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Oca. M. Wit. Krtltor.
W The publication offlee of the National
Ilepublican ! at the northeast oorner of D and
Seventh street, seoond floor, over W. D. Bhep
herd's atore. Entrance on Seventh street.
Tuesday, November 5, 1861.
49-Heading Matin-on every pgeGt
The Prauo Likds. See, outside, commu
nlcatlon from lion. D. E. Somes, proposing a
method of making the publlo lands Immediate
ly available aa a basis for raising means for the
The fact that there if a division among the
Creeks, in respect to the policy of Joining their
iortunes to those of the Southern Confederacy,
is already known. Wo find in tho St. Louis
Democrat, some extracts from Arkansas papers,
giving details upon the subject which are Inter
esting: Fruin Ins Little Bock True Democrat, Oot. IT.
The Abolitionists feel that in losing the In
dlan nations, they have let a bird loose. The;
are making efforts to neutinllza the action ol
Gen. Pike, and have succeeded in getting a
number of the Greeks to array themselves in
opposition to the Southern Confederacy. To
this end they have promised payment of all the
annuities to the lew who would join them, and
the aid of thousands of Kansas ruffians. Th
lollowlng letter wai sent to Gen. Pike:
' Camp Pleasant, Oct. 4, 18C1.
' Gen. Pike: Sir: We have just now seen
a runner from the opposition party to-nigbt and
one yesterday, both of which state that they
design attacklag this regiment In five days. We
have bad news from tbem daily, and threat
upon threats, but apprehended no difficulty
until their Northern delegates returned. They
have returned now with torce to the amount of
elz thousand men to aid them so says the ruu
ner and we will be attacked right away. Sir,
the time has come when the matter must be
looked into; I would suggest that you send
over the forces in the Cherokee nation, and
those in the Choctaw nation, that, with tho
regiment here, we go up and put an end to the
whole matter. I think tbis Is all important,
and ought to be dono Immediately. Your obe
" ' D. M. McIntosii.
The following editorial from the Fort Smith
Times and Herald, showB that Gen. McCulloch
has taken prompt measures to crush out tbis
outbreak: Hopothleholylo, one ot tho chief
leaders or the old Creek party, is at the head ot
1.700 men, near the Creek egency. In arms
against the South. They have ordered the Con"
federate flag to be taken down, which was
raised by Mcintosh's regiment, and the ' Stare
und Stripes ' substituted In its place. Gen.
McCulloch, to repel and crush this outbreak at
once, has ordered 1,100 Cherokee, 500 Osages,
1,000 Creeks, and a battalion of Colonel Coop
er's regiment, to march upon them at once
Major Clark has been uctlvely engaged for the
past two days, fitting out the expedition. Colo
nel Cooper will assume command of tbe forces.
Enemies are still lurking in our midst, and too
much vigilance cannot be used to crush out
these foes that spring up so unexpectedly on
our frontier. Since the above was written we
have received an extra of tho Van Buren Press,
from which we copy the following:
EXCITIMJ kEWl FBOU THE CREEK NATION.
' A dispatch from Gen. McCulloch to Capt.
Davidson, dated Fayetteville, the 10th, urges
the immediate movement of Capt D.'s company
to headquarter?, and Bays Gen. Sterling Price
has fallen back from Lexington to a point in
Johnson county, fifty miles south of Lexington,
and that Gen. Fremont Is concentrating all his
loiets at Sedalia. the n resent terminus of the
Pacluo railroad, which is about forty miles.
from tbe county seat of Johnson county. Capt.
Davidson's company will leave Van Buren on
Sunday. uol province's Dying artillery left
Wednesday evening for Camp Jackson Tho
following dispatch was received last n ght from
Major George W. Clark, addressed to A. J
Ward, of this city, whose son, Cnirley Ward, is
the one alluded to In the diepitch below. We
have no belief that A poth-le ho-la has more
than three or four hundred men with him
but having raised the Union flag, he should be
Foiit Smith, October 9, 1861.
A. J. Wjtrd : Charley returned this evening,
with a letter from Jesse Howell, stating that
all Is excitement at North tork. Men, women,
and children are leaving. A-poth-le-ho-la, ay
me neaa oi inree wousanu men, (over-estimated,
no doubt,) has hoisted tbe Union flag, and
sent notice to the women and children to leave
North Fork, as he intended to sack and burn
the village. No one would stop in the place.
Charley and Jesse slept In the woods. Both
returned to the trains in the Choctaw Nation.
Jesse, is with the train. To morrow Charley
wilt return with dispatches to Colonel Cooper,
to send a force of men to protect tbe train.
Jesse will receive orders to fall back, or re
main in tbe nation.
