Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 17, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 17, 1862 Page 1
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I TTT 'V* ? <* ' WHOLE NO. 9319. ' : c y7^' *&"? OUR ARMY AT MANASSAS. Destructio 1 of Property by the Retreating Rebels. Discovery of Large Quantities of Abandoned Munitions. . TVIGFAUL AGAIN TURNED UP. THE REBELS FORTIFYING FREDERICKSBURG. rvwvv OPERATIONS ON THE LOWER POTOMAC, %m%t } wv? NEWS FROM GEN. M'CLELLAN'S DEPARTMENT. Wasuisoton, March 16,1862. Instead of a number of dwollings being burned by tome of our soldiers on Thursday evening, in the neigh' borhood of Centrevillc, as reported, it now appears that the destruction by them was'con lined to a portion of rebel barracks. Not one dwelling, iris ascertained, was Injurod by our troops. ' Manassas, on tho read to Richmond, was partially burnt, together with tho storehouse, containing a largo amount of flour, by the retreating rebels. '. At Thoroughfare station, twelve miles from Manassas, on the road to Winchester, wore found flfly-lwo freight Cars loaded with commissary stores, valued at $20,000. The Are tho enemy kindled failed to consumo them. Tho Warrenton station, fourteen miles from Manassas, on the Richmond road, was burnod, together with the hotel and the five or six dwellings. > Cedar Run bridgo, two miles this side of Warrenton Station, was also burned by the rebols. . At Manassas tho secret agents of the government sac- < eeeded in socurlng, at the late headquarters of Generals } Beauregard and Johnston, a large number of documents I In referonco to the numorical force and condition of tho , rebel army. * ? Yesterday a reconnoitering party started from the north side of Quantico creek and occupiod Dumfries. Prom the river to tho villago the road was strewn with ^ dead horses. Borne were in harness and attached to wagons. The rebel force in and around Dumfries was composed of Texans, Alabamians and South Carolinians, tinder the command of Wigfall, of Texas. The farmers state that thero is still a body of about ^ 700 cavalry some four miles from Dumfrioa, on tbo fAquia creek road. ' About thirty cartridge and cap boxes, some blankets, Dour, Ac., were found in tho house used as Wigfall's headquarters. A largo quantity of shells and cartridges ' were also stowed away In a barn, and seventy-flve boxes ' Of ammunition wore found near the creek. 1 r ruui couirauuuus who unvo aciou as teamsters for tho , rebels, It was ascertained that the main body of the rebels have crossed the Rappahannock, and are making a j placid at Fredericksburg, In conjunction with the army at Gordons v ills. ^ The Occupation of Manassas. TO TUB KL1TOH OF TUB HERALD. Cakf Kkarxt, March 13,1602, Allow ms to eorrect a statement in the Hsralh of the t2lh lost, in relation to the occupation of Manassas on d Tuesday evening. Tou state that Manasscs was occupied by a large body of Colonel Averlll's cavalry. Such is not the cose. Manassas was occupied on Tuesday morn Ing by two companies of the Third New Jersey infantry, ender Colonel Thy lor, and they were relieved that evening by a squadron of the Lincoln cavalry, under Captain Hearts, who held that place until five o'clock on Wednesday evening. NEW8 FROM THE FIFTH ARMY CORPS. ** * Western, March 16,1862. Ifee members of an Indiana regiment publish a daily (beet hers called the Amy Bulletin. There is a large well edited paper published by a regiment at Leeeburgi tailed the Advance Quart. The churches opened here today were well attended by cltheos, officers and soldiers. It is worthy of romarl^ that net a slnglo Invasion of private rights or intrutTon " has been seen or board of since our arrival in tow^i. This ( course is highly appreciated by the secessionists, and ( tends greatly to disabuse the Southern blind of the impression that wo are all barbarians. Joseph Scaton'a theatrical corps, which has for woeks , followed tho division, opens hers to-morrow night. < Sutiors freely dispense the noccseary groceries to cilimna, taking, in somo Instances, corporation shin plastors In paymont. OPERATIONS ON THE LOWER POTOMAC. I -r.r--.wi Oar Naval Correspondence. Ustiko Statm Pteamsr Rnmib .'routs, 1 Matta woSa.vC'kkck,l'otoinaoKivor, Mar. h ll,lttt>2. ) Kvaruatio* of the Rebel Hatt-rie*-?The Ano<ortUi Shell* CochpB Point?The Landing?I (outing (he Start and Stripes?Preeipita'e Fti;ikt of the Rebel*?Dnngeron* Trap?Burning of the George Page and