Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 14, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 14, 1861 Page 1
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W YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 9196. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1861.-TRIPLE SHEET. TRICE TWO CENTS. IMPORTANT OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE. The Battle Ground of Gen. Nelson at Pikeville, or Fiketon?The Brilliant Victory Over the Rebels Situation of the Bridges Destroyed by the Unionists of Tennessee?The Cumberland Gap?Positions of the Contending Armies, Sic., &c., See. \s^ WoNr <ga-rg :A i a 1 ? ? kTANT MOVEMENTS IN THE WEST. I tary Operations in Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee. on, Cumberland Gap and the nnessee Railroad Considered. njnry Done to the Rebels by the si ruction of the Railroad Bridges, &c., &c., &e. } cent brilliant acliicvemant of General Nolson, til V, and tho rising of the Unionists in East Tennes tccB us to publish a revised and corrected map lublud region which forms the new department io. This department is thus designated by the idrdor No. 97, from tho hoadquarters of tho pp.rtment of the Ohio consists of the States of fhtgM, Indiana and that portion of Kentucky 0 Cumberland river, and the Stateof Tennessee, imanded bv brigadier Goneral D. C. iluell. Head ,at Louisville. appear! that tho whole region is to be under (:iaud of General Bueil, who was to have left on yesterday for his headquarters as above. J'Ut ETON. (ranee to the right hand side of tho nv;p, this ll place Is plainly indicator by au index finger or io locality of tho battle ground was In the im icinity of this the capital of Tike county, and fac.T of tho grovnd is of a very broken nature, 1 must have had a very arduous duty to per iving the rebels bofore them into the camp op elpon's brigade, previous to their being caught b laid for them. The fight is said to havo I-.*ted >a, and tho rebels lost four hundred killi ; and tousand taken prisoners, including the Generals ad Ilawes. ?lie PUBTBOYED It AH.HO AD BRIDGES. k! the i ight hand side of tho map, in a down :tion, to tho divislm line between Virginia an'4 ,our readorc will Cnd,at about the centro,arui! ecerally known by the name of the EastTetUMS '>rgia Railway, and the Kast Tennessee and Vir" ay. Theao united lines communicate easterly f connections .with Richmond, Lynchburg Mid military positions in the neighborhood of the pitalof tho rebels, and Westerly with Motn brleans an t the rabol military positions of tho Tiis line-it the main arUry by v>hih lh' !' all their supplies of provisions, ammunilio,'., ,om the S^nlh, and the cutting off of Lhit com tctf*. ft the most severely fell blow yet ad '.to %& rtbelt in their very midst. The two ??ori by the Angers show tho exact locality raMtists of Tennessee destroyed th? bridges, ' Knoxrille and at Charleston. Ilia inter :o betwoen thoso two places?a (Ilsianca j Sixty $nd seventy miles?is peopled by a Union loving body of men, who, doubtless, if sup Ported by tho government, will maintain tlio stand they have now taken against the rebels. This road If, with the exception of around about ono via Charleston and Wil mingtcn,the on!)'railroad communication between the Couth and Richmond, and if this communication cau only bJ kept broken, will do n gr<\it deal to aid the Uni n cause, by the stoppage of supplies, placing difficulties in tho way of trar.sjxirtir.g troops to and fro, and in many other ways too numerous to particularize. CUMBERLAND GAP. But another poiat before us, closely connected witli this railway, is 'Cumberland^Thip. This is situ ated nearly due north from Knoxville, and is tlio pre sent position of tho rebel General ZolllcofTor. How will the action of