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above charge.-- Richmond Examiner, December should be willing to postpone all minor differ19.
ences to a period when the enemy shall not be -COLONEL CARTER, of the First rebel Virginia thundering at the gates, the country has a right cavalry, with six other persons, was captured at
to demand that the voice of faction shall be Upperville, Va., by a detachment of the Twenty
hushed, and that every man shall smother his second Pennsylvania cavalry. -An entire com- private griefs, and give his heart and hand to the pany, belonging to the Third North-Carolina
common salvation. rebel cavalry, was captured near Washington,
“We are all embarked in the same vessel, we N. C., by a party of the Fiftieth Pennsylvania are all tossing upon the same stormy sea, and, in regiment, commanded by Captain Blakely. Yes the event of shipwreck, none has as much to lose terday, at sunset, the Nationals left Washington,
as the officers of the ship, and especially the man and after a march of twenty-four miles, came
whom we have ourselves called to the quarterupon the enemy's camp. The night was dark
deck, and who has every conceivable motive to and rainy, rendering it possible for the troops to
do the utmost for our preservation that human come upon the rebels unheard, and a complete
wisdom and energy can accomplish. surprise was consequently effected, the enemy
“Would to heaven that, for a time at least, till being taken in their tents asleep, without the fir
this hour of imminent peril be passed, the voice ing of a gun. The number taken was thirty
of dissension and discord could be hushed, and four, with their horses, equipments, and arms.
the counsels of patriotism and prudence govern The surprising party was led by Mr. Henn, who
the pulsations of every heart, and the utterance acted as guide, and who previously had been of of every lip. We can assure Congress, that nogreat use upon cavalry expeditions. On this oc
thing so disheartens the true friends of the councasion he entered the rebel camp alone in ad
in ad. try as the fault-finding abuse heaped upon the vance of the attack, and reconnoitred the ene
public servants, at a time when we should all be my's position.—The rebel partisan Standwaite,
engaged in beating back the public enemy.
"It would be mournful enough that our cause with a portion of his force, made an attack upon the outposts of Fort Gibson, Ark., but was re
should be borne down by our vile and dastardly
foes, but a far deeper humiliation, an unspeakpulsed, and compelled to retreat across the Arkansas River.—A BODY of Stuart's cavalry made a
able disgrace, that it should perish by our own descent at eight o'clock this night upon company
hands. But the people will not let it perish I, of the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth New-York
either by the hands of indiscreet friends or regiment, stationed at Sangster's, three miles west
open foes, and we warn them both to stand of Fairfax Station, Va., slightly wounding one o
| clear of an avalanche which will inevitably fall man, capturing four, and burning the tents be-/ upon their own heads." longing to the company. The attack was unex
--CAPTAIN LEEPER, commanding National pected, but, nevertheless, the guard made a gal-scouts in South-East Missouri, overtook three lant defence. On being charged upon by the guerrillas, belonging to Reeve's band, near Black enemy, they withdrew behind their encampment, River, and succeeded in killing the entire party. pouring in repeated volleys upon the rebels, and -A FIGHT took place at Fort Gibson, between finally compelling them to retire.
a party of guerrillas, under Quantrell, and six December 18.-The Richmond Despatch of this
hundred National troops, belonging to the Indian day contained the following: “We can assure brigade, commanded by Colonel Phillips. The such members of the confederate Congress as feel engagement lasted five hours, and resulted in disposed at this decisive crisis in the national | the complete defeat of the guerrillas. affairs to give undue prominence to querulous' –The chaplains of General Lee's army held a complaints and denunciations of the government, meeting at Orange Court-House, Va., to-day. that they do not represent the public sentiment Most interesting reports were made, showing a of the country-nay, so far from that, they are high state of religious feeling throughout the arousing in the minds of a people whose salvation army. The great success of the army is due to depends upon the harmony and cooperation of all the religious element which reaches every corner the public servants, deep and stern dissatisfac- of it; whilst, on the other hand, I am very much tion.
disposed to fear, from what I have been told by “At this solemn moment, when every patriot I officers who have served in the army of Ten
nessee, that the lack of success of that army is Anne Johnston, of Cincinnati, was tried at Nashdue, in a large measure, to the want of religious ville, Tenn., before the Military Committee, for influence upon the troops.- Cor. Richmond Des acting as a rebel spy, and smuggling saddles and patch.
