Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 26, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 26, 1861 Page 1
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TB WHOLE NO. 9147. THE / The Important Points of th< V" ^AR^SV1 ^OWAS^V^^ SACS &JFOXES 1 J r>^ fT LEAVENWORTH** ^sLEAVEN WORTH ?\ "* ">^^v5?iffor"--5r SACS cv V; MJ?, . ? ^ V\ t ^ -Zi %v\ VS&A 1 J I ?S h &fRS ?A A ?\i ' v ^ C ?/i . r A/ ]i Y9u> \ ^ X SNA \|NDIAN^ TElRBIJOR I ^ r?[WA\ IMPORTANT FROM MIS80URI. Reported Attack on the Enemy at Lexington. The Rebel Price Besieged by the Union Forces. Ben. McCuIIoch Advancing to the Support of Price. The Union Forces En Route for the Scene of Action. Additional Particulars of the Fight and Surrender of Col. Mulligan. MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAB, Ac., &c.. Ac. REPORTED ATTACK ON LEXINGTON BY THE UNION TROOPS. Cricm-o, Sept. 25, 1861. A special telegraph c despatch to tho Chicago Tribune says that General Sh-gel, with a large force, and also Generals Ijine and Hunter, bad arrived at Lexington and attacked General l'rice. An officer is the employ of the government heard lioavv firing while passing Hamilton yesterday, nod says that it was believed that General Siogel had General I'rico in the lame position that Colonel Mulligan was placed in. In regard to General Hunter this cannot he true, as he was at Rolla, two hundred aud Otiy miles from Lexington, on Saturday. ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS OF THE SUBRENDER OF LEXINGTON. .. . u' * Chicago, Sept. 25, 1861. From the reports of some of Colonel Mulligan's command who reached this city last night, wc obtain the Following additional particulars coiicormug Ibe fall of Laxington:? The men loft Islington on Saturday afternoon. Nearly two hours were occupied in ferrying them over the river. At throe o'clock they started for Hannibal, forty in ilea distant, under tho guldauce of several armed rebels. The tdvunce portion reached Hamilton at sundown At ten Vclock most of tho party took tho train for Qutncy. Along the route to Hamilton they were Id general kindly treated. All the money they could raise was employed to get wagons to carry the wonndod, though all the Kjvoroly woumlci] romainod at boxingtou. (July one compigsinned officer, Lieutenant Hollenl>erg, escaped. v All accounts agree that the los* of the rebel!* In Killed uid dangerously wounded was from 900 to 1,200. The (Juincy IVIiijof last night states, on information received from ati intelligent member of Col. Marshall's rogiment, that a 1- .ling rebel surgoon conceded their loss to be 1,130. Our men loet 130 killed and wounded. Some 400 or Col. Marshall's borses^ere killed, It being Impossible to shelter them from the cannon of the enemy. After the surronder of Lexington many of our men killed their horses to prevent them from falling iuto the hands of the enemy. A large sum of money, estimated at one million five hundred thousand dollars in specie, was secured by Gon. Price, after being buried by Col. Mulligan In tho camp (round to preserve it. Citt, Mo., Sept. 25.1801. I News received from Islington reports Colonel Grover, | .3 [E NE ! SF.AT n ) War, Showing the Positions [Troops under Gen '<v I \ CHAHl L I PUTNAMV Hr^i 7kv^^S . 5 MIU ON ^ r\?V^ \L4 !?^?5?iw/&iT F-T^ ?t'' Y^TSJ: ^\ ^$"^pW?OLL o----^ ;... ^7lo^!d?>L-./A/nr^.c w \ea?Gfnt. -Anno ?jr7fg~" o a. s. , s warbeneburwjc^, -cju <as" '1 7 seoftcfaoggg^<s? m r-v_j^\ camp cottj ^ iL \2 1% rat-^ ^sljl/t^ *8^ ?^erekont^^y ^ ^ 1 /^(^QUV/^C^ j j ^ cfleenfielov50qvds\ 1 ' s t p?.. yjv i < ^ iwi^/ i ^!5sssj| * % ix /SPRfGnEk^ <paf? s<7 jy"^^~~~ *?CES ^ |^=^M2 DONALo^C^^ZX / sewcas $vj cranby icass^t**?^ sr~ /lead mine rj-^v ^ j j jy l03nie5,''vills f?