Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 28, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 28, 1861 Page 1
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THE W RK HERALD jl WHOLE NO. 9179. NEW YORK, MONBAY, OCTOBER 28, 186L PRICE TWO CENTS. THE REBELLION.! Important from Western Virginia. / Dofeat of the Rebels by Sen. Kelly at Bomney. Additional Particulars of the figlit at Ball's Bluff. M ORIGP OF THE RECONNOfSSANCE. IMPORTANT FROM MIS80URI. Brilliant Charge of Major Sea goyne at Springfield. Division of the Rebel Army of the Potomac. UTTEEESTHfG FRO! HATTERiS DUET The Union Movement in North Carolina. IMPORTANT FROM THE SOUTH. Circular of the Rebel Secretary of the Treasury* I Proceedings of the Southern Com mercial Convention* ~ ting Details of the Capture >f the Steamier Salvor. ECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wamhmctok, Oct. 27, 1801. THE BATTLB AT BALL'S BLUFF. The disaster at Ball's Bluflfe, so called, is evidently not fu}ly understood , and the public are very naturally de sirous of knowing where lies the responsibility. Some have charged it upon Genoral McCall, who moved up to Drainesvllle, within twelve miles of Looeburg, on Satur day before the fight, which took place on Monday last. Others charge it upon General Stone, and others upon General Kakar. Tlie facts, as they will be verified by the official record, I am authorized, to say, are as follows : When General McClellan ordered Generel McCall to make a reconnolssance to Drainesvllle he telegraphed Gen. Stone that ho expccted certain demonstrations which he was about to mako in tho vicinity of Ixtesburg would cause the enemy to evacuate that place, and he (Stono) , was requested to keep a sharp lookout upon tho rebels and watch their every movement. Neither la this order, nor in any other, did Genoral McClellan direct General Stone *o cross tho river with a force, or to order any of his subordinate o fliers to cross or to give battle under any circumstances. Tho advance of General McCall to Draines ville drove In the rcbol pickets on this side of Lecsburg, and caused their outposts to strike their tents and retire to Lecsburg. General McCall learned that the enemy was about eight thousand strong at that place, aud had reason to believe that if ho remained at DrainesviHe an attempt would bo made to cut him off by a force of rebels moving up from Centre ville. Consequently, having completed hisreconnoissance, ho returned, according to orders from Gen. McClellan, to his former position at Longley's. On Monday, about roan General McClellan first learned from General {?tone of the gallant cavalry reconnoissance under j. Major Mix, of tho Van Alon cavalry regiment, oppo | site, Cor rad's Ferry. ' Immediately afterwards news [ came from General Stone that Colonel Devens and a [ largs portion of t'uo Massachusetts Fifteenth regiment baa crossed, and wns about to engaged the enemy, and f that General Baker wue about to c.oss with seven thou sand men. Those reports satisfied General McClellan that Genoral stone had anticipate*) the supposition thai tbe rebels would evacuato Lecsburg, and that ho (Stone) was .moving over to occupy it. This was the first information that General McClellan had of General Stone's movement Across the river. Tho next de patch announced t!,at General Baker was ncross and was engaging tho enemy, [ that O' r men were behaving splendidly, and that tho ! I enemy's left wing had beeu driven ba- k. Tho next des patch announced that Gsneail Baker had been killed at the h ad of his column, and that our men were repulsed by superior tr.mhers of the enemy. The moment Cen. McClellan learned that Cen. Stone ha' I ordered a port in of his Puce to cross tho river, nU1' thai Ihey werellko'y to b ? engaged with the enemy, ! , #w?'o that they would have a river behind them and an k. ?uemj iu force in front, ho ordered General Biuks' divi sion to the supp >rt of General Stone's column, and also tel 'K" '".died to a station above the Chain Bri Igo directing I an orderly to be sont Immediately to General McCall. who wa' then supposed to be atDralnsvllle, Instructing him to remmn In that vicinity aud aunoy the euomy'a rear if j liO attempted to attack Ue.icral Stone's column. This was f id avail, as, uufertunatoly, General Me tal! hid returned to Longley's. It is due to <: -.rral McCall to say that in doing this he vlo *at?4 no or ' r, but acted strictly in Re el saee with Irs instructions. I!o was only more lowly In his return than he would otherwise have been, ha?" ho not fearod a flank movement of the enemy. Gen. i;c>'iol).m thon or 'ored bun to re^t his men and bo ready to ''.tiru as soon as possible to Drufnesvlilo. It was s ou . . (:. in d, It j'.v over., through despatches from General Stor.e, that is v?o Id avail nothing io order Con. McCall to Draiacs llle again, a.' It would be of no service to General Sion", who?' foi'co was rocro.-sing tho Poto ] mac ftrd returning to Maryland. Tho death of tVdon ; Bakfr throw * pall over th ' whole ail'air dor jng the night., i i: l ii was not until tli > morning of Tucs lay 'ha! Isfor'natlin cnald be obtain d at n> adiptar ters of a sal.isfai torv nature ua to tho true state ot adairs. G- norsl M Clcllaii Immediately ordered * cart Inge, and, ?ccomiifttiiod by one of his *tj!7, Gel w 1 Co! burn, pro ceeded tf the scene if o perstloois, to luv Rtlgato in person tuocau-.sof the repulse tnJ its r?-u.i -. On hl-< arrival ! J). .? . !*ab>e4 that Ge?e a) limits h d rested to cross the rlv ir with lite c duutn and drive tho enemy hack. He ) lad already thrown aUejt Il\a thousand mea into Vir ginia without any detn castration It log ma le by tho rebels. General IBcCleJUa, iluiiui tho aolliiies for cfif-lng the river very limited, and having no dniK to ma'.. o Leeshurg an lm,.oriavt point, ordered Gen Batiks to return it, his former i art.'o at Barn is town. The * si.sse'i irnt movement of tho en \ny has shown t/ie fihroivdiirsft of this o der, us Generics Banks and Stone would have h"cn flu1 front our centre, giving the enemy I* nn easy opiortu: ity to cut thsni off, unless Gen. Met lol lan ? .'hdrewala ,:o hi>'y of his troops from ASttvt duty ete. ? here to support them. lion the rctunf of Gcn> Us jollau and ( d. Coibirn to ho i li)osrt"rs, ou TLws lay I Just, trom consultation with Gen rals Banks and Stem end Ike principal aciota la the flfht at Boll's a statement w prepared Air the BttUS, wlildl Appeared in (&? lf.