22 Ocak 1862 Tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 1

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TH n m* K % ?? . WHOLE NO. 92G4. THE BAnLE AT SOMERSET, KY. The Great Victory in Eastern Kentucky. i TOTAL BOOT OF THE REBELS. Panic and Flight of the Enemy. ZollicoflTer Mortally Wonnded and in the Hands of Our Troops* nmense Amount of Munitions of War Captured. SQTames of the Union Officers in the Battle, to?i &o., to* Cincinnati, Jan. 21,1862. Despatches havs been received at headquarters In Louisville announcing that the battle at Somerset did not lake place on Saturday, but on Sunday morning, and that General. Thomas continued in pursuit of the rebels until night. Our forees followed the rebels, who ran before them in the wildest confusion, like a flock of sheop, close up to their intrenebments on the north bauk of the river. In front of their intrenchments the rebels laid all night, expecting that we would storm them in the morning; but with the aid of their boats and barges they managed to gel across the river before daylight. They left behind all their artillery, ammunition, horses and tents, and eighty wagon loads of quartermasters' and uadical stores fell into our hands. Our troops had possession of their intrenchments early this morning. After reaching the opposite side of the river the rebels disported in every direction. Two hundred dead and wounded rebels were picked up on the field. General Zollicoffer waa found in a wagon, mortally Wounded. Our loss is not definitely ascertained, but itmuatbe considerable. The surgeon of the Tenth Indiana regiment telegraphed that hie regiment had seventy killed and wounded. General Thomas' division embraces some of the heat regiments in tnis department. As far a* I ran learn, the Ninth Ohio, the Tenth Indiana, the Second Mlnneeota, the Eighteenth regulars, the Fourth Kentucky and the Tenth Kentucky regiments were among those engaged. Colonel Hanson's brigade, Including the Tenth Indiana, the Eighteenth regulars and some Kentucky reglaaentn, reinforced Genera) Thomas during Saturday night. They made a forced march of twenty-five miles through heavy reads, and managed to arrive throe hours before the commencement of the fight. In which they took a glorious part, in spite of their fatigue. The tenor of all the official despatches received, goes to Show that the sfTair resulted In the most brilliant victory ef the war. Ne prominent officers are said to be killed on our aide. General Schoepff was unable to cut off the retreat of the enemy,owing to the blufly character of the country and ? tki obstruction of all the roads by felled timber. Lormvnxn, Jan. 21,1882. There Is no news from General Thomas to-day. No details of the federal loss have yet been received. General Thomas has taken the steamer and the nine barges In which the rebels conveyed their forcea across the Cumberland, and wbich in their precipitato flight hey failed to destroy. j The theory at headquarters is that using that boat to onvey his troops across the river southward, and proTiding other mean* of transportation, General Thomas has been too busy to ssnd the details of the recent fl|ht. No private telegraphic despatches of military matters earn come over the Southern line to Louisville, and no private information has been roceived. RECEPTION OF THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE IN WASHINGTON. WasHi.virroN, Jan. 21. 1882. TIm official despatch confirming the Kentucky victory la brief, containing no more information than ia already known to the public. THE TROOPS IN THE FIGHT. A few of the regiments engaged In tho brilliant victory over tho rebel General Zollleoffer having been specially mentioned in our deapatchee, wo give, in addition to General SchoepfTs brigade, published yesterday, a list of the officers composing those regiments. It must not he understood that these were all the troope engaged in the battle; but at preeont it would be very tmpolitio to five publicity to the strength of the whole force until the official reports are published, after which time we shall he happy to record the names of all the officers who have I mo gloriously won the iaurels of victory. GEKBRAL HANSON'S