4 Mayıs 1862 Tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 1

4 Mayıs 1862 tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 0308. NEW YORK, SUNDAY. MAY 4, 1802. PRICE THREE CENTS. IMPORTANT FROU SOUTH CAROLINA. Til? Great Success of Major-General Burnside's Expedition. THE FALL OF FORT MACON. INTERESTING DETAILS OF THAT EVENT. Tfee Wills Pierced by the Parrot! Rifled Thirty-Pounders. Fifteen Guns Dismounted or Disabled on the Fort NAMES OF THE KILLED AND WOUNDED. Operations of tlic Blockading Fleet. The Final Demand for the Surrender. TERMS OF CAPITULATION. Appearance of the Fort After the Fight. INCIDENTS, HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES, GLORY, Ac., ftc., dee. Oir SpwUl Army Corrcapoadcne*. Bkactort, N. 0., Apr 11.37,IMS. fort Macon la "r?po?itae*dl" From th* window* of room in which I writ* th* Stars and Strip** ar* to b* ?Ma waving proudly on th* Aagataff wbleh for otw a year ha* born* th* trt harrad *mMim of th* molting But**. CaloMt Whit*, th* offlc*/ commanding th* garri' *ou,r*fttatogth* final d*mand t* *nrr*nd*r, Mr latt*ri*? op*n*d tr* M th* following morning, th* 36th, and aft*r I ? bombardment KmrtMkwn Ftrl Ham h*i*tM th* whit* flag. THE PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS. The necessity of maintaining seereay Id retard to da. tails of our operations for tbe reduction or Fort Macon* bu prevented me from giving you art this any account of what baa bean done to that end In tbe vray or batterlea on tbe ieland in tbe rear or tbe fori Now that tbe obligation of concealment la removed, a brief deacrlp lion of the works erected by our foreea may not be In appropriate aa a preface to the story of the fall of fert Macon. My previous letters have told you of tbe landing of oar troops on Bogue Banks for tbe " spit"), tbe oceupa ttnn by them, some four weeks ago, of a point about tire miles In tba roar of tbe fort, and tbe gradual advance of our pickets and the retreat of tboae or the enomy to within a limit of less than a mile from its walla. Tbe rebels were thus held in cheek while, under tbe cover o tbe sand hills which dot tbe " spit," gradually the work of constructing the batteries went forward. Tbe men worked by day. wblle teams and wagon* at night drew the materials four miles.by a moat circuitous route, In the heavy sand. The operations wore eonduoted by Oeneral Parke, and to him and the forces composing his command are duo tbo successful carrying out of tbe plane for the reduction of the stronghold in which the rebels had thought to withstand the march of our vic torious arms in North Carolina. Ac soon aa the ground selected for thi erection of the batteries had been cleared front tho Intrusion of tbe enemy, by the unremitting and laborious picket duty of the I'oarth Rhode Island, Fifth Rbodo Island arid Eighth Connecticut regiments,Captain Williamson,topographi cal c-glneer of Oeijeral Burneide's etatT, survyed the vicinity for the purpose of ascertaining the most desira ble piacoe for the location of tbe batteries. In this duty be wee assisted by Lieutenant Flagler, ordnance officer of General Burnside'a staff) Captain tlorris, Company C., first I ted States Artillery (regulars); Lleutensnt Prouty, Twenty flfth Massachusetts Volunteers (acting nssistant ordnance officer), and Captain Ammon,of bat tery L, Third New York Artillery. The site for the first battery (of four ten Inch mertars) was c bee en under the cover of a large sand hill, near the edge of the marshes which line tbe northern side of the " spit," distant 1,400 yards from the fcrt. Tbe working ?f tbls battery was particularly allotted to Lieutenant F'arler, by whose name It was known during the siege, though be dovoted himself generally to the erection aud working of all three. This battery was manned by n portion of battery I, Third New Tork Artillery. Tbe nest'battery was placed one hundred yards In ad vance, and nearly in the centre of the Island. It waa bui'.t and worked by Captain Lewis O. Morris, ably assisted by Lieutenants Cowan and Pol |?ak. Ha armament waa three long thirty pound an'ge Parroit guns, rilled. Tba shot used in tli:a battery waa of a novel character. Each projectile Wu m<wla ef aolid cant iron, conicalty shaped, with a blunt point aoma three Inchea In diameter, and the more ?tpccial object of the btttery waa to dismount Uie guns oathdfort. For till* object the flat Impinging surface ?f the ahot waa peculiarly adapted. *? It waa (exit liab'.e to glance, a fault comnon with sharp pointed shot. The next aad laat battery was that of four eight inch Bortari. H waa