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'Z7 Tueid.y, July 23, 1861.
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j0 Our thanks to Messrs. Taylor & Maury,
and also to Mr. Sbillington, for the August
number"of Harper's eTer Welcome New Months
J9 We are ranch indebted to the gentle
manly agent of the Associated Press for facili
ties afforded us Sunday night in preparing our
account of the severe conflict At Bull Kun,
tr General McClellan, who has beeu sum
moned to the command of the army of the Po
tomac, is expected to arrive here to-morrow.
General Rosencrantz takes his place in com
mand of the army of Western Virginia.
MT Major General Banks has been assigned
to the command of Major General Patterson's
division of the army in Westorn Virginia, and
.Major General Dlx, it is understood, succeeds
General Banks in command of the department
Jirr. Davis'b Inaugural. Elsewhere in
this morning's paper will be found a synopsis
of Jeff. Davis's inaugural, sent in to the Con
federate Congress on Saturday. It is chiefly
remarkable for its extreme bitterness, and for
the entire absence of everything like dignity.
Railroads Taken Possession Of. The
Government yesterday afternoon took posses
sion of all the railroads between Baltimore
and New York, for the transportation of
troops, who will probably arrive here at the
rat of seven or eight regiments daily, com
No Grounds for a Panic The excitement
io our city yesterday, however natural, in view
of the events which had just transpired, was not
warranted as will be perceived by a careful
perusal of onr news columns when viewed as
based upon apprehensions for the safety of our
army, or of the city itself. What has been suf
fered by a number of our gallant regiments
cannot be retrieved ; but it will soon be found
that the might of the nation will immediately be
exerted in a manner not hitherto dreamed of;
and that the security of the Republic and the
restoration of peace will be accelerated by the
aet'of the deadliest enemies of both. Toe in
TI0R1TT or THE UNION AND THE SUTKEMITY OF
or law must henceforth be the battle-cry of mi
army adequate to its enforcement in every
State of the Union as it was, and ii, and shall
Military Movements. The corps d'armee
at Washington is to be instantly reorganized,
and increased to a hundred thousand men.
The necessary orders have already been given.
Offers of regiments already raised being made,
will be accepted with such rapidity as to insnre
that this will be accomplished in a few days.
Large reinforcements from various districts
are already on the way hither, orders having
been telegraphed for them on Sunday while
the battle was in progress.
The Government entertains no apprehen
sion for the safety of the capital.
Preparations, not only for defensive, but fur
the renewal of offensive operations are going
Gen. McDowell has returned to his head
quarters at Arlington Heights. The regi
ments comprising his army will resume their
position. Most of them have already done so.
THE BATTLE AND THE ARMIES.
Our columns narrate the incidents of a bat
tle more remarkable than any other of which
modern history affords an example ; a battle
iu-which by far the smaller army has nssailtd
the larger upon the gronnd chosen by the tatl.-r
for its natural advantages, and to which every
art of the engineer had been applied to render
it impregnable; a battle also in which the as
sailants have exhibited a spirit of intrepidity
and endurance worthy the nohle and honorable
spirit that animates theiu, and characterized
by the heroism of veterans rather than the un
certain impulse of au untried soldiery. What
ever may he the comments of the hasty chron
icier of the present hour in relation to un
unsuccessful struggle, the judgment we here
pronounce with respect to the achievements of
the soldiers of the Republic engaged in the re
cent struggle, will stand approved in the calmer
verdict of the historian, even upon the testi
mony of the enemy against whom they have
acted, and by whose prowess, dnplicity, and in
human cruelty so many of them have fallen.
The butchery of the wounded by the hauds
of the secession forces was not anticipated in
this warfare, malignant and degraded as those
forces have haretofore proven themselves. It
as the practice with the savage foe once en
countered by the white man upon tho soil of
Virginia; but from the entrance of civilization
till the present moment, it has not heretofore
been known ; and, as with the untutored savage
then, so with the retrograde hordes of the rebel
army now, we are placed at a disadvantage by
the fact that we cannot retaliate the barbaric
cruelties tbey practice, but must continue to be
merciful even where mercy is hurtful to our
selves. , We would appeal, under the circumstances,
.to th& commanders of the rebel forces, and im
plore them to save themselves from the great
shame of which we speak, did we not know
that every blow inflicted by them in opposition
to the General Government, is a parricidal act,
and that the most cruel malignity U but its
. We invoke the soldiers of the Government to
remember ever that their cause is just and
holr, ind that it must nevet be taniabed by
deeds of cruelty or dishonor. Let them re
member that, without tho sanction of heaven,
mid without the respect and sympathy of the
civilized world, success would bo achieved in
vain. Let them still battle maufully and nobly,
and re-establish the authority of the Republic
over all its domain, in such manner ns to con
vince the people of every Stale that exalted
patriotism, and not an ambitious, uor a mer
cenary, orproscriptive spirit, has inspired them
to the great achievement.