BK1GAPI. Acting Brigadier General.... Colonel M. I). If ANSON. STASV. Assistant Adjutant General.. Reuben C. Kise. UUiUUWTS. Tenth Indiana Volunteers. Kightconth (reg.) Infantry. Mourtb Kentucky Volunteers. Tenth Kentucky volunteers TBKTH INDIANA VOM'S'SBSS. Colonel (acting General) II. 1). Manson. Lieut Col.commanding reg't.W. C. Kise. Major A. O. Miller. Adjutant . Quartermaster Par id N. Steele. Burgeon Joseph 8. Allen. Assistant Surgeon C. S. Perkins. Chaplain The rocent elections of cantatas for the companies of Abie regiment not having been reported, we omit tho names of those commanding thorn while in Virginia, lest ere should be in error, ibero doubtless having b.-en many changes since tho regiment was transferred to Missouri. KioirmsTH rvrrxn status ivfawtwv. Colonel ( letin* Brig. Gen.)..Hy. H. <l\i rington. Lieutenant Colonel 0. I.. Shepherd. , Major Edmund i'nderwood. Second Major F. Townseud. Adjutant I. .J. W. Forsyth. Qu irt rmaster Sy mines Gardner. Burgeon ? , Assistant Surgeon ? Captain*. William B. Hughes, Henry Belknap, n 11.11 il.-.KU Wm. J. ivttman, Muses M. tiratiger, John A. Thompson, Jabob M. K.yeter, Henry Uaymond, David L. Wood, Henry Douglas, Tatrlrk H. Tires I in, Alex. Chambers, l.yman M. Kellogg, Wm. S. Ihranion, <>?org* W. Smith, By. R. Mtaner, A. B. Thompson. Cha*. E. Denniaon, Onlnnel Carr ln(ton has been vary energetic In forming this regiment, the official returns to Congrees giving, as ?hn strength of the corps, flrteen hundred able bodied Ben, divided into three battalions. It Is the only regular regiment that lias Its full corps of (laid and staff officers. ksntvcst rott Ninas. \ The Fourth Kentucky Volunteers is under the com Band of Colonel Speed 9. Fry. \ The Tenth Kentucky Volunteers is cemmaaded by Colonel John V. Harlan. . | The field and line officers of these regiments here not %een officially announced; consequently we are net ena hied to record the names of these heroes of the battle Bear Somerset. The following regiments are also specially mentioned M being engaged In the eon test, and other regiments Were doubtless In the battle, but have not yet^een reported. An accurate list of all those who perlUJVoated In the fight can scarcely be expected until the officios re jfrens ere given to the public:? ) ninth ohm vor.r.vntsss. i\'ld anrl { Ad log Brig, tin)... P.. L. MnOook. UsntaiiaiU Oeijasl Sandsnhoffi Ejwtaat... !!-!?' Wiillck. MismMHr ? . isrgeos . ?gui*taut Bat genu.... E NE THE CI The Rebel Position in E K T \ if *y\ v^OQ N rnvM^L.vibbc. WTERSSSUN 1 Captains. Co. A?Charles Joseph. Co. F-fm. Mayadant. Co. B Co. G?Chas. Schrooder. On. C?L. F. Frlntz. Co. H?G. Kommerling. Co. I)?Kre<l. Loemons. Co. I?H. Cogneiin. Co. K?John Janson. Co. K?George Summers. SECOND MINNKSOTA TCUXNTSSRS. t\eld and Staff. Colonel Henry P. Van Clare. Lieutenant Colonel James Course. Major Alexander Wilkin. Adjutant Iianiul Hoaney. Quartermaster Wm. 8. Grow. Hurgeon R. H. Bingham. Assistant Surgeon M. C. Tollman. Chaplain T. K. Crensoy. Captains. Co. A?J. W. Bishop. Co. F?John B. Pavis. Co. B?Wm. Markhara. Co. G?A. R. Keifer. Co. C?Peter Muntor. Co. H?V. W. Diclierson. Co. D?II. H. Western. Co. I?John Foot. Co. E?A. B. Skaro. Co. K?Jacob J. Noah. News from Cairo. Canto, Jan. 21,1803. The last of the expedition Into Kentucky came up to. day. They saw no enemy during the return march. Only two regiments remain encamped on Mayfleld creekIMPORTANT FROM NEW MEXICO. The Texas Rebels Threaten on 4 ffneL- ran Fnrt rrfliir. GREAT EXCITEMENT AMONG THE PEOPLE. Declaration of Martial Law in the District, Ac., Ac.. Ac. Raima* City , Mo., Jan. ZI, 1M2. The Genta Fe mail, with dates of the 7th instant, has arrived. An express from Mesilla arrived at Santa Fe on the evening or the 4th instant, bringing the news that fifteen hundred Texans, with seven pieces of artillery, wero matching on Fort Craig, and were within thirty miles of that poet. The scouts from the fort bad been drawn in. A severe battle is expected, as the Teaans were fighting principally for food. Governor Connelly had called out the entire militia. A letter express arrived the night of tbo 6th Inst., which says that the enemy had retreated without making an attack on the