Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 22, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 22, 1862 Page 1
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TI I WHOLE NO. 9295. THE FORT DONEISON VICTOR! ADDITIONAL DETAILS. OPERATIONS OF THE LAND FORCES The Brilliant Charge of Lau man's Brigade. THE CAPTUBE OF THE RIFLE PITS THE FIRE EATERS OF THE WEST, &C., &C., ft0. jforrcspoiidence of the Chicago Tribune, Feb. 19-1 Ino army mude uo movement on Friday of consequence, but waited any demonstration the rebels might make. The latter wore elated with the repulse of the gunboats, and undoubtedly concluded that they would either repulse the army, or if uot that they would out their way through and escaped to CUrksvilK Prepared to do either, as circumstances might decide, at six o'clock on Saturday morning they appeared in olid column upon the road, which seems partly parallel to the crock, at Mct.lernard't right. It was a few miotics n?t six wbeu our pickets exchanged shots with their skiruiibJiers. Immediately the whole division wu astir, waiting for what mtcht turn up. .ts the rebels neared our forces they deployed and formed in line of battle, making the most furious attack upon the right; also sending their Mississippi sharp shooters, as one of (he captains, now a prisoner, Informed me, to the left to throw tho <E1?vodUi aiitt T^uhtleth regiments into confusion. It was about seven o'clock when the firing began on the right, and in a few minutes it was running like a train of powder on a Door, along the entire line. The rebels advened with determination?not in a reguiar line, but in the gienlla mode?availing themselves of the trees and the undulations of the ground. Their design was to cut the division at the centre, turn the regiments on tho right, composing Oglfshy's brigade, up a?uir st the creek, and capture them. Rut their movemonts to that end wero foiled. The regiments at the centre being pressed, alter standing hot fire, begun gradually to fall back, which rendered It necessary for Oglesby to do Iho kanio, *3 ho Kiiiirftted from the divisiou.aud the entire right wing of the division accordingly swung back, slowly at Arst. Dresser's and Schwartz's batteries were brought into position as eoou as possible, and for a wliilo there was a very heavy lire, accompanied by continued rolls of musketry. Ifonowere to judge by sound alone, all battles would be terrific: but when a light is wugod in a forest, the trees high in, up the branches usually suflhr V most. There was, however, considerable loss ou both ftt thia nnlnt An<l now occurred ono of those blunders common In warfare. Tho enemy pressing hard upon oiir forces, General McCIornand sent Major Brayinan for reinforcements. lie rode rapidly to the rear and came upon Ool. fruits brigade, who moved forward, crossed the road, and came up in rear of the Thirtieth and Thirty first. These regiments wero lying down and firing ovor the crest of a ridge. As Colonel Crubt came in roar of them they rose to their feet, not knowing whether tho force in their rear woe friend or foe. The Twenty-fifth Kentucky : supposing them to be rebels, poured in a volley, which did terrible execution. It is not possible to ascertain how many fell under tho fire, but it was sufficient to throw tho entire division into disorder, and at once there was almost a panic. Some men took to their heels, threw down their guns and equipments, and lied to the rear crying "Ail is lost!" "We ore all cut to piecesl" and similar expressions. Some of them even lied to Fort lionry, twelve miles distant, and immediately the woods wore filled with stragglers. Iho enemy improved the opi>ortunity and advanced Upon Dresner's and Schwartz's batteries, capturing five guns', taking