Whatever may be said respecting the alleged
fanaticism of the army of Oliver Cromwell, we
would have our officers and men to emulate
the discipline of his army as depicted by the
accomplished historian; Macanlay, in the fol
lowing apposite passage : '
" Other leaders have1 maintained order as
strict. Other leaders have inspired their fol
lowers with zeal as ardent. But in his camp
alone the most rigid discipline was found In
company with the fiercest enthusiasm. His
troops moved to victory with the precision of
machines, while burning with the wildest fanati
cism of Crusaders. From the time when the
nrmy was remodelled to the time when it was
disbanded, it never found, either in the British
ialarfds or on the continent, an enemy who
could stand its onset. In England, Scotland,
Ireland, Flanders, the Puritan warriors, often
surrounded by diflicluties, sometirdos contend
ing against three-fold odds, not only never
fmled to conquer, but never failed to destroy
and break in pieces whatever force; was op
posed to them. They at length came to regard
the day of battle as a day ot certain triumph,
and marched against the most renowned bat
talions of Europe with disdainful confidence.
Turenne was startled by the shout of stern ex
ultation with which his English allies advanced
to the combat, and expressed the delight of a
trie soldier, when ho learned that it was ever
the fashion of Cromwell's pikemen to rejoice
greatly when they beheld the enemy ; and the
banished cavaliers felt an emotion of national
pride, when they saw a brigado of their coun
trymen, outnumbered by foes and abandoned
by allies, drive before it in headlong rout the
finest infantry of Spain, and force a passage
into a counterscarp, which had just been pro
nounced impregnable by the ablest of the mar
shals of France.
" But that which chiefly distinguished the
army of Cromwell from other armies was the
austere morality and the fear of God which
pervaded all ranks. It is ackhowledged by the
most zealous roayalists that, in that singular
camp, no oath was heard, no drunkenness or
gambling was seen, and that, during the long
dominion of the soldiery, the property of the
peaceable citizen and the honor of woman were
Special Correspondence or tbe National Republican
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
Fortress Monroe, July 19, WG1.
We are more and more impressed, every day
and night, with the absolute necessity of more
cavalry and large artillery for the successful
prosecution of the Union war in this section of
Virginia. In connection with this point is the
movement of our troops and munition of war
by means of the sea-shore and rivers. The ex
perience of our armies in Mexico illustrates the
argument with great force. Tbe uavigable
waters of Virginia aie its most assailable quar
ters. All the batteries that have been, or can
be erected, will or can avail anything against
such a ship force as we are able to bring Io
bear. Whereas on tho laud, in this section of
the State, where so many Virginians are mounted
and drilled as cavalry, the Union troops are
always at great odds. The secession troopers fly
in and out of their woods, and bushes, and
swamps, hidden by the darkness of night, to
prey on our- scouts, and cut off the inexpe
rienced footmen. Horsemen must be met with
horsemen ; artillery with artillery ; ships with
ships. More of these are indispensable at this
moment. We must have them.
A circumstance which occurred at a late
hour last night, illustrates in a striking manner
the power of these arguments. A scouting
party, consisting of six men. Messrs. Johnson,
Small, Hulliday, and Jenkins, and Shurtleff, of
the Naval Brigade, at Hampton, in company
with Dr. Rawlins, of the New York Herald,
and one other went out beyond Hampton, to
ward Great Bethel. They had stopped in a
barn to rest, and were on their return, when
assailed by a troop of Virginia cavalry. Copt.
Jenkins was wounded, ana taken prisoner by
the enemy. Mr. Shurtleff was seen to fall, and has
not been found. Small was taken prisoner. Dr.
Rawlins was killed on the spot. It is reported
that two of the Virginians were seen to fall.
On my next visit to Hampton, 1 will obtain
all the additional authentic particulars, and re
port. Give us more cavalry, without delay.
, The health of this command continues good.
Divine service is to be held in the Baptist
church, in Hampton, next Sabbath afternoon.
It lias been closed for some time.
A NOBLE LETTER FROM A WASH
From the New York EUDg-liil
Washington City, July 13, 18fil.
