13 Nisan 1862 Tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 1

13 Nisan 1862 tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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V rn t| X XI WHOLE NO. 9347. THE V&TORY AT PITTSBURQ. | UtliTIONiL EEPOETS OF THE Rebel Aooount of the First Day's Fight. BErif REGARD'S OFFICIAL DESPATCH VICTORY CLAMED BY THE REBELS. deneval A. Sidney Jolinsfon> Oenlli Confirmed. "THE BATTLE OF SIIIIA>H.? Me Mention of the Second fay's Conflict in the Rebel newspapers. THE REBELS IN THE FIGHT, Ac,, Ac.. Ac. THE UNION ACCOUNTS. Cmcioo, April 12, IMS'.'. The Chicago Tiibunt reporter, who has returned from PlOOnrg landing, furnishes the following Taylor's end Water house's batteries, supported by tbe Tweaty-third Illinois, Seventy-seventh and Fifty-third OW6 regiments, were the flret in the fight. Both the Ohio regiments ran?the Seventy-seventh without tiring /ma?leaving Waterhouae without any support. He ftnMbalf an hour, however, retiring with three of hie W&f-'. Be wae wounded in the thigh by a Hlniehalt, but not fatally. Hie battery is badly cut up. Taylor's hatlary continued to flfht, supported splendidly by the TtNaoia regiment, until he and his support wore outh(M on both sldea. He then retired through a crois fin, having but one man killed and seventeen wounded. Ms ant In Waterhouae, with his three guns, took np a attend position, supported by the Second brigade of mated MoClernaad't division, composed of ths Eleventh, Seventeentb, Twentieth, Forty-fifth and Forty-eighth HHnoia, Colonel Harsh commanding. During tbe fore mm thfiy wore compelled to retire through their mm snirnniuwml, with heavy loss, into some woods, where they formed a second line or battle. An advance wee then ordered by General McC "emend. A hundred rods advance brought them In eight eff the Obeli. Here commenced one of the most fiercely oou mhn winnimw ?i uh asy, resulting in iu< repuue or lit enemy, who were driven back through our encampAt thin point the enemy h?t reinforcements, and,onr MMNBitiea being oat, Colonel Marsh gave the command 10 give piece to Mother brigade. They were, however, n?spelled to retreat within helf mile of the river. At this moment the gunboats opened Are, throwing Mb over tbeheedeof oar men, end covered the ground I*every direction with rebel slain. Taylor's battery again took a potition on the parade ground or the first 4Msbs,Hd opened co the rebel battery, placed eight hum droit yards distent, and a splendid artillery duel leek place. The rebel battery was silenced and their I caisson blown up. Taylor's battery was then ordered Into a reserve. Paring the fight several MissiSeippi regiments, which had arrived on Saturday night, caine on at double quick, hut woo almost immediately repulsed. On Monday a Michigan battery, oaptnrcd the day before , was retaken by the Sixteenth Wisconsin. The fight, after taking tbia battery, w*s conducted in person by General Beauregard, in his efforts to recover it be was wounded in the arm. He was <nKvcgnr.il In taking it, but it was again taken from him It was cap. lured and retaken no less than six I iui.-a. Company A, of tho Chicago I.ight Artillery, who wre 0 severely handled on the first day, wore only uble to M three guns on Monday; but with those, after it deflorate contest, they succeeded completely in eilonring and capturing the rebel battery of six guns. They were. liAWAi>0f . AtnnnllaH in ahanilnn it frrm tiwU rtf Knrcna in Iraw it off; tlieir own pieces were brought off by handThe general retreat of the enemy commenced at dark ea Monday, our caralry following them until the horses war# tired out. But for the almost impa?sab1e condition of the roads the root would have Iteon made complete, and we could hare carried their intrenched camp at Oortntfe. H will be impossible, on account of the condltioe of the roads, to do it now for some days. Ths rebel artillery was sni>erior to ours, their small arms were almost equal. The rebel loss was fifteen thousand killed and wounded; ours was ten thousand. These will be found moderate estimates. Ibe enemy hare taken more prisoners than we. The Hghtb Iowa were captured en masse. When the reporter left, on Weduesday morning, our ad ranee, which had been pursuing the rebels. bad only occupied the ground formerly lit Id by the en emy half way between Pittsburg nod Coriulh. Ihe enemy are straining every nerve to gel in reinforcements, and Woody work must yet occur bo.'oro we d ire tbem fioin their pueition. The Chicago Timet special despatch says The responsibility of the surprise reel* with the comUtt4ii| officer. On Friday a large force or rebel cavalry appeared Within light of our linee and remained there, but General Sherman, who occupied the advance, had been ordered not to bring on an engagement, coneetpiently he mt ent no corresponding force to meet them. They remained in thta poaition until Sunday morning. They aarved ae a screeu behind which Ceueral lleanrtgard formed his troope into line of battle undiscovered. When the attack was drat made, the Fifty third. Fifty seventh, Seventy-first and the Seventy seventh Ohio regiment? displayed li.excnoable inefficiency. The latter 0ed without tiring a gun. The others fired one or two rounds and then fled. Cowardice' There regiments left ihe point undefended, and the enemy immediately closed in and surrounded the more advanced regiments. It is nlio stated that the Eighteenth Wisconsin and ibo Sixteenth Iowa fled after tiring two or three rounds. When the enemy fled they burned all their wagons, ami left their wounded bubind, all or wlium arn prisoners. The Waterbouse battery lost ons killed nmd sixteen wounded. Wiliard's Chicago battery had fits killed and thirty wounded. One of the New Orleans regiments, the Louisiana Tigers, were almost entirely loft on the Held, either kill e?l or wounded. They were nearly all wealthy men, ami di need In the Zouave uniform. central Tree l Ins esca|>ed on Tuesday and came Into camp atone. In the confusion of the retreat he manxped to elude the rebel vigilance General Deauregard intended to make hie attack two daye prevloaaly, but extraordinary raine impeded hie progreaa and delayed hie arrival. Hud tlie attack been made at tba time Intended, General Buell could not pot* tlbly have reached In time to eeve us frcra defeat. Pt Lone, April 13,1*63. Major McDonald,of the Eighth Missouri regiment, ar. Hved(J?ere laet night, direct from Pittsburg Undtng. He confirms the deeth of General A. s. .TohuMon, and was told hy e lieutenant that Buehrod Johnson, wboercaped from Fort ponelson, was alio killed. He Hunks all the re|>ort' about Heeot'pgard being wounded are unreliable. 