po-session of General MoClernaud's head quarters.yid drjvj^ggtjr tyc$a ficarlv a mile and a half. They EaTojieiied the gap; and not ouly that, hut had in the Joust driven us, captured five guns, and hod reason to l'cel that tho day was theirs. But now they committed a fatal mistake. Instead #f adhering to the original plan to escape, tin y resolved to follow up their advantage by pursuit, cut us up aud captm o the entire army. The tight had lasted nearly four hours, and Mc< lertutnd's division wus exhausted? besides, they wore out or ammunition. At this juncture General Wallace's division was thrown lit front, lhuy to >k up a position on a ridge, with Captain Taylor's battery in the centre at tlie road, commanding it down tlio ridge to tho bottom of a ravine. tlctTsr^nnd 5 division was making np its scattered ranks, ready to 3 up perl Wallace. It wus new pa-t noon?nearly ono o'clocV Tho reb-ls formed upon the ri tge whith General McCleruuud hul occupied through tho uT^Ju, 'iliey were Hushed with success, and descended UtO ri<t?n with tlio expectation ol routing the Yankees. As they enino in range, Taylor wpon thoiii wltli shell, giapc and canister. They quailed before it advance I ut a ilow paoo, came to a halt, and as tho luian'ry opined begun to fa i back. Wahucu improved tho moment, moved on,d.o\e them boforo him, regained tho lost 4'1< IVlUauut'B lent ailU UCCU|'1IU IUO uid ground. Turn is only ? ^,ri4f ni'te, conveying a general idea. I i-ahijOJ 0f f )?, pr<>^-cgs of tlu' troops, of instance^ J!i> v .ivi'Jual bravery ,?'though it is generally adiudj^i that Taylor's battery saVtd tho day. 'j'ho rebels might Luvo etoai'Oti Vthen A'.icjfM was dr iving tli'in back, but by edIAo fatuity neglected tbo opportunity, and were again bad i p. this niaijp two distinct tight*; but the day was not thus to rinse. Thtf? was to be a hCCODd display of coolness, darrtjjr'ajid dr. t Twined bravery of Union troops, ttjfhtrflfj under the t?tars and Stripes, reauHiflg fTi 1 s g'jtl vtjtory. The Iowa ami Inn itfiTtb6y'J rtrtSTpsHg Wauman'strrigrsdo, of Smi'h^d^ i?ioij, Wife rclUr to do their purl in rroshlng out, febsllion, and <<?rtr>) (Irani decided ibat 'limy should; ha\ u an oppmT.nliy to show their vaior. Vnredly- west of F>rt. 1> nelson, and beyond thy^re^ptworkj, there was a socoud ridgn of IjPil tiffining parallel tn that on which the breastworks ^Ort erected. The dtv.laitee across from ridge to ridga, as near as I could judge by a somewhat inihutu auivjty, U About fort y rwda. ( n this outer ridge were ten rilie bits, niude of logs, with a shallow illicit behind and the fztnvtU-d eurtii thrown up in front. Tl?? western slope of tho ridge was rjiiito steep. Tho distance to the base wasthitty rods, as 1 judged, opr*tag u[iou u iweatuwr and cornfield/ 'itic elojwv had bees finest, but the reb-'le lad ute.1 their axes un?l cut down the trees, forwwpg tux blMrtm not impassabie, because the forest wugatvt -lead, but a serious obstruction to the a lv.unoe of on ?-wt\ It was desirable that the rebel* should bntirr-en <> it of tledr pits, for they in pert cdiniwauded >"<??. I sno t- *1, lying aliout sixty rods fsrt'tbr eavt. Tlie pits wero defended by on i Ifisgisstnpj, one Kentucky, ami one Tennessee re/.lmeny, v*nle irteer jt g, ? ents were In posltloo iu the rear trysunnrt them. Oiloiml latuuiau 1'orinod'hir biigaijb in tho ineumw, in plain sight of tlx enemy.Ju>* b-yoad rwuvket range, Sid advanced, Tho lullow fug diagram will (^present the p ?, r.tions:? ?Cel. Head's Term. j | " * -WIK, _ - T?Mtbltlsa j J " 1 ? Steep irwt \ Jd fowa. \ ASM Ind. I ... + , 25th Ind. Wood* ? . , 7th Iowa. 1 Th? Kentucky .h-.hl tho ceutri^ Colonel Horn! lrftn<a*? reglnieut.ih<?ret?el right, and the Konrteeni tlt?f the l?l\ (land . The hcntoiT.y regins-nt wii roe of tho Urgent, tdwi'disciplined uiiU drilled in it re he I army. Colonel lantrvin ga*? the Second Iowa [the honor? i-lullint fun charge. rjisy nm\*>l arross tlio meadow through a little be>v4.jf woods, raanc to the base of U kiitl. ut"l m?t the I Widen rate. lint they paused not momer*. Then they encountered the lallcd tract, ho Instead of being-^<ie?rtewed, they seemed to l? new lif? *ud energy. Wiliiwat -firing a shot, ivilUm tna< liiQtt a monoot. or taller my a* tholr rank; tn Jthmaed, tliey iwi?