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tegrating and dissatisfied army awaiting his | imputed to the old chief; but, the public will command. Patterson immediately withdrew, be slow to believe such imputations, withom not tarrying cven a few hours after Banks' the corroborative evidence of official docuassumption of the command. His absence ments. The evidence cited by Mr. Chandler, was not a matter of concern.

of Michigan, in his Military Expose, made in If we have commented on this campaign the U. S. Senate July 16th, is, apparently, with some severity, it is because a careful ex- conclusive on the points raisėd-of Patteramination of the voluminous evidence offered son's responsibility for the defeat of McDowell in regard to its conduct has failed to produce at Bull Run; and, it is not probable any eviany satisfactory excuse for the inefficiency dence is in existence to disprove the plain which characterized it at almost every step. statements before the Committee of InvestiThe archives of the War Department may gation which made the defeat a subject of exonerate Patterson, and may fix upon Gene- inquiry. (See Appendix, page 494, for Chanral Scott the blame which Patterson plainly dler's citations, see also page 271.)

HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF EVENTS,-10.5.

FROM JULY 4TH, 1861, TO NOVEMBER 1st, 1861.

July 4.-Extra session of the Federal Congress. July 10.--Battle of Laurel Hill, Va. McClellan's Eleven (seceded) States not represented excepting advance meets and drives in Pegram's outposts The one Senator (Andrew Johnson) from Tennessee, fight lasts for several hours-the Ohio Fourteenth and three Representatives from Virginia. Twenty- and Indiana Ninth being engaged. Only one Union three States represented, whose constituencies num. soldier killed. The rebels rcuted.-Sharp fight at ber nearly five-sixths of the voters in the United States. Monroe Station Mo. The rebels driven off. Seven.

July 5.-The President's Message delivered. It ty-five prisoners and one gun secured. called for four hundred thousand volunteers and July 11.--Battle of Rich Mountain, Va., two miles four hundred millions of dollars to suppress the re- east of Roaring Run. Colonel Pegram entrenched, bellion. The “ opposition" in Congress reduced to with 800 troops, is assaulted by a section of McClel. six Senators and five Representatives.

lan's forces, under General Rosecrans, composed of - Battle of Carthage, Mo. Colonel Siegel, in portions of the Eighth, Tenth and Thirteenth Indiscouting with 1,100 men, encountered the combined ana, and Nineteenth Ohio regiments. By cutting a commands of Price, Governor Jackson, Generals road over a difficult country, the enemy was flanked Rains and Parsons. Siegel retired slowly, “pun and surprised. A stubborn fight followed, when the ishing” the enemy seriously, until they desisted rebels retreated with a loss of 60 killed, many prifrom the pursuit. Rebel loss, 80 killed and 110 soners, and wounded, and all his camp equipage, wounded. "Union loss, 13 killed and 31 wounded. &c. Union loss, 11 killed and 35 wounded. July 6.-Department of the West created, and

-The U. S. Senate expelled from that body the Fremont placed in command.

members from Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Ar

kansas and Nicholson from Tennessee. -Desperate dash at Middle York bridge, Va. Forty-five men of the Third Ohio, on a scout, cut

July 12-Surrender to MoClellan of Colonel Pe. their way through 250 rebels.

gram and 600 troops, at Beverly, together with caa

non, tents, stores, &c. July 8.-Skirmish at Bird's Point, Mo. Rebel loss, 3 killed and 8 wounded.--Rebels routed at Bealing mish near Newport News. Union scouts (12) cap

-The rebels routed at Barboursville, Va.--Skirton, Va.-Rebel camp at Florida, Mo., broken up.

tured by the rebels. - Arrival of a flag of truce from Jefferson Davis, covering a bearer of dispatches to President Lin.

July 13.-General Garnett forced to a stand bear coln. The dispatches consist of a letter threaten. St. George, Va., (at Carricksford,) by McClellan's ing retaliation if any“ privateer” is hung.

advance, under General Morris and Captain Beahain. In the conflict which followed, Garnet was

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killed and his forces routed, Rebel loss, 200 killed -Major-General McClellan called to the command and wounded, and a large number of prisoners of the Army of the Potomac. Great excitement Union loss, 13 killed and 40 wounded.

and indignation throughout the loyal States at Mc-Jno. B. Clark, from third district of Mo., ex

Dowell's defeat. pelled from the U. S. House of Representatives.

