Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 19, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 19, 1862 Page 1
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TH WHOLE NO.* 9292. LITERATURE. Thk victory or roanoke island. I'kitbd Sat?* Stbabeb Stabs amd Stbitbs. ( Habttuh Roads, Keb. IS. ISO. i | To Kranb Lbsub, E??. ? Dua Sib? Knowing that your Artist, as well as all the th?r sriisls, were left behind At Roanoke Island, I preauBied that you would be anxious to get some ulna of the aaral battle. I drew some rough sketches, which 1 send you, knowing that they havr the merit of being correct. The sketches I send you, the only ones sent To any paper, and probably will be the only ones sent forward for a week or inme, as there Is much doubt of there being any roinraunics tion with the North again for several days. 1 should like tn hear from you whether any future sketches would be ae"?titanic. If so, I will take the trouble to send them at the earliest inuinent. Very respectfully yours. B. MARSHALL, Burgeon 11, S. Ounbnat Stars and Slrli es, llatleras Inlet. Tlie Hkct bes sent liy SurCMon Marshall, the only authentic ones winrii nave reached New Vert, illustrating mnumi National Victory and Naval Engagement ut Roanoke Island, appear on THIS MORNING. FEBBUARY 19, IN FRANK. LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER 11 w.II be Keen from the above letter that all the artieta for the ililfrri'iil Illustrated Paper* were left at Roanoke Inland, mid lh.it consequently no autbentie sketches have been reie,veil In New York except those of Surgeon Mart ball, who waaonb ai d Uie Star and Stripes during the action, and u liich will appear in FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPBR, but which will not he published until THIS MORNING, FEBRUARY 19. Other llliiHtratlonH of the splendid successes of the Burnet le expedition will appear in the next number of bRAKK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER. These xketliesnre hy Mr. F. S. St'HELL, npeciai and ex hitive artut lor FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER Mr. Scltell was in the thinnest of the light with the land forces on Roanoke Island, and. with the special correspondI ent ol the Philadelphia Inquirer, was the 1 FIRST MAN TO ENTER FORT HUGER. He sksisted in hauling down the rebel Hag, amid the cheers f the national army, as will be seen by the following extract from the Roanoke correspondence of tne New York Times ? I Puihian forward in advance or the troops, who were occupied with the two thousand and odd prisoners on their bunds, Mr. Rcntley, ot the Philadelphia Inquirer, in company with Mr. Hciiell, the special artist of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newsp .per, reached Fort linger, the largest uf the three ear'liworks on Ihe Sound, in advance of the Union foreeo, ami finding the fort deserted, hauled down tbe rebel tiagwuh his own hands. The following spirited and truthful pictures will appear in FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, which will not he published until THIS MORNING, FEBRUARY 19. 1. Capture of Ruanoko Island?Grand Attack of the Nalioi.i 1 Fleet on the Rehel Forts and Flotilla. This picture v - i, perlei t via w of Ihe order of battle. Forta Bartow and rot, the rebel flotilla in position, the obstructions placed ii ' itala i Sound, and tbe landing of General Burnslde and i n en under rover of the national gunboats. . tien. Buruaide During the Great Storm off Hattrras. i'ortrailof Flag Officer Goldsboroiigh, Commanding the National Fleet nt Roanoke Island. 4. The Great Victory In Tenneseee?Capture of Fort Henry national Jron piated gunboats, under Com. Foote. | view uuring ice nouioarumeni. 8. Bursting of a rilled 120 lu. gun In the fort during lite beaabajdmml. C Interior and general View of Fort Henry and surrouml geountry, taken on the day after the rapture, showing the occupation ot the work by the national Mops, Ac. 7. Map and Flan af Fort Henry and Its surrounding in, trenrhaacats. 8. I'urtralt of Lieut S. B. Britton, Aid to Com. Porter, of the gunboat Essex, killed in the attack on Fort Henry. 9. Naval Operations near Savannah?Engagement between the national gunboats under Capt. Davis and the rebel llotilla in Savannah river. 10. Prison lor Rebels, Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. 11. Stiver Trumpet presented to Captaiu Eldridge, of the steamer Atlantic, by the New Hampshire troops ul Port Royal. Comic Picture, showing Uncle Sam's Foote In Tennessee. The pictures illustrating Operations in Tennessee are from sketches by Mr. HENRY LOYIE, who has been a special artist for FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER Since the commencement si the war, una uho was at FORT HENRY and FORT DONELfiDN During the attack on these Important fortifications. The illustrationafrom Savannah arc from sketches by Mr. W. la CRANE, special arlisl for FRANK, LESLIES ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, who has teen and is still with THE SOUTHERN EXPEDITION sines-lis departure from fdi ttess Monroe. The public, necking for accurate ! ILLUSTRATIONS OK THE WAR, am informed that FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER docs not depend on voluntary sketches from 1 oflicers and Others, aithoagn gladly and thankfully receiving hundreds, but has a special r r.ist with every EXPEDITION OF THE NAVY, sod EVERY DIVISION OF TUB ARMY FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER is the oldest established and most widely circulated illustrated 1 new-paper In America. II furnishes n complete epitome of the war, of which it has psblisbcd upwards of 700 EKORAV1NU8, Rustrating all the principal battles, movements and inutdeots of the war, together with DISTINGUISHED PORTRAITS OF NAVAL AND MILL .. TART OFFICE K8. 