>?d op the hid, regard kr-s 01 the tit In IVon or on bhe<r (tank, hiwi|?>t upon the rilln ptisan 4 dMvo tho i rba'e d??v n thaeaetsm slope. 1Ueyw<c?|W into, tholr Inner I too of rtefoaoei. Colonel Laiim<m di not deem it <w ida?'. to follow, but halted lie mea an poured it <lee.'ly ire upon the foa, iu force, with too ^ cannon behind the work*. . Tlien for leu nibiutes tb* Asa was exceedingly eevor< ? Ivi tted the npot an Son-lay aftarnoon, and found th * ground thiol- with bullets ttred hy tho rebels. Tho tree j * were m drwed, b?lt*)oro evldanco on thetr limbs that th mm of the rebels had been anueh toohlgh. Colonel Lau man onllafl Ills men barb to their rifle pita, and th r tin y lay down upun their Arma, holding Uie poelliu through 1L* night, ready with the llrit flush of dauru 4 t 'gnaka ahrcarii in the line heyand. Oh, the wild charge thay ntadel ? . J Honor tho Imuuan brigade. A T deam 11 perfectly mhnlaslbla to alter Tennyson t * in: klhglhUibrlef uotaof abrillhuit achievement. Twee jl tyfoer hours after the light I visited the spot an 1 euiw tea of Ihs brave anes whaee lives bad been given to I their country lying npon the slope la front of tho nf t pits. Ileliinil the pito were Aevernl uf the enemy ,svb * find fallen in-their attempt* todloe. There were numerous pools af blood upon the n <*rt ? v tlie bill, whore the wnnuded had fallen,but who bad baa taken to the hospital*. Colonel J.-iiiiftim waa apprised during tka night tin Hke rebels wsre i leuit -ui surrender, tiy aatgro who lu ca|>"d to his llneg. rioen after day.ight an oflh-ei bUjor Calahrv, appeared, bearing* white flag and a not from Oaneral RioiLirr to flonoral Cran , proponing a car nation of h'atiii'.i uaiid the uupoiaurnuiil of commission ar As the tr'egra|.li has given you the oorrasponilatiw that followed, | need not Insert It. l ist victory was won, and Kurt Pone'son was our* with Its ev niee" heavy : Ire guns, 11k forty eight tiel, piece-, Itamhs li tlionsaml kOhllers, its fiponty thons.ui. 1. IE NE T "theD: i The Scene of the ! /I \\ P ewri W i mo in [ b&ehr1 M gp(xnt3 fl-eati quarters th; br i i mtfg? < SPAT A?Water battery. i??Bluff battery. C?Rebel camp over tbc river. stand of arms, its tents and ammunition?all conditionally ours. Wild were the cheers, loud were the salut . th fleet and irom l'aylor'e batteries, when I q,?riI Stripes, the glorious old Hag, whk flung Jhl> v...,,,.,upon tho ramparts of Fort Doneboo. I.cannot give you tbo sights or the kn. ,a?nt. Y?m must imagine them. Neither hare I ? t0 tell of the appearance of the rebels in their sn> . ... lored .hllhhv clot heq?their bcdqullts, pieces of c JLTiM WvwIals flcVing?but there they were gioon * bled, apprehensive tor the f auit 'yct , think that many of them wcre not 'eorry that there was to be w e^?,.i?a i mala myself at w ' *1100* them, talked with them freely. heard In me indignant utterances Kgtviral Floyd, who had sneak 4- away wtth his Virginia r.gim< tit*. the Thirty tixth, gvtrtleittk and Fifly-Hret, and a ho*l ?f atraggler*?oilloe m many of them?who did not heal late to depart their mian in the hour of adver dy. Thay went away at jmniight, after an angry alterrali.n, a* I a aa informed tijya nccersloii officer, between Pillow. l'ioyd