Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 26, 1862, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 26, 1862 Page 2
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o 4mJ T 11 i: .4 v V. p"" Thro# more new ir> .' clad t< Uteri.-s, to th# Mo it u , M? ordorod I bt Hum at lit# foatiu^dtal iron Wort.a, Grooopoint, for tbo t'nited Status g verumunt. Tiia* are to bo much I... jer than the Monitor, ?nd to car" ry a moio fcrtttidable armament, eaih boot to tiav? two turret*. The worlt 00 tti-m hea alrouly boro coin m-ncvd. The Common Co 1 u 1!, on Monday night last, gave ta? contractor# pr i. ego to one lor* the lower eui of Coiyer alraot, in order 10 lecilltate the tonstruot.oa of these batteries. Cuu*.w>an ? The l'nn?d ^tatet steam gunboat Cnisa lor was blockading otf Nu n ^it-to on tho lJtu wst. An Dozed is e list of hot oti .ers ? Licu nuint CtmmznCinp?A. C. fihlnl. Lieutenant?K. Premiss. AuvOanr i'lxynuit'.cr? i M ;'".iuloy Rrmvno Auutor Surotm?J. H. 1' 'trier.tntll Acting Matters? Wm U. I'm. in end D S ColliOS, 11vrr?O. H. founts. Damn.*.?This guuhool ?i< put into commission on Thursday, at the Navy Yu-d, ihooktyn She has tinirrgono a thorough renovati a, and Is now cci.?.lereJ a ery formidable acquisition to the navy Her i of keel is 164 fool, breadth of beam twenty sight foot ten inchos, and doi>thof old etna fe. i oigbt ,nch<-e. Sh? i t a crow stoauier, was formerly owrvd by Parstuw Jt Popei and sailed between New York and Providerco. Her list Of officers, as far m apjioiniud, are aa follows ? Lieutenant Comma* i. 1 ?a 0. ' iary. Acttrat Master! and "rccutny yicn?Juuius Blown. Acltnj Matter?I. \V tunder*. Urtwio faomaiter? . ti?# I'i'.kor. Acting Assistant Surj+n?A.. K. Holmes. Acting .Assistant K g-i.-ie.-r?Nathan It. Hates. Third Auu'MtU t; r-r??Liaul % Tutuhusor., V. P Ayrea. audM. V. B. 1 arliug Acting Matter't 4hues?John Barrott, P. ifogpn, C. Myers and A. Haehboru. Dawn?This steam ? :aboat will soon be ready to be put tu ooinmiasion H-.'r oilers, as far as ordered, consist as follows:? Lieutenant Coramix "tr.? V u. Cleary. Assistant Payouts; -?I'd. tea Parker. Actin^M'ider t ,V,L;?Jci.ti Barrett, Toleg Morgan, Andie Hartshorn aud (.hai e? Myers. Urtt Assistant Brw-'r?N ,' 1"). P.atos. Third Assistant H .? . ?Tu.nel Toinitnaea, ttfi'li ... P. Ay res and Martin V. B. P rhug. Kjwsuojtun.?ThU new iron :i.vd frigate is being constructed at lel, h a. Her imsnsi -as will be?L n.rtb ever all, 230 feet; breadth ,C boom, sivyfert, d : hold, twenty-two f a.; draught of water, flftoon fort, and burthen,3,M0 t ots, licr armament has not be?n decided oa; but she will ca.ry eighteen fornida! (una. Maokdosian.?It is rumored that this vessel is to iron plated at the Charles town yard. She is a sidenvhrsteamer of about 1 200 t ia *t? a draws only eight faet, and, from her bui. 1, promises to be vory s wift. MASSACmwnTS.?This vessel bus undergone a thorough renovation, and is n w one of the most commodir s omfbrtable and tastef "P.v ttud out vessels in the service. She was built in P >?ter. about tlfteen months ag . to ply botwe.-n that n?rt an<< t luurlestor., South Carolina, but was subsequently p rchastd by the government! She hu already s en con?. arable service. Her me.i surement Is about 1,500 tons, and she carries four a . t Inch guns on her spa: <1? k, one thirty-pound ritisd gun forward, and one six-pound brass howitzer ait. Hei crew numbers 140 men. *f which the following s a cor rected list of the officer* ? Lieutriuint Commaruutt ? . !T. Cooper. Acting Master and Kze-sit: ? < jfi- tr?-S. C. Gray. Acting Masters?k. 0. Littiedei l, Benjamin VhiUnorc. Acting Paw aster-?Jo!; .. I, Webster. Actin i Assistant Surinam?A! <\ander Hutohings. Acting First Assistant and A -ting Chief Engineer?$. X. Hart* ell. .dc'tntf M ister ' Mate?J. McDonald, J. H. Cox (Mail Agent), William Heuders e, Charles Rogers. Enfiinerrt?Acting Fiist A.-pi -tant, K. Ashcroft; Second do., A. CUpo Thru do , J->hu Mc'luskey. Captain' t'Ur'<?Mas Sriclair Cooper. Paymaster s CI rk?Z. K. Winship. Lieut. Cooper was Fl^st 1 'suterant of the yard, and w looked upon a one of the most efficient offi ers w ho ever filled that ponton. Hie smitten departure is lunch regrottod In the yard, and wo venture to say that no rntre efficient or active officer could have been selected for tho command of tbe Massachusetts. The Maasachusotts is des'aed for tbe Atlantic blackaduig squadrons North end South, not going beyond Canaveral, oast coast of Florida, where she will deliver mat is. BIowovoaHxna?Saw sloop of-war. It was expected that this vessel would be ready to be launched from the Philadelphia Sary Yard by the 1st of May ; but as tho eutire force of carpenters are employed fitting out the frigate Powhatan, she will be detained some weeks. Mo.\ticilu>?'Steam guuboat?''arries six guns. She has undergone pome repairs at Baltimore, and is ready for service. Annexed ie a list of her officers ? Lieutenant Cummanding?T). I.. Bruin*. Acting Matin- and Executive itficr?J. F. Winchester Acting Jfo-.'ers?L. A. Brown, Richard ilu. it..* Acting Paymaster?Geo. I). E. V. Barton Ami <tant Surge,/n?F. ed. E. Pottar. Acting decviid Assistant Engineer?John F. PlC, Acting Ch*r. Acting Master's Jfates?Augustus 0. Stebbluj, Jlicar Trowbridge. Acting SeccmJ A'rincnt Engineer?.Vfm. 3. Montgomery. Acting Third Auiiiant Kiuj ntert?Harry Vt'ebst ir, thai. 0 Morgan, Tho McG ugh. Paymaster'* Clerk?.! eph B. Cos. Teaman?Geo. W. Rand. IhKtt/r'i steward?Gustav Petti off. Acting Master E. V. Gagar, of this vessel, hag bertransferred to tho Monitor. Powhatas?Steamer?Arrived '.act summer, and un * derwent a thorough examination to test har condition. It waa found that bar planking was much decay ad. and it waa aocordingly stripped off almost to tho keel. A portion of It has Ooen put on, and new boilers har# been put into her. It is believed she can be got ready for sea by the 1st of May. Port Royai,?This now steam gunboat, will ba put in commission to-day cr Monday. L'ar armament was put on boar t last Wednesday. Itcons.sts of six brass howitzers broadside, a 100 pounder Parrot gun aft, at J one tan inch Dohlgren gun forward. She is a fac simile of tba Octarvia, having rudders fore and aft, and is fitted out with a view to the comfort of the officers and crow. Au cored is a list of her c fficers ? Commander?Lieutenant Morr 8 (late of the Cumber land). Acting Mautsrt?Edgar Van fllyeh anl I D. D. Voorhoe* AitMant Surgeon?Vf. S. Forft. AtnAan Pai.vmUr?Juan A. Bates, Jr. Acting MaiUr'i^HatM?JijUu H. M trvjl, Jume* Hur.ter Benjamin Wo.?| and Win. F. Reynolds S?wl A Mutant Enginetri?Qeorge W. Sensner and W. C Solden. Third Auutant Knginttrt?K. M. Bre.-se, Oscnr C.Lew.a and Francis B. Allyn. Roajmtw?This vessel la atill undergoing alterations in the dry dock. liar air parts .have t>?en ramoved, tho cavat ies planked up. The men are now at work upon the team part and propeller hod, and caulking tier. Smuvx?Tills frigate la still anchored off the buoy in the Navy Yard, Bjoeklyn. In aJdltion to her 100 pound Par* rott gun,the hae received nine cine inch balilgren guns , In place of the old fashioned eight-Inch guns which fprmed . part of her armament. She is ready for sea and will probably tail to day. It was lnaendel to send her to th# Mediterranean, but her'deit nation has been charged. Smou.vDO.ui.?The moulds fore new sloop-of-wv,t0 be called the Shenandoah, are being prepared at tho Philadelphia yard, which will be oommeaoed es soon as work moro pressing has been finished. floor* Canomra?Steam f^bosi-Arrlrtd recently at the Cbariestown Navy Yard. She sailed from lioeton on the 34th of last May, and has been engaged In active blockade duty In the Gulf. She la to undergo repairs, her holler and machinery being in a vary bad condition U an eonetant use for so long a time. Sba has taken s large number of prlxee, among which was the Oou iw 'iw meainer uagnoiia, wnn i.uoo Dales 01 con "u on boar I Her crew,consisting of onehundrud and nluo men and hn n an martuet, bare been transferred to the receiving hip Ohio, and she will be repaired with a:i jx'-elWidOJpat'.ti. The following la a Hit of her offl. cers, in inyof tho?< ?!. left ihla port la her baring been promoted or U averred to other vessels la the Gulf ? Uevlmnnl t'trmmandinf?'Xm. E Hopkins. Acting M<u't and Ezecnttm oflcr Moeea fl. SftWyr. A'1\ng 3l'utrr<?N'oah L. Alien, 'Va.Iter H. OerQeld, J*m?e W. Mag una Pnifmadtr?Kli-ha W. Dicn. Jding Amintint Surgeon?George A. I4' .