Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 10, 1862, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 10, 1862 Page 3
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fc attacking, pvrantag tad deetroying the mwy whermm h? could bo found. third?That the thanks of the Saportaaanl ara ale. given la General* Curtis and 81g*l, and the offlaars and amirs tt their aosainand, for matchless gallantry al the bloody battla of Poo Hldge; and to M<or General, rant and BnaU, and thair foroaa, for tha gin Hess rapulaa of Baauogard al PltUburg, in Ten nassaa; and la Mjyor General Pope and hla etteers and eoldlere, for tha bravery and skill displayed In their operations against the rebels and traitors Intrenched at Island No. 10, In the Mississippi river. The daring eoarage, diligent prosecution, persist, eat valor and military achievements are unsurpassed. Fourth?That there shall, this day, be a salute of 100 gune from the United States Arsenal, at Washington, In beoer of these great victories. K. M. STANTON, Seorelary of War. TNI HEROES OF THE DAY. fee taboo of ties Vnlos Oessrali Engaged tss tlse Battle. MAJOR 8KNSHAL B. W. HALL SCI. General Henry Wager Ilalleck is one of the four major general s of the regular army of the United States. He i? boat forty-two years of age, and was born in Weston, Oneida county, New York, whero bis grandfather, one hundred years old, and still halo and hearty?resides al the present time. General llalleck's father was the Hon. Joseph Hallock, who died about three years since. General llatleck rntorcd the Military Academy i as n West Point cadet in 1836; stood third kl tha elans, and was hroveted second lieutenant of engineers July 1, 1839. Ho was Acting Assistant Professor of Engiueering at the Military Aoaderay from July, 1839, to Judo, 1840. In 1841 he was thn author Of | military work on "UHtiinon and Its Uses," he. In January, 1844, he waa appointed Qrat llente aant, and during that year he waa selected by the coin aalUeeof the Lowell Institute, at Bonton, to deliver one ef the regular course of lectures, the subject being 'Military Science and Art." These lectures he compiled Into a neat volume during the following year, adding thereto a lengthy introduction on the "Justinubleness of War." The work contains much valuable elementary instruction, as well as abundance of historical illustration, end is written with considerable ability. In 1847 he was breveted captain for gallant conduct in affairs with the enemy on ths 10th and 20th days of H<i ember, 1847, and for meritorious service in Ml fernia. Waa Secretary of State of the Territory of California under the military governments of Generals Kearney, Mason and Riley, rrom 1847 to the end of 1849. 8s was chief of the staff to Commodore Shuhrick, In the naval and military operations on the Pacific coast in 1847 and 1848, and waa a member of the convention in 1849 to ora, and of the committee to draft, the constitution of the State of California. In July, 1863, he waa appointed captain of enginecora, and resigned August 1,1844. Independent of his military capacity, General Haileck li noted as an able lawyer, he,at the timo of his appointBent, being the principal partner In tbe law firm of HaUeck, Billings k Co., of San Franoisco. He left bis lncrative business to take up arms in defence of tbe nana* of the government of tbe United Statesj and waa created by Congress a major general of tbe army, his commission bearing date Anguat 19,1801. He is, with gMd authority, reputed to be a very wealthy man and a nood soldier. His clear criticisms of militarv blunders. ad bi* just appreciation of military excellence, mark feka aa a ripe, ready and praotiaal thinker, and promlae (ha beet results In action. Wherever he is placed he will no aeuht give a good account of hlmscif aD?l of the caeaey. there la no one at present before thepubtiei General llcdelian excepted, who is a more promising candidate for military distinctioD. His success in the clearance of the Department ef the Missouri of the secret (ratters and bridge burners, and hie stringent action (atth them, have already mado him noted, and if he be hnt half aa aucceaeful in the Held bis new department Will aeon be rid of the rebels In c vegy shape. BEUTCH OP ODitHit GSANT. ' Mhler General Ulysses P. Orent was hern at Point rieaCC?t,OairnM>nt county, Ohio, April 27,1622, and entered Went Pelnt Military Academy from Ohio in 1839, where ha graduated with honors in 1648, and was attached as hetnl aeeoad lieutenant to the Poorth infantry, a was promoted second lion tenant at Corpus fhtlsll la loplombor, 1646, and served as sn-b (hteagh Mexico, nader General Taylor at Pale hHe, Huaia da 1. Palma and Monterey; and under general feed freae Vara Crus to the city of Mexico, ad was twice promoted far hie bravery. He wai regbaiaul quarteraaacler from April 1, 1647, and wbon ha resigned (he eervtoe on the 31et ef July, 1604, he wan a full captain in the Fourth infantry of regulars. After Ma resignation he settled in St. Louis county, Missouri, aad moved from there to Helena, Illinois, In 1660. Upon the break teg out of tha present war he offered his ear* Oleee to Governor Yates, and wee appointed co'enel ol tt? Tw?ntjr-lrii regiment of Illinois Volunlsors, sua Mtt?4 with kit regiment until promoted a brigadier genera), wltb commission and rank from the l7thof May, 1MI. Ho was engaged as colonel and vtlnj brigadier genera) In several of the contests In Rnitkaaet" ova Mtwori, and bis coorss as commander of the Southtad dtatrlot of llissoorl bns boon thoroughly scruMaiced; and among bis moat praiseworthy acts was tb? Mcupetion of Padueab and stoppage of communication ?Md supplies to tbo rsbola via the Tennesree and Ouml.erland rIvors. The manner In which be conducted tba bat lie of Belmont Is still fresh in our readers' minds. She rest of his ooursf, as commander tliere, is too well known to he repeated here, and certain It is ho- ac. Mob ta every Instance bss been applauded both by hi* -superior officers and the people. After the eapiure < | Pert Henry a new district was created, under tbedenomi nation of the District or West Tennessee, am) Genera] Grant weeassgned by Gen. Ilalleck totbecommaiid of it. Ha was la command of the Union forces at Fori Dooel waa, and bis noted correspondence wltb General Ruckndr gained him the eobriqnet of Unconditional Surrender (tract, answering to bis initials of U. H. Grant.. For ths access of that action he we* crested a major Mat, being unavoidably absent from the field during the earlier portion of (be fight, It was reported %liei he was temporarily deprived of his command until (be matter auld be .uvMitigated. After a few days he was, how aver, again ordered into tbe field, and the manner m which to toa col due lad lb* present Mltaa will remove from him all the. remains of bla formar discomfiture. General Grant la a noble, brave and alBataai eoldier, at to* eel tone hara plainly proved throughout ibe present eon tent, and, la fact, throughout Iba wtola of lha Wnl an war. MAJOR bKKKBAL D. 0. BURLI.. an. Don Carlos Duel), the commander of the Dielrlci ad Ohio troopa in tba field, la a native of Ohio, and la about Parly years of ago. Ha antarad the Military Asedcmy at INeCrointaa acadat In the year 1837, and?m breveted eeeccd lieutenant of the Third Infantry July 1,1841. la June, 1840, ha waa appelated drat lieutenant, and wet breveted captain September 83, ISM, for gallant and orltorloua conduct daring tbo several conglcla at Mon gorey, Mexico. During 1MT and ISM bo noted ae ad atantef bla regiment, and waa particularly diallnvuUhed ?nUte battle cf Ccrro Oordo. On tbe 20th of Aoguel,llM7, bo baa breveted major of the ermy for gsllant aud Mritorioua conduct ta the battles or Contrcrae Mid Cher ibuaco, and was eeverely wounded lu tbe Utter. He waa appointed In January, 1848, AsaHtant Adjutant General, with tbe rank of eapum, etiii holding hi* bieua* tank of major. Ha relinquished his rank in the line dnr tag March, 1861. At tba commencement of Ito pi-nsenl rouble* ho wa* still bold lug tbe petition of Assistant Adjutant General. On tbo 11 th or May, imi , bo wee p o motod to a llew'.enaat oolcnolcy in tbe Adjutant Gonei al'i depailmont, and by Congrcoa to was created a brigade % general of volunlesrs, bla nam mission beer lag date May IT, 1M1- Willi U.