harness from Cincinnati into the rebel lines. The - In the Virginia House of Delegates, Mr. articles were packed in barrels, purporting to conHutcheson offered a series of resolutions depre- tain bacon, for the shipment of which permits cating the Amnesty Proclamation of President had been regularly obtained.–Tue schooner Fox, Lincoln as “degrading to freemen, that, having tender to the United States flag-ship San Jacinto, calmly counted the cost and weight, the dangers East-Gulf squadron, destroyed in the Suwanee and difficulties, necessary for the achievement River, Florida, a rebel steamer, supposed to be of the rights and independence they covet, the the Little Leila, formerly the Paw-Paw, and bepeople of the Old Dominion spurn with contempt fore the Flushing. She was set fire to by a the proffered pardon and amnesty.”-Five mili- | boat's crew belonging to the Fox.—(Doc. 23.) tary executions took place in the respective di- | December 21.-—The bark Tuscaloosa, formerly visions to which they belonged, in the army of the the Conrad, of Philadelphia, captured by the AlaPotomac.-ComMODORE GERSHOM J. VAN Brunt, bama, was seized at St. Simon's Bay, Cape of of the United States navy, died at Dedham, Mass. Good Hope, by British officers, upon an alleged
December 19.-Mrs. Patterson Allan, charged violation of British laws. with carrying on a treasonable correspondence December 22.-A fight occurred at Favette. with persons in the North, was arraigned before sixteen miles from Rodney, Miss., between a parCommissioner Watson, at Richmond, Va. The ty of Nationals, belonging to General Ellet's Maletter which she was charged with writing, was rine Brigade, under the command of Colonel inclosed in a box, and directed to Rev. Morgan Curry, and about an equal number of rebels, atDix; both were then placed in a buff envelope, tached to the forces under General Wirt Adams.
ddressed to Niss H. Harris, New-York. — | After a brief skirmish, the rebels fed, leaving ten CAPTAIN GEORGE WASHINGTON ALEXANDER, com- of their number in the hands of the Nationala
of their number in the hands of the Nationals.mandant at Castle Thunder, was relieved from
The bark Saxon arrived at New-York last night, command at that point, and confined to his quar
in charge of Acting Master E. S. Keyser. She ters, under arrest, charged with malfeasance in
was captured by the gunboat Vanderbilt, on the office. It was alleged that he extorted large sums
arge sums twenty-ninth of October, on the west coast of of money from prisoners confined in that insti- Africa
Africa, four hundred miles north of the Cape of tution, by promising to use his influence for
Good Hope, and had on board part of the cargo their benefit, and in some cases permitting the l of the bark Conrad which vessel was captured prisoners to go at large, upon paying him large
by the pirate Alabama, and afterward converted sums of money. He was also charged with trad
into the pirate Tuscaloosa.—BRIGADIER-GENERAL ing largely in greenbacks. — COLONEL A. D.
Averill, arrived at Edray, Va., having successSTREIGHT, and his Adjutant, Lieutenant Reed, in
fully accomplished his expedition to cut the Virattempting to escape from Libby Prison, at Rich
ginia and Tennessee Railroad.—(Doc. 25.) mond, Va., were detected, and “put in the dungeon.”—MAJOR-GENERAL Grant arrived at Nash-| --A SQUAD of forty men, under Major White, ville, Tenn. .
| of the First regiment of confederate cavalry,
| made a dash into Cleveland, Tenn., driving in the December 20.-The Third Wisconsin cavalry
National pickets, killing one, wounding several, returned to Fort Smith, Ark., from a successful
and capturing six, besides twelve horses, and reconnoissance southward. They were within
some small-arms.—John KELLY was killed by a five miles of Red River, but finding that the
party of guerrillas, on the Arkansas shore of the rebels had changed position since last advices,
Mississippi River, opposite Memphis, Tenn.they were unable to proceed further. Their re
General MICHAEL Corcoran died at Fairfax turn was a constant skirmish for over one hun.
Court-House, Va., from injuries received from a dred miles, strong bodies of the enemy being
fall from his horse. posted at all the cross-roads to intercept them. They, however, cut their way through. In some -GENERAL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, in command places they evaded the enemy by taking blind of the rebel department of Mississippi, relinmountain-passes. Their loss was small. - Mrs.quished it, by order of Jefferson Davis, to Lieu
nessee, that the lack of success of that army is ANNE JOHNSTON, of Cincinnati, was tried at Nashdue, in a large measure, to the want of religious ville, Tenn., before the Military Committee, for influence upon the troops.—Cor. Richmond Des- acting as a rebel spy, and smuggling saddles and patch.
harness from Cincinnati into the rebel lines. The - In the Virginia House of Delegates, Mr. articles were packed in barrels, purporting to conHutcheson offered a series of resolutions depre- tain bacon, for the shipment of which permits cating the Amnesty Proclamati o dont had been regularly obtained. -- "Tu schat Lincoln as " degrading to freement beving tender to the United States flagship San Jan cally coate the cost and weight, the dangers Past Gulf squadron, destroyed in the Suwan and difficulties, necessary for the achievement River, Florida, a rebel steamer,
to tra of the rights and independence they covet, the the Little Leila, formerly the Paw-Paw, and he penple of the file Dombaxic sphin with contemps for the Flashing. She was set fire to by the
B e sty." --Five mili- boat creo belonging to the Fox. - 1120.23
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