras, which secures to us a crQft Are upon the bar and the entrance to this inlet. 1 now consider this Inlet socure against any attempt of the enemy to enter It. Our forco of men I think rather weak to resist a land attack, in case the enomy t-bould effect a landing in the bite of Hatteras. If wo had threo or four additional companies here I should feel quite safe, even in that event. As I have before remarked this inlet is the key to Albomarle Sound, and it cannot bo too strictly guarded. Wo cortaiuly are nudcr tlio espionage of the steamers, as they are Been every duy or two in the oiling, although they keep without the range or our guns. If * had reoelvcd the ton inch columbiads we could have damaged them souio on their hut visit, three days since. We now havo two privateers In this harbor, besides the war steamers Winslow anil tlie Cordon, of Charleston, ('apt. l.ockwood, armed with three guns, a tine large steamer. Khe returned thin morning w ith a prize brig, laden with three hundred and nixty hogsheads oj rnola: so*. We hare, also, a saucy llulo pilot schooner, the Florida, mounting a one six-pound rifle cannon. She captured a prize two days since, took her crew out and vent her in with her own men. A United Kt.tU-i) government steamer gavu eha*o to the prize, and they were obliged to beach her at Nag's Head. She, of eouree, is a total loss. Youth, respiu tftilly, Major W. BEVKR3HOW THOMPSON, Chief of Engineer Department Coast Ik-fenee. OFFICIAL REPORT OF COM. STRINONAM. Ukitsd staium fua<j?hip Mixmcsota, 1 Or* Hattkkxi Imijct, August 30,18(J1. f TO Bon. ft id hon wnui, Secretary of the Navy 1 have the honor to Inform you that we have been eminently succ -asful tn our expedition. AH tluit oeuld be wisbod by the most hopeful has been accomplished This morning wo are talcing on board the Mkmeaota flloers and men, numbering 016, who surrendered yesterday, after bombardment from the fleet of parts of ?w? days. 1 shall forward a full aoeount immediately on my arri val at Mew York, whither I have concluded to tend ttwiu, an toquestod In your oomramiloatlon in reftorenoo to prl" Hrwra ooming into possession of the navy. After kwding Ibem I shall return to Hampton Road*. Reejtectfully, your ebedient servant, 8. H. STIUNGHAM, Flag officer Atlantic Blockading JVji?ad?en. \ Ukttku STATIH STKAHtR M lKSJMHM, ) Orr Hattouh lNiJfr, Augia.1 ;M), 1MU. ) to Hon. Giu?>* Wki.i*, tiec.reUry ot' tho bavy;? kin?I Dave the bo Birr to enclose the article* ef eapttulattou (already published in General Butter's report) agnw4 upon at the tarrunder U tlM forts at tlie liilot Of HaUurau, North Carolina. If the Ncpartmcnt bare any ortkus, I sitould be pleased to ruoulve thm at New York. Respectfully, your obedient servant. S. H. STRINGHAM, Flag Officer, Atlantic Blockading Squadron. CAPTAIN STILLWAGEN'S REPORT. Uirrntu Srvrts Shamir Amcijimi, > August 31,1861. f Sir?1 have to report tliat the expedition to Capo lluttora* Inlet has resulted ill asdgual victory over tho rebels. Tlio capture of tho two forts, twcnty-livo cannon, one thousand Htaotl of arms, seven hundred and fifteen prisoners, amongst whom are Captain Samuel Barron, Ueatenant kharp and I)r. Wyutt M. Brown, all lut< of tbe United States Navy, and MnJor Andrews and ether officers late of the I'nitod States Army. Tho amount ?f Iosh on their side is not exactly known. Five are ascertained to have been buried,and eleven wounded are on hoard this v.t-Hol. Many were carried away?I,leu tenant Murdaugh, laU' of the United Mates Navy, among the numbor? with the loss of an arm. Wo mot with no casualty of any cousoquenco whatever. Tho surrender was unconditional. For all particulars