locate! one hundred yarda further on, or twelve hundred yard* from the fort, under a sand bill near the beacu. It was In charge of l.leuteuant Prouty. and manned by a detachment of Battery I, Third Haw York artillery. In addition te the above, rifla pita had bean dug In va* tIons parts of lh? "spit," on tho flank* and la front u< the battery. In wfeieh our picket* were posted to repel ?ny aortla waich the enemy might make. The batteries Again were conuocted with each other by trenches aunk In the find an I aklrting the hill*. Communication waa thuskept open between the various positions by thla Bisans, while they alao served aa a protoction to the pickets and reliefa aent from (one .paint to another luring the progress of tba bombardment. The alege train employed for the reduction of the fert, it will be *ean, embraced only eler.en piecea?four ten inch mortars, foiir eight-inch mnrtari and three aiage 4una la view of the work accomplished, the fact* them ?elves will tall how admirably and effectively the batte ries ware managed. It entered into the plan originally j to have bolterlea at the weaUrljr aide of Beaufort and ( Shackleford bank*, on the opposite shore of the inlet, )?? that the fort would be eurroynded Id a semicircle. (ViUh their flra and that of th? ganboats an I blockading the fort would have b*eu a target for (hot and ,%t?eh Item all pt lats of the compass. .Hut tluij- were not ataci#d, aa the la vestment waa deoined ^nfflcietlly com p'.SMfor the opening of the bombardment. Had tb? fort nude a protracted resistance their conatructIon rould bi\? been occasioned *? t meana to lu speedier reduc tion Justice to the men wbe have performed Ihis yrork so ^obly Impel* me te presevt, in a little table, the names ft iiia prinoi|>al offle?rs, aad the designations of the regl B>'u's, l> ill i lone aad oop\p *at?a engngivi _ I'fandn'r Cwnnral J' hn (5. Park*. commanding. Ordinance Oflieer, Lieutenant T. W. Plageier. Acting ^tslitaat Ordna km< Officer, LUutenaut Prouty flift r'fini9ul lulled 8t?tea nntliery' THE CAPTURE OF FORT MACON. SUA CKLFEORD ii SAN KS OlD TOPSAIL INLET T MACON A 1 i AN TIC ocean qemsbcog ? STATE flp CEOR C.IS DAY CIOfSt chipewa BLOCKADING water? r son. Captain Morrif bnuf? of three liege thtrtypounder Purott gnu. thirteen hundred yerde front the fori. B?Lieutenant Flagler'a baitery of feur ten-ineb mertara, row-teen hundred yerde from the fert. C? Lieutenant Prouty'e battery of four eight-Inch tnortara, twelve hundred yarde from the fbrt. Captain Lewis 0. Morris, Lieutenants Qowaa and Pollock. Battery I, Third regiment New York artillery. Captain Annum Lieutenants Thomas and Relsey. Eighth Connecticut Volunteer*, Major ApplemtQ com manding. Fourth Rhede Islani Volunteers, Colonel Rodman. Fifth Rhode Itlaad Volunteers (battalion), Major Wright. These troops made application to take the fert by Mora. THE FINAL DEMAND FOR THE SURRENDER OF THE FORT. General fturnqile arrived hereon Wodueadajr laat, with the flagship Alice Prioe and the floating batteries Rocket, Grenade and Shrapnel. The latter were armed with long thirty-pound Parrolt siege guns, and are pro wled with cotton and bay balei. With the gunboat KlIis, whtuh la arrood with a hundred pounder, and under the con.mend of Captain Fratiklia, they constituted the bombarding vessels, from the direction of Core Sound, l'bey were in the North river, a small stream to the eastward of Beaufort, and distant about two miles from the fort. A. FLAO OF Tltrci. In the afternoon General Burnside sent the gunboat Ellis, with'a white f.sg at ber fore and the Stare ar.d Stripes at her stern, for the purpoee of communicating with the fort. Leaving ber anchorage she glided out into the channel which runs along by Shackleford Banks, to the northeast of the inlet, and there camo to anchor. A small boat was lowered away, and Captain Biggs, Quartet master on General Burnslde'e staff, after the hoisting of a white flag in the bow, proceeded on, and was met halt way by a sail boat, which came from the fort under a similar lUg. The meeting was watched with the greatest interest, and the inhabitants of Beaufort thronged the wharves and windows to view the proceedings. With our glusaes we could perceive that the garrison was as fully interested. Ihe an Idlers crowded the rampart" and the slope and beach around the fort. THE SrMMONS TO SritHEWDF.lt. The rebel officer aent out to meet the flat of truce was Captain Stephen I). Pool. He was accompanied by Home half dosen others, officers and privates. After the greet ing, which waa of a moat courteous nature, Captain Riggs