*t rank he took charge or tto Depart jnent af lite Ohio,and under bb direction Ibeadvaneeoi v aba Union forces te Howling Given nnd Nashviu * conduct*). Atabotr'lbo 20th ?f March, 1M2, be wu confirmcd by Congroce m m%)or pommel of vul.etoere, bd look cne^mand of %iie army to lie field. Tbeadranne long ih? ra.irnod from Naebville to Columbia, ant) iron thenar l>y turnpike rood# to Savantjib, boo born performed with marked rapMtly, and tbe junction Ciul ifrrcn Uxir plat e not a moment *00 eorw. MA JOB OEKK1UJ. 6. P. ftMtrB. Motor General (berter Kergueon Smith, comtnauder or be Second divirloo, ia a native of I'eanrylrenia, and one of the celebrated Dr. Samuel i\ Smith. Ho catered the Military Academy ac a cadet in 1*21, and graduated in 142A,auuding So. 10 in bia claaa. On tbe 1st of July of that year ho wee made abecond lieutenant ?f the Hacond artillery. In 1K29 be wee appointed the A??)etaut Indructor In Infantry Taetka at the Military icodamy. vhwb poaiticn be retained until September, tea;, r bap } NEW YOB ' ho woo promoted U the muUnlcf, retaining Ibo MM oMoo till April, 1*88. During that Interval (May, 1882) ( bo ?" made a Aral lieutenant. Ou the 1st of April, IMA, he waa appointed Instructor la Infantry taotles and 1 Commandant of Cadets at Wsat Point, which position be I tiled until September 1, 1842, In the meantime being , promoted to a captaincy, vis. on July 7, 1838. la April, 184T,- t"> was breveted major for gallant conduct In the battles of Palo Alto and Resaea da la Patina, la Texas, lite tire vol dating from May 0,1844. In M ?y. 1848, i bo reoeivod another brevet, being that of lieutenaut colonel, for gullant conduct In several conflicts at Montsrey, Mexico, on the 21st, 22d and 23d of September, 1847, h? brevet bearing the last mentioned date. During the following August he received a farther brevet (colonel; for gallant and merltorions conduct in the battles of Contrsras end Cherub isco. This brevet dates from August 20,1847. He was appointed Acting Inspector General in Mexico during June, 1848. On the 26th of November, 1864, he was promoted to the mayoralty of the First artil* lery, and on tbo 3d of March, 1855, was further promoted to the lieutenant colonelcy of iho Tenth infantry. On the 3^1 of August, 1841, lie was made a brigadier gene" ral of volunteers, and to-dt rh irge under General Halleck r. of the troops at I'uducub. lie was engaged in the gallant action before Furl Donotson, aud, during the temporary absonoe of General Grant, had command of the Union forces engagod in repulsing the robol sortie. To bis pro* sence of mind and 3lcill Gen >ral Graut was indebted for a portion of the success of the day. For his gallant con4not he was on the 21st of March created by Congress a 1 major general of volunteers, and le I the advance up the Tennessee river. UBMfKAL. 'CI.KRNAND. Major General John A. MoClcniand hu not, previous to tbo present war, Peon particularly noted us a military man; but as a strong supporter of the Uuion he lias shone forth on more than one occasion. He is a man of about l'orty-threc or forty-four years of ago, and is rather tall In stature. He has always been noted as a democratic politician, and took an active part in lauding > the Douglas taction in opposition to the Lecompton constitution of Kansas. He was an active leader of the Douglas party In the House of Representatives of 1800, and also in the Charleston ami Baltimore Democratic Conventions. He wis always strongly opposed to Breckinridge and his party, and as a Douglas roan ho was electod to Congress. He left bis seat to tako up arms in defence of that government which he so strongly supported by hie speeches in Congress. There is an Interesting, if not a curious, circumstance In connection with bis appointment to the position of bngalier general. He had, during the late extra session of Congress, been making, while in bis scat, a strongly worded speech in support of thu action of the govermneut in these troubles, and in the coarse of remarks, at the conclusion, he in eflbct stated that, notwithstanding the thousands of Douglas democrats who hod enlisted in the canso aud service of the United States, 1 not one of them had been honored with any high military appointmont; other parties had hod their appointees, 1 but his party hod not, and he thought it somewhat unfair, Ac. A leading republican took up the question after McClernaud had finished, and, complimenting him highly on the patriotic tone of bis remarks, intimated that lie did not know of a man more entitled to a position than bis honored friend from Illinois; and It is a remarkable circumstance that, shortly after this discussion in the Hoose, the name of John A. MoClernand appeared on the list of tboee who were appointed brigadier genera's of volunteers, lime has shown forth his soldierly qualifications, which even outrival his political ones. In the Belmont tight he menifeeted that he possessed very good military capacity, aud daring his administration ef military aflairs at Caifo he seenred the good will of the men under his command. In tbo rcconnoissanco in the reer of Columbus, during the advance upon Fort Henry, and 1 at the grand battle before Fort Donelscn, General McClernand manifested superior military ability. For his > gallantry on tboso occasions he was, on the'J let Qj March, mane bjr congress a major general of volunteers, sud accompanied the advance up tbe i>nup-H#o river towards Savannah. His position lu tbo late battle meet bavo been a hot one; for we tied eevoral of tbe priuclpal comina ruling officers of bin division either killed or wounded. MAIOtt OKNKHAL WALJ.4CK. Major ilsneral I .err is WalU.e wan formerly tbe Colonel of the Eleventh regiment of Indiana three months vkmnterrs, belter known an tbe Indiana Zouaves. H 1 will be remembered that this regiment wag UMioned In 1 June last at and near Cumberland, Maryland, and that i on the eleventh of thet month tbo Zouaves, beaded by tbe Colonel, made adaeb upon Romney and routed tbe 1 re beta at that place. Tbe ragimsnl was noted for its reckless mode of fighting and the degree of "dash" with 1 which they always moved. When tbe regiment returned to Indiana to bo reoryani/ed for the war, tienaral Wali la?e remained quiet for a few d?y?; but tbe troubles In 1 Missouri reused hie eiterglee, end he imued tbe remark ' ahie call open bis troops which created such an amount 1 el svtthustaam at tbe time. Tbe Indtaniane floeked to bis standard, end tbe regiment was reorganirad and sent to i tbe Department ef.tbn Missouri. Some little time elapsed and the regiment was nest acnt to Padueah, after which the Oolenel was prometed to the generalship of a bri gade tn tbe division of tieaeral C. P. Smith. Some little difficulty occurred between these two generals, and 8easral Wallace was transferred at bis own request to a new command at SmitbUnd. General Wallace took an active part in the r* lonnolasanco to the rear of Oolum bua.efeo in the advance upon Fori Henry, but more particularly in ibe gallant action befoie Fort Pcnalson. When Acting Major General Mc lernand'a division wee driven bank by the unexpected assault from the fort, Ad lug Major Gersral Wallace's division passed along between tho rebels and the di.