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his Kentucky friends with the profoundest re -The Third Wisconsin Regiment, commandspect and the most rapturous approval; anded by Colonel Hamilton, arrived at Buffalo this the more emphatic and unqualified the orator's afternoon, and, after taking refreshments prodeclarations of devotion to the Union and the ceeded to Elmira, where they received arms.Government, and the stronger his appeals for N. Y. World, July 15. Kentucky to do her whole duty and contribute

-A REPORT of the results of three reconher whole strength to the Administration in its noissances made on the Fairfax road, on the heroic struggle to save the Government and Richmond road, and on the Mount Vernon restore the Union, the londer and longer was road, all starting from Alexandria, Va., was tothe universal applause. -National Intelligencer, day made to Col. Miles, commanding the 5th July 20.-(Doc. 90.)

Division of Troops, Department of Northeast-GENERAL POLK issued a general order from ern Virginia, by Col. Thomas A. Davies, comhis head-quarters, at Memphis, Tenn., to-day on manding the 20 Brigade, of the 5th Division. the occasion of assuming the command of the The reconnoissances were all successful.Mississippi division of the rebel army. He says (Doc. 91.) that "justice will triumph, and an earnest of

July 15.-General Patterson's division, in its this triumph is already beheld in the mighty up- advance upon Winchester, Va., had a very brilrising of the whole Southern heart.”—(Doc. 95.) liant skirmish to-day with the rebels near

July 14.-Advices were received at New Bunker Hill, about nine miles from MartinsYork, that the privateer Sumter arrived at burg. The Rhode Island battery and the Cienfuegos, Cuba, on the 6th of July, carrying Twenty-first and Twenty-third Pennsylvania in as prizes the brigs Cuba, Machias, Naiad, Regiments headed the advancing column, supAlbert Adams, Ben Dunning, and the barks ported by the Second United Cavalry, under West Wind, and Louisa Kilham. She also fell Colonel Thomas. When near Bunker Hill the in with the ship Golden Rocket off the Isle of rebel cavalry, 600 strong, under Colonel StuPines, which was set fire to and burned, after art, charged the United States infantry, not taking off the officers and crew.

perceiving the battery behind them. The inCaptain Semmes, of the Sumter, sent an fantry at once opened their lines, and the officer ashore with a letter to the Governor of

Rhode Island artillery poured in a discharge of the town, who telegraphed to the Captain- grape and shell that sent the rebel cavalry General at Havana for instructions. The reeling back. The United States cavalry then steamer left the next day, having received a charged and pursued them for two miles, until supply of coal and water. All the prizes were they were entirely routed.—(Doc. 92.) taken a short distance from the shore.-Phila

-Brig.-Gen. IURIBUT issued a proclainaphia Press, July 15.

tion to the citizens of Northeastern Missouri, -The rebel forces under General Robert denouncing the false and designing men who S. Garnett, formerly a Major in the United are seeking to overthrow the Government. States Army, while retreating from Laurel Hill, He warns them that the time for tolerating Va., to St. George, were overtaken to-day by treason has passed, and that the man or body Gen. Morris, with the Fourteenth Obio and the of men who venture to stand in defiance of the Seventh and Ninth Indiana Regiments. When supreme authority of the Union, peril their within eight miles of St. George, at a place lives in the attempt. He says the character called Carrick's Ford, the rebels made a stand, of the resistance which has been made, is in a brisk fight ensued, and they were completely strict conformity with the source from which it routed and scattered by the troops of General originated. Cowardly assassins watch for opMorris. While General Garnett was attempt- portunities to murder, and become heroes ing to rally his men he was struck through the among their associated band by slaughtering, spine by a rifle ball, and fell dead on the by stealth, those whom openly they dare not road. The rebels fled up the Horseshoe Val- meet. This system, hitherto unknown to civilley, Gen. Hill following in hot pursuit. Forty ized warfare, is the natural fruit which treason loads of provisions, all their horses, wagons, bears. The process of the criminal courts as and guns fell into the hands of the victors, administered in disaffected districts will not (Doo. 88.)

