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

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 10, 1862 Page 3
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Maoaneat of Ntm) panont A'l Omm delation* from ?a caaalituUon hate been ot-den-e by htm, -jumii I* noi bo ?MMkltMMdM iiMum^g a du-i? urahip, but taeauae bo ?"*} himaeJf aiMUr the poueiure of aa (apoiloou iwW tjr; bo darmod U the only wmp of aartu iha federal goirern MM. The couatiUiUon of uie United glaUa baa, tl.m-cfore, fcaea exposed 10 mora than one Inroad during lie laal few y>V Tkaae infringement* of the taw have not d*M? an* asaoua la the North. Iweanae the crrat object of the florin y ,t?l>t.daarn Iha 8?mh. No bill of Ind-molty hae baaa Sobtatood, becausenone haa U-cn dem udo.i. lethal aay ?fliua Iha oonaliiulion rumaina entiret Alaal no. Oil "?(ruy, II U a proof that under iho clraumalaucoa la aa theI ' ountry la now placed the ooniiltutlon haa ecaaed IP *? l? hanaoay with tha ftate a. >v<'ini m)u<i?, and Mai public paiialua hold* II or an.all account. One might Ifcua be tod to ini>r that lla < artier wiU not I a long; for to be ?arable a rontlitutloD mint ham retained Its vlrijin purity, **4Jmaurrounded with the leaJooa and watchful re*pecI of ?obUe opinion. The United 8Uti > reem, therefor*, Irrualatt Mjeoaipelled to modify their political organization; while ??op'e in Surope, where o utraliuuon has been carried to oo abusive extreme, are riuidlr bent on decentralization, ?ortb Amenea appears deatrnea la make rapid advance! to *M^a ccatiaiiiatiou. He would be a bold prophet who Mould attempt to /orrUll teAai form* ami njet of f/otrrn fal aM prevail la North Amtiinm tea .yuan (cum, but tewthf Im uo 'iraU Hat in nauiiif fA.if thr.y will hut I* Im/ormi n id rki-t <>/ 17>8 or of J8llL 8 till leaa M ould ha ?a aipoaad lo ha ?op tradk>to<l by IIm event who should prog, ?faticolc that Nortil Amenta will none il.a leaa he a Tower * lha dr?: order, and probably posaeuo I of greater military ?pat'.irapa than at any frevVMi* epoch. BPCLELLAN'S OPERATES. Anot&er Battle and An* other Victory. The Rebel General Lee Defeated by fee . Union Troops Under Franklin * Near West Point. OUR SPECIAL REPORT OF THE AFFAIR J MO IF TAB KILLED JUID WOUNDED. XoClellan'a Despatch to the War Department. THE BATTLE OF W1LUAMSBUR&, Afore Interesting Details of tlie Fight. ITGLELLAN ON THE FIELD OF 8ATTLE. .Wonderful Strength of tbe Rebel Works. WKHTIOKAi LIST OF THE KM.ED AND WOUNDED. THE GALENA ASHORE, te., &c., &c. ,by tlMiuer from Yorklown at Fortress Qawfil McCleUnn had advancod twelve beyond Wtlliamibwf, and has had several skir. is with the-enemy, routing tbem with heavy lose, i-embafkatlon of troops for West Point was pro with ?real rapidity, and a haavy battle had > f la??Wodnoedsy afternoon, between the troope ir General Franklin and the rebels under Genera1 iAa were endeavoring to make their way to Rich d. R m ?*h1 to have been the severest battlo on the , and the rebels were totally defeated and flanked, 4rmen baek toward* the force* under General JoluuUm^ m (Miekakomtny. The whole number at Unionist, woonded was three hundred. The enemy wndriven back by our gunboats with great slaughter had aot less than thirty thousand mea, while our sMelen* was aot over twenty thousand landed. Wd Hill FROM WILLIAM8BUXG. WiiUiMBCM, May I, 1 Via Washikotox, May 9, .1802. f the totalis of the engagement of Monday are so vo I?ln?n> and incorrect that It will be necessary to ?watt the report of General MoClellan, which is now prepared. the oOclal report ef the killed and wounded being too ?SSgtby to send over the military telegraph It has been imaaidsd by Mil. Deserters from the enemy are hourly coming in. ?aneral Jameson has been appointed Military Gov ernor and Provost Marshal of the town. fbe expedition up York river has been moet success N,aad we now oocupy West Point. Heavy firing has been beard In that direction, but lbs particulars are not known. Yesterday the advance guard of our cavalry had a akir. atok with Mm rear guard of the enemy, about seven ?Has from here. Mr e?U? (xx'y of the enemy han reheated acrv't the ' JasM* river The general impression with military men ? that the rebels have inaile their last stand In Vlrginls. Vtor a dictiuioe of nomo ten milea b<yon<l Williamsburg the road is I mod with brokon ai my wagons in the retreat toe enemy. i Brigadier General James H. Van AI en has boon ap mniid Military Governor and Commandant of Yorktown ?niCiouceftter,with Captain Cjrus Halileman Tor Adju uat General. Goneral Van .Men has appointed Captain ?ever*, of the Fortr-fourth New York r?*imoiit,to be 1 Ttevoet Marshal. EtNEHAL M'ClfLLAN TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT. Wnxiansiwiu;, Vs., May #?12 M. ? m Wan Onrsnvwerr? I heard a few sslnutcs ago that the Galena wai aground f Hog litomV I j<i<l#e not badly, for the reason that hftain Rogers does not throw over his coal. I have htm aO the assistance he asks. My troops are In motion and in magnificent spirits, aqy have ail the air and reelings of veterans. It will Is your heart good to M* Mens. J have efftdtAajpmMon with General Franklin. ?stractions have been given so that ths navy win eeotve prompt support, whenever and wherever fa nned. GWX B. McCLKLLAN, Major r, en era I Commanding. THE BATTLE OF WEST POINT. iplirtM TMtrf of Ckarnl Frimklln'a DCtUW. rwoub oanavoKPKNoa o* no nbw tom ?MIA Bmnt H?rm Pourr. I Ihua Wat Point, Va.,May 7, IN], J VUll ?) full Of karat powder and my urt filled ilk tho rmglog of muoketry Mid tbo ecreechtag of wb obollo, I oM down to eadeoTOr to fir* you u ac 3of a fight that U*i raged bore aiuco ton o'c <*k Uita DC, Md which la mil) continuing, although I juat tm board tbo cry tbat tbo rebel* wore ret resting, tbo flrat of thlo division of tho grand Army of tfao IV aaac arrived bora yaoUrday afternoon, under command Ueneral Franklin, and bf dark moat of lb* trotp* were adod on ? boantiru! plain, which la aurrouaded on ihi oo too by donoo wood* and on tbo fourth by Uiorlvar, , tbo aootb aid* of the Pamnnkcy rim, and M half a mtlo ?outlma d from Waal lMoi. a roaooo why wo landed liaro la obvioui. Mml i landod on tho atber tide of iha river? West lot?whare It waa at Brat Intended wo abould id, wo obould than Iiav* hud a cnuaiderable atream of dor between ua and the rntrnta, and would bar* h?