e ther Rebel Pro pert*?What the Soldier* Bid?Prmient Precautiont? JDetcription of the Rtbel Furliflratitns?Military Heronloiesance? Wfcoi vw (bund in the Rebel Batterietfc. On Sunday at tioon I.icut. Commanding Badger, of tlio Anacosth, observing the absence of tlic usual sentries at Cockpit Point,and tbc familiar sights incident thereto, concluded that tlio robels had evacuated. Acting or. ibis supposition. Captain Badger ran alongside tho Yankee and Inquired of Commodore Wjr man what ho should do. lite Commodore told him to take the l'iedmoct-sa and reconnoitre. He did to, and the result was be was aatliBed that Tbo rebels had rosily left. Csptatn Badger then went beck to the Yankee and reported to tins eflfcet, and -Asked permission t( tost the matter by haling tbo battery, what th# Commodore gave him permission to do so at long range?not wltbeut reason?apprehending some diabolical trick. This was done. Sboll after shell was thrown Into tbo Point. PoldleriofOotier.il Hooker's division, who were at Slump Nook, where thoy could soe everything, declara that it was lbs prettiest thing in the way of firing that they had syer seen. Shot after shot went right into tlio battery; but, as It turned out, the enemy had 'Tamosed the ram-he," to ueo a Callfornian phrase. Finding that the shots were not returned,Capi. Badger went in closer find closer, and yet no response was eli<it. ed from the enctny. lie now determined on landing, and a boat's crew, under the command of Acting Master John Williams, was sent on shore. Hwtftly they climbed thnhilt, and quickly thoy arrived in the battery. But Lore a danger presented itself. Ihe carriages of the rebel guns had been set on fire, and a lot of fascines ware piled under each gun, rendering them nearly red bet The heal was too lnton?o to annroach them for n time; but It was at length discovered lhal tho guns ha<l beea spiked, In tbo rapid retrofit of the rebels. A qttanlltf of clothing, and even rations of fro ah beef for the day, were found hanging on thetreos, showing that the evacuation bad been effected with considerable precipitation. Among the Oral of the duties devolving on the gallant tars who had taken iHisserslon was the running tip of the glorious Stare and 8trlpee. This was a matter of the most ordinary convenience; for the reltels, In their haste, trnd actually left the flagstaff, with Its halyards, standing, vend the Star Spangled ltunner was run up by Acting Matter Williams?"Old Jack,'' of Mathias Point?who has eck leved a reputation for devotion to the American flag. oa1 further examining the formications at Cockpit Point, It way"* found that some dangerous traps were attached to the tit roe magazines. By au ingenious contrivance, a flap on\hingos, at tho entrance of eneh magazine, was made t(A{Icscend on the caps of conical shells of large calibre?tfce flap having iron plates fitting down on tho copftMrlillt) heavy shells on tho flap would glvo an impeine to the blow. Outside of tho entrance concealed strings were *? contrived thai, en touching one with the fno<; the trap would fall, Involving all near by In destruction. Tho sagacity of Mr Williams, howovpr, pnabled hiuj to discover E~ N E THE REBEL Fac Simile of a Plan I ,1/VA /VW ? !WSA<\A 1 kf^ s W ^wf/l A A A s\?'^<//y //// > '* * if _ .he snare, and he counteracted it by sending Mt board 1 he Anacoetia for a fair of shear*, with which to cut the iccursrd strings, as he thought that the jarring of even a knife might liavo had the effect that the rebels contcm* | l>latcd. Perhaps they relied on tho uncnlculating im* petnosily of seamen. If so, they reckoned this tune without their host. While those things were going on at Cockpit Point, Ores woro seen in Qunntlco creek, and all along tho lino nf batteries to ChapawAmsic creek. The rebels wtro evidently deatroying all they could not carry away, including the burning nf the steatnor George Page, and oilier vessels in Quant lco rreck. Accordingly, the Ann cestia soon got under weigh, and stood down tho river to Shipping l'olnt. Arrived there, a landing was alioul to tin effected. A(\er Midline the batteries, whi n a Canal bout was seen putting off from Thidd's Korry, loaded Willi a company <of <>uo of the Massachusetts reglraeuts, that, without enters from tbo General, were willing to <lo u little fighting "on tbeir own hook." t'aj lam Badger towod thorn to Shiny nig Point, and on the way lent the gn limit boys a ltwg belonging toonoof his hunt p. On rivaling tho shore, however, tlio turs were determined to be Alioa-i of the "sogers"?not n hard matter with soamou, in their peculiar element, lntlucticod by this son titnent, they made a dash on rhoro, and s<* n Mr. Williams cumo up to the llagxtair. which, like that at Cockpit 1'oint, was Htlll standing, and hoisted the pennant, as n substitute for tlio Stars and Stripes thai had been lent to the soldiers. 