-The Missouri State Convention reconrened.—Co

lonel Sweeny disperses a band of rebels at Forsyth, -Gallant fight at Barboursville, Va. Three com

Mo., killing tive of them. panies of Colonel Woodruft's regiment (Second Kentucky) drove out six hundred of the enemy, strongly Rock river, Va. Nine vessels burned and one se

July 24.--Lieutenant Crosby's successful dash up posted, at the bayonet's point.

cured as a prize. July 15.-Skirmish at Bunker Hill, Va. The rebel cavalry (600) routed by Patterson's advance.

July 25.--McClellan arrives in Washington to find July 16.- Advance of the Army of the Potomac quent of the defeat at Bull Run, and the expiration

great demoralization existing in the army, consetoward Centreville and Manansas. July 17.-Skirmish at Fulton, Mo. Rebels driven months) troops, who gradually return home.

of the terms of service of the first enlisted (three back with loss. -Fairfax Court House occupied by McDowell's

-General Rosecrans assigned to the command advance.-Conflict at Scarytown. The Federals re

of the “ Army of Occupation of Western Virginia." pulsed with a loss of thirty killed and wounded.

McClellan's Department of the Ohio ceases to exist. July 18.–First engagement of the advance at

-General Cox occupies Charleston, Va. Wise Blackburn Ford, on Bull Run. General Tyler en.

retreats up the river. counters Beauregard's right advance in a strong -General Fremont arrives in St. Louis and takes position. After a sharp engagement, and acting command. General Banks arrives at Harper's Ferunder orders not to bring on an engagement, Tyler ry and assumes command fell back to Centerville to a wait the coming up of -Toombs, Confederate Secretary of State, rethe main body. Union loss, 19 killed, 38 wouuded, signs, and R. M. T. Hunter named to his place. 26 missing. Rebel loss, (Beauregard's report,) 15 killed, 53 wounded.

July 26.-Fight at Lane's Prairie, Mo. Rebels

repulsed. -General Patterson moves his entire army from July 28.—General thanksgiving in the Confederacy Banker Hill to Charleston, Va., thus leaving the for the victory at Manassas. main road to Winchester. Patterson is under or. ders to engage Johnston's forces at Winchester, to

July 29.-Engagement by four Federal gunboats

with a battery planted at Acquía Creek, on the Potoprevent him from reenforcing Beauregard. Patter: son's movement to Charleston lets Johnston escape

No particular effect produced. to reenforce the main body at Bull Run.

Wise destroys the Gauley River bridge, Va.,

and flies up the Kanawha to escape Cox's pursuit. July 19.-General Banks ordered to supersede Patterson, whose failure to move direct against

July 30.--The Missouri State Convention declares Winchester gives great dissatisfaction at headquar- the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and ters. General Dix assumes Banks' command.

Secretary of State to be vacant. July 20.— The rebels under Wise retire up the

Aug. 1-The Secretary of War settles the “ Kanawha Valley, Va.

trabando question, by ordering all slaves then with- The Confederate Congress assembles at Rich in the Federal lines, or such as might come in, to be mond. Intense anxiety prevails regarding the fate

put to work on military works and paid as day laof the rebel army at Bull Run and Manansas. John-borers. --Governor Gamble of Missouri, inaugurated, ston ordered to reenforce Beauregard.

--Expedition departed from St. Louis to occupy

Bird's Point and Cairo.
July 21.-Battle of Bull Run. McDowell engages
Beauregard with 27,000 troops, three miles from

