Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 7, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 7, 1862 Page 1
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TH WHOLE NO. 9249. > _ 1KPCETAHT FECM POET ROYAL ; ARRIVAL OF TIIE VAHDERBILT. > BATTLE OF PORT ROYAL FERRY. 'DECISIVE UNION VICTOET. s Sharp Skirmishing and Flight | of the Rebels. The "Seceshers" Destroy their Fortifications and Give Up their Position. Noble Condnet of the New York Seventy-ninth end the Michigan Eighth. i A FLAG OF TRUCE FROM THE REBELS. Names of the Commanders and Trqops Engaged, Ac., Ac., Ac. By the arrival of the United States steam transport Vanderbilt. Captain Lefevre, from Port Royal, yesterday, we are put in j-ossesaion of some particulars of the battle of Beaufort Ferry, Port Royal, which will be porused s with interest by those who wish success to the cause of the Union. The result of the engagement at Beaufort has been an overwhelming defeat of the rebels, who became seized with a panic when confronted by 'Yankee." bullets and "Yankee" steel. Below we give ail the particulars that could be gleaned about the battle. * The Vanderbilt left Port Royal on the 3d inst.,and arrived in this harbor a little after nine o'clock yesterday . morning. She was detained in the snow storm for some time, ana consequently did not reach the Battery until nearly one o'clock. She brings 3,697 bales of Sea Island cotton consigned to Colonel Tompkins, United States Quartermaster, and also the result of the battle. THE BATTLE NEAR PORT ROYAL FERRY. Tho battle of Port Royal Island took placo on New Year's Day. It was brought about from the fact that a , week or ten days previous tho United States steamboat Mayflower, while on a reconnoissuuce and inuking a cirk cult (f Port Royal Isiund, was fired upon by a reboI battery, and ono man killed. For this insult Gen. Sheimon, acting in concert with Commodoro Dupont, planned tho expedition which has proved a complete success to our arms and a discomfiture to the rebels. A1 ter the defeat of the rebels at Hilton Head they re. treated 10 rort itoyai sorry, ana mere, strongly lorunou and Intrenched, they awaited an attack from the federal * troops. COMPOSITION OP TDK EXPEDITION. The military portion of tho oxiicdition consisted of Gen. Stevens' brigade, namely?tho Roundhead regiment, Col. Lcasuro; Eighth Michigan, Col. F<ntnn; Fiftieth Pennsylvania, Col. Christ, and tho Seventy-ninth. New York, M^jor Morrison, together with the Forty-seventh New York, Col. Frazior, and tho Forty eighth New York, Col. k Perry, the entire force.being under the command of Gen1.1. Stevens. The naval portion by the gunboats Pembina, Seneca, Ellen and Ottawa, all under the command of Capt. Raymond Rogers, of the (lagship Wabash. MOVEMENT OF THE TROOPS. The troops wero marched from Beaufort, during the Slat or December, to the mouth of Brick Yard creek, within i which had been prepared Ante and Other boats for the transportation of Gen. Stevens'command. They crossed ? early on New Year's morning, having accomplished the passage by eight A. M. They hud then somo four or Ave miles to march before reaching Port Royal Ferry. The Ottawa and the Pembina were meanwhile delayed by the state of the tide at or near the mouth of the creek, one of them getting aground. A delay also oc carred in the movements of tho troops, owing, it i* stated, to a misapprehension by Colonel Fenton of the ( orucrs issucu iJ? uiui, nun uwiay, uuwuvcr, will iiui. v light, and occasioned no serious inconvenience. The Seneca. In this time, bad |*rformed hor portion of thfl task, tired into Poyd's Neck in nn alarming manner, and afterwards, in conjunction with the Ellen, shelled the work at Seabrook, a mile or two to the west of the fkrry THE ADVANCE OF THE TROOP*. The troops under General Stevens advanced towards the principal battery (at the ferry) in advonco of the gunbi ats, and on the way a skirmishing took place that till longer Impeded him. A force, judged by General Stevens to bo about oae thousand strong, was posted in some woods on his right, and the drst knowledge he obtained of its existence was by a flrtng from a light bat terjr. A part (at least half) of the Michigan Kighll) wae deployed an skirmishers, to ascertain moro particularly the position and strength of this hatlrry, and <1es| He Its tiring advanced to within a hundred yards of It, acting ^ with great coolness and courage, and succeeding entirely In discovering the position of the'guns,and also in drawing a heavy fire from a body of infantry. Having thus accomplished their ob,cct, they retired as skirmishers rapidly, but in complete ovder. THE MUS^lilTO FI.VIET OPEN FIRE. The Ottawa and Pcinbina, being in rsnge of the ferry opened fire upon It with such eifeet that if any force re maiued until then in tho buttery It was driven out lielore I our troops arrived. they boh g no completely bewildered < aa not to attempt to come from under cover of the woods, nor eyeu attempting to offer *uy furthor opposition to the advance of our troops. Some nine or ten of the Slicing, n rjgitnent were wounded in tlio skirmish, Intituling Major Watson. One of the wounded has since died. 0 AI.LANTKY OK TDK KKW YORK IUOIII. ANPKRS. TJe Seventy-ninth New York waa heio ordered to rJflTi on and enter tho fort, wtiteh they did in the most oruurly and brave manner, bnl on reaching the fort found it entirely desertod?nil the guns, eveept one twelve loundcr, having been removed. When the Union regiments were in possession of tlie fort, th? gunboats were signalized, and they Immediately i closed In, inorder to cover our troops; and tliey at once commenced the deal Miction of the Sort, The gi n waa secured, the battery leveled, *< mo remains of eainp equipage. tents, Ac.. were demolished, mid two buddings, used lor military purposes by the rebels, wore b irmd. The rebels seeing this, and evidently milicpallug im advance of our torcu, sot lire to numerous other bull lings. HKttKL nmriCAflOlM PKMOblWtKP. , < a mall l<Tte of Puionmis alto crossed lf> Seabrook, tindar e. vor of tli? riii b of tho genera am! l llni, awl completely demolished tho fortification tl.oic bat it w.