Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 21, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated May 21, 1864 Page 2
Text content (automatically generated) Standard, r.s. oFHinu. r .i'i:u kdk tiiu trkhitoiiv. i iiv Lnlon—lt HUall lie Preserved ww-i mi l Agenti fcr the Standard. The follow in;; n I gentlemen arc authorized ... teceivc an 1 lor money due on suh.nrip tiou to the STAM' * : 1,. I'. K: :•!. : 1 Cal. Tuos. Bovi . .San francisco, Cal. T. J. Primuos k , I'orl Madison ; A. I>. Yoi N«;, A. H. l'.ti'.nASK. Monticollo; S. Am:it»i:riiY. Oak Point; John Wksstkh. Seattle ; Buss. Scalicck. A. 11. I'ATUK'K. l'ort Ludlow. can be sent through the mail.- at our risk. UNION NOMINATIONS. COWLITZ COUXT Joint lirprcscntatire (with W/ihhiucuvtJ WILLIAM W. IIAYS. Probata Judge— B. ifUNTIXOTOX. Auditor— JASPER STONE. Sheriff"- B. LAFFEY. Conn />/ Cam m ixsioncr— V. M. WALLACE. Assessor — L. D. SIIEPARDSOX. TiloliS TOy CO UN7 Y TICKET. Jir/ircsenfalirrs — C CROSBY, S. D. RUDDLE, FRANK RHODES. Sheriff' — J. 11. KELLETT. Auditor — A. W. MORE. Commis^iivic — J. DUNLAP. Treasurer — S. \V. PERCIYAL. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 21,1564. The Record of Loyalty. The P. S. Herald of the 7th inst. has a sensible n4icle upon this subject. It suggests that tho Loyal Leagues assume the duty of preparing rolls that will hereafter show who were willing to use their influence for the Government, without qualification or reservation, in this her hour of trial. We agree with the suggestion that " lists should be o o kept in every town, precinct and coun ty, of those who seek the dismember ment of our glorious Union." We would, however, suggest that this is now being done, nepatieebj , by the or ganization of Union associations over the Territory, and that tho only course necessary to pursue is to receive into these associations every man who is willing to join it, on the terms and con ditions imposed, of unswerving loyal ty to our glorious country and her cause. The objects contemplated by these associations are simply to preserve the liberty and the Union of the United States of America; to maintain tho Constitution thereof, and the suprema cy of the laws ; to sustain tho existing Administration of the United States in putting down tho enemies of Republi can liberty; to thwart the designs of traitors and disloyalists, and to aid and strengthen Union men, irrespective of sect, condition, or party. All who arc honestly in favor of tho foregoiug ob jects will naturally desire to enroll their names as members of the Loyal League, and if no obstacles are interposed, those who voluntorily remain outside the Un ion organization will have no cause to complain if enrolled in sympathy with treason. It would, however, bo unjust to do this, unless every loyal man had the opportunity afforded to assume tho position in consonance with his true principles. There are two distinct classes of men whose influence is against the Govern ment. The first are in positive and un disguised sympathy with the rebellion, and are comparatively few in number. The second class embraces those whose influence is cast with the rebels by ad hering to the " Democratic" organiza tion, which is uiuler the management and control of disloyalists, while they really desire the preservation of the Union, and have no sympathy with the rebel cauao. It is to this latter class that Loyal Leagues especially ap peal, and over which it is hoped they will exert a salutary influence. It should be the great leadiug object of all Union association?, to gather together irveu of JilLparties upon the common ground of determined and open resist ance to the rebel faction. The purpose being to increase and strengthen loyal ty and devotion to the Union, meetings should be frequently held to devise ways and means for the accomplishment ot this result. One object of such an as sociation being to thwart the designs of traitors, it is necessary that the meet ings should exclude all who arc not members. To discuss these measures publicly would defeat the object con templated. The War of the Radicals. The following article, from the Dalles Mountaineer , so fully expresses our views,. that we adopt it as our own. The Mountaineer now stands pre-emi nent, upon this coast, as an able, bold and consistent advocate of the princi ples upon which the Union party is based, and which if adhered to, can but secure to the Union party in Oregon and elsewhere a glorioustriumph. The effort now being made by the radicals to re construct the Republican party, by excluding from official position all who were not avowed Republicans in the Presidential contest of 18G0, not