Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 21, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 21, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERA. I WHOLE NO. 9203. NEWS FaOM WASHINGTON. Grand Review of Seventy Thou sand Union Troops. The President and Cabinet and Twenty-five Thousand Spec tator* on tfce Ground. Brilliant Appearance of the General Commanding audita Staff. Blfhly Bffbctive Condition of the Brand Army of the Potomac, Ac., 4c., Ac. Was wxotow, Not. 2?, 1861. Tbdsy all Washington wa* turned out of doors. Ths grud revluw wis to take place at Ballsy1! Cross Roads at soon, the restriction upon the passage across the Poto mac bad boon removed, tho Ix>ng Bridge wan free for all passers, sad the world and Its grandmother wore deter mined to see the review, the fortiflcatkns on ths Vir ginia Bide, and tho grand army of the Potomac. For forty eight hours in advauco everything in the semblance af horseflesh and every vehicle on wheels had boon pro" engaged. Fabulous prices were uffl rod for conveyances' It was not, howover, altogether certain until this morn ing whether there was to be a review or a battle. It had h?en whispered knowingly that the reported revlow was intended simply as s clo?k for an advance of the grand army of the Potomac, and that in the place of joyous ?trains and crowds of pleased spectators we should have all the horrid noise and sad realities of battle. But the review was held. The whole people availed themselves of the permission to proceed without passes la the review ground, rendered memorable by many a newspaper paragraph describing the alternate occupa tion by the rebels and the federal of Bailey's Crors ltoads and the adjacent hills, Hasou's and Munson's. From an early hour in the morning the faces of the population were tamed toward Dixie, and the Long BriJge and the road fceyond presented one continuous lino of passengers in car riages, wagons, buggies, ooopcos, on horseback and on foot. It was a most Incuogrnout procession. Brilliant equipages and bakers' wagons, omnibuses and singls horsemen, were Inextricably intermingled, and obliged to go forward or to halt together. It required hours to ac complish tho eight miles of distance , and fast teams were ?t a discount. Sentinels upon tho bridge and at tho stock ades oompellcd the vehioles to pass In a single Ills, which reached from the city to the review ground. At htlf-past nine o'clock the General commanding, at tended by all his staff officers, left his headquarters, escorted by a column of elghtoon hundred regular caval ry. The array was most imposing as ibis splendid cor moved through the streets, the cavalry marching by platoons until it reached tho bridge, where It was com peiled to march by column of fours, and afterwards de tied along tho road leading by Arlington Heights to tho review ground. General ilcCIollan was plainly attired. As he rode in advauce of the numerous rotlnue cot stitu ted by his staff he was the obsorved of all observers, and thousands of hearts boat high , and thousands of tongues altered words of admiration of the young chieftain, who, ?t thirty-five years of age had attained the command of an army of half a million of soldiers. The scone at the entrance of the Long Bridge beggars gsaeription. For hours vehicles Innumerable, of evcy description, were piled indiscriminately, waiting their torn to get Into the line, while a ceaseless stream of horsemen and horsewomen and pedestrians was pour to* by. The day was peculiarly favorable. There waa hardly any dost, ana a November sun was struggling t? shine through masses of clouds Ji at dense enough to veil its raj-g shJd a mellow autumnal light upon the whole ?owe. There were In the cavalcade thousands who had either never soon the country to be passed over, or bad not seen It slnco it has become a vast encrmpment of the federal army of tho Potomac. As tho road winds along (Tom the trie <lu font, at tho Virginia end of the Long Bridge, through forts Runyoo and Albany, there is a con tinual succession of fortilications and camps. Here and there from some hilltop the view takes in a succession of ?acampmonts for miles on either side, the white teats standing out in bold relict from the mingled brown an<l green of the autumn foliage. Now and (hen an unruly toam or a oru.ikdown causes a halt of tho procession, and e< ,>os both loud ana deep are vented on the hapless cause of the stop page. Here and there tho scenes of camp life were truly picturesque, and worthy the attention of an artist. At last the review ground is reached. The police guard are at hund, and, without respect of persons, all who aro not provided with special permits to enter with in the ltnog of the review are compelled to turn to the right or left , and take whatever position they can And outside of the white (la gs that mark the boundary of the Held. The celebrated Munson'a Hill, not long ago fortified by the rebels, Is on tho left. It Is a small promi nence, overlooking tho whole area of the ground to be occupied in the review. It is already occupied almost to suffocation. Away off to the south is Mason's Hill, simi larly crowded. On the plain below for miles in every direction the Held is covered with masses of infantry, cavalry aud artillery. The Socrctary of War and his party approaches. The sentinel is no rosp cter y persons, and they are stopped until the 'lllror of tho iruard givi.a ordors for tiiem to pa^a The portion of Mis lleuural commanding aud his stiff is marked by a f. ries of three white flags, intended tcgui'io the in < iug column on its march. Una little fccjfl ?i posit# ~re grouped the earrings of the President of 'h? 1 'nitcd SW!>>, lii? members ol the Cabinet, foreign Ministers and Ustingutahed guests, presenting a brilliant ?rra, of b'. sutv- atm grace. Many of the lit lies aro on horse luck, and ttivir horses are formed In line by the po ller ? ardrUavng ample space between this little knot of obsei vsrt; aad (he General commanding for the passage of tho troops to be reviewed. Wo must now recur to tho incidents among tho troops and on the field up to this moment. After it bad born dotermiced to have the grand review, upon an examina ?lion It was fined that none of the grounds heretofore ased for division drill were sutliciently capacious tooe ? oommcdate the tinmen: a army it was proposed to asscm bis. It was not until Satuiday that the localiou wan r- Bnally settled. Bailey's Crops Hoads aro situated eight miles fio.n Washington, in tMv direct kn of Fairfax Court House, at Ihe Junction of the Colutnblr. turnpiko an 1 tho Alexandria ? sn<i Lekshurg turnpike. Between the Cross Roads and Kuot-on's Hill, a mile and s half d.stant towards Fall's ? Chu*. h, 1.