Hesidas all my pastoral duties, coming upon
me daily, I perform the ministerial service of
visiting regularly the sick and wounded in
the United States Hospital on E street. My
visits are every day, sometimes twice a day.
In May and June there were received into
the Hospital 532 sick or wounded soldiers,
with every one of whom I have had more or
less conversation. They are generally intel
ligent some of them pious and interested for
the siritunl welfare of their comrades. They
come furnished, in most cases, with Bibles or
Testaments. Tho depository here is open to
me, out of which I supply all who have need.
Besides, the frequent distribution of tracks is
another of my privileges. The Hospital will
compare favorably with any other 'similrr in
stitution. The number of deaths is particu
larly small, and must so continue, with such me
dical skill, experience, and attention.
Ladies in our city have been very kind in
these cases. One name I must mention, par
ticularly, as she was born in your State, at
Pittsford, near Rochester, and camn to my
church on certificate from Iowa. Her husband
is Mr. Joseph T. Fnles of the Patent Office.
Mrs. Fales has been as an angle of mercy in
her visits, two or three times a day, furnishing
articles of necessity and romfoit out of her
own means, and distributing to tho soldiers
from souices of friends open to her in your
State and elsewhere. In my daily visits I
meet her, and then in the prayer, meeting, and
in the sanctnry, we meet with devout men ond
women, not a few, to pray for the Divine bless
ing on ail who have come nt the coll of the
Government in this the hour of peril.
These times und these scenes have given
rae new and largo experience, and a higher ap
preeiation of the blessings which we hue no
long enjoyed. I am thankful to contribute my
influence, personal and ministerially the cause
of our common and beloved country I receive
no pay for my services, nnd esteem it n privilege
to render ull in the name of our Lord Jesus.
John C. Smith,
Pastor Fourth Prttbyterian Church.
Monday, July 22,1861,
Mr. SIMMONS Introduced a hill to modifv
and Increase duties and imports, and for other
purposes j reierreu to the uimmitlee on Fi
nance. The Seuate proceeded to consider the bill Io
increase the medical corps of the uavy.
Mr. GRIMES explained the nature of the
bill, stating that it called for two hundred extra
nhvslclans. The bill wasrnasaed.
The bill to provide for the construction of
one or more armonredisnips and floating bat
teries, and for other purposes ; was considered
Joint'resolution to confirm the bonds Of pay
masters in the army, was indefinitely postponed.
House joint resolution authorizing the ap
pointment of an examiner to examine the
steam floating battery at Hoboken, N. J., was
considered and passed.
The Senate proceeded to consider the bill to
confiscate property used for insurrectionary
Mr. TRUMBULL offered an amendment
" that any islave employed in aiding in the re
bellion against tho Government, when captur
ed, shall be forfeited."
Mr. TRUMBULL said he understood that
negroes were employed in tho recent fight to
shodt down Union rncii with the consent of the
traitorous owners. He was not willing to re
turn slaves. Mr. T. said if the Senator from
Kentucky (Mr. Breckinridge) was in favor of
restoring slaves, let him vote for tho bill.
Mr. WILSON said he would vote for tho bill
with the amendments with more heart than
ever he voted for any bill that ever was pro
posed in the Senate, while he has been a mem
ber. He said it was the object of the Government
to restore the Union, and to put down treason.
When bondmen are employed by the traitors to
destroy this Government, Congress should pass
a law to liberate them.
Mr. BRECKINRIDGE thought the Senator
from Massachusetts was talkinc to the winds
when he proposes to emancipate the slaves of
Mr. TEN EYCK said as he had learned that
negroes were engaged at the battle at Ball Run
he would vote for the bill, although a week ago
he was opposed to it.
Tbe bill was passed yeas 32, nays C.
Those who voted in tho negative were Messrs.
Breckinridge, Johnson of Missouri, Kennedy,
Pearce, Polk, Powell.
Mr. FESSENDEN reported from the Com
mittee on Finance, a bill authorizing a national
loan, and for other purposes. Passed.
Mr. McDOUGALL offered the following
resolniion which was referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.
Resolved, That it is the policy of the Govern
ment to organize au army of not less than one
hundred and fifty thousand men ou tbe basis of
tho regular army of the United Slates the
commissioned officers of which shall be ap
pointed, arid with the advice of tho Senate.
Senate joint resolution No. I was taken up,
and postponed until Wednesday atS o'clock,
when Mr. Johnson of Tennessee will be entitled
to tbe floor.
