Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 26, 1862, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 26, 1862 Page 3
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tteat spirits of our soldiers. Two wMha ago Butler arsenate* the talaad la great part, Md was gene no oae koowa whither, with Ike great body or hla fareee fur about taa Bays. Ha lln two or three thousand alok oa tbo Maad. Mow ha la back again, tha spies tall us, with taa or twelre tboueuudof hia Yankee Paladins,and nieaachorage Is crowded with many anil of shipping. The poor dertle are discovering Hut It ia no hoi day aport to rough It on tha G. If coaeta in winter, with au dry camping ground, ao good watar, and no chimera of plunder. Th.* bad water, the, bad weather, and the Wok of fresh gr b, have made the hospital department the moet I nportant branch Of the "Expedition of the .southwest." The elements, led to the attack by the great Commander df the Universe, are our ra all.ee. and do the work of ahot and shell quite elteciually. Met down tlie "great expedition of tlio rouUiweat" ua another Yankee JUuco. McClellan might further carry out bin grand strategy of "diversion," and still And that quadruple tbe erc he baa yet been able to plant in the tiulf would not divert aue man from the Army of the I'ttomac. We htvo enough and to spate at every point of importune'', to h>ld it agauiat any force. Since my last a lively business has been done by tha Mblockade breakers," with mixed success. I tnuy not aay how many vessels have scccoi-sftillyg 't out of port, nor may 1 say what hare successfully gut in, excopt such aa the enemy know of as well as wo. One has been captared about eighteen miles from the mouth of the hat bur. Bhd la(( U hits e.,.1 t U?u..?n mm tl.a ? ?? .snmw Wilder, the property of Confederate owtieru. She wee there sold toe BrUiah subject, wee rechrtrlened the Andre wclla, and took out ?o> tiauce for Natumoros. Not happening to sail In tbet direction, however, she wee one morning discovered lyiug aground cluee in the shore of Alabama by the blockaders. lhey sent boat* to take possession: but, when they approached, were tirod on by members of a Mobile cavalry oompany, the t liy Troop, lying in nmbunh on the shore, and woreditveu off wilh the loos of one of their boats, and many killed and wounded. Later in the day they made an. thcr effort with all the Innate and laun. h> s of two large eUaraorn, convey log bet ween two and three thousand mon. I he Confederate troopers fo ight tbein until their ammunition was exhausted, when a hawser wan carried out to a steamer, and the w.hoouet hauled off?a costly prize, for twelve bodies of slain Hessians have since drilled ashore, and donbtlres many drifted to sea. or were carried off by tbeir oomrados. The bodies were of three who Juinporl er fell overboarrTwhen shot, or were lead in the hotti Which was capsized in the confusion of the tight by the panic stricken wretches. 1h? schooner has been claim d by an agent of the British Consul here, under a (lag of truce, but has been soiit North by Flag Officer McKe. n for adjudication. You will flno the |ioints of ibe c aim fb- rendition, or for subsequent indemnity, Ret foith at length in a late issue of the Adcet titer and Utauier. of this city. Another schooner, the Jessie Richards, loaded with edtou, grounded in running out of the harbor at night, and being in range of the blockadere next morning, was humeri by her crew to prevent her falling into the hands or the enemy. The crew escape I to sh ire In their bouts. The schooner Clara arrived safely from Havana in this port a fow days b.ifore. Another schooner Jtliu La ue, accomplished P9 ] *? <1 feet than running the blwjyjdo wilh * vatuab'e target. A passenger by this schooner rela'es an Incident or the perilous voyage from Havana, which smacks ren considerably of tlie romance of the seas. On the nieht before they approached the coast, when da k and ugly weather prevailed, a little stir was heard on deck which" brought him up from the cabin. The schoouer was rolling in tho trough of the sea. with her sails shivering, and looming Out of the darkness like a phantom ship,' scarcely more than two cables' lengths away, was a jrea^lack hall of a Lincoln cruiser?asteamer?darting rapidly past, her g ne grinning from her open ports, and men discernible on he" deck by the light of the ship lanterns. The crew of the little schooner held their b e"^. , In suapeuso, and moved not until ths d?-_, ^a, pT7t fearing that a whlapejr, or the cr-|cm| ^ hur ucUlc/or tte flapping of a saP ?ouMT?iray ber presence. The fffecaution o aafjng no jt^ht aboard, Bare that in tho binhamg. lloue saved tbc scuoouer flroat being discovered ? by ike watch of the steamer. "A splendid g nboat, christened the Morgan as she Vouched the water, was launched day before yesterday, She was planned and constructed by Mr. H. D. Basaet.t, a Confederate States naval constructor; and all tb.ee who know anything about the merits of a vessel say that If she does not establish his fame as a naval ar thitect he will not have hia deserts. Her linos are the perfection of all the points which urn considered prerequisites of speed and strength, ad a more beautiful craft never floated. That he is a perfect wonder of shtpwlight skill you will allow, wh-n I tell you that, though her tonnage is ovnr nine hundred tons, build, rs' measurement, her draught, with machinery, armament, stores, coal and erewou board, will be scant Ave feet. Yet sbe is sharp as the sharpest clipper afloat, and will cany an armament which many an old fashioned simp of war would stagger under. I would like to gwe a more particular dercrtpUea, but I am fearful that f might be guilty of making ear loyal mails transport In-"urination cot. traband under khe threatened act of Congress. I only wisli that Mr. Secretary llallory could see thb remarkable vessel, so wsR built In so brief a time. I think he wotrtd order two ?t three dozen like her at once, and pnt Basse it at the bead of hia whole corps of naval architects. The Morgan ts 2051 feet extreme length, and 88 feet 8 inches beam. She waa lannch.il with uer machinery on board. Another gunboat of about the same sice, but of a different model and <by a different constructor, wHl be branched hem in a few days. There is another navel "arrangement" "In progress here, too. but I believe I'll nay no mom about it. It is a State Job, for Alabama intends to haw a navy as well ae army. Ibis Is one of the State s rights" developed by this war. The war Is causing our