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rible fire of grape, shell, and shrapnel from the cavalry reported to be at Swansboro. Nearing enemy's batteries, causing sad havoc in our ranks, the inlets, a portion of the command was transwe were ordered to fall back a short distance ferred to small boats, and an effort made to effect to secure a better position. This was accom-a landing and move on Swansboro. All night plished in the best possible manner. Our sec long, in the breakers and storm, these little ond position was taken behind a fence, near a boats, with their patient crews, were tossed small ravine, and held two hours, receiving the about. Several craft, in the violence of the gale, constant fire of the enemy's infantry, and being were dashed to pieces ; but, through the enerexposed to their artillery. At this time the ene- getic exertions of Colonel Jourdan and others, my had gained our left flank and rear, and were no lives were lost, although one officer (Captain pouring a deadly fire upon us. Our ammunition David, of the One Hundred and Fifty-eighth being, in a great measure, exhausted, and having New-York volunteers) was seriously injured. no support whatever, we were obliged to retreat! “ In the morning the storm abated, and anwith the rest of the division. After a running other attempt was made. As the boats moved fight of three miles, in which we harassed the up, instead of seeing the expected cavalry, they advance of the enemy, we were met by the Nine- / were saluted by heavy volleys of musketry from teenth army corps, and, with their assistance, the river-banks. The enemy proving too strong, succeeded in checking thein, Night soon caused the party was obliged to return to the vessel. a cessation of hostilities.”(Doc. 131.)

“At the same time, Lieutenant King, of Colo_COLONEL HOWELL. of the Eighty-fifth Penn- | nel Jourdan's staff, with a body of men in boats. sylvania volunteers. continued his reconnois- / moved up Bear Inlet : he found and burned one sances toward the rebel outposts, in the neigh- of the vessels sought, together with its cargo of borhood of Hilton Head, S. C. To-day, he salt and leather. He returned to the gunboat, advanced up the May River, in the patrol- bringing with him forty-three negro refugees. boats Foulk and Croton, guarded by the gun- The whole expedition arrived at Beaufort on the boat Chippewa. Detachments from the Seventy- morning of the twenty-sixth ultimo, without the sixth and Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania volunteers loss of a man. accompanied the expedition. Landing on Hunt- “Great credit is due Colonel Jourdan and the ing Island, the forces drove in the rebel pickets, officers and men of his command, together with and skirmished with the force in their rear. the officers and men of the navy, for the efficient Captain Phillips, with some men of the Eighty- service performed. The Commanding General fifth, drove away the pickets in another locality. tenders his thanks especially to Colonel Jourdan, and regained the main body without casualty. Captain Cuff, and Lieutenant King, of the army, Meanwhile, the Chippewa shelled the woods on and to Commander Dove and Lieutenants Huse and about the neighboring shores. Reëmbark- / and Cowie, of the navy." ing, the force proceeded toward Bluffton, shelling

| April 9.- In the National House of Reprothat place and its vicinity.

sentatives, there was a very exciting discussion, -MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN J. Peck, in official in Committee of the Whole, on a resolution oforders, issued the following from his headquar-fered by Mr. Colfax to expel Mr. Alexander ters at Newbern, N. C.: “The Commanding Long, of Ohio, for disloyal sentiments uttered General has the satisfaction of announcing an in his speech on Friday last. During the disother expedition against the enemy, in which cussion, Mr. Benjamin G. Harris, of Maryland, both the military and naval forces of North- arose, and boldly avowed his gratification at the Carolina took part, sharing the honors equally. secession of the South, justifying it fully, and

“On the twenty-fifth of March, Colonel J. rebuking the Democratic party for not daring to Jourdan, commander of the sub-district of Beau-come up to his standard of political morality. fort, with two hundred men of the One Hundred Mr. E. B. Washburne, of Illinois, instantly offerand Fifty-eighth New-York volunteer infantry, ed a resolution to expel Mr. Harris, which reembarked on board the United States gunboat ceived eighty-one votes against fifty-eight; but Britannia, Lieutenant Huse commanding, and two thirds being required, the resolution was steamed for Bogue and Bear Inlets, for the pur- not adopted. Mr. Schenck, of Ohio, then offerpose of capturing two of the enemy's vessels en- ed a resolution, severely censuring Mr. Harris, gaged in contraband trade, and also a body of declaring him to be an unworthy member of the

