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Department of North Carolina,
New Berne, Dec. 3 1st, 1802. )
ur.SFi: II. OUDKKS, so. 89.
The Get eral Commanding, having been in
formed that several line officers occupy quar
ters in this town. Division and Brigade Com
manders arc hereby ordered to see that ihei
officers immediately return to their regiments,
and give up any quarters that they may now
occupy in town. Permission to remain in
town can only be given by the Division Com
manders. By command of Major General Foster,
J. F. ANDERSON,
Mijor and A. A. A. tieneraL
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps,)
New Berne, Jan. 2, 1863. (
O FN EH A L ORDERS, NO. 1.
General Orders No. 89 are hereby amended
o as to include all regimental officers, whether
Field, Staff' or Line Officers. Division and
Brigade Commanders will see that these orders
re immediately and strictly obeyed by the
officers referred to.
By command of Mnj. Gen. Foster,
(Signed) J. F. ANDERSON,
Major asd A. A. A. Gen.
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps,
Newbern, Jan. 4th, 1863. j
SPECIAL OKDIIRS, NO. 4.
The Provost Marshal will attend fo (he 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.
John V. Aso-erson, Major & A. a. a. o.
The only news from the Army of the Poto
map on Monday is, that :he enemy have been
discovered by a portion of the cavalry of Gen.
Sigel's division to be in large force opposite
Rappahannock Station, it was supposed with a
view to watch the movements of ou:' troops,
should they attempt to cross the river.
A despatch from Nashville dated the 25th
inst., states that tha rebel guerrillas under For
rest, Wheeler and Stearns, wih a force of six
thousand cavalry, were at Franklin, Tenn.
The rebels attacked without success the guard
at the bridge cn the Chattanooga road, ten
miles from Nashville, on Saturday. Our gun
boats, twenty two in number, were at Clarks
ville at latest accounts.
The recent victory in Arkansas, which re
sulted in the capture of the 'hree fo.-ts at St.
Charles, Duval's Bluff'and Des Arc, on the
White river, places the repossession of the
State of Arkansas and its capital. Little Rock,
virtual!' in the hands of our arm)'.
Among the prisoners captured at Arkansas
Post were one general, ten colonels, ten lieu
tenant coioncls, ten majors, one hundred cap
tains, nearly two hundred lieutenants, and a
lot of adjutants, quartermasters, surgeons and
staff officers. Ji ff. Davis witt probably now
be willing to exchange, instead of putting in
force the threats contained in his proclama
It is rumored that Gen. Cassius M. Clay has
superseded Gen. Boyle in the command of the
Department of Kentucky.
The steamship British Queen, at New York
oa the 25th, brought us interesting news from
tke Bahamas, dated at Nassaa, N. P., to the
20th of January. Th'j Anglo rebel tiade !rom
Nassau to the blockaded ports of the South,
and vica rerun, was more bri.-ft than at any
other pciit d since the commencement of the
war. The port of Nassau continued to be the
great depot for the discharge, reshipmcnt or
reassortment, as desired, of British cargoes,
consisting of every descrip ion of contraband
of Bar, including gunpowder, intended for the
comfort and use cf the rebels. These supplies
were all entered at Nassau, under the general
description of "assorted merchandise," al
though, no doubt, (he English Custom House
officials were well aware of their real charac
ter and destination. The foreign vessels at
Nassau hailed from Liverpool, Havre, Yar
mouth, Madeira, Bermuda, New fbuodland and
tfie port came 'm'os'lVy "frbm'T'Lflesfon "arid
Wilmington, with cotton, rice and turpentine.
The English steamer Thistle, which was lately
overhauled by the Tuscarora, off Madeira, had
arrived at Nassau with her valuable assorted
cargo. The Governor of the Bahamas had
published a portion of the official correspon
dence between Secretary Chase and Collector
Barney, relative to the late search of the Bri
tish vessel W. H. Cleare, at Staten Island. A
Jiriite crew, from the United States gunboat
Cambridge, delivered up a prize to the English
master, who was a prisoner on hoard, in order
that he might navigate the vessel during a
storm. He very naturally ran her into one o'
the friendly days of tbo Bahama Islands and
Inli reMlu-f from SprSniffi-r-ld.
Central Broicn Recorerihg Health of Gen
Spmsghelo, Jan. ID.
To Major General Curtis:
Gen. Brown is very decidedly improving.
He sits tip, reads the newspapers, and ct jojs
his segar almost as well as before the battle.
lien. Herron is slowly improving, but is con
fined to his room most of the lime
S. H. Meixuek, Medical Director.
A lady being asked why she did not use the
medicated soap, replied that she got a plenty of
oft soap, from her beaii, ;;:id that aitvaya put a
plenty ot color in her cheeks.