4a officer of the New Orleans Creole batlalloe, who was I token prie?ner, seye that Beauregard made a tpaech on Saturday, before the battle, in whhhhetold tbeni ibe result wae e euro thing end oould not fall ?they would capture Orant'sfsrmy then whip Buell, and thus hold tbalr railroads. If they lect the day, he eaid thry might w*ll fey <to?wi Ihtir arm? nnri go Horn'. Major McDonald thinks tba story <>f the escape of Gene pal Prentiss la not true. He and a greater portion of hi,, brigade were taken prisoners in tba early part of tba fight on Sunday. The gunboats did flee work, und probably saved our army from total destruction on Pnr.day The bevmnmc of thr hah ton bunder wag g complete :e ne / s '.a?pr lee, roar, y officers and Bol'liers botng overtaken In their tents, and slaughtered or taken prisoners. General i Sasith was not in the fight, but lying sick at Savannah, not being able to get out of bod. Our forces on 3unday were not over thirty flvo thou- i sand men, and tba enemy's not loss than ninety thousand. The rebel Qiturlermastcr says ninety thouaand rations vers issued before they left Corinth. Ihe second day a fight was not half as desperate as the first. The rebate soon gave way beforo our fresh troops, and ths pursuit was not continusd. Major McDonald thinks our killed will number si lsast 1,000, and 3,000 woundod. Ee says 1,400 or 1,600 wounded rebels were left on the field, and thinks tbeir killed amounts to 3,000. Bssidsu the wounded, we did not take more than 600 prisoners. t Beauregard is thought not to be prepared to make a stand at Corinth, and, if pushed, will retreat to Jackson, Mississippi. [Correspondence of the Cincinnati Times ] THS BATTLE A DEHPERATB ONE. The intricate knowledge possessed by the enemy of ovary feet of the eon tasted soil on which the battle was fooghl, gave them a creator ad yon tags than was awarded us by the trilling increase in numbers; but on eitber side tin bat lie was fought with * desperation which 1 could not havo believed to exist in the minds of men, unlesn in cases of strong personal grievance. The determination appeared, even under the most galling fire, to be victory ordeatb. The Mitaissippl&ns on the side of the enemy were the ruling spirits, and they well deserve to be set down as among the best lighting men of the day. In rKjard to the killed and wounded, I shall refrain from mentioning any thng further than 1 have in former parts of my epistle. The various rumors afloat, without a shadow Of foundation, justify ma in this determination, JVo direct eitimate can be made within the next Jive days, as it will require some time to gather ?be wounded together and inter the dead. CARRYING OFF OCR 8CR0E0NS. 1 found, svsn at the end of the first day 's fighting that many of our surgeons were missing. Tbcy were known to have been at the hospital tents at the period in which the battle opened; but after that time they were not to he found. After the retreat of the euemy had began,and those of the nick who had been left in the hospitals were again under the protection pf our troops, they stated the rebels had forced the surgeons away with them, in order that they might attend to their own wounded. THE BATTT.E GROUND?1TB LOCATION. The ground upon which this most bloody battle was fought is known as Pittsburg landing, and is situated in Harding county, 240 miles from the mouth of the Ten neesee river,anu aooui iou in lies iroiu 100 Aiaoaina oor d?r. It occupies an eminence of some fifty feet above the river, aud has but two houses, both of which were riddled by the shells of the gunboats when the national treope first arrived, several weeks since. It was the main outlet, previous to the building of the Memphis and Char lee ton Railroad, tor tho transportation by steamer or all the produce raised in the vicinity of Coriuth and the more interior portions of the State. The ground, beyond the eminence, stretched away along a broad ridge, which was pierced at intei vab: by deep ravines, running mostly, in a southwesterly direction, and covered with ecrub oak, growing to close together that it was impossible for either infantry or eavalry to press through them and at the same time preserve auy kind of order. In this scrub oak, or "black Jack," the enemy kept themselves as much hidden from sight aa possible. From the river bank to the furthest lint of tho national camps there were hut three open fields, of from fifteen to twenty-five acres each, and it was when the enemy endeavored to cross these, into the heavier forest on the top of the ridge, that ?ui troer* were ensblcd to do thorn the most damage. SEW PRISONERS TAKEN. One strange feature in the battle was, that neither yesterday nor to-day have I saen mauy prieoncrs. On our ids it did not aeem to be a contest for captives. It was a life and death struggle to us, and the rsbets seemed to entertain the same Idea as to ibeiuerlves. i do nut be lieve that more than ono hundred prisoners ware taken to the rear during the battle of b-itn days. All I know is. that if piisoocrs were trken, I do not see how ibey disposed ef them. DEATH OF f.IEt'TKNANT COLONEL CANTIKLD AND C'APTA1NH BERTRAM AND WAHNF.R. As I writs this I