G. W. Clark.
The whole number of Indians in tho Indian
Territory, west of Arkansas, is now computed
at sixty-nine thousands. Considering tbe di
visions known to exist among tbe Creeks and
Cherokees, and that there is nu evidence that
several of tbe smaller tribes have joined, at
all, In the movement agaiust the national au
thority, it is evident enough that there is noth
ing formidable in any aspect of the case. Tbe
grossest exaggerations have, as usual, been In
dulged in by the rebel newspapers. In addi
tion to the Indians reported to be with Gene
ral McCullough, it has been said that there are
i-ix thousand of their warriors with General
Buckner, In Kentucky. TJiese absurdities are
in keeplog with other misrepresentations in re
spect to tbe forces of the rebellion. The lead
ers of it are simply acting upon the tactics ol
the Chinese, who frighten off their enemies by
The Indian Teiritory west of Arkansas, con
tains 7S.000 equate tnlles, considerably moro
thau all the New England State', and is one of
the finest regions oi that sue on the face of the
globe. It may be said to be now uninhabited,
contrabtlng its great extent with the emallncsa
of the number of its occupants. Recent events
will enable the National Government to take
any measures in reference to it, called for by tbe
gmeral good, tho treaties with most ot the oc
cupying tribes being abrogated by their joining
our enemies. What gives peculiar Importance
to tbis teiritory at this time, vs tbe fact that it
Is adapted to the growth of cotton.
Col. L. L. Tov.bKn,oueol Lieutenant Gen
eral Scott's aids, will leave Ibis morning fur
New York, upon special business connected
with the headquarters of the army.
Gin, nardee has been commls'Iontd as
major general in the Confederate army.
GEN. SCOTT EN ROUTE.
As a compliment to General Scott, Pres
ident Felton, of the Philadelphia, Wilming
ton, and Baltimore railroad, tendered blm
the use of his elegant private car. It 'was
drawn by a medal engine, and left the
Washington depot for Baltimore, Just In ad
vance of the regular six A. M. train. The car
reached the Camden station about 8 o'clock,
and was conveyed through Howard street to the
Northern Central railroad, and direct to New
York. Much curiosity wag manifested by the
people at the depot to get a glimpse of the old
hero, and every demonstration of respect was
shown. He appeared to be in good spirits,
tad conversed pleasantly. To ono gentle
man, he remarked, that In all probability he
would never visit Washington again.
UIS ARRIVAL AT nARRISDORO.
Tbe fact of his Intended arrival at Harris
burg attracted a large number of person! to
tbe depot, and notwithstanding the Inclemency
of the weather, the greatest enthusiasm pre
vailed. Upon tbe arrival of tho train, cheers
re nt tho air, and the growd gathered around
the car, eager to speak to tho gallant hero, but
all were doomed to disappointment.
The arrangements made for his transit via
Philadelphia, were changed purposely, to pre
vent the honored traveler from being excited
by the presence and greetings of the thousands
whom it was believed would hail his appearance
in that city ; and when it was found that the
same exciting scene, but on a smaller scale,
were to be witnessed there, it was determined
that he should remain in the car, and that none
should have access to blm.
Soon after the arrival, tbe party, with the
exception of the General, drove in carriages to
the residence of J. D. Cameron, E-q , the son
of the Secretary of War, and there partook of
a dinner which had been prepared for their
acceptance. This Interesting part of the pro
gramme attended to, they returned to the cars,
and the train Immediately left for New York,
li'i Reading and Allentown.
During their absence at dinner, Gen. Scott
umalned In a reclining position in the car, and
notwithstanding tho repeated attempts of tbe
purious, but lew were able to obtain a glimpse
UIS ARRIVAL IN NEW YOKE.
The Times says the General arrived In New
i !t on Saturday evening, accompanied by
tho gentlemen ot his staff, and also by Secre
tary Cameron, Major General Butler, Brigadier
General McCall, Colonel Cullom, and others.
0 l account of tho severity of tho storm, It was
upposed that the porty would remain over In
llarrisburg. This cltcumstance, together with
the heavy rain, prevented tho assemblage of
the people who, under other circumstances,
would have turned out to do honor to the re
tiring General. To thoso who were present to
welcome him, General Scott gave a cordial
grasp of the hand and a hearty benediction,
expressing a wish, however, that ho attempt at
a reception should be made. When tbe crowd
about tbe car cheered him, he said, good na
turedly, "Oh, go home, friends, and don't
make a noise." lie was assisted to his car
liage, and was driven to his son's residence in
Twelfth street. Adjutant General Thomas es
corted him to bis home.
