Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 26, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 26, 1864 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. ~rx WHOLE NO. 10,^74. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1864. PRICE THREE CENTS. SHERMAN. Desperate Fight at Atlanta on Friday Last. Fierce Assault of the Rebels on the Union Lines. They ire Repulsed with a Loss ef Seven Tlutisaiid Men# The Battle Cry M Remember McPhcrson." Tremendous Losses of the Rebel Gene ral Ilood Since Assuming Command, k(i| fcfla* Washington, July 25, 1864. Despatches to tho government reproeant that a great "battle was fought in Atlanta on S rid ?y, resulting In a Vwrlbie slaughter and a oouiplote repu'.soor tho enemy at every point. The rebels, holding the largest part of the city, as (vUie t our woriw on tbat day with great fury, evidently expecting to drive our forces out or the city. The Fifteenth corps, commanded by General Frank BHIr, icemod to be tuo special object or rebel wrath, as they n.a<ued against it la overwhelming foro e. Tbe Fifteenth re<?aiveti tua shook galhutly, and held Ma own until General Dod'io, with tbe Sixteenth corps, toe up, when the rebels were hurled back with great ?Uug titer. general J/>gan, at tbe head of the Sover.toarrth corps, went into battle with tbe rallying cry of "Remember ?foPherson." JNotk? The Seventeenth corps was formerly tinder the per son M command of General Mcrbersnn.? En. Hhuld.] Ttiie corps, as well as Blair's Fifteenth corps, both con etitntlng the array under Major General Mct'berson, fcight desperately, tho news of the dettb of their brave e^aimauder having been eommuuicated to them just be* (?reccing Into b.ittta. General MoPbersou was ,<hot while reoonnoiterlng. Be Iwame separated from lite stP.ir for a nmrcout, and a r*W)labari><thootor shot biro from an ambush. Tbe Urrlblo struggle ended by repulsing tbe enemy at ?very point of the ltn?. It was arranged tbat on Saturday the dead of both ?*mleA should be buried and the wounded removed, under of true. Our troops burled one thousand rebels left M tho field within our llnue, besides which Ik* rebela burled many of their own dead tbemselvea near their works. I'pon this baits II k estimated that the rebol killed and wounded on Frl ??r will excoed six thousand, the proportion of killed to Woanded In battle bning about one to aeroo. Our loss will reach about 2, MO in killed and wounded . Ike Fifteenth corps suffered severely, the euoiny's troopa ?a* lag been masked against lt.^ It wiw this act of UM eeerny , In part, that cost him each heavy loss. While the work of burying the dead and removing the weonded was going on oa Saturday , Sherman's heavy artllery was playing upon tbe elty. At the same Ume large Area wore ob.orved In ?tthrsBt ports of Atlanta, supi>oaed to ba ?aoeed by tbe destruction of supply depots and other eebet property, which tbe ecemy could not carry off and Mant wish to fail into our banda. Thto la considered ?a evidence of their Intending to evacuate the place. Several rebel generals are reported to be killed; bat their names are not yet glveo. [Not*.? to the above despatch there appears to ba aoaae confusion with tho numbers of the cot pe and tbelr ?-aam-nders. Tho Fifteenth corps is understood to be, ?a tt' has for some time been, under General John A. "Lagan, and tho Seventeenth unuer General Frank Blair? Ba CU -.iLD.] Oar Ipeelal Waahiagtoa Deapatclk. Wash moron, July 25, 1804. raa um rirrwo kssi'lts or rauuY's hatilb. At reports of tbe fights at Atlanta are regarded hers m big My satisfactory, and iadleatlve of a much more Mbetantial victory than the mere occupation of that city woe Id have been. According to the oiUcial accounts re ?sited since G ueral Hood assumed commat d of the rebel ?nay , he has lost over twelve thousand men, while Gen eral Sbermaa's luseue iu Killed, wounded and prisonera wtit not exceed thirty-live hundred. It ia believed tbat JtocU'a army must become se thorough)/ demoralized by bis crushing defeata and immense loesea, which must be ?till further largely lncr?aie.t, whether he continues his aaaaulM or oouiweuuas an euforced retreat, tbat tbe rem ?est can be of ilitFe benefit to the confederacy, even ?bouid the main body succeed to making tbelr eeeape, ?rbleb It la hoped the general smashing up of the rail i by Geooral Kouaseau's raid* may prevent. The Lioaeea la Frlday'a Diattle. Waeaisuiu*, July 25, 1864. A deepatoh to-duy from Geueral Hberman elates bia 1MB to the battle of Friday at lesa than two thousand, arbtle that of the enemy oannot be Ires than aeven tbou SH, awing te the advantage be took of tbelr effort to 4MB his left column. There Ih no offloial information be ahow that oar forces have entered Atlanta. Acreaati from Kaahvllle. N.otivut*, July 21, 1864. ?eneral Garrard's expedition has been successful, des #saylas the bridges at Covington, forty mllaa east of Atlanta. The public stores st Oovtoktoa and Ooneyer ware alao destroyed, with two thousand b ilea of cotton, ? lecomotlvo and train of cars. Two buudred prisonera M ?d a aumbor or horses were oaptttred. I Oar loss In tbe recent battle will foot up something Uaaa then two thousand . ' Wa have found ever one thousand dead rebels, psMrb, with the usual proportion of wounded, will muke tbelr lose over seven thousand Oar army ia In r od condition and tbe situation 1s fk parable. iMKotal news Is la from In froat of Atlanta. It la meagre, MP ae reverses are reported. General Phefmaa atlil akaiValBe hts position, nnd Is vigorously advancing. 4ta werai Koiik^^au has micros si t.lly fuidtled his orders, ??4 r.?p?rvt a loas of only twelve of hia command Mr.iD. P. Csninghxm'i Drapaleh. On m* Caamn?oruim, July 18, 1864 VLANtiau KOViesiT*. Aabange ba? been made lu our linee. Mcl'hersoa'i emmd baa ?A*-*lti awung round to the left and or oe-ed i river As tbvl are In position on tbe other side I do i think It prudrtnt to state at whit point. tie twen tfh corps orosaad dn tbelr right. Though the rebel afetreiwhers Opposed' their crossing, ftohoield sent net Skirmishers to the ^wntoons, who soon dislodged thoin , attowh>j< the tr -ope tat pass over and i>ccnpy a prominent foeitloa un the other side. Hooker's corps had some skirmishing with the enemy to thoir front. tnk saaata sau.|"o n*c?? srinv-ni s?i ?arleeV |Oorpn, irr fall lag bsck destroi ?a the splendid gt>Mway bridge acmee I be Cbattatio chre, also their paa taa^k fk# armv has heen onmfriratively quiet f?