planters to make" very remarkflhU difYiTsrlflB TIiav hflvs fnnnrl rmi.?it ImiL at mm ttf Ihom havn, for many refuse to believo?that something >mW? ootton cm be raisod on their plantations. Conscqnaatly, the prices of the greater and lessor articles of apply have begun steadily to slide down the scale of gestations. and prorislone are cheaper. Bacon has crawled down to twenty cents, aod butter thirty cants? theenearticle better than that cored In Bnckerdoin, and the ether pretty nearly as good as that churned in O. ange county. Hay is more plentiful than any one erer believed it ooold be, and toe provision prospect generally togtes to look more favorable for the preservation or the Uves'Qf such persons as subsist by tbs consumptidL of vtetnnls?e habit to which we are all ipors or less addlstnd. Patriotism on m empty stomach is rather a heavy drag to the beat disposed; but no such drawback won henceforth prevail in the ootton States of the conf?doracy. Victuals plenty and good. CwroweiV Inqwests. Tn Wssrr Bboadwvt Homictvb.?The inquest in the ?ui of Patrick McGrath, of No. 64 West Broadway, who -was fatally injured while engaged in a fight with an ac * qualntance named James Kennedy, on the evening of the Hth Inst., was concluded yesterday before Coroner Wildey, aad the Jury rendered a verdict of "Death from hi <od poisoning and inflammation of the lungs, induced by vkjiancs at the hands of Jamas Kennedy." Decease ! was a native of Ireland, thirty-nine years of age. Kennedy was edso born in Ireland. and Is torty-eight years of ago. On the rendition of the verdict he was recommitted to prison to await tho actio.) of the Crand Jury. Brians bt Takiso Por>os.?Coroner Nauniann held an aqtiest yesterday st No. 810 Housfon street, upon tho body of Francis Moos, a native of O-rmany, aged twenty one years, who rommi ed suicide by taking it quantity of paint known as '-Paris grs.n," in which arsenic enters largely as a cOuponoat part. Dr. Wooster Hoich made apcet mortem rxai.iiaati.u of the body, and found evident traces of the {poison in tho stomach. No cause whatever could be assigned for the commission of the rash set. The jury, in rendering a verdict, took occasion to find anil with Hie law in relation to the sale of poisons, mltli It Unarm tialnt ftBulBTR And uthfll'l tn dianiiBn < f poisonous good* without .toy restriction whatever. Pnwn us Forsn DROWsran?The body of a German physician, named George F1i< slimano, was tourfd floating la the water at the foot of Market street y< atorday tn-irniOg. Doccssed, 11 appeared, hao been ir.asng from bia home eince the 3d of December laat, and when laat seen alive he was somewhat intoxicated. It Is supposed that be was drowned while on his way home from a Infer M< r saloon in Jacket n street. Ct roncr Na' mann held an inquest upon the body, when the Jury rendered a verdict it supposed drowning. Dr. FticRhmann was tlitv lour years of age, and was a reaident of No. ZUJ Monroe street. Faun Fail on tis let?John Simpson, a native or Ireland, aged sixty sight years, died at Lellevue Jl< spital ywtarday from 'be c fleets of injuries accidentally re oetved oa the tth Inst, by falling on tbo ice. Deceased fractured his thigh,and, Icing s man of intemperate habits, he sank under the Injury. Simpson whs a man of family, and Uvea at No. 181 Ludlow street Versoiaetl lattlllgeaee. Lieutenant Aim ir P. Webster, Ninth regiment New Tork Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), who was wounded In the brilliant chargo of his regiment at Itaauoke Island, .arrived In this city laat evoning. After tbo attack on Fort Sumter he left his clans iu Columbia College, an I has boon oonstantly with his regiment sines. He was at the taking of flatterae?hia company, with Captain Jardiits nt Its head, being the first to land. Among thoarrivals by the I'nltod States eteain trassport Cooslttutkn, Chptaiu A. T. Fletcher, JVotn Shigj Island, we nutioe Motes Italeg, ?>f)., betrer of danpatohes to M^Jor General vlutlo-. Lieuteuant Kates is tupping at Use As tor House Hon. John H. Reynolds, of Albany; Dr. Halatene, of Maa-iclPia?tts. ? W Giiborl, of Ctlca; W. Williams, of BufWo F. r. Ross. uf AoburniC Cook.of Uaih h Y. and II. Wh-slor, of Be.' Igeport, no flopping at th? 8l' Nlckolaa IloVet. Rav. Dr. Bcbonek, of Billtinore; A. W.hhsrman, or Nowhiurn; Major Haynoa, of tbo Untied states irmv; o W. Ianu,.l J. SV tilling, " ?* B.oan aid BT era v. of B>wl<n. J V. Roil>ine,i>f,Oioo:?>:i?U,,an.| W. C. JqwoU , atf Ooiorado, arn stopping at tbo > ifth Av?uu* Hotel Ooloool IL l*. H'lUtoll, of Haiti mora; C. I,. Lockwnod, of Washington: U. W. Hoiiloy, ?< I hilinlslftliia; H. JaiMwin. ?f Oiilo; W. |? Bradley. of ItiaWir. Jainoa T. Hnvd,of< lit ?ogo, and 0. A. Jlixun, c-f Now York, art stopping at 4B? 1st. argn House. Char loo Wesson, of tbo t'nitod State* Army; J. H. MaKle, aud P. Klrby and wife, of California; 0. P. Kast. man, of tkmmrd; D. Robbioa, of BooMn; N. t K. Kinney, 0 lows, L. 11. K mrl.I and party, of Hoflaki, sod Cbarloa Kelaor, t>f 8t. Inula, aro stopping at tb# Metropolitan 1 Intel. Governor Biw.ktngliara, of Connecticut; 0. C Darldon, 11 m Y. V. H-ickot and K snk t'liarntioilnln, &C AHwny; J. h. lay,.I. H. Union aud lady, ami llobart tfSewut end ^la'y.of Boston; C. Wuntiomacbor, J. Ms*field, 8. B. Itltt a, d Captain R. V. J, per, of l'h< adelphta; U. O. rlm:e>ti, ,,(* kfow York. K. Day lord, of Cblcnpoo; C. F. Wl.ll.imo and ?" H. Rowers, of lla. tlord, and J. It. Nieholaa, of Haloid, ar0 (topplt.g at tbo Aaior Home. a ?n" < alendar?Tlila Bay. BrysrtteCi. < *?1 a in.-un I, .v,? 4 Id, IrtftT, 17B3, |W*, l.ldO, MA. 4t.lo, Ml. 80J6, iVIt, 13410, yur tork THE RECENT STORM. T*w> mi IIm Mm te B?w Twk. OKI HOVH BLOWN MVN?Ml WBOOWH?A WAN VBABJD IN TUB Kl'INS?MVBKAL IWJUMBU? DAUA6B TO SHITTING, BfO. The vtena which raged in this city on Monday afteraaoo and evening was of a aaoafe m ra aartoua aatura than we eopiroaed, ene boaaa hattag been t town down, another unroofed, chimneys dam labad, the shipping considerably damaged, and several psrsona injured. Great havoc was made among loose sign boards, and the aleeplea of the different churches rocked to and fro In tba moat fearful manner, some threatening to oorae down. ft waa certainly the severest gala wa haveetpertenr# 1 bis season, and waa accompanied with a b ting front. 