General Lake A telegram from this city,
to the effect that one of the War Department
bureaus has negatived a requisition of General
Lane for some sappers and miners, Is magnified
by the Nw Yotk Journal if Commerce Into
prool ot the assertion that the Administration
" repudiates " General Lane, whereat the Jour
nal of Commerce U greatly rejoiced. Tbis is
drawiDg a large luference liom a very small
circumstance. Au abundance of reasons, be
sides " repudiaifon," may be imagined lor the
refusil (if such really occurred) to comply
with tbis particular requisition of General
Lane. If every general, who doe's not at once
receive everything he asks for, Is to be consid
ered an 'repudiated," all our geutrals aroprob
ably in that category.
We perfectly understand that General Lane
Is not tbe style of general that suits .the Jour
nal of Commerce. Tbe nvin after their heart,
was General Patterson. Being opposed to this
war altogether, they are naturally hostile to
anybody who prosecutes It with heart and en
ergy. Another IuportantDecision. On Saturday,
Provost Jndge Freese, of Alexandria, decided
that the property of a rebel debtor must be di
vided pro rata among tbe creditors who may
apply before the division la made. This is in
the present case considered to bear hard upon
Chapman, Lyon & Noyes, of New York, who
have been at the most trouble and expense to
test the question, and will thus collect only
about sixty per cent. As a precedent, how
ever, it is very important. It does not give
one creditor an advantage over an equally just
claimant who has been a moment later in mak
ing his application for redress.
In the case of Barley & Triplet, whose prop
erly was confiscated for the payment of North
ern creditors, Judge Freeso decided that the
order of tbe court was to Uko effect In five
days, unless his decision was overruled by the
President. As tbe time has oxpired without
the President's interference, we Infer that he
thus intends to sustain the Judgo in doing jus
tice to Northern mercbacts.
Tub Jewish Chatlaiv.- We copied an ai ti
de from the New York Tribune, a few days
ago, on the subject of x Jewish chaplain lor
the Cameron Dragoon', which, according to
that paper, were mostly composed of members
of tbe Jewish faltb, and had expressed a desire
to have tbelr own chaplain, which drew forth
a letter from the Secretary of War, showing tho
Impossibility of such an arrangement.
We are inclined to think that the whole mat
ter is a hoax, and that tbe Secretary bas been
Imposed upon by some person not connected
with the leglment.
Col Friedman, ol the Cameron Dragoonn,
called upon us yesterdiy, to siy that his regl
meut had never cxpi eased a desire to have a
Jewish chaplalu, and tlul there aie not more
than twenty Jews In his whole corps, and that
the whole story, as published In the Tribune,
is without foundation.
THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN
"BAKER AND COL. COLBUBN.
In our. edition of yesterday, we gave tho sub
stanco of tho correspondence between Dr. Ba
ker and Colonel Colburn. In the letter of Dr.
Baker, published in full In the Philadelphia
inoulrerj of yesterday, wo find the following
Interesting paragraph :
DR. BAKER TO COU OOLBCRN.
" It Is, perhaps, not out of place In this con
nection, for mo to remind you that Colonel
Baker's first order from General Stonowas
received at five o'clock ,A, M, on Monday
morning, and that the entire number of troops
placed nt his command was less than five
thousand. That being required to move at
fonr o'clock, he had no time to create means
of transportation, and consequently, tho best
he could do was to avail himself at once of
such means as he found at hand. Tho order
from General Stone was to advance the Cali
fornia battalion across Conrad's' Ferry, and
while on Harrison's Island, with but a portion
of his force, he hsd heard the Indication that
the Massachusetts companies Were engaged
with the enemy, and were probably sinking
before the overwhelming numbers, which a
subsequent order informed him would be
brought against them.
"You, sir, as a soldier, can tell whit would
have been n soldier's duty under such circum
stances, and can also judge what would have
been the verdict of the country and of bis Gen
eral had he permitted (hose gallant men to
perish without an effort for their rescue. I am
prond to be able to say that my brother was
not tho man to wait for his whole brigade
(which could not have crossed In many hours)
under such pressing circumstances. As for
myself, let me slate that, heavily as I suffer by
his death, I bavo no regrets that he perished
in rushing to the side of his beleaguered troops
in their dire extremity. Tbe minor statements,
as to Colonel Baker's sending out no scouts
and keeping up no communication with tho
shore, by which the Star, under lis assumed
authority, seeks 1o deprecate tho conduct of
my brother, need not to be exposed to you In
the face of the well known fact that tbe battle
was fought near Iho river baDk, and tbe com
munlcatlon was not interrupted for a moment
during the fight."
MAJOll ifKN. K. I). MORGAN.
The appointment of this gentleman to a
Major Generalship In tho army of the Union,
beside being ajust tribtito to the merits of a
most estimable man, is a handsome compli
ment to tbe monied and business interest of
New York, wllh which class General Morgan
has long been closoly identified.