-9 a plain two miles ^n length, which was pre ;$arcd by clearing -. if the feijocs, flU'iig up the ditches, i-fce., for to-day's display. \ Dura g the i.ist tvo or thro* days a mnnr circulatod ^ocnwng. the troops thi?t the publication of t fce purpose to e:ld a giwd review wae intended to ooror tho propara utm for fjx advance, tad when tost ovetiitgf the order t VO-D'JlcaWvi for all the Infantry fcgimoot* to provide tiVmiselvos with forty rsunds of hail cartridges, and, la Vk for art least one ambiance, w .th all the surgical ap Ounces, to accompany caofa regimeet, the esUtement rose M fevor teat. It turned out, however, that these were let pruient precautionary me.istires agaiaat the possible tsovenmnt of the enemy during tie day. In tho opper as-i lower divisions, Xieuera! McOtll'c and General IWutaselntan's, from which a mai h of am? ^igkt or ton miles hut to bo m*-ie , the troops were M' ir at fr wu two to throe o'clock in the morning, and we ,ta t/i ilia march loon before daylight. All of the soran (*? slons on the Virginia side of the Fotomac were rcj>."D otnteft in the review, but enough wero left in each to* supply . doublo tho usual picket force to guard tho camps, I and a rc* WW addition strong enough to repel any it- \ tack in forv '? l'10 enemy could make. As early rv 1 niue o'clock tho head of the column of Gen. Banker's divk ion, the hoadquarters of wblch are nearest I? Bailey's, begk n to arrive at the grounds from the Washington road. Soon* after General McDowell's atlv&ace guard aft^ared on a road entering the ?d? from tha :*?e directum, but farther to j the w?st. Ne*t rims the he?<l of General Frank tin's column, upprivichtiig from tlid Alexandria road; and soon after the division of General Smith began to eat?r the grounds from the direction qf Fall'* Church. General Fits John rorlor was next on the ground, bring Ing his forces by still another road. The troops now poured In from all directions, thoso under Genera! Ileint celman following General Franklin's division, and lh* column of General McC'all succeeding that of General Smith, and continued without cessation until half-past ?torso o'clock. For the last hour the scene was enlivening and brll> liant beyond description. The whole immense ares of the review grounds was covered with moving massus of men. Moro than twenty generals, 'commanding divisions and brigades, with Ave limes the number of staff officers, mounted upon high mottled and richly caparisoned horses, wero dashing through the grounds In every direc tion, superintending tho placing In position of the various divisions, brigades and regiments. Bri gades are marching towards every possible point of the compass? some slowly, some la double quick time, si-mo wheeling into line, othars standing lu position. Here comes a regiment of cavalry, moving towards Its designated station, wheeling to the right at this point and to the left at that, to avoid coming In con tact with the moving misses of Infantry. There goes a column of artillery, a mile In length, pursuing its way to its destination through bodies of Infantry and cavalry. And so the movements go on, seemingly In confusion, and yet, under the admirable management of General McDowell, who dirccts everything, In most perfect order, until there have arrived and taken the various positions assigned not loss tlmn seventy thousand men, Including seven regiments of cavalry, numbering tome eight thjii sand men , and twenty batteries of artillery, numbering a hundrod and twenty piccos. At a quarter past eleven o'clock the President of the United States entered the grounds in his carriage, fol lowed by the Secretory of .Suae, also in his carriage, and by the Secretary of War and Post mas tor General, accom panied by Mrs. Gen. McDowell and by two daughters of Gen. Taylor on horseback. Tho parly -"were CKoorted to a slight elevation near the centre of the area, marked by a white ling, where they were soon Joined by Son. McClol lan and his staff. Tho cavalry escort was formed in line on the left. The soven regiments of volunteer cavalry, and tho entire artillery present, were placcd on the outer margin "f the grounds. The Infantry were formed into columns by divisions in moss. Everything being now In readiness, a salvo to the President and General-in-Chief was fired by four batteries of artillery designated for that purpose. In tho meantime tho President and Secretary of State, Secretary of War and Assistant Secretary of War, alight ed from their carriages, mounted horses and prepared to accompany General McClellan in bis review of tho lines. All the generals present and staff officers, with the Prince do Joinvllle and some distinguished civilians, headed by tho President, Secrotary of War and General McClellan, and numbering In all, perhaps, a hundred and fifty, then dashed forward at full gallop along the mas sive columns. On reaching the division of Genoral Smith the party were greeted by threo enthusiastic cheers, which wero repeated by each brigade successive ly a* it was approached. The ride occupied about an hour and a half. Tho horses came in covered with foam. After a little interval preparation was made for march ing the troops in review, lue honor of leading the column was ast^i^ned to the First rifle regiment of Penn sylvania reserve, familiarly known as the "Bucktall I Regiment." This regiment was with General McClellan I in Won tern Virginia, aud was particularly admired for tho steadiness and rcgu'.urlty of its movements, and the solaUrlike bearing of the men. Some three hours were occupied by the troops in passing. The divisions passed In the following order: ? firti ? General McCall's division, composed of the brigades of Generals Meade, Reynolds and Ord. Hi c nil ? General Holntzelmnu's division, composed of the brigades of Genet als Sedgwick, Jamison and Richard sou. Third ? General Smith'* division, composed of the bri gade* of Generals Hancock, Brooks and Bonhutn. Fourth. ? General Franklin's division, composed of the brigades oT Generals Sloe