>r the piat ?re <>f fl* rtavs, aothmg tnMeg plice but somo skirmisb *??. enitiona.i with an "ooasi'mai irtiilery dual tas ant aaoa. At "on a'M^tX y eater. lay morning Wood's divlilon. of la* Ms tb a>'.*pe, ??*? a raplrt iw.irh thiou h the forest ><?(?( ..he la *10* 01 tiie ponUMns ai I'^oo ferry, to ena ^ ?? ik - M* n0,,# ,a ar> ea tbe river . 1 liouah eon sidersble opposition vu expected, ws w*ra agreeably disappointed to And the coast clear. Some diamountod cat air y war* la our front, but fled at our approach tn Mat*, loafing an accoutred borse, a cooked b reak - fast and a fow prisoners Id our hands. Ths latur stated that they bolooiad to Poarm'a cavalry, that Uie regi. merit waa about a mile la their rear, and that a squad of them bad been throwa out aa stirinL?hers and videttes. Though we bave advanced our lines about two miles be yond tbe river at soaaa points, we have mat nothing but a few aklrmlahers. THK BX11SI*. We have no authentic Information aa to Johnston's present whereabouts. Reports are very eon trad ic tory about him. Borne think that be will mnke a stand about Dve miles this side of Atlanta; othera that be will fall back to Btony Mountain, som* fourteen miles from Atlanta. It Ressacca ha stated that he bad fhermiui just wnere he wanted him; but soon changed his mind, and skedaddled. Again at Altoona ? then be had the Yan kees In the trap ; but it proved an open trap? a kind of sesama Next at Kenesaw. This was to be tbe fatal point for the line and hopes of tbe Yankees, but he soon bad to ler.ve his strong works. We are a long time ex pecting to find out this "right place" to suit Mr John* ston. Why, he Is rather fastidious, alter all, for an old veteran; for his ideas of this right place are rather luuuy. ?ATLANTA. I am well Informed that thor* la a great dearth of water about Atlanta, and that an army of flity thousand could not get a supply for a lortnlght. On* thing is cer tain? that is, tnat Johnston does not think Atlanta the right place; Cor tbe inhabitants are fast leaving It with their effects. All public property, with tho railway roll ing stock, bos also been removed. There are soiue Important movements now In contem plation that will open Johnston's eyes. A tew da>8 will tell a great deal. Arrival of General nePherioiri Remains at Jtaihvlll*. Nashvulu, July 25, 1804. Tho remains of General McPherson reached hero at nine A. 11. to-day, and were escorted through to the Louisville depot by tbe Thirteenth regulars. Captalu LaraoDte, of the Tenth Tennessee Infantry, Colonel Scully, of tbe regular artillery, Generals McKlroy aud Gillom and Governor Joboson aud stud", were in tbe procession, which oomprisud all the offl oers of the different departments In the elty. The re mains loave by special train, at twelve o'clock at noon, aocompanied by a guard of the Thirteenth regulars, of two officers and fifty men, to Sandusky, Ohio. Tbe streetB were thronged with citizens, and all the em* ployes of tba Department! assembled to honor th? re mains of General Mcrhersun. REBEL ACCOUNTS. The Engageihent of July 19. Tbe Richmoud DitpatcA of July 21 has the following:? Atlahta. July 20, 1884. Reynolds' brigade attacked tbe enemy's line of skir mishers last evening, at Poacbtree creek, and took pos session of tbalr intrenctiments. lie then charged tbe re serve plckots, supported liy Ihlworth's corps, and cap tured one hundred and filly prisoners. The Eigniietb Illinois regiment lost In killed and wounded oue hun'ired. Tbe loss of tbe Fiftieth Ohio was severe. Phoi'man evidently 'ntends to rebuild the railroad bridge across tbe Chattahoochee. Howard's Foartb army corps, wblcb was *n this side of the river, has recrossed, having been relieved by two divisions of Dodge's Six teenth corps. Schofield's division, Twenty-third corps, and Garrard's division ot cavalry are on this side, about a mile from the river, on Buckhead road, having thrown up breast works. Tho enemy are massing tbuir troops on oar right, with sn eye towards Stone Mountain. IBPOmVT FROM WASHIIGTGH. Call for a Government Loan of Two Hundred Millions. Circular of Secretary Fesaeti den to the People. Appointnoat if a Now Assistant Trtasnrsr lor New York. The Hundred Days Militia and the Draft Exemption, fte? At* te Wassixatos, July 20, 1894. how tatlor's appointment as sub-tkkahurbr fOR NEW YORK OITT. Moaee Taylor, a prominent merchant of New York, baa been appointed Assistant Treasurer of the United Bute* la that ctty. This appointment is regarded as the Initiatory step in tbe oocclliatory policy to b* pursued by the Treasury DeperMneat towards tb* meKaotil* and financial men of N*w York, In view of tb* claims upon tbeir liberality about to b* pr wonted by the gov ernment. BEORBTABT Kk?BR*DBN> NOTIOB OP A NSW OOV RRMMBMT LOAM. Secretary Fessenden, under authority of so act of Congress of Jun* laet to issue an amount not *xeeeiling (900,000,000 la Treasury notes. Ac., has to-day given notice that aabecrlptlons will be reoelvad by the Treasurer of tbe DnlUd States, the several Assistant Treasurers snd designated depositories, sod by tbo National Banks designated and qualified aa depoaitoriea and financial agenta for Treasury aotaa payable three years from August 15, lt>64, bearing interest at tbe rat* of seven and three-tenths per cent par annum with semiannual coupon* attached, pay able In lawrnl money. These note* will be coovertlb:* st the option of tbe holder, at maturity into six per ceat gold bearing bonds, redeemable after five and payable twenty years from August 16, 186T. Tbe note* will be issued la denominations of lift-, one hundred , five bus d red on* thousand, and fir* thousand dollars, end in blank, or payable to order, as may be directed by ths subscribers. All subscriptions mast bo for fifty dollars or some multiple of fifty dollars. Interest will he allowed to August 16 on all deposits mad* prior to that dat* and paid by Mm department upon re oelpt of these original certificates. As the notes draw Interest from Angust 16, persons making deposits subsequent to that date must pay tho interest accrued from tbe dat* of tb* n*t* to the dat* of ta* de posit. Parties depositing twenty-five thousand dollars imd upwards for theee notes at any ons tlms will be al I lowed a commission of ons quarter of one per eent, wbleh will be paid by the Treasury Department upon the re ceipt of a bill far the amount certified to by the offloer with whom ths deposit was made. Wo deductions for commissions must be made from the deposit. Accompanying this advertisement, In a circular form, Is Secretary Fessenden's sppeal to tbe p*opl* of tb* United States, In which be