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liCO. MM.I.M JVV. KIIITOK.
JANUARY 21. 18C3.
ffF'Wji. LixonAH, Jk., editor of thelr
my& JToyy Jsmtmal, 33 School St.. Boston, is.
our sole agent for that city. Any contract en
tered into by him, for advertising or subscrip
tion on our account, will be ratified by us.
Sir. I.ingham is also authorized to act as our
tent in New York, and elsewhere.
Department of North Carolina,
New Heme, Dec. 31st, 1802,
ABSEHAL OKDER5, NO. 69.
The General Commanding, having been in
formed that several line officers occupy quar
ters in this town. Division and Brigade Com
manders are hereby ordered to see that thei
fficers immediately return to their regiments,
and give up any quarters that they may now
ccupy in town. Permission to remain in
town cm only be given by the Division Coui
nanders. B command of Major General Foster,
J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. General.
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps, )
New Berne. Jan. 2, 1863. J
BENEKAL OKDEK8, NO. 1.
General Orders No. 80 are hereby amended
fto as to include all regimental officers, whether
Field, Staff or Line Officers. Division and
Brigade Commanders will see that these orders
are immediately and strictly obeyed by the
officers referred to.
By command of Mnj. Gen. Foster,
(Signed) J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. Gen.
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps, i
Newbern, Jan. 4tb, 1863. J
SPECIAL OKDHKS, NO. 4.
The Provost Marshal will attend to the im
mediate execution of General Orders 89 and 1,
relating to the vacating of quarters in the city,
by officers. By command of
Biig. Gen. N A GLEE,
Commanding 18th Army Corps.
Joox F. Anderson, Major & a. a. a. a.
There are no movements whatever
to report from the Army on the Rap
pahannock. Flags of trace are al
most daily sent between the Armies.
The river has risen considerably since
the late rain storm, and the roads are
in a bad condition.
Despatches from Memphis state that
Commodore Porter's squadron, togeth
er with a land force under General
McClernand, have gone np the White
River. - General Grant had arrived at
ea uie Bteamer Charter, sixteen miles
below IVashviUe, and captured a num
ber of men. The vessel was loaded
"Wtth stores. The rebel cavalry of
uenerat w Heeler, live hundred strong
re encamped within twelve miles of
Nashville, 'on the Ilardin pike, and
General Stanley has been sent after
A I 71 1
mem. oKirmisning was goino- on all
day Tuesday in the vicinity of ITarp
The Richmond papers say that Gen.
Roger A. Pryor, had a fight on Satur
day with some of onr mounted rifle
men, five miles from Suffolk, and
ronted them with considerable Iopr
lie then pushed his cavalry towards
Carsville, where he learned that a force
of Union troops over eight thousan
strong were located ; but. accordin
to the Richmond story, they had pre
cipitately fled before Pryor. The bat
nes ai Jiinnreesboro are still claimed as
tfreat rebel victories by the Richmond
Governor Letcher, in response to a
4uisuion irom Jeff. Davis, has call
ie mnitia in the counties
of Virginia bordering on North Caro
lina, tor the protection of the Stat
-. vuiccro iaKcn at juur-
freeaboro are to be held in close con
unement until General Butler is deliv
ered up to the tender mercies of ITr.
Davis. At least so says the Rich
Gen. Curtis telegraphs that the reb
els have been repulsed at Springfield
sa.o., ana onr troops occupy the place,
Particulars of the withdrawal of
Gen. Sherman's expedition from before
Jcksbtirg on the 2d inst. are received
During the withdrawal an attack of
the enemy was repulsed bv our cun
m. mi -r . O
ooais. j.ne iarsoo is abandoned as a
base of operations, the enemy being
impregnable on tJie front facing that
stream. On the 3d inst. our forces
were at Millikeu's Bend, having sus
tained a loss iii the recent engagements
of from. 2,500 to 3,000. At a "council
of war, at which Gens. 3fcClernand
and Sherman, and Admiral Porter
were present, it was decided not to
uinke any further attempt to take
Vicksbnrg, and another point of attack
was agreed upon, for which the licet
s artcd ofll Tim lauk of coal and wood
on the gunboats, k was thought, would
materially impede operations.
