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ajsut in New York and elsewhere." . ?
- V Htad-Ouarterfc
Department of North Carol
. f'tf,,, TimTe 13 1st. It
?' !cesE8At' 'orders,' so, 80. ' " ;?'
-iae ticnerat t;oo5manaing, caving. peent in
formed that several line officers occupy quar
ters in this town! Division and: Brigade Com-
mangers are nercby oraerea to see tnai inei
2iCers immediately return to their regiments,
arid give up any quarters that tbey may now
occupy in' tovra? Permission . to remain in
town can only be given by the Division Com
Ur'cocainand of Major General Foster.
r and A. A. A. General.
- v' Headquarters,' 18th ?Army Corps,) ?
llli V',-, New Berne, Jan. 2, 1863.4 ;
'-, '' . OtHfiRAI, OBDEKS; "HO.; 1- JA . jj'
, fltncral Orders No?. 89 are hereby amended
so as te include all regimental officers whether
Field,' Staff or ; line , OQcers -? Division and
Bngade Commanders will see that these orders
axe immediately and .strictly obeyed by, the
oQcers referred to. f '-'rl'y,;y;,, iGr-tt: i -?
" By command of MaL Gen. Foster, t .
j2ied), fV J. F.? ANDERSON U
, :J.?W, e?:r$air B A,;A.AGen;j;:
- - - : 1 .-. i - -'U s
t , Headquarters lBtb Army Corps'i
; r j f FECIAL ORDEKS, SO.: 4. " ? "
The Provost Marshal will attend to the; im
tnediate execution of General Orders 89 and 1,
Commanding 18th Army Corps.
Jenir F.Andersoit, Major & a. a.'a. o. '
, Edit oriul Klelangc.
tliYiili this nnmberi Qf tbe Progress,
onr stock of printing, papef Jai entirely
cxliausted and, conseqoentl, we shall
be. compelled to pmii' theiypnhlitatlon
ofVouf , paper' -for. a few .-'dajiau .Our pa
per we 'believe' to be already on the
way here, nd jthe EUspensioiiawillXbQ
only temporary. In a 1 few-' days J wo
EhaIL?resnme 'the publication of - the
PrjogresSy and those who have paid us,
will receive the paper for;a! longer pe-f
riod enough to, offset, the snspension.
TTe art indebted Jo Capt. ,Wm. Holdent A,
Q. if., for late Cincinnati papers. ' .-:,
We are much obliged t6 A. Williams & Co.,
( Boston, for their very acceptable present ; and
to Adams Express Cdmpanyj'for' their court psy
ana prompmcss in uejivenng it.; ; r
The church at Newport City was totally de
utroyed by fire, on Wednesday night last ' It
is supposed that 'some - contrabands went into
tht ediSee, and; built up a fire to warm, them
selves, and neglected to quench it on leaving.
-Another theory' is, that it was' the result s of
1';. i -
Te slcamer Baltimore, wbicn for sometirao
ha r been - lying: at . Mor ebead, ; a cciden tal Jy
berned but her stale-rooms one day last week.
Tbse wishing to ' secure Insurance 'against
flra in a good responsible company, are referred
to an advertisement in ; our advertising col
We are Lidebted to Capt. W. H.; Chapin, of
the steamer Ellen S. Terry, for late papers. '
On Saturday and Sunday next, is the anni
ersary of "the bombardment and battle 6f
Koancke Inland.. ' - s
A. gay and festive old fashioned New England
snow etorm, .waa. raging yesterday, morninir.
The ground was7weltcoTered and the snow
soma two inches deep, f
Se'pio, the celebrated Roman General' and
ren6 u ed conuerorf 'Africa; was nevpr more
ente4jitM''gTOmen:. 1 of; b(ji'Heana
than: is the conqueror and successful Governor
of New ; Orleans totbat f -New OrleanjBat
ler.Teayonqueror for h eas acb feVediii
con-tes'flnd ppc too, .every way, 6'servUjg
thet t e.v. lie has conquered a stubborn ;andj
rebeliians dty by tnilitary prowess, nd :&eld
H in sul jection by an Iron fcand-fcIt Is refresh
jng to Jthe people ofVBoiitpa to see, amidst the
Corfu fkrr of. shV6glhs and .mock iWartare,
cnt ir&iszicQ of an earnest purpose carried out
i n as'rcixssnable. way. ;?They gave 'Gen. Butler
m ri'bi; clil Roman rewrionTha panels ' of
the Hall (Fanend BallX were deeoraced ; with
the names oLtho cities and battles which bad
teen jtiaie iamous iby.bic deeds,' ;As: be a
tcTcd. the. hall, the white handkerchiefs of two
thousand Udics waved hitu a; welcome. Geifc
at pr -vn &de fe w ;J a ppropri&te remarks 'I in
which it referred in a feeling manner to those
of feis cdainicres'wlso would never return, and
also; declared his roadlnoss to go wherever the
- CeVjcrjriipsn should call biin -; ,. 'r.