just learn of tho deaths or Lieutenant Colonel Canlield, of the Sevoly-second Ohio, Captain Bertram, of tho Forty fourth Ohio, and Cupta.n Warner, ot the Forty-eighth Ohio. Iho case of the former named ofticer is peculiarly MfkClinf. His amiable lady has reached here in company with ber young son, in lime to learn that bcr busbr.nd has been sent to Suvau nan severely wounded. Me ts now dead , una his body has been placed aboard the J. W Pat tin for trausporta tion to l'aducah. Captain Her tram'' body will be sunt forward to (Inclnuaii tomorrow. ! .iiiteuant Colonel I'atihe'd was a resident of Medina, and brother of Judgo Canfleid. OTHER BATTLE-" WF.RK SKIRMISHES COMPAREP TO THIS. An old surgeon who has be. n long m the service, and w ho baa just rotitrned frotn the held tor the first time srce the battle began. Maid to mc aa ho eat down to. niglit on the rivet bonk:- ' 1 hare been present at both Boll run and Kort lione'son, but they wore skirmishes to what 1 have a-cli since yesterday morning." Such, it seems, is tho testimony of all with whom 1 have con versed iu relation to thingre.il contest General \rlion's UivUioit and the Forty first Ohio Krgimenl, TO THE EDITORS OP THE CLEVELAND I.I ADKR. 1 in'lice by the telegraph reports that Nolsou't division took ptirt in the last day's tight n< ur Corinth, and, ns the report bus it, drove tho rebels ? with wonderful rapidity.'* In this division was our Koriy-flrsi Ohio, and also the Nineteenth briguds, under Colonel Hnzcn. Cap tain Koukls s battery wss \i ith Nelson, and was dni.btIsss engaged also. Captain Hart let Is battery was lu Crittenden's division, and look part in the tight. I venture lbs prediction that Lieutenant Clonel My gait, lu cunmaud of the Forty Aral , behaved like a man and a soldier, and that Colon< I lla/en lute improved the opportunity long w ished for by bun, to w ipe out Urn tool charges of disloyalty to our old Ihg. 0. U.S. C. svsi a\P, April P. IRbtl. rn?? IlAueeKa it# n.til Cnu)iMit,iprll 12,1M2. The GatrV' * rittebnrg (Tetin.) correspondent >?ys ibe una tod substance of the battle is:? On Sunday wc were poshed from disaster to disaster, till wo lost every division rump ws had. and war* driven within half a mil# of I lie landing, when tbo approach of nlgbt, tb? tluiaiy kid of lbs gunboats, the tremendous efforts of our artillerieta.and Buell's approach, saved us. on Monday, after niua bourn' hard fighting, we simply regained what wo bad lost on Sunday. Not a division advanced half a mile beyond our tId camp* on Monday, except (<auerni |.ewin Wallace's. The lowest estimate* plara our loan tu killed and wound d at 3.300, and In prisoners 3 000 to 4,000 The rebc1 loan in killed and wounded is probably 1,000 heavier. The rebel* in tbair retreat left screw covered with their dead, wb"rn tliay bad earried to the rear, and destroyed the haavy supplies they bad brought tip. UAclal Account of the PIMabarg Battle Expntrd Soon. Wakhisuton, April 12,1802. The t<- egr.<|>ti line ?o Savannah, Tenn , was completed last Tuesday: bin. it. has been broken and the wirecarrlod away, so that rommunication ts not now perfect. The department, up to ten o'clock to-night, received no forth r infuruiation Tront Pittsburg Landing tlian has already appeared in the newspapers An U'i Krai Hallcrk <s near Hi" m ene of the lut battle an offltta' account In very r<on expected. The Onnboat Lexington. Annexed in a full Hat cf the officer* of Ibe United States innbout l.exlnjrton, who rendered such rtftial aery ice at the Pittsburg engagement Liru'tnatU Cummantliny?J W Shirk, Untied State# Savy. Firtl .Wndti?Jacob 9. Ilurd. .o-oml .tfarfer?Martin Putin. Third JftMter?lames Fitrpati ick. Fourth Hn*rr~sylveater Poole. / ,/? *? Joseph McL'aniniant aud Willi.,n. Ferd. Ckirf Kn inni ?Joseph Huber. AVnil K'lfiutrr?William R Meredith, Ret ,md A$$i'tnul Fnpinmr?William Bishop. A, tiny Pawtuftr-A. J Taylor. AMiiwwt Atrps m?G. W. Oaiver. Matlrr't MnUt?'Vgcant. Armorer?Reuben Sir oof Curffnhr?Richard Carroll. THE REBEL ACCOUNTS. Bai tiMotnt, April 18,1808. The United States gunboat Reitance arrived here thla morning, with the aebooner Hartford, captured off the mouth of Wicomico rirer. A copy of tbo Richmond Whip of the itb waa foend on hoard, which baa been furnished to tbo Anterirau. It contain* the following drepatehee in reforenee to the battles in Tenneeeeo, all bearing date on the 0th, and giving an account of the Sunday fight only Battt.k Fntt or Smion, 1 Via Coin am axn (itAmaooua, April 0, isc2, J Gen. 9. Ooot-ta, Adjutant General?We have this morning attneaed the enemy In strong position m front of | Pitlcburg, and after a sever# battle of ten hours, thanks ' W YO NEW YORK, SUND 10 Almighty God, galnad a complete victory, driving tbe enemy from every pout ion. Tbo loos on both sides ia heavy, including our Commender in Cbief, General Albert Sidney Johnston, who roll gailaotiy leading bio troopa into tbe thickest of tbe fight. Q. T BRAURKGARD, General Commanding. HBHT DESPATCH. Moaiui, April 7,1M2. Special despatches to tbe AdwrttMr and Aryufcr dated yesterday afternoon, eay tbat tbe battle continues florce and furioui, tbe enemy atubtiernly resisting tboir fate, while tbe Southerners continue to press upon tbem with resistless determination, slowly but surely forcing tbem back. Our loss is heavy, but our mcu are in good epirlts and thoroughly up to tbe work in hand All tight well; but lha Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana troops display grtal gallantry. Tbe Twenty-Oral Alabama covered themselves witn glory. Tbla regiment captured two batteries. Tbe Fif teantb Louisiana regiment of regulars took a battery General Busbrod Johnson, one of tbe Fori Dcr.olson prisoners, who subsequently escaped, s wounded. ft .vim ni< hit. Tbe enemy are in full retreat and tlie Confedet atea m hot pursuit. 