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Commodore Dnpont Promises Another Brilliant Victory, Jtc?, he., he# OFFICIAL. WAR BULLETIN. OR I.KB RESPECTING Till PRESENTATION OP KKBKL ( FLAGS. War Department, Washington City, Feb. 18, 1882. Ordered by the President, Commander-in-Chief or the Army and Navy, that on the 22d day of Fobriiary inst., in the Hall of the House of Represcntat.vcH, immediately after the Farewell Address of George Washington shall have been read, the rebel dags lately raptured by the United States forces shnll be presented to Congress by tbe Adjutant General. to be disposed of as Congress may diiert. By order of the PRESIDENT. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. THE CELEBRATION OK WASHING TON'8 BIRTHDAY. iircclaR. ilradqi* arter8 ok ii * ahmt, ) Adj't. Gen.'h Office, Washington, Feb. 13,1802. J The general officers who, under the joint resolution or Congress, may he invited to attend the ceremonies in the Chamber of the Honso cf Representatives, on Saturday, tbe22ddayof February inst, will assemble in the old Supreme Court Room at the Capitol, in full uniform, at a quarter to twelve o'clock of that day. By command of lfajor General McCLELJ.aN. . I.. Thomas, AdjRtwt Ceaara). GENERAL NEWH. Washington, Feb 17, 1802. THE TREASURY NOTE BILL. The Committee of Ways and Means recommend that IU? nvum a|iv? ?v awui iwviuiruB U1 U10 DfU?[?'B amendments to the Treasury Note bill, and that they die agree to those reducing the Dumber of United Stales notes authorized to be issued from one hundred and fifty to one hundred millions; and to the striking out of the original proviso, that fifty millions of the netes eball be in lieu or the demand Treasury notes authorized by act of July last, Ac. The Committee also recommend to disagree to the Pennies Amendments, that tho July notes shall be receivable in payment of taxes, duties, imports.excise, debts and demands of every kind due to the United Plates, and of all claims and demands of every kind, except for interest upon bonds 4fcd notes, which shall be paid in coin. The committee also disagree to the amendment fixing the redemption of bonds at the pleasure of the United States after five years, and i-arable twenty years from date. The committee recommend the retention of the proviso for the exchange of bonds of the United States hearing interest at seven per cent, and a disagreement to the Senate's amendment authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to dispose of the bonds at the market value. The committee recommend a disagreement to the ' Senates new reel wo, which pledgee duties from proceeds of sale of public lands and of property seized and sold under the laws of the United States as property of rebels, as a special fund for payment m .csm-of Interest on the bonds and notee, and for the purchase or payment of one per centum of tne entire debt to be est apart as a sinking fond, the interest of which, in like manner, to be applk d to the purchase or payment of the public debt?the residue thereo: to be paid into the Treasury. The committee recommend an agreement to another new red ton of the SeDale, with an amendment they propose?uame.y, authorizing the deposit of notes or coin in excnaiige for certificates, and, instead of five per centum I interest on such certificate, to substitute, ut such rules of .merest which the Secretary of the Treasury may from time to time prescribe, not exceeding six per centum; and tbe amount of notes and coin so deposited may be withdrawn from deposit at any time, after six days' notice, on tbe return of the certificates. A DISCERNING REBEL?CHARLES JAEF.S FAULKNER DECLARES IT USELESS FOR THE SOUTH TO LONGER CONTEND WITH TBE NORTH. A report has been received here from Williamsport Md.. stating that at a complimentary supi>er given to t'narles James Faulkner, formerly Minister to France,at Martinsburg, Va., a few days since, he declared in a speech that it was useless for the South to contend any longer, that the Southern confederacy could not stand, and the sooner the war was endod tbe better it would be for the people of tbe South. The speech is said to have created intense excitement. Mr. Faulkner exorcise* considerable influence In some I?rtions of Virginia, and If it i* true liial lie entertains the opinions aliove attributed to Inm the excitement which the report says his speech created will not be conOord to the locality of Martinsburg. He was appoiuted by (J overnor Letcher one of tbe delegates to represent Virginia m tbe great Southern Planters' Convention, which was to have assembled at Memphis, TenD., on tbe 17lb lost., and if be carries those ideas mto that body a Dne chance will be afforded him to give tbem a wide spread publicity. General Pants is at Wtllard s Hotel this evening. He ^satisfied of tbe truth of tbe re.iort In reference to ex. Minuter Faulkner's speech ut Slartinstmrg. COMMODORE DUPONT PROMISES ANOTHER BRILLIANT VICTORY. Commodore Dupool writes to this city that In a few daye from tbe dute of bis writing a meet brilliant victory may be oxpectcd from bis expedition. ANXIETY FOR NEWS FROM FORT DONELSOK. The whole commuuity baa been all day anxiously waiting Tor details of tbe battle at Fort llonelson, but none b ive been received, and thin evening tbe cause ia announced to be that tbe Wosiern line ia down. OENRRAL M'CLELLAN AND THB FORTHCOMING BATTLB AT CLARESV1LLB. When General Meridian was asked to-day, by a Cabinet ofllc ia), if be bad any news of the capture or riarkaville. he replied, "Nothing