THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE tfO. 9204 NtWS FROM WA8HINGT0N. The Numerical Strength of the Union Armies. Six Hundred Thousand Volunteers in the Service of the Republic. Intended Rebel Demonstration Upon the Occasion of the Grand Review. Effect of the Port Royal Victory on the South Carolina and Georgia Troops, Ac., <kc., Ac. Washington, Nov. 21, 1881. affairs along tbk union lines. Up to a Into hour thin evening every tiling is quiet ?Jong the Hues south of the l*ot<>mac. the troops iii a i the divisions returned last evening m good time and w thout accident to their quarter*. RECONNOISSANCE IN tick DIl'.KCTiON OF VIENNA. A reconnoitoriug and foraging expedition was made to ~y 11,0 Flr?l> Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Vermont regiments, and three squadrons of cavalry and throe batteries from General Smith's command. Tliey proceeded to a promineuco overlooking Vienna, but saw no tracca of the enemy. BALLOON RECONNO I S8 ANCES ? Professor Lowo safely crossed the Aqueduct yestorday afternoon with his balloon to Miner's Hill, and made as cetisions both last night and this morning. The only evidences of the presence of the enemy between Centre vllle and Fairfax Court House wero the camp flres, about fifteen milerfrom him. SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS KNL1STED IN TUB SERVICE OF TUB UNION. It has been officially announced that the government hM now in the fleld, in camp and in process of formation, ?U hundred thousand volunteers, and the enllstmentsfor the regular service are more than heretofore numerous ?F A DESERTKR FROM THE REBEL CAMP WmEW rinu ttnKl,0N8TKAT'?N AT THE GRAND A^MV pTnt^rf MOVEMENT OF TUB UNION 1ECT ?* THE NEWS OF TIIE BUCCEKS OP TUB NAVAL EXPEDITION. A rob:.] deserter who came into our lines to-day , states that the robels had been apprised of tho review which came off yesterday, and that It was their intention to have mado a formidable demonstration against our pickets, with a view of driving them in, and thereby pro duce a regular panic and stampede among the civilians who wore to witness the grand affair. He states that a pretty large rebel force had baou concentrated at Fairfax for the purpose, but that for some cause or other It had been abandoned. He says that tho officer in com mam I at Fairfax had heard that seven divisions were to be re viewed by General McClellan. The rebels, he says *re dally expecting an advance movement of the' Union forces, and that they are fully prepared to meet them. Ho does not bellevo, however that the rebels will make a regular stand and give battle this ?tde of Manassas. They have, it appears, some pretty good fortifications at Centreville. The capture and occu pation of Port Royal and Beaufort by the Union tleet caueed great excitement among the South Carolina and Georgia troops. OPERATIONS OF THE POTOMAC FLOTILLA. The Yankee, whioh got ashore a little below Alex andria, on her way down on Monday night was hauled off last night by tho Mount Washington, tate Mount Vernon, after lightening tho ship of a quantity of coal and provision.. The Yankee anchored during the night, and came up this morning to the Navy Yard. She is to bo thoroughly repaired, and have heat i?g apparatus arranged throughout for the winter The cause of her going ashore was the breaking of her tiller ropes, which have been doing duty for chains for upwards of a weefc. I>r. Moore, of the Yankee, who went down to Indian Head on Tuesday, reportg that the Wyandank storeship paased tho rebel batteries downwards that night, she was firod at three times, but of course tho Doctor could not ascertain with what effect. Master's Mate Sheridan, of the Wyandank , brought the Stepping Stones up to the yard last night. The batteries did not molest her. She has brought up sixty-elght con trabands-men, women and children, jet Black and mu latto, negro men boing the most numerous. They were received from the steamer Baltimore, and are tho sum lotal of frequent escapes. Others are from tho neighbor boqd of Aqula creek. Tho Philadelphia iceboat has returned to her own city to perform her usual duty during tho winter. Tho bulk of her crew came up on the Stepping Stone?. Tlie Halo went down tho river last night. She pro ccodato Vow York, via Fortress Monroe, loaded with heavy ordnance. Thus, little by little, the Potomac flotilla is moltin* iway. 8 WEKATI0N9 OF GENERAL HOOKER'S DIVISION? WHAT TOE REBELS ON THE LOWER POTOMAC ARE IKJ1NO. The correspondent of tho Herald, with Gen. Hooker's livision, says, untlor date of November 19:? Af er tho stormy weathor of tho last fow days, It was nlld and clear this afternoon, affording excellent oppor unity for observation. The rcbols are |>ostod in consi lerable numbers from tho Southern banks of Occoqtian 'Ivor, down the Virginia side of tho Potomac, to Mathi..s "oint. Their forces are more couceutrated opposite this ilace. Tho condition of the atmosphere enabled the imoko of their camp Ures to be seen moro distinctly than usual this afternoon. Thoy have two principal line of incampmcnts, running up tho vallics in a northwesterly Ilrection, within Immodiato call of Shipping Point, fhogo camp fires do not appear to bo near s> tumorous as they were some weeks ago, liu; ho rebels surround their movements with as much nystcry as possible, aud use a good deal of strategy n endeavoring to decelvo General Hooker and General icClcllan. But both aro experienced soldiers, and uti loubtodly understand their operations. The rebels havo mostly discontinued their unprofitable justness of flrlug at passing vessels. Tliey now appear to >? turning their attention to measures tot withstanding my attempt to take their batteries, and thus seriously imborrass tho right wlug of the rebel army. Thoy have >ut up palisades for musketry in front of the central bat ery, near tho shore at Kvansport, in addition to those on." true ted a few days sii.ee in tho rear of what is known is tho uppor battery on Shipping Point. On the hill di ectly behiud that ono, and partly screened by the rees, la the other formidable work, which is said o be prepared for twenty-ono guns, seven of which ? and >ne of them a very heavy one? aro mounted, all tho (?agon s In that neighborhood having been broken in tho f?ain endeavor to get all the guns In position bofore the >attery could be discovered. Since early this morning they have been busy as bees ?n a cloaretWid prominent hill more than a mile abovo he mouth or Quantico creek. They have been digging a leep ditch around the brow of tho hill, and evidently in end constructing an immense fortification there. Small ?cats cross over from the point every day. Two regi aents of infantry have arrived , and oncampcd near the .ill. Such a