Aug. 2.—The bill providing for 500,000 men passManassas Junction. A desperate conflict of five

es Congress.--Battle near Dug Spring, Mo. Lyon hours duration follows. The Unionists had nearly defeats Ben McCullough's advance division ; Rebel won the field, and Beauregard had decided to fail loss, 40 killed, 44 wounded : Union loss, 8 killed, 30 back on Manansas, when he was reenforced by wouuded.–Fort Fillmore, in New Mexico, betrayed Johnston's command from Winchester. This decid by its commander, Major Lynde, together with its ed the day against the Federal army, which had not garrison of 750 men.-Destruction of Rebel stores counted upon the possibility even of Patterson's allow. and vessels by the Unionists, in Pokomoke sound. ing Johnston to escape from Winchester. The Aug. 3.-Congress passes act confiscating all slaves "army panic" seized the Unionists. They fled from used by rebels for military purposes. the bloody field in disorder. Union loss, 479 killed, Aug. 5.--Galveston “ awakened" by a few bombs 1,011 wounded, 1,500 prisoners-most of the latter from the blockading fleet.-Rebels defeated at A hens, being too exhausted to leave the field, while some Mo.-Skirmish at Point of Rocks, Va. preferred capture to a disgraceful flight. Rebel loss, (Beauregard's report,) 269 killed, 1,483

Aug. 6.—The Federal Congress adjourns. wounded. The Unionists also lost 17 pieces of ar

Aug. 7.-Hampton, Va., wantonly burned by the tillery, 150 boxes of small arms cartridges, 87 boxes

rebel General, Magruder.-Privateer York burned of ritled cannon ammunition, 30 boxes of old fire by the U. S. gunboat Union. arms, 13 wagoos loaded with provisions, 2,500 mus. Aug. 8.-Rebels routed at Lovettsville, Va. kets, 8,000 knapsacks, blankets, &c. The Unionists fell back upon the line of entrenchments on the and wounded.

Aug. 9.---Rebels defeated at Potosi, Mo.; 30 killed Potomac, unpursued by the enemy.

Aug. 10.-Bloody battle at Wilson's Creek, Mo. July 22.–The Confederate Congress appoints a General Lyon with 5200 men attacks the rebels--day of thanksgiviog for the victory at Manansas. 17,000 strong, under coinmand of Ben McCullough

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and Generals Price and Rains. Lyon killed heading Aug. 30.-Fort Morgan (Ocrakoke Inlet, N. C.) a charge, when his forces fall back to Springfield abandoned by the enemy.-Fremont proclaims mar and then retreat to Rolla, in good order. Union loss, ial law throughout Missouri. He also declares the 263 killed, 721 wounded. Rebel loss, 421 killed and confiscation of all property of those in arms against over 1000 wounded.

the Government and the freedom of all their slaves. Aug. 12.-General Wool appointed to the com- Sept. 1.-Rout of rebels at Boone C. H., Western mand of Fortress Monroe.

Virginia. A gallant charge made by Captain WheeAug. 13.--Grafton, Va., occupied by Union troops. ler's command ; 11 rebels killed and 40 secured as Rebel loss, 21.-Skirmish at Mathias Point, Va. Union prisoners. The entire village burned.—Sharp skir

mish at Bennett's Mills, Dent county, Mo. A small loss, 3 killed, I wounded. Aug. 14.- Fremont declares martial law in St. loss, 2 killed, 7 wounded.

body of Home Guards repulse 250 rebels. Union Louis.Jefferson Davis notifies all who do not re. cognize his authority to leave the Confederate States

Sept. 2.- Appeal to the people to subscribe to the within forty duys.

National 7.30 loan, made by the Secretary of the

Treasury.-- Charleston, Va. Home Guards surround. Aug. 16.—The President of the U. S. orders all

ed near Harper's Ferry' by a section of the Thircommercial intercourse between the loyal and se

teenth Massachusetts. Rebel loss, 3 killed, 5 woundceded States to cease.--Surprise by Colonel Heckered, 22 prisoners.-Fight near Fort Scott, Kansas. of a rebel camp at Fredericktown, Mo.