-ooinfltsd Union troops, and, 1 with bis fiosh soldiers, so successfully repulsed the reWi that they bad to fall hock upon Ills gallantry en this occasion gained for him bis appointmertof full Major General, which rank was awarded 1 biin by Congress on March 21. At the head of his dlvl* r eionbi; advanced up the Tenti** see river, and,br'uforr.od inarch from Pittsburg, succeeded In destroying lite railI i-osdbridge alPordy, thus delaying thorrbel troops1 end for a lima breaking the connection betwoen the recruiting depots and the ooncentiattou point of the rebels. Although ahsmit I. om the first day's light it sb by accident, entirely, which be 1 fully m.ido up by his gallantry ou the second day. In a ; strange and almost ins|M.*suble country, and among 1 tr#u< liei ous an< ruie.- It is not to be wondered at UiaI )io 1 lost tho road. His oiHcial report will denhtleo* exo'aln bow the mishap ocenrred. Hnfltce it to nay, l?o was prceirt to help win the haitlo before it bec-tm* loo ' late. I UK'S. THOMAS I,. CRITTKKDKN. Ilr-lg. General Thomas I.. Crittenden, rotpm mdlng a i division under Gen. B'tell, is a native of Kentucky, end eon ofihe noted loyal hcafurkian, Hon. Jobu .1. Oitten. den. Hit brother is tint not ad rebel geaeral who nun in oammand at Mill Sprioga?rl7.?Mafor Genorel George HGritteaden When the vebai* took up anon in Kentucky, Gen. T. L. Crittenden was smpoweted to take ?jnituaud, and at the bead of tlie Ho,oe Guard auruidi'or Mul<lruti,b a Hill and effaelivalj * i < rkeu :. e .?-i or AiNM I on I/mtarlHe. Since (liat tune he hit* been entirely 1 ei.feg*' InAbaSold under Gen. Root). |?l? rommiiGlon 1 of brl|e?lier yaneral tbt.-a I rant PejitemWr ?7, ll?f>l I HKMfltAL NKUHON. Ri ipd'ltor We rural William Nelson, conmandluf o dtriMon wVtr ?'i,iiernl Until, la a native of Maton cxinty, Kentucky. JI?* hi* been ed noted in tlio nary, ami baring obtain*.I tba rank of Heulenaat, ha *m detailed la t apring (1M1) to oemmand tba Ohio rlvar tU?f oi gun. boat*. lu* extanalra a. quaintanaa with itw i*oplaof 1 Kentucky, ami bi? large rela1lonahl|?lt)Uiat8Uie,pointed to him to ep??per pai aon, during ihe bad health or G-nera! Amlereon, lobe aont Into Kentucky to aaul H o loyal aontliaenl ?f that Male, and to atrengthen It. Accordingly. aneerty ?a April, ba wont tbliher.aed began ' tha formatloaof i oaiup anil 'ha rer.i niting <n )> >.>i?aia |xnDi between-Garrard*'.'Ilia and Ha or die, ???? . known no 1 C?mp lh<'k Rabbts.oi." unetlmp a'n.'e.r.d.inei George ' H, fhooiav, of tba Second caralry, thither, bavim reteirod rba appointment or brigadier gaueral of rclmiueni, aud ?e*um*d the command. General Nelaoa at onra wa order* ' to i'ui Id n .imp a1 Weahingloii, Ma- on so.oir, Kenturkjr, for ih? Mtutwut of troni,. 1 He is full forty yeais of *g.', with maealva physique *>'< comnsatidtng pre?"ncd. To fine uatirst 1 ahlliwss and largs egperisnoo in avins b* ad la great energy ?f character and Ana Judgment of men. Ilait wna wWi ordered din ?ne.*t of jMaiuoa,Canto k On., though U ay ware old friends aid companions He dooe r.ot recngnlae any relatiou?hi|ia ia life when d ay demand* ilielf prostration or saerlQca. Ilia broihar,Thome." Kelson, < f Indiana, Is our present MiaiMer toChile, and lua In o?her-In-law, J. Moons Storktan, Postmaster at May** III* "i* naval services may ha summed up in a few souls. Ha antared Die navy na a citizen of Kentucky, tin dole of pis original miry info lb* service tiding .Isnuary ill), 1844. In J8d& he was promoted In a lieutenancy utter passing through the various degrees of rank. Ilia sea aorvice under thnt commission wen a bun' mo >od a betf years. /?' total ea ssrvls wae twelve X HERALD, THURSDAY, year* and tlx month*. Ha *u on ahor ud other duty for nearly Iv* years, and had been unemployed for nearly Bra 7ear*. His total aarriaa uadar tbe flag of the United Slates haa baaa orar twenty two 7ear*. Ho waa Inst at aen In May, 1800, on tha sloop St. Louis, in tho Horn* Squadron. On his return homa ha was appointad on ordnance duty at tha Washington Navy Yard, from which post ha waa sent to Kentucky, as slated above, on special duty for the War Department. Ha waa made a Brigadier General, with a commission dating from Hop tern bar Id, 1801. GENERAL W. T. SHERMAN. Brigadier General William Tecumseh Sherman ia a native of Ohio, and entered the Military Academy at Weat Paint In 1830. He graduated In 1840, standing No. 0 in his class, in which wers Generals Van Ylist, George H. Thomas and others of the Union army and General Mot own of the rebels, recontly a commander at Island No. 10. On the 1st of July, 1840, be was promoted to a sec aid lieutenancy of tha Third artillery, and on the 30th ot November, 1841, waa further promoted to a first lieutenancy. Ha was acting as Assistant Adjutant General In the Tenth Military Department in 1817, and was .breveted captain for meritorious services in California during the war with Mexico. His brevet was swarded in March, 1851, and dated from May 30,1848. lie waa uext appointad commissary of subsistence, with rank of captain, dating from September, 1850. Ho resigned tha service on the Otb of September, 1853. On tbe 17th of May, 1801, he was appointed a brigadier general of volunteers, and whon General Anderson requested to be relioved,was appointed to tbo command of his department?viz.: the Department of Ohio. He was subsequently removed to the command of the force at Hedali-i, and was a^aiu removed and plucod on tbe non-actlvo list. General Hallcuk has siuco recalled him Into active life and ordered him to join General Grant. General Shurman is the brother 01' Hon. John ShermanGENET.