>l -SMerdblc trouble to irach them, *r all the l>rldg<<* to boon d?t>tr?ytd. Our gtiaboais have i.ikan un united poMMsKlon of tho point, (he rol?l* having din peiicd at the apiwmraucc of our lorcfc, and tba Am* an flag of our Un km now float* from one of tbo most nminent buildings in tho Tillage. I liave yet toeee i bile maa among tho original inhabitants of thin place, uncdlately un tbo landing of our forces from the ^?orto picket* wore thrown out to the odgeo of tho Vuding wood, and our tenta were pitched on the * of (he rl\er, and up to tbat time not one of the < hi rM ? "Mi i f the ?Miiny Kouth had made(hif> appn.iranct, i out moo hKa^f aoswt* to^jsf? wbj> ih*j been brought to ? country whtrt tlMre ?M no foe. About dusk a part of th* division of Central : 'jwick, under lit commend of Cono rs! Dana, arrived la transport* from York town and remained In tbo centre of the river, whilo ?oma of our li^ht draught gunboats took a trip n.> tbo ri vera Pamunkoy and Mataponsy to eapture n portion of the rebel moequlto Hoot, which war* brought into uao for carry iug our man from the transports to the Chore, aa the river hero to too ahaUow for voaaela drawing over six feet of water. Daring the aigbt some of the rebel picket* mad* a eortie on one of oar advanced vtdettes and ahot btm through the heart. The news noon apread through the eamp, and by daylight thia morning the plain, wbich take* in about a thousand acre* of ground, running aouthwoat from the York river, presented a soon* auoh aa I hav* never before witnessed. Long line* of men extended from left to right across the c*ntr* of the field, and squads of skirmishers stood mark ing, in dim outUn*, their forma against the heavy woods aud underbrush, which presents an unbroken front to us on every sido except thru bound ed by tbe river. Here the men stood Tor some time,. re*.4* 1? m*rcb nt a moment's notice; but no fo*ap peared, and M* ?"?? were permiti*<1 to return to their camps forth* purjKf# * |??'"r ?heir fcrspdraaj, and, perhaps, somo sloop. A stf-bng picket , com,.Cried <7 th* New York Thirty-sooond, Ninaty-fifth and Nlnaty-aixtb Pennsylvania troops, wore left at tbe edges of the woods to keep a sharp lookout for the enemy, who were now believed to be In cioae proximity to our linos. About this lime one of our gunboat* discovered a regiment or two of the enemy on the wool sid* of th* Tiv*r, who disperssd in gr*at oonfuaion af ter having received soma half dozen or our heavy sholls in their midst. This was oommunicated to General Slocum, who immediately mad* strenuous e nor is to get tbe brigade of General Dana on shore, that we might be able to give the ?n*my a warm recep tion should he make bis appearance-. General Dana was indefatigable In his labors to get th* troops off tbe trans ports, and through his exertions most *f Um met and horse* were off the boats by nine ?'?lock, and prepara tions were being mid* to br?akfa*t tbe men of thia bri gade, when the order was given for ?* Sixteenth, Thir ty -Hi stand Thirty-second New York, and th* Ninety fifth and Ninety-sixth Pannaj lvania regiments to ad vane* |Dte the woods and drive off sons* of tbe rebel soouts who wore tiring oocastonal shots at our pickets, and war* supposed to be strongly supported by a force concealed la th* woods. This supposition proved correct, for no sooner had our men made an advance into the woods than they ware received with a volley of musketry from tbe rebels who were bidden in the dense undergrowth. Our men pressed on, and gave them a volley, after which tbe enemy r*tr*ated further into the wood*, with th* Thirty second New York close at their heels; but they were too swift-footed for our boys?being more protected?and they soon left the Thirty-second struggling in the mud. While thia scene had been going on on tbe right oentre, another was transpiring on the centre where the Ninety-fifth Pennsylvania regiment bad entered tbe wood*. In a few moments after Ihey entered they found themselves in a dense swamp, and In tbelr struggles to gel acrosa became separated from oach other, (me Of tbe companies managed to get to the other aide, and was climbing the bank on the opposite side when tfcoy descried a party 'of soldiers ly. Ing m ambush. "Who eomes there?" cried th* party In ambiitb. ?? Friends," was the answer. '?What are yon?" was the next interrogation. "A com pany of the Ninety-drib roonsylvaniana." No sooner was this answer returned than tbe party, whom the captain had mistaken for some of his own regltnonl, opened a terrible fire upon eur men, who returned the Are and then returned to our reserves. In this aflair Captain Beateaes.of Company B, was shot through tbe shoulder, hot not dangerously wonnded, and one or two privates, whose names I ain as yet unable to learn, were killed and carried off the field by their rriends, who, before they quit tlus ground, revenged the fail of their brave comrades by givlug th* enemy a f*w welt dir*ct*d volleys. But now the notion became more general throughout the lines, and from every quarter or tbe woods came the sharp crack of musketry. 1 tri*d for a time to b* ubiquitous, but after travelling from on* p*nt to another some fifty times, for th* pnrpoa* of seeing bow matters were going, I took my stand on the right, and calmly awaited tbe coming a tenia. Tbe sharp reports earn* nearer and nearer,and at length a ball lodgod in a tree at my aid*. I was about to mors from my dangerous quarters when say attention was attracted t* that portion of tbe wood* wb*r* th* Thirty-first and Tblrty-seoeod New York Stale Militia had entered. Four men were carrying the body of a a man, wbich, upon inquiry, I understood to be that of Oapt. Young, of Company G, of the Thirty second regi ment, who was ahot tm th* throat, and died Inauntly. Th? fight had now been going <>n for three hours here with out Intermission, and a number of men were killed and wounded. At ion jnnrmr* our men were wunaiawn from th* wood, wher* they wore ?videmly get'iag lb* worst of it, ud tb* ^cond United Stales artillery, unil*r Capt. ArituH, was ordered into position on III* right, and CapU Porter's First Massachusetts battery took up s position upon tb* left, and In a lew minutes the ?h<-]i were flying through the sir at tbe rate of about ten a minute. Tbia toon compelled lbs rebels to make s more more on our loft, wbore the ahclUi flew less thick than upon the grounl they were tben occupying. But there evidently is no rost for the w Iclteri; for no sooner bad t'ae rebel* moved their furccs u;?on our left, th in our gunboats, which up to that time had be*n unab'.o to liave a hand In tbe aUfcir, opened their batteries upon tbe foe with so much effect that, when I commenced to write, they had completely driven the enemy out of Kl^btand hnailng. 