A Question for Mots) Fhilosopliers. When a
hip "rptits upon a rock." is the circumstance to
fcc :cii.t.J aj bt:.-.'s a ' iirearij ol corsdeaee ?"'
The Mary Sanford, another new steamer of
Adams' Express Company's line, leaves More
bead City lor New York next Wednesday.
We are indebted to Adams' Express Com
' pnny, and W. C. Hamilton & Co., for papers
of the 24th, and J. 0. Smith, E.-.U., for papers
' r 1
of the 2tith.
Foster Gewkai. Hospital,
Kbwbern, N. C, Jan. 29, 1863.
The undersigned is very desirous of collect-
in a small library of 100 or 300 volumes, for
. v. , ... f . I. : . v, : . u Ti.
.ie ujc u. iijl j ki . . ums uus(n. i uC
able and excellent surgeon in charge kindly
and earnestly favors the object, and will pro
vide a suituable room therefor. The subscri
ber has already received several volumes as a
nucleus for a library, and has written to his
friends at the North to contiibute for the same
purpose. The object of this brief notice is ta
call on the officers and others in this Depart
ment, who may have at their disposal works
of light and general reading that thoy are wil
ling to bestow for so laudable a purpose, that,
by pending them to the undersigned, will con
fer a great favor on the sick and wounded in
this hospital. J. Hill Rocse,
Services in Christ Church, Pollock Street,
on Sunday next, and thereafter until further
i notice, will be held at precisely 2J o clock. P.
M. Sea's Iree. All are cordially invited to at
tend. At the Union Society in Cambridge College.
England, there was recently a public debate on
American affairs, in which a son of Lord John
Russet and a Mr. TreveTyan spoke against the
Union cause and in support of the rebellion.
A son of Edward Everett, who is a student at
Cambridge, foltowed in defence of his country
and government, and an English clergyman,
who participated in the debate, writes: "After
hin got up young Everett (Edward Everett's
son), who, by the bye, is considered one of tho
most distinguished men in Cambridge, the
whole house against him, but cool and perfect
ly collected. He took Trevel3'an's speech to
pieces, point by point, used him up bit by bit,
till the whole house was slowly turned in his
favor, and he had it all his own way. It was
a great success, and marks him as one that
will surety distinguish himself sooner or later.
He will take hfs degree in January, and will
then, I think, come to America. Look out for
Arkansas Post, on the Arkansas river, in
the State of Arkansas, is the capital of Arkan
sas county, and is the oldest town in the State.
It was founded by the French in lfiS5. It is
located thirty miles above the mouth of the
river, on a high bluff. In tho rear of the town
however, the land is low and frequently inun
dated. It contams a court house, jail and at
one ti.ne boasted of a printing office. The
population is between four and five hundred
The place is situated on the North branch of
the river. As a military position it is well
Fifteen damsels, sent out from England fo
Vancouver's Island, had, npon arrival, to be
housed in a government building and a guard
put over them, in order to protect them from
the rush of amorous swains. They were all
soon disposed of ; but whether by lot, or to
the highest bidders, doos not appear. The
Vancouver paper clamors for more, but prefer
dairy maids to governesses.
Hon. John Minor Bolts has recently pur.
chased, in Orange Co., Va., an estate of 2,800
acres for the sum ol 104,600, and has left the
city to take possession of the same, with the
intention of devoting tho remainder of his
years to agricultural pursuits.
Gen. Tom Thumb's marriage wifh the beau
tiful Miss Levinia Warren will be solemnized
the 10th of February in one of the most fash
ionable churches in ihe city of New York. It
promises to be the great event of the coming
month. Cards of invitation have been sent
out to-hundreds. Immediately aficr the mar
riage the bridal party will proceed to one of
the leading hotels, where they will remain a
short time, and thsn go to Philadelphia and
SVashirgton. Returning, they will visit Bos
ton, and who knows but the illnslrious little
couple will visit Portland. They intend, after
the honey moon is over, to make a tour of
The Richmond correspondent of the London
- "TI..I rr. itusla n .rooti,rn OS
ihe negro might by the paramount influence of
the white men, be induced to do almost any
thing is indisputable; butone thing no earthlv
influence will teach him to, and that is to
C.Mr I.vcipent. A letter to the Trumpet
and Freeman, from the 44'.h Regiment of Mas-
Isachusetts volunteers, relates the following!
, interesting incident:
The Chaplain (Rev. Mr. Hall, pastor of the !
