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-BRIGADIER-GENERAL GRAHAM, by direction succeeded in routing the enemy, and captured of Major-General Butler, went with three armed twenty-three men with their horses and equiptransports and a competent force, to the Penin- ments. They also destroyed from one hundred sula, made a landing on the James River, seven and fifty thousand to two hundred thousand miles below Fort Powhatan — known as the pounds of pork, seventy bushels of salt, ten Brandon Farms, and captured twenty-two of the thousand barrels of tobacco, thirty-two barrels enemy, seven of the signal corps, and brought of beef, and captured a number of mules, horses, away ninety-nine negroes.
and other material. — Gen. Butler's Despatch. They also destroyed twenty-four thousand
-FOURTEEN men belonging to the Eightieth pounds of pork and large quantities of oats and Indiana regiment, were captured, and two woundcorn, and captured a sloop and schooner, and ed, by a squad of rebel cavalry, within seven two hundred and forty boxes of tobacco, and five miles of Knoxville, Tenn., on the Tazewell road. Jews preparing to run the blockade, and return- The men were on a foraging expedition, and were ed without the loss of a man.—Gen. Butler’s Des- picked up before they had any chance of offering patch.-(Doc. 57.)
much resistance. -CORINTA, Miss., was evacuated by the Na
January 27.—A party of rebel guerrillas made tional forces, and every thing of value in that section was transported to Memphis, Tenn.-The an attack on the Orange and Alexandria Railbombardment of Charleston, South-Carolina, con
road at Cameron, and after firing upon a train, tinued. The Courier, published in that city,
fled. They were pursued by a squad of cavsaid: “ This is the one hundred and ninety-fourth alry under the command of Lieutenant Jackday of the siege. The damage being done is ex- son, and one of their number captured. — The traordinarily small in comparison with the num
National cavalry under General Sturgis achieved ber of shots and weight of metal fired, and that a victory over the enemy's cavalry near Fair creates general astonishment. The whizzing of Gardens, about ten miles east of Sevierville, shells overhead has become a matter of so little Tenn. General McCook's division drove the eninterest as to excite scarcely any attention from emy back about two miles, after a stubborn fight, passers-by. We have heard of no casualties. lasting from daylight to four P.M., at which time the Some of the shells have exploded, and pieces of division charged with the sabre and a yell, and the contents been picked up, which, on examina-, routed the enemy from the field, capturing two tion, have been found to be a number of small steel rifled guns and over one hundred prisoners. square slugs, held together by a composition of The enemy's loss was considerable, sixty-five of sulphur, and designed to scatter at the time of
them being killed or wounded in the charge. explosion."
Generals Garrard and Wolford's divisions came
up, after a forced march, in time to be pushed in —The following special order was issued by General Butler, at Fortress Monroe : "That Mrs. pursuit, although their horses were jaded. — Gen.
Rawlins's Report. Jennie Graves, of Norfolk, having a husband in the rebel States, and having taken the oath of -GENERAL Palmer, with General Davis's diallegiance on the second instant, as she says, to vision, moved toward Tunnel Hill, Georgia, on a save her property; and also having declared her reconnoissance. The Twenty-eighth Kentucky sympathies are with the South still, and that she and the Fourth Michigan drove in the rebel adhopes they will be successful, be sent through vance pickets and captured a company of rebel the lines and landed at City Point, so that she cavalry. The rebels retreated from Tunnel Hill may be where her hopes and sympathies are.” | during the night. They lost thirty-two killed and --Major Burroughs, the guerrilla chief, was wounded. The Union casualties were two woundshot by the guard at Fortress Monroe, Va., while ed. The object of the reconnoissance was efattempting to escape from the pest-house where fected. he was under treatment for the small-pox.- - The following report was sent by General Hospital buildings at Camp Winder, near Rich- Thomas, from his headquarters at Chattanooga, mond, Va., were destroyed by fire.
