Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 9, 1862, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 9, 1862 Page 3
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flitf artfe: lb? often bonton Tte wtwr woo to for on. hundred and forty fuiMai, and tte owboj ?? CyfMt otoiiuod teulterlj Wind VERT IMPORTANT. Glorious News from the West SURRENDER OP ISLAND NO. TEN Three Generals and Six Thousand Prisoners Taken. Capture of Immense Quanti ties ox Artillery ana War Munitions. THE 8IEQE AND CAPTURE. Account of the Operations of the Besieging Forces. The Advance of General Pope's Army and Attendant Circumstances. Commencement of the Naval Attack Under Flag Officer Foote. ketches of the Union Commanders and the Slebel General. THE OFFICIAL DESPATCHES, &C-, &0?i &0. A despatch from Bt Lou to, dated yesterday, announces IU surrender of Inland No. 10 to Flag Oncer Foot*. Jt MM announces that Omni Pope baa captared three generate, alx thousand prisoners of war, one hundred stage pieces, seraml fold batteries, Immense quantities of Baalfarms, too la, wagons, horses and previsions. Wo Ian not loot a single bob. GENERAL POPE'B ATTACK ON TOD REBEL BATTERIES. Nbw Madud, Mo. , April 1, IMS The gunboat Caronlelel ran tbo blockade at la land Ma. 10 on Friday night, and tha gunboat Pittsburg on feondaj night. AU tha baturiaa of tha enemy opened tie, hot not a shot airuok allhor boat. General Pope has succeeded In getting four steamers and live bargee by the ohaneel cut through theawamp Irom Pblllipe' landing, above Ialand No. 10. TbiaextraKdinary and heroolean task waa assigned to Cot. Blsaell, trith hto regiment of engineers and mechanise, and haa Veen well executed. It waa essential to the erushiug of the enemy and capture of tha Island. Yceterday tha gunboat Carondelet, Captain Walke, accompanied by General Granger, Colonel Smith, of the forty-third Ohio regiment, and Captain L. B. Uarchal), Id to General Fopo, made a reoonnoiMaoce, by order of oDoral Pope, to Tiptonvllle, the object being to draw the Ire from the maeked batteries of the enemy. A large number of batteries were discovered at each point where troops could land, and there waeacontioo us fro of heavy guns all day. a The Oarondelet attacked one battel y on her way up the Ttver, and Captain Lewis H. Marshall, aid to Genera1 fopo, accompanied by some soldiers of the Twentytsvsflpi lDi'Hjjo feglment, leaded, spiked the gone, broke the carriages and threw the rebel ammunition teto^jMplrer. All returned to New Madrid In safety, delighted with < th^eieoreion. This morning the gunboats Oarondelet and Plttsbnrg proceeded, by order, to the point selected by General fopo for his forces to land, and In two hours throe bat no ?wi umuim uu uii (una apiaaa. AUI*tm o'clock tbe Aral division, of four regiment# or Mantry and ooo battery, commanded by General Paine, retted the river, followed by General Stanley a dint ion, ander General Granger. Tbe whole operation of crowing tbe rtver, in tbe faee of tbe enemy, waa a magnificent ipectacle, and refiocta great credit upon General Pope, whoae energy and aklll bare been severely tealed; but fee baa triumphed. THE SURRENDER OP ISLAND NO. 10. Cikuq.i, April P, 1M3. The ateamer Alpa arrived at Cairo at eight o'alock tbia morning, bringing Second Matter Lord, of the flagship Benton, with deepatcbea from Commodore Foote, en oanclng the anrreader to him, el midnight, of tbe entire poaitlon of the rebela, including men. guna and Irene feerta. The number ef prlaonera la not yat known net tbe amount of crdaanee atorea VE.nrA.ivu VP' V'VMMUVUKE t'UOIE. Bnuuia llano*, Or? latino No 10,1 April 7?3 36 A II J Bon GtDOoa Vb.ui Two offleoro of tbo robol Lory bar# this tnatant toardad no from Ielard No. 10, atatlng, by ordor of thotr commanding offioor, Ihoy woro ordorod to aurrender JalandNo lOtolhoeomirondor of tho noroi forcoa. Aa three dlnara know nothing of tho hot tor loo on tho Tonheeaao otoro, 1 have tent Captain Fholpo to aacortaln gomaihtng doflnlto on tbo mibject. Qooorol Pope la now Bdranitag In atrong foreo to attack tbo roar I am ready artth tbo gonboata and mcrtaro to attack In front Son. Buford la roady to co-oporata; but It aoomaaalf tbo plaoo la*o ho aurreodorod without further dofonca. A B. rOOTE, Flag Ofllcar. FSTOKt) DESPATCH FROM COM. FOOTR ftr?