1 writs from the enemy h camp and on federal papar. Large numbers of prisoners have been taken, and we expect to capture the greater part of tbo federal army. We are driving them back on tborivor,aud shall kill or oanLurc the entire armv. Tho battle is Still raging with terrible fury. Wo have captured General Prentiss and a large numbor of oflioera. General Albert Sidney Johnston foil at half-part two o'clock. Ooo of his legs was torn by a she)), anil a Minle bail struck him in tho body. Jle died while gallantly and steadily leading our victorious troops Genera) Beauregard now com mauds the army. He says this is a second Mauansus fight. General Knell was not in tiins tn.iako part in the action. General Grant was In command of the federal forces. SECOND DESPATCH. Msarins. April 7, 1862. A despatch from Corinth, dated yesterday (Sunday), says the great battle commenced at daylight this mom ing. The Yankees wore driven back two miles. Our victorious columns are still advancing. The First Louisiana regiment have captured one federal battery, ami several others have been captured. Colonel Williams, of Memphis, was killed. General Premise was captured. He rays they have thirty-five thousand iner. on the floW and eighteen batteriee, nearly ad of which have been captured. General Buell hud a portion of his force ?t Duck creek. We have the enemy 's camp and all their ammunition, stores, ftc. The buttle was a very severe one and the loss on both sides is heavy. The tight-ng is still going on. General Polk is in the advance Generals Prentiss, Grant, Sherman, McClcrnand, Wallace and Smith commanded the federals. General Smith was sick. 2,000 prisoners have been taken and sent to our rear. It is re|>orted here that our forces are fighting Buell to day iMonday). Genera) Clark and Colouel fin.wis, of Mississippi, and Go). Richards, of Missouri, were wounded. The federal* have been driven to the river, and are at tempting to cross in transports. Many prisoners are stil being brought in. There is no account In the paper of Monday 's battle, in which the rebels were so completely routed. General Gladden Wounded. Daitimohs, April 12, 1863. lit* Richmond Whig contains * despatch announcing that th? rebel General Gladden lost bit; lert arm in the battl* of Sunday. THE REBELS IN THE BATTLE. We give below th* names, so far as we can ssoertAin 'hem. of the regiments specially mentioned in ihede. ( patches of General Beauregard:? PIKftT LOUISIANA RKGIMKKP. Colonel W. G. Vincent. LieutenantColonel. Wm H.siinorr. Adjutant 1* W. SeiomeF, Quartetmaster Geo. V Morgaft. Assistant Quartermaster... A Campbell. fhnplaij Father Hubert. Surgeon. 11. Reard. ronrANirs. Caddo Rifles Captain I.cwis, Rniinot Guard Captain Nelligiin. Montgomery Guard Captain Nolau. l'avip Guard (from Ky.) Captain B. II. Ar.dersuD Orleans I.iglit Guard, Co. A.. Captain?. Orleans Light Guard,Co. R.. Captain F. M. Pe.me. Orleans I.ighl Guard,Co. C.. Captain 1'. R O'Koorkt. Orleans l.ight Guard,Co. P. ..Caption ?. F1FTKBNTH LOt'lPlANA nFOIMENT. Colonel Carroll. Lieutenant Colonel ?? Tylev. 1 his regiment was Flattened nt Columbus, Ky., previous to the evacuation of that plane, and formed a part of Major General Risbop Polk's division in the iate battle. TWKNTY-FIKBT ALABAMA liKGIMKNT. Tins regiment is, we think, a portion of the new lovy ordered in that State, and is commanded editor by Colonel Jas. H. Clanton or Colonel J. 1'. Con ley. SKETCH OF GENERAL Gl.AMlRN. Brigadier General Adley H. Gladden, met,turned as having lost bis arm in the late fight, is a native of South Carolina, a lawyer by profession. On the breek tug ml of hostilities between the United States and Mexico, wis n volunteers were called for to sustain the honor et the American (lag,General Gladden was among the rtr t to respond. He was elected Major of tbo lamons "l'*iui?i to" regiment of t-'outb Carolina, and served through the Mexican war. At the bstUo ^f fherulmtco, Auguat 20, 1847, where the brigade of General Shields, id wh .lt this regiment formed a t art, achieved such enduring jaurcls, ibe command of tbo "Palmettos" devolved on lfaior Gladden, the gallant Colonel Butler and I Colonel Dickinson having fallen within a row minute* of each other. At the conflict of tb* Oarita de Helen. Heiiteinber 13, 1847, ho no* severely wour.ded, fr.m the effects of which bo suffer* till this day. after the close of the Mexican war ho removed from Vonth Carolina to Louisiana, and resumed the practice of his profe-sion, mingling somewhat prominently in the poll tics of the day. though n?ver, we believe, seeking any political position. He is of the "date rights" school of politicians. snd on the breaking out of the rebellion heartily espoused the secession causo. He was mad* a Rrigndier General by tlio first rebel Congress and ** signed to a Ikiuislana command. What was the composltii n of Ivs forco at rill burg, we are not as yet informe?l. SKETCH OF OEtf. BU3HHOD It. JOHNSON, brigadier General Hushrod R. Johason, reported as having been wounded *n the Into battle at rittshmg landing, I* a native of Ohio, from which State he was appointed to the Military Academy at AVsst point, enter ing at a cadet in 1830. After graduating, In 1836, lie waf commissioned Second Lieutenant of the Third regie lar infantry, in July, 1840, and was made Flint l.ieuicnai.t of the same regiment in February, 1844. He resigned his commission in 1847. aud next year became Professor of Mathematics at Ihe Western Military Inst I. tutc, Georgetown, Ky. After the death of Col. There too F. Johnson, he was chosen Sujierintemlent of thelnsM tute,and was commissioned by the Governor of Ken. tucky ss Colonel. Whilst serving as Fuperintendent he also acted as Professor of engineering, Mechanics and