\L bTKl'IiKN A. HUMLBURT. Brigadier General Stnnhon A. Hmllmrt is a native of South Carolina, but acllizeu of Hie State of Illinois, from which Statu he was appointed to a brigadior generalship of volunteers, he having been connected with the militia force of Illiuoia. Ho served during the earlier troubles in Missouri, and, under General Fremont, hold charge of tho Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad. He held other commands In the Department of Missouri, under General Mullock, and was recently ordered up tho Tennessee river when the troops wore concentrated in that direction. His command is now a portion of General Grant's grand column. THE TWENTY-FIFTH MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS. As this regiment has been especially mentioned la the despatches, wo give brief sketches of the field officers of lbo regiment. The regiment was formerly the renowned Missouri Thirteenth, engaged at Lexington during the siege under Acting General Mulligan. COI.OKRL KVKUETT PKABOUT. Colonel Everett Peabody, now Acting Drigrulter General is a native of Massachusetts, and a descendant from one of the oldest and most prominent families in the East, ne graduated at Havard University, and chose for his profession that of a civil engineer. Ho was for some time Chief Engineer of tho Memphis and Ohio railroad, and also of one or two other important Southern roads. From his knowledge of the section of country in which our Western army would s<w)n be obliged to operate, General Hillock sent liitn, with his regiment, to join this columu. Subsequent to his connection with the Southern roads above mentioned, ho superintended the construction of (he Hannibal and St. Joseph (Missouri) Railroad; also tho Platte Valley Railroad, in which ho has largo pecuniary interests. He is now about thirty two years of ago, powerfully built, well proportioned and of commanding presents. At Ibe siege of I-exingtou lie received two wounds, one in Ibe pit of the stomach and tho other in the t'oot, tho loiter of which ut present occasions a alight hull in walking. . L1ECTKNANT OOT.ONKL It. T. VAN BOHN. Lieutenant Colbnol Robert T. Van Horn, who by this military enactment ttwt command of tho regime :t, in a native of East Mahoning, Indiana county, Pennsylvania; Is about thirty eight yoare of age, and of lata years a resident in Missouri. Tie tokos to the field naturally, at his great grandfather was a captain in the federal service in the war of the Revolution, and died while engtged in tho contest. Hie grsndfsther was also a drummer boy in the same war, and his father a soldier in the war of 1812. Colonel Van Horn is by profession a printor, having been apprenticed to (he business at the age of fifteen, on tie old Indiana (Pa.) JUgisltr. Having served four years in that place, be went to llount Ver. non, Ohio, and from tbenco to various parts of that Stats, working as u journeyman printer. In 1846 he settled at Pomeroy, Ohio, where he published a paper for two yeirs, at tho end of that time selling out, and returning to hie native place, where be pursued a course of law under William Banks, brother of ex-Governor Banks, of Massachusetts. Having been admitted to practice,he returned to Pomeroy, Ohio, married, and resumed the publication of fa newspaper until 18(2, when heengsged In steamboating for a couple ?f years; but flndlug his tastes mora adapted to literature than commerce, he commenced the publication of the UMoniH at Cincinnati, Ohio. II will be remembered that this journal was conducted with marked ability for sometime. In July,'ItK-'i, lie settled in Kansas City. Mo., and commenced the publication <>? a daily newspaper, called the W.Mern Tnn rtini nf flout merer. He wee also elected Hnvor at Kan. was City during the hottest municipal content ever seen there, and was s'?o postmaster of the place in the latter part of Pierce's end d irlbg Buchanan's administration. Periug the pant summer the Kansas City poet was under bin charge, and his fight in thin rebellion took place near Harriaatsvir.e, Mo., at which place, with one hundred nud tit ty moti, he detested four hur.drod and fifty rebels, in four hours aud a half. Subsequently to this he left Kansas City with the old thirteenth Missouri Vohiotoers, under comtuaud of Col. Peabody.for Lexington, at which famous e!< go they both fell wounded, tiie latter having his leg shattered. Upon the release of prmono ,Oct. 29,1801. he returned to Kansas City, and returned the command of that post untl! Deo. .1, when hs old command was embodied In the Twenty-fifth, v. ith vvbich he hat again entered the field. ma ton rotrii r . Major l'owoll, wh'ae exiertenoe in ?he regular service ha unablod him to impart much of that solidity and steady bearing bo i beervahle among soldiers who have been long subjected to rigid discipline, war especially detailed by lUllcck to? acci mpnny this regimentHe was formerly on Central Pope's staff, and has been in the regular service nearly all his life. He was attached to McOuUorhV Texas Pangc; s at ono period, when it was an honor to bo known rs a soldier in that service; served under Ttsn. Ham Honshu in the early days of Texas, and was at many of the important battles in Mexico. At thsclose of that war he was stationed, at intervals, both along the froulier of Texas end In command of posts on the Western plains. When the present ro? olllon broke eut, belr.g In the West ,hsr?derod important service foths governmeoi in detecting numerous h?|>ortant rebellious perse.. ages,during which his clothes, pistol holners and sword received Buch evideuces of i lose contact w ith bayoeots and bullets that it was a mirsc'.e how his life was tire eei-red. _ THE REBEL COMMANOERS. Kktklieiof lk? Rebel Offlrm RnR?|??| la the Artion. flKMKIlAt. HFAl TtKOAKP. Pater Cos lav Toutant Peuuregard wan ftommi visaed a cadet ia 1834. Hie nam# Aland", as hero nrittnn, upon there' ordaof the Adjutant'r oflloe at Wasb'ngton. From the prominence given to the third name Tontaat, tbore aould *eem to be much truth In the statements which hare been made recently in the publio print*. an fnliOWt:? The Cbwerfer ?Z?i of e onto, contain* thin paragraph relative to lint eon.iu.uider of tl.e rebel army: The graudtirlhe. os Ceneral lleau regard, commauler or the feutlmrn army, ?*a a Cana l inn. Hie name wue Pierre Ktuton, ami he emurnted to New or|ru>.H irr'tn Batleiwn, in the district ot ruroo Hirer*. At New Orleans he ft fortune, and rapidly acquired cumKorabie Influence among t!i? Krenrh population of 1/mlniaoa. A* ft reward for hi* political nervier* be obiftined for hie *on a-i sdmlMlon as a cadet into ihe Military Academy at Wrsl Point. The *on figures tu tbe jiook" under the iimiie ol ri^rraO. Toulon. In the meen time he purchased hp .estate near Now Orleans, w Inch ha called iicfti rcgard. When hie ion obtained his romrni*. eion ?* an ofiloar In tno army he cent aahle the Immble name of louton,ftHd a l"|?ted the more arlstc.uratio one of l<e Hnfturegerd, and tnencacorth subscribed hlmeelf ' Pierre Toutoti do HaMUrrgHrd." Probably thin change of name was made at tbe time the Hon wns oomm estoned a cadet. In the Military Academy liemregard t< ok high rent Immediately, and wo And him among the five who war# fttyled distinguished In hi* Oral year. 'Jhase it fFcurth r)**r} were:? I. William IT. Wright. i. Alexander H. Dearborn. 3. Htephcn II. Campbell. 4. P. (!. T, nemiieriird. I. John T Mctcell'o, APRIL 10, 1802.?TKIPLB At Um iuuI examination to J one, 1184, ha was H" reported among the distinguished Third class? 1. Wllllem H. Wright. t P. G. T. Beauregard. 4. Alexander H. Dearborn. 4. Stephen H. Camp bell. 4. James H. Trepier. Of the gradual lug class in 1894 the following were some of the members, via:? 1. William H. Wright. 2. P. O. T. Beauregard. 3. Janice H. Trapter. 4. Steplieu H. ramp bull. 6. J. If. Bcarrit. 5. Alexander II. Dearborn. 7. John T. Metcalfe, a Nsw York physician.