Iat the army have one day's rest, and we will give all the news you want." THE CABB ON GENERAL STONE. Tbe Secretary or War has referred tbe case of General Stone to General McClullan for bia disposition, and tbe latter has ordered a court martial, but tbe court baa not yet been organised, and It la a question whether It wllj be during tbe present active operations. THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE HOl'BB IN HONOR OF THB RECENT VICTORIES. The House of Hcpn sentatlns felt so badly to-day,on account of the recent victories, or perhaps of the inhidiciou* manner in which th? mnmtmmmt, nf ah? mnr.ee navy were colebratad by many crt the members, that it was thought proper to adjourn, out of respect to lh? memory of the gallant dead. Tbls proceeding was dia. approved by many of the members who have not sympathised with C.ctierai McClellan, and who are really chagriaed at the auceeesof hla grand plan of the campeign. They are grow.Ins terribly at the adjournmeat. Members who hove boon fact ious and fraction# in tlieir opi?aitioo to the government complain loudly of the exuberant patriotism which leuves the Treasury Note ti 11 and Tax Mil to slumber Hi the committee room, while the House frehes over the defeat of tho rebels. Ontho other hand, those who s>e the inner machinory declare that if the session had heeu continued the House would j hare been brought to a vote upon the Treaaury Noh> bill, I W YO NEW YORK, WEDNESI and thus to a deud lock with the Senate by a disagree orient to the amendments. The House would have dm agreed, hud the Honate woukl have refused to lecede According to the programme of the managers the wholi aflair must be arranged by the Committee, therefore Us House adjourned. 1NHFECTION OF AIIMY CLOTHING?W1I0LE8ALS 8W1NP UNO DETECTED. The Military Hoardef Inspector# appointed by tho Gen era) in-Chief are employed in examining the supplies re cently received at the clothing department from Thila delphia and New York. The result of their first day'i labor wus to condemn twenty live thousand infantr; privities' coats, which articles cost the govcrnmen $167,160. From all appearauces the Board will cm ttnue in session fcr a long time. It boM been fount necessary to order the erection of a shed for the purpow of storing the rejected clothing, hi order to protect tbi government from being thus swindled by wholesale,ant the better to secure the health and comiort of the army eitorts arc rnukmg to organize a bureau to furnish tin troupe with clothing, camp and garrison equipage, and ti be established similar to other bureaus of the War He partmont, though separate and distinct from them all. THE NEWLY DISCOVERED COAL MINES IN CALIFORNIA Attorney General Bates, in an opinion as to the bos method of protecting the n< wly discovered cral Aside01 the public lands Of California, makes the following im portaut suggestion# relative to making the miueral latidi of the government a source of revenue to tha Treasury 1 do not know that the government has at-y well set tits policy in relation to its mineral lands, on some of their intruders and settlers are allowed to enrich the in selves without hindrance or the exaction of tri huto, whilst on others persons in possession hari hcen restrained fi .,i working the mines by proceei of injuctibn,ol-turned at the instance of the govern men). In my opinion, tbe lime has come whet the government should adopt a policy which, whilst juai ami liberal to settlers and miners, will turn a portion o the stream of weulth which flows from these mines int< the National Treasury. We are now struggling under thi financial burdens imposed by the work of suppressuq rebellion, and in searching for new sources of revenue, n seems to me that the rich mineral fields of the publx lands in rahfornta and elsewhere should not be over looked. The method of extracting revenue from these mineral Pads, whether by a tax upon tbe pro duction or u reservation of a part thereof or by a lease ot the lauds, us well at tbe amount ot reveuue to be thus derived, aroquestion! for the consideration of Congress. Examples of the man uer of dealing with public lands containing minerals, an allordod by the art of 11th July, 184t> (9 statute 37) which authorizes the I'lemdcol to sell certain rsservei lands supposed to contain lead ore; and the act of March 1 1817 (9 statute 146), to provide for the sale of miners lauds in the stale of Michigan. Whether these statute furnish suitable precedents for legislative action in rets tion to the gold tielils of tbe I'sciflc 8lates and tbe inter veniug Territories, will be for Congress to deeide: as als wbetiier there newly discovered coal fields of Californi shall be embraced within such legislation. . DANHEROl'S ILLNESS OF THE PRESIDENT'S SON. The usual Cabinet meeting was omitted to-day., am the llvee at (he White House is dispensed with to night on account of tbe dangerous illness of the President' little son Willie, who has been pronounced past all hop of recovery. JUBILATION IN THE FOCHTEENTH NEW YORE HBO I KENT. A correspondent on the south side of the Potoma writes from the camp of the Fourteenth regiment Net York State Militia, at Upton Hill, under date of Monday February 17, as follows.?"The regiment is wild with ei citement this evening over the receipt of several telt graphic despatches, the purport of which gssures then first, in tbe Dame of Hon. M. F. Odell, that tbegallut Color el A. M. Wood will be released (exchanged) withi two e ?ys; and, second, a despatch from General P. i Crook., to the., effect that tbe change of the numeric! designation of tbe regiment, which has long been a vexe question between Governor Morgan