Natural Philosophy He continued devoted to his school for eevorsi yuera nun enjoyeu me reputation or an ae comphebed scholar ar?l thorough toucher About the year 1962 sickness broke out am?ng the cadet*, ud the location proving insalubrious, the institute wna removed to Nsebville, Term., wb^re he bad succeeded in establishing the institution on a tolerably good footing, when the present rebellion broke out and the ecbool wan disrupted. When Tennessee seceded Colonel Johnson eftrtil hie aerv Iree to the rebel govern moot. He flrrt raised and commanded an artillery romp* ty, known a#Company \ of tbo First Tennessee artillery, end served In It until hie appointment m Brigadier (ten eral by the rebel government At the time our vlctorl. ooa Vnlon Army of tbo West wee puebtng lie wey into rebeldom, General Johnson hold a subordinate command ?t Port Doneienn, where bo wait taken prisoner, but soon after made his es ape from bis captore. Nothing pnrtlcular wne hoerd froin bim enbeeqnontly until the mention o/ hie having been wounded, which now rear bee us through rebel sourcee. SSFTt n OP OITXKRAI, CI.ARK. Brigadier General Cbaa. Clark, another of the rebel general* reported wounded, ie a nat iveof Mireippi. He nevar rceived a military education,but served 1ms captain In foloosl Osvls1 regiment of volunteers in the war with Mexico until 0' lobar, 1947, when ho was elected colonel c.f the regimont,and served in M until He d ilV<^oit,?bt RK B AY, APRIL 13, 1862. took place,July. 1848 His among tbc eer y appointments of brigadier generals bytbo rebel government, but be baa heretofore done nothing to make Ins name notorious In the traitorous sebeme to overthrew the government of the Union. ADVANCE OF GENERAL MITCHELL OCCUPATION OF HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA. Capture of Fifteen Locomotives and a Large Amount of Rolling Stock. TWO HUNDRED PRISONERS TAKEN SKETCH OF THE PLACE, at*) *?., kt. WiMiiMiiov, April 12, J8t2 Ibo Secretary oi War lias received infoimation that lit i.tovillA A lehn init uifiu iii iMiniAii VAatorfluu hv l^rf rAl many hand mine bi-V- buildings. among which are the coiirl bouse, erected ?t a < ? si of $40.0fX?, jiul ihe bank (a stone edifice, built in a\#iy f| lend id style snd Willi an Ionic portico), which t a bent eighty t hoe-and dollars. There aro bcie established servral dum-bes, a I'nited Slnioe land office, thr?'i uewspapei officer,wbi h flourished fairly pievinus to the iebc'Iiou,and iwnfcmate seminaries, "no "f which was estimated Co have cost at least V-O.imiO. In !Sr>4 llnntsv ille had a p'puiaiioii of about lour thousand persons; but what ii may now possess in cv es f t the I'll ion tr?o| s I* a mailer of doubtful est ma tiou. Hni.taville i* cotmidored the most heantful town of the South, wnli the exception "f t'oUilnbin So ,tli Carolina. 1c is also the home of the )!ou' ' leiiKt't 0. flay. < > Tinted states Senator tiom A tub."int. ;.nd now a member oi the lehel Congress Madison county is situated in the northern part of Ala haiiis, border n a on Tennessee, slut has an area of abon| eight li .inirei! and liftv square mile*. Jt .a Intersected by Kliuland t aint Keck creeks, aMuenta of theTenneage, i It* r, wli'tli form* the southern ' onndary. The surface of the country > hilly, but the M>il is very fertile sn<! eiieiif.Nely ulfii tried. I.in.-stoi r under'ica a large pail of the surface. A miiroad has boen eomnispcnd Ixuve, r Winchester, Tennessee, and Hcntevills. Alabama, bul as yet has vniy reached layette* die, in tbe furinsi iidk man one of iu* in?>*t densely po|?ilatrd portion* o' iheSUtaof Alubntua. ii hating 'it l*>l rHurua a pnpu :*i ion of tauily i*?m j hvhi ihoiiaaiiii petectit. of vrhon m-?ra than nm half wera elavea. who mitiiurnljarad tin free reeiileut* by ovar two rh'tuaaMt two hundred per tone. The adjoining catiotiee In AWImtna are natnuil M"rgan, .lackron and IimeiU''* oountie*, and I ha Tonne* aea Mala lina border* iha imriiHMi tida. 8THAT?T<*1. AI. IMef?]tTA<?CK OK HrtiT*VII.I.>. \r jlM ^ jt s see Jeff. D?*ii la the Field. Bjiitimohc, April 13.1M3On Monday Jaff. Tana addreaaad aona wounded to)' dlera, and anid ha miandad to a bare ihelr fata on the neit battle field, and, come weal <t woe, he would be with lh?m; and whatever might betid*? whether victory or d?r*at ensued?i>( one thing he ?*?urtd them ?"The cauee I* safe, we'll conquer in the end." Arrival of Prise* at Baltimore. Boi/mom, April 12,1802. The revenue tte.nmer nelinnce arrived here thii morning with four priie veweln?numely, tlio schooner* Hurt ford, Bride, Whig end Two Brother*?all captured In Wicomico river, between the mouth* of the Polemic and Heppuhaunotk. They had all been landing tofluc, rail, flour, flannel and wbiakey for the rebel* Dentil of Iloa. Theodore PrrllnghnyKn. Nrwark, April 12,1*02. Tho Flon Theodore Fr*Hoghiiy**n died at two o'rl?cl to-day,at big residence, >n New Brunt* Kk,N.^, Mllchell, without much resistance. Two hundred prisoners wcrt taken, also fifteen locomotives wot) a large amount of roiling stock. UAiclal Keport of tirncral Mitchell. Washington, April 12,18C2. Ihe following despatch has boon lecelved by the Secrotaiy of War.? Jlf'SoQUARTSics Tiiihd Hi vision. \ Howisviu.s, Ale. , April 14,1862. ( Aftor a forced march of Incrcil.bio difficulty, leaving Fayouevillr yesterday at iwolveo'clock M., my advanced guard,consisting of Twieliiusbrigade, Kenneths cavalry and flmonsou's buttery, entered Huntsville this morning, at six o'clock. The city w is completely tuK.au by surprise, uoouehuvii g considered iho march practicable In tlm time. Wo have captured about two hundred prisoners, Artcen locomotives, a large amount of passenger and box platform cars, tbe telegraph apparatus and office, und two Southern niais. Hi hart at Inii su<ct?deA ill 'u'ii'ty the greoi ixrlrry of railway eotoiHuHuattou h<'ween tin. .S'outium titaUt. O. M. MITt HEIJh, Ri igadier (ieneral Com g. shelc-li of Uaiitsvllleaud Vicinity. the capture ef lloutflville is of mce importance that) will be ?