</> TZs\? * a ^ r^' rv i ne*! bektomviuv^ >*v scaur o1 r mile of tho Homo Guard, killed, from a wound in tlio thigh; also tbo di-ath of Lieutehant Colonel Wtilte, of the Stillo regiment of St. Louis, killed by a musket ball. A man named Eldrtdge, a rebel, from Lexington, is here, under arrest as a spy. Ho was sent down by General Price to learn the strength of our forces. Papers lound on him stato our force at St. Louis at only about four thousand. Ben McCullocb Is marching rapidly to form a junction with General Price, with a large, well armed and well disciplined force, and u good supply of artillery. Ho is now very near Lexington. The total loss of Colonel Mulligan was not over 160. and that of tho rebels not moro than 300. COLONEL MULLIGAN WOUNDED. [Ppecial Despatch to the Cincinnati (Jaaette.] Qcincy, 111,Sept. 23,1801. Arrival nf Seven Htmlredrf Hu Command at Quincy? Colonel Mulligan Hrfuied to Surrender?The Mitirruri Hrmr f/wird f/avl Pawn the flag?Colonel Mulligan would not Give t'p His Sword?It vat FurciUy Torn from Him, da ., dr. About seven hundred non-commissioned officers and private of Colonel Mulligan's command arrived here from Islington, Mo., by the Qaincy and St. Joseph Railroad, about six o'clock this eveuiug. The remainder, amounting to about one hundred and forty, will be here to morrow or next day. Colonel Mulligan's force at Lexington, it U stated by these soldiers, did not exceed two thousand tlvo hundred, including several companies of Missouri Home Guard. The sl.'gt: upon Colonel Mulligan's Intrenchmonts commenced on Thursday, the 12th inst., and was continued from day to nay iinui rruuiv i.mhi, at nvo ociock r. at., wnen ine Union flag wai liaulcrt down by the Home Guard of Missouri, who bad acted ineffectually and cowardly during the whole siege. (Tolonol Mulligan rofuned to surrondor, but boitig wounded in one of his legs at the time, could not prevent it. He had but five or six charges left for bin artiilory, and being nearly out of ammunition for his infuntry aud rivalry, he could have held out little longer. Colonel Marrih.-tl of the cavalry Is wild to have acted most cowardly, though his men conducted themselves wilh groat bravery and gnllantry, making several destructive charges upon the enemy. After the surrender,"when the rebols approached ColMulligan and demanded hla a word, he refused to deliver it up. and they took it Irom him by physical force. 'olouel Mulligin and his re.'imenl buve covered themselves with glory, while somebody somewhere is terribly guilty of a great wroug for not having reUilorced him iu time. Colonel M aud all the commissioned oUlcers are still held as pt isoncrs. THE SEAT OF WAR IN MISSOURI. For some time pas'. th? seat or war In Missouri has boon noubero lu particular, but cver^thcre in general; but at lastft Kcenw to liuve settled down into something like a definite position. The attack upon Colonel Mulligan's works, near L Kington, was the mentis of concentrating a large number of predatory ban<ls of rebe's from all parts of the country, and who together made a formidable force under General Price, variously estimated at from seventeen to thirty thousand men. General Ron McCul" locb Is by somo despatches reported advancing upon the capital, Jefferson City, with about twenty thou."anil more rebels from Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and the Indian Territory, but our last letter froin St. Louis states that bo and bis forces are still In Arkansas. To onnble our readers the more readily to find the exsct locations oa our map, which wo give today, wo will call their attention to the most central point, viz: Jefferson LIIJ. OUIUO UIBti>Ui.R IU nil] IC1 I, 111 It uoruiwesteriy direction, on the banks of the Missouri rtver, Is the city or Lexington, wbere the fight between the farces antler Acting General Mulligan and the rebel Price took place. Having thus obtained a starting point, we will now take a glance at the positions of tho Union forces. Around Jefferson City, at all the points where the roads meet or cross the railroadB, at all tho bridgcs,&c , strong picket forces are stationed to give notice of the advance, If any should bo made, by the rebels. The railroad Itself is guarded by an efficient force of Union troops, and at Boonevllle?whieh is situated on the river bank to the north northwest of Jefferson City, and was formerly the encampment of the late General I.yon?recently another not insignificant force of Union soldiers, i^ome short lime slnco four regiments of Indiana troops left Jeflerson City by the river for Lexington, and were latt heard of in the neighborhood of Glasgow, somo distance lx>ve Boon -villo. These forces bavo doubtless long bo W Y(j NEW YORK, TIIURSDJ F WAR i of the Rebels under Gen erals Fremont, Hunter, Siegi \ h ^ \ \ EL?M^I\ / ) ff<? \\ALXANDRh lUa.GREENTOPp <y ? } Winchester^ H? ^7 ) J\ j \^0N-ncELLo/r I \\ ) il> \NEV/ARY^S^ WW*!