We are indebted to our friends W.
C. Hamilton, & Co., andS. C. Nelson,
Esrirs. for late papers. '
The Progress is issued on Wednes
days and Saturdays until further
OEIV. FOSTERS OFFICIAL REPORT.
This interesting and important docu
ment will be found in another column.
It will be noticed, throughout the en
tire paper, that he gives great credit
to the gallant troops who composed
his command, on the expedition to
Goldsboro. This characteristic trait
of a great general, only endears him
still more strongly to the hearts of his
soldiers. It is a document that will
richly repay perusal.
The Dudley Buck, Crane, master,
sailed from this port, on Saturday
morning last, for New York. She
took the United mail, containing 6G,
279 letters something of a mail.
Sargeant Chamberlain, and asso
ciates, o the Mass. 24th, have our
thanks for the entertainment given ns
last Saturday night. Soldiers culti
vate the musical, as well as the war
like, profession, to some purpose, in
this land of cotton, tar, and turpentine.
Some foolish person, given to a bad
propensity for gabbling,has started the
report, that notice had been given to
remove the women and children from
this city within four days, by the re
bel commander of this department.
It is perhaps a work of superogation
to say, that no sucli notice has been
received, and when it is, most proba
bly the brave and popular commander
of this Army Corps will take his own
time for such an event, and then win.
Citizens and soldiers should bo cau
tious about believing and circulating
stories, which usually find an exten
sive circulation among lazy, listless
loafers, who infest every crowded city.
The Adams' Express Company have
put a magnificent steamer, by the
name of Augusta Dinsmore, on the
of her in the highest terms of
By every mail that arrives from the
North, we receive letters inquiring our
opinion as to whether such and such a
cargo of goods would find a sale here.
In reply to their numerous inquiries,
we would say, that Newbern is a closed
port, and that very few goods, save
what are allowed by the authorities as
military necessities, are permitted to
land here. The market is a!ready
overstocked with goods, a supply of
which are now on hand sufficient to
last half the State for a twelvemonth.
As to speculation, there are 60 many
speculators here now, that the Provost
Marshal has been obliged to appoint
a Deputy,in order to keep them passa
bly honest. We should, not advise
many more mercantile investments at
present. Those friends who Bought for
information now have it. '
Specimens of gold-bearing quartz
from Grasshopper creek, at the head
waters of the Missouri, above the falls,
have reached St. Louis. The speci
mens are from a discovery just made,
said to be the richest discovery on the
continent, yielding at the rate of $2,
000 per ton. A rich placer has also
been diseovered in the vicinity, which
promises an abundant yield.
The investigating committee of the
Bank of Mutual Redemption, Boston,
6tate that the losses of the bank during
the four years of its existence, have
Three rebel young ladies announce
through the columns of the Raleigh
(N. C.) Standard that they will pro
vide clothes for three soldiers as long
the war continues, if the soldiers whom
they select, will consent to marry
them when the war is over.
ejv ork to Hilton Head eremonions sexton wlir la nnr nnt
si J bales ; Pitch, 425 bbls : Rosin, 1,657
fa twin" mmm. , ... rkKla- Spirit! Tnrnentine. 637 cases. .
upon his personal dignity. lie eeutiy . ' tu , .i
mendation. Her business is to carrv
Express matter and the mails. She
will probably leave Beaufort on her
return trip to N. Y. on Friday of this
Provost Sergeant George F. Wood
man, of the 45th Mass. has been com
missioned as 2d Lieutenant, and ap
pointed Deputy Provost Marshal of
Some lover of Ale and Porter must
have been highly regaled with several
barrels of those commodities, whicl
had some ',ind which were st len from
the rear of the Gaston House, last
We were forcibly reminded of the
New England habits of a large por
tion of the Federal forces in this city,
on Sunday la6t. After Sunday morn
ing inspection we took a stroll, which
led ns past most of the churches, as
they were about being dismissed, and
we noticed that all of them seemed to
be crowded. This fact must be very
gratifying to the clergymen, as well
as to the absent friends of the soldiers
at home. In addition to these church
devotions, services are also held in
nearly every hospital, and regimental
The Surgeon of the 85th N. Y., by
calling at this ofiice, can receive his
report for December, made out and
igned, and which was picked np by
of our employees in f'ro&t of this office
on Sunday last.