work, besides giving othor advantages, rould command the batteries near tho shore. It seams aa if they could be easily prevented^ uilding a battery thero, if tho vessels of the ipper flotilla would como down aud sholl them. For lerly the rebels had four flags flying from their batteries pposlte here; now not one is visible. They have bus irge gun on the neck of land forming the eastern bank r Quantico creek. It is placod a short distanco from tho sbel steamer George Pago. A few vessels passed up and down the river last night, bis evening, about six o'clock, ono or the guards of tho Irat Massachusetts regiment, of Acting General Cow in's brigade, In charge of Posey's house, reported to Aptain Adams, who was at supper, that a steamer was inning down the river. In a moment wo wero out upon ie hill to aeo her j-a** She camo down under full | ?team. It was impossible to tell from the shore what ride wheeled steamer she *u, but she was avidently od? of the flotilla, probably the mail boat. The robe la noticed bar approach some miles distant, and lighted up their batteries on the upper and lower pointa. On nearing them ahe shut off (team , and slackened ber speod. The sinoke of the rebel camps wan settling on tha river, and the rebel* could not got a good sight at her. Under cover of the Maryland ?bore the paasod down without a gun having been tlrod at her. I<e*? than half an hour after she hud passed another steamboat was observed coming down tho rlvor. Sho appeared to be the ferry boat Wyandank, connected with the flotilla. The moon was Just rising, enabling tbo rebels to distinguish her pretty clearly. Sho slackened h?r speed, like the other. The rebels flred two shota st her, nolthcr of which hit ber. One shell burst high in the air, and the other came over to the Maryland shore, wbero it struck without exploding. Finding it Impossi ble to bit her, they ceased firing, and all was quiet during the remainder of the evening. AFFAIM ON TUB UPPER POTOMAC. A letter from Darnestown, dated to day, says nothing has been beard For several days of any movementa of the enemy opposite our lines. Everything la apparently quiet in his lines. Tbia may be caused by the with drawal of the weight of his force for tho defence of Win chester. THE RECENT SKIRMISH BETWEEN THE NEW YORE FOURTEENTH AND TUB KKBEL CAVALRY. Tlio loss of the Brooklyn Fourteenth regiment, in the tklrmitih which took place between the picket guard at Iiulln's farm, and a considerable body of rebel cavalry, on the 19th ir-tant, proves to bo somewhat more serious than was at first reported. Two additional dead bodies l>a.-pud through the city to day on the way to tbe North. They woro found yostorday In the woods where the skir mish took place. It seems that of the twenty who were engaged only two returned unhurt. One returned badly wounded, four are known to have been killed, and it is supposed tho others are prisoners. THE CONSTRUCTION OF PONTOON BRIDGES. The matter of providing pontoon bridges Tor crossing rivers in an onemy's country , which, considering how Indispensable it is to the active movement of troops, boa boen up to a vory recent date most unaccountably ne glected, socms likely at last to rocelve proper attontion. Quito a large number of pontoons have lately been con structed at the Navy Yard, under the superintendence of Colonel Murphy, of the New York Fifteenth Volunteers. To-day the first trial of laying them into bridges occurred on tho eastern branch of tbe Potomac, a short dii tance above the Anacosta Briilgo. The intontion was to have laid tho bridge across the river, tho process to do witnessed by General McClellan and the heads of the departments; but, owing to tho lateness of the hour when the preparation was completed, it was deemed best to postpone so extensive an experiment until another day. Fight hundred feet were, however, laid in just thirty-three minutes, over which a file of troops waa marched in double quick time, and the bridge was pro nounced by experienced officers present to be strong enough and steady enough for the passage of artillery. So far as It was carried, the trial was a complete success. ORDERS PROM TBE GENERAL COMMANDING. The following order has just boen Issued: ? CBWSRAI. ORDKKS NO. 46. HlAIXjl'AKTKKil ARMY OP TDK POTOMAC, \ Washwgtox, Nov. 16,1801. f I. ? No chsngo will bo made in the armament eeiabliKhed by the Chief Fnglneer and Chief of Artillery for the fle'.d works occupied by this army, or any diversion pormlttod from tho original location of the implements, equipments or ammunition pertaining to tbe guns of tbe field works, without the expross sanction of the commanding General. II. ? The fort on Upton's Hill will hereafter be known as Fort Ramsey, and that heretofore called Fort Kamsey as Fort Cms. By command of Major General McCLELLAN. S. Wil.ma.mh, Af sittant Adjutant General. POSTAL FACILITIES WITH THE AKMV AT PORT ROYAL. The Post Office Department to day received information that fifteen thousand letters have reached New York from Hilton Hoad by the last arrival at that city, J. H. Scars, who is acting as postmaster under military authori ty, having forwarded them without prepayment of pos tage. The Postmaster General has ordered that they be sent to their respective destinations, endorsed on each "Due three cents." The department to-day established a Post Office at Port R >ynl , to be called by that name , and has sent out a blank commission to General Sherman , to be filled with the name of a suitable person as Postmaster, who will give the required bonds. Letters designed for Port Royal should be sent to the New York Post Office. The Navy Department to day in structed the Commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard to inform the Postmaster of the departure of vessels fin Port Royal in time to despatch the mails. CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AT PORT ROYAL. In the course of this week, probably, tho Treasury De partment will tako action with regard to custom regula tions at Port Royal. THE CASE OF COMMANDER FOOB. The Naval Court Martial for the trial of Commander Poor Is making but little progress. They examined seve ral witnesses to-day, but no new facts were elicited. Nothing has yet appeared implicating the accused. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ARMY RETIRING BOARD. The Army Retiring Board had before them to-day Major H. B. Judd, of tho United States artillery. His case has not yet been decided. Colonel Merchant's cuso will be taken up by tho Board to-morrow. ARRIVAL OF THE GOVERNOR OF KANAWHA. Governor Pierrepoint , of Northwestern Virginia, or Ka nawha, as this now State is called, arrived hereto-day. accompaniod by his aids, Colonels Wilkinson and Ford, to confer with tho government in reference to matters in that interesting section or country. PAYMENT OF GOVERNMENT CREDITORS. Since the negotiation of tho new loan on Friday last, Secretary Chase has placed to tho credit of disbursing officers In Boston, Now York and Philadelphia tho sum of $6,504,874, to be paid to contractors and other govern ment creditors. NEW MILITARY TENT. The tent inventod by General Morgan, of Ohio, has beon brought to the attention of tho government. Its chief sanitary excellences are tho arrangements for ventila tion and elevating the bods from contact with tho ground. Nothing more complete and desirable in tenting has yet been presented. MARRIAGE OF GENERAL 8TONEMAN. General Stoneman , chief of cavalry, led to the altar to day Miss Mary 0. Hardlsty, of Baltimore. The General was attended on this interesting occasion by a military party, composed of Colonel Van Alen, of the Van Alen cavalry ; Lieutenant Colonel Hudson and Lieutenant Colo nel Colburn, aids to General McClellan; Captains Parko nnd Pleasanton, and Lieutenants Summer and Alexander, and Dr. M. Miller, surgeon to tho cavalry brigade. The appearance of thecortogo in full uniform madu quite a stir in the Monumental City. HIE ARMY. The following named gentlemen have just been pro moted to bo Majors In tho regular army Delozier David son, Arthur J. Lee, Christopher J. Lovell and Granville O'Hallcr. Also tho following to bu Lieutenant Colonels: ? William S. Ketchum, William H. French and Caleb C. Sibley. J. W. Hammond and Henry Clay McDowell have been appointed Assistant Adjutant Gene rals, with the rank of captain. Tho former are to report to General Shorman and tho latter to General Rosscau in Kentucky. Additional appointments of Second Lieutenants have been made from non commissioned officers, namely : Daniel Loosely, Charles Bentzoni, Oscar llagon, Samuel Oscar Hagon, Samuel S. Culbertson, Joseph J. Wagoner, W. K. Lowe, Charles Berg, Walter W. Arndld, H H. Clark and Alonzo T. Bellows. Lieutenant Webor, of tho McClellan Dragoons, has been appointed Major of the Ninth Illinois regiment of cavalry. NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Balmmom, Nov. 21, 1861. The Old Point boat has arrived here, but brings no news of importance. A flag of truco to Norfolk brought no passengers or any intelligence whatever. DEATH OF LIEUTENANT NELSON BARTHO LOMEW. Philadelphia , Nov. 21, 1801. Lieutenant Nelson Bartholomew, of the Fifteenth Mas sachusetts regiment, died this morning at tho La Pierre House, of typhoid fevor contracted while he was in camp. Ills remains will be sent home to-morrow. THE EXPEDITION TO EASTERN VIRGINIA. ODE BALTIMORE CORRESPONDENCE. Bali-woks, Not. 31, 1M1. Expedition of General Dim to Accomac County, Virgi nia? Detcription of the Country, Inhabitants, Produc tion l, <tc.?(JbjecU of the Erj^edition?The IfiM and Jmt Policy of Qtntra i Dim ?? Regard to the Waves ? Troopt Competing the Expedition ? Landing of the Expe dition? Bow the Proclamation Wat Received ? The March to Drummondtown , <fe. , <tc Geographically the counties of Accomac and Northamp ton constitute a part of Maryland, from which, Indeed, they are separated only l>y an imaginary line, beginning at the mouth of Focomoke river and running in a north east direction across the thirty-eighth degree of north latitude. Accomac county, the mora northern of the two, is also far the large, containing 224,000 acroB of land, of which li0,000 are Improved and under cultiva tion. The population of the county Is about 26,000, of whom 6,000 are slaves. Many of the people are ongaged in the fisheries, in attending to oyster beds, Ac.; and quite a number of the young men have been for many years sailors In the United States Navy. Most of the Inhabitants, however, are engaged in agricultural pursuits, the aggregate value of their farms being (4,223,000. All the usual grains ? wheat, corn, oats, rye and barley ? are raisud, tho aggre gate annual production being 1,600,000 bushels. The peo ple are intelligent and industrious, and, havlug been left pretty much to themselves during the present political troubles, havo, for the most part, observed an outward neutrality. The majority of the peoplo have been de votedly attached to the Union, but, from motives of prudence, have acquiesced with the action of the State in going out of the Union. Many of the young men, how ever, In the early part of the struggle, went over to the mainland, in Middlesex and Gloucester countics, and to Yorktown, and Joined the rebel forces there. Others of them remained ai home, but formed organiza tions, obtained arms, and practiced military evolutions, with the avowed puri>ose of aiding tho rebel cause. Theso organizations embraced fully 3,000 men. There aro thirty-two churches In the county, of which four aro Episcopal, one Catholic, two Presbyterian, six Baptist, one Unlvorsalist and soventoen Methodist. Northampton county, the more Bouthern of the two, Is a narrow penin sula, containing only 94 ,000 acros of land, of which 75,000 acres aro improved and under cultivation. The popu lation of the county is 10,000, of whom 4,000 arc slaves. The occupations of tho poople aro similar to those of Ac comac, but' ho Inhabitants are more Southern in their feelings, and a majority of them have been in league with the onemy during the whole timo from the commence ment of the troubles. It is well known that before Gen. Dlx took command of this department a system of regular aud daily communication took plaeo between the rebel sympathizers in Baltimore and the rebels in Vorktown, by means of the poople of Northampton rounty. Letters and newspapers were regularly sent and received every day, and thus the rebel leaders were kopt fully posted about our movements. Since that time this com munication has been attended with 111010 difficulty, but it has by no m?ans b?n brotf'-n up. Some idea of tho adroitness of the rebel sympathisers in Northampton may be formed from the fact that tin- Nkw York Herald h.tg often been received at Norfolk, by this route, on tho second day after its publication, and the Halt more pa pers on the day after their publication. The agricultural productions of Northampton aro similar to t'l vo of Ac comac county, the aggregate aunoal product km ? f \\ heat, corn, oats and rye lielng proportioned to th-? latter. There are thirteen churched in Northampton con ty, of which three are Episcopal, two Presbyterian, oue Catho lic, two Baptist and live Methodist. Tiio county seat Is Kustvlllc. and the other vill i j;<>s are Hadlrck mid Frr.nk town In the north, Bridgetow n at the head of navigai.l.n at Hunger creek on the west, and Capevillo. near < 'ajie Charles, on the south, like county HC it of Accomac is Drummondtown, and the