*a deserted beiotc our troop* arrived. At night our whole loroo wu* at Port t'oynl Forry, completely cowed by the guna of our lour men of war. 'i Itejnt ult to the May How or wasaultnbly punched, aid in lire morning our lorcus wore rotnov <1 to Por t Koya' Island. Not a man iw? aii.t tar toe I n ion cole during their with drawal. run tiKouit apht or rntc UKat ot!o>8. Port Royal Inland, on which Ue.uilort Is situated, in i thirteen niilc? long and t even tnllc* w do,ami i* formed by the Rroad river oil tie we* urn atdoatid the Port Hoy a' on the eastern shore. These are oonnnetod at tho norfti ' of the leiiind liy tho Coo*aw river; and l.ho Port Royal Uaeli , whleh Is really only a strait, Ion.* it* name in Us j upper portion, and I* called Uriel-yard ere- It. Pppu te j the ioiirtinti of I he !l oad . nd tlie i ' eaw ' P. ?v?! TCei it To th- north of Port Royal Island I* the inai < Inn'.ami honi Ic If-way between tho two point* where the < * iw h teip?et* the llroad and the Port Royal (or Prlekynr l nrrk) i* I ert Royal ferry, diatant ten in ,.-s the jtlaod fTttn pea tort. A correct appriIxi.skn of the I ge'Vrai 1 y of I he e. r l: y in ntCCMAry I ten ,or Jntell'fh 1 L>a tuiy account of Iho light. a E NE REBEL TROOPS ENGAGED. Ftrigndier General Hue; Gregg. Brigadier GeueraJ Pop*. TROON. Smith Carolina German Artillery, Battery A, Captain Kinapanx. South Carolina German Artillery, Buttery B. South Carolina I irst Artillery, ODkmel lie Sauieure. South Carolina Firat regiment, Colonel Gregg. Fonth Carehna Fourth regiment, Colonel Sloan. 8ntith Carolina Ninth regiment, Colonel Blending. South Carolina Twelfth regiment, Colonel Dunovant. Soulh Carolina regiment, Colonel J. L. Orr. South Carolina Fifteenth rogtment, Colonel Be Sauesure. THE A ION TROOPS ENGAGED. The following ie a list of the oflicera engaged in thia novement:? coior andino omca. Jrigadier General ISAAC 1. STEVENS. MATT. tPRietaut Adjutant General..Capt. Stevens (son of Gen.) trs't. Quartermaster General.Captain Wra. Lilley. last. Commissary General..Captain L. A. Warfield. lurgeon Dr. George S. Kemblc. THE UOUNDHKA1) HKGIMENT OP PENNSYLVANIA. loionol Dan'l. Lcasure, Newcastle. ..e itcnuut Colonel James A. Ekin, Elizabeth. d<tjor J. Armstrong, Washington. Idjutrnt W. H. Power, Darlington. iuartermaeter A. 11. Leslie, Newcastle. urgeon Fred. H. Gross, Pittsburg. Vs.slstunt Surge n Horace Ludlngton. napiam Kev. K.A.Hrowne, N'castle. iergeant Major Pavid Critchlow. JoapiUl Steward 8. K. Norgrave, Pittsburg. Captains. "ompany A TerapleUn.Wash'gton. Company B Dawson, N.Wilm'gtcn. lumpuny C Cornelius, Portersville. Company D Shurlock, Darlington. 'ompuny E ??Bent ley, Harlansburg. kunpany K Cline, Princeton. Company G :.. Brown,Ileniiersonville. 'ompany H Moore, New Castle. 'ornpanv I Squires, New Castle. 'onipany K Van Gorder, N'castle ' mpany I Tick, Servickly. Onipany M Lackey, Washington. FIFTIETH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS. Colonel '.B. C. Cbrists. .lieutenant Colonel Thomas S. Brenthnllz. 1 ajor Edward Overton, Jr. Dljutant J. A. Kogcm. Quartermaster Alfred Jones. lurgeon Daniel M. Kibben. tsstataut Surgeon Joseph P. Vickeru. Jiupluin ?. Captains. Company A Jeremiah Brandt. Company H Hervey Herman. .'onipany C Daniel F. Burkert. Company D Cordon'/. Dirnmock. .'onipany E Win. F. Diebl. ?'ompany V Adolpbus W. Bolerius. Company <5 Wm. H.Telford. rompony H Charles I arker. 'onipany I Samuel F. Bossard. 'ompauy K jRmcs B. Ingham. EIGHTH MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS. Colonel William M. Kenton. ..ieutenant Colt not Frank Craves. If.ior . Amasa It. Watson fmoriaPv wounded). Adjutant tw .David B. Harbaugb. }n;;rtet muster Asa Gregory. Surgeon H. B. Shank. tspistnnt Surgeon S. B. WcKster. liaplain .William Mahcn. ,'uarternuifcter Sergeau WT.. .J. B. Fentou. Xonmissary Sergeant EliasU. Williams. Captains. ompany A Simon C. Guild. 'unpany D Gilbert E. I'ratt. initially C Ralph Ely. 'om|>any D Benjamin B. Church. impany E Mat how Elder. Vimjiany F Walbridge. "ouipany G E. W. I,yon. Company H A. B. Turner. iftmpany 1 J. L. Quackcnbush. Company K John Pieruuu. SEVENTY-NINTH NEW YORK STATE MILITIA. Ifajor Commanding David Morrison. mutant I.awrenco Biatlie. iuartcrmaster ??. kirgoen n .James E. McDonald. issit-lant Surgeon lienry ileflfion. Chaplain Rev. Mr. Rizcr. lorgeant Miyor R* bert Armour. Cumjxiny f^eadert. ""ompany A First I .lent. John Falconer. Company B Brevet Lieut. John Windsor. rompuny C First Lieut. Wm. Simpson. >inpany D Captain John Moore. Ompany K Brcv. 2d Liout. G. Hamilton. >>mpnny F Captain Robt. McNle. ompany G Brevet 2d Lieut. K. Gllmoro. ""ompany H Brevet 2d ljeut. A. Graham. Company I , Act. Cnpt. Lieut. W. Elliott. 'ompany K Second lJeuI. W. T. Lusk. ? FOKTY-PKVENTH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS. .lain, ia>iiinri winmauuiiig. ..mmrn i,. eraser. dajor Daniel Uoyd. tdjiitant E. U. Cox. )uurtermaHlcr U. C. Gingham. 'ay master Fred. A. Siwyer. 'ommisMu y O. B. Van Hrunt. Surgeon W. V. While. iKeiHlaut Surgeon W. 11 Tanner. Tint.l.iin Rev. Joshua Butts. torgeant Ma|or O. Greenville. juurtermaater Sergeant J. Audert-on. bin aHmry Sergeant E. 11. Brown. Wlor Serg ants I). Simpson k G. F. Stephen*. , loapital Steward F. Pendleton. Captains. 'otnpany A A. R. Nlcholaon. 'oinpany B*. S. G. Johuami. 'otnpany C J. Noble Warren. 'oinpany B J. 1,. Smith. 