**rn Fajrroi?,\ Or? leiAtrn No 10, April T, I#fl2 f Bon Oioton Wanna, Secretory of tho N'ary ? lly deopatehof tbroo honra tloco informod tliodcpa.t* aaongtbat Inland No. 10 hod aurrendereff tolhe gunh ata. Captain Phetpa b?a Ihla luatant raturnoil, after having had an Intarrlaw with tho lata commandant I hart ro .fiiotUd General Ituford, oommaodlng tho tronpe, to proaoe'd Iramodlataly, In company with two of tho gunhoata, and tokopoaaeaalnn of in# lalind. Tho hotter Ira ontheTcnnaoaeoihora hara boon hattily evacuated, whoro wa ahall fln l.noddvbl, in tho morning largo gnantltlea or muniUona of war. 1 coaamiaiooto tromodiatoiy with Can. Popo ? NEW TOR THE V Map of Island I NEW MADRID A timm/ / wcivei if jwy j THB smitU^-^ m. \ LAND,N^o jsit\ v ranX POINT PLEASANT PI \ t \ who has, under cover of tbo two gunboats which gallantly ran the blocked* in tbo thunder storm, eroeeed tbe river in force. I ?u reedy, ee well ee tbe gun end mortor boats, with Generel Buford end bis troops, to bevs made e simulteneous attack upon tbo rebels bad they not so hastily sveeueted tbe Tennessee shore end surren dered Island No. 10. A full report will be made as soon as we can obtain possession of tbe land batteries, and I am able to ccmmun < ate wlih General Tops. I A n. FOOTE, Flog Officer | DESPATCH FROM GEN. HALLECK. 8t. Loom, April 8,1862 Ger. B?n?ck hm jtial telegraphed the War Department thai lalond No. 10 *u abandoned by tbo oncmy lot! night, leering all tboir artillory, baggage, auppiiee and atck. SECOND DESPATCH FROM GEN. HALLECK. i ? WanmjrCToa, April I, 1862. General Pope h eeooring tbe country round Island No. 10, and to far baa captured General MakalJ and elaff and two th?M'?and men Tbe above la not from an official tonrce, but ia doomed authentic, and rorreeponda with the eipectationa form td upon prevloua official Information. Tbe following wu received this evening ? llnuuwuran lutwwo, April 8, 1883. To Hob, E. M Staktow, Secretary of War ? Sin?General Palne's division marched forward toTiptcnviUe last night, and captured Oonoral Makall, formerly an Adjutant Oonoral of tho UnitsU States, atatf and about 3,000 prisoners, from Arkansas and Lou ^iana, large quan llttes of storss, ammunition sad otbsr property. Ceneral Pope's movements hays been a complete success. We moved In the direction of Island No 10 in a few minutes to capture all that are left. Bi igadier General W. If Makall, late of the United States Adjutant Oeneial's Pepartment, and two thousand of the rebel forces have surrendered to General Pope, and it is expected that many more will be captured to day Immense quantities of artillery and supplies bars fallsn Into our bands. H W HALLECK, Ifsjor Gsnsral. THIRD DESPATCH FROM OEN. HALLECK. Si Lowie, Mo., April 8,1863 To Hon. E M Btastor , 9scrstary of War ? Gsnsral Pops has captured three generate,six thousand prisoners of war, one hundisd siege pieces and sevsral flald bsttsrlss, with immense quantities of stnnll arms, tsnts, wagons and horses. Our victory is complsts and overwhelming We have not lost a single man. H. W. HALLECK, Major Genera) TI1E DETAILS OF THE SIEtiE. TBI ADTANCR AND EARLY OPKRATtONt OP Tni ARKT, Shortly before the evacuation of Columbus, and about the commencement of lest month, an advance was inude in a fou'neny direction by tn* force* under Gonorul Pope. They alerted from Commerce, Cap* Glrardenu and other point* along the Ml?*i?