says ? The circumstances under which this loan Is asked for and your aid Invoited, tbougn differing widely from the existing State of allairs Ih'ee years ago, are sucb ss af ford equal encouragement asd security. Time, whil* proving that tho struggle for national unity was to ex coed in duration ami severity our worst aoHoipstluts, bus tested the national strength and national resources to an extent alike nnespected and remarkable, excitug equal astonishment at hems and abroad. Three years of war bava burdened yon with a debt which but three years since would hsvs seemed boyoad your ability to meet. Yet the accumulated weaitn and productive energies of lbs nation bave proved to be so vast that It has been boroe with compare tire ears, and a peaceful future would hardly feel its weight. Ss a price paid for national existence and the praeervAtton of free institutions. It di es not de*?rvo a m< ment'e consideration, lbue far tbe war lias beea supported sod carried oo, as W only could have been, by a people resolved, at w loiterer cost ef blood snd trea sure, to transmit unimpaired to posterity the system of fro* government bequeathed to ibem by the great men who framed jt. This deliberate a d patriotic rewire fta? developed a power surprising even to thetn selve- It bas shown that in leas than a century a nation has arisen unsurpassed In vigor aud eihsnstiess In reMwrcae. able to lomiuiU through a series w y* rs ?ar on lis urn i . i. an lie e .lo, snd feuding Itself when near Its aiosn a van 'St nam ? ? i en iu all Its material elements of poaer. It hn? at the present n.atnent great armies In Ihutleld, facing an eneaur aim*rei*W approaching a p* I rlod of attar exhaustion, bat still struggling with a force Uia greater anil mora desperate ?? it s>-ee and bocauso It taes, the near approach ot a (In >1 and fatal consummation. Such, In my deliberate judgment, is the p esout condition of the great coniaat (or civil liberty In which you are now engaged. Up to tbe present moment vou hive readily and cheerfully afforded the mating neoeesary to support your government la this protruded strugb'io. II I* your war. You proclaimed it. and you hive sustained it against traitors everywhere with patriotic de votion, unsurpassed tu the world* history The aecurit.oa offered are such an should command your ready confidence. Much ellort bag been m j? i? "?"ke public faith in our national credit, both at borne auU abroad. Afl )et wa bave apked do foreign aid. ( aim aqd eel f reliant our own raoaus thus lar have proved adequate to our warts. Thfy are yet ample to meet those of the present and future. It (till remains tor a patriotic people to t'uruish the ueedful supply. Tbe brave moo who are ttghdug our battles by land and gea must be fed and clothed. Mu nitions of war of all kinds must be fur nished. or tbe war must end in defeat and disgruoe. This Is cot tbe time for any lover of bis country to inquire into tbe state of tbo money murkut, or ask whether he cm so invest bis surplus capital as to yield hlra a larger return. No return and no prolit can bo desirable If followed by national dissolution or national divgrnce. Present profit Ibus acquired is but tbo pre cursor of future and speidy destruction. No investment can be so surely profitable aa that wh en tends to ensure the national existence. I am encouraged In tbe belief that by the recent legislation of Congress cur finances may soon be nlaced upou a rounder and mo'e stable foot ing. The present deranged condition of tbe currency Is imputable, In a great degroe, to disturbauoes arising from tbo withdrawal of necessary chocks orteti inovitab e in time of war, when the expenditures mint largely ex ceed any possible supply of coin. The opportunities thus presented to acquire sudden wo'iith h.ivo led to vicious speculation, a cousequeut iucrouau of prices and violent fluctuations. The remedy Is to be found only In controlling the neces sity which bogets the evil. Hitherto we liavo felt tiio need of more extensive and vigorous taxation. Severe commotit bus been mado tijion what seemed to muity an undue timidity and tardiness of action 0:1 the part of Con gress in this reaard. 1 deem it but just to b:iv that very great mii-appreheusion has existed, aud pet baps still esisrs, upon this point. Legislators, like all others, havo much to learn in a new condition or aiiHirs. Au entirely new system was to be dovised, ana that system must necessarily bo tbe ,-rowtii of time aud experience. It is not strange that tbe lirst eflorts should have proved imporfcct and inadequate. To Jay heavy burdens on a great aud patriotic people in such a maimer as to bo equal, and 10 as to occasion the least amount of suiTering or annoyonco, requires time, and caution and vast labor; and with all these experience la needful to test tba value of tbo system and correct its errors. Such lia? been the work that Congress was called upou to perform. I am han; y to gay that daily results are proving tbe internal Keveuue act to exceed iu eOicieucy the most sanguiue expectations of Its authors For tbo mouth of Juuo, IStM, it vielded about four and a half milllcus of dollars, while tbe cor responding month of this year returned about fifteen millions under tho same law. Under tbe now law, which went Into operation on the first day of the present month, the Treasury frequently recoivcs oue million In a day. As time and experience ennb'e the ollicers employed in collecting tbo revenue to enforce tbe strength of tho provisions of the new law 1 trust that a million per day will be found the rule, and not tho ex ception. Still, much apace is undoubtedly left for ira prove men t in the law and in its administration. As a greater amount of necessary information is acquired the proper sources of revenue and the most elective mode of obtaining it are best developed in the execution of tbe existing laws; and I ha/e causad measures to bo initiated, which Will, it is believed, enable ('engross solo imuroxe and enlarge the system as, when taken in connection xvlth ttie re\ 0 nuc irom oust' ins and other sources, to afl; rd an jtmi lo and secure basis for tbe uatloimi credit. Oniv on such a basis, and lo a steady and vigorous restraint upon the currency can a remedy bo found tor existiug evils. Such a restraint cno ooly be exerciscd when the government is furnished with means to provide for its hece?.j;tie->. Hut without the aid of a patriotic \ eople tbe unn ot' tbe Ki'vernmcnt is powerless for thin or any other desirab.e end The denomination of the notas proposed i<i bei; sued, ranging from fifty to, tive thousand dollars, place these securities within tbo roach ol all .vho u.