1 am Inclined to think that this move ujx ii our left was an expensive one to the rebels, who, ere ih:srcacb<> the readers of the IIimAi.n, will have learned t!i.?t near our gunboats is n^t one of the nslVsl places that can be found. As soon as tlm guns of Captain Port'T com menced to Ore among them, accompanied by tho?e Irotn tbe river, tbn rebels undertook to mov* oueuf their batteries which they had got into pokitlon. Th# New Jersey regiment received orders to charge npon tbi* battery, and at it they went, with cheers tint made lb* very forests ring; but tbe rebels were again too fleet rooted. Before the Jersey boys got through th* woods, th* ei.emy had made tall travelling, and got out of sight In tbe woods. Every body baa done well, and tb* troops bav* acted nobly. They ha** b**n under arms all day thus far, and standing in tbe broiling sun without anything what, wet to eat, except that which tbey may have had in th*ir haversacks. 1 bav* y*t to hear * word of com plaint from any quarter. Th* idea of having an opportunity to have a Rgbl with tb* rebels smuis to have ab*orb*d all tb*lr other faculties. More troopn are constantly arriving, and jon now Capt. founders' company of Massachusetts sbarpabootera pass by me oa their road to tbe front. Those ar* tb* men who are abl* to t*acb tb* r*b*la that two parti** can lay concealed In the woods. Tb* artillery baa new < eased firing, and 1 hear nothing except the oocasioasl discharge of a mu*ket; it aeaaai to be far of toward* Williamsburg. I tbluk w* have got into tbeir roar, and,If we have, we intend baiting Ibit for a few boura until Cenerni McCkelIan can com* op t* carry them back t* tkair de.erted quart era at Y*rk town. At tb* do** of th* action la tb* aTUrnoea tb* riAk Main* ragimnt won *u :umiuma freiu all tbe staff tar their bravery In beading an advance lot* tb* woods apaa tb* left. Th* gunboat* ar* still throwing aboil Into tbo woods, to k*?p the enemy from *r*uting batterien. W**xp**t to have an attack or make an advance to-night. Wo have no fear of the remit. Tb* rebel army bow in front *f u?. I have just learned, tsandor tb* oownand of C?i?ra| Kob '. t l-*e. Ilaaetal Wrsrklta h*s Justsanta d**pateb to fl*a*ra| M.CIellan snnot'nclni. the battle of to-day. You have, no doubt,teethed It by telegraph long or* this rmbsti you. 1 x* r>*?p?U*l to bi fcg my tettar to ? clww whlla ih? A: log it yrt fin| on. The Killed anil Womiilcd. rirtl LtoutouKiit Prtilirtik F,SIM N. Y., fctllwl. Will turn Lln*ar, Co. F, Sltt N. V.. (prlvata), killed., l.iautrnai.t Buboook,O). 1>,r.Jtl N.Y., mortally trotimlod. Minor Wlgitini (private), ?tT#i#iy wrnmlod. Abraham 1'avla (prlr n?), .tfd X. Y., bull through \iaiat. K. (lias. i>r (prlv*t*),r#. G.12.1 V. Y., wonniimJ. wn. UtnphriM (prlTiito),C?. II, a2J N. Y., fk*h wmind. Rtlwla Comp (prl*al?),Co. 1,32J >J. Y., O- b wound. Joaopb Hop ilno (nrivataJ.Co. K,:tlat N. Y.,ttab wound. KNOWN 10 UK UKA1). Captain Young Co. It, Thirty-aoroad Now York. captain 9. II. Brown,Co.C, Thirty cocond V?>w York, l.friUWPt Wnilxe.Oa. C, Thirty aotoad Nrw York. J.tvuiauant Pro**, Co. K, thirty Aral Now York. I'rivtU ',ly **- >c*- *-? Ik** !/ *?????? Yarft. SPLETDID AFFAIR AT WEST POINT. The Battle Field at Brick House Point, near West Point, Wednesday, Hay 7, 1862. Private William Lloscner.Co. F, Thirty-first New York. Private Philip 8trelb, Co. F, Thirty-Ami New York. Private Henry Urimclaserman, Co. F, Thlrty-flrbtN. York. Private John J. M. hoClernan, Ninety-fifth Pennsylvania. Private C. Lebuy, Company L, Sixteenth New York. WODKDTO. Captain J. H. Bollii", Ninoty-flfth Pennsylvania Private Patrick Kolly,Tbirty-second Now York. Private Thoe. Alterdys, Thirty-second New York. Private E. Tl. Milligan, Ninety-llftli Pcnnpylvauuu Private J. A. Slncum.Tbirty-soooud Now York. Private Pat. Klldirnay.Thirty second Now York. Private M. O'Donnell,Thirty second Now York. Private Oliver WellH, Sixte nib New Yurk. Private J. M. Smart, Thirty-sceond New York. Private Richard Macnolly, Thirty-second New York. Private John Stevens,First New York artillery. Private A. F. Sawyer, Thirty-second New York. Private C. 1 lagan, Thirty second New York. Private C. W. Smith, Thirty-second New York. Private W. Robinson. Sergeant P. 8. Devitt, Thirty-first New York. Private tteurge Cupping, Thirty-first New York. Private James A. Day, Fifth Maine. Private -? Etberidge, Thirty-second New York. Private Jacob Walen, Thirty-first New York. Private Ijaucert Parker, Firth Maine. Private Freman Way moth. Sixteenth New York. Private F. Detra, Thirty-first New York. Private A. Carlton, Thirtv-seoond New York. Private W. C. 8weeney, Thirtysecond New York. Private C. Oumrtn, Thirty-second New York. Private H. M. Helms, Sixteenth New York. Private L. Parrin, Sixteenth New York. Private C. Thockerey, Ninety-fifth Pennsylvania. Private I.. Alpheuejiaso, Fifth Maine. Private Henry Bennett. Thirty-second New York. Private ? Hill, Hilrty seoond New York. Captain N. Varlin Curtle, Sixteenth New York Private Thotnae Chilton. Sixteenth New York. Private J. Mott Smith, Thirty eveend New York. Private Thos. 8. Murslmon, Thirty-second New York. Private William Steal, Thirty second New York. Private n. Wills on, Ninety fifth Pennsylvania. Private Johu Willson, Ninety-fifth Pennsylvania. Lieutenant J. Twaddel, Thirty-second