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of the world's progress in Christianity and civil- 1 of generalship and true economy. The first ization, fulfilling, in the resistless march of her blow is said to be often half the battle. The dominant Anglo-Saxon race across the American war policy of Scott and the Northern Governcontinent, one grand part of the Divine scheme ment has all the effect of the first blow. The for the spread of that Gospel which shall sur- final result we cannot, in the slightest degree, vive all changes, overthrow all evils, and doubt. The immediate signal will depend, in a achieve its mightiest triumphs in the later days great measure, upon the number of troops now of our world's history."

got ready, and the efficiency of the preparation - True Charleston Mercury of to-day contains made for them by the Confederate Government the following:—"Night and day, for the last during the same period Scott has been at work. two months, has the Northern Government Let us not commit the mistako of underrating been making herculean efforts in its department our enemy, or of supposing that, in modern of war. Preparation on the most gigantic scale warfare, it is only tho courage of a people and has gone on steadily and unflagging, under the the relative military talent of their field-officers

that decide the issues of war. Ability in comintelligent and able superintendence and direc

binations and bravery in executing them may tion of General Scott. An imniense body of volunteers have been thrown into camp, and

fail of success where the material is wanting or

deficient. An hour's delay of a corps of reservo are drilling eight hours a day under competent ufficers of West Point training. The arms at lost the battle of Waterloo; and Napoleon hand have been distributed, and all who are to fought the battle with the best troops in the

world. They were cut to pieces." engage soon in battle, have been thoroughly equipped with the best weapons. Factories -The United States ship Powhatan captured for the manufacture of cannon, rifles, sabres, the Mary Clinton, from Charleston for New bayonets, and ammunition of every description, Orleans, off the Pass L'Outre, with a full cargo are in full operation at the North during the of rice, peas, &c.—New Orleans Picayune, whole twenty-four hours of each day. Agents June 1. have long since been sent abroad to Europe to -Mr. W. II. Russell's letters from the procure and forward as fast as possiblo cargoes South to the London Times, create much comof iinproved arms, and already they have begun ment. According to one dated April 30, the to arrive. Great efforts have also been made South Carolinians long for “one of the royal for the health, comfort, and supplies of North- race of England to rule” over them.—(Doc. ern troops. Energy and promptitude have 217.) characterized their movements both in Mary

-The Seventh Regiment, N. Y. S. M., left land and St. Louis, and their success along the

Washington for New York. It made a fine border has so far been complete. They have in the West obtained and secured the great repos- same warm eulogium that greeted their arrival.

appearance and received on their departure the itory of arms for that section, equipped our

-(Doc. 218.) enemies of St. Louis, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio,

-The National Intelligencer of to-day conleaving the resistance men of Missouri poorly proivded, Kentucky unarmed and overawed,

tains the correspondence between the bank and Tennessee also, with a meagre provision for presidents of the city of New York and the Govfighting, dependent on the Cotton States for ernor of the State, relative to the proclamation weapons of defence. Maryland has been cowed

of Governor Brown of Georgia, of the 26th of and overpowered, Washington rendered as se- April last. cure as may be, while Virginia is invaded and -The First Regiment of Maine Volunteers Richmond threatened with capture. In all this left Portland at 8 30 this morning, in a train of the military proceedings of the North, since the eleven cars. They were escorted through the fall of Sumter, have been eminently wise. For city by the Fifth Regiment, and nearly the the purpose of overpowering, disheartening, and whole population. The train left amid the gaining the first advantages, which, both at wildest cheering, and a salute from the artilhome and abroad, are of immense importance, lery.—(Doc. 219 .) the concentration of all the forces available as -Ex-GOVERNOR Pratt, of Maryland, was promptly as possible, has been clearly the course arrested this evening at Annapolis, by order of the Government, and taken to the Washington | shells fell into the batteries. The fire from Navy-Yard.-

Boston Transcript, May 31. the earth work batteries ceased in a short time, -Ar Acquia Creek, 55 miles below Washing- but a terrific fire was kept up from the main ton on the Potomac, the U.S.gun-boat Freeborn, battery on the hill. The boats hauled off at 10 Capt. Ward, opened fire about 10 A. M., on the minutes of 12.—(Doc. 220.)