-it. Acting Hr*t A <4tla it fMginetr?Richard I Avery Artmg Second Aiiutnnt Engineer*? Benjamin Carney and John H. Howe Acting Third Am t int Engineer?hmtf Oormly. nncut PiM?>("barlee Welle. CnpUtin't Clerk?Oeorge P. Kimball. I'nymatter't Clerk?8. Grldley Hyde. Two*.?This aide wheel gunboat, the third and last or this claaa of steamers to be built at the Cbarleotown Nary Yard, waa launched on Friday afternoon. The launch waa very successful, and the customary ohrlst enlng waa performed by Mra. H. P. Grace, wife of the b ate wain of tbe yard. Among those on board at the time of tbe launoh were Governor Andrew ao l wife, Colonel Lee, Lieutenant Colonel Browne, and other officials. Tbe length of tbe Tioga la 207 fast 0 I no bee; breadth of beam, 3d feet 11 inches, depth of hold, 12 'oeil laofraa. eta .a 1.214 toaa capacity, government j NEW Y 0 magfture, and will 'rftV night fat' wban loaded. P r 1 i.itchui ry and hoi.. 4 woie bdllt kV tt- Morgan Iron t/orks^iu I lis ri|f,nn4 Wv tlT%??iy st tU?- CnarldSUiau yaj-; r^Ady to U fit ou bi jHL hi.# U ordered to -c tttoil o.iWitnineUiUty. #Vxa. ?i..a?olacy ol-war.?Anaoxad U a list of her olh cars ? /i oi'tinW Conxmaudiw?(:. p Wells. 1 v. wo lu-itnanl and K* < 1 > J.N Quackan bush. Acting Mcuten?llor \a* E. M illan, W. II. Qrozier, Ku ward M. King, and Alfrod Washburn. A sistant I'oymii^T?Riifus Turks. .Sccciul Lieut tutu' of Man 1191wChartbb II. My# Surgent 1?A. t lit das. Atiidgnt Sttrp>em flanfgaT. Sbi;4#y. Captain's Clei ?Willuw* J- Flontgan. Paymaster's Cie/tr? Henry A. GUmsoO. Boa tut*: in?I' J. Millar. Sailmake?William Rogers. C-unn t?William Cheney AMn-j Mas rr's Mat* RaylA MdiOtt, Chartas K. Hicks, and Krancia H. Bacon. , Warns Witou.?This vessel arrived at, tha Phdidsipniayurd last week, from Kay ffoat. She is a aidewhool steamer; was built iu the Washington Navy Yard in 1845; U 37S toes burthen, and carries three guns. Har officers are as follows : Lieut,-nam Commanding?A. K. Hughes. Acimg Masters?Win. F. dau^ie u, Jus. A. Tltjomb, Win. R. Rude, Thomas Chishniin. Anting Pamuister?Jos. 8. Harvey, din statu Surgeon?C. H. Pile. i:i'i!in-cn?a.-ond A-nsUnt, W. A. B. Latimer, Third AsnsUoU. A. H. Ablo.T. if. Mltcbafl, H. 1). Putt*. l'aytwttr't CI rk?'i'hos. E. Harvey. Matter's Mate?0. K Norbery. Wyajuiakk ?This vessel is at the Washington Navy Yard, having her machinery overhauled. W. G. Af.r>EKio\Tli a vimb.nit I.ienutniuit Wi'hain Roger* commanding, arrivad at Boston recently. She loft the port of B >ston on the 11th of lust ?ctob?r, since which tiruu she has Bailed 20,300 miles, seen 210 yes eels, and boarded 68. She launder ordure to sail aga ii os soon a. she can replenish her slock-of provisions and am munition Pfavy Yards. , Iuk IUiojki.vs Kavt Vsbd?Tho hum of $120,000 lue lately been: -a:*l t*"> i1i/?_mochinics?iil laborers of thus yard far the month or M trch. Tho marines stationed hero * ore also pai l, for toe first quarter, by Lieutenant Kuril y Tho available crow ou the North Carolina numbers about 1,000 men. Tub Wa-uujiiiny.?'This naval station has become ouo of the principal places of attraction In the nauuiul metropolis. For many years It has been known as the manufacturing yard, aud is at present furnishing a li-go portion of the ordnance stores, anchors, chain cables, powder tanks, caboosos,* iron '.inks for watlr, supplies of copper of every description, steam machinery of nil kinds; in fact, everything "accesstry for sea service is hero skilfully and promptly wrought and furuUhed toother navy yards, as well as vessels of war. Since the establishment of the yard seven tlrst class vessels have been built fltore, viz ?'Tlio Potomac, in li21 tlie Brandywino,In 1S2">. thu St Louis, in 1823;-tho St. Jluiys, in 1844: the Water Witch, iu 1348, the Minnesota, iu 1S5S, aud tho Pensacola, Just finished?all of which havo reflectod groat credit upon t'ae naval architecture of the country. Shipwrights have also hcon constantly employe^ repairing vessels of every class. Tho present force is something over 1,700 mechanics, representing Washington, Ba timire, Philadelphia aud other citias. They aro considered first class in their respective pr f. ssiOns. Some id?a miy be f irracd of tho extent of the work at present wh in the pay roll for the (sh <rt) month of February amounts to $T2 213 78. For March at least ? sO.COO will he require I, tho extra work In the "ordnance division" alone amounting to $5,486. The admirable ordnance department, with boautiful brass cannon,*sh'>t, shell, cap and bullet ms hines, the ufty ship houses, will well repay a visit, as indse I, other departments not horc enumerated. C'JABtBWroK.?The ray roll for March amounted t J110,S20 47. The number of men employed during t ,e month was 3.573. Tliere are now employed about 2,300 Officers still o iitinue to report at the Commandant's office for duty. Thare are plenty of officers oll'o.'in-j their services to tho government, but seamen arc scarce. THE COMING CROPS. We have gathered a few it-ms in relation to tho condition of the crops from our escharse-, which we give below. It will be seen that no encouragement can be extracted from the representations of their presont ap. pearance, as far as our searches extend; but yet the knowledge thus far obtained is too limited to caure the ,o mt alarm. The prospect at first eight may apresr gloomy, but it must bo borne in mind thst in most of the Eastern States and in portions of Michigan, Iowa, Wiscon" sir. and Minnesota tho snow has not yet loft, the ground, and do idea can be formed of the condition of the winter wheat. After the sua has cleared the fields of tlielr frosty covering, and the fro6hots subside from tho bottom lands in the valleys of tho rivers and creeks, we may look for moro definite,and wo hopo more encouraging, Intelligence. Nsw JsRssy.?Look for an uncommonly large poach crop in Xcw Jersey. Visoinu.?'The prospect in all portions of Virginia is, of course, cot very cheering. We hear of a gsntleman who .raveiled from Martinsburg, Berkeley county, to Edeuburg, * distance of Ufty-roir miles, and saw only two ploughed fields on the whole route. M/BTLavD.?The peach crop of Trince George's coucty gives promise of being a very abundant one. Ohio.?The wheat crop In many parts of Ohio is not io promising as it was at the season for many years [Mat, Innrcrois ?Much alarm begins to be manifested throughout Northern and Central Illinois with regard to tho coming crops of spring grain. During the last four or tire weeks it has rained almost daily, till the soil is so thoroughly saturated with water as to preclude the p> .)sibility for sorno t me of either ploughing, s wing r r planting. The danger of this shortening of the season is felt doubly at this time, in consequence of about Gfty thousand Illinois farmers being now withdrawn from the .state to flgl.t for the Union. In ordinary times, ovon wheivghe spring work is forced close upon the suminor, by the employment of extra help much of the dan <ar is averted, but at present the proepect is gloomy enough. In some parte of tho State the snow boa not yet entirely disappeared. I?nu.