withstanding they may havo given, from the firing of the first gun upon Sumter to the present time,a zealous and efficient support to the present Admin istration, and who are now struggling for his re-nomination against the influ ence of Greeley & Co. If the radicals succeed in defeating Mr. Lincoln and in the election of Messrs. Fremont or Chase, they will, of courso, have mat ters pretty much their own way. If they should tail, however, they will not complain if they are required to stand aside to make piace for more consistent Union men. As .1 further indication of the despe rate war that is being made upon Pres ident Lincoln, says the Mountaineer , wo copy to-day, front the N. Y. Spirit of the Times, an article in which not only Lincoln and his Cabinet, but Gen. Grant conies in for his share of abuse. From all these demonstrations, it would seem that Greeley and Sumner, ai\d all that school, are determined to crush out every man who is unwilling to sub scrtbe to what may be termed the red republican theory of government. Adopt the policy indicated in the Gree ley platform, and wo would not only have civil war at home, but wo would be involved in a war with France and England. These zealots, apparently maddened at the sight of blood, appear to be determined to bring on a reign of anarchy, and-with it the bloody scenes that characterized the French Revolu tion. Looking to the influence these mad radicals wield in the councils of the nation, and the probability that they may gain control of the Baltimore Con vention, it is well that the more con servative men should bo on the alert and prepared for any emergency. In the hurly-burly of civil war, changes tread upon each other in such rapid suc cession that it is impossible to foretell what a single month or day may bring forth. This, however, is cortain, that the Government of tho United States can only bo administered on a liberal basis, and any attempt to carry out the policy of the fanatical school of politi cians, or which Greeley is tho high priest, can only result in the dismem berment of tho country, and the crea tion possibly of a score of republics, each warring for tho mastery. That such is the end for which tho "archi tects of ruin" arc luboring, is clearly evident, and hcnco it becomes tho true friends of the Union and constitution al liberty to be prepared to checkmate them, and if needs be, crush thorn out with tho strong arm of power. For twonty years, it is notorious that Gree ley and Garrison have been laboring for the one single purposo of dividing the Uuion, and their movements of to-day —their opposition to Lincoln and Grant —afford the very best evidence that this object never boon relinquished. At the breaking out of the rebellion, it will be remembered that the Tribune co . celled that the South be permitted to depart iu peace, and even wont so far as to contend that secession was a constitutional right. True to its in stincts, the Tribune to-day is arrayed against those who are laboring to re store the Union; and iu making war upon President Lincoln, evidently has but one purpose—that of rendering res toration impossible. It is proper that the true friends of tho Uuion should understand tho issue that is being forced upon them, and by counselling together be prepared to moot the crash. All earnest Union men are convinced that the President has labored for but one purpose—that of saving tho Union— and hefico it becomes them to stand by him as a bulwark of steel and ward off the blows of the mad radicals who would introduce a reign of universal anarchy.' Union County Convention. OLVMPIA, May 14th, 1864. The ITiiion County Convention met pur suant to cnll of County Committee, at the Distric School-llousc. S. 1). lliuldle, Esq., was called to the chair temporarily. On motion of Mr. Francis Henry, the Chair appointed a committee of one from each precinct on credentials, consisting of the following persons : N. Sargent, J. Patter son. J. Dunlap, Jacob Crall and J. G. Sparks. On motion, Conventiou adjourned to the Capitol. The Committee on credentials reported as follows: . Mouud Prairie —A. Sargent, G. W. Mil ler, P. M. Ithodes, J. M. llrew«r, Thomas Camby, Oliver Brewer, J. M. Brewer. (E. N. Sargent to cast tho vote of Oliver Brewer.) Tamwater —J. Dunlap, Joshua Miller, N. Crosby, Jr., A. Wellman, Henry Jinks, G. W. Lee, James Wood. (N. Crosby to cast the vote of G. W. Lee.) Mima Prairie —Jacob Crall, L. 11. French. Chambers Prairie —W. S. Parsons, 11. G. Parsons, James Patterson, Nathan Patterson, G. llartsock, Joseph Bunion, S. D. Huddle, \V, 11. lluddlc. Ohjmpia —L. P. Beach, E. Giddings, 11. M. McGili, L. 