-een at tbe (list glance of the despatch. Our little map will show itv position as regards Decatur, from . wheh it Is only distant about twenty.four iniie*. But a at HI greater value i? to be attached to tbe capture ef this place Jt is situated on the main trunk line which connect* Richmond with Memphis and ihu cities of the Southwest, and its |iossession by tt.e Union troops do treyv tbe connection between the forces under Beauregard aftd most under J .or and Johnston in Virginia. The route for the transportation of supplies is also cut oil by this capture, and the rebels ?t Decatur are threaten?<t on the?r flank Another road to Corinth is opened to our for(pa|ar.d fiesh troops can be poured upon them via the Memphis aud Charleston Kaitroad, which connects woh other hues at Corinth. Huntsville tea beautiful li.wn of Madison county,Ala be ma, of which couuty it is also tbe capital. It is situa tedontne kiumpbos iuui i ii^i iwiun Railroad, two htiu. dred arid fevxu aides from KmxyIHc, mnety-geven miles f.oin battnswefa, twenty :our miloa iron. I>?CKlnr, Kixly ecyen mile* from TuauuuibU, ? little ov?r seventy miles from Klorence, one hundred t.nil nineteen imlea fri'iu Coiir?U?,one hundred and MXtj inilog from ibe Grand Jam lion, two hundred and twelve miigfi from Memphis, l'oi ? buiulrod ami forty-seven niitee from Mobile by tailf-stl, b?t only about three hundred miles ,i> an air line, five binu'ml ana i.fty miles from \>w Orleans by mil, but scarcely Ion: hundred miles iuu struiyM ins-about three handr<-o in,bus from Veil ricket s and #|beG"lf Coast, re? konug *a 'lie bird flier: about four handled mile-- from the Ati-in.u <-o?st,about, five t,.itur?al and forty mi log froiu Lynchburg. Virginia, and nearly aevtn hundred inilea fi'oin lticb(nt>u?l. Jt is airo distant from Tuscaloosa alioiit one hundred and iifiy mlton in n nortb-noiUieaslerljr directum; about, one lmuured and eighty milts from Montgomery, and ono bundredand [ERA1 IMPORTANT FROM FORTRESS MONROE, The Reconnoissaiice of the Merrimac. The Capture of Three Union Vessels. Intemfiiig Details of the Operations of the Rebel Gunboats* Strategical Importance of the IWterrimac's Movements, Ac, Ac., Ac., Vohthkbh Monroe, .April 11?2 P. m. The return of pleasant w?atber today brought the Morruitac, as was generally anticipated. Hhe had been seen three days ago under steam at C'ranty Island; and,as the evening of yesterday promised that the storm had exhausted itself, few wof surprised th, morning at the announcement that she was iu sight, coining down. The alarm gun was llred at twenty minute? last seven o'clock, and as soon as 1 he auixvtrunco of tlio Murrimnc was generally known tl,c docks, beach, ramparts of the fortress and oilier point? commanding a view were crowded w,th spectator*. The Merrimac, after showing herself beyond So wall's Point, ap|>carod to be heading this way. She did not long continue on this course, however, but turned towards the .lames river, followed by six other gunboats, which had come round the point in her company. Of the latter t no Jamestown ana y org .own wcro t"cognizoa. Among tlio others were supjKiscd to be tlie Raleigh auil Tear.er. Arriving at a point about half way between Sewall'g feint ami Newport'sNcwsPuint,and near tbo place where the French war vessels i.'aesend; ami Catinat, and the Knglisb Menmer ItinaWo, hail placed themselves early inthe morning, the whole fleet came to a atop, while the Jamestown,followed at some distance by the Yorktow ii and a email tug, continued on lier course. 'the intention of tho Jamestown wae not at first perI ceived. A? she came around, leaving Newport's News j on her let t, it was seen that tier object was to capture | two brigs and a schooner which were anchored near the i I shore,about two miles from 'lie point. This was done i i without the slightest difficulty, and, the assistance of the email tug being rendered, the three prizes were taken off under the rebel flag. The whole affair was concluded m lees than half an honri and the Jamestown, having rejoined tho feet. was ordered i to tow the prizes to Craney Island. Taking one brig in tow astern, and the others alongside, .-he moved slowly away. Slightly aiarined at this bold dash, quite a number of schooners in the upper hsrbor availed themselves of a favorable wind and sailed. Tip to this time the rebel fleet have remained in the position in which they first placed themselves, and nothing more baa been done. Tlie tide Is now out, and probably no new movement wilt be made tor seme houre. IT the Merrimac should then see fit to pay as a visit she w Ii) be appropriately welcomed. The names of the two brigs captured are the Saba;., of Providence, R. I., and the Marcus, of Stockton, Me. The former was loaded with Uav on private account, and the latter was cliarterod by the government, but had been unloaded. Tba name of the schooner has not been ascertained. The captaiuc of the two brigs escaped to shore in u small boat, Willi four of tho crew of tlie Marcus. Two men were left on board tlie latter, and sis on board tho c?bao, who made no efforts to lower a bout to e-'capo. They were all taken prisoner?, together with the crew of the schooner. ti i>* ?aid 'bat iho captured Vessels were ordered last night to move down the harbor tor safety. 