'I ho wiad coutinuad to blow a stiff gala yesterday, and I be air waa piercingly cold. Tlie following is a ltet of tba casualties as far as wo could learn:? At about Ore o'clock a new Ave story building, be. longing to Horatio S. Hurdle, in Fifty-seventh street, nsar avenue A. was blown down by thefurcaof the wind, which, in that section of the city, ragad with torriftc violence. John Mclaughlin, who waa at work in tbe building at the time, waa buried beueaib the ruins Several others esci|M>d with but alight injur as. Mclaughlin was taken to iielkvue Hospital. One hundred feet of the roof of the oarpet factory, foot of Forty third street, North river, was blown off and carried iuu> the yard. There wars one hundred ?per ilices at work when the accident occurred, but no one was injured. Ihe roof of lire Catholic Orphan Asylum, corner of Ftfih avenue and Kirty-Uiat street, was (artially tnia oil' by the yrolvuce ol the storm. Several smaller buildiuga iu the vicinity a ere slightly damaged. it bi?u at mi. is wuiio street wu mown tiown, sinking John Mills ou the shoulder, and injuring him seriously. The chimney of the house ho. 20 West Jfuuaton street wan blown >1 wn. The 1 int.il Stales frignto St. Lawrence dragged her anchor, and drifted to near tl.e Battery enlargement, but through ihu exertions ol her otlicera ami erow sustained no damage. The Bremen bark El ward, lying at pier No. 0 North river, had her stern stove in, tafflrall earned away, and afierhouse and wheel d-tuiaged by collision with the ship Kscort, lying at the same pier. The Escort had her cutwater carried away. Die hark orphan, lying at pier No. 0, parted her hawser, mid drifted foul ol the ship Invincible, lying at pier No. 6. .-ho hail her Jibbuom carried away and cathead lost. Tho Invincible had a portion ol' hnr stern stove and quarter badly damaged. Two old canal boats, lying at piers Nob. 33 and 88, were sunk,and became total wrecks. The British brig Boston lady, lying at Tueker's dock, Red H. ok, is cohsideiably damaged about her stern. Ibe British brig Earl Mulgrave, lying at pier N?. 14 Nortti i had her stern badly chaled and port quarter broken lu. " At pier No. 8 East river several vessels parted their cablei, and did themselves considerable damage. Effect off th? tfaje 1st Brooklyn. PIVB TWO STORY BVlLPlNflB AN1? A C'HIIRCII 8TKRFLR BI.OWN DOWN?Bt'lLPJNyB UNBOOFBD?INJURY TO THE Ttl.rovfyj.1*, JTC., 1TC. The vl6lent gale which prevailed in Brooklyn on Monilay wternilen and evening did a large amount of damage in the City of Thyyee?gjrer? strewn with shutters, boxes"ami sign hoards. Windows wers shattered, awnings tern Into strips, buildings blown down and houses unroofed. Indeed, so strong was the wind that pedestrians had considerable to do to keep their equilibrium. Many persons had narrow escapes of being killed; several were struck with fly lug missiles; but as far as we could learn no serious Injury was sustained by any. S About Ave o'clock in the afternoon the Ave two story | frame btiildiugs' which we?? in course of erection on tjpeueer fetroql, ucar WiUoughby, wers blown down. The buildings were inclosed, the windows not having yet been placed in them. The estimated loss is (2,000. The/ were owned by Mr. Charles H. Bass. The roof or a tenant house in Van Brunt street, near Commerce, was blown off. A large fence ou the corner of Commerce and Van Brunt streets was comp'etely torn down. Several houses iu the vicinity of Atlantic Docks ware partly unroofed. The roof of the new wing of the Lunatic Asylum In Flatbush was also blown off, The roof of the north wing of the Brooklyn City Hos pita), uear the jail, in Raymond street, together with the frame on wnich the tin was secured, was lifted up and carried a distancn ol twenty feet. The apartments were 111.I. ?X|1UHU HI IUU Q1VU1VUM, uwnnfVI , '? UM? yw b VI 1IH building was provided with a ceiling. . The ateeple of the Unitarian church in Pierrepoai street wee blown off, but no further damage was sustained. The cupola of the City Hall rocked to such an extent that at one time fears were entertained as to its being strong enough to weather the storm ; but, notwithstanding the severity of tbe gale, it maintained its erw.t position. Die roof of the Tabernacle in Fulton street was also thought to be in danger, but, by means of bracing, it escaped any accident. Trees in many parts of tbs city, particularly in the Eastern district, were uprooted. The telegraph poles in the Eastern district ware torn up in many places, and all connection from that portion of the city with the Inspector's office In tbe City Hull cut off. The roof of tbe foundry of Mr. T. Mack re a, la Graham avenue, was blowu off about half-past four. Tbe woodbouse and fence of Mr. Farrall, in the same neighborhood, were blown down, together with a portkm of tbe tannery of Graham fc^Brotner, In Ewen street, whose loss la estimated at about >600. The bouse formerly occupied by Hook and ladder Company No. 2. in North Second street, waa also blowu down. Tbe roof of tbe dwelling bouse of Mr. W. V. Wood, In North Second street, near lorlmer, was blown off. The high board fence at (he Orphan Asylum itf Cumberland street was blown down. The bridge of t|s? South ferry (Brooklyn aide) gave way, and lies in the slip. The South f<-rry b-ath ceased running lor a couple of hours during the night, and were several times during their trips sti.ck in Whitehall slip. The veasets in port sustained no further dsmag* than chafing. The little Rltewherr. THK GALE AT WASHINGTON ClTV. In Washington, D. C., several houses south of lite Capitol were blown down, and a number of ro, f? torn ufl in various parts of the city, tre?s torn down, auii .ugns and awnings <Wtroyed. The roofs of the Washington ( yinmsiuin and the nnuMof Mr. Adams, on Kour-snd ahatf afreet, wers deinol shed. Trinity church was considerably damaged by the upsetting of two wo den pfnaclrs on tbe lowers, and the throwing down of one of ths btown atone hlcck-- from the front. A portlou of the roof was also tiroken. The -ie<| to of the Raptist church on Tblrt-eoth street waa blown d<>wn, and entirely ci ushed the roof and *i(lc walls. The damage is est urn tod at $12,000. The north wall, in Its fall, crushed the hac k building of a dwelling on that s|<fe, occupied by the fainl. !?' i\f ilr yJniiii't hnl fn rnnntfllv nhim tif llu* funiilt warm hurl. Cue .-id" rub ie d<in..igu wax done ?o v**/ei? lying at tho wharves. to i*hi*i.toji, >>b. aft, I Ma. Tha damages by ibn not limes' gala of yeslerdny ar? extensive. flm Icft.y stanplo of lb? Thirteenth strcrt Baptist church was b!