Hilt V ' i
Tie ClaUaneogacMehel states, that JIaary
lit-Rdnd"lroadi to take-ccjmandi Of one of
the'rcl-ci jron-cUdTt 'J' knownytbat ihey
are now? at? Iiverpool.at the establishment
vrharc tbaJtiaaaina was built, three new iron
screw liteBmcrs; one said to be S.000 tens, the
1 1 icr two of ,1 ,&30 1 tons each ;Kal! very ; fine
p;mtVrn exptxted to be formidable ves
biUVia of great ppeed. ? The larger ship is re
p jrtCil to-' -rezdj-:-qr vsea with ?: coals snd
8tc tis 'cfi :1 'orcI,(no 'ftrmsment; of course,) and J
h n -its arc" now sfpng a'crew ;of picked:!
jue t yfti; supposed , ib&i. M"aury vull take!
'"c? t;j:i.:nr;d of flit t-V"'- 'i'i':l --ii
relating te the vacating of quarters in the city,
by oQcersv k--bByJ command of 3 'li-uir y;t
r.j .i i, .V V' .Bi ig. Gen.' NAGLEE,? ; 15
. There is quite an excitemsnt in New York
over the scriIegJous desecraTiofrof the dead by
ihe trustees of the Methodist church oa Sulli
tan street, who recently sold 'the'' building on
condition that the four thousand dead bodies
under it should be removed." In removing
them, the trustees, in order to save expense,
dumped ftba i r bodies 7 into boxes, cutting oif
beads and feet when necessary, to make- them
pack well. - These : proceedi
created great Indignation, and a legal investi
gation is to he made, i "
The proprietors ot jfoQJRUhmond Inquirer
have brought the Forest Manufacturing Com
panypaper? miilr in. ,WakeXcountyr N. 0. tdf
$50,000.- iTbis is one'iof the 'most extensive
paper mills ih the Cpnfederacy,!aiid the price
paid iscn.sidercd tbwTci0.S- i-sl :5 :l :S
liu'fr vr eh eat fr : 1 83. T- - '
If W Wo? Parkman of. Bostdri' G M.
R W Chas. C. Dame of Newbuiyport; D G JX
r V tWrnT C. Martin of Boston, S Gr :Z
-f; " Daniel Reynolds of Springfield Jt G.W,
s iool McCIellan of Boston, n "
i i Chas W Moore of Boston, Reg G SeS.?
i" "Chas L Woodbury of Boston ' Cor G Sea?
r; AV Rev. W m R Alger of Boston.
i 1 -i Rev ;W S Studley of N Bed
fcrd.. ; ., ,i';ic
Wm. fJ. Stratton of Melrose. G' Mar.
3V; j SaoiT P OUver of 4Bost on, Sft D.
TT -Xfi!,lrn?nf Wlfhm .T rt TV
f Wm E Salmon of Lowell 1?!??;:
V J H Upbata of Dorehester f n oCLziJ'
& A Tripp of N Bedford owF.
p John Thornton of 'Boston f ' f' l -
i' i vsa ui iuatueu '
II L Dalton of Boston C
5 E D Bancroft of Groton ' H? '?' '
L H Gamwell of PitUfield i G Lee's.??
? Henry H Pope of Boston ?
, Wm H Keat of Boston, G Chorister.1
Eben F. Gay of Boston?G Tylen1 " n c
jpr'5Jptfy!?&eVsR.J W. Bros.
Benjamin Bean,? of, Boston No? ;J V1
Sutton of Salem, No. 2 j AVm.i S. j Gardner -of
Lpwell No. 3 j Chester. L. Chamberlain of Mil
ibrd No? 4 j-' S:.B?Thaxter bfbington N6?J5 1
ReVG."W;'Didm un of .Worcester ; No (J ;
James M; Cook of Taunton No.,7 ; Rev.! R S.