House, which was adopted. The proceedings with them; you meet them wherever you go. Is were very turbulent, and the debates very sharp. it that we, too, are as wild as our enemies, scoff

-The heaviest freshet known in Virginia for ing at God and at all rules of social morality ? ten years occurred this night on the line of the For heaven's sake, let us frown down this growOrange and Alexandria road. Several bridges ing evil, unless all mothers and fathers would were seriously damaged, and one was washed

have their daughters grow up in a pestilential away entirely.

atmosphere, which but to breathe is death. Is -Tuis morning, about two o'clock, a small

not the hand of the enemy enough to send des

truction to our homes, or must we have disgrace tug was discovered approaching the flag-ship Minnesota, lying off Newport News, Va. She

added to death? The evil can only be remedied was hailed, and answered in reply to the ques

by banishing the frail sisters from society, and tion. « What boat is that " " The Roanoke" | putting no inan in position who is not moral. Still approaching, she was warned to keep off

Are not the bright and shining examples of Lee,

'Jackson, Johnston, Wheeler, Maury, and many or she would be fired upon. Regardless of the warning, she came on, drifting with the tide, and

others, enough to teach aspirants for office, that when quite near, steamed straight at the port

pure and moral men can make generals ? that it quarter, striking the Minnesota with a torpedo

is not necessary to play lackey to fast women to or infernal machine, which exploded, shaking

gain their country's applause ? Nor need they

think they are not known. By their deeds we the vessel with a terrible concussion from stem

know them. Our President is a pure and moral to stern, and throwing the tug several yards from the ship. Immediately steam was raised

man; were it not well for him to set an examon the tug, and before any thing could be done

ple, by discountenancing and refusing promotion

to this set of moths? We have no laws to reach by the people on board the flag-ship, the tug was sase off in the darkness.

° such a class but public opinion; then let that The Government tug, laying alongside the

be used without mercy.”—Tae battle at Prairie flag-ship, that should have had steam up and

D'Ann, Arkansas, took place this day.--(Doc. given chase, as she was ordered on the spot,

130.) danced up and down on the disturbed waves,

April 11.-At Huntsville, Alabama, a caisson powerless for harm to the unknown midnight of Croswell's Illinois battery exploded, killing visitor.

instantly privates Jacob Englehart, John Olsin, -The battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, was Wm. Ilumphrey, David Roach, Win. Mattison, fought this day.—(Doc. 131.)

| and Horace Allen, and wounding George Barnes, April 10.-The transport steamer, General and Wm. Regan. Several of the bodies of the Hunter, was destroyed by torpedoes in St. killed were blown to atoms, and portions were John's River, twelve miles above Jacksonville, I found five hundred feet distant. The horses atFlorida. The quartermaster of the steamer was tached to the caisson were killed. The railroad killed. All others on board were saved.

dépôt was badiy shattered. One citizen had his

thigh broken, and several others were slightly -"We can hope no good results from trivial

Jinjured.-Last night a gang of guerrillas burned and light conduct on the part of our women,”

two houses, and stole several horses on the Kensays the Mobile News of this date. “Instead

tucky side of the river, opposite Cairo, Ill. – of adorning their persons for seductive purposes,

| The Mexican schooner Juanita, while attempting and tempting our officers to a course alike dis

to evade the blockade, was captured and destroygraceful and unworthy of women, whose hus

cd by the steamer Virginia, off San Luis Pass, bands and brothers are in our armies, they had

Texas.—The schooner Three Brothers was capbetter exhort them to well-doing, than act as

tured in the lomasassa River, by the National instruments of destruction to both parties. The

vessel Nita. demoralization among our women is becoming fearful. Before the war, no woman dared to April 12. — The English steamer Alliance, demean herself lightly ; but now a refined and while attempting to evade the blockade, as pure woman can scarcely travel without seeing captured near Dawfuskie Island, in the Savansome of our officers with fine-looking ladies as nah River, Ga. Her cargo consisted of assorted companions. You are forced to sit at the tables I stores for the rebel government.