*ippl river ebor* of Mbwourl, aud travelling overland arrived before Now Mndrld on Monday, March 3. After Inveating tbe town on the land tdo and cannoned' g II for nine day*, our foroea found that the robot* bad evacuated their work* during a henry etorm that occurred between duak of tb* 12th aud daylight of the 13th of March. Prevloueto the ovaiuatlon (and one of the earlleet petition* taken up by General Pope), our troop* took potaesslon of Point Pleaeant, a location on the river, twelve mile* below New Madrid. At tble point General Tope placed e battery, haavy enough not only to baeieg* Ilia rebel worke, but alto to prevent tbo pteaage of reinforcemen't along tbo river. Doubt let* th e action operated upon tb* rebel* end ea rned them the aooner to take up what lhay eetildered a eater position e? lalaad No 10 and th* main *hcr* of T*n*****e. Arra?tr#to*tite bad at*o been aucc**afully earrled out to enable ibi I n ion tron|? to receive reinforcements and auppiie* Tla flykeetown while the rebel*, as befere dated, were out off from *o doing. New Madrid and Ita fortifications having fallen Into tb* hands of the Union forree, th* neit ebjeet was to re. docs the batteries sno* N*. 10,and also the** K. HERALD, WEDNESDAY ICTORY ON To. 10, New Madric Ml 8 N TH S POINTS J \\\I s* iT AWAY TO Ml \W W \ FORT BELOWNPNwLl'* J 'A FIVER*** ? Ijfefl hi?/5 mf < i o^y . M I S S 0 U V THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. The River from Columbus to Memphis, Showing the Rebel Defences Below Island No. 10, &c. TBQJV10NT^=p8|C0LUM B 09 WOLF L^^p^jjk, ? NCWlKf^l^t ) XL ^ Jf . ? ^ BIDCLISP^ V X f 2 fx. CdlM? MEFttllNEATHCR! ut 'wANo,Na^x c ndsg^ 50 ims mil po FROM in wwuijp^ ,st w >* \ /chick asaw bmr _ \ v\~, 1 ~ jywiwr ghx (tj ^ 6hicka5avublun ^ ^s.c, %v m % (^^st"t3b8 cmickasav blufp^ oldJ ^ldhamv r .. REEfcI*i?^ k a pi a n lilfi? \fr<n<%ht *$$$! If" ou lb? neighboring Kentucky and Tcnnensco -ho res of the Miasierlppi river. But between General l'np? a f Tcee and the rebels were the waters of the great river of the West, and no meaoa of transportation a -rose. To eaabie bo ta to reach General Pope at hie lowest petitions?r tmiljr at Tolnt Pleasant and Riddle'a Point?II at Crat appeared necsssary to attempt to reduce the rebei works by the wmor, or at leaat to engago them until a land force could I brought In 'he rear. As lb. greater part of that j tion of Tennessee to the rear if the worka waa a w oplete swamp, it became Impossible t0 turn tbem by a reeeral advance from the neighborhood of Fort Henry er the Tennessee river. ft waa therefore neoaaaary to turn th.' worka from the Mlesiasippi river side. To acoompli". Union troops bad to cross the river. ink iahlv orKPATiotr* op tim OCNSOATP Ike evacntlonof Gelambug leaving the rlrar obevo r, APRIL a, 1862?TK1PLK THE MISSISS I, Point Pleasant and u a i ,r^ HEAVY TIMBER ? p ft /$??? :wKJi? ** 'wwjM? If# sJ!a a.^ gv * yr '$>?? Vten |^QB^ON\/Flie=^=^^^^ S $ / $ S / P fi / RIDDLES POINT J^J Rl / Island No. 10 eomowbat free from rebel obstructions, nr. Ihc attention of the gimboal fleet van devoted to the mi luller spot. New Madrid having fallen into the possession of tlio Union troops, it became net eesary to open the " nver cominnnicntion to tbut point. Island No. 10, bowever,stoo<lin the way Therefore, at seven o'cloolt, on the sr morning of the 14th of Match, a naval expedition, under 1,11 Hag Officer Foote. left Cairo, and at Columbus wan )a| yuned by other gunboats. Tin y were uiso overtaken by It night mortur boats, in tow of four eteHmcre, w till trims *" port* and ordnance boat*. nnd all urrived at Hickman Ky., by half-past four o'clock on the same ulternoon. 1,1 Tlio mounted pickets of the enemy were in eight on the blurt. On the arrival of the vessels two oompames *i; of soldiers under Colonel hoford were sent alter them but they escaped vl 1 tie town was next taken |s)?oession of by the small 1,1 fr. o of the I loops, winch ai te? m direct conjunriioi, with the gunboats. n' The fleet consisted of the following vessels ? 