L'nitaiian church in Plymouth, Mass., and son i
of Lev. Dr. Hall of this city) gave the regi
on tit an excellent sermon to-day on profanity.
wnen tie nad closed nis sermon, the Colonel
honest soul ! stepped forward and acknowl
edged his own past fault in that direction, and
said that he wi bed to apologize, then and
there, to any whom he had addressed with
profane expressions ; that he desired to correct
the fault, and to see it corrected in the regi
ment ; that he wished to make himself an ex
ample for his men, desiring that they should
imitate what they saw in him worthy ot imi
tation, and that they should avoid whatever
This is a specimen of the higher order of
courage the moral. And where tins is stionir
the other will not fail. We revere the moral
courage of the man who, occupying such
official station, dares, upon a clear perception
of moral right and Christian propriety, to step
out be. ore the host ol his command, and
pledge himself to tiie practice ol it. And how
grateful to parents ami wives n ho have sons
and husbands in the army, is the consideration
that they are under the supervision ol com
manders of refined mcral principle, who will ;
do what they can to make the camp at the :
same time a power for the country's rescue,
anu a senco: ol lue s true virtues.
HIE AMY UF THE l,0T0MAC.:"'h,t',f'ksl cf 1 tft of ! ',' Tn-
at the risk ol certain death if caught in their
attempt, wailed through ihe swift, breast high.
Tlic Enemy Reported in Force Op- icy current of the river, into which thev threw
posit e ltanpuhuiiiiock Million.
Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, I
Jaouar' 25, lbtio. i
The Sabbath has been RcJI observed through
out the entire camp.
No business, except that of the most neces
sary character, has been transacted.
Two men of t he 9th New York cavalry were
yesterday captured by the rebels at a house
near the Kappahannock. Aber recrossing the
. V- "Z 7 a
i ilru-cn on and one ol their nnmrier c.mtnrpii
i ' . 1
Three deserters from the rebel army were
; brought into Stafford Court House to-day.
Col Cessiola, commanding the cavalry of
j Gen. Sigel's grand division, to day discovered
i the enemy in considerable force opposite Rap -
' pahannock Station, evidently apprehending an
: attempt of our army to cross at that point.
THE WAR IN TENNESEE.
Attack on the Bridge
The Rebels at Franklin
Guard ou the Ckaltanoogm Road Repulse of tht
Rebels A Flietof Gunboats at Clurk.-ville, See.
Nashville. Tenn . Jan 25. ISt.3.
The rebel Generals Foirest, Stearns and Wheat
or, were at Franklin, Ttuo., ' yeaterdny, wilh
The rebels attached ibe bridge guard on the
Chattanooga road, ten miles from the city, to-day
but were repulsed, with two killed and several
wounded. One of our men was killed.
There is a fleet of twenty two boats at Clarks
ville and three gunboats. A large mail is on
board the fleet.
It rained all day yesterday and last night, and
the river has risen six inches.
VICTORIES IN ARKANSAS.
OF THE MISSISSIPPI
taptiire of HI. Charles, Davavl'a
It I u AT and Dei Are.
Tic o Figh t-Ineh
Gun. 200 Field Rijle,
Small Arms, Irion
SKETCflF.S OF THE CAPTURED PLACES.
The Kr oi Arknuia in th Manila of the
Confirmation of the Victories on White Riser
Washington. Jan 25, 186.1.
Major General Curtis lias telegraphed to Mitjor
General Hallcck, General in Chief, as follows:
St Louis, Jan. 24, 18G3.
General Gorman telegraphs from Duval's Bluff,
18th inst that, aided by three eunboats he ns
cended White river to Duval's Bluff and Des Arc.
takii g about 150 prisoners, two eo'uuibiads and
about 200 small arms
Tl news from Arkansas, as gathered from
official souices. is highly important as weit as
interesting. St. Charles. Duval's Bluff and Des
Arc have Deen taUen, anu the light drangm ves amnR ,ne mcn a 0pRC(.rs and although the
els are over tbree hundred miles above ,ne latter tised every endeavor to get the men to
mouth of the YV lute river. Lieutenant tomman .. . , J t , ,
der Walk., commanding the De Klb. eamW fa" :n and march to the encampment of the
at Duval's Uluff two eieht inch frn. vrHtr their , "e men stoutly re'nsed to comply. Vf
carriages and ammunition, two hundred fetd j rious were Ihe reasons I hey assigned 'same,
rifles and three platform cars, and at Des Arc j and by far the greater part, tha t thev barf
thirty nine ptisoneis and a quantity uf arms and . fought under Gen. Carroll, and would do so
ammunition. J under no other man, and that they were quite
The above record ia certainly very good, jod j wiilins to be transferred to any o' the other
when taken in ennm-otion with the v ctorj at recirnents of his brigade : another lot com
Fort Hindman Arkansas Post, on Ihe Arkansas ; pI,;nea thev had not bl.(. .,:,, sil,cc e-
"ver.i.of l h.ghe.t importance. Little Rk ,,,,. and that thev would not so until
the capital of the State 1 Arkansas. M nnw . ,J .