'ompnnv F Ueorgu Tucker. 'otnpany F R. George Newell. "otnpany G Churlcfi A. Moore. iuniwny H Uent. Oim'ng J. J. O'Malley. 'oni| auv I.. i'avid Allen. jompany K J. H. Reynold. FOKTY-EIU11TH NEW YORK VOI.lNTKKRS. 'olonel J 'tneeH. Perry. .in'itenant Colonel William H. Barton. K^jor Oliver 1 Beard. tdjutant Anihouy W. Uoodalc. ). arterniaetor Irving M. Avery. turgoon A. Perry, M. P. IsMrtar.t Surgeon J. Mullord, M. 0. feifUi w. p. StrieklnnI, D. D. ergeuil Major Samuel H. Moser. Captains >>mpanv A...., I.. H. I/*nt. Company B K. K. Travis. "oinpany V Jan. Farrell. Company I) I?. C. Ktmwlof. 'oui, nny K W. B. (Van. 'nipany F J. M. Green. oinpany ( A. Klmendorf. oiii -iiuy 11 l?. W. Strickland. otnpany I J.G. Ward. Join puny K H. J. Foster. PKRTClt OF GENERAL HT EVENS. General Isaac Ingalls Stevens, better known as Gnvor tor Stevens of Washington lerrltcry, was, up to the time )f his Joining the Second brigade of the Souths a uxpedi,l<n, under General Sherman, the eorrrmandor of the einnanlof the giillant Seventy-ninth Highlanders, moot if the officers of whirh have been until very recently iriaoncrw in the South. He is about forty Ovfl years of ice, and was horn in An do v or, Mass. He entered the Military Academy at West Point in the year Is."!ft. Ho rradualnd at that Institution as the first scholar of his lass, slaixliiig so high above all ethers thai tt is said hero were fifteen degrees between himself and the -adet mil in rnr.k. His high rank was attained witliout emnrkahle labor, ft>r he learned a'most by intuition?a single reading ?f the most abstruse pro|s*i. tfon in mathematics bring sullicient to enable him o master it. I'pon leaving West feint, In July, 1831), he >vas appointed a Sec md I try tenant of the Engineer cnr|?> mil was for several yearnccnpioycd in superintending the onstructton of scarcest forliftoallotis, cr.o of which was ;he lm)HTtirr.t fort war Jticksport, fijion the Pouobscot iter. !u July, 1840, he -ras pnauotod to a Ktrst I.loulennnry, and in 1M7 and 184V Imj was the Adjutant of iho nrps. Upon the breaking out of the war with Mexico Lieutenant Stevens served i n tbo personal stnir of General Scott, and vas in all the bailies on tlie plains of Mcxioo. His hold reeonnotssanoos, pei sonal gallantry atul .I*, rjmrnl L nii-a' ei'ff of Hie or,?n 10 e* of war all raroil lha attention ?f his general, wltnepokcof him as -the in at promising oflicer of bis ago." He war brev. toil 'plain, commission dating August 20,1847,an<l Major September 13,1847, for gallantry in Uio haul** rera>, t "her ubusco mid Cluipti]ie|?i . niirt In the last .bat. lie, viz.?the ,'iitiik on Pan CVrme pate, rootiv >d a revero gunshot wound in the foot, fe rn ehieh he Stl'l suffers. llo assisted in the United Plate* ConMl Survey of U?e Atlantic ntn.j MW.mihI when lienor*! Picrco beta Mo Preaiileut he wad dat ed In charge of the pacific Kulln*<l survey. In IK5J ie resigned hla <onr rltea with Iho nrntv on b-u.g.ap. minted ton crn< r of Wu&uii.gtuii T? ri iu ry and it < ' < ii 'ummirai' tier of tm'tnn Affairs. flov rnor Stevens' in i ir Willi IH Indlnrm nro rornrdn ?>l Hip anility dnrH g bit d 'liniwradon or those nidii >. In lit? lie was rati ml r n rte fntn to CorpTffF. Ho * ? thatrmnn if i!>n iwvl !'i;'Mpn fttoeulfvc '"ommtltee in llir Pro* dein i:i| nmfa yn of Ibid, and nliloii'li Hum ilttdmatoly * .< i.di-d Willi Hie -mtthern lender*, lift w?* n v r 1 n i h. ,r Irerm nnhle council*, and i tho llr.-t d.i . ua Inn of ret (wo iil? i.i be openly denounced lUeui. li.bjii.i W YO NEW YORK, TTJESDA macy and influence with Preaideut Buchanan enabled him quietly to perform what was perhapa the most important service of his life. He urged upon the President the prompt diimiMi of Floyd and Thompson from the Cabinet, and pressed him to trust to the counsels of General Scott. He was, during the winter, In daily consultation with officer? the army in relation to the defences of the city of ingle ' exercised a controlling influence overt n these acts he deserves the gratitude of the cot , no less than those other noble demo* ci uIr, Holt and Stanton. At the close of the seeston of Congress Governor Stevens proceeded to Washington Territory, and while In the remotest part of that Territory heard of the attack on 8umter. He instantly offered his services to the governmant, and left for the city or Washington, determined to light fer the Union,even In the ranks. Although a mere colonelcy was offered him, hi# brilliant recounoissance st Lcwinsvillo, where he acted as Brigadier General, the safe retiring of bis command from a superior force, and the engineering works bo has erected near the Chain Bridgo, show that his field of labor was not limited by his rank. IMPART INT CDftM UfCQTCDM WIDfMWIA IIVII VII I nil I | llVlfl TTLVIILIII1 VIIIUIMIII* Sharp Fight with Rebels at Knntersville. The Rebels Defeated, with a Loss of Eighty Killed and Wounded, Ac., Ac., Ac. Cracunuii, Jan. 0,1862. A special despatch to tho Gazette from Huttonsvitle, Virginia, says that an expedition, consisting of 400 of tho Fifth Ohio, 300 of the Second Virginia, and forty of Brocken's cavalry, which was sent out by Oeneral Milroy to attack Huntersville, was a complete success. They attacked the enemy on Saturday morning, consisting of 400 cavalry and 350 militia. After skirmishing an hour the enemy retired with a loss of 80 killed and wounded. On our side none were lost. $80,000 worth of army stores aud clothing were captured and destroyed. ClNHNTtATt, Jan. 6,1862. The Cemmerrial's despatch from Hutlousviils says that Huntersville was a depot for supplies in Western Vir' ginia. Their cavalry were armed with Sharp's carbines, and attacked us two miles from Huntersville. We drove them from point to point. Finally they beat a hasty retreat out of town as