urn, Newton and Kearney. Fifth ? The division of General Blcnker, composed of the brigadu m General Stahl,and of two brigadoa commanded by senior Colone's. Sixth ? The division of Gciioral Fltz John Torler, com posed of the brigades of General Morell, Martlndale and Buttertteld. Seventh ? Tb* division of General McDowell, com;x?od of the brifa li'S of Generals Klug and Wausworth, and a brigade now commanded by Colonel Frisbie. The passage of this large army of volunteers elicited the strongest praise from the very formidable body of old army officers who bat in review. General Sumner, who now lor the first time since his return from the Pacific witnessed an exhibition of the progress in drill of the volunteers, expressed much surprise that men taken fr<>m civil life should, in so short a period, have been able to compete In soldierly appearance with the veterans of the regular army. Frnin the f.tct that a General Order was Issued by Gen. McClellan, commending especially the proficiency in drill of tho divisions of Generals Fitz John Porter aud McDowell, tho appearanco of his troops in tho marching column was lookod for with more than usual interest, and many doubts wero expiessed whether praise could be bestowed higher than some of the preceding divisions deserved, but when the two named bad parsed, the dis crimination of Geu. McClellan in this particular s< oined to meet with commendation by all. One of the most Interesting features of the day to many was tho martial music, wh.ch was most eloquently dis oourtod by more than ttfty bands, most of which were of the first order. In two or three instances the bands of the whole brigades were consolidated. The consolidated band in General B'-tterfleldto brigade numbered a hundred and twenty pieces, aud played with excellent efluet, while the brigade was passing in review, a quickstep, entitled, "Tho Standard Bearer Quickstep," composed for and dedicated to General B. ftia whole review was most admirably conducted. In finite credit Is due to General McDowell, who was the commander of the review, for the promptness with which bis v ah I column was moved. There was hardly an inter mission of two minutes between tho passage ot>he vari ous divisions before the Geueial commanding, and all passed oil' with a precision and regularity and order that was surprising to all, and not the least to those who had witnessed the most splendid, reviews and military opera tions in Europe. Among those who wero priji< nl on the field were many who had seen millt&ry displays in Eu rope, and till wero surprised at thin exhibition of tt.e mili tary spirit of n poo, >ie who were totally unused to war. Among the foreigners present was Monsieur Herrmann, tho i>optilar magician, who bus seen armies under the most advantageous circumstances ai tho grand review at Pos'.h and in the Crimea. He, in common with others, was surprised thai in a few months we could gather to. gcther, a; 11), equip, discipline aud drill to such a state of perfection, such an army of volunteers. The regiments marched tor the most part like old and king drilloU regulars, and elicited from the Commanding Genoral frequent cuc< mit ms upon their excellence aud soldierly appearance. The members of bis stall' were in testacies, and the general impression wns that If bo con not win with sui h uu army the-ro is no use to fight. The whole world may be challenged to produce the sanio .nunibor of well disciplined soldiers in the same space of time. When It Is remembered that ail this army has been created from volunteers since tho first day of August, the dteph.y t< -day appears almost incredible. It was with-mt doubt the grandest military exhibition ever wftaeseed-on this continent. General McClellan was at tended by the whole of his stall, except General S tune man, who had gone to Baltimore to be married to-morrow to Mary 0. ilardisty, as previously mentioned in the Herald. Upon tfce risk* of the General commanding during the review vest* ihe President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary irud AsaUtant Secretary of War, Quirtermas tur General Meigs, and the Prince de Joinvllle. Jtiiglcd with liis staff were General Sumner, nod from time to tkne a num I bfjr of the division or the brigade Generals whuce forces j ?raw in tho review. Upon the gro-jnd wtre also all the 1 re ?la( tho Cabinet officers, and a numh*r of foreign K'tnlaws and their families, grouped In carries and on bork'bae.ic around tho carriage of the President, whiclt, cuo.'aining Mr*. Lincoln and some frioutib, was immediately 10 > Position of tin? Commanding Ccn. ra' JlTOuV lhaa<f per* Uoveroor Andrew and lady, of Massachusetts; thoMlsu"# Stewart, nieces lo Colonel Scott, Assistant Secretary of War ; Frederick A. Braird, Assistant Secretary of Siate and lady; Ron. Montgomery Blair, Postmaster General, and lady, and two daughters of General Taylor; Mrs. General McDowell, Mm. General Smith, Francis P. Blair, Senior, Esq.; Lieutenant Jama* G. Bennett, Jr., and the families of a number of the for eign Ministers, and lite attache* of the various foreign legations, with a few favored representative* of the pre*. The enthusiasm of the Iroope was remarkable. When the General passed them In review their huuas filled the field. In their movement* in passing in review there was a liveliness and activity that Ra ked the soldier. The oommon expression among old army officers was, "The regulars must look to their laurels," and one of the beat disciplinarians In the army obeervod, "The only thing in which regulars euuld excel these volunteers Is, that thoy would turn their toes out a littio more in march ing." Another said, "If these fellows will fight as welj as they march in review the world can't whip them." It will, perhaps, bo found that the men who were there to-day can fight infinitely bolter than they can either march or drill. Thoy have volunteered to fight; the drill and discipline Is merely iucidentul. It was a day of compliments, and none were compli mented more than Genaral Barry, for the appearance of his artillery, of which he Is chief. It was perfectly reguUr,aud Uio nicest discrimination was necessary to decide between the regulars and the volunters. The divisions of General MoCall and General Helntzel mann were placed first in the review becauso they were farthest from thoir positions, and before tho review was