I beg to refor to the reports of Hug Officer Silan H. Mrlnglutmund Major General Bei^ minF. Butler. Although the Adelaide and George Pea body were chartered lor othor and special sarvicc, yet to further imp >rtant operations. I consentod to toko the troopn on board from Newport Nows arid Fortress Monroe, nint hundred men, with arms, provisions, munitions of war, aiul landed part of them, about three Inadrod, amid a heavy surf, until the boats tilled and bouunc un* manageable. , Tbe men-of-war hauled in and commenced a heavy ean bonadeui 10:16 A. M. on the 2'ith, and kept M up at intervals'all day, and recommencing on tho 30Uiat8:16 with incroHHod effect. Tlie enomv attcmntnd to land one thousand or drum huudrod aim, but w?re driven hook. At 11 :'JO (buy di.sjita.yod a llai< af truce, mvd were faraod to surrender at diacrotion. (Ju the appraranc* of the white flag I itUsarned Into the irilct uud laid behind lite fort, ready to throw Ute remaining troops ashore, either in aunt of a onuueucetnoiit or eossaUon of hostilities. Tho OetiTffi f'cabody, I.iouteoaut Lowry, did the suaie. At tlio tmrrendor we ofljciitoJ in the ouretxtanies, altar which the prisoners were brought to this vowel, slid next day, the 30lh in?t., placed no lx?rd the Uiunehota, which vessel willed at | a*t two I*. M. for New Yurk, and we left for Auna]iolk, will) Mnjor (ieneral Butler, of tho United Mates Army, and the woundAd prisoner!". I hope my endeavors ia the cape may moot your fun npprobnt ion, and beg to rccamroead to your cwsideratiua tlie conduct of Lieutenant Commanding R. B. Lowrey, associated with mo on this work, and placed In charge of tlie Uoorge I'oabody; of Pr. Wru. M. King, United States N*vy, who volunteered for the expedition. I have alro received valuable assistance from my corps of pilots, and from Dr. T. 0. Sfeltw.igcn and J aim s Forsyth, wlio acted in the place of junior olCrors. lam, very respectfully, your obedient scrvunt, H. 8. 3TKM,WA(.'EN. SURGEON KING'S REPORT. I J ST OF TIIE WOUNDED. UxtTU) State* i-^kamkk Auki.aim, t August 81.1861 ) To Hon. (iiwwa, Soorotary of the Navy:? Sik?In obedicnoe to your order I have the honor herewith to furnish you a complete list of tho wounded and prisoner* taken at tbe aurrendor of Fort JI.U towThe whole number is thirteen, and cloven of these wore transferred to this steamer by the order of Klag Officer Silas H. Stringham. Tho two re j ' malning meu wcro found to be too seriously injured to ' permit of being moved, and were consequently left in the j , ion in cnarge 01 a mcuic.u omcer. r rwm me iniormauon ; | which T have rcccive<l from a rrcxliUblo source, I have ' , formed the opinion that many of the wounded, and, per 1 haps, all th# killed, were Bent oti board the rebel steamers ' 1 in the Sound prior to the capitulation. Only two of the ; killed were found, and these were discovered in tho outhouses of Fort Clark, the day of th? evacuation of that work. I understand from Purveyor Wyatt and Mr. Brown, formerly of the United States Navy and at present holding a coram ifsiou in the army of the Confederate States, and in charge of the modical department of Forts Hatteras ami Clark, that ex-Lieutenant Miirda'xh, of the United States Navy, was very badly injured, a fragmont of shell striking hU forearm, and making a compound fracture of troth bones. This gent'eman escaped from Hatteras prior to the gur1 render, in the privateer Wiaslow. WilloMghby l>avis. azod twenty-two. a native of North j t'arollna, of the Jone&ltoro fluards, lacerated flesh wound I of instep; not serious. j William E. Clark, aged seventeen, a native of North i C?ro!lna,of the Tar Kiver Boys, lacerated