Tort. It was sol known whether Col. Canby intended to follow him or not. The scouts frost Pecots had not arrived when the mail left. Colonel Canby has 1.000 regulars and 1,600 volunteers and militia in his command. All is excitement at Santa Fe.' Martial law has been declared In the district. Anaeng the through passengers by the mail coach are Colonel Sreet, J. Howe Watts ami John Gwlnne. AFFAIRS ON THE UPPER POTOMAC. Fasmnuca, Md., Jan. 19, IMS. Private but usually reliable advices from Haaeoe.k state tbat General Jackson's retirement from Hancock, and bid pretended retreat towarda Winchester, were a ruse, and that, without retiring to the latter plaoe, be returned with 13,000 men to Romney. It la alao stated that General Lander, following out his inatructiona, fell back on General Jackson's approach. There are rumora of a Sght having occurred. but thle la discredited by those who aaaume to behest informed. The General Court Martial and Board of Fcaminatlon for officers of the division continue their sessions. Sore. ral lmi>ortant trials by tba former have recently been nude, and the charges, if sustained, Involare capital pun tabment All departments are vary busy. The regtmenla both here and abova have provided themselves wlfn very comfortable, and, in many cases, very luxurious winter quarters, without expense to the government. Supplies of all kinds continue abundant, and the health of the troopa Is good. It ia estimated that thrae hundred refugee women from Jrftersoa county are now In andaruued this county. Many of than left children at home, and ara now grieving to return to them, but a strict blockade ia kept up by Colonels Geary's, T^onard's and Link's commands. There is uw exciting nows along the river llae. The Third Oattallon Governor Ppragae Cavalry, Cowman, N. H., Jan. 21,18(12. The third battalion of the Governor Ppragus Cavalry lacre fnr Frovldsact to marrow morning. W Y O NEW YORK, WEDNESDA1 HIEF STRATEGIC [entucky?One of the Gre of the Rebels In and IMPORTANT FROM CENTRAL KENTOCKY ' I Interesting Intelligence from the , Vicinity of Bowling Green* The Western Stronghold of the ILebels, kti, &e?, he* OUR MUNFORDSVII.LE CORRESPONDENCE. Camp Wood, Mcmtorusviuk, Ky., Jm. 16,1362. Our Map of the Rebel Pot it ion at Bowkng Green, with the Surrouiuliug Portifwaliom, Xncampm~nti, rfc.?Thr Turnpike and Railroad Dertroyed by the Rebels?Strength of the Rebel Purees?Their Fort If cations Sat of the Strength Imputed to Them, fhcetpt in the Immediate Vicinity of Howling Green, rfr., ?fc. The accompanying military map of Bowling Green and itn defences lias been compiled from the best authority at the command apd in the service of th* government. The topographical features are correct In tha minutest particulars. A careful comparison of tho topography aa showu upon this map with the topographical maps in the possession the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Cornpan> atte- tho correctness of the military map from which this copy has been carefully traced. The positions oi naileries. troops, c., as laiu aowo in toe map ami described below, are derived from the n<?t reliable authority It iB possible to obtain. Altogether, the map may well be conaidored a truthful outline of the rebel defences at Rowling Green. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which Is shown traversing the State, is a new road, having been in running order for only four years anterior to its partial destruction by the rebels. It -was also one of the best and moat finished roads la the country, but the northern part of that portion shown on the present map is a complete view. Beginning at the splendid bridge at Munfordavlle, the rebels have gradually destroyed the entire road to Glasgow Junction. A slngla pier of Green river bridge waa blown up shortly after the entrance or the rebels Into this Stato. This has only been lately reconstructed, and, being in the hande of the Union troops, may be considered safe. In trenchmenu are being built at the southern terminus of the bridge to protect It In the future. For three miles south to Rowlett's Station the railroad Is perfect; but at that point the rebels again began their work of destruction, burning the