threatened from the northeast aa well as oa lil,he' were,i while arm-her lot complained that
southeast The progress of the Mississippi io I they had been " sold like so many niggers,
tilla up the White river clears the way for )t c- and ikat if they were compelled to gn that
Clernand's army, so that they are imw alile to j their purchasers would find Ihem but a poor
mnreh upon the State capital without beingde bargain. As evenioij apriroachc! the men
pendent upon the Arkansas river, as Des A:t is
out uny nines rroni inne rtoen. luiawsu
opens tne route between Eminem Missouri no
the Missi-sippi. by ay of the Wl iteriver. Ttie
capture of St. Charles, nn ihe Aikansxa riier.
removes another stumbling block in the way of
an advance on Little Rock up t hat stream. This,
with an army from Pocahontas coming down on
the northeast. Blunt's army from the Boit.ui
Mountains nn the- nnrlftwest. and MeClerna d's
army pushing along np the White and Arkaisas
livers Little Voclt nnlst fall and Arkanaa be
once more brought ui der the jurisdiction of the
United States authorities.
FROM BUM. IDE'S ARMT.
X ADVANCE PRKVEXTED MX
TIIE STOKyiY WEATHER.
Imposaibililr ef Motion ihe Artillery.
OCR FORCES STILL CLV THIS SIDE
OF TIIE E'APPANANXOCK.
Tbe Trcapi Anxious for
ou the Enemy.
TAe Present Stnte of A jfairs on the liappahnmoek.
Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, J
January as, istiu. ..
The tempestuous weather since Tuesdaj last
anrf the consequent impassable state of the
roads have rendered any advance of thearnry
of the Potomac beyond the Rappahatuuck a
matter of impossibility.
The same causes so delayed the Iransporta
tion of the pontoons and heavy artillery lo the
designated points as to prevent a surprise of
the enemy at the points designed to crnss.
This afternoon tho clouds broke awaf. and
the influence of the sun is telling favjiably
upon Ihe soil.
Several paymasters have already a-rived
bringing joy to the soldiers and relief fo- their
r. :i: i i -3 1 .i .
lamilics at home. A delay in the payment of
those actively employed may occur.
Washington-, Jan. 23.
An official who has come up from Falmouth
states that double teams were used to drag
the ammunition wagons without avail:
Second Aumy Corps.)
Opposite Fredericksburg. Jan. IS. j
Bold Desertion or' Three Rebel Conscrivls
Their Story Condition of Affairs Across
the River -The Rebel Forces Withdrawn
from Frederick-burg Since the Buttle, and
Wh.re Tiny Hare Gone Review, etc.
On Friday night three deserti rs from the
rebel ranks crossed ihe Rappahannock a short
distance above Falmouth by fording, and dt
livered themselves up to the pickets of the 6'st
New Yoik, by whom they were placed in
charge of the provost Marshal of French's
division. Captain Stockton, of the 10th Neiv
York Zouaves, and his assistant, Lieut. Halsey.
TluA poor fell ws, who are Germans, named
respodjvely Charles Deppe, Louis Nichoff aud
P. Rantenberger, settled iri Miss ssippi about
three years ago, and soon aft r tt.e commence
ment of the rebellion were impressed into the
rebel service, and serve! for eighteen months
tn the Mississippi battalion until Friday night
1 when tcey wtre phced oa piekct duty ; aai
I their aims, and in a haif frozen condition ar
i rived at our picket tires. Titey belonged to
; Futlerton'a brigade of Anderson's division and
; Longstreet's corps, and state that their regi
j mcnt inst heavily in the late battle
oi tne exact extent 01 ttieir loss
th y are igno
rant. They also say that a great pai t of the
rebel force are tired of the contest, and would,
if they dared, cross to our lines ; but that men
proposing sucli a venture are pretty sure to be
consigned to the tender mercies of a i ourt
martial and the fire of a platoon As to food.
:i 1 , ,u , H
: half h nnimri of h::i-iin rt"- Hi.n nml rrXt.i ic a
. r ...... '"
luxury unknown lo
; my nni
. dom of King Jeff.