The rebel General, Rains, repulses an attack made Aug. 18.-Skirmish at Lady's Fork, Va. The re- on him'by Montgomery.-Attack, by Colonel Cross. bels worsted.

man, of General Kelley's staff, upon a secession Aug. 19.----A number of newspapers mobbed in the camp at Worthington, Marion county Va. Northern States for disloyal sentiments.-Commerce, Sept. 3. — Bridge over the Little Platte river, of Mo., retaken by the Federalists.— Pierce Butler of Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad, so weakened by a Philadelphia, arrested for giving information to the fire recently set, that a passenger train was precipConfederates.

itated into the river. Seventeen men, women and Aug. 20.-Skirmish at Hawk's Nest, Kanawha children killed and sixty wounded. valley, Va. The rebels, 4000 strong, assault the po- Sept. 4.-Kentucky invaded by the rebels under sition of the Eleventh Ohio regiment, and are re- General Polk. Positions taken at Hickman, Chalk pulsed, with loss reported at 50 killed ; Union loss Bluffs and Columbus. Polk's proclamation gave as 2 killed.---Assault upon Charleston, Mo. The rebels his reason for this that the Federalists were occudriven out with a loss of 40 killed and 17 prisoners. pying Missouri, opposite Columbus. Union loss, I killed, wounded.--The Wheeling Convention passes an ordinance (50 to 28) erecting Colonel H. G. Williams at Shelbina, Mo., attacked

Sept. 4.-Eleven hundred men commanded by Western Virginia into the State of Kana wha.-Gen by the rebel Martin Greene's command. The Fedeeral McClellan formally announces his assumption rals had to retreat to escape capture, with a loss of of chief cominand of the “ Army of the Potomac.”

all the camp equipage, &c. Aug, 21.-Skirmish at Cross Lanes, Va.

Sept. 6.-General Pope marched against Martin Aug. 22.—The newspapers in New York city pre Greene, rebel, then in force at Hunneville, Mo. The sented by the Grand Jury as disloyal, are denied the rebel fled, leaving all his baggage, stores, &c. use of the mails, by order of the P, M. General.

Sept. 7.-- The Federal flag ordered to be displayed Aug. 24.-Governor Gamble, of Mo., issues a call over the Kentucky State House, by the House of for 42,000 troops for the State service to assist in Representatives, by a vote of 77 to 20. driving the rebels from the State.--The Mayor of

Sept. 8.-General Grant occupies Paducah, Ky., Washington City, D. C., arrested for refusing to take in consequence of the invasion of the State by the the oath of allegiance.

Confederates. Aug. 26.-Surprise of the Fourth Ohio regiment

Sept. 9.—One hundred and fifty Federal prisoners at breakfast by 3000 infantry, 400 cavalry and 10 (including Colonels Corcoran and Wilcox) ordered guns, under Floyd. The Ohioans, with the utmost

to Castle Pinckney, Charleston, to be there incar. coolness, forined in line of battle, fought until the cerated as hostages for the safety of the privateers enemy began to outflank them, then charged and

on trial in New York.-Second attempt of rebels in cut their way through the rebel ranks. No pursuit Missouri to destroy lives by weakening the railroad was offered. The baggage train of the Ohioans re

bridge at Sturgeon. tired safely to Gauley bridge.-The Hatteras expedition sails from Fortress Monroe, under command

Sept. 10.—Rosecrans, in Western Virginia, comes of Major-General Butler and Commodore Stringham. upon Floyd's entrenched camp at Carnifax ferry,

and assails it. Darkness coming on the Federals Aug. 28, 29. – Bombardment of Forts Hatteras lie on their arms all night. In the morning a comand Clark, by the fleet under coinmand of Commo.bined assault is made when it is found that Floyd dore Stringham. The Forts capitulated (29th) after has filed, leaving all his baggage, stores, &c. behind suffering from a terrific fire from the fleet. Rebel him. He “retires" over Gauley river, catting off loss, 8 killed, 25 wounded, 710 prisoners (including all communication. Federal loss, 16 killed, 97 Commodore Barron and 44 officers) twenty-five 32- wounded. Floyd's loss not ascertained. pounders, 1000 stands of arms, great quantity of mu- Sept. 11.—The President “ modifies" the proclanitious, stores, &c. Union loss, none. Three prize mation of Fremont regarding the confiscation of Vissels seized inside of the Inlet.- Artack on rebels' slaves. The President makes it read—“all the Union entrenchments, by 2000 rebels, at Lex slaves who have been employed on rebel military ington, Mo. Rebels repulsed with a loss of 60 kill

works," Fremont had it--"all slaves of those ed. The Union forces, all told, numbered 230.-A found in arms against the Government.--The Ken company of rebels (23) captured at Greytown, Mo. I tucky House of Representatives ordered, by resolaSept. 29.-Price evacuating Lexington. ets, above Darnestown, Md. Rebels finally repulsed with considerable loss. Geary's loss, 1 killed.

