Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 20, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 20, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD WHOLE NO. 9202. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS. OUR FORCES AT PORT ROYAL Arrival of the Atlantic and Rhode Island. FOUR DATS LATER NEWS. The Offloial Order and Plan of Battle. Visit of the Commanders-in Chief to Beaufort. Arrival of Prisoners and the Return of Officers. NON-OCCUPATION OF BEAUFORT. The bast Attempt to Surprise Wilson's Zouaves, a?., at., kt. The United States steam transport Atlantic, Captain Oliver Eldridgo, arrived at this port at about eleven O'clock yesterday morning, from Port Royal, S. C., which place sho left on the 10th, at three P. M. The Atlantic loft her anchorage at Port Koyal at three 1 O'clock in the afternoon, November 16, crossed the bar at half-past four in the afternoon, with passengers and m:tils *o Colonel D. D. Tompkins, Quartermaster United States 1 Army, at New York, . The ship was piloted oyer the bar by Lieutenant Robert Piatt,United States Navy, and found not less than twonty. flvo feet of water in the channel, thus demonstrating the fact that tho largest vessels may enter that grand harbor with perfect safety. Thero are twenty-two feet at low i water. She brings no news of Interest, nothing of importance having transpired slnco our last advices. Sho has on board a number of passengers and invalids from tho army and navy. Also six prisoners. Everything remained quiet. The troops hod been al1 i Stationed, and wore well. Several visits had been made to Beaufort by a regiment or so; but they retired again, leaving the place deserted. There had been no communication from tho opposite Bide of tho island confirming the rumor that the Union pickets bad been attacked. The stores and ordnance bad nearly all boen landed, and several transports will soon be ready to leave. The don patch relative to a fleet boing seen off Fernandina, Florida, bound south, vas undoubtedly an error, as tho i federal fleet still remained In Port Royal harbor on the 16th. 4 Hie Atlantic brings a number of secession trophies and I ohe bale of cotton. I She reports the fitting out of another expedition, and that all the smallor gunboats and steamers have been de~ I talned at Port Royal for that purpose. Port Royal was being strongly fortified,and the works carried out with {nuch vigor. Tho health of the troops was excellent, and their sanitary condition everything that could be desired. Smallpox, which not long since threatened Its direful ' ?flfocts among the army In the fort, had altogether disap pcarod, and no symptoms of any other similar malady were apparent. A 8ECK8SION LETTER. By tho arrival of the Atlantic we are put in possession of the following letter found at Fort Beauregard, after its Investiture by the Union troop# It la writton In pencil > and bears the rebel flag. The envelope la dated October 10. We publish It verbatim:? I Camp Harbison, 1 Scan*,Geo., Oct. 14,1801. J Captain Auxiron:? Diar Friknd?1 have a fine regiment to drill, and we get along splendidly. We hare sixteen hundred members. Tell friend Cameron that there la not a bit of change licre. I Be ao good ns to send my "Army Regulations" by mail or I express, the first train. My regards to all friends, Hoop I er, Berry, Terliune and Turner, and all tb<? rest. Also I Captain Owens and Co. Toll Mr. Cameron that ho must make Underwood arrange Griffin Matlicws' bill, &c. Don't forget my book, and If anything else comes for me send It hero. Also my letters. Yours, truly, HARRY CLEVELAND, Georgia Army. There were no forebodings as to the strength and im pregnability of Fort Royal In case of It being attackod by the enemy. Wo are indebted to Purser J. B. Fordham for the fol lowing list:? Passkngkk List of the Atlantic.?Captain La Dur, Quar termaster United States Army : Colonel Henry Moore, Forty-sev nth regiment New York Volunteers ; W. T. Crane, 0. G. Sawyer, Lieutenant Harbaugh. United States Army ; Mr. Allen, Forty-eighth New York Volunteers ; Captain ltoyd, United States marine corps Captain Hull, United States Army; Major I'angborn, United Mates Pay master; Jr. Blood good, United States Navy; Caplalu liii then, Mr. Newo m, First Offleer of the st -smer Peerless: Captain Litchfield