1 lagship Benton, Lieutenant I'belps acting ftr.gcaptaie. '1 dun boat Cincinnati, Commander It N. HterubeJ. Gunboat ( aroudclet. Commander Walks , Gunboat Mound City, Commander Kelly. Gutftioat Louisville, Commander llove Cuiihoiit Pittsburg, l.teutruant Thompson. GunboatSt. Ixiuie, Lieutenant Paulding. Gunboat Conextoga, Lieutenant Ulodgeit~ the only boat in the fleet not iron clad Facti mortar beat carried a mortar weigh r.g seventeen thousand cno hundred and eighty four potnds. discharg v| log a round shell weighing two hundred and fifteen pounds without its contents?the mortar being thorged witb twenty-three pounds of powder. They were made j to carry from two to thtee miles. The following are the officers of the mortar fleet ? Captain IT. F Maynadicr. commanding f!e?t? Captain E. B. Pike, assistant do. Second Masters?Messrs. tllassfcrd Cregoiy. Pinter,d* si and Johnston. j Huving anchored during the night at IliclCli an, ai flte tr o'clock tlio next mot Ling, March lf>, the flotilla got under K weigh, and dropped down vlowly, until at ninee'clock * I lie fleet rounded to about three miles above lbs island. K The Commodore then ordered tbroe of the?vrtar boots W Into position. aed eight mortars*?h<dled the lattery above the island The enemy loft it several times, but retorned After th? moitar boats ceased firing-trey i uvwr eucrrsaea it- uomuraing roriniu .rue ren?i out teryof nix heavy gun* about a mile slurs the bend ot ^ the island?they went buck up the ri er about aim)* and laid hy for the night, wh oh panted (T ipiletly and (| the morning dawned auapu iouMy. At ilk3 light 'be Hag < ?flic? r gar* crdert tc I (if ir.'rlar boats to resume their positions of the previous day The ) f gunboats took their jdacee in the atrei m, nrui at fifteen minutes to nine o'clock Commodore loots rent hit corn t, phinents web his itoru larboard |un,aiid tbememy [>( replied w ith a couple <>f shots t'aptaiti Mar nadier had bean busy tine' daylight golfing hie mortars into posi. lion, and at else gave the uppsi sil gun battery a taste f of his metal tit* ihtrt aoain. 4 Tims the ant ton continued dining that day and ^ Ihn next without Important remits On 11,? pttth tlio Tphel gunboats ratmonadod floncral Pope's batteries for an hour and a half, but were driven ba< k . ?v ith <evere lose One of the rebel gunboats enticed n?nr the shore and sunk by our batteries, end severe others were badly damaged General pope's batter ie* . mmnmted the river and blockaded the passage and the rebel boats wvre^omplstsjy h?rnrord in, and could enly hate barely escaped Vy fighting their way out. His niftttrr* prog roared with<ut any very definite ^ result until the Met of March, when Acting General It. Kuford, with a portion of the force at Hickman, advanced .pen ths rebels octupy log in Ion City, scattered thorn II.1 - .. v? , . t* TUR RKRVICB VMTV:U. ^ On the uigM of lli? t?t of April n I it expedition waft T\, fitted nut from the Buuadron at-l the lend forces, and, under the command of Colonel ' '>erta,nf III nolo, sueceeded In reaching and apiklug Hi tune of the upper fori n, On the morning of the 4th cf tprll a heavy Ore from lh

the gunboala ru concentrated ar the rebel floating bet tery,end, after a>mart eng-, in.rnt, ehe wan cut looea of from her mooring* end drifted down the river. TOR gfcTOtm?TH? TROOlt CR08B Till* R1TKR. le During ?he interval a foreed water oommunlcatton wm constructed botw en the M esleelppl river above the th Inland and N*w Madrid bel.vr it. The Chepoiisl Bayou It waa connected with 'he river ahovo by meanaof an opening cut by our tro ?, en'* brat*for traneportntlon purpoece were rent i .