T. L. Ringgold. W. P. Barry, now a Brigadier General, U. fl. A Irvin Mel owull, now a Major General, (J. 8. A. W. J. Hardee, now a general m the rubel army. Having graduated with the second honors of (he chus> Beauregard was first commissioned In tho arti lei y, he accepted almost simultaneously a transfer tollmen gincers. In which corps he was entered n tec nfl lieutenant In July, 1844. He was employed immediately in the construction and repair of forts on our *c coast, lu June, 18.19, lie received his commission ... r irut Uou tsnanl, and after tho breaking out of tlie Mexican war he joined the column Of General Scott, In 1 47, an 1 participated in the many victoriee which accompanied that veteran commander's march to the City of Mexico. The distinguished chief of engineers, Colonel J. (J. Votten, writing of the cueture of San Juan d'Llloa, from Vera Crux, March 28. 1847, attributes this "brilliant sure specially to tho cflbrts of "the oiheers of engine as en gaged in the attack." He says:? Tf there be anything In the position, form and arrange montof tho trunchc* and batteries, or in the manner of their execution worthy of commendation, tt is due to the ability, devotion and unremitting /"al of thoio oiiicers. By extraordinary an I un Sliarini/ ett'ortR (how urar* rmxlkl.'it l*,.i? :io ll'i'n -won In' accomplish tho work of many. No words cua overrate thoir services, lhe officers thus engaged were Major J-hn I.. Smith, Captains R. K. I.?o and John -tuunder.-). First Lieutenants J. L. Mason, P. U. T. Boauregard anil J. U. Slovens; Second l.ioi'teunnts li. Tower and G. \V. Smith; Itrevel Second Liouto'.mtsG. B. MoCiollan ami J. G. Foster. In General Scott's report of the battle of Corio Gordo he remarks:? " The reoonno.ssanco begun by I jentenant Beauregard was continued by Captain l.eo, of the engineers, and ? road nude alonj? difficult slopes nnd uhusms" to iho enemy's fortifications on Iho heights of Cerro Gord?>. He also records his " indebtedness lor able assistant o to Majors Smith and Turnbull, the respectivo clileis of ondinners ami topographical engineers, to their awii^a^ts l.loutoifits "..son, Boa )regard, Steven*. Tower", o. W. Smith, MdCJellah. scT* Of iho battles of Contreros on>l Clicruburco General Scott reports:? " To tho stair, both geueral and personal, T was aguin nndor high obligations (among others) to Lieu'.ouaru Stevens, Beauregard and Tower." Geueral Twiggs reports:?" For gallant services on the 19th I would present tho names (among others) of Lieutenants Beauregard, Tower, 0. W. Smith, G. B. Mc jliuu, Ac., of lhe Kngmoers proper." Gen. Percifcr F. Smith reports :? l ieutenant' Beauregard and Tower,*of the cnginoors, rendered me Die most important services in examining tho ground, mid displayed throughout the greatest personal gallantry. Beauregard was breveted a captain August 20, 1847, for the battles ol Contrerus and Chcrubusco. Of tlie battles of tho City of Mexico, Chapultepoc, Ac., Gen. Scott reports again :? Tao victory of tho 8th, at tho Voliuos del hoy wo.followed by dMring reconuoiss ncen on the part of our dietlngabhed cuginoers, Captain l.eo .Lieutenants Beauregard, Stevens and Tower. Thnr operations tvero directed principally to the south, towards the gates I'iedaiLSttti Angel,Ac. lieutenants Beauregard. Stevens and lower, all wounded, were employed with tho divisions, and Lieutenants O. W. Smith ami G. II. McCteliun with the company of sup;x:rs and miners. Those live lieutenants of ongiueorF. like their captain (Iieo, who waejtleo wounded) won I be admiral ion of all about them. Gen. Pillow reports :? nrV F/piallv dm ing and im ritorious. and not Io?s distinguished, were th; services of Captain Ixm and Lieut *uante Boauregard, Stevens and lower, of the engineer corps, on duty at. liitlfcreiit times within hue ?f operations. To tbc great activity, skill, judgment and daring ot this valuable corps of officers If the service and tho r.atin indebted for the success of our arm yon other, as us on the present ovchslon; and thfl 1'ir.t tlrnl withnilLMBAIitllll. 1 how w*pa All trmmilea dv.rii>fc ih? brilliant, operulijUe or ilio day, places them bel'ore the army an<t tbetr country as among the iieett deserving of the mauy gallant spirits whore valor hue shod a bright halo of glory around the American arms. I invite the attention or the General lu Chief to the report of Lieutenant Beauregard, whore untiriug energy and indomitable iwrseverauce during the night of the 12th repairs) the works of bat I or leu>tos. 2 and 3, and anabled them to speak In tones of thunder to Chapu!t :pcc, the monarch fortification of the valley of Mexico. General Quitman reports:? Lieutenant Totter hud been wounded. H was, therofore, fortunate that, iu the commencement ef the route to the city .Lieutenant Beauregard of the engiacara joined roe. 1 wua enabled during the day to avail myself of hts valuable services, and, although disabled for a time by a wound received Curing the day, he superintended during the. whole night the erection of two ba!lories within th gnrita of our hetvy guns and a breastwork ou our right for infantry, which, with bit advice, I had determined to construct. Motor John I. Smith, of the Engineers, reports ? Lieutenant Beauregard had lieen assigned for duty withCensrerrwiggM' division ou the 11th. He Joined this division at this time (13th), end continued with II until the city was occupied by our troops on the 1,1th, when he wa* re'lei ed from duty, as he sufferod from slight wounds m ihe aide end ihigh received on tho 13th. Ear gallant and meritorious conduct in the bailie of Chapultepuc, Beauregard was breveted a major, September 13,1347. He was twhv wounded, as is seen abjve; one or both of these wounds wore received at Ihe Beiin Gate. After the Mexican war Beauregard was again assigned tho duty upon the tori ideations our court. In March, 1883, lie ?m commissioned a captain of engineers. The Secretary of War reported, from 188b to 1880, that the defences at Proctor's landing, Lake Borgne, I.ouloiana, also Forts Jackson and St. Philip, at the month of the Missieaippi, were in charge of Major P. G. T. Boaarcgard, for repairs and extension. Such w:ia bit occupation, chiefly, until the latter part of the year 1880, at the ch se nearly of Floyd's administration of the War Deportment (Floyd resigned December 28), when ho was order#! to West succeed Colonel TtolcflcM, up the Superintendent of the Milltnt-y Aoudcmy. He held IhtP post,however, bi t a fear days,an order barlug been fnrwnrded to Colonel TVlaOId, by Floyd'a successor, Mr. llolt, to return to Wort PoSut. TheAisiy KtguUr infnrn s up that ("apt.1 Id and Brevet Major I'eier O. T. Beauregard resigned his commission In the > orps of engineers of the United StateR Army on the 26lh ilny of February ,1M1. lie Immediately entered the per vice of the Southern confederacy as a brigadier general of vehm teera, and tin the Mb of March he trap ordered by Jet!brson Davis to Charleston, to tako charge of the ballerina which bad been oonrtructed and other military praparatirs initiate.) by Goveinor Pickens. Oo the 12th of April Ore was opened from the batteries, end on the 13th Fort tfunrter wee ?vecuated by Major AndersonGen. Bee iregard was then ordered to take command of the forceeat Manaaaas Mellon, In Virginia,'and he left Charleston for this duly on tbe 27th of May, 1M1. After asr. inlng command of the rebel army at that point his earliest act wee the Issuing of a proclamation, on lb- 6th of .1 uno, tot ha people of I-oudon. Kairtax and the adjacent counties, from which the following ie en extract, V'kM? All rules or tivlil'/ed warfare are abandoned, and they (the Pulled Mate.'