and A. R. CalIon, Chief Engineer of the sfeimer Governor; Messrs. Johnson, Rogers and Purysa; Lieutenant F. A. Sawyer, Fqfty seveutli New York Volunteers. John A. May,Chief Kngmoer, and Samuel C. Wise, First Assistant Engineer steamer I'oer less; J. C. Entwlstle, Engineer United States steamer Vixen; Captain McNutt, Ordnance Corps, United Stales Army; five wounded me.n from Unit *1 S ates squadron, eight teamsters, seven snl'ors, crew of the prize brig Providentla; twelvo men frotn the steamer Peorless, three shepherds from United States Quartermaster's de partment?Total, 67. The Atlantic loft in Port Royal harbor, South Carolina, the following vessels:? United States frigate Wabash, gunboats Pawnoe, Mohi can, Seminole, Flag. Unadllla, Seneca, Pembina, Ottawa, * Curlew, R. II. Forbes, Isaic Smith, Morci.ry; O. M. Pettit, ferry boat; sloop-of-war Pocahontas, g n boats l'e:i gum and Augusta; transport steamers Rnl'ic, Vander biit. Ocean Queon, Arlol, Philadelphia, Empire City, Ca hawha, Koanoke, Marion, Oi ientai, Matanzas, Star of the Foiith, 1'aikersburg, 1-ocist Point, Winfleld Scott (con demned), Potomac, Mc^lel'an, Pariel Webster, Illinois, Ben IV Ford; ships, Great Republic, Ocean Kxprcss, Golden I ngle, Zeniis Collin; or.o h irk. two brigs, ami a large number of coal schooners and Bix traders. The lollowlng vessels had sailed:?Susquehanna (frigate), Bienvillo, Coatzacoalcos, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vandalia (sloop-of-war), Savunnah and Sabino (frigates), off Tykee and Port Royal. The Atlantic will not be long detained in port, as it is understood that the principal object of her mission to New York is to take out provt* one and stores for the accommodation of the ex ped ition, and that orders have been issued to this effect. The Atlantic encountered scvero weather when home ward bound, yet made a good passage notwithstanding. Her crew will at once have this fine steamer trimmod out far her next trip. We have received a lotter addressed on the or.volopo ?'To tbe Proprietor of the Nbw York liKRAi.n.New York,'' stamped, in an oval form, "S. Ship?3 cents," and dated "Hilton Head, S. C.?Jos. H. Sears. P. M." The enclosure of this envelope reads as follows:? IIii.ton Hsap, S. C., Nov. 12,1881. Sir?lam just appointed l'ostmastor at this military post,and entor upon my datles to morrow. In counoc Uon therewith I may be able to sell many papers, and If you choose to send a lot by each steamer, I'll do all I can with tbom. Formerly the Hkhaid had a largo circula tion in tliis State. Perhaps you'd like to introduce it again, oven lhough under new and difficult circumstances. Accept a boll of coUiin (line Sea island) from a Held no* finely pkiughed with bombshells. Yours, truly, JOS. H. SKARS, Postmaster. AEiUVAL OP THE STEAMSHIP RHODE ISLAND. The Uaited States steamer Rhode Island, S. D. Trcn. chard conunander, from Hldp Island November 6, South west Pass 7t?,Key W<st 10th,Savannah and Charleston 14th, Port Roy^l NHJi, Wilmington, N. C., 17th,and For tress Monroe l$?b, arrived at this port yesterday. On 12th of No* embtr she spoke the steamer F topping Fto ics, from Phil:.delpfcja, bound (to Key West, latitude 2ileg. 18 mln. north, kwgitude K deg. 48 min. westi and the British gunboat 8t*ady, latitude 25 deg. 18 mlu., toi gliude 79 deg. On tlio Oth of November, off Key West, sbo also spoke the underwriter's schooner Henry W. Johnson, bound to the Hole In the Wall in search of a pjlvatoer. Thero has not anything of interest transpired at tho f u ious points. No now privateers taken or prizos. THE NAVAL VICTORY AT PORT ROYAL. Commodore Duponfs Order of Battle and Plan of Attack on Thursday November 7, 1S61. REBEL SQUADRON WHILE. U, S. FLEET IVAS TURNING COMMODORE. TATNALCS REBEL SO UAD RON U. S. FLEET BETWEEN THE.BATTERIES <?U " ^ i* == \"#t 19 a V %/* ? * 15^, V / '/yV? \ ?*?u7 ^ \ ? V I fl m CONVOY OF TRANSPORTS i t * k AT ANCHOR i . \ 4 ? * * ' i * * * ' * 1?Wabash (flagship ) 2?Hi.Bquehanna. 3?Moh.can. 4?Seminole. 6?I'awnee. ft?roadill*. 7?Ottawa. 8?lvnibiua. 9?Vandalia (towed by the baac Smith.J 10?Bienville, 1 11?Seneca, } 12??Curlew, flanking squadron. 13?Penguin, 1 14?MfilM, ) ' i? R I (-'"miiK in from outsldo the bar - JfefeSJETtEfe,/?