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tion, the Confederate troops to leave the State. Vote Sept. 17-18.-Skirmishes at Barboursville, Ky., 71 to 26. The Senate adopts the same resolve between Zollicoffer's scouts and the Home Guards. Sept. 12th.- Engagement at Lewinsville, Va. A re- The Guards drive off the rebels. connoitering party, under Colonel Stevens, encoun

Sept. 18.-Further arrests of Maryland Legislaters four rebel regiments. A sharp skirmish en

tors, including the Speaker of the House. The object of the expedition having been accomplished, Stevens retires. Loss, 7 killed and 9

Sept. 19.–Arrests in Louisville of prominent se. wounded.

cessionists on charge of treason and complicity with

the rebels. The Courier newspaper office seized for Sept. 12.–The rebels under General Robert E.

treason and sedition. Lee appears before the Federal positions at Cheat Mountain, and Elkwater, Western Virginia. They

Sept. 20.--Surrender of Mulligan and his forces at surround the position on the hill, but the Federal Lexington, Mo., after sustaining an unremitted asregiments pierce their lines on the 13th, and se

sault and bombardment for fifty-nine hours. cure the hill with its valuable stores. Maneuver

Sept. 21.-General Lane's command surprise a ing then follows upon Elkwater, which General superior force of rebels at Papinsville, Mo. A seReynolds successfully holds, against all of Lee's en

vere fight ensued in which the enemy is repulsed, deavors. On the 14th the enemy is so disconcert- with a loss of 40 killed, 100 prisoners, all their tents, ed by the splendid management of the Federals that wagons and supplies.--General Robert Anderson be withdraws with a loss of about 100 killed, includ. assun.es command in Kentucky of the Union forces. ing Colonel John d. Washington.---Rebel camp at Sept. 23.-- Colonels Cantwell and Parke, with one Petersburg, Hardy county, Va., broken up by Cap. gun and Ringold's cavalry advance from New tain Reid's cavalry aud a company of infantry. Creek, Va., aud drive the rebels, 700 strong, from -Major Gavitt's cavalry attacks and routs the no- the Mechanicsburg Gap. The Federals push on torious guerrilla Talbot, at Black river, Mo., near into Romney and storm the town, driving 1400 Ironton.-The dry dock at the Pensacola Navy Yard rebel infantry and cavalry to the mountains, with a burned by an expedition from Fort Pickens, under loss of 28 killed,—The two French Prince's, Count Lieutenant Shipley.

de Paris and Duc d'Orleans, commissioned as CapSept. 13.- Arrest of secession members of the Ma. tains and placed on the staff of General McClellan. ryland Legislature, a Member of Congress (H. May) Sept. 24.- Colonel Geary of the Twenty-eighth the Mayor of Baltimore and other leading secession Pennsylvania, has another sharp fight with the reb. ists, wbo had formed a conspiracy t\ pass an ordi- els, near Point of Rocks. The rebels attack the nance of secession on the opening of the Legislature. Federals across the river, when Geary opens on This arrest left the Legislature without a quorum, them and drives them off, burning three houses. and the plot to “ carry the State out of the Union,"

Sept. 25.—A second reconnoissance in force to miscarried.- Attack of the rebel Colonel Brown Lewinsville, under command of General W. FSmith. upon Boonville, which is successfully defeated by Four regiments of rebels, with cavalry and artillery, 150 Home Guards under Captain Eppstein. Brown attack the Unionists but are quickly repulsed is killed, with 11 of his cominand and 30 wounded. by Griffin and Youatt's batteries.- Piati's Zouaves

-Sharp cannonade on the Potomac opposite Shep. (Thirty-fourth Ohio) storm a rebel camp near Chaardstown, Va. Rebel battery silenced.-Rebel iron pinsville, Va. Rebel loss, 30 killed and 50 wounded. clad Yorktown, dasbes down into Hampton Roads Union loss, 4 killed, 8 wounded. and fires ou the fleet and the Newport News camp.