*a ?The reports from Southern Indiana are very encouraging. The grain and fruit crops give promise of a more abundant yield than for many years post. The same niiy bo said of Tennessee, as far as our knowledge extends over tint State. Iowa.?A letter frofn McGregor, Clayton county, dated . April 13, says?The weather continues awful. Rain, mud, snow and blow are tbe variations. In Northern Iowa there is probably not an aero of wheat yet s>wn At this time last year and the yoar before wheat was up, and the fields wero carpeted with gre n. Prospects now are that we will have no proper weather for seeding fill May 1, and then it will be too late to seed. Many farmers havo given up the Idea of sewing at all. If this state of aSairs cc vers much of the spring wheat territory of the Northwest, you nsy calculate on a very small supply of flour from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois for the coming season. Letter from Colonel Corcnrnn. RicmiOHD, Vs., April 19,19d2. Mr Evsa Dsar Fmiyr? Your letter of the 8th instant resche l me, and I avail myself of the earliest opportunity to reply. I feel deep regret for the sad Intelligence which It convoydd to my highly esteemed friend and fellow prisoner, Lieutenant Itempsey. I have been using my best endeavors to console him, and I am happy to say that he looks upon the matter in a truly manner. We have been ofilciaiiy notified that wo are now detained in conse quence of General Wool having failed to imply with terms of agreement, lo say that I rim not anxious to b# honorably released from my present position would be something more than might be exacted from human nature,but to ssy that I sm not perie< t!y oaten! to patiently await proper acli n would be equally untrue. Therefore be not uneasy, for my health is g od and my spirits buoyant, and f hoi* I may Unrealter profit by my present experience. I know and appreciate the vast amount of trouble, Ac , that my friends have taken in order to obtain my release, and I trust all will be guided by past experience and let the mat ter rest for the future. I am without knowledge of tnueh that trau?pires. I ean perhaps form no real idea f ..Kit I.r/.valu n?v rvi'tiBMiu. Tc! I know thAt cnfnm ran. ? are likely to an- e, from lipio to time, wlitch mny rtftuir* oonelderahie diplomacy lo arrar.fc-e and I alen kriow that the metier is entitled to the consideration of our government, In which I have the most unbounded oofldence I received a letter from (aptam Mctvor thta d?y. datad at Sallebury, N. C , 17th Inat. He mentmna that himeelf, Ideuten.inn JUgley and Gear on, and all our men, arc In good heiltb. I b-pe you will write very >i ten some mar reach me, and whoa any cornea to band you can scarcely imagine how bapmr I feel, and how m ,h : relieyee the dull monotony of tbia prleon life. 1'lif) matter of the election of Lieutenant Colonel might, perhape, he postponed with advantage. I regret Mr. O'Coruiau has n< t accepted. 1 encloee a letter to Mr*. Corcoran, and with fondeet remembrance to all frianda, I remain, your ever moat attached friend. MICHAJX CORCOR/N, Colonel SUty ninth regiment Mew Tort Rate Militia. To Cimt* JAM** B Kim* , .',08 Rruadway, New York. I/)re to Lieutenant Connolly. Will write to MB m a few days, orae eooo aa an opportunity permit*. RK HERALD, SATURDAY, OPERATIONS IN THE CULT. Oar Snip 1*1 am 1 Coriupauli'nMi | saw ! l\i?i) dki .irra?*t ov t?k (Jolt, > March 26, 18C2. J < > the Suamer Mi ^ eeppi?LanJUtuj of General I Butler?tv Reiiienee of Mrt. {Sutler?The Convenience of Soottk PnnMwrt?Operation* </ the Mm Pint Ojfie Arr*i\,}~meoti?Krtensi'* Otrrtspondmc* of the SoU1iert~~ Detert*' from Seceteia?HVU They Htport?A J mall If aval ? aixmiU, dc., dc. My lost hnot letter brought up the incidents of the passage of General Butler and staff, and the Thirty-llrat Maeeaokutx tts regiment, Colonel Goding, with fourcomiwniesof the Thirteenth Maine regiment, Colonel dow, from the 25lb of February, when wo loft Fortress Monroe, to the 12th of March, when cc-kmel Dow and hii command we:e transferred to tbo Matanias at Soabrook. On the 10th, the leak In tbo Mississippi having b eon finally plugged from the insido, an attempt was made to get her off from Seabrook Landing, when she ran aground the second lime, backed against a pile, jammed her rudder round, broke hor tiller chains, and was brought up "all stand lug." She was thou unloaded by three steamers from Port Royal, and,being ftnnllyjgot off, loft for Ship Island at u win on Thursday, the 13lh, with the Matarizw, Captain Lieaugaag, In company. Both steamers made a slow, but pleasant iiaowiga, arriving bore on Thursday, the 'JOth. a heavy norther blowing) uune of the troops were landed till Saturday, the m?1 when the four companies of the Maine Thirteenth cams ashore. At noon on Sunday, the 38d. (Jeuoral Butler landed, and was received with a saiuto. The Thirty-first Massachusetts wore landed on the 26th and went into camp at the extreme right, some two miles from the wharf. on tho 25th Mrs. Duller came ashore, and took up hor quarters at the house on the wharf formerly occupied by the Adams Kxprees Company, the building having been very comfortably fitted up with furniture recently captured on a rel. i Sihoooer. She will probably remain here during tho occupation of tho island by Ueneral Butler. We found upon reaching bore a great degree of eonfu sicii, owing to the rapid arrival of various regiments and pa us of fegluieuts, many of thom poorly provided with tenia, equipage, Co.,und to the lack or facilities rur land transportation. Consequently the men have boon obliged to eurry all baggage, stores, A.c., from the wharf up Uiia gaudy waato to tha farther regimouts. and also to rart down tha wood from the upper and of the island. In consequence) of tho exposure resulting from this labor many of tho men are on tho sick list who would probably otherwise have bean in good health. There is, however a small proportion of serious illness hero, there having ' been only about thirty deaths since tho occupation of the ,slaul. The Ninth Connecticut, Colonel Cab ill, which was cue of the first regiments to land hero early last Pecember, has lost only one man. For four or flva woaks past the weather has been cob! v I wet, and the rooant arrivals are more or loss I with slight attacksef dysentery,sore throat, fee.; but the health on lUe island is generally good, and no serious attacks of diseaso are anticipated. J. M. G. Par ker, Esq., lato Quartarmastor of tlio Thirtieth Massachusetts regiment, who has been recently appointed postmaster hore, is doing wonders in the mittr of tho postal service. Karly on the meriting of the Hi h 1 the llrst regular mail that over loft the islan I went North on tho Santiago do Cuba, which look ten thousand and 1 seventeen letters, tho result of two days' letter writing by the soldiers. It i< a singular fact that the franked ' "soldiers' loiters" which are paid at the other end ?f the line are always evidently of less importance than tb se 1 that aro paiu hore; the letters being put up tu bundles ' containing opo hundred each, : lies a which aro unpaid ' ' ccui y or. y about two-third< the S]>aco of the proi-aid let- ' ters. 01 the mall that went on the ?untiigo do Cuba 1 C,tl67 letters w re paid, and 3,Sob wero unpaid. On the alternccn of the itdlli throe Germans, desenors f. m 8?ee- ,n, who had managed to escape tVoui Puss Cli i di m Cat Island, and thence to this island in a sma 1 sailing boat, were picked up by the New London known hero end hereabouts as the -'Terror of the 1 . d 'j.a.l brought in. They report a general Impressment of m-n by the rebels, and severe times amo: * the "por wiiites,'' who are not allowed to "get on as too,' or:- ! kge In any other little indiscretion c-xc?pt i^tho oil at alternative of the "caU >oose" of the army of i e confederacy. Not relishing this state of affairs, tho , <;.-rnaa:.s?originally from PeunsylVniua?managed t< espe. They siate that great fears arc outertalned for the safety cl' Mobile, to which point a large number of troops ire bci.ig transported from Now Orleans. Whether fears are well founded a tew da)s will show. They also rejn rl two new gunboats recently built at l'ajs Christian, mounting, one seven guns, the othor live, all heavy, and tiro boatc in gi-od < ruer; H-) wi.u uisie w? nu uwutivu uu |?i , v, nr rebels to run out and shcU this UUii J. most of the navy havingleft. It w*s:hep irposoorth?ssiljat"sec?sh',fl^)t to comedown here on Saturday, ttie 22d; but tb* weather was uot favorable to the eiuerpnso. Slue then they havo probably concluded rot to come on account of some other cause?possibly a foar (well grounded enough) of I eNt Lin I id. At all even's they havo not appeared. Yesterday, to be suite the Oi egou, rebel gunboet, came out aboct neon. The Now ijondui got up steam whon alio naw the smoke of tho rebel, and at about balf-past cum o clock |>nt out for ber. A: about two o'clock the rebel fired a shot by way of chai.ouge, v. h'ch the N'ew "London immediately accepted. She got within two miles of the enemy wheu the rebel gunboat Pamlico appeared and a light commenced. The rebels wore inshore of a shoa winch the .Vow london could not pass, and sho was oh .gi d t light them at long range. Sho fired a hundred an . twenty shots in two hours (th * fight lading from a quarter past thr.e to a quarter ; as l live;, wnicii wore answered b. thirty or forty shots from ibo two heavy gun with which each rebel wa3 armed. The Bhot fell ail about the New London, but without doing any da" a t\mn i,f l.tpahnl a,?,! to liavs t.ikan ellect