wound, Inch and a half deep, c\ surface of upper part of lower third of : right thifh ; doirig well. j James A. Corry, ugo'l 28, a native o# North Carolinai of the Tar Kiver Cojs, Ueply lacerated wounl involving ^D. PRICE TWO CENTS. tho deltoid musclo, loft Shoulder, quite Berious, although the Joint Is not believed to b? Implicated. W. G. Andrews, of the Hamilton Guard, lacerated wound, Implicating tarsus and met a tarsus, left just oozing of blood; serious. MnthlasTanager, aged 38^ a native of North Caroltna? of the North Carolina Defenders, contused wound of upper part of head and neck ; expectorating blood ; not much constitutional disturbance. i Logan Metis, aged 18, native of North Carolina. I/O Nolr Braves, Blight flesh wound of middle third of left leg, external surface. I .Wilson J. Forbes, aged twenty seven, a native of North Carolina, of the Jonesboro' Guard, lacerated by a wound about two and a half inches long, three lnohcs deep, upper part of upper third thigh. Porter Surface and llonry Hines, aged twenty-flve, natives of North Carolina, of tho Lenoir Bravee, severely loeorated by wound In the left side. Ashley Keele, aged twonty-flve, a native of North Carolina, of the Hamilton Guard, lacerated by a wound in lb* loft side. John Milto, agod eiohtoen, a native of North Oarollq*, of the Tar River Boys; a wound produood by a fragment of shell, occupying tho posterior aspect of the forearm. McGilbort Hbgergon, a native at North Carolina, of th? Rouaoke Guard; contusion right foot; considerable swelling, but no fracture. Froiitin Mooring, aged fifty one, native of North Carolina, of tho I/>noir Braves; riglit half of front is, witto a portion of the auterior lobo of tho brain, ourriwl away by a pioce of shell; extensive bermia ccrebta; mortal. John Mooring, aged eighteen, native of North Carol!" na, of Tar Kiver; compound and complicated fractur* of left arm; compound fracture of left thigh; mortal. Tho above named mou woro placed undor my care after tho xurrcnder of Kort Hattcras, on tho afternoon of the 291 h inst. The iiijuricp were caused by fragments *C aboil during the bombardment of the fort, which not only latoralcd, but in many, If not All caws, burned tho soft parts. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, W1LI JAM MAKING, Assistant Surgeou. OFFICIAL ROLL OF OFFICERS AND MEN. , OFFICIAL HULL OF OFF10KK8 AND XXN PUHRKNDKJUED AT FORT HATTKBA8. Commodore Samuel Barron, Confederate Stales Navy lag officer. Colonel Wm. F. Martin, Seventh regiment North Carolina Volunteer*. Lieutenant Colonel G. W. Johnson, Seventh refimaa* North Carolina Volunteers. Major Henry H. Glliiam, Seventh regiment North Gar*Una Velunteora. Major W. 8. G. Andrews, of artillery, North CbrolhM Volunteers. Adjutant J. M. Poole, Seventh regiment North Carolina Volunteers. Captain L. J. Johnson, Company H, Seventh regiment North Carolina Volunteers. lieutenant Wm. Sharp, Confederate States Navy. Lieutenant Thomas >1. Allen, Engineers and Ordnance. Surgeon W. M. Brown. AHXkxuuu Mirgeon wm. K. Poole. Colonel Bradford, Lieutenant LmmII, Seventh regiment North Carolina Volunteers. > J. 0. Oarraway, ordnance officer. KOAKOKS aVJMD, H1CV1WTH XStlTll*** Captain Jrhn C. lAmb, Second Lieutenant W. Blgg?> non-com missioned officers aud private*, 98. Total 100. WASHINGTON (IKATH. Captain Pparrow, Lieutenants Shaw, Whitaker and Tliomag. iiim-eommhssloned officer! and privates, M. Total 68. Til 111 VEX BOYI. lieutenants M. T. M<>zo, 0. M. Danier, noa-commies ioned officers and privates, 68. Total 70. MOHKIH UUAKM. First Lieutenant G. W. Grimes, Lieutenant* T. Morris' Johnson, noncommissioned offioers and privates, 08* Total 66. IKKOIU nKAVMkv Captain Sutton, Lieutenants Kftey, Kizell, n?n com mtKBtoned officers and privates, 65. Total 68. lNOKl'K.N f?