On motion of Mr. TRUMBULL, the Senate
weat into Executive session.
After a few moments spent in Executive
session tbe doors were opened. .
A bill to increase the military establishment,
amendments, as a substitute, was taken up.
Tbe Senate did not concur in the amend
ments of the House.
An act to refund duties on arms imported by
States, received from the House, was referred
to tho Committee on Finance.
The amendments of the House relative to the
paymeut of money due to the widow of Stephen
A. Douglas, were not agreed to.
Mr. WIL80N introduced a till authorizing
the employment of volunteers in enforcing the
laws and protecting public property. Laid
On motion of Mr. TRUMBULL, the Senate
went into Executive session. Adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. COX offered a ioiut resolution to rmv the
widow of the late Judge Douglas the amount
duo nim lor services in ttie United states.
Mr. STEVENS, from the Committee on
Ways and Means, reported n bill to refund du
ties on arms imported by States. Passed.
On motion of Mr. PENDLETON, a hill for
the relief of the Ohio volunteers, was taken up
and passed, with the Senate amendment.
Mr. BLAIR asked to take from the Sneaker's
table Senate hill for the belter organization of
tne military establishment. Kelerred.
Also, a bill for the organization of a Home
Guard, to aid in the enforcement of the laws,
and for the protection of private property. Re
ferred. Mr. JOHNSON, of Pennsylvania, intro
duced a joint resolution extending tbe provis
ions of fheact granting bounty land to soldiers
of the United States and to volunteers em
ployed in suppressing the Southern rebellion.
Mr. CRITTENDEN offered a resolution,
declaring that the present war had been forced
upon the country by the disunonists of the
Southeru States; that it is not waged in a
spirit of oppression or subjugation, nor with a
view to overthrow any of tbe institutions, but
to maintain the principles of the Constitution
and the Government of the United States ; and
when such objects shall have been attained, the
war ought to cease.
Mr. BURNETT demanded a division of the
resolution ; and the yeas and nays wero taken
on that portion declaring that the war had been
forced upon the country by the disunionists of
the Southern States, with the following result
yeas 121, nay3 2, (Burnett, and Reed of Mis
souri.) Tbe question then recurring on the final
passage of the resolution,
Mr. BURNETT demanded the yeas and
nays; which being token, resulted yeas 117,
Mr. TRANE offered a resolution, that the
thanks of this House be tendered to the sixth
Massachusetts regiment, for their gallnntry in
responding to the President's call, and for their
bravery in fighting their way through the city
of Baltimore, while on their march to defend
tbe capital of the United States. Passed.
Mr. ROSCOE CONKLING offered a resolu
tion that tbe select committee on the expendi
tures of the Government be allowed to sit du
ring the recess of Congress, and they be allowed
to employ a clerk. Laid on the table.
Mr. FENTON offered a resolution that when
this House adjourn, it adjourn to meet on the
first Monday in November next Laid on the
Mr. CAMPBELL offered a resolution that
the thanks of the House of Representatives be
tendered to tho voluntecis of Pennsylvania,
who past the mob in Baltimore in April last,
while on their way to defend the national capi
Mr. JOHNSON offered a resolution that a
select committee bo uppointed to iuquire into
tho expediency of establishing an iron foundry
at Pennsylvania. Passed.
Mr. THOMAS, of Maryland, offered a reso
lution that the Secretary of the Treasury be
requested to furnish this House with u tabular
statement of the amount paid by this Gocrn
ment to Spain for the piirchn&o of Florid.!, to
France for Louisiana, and the expoiite incurred
in the Mexican war, Floiidu war; and also the
expenses incurred in removing thu Indians from
their homes in the steeded States; also, the
amount of expenses incurred in deepening tho
harbois in the seceded States. Passed,
Mr. RICHARDSON offered a resolution
that a select committee inquire into the expe
diency of establishing an armory at Illinois.
Mr. ALDRICH offered a resolution that the
seleet committee ou tbe bankrupt law be in
creased from five to seven. Passed.
Mr. WICKLIFF offered a resolution that
the Secretary of War be requested to inform
this House whether tho so called Southern
Confederacy have with its military services any
Indians; and, if so, what number.
Mr. LOVE JOY moved to amend by insert
ing " rebels'" The resolution passed.
Mr. COX offered a resolution that the Pro
siden of the United States, If compatible with
the public interests, communicate to this House j
also, or such portions as he may deem advisa
ble of the correspondence .on file in the De
partment of State, between this Government
and all foreign powers, from 1853 to the pre
sent time, with reference to rnaratime rights.