-uo of Ftiday under the beading of "Additional Particulars." In ?h?t statement all the par ticulars of tho movements of Qonerals Stone and Baker are presented, General Stone gave General Baker seven thousand of hi? best men , and cautioned him not to crow the rtrir until he had sent out his scouts and satlstled himself of the strength and position of the enemy. That H was the duty of General Baker to furateb men with ample means of transportation is generally conceded. If he could not find them, then it was his duty to report tho fact to Gen. Stone. The lat ter says that, quite to tho contrary, Gen. Baker reported that the facilities for crossing were ample, and when asked if he wanted any more assistance ho replied nop Thus the cm? elands at present. The report of Gen' Stone on tho subject will show whether this view of the aflhir is correct. TIm following order has been Issued by General McC'o' lan concerning the aflhir at Ball's Blulf, complimenting In high torms General Stone and his gallant command " # IhUDWl'AKTKRS ARMY OF TUB POWMAC, 1 Washington, Oct. 20, 1801- J CiKNKRAL OR)>kH HO. 83. The Major General commanding tho army of the Poto mac dt Mr oh to offer liis thanks, and to express his admiration of their conduct, to the officers and men of tho detachments of tho Kllteenth and Twentieth Miis^aohu setta, First California and Tammany regiments, and tho First United States Artillery and Khodo Island battery, engaged In tho affair of Monday last near Harrison's Inland. The gallantry and discipline there display od de served a more fortunate result ; but situated as thosi troops wore, cutoff alike from rotroatand reinforcements, aud attacked by an overwhelming force of from five thousand to seven thousand, It wus not possible that the issue could be sur.ccst.ful. U.ider happier aus pices such devetion will insure victory. Tho General Commanding fee!s increased confidence in the troops rum posing General Stone's division, aud is sure Hint when nest they meet the enemy they will fully retrieve this cheok for which they are not accountable. By order of MAJOR GENF.RAl. MuCLELLAN. S. Williams, Assistant Adjutant Genoral. A Washington Sunday morning print of to day, contains what purports to be a des patch from General Stone to General Baker on M nday lost, urging him to dash on to Leesburg, and that he (Stone) expected to occupy that placo in a few hours. Without iuqulring what General Stone has to say on the subject, I have reason to believe that when he learns of the publication be will pronounce It a forgery. It looks like a part of similar declarations already made by lntereetod parties to mislead the public mind, not only In regard to tho aflhir at Ball's Blulf, but as to the real poaty responsible for the reverse at that place. QCIET ALONG OCR LINKS. So far as can be ascertained,^ was quiet on the entire lino of the Potomac to-day. ? THE REBELS IN VIRGINIA DIVIDING THEIR FORCES. Positive information has boen received that recent oc currences have oocasloned a division of the rebel army of the Potomac, Reinforcements to a very large extent I have been sent to Leesburg, with the expectation of a renewal of the attack on that )x>iiit, and an Immense foroe has been congregated at Norfolk, under the impression that the expedition fitting out In Chesapeake Bay was in tended to make a demonstration there. The centre of the rebel army rests at Oentreville, and has been much weakened by the withdrawal of those forces on the right and loft. General Johnston is tbo general commanding. Beauregard commands tho forces opi>osito tbo city of | Washington, and Gustavus W. Smith, late Street Commis ' siunerof New York city, commands the forces at tees | burg. It is stated that a rumor was current at Richmond a few days ago that an important advance movement of | the whole robel army was to be made before the 1st of i November, but perhaps the fight at Ball's Bluff;, and tho I saillpg of tho great naval exposition,' >MM rondered a change of programme necessary. NKCKE8ITV OP DEFEATING THE REBEL ARMY OF TOE POTOMAC. The people of the country ought to know tl a' the rebels have concentrated in Virginia a vast army, well armed with the best arms the country could furnish, officered with experienced mon, and directed by generals who have received regular military educations, and are, for the most part, luuuiiK the most skilful in their profession. Tho strength and flower ef tho military resources of the Southern States liuvo been concentrated in the vicinity of Washington. Here is the bead and front of tho rebellion, which will not be crusbod until this Southern army in front of Washington has been defeated. Our troops elsewhere may achieve success; wo may have victories iu Missouri, Kentucky, Western Virginia and along the Atlantic aud tho Gulf of Mexico, but the rebel' i "on will ncvor be suppressed until the main army of the enemy Is defeated. The great issuo before tho country can never be settled by diversions from our army of tho Potomac lo win an isolated battle here or there , where no other result Is to be attained. Except for defensive operations elsewhere, aU military experience suggests that the strength of the Union army should be concen trated at this point, and the decisive blow struck hero, where almost the entiro army of the rebels is congregated. Their defeat here will bo the utter destruction of tho enterprise of Davis, Beauregard, Floyd and Co. Petty victories elsewhere will amount to nothing, but a great victory hero will decide the whole question, scatter the armed forces of the rebels liko chaff before the wind, revive the Union spirit of the South, and restore the integrity of tho Union. The rebel a. my before Washington must bo whipped before the war can be ended , and it will not concludo before this has been achieved. For this achievement a concentration at this point of a sufficient forco to march steadily forwardi leaving garrisons and guards at every station on tho way' is indisjieusably neces.-ary. FROM THE LOWER TOTOMAC? NO BATTERIES AT MA TH IAS 1*01 NT, ETC. The Hiralo'S special correspondent on tho Lower Potomac forwards tho following report: ? UnITKH PtATBS STEAXXR TlHISI, 1 Off Iitoiah IIrad, Potomac Kivsr, Oct. 26, 1861. j It h.ie been discovered, as yon are aware, tliat thoro Is, after all, no buttery ut Mat bias Point. The gins that were ilred at the Fro b >rn must havo belonged to flying a tillery. Several schooners have pus.-ud tho Point un molested, and yesterday the Union, Freeborn, Sato.'lito and others, that had rundown end authored off Lower Cedar 1'olnt, passed safely by, and are now at their old anchoring ground, from Aquia creek up war Is to Wade's Bay. Tho rebel steamer George Page, whit h is int.uantioo Creek, is consequently In a wone poHltion than before. Sho can neither move up nor dowu, nn<! is within easy range of the Maryland slioie. Slio now mid then throws shot and shell across, find thin evening she threw sh.-ils in (he direction of Maryland, but wi ll whut e fleet is not yet known. Yesterday Captain V.'il Hams, of tho Topographical inducers, drew a huso lino opposite Shipping Point, triangulated it, and found the distance acn es to be not more than 0110 and a quarter mils. pmvMENT op contraband noons. Information has just been rooclredby the governmoi.t that lai> " 'i untitles of contraband goods are ooiistapiiy shipped at St. John, New Brunswick, and yn .10 i fur .ho Southern Coast, to run the blockade. It i" also r. seried and believed that sen. oof tho goods leave fh ver.il u: the loyal ports in the North, and tint prominent per son. ur tagag. d in tlii ? unlawful enterprise. II SANITY OF A PB1SOKKB AT I-OUT JLA1ATETTB. Yesterday information reached tho Secretary "f ^tato that James M. IS tig, who was arrested In B iltirnore some 1 lime nil'. ? for enduing ia shipping contraband goods to tho South and sent to I'ort lAtuyclte, is a ra\ iti^r mn inc. I OrJcrSiiave been wait far his rekafc , and lo bo handed I ever to Lib friends, or to lie placed hi some lunatic? m-yiuni. ? THE AKMV. Captain Jesse A. Gore, Tenth United sua. ? iii.'intry, h is bt < n *1 painted t the Colon. icy of the Tw < nty -second M.ifsat !e ' tin regiment, lately cMnninnde I by CoNwl Hen. v Wi C- Jocel Gore is a nat iv? of Ouncord . New I Hampshire, to a gr?