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6.WOOLWORTH COLTON N.Y. ferry-boat Page, lying at the depot of the Rich- June 1.—The bombarament of the rebel batmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. teries at Acquia Creek was re-begun, at 11 30 A second round was fired at the depot building, A. M., by the U. S. gun-boats Freeborn and Pawand a third across the bow of the Page. Three nee. The firing on shore was scarcely as spirbatteries on shore, two in the earthwork, near ited at any time as on the day before. The the depot, and a third from the hill above, im- heights were abandoned, the guns apparently inediately opened on the Freeborn, when the having been transferred to the earthworks at gun-boat Anacosta came to her assistance. As the railroad termination, to replace the battery soon as the vessels had fixed their range they silenced there on the 31st ult. This railroad fired with marked effect. Tho Anacosta took battery was otherwise repaired. The Freeup a position and played upon the depot with born approached to within about two miles from rapidity, firing thirteen shells, three of them the shore, and fired four or five shots, when taking effect and causing much consternation the Pawnee entered into the conflict, taking a among the rebels. Several of the Freeborn's position nearer to the land. For the first two hours, the fire from the shore batteries was riflemen whom they dispersed, and then wheel. sharp, but was returned with more expeditioned about and instantly charged back, and were by the Pawnee. During the engagement, she then met by two considerable detatchments, fired 160 shells, one of which was seen to ex- with a field-piece. Turning, they cut through plode immediately over the heads of the Con- a third detachment in the rear, and left the federates who were working the battery. The village bringing with them five prisoners, and observer, through a telescope, saw numbers of killing throughout the engagement, as the offibodies of them carried away on wagons. Dur- cer in command thought, twenty-seven men. ing that time the shore movements were faster Two of the United States cavalry are missing, than at any other. The Freeborn lodged three two are killed, and Assistant Quartermaster shells in succession in the beach battery, per- Carey, of the New York Fifth Regiment, is ceptibly damaging the works, which had the wounded in the foot. Lieutenant Tompkins effect of greatly diminishing the fire. The had two horses shot under him, the last one Freeborn received two shot, one of which falling on his leg, injuring it slightly.*-(Doc. passed through the cabin, damaging some of 221.) - Washington Star, June 1. the crockery, but not the vessel, except making -TIE secession forces on the upper Potoa passage through the bulwarks of slight con- mac, attempted to take possession of the ferrysequence. The Pawnee received eight or nino boat lying opposite Williamsport, for the purshot, but all too high to inflict much damage. pose, as is conjectured, of removing into “FallOne struck her main-topsail yard, which was ing Waters," a point four miles below, where thereby unslung; another grazed the mizzen- there is a considerable number of secession masthead and passed through the hammock troops stationed, who doubtless intended by nettings. It is the opinion of the officers on

means of the boat to cross to the Maryland board, that had the rebels been provided with side on a marauding expedition. The Union good gunners, the vessels might probably have company at Williamsport, as soon as they obbeen sunk. Some of the Confederates' shots served the opposite Party possessing themselves passed over the masthead to the Maryland of the boat, ordered them to desist, which they shore. After five hours of incessant fire the refused to do; whereupon the Union guns gun-boats hanled off owing to the fatigue of the opened fire upon them, which was returned, men, the day being very warm. During the and a brisk fire was kept up on both sides for last hour of the engagement only two or three about an hour. Three or four secessionists shots were thrown from the shore, and the were wounded, one sericusly. None were killed gunners were seen stealthily now and then to or wounded on the Federal side.-N. Y. Evening emerge from the concealment, and hastily load Post, June 3. and fire a single gun. The railroad depot and

-SHORTLY before 12 o'clock last night a buildings on the shore at Aquia Creek are all skirmish took place at Arlington Mills, near destroyed. The damage to the beach battery is

Alexandria, between Capt. Brown's company not considered permanent, as the Confederates

of Zouaves and Capt. Roth's, Company E, of can soon repair it.-N. Y. Times, June 3.

the Michigan Regiment, and a scouting party -ABOUT daylight, Company B, of the second of nine Virginians. The Zouaves had just arU. S. Cavalry, 47 privates, under Lieutenant rived to relieve the Michigan troops, and had Tompkins and Second Lieutenant Gordon, and posted sentinels when the Virginians attacked three members of the New York Fifth Regi- them. The Federal troops drove them away. ment, Quartermaster Fearing, Assistant Quar-One Zouave was killed and another wounded. termaster Carey, and Adjutant Frank, recon.