to the National war department: “Colonel Boone, January 26.-General Palmer sent an expedi- with a force of four hundred and fifty men, Twention to capture a force of rebel cavalry in Jones ty-eighth Kentucky mounted infantry, and Fourth and Onslow counties, North-Carolina. They Michigan cavalry, left Rossville January twenty
first, moved through McLamore's caves, crossed You are hereby notified to be at the railroad deLookout Mountain into Brownton Valley; thence pôt in time for the morning train, on Saturday across Taylor's Ridge to eight miles beyond Deer- next, with all your family, prepared to leave pertown, toward Ashton, attacked camp of home manently. As baggage, you will be permitted to guards, Colonel Culbertson, commanding, routed take your wearing apparel and the necessary blanthem, destroying camp, considerable number of kets. You can also take three or four days' proarms, and other property, and retired to camp visions with you.”—The steamer Freestone, while without any casualties in his force. Friday, twen- at Carson's Landing, on the Mississippi, fifteen ty-second January, sent flag of truce under Colo- miles above the White River, was attacked by nel Burke, with Ohio infantry, with rebel surgeons guerrillas, who were driven off without inflicting and a proposition to exchange our wounded at any serious damage on the boat. Atlanta for rebel wounded here. “A despatch from Colonel H. B. Miller, Seven
-In the rebel Congress, Mr. Miles, from the ty second Indiana, commanding division, Bluewa- Committee on Military Affairs, reported back the ter, twenty-sixth, via Pulaski, twenty-seventh, following joint resolutions of thanks to General says Johnston's brigade of Roddy's command Beauregard and the officers and men of his comcrossed Tennessee River at Bainbridge, three mand, which were unanimously adopted : miles, and Newport ferry, six miles below Florence,
Resolved, That the thanks of Congress are emiintending to make a junction with a brigade of nently due, and are hereby cordially tendered, to infantry who were expected to cross the river at General G. T. Beauregard and the officers and men Laub's and Brown's ferry, thence proceed to Ath- of his command, for their gallantry and successens and capture our forces; then we engaged them ful defence of the city of Charleston, S. C.-a denear Florence; routed them, killing fifteen, wound- fence which, for the skill, heroism, and tenacity ing quite a number, and taking them prisoners, displayed by the defenders during an attack scarceamong them three commissioned officers. Our ly paralleled in warfare, whether we consider the loss, ten wounded.”
persistent efforts of the enemy, or his boundless - Lieutenant A. L. Cady, of the Twenty-fourth artillery and the most powerful engines of war
resources in the most improved and formidable New-York battery, proceeded with his command to Tyrrel County, North-Carolina, and captured - glorious” by impartial history and an admiring
hitherto known, is justly entitled to be pronounced five men who had been engaged in a number of
country. robberies and murders; also, two rebel officers, and returned to headquarters with one thousand
Resolved, That the President be requested to
communicate the foregoing resolutions to General sheep.
Beauregard and the officers and men of his com-A PARTY of rebel cavalry made a dash on the mand. lines of Colonel Chapin's brigade, on guard-duty five miles above Knoxville, Tenn., on the Scott's
January 28.--The National forces under the Mill road. Their pickets being captured, the command of Colonel Phillips drove the rebel Gencamps of the Thirteenth Kentucky and Twenty- eral Roddy to the south side of the Tennessee third Michigan were completely surprised, and River and captured all his trains, consisting of five men of the former and seven of the latter over twenty mule teams, two hundred head of were taken prisoners, one being mortally wound-cattle, six hundred head of sheep, and about one ed. Immediately on being advised of the attack hundred head of horses and mules, and destroyed on these two regiments, Colonel Chapin sent the a factory and mill which had largely supplied the One Hundred and Eleventh Ohio and One IIun-Southern armies.-General Dodge's Report. dred and Seventh Illinois to their relief, and the -This morning, two forage-wagons and some rebels were put to flight, leaving in their track a men of the Eighty-first Ohio, near Sam's Vills, a number of blankets and small-arms.