Mr. HOUSTON offered a bill, which was
passed to indemnify the States for expenses in
curred by the same for the defence of the
Mr. STEVENS, from the Committee on
Ways and Means, reported back House bill
No. 20, with the Senate amendment for the
civil expenses of the Government, and passed.
Mr. SHEFFIELD offered a bill lbr the
punishment ofpiracy. Passed.
Mr. ELIOTT offered a bill in reference to
marine signals. Passed.
Onmotion of Mr. WASHBURNE,the House
MESSAGE OE JEFF. DAVIS TO THE
CONGRESS AT RICHMOND.
New Meant, July 20. Davis' inaugural
message called attention to the causes which
formed the Confederacy, and, he says, it is now
only necessary to call attention to such facta
as have occurred during the recess, and to mat
ters connected with the public defence. He
congratulates the Congress on the accession to
the Confederacy of three equal sovereign States.
The several States deemed it advisable to re
move the departments and archives to Rich
mond, to which place Congress had already re
moved the scat of Government.
After the adjournment of tbe last Congress,
the aggressive movements of the enemy in
duced prompt and energetio action. The ac
cumulation of the enemy's force on the Poto
mac sufficiently demonstrated that his efforts
were to be directed against Virginia, aud from
no point could her defence and protection be so
efficiently directed as from her own capital.
The rapid progress of the last few months
has stripped tbe veil behind which the true
policy and purposes of the Lincoln Government
had previously been concealed. It is now ful
ly revealed. The message of their President
and tho nction of their present Congress con
fess their intention of subjugating the seceded
States by a war of folly, equalled only by its
wickedness, a war by which it is impossible
to attain the proposed result, whilst its dire ca
lamities will lall doubly severe on themselves.
Commencing last March with an affectation of
ignorance of tbe secession of seven States,
which had organized a Confederate Govern
ment ; persisting, in April, in tho absurd as
sumption of the existence of a riot, which was
dispersed by a poise comitates; crntinuing in
several successive months in false representa
tions thattbeso States intended an ofiensive
war in spite of the conclusive evidence to tbe
contrary, furnished as well by official action as
by the basis of tbe Constitution, the Presideut
ot the United States and his advisers succeed
ed in deceiving tho pcoplo of those States into
the belief that tho purpose of this Government
was not peace at home, but conquest abroad ;
not tbe defence of our liberties, but the subver
sion of tho people of the United States. The
series of mnuceuvres by which this impression
was created, aud which were devised in perfidy,
are already known. Fortunately for the truth
of history, Mr. Lincoln's message minutely de
tails the attempt to reinforce Fort Pickens in
violation of an armistice which he confessed lie
had been informed of only by rumors too vague
and uncertain to create any attention. The
hostile expedition dispatched to Bupply Fort
Sumter was admitted to have been undertaken
with a knowledgo that its success was impossi
ble, the sending of a notico to tho Governor of
South Carolina of on intention to use force Io
accomplish (he object, and quoting fiom his
inaugural thai there would be no conflict un
less these States wero the aggressors.
He proceeds to declare that his conduct, as in
tl past will be in the future. This promise,
which could not he misunderstood, gavo notice
of the npproacli of a hostile fleet, no charges
these iStotes with being the assailants of the
Union. The world cannot misunderstand this
Mr, Lincoln expresses concern lest soma for
eign untion had so shaped its action as if it sup
posed an early destruction of the Union was
probablo, and he abandons further disguise,
and proposes to make the contest short and de
cisive. He confesses even, by an increased
force and theso enormous preparations, that the
United States is engaged in a conflict with a
great and powerful nation. He is compelled to
abandon his pretence of dispersing rioters aud
suppressing insurrection. He is driven to tho
acknowledgment that the Union is dissolved.
no recognises the separate existence of the
Confederate States by interdiction, embargo,
aud blockade. All commerce between the two
sections is cut off; repudiating the foolish idea
that the inhabitants of the Confederate States
aro still citizens of the United States. Davis
compares tbe present invasion with that of
Great Britain in 1781, but which was conducted
in a more civilized manner. Mankind will
shudder ut the outrages now being committed
on defenceless females hy those pretending to
be fellow-citizens, who depict tho horror with
which they regard deliberate malignity, and
which, under the pretest of suppicssiug insur
rection, mako special war upon sick women and
children by withholding the medicines neces
sary for their cure. Tbe sicrcd claims ot bu
inanity respected by all nations, even in fury cf
battle, by a careful deviation of attack on hos
pitals, are now outraged by the Government
which pretends to desire a continuance of fra
ternal connections, huch outrages admit of no
retaliation, unless the actual perpetrators are
Mr. Taylor's mission to Washington was for
tho purpose of effecting an exchnnge of the
Erisoners takeu on the privateer Havannah.
o informed Mr. Lincoln of our determined
purpose to check all barbarities on prisoners of
war by cuch retaliation as would effectually put
r.n cud to such practices. Mr. Lincoln's
promised reply is not received.