tho Eastern Tciinessoeans affect tho rebe'.s congregated at the Gap ? First, it wi!Iprevent any reinforcements being sent from Memphis to Cicir sup port, which, considering tho recent victory at Pikoton, they doubtless will greatly need, as a large portion of lhcir force was there captured. Secondly, it will cause a diversion in their rear, for if they should turn to put down the 1\ nno?socans, tho Unionists in Kentucky would march down upon them; and if the rebels should leavo the Tcnn "secans alone, the former would not kne w at what thno tin latter might rise up and n Ivance upon them, as by tho road there is lfuch Ies.< than ono hundred miles distuD' a belweoa Knoxville an.I tho Gap ; and such a distance in 'times lik' the present Is soon traversed by an army, if necessary for them to be pushod for/, jrd. Thirdly, thi'ir supplies arc in groat danger of baing en tirely cnt off, for although the communication with Rich m- nd m.iy bo ke,-t open, the army in Virginia will require all the provisoes they can get for thoirown use; and if the mon are sent aw.-.y from before Washing ton, along tho line to put down tlio Knoxvilleiaus, they will luvo to leave an important post to do co, and ono whero they m iy at any time be required to face the force of General MeClellan. Thu3 it appears plaiuQr that on ali sides tho rebels wiil And that the gallant Tcnneaseeani will be a thorn in their side of a vory painfkil nature, as by cutting off the r ill road communication iu this direc ts. n, and the Union army at Bea-.fort beint, able to do the sttiiioalong the ether line, It is not at all improbable that the rebel South and tho rebel borders will shortly bo completely ie dated, at. i all swift communica tion between them deatr< jed. the rr.onability of zollicoffer It is not probable that tho rebols will make another at. tu< t upon tlio Union In ops. Tin Wiidi-at aif.iir cost them too dearly. While retreating, their officers openly pro claimed that they would in t undertake to v hip tho Lin co:..ite? again in a chogeu position; that wc must'follow them if wo de. Ii od to light. This our forces did at Pike ton, and bitterly did the rebels sutler from oar advance. Before tho rebate left the ford they got tired waiting^r us. and swore that if wo did not como on before wiSfc* get in we would find notody to fight. It is n'.-o ntiWd that Jeif. Davis ordered them to fall back from the ford, and go into winter quarters. Tlii ir opera tions at tho Clap !n licnto that they will whiter there. Whether they will winter thcro i:ip-;acoor not time will show. Tho n "ws of the victory at Beaufort has doubtless given encouragement to tho Unionists in tho Sot,th to re llovo themselves of tho thraldom of their d; <:i< ml rulers, and as they find that wo can advanc? to th-ir re lief, so surely will they .step forward to meet t s half w y. It ia almort needless IB dfatlate Ob re:- i!t ?!' -ucli news as we l>a\eJust receive-.!. It v.-ill not on!j demt-ral. tl"' tho reb?l army, will imbue tho Union men of ! Kentucky with additional vigor, and will (111 the heartR j of tho loyalists of tho above depicted Stat"S with energy J and determlr.atl n. It Is a certain fact that Thcf'umli 'Hand Valley is not ihe mast agreeable placo In the world to winter, and the difficulty of moving sup ply trains over muddy and frosty mountain roads is for midable; but tho advantage of maintaining the ground wo have recovered, and of Inspiring the Union people of Kentucky and Tenno-tee with confidence, is a complcto vindication of such a policy. The troop* themselves pre fer it. Wt: are informed thero is forago enough in two or three counties to support (Jio stock necessary for an artn^ of ton thousand men, and tin produce of the country will materially desist in supplying tho men, and