concluded mersu^os was sig nalled that these division* had each reached their lines and fouud all right and ealo. Several casualties occurrod In tho course of the day. A ronu in Genera! Franklin's division had his leg badly fractured by tho kick of a horse in tho morning. Ho was taken to the h 'S,'liui in Alexandria. About tho time the review commenced two mon were seen riding down the Alexandria road at runaway speed. When opposite the centre of the grounds one of the mon cainu tu collision with an Infantry officcr crossing at right angles. Both men and homo wore thrown to the ground with great violence, and cue if not both of tno mon seri ously injured. During the progress of the roview (Jen. McDowell was thrown from his hone, In conse quence of bocoming entanglod in yrojtrjl,? yjy fenj^, The President camc near being thrown from the samo cause. In tho course of tho gallop over tho field tho hoi ue? of two of Gen. MoClellan's stair became fright ened and unmanageable, throwing each with some force afolutt the General. While tho columns were passing In review an officor rode up to Gen. McDowell, the senior officer of the day, and informed him that liquors wore being freely sold by a person from his carriage on the ground, against ail orders. Tho General authorized the officer to have the offender arrested. The officer complaining took a squad of man with him, *nd startad in pursuit of tho alleged vendo'r of intoxicating drinks, and soon halted in front of a carriage containing a basket of champagne, the contents of which was being freely dispensed by the proprietor thereof. The officor made inquiry as to tho nama of the owner, and was Informed that tho proprietor of the team and cham pagne was Russell. "What Russell?" asked the officer. "Russell of the I/indon Tim**." "Are you selling this article?" inquired tho officer, pointing to the champagne. "Selling the devil. Do you think I keop a grog shop?" re?[>ondcd Russell. By this time tha officer began to " smell a rat," and quietly drove away, finding out vory soon aftor that it was an other person who wss violating orders by soiling liquors on the ground. Said person was accordingly arrested and placod in the guard house. The Prince do Join ville,. who witnessed the entire re view, beside* accompanying General McClellan in his in spection of the lines, made the declaration to-day that he never saw so many troops so well appointed, and that looked better as a whole. Everything has been quiet In the department of the Potomac to-day and to-night. INCREASED RAILROAD FACILITIES TO AND FROM WASHINGTON* As a matter of interest to the travelling pablio, It i* as certained that trains from Washington, by the Northern Central and Pennsylvania Central Railroads, leave as fol lows Washington. Bal'imorc. ITirritburg. PiMurg. Klmira. 0 A.M. 8:25 A.M. 1:10P.M. 12 Ml lu t. 9: 15 P.M 6 1'. M. 8 P. M. 2 A. M. 12 M. 4:15 A. M. The train from Pittsburg for Washington, leaving at four P. M., will arrive here at eleven A. M. the next day, awl the nino P. M. tniin at half-past five P. M. the noxt day. v Tho trains to and from Washington heronfter will make close connections with all tho Northern, Eastern and Western aitics. Thrnegh tickets will bo sold to and from all points; also baggage chocke.l through. These and tho other recent mall changes have been produced mainly through tho efforts of Mr. Canfleld, the Acting Manager for tho government. INCREASED ACCOMMODATIONS FOB VISITEKS TO WASHINGTON. Among tho many preparations Just made for tlie ac commodation of visiters to tho capital during the present and approaching season, tho proprietors of the Kirk wood House havo completed such arrangements as wil[ render their establishment, if possible, additionally po pular. IMPORTANT FROM EASTERN VIRGINIA. Advance of the Union Forces? Tliree Thousand Rebel Troops Disbanded? Our Soldiers Hailed as Deliverers of (he People from Tyranny, <S?e. Bai.tihom, Nov. 20, 1861. Information received at hoadquarters this evening from Acoomac county, Va., announces tho disbanding of about 8,000 rebel troops who had been in camp near Drummond ton. As the expedition advanced the rebel flays disappeared, and the Union citizens hoisted their flag.-;, which had hitherto been ooncoalei. The proclamation of General Dix had been srattored through the country, and when received In catnp where tho Lnion men hud been drafted and forced into tho ser vice, they rebelled and the commanding officers were compelled to disband their whole force. The rebels sal'! tVe force coming against them was so great that they thought it folly to resist, and the Union men met them with hearty cheers and the greatest on thusiasm. As far as the ex)>edltlon had progressed there was every cviienc that a la majority of the people woro opposed to seceee.on, and tiie troops were hailed us their deliverers from tyranny and oppress I in. Tho people are suffering for many necessaries of life, and were rejoicing at the prospect of an early restoration of tho tnulo and commerce with Philadelphia, on which tliey depended for a livelihood. Information receive.! from Northampton county war rants the belief that the rebel* w ill alio disband. They havo destroyed bridges aud felled trees acro?s the roads, but tin proclamation ha.* given boldness to the Union men, and satisfaction to the people generally. AH w.'io are ri"t loyal will 1-e disarmed. Union men who hai fled into Maryland, to prevent being forced into the mili tia, are returning to their homes. NEWS FROM GENERAL BANKS' ARMV. DaKnebtowh, Nov. 18, llj01. The division teim.'turs and wagon masteia received wo months' pay on Saturday. A preliminary meeting by many of the commissioned officers was held on Saturday night to form a Masonic O'igefjr this division. Many distinguished ruou wore pre-ent. Everything In tlio shape of locomotives, machinery, ic. , belonging to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, h.-m b on removed by the rebels and taken in tho direction of Winchester. Even tho double track for twenty miles has been torn up. Last week Major Stone, Chief of the Provoet Guard, with a company of jjavalry, paid a visit to the neighbor hood of Sandy Springs, Montgomery couuty, Maryland. He mado tho arrest of Rev. Samuel Leech, a clergyman of the Methodist persuasion, wbi m lie Bent to Fort McH nry. Other cases, where parties were chargod with disaffection, were investigated atid dismissed. | Much to the regret <?f his subordinates or the Guard aud the ploasure of his regimental command, Major Stone has rejoined his rr^ men', having been promoted from a captaincy lo a majority during his absence on fUla' fted ??r?lM ? VERY LATE FROM THE SOUTH. MEETING OF THE HEBEL CONGRESS Jefferson Davis* Message Sent in on Tuesday. Reception of the News of the Arrest of Messrs. Slidcll and Mason. Great Excitement in Conse quence Thereof.