New York. Private Joeeph laulh, Thirty-first New York. Prfvate Charles AUen, Thlrty*econd New York. Private Minor Hickes, Thirty-second New York. Private Olmon Davw, Thirty second New York. Private Charles Chat teman,Thirty-second New York. Private if. Hjoper, Thirty-seoond New York. Private W. Huinpheriaa, Thirty second New York. Serreaat r. Camp, Thirty secor.d New York. Private John Hepstice, Thirty-Bret New York. Private Wm. I uierner, Ihirly-ilrst New York. The wouciled are being cared for In the most hospita ble and humane manner, and no pains will be spared to rentier them as comfortable as possible. The dead will be vent home as far as practicable. We are hearing of own w bo aro dying of their wounds. ] send you a correct trap or the ground on which the fighting is now going on. Kicbiuond le thirty miles distant from this place. THE BATTLE OF WILLIAMSBURG. Additional Detail* Of till* Dcclntrt Vie lory?McClellan on the Kleld-lncl The Killed and Wotnitlrd, &r. Williamsdibo, Vs., ?f?y v,lucu. Movements have followed a ch other in sctmapid sic coe*l?n for the Uat two days,and every thing is in ouch a state of eonfuaiAD, that it la aimott an impossibility to giro any true and intelligible account of the allkira in detail. There are a th tuaand reperta and rumors in circulation, few of which when trnoed are found correct, and I will only fire what I know to be true. We have met the enemy, drives them from tboir strong poeition, killing and wounding a large number ef them, and now occupy Williamsburg; and our forces are in bot pursuit of the retreating ene my. When I laat wrete we were ia face ef their fortifl ratione, nwaiting the return of daylight te give then battle. During the night (Sunday) it coinmcu< ed rata lag.aad continued without intermission during tbe fol low in# <lay and night. Notwithstanding our army hud lain upon ibeir arm* all night In the rain, without shel lor, aud many of them without food, it waa determined to attack tbe enemy ia tbe moraing memo* or tbb fnskv It vee ascertained that the enemy were In force behind their works, aad intended te defend them. Their line of defences consisted at a aeries of forte of immense strength and laid ent with great skill. The principal work wsa in tbo centre (Fort rage), and waa the only one that bad any henry mounted gone. This was protected by eight smaller forts, foar on each side, while rile pits and redoubts were la every direction. ma nan or Ames. Oar attack waa msde at the same time sa both wings and on the centre. Gen. Hancock's brigade, consisting of the Kifth Wisconsin Volunteers, Col. Oobb; forty-ninth Pennsylvania,COl. Krwlnj Forty-third New York, Cel. Vision, and Silth Maine, Del. Burnhsm, were stationed en the right. Geo. Brooks, with bis Vermont treope, commanded the centre, while the left was commanded by General Hooker. The attack was ftrst commenced en the extreme left by 4enersl Hooker, with his Or?t brlgsde, General i Crover, consisting of the First Massachusetts regiment, j Lieutenant Col nel Mills; Bixteontb Msssachusetts, ' Colonel hlaij'ldll, Twenty-sixth Massachusetts, Colonel fmalt.ai d Fecoud New HNinpeliire, Colonel Marston; but , the Bring soon ?KK4ine general along tbe whole Hue. The ! eo my lought wilh great bravery, abd with a force J e>|i)al to any that we bad engaged. They threw a greet tone agaiiiHt tbe left, and succeeded in capturing i u battery of >>ve guaa (ram l.leutenant Brum hall, of the < N iw York artillery; but tliey were rulaken by our men, ? The heaviest loss that we sustained during tbe day was at ibis point. Tbe New Jersey Fig lit h, (lekmel 'tarr, are said te have suffered the meet severely. The loss of the enemy on the left waa very heavy, the groio<lb*lag covered with their dead and wounded, besides very many which they carried off the Hold. vne l oas or ths km*** Of leaf el Utenemy * est mm ted M ??d J Bitlzene of Williamsburg el from two to thro* thousand, whilo our loss iu killed and wounded will probably not exceed ten or tvtolve hundred. Our troops fought with great bravery, charging repeatedly with Uio bayonet,and driving the enemy in confusion at every charge. While these e\onti! were tranei iring upon the left, G?n. Han cock, wi b his splendid brigade, was maklnc havoc with tlio eiA-my upon the right. "lhey wore deployed under he immediate supervision of flenorol Kcyes, upon a road which led to the extromo riphl of tho enemy, where ihey cn'ne in Eight of the outer works. Two of these were taken without opposition. Ah tho brij.i lo Died to tho K-ft of tho tlr? t of thesa forts they came to an open held, when General Haac<ck brougM thetr. it:to lice of battle i 1 au incredibly thort space of tun , Htul in the mo?t splendid n'-yle. Before thorn, at tho distatico of nearly a mile. was tho acconu work, de signed to protect the '?ft of Port Pago. This, upon investigation, was also found deserted, and Boon the Stare and Stripes were waring from its ram pa. ta. thk nn:*o cpo* fort tags. In front of thii deserted fort General Hancock formed hia troops, while Captain* Kennedy and Wheeler opened their batteries upon Fort Page. The firing wag vary spirited for rattic minutos, when the batteries were ordered to advance and take a position about half way between the deserted fort and Fort Page, a distance of ! only five hundred or six himdrod yards from tha enemy, where they poured In a terrible Ore on tha fort. Ot rown position was a very precarious one, being an