tho Union men wiil now gladly come forward it they can but soo the slightest chanceol success. But it will be as well togivo a more minute dfescrlption of the |K)sitiou of the rebel quarters in tCls neighborhood and point out WHERE AND WHAT CtTMBEHI.AND OAP IS. Cumberland (jap is situated about ton miles from Cum berland Ford, in Tennessee, and has been celebrated fur a century as a groat depression hi the moi.rtaln rfdge whii h traversed the continent from New Hampshire to North Alabama. Through this gap, very slmil* in appearance and characteristic to tho South Pass in tho Rocky Moun tains, formerly the emigrants from Virginia and North Orolina p??s?d on their way to tho virgin w ilds of the West. For half a century thousands upon thousands poured through this natural gateway Into the Mississippi Valley from the Atlantic rlcpc*. Boone, Kenton, and other pioneer itnfrert* first entered tho land of "caneand turkey" over the pro-Adriatic turnpike. "It really forms to this hour the best, and, iu fact, the only practicable road fur tho transportation of troops and h avy munitions of war from Ea't Tennessee Into Kentucky. OTHER ltOADS INTO TENNESSEE. But while it Is all Important that the Cumberland road , should be held l>y us, we all knuw that a column car. be pu.-hed over the mountains Into Teuces-ie by other routes. A few days ago two loyal Tenness* uns nri ivel at the Union camp fr^m tho middle of East Tennessee by a route totally unobstructed by tho reh'ls. They gave enthusiastic BOCtunts of the loyalty of thopeoptoof that section, and assured the troops that tho country will itiB'.'y subsist an army of ten thousand men. These gei.tlmncu are anxious to guide tho army even to North cm Alabama and Georgia, guui auteeing that the people Will aid us. Their representations are endorsed by letters from well known Union men of Tennessee, who earnestly Invoko the assistance of our arm'. They are now li-ilp k. s, because they have neither arms or ammunition, but tliey pro. laim that they will Cock to us if wo will c ,uip tifin. Heir appeals have been most touching, and their ' a -aments soundly sustained. True, it is necessary to ki-cp a sharp lookout for Buckner, but by this time he has quite buslncts '-nouth in lnnd to occupy his attention. 1 UK KKE.-'.L GENERAL WILLIAMS. In our ye t srday's issue wo gave a sketi h of thi?, tho captured rebel general, lie is tho John S. Williams, of Cerro fiordo notoriety, anil Is well known in Kentucky br tl;1 s briquet of "CVitoflorfld John." He will now, per haps, bo known by ano:her name, viz:? Ilketon Wii* lUms" or 1'I'ike ton John." TBI PEEKT. OKNKRAI. It AWES. Owing to the imilarlty of name wo woro lei to believe tt 4 ti.o oipturoJ rebel General ttiwes was the Captah: .iiaes Murray Iiawcs who' recently resigned from th< United States Army. Tlie captive, however, proves to be Richard IIawos,a resident of Versailles, Clark county, Ky.,a prominent politician, and who represented his distr.ct in Congress din ing the twenty fifth and twenty sixth sessions, from 18*17 to 1S41. NEWS FROM GEN. WOOL'S DIVISION. OUR FORTRESS MONROE CORRESPONDENCE. Koktrks Monrob, Va., Not. 11,1881. Arrival *f the United State! Quntoat L) '.wit from Hie l\Kn mar?Sb' Engaged a Re's I Battery at Boyd's Holt, Ofypo tile Maryland Point, and Hunt the Blockade Vrdcr Ctver of .Wight?77.e Forty-eighth J'ennsylcania Volunteer/ leaving Oamp Hamilton for Fort llatterai?Nnoi from Nut folk jit Ft ag of T ruts?One Iltutdrrd and Thirty V,ench Snilort Belonging to to the Corvette Pror.y Untight Down?Their Statement <f Affairs?Deitrw:ti'jn by Fire of lite Norfolk CutlumHoute??Skirm'uh Belttxm the Twentieth Regiment, Colonel Maa HVW, and lhe