The health of the troops in this re-
? a 1 m
giou sec-nts to oe gooa. ine per cent-
age f deaths never were smaller, and
the general appearance of the men
seems to betoken health and a vigor
ous constitution. We trust that they
may continue to enjoy these inestima
Wm. C. Moorehead to bo Deputy
Postmaster at Zanesville. Ohio.
Captains David G. Farragut, Louis
M.oldsborough, Samuel F. Dupont
andAndrew II. Foote, to be Rear Ad
mirals in the Navy lrora the ICth July
1862, on the active list.
Captain Charles Stewart to be a
Rear Admiral in the Navy from the
16th of July, 1902, on the retired list.
A Berlin Journal states- that there
are now in the Prussian capital seven
butcher's shops for the sale of horse
flesh, and that seven hundred and fifty
horses have been killed in the present
year for their supply. No animal can
be slaughtered for these establishments
without a certificate from the vetari
nary surgeorrof the police.
The New York Saturday Courier
tells the following anecdote of one of
our generals. A short time ago there
was a funeral in that very fashionable
house of worship, Grace Church, on
Broadway. A gentleman, wearing a
decidedly 6eedy overcoat, entered and
took a conspicuons seat in the vicinity
of the pulpit, and, it is needless to say,
he attracted the immediate attention
of the distinguished, ornamental and Jan 1 to Nov- 15 were Oakum, 3,981
Lieut. Wm. O. Brown, the efficient
Quartermaster of the 25th Mass., has
been appointed Depot Commissary in
Our golden sister State, California,
is about to enter the lists, as a pro
ducer of naval stores. The rebellion
has been productive of one thing. It
has stimulated the inventive Temple
genius, to get along without our pro
ducts, or to produce them, themselves.
They will never be so dependent on
ub for our products, after the rebellion
is crushed, as they have been heretofore.
A firm in Marysville are engaged in
manufacturing turpentine and rosin.
They have 8,000 pine trees in the foot
hills, and are now engaged in tapping
them. They calculate on having an
average j'ield of 300 gallons of Tur
pentine and GO barrels of rosin per
In other places preparations are be
ing made for making Spirits Turpen
We should judge from late San Fran
cisco papers that the market there for
naval stores was overstocked. We
notice that the ship Regulator which
cleared Nov. 21st for Boston took 300
cases, or 3,000 gallons Turpentine, but
this is said to be a "further reshipment
as a remittance." The imports from
approached and requested the intter
to remove to one of the free seats,
which wore nearer the door. The own
er of the shabby overcoat, though evi-
cientiy surprised, obeyed without hesi
tation. Shortly after, a young lieutenant, in
all the pride and pomp of a new uni
form, entered -the church and took a
seat in the same new. rvistmrr
i - J
passed, a supercilious glance upon the
unfortunate individual who was so in
considerate as to visit Grace Church
in an unseemly garb. A hymn was
read, and as the audience rose to their
feet, the objectionable garment was re
moved, displaying the stars denoting
the rank ot a major-general. The
effect was instantaneous. The youno-
omcer witli prompt obsequiousness ex
tended his hymn book, simultaneously
witn a iaay, wno was prompted to the
same act of courtesy, while the aston
hed Brown, discovering the blund
le had committed, attempted to repair
toy mvmngine distinguished stranger
to resume his lormer place. General
Banks quietly declined these civilities
and was evidently impressed with the
idea that, with some people, dress
makes the major general.