we charged through itTheir supplies, consisting of 360 barreis of flour, 300 salted beeves, 3,000 pounds of salt, largo quantities of sugar, colfee, rice, bacon and nrmy clothiug, worth from tweuty-tlvo to thirty thousand dollars, were entirely destoyed. Wo captured a large number of Sharp's carbiues, sabres and pistols. Tho Stars and Stripes were loft floating over tho Court House. Our troops returned to Huttonrville in One spirits. CHIEF OFFICERS OF TROOPS ENGAGED. TIia fnllnwincr fnrm t ho fiUtl' ill' Uia C'iimmiLniluiif <imicral and the Hold officers of the regiments engaged ia the skirmish at Buntersville:? COMMANDING OFFH'ER. Brigadier General H. H. MiLUOY. Slaf. Assistant Adjutant General. .Captain W. G. George. Aid Lieutenant Zcb. Baird. FIFTH OHIO YOIXNTKKH8. Colonel 8. H. Dunning. Lieutenant Colonel I. H. Patrick. Major William Guslctll. SECOND VIRGINIA VOI.CNTEER3. Colonel John W. Moss. Lieutenant Colonel . Major Owens. cavalrt. Independent Cavalry Company of IwAtena: Captain Bracken. General Milroy was formerly Colonel of the Ninth Indiana Volunteers, and served with General McClellan during his brilliant campaign in Western Virgiuia. lie has since served under General Koseerans and Reynolds, with great credit to both himself and his State. OUR FIRST SNOW STORM. Nlelgltlng In the Central Park, on the Avenues and Other Pluce*??Bright-eyed Beauties, Snow-rlsd Streets and Tink IBFlgg DCtll IH6 V1MVI WB BHV aSUBKB BUI ?drnl? of tile Storm?Tile Day In Brooklyn. Ac. Snow began to fall at about one o clock yesterday morning, and continued until tlie ground was covered to four or tlvo inches in dopth. It having frozen quite hard for time time before, the ground was prepared to rci oive its fleecy burthen, and the snow lay slumbering upon its bed until morning began to gleam in the horizon, when it was disturbed by the unceasing traffic of life. At a late hour on Sunday nirht there was no appearance whatever cf the pure white goddess which comes to adorn this nether sphcie, and people retired to rest little thinking that their vision would he met with such a visiter on arising in the morning. The merry tinkling of the sleigh bells, however, saluted their ears on awaking, and the really of slow-e,la?l housetops, streets and avenues, with nifilBed milkmen wreathed in snow flakes, assured i hem that the first snow storm of 1S62 had been ushered in > Visions of sleighing careered in fleecy cloud.- I hp ' gh the brains of the littlo ores, and they clapped their ha ids w ith childish glee as ihoy leci'ivod the acsuraaeo of ate gh ride* during the day. Ami these (v.neetat ions worn not doomed to disappointment; for the snow continued to fall during the entiro morning with greater or less strength' and sufficient to guarantee u good day 's sport. The main portion of the city which was taken i# by the votaries to this pleasure was,cf course, the Central Vark, and thither hundreds, nay thousands, of sleighing parlies, on pleasure intent, sleighed their way. The different drives of the Park were erowdod with tbcM WW.U fit id thr> Hfi'iiiMil thn time, \wmh a uucnliurlv rn livening and agreeable one The purlin* win-ajipearad upon the ground, m?st ol whom wore lad lis, were o| quite a aelcct charactor, and sleigh* of all c lor* nnd alornmenta whirl, d through the *n-.w with their procioi'j and beautiful freight*. Tho marry tinkling of the bell, reverberated musically through the Mow-clad c1< II* of tha Park,and the glittering whiten. *a of every olpect the warm breath of the f? anting steed* a* it circl?l th;ou,,li the freezing atmoaphero, tho mutlled form* of the liaud lomi' young lad.e* n* they r.hattnd mthuitaatcaily in tho whirl of the advance, formed a d.lghtfill scene of enchantment which *h..uld le seeti to bo appreciated. There were einglc burred Klolglu, two hoiaed elidgh* and four horsed elclgha, all careering (ovl. ally through the anew, with their burthetia of touching countenances and healthful lit alio*, (he hollo* ard b<au lie* of the city turned out In aa large force a* wo have yet con them, and fifth avenue wa* represent!) I with ad lla "pomp and circumstance." On the different avenue railroad lines four horse* warr put to each car, and then moved but quite clow'y on their trip ;. Home of the river steamlw.afs were detained for * "hurt time; hut no acridents whatever are 1*5101 tod. file river being Hooded with lee, awl it inowirv; quttn hard during the morning, the Hlnton Islahd feryh. a?s wor# f r ? me short space of tlm.., hut ran ax *1 dortng the afl. r.iooi . Tue train* of the Hudson Hivor Killrond w> rtau . d I ?... I. .ml,, ,r ? m il > uow fall* In New York, ar r nvi'tor nf roiirm* il n!*?> I nil* In Brooklyn; mii<I the tiUzriw 11 tli-l fly arc uprnuo -em*- t on the piroruiil' ?i"iij!iii i; tu, \'e?i'e. tin finthimli nveino. Myrtle aretnie. urn li r u>urier> wlier "?in ircnn vi'ic ate, ' thaternoni v i-ianbritliiint.n*

, m ; In we I I' ex " i'il, nnd la>t niflit linn-ww ? i If llMffenlMil hi I Mill wl li 1 . i , i i,r .I.IIM !(? ' II.ill MM.: I< ! ? '* I" I ' ! Ml I; - li-., -,| n inhere, nil.I II" nhlvti liennlles glrrlmt tlnnr li>- .i ts' rontent a* tlmy were bnraa over ilie wide nod m.r m:?. on tlm >i i .0:1 ol'nlfht oxcuriili'ii* i n (Hlanil. Kix/in. bio purtle* are Inaiiniiratrd ?t the hov e* on ;lie Inn uatiratlun of fJie (iourmir n| UIh cuikiiiii M-VI-'N W ,i ; ij.i Tie ill-hi'tn'11 n of II11 i.i.v'iim mil , e r took | In o ir> Jay. Kx <!o\ erpivi" Band !1, en i-ctii t ..Hi-iiii ,n nn1 . -Wu 1 ti .1- oil. 1, 1 l pariinfr. Il? '.van |o|lo?l h / > ii. >imv< y ill * few Itf I 11' 1 l| i .1 ks. RK H Y, JANUARY 7, 1862. WORTANT FROM THE UPPER POTOMAC. THE REBELS 8HEUIHG BAICOCK, IS. RRUIFORCEHENTS FOR THE [?N TROOPS. WE REBELS COMPELLED TO RETIRE, kc>) k(i| lie. Fhcdkhick. Md., Jon. 0,1882. Advices from Hancock, Md., show Oen. Lander's arrival lliere; also that Ueu. Jackson, with a la rite force, and oae twenty-four and two twelve pounders, appeared opposite Hancock, and threatened to shell out our troops unless they evacuated. Gaii. Lander gave them a fitting response. 