other villages aro Horn town , near the mouth of I'ocomokc river, on tho north; Assa wamau anil Modest town, near Assawaman Inlet, on the east; O.iancock and l'tmgoteagie on tho west, a;d Turkeys Pen at the south. Before tho war broke out the following lighthouses existed on the coast of th se two countics, ail of which have been dismantled hy the rebels: ? One at Watts' Island, (hsaioaXo Bay, at the entrance of Pocomoke Sound; one at the entrance of Puu goteaguo creek; one at tho entrance of Occohannack creek; oue ut Capo Charles; one on Smith's Island, east of Cape Charles; one on Hog Island , oast of Kustvllle, and one on Plney Island, southeast of Horntowu. The objects of the expedition have been clo irly set forth in the proclamation <>f General I)ix, published In tho Hlrald of November 18, and noed not lie repeated here. It is important, however, to bear in mind one fcaturo of that proclamation. General Llix assures tho citizens of those two counties that he will permit no acts of pluuiler on the part of the soldiers; aud he assures them that "s|>ecial directions have been given to the troops not to interfere with the condition ot any persons hold to domes tic serv ieo, and in order that there may be no ground tor mistake or pretext for misrepresentation, tho command ers df regiments and com|<anies have been iustrocted not to permit such |*>rsons to come within their lines." The troops composing the expedition wero transported from this city to the scene of action in steamers They landed at Newtowu, In Somerset county, Md., and matched through to HorntowB. Here great numbers of the proclamation of General Dlx wero scattered among the people, and were taken by them into the Interior. Wherever the proclamation was read to the people they oxpresged the greatest gratilication and pleasure. What ever supplies the troops needed were freely brought in by the people, and wero bought and paid for by tho soldiers. What few rebels there were among the people immediately departed for a more oongenial clime. Before he advauoed further south ward, General J/>ck wood seut out a strong detaebmeut to reconnoitre as far as Drummondtown. The commander of this expedition ascertained that there wore no rebels in Accomac county in arms; that those who hail arms had laid them down, and were ready to give them up if required; lhat tho cltizons of Ilrumroomitown had voluntarily raised tho Stars and Stripe# over the Court House, aud woro eager to welcome the advance of tho troop s, but that the Indi cations were that tliore might be some trouble in North ampton^ all the rebels had congregated there, appa rently to resist the approach of tho ti oops. The whole column, therefore, proceodel to Drummondtown, wher - they were at last accounts. RErORTS FROM THE EXPEDITION. LATEST FROM ACCOMAC? PROGRESS OF GENERAL LOCKWOOD? THREE THOUSAND REBELS DISBAND ED ? THE VNION FLAG RAISED ON SECESSION POLES? GEN URAL DIX'H PROCLAMATION WELL RE CEIVED. [From tho Baltimore American, Nov. 21.] Information was received last niglit at hc-a (quarters from Accomac county of tlio most gratifying characior, giving assurance that the expedition desj atehed by (jtne rul Dlx to the two Eastern Shore counties of Virginia will meet with little or no opposition. Oa Sunday tho flag of tho Vl l >n was hoisted at Drum mondtown, the county seat of Accomac, ' u a |kj1c which Lore the robel Hag tho day before. The people of the county had submitted tn the authority of the United Slates, and declared their intention to do ho in advance of the arrival of tho troops. A Ilug of truce was Kent by General Lockwood to I>runim"iidtowu ou Saturday. 0:i Friday night three thousand rebel troops d-slmndc 1. most of them drafted militia. Wherever the officer who bore the flag of truco went, be was importuned for lien ral JHx's proclamation, which had been sent among them the day beforo. We a-mexsomp extracts from his s atement. Meeting some of the disbanded m<;n ho asked them why they had broken up to suddenly V "The reply was tlicy had got <;en. Pix's proclamation, and believing they could not stand out against the force we were about to send against them, they thought it bet tor to d it band. Bnt otiior.- came up in the meantime who were part of the militia, and they boldly answored that they nevor did want to go into the business, and had all the timo disapproved of it , but were compelled to it by hot headed secession!*!?. "The greater part of tho persons T met were of tho <l;s banded militia. Three cheers for the Union were given with such ?.<'al and zest as to make me conclude that there wjs something moro in them than expressions arising from fear. I met many in squads of fho, ten, twenty, & and tlioy would sometimes run across the fields t> meet us, expressing the deepest gratitude for the delivcranco from oppression and want, for they aro In want of many of the necessaries of life. "I w ill here state thai along the road I wai besieged for (ieneral Dixs proclamation, a few copioe of which had been scattered about the country through which I passed. It had even reached this place yesterday. When It had got among the militia organizations it was mado the pre text for giving open expression to their latent feelings of opposition to tho Confederate rulers. " The great majority or tho people, I believe, look upon the troops about to be sent among them as their deliverers from cruelty and oppression. Hurrahs for the Colon were quite frequent. At one place the American Hag was hung out. It was a curiosity to tho people, and they looked in astonishment when they saw that one owned in their very midst." We may conclude that the people of Northampton will follow the example of Accomac. The secret of tho suc cess of the expedition Is to bo ascribed to the large and well disciplined rorco sent into thoso counties. It is al ways a measure of humanity, as well as a right military rule, to employ a force so overwhelming as to prevent bloodshed, ir half tho number of troops bad been sent there would no doubt have been resistance, and very lilraly a sanguinary and protracted guerrilla warfare, for which the country Is well adapted. We believe that the same exhibitions of returning loy alty will be made in other districts of country when we go into them with a like preponderance of force, anil that tho deep seated feeling of attachment and devotlou to the Union which livos in the hearts of a majority of the Southern people will break out into opon expressions when thajr feel that they are to bo protected and sustained. Another letter, dated on Sunday, says: ? "This morning ? forward movement into Virginia took place ? first an advance of cavalry, next the Fifth Now York ('Zouaves from Federal Hill) , followed by the Wis