1). Durgin, A. J. Burr, A. J. Simmons, Cnorge House, Jr., A. J. Tread way, J. 11. Wood, J. L. Head, J. G. Sparks, G. G. Turner, R. jFrost, J. Allen, B. F. Cross, Francis Henry. (L. I'. Beach to east the vote of G. G. Turner and R. Frost to cast tho Vote of J. Allen and B. F. Cross.) Ye/m Pretcint —James llurus, C. Whcel or. (S. D. Huddle to cast the vote of Wheel er, and J. Patterson to cast th« roto of J. Burns.) lteport adopted. On motion of Mr. Ilenry, S .1). Huddle was elected Chairman of the Convention. On motion of Mr. McGill, Messrs. McGill, Sargunt and Patterson were appointed a committee to draft and present resolutions for the action of tho Convention. Committee on Resolutions reported aB fol lows : WHEREAS, The existence of our National Union and the perpetuity of the Republican institutions bequeathed to the American peo ple by the patriot founders of the lli-public, are now menaced by traitors in arms, and, WIIEBE.YS, It is the sacred duty of every citizen to sustain and aid the Government in its efforts to crush out the present unholy rebellion, therefore be if, Resolved Ist, That we, as the representa tives of the I'nion men of Thurston County, iti Convention assembled, heartily approvo and endorse every net of the present National Administration adopted to suppress tho rebel lion and remove the cause thereof, believing as we do, that ever)' such mensure was and is prompted by the highest patriotism and with the single object of restoring and perpetuating tho Union; and chief among the reasons to which we give onr cordial support are the Emancipation proclamation, the suspension of tho writ habeas corpus, the enlistment of negro troops, tho contieation act, and the proclamation of Amnesty. Resolved 2d, That we are in favor of, and desire the prosecution of the war until tho last vestige of treason be swept from the laud, cost what it may in blood and. treasure. Resolved 3d, That siuce tho inauguration of tho rebellion no middle course has been left to the patriot, and that all those who are not fully and unconditionally for tho Govern ment are against it. Resolved 4th, That the institution of human slavery is in violation of tho laws of God and man, that it was the cause of the re bellion aud should be at once and forever swept from the land. Resolved sth, That wo aud each of ns do hereby pledge ourselves to use all honorable means to elect the nominees of this Conven tion. . Resolved 6th, That no man is worthy of, nor slial he receive our support for any office of profit or trust who will not heartily and unqmlifiedly endorse and approve the prin ciples and pledges enumerated in the forego ing preamble and resolutions; and to this end, that each person nominated shall, before being voted for, in person or through some ono duly authorized, pledge his entire concurrence therein, and in every parf thereof. Resol.ved 7tli, That we cordially approve and endorse the action of the Union Central Committer, in appointing Judge Hewitt and Senator Trumbull as the Delegates of tho Territory, to the National Union Conven tion, and in instructing said Delegates that Abraham Lincoln is the first choice of Wash ington Territory, for the Presidency. lly the Committee, Henry M. MCGILL. A. SARUK.VT. JAMBS PATTISON. Resolutions adopted. On motion the convention proceeded to nominate for the various offices by ballot, with thn following result: [See first column for nominations.—Ei».] Mr. Howe made the following motion: Mr. Chairman: I move that this Convention proceed to nominate a candidate for Justice of the Peaco for the town of Olympia, from the country. Motion ruled out of order. On motion, Chan. Wood was nominated Justice of the Peace, for the Olympia Precinct. On motion, H. M. McGill, N. Crosby, Jr., and A. W. Moore were appointed a County Central Committee. On motion, the proceedings were ordered printed. On motion, Convention adjourned sine die. 8. D. RUDDLE, Chn. L. D. DUROIIV, N. CROSBY, 8 JC'ys. ty In a speech in the House of Repre sentatives, a few days ago, Fernando Wood, with sublime assurance, declared: " We of New York sent fourteen regiments into Penn sylvania when she was invaded." "We of New York /" a witty Pennsylvania member replied sotto voce, " yes, you did, Fernando— the muskets you sent to Georgia when the war broke out came back to Pennsylvania at Gettysburg. Fourteen regiments of your friends, and more, brought them!" ty We yield all our available space this week to lay before our readers the good news in detail. « cr Wc are indebted to Cnpt. Finch for the usunl favors. LATER FBOK THE ATLANTIC SIDE DATES TO MAY 14. Battle of May \2th—Brilliant success of Hancock's Troopi—Capture of an entire