Pope of Hyannis No. 8- Henry -Ohickering of
Pittsfield -No9 ;E. P Graves;:of Greenfield
No?10 ;" Rev? T."j;? G
11 Wm W; Baker-of, Boston; No 12, George
H KendalV Deputy for Chili, S; America? -
. Among the intercepted rebel fetters' recently
receiVed at Washingtonwas one rpmeerge
N. Sanders i . to" his ,; spn, written r irt; December
last ",' In;; this letter f Sanders frankly ' admits
that, without speedy succor the ' rebel pause
must be lost His method -of relief is thus
stated :. , ' :ry --y 'v - ?
r.My steamers are really the' only ? thing
abroad in which the nation has . really much
interest.; It is the only thing that? offers suc
cor and relief. ' Sinclair and Bullock's steamers
only are preying on. the enemy's comniercev
We want succor or we must die;.. JIr.. Mason j
win. l am sure; take the right view. .All other
projects sinks into insignificance compared to
the construction of my six steamers. So thinks
Congress, and so thinks every intelligent man
with whom I have conversed. You must pre
sent the case to Mrf Mason' in . every . point of
view. ; These steamers can open an d keep open
the port of New Orleans to our commerce, and
one week's . trade' will pay the nation ?three
times their' cost. ' . I : would , secure my; trunks
and alf presents until your return.'' , . ; 4 ; ; ? .
Sander's order book, also captured, embraces
heavy orders for Liverpool cotton and pins,
French -corsets, tea jewelryshbes for various
ladies Mrs. ' Jeff,?: ' Davis , included.:; Letters-
showihe men wantboots principallyiioEuJ'Or
pean capitalists are advised to invest in cotton,'
and that great scarcity of cotton and woollen
goods, exist iri the South? ?? Among other hings
the war is represented as terrible. Richmond
is much altered and its citizens turned, extor
tioners. .? ?: ?; -' : , ' : ' , ; ' . : . ,
't ' ..,.,;,.; 5T.i-. . j,...;, .;.t ;l a-'. .' f .i :""',:
:: The return of mackerel from Gloucester for
18G2, compared with that of ?186, shows an
increase of nearly 26,000 ? barrels, SChia, with
the increase in the price, was of immense ad
vantage to the town, as it gave a good margin
over and above the losses of the spring. - . .. ;
Parliament will soon discuss the subject of
the Prince of Wales's Docket money?" He "has
already a net income of $250,00?per annum;
and his mother thinks he should hare at least
$300,000 more, which is what Princess . Char
lette and her hnsband had ; bnt -then they
s Qne of the churches ift New Haven, willing
to turn arfjaqnesi pennyishavirigall the cot
ton pulled?out of the' cushions, using a? cheaper
material in-its" stead. 4.i L.iiz Su &.-? :
Recently a farmer sent to a leading : weekly
newspaper the money to pay up his subscrip-:
tibn, remarking - wkh the remittance, that he
must stop it for a period ;-.he taust " have time
to get up to 14, as he was fifty?1" numbers 'be
hind in reading, and thirty; of these were 'un
opened, r He' wanted io do his work thorough-
a , i f , . . . - .J .t i; k s I li. V : .x
A lady in Speaking of the gathering.of law
yers to dedicate a new v court-house .said "" she
supposed they bad gone "to view the ground
where they must shortly fie." ? ' '
' .? ?t '? -
Preatiee; after quoting John Ijocke, that a
blind man took his idea of scarlet from the
sound of &' trumpet, says that a
bangiu g out of. a shop door ? always reminds
him of the peal of ra belIeTr?5vi;0'i V '
Con Fls.The Cod in the sea. ai tie pike in
the rfver, i of so veracions nature that he will
bite at whatever may corae in hla way, and wlen-
evier it is set before bim. -Io a codfixb weighing
caoght by the writer in October. 1834. ibero
was? fonnd a piece of a ponnd weight ( quite fresh)
three whole herrinfjia and dab, a piece of bul
leek's hide,' two Jarge ernbui. about four, dozen
prawns, a large piece of chalk, and four trowers
bMifotis. in huoiuzt, caupunuur ujij-8 ier.were
two wbitings a horse-rnackereJifire crabs, two
polipy (e anemones.) and f hrursps ud libitum
8a eccentric indeed i the cod in his diet that
during a lonr aotaron jsndwinier a fishing tbe
writer aciueea li;mseil wiia tuaaifijr me.mvTfi.nun
of tbo iicgr.lar cenfents pf joae oi tUc ;h taken
by iiia. Once a U'cck: '
THB GULF DEPAIlTIIEIiT.
