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PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, JULY 5, ISM.
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THE GREAT NAVAL COMBAT.
Attempt of Semmcs to
Board tho "Kearsago."
' Nw Yoait, July S. The steamer .Veto York,
from Bremen, reports that on (he evening of the
22d nH., (ho plated In the British channel a
J screw steamer, with the Rebel colore
flying, and bound innthriut.
The Paris correspondent of the London Olebt
"The Alalmmn Bifida two at'empts to board
til htHrtage, but tin commander of the lattof
onlmano avred Simmoi, and finally sent a
projectile right through ;he Alahama'i
beler, tnd then ceding what had oc
curr.d, he broo'nt aii die guns to bear on
the pira'.ij jn a concentrated broadsldo from slar
J"!d, and made a breach four yards !o length
trader her water line, when ehe began to link
From I'ort lluitann.
Nkw Yoiik, July . I.atc private advices from
Tort Hudson, show that the Rebels are sotu;
what active in tho vicinity, but avoid that place.
They have endeavored to establish thomsclves
n the banks of the Mississippi at Tunica Bend
and at Fort Adams.
General Ullman has been placed in command
of nil the colored troops In the Department of
the Gulf, comprising thiry-five regiments of all
arms. Ilia bend garters are at Tort Hudson.
Generals Sickles and Reynolds lately visited
The troops there are in excellent health. The
weather wan very hot.
General ln k Taylor croftied the Atchafalaya
rWi r on the 6th if June, and an engagement
ensued, but no particulars or conformation had
General Cunby expected to visit Port Hudson
by the 1ft of July.
Ibe 19th Army Corps lately encamped at
Morganrla, but expected soon to move under ro
cint ordeis trom General Csnhy, but in what
direction is not known. Among the plunder
recei t y secured by some Rebel guerillas at the
C'ptareof the Pest House, some distance from
P .it Hue son, was a large amount of clsthing
Intended for the flames, having been used by the
Ta Departure or the NtsMsmer "Alrlei."
Nw Yohk, Inly 6. The s'eamer Afriea'i
gnatls will close to-morrow at 7 o'clock A. M.,
and the stesmer will sail at t) o'clock.
Tbo Quota f New York Filled.
Aidant, July 8. Governor Bcymonr has been
offlrially Informed by Ocnoral Fry that th State
of New York is entitled to a credit of 4733 men
ever all calls. It appears that the State has pent
nioie man 4uu,uuu nun to me war.
New Yohk, July 4. A cricket match between
the Second-eleven of New York and the Boston
Clnb was plsyed yesterday at i.ast Cambridge.
The New York Club won the first Innings the
ecore Handing 77 to 60. On the second innings
New York made 114 and Boston 72.
To-morrow a great match will take place
Detween the isew lorx duo ana an Massncnu
setts, in which great interest if manifested.
Market by Telegraph.
Nw York, July 6. Flour quiet ; sales of
WOtbll at tU li Colli (or Ptilte: lku,l'J fur Ohio. sml
tlnl'J'to lor Sftoibern. Wheat ma ;"! of H0.U.0
kuiiu at tfitioti-.A i"r Milwaukee Ulut. Corn dscnurd
K3Mnti sales or ik, oi baaiiou at i't. iiwr nra.
'rrk tirady at tlsfturnr Mass. Lard dullat W eeiiui
limn Is tiujflt Mt J4u.
Stocks belter, especially Government. ChlcAgo
na noes ifiina, 11.1; i. iimiKTisna pmerrea. q t ; ima.Ha
'Catral, ml ; mid on Klver, Vlnonis lit, lit; Mical-
IsuCsilull. SS; Mlcliltran Houuurn.tH'i -, N. V. Central
, nrwimi, iiKi 7. i i i im oil im i vk-tciiiuu auti n.na
S9; riiiearo and N. T irk Noririiirn, IM; One Year
I'trtiru'itiiMi, bi ; Trestur r-iw, iih; o-iu uoupon., 10,;
LAI EST CITY UTTELLIQEROE.
Stats or Thbrmomktrr To-dat. Six A. M,
71. Noon, 80. One P.M., 81. YVlndN.
Fill this Moenino. About baft-past eight
o'clock this miming fire broke ont in a large
tone structure, about 00 by 40 feet, fronting on
Landing avenue and running back to Canal street,
short distance from the Fairmount Park. The
building was known as Flack' Preserver, and
had a frame roof thatched with staw. The first
story, or preserver, is built under around.
s The apartment aoove is u-ed for see, in ordor
to tecure a cold temperature. Ic in used for tlie
prestrvailon of fiuiu, eggs, butter, etc., and is
well tiatronuud br cuuiectioners and oilier.
The structure Is owned by Wm. M. Fluck : hut
t the time of the lire was used by Wm. ElKins.
The stotkof fruit on hand is not supposed to
hae been grcat,altbough about (KKM) worth won
xi-ewed to anive Miiueliuie to-day. The whole
or me root aua tne upper story, unco tor sioriug
txe ice, was u.iirojco.
The 11a mn extended to the dwelling of Mr.
f la k, a three ai.d a half-stoiy brick. Tue'indd-
ing was deniro.vt d to the second story. A large
pari I tne tuiniture was saved, lue awulliu
was Injured to the aniouut of which win
nioie urn n cover the Ions, mere was aio mu in
tvrxuci of SiOO on the iurniture.
Tbe toutii coriilce of the KiuUo lloue was
desrn yd aud tnu cupulo damaged ny tne tiaiuui.
The ti ird and f urtu stoiy windows were ulo
dtmroyid, und the boure badly Hooded with
Water. The Hiulto In limned to Kll Krupp, wtlo
tin ai his lo- at 10u0, upjn wuicli tiicro is
Do lunuruncc. luu bullOluK was occuptud liy
( brift. pher Dcui-h, who estimates bis loss at
Hl.'KHii no iiisurimcu.