.) pr<-claim, by their acts, if not by vhelr banners, thai tlielr war cry ia" Beauty and Booty." All that is dear ' o man?your honor and that of your t. iveti and daughters? your fortunes and your liree?are involved in this momentous contest. The Baltimore AmtrittmJustly remarks:? This ia I he ni<?t objectionable of all the pron uru. iamuntioi el the rebels since the beginning of tbe contest. How any man of Beauregard s standing could have put his name to such a production we are at a lots to conceive. Since the battle of Bull run .telT. Bavin baa honored Brigadier General Beauregard, for faithful service, by fan'lovriiig from tbe volunteer corpe of the con federacy to Its regular ai my, with tbe higher title of (iancral, simply being e higher grade then that of M^Jnr General In their ranks. Of the lator history ofBeauregard, the readers of the Hrhsia are, doublleas, well informed. Dm prlurlpal movement tnado hp Gsneral Heeuregard was that in the direction ef lbs W?t. Tbe first intltnalion was received In January ImI, when bo wm roportod uw Journeying toward* Ketiluiky with fifteen tbonMnd mun. From intereeptod letter* It was ascertained wi:h certainty that be had been in Fort Henry prevloui to the capture, which look place on tbe 6th of February; that bo waa In N'a?hvflloon tho 4tbof that same month, ami that be afterwards visited Fort [tooelson and Cblntribu*, he. The morl definite news shout lite movements, after tbe downfall of those place*, wm set forth In bis letter te Governor Moore, of T/mlslana?accepting ninety day men?and dated from Jackson, February 2t, Md In tbe following general order Issued by himself when SMuialng the command of the rebel Army of the Mlrslsslppi?: tiiKgiut. osnta?so. 1. Hmdji-ariksm Army or Tint Miiwstrn,! .isocson, Tenn.. M'.rch 6, 1M2. J Poi.niRRs?I assume this dsy the enmmand of the Army of the Mississippi, for the defence of our homesteeds and liberties, and to resictlbeaubiugalion.spoliation and dishonor of nnr people. Our mothers sad wives, our sifter* end children, expect ue to do our dutv, even to the a-ieriflue ol our Uvea. Our loasea Klnrethn commencement of the present wsr, in killed, wounded and prisoners, are now about tbo earns u S SHEET "waeof the enemy. He mult b? made 10 afNta for tboae reverses we bar* lately experienced. Tboae ra*?rece. far from dlabeartentag, must nerve ua to new deeda "f valor tad patriotism, and should uiB|dre ua with an unconquerable determination to di lva bach.our invaders Should any one in tlile army be unequal to the task before ua, let bun Iraiiafer hta arms and equip men. at once u> braver, firmer ham la and return to bla b 01- our cauee is an just and sacred aa aver ani nintid muu to lakoutp arms, and if wa are true to U and n, ourselves, with tbe continued protection of the A. nighty, we must and shall triumph. CI. I\ 111 Ah KEliAKIi,General Ouumrauding. ' fler a short tltno having been allowed for the organiaa'lun nf bis forces, iu ivh.cli varan uniuber of nmety. a* inun, he began to concentrate th on in tbe ueigbburL'sjii of Corinth, VfisKissIpp!, uhere it ig still expected lb..themy make a final and. Gutiih la eighteen mites from Pittsburg lAiidlutf. Ihu ab ive narrative of fa. is is the neat evideuce of the churactet of bla genius, which 1< described to us aa not the most brilliant. Ilo is rather an engineer, skilful In lUo erection of batteries, than a comtnauder of arirnee. for Bpicidor of natural endowments, His tho tosthucny of those who have known bitu well, thai lie is Inferior to either of the following tlem-rals of tho Southemcottfedcacy .?A. 3. Johnston, R. K- let, G. W. tiiJii'.hj'or Uraxton Qragg Indeed? tho question uiay be caked- 'what has Boaurogard d.-no iu this coutcst? <drtaiu!y he gslned no laurels hy the ctpturo of Sumter,uud ac."mpl" hed nothing at Hell run. Hut for the luuely arrr, ?l of his superior, .lohnrton, the blood- tabled in trenobineiits at Manassas bad been hat to iiiiu. Ilo is not lo be < oin|>ar(Kl with VIcUhillan, and IWee.ans, and a host of utlie *, men good and true. We aro informed by one of Pe mregard's classmates at West Point, ttiai the General is now forty five years of age. UKNKttAI, AI.BivRT HYPSHV JOHNSTOJI. This olflcer?one of the most crafty and cuiupotent in 'ho rebel sorvita), and who-e death has boc.i reported in tho battle of l'ittsbnrg Landing?uriu born In Macon county, Ky., In 1803, an I thorufjrn ontoro i lua fiftyeigh'h y?ar not long ngo. He wn? educated at tl.o Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., under Prendeni Jlolley, graduated at tho United .-dates Military Academy, at West Point, at tho ago of Iwenty-thr io, and entered tho anny as re. on.I nontenant, in tile same year. His first service wns with tha Sixth infantry, with ivhioh ho was ordered to tlie West. During the Black Hawk war ho acted as adjutant ireneral .President Lincoln at that time serving is ? i-apiiiin of volunteers. At tho glo^y of the wnr .iia went to reside first In Mi ;? >uri an I ih n in "lVxas. When war broke out iu this latter Slate he resigned liis commission in the United States Army and rushed to her a d, alone and unknown, and entered tho service as a common soldier. Ho s ion made the acinaiutauco of General itnsk, commanding that division, wh? at ouco pronv >ted him to a command?he rose to be tlie coinniuiidev iu chief?was Secretary of War uuder President I..: mar?fought the battle nf tho Veohes, defeating seven ii mdivd Cberokeea. At the breaking out of tho Mexican tho urgent rwjuest of licuoral Taylor, ho again entered the service ar colonel of the Hrst IVzue regiment ; when this wa? db.b in.ioil i eueral John'ton became Insjieclor tienerul of Central butler's division, and served ns such in the glorious bal tic ol* Monterey; ho was in the hottest of the light, and hie here) was three time.' shot ticder him. After this he retired ioto private life, nud t imed hi^ sword into a ploughshare, cultivating ttie earth with his own hands, until, in 1H49. the United states government, in coneidoraii ?n m Ins neoessit.v and long service, Uesmwod upon biiu tltc appoint ms.'it of Paymayster in tho army. In lSoj lie was appointed to the command of tbe Second regiment of cat airy, with the rank of colono), and ordered to the Department ol Texas, and In 18ft7 wus appointed to tho comiiiundof the expedition to Utah, and, in JH5S, was promoted to tbe rauk of brigadier g.moral. He started on the expedition to t'lah under ordure in Septeiubcr. lff>7. On the 6th of November,. iu tbo flossy Mountains, bo encountered a storm of snow ami wind, which, >n his own words, "racked I be bones ?