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the foretop masthead made out a suspicious by the confederate steamer Alabama.—BROWNSsteamer painted entirely white, and burning soft VILLE, Texas, was occupied by the National coal, three points on the port-bow ; immediately troops, under the command of Major-General gave chase, which resulted in her altering her Banks, the rebels having evacuated the place, course several times ; following her, after a short after destroying the barracks and other buildtime it was discovered that she was throwing ings.-(Doc. 6.) cargo overboard, which confirmed our first sus' November 6.-Jefferson Davis arrived at Wilpicions that she was a blockade-runner. There mington, North-Carolina, froin Charleston, Southwas also in sight a fore-and-aft-rigged gunboat, Carolina, and was received by General Whiting. five points on our port-bow. She remained in and welcomed by William A. Wright. Mr. Davis sight for a short time, when we lost sight of her
stated that he was proud to be welcomed by so astern. At ten A.m., made a side-wheel gunboat large a concourse of North-Carolinians to the anon the port-beam, (afterward ascertained to be the cient and honored town of Wilmington, upon Keystone State.) About this time we fired three whose soil he hoped the foot of an invading foe shots at the chase from a twenty-pound Parrott might never fall. He had given Wilmington for gun, falling short of the mark. At eleven A.M., her defence one of the best soldiers in the Conmade a side-wheel gunboat, (afterward ascertained federacy-one whom he had seen tried in battle, to be the Nansemond) three points on the port- and who had risen higher as danger accumulated. bow, also in pursuit. From this time until four He felt the full importance of the harbor-the P.M., continued in pursuit, gradually widening only one still open for trade--and would do all the space between us and the gunboats, and that could be done for its defence. He exhorted nearing the chase, when, after having fired fifteen all to do their duty, either in the field or in supshots, some of which passed entirely over the porting the army and relieving the families of object, and others striking quite near, and after soldiers, and spoke of the honor of the soldier. leaving our competitors far astern, the prize and the disgrace of the speculator. He referred hove to. At this time the Keystone State was to Chickamauga and Charleston, and spoke of about ten miles astern, and the Nansemond the noble spirit of the army and people at both about five miles. When the prize hove to, a places. He paid a high tribute to the soldiers prize crew, in charge of our first officer and the from the State, and exhorted all to strive nobly purser, was immediately sent on board, and a for the right, predicting a future of independence, hawser from our stern attached to the prize- liberty, and prosperity.-A FIGHT occurred at now ascertained to be the steamer Margaret and Rogersville, Tennessee, in which the Nationals Jessie, of Charleston, from Nassau, N. P., for a were defeated and compelled to retreat with confederate port. The gunboat Nansemond ar- some loss.-(Doc. 8.) rived alongside the prize about half an hour, and Tue ship Winged Racer, froin Manilla for the Keystone State about one hour after our New-York, was captured and burned by the hawser was made fast to the prize. This steamer pirate Alabama, off Java Head.—A PARTY of is a valuable vessel, of about eight hundred tons rebel guerrillas entered Blandville, Kentucky, burden, and has on board an unusually valuable twelve miles from Cairo, Illinois, and captured cargo.- Official Report.
a courier together with a small mail. -The bombardment of Fort Sumter was kept –The battle of Droop Mountain, Virginia, beup by slow firing from the monitors and land-tween the National forces under Brigadier Genbatteries.