/ #\/H0UT ) \ V LJA> li OT I T%^ <Npf madis \ B?WU" y% Lell&. r>xi\\>^2 s^V PAWV/L teSQrTVT^ ?%4 J\ 1$ ?r^SO" Wive } 1 \fjAKt ) A P?<^ VVKIMOEIttiOOK-^V *% OS* x < A 2 -ir ( ? ^vcaPB'wc^fY V\\ * w y\\R^???^c ^ Y/p< ~~^===?o v\ i ! fore this been landed and murclieil to tho scene of ai l'oi I Genera* Sturgis marched with bis troops in three coluvni j from .St. Ji gcph, which is situated where the llaimib *ad St. Joseph Railroad joins tho river at -i ml" . northerly point, and is shown at a short distance fi1' the upt)cr left hand corner of the map. These tronj j pursued the various roadwuyB, as they have been buir of In separate bodies at Liberty and elsewhere, ' were last reported in tho neighborhood of Can?<l<' nearly opposite I/'Xlngton. These united colon" form do very small foroe, and aro strengthened by 11 fact that a large number of regulars constitute a portic of that force. General I<anc was also rei>ortcd advancin after the rebol General Kains, (who had doubtless joine Price during the siege of Lexington,) and he had ntoi likely arrived at the fcone of action by tlie road loadifl from Fort Scott through J/ittle Osage, Chalk Level, CI intoi Sedalla, Warrensburg, Ac. This last named place lit nearly duo south from Lexington. This lino of march borne out by the fact that a jKirtlou of General liain: rebel forces had cuga^'ed a portion of General ]<anB troops at Morristown. which is situated on the soul branch of the river, running through Clinton and a shot distance w?*t of it. General Siegel was last reported ? St. Louis, and doubtless had been at tho head of the r< lnforcemento which were sent some time slnre from th; city for tha relief of Lexington. Some doubt is throw upon the statement that Geu. Hunter was engage 1 in tin last reported contest, from the fact of his having bee at Rolla ou Saturday last. It will be pcrceived that straight turnpike road runs from Jefferson Cit southward to Kolla, and by this roa I a poi tion of his forces may have marchc.1, whil another portion may have proceeded by tho railroad t the Junction at Franklin, and branching off. have taken th Pacific Railroad to Jefferson City, and from thence onward Without speculating by which route tho troops went,! is reported that at lenst one regiment of his Rolla e.om mand was at Syracuse, some distance west of the capital along tho railroad, on ihe 17th inst. 'lh so have doubt less not boeti left without reinforcement", and tho aam railroad communication may have conveyed the corn mand'T from Rolla to within a comparatively few mile from Lexington, a?! the rnilrrvul crosses u turnpike ran at a iKiint some short distance west of Syracuse. Time supposing this General was at Rolla on Saturday. the ma jor portion of his forces may liavo started before linn aii't he have rejoined them at one of these points men tioned, having travelled by rail. Thus showing the probabilities of certain bodies o troops being on the spot at the time of tbo reported en gageir.cnt, wo will glancc at the position of the larg torco said to be advancing from St. X-ouis to tile actus seat of war. By looking at the map,and taking asanothe starting ]>oint St. !