Early in Hie, this distinguished gentleman
entered the counting-room of his uncle Nathan
Morgan, then the leading merchant of Hart
ford, Connecticut, and well known, not only
for bis exact business habits, but fur his high
tone of honest integrity, which principles he
faithfully instilled in tho mercantile educa
tion of young Morgan, who, at a very early
period of life, displayed much energy and
judgment in business matters, which attracting
the attention of his uncle, caused him to asso
ciate with him in partnership bla nephew, and
when, after a successful but short mercantile
career In the city of Hartford, he succeeded
his partner after bis decease, which finally
lead to his removal to New York, when more
room was allowed to his busineci acpacity
He soon, although with a comparatively limited
capital, took a prominent position among the
merchants of New York, and, with the associa
tion ot Mr. Geo. D. Morgan, successfully car
ried forward tho houe of E. D. Morgan & Co.,
still in existence, amid' crisis and crashes,
without once growing weak in the knees.
In politics, Governor Morgan has been equal
ly euccess'ul, and tbe determined war he has
made upon tbe corruptions of the Albany Le
gislature, prove that his honor is as pure and
unsullied in bis political as it was as a high
toned New York merchant, and whose exam
ple might well be held up for imitation to
other governors, whose Legislatures are tinc
tured with the taint of suspicions, most foul, to
say nothing of their own fair names.
It is hoped and believed, if Gen. Morgan
assumes a command in tbe field, that he will be
equally distinguished thcro as he has been in
his former pursuits. Certainly his integrity and
indomitable energy ot character fit, him for
any pursuit which be is willing to assume.
With him to act, is to bo a success His caution,
energy, and prudence combined, and etiong
points of character, eminently fit him for a com
mander. Death or Sam Hoiston. The death of Gen.
Houston Is announced through two channels,
and may be correct, although there was no
previous announcement of- bis ill health. Ho
was born near Lexington, Va., on tho 2d
March, 1793, thus making blm ovor C8 years of
PoitrAHLE Wooden Tent. Mr, Burn-lde, of
this city, has invented a tent for soldiers, which
appears to us far superior to any heretofore
exhibited. It is portable, and can be put up
without screws or nails. Stables and two-story
tents can be constructed in tin tame manner.
They would Le as comfortable as a Irame
bouse, and cost les than a canvas tent: We
learn that Mr. Burnslde will offer It to tro
War Department for its adoption.
Hon. Jos. Holt, of Kentucky, Hon. David
Djyls, of Illinois, and Hugh Campbell, of St,
Louis, have been appointed by the President,
commissioners to examine and report on tbe
unsettled claims against the Government in
the department of tho West. Samuil T. Glover
is appointed counsel for the Government.
The Reuel Force at Makahsah. -A dispatch
to tbe Philadelphia Press states that General
.McClellau has, through means not made pub
lic, intormed himself very minutely of the
movements of the enemy, tbe number and
strength of their batteries at and in the vicini
ty of Manassas Junction, the number of guns
they have mounted, and tho strength of their
army. He is guided in hla operations by a
full knowltdge of all their Important movo
Thanks to Mr. Eder, the mall agent, for
Philadelphia aud Baltimore papers In advance
of the regular mall,
Southern Confederacy not to no lleeog
From the London News of Oct. IS.
A vaguo notion seems to havj got abroad,
amongst a few of tho moro rab and exolted
mill-owners, that we could get over the diffi
culty of our position, and supply ourselves
with cotton to an unlimited extent at once, by
recognizing tho Southern Confederation. A
more faille, baseless, and utterly lllogloal' no
tlon, has perhaps never been entertained. Ir
tbe first plaoe, It Is Impossible for this countrj
or any other to recognize a Confederation
which does not yot exist, and very possibly
never may. Any recognition of the South now
would bo simply helping it in Its struggle for
existence. It would be taking a side In the
midst of n desperate conflict, and would thus,
of course, be In fact a declaration of war against
the North. But in the second place, If we did
recognize tho Southern Confederation ever bo
fully, if all the world recognized It, this would
not in the least further tho end In view. We
should bo not one whit nearer the cotton than
before. Tho Northern States would have ex
icily the same right to blockade the Southern
ports as now, and tbey would be certain to ex
erclse the right even moro stringently. We
should have no legal ground or pretence what
ever for attempting to break the blockade. II
we attempted it, this would equally be a de
claration of war against the North, and we
could only carry out the attempt by force.
But if force Is to bo used at all, it may Just os
well be used at once. And those who would
suggest the recognition of the South in order
to obtain a supply of cotton, ought logically to
demand from tho Government a naval arma
ment to take It by force.
From the London Tott of Oct. 17.