Rebel Regiment—A number of nfiicers and fifty fietdpieces taken —7,ooo Rebel* captured— Greatest Victory of the .War— Rebel* in full retreat, which become* a panic— Im mente daughter—Victory at Bull'* Gap, Venn., —Dalton, Git., surrenders—Many additional pris oners captured—Stirring Proclamation of the Gov ernor of Kentucky, calling for 10,000 men to finish the War—Butler besieging Fort Darling, ,jr. Tho World's special dated headquarters of tho Army of the Potomac near Spottsylrania. the 12th at 8 o'clock A. M., says our army is this morning engaged in tho fiercest battle and is passing on to victory, sanguinary, but gen erally successful. Our army yesterday was comparatively quiet. It was intended to as sault the enemy's right in force, and a column consisting of a portion of the sixth corps and Barney's division aud Hancock's corps was the first intended to undertake this, but this was afterwards abandoned. In the forenoon two companies of the sixth corps commenced driving the sharpshooters from their position in a house commanding a partial view of our lines, killing and captur ingscveral of their number. In the afternoon rain fell, continuing till aft-r dark, cooling the atmosphere, and raising the spirits of our troops. Fires were built, and supplies were cooked; bands began playing in the forest along the lines, and thoy were undisturbed for once by the whizzing of rebel shells, as tho enemy had no ammunition to waste.— Meanwhile news arrived towards evening that the troops under Gen. Sheridan had penetra tod to the vicinity of Beaver Dam, on the Virginia Central Railroad, torn np the track for about 12 miles, captured the rebel supply traiu aud re-captured 300 of our men that wore taken prisoners in the Old Wilderness battle. This news was so inspiriting, that wherever it was made known there was a gen eral jubilee, and chucr after cheer succeeded the announcement. During the night, ar rangements were made for an attack oil our side. This morning the enemy wore seen pushing towards our right and ostensibly erecting an abattis in of Hancock's troops. It was shrewdly and rightly suspec tcd'that this was only a blind to the real in tentions of tho enemy, and it was, therefore, anticipated. After midnight the 2d corps pushed to the left of the Gth between that atul liurnside's commaud aud on the left of Spottsylvania road. At half-past four this morning Han cock attacked tho enemy in front cf him, our forces opening a withering cannonade and making resistless charges against every part of the enemy's position. The cannonade was replied to with vigor and the charges of our men were vigorously resisted, but tho deter mination of the onset overwhelmed everything. The troops rushed into the rifle pits of the en emy, bavouutting them in their works, cut ting their lines and capturing in the first charge over 3,000 men and several guns, in cludiug the greater portion of the Stonewall brigad.-, belonging to the division command ed by E. D. Johnson, forming part of Ewell's corps. The assault continued till nearly the the whole division of the corps was captured and .bther troops amounting to 1,000 men. LATER. —II o'clock. Dispatches have ar rived at this moment, announcing tho cap ture of 7,000 prisoners and 80 guns. The battle is still progicssing. The 6th corps, on tho left of the 2nd, has moved into battle and are pushing the enemy. Warren's sth corps has moved up to its support on the right. The battle is becoming general and nearly all the artillery is engaged. The clamor of guns, whistle of grape and solid shot and the roar of musketry and the ene my's shells fill the forest with an awful tu mult. It is just reported that Hancock has turnod the right flank of the enemy, below Spott sylvania Court llouse, and is pushing on—the battle is every where overwhelmingly in our favor. Near Spottsylvunia Court House, May 12. 8:15 A. M.— l have captured 30 to 40 guns. I have finished up Johnson and am now firing into Eerly. Tho guns captured have arrived at headquarters. HANCOCK. Brigadier-General Stewart, commanding a Brigade in Johson'a Division, was captured. lJurnsido's command is reported to have moved down on thH road towards Fredericks burg, going in on the enemy's rear. Gen. Warren's 4th corps, on the right wing, is now Bending out heavy lines of skir mishers to f«i*l the enemy's works iu front, which are supposed to be abandoned. Gen. Wright is slightly wounded bnt is still in command of the sth corps. Our army is now six miles beyond Spottsyl vania Court-House. We fought again on Wednesday, and drove the enomy most gallantly, capturing a large number of prisoners and guns. Several Gen erals >nd