'Jhc sclmone# Harm uiy, used as a wate b >at, by Mr. Ncyes, government contractor to. -applying w uter to the fleet. happened to be alongside one of the French incnofw?r when i lie Men*una- mnde tier appearance, and was taken under tho protc< tion of the French flag,thai escaping capture. Mr. Noyce has prev lously loet by capture two sohoonera employed as watci iioats by him. Tbo Jamestown returned from 'Taney Island at three o'clock. Not a shot was fire t until Tour o'clock, when the Mer rinutc fired three shots in the direction of Hampton rr*Alr Tho \'a iitrnl tick :?nil n.lnrnrn u hi. h h:iH hoon stationed in thai vi? iuity, replioil will) a number of shots, all of which fell near the rebel flevt. i The whole fleet, led by ihe Werritmc. then returned to the Elizabeth river, i - The name of the schooner captured >s ihe Emily. Phe was from Washington. with sutler's stores. A passenger steamboat, tilled with alienators, c*me i out of Elizabeth river this afternoon, au.l a number of small sailboats could lx- seen through the <!sy on s>wa!l's Point. latereetlng Additional Dentils. BainaosB, April 12,1862. | The following is the account given of the day's operaI tlona by the American a correepoudent. Fortmu M iskok, April 11, 1S62 1 said two days since that we were looking for the Merriniac aud sunshine together. Both are here this morning. The day opened bright and dear, with the broad expanse , of Hampton Roads almost nurunied by a wave About r seven o'clock a signal gun from the Minnesota turned all eyce towards Powell's Point, and, com.og out from under ( the land, almost obzeured by the dun haze, the Merrimac ( was seen, followed by the York town Jamestown and four smaller vssrcls, altogether seven in uruubi^. Ibere wms instantaueeus activity among the transport* and vessels in the up|ier roads to get out of Ihe way. Ptamnboals, several of which were oiowdod with troops, moved down out of danger. Pteumtugs ran, whistling and screaming, towiug strings of vessels be hind them, while sloops, schooners and brig* took advantage of what wind there was, got up sail, and moved out of harm's way. In the course of an hour the app?*rauce nl* the crow'ltd Hoada was greatly altered. The foreata of niMti between the fortresa and Seweir* Foiul dieap prared, and Ilia broad, opou expanse of water bore on lit Hiii face ouly llie rebel fleet, aud two Krent h and out Fnglish men-of-war, which, with Meant up. Mill main' tamed their jiceitinu. cruiors movemkxt?. I HALF-PA8T EMiHI O'ClKK A. M. > or the last hour the uiovrtueuta of the rebel fleet hare apparently been directed towards deeoy ing Our fleet up to wurda Powell's Point. When tho Mert iraac Aral appeared, she Mood directly ai roar the tnoutb of the Elisabeth river, followed by her custom,at tf tbey were bound to New v port a News. The Meirlmac approached the Euglwh I ale.'p-of-wnr, and, alter apparently communicating with her, fell elowly around and moved back towards her consorts In the rear. The Ktench And English ^vea-eia then mowd up as if they had been informed that the lower Rnada were to be the scene of conflict, and they had been warned to get out of range Kur an hour the rebel flnet kept changing poai lion, without making any decide I advance in any direction. On our part no movement was made. The Monitor with ateam up end Is tabling trim laid quietly near ber ueuel anchorage. The Naugatnck (Sevens battery) eaine out aad took petition slangs! Is the Monitor, Slgnala were made between our vea*ets, the fort and the Rip KApl. DUI DU DlOTVnVBl wan Iu*>:r luriWIiy gr?vv rapidly into suspense. a bold srnout. At length the VoiktowB moved speedily up, and,aftar 1 advancing wall towards Newport;* Vswe, steamed rapidly towards Hamptoo. Tha object waa then aaao ta t?o tha captora of thre* sailing vessel*?two brig* an J a schooner. transport*?which wars tying atttaar aground or bad not barn furnished with a alaamtng, in ordar to maka tbalr escape. The bold Impudence of the manoeuvre, 1 contrasted with the apparent apathy of our fleet, #*cited surprise and Indignation. There wn* a rebel boat, not built for war purposes, leaving tha protection of the Merrlmsc aud her contorts, when, It Appeared to unprofessional eyas, ehocould easily be cut off, nod yet no attempt waa made on our pan to do it. Of course there waro good reasons for this poltcy. t though the crowd "could not see" them. Tha Yorklown hgq steamed rapidly along the beach from Newport'* lb. PRICE THREE CENTS. News to Hampton, sent a bust to w-It of tbu vee?le. which were apparently diverted by tlieir crews, cat! steamed towards the three. A small tugboat loaded with troops followed, whilst tbcjainnst wa laid oil' about a mile distant. Nikk o'Ctocw A. M The rebel tugboat has mode fa?t to the largert brig and is towing bor on. The Y. rktown is still iu the bend above Hampton. The Kaugatuck has neared up, and is apparently getting within range of tbo Yorktowu. Tbera is no other move ou ibo pert of our fleet. Our iur.etiou seems unaccountable, except upon the auppoeition tbal the deairo is to get the rebels further down. Still it is s painful sight to see theoe vessels carried off without an attempt at rosista;,. e. iULK-rasT Nms o'Ctors A. M. The rebels lure accomj>b*lied the capture of three vessels, the Yorktown towing off two of them, ami the tug taking hold of the thu d. Not a shot was fired on either side. The Merriinn. mmnWins her position, about half way between Sewall's and Pig Points. One of the French war steamers is coming down to the lowei itoads; she has a water schooner in tow, which was alongside her when the Merriraar appear d. One of our gutilxaits went up along shore toward" Hampton, but too laic to prevent the capture or the thrco vessels, if that was tbo purpose. The Yorktown and tug towod the pr'zes well up towards Norfolk, when email tugs (-.timeout and took charge of them, t'pon one of the brig." tbey hoisted the American flag at half mast. The sight was not a plea aant one. n.