No foreign power has the smallest right to
interfere in the matter. Something might pos
sible bedono in the way of negotiation, although
that is very doubtful, but as to tbe question of
right there cannot be two opinions, as verj
erroneous notions have been and still are en
tertained upon this subject, we shall shortly
explain the true state, of the case. We shall
show, moreover, that, Instead ot mending mat
tets, any active interference upon our part
would only bring about fresh complications,
and very probably, Involvo us as principals
in a contest to which, lor many reasons, we
earnestly aesire io put a stop.
From th London Star of Oct. 17.
Wo innnot suspeat Earl Russell of the re
motest complicity with those .reckless Dolltl
clars wbo advocate the recognition of the
Confederacy as a preliminary to breaking the
DiocKiac. tint it is language like bis unguaru
ed, ambiguous, unsympathetic thatencouragen
tho hope of something being done by our
diplomatists and war ships to relieve the cot
ton crisis. The hope Is alike criminal and fal
lacious, Until conscience, and even shame,
the pale relict of conscience, have perished
from tbe public mind of England, no such
gigantic outrage can be possible.
Exchanuinu Prisoners. The Bangor (Me.)
Whig, noticing that our generals nt the West
exchange prlsoneis with tbe rebel enemy, sug
gests tti tt tb'e Administration " winks " at what
is dono in that way, while restrained bydlplo
inatlc considerations from entering itself upon
such negotiations. The IFAIj then proceeds to
ask why our generals elsewhere may not do
tbe same thing, amimlog the responsibility
themselves, and without any commitment ol
th'ise who hold the political authority of the
Gen. Van VlietJcK tho city yesterday fot
New York, upon business of importance in
connection with tLe army, Ho is expected to
return on Tuesday.
liowra KROM Ball's Bluff. We learn from
a gentleman who assisted in recovering some
five bodies which were found floating down
tho Potomac, near Georgetown, yesterday, that
two of them were lieutenants. One had seme
twenty or thirty dollars in his pockets, a re
volver, two doguerreotypes, supposed to be
the likeness of bjmelf and wife, and a bundle
of letters, directed to Lieut. Grays. Tbe
other body had his pockets cut oil', and uothing
was found on h's person t tell who be was, or
where ho belonged. One finger was cut off,
and it is thought that the rebels cut a ring
from tho fiuger, and then threw the body into
tbe river. The other three bodies were so mu
UlUed and decomposed th it it was impossible
to identify them. Mr. McQuillan, undertaker,
of Georgetown, took charge of the bodies, and
Ihey were buried yesterday afternoon.
Tenallytown, D. C, Nov. 3, 1861.
The commander at Great Falls telegraphs at
6 J P. M , that tbe body of an Infantry officer.
(grade unKnown, nao. ueen iouna in me roio
mac, two miles below bis post. Friends may
bo obliged by thu information.
John J. PtcK,
Wood and Coal. A correspondent wl-hes
us to remind tbe wood and coal dealers that
" .Erorf JonWs shall not inherit the kingdom of
Ill FU NEWS.
The only arrival ut tho navy yard yesterday
was tbe steamer Resolute, wblob brought up
an officer of General Slckles's brigade, wiib
several sick uoldieis.
Tho Mount Vernou and Powhatan lelt the
jurd yesterday, und weut down to tho flotilla.
fcXCHANOE op rnisosEns.
It Is said that Gen. McClellau is in favor of
adopting a system of exchanging prisoners.
uoiNU into win an qiarifus.
It is taid that Gen. McClellau lias no idea of
allowing the grand array of the Potomao to go
into winter quarters; which wo hope is true.
A COUPLE OF HLBELH NABBED.
Two rebels havo been brought to this city,
from Gen. Banks's division. One of them rep
resents himself to be a clergjmin, and goes by
tho name of Wilson. Ho is charged with con
veying salt to the rebels acioss tbe river, near
Harper's erry. tne otner mn is nnmeu Jouu
Grow, and was arro3ted at lilwards's Ferry.
COL. TOUMI St.NT AWAY.
Col. Young, ot Kentucky Light Cavalry no
toriety, who was recently arrested for endeav
oring to excite mutiny omong our troops, was
sint off by the autboiitles on Friday raorniug
for tbe North on the cars, a Ut McCunu, with
rare paw uy tue uoven.ment.
IlESiaNAION' OF LILIT. COL. S1KPT0H.
Lieut. Col. E J. Sleptue, ol Ihe Ninth Infon
try, bus resigned. Ills resignation, to date
from the 1st inrtont, bas beeu accepted.
HIE CONDITION OF HIE C1MIM.