Arrirnj of ll I5i aud Si. Mary rilh
': ? Wew-Orleans Li ate lau. 23.
THEJIEBEL IRON-CLAD VESSEL COT-
XONBL O W2T TO A TOMS. X"'-
Tlio Kcbel Force Flan St ed an d lis
'J.AjC I Surrender luei ltableJ ? : ' ,r?
ZdlirKeisi. JyniBdtQri Rouge;.
, The steamer Bio Bio, from New Orleans Jan.
l'fitbv via Havana the 22d arrived at New York
on the 28tW - j&J.:-?-y& : f
i The U. S. transport steamship St Mary also
arrived, having left Ne'w;Orleans: pnUheSOtb,
via Key West the 24th, olt-.w-'k Jn.(f't::
f Gen. Grover rwas at Baton Rouge with a
heavy : force, 'some - twenty? regimen ts.j: B?is
command was , composed ' largely "of green
troops, and he was drilling them. There was
a strong force at Carrollton, under Gen:1, her
man. . ,v: j t . r-. . ,
Major Geri.?Banks 'was still in New Orleans,
Jacob Barker had appealed to the Major Gen
eral several times for permission" to revive the
Adtocate, but Geiu .Banks will not permit the
publication of; that rebel ; sheet again' . . j, .
. v ? The Fight at Berwick a. Day.: , ;
' ?.''?. -:. :f iT: ;'NEW:OBi.EAjKSt Jan 15-??
Westward the star of empire takes its way,
and so does Weitzel.h Jy ' last letter. by mail
steamer on Tuesday informed !you of i the con
centration of Federal troops at Berwick's Bay.
From the moment,' it was. uncertain "whether
Weitzel intended merely to defend the position
at Brashaer city against an? advance from tbe
other, side of the bay, or to cross over and
attacklthe Confederates in camp; this' side of
Franklin. All doubt is removed. , - ' .?'
i ? On Monday all of the regiments detailedTbr
the expedition -had .arrived at Brashaer city.
At 3 o'clock on Tuesday morning, ; Jan,;' 13tb,
Gen. Weitzel ; commenced moving, his: men
across the bay,. y The . means of transit were
the four gunboats .Calhoun, Kinsman,' Diana
and Estrella, all carrying men, and towing flat
boats filled with troops. A part of the infant
try were first taken " 6Ver, then the Louisiana
cavalry; and last . the artillery, consisting of
twenty-orte field-pieces-belonging to-the 4th
and 6thrMassachusett.and 1st Maine batteries,
with, a lei.reguta
landing. Was made': directly opposite? thecitf4
and ' was" completed, at'( 10 ?b clock' A?! M?' and
"the force advanced by the road alon the fiver
t- ; C6m Buchanan of the r Calhounj'command:
ing the guhbpals, then' took on board the bal-.
lance of the? infahtry and steamed up the At?h
afalaVa'river from 'She' same r point, Patterson'-''
vilhv, distant some twelye?miles from. Brashaeir
jqity, and fiveor six miles from Franklin.-,
I The Lbuisiaha cavalry.' in the advance on the
road,' pjet the enemy's pickets and' had a skir
mish' .'They .lost; one.'man, . but killedand
wounded six on' the other side?' arid.took ! forty
prisoners. The five hundred men Composing
this .body of cavalry are mostly? foreighersand
were enlisted in New Orleans!; , ' They? know?
that 'if. they w'ere Tfo fall into' the hands of the
Confederates they would be 'considered',' as
traitors' and would be ?'dealt with accordiqgly?
There fore? they fight well, figh t to the death',
and have no idea of surrendering as prisoners.
-J A; glance at the map of Louisiana will show
that the Berwick s? Bay region' is : worse " cut
up." tnan .tne army , was
The whole country, is a conglomeratipn of bay,"
bayou,. lake and river, with very little land and
a great deal of water. ? A' few words, however.
will give a clear idea of the route to and scene
of the present nlan of operations.'