ope.u field with an open apace in our rear, extending back a distance of two mile*, and surrounded on all sidea by woods. General Hancock at once aaw that it would aOord a splendid opportunity for tho enemy to in hia rear, and sent back for reinforcements. Through some mismanagement, our generals had failed to hMre up a sufficient force within supporting dis lance, and before they could be brought upon the field the quick sight of the rebel general bad aeen our weak ness and sent a force of four thousand infantry and a regiment of cavalry to attack us in the rear. ctfAitcK or oej?. Hancock's bxicadi. As soon as they appeared in sight Gen. Hancock ordered the artillery to retroat, and prepared to give them a proper reception. Waiting till the enemy had approached within two hundred yards,he placed himself at the hoadof bis column, and, taking off hia cap, turned to his men and aaid to them, aa ouly General Hancock can say it, "Gen tlemen, charge!" and with a yell they rnahed upon the enemy, scattering them in every direction. This was probably the most brilliant charge made during the day. A great number of tho enemy we<-e left dead and wounded upon the field, while our loss waj very small. Our regiments all did nobly, but none of them more So than the Fifth Wisconsin and f orty-third New York Colonel Cobb and Major Larabee, ef tbe Fifth Wisconsin, and Colonel* Fen ton and Pearson, of tbe Forty-third New York, are deserving of esprcial praise. Tbe thurge made by General Hancock saved us the day yesterday In all probability. By the time our reinforcements had arrived General llanco. k had driven tbe enemy from the I field, ? Tboy belt! the position they occupied during ths night, expecting to storm the works this morn lug; but the rebels, considering prudence the better pint of valor, fled dur in it the night, saving thorn tbe trouble. ffOHLS OHWtt or THS UXIOH TKOOP.4. The ma*t severe Bra of the enemy woe direct# 1 upon onr left, and our greatest losse* are in the brigades On" gaged there. The division or (ion. Hooker and tbe brig.idc under t.oi. I'a'mer are rei<orlod badly cat up The only officers killed or wounded, that I have board of, are ('apt. Williams sad Lieit. Barnard, <>r On. Kearney's SuxflT, killed, and Ooloneis Ter ry and B<?ch, of tbe fifth Michigan, wounded. Col. Beach has loet a leg. At daylight this morning It was discovered that tbe enemy had left daring tbe uigbi, and taken ail tbeir gnas and baggage, and our forces are new in pursuit of tbem. As we approached M llliamsburg we were met by a deputation of citisens, rsqueeting protection, which wee granted. occrrrixo m roarr'n stkoucbolo. Our forces entered Williamsburg abont one o'clock. Tbe town is deserted by most of tbe male population, but many of tbem loft their families behind. It la a beautiful town, of abont fifteen hundred inhabitants, and, 1 should Judge, a delightful reoidenoe before the war Ike streets are now badljr cut up and filled with broken wagons and rubbish, thrown away by the retraaiinf rebels. 1 can learn of only one family In town who have remained loyal through all the difficulty, and th.it Is the family of Mr. B. Tboy bave uniformly stood out and re. asainsd faithful to the eld flag; but, In oonsaqueace, base anffered every indignity wlilob rebel Ingenuity eould in flict upon tbem. The rest or tbe people appear to bave become heartily tick of I he rebel army, as tboy have appropriated tlieir property and houses without mercy, and paid for it, when at ail, with worthless paper. what nts ram srrrnsn. Tbe rebels left six hundred of their wounded here for us to take care of, and they are new being brought la and cared for by our troopo. Every one of them that 1 hare talked with tell the tame old story of having beea forced into tbe army, and that they won glad that they wore out ef their power. Tbe rebel General Early was wounded In two places at lbs charge made by General Hancock, and Colonel Mott, of the Nineteenm Mississip pi, and <\>k>nel Ward, of tbe Fourth Alabama regiment, were killed; alto tlio Colons! Of tbs Ninth Alabama regi ment. A squadron of cavalry have just come in, bringing abont eighty rehe< pri oners, and they also reuort tho enpture of savsral heavy guns and an immense number of small aims, which tho rebels have thrown away in their lllght; also ajsrge quantity of commissary stores. The rebels are retreating to tbe Cblokahomltiy, ten or twelve miles from here, wboro they bave extensive for tldcat iors. As soon an wa oan get forward our stores snd ammunition we shall again sttsck them. Our men and horse:-bavs made a long match and fought a bard battle in the rain aad mud and ar? completely used up. iAs toon *. they havs sufficiently recruited tbey will bo ! puthe<1 on. TUB sirs* AT ?1*>SSA1. N (TBTTAtt'fl HfAtHJtTATnW. Headquarters bad been established in Wh maker's I house, s high square, white and un Virginia like e lincc |oa thf Torktcwa -???, about thrff asUeg eaat ?f W4-' j Iiamsburg !;?bl d tLis bouse >U tbe large barn to which tbo busutl.il wan J cated, and whee ft!! the wound ed of Kcyee' corps were car d for. lleforc the bouse, which iUxhI * hundred and fifty yards buck from tho r"Ad, was a wid" lawn, whore the interact of lbs whole Bold t>a ut times couceiUruted, for ihero gathered oorn" manders of every fcrado, and thither came, an to a focus, tvery ray of inlelligsuce from tbo various loca'ttKsat which ilia battle rag d. It was an animated though a motley scene. Aide Uo-camp, u comfortable poncboe, to wbi li the continual rain only gave a brl.jbt.gla^s-boltlo like look, come ai.d went; weary orderlies, unfamil ar with tbe luxury of ludia rubber, and aoaked >f ccurse, dath>d up as if with the last breath of tbeir jaded horsei, and then dashed a way tgain as if tbe new order had lillod even the horse with t new life; there tbu ubiquitous General Koyes, our gal ant old "l'eep o'l'ny," who is always every where, saw ?vcrybody; there sombre Sumner came, and looked an J law no one, and there Gential .Smith, with his ea*y in difference, filled his pipe "just otieo" again. But this lawn should be bistoriv, for there, at flvo P. M. on that great nnd rainy Monday, Alajor General Co >. B McClellan rode on to the held of bis first battle, and thence gave his first order. Shortly bofore the Genorai's arrival a regiment of infantry had been drawn up on the tide of the lawn towaidx TVil)i:im?i>urg, and tworegi nicnta of cavalry i u tho other eidu. Thus the scene wu3 eloeed m either side w ith lit accessories til-NKIUI. MClkll AN 0* lilK lUTTl S >LUD. la tbe very middle of the rage of musket ry, shouts tlLut grew Into continuous cheers were h^ard away down tbe road towards York town. What could it mi an? There could be no fight there. But conjecture bad to chance, for In tbe next minute a group of desperate riders