Major John Mornsey of the 3d
Mass., has been re-elected Sargent-at-
Arms by the Legislature of Massachu
motion to ratify, approve, and confirm the
President's emancipation proclamation was
referred to the Judiciarj- Committee. On mo
lion of Mr. Aldrich the Committee on M.litury
A flairs were instructed to inquire into the ex
pediency and necessity of granting bounty
lands of one hundred and sixty acres to each
soldier now serving, or who may hereafter
enlist in any old regiment, the said land to be
located on any confiscate rebel plantations as
soon as the rebellion is crushed, and report by
bill or otherwise. Mr. Dawes offered a resolu
tion, which was adopted, that , the President
furnish the House with the instructions given
to Gen. Dix Gen. Shepley, and Gov. Stanley
concerning the election of representatives in
Congress. A select committee of five was
appointed to inquire into the necessity of es
tablishing a military and postal route between
New York and Washington. On motion ol
Mr. Sedgewick the Naval Committee was in
structed to make inquiries with reference to
laying a teVgraph cable between Fortress
Monroe and New Orleans. A resolution was
also adopted that the debts due the soldiers
be paid in preference to all other debts owed
by the government Mr. Stevens offered a
resolution that the President be authorized to
raise 150,000 negro soldiers to serve five years,
the consideration of which was postponed
until next week, Wednesday. A resolution of
Mr. May, relative to the seizure of negroes in
Maryland, was tabled by a vote of sixty-eight
to forty-four. The House then went into com
mittee of the whole on the bill to provide ways
and means for the support of the Government,
and Mr. Spaulding made a speech.
Important from the Pamunkey.
A Tery Successful Rccoiiuoigsance
to Hie White House.
Destruction of Rebel Vessels and Capture of
Army Mores, Wagons and Horses.
Full Parlicalnra t ihe Exprdiliea.
Washington-, Jan. 10, 18C3.
The following was received at headquarters
Fortress Monroe, Jan. 9, 18C3.
To Major General Ilallect, General-in-Chief:
General A party of cavalry and infantry
was sent out from Yorktown by Major Gen.
Keyes, and landed at West Point night before
last. They returned this morning with a large
number ot animals and eight loaded wagons.
They destroyed the depot and the rolling stock
at the White House, burned a steamer and
several sloops, boats and barges laden with
grain, ana sustained no loss whatever.
JOHN A. DIX,
Major General Commanding.
Uxjted States Steamer Mahaska,)
Yorktown, Va.. Jan. 8. 1803. f
Keconnoissance in Force to the While House.
on the Pamunkey River Capture of Horses
ana nagons. Ordnance and U'nnmissary
otores Jiurmng of the licbel Steamer Lot-
tie Maynard, Tiro Schooners leaded with
brain, the Railroad I'epot, t-c., &e.
Commander Parker, in command o.f the
naval forges on tho York river, with the United
Brilliant Victory at Hartsville.
The I!clcU Driven from Spring
field unci lZie I'lacc Held
by our Troopi.
Sr. Louis, Mo., Jan. 13.
Gen. Curtis has received a dispatch from)
Major Collins, commanding the post of Leba
non, Mo., stating that at 3 o'clock Saturday
morning 700 Federals at Hartsville attacked
4000 rebels, with five cannon, under Marina
duke and Porter, and drove them five miles
South. The rebels then took a circuit and
returned to Hartsville, when the fighting re
commenced and continued till sundown. Our
loss was thirty-five killed and wounded ; tho
rebel loss one hundred and fiftv.
Bipolit of the lErbrls at Springfield.
St. Lous, Jan. 12.
Late last night Gen. Curtis received dis
patches from Col. Crabb, commanding at
Springfield, Mo., that the rebels were rcpulseJ
at every advance on that place, and that our
forces held the town.
Our loss is seventeen killed. The number
of wounded is not yet ascertained.
We buried thirty-five rebels, and many mors
were taken off tho field. They left a large
number of wounded in our hands.
But little of the town of Springfield was de
stroyed, and this was done by our own troopsv
The rebels have almost wholly destroyed the
telegraph between Springfield and Sand Spring.
Gen. Curtis has three columns ol troop
marching after the enemy.
Official Dispatch from Crn. Cart Is.
Washington, Jan. 12.
The following dispatch has been received at
headquarters here :
St. Lorrs, Jan. 11.
To Major General 27. W. Ilallcck, General in
I have good news from Springfield. Our
troops have repulsed the rebels and we hold
The rebels were retreating.
1 have three columns goirg toward them.
Gen. Brown loses an arm.
Col. Crabb, of the 19tb Iowa Regiment, suc
ceeds him in command.