1key commenced shelling, which continued up to the l*t?t advice* last night, doing little injury to tho town and none to our troops. At an early hour this morning the Third brigade left ' tore for Hancock, leaving the Forty sixth Pennsylvania afcWVUamsport. The rest of the division are under preparatory orders, I are complete, and they are awaiting tho order to march. Pourr or Rocks, Jan. 6,1862. Jackson, the rebel, summoned General Lander yesterday to surrender or he would bombard Hancock. Gene, ral Lander took no notice of his summons or his (lag cf trace. The rebels then bombarded Hancock, Injuring some buildings and souding one shell through the hotel. Our artilhry replied, compelling them to retire. Thoy also set Ore to the Cacapon bridge and destroyed it. The communication ia still interrupted with Cumber land. A section of Knapp's artillery have gone to Huucuck. Our loss In men,if any, is unknown. Bodies of the enemy havo boon observed moving up tho rtver for somo days at this point. Colonel Geary arrived here from Frodcrick to night. The rebels have six pieces of cannon. Fkbubriok, Md., Jan. 3,1862. To-day General Banks aud stall", accompanied by their ladies, look a special train hence und joined theVico President and family at tho junction. They proceeded thence to Bandv Hook. At the Point of Rocks a national salute was Qrcd by Captain Knnpp's battery, attached to Colonel Geary's command. After reaching Sandy Hook the party proceeded to tho Maryland Heights, where, on arriving at the battery, they wcro entertained by an exhibition of shelling out a picket station between Harper's Ferry nnd Bolivar, whore tho Union residents were stopped in their intercourse with each ether. Tho party then returned to thin city. To-night a general invitation was issued for c/Deere and citizens to call on the Vice President nnd ladies at Gen. Basks headquarters. From seven to ten o'clock, not. withstanding a heavy fail of snow, several hundred ladies and gentlemen paid their respects to Mr. Hamlin, his lady, daughter and several other ladies. Tho excellent Used or the Ninth Now York regiment were present aud performed several of their best pieces. Tho Vice President and his retinue took lodgings at the United Stales Hotel .and will return to Washington in tbo morning. The great feature of to-day was tho insinuation of the newly elected ollicers of Columbia Lodge No. 68, of Freo aari Accepted Masons. A procession was formed at tho lodge, consisting of sevoraUuiudred resident and visiting Htsens (the latter being composed principally of otliccrs of all grades and privates from tho ariny), headed by tho band of the Second Massachusetts regiment. After passing through nomo of the principal sticels the body pro' aieded to the Lutheran churth, where the following oid4ar? were installed for tho ensuing your?George 3. Wil%fd, W. M ; Herman C. Keillor,S. W.: Gideon Rantz, J. W.: Henry Golrtenberg, Secretary, and John B. Ovcton, Measurer. An eloquent and interesting Masonic address was delivered by Rev. Brother Quint, Chaplain of the Se?Md Massachusetts. At threo P. M. tbo body adjourned Uf the nilllfnnse, where a sumptuous repast was prepared, alter a discussion of which a series of regular 'lewt*. mostly of J'gametic diameter. were drank. Your corresponded feels compelled to acknowledge the courtesy of tho Committee of Arrangements by a special invitation; and a toast nnd remarks eulogistic or tho press, which wore happily responded to by Capt. Foulk, of Pittsburg. The day whs one of unal'oyed pleasure and will long be remembered in the annals of masonry in Froderick. Gen. Banks was prevented from participating in the affair by tbu arrival of Vice President Hamlin. rne Wirt .usrilm nniiiourr u.e <111117 isuoia, uuu una disposed of ninny important cifrii. On the occasion of General Banks' New Year n reception, the Court paid their respects to him in full uniform, forming a striking feature of the day. The General complimented them upon the faithful and rapid execution of their arduous duties, ami Intimated an intention of continuing Ihem permanently for Ihc dixie ion. The military telegraph bus been completed to Momriey, with a branch to Willlamsport. Messages huvo been sent from Cincinnati to Alexandria on a single circuit. Refugees continue to arrive here from Virginia by way of Harper's Ferry, Williams'<>rt and Hancock, and afier a preliminary examination horn are sent on to Washington. This morning a gentleman arrived hero from the south with a large package of letters to various persons in the North, moat of which were unobjectionable in their character. General Shields, Senator MrDougall and he I n Ion. CARD FROM GRtKKAL SHIEI.D8. to tux kpitor of Tine sat num two nrixstin Fat Fiuxnsm, D c. 8, lkdl. Since my return to the State, a few days ago, my attention has been called to the following paragraph, which seems to havo gone tho rounds of the pnpois in my absence:? gbtfimi. emri.ns. Senator McDougall. ol California, made a speeeh at Jarkaunvllle, HPnels, l?l< ly. and the Jacksonville Journal, In a sketch ?f bis remarks, aaya:?'"The spen'e ' referr -d to an Interview between himself i.nd General Shields, In San Krsnoben, in tin fall of IHOO, which slews that Shields was rn sled 111 Hie a'-vassien movement at thai l rne, mid vislicd < si fnrnla I" further Its Interests, and tried to induce tho *j eukcr to Join his fortunes wllh It." This parngrapli, short as it la, contains three separate and distinct falsehoods?