-a dis p<> od to aid their oountry. For thoir redemption the 1 toab and honor and property or tbe country are solemnly pledged. A successful issue to this contest, now believed j to be near at hand , will largely ethance their valco to [ tbe holders, and, peace once restored, all burdens can be ; lightly borne. He who selfishly withholds his aid in the hope of tuning hla available means to greater immediate profit is speculating upon bU country's misfortune t. acd may Uud wh?t seems to be present gain lead- to future loss. 1 appeal, therefore, with onfidcnco to a loyal and patriotic people, aud invoke the efforts of ail w ho love their country . and desire for it a glorious future, to aid their goverument In sustaining its credit, ar.u planing that credit upou a stable fonudniion. W. 1'. I'KfcsENDEN, Secretary of tbe Treasury. Ol.ERAt 8A.NDKOBD'S CONFKKEN'Cg WITH THK WaH ULl'ARTllfc.VT. The negotiations between CeD"ral Sandford aud the War Pepartment relative to the liability of the hundred flays men to tbe Impending draft are anil progressing. No conclusion having been arrived at to-day, owing to the illneea of Provost Marshal Ceneral Try. The parties interested with Genetal Sandford in the effort to in duce the government to exempt the hundred days men, seem quite sanguine or success, white, on tbe olher livid, officials here aarert that no modification ef tbe order will be made. It Is expccted thai the matter will be tinally adjusted lo- morrow. It fs claimed tbat under tbe terms of the law men who are In tbe [inited States service when a draft takes place are not liable to be drafted. Tbe queetlon has been submitted to Mr. Wblting, the Solicitor of tbe War Iiepartment, who has given his opinion that tbe exemption does not apply to men called on! for a special ptirpoee for a short term of service only. Tbe hundred days men Irom Ohio, Indiana snd other Western States were recoived with tbo exprcsa understanding that such servloc did not exempt from drafts; but it appears that no ancb statement cr arrange ment was made with Gvernor Seymour, aud bencethe I mlsnndoratanding has ariseu. As tbe War Da pertinent claims to be aoting undor a strictly legal construction of the Isw, it is difficult to see how tbe matter can bo other wise arranged than on the basis heretofore anuoi.uc d. should it be decidcd that tbe httidred days men fr< 10 New York are exempt, of oourse all tbe other Sutrs would demand similar concessions, and thus the number of mea uxp?' ted to bo furnished under the last cat will be materially reduced, end tho ditto ;ity of obtaining promptly tbe five bundled thousand greatly inoreised. attRi v at. ar Mcuriiti* ok two tuiiusanu 0/ umn. smith's ranoNKKS. Colonel IToftman, Commissary Genoral of pru.?a.ors, ha* received a despatch announcing tbe arrival at Mann tits of two thousand prtao tiers of war, captured iweritly by tbe expedition under General Andrew Jackaou Smith if bis battles with Forrest and other rebel gecerais. rnjl KILLKP AMD WOUNDBD ?01.Ill?*? or THK RBCKNT ItatLWAT CUI.LIBION IN rkNNMYLVANI A . The following is tbe official report to the War Doi-art mant ol guards and prisoners of wur killed aud woonded by tbe collision on tbe route between New York snd Kl mira ? Fourteeu of the guard k illo.1 ; three do. wounded, since dead, sixteen do. wounded? total, thirty three killed and wounded. Forty prisoners of ?sr killed eight do. wounded, alace dead, nia-ty three do woond ed? total, one hundred and Torty one killed auit wounded of the prlsonera of war. Tola guard und prisroera of war killed and wounded, one hundred and ocventy-iour. LIKVTKn AftT FOOT NOT EIL1.1P, BUT A PRtiO\m. Lieutenant Frank Foot. One Hundred and twenty -first New York reglmout, reported kil ed in tbe Wtldernese bailee, la sate and well, in Llbby prl*?.n. Tlie Lieut on ant was badly woun tad aud loel a iei{ a howitkhr battfry in tiik mavt ntrtKrxf sr. Tne oierks in the bureaus of tbe Vavy Department are organizing a toll howtt/er battery to be used hi the de fence of tbe city against ruture attacks. Mr .Inhn Rrnodt of the ordnance Hureau has beeo eleoed captain.be hav ing the advantage of long experience In the Ordoanco pep rtment of the Navy Yard. Properly bandied a light howttxer battery would be of great serv oeaa'de. leuaive oiwratona. Celonal Jsqitfia, the Volanlrtr Ainbas. ?ador In Hlchmoad< [CorreipoadeDce of tbe ( birago frlbone j , , , , III., July 21, 1H84. t o'orel James Frezlnr Jsqoere is a Dative of Indiana, aged forty-four, graduated at tbe Indiana Asbdry ('Di versity in 1S4A, was admitted to the bar in 1840, Joined tbe Illinois Annual Conference Motbodlat Hulao'ipa! Church in 1H47, was elected Prneidcut of tbe Kernels t ol lege at Jacksonville, Illinois in 184U, and re?i*ne<1 la IS ft, was elected President of gmnoy collere in laftfl where he remaiued until the war oommenoed. He im mediately took the field la defence of tbe government assisted in ralalcg several regiments, aa< commissioned ohapialn of tbe Sixth Illinois eavalry Just before tbe battle of Sb lob While his regiment was stationed at Paduran he became apprised of the intended attack, wont to Ravsonah and communicated wltb General Grant. The attack tame in the direction, and wltblu alt hours of ths I irac predicted. He remau.ed until after tbe battle, and rendered efficient aervlee in many ways. Wovsmor Yates, learning these tacts, ottered hlui a colonels oommlsaioa, with the privilege of raisin* a regiment from the State at large. He eo<? sucoeeded le raising what is known aa tbe preachers' regiment? Ste.enty tbbd lUinoia volunteere. Three weeks arter lesvng Camp Hotter the regiment wa3 In hatiio at Ter ryviiie. subsequently st stene river, Cbiekamaugt, Mia slon ftidge, snd during these engagement* tbe O'l'a.el distinguished himseli as a brave, e"ol and skilful eom mander. In one of these esgagements he bad two horse* killed under bim For i< me moot its pest he ins eom m *ded a brigafte. He whs summoued to Wash ngken shout three weeks ago In politic* t olo, el Jsquese was a whig, a terwairf a rs(>uhiicsn, and slway? oi.tt - avry, I 1 He is an eloquent Bveakc. s Bnc?es?fal educwiior and ! i heavy abolitionist: % t rave soldi <r. ai d au e<rue?t, 1 | aneraetic man; has a is insik .h e pi.wer < ver ntee. hm > i Ki copses bs could slwi^s *e? out ct aacrate sum1 >u - ? ' any of hia 0 aaam iWB. C R A N T! Progress of the Operations Arouud Petersburg. CEN. BIBNEI'8 NI.W COMMAND. Additional