Sept. 26.-Day of Fasting and Prayer throughout Sept. 14.—Privateer Juduh burned by an expedi. the loyal States. tion from the steam frigate Colorado, in the harbor

Sept. 27.--Fremont starts from St. Louis after of Pensacola. (For particulars of this gallant affair

Price, with 12,000 men. see Report in Appendix.]

Sept. 28.-Rebels evacuate Munson's Hill. Sept. 15:—Rebel attack on Colonel Geary's pick

Oct. 1.- Propeller Fanny, loaded with stores, &c., Sept. 16.–The rebels under Price, 6000 strong, as

captured by the enemy in Pamlico sound. sail the entrenched camp of Colonel Mulligan, at Oa. 2–3 --General Reynolds, marching from his Lexington, Mo. Rebels repulsed with heavy loss, Cheat Mountain camp, encounters Lee's force in when a siege of the place comiences.--Ship Island camp at Greenbrier, when a very sharp contest enevacuated by the rebels.-Fight at Blue Mills Land

Reynolds' object is to reconnoiter and ing. Mo. The lowa Third en route to reeuforce Cul. “feel of" the enemy. Having fully informed himMulligan at Lexington, assailed by a heavy body self of Lee's strength and position, he returns to his of Price's troops. The lowans retire until reens camp with 13 prisoners. Union loss, 8 killed, 32 forced by Colonel Smith's command (Sixteenth Illi.

wounded. nois) when the two regiinents assail and drive back Od. 3. --Sharp engagement at Union Hill, Ky. the rebels, who retreat over the Missouri river The Federals, outnumbered greatly, retire after a under cover of the night.-Expedition tu Ocracoke stubborn and bloody resistance. Inlet. N. C., under command of Lieutenauts East.

Oct. 4.--Federal advance to Pohick church, on man and Maxwell, of the gunboat Pawnee. Fort Bea.

the Fairfax road. --Descent of rebels on Colonel con destroyed and its guns (28 fine pieces) entirely Brown's command, at Chicacomico, N. C. Brown rendered useless.

retreats to Hatteras Lighthouse, under cover of Sept. 17.-Fight at Mariatown, Mo. Rebels re- the ganhoats, with a loss of 40 prisoners. pulsed by Colonels Montgomery and Johnston's

Od. 5.-- Gunboat Monticello shells the rebels at forces (600). Colonel Johnston killed. Rebel loss, Chicacomico with great slaughter. 7 killed and all their camp equipage, stores, &c.

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mand in Kentucky, and is succeeded by General W. rebels, killing 14 and taking 8 prisoners. Union T. Sherman.--Gallant affair near Hillsboro, Ky., in loss, 14 wounded—2 mortally. which 50 Home Guards defeat a large party of Oct. 20.-Reconnoissance to Fairfax C. H. by Gen. rebels after a twenty minutes' fight. Rebel loss, 11 eral McClellan in person. killed, 29 wounded, 22 prisoners. Union loss, 3

Od. 21.-Battle of Ball's Bluff. Federals defeated killed, 2 wounded,

by greatly superior rebel force. Union loss not corOct. 9–10.-Wilson's Zouave camp, on Santa Rosa rectly ascertained. See pages 346-349.-- Battle of island, attacked by a strong force of rebels. After Fredericktown, Mo. Rebels repulsed in a well conan obstinate fight the enemy is repulsed with tested fight of two hours. Rebels routed and purmuch slaughter. Two companies of regulars from sued 22 miles, leaving 200 of their dead and woundFort Pickens participates in the fight. Union loss, ed on the field, including Colonel Luwe, second in 14 killed, 29 wounded, 24 missing.

command. Union loss, 6 killed, 40 wounded. See Od. 9.-Federal advance to Lewinsville.

pages 335-36. Oct. 11.—Three boats from the gunboat Union - Battle of Wild Cat, Ky. Zollicoffer defeated by run up Quantico creek, Va., and burn a rebel vessel. the Unionist3 under General Schöpff and Colonel