Upon other authority it is said that the only one killed noitring within 300 yards of Fairfax Court- in tho rebel camp was Capt

. John Q. Marr, of tho Warhouse, by the Winchester road, were fired on renton Rifles. He heard tho troops coming up and orderby two of a picket' of the Virginia troops.ed them to halt. They replied that they were Capt. PowThey captured the picket and then entered the cli's Cavalry Company. Capt

. Marr then ordered his men

when the United States Dragoons fired a volley, village from the North side, and were fired on killing the captain. Instantly the rebels rushed out in from the Union Hotel and from many houses, undress, and in a disorderod condition, and fired on the and from platoons behind fences. They charged cavalry at random. Capt. Marr was a member of tho Vir.

ginia State Convention, and a member elect of the Legis down the principal street upon the mounted | laturo from Fauquier County.-N. Y. Times, June 2

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It is supposed one rebel was killed or wounded, master General of the Southern Confederacy,
as in the retreat he was carried off. The rebels by which the postmasters throughout the
retired in the woods during the night, and rebel States are ordered to “retain” the
this morning took a hand-car and left for parts stamps, locks, etc., of the various offices—the
unknown.-N. Y. Commercial, June 2. property of the United States.-(Doc. 223.)
- At night word came into the camp of the

-L. W. Bliss, Acting Governor of Jefferson
Twenty-eighth New York Regiment, that the Territory, proclaimed the neutrality of that
two dragoons missing from Company B, which Territory, and forbid the payment of any debts
made the sally on Fairfax Court-house this or future dues to the United States or any
morning, were captured by the rebels, and body else outside the Territory; but he gener-
were to be hung. Company B was imme- ously offered to receive payment for all debts due
diately summoned from their quarters, and to outsiders into the Territorial Treasury, and
mounting, rode up to the Court-house, and give his notes for it on interest at ten per cent.
having by some means ascertained the precise -(Doc. 224.)
location of their comrades, made a dash through

-The address of the Central Committee of the village, and recovered the two men, whom Northwestern Virginia to the people of that lothey brought back in triumph to the camp.

cality, is published in full.—(Doc. 225.) Of the five Confederate prisoners taken at

June 2.-Three thousand men, of Indiana, the Court-house one is a son of the late Major Washington of the Army. He said he did not Ohio, and Virginia volunteers, the whole under want to fight against the United States, and command of Col. Crittenden, of Indiana, were made amends by taking the oath of allegiance. assembled on the parade ground at Grafton,

Va., in the afternoon, and informed in gen. -N. Y. Times, June 3.

eral terms that they were to start on a forced -The big guns were planted at Cairo, I., march that night. They were then supplied with and the first thirty-two pound ball was sent ammunition and one day's rations, and disbooming down the Mississippi, a warning to all missed. The men were full of ardor, expecting traitors to keep at a respectable distance. that they were going direct to Ilarper's Ferry. Great satisfaction was expressed throughout At eight o'clock they were again assembled, and the camp that these heavy guns were at length took up the line of march on the road leading in place. The firing over, a whole regiment of southward. A heavy rain soon commenced to nearly a thousand men, detailed for the day, fall, and continued all night.--N. Y. Times, sprang to their shovels and wheelbarrows, and June 6. the work of completing the breastworks went

-ABOUT midnight a squad of secession caygaily on. The lovee itselt forms an excellent

alry made a dash at the outposts of the Twentybreastwork, behind which, now that Bird's

eighth New York Regiment, and fired upon Point is fortified, the soldiers would be per- them. The alarm was instantly sounded and fectly protected, and with Sharp's rifles they the regiment turned out, and a scouting party could mow down whole regiments, if the steamers that bore them escaped the artillery treated. The fire was returned by the outposts

despatched in pursuit of the enemy, who reand effected a landing.–National Intelligencer, of the Twenty-eighth, with what effect is not June 13.

known, as the night was exceedingly dark. No -JEFFERSON Davis was serenaded at Rich- damage whatever was done by the enemy.-N. mond, and addressed the assembled crowd. To Y. Times, June 3. a person who wanted to hear something about

-The Seventy-ninth Regiment, N. Y. S. M., Buena Vista, he said that they “would make Lieut.-Col. S. M. Elliott, commanding, left New the battle-field of Virginia another Buena York for Washington, accompanied by a body Vista, and drench it with blood more precious of recruits of the Seventy-first and Ninth N. Y. than that which flowed there.” Gov. Wise also Regiments.-(Doc. 226.) addressed the crowd, and told them to arm with

-Gen. TWIGgs was appointed Major-General any thing they could get, and to take a lesson in the Confederate army, and accepted the rank. from John Brown.-(Doc. 222.)