THE PAPERS SILENT ON THE SUBJECT. Important Military Movements of the Kelt els, *?., Ac., Ac. OUR FORTRESS MONROE CORRESPONDENCE. Forthsss Monro*, Va. , Nov. 10, 1801. Imfortanl Intelligence from the South ? A Battle Hepvrtnt to Have Been Ibught at Springfield, Mo. ? Eulogy on Commodore Ih'nall ? Dufmit on of Rtbel I'oicee ?? Western Virginia ? A "Noble" Martyr to the Southern Cause Gone ? Moling of the Unit I Conyras ? Iiehdt Shooting Each Other ? A"o Mention Made of the Capture of Slidell and Maaon in the Southern Papers? The Weather. dc. Captain 0. W. Saltenstall, from tho fiagship Minnesota, went to Norfolk to day with a flag of truoe, and brought back Lieutenant V'orden, of tho I nltod States Navy, who had been imyrlsoucd at Richmond. Ho returns again with Lieutenant Sharpo, a rebel navy officer, confined on board the United SUtos ship Congress, off Newport Now? I have scon late Southern papers, from which 1 was permitted to make the following extracts from the Charleston Courier of tho 12th inst . Tsuc.iunnc. Bi.crrrox, S. C.,Nor. 14, 1881. The enemy aro In posNOsslon ol 1'inckney Island. They have seized all the able bo<iicd men on tho plantations and carried them on board tho Seel. This has created a pumc among the others, wlu> aro anxious to get away, but are prevented by force. 'Vlio enemy have made no attempt as yet to land on tho main. Yesterday our pIcketB at Buckingham were tired on by a party in a launch at long taw, without effect. We havo not beun able to ascertain their force, but it is represented by the negroes to bo very large. The following article, credited to the Savannah Re- ' jntMican, eulogistic of Commodore Tatnal^is reproduced I in the columns of the Courier. It is headed ? OUR HRAVX OLD OUKMODORS. Commodore Tatnall has, without intending it as such, set the men of the South an example which all should seek to imitate ? viz: whether weak or strong, meet the enemy at the very threshold, and show him that you aro resolve I to dispute every inch of Southern ground, and drive him back or perish in tho attempt. :h? Commo dore, with his little river Hoot , did nut wait for an attack, but went out to meet the enemy in all their pomp aud power. Ho ti.rew his scornful ana dctiant shot into the teeth of their vast expedition, and when they met o- him, not on equal terms, but with rejioatcd broadsides from th' ir largest ships, ho showed his appreciation of their gallantry and manhood by dip ping his fla^ in irony, as much as to say, "Your achieve ment If worthy uf honor, and here you liave it." It was a terriblo sarcasm, ingeniously yet forcibly exprefsed. Lot every Southern man throughout tho war imitate the conduct of our gallant Commodore, and prove his de votion to tho cause by moot ing tho enemy at c\ory step of his progress, and, if no better can 1m had, on his terms. The oditor of the Courier also announces that the next paper would appear on Monday, the 18th. The next extract I take fn m the Richmond DetpatcH of this day (November 19), which is an article re-pub lished from tho Examiner of the day previous ? \vc loarn that the follow. ng disposition has been made of our forces in Western Virginia ? General Jackson's oowmand will go into winter quar ters ;.t Monterey. General I/iring's command will bo divided; a portion will winter nt Green River Hriilgo, and another portion will bo moved to Winchester, hti ..b.rg find that vicinity. General Floyd is still on tho Kanawha, his linos extend ing from Cotton Hill to Montgomery Kerry. Tho 'l'hi. d Virginia regiment, Colonel Btark . of Winn's br.pulo,h.is been ordered to jom General Floyd's com mand. The Norfolk Day Book of the 19th instant lias the following startling announcement, largely headed: ? Kuw Oki , Nov. 18, I SGI. T o have it in our power again to spread tho glad tidings before tint Southern peopio of another glorious Confederate victory. ? The opposing armies have met in the vieluity of Spring - fl'dd, tiio sl.ongti Id of tho locleral forces, and Gei. orals l'ricc and McCulloch have whipped tho enemy and are driviug tliem from Missouri. The True Ddla or to day has Just received n s' ?clal d os patch from Memphis, laying that the Memphis Aj'/iea I of to day publishes an extra com lining an ao.o ml of a glorious victory of our troops. The n ws was brought to Memphis by General l'rlco's mes."< uger, who is on his way to Richmond with despatches to Pre via Tit Davis. It tells i:s that a buttle had taken place n ar f-'pringfleld, Missouri, in which tho Confederates were victorious over a vastly superior force, including Fremont's body guard. The federal loss in killed and wounded was very heavy. [This affair probably refers to tho dash of Fremont's body guard through Spring field. ? Ed. Hkrald.] Geneftls !*j loo and McCulloob o.\pr?ss themselves per fectly confident of being ablo to drlvo the enemy out of Missouri entirely. The Ixgisaturo of Missouri have passed the ordinance of sen ?.'!>); <u by a unanimous vote. Thcro wis a full quorrra of both housoe present. A bearer of despatches from Neosho, on 'nls way to Richmond, brings tho above gratifying infcliigew*. Well may old Seward tell the Northerners that ii?< w?r is a failure on the part of the admitii.'t ntlcm, and tli.n peace will bo declared in loss liiaa sixty days, uoen every day brings us news of such brilliant achievements by S i.tliern troops wherever they can get federals; togh e ttiein battle. Common sense should have taught the rump before they commencod the folly ot a war against freemen that a jo' i cause is half the battle, A JIOH.K. W APTYR TO FOt TIIBKN RK1IITS. Among the noble martyrs of the !