The troops, including the enrolled militia,
behaved nobly. S. 11. CURTIS,
It is quite a current minor how
accurate, we know not that Colonel
Howard, of the Marine Artillery, re
cently deceased iu New York.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
we would call attention to the
Chronological Events of 1SG2, on our
fourth page. It will be very valuable
A General Court Martial is now in
sessiou in this city, for the trial of 6uch
eases as mav come before it.
We were much gratified a few days
ncer in receiving a call from our bio-
Lieut. Wm. IL Tyler, late Quarter
master of the 27th Mass., has been ap
pointed commissary ot Subsistence,
witu rank ot Captain.
Of all the specimens of female dia
DoJism, as connected with the rer el-
lion, the crowning one came to our
ears a few days since. It seems that
one of the fair daughters of Carolina,
in the exuberance of her feelings, ex
pressed a wish to rnn a saw mill" with
which to cut the Yankees up into sau
sage meat. Eather a singular busi
ness for a female to engage in, and a
curious dit for rebel soldiers to sub
" I like your impudence," as a pretty girl jaid
wbeu her lover kissed her.
The following a uooint merits hnv
lcr quill, of the BrooMyn Standaud. ; been confirmed bv the Tlnitf.,! Srit
I.. - j j - - - - u
e lias done Ins country good service Senate :
n his editorial capacity, and is now Alexander W. Randall, of Wiaeon-
aci mg ,i again as uuartermaster to sin. to ? Kirat. r.,-
- - - 7-- - - - - - a. eoniaaii;i
den. Spinola's brigade. Capt. Deli General.
Vccehio's appearance indicated good Seth C. Hairier, of Xcw York, to
health and constitutional aereemeut'be Consul of tho ITmn.,1 v..
j with camp hie. ; sau, N. 1
Petitions relating to tho bankrupt law and
to colonization were presented to the Senate
Monday, and a bill was introduced by Mr.
Willcy to aid West Virginia in the more speedy
and linal abolition of slavery in that State.
On motion of Mr. Marian the President was
requested to inform the Senate what measures
have been adoptod to enforce the provisions of
the act to suppress the insurrection and con
fiscate the property of rebels, and if any addi
tional legislation is necessary for the enforce
ment of said act. Mr. Clark bffired a resolu
tion, which was adopted, that the Committee
on the conduct of the War inquire and report
what are the objections and the causes of
delay in the execution of the act to confiscate
the property of rebels, especially in the Dis
trict of Columbia, and whether any legislation
is necessary to secure the more prompt execu
tion of the act. Mr. Fessenden called up the
bill to provide for the further issue of bonds
and Lnited States Treasury notes, which was
passed. The joint resolution from the House
for the prompt payment of the soldiers was
postponed. Tbe bill for tho discharge of State
prisoners was taken up, and Mr. Wilkinson
made a long and virulent speech, mainly in
reply to the remarks of Mr. Saulsbary a few
days since. The bill authorizing the raising
of troops for tbe defence of Kentucky was,
after a brief debate, passed.
The House adopted a resolution instructing
the Committee on Military Affairs to inquire
nto the expediency of providing by law for
the payment of company and regimental offi
cers from the date f their commissions. A
motion to discharge the Committee on Ways
and Means from the further consideration of
the bill to redoce the duty on imported paper
was tabled. On motion of Mr. Dunn th.
Secretary of the Treasury was requested to
inform the House, so far as in his pewcr, what
mount had been expended since the rebellion
in the employment and sustenance of slaves in
the disloyal States, and to what extent such
expenses had been compensated by the servi
ces of said slaves. On motion of Mr. KelIo-
the Committee on Ways and Means were in
structed to inquire into the cxnedienrv nf
reuucing me duty on imported rags of which
paper is made. On motion of Mr. Arnold it
was resolved that the President communicate
full statistics of the trade and commerce ot the
great lates, the YV estern rivers, and the St.
Luwrence. Mr. Noell offered a resolution,
which was adepted, that t"ie Committee on
Naval Affairs inquire into the expediency of
establishing a navy yard at some suitable point
belween the mouth of the Ohio and North St
Louis, and report by b'Al or otherwise. A
3 1 . r
General Putnam and the transnortc Thma A
Morgan, Winnissimmct and Mar
squadrons of the 6th New York cavalry and
one company of infantry on board, left this
fjiace on tne evening ot the 7th inst, on a re-
cuMuuiksance up tne f amunkey river.