Details of tho Visit of the Secretary of State to tbe Seat of War, TEE SECOX? CORPS. Mr. Plnley Anderson's Drffiatchi Ashy up tub Potomac, .nkau PrrKW-Ht'ito, ) July 23, 18u4. ,J GKNEKA1. SlRVhT. Major Goneral Ilirrey has been transferred from tbo Army of the Potomac to General Butler's Pepartment. By a special ortfer from Lieutenant General Crr.ot bo liua baeu i8Hi|;ucd to tbo command o( tbe Tenth army corps Immediately after receiving that ordor yesterday tie pro ceeded to make tlio Decenary arrangement* for changing from tbe old command to Uio new. I bc.ro aro fow attach ments stronger than those formed hotv.osu compautoDB Id arms or tbe Held of battle; and bene, though called to aunme greater ret^pooR i bllitlea and higher h. norn, it waa not wltboui lingering re^ rots tbat General Blrnoy bade farewell to tbe Third dlvlslou ot the Second corps, with which be hns boon bo long and so favorably identified. That division has been comtnatdod by him ever since the death of tbe lamented Kearny. Its history la intlmatoly and honorably associated with the wonderful campaigns of the Army or tbo Potomac General Blrney brts fhuwn himself worthy or the conQ' dunce that nns been reposed in him. Those who hive bad perrouai kuowltd&o of Mb operations lo tho Sold concur in tho opluion that be Is a very valuable officer. His. servioe* In this campaign have Justly Increased his reputation. lie has steadily carved bis wuy to tho proud position which he at present oocupies. On the evo of his departure from tho second corps a number or officers called at hlB headquarters last evening aud bade him adieu. The occasion was enlivened by tbo performance of some fine selections by the Third diviclon baud. L'pcn relinquishing command the General Issued tho folk) wKg tare well words to his troops:? UBOUUI. ORDRRB ? NO. 46. H kadqcabtlks, Tumid InviBioM. Sbtond C m s, ) July Tl, It?64. / In obedience to Special Orders, No. 04, from Headqusr. ter.?, Armies United Stales, I relinquish '.ou. maud el tins ditlsk n. In parting with my comrades and compaplnns in arms, after so long and eventful a connection, 1 maybe per nutted to say that it Is to mo a very |uinful duly, and I shnll always remember with pride the reprti' jis 'hat I have bad the honor to command, i.nd shall loci the d'?j> est interest in their future. 1). li. EiltNEY, Major General Volunteers. Tenting his late headquarters nt An esrly hour this morning, bo reported to General Butler, and then assumed comnixud oi ttie corps, lie Mas accompanied by 0. plains Briscoe, No'He and Sweet, personal aids-de cunip. rapt. Bri?coe (a model flail officer) who was wounded iu tlio enr.y - art of this campaign, I think at tipot?ylv ioia, baa Jual roti.rucU to acti\o duty. GKNRRAI. *? tn. Brigadier General Mott was to day assigned by Gentvrnl Iltucock to the command of the Third division. General Mott Is universally esteemed as a gallant aohlier ami a genial gentleman. Alter assuming oommand of tbo divi sion he announced his staff ae follows:? Mkjor John Hancock, Aasleltnt Adjutant General Volun teers, .Valiant Adjutant '.ouetal (??ip'otn George W .lobnes, Assistant Quartermaster Volunteers, Assistant Quartermaster. Captain C M It >bius, Commissary Subsistence Volun teers, : ?.-> Subsistence. Kurgenu Orphoiid Kv oris .Twentieth Indiana Volunteers, s'urgeouln Chiof Maiir Jonn Will Ian, Sixth New Jersey Volunteers, As sistant Inspector General. Captain W. W Rr? ninan , Ninety-third New York Volon tesrs. Provost Marshal. Captain E. Ijllord, Ninety ninth Pennsylvania, Ordnance Officer. Captain Joseph II. Crawford, Sixth New Jorsey Volun- j tears, Ku^lneer Officer. first Lieutenant Wni. J. Shreves, Second tnited States Sharpshooters, Assistant Commissar/ Masters First Lieutenant Thomas 11. Fisher, Eighth New Jersey Volunteers, Aid de Camp First Lieutenant Wm. G. Thompson, Sixth New Jereey I Volunteers, A Id ale Camp. Klrst Lieutenant Jno. R. I'anooast, Uns Hundredsaad Tentli Pennsylvania Volunteers, Ambulauco Officer. The Third division, aud not tbe Third alone, bat each division iu the corps, ia in floe condition. THE FIFTH CORPS. Sir* l>. A. Hundrltk'a Deipalchcli llBAKliUARrlRS, FlVTB AMI CORrH, ) Rkforr 1'ktxbsih'RO, July 22, 1894. J a BRORT AUD SHARP ?*0? SIJIRWT. Kicept about h i If an hour's brisk cannonading Just be fore night, Intermlng'od with pretty sharp musketry, there has nothing occurred to-day worthy of special note. Our side surtalnnd very little loss from the Drlng. There waa no apparent cause for Ibis oounter hnat le demonstratios; but tbe enemy commenced U, and our guns and muakets quickly accepted the challeogo, as tb?y always <lo, and tbme seemed for a while good prospect ot a lively, prolonged and deaperato eugagoment growing out of It. But no general engagement ensued, aud tbe setting sun sank with quiet restored, and, Instead of shrieking shells and murderous musketry, bauda of iouaIc played national oirs, and a oorae race cio.ed the d iy'e programme WATRR. Tbe enemy, aa can be gatbered frcsn the Sotitn oru papers, are congratulating themselves that ws sre suffering from a soareity of water, aud commiserate our soldiers and teams on ac<* uint of the extra and fatiguing labor of bringing water to supply (be army fr<'tn tbe Jamea and Api?mattox jrivers. Little know they of tbe ferillity of Yankee en terpiise and ingobuity, and Its inherent power to make adverse clrcumstancee yield subservleoce to its neoessi tles. No New England village sbows more wei's I ban we have bare, and angular poles, imitative of tbe aid rash - loued New luiglaad sweeps, are here, aud tbe water some of tbe wells are forty feet deep? Is as oool, clear aud refreshing aa tbat drawn from the rocky depth* of New 1 ngltud soil. Tbo old faahloned well eurb and tbe m ee covered buoket and memorlee of thirst slaokened In b y bond day* are only wanting to rurn'sh a thrum for poet to indite living rbymee aa Immortal aa that song of tho late lamented Samuel Woodworth, "The "Id Oakan Backet." And there Is a tbeme for higt.er poo try, for tragic and grandest verso, In the grou.