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WAIXfiB, W1SB & CO,
MORNING. MAY 16.
THE LATEST NEWS
FROM THE GRAND ARMY.
IMPORTANT DISPATCH FROM SECRETARY
STANTON TO GOVERNOR
Splendid Operations of General
Ee Cats Eailroads, Captures Rail-
load Trams, and destroys
An-lral of the 150th In Wash'
NEWS FEOtf REBEL PAPEE3.
Gen. Lee in Richmond Wounded.
Onr Loss so far In Killed and
Rebels Admit a Loss of 30,000.
Eight Thousand Prisoners Taken
A Sonl-stlrrlng Address to the
Army by General Meade;
Terrifio Fighting on Friday
Our Army Across the Hirer Fo.
Lee Eeported Across the North
Gratt Vigorously Pushing Him.
GEN. BUTLER ATTACKS FORT
Ee Carries the Outer Works.
GEN. SjHOFIELD DEFEATS
THE EKEMI, ASD
TON. General Thomas Takes Five
Thousand Prisoners, and
ARRIVAL OF THE 150TH AT WASHINGTON.
[Special Dispatch to the Cleveland Leader.]
WASHINGTON, May 15—6 P. M.
The One Hundred and Fiftieth Regiment
arrived at tiz this evening all safe. The
bo j s are in excellent spirits. They wiU
probably go to Frederioksburgb.
[Special Dispatch to the Cleveland Leader.]
Important Dispatch from Secratary
Stanton to Gov Brough.
COLUMBUS, May 15—12 M.
Governor Brongu has just received the
following highly important dispatch from
the Secretary oi War, which he directg to
be made pnblio :
Wasdihotoii, May 159 A. M.
To Governor Brough :
The military intelligence last night is
highly satisfactory. The operation! of
General Sheridan has compelled the enemy
to evacuate Dalton, and onr army was op
erating npon his Santa and rear with the
prospect of important results.
General Butler has attacked Fort Sar.
lisg and with small loss to ourselves. Its
speedy reduction was constantly anticipat
ed. The operations of the cavalry corps, un
der the command of General Sheridan, was
attended with the most brilliant results on
the 9ih inst. On leaving toe Army of
the Potomac, General 8heridan got into
the enemy's rear and broke both railroads
between Hanover Junotion and Richmond,
oapturing several loaomotives and trains
and destroying General Lee's depot at
Beaver Dam with over a million of rations.
He then advanoed to Yellow Tavern where
he fought the Rebel oavalry, which was
oommanded by General J. . B. Stuart,
defeating him, killing Stuart and captur
ing the first line of the enemy's works
around Richmond. He then advanoed
between the first and second
line of the enemy's works, but
finding them too strong did not venture to
assail them. He destroyed the bridge over
the Chickahominy an the Central Railroad,
broke op ils track for several miles, and
finally joined the forces of Gen. Butler on
the James river. He reports that his
whole Iobs is not over three hundred and
fifty men in killed and wounded, and not
more than one hundred horses.
The latest date from Gen. Grant and the
Army of the Potomac is 6:80 yesterday
The Fifth and Sixth Corps had advanced
during the night and were to have atttck
ed at daylight, but there is so sound of
battle heard at headquarters nor has any
been heard during the day. This move-m-nt,
it is believed, compells Lee to retire
by Lynchburg, and that he withdrew du
ring Friday night.
The rebel papers state tsat our forces
had destroyed the bridge over Hew river,
and a large extent of railroad south of
Lynchburg, and a great quantity of sup.
Reinforcements are going forward rap
idly to Gen. Grant, and it is believed that
his whole loss will be filled op.
Make this publio as the present condi
tion of military operationa,eo far as known,
at this department.
E. M. STANTON.
Secretary of War.
PITTSBURGH, May 15.
A Bat aiion of Artillery was offered
from this city on Saturday, for 100 days.
The Stale could not accept it. The same
offer was tendered to the W t Department
[Special Dispatch to the Cleveland Leader.]
WASHINGTON. May 15-9 P. M.
Place ao credit in the sensational sto
ries telegraphed to New York last night,
and distributed by the Associated Press
to-day, that Lee is retreating in wild dis
order, that Us retreat is becoming a rout.
and the like. The news is good enough,
without any attemf ts to swell it by indis
criminate exaggeration. Bo far as is known
here, thete is nothing to warrant any
statement that Lee did not retreat in as
good order as eould have been expected,
and the stories of our picking up prison.
era by the thousand on the way are pure
There begins to be reason for supposing
that our losses in killed and wounded have
been greatly exaggerated. Certainly the
lists that are In do not warrant any such
estimate of our losses as 40,000, and half
that number very probably proves nearer
the truth. - -
Messengers have arrived from the Army
to-day up to this writing, 6 p. u. They
bring down nothing newer than what was
received yesterday afternoon.
Large supplies from the Sanitary Com
mission went down to-day. Gen. Meade
has issued stirring orders to the army,
announcing tbe results of victory and ex
horting them to renew their exertions in
the battles yet to come.