cross ties and removing tbe rails. The turnpike, running nearly parallel with the railroad, la also obstructed. Near Glasgow Junction a splendid tun nel, three hundred feet In length, ban been blown up and ts a complete ruin, forming an almoat insurmountable obstruction to tbe rebuilding of the road. From this point to Bowling Green tbe road is in perfect running order, but wtU doubtless be destroyed on the advance of our troope. Tbe advance pickets of the rebels extend aa far north sa to be within view from Rowlett's Station, hut the first considerable body of rebels are those composing General Ilindmiui'R brigade, stationed, as shown, at Gave City, ten miles south of Munfordsvllle, This brigade is about 4.000 to 6,000 strong, with but little artillery, an arm la which the rebels In Kentucky are very deficient. General Hindman'b brigade is engaged in plundering the country in every direction, and they often advance to within shot of our pickets. They fired on the Union pickets on the ntgiu "I ion iliu insmiii insi, gin uijiirsu nu uuv. iuin iu the hrigai'.e a large portion of wUlch waa engagcl In the tight with Colonel WMIlch't Thirty secood Indiana regiment a abort time alnce. At Dripping Springe, on the turnpike road, sad three mllea east of the railroad, are the headquarter* of Brigadier General Rrecklnridge. HI* force, equal to Hind, tnaa'a In point of aumbere, la ecattered along the line of the turnpike, ae far north a* the Three Fork*, with the purpose of acting ae a reserve for Gene ral Hlndman. late Information describes General Floyd a* being at Pagevllle, on Sbugg'a creek. The force at Glasgow I* Ineonalderabln. The main forces of General Johnston are at Rowling Green, encamped south of that city. With the lato reinforcement by Floyd, the whole force Intended for the do. fence of Howling Green will number ahout thirty thou sand, certainly not more. The report* of thn groat number* at Rowling Grnen are undeniably exaggerated. The rebels bare sought to defend Rowling Green from an attack from tho north by two series of defences, the tlrst being composed of a few heavy and a large number of light gun* In position* on certain ranges or hills, a* shown on thn map, and commanding the country to the north and northwest, particularly at the point of the crossing of the turnpike and railroad. Running south to /Jeoati #l?i* sallsAh/l a rift lurnntkrii inlnr I ct tach olher at a point about ton mllM RK H r, JANUARY 22, 1862. POINT OF THE tat Strategic Points of t Lround Bowling Green. BRECKIMBRID^^^RI^INC SPR/ lljjp&RlE9 $ :'*k V ?^ ? I r north of the city named, and thonco divide, the railroad running to tho oaat and tho turnpike to the treat of a short range of hilla, aa shown, and again ccn

rorglng four miles north of Bowling Green. To the west at the turnpike, and a mile distant, is another range, while to the east of the railroad lies another siiqllnr in onnstruetion, and which, with occasional interruption> runs in a range northwest to Care City. The map will bast show how these ranges lie with referet** U> each other. Their fleld works are not represent ed to ho of the formidable character generally imputed to them by the rebel editors, who vaunt tho position as another Manassas stronghold. The more eastern of these hills has mounted upon it ouly about twelve guns, two only of which are siege guns. The centre and western are likewise deficient in heavy guns. The intention appears to bavo been simply to command the approach to and from the crossing of tbe rail and turnpike roads. The second series, or the immediate defences of Rowling Green, consist of more important and extended works near the city, and commanding the secoud crossing or converging point of tho rail and turnpike roada. Grider's Hill, east of the town, is an abrupt eminence rising to tho height of about three hundred feet. On this admirable position, but much too near the citadel, a largo number of guna have been mounted, and with the aid of similar defences on Underwood Hill, command the country north and northwest to the foot of the hills on which are 1 a?ed the outer defences of the rebels. These lifts are tbe only ones on the southern side of tbe river which are