and Ruokn ^ j>m aino tnformedthat about live thousand rcbols er ?)peitl the boat* being loaded to the guards. forest * ' jbmislaua cavalry eroafied on their hornet along the cree 4. n?t ^be groat Imlk of the.ariuy 1* our*. Fifteen tho /erand prisoner* ! What shall we do with them? Weh jn% indeed drawn an elephant. Hut I meat clone m Tho prisoner* are being imt on hoard the ?t?iiner*v ar g r (earn that probably you will have a > chance to eea^o jwof (bew in Qiicngo. TWt] RBBBL GARRISON. B. R. J?HNSON'? JtI VISION. hrurral Hdbinti t BrtqatU. . I'? THuid'Siwr regiment, Colonel Hilland. > | V iMieidnpi regiment, Colonel Heynolde. ! | yiret/jtiHalt.e'l'P1 regiment, Lloutcnaut Colonel Ham lton. 5 . GtnmU Daviitton'i Brigade. t Seventh Tevn* regiment. Co'nnol Crcgg t ; Jflggoh Kentucky regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Lynna, i 1 T*.nd Mitt.seipl'i reftim. nt. Lieutenant Colonel Wrtla. 1 < '. iu ml Drakt't Brigatl*. v* Twentieth Miiwis'ippi regiment, Colonel Etty. ?j .MiaeiHHippI Battalion, tlojor t.arven. ill ? Arkaneae regiment, Colonel lien. in( ? Tonne* o>ii regiment, Colonel Hrowdor. . > Fourth Mlteieaippl rcgimout, Coloaol Iteake. f DIVIHION. ,r ?- Tennesson regiment, Colonel llead. r? F ifty third I'enne?*i>e regiment. Colonel Workea. 10 ? Minstsalppl regiment,Colonel Hughe*. * Teunecsee regiment.Colonel Abernethy. | Teimwee regiment,Colonel Quarlee j Tenth Tenure oe leguucnt,(Inlonel Hieuoan. * Thirty alifb Virginia regiment. * Fifty first Virginia regiment. * Fiftieth Virginia regiment. Fifty Hiath \ irginia regiment. *} ?- Mieeieeinpi regiment,fXBonnl Cook. Third lYnnenere regiment, Oilouei lle.tmer " Infantry htdta ion, Major Hone. r ? ?_ regiment, Colonel Palmer, second Kentucky regiment, Colonel Hauna. ltMitiwHFt e rogimenv, Hue#. n regiment. Colonel Kerguaon. " Tnnneasvo regiment, Colonel Bailey. * Alabama Infantry battalion, Major Cow,en 'I Teimosseo Cavalry battalion, Colonel lirante. ? 1 ,,nLi...,a I'annlew KnltAlinx LVeea-l n BuUtrit* <f Artillery. 0 Captain Porter's. Captain Rom a. Captain Crover's. tlapiain Cury a. Captain tlreen's. ?? . Captain French's. tlnptain Manning's. 4 Otm M AP OP THE LOCALITY, r tub PORT?position ok thk oitn boats and ttwiow troops tnmjNo tor first day's action, ac. u In addition to ether mapn and diagrams which we f havu at various tluiu<t Riven of the neighborhood of ths a recoil v Ictory, wa now present a copy ef a sketch taken on the spot, of the position of Uis troops and gunboats ' on the Hrst day of the contest, together with a diagram ?, of tbe fort and explanatory references in eonnectieo therewith. Thetoitwas an extcneivo earthwork, with a number of kaeti me, the northern battory (.1) being a > water bgttery, r imnandod by another, moth higher on the roek, and called the Blntf Rattcry (?). Ituude the ? fort was a large encampment of rebel troops, , with their boed*?ar?srs Is the eenire (A), with W O NEW YORK, SATURDA1 ECISIVEBAT1 Brilliant Operations of and Its Shi 6 ;" | ... res divisionI/v^sX jpt# OPEN El ELD ?% s* !^p WOODS ft U XI brksadefl| * UD ^MSi %. VYER' inn* OADr/VjU <3ow D?Dresser's battery. K?'label headquarters. Floyd's camp. two other camp* outside the walls, Floyd's camp (F) being on the fort aide of the river, and the other < C) on the opposite side. As the fort was much higher, except in one instance, than all the surrounding neighborhood, It commanded the camps and gave the troops the protection of their gun*. To prevent the said high ground?which commanded the fort?from being used by tho Union forces, and also to have a place to retreat to if driven by tho Union gunboats from ths fort, the rebels had made rifle pits there, which In ths course of the action wers captured from them by ths Union troops and turned against them. By referring to our correspondent's account of tbe gunboat action, and looking at our plan, it will bo perceived, that tbe four Iron gunboats (numbered 1, 2, 3, 4) occupied a line across the river, in the bend, with their bows facing the battery. From these vessels a shower of shot and rbell was poured forth upon the rebel works, which was replied to with effect from ths fort. The Conestoga and Tyler (N'os. 0 and ?), not being iron platod, were