In nfeicm-e to the peculiar relattions exist
ing between this Government aud the States
usually termed tbe Border slave States, some of
them would have united with us, as they are
with almost entire unanimity opposed to the
prosecution of a war with us, but those States
which regard us as brethren are restrained by
the actual presence of largo armies, the sub
version of civil authority, and tho declaration
of martial law, the President declaring that, in
ordor to execute the laws, some single law
made in extreme tenderness of citizens' liberty,
may, to ii limited extent, bo violated. Wo may
well rejoice that we have forever severed con
nection with a Government that thus tramples
on all principles of constitutional liberty, and
with a people in whose presence such an avowal
may bo paraded.
Operations in the field will be greatly ex
tended by reason of n policy, which heretofore
secretly entertained, is now avowed and acted
on by the United States. The force hitherto
raised proved ample for the defence of the
seven Slates which originally organized the Con
federacy ; excepting on those fortified islands
which the enemy's naval force enabled them to
retain, he has been driven ontirely out. Now,
at the expiration of five months from the for
mation of this Government, not a single hostile
foot presses their soil. Our forces, however,
must necessarily prove inadequate to tho re
ported invasion by half a million of men now
proposed by tho enemy. A corresponding in
crease of our forces, therefore, becomes neces
sary. Our crops are now the most abundant ever
known in our history. Many believe the supply
adequate to two years' consumption. Our citi
zens manifest a laudable pride in upholding
their independence unaided by any resources
other than their own, and subscription to the
loan proposed by the Government cannot fall
short of $50,000,000, and will probably exceed
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
Fortress Monroe, July 21. There are no
movements here worthy of particular men
tion. A Sunday excursion from Washington
to Old Point is becoming popular. The Ver
mont regiment is to move on Tuesday next.
Their time will expire early in Angus. Max
Webber's regiment, and the remaining Mas
sachusetts companies will bo paid off to-morrow.
Col. Baker is at Old Point, and partici
pated in the parade this afternoon, though not
at the head of his regiment. The Confederates
are active at Scwell's Point, and new entrench
ments can be Been from the transports to Now
A powerful battery of field artillery will soon
be ready at Old Point for active operations.
It is ascertained that some slaveholders in
this vicinity committed many atrocious acts of
cruelty npon their servants who would not go
with their masters into the interior or to the
SOUTHERN ACCOUNT OF TOE FIRST BATTLE AT
Louisville, July 22. A special dispatch from
Manassas to the Nashville Union, dated July
18, says that in the tight at Bull Run, General
Beauregard commanded in pcrscn. The enemy
was repulsed three times in great confusion,
and with heavy loss. The Washington artil
lery of New Orleans, with seven guns, engaged
Sherman's battery of fifteen guns, aud after
making a chargo in their position fifteen times,
silenced them, and forced them to retire from
tho field. Large quantities of arms were takeu.
Major Harrison and two privates were wounded.
Federal officers of high rank were killed, and
$100 in gold was taken from the body of oue
of the killed.
ATTACK ON CAPE UATTERAS BATTERT.
iMiisville, July 22. The reported attack by
the Federal steamer Wabash, on the confede
rate battery at Cape Hatteras, is confirmed.
It is stated that the attack was made on Ore
gon Inlet, and that the Confederates were dis
persed by shells.
GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE.
Louisville, July 22. The Knoxville Whig
withdraws the name of Twigg, and hoists that
of Polk for Governor of Tennessee.
ADD FELLOWS' HALL.
WIZARD AND VENTRILOQUIST.
TUrSDAY, July 23, and entry night this uA.
WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY AFrERNOONS,
At 3 o'clock.
Admission IS rents ; children 10 cents.
July 23 5t .
J. H. PEABODY, M. D
SURGICAL AND MECHANICAL DENTIST,
HAVING taken rooms at Dr. Donaldson's, No.
27G Pennsylvania avenue, between Eleventh
and Twelfth streets, two doors east ot the Kirk
wood House, respectfully solicits a share of the
public patronage, In the varlouB branches of bis
profession. July 23 1m
QiuMMtiusTEii General's Ofiick,
Waihington Cilu. Julu IB. 1801.