-<)Uth who fell at lie; - nnut, Mo. , was Major K. G. W. butler, i t the Eleventh Louisiana regiment, a ion of Colonel E.G. W. Butler, of tiio famoua family that gave five heroes asd chueenfrtesde to General Jackson, am. a descendant of ttie Washington family. marina os rur. remii. < oxoress. Richmond, N'ov. 13, 1861. The Congress met to-day ; scarcely a quorum present. Nothing was dono, and adjourned. President Davis will hand in his m >s ige <o morrow. Nothing new to-day. RK1IELS SHOOTING AT **?.? OTI KR. On Wednesday l.?st, sa\s a letter in the JMy Hook, two parties of troops met on the peninsula, and mistook each < ther for enemies, brisk firing at onoe commenced, and a number on each side were killed and wounded eto the mistake was found out. Among the killed was Major li.iiloy, of Mobile, whoso body has bteu Uikou to his friend.". THK !tBGilO*S AT BIAIT. iRT ? T1IR SRI'! KLttilORB. An official letter from Captain Ivor. Confederate Eu gioeeri, rays that tho no*; rocs near Beaufort aie sti.i loyal to tlieir master!'. The Yankee p; tee brig Elaicora has Touched a Confede rate port in safety. a mm* frroi.Kir. The Bible on which the oath is administered was stolon from tho Court House at Richmond, bo ?a\s tho Rich mond Oe/pntck* In all tho "secosb" papers 1 have scon I could not find one word in relation to tho capture o( Mason and 81ldoll. Either thu rebels are not as yet Informed of tuo fact, or if they are the ncwspaihrs are not allowed to dus cant thereon without the permission of Jetf. Davis. Mittorsin general appoar very dull on th j 1'oint, and had uot the Paymaster made his appearance, and by his distribution of funds diffused a little li;e into the soldiui s, wo would almost die of cnrim'. Winter has at last made its appcaranco. Mornings and evenitgs are very chilly, and blankets and fires ore grout commodities Just about uow. If < ur meu feel the cold so much, how wisit the chivalry like it f Major Gcnoral John E. Wool, in answer to an applica tion for a furlough to-day, stated in reply tilat 11 ho would not give an officer or prlvato leave of absenocfor the next three weekB, n the campaign then would be over." From these romarlcs you may draw your own inference. What is going to be done I am not at liberty to say; but you may look for some important movements iu this de partment in a short time. NEWS BY THE WAY OF F0RTRKS8 MONROE. Founts** Monro*, Nov. IB, 1 ? Via Baltimore, Nov. w, 1831, / U<> itenant Worden, U. 8.N., arrested list .ipril, and loctf #OttUned in Montgomery, arrived InNorf lie to-day, In exchange for Lieutenant Sharpe, captured at llatteros. lie sUtM thai tho intelligence of tlifl arret! of Miaou and Slidoll caused great excitement among tho robe Is, who r?Jolcod In tho prospect of retaliation hjr England. Tho BpauldlDXi fr001 Halteras, reports lh \t two reifl ments from Georgia and South Carolina had abandoned Roanoke Island, blown up a battery, and gone heme. The rebels are strengthening their main battery at Sewall a Point, anticipating an attack. NEWS BY THE WAY OF LOUISVILLE. Lopmviliji, Not. 19, 1801. Tho Memphis Appeal of the 14th acknowledges a loss at Belmont of si* hundred and twenty-five killed, wound ed and missing, and reports the Union less at one thou sand and nine. It says Col. Logan acknowledged that tho Unionists would be whipped. The Richmond JP/iij/ of the 0th says that th? rebel army In Virginia Is reorganized. Tho Stat* la con stituted a department, comprising the throe armies of tho Potomac, tho valley and Aqula, under tho chief com mand of tion. Johnston. (Jen. Beauregard commands tho army of tho Potomac; Gen. Thomas Jackson that of the valley, and Gen. Holmes, Aqula. Tho army of the Potomac comprises four divisions, tho first including the valley under Genoral Van Dorn; second, General G. W. Smith; third, General Longstreot; fourth, Goueral Klrby Smith. Tro >ys continue paoslag through Richmond northwardly. The Fourth Texas and Twenty first Georgia Jot t on tho 28th for tho I'otoui.ic. All the Union prisoners in Richmond aro being lent to North Carolina. The rumor that Genoral Lee had left Southwestern Vir ginia for South Carolina is continued,. Tho MAmplils Approl say* tho journey from Richmond to Memj his occupies four days, owing to tl.,1 destruction of bridges In East Tennessee. Two of these bridges wero costly and cannot be speedily rebuilt. Tho railroad mana gers are UFlrij every effort to keep up communication by forrles and temporary bridges. There Is great excite, ment along tho road, especially at Knoxvlllo. Parson Brownlow had left for parts unknown. Five hundred Unionists wero reported at l/'niontown when tho bridge was burued. Colonel Josiah Anderson, a prominent F-ast Tennessee rebel politician, was killed at the polls on election day. Several skirmishes between Unionists and rebels are reported from various points In Kast Tennessee The reported transfer of General ZollicolTer'a forces from Cumberland Gap to Knutern Kentucky Is unfoundod lho latest Nashville and Memphis papers show that Gen. Zollicoffer is still at the Gap, with live thousand troops. A brigade of Tennesseeaus, under General Carroll, had or dora to reinforce Gen. Zollicofler. The Bowling Green Courier of tho 12th states that three regiments and two companies of cavalry and a battery of artillery wero sent from Bowling Urecu In tho diroctloa of Kcottsvllle, Ky., supposed for General Toll lender's relief. This movement originated In the report of an udvauco on Danville. The explosion of the large gun at Columbus killed eight men, Including three officers. General Polk waa laid up | several days by Its oonousslon. The Richmond Enquirer p-. Wishes for the first time the pflicial report of the socret proceedings of last spring's Virginia Convention. It Is full of interesting developm ent) ts. The friends and opponents of General Beauregard wero carrying on an angry newspaper controversy at Rich mond. General Beauregard publishes a card tn the Whig, requesting his friends not to notice tho attacks of his enemies, til-claiming amldtlous aspirations , and announc ing his Intention to retire Into private life at the end of the war. Tho trouble arose from implied reflections upon the defensive policy of the rebel goverumeut In some of General Beauregard's orders and reports. Governor Harris, of Tennessee, in a proclamation on tho 12th, urgently opiieals for private arms to arm five regiments now in camp, and threatens peremptorily to disband them If no arms are furnished. The Legislature on the 13th passed a law authorizing Governor Harris to seizo all private arms, and call 10,000 men Into tho service. A. G. Brown and Jameu