cure this system of assassination, but the stern

and imperative demand of a military necessity, 1 For the purpose of carrying this act into effect and the duty of self-protection, will furnish a to suppress piracy and render the blockade sharp and decisive remedy in the justice of a more effectual, three millions of dollars are apcourt-martial.-(Doc. 93.)

propriated. The bill was referred to the Com-A Peace Meeting was held at Nyack, mittee on Naval Affairs.--A bill, authorizing the Rockland Co., N. Y. Addresses were deliv

President to call out the militia to suppress reered, and resolutions were adopted, deprecating thorizing the President to accept the services

bellion, was passed unanimously.---The bill, authe present war.-(Doc. 96.)

of five hundred thousand volunteers, was also July 16.—The Union troops in Missouri had passed.—The Senate's amendments to the Loan a fight with the rebels to-day, at a point called bill were all concurred in.-A joint resolution, Millsville, on the North Missouri Railroad. conveying the thanks of Congress to MajorThe Union troops, consisting of eight hundred General George B. McClellan and the officers men, were fired into at that point, as they and soldiers under his command, for the recent came up in a train of cars, and an engagement at brilliant victories over the rebels in Western once ensued. The number of the rebels is not Virginia, was unanimously adopted. known, but seven of their number were killed

--Lieut. W. II. Free, of the Seventh Ohio and several taken prisoners.-N. Y. Herald, Regiment, from a company enlisted in Perry July 18.

County, Ohio, arrived at Columbus in that -The Third Massachusetts Regiinent sails State with four Secessionists. Free, with from Fortress Monroe for Boston this evening twenty-five men, was conducting a transportain the steamer Cambridge. They were review- tion train from Ravenswood, Virginia, to Pared by General Butler to-day.— The Sixth Mas- kersburg. On Sunday last, he stopped at a sachusetts Regiment follows to-morrow.-Col. farm-house to bait the horses. He immeMax Weber's and Col. Baker's Regiments diately found that the women of the house were to occupy Hampton, but the plan has sympathized with Secession. The farmer was been somewhat changed.-Brigadier-General absent. Thinking he might learn some facts Pierce returns with the Massachusetts Regi- of importance, he assured the women that ments.-Col. Duryea will be acting Brigadier- he was an officer from Wise's brigade. At General in Hampton.-Several companies went first they distrusted him, but at length gave out from Newport News last night to surprise, him their confidence, and treated him very if possible, a body of light horse, which have kindly. He learned that the farmer would be for some time hovered in the vicinity.-Na- at home at night. About ten o'clock he came. tional Intelligencer, July 18.

Free soon gained his confidence, and was told

that a meeting had been arranged at a neigh-In the House of Representatives at Wash- boring house for the purpose of planning an ington, the Committee on Commerce, in re- ' attack upon Union men, Free pretending to sponse to a resolution directing inquiry as to need a guide to show him the way to Wise's what measures are necessary to suppress priva- camp, the farmer, named Fred. Kizer, sent for teering, and render the blockade of the rebel some of his neighbors. Three of them came, ports more effectual, reported a bill authorizing' one of whom was recommended as a guide. the Secretary of the Navy to hire, purchase, or Free became satisfied from their conversation contract for such vessels as may be necessary that they intended harm to Coleman and for a temporary increase of the navy, the ves- Smith, Union men, who had been influential, sels to be furnished with such ordnance, stores, and at a concerted signal called his men around and monitions of war as will enable them to him, and declared himself an officer of the render the most efficient service. According United States army. Instantly Kizer and his to the orders issued to their respective com- rebel friends were seized. The Lieutenant immands, the temporary appointments made of mediately ordered a march, and the next mornacting lieutenants, acting paymasters, acting ing delivered his prisoners to Captain Stinchsurgeons, masters and masters' mates, and the comb, at Parkersburg, who sent him with rates of pay for these officers heretofore design three guards to Columbus. The names of the Rated, are, by this bill, legalized and approved. prisoners are Frederick Kizer, David H. Young,