The flumes were tlrrt seen to issue from the
0 litre oi tbe roof f the preserver, and may have
iriginuted from firework. The preseivcr wa
vulbtcai J-fU.t;, upuu wliH li tui re is uu ni-iir-a
nee oi S'.jUo. On uicouni if the alienee ol Mr
Klkin tioni the eit) , the Ion by daingd to t lie
su.ek on liana cannot ta a-i eruiiiie J.
Trhkihi.i: Oi tbaob List evening between
tight and nine o'clu. k,Mi Thomas Me'iu
Steward of the ITinted States UoSiiul at II id
dingtou, was thrown fiom one of the ear ol'iliu
Wtt 1 hi adelhla l'.iMiiu.rr Uailway, and had
his arm -nn over nnd so fchiK kingly ma igled
Unit auiputailon was rendered neeessury.
Mr. Mif gins hud given up his KO.it to a lady lu
the car, aud alter going out upon the platform
lie was so rudely jobtlud that he remarked to
one of the bysbinders. "if you will allow me I
will get oil." I lion tlds some one in the crowd
guve hiin a push, wliieJi thiew him from the cur
aud ciuibed mo tnglitiul accident described.
DtATii.- Samuel llobcrtt, who was struck oi
; the head by a locomotive on the (icrmaii:own
llsi n iid on Friday night, died at tho bosjiitu
IUM ( l llll.g.
CiiESNi r Srui:iiT Tukatkk. Tho season nt
tliia theatre clcn-d la-,t trciilng to a vrrjr (ouil linuse. Til
Yreu sui r, after a inont h vkouie stuy Willi it. Iiavu
yone Into tlie darinrgs wlisoen they cauie.
Tho ci oinut lai enjoyed a prjiltubio season, and If
moro stti litlou Imd been de oled lo Its wetlum wo sru ol
the opli.lou tout tlie peeanlary n irsnli of ,11011 s eonre
would 1 ave mslsrislly Increased tUe present mollis of the
manojier. II was cn.tly ,,.a it t.Tenlni wlm urn tl.e
tsvoinei of U e patrons ot Hi. ciiesuit.and ivsliope ili it
Uie usnuin me.it, sppreri illng .ueli a demru on tl.o pari
of Ike ulille, iU slluw uo sluirl-sUli ed snj nli.n. t
polity to li.tirfere beti i en It atiC there-eittfig-onirntofituir
Air. Vi'srd, 1xcePe.1t In cntuofy and chsrater iisrts,
re' l ived tlie eoipllnti nt of rh eiiihtmiiiitie r.ftna init
v ti.lU'. til ltiiiliMtl.o el' t!.i' C uili-.-O ill.t lii il,.
H en Nttt?r. was a ILn-ti iiti i e nl'm-tliiu, soil we itiu:.
II Is p'uee ill the ecina y emilil tie ml' U li uny one ul-o
w b Mi'.lslaeilijU 10 tl.e iiuOlle. i r t he prks. A eio.( tteuu
is 1 ol hi es I y lori-ulii'ii. Wu lipu 10 bee liiui in Jtl
piO it ili.re m-t hpjuoii.
AiUs ioi r:. jr, wlme setlng tia t danelnc lisve slile(l
sri(.iiy lii I e iu t- k' i I itie-i-iiu-luii of mt itraiui,
r;'i' d'v est.Pii I t il 1.,-ifci n s . h luv r:ti.-. Hsu i ouni. e .1 -led,
and lvno'"US ss so s.'tii'.i, a elissle soil 111 leenil
iiu irrfMlifl In lirl'lisnl sree-sdn 1.1 snv eo.uip.uiy.
si in l.eiiiion, i;r'-sl limirite 111 Una cue, K"- lo S w
O kausuext ssaioii, Uma ulua'-lid liaittwi li Ur;e
PIRATE "ALABAMA" SUNK
SEMMES' CAEEEE AT AN END
NINE REBELS KILLED AND
U. S. Sloqp-of-war "Kear
sago" the Victor.
AN ENCLISH SHIP SAVES
SEMMES FROM DEATH.
rillATE LEAVES HIS VALUA
BLES AT CHERBOURO.
THE REBEL GOES OUT FOR A FROLIC.
SEMMES SLIGHTLY WOUNDED.
II IH OFFICIAli ACCOUNT.
rco( i:i:i)ics of the coference.
etc, r:t., i"to., inc., Eto.
New Yohk, July 5. The BU-aracr City 0
Baltimore arrived at this port thit morning.
The pirate Alabama has been iui)k by tho
United State gunboat Kearnage. Nine Rebels
were killed, and twenty wounded.
tCRTIIFR PARTICl'LARH OF TUE
UMKIXG tr TUB "A1.1BAWV
Niw York, July 6. The steamer City of
Baltimore, from Liverpool, with Liverpool date
to the 23d nit., arrived at this port at half-past
nine o'clock this morning.
The steamship Atia arrived out on the 10th,
the Kedar on the 20th, the .Vora Scotian on the
21st, and tbe Etna on the 22d.
The pirate Alabama, Captain Semmei, left
Cherbourg on the 19th inst. to engage the United
8taUi steamer Kmrtaye, Captain John A. Win
slow, and attacked her ten miles from Cher
bourg. Tbe engagement lasted aa hour nnd forty
Both vessels made seven complete circles In
manunvrlrig, at a distance of from a quarter to
half a mile.
The Alabama wai then nnk.
The pirate Semme and hie crew were nearly
all saved by the English yacht Dcerhound.
Renimes was slightly wounded in the band.
Nothing additional of moment has been re
ceived of the Keartagc and Alabama fight.
Tlie whereabouts of th Keartaje is doubtful.
One rumor pluclng cr at Ostcnduud, and an
olhir at Cherbourg. She landed soma wounded
men at the latter place.
Before going out, Semmes left all his chrono
meters, sixty in nnmlier, with his specie and
ransom bonds, at Cherbourg.
It is confirmed that no one was killed on the
A'sarM?,and only three sailors slightly wounded.
Tbe vessel sostalncd very little Injury.
Semmes declined a public dinner which was
tendered him at Southampton, and went to Paris
to report to the Confederate Commissioners.