~ Hie following is a LIST OF FRI80NKR8 AND FA8SBNGEK8 ON BOARD TTIF. UNITED 8TATE8 STEAMER RHODE ISLAND, NOVEMBER 19, 1861. PRISONIRA. Lieutenant F. M. Farley, First Florida regiment. Lieutenant Jas. Cooper, First Regiment Louisiana In fai try. Win. A. Hicks,Confederate Navy, schooner F.zilda. Jas. A. Wright, Sailing Master, schooner Edward Bar na:d. Jas. R. Watson,owner rchooner Edwnrd Barnard. Captain Edwards, prize sloop Geo. B. Sloat. Lieutenant Tatnall. Mat ine Corps. First Louisiana, Pint Florida and First Alabama iltgi merits. Wm. H. Mooro. R. Hayal. W. J. .larvis. 0. F. Holllngman. P. G. Fiu'oy. Henry Jones. M. J. Musloy. J. R. Cox. John Goldloy. I'anlel Jones. J. M. Fry. Thes Hondo. lurk in Nichols. John Mahoncy. B. F. Parker. B. R. Holt. H. Dopeinger. L. O. Moore. J. H. PaUerpon. J. M. L. Jones. Frank I'arank. Jolm Burgess. Prisoner $ From Prises. Chas. A. Scott. Frodorlck Alonzo. Sylvanus Taylor. Geo, I avid son. Wm. Robert*. Antonio Gonstandea. Emandcs Pablo. John I'eake. Henry Marshall. C. C. Ritchard. James Smith. Wm. Sowter. IMSKBNOFK8. Captain Pope, of the Richmond. Commander Hmdy,of the Vincennes. (?cneral French, late Commandant of Fort Taylor. Lieutenant J. Russell, of the Colorado. Lieutenant II. N. T. Arnold,of the Mohawk. Lieutenant ('. Hatfield, of the Mohawk. Lieutenant Bryan, of the Marlon. Lieutenant Seidell, of the Colorado. Lieutenai t Harrison, of the Jamestown. lieutenant Feblger,of the Savannah. Lieutenant Jonathan Young. Surgeon Englcs, of the Vinccnnrs. Mr. Eaton. Doctor Bloodgood, of tho steamer Mohawk, gent on board steamer Atlantic, to take charge of invalids to New York. J. G. Gould, Paymaster of the South Carolina. Rodney Baxter, Acting Master of tlio South Carolina. Swan, Acting Master of the Mississippi. B. F. Clifford. Acting Mastor of tho Mississippi. Yeisi'iithal, Clerk of the Vincennce. J. Pope, Cork of the Richmond. Mr. I^e, Clerk of the Marion. Kennler,Carpenter of the Preble. Whittemore, Sailmaker of tho Preble. I.ioutcnaiit Colonel Creighton, Wilson's Zouaves. Lieutenant Everett, Wilson's Zouaves. Lieutenant Hnggcrty, Wilson's Zouaves. Lieutenant C. Brfteese, Engineer Corps, U. 8. A. Lieutenant Co*, Wlson's Zouaves. Sergeant Major Thomas WhiUey, Fifth United States Artillery. Mr. Mirker, Clerk Fort Taylor. HAXDSM1N, WIWOR'S E0UAVM. Ed. Manahan, I.eader. Miehai'l Manahan. John Scott. Paul Mitchell. John MoAdams. Ed. Manahan, Jr. crkw or aniion oov?ko?. wreckto. Alfred C. McCurdy. Wm. Hardy. Alfred Forrest. .lobu I- armor. R J. B it ke. l'hlllp Granger. l'rank Clark. Charles H. Collins. Jacob Thompson. John Roper. J. F. Powers. Patrick tfNJraw. Philip H. Sloeman. Philip H. Hodman. Tho report or tha contemplated attack on Wil son's Zouavef was, in a measure, corrcct. A forco of rub Is had landed, and wore discovered by Wilson's pickets, when tint Colorado shelled thenj off the island; they had landed on tho island during the nlKht to iho number of ono .uousand Qvo hundred, and when disturbed by the shells of tho Colorado took to their boats and went back to Pensacola. The health of Wilson's Zouaves is excellent, but two men having been lost, from natural causes, since their landing. A man named Watson, taken from tho schooner San Bernard, while running the blockade at Mobile, with a cargo of naval stores, and under British colors, is a prisoner on board the Rhode Island, and claims the pro" tcction of tho British Consul at this port. OUR SPECIAL TORT ROYAL CORRESPON DENCE. Kurt Waikrr, Him on Head,! Port Royal, 8. C., Nov. 12,18G1. J Sailing of the OoaUacoalcoz?She Takes no I'assenycrs?Her Condition, <tc?Visit of Commodore Pupont, Gliteral Sherman and Others to Brauforl, in the Gunlxiat Servca? The Passage to the Village?The Scenery on the River? Ajipearance <tf Beaufort?Its Drtnlate Ajrfvarancc? Plundering and Destruction of Property by Negroc*?R Barnw> ll Rhetl's Place?Vuit to the Ruins of an Old Pren<h Fort?John^Mner Smith's Plantation, <fc.,dc. By tho steamer Coatzacoalcos, which sailed to-day, I sent details of everything of interest occurring up to her departure. She took no passengers, as her condition was such as to imperil her safaty in case of any rough wea thor. Sho was very badly Btrained by her encounter with tho heavy gale on her voyage down, and since that time has boon making water to Btich an extent as to re quire all the pumps to keep her free. Under thepocircum stances