tommunicalod the summons from General Purnside to Colonel White, demanding the surrender of the fort, ou the same terms granted subsequent to its voluntary ca pitulation. Captain Pool returned wiih the message, and from the lengthy peri'?d of his absence at the fort it waa evident that the summons to surrender was under con siderable deliberation. Towards nightfall the sailboat agaiu put off and returned to where Captain Riggs await, ed it. The reply waa ttmt Colonel White bad refused to suri under, and intemlod dofending the fort as best ho oould. Before the parties separatod, however, an under standing wax had tliat the opposing commanders would have a personal interview with each other in the morn ing. The Kllis Hun roturned to her anchorage in the river and the sailboat went b:*>Jc to the fort. The inter view bad lasted until after dark. INTERN IKW BKTWKKN OKNSHAL Bl'KNSIDE AND COLO NKt. Will IB. Accordingly, at an o;irly hour on the,followlng (Thurs day) morning, the Alice Trice, under a flag of truoe. pro ceeded to the spot where the Kill* bad Inaugurated tho meeting of the day before. General Burnside descended into his gig, and reaching the half-way ground in the ch'inuel, landed and went ashore. Tho sailboat again left tha fort, and he waa soon joined upon the beach by Colonel White. The moetlng was, of course, militarily ceurteoue. The subjeot of the summons to surrender coming up, the latter said that he had been placed in command of the fort ror the purpose of holding it, and intended defending it to tha best of his ability. He promised that he would not Are on this town?a piece of information which, when subsequently made known here, quieted the fears of ite Inhabitants?and asks 1 aa a favor that the garrison might be allowed to send lettera to their friends and faasillee in Beaufort. General Burn aide granted the request?en tha eoudition, of course, that such lettere would be unsealed and subject to tiie supervision of Major Alien, Military Q*y. eruor. The previous attempte to hold a corras pondenee by means of litUe boats, shingles, boards and lbs like, were without tho consent or knowledge of Colonel White, aad General Burnatde as sured him that had the gtrrieoa deslrod at any time to send letters thoy mi^ht have done so upon the conditions aW-sady uieulioned. But lug ttte interview Captain Biggs, who accompanied Goueral Burnside, was warmly greeted by Uie Colonel. They were claspinatea at West Point not many jrsars ago. Lieut. Flagler, the ordaance olllcer of General IlummdVs staff, is also a slastmuie of Colonel White. The recent stirring uo<vs froui the Nortfi, of the battle at Cormlb, the surrender of Fort I'ula>iu 0i<i tho operations or tinaeval McCleilaa, was ma 'e known tf Mm, much to his surpntt. With Its ronsoIaUiry in fluene.eA ii|?>n his mind, (lie mtvnluw terminated, and the stipulating pnrt<es sejwatrij f<, ifturn to tlidr re inactive poSili< ns. THB SIGNAL TO OPBW FIRB. Lieutenants Smith and Schlachtar, tbe Signal offlcsr od board the Alice Prifl?, under tbe orders or General BumslJa, immediately triusmittod word to " "pan lira at one*." The message wn received by the officer hare, Lieutenant Walt, telegraphed to Morehead City, thence to Carolina City, end thence aorose Bogue Souud to General Parke, who, from bis headquarters, Rent the orders down to the bat'srles. I wai 10 the tea-iocb mortar bsttery (Lieutenant Flug ler t) whon tue erder eame, and a thrill of excitement ran through all. The troops were disposed a? sa.ely as possible under the corcr of the sand hills; the gunners took their places, the magazines were opened, and we awaitod with anxiety the commencement of the bom bardment. But ?ve were doomed to disappointment for that afternoon. The si??gin battery of raptain Morris was t.ot quite realy. The earth before the embrasures was to be cut away, and such an undertaking could only he accomplished under the cover of darkne*H. is it was deemed be*t to hare all tha batteries open Ore together, tbe beginning ?f the bombardment was postponed until the followiog morning. A IIAIL FROM THB FOHT. During the afternoon the sailboat was again observed to leave tbe Sort, with a while flag flying. It steered to wards Beaufort, and when half way was met by another sent from hore containing Major Allen, Captain Neill,of General Reno's staff, l ieutenant Fricker, Commandant of the signal corps, and other officers Its object Wis the delivery of a mail in accordance with tho permission of General Burnside. The letters were taken charge of by Major Allen, and bv him examined at his headquarters. Accompanying was the following ? LETTER ritOM COLONEL WJTIT*. Fort Macon, April 24,1862. Om'IR COMMASDIWI FORCCS At BtAI'TOST.? Xia?Accompanying this I send a number of communica tions from various persons belonging to the garrison to their families and friend.