cn the, which ran away towards Pass Christian, dlsab a 1 apparently (judging from the confusion ou her di '-k), while the Oregou departed for the Uigolcts in tim<- to ' save her bacon." Thus"Abner" accepts ail challenges from tho enemy. Certain prisonerr, recently taku, fvugbt gallantly for tho Cuioa, ai.d Capto Reed put sorn^ of hi3 own mon in irons for ?trdg. icy thoc.ose hying shot. Ha is, n.deed, tho "Terror of the Sound." D*'AKTMKIT OF TUP Gctr, > Ship Island, Miss.,'April 3, lstj-j. j Irr -gvlarily in the Mails?J he Wan/ of {'roper Tran porta" Hon?I.arge- Sums of Money Sent Horn- by the Troops*? The Case of the Osmmanier of the Mississippi?27i< Degree of Sic'meu Prevailing?Activity of the Mediral Officers?Curious Surgical Operations?List of (As Itealht on the Island?TheCrem of the B'.rck Joker?Strange Circumstances Arising Out of the Cute?The shelling of a, Rebel Steamer?iVatstl Movement <*c. As the transport ship Black I' .oca, Captain T. P. Ho wee, will probably sail to-day foi 11 it ma for coal for tho navy, I embrace tho opportunity of sea ling a letter in advance of the regular mail lino. Captain Ilowea has boon detained here now for over three months, and, by hli urbanity and ready willingness to accommodate, has made for himself a host of warm friends. Owing to the short stay of the Santiago do Cuba? which arrived here on the 34th ult. and left early on the morning of the liith?my hat waa necessarily brief. The .Santiago was bound for Havana via Key Weat, and carried with her the first regular mail ucder the authority of our new and efficient Postmaster, Mr. J. M. G. Parker. Upwards of ten thousand letters wore sent in this mall. Apropos of the mails, it ia too bed the way we are treated about this Important matter. Officers and men continually complain that they receive on occasional latter mentioning large numbore of others written thst hare never been received. Then we get luttcre and paper* of a late date brought by a faat steamer, Ilk* the Constitution, end two weeka af terwards we get a mail two or three weeks old by some tailing transport thirty or forty days on the passage. It seems as though the danartment ml Hit make some arrani*mant hv which so i?rge a body of men, to whom a letter "Is w>nb lti weight In gold," may be able to get the letters written them. It speak* very well for the character of the treopehere that out of Tour reghneute?the Adam* Express Company bavo received for transmission to the soldiers'XamlUe* about a quarter of a mllli u of dollars and beside* this' re.imonta had allotted from hi tjr to seventyAve thousand dollars. This enterprise of tho <*i ress company*is proving rery ?ncoe?*ful and highly popular. In isaulrg th* following order (tencrai flutter ha* taken it step in the i igbt direct on I' wards abating Ui* most fruitful evil of the army. Tlie b st ?>ldiera in tb? world will become utterly 'tern' ralized If allowed to get nil the liquor they want, and many regiments pr jve, when tbey aro deprived <4 it, that a former bad reputation was due entirely to the curso of inteniperance. But here la the order?tt *p< aks for ittelf:? ouiijiai. oeorss?wo. 7, , / Hiatal a rwranxiimft or tux Om.?. \' sirrr Isi?ajn>, March 28,1802. < It bu oome to the knowfrdge of the Command .ng Cene ral (bat, notwithstanding *11 hi* efforts to prevent the Introduction of intoxicating Mquors into this Island and among his command, to be used a* a beverage, w* aro still followed by thle curee of the nrmv. Forbidden by overy regulation, prohibited by official authority, condamned by exporienoe, It still clings to th* soldier, although more deadly in this climate tban the rifle. All sales, therefore, within this department, will be punished by Instant exptilslon ol the partv offending, Ifn civilian, or by court martial if an offlcer or private. All intoxicating liquor* kept for *alo or to bo u*e<l a beverage will be s?i/.ed and destroyed, or confiscated to hospital uses. By command of Major General BUTLER. Gao. C. Sntovo, Assistant Adjutant General. Afte^ the arrival of the steam transport MaUnrss, Captain Fulton, of the steamer Mississippi, who bad beon under arrest for running hie ship aground three times, was released on parole; but be has since been arretted again, cbargsd with endeavoring to incite mutiny on hoard the ship. He Is closely confined in d tent, nnder n strict surveillance, and Is to be held for trial. He haa for some dsya been quite sick, but Is now Improving. He nreteau hi* entire innoceaee of all lb# charged preferred APRIL 26, 1862?TRIPLJ Against bun, aii'I assorts poet'ieely hit lovo for the Uiuoii. Hia emnbict in running his ship agroutnl has aire .dy I' sb inrssiigaled by a hoard of Inquiry, tip P*'>aead! gs I># wheh have boon ?>nt you. Th now qharcs against i i fisir jMilt.m will probably onus berora ilw court martial provided by tho special order. 'I lie entire change in tho oiimuie ami mannor of livtug of the troops on ship Island has induced a vury c iisi.loral-'o amount of sickness in ths dllf 'rent The men we all from Uio extreme Northeastern and Northwestern sections of our country, nod require a residence of some little time in this ?ono to become acclimated. Thediseasee moat prevalent are typhoid fever. dy&ebUrv , diarrhea and alihctiuns of the throat. Tne Burgeons liuve their hands full cf business, and have r.tleudcu to th' ir numerous patients with a cheerfulness and devotion most creditable u> their humane profeaaion, and Uie result ia, that tho ratio of deaths to the amount of sickness? la very gratifyingly small. Owing to tho fact tliat the Twelfth Maine were so crowded and c mflued for six weeks, off and on. on the Couslituu n, and that they are mostly men who nave been acoustomed to pure air and lien.thy living all their lives, this regtmenlhas pf"ba biy suffered more from sickueas than any other corpe here. All but about two huudred have hoeu more or lees ill, and typhoid fover has prevailed lo quite an oxtent. lira. Thompson and Black have been unremitting In their attention to the sick, and the friouds of tho regiment will be glad to learn that from the time of its iacoption to the present, there have been but olSvuu deaths ui tha regiment. In this connection I wish to call attention to the moderate quantities of proper medicines with which military dijpeosarii>?, at so great a distance from home, arc supplied. From personal observation, I know tliat aurgeons are obliged to substitute drugs ct .lparalively ineObv-viial for th<?a which are desired, and, ui fact, usees nary. 1 have known a poor fellow to sudor several days a racking cough, from the entire lack of sugar with which to make a syrup. l>rs. Moore end Holfc of the Thirtieth Massachusetts regiment, have two rather interesting cases of surgery in their practice. The first case is that of private Geo. Alexander, of Cap*. Ferris' Company P. On tho 19th ol' March ho occtdan1 ally shot himself through tho instep with his musket. It was feared at first that imputation of the foot would be necessary; but the surgnoua have since removed one of the bones leading from tho toes to the ankle, am. he is now doing very well. The oilier 13 that of a privat * named Williams. lie has hnd a severo