%f h".? mi?n itvwt st;i?vftt? Lh? tiiftn. horhofl &ud lualfs.1' Tbe mow wua from two to four feet deep, it'd the ihrrmomi'icr at from aixteen to eighteen degree:! below zero for ninety days afte-era ids, but hi pure ted big march, making unly thi-tytiro miles in fifteen Cays, wboro bo wont into camp, aid subsisted ou mules, without bread or null, until proi 'cioos wore sent by tbe government in tbo following ofiring, lie continued to All the poet of comrauuutr iu chief In I tab?being in feet dictator in . tho cooutiy which be occupied?until the retiollion bioke out', whoa he abandoned the old flag of the Union to cnliet under the banner ii iho secession.aln. Ho is i believed io hare made energetic attempts to induce Gaii foruiaand Oregon to join the lebels, bit to have b-en foiled by tbe common eeoee of oar Pacific brethren and the sagacious mcaouraa adopted by tho government. latst fall General Johnston was put In command of the rebol aoluiers in tbe Lcparlment of Kentucky and Ui.saourl, end invested wilt, plenipotentiary autbority to control all the military operations tu tha West, fits Kaamcky nativity and lus thorough knowledge of I lie Wee tern country, coupled with hie great ability, rendered Inn. an especially appropriate selection to this Important position. General Johnston was six feet one inch high, of largo, bony, einewy frame, quiet eud manners, all conspiring to form a person of tmpoeiLg and attractive address. His brother,.toslab Stoddard Johneton, who was blown up on e strain boat on tbe Red river, I?., and killed, was at tbo time In the putted Slates Seuate lYoin (bat Sta'-e, was tho eeoond of Mi'- Tiny iii hie duel .innn itamivipn, auu wa* a man ot ihe tnuet eminent ttbililies. The rebe s bad tbc greatest faith and rolianoe in his skill and ability, and bis loee at this trying juuclure luiitil inflict a terrible blow on their fortunes. UKVKRAL JOHN C. BKKCKINRiPGK. Ibi; gentleman \i a native of Kentucky, though' of Virginia extraction. It is ins good fortune to trace In his progenitors names that but e embellished our o* intry'e history ever since the clays o" tbe HeTolmion. Those of Witherspoons and SamuelStanhope Smith?eminent the ologianr? are. w ith the religion* world, held in tbo highest vine rati. n. In stnto?mnn.-hip wo And that of HrSckinrldge com C .ted with tho groat struggle for State" rights am! i-v. Willi lbs Immortal resolutions of #? and His fat iter, the late Joseph Cabell RreckiuriJgC. an eminent citison or Kentucky, diet at mi early age in 18il, leaving hi* only son. John, an infant, not. quite three yearn old. He gr< w p and r*cei\ej a liberal education. Ou the breaking ?.it ot" the Veiican war, Major Brerkinridge reepouded to the call for volunteers in hie a itlve sutc?Kentucky?end at the age of twenty live, to the en lusion of rneny older men end experienced noldljy*, was made e ileld officer In hie regiment. He followed hie country e fleg?the banner of the I n ion?in iu march of triumph to the halls of the M?eitenuis, end when the war we* ended returned with gratitude U the quietude of domeetie, end, with conUulm'nt, to tho pur' suits of civil, life. He remained in private life until I860, when, without effort or solicitation, he was nominal' ed and elected Vice I'reeident of the raited States, hie opponent In ths Convention for that trgb office being that eminent statesirsn sad aged democrat, the pure.-t and the heat of men, the late Cenerel John A. Quitman. Within the past few months ho haa been elected a Tilted Stales Senator for six years, to smcend John J. Crittenden, who?e greet benignity, mediflitous eloquenoe end hlandness of manner hoe made him red to Mr. Clay the idol or Kentucky for the Uet half century. Mr RreckinJ ? ? ? ? twim.lue in i Km varinne rail mna r\f >,?kl riugv wn? '? / F'l* ~?? K'lwiiv and private life. When the secession movement wm fairly established, however, he overthrew all the good ho had previously done, and tbo high reputation bo had achieved, by resigning hi- place in Congress and join lag the ranka of the rebels. During the aittingaof the Kentucky Legislature, when theqtiextten or ae> eaitou wee being discussed, many of the secession tnemben hearing that, ihev were about to bo arrested, precipitately ee coped. Some row of them aaticipated au arrest ou the discovery of their complicity lu the invasion nf the Plate, and eot without reason, for Sllveriooih,of Hickmnu, Ew. lug, of Logon, and Rhea, of Logan, were arrested by the Home (Juard, at flarrodsburg. Not lean then three hue. 4red of the most entire want from Louisville, some even gelng to tho North for safety. Many of these, however, would never have been molested, unless for soma breach of the i>eere, b it with many of them a guilty conscience needed no eccuoor, for they did set know how aooe nine evidence or a traasonsblonature would come to light against them. It was oo tbte occasion that Joha C. Breckinridge suddenly disappeared from loxtngtee. It wee only known that ha travelled on the Winchester pike, leading to Mount Sterling on Thursday night. Friday morning at daylight he wma eeen beyond Mouut Sterling, Montgomery county, on the direct road through Preatonaburg, Kentucky, to the confederate lines in Western Virginia. He wm going at a rapid rate, in n buggy drawn by two faat trotters, with a while man for n driver end a email negro servant boy. Not long afler, the iron horse of the railroad bore him swiftly Into the erme of hie beloved Jeff. What a commentary upon public life I It warns but yesterday he wm the Idol of hie party la JtiffNtf, w||| s prssllgg of g rise to (kmc unparalleled ao to rapidity ?n ih? annals of American history. Hia worshippers thought go position Mo good for hia. Fondly and eooSdcnUy they lookod to hla olavatian to tha highest offi.? in the gift of hia oountryraeo. Now wo boar of biro as a fugitive from justice, dosing by night end in a morning 'og, UiiO'igU the -ladles of a mountainous country, lg throw himself into tha protecting arms of the enemies ?f the onnetitulion and the Union Mr. Breckinridge ig now in command of a rebel position near Corinth, in con" nectl-n with Bragg and Jackson, wbero they will aooO bo called upon to measure swords with the Union arafy. UKNKKAL BKAXTON BKAOO. This officer Is a native of the tilate of North Carolina) from which dials, In the year 1832, he was appointed to a cadeiship in the Weet I'oint Military Acad-my, wberg he graduated in 186T with high honors. In July of thg same year he was appointed second lieutenant in tbg Third regiment of artillery. His subsequent promoti ng aieas follows:?Assistant Commissary of Subsistence) November, 1837; Adjutant, 1 ecember, 1837; First Idem tenant, July, 1838; Brevet Captain, for gallant oonduot lg m defence of lort Brewn, May 6,1848; full Captain, June. 1840, Brevet Major,lor gallant conduct in several desperate rouflicls at Monterey .Mexico, September 23,1848; Brevel Liouleuant Colonel, for gallant conduct in the battle ol liuena Vista, Mexico; resigned his commission in the army in January, I860. General Bragg's deeds and big valor in the war with Mexico aa an artillery olllcor belong to the history of the country. He Is about fortytin on years of age. lie removed to Ixmixiana about sia years ago, where be has a large plantation in the i-arteb of Ijifourche. Two yours ago he was elected a membea of tl e Board of I'ublic tVorks, in which capacity his clear hea l and unquestioned practical judgment won for him many new friends and gained the applause of the public at large. Under the ordinance of tl.o Convention creating the army of Louisiana, the rebol authorities conferred the rank of of Major General ou the then Colonel Bragg, and he wag at onco ordered to ttrsume tlio command of tho confederate forces at Pensacolu, engaged in besieging Fort