<>wn limn; Ha wight unit missive ball entirely eruah?d In iba rool'ami aide walla, having only llf front and east walls standing. Ilia injury ia rs tunaud mi ton thousand dollars. Tho north wall In falling crushed itt (ho walla of an adjacent dwelling. A srhoom r whir It had ani bora>l < IT tha Arsenal, dragatl six anchors and drifteifaxliora. C'tisi trrahla damage was doge to other vassals lying at (he wharf. strainers ware compelled to cease running, and a freight train Doming up fmm Alaxandria could with dim cttlty mail. Its way against the gala. WIHTON. Tli* l?rg>*toivei of the Roman Catholic church In Kusl Boston wan blown down, demolishing the "mailer towei In Us fall. Several rhunnies ware alao blown down. BAI.TIMOKK. In ilia W- n omental City many houaas wi re unroofed. KaiKrtti.it, conn. The wind was so vloiant here as to blow a fralght oar which was standing on tha turnout, up to the mail trs? k, whan tho engine ot the New York train struck It dashing it la piece*, lint baggage and one smoking <ai w*re considerably broken, but fortunately no pernor was Injdrod. NKw jntntv. 'I he new passenger depot at WatseMihg. on the Bloom field and Newark Railroad, w is completely blown dnwi by the gate yesterday afternoon. Much damage was nisi done to the d?|>ot at Mantclhir, tha Unmans of tha road by tbe destruction of tua chimneys and |tarUrf tha roof. ulavkl-ON THB not'Nn. Bosto.v, Keh. 2ft, lAd'2 The eight-overland mail (rain from New Yark arrlv*< at tiooti to-day. Tha "tcantHiat iraiD, via Norwich, arrived at mvci o'cl ik tills m uning, ant' iba Kali River trail at tat o'clock. Tha siotiitigtuti steatnbflak train hail not arrival at on< f>'clock litis nftornoi.il. MAKINK AlsASTKJtB. Hokt \x, Mb. 26, Mr*12. 01i? ihip Grotto, from Havre lor New Vei k, In auhori oa .Kant <'bop, Vineyard fV'yufl. Throe aebnonern and two t>r*gn are a"hone at thoaatnr r!m*, will* tho aoabreaking Ovwr them. Brooklyn -Cltfr IV cava. OnwewtT at Ttia A< m>ar or Mieio.?The oaooort a the Brooklyn Public tSohool No. 12, Mr. A. H. ( lark, I'rin i'ijxiI, will take place to-morrow (IVotadajr) evening, ai Uie Aendow jr of Muric. The programme la an ctcoedingi) attractlvWare. and an tatareelinf feature will bo a f? rrr( from 44Lncre*la Borgia," on violin and pianoforte two juvenile am.teure, Ilaeter Frank itaaielaand Mua Ciark, a daughter of (be Principal, llnxmi.TN AjorirvAnj*.?At the annual election, belli January 21, ISrt'i^Jllte following gentlemen wore alaclad t ueteaaof thin mettyilon:? /'ruder#?Iia btnltf), J. B. T. Btranali.in, Jame* P. Wal lace, E. A. Lambert, K. H. Rerdall,.!. L. Do ,gliiar, Dan'ol Ciiam cey, D. B. Ilaylta.fyoo.re A. Jnrvia, Thou an 8 >111 tan,.I' lin H. Taj .or, .Inhi* I>. Cocke,Oomeliuo j. surague, fm B. Blaekwell. I., K I'urnham. r * 1 Impn tori-4 narlott Condll, H. H. THrmroon, L 9. Hubbard. At a a bar q rem mooing o: iho Hoard of TmateM lion. J. 8. T. Strannhan waa jinaiilmOun'y reelected preal.l bt, L, 8 Bm nliam, TrcanurOr, and J, I,. Hoglaae, BacTttibrjr. HERALD, WEDNESDAY, 1 THE 8IECE Ol Progress of the Federal Expedite Savannah River Command FT JACKSjttjl/1 1 AUGUSmjl^^ j| | ?Y7CTf-SmL_. ^ THE SIEGE OF SAVANNAH. { We present to day to tli? readers of the Hnuu> an ac j r curate map, allowing the topography and hydrograijky | J of the approaches to Savannah, and the prorress made by ( , U?e Union forces in the heaiegement of the city, and the i relative poeitiona of the .federal forliflrations on long, | Ishml and Jones' island. Access to Savannah by w?y of Wilmington Narrows was decided, after nearly two ~ V'ek* of reoonnoitering by the Union fleet, under (apt. .Davis, to he impracticable, by reeson of Uie obstructions placed in that channel by the rebel*. On the 7th inst. Commodore Dupont determined to reconnoitre the north bank of the Savannah and the creeks and cuts in that vicinity. He accordingly despatched the gunbrate Ot- j tcrson, Seneca, Pembiua, Hale, Western World, I nadllbi, J and the steamer Mayflower?the latter witbadetash- | tnent of the Forty-eighth New York regiment.Col. Perry, on board. The Mayflower had ailatboal in tow, with siege guns on board, to be landed at such place as it might be determiner! necessary to cut oil' the rebel com- i munkation between Savannah and Fort Pulaski. Ibis expedition started from llawfuskie Island, at the incuth of the Cooper river, and proceeded in the route as delineated by the dotted murks on the accompany ing map? the movement being made in the night, and it being dark and stormy. The gunboats preceded the troops. ]W^?U BHIXOPSIUIIf LUIVII^U ni? r ..???, it 9 . the Junction of Wright una Mud river* live. of them i grounded (see map?A, B, 0, D, B) and alack rant in tba 1 mud. This caused tha temporary abandonment of ihe j expedition, and the whole force returned. A few dats after General Sherman iseued orders for a second expe- I dition to proceed on a roconnoiseanre to Jones' Island, j and, if practicable, erect a baitoYy there. ? ? as to conimaad the Ha\-annab river. This was to be done without [ the assistance of the naval fleet, TJila expedition was ' placard under the coin maud vi' Brigadiei General Viete, . and consisted of llic Forty-eighth New York. Volunteers, 1 CM. I'erry (a graduate of West Foint), two corn pun lev of volunteer engineer* and two companies of the Third 1 it bode Island urtillery. The Jruope, with six larjre guns > ' t thirty-two pounders), were embarked in Uatboitts mi . Lawfttskie Inland,and in low of light draught st-hrnbont-. 1 Ibe expedition reached Jones' Island.a preliminary re conuoiseauce was made of all the poiuts on the imaud. und a site st Vemw' Point, as shown by the jHwitioii ot the Ynlcan battery on ll>e map, was selected lor Ibe erection of a fortification. The thing at firm eight looked like an impoesibiltty. Ibe swampy character of the soil seemed to forbid the landing of troops on the island, much more to ereet batteries aud juuint Is-aty guns thereon, ft wes determined, however, to erect the hat. ! (cry at tho point already designated, snd carry tiic guns a ilieUuce of a mile over a swampy road. To faeiiitate matters, Col. I'erry, tlie energetic commander of the I forty eighth New York regiment, was requested to r>.r j perUitend the construction of a corduroy road from the placo where the troojis landed on the Mud river side o( Jones' Island to Yetms Point. The road sn' constructed, and.by the untiring labor of the troops the guns w r>- at last placed in battery. While the const i net iou ol the road was going on another detschment ot Col. Parry's i regiment attempted to er?ct breastworks to cover it* gun*. Tlie niiHl, as fast aa it was piled up for Ibe battery ,slipped and sunk away; but the platforms were laid