1JLANS AND SPEOIFIOATONS for hulls of
4. Gun-Boats for thu Western rivers nio on ex
hibition at this office, and at offices at Quarter
masters at Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. I.ouls, aud
Boats to be delivered at Cairo. Ulds should
he sonl to Quartermaster Genoral of tbe United
'Stales Army, at Washington, by 1st of August,
at noon. M. O. MEIQ3, '
Brig. Gen. nnd Quartermaster General.
By J. C McGUIRE & CO., Auctioneers.
IJUlRNITimn AND HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS.
On MONDAY, July 22d, at 10 o'clock, at
house No. Uth Btreot, between G and H oto.,
we sball sell, by virtue of a dlitralu for bouse
rent, all tbe Furniture and effects, comprising
Walnut Hair Spring Sofas, Divans, and Parlor
Secretary and Bookcase, Whatnot,
Cane nnd Wood Seat ChalrB and Recker3,
Marhle-top Tables, Window Shades,
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Siraw Matting,
Bedsteads, Bureaus, Washetanda,
Mattrasses, Bolsters and Pillows,
Cool.iug and other Stoves.
Together with many other nrtlc los of Furni
ture, not necessary to enumerate
JAMES C. McQUinE A CO ,
jy 19 td Anctloneeis.
' A G'AED.
Washington, July 1C, 1801.
The undersigned, Into of tbe Girard nouse,
Philadelphia, bare leased, tor a term of years,
WIllarrt'B Hotel, in Washington. Tbey take tbis
occasion to reluru to tbeir old friends and cus
tomers many thanks for past favors, and beg to
assure tbeui that tbey will bo most happy to see
them in tbelr now quarters.
jy 16 1m SYKKj, CHADWICK, A OO.
n OTIOE is hereby given that a HORSE was
1 ' brought by a prisoner luto tho camp of tho
37th regiment, East Capitol stieet, on tho 15th
Inst. Tbe owner can havo him by application
to the Assistant Surgeon, Dr. O'MhAGHEIt,
after having proved property and paid charges,
Omcr; of Armv ('torutun and Kgi'ii'iur,
Curiitr of Howard and ftrctr Stmt,
A'etc nrk, Julu R, I Hi! I
SEAI.KD I'KOl'OSAi.H Hie Invited nnd will be
n-ielved at Mils ollii-e iinlil 12 o'ilnk, M.,
on MONDAY, the afuli itay ol July iusisnt, when
tbey will be publicly upt-ni-d lor furnishing, by
contract, tbelolhming material lui-Aimy Oloih.
ing, deliverable at sui-li plate or plan-d In thn
city of New York us inuv be licreat'ti r designated,
in quantities as rt-qulred, vU;
2H,000 yards cloth, dark blue, (indigo wool
dyed,) for caps, 64 Inches wide, to weigh about
14 ounces per yard.
378,000 yards cloth, dark blue, (indigo wool
dyed,) twilled, 64 inches wide, to weigh 21 ounces
707,000 yards kersey, dark blue, (Indigo wool
dyed,) twilled, 54 Inches -wide, to welh 22 ounces
per yard. ,
700,000 yards kersey, sky blue, (indigo wool
dyed,) 64 luches wide, to weigh 22 ounces per
6,000 yards sky blue facing cloth.
72,600 yards, hejt quality black alpaca.
700,nu0 yards daunel, dark blue, (Indigu wool
dyed,) 64 InclifS wide, to weigh 10 ounroa per
207,000 yards fhinnel, cotton and wool, dark
blue, (Indigo dyed,) to welh 6 onnces per
1,726,000 yards flannel, while, (cotton and
wool,) 31 Inclirs wide, to weigh ! oiipccs per
334,000 jard cotton drilling, unUonc bed, 27
Inches wide, to weigh ounces per or
234,000 yards uoitou drillm)?, unbleached, 33
Inches wide, to weigh 8 onnces per yntd.
60,000 yards brown Holland 30 Inches wide,
176,000 yards cotton mnslin, unbleached, 30
69.000 yards black Silesia, 30 Inches wide, best
160,000 yards canvass padding.
31,000 yards buckram, 40 Inches wide, best
204,000 sheets wadding, cotton.
120,000 pieces tape, (5 yards,) white, J.lnch
silk twist, best quality, per pound.
1,425 000 yards Canton flannel, 27 laches wide,
to weigh 7 ounces per yard.