* in this vicinity. Also one dl reeled to Newborn, which, if you think proper, and find an opportunity, would place me under many obligations ir you will deliver aud forward. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, M. J. WHITE, Colonel Commanding. Captain S. D. Pool wiU bear this note. The letters were addressed to wires, brothers,sisters, and other relatives and friends, and were superscribed with tbe words "Per flag of truce." Their tone gavea clue to the feelings of the garrison. Some were hopeful, other* despondent, and many a farewell was couched in language which showed that the writer thought he wa< taking a final leave of his friends. All uuited in thanks to Ceneral Rurnslde for bis kindnnes in permit ting the corrospondcnce. The style of stationery used gave evidence that thefort wan somewhat destituteol the better class of writing appliances. Tho envoi' pes wero mostly of brown ( 'er, and the letters of loaves from notebooks, flyleaves, kc. Pome old envelopes of an academy here, with a picture of the building and a I 'nion flag on top, were employed; but, of course tbe flag was scratched over or erased. The letters, after exanuna. tion, wore distributed, and permission wss given to reply to them by a flag of trnce. THE BOMBARDMENT. At fifteen minutes before six o'clock on the following morning our batteries opened Ore, and the thunder of the stage guns and mortars woke tho drowsy denizens of Heaufort from their slumbers. The inmates of the fort, loo, seemed heavy with sleep, and for half an hour eur I tileries kept firing without a response. The startled aentries on its ramparts quickly communicated the alarm when the first shot whistled over their heads, (tbe attack had not been looked for at so eariy an hour), the corpora) of the guard rapidly aroused the sleeping garrison, and in a short Mine the parapets, sallyport and terrapleius be came alivo with human beings. Springing to their places In the requisite detachments, they manned the cumbrous guns and the fort began to return tbe fire. Tbe atmosphere was clear,the morning beautiful, tbe breeze from tho southeast stiff and fresh, all conspiring to enhance the grandeur of ibe scene. The noiee of the explosions was terrific. Window framee shook, houses trembled, aud even the waters of tbe Sound seemed to raffle with each shock. Tbe firing on either side was for some time wild and In effective. The bursting shells OUari the air with wroaths er einoke, or tossed the sand and water In fountain like ?oliman*. The solid shot from our batteries rlcocbetted along the surface of the water beyond the fort?those from th" enemy glanced harmlessly from one sand hill to another. Hut gradually tbe range on either side was ailclned with Increasing accuracy, and tbe dwwlly mis silos b-'gun to strike frequently ami more frequently in the vicinity of the hostile positions. So the work wunt on until midday, when the ten ifin lire of eur batteries became distinctly visible in its rt>sults During the forenoon the eigM.itu U mortar battery of Lieutenant l'ro* fy bore off il* palm of Riarkmnn*hip. Its she*;* fell with regularity aim precision into the ftirt, atiJ at eaCfc exuMion the ri??l Uih srd sand vl the g'v *> slopes, rampart*, parapets ted t*rr*plelc* w*r? (tasked inaeloul many real mto tb* air. Tbe fiagataff, with ita defiant oolora floating at top, was at timei com^etoly obscured to tbe smok* and dual which roaa with tbe bursting of tbe mlwllss. Tbe ten-loch mortar battery was not so succasaful In tbe morning. Tbe shells from It buret beyond or b'gb iu air over tbe fort, scattering tne fragments of Irou far and wide Into the water, splash ing it wlib little fountains of fpray. This want of *uo ce?? ?"< owing to the alight naturo of the timbers 1 ased In tbe t raver/el. Beams for eight-inch