and the regimen cannot legally be effected." This- news, together wit | that of the success of our arms on the const and < tbe West, hss awakened in tba regiment d"grce of enthusiasm and patriotic vigor oqui only to that manifested upon tbc occasions i their departure from bome for the war, and their gaJIu at Wee at Bull run On the Zlet inst. an election for officers of tbe regimei will be held, to fill the vacancy occasional by tbe resi| nation of Major Jourdon, now Lieutenant Colonel of ti Fifty sixth New York Volunteers?tbe Tenth Legion: Tbe regiment, comprising officers and men, held spirited mass moating in their large chapel tent tb evening, giving vent to their feelings by patriot speeches and national songs, which echoed far tbroug the hille and valleys of this stick-in the mud legiun. TROPE IKS FROM ROANOKE ISLAND AND PORT HENRI Tbe Navy Department lias Its trophies as well as tl War Department. There were received there to-day number of rebel flags, captured at Roanoke Island an Fort Henry. Among those ffotn Roanoke is one that wi originally tbe flag of some French vessel, being a tr color, with a blue L'mon attached to it, on which are t? stars line is a South Carolina flag, with a single sta Otbeis have cither seven or elevon stars. Some of thei arc tattered, evidently by the bursting of shells. The Navy l>o| artmcut has received the flag which tuu prominently wravod ovor Fort Ikinelroti. Among the Mill Spring trophies at tbe War IN pnrltnei is one upon-which is printed, in conspicuous letter "Wigfall Rifles?Jeff. Davis and the Southern Coafed racy,''which was captured by Company F, Ninth rej mint Ohio Volunteers. Another, a splendid silk flag, hi on one side, "Wo ( boose Our Owe Institutions,'' uud < the other. "We lolloct Our Owu Revenue." This wi taken by CuplaiD Davidson, Twelfth regiment Kentuck Volunteers. Another magnificent silk (lag bus upon the inscription, "Presented to the Mountain Ranger Captain K. A. Asbfortl, by Mrs. W. V. Chiminvoyne Several of the Hags wore taken by the Second Mimieso regithent Some of them arc made of colored cotton. NECESSITY KOH A STEAM KIKE DEPARTMENT. Another extensive firo here last night again brought i tho almost forgotten subject of tbo orgnniralk of a steam fire department by tbo govoromen Within the last few months the losses of tl government by the destruction by tire of tho princip hospital, the public stables, and tho bindery, amount, the aggregate, to a quarter of a million of dollars, tl greater part of which might luve been saved by tbo e tablisbineut of an eiUrienl steuin fire department, at I expense of less than filly thousand dollars a year. Whe ever a great fire occurs the subject is revived, bnt allowed to slumber again without definite action. WESTERN KA1LKOAIIS AND HOMEOPATHY. The Committee on Military Afiatrs, in tbe Scnat agreed this morning to report a bill for tbe benoflt of ti Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, and gave a bearing i the homeopathic delegation in reference to the introdn lion of bomooputby into the medical practice of tbo arm; THM OCNBOAT 1MNOLA RPNNtNO THE BLOCKADE. The gunboat Ptnola, built in Baltimore, which can here for supplies, went down the rotomar, last night, nr paused the rebel batteries without any nnotcatation wha war. Sbe ia commanded by Lieutenant Crosby. ARRIVAL OF MR. CAMRHON. Among the arrival* to night ia Minister Cameron. IMPORTANT RUMOR IF TRUE. Alexander H. Stephens, the Rebel Vl< President, In Pavar of Returning to til

Union. 1'nnjinmJHu, Feb. 18,1882 A rumor, raid to oome from Washington, la clrctilatli here, that Alexander II. Stephens, of tieorgia, has r aigned the Vice Presidency of rebeldom, and favors a r turn to the Union. Very little confidence can, however, be placed in it. Oeneratl Price's Army Not Captured. Cbk aoo, Feb. 18,1882 There I* no foundation for ths report telegraphed Iro here by the Penaaylvania Railroad line to rhtladelphl and from thare to the preys, (hat I'rlce and Ma army hi been captured. The Butler Kxpedttlnn. Bowroir, Feb. 18, 1802 The United Slates frigate Vermont soiled to day f Port Royal. Tba ship F.ll*a EHa, with four companies of II Eighth New Hampshire regiment, left to day for Mb Island. Mr Masbktt h Rramkus.?Mr. Stephen .Vriaactl promts to regale the public thin evening with a number reading*, humorous and pathetic, nt Clinton Hall, Ast p'aco. These readings will be teterrpertod with com lllustrslion*, songs and bmlnds.nnd the proeooda are to I devi ted to charitable ptirpuert >RK H )AY, FEBRUARY 19, 1862. THE GREAT VICTORY. Additional Particulars of the Capture of Fort Donelson, ? Graphic Descriptions of the [ Sanguinary Fight. ; HEROIC CONDUCT OF THE UNION SOLDIERS? Arrival of Rebel Prisoners at Cairo. The Rebels Expected to Make a Stand at Clarksville, &C.| &c? &c. CiiicaoOj Feb. 18,1862. The f'bicago Tribune's despatch from Fort Donelson Buys that the position of the ground occupied by our troops in the attack on Fort Donelson was such that not more than one regiment could operate at the same time, while the rebels could bring nearly their whole force to bear against i,8. The first regiment to receive the rebels was the Eighteenth Illinois, who fought with desperate courage until their ammunition was exhausted, when they were forced to retire. They were replaced by the Eighth Illinois, who retired after tiring their last round. Meanwhile the other regiments were lending such feeble assistance as their positions would admit. General Lewis Wallace was then ordered to reinforce General McClernand, and he sent two brigades from the centre. The Thirty-first Illinois regiment, Col. Logan.fought like veterans, defending