tho captain very properly and wisely declined to tako any passengers. If sho has good weather she will doubtless roach New York in safety; but tho chances are againt her in cape of hoavy weather. Every thing appears propitious for a long period of pleasant wcathor, and wo trust that sho will reach port in pcrfect safety. The visit of tho Commanders-in-Chief to Beaufort, pro jected for yesterday,but which was prevented by a heavy fog which settled on tho face of the waters and made it difficult to discern objects half a ship's length distant, was Dually effected to-day. The gunboat Seneca, Com mander Ammen, conveyed the party, which consisted of Flag Officer Dupont, General Sherman, Captain Pavis> Captain of tho Fleet; Captain Rogers, of tho Wabash 1 Commander John Roagers, of the Flag; C. H. Boutelle, Esq , of tho Coast Survey, and several other officers oft the army and navy, with Captain FJdridge, of tho Atlan tio; Captain Comstock, of the Baltic; the IlRRjan's special and others. The Sea oca left her anchorage, about eleven o'clock, and "steamed rapidly towards tho mouth of Beaufort river. The day was all that could bo desired. Tho sun's rays were not too warm for comfort, the sky was cloudless, and tho muddy waters of the river were rippled by a gentle westerly breeze that came from the land. On entering tho tortuous river channol, which, though narrow, is deep, the crew were sent to quarters> and tho heavy eleven-inch gun, loaded with a stand of gra|o, was pointed on the right bank of the river to sweep it of riflemen, in case tho enemy disputed our pas sage. Tho rilled Parrot forward looked over tho left bank ahoail, while tho howitzers, loaded with sholl, aft wero ready for instant service. Nothing occurred to call theso"dogs of war" into service. Our sail up was de lightful. The low bluflte on eitlnr sido,crowned ha.eand there by dense woods of live oak, sycamore and cott^u wood, or gently sloping up to cotton Held#, whito with tho

bursting buds, seemed deserted. Occasionally there wag disclosed tho planter's house, with its long, low \o randah, and cloeo liy long lines if negro cabins, their cheerful white contrast Ing ploi santly with the deop green of the foliage about them. Flocks of ducks would often break the stillness of the scene by sharp splashing on the smooth face of tho river > as, startled by tho Approach of tho boat, they hns'ily skimmed tho river, and found a secluded retreat under the river bank. A dozen or more negroos, somo of whom we saw paddling their canoes, loaded with plunder s'olcn at Boaufort, while others were seen gazin? upon us with Idle curiosity, were all tho human belngB wo saw on our voyago. All the whites had fled a day or two since Wo passed on our way up tho rains of an old fort, said to have been constructed by the French refugees nearly two hundred years ago, to resist an invasion of tho Spanish from St. Augustine, Florida, during tho reign of Philip the Second. Arriving noar Beaufort, wo saw tho Pembina anil Una dilia, gunboats, lying off the town, and In pistol shot of the mam street. Soon thereafter, turning a sharp angle which the rivor makes near tho village, we ran at right angles to our forinor course, passed tho gunboats -and catno to anchor off the village. After the guests had jiar. ticipated in an excellent lunch which Capt. Aminen fur nishod, tho cuttor was lowered and tho Commodore, General Sherman, Captain Rogers and others went ashore in her, procoded by tho two launches from the Wabash, armed with Dahlgren howitzers, and commanded by Lieutenants Upshur and Barries. Your correspondent accompanied Lieutenant Commanding Bankhcad,of the Pembina, In his gig. and was landed well up tho town. We first visited tho headquarters of General Drayton, which had been plundered by tho negroes and much pro perty destroyed, until Commander Itankhead,by strln. gent measures, had driven them off. Ho raised tho Stars and Stripes over tho headquarters on Sunday last, and placed in a conspicuous place the following:? i?on<*. Every effort has been mado by ns to prevont plunder ing by negroes from their master's houses. Had their owners remained and taken care of their property and negroes, it would not have occurred. I only trust wo will not be accused of this vandalism. AN AMERICAN NAVAI, OFFICER. It is to