mortar* had been supplied, and tli* concus sion from tbe much weightier iretal of tbe ton-inch mortars Brut started and then broko tho tim bers, until the battery was almoptjuumnnigealilo. With a moat creditable perseverance and euerpy, however, the defect was ho rernodtod that lieutenant Magler was enabled to continue the Urine without Interruption, aud in Ihe afternoon the battery played with an effect that was evidenced tn the Oecre^ed lire from the fort. The gliells. too. had been purposely loaded with an unusual quantity of powder, iu order to make their explosion all the more terrifying to the doomed garrison, and the pris oners suiisoqueutly Mated that it was impossible for them to tell whether shells were exploding or their own guns discharging, such was the loudness and shock of tbe re port. The battery of Parrott guns under command of Captain Morris, in the mean time, waa koepir.g op an inco.staut flre upon tho rampart*. The difficulty ot oi taming accu rate rango was for some time experienced, and tbe shots either went over tbe fort, ricocheting across tho water toward.-" Shuckleford Ranks, or fell short and buried tbomknves in tho aand aad glacia <n ita westerly aide. But the range grew better with every shot, and from twelve o'clock until the closo of the fight Captain Mor ris seldom failed to plant those terrible conical balls among the guns, on tbe edges of the ramparts and against tbe walls. The latter were pierced In (wo places, tbe balla passing through into tbe caatmates,from which their unceremonious visit hastily expelled the occupants Wherever these shots struck they tore through with a force that burled fragments of iron, particles of brick, stones, grass sods and sand bags about In every direc tion Many of the rebels were knocked down senseless by tbe flying eods. When It la considered that the wa'ls of the fort were protected by the slopes of the glacis, tbe accuracy of the flring frem tbe Parrott battery will be perceived. That part of tbe walla Just protruding above tbe rampart! of the glacis was the only target presented whereet to ann for the purpose of penetrating the casemate.c. About two o'olock Major Allen went ont In a small boat tinder a flag of truce to return the letters written In reply to those received the day before. Tho men in the fort teemed too busy to attend, and the boat, afurstand ing on and off in Ihe vicinity of Shark Shoal Point, re turned The boat subsequently wnnt out (at the time that a signal for a cessation of hostilttisa was hoisted by the fort) end delivered there. Many of the letters contained exhortations and entreaties to oiHcers and sol diers to prevail upon Colonol White to surretidor tho plsce without resistance. Othera exhibited more pluck on the part of the feminine correspondents. Thoy be sought their friends to fight a little while and then stir render, to show tlist they were nut cowards. It must i?e said that the rebels exhibited considerable bravery. They worked at the guna until tbe ouly available ones were dismounted or disabled. A movement waa set on foot among the ladies of Beaufort to have a petition signed by them and sent to Colonel White, imploring him to capitulate; but, owing to tbe brief time allowed for the return ef tbe mall, It did not become general enough to aecure anything like combined action. Several wanted to send over flowers and bouquets, but all articlss wore interdicted save letters. The precision attaiued by the practice of the forenoon1 and the facility of loading and flring, which even tbe ex* perieace of a few hours bad given, wars now evidenced In tbe saccessful results of each shot from our bstteries snd in tbe almost incessant nature of the discharges The seene assumed its grandest aspect after two o'clock A llaeh and a puff of smoke betokened a discharge; an la* 'erval elapsed, which terminated with the report of the piece; then cam* the sonoroo* hum of the shell aa It lluw through tke air another pulf of stnoke soon followed by a second report, and tbe deadly missile had exploded. Vtilh our glasses we could distinctly see sverv man<ru. vr* Hi the fori. Their look-out was eaconced b iblnd a pile of stud bags upon the raniparta, and we almost feu ciod we c*t)ld hear him njaeulate the word " Down!" as he marked Hie approach of every ahol. Its effect wan like magic. Aa he himself dtasp|>eared. down out of *l,ht wont tho erowd of men around the guna, t* reappear agni i when tbe shot had stopped I's motion u?d accum j plishcd Its errand. The msn were working like beavers, ind one indivi hial in a white shirt attracted particular attention on account of his industry. A number oi h r e? and coa* that were browslug os ihe green t.ope of the (oi t when tli* ti'itg conitti*tiieil, b cotni 'j tcniflolai Ihe uais*, hud dalheU anay Uvvn tl o it.1' neoi them crossed within oor lines and wsre captured, while others continued to rush up and dews in the sand, scared away alternately bjr the firing from tbe fort end tho flr ing from our bat ter:??. Llttls recualus to tell of ths bombardment. The gar risen bad at flrnt responded with tome seven or