'Ihe military, loo, soon landed, when Ilia America* ensign was hoisted amidst tbo tnost deafening ehoersfiom the vessels, and from both banks of the river. Here,as at Cockpit Point, grsat caution was observed, to avoid f illing into snares and to atcer eloar of the probable explosion of minos. Hut, by the exorcise of that prudence which .s always allied to true bravery, under the protection of Providence, whatever ol danger t hero was did not roach our bravo boys. As at Cockpit Point, too, tl.u pun inrringi shad b< on sot on tiro, a . 1 fascines, and w hatever could burn, were placed uudornouth, rendering it l>oth difficult and dangerous to approach toascoitaiu whether any of the guns liad been left unepikod. The guns had been loaded newly to their muzzles, into which hags of sand hod been rammed to cause the guns to burst. Three of them did explode; hut, happily, none of our men were nenr by at the time. Luto in tho vontag the ImNm4 hHl cnused two gunt to he discharged. Ono of the shots passed between the Yankee and the Auacoelin, which woro lying closo together. Tho rebel fortifications are perfect gems of ongincering skill, atid had they been con tructed to rc)*'Tn foreign unemv groat credit would bo due to the genius who plaimod and superintended their i ousirtictlon. Ilut, designed, as they were, to std an unholy rebellion against a beneficent government, they part.akn of the nature of thoso fshlol contrivances which Mlllon. In his lofty language, nscrlbes to Raton and his r..voltAil 1 i'i/ii.on nl fallAii unguis when Iter " nimbi impious war tn lloavou." Your corro*|>ondcnt thus cxprokco* himself because be ncvor ha* tutu one cf those who coulil admiro Ingenuity ami skill, howovor great, when they wore enlisted in a bait cause. M Cockpit Point there arc four heavy gun*,one of which, a Pnrrott.w-as found to he In fragment*. Tho magazine* aro mo.it Ingeniously contrived, (mentoring one of them you descend an inclined plane, nnil after advancing about four feat you M yourself in apassaga barely w ido eavjgh to admit a man. You turn within to the rlghtor the Ut, still going underground, to tin) dis tance of from flftten to twenty feet, when you come to the magazine itself, which I* (tiled with shelve* of redar plank, on which shot and nhAll and other ammunition aro stowed. Tho pnasago way m lined with cedar planks to prevent the earth from caving in. Hack of tho guns are a number of excaval ton*, running under ground, Into w hich the rebel soldier* could run wheni ver thoy saw the (lash from tho Union guns, eithor on the river or on tho Maryland shore Of course, these " rat holes'' are bombproof, and, provided a man can get luto one in time, bo is safe from hostile aliot or shell. Like tho entrances to the inugazintQt, these " rathelr*'' are lined with cedar planks. Hill further Imck, aud at divergent angles, are a number of rifle pit*,where, in the event of the cannon being luken, the rohel soldiery could keep the Union troops at hay; and about half a mile further tn the rear a large steel gun la, or rather was, mounted. This was surrounded by other rill* pits, by means of which It was hoped that,Joven though the Intrenchments la part might he carried, tho rebels might make their last stand, and either repot tho Unionist*, or, if tho worst camo to the worst, secure their own final retreat. The bfttterlos extending from Phapawamsic creak to Qunntico creek, embracing Shipping Point aud Kvansport, arc provided with*defences in the rear somewhat similar In those at Cockpit Point. Shipping Point may bo considered an island; for tho only way to make the mainland from that place la by means of a narrow wooden hyldfS, thrown across a deep and dangerous swamp. It was rhrewdly calcu ate l that this narrow pstsago weufd ho a point of strength to themselves n cat? of a retroal) with the Unionists in pursuit; lor jioth w y o , ./* NEW YORK, MONI BATTERIES I of the Batteries and Up in the Rebel Ci V & "* X/T ^ VI \ \V I:CSJl ^ ""ZZTTZI R< VfR z^I I h. / / EL ?