distance of about nine miles from Pulaski, Tenn., :-BrigadtER-GENERAL CARTER, Provost-Marshal were captured by a party of rebels. The wagons General at Knoxville, Tenn., sent the following were going for forage with a small guard, and when letter to Rev. W. A. Harrison : "On account of they reached a brick church on the Shelbyville your persistent disloyalty to the Government of pike, two or three miles from the mills, they were the United States, it has been decided to send you attacked by thirty confederate cavalry, and capand your family South, within the rebel lines. I tured. The two wagons were burned, the mules,
arms, and equipments and the men were hurried though somewhat surprised by the suddenness of off. A mounted force from Major Evans's com- the attack, the guard at once formed and deployed mand was sent in pursuit, but without overtaking for action. Then it was that a hard fight ensued, them. Private Mills, of company G, was wound-commencing at three o'clock in the afternoon and ed and left by the rebels. Five men of company lasting for over four hours, at the expiration of G and three of company K were captured. which time it was found that the Nationals had
— The British steamer Rosetta, from Havana lost about eighty in killed and wounded. The for Mobile, was captured at a point west of the enemy's loss was about one hundred. Tortugas, by the steamer Metropolis.-Scotts- In the early part of the fight the rebels opened VILLE, Ky., was entered and plundered by a body fire from four pieces of artillery. The superiority of rebels under the command of Colonel Hamilton. of their strength--there being in all about two
-Brig.-Gen. J. C. Sullivan, from his head- thousand men—also gave them the advantage quarters at Harper's Ferry, Va., issued the follow-in outflanking movements, and they exercised ing general orders: “It appearing that the leaders their ingenuity simultaneously to operate on the of the rebellion against the Government of the front, rear, and flanks of Colonel Snyder's comUnited States have passed laws conscripting all mand. They, however, completely failed of their males between certain ages, and have appointed object, which seemed to be to try to surround, agents to enforce such conscript laws; and such and, if possible, capture the whole party. Several agents having made their appearance in the coun- times the rebel lines were broken, and several ties of Berkeley, Jefferson, Clarke, and Loudon, times the rebel charges were repulsed. At last, counties not occupied by or under the control of as night closed, the superior numbers of rebels insurgent troops; and believing that a large portion gained them a success. of the citizens of these counties are anxious to re- -COLONEL JOURDAN, commanding the sub-dismain at home, and to preserve their faith and al- trict of Beaufort, made a dash into Jones and legiance to the Federal Government, and to receive Onslow counties, N. C., for the purpose of surpristhe protection which is due them; and knowing ing and capturing detachments of cavalry near that the poorer class of citizens of these counties Swansboro and Jacksonville. He returned to have been hostile to the usurpation of the rebel Morehead City this day, having been entirely sucauthorities, and have been compelled by them to cessful, the expedition being a complete surprise shoulder the musket, while the rich man's sons to the rebels. He captured about thirty prisonhave worn the sword, notice is hereby given to the ers, (cavalry,) including one lieutenant, a large inhabitants of said counties : That, upon repre- number of horses, arms, and equipments, and desentation being made to these headquarters by any stroyed a large quar ty of ammunition and other person of the conscripting and forcing into the property. His command consisted of detachments rebel ranks of father, husband, brothers, or sons, of the One Hundred and Fifty-eighth New-York, the nearest and most prominent secessionist will Ninth Vermont, Twelfth and Mix's cavalry--in be arrested and imprisoned and held until the re- all, about three hundred men. They marched ono turn of such conscript.”
hundred miles in about fifty hours, meeting with January 29.—Last night a train of about eighty no loss whatever. wagons was sent out from New-Creek, heavily -The Twenty-first Missouri regiment, in comladen with commissary stores for the garrison at mand of Major Moore, lest Memphis yesterday, on Petersburgh, West-Virginia, and accompanying board the steamer Sir William Wallace, and tothe train was an escort of about eight hundred day, while passing the foot of Islands Nos. 70 men, being detachments from the Twenty-third and 71, the boat was fired upon from the MissisIllinois, (Irish brigade,) Fourth Virginia cavalry, sippi shore by a large party of guerrillas, who were Second Maryland, First and Fourteenth Virginia lying in ambush at a place where boats had to infantry, and one hundred of the Ringgold Caval- run close to shore. There were from fifty to one ry battalion, the whole under command of Colo- hundred shots fired in the space of about ten minel J. W. Snyder.
nutes, resulting in killing one man and wounding Nothing unusual occurred until the train got six others. about three miles south of Williamsport to-day, -Last night Colonel Thoburn, in command of when it was suddenly set upon at different points the National garrison at Petersburgh, West-Virby open and concealed forces of the rebels. Al-Iginia, evacuated that post in consequence of re
ceiving information that the enemy in large force be directed to the problem of assuring our future, would attack him in the morning. The enemy based firmly on the grandeur of our position, and did attack Petersburgh this morning with artil- on the true principle of humanity and progress to lery. They made regular approaches, and finally universal freedom, secured by just laws." charged, but found no opposing force. Colonel
January 31.–Warsaw, N. C., was destroyed Thoburn was within hearing with his retreating by fire.-GOVERNOR R. H. Gaulle died at St. column.