Phelan have been elected by tho Legislature of Mississippi rebel Senators. Tho Fort 8mllh Tinus says that the wires between Fay ettevtllo and Van Buren have been cut several times. rectus is almost unanimously reelected Governor of Mississippi. IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY. Rebel Batteries Sliellcdl and Rebels Routed on the Tennessee River* Paducas, Ky., Nov. 20, 1861. The gunboat Conostoga went on an exploring expedition up the Tennessee river yesterday , and discovered a rebel battery near tho Tennessee line. She throw ono shell, w inch routed tlio ri b' Is. Still further up another batte ry was discovered and engaged. Tho rebels were again routed, with a number killed. The O riost&ga was but slightly damaged lu the encounter. Slio returned tu-day. LotlBVIU*, Nov. 20, 1801. The Journal's Loudon, I-aural county, Ky., corespon dent, emphatically d< nies tho prevalent reports that tho citizeus of Loudon refuse to sell the federal government forage and ai-k exorbitant prices therefor, and also that General Zolllcoffer had blocltodad the Cumberland t>ap by blasting rocks, A:c. IMPORTANT F8CM MISSOURI. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY REBEL PRISON ER8 CAPTURED. JsmcK-OH City, Nov. 20, 1801. Reliable Information has reached here to-day that our cavalry, under Major Hough, had overtaken aud captured the rebels who set Jtl our supply train near Warrenxb'ug on Monday lo?t ; that a huudrod and flfty pji.touc. 8 wei o taken and the wugons i e covered . FIGHT WITH AND DEI EAT OF THE REBELS. K**rAS ClTY,XoV. 20,1801. Captain Burchard, with t v nty-four meu,cf Jermison's regiment, attacked Captain H yen, with one hundred and ilfiy men, at his place of r.-iij. .ice to-day, and sticcee led jo driving ljlm away, burning his bouse and that of an other man named Gregg, als > a Captain In the rebel army. Captain Burchard una I ieutenant lkistwick were slightly wounded. 1 ho rebels hft<i liily killed and eight wounded. AFFAIRS IN SOUTHWESTERN MfSSOUI. Jefferson ( i rv , Nov. 20, ls61. The following l? a despatch to the m. Ixuig Democrat: ? The old terrors have settled down on iho counties of tho southwest sinco tho retrogu le movoment of our army, and refugees are beginning to arrive .'igain, driven li mo by the fear of b iug tak n prteoaers uy tho rebels, who are reported to be again advancing. Mr. Grandoley, of the Slate Convention, arrived hero last ni(jht frotn Springfield, which p! ceho left on Friday last. Hafctty* that a bo ly of 8,0,0 of General Price's cavalry have made their appearance at Sarcoxie, and that foraging parties follow up tho track ol our receding army, plundering Union citizens and renewing wi;h Im punity every s;n.'ciea of outi ago. He passed o train of emigrant wagons, a mi.e lung, containing I'niou refugees. Another train of 11; ty wagons an ivui here to-day. Vive prisoners were brought in to day from Cailiiwsy county, the Oral fruits of an expedition which was sent to that county yesterday, 'l'lieae prisoners are charged with repeated outrages on liniuu ineu. PAYING OFF OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS. Colonel Moore, of the Forty-seventh New York Volun teers, having seen a statement in tlio Hlkald that tho elQoers of that regiment hud been paid off, while tho men were neglected, desires to corrcct the error of the same by stating that, with the assistance of h;s second offlccer In command, he endeavored to get the men paid off before leaving Kor tress M nroe. and even he: ore they left Washington, and so far succeeded as to have them paid oil at once on their arrival at their destination ? Vort Koyal. That the r giment was the ecooml lu the division to receive the.r pay, and he, tlieivforo, asserts that the statement to the coutrai y is absolutely tal. e as to Its de tails. Colonel Moore in now staying m the Rrandreth House, whore any communications can reach him pre vious to bis departure for the ^outh. THE BROOKLYN RIFLES. In pursuance of General Order 78, of the Adjutant General's de, art met. t, and General Order 71, of the War Department, the Brooklyn Ilifles 1ms been organized as a regtocut, to be known as the t.ighty.'eventh rek in u t, r. w Voi k st te Vol. uteeif, to bo under the cunuaaud of Uilouo^Stcpfcoo A. Hodge. INTERESTING TROW HATTERAS. Sharp Conflict Between tlie Rebel Steamer j Curlew and Union Steamer Corwin. Organization of a Provisional Govern ment, in North Carolina. M. N. TAYLOR ELECTED GOVERIOR. Ac., Ac., Ac. OUR IIATTERAS INLET C0RIJE3P0NDENCB. Hattou.h Ixurr, N. C., Nov. 16, 1881. Interesting Affair lietvxen the Ourle to and Corux*?Th4 Curlew Retreat*, dc. Quite a neat little aflalr occurred here oa the 14th Inst., betwoen the Gout Survey steamer Sorwln, Lioutenant Commanding Thomas S. Phelps, and the rebel Htewnor Curlew, Captain Thomas T. Huutcr. All the naval gunboats stationed horo were absent on some Important duty down tho coast, leaving the Oorwlo solo representative of the naval branch ?f our service liere, and she was moored near the Inner edge of the shoals. About noon a steamer was descried coming from the north , and about one P. M. turned the outer bulkhead buoy, stood in to a long range and opened Ore on the Cor win with a heavy rifled gun. The latter vessel waited a few mimics to enable tlie enemy to come closer in, but, observing her wheels to stop, returned the fire from her two small guns in a beautiful manner, which soon drove the rebel away, who, after steam hjg to the westward about ten minutes, seemed to think better of it and re turned to hia old position and renewed the attack, which was responded to In tha sharpest and mat gallant manner on the part of tho Corwin, all of whose shot, except lug two or three, cither struck or passed oyer tho onemy. Tho Curlew stood thta rather warm work for a few minutes, when she started ahead and. blood out of liarm'a way as fast as steam could carry her, followed by her antagonist's shot, tho laat of which passed over her at fourjniles distance. The Corwin sustained no Injury, the shot of the enemy falling a little, short. Tins surveying steamer Corwin Is tho Harriet Lane mentioned In the roport of the rebel, Captain Hunter, of the naval battle at this place about the 1st inst., and one of the vessels he was supposed to have seriously da maged. It Is now known that a shot from this same Corwin, en that occasion, sent