The following is e list of officers lost in
certain western regiments down to May
13th : 20ih Indiana Volunteers, Captain
Quigly, killed ; Capt. Thomep, wounded .
Captain Thomas H. Logan, wonnJec1; First
Lieutenant M. Sheehan, wounded; First
Lieutenant Edwin C. Sutherland, woundtd;
81 Mich. Vol. Captain A. Niekinson, kill
ed; First Lieutenant Milton Leonard,
killed; Captain Alfred Pew, wounded;
First Lieutenant James McGinley, wound
ed; First Lieutenant Jerome B. Ten Eyck,
wounded; First Lieutenant J. B. Greene,
wounded and missing; Captain Simon
Bremen, missing, gth Mich. Captain
W. Hubbard, killed; Lieut. CoL Rfilford,
Mej. B. 8. Matthews, wounded; Capt Chap.
McGregory, wsunded ; Capt. G. W. Rose,
wounded; Capt. W. Mackenehaw, wound
ed; Capt. Ed. Shook, wounded ; Lieut An
drew Honlon, wounded.
WASHINGTON, May 15—11 P. M.
Despatches just received from Ihe front
bring down a narrative to 7 o'clocl of last
Friday evening. Up to that lime the
pursuit, ordered in the morning
had not been heard from, but
it was not .believed that the enemy had
gone very far in very much disorder du
ring Thursday night
There was a desperate infantry fight be
ginning at 9 o'clock and continuing up to
in the morning. It was wholly a mus
ketry fight, and so intense was the
enthusiasm animating onr army
that even the officers took muskets from
the hands of the dying soldiers, and them
selves loaded and fired with the rest The
rebels began retiring about 4 in the morn
ing, shortly after the cessation of the fir
ing. Meantime, Lee sent in a flag
of truce, asking for a cessation
of hostilities for twenty-four hours to en
able them to bury their dead. General
Grant promptly replied that General Lee
need give himself no nneasiness on this
subject He (General Grant) had plenty
of men, and would see that
the rebel dead were properly
buried, and the wounded eared
for, and that General Lee must
not allow any consideration of this
kind to interfere with his contemplated
There were 9,409 rebel rebel prisoners
t Belle Plain. They are well clothed(
well fed and are prononnoed by our men
to be the best looking prisoners we have
ever taken from Lee's army. They make
no complaints about their rations.
Here in Washington the feeling, partic
ularly in official circles, is confident
but not enlhusiastic . Nobody doubts that
there is more work ahead of us. In the
meantime all looks enoouraging.
Seigel has been hoard from. General
Crooks is not far from ihe Lynchburg and
East Tennessee Railroad.
WASHINGTON, May 14.
Several Senators and Representatives
returned from Fredericksburg anl tbe
front this morning.
General Grant's headquarters has
been moved forward to Spottsylva-
nia Court House. Ti ere had been
no fighting after 6 o'clock yesterday
morning np to 10. Negro troops behaved
very well on Tuesday. The rebels shouted
out no quarters to negroes, and they re
plied they would be very glad to fight on
these terms, and thus kept their word.
They went in handsomely, fought about
twenty minutes, repulsed the enemy, and
took no prisoenrs. Grant's polioy has been
to use the veterans to do the hetvy fight
ing, and then to pour forward his negroes
and other raw troops.
Rebel officers say that Lee announced
to his army after every day's fighting that
we bad won a brilliant victory at Freder
icksburg. The wounded are we'.l oaed for. The
Sanitary and Christian Commtseions, and
Medioal Department have furniehed
stores, nurses, and everything needful.
The road from the battle field is in bad
condition and jammed with long wagon
The following very interesting special
dispatch to the Liidik was reoeived at
Pittsburgh, but was erowded off the wires
from that oity to Cleveland, too late for
our Saturday's edition:
WASHINGTON, May 13.
The battle of Thursday was the most de
cided success which the Army of the Po
tomac has yet attained, as well as the most
desperate struggle of the eight day's fight
ing. Early in the morning Hancock made a
tost brilliant charge on the enemy's right,
sweeping their two lines of breastworks,
capturing 40 pieces of artillery and 6,000
prisoners. Following this a general at
taok began and oontinued furiously for
some four hours, when there was a lull up
to a late hour of the night Wednesday
night passed in quiet The battles of the
two preceding days had served to show
that the enemy's line in front of Spott-
sylvania Court House, was so fortified that
to attempt to carry it by assault would
have been madness, but one point in it had
been found where the works did not seem
to defy our attempt at charging upon them,
and by a singular coincidence that was a
point lines where there was almost
a gap in our own lines,
between Wright's (late bedgwiok's) corps,
and that of Barnside. Hitherto the ene
my's policy had been to mass his ft roes
and attack us in overwhelming numbers.