/>ui??which is near the centre of tin right hand side, and situated on the Mlsaifslppi riverit will bo seen that|Jefferson City can be approached bj three different routes, viz: the railroad, tho river an< the turnpike road. This last route it will ba poreeivixl ii nearly straight. th"s partially matcingup in the sh"rtcnin( of the distance for the advantages of steam on the oihci two rouns. By these three highways a very largo bo J; of troo|?s can be concentrated at the capital, and fron thence marched to the scene of action. If Generals Hun ter. Siegol, Lane and Sturgis can only keep Price engage: until Krem< nt can come tip with his corpt d arm", then will be but little doubt of the final rout, and perhap capture, ol General Price and big whole command. A'ou vermis. THE FORTIFICATIONS NEAR LEXINGTON. The exact locality of iho position recently held by th brave Colonel Mulligan and his command baa been matter of much coufusiou and speculation in the pnbli mind; and from this want of actual knowledge iu relate thereto have arisen tbo various erroneous ideas that th rebel General (Price) had accomplished tbo object f>f hi mission by taking forcible possession of tho fortification of Islington. The works occupied by Colonel Mulliga were never taken by the rebels nntil the want of wato compelled the brave men to surrender them. The tow of Lexington was Indeed in their hands, but this w? comparatively of small Importance. When the rebels a one timo advanced in almost overwhelming nambera t >11K H LT, SEPTEMBER 2G, 1801. IN MISSC erals MoCulloch and Price, an el, Sturgis, &c., &c. Sj^^EOKUCK ^\siss!ssa!ss^sssgsi t5\MRSAW M i??w^l milr0raeo ; aV common ROAds tjl'^uincy state capivai mff!?ashtom cities ^.\maricngity county towns WS\ villages.p.o.&c "v^uannibm- 1 vj[y/AltHiJrSuM. ?/w>. ^ i * ;onvflle\/^wj^ + ittgrcet^ ? $\-pAMBURG j* /A | /$ ^ x.^a. wf* ^ ftl.tig p ^ igt?>7-*^ >7 , -^auruhhI %\ (Org Sr^ir^?i^ (crafton/^ s^^l'^rv a^oran/jolph ir^x. ^ va v-ff^gj^alton *< j, wa r hen ton |f'"3 ant p' //fu/wolsr! *4'MDEU ytr FRANKUIN^^/ |ft?F fifrRsof 4 BARH v^t/^vo ^.^^illsbohoi^^iherciilaneu :SP xmiE.&irP^S r<Mr?* y? 1 uu?y j"rfr %^/oy* \jlks*v v hztv i^s/ s^genevievtiv3 f} / ^ i ^t^Xxf0 i fiBTERiit4 % V i i? VtMfNEwefy c fei,"CSv It r % /2-^w ?5V W\JI \ .Tj^Tm/ncoC P>J ^'SV !r^V\U?C^am^ VOwNIPHA^^i l\gj;:?t rt\ \\<jc.^?Dt"v7< r5> !^\<5S /&/ Sr Srrk 0. ! the very br<*i?twn ks, they won- drive* ba< k by u bayonet ,H j charge of the gallant Irishmen. U1 i 'flic following lo|*>graphi<;al sketch of Lexington anil its

rn ; surrounding*, showing the position occupied by Colonel m Mulligan anil by tlio rebels in their several attacks, will m place the tsitwatiou intelligently before the public. The >(j 1 figure 1 indicate* tlie silo of tho Masonic Oil lege, now ^ | converted iuto a hospital. Masonic Hill is nbout ISO f.-el , j b'gh, and overlooks both tho old and new towns of 1/w l3 ingion and the surrounding bluOfe. ii ^ ? , N \ To \ ;: # ? \ ) ? M % y*S ; TIhj tyiwourl river runs from west to cast,as has before bwn slated. Old )A'xingl/;D was at nnn tlinn tho groat i pirn*' of buglnfls.", an<l Is situated 011 tho hill; but its once ' | thriving population was transferred by force of clrcum stances to New Irxlngtnn, which U situated n<ar the river landing. During the skirmish of Thursday last the f | al. town ww d'JEtruyod by Col. Mulligan to prevent Price | aftd his rebels making tho houses a shelter from the guns ? I of the fnlen fortiflfnlions, the line of which ran down to I , tb? river bluff. From this bluff to Ibe water's elgc is a r w'kle shelving beach, along which the rebels rolled tho 0 [ hemp bales with w hich they covered their advance, and - i from which they were ublc to tiro u]>ou any lr<?n>s wb'? r might venture to go down to the river for water, without 1 I ?ny danger of a return (Ire being effectual, the hemp bales , ) b tng as good a defence as were the cotton bales at New j Orleim*. 