eight guns, exclusive of carronades, which were made to ?arve tba purpose of mortar*. Tbe aquaria of gunner* could be observed passing about, altercating witb tbe piece* a* they became hot under the discharge*. Gradually their fire slsckened,to four, (hen to three, an J then to two Kilt". Our *hot and ibell were doing their duty, and Subsequent examination showed that fifteen guns wore dismounted or disnbled on tbe fort. And now, how fared It with our gallant fellows in tbe bsttaries? To those who worked the mortars the mat ter wag entirely new, and to Captain Amnion's men, of tho Third New York artillory, tlu greatest pmlso is dtie for their cool and uufllnchirg conduct in this tholr ftr-1 experience under flra. The exposed nature of Captain Morria' battery of siege gup drew upon it almost the entire tire of the furl, and shot and shell rained around it. The only injury sustained by tbe battery waa the temporary dismounting of one of the guns by a thirty two pound aolid shot, which came through the em brasure and carried o(T a wheel. Another carriage wad In readiness, and the gun wm soon remounted. Another of tho guna was slightly dented by a solid shot, which struck tho rclnforce or baud aruund the braeeh, and tbeu glanced oif. Tho sand l>aga in all the batteries were disturbed mora or let* by the concus sion*, and ibe embrasures of the threo-gun battery were bogrimmed and black with powder. Eleven hundred shots in all were flred on our side, and of those Ave bun dled and sixty struck the fort. Liout. Gowns bad a nar row eecape here. A pi? ce of shell tor* through th* flannel of bis blouse uniform, almost grazing the fl?*b. Captain 1*11, Aid-de-Camp to General Burnside, who rendered valuable assistance in th* working of tbe ten inch mor tar battery, also narrowly e*cap*d death. While looking over th* parapet b* perceived a shot coming, and imme diately "ducked ' Into the pit. The sbot, ? thirty-two pounder, struck and passed through the embankment within thr*e inches of his head, burying him up with sand TBI SIGNAL coitrs. Much pralss Is due to Lieutenant Fricker and his as si-tent signal officer*, l.ieuteoanta Walt, Andrews, Sclacbter, Smith, Ftarrett, I.yon, Bradley, l'elmer, l.ang and Marsh, for their assiduity in keeping up communi cation between tbe different positions of our forces and fleet. From Reaufort the result of each shot from the batteries was distinctly visible, and the signal oorps with their telegraph of flag* guided tho firing, and by their effort* contributed sot a little to the attainment of accurate range. A SINUCI.AH COINCIDENCE* The bombardment of Fort Macon took place on Friday The battles of Koanoke and Newborn also took place r>u Friday. Friday Is considered by some an unlueky day, and tin doubt tt is to th* rebels when Geusrai Burusida encounters them. A RKROIO BAILOR. Conspicuous In the battle waa Jimmy Judge, a sailor from 'hsfngate Koanoke, who was doing a little lighting on his own hook. Ho took in cbargo a small howitzer for th* protection of our flanks from any sortlo of the enemy, but finding that th"y were not likely to mak* any demonstration of that kind, abandoned it,and dnr itig th* rost of tbe Ay avsistsd in the working of th* mortare. THE Slirx GONDAR AND ALLIANCE, found hors upon th* arrival of our troops, with clearances front Liverpool, and sines detained, kept the English flag hoisted throughout the fight. It was alleged that signals wsrs made at night from these vesssls to ths fort ; so, to prsvent any recurrence of such doings while tbe bombardment was proceeding, both captains were ar rested and kept under guard uatil assurances were re ceived of fature neutrality of conduct. TH* UNION LOME. Happily, the carnage attendant upu* this victory Is not extensive. Our loss Is as follows ? RILIRP. William Dart (of Cnneatoga, N. Y ), Battery I, Third New York artillery. lis was upon ths parapet of the teutneft mortar battery, driving h? me a pointing slake when a ahsll burst near him, one of the fragments te?r itig open hia brnnat, larcerating him in a horrible manner, and expoaiug hia lungs, haert and entrail*. wotnMn. Kergeant nine*. Company C, First t'nited Suteeartil lery. severely, but not dangerously, by a spent thlrty-tw* pound aolid shot; and one prixateof the same com|>any (Slightly), whose name I have not ascertained. To accomplish this tho rebels tlre<l ESO thirty-two pound fhslia, 300 ten ineh shells, Ibo eight inch shells, f.iur lorc'isMon *b*l k (rifl'U), Itoi twenty-four pound she)'*, MXj solid shot,and alwut K.000 pounds of pnvder. A NIGHT t* TItK BAtTBfclKE AM> TRKNCMSS, In their cagei uess to bi la nt the ?ks?