>NT GKEYS. Captuln Cohooa, Lieutenants Hos, Talherz, non com' Bits lotted officers and privates, 64. Total 67. IIKKTTOKD LKitrr IHFAXntT. Captain Sharp, Uimtenunts Wise, Moore, nojioommltBionod officers and privates, 64. otal 67. JO.iKKBnRO ailARDS. Cupt. Duke, Lieutenants Boll, I-umb and Taylor, noocouimissionod officers and privates,65. Total 00. IIAHII.TlIM ei'AKI*. C?l>t. L. L. Clements, Lieutenauts Augustus While ley and Griffin, non-commissioned offlccrsand privates, 60 Total 08. ]*oirm Carolina vtrramtam. Opt. G. IaiIcc, Lieutenants Shannon and Noah, non" commlssioLel officers and privates. Aft?-Total AO. <ir?nrt total, 091. VEHSEL8 CAPTTJIffiD BY REBEL. PRIVATEERS. (trig Ilauuab Bulty, from Havannah, fur soma Northern port, captured by ninamor Coffee, with a cargo of molaa. ???, June 20. This brig was Id charge of a federal sailing map tor. Hark IJnwood, from Rio, for Baltimore, was wrecked with a cargo of 000 bags of coffee. ? Schooncr J.jMia Fronch, Campbell, mas tor, from New Orleans, hti? wrecked. Tho prisoners of these two wer* tchuiIr mutt to Newbern. Brig Gilroy, wltn a cargo of 1,016 bhds. molasses, July-. ?. An unknown brig, for Florida, laden with machinery. July 28. She was rnn as'.iore to prereot reoapture. Aft anknown brig. Schooner Gordon, for Philadelphia, Captain Lock wood ? wlUi fruit, July 29, was Bent to WiiliamslonorNewbi-rn. ttchrxioor Priwllla, from Mantanzas, fiy Baltimore, cap* turyd by the steamer Maryland, with six hundred bushub salt, August 2. Sont to Newborn. A brig, unknown, for Curocoa, with sugar an 1 molasses, August 2. Two unknown schooners, capturnd by steamer Gordon, August 2. Theso two were on tho bar. flr.luvmtir inknnvrn hv L)ia MftrHwr inffn?i O IWbMk to Ocracfce. Brig Itafi?a, eapturod by the gteamer Wlnslow, with five hundred hogsheads molasses, August 4. Schooner Henry Natt, for Philadelphia, taken by steamer Gordon, with mahogany, fee., August 4. Kchooner Sea Witch, for New York, taken by the Gordon, with fruit, August 4. Oew sent to the Mayor of Newborn. MUNITIONS AND ORDNANCE CAPTURED AT F0IIT8 CLARK AND HATTERA8. In the large battery known as Fort Hattoras, the foi" 'owing ordnance:? Ao. Dacriftimi. OaXibrt. Weight tf Mttal. 24.... Barbette 82 pounder. 4,701 04... Pivot 32 " eitil [OH Uarlxiti* 32 " JUL. 201 llarbettu 32 " 0,'J02 70-. .. Itarbette 32 ? 0,220 s? Kurbette 82 ?? HMO 226.... .Ship .....82 < 6,721 014... .Pivot 82 " ? a?.... Ship...... 32 " su Pivot ? mi 2 Biirbctto ? << ? 204... .R'ubotte, notmounted.82 " 6,121 87.... Barbette 82 " 6.28? 322.... Barbutte 82 " 6,311 251... Barbette 32 " 6,313 2S2.... Barbette 32 ? 6,201 48 Barbette 32 " 6,210 168... .Pivot 32 '? 6,781 038.... Pivot 32 ' 7,721 36....Pivot 32 " 4,731 One ten - inch colnmbiad on the beach, not moon tod, with a pivot carriage for the name. Id the smaller battery, known as Fort Clark, Qve thirty. two pounders, weight flfty-seven hundred pounds eaob, made in 1848, all spiked. Three six-pounder field pieces. on the beach, two spiked. MUNITIONS OF WAlt IN PORT HATTKRAB. One thousand stand of arms. Four stands rcgiuental color*. # Five hundred knapsacks. Ten strong tents. Ton drums. In the Inlet, under cover of tbe gun* at Fort HtlUtWt were found as follows;? One sloop laden with provisions and coftM. One brig laden with cotton and assorted cargo. Two United States light boats, in good order. One hundred and fifty bags of coffee, about llfty bags lq good condition. MAOAZINF. stores. Fifteen hundred and seven cartridges, fifty eight ea.? [OOXTlNTED ON EIGHTH PAGE.] . V