-FORT Pillow, Ky., garrisoned by loyal - The British schooner Maria Alfred, with an colored troops, under the command of Major assorted cargo, intended for the rebels, was capBooth, was attacked by the rebel forces under tured in latitude 28° 50' N., longitude 95° 5' W., General Forrest, and after a severe contest was by the National vessel Rachel Seaman. surrendered to the rebels, who commenced an

in April 14.-Major-General Alfred Pleasonton indiscriminate butchery of their prisoners, un.

was assigned to duty as second in command of paralleled in the annals of civilized warfare.

the Missouri department, by order of Major-Gen(Docs. 1 and 139.)

eral Rosecrans. -A DETACITMENT of the First Colorado cavalry | An expedition, under command of General had a fight with a party of Cheyennes on the Graham, consisting of the army gunboats, the north side of the Platte River, ncar Fremont's

Ninth New-Jersey, the Twenty-third and TwentyOrchard, eighty-five miles east of Denver, on the

fifth Massachusetts, the One Hundredth and the State road. Two soldiers were killed, and four Eighteen

, and tour Eighteenth New-York regiments, and two secFounded. Several of the Indians were also tions of artillery, under Captain Easterly, left killed. --Tas stearner Golden Gate, from Mem.

Fortress Monroe last night, and landed at differ. phis for Fort Pillow, laden with boat-stores and ent points. They concentrated at Smithfiold, Va.. private freight, was taken possession of by guer

this evening, and succeeded in routing the enerillas to-night, at Bradley's Landing, fisteen miles

my, capturing one commissioned officer and five above Memphis, Tenn. The boat, passengers, I man_all wounden. also several horses and

poat, passengers, men-all wounded; also several horses and carand crew were rifled of every thing.

riages, and some commissary stores. A rebel April 13.- The rebel General Buford appeared mail, and one piece of artillery, formerly taken before Columbus, Ky., and demanded its uncon- from the gunboat Smith Briggs, wero also capditional surrender. Colonel Lawrence, in com- tured. Fifty contrabands were brought off at the mand of the post, refused the demand, and the same time. The Union loss was one missing, rebels retired. —The ocean iron-clad steamer Ca- and five slightly wounded. tawba was successfully launched at Cincinnati, 1 -This inorning, a force of confederate cavalOhio.--The schooner Mandoline was captured in ry, estimated at some twenty in number, and Atchafalaya Bay, Florida, by the National vessel supposed to be a portion of Captain Jumei's Nyanza.—The rebel sloop Rosina was captured

command, stationed on the Grosse Tête, apby the Virginia, at San Luis Pass, Texas.

peared in front of the village and park on the -Last night the notorious bush whacking gany opposite side of the Bayou Plaquemine, La., and of Shumate and Clark went to the house of an a party being detailed, crossed over and set fire industrious, hard-working German farmer, named

to all the cotton at that place, while parties were Kuntz, who lives some twenty-five to thirty miles

at the same time engaged in burning that on flatfrom the mouth of Osage River, in Missouri, and

boats at the village.—Plaquemine Gazette and demanded his money. He stoutly denied having

Sentinel. any cash; but the fiends, not believing him, or -COLONEL Gallup, at Paintsville, Ky., while perhaps knowing that he did have some money falling back to get an advantageous position, atdeliberately took down a wood-saw which was tacked one thousand rebels, killing and woundhanging up in the cabin, and cut his left leg three ing twenty-five, including a rebel colonel, and times below and four times above the knee, with

capturing fifty rebels, one hundred horses, and the saw. Loss of blood, pain, and agony made

two hundred saddles. the poor fellow insensible, and he was unable to

| Near Shelbyville, the rebel advance ran into tell where the money was concealed. His man- Colonel True's advance, which was going froin gled body was found to-day, life extinct. A boy West-Liberty to Shelbyville; Colonel True cap

him succeeded in making his es. tured six rebels, and then pressed forward to join cape, terror-stricken, to give the alarm. After