Three of the Alabama'i officers, aid six of her
crew, Undid at Cherbourg from a French pilot-
boat, and also several from tho liritlsh ship
Semmes publishes an account of the engage
ment, lie says be bad nine killed and twenty-one
wounded, and charges tlie Keartag with con
tinued firing after ihe Alabama struck her flag,
Tbe foilowlug is his extended report of the b ti
tle between the gunboat AVouo s and the pirate
The encounter was witnesied by the English
steam yacht Oeerhowut, and that vessel picked
up Captain Semmes and the crew of the Alibama,
and took them to Oowes, wbenec lie furnished the
On the morning of Sunday, the 19lh, at 10-30,
the Alabama was observed steaming out of Cher
bourg harbor toward tho steamur Keartagt.
At 1110 tbe Alabama commenced the action by
firing with her starboard battery, at a distance of
about a mile. Tbe Kearsaje also opened fire
immediately with her smriioi'd guus, and a
tbarp tugtigcmeut with rapid tiling trom both
ships was kept up, both shut mill soell being dis-
i hinged. In niuiiu uvilug, both vessels made
seven complete circles, at a dl.Unca of frois
iuarti r to half a mile.
At 12 o'clock the bring fr mi the Alabama was
oliMrrid to s'm kca, aud she appeared to bo
making had sail ami shaping her course fur laud,,
wlin h ui distant ubunt 11 n" ini os.
At 12 30 ilia t'untedirute shi.i ,vas in a disabled
tm! ni.ku g condition.
The J rr 1 wn nil immediately made towards ber,
and in pai-sitig tho A"an ie was re jested to
drtii t iu taving the crew ot lue Alubama,
VI. en the learlwund was still at a distance of
two hundred yards tbe Alabama sank, and the
Peat hound then lowered her bouts, and with Ihe
assistance of I hose from tbe siukiug vessel, suc
ceeded in saving about forty men, including Cap
nin Semmes and thirteen olllcers.
The hiartaiie wo apparently much disabled.
The Aluuamu't loss was as follows: Drowned,
one olluer and one man; killed, six men;
i unilcd, one ollitcr and sixteen men; CipUin
Si 11, lues in the baud. The Kcarsaye't boats
were lowered, and wl'h the assistance of the
1 renin pilot, snccecded in picking up the re
nuiiiii'er of the ctcw.
t'i liiio itilng out to light, Captain Semmes con
lided lo a gtiitleiiiuu oa thoia the journals aud
ail the documents connected with the cruise of
of the Alabama.
It is siutcd that a formal challenge ti fight was
given by the Jieartaii; und accepted by Captain
Aicorulpg to tome accounts tbo Kcarsaiji bad
sustained considerable damage, her sides being
toin open, showing tho chain-plating.
A deipalch frum Cherbourg, where It l pre
sumed the Kearsaye had arrived, says tuatshu
bud suffered uo duiiage of Importance, aud that
none of her officers or crew were killed or
wounded, and only three of herseumen woaudJil.
'Ihe Htanage cn ptured sixty -eight of tho o:Iloer.
nrd crew of tlie Alaban-a.
In the House of Lords, Lord Derby nwle iu
fiulrlcs as to the arrest and imprisonment In
Uostou, for ten days, of Montreal uiervhuiU
TI e Alabama was Dullt at Liverpool, or Tilrkcn
hrnd, nnd left the hitter port in August; is tibout
1200 tons burden, draught ahout fuurtron fo't ;
enpinis by Laird (It Pons, Birkenhead, lwi'2. She
is a wooden venel, propelled by a ercw, copper
bottom, about 210 feet lonir, rather narrow,
painted black outside nnd drab inside; has n
round stern, billet head, very little sheer, (lu-li
deck fore nnd aft ; a bridce forward of the smoke
Slack ; carries two large black bout on cranes
amlil.-hlps forward of the main rigKlng; two
black quarter-boat between the main and miz
ten n asts, one small black boat over the stern,
on er.n.es ; the spare spars, on a gallows between
tbe bridge and foremast, show above the rail.
She carries three 3'2-pounilcrs on a side, and Is
pierced for two more amidships ; has a 100-pound
ntted t ivot pin forward of the bridge, and a OS
pound pivot on the main deek; has tracks laid
forward for a pivot bow gun, and tracks aft for a
pivot stern chaser all of which she will take on
board to complete her armament Hr guns
are of the Blakely pattern, and manufactured
named Levy, without apparent cause. He wished
to know if reparation had bean demanded of or
tendered by the American Government,
Earl Russell said be knew nothing of the case,
but promised to Inquire.
In the House of Commons Mr. Berkeley's
annual motion fur a vote by ballot was rejected
by 89 majority.
Mr. Hennessey moved a resolution regretting
Irish emigration, and urging legislation to
Lord ralmerstou contended that emigration to
America was simply caused by the fact that the
emigrants' condition was improved thereby, and
consequently it could not be chocked.
The motion was rejected. There has been no
change In tbe Dana-German Sjuestlon.
It Is stated that Austria is the ouly belligerent
that fuvors the proposed arbitration. It is also
stated that the cry for -peace Is loud at Vienna.
The London journals, except the London Star,
continue their warlike tone to Germany.
Tbe Ministerial crisis at Copenhagen has been
The Spanish Ministers hare resolved to avoid a
war with I'eru.
Qi'Eenrtoww, June 23. The Conference
accomplished 'nothing. The terms of arbi
tration have been rejected, and the Con
ference is regarded as a failure. It will meet
again on tbe 2oth, but the proceedings will be
It is supposed that hostilities will recommence
on tbe 2,sth.
LivAhfool, June 22. The sales of cotton for
two days were 12,000 bales, ata decline of (nj d.
The suits to speculators and importers were 1000
Tbe Manchester advices aie unfavorable. The
market was inactive, owing to the uncertainty in
relation to European politics.
Uresd-tulfs firmer, and all qualities have im
proved to a trifling extent.
I'rovbions steady and unchanged.
The slock of Cotton In port is 6O.O0O bales.
1'iour is quoted as having an upward tendency.