* < id,whoreby theeame meaee 81 t -, were > aln < v clo I ilotho Miaeleaippt. Ihaao e< vtftr de, under ? ?; l"u of tbe gunboat* thai hod run tc ! the bleekade. eocoredotl in furring acr ss the column pi SHEET. ilPPI I mom tw?u Riddle's Point. ^ Nav ^ "d Jf |v Av \ i/ ssrv ? ken/cky J /STATE LINE He", ? ?YtW ler' /(f LOW LAND & HEAVY ?? '" yr TIMBER FOR MILES I > AT PRESENTALL OVERFLOWED a fui at t) Way H [r,? N E S S E ^ It Cti feel lack hi u and n' V x$sV frft ^ V$SL Ttaii I 7/ 'I II a0'1 / II wkl ' lull hM Illim mu /vflr Th' J/fM bM /%/ G?i [//// ICO Yfly aR? / 1 ~ * 1,1 i I 1)1:1 t be der funeral Tope. Tho following official despatch Intl- ful siee when the inoteinent commenced:? Po| Nkw Madrid, April 7?Noon. rst r n K. M Nation, Secretary <if War ? (lenoral Pope has just landed General I'alne'e division on the n Tennessee s-hore. The whole movement lias been a th? aud success. Iho whole army will be moved over to. iy and to night. (loneral Pope ban four steamers to ferry cal lib, which arrived by the new route tliroush the swamps klr st evening. Auother gunboat arrived l his morning from e,*i land No. 10. 1 will report from the field as trequenily ha possible. ho The success of the movement was doubtless known to e rebels even before Commodore Foote became aware wt ' the fact of lis being completed, and hastened the wi irrender. Of the strength of the rebels on the Island we have as vr? M but little information. We know, however, that tb? iey had several gunboats, and, according to their own an mi nts in the Memphis papers, when the siege com- gln cured their total numlmr of ? ins In position eould not aw ire been rev er than seventy, thMc? ittery No. 1 7 guns. ca) ittery No. 2 S guns. cia ittery No. 3 4 guns. ,?s ittery No. 6 4 guns. rai tilery No. C 10 guns. gll ue large battery,south side 17 guns. pin no large battery, north side 4 guns. i,.. loat log battery 10 guns. al? . ed Total 70 guns. Ou The Qoating battery alluded to above is the celebrated sci ansssss a battering ram, formerly the Algiers Dry ilil Mk. In tho centre of the battery there is a largo iron artti.cnt, shaped like one of our gunboats, covered with lh< >avy iron, and designed for a protection to the men. J'* T1IK CASUALTIES. The nAval Attack on ths rubsl hat tar lea and fortlflr*. ?h ini wad commenced hf. Ccmmodote Foots, aa before ^ ated. on (Saturday, Mr. eh 16, and up to Tustday, April j,r , Ilia casualties bad ami muted to only twenty-two tn tm nmbcr, a* follows:? k* died by explosion of a ratinon on (fiinboat 5>t. I Aula.. 2 u, 'ounded by explosion of a? aunonon gunboat St. Louts. 12 v( lilad by fragments of shall l |u I'led by a tree falling ac osa gunboat Carondelat 1 t ounded by a tiaa falling across gunboat larondelat.. 2 J? tsad while reiving ou picket duty 4 ,,,, ? U? Total 22 FIETCn or If I AND NO. 10. * up Tbtt ,viand is sltuaiefl in the corner of that bend of tba ssissippl fiver wlii. 1. t< niches the border of Tennoe?ee, ^ fi w miles lariber up the river than New Madrid, ah sht ough nearly southwest of that point. Jt is located suit two hniidrad and fifty ntiles from St. Icuils, and ' ne hundred and fifty from New Orleans. Tbo elevation tba river at this point is about two hundred feci above a level of the delta or its mouth. Tbo average depth water at ibts point ia from ninety to one hundred J t; (be breadth of th- stream from niamlaud to milu- eay ad is about nine hundred yards. The current runs by j r Island at moderately fast rata, and with the power the tbiae me'S? Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio? *'r mblned. The Island Is near tne sou thorn, or what la *n'' rmed the eastern, batk of the river; but at ibis po*nt ?b a >110.1111 varies from Us southern course and turns ruptly to the northwest, leaving tins island In the a I barn sngla of the bend. It is about forty-flvs ml'es, r* 1 the course of the river, aouth of < olumhus, and about P?r (itly six tulles from Hickman. It Is near Obiotivllia. mg rarrcH op orNktuL ror?. nig Maior t.tneral John 1 >pe is a man about forty years of , e, utid ? na< ivn of K< murky. lie la * a.n of novernor "" itlianiel Pep*, Of Virgin in, who w ? t to Kentucky ho- w" re the birth of John, and after living In Kentucky* <i ?v yrara, removed t I1 i >i John, tbo eon, entered Wlt ent Toint Academy it. 1* - !'