the Curlew flying away, "arkng her stern guns." I understand that Lieutenant Commanding i'helpa was executive oflicer of the United States steamer Woeternport, in tho Paraguay expedition , under the command of Capt. T. T. Hunter. It must be exceedingly gratifying for the latter to know that his old flrst lieutenant has fairly bent en him off with a much inferior, force, and that, too, when the enemy had it In his power to choose his own dlftanco, the Corwin being nnahlo to approach closer on account of hor draught of water. The weather is cold and disagreeable here; but the regiments hero are In good spirits, having frequently to fight an enemy ? which is very good in Its way, providing one does not have too much of it ? >??. i (10 water. The high tides almost drown us out nornetlm"*. The abovo is a correct statement of the affair, and It If due the gallant follows on board that the public sbould know what they can do when an opportunity occurs^ One of the oFTIcers told me that bo no < r saw | oople ex. lilbitsuch enthusiasm as the olllcers am* crew did when the Corwin '8 captain ordered them to pre; uie for battle R< th he and thoy are of the right material, and are to be depended upon in any emergeucy. She la the fighting "urveyor. Hattek.' b lfUXT, N. C., Nov. 18, JSfll. MeJingof the Provisional S ate Gmii.m- ?t', ? / 'as: age qf Ordinance s by the JUorl; ? Marble jVjC'A Taylor Declared pfbmsimal Governor of Nut th Carolina, <tc. T h i Provisional State government for North Caroling, tho ? tit.iblihhnient of which has been contemplated fur months, was formally instituted to-day by a Convention of delegates and proxies representing forty .five countice of the State. Tlio following ordinance* were unanimously adopted:? By thr I'efifh- r '.lu Slnlr. of North Carolina, nt liepretc nUi in Conner n n, at I lath rat, Monday, November 18, ISfll. No it or< ?: : i rd by Hie Convention, ami it is hereby or dallied ami jiililij-lifd by the authority of the same: ? 1. Tin' thin Convention. on behalf of tlie jieoplo of North Car ima, and arkr. iwiedging the constitution of tlie United State.* of Amen n as tie- supremo law of the land , hereby declare* vacant all State oflieiathe fncim boutsof which have dlsqualiilcd themselves to hold lliam by violating their oaths to support the federal constitu tion. ? 2. That the offlco of Governor of this Commonwealth having beon vacated by the death of John W. Rllis, and by the active treason to the Union of b'? constitu tional successor, acting Coventor Clark , Marblo '"ash Tay lor bo hereby appointed uud declared provisional Gover nor of North Carolina. 3. That tho const! tuti< nof the State and itsamendmonts. > together with the statutes and laws thereof, an contained In the Revised Codo pnt in operation January 1, 18f>8, be declared continued in full forco: also,* ch subsequent act* of the General Assembly as wcro not adopted in con tra vent Ion of tho national constitution or in derogation of II* authority. 4. lit. -it tlie ordinance or tho Convention which assembled at Raleigh on the 201 li of May last proclaiming the seces sion of this Common w< a'th fr rn the federal Union, suel> Fee F*inn being legally Impossible, i* of no force or effect;, a <! said ordiMineo, t ^ 'tlier with all other ordinance* ami acts of wi'd Convention or of the Ger ral Assembly m i !, ai d done in pur- 'Ht.c of tho treasonable orposea of tb" ? i*- i.'huiib a^'an gt i ho Union, is hereby declared null a >d void. ft. 'II a , whereon, It 1a desirable that this State shall be rr;.n s -ul u in tlie fedi r?l < "tigress and maintain her due riirht in ihe councils rf tlie Union; therefore, the Provi sional Governor be directed hereby to order social elec tion-', in accordance with chapto" fly of the R vised Code, es 1 i as practicable and expedient, .n any district or districts now unrepresented; nnd In view of the preva lence of armcl r hellion and disorder in many portions of this Commonwca h, the Ooreri or i* hereby directed to is';ue his certificate of oVclion or* n pi ? "dilation of such evidence as Kliall satisfy Inn of tlie fact of an election. fl. That the Governor bu authorized unit empowored to fill such official vacancies bv temporary appointm-nts. and to do such acts as in the exorcise of a sound discretion he may deem expedient for tho safety and good order of the State. The Convention was adjourned subject to be reatsem blod upon the call of the President. Governor Taylor haa 'ssued his proclamation, ordering an election for the Se cond Congressional district, to be held on Wednesday, the 27th mutant. IMPORTANT FROM BALTIMORE. Seizure of Miller's Hotel and All It? Con tents? Kebel Alatl Arrangements Broken tip, &?? Bjtr.TiMORg, Nov 20, X8fll. Som-whit of a sensation was produced this morning In the w stern soction of the city by the I'ro von t Marshal sending a large force of police to Millor's Hotel, Oornar of German and Paca streets, and seizing the whole estab lishment and all its contents, Including a large n'tmber of horses, tho contents of the barroom , safe and vault. Tho object of this movement is said to bo to prostrate the mail arrangements of the rebel sympathizers hero. It is sup posed that from this hotel there lias been regular com m mi Icat ion kept up by teams to West River, aud thenc0 to Virginia. The proprietors of the hotel have not been suspected generally, and are regarded tut loyal men; but it is sup' posed that certain employes or lodgers have h;<o receiv ing and transmitting lotter* forward to Secessia. A number of letters were seized, but have not yet been examined Two parties ? William Hart and John Earl? were arrested. The nature of tho evidence against tbem to mat known. The State Inebriate Asylum. UiNoarirroa, N"V. 20, 18M. Ttie toaugural of the Pre-uient elect of tbo .V-* ,or>t Suite Inobi late Asyiim, Dr. Valentine Mou,wus del v eroit to-i!ay in the Presbyterian church, Hng ian.ton, Chancellor Walworth in tbo chair. The services of tho occasion were conducted by Rev, Cliarle* ltoirdinan, D. D. The progress of the bwMfug is satisfactory. Al ready nci ly five thouseint o.'i'lic..ti?n* have been made for admission. In six nuniiia tii ? b-.il tmxs aie expected to bo in eonditi"n to receive tho patient*, if sufficient fund* are received rotn the friends of the appli.aata for admiHSioBi

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