bo hoped that this will reach tho oyo of those interested, as it very properly and justly afllxes tho stigma on tho negroes, and clcarly removes it from those who used every effort to put a stop to il. Tho fur niture In Ocn. Drayton's headquarters was very much In jured and mutilated by the slaves. Elegant pictures, en gravings aud articles of virtu wero scattered and broken upon tho floor. Quit* a number of military and other works wero found lying around,and wero loft undisturb ed. The [ arty visited tho prlvato residences of Hon. R Barnwell Rhett, Hon. Edward Rhett, Mr. Hayward, and other aristocratic families, and found ruin on every hand. Most of the party obtained beautiful bouquots from the garden of R. Barnwell Rhett; and these, save a few Charleston papers of a late date, were all that was liken from Beaufort by our forces. Beautort is a beautiful little village of two thousand in habitants, laid out with some regularity, wilh broad streets, finely shaled by trees of patriarchal growth, whoso branches frequently interlace abovo, forming a shady bower und protecting from the almost tropical sun p'.easant walks and avenues. Tho houses aro mostly of two stories, with a wido verandah .in front, well shaded, and surrounded by gurdeiiB filled with rare ilowers and plants, which exhale m<?t do jlghtful odors. Hero wo found In November roses in full bloom, and golden ornngesand lemot s gleam, int.' amoi g the green U aves. Indet d, nearly all th ? fruits cf the tropics can bo gr wn in tl e open air in this lovely c itnato. But in spito of all the beauties or nature, tho prufiibion of fruits, the wealth of Uowors, aud the olo gant res id no s of cultivated people, th< re was some, tbing inexpressibly melancholy about the village. (Hi every band wo saw signs of the hasty flight of the in I abitants, ami much moro plain wore the indications of the wanton destruction and ruthless plundering of houses by the slaves. It was too evident that their barbarous instincts had, for tho time being, full sway. The village bad felt their savage hands close at its very thro it. With none to hinder or stop them, they held a perfect saturnalia for a day, and made the quiet streets of the villiige ring with their savage cries and wild orgies. Tho two remaining whites, trembling for their lives, kept close within their houses, nnd escaped being victims of tho negro's revenge. Five or six negroes had been shot by tho whites becauso they refnso<l to seek tho woods with them. This maddened and lafu riated tho negroes to a pitch of frenzy that made them greedy for any act ol retaliation, and murder would have been committed by them had not tho whites kept out of tho way. Captain Uankhcad, of the Pembina, and tho commander of tho Unadllla, checked In a measure their excesses. I3ut the woik had been nearly completed be fore thfflr arrival. Whilo wo passed through the streets wo saw groups of slaves?men, women and children?some from a distance, who had been engaged in plunder, as many of them had tho plunder with them. They worn ordered to disgorge? and obliged to placo it v. hero they stole it from. Ono tbing struck me as I walked throrgh the dosolate streets, and that was the apparent luck of bush.ess or travel over them. Tho principal streets were nearly grown over with grass, anil two lines of sand through them marked tho line of travel. There could hare boon but little travel upon any of thcM streets, or grass grows moro rabidly under wheels than in any other spot that I have yet witnessed. Tho nogrc os informed us that General Pray;oil, who commands this mllit iry deparimont, had been in the habit of visiting the villaire at night, evur siuco the bombardment, leaving it before sunrise. Tho enemy,however, had rnado noattempts to dislodge the gunboats, probably fearing the ell'oct of tliolr guns upon the village, which is in plst< I shot of tli>-ir anchorage. Wo sihjiiI several hours wandering about tho village, anil then return l to the Seneca, which got under way when the launches had been made last. On passii g tho Uradilla and I'emblna, the Commodore was saluted by clio'T aft"r cheer, tho crews manning the rigging. Ihe crew of tho Seneca roturi ed thorn with a will. At tho Commodore's request the Seneca was stopped op posite tho reins of tho old fort, at the lower end