(ic?tc of Korwich t'bhersKy, wa.; a r.letitenaut in tho Ninth Untied Suites infantry in tto Me can war, Secretary of StalR of Now Ihii.ipehiro o? his return, and m as appointed a Captain in tiia Tenth In fantry in 1855 since which timo he has buo.i in service exclusively upsntha frontier. lie is a gallant and cfll ' ci lit officer, and will ?? ke the Twenty -second Ma.-tfiac.hu- ? sett one of tho most efficient in the service. The ! detail of (a; 'i ti Cote lo the command ofC'nionei Wilson's j regiment leaves the Tenth infantry under thu e mmaud i of the senior ..a| tain, V. A. M. Dudley, an officer of expe rience and abt. ty. During t'uo Uat ninety days tho Tenth infantry Lis in ivc'i d fourteen hundred mbes, an 1 since (he -Jd of J .1.- l.v the company under command of Oipbiin Di .lie; ml ' ii.'alu Gordon's company 0f flHoBd rdafi'^Bs have tMiidud nineteen hundred mile/. They woi-o hi itloitwl in the vicinity of I iatnond Springs for 111 ? (.irotcc t:on of tho Pacific Mail Company. DKsrATCHEH FltOM CAL1 FORNIA. Since Friday, when the Pacific and Atlantic telegraph w as oponod, the President lias received a number of des patches over that line. Theso embrace, first: ? Tbo an nouncement from the President of tho Overland Tele graph Company that tho line is completed, and express ing tho hope that it may be a bond of perpetuity between the State* of the Atlantio and those of the Paci&o. Governor Downey, of California, espressos, in ths name or the people of that State, thoir congratulations at the complotion of the noble enterprise that places them in immediate communication with the oapltaland with their fellow citizens In tho East. Hay the golden links of the constitution ever unite us, a happy and a free people. The President and Secretary of the California Pioneers, the oldest organization on the Pacific coast, send greet '.igs to the President of the United States. As a society loyal, and as a Stale loyal, they pray God to save, ono and indivisiblo, our glorious Union. Ijellana Stanford sends from Sacramento the follow. In?? To-day California is but a second's distance from the national capital. Rcr patriotism, with electric current, throbs rrgj'Oiisivp to that of her sister States, and holds civil liberty and Union above all prios. The Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance send tho following:? To ths I'RESTPKrr or ths Umrtn Status Gnrams ? Mbertv, Union, temperance, one and inseparable forever. By order. JOHN WADE, P. G. W. P. The Mayor of Stockton transmits as follows:? Stockton sends greetings to your Excellency, with the assurance that she is true to the constitution and tho Union, and for iho thorough crushing out of rebellion. Gov. Nye, in behalf of the Territory of Nevada, da tod Carson City, says:? Mountain bound Nevada avails herself of tho earliest opportunity to send, upon tho winpH of lightning, to her national home, assurance of her tliial attachment to the Union uh framed by our fathers, and her earnest sympa thies with those who are striving to maintain it. Tho following is dated at the Capitol of Carson City, No vada Territory, through hor first legislative assembly: ? To TUB I'KKXIlrKNT ANO I'CDI'LR Ol' TU? U*ITKl) StATB- ? Greet! was: ? Nevada for the Union, ever true and loyal. The lasl born of the nation will bo the last to desert' the flag. Our aid, lo tho extent of our ability, can bo reliod upon to crush rebellion. J. L. VAN BAKELEN, President. IMPORTANT FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA. Battle at Romney? Defeat of the Rebels. Kk'.v Chuck, Va. , October 27 , 186J. General Kelly marched from this point on Friday night, and attacked Romney yesterday afternoon, routine the enemy, capturing many prisoner*, three pieces of cannon and all their wagons and camp equipage. The rebels re treated towards Winchester. Our loss is trifling. That of the enemy has not been ascertained. WAKiitmrroxN , Oct. 27, 1801. General Scott is very much elated to-day with the news of General 'Kelly's brilliant success In Wustern Virginia, particularly so from the fact that ho gave special orders for the movement by telegraph himself. Notwithstand ing that the General Is qulto lame with age and dropsy in the knees, be ordered his carriage, and went in porsen to tho White House to couvey the intelligence to the Presi dent and congratulate his Excellency upon tho success of our arms. The following is the despatch the General re ceived ItoMMrr, via Nrw Crrkk , Oct. 20?0 P. M. To Libutksast C.kkiiiui, Wwsiiui Scott: ? In obet'fenc > to your orders, 1 moved on this place at twlve o'cioc k last night, attacked tho enemy at three o'clock this afternoon, drove in their outlets, and, after a brilliant notion of two hours, completely routed them, talcing allllieir cannon, maeli of their rauip equipage and 'many prisoners. Our loss is but trifling, but cannot say to what extont . Brigadier General B. F. KELLY, Commanding. OUR CAIRO CORRESPONDENCE. Caiuo, 111., Oct. 21, 1801. General Grant Learei Cairo ? What't in Die Wind?~S&w' lotions and Speculator: ? Another Expedition Doum the River ? A Gootl Story of Recapturing Mules and a Laco nic Rfort ? Piety in Camp, and What the Soldier * Think Ton Much if It ?S] j Captured and Sent to St. I.oui* ? " All Quiet Along the Lin*?," dx. The most important incident of the day has been tho departure of General Grant for St. Louis. About two o'clock .1 despatch was received from Washington or ler lng bim lo rojwt at headquarters in St. Louis with all passible despatch, and be left at flvoui a sjt'eial tenia. All sorts of s.t'culut ions are a/loat ns to tho oatiso oi' this sudden movement, the most common of which is that lio is to bo entrusted with a more important, b cause active, command; but I deem this surmise to be anything but ilie true solution of tho matter. I think rather that the Tan Wyck committee m,;;Ut explain tho matter bettor could they be allowed to divulge. I suggest this explana tion of the movement, because I know that tho Cairo division of the Western Department is coming in for a general overhauling of cont acts, and n > one know s bettor tiiai in norai Grant of (lie scandalous perflly practised l?y tlioee who havo had a chance to swindle ibu government. No one could toll more of the truth, and li ? is just tho man that dares to do it. Tho steamer Aleck Seott, with a part of the Thirtioth regiment, Illinois Volunteera, under Lieutenant Colonel Dennis, escorted by ihe gunboat Tylor (not Tyler), weut down the river lo uight. Tho ti oops had two days' rations only, which is a guaranty that no protracted ex petition is on foot In this movement. 