Whoat firmer, at an advance of Id. 'aid. Corn
firmer lit 3d. advance. Mixed Com 28s. fid.
1'kovinions. Fork firmer, and unchanged.
Iloron steady. But.er, no Sules. Lsrd quiet.
l'mime-K. Asbes, sales small. Sugar quiet
aid steady. Colli e Inactive. Hire quiet Com
niooltofiu quiet and steady. Spirits Turpentine
70s. Petroleum unlet and steady ; refined V.4. 2d.
Lomik'H, Jnue22 Illinois Central Shares 3.1(3)
'ib (linoiint ; Eiie 6.10 So.
Lrvmroor,, June 2.1. Breadstuff have an
upward tendency . Provisions steady ; but with
a downward tendency. Produce quiet and
IxamoN, June 21. Illinois Central shares, 3d
(35; trie, bl(tr.
TIIE I.CI KNKi FIGHT. - ;-
Kkw Yohk, July 6. A note from tho Ameri
can Consul at Liverpool, dated June 22, states
that no one was killed on tbe Keartagt, and but
three of her crew were slightly injured, and the
vetsel was very little Injured.
The Nts-Hmrr ' livstnaa-e.
The Kvartait is a tbird-rste screw gunboat of
lO.'il tons. She carries eight broa Iside g 111s.
une bow pivot, and two stem boat howitscrs.
The Unm-Uoop hranage was built at II stou
n 1Wj2, ai d left for speclul service about a year
sso. She Is a very hundso'ne vessel, and her
Ulcers ljive dil gently watched for an oppor
tunity to engage both tho Alabama nnd the
Heie is a lii-t of the olllcers coram lading this
vessel, uow to becouie so well marked in our
naval history :
Ciiplaln, John A. Winslow.
Lltutenant-Comuiauder, Jumcs S.Thornton.
Surgeon, John M. Brown.
Paymaster, Josrph A. Smith.
Engineers Chief, William A. Cuscliman.
Ashihtants Second, William II. Bedlam.
Third, Fred. L. Miller, Sydney L.
Sniilii, and Henry McConnclI.
lloatswaiu Jumes C. Walton.
Acting Gunner Franklin A. Graham.
TO-DAY'S WASHINGTON NEWS.
Spitlal Despatches to EtciiIus Telegraph.
Washington, July 5.
The President yesterday signed a largo unrulier
i f Important bills, among them tho Gold bill und
the Wur Income Tax bill.
Krw IJet-'relary of tlie Treaaury.
Mr. Eesscnden bus entered upon his duties
this luoruiug, ai d his policy will soon be duvul
c ped. It is stilted by his most iutiuiate frieuJj
tliut he will adhere to Mr. Chase's plans,
The Wlntir-Daris Heconstruction bill wai uot
signed by the President.
' Cannl Ilrcnk. ' '
At iisxY, July 6. The break in the Ldc Canal
fat liunkfxirt will be closed to-duy.
. Ji-sr;,j.;.j.nT , ,.V,.W -r-. Mm..r-. T "T" T -lJ t. J , - Jf
by Wesley A Preston, I.iverpnoi, 1WV2. She
Is biirqiic rigged ; bus very long, bright I iwer .
masts, and black ninst-lii iid" ; yard bluclt, long '
ynrd-artii", short pole (ay one or two feci), I
with small dog-vanes nn each, nnd a pendant 10
the main; studding sail booms on the fore and '
Dinln ; and has wire rlgalng. Carries nn her
foremast a square foro-ail; large try-sail with
two reefs, nnd a bonnet top-a:l with two reefs,
top gnllnnt sail nnd royal. On the mainmast a
largo try-sail with two reefs and a nnnnet. No
square mainsail bent, top-sail to reef-, top-gul-bint
sail and royal. On tho ml.en-niusi, a very
large spanker and a short three-cornered gulf
top sail ; has a fore and foretop-mo-t stay-sail
anu jio; nns una no stty-siiu to tlie
I main or nilen-nnist bent or royal yards iilofl
Is rrpressi'iited to go thirteon knots under can
vas and tifteen under steam. Can get steam in
twenty minute, hut seldom uses it except In a
chase or an emergency. H.ut all national Maes.
but usually sets the St. George's cross nn ap
proachlng a vessel. Her present complement
FROM GEN. SHERMAN'S ARMY
THE ASSAULT OP JUNE 27.
DEVOTED GALLANTRY OF OUR TROOPS
T II 12 11 K 1 J L H TZ.
WE CAIX CROCXD IT ILL POINTS.
OUH L.OHH .
IIET KILLED AND WOUNDED 0ITICER3
Eront or KirNF.SAW Mountain, Go., June 27.
An assault took place to-day along portions of
our lines at several presumed weak places In the
tncmy's fortifications. The armies had been
cor Inn ting each other for several days without
feri us fighting, and without mater I il cbungo In
the lines. Kenetow Mount iln was the apex of
Johnston's lines. His Hanks Isting repul-ed, his
right wing bent back until it ran but little east of
Tl.e nemy held stubbornly to the position,
knowing that to yield any commanding point
wr.uld give us Marietta, and compel bis retreat
south of the Chattahoochee, lio n armies were
in strong orks, the npimsite salient being so
near in some places that skirmishers could not
bo thrown out. The honr for the assault was
I'ued for 8 o'clock this morning.
Four brigades nf Ueneral Lo;an's Corps, New
(on'tt ipivision of the 4tb Corps, anil Davis'
Division of the 14th Corps, were selected to
a uiu It the enemy's intreni hmrms at three dil
fmnt points'. At the appointed time, Ueaoral
Gik-s Smith's llrigade, aud General Llirht
1 urn's bilvade of Ueneral Morgsn L. Smith's
Division, Waicott's lirigade of Harrow's Di
vision, and detachments from Osrerhatis'
Division, commanded by General R. Wooditll,
of 'Logan's, assaulted the enemy's posi
tion on Little Kenesaw, a commanding knob
joining Dig Keuesiw nnthe Wesi, and euliladed
by liHtterles and ril'r-pits on that moiintiiln.