of Port Koyal Island. Tho launches wore cast oil an>i sent ashore, when tho howitzers wore mounted on their land carriage, put ashoreand placed In position to resst an attack in so short a time as to draw the attention of the Haf; Oificer and all. It was but tho work of a moment, and pur formed without confusion or no se. Tho Commodore and party then landi d. O'.r boa' w,is brought alongside the wal b on the wat<-r front of this ancient work. It Is of an irregular form, w th bastions, b it w ith no traces of a ditch. The walls, which are three feet or moro high, and about four foet thick, appear to be as solid and period on the land side as when constructed, butoo the Water front tho tidal abrasion is very apparent. The water has worn through tho walls at places, leaving It iu tho form of huge boulders or masses of concrete. Yet tho decay is very slow. Tho water front may bo traced a century hcnce, uiilss it undergoes an unetpoctcd chemical decom position, which Is not likoly. The walls are made of a concrete of lime and oyster shells, which is as hard and durable as granite Itself. It must have involved ureal la bor ?nd a d al of time to build It,and, for the period in which It was built, was doubtless do. mod an Impregnable work. The exact year of Us commiwim nt or comple tion is not precisely knows, but It is supp nod to iiavo beon built about 1700, or perhaps earlier. Jean Heb iUdtore, n French oi.ginoer, designed and built it, and h ' c Ttainly ovinced no moan skill in tUo selection of Hi site and th" plans of Its constructs n. For the pur posa designed it was admirable. l'a sing through those old wu. s, we turned to the left, and entered the groundssurroi n ting John Jollier Smith s mansion, it w:; ib sorte !jmd dosolate. Behind it wore tho neirro quarters?small whitewashed oalilns,well stocked with slave* o all shades and slz. s, of both sexes. An intelli gent old Sambo volunteered to act us cicerone for tho oc cm ion, ami under his direction wo passed through one of the finest liv? oak groves in tho world, and visited his "ma*sas" cotton field, whore tho party gathered ioim fluo specimens of the plant; then to the quarters, tho kid, storehouse filled with iinglnued cott'in, ami then to the boat again. Some oggs and poultry were purchased of Mr. Mniiii s negroes, at a modorute price, und an invita lion extended to them to bring such provisions as they might have to sell to the fleet, where they could dispose of them for solid cash. They promised to come down, but iUs more than doubtful whether they will dare to loave the plantation. In Mr. Smith's yard wo saw an elegant vai iety of roses and other llowers In full bioom, and lemon trees wore observed growing in the open air, bearing fruit. We reached the squadron at eight o'clock. General Sherman not wishing to occupy Beaufort, hecai so It had no stmtu.:ic importance, ths Pembina and Unadllla were ordereil to join the fleet, and tho placo again reverts to the rebels OPERATIONS ON TTIB TITTRTKKNTH OF HOTKMTiRR. Hii.toh Hkap. 8. 0., Ni t. IS, 1801. Oenial W-athtr at the South?Ic/irity in the landing of Sloret?The Mod* of Lar.ding 'he S> pp'it*?Preparation Jar u Krgular Campaign? Rxovery of Two ReM QuIM? The Panic of the ltib Is?Interview Between the licbtit and Pnumisti?Capture of Cartel <U Viiitt, Ac., 4c. Tho lovely days of Indian sun mer, with their gunlal air, warm sun and clcur skies, contliiuo. Kach day ap pears more beautiful than tho preceding. Hie beauty of the nights is beyonnd all description. Tho stars nowhore shino with a clearer and purer light, ami when tho moon, nearly at its full, rises above tho sea tn< 1 Ho. ds with light the b:iy, with its throng of ships, defining each must and ?par und tracery of rigging with a a >onday clearness, and lighting up tho dim shores of the island* on oitlier Fide, and slowly developing eich feature of tbo land sca|ie, with tho bat tonus, tents and dark palinettoia, all confess that nowhero can the picture bo equalled. Tho nights are as favorable as tho day for the landing of (tores, material, subsistence and the thousand and one articles that are necessary for our operations here. Not ono hour of this propitious weather ha* been lost. Capton Saxton, Quartermaster, and Captain Morgan,Com nussary, aided by Captains Fuller and Haskell, havo pushed