swopt up the road and into tbe lawn, and there at tbe head was the unmistakable Dguieof the Commander-iu-thief. Ashe ?wept by tbe cavalry tbey took up the shout, and on it went, across to tbe infantry, and on still to the other in fantry in tbe wood,and Virginia was electrified with tn tbuaiasra. There was not a heart at headquarters or n*\r it that did not feel tbe lighter fer that shout. Sums bow it seemed to clear tbe air. To speak very plainly, nobody had fett very certain bow tbe day was to go until then. We knew that we had been at it for nearly nine bours, but no one could say that we lisd done more than repulse the eneiny.and that seemed but vory little. mis nrHttiiAsTic Mei-KmoN by tub tkooi-p. When your enemy bus been in full retreat before you, and you follow so fast that bo has to stop and fight for life, your success ought certaiuly to be more tliun the negative one?nf not bomg beaten; but ours, til! then, simply came to that. So there was a large welcome in every heart for tlint stout little flg'ire vnd bluo sol-liar's overcoat, and a wclcomc moreover for a!l beBide who e pre:: ucc spoke of him?for Swcitzor, a:id Colburn, arid Hudson; for port.'y Colonel At*tor, for that pleasant German-French I'rince the Count of Pans; for the gn'liJi figure or tho l>tic dc < hartres, und for thu tall form a:.d bio* e> es of tho iMncs lc Joluvi"*. /Hairs took sba, a alinctl immediately, as if there were scmetlni.g niugT.e.ic In the mcie pro-'nc? of the loader?In the mantel's eye. lie came, and listened, and spoke?that was ;tll?and thu mass of bliud, pit* IxiselcFS moveti c:?t unravelled ilael , and thei'e was a plan and a battle. Quietly he sat in tho midst of the crowd of otUcers that (.aUioied around, nnd iu a few mi nutes, wh':i oach hid Kpokeu, tho best rijhl iiand on tli.:< continent wu4 rained nnd poiDKd oil'to the North :n tlie direction that lintiock had taken, and av.xy ivui.t Koyes, away went Fsi.lih, away went Nefcley. ^n a c lunin of infai.try filed c(f up tho edge of the wood, a 1'eady stream of ?ev? 4 thousand closed by your corres spnndent's ?? ov.a," tin- dear old Mass ichusett.i Tenth. t'OKlll'BXtB or Ills TT.COI-S IX Til Kill YOl'XO C0M1IAM Kit. It wus pitch dark when the column got to it.* place, and all had bid enough of it for lliat day, and all laid wearily down '? to sltop, porchance lo dream, " but all felt that tight when we would, we were now in tbe hamts of on* who would givo us Uie best chance, and that a whole dty of struggle and closure was not likely again to b? wast ed in mere combat without aim. After bis order had been given for the movement to the right, General McClellan rode over other parts of the field on tbe centre and left, took a look at tbe hospital arrangements, aid ne ir dark mud* bis headquarters In the east room of tbe Wblttakcr House. What transpirad tb*r* of course this deponent kaovretb not; but the r* suit of bis simple arrival Is best of all, and that is befon tb* world in the victory of Williamsburg and the firs battle of M^or General George H. KcCI*ll.tn. Another Account of the Battle. additional lirt or tuk killkd and wounded. Hsfohr Willum'sibo, April A, 186J. Early Sunday morning the troops commenced preparing for the march before tLa receipt of ordera, ao that when the order was given numbara of the regiments were nl( ready to march. All day Sunday the (rand army poured through Yorkiown oa Ita forward movement. Tho ad vance reachcd a point about throe miles east of Williams burg, and encamped for the night. Others encamped all along the road wherever a good Held presented. Aleut three o'clock this morning a heavy rain eat In, whit h baa continued throughout the day The coil of tha peninsula is a aortof itulckaand, ? hicb the leabt mors ture works up into a slush mud of the worm condition and to any depth, and when the man h was taken tip at daylight tha roads wore trod dun into deep mud by tho first regiment pausing, ro as to reodcr Incm a rooM lm pasfj'.ble. Hooker's divition bad gone to the left and at lacked the enemy, who wei e behind their iutreacbmoiite, about half an hour after daylight. The enemy, in largo force, were engaged auecexairely l>j the first, Koc nrt and third brigades, and a fierea fight carried ou during ihedny, with little uppaieui gain on either tide. During lh>- light the euciny mailt a sortie, and, before it could beai.ffloiently supported, capluied Ave guns or Rraiu huil's New York battery. When we leit the Quid, at three P. M., thla diviaion w?s being largely reinforced, and will be able at leas', to hold their ground until o tr heavy guns can be brought up to reduce tho rebel wo. ka. Owing to iha confusion and difficultly lu pa. ring th* to* 4? It la impose lb!o to r.btain a list of the klllod and wounded, which le reported to bo vary large; but tha fl;;ht being In tho woods to a great extent, no doubt a large number of stragglers will coma In. General llclutzelmau wax ou the ground and in the thickest of tho flglit all day. General Hooker had two horses shot under him, but was himself uninjrrod. Tha following Is a partial list of tha killed and wounded Tha total In the division will probably amount to ona hundred and fifty killed and wounded:? Colonel Johnson, 8th New Jersey, musket ball in tha abdomen. Colonel Small, 2fltb Pennsylvania, alight wound In tha calf of tho leg. Geo. 8. Campbell, Co. C, let Maaaachuaatta, slight eon. tmioB on breaat. Cbaa. McCaualand, Co. K, lit Maaaachuaatta, shall coo. tnatona, arm and face. Barman Rl tar, let U.I. Artillery, shot wound in calf ef leg. Corporal DMM I.. Mercer, w. v, in ?wieaiiNtii, ?uak?>t ball through both thighs without striking bone. E. P. Noyee, Co. H, 3d New Hampehire, IWah wound to Ml ie*. John 0. Darling ,Oo. A, Id New Hampshire, bad aball conioalon lett tbtgb. John Botea, lat 0. 