- sewing silk, best quality, per pound.
7,000 linen thread, W. B. No. 30 and No. 40,
62,000 linen thread, blue, No. 30 and 40, par
4,000 linen thread, assorted colors, Nos 36 and
40, per ppund.
64,000 spools cotton.
0,960 gross hooks and eyes.
23,060 gross coat buttons, best quality
16,670 gross vest buttons, best quality.
33,350 gross sblrt buttons, best quality.
33,350 gross suspender buttons, best quality.
10,526 paste board.
100,000 yards cotton cord.
200,000 army blankets, wool, gray, (with the
letters U. B. In black, 4 Inches long, in the cen
tre,) to be 7 feet long, and 6 feet 0 Inches wldu,
to weigh 5 pounds each.
800,000 pairs of half stockings, gray. 3 sizes,
properly made of good fleece wool, with double
and twisted yarn, to weigh 3 founds per doien
800,000 pairs bootees.
200,000 black felt bats, best quality, mads of
Scotch and English coney and Russia bare.
200,000 bat cords, worsted, bluo, 3-16 Inch
diameter, with a tassel at each end, two laches
200,000 black ostrich feathers, 12 luches
200,000 brass eagles.
200,000 brass bugles.
1,400 gross buckles for neck slock.
leather for neck stocks.
vizor leather, for caps.
leather for chin straps for caps.
20,000 skins morocco.
1,400 gross brass slides for caps.
900 pairs N. O. S. brass scales.
8,600 pairs sergeants' brass scales.
192,000 pairs corporals' and privates' brass
All the above mentioned articles must conform
In every respect to tbe Bealod standard patterns
In tbis offico, where they may bo examined and
additional Information received concerning them.
As it Is deslrablo that the articles be of do
mestic fabrication, bids from manufacturers or
regujar dealers will bo preferred, which must be
made for and conform to such articles only, in
quality and description, as aro required by tbe
advertisement and the samples In this office, but
contracts will be awarded to tho lowest responsi
ble bidder who shall furnish satisfactory securi
ties for the faithful performance thereof.
The manufacturers' establishment or dealers'
place of business must be distinctly stated In tbe
proposal, together with the names, address, and
responsibility of two persons proposed as sure
ties. Tho sureties will guarantco that a con
tract shall be entered Into within ten days alter
tbe acceptance of said bid or proposal.
Proposals will be received for the whole or
any part of each kind of the articles advertised
Tbe privilege is reserved by and for the United
States or rejecting any proposal that may bo
Deliveries to commence within twenty days
after the acceptance of the proposals, and one
third of the quantity contracted tor must be de
llvered within two months from said date of ac
ceptance, aud the remainder In monthly propor
tions, within four months of said date of accept
once, or sooner if practicable. Bidders will,
nevertheless, state in their proposals, the short
est possible time In which tbe quantities bid for
can be delivered by them.
All articles will be subject to Inspection Ly
sworn Inspectors, appointed by the authority of
tbe United States.
It Is to be distinctly understood that con
tracts are not transferable without the consent of
the proper authority, and that any sale, assign
ment, or transfer, without such consent having
been obtained (except under a process of lawl
will be regarded as an abandonment of the con
tract; and the contractor and his or tbelr securi
ties will be held responsible for all loss or dura
age to the United States which may arise there
from. Payments will be made on each delivery should
Congress have made an appropriation tu meet
them, or as soon thereafter as an appropriation
shall be made for that purpose. Ten per cent,
of the anipunt of each delivery will be rotalnod
until the contract shall be completed, which will
be forfeited to the United States In case of defal
cation on the part of the contractor in fulfilling
Forms of proposals and guarantees will bs
furnished upon application to tbis office, aud
none will be considered that do not conform
Proposals will ba indorsed, "Proposals for
Furnishing Materials for Army Clothing," and U
Major D, H. VINTON,
Quartermaster U. 8. Army.
jy 15 td ltnx 3,298 post Office.
BALTIMORE CONFECTIONER V,
No. 308 Sath it., Ittvten Q and U iti ,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
THRESH OAKE3 every day; Candies of all
- luuus: neumug laaua, rancy cases, 1'yra
mids of all kinds and sites, Charlotte Russe,
. hw, -.- wW..w, auuuo iu uruta jar
ties, Suppers. Bnlls, Excursions, Weddings, and
other entertainments, furnished on tbe most rea
sonable terms. Ie Cream and Water Ices, jl.25
per gallon. fob 16-8ui