It was resolved, in part at least, to give
him a taste of his own taetios. Shortly be
fore midnight, Wednesday night, Hancook
began moving. During the diy he had
held the extreme right By hard march
ing he passed in the utmost silence along
the entire length of our lines, aud
reached the point between Wright and
Burnside where our line were so thin.
Meanwhile the enemy, remembering that
on Wednesday they had suffered none
from our fire at this point, were giving it
no attention, and bad no expectation of
any attack at this quarter. Their latest
recennoissance bad found Hancock on
our right, and from Burnside they
expected to meet the blunt of the
mornings assault The morning broke
slow and dim; a heavy mist overhung the
field and concealed our movements. The
enemy were still waitingfor the attack on
our right, when, to thoir utter and com
plete surprise, a hell-fire burst out from
this unexpected point, where yesterday
tbey had found no opposition, and in an
instant Hancock's whole corps was
charged with triumphant cheers and in
magnificent style over their outer row of
breastworks. Though stunned by the
sudden and unexpected onset, they were
still true to their oft proved bravery.
Rallying on the instant, they made the
beet defense they oould and desperately
contested our further advance. It was
splendid, but it was in vain. Their lines
melted away before our resistless charge ;
broke into eddying fragments, and were
swept back in the fieroe tide of the attack.
The outer line of the breastworks had been
carried by the first rush. This brief fight
ended in our sweeping over the second and
lapping our flanks around the last and
bravest of its defenders.
Five thousand prisoners a whole di
vision with its commander, Major Gene
ral Johnston, at its head ; forty pieces of
artillery, battle-flags without number.
Suoh were the splendid trophies with
which General Hanoock thuB began the
day. Among the other offioers captured,
besides the Major General commanding
the division, was his brother, another
General Johnston, and General G. H. Stu
art, formerly of Baltimore, both command
Our brilliant success aroused the high
est enthusiasm in the army, and the men
seemed as eager for the battle as they had
been on the first day in the Wilderness.
Hanoock'a gallant stroke was made just at
the rght time and place, for at every
point the enemy's works were very strong
and well guarded. To have made this
attack in front would have been most dis
astrous. The news from Sheridan's cavalry ex
pedition, is of the most satisfactory na
ture. He has torn up ten miles of the
Orange and Gordonsvilie railroad, the en
emy's principal avenue for supplies for
Lee's army. He recaptured 600 prisoners
on their way to Richmond, and took four
pieces of artiilery. After Hanoock cap
tured Johnston -ind his division, a highly
interesting iaierview took place, when
Johnston was brought to I eadquarters.
Meade and JohnBton had been chums in
the old army in other days, and they read.
ily recognized each other. Johnston was
introduced to Grant, n:ii a friendly chat
ensued, in which the act was mentioned
that he and Grant once occupied positions
in the same brigade. It was ascertained
to a certainty from prisoners that General
Wadsworth is dead and buried inside the
rebel lines, and General Seymour and
Shaler prisoners at headquarters. They
pronounced Longstreet badly but not mor
tally wounded. Johnson was known to
nearly all Meade's 1-tuff officers, and there
were many recognitions and anxious in
quiries. Gen. Hunt, Chief of Artillery,
greeted him with, "Ed, I am glad to see
you," to which Johnson, half facetiously
and half seriously, replied: 'Well, Hunt,
under the oircumslanoee, I am not glad to
see you look at the matter very philoeoph
ioally: assured us we would hare a hard
time of it, although he admitted that we
had dealt them a heavy blow. His dress
is the faded, dilapidated suit that rebel
Generals wear; his slouch hat was much
the worse for wear, and in no part of his
dress was there anything like style. He
put on no airs whatever, nnlike the e ck-
ney 8tuart, who, when General
Hanoock, hi) gallant captor, offered
his hand, refused, saying his feel
ings would not allow him to shake hands.
By eight o'olook a terrible rain and hail
storm began to mingle with the crash, and
the storm of artillery and musketry that
wa sweeping over 8pottsylvania, the
fighting being now mostly in open ground
which gave the artillery fair play. The
heaviest fire was now coming from War
ren's corps, which held our center. There
was no advancing, however, and seeming
ly little was gained on either side. The
rebel artillr ry played furiously for a while
on Grant's and Meade's headquarters.
After its firing had subsided the desperate
nature of the fight was the more apparent
Everywhere we e the woundtd, dead and
dying. The last four or five hours had
done fieroe work, as scarred trees and
many dead bodies of men and horses
plainly told. The guns taken by Hanoock
are aU twelve-pound Rodmans.
Sunday Night's Report.
Associated Press Dispatches.
OFFICIAL NEWS OF THE BATTLE.
The following is just reoeived from E. S.
Sanford, Agent of the Associated Press:
NEW YORK, May 15.
The effioial news is glorious. Bheridan
has taken Ashland, torn up six miles more
or railroad, destroyed locomotives, a train
of cars, government storehouses, and
whipped Stuart's cavalry and killed Jeb
Stuart. He has taken two guns and re
captured nearly 400 more of our men, in-
oiuaing two uolonels.