siege of typhoid fever, and recently necrosis of tho liono^of his loot hud set in. Amputation of part of Uls foot will bo nocessary to save his 11 s; but until within ft few days his vitality was so roduced by fever that it was iriougoi ue couiu noi nu vivg tuo opei nuuu. nww, b wovor, ho is gaining atrongth so rapidly that the surgo-.ns teel ronfidtul of a successful result of the amputation. l'ha annexed is a list of deaths in the department since my last record of mortality:? On the ICth ult. Georgo II. Libhy. a private in Capt. Thor; ton's Company C, Twelfth Maim regiment, died of typhoid levr. lje was eightoon years of age, and was a resident of Falmouth, Me. On the 2*vi Thomas Crowley, n private in Opt. Teaton's Ccmp'. iy O, Thirtieth Massachusetts regiment, died of hasty consumption. He was thirty-four years of age, and resided in Bosto.' . On the 24th Geo. Weeks, aged fifteen years, a native of Acton, Mass., diod in the camp of the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts regiment. K i demise wax from brain fever, and he lived only one day after lu- was attacked, lie was not a aoidier, but came here as a friend and coml>aulon of Captain Chapman, Company S, Twenty-sixth Massuolrtsettx. lio was a young man of lino promise, and lib* death is dsoply mourned by his friend, Captain Chapman. Sergeant Aaron Farmer, of Capt. Rod's Company C, Twonij first Indiana regiment, died of congestion of the brain on the 22d. On the 22d Herbert J. H. Brainerd, a private in Capt. Muliiiis' Company B, Fourteenth Maine regiment, died of dipthoria. tin in.. 23.1 KrastusH. Hamilton, also a private m Capt. Mull ills' Company K, Kourtoonth Maine regiment, died of dipthoria. lie was tliirty-uine years old, and resided in Knox, Me. On the 25th John Chase, a private in Capt. Robinson's Domiiaiiy G, Twelfth Maine regiment, died of luiiainma:iuu of the bowels. lie was from I'pton, Me., una was about thirty yours Of ago. When the island was taken posse.-..1!icn of by tlie force rom the Gulf squadron last fall there was 'ound an old colored woman who had been kit behind. She was very aged and infirm, and toon began to exhibit symptoms of pulmonary( disease. For a little while 3ho kept about, and washed Clothing for the officer*; but it was not long Inlore she was obliged to go to tbo hospital, whero she gradually waited away, until the 22d, when death close . her bumble < areer. She was decently buried in tho soldiers' burial ground, the service being read by Chaplain Babbago, of the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts regiment. On the 3d inst. George W. Humphrey, a pritnte in Captain Knight's company (Company E), Twelfth Alaine regiment, lied of typhoid fever. On Suhday, tho 30tli ult., the gunboat John P. Jackson ar-ivod .it this port from i'ey West, and brought tho following named passengers audtm-mbcrs of th?? crew of the hcgltsh steamer Black Joker, which foundered at sea on the 15lh ult:?Passengers: Cornelius B. l'ayuo, Thomas It. Hart, and a little girl, aged four and a half years, named Alma Penniiler. Purser?Henry H. lngraham, Chief Engineer?K. W. Tritt; Second Englneeer?Hose* Ijirson; Second Mate?l'eterJohnson;Carpenter?Frank Cleveland; Steward?Michael Harvey: Quartermasters? J an ics l; rnaid^Geoige i'aylight, Seaman?Peter B. La rimmcii?Kiim!ir<uin. klphurd Hiplr*v 'lunmas o.iks, John Barks; Coal Passer?Charles Carloun. The Black Joker, which claimed to be a British steamer, left Havana on the 12th of March, bound for MaUmoroa, with on assorted cargo. The captain pushed her severely, ami on the l&th ult., during a heavy northwesterly gale, ilio sprung aleak and foundered. She had two hfebwats, ?ud they wive lowered, and the above party got into one, while the captain, first mate, the balance of the crew and three passengers?of whom two were the parents of little Miss Alma 1'onniater?got into the other. J he Uoute just got away from the stern of the ship as ho ?ank, going down bows foremost. The boat which arrived here drifted about In the Gulf for five days, a part of tbo time being in sight of Seats Rosa la.and, hut afraid to attempt a lauding on account of the breakers. Tlicy bud but little provisions and a small quantity of water and wine in the boat. On the fifth day they were picked up by the United States sehooner Maria A. Wood, ("apt. Anthony Chose, of Massachusetts, off Santa Rosa, and on the 2dih were trausrerred to to# United Stales sloop-of-ivar Vincennes, from which they were placed on board the Jocluon and brought to Ship Island. The fate of tho other boat is unknown; but it is f car ad that she went down. The separation of the little girl from her parents must have been owing to the confusion at the time of the accident. The child belongs in New Orleans, where har father is a physician, and she had Juat returned from Europe with her parents, who had boon making a pleasure trip to the continent. Mr. Payne is a resident ot New Orleans but a native of England, end his passports about him vised up to the 10th of March by tho British Consul at Havana, lio Is supposed to have bsea the owner of the cargo, though he prole ts that he was simply a papsesger and had no other connection with the steamer. Mr. Hart resides at Puss Christian, and undoubtedly expected to get home by means of the Bia< k Joker. 'lh? stoauier may have been bound for Materaoros; but no one hero doubta that the tar go was Intended to find its way to the Southern col fed or a cy. General Butler examined the passengers and crew, aud thought it prudent to detain them here for I tho. pro. eiu, ailliougu lliey (particularly air. rayne; think it hard that they cannot return to Havana or 1>? sent to any other place out of tbo aotive scenes of war. They have been confined, or rat her they have been the gue?ts of Caj tain T. P. Iluwea, of the transport ship Black Prince, since they arrived here. Out of the events chronicled above has sprung a mutter of no little imiort-aace to the residents of Biloxi, and probably Mississippi City. On tho 1st of April, General Butler's schooner yacht, the Jessie L. Co* (recently captured) proceeded under tiag of truce to Biloxi to deliver the child, Alma Pcnnis'er, to tha rebels. Major Strong, chlof of Uen' ml Butler's staff, went In command and was accompanied by our 1 cstmasicr, Mr. J. M. G. Parker, and two other officers as guests. After delivering tbe child, Major Strong returned to his schooner, and in getting away got aground, and while in this predicament the rabela came down to tbe beach and tired upon the schooner twice. Two barges laden with Home Guards then went off to the schooner anil demanded of Mfjor Strong that be should surrender. While they were approachinjg and within hearing, the Major walked to the batches and sternly commanded an imaginary force below net to move until he gave the word, an I then to come up by comi?niea. The ruse took tiled), for when, In reply to the Impudent demand of the febels, be drew his sword and informed them that perhaps they could oblige him to surrender, but he had aeriooe doubts of it, they withdrew, and shortly after the ach v>ner got off and aoon mat tha New I/iodon, which hsd been sent out towards avening to look for her. Gene, al Butlar was very angry at having hla flag of truoe llred upon, and tho next day ha satil an expedition to I teach them better manners. The Moth Connecticut regiment, Colonel ThomasCablll, and a section of artillery wore smirked en the steamer Lewis, and, accompanied by the gunboats Xaw London and Jackson, wont over to Biloxi. MMor Strong and Captain Jonas French, of General Butler's staff, accompauisduhe expedition. In my last I mentioned the shelling of a rebel steamer. by the Santiago de Cuba. 1 have since learned a fuw * particulars which I waa unablo to give in my last letter. The .Santiago was returning lo this point from s cruise offthe Texan coast, and, as she approached Louisiana, she eafw a fiver steamboat carrying two smoke staiks and laden with cotton. Vie rebel steamer had Just come out of the Sahine river, and, when she saw tke Santiago, tried to geS hack Into the river. The Santiago gave chaae add followed tha "aaceaber" for thirty mile- . hut, rlhwrabel ato.vnvr bolug very faat, the Santiago was un able to overtake her within that dhfeare but, aa she gained on the fugitive, the rebol ran their boat ashore, and, with the crew,escaped in iynall Imbia. The Santiago tired shell into the ootton steamer, and the wm soon in a blase, but whether from the shell or the efforts of. her officers is a niattor of conjecture, As ilescrtlDg and burning their vessels is a favorite dfrnier resort of ino ruoeis, uio lauer supposition is me mure procaine or the two. On tbe 2"ih nit. the gunboat Cayuga, Captain W. R. ltirrl?on, from Key Weal, arrived here and reported that t&e night before, when about one hundred and twenty mi Ins southeast of Ship Island, she overhauled and eapturo'i the rebel schooner Jorele L. Cox, laden wltb thirty-six baler of cotton and eight barreled turpentine The capUM. Le? it Green, formerly of New Krk city, and tl??eeew of (our men, were made prironere. Tlio C tton waa purr liased in Mobile at reran cent* par pound, and tbe captain expected to tell it iu Havana at thirty centa. Tbe Invoiced value of the cargt w?t two thousand dollars, and tbe achooner is appraised at twelve hundred dollars Bhn arrived at Ship Wand on the 2Mth in charge of a prise master, and will probably remain hers until the return of the II ig officer rrom the Passu*, when the dlspoattion of the vessel and the prisoners will be made. On tbe 2<Jth the gunboat Calhoun, Captain J, E. I*?Haven, left here Tor tbe Mississippi river. She arrived there the next day and got aground at tin- Soutbwost Pass. At tbe last Intelligence from the Pastes shewn* still aground; but as she drswa only eix and a half feet of water there will probably be litllo difficulty in getting her off. On the 29th the gunboat H itter as, Captain George P. Kmmons, arrived from the Passes. She had been egrotind at Pass a 1'Outre from the 22d to the 201b ult., and had been obliged to throw over fifty thoueagd dollars worth E SHEET. " i. ? > of property to >u|>tidt?nro and off'T^4ja?it<'reK, i telndit tlii'LO of h?r gunman 1 onu Iriu lrt 1 and My ton.