|/ ' TZ^J/ r /TP " r x r / I & vj ing would be oafter than to burn or otherwi'^ doV.ro the bridge. And yet, though not pursued, t?,fl reljeVi fo: got to destroy the bridge, snowing that ?orJ0 iiuf.ccounti bio panic must have seized on them. After the crew Trom the Anacostla Viad landed at Shir ping Point, the gouboat arrived <"yixw\r0 the Point ati gent a boat on sliore with some- bptlTis; but it does tin appear that many of them we/^Tigcssary. On Monday morning tho Oomo'lxiorc. at the ro.p.ost o General Hooker, towsd c,y6r/^omo eanal bonis,eoutaiu ing two regiments, one Tro'.n New Jersey and the olhe from Massachusetts. Ttfjy landed at Cockpit Point aui Shipping Point, when sklrmiahorg wore thrown out penetrating several tr.ilcs into ttio country. In the r. a of the fortifloatlopg ?t Cockpit Point they found an iu trenched tamp, n great deal of the material* of whirl wero hut partully deetroyed, affording additional evl dnneo <*" fho hurried flight of the rebolsjbut of tlio rebel themselves not a trnro remained 1 Annex the 1'ollowlng memoranda of arm* nod muni tiolis round at Shipping Point'? A gun, weighing u.068 pounds, murkod "W. P., No. 4 A long 32-pouudor, weighing 0,300 pound*, cast in 1845 inouuted on a jdvot carriage, which was destroyed A six inch rilled pivot gun, mounted on a pivot car riage; carriage destroyed. Fragments of a atx-lnm rifled gun, east at the Trole gar Iron Work*. Richmond, Va., mountod on a pivot car | r a re, carriage hurued and destroyed. Six long 42 |? un !crs, on pivot carriages; carriage* nl destroyed. A Kuvun and a hair inch rifim! gun, cist at Low Meor England, weighing 10,75!) pounds; caul in lifll. Th's gm Is In good order; it was mounted on a piv >t can iago which was cut with axes in order to weaken it. Otic hundred and sixty-nine nine it,ch . hells, with flv see md fitsea. A large quantity of thirty two pound rbot and ca Bister. Thirty (ire slx-lreh rifle 'hells, in goeil order. Two furnaceg for heating thirty two |mond rliot, Som gh"t were in the grate, with tire under them, ready fu heat ing. Three passing boxes. To which may be added three "dummies," or woods guns, placed in |<ositi n to make the hattery look nior formidable titan the reality. They were piaylull; spiked, Tliu shot and shell have been removed. The guns n Cockpit Point had their trunloo* broken otr, after ultic tliey wore precipitated oyer lito bind into th< rlvoi Lottie of tho>c at Shipping Point and other placee rernnlr Among nnlitary and naval officers the evacuation ( the batteries on tbo Lower Pot- man Is considers I as military nic ssity, niter the fall of Roanoke lrland, th capture of Forts llenry and Donelsen and lite ooenpmtio of Nashville, taken in ronnnction with the advaurj t the grnnd army of the Potomac; Imt the precipilAtio wilh which they left their batteries hard Peeet, and lit panic with which they were evidently filled, nro not s cosy of solution Perhaps ihcy were appieb neive tin If they lingered their retreat would be c it n(T by floneri Holntzelmau's division, stationed at ivliick Church Perhaps, too, tho throwing up ol several rocket* fro! tho Yankee,on Saturday night, woe taken fur stgnalt Indicating nil early co operation with the military. / all events, it srouis to be a lac' that the rebels Intendo to managa ihoir rotreat an tecrctly aa p< sfiIiIp, and t luko away all they could with them: but they wera t il ciimvcnted by the vigilanro of tho flotilla. Hence the rapid (light from Cockpit Point, and tholr almultaDeoi tiring of tlielr combuattblo goods and rhattela front Quai tlco crook to below Aqnta creek. No doubt, when the found that Cockpit Point was In possession of thol'nio troops, they feared a simultaneous movement from acre* tho river and from I'ohtck Church, and thought it pri dent to ovaciiato as qui kly ns p seiblo, to save seven thousands of thoir troops from cipture. Uxmtn PtATKa Stkamhh Pmm.vii Ptosis, 1 tlCAtrtlco Crmw, Va., March 12, 18?'2. J The St' ri'ing Stones Enters Quon!Uo Cr'ek?Heminitrcnc of the Burning of the Echo?What We .Saw and Did \ the Creek?The Bathriet of the Entrance?Hrcotlcitioi of the .Schooner Fairfax?Mr Fate?Hun /town to <1 Fredtorn and Bark?Transit to the Quanttco Crtek Be teiy?,Su)fxiied C?t/<?r? of Two Mas achuielts SoUiui After breakfast this morning Lieutonant Cummnudii Eastman came on board, with his gig screw, when v wuighod and stood down to ipiant co creek. Parsing tl now harmless batteries at Cockpit Point, and at the c tranco to tho creek, we are now as safely at anchor as wo wero In the hay of New York. Who would hni thought it,only three short days ago? Hut such are tl fortunes of war. On outorlng the creek, tho thought that wm uppermo In my mind was the almost miraculous escape of Lion Jlarrel sud three under his soiumaml, when they set p A RK H )AY, MARCH 17, 1862. )N THE LOWEI Encampments on the ]