Od. 12.-Commodore Hollins, with his “ram" Garrard. Union loss, 4 killed and 21 wounded. and fire ships, attacks the Federal ships blockading Rebel loss unknown. See pages 379–80. in the Mississippi river. The “ram" is driven off, Oct. 22.-Fight at West Liberty, Ky. Rebels and the fire-fleet burn harmlessly. The Federal routed by Nelson's command, losing 21 killed and ships, however, pass down the river, to obtain a 34 prisoners, 52 horses, &c.--Another division of the wider berth.-Steamer Theodora runs the blockade command took Hazelgreen, with 38 prisoners. at Charleston, S. C., having on board Messrs. Mason Od. 23.--Lieutenant Grayson repulses the rebels and Slidell, rebel commissioners to Europe. The

near Hodgeville, Ky., killing 3 and wounding 5. steamer Nashville passed out the previous night.

Oct. 25.--Dash of Zagonyi, with the Fremont Oct. 13.-Major Wright's cavalry (U. S. regulars) Body Guard” and Major Frank White's " Prairie surprise and overcome 300 mounted rebels near Scouts," into Springfield, Mo. The rebels, full 1400 Lebanon, Mo.-Sharp skirmish at Beckwith's, below strong, driven out with a loss of 80 killed, 60 woundBird's Point, Mo. The Union squad disperse the ed and 27 prisoners. Zagonyi lost, of the force enrebels, but are in turn forced to retreat, after an gaged (150 of the Guard) 15 killed, 27 wounded and obstinate resistance against great odds.

10 missing. Oct. 14.-Major Wright, with one company of Oct. 26.–Battle at Romney. General B. F. Kel. cavalry, surround Lime Creek, Mo., and takes 45 ley's force from New creek, by a night march, comes prisoners.--Secretary of State, Seward, issues a

upon the rebels, drives in their pickets and passes circular to the State Governors, advising them to

up to Romney, where the enemy make a determined fortify their coasts for defense.

stand. After an obstinate defense the rebels are Oct. 16.–Colonel Geary passing over into Virgi- | vanquished. Federal loss is but I killed and 5 nia, at Harper's Ferry, proceeds to a mill beyond, wounded !-)Heavy skirmish at Saratoga, Ky. Three and captures 21,000 bushels of wheat. He is companies of the Kansas Ninth attack and defeat fiercely assailed by Confederate forces and batteries the enemy, killing 13, capturing 21 prisoners and on Bolivar and Loudon heights. Colonel G. holds 52 horses. Major Phillips commands the Federals his ground in fine style. The enemy tinally with. --Fremont enters Springfield, Mo., with Siegel's draw, whipped in a most unqualified manner. Gea- division. ry returns safely, with his little command, to the

0.t. 27--Fight at Plattsburg, Mo., A rebel canıp Maryland shore. Union loss, 4 killed, 8 wounded. broken up; the rebels losing 8 killed, 12 prisoners. --Major White, with his “ Prairie Scouts," (inount

Oct. 28.-Expedition from the gunboat Louisiana, ed) dashes into Lexington, Mo., secures its rebel

up Chincoteague inlet, Va., under command of Lieu. garrison of 306, together with a large amount of

tenant Alfred Hopkins. Three rebel vessels burned. rebel stores, arms, &c.-The blockade of the Poto

Union loss, none. mac, by rebel shore batteries, is pronounced perfect.

A gallant affair. Oct. 17.-Gallant fight near Frederickton, Mo.

Oct, 29.--Fight beyond Morgantown, Ky. Cololarge rebel force routed by Major Gavitt's cavalry, nel Burbridge defeats the rebels in a well contested 5 companies of the Twenty-first Illinois and Captain field, driving them from Woodbury and capturing Hawkins' Home Guards. - The Confederates retire their camp, stores, equipage, &c. from Vienna to Fairfax C. H., Va. McClellan imme- -The Port Royal Expedition sails from Fortress diately advances to Vienna.-Fight near Line creek. Monroe. Mo. Rebels routed by Lieutenant Kirby and 5 of

Oct. 31.--Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott trans. them killed.—Fight at Big Hurricane creek, Mo., mits to the Secretary of War his request to be reColonel Morgan (Eighteenth Missouri) routs the tired from active service.

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