. i ' From Berwick's Bay the unboas went up
the' vAtchatalaya ' river " bast Pattefsonville
fwhich 'is on t he , left , ban kfc? n ear , the'en iraoce
of the bayou,) afid into Bayou Teche. ' Frank
lin, the point to be reached, is on . the Teche.
five or sixmTIes " Beyond Pattersonville, with.
uentreyille midway between. - -Amue or more
withinhe entranceof the bayou, for along
nine iucr uas .ueen a lormiuauit vusiruciotJj
consisting of some sunken boats, With live oak
floated .down and lodged above, forming an im-i
penetrable barrjer.viiTbis.is iOOiCornay's plaht
tation. s.The bayou, bottom i is. sandy and, the
water cleavthe nature ot the obstruction oari
b plaihly seen;and-rt; has ' beerAUhought for
weeks -that if the gunboats could5 only eet at
it' the barrier could be blown-up ia'ari hopr,?
and farther up" the.Teche..'? ?! .? ?
It is easy enough to get to. it, and the gun
boats arrived and landed the infantry on both
sides of the bayou. - But -just -above, on .Mrs.
Mead's plantation, the Confederates have two
batteries, mounting eighteen guns, which cover
the obstruction. - Further up at Ceritrevme; or.
Franklin lies- the gunboat Cottdn.which can
come down to the barrier and engage the'gdn
boa ts on the' other ; side.' ' There? are 'eight. or
ten smair river steamboals up the bayou, two
or three of which are reported to be armed -.
-- Now for the programe. To take these, bat
teries, blow, up the barrier, beat the confeder
ate force between Centrevilie land Patterson
ville catch the gunboat Cotton, if -he- can, and
to. occupy Franklin, was the work laid out this
week for WeitzeL -r'":t
f -1 ;" " '.ieifci3"t 1 'fA'TTwrris'JaRliary
it If there is such a thing as an excitement in
this city;nowadays, jt is on the arrival orden
parture of .a New ? York steamer.j'" A t 'five
o'clock last evening, the deck of . the Bio'5 Bio
was thronged with assengersV?ahd those ; who
had come, td sayf,gb6d J by e,f nJ and 'r see th e
ed, jTarewells spoken, all was ready for a . start,
when lol down comes a- message rfroin :Gen.
Banks that the steamer must be detained till
4 P M. to-day. -fcTbe-Columbia had passed the
Baiize, and would bring dispatches which must
be answered by the Bio's mail. The'detention
affords an opportunity ;to .send' you; "some de
tails of the ffght on the Techeand the Hatter
as a2&ifff: Galvestdn;iV-.; V 'JX'X ?-"':
" ; .plaig-Kearfanllinm-t.,.j'i
By the return of reporters and from Iround
ed men. who arrived here last night,we ?have
full particulars off two, days "operations oa. the
Tecbe. ' r r 4 ? J,XV? ???? ???
Soon after four clock on Tuesday evening,
the gunboats; Calhoun, Estrella, end .-Kinsman,
landed thev infantry they :carried ;up, at the
point above Patterson vilie, on the left bank,
at the entrance, of the bayou. Gen. Weitzel
and Corn. Buchanan, on board the Diana, went
up the bayou a short distance and made a re-f
connois.eance, the troops' advanciqg on land
Ovider cover ; of the rganboats?- The Louisiana
cavalry was iri advance,? and was saluted ?? with
a few. shells; from , one of the , batteries , The
troops, then returned lo the, point, where, they
bivouacked till rooming tho Lichth ' Vermont
remaining on board tbe Dianas ? .
'i he four gunboats went on within ran?e f
T i a ' . - ;- ...
ne uusirueuun in mo osyou. the Kinsman m
advance,'and the rest within supporting dis
tance astern, and anchored for the night. Soon
after, just at? dark, the : gunboat? Cotton ?
rJ.Atrn fi rt .1 f ! rrfl fern crit iri. tV ., t
from one d the" rifled guns on the Kinsman
when the Cotton steamed -back out- range,
and was seen no more that' night. ? , On, shore
at midnighi there was a falsi alartrt, and the
pickets discharged their jnuskets ;but, order
was soon restored,. and all was quiet till ruorn-
CY5a o'clock .ca, Wednesday' morning
Buchanan signaled the gunboats to advance up
the Teche, the Diana remaining in the rear to
hnd the Eighth TermontVepmenton the right
bank ot the bayou "Meanwhile the troops on
the left bank: cautiously advanced under cover
of the gunboats which were shelling the woods
above as they steamed' up the ' bayou. The
Eighth Vermont, immediately after landing,
marched upon the-right'bank..''"