1 think tho object i- to secure some lour or Ave hundred cords of rebel wo. id whii h ir piled \i[>on the river bauk buiow Noiiolk a ft w , mil'g. 1 beard a good sti ry of two of our suMiors. nt Puducah, ViSUiii'ay, which will pay for its sp.-co in repeating. Wlion our tiuops first received their teams they we.o troubled to procure forage; so tho mules were turned loose or tetbored in theoutskirts of the town. Occasion ally a lew would be miss log, until Undo .-am fouit i him soli' minus Some twentyflve or tliirty. Thos i which strayed away weru caught up by the roltel speculators and takeu to Blandville, back of tolmubub, whore Ui^y had accumulated some fifty stolen and parcuus d auin ids, Which wove under five or six beepers. The two privates montioned (members of tho Fortieth Illinois Voluuloers), hearing of die whereabouts of the stock, Mk :d tieneral Siiiith'/i permission to attempt their recapture, which, with somo rol ;;ivlngs, was granted. Tho boys, dressed iu the garb of Kentucky farmers, went and sarveyed the field aud fold, urnl set to work, 'ihey liad whis key with them ? whiskey such as Kentucky rebels jikj to get drunk on ? pood old Bourbon, and 111?' flr^t < b ee! was to get them Og c. mfortai iy tight a.s pi^ssible, which was not long in being accomplished. Then t lie boyt went to the mine yard, let down me bars, ii.ounto l two of tho best, without saddle or bridlo, aud mrted for Padticah, the whole lot following at a break neck pace, and braying in tho most diabolical chorus, 'l i: keepers were notion; in discovering the trick, aud gave chase as far as they deemed t prudent toward our l bat to no p..i'i>osc; a.id in good seasou Saturday afternoon il>" b ys m ule their appearance at Gen. Smith's headquarters to report, thoir facts beaming villi aglow of sal islaction hard to dorcrihe. Their report ivas a con dei.s i' ion oi I. ie.oiii -ni . so 1 will givo the dialogue: ? Gen. .Smith? ''Well, boys, what luck> ' ' Si Idler ? ''We got 'em and more too " (:? li. Smitl ? "How many did you get)1" Soldier ? "Forty, 1 reckon; haint counted 'em." li. 11. smith ? "I'.nttliai is Dion than v. e havo lost. You ili'in t stenl any, 1 hope." | Soldier ? "S'.enll K-ristopher, Fina';! No,fdrree, but you t ! we didn't h ive t Ime !?> put th ' birs up .(iter wo L-ii I get I 'uc!e Hun's ut,a;ei the 0? 1 damned things would foli.ir then the general drew on an elorg ited coiut.'enance, nnd a- n i nly , as tliou,:h he had been a ,iudge : nd was -eeteoi IV 11 . nip. it to u lifetime of ilupriS umttii, lee turd the oi. iter roundly lor usu g piofam language in tlio <pm. tera ?? 1 pr?w:,?<> of a general officer, 'I lie sol. dii-i i'Hih ti.e ieciure y, t.virling Lit liat noiv-imly I the while, anil wh' n the General bad"subsi;lea' apolo ! gr/ed a fo'.piw .- : ? i "Y u si'.',Gei? ral.we l.avclrwl tocuss the God dainned 1 thiiigsail da> togit '.'in in c.tmp, aud it s mighty hard . p. i IV <11 of a giidde.iie, ? liie'i I'.'i t. r ? s ft i ? . j relaxed; o smile, or rather n laugh, e ? >}? fi via h> livart, and t; led t' > e-CHpo i m I Um- eornei f Ids mouth; but discipline is dinctiJlne [ with m old a iu y .Iii. er,fuid it would not do to allow | *ui i. a b'xacl. ' I dt.w.iiu U> pass nuuotlced; but in <?? n 1 li'uret i oi tho reciptarnl twenty-live m hn, "ami j morot o," he did not imllet any s. ve -e casf igatioi >r j ' put t:' 1 1" 1 1 :t JcrurlT.-f. hut, thanking tficm for th ,'er: j 1 v?i '*> * d, dl? missed them with a cant ten to leave j theirp 'laiiity behind when they came aga n to IhimI ] ' qiiiirtei ...i.lth boys left, declaring, as toy closed the i dixir, tim. ??- ;. h O piouii i !d ei.M hudu't Itb) bUt-iuess to ; he a oimd OHIO* - t >? )>? . ' lit" -to I /oy i- -ipt'ir" 1 here by Lieutenant Carson a !'. w days i.t ? i ?:? had a hearing before tin* im.ita y < O'm ,'i "ii.Mudl Vu ? 1 "v.". Loois Ar.tual to be held i r ' trial iiy court martial. Wo h ivo t o n from below to-day , and overy Unug is qnlet at l'ml. c ih and along our lloet. i CT VXSYLVANIA militaky AFFAIRS. I II' rom i:?. Oct. 'J7, jhOL A l.'oniroi . ncr ));I9 been aj polDle.l by Ihe (lovi r> rr : t>* alien i to in?. interest!) of the i'eni sylvania VoluBtouis i aroii: d \n i 1 -ui "i and In Ketitui ky . and arrange f >r al- j li.iiiient. nil's or remitting ft portion ef their pay to tho ii ' ? ' It i"|. s from i ffleial r!a(a that T MinsyiviiLi i li a 70.0 0 .ii ;i nt tlio (181U and thirty additional regime -a or a:i/pifv? it f>o tion of w hicb n oi iy to Wove. All ?a i ; be in i.vrvie? within a momb ? making a siran I a' ? i ? ver Psv'OO men, lH>siiles having material ftr l. ty j ikd'iitloniki regMieiift, if noedol. IMPORTANT FROM HATTERAS INLET. OUR HATTEKAS INLET CORRESPONDENCE. Fout husk, iUnaiM Inlet, Oct. 22, 18M. Condition of Affairt at Cape //altera* ? Gin. iVillmmt in Commit nU ? The /Cncuiy /'repariny to lientw Tlwir At tach ? 1%eir Naval Force ? They liuoy Oregon Inlet and Fortify the" Bank*"? Fbrt Clark Greatly Strengthened? The KebeU DUcvt a Nevi Inlet Out (j f Ilange <jf i\M Halterai ? Loyalty oj the North Carolinians? They De ire a J'rcvMonal State Government and Proclaim Th ir In dependable if the Southern Confederacy? C'nion Meeting at Ifattemt Church ? Report and Rriolutiont Adopted Pierta t ? Ckcupat ion and I'urtuitj iff the InhalitanU of the Hankt ? Dettitutii n iVeu> Prevailing Aming Them? They Ap, -eat to the Benevolence of the North , etc., etc. Sinco the rrtreat or the Indiana regiment, or that por tlou of It wMeh was stat toned at Chicamacomioo, and tlio subsequest "shelling" of the enemy by the Montlcollo? accounts of which, of a decidedly "sensational" charac ter, have been published ? many important change* have occurred in the position of affairs at Batterap. General Mansfield liaa been here and gono, and General Williams arrived and assumed command of the fort. The New York Zouaves, Colonel Hawkins, now occupy Camp Wool, two miles above tho fort, and the Twentieth Indiana, Co'onel Brown, oooupy tho camp at Fort Clark. Captain Morris, with one company of resulirs, occupies Fort Hat Was, headquarters of Genernl Williams. Tho Indiana regiment la now full, excaptiug prisoners taken on tho Fanny and daring the retriat from Chlcamoccinico, hav ing been joined at Fort Clark by the companies whi. h were detained at Fortran* Monroe. Tho enemy ou the Sound maka frequent recomwiuances "in force" ? that Is, they appear off tho island, at respectable distance with from throe to ulne steamers, occasionally sending one or more Into shoro at different ]iolnls, the landing opposite Qipo Hitteras Lighthouse seeming to be their especial aiui. Thus far they have landed no forces since the wholesomo warning given by the Monti cello; but tne apjieorunco of so respectablo a (loot on tho Sound, challenging ax it woro our bouts, which lay quietly at anchor under tho guns of Fort Matters#, is exceedingly aunoylng, not to boj- insulting. If thoy should determine to land, no matter what force, on tho banks above, with a view to carry those fortifications, they would meet with a reception of a most enth ijdaMic cha<ucter, and a pre paration undreamedof before tho osiergetic will of Gen.