amp by Our Troops. A AANA. \ 11 ) Aaaa/\/v M 1> . A/\A/\/sA Ji\ K ^vywki./' Jmk ^ "" &WV. oL awwd-. ? 85 ^\<p?x V? ?rm, O^-vT r.r:: rjC V>*^t'tl'???toty*U. y | to tho schooner Fcho in October text, fired od m they wero from both banks of tho narrow creek, 1 the.r boats bciug vieiblo by the light of tho ? burning scbo >ner for a considerable distance. The 1 crcok is tortuous in Its windings, and difllcult 1 to enter, from its shallow wstor and Intricate channel, if The cntrunco. during tho few months of tho rohol ocrupu i- tion, was protected by formidable butteries ou either I side, while a tow hundred yards up tho crook itsolf a battery was situalivl on a high hill to ino left as vou enr tor. Hr> batteries still exist; but they are powerless for j" harm, having been dismantled. . On both batiks of the crook are tolerably high hills, s clothed with lofty trees, which must present a beautilul appearance when lliey are clothed in thuir summer foliage. About three or four mil?w al>ove wliero we lay is tlic village ol Dumfries, the whito home* ol wuicli arc i plumly vUible to lho naked oyo. Wo nro at anchor clooo to tho remain..* of tliu rebel Steamer Ucorgo t'sge, which present an almost Indistinguishable mas* ol' lr?n?very little woo l being seen. Tic srimke stark In bent in nn almost hort/.ntal position, 1 mul llio boilor is fully cx|to*cd to vlow. Sic Iratnit g'oria, tioorgc Dug . txxith to say, however, she never had any , glory to boa-t of from tho tnno alio was stoiau by tho a rebels from her Inwlul owners; and I must protest against t tin; assertions so fruely tiisilo that she wan in tlio habit i of |wsslug at night to ami I'ro lietwouii Quaiilico crock 0 ami the ?iuan Ik.). Slio never had the slightest chance ol' antaritig the latter place; fur If she luoI attempted it she would certainly have boon captured by soma vr.'sel or vessel- belonging to the flotilla. To persist h saying ttint she was in orcixpinu IIiy implies a frare censor on e the commanding ofliccrsof the upper Hot ilia?a lensnie r that tlioy do not deserve. We have torn engaged in getting up from the I'nge an anchor and chain. 1 hey tern out to be Will n worth tlio trouble. The Kalrfax, the habitual readers o; r tlic Hm?U) will remember, is tht scliooner that was capy lured lu <'dehor last by the rebels, while being towsd up by tlic It'solute, in con; e peine of the hawse bo.ng 1 parte i,probably from a ch oice skot. The Fairfax, at ii the time, had on board a cargo ol' hay nud furnituro. Tli# latter belonged to Ml'. Lvsor, an attach* of the Wlli. liamsburg 3P.ni'*, who lout thereby some fli.ooo. He >1 rather underestimated tho commercial valuo ol his goods a at the lime, really not knowing what bo had on board; n but in a sab.io'p'.eiil conreisativit 1 had with liltn at Willi lard's, I found that bis Ic.-s was much more serious thau ,i ho had at first supposed. Hut whnt was worse titan the a more money valuo was the deprivation of some interest n mg articles of ietrlnsic worth, such .is several volumes of i scrap book, which soma nun delight to lay by as a it souvenir of their more youthful days, il The frugmuiit* of the Fairfax lie a few yards from those . of the Tage. Iler stern Is out of water, and all along to ? soinowheio ngterti of her amldshl|*> can be seen, hare i and Uiore, o few luin|>s of charred timber. Mi" has not Lt wholly disaptieured,becauso she lie* in very shallow 1 water. A little a tern Ol bar la the hu.U ( f an tlier ves ,0 sol, apparently a ecnoonor, tusi uos nearer snore. piic r. has not boon burnt, b<? auae, as she is nearly high and Ir tlrjr, that waa prol>ut>ljr deemed unnecessary. Is Wo arc new running <ml of Quanitco rreck. Now wo , havo passed and are alongside the Yankee, which is lying r off I tie battery at the lowor point of the entrance to {, Quantieo creek. (P Wo have arrived at Wade's Hay. nearly oppoMto Aquta creek, where the Freeborn is at anchor. Our stay is nl brlof, and wo areJm t ctfstUig off to return tip the river 1 have learned on board (lie Freeborn that Apius creek la notevacunt d, nor la the dcjol or any of the buddies* burned. The robels, however, are paM to he loavu.g by detail, spile of their reoeiil reinforcements Wo are now steaming tip to the flagship. *' The Yutikco Is roacited, and, In obedience to orders, in wo Kn on shoro at Quantioo creek, to tako on board a largo quantity of shot and shell, round and elon'' gated, taken from the Evanspott battery. Captain Vumlevcnter, In command of the Stepping Stones, it is accompanied by I'hiol Engineer Young, pilot Lomas and myself. We visit the fortification* and admire ths ingenuity of their construction, c?