Schwartz's battery, under the most galling tire, until every horse at the battery, together n with all the officers who bad charge of the guns, u as well as the Uoutenant Colonel, the acting Major, seven captains and a number of lieutenants of the Thirty-first , Illinois regiment, had been killed, and the - Colonel d wounded. > Being nearly surrounded, Captain Cook, who was left in * command, drew off what there was left of the regiment, * not, however, until their last round was expended, and they had commenced driving the rebels before them. The Second brigade then came up and took tho place of tho retired one and fought desperately, losing a great o number ef killed but with the assistance of a portion * of Wallace's division the Forty-ninth and Fifty-ninth T Ohio regiments drove the rebels back to their lnirenchi merits, gaining a portion ef tho ground lest. i- The object ef the rebels was evidently to cut their >? way through our troops. it The General Johnson taken prisoner Is Bushrod John* son, a brigadier general from Tennessee. il CnrnssATi, Feb. 18,1862. Kt lb* following is an account of Saturday's flghimg* at t. Fort Donelson ,n On Saturday morning the battle was resumed with unit usual vigor and determination. The Eighth.Eighteenth, m Twentieth and Thirty-first Illinois occupied a position H above the fort. They were about preparing a little food 0f when the rebels opened on ihom a fire of musketry. The Una nt til. li In *u al I mm fnrmad. and tha mhrm at lsodsa hail iMarM, perceptibly thinning tha ji rebel rooks. The rebels, from their advantageous pog. aitions, showered upon our ranks moat murderous volleys !e of musketry, grape and canister, killing and wounding our men almost by companies at every round; yet every man stood his ground bravely, determinedly and without lg flinching. IC Theae four ragiments held their ground, dealing daath, b dying and flghting against appalling odds, and In the face of every disadvantage. The Eighteenth regiment .. seems to have resisted the severest storm. Against te their ranks the rebels directed their heaviest fire, but instead of falling back tbey advanced to the face of the d enemy, and there stood in the very jaws of death, with w scarcely a prospect that a single one would eecape. For , three hours these regiments, numbering scarcely two ^ thousand men. held their grouDd against the whole rebe] r garrison. m At oue time the Eighteenth, being partially flanked, was exposed to across Are of both musketry and arlilHt lery; but our right wing, securing the rebels' left, at once relieved thorn. At this critical moment Colonel n Lnwlor fell Captain Bush, Acting Lieutenant Colonel, ansutned command, but was soon woundod. Ciptain Crone e was shot dead, Captain Iawler was mortally r| wounded, lieutenants Mansford and Thompson killed, ^ Captains Dillon and Wi son and l.leuienants Kelly n and Scunlon wounded, so that the daring Egyptian regiment stood before on overwhelming tire almost without officer* They fell in heaps, dead and ^ wounded Companies wore bereft of captains and lieute" nants; captains almost bereft of companies. ' The other throe regiments did their duty nobly. | ' Colonels Oglesby, Marsh and ^Dogan dashed along the ranks, waving their bats and cbeuring their men to the conflict. ".Suffer death, nnn,'' cried Logan,"hut disgrace never. Stand Arm." And 'P well tliey heeded him. Many fell dead and wounded. Among the latter were Colonel logan and l.ieuieiiaut 1 Colonel White. Oglesby's and Marsh's regiments fought desperately, losing, llko other regiments, iui undue proportion of oltl ecrs. Colonel Uglosby displaced coolness and courage 10 that have elicited the highest praise, and sorte.l well In K stimulating Ills uien . kn Never, pci haps, on the American continent has a more a~ bloody battle boon fought An officer who partici|>ated and was wounded in the light says tho scene beggars description. So thickly was the battle Held strewn with dead and wounded, that he could have traversed acres of *> it, stepping at moat every step upon a prostrate body. 10 The rebels fought with desperation, their artillerists uung tbetr pieces with moil fearful effect. e Ou either rldo could bo heard the voice* of thoec in T' commuud cheering on their men. The four Illinois regi. intuits hold their ground roll three hours. Nenilyono in third had boon killed or wounded, yet the balance stood ,d (Irm. finally rolnforceniontB arrived, and for an hour ' the slaughter continued. About Tour o'clock our right wing turned their left,and the rebels Tell back Iulo the fortiQcations, and our flag was planted upon the position occupied by tbelr left wing, nod fbr the time the slaughter cased. Dresser's and Scliwarti's batteries wore captured during the action, but the Eighteenth Illinois, with e cluhoed muskets, recovered Dresser's, while tlio Thirtyie drsl recovered Schwartz's St. Ixii is, Feb. 18, 1802. aR The Kttiubl\can > Fort Ikinelson correspondent glres e- the following account of the fighting on Saturday ^ yesterday morning, Just at i.ayllght,a heavy sortie was mado by the garrison from the left portion of their works. This attack was made upon the extreme right wing iff the Union army, where it was the wenke*t. I'art of tieneral McUlernand'* division, inder Colonel Oglcsby, consisting of his brigade, which was stationed there, m Also Eobwarts's and McAllister's batteries. The point ia, was upon a ridge leading Into the right read doubt and was situated just above lbs main fort. During the night the enemv could bo heard busily at work.bnt what at II la Impossible to tell, at a thicket and woods encompassed the'Union troo|? on every side, rendering the view In