Louis, Missouri. -A PARTY of seven men belonging to the steam- February 1.-President Lincoln issued an orer Southwester were sent ashore at Bolivar Land- der for a draft of five hundred thousand men, to
a ing, Tenn., on a foraging expedition, taking with serve three years or during the war.—(Doc. 72.) them nine mules and horses and wagons. They -A rigut took place late this afternoon in the had scarcely got out of sight when they were set New-Creek Valley, Va., between an advancing upon and surrounded by nine guerrillas, who leap- column of the enemy's troops and one column of ed from the bushes with shouts to surrender. This Nationals. A a sharp engagement the rebels they did. The animals were cut from the wagons, were repulsed and driven back over two miles.and the prisoners ordered to mount, when they A fight took place at Bachelor's Creek, N. C., were taken to the interior.
between a large force of rebels under the comJanuary 30.—This morning a reconnoitring mand of Generals Pickett and Hoke, and the Unforce that had been sent out from Colonel Camp- ion forces under General J. W. Palmer, resulting bell's command, returned to headquarters of his in the retreat of the latter with considerable loss department of West-Virginia, after having gone to
in men and material.-(Doc. 69.) Romney. There they divided into three columns, - Tue blockade-running steamer Wild Dayrell one going out on the Winchester road thirty miles, was chased ashore and burned, near Stump Inlet, the other down the Grassy Lick road to the vicini- N. C., by the National gunboat Sassacus, under ty of Wardensville, and the third on the old Moor- the command of Lieutenant Commander F. A. field road. None of these columns met with se- Roe.- Admiral Lee's Report. rious opposition on their advance. The informa
February 2.—The United States steamer Untion which they gained proved to be of high im- derwriter, lying at anchor in the Neuse River, portance.—A PARTY of Southern sympathizers N. C., was surprised and destroyed by a party of were banished from Knoxville, Tenn.
rebels, who belonged to the forces on the expe-MAJOR-GENERAL ROSECRANS, at his headquar
dition against Newbern. — Admiral Lee's Report. ters in St. Mo., issued the following ad
-One hundred and twenty-nine deserters from dress : “In relieving General Schofield, who, in the rebel army under the command of General assuming the arduous duties connected with this Johnston, who had effected their escape during command, relinquished high prospects of a bril- his late movement, entered the provost-marshal's liant career as commander of Thomas's old divi- office at Chattanooga, and took the oath of allegision in the then opening campaign of the army of ance to the United States. This morning eleven the Cumberland, I tender him my compliments prisoners and ten horses, belonging principally for the admirable order in which I have found the to the Sixth Virginia cavalry, were captured near official business and archives of this department,
Blue Ridge, in the vicinity of Thornton's Gap, and
my best wishes, as well as hopes, that in this Va. - The British steamer Presto, in attempting new field of duty he may reap that success which to run into Charleston Harbor, ran ashore off his solid merits, good sense, and honest devotion Sullivan's Island, where she was destroyed by to his duty and his country so well deserve.