Williams was felt In theso quarters. Colonol Hawkins' regiment, occupying the advance position, would have to be driven in or cut through ? no child's play. And then with the guns of Clark covering the Atlantic beach, and those of Hatterus the Sound beach, they ? ould ilnd a full regiment of Btalworth men, protected by an intrench meut extending- from tho Atlantic to the Sound (the work of the Indionians, under direction of General Williams, and in complete order) , which could only be carried by overwhelming numbers at the point of the bayonet, an exorcise whioh volunteer soldiers do not seem to delight in. My "*a Impression Is, however duslrablo Hatteras Inlet may be to tho enemy, that they will not uttack th? position unless with ttn rxpoditirm of great farce, and at a time when, from stress of weather or othor cause, lh.) Montfocilo and 8ugquchanna cannot approach tho Atlantic coast Of tho banks. So far as the Sound is concerned tho boats thai are hero might us well be on Lake Michigan or In tlio Arctic regions; and until government scuds boats that can navigate the Sound, armed sufficiently aud manin-d properly to meet a vigilant and well equipped enemy of at least nine steamers of various sizes, there is no uso of thiuklr.gof any advance movements from I latter**. With the Sound in our i>of session, there is no doubt but tho State of North Carolina might bo soon and easily reclaimed to the Union and general government. Reports reach tho "Banks" overy day of the loyal fueling manifested upon the main land. General Williams hap official Information that two ihonsate! men are ready aud waiting, n>-ar Washington, N. C., to welcome any force the government may send to their aid, aud to take up arma (when suppli >d) in do" fence of the Uulon. Monuillat liaa also reached the fort thai threo hundred men are ill wins fur tbe Union tioar l.oi>g Acre, with tho Stars and Stripes floating do. Uantiy above tbem. Meetings aro being bel l in various counties along tbo coast, from which invitations to tho Union forces emanate, promi . ing hospitality, welcotno, aid. Union lodger, hive been formed in Hydo and other counties, and we aro credibly Informed that, on recep tion of the nows of tUc taking of Hat torus by tbe Legisla ture of the St a to, sixty-three members arose from their seats and cheered for tbo Union. A very respectable meeting of tho cltlzcns of tho "Hsnlcs," attended by representatives from the mainland (Iiydo county), was held at Hatteras church, several miles abnvo the fort1 on the 12th lust., which is reported to have been very enthusiastic, entirely spontaneous, in fact, without the knowledge of any of tbo m.litary forces bore. Tho meeting was organised by choosing R. B. Bailance, Esq., President, and AJonzo J. Stowe .secretary. The delibera lions wore commenced by a fervent |r tyer from Rev. Jf. N. Taylor, a patriotic ctergym m, who lias oxorted all his talent and energies in tbe Union ra'ise Blnco tbo ilrst lncu* ballon of treason iu the Statu. Resolutions were Intro, duced, and tbo mooting addressed by prominent citizen? of Hyde county. The resolutions are herewith enclosed' A selc* t committee of three wore Lppolnte i , consisting of ltev. Warble Nash Taylor, Win. O'Neii and C. B. Stowe, to ('prepare a statement of grievance.";, an. I frame a declara tion of Independence," tbo report Of which is also on closed. If u State b.is iuhcmit rights of accession from tit? general government, why WJt a county the right to d' l iaro its independence of tbo J- 1 ate? O Soccs.-ial tby 1. 1 Hedged chickens will conv home to roost. There can b>) no tlofkplng plMso of Hvr.urity lor secession, short ol Bionki'cliy. Should thoSouUi succeed In gn.ning ia<t- oend cute, 6 lie will have to"<:?-:fc?ro tlie empire" to cure, hor s I!' of ber own oviln. But spoculatlon is titalo, and com nient wearisome. The lime ha# oomo wiien more atten tion should bi' given to tho Bt itcment mid consideration of facts by tho pre. sand the government. When this is done and acted u]K>n, there will lie no neod of guec tlatli ti , the result will follow so rapidly upon the designs s-t in' motion. Oiio word in relation to u matter in which your readers of tbe city will scion beiut^rcsted. Tho In nab i tains of this island, Hatteras l/anks, amounting in tho aggregato to tilteeu bundre. l souls, through their loyalty to the Union, have been entirely c it oil f o:n all tra lo with tho main land: and their " occupation gone,'' leav< s them in a des titute and suffering condition. Tbey are, asag. nor.il rule, an In /fensivo, simple minded, very devout people, st)bsis:ing themselves by fishing and tiadli.gfor bread - stutls. and, in fact , all uocessari s, with tho towns along the mainland. The sands of Hatteras iiauks produce no vegetation of amsnquenct ? a lew sweet potatoes, per simmons a!id figs being the si-m total of its capacity for feeding l.s inhabitants. Tills loyal, peaceable, inolfeu sivo people are now reduced to absolute want. Without shoes, iu tattered garments. hungry, witJi no osca, e (> /t to the arms of S! ?<?( :.= a, wlii. li tbey hive ropndial'd under oath, thoy can do no otherwise than appeal to the sympathy aud generosity of the Nusth for aid. I under stand tl. it tlii.. Kev. ifi-. fay tor , wh .in (Tom personal ac quaintance and observation I e an rec. m . i n 1 as truthful end t ... iwoi thy . will soon visit New Vo k on a mission of succor for this people. Ills but little that lie wilinsk for. Send him back not empty, as you hnj.cb> tlie smiles of II aven upon tbe cause of the Union an * y ur own consciences. Kr in recont observation it is known that the en. my bare b - "i . 'I o <l Oregon lnl< t, above I/ egerliead, and are fortifyii g the banks bow topiotect tbe injet. It is pre sume from theso circumstances that tbey have found watei etioi gh to carry their sh ppmgoutthrui ,:li tl > is in let. and so give llaiu i s the sl,p. Tliis is not im >rulmblo, as th ; inii ts are constant ly c! -imping by tin- act ic n i 1 th i Some anil the 8 -a. i la y are tisii g the brick aud stole of tbo br:?'tb >e-e w.'ilch ib'j blew up to construct th ve batteri s. This le d ter should bo look' d to in 1 1 : ti ? ? , a., I huv( i ? doubt it will be. sis.ee '.vi iting the abovo (Sen al Williams lias streni 'h ? ln d th ? d 'fotii ?s at Fort Ci.nk vu y much, tui i brought Co mel Hawkins' Ninth New i mk reiriment, w.th ihe ? x ceptlon ol < no or tao companies, wit in tin; line o; f, rtitt catif ' s. 'lh" ei emy ill rtf.it SB hard thin .s ri-sp* c in ( li d tera? lhey will ftni! tho fotcos licri wide .-iwake. i;u?< ra: Willtttlns is a win of wonderful .. .!y .? . \oni- y. J have en no man in tho service who Im; e.-- d me with more of the characteristics ol tlio mi neral than this man do< s. itoth t'ie New Vork and tlie Imhana men hero are mor than m I.IIof for a flghfe You S<h?I not bt'surpr.s ui i to hear? ?; heavy work l??i > done here soeu. 