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sued him ten miles, with a loss on his side of ' --GENERA! J. P. Hatch, commanding the disover one hundred killed and wounded. We cap-trict of Florida, issued the following order from tured a large quantity of small-arms, two stand his headquarters at Jacksonville: “ The Brigaof colors, many negroes, and have three hundred dier-General Commanding desires to make known horses and mules. Our loss will not exceed to his command the successful accomplishment fifteen in killed, wounded, and missing. We of a daring and difficult expedition, by a detachbrought in several hundred contrabands. The ment of twenty-five men of the One Hundred and expedition was a complete success.”—LIEUTEN- Fifteenth New-York volunteers, commanded by ANT-GENERAL Grant, accompanied by General Captain S. P. Smith, of the same regiment. This Meade, left Washington for Fortress Monroe, little party, sent from Pilatka to a point thirtyApril 1.-The funeral ceremonies of Owen two miles

two miles from the post, surprised and captured Lovejoy, were held at his late residence near thea pick

he a picket of the enemy, consisting of one sergeant town of Princeton, Illinois.—The.steamer Maple

and nine men, with their arms, and thirteen Leaf. while returning to Jacksonville from Pi- horses, and equipments complete. To bring off latka, struck a rebel torpedo, which exploded, the ho

loded the horses, it was necessary to swim them across tearing off the steamer's entire bow, the vesselt

the St. John's River, and force them for a mile sinking in ten minutes. Two firemen and two

two and a half through a swamp previously considdeck-hands were drowned. The passengers,

ered impracticable. The energy, intrepidity, and sixty in number, were safely landed, but their

skill with which this expedition was conducted baggage was all lost, including that of two or

demands the praise of the commander of this disthree regiments. — The battle of Fitzhugh's

trict, and the imitation of troops hereafter de. Woods, Ark., was fought this day.*-(Doc. 128.)

tached on similar expeditions.

"II. The Brigadier General Commanding an. -A PARTY of rebels made an attack on Brooks's

nounces that the Marine Battery, which was so plantation, (which was being worked on a Gov

promptly and cheerfully placed on the line of our ernment lease,) near Snydersville, on the Yazoo

intrenchments when they were first thrown up River, and destroyed all the valuable buildings in the vicinity of Jacksonville, and at & time and machinery. The First Massachusetts cav

when it was much needed, has been ordered on alry, (colored,) six hundred strong, «lrove the

board the sloop-of-war Mahaska. He takes this rebels off, after an hour's fight. The enemy

opportunity to return his thanks to Captain G. numbered nearly one thousand five hundred. The Union loss was sixteen killed. Ten killed

B. Balch, commanding United States naval forces

on St. John's River, for his kindness, and to Enand wounded of the rebels were left on the field.

sign Augustus E. French, and the petty officers April 2.-Captain Schmidt, of company M, I and men under him, for their valuable services. Fourteenth New-York cavalry, while scouting very good conduct, and exhibition of excellent near Pensacola, Florida, with thirty of his men, discipline

en, discipline, throughout their intercourse with the came upon a party of fifty rebels belonging tot

totroops of this command." the Seventh Alabama cavalry, under command

April 4.- The gunboat Scioto, under the comof Major Randolph, C. S. A. The Nationals im

im- mand of Lieutenant Commander George H. Permediately charged them, and after a hand-to-Ikins, captured the rebel schooner Mary Sorley. hand fight of about ten minutes, defeated them

Two hours and a half previous to the capture, with a loss of from ten to fifteen killed and the Mary

the Mary Sorley was seen coming out of Galveswounded, eleven prisoners, one lieutenant, two to

T ton, Texas, in a gale. The Scioto gave chase, sergeants, and eight men. The loss of the Na-| tionals was First Lieutenant Lengerche and two five miles, made the capture beyond signal dis

and after running south by west about twentymen slightly wounded.

tance of any of the blockading vessels. All the April 3.—This night a band of forty rebels official papers were found on board.—Captain landed at Cape Lookout, took possession of the Marchand's Report. lighthouse, put the keeper and his wife in du. By direction of the President of the United rance, and exploded a keg of powder, which se- States, the following changes and assignments riously damaged the building. They then re- were made in army corps commands: tired on the approach of the steamer City of Jer- Major-General P. H. Sheridan was assigned to sey.

the command of the cavalry corps of the army of * See Document 8, Volume IX., REBELLIJN RECORD. the Potomac.