-e ef bronzed soldiers waiting their turn to draw water, in their knapearka and cartridge boxes borne by e.ch, em hlematle of tbe oarneet struggle for life aad national ex istanoti bringing them here; in tbo patrlotki g> w .ighting each countenance; In the look of determlnatlun to flght and die for the restoration of constitutional sovereignty , and that the .Stars and Stripe* may ones more wave to triumph over a country nntted and at poaoo RBTTRKRU OmCBRB. Lieutenant Oolonel White and Captsia Fucker, of ibe Flgkteenth Masaachuaetts regiment, both of wbom were wounded in tbe Wiiderneas, retnrne>l to-day, iecovere.1 from tbeir wounds, to rejola their regiment. Captain Burt has been for some time in oommand of tho regiment. Lieutenant General Grant and General Meade visited our headquarters to-day, and, with General Warren, rede along our antlre line, BRADqrART*RS. Kifts arm <' CaiIII-H, \ baroaa 1'rtbssbcro, July 38, ISM. f The advance of Sherman to Atlanta, news rf which reached us tbis morning and whs promulgated to the army tbta afternoon, la tbe present all absorbing topic of talk and e rgratulstiou. It la a movemeat wcrtn ta ting about, ? aa tbat laaplree with Increased ardor onr brave soldiers, tbat strenntbens each arm and nerve, sad pitn-k aad bope, a movemeat, the precursor of the great and final v let >rjr th.it must now toon wlad up tula aeenrsed rebellion. ARRtat 0? DR. SRTART. Dr. flrysnt, a on ewhat venerable aod at the prs>?nt time r.itber i>te>it epreeeatatlve ef the l-j?colapean pro. Ih?atnn, iivmf a ah rt J .ia^oe <mtst<1eour lines, w;sar re?ied today to h* he rt ee a hostage 'or l.?etiten?at ^ nr*eor raptured st his in i sr < ,ow six- ?< by *uer r ! **. a t '"niiiUS i i r.i ,m% .M-r- i ? i < . th. it*. . ? .. .... ti ik. il, .... .... ,? ? was at I)r. Bryant's house, s^elnir to B"Oie *?'")? guard ne had stationed there tils olllct&l position ? is ni|la|iii)J lo ttisvi.br Has, but notwilhsiaudiug this lb >y to it him prisoner, aithouth mil iiiter'eriug with the Jul. Clots Ion i>D guard Geueral Crawford, mceii'ed at the Irregular aii' I uiittiitial capture. hug caused Dr. Bryant to bo held a prisoner Id our llni, au.i ibote < but litt.e duuot ttist it #ai result in liie speedy ruio.ite of i. o .1. Ktuigooa. cai-ta i* .itrKtiu'd yt.v ipro: \T*n;i?T. Obtain Jack. In, V!X' .eutb Michigan re^tmetit. hu been placed lo command of tho detachmcnt of sharpshooters belonging ro tho First division. I.'o is at) experlaiKOd and moat cap ibio ollicor. THK WtHTfirW continues dellschtful! y cool in<i tho fact is most ? ratot'ully apprecleiod by otir aoldlors in the trenches, ami ?lok itui wound-id iu hospitals. J hero has boou very llltJe tiring to da/. THi: SIXTH CORPS. Mr. James C. I'M tipn I rick's De?p*fot*? Nijrta / ttvt v Coar5>, llr.-ous Pktww'I"ro, V*,, ) July 23 ? A. U. J a ureurt. Yesterday af tor noun ft brigade which was about to bo relieved iu the irenchos emptied musKets, aiming them at tho rebel works J tic eucmy, supposing an ultacic was lut'.-udal, bet'in moving troops, and o; euodfr ni a buttery wUicbhad been heretolore tna.icud, Thoro was sharp firing for an hour or more, and many au^jioo. il a genora; engage ment was in progress. THE TL.VTH CORPS* 31 r. William II. Merrlnm't Clripiif 1. HKADQiuiTras, Tin mi atuy (jok.**, I HaT''at:Ktt Uoc??, Vu., July -2 ? 10 1'. 51. J OKNSBAL I.IiSKKY AND Tilt; TKNTU OOBt'r). It may to well and truthfully suiJ tuat tli? fortunes of the iils'.orlc nui good bid Tenth corps are varied, and illy calculated t > promote its efficiency, though the ma terial as to both officer? and mou ia of do solid a cbarac tor as to 3Uc?-Hd'aliy bear it up above and beyond all its domestic vi lasiuicies, to whlcb there seams to be no end. lie commanding officer la a new man to the corps every few d:.ys, save neihapa in the < aae of General Terry, just relieved to nioao way for General Birney, the special otdor appointing whom was proraulg ited to day, and who, it is believed, w.li be continued in command by tho Prasliiont tto much praua can scar -elv bo awurded the oorp- , in vi< ".v of the nature and extent of its iiaat sorvicos, and they are not fow who venture to hope ih\t u new career ol honorable activity aod useful ness in Ibo fluid awjila the troops of this command, v hlch li a a atrr ug friantl iu Uajor Uetioral ilutlor. One of the divtyious of tho 'l'cuth, uuiler co niamd of General John W. Turner, has boen doiuj noble servtca In front of l'etersburg for uiuy lrag and weary weeks past, Iu the trencher andoth"r reiovunt stvits thereabouts; and it is but tmo to say that they compare far more thuti favor ably with the proud, spirited and patriolio righleecth, fixlu and N'lnth corps, formins a portion or our forces at t! w .'ibnorbloi; point. ??u>! who, by virtue of uumbor.4 and the advantage of pra^ci'i* in forco on the grant sueue aeent to do au.bitiuu3 of weannj; all the laurais aud Deariug away all the tionors or the Ficge. The co-(i.i ut also roprosenled l.tryol.y at I'eep R> ftoio, where it fornix a rart of cur forces holding tuat pu sitiou. Uere, too, it ham hoo.i foremost in duty aud Bun co-*, and bav r?t?lly a ldod another bright jiaragraph to tha p!it ? that shall in Uiof lture near Its gallant Ul.tury upon I Its tore. General Bi'r.cy will at oitoe nssume command and announce Ills stall, while Uencrai lerry will rem. mo command of his able and strong division. : he sti.tr of General Brooks,' lately conimaudinii the corpa, have all deitarled to uow spheres, and in soma luatai<<Ms, I tun happy to say, with new rank. THE KWUILKWTH CORPS* Mr. Jolia A. Brady's Ostpatshai. HuAr^vaJnr^B, Fightkkntii Atmi fVmra, 1 I.t Tits Kikld, July Vi, 18H4 J M0HTAK8. YasUrday tho artOlery firing along tha front subaldad to an uuusual qaiet. lhe only firing through the day was caused by the discharge of our eoborn mortars, which draw a reply from some of the rebel but teries. After the exchange of a few shots, However, the duelling entirely ceased. At about sight or nice o'clock In the evening firing recommenced on both sides and lasted for about an hour. KCB?t iftoon 001.10 sosrs. A number of trains loaded with troops have been seal from Vetera burg towards Richmond. They are probably intended as a reintoroomeot to the rebel raiders retiring from Maryland, aa we bear that Crook and Wrl gut are pursuing the latter vigorously Uiroagh the t-h?o*od.