eral Averill, and the combined forces of the -GENERAL SANDERS, in command of a Union / rebel Generals Echols and Jenkins, occurred this cavalry force, overtook a rebel regiment at Met- day, resulting in the rout of the latter with a ley's Ford, on the Little Tennessee River, charged severe loss in men and material.-(Doc. 9.) and drove them across the river, capturing forty, November 7.—Major-General George H. Thomincluding four commissioned officers. Between as issued an order complimenting the troops forty and fifty were killed or drowned, and the composing Generals Turchin's and Hazen's brientire regiment lost their arms. Colonel Adams, gades for their skill and cool gallantry at Brown's who led the cbarge, lost no man or material.— Ferry, Georgia, and the column under MajorThe ship Amanda was captured and burned, General Hooker, which took possession of the when about two hundred miles from Java Head, I line from Bridgeport to the foot of Lookout Mountain, for their brilliant success in driving! -A CAVALRY fight took place at a point two the enemy from every position which they at- miles south of Hazel River, on the road leading tacked. “The bayonet-charge made by the from Culpeper to Jefferson, Virginia, between troops of General Howard, up a steep and diffi- the Nationals under the command of General cult hill, over two hundred feet high, complete- Buford, and Wilson's division of Hill's rebel ly routing the enemy, and driving him from his corps.—(Doc. 10.) barricades on its top, and the repulse by Gen- -A RECONNOISSANCE of the Chowan River, eral Geary's command of greatly superior num-North-Carolina, to the vicinity of the mouth of bers, who attempted to surprise him, will rank the Blackwater, under the direction of Majorainong the most distinguished feats of arms of
General Peck, was finished. this war.”—A SHARP fight occurred at Stevens
November 9.-A snow-storm prevailed in Virburgh, Virginia, between General Kilpatrick's
ginia this day.-A FIGHT between a party of cavalry and a party of rebels, who were defeated.
guerrillas and National cavalry occurred on the -The battles of Rappahannock Station and Little River, in which the rebels were repulsed Kelly's Ford, Virginia, were fought this day, re- with a loss of fifty killed and forty captured. sulting in the retreat of the rebels across the
-The rebel steamer Ella and Anna, while atRappahannock River.-(Doc. 10.)
tempting to run the blockade into Wilmington, –GENERAL Duffie, in command of the Na- North-Carolina, was captured by the National tional forces, occupied Lewisburgh, Virginia, this gunboat Niphon.-ROBERT TOOMBS delivered a morning; the rebels had passed through in their speech in the Hall of the House of Representaretreat from General Averill, just previous to his tives of Georgia, in which he denounced the arrival. General Duffie captured the rebel camp, officials of the rebel government, though he tents, provisions, and one cannon, many prison-adhered firmly to the cause of the South. He ers and one hundred head of cattle. — General especially deprecated the depreciation of the rebel Kelley's Despatch.
government's currency system and impressment November 8.-The blockade-running steam-policy, the latter of which he affirmed “had ers Cornubia and Robert E. Lee, with very val- sown the seeds of discontent broadcast over uable cargoes, were captured off the New Inlet, the land, and was generating hostility to the North-Carolina. MAJOR-GENERAL MEADE, from government itself.” his headquarters near Rappahannock Station, Vir- November 10.—A successful advance was made ginia, made the following report to the General- by General Kilpatrick, of the army of the Poin-Chief:
tomac. He passed through Culpeper without " This morning, on advancing from Kelly's seeing any rebels, and continued his march Ford, it was found that the enemy had retired through Stevensburgh, followed by the rebel during the night. The morning was so smoky army.–Tue rebel steamer Ella, while attempting that it was impossible to ascertain at Rappahan- to run the blockade of Wilmington, North-Caronock Station the position of the enemy, and it lina, was captured by the National gunboat was not till the arrival of the column from Kel-Howqua. ly's Ford that it was definitely known the po- ! -COLONEL Upton, who commanded the brisition at Rappahannock Station was evacuated. gade which last Saturday successfully charged The army was put in motion, and the pursuit and captured the rebels' works at Rappahannock continued by the infantry to Brandy Station, Station, accompanied by deputations from each and by the cavalry beyond. Major-General of the regiments participating in the assault, preSedgwick reports officially the capture of six sented General Meade with the eight battle-flags guns, eight battle-flags, and over one thousand taken at that time. Colonel Upton presented five hundred prisoners.
the flags in behalf of his command, naming the “Major-General French took over four hundred regiments—the Fifth and Sixth Maine, the Fifth prisoners. General Sedgwick's loss was about Wisconsin, and the One Hundred and Twentythree hundred killed and wounded. French's first New-York—the latter, Colonel Upton's own. about seventy. The conduct of both officers General Meade responded as follows: and men in each affair was most admirable.”- “Colonel Upton, officers and men of the Sixth (Doc. 10.)