-'flint Shields was enlisted in tho socawieR niovomeiits at lhat time'* (or at any other tnno) is falsehood No. 1. "That ho visited Califoi a 1 to fut titer its Intareatr'fhlsehood No. 2. "That he trlod to iuduco the R|ieakcr (Senator Mci'ougollj to join bis fortunes with It," falsehood No. 3. If Senator McDougall Is correctly roporMd iu the above paragraph, it is only left for me to pronounce lum the author of a base lie ami a despicable calumniator. Your 1 obedient servant, JAMF8 SHI1LDS. CARD from senator U'llOCOALL. TO THB r.PltOS OF Till IIBRAIP. Attor Hum, Naw York, Jan. 6,1882. 1 am advised that a question has been made concerning ' a statement made by mo at Jacksonville, Illinois. Not 1 having the paper making that statement before me, I ion 1 only tiow repeal what I purposed to state at Jacksonville. 1 Wlat I then intended to nay was mni nr. games mucins. > in the foil of 1*10, stated to me at San Franeisco, ('alitor nla. that he approv-d tlio seresnlon or tho fjouibt rn (cotton) siato* ; that ha thought they had .pint cause for MI can-|ofi . that tho Ho.ith liatl both tha will and the power pi achieve success, and that it was sound policy to favor them. If it la supposed that in dtncliaigmg my ofll< ial doty aa a Senator of tho Tutted Slatea, in acting upon tho iininiualton of Mr shield* aa a brigadier genoal. I can he Influenced by menace, I truat thai all auch hope* will provo unfounded. J A. Mi IKlL'tiAIX. Deatr active Kire In Philadelphia. Pimtnat hiu , Jan. 6, 1802. A deatrnctlve Are took place thia afternoon in tlie boattiasa portion or the city, which threatened at one t-me serious results; but through the energies of the firemen and tho power of the steam (ire englnoa the flames were flayed, after causing a loss of $75 000. The fire hitko out in tho largo warehouse Mo. 45 Fourth afreet, aboye Chestnut, which waa occupied by 1 (I. W. fowls, wholesale druggist, being cointiymloated to tho lloor by the upsetting of a stove, and the floor being saturated I' ovacniial oils instantly took fire, the flames ascending fr in story to story with furious rnplditv, which w?ro enrooruged by ibu inflammable nature of the c ait nts, and soon burst fn m the roof and spread to the adjoining 1 litinduiir?No. 4fl, occupied by Wm. Mann, stationer and in in .mi ii':i.l blai.k bonk)-, ivii'l No. 47, Oi uplcd bvJ. . Del.tcroix, r.u jiet d iilor, ?n?l J. Mile* k Son, boot iind ! *h<m maiinlnntitror*. Thn i ntiro Interior of |yi>w|M' warnIvan* w.i* dmroyod, i'iily ilm whIIh lminn loll ?ur,dmg. Ihn uiijwi Moriea and back forlKiti of the lower ulnrlo* of Mann'* building were burned. Tlie lorAc* arc c*tlmaic<t !?? IlllltW* <4, W. l<*tvta' low, $26^000? Insured for $15,000 m the (nmmorrial liwtu'aixw ( m|umy of ill * i iy, Northern jt*,-. ratten t"'iiit?niy of lintidun, :unl Wiishinntoti Iohiir. i'i* ('"iii|KUijr <' I'rovrlclirc, H !., each fur $u .i On. Wm. Mann * l< a* ni u ly to.oon, mat red lur (.10.000 in tlio Kuyal In-iiraiu e Cumii u f, Utrerpi ul. J. T. I*'1 icrofi'a lout $.*,,000 by w.iier. Mile* Arv on> nearly $10,000; fully in mil In thin cliy W niilwatyl it Co.. libitum Pst*, jj.OOO i<?g |>y waUl , and li.n'ioir^lini". Tlw it ?u i itiln are Hi - owner* of'B Ac Man a bnl li f, and Uit in tl fi r } i',000. * fb< t-?- woiu vui iwwtt viUut- wanna f minor Jrtj'orinnco. J^KAl NEWS FROM EUROPE. Arrival of the Bohemian at Halifax. FOUR DATS LATER INTELLIGENCE. The War Feeling Subsiding in England. Arrival of Rebel Envoys in Germany En Route to Paris and London. I NEWS FROM CHINA AND JAPAN, , &C., &C>| &c. Halifax, Jar. 6, 1862. The steamship Bohemian, from Liverpool on tho 20ih, via Ixjndonderry 011 the 27 th of December, arrived bore ut two o'clock this (Monday) afternoon. The dales por tne Bohemian aro four days later than th?so already received. The advices from America were unfavorably construed in lx>ndon,and the funds were drooping inconsequence. Tho English papers are still discussing the Trent affair in a hopeful view?that tho rebel commlssio'.'.ers will bo given up by tho Cabinet at Washington, and a war bo thus avertud. The English papers calculate on tho despatch of tho French government reaching Washington before Mr. Seward sends his reply to l.ord Lyons in regard to the demands of the British government. Tho papers express tho hope that the Freuch despatch will reach Washington in time to inliueiico tho reply of Mr. Seward. lie l/iouoil units nas it criucnun un ,-ecreuirj > im-e b financial report, and expatiates at soma length on lh0 extraordinary extension of tho borrowing system, do. claring that it cxcoeils anything in England's history. Pending tho receipt of news from America, in rosponso to the English ad vie s by the Etiropa, there is much speculation as to what decision the United States government will arrive at in regard to surrendering up Messrs. Slidoll and Mason. The result is being quietly awaited. The prevailing opinion, however, is iu tavor of peace. In Liverpool peaceful hopes preponderate, and cotton is rising. War risks at Lloyds have n downward tendency. A number of gunhonts had been ordered to tho Mersey. It is reported that tho frigato Aigiers has been stationed off tho Straits of Gibraltar to prevent tho passage of privateers. Tho frigates Liflby and Melpomene were to leave Gib raitar on tho 21st inst. fer America. Tho London and Liverpool markets were all closed in consequence of the holidays. There had only boon ono day's business done sinco tho sailing of tho Asia, on Tuesday, when 1,(,00 bales of cotton were Rolil iu tbo Liverpool market, half of which was sold on speculation lit J^d. a Jfd. advance. The Manchester market also exhibited a corresponding improvement. . > There was nothing doing In the brcadstuffa, provision or produce