I.lghtbiirn held the right, Uiles Smith the centre
nnd left, Woodall's command acting as a sup
port. The assaulting brigade', four lines deep,
advanced gallantlyiu three columns, moving on
the enemy's works uu Little Kenesaw, right, left,
Tie Hebe! skirmishers were captured almost
to a man by the rapid onset, some of them
lighting till they were killed, refusing to sur
render. The progress of tho storming column
was greatly delayed by the swampy nature of
the ground end the tang'ed green-lirier uuder
growth through which portions of it were com-
iicllcd bi grope their way. I'pon reaching tbe
mse of the knob tbe lines were hastily reformed,
the rnimyiniUe meantime opening a terrible
lire In front of muskeirv and ar tilery, and un
enlilaclng lire from liig Kenesaw.
The hiigailea of Llghtburn and Wolcott found
It Impossible to gain the crest of tho lull, and
a'ter a biinl etlort, ss heroic as it was hopeless,
fell back lo the point occupied by the enemy's
kirmisliers in the nio-nlHg. The brigade of
(Jiles Smith a'Urked the bill In the tecU of a
tremendous lire, and on reaching the crest the
enemy was found posted in a second line of
urot g works, from bicb a murderous tirei-sued.
'I he lirigude found it impossible to bol l ihe crest,
and fell back slowly, keeping the pursuers at
l ay. Some fifty t-r sixty of the men belonging
to this bilrace look refuge b -biml a led'e of
rorks, within xint-blunk rauce ot the enemy's
Vioiks, and theie they were compelled 10 reisain
until n ghiliill.
In tl ii a sank we lost ulsmt 400 killed and
Kill. 1: 1).
Irotenart Co'onel H unbi 1, 40th Illinois,
t'sptulu Aiiguntuisi, Comniaiiiling isltti Illinois.
( olot el Wo'eoit.
Colonel Wright, SSd Indiana.
CoUinel K ce, 5!lth Indiana, badly.
Colonel Perry, 5ith Ohio.
This assault was over by eleven o'clock, our
troops holding a position several hundred yards
In advance of lhat of the morning. Another as
mailt was made by KiiiiiutH's, Wajiuur's, und
Marker's Brigades, of Newton's Division, of ihn
4ib Corps, ttsaitited by Ueneral Jelf Div.s'
Iiivision or the 1 lib Corps on 'he left, Tho Kiint
chosen was about a mile anil a half southeast of
that whets Locau's assault was maac, thn oppos
ing works being iu plain view, l'or un in'erval
skirmishing was carried along the main line ot
At K o'uI'M-k onr batteries opened n heavy lire,
and Davis' Division, supported by li iird's divi
sion and one Hivision of thu 2nih (,'orps, moved
forward, leaving Morgan's llriiwle in imme
diate reserve, t'o'onol Dan McCnok'a brigade
held the lift; Colonel Mitchell's the right.
Skirmishers udvauced rapidly until tliuy en
loiint. red a very dilllcult abiittis, througli
which, however, they lloundered, capturing
tbe slight trenches on the enemy's skirmish linu
vt tb little loss. The brigade of Mct'ook and
Mitchell moved rapidly towards the enemy's
rsiiin line, a strong lunate being immediately in
(heir fiont, without fullering, under a very dcs.
tiuclivc lire of musketry and grape.' Portions of
these l.ohlo brigades reached tho ditch un J at
tempted to seulu the parapet. McCook urged
forward his men, und while tlicassuult was at Its
l ei: hi aud while the bayonet was doing its bloody
woik over the trenches he fell badly wouiided iu
Mitchell's a'soult was equally determined and
biroie; but tbo superhuman e-llorls of our In Is
pioved fiuiiloss. Davis, seeing the brigade lijli ing
against lu pe'ess odds, end exposed to a scathing,
end lading lire, rvtirvd Uio couiinand, leaving upuu
nu n Is oni biinlrii l m l ten'V, il tild.hutis
anxious to ship more. Keeps a In in at the
nirtstlnua from day light till suniH. Her
sails are of hemp canvas, m idn very ro ichlug ;
tbe topsails have twou y cloths 011 tho bead
and thirty on tlie foit. General appearance
of the hull and sails decidedly Eng.ish. She
Is generally under two topi ails, foe and miln
trysails; fore and ford p. ns.it staysails;
sometimes topgallantsails and jib, but scldmn
anv sails on the m17.cn, except while in charge
of a vessel. She is very slow in stays ; gonorally"
wears ship. She was bui:t exprosily for the busi
ness. She is Intended to destroy, fight, or run, as
the character of her opponent may be. She took
ber armament nnd crew, and most of her ofll c.jrs.
on board near Terceirn, Western Islands, from an
English vessel. Her crew are principally Eng
lish ; the olllcers, chivalry of tho S mtli. All the
water consumed on hoard Is condensed. She has
eight months' provisions, besides what is being
plundered, and has about four hundred t ins of
coal en board.
the enemy's trenches representatives of evory
regiment in the two brave brigades.
The tullowing olllcers fell in this assault :
Colonel Karman, 12ith Illinois.
Colonel Dan McC.iok, severe.
I.lcnlenant-f'oloiiel Clansy, .V2d, slight.
Lieutenant -Colonel Warner, 113th Ohio, severe.
Major Cl.ison, 121st Illinois, severe.
Captain Neighbors. 62d Ohio, mortally.
Cuitain Durant, U3tb Ohio, severe.
Lieutenants Watson and lienton, 62d Ohio,
Lieutenant TVh)1, 52d Ohio, slight.
The assault by Newton's llrigade was simulta
neous with that nf Davis', liarker's llrigade
was in the right, Wagner in the centre, Kimball
retired in reserve on the left. Details from
Wood's and Stanley's Divisions covered the as
sault, which was made In column of Kcgiinout
and Division that is, a front of two companies,
each brigade thus being about thirty lines
At hnlf past 8 the columns moved forward at
the double quick, receiving Immediately the
tame lerrltle fire which we mot at other points
of tbe line. The Rebels opened with en
ifiladlng batteries, tearing gaps in our columns,
but not checking the onset. Wagner struck
an entire battery fairly in tbo teeth, and
Iris alignments were blovn to pieces; bis
men, however, struggled forward, und some
sjvere clear through tbe murderous abittis.