corps : I receive with great satisfaction the battle-flags, evidences of the good conduct and gal- ernment will employ all means in its power to lantry you displayed on the seventh instant. suppress any hostile attack from Canada; but The assault of the enemy's position at Rappa- as other towns and cities on the shores of the hannock Station, intrenched by redoubts and lakes are exposed to the same danger, it is deemrifle-pits, defended by artillery and infantry, ed proper to communicate this information to carried as it was at the point of the bayonet, you, in order that any precautions which the was work which could only be executed by the circumstances of the case will permit may be best of soldiers, and in the result you may be taken. The Governor - General suggests that justly proud. It gives me great confidence that steamboats or other vessels, giving cause for sug. in future operations I can implicitly rely on the picion by the number or character of persons on men under my command doing, when called on, board, shall be arrested. all that men can do; and, although it is my del “You will please acknowledge the receipt of sire to place you in such positions as to avoid, if this despatch, and communicate to this Departpossible, recurring to such severe tests, yet there ment any information you may now or hereafter are occasions, such as the recent one, when it is have on this subject." the only and best course to pursue ; and to feel -MAJOR-GENERAL Butler assumed command as I do now, that I command men able and will of the departments of Eastern Virginia and Northing to meet and overcome such obstacles is a Carolina. His order contained the following: source of great satisfaction.
“Representations having been made to the “I shall transmit these flags to the War Depart-Commanding General that certain disloyally disment. I have already reported your good con- posed persons within this department do occaduct, and received and transmitted to your com- sionally, by force, interfere with, and by oppromanders the approval of the President.
brious and threatening language insult and annoy “I shall prepare, as soon as I receive the requi- loyal person's employed in the quiet discharge of site information, a general order, in which it is their lawful occupations, it is hereby announced my desire to do justice to all the troops who have that all such conduct and language is hereafter distinguished themselves; and it is my purpose, strictly forbidden, and will be punished with milby every means in my power, to have those litary severity. All officers of this department soldiers rewarded who have merited such dis- are directed to order the arrest, and to bring tinction.
such persons as are found offending against this "Soldiers : In the name of the army and of the order before the tribunal established for the purcountry, I thank you for the services you have pose of punishing offences within this departrendered, particularly for the example you have set, which, I doubt not, on future occasions will
November 12.—A very spirited skirmish with be followed and emulated.”
the rebels occurred at a point about ten miles November 11.- Major-General Foster having from the Cumberland Gap, in Virginia. A forage been relieved from the command of the Depart-train of twenty-one wagons had been sent out ment of Virginia and North-Carolina, issued an with a guard of twenty-eight men. The wagons order bidding farewell to the officers and men were loaded, and started for the Gap, with no serving in the department.
appearance of danger, when suddenly a party of - SECRETARY STANTON sent the following de- seventy guerrillas rushed from a convenient amspatch to the Mayor of Buffalo, N. Y., this night: bush, overpowering the guard, and compelling a
“The British Minister, Lord Lyons, has to- surrender. The officers' clothing was immedinight officially notified the Government that, ately transferred to rebel backs, and their wallets from telegraphic information received from the appropriated. Ten minutes after the capture, Governor-General of Canada, there is reason to Colonel Lemert, commanding the forces at the believe there is a plot on foot by persons who Gap, appeared in a bend of the road. Whilst have found asylum in Canada to invade the the rebels were approaching, Colonel Lemert imUnited States and destroy the city of Buffalo; mediately led the charge with ten men of the that they propose to take possession of some Fourth battalion Ohio volunteer cavalry. A steamboats on Lake Erie, to surprise Johnson's fierce hand-to-hand sabre-fight occurred for a few Island. free the prisoners of war confined there, minutes, when the rebels left the field. The train and proceed with them to Buffalo. This Gov- and prisoners were recaptured, eleven of the ene