The Eleventh and Twelfth corps were consoli- horses or mules into the Union lines will be paid dated and called the First army corps. Major- their full value." General J. Hooker was assigned to command. April 5.-The government powder-mills, be

Major-General Gordon Granger was relieved longing to the rebels, at Raleigh, North-Carolina, from the command of the Fourth army corps, exploded this day, and killed several persons. and Major-General 0. 0. Howard was assigned April 6.-Brigadier-General Guitar. from his in his stead.

headquarters at Macon, Missouri, issued general Maior-General Schoficld was assigned to the orders relinquishing his command of the discommand of the Twenty-third army corps.

trict of North-Missouri, to Brigadier-General C. Major-General Slocum would report to Major B. F'isk. General Sherman, commanding the division of Reuben PATRICK, captain of a company of the Mississippi, and Major-General Stoneman

secret service employed by order of Governor would report to Major-General Schofield, com

Bramlette, by Colonel G. W. Gallup, commandmanding the department of the Ohio, for assigning the district of Eastern Kentucky, with alment.

teen men of company I, Fourteenth Kentucky, Major-General Granger would report by letter

and four of his own company, surprised Capto the Adjutant-General of the army..

tain Bradshaw, with cighty men of Ilodge's briCaptain Horace Porter, United States ordnance

gade, on Quicksand Creek. He drove them in department, was announced as an aid-de-camp all directions, they leaving all their borses, arms, to Lieutenant-General Grant, with rank of Lieu

and camp equipage in Patrick's possession, who tenant-Colonel.-General Orders.

selected thirty of the best horses, and, with -Captain PHELPS, of gunboat Number Twen

three prisoners, made quick time for camp, where

he arrived, having left ten dead rebels, and seven ty-six, captured a rebel mail-carrier near Crock

mortally wounded on the ground. The captured ett's Bluff, Ark., with five thousand letters from

arms were destroyed by burning them. This is Richmond and other points, and sixty thousand

the same Patrick who stole Humphrey Marshall's percussion-caps for General Price's army. The

artillery out of his camp at Shelbyville, last letters contained official communications from

spring. Shreveport, and a considerable sum of Federal

An election was held in Maryland, to determoney.—The Metropolitan Fair, for the benefit

mine whether a convention should be called for of the Sanitary Commission, was inaugurated at

the purpose of amending the Constitution of the New-York City, with imposing ceremonies.

State. The question was carried by a large maNeu-York Papers.

jority.- Tue schooner Julia A. Hodges was cap-T. A. HendenSON, Provost-Marshal of the tured off Matagorda Bay, Texas, by the National district of Florida, issued the following circular vessel Estrella. from his headquarters at Jacksonville:

April 7.-The rebels made a dash within the “ All refugees froin the rebel lines, and desert. National picket-lines at Port Hudson, La., and a ers from the rebel armies, and all persons desir- brisk skirmish ensued, without important results ing to become such, are hereby informed that to either side. A detachment of the One Hunthey will not, under any circumstances, be com- died and Eighteenth Illinois mounted infantry, pelled to serve in the United States army against and a section of Barnes's battery, Twenty-first the rebels. This assurance is fully given in Gen-New-York, with one gun, had been out mending eral Orders Number Sixty-four, of date February the line of telegraph to Baton Rouge, and on their eighteenth, 1864, from the War Department. return were attacked by a superior force of rebel

"All such refugees and deserters, who are hon-cavalry and driven in. Simultaneously an atest in their intentions of for ever deserting the tack was made on the pickets by an equally large rebel cause, will be allowed every opportunity of force, and the detachment on the telegraph road engaging in their usual avocations; or, if they was cut off and flanked. The cavalry came in by desire employment from the United States, will, wood roads, but the piece of artillery was spiked as far as expedient, be employed on the govern- and left, and afterward carried off by the enemy. ment works, receiving proper compensation for In the several skirmishes the Nationals lost one their services.

killed, four wounded, and six prisoners. They "All refugees or deserters who may bring I took two prisoners, one of them an officer. Gen

veterans.