He has driven the rebels within their en
trenchments at Richmond, and joined But
On Friday night the 6th and 6th Corps
of Grant's army made a movement on cur
left to get in the rear of Lee and drive
him towards Lynchburg.
The assault was to be made at day
break, but as no firing has been heard, it
is inferred that Lee continued his retreat
during the same night.
Grant's army ia well supplied and heav
Good bye Southern Confederacy!
E. S. SANFORD.
WASHINGTON. May 15.
The total number of our wounded
brought up from the battle field so far is
12,700. Of this number 1,400 have been
placed in the hospital at Alexandria, and
the remainder distributed throughout the
hospitals of this oity.
An army surgeon who came un last
night says that we have about 15,000 re
maining at Fredericksburg and Belle
Plain. These figures include many ske-
daddlers, who when separated from the
wounded, wilt diminish the number ma
WASHINGTON, May 14—11:40 P. M.
To Major General Dix :
An official iispatch from General Sheri
dan, dated Bottom bridge, via Fortress
Monroe, May lata, states that on the 9th
inst he marched around the enemy's right
flank and on the evening of that day reach
ed the North Anna River without opposi
tion. During that night he destroyed the
enemy's depot at Beaver Dam, three large
trains of cars, two fine loaomotives, 200,000
pounds of bacon and other stores amount
ing in all to one million and a h tlf of
rebel rations ; also the telegraph and rail
road track for about ten miles, embracing;
several culverts and re capturing 378 of
our men, including two colonels, one ma
jor and several other officers.
On the morning ef the 0th hi resumed
operations, crossing the South Anna at
Squirrel Bridge and went into c imp about
On the 11th he captured Ashland sta
tion, destroyed here one looomotive, and a
train of cars, an engine house and two or
three government buildings containing a
large amount of stores, eeveral miles of
road, embracing six culverts, trestle bridges
and the telegraph wires.
About i o dock a. m. or the 11th he re
sumed his march on Richmond. He found
the rebel General Stewart with his caval
ry concentrated at Yellow Tavern. He
immediately attacked him, and, after an
obstinate contest, gained possession of the
Brock Turnpike, oapturing two pieoes of
artillery, and driving his forces back to
ward Ashland aoross the north fork of the
Chickahominy At the same time a party
oharged down the Brook road and captur
ed the first line of the enemy s works
During the night he marohed the whole
of his command between the first and sec
ond line of the enemy's works on the bluffs,
overlooking the line of the Virginia Cen
tral Railroad and the Uechaniceville turn
pike. After demonstrating around the
works, and finding them very strong, ne
save up the intention of assaulting, and
determined to reoroes the Chiokahominy
at Meadow Bridge. It had been par
tially destroyed by tne enemy, but
was repaired in aVout three hours
under heavy artillery fire from a rebel
General Merrill made the orossing, at
tacked the enemy, and drove him off
handsomely, ibe pursuit continuing as
far as Gaines' Mills. The enemy observe
inc the reorossing of the Chiokahominy,
came out from behind his second line of
A brigade of infantry and a large num
ber of dismounted men attacked the divis
ions of General Gregg and Wilson, but af
ter a severe contest were repulsed and
driven behind their works.
Gregg and Wilson's divisions, after col
lecting their wounded, reerossed the
Chickahominy on the afternoon of the
12th. The corps encamped at Walnut
Grove and Gaines Mills.
On the forenoon of the 13th, the march
was resumed and they encamped at Bot
tom Bridie. The command is in fiue spir
its. The loss of life will not exceed one
hundred. All the wounded were brought
off, except about thirty eases of mortal
wounds, and these were well eared for in
the farm houses ot the country. The
wounded will not excedtwo hundred and
fiftv and that the total losses is not over
three hundred and fifty. The Virginia
Central Railroad bridges over the
Chickahominy and other trestle bridges,
160 feet in length, and the railroad (or a
lone distanoe south of Chickahominy were
destroyed. Great praise is given to the
division commanders, Generals Gregg,
Wilson and Merritt, and Generals Caster
and Davis, Colonels Gregg, Chapman, Mc
intosh, and Gibbs, brigade commanders,
and aU theomoera and men behaved splen
didly. May 15, 12:80 v. In a dispatch this
moment received from Admiral Lee, he re.
ports to the Secretary of the Navy that the
Richmond papers of yesterday mention
the death of General J. E. B. Stewart,
shot in battle. This, no doubt, has bap.
in the battle with Sheridan.
E. M. STANTON.
Seoretary of War.
CAIRO, May 15.
The steamer Belle from Memphis 14tb,
passed up with 800 bales of oottoa for St
Louis, reports all quiet along the river.
There was a great rnsh in Memphis for
supplies preparatory to closing the lines
by General Washburn's late .order.
Parties from Arkansas say the new rebel
General Adams issued an order
that no soldiers of his command
are to visit Hopefield, opposite Memphis,
and are under no circumstances to fire
upon unarmed transports, navigating the
Mississippi, nnder penalty of severe pun
ishment Memphis cotton market unsettled and
inaotive at 7278. Receipts, 180 bales.