|>e<dally as regards ths '8 "ratheles," as far as admiration is a(lowable. lbs place ie is garrisoned by the First Massachusetts logtmunt, Comjn mnndodby Colonel Cowdin; but. as tbo Colonel is an acting brigadier, I be command Is virtually In the hands of n I.iuutcuant Colonel Welles. We goo two heavy guns in If the river?having been pitched by our seamen from rn the embrnsuiea. Another gun?anOo?I* broken right across in the middle, and Iho p.ece towards ths breach 10 Is again split longitudinally. While at this battery I was informed that two men b longing lo the Mass* h isotu First, who whit out with a scouting | arty, nearly a* far oh Richmond, are mt?* ' Ins. 1 hey were supposed to have been cut ull and tnkcii t o pi isoners by a body of cavalry. ERAI i POTOMAC. f r Lower Potomac Picked j ) A C A P 1 // /f 1 X\/|AAA\ ^ AAAAA rj 1 ? \aaaaa *ra \1 ill I (r ' I Iffe'l' m W' m Uv: / f\ " " J ACCIDENT ON THE HUDSON RIVER RAILROAD. r Five Members of the Ninctjr-fonrth Regl- 1 nient New York State Volunteers Killed ' nil Several Injured?Arrival of the Troops In New York?Their Olllcers? Names of the Killed and Wounded, Ac. A very serious accident, resulting io the loss of live lives, with some tou injured,occurrod on the Hudson River Railroad en Saturday afternoon last. When it Is taken into considorntioti that the sufferers l>y this nieliiQ choly accident were some of our noble volunteers, it will have a more saddening elfvct upon tho public mind; for such they were. The Ninety fourth regiment New York Stale Volunteers h:tvo been raised principally in Jefferson county, nut! have boon quartered nt Socket t's Harbor for some timo, undergoing tho most rigid discipline. On the morning of the 14th in*t., at half-past nine o'clock, tliey inarrhc I fromSa< kett's Harbor to Nowtown, wbenco (buy took ttio cars for New York, en rvute to the seat of war. They left Watertown on tho same afternoon, in the beet of health and splrita, not exj>e< ting to me.-t with any aecidont which should caat cloud over tho event of their Journeying to encounter tho enemies of their country. The trniu consisted of twenty two curs, and all wont smoothly on until ono o'clock P. M. on Saturday, tho 16th. The train was, at this tlnio, about one 1 tnile from T1 volt, and on tho pile bridge, whon one of the ruils hroko. and six of tho cars were precipitated Irom the'track into tho river. One of tho baggngn cars fell bottom side up on the left of the track; another war carried over it, and lay on its sldo neariy submurc< 1 In tho water flwttmiiM or enrs my hfitwlio of the track, ono half covered with waior, and the others a | llttlo ab iye It, but all a comploto wreck nnd n sad sight, on tho other side > f tho track luy tho other cars, completely deiuoii-hod. and how any pnrnoa got oat ellre in | reallv a miracle. Two of the baggage car* were filled w ith baggage, and one with the horror of the otllcers. all of which wore savod. The next car to tho ' burgage contained the tnomlvre of the bnnd. | Their car was completely demolished, and they found a mode of cs<ape from a watery grnvo by tho car opening nt the top, through which tliey found their way out. They wore all completely soaked with water, but none seriously lt\)ured. The person who fared the worst in tho ear was George Brr.inard. Ho had not been inustored into the service, but expert* d to be as seen as they arrived at thoir destination His Injuries aro ?ucli thai ho will not go on with the regiment. All tho baud wee more or less injurod, but none seriously. The next car had tho members of Company 0. This J car was a porfect wm< k, a well as being nearly covered with water. The soldiers that wero killed were in this . car. and their appearance indicated that they wero ? llinr., rntuinorlll about I llC i T bodi#? t hi t ' would show death from any other ohm There wm , u matter of course,great eonfbsion nn<l a panic the notnenl that tho accident took