? gtaduated In 18<?2,acd na appointed to the ui my "in ti.o state of Illinois, ?o t*c ring the aerviro /. a h . wt uocond lieutenant t>f To- P"1 (graphical onglner ? II. < i* engaged In Mealco, nn.l olg ne biev'tnl a flr?< .^itcumnt. for gallant aj> 1 me r I to. nai ?ua Conduct In ar corf' < < i.ttlctf* at Monterey, the brevet < lerlng date from :i .or 23, l*4d On the 23d of hu ibrnary, 1847, be wnt< hn voio.l ra| lain for gallant and " eu| erllorlonacondiiotat the battle of Buetn. Vlatn Or, eoi e let of July, 7880, ho took the actual rank nf captain 1 i the corpa of Toprgt t.t? al r. inoora, and on the 17th thi Uey,18Cl, wan mndo a brigadier general of volun- lb ere. Ill* brilliant t .cmrnl In Central Mlswnri oil tided aa much nn any I g to mature poace to that r#l ate, end h.* brllllaui. una- burnt of Nov Madrid led to ( e evacuation ol that pi .re and the ultimate eucceai of nil ic alege which we now chronicle. tbi RF.Tl'U or COMMODORR FOOTR. Commodore Foote la n native of Oinneclient, ef which r" ate he le a cttnen, end from which.Slate he was appoint t to the Sivy of the I nlted Slafce. II* la a eon of Sena tn| ir Foote, of Connecticut, to whom Daniel Webeter re- ? lied, in the Senate, with oae of fcie famoue toeecbee U ? 3 ' d the Called RUIN Service OS tit* 4th Of December and ha." consequently served the country nearly yeai a. Ha steadily rose in his profession, and was a commander on the 10th of December, 1852, under h commission he saw about two years and three he1 goa service. His total ?ea service was nearly i) years and a half, and ho |<erfornied nearly eight a shore duty, lie was unemployed for over leu and was last at sea in June, 1868. At lbs b/aakiag if t lie pi easnt troubles he was In cum iiaud of the y Yard at Brooklyn, and shortly after the commence t of hostilities was promoted to a captaincy, i the cllarge of the Western or Miasm 1 flotilla, uf which he is the oouiroo, i or (lag othcer. Uw successes at Fort Henry aud the he took at Fort Douelron are still too fresh in out Mrs' minds to ueod repetition. While engaged In his es. he is reported as having workod night and day ii a zeal and energy that are worthy of emulation ia J b.aiiclira of the service, and has accomplished an cat herculean task. Being dependent upon the Navy artment for men and a portion of bis equipment, and ipelled to call upon tbu War Department for othei ge equally necessary to the success of his mission ut inland waters, and apparently an object of jealousy s subject of neglect from both, he has quietly worked ugh all i hfctacles, and is preparud to uudortaks the ling up of the Mississippi river from Cairo to New aim. He is a quiet,gray haired veteran, and, atigh holding a rank equal to Mitjor General of the land bs, ana i ned by a life's service on the brood seas on ihe old Hag, bus been quietly and anoste/.tatiooaly ing Ins country at the junction of (he Ohio and the mciiM.I ffia mauani aoaui.liiinn Kae Kaan << a r vloifl Ani i spirit cod ciiorgy, and ibe mull ia gratifylog to the DD. EkK.TCM UF THE REBEL GENERAL M'oOW?. moral John 1'orter Mvf'own, in command at Newlln> ,!!< a native of Tennessee, and entered (ho Military teiuy ai West I'oint an a cadet m September, 1836. [radiated in 1840, standing No. 10 in bie alaaa, to h were iho following woil known olflcars:?General rart Van Vliot, General Thomas, General W T. man, and other*. On tlie 1st of July in lhat year ha u|i| oiiitail a second lieutenant of the Fourth artu ,and in September, 1843, was promoted to a fleet onau-.y. lie held tho position of regimental quarlastcr front March, 1847, to the end of 1848. Ha ed in Mexico, and was hp voted captain for gallaut meritorious conduct at Cerro Gordo. He was made >1 raptatn in January, 1S.11, aud held tho same rank re breaking out of the rebellion, when, on the 17tb o! ,1861, ha ronigncd and joined tho rebels. EBEL ACCOUNTS FROM ISLAND NO. 10. 