-.t f I'ast Tkn o'Clock A. M. There is no change In the position of affairs. The rebel fleet lies In linc-of-baMle, nit etching from Sewall's Point up towards Pig Point. The Mcrritnac is black with men, who cluster on the ridge of her iron roof. TLo other vessels are also thronged with men. In all ihe rebels show twelve orait?all except ihe Murrimac, Yorktowu and Jamestown being insl-nlficant tugboats. The Jamestown is armed with an iron prow, which ran he seen protruding about six loet beyond tho water lino of her bow. The position is eimply one of defiance on both sides. The rebel?: are challenging us to c 'me up to their Held <. battle, and we are daring them to come down. The French and Engli-h vessels still lay up beyond the rebels, the French vessel' not moro than a mile from the Merrimac, and tlie Englishman fnrthor up. Notasho* has been tired hv either party, twei.vs o'clock m. No fight yot. The Uerrimac occasionally shifts her position, out does uov come luriner oui. w iuriHiwu and some of the smaller tu?s Uu\ e gone up to Norfoln. Two O'CLOCK P. M. The position of atlairs tun: not ohauged. there seems to be little probability of any tight to dev. The Merriumc- eud all the rebel fleet keep their position, and so does our fleet, it is possible that tho rebels may come down with the flood tide in an hour or two hence; but it looks as if both parties hesitated to assume the offensive. WHAT IS SAU> AND THOUGHT. The event? of this morning ore much commented onand have caused considerable feeling of irritation and some humiliation. RcyouU the capture of threo transports tho demons; ration of the reltel fleet has been little more than u recounoismnce. It cannot but be concluded, however, that the rebels have had the best of the affhir. The capture of the three prizes was a bold affair, and we can well imagine tho hurrah with which their arrival a* Norfolk was greeted. Whether they might not have been savod and the rebels made to suitor for their temerity, iss point upon which 1 shall not venture s de idsd opinion. Their position we- close in beach, about half way between ITanipton and Newport's News, and from four to five tml-s distant from the position of the Morrlmac. A light draught gunboat or two sent up in lime might have saved thorn. The Naugatuclc started, but a little tee lato to be of any effectual service. Of course the naval authorities are acting upon corns concerted plau, end under deliuilo orders, tho carrying out of which Js considered of more importance than saving two or throe Email vessel*. The eapturo was effected almost under the bows of the I rench and English cruisers, .-iridaemayitenirft.li.it our national prestige was not increased in their eyes by what they aw. an kwhanoit ok .shots. HAir-past Foot o'Ciock P. V. For some hour* the Sferrimao hud continued moving about, sometime* adviiuci'ig towards tbe Monitor, as if challenging bur to combat, and then again falling back. About on hour since she moved over in the direction ol Hampton, and fired n shot towards the gunboat O.-.torara, lying in the bend near Hampton, and fully lour miles dis taut. The shot fell at least a mile abort. Tho Octorara immediately replied: hut hoc shots also fell short, though well in line. ThoNaugatuck than took part and disc-barged I her rifled gun, making a splendid shot; but the ball fell beyond tbo Merrimac full lull' a mile. The Xaugatnek then llr?d at tbe rebel gunboat a Yorktown and Jame.-iown, w hn ii wore lying beyond tbo Merrimac. The |ira(-ti<-e da* excellent, and her gone showed extraordinary langth of range. Turniug her attention from the Merrimac, her .-shots were all directed at tbe rebel gunboats, and of four which were flreu all appeared to strike near tho object aimed at. The rebel vessels fell slowly back, and flringsoin ceased. Tbe practice and prowess of the Naugafnck s rifled gun excited great admiration, and, if brought into play this morning, would probably have prcva-i*?i rebels from capturing any pt base. As I close, si Ave o do. k 1*. M., the firing hss ceased and the Merrimac appeal od lo be returning to ranej I stand. We look for warm work to morrow. ltrriBKMXNT or the rebel flotilla. ILu r rtsr Knrs o Crocs P. M. All tho rebel fleet are moving dff lower da Norfolk. The Latest fro in PertrcM Monroe. \V amiikuton , April 12, 1MU. A despatch to tbe Secretary of War from General Wooj says:? roRTMfcw Momros, April 12?6 P. M. The Msrrimac has been stationary near i%rrall's Poin1 all day, but In plain sight. THE SIEQE OF YORKTOWN. Continual Skirmishing with the Enemy ? The Rebel Forca Greatly Increased?Resnlta of a Balloon Rcconnolo mmccGallantry of tin UhIob Troop*, df?., &c. Nun Vorktowx, April 13, IMJ. TLiO sun Fhone brightly yesterday end to day, much t? tho relief of the thousands of sold is rs who are compelled to sleep in the open air. The roads are still lo very bed condition. The rebels still continue to open with artillery whenever they discover a picket poet, to which our guns never reply. The rebel forces have been greatly increased withtn the last two itays. cm Thursday several vessels were ?e?a to land troepa at Yorktown and alao at Gloucester, opposite, which place haa not been occupied up to this time. Reiuforc?menta have also boon received from Norfolk by way of tho James river. The balloon reconnoiseanoe raado yesterday by Gene ml Fits John l'orter shown that the rebels had materially strengthened their works since the ad ran. e of the Culon troops, and that many additional guns had beeo placed In position. Ho rsachod an altitude of live thousand feet, affording an unobstructed view at fares Williamsburg and N'orfolk. General UcClellan has written a letter highly complementing the Sixth Heine regiment for the* gallant behaviour while making e reconnaissance on Warwiefe river. Similar honors have also bean bestowed on the Berdan sharpshooters, by General Porter, for their eonduet while acting U skirmishers durtng^lhe ad van em. They now do picket duty in front of the Momy'e worts, and many a rebel has fallen from the ballets of their unerring rlllee. Among the wounded In the division hospital la privet* Fred howalskl, of the Mississippi battalion, who wee (hot through tba lunga wuiia aaaerimf iron im aoanty. Captain {"pauldlng, of tha Fourth Michigan regiment, irii aererely wounded, on Tnurf day, In tha tort rboulder. General Magrndcr Aim oat Cngtirad. Bai.Ttaom, April 12,1M2. The Richmond ITkt'p eontama nawa from York to wa that General Magiutler, with ht? atatT, waa at the La* Hotiaa, naar I.aa'a Mlllr, on Sunday, and o-ttaa naar bo lug captured or killed by General Keyaa. Tha haraa of on a or bleated waa killed undo* him in hta flight ? a axa ft *?