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the view of an observer who expressed the The object of this movement was thus stacarrent army opinion.

ted by one apparently properly informed : July 13th a company of artillery and two “The deflection towards this place is doubtless of Doubleday's guns marched back to Will. based upon the idea that, to continue overland iamsport-affording any prowling band of transportation from Hagerstown by way of Williamsrebel scouts a fine opportunity to secure two port and Martinsburg towards Winchester, a dis

tance of forty-one miles, would require too heavy a good pieces of artillery. July 14th they marched back to Martinsburg. July 14th Negley's General Patterson obtains possession of the Win

force to guard the route. By seizing upon this point brigade, tired of its inaction, obtained leave chester and Potomac Railroad from this point to to move off toward Harper's Ferry, to occupy Harper's Ferry, and however limited its capacity that deserted and ruined position. It was may be for transportation, it will save the wear and accompanied by one battery of light artillery. tear and delay attendant on the slow movements of

July 17th the quiet at a couple of hundred wagons. Besides, all necessary

Bunker Hill (occupied after supplies can be brought by the Baltimore and Olio Johnston's withdrawal to Winchester) was road from Baltimore to Sandy Hook, one mile from broken by the long looked-for order-for-the ferry. By taking this materiel of war one mile up ward! The men exultingly flew to arms.

the Chesapeake and Ohio canal they can be taken Those whose three months' term had nearly most of them can be boated or cross in scows to the

across the breast of the Government dam, or, indeed, or quite expired thought no more of a re

wharf just above the desolate looking piers of the turn home, but readily joined in the move

burnt railroad bridge. Thus a nearer and more cerment. They were only too rejoiced to

tain base of suplies is had and a most essential elea little glory” before disbandment.* For- ment of success. Moreover, a larger amount of men ward! The quick response, the shouts of can be thrown forward from here to the point where pleasure, the songs, the rapid striking of the real battle is to be fought.” tents, packing of knapsacks, deployment into All of which, as well as Patterson's own brigade line proved to the commanding offi- version of his movements, failed to convince cer, if proof were wanting, that, to take Win the public that that studied avoidance of the chester, he only had to lead.

enemy accomplished anything but the defeat “Forward! file left!” of the entire object of the expedition and the Charlestown

ran along the ranks. The loss of our movement against Manassas. From occupied.

Winchester road was de Charlestown he hastily fell back upon Harserted and left far to the right. Away the per's Ferry, with bis entire force, after the ranks moved and teams followed, to the east, Bull Run disaster. along the road to Charlestown. Winchester He learned, he so stated, was not to be assailed, and the troops again that Johnston started on the

Campaign. were to be baffled in their hope. Murmurs, 20th in a southeasterly dicurses, threats in sub-tones ran along the lines. rection, with thirty-five thousand troops and The hilarity was all gone. The music ceased a large artillery force. This left him no eneto play. The hot tramp became monotonous. my to fight, except the guerrillas; but, the From the ardor of soldierly emulation to the news reaching him on the 22d, that all had indifference of listlessness the change had been lost by Johnston's reenforcement of been complete. Charlestown was occupied Beauregard, the order to evacuate Charlesat noon (17th), without opposition. Colonel | town and Martinsburg was soon given, and Yohe, with the First Pennsylvania from Mar- the army was hurried to Harper's Ferry. tinsburg, conducting the provision train from Patterson was supersed

Banks Supersedes thence, came into Charlestown on the 18th. ed July 25th, by Major

General Banks, who was The General, in his defense, makes a strong point of his lack of confidence in his troops, who, he relieved of the command at Baltimore to asstates, were unwilling to tarry over their time, &c. sume the responsible duty of averting the It is proven by a multitude of witnesses that the impending disaster to the army at Harper's men were chagrined at inaction, not disinclined to Ferry, whither the rebels were then pressing. over-service if it would show them the enemy. He arrived at the Ferry to find a fast disin

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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, without not tarrying even 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 raised-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.]


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 Indi. scouting 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 isliog” 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 McClellan of Colonel Pe. their way through 250 rebels.

gram and 600 troops, at Beverly, together with can.