At 1 A. M. on the following morning the
cavalry and infantry disembarked at West
Point situated at the mouth of the Pamunkey
nuu uruers io penetrate to ttie lute IJouse,
while the gunboats proceeded on their wn ti r
the river, meeting with but little or no oroo-
Biiiuii. rti y o CIOCK A. jl. We arrivprt nt tiiu
White House, finding the cavalrv !,-..,
there, and actively engaged in destroying much
valuable prrperty bclont-inir to the rebels, con
sisting of the steamer Lotiio Maynard, which
was found lying at the wharf, in complete run
ning order ; but necessity c impelled us to set
her on fire, btin unable to get her over the
bar this side of the White House. Two schoon
ers loaded with grain for the rebels were silso
burned at their anchors.
We captured twenty five wagons, thirty-five
horses, lorty mules, besides two thousand
bushels of grain, stowed in a large buildinc
built for the purpose ; also forty barrels of
insKv ana a lares auantitv ol sutler' uirp
The horses and wagons, with the mules, and
as much grain a.i could conveniently be
uiuugnt, were sent witt a strong guard to
" ruiiii, arriving sale! V at 4 o el, irk f M
of the same day.
On our return down the Pamunkoy the gun
boats Mahaska and Commodore Morris firwl
occasional shots into the woods to disperse any
tcmuicMuiiie reoei snarpsnootcrs who might
oe prowung around, lioats' crews were sent
ashore to tear up the railroad track which runs
along the hanks of the Pamunkey, and to cut
the telegraph wire, which apparently had been
but recently repaired, which duty was per
formed most effectively.
The result of this reconnoissannn baa ov
ceeded our most sanguine expectations, and
iii, uuuouess, oe productive of good results.
Doubtless the rebels were taken completely by
surprise at the sight of the eunboats w'hicli
are the first that have penetrated bo high up
iUta . . ' .. , 1
i.ui oiuee me evacuation oy aicL iellan.
Ail tne vessels returned safely to their anchor
age, with no casualties worth mentioning.
Commander Parker, who ncrsonallv nlannnrl
i i ... j r
anu commanaeu tnis reconnoissance, is worthy
of much praise for ths nsual prompt and ener
getic manner in which he conducted the
affair. Major Hall is also worthy of praise for
ins acuve co-operation and prompt performance
oi uie part allotted him in this expcdnion,
THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, (
January 11, 18153. (
Yesterday Captain Chester, Sergeant Grant
and private Harris, of the Fifteenth New York
engineer regiment, were captured by the
enemy about ten miles above Falmouth, on
Major Cutting went over the river yesterday
with a flag of truce. The object ot his mis
sion has not been devulged. Communications
are almost daily interchanged between the
two armies, and flags of trace have already
ceased to attract attention.
Prof. Lowe is experimenting with a calcium .
light, and the results thus far have proved
very satisfactory. His balloons are kept in
c instant readiness for ascensions,and yery fine
views of the enemy's position have een se
cured during the past week.
Tbe river is swollen considerably by the re
cent storms, and the roads are horrible. To
night it is storming again, and there is every
prospect of a fathomless depth of mud. .
t-Mt along the lines. .
IMPOttTAST FBOIH SUFFOLK.
THE WAR IN TENNESSEE.
Kashrille, Jan 13, 1H63.
The rebels destroyed the steamer Charter, six
teen miles down the river. loaded with rnmmi'..
sary and quartermaster's stores and captured six
Five hnndred of Wheeler's rebel cavnlrv are on
the Hardin pike, twelve miles from Ifasliville.
Gen Mitchell has ordered Gen. Stauley to pur
There lias been skirmishing all day the enemy
are retreating towards Harpeth Shcals.
Jfashtile, Tenn , Jan. 13. 1S03.
Generals Cheatham's and McCoun's rebel divi
sions are at bhelbyville, expeclinc to he nin-
Head quarters. Army of the Potomac.
Jan. 13, 1863.
The Richmond Whie and Enouirer f
date are received. They contain the follow
Petersbcbo, Jan. 12, 1SC3.