Eew, indeed, of the latter escaped dca'h.
liarker's struggles were equally gallant and
equally deitrnctive. Darker fell In tlie height
-of the furious charge mortally wounded, sur
viving hut an bnur. Tbe gallant struggle ended
like the others, by our troops retiring, but not
until long after the contest was visibly decided.
Tbe loss in Davis' Division is about 6J0. That
in Newton's ahont the some.
W herever tbe llebels attempted to pursue our
assaulting columns, while retiring, they were
promptly repulsed by the supports, which other
wise were not engaged. While these assaults
were In progress, the division on the right of the
14th Corps advanced and captured an important
ridge in their front without great opposition.
A hinvy force of infantry was also moved to a
point nine miles southeast of Marietta, and
within three miles of ihe Chattahoochee river,
without meeting with any contending force. Tbe
result of the assaults, lu which not more than ten
brigades directly participated, is thut we ad
vanced our lines at every point where assaults
were made except one. Our loss in the whole
ollalr will bardly reach two thousand. Four
corps were not engaged at all. Cm. Cum.
Tb Toynsro of the Vlalon."
Hoston, July fi Tho litt'e brig I 'isiow. Captain
Donovan, which lift New Yotk for London, put
Into Provfncetown. Capo Cod, yesterday, leaky.
The Iiak was repaired, and thu vessel was to re
sume her voyage last evening.
Wrrrk of a Uavsruiueut Vssssl,
Nkw Yoiik, July 6. The storeshlp Courier,
from Ilostou for New Orleans, was totally lost on
the 14ih of Juno, on Leunard's Keys, Bahamas.
The guns, small arms, riggius, etc., were saved
and sent to Nassau. Commander Grey and his
cfiieets and cr-w were saved, including Sailing
master Edwin 13. Pratt, of Hoston; Easigas
Siimeon and Snow, nnd Paymaster Brown, who
have arrived hire.
Ileal h of Kx-Uoveriior Keeiler.
Esion, July 6. Ex-Oovornor Andrew II.
Herder died ut his residence at this place, at an
early hour ibis morning, after a short illness.
TE05I GEKE2AL BUTLER'S ATJMT.
An Important Sirtlri t'onsitnnt I'snsoii.
iMllnar nt Ihe t'ruiit t II Working- Well.
EoiiTHKsB Monrok, July II. Tho following
order has been Issued :
IIESIKII ARTRHS OF THK PEPAKTMFJfT OP Vllt-
i.ima ami Noktii Carolina, Juua 21. Sp-citl
Orncr No. 41. ihe passes mid permits of the
Lit uie naut-Uenerai Commanding, of Majur-Ueiitt-
ul iiuiler, and Major-General Meade, given by
thimselies respectively or by their orders, for
fiersnus, properly, vessels, and supplies of nil
inds to pass uiid bo passed Iron Washington,
D.C., or Uttlliinore, Md.,to their respective head
iiuuiteis, and to City Point, Bermuda Hundred,
a., and intermediate points, and from their
respective beadiiiart' rs, City Point, B-rmuda
Hundred, Va., and intermediate points, to Wash
ington and lia tiiooro, will bo respected and
obeyed by all military- olllcers aud seutries,
1'iovost Marshals nnd guards.
Any disregard to these passes or permits, or
Interlercnee Willi tho subjects of them, will bo
nn oflein-c, subjecting the guilty prty to satu
liuiry punishment. liy coiuinaud of
(biguedj Ln:t tfvant-Gknkuai, Ohant.
Majou-Uknkhal 11, F. Hi.-1 ci.it.
The steamer (Icorje .enrjr will leave hero this
evening for New York with sick and wounded
from llnmpton Hospital.
The steamer lulus urrivoJ horo this nftcrnonn
from City Toint, and reports constant canuou
gdli g going on in tho direction of Petersburg.
No results havo yet been ascertained.
All Is woiking to thu best advantage.
lte(nlt at Jtualon.
EofcToN, July 5. The city regatta yesterday,
for singlo sculls, course two miles, the i-;iia,
l.otett, rowid by J. II. llr idford, of New York,
won the first prize ; time 20 niiuu'es 2 J sccuuds.
The race of t'ttied Isoats was won by Su-VU thin,
of Hoston; time 2- minutes 30 seconds, aud lu
the race of aiq oared bouts, the '. L, Tinker was
tbe wiuuer ill 22 minutes ii secouds,
LATE AND IMPORTANT NEWS
Grant Demands tho Un
der of Eetorsburg.
FOURTH OF JULY SURPRISE
LIVELY WORK COINC ON.
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
FESSENDEN IN HIS NEW
NEWS FEOM OUR BLOCK ADERS.
Forty-two Steamers Captured
During tho Year.
NMrlnla lo Tlie Evrnlnsr Trlssrrash.
Washimotok, July o. Tbe Star says, consid
erable trouble has existed for several days past
anting the boatmen on the Potomac, occasioned
byj buovs od the river at various points being
removed from their proper placet.
Tbe buoy heretofore stationed at Cedar Point
has been removed some four miles out of the
wsy, which on Sutnrday misled the propellor
Larder, and she ran aground oil the Hats.
The l.iz it Maker was engaged for several hours
yesterday In attempting to pull the Hardee off,
but all ell'oits have proved unavailing.
The removal of llieso buoys is reported to be
the work of Rebel emissaries.
Passergers on the mall boat Highland Light
report that on the day before yesterday (Jenoral
Grunt sent a demand for the unconditional sur
render of Petersburg, but the answer was not
known at City Point when the Highland Light
It was believed, If the demand was not com
piled with, that a reasonable time would be
allowed for removal of women and children
before the town was attacked. Appetranccs at
the front Indicated lively work when the High
land Light loft, and it was thought not Improb
able that Grant w as planning a Fourth of July
surprbe for tbe Kebcls.