3 *9 * ???? p OUR ST. LOUIS CORRESPONDENCE. f I Sr. Loms,Mo., Sept.,22,1801. i ! Repnrti from Spriiuifield?Maremenlsaf II n. MrVulbxh? j Return to IstyaVynf a 10Id (Jjjic r?The Military Cm 1 I tracts?ftum/ireei /irrjirJur* nf Ltxinntrm?Want hf Arms ? and Equipments for the Union Trucps, dc. 8 A lady arrived from Sprlngfiold last evening, to Join ? hor husband wfao came from that town cm the lltb of Aigustwllh the Union army, and wbo has since been stopping In St. Louis. Sho Btates that it was reported thero that MuCuIIocU'b army was beyond e Bentonville, Arts., on its way to Fort Smith, n and would not return to Missouri unless Its presenco c became absolutely necessary. She says the rebels n took ait thoir wounded that could bo moved at the time 9 of their departure, and also forccd nearly all the negroes s In tlio vicinity to go with them, declaring It their intens Don to make the nigger pay as much as possible of the n expense of tbe war now wnjed in his behalf. Nearly all t tlio Colon toon who owned slaves were deprivod of them, n as, in fact, they wero of nearly all other kinds of pro? porty. Many secessionists were also made nig^orless, the it Confederate officers and soldiers not being very discrlmlo natlng. Much delight was manifested by tbj rebel : E R A I )URI ? - * M .? w I. a tiie Auvance ot tne union CE. <3 =Z X. 3 y -?- /f Jr Si? I 9 / ** IS ^ X: ET i c-^ I ACKS^J ^ | .W jfif ( CO >5, ?SPP^ Ml M^lte?jb. ? &$ A. V\=\ oc ^ jdE O E^J\iVj7e fijf |^j2r ^2#?08ia,i Vv im 't-'^jj ftS.HAU.CXL. troops when they ascertained that tho (Wo cannon capj turedon the day of thu battle were the same that we,n | taken from the Missouri traitors at tamp Jackson. Tliey I left altout a th uisand men to hold Springfield and koep j porsusdioti of our wounded soldiers there, 'llila force hug i:wlmlkfl u> Wm t'.iun live hundred heroes, who mnuBt! themselves by drinking Missouri whiskey and making loud threat* to kill all the I niou soldiers that tail Into I their hands. Their dead (those who have died mure the battle) have beeu buried in tho fields am/ind the t.wn, and are estimated at li"t Icpm than live hundred. The mortality among tl.oir wounded Ih very lur^e, anil b.'ar.H strong testimony to the assertion that a wound from a Minlo ball, huwever slight, w ill in a lew du)Hor weeks prove fatal. A young man who entered the rebel army in June last, rereivii g a captain's commission, ban become disgusted with life among tho rebels, and, through tho United states I istrict Attorney, u, p:ie(| to Gen. Krcmont for permission t<> come homo, and m .knwarno more. As several prominent t iiion men oi St. Louis are convinced of bis Sincerity, aud Are ready to vouch for his good faith iniho m itter, Gen. Frem mt lias granted lilin a par* ton on con ditlon of Ins taking tile oath of allegiance on his arrival here, and h<d.>lng no communication whatever with the relies Much care will bit exercised Jn tho matter, as it Ih well known that several reformed traitors hare returnol, with the m?t earnest prot< stations of repentance, who h ive gain-d all the Information |>os*iblo respecting our strength and movements, and thou disappeaiod, to tell to th'c enemy all that they knew. Individuals anxious to secure enntrftetg continue to ar riv<i nere nutiy nom too tlustcru cities, with now and iJieii ii wanderer from (In; Pacific shore. Several California's, to whom releri nuo )jub beloro been made, still continue to make themselves ns prominent ao evcr,oon<t' ciing their oiwrutinim with the accustomed modesty of Kan Francisco money makers. Ono of (hrm claims to he 011 Hid in'st intimate and c inlldential terms wilh Ofa. Fremont, mi l In said to assure every Ono seeking a contract that It. cannot be liroiiKlit abMt unlesn this "Intimate mill coblldulit" of the Major General him a reapedable Into rent in tho matter. 1 am assured from reliable antli rity that this Individual has no influence whatever with (ion. Fremont, and ia no', often In his prepenoe. It may bu sa-.d of tnont of the other CalU'ornUuis hern that they have little U> do Willi the general or with tho (K> p iriineht of tho West, making most of thoir money by outside operation.