Ri*h?Two of the KcUU Killed and Sev-ral Wounded' dr.. (fx. Towards noon the wildest excitement cxinted at this place from tlie fact of a Inrju Bti urncr being sighted working her way up outside of the lightship, which,at a distance looked for all the world like the Ben lie Ford, one of the ves_ eels of the expedition. Every available spot was taken pos session of to get a glimpse at the coming messenger. Cene. ral Wuol's MnIT lined the ram porta of the fort, gl.issaa in hand, to catch a sight of the expected messenger, 'lhe fact of the flag ship Minnesota being bedecked with nu merous signal flags, aided greater mystery to the event, and for atout on hour or so the excitement was at its highest pitch. Ob coming up with her wo found her to be the steamship Connecticut, Captain Wcodhull, from New York, and bound to the t-'outh Atlantic squadron with de-patches, mails, kc. Captain Woodhull, coming to an anchor, immediately put off to the flag ship, and he will leave here aga'.a aft"r dark. In tlio wake of tho Connecticut followed a gunboat which. at the flrat glimpso we took for tho UnadUlo. Hew over, it appeared mysterious that C>mmcdore Dupout should send a small gunboat, ami on coming up with the vc?scl it proved to be the United 3t.'iteg gjnboat I).i\\ u, fr> m Wosliiugt"u, in command of Lieutenant A. G. Clarcy. This olfcor reports that he loft Washington on tli- 29th lilt.,and laid o(T Indian Head until liu-t Saturday. He ha 1 thou passed several batteries on tho Potomac without being flred ti|>on. Ho had a sloop, named the Granite, in tow, and was afraid of meeting with obstacles at Shipping Point. On Sunday evening at five o'clock, in passing lloyd's Hole, opposite Maryland Point, a new battery, lately thrown up, opened Are on the I'awti f"-om two smooth boie and one rili-'d cannon, firing altogether twenty-three shots a', tho Pawn. Commander Clarcy ita" mediately hid his vessel cleared for action, an 1 his crow' wkli a shout of exultation, manned tho guns and com menced to return tk ? (Ire. Tko shots fired from the g'in beat,although good line shots,did n )t strike pear ono j.-h< owing to the light calibre of the guns. The four she'J3 1 throwt. by the Ihtwn are snpposed to have done same exe- ' CMtlotijbut to what extent the officers are unable tostatr ! The (ire of the rebels was murderous, but happily ihj I shots passed over the Iiawn. After coming to anchor un- | dcr llo' guns < f Fortr ?s Monroe it wa ? found tlirt a -p'nt ball h'id Stru >k tho gunl o.rt amidship on tho stai b?nrt i si le. In the darki.e s of the r> :<?bt tho Pawn was ena ! bl"d to run the block h! <T th ? but e ies on tho p tomac ! without any further t'i mage than stated al" ve. Th. rebel steamer rage la retiortod 111 hemmed In by our fl'> till*, nn*bl? to ft'it (, as also is the ice Hie following is a list of tlio officers of tho Dawn:? I.irmtcnantCommanding?a. (l.'ciarey. Ex cutlve Offlcei?K. K. 1'inke. Acting Assistant Surco<4i?J. W. Sh"rfy. Paymaster I'arU r. ( hlof l-'iifinecr?W. I'. 1tc.?. Seconl Engineer Tomlinsnn. Hii d Kngineer Green. First Master': M iu-?Win. C. Underbill. Poco.ui Master's Mat<?I. Barrett. Third Master's Mate?M. Cooloy. The steamer P. II. Spanlding, for lTattores Inlet, will leave hero about leu o'clock tonight, carrying with l;er tin Forty eighth Pennsylvania regiment, Gdonel Nagie, which La', ex tlin placo of tho Twc nti th Indiana rogiinont, returned here yesterday, and now e icampcd ntC'amp 11 imilton. I also learn that tap/tain Charles .S. ftewari. of tho Topographical 1'tiginecrs, also pa c .'cds t-> ilatterus for the pupos ? of selecting the po sition for tlio new defences, roads, camps, Ac., ab'iut to be constructed there, and to comiiinuce thuir eioction. A wild rumor was afloat here last evening, emanating frcms mo flsl'ormen who had cmo to New.xjit Mews, from Norfolk, that a mutiny had occurred among the rebel tro . - . a portion ?' whom bid rained tbe sum and Stripes and appl'rd the torch to numerous buildings. Hie rumor gain: d considerable credence, inasmuch as a strong light was observed iu the neighborhood of tliat [.lace. This mom lug th.i steam tug Narrnganselt went to Cranny Island with a flag of truce, to carry some passengers who wcro bound South, and lias Just returned. Tho (lag of tni' e went in charge of Captain ftUtomtall, of tho Minne sota, and has Just returned .