>ab ?allay. oot osm h. * oubtom, of the Fifth artillery, who bas for some I me past been abluf of artillery lor this corps, and whtme skilful selection of poutoons for, and scientific management of, bis guos has proved so destructive to the rebels, baa been relieved from duty here and assigned as Inspector of Artillery Tor tbo whole army. Cohmel Burton le the only rsKiilar colonel on active sorvice,' and the place be vacates hare will not without gr ;at JilTicuity be filled ae ably. H*AWijrr*!u?, KitmriBjnti Ak*t i ars, 1 Is nis Kist.n. July Z't, lStJ-l. } Everything his beon >]ulet along ibis front f?r tba laat twenty tour b urs. m a joa aassKAi. oao has been assigned to the oommaud or this cor^4, r?t *? ln? General Martlndalo, who geea North with t' a Intertl. n oi res.gnmgon account o bid health, ueueral ButUr has beeu making stren i us eil'orts to obtain the saign rnsnt er t> neral Mart indale to the oomtnand of the Tontb cerps, but tha latter a braUh forbid' him ai-oaptin; it HeaOvriSTRIUI, hK.BTKKNTH AMMT 1 '' f.'TS, I In ihb 1 Ui.u. July -J.;, lay*. / The firing to-day was, ae naual. very slight. An occa sion jI discharge of a musket, ai d one or two abflle ex cbspgo<l with the enemy, constituted tba sum totsS ?f the iigntlug in front of this corpa iMrtrm.1 or artims*' ? majos iri num. The artillery in |.ositlon in front of Petersburg was inspected to -.lay by Colonel Howard, ln'pe>.-' r of Artil cry for Gacnrsl Butler, ai.d everything found in perfect order, t^lteei Burton baa bean aucc??d?d hy Major Thomas S. Trumbull, of tbe First Tonneoticut artillery, a* chief of aitrilary for this eorpa, a .4 lias been bi tLf> Ing the rebels for some time past with hi- close a*t?nliu<i to any new batterl-s ihev have veutJtad to <ti>en up si our trcoi*. ntrwASi>iN?) ra km Tor some time peel stringent orders have bean In fore a forbidding tba exchange of pa'?rs with the enemy, Tta rebels have been msklig many !r i!tl"M eff->r la to erect aa excLang? (or the last lew aj?. To nuht a colonel of a Georg.a reglmeut sent one of bis men over to our liree for thl* purp <>o. 1 be oilVer iu nimmand if tte pi.-ket Ordered htm back, but ?ome of the men having al ? U out ?'come on, " he a ivanwl Into our Ilea, a* tie had seen tbo position of our pus it became uecejavv to re tain him as a prisoner. IKtih mv -m no. At about tea o'clt ek to niglii the rebels >ud<!ebiy obeccd a heavy flre on our front and rl :ht ' nh. tor two hours the light bss been cont'oulng with 'it a paose. and seams to be at Its Iieipht as Iwilt^ Burton .uni Uow are at (irtisent thunderitig wish their thluy potin'' era, while Unwell I* U iug aaiv '?,aiid Jatks n's aid Hall's moi tara are busily enyafed hrowing sb< ll. A I in i?t every battery on onr frout ntd Hunk haa become engagod. acd It Is bardly pna^ible for tha enemy t o>n tinue much longer before they are silenced. AFFAIRS THE JAm.H ttlll.R. Bi. Wlllliam II. llsrrlsm'i Bttpatih. jA*nsRiv?,n, \ a., July 22? 1: yen lug. in* t mi At shuwbkshv n.* me. The enemy have oot bnen unmindful of this pesitkn Vi (!ay, and couaUlersble aettvily has preaallod on both sldns, fbieh baa been s^uewiiat heightened by tbe faithful co-< perathn of the fleet, b?th In watchfuli e'S and nprU. Our eb.ect has of course been te secure tb* popittiw at Strawberry pialos, about one miJo fnm the pontoon bridge which, as by my tan despstoh, v?4 the subject of content lot. y inerrtay, and in relation to wk'c* vict'TV baa been, ?e to *ieMk, seen I various, rami.* on the first day, the 31*t, ma. sly with as, snd to o'.tht wb llr and unconditionally se. As I havs belors slated , the mem teoacoe o( tbe position tliyKamml to-omht is all 'ii( or tsnt to thi oonim r e *1 *?io. by ?a s > i a ( thi faet, addressee hon". 1 to a obstinate r*ei?t " o - n th part of itv ?t ,e- y wilit s m a t> . ' ? m . I lie contfre | liaiwuvi ne'e b th o.wfee.'." i'iic ? ' worthy >? non l ?>' i *nt cs Oi detarh'nee ? 'fit : ?io ' iic Kiev 'Utb lings, | ' un .'er Lieutenant Colonel Hill, lo whom was confided tha duty of holding llio rebels at buy, ?ff dually delei M th<-m from Mulshing the construction of their b ti lery. Tho fact la, Ibe points lo the gams of the rebe a, far as they may have Intended to ropoesees tbem , mIvw or this point, as threatening Rlobmond? upoo | which lta importance, It la proper nosr (o say, wboi'y turu ? have signally tailed, and whenever repeated will Indisputably Continue vo fall. This la at ooco the pbi?? sopby and the assured tact at Deep Bottom. Mr. I. CtdwatlmUr'a Despatch. City Poist, July 33, 18fll. SUERUAN'S M tVSMKNTM, The newt' of the rapid advance upon Atlanta by the in* vincible trnops under Geo. Sherinui reached herniate l??t night, and ws? the signal lor a general outburst of tha most uproarious entbueiajm. Eve ybody wax In the brat of humor witb everybody el' e and all mankind. I'ral . a of Sherman and bis gallant army wore on all lips. lb.e last ciowmotf triumph eclipses all former achioveineuta ot his, ami obliterates all remembrance of former losses, repulse* or disasters. This army Is Inspirited by tha news of such bucccs398 in the Wot, uud Is fired wltb * spirit or emulation. All hope and believe tho time not far distant when this army can s**nd greeting to their biuve comrades of the West, by announcing the downfall of Petersburg and Richmond and the virtual ??!, prossioo of tho reboillou. ARRIVAL Of in R START 'tWARO. The arrival of a no leas diattUKUi-hu.l person than Sec retary toward ut general heaiUpnirtei ? , at an eer y hour tin- morniug, raided unite a pleasurable ex< teme.it. the comma waaionkod l?r yeslt-rday, but ri m ?om? unox 1 1 .tiled cause he tuned to arrive till li.ts morning. I'no visit is supposed to be ono of 1 Icasmre and relaxa llim rubor tnan bu-mie^s, although plan* and project* id the campaign can scarcely tali of being dls sus" d. lho Pecrotary's v!?lt will egtond through a few days, In wliicli time ho expects to v i- it (.fronds Meade sud Hut <r, and take a look at toe rebel pickets and He. tern burg. ttKAVT X1R1N0 occurred during the niitht at long intervals np this river from here, supposed to he our gunboats shelling i me ap>jt suspected of concealing an ei.einy. poi.it of rocks. Mr* William 11. JUerrlwm'a Despatch, Point ok Hocks, Va., July 24? A. M. TTtX KKI'Et, flHNKRAl.-lN .