- >f eoa! I ib nofeiiat ( .tain aiding George E. Welch, of U a'tiooncrgunbosf kittatiiiny , uetdti ed bif roBigtitloo < (ho 2 kl utt Tlio of Commander Walcb i r? ignatic i?a!? follow* ?Uo h-mliadon bouid his vee-sol, us mirgooi Dr. if. T. Hoary,?ti Lagliehuiutt. For feeverul mouths? ii deed, ever oinco the Kitlatuiny hoe boon attarh.i lo It tiuIf i-'|uudroii?there has b>-tui a bitter frilling betwec those two "(Boers, owing to a quarrel between Dr. Henr i J Mr. O'Ura ly, Master's Uate on the klttauniiy, I which r iiumandor Welch took the part of O'tlrady, wi was a favorite with lam. Commander Welch on o.vori occasions sent Pr Konry to hia )uartor? for aorne pett tui?Uoiueauor. ana on lb. 22(1 o. February lu) sent hlu. t hla room am. placed a aantry at the door?the doctor hai log, ae the captain charges, induced, the otMcers of tl vessel to got urunk and amg '"God Save the Queen." Pi Henry, unding hla room cluaa, broke the window for vat tl'ation. Captain Welch charged htm with having broke up the furuitu.o and trying to mutiny, and placed hlin i irons. A board of inquiry was haid on the sloop-of-wi Peuaanola. on tha'iOth it fat and '!l.i ult. .and the atxiv tacts elicited. The inquiry wu closed on the 22d,itn Captain WeleU wu censured for having exceedod bit ui thorily in placing au officer in lroui. Hetolt ?o Injure by the verdlc. that on the 23d be resigned bis corom.i siou, and will return to the North in the Conaeotlou< aire oourt acquitted Dr. Henry, though they thought hir not altogether free from blame, lie has been trausferrs to the gunboat Calhoun. flag Officer Farragut refused to accept Oapt. Welch' resignation,and it hi hoped that he may he induced t recall it, for be ie undoubtedly one of the must earnea loyaitate in the eervtce. At the Bret symptom of war h eprang from a sick bed and wrote to the government offering to furnish a ship, and garrison and prevtalo Fort Sumter, if they would permit him to do so. Th Secretary of the N'avr waa no pleased with the letter the he wrote to Capt. Welch, declining his proposal, but ol furiag him the command of a gunboat. The service oar not tffbfu to lose such a man Just for a trifling glighl Capt. Welch is a resident of Brooklyn, N. Y. On the 26th ult. the transport ship Western Kmpirt Capt. McLaughlin, from Boston on the 1st March, arrive at thhLpoiut, laden with government stores and one hul dred and one horses, all that were loft out of two hundre with which she started. The lose is not owing to in proper stowing or troattm nt, bnt resulted from luu fever, contracted from cold token during tbo transport! tion on the rare from the country to Bunion. The horsi romaiulnga'lvehavo bean safely lauded, and aro in prett good condition. The Western Empire reports having eoc off Mobile the transport ship Klla & liliza, which is Boston in Fobruery with four c unpauies of tho tight Now Hampshire regiment on board. The Klla & Kliza arrived safely on the 29th ult., hfh a most tedious paasnge of thirty-oight days from Mos'o: Shu hius encountered a'moat continual bad weather. Captain Lunt, of the Klla k Eliza, <iu)d just bei'o reaching this point, and was buried In thesoldiere' cam tery on the iBlatid. Mr. Jatnea Loth,first officer of the ship, is uow lncoi maud. The gunboat Calhoun, which arrived here on the i Inst., trom the Passes, reports the sloop of-war i'shsat la aground on the bar, but with a good prospect of bui speedily lightered over. OPERATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA. Onr Beaufort Correspondence. BsacroRT, April 17,1802 Continued Skirmishing between the Pickets??he Rebels IS Strutting Rifle Pits?Additional Gum on tort Macor Capture of Rebel Cavalry?A Short Tour Around Country, rfc. The receipt of the news of the victory at Corinth 1 elated the troops in this vicinity. Wo obtained papi ?itU the intelligence by the steamer Rhode Island, whi arrived on Sunday, with provisions and supplies for t blockading fleet. Fmali boats r.amo in through thesu with papers for Con. Parko, and from tho island the ne spread throughout our lines. On Monday last three more of our men (belonging the Ilighth Connecticut) were wounded in an encounl with the enemy's pickets outside of the fort. The rob did not escai e unharmed, however,as they weroobeorv to bear off several in on, one of whom It is thought w dead. un luestuy morning tueuienani Anuraws,mo Bigi ofllcer of this station, with bis usual v.atehfuluess, d covered that the rebels had over night constructed ri pits noar.our lines, which they attempted tocuncsa) wi little bushes of shrubbery. He immediately sent wc around to the isiaud, via Carolina City, ami so gavo c men timely warning of the trap. The rebels in the fort have boon busy during the pt few days in elevating more guns on the side towards t position of our forcss on " the spit," as the narn strip of land known as Pogue Island is now familial called. (Those who will follow up the history of o operations about Fort Macon would do well to romeml: this namo, as it will, no doubt, hereafter frequently? pear in the accounts from this point.) The hoisting a paratus, or derrick, is plainly visible on tho rumpst ad it is conjectured that one additional gun has be placed in position. Yesterday morning they fired two guns at aa e rated angle, as if to test their ratigo preparatory tho coming bombardment. The shells burst at height of about five hundred feet in the air?one at dlstanco or a mile and the other two miles frc thelbrt. In the afternoon the fort fired three or fo more shells at our troops among the sandhills, who proximity still continues to annoy thsm very much. A body of eighty cavalry, who have been in tho hat of disturbing our pickets between here and Newber wore captured near Newport by a well contrived arabm which had been set for them. The news of the captu has Just reached us, and I am unabio to give fuller d tails at present. in company with Acting Assistant Surgeon Waterma of the Fourth Hhod# Island, I made aehort tour of tl country about here yesterday. Major Allen, Ullltai Governor of Beaufort and vicinity, kindly furnished ti necessary horseflesh. Leaving the city and its eubur' of straggling cottag-8 and swamps, we ?tr ck the o poet road which leads to N?/*bern, sod, following it o sot.c disunpo, encountered tho picket, who permuted1 t*. nan uftur lim Avhih'tion rf tha rami 1a it* tiermnaiil Wo were now without our lines, though tbo fort occ sioned but little apprehension, as it was known that t! robel soldiery ha<l entirely left the neighborhood, ai the only danger to be feared was from some hot headi and rash seceeciun farnior or rustic, who might be 1 clined to take a sly pop at tho two "solitary horsemen However, to allay all fears w hich this recital may arou concerning the safety of your corraejiondent, nobody d so tire at tis. Tho road?which we were surprised tird u delightful one Cur equestrianism?wound over slightly undulating strotch of country, through grov and woods or Hr aad pine. The sweet smelling blossot of the "poieon viae" and other plaats filled the eir wi a delicious fragrance, and I b fan to think that Nor Carolina had been draadfully slandered. But it may tbat tha loamy, swampy ground Iu this particular pa of the Mate has made It un exception to tho rest in t way of richnaaa and fertility. Judging from the a pearance of the (oil in and about Beaufort, t was n prepaitd to meet with auch an oasis outside the cit 1 did not start out to give you a lecture on North Care ua agriculture, so let me reaume our journey. A flngi board at a turk of the road Indicated the direction Newborn, but as we "hid been thore'' we to the right hand road for variety. Some misch voua (?) individuals reversed the board