other officers were among the pris oner*. Tbe HvralXt special dispatch, dated Head quarter* sth Corps, in Field, 12th—7 A. M., saja: Hanoock made a brilliant capture at 4 o'efeck thia morning, of an entire rebel di vision, including Major-General £. D. John son, Commanding; Brig. Gen. Geo. Stewart; Brig. Gen. Robert Johnson, commanding Brigade, and between two and three thousand prisoners, and two batteries of six pieces each. Taking the advantage of the dnrknea last evening Hanoock managed to change the position of his troops unobserved by the ene my, and while darkness still prevailed pounced upon him [the enemy] this morning, like a thousand of brick, and took them complete ly by surprise. Having Bent his prisoners to the rear, he turned their own guns upon the onoioy • The World's dispatch of the 12th says : The seven day's battle opened this morning with brilliant Buccess. Hancock whipped A. O. Hill, capturing 2,000 prisoners, one major general, two brigadiers and fifty field officers. Butler's forces were within three miles of Petersburg, having passed over all the rebel defences. This ifc important, as it corralls Beauregard's forces in the city. NOTK :—The operator at Salt Lake says, he has a long report corroborating all, and adding new achievements of our army. Washington, May. 12.—Dispatches from the army of the Potomac, dated May 11. characterize the fighting on the 10th as the most desperate of the past seven days. Gen. Grant believing the enemy to have sent the greater part of his force to Richmond, an: advance along the line was ordered. The 2d corps, forming the right of the line, had cross ed the Po the evening previous, meet ing with but slight resistance. Iu the morn ing the position of the enemy was found to be in the shape of n horse-shoe. As Han- Cock's troops were advancing to attack the enemy they were compelled to foil back. An attempt to break their centre was then ordered, and part of Hancock's men were sent to support Warren in this movoment. Our right was also advanced. Its move ments began in the evening, the enemy be ing driven into his iutrenchmchts. A brig ade of the 6th corps getting into the enemy's rifle-pits, captured 12 guns and 1,000 pris oners, but not being supported they were unable to gain the rebel works, and were forced to retreat from their advanced posi tion, leaving the captured guns, after spiking them and bringing off the prisoners. The enemy suffered heavily from our shells falling into their works. Our infantry delivered their fire with remarkable precision. Our losses were heavy—Gibbon's division lost over a thousand men; Robinson's division, after losing both its general officers and 2,- 500 men, and having no General to command it, has been broken up and distributed among other divisons. About noon, a fire raged at a point in the linn where a large number of woundxd of both armies wore lying, and our men while attempting to get their comrades out of dan ger were fired upon by the enemy and driven off, and the poor suffering, wounded had the to be left to perish in the flames. The Star says Bumside's colored troops were held in reserve on Tuesday for some time, but were finally brought into action. It is believed in the army that Sigel hav ing made forced marches, had destroyed Lee's railroad communications with Lynchburg, and that Sheridan had done the same and cut his communications with Richmond. Orders were given to advance at 8 o'clock yesterday (11). When our informant lcfi the army was heavily engaged. Prominent offi cers any wc shall soon see the end. Washington. May 13.—Dispatch from Grant, just received, dated near Spottsylva »iia C. H., the 12th, 6:30 p. m, is ah follows: Eight days' battle closes, leaving between 3,000 and 4,000 prisoners, including two Generals and 30 pieces of cannon in our hauds for the day's work. The enemy is ob fctinai e and seems to have found the last ditch. We have lost no organization, not even a company, while we have captured and de stroyed one division of Johnson's, one brig ade of Dobb's and one regiment of the enemy entire. Washington, May 13. —Dispatches from. Grant to the President, which were received last night, announce in terms of characteris tic modesty that he moved on the enemy nt Spottsylvania C, 11., on Thursday morn ing. Burnside and Hancock making a grand and impetuous charge with bayonet, by corns, surprised the enemy, producing consternation in his ranks, crushing his right and centre and forcing the ejitire line buck several miles, with nwful slaughter, Grant remaining mns tur of the field, with all the rebel dead and wounded in our hands, liout of the enemy complete. Dispatches from Stanton