8. art liter?, akull fractured. John A. Eag?n,0o. F,l?l Mateachueetta, contuftoa. r. W. 8ptller,Oo. H, 11th Maaaaebuaatta, ahall on arm. p. J. Sawyer, Co. H, 3d Naw Hemp-hire, ball la rl(bt band. R. Howard, Co. B., 11th Maaaachuaetta, aball on band. OeorgeC. Da via, Co. A, 3d Naw Hanpahira, I art arm amputated. Herman Smith, Co. t, 3d New Hampshire, toft am amputated. N. n. Wallace, Ce B, ad New Hanpahira. Jacob Sloan,Co. H, lat V. 8. artillery. N. Taylor,Co. D, lat UastachiMctts, aball, arm ampu tated. First I.teutenanl Chandler Eakln, Mb U.S. battery, mir k-t ball thro igb left shoulder. AlvallumltUin, Co. U, 2d Naw Hampshire, Oaah wound la teg, slightly. Harvey HUI, Co. H, 3d Naw Harnpahlre, baU through tert band. Wesley Robinson, Co F,0tb New Jersey, fool shattered by fragment of f?h?ll?amputated. Charles Clerenon Osborne, Naw York battery, rlf ht fore flngcr shot off. Corporal George Steven*, Co. T, lat Masaachnsatfci, muaket ball in sbdomen. OrrinPrtx k, Co. E, 2d New H;4mj>?blre. en?l of i i^hl fore linger *bot off. Bgan lltlt/. Mattery D,New York, right hand ah' t off. Sewndiinutonaat Pike, Battel/ H, lat I'. *. artiUoiy, left leg "hot off below tha knee. Albert Rwrbnm, Cc. D, 24kk r*Bnayleaiita, killed. CliarWa Fmllb, t>a A, tlb New ,'eraey,ar. itmrlj wound e<l in the ab.U rncn, WillteaaB. Kejt.Ot e,l*t Haac*<>nett#, scalp wveud ] ??, Adjutant Sth New Jersoy, killed. A Urge dwelling in th* rear has taw occupied m ? Unjxirary hospital, and placed under the charge of Or. Mincer, of I lie Twenty sixth regiment Pennsylvania Vo lunteers. The Kxceisior brigaitojwas in the light, and nfTere* considerably," but was not able to atcertam d?iimi sufficiently reliable for putticution. Th* Part Taken l?y Ueiteral Kearney'* Division. Hkainua"rots Kxmnkt'S Dmsioa,\ Wn 1.UV3BI'RU, Va., Thursday, May 8,1H?2. J My last letter brought up the progress of events In tlili part of Uie Army of thell'oiumac up to daylight on Tuesday muruing. The battle of Monday ha*I ihown the euomy to he posted in bia works at Wi.iiamsbmg, and behind thorn la strong for cm before night had eloped in we had drlvon th enemy from four of h.u fori#, o it the d u ltne. s and ram that ensued h id prevented us from ascertaining wbother lie had abandon-id liU position entirely or not. The desperation with which he had fought, the heavy Iomsb we lutd sustained and the grout strength ?ud admirabi* position of Ms vrnrlri before Williamsburg led to the be* lief thai lie mi^ht probably give us another brisb on Tuesday. The wlioio army, therefore (exept tho>e di. vl?iM us w hich hud been sent up the York river ou ?learn er*), was moved to the front during Monday night. It will bo borne in mind that It rained Incessantly the whole of Monday and Monday ai;ht. and the slats of the roods (already sxi-crable), and tho toil generally, in eon se<tucnce of tbit dreadful rain, may be imagined. Thae it happened that, although with in<redibk> labor, ail the guns and caisson* (except tlxae la Btchardaou h divi sicu) had been brought to the front, and all the troop* had also com* forward (except Hichardsoa'* division). yet very lit tie provision* and bo haggag* whatever had been drawn ever tb* roads, twelve miles In extent, that stretch between two mliee east ?f York Iowa sad the buttle ground. The consequence was that our men bad nothing U eat except what was In theii haversacks, and no coflee exoept what they made lu (heir tin cups, over fire* built by the roadside. Never, however, were there a more cheerful set of aea Indeed their cheerfulness amounted to enthusiasm. > was on horseback all day Monday and part of Tueedayt and was on many occasions surprised at the exuber??cn of spirits which tho men disluyed. Th* long columns of infantry pushed steadily on In th* rain and Utrough th* mud, the latter often up to their knees, and always over their shoe tojts, singing merrily, and asking sack other Jocosely, "Who wouldn't be a soldier?" On Tuesday morning, as I stated in the close of my last Idler, the rebel aruiy could be seen stretched in order of battle across the country, hot ween their forts and Williamsburg. It was not knowu wbetb*.- or not the enemy had abandoned their forts. Thore was n* s gn of nn enemy on the ramparts, but that might be a stratagem on their part to lure our forcus on. Th* first object, therefore, was to ascertain wirnltor or not th* forts were abandoned. In oritur I" Ujii. Koaroej ordered a party of skirmishers lo irow just be fore the woods, to thi right and lea o. iho euomy'? large- t fort on the right. PKKPAR1XI1 FOR T11F. FIGIiT. Tlic field of buttle was one or tlio most magnificent (bat ran ho imagined. On emerging from the wools, facing nearly due \ve*t, th'spires of tho town of Williamsburg e.rtiM just ho .sen in the distance. The wholo space be Iweeu ihi town auil tho woods wn a most boatillfni I bin, Willi a few hollows and ravines. Abo t midway between the town and ilio w ods, and running In a nearly north and south line, were the forls or tbo onemy, oigbt in number. The rebel trooji# were drawn up botweee the town and tbe f >rts,and the battle gronnd of the pro ceeding day lay between tho woods and tho forta. THttll I l.Vd lXCIDKIT. General Keurrey's order was c?m:nnni<:ated by Oe:>? ral .1.-'meson to the troops to whom It wa? dire- tod. He oxi Vainc-.i 11 thorn what w.tfl wanted, ?nd d I recto I thm to palter cud n' t to approach in marl. But for some caiwe Ilio troops wuvorel. S^ein* this, Oc:ie-Hl Jameson rode ov.t hi front of his own brigade, whioli had hithoti been held In reserve,consisting of the Sixty-third PonnsvWa ll in regiment. Colonel Hays; the Quo hundred and flfth I* nnsTlvanla regiment, Colonel McKnigbl; the ITty seventh Pennsylvania, Colonel ram|>bell, and the Mi hty-ser?nth New York, Colonel Dougo, and, ad dress ii g the one hiiuired and urtli Pennsylvania regi men1, i. Wet if there w. s a lieutenant and twel\c men wh ? would rolnn eer to advanoe to tho enemy's fortT Instantly one hundred meii sprang forward. (X-neral ?lames*-a sei.t hark nil bi t twelve men and Ueuten.int J. I- Ciberl,of Company I. These thirteen br.ivo fellows, m receiving their directions, r.'