The steamer Graham, for St. Louis, has
WASHINGTON. May 15.
The pubUo debt of the United rltates,
May 14th, amounted to 1,780,870,920 dnl
lars 83 oents, reduoed by the amount in
Ihe Treasury, vix : 15,620,278 dollars 93
oents, together with interest to the amount
of 71,717,991 dollars 47 cents, of the debt
upwards of 608,000,000 dollar! bears no
FUNERAL OF GENERAL SEDGWICK.
WEST CORNWALL, CONN, May 15.
Tbe funeral of Major General Sedgwick
was largely attended to day at his late
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK May 15.
To Mojor Gtu. Dix:
An offioial dispatch from the battle field
at Spottsylvania yesterday morning at
t:w rtatea that, during the proceeding
night, Friday, a movement was made by
tne otn ana otn corps to our left, and an
attack was to have been made at daylight,
but no sound of battle had been heard
from that quarter. This movement, it is
said, if successful, would place our forces
in Lee's rear, and compel him to retraat
towards Lynchburg. No cannonading
sound of battle was heard yesterday at
Belle Plains or Frederioksburg, which af-
ioras grouna ror inrerenoe that Lee had
retreated during Friday night, and before
the advance of the 6th and 6th Corp.
notning later than b:3U a. m. yesterday
has been reoeived from the army
of this Department All wounded
that had reached Belle Plain yester
day evening have arrived heie.
ihe surgical report from headquarters
states that the condition of the supplies is
sati factory, and that the wounded are do
The Medical Direotor at Belle Plain re
ports that everything at that point ia sat
isfactory. The surgical arrangements
have never been so complete as at pres
General Sheridan's command had readi
ed theleft bank of Turkey Island, at 8
o'clock yesterday evening, and have form
ed their janotiod with the force of Gene
E. M. STANTON.
Seoretary of War.
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, May 15.
cf May U h, afternoon, pays the fight con
tinued troughout the afternoon of the 12th,
and terminated before night fall, with vic
tory for our troops. The fight was more
terrible than in the fore noon. We added
largely to our prisionera and pun
ished the enemy more se
verely than on any previous
day. We have over 8,000 prisoners, while
we have not lost ever half that number,
and only three spiked guns. Every bat
tery in ihe corps was engaged, discharging
five hundred rounds eaoh. Nearly all the
other batteries in tbe other corps were al
so used. General Wright and two of his
staff were slightly wounded by a shell, but
did not leave the field. The wounded in the
oih Corps sum up over 800 in to-day's
fight The 9ia Massachusetts, which left
Culpepper Court House with 600 muskets,
has but 93 men left The 2d Vermont,
which had M0 muskets, has but 130 left.
The 4th Miehigan which had 277 at the first
fight, now numbers only 17 men.
Ihe rebel General Johnson, of Hill s
corps, was killed yesterday.
ihe Herald s correspondent at the battle
field, May 13th, p. u , says: One of our
start omoers lniorms me that he conversed
to-day with a rebel Lieutenant, a prisoner,
who gave him some interesting facts re
garding Ihe late General Wadsworth. The
General, he says, lived three days after he
fell into their hands, and was very kindly
treated. He was conscious np to the hour
of his death, and his only regret was, not
that he had fallen mortaliy wounded, but
that he should die among the enemies
of his country, for whioh he had given his
life as a cheerful sacrifio .
FROM ST. Louis.
Sr. Louis, May 1510:80 P. M.
The spring meeting of the Laclede Rao ng
Association opene yesterday. The boat
man's division past the stake in four
mile heats for the premium and etaa or
forty-seven hundred anl fifty dollars, was
won by Rinordine, in two straight heats.
Time, 7.45 and 746. Upwards of two
hundred thousand dollars changed hands
on the race.
LOUISVILLE, May 14.
By order of General Sherman, no per
son net oonneoted with the military wiU
be allowed to proceed south of Nashville.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
PORTRESS MORROE, May 14.
The exchange of prisoners has been re
sumed. Aiken's Landing has been agreed
upon by Commissioners Ould and Hulford
as the place of exohange.
Saturday Evening's Report.
FROM ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
HEADQ'RS ARMY POTOMAC, May 18.
The Army of the Potomac has achieved
the greatest viotory reoorded in history.
The battle of yesterday is acknowledged
to be 'he heaviest of all, lasting from day
light till after dark, renewed about 9 r. at ,
and continuing till nearly 3 a. m , both
parties contending during the night for
the possession of a line of rifle pita from
which our men had driven the enemy in
the morning. Ihe rebels fell back early
this morning and skirmish ng is now go
ing on. Our troops are following them
up through the woods.
The soene presented to-day is entirely
beyond description. The dead and dying
behind and in front of the breastworks
are lying in some places in piles three and
four deep, many of them wounded in sev
eral partB or the body.