f There is an abrupt bend ia the bayou at this
point, and the Cotton made a sudden appear
ance "round the corner." . -The Kinsman im
mediately opened fire upoii her from a 32
pound rifled gun. "The" Cottonreturhed the
fire, and putrbrie S-pdund shotinto the Kins
man, ust above -her water line. The signal
was then 'made ? to-thegunboats - to-ad v.ance
close to the - obstruction the??troops following
oh shore,, oVr?' ; 's-?''!"' "'""'
f The gunboats? ?had advanced but a short dis
tance when, they received a volley of balls fronr
the rifle pits on the right bank. The existence
of these pits ; was 'unknown tov the attacking
force till the boats were close on ' them. .The
Kinsman1 fired a thirty 4wo, loaded with grape
and canister, in the direction of the pits ; but
Acting Volunteer Lieut. George ? W iggin, ? in
command of the Kinsman, finding itJ- impossi
ble to load hi3 guns, without having his gun
ners picked, offby, the riflemen, ordered his
men' to lie dewn on deck and the boat backed
a little, out of range of the? rifle pits. -While
she was steaming back she?' received a,' second
volley from the pits, and Acting Master A. S
W iggin, brother of the lieutenant oommanding,;
was badly ' 'wounded.' V Poor 'fellow ! lie was
executive officer on board,. has' just" been . pro
moted,' and was the only man on the boat who
was wounded 'I passed an.hour with him last
night,-and he lells me it was just; his luck
he was badly wounded, in his first engagement
(Nov. S, 1862) in these waters This lime ; be
received, a Minie; ball, which struck : in the
breasC,' passing through the right-shoulder. at
the socket' and to-day. he ; has gone through?
with' the: painful operation of the removal'of, a
portion of the shattered bone. -'He; is one of
the bravest of the brave. 5 i -
: The ' Estrella, in going vup,' uhfortunately
grounded oh the right bank of the. bayou, and
this accident, wheni the ? Kinsman , tell back,
brought the Calhoun in the advance. .This
was at ten o'clock iii the :morningJ? Thex Cal
houn received the next ?volley from ? the rifle
pits,; and , Commodore Buchanan,: who t.was
standing in front of the pilot ; house, spyglass
in hand, was struck by a Minie ball and fell.'
The ball entered his left cheek, passed into the
brain, and i be, died in. a, few -.moments. .Two
seainenalso were killed, and seven were wound
ed. After Comrnodore Buchanan was killed,
the5 Calhoun fired -one broadside and fell ? back
eutof.range?, :.?. ' ! -. '
? ! All this time the Cotton was M'doing' ber
prettiest,' firing now at the gunboats 'and ec
casionally? at 1 the?? troops on .the banks. , The
Cottdn ia a first ??jclass; steamboat, armed with
one rifled and, three smooth thirty-twos. Her
boilers are protected by ; bars of railroad iron
and are shot proof. s She. is .commanded by
Captain E- H, - Fuller,' who ? owns Va saw mill
and a small place at Chicot? Pass, on the lake,
.dnd is said to be an Ohio man.-- In addition to
her armament she had a larere eompany ., of
riflemen '6a .board, who, ?under cover; fired coot
tinually at the gunners on -the. boats rand the
men on the shore. ' - - '- "- ' - s
j . While the fight5 was going oh between the
gunboats and the Cotton the land force was by
no means idle. .The Eighth Vermont on the
right ibank. gallantly charged the rifle pits,
killed one man at least lost none,, and took
twenty prisoners.' The small loss of the con
federates Is due to the fact that when the charge
was ? made, the ri Semen . dropped t their j arms
and - incontinently skedaddled.-- As. usual in
such cases, the wildest of stories-went to the
rear,' and for a while itwas reported that every
one of, the sharpshooters in the pits had, been
bayoneted ; but they lost very little, and cer
tainly lost no time in skedaddling.?,1 .'. ? V j???.
I On the left bank of the bayou the operations
were more :important. .tTAs soon as the Cotton,
came in.siAt the line of battle' was formed
the Seventy fifth New York on; the right,' the
ue unurcu anu oisueiu ,bw. xyt a m ue
eenter. ?aiid : the -Twelfths Connecticut, n the
left, with the Sixth Michigan and Twenty-first
Indiana regiments In; reserve. The Seventy
fifth Ne w York threw out1 sixty 'skirmisher
six .men volunteering iironi each ,company,-.and
thesei' under the command of Capt. Henry: B.