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.-Skir. ton, 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 near coln. The dispatches consist of a letter threaten-advance, under General Morris and Captain Ben

St. George, Va., (at Carricksford,) by McClellan's ing retaliation if any“ privateer” is hung.

hain. In the conflict which followed, Garnetu wag




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 reconvened.--Co-Gallant fight at Barboursville, Va. Three com

lonel Sweeny disperses a band of rebels at Forsyth, panies of Colonel Woodruff's regiment (Second Ken: Mo., killing five of them. tucky) drove out six hundred of the enemy, strongly Rockriver, 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 he cominand advance.-Conflict at Scarytown. The Federals re

of the “ Army of Occupation of Western Virginia." paired 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 Feruuder orders not to bring on an engagement, Tyler ry and assumes command fell back to Centerville to await the coming up of --Toombs, Confederate Secretary of State, re. the 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

July 26.-Fight at Lane's Prairie, Mo. Rebels killed, 53 wounded.

repulsed. -Ge ral atterson moves his entire army from

July 28.-General thanksgiving in the Confederacy Bunker Hill to Charleston, Va., thus leaving the for the victory at Manassas. main road to Winchester. Patterson is under orders to engage Johnston's forces at Winchester, to

July 29.- Engagement by four Federal gnnboats prevent him from reenforcing Beauregard. Patter with a battery planted at Acquia Creek, on the Potoson'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., July 19.-General Banks ordered to supersede

and flies up the Kanawha to escape Cox's pursuit. 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.

traband'' 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 uccupy

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, 11 wounded : Union loss, 8 killesi, 30 back on Manaosas, when he was reenforced by wounded.- Fort Fillmore, in New Mexico, betrayed Johnston's command froin 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 Athens, 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 rifled cannon ammunition, 30 boxes of old fire by the U.S. gunboat Union. arms, 13 wagons loaded with provisions, 2,500 mus. Aug. 8.--Rebels routed at Lovettsville, Va. kets, 8,000 knapsacks, blankets, &c. The Union

Aug. 9.-Rebels defeated at Potosi, Mo.; 30 kilea ists fell back upon the line of entrenchments on the and wounded. Potomac, unpursued by the enemy.

Aug. 10.-Bloody battle at Wilson's Creek, Jo. July 22.-- The Confederate Congress appoints a General Lyon with 5200 men attacks the rebelsday of thanksgiving for the victory at Manansas. I 17,000 strong, under command of Ben McCullough


ard 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 enemny.--Fremont proclaims mar anoi then retreat to Rolla, in good order. Union loss, tial law throughout Missouri. He also declares the 253 kiiled, 721 wounded. Rebel loss, 421 killed and confiscation of all property of those in arms against over 1000 wounded.

the Government and 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 Whee. Aug. 13.-Grafton, Va., occupied by Union troops.

ler's command; 11 rebels killed and 40 secured as Pebei loss, 21.–Skirmish at Mathias Point, Va. Union prisoners. The entire village burned.-Sharp skirloss, 3 killed, I wounded.

misli at Bennett's Mills, Dent county, Mo. A small

body of Home Guards repulse 250 rebels. Union Aug. 14.-Fremont declares martial law in St.

loss, 2 killed, 7 wounded. Louis-Jefferson Davis notifies all who do not recognize his authority to leave the Confederate States

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

National 7.30 loan, made by the Secretary of the

Treasury.-Charleston, Va. Home Guards surroundAug. 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 woundcoded 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 Crossbely 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 M., 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 precip. Confederates.

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 a 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 occu. driven out with a loss of 40 killed and 17 prisoners.pying Missouri, opposite Columbus. Union loss, I killed, 6 wounded.—The Wheeling

Sept. 4.-Eleven hundred men commanded by Convention passes an ordinance (50 to 28) erecting Colonel H. G. Williams at Shelbiva, Mo., attacked Western Virginia into the State of Kana wha.-Gen by the rebel Martin Greene's command. The Fede. eral Niculellan formally announces his assumption

rals had to retreat to escape capture, with a loss of of chief command 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 tie oath of allegiance.