the alarm. After Colonel Gallup. leaving Kuntz's, the gang went to an adjoining April 15.-- The National gunboat Chenango, American farmer, and not succeeding in their de- while proceeding to sea froin New York City tomands for money, they destroyed every thing in day, burst one of her boilers, killing one man, and about the place, took the man out, and liter- and severely wounding thirty-two others.-A ally cut his licad off.- Missouri Democrat. | MEETING was held at Knoxville, Tenn., at which

resolutions offered by W. G. Brownlow were miles above Smithfield. The others were to land unanimously adopted, favoring emancipation, below at that place. We took up our line of recommending a convention to effect it, and re- march, and within about one mile came upon the questing Governor Johnson to call the same at rebel signal corps, who gave us a volley and fled. the earliest period practicable, and indorsing We followed, meeting with no opposition for the administration and war policy of President three miles, when we found them posted behind Lincoln. Governor Johnson made a powerful breastworks and reënforced. They were too speech in support of the resolutions. The Ninth strong for our skirmishers, and Captain Story, Connecticut and Eighth Vermont reënlisted vet- of company F, was ordered to charge the breasteran regiments arrived at New-Haven, Ct., this works with his command, companies I and D, evening.-GENERAL John W. Geary, command about fifty men; and lest this should seem small ing Second division, Twelfth (afterward Twen- for two companies, I will say, our whole regitieth) army corps, started from Bridgeport, Ala., ment only mustered three hundred men, and on an expedition down the Tennessee, last Tues- were put into six companies of fifty men each. day, taking with him one thousand men, and one We were ordered to fix bayonets, and then forgunboat. They shelled along the banks of the ward, every man's eye being on the breastworks river, occasionally routing a party of guerrillas and as he advanced toward it, expecting to receive a rebel cavalry, until within eleven miles of Deca-volley ; but the rebels fled without firing. We tur. Here they came to a large force of infantry, pressed after them; and a mile further came to artillery, and cavalry. It was nearly dark, and a mill-dam, with a bridge to cross, and discoverthe General ordered the bont up the river again. ed a turn in the road on the opposite side, where But the rebels were not to be thus trifled with, the rebels had posted themselves to advantage. and sent a battery of flying artillery up both | A company was ordered into the woods to keep sides of the river to head off the gunboat. The up a fire on them. The videttes were on the artillery went up the banks, and got in posi- road watching the movements of the enemy, but tion to play when the Nationals passed; but kept themselves well covered, as we had already the night was very dark, and the General with found they were good shots, having had two men his men passed in safety. The expedition halted wounded before reaching their breastworks. At ten miles below Bridgeport, at a small village, this point, Sergeant Thomas Porter, of company and sent out a company as skirmishers. They I, a daring and brave young man, ventured bewent in the town, drove some rebel pickets, and yond the videttes to get a shot, when he fell captured a mail and seventeen thousand dollars mortally wounded, the ball entering his shoulder, in confederate money. They returned to camp passing entirely down the back, and was exthis evening.

tracted near the side.

"At this time we heard firing in our rear, and -A BODY of rebel cavalry made an attack on

feared that the guerrillas would give us trouble the National pickets at Bristoe Station, Va., killing one man, and wounding two others of the

by attacking our rear-guard; but we were deterThirteenth Pennsylvania regiment. They were

mined to clear our way in front first, and Capdriven off after a few shots had been exchanged,

tain Raymond was ordered to charge across the but carried their wounded with them.-The noto

bridge at all hazards, and disperse the foe, which rious guerrilla Reynolds, and his command, was

was handsomely done, capturing the officer of surprised by a party of National cavalry, near

the signal corps and two of his men, while the Knoxville, Tenn., and ten of them killed. Rey.

rest scattered in all directions, we not losing a

man. In the morning we were informed that nolds and fifteen others were captured, together

the Colonel's orders were from General Graham, with their horses, equipments, and arms.