fortified, and are the only flank defences on the Scotville and the Glasgow roads. West of the city, and on the northern side of the river, is a prominent knob, which, from tho fact that Judge Underwood's residence was situated there, is known as Judge Underwood's. This has also been fortified, and commands tbe western end northern approaches. Id all Ibcre are only about fifty (una in position on these bills, and nearly all are bearing northward. The weak outposts at Glasgow and Cave City driven In, the line of defence broken at Columbia, and Zollicoffer out off from receiving or giving aid to or at Bowling Green, and it will be seen that this point Is left the flank position of the line of defence extending to Columbus, and Is, moreover, without flank defences. With its right and rear unprotected, save by a force inferior to that attacking, and separated from aid from any quarter, it is evident that it will be an extremely difficult task for the rebels to bold It. [The part of the last paragraph referring to Columbia | and Zollicoffor'e position has been accomplished. The defence has been broken at Columbia, and Zolltcoffer has been cut off forever from either giving or receiving aid. The flank defences are gene, and Bowling Green, impregnable aa It la (f), muat fall.?Ed. Hmuio.] Mrsrottnsviiia, Ky .Jan. Id, 1M2. TV Orffaniiatinn of the Army in KnVwJry?TV Several IHvisinnt, and ftmo They Are Treated?The Manae.-ment oflKe Department?Affaire on Bulk Hide* of Green Hiorr? Heno the Ureteral Advance Into Tennrttee u to be Made? The Army About Ready to More,etc., etc. Iam bare, right on the bank of Green river, beneath the shade of General McCook's quarter,and Ifl know ayself the Hxsai.n shall not he without the news. Munfordsvllls, occupied by General McCook's division, is tho county seat of Hart county, and is the geographical centre of the county. It is a small place, with a dllavl dated court house, a good Jail, one church, two taverns and two genteel residences One of these latter is the residence of Colonel Wood, father of General Wood, and a member of the Military Hoard of Kentucky, which first thwarted the schemes of Breckinridge, Huckner and the hoet of Kentucky rebels The valley of Green river at this point is about one thousand foet wide; but, exrept during freshets, the river la a very small stream, slwnys fordable. The banks rise precipitously to tho belghth of about eighty feet, except here and there, where ravines afford tolerable descent to the river. On the south hank of the river is s neat little village called Woodsonville, the inhabitants of which wore mostly dis loyal, and find on thn approach of tha Union troop*. Such la the locality now occupied by General nucll'a advance. Tlie railroad bridge acroaa the river, one of the finest in the country, waa completely repaired a week ago. It ran alao be tiaod a* a fool bridge lor Infantry. A pontoon bridge ban been conatructed near It, with good roads on either aide. Our troopa are all encamped on the north side ef the river; but a heavy picket force la kept on the op|K?ite aide, our linea extending gome two mllea from the river. The pick t duty, In fact, ia too heavy for thoforce stationed here, especially as the weather haa hoen almost constanily wet ai d very disagreeable. The rebels were In sight when net trooiw first arrived at. (ireen river, and for eevoral da) a kept a considerable fnroo at Horse Cave, eight miles from here. Those were finally withdrawn to fvtvo City (the railroad atatlonfor the Mammoth Cave), where they were reinforced from ERA! 1 tr WEST. k! ** *8. W he War?The Location hi H J/hi hwi g 9 /MONROE ?