and the guns mounted. Ibe guns were landed at the point A , as shown in the accompanying map, on a whsrl' made of bags filled wtth send end long planks laid serosa them. Tramways wore laid along the marsh, onnetrorted of plonk* twenty foot long. laid in parallel Dm: tworreu i of ihee? parallel* were need for aarh gun. and aa feel a* | ilia piacra were dragged over una ret It war lakm up and j , plaoad atlll further in adtanre. Hole* ware drilled in | the plank* aud rupee looiied through the hole* an Iliat the plank* might ha more eaelly dragged hy the troop*. In tola manner tlie gun* were ronveyad arrow June*' Inland to their preannt poaltlon. Colonel I'erry, l.iente | nan* J. II. Wil*on, of the United Ktato* Kngtneera. and 1 , lieutenant Horace Porter, of theUrdnauce Heparimmti 1 superintended the removal of the gun*. On the drat 1 night the heavy gun* were dragged two hundred yard* , Ihe eacond night the work proceeded, and the guua were dragged the remainder of ihe route, and bet or* morning

* alt w?*e la poaltlon. The work of tugging the gun* w.i* 1 performed entirely Ity tne Kerty eighth New Turk real I meat, who war* or mmended ami encouraged by Colonel Terry. In the morning a reliel gnnheat came down the Ravaanah to reconnoitre, anil doubt lea* wan amazed to I And a t'nion fort confronting her. A* the ralial araf, approached the new work the latter Oftened fire, hut by ' huKking the western atiore of the river niirreaafiitly paaaed the battery and proceeded to Fort Puiaxki. It eaa dlaoewreil by tbia recurrence that the gun* on r June*' lalaud did not completely command th* river; hem # it naa detertnined toaracl anoiber buttery on the weat end of long l*land, aad which, ene thi* la com plotnd, cut* afT all enmmtinttatlcn between the reliel* at Sevannab and Fort Pulaakl. Ibla accompli* lied, Hort Ihllaakl la belaeguernd. and flavanneb, in few natural i our?e of event*, mtiat flail I TM nrmiWMim ?n . ... nBwr ?|r> I iiraarhti lo tike C'l<)r-B?M?T*I nt Ob. trafllona la Hall'i (?<?KrrclIun of Unrlaa CnmiHandlnn (h?t Navsauah I River, Ac., Ac. TO Til K RDITOR OF TOR HKRAi.P. 1 herewith aaml to the Heat to a faw brief c* tract a freni a private letler of the Hah Inet., writtert by an offl. | ct r of Uen. Sherman dlviaion, operating near fUrannab The writer enye:? 1 left UtltM Head In eentpany wltb the ReTenth 14m FEBRUARY 28, 1862.-TRI - SAVANNAH. on?Fort Pulaski Beleaguered? ted by the Union Forces. l J $ \foe I \ ^iL Wt PULASKI/^ brnrnSkm H i '' client, Third Ithode Island ?nd a detachment of 'ol. gerrell'a Volunteor Kugineers, for operations on the 'orih bank of the Favnnnah river. Hrlg. Gen. Vlele, tlie ec ml in command ol'Sherman's division, with a ]>oriou of his brigade, accompanied the troops before meil ncd. The General was in command, Gen. Vtcle, who, >y the way, is oue of the best military engineers in the army, was charged with the duty of putting up a breastwork for a batiery at Jenes' lsluud. The thing at llrst eight looked like an impossibility; but our Napoleonic commander knew no such pbra-e as "cannot be done,'' and at once went to disposing "1' wbat seemed to tb? uninitiated insurmountable diftlcoities. Tlie topography and situstion of the island and tlie swampy character of Its soil ?vemetd to forbid the landing of troops on the is!aud,mui'li more to erect batteries and mount heavy guns thereon. I will now speak of the hydrography la proximity u> tin island, in tin'nrsi place, there is a passage calh'd rail's cut, which counecta Wright river with Hull river, aud has heretofore, in ordiuary times, been used as a short cut frotn Warsaw Sound to the Savannah river and shore to the city ?f Savant-alt. The water in Wali'a cut w very shallow, and not over lifiy feet w tde. In tlie narrowest part ol' it the rebels had driven thirty-two large piles, besides having sunk the hulk of an old vessel in it. tienera! Viele'g attenth n was at once directed to removing the.-.e obstacles. lie reconnoitred the cut, examining it in detail. He came to the conclusion thai this channel was the bevt, and indeed the only itoiwible roule over which to trat>|iorl materials for building the military wor ks on .tones' Islund. He ordered the piles to be tawn oil' below ihe bed of the stream, tlu> aI,( hsille ?a hit I nfttPll itllf (if l)u? rihMHMil 'llii* being accomplished, bin not without immense lubor mid per*e\ aranr.t, tlx way wn? clear for prorrcaeive operation!-'. When lilt tr<o\ e landed on (he inland I bey aa-k kn e deep iu wire, and ouly lic.e ami I lure could aor-nro fooling be had. lleueral Viele ordered the construction of a ofrduroy road extending for a diatanee of three inllee, and orer which heavy gnua have been transported, a ucw baitery creeled (I hi Mi a i s and Stripes waving over Hi and now nearly ? ready lor operations ag*mat tho enemy. C< mtnui'.lcailon is now eniirely cut off lietweon l'nrl Pulaski ami SnHuu.ih. 'Hie completion ?f the work was ?oimiiunicated to 'eueral Sherman in the following note:? llrtnot onus I km pPtatk* Poitcm, , Noam Hixs 01 Tin So ionr. Feb. 12, Ish2. i OM k?i?I ha\- the hmui in r. (ion iliat me mm* wera i..?t night pieced In jioadioi In the fort and heltertea Coini. Hiikilnr ill' l iver. X cry re. |s -Hulls . omro'sidleut serv't, K. L \ 1EI.K. Ki Urn. Com. lien. T. H siuiivax, Com. I'i . Cnrpv The \a\>< AKUIVAI. OF AMI! HKK M.XX IKUN-CI.AD Vll XMS.K. .Another <?i ilia three iron-clad steamers which are auilioi ired under ar a. i of Cnngreiappropi intlng til ,'M> noo for tliui purpose, arrived in this oily on Monday last, from Myatte, Cniineciicut, where she haa bwn building fine Peplemher last. She wan laum bed a few ilay.s ago but lias not a a yol i ecen ed lo r name. Mr- Ik ui present I* ink at tireenpoint, ami li.se tbe greater |iortion of her armor on; the engines are flnisbed nod I lie greater part In, andipdte a large number of xxoikmen are employed ti lioerd for the |>im|om- of hurrying op Iter complcl ion. 'Ihex.'iMN'l liaa been constructed under a eontracl of Kushnell It Co.. ami wa'a <l"- ipned by Sol'toe I ll. Cook, of lioeti.n, a lio mi|*Tinl. nde,I ilie construe i ii on the part of I bo government. the iNIju wi* In an construct I bo sides Hi,u I toy should alo|e inward Iron the we'er'a edge, mid lluih cause I lie mils lies which houldulf ikellieni to gkiiiiti: oil. Her side*, ftoni lb- I'raam which lies on the keel, and the ' build,'' two or three feetfiom llio fram-, aru of aolid wlul. oak. about fifteen inches thick, wlileh tin knes* extendi Ino fe? t above ihd gtlll d?ck. I lie walla exlending to I In opier duck are at the lias J . ?. ...I ,l... ..... II.I.... II... whole being a? .olid as the sob ? |>ropar. The I'oIIom iug Is her diineu-ioue. lar can be .i-oertaine I at |>re>eut;?length over All,two hundred feet; extreme breadth of beaut, thirty seven fret. depth of Ik.I.l, twelt e f.