pliec the num ber of prisoners captured by Hancock at 2,- 000, including a Mvor-General and several Brigadiers and 30 or 40 cannon. A Dispatch from Grant, dated 8 o'clock, 11th, says we have ended eight days with heavy lighting. The result up to this lima is much in our favor. Our losses are heavy but think the enemy's much greater. Wo hav6 taken <3,000 prisoners, while the enemy has taken but few except stragglers. I pro pose to fight it out this time, if it takc3 all the summer. Secretary Stanton sent n dispatch to Gen. Dix, confirming Hancock's success on the 12th, and that Butler is besieging F.»rt Dar ling. Gen. Kurtz has been sent to cut the Dan ville railroad. Bermuda Hundred, May 10.—Dispatch es from Butler say that Beauregard a nil 15- 000 men aro in Petersburg. We have all the railroads leading into that city cut, and the force to keep him there. Four monitors and gunboats arc within four miles of Fort Darling, ready to co-ope rate with the land forces. Our lorces occupy strong positions. Fortress Monroe, May 13.—N0 lighting yesterday, nor to-day. Our forces are throw ing up intrenchmentß from Appomattox to Ganesville, * distance of six miles. This statement seems improbable. James river was obstructed yesterday by our force near Turkey Bend by sinking schooners to prevent the rebel iron clads coming down. Onr whole force moved this 5 AM, and is probably engaging the enemy by this time. Chicago , 12.—Gen. Couch left Charles ton, on the Konawha river, the 29th with 22,000 infantry and cavalry,- as a co-operative force against Richmond. His route is reportod to be via Louisburg towards Tauutou ot Lynchburg. Washington May 13.—The Star says that an officer who arrived to-day reports that at 8 P. K, yesterday, a dispatch was re ceived at the frqnt from Sigel's command, dated at Bntler'a mountain, between Charlotts ville and Lynchburg. 10 o'clock A. M, an nouncing that his cavalfjr had torn up the railroad between those two places for 20 miles below the former piece, and then the track of the Gordonvrilleroad between Char lottsviUe and Keswick was destroyed. All the bridges on both roads between these points have been destroyed. In the even ing our forces encountered a body of caval ry, a skirmish ensued whioh ended in the re pulse of tho rebels. A boat which left Belle Plain at 10 o'clock this morning brings intelligence of fhe re sult of yesterday's battle. Loe.wos driven out of Ills iutrenchments to Po liver, four miles, during the night. A greater portion of our army crossed that stream, and the glori ous victory this morning was thus rendered decisive and brilliant. Advices from Sheridan shpw that h# has had great success. Both the Fredericksburg and Richmond and tho Virginia Central Rail roads have been destroyed for miles. Sigel's cavalry, moving down the Shenandoah valley, tapped the Virginia Central Railroad near ChailottsviHe. The Secretary of War's dispatch yesterday says: The Government is sparing no pains to support Gen. Grant. Tho soven dayp fight ing ig tha Wilderness render reinforcements necessary. Tbey have been rapidly sent for ward. 12,000 men left the city on Thursday It is stated that Sigel has reinforced the Army of the Potomac with 15,000 men. I n every probability our losses in the late bat tles have been greatly exaggerated, and the reinforcements of 27,000 men, referred to atove, will noaily make up for onr losses, so that Meade's will bens strong as when it set out on tho crmpaign. Washington, May 14.-->A dispatch reneiv ed at midnight from a command of prisoners" at Belle Plain, announces the arrival there of over 7,000 prisoners including 40 officers. St Lewis May 14.—Porter is at Al» Tt|| dra with his ironclads. A large force is e»> g.ig-d in tho river to give a greater depth at the fells for gunboats to pass over. It would take two weeks, for the water to raise. The Union lines "mbi-age n csrcuit of over 3 ml| M , Cairo ' Mfin 24—Two gunboats fell into the liaods of the enemy, but the report needs confirmation. McClernand's corps at New Orleans is to reinforce Banks. Magruder, with 2,400 men, is reported to have joined Kirby Smith. New York, May 14.—A special dispatch states: Correspondence dated Headquarters Potomac. 