markets, which would reopen on Friday, the 27th ultimo. Tho Bohemian report*:?On 2d January, in latitude 48 10 north, longitude 48 3.) west, exchanged colore w:th the American bark l'ctrea, bound west. January 3. at four A. M.. In latitude 47 10 north, longitudo 61 want < x changed night signals with n steumer, supposed to be the Jura, bound cast. Tho steamship City of Baltimoro, from New York, ar. rived at Liverpool on the 2Mb nit. The steamship North American, from Portland, arrivod at Liverpool cm the 25th ult. Tho steamship City of Manchester, from New York arrived at Liverpool ao the 24th ult. France. Tho Paris I'rrtte says that new Southern commissioners have arrived at sumo German port, and are now en roult to Paris and I/indon. It Is reported In Paris that tho Orleans Princes are to return to Europe forthwith. Franco is about to send reinforcements to the squadron off Mexico, and also to tho squadron off the northwestern coast of America. It is also rumored in Paris that a squadron of observed tion is to be scut to the eastern coast of America, under Admiral Renaud. Tho Paris Bourse closed fiat yesterday at 07f. 2">c for the rentes. Spain. 'PKn Wa.lrul |<1 II11V8 thftt Stlftill Ifi tO 8C1\<1 from nix to seven thousand men to Mexico, und that the Spanish squadron will sail in three divisions. Portugal. Lisbon, Dec. 26, 1S01. Great excitement in existing here in regard to the death of the late King. His body in to he disinterred and analyzed. Tlie public arc greatly stirred up in regard to the mattor, and troops are patrolling the streets. News from China and Japan. Lonuondrnny, Dec. 27, 1861. Advices from Canton, China, of the 15th of November say that Mr. nurliugume, the American Minister, had been well received there, and that he subsequently lefj for Shacghae, <n route to the capital. A few foreigners had been invited to visit TVktn. The rebels were near Kiugpoo, and tho inhabitants wero fleeing to Hhunghae, where ularm bail subsided. Hong Kow wus retried to be investod by the rebels. It was reported tlint the "Braves'" thoru had attacked foreigners in the streets and bouses, aud that placard* were JtOHlOtl up iniCUiennig llir canrpuucu ui mu r.uru- i peutis. News from Japan Is received. but It la unimportant. Financial anil Commercial N?wa> LONPON MONEY MAUKNT. Consols closod < n Thursday at 00% a 91% for money, but declined on Friday to 00*, n 90* tinder American a.l vice*. The we. kly return of the hank of Knglutid aliowa an Innrcase iu bullion of ?145,000. American stocks woro quiet and steady Thn lit Rl sales acre:?Illinois Central shares, 40% a 40% discount, trie Kailroud,24}t a2S*. LIVKRt'dOl. COTTON MARRKT. Tbe sales of three days amount to al,0l)O bales, Including O.ftoo to aireculator* and 1,000 to ex|nrteis. Tlie market Is bouyanl, with an ailvanru of \d. a Id. Ti n salca on Friday wnro bales, including 6,noo to speculator* and exporters, llio market closing wltb an I advancing tendency at tbo following quotations:? i fbtr. Middling. , Orleans 12% 11 % Mobile 12* 11* Uplands 12* 11* The stock of cotton in llrst hands In I.lrerpo I ia estimated at MiH.dno bales, of which 210,000 bales are of MVRRPOOL nKFAWnTFr" MARKET. The hroidatufla market !? generally quiet, with* declining toudency. LIVERPOOL PKOVIEION MARKET. The provision market is flrm and steady Arrival of a Prlrc Mctiooner. | Tho schooner Win. 11. Northrop, hnilitig from Neman, N.T., nnd from Havana December 1, was brought Into thtF port yesterday m<>rnlng,hy Prize Mauler Rlioadm and j Ave nun from the gunboat Kernandina. She has a cargo ! of eighteen bags of ootTeo anil a quantity of quinine and ' other medicine*. She won taken on December 25, off i Capo Koar, by the gunboat Kernnndina, white attempting to run the blockade at Wilmington, N. C.,and ordered to thie port. She wee formerly a Charleston pilot boat, op nl oiiA eighty tons burihen. Mevrmrnt* of Trn n sport*. Tho United Siatee nl> am t-ansport lialtlc, lying at the foot ni Cenni etreet. N rth river, ia now taking in provlatom I ay end oat* for Port Royal. She will also onrry three h ndrcd li ! - or the Slrst Mims.i'diusotts oavalry, end sail ahent the lllh iust, h > t no <1 Stuteeeteam transport City of Now York, 1> eg at tl.o si'- , tins nery ei mpletod loading, ii ' w II' ri h. hi> sad to uv. i Tin' t'ntcd Eti.lri -teem Ira is per l Roanoke la now On i tho i' y d "Kjtbot v.'l ike rtroof, East rim, for repairs. i \). PRICE TWO CENTS. U5P0ETAUT FBOM WISHIIGTOV. An Amendment to the Tariff Act Passed by Both Houses of Congress. The Old Duties Ouly to be Levied ou Bonded Tea, Sugar and Coffee, The Increased Duties Already Paid to be Refunded. INTERESTING DEBATE IN THE HOUSE. The Balls' Bluff Battle and the Conduct of the War as Viewed by the Abolitionists. The Commander-in-Chief of the Army Abroad Again. The New Banking Scheme Before Congress, Ac., Ac., Ac. Washington, Jan. 6,1802. meeting ok the cabinet. A mooting of the Cabinet is in session to-night. It b?l not adjourned at ten o'clock. Secretary Seward returned to-night, and is in the Cabinet meeting. reported battle on the tlpper potomac. The city is full of rumors of a desperate II jht on the Upper l'otomac. At hoadipiartoi s it is known only that tho rebe.B have been tiring at Hancock, and our own forces have been at the rebels nc. oss the river, and that neither have been able to reach tho objects aimed at. No later despatches havo boon received. GENERAL It'CLKLLAN ABROAD AGAIN. General McClcllau was no muoh improved in health today an to be able to ride out. Goneral Marry rodo out al?o,for the second time since liLs recent severo illness. 