-et six in. be-, and bur entlto cap*. ily, one ihui'Kiiml i?u-. >b? is pierced tor eighteen gnn*. b.it It is generally supposed she v.ill not curry so large en Arms nt. The third ol these lornii<lable veneris is building st linlA.I'i| his. unil if to be .U'l with iron plates similar to those used on ihe British steamer Warrior. movkmkkth ok lillmtoatb. At lialf-pa?l six o'clock on b'n.irday last the Iniled mates (iinboNtN K. It. Forbes, WesterdeM, tlit'tnti and lacltson, whi h have been lying off Htnten Island during the week, got underway. Tliet will probably go to Key Went. ItVeellnig of the Anna of .Massachusetts, arhanomikvts fob thk kn irrton ok rklrafkd maakachi sfttm i'kisoneks. Pursuant to A call a meeting of the "Sins of Miooachur?tts" was held laA' evening st the Fifth Avenue Hotel 'or the purpose of mnk>ng arrangements to give a suitaide reception to Hie releita.nl MasKacbiiseltH soldiers? efllcersaml privates?<?n ?he?r arrival in this city, from the (alls of the Houth. Isaac fir sen I'lerson occupied the chair. rolone . K. K. Hows waa called upon to malte a state| n.ent of w hat would be necessary to be done towards re I j-i-ivine the released nrisi.nnrs in a flttlna manner it <n? decided that the meeting should appoint committee of lira for the pnrpoae of making the nccegeery arrengenvnia for grand ovation to be given them oh their arrival in this elly. and that l ha !*m? of Connect I cut and lljeritlxene of New Yoik should he invited to loin In the ovation. The ineating also hoped that New York would give them an opportunity t# reciprocate on the arrival of Colonel Corcoran. The coininltleo wa* then appointed, coneieting of the lolloaring f< ntlataen ? Col. K. K. Howe, .lames Mturgia, J. Holhrook. M. f Malted and C. J.. I'erkine, alter twb.trli the meeting ail>airned. Arrivals and Departnrra. 4I KIVAI a. A ?ert. wau~ airiiiuahiii North Htar?Mra f, Momo and child, A C Rldiertro. W lireenwnod and wile.i'aptj J/ird. It Roea. H 41 Wolje, CeptT W Wllllema, T K Rand, W V Tay or. MrnKinlly Norton and hlld, MraC Heli inert*. JLtvwaeaol. -Hti'tmer Niagara. at R<a'on? Mr Atrlcklaitd and wile, Mi Onllle, wife, two children and nunc; tit Itnral alid Wife, (Japtaln l.amliert, Viacom: de la Vega, Lie, I. nniii Colonel ll'guj'ia n. Ll< uunaht Colonel Hamilton and ser* \ ani, Mra cTar, two ilauabte.ja and aervant; M'aara Young, Arngo, A P Miuilant, R Atklngom Thomas Charlton, 1, Towne, IHvirre' I'lajrfalr, Htanion, Catbul, William htrketc. J t nrlei.nl. A Arllgncs, Teplion ri. Niwri. J D Rutland, r Hnwker, John MdfJoitAld. Wooahrldge, Allen, II Walton. Kriitn llalllas?Mlaa t; kajr, < aptaln Vt\tlina, Mra Hl.o kmore und i hlld, Mr Hfvifnrd, wife, lour rlnlO en and nurse; Messrs J t Wnlker, Achn Crommao, D, ihikj, ChuMill), flerilngion, Meaner, JoRoeton, Cllmmoson, Cfhirr, Rayer, Reaera. Thorn. C A Herbert. Total. m YLE SHEET. IEWI FIM F9BTRE88 IORBOE. Pr?|rtH mf lk? BamiMt EiyidiMto? Tlw Kxprditloa Up ib? CImwm HlTcr? Tbe Kaiar la V*r? at WlaUa-Tb* Tow* ttltclled, Ac. F<? mmm Hmwi, r?b. M, IMS. 11m steamer Baltimore, which left here several deys ago with ammunition for the Buraeide exi elili n. returned from Hatteraa about lweire o'clock to-day. haying left yesterday a'ternoan. The ne?( by the Baltimore is not of special interest. The burning of Win ton by the Union forces la eon Armed. The Ninth New York regiment had made an expedition up the Chowan river, with three gunboata, but having f"?ud the euerny in lull force, returned without making an ui tin k. The object of the expedition of the Ninth New York re guueni was to ilMtro) the railroad bridges on tho Blackwater a id Chowan river. The eut-my, however, waa discovered in large force at WinloM, and no lauding waa made. The enemy fired at our gunboats, and in retaliation the town was t hello'. The greater part of H e BurnKldo expedition wna atill at Koamke Island, and General Willlania' brigade at Hat. terae, had received uri ere to pro eeti there. The H. K. Spauldlug left iCoano-io Island on Friday for ElUabcty City. with the prisoners n keu by tienural Burnside. They wero paroled lor excba go. The Hyaulding had left lioanoke Island for Fortress Monroe, and will be due horo to-morrow. Among the passengers by tlio Baltimore is (lias. Ilenry Foster, who was yesterday reported killed at Wiritou by Scut horn papers. Tbo election ordered by the Provisional Governor of North < arolina to take place on Saturday, resulted, as Tor as the returns have betn received, in the ro-cdeotion of Mr. Fester to Congress. '1 he ordinances of the Convention were also ratified Captain Howard's battery went to Newiort News today. The Mu.-i osippi, from Boston, arrived here about noon to-day. A lire broke out here in the building occupied by tho negroes opposite the hotel, about half-past four o'clock this afternoon, which, with all the adjoining buildings was entirely destroyed. Tho buildings were or little value and the loss is fully covered by Insurance. The laying of the telegraph cable was progressing b:v. tisfaclorily at lost accounts. % Letters for the South. 'to THE EDITOR Of THE 1IKKALD. Foktkess Monrok, Va., Feb. 2.1,TM2. A recent order from the War Department prohibits the transmittal of private letters through the lines of the United States troops to persons living In the enemy's Country, and requires officer* of the army to send such letters to the Dead l etter Office In the city of Washington. Exception to ibis rulo's nude in favor of letters addressed to officers and men detained as prisoners by the insurgents. It is, therefore, useless to send private letters to this post to be transmitted by "flags of truce" to Norfolk, as they must either be returned to the writers or sent to tbo Dead Letter Office. Please publish the foregoing in your next issue for the information of persons having correspondents in the rebel States. Very respectfully, 4c. J. ROBERTS, Major United States Army. IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY. Gnnbont ReeonnolMSnee Towards Co* laiubus- Prolonged Conference With the Rebel Officer*). Caicsoo, Feb. 24,1SA2. An expedition, composed of four Iron-clad gunboats and two mortar boats, with the Twenty seventh Illinois and a battalion of the Eighth Wisconsin regiments, made