to? ta Fourth, live companies of the Twentyflrst Indi ana, At* or six coinpauicHof the Sixth Michigan, Nimms' Boston artillery and an tnd?|>endent cavalry company of Pennsylvania. It was a glorious and moat Imposing sight to im as they wound arouud our camp and entored a wood about a quarter of a mile distant. We havi' hero, beside the Purnol Legion, a |>ortton of the Sixth Michigan, the Seventeenth Massachusetts, and some companies of the Second Delaware regiment." The United States revenuo gunboat Hercules, Rufus Ooffin, I.ieuleuunl Commanding, arrived in port about ton o'clock yesterday, from a cruise In Pocomoke ltay and Tangier's Sonnd, and brings information from the Raotern shore of Virginia up to Monday night. Brigadier General Lotlcwood won bt ill at Newtown, with 6,000 men, and also had 1,000 men at &nowhlll. He designed marching to Drummondtown and establishing there his headquarters. The place was held by a squadron of cavalry, and tho national flag was waving over tt. The greater proportion of the Inhabitants are Union in feeling, and received the proclamation of Mi^or General lux with delight. In a few days (ienoral Luckwood would movo Into Northampton county, with a forco sufficient to overcome any opposition from the secessionists, who would be obliged to succumb. Lieutenant t'ollln left General Lock wood on Sunday , and on his way to his vessel found that a number of bridges over tbe streams south of tho Pocomoke rlvor had been burned, ana trees fulled and placed over the roads, com pelling him to take a circuitous route. On Saturday, four boats, with armed soamon, wore deKpatchod from tho gunboats Hercules and Reliance, lying in Pocomoko liny, under the chargo of Lieutenants Tompkins an l (iambi 111, (f tho Roliauce, and Lieutenant Hall and Quartermaster Perry , of tho Hercules, to Syke's Island, in that buy, near the main land uf Accomac coun ty, and of which possession was taken. Formerly thero wore about 140 inhabitants on the Island , but on account of the apprehension entertained that they would bo Im prnaaed hi to 'he rebel service, all but thirty had left. These gladly received the proclamation of General l'ix, and were promised the protection of tho United States. The Hercules and Tiger will return to those waters as suou as they can re-coal, and with the Reliance, Captulu McGowan, will cruise aloug the Virginia shore in connec tion with the military forces. COMPLETE /SUCCESS OF THE EXPEDITION. TDK FEDERAL TROOrs IN POSSESSION OK NORTHAMP TON AND ACCOM AC COUNTIES, VIRGINIA. 1U1.TIMOKC, Nov. 21, 1861. Desjmtches Just roceived from the Kastern >diore of Virginia give tho gratifying intelligeuco that the seces sionists of Northampton county, to the number of eighteen hundred, lmve laid down their arum, ami the federal troops have now full possesslull of that county us well as Accouiac. MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER'S EXPEDITION. OUR BOSTON CORRESPONDENCE. Boston, Nov. 20, 1861. Activity Prevails? The Troops ? Pressure of Visiters to the Constitution ? Departure of General Bvtler for Washing ton ? Suppositions as to the Destina'ion of the Kqxrfitiun ? T/ie Aciun of Commodort Wilkes, 4c., dr. Tho curiosity In regard to M>ijor General Ilutlcr's expe dition seems to abate not a whit, but rather to increase, as tho people witness the completeness of the prepara tions being made. Porters were busy all last night iin l are hard at work to-day placing on board the C nstitution a wonderful variety of articles. This morning one part of the pier was crowded with frames for wooden huts and barracks, to be used in the camp of Instruction, of which I wrote on Saturday. But so great is tho crowd of tho curious that the progress of the laborers has boeu im poded, and consequently tho departure oi th t transport has been postponed c. ain until to-morrow, when I think there is no doubt of our leaving. Captain Manuing's battery urrivod (hit morning, and, with m< st of llie ammunition, was gotten on board. The men have many of them been spending tho day In tho city, and the miserable keepers of the : a loon I in the neighborhood have been driving a brisk business, and tho result is, of course, that numbers of tho soldiers are the worse for liquor. One Is constantly mcoting corpo ra's' guards t iku g back to the ship soldiers who would probably moot with some difficulty in llnding their way for themselves. It is too bad that tho dramshops should be allowed to Koll their vile sluQ'to men who are excited with meeting old acquaintances and receiving their good wishes. The regiments are composed of first rate material; but where was ever a body of soldiers proof ag linst tlie seductions of a lRrh'e city, after having been In camp for any length of time? The officers will be Iva'tily glad when wo are fairly away at roa, and will undoubtedly not only cairy out General Butler's order prohibiting the introduction of : pirits, but will gladly endorse his viows and co-operate with him. It was found necessary to stretch a rojie and place a guard of soldiers and policemen at the upj>er end of Long Wharf this afternoon, ns the pressure of tho anxious spec tators was so groat as to interfere with the freighting of tho ship. General Butler left last night on the half past right New York train for Washington, on the business of the expedi tion and to confer with the Commander in Chief and the President. The Constitution will stop at Fortress Monroe on its wsy South. Everybody is surmising tho destination of tlio expedi tion, and of course all kinds of conjectures and specula tions aro indulged, inmo of them absurd and smno of them reasonable enough. The majority are inclinod to accept the clearance at tlie Custom House, with other evidence, as Pufllclent proof that Port Koyul is the pla^e. It Is a sensiblo opinion, and those holding it need not feel chagrined when they loarn, on the arrival of the Consti tution at another point, that the secret lias been bo well kept. It is hardly necessary for mo to mention at this tim" that I have mot with every courtesy and facility from Major General Butler, Major Strong, Colonel Builor (a brother of tin General), and Captain Uaggorty, all of General Butler's stair, and from Colonol Jones and the other officers of the expedition. It is what I imagine a representative of the Nkw Youk Herald ia always suro to secure from gentlemen. There is the greatest satisfaction manifested in all circles here at tlio determination of the government to sustain Commodore Wilkes in his arrest of the rebel Com missioners, Hlidoil and Mason. Indeed 1 know of nothing that would create greater dissatisfaction and regret than tho acquiescence of the administration in tho wishes of I,ord Lyons. I have not heard a i! s