$ ^^feASGOV^ A ^\\ fCAttOFWLE* \ . i imSwi i_ Tff w TiK n AO Bowling Green. They embraced a regiment of Texas Ran fern, who are kept constantly roaming over the conn, try, and are frequently seen by oar pickets. But sluco they were so handsomely thrashed by the Indiana German regiment they keep oat of the reach of good shots. Last Sunday they advanced again, and destroyed by fire all the property on the line of the railroad, including dwellings, depots and barns. Among the buildings do stroyed was the Cave City Hotel, one of the finest hotels In Kentucky, and In times past a favorite summer resort. After perpetrating tbeae outrage* they fall back again to a point about midway to Bowling Green, which they huv0 fortified. Rut it will be of more interest to tho readers of the nsaAiji to learn something of our own army. Tho country has b>>en long expecting an advance into Southern Kentucky and Tennessee, and impatient Inquiries are being made us to when it will take place. Gon. McClellau has been some six months preparing tho Army of the Potomac for the field, and the federal Treasury and all the immense resources of the Central and Kastern States hare been at his command. Gen. Buell, with limited re sources, should be allowed aa many weeks as Met lellan has taken mouths. There was no army in Kentucky when Gen. Puell was assigned this department. When Gen. Sherman was in command the rebels would have had little difilcuity, hail they possessed the courage, in marching upon I/tulsvllie. Buckncr had the force to do it with. When Gen. Bueil took command of this department the State was threatened at sevaral points, and ho had to "stop op the rathoies'' while he organized his army. He did the first at once, and has rapidly organized the forces at his command. His whole force is uow brigaded, and in full military trim. Tbe rebels have been driven from Eastern Kentucky, and threatened invasions at other points are fully checkmated. This hu been dans with a small portion of Buell's force. The rest has been working, drilling, practising and improving, and Is now quite ready to take the field. When they are ready the advance will take place,and not before, but I am sure that will not be long. Tbe grand army of General Buall?the army which he will I?a4<in person?is distributed along the line of the loutsvllle and Nashville Railroad. Here we have General McCook' division, numbering four full brigades, with a large supply of artillery and enough of cavalry. The division embraces several splendid regiments, which are from the States of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania. El.ht miles north of this, at Bacon creek station, Is General Mitchell's division, aim ootalning four brigades, several batteries and a splendid cavalry regimsnt. Pome of his regimeuts have seen service In Western Virginia and others In Eastern Kentucky. The troops are from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. These two divisions are in full fighting trim> and form In themselves considerable of an army. With th? exception of a regiment or two at Ellsabethtown and other points, they embrace all the troops immediately on the main stem of th? railroad. But thirty-one milts from Ixniiavtlle, the Inbation branch of the railroad slants off to the east. Ten ini'csonton this branch, at New Haven, la Nelson's division, equal to either of the other two. it Is within three days' march of this point, to which it wtll'no doubt be directed when the forward movement is intended. Twenty-one miles from Louisville another branch shoots off, running to Itardstown. There General Buell has established his camp of instruction, and there auothsr division is being formed. These four divisions' each competent to operate separately, will no doubt com. pose General Kuril's grand column. He has, besides, a foroe in Kaatern Kentucky, which will remain there; a considerable force under General Thomas, now marching toward East Tennessee, and which will continue In that direction, and another force, under Crittenden, to th* right of this position, which will move up as the oentral column admdcm. Thai, aa aoon a* the dtvlalon now or. ganir.ltig at Bardatown I* completed, or aven without It, ha can march Into Tenntaaa# with a grand column wall protected on both flank*. Tha Ind (rations barn arc that the advanoe will b* mad* vary aoon, moat likely within ten day*. Tha army la woll provided with everything except traneportatIon, and 1 underatand It la abundant at Loula. villi1 and Cincinnati. Y<>u ace no aoldlara In raga, but all geuteoly and comfortably drseaod, Tbore la no lark of ration*, and I am happy to aay that the Conimiaaary lie. partmcnt ia dlitlngulahad for Ita Induatry and honeatyMi. h of thla, 1 inuat injustice aay, la duo to tho untiring industry nod