stationed some distance further down the Cumberland, hut yet near enough to join in the light. 1 lie traniports landed their troops it ill further down the river, and thoy (look s brigade), with aomo volunteer officer!, who loft the gunboats after they had fallen back, marching by tho river road, gained tho position on the heights to the north of the fort, while the aids moved onward towards ths headquarters. Smith's and Wallace's divisions invested tho west side, with Woedis and Tbsysr's brigades in ths advance, the former brigade being in the timber along the road to Golden PaavI and ihn lmtlnr nn hn hlnff. (hi lhi? tidfl of lhA world! wai General Grant's headquarters. On tb? southern side of tlie road to Fort Henry was stationed Met iernand's division, with Captsin Dresser's battery (D), com- , mainline the tipper part of the river. It will thus bo aeen that not only wae the fort comptetnly in vested by tbe i'nion troupe, but all chance of their being reinforced, either with mm er supplies, wan entirely cut olT, unless a defeat of the Union troops should take place, by either a sortie from the fort or an overwhelming advance upon seme of their camps from the country in their rear?the latter very unlikely to occur, as pickets were stationed for mllee elong all the roads leading to the point of at tack. Notwithstanding the strength of tbe work, and tbe abatis that were thrown dewn to obstruct the inarch of the Union forces, General Grant so arranged his forces as to completely surround tbe enemy. take possess km of their high ground, end compelled them to accept terms of unconditional surrender. The following are the names of the transports alluded to In the map and in the above account ? White Ulond, Diamond. B. J. Adams, I) K. futt, Baltic, Minnehaha, K. H. Kaircbild, Hasel Doll, Iiebanon, Universe, Glad valor, Bell Memphis, t l. m.i..'. Kannv Bullitt. Tlrreee, Stephen Decatur. The Fort Dontlxon Prlioneri. CmoeoO, Fob. 21, 1SA2. Twenty-two li^nlred of the Fort Donoloon prisoner* armed hero this Morning. More ere eapocted to-morrow. St. Lone, Feb. 21,1802. Nearly all the Fort Donelaon prieonora have reached here, and are being rapidly forwarded to ttierr doatiuu tton. Cenerei Rurknrr la rv]>oct<ed to-night. It la ord< ratnod that lite nffi??rn will be wnt m < olmnbue, Ohio. (.antral Hucfcner and General iohnaon are atlll at Kcrt Donelaon tVnornl Colli,n, has tint r xty nnreee and ter rorgeon# to attend to the rounded al Mound City n k h r, FEBRUARY 22, 18G2. CLE IN TENN the Western Fighting trroundings. r / Jl ROUND' .?rM ^/w,/ #^^^v/yv? | RRHRR 4 i mc clernands division m P l?at. flagsbip.') i? Looisviil*. J- Gunboat AmU 3?Pittsburg, ) IMPORTANT FROM TENNESSEE. The Capture of Clarksville,with Twenty Days Supplies. Opening the Cnmberland to the Capital of TenneHsee. Astonishing Development of Union Feeling. Offbr to Surrender Nashville to the Federal Troops. Call for a Meeting of the Legislature by Governor Harris. Tennessee to be Restored to the Union by Her Own Act, Ac., Ac.. Ac. CXION ACCOUNTS. Ht. Louis, Feb. 30,1843. To Major Gnwui MoCunxAN ? ClarksTille is Ukao, with supplies enough for oar army for twenty days. Th. place is now occupied by Genera) Smith's division. H. W. HAIJ.KCK, Major General Commanding. Sr. Loom, Feb. 31,1843. Special's