the National fleet. "While commanding here, I sincerely trust I
February 3.-Major-General W. T. Sherman, shall receive the honest, firm, and united support with the Sixteenth army corps, under the comof all true National and Union men of this de- mand of Major-General Hurlbut, and the Sevenpartment, without regard to politics, creed, or teenth army corps, commanded by General Mcparty, in my endeavors to maintain law and re- Pherson, left Vicksburgh upon an expedition establish
peace and secure prosperity throughout through Mississippi.—(Doc. 122.) its limits. The past should be remembered only -The guard of one company of infantry posted for the lessons it teaches, while our energies should I at Patterson Creek Bridge, eight miles east of
Cumberland, Va., was attacked at half-past one five wounded. A detachment of the Forty-ninth P.M. yesterday, by five hundred rebel cavalry, Ohio were sent to bring in the prisoners. under General Rosser, and after a spirited re- -Day before yesterday a scouting-party sent sistance, in which two were killed and ten out from Cape Girardeau, Mo., by Colonel J. B. wounded, the greater part of the company Rogers, under command of Captain Shelby, Secwere captured. This accomplished, the rebels ond regiment of cavalry, M. S. M., attacked a set fire to the bridge, and leaving it to de- large band of guerrillas under the noted chief, struction, started off with their prisoners in John F. Bolin, killed seven, and captured eight the direction of Romney. The employés of the men, thirteen horses, and fifteen wagons loaded railroad succeeded in staying the fire, and saved with corn. Bolin was captured and confined in the bridge, with only slight damage. General the guard-house at that post. Averill, with his command of nearly two thou
At a late hour to-night he was forcibly taken sand cavalry, and who had been sent out from by the enraged soldiers and citizens from the Martinsburgh by General Kelley, this morning custody of the guard, and hung. No intimation overtook the rebels near Springfield, and a of the act reached the officers until the deed was severe engagement ensued. The rebels were perpetrated. The officers did all in their power driven through Springfield, and thence to and to suppress the violation of the law, but to no south of Burlington. Many of the rebels were avail. Bolin made the following confession bekilled and wounded, and the Union captures fore his execution : were large, including the recovery of the men
“I was at Round Pond; there were eight men yesterday taken at Patterson's Creek, and many killed; two by Nathan Bolin and one by John horses. The enemy retreated rapidly to the Wright. They were killed with handspikes. I back country, hotly pursued by the cavalry.- emptied one revolver. At Round Point I shot A Fight took place at Sartatia, Miss., between one man; at Dallas I wounded another. I capa body of rebels numbering about three thou- tured eight men on Hickory Ridge ; I told them sand, under General Ross, and the National gun- I was going to shoot them, but their soldiers reboats, on an expedition up the Yazoo River to captured them before I could do so. I have killed cooperate with General Sherman.-(Docs. 122 six or seven men ; I killed my cousin ; I ordered and 124.)
him to halt-he would not, and I shot him February 4.—The British steamer Nutfield, down.” from Bermuda to Wilmington, N. C., was chased -GOVERNOR YATES, of Illinois, issued a proashore and destroyed near New-River Inlet, clamation, saying that that State, under every N. C., by the National war steamer Sassacus.- call, had exceeded her quota, and was not, on the Admiral Lee's Report.
first of January or at any other time, subject to
a draft. February 5.-The Fourteenth Illinois cavalry, commanded by Major Davis, which had been out
-Day before yesterday, an expedition, unon an expedition from Knoxville, Tenn., report- der command of Colonel Jourdan, left Newport, ed at headquarters, after having performed one
N. C., for the White River, for the purpose of of the most daring raids of the war. Evading
making a reconnoissance. The command was the enemy's cavalry, the force dashed round into made up of Vermont and New-York troops, and Jackson County, North-Carolina, surprised the a part of the Second North-Carolina regiment,
who rendered efficient service as guides. Last camp of Thomas's celebrated Indian Legion, capturing fifty of those outlaws among whom were evening they came upon a body of cavalry about three lieutenants and an Indian doctor-besides five miles from Young's Cross-Roads, and capkilling and wounding a large number. Thomas, tured the entire party, numbering twenty-eight himself, with a remnant of his band escaped.
men and thirty horses, with their arms and Before the war he was the United States agent equipments. A quantity of corn was also eap
The command returned for the Cherokees of East-Tennessee and North- tured and brought in. Carolina, a position which gave him great influ- to Newport this day, without losing a man. ence with the savages.
-The steamer Emma was fired into at a point The Union loss in the fight was three killed fifteen miles below Helena, Ark., with cannon and among whom was Lieutenant Capran, son of the musketry. The shells were filled with Greek colonel who first commanded the regiment-andl fire, three of which exploded in various parts of