As to raiment.
: friends did not, however, seem to be ill pro
j vided two having uniforms of stout giay
I cloth, with blue blouses bearing the United
j States button ; ihe last named article evidently
'secured in some r.iinner or oilier from the
abundant wardrobe of Uncle Samuel, and for
! which they were charged by the rebel gov.-rn-i
menf. The third was attired in a civilian's
overcoat, in very good repair, and, of the three.
' two of them wire provided with strong, well
made boots, which thev averred cost S.'IO a
pair, anu me otoer witn $iu shoes, iney rm, ( ally not particularly enthusiastic at the pros
bow'ever, a sad story about nearly halt ot their J nect ofarain rakinn the field and enduring all
late comrades beimr barefoot (but not on that
account nlicved from duty) or wearing home
made, or rather camp-made mocassins of raw
I hide. They were without ten's, and supply
their place as far as possible with the evergreen
: foliage with which this country abounds.
! Under such circumstances it seems doubtful
wneiuer the memories of Valley t'-rge and me ; Utnrl that war Hems of ail kinds are scarce,
sufferings of the Continental army to Which j A presentation occuired at General Burn
the rebel leaders love so much to liken their j side's headquarters, a day or two since, which
own ragged host would inspire ardor enough i deserves mention, as it reflects honor and
tocounterbalar.ee the present intense degree I credit upon one who i'i universally ack-ncrwl-of
cold which our misguided brethren suffer I edged to be ti e best drilled officer in the
in iheir attempt to destroy the nation which
Washing on created.
As to the movements of the Southern army,
I was informed that A. P. Hill's division start
ed on their way to Culpepper Court 'House
two days after the battle ; I lint McLaw's d-vis-ion
marched to the same place the day before
yesterday, and that their own Anderson's
division, numbering upwards of six th' nand
men had received marching orders Since
the battle every night has been employed by
the rebels in iicgin rifle pits. Thev estimate
their force on th day of battle at seventy five
thousand men ; are in daily expectation of an
attack by us and on Friday distributed sixty
rounds of cartridge.
The deserters were sent to Gen. Wilcox's
headquarters for further examination.
Our troops were to day reviewer! by Gen.
Burnsrde, who expressed his admiration at the
display which our corps, notwithstanding its
shattered ranks and battle torn flags, can still
Fakmoi-th. Va.. Jan. 19.
Consolidation of the If3a and 73d Regiments,
Few York Volunteers.
Orders were received on the 17th inst. from
the War Department, for the consolidation'of
the 16:ld New York volunteers (raised in New
York city under the name of Third Empire)
into the 73d New York volunteers (also raised
in New York city und r the title of the Second
Fire Zouaves). When tile above news became
j known in the caniD of the 168d New York vol
tmtecrs. It caused universal dissatisfaction
tpiivtly adjourned to their respective tents, the
i officers havine Failed In shake their determa-
tion of not goinsr. Later in I be' evening their
camp was surrounded by a squad of cavalry,
a brigade of infantry and some artillery, witn
iheir pieces, sent to enforce their compliance.
Tbe men, seeing that resistance was fruitless
against such a force, fi ll in. a- d were marched
off. 1 wns rather a singular sight to see about
one hundred and thirty men (ill that were on
the ground) marching with such a number
The following is an order issued by fhe Di
vision General to this regiment on bs leaving
his command, from which may be judged he
previous character of Ibis regiment for disct
pline and bravery :
GENERAL OBnKR? NO. 5.
Headquarters. Third Div. Third Corps, J
Camp Near Falmouth, Va., Jan. 17.
By orders from the War Dopartn ent the
One Hundred and Sixlv third New York Vol
unteers is to be consolidated with tbe Seventy
third New York Volunteers, and relieved from
The General commanding this division de
sires to assure the officers and men of this
sallanl regiment that the separation from them
is a most painful one it seems like the patt
ing of family lies. By uniform good conduct
in camp and upon the march, and especially
by braveiy in battle, this regiment tins won i
the approbation and confidence of all; arid, j
although it goes to add lustre to another or
ganization, it has given renown to the colors
and fo the men of the One Hundred and
Sfcttv third N' v York Volunteers.
By command of Brig. Gen. WHIPPLE! j
HENRY R. Dalton, Asst. Adj. Gen.
T am somewhat, inclined to the belief that
the main body of the rehel army have fallen
back to a point nearer Richmond, and that no
battle will take place near Fredericksburg.
This has been asserted if late by deserters
from the rehel army ; and, in conversation
wilh Fredericksburg refugees at Falmouth, I
Tearn that extensive earthworks have for
months been in prosrress. commanding the
! junction of the Virginia Central and Richmond,
!'. .. .
Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroads. Th
I is the precise spot that was won by tbe bra
j very of the troops i:nder Fitz John Porter in
May last. At this point the rebels can com
. fortably quarter the troops, while the force
I icq- ired to hold the line will admit of sparing
much of the army w hich participated in the
battle of the 10th of December.
IVew fro; r - Ihe f.efi Win-.
Left Grand Div i dor. Army of the Potcnac, )
January 1'.'. lsii.;. f
The Move The Rorhts of 'the Rebels and
How they are (ed Presentation Honors
to General McClellan, Cc.
An attack upon the intrt nchmcrts in front
of oar line w-s determined upon sme days
s:nce. but was postponed bv order of ttie War
Department. Since then new plans have been
decided uiitsn, and unless again countermand
ed, the country may look for stirring- i ews
from this St my very sour. It is enough to
say that ihe whole army is under inarching
orders at. in hour's notice, with several days'
provisions; that fatigue parties have bien a
work every night for the past week construct
ing roads that lead toward the enemv. and at
such points as could not possibly he used for
my otbw p-irpose ieft to aa sdvisoof ta
army ; that an order has been issued directing
ail the sick in camp to be sent to hospitals, arid
that we all expect a battle within two or three
days' time, r give foundation to the belief thai
a movement of some kind is on the tapis.
Consultations of generals hate been frequent
within the past few days.
Ihe enemy evidently susnect our intentions.
; although every care has been aken to keen
: them in ignorance. Last night, as one of our
jwoiking parties were engaged in building a
j corduroy road in a ravine tha' leads to the
river, the enemy, suspecting what was going
on, threw over rockets, illuminating the whole
, country and revealing what we were doing.
The result was, this moining we discovered
'several new earthworks directly opposite this
;t cV,.r: u.. .u. .
fH""nig lliaL I NCI e:c nm Aure
j and not disposed to be caught napping. As
1 the roads, from the recent heavy tains, are in
! a bad condition, all of them have to be cordu
royed to permit the passage over them of
heavy tiainsand artillery, and those in sight
of the enemy have to be constructeo at night;
consequently the work is difficult and takes
time. As soon as this work s completed the
army will move, and we shall once more be on
the way to Richmond, and within reach of the
enemy's guns. Theaimy, having remained
idle for a month, and constructed for them
selves comfortable wit ter uarters, are natur-
the hardships of an active campaign in tiiiu-
win'er; bu- their anxiety to end the war,
crush the rebellion and go home is so great
that they will be willing to endure almost
any'hing to accomplish it.
We have remained so long without having
either offensive or defensive operations of any
United States service. I reter to Maj r Gran
ville O'Haller, of the Seventh inlantrv. The
presentation consisted of a beautilul sword,
sash, belt, extra scabbard, gold and leather
knot and rosewood case, valued at two hun
The dress scabbard was of silver, with armo
rial insignia in gilt ; the service scabbard
bronze, with gilt mountings of national design,
including a medallion head of Washington.
The inscription read as billows: -
MAJOR GRANVILLE O'HALLER,
Seventh infantry. United States Army
Contniandant of general headquarters, by the
officers of the Ninety third New York
State Volunteers, headquarters grand
" Army of the Potomac," as a
token of regard for his social
qualities as a gentleman
and liis military abi
lity as an officer.
Cap Nfak Falmouth, Va.. Jan. 1, 1863.
The presentation was intended to come oft
on tho 1st of January ; but as it was wholly
unexpected to (he Major he requested a few
das s' delay in order to make the necessary
preparations for such aw interesting occasion.
Generals Bnrnside, Hooker. Reynolds, Sickles,
Patrick, Buiofd and numerous others of lesser
note graced the occasion by ttieir presence.
The presentation speech was made by Col.
Crocker, of the Ninety-third New Yoik, in his
usual hsippv style, in wl ich he took occasion
to mention in Haltering terms the valuablt
services rendered by Major O'Haller lo his
country, in Ihe various positions which he has
o 'copied during his twenty years of service in
t tie army.
After the ceremony all hands adjourned" to
the neighboring lent for refreshments, where
chain) agne and other luxuries were indulged
in abundantly. Toasts were drank and re
plied lo by Generals Burnside, Hooker, Sickles,
t'olonel Butler, Major Cassidy and others. The
hea th of General McClelfcm was drank stand
ing. with uncovered heads.