The enemy had removed a large num
ber of their dead and wounded during the
night from portions of the line, but there
were places where they oould not reach,
and there they lay as thick as our own.
It was General Birney's division which
charged the position, and lost about 700
Every regiment in the division dis
tinguished itself, and no one bore a more
noble part than the 93d New York.
Colonel Carroll's brigade aided this di
vision in the charge, and as usual per
formed their share of the work with great
gallantry. Colonel Carroll was wounded
a second time but still keeps on duty.
Some of the caissons are now being
brought in, which could not be done be
fore. Ihe number or guns eaptnred is 89.
Many colors have been taken, bnt the
captors still retain them as trophies. Col
onel Carroll's brigade took a number of
prisoners and a aland of colors this morn
ing from a rebel regiment which they sur
prised in a piece of woods.
A dispatch dated Headquarters, May
13th 2 P. M, says:
The enemy are found to have fallen baok
to a new line, abandoning their works on
their right, and apparently getting into
position for another oontest
Among the officers kiUed or wounded
yesterday, are the following: Killed Maj.
Troefoot, Capt C. P. Warner and Lieut
Ford, all of the 119th Pennsylvania ; Capt
Ayrea, Assistant Adjutant General on
General Motts staff; Lieut CoL Merriam,
16th Mass. Vols.; CoLHenlings and Lieut
Col. Miles, 44th Pennsylvania; Capt E
P. Jones, l25:h N. Y. ; Lieut L?onan, 4th
Excelsior; Lieut Judkins, of Gen. Hays
staff ; Lieut s b'mith and Sig'rt, 99tb Penn
sylvania. Wounded Capt. H. Briscoe,
who took a i?f.g, and Lieut Lovett, both of
the 110. h Pennsylvania, all the other of
fioers of that regiment are safe ; Maj. Tot-ts-',
6th Wisconsin; C H. Hnrd, A. A. G.
to Gen. Russell; Capts. Phelan and Thomp
son, of the 4th Excelsior; Capt McKeena,
Capt Purttll, badly wounded; Capt. Mo
Dermotl, Capts. Bingham and Brown
of Gen. Hr noock'sstoft; Lieut CoL Danks,
684 Pennsylvania ; Lieut Lee of General
Ward's staff, and Captain Nash, both
wounaea ana captured by the rebels; Cap
tain Hayman, 10th Regulars ; Captain
Darling, of General Hays' staff, slightly
wounded ; Colonel West, 17th Maine ;
Colonel Craig and Lieutenant Colonel
SreeawalL 106th Pennsylvania; Lieuten
ant Colonel Btoughtoo, 2d United States
Sharpshooters; Dr. Dougherty, Medical
Direotor of the Becond Corps : Lieutenant
Colonel Biles and Captain Friti, both cf
toe yyth Pennsylvania; Lieutenant B. B.
Calif, of General Birney's staff, was cap
tured on the 6th.
The third brigade of General Russell's
Division of the Bixth Corps has but one
WASHINGTON May 14—10 P. M.
Major General Dix :
The following telegrams have lust been
reoeived at this Department from General
Butler. No other reports have been re
oeived by this Department this afternoon.
E. M. STANTON.
Hal Wat Hocsi, May 14-8 A. m.
To E. M. Stanton :
We are still before the base of the ene
my's works, at Drurv's Bluff. Fort Dar
The enemy are here in fores.
General Gilmore, by a flank movement
with a portion of his corps and a brigade
of the 18th corps assaultel and took the
enemy's works on their right, it was gal
lantly done, and the troops behaved finely.
We held our lines during tho night and
shall move this morning.
B V. BUILER.
Another dispatch dated Half Way House.
May 14, 10 A. n , is as follows :
Ueneral omith earned the euemv s first
line on the right this morniog at 8 o'olook
Our loss is small. The enemy have retired
into three square redoubts upon which we
are now bringing our artillery to bear
B. F. BUTLER.
Dispatches dated Headquarters Army
of the Potomac, 13. h, 12 M , at which time
the messenger to the Associated Press left
contain the following :
HEADQ'RS ARMY POTOMAC, May 13.
Soldiexs: The moment has arrived
when your eommanding General feels
authorised to address yon in terms of con
gratulation. For eight days and nights,
almost without intermission, in rain and
sunshine, you have been gallantly fiehting
a desperate :oe in positions naturally
strong, and rendered doubly so by en
trenchments. You have coxpeUed him to
abandon his fortfioation oa the Rapidan,
to retire and attempt to stop your onward
progress, and now he has abandoned the
last entrenched position, so tenaciously
held, suffering in all a loss of 18 guns, 22
colors and 8,0C0 prisoners, including two
general omoers. lour heroic deeds and
noble enduranoe of fatigue and privations
will ever be memorable. Let us return
thanks to God for ihe mercy thus shown
us and ask earnestly for its oontiauana.