'n-rpnndwiiCe of the New Orleans liclta, March 16 J 1 land No. 10, March 8, 1882. u will he glad to learn that tins position, ao admiraKUpled by namra for defensive purpose*, hat been trmgthened since the evacuation of Coiutntui, that in now bid defiance to the assaults of the enemy. We suiistied that it cannot be captured by any direct *ti, and th* strategic nieveii.eut which may be reaorWd >T its destruction will be anticipated by the rapacity skill of Central Beaureyaid. I may now, without retlou, reveal tho fact that, prevn us to tlie evacuai of Columbus, the dofenccs of Una position war* :U loss perfect than General Beauregard htuieelf bad n led to believe by the assurances of tboee in whom tad every reason to oonflde. 11 is fortunate, perbapa, ttiieiu, my were actually misinformed. Had tbay n awaie oi the real state of afl'iirs, th-y might, by as irp.ismg and energetic policy, have inflicted a sever* vupeiius. ' Luckily they were iguoraut of the fast#; their gunboats ware too busily employed on the Dessee aud tb* Cumberland to be spared for sarvia* to direction. ?* moment of danger is now past, and wo aro aafs. fonhii u not only UnaJd , but, 1 am confident, tat* in able a ait it.' any nucal force lhat can approach 4tU i result it due, in a great measure, to the indefattgaenorgv of Caiuaiu Harris, who gamed so much eredlt fiia labors at Manassas. 1 presume tba evacuation ol iinbus wus, at first, regarded by the people of Haw sans ?s almost a surrender of tho key of tb* rivar. It ild not be surprising that a movement so sudden and in. almiild have had e dearesalnc influence. r so much emphasis ha t been laid upcn lb* occupai of Columbus, and so much lu I boen said of Um lb il? uecc.-sity of maintaining that position. But Urns I show that ihe manmuvre wu the beat UM ooold e been devised lo meet the exigencies of tho silastic, I thai it was dictated by a profound military sagacity, i step waa taken only after t?eaeral Beauregard had erne ooovinced of its necessity. Colonel Jordan, the icral's accompli/1 hed and Acting Adjutant General, wan t to Columbus to examine and rejwrt the oonditton ol drr. Me fulfilled tbo duty, and, in accordance with report, the evacuaiiou wa.- ordered andaooomplishetl. >ew Madrid ? the weak point of our poaktion on thin s: but New Madrid is no* sin in; enough to bo hold fwrpriuo. Tbo eneiny know that tbey must carry that co before they can hope to make any iinproasisn on i island. With tbia vle.v tlioy have advanced a powsrcoluinn,*a? to be strong, under Ueneral pe, and have fairly invested New Madrid, but at a l<ectful distance. Tlio country around the place tea td level,and whenever the enemy attempt to advance >y will bo checked by the fire of our gunboats.-. H in i opinion of our oQi< era that no Infantry force can n<l ilia storm of shell and shot which tho gunboats j shower on thtm. An experiment u their lines has eady been made by Commodore lloin.., with marked rcets- Since experiencing tho Are ot the boats they vo exhibited no disposition lo advance. They have, wcviT, succeeded in throwing a small force arouno r position, to Hoiut i'le.isant. below New Madrid. But no nger is apprehended from tint movement. The party ich has succeeded in making the detour it provided lb light artillery only; and tms will not enable them effect their ebjoct of threatening our water ooinmunlUons with New Madrid. To accomplish this they moat ict batteries and mount heavy siego guus. But thsss ty ciuinot bring down lo i'oiut Pleasant without groat or, nor wllhui any ahort time, as thsy possess means transportation noiihor by raiiroad nor by water. The all force now below us can at any time be driven ay, and runs the risk of being