when t rebel troopa were in Beaufort, and whiio it remain so It waa the source of no little mistakea. The fai house* on either akie of the road now grew mora a mors distant from each other, and w* frequently st< pedal them, under the pretence of taking a drink milk or water, for the purpose of aatiafytng our curloei hi regard to modea of living, fco. Every whsre waa I desolation of war apparent. Twoor three families w? generally huddled intoono house, the extra oocupai being rugitivee from that part of the Slate where t soMiery, hoatil* or friendly, bad parsed through. Crr were unsown, and iha people now eke out scanty Im hood by the r-ale ot aggs, vegetables and poultry, wbl ibey send mi* town, lb* poor wretches ware partb larly indignant at the lawless conduct of the rel troops. Our ride terminated at a cotton plantation aom*seven hundred acres, upon which w* found thi decrepid old slaves, a hired mau and the propricto sua. The three slaves were all that were left of soi fifteen who had worked the plantation in good ttm The ootton prees end ginning apparatus wet* idle, n the cotUe bin empty. No ootton teed waa* grout the proprttor's eon and the help were ploughing t ! ground preparatory to a crop of potatoes and wheat, a lb* whole pise* teemed with weeds, wild grass andsti ! bio. After the inspection we turned baok to Beaufort Bbavsoht, N. C , April 20,1862 A SUtp<cUu* Cinfl Off thr Harbor?Sht u CKtud by C */ 0?/vtd^i?n Pit.*! f?'/?vewi\r] T2uvnMul* rtf fti***? ' Ci>y?The BitxU Open firtot Hit Arrival?Suipieu Doirtgt Ammg Rrhelt Who Had "Taken the Oath," < A littlo incident has occurred within tho pa*t few da which served to break in upon the monotony of afl'a lure, for monotony it ie and will be until the bomber meat commences. On Thursday last a eusplctone look! *;eemer,eupposed by eome to be the NeghTllle, m? her appearance off tbo entrance to the harbor, and, afi dully lux about a little while, sailed away in a aouthea erly direction. Of course one of tho blockading fleet we in pursuit, and both vessels disappeared from our sig about four o'clock in the artemoon. Now, speculation universal ns to who the w ?* and what wee her obje< Some think thai she wm the Nashville, but as the si piclou* craft was painted e yellow or brown color, and IhoNonhvllle ie black, the aupposlliun is hardly corrct Others, again, think that her object wee to ri the blockade and reinforce tho garrison fort Macon with man and supplioe sufflrhnt . ntdinl ti.e siege. This latter conjecture soema to I the I' Mt credited It <s again supposed that she w sont here from tbs vicinity of Wumington to recommit tlie position of things and Mccrtan tho fate of Ko Macon. Still another eurmii>e ii, that she wm bound fiom eome fore gn port, nnd waa frighteued away by tl pr?senc? of ?o many him kaders. Tlie whole matter Is perfect puzzle nod mystery to ue; and until the pure ing stoaiuer returns we sliall he unable to eolvo or pen trate it. General Rurreide arrived at Caroline City tho night b foro Uot,and yeaterday went over to llogce Talan wheie lie inspected the progrec# of the works now goii on for the reduction < r the r rt IIj was received bjrtl different regiments stationed there with many flatterli exhibitions of their esteem for and devotion to the Commanding General. During hie stay tbe lort open* *j 'g ^;,b ?hell, and lired some thirty ah > i 111 every dined-on -# ground tli? (aland It w miIU so?mi Mil Hi * reb'b- had ?? f*w mrfisfd Of his visit, and tho prnbRbllilJ of ?uoh a la fuel h bo; re out by oth jr elrcumsuuj.;. g 01 yi!i?h I have m ww to a a, Night b i'.;e 1 aet it wus observed that b >:ue tw uly a- of tho residents of, known Ui be at heart re le bsls, though they hav taken thn oalb of n itralit/, in were mot in cone I at the uouse of u Dr. a,jnt:. wit use y UiH.o/ii sentiments are alio wall known, though' be, too, in is fMeldedbya mm liar oath.' It 1- not inula pibltc 10 what bugioeea transpired; butlowaids midnight on iha al 6?ta? evening one of the sou tries discovered signals y 1 sising between somebody in tbo up!>cr part of taa ,o town and the fort. The signal! wore butng made with r- rod and blue lanterns in an obscure locality, uud aa aula awar was observed tc ba made with lights uero-a th* r. harbor from the I?rt. Ths sentry, liut iad o'firing upon i- or securing the individual who was no industriously aw a fated, called out for the sergeant of the guard, and u when the latter appeared li/hta and all had disappeared, ir Yesterday morning a couple of young ladies, like were e known to b? of rebel proc'iritios, were discovered makd tug signals?one viewing the fort through a telescope, I- and the other waving a pious of muslin horizontally and d perpendicularly, In a regular and systematic manner, i. Major AUeu, our Military Govt-ruor, immediately eta t. ti.ued guards over tne suspected bousos and ui the vtu oniity of suspected iudividutils, while comniubicatloe d uud intercourse is interdicted between all bo suspected. H may be that the red and blue lanterns above reierrN g to communicated the lutein,;once of General Murnside'f o arrival here, aud heuco the bring from the fori when he it visited Boguo Island yesterday. s I hope in my uuxt ts tell you that the bombardment I, has commenced, n o The Union Refugees from Dlorlda f M8KTI.N0 ov TflE lUAMBEB vr COMMEKOH. [" At an adjourned msotiug of the coram it teo In aid of thi t. Union refugeos from Florida, held on NVednosdny,at the Chamber of Commerce, Wut. A. Booth, Esq., wm called j to tho chair, and Win. Burton appointed secretary, i- The following statement and appeal to Uie citizens o< d New York was prepared, aud ordorod to bo published is ^ the dally papers:? |. TO TIIK ( ITIZKMS OF KB"*' YOKE, w Thr commit tee for the rebrf of the loyal refugees from ,y Jacksonville, Florida, ap, l at a meeting of citizen* m held at the Merchants' kxclianko on the 19tli iust.. have ft I inquired into the circumstances under which the porsow U I referred to have arrived in New York, and bog leave t to present the case to their, fallow cjtizcns aa one e ? I wti.uh demands 111.: mn-.t in omul and kuuerous action. ' n. The city of Jacksonville," on the eastern ?east ol Florida, twenty-live miles from the mouth of the Bt re John's river, was, prior to the outbreak of the prisvnl e rebellion, the most actira aaj imj)ortant commerclid port iu East Florida. A large propoi tion of the cilizrui a- were men of Northern origin and determined adherent! to the federal cause; but, overwhelmed by uumburs and 5d nwcd iuto r Amission by the uoar preset;co of large bo;o. dies of rebel troops, (luring twelve torrib'e months thej Ug w.-re constrained to hold tlfelr peace, and we.osttppe! of large portions of their property by forced levies fo? ? tin) support of a cause which thoy heartily abhorred Early in the month of Maiuh the occupation of Fernaadi 1 na by the federal forces under General Sherman put t new face upon the condition of things iu Florida ans ( revealed the existence of a wide spread sentiment el < loyalty throughout the oastorn portion of the State; and s .oh of the inhabitants as had taken a willing rr\ part In the Confederate cause were seized with , immediate alarm, and began to fly from their homos, in foar of that just punishment which they had brought upon their rebellious brads. They did not, however, cease until the national gunboats and regiments .as were immediately upon thrrn, to harass and persecute those Union loving citizens who refused to fly with thorn, ,rs and chose rattier to wait and welcome tho jiower which ich was coming to put en cad to the reign of terror, to re> > I li, establish the authority of the United States on the Bed of Florida, and to set up among them once more the r-> time-honored Hag which In tho darkest hours of iht wS past year they have cherished in thoir hearts ae thi 1 only emblum of ho, e. Famandlua is only lli'ngr unlet distant,and its lull was the immediate s.gnal for the 10 removal of all the rebel families from Jacksonville ter w h ie for the days that into; vanod before the cntrauce ijlg of the gunbouis into Bt. John's river, the most inhu man threats wore made and tho most barbarous cruel u ties practised upon those who remained behind. A raa detachment of live hundred Confederate troops from Tallahassee, tho head'iuartors of Genera! Tr.ipler, Joined by a guerilla band of outlaws, whom the duwr. doisof the timos havo let lo se upon society, invaded is- the town, Bi t tire to the principal puldio buildings, and d4 to many dwellings and n large storehouse, and threaten , ed to bur*over their beads the houses of all who still | persisted in Mvaitii.g the arrival of Gonoral Bherrnaa, >rd ami to put men, women and children to indiscrlmiuaM iUr slaughter. Fortunately for tho trembling patriots, the guerillas indulged iu drunken orgies, which u, lined them for the full accomplishment of their barbarous ibtst tent'or.s until tlieurrival of General Wright, with 1AOO jju federal troops, a battery of artillery and four gunboats, cleared the whole region of every vestige of treason Several hundred of the loyal citizens, who had,for nearly ly thirty days, been on guard in their houses, in deadly feat ur of assassination, came forth t<> welcome the dellve ers and :o make manifest the nllegtaMt from which they had never wavered. General Sherman arrived at Jack- I d>- sonville on the 20th, at.d immediately issued a proclaLp. mation, from which the following Is an extract ? | U " Tothr Proplt nf XtH Flnrtila.