.n rabidly towards the large fort, followed cloudy by (lenernl Jaml'oi in per hoc. l'a *i:.g around to the light, thc.v nntered the we* fully port,'.ml wore followed by Ceujral Jameson. Th* flryt man to enter the enemy V works was thj lieutenant Just named. At very nearly the sime tlrre the Sl*ty second New York (Anderson Zouave*) rushed up and book tt.e fort next on tho loft, and pla ited thereon the Stars and Stripes, "ihis gallant a t wa.? j orlo mod by Abram T. Perloe, Color Sergeant O?O-injur. jr C. tiik rknus uum b.xk. During thia tune tit* rebel line had boon gradually receding towards Wi'liannbnrj. l'.y the time we wore in fossesai' n of their wo !;s they had re trunted lo the t >wn, and oould b.? seen moving along the road to the uortInvert. Our troops prc'ioxl forward in pursi I', gome light artillery and cavalry and General .Jamison's Uriijn'te, being lothead \un. e. Ouer.il Jamiaon himself and Cuptrdn MoXeever* >.?i.~i-<tant A!;'Uut tleneral to General licist/olRufi, were tU.- fli>t ti eater WU Umaborg. Tho enemy we ??c ie treating rsptuly,abandoning lu th? r<v?d ennn- n. amm-: nit inn and ea ? on*. The r rear g :ard ha I not > leared Wiliiatrs jurg on tho wort when our advanced guard e terod it ill Ihe Cist. General.'auilpon v.o Id have |Mi:<hHl on with hip hripa-'e, but lie mas striei'v orrere! not to do so. Ilia orders wero to throw out nkiruibdier* and t kkois beyond the t. wn,and to take o.icl.isivc com in .ud oi the |>!aee, as c mmariler of the post, wb ch ho a iii. OUT CAT OK 0> WIMU.-UII.H.:?r?*rr.?THW o? ink riAi.it. <;u?r?1 w -re immediately pUoed bor ri' a 1 th: feo>isfli. li ft ,<iu became :tpj*reiit tli't t!:e Inlnlrttiwfs of (lie town asec'or.il tlilmr bad remained. I linvo vt-1 oil a pent Kiuuy h siseK, and fia.l tUn people to be, ur.lb >t slngb' ?Mi'ptin. litter k' '0 loni.ts. 1* ?r ?!.ria are lie p> of * oat woa'ili, ;.n.l their dwlltigs are r> i ii "li Ukl v.l:l> r"?< ! 11,1 ol.irsree. Vanv oftl.e!at'*r . r? o <i,but vo.y hanUn ru?ielruclu rr. The ton.i it ii i <|Ul'" ?'iC.Im?Ii g one of Hi - :M<',Vns rir i, an 1 hiv'.'.f an lir.->rtnni hte' ,'K'clvt !?>?:. r. ft tt Willi ? iminb r o.'cUiirt'lie.i?ih? 2 'pi? "v al rtvirch I.a ? tnc bern built lung bC!or?! till ItoV 'l tl ivi; Wt 1 i it* graveyerd nru lbs mr.b.i and tnontmvirs of i,way" o." the <i:<l dlgiiltarie???r Virsin'a, llie iwcripil i n on tlieminu incut*, topiaher \? itli ?h ? '-en's cf ai iii? ami ai nior alem b;<>ins ol' lli< J?<%'?a o.l.boiug nm:;y efT.icod by time William an.i M'ry (Village, which stair's at t!ie wst end' of the prlnciml Ift-eel. w.is founded In 1603, by Willi iir? i ami M?ry, h in? and Q I on o! i- u^lmd- Tlio " Hovorowl Kntber iu tied. lienry, Hi ho;> nf L ndop,'? nas ilie first Onm-ello ?. Tli# Ilisi o ?]???<? b'.iMuik, burned in 17o6 nxi rnbullt in 17? The orlg lis! deed > f trm.ilhr to the' ficu It waidrawn by John IUiid>l;>b. His written ovon r url en 1?. auMf '.lly I'lornlnatc! alioeis of pvrhme.it ??id in now iu ib? library of tho c 11-ge. II is aated Ma eh 10, IT.".'. In 1741 tbe exorcises <:t the c ll'ge w re *tis: rn-ii?d, and the b ilidfngs were altar nateiy ? cenpied, thn aummir bercrn Uia m?mo rabla picga of Yorktowu, by the IlrM k*b and French tro-ji#, as thay wcro Ibis sprit.g by the r.?bol and Tni^a farces The President's house, In which I writ# this let it, waa aociile.tally destroyed by ire while occupied by Ui?? Krencb afUr Ui? a?i(J ol Varlr. lown. It was rebuilt, in bitter i^ljrle than b :."tore,by tb* French g.ive/ument, and la Iu e*i-?ll?rit order d w. In 17HS <2ener?l Watbiuglon waa mail" Cbanc-ltor of lb* ? 'oiieite. Ilia origlnsl inter of acceptance, da led Mount Vernoa April 30, 1788. is preserved In tb? eolleg* 1|. brary. Ibe library il'i-lf la richly aurred with M%tk|iNi. rtan lore. In tbe vault* of the obi pel ropoaa the remain* or Sir Jibn Randolph, bias n, John Randolph, Pe/ton Randolph, P. oaldeit of I he a rat Atnerlc n OmgreM, lor* notetonrt, Bl^bop Madiaon and ChtncoMnr Nelson. Among the visitor! elected linee 17M have been the Baron de fttetourt, the Earl of t>ua me re, IWnja'nlu liar neon (father of I"r< ?ldent ITari laon}, Thomas JsfTeraoa, ?lames Madison, Richird Henry Lee, Henry Taaawall, &. irjre Tnctcr, John Tyler (the tr<4 Oorerner at Tlr Cof that n ima), Wm. Wirt, United Sutei Attorney ral, and John Tyler (aeeond Governor of Virginia ef that name). Among the atndrnla have been many men eminent mthebietnry of Virginia. The c->llafe waete opn raiton niUil the breaking out of the preaant war. and many at ita students are now In the Southern army. I hi. e round among the hrvmae, aom; among the beM In the place?entlre'y deserted and M ripped of every thing portable,but with pianos, books, mirror-, chan deliers, carp, is and histoids left benind. Ritsucb Instance* are tare. One or lite handsomest houses In tks p'are, known as Taxewell Hall, whs b ull by I?ord Ran dolph, ami afterwards remodeled by the Ta/ewell family. It la now nperMy fuml'hed; and the lady of the hmi?e, with roal gaud sense, roTuend le abandon tt whnn thn Couf derate troop-U-rt. 8baatlllooi upies It, With her ramily, anil my qt artcrs w.ll be In It for Ihe prevrnt, w Ith her kind consent, of rwrt*. I am happv to say that not a single article of propsriy, In houses o-cupmn by tbo labsbiisnls. b"F be n mok^tcd by our troops, rns <>s' iiai t o" Ttir nrmns. Th? sb^tinai j> f the flrM on Monday may be lnrorre4 fiom th'' met thai of one cour any <.f rebels In tbe Nirtis Cnrolios Kil'th reg.m?nt u > livn i.; are loftnllve. The CApt .'rn of one nf the c > npauli * ? Is hom woumfen. is a 2:'adis>te nT Wast Volnf. V'Tfl th it d trlnt the aetion tlio MbViesippI niid North < an.ll m rei ;.nents ati?<d tbolr i gi vnnd and I'ought I ill Ue) nun llfrally cut to pluocu by regiment after iecimenl < ourtf i'pe. Tlielr twrta In front nf Willi.i vsb-irg aro v?-f strong, trat their srnat strWRih IIM l i then- cnniiuamitag pnm turn, III.re were no tnig i -keu is tlio forts. Ths.ebcl* h aa li ?*s body of Indian In , p|i >o'j>r?, many boil ten 1.1 wli'iin were fonnd on the flel.l afirrthe battle. ArrivHl el'lVenuiltd Hnlillvrsfrom Yaik* lun ii. Tlie I'niScd Pt it?* trnnsjHirt Oci-nii Q>ieen, Capisin r# ?ry.f.-om York lown, Vs., arrived at thia psrt last nl, |,: li n ini( o:i b an! MttO r It k ati.l wi.cui.ed soidie a Tr to ibe army M Yorktonn. the men are In charge ? i:. - i\ The Oreai Q ere Y't anchored la tne North rlvar.

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