'lie gey- I ermiicr.t Is erecting an iron li.hih"..?a on th ? snor ?? )? - j <we.-n Fori < lai k i.nd tbo capo. Tlie m I'erbM, ready lor j putting together, is nil hero. TheSi'un1!- ilso bdugi-ur- i veyed and buoyed outagain. Weather ciian^enblo ? hot, ootd, oaim,itormy. lU.i-Otfr ,.t- .1 . K' T C"** TrKE Al fot.XTKIi RV KKKftX.i AT BATmu i i.i '.i n, mm; o?: srr, x. < ., 1801 , to i hvpakk a J f Ta 1 ' > I N 1 < I (.WKVANCES, A.VK a I .N/l. lifcol Alt, TJOM Of I wrarBM r. > i . Appealin t>? the sacred rigSt of proit t ai d re stance, ' v. Iiicii is mb" "lit f. 1 .1 oppt wse.l o.mmun;' is, aiid with j ?i irra triist in the Almflmtjr Ruler of mankind, wh ?-e I p.'uVKe-nCv' Isdeclaicd inlilstorj .ana u ho can never i der..te tbepMii ii em ascei dent j ?' wis,, wo <1<. hero 1 v,t n b. baU of tho loyaPpeople of North Curoi.iu.d i. . 'Mtoly and solen'tUy proclaim < ur imbiptadt ne.< of iitrlo.i" government designating itM.lt the Ont do ta'e f Amor e a , and of th? t volutlonsry :w?d t ea ? n e asty whii b uow nserj s tho gOTtiT. i ? nwer . : c'? fit to. \Vo repudiate ill ur war rro n oi autlioriiy a s rtcd by thcio l ? ' . b . ? i , - . to. s ali't ? to tlie ft deral Unioo and ?? K i M ?? in*. Wo disclaim or dt ei a : t 'l oli) tbe twufeld t. i aeb v ?? ? , , hereby reaffirm our inalienable alUglance to the govern moiit of tho Uulted States, mi l resume all those efeuenta ?ud parts of sovereignty which belong, in subordination to the national constitution, to theftvetuou of this Common wealth. In vindication of tho Jnstioe of our cauto, and In defe rence to the lodgment of the world, wo proceed to set forth si >mu of tho considerations w Ulch ooiupul ua to this declaration. Tt# tyrants whom we now arraign before tho tribunal of imiMIo conscience have sought to deprive us of our pre cious homage of American citizenship, won for ua by the heroic tolls and sacrifices of our sires of the Revolution, ud h mdod down to us, to be transmitted to our children. They liavo not only attempted the abrogation of the constitution of tho United States, but have addressed themselves to the sweeping mutilation of our municipal statutory law, ?s embodied in the code put In operation 1st January, They have violated nearly overy section of that vene rable work of our fathers, tho Bill of Right* , which the Mate constitution solemnly declares to be an Integral por tlon of itself, and never to be violated on any pretence whatever. They have placed us In the false attitude of rovolt again* t a buuetlceul and protecting government which bad never done us an Injustice, and which was full of blessings to us all. They have made loyalty a crime, and betrayed many of our twople into active rebellion by false prutensiuns and int m. Mat Ion. They have endeavored, by the grossest falsehoods per sistently repeated, and by exaggerated api>ea s to preju dice or |?si< ion, to inllame our minds against fullow citl- I sens whose intercourse with us had been productive only or benefits. They have destroyed a commerce with our Northern brethren which affords a means of livelihood to no small portion uf our peonie, and thereby brought the horrors of starvation to our door*. They lwve Inaugurated a neighborhood warfare of the most cruel and unpltyltig ferocity , which spares neither age, box nor condition, but which an ays brother against brother, father against son, anri -substitutes for tho kindly Intercourse uf friend with friend a fiendish hatred, espion age and persecution. They havo invaded the sacred preclnts of the house hold, and sundered the dearest ties of human nature. They have loin husband mid father from their homes, and robbed families of their natural protectors. They have perpetrated tho most shocking barbarities, and established a reign of terror and alarm without pre cedent in civilised history. They havo countenanced outrages and bloodshed, and encouraged mobs and riots. They have sanctioned tho proceedings of irresponsible and solf-c< instituted vigilance committees, and other bodies utterly unknown to the laws; federated with complacency their prescription aud indiscriminate violence, and applauded their attrocious deeds. They have brutally murdered tnoflbnslve and harmless persons; seme of ihein of great age, uud who would soon have deported from ainongbt us in the ordinary course of nature. They have offered rewards for the lives of freemen guilty of no crime, and put prices on their heads. They havo organized fraud and falsehood, And mode a system of robbery and theft. They have taught our youth habitual disrespect for law, and Inculcated lessons of sedition and unbridled 11 censo. Tltey havo used every agency of bribery and corruption to consummate their ends. Ibey havo invited foreign tyrants to our shores, and sought through the intrigues of commissioners abroad to bai ter away our chartered liberies. They have confiscated the property of citizens wlthont just cause. They have denied us the exercise of the elective fran chise, and set at naught that provision of our organic law which affirms that elections ought to be often hold. Thoy havo destroyed tho freedom of speech and of tho press. They havo arrested ai:d Imprisoned peaceable and un offend i ug citizens without due process of law, and bus ponded tho writ of habeas corpus. They have recklessly disregarded the will of tho pcoplo to abide by the conip act of national union, as repeatedly { do. hired in public meetings throughout the State, and by the emphatic and overwhelming vote of the qualified electors of the Commonwealth in February last. 'l'hey havo set aside tho solemn and deliberate disap prcval of the mochitiatlonsof the disuntonlsts, pronouncud by h majority oi the people, in refusing to authorize tho cubing of a Mate I ( mention. They have prostituted tholr official position to the purposo of a secret and infamous conspiracy which had predetermined the destruction of the Union, regardless of popular dissent ; and, in the unscrupulous coal of their treason , they have assumed powers without warrant, either ex pries or implied, in the constitution. They have arrogated the authority, through a conven tion summoned wtih indeocnt baste, and acting in flagrant dellai.ee of tbe wishes of l ho people, to perlurtn an act legally tmpotsiblo, and therefore without ?flfcct or force, in decre lug the secession of this Commonwealth from the federal Union. The ordinances of tins Convention havo never been (submitted to tho people for their ratifi OiUicn or rejection. They have commissioned ton men as repres ntatlves of the Btate, in a body called the Confederate Congress, un known to ai. l unauthorized by the laws, as l occil|iylng an utt itude of hostilily to that constitution which Ninth Carolina !,ne forma' ly and definitively ranfl d and ac cepted as (he supreme luw of the!and; and , as if to omit no incident of a complete disfranchisement, they havo withheld from tho electors tho jKor privilege of dosig nating such representatives Th?y hive raised and kept up