('11110 R. R 1XB WOCNDStl. Goneral K. K. I.ee, commanding the ao-called Ccnfeda. rate armies, I am reliably Informed, sustained a scalp wound on tbe right side ot bis bead, while viewing our lines on tbo8th Instant, standing In front of our centre. He was Indisposed for a few day* from Its effects, but ia now again in command. I derive tbis Information from ik gentleman voiy recently near big person. tub pkcrktart or static at poikt of rocks. Mr. William H. Seward, I'remier of tbe American Cabi net at d Minister for Foreign Allaire, arrived at tbis point at meridian yesterday , remot el v (rora the seat of the geneial government, Immediately from I.loutcnant Gene ral Grant's headquarter*. Mr. Seward was accompanied by bis wife and his eldest son, Mr. Frederick Willlum feward, Assistant Secretary of State, and a lew prlvite friends, who sought and obtained opportunity to visit tba <oat or w?r under tbe protection o< the chief member of tint Cabinet. Tho | arty erure received by Major General I Butler and stiff with that m irked fiotd >m and cordiality for which tbey are distinguished. It may be remarket! I that tbe field is scarcely the recognized homo of a beflt 1 ting hospitality, where the graces and tineniiies of digni fied society And tbelr great aDd m< si up, K>i>lte play,en pecitilly when tho softening pre-euce nf woman Is In volved. stilt, it la within the courts ot these mil tary headquarters, If any whore ou ibis rcene of war, that a cabiuot minister nnd a powerful diplomat, seeking geuo >lre relaxation from tbe absorbing care- el the state, una tlnd that happy admixture of repose relieved by delicate excrement, wtilcti, lo speak ailer the manner of tho medicine men, renews the body ami refreshes the mind 1BR MOVSMKMTh of the party were aimtlar tu those tuat marked tbe recent visit of the President of tbe Untied states, and the Sena torial party who followed him, mth dr respects lo the Major tinners! oommanding tne department. They wera aicortod under the moat brilliant auspices around tha lines; were the recipients of a becoming military saline, outwardly, and an epicurean lunch inwardly, snti'wera witnesses of all the arc tnpamments of war. Theap pt arntice of Mr. Seward, vtrt, was tar mora robust llwio ( h-.d exiiected to find It. Ho was erect, quick and graceful in bis movements, and evidently came down to us with a keen eye and ear for all that was lo be seen and heard. Tbe private interview between the Secretary of Mate an<t Major General Butler was a prolonged, and doubtless a most slgniBcsnt one. I am Sufficiently apprised or the charac ter of the Interview to be able to aay that (any state* ment of what trausplrcd between tbe civil and military statesmen, would be to tbe last degree contraband. Mr. Seward returned lo Washington by special steamer last evening. Tbore Is nothing new in military affairs to relievo tba monotony of the lest twenty-tour hours. Tbe nsual tiring was heard at long Intervals In the direction of Deep Bet* torn throughout yesterday. ItsslgaiOoanoe was slight. FORTRESS HONROE. Mr. William H. Stlner'e Despatch. Fortros Mo.ihoc, July 24, 1864. VtMIT OS SK* 'RXT.tRT SRWARl) TO TlIS ARMY. Secretary of State William H. Seward, accompanied by hie private secretary, Fred .Seward, Esq. , and several ladles, arrived here from Washington oo Friday after noon, in tbe new revenue cetter Way <ndi?. Cnpialn John W. White commanding. Tbe party left Washington on July 2<>. and etopped at Point lockout several hours, where Brlgadlor General Barnes entertained Ibem. Tba Wtiyauda having need of a supply of coal, Chief Quarter, matter Lieutenant Colonel Uerrtuan Biggs waa applied la, and immediately ordered hla aastalanta to coal tbe vessel. While the cutter was laying at tbe lower wbarf receiving ber fuel the visitors were waited upon by Cbl J. Roberts, Third Pennsylvania heavy artill?ry, commanding tba poet, and lady; l.ieut. Coi. Ikrrtnia Biggs, CT?lef Quar termaster. Major John A. Darling, and ether officers, who spent considerable time with tbe venerable -Secretary and ? I.: anions tn con vernation. Mr. Seward being desirous of visiting tbe "(rout," and tbe Wayauda being of loo great a draught to ascend the ,lam?e river comfortably, Gol. Biggs very promptly placed tbe steamer City of Hud son. (apt. Julius Martin, at tbe disposal of secretary Sew ird. and on Friday evening tbe par y left here for City Point. As soon as the City of Hudson moved out from tbe wharf the customary salute of a Cabinet officer was fired frcm tbe water batterv, under tha direction of Poet (jnartermasler John I.lver*. last even ing, at about nine o'clock, tbe Secretary or State aad suit* returned to Norfolk, wbea General ?bipley received sn4 ebtert'lned them at hie residence. Vhie morning lb* party re embarked on board of tbe Wsyurda and left fer Washington, and It Is understood Ibat tbey expressed themselves highly ploased with what tbev saw at Ifea seat of war. 1 heir advent at oem-rel Grant's headquar ter* and those of General Butler will be duly chronicle* by your correspondents In ibo fleld. TUB RXlHANUa OS rKBVMRM has again occupied tbe attention of Major Genarai Butler, w'm bat late y despatched bis aatlitanl ci mmii-s.ooer, M ?,?r John K. Mulford, to communicate wlihCiJonel R. (mid , the rebel oommiesiouer. On Friday evening Major Mu'.ford returned from Aiken's landing, having had aa lnt?r\ lew with Onionel Ould ; but no detinue oouclusiona beve been srrived at. If we can eifect a renews I of e* cb inwes, well and good ; If not, at ea.-i mail faetlillea will be given to our prisoLers In rebeld iu. to transmit letter* to tli' ir fr ends, aud vie* errta. M^jor Mulford will re lura ma few days a pa *10 amovi ru cmrntAnABM ST. i ittlng oo lb" site where lormerly stood tba blooming viU'go or Ujiinpton, now, gioryiylug lu tbe clssslo a me in" "Glsb'OA n ," was created 'ast owht by tha tiring of s iiio?ket by ? sentry. A cry thai robel guerillas wire com ng to attack tbe coutrabei.d buepitai was iaised, ami a gciur it <tam|iede aucng the negra?s was the natural result- lien, women and children, each bav lug secured ?u'.h bbuscnoid gooUB eislest lo carry, streaiaed towirua tho urldKe leudltg lo Camp Hamilton. ? he guard lor tha itnp was titri.ed out, but on inspection the enure searo W'<* wli tiled down to a solitary suol, but lem.ed lo cail out tbe entire guard of veteran res.jivee d- t g dtitv at C'imi HamilV n When It w s found out thai n? rebel ce'-airy i guoruhs were advancing, tne ?able t opuiaiioa i etui et'd to their doeerted home?teads. onee sioie w en joy vhe c mtoris of home. woi hi ki) sou t**s cotRO ^ ^ . ihree buniiied a. d thirty nine <kl 'Od woundea and will 'lo* d with or to-rnorrosF, who i.re to be sent to Coouectlcut. Four bur .red jthlteule from Urn llsiiiL.toe Hospital are being sb'piwd today on board ef tbe Western Metropoiia, under care of ttu.g ori iiud-o- , for Now York IbesteameblD Ati utic Is a so lying in Hampton Koads. awaiting la* ordsis of?icii.ig lied leal Ulrector I r. hli Mot leltaa. THC WKATRKR Is deligbtfiil. stt'i present indications would iodlaata re'u w UlkM js very uiiMb ue?ded bara. REBEL ACCOUNT8. '1 ha Blt?satl?fi sit PatarebsirR. The r.lohinond h of Jnly 21 conWIlt tha folle**. ng ? . 1'etissvosn, July M, Thsrs is n't chime in tbe sttuatt in, via so stges nf ti? immei . iio ho.iinties ibo part of Grant, Heavy rati jeelerday. I h ? report jf ttraat'a rt? h la cotilradieted.

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