The Ninety-third New York regiment, whose
officers made this beautiful present, have been
lor several months acting in the capacity' of
guard to general headquarters, and have (under
the instructions of Major G. O'Haller, who has
exclusive control ot this department.! toe-ether
with the excellent officers connected- with th
regiment, attained a high state of drill and
Major O'Haller, the recipient, has been con
nected with thenrmy a number of years, serv
ing with distinction in the Mexican and border
wars, and is proverbial in the army as "autho
rity " upon all disputed points in tactics.
I HE NEWS FROM MEXICO.
Rumored Repulse of the Frendh
COXTEST BET WE EX FREXCII AXD
MEXICA X CAVALR Y.
HEAVY EOSS OF TilE l UKltli.
ACTIVITY OF THE GUERILLAS.
ftrporfed C'bnnee in Ibe
That our readers may fully understand the
interesting movements now being made by tbe
French in Mexico, as well as to keep the public
posted on everything occurring there, we grve
a review of the latest news which has reached
us, which will show the operations of the hos
tile forces. These last accounts report :
The Rumored Repulse oj the French at Puebla.
The French have again been repulsed and
driven back from before Puebla with great
Defeat of General Eerthier.
The French General's (Beithicr) vanguard.
four thousand strong, was completely surprised
i by eight hundred Mexican cavalry, and about
two thousand French troops were killed and
! wounded. Several French officers were taken
by the lasso and dragged off.
Critical Condition of the French.
Tbe prospects of the French look exceedingly
I bad. They can get no supplies from the coun
! try, and they are surrounded by a most de
i termined enemy, who watch every opportunity
j to take advantage of them. Tbe Mexican
! guerillas are ever on the alert, and lasso every
French soldier they bud straggling from bis
Efficiency of the Mexican Guerilla.
French communication between Vera Cruz
'and Orizaba has been completely cut off by
Mexican guerillas, andean only be re establish
ed by strung French guards, posted ail along
the route. In this way the guerillas-, who are
in strong force ou ihe line ol communication,
harass the French unceasingly.
Our advices from the Pacific, though of the
same date a those brougnt by the Sheldrake
( loth d January,) give 140 premonition of even
an early attack on Puebla. From them We
compile the following :
President Ji.irez at Putldrs.
President J-uareZ bad neen let 1 uebla, and
distributed uiUais among tne soldiers engaged
in the repulse ol the French on tne 0th 01 May,
Forbijleitiors of Puebla.
Ihe fortTat.cr.2 ;f I'ueila now e-cosist of
ten forts, mounting 200 guns. Those of tho
capital are armed With about the same numberi
: Strength and iJis'ribvtiomfthe French Army.
The French forces are distributed as follow s :
. To an Augustin del Palmar, San Andres
: Chalchicomula and Orizaba from eleven to
1 eight thousand men j in Perote and Los Vigos
a like number. Marqura has his camp at this
j fatter point. With something less than one
' thousand men. In Tampico not quite four
' thousand. The forces which were in Tlacotal
; pan and Alvarado hare evacuated those places.
1 The remainder of the . twenty eight thousand
i that compose Ihe French expeditionary army
i is made up by the garrison f Vera Cruz and
I . ,
various small detachments in the neighbor-
Reinforcements are expected br tho
end of this month, which can be forwarder!
immediately to the interior by the new railroad
to Orizaba, which it is said will be read for
use by that tune. Those reinforcements are
to consist of two divisions of the Imperial
Guard, of at least 15.000 effecitve men. Nearly
the whole of ihe French artilleiy is between
Jalapa and Los Vigas.
Strength, and UUtrihution of tha Mexican
In Puebla twenty-five thousand regular
troops and ten thousand volunteers.. Between
there and the capital are two disvisions, in
tended to crve as reinforcements or protect a
retreat. This force is estimated at from ten ta
twelve thousand. In Ihe capital there are
twelve thousand more, among whom, however,
must be included the Home Guard. In Quere
la there is a division of eight thousand men4
and thu contingent from the State of Guerrero,
under Alvarez. Stnonnts to twelve or fourteen
thousand. These figures give us a total of
about eighty thousand men a sufficiently
powerful force, one might suppose, to drive the
French out of the country ; but. it must be re
membered that the Mexican troops are badly
fed and worse armed. AH the field artillery
has been taken from Puebla, leaving only the
Mutiny Among the Mexican Troops.
The Ira Crutano of Dec. 16th says there
i is a serious misunderstanding between Oens.