despatches from Cairo to the RefnMican ami Drmoeral say, that on Tuesday two rebel regiments, from ClorkSTille, came to Fort Itooelson, and gave themselves tin uvlna ihaf Lhflv hnrl h?AD llOtialVid. A Till WHfO Lirftd Of lighting against the old flag. It la declared that strong obActions will ba raised by the Tcanessean* against tha Bowling Green force offering battle at Nashville. The Provoet Marshal at Clerksvllle has sent word to Genera) Grant to come up and oocupy the town at onoo. The officers of the gunboats now lying thero represent the 1'nion fee ing as very strong. Tlio people state thst they tiacl been made to believe that the Union army whs entirely composed of Germans and ncgrooe, for abolition purposes but now that ttiey see It Is not, they are anxious to return to tltcir allegiance, i'rwmineiu citterns aay thai a c m liar feeling m ill prevail in lite whole Stale in a week. (iwrrw Han-it hat caiird ? mrotinit of IV LopithHur* tv;' , for Ih. fur,"itf, it it ajfiviuil, of ha mg .tit ' Hit uwutUutu nal *>'.? pawd t>y (fl? m Immrduir*']/ an ERA! ESSEE. i ; Boys?Fort Donelson . PI 1 '' 4?Carondelet. ) ft?Tvler. ' Gunboat fleet. fl?Oouustoga. J nulled; and Vennerree officer* and cititent declare that the State will loan to La* I in the Union. htthki. account. The Richmond |iup<-ia contain the following des patch:? Afocsta, Feb. IS, 1802. Profeseor Paul, of Fve, arrived here to-night from Nashville. He saya that Fort DoneUon fell on Sunday morning, and that General Johnston bad telegraphed to the memo awl offered In turrmder NathtUle on emdiii >n thai privitf projterfy would be retpecied. No answer was receivod; but tbe majority of the citizens seemed willing to five up on thcno conditions. A large number of persons bad left tbe city. Thirteen thousand fedor.J troops wore stationud st Fort Duiiolson end two thousand were at Clarksvllle. The rioer u<as riling, iu thai the gunboati of Pit era my could rtarh A'ruhnili. A large amount of government stores will fall into the bands of the eucmy. llubl of the rolling stock will probuMy be saved. Tbe Norfolk Day Rook of Wednorday, after quoting from the Northern presa despatches of Sunday, thinks that it is morn than probuhln Fort Itonelson baa fallen. IMPORTANT FROM ARKANSAS. ANOTHER SPLENDID AFFAIR. Defeat of Price at 8ugar Creek Crossing. CAPTURE OF BENTONyiLLE. More Rebels and Munitions of War Captured, <M.| Ac., Ac. Hfuixji artkrPjHt. Lorn, Feb. 20, 180X Ta U a ,n. n?imar II.Of rtt tv_ Price, being reinforced bp McCulIoch' command, made a aland at Sugar Creek (we rro?*ed Into Arkansas on the lltb), and waa defeated after a abort engagement, and again fled. Many rebel prisoners were taken, and the arm* which Price'* men threw away In their flight. H. W. HALLKt'K, M^jor General Commanding. Capture of Beutonrllls by Gen. Curtis. St. Lou*, Feb. 21,1802. General Halleelr to-day telegraphed to General atoClc'lan that General furlls lua taken Hontnuvllle, Ark., with aoonaldnrable quantity of baggage, Ac. Interesting from Krnlnrky. COLUMBUS NOT MVACHAT*!* ?THE RKPOKTKD AltMSST OK fi*H. Ml'CKKKR KOIt TRRAPOM. St. I/hms, Feb. 21, IMS. A Union eoout, who w*? In Columbus Tuesday night, rei>nrta tint no preparations were being mad# for the evacuation of tlut place. Fourteen steamer*, with steam up, worn i.t tbe wharf. A salute was flred Indicating the arrival of a general and reinforcements from the South. I<nriMAntr, Ky.,Fob.2l, lstlg. Tho Journal woe misinrorinoil Willi rei .ird to thcraiwa* re|Kirtod Issued by Jud.e Catron for the arrest of General ltiw kuor. He le tndor Indictment, hut It Is not probable that (be civtl vo'.l ri'le: will dun nil h'tn from the military authorities. i D. IK ICE TWO CENTS. THE UNION. WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. rite 130th Anniversary of the Occasion. WW THE PEOPLE INTEND TO HONOR IT. Proclamations of President Lincoln, Mayor Opdyke and Mayor Xalbfleisch. 