place, b.it had It not hoen for the energetic action of the r Idiots in the car? that re. in.ilned oti tho track a large number must hare l>een drown"d. A. II is, Ihoro^ppeitr to he hut five "Idiere and one boy killed, and t#n Injured?none of the latter seriously. Tlio member* or tho band, consistitig of #u teon piece*, were all submerged and their instruments destroyed from coming In contact with the water, A Urge amount of clothing and quartermasters' stores, be longing to the regiment, was also ruined; hut a number oil lis and pulls were taken from the wreck Abnyfintn Kast Albany .unmo not ascertained, who was a pas.engec i upon thorns at the time of the accident, la r*|iorted oe I nving been drowned. Five doad bodies waro taken from tlio wreck, together with ten injured. They are all members of Company (1. Their names arc as follows*? RILUD. Nelson Fort'>n,Cape Vincent, jtlortln Hrlseoli, Oreenbuab. John Sherman, Albany. Samuel (ilazlcr, and his son Durtou Gkizier. Adams i Tillage, Jefferson county. * ' ixnnsn. 1 Trivete Rusbnell. i Quartermaster sergeant Gates. , Allen McNeil. > Alexander Me.N'oil (brothers). | Gouge Itrainerd. Phillips Clark, ?.* J.Howard. ?' RufJee ami I/Utghlln, hand. T. l.ltehdeld. i When the dead were taken from the water they wore immediately sent hurk; but the Injured were i bp o h- on with the regiment t-> Now York. 1 which arrived hero ou Sunday morn ng. T'hoy | iD. PRICE TWO CENTS. ro at present quartered In the Park Barracks, ho injured soldiers being sent to the City IIoslital, whore they will be carefully uttendfd Iff, intil perfectly recovered. TUo accident which resulted o latally is Baid to have occurred from the breaking of me of the rails of the track, and it is fortunate that no urthor loss of life has to bo chronicled. The following 1b a list of the oillcers of the Ninetyourth regiment,now quartered in our city:? . AVId ntid Staff ('flier/. loloncl H.,K.Viele. Chaplain..Rev.Mr. Nicolls. ,icut Col..J. M. Sigourney. Surgeon lb*. Goodoll. liyor T. H. Chittenden. Quartermas'r.D. C. De Wolf. idjutunt J. E.Ernst Lint Officers. 'o. Captain. It! LieuUr,anl 2d LLuLnant. i?W. R. n.mford..T. Beele. 8. Moffat. I?L. Noiil. Jacob Gates. Rumdell. '?J. Emerson. B. D- Serls. B. I'arsotia. i?1). C.Tomlinson.J. II. Moore. C. II. Servcll. !?S. Place. C. Titnmorman. '?A.Hun. J. T. latey. Jiiyo. I?J. E. Briggs. ?Car|ienter. G. McOnnber. f?H. Bibbin*. Nichols. White. ? ?? Nutting. Nunus. I?0. Litthsfleld. E. Crony. W-J. N.WoodwardrHE GREAT BATTLE AT PEA RIDGE Desperate Fighting of the Itebeis. Pheir Force Acknowledged to be 35,000 Strong. rwcnty-two Hundred Indians in the Rebel Ranks. riie Bodies of the Union Soldiers Scalped and Mangled* Complete Routand~Dispersion of the Rebel Forces. rheir Loss One Thousand Silled and Three Thousand Wounded. One Thousand Six Hundred Rebel Prisoners Captured, &c., Ac., Ac. Holla, Mo. , March 10,1802. Tho remains of Col. Hendricks, of tho Twenty ninth ndiana regiment, killed at the battle of Pea Ridge, LrknutaM, arrived here yesterday, accompanied by his irothcr and two or three other gentlemen, rhcy left tha attjo ground on the Monday following tho light. They eprcsent tho content as terrible. . Tho rebels fought desperately, using stono in their :itnnon wben their shot gave out. Their force is stated at thirty-lire thousand, Including wo thousand two hundred Indians, under Albert Pike. As near as could be nscertainod, our loss was six hunIred killed, and frotn eight hundred to ono thousand rounded. The rebel surgeons who came to drees the rounds [or their fallen acknowledge a leas of me thousand one hundred killed, and from wenty-flvo hundred to three thousand wounded. We ook eixtocn hundred prisoners and thirteen pieces of annon, ten of which were captured by General Sigcl'a ommand and three by Colonel l'aterson's brigade. Two of our cannon, belonging to Davidson's battery' sere taken by the rebels, but were recaptured by ou* roeps. The rebels were completely defeated; one division^ inder General Price, flying In one direction, and tit ithor, under Van Dorn, taking another. tutor Herbert, of one of the Louisiana regiments, who roa taken prisoner, says that Gensrsl Prost, of Camp lat kson notoriety, waa killed. Tho following copy of correspondence has been sent rom the commander of the army in Arknusas to tbecomnander of the department et St. Louis, and by him pubis had H*AD<jrAHTXR!? TRASS MuKiwui n D*TRJ<T,\ March 9, 1S62. J L) THE CoMMASniKU