almost any direction ulranst impossible. ?r At daylight a large body of the enemy suddenly ap^ peered on the eitreme right wing of Colonel I iglssby's command, and opened a terribio Are from ,,F cannon from tlirir redoubts, flaying at the nmo limo on our forces from guns placed es In p mil inn on the night previous. The camp of thi of Twenty nlntli and Thirty llrst was in.ml vapored, and or i ho whole brigade was at once formed into line aa lul lie Iowa ?The Eighteenth Illinois held the oMreme right, ha | ho I'. p lit ti Illinois next, llio 1 hirleenlh III not. iter I, then the. tenty ninth Illinois, support!! th?.i, i of i'.iotiit. E R A I t'cii??rti ? buttery, and the Thirty-Orel defending the i urinlery uu the left. | 1 From the Aring of the Aral gun till nine o'clock the b >tlle raged unremittiugly unit with fearful l< ss on both Hides. Again and again our troops drove the enemy i back, but they worn reinforced, while our troops had? owing to the exiunded lines of the enemy and also their position on the extreme right?to , ' tight mi iNMHibd. More gallant lighting never took pluce than thai of the Union troop*. Exposed to j the terrililo tiring of triple of their numbers, thoy stood their ground until in some regiments every olflcer was killed or wounded. At last, and reluctantly, regiment by regimout, they slowly fell back, leaving Kchwartz's battery and throe of McAllister's guns in rebel hands. Retiring a Tew hundred yards, they all made a stand, ' and General Smith urrived with reinforcements, and at once drove the enemy into their works. ( In the first of the battle \vt s also Colonel , Lewis Wallace's brigade, the Eleventh, Twentieth, Seventeenth and Korty eighth; also Colonel McArthur's brigade, all of which troops suffered severely. Opposed to them wero 12,000 rebels, supported , by guns plot ed carefully in position. fleneral Grant, having command of the division, drove the enemy back with reinforcements,and gained the lost ground, and at anro ordered an advance by General Smith en the left. Charging under a hot Ore up the steep .hill on which was the outer redoubt, otir men gained the high breastworks, and with hardly a pause wont over tbem planting the Stars and Stripes upon the walls. Under a most galling fire they formed, charged and drovo the rebels back until thoy fell into a new position behind some batteries. When eveuing came the Union troops had been victorious at every point, haviug gained back the ground lost in the ' morning, and got within one part of the enemy's works. Our troops held thoir position during the night, repell- 1 iug the repeated assaults. The scene wiinui ine cepmreu tort alter tne surrender showed bow terribly the robel garrison had sulTered. Everywhere were lying fragments of shells and round ( shot, half buried in the earth. Tents were torn to pieccs> gun carriages broken and blood scattered around. In the left redoubt, where the assault had taken place, the dead bodies lay thickly, and ubundant evidence of stern ( resistance and gallant attack was visible. On the ex; treme right, half a mile distant, where the desperate Bt rtie was made by the garriBon, similar scenes wore , visible. The gsllaatry of the Union troops has been well and severely tested, and they have proved more than equal to the task before them. As the heel approached the fort ibis morning a salute was fired, and three cheers went up where American flags wore visible. The officers in the army had no idea of Fort Iionelson'i defences until tbey had been gained and examined. .Several regiments when out of ammunition rushed forward, and although exposed to the full fire of the rebel artillery, gallantly drove their foes back with the bayonet and captured their guns. The following are the names of some of the officers captured:?Colonel (iantt, Colonel Vorhiee, Colonel Forrest, Colonel Brown and Colonel Abernethy. The Democrat't Fort Douelson correspondence, under date of the 17th, says:? It Is impossible to state the precise extent of our captures, everything being iu such confusion. Ttao Fifty first and Fifty-seventh Virginia, and several Arkansas, Alabama and Texas regiments wore among the force which left with lTllow and Floyd. The rebol and fedoral otlicers fraternize with the boat roolkng. Yesterday's despatch respecting tlie Union sentiment prevailing here is much strengthened by subsequent intercourse with ibeiu. The remark holds especially true of the Tennessee regiments. The best officers among them are those who yielded to popular madness at the eleventh hour. They say they are nick of this unnatural warfare. Misled by politicians at first, and betrayed by I UIHrill aiucc, IHIJ IMII invwug iwiri mviuugi; angusted with th* bogus confederacy, on 1 dcalro to Withdraw from it at once. The rebel Burgeon* place their loss between three and fbur hundred killed, and donble that number wounded. Five ateamera left for ft. Charloe, Mo., to-day, where troop* will embark for Cumberland. Two regiments arrived from St. Charles by railroad, and will Immediately proceed South. General Cull urn, chief of General Haileck's stair, wll' go to Cumberland for the prisoner! captured at Fort Donelaon. Seven thousand were sent to Chicago and the balauce to Springfield, 111., and Indianapolis, Ind. Five hundred of the wounded goto Cincinnati, tbo balance will be brought here. The regimenta which suffered most in the battle will be detailed to guard priaonars at the places of their conflostaent. Some four thousand of thcaa priaonars are now en rojlt from Fort Duuelson. General Grant has energetically issued orders for a speedy forward movement to still greater vlctoribs. The rebel officers assort thut (lenerul Johnston will concentrate every available soldier of his command at Nashville, and make a desperate att< mpt to retrieve the misfortunes of the past. The most active and extensive preparations are being made here for the transportation of troops. The most extrusive preparations are being made to ociebrate Washington's birthday. Cairo, Feb. 17, 1882. I The steamer Memphis arrived from Kort Donelson this evening, bringing a Mississippi regiment as prisoners, and fifty or sixty wounded soldiers, who were left at Mound City. Eight or nine other iioats are on the way with rebel prisoners. The rebels who have e*oa)>ed, it Is suppo?ed, hove gone to Nashville or (Tarksville, where it Is supposed the rebels will attempt to make another stand. This evening a great light wna seen fur sovera) hours in the direction of (Tarksvllle, and it is supposed that he rebels have either burned tho town or their slcamlHuits in the river to prevent them fulling into our hands. The rebel officers admit that if we take Nashville tho rebellion in Tennessee is gone up. Tho prisoners will probably be sent to Camp I long las, Chicago. Rejoicings Over (he Fort Donelson Victory. Washington, Feb. 18,1882. A national salute was flred at the Navy Yard to duy in honor of the recent victories. RAtrrwoax, Feb. 18,1<W2. [ emotistrallons of Joy are visible all over the city. Kings are flying from all public and private buildings, uc I from all the new?|iaper offices except the Hepiihlimn and Xeu* Sheet. A salute of thirty-four guns was flred at noon by Captain Nim's Boston battery. A salute was also flred yesterday from Fort Marshall I-ascawnr, Pa., Fob. 18,1882. The city ie enlivened by bonfires, ringing of belie, firing UI Rutin WJU Wiu?l UPIIIUU?M?UVU? VI JVJ , VTWI IUV I W>CIU Union victories. Arrangement? are also making for a proper celebration of Washington's birthday in this city. I'mijuuci.riiM, Fab. 18?13 M. Tito city Is decorated with flags, our people believing that Harannah has surrendered, though no canflrmettoo Las been received. Tars-row, N. J , Feb. 18, 1863. A national salute was (Ired to dny and tbe bells of the city rung in honor of the victories of our arms In the recent attack on Fort Dooelson and Savannah. Resolutions of thanks to our brave officers and men and of sytn|iathy with tbe wounded and friends of, the dead engaged in the recent battles in Tennessee and Georgia passed both bouses of our Legislature this morning. The l ost Ofttre. and many of the residences of tho eltl. /ens are brilliantly illuminated?boo Area, mualc and re. Joicing all over tbe clt> The Hon. Amos Kendall's residence is illuminated, and the Araerioan flag was railed on It to day. In the Fenate resolutions complimentary to General Pcotl were aloquently advocated by (senator Randolph and paased. ' In the House the bill to Incorporate the Central Ameri can Transit Company, with a capital of Ave millions, was passed to a third reading. Cijivsi.awti, Feb. 18,1863. There was flrlng of cannon all day yesterday, and boq tires, and general rejoicing all laat night, In honor of tbe taking of Fort Ifcmelsoii. Micwarssa, Feh. 17,1.163 j Tin iteiiug in this oily was Intense on receipt of tbe i i D IKICK TWO CENTS. news from Fort Donslson. The stores and ail pubm j(t cos were closed. There wee general rejoicing The Legislature at Madison adjourned < 'aunnns are ftruig and ib<- military bare been fit ad tog all day. CajiANDaiuca,N. Y ,Feti. If. IMS Guns are booining| tells are ringing wl 1"B* '* flyiug at the glad news from Tennessee There in universal regret that the thief Kloyd escaped Arm-as. Feb. 18 1862 Guns are firing, bells ringing, tlugs flying, and genera rejoicing is being hail over the capture ot Fort Dourlson 1/ktcport, N. Y , Feb 18. 1*62. The Fort Doneleon victory is celebrated li'.s eieuirp oy the firing of one hundred gun*, the ringing, of church Dells and illuminations. Boston, Feb 18,1S62. Governor Andrew baa ordered national s.. lies to be Ired to-morrow,at noon, in Boston, on Bunker Mill, and tt Lexington and Concord, in honor of the recent victories. By resolution of the Legislature, Washington's Fare well Address will be read at the Plate Honw i n Friday in*- mm., una ixjiu uruucucB vv 111 v.v. Saturday, which will be observed us a holiday Firing gun* and ringing the church b?lU are the lending pmgrainm<* throughout New England to-day, all in nouor of the t,c lories. Cai n lUcs. Fob 18,1862. Fifty flags, being nil we have got,are tlinliug to lb<, breeze here In honor of the glorious victory ut fort To. nelson, i'he nuws given great satisfaction at St. JoLt.s. N. F., and here. Hew* from San Francl*ee. Szn Francisco, Feb 17.1802. Great rejoicing over the fall of Fort Donoison is the irder of the day. Arrived, Bhip Ringleader, Boston; sailed ship Georpo Lee, Hong Kong; baric Emperor, ghongbae. IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. Gen. Price Driven Out of Missoui i?Pursuit of the Rebel Army Into Arlcannat. St. Loi'is, Feb 18, 1862. The following despatch has been sent fioiu h>;a<l juarters:? l'o Major General McClellan, Washington? Tlie llag of the Union is Boating in Arkau&us. Genera Curtis lias driven Price from Missouri, ami is sdvci.1 miles across tho Arkansas line, cutting up K iwi s rn } and hourly rapturing prisoners and stores. The Miny the Southwest is doing its duty nobly. H. W. HALLECK, M^ior General. The Relntlonn Between Gen. MrClellnn nnd Gen. Halleck. &r. Loins, Feb. 18,1862. Several reports having gained currency through newspapers relative to Generals McClellan and Halleck, which are calculated to mislead the public and create maunder standings and jealousies, tbe Republican announces, by