armies to crush the liberties and wssto tho substance of tho people, uud havo subordinated the civil to tho mi.iiaiy power. They have deprived the people of iho rlj:ht to bear arms la their defence, but have obliged tliom to a.ssist in the unli Mowed work of tliuir own ens averaent. They havo required excessive bail, Imposed excessive finen, and iafl.ciod cruel ami unuwMlputiishmont. Th y have instituted a system of illegal searches and seizure*. in granting general warrants whereby officers and wenrMium have been commanded to s-'arch suspect ed places without cvideueo of the lact committed, and to s -izo per sons not armed, and whose offences were not particularly described and suppw ted by evident*. They lias o restrained the people of their i ight to assein ' b o together to consult for the common good. 1 They have taken and imprteoue I freemen, and dfs 1 ; eizoil them of their freehold, liberties and privileges, and o il awed tindexi'od them, and destroyed and de prived them of theii- life, liberty and properly, contrary tn the law i if the land. They have Je uyel mi l denied to freemen restrained of th ir ill'", (j ttie remedy guaranteed by Uic Bill ol Rights to inquire Into t ? k? lawfulness of Buch restraint, und to r> - in vo it if unlawful. They have allowed the people of this 6t?U> to be made subject to the ) -ay ui* ut ol' exorbitant and illegal taxea ail'' Imp" 'b wl'.iio it their content. TUoy have dented our cltiz"iifl tbn siicim! nnd inviulab'o rhri.t of ifiiii hy jury in questions respecting propci ty. They liuve |n:t freemen to answer crimlnnl chart-' ? without presentment, indictment or impo?''hiiient. Tlry li'ivo convicted freemen of crime without (lie nnanmvi .s verdict or n J?try of goo l and lawful mr ; , !n o| en c< t . as heretofore used. '?tii y l.tue ilist < gur>'.td ' he ri.ht of every . tan in ci imi j na ptosee ttlotts t ? b ? tut ? ' med of the accusation r.? ?? ' lilm, Hi"1 to confront the :u<: sera and witnesses . itli other testimony: compelled freemen to p'vo evid- noo against themsoives and refuse ! ihem n speedy ai d im patial ti ial. Tiey liavo suspended ttio l&ws end thelf execution, without warrant or receMdy, oad permitted the pi va lence <>l anarchy and <ii tinier. They ha\ e i.mifoi aded the legislative, executive and s i prwnj Judicial ]? wet sol government, which ought to bo forever topainto and distinct. Tliey have p ermitti-d the interference of per on* from outside our boundaries iu regulating < ur internal govern ment nd p diee, the, right of which belongs solely and exeP sively to the psopla Of the Stat". They ii.tv welcomed armed invaders from other States to assist in the subjugation of our citizens. '.Ill y liave secrotiy promulgated, nnd in some instances openly ;?<??- aimed, tb 'ir p ir; o-v to coster ? tile ial bono, a aud "iiioluinents, ami peculiar privileges, upon a co tain wot of it' -ti sepm :o from the community; to re.-ti let the ri.ht of ulf ton few: aud to . ibriittuo a lifotenure of public olllco i"r i he term fix* I by lew. They have praetiealtv nnmdli'd the eaia'.nal axiom of )K>P iur : 'i' l imi> nt a d miti.ii p"s date oi our Hill of Kighus, that all poliU'v power is v< ted in. anu d rived from, the : '? .lily. Wbereio'O, ) ? ti; t:..- tyrm.Is d ptilol'' enemies we now diss ver r.-eiv t;, hoc lly mid p> .1 . i*r, IV ever. And wi ll a full and lively f.-.-y e ol' '.lie re isiV. ilit i whlcho racti'.ndevoiv ? upon us, and revor*tiii> involti"K the aid aud s '..iilat.ee ' J liuighty 1 ? I , wo p><'.?3to each other, for the tun .nto! a'.ii n of :h ?? ? >l"imi com i ict,onr lives, otir foi't'.ees and .i.r?!ici?d h'tetr. ill .!,' il.K NASH lAYLUit,) t.'.MH '. >IX)WE, I- -Vert Committee. VM. O" M.i' . J Hattsius, Jiyd. . . v. (?..'>? t. if,, 2661. I" , til.! wo ? ln.ieliy vol ul'iriy an i' ?io lili te.v rifllim o?f )o; alty to iho RovenjW' nt o. the l'? he ! ; ' It i, .Hid ? X|iref? our "I'.aU - aide alh cUlli ot to that co.istii tiop which 1m the a is . the ( tiicti ..cad.iUi 1 y or 1. t'"" 1; solved, ilia', wh::e, as a law al>l P.ng people, wear cept thecal- ItutUu voil laws of the t'ounn u.venali 1' J North'' i'!i .i, as 1 hey Here prWr U> ttwtro m .ah'e and revoiutl .nary inncn i.'io: of th-c spirators a^alti t the I t.ioa it; t. *'t ?(??, l<? ti( vorth k- uttei lvri ) . iiite, rojLCt a-iddicvow til: acts of any ( nrentioii or tu' i d?'i.? in C< ntr 1 vent n of our pi iniaiy a;. ; p. 1 rant ntbt . 11 -gtante ?. in ! lede, a! , ten i.ientt U dm . li. 1 of its authorHy,t!F ituposii ). uo oh'.ig uion wlilcb 1 ; al 1 t c .k are bound i' t-. ^-iiect It's lvcd, i .tweowen obeilienco t<> tlio ooniiiantls of th' Ac;:' Covert.' ? <.i Nor ii ('"""Ima, n? it i" >y other public o.tlee.' t ' 1 ,eol,h wever vnlidi} ? en- :ir too, trniisferrcd tb* doty iheyowed to UWUnioO to the sti'irlo s } .iv 1 ueut .e': si. el th Con! ir ! HUB'S of America. They htv.' va ated,bythn fai t of tie i"i Ire isoi thd po- ''ions to which ihoy we. tiolotin '?>" a ixulid tig I t Ik tr.n 1 d i "i !e. ,,n i the rightful power 10 fiHih ac iiiele . .ever!.- t<. th- loja! m e .'.1 ng t.'i Ir Co.'.'Sti ut?. lies' That 11 1 JUite authority 0* Mr.)' which ?o can con? ? nthpt h .gnl?4)l'r otiey, and de; 1 ? ill" ?? i: . ' I f law a i.J or . now ? .'?! tally - tqx 4 d a H. i- 1 - atict eliy of .I'pntioti *li.' U prov.. ?? wdnln o. I ir . , we doctr.re our ? i??. '.or thoet t.iUI tui "l.t in an early day of a I rovifi' tail State tfov?riiin"Bt for t!i koei . ?> of Notth < .' !a. . An t for U0I1M113 o Po?t Office. SiuiT.^iA, ? 'fit. i: , 1 itjl . <\ 11 *? ?>" ey was tO' ..v arteste i '.I ift U,M Coanty, 1 t'nit^d m ilea |i- >m? JIan-hi.1, ct, r ,. 1 w i'!i rot... < the l',?t O/lico at U ittiuiondaiiort, Stcub n C' uiuty, on the IJtli. IMPORTANT JROM MUS8URI. Battle At IfrlngfltUUDaihliiK Charge " by Gen. Fremont's Body Gu?wt? llont at tlie Rebels, ?kc., dM> St. Louis, Oct. 27,1861. Tho following despatch was received hefe this even ing:? HiMnQTumw, m t t* Fikld, > N*ar Homabbyiuj, Mo. , Oct. 2*, 1881. ) Captain McKncvca, Assistant Adjutant Centra).. ? Yeeterday afternoon HajT Soagoyno, at tfco head of my guard, made a most brilliant charge u|ion a body of tho enemy, drawn up in lino of battle, and their, catnp, at Springfield, 2 ,0000 r 2,200 strong. He completely routeil thom, cleared them from tho town, liolatod toe national flag-on tho Court Houso, and retlrod upon a reinforce ment, which ho has already joined. Ouriloss Is not great. This successful charge against such rsry 1 trgo odds <? * noble example to the army. Our advancp willocoupy Sprlnglluid to-night. J. C. FRKMONT, Major General Commanding. Iho following 1s a spoclal dots patch to tbo Ht. I.ouIk fU pullican:? The following despatch has been receive 9. announcing a most brilliant victory st Ppringfleld by Gt Bcral Fremont'* body guard, numbering 150 m"n: ? Fivi Milkboot or Bolivar, Oct*. 25?10 A. M.. Gkxkral: ? 