on tho work with au energy and a fidelity that ar? beyond all praise. A hundred or more boats are plying between ship and shore, and the dully scenes ono wit nesses hero are certainly extraordinary and unique. Tho low, narrow beach between tho water's odge and tho low, sandy bluff that faces It, upon which our works and camps aro situated, Is throngod with boats, some departing for new loads and others Just boached, piled up with hay, bags of grain, barrels and kegs of powder, barre ls and boxes of bread, barrels of pork, beef, whiskey, furniture, wagons, ambu lances?in short, everything that one could essily I ma, gine. In the shaMnw water are hundreds of soldiers wad. ing out to tho boats and conveying to the shore these ar ticles, while the l>each Is covered with them so thickly thai one can with difllculty navigate over it. Once on tho boach, the goods are placed on wagons, drawn by four horses or mules, and rushed up the bank to the store* houses, of which there aro three or more near'y comj pie toil, and of Immense size and cal>acity of storage. O course there Is confusion worse confounded hereabouts. Tho yelling and screaming and howling, tho braying of mules, tho horses' neigh, tho clatter of hammers, the sawing of wood, and the thousand and one noises that arise from such a plac i at such a time, are positively deafening. It is enough to drive one mad at times. Hut through all this seeming coufniimi one can pee order uud regularity. When night conKS this immense mass of mixod material has b en assortod and convc>ed to Its proper place, and the beach p> eseots but a barren appearance. A thousand, yes two thousand men are dally at work discharging cargoes and safoly storing them, and tho work goes bravely on. Another week and the forces on shore will be prepared for a three months' campaign. 1 learn that two guns (brome) belonging to ono of Charleston's crack artillery companies were discovered the other day in Scull croek, at the (orry, where they had been thrown on the momorublo 7th of November. The fellows were terribly frightened, and satisfied themselves by dumping the b auttful guns iuto the creek or river, at high water. When the tide fell tho guns wore disoovered, drawn out uninjured, and brought in triumph to our camp, where they have been attached to Hamilton's buttery, whore they will doubtless speak to their former owueis one of theso days in a t< no nut likoly to bo misunderstood. Thoy are beautiful pieces?twelve-pound howitzers?with everything attached complete. At tho ferry additional proofs of the punlc which seized upon the rebels on the day of tho fight wero lound. At low water, mskels, knapsacks, haversacks, blankets, coats, and, in t-hort, everything that would retard tiigbt,were found,having been thrown away thero by the rebels when they crossed tho ferry. From negroes wo learned that several were drowned In essaying to swim the river, being too anxious to put the stream between chivalry ant the cowardly Yankees to wan. for the boat. Sambo said that the chi valry did not wait to bo carrloo on the broad shoulders of tho slaves, but dashed madly into the water them selves, without regard to rank or station, aad tumbled |iell mell Into the llatboats, covered with mud and wet with water. It must have been a pleasant sight, that second Bull run. Hereafter let us hear no uioro of cow.trdly retreats. This quite oclipsed that famous flight. Lieutenant Magnor, of General Sherman's stall", ac compauied by iir. Bacon, of tho eleventh Connecticut, was detailed by General Sherman this morning to con vey to thi; rebels, under a (la* of trucu, bis proclamation, which was addressed to the loyal citizens ol South Caro lina, inviting them to return to tlioir homes and promis ing them protection. Tbu bnaroi s ol' the flag were sent to Beaufort In I hi- gunboat Seneca, ,'aptaiu Ammon, ac companied by the I'embina, Captain Bankhoad, <uid the Isaac Smith, Captain Nicholson. 'lho men were gent to quarters while going, us an attack was looked for at any moment ; but the flotilla roach oil Beaufort without any h stile demonstration b.