unllinr.hlng Integrity of Captain .Hamnoi (5am.ige.the Supnrlntcudant of tha CVxnmiaaartat at tbla poet. I bi'lieve be la an Ka*tern gentleman, without a military education, hut a thorough builneaa man. Dr. Bead, the Jnapector of tha Rinitnry Commiaslnn, enya that the rations aupplted the trowp* are aonnd. good and full. How long thla may continue t do not know. It laanld thatthlevea who plundered both government and aoldiera d"*4 ? the rummer In Woatarn Virginia are to be <D. PRICE TWO CENTS. ineferred to Kentucky. If they are, even the strict scipline of ceneral Ruell would not keep them front eallog. and thnt, too, uy the wholesale. I hope the *aw cretary of War will spare the Western army from tboae eetern Virginia buzzards. Beyond Green river that railroad cannot be relied upon r transportation. The rebels have destroyed it com' etely. 1 understand s large wagon train is on its way >re, and when it arrives on we go. I will ksap the zkaiui fully advised upon tha advance. NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Lrrival of the Burnside Expedition in Pamlico Sound 3catli of Ex-President John Tyler, fcc., kc<) kt. Foktiubb Ifoxnon, Jan. 20, IMS. Captain Vendenhall, of the Fourth artillery, leaves ui p-night to join his company, which is now in Louisville, Cy. Ho lias been at thia poet for two years and a halfi nd has lately been busy drilling now batteries Just oris ui zed hero. The wounded prisoners who came down from Richnond the other d y, and wore taken to the hospital here, iro ull doing as woll as could be expected. None are bought to bo in a dangerous condition, and a few have as ar recovered that they will be sent North by to-night'l >oat. The troops on board the ('.institution wore disembarked his mo-mnp, and marched and countermarched up and lown the beach, within certain limits fixed by General Wool, nearly all day. They have becu on board the Constitution more than wo weeks, and enjoyed much the pleasure of stretching heir leg?. They were favored with summer weather, leantimo the Constitution underwent a thorough cleanup, which she much needed. Nothing is known of the destination of the Oonstttuion, or of the time when she will sail. No orders hare ret been received on the subject. General Butler is exacted here to personally order her sailing. A flag of truce went to Cranry Island this morning inder command of Lieutenant Clinton, of Geweral Wool's staff. The host brought back the captain and :rew of the itaip York, of Dublin, Captain Whalen, from Valencia Tor Lewis ton, Delaware, which was wrecked tear Swansboro, N. C., a week since. Ex-President Tyler died at Riohmond on Friday night, ifter a very brief kilueaa. ARRIVAL OF GENERAL BURNSIDE'S EXPEDITION IN PAMLICO SOUND. Wilxmotom, N C., Jan. 18,1803. A letter received here from a reliable source at New" born, N. C., says that forty-three federal vessels ara at Hatteraa. An official despatch received at Wilmington on the ISth inst.,frcm Goldsboro on the 16th, say that thlrty-fbui small steamers and sixteen sail vessels were Inside and saven large steamers outside Hatteraa. More are expected in Pamlico 8ound. The above may ha relied on,as it comes firem an ?Saa In Hyda county. Wxsulxotov, Jan. 21,1881 The Navy Department is in receipt of news this even, ing, by flag of truce to Fortress Monroe, that forty-nin? steamers and vessels suddenly made their appearance in Pamlico Sound on Monday morning. This la unqueation. ably General Burnsids's expedition; bat the fact that h? has safely made Pamlico Sonnd is no evidence of the precise place where be will strike his final blow, sa the storm may h ive compelled him to take shelter there IMPORTANT FROM NEW ORLEANS. Meeting of French Residents to Dovtso Manna to Leave the City* Cairo, Jan. 21,1842. A report from New Orleans, tho loth, says that a large netting of thn French residents was hold that day to devise some means of leaving tho city and tho South. A committee was appointed to communicate with the federal forces at Ship frltind upon the subject. AfTnlrs at the Custom Hons# APPOINTMENT* AND REMOVALS?KXl'OHTATIONB 0? BRKADSTL'KKS AND PROVISIONS?THE l'ORT SURVEYOR'S DEPARTMENT, ETC., ETC. A largo number of lotters have lately boen received by Collector Barney, relative to appointments in the Custom House. We aro now authorised to state that no persons will be appointed who have not passed a preparatory as* animation, or to whom appointment! have not been de' finitely promised. Tbo work of retrenchment and reduction was renewed en Monday. 