totally cut off and cap ed. t few davsasosomoof our officers had a narrow eg from failing into the hand* of tha enemy la tha Tiny of New Madrid Oilootl Jordan, being on a loar ot pection, visited the plar?,aud, tn company with QeneMowvrt and a few others, rode out to survey the mod in the eicimty and to examina tha roada by tvhlcb s enemy were said to be approaching. It tha tnteraeeu of the ^ykaitown road?the main road by wbicb the amy might advance? iliey mot soma acouta wbo reportthat about 1,200 federal cavalry ware cloaa at band. t friend** were rather incredulous, and requested the ruts to favor them with an ocular demonstration at proximity of the enemy. Advancing a short distance the r.iad, their incredulity waaeflectuaily dispelled. The fairy guddsnly came in full view, not two miiee front ? river bank, at New Madrid. They were, ae the scouts d reported, ab?ut twolve hundred In number. At (hie ne they were only about two hundred yarda dlatent. A large force died off to tbo loft, apt?arently to out o8 0 retreat of our olllcera, but tbeae, knowing from tha arm ter of the country that t.:? manoeuvre could not effected, took It into their heada to be amused at tha ooeoding, and tat quietly on their horses watching the ?fl.? lual effort of the flunking party. The amuaeuient id well nigh proved fetal. While the Coufedorate oAirs were thus serenely gazing at the party referred to, e main body bad Imperceptibly narrowed th^ inter ning distance and euddenly male a dash at our frioada ord-T to rapture them. Our inquieitive end quieecenl ntlemio at once loet their curb sity and recovered their Imniion. They put spurs to their horses and mart# mm kali y good lime from the spot, congratulating on-elvse that tha enemy, though within short rang#, 1 not tire. Tlio federal cavalry followed our fugitives to the verge of the town of New Madrid, within four ad red yards of tha river. Tliey were quloklv die-sad and put to flight by a shell. Just aa our Infantry a gelling in the rear of them. Vniortunetely the ill was flred teo s ion. Had it not beeu for this scat* it the whole party talght end probably would, have in captured. THE LATENT. IVrooo, April I, 1863 t special despatch from Ce re te the Chicago Tribune a:? )?.patchoa from New Madrid any that tha - ?.? raPAncUUi tMUrdhf ihnHixl ihosts nw>u>i ? . ? m __ w I silenced the batteries on the opposite shore, on General Tope ordered the troopa aereeo, Ich ?ae accomplished without the Ion of a man. The tie fled towards Tipton, sinking severalof their transts and gunboats. Their floating battery, mountton guns, drifted dowm the river last ht, and 1s now agrennd near Point Pleasant, and 1 he recovered with Its armament. The Ohio Belle I also be recovered. rei.wral IVpe took the Pittsburg and Caroadelet, and .h a part of bis array marched to Tipton and at Wed the enemy this morning. lie took two thousand 'miing, and will probably get M many more before ht. The rebels fled to the swampe In great oenster linn. Our victory le complete and decisive, treat quantities of stores, cannon and ammnnlllea v# fallen Into our bands i also all their baggage inlt ppllcs The rebel Adjutant General tukall la a prl ier. (Tie country betdeen Island No. 10 and Vew Madrid no s east side of the river la being scoured by our troops e entire rebel foiceat end about Wand Vo. ID era uer taken prieonors or utterly routol and deiue is ed. .Til. Bissell has been ordered te Tipton, which le twelve Inn hs low New Madrid,* It b a transport to briny up ? cannon aud other property takon. rite Cbicagn Time* special rays tbnt a rassssngsr ar sd on the nine o'olock lest night,WMhn ler trom the enmmaaillng editor of the Island, prop aI ct.pitulatlon. Commodore Fooie rupiit'd tint he *?. u >1 cspt n# lei me other ih*u unconditional surrender At te o slock thle morning the surrender wee made.

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