authority of General Halleck, that he bos at all times received the most hearty cooperation from General McClellan, and that in nil military operations of this Depart tuent lie has had the advice and approval of the General in-Chief. Tbe two Generols nre in almost constant communication by telegraph. THE REPORTED CAPTURE OF SAVANNAH* A despatch from Fortress Monro* yesterday stated that no Intelligence was brought bv tbe Bar of truce boat from Norfolk on Monday la relation to the reported capture of Favaanah by the Union force*, bnt we received the following from Baltimore:? BaMiaous. Feb. 18,1M2. It is rumored by passengors on board >be Old Point boat that news had reached Norfolk of the surrender ef Savannah without flriag a gun. Oar despatch from Fortress Monroe makes no mention of It. The atei y ?, therefore, given as man romor. In addition to this, a Philadelphia paper of yesterday morning contains the following despatches.? Posnuse Mouse*,Feb. Id, IMS. A report to the etfcct that the city of Savannah had been taken by Commodore n.ipoet was current In the South. Wamsr.Tos. Feb. 11,1863. The Navy Department has received despatches stating that the sure and Stripes wave over Savannah. The city has been retaken. reoeeupied ami repoeaeteed. The gunboats were eleven in number. These and three transports formed the advance of the federal fleet. This portion of the expedition alone carried eight thousand troops. Among the regiments concerned were the Ninety eeveuth Pennsylvania, the Sixth Connecticut and the Fourth New Hampshire. The route taken has not been made known. Reeonnoiteringexpeditions,for some time past, have passed up Wilmington river, in the rear of Fort Pulaski and Wall's Cut, emerging upon the davaanah river in the neighborhood of Fort Jackson. It la probable that tha gunboats ascended through these seme channels and attacked Fort Jecksou. Fort Jackson is a small work, built on a low marsh, four miles from Savannah. <m a site near the bend of the river, and commands Important points on the channel, on the interior line of fort ideations. It ie built of heavy brick masonry, lu armanicm consists of ten twentyfour Pounders (iron guns), three Held piece*, Ave eightinch howitzer*, one ten inch mortar, and noe eight inch mortar. 11 coet the government eighty thousand dollar*. There is also an exterior line of fortifications erected to protect the month of the Savannah on its sea approach at Tybee Island, Wall's Cut. through which the expedition probably I ia i\nm of th?? inland raiMjfpk to Savannah anil wm obstructed by the rebel* when our fore* took Purl Royal, by the sinking ?f a brig and driving three rowe of pilee a< rose the parage. Tho delicacy of tho operation of re moving the obstruction* ran be imagined. when we stale that tlia place wan ao far within the enemy'h linoa that they left it entirely unguarded, thinking that our troope would not have the temerity to approach the channel, nor the ingenuity to remove the obstruction*. A despatch from Washington ?talea that the Navy Department has no other .Ies(>ntehee about Savannah than those received from the I'retn agency. Tho following, from the Ha vknnah,Rrj mi/wan of tbe 11th init. in aorne measure etrengthena the abovn reports:? The enemy were quite active yesterday in Wall's Cut and the vicinity. They seem t?> be collecting there in considerable force, principally in Wright's rlrcr, which affords en easy passage into the Savannah. By the aid of a glass, at three o'clock I'. M.. we could readily asnke out niuc vessels?a portion of which seemed to be making their way towards Savannah. At Warsaw tbe United States forces are equally active. Quite a large force has landed, and, as s messenger from Skldaway informs na, liavo covered tho Island with thslr tents. All these movements betoken active hostilities at a vary oarly day NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Foantws Monaoa, fab. IT, IMS. A flag of truce brought over to-day a lady from Norfolk , but no newspapers. We understand that the Norfolk Day Book this morning make, no mention of the surrender of Fart Donelson, but represents that the contest is atlll going on. Tho United fttetes gunboat Harriet lane arrived from Washington during lost night. Although flred at during her passage down tbe Potomac, but one shot struck bar, slightly injuring her wheclhouae. A contraband cams in from the camp beyond Rig Betfie to day, having started on Saturday night. Ha brings no information of value. A aavore rain storm haa prevailed since morning, and there are now no signs of tbe weether clearing ap. The wind is north. The Stars and Stripes, the Jersey Bine and ether steamers for Hstteraa are atiil detained here. Dtstwrbetace at a Leetare la Baltliaert, Paittwoiu, Fbb. II, IMS A lecture to-night at tbe Maryland Institute was the onceaion of an esclting demonstration of Untoe feaiuig Iter Mr Fugtt, while delivering a lecture, branrbed of on political affhlrs. Alluding to tbe leet neih proposed by the logtalature for clergymen, be said, whilst be was a Union men, he would sutler martyrdom before be would submit to such an oatb, adding. "If this be treason. make me muni <n i?. Itaoaudience iu immediately greatly netted, and an aorta of notaea ware made Cheer* were offered for lb* t'oiun, Ac., and groan* for the speaker. The lecturer wa* compelled to dee tat , and the audience dlaperaed. The Boaloa Hank Statrmrat. , Uoeioa, >eb. 1?,IMS , Capital Stock *38.231,700 I,o*n.? and discount* 67,5M,0OO Jtpe l? Ml 1,000 Due front other bunk* H,310,000 Due to othor hank* w,?.:t,700 i i<epo*ita 32.03/1,000 I'lf uwton 0,400.000 V

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