-. A complete history of the California spoliators, now in St. 1/mis, is promised me by a gentij man who w.m for several veirs a resilient of Han Franrlaeo, and within a few days 1 shall be ahlo to give tho life and exploits of each member of the kl Dorado delegation. Kinco tho date of my las! nothing save a few telegraphic Item -i has 1> vn rocolve 1 from Lexington. Hie last rumor Is to the cited that Sturgis crowed the river on raits, and had pi t the rebels to flit:111. Some thlt ty prisoners taken in arms below Iron ton wero brought bore yoaten'ay, and sot to work upon the IntreuchmenWl. They all stoutly refused to take the oath of ahigiaiMW until they foun I that they were really to bo p it to hard labor'. Wbn this whs ascertained fourteen of lb -in at onoe expressed a desire to subsci ibu to thu obiig.ul'd , but wore not lai olf so euany. Guveriimeat continues to ueglect to furnish a sufflcl it auuii'V ofarms for ihla ileuurtnuKiii * ry goes into lha field to-morrow, armnd with uoitiirig hut curhmi'if, nnn these were nut procured until Inst evening. Another cavalry regiment i? waiting for nrms, with but little pr' sp'Tt nr getting tb'>m,and should they not be forthcoming within a few days.Heneral Fremont expresses his determmaii n in sot the blacksmiths atSt. Lnuisat work to furnish the regiment with lances, after the man tier of the knights of old MISSOURI IN PERIL. TO TUB Hvnou OH THE 11EJULD. WAfHiinaron, Sept. 24,1861. Allow ri Missnurian, temporarily residing In this city, to thank you for your statesmanlike article of tins mom ing O.ir everything In Missouri is at stake?our liberties, lives, properties By the mlddlo of July General Lyon had driven the enemy from nearly every pari of the Stale, by the 20th of September, owing to 1 knuw not what sort of management, more than one-half of its torri tory lias becu taken from us, two armies lost, our best generals killed, wounded or captured, and our most fertile and populous counties overrun and plundered by tbo en my. Does not all ibis seem a natural result of the uuwise superecssiou of an educated and skilful soldier liko J.yon by a mere politician like Fremont. I ark you whether the course pursued by the present commander of the Western Department, since his arrival at St. 1/iuis, has been one calculated to promote thoobJecls of I be campaign. His Inaccessibility ti? th'*c hnving business with him is one of tho mort fatal mistakes thai a military leader can make. And yet there Is no (iXagg -ration In the complaints ma le on this score. I know It to be a fact that a military man of rank, who Imd Important news to ccoim inleate to bim in regard to Ben McCulloch's movements in connection with Lexington, could not obtain an interview with him, though be remained several days in St. Lou s lor the purpose. Ho had word conveyed to htm that he whs in town with this object, b it General Fremont allowed him to leavo without sending to liD. PRICE TWO CENTS. in<|riir? !h? natnrn of IiIh bunlnoM. fiovernor f?ainl>le, the KxwiitlvB of the Hlnfr. nlfio wnnl to St. I <ni? to con tur Willi thcUoneral almiit h m r<>;; uu-hIm Ui.il wi-fu t" l?o ratHPit, hut oniM iint hiu i i'ii tn n i iiij! him. ti'ivrnor Yati's mnt his ttliMe c*in|? trroinni'ittli ito Home )m|ior l:uit f;ct* to hitn, but ho ?-ou!d not >nt iin ailmlfwlmi t<> hi* priMuuco of raurte, under such clrctimeiHiuvn, <?wi. Fremont mm liarllv In u noHltion to lonrn or ilornln anv thing correct'y in regard In what w as going ou cither iu Missouri nr the adjoining Stall's. The excluidvcuess thus complained of lias hail IU origin in some measure In the General'srnhiurnffr H U is surrounded iiiuiscii by Hungarian Qlllcers, among others by General Asboth, brother to the distinguished General who has been mi persecuted I >y I Ik? Austrian government. Tlmse uieu bring will) thetu all their aristocratic liablts nnd preludlces. It cannot have rscaiieri vour memory how absurdly Iheso wore manifested during Ko.sutirs visit to thin country All the world remembers the hugo Hungarian soldier who strutted up ami down before I bo ex Dictator's d<s>r, armed with it drawn sword. Hosides this formidable warrior, there worn numerous others to ho passed, which rt'U lered it as difficult to obtain admission U> the presence of tbo