'rogramme of the Official Celebration in This City. IRYTION BY THE IION. GEORGE BANCROFT. ?aluteato be Fired, the Military to Parade and Bell* to be Rung. iRAND ILLUMINATION IN THE EVENING fleeting of the People of This anc Neighboring Cities. Pbe Day in Brooklyn, Jersey City. ZXoboken, 4ti) Ac,, Jlc. Judging from the vast preparations made all ovet the ountry, ami the patrtotio spirit pervading the people. Iio celebration of the 130th anniversary ot Wa-iUiugton's lirthday will bo something worthy of the to-nea and of bo noble patriot whoso memory is cherished so tiffoe ionaleiy by the masses, North and South, and whosedisnterestcd advice, if heeded, would have saved our !> e epublic from the melancholy spectacle it now presents o the world of brothers in dually strife and shedding tach other's blood causelessly. It is moot that at such a ,lmo as tho present tho whole people -hould join in lings ng hymns ol'praise to Washington, who, more than any , itherninn, was instrumental in gaining for us whatever if national prosperity and greatness we now erjoy, and 'resident Lincoln was only echoing tho national w.-h *bon be recommended a general celebration all over tho .'nltel States, iQ honor of "tho Father of his Country. ' ieiice it is that all classes, olllcials, merchants and radespoople, have resolved to set aside all business ar angements this year, with the object of participating leart and soul in properly commemorating tho occasion. The celebration of 1803 will therefore he more imposing nd unanimous than that of any previous y. ar since the ^dependence of the colonies. The following are the proclamations of A bra'am I inoln, President of the United States, and tloorge <)pd\ k? dayor of tho city of New York:? thk pkf.suhcnt's proclamation. BY THK PRRKint.NI OS THE I'MOJI ATA1KS. a proclimatio*. It is recommended to the people of thel nite l Nta'ee that they assemble in their <-u8tumary places for public lolemnii les on tho 33d day of February instant, and cel.Brate the anniversa-y of the birthday of the Father of lis Country, by causing to be road to them bis immortal FAREWF.JX ADDRESS, liven under my hand and the seal o. th-United S at.>?, at Washington, the 19th day i f February, in the year of our lord ono thousand eight h ndrod end sixty two, end of the Independence of the United Slides of America the eighty-sixth. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By the President?William H. Hewaan, -eoretary of ;Ute. proclamation bt tub mator. Mayor's Osmpr, Nrw Yotn . Keh. 3" lkdj. In accordance with the notion of the President of th> United Stales, and the Common Conn-II of this city, and in recognition of tho importance of the ate glot i wis achievements of the national arms. 1 would re pie t from the citizens of Now Yorl: a ? eeia'ly ear Bost and patriotic observance of the 23d '*: Hi - o;i" hundred and thirtleih anniversary of th < B r'.heuy of Washington, hy a g'.ieral suspensl'in of business, nul by a cordial participation in tlie oelebrationof tlie d iv,ai well under tlie published programme of the Oommitie of the Common Council as by s eh other m > .o-t of distinguishing tliis particular anniversary us may be up pr< pri ito io u national noim-iy. (ifcOROR OPDYKK. Mayor. In ibis city the celebration will bo p.irti:ol#ly brilliant. A ?f ?