eral Ullman's division marched several miles out- ing them, the party conveyed the wounded the side, but on the approach of the infantry the reb- long distance to the river, and taking the steamer els left without hazarding a fight. The rebel Darling, returned to quarters at New-Madrid toforce was the Wirt Adams's cavalry from up night. the river, numbering nearly a thousand. They - By a general order, issued this day from the were well mounted and equipped. — The rebel headquarters of the army of the Potomac, all schooner Spunky was captured by the National civilians, sutlers, and their employés, were orschooner Beauregard, off Cape Canaveral. dered to the rear by the sixteenth. Members of

the Sanitary or Christian Commissions, and regApril 8.-Last night, a scouting-party of one istered news correspondents only, were allowed hundred men of the Second Missouri volunteers,

to remain. All property for which there was no from New-Madrid, was surprised in camp and in transportation, also was ordered to the rear, and bed by guerrillas, at a point sixteen miles north- the authority of corps commanders to grant furwest of Osceola, in Arkansas. A member of the

loughs was revoked, and none to be granted attacked band gives the following detailed ac-save in extreme cases, or in case of reënlisted count of the expedition and surprise. He says: “The rebels demanded a surrender, firing on our men in their beds, before they could get up,

-A PARTY of guerrillas entered Shelbyville, and as they sprang up, the assailants fired a

Ky., at one o'clock A.M., this day, stole seven dreadful voller from double-barreled shot-guns. horses, and broke open the Branch Bank of AshLieutenant Phillips, springing up, and calling to

land; but before they could rifle it of its conhis men to rally, discharged one shot with re- l..

tents, they became alarmed at the proximity of

The volver, and was struck in the luft temple by a the Twelfth Ohio cavalry, and decamped. ball, and killed instantly. Vajor Rabb called

rest of them were arrested, and confined in Tayto the men to rally, but they were so tightly

lorsville jail.--Tuis evening, the National cavalry, . pressed for the moinent, that they fell back to a

under the command of General Grierson, made house at which was company K. The combat

a descent upon a bridge over Wolf River, Tenn., ants were so close, that it was dangerous to our

which had just been completed by the rebel own men for those at the house to fire. The General Forrest, and succeeded in capturing and firing on our part was thus much curtuled for destroying it, with a loss of eight killed and the moment. But all was soon over: the rebels wounded, and the capture of two rebel prisoners. have fallen back, and taken covering in the dark- / -The battle of Sabine Cross-Roads, L:., took ness of the night. But they were not all as for- place this day. A participant in the fight gives tunate as they might have wished; for at the the following account of it: “On the morning of close of the fray, some of them were heard to the cighth of April, the regiment broke up camp call out : Don't leave us, for we are wounded.' at Pleasant Hill, and with the Twenty-fourth The fact of finding some arms on the ground, Iowa, Fifty-sixth Ohio, Forty-sixth Indiana, and twenty or thirty feet off, where Lieutenant Twenty-ninth Wisconsin, which composed the Phillips lay, proved that some of them had Third division, moved in the direction of Mansgot their rights, (Federal lead.) In a few min-field. After marching ten miles, the division utes aíter the fray, Sergeant Reese was ordered halted and went into camp, as was supposed, for to take eight men and carry the wounded to the the night. At half-past two o'clock p.M., we (tho house, which was done immediately. Here is Twenty-eighth Iowa) were ordered into line, and the list of the unfortunate-Lieutenant Phillips, forward with the division, to support General killed: Lieutenant Orr, severely wounded; Ser-Lce's cavalry and the Fourth division of the geant Handy, killed; Sergeant Millhouse, severe- Thirteenth army corps, then engaging the enely wounded; Sergeant Claypool, slightly, in arm; my. A rapid march of an hour brought us to William Julian, slightly; Thomas Jump, slightly, the scene of action. The Twenty-cighth lowa in leg; Joseph W. Davis, slightly; Milton R. was forined on the extreme left, supported by Hardie, mortally, (has since died ;) Able Benny, four companies of the Twenty-fourth Iowa, anil slightly, in leg; William Chasteen, mortally, (has advanced into an open field to meet the enemy. since died in hospital.) Total-four killed, seven / Here the regiment (the Twenty-eighth) halted, wounded, all of company I, Second Missouri.” and was ordered to fire. After a spirited contest

The dead were necessarily left, and after bury- of about fifteen minutes, being exposed to a ter

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