General Pryor encountered Dodre'a n,m,ni
ed riflemen five miles from Suffolk with two
companies of cavalry and routed them, inflict
ing considerable Joss. General Pryor remain
ed in line of battle until Sunday mooning, but
the enemy would not leave their strongholds.
Learning that eight thousand five hundred
Ya-ikes were at Caisville, Gen. Pryor Dnshed
across to intercept them. They fled on om.
tippriach, escaping through Gates county. The
prisoners captured say that Genera) Corcoran
commands at Suffolk.
The Examiner still contends th.it tho KoiT.
of Murfreesboro were victories for the South.
It says this victory is by far the most com-1
plete one by our arms in the SnuiW.ct w
do not regard the falling back by Brain? a do.
terring in the least from the glory of our arms
or the importance of our victory. All the
boastful despatches that Rosecrans may write
can never recapture the prisoners, arms and
artillery carried off by Bragg, nor rebuild tbe
wagons burned by Morgan and Wheeler.
Important from the Southwest.
Carlo, Jan. 18, 1863.
Passengers from Memphis report that Por
ter's squadron had arrived at the mouth of the
White river, accompanied bv s hraw ln1
force under General McClernand.
Gen. Grant and staff had arrived at Mem.
pms. lioiiy Springs wns reported almost con
sumed. The railroad there was torn up and
the rails brought to Memphis.
PHn.ADEi.pniA, Jan. 13, 1863.
A letter from the blockading aquadron off
Charlaston, dated the 4th inst., announces the
capture of a rebel boat, with a Major and im
portant dispatches for Europe.
Ialc Rebel Xews.
Governor Letcher, in response to a requisition
from President Davis, bas. bv nrnrlnmnf .n
ed out all the militia in the counties bordering
on the North Carolina line, to aid in repelling any
invasion by the enemy in that direction. Thw
are to rendezvous at Petersburg. TI e follow
ing are the counties named : Greenrville, Din
widdie, Petersburg, Hrnnswick, Lunenburir,
Mecklenburg. Halifax. Charlotte. Piit.,l.l.
Hf-nry Patrick, Franklin, Nottoway, Prince Ed
ward, Campbell and Lynchbure. A camn of
instruction is to be established at Petersburg.
The Tredegar iron works advertise for five
hnndred nrgror.s for the ensnin? rr. in H am.
ployed at the blast furnaces, in linttainirit muni.
and at the coul mines on the James river.
The Wl.jj; says the Murfreesboro prisoners are
to bo sent to Richmond, the Yankee government
having refused to receive them unless their nffi.
ers are also paroled. The later some two hun
dred in number will he held in rriCnAmi.ni ;
accordance with the President's proclamation,
until General Butler shall have been delivered up
for punishment, and the men retained until the
forced by Long.-treet's corPs-30,lJU0-f, om Vir- """OD a'aSs consent to take them on our
Generals Forrest, Wheeler nnd Siearns, w ith
A fitll . 1 & i".n . .
M,,u iwoiuu oaiienes. are inarching ! ,,.,. . 0(1- ..7.,,
towards Charlotte forty miles est. their object j g"T 4'
oeinc to destroy our transports nith provisions
tor fienral Kosernns' army.
Jne Ooat was oestioved last nipht. suteeu
MolaSSOS was minted at ftll nr.r o-olln.. v .1
htrri:!. Gold selling. t .32 a .2 1(1 Storltnn
REfiSTEi:i:n Shames. The Secretary of State
as laid before Coi.gress his annual statement
miles do n the river, laden with comuiissnrv and i f the number of seamen registered in the sev-
qtiartennaster's stores. Twenty men were cap- ' era' ports of entry in the United States durinir
lii.l 1 . 1 r . i . i . l .. , . ..
u jimicJ. iuo uoai biiq mi;ni were 1 .uass icriuseus rieaos the lis? hav
ing contributed 10:10. Maine furnished the
Morgan, with 3,n00 men, is afain in Kentucky,
and further damage to tho railroad is apprehended.
next largest quota, 143.J. The States next in
order are Pennsylvania, 702; New Jersey, 407;
aud New York,