1 report respectfully th it yesterday, at four P. M. , I met In SprlngQeld about 2,000 rebels formed In lino of battle. Tli.fjy ,'aro a very warm recoptlou, but your guard, with ono foo'.lng, mode a charge, and In Iocs than throe minutes tho enemy was completely routed by one lmui |rod and llfty moo. Wo cleared tho city of every rebel find retired, It being near night, and not feeling able to I jeep the place with so small a force. Major White's comtriand did not partici pator the charge. I have soon cl targes, but such bril liant bravery I have nevor seon an d did not expect. Their war cry ? Fremont and the Union- wbroko out like thunder CHAR 1*3 SEAGOYNE, Major Com founding Roily Guard. Oenoral Fremont's body guard numbors three hundrud. Tho accounts of Major Scoflol 1, wh> coinm indod the batteries in tho action, show t <hat this victory was ths most complete of tiny yet achli ived by our army during tho war. Jeff. Thompson escaped on Mot, after hnviDg his horse killed under bim. The rebel force was about six thou ssud, while ours was only four -thousand. Colonel John M. Richardson, who rodo over to tho vl* clnity of Sprtngfi Id last ev- ning, nays Major Scagoyno was guldod to the town from < .ho .lelferson to the Mt. Ver" non road by Judge Owens. T he rebel camp was just out side of tlio city. Major Seag oyne was compelled to pass through a lauc and let down ? number of t'eneo rails he' foro he could chargo on the foe, thus drawing their Hro> Thero wue a good deal of st reet fighting in Springfield' and from the housos two t ecess ion lets, who ran out of their dwellings fired at tho 1 tody Guard were killed. Major Suagoyno was advls od of tho forcc of the rebels, but ho was determined to b avc a fight. Colonel Pearce, said to b ?? from Arkansas, commanded one of tbo rebel regiments. It Is thought that tho cau se of thaMticreased rebel force ?t Springflkld was the large .amount of plunder gathered there for gome weeks past, which, it is stated, they intend to take south with them, bat which will, or course, fal1 into our hands. Tho logs ol either is not itated. Major Frank White, whi > recaptured Lexlnpton recont jy, at tho head of ono hundred and eighty men, and re leased our sick and wounded soldiers, after driving out some five hundred rebeiii, is a son of a prominent New York lawyer. Tho fifty prisoners taken In tho battle at Frede rickstown have been ) >nt to work in tho tronchoa at Cape Girardeau. NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. IiALTIMOitB, October 27, iftfll. No lettor from Fortress Monroe was received horn to day. The British brig Ari< 1l , with a cargo of rait, which w?" captured while endeavoring to run the blockade at Hat terus Iulet, had arrive- 1 at Old J oint. OUK N AWlL CORJUSBrONMBICK. Uni* <p Ptatx Kikavkk Ioiisuhu, 1 F( R1BKK-- MonroS, Oct, 24,1861. J Capture nf a Rrhel Sdtoxnt* 9 'ittirg Oitl at a / 'rimtrrr, ifv Our steamer lias b(jf|i hero tlireo wet kc, during which time wo liavc bad quite a bri.sh wiih the reb< In, the up shot being the barnpf of a schooner they w ro fitting out for a privateer. Tile I sb on their side , fn-m their own a' knowledgment, \ras eight killed and wounded. 0 .r ?niy niihhap was the severe wo ndii g A' ling Master Edward Hooker, by a rill.- bullet pa>i inn through the fbooider blade. II is doing well, and expects to bo<iuiU< r< covered in n mont I. from this. ATTEMPTED EBCAPE OF A BET1EL PRISO NER FROM FORT LAFAYETTE. On Sunday morui , between one au<i two o clock, one ' of tho sentinels >n tho dock which surrounds ftm. j |.afay( tta had Ills n ttentlon attracted to ono of tho jiort. bolus in the fort bjy a strange noise. He sohgwiuoutly shaped hi* movements in reference to that ^pot, und noon saw that one of th a soceselooist prisoners w>? endeavor - 'ng to uirtkc his eno, o. Mr. Lowber, the g< nil-man who was arrested some time since at Cre.? time, Ohio, b^arifg dcspatcfles for the confederacy, w:is the indivul ;ul who was thus i ngnged ii offering defiance to the >?iroii^ walla of the ftirt. It u pp< ars that Lowbor had procirel a ley which OtUM the padloek whcli fastened tl*- f,:* U)t of the i"itbolo, and Unit he bad ? ) m:v ?: iho griitjl!>. J!e bad also be>n provided with a i >w wa iiiii an da rope. also a life preserver lir h? ! 31160 iii t M and his gold watch packed in a ii'a. It ! I'd fa. > i-ed ii.< of hi* pockets. Having p icked hi '',ho pluord it in the t ? ii, he thou fastened tho , ope to t .<> t?tb , lot tho lul> out of t lie portholo, and, after ."??isueii tin vo;.e. hid pood by to Fort Lafayette and en - le ,i tl. ? ruS> Uijii -it. He then net sail I -r tho ground, a:i the Willi W'.il' i:ed i y the sentinel, who allowed Mr. 1. owher, liWtub ? iii'l its cargo to laud On th>< dock iu 'ufaty. vi >ao sooner had 1 e l.rndrd than lietna com maud-Hi to j e.-render or bo *h ?t. Of course Mr. I/iwbef did not like the sbi ' tmg pro;iositioii, s" he surrendered, mull esfebd to tli-j B'Miuel tlint he take the bladder a utaiiiing the gold watch and the $47 6" In money and allow liim t? go hick into !h - in through tho porihole. ami bwre lothlug sa <1 about it. But tho sentinel w?s r.oi to 1)* liM.i/. He alarmed the garrison, atid Uo-i !< .ant vii' <x'| tho oil ? v I ties post, had lh- ; risoiicrv.' roll cailet' totee if all hi.' p' ii n r.i were n the 1'irt*. Ho than hut .1 owb .'r FCciire t in doubli In .ns and plni . d in the guai Ciouy: A. i he a 'tit inel bad h 1 1 OOt'-HyWn to or der e;r oi** of three v. b wl.ieh had h en laying very c.'.-c ,ti to tic 1'iftd ring th? r.ighr liouteiaut Wood ordered ajhoot to ho maviud, find taking Homo KOldiem with him, do y ?rn. d,lie pp i-ceded to thu three vessels rolei rod to aud Ua ithem taken under the gunsof tlu< rcxein.e cutter ljil b. Capt. J, f. ri'wi or, of the steamh at Tlgoi-, which rasir; hel\?'jeti 111* fort, l.overr.ijr's Islan I and tho Navy Yard, in <!>? Vmitti at <t?? vurvi-e, !s 1 rother of Mr. Low ber, who li-'l n'-1 n,c ?> e. Ve>t'? rd y I/- . I4r . ail tbal he had not suewoded, but if he ; ad ) ?>? ihui tfcie (aftcnxHrn) he ? mid have been in fiixli 's land. He lid !h' oil eera in tliat they might March for a tetter rebel, bot t'wy '.vould Iwve to go i.rtlwr yn th tli.v Fort I.afayotte Red a irtier one. 7: ; ? -s (hat M. . Low h t lian rece.it , r> < e.\ .v! some vi- in .-I'm lad: ? with /Urrs of nn t; ,i;,u-t ????. in tbtur-* vlsli ,i will <ee btie n l>e n;t?miticd to cIoas scruthy. fieAVS (Vim (i? I Horn la. S in Kiascii. o, Oct. ?6, 1S01 . Arrive I to day *t( . ^ Sunorm from Pomuiw failed t> -day i-hip Wlngt"! Racer, Liverpool, with a nr .'liable ca go of wh.i*t awl silver ore. Iitjpiw iog down t.bi l.ar'ior ?ho r.i i ? -i the 'Aiiatcr*," aad kti'wked a , V|. in h?r bottom, I '.ikin -a.it rn ti< c< Saarr} 8h? has si v u t of water in her hold, and her < a' go is badly iVe inn ket L- i.- ? i by. Butter sells at 85e.; ?mdie? . and whiskey Heavy Kobbery at Coryiuunii Auia.N1 ,t> !. 27, 1861. The viareliotiP' of Pchoor.mftVor H .lol'm?>n , at t^oey mi >, w.tii i ??teiod enrly tina neiratog by burglars. Tlio .i, e v. ?!.' hloWTi 'i? u Kiid (l,3(Ki iu uioi.cy -ui icn , besides t) ? ' .e.i h ?> cbec!.p' di of which faavo teen endorsed by S.-h<?e akef .V ? Oaf. 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