Fitch, Ere froni eighty to one hundred; spaces
in: advance of the line?', The fine was supported
by the Fdurth. and (Sixth? Massachusetts batte-'
Vies, and the regulars brought two field pieces
on the road adjoining the? bayou. ; ;;; '
a fWhde the Cotton was engaging the? gunboats
the artillery bri ?sbbfe ? fired ather. repeatedly,
and when she) bifgah to retreat up the bayou
the regiments followed on the. banks and at
tacked her;.' '; The men on deck? were picked off
in considerable numbers,, and ; several of them
jumped 'overboard. They were more than
once driven away from the guns, the man at
the wheel was shet, and it wa reported that
the ? captain was wounded. He was on the
promenade deck, and one of the. Seventy fifth
New York men says that he shot him and saw
him fall. At one time Captain Fitch's skirm
ishers 'were 'within thirty feet of the Cotton,
and tbey hailed her to surrender. It is thought
that if the artillery had then been fon band,"
she could have been captured. . The regiments'
followed her. up a mile or two, when she turned
the bend, bringing her - guns to.- bear on the
troops, add the pursuit wa3 given up.
jTne confederates retreated from the rifle pits
ori both sides of the bay oa-to the batteries on
the Mead plantation. ? The men engaged in the
flght, the Seventy-tilth pJewxori especially,
behaved with great bravery." The -loss on the
Union side, too, is very small. " Lieut: J. E.
VVhiteside 'and four men of the? Sevenly-fifth
were 'killed,' and altogeth'ernot moje ? than
twenty ; were : wounded, .Tbe. wounded men,
with the bodies of Whiteside7 and Buchanan,
were brought to the city las f nigh V ftl saw one
man at the St James Hospital who had both
arma shot otn. ,- lie belonged to one of the bat
teriesy. sod was n ramming , down . ; the . charge,
when tbe gun was accidentally (or carelessly)
discharged. Ihe . wounds . generally are" not
serious., There ; are ' hQ means at present of
computing the loss on the confederate side,
bu: on toe fjotron it must have-been serious.
The few prisoners taken were brought to the
city, nd there was quite a crowd on Canal
Street to-day, to see them marched under guard
to tne custom house ; ine latter, by the by, is
custom house; post dfScev prison, and barracks
all in one enormous edihee.
. After the fight on Wednesday evening the
Calhoun came down to Brashaer City bringing
the dead bodies, wounded men,' and prisoners.
At 3 or 4 o'clock yesterday mornine the beonle
fat Brashaersaw-a large-fire near PattVson-
ville, and an hourertwo later beard a tremend
ous explosion! ?'?QT course they thought it was
the Cotton, which. tie confederates would nat
urally destroy- whenever- her capture seemed
inevitable! - - - - -, 4,.sm?-
?;When the Calhoun left the-Teche prepara
tion were making to remove- the obstruction.
Torpedoes , were tound sunken iri the? bayou
near this barrier, 'and? these; also re to be re
moved. It i was believed . that the gunboats
wtuld be able to -to w a way the raft of trees
which form in part the barrier, but there were
one, or two boats and a small steamboat sunk.
which powder alone can remove. "To effect an
opening for the cun boats, 'and nieanwhila to
advance by land and attack" the batteries was
the programme, aud t probably now the work
in progress.' The Cotton could reireat but a
few mi!es up the Tcchc. and Ler tsciVie tpe
almost iispc-asibie, . .
v . Lieut.-CommahdBuhanan. --
The -fanerat of Lieut--Cmander T. BfcKean
Boehanau took place t Chriat Cliurch in ihis rfty
at 1? noon ta-day. 1 Nearly all of the nnval otSc
era, ruany rliilitary men, and a larga number of
citizens were present, for Bachaoaiv was w,dey
known and love&- Not Jong since-1 ei.jajed his
hospualities on the Calhoun, and at that time he
talked much about the confederate force at Frank
lin, and said' that he was "going up one of these
days to rout 'em out." Dnring Cb-iuttnas weak
6e was "here, and jost a he was leaving the St
Charles one of his beet. friend. said,.' Don't go
up theTecb, Bock, if you do