-?The troops of the United ' States have come among you to protei i lojaloilUens and ell thctr property from further rtiole-datlun by the creatures o( a rebel and tutirped authority, and to enable you to resuscitate a government will h they bavo ruthlessly endaavoreddo 1?- deairoy. All loyal people who return to or remain al their homea, In the quiet pursuits of their lawful avo10 cations, shall bo protected in all lhc,r rights wlllim the meaologaud spirit of tne constitution of the United d atea. The Sole desire and intention of the goverrmant is to maintain the Integrity of the constitution and the lawst ,m and to reclaim States which have revolt?d from tb' I.- national allegiance to their former prosperous and happy nr condition. * I earnestly recommend thai je in every city, town and precinct, you asaeuibln In your primary oapnclty, that you there throw oil' thai sham government which hns been forced uprnyod, aoear true fidelity and allegiance to Hi - constitution of the United ni States, an.[organize your government and elect your ofthjerl eh In tlie g. o 1 old way cf the | ant.' Encouraged by these promre isea or protection,'and dot.My aesuutt by the immeiiat# [g. presence of the federal Ocnrral, the people of JaekH mvtlle did assemble in their primary capacity, on the JOth of .nurch, threw off the sham government which had been Impound upon them, protested evuiy act and measure of the h* tlun'c derate States, ami of the a > e.?ll"d Convention of Florry Ida, and deviate 1 ti.elr fidelity to federal principles, and te he the government of the (Tithe 1 Mates. At an adjo rned kg meeting, hel 1 ai the Court House, in Ja ksonville, on ' '4th , . of March, arrangem-utH were projected for the reorganise! pen of to# Stale govornment, onuer nallonal auspices, and ul Monday, the 7th day of April, was lived upon for tho e.cctloa us of de.era es to a Hi tie Convention, to bo held st Jacksonville M. oiithelUlh. a- On ths tt.orning before tho day fired for the election, General Hunter, who bad born sent from Washington M vl supersede General Sherman, took command of the Depart mint of Florida, and ituniediately, without previous n uotn e, or cored Genera! Wright, who wan in command al " Jacksonville, to evacouto the city next morning. Oon. Wright at once communicated to the principal citizens ( Id the placo that the troops ami g.itibosts would abandon I* tlie place at ten o'clock next morning,and uttered to talcs ' A away hi the transports as many families as coal 1 be aces commodatod up n tham. and at thu same time a au.-ed tus them that, in his judgment, If they remained aftor taking tb part in tbi proceedings of tho 20th and 2-11 b of March, tb they would fall npeedy victims to the brutal violou is of bs the enemy. Thus, In a moment, were ths Just hopes of ths trt reviving patriots ef Flu Ida crushed, and thus did one be General of the United States, without a word of e.vplana>P lion. revoke tho assurances of protection and e .pnert >ot whe l;' 'ec <sor o fortnight before, In tho namo ol J- cur < hud publicly given, and on the strength ofwh i"s?ed Inhabitant* bad relied and acted. " 8#eu .?.:t but death before thom, if they re? of maim, ouv. n the return of the barbarous guerlllaa ok they took tb nr IIvib in their hauria and fled, leaving behind thcni ivory thing winch mada life dear. Hundred* ho of h>yal clti/.eru have thu* beon driven from their hemaa, d and thrown upon the charity of the people,whose go rra vernmont tuts been constrained, by some tmexpl uned hd military necessity, thus suddenly to aba:.dob them. T- Fifty of them, the objects for whoea Immediate r?lef of tint commute wet apiKiatel, aro now in N * ty York, and art literally without the meane rehe qulalte to keep thrm alive until they can ir* alert tbemaolren to their changed oircum.-ia:.ce*, its and find a way to live, and others are expected shortly to he arrive Among th.m are tom?" of tha mutt excel.enl,md 'PS re lined citizen*, with their wives and children?families who have patted their whole lives in Florida, and tliera >.h on/oyed every comfort, i hoy do not present themselvos >' at objects of charity, and tilt committee fully recognird hsl their clainit upon the people of NVw York from higher Of imii . ?< than mara h.'.i. . ului ci. Fur no ether mmi ?0 than faithful adherence to our government In tbe.hour of r'? Its greatest need, they have been slrippod of everything 111 but life, uud landed in onr streets actually needing *? bread. II la, of course, impossible for any of ilium "'I to nnd n sustaining occupation without soma "I; delay; ant). In the meantime, it behooves thecitizens 'he af New York to make hospitable provision for n,l thom. Tho Mayor of the elty, on Monday night, roth commended the appropriation of ono thousand dollars for Ibair relief, whl< b, wo hope, will bo ma la, and will be but tba beginning of contribuli us from pubiic and pnvataaources until a sufficient lum Is real I zu I for the temporary sustenance of tlin suifnrers. The committee do not understand what military necessity required our M government to occupy the city or Jacksonville, an t hold >ui out liberal and voluntary promises of protection, and /. within twenty days afterwards to evacuate it an I ahan dou ihe citizens, who are flocking to thnir staudaril for y? protection. But we aocept it as one of the Irremediable Irs exigencies bf war. At the tame time, It is difficult to a see h w the fnlted States onn nope to revive the eplrlt of loyalty among the seceded .States, if the Hag Is not r'l kept waving wherever It Is onco planted in Southern do territory; iffid if the assurances of protection to those ... Invited to come under it are not sacredly kept. On motion R. R. Graves, Esq , was appointed Tree 11 surer. Kit Bubserlptions to the r'iDd will be received by the Tree J,. surer, at hie office, 74 Well street, or cither ot the Col1 lowing members of the committee?Mos-a Tnyhw.H. 11 G. Si dibits, R. I.. Cutting, Henry llipklns, Joseph H. :t. Cheats, Samuel HUtchford, b?1 w. ird Minturn, J. P. 13_ (Jiraud Poster, Francis S. Rnihrop, Joseph Semison, Walter Kdwards, Jr., William Barton, Shepliard Cundjr, M Aug. C. Rtcharda, R. R. Graves, R. J. Thome, Janes ,\j. It. Brown, Cliis. Dentin, Alfred Kd wards, Wm. A. J; .otIt. ... Wm. R. Dodge, J. J. Phelps, John S. Van X' strand. James tliBride, X. I,. McCready, S. H., It. A Murnford, General Win. Hull, M. II. Orlnnell, K. E. *? Morgnn, Marcus Hunter, Simeon Baldwin. 1,6 The committee then adjourned to meet at the Chamber M ot Commerce, on Friday, SSth lost., at twelreo'ciock. ri The Committee on Florida Refugees met at twelve In o'clock yoeterday, In the room of the Cltamber of Com^ merce, J. J. Phelps .Ran, In the chair. u* Captain Fairbanks, a pasaengca on beard the schooner e- A. C. Lereretl, which arrived yesterday morning from Jacksonville, attondad, and Informed the committee that ,l" nineteen refugeet had come on that vessel from Florida, ig and that, with the exception of two German female :ie segar maker a, they were all in e oorafortable condition }g and did not need any immediate assistance. It was atig ilr geotcd by one of the committee that those refugees who id were unwilling to restive |retuiteua relief ilymld her*

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