Soldiers, yoor work not over. The
enemy must be pursued and, if possible,
overcome. "Tbe courage and fortitude you
have displayed renders your commanding
General confident that your future efforts
will result in success, vv hue we mourn
the loss of many gallant oomradea, let ns
remember that the enemy must have suf
fered equal, if not greater losses. We
shaU soon receive reinforoemenis whioh
he cannot expect Lst as determine to
oontinue vigorously the work so well be
gun, and under God's blessing, in a shor,
time the objeot if ocr labors will be ac
GEO. G MEADE.
A despatch has just been received from
General Sherman, dated near Reaaoa, May
14th. It states that by the flank move
ment on Resaca Johnston had been forced
to evacuate Dalton, and our forces were in
his rear and flank. The weather was fine,
and the troops in fine order. AU is work
ing well and as fast as possible.
Mo intelligence has been reoeived from
General Butler. Guerrillas have broken
the telegraph lines between Williamsburg
and Old Jamestown. This is brlieved to
be the reason why no reports have been
reoeived from him.
Despatches from General Sigel report
him to be at Woodstock. The rumor that
he had broken the railroad between Lynch
burg and Charlottesville ia not true
Our wounded are coming in from Belle
Plain as faat as the transports can bring
them. General Grant's army is well sup
E. M. STANTON.
Secretary of War.
Wab Dipabtmkst, Adj'i Qkk's Orion,!
Wasuibotob, May 7, 1864.
Declaration exchange prisoner of
It having been officially reported that
Mr. Ould, the rebel Commissioner of Ex
change, has declared, without consulting
the authorities of the United States, that
all rebel prisoners delivered at City Point
up to the 20th of April are exchanged, it
is ordered that all Federal prisoners of
war and all civilian on parole prior to
May 7, 1864, be declared exohanged, and
tbey are thus declared exchanged accord
ingly. It is further announoed that after
deduoting the number of offioers and man
embraoed in this order as exohanged the
rebels wULremain indebted to the Federal
Government according -o tables carefully
prepared by the Commissary General of
Prisoners, from offioial data, 83,69b, for
which no equivalents have been received
by the Federal Government. AU paroled
officers and enlisten men herein declared
exohanged who are ia camp will be imme
diately forwarded by Commandants of
Camps to their regiments and commands,
and reported to the Commissary General
of Prisoners accordingly. Those who are
absent on leave at the expiration of their
leave will repair forthwith to the Parole
Camps at Annopulas or Columbus, Ooio.
By order of tbe Seoretary of War.
WASHINGTON, May 14.
Late rebel rapers state that Lee is
wounded and is now in Richmond. His
army is out of gear and is iu fuU re
Beauregard has been reinforced by Lee.
The telegraph wire between Petersburg
and Richmond has been cut
Careful investigation fixes the total losses
of the Army of the Potomao ia killed,
wounded and missing, including prison
ers captured by the rebels and stragglers
up to the commencement of the battle of
Thursday, at about 20,000.
The 8tar says that from the fact that no
cannonading was heard yesterday from
the front it is believed Lee, in shifting his
position, baa taken care to put himself out
of immediate fighting range, if he has
sot actually moved off rapidly towards
The publio may expeot to hear soon of
the occurrence of the next fight if Lee has
not been s weakened as to compel him to
seek the cover of the Richmond fortifica
tions, or to retreat rapidly in the direction
of Lynohburg and Stanton, from which
point his army has reoeived its supplies
ever since Grant crossed the Rapidan.
We may add that we do not snare the ap
prehensions of many that Lee can make
a more obstinate defense on the North or
South Anna rivers than he has made on
the Po, as the lines to be held on both
those rivers are much longer than that oa
Admiral Dupont and Hon. Winter Da
vie book ia answer to the iron olad does
ment of the Secretary of the Nary ia
nearly ready for publication.
Senator Hale has reported a bill for the
relief of seamen whose vessels should be
wrecked or sunk, but refusing any allow
ance to offioers.
Gea. Bahofl.M 1 . j ,
, ua eDU.TN Tiowir
Sat tatmj Ut0 SoTih
PHILADELPHIA May 14.
The Bulletin has the folloarir.. i;..i.i.
iu rerarti Ln the mAMm.ni. a, n
Gen. Thomas has gobbled np five thou,
sand rebels, and captured 12 guns.
The Bulletin has aananiej rlienaljiH r'aixt
Washington. Mav 14. uai...!.. that
Gen. Grant's whole army is south of the
ro nver in pursuit or Lee.
The Evening Bulletin has tha fnlloen'aw
special dispatch :
On the battle field, May Uth, p.
Gens. Gibbon and Ricketts have engaged
the rear gnrd of the rebels iaeids of their
uiie oi yesteraay. we are driving the
rebels before us splendidly.
The Sanitary Commit! Aninm .
work among our wounded. One hundred
sua uity agents aave already been sent to
them, and thev ar vnriiMn ffiiM. .
service at Fredericksburg and BeUe Plain.
Duppuea are neing sent down the river ia
laree onantitiea dailw hv th Pnmmiit
It is feeding and otherwise ministering to
thousands of our wounded men at Belle
Plain, Fredericksburg and at the wharf at
W L . .