1'KOBABLE EFFECT OF THE SETT t.EMENT OF TBB TRENT AFFAIR IN ENGLAND. Private letters roeetved hero from distinguished English polic.aus, settle all douhts as to l he acceptability of thesct* tlement made of the Trent affair. Hesecorrespondenta state that the rabid hostility of tlio English people lowa ds the I'nited States hi d greatly abated, and that even a proposition cn the part of the I'niud Slates for an arbitration would enable the peace party there to avert hostilities. Tho return of the rebel prisoners, even upon tlio grounds staled in Mr. Sewaid's des; atch to Lord Lyons, will effectually extinguish the war fever, and produce u reaction in favor of the Inilcd States and adverse to the rebels. S DISLOYAL FKAIAI.ES ARRESTED. The discovery of treasonable correal ondence with rebels, atiudod to iu previous despatches, lias been care. tully investigated. The rumors in referenco to it had in the meantime grown in immensity, and pointed to a . # .1 ? r -1 l TV?n?. a7|I? [Ili'lllllVi Ul bllD i?UIU/ Ui UILVIW I.U1VU4U . uvuim , h-j?tant General or tho United Stales Army. Tbia morning it was currently reported that Geuerul lb mas and bis family wore under arrest. Upon proceeding to verify the report your correspondent found Mm attending as usual to the duties of bis oflke, and ouly indignant at tbe imputation of disloyally to any one ccnnectrd with himIt is now presumed that this absurd story of tbe implication and arrest of General Thomas was maliciously put in circulation by parties anitoue to injure him. An investigation of tba facta inatituted this morning shows that the lady criminate I by holding treasonable correspondence with the eneiuv, is the daughter of neighbor of General Thomas, and not a member of hie family ,or In any way connected with him. This is only one of the several discoveries made within the last few days, In which females occupying high social positions are implicated as tbe correspondents who are in tbe habit of furnishing important information to the onemy. Consequently there has been a very great abridgement of the privileges heretofore accorded to (he sex. "" THE NEW FINANCIAL SCHEME BEFORE C0N0HKR8. Tbo bill to provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States stocks, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof, under consideration in the Committee of Ways and Means, provides for the establishment, in the Treasury Department, of a separate bureau for the execution of this act, and all laws that muy be passed by Congress respi cting the t?suo and regulation of a national currency, secured by a pledge of I'uited States storks. The Chief of the Bureau is denominated (lie United States Tank Comptroller, to be appointed by the President, at an annual salary of f6,000, mid u deputy, at a salary of (2.600, with the necessary clerks, kc. It provides that any charterod bank or b inking association. whose capital is not less than one hundred thousand dollars, may, upon application in tbe m inner prescribed, avail itself of the beneAts and privt" leges of ihe act. Under tlio provisions of the act, bank* ing associations may bo formed by any number of persons, not less than live, upon tbo conditions set forth. Thirty per cent of the capital is to be paid In at the beginning, and the remainder In instaln enig cf at least ton per cent at tlio end of each succeeding ninety days. Fvery association organized under this act shall be b dy corporate, entitled to morels* all the privileges of bai kirg under the restrictions Imposed In tho act. Upon compliance with tho preliminary provisions required, and tho delivery to tho Secretary of tbo Treasury of uny number of United States stock* bearing interest, tbo association shall receive from tho Park Comptroller circulating notes of dilforent denomina" Hons equal in amount to the current valuo, but not exceed ing tlie par value of the st(n ks deposited, and also not to exceed the amount of capital | aid In. These notes are to ' ?Vl-t, lie liiicu tip mm signcu uy in" i i*?i<iuu?, .n ? and Cashier <>f the association. They are made rcceivabie at ]>ar in all part* of tho United State* in payment of Into*, excise, public land*, and all public dun*, and mad* a legal trndor for all debt* and money demand*. Tb* at? elation* aro required to make q arterly report* toth* Comptroller, and those located in Now York, Philadelphia and Cotton arc alto roqulri d to pobllrh once a week dally report* of the average amount* of loan*, discount*, *|>ecle, deposit* and circulation. Knllure atanytlm?to redeem any of tb* note* put in circulation by an as*delation when payment i* lawfully dcinnrded to work a revocation of the privilege* granted. Pro virion ia made for i he redemption of tho no tee of a falling association, ard for wind.nt: up it* affair*. The Interest upon the etork* de|>o*lted may bo drawn by tho aaaoclaliou. Upon a depreciation of the value of the atocka at tho Stock Ex change of New York city for f< ur conaecutlve week*, th* Interest la to be retained by the Comptroller until the depreciation shall have hecn compensated, the sum* thus retained to bo invested every three moo In similar stock*, and upon a rise of the stock* fi .......hiIwa u in the nrii a at which th pledged, the surplus Interest h< cumulated a' w#r* to bo returned to tho association. fitch asr J quired t<> keep on hand lawful money of t' dC'"*'??n ib reequal to twenty-live per tent of Its c M Statek tlon. DIvldendB are to he declared r ci" ulaand Nov, ,,.!., r. The,at lorn . ">! aor.ually, In May nation at the will of the Mor. *? b* "n,,|rct to tho Comptroller la to mako . ?* th Treasury. ami AFFAIHS ON THK LOWKF 4 MnMal 'I 1 t0 rOTOMAC? FIRB AT AQCIA The stumer Stcpptr on Thai .day night. * nr" rebel bailers from the rebel but' w*w'?r, but no shota wore Ore\J lire occurred at? _ T> *' Thnrtdajr afternoon a grb.t depot and bov jfs|| Th , was mpp< .< a ,1.., , | ro rr"iBumed. j IMbVTlMKD ON HOinil FA p. ]