OlTK-KR OS TUB I'M ISO StATR* FOKUCS ON SlOAR C'Rn.K , ARKANSAS:? Su??lu accordanco with the usugo* ol war, 1 have the honor to roquet that you will i>crmil the burial party whom I send from this army, with a flag of truce, to , attend to the duty of collecting and intcrrii.g tho bodies of the officers ami men who full during tho engagement of tho 7th and 8th instant. \ eiy respectfully. your obedient servant, EARI. VAN llORN, Major General Commanding Army. lltadqi'arrrhs Army or tiir Sorrowmr, ) i'ka Kiihis, March 9,186'j. j Eart. Van I?orn, Commanmxu Cuxemwhatr Koiuxs:? Sir?Tho (Ionoral Commanding Is In receipt of yours of the tltli, saying that iu accordance with the usages of war, you send a parly to collect and bury tbo dead. I am directed to lay all possible facilities will ho given for burying the dead, many of which have already been interred. Quite a number of your surgeons ha\o fallen Into our hands, and aro |icrnotted to act under parcdo, end under u General Order from M'.Jor Gcuaral Ilnlleck further liberty will be allowed thorn, if such accominoaations bo reciprocated by yon. 'Ikt (Icn'raX rt{mf tA.it v* J ml on the haUU field, ci.nlr.a y to cirilitcd u?i rfart, Hin.it/ of the federal dead wAo tutrs tomahawked, tc.ilptd, arid th ir Loditi thamefully manyhrd, and cx/inn,d a hope that Vti* important ttrugyle may .to! ihgtnera'e to a tatv.ga ! ? rfart. lly order of S. R. CURTIS, Brigadier Cenora). T. J. M< Ktxxar, Aotiug Assistant Adjutant General. Celebration of St. Patrick'* Day. MU.1TARY PROCESSIONS, DINNERS, RAM.*, ETC, Hilt being tbo anniversary of the great St. Patrick, the patron of tbo Kinoralt Isle, the occasion win be commemorated with as much spirit and perhaps as large a procession a- in previous year*, notwithstanding tho |reat number "I Irishmen who have gone to the wara to light for their adopted country. The programme of the socle i ies to turnout and the rout* of tho march, pub. lislicd In yeatorday'a issue, shows no falling off in ontbuilastlo veneration for the memory of tbo great Apostle, ar In the arrangements lor tho proper celebration of the lav. tho gallant old Sixty ninth?a number which baa wri.el an immortal fain" In American history?Is to narrh in the rront of the processiou, under the command if M.yor .tames Bayloy, who will act ae Brigadier ttcne al tor the rx-ca?i n. Quite a number of indriwmfant ullitary associations arc likewise to parade, which, with .be i ivicsocieties, with their regnlia and beautiful lings m I banner*, will make an imposing display. The lino will form on East llrooj*ay, right resting oo Irani street, at nine o'clock A. M. precisely. The proleseionwill move about ten o'clock, when ibe divisions vlll cuiintormarih down fast Broadway Pi Chatham it reel, entering the Park by the east gate, pas* In review irfore his R. nor tlio Mayor and Common Conned, aud hen proceed up Broadway to felon square, and around he Washington Monument, through fourteenth street to wcomt avenue; thenoc through Twenty third street to irat avenec. and up Eighth street to fourth avenue, alien they will be dismissed. Mr. K. C. Carey will bo the Grand Marshal of tho day, ia is tad by Me-srs. .lames White. Daniel (Irunion, P. J.tlpln, Thomas Monahan and J. McCluakey. In tho evening there will bo quit# a number of snppera md nails The inogt Interesting of these will t>o that of III# friendly Hons at the Mot rc>| oil tan Hotel, and a reiiulon of the mm commissioned ndicers of tho Sixty ninth U their armory,over Essex market. Tlio St. Patrick'* Hoclaty of Brooklyn will llkewlae give i grand dinner this evening at Montaguo Hall, at half.? ?.* A*.>insilr ['Ml U City Intelligence, ij-trkf by ricnarti O'Gosmak.?in a lata edition we announced that Mr. ltjchard O'Uorman would locture fer iho bonoBt of the Catholic Library Association, on the evening of St. Patrick's anniversary. Wears requested to state that Mr. O'G. will not bo able to fulfil that ongsgoment this evening, previous arrangements Interfering, but that lie will lecture on Monday, the !24th iiist,, at Irving Ball, on the "Life of Oilvcr Goldsmith.'1 *t. David Fmith, D. P., died at Fairliaven, Conn., on Frl day, tho 7th Inst., at the idvaneed ng* or ninety tlvo years. lie "graduated at Yale College In 1796. and wne ordained In Durham in 1799. Members of the family 1 ive occupied tlie pulpit of this church for tho long period of one hundred and twenty years.

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