Forty-nine eitliens of Fredericksburg who
have been held for some months as hostages for
some Union men held by the Confederates, will
to-day be returned via Aimia creek.
The steamer Connec ticut arrived here last night
from City Point, with 540 sick and wounded.
There were a few amputations among this load
of dbubled men, bat a large majority were fever
cases. All of the sick and wounded have been
sent in from tbe front to City Point, and there
are but few remaining at that place.
Washihoton, July fi.-'The Star says the Navy
Department has out its big flag to-day in bouor
of tbe destruction of the pirate Alabama by the
United States Sloop of-War Keartagt.
Tbe Keartagt is a steam sloop of 10.11 tons, and
has tho following armament, two 11-Inch shell
gnns, pivot, throwing 264 ponnds metal, and
30 round rifle pivot, throwing 30 pounds metal ;
two 8-thlrty -two's, throwing 64 ponads metal;
five guns throwing 358 pounds metal.
Tbe Alabama is 119 tons larger than the A'oar
tage, and throws tweuty-two ponnds more
weight of metal.
A Cabinet meeting was held to-day, at which
Mr. Chate Introduced Mr Fessenden.
Mr. Fraacntleu a.1 Ilia Dntlea.
WisnixOTON, July 5. Mr. Fessenden this
morning entered upon bis duties as Secretary of
tbe Treasury. lie received tbe visits of the chiefs
of the various bureaus of tbe Department, and
Ex-bccretary Chase was there, and conducted
Mr. Chase will probably leave Washington In
tbe course of a week.
Interrsltna; Naval Nfws.
WasaiitOTON, July 5. Admiral Lee, com
manding the North Atlantic blockading squad
ron, in a despatch to the Navy Deportment under
date of July l.says since July 24, 1863, forty-two
steamers have been captured or destroyed by the
blockaders of his squadron.
Taking the averuge tonnage of these vessels at
three hundred tons, and assuming the capacity
of sn army wo'on at one ton, there has bean a
loss indicted on the Rebel supply system e pnv.
lent lo the capture and destruction of a tram of
The Department has received a communica
tion from Admiral Duhlgren, announcing the
capture of tbe sloop .ufin by the United Suites
steamer Xiptie, ou the 2Uh of June, off Sapolo
Sound. Her cargo consisted of 'JJ bags of salu
A communication has also been received, an
nouncing the dettrui tiou of thu English steamer
Jtvtt of London, bound from Nassau, by the
United States steamer M'uuMurru, on the shore
oi Pollice (Fully ) Islaud, 3. C.
When first discovered, she was attempting to
escae,nnd iu doing so was run ahore. The crew
of about twenty meu made their escape by get
ting oil in small boats. It was only after re
peated i Hoits to get her oil and night coming on,
thut she was lired. She had little cargo ou b rd,
moid of it, tho freight, having been sent ashore m
iinail l.outs, while liug oil the coast.
Mow iiieiitM of Oeueral Hunter.
Ni Yoiik, July 5. A siieciil Baltimore des
patch lo li e Tnbune ia)S tbut General II ill or
with bin wl ole force In cood condition is hi iviii
to lii wort tbe designs of the Kent: Is ou their
The Fourth or July lis New York.
Ni w Yohk, July 5. Some thirty tires occur
red jesteidnv, cautcd by fireworks.
Five large" building', the Scotch Presbyterian
Church on Wooster stieet, aud live dwellings on
Grand street, were destroyed, besides heavy
dunise to tome ton other building, is tho result
ol one lire. Tbo loss is about "2ju,WJ.
TIIK KI III I. AlsYAWi K OS II lit
llALTtMoiiE, July 4. Up to nine o'clock this
moruing nothing later was received from tho
points mentioned in yesterday's despatches, and
there are no reports from General Sigcl.
Tlie 'imlliiKritlo" at ftnratoua.
Sakatooa, July 5. The liothesdn Water Cure,
the luiernationul Hotel, and all the buildings
between Ihe Crescent and Clarendon Hotels wero
destroyed by fire yesterduy. No other buildings
Dlatu nioM in.tNo BvHNito. Mary Kcllter
well, ten yests of age, living In Fortieth street,
above Maikct.wus so b.idly burucd yesterday
afternoon by hi r clothes taking fire from smnu
liKwoiks, that she died at two o'clock '"'
Si'icnm.-A soldier nsrued John
thirty-two years of age, oowmiitfdry of
nisbtby jumping out of the f"r .treets. Tilt
iiiirraess hi rum " ',at"6-
Coioner held uu inquest tnl " .
It All) IN MARYLAND.
FIGHTING AT FALLING WATERS
REBELS ATTACK MARY
Baltihobk, July 8. It was reported and -lieved
yesterday morning that iU)retowii woa
in possession of the enemy, tbe operators at that
place having left their posts betweea atueaodten
o'clock, auder an alarm. They retnraed, how
ever, about one 0'clotk, and reported no enemy
nearer than Falling Waters and Wililamsport,
fiom Six to ten miles dist-iat an the Pate moos
where It was said yesterday that fighting sal
fcolDft on. ' ,
The tame account also say) (bat fighting w'as)
polr.." on ut or nrar Sb.iroslinrg, the Federal
fore- ' -" ""ded by General Sifel. 1
1 "arjicr's Ferry hA
loc " - rr.-.piwjsw
tO" . i fio
Msi.;.. n .. ;
with h;m byMnmn . .
iiietowo fighl of Snuday, tea " ;
This joint force, it was tkougat, woaUl v
to the Maryland side of tbe Potomac, to auccisr
Maryland Heights if attacked. , . '.. ,
An attack was made on Harper's Ferry about
0 or 10 o'clock yesterday morning, by a force)
estimated at some 2000 cavalry, with more than
as many Infantry.