Ortega and Comonfort, and that deser'ions
from the Mexican garrison of Puebla are very
numerous, on account of the great scarcity of
money and provisions in that place. Also that
a conspiracy had been discovered in the brig
ade of Gen. O'Horan, and that live officers had
Rumored Retirement of Juarez from th
A letter from Oiizaba, dated Dec. 21st, says
there is a report that Juarez is to retire from
the Presidency, to be succeeded by Other Or
tega or Comonfort ; but there is no rebance to
he plated on such a rumor, coming from such
Enco'juter Ret ween Gens. Mejia and Doiladr.
A messenger bad arrived at Orixba direct from
General Mejia, who stated that Mejia had en
countered and defeated General I'obiado. cap
turing $500,000 and twenty thousand musketf.
In part Confiniiatioii of this the Vera Crutano of
Dec 16 says that General Dobladn marched,
from Cuannjunto to anile his forces with Th se of
Losado snd oih-rs occupying Guadalajara; that
he was attacked and routed on the. way, and com
mitted suicide to avoid falling prisoner
The English Steamer Ossiun.
This v -el has been freighted by ihe French
government to take artillery to Vera Cruz, in
older to arm a couple of war vessels convetd in
ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI".
Movements of Trooy since the Capture of Post
(ff Arkansas. What we captured at that-
Napoleon. Ark.. Jan. 18, 18G3.
Since the nurrtnder of the Fort at Arkan
Post Fort Hinman by name nothing material
has occurred hi this command. On Monday and
TuaadSay nothing was done beyond caring for tha
dead and wounded. On Wednenday a large por
tion of the command disembarked, and transfer
red themselves fo the cabin erected by the rebels.
These were neatly brrilt and of gieat namber,
being estimatd us" high as 2.000 by some of our
officers, and I should hardly think this an exg
geraiion' Baggage and effects of every kind
were changed from the trauspi-rts ; but SeareelV
had this been done when orders were received
to re embark at once, preparatory towards a new
field of operations.
General Sherman's corps embarked the sama
night, and Che next day proceeded down the Ar
kansas river, to this.point. At its month Previ
ous to leaving, the rifle pits of the enemy were
levelled, the fort completely destroyed and blown
up. and the captured wagons, over a hundred in
number, burned. Ceneral McClernand, with tho
remaining corps, remained at the post two days
1 nger. find only leeched this point l).t night.
M j Gen Grant and stffT arrived here this
morning on the Steamer Kellogg, and an imma
diat consultation was held between him and
General McClernand and Sherman. The Gen
eral returns to Memphis again this evening.
General McClernand, in his congratulatory
address to his army a copy of which I had, bat
have mislaid and cannot 8"nd yen states that
tie captured seven thousand prisoners; eight
thousand tand of arms, twenty cannons and a
large amount of ordnance and commissary stote.
Our loss is not definitely known but will proba
bly reach six hundred in killed and wrnnded. of
which not more than one hundred and twentyfive
were killed. The enemy's loss is leas soma
sixty five killed and eighty-three or aighty-foar
Sews from Fortress Monroe.
Foi'.trf.ss Monroe, Jan. 22. .
Four men we arres ed to-day on James river.
! among who were two rebel officers, Captains
j Wm. Causey and Smith. They Were arrested
at Smith House. Five hundred dollars' worth
, of contraband goods- were found in their pos
The storm is continuing quite severe. The
Baltimore mail boat, due here at 7 o'clock in
the morning, did not arrive yesterday until 8
in the afternoon, and to-day until half-past 2.
Many of the schooners which left bete J ester
dav have put back for shelter.
' Four rebel prisnners were brought down
! from York town yesterday evening,
i Important Copt-ire by the Provost Marthal
j Arrest of a Rehel Captain and His Brother
One Thousand Dollars' Worth of Contra
band Goods Seized and Turned Over to the
I Government, dV.
Provost Marshal Meyers has just succaeded
I in making an important capture, in the person
, of a rebel captain in full uniform; The arrest
! as made at Mallicott's house, on the James
; river, about fifteen milts from its mouth, while
; the provost guard were searching for conlra
band goods. The captain's name is Causey,
and he -ays he is aid de camp of Major General
E xy of the reb- l army. The prisoner's broth
' er, who came from Richmond also, and ia
probably a spy. was also found secreted in the
house. The guard seized upon $1000 worth
of contraband goods, which were already for
shipment to rCbeldom.
The rebel prisoners were brought into the
fort this evening and placed in ConE nement.
The goods seized have been turned ovtr .o tha
United States Government.
We cannot have all things our own way ;
some things must be a. lowed to go God's way.
A mall isn't likely to die Irom having his
head carried away in a fight it 'tis his legs
tha' carry it.
A great many sprnkers seem to endeavor to
give their tpecsbea ia length whit th?y !ar1c