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demonstrating that no rebel force existed in that point about eight miles above Bayou Sara, and quarter. At James City a few rebels, who fled seriously damaged. — MAJOR-GENERAL John A. on the approach of the Nationals, were seen. Logan assumed command of the Fifteenth army On Thoroughfare Mountain, the rebel signal-sta- corps, at Bridgeport, Ala.–Tue British steamer tion was found in the possession of some thirty Ceres was captured off the port of Wilinington, or more cavalry, who at once beat a hasty re- North-Carolina. treat. They were pursued some distance by

-Full and enthusiastic meetings were held Major Scott's men, but without capture. It was

in various portions of Indiana. At the capital of found to be a good position for its past uses, as

the State, General Carrington made a strategical well as in turn to be used against them, as from

speech, illustrated by maps and diagrams, showit the position of nearly the whole rebel army ing how the rebels could be circumvented. —Jercan be seen. The destruction was made as complete as possible. The National iron-clad Wee. rerson Davis sent a message to the rebel Conhawken, during a terrific storm, sunk at her an gress, which was received and read in both

houses.-(Doc. 21.) chorage at the entrance of Charleston harbor, S. C., carrying down with her four engineers and December 8. A brisk cannonade between twenty-six of her crew.-Tre merchant steamer Fort Moultrie and Battery Gregg, in Charleston Chesapeake, commanded by Captain Willets, was harbor, was carried on this day. The firing on seized by a party of rebels, who had taken pas-Fort Sumter was moderated. - In a speech before sage in her, while on her way from New-York to the rebel Congress, this day, Mr. Foote expressPortand, Maine. The pirates assaulted the crew, ed great indignation at the course pursued by killed the engineer, and wounded two other offi- President Davis. “When Pemberton dishonoracers, and, after landing the passengers at Part- bly surrendered Vicksburgh to the enemy, the ridge Island, ran away with the vessel.

President made him his companion, and carried

him to General Bragg's army, when, as he rode December 7.- Major-General Foster, from his along, soldiers were heard to say: 'There goes headquarters at Tazewell, Tenn., sent the follow the traitor who delivered us over at Vicksing to the National War Department: “Longstreet burgh.' The President never visited the army is on a full retreat up the valley. Your orders

without doing it injury; never yet that it was about following with cavalry, shall be carried out. not followed by disaster. He was instrumental My division of cavalry attacked the enemy's cav- in the Gettysburgh affair. He instructed Bragg alry in one of the passes of Clinch Mountains, at Murfreesboro. He has opened Georgia to one yesterday P.m., and are pushing them vigorously. hundred thousand of the enemy's troops, and laid Couriers from Knoxville arrived last night. South-Carolina liable to destruction. I charge The road is clear. Sherman arrived here yes. him with having almost ruined the country, and terday.”

will meet his champion anywhere to discuss it. -PRESIDENT LINCOLN issued the following re- Would to God he would never visit the army commendation for prayer and thanksgiving, for again!" the defeat of the rebels under General Long

Mr. Foote also referred to abuses in the comstreet: “Reliable information having been re- missory department. A certain commissaryceived that the insurgent force is retreating general, who was a curse to our country, is infrom East-Tennessee, under circumstances ren- vested with authority to control the matter of dering it probable that the Union forces cannot subsistence. This monster, Northrop, has stealthhereafter be dislodged from that important posi- ily placed our government in the attitude charged tion, and esteeming this to be of high national by the enemy, and has attempted to starve the consequence, I recommend that all loyal people prisoners in our hands ! do, on receipt of this information, assemble at Meats were furnished the prisoners very irretheir places of worship, and render special hom- gularly, and in a meagre manner. For twelve age and gratitude to Almighty God for this great days the supply was inadequate, and for eight advancement of the national cause.”—A DEBATE days they had none at all! on the question of the employment of substitutes "The commissary.general," says Mr. Foote, in the Southern army was held in the rebel Con- was a pepper-doctor down in Charleston, and gress.The steamer Von Phul, on a trip from looked like a vegetarian, and actually made an New-Orleans to St. Louis, was fired into at al elaborate report to the Secretary of War, show

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