General Weber, hswever, set about a vlgorvot
defeme, and up to tbe latest accounts was hold
ing his own. ' V'' .ii..' i...:
Nothing bad beea beard np to 2 P. M.,at Har
per's Ferry, trom General Slgel's ar Mulligan's
forces, which Is accounted for, perhaps, by tMl
Usgerstown story of their being eug igsd appo
site bbepardstown, to wbieb polut they mustb v
Alter two o'clock P. M. the works were iater
rupted near Harper's Ferry oa the east side,
and the operator at Point of Rjcks was uuicr
tood to report that to-day a body of ovalry had!
crossed the Potomac there and hai Interrupted
In the meantime tbe excitement at Frederick
City continuing, all the sick from the bospiuls
with tbe Provost Guard of the town were re
moved, tbe former going to AnnipuUs. .
The Government stores were also moved from
Frederick, as tbey had already beea successfully
from Hai per 's Ferry. , , ,
No reason is given for tbls movement from
Frederick, as no hostile forces were known to bJ
within twenty miles of that place, except
cavalry detachment, near Point of Rocks, twelve
miles off. ' ' ' .' '
Genera) . B.. Tyler remained at Monocacy la
command of General Wallace's forces (that point
being tbe extreme western limit of tbe Depart
ment), aud protecting tbe great railroad bridga
over the Monocacy river, three miles from Trad
trick, bnt no signs of any enemy bad appeared
up to last night. ... '.'i .-..j - 1 .1 '.r.i
The true object and extent of the whole bov
nient is as yet a mystery, but it la know a front
refugees from Martiusburg, VVincussLir,. eatl
other places in Virginia, that the Rebels are ra
niorselcsaly and relentlessly enforcing their con
scription, taking all the males between the ago
of 1(1 and 00 who have left their homes. '
Eveiy horse is taken on the line of march, and!
tcoullng psities visit tbe country rouad, and all
tound arc stolen, whether owned oy friend or foa.
Tbe cap' u re of supplies and the creating diver
sion of reinforcement being Wat lo Genera!
Giant are very probably the principal reasons foe
Provisions and supplies of all kind ara a
doubt very scarce in Virginia at present, and tho
Rebels hope to make a large haul on this aide Of
tbe Potomac, but tbey have evidently Deo a dis
appointed thus for. . , . ',
LATENT HEWS OK TUB REBEL IjTvA
MOM. Baltimobi, Jnly S. 4 P. M. From tbe Point
of Rocks we learn that the entire. Rebel form
that visited that place yesterdty mjrolag, did.
not exceed 100 cavalrymen, supposed to be com
manded by Museby. Their wuo'.e object wai to
rob and destroy. '
Tbey took with them so Vlrginli the entlrej
stocks of goods found in the snares of Messrs.
John B. Dutton, Gower, Basing ft Meaui, aodl
Adams. They robbed the loyal and KajeJ
storekeepers alike, leaving nothing bat crockery
ware aud such articles as were uot easily car
They were followed to the river by Rjoel
citizens, who are said to have carried tna gojdf
tffluto tbe interior. . . .
Tliey retreated after committing these robberies,
and the telegraph operator lost night returned
from tho mouu'ains, where be bad concealed
himi-cir, and sent through sever tl dusatcliss an
nouncing the extent of their plu.idor, and thjsi
tbe devil was to pay generally I
This moruing the operator was not as his ptfc
sguln, from which It is to be inferred to il ina
Rebels have again returned. . ;
The telegraph is still working to Fi edurick, wa
op to noon uo Rebels had made their sp.iea.M ica
lu that city.
TUe excucinent bad In a greet measure ab it id,
audit was believed that the Provj.it Oaw.t oC
that place could etl'ectuaily protect tne city fr na
all the Rebels that bad appcard in tbe nei J'l i ir
bood of Puint of Rocks np to tuis m ir ala .
(ientruls Syol's and Malligan's faroui ret 'liajj
Maryland Heights about nine o'clock Its: n 0- it,
and no doulrt is now eutertaiued of our f roe
being able to successfully reiiit any attack of tuo
Rcliels at that post. Uainforceoiems are also out
the way to the Heights.
General Max Weber, who commands the post,
has given notice to the people of llrp jr's Ferry,
to leave, us be intends open jig hbl guns on tna
town to drive out the Rebels.
They are all on tlie Virginia side of the town,
busily engaged in their uoik of plunder, and Oc
cam uaLy teudiug a shell over to tins side.
Tin) inn'con bndyo w hich crosred tbe river at
the ieny I s Ueu sude slully reniovoil, aud tbo
spun of the ruilroud Liidge ou the Virginia sida
has licen lietroycd, to picvent the enemy (roux
Uu Monday Moteby, who has a force sf eT-
aliy and utiillery oppos.to tho Point of Rocks,
tiled into a train passing that point, aud Causinj
U'e cte.i'est excitmeut anong toe peugers.
Mi ior-Ueueral John Rarly cmiuauds tbesx.
1 eilit:ou, which is composed ot cavalry, Infanuy,
at d oi tillcry. . .','
Karly is reported ',b?.F'w?'1 1 successor.
General Itansia" ; l-elitved to have charre bf
the cavuiiy, and "Id to be Siaan's hiic-
ce.-sor tho old"4 ol lu" e"cJiy may Im l"lVrtcI
to rt.sari cd as an bonofiuiit one by G auor4
Li e - - . . . .' - j
i lie rnmntry force is said to bs co nmsudad by
(joiieial l-oaly in J,ej sou.
Kell's l iie orps now BOfliber not aioiw fiaaf
10,00X1 or lli.UW) nru. . i i . v.. i
other repoits usma IlrcuHinrblge, .linlioiicn.
Jenkins, aud e-eu M'eeelerrs tlie le- leu ;
both the M(hrn Jeskins wrr& killed la S$
preseut cs-iipsixn. M treeior is Known, o b. nX
1 eui.tseee at t'tortiia, aid H'C liuri,;o'i pt l
u nci! in tlie alley s ve'y lontui'iil. (iem-nut
Wtlltet is viT acquis, rtsliun avvty jut.ii
UitUi tbat I'udclibS IS'tJ''1 k 4' l( V ''"' -f
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