republican chief as to Itwl of any European |HilenUilo In other mailers, loo, General Kreniont has alR'cted a statu which is hardly consistent Willi luu position and mistfimi Olio "f Ills (list nelson arriving in St. Ijiiiils was to lease General ltrant's mansion, at a rent of si* thoiisaud dollars a year. When leaving for luiro he drove to the pier In a Imroucho and four, miu! h chartered for Ills exclusive use a large steamboat Now, there may have been special reasons for all these proceedings which fctll atlnilt of explanation, but to p.aiu matter offact people they apfsiur not lo hum been dictated by any political or military neccs -ity I must own?Iiavitg so much at stake?that. I would feel easier in mind if the army which is about to advance from St. bulls against McCulloch and ('rice were under (ho command of a military man, and not of a politician, one accustomed to command himself as well as others, ami having no objects id view save lli.it of the stern discharge of the duties entrusted to him. When I recollect that Kreniont never bad any regular military training, never fought a battle, a ml never even saw one, I cannot but tee I apprehensive as to th>' result of an encounter with a leader lllco Mct'ulloch, supported by trwps such an com|inso his lino l,oiilsiana, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee regiments, Jollied to tha victorious MmsouriaM who have just captured the bravo Mulligan A single week will, I think, prove lhal lh? fo ccs of Price, I arsons, Kama, Martin Green, Reed and Hen McCullocli will, when united (ami they are not by this tune fifty miles apart) exceed 40.0W men?>? larger number than I r.-mout can at present hi nig llilo li e ilelil. Iu point of condition this force must be fully equal lo ours, as they are now in possession of the artillery, ammunition, provisions and other supplies which were furnished lo M illigau at so great a cost. 11, by incompetency, thru, Kreniont throw- away a third srmy at this moment (when the rebels Invading Ken lucky have to be met by the soldiers of (iblo and Indiana). 1 ask where can In* pi lie had lo save St I-oulsy All these considerations should, In my opinion, have suggested the necessity of appointing a military man of competent experience to command the force about lo advaoi o against McCulloch. If General Kreniont lias tho qualities claimed lor him by his friends?and which if ho |mssesses must bo by intuition, for lie has had no regular military siboolnig?he mny, it is true, rise equal to the emergency. At any rate bo will by lil-i present movo put an end In some of the complaints which have led lo ids present difficulties. A commander in the Held cannot very well maintain u system ol' cxclustvcuess, nor can he, llaiI us or Xerxes like, allect an oriental style of ni igniHcetice. A MIS30URIANTUB NEW COMMANDER AT ST. LOUIS, Sr. Lotus, Sept. 28,1881. By orders from headquarters Brigadier General Curtis assumes command at St. I/nils and vicinity durlug tho absence of General Fremont All drfnklug saloons and other places of business, except drug stores, will be close 1 tomorrow, ami the day observed as one of fasting and prayer, by order of Gonera!' Curtis NEWS FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA. Defeat of the Kchel* at Romncy?Tlte Town Occupied by I'nton Troop*. CHafton, Va , Sept. 25, lhCl. Five hundred of the Fourth Ohio regiment, with <mo piece of artillery, and tho Rlngold Cavalry, seventy Avd io number, under Colonel Cam well, and four liuoilrod iA tin* Ktghth Ohio regiment, Colonel Harte, main an advance from New Creek 011 Monday, toward Rotnncy They drove tho enemy, tteveu hiiudrod strong,outof Mechanicsville (iap, on Monday morning the 24th, and advancing ou Romuey stormed tho town, causing tho enemy, whoso lorcu numbered one tliousand tour hundred infantry and cavalry to retroot to the mountains, with a lots or about thirty five lcUt"d and a large DumN-r wounded. Our lns.