enting voice in the demand that the prisoners should bo detained at all ha zards, and it Is gratifying that we have an administration that exhibits bo much firmness in this muttor. The steamer with the distinguished prisoners has been ex pected all the afternoon, and Marshal Knyes went down to Fort Warren to receive them, hut at flvo o'clock this evening there was no nows at his office of their arrival. It would bo a pity if o .r guosts sliould not arrive in time to spend Thanksgiving with us. There is great curiosity hero to tee the gontlcinen, which, of course, caunot bo gratified. SAILING OF THE CONSTITUTION FOR PORT LAND. Bosto*, Nov. 21, 1861. The steamer Constitution left this port for Portland at noon. ARRIVAL OF THE SAN JACINTO AT NEWPORT. TWENTY-FIVE SANTA ROSA PRISONERS SENT TO FORT WARREN. Bostox, Nov. 21, 1861. The San Jacinto is at Newport, R. I., where sho put in on account of breezy weather and a heavy cross sea. Twenty five rebels, captured on Santa Rosa island, in the attack on Col. Wm. Wilson's Zouaves, arrived here this morning by the Fall River route, and wero seut to Fort Warren. THE BLOCKADE OF THE SOUTHERN PORTS. VE8SKLB TO BE 6CNK AT TOE ENTRANCE OF TOE HARBORS. A number of old whaling vessels have been selected by the government for tho purposo of sinking at the en trance of some of the Southern harbors. They are hea vily loaded with stone, and are so arranged that they can be sunk in a very few minutes, tho stone acting as an anchor when they are once down. At what point they are to be used is unknown, but they will prove terrible obstacles to navigation at any place. Some of these ves sels have been purchased at New London, Conn., and others at New Bedford ? tho whole forming a fleot of about thirty vessels. Tho flotilla will be under the ?om mand of a few old seamen , who thoroughly understand their business, having braved the dangers or the seas for many years. Some of the vessels, although old, have cost tho government somo Blx thousand dollars? they will, perhaps, average four thousand dollars apiece. The crews have been enlisted Tor throe mouths. The ships will be used to effectually seal up somo of the Southern ports. NEWS FROM PORT ROYAL Arrival of the Transport Baltic aiid Gunboat Curlew. Military Operations of General Sherman's Army. Health and Plenty in the Union Camps. A British War Steamer in Port Boyal Harbor, 4c<) Ac. The United States steam transport Raltlo, Commnnilor Comstock, arrived at this port yesterday afternoon from Hilton Head, which placo sho left at six o'clock on Mon day morning, the 18lh inst. Sho brings a rebel soldier, named James Parrah, of the Ninth regiment of South Carolina Volunteers, who was ono of the ilrst prisoners taden at Fort Walker, and who has since taken the oath of allegiance. Everything remainod quiet on the island, and the troops were in good health and spirits. Tho [laltic conllrms th^ news of tho non occupation of Doaufort. The following aro passengers by the Tla I tic: ? Colonel Julian Allen, Purser; ('apt. Jolin Fldridge,H< :i ry Sherwood, const pilot; Richard S Palmer, general agent; P. B. (irant, genoral agent; Cha'ios H. lloran, Lieutenant H. W. Hubbell, Aid to General Wright} P. !?'. Nowlson, Lio'itenant O. Kllis, United States Army ; 'I ho mua Duinont, I'nited States Army; Pr. tioo. Ward, surgeon. The United States gunboat Curlew, Lioutenont Com mandlng Watmough, also arrived at this port yesterday, in tow of tho steamship Baltic, from Port Royal. Slie returns for repairs, owing to some disarrangement of her machinery. Sho Immediately proceeded to tho Navy Yard. Sho reports seeing a large English frigate enter ing Port Royal harbor. Tho following is a list of her ofllcors: ? LieuUnant Cummandinq ? Watmough. Firft LicMtnui nt ? George H. Heywooil. Mat'-rs ? Robert Spavin, Horatio Parish, Caleb A. Curtis. Auittanl Papnashr ? W. A. Aiken. Attirtnn1 Surgeon ? Celso I'rerueci. Mttslrr's if at; ? Charles Duncan, S. Hall. ? t\nt Am Ulant Engineer ? George It. Kwer. Third A*Hs!ant Engineer* ? John Lloyd, 'i'rno Swascy, Archibald P. McCounell. DETAILS OP THE NEWS A ICKIIEL SOLIUKR RKTTRNKI) TO LOYAI.TY II IS STORY* OK AFFAIItS IN DIXIH. On board < r the Italtlc comes a man named Jiunes Tar ragh, form rly of Company C, Captain Heekmau, C harles toil \oliaitoers, who was captured In Fort Boaurognrrt. On taking the o.iti of allegiance Uarragh was, by his own ro^uest, brought on to New York in the Italtlc, whore ho Intends to romaln. Ho was flvo months in tho rebel a' my. His ideas of the rebel government are not at all complimentary to that section, and ho deserib. ? the en thusiasm and loyalty which hag hitherto taken" m, the public mind of tho South to bo almost entirely extl' n The now* from 1'ort Royal boars no fealui . s of interest Everything was quiet when the I3ultic left.no attack being made on any point whero Union troops wero ? ItuaUfd. Tho troops were in excellent health, an t no casualties <-f uny sort wore reported. Not a white man wag to bo seen within thirty miles or the fori ill cations the several islands in the vicinity being entirely deserted. Tho Union soldiers were hard at work fort.fv ing thoir position, and hundreds of colored men flocked In dally, who wore immediately set at work, at a salary of*S |?r month. Provisions wero plenty, and the utm. st cheerfulness prevailed throughout tho whole expedition In fact, the Union soldiers have everything to themselves, and seemed to enjoy the Southern ell mute amazingly. Tho district of Ileaufort is entirely dc eerted, and tho chivalry are afrai.l to set foot even upon their own soil. No advance had been made into the in terior of the country other than that of a few scouting parties, who discovered nothing worthy of mention. As the Politic loft Port Boyul a Ihrge steamship of war with lirltinh colors (lying, was in the act of entering it ' A very interesting letter, evidently from a young wife ' ^o her husband, was found at Hilton lioad, of which tho following is a verbatim copy:? ?*?.V^fr7Wo.,mvo heard the most terrifvfnp news about the Yankee fleet. Everybody i? anxious af.iT cited, and poor mo, I have no one to go to. I am fr-rit'e about I , and particularly about you. 1 cannot hear frlnu you and really don t know what to be at. Mvdarlire i may inver see you again. Please, pet, don't exiSio yourself to their guns. Think how hJipiesL and alom-'yot w ill leave me. Remember vour child? you have M.ii, wwV^;oforw,f rm r "Hied, whr^rid,;"^ ? ^ J '"-' (l|lr "n 1 nnt the moans of hiriu a cmvev si.ee. Take care of yourself, my darling one. wh n v, ? aie gone I have nothing to live Tor. Never let th ? t'-' o you a priroaer. If God should spare your life e-<- ..." ?. ?i, Tl!'