-.ng made against It. lho bearers ol dispatches were placed ashore in tho cuiter under a Hag of tri ce, accompanied by a negro, who was picked up while ascending the river, who, boil g acquainted with the en iitry, was to act as guide. Mules wore found, and. led by the negro, they proceeded into tho country, ami after penetrating about ti n mil s they wore met by ? Key. Mr. Walker, a Hu|tist clergy mail, mrm rly 01 Beau fort. To their Inquires whether theio wore any rebel i amps in tho vicinity, be Inform* d them that the camps they were looking alter ware a number of mil son, and udvi. ed them not to proceed further, as ho did not deem it prudeut or safe, ill y wero not quite satisfied with tho information ho gave, as his conduct was somewhat suspicious, and th y itiquircd of the m gro guulo as to the dl tai oe. Ho infoimcd them that it was about half a mile further on. They concluded to proceed on. They had gone about half a mile on,and were met by two r< bel oflicers, one of whom biro a white handkerchief upi n an oar, winch they had brought from a small boat In a creek close by, in which tl.cy had evidently come, 'lhey pioved to be a llrst lieutenant and a second lieu tenant from a Charleston company. The object of the mission was explained by tho bearers i f tho II ig, and lhey were (Hilitoly miormed that thorn were no loyal citizens in South Carolina, and that their mission was fruitless. The b siuess bulng completed, a luncheon wkb partaken of, which was furnished by the bea ei s of the Hag, the mules wero fed by order of the rebel ollicers. During the lunch Lieut, itai nwell, one of the sci. ns of the aristi'ciatic stock of South Carolina, mode bis appearance and joined the c mpauy. He was oxceesively haughty and itiBiani in hih d moanor,aud ap peared to regard himself a. one of the most Important personagt s the world has yi t produced. During the conversation he haughtily and Impertinently inquired " llavo you permission, sirs, to return*" Na turally enough ihw question was regarded us insur ing, and fcr. Bacon quiet,y replied " 1 have already com muiiiiated with your superior officer." This effectually squelched the upstart, and ho subsided immediately thereafter. During the conversation the rebel ollicers acknowledged that our forces did not pillago Beaufort, but that the negroes did, ami tlmt they only regretted that they had not burned it to asht s before they loft it. In regard to the number of troops in the vicinity, the bearers of the flag were of course silent. Tliey returned in safety to the Seneca at about eight o'clock. Meanwhile Captain Am men, with a portion of the ollicers and crew of his vessel and tlio Pembina and Isaac Smith, armed to tho teeth, went asiioro and proceeded in search of gome buoys paid to be hidden by tho rebels. They were unsuccessful in their eflbi IS, but succeeded in destroying a number of hoavy guns, and a largo number of gun carriages, which they found in the Arsenal of the State at Beaufort. Tho carriages were destroyed by lire, and Captain Ammen. with bis own hand, knocked oil' many of tho trunnious or tho guns and disabled them forever. Some very valuable maps and charts, showing the p< sition of the rebel works on th.' coast and their strength, were discovered in Gene ral Drayton's headquarters and captured. Also a largo number or < artr* dt vuite of all the members of tho South Carolina Convention, and of Kuliin and ITyor, and other rebels, wero fouud, and are now in the Commodore's hands. Whon the bearers of tho flag returned tho Hot 11 la steamed back to the squadron, and reported the results of the day's transaction. OPERATIONS ON THE FOURTEENTH 0? NOVEMBER. Hiltok Hsjj>,8. C., Nov. 14,1861. Activity in the Encampment*?Snnxy of fbrt Walker Surf Boat* for Landing Store*?Ketxmnoiuance by Flag Officer Vvyont?Determination of the Union Fbrca to Upfuild the Flag?Slave* Flocking into the Camp?Tney are PrcjfitaUy Employed?Veuel* for New York, <fc. Tho utmost activity has prevailed nere, since the land ing of our troops, in arranging their encampments, strengthening their position and placing them In astato of semi-impregnablBty. Fort Walker, per **, was a strong position, and one that reflected tho highest honor, worthy of a hotter cau*o,upon its designer; but our own en. gineers havo discovered weak points In It, now ttmt the defenoo by our occupation of it has to bo made on tho land side. Supplementary v< rk* are therefore now [CONTINUED ON KI8HTH PAOE.J

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