-? amounted to tbr?s killed und ton wounded NEWS FROM GEN. BANKS' ARMY. SKIRMISH NEAR POINT OF ROCKS. Point or KoCM, Sept 24, 1B6I. A portion of Colonel Geary's force had an action to day with 000 rebels on tho Virginia sido of tho Potomac. They were sheltered on a high jioint on tho Catociin mountain and In bonnes at tho base They were driven away by tho rille.s and battery of Colonel Oeary, and tho bouses burned. Several of tho enemy were killed and wounded. None of the Union troops wore hurl. IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY. I-oumviujt, Sept. 26,1861. Reports are prevalent of (lie blowing up of tho iron bridge over (Jretn river, probably arising from the bum. ing of the bridge <<v>T liucon creek, uoar Munfordville. It Is reported that General Buekner, with alxiut ten thousand troops, is a few miles north of Bowling (irecn. A Frankfort despatch slates that Zolllco(fur's e.avalry is scouring the country in the vicinity of his camp, arresting prominent Uuion men, destroying their property, Mid runuing ofl thoir slaves to Tennessee. They havo taken pofB?ssion of the small towns, including tho oxtei* Bive Clay county Works. A pew camp is atxml being formed In I-anrol county for mountain I'nions to rally ngalnst ZnlltcofTer. Tlio Journal of to morrow v. ill contain a statement that the rebels urn committing outrages on the Soul hern bordor of K< ntucky; that on Monday afternoon sumo 200 cavalry took ixinsesslon of Alliany, tbo county sent of Clinton county, eighteen mi lee from llurUi sviUe, levied contributions on -everal country stores; took $300 in gold from Dr. llockett, mid thirty til* stand of arms amlammunition belonging to tbo State. The citizens of Durkesville have been warned that tbt TVnticsscans propose visiting them, and have prefiurot^K receivo them. There is much dlstre** at Albany and nnrkesvillc, and the people there ore nailing for men and arms. . The liuUftin Hiiyp that Colonel McHenry, with fiOO met from Havies and Ohio counties, was expected to take po? session of Owensl>oro' on Tuesday. A Frankfort pa[>er says that Hon. Humphrey Marshall is quietly at home meditating no military schemes. There la a rumor bero that Crnernl* William T. Ward 0. T. Wood and Warner have beeu taken prisoners by lb? rebels. TIIE KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE. KBASKrorrr, Sept. 25,1881. In the House Mr. t'n .erwood reported an amended bill from the Committee on Vil.tary Affairs, calling out forty Uiojsaud volunteers from ot?e to three years, which wat pasM d by a vote of 6" to 13. The Senate concurred in the above bill by 21 to 5. The Senate also paaeod, by sixteen to ten, a bill providing that Kentucklans who have voluntarily joined the anil force invading the State, shall be incapable of taking any eatato in Kentucky by devise, bequest, or distribution, uulewi they return to their allegiance within sixty days, or escape rrom the invaders as soon as possible. NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. KirEWTlON AGAINST TUB RKCKLS AT ROANOKB ISLAND. Fortress Monro*, Sept. 24, > Via Uai.iimokk, Sept. 25, 18C1. / A new arrival from nattcrns Inlet to day brings tho Dews that all was quiet tii.TO, una that an early cil'ort would bo made to dislodgo the rebels from lioanoke Island. Tim sailing frig.Ho Sabine arrived to day from Portsmouth, and will sad southward to-morrow. Geti. Wool will probably send no contraband slaves to Washington, as tho entire forco here is required for thous-! of yuarUtrmaeter Tallmadge. Ross WUi.ins simply gave bis parole of honor, and did not take the oath of alleginncc. EX-PRESIDENT FILLMORE AND GENERAL FREMONT'S PROCLAMATION. Buffalo, iSept. 25.1861 Ttie Buffalo Cnurirr is authorized by ex-President Fillmoro to state that the statement'made by tho St. Louis correspondent of the Now York Ti ibuw\, iu regard to his npproval of Gene- al Fremont's proclamation for the emancipation of gloves, is not correct; that he docs not approve of General Fremont s proclamation, an.I that he cordially endorses the position of 1'ienideut Lincoln.

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