Piakers. Braxton Rragg is a son of ex-Governor Bragg, ol North Carolina,and although he is a good artillery officer, it In said that be cannot oemtnand a division of men. Hg gained somn renown in (he Mexican war by a suppose* saying, "A liltlo more grape." He acted as Confederate Secretary of War for some lime, but 'lis said be was super-aided on account of incompetency. GENERAL, JACKSON, llepo-t"d as commanding a position with Bragg and Breckinridge, is not sufficiently identified for us to givg a sketch of his Ufo. There are three or four or morw Ju<-k*ona in Iho rebel service. There is Major General Tbos. J. Jacks n, otherwise known sa "Ftoncwall Jackson," from the defeat ho sustained bohind the stong walls at Winchester by General shields. There is also* Brigadier Goneial II. R. Jocks--n, who was at one timg United Stales Minister to Austria. Ho, however, rgsigned h-s position in the rebel army some timo ago. The-e is another rebel general known as John R. Jackb"ti, he ides coins colonels and captains of the earns name. It is not therefore possible to give any correct djta concerning the Jackson now particularly spoken ef es being in a command under Beauregard. We may, however, expeet to hear from him very noon. THE CASUALTIES. Sltci cites of None or the Union Oflleers Krportrd Amonfg the Killed, Woaad*4 and Aliening. flKKKRAL B. M. HRKNT1BS. Hrlg. '.'cn. B. it. Pronlisa, who is reported u having been taken prisoner, ie a native of l)linola,or, at least, has lived there from bie early boyhood. His previous history until the war with Mexico was unmarked by any very important event; but on that occasion he volunteered aa a Iteutonunt of tho Illinois troops, and was selected by the unfo Innate J. J. Ilardin to sot as hie adjutant. By Hardin k side be fought in every battle uatU that gallant chieftain fell, and with bia own hands be helped to dreM his corpse for the last rHes of humanity. During thai entire campaign he was the most Intimate companion el that lamented officer, and the sash which he weart now at tho head of his regiment la the ene which Hardin wore on that last fatal held. He la an able offleer, and very popular with bis men. He was e candidate fee Congress in the Fifth Illinois district leat year, but the democratic majority was too much for bim. At the c unnenceinent of the rebellion be stepped fertb at the bead of the first regiment ef IB knots volunteers whs volunteered fer three months. The regiment wee numerically known as the Tenth Illinois Volunteers, end ad (lie colonel wis im MO)or omc?r 01 an io? troops win occupied Mm depot at Cairo, be became Acting Br If ad tee General and Commander of the poet. Ho afterwards bag the full rank awarded to him, dating from Mag IT, 1M1. Hia regiment re-enlisted for the war en omum, undo* Colonel Morgan. Ho baa been engaged during the war Ml various parte of lbe sute of Missouri, more recently on the Ransae border, from which poet be proseded to Join lb# army up the Tennessee river. BFIGADRH OKKKHAI, W. H. L. WALLACE. Cen. W.H. I- Wallace, who la reported killed el tho gallant eel ion at Pittsburg Landtag, waa formerly one el the earliest three years volunteer colonels In the oervice. He b .Id command of the Kleveotb regiment er llltnom tuluntecrs, which wee organised at Cump Hardin, Pulaski co inty, Illinois, and Joined the depot at Cairo during tho early stages of the war. Tke regimeat baa made IU mark on more than ona acoaaton. H formed n pori ion of the recoaaoissance la the rear of Oolumbua. It also was with tba adranea upon Pert Henry, but M wen at Port Donation whare, under (Ion. Medornand, Actiai: C'-naral W. H. L. Wallace and his commend so oravely uisnnguisuru luomitint-w ??vu?a iifp ment hivlug alone seventy-six killed end two hundred wounded during the flglit. For hie gallantry on that eor?Ion Col. Wallace war made by Congreea en the filet of MmtU a full Prigadier General, and with that rank went with the expedition up the Teuaeeeee rtvnr. ACTING BRIOADIKH <) ff.VKHAI. T. W. BWEKNT. lae gallant Colonel Thomas W. Sweeny, commanding brigade in the present action, and who Croat news just received has again been wounded In the recent great buttle at riltsb.irg landing In the defence of hie country's flag and in the maintenance of its lawn, waa bom in Irelond, and rame to this country with hie parent* when about ten yeere of age. On the peaenge eereee the Atlantic he wee washed overboard, bat to the goed providencs of (hid wa? saved. At an early age he went to rateraon, N. J., where he wee apprenticed to the print* ing business. He afterwards cue to this etty, end waa engaged as n compositor till the war with Mexico wae declared, He waa among the first to volunteer In the service of hie adopted eountry la the capacity of second lieutenant in Harnett*a regimeot eg Sew York Volunteers. He waa at the storming of Vera C>rai, and was with the army up to tha etty of Max lee. He wan twice wounded in the battle of ChsrwbMeo - ones so severely that ha had to lose hie right am. On Qstonel Sweeny's return to .tbia city In March, IfiM, he recti red the commission of second lieutenant in tha Beeimfi regiment of United States Infantry, and waa eeon afterwards ordered to California, where be per farmed neap arduous duties, from which he never faltered. Imseg tne first of which wae taking n detachment of rccrnlta In n state of disorganisation acres* the desert from Sea Diego to the Interior without losing n man. He wan afterward* aealgned lo Fort Yams, on the Oelerade, with n command of ten men, and wea abut off from nil eemmunkailon with the aaittemeata at a tlaae when he was surrounded by n large band of hostile lad tana. Bat for hit watchful usee and Intrepidity Me little bend would have been nil masueured before they eoald bar* been released. Most California, he with n portion of hie regiment was ordered to Port Pierre, In Northern Nebraska, whore he nerved as aid to General Haraey; and when arduous duty was required he was alwaya to be found at his poet. In June, MM, he waa promoted le n first lieutenancy, fit tha rommenenmnnt of the rebellion Colonel Iweeny we* then n captain of the Second IUnttad Rtatea toUnlry, having obtained mat ran* on I ho t?th of Janaury, 1M1, ?u on recruiting aervtue. but wm ordared to Nowp?rt borraeko, and aooo afterward* to the coramnod of the St. Ionia Arte- 7 i sal, prevbroa to (ionoral I.yon taking tho command. Bo waa also eocood In command at tbe aurronder of lk? i notorious rebel, Clelb. .lackaon, and wa* atterwarda api poln tod colon#! and aeifog brlgadI?t general of the threw month* M>a*ourl volunteer*. and waa active In tbo diecharge of hla dntie* in auppreening the rahollion. Pro. lonatoth# battle of Wlleon a creek, where It waa do. eided not to attack the rebel, (lonrral Price, General Sweeny waa ao Impree^ed that a retreat would bo worao than a defeat that he prevailed on General Lyon to maks the attack. In that battle ho waa again wounded, and till rarriea the ball in hla limb. At the oleee of the battle when Major Sturgiea aaanmed the command, General Sweeny waa urgent In following up the retreetlog rebel*, behoving Mint had It baen done the rebate would have been roiupallod to aurrondor. General 8 iv aery to aa noble tod geoeroua aa be la gain lemaaly and

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