The late htavy rain has tendeied somo of
the encampments qulto uncomfortable, Inso
much that In tome cites removal v, ill be neces
Koi tho National ltouMloan
It i obn'ru'd In the Republican ot Nut emUi
2d, that ' all female nurseB are ordered to leae
General Kearney's bilgade." No intlliOrhtd
nurses have ever been In service In any legl
ment of that brigade.
D. L. lux
Filtcenth street, No. 430, Nov. 2, 1861.
LATEST NKWS FROM TI1E SOUTH.
Confederate Accounts- of the Battles of
Ball's Butf and Bolivar. Heights Opin
ion of the Naval Expedition: AmiRS in
Tho following Intelligence from the South Is
taken from a copy of Iho Memphis Appeal, of
tho 2Ct'i of October, rocelved In New York.
The Appeal contains the following dispatches
in reference to tho battle and the disposition of
Richmond, Oct. 24. Five hundred aud fifty
two prisoners arrived this morning from Lees
burg battle. Among them are Col. W. R. Lee.
of the Twentieth Maseachusotls tegim-'nt: Col.
Cogswell, Twelfth New York regiment; Major
Rovare, of the Twentieth Massachusetts regi
ment; Adjutant Pearson, of the Twentieth Mas
sachusetts roglment; Assistant Surgeon Revere,
of tho Twentieth Massachusetts regiment; six
captains and eleven lieutenants from the New
York, Massachusetts, end California regiments.
Considerablo additional number of prisoners
will be brought down to morrow. Some report
tho number of prisoners at over one thousand.
The lowest estimate is six hundred. No relia
ble details yet received In regard to tho killed
and wounded among tho Confederates.
Richmond, Oct. H , P. M. One hundred and
lxty ranre Federal prisoners reached hero this
afternoon. Passengers report that Lecsburj:
Is now In tho possession of twenty thousand
Federals. Tho Confederates retired under or
ders to evacuate Leesburg If tho Federals ap
peared In large force. Previous to the battle
on Mondiy, It Is understood similar orders were
issued, but uolonel Evans fought the battle
notwlthstindlng. The Confederate loss will
int reach two hundred killed, wounded, and
Numerous Incidents are related of tho gal
lant deeds performed by Confederates. Men
never fought with moro dariog chivalry. No
official Information has been received of the
occupation of Leesburg by the Federals. Gen
tlemen who left thero nt four o'clock Wednes
day afternoon, deny tho statement. In official
circles tbe Federal occupition of Leesburg Is
regarded very probable, even though not yet
accomplished. Several gentlemen, who were en
giged in, and witnesses of the battle near Lees
burg, on Monday last, say tho rout was com
pletethat the panic exceeded that of Manassas
plains. Whon they took to the river, their head"
appeared almost as thick as blackbirds. It
is impossible to describe tho scene or estimate
the number drowned. Hundreds were shot
whllo swimming and struggling in the water.
Many left their clothing of all kinds, and they
drowned each other. Most of our wounded
are expected hero tvmorrow. Tho Federal
prisoners are expected to-day.
A private dispatch has been received by' Col.
Coleman, to the following effect:
Grand Junction, Oct. ,26, 1861 Dispatches
from Leesburg report seven hundred prisoners
tasen uy tne uonieueratcs. A son ol Gov. ret
tu, of Mississippi, was among our killed. Cant,
Burt, of the Eighteenth Mississippi, was badly
wounded. No officers were killed in tho seven
teenth (i eatherston's) Mississippi regiment,
Our loss is less than was first reDOrted.
The lollowii'g is a copy of a special dispatch
to ine new uneans I'icayune:
Manassas. Oct. 23, 1801. Three hundred
prisoners have arrived bero to day from Lees
burg. two hundred and ton others remain at
THE BATTI.H OF nOLIVAR UIICHITri.
The AppeA copies tho following from the
Virginia True Press, of October IStb:
The battle commenced about eight o'clock
in the morning the enemy having placed
themselves In the woods and surroundings at
Red Hill, abovo the lower toll-gate, formerly
occupied as an encampment by the Second Vir
ginia regiment, before tbe evacuation ot liar
fier's Ferry. Although the enemy were In
arge numbers, they were driven from their po
sition with heavy loss, secreting themselves in
a large brick bouse, unoccupied, belonging to
Mrs. Wager, and other houses, from which tbey
wero soou routed and scattered In all direc
tions. But two pieces of small artillery were
used by tho Confederates a largo gun having
broken tho carriage upon which It was placed,
and which was left and taken by the enemy
whilst Ihey brought to bear large guns from
the Muryland Height", and afterwards rifle om-
non. The less upon tbe Federal side in killed
and woundod was not less than 45 or 60, whis'
but one was killed on the Confederate side a
Mr. bimmer, of the militia, from Rockingham.