a rccounolRsnnce <k>wu the river this morning, and dis covered tnat tno rebel* una reisen an xne natnnais ana skiffs si far up as they dtred to come; a'so, that there linl been a movement among the troopa at Columbus. Whether reinforcements had arrived was not learned. The gunboats and inoi Uir boats were getting into position on the Missouri side of the river, wheu a reltel steamer, with a white flag, made it* appearance. Sum V'M vfflbtrt came on bottrd the Cincinnati, and a ctmhtUa Hon tool: place, lading over hvo hourt, with what mult hoc not been made known, but the expedition hat returned. . i-uria villi, Ky., Feb. 25,1862. The Ninth Ohio and Second Minnesota this afternoon received two splendid flags from the loyal ladies of Louisville, in commemoration of their victory at Mill Spring, January 19. Considerable enthusiasm attended the presentation. THE FORT DONELSON FIGHT. The Loss In Ursa. McClernantl'i Division. Cmosoo, Feb. 25, 1812. The oiliclal returns show 321 killed, 1,044 wounded> end 130 missing iu General MrClornand's division, at the fight at Fort !H>nflson. Indisv troijs, Feb. 23, 1*62. The official list of tho killed and wounded tn tne Indiana regiments at the battle of Fort honelson Is as folOws:?Klevenlh, killed,4, wounded, 26. Twenty tilth, killed, 15; wounded, 190. Thirty-flrst, wounded, 8. Forty fourth, wounded, 9. Fifty second, killeit, 3; wound* cd,62. UnUKiPoue, Feb. 25,1862. (lenernl Buci.ner and staff, including Majors Ca-by, I lays and Caeeldy, faptainsThoma* .1. < lay, ( harles Johnson,and F. H. Mclionald, and J. V Gallagher, General Buckuer'a private secretary, reached here at one o'clock this morning, with 300 other prisoners among whom are Major C'ajiborry, of General Tilgbtnatfx stall', Major Herbert Falintn and Captain Moorman, of Buehrod Johnsen's stalf; Captain Frai.V Manney,formerly of Garibaldi's staff; Captain Hi new Ingrran Slanwitz, Joel Chapley, of fences tee uud Keiiturky artillery and Infantry; Surgeons Charles Wldr.ey and W. fl. Owen, of Washington City. Amoug the prisoners arrested on Sunday and yesterday arc lieutenant Colonel Lyon, of the Highlit Kentucky; Col ,i,el John M. Lillura ; Lieutenant Colonel Abermtthy, ?r the Klftv-thlrd IcimtHSfr, and U'titrimot Cok-no OrartH. trneial Biuktior It confined alone in a room of lh? I nited Hntea Court building. There arc now In tlil? city, I.afnyette ai:d Trim Rente nearly all thutrei. I prisoners. trwa from the I'pper Potomac. KVACt ATIOM OK CH ARLE'TOWX, VA., BY I HI RERKLA. Piihit Hook, Mil.,Feb. 36, IMS. While at templing to or* aa the ferry during t tin gal. yalerday the bout swamped. and Arc anidier* .nil on* citizen wore drowne<!. The ferry inau, whr> *m with Mr Relir when abol by 'he rebels, nee the only one wh< teoaped. Ail rebel familbw ere evacuating tho town of Charloe town, Va. Three roti-paiilee of febel'eavalry are the only ?tiemt In light. Thoy are abmit three mllea fi om the ferry. Oty Intelligence. I.jwiiom oi Ahimant bnm:??* Tho flremen, 01 Monday evening, throughout tho department, held tlmli election for Amistnnt Engineera. The poll* were hob at each hoee, rtfgiiie and truok house, Irum seven to nine o'clock I'. M., ami the return*, handed in to the can verrors before tw?lve o'clock the same night, at Brooks AeMelnbty Itnonio, llroonic atreet. lherc was conaidvra hie Interest mnnlfeated, nnd a epiritod rae. waa mads bat ween the old and new eandi laies. Owing to the lat* hour at whieh tha returnc w are handed in the canvauert did n"t complete iheir labor- until lato yeaterday morning. The election, however, haa ria> lled in the re election of aeven of iho old Ro.trd. Tho follow lug aro tin uauic-; of tho#c who oonatitnt the new Board ofEngineen for Hie next three years:? Daniel Donavuti, 1 m. Market I, John Ratileh, Kliaha KiDgslund, Oeorgn T. Alker, Timothy I, Weal, Win lamb, I. L. Parley, t-11 ?..*? Hour* lew is. Ktut district lieorge McCrath. Second district John Hrlce. Tim highest vote cast was 2,2flfl, which wm rcoetved hv Assistant Fnglnoor John Brlce The mi ekll n ol Messrs 0<>ua\n?if AlkT. Kingsland, Hrlce, lUulch and Market! mpeta with Kraal furor, both In and out of tin depart meat. F.lfhth Arrnar HallrniM. TO THK KOITOIt OF TH* HHItLtl. It would almost seeui aa if it wara the intention of th< servants of this rond to canae aa much Inconvenient* tc ttie public as possible. Althmifh advised hytheomcari ol tnovi'ontral I'ark that thn ice waa to be opened hi ekat Ilia y 'Mtcrdajr, they not only refuted to |wt up tb? cards ?n their cars, announcing thia fact, but en Inquiry being made by the passenger*, persistently asserted tha there was no skat iig on the I'ark at all. 'I he object ol thiac,'induct waa, doubtless, to proven! the necessity of putting a few extra cars mi then ad, or of running thoee In use farther than Kilty nlnih etn et?Slxty nlnin stro 'l being the stopping place during skatli g dai a. The |uiMjc wl.l anon learn how to pun ab such conduct, for It yroiihl lei b 'ttcr?and I lor < no am wiling to do*?to walk after a two avonuca, than one nirage anv m nojioly that la mlaied with an inso ent caroleaaneee for ibo ooroI fort er w n?pni?Mf yl pasaougerg. 4 8 IMPORTANT FSC55 TENNESSEE^ The News of the Evacuation of Nashville Confirmed. The City in the PosMMion of the Union Troope. The Rebels Reported to be in Foree Twelve Miles from Mashville. The Rebel Tenoeesie Foreei Ordered tt Diibund uud Go Home. WHITE FLAGS FLYING AT MEMPHIS, llC?) ic,| k ? Cmbo, 111.,Feb 24, An arrival from Fort Dooelsou reports that the enemy has strong fortifications ou Pine Bluffs, twelve milee this side of Ns.rhville, and were coucentt ating a large force the. e uud would make a desperate stand. The roporl that General Buell occupied Nashville on Saturday night was premature, as be could not roach that city by forced n.a cling before to day. Although Columbus is not yet evacuated tbe Memphis papers predict that ibe rebel forces will have to abandou that stronghold. They say there is great disaffection to the rebel causa, and cotnp.aiu bitterly of the Confederate money, which is uncurrent in Memphis, while on tbe other hand, United .States Treasury notes command 26 per cent premium. There is no further change in the poeition of our troop* on the Cumberland. St. Lone, Mo., Feb. 26, 1802. Tho Ret'UlAicitn'i Cairo despatch says the occupation of Nashville is confirmed. Gur troops took possession with, out opposition Floyd fled as usual. The report that Governor Harris had ordered all the Tennessee troops to lay down their arms anil go home is