-, the r?yort<ns ha'1 .TOg'C'l over Be u'ort during the afternoon in a ail bo.it, iiud i:?uding on tho " epll" went up in Ihe i?'!r or lbe bAlteriea. Klgh'overtook ua Just as we reached the ten-inch mortar b.itlo y; but it did not prevont ua from extending our research * In pursuit of tii'iaa tenia a > ueco h ary lo ihe welfara and hsppinesa of aim* paper correspondent. a> d we steadily i >u*hod on lo tho advanced pita ?nd trenches The place, the time, the or' as ion, all conspired to Imbue feelings not precisely describahle, yet partaking of a d< op ftwe. To your right a stealthy sentinel woa lurking beneath thec verofa sandhill: to your li ft a tl!e of the relieving guard woa psssng noiselessly along through the trenches stationing the i itketi; in frout rose the dark outlines of the fort, and razing behind no stranger would imagine that those undulating hills of sand and Ilttlo kn< 1 s of cedar and brush teemed with mas-ea of soldiers, gleaming bayo nets, bristling cannon and grim inortara. Tothoaouth ward we could make out the forma of t'.io block ading licet at anchor ; to the northward a chain of brl'liant lights betokened thu the signal cores were communicating with their torches between the d.Merent stations. Satisfying o r appetite for informa tlon, we returned to the ten-inch mortar battery, where we were received by Captain Amnion, who kindly pro Tided us with some udditi nil blankets, to make our stay for tho night as comror'able aa possible. Selecting then for our bed the top of the epaulement of the bat tery?midway botween the grim mortar?a (which seemed to us through the darkneta like monster black toadsi and the remame of the gaJlact artilleryman who hail fallen iu the fight, and whose form was laid gently down in a hollow in the sand and covered with a blanket?the reportorial corps stretched themselves lo sleop. At mi l night a sense of cold and chilliness awoke us to the reality that a drizzling rain was ixrnoirating our blanket*, and would soon reach oursklna. Kocsingourselves, wo started with astonishment at the flashiag of lanterns, the muffled noise of spades digging the stud, and tbo aight of men, teams and wagons. It was soon exp ained. Iho disturbed sand bugs and sods were being replaced, lho mortar traverses repaired and ammunition arriving. 1!,ey were getting the battery in readiness for the next diy, should the bombardment recommence; but such w is the silence with which the work was going on it failed to disturb our slumbers, though it almost may bo ?lid that the sand beneath our couch bad been moved. Constructing a temporary awnrog of boards, which served to shed the rain off our heada and feet, we slept again. THE OPERATIONS OP THE NAVY. At scarcely a tight or any Importance takes place with mt tho aid of our naval veesels, so In this cave they ihared tho honor of ro;akiug Kort Macon from the hands )f the reboW, although, owing to the roughness of th* weather on the afternoon of the engagement, and tho Tact of the fort being reduced In on* day, or rather part if a day, they were unable to do all the execution that Ihey would have done had they the time. However, they may rest satisQcd that whit they did do was well done, and deserve* to bospokon of In the highest manner. The firing from our batteries on the land was com menced st about six o'clock in the morning, and for soma time It waa thought 'that the blockading fleet would sot eater inte the fight; bat at about eight o'clock there was a etir observed ameug the v easels outs id*, and they began to approach the fort. The excitement then be. camo Intense, and all eyes w*r* turned on the ship* a* they ran la nearer. At nine o'clock a signal was mad* from the flagship of Commander Samuel Lock wood, who had his headqiarters on board th* steamor Daylight, for the vessels to open Ore on th>> fort, and the signal was hardly given before the steamers Stat* of Georgia, Chippewa, Daylight, and the bark Gemsbok, formed a kind of a curve around the fort, and In a few uilnu'os the whito smoko was percep tible rising from their sides as they discharged their shot towards the fort. It wis a most beautiful tight to see th .so vessels ?hmging their positlous as thoj thundered away at tho rebel stronghold, shot after shot was thrown inside the wa.Is, and the splendid flrl: g of the lleet was fully ap preciated by nil?the rebels themselves speaking or it after they were released from the prison they bad been couilus 1 In for so long. The bark Oemsbok was particularly notioe.l for her graceful appearance as alio manmuve ed with her sails all tet, depending upon horown powers of locomotion, and leuving the stumors !