!"' J00' ?arlir'K baby looks so well ?n iV.veci. . he sends a kiss to bor dear papa. I am so n rv u tint ov 'i v footstep startles me. lilufTton i. all, ,| ,vl h tr<H waiting to get to Hilton ilMd. I*>, my dearest let v he .r rtom you, I may not writo you again but ii.av'i good and wise God bless, protect and watch over von in m . , :v,';rny"r; , 1 ho?po t0 Reo before 1 nw. Do write |n : v. hat I rni:Kt do. Send m o. some mou^v . fo th 1 1 cn i have s n? thing to doo. nil on if [ shuuM lie tr. an ? r ,f not, jcui know it wl.l be kept for your use. (; hv in own Iiehon, God bliE.5 you. Your i;LORii a " Liriiox Dt'poicr. "? OUR HILTON HEAD CORRESPONDENCE. Hii.tos Head, S. c., Nov. 17 1S61 A Zu/vyf Port HaUal /-land for Strategical Purpnte, II hat U to be Done uritli the Cotton?? The Wherealxnits rf the Rebels ? A Reconnoitiance to Beaufort? Arrival of til SUtopof- War Dale from the Coast of Florida? Capture of a Schooner AtUmp'inj to Run the Blockade ti ilh Svp plie * for the RebeU, dc. ' It is now a liitlo ovor one week sinco tho Union troops landed on this Island, and as I take a retrospect of that brief period and the work accomplished in that time in tho erection of largo storehouses, tho building of a temporary dock, and tho establishment of a largo hospi tal, the landing of over two millions or dollars worth or stores, camp equipage, ordnance and ammunition it seems almost Incredible. Yankoo enterprise and 'go aheadativeness is apparent throughout our little arrnv hero. ' Our military engineers liavo made a thorough topo graphical survey of this island, with a view of seleciing stategetical points on which to construct fortiQcati.u ? The result of thoso surveys, bolides successfully accom plishlng Ihoir object, has fumishod indubitable evi dence that the descent of tho expedition upon this island was wholly unexpected, from the fact that entire plar.t.v tions of tho rich Sea Islnndcotton remains unfathered an I that which has been harvested, has either been dostr y ed by tho rebels In their retreat, or else it remains ungined, and now In tho possession of our troops Our high military authorities seem in a quandary what to do with tho seized cotton. I have suggested that it bo baled and shippod for Now York, or even Liveriwl. There is enough cotton here to load the clipper ship Great Ronub lie, now at this port. On Friday last Captain Isaac 0. Phillips, Chief Engi neer J. McNamara. first officer ffm. Ballon and purser J. H. Nichols, of the United States steamer Mayflower; Chief Engineer H. E. Holland, of the steamship Illinois, with a dotachment of ten mon, made a private reconnolssanco up Port Royal Sound, going within a few miles of Beaufort. Thoy roached a point far beyond where the Union scouts had beon, and collected valuable information as to the condition and whereabouts of the rebels, all of which was communicated to General Sherman. They first visited the plantation of tho late Dr. Jenlcs. Here they found a large privato residence, olegantly furnished, but entirely doserted by its former white occupants. Tho bouse Is in chargo of the faithful slaves belonging to tho estate. An Intelligent slave, who acts as major domo, states that his master diod about three months ago of yel low fever. Since that time the estato rms been In charge of administrators and managed by numerous white overseers, all of whom made a furtive retreat when they heard of tho bombardment and cap ture of this place. The plantation comprises several hundred acres of rich cotton land. The crop of cotton which is of ? very fine staple, has nearly all been gathered, ginned, stored and ready for parking for mar ket . Two largo are warehouses flliod with cotton, and can bo made an oasy prlzo. Divides ntimurouH domestic slaves on this estate, there are no Icia thin one hundred field hands, all of whom still remain In thoir quarters. Thcso slaves compt l.-e old and young, from seventy-live years of age down to mouths and days old. These slaves reiKirt that there is a great scarcity of salt in this dis trict, and that that article is worth its weight in silver. Thoro is much suffering, owing to this fact. Food is scarco all over the South, there being only enough to keep body and soul together. The few white residents soon on tho expedition allege I" the nt emphatic terms that the mass of tho poople of South Carolina are heart r.ick of thoir war folly, and wcro it not for the madness and persistency of the l'ickonss, tho Iihetts, tho Bnrnwells, and othor loaders of tho rebellion . who have beggared the !-tato, that tho state would bo glad to return to ho.' ullogiauoo to tho Union. Slnco the arrival of ourtroojs hero, besides landing two battorles of artillery, wo huve now on shore a supe rior seigo train of six rilled nuns and a full supply of am munition. Tho range of these guns Is superior to any thai the robe's c m bring Into tho fleld. Fort Walker has been greatly improved since it came Into p. .ss Bslon of ? >ur troops. Its armament has been In oreas hI, the magazines enlarged and tUI?-<l with ammuni tion, the troops' quarter* ro diTod comfortable, the para pets repaired and tho d.teii of the work widened and (lep|toned so that tho tide ebbs and (lows Into It. Ills now ready for defense against any force tho enemy may bring against it. This wok w.il s .on bo supported by auxiliaries, which when constructed will dofy any at taeks of the rebels, no nuvt er In wh it force. Ihel'nltod State* sloop of war l ale arrived hereto day fn m a short cruise on t l?t> coast of Florida. On the 14th Inst., when offPeriiHudma, she s ized tho schooner liable, Caput In lllack .of 180 t"ns, while in Iho act of run t . u the blockade. Tli rchooner had Briti h colors fly It'i; when captured by tho 1 ile. ThoMahle was four days out from Havana, llercargo consists of seven bales of army blankets, two cases oi Miaie muskets, live cases of Mar l ets, twenty barrel* of |Kilaloes, s< von casts of tin, hi ty seven cases of cream of tartar, on# hundred an. I thirty bags of cmleo, twenty-four sacks of salt. Oil examining tho schnone. 'a pape s it was found that she had a regular British tegister. 