><1 fMirti?m of the militia will parade,palate* will ho Are I at sunrise and sunset, orations will ho do Ivorad without number, the Farewell Address of Wash mpton w ill bo read at several of tin- pi.bdo bails, old Trinity bells vrill peal forth their m-lodi his chimes. tits will bo displayed on nine-tenths of tho buildings, anil * splendid illumination will o?me oil' 111 the evening. At all the theatres and places of public am aomont the m<-t attractive programmes have been provided. In connection with the subject of flu* hoisting it is pr'j rr to call attention to the jiulpuble u?-f lectexhibited by those having cliargo of tho shipping in our barhor. There is no good reason why the forest of masts in port should not display their bunting and present as gay aud attractive an appearauce as possible on all proper occasions: and rertainly no holiday could be more worthy of being honored in this Important m tfter than lb<- Kirtliday < 1 Washington. 'Die Chamber of Commerce somo time ago adopted a resolution calling for a better observance of tho custom of flag raising on our ships; hut tne hint does not seem to have met with the respect it deserves. Jh? reason assigned for the omission is that masters and owners of vessels arc generally absent frmn their ships on holidays, and that those left In charge keep the hunting closely locked up below. Instead of airing it aloft. But this is no excuse at all. Masters and owners should see to It that their agents do the right thing during their absence, and It Is hoped that this advico will at all oven is be well attended to on this occasion. The oillcial programme prepared by the Joint commit tee of the Common Council embraces several new fca lures. A national salute is to be fired, by order of the committee, at I'uion s<|uaro, in front of the equestrian statue of Washington, at sunrise, and at sunset in front .t-M.w n.n let *h? Pfirlr Th? rmnmitfrr h-.vv ? Ol IUU VII/ "*"i '" ?" - ? ? wise 1.-81it'U the following request to the people of ib? city:? Our fellow citizen* *re respoetfnlly requested to suepeuil business and to observe the day a* a holiday. aa well iu commemoration of the lllrtbdny of Washington ts in response to tlio recent glorious victories wl?n;b havii crounc'l the arma of o ir I nlon Tlio lings will bs displayed from all ths pnbltc buildings, anil tho cltl/cua and masters of vessels In port ar.? requested to display their (lag* from their bouses and verncl* during tbo day. Thn City llall anil public building* In the Dark will be Illuminated, :ind all citizen* ara requested to lllumiuata their store* aud houaea In tba availing. COMXimjt O* AIJlKKMRX. COMMITTRF o* mmOl VK?. .1 aiiirs Reed, Ale voider If. Keocli, Henry Stnilb, Jacob M. Izw>g, Francis I. A. Boole, Cornelius Hwmnd, Inane Dayton, Tboma* Stephenson, William Walsh. John llrice. HKVKY SMITH, Chairman A ux Affront n. Krxnt, Secretary. At two o'clock In the afternoon tba Corporation wilt procead to the Institute, to listen to an aioquent oration by tba lion. George Bancroft, bi*torlan of tha L'nilad State*. Mayor Opdyke will preside. The order of exercise* on tbe occasion will bo aa foilow*.? OFFICIAL CILF.BR ATIOJt AT COOTS* IMTIftfll. 1?Muaic. by Wallace * full band?"Hall Colombia." a? I'rayor by Rev. I)r. Tyng. 3 Singing On I ted State* national anthem,"flod of tho Fro*." Air?"Old Hundredth." Composed by William Roi?e Wallace. 4?Reading "Washington * Flarawoll Addrsse ' by floor g* H. Moure, Ksq., Secretary of tha Hie tor leal Sorl?tV. _ Mmmo by I'M Band. g .-bnglng t.y Urn Union OlM Hub, ' Columbia. Wo p?o\? Tlioo " _ 7-_oivi< n by Hon. tloorgo Bnarrofl. H?Staging by tb? Union Ulaa Club, "Tho Htar Spangled Banner." li?>l ale by the Band. "Yankee Boodle." It?Slnglng by tho Union Gloe Club, " Wo'ro Marching pnwn ;o - men land." 11?King by tho Union Glea Club, "Our Country, tla of'lheo." 13?Hmc?llctlon by Iter Br. I'otu. Vt?"imle. by the Hand. To pr< vent any over crowding of the hullding, the {CUN'ONUKD ON EIGHTH HACK.]

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