John W. Wigal, and John H. Lockwood.-Cin., 000. These are about 3,000 regular infantry, cinnati Gazette, July 17.

cavalry, and artillery, and 50,000 volunteers. - In the Senate of the United States, John The two Rhode Island, the 71st New York, and O. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, in an elaborate the 2d New Hampshire, comprising Colonel speech, opposed the resolution approving the Burnside's brigade, left Washington at 4 o'clock acts of the President in suppressing the South- this afternoon, and struck the road for Fairfax ern rebellion. He rehearsed the old arguments Court House. The 27th New York went against the right of the Government to put over at 5 o'clock, and also took the Fairfax down rebellion, and in the course of his re- route. As soon as these regiments came tomarks, took occasion to deny positively that gether and passed the encampment, the soldiers he had ever telegraphed to Jeff. Davis that cheered lustily and shouted congratulations to President Lincoln's Congress would not be al- each other that they were fairly on the road lowed to meet in Washington on the 4th of to the rebel capital. The Dekalb Regiment July, or that Kentucky would furnish 7,000 passed over the bridge and went into Camp armed men for the rebel army.-(Doc. 94.)

Runyon.-(Doc. 97.) -It is doubtful, says the National Intelli- July 17.-The advance column of the Nagencer of this date, whether, since the days of tional army occupied Fairfax Court House, Va., Peter the Hermit, the world has seen such ar at eleven o'clock to-day, meeting with no oppouprising, at the bidding of a sentiment, as this sition from the Confederates either on the country has exhibited in the last ninety days. march or in taking possession of the place. Perhaps the magnitude of the effort is best Trees had been felled across the road and prepappreciated by observing what has been done arations made at one point for a battery, but by single States of the Confederacy. And to there were no guns or troops on the route. illustrate this, we need not even adduce the The Confederates were drawn up beyond the exertions of sovereignties dating back to Revo- town and a battle was expected, but as the Nalutionary days, as New York, Pennsylvania. tional forces pressed on they retreated. The and Massachusetts. Younger members of the cavalry followed them some miles toward CenConfederacy, States that half a century since treville, but the heat of the weather and the had no existence, contribute singly no incon- previous long march prevented the infantry siderable army to the assembling forces of the following. The abandonment of the village by Union. Let us instance one of these, which re- the Confederates was so sudden that they left cent events in Western Virginia have brought fa- behind them some portions of their provisions, vorably and prominently forward—Indiana, for- intrenching tools, and camp furniture. The ty-five years ago a frontier Territory, where the army advances in three columns, one on the red man still contended with the white pioneer. Fairfax road, and the others to the north and Indiana has equipped, and is equipping for the south of the road. Tlə advance will be conGeneral Government, a force such as has de- tinued to Centreville, eight miles beyond Faircided ere now the fate of a nation-twenty- fax, where the Confederates will probably make three regiments, a volunteer army of more a stand if they design attempting to hold Manthan twenty thousand infantry and twelve assas Junction. The only casualties reported hundred cavalry; and these she has not only by Gen McDowell are an officer and three men uniformed and accoutred, but partially armed slightly wounded.—(Doc. 98.) with the improved rifle of the day, meanwhile -The Sixth Regiment of Maine volunteers, at her own expense.

commanded by Colonel Abner Knowles, left This is no isolated example. Others have Portland for the seat of war. The regiment, done as well. If the power of a sentiment is which has been recruited mainly from the to be estimated by the deeds it prompts, how counties of Washington and Penobscot, constrong must be the love of the Union in the sists mostly of stout, hardy lumbermen, already hearts of its citizens !

inured to hard work and apparently ready for -The Federal army in Virginia to-day took more. Many of the privates measure six feet up the line of march for Fairfax and Manassas. four. They are uniformed in a similar manner The force standing to-day is fully 50,000 strong, to the other Maine regiments. Each man has the number reaching by actual count about 53,- 1 an extra fatigue uniform, consisting of gray

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