1 he few democrats who have hitherto went tiered the storm are now being wee'ed out. The directions received by Mr.^Barnoy from Wash, ington are b><ing vigorously carried out. During the last two days notices have boon served on a number of clerks in the Warehousing Departm -nt that their servioee are no longer required, ix-moc.-at* and republicans bavs falien together, and the broom of economy will sooo weep through the other departments with a like vigorous eflTect. Mr. tHmnlson, the head of the Naval Office, has lUled op all the vacancies in bis department, and no applications for office under him will now bo attended to or meet with success. During the last two weeks the exportatIons of breed* stuflb have been very light. But few vessels have left this port for some time past loaded with wheat and Roar for Europe. Tbo business in pork, beer, hams and bacon still continues brisk, and during the last few days has been slightly on tic increase, several ships loaded with those articles having cleared for English and other European ports. Surveyor Andrews is at present In Washington, and will, it ia expected, be absent for the next few days. Xisho's Cardan ?The tragedy of "Jan# Shore" was prod hobo at tats esiaonaumeni iui evening to an excellent house. Mr. J. W. Wallack sustained the part o| (Heater; Mr. Wm Wheatley that of Haxtinga, and Mr) E. L. Davenport played Dumont. Mr*. Ju la Bonnet Rar< row was the heroine of the piece, and waa nupported by Mrs. Wallack aa Alicia. Thoae who are familiar with this pathetic play can readily Imagine that with each a cast It waa moat effectively rendered. The naullca drama of "Black Eyed Susan" followed, la which Mr Davenrort auatained the part of William, of which he f, the beat living representative since T. P. Cooke qutttea the English stage. It was admirably played,and ma 't quite a hit. This evening Mr Itacketl appears In hia eel* bratod character of FalatatT, In Shakes pere's "Henry IV,* being kls first appearance In this elty for three yearn. It ie one of thoae Impersonation! which will long preserve a historical interest in connection with the Shakasperiaa drama. Watxanc'a Tjixatrx.?Morton's five act comedy, " 4 Cure for tho Heartache," was revived at this house last night with great success ami before a full and fashionable auditory. Mr. Laater Wallack, whose versatility le die* played nightly In these reproductions of the standard playa, sustained the character of Young Rapid, In a coal with white aatln linings, in a manner which did hia great credit, and elicited general admiration. Mr. Risks, aa Old Rapid, also acted the part remarkably wall, and Mr. Holland as Vortex, and Mr. John Soft on as Frank OatIan il could hardly have done better. Mr. Floyd ad nronte, and Mrs. Hoey as Jesae 0 attend, were beyond crltlclem, and the minor character* dleplayed ao thorl coming* worthy of mention. Th# piece waa wall acted In all It* detail*, and with an eflkct eminently aalkafac* tory. It would have been, per hap* , Judicloue to have had an afterpiece, aa th* whole concluded at twenty minuted to ten. but th* audience went away In excellent humor. Tomorrow night Mr*. Cowley'* oomedy entitled ' A Hold Stroke for a Hueband," will be given. Gtmtux Orau, BaooxtYx ? It will be eeenbyao ad vertieetnent In another column that Mr. t^arl Trox aa. nounce* a short aeaaon of German opera at tha Brooklyn Academy, commencing on Friday next, when "Dee Fret, chute" will he glvon. The cast will embrace Madame Schroedcr liuetnmlon, Madame Schreiner Kronfeld aag WerreKudolphi,W*lnl*lch,Oehrleln and RronFald. Thd rhoru*oa will be curtained by a forca of eixty etngerxf related by the member* of the Ilrooklyn Tbalia and thd Independent Turner Ritlea elngIng eorlellae. some aevd <-onery will he provided, that of the Academy be lag rather meagre for the production of each en opera. Mv l'rox will of couree be conductor. VI