He will command the military district of -THERE is published an order of the Post-Louisiana.-Natchez Courier, June 4,

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The enemy

-SENATOR ROUSSEAU, a member of the upper volley as Col. Kelly's regiment turned the corhouse of the legislature of Kentucky, delivered ner of a street. They then turned and retreated a strong Union speech before that body on the towards the main body. At this fire several of 21st of May last. The senator exposes the our men were slightly wounded, and Col. Kelly folly of attempting to preserve a neutral attitude received a ball in the side. The regiment in the present crisis, and boldly tells many very pressed on, and was quickly followed by the plain truths to the secessionists of Kentucky.- Indiana and Ohio regiments. When the column (Doc. 227.)

got within range of the main body of the June 3.-Quartermaster T. Bailey Myers ar-) enemy, the latter delivered a straggling fire, rived at New York from Fortress Monroe, and then at once broke and fled. It was a bringing from that quarter a secession flag as a complete rout. The Union troops delivered a present to the Union Defence Committee. The volley with good effect at the enemy, and then flag was captured at Hampton village, near the charged upon them at full run. fort, and when taken was flying from its staff took the direction of Leedsville, ten miles furon the roof of John Tyler's country residence. ther south. Col. Crittenden ordered the Ohio Lieutenant Duryea, the colonel's son, let down regiment to stay and guard the town, and the the traitorous emblem, and ran up the Stars and other two regiments continued the pursuit. Stripes, which are now flying. The scouting They returned after daylight, with several prisdetachment brought in the secession colors to oners. The secessionists had no idea of being head-quarters, and they were forwarded by attacked. They had no intrenchments, and had Major-General Butler. The flag is a dirty only set the ordinary guard. One or two of looking affair of red, white, and blue flannel, the Federal troops were killed. The loss of the with eight stars. It is roughly made, the sew- secessionists, so far as known, is sixteen killed, ing having been done by half-taught fingers. a large number wounded, and ten prisoners. -N. Y. Commercial Advertiser, June 4.

Some twenty-five of Col. Kelly's men were -GEX. BEAUREGARD arrived at Manassas

wounded, but none dangerously. The amount Junction, and assumed command of the rebel of ammunition captured was not large, but

there was forces there.-N. Y. Times, June 6.

a lot of camp kettles and pro-At night twelve volunteers from Camp fell into the hands of the federal troops; also

visions, and miscellaneous camp equipage, that Lincoln, near Leavenworth, Kansas, headed by

seventeen horses. Col. Kelly's wound was not Sergeant Decurin, of the Elwood Guards, armed

mortal.—(Doc. 228.) with Minié rifles and revolvers, marched to Iatan, Mo., fourteen miles above Leavenworth

-STEPHEN A. Douglass, Senator of the city, and crossed in skiffs to capture a secession United States from Illinois, died at Chicago at flag. When asked their purpose, Decurin de-| ten minutes past nino o'clock in the morning. manded the flag by the authority of the United - Buffalo Courier, June 4. States. The flag was hauled down, and the -The Fourteenth Regiment, Colonel John. party started on their return, when they were son, and the Fifteenth, Colonel Oakford, of tired at by the secessionists, and the fire was Pennsylvania Volunteers, arrived at General returned. Three of the volunteers Patterson's camp at Chambersburg from Lanwounded, one severely.-N. Y. World, June 6.caster.- National Intelligencer, June 6. -Ar 1 A. m., the Union force from Grafton,

-THE British Government decided not to approached Philippi, a little town on the Monon- allow the entry of privateers into any of their gahela, 20 miles south of Grafton, occupied by ports. This was announced by Lord John Russell 1,500 rebels. Scouts went forward to recon

in Parliament, saying that Government had noitre, a favorable report was received, and the determined to prohibit privateers from bringing troops advanced about 5 A. m., and were fired prizes into any British port. It was also stated at by the sentinels on duty, who appeared to be that France intended adhering to the law which the only men on the alert. The camp, however, prohibits privateers remaining in port over was immediately aroused, and before it was

twenty-four hours.-(Doc. 229.) reached by our troops three companies of riflc- -The border State Convention met at men advanced to meet them, and delivered a Frankfort, Kentucky.-N. Y, Tribune, May 27.

were

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