<erfectly free in their movements. Sbo delivered her broadsides with regularity; but, preferring to be sta tionary, she let her anchor go after a short time, and thus l>eoame a fair target for the guns of tho fort. For tunately, she received no Injury except some of her light rigfciug being cut, although the enemy e balls were flyiug about her pretty briak'.y. The steamers of co'irse, were enabled to move quickly in every direction, and as they came bnadslde to the rort, the smoke curling up from their sides, followed by the report ef ti.eir Runs, told how well they were exec itmg their portion <f the work. As they continued flriug thry increased rapidly in the uutubcr of good shots, and.after the fight w*s all over, a walk through tho fort r.lly item u.strated the fearful effect produced by tho slot and shell from our lleet. The fort replied with e rne spirit to tho firing of the navy, and so far succeeded r* to send s ball through the flag?bip I>aylight, wound og two el the engineers, but inflicting no lujury of any o oseguence to the vessel. The gunuers of the fort wet* very particular in watching for opportunities to get two or more of our vessels lu hue, wbeu they would fir* very I rapidly. IViwutn eleven and twelve o'clock a southerly mnj prevailed, and rendered the sea ao rough out- ide that it waa utterly impossible for the vessels to k?ep up U>*ir well directed Ore, m tbe puclimg and tossing r?nu> red aucb a thing aa ao accurate aim out of tbe question. Consequently, the vessel* put out further to tea and ?topped the firing, as lbey supposed, until tbe uoit day; but their services were tlien unnecessary, aa Col. White bad msde ? virtue of necessity and given up tbo fort to ita rightful owner*. One of tbe abut from our vmh^i, loatoad of enum^ tbe foil, a* was, no doubt, intended, struck on a marsh or place called Bird l*h?nd Shoal, about midway between Beiu.ort and tbe fort, and lie flying vteit so frightened the Inhabitant* of lleaufort, who had filled every piaco where tbey aould aee tbe fori, that many of them deserted their posts, thinking tha' an order bad been given to destroy tbe town, and it w.m some time before confidence waa fully reatored, and tli? people were ranch pleaeed when the fleet ceased liring. In addition to tbe above named veeaels, we bail the gunboat Kl'ia and tUee floating balltrias? Urouade, Urapeahot and Shrapnel?that had bees brought dowa from Newborn, and atationed la the North river. The balteriea carried each twe of the famous thirty-pound Farrott guna, aae tlieae were protected by bundlea of wet bay and bales ol cotton, ao arranged aa to catch tbe enemy'* bails before they reached the gun*. Theee batterlea were towed down the river shortly after the blockAdlng fleet bad retired, and were lute.ided to take tbeir place, but owing to the narrowneea of tbe channel, and tbe difficulty el tbo rauge, they wore compelled to withdraw after remaining there a abort time. Tbe BUraposl, Captain Nlcholls, waa unable to do any eiecutien. and wlul firing waa done waa by the Grenade, under tbe com mand of Lieutenant Banter. She made eonie very good ahota, but bad to ceaae for tbe reason given above. Tb? gunboat Ell la waa of bo uae whatever, as ako carries on* 100 pounder, wbioh waa not considered by any means safe, and aa sbe did not go within range, ah* wae act ua?>l at all, and tbe land batleriea did the closing up portion tf the fight. Ihe injuries received by the fleet during tbe bombard ment may be enumerated aa fellows ? The gunboat Hay IlKht,as I before mentioned,received a shot from tbo fort, which i>assed through her, entering the wardroom and chief oillcer'c cabin, break lag tbe etepa and ladder and lodging on Ihe port aide of Ihe steamer. It also broke ihe blowing engine Kug?i e J. Ward, one of the assistant engineers, had bte 'elt firm broken j ist above ike wrfel, but It did not prevent him from paying a vialt to tha fort after lie surrender. One of the splinters also struck diaries I' Morgeu, another of the aee is t ant engineers, t,,,t with- ut inflicting my aerioua injury. One bsll passed through the flag of the steamer State of Georgia, and the rigging of the bsrk Oemebok ?aa somewhat cut *p. With these exceptions ths\eei?i* i anie oil with Hying colors, sfler having infilclsd iwsuir tlmea ins damage upva Ihe fort Ihst tkey themselves aufleri U Alter the surrender, and while Ihe Meraral sad lih staff were testing thfmselrea, the A'its Trice [CosriNUKi) o.l si urH i'jt'-rj