8 o'clock Thursday night, ssys* The rebels are in full retreat to the North Anna, with fresh troops in hot pursuit, Lee's retreat is becoming a rout, and thousands of prisoners aro being cfytnred. The streams in the rear are very much swollen by tho cent rains. Supplies are reaching the arm* rapidly. Tho wounded are coming in fat and are immediately Bent to Washington, many of them without stopping at Fredericks burg. The rebels are evidently after ow trains. We have lost nothing exespt sow balances captured on the field. Our low in killed, wounded and missing is estimated at 45,000. The World'* special dispatch, dated 13, says: Near dark, our sentinels for the first time occupied Spottsylvai.ia. This morning our pickets sent word that Lee had fallen back on the running to the right of Potomae river. Dispatches from Henry's Tavern, 7 o'clock this morning, said that Warren had com« up in pursuit in time to capture one of Lee's pontoon trains. The rebels, however, w#r» on the south side of the river. Prisoners stato positively that Lee's army is completely worn out and fearfully reduced by losses, and that there is insubordination on account of tho want of food. Spottsylrania, May 13,8 A. M.— To E. M. Stanton : Lee abandoned his position inring the night. Wfielhcr if was to occupy a new position in the same vicinity, or to make good his retreat, is not yet determined. One di vision of Wright's corps, and one of Han cock's are now determining tho question. At 7 A. .«. they had com- upon his rearguard, mid although our gallant army was greatly fatigued from the enemy's efforts yesterday, the news of Lc-'s departure inspires our men with fresh enertrv. Our whole force will soon be in action, but the heavy rains during the lust 30 hours render the roads exceedingly difficult for artillery and wagons to pass alone. The number that wrc severely wounded is greater than in r.ny previous day's fighting; this is owing to the great use of artillery. (Signed.) Dana Affct Sec. War. Tl 'aihingfon., Mnij 14, —A careful insti gation fixes the total 1-iss of the army of the Potomac, Itil'cd, wounded and missing, up to the commencement of the battle of tho 12th, at 20,000. The Star says, from the fact that no can nonading was heard yesterday in front, it is believed that Lee is shifting his position, and taking ciro to put himself out of fighting range. The public may expect to henr soon of the next fight, unless Lec his been so weak ened as to compel him to seek cover in the Richmond fortifications, or retreat rapidly in the direction of Lynchburg or Stanton, from which place his army has received supplies since Grant crossed the Rupidan. Dispatches from the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac have been received, which say we have achieved ths greatest victory c%f the war, after the severest fight ing ever recorded in history. The battle was acknowledged to be the heaviest of all, last ing from daybreak until after dark, being re newed at 9 o'clock, and continuing till near 3A. M. Both parties contended during the night for the possession of the line of riflle pits from which our men had driven the ea emy in th« morning. The field presents to day a scene beyond description. In the breastworks men were dying, in some places, in piles of three and four deep. The enenv removed a larga number of dead and wound ed dnring Thursday from portions of the field, but there were many they could not reach, where they l-*y as thick as our own. The number of guns captured is S9« Many colors were taken. Head quarters Army of Potomac, May 13 2 p. m.—The enemy are found to have fallen back to their new line; abandoning their woA* on our righC, . * „.. L They are apparently getting Into • posit** for another contest. Col. Carrol's brigade brought in a wonwr of prisoners and a stand of colon this mm* ing. ... ... Chicago, May 14.—Th* following «J«- tional news regarding the battle 00 Thursday, has bwo received; The battle^ continued until dark on our ltd, centre and right. We have gained a mile and a half of ground n* vanco of that occupied the night Oi* riglit did not advance, it being Grant's tion to hold the euemy in front of that part* l our line, in order to enable us to make a movement around the rebel left The roWJ kept up demonstrations along his whole not during the night. The purpose of ttis wss ascertained on Friday moruing, by discover ing that Lee's main force had fallen bsc* 1 some distance. The dispatches all agree a to the result being a decisive victory. Dispatches dated 9 A. M. of the 13th, that Gen. Warren advanced and heavy skir mishing ensued four miles with the rear guard of Lee's army, which was across toe river. This retreat shows that Lee was not able to risk another fight to-day. As to where he will make another stand, no one can form an opinion. .. Frank/ord, Ky., A/aylS.-Kentuckians. to the resctoi I want ten thousand si* mMt " men» at once. Don't hesitate. I c ® m# lead you. Lat us help to finish thf *« and save the Government. (Signed,) THOMAS BnAinwt** Governor of Kentucky-

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