11 duNM 'riie. Hav. na, a'leglng her iloBtlnation to be for New V< rk, was signed by lb" AiMrli' in Consul at tho form r p'acc. ('apt. Hlaek and l is crew are all New Yorkors. h f nn r w:is at on ? time in the omploy . f M rgan Jt ( Tl " crew of the Mablo are ou hoard the Hale, and v I be ,' nt to New York lor trial. Thi sch onor Is in cli?"g? i f a prize crew, and will also be s nt to Ne w York. The ship Great Kepuhlic will sail for New York ma few days, also the s earners Met leilan and Philadelphia. IMPORTANT ROM MISSOURI. ORDERS op GENERAL IIALLECK RKS PECT IN'*; FUGITIVE SLAVES, ETC. St. I/irn, Nov. 21, 1811. Gent ral Ilalleck has Issued orders that in consequence of Important info, mat ion respecting tho number and con ditl. aof oir fo ? being convevei to the enemy by fugitive slaves, BO such persons shall bo hereafter per mitted to rnior tho lines of ny camp, nor any forces on the march, and any now within such lines to be Imme diately excluded therefrom. The General also calls tho ( articular attention of all oflicers c miniandiiig posts or trcope in the Held to tho Im portance of preventing nn tuthos 7.01I persons of every de scription from enteriag or loaving our lines, and of observing the greatest precaution In the employment of a outs 1 nd darks in conll '? nlial position. Tho tii nor.il alto directs nil stall' offleera of this depart* n ut, whose 1 tad' iluties have ceased under the rocent sptcial order from Washington, but who still hold com mit- ion- in the regilar army, or vohinteors inustorod Into tl ' service of tho United States, to Immediately report lu person, if In St. Louts, or by letter, If olae w ':en>, to t'.; <te headquarters. The latest .ice. tints from (.on. Price place him in Barry county, nial.ing preparations to advance to Springfield. MOVEMENTS OF THE REBEL GENERAL PRICE, Ere. Roljla, Ko., Nov. 21,1801. Advici s from the South w st are to the effect that Gen. Price has abandonid h.s position at Cagsville, and la moving towards the Old camp at Neosho. About 4,000 of his army, under General Harris, were on the Kansas line, directly west of Carthago, with tho evident intention of e :t ring that State and ravri(. ing its southern coi ntios. General Harris' forco wu prlncipa.ly cavalry and In dians. t.'cneral Ijute wns in that vicinity with about three thoufand infantry, and it la not improbable that an en gagement t\ ill take place between his and Harris' forces. It is reported that there is a camp of six hundred Che rokee Indi-.i.s in U'Choo county, Kaasas. Tho rebel State LogM'ature, In sis ion at Neoaho, baa j.ajs'd an ordinance of recession, united tho State with tho go : thorn confederacy and el xted General Rains one of the Senators to the rebel Congress. It was thought that General Parsons would bo the oilier Senator. It lvau said that General Frost, of Camp Jackson noto riety. would tako ion maud ol' General Kains' division of tho rebel a: my. t;E\\ HUNTER'S REASONS FOR REPUDI ATING THE FREMONT AND PRICE Tl'EATY. In his !"lter to Adjutant General Thomas General Hun tor Bay?: ? It would bo, tn my Judgment, impolitic in tho highest drg: ? lo lrivo ratitiod (.en. Kremoot's negotiations, for the l II nvlug, amoii/ many otlior, obvious 1 anon*: ? '!!' se " :.d ; i pu 'i i!, if i! ltd to, would render tho en ore n. .nt of urn t n! I iw in Missouri, or any pai t of It, lin|H s- Uilo, a i l woul ! give ub-wluto liberty to tho propa gandas** ut treason throughout the loni;th aud breadth of th- SlMo. T ? thi.d pi ipulatlon, confining ojorationg exclusively to "armies in the fluid." would practically annul the con Ui-c it i -n act !'? u-' 'I during tho la^t g' sslon ol' Congress, iiti'l world l j h ;? rfri t immunity to tiioso disbanded H-.iili i ? of l it mina 'I who havo now returned lo tl.eirli'en H, but wilh the Intention and under a pledge i f i n uiiing the robi-l forces whenever called upon; and lastly, I ;? r ? so tin' fourth slipnlriti in would blot out of exlst ei .1 ? th ? loyal in ii oi th" Missouri Home Guard, who h ive nut it is al "/?.) , lioeri recognized by art of Con . r : k, a:i'l wh", it W'iiild In- claimi.d, nro therefore "not 1. 1 : t iixiiito'y < i.: rote with tho tirrni' s in tho Held." Hi o ar ? ntany m objections unite as powerful and obvious, which might be urged against ratifying this agrr i, eat ? its addri^.- 'to all j ?? areably disposed citi zens of tho Mate of Mi. outi" fairly allowing the in fo euro to bo drawn tli it citizens of the United Statl S (tli" loyal and trui) men ol Missouri) aru not included ia iui ben. Ills. In f ; , tir .igi'i'' ment wotdd seem lo me, if ratified, a ? . f all the ictDclpU* Cor which the rebel Iwdirni aiv r -iter. ling, and u imetical liberation, for use in othor and mo:o Immediately important localities, of a l their forrt s now k-Tjit employ ?<! in this portion of tho State. 1 have the honor to bo, General, most ro-i^etfudy, your moat obedient s tvnnt, I>. HUNTER, Major Gener.il Commanding. Tlic following ir- Gen. Hunter's letter lo Con. l*i ico: ? HEAIKjfARTKW!; WttTKHN DcJUt.TKE.NT, I h rr.iN'it nan, Mo, , Nov. 7, 1881. j Get:. Sn.ixixo I'm commanding forces at I'asavl.le, Mo. Reierrlng lo Ilia agreement, purporting to havo been made brtwoci M i.ior Genorals Fremont and Price, re pp c. ively, romm .ii' in antagonistic fore s In the Sute ?ol Mi' soiirl, to ti >? c!T ct that, In loture, arr' sts or forcl bl.- r ti'rleic .re, by itrinc I or unarmed i?rtfos, of citizens v. thin t he limit- M ant .--ate, for tho mere entertain in nt or cxwer r n ol [xdltiral opinions, shall hereafter i . . thai nun ? lao* broken up for inch causes may he re-united: and tliul the war now progressing Fliall he evcluslvely confined lo armies in the tleld ? I have to Kt.ltO Tliat, as General commanding the forces of tho United S?a> ? * in this d ai tmont, I can in no manner recognise the ,-igr. ? ment a for. sn.d, or anyof its provisions, wiiether Impli dor direct; and that I can neither issue, nor al low t'> be i?- iinl, tho "Joint proclamation" purporting to linve boon s fired by yourself and Major General John G. Fieiiwnt. i n th ? 1- t'd'ny of November A. I). 18H1. Wry i-esj. < ruliy. your obedient servint, V. Ht'NTiCll, Major General Commanding. THE PURSUIT OP GENERAL FLOYD. [From the Win i-ling IVeeB, Nov. 19.] On Fridny last Gen. Uetiliam was at Fayetteville, within two miles of Floyd * Intrencbments, having marched nine teen in II- p to i ho outpewt pickets of Floyd's forces, and then followed tliem live miles. Gen. B. had sont for an Increase of his supply of ammunition, which had been forwarded to him. Gen. Cox had crossed tlio Kanawha below tho falls, where the road to Fayi itoviile strikes the river, and wag following lfctiham. Col. McCtiok was at the Hawk's Nest, and Got). Rosecrans was st. II at Tomp kins' farm. This u wn wo received by tho good steamer Victor, ( apt. John McClure, Clork Jacob 11. Singleton. She loft (iauley on Saturday morning, and bro .ght one hundred and thirteen sick soldiers, who were placed in tho hospital here. Tho Victor left for the Gautey at ten o'clock A. M. on Monday. lie has since been reported m having ahandonod that p< sit iou and retreated '?) Wytbe vllle. WHERE IS WYTHKV1LLK T Wytheville is alsmt one hundred miles sooth of fiauloy Uridgo, ai d on the Vlrjri' ia and East Tennessee Railroad. V" Floyd is retreating there it must be with a view to opo J rations in East Tennessee.