A man callirg himself Benajah Pratt, a oorpj
nil of the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvanlareglment,
was taken prisoner, and has been sent to Rich
mond. Tbe Rev. N. G. North, of this town,
who was near the scene of action, as a specta
tor, was taken prisoner by the enemy. The
borso upon which ho was riding was slightly
shot, a bill passing along tho line of his back
bone, grooving the skin la Its passage. Mr. N.
is still a prisoner, but will, doubtless, be booh
The enemy, In their flight, secreted them
selves In cellars, and remained there until they
were reinforced, when tbey returned with ar
tillery, by which they were enabled to take
our broken down gun. But fur Ihe accident
to our gun, tho enemy would have been cut to
pieces. As It was, however, they lost, in their
flight, upwards of 100 colli and blankets, be
sides other trappings Great credit Is due to
every command, and tbe militia behaved with
commondablo bravery. We learn that the re
ported loss, on our side, is 159, and their loss,
70 or SO. As official reports will bo given by
the oclcers In command, wo have confined our
selves to a mere outline of the battle. Suffice
It to say, however, the victory on the Confed
erate side was complete, tho enemy making
tracks, in baste, to Maryland.
WUAT 19 THOUGHT OF TUB NAVAL EXPEDITION.
The Appeal copies tho account ot the naval
expedition, as published in tho New York
Commercial Advertiser, and alludes lo it edito
rially, as lollows :
1 be account stinntcs the preparation large
ly, and It will be i-een that tbe destination of
the armada, and the t'eulfl it is to accomplish are
also announced with great perspicuity. The
Richmond Enquirer ol the 23d states that a
gentleman who was at Annapolis on Wednes
day of last week, confirms the stalcmtnts of tho
Commercial ith legurd to that point. A very
large military force h'ld been etsembled there
with all the celerity which tho railroad would
allow. Tbo regimeut3 were drawn, very many
of tbem, from Washington, and comprised some
of tho choicest of McClellau's command, of
both infantry and uitlllery. Nine transport
steamei8 hud arrived to convey them away, and
others were coming. Tbe opinion was also
pre ailing ihat the design of tbis piratical
armament was to operate agalnit Virginia;
that either tbe James or the York river was
to be tho thialre of its debarkation The op
erations which have taken nlace in tho penin
sula, and the riimms from that quarter, liavo
It tor tbe prcFOiit time m uouui wnctacr tue
Biiriniso above slated has not already proved
to bo true The article from the Commercial,
lioniver, is the Federal story; as tho Enquirer
remarks, it is impossible to distinguish be
tween what it tells lor truth, and what may be
divulged to deceive the houth.
AHAIRS IN IUC1IMOMJ
L'oii.spoadtn eof thu MerunhU Aiical
Richmond, Oct. 21,1861.
Otlivuitl Vm, cfllcers till over t ,wn Walk
wheie yuu will, like Iho ciunon at Dalaklava,
theie nrn oflloun tome lo Iho light nf yen,
some to tho leit of you, some Just in fiont ol
yon. Orncus (f all grades and descriptions,
from the general In his bulf lacings to the Utile
artilleiy lieutenant with tbe scarlet trimmings.
Go lo church, and the chance Is you'll see an
offioer In tbe pulpit. Go to a concert, and you
may hear an officer perform a solo on the civ
rloner. Go to the hotels, end tho main saloon
of the Exchange, or the Spotswood, looks as
gay as a tulip bed or at poultry show. Zouave
captains, crowntd with their blazing red caps
and waddling abont In their loose Irowsers ;
cavalry colonels.gold laced In three lines from
wrists to elbows; Infantry majors, In smart
uniforms fresh from the tailors,' and probably
as yet unpaid for, all rrovlng in and out of the
miscellaneous crowd In bewildering confusion.
Tho ignorant visitor wonders how the army
gels along In their absence, and what such a
multitude of fighting men In commission can
he doing in Richmond. I make no effort to ex
plain It. As correspondent, t only seek to glvo
you rapid sketches of what is Been and talked
about here, and officers just now are more seen
a good deal than anything else. ,
Bad news' from tho forces under General Lee
at Big Sewell Mountain! A gentleman of tbis
city, occupying high position In tho Govern
ment, has just reached Richmond from General
Lee's headquarters. Tho enemy under none
crans was In full retreat towards the Ohio, but
pursuit was Impossible. The roads were in the
most awful condition. Dead horses and mules
that had perished in their tracks, broken wag.
ons and abandoned stores, lined tho road to
Lcwltburg. There was no such thlcg as get
ting a team or wegen through uninjured. The
road beyond Big Sewell was, If any thing, worse
than on this side of it. To bo sure, tho dlffl
cultles were quite as great perhaps even
greater for the Yankees, In their flight, as for
our troops in pursuing them. But General
Lee was entirely out of provisions, and had not
the wherewith to cook the mxt meal for him
self or to serve tho next ration to bis BOldiers.