confirmed. The Tennessee Legislature is called for nest Monday . No opposition to Lnion movements is made anywhere on tbo Cumberland. It is reported that whit# flags are Hying at Memphis. Canto, Feb. 26,1842. Nashville was yesterday occupied by 10,000 troops under General Bvietl. Tbo Union flag is now flying over the State House The Tennessee legislature adjourned Saturday week and met again at Memphis. It is reported that commissioners have been appointed to confer with the federal authorities at Washington to arrange terras for the tiaiefer of allegiance,and that Governor Harris offered to turn tbo rebel forces over to tbe Union. A gentleman who escaped from Columbus, arriving here lost night, represents a general Union sentiment in Tennessee, and thinks tbo Legislature will acquiesco in tho recmmondution of Governor Harris, because fearfui of u rising Union sentiment. When be left Columbus there were 30,000 rebel tioops tbo re. Another gentleman, wbo arrived from Nashville, re ports that the rebels will make another stand at Murfroesboro. All tbe rebel troops had left Nashville, except a police force. When Governor Harris fled with the Legislature to Memphis, he burnt tbe State library and distributed s large amount of commissary stores and provision!' among tbo citizens. Stores wore closed and business entirely suspended. me rum wore waving with their slock and the negroes, following the rebel array. Ixjcmvium, Fab. 25. IMS. A deecrtor from the rebel army arrived at Mumforde villa hi day. He report* the Union flag flying ever Nashvllle, and that the rebel* pretend to be concentrating 200,COO men at Murfreexboro, intending to give battl* there. MILITARY AID FOR 'i'HE LOYALISTS IN SOUTH TBINkSSEX AND NORTH ALABAMA. Washington, Feb. 26, IMS, The Navy Department to-day received the following:? Cnao, Feb. M, IOCS. To Hon. fiipito* Wrllis, Secretary of the Navy:? IJeulenant Commanding Cywn,with the guabeatTjrler, ha* just arrived from Tenneaeee,lfini*iippl a|l Ala* baina, and report* the Union rentiment in South T*Bneaee and North Alabama to be very strong. I shall *aad him back to-day, and will call for a regiment at Fert Henry to accompany the gnaboat, which will aid the loyal people of those State* to raise Union force* within their border*. A. H. FOOTK, Flag Officer Commanding, Ac. St. Low*. Mo. , Feb. 26, IMS. Two old citizens of St. Ixraie who left Memphis ea Tuesday last hare arrived bere. They report that th* ,l*y they left Memphis the legislstnre arrived there from Nashville. They were to meet on the following dsy to difKim^tato alia ire. They state people were rapidly tr* riving from Nashville ami in large numbers. Ail the gold and and silver that could be gel hold*/ had been moved to Memphis. A panic of eotoessl dlartcn *k ns bud seized the people of the State, and Confederate * scrip was ot no value whatever. There were only three thousand rebel troope at New Madrid nurier Colonel Gnnter. Earthworks were being erected at a short distance from New Madrid. Jeff. Thumps n held no commission there. On Sundiy evening last thirteen steamboats landed strong force of federal troops at Commtrcs, a few m.le* above Cairo, whose destination is supposed to be xoai# point in Arkansas. THK Ut mjfKXT IN NANBVILLB. A military correep >ii<l?.-nt of lli? ImimnapoliH Jmtrrml, writing from Munrordsville, Ky.,stales tbstJust before b? lot t our <ir?eu rivsr cam pa, a geutietnau had Just r?>.ir)i<Hl iltora, who had left Nashville on the day of ma reception of thn near a of tl?o fall of Fort Donalaon. He I is a vrrf strong I'ulou man, and had premeditated an tbcap" fo aar liuos soma lluic since, but the strictness of i the rebel guards had prevented tho consummation of tola I lane, until everything had been thrown into confusion by this, to the rebel*, moat terrible news. Ha repreaenia the atnte of excitement at Naelivtile aa being unparal leled. A perfect panic reigned Uiro gbout the whole city. The atreets were thronged with people wild with ev ilem"tit. Leading rebels wer* making speeds* from ' shorn goods boxes, from the street corners, to the avcited fiopulace, stating that the "federals" were upon them, the city waa defenceless, and appealing to svsry man who had any s|?eci<-* of tiraarnia to rally to the defence of the plane. Ho says that theen appeals had but ' very little effeci. and there seemed to ho IttUe, if any, system about anything that looked to resistance. During ' the confusion he made good his oscapo to Munfordsvllle. 111K UNION rKKI.INU IN NA8HTII.LB. The follow ing letter was lound in Fort Henry after the battle:? XASsniiJC.TenB., Jan. T,1Md. r PtuR fos?I received your always wsfcmme letter > uaUrday, aud I am going to answer It speedily. I received your package containing $800 of C. S. scrip. lor which I am very grateful. I am glad that you are doing i well nnd that yon are well, hut 1 tremble when I think r of you being engaged In thia hun id war. Henry, mv I son, I can but feel the South la In the wrong. We may . console ourselves with whatever belief we choose, the u.' 8. is hound to subdue us. General He* iellan hag i and la exercising grsat generalship. I tear that soon a movement will be made that will crash us i out. Henry, I know you moat think ss I do. I wish you i would resign, and we will move North. No cue here i suspects my t'nion protllvltlen. I am obliged, for the sake of your mother and sinters, to talk ani be a scorn eionlet; but I lay to you, what I Mid ?km 700 war* at 1 borne, I 1I0 not bolleve that Northern men daatre the ruin 1 or tbo Smth. A groat Internet la folt bore ae rogarda your poaitlon (Fort Heury); If Ihit le taken, the South la mi ely conquered. Ton ran aoe thla aa well an 01 hers. Destroy thla letter, aa it may got yon Into trooht* Your effeelkorate fathor. IMPORTANT FROM ARKANSAS. ' Tk a Rebel Price Drlrea ftoa Craa Hal. J low?Oar Aray ?aart*rla| oa tbe Sr. Lone, Feb. St, INS. * General llalleoh thla morning telegraphed General MeClellan eafollowa:? ! General Price'* army baa been drhren from hie atroaf* 1 hold at Crcee Hollow. The enemy left hla tick and wounded and inch atoraa aa ha eo?M not dcatray, ! n? hiimed hi* ettenalre barrack* at that place to prevent our troope ocenpylng them. Gen Curtle aayamoetof I our prov lalone for the laat taa days bar# been taken from tbo enemy. ^ Norrmrnte of dana. Hnntcr and Uat, La* resworn, Feb. St, IMS. It I* nndaratood that Gen. Hunter will leave here (by HI. L>uia to oey . and Gen. Iabo for Wnahlngtoa to mor. y?w.

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