General Dix'a dMnaK o..l
Grant, dated yesterday evening at 6
o'olook. have reaehal thie rfnnm..
The advance of Hanoock yesterday devel- .
upcu u, tacts mat tne enemy nad fallen
back four miles. Them w. -
ment yesterday. We have no accounts of
any general officers being killed ia tba
battle of the preceding day.
FROM BURMUDA HUNDREDS.
BURMUDA HUNDREDS, May 14—8 P. M.
an early hour this morning- Genum!
Butler made an advanoe toward Fort Dar.
ling. He reached Kingsland Creek at 12
o'clock noon, and formed his line of bat-
tie on the southeast side of the creek with
the right on James River. The monitor
and gunboats are near the mouth of the
oreek, within three miles of Drury's Bluff.
3 P. a. General Butler is superintend
ing the concentration of his batteries.
xesterday aiternoon his advanoe pickets
oaptured a rebel courier with a dispatch
from Beauregard to the officer tn command
of Drury's Bluff. The dispatoh said, 'hold
your position until I reinforce yon 4
o'clock p. u: In two hours the rebel re- .
inforcements came. General Butler had
sent a force to the turn pike and drove the
rebels back. Our loss was slight
ueneral Ames is in a nosition to keen
Beauregard in Petersburg.
ihe rebels at Drurv's Bluff are not dis
posed to fight without reinforcements.
A rebel prisoner, oaptured last evening.
says that General Leo admits a loss of
The Petersboro Register of the 12th savs
General Walker, of Virginia was wound
ed at Spottsylvania Court House. He lost
The enemy are certainly fighting with
desperation and nerve.
General Hays, of Louisiana, was woun
Ueneral L. A. Stafford, of Louisiana. "
died yesterday ia Richmond.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
FORTRESS MONROE May 14.
The latest accounts from General But
ler state that there was ao fighting ea the
iitn or iztn.
All is quiet and has been sines ths eae-
my fell back on the 11th.
During the 11th the enemy kept out of
sight, and did not show themselves in aay
force through the day.
lesterdaya rebel battery stationed on
the shore of the James River, near Turkey '
Island, opened Are npon some of our gun
boats. The gunboats commenced shelling a
the enemy, and he retired evidently ia "
The cavalry fores of General Kauts re
turned on ths 12th with 140 prisoners.
They report having destroyed several
miles or track on the "Norfolk and Peters- -
burg and Weldon railroad.
They state that they destroyed all ths .
railroad bridges over Rowanty and Stoaey '
creeks and on the Mattaway river. At ths
time or the destruction of the Shoshone, .
Captain Philan was seen to swim ashore
towards rebeldom. It is evident that hs
was subsequently shot and thrown ia ths
It is reported here that General Bheri
dan has mads a detour in the rear of Gen- .
eral Lee's army and joined General But-
ler. ihis needs confirmation.
Large supplies of commissary and aud-
ical stores are being forwarded up ths
James river, and the Sanitary and Christ
ian Commissions are well represented.
The friends of the soldiers eaa rest assured
that aU is being done that can be for the
oomfort of the men. We expeot to he r of ,
fighting from Butler's army by ths next
despatch boat The troops were under
arms to more early yesterday morning.
FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14.
The Democratic State Convention ad
journed with three cheers for the Consti
tution as it is, the Union as it was, and
the downfall of Uncle Abraham.
The public joy over the news continues
Several Sanitary Commission meetings
are arranged for throughout ths State.
The pressure on the money market ia
Bullion receipts for the past ten days
amount to about $1,200,000.
WILMINGTON N. C. May 9th.
Ths iron clad Albermarie (rebel) en
gaged nine of the enemy's gunboats, sink
ing one of them.
The Yankee raiders have burned ths
bridges on New River, on the Virginia A.
Tennessee Railroad, and destroyed ths
Dublin depot, with all the suppUes.
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, May 14.
A rebel Captain taken prisoner inform
ed a correspondent of the N. Y. Times that
bs assisted in the burial of Gen. Wads
worth, and took from his body his official
LOUISVILLE, May 14.
The following despatch was received at
midnight, last night:
Frankfort, Ky., May 18th. Editors
Louisville Journal :
Kentuckians to the rescue I I want tea
thousand (10,000) six months troops at
once, do not hesitate, come, I will lead yon,
let us help to finish this war, and save onr
THOMAS E BRAMLETTE.
CINCINNATI, May 14
Ths National Guards are being rapidly
moved to the front Nineteen regiments
have already gone forward.
ALBANY May 14.
' A break in the Champlain Canal at
Glenn's Falls feeder wiU delay navigation
ihreeor four days. Boats will probably
phSS the break at Whites boro on Moday.
BALTIMORE, May 14.
Ths Governor of Maryland has called
for two or three regiments of 100 days'
rain, to relieve all the regular troops now
on duty In this State.
(For Saturday mUrmoon't rcper Jtmik