commanding the expedition, to reach Smithfield -The expedition to Smithfield, Va., which left at such an hour, expecting we should meet with Portsmouth day before yesterday, returned this little or no opposition; but, as the prospect was, day. A participant gives the following account that every mile was not only to be disputed, but of it:

that we were going to have considerable trouble “ The expedition consisted of three regiments, in our rear with the guerrillas, the Colonel conthe Twenty-third and Twenty-fifth Massachu- cluded to fall back to the river, under the protecsetts, and the Ninth New-Jersey. Our regiment, tion of the gunboats, as we had already three the Twenty-third, alone landed at a point nine wounded men to get there, and no ambulance to convey them in. On turning back to the breast- learn. I think this expedition is the second works from which we drove the rebels, we took made under the command of Brigadier-General a different road from the one we came up in the Graham." morning, but had not gone far, before the guer

-A FORAGE-TRAIN belonging to the National rillas were following us, and a rear-guard was

forces under the command of Colonel Williams, taken from company F, and they had something to do to keep them back, continually exchanging

of the Kansas infantry, was attacked and capshots. The rebels were bold and daring; they

tured at a point about eight miles from Camden,

Ark., by a portion of the rebel forces under Genknew every turn in the road, and would watch

eral Price.—Leavenworth Conservative. their chance to ride up and give us a shot, whenever opportunity offered. When within a half-| –The Richmond Examiner contained the folmile of the river where we halted, Corporal Hi- lowing review of the situation : "Whilst the ram B. Lord, of Newburyport, was wounded in black cloud is slowly gathering on the horizon the thigh, the ball passing in one side and out of which will soon overspread the heavens, and, the other.

amid roaring thunder, discharge its flashes of “We came to the river-bank and stacked our lightning, a silence full of awe reigns through all arms in front of the residence of General F. M. I nature, unbroken except by the painful soughing

who was a noted politician of the demo of the wind and a faint muttering in the distance. cratic school, as letters found on his premises Such is the apparent quiet that oppresses our proved. This place has of late been made the mind, and makes us bend low before the fearful headquarters of the rebel signal corps. Here storm that we feel in our heart is not afar off. was found a brass field-cannon in good order. A Even the busy hum of preparation is hushed; few rods from here is a fort which was erected what man can do to prepare for the fearful day at the outbreak of the rebellion, and was to com- has been done, and the South, at least, stands mand not only the river, but all approaches to it ready, like the strong man armed; the good by land. In it were a number of large guns dis- knight, with the sword loose in its sheath, his mounted, and ten so damaged that they will harness bright and his heart full strong. Our never be of any use again. It looks as if it had men, after all their struggles and buffetings, ridbeen deserted for some time. Just before dark, dled with wounds, broken by sickness, tried by our regiment took up its quarters in this fort, as cares, overcast by checks, are yet undaunted and it was thought it would be a good position, in unwavering; and once more, after imploring the case the enemy should come upon us in force. Most High for his blessing, cast off the dust and We had not been in the fort more than two ashes from their head, and rise at the call of danhours, before we were ordered to go aboard the ger, hopeful and confident as when they buckled transport, and that night moved down to Smith- on their maiden swords. People and army, one field; and the next forenoon the other part of the soul and one body, feel alike in their innermost espedition came out, and we all returned to hearts that when the clash comes, it will be a Portsmouth. A Lieutenant, belonging to fri- struggle for life or death. gate Minnesota who accompanied the expedition “So far, we feel sure of the issue. All else is to Smithfield, was killed, and also an officer of mystery and uncertainty. Where the first blow the Ninth New-Jersey killed, and one private will fall, when the two armies of Northern VirFounded. I believe those were all the casualties ginia will meet each other face to face ; how Grant they met with. The Twenty-third had one mor- will try to hold his own against the master spirit tally wounded, Porter, of company I; two seri- of Lee, we cannot even surmise. But it is clear oasly, Lord, of company I, Symonds, of compa- to the experienced eye that the approaching camny C; one slightly, Osborn, company G; and paign will bring into action two new elements one wounded and taken prisoner, Thomas, of not known heretofore in military history, which company F, who was sent with the quartermas- may not unlikely decide the fate of the gigantic ter and another man to signalize the gunboats crusade. The enemy will array against us his of our whereabouts. What damage we did the new iron-clads by sen, and his colored troops on rebels we do not know. The other part of the land. expedition took some prisoners, two of them “Europe will watch with nervous interest the wounded; whether they killed any I did not first great trials made of these improved moni


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