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

Sept. 9.-One hundred and fifty Federal prisoners at breaklast 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 incarcuoiness, formed in line of battle, fought until the

cerated as hostages for the safety of the privateers enemy began to outfiank 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 sately to Gauley bridge.---The Hatteras expediriun sails from Fortress Monroe, under command

Sept. 10.-Rosecrans, in Western Virginia, comes of Major-General Butler and Commodore Stringiam. 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 command of Comino. bined assault is made when it is found that Floyd dore Siringham. The Forts capitulated (29th) after has fied, leaving all his baggage, stores, &c. behind bulering from a terrific fire from the fleet. Rebel him. He “retires" over Gauley river, catting oif 10-5, % killed, 25 wounded, 710 prisoners (including all communication. Federal loss, 16 killed, 97 Coinmodore Barron and 44 officers) twenty-five 32- wounded. Floyd's loss not ascertained. polders, 1000 stands of arms, great quantity of inu

Sept. 11.--The President “modifies" the prorlanitions, stores, &c. Union loss, none. Three prize mation of Fremont regarding the confiscation of Vesels seized inside of the Iniet.--Attack 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 el. The Cnion forces, all told, numbered 230.-A found in arms against the Government. The Ken company of rebels (23) captured at Greytown, Mo. I lucky House of Representatives ordered, by resolue


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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. couuoitering 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. sues. The object of the expedition having been

Sept. 19.—Arrests in Louisville of prominent se. accomplished, Stevens retires. Loss, 7 killed and 9 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 as.

sault and bombardment for fifty-nine hours. regiments pierce their lines on the 13th, and secure 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 he withdraws with a loss of about 100 killed, includ

assumes command in Kentucky of the Union forces. ing Colonel John A. 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., and 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 Princes, Count Lieutenant Shipley.

de Paris and Duc d'Orleans, commissioned as Cap. Sept. 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 dayor of Baltimore and other leading secession Pennsylvania, has another sharp fight with the reb. ists, wbo had forined a conspiracy to 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. F Smith. upon Boonville, which is successfully defeated by Four regiments of rebels, with cavalry and artillery: 150 liome Guards under Captain Eppstein. Brown attack the Unionists but are quickly repulsed is killed, with 11 of his command and 30 wounded. by Griffin and Youatt's batteries.- Piatt's Zouaves -sharp cunnonade 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. ched Yurktown, dashes down into Hampton Roads Union loss, 4 killed, 8 wounded. awi tires on the flect and the Newport News camp.

Sept. 26.-Day of Fasting and Prayer throughout · Sept. 14.—Privateer Juduh burned by an expedi- the loyal States. tiu. Irom the steam frigate Colorado, in the harbor of Pensacola. (For particulars of this gallant affair

Sept. 27.--Fremont starts from St. Louis after see Report in appendix.]

Price, with 12,000 men.

Sept. 28.—Rebels evacuate Munson's Hill. Sept. 15.---Rebel attack on Colonel Geary's pickers, above Darnestown, Md. Rebels finally repulsed

Sept. 29.-Price evacuating Lexington. with considerable loss. Geary's loss, 1 killed.

Od. 1.--Propeller Fanny, loaded with stores, &c., Spt. 16.- The rebels under Price, 6000 strong, as

captured by the enemy in Pamlico sound. sail the entrenched camp of Colonel Mulligan, at Od. 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 coinmences.--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 ink, Mo. The lowa Third en route to reeuforce Col.

“ feel of" the enemy. Having fully informed him. Mitiligan 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 reen- camp with 13 prisouers. Union loss, 8 killed, 32 forced by Colonel Smith's command (Sixteeuth Hi

wounded. non) when the two regiments assail and drive back Od. 3.-Sharp engagement at Union Hill, Ky. 114 rebels, who retreat over the Missouri river The Federals, outnumbered greatly, retire after a ancer cover of the night.-Expedition to Ocracoke stubborn and bloody resistance. lui; N. C., under coinmand of Lieutenants 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 cominand, at Chicacomico, N. C. Brown renlered useless.

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

Oct. 5.- Gunboat Monticello shells the rebels at forces (C00). Colonel Johnston killed. Rebel loss, Chicacomico with great slaughier. 7 killed and all their camp equipage, stores, &c.

Oct. 8.- General Anderson retires from the coin


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