The general was not In the best health, and, It
mBy wen oe imagined, not in tne best spirits.
The splendid horse that was rircscntcd to him
just before he left this city, had been lamed In
two legs, ana was unfit tor servloe. It will be
absolutely necessary for General Leo to aban
don his position in a very short time as unin
habitable for his army, and go Into winter
quarters. Whero this will be whether in tho
Kanawha Valley or on fhe lino of tho Central
railroad Is uncertain, but muoh depends on
the choice as to tbe footing the Yankoes will '
have In Western Virginia next spring.
Gen. Uugcr Is expecting n combined move
ment upon Norfolk, and Gen. Magmdcr appre
hends the landing of a largo force in Mobjack
bay. The better opinion here Is that these
will bo but feints to divert attention from a
really formidable assault to be made Imme
diately on the Evansport battery. This assault
Is intended by McClellan beyond n doubt, and
It m ly bi a true explanation of the withdrawal
of Johnson's army within tho lines of Manas
eas, where they can co-op'rate readily, and at
four hours' notice, with the command of Gen.
Homes at the battery. Ficin tbe Information
I hive recoived, I am bo confident that tho
attempt will be mado by a heavy force from
Washington to re open tbe navigation of the
Potomac at nn early day, that I predict you
will hear of a severe engagement there before
this letter gets to Memphis.
The Hods. John O. Breckinridge, Humphrey
Marshall and Wm. Preston, of Kentucky, ar
rived hero by the Danville train this afternoon,
aud took lodgings at tbe Spotswood Hotel. It
having been known beforchand'that they were
on the train, a large crowd us'einbled at the
depot to welcome tbem to tbis city, and In re
sponse to an entnusiastio call, Air. urtcliin
ridge made a stirring speech from the platform
of tbo car. His noble address to the people
of Kentucky has been published lu our clly
papers, and has excited a foiling of renewed
udmlratlon for this eminent statesman.
The Memphis Appeal has tho following at
tho head oT its columns :
For Prcsldont, Jefferson Davis, of MisU-
sippi j for Vice President, Alexander 11. Ste-
pnens, oi ueorgia.
A petition to the Leg'slaturu U being circu
lated in Panola county, Tennessee, praying
that body to pa's a law lor the purchase of the
cotton crop of tbo State, and that piymcnt in
whole or in part be made by treasury notes ;
that the cotton bo pledgod for tbe redemption
of the notes. The petitioners further ask that
if this cannot be done for the State at large,
that it be dono for the county of Panola.
Tho Tennessee Legislature, on tho 20th of
October, passed laws to repeal penaltl s against
8oldiersfor carrying bowieknlveB; toaulbo.
lizo tax collectors to receive treasury notes of
the Confederate States for taxes ; to make it a
capital offence for slaves to burn n barn or
other outhouses. A bill to miko slaves real
property for taxable purposes was lost.
In the Conlcderate States court, In ses-lon
at Charleston, Judgo MHgrath delivered his
opinion in favor ot tbe conslltutlonallly of the
An intelligent gentleman iust from Wash
ington, says that Lincoln's foicesin Maryland,
Virginia, and the District of Columbia, num
ber fully 200,000. They aro well-equipped,
with the exception nf tbo cavalry, which aro
much interior to the Confederate cuvaliy.
Another Georgia regiment, under command
ol Col. David J. Bailey, was mustered into
service on tbe 2lBt ult
The Houston (Texas) Telegraph, of Iho 16th
ult., says : '- Wo understand tbe first two regi
ments ol Sibley's brigade are now full. The
third is forming. All coinpauies that offer, up
to 6,000 meu, will probably be accepted."
When Gen. Lovell arrived in New Orleans,
by his own request, ho was not saluted. He
said : " Gentlemen, keep your powder dry, and
spend It ou tbe enemy."
Gen. A. S. Joht.stou has been placed in com
mand of ail tbe Conli derate forces In Missouri,
and bas Issacd a proclamation forbidding any
property leaving Ihe State.
A secession newspaper bas been started in
Columbus, Ky., under tbe auspices of Pillow
and his troops. Its title is tho Daily Confede
Gen. Van Dorn has been made the recipient
ot a superb war steed, magnificently capari
soned, as au evidence of the admiration and
gratitude of tho people tf Texas.
Lieutenant Hale, of the troops at Fortress
Monroe, was captured while drilling iu a boat
off Pig Point Battery, on thu morning of the
The Union prisoners captured at tbe Santa
Rosa light are In confinement at Montgomery,
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