(4 I'. M.l As return [aven gers she brought i lie hundred and thirty men ottic rs and sailois of the Kr noli corvette I'roney, Captain I/tl-onu^e, which v.ti" v. rocked^on the North Carolina cna.'t on Tuesday., tbe Sth List.. near Ocrncoke Inlet In a gale. Al though tile i'Hirer?: maintain a sulky silence, I was enabled to li urn tho f<-'.lowing particulars:?The I'roney.rruslng at Cape llutteias, wa? often hailed by our blockading fleet, but would n'.t communicate with Mir ?vessels. On Tuts - day, during the prevalence of the gale, it was found that the corvettc latwed hard and wo il;1 go to pieces. ( u; tain Warren, of the stars and Stripes, the flag ship of our squadron at Htilleras, sent tho gunboat Underwriter, I.ioi't. I/)wiI- cominandiug, to us-ist tho I'roney. Rut IJcut. I/iwri" could not g t within three inlles of her, and finding his vessel straining considerably, concluded to return Into harbor. It was afterwards found that the crow of tire corvette was saved by tho rebels ; but prior to leaving In i the officers of the I'roney set Are to their veescl und burned her to the wat r s edgn. Tho explosion o! th; magazine i8 said to have been heard a great dis Captain La Fotstage and crew wero taken to Norfolk and well treated, us far as the officers wore concerned, but tli> sailors wero placed on board i f a dirty steamboat and tnar'e to do all kinds of work, pro' ably to pay for their food. Tli> afternoon they wcro transferred to the Narraiigar.-ett n i l sent here, whence the* v:i!l t?o trans ported to New York by this evening s boat via Balti more. The fii o sp !:en of at Norfolk, as scon from Newport News, was I! e b - n. i-ig of the Custom House, which had latterly been vn<d its a guard house It was un incendiary lire, b it toy Informant could not find oiit whether it emanated from mutiny among tho troops or by disaflected rebul citizens. Among the pa?s"ngers on the (lag of truce were also two sailors, who woie wrecked at Curry tuck, North faro Una, on the schooner Qspaphtno, bo mi to Rio Janeiro, ab ut three woeks ago. These two men were at Norfolk two weeks. Tho Twentieth regiment New York Volunt< era, Oolonel M ix Welj .r. w. ut tin* m< .ning to make a reconsolssanee in force. II' t "k with him his entire c inm.ind?rlx outnpanlsa fnnr b ? : at Newport News. On reaching Now Market bi i his fc uts returned un I rep- rte.l two bnwitsers in position by tits rebels. Colonel wsbor Int nr-l.atelv a lvan- d, and'was reeeivai with a volley from t . ? h-witzcrs. llis in n roturi* I'tue lire, k.lling two jvf t!ie enemy and w un ling sow ?! othe Two com; .urics were ordere.' ant? tbe bridge, but th- relicls struck a t-".' l-' o for r.t -."a, taking with th 11 tin ir gnns and r.i.ii c an a< <?1 :: I Weblr having b on sent out th ?: ely ?.? i, ike a re n:i:oi?.--.ii CO, having accomplished hni's, n, and b ir,: wil informed n ? t" tlia position of the enemy,ram i.e ; % camp a* I close '1. r. LATE SOUTHERN NEWS. ' TliK POTOMAC BAITKKIKt. [From Hit New Orleans I e ?, (u t. 30.1 P.iniM nii, Oct. 20, ISfll. General 8lclr!(s is on tin VI irylmid shoe, oppi site KvRtiK|>ort, with six mod thoesaid m<n and sivy * annon. Tin* government his inf r mat ion from Wnsbingtou that a large force will be placed opposite I'clnt. A part of llio tjri->t licet lias gone to New Ori< :i?ik and the other part to convey troops to Nomtn-r Bay. Westmnre land county, Viig nm. The Kvsnspot t batteries will then b<- engaged by ih.< enemy's (l et in froui, assisted by Pickles' force, which will allow McClollan to attack Gone ral Johnetonln the rear. Th ? H" sa 8 n roga'rf to the capture by the Union He t< f vosse's ? n the Gu'f coast? Ihe Jos pii 1' .<ha i a cirgo or arms ami munitions of war.V.l! ,ed ?t $4'),000, that would h ve been worth four < r live titin ? thai umount h id tho run safoly into Buratarla. <r IIEHEL ACCOUNT OP TIIE WILD CAT KKIHT. Tlic editor of Ilif '?vashvilli' 1'alrini giv>" s >me account of iIn- repulse of Z?ll c Ifer. He ? ? v? of the ma eh Upon Will fat:?"The npirnttd brass liaud <f the Klft e.'ilh Mlssi-slpp: r >;lm lit up,?nd tbo soldier? with high hoji- and buoyant ?: i its k" t merry time in its 'delight ful measures.' T! at morninp w.' received s'veral new recruits?the KcntucklaLS to the number of three flock ing t> our standard." It would so -m from this that rebel recruits do not turn up rai'ldly in Ihe mountains of Kentucky. ra^nin Henry Kwinjr, of Nashville, says of the fight at Wl.d Cat:?"We lest in killed elevep: /OinJad, forty two. Wo took twonty prisoner?, and killed a g.iod many of tho onerny, though we i'n not know th'' nr.nib-.r." The l'alri -t says furt Iht of the retreat of '/o'licoffer to Cum1 erland Gap:?We have seen ami conversed with the fh r.fl of Kuo.< county, Mr. Crlppen, who nrrlyed here yesterday from I'noxville. Hestates that C. lonel Church well,l.iat Sunday night, at Iwulvo o'nh ck, d spatchnd from Cumberland Gup to I.lcr.tern-t I.uttrel!, fit Knox ville, to send ail the ordnance and ammunition, and forces there to the Gnp, in the quickest posslWe time?iiutho* rising him lo press Into service anything necessary to facilitate the transportation. General ZollieoiTer was ex pectcd at Cumberland Cap Monday or Tueslay. This despatch was received at Knoxville at eleven o'c'ocle Monday, an I was real by Vr. Crip; ?. 'i. Th in movement Indicates that (ieneral /o'licoffer did not o nslder hia force sufficiently IHrge to hold caiyf Hnckn r, at Cumber land i-'ord, and "falls back upon the Gap as a stronger position. I.ATK FItOM THE CO APT. [fr-'m the Charleston Mercury. 0 t. -Jfl.j The sV .im T General Clinch, Captain rexter, arrived hero yesterday from a Southern port. Oiptaln T>. waa informed bv a gentleman it Field's point,Corabaliee, that an Iron can'mii, which had been riile I, and wbilo being tested at Otter inland, on Saturday last, exploded and killed si* men, supposed lo be soldiers. REOIMENNTAL BUGLE DRILL. TO TUB HD1T011 OK THB HKKAI-t). Nkw YoRX, Nov. 11,1881. In this morning's issue of your paper the following statement apiieai* in a let tor dated 1 Tires? Monroe, No vember 8b Webci- is tho ouly ofl'ieer In G> n. Wool's department who I a.* ad- ptotf the bn^lo :>>r field ooffe mantis.'' 'I'lli. , I'll", is a li.i. ' .'s far bnclt as !AA August I saw. at Newport News, Co'.. Hawkins, Ninth New V- rk Volunteers, drill his regiment m the sound of the b'.glo. COltKBTIOM APPOINTMENT OP A COLONEL, ETC. Ih.K'.i en i Nov. 11, IHfll. Lleutei nnt C'onel Wis tar h is been 1?:po.ntod Cul nel ofthorieventy t rennsylv >iia le^itmut, which w^s lately cnnintamled by Col mel H iker. No arms have been purcli i- I hy Governor Curtin for the Pennsylvaniii tr"Oj,?. nor e^ he iti'*i,d to b- y. All which have b en -trib.ited have been bought by tho national govcrn:i:eilt. A Dfis'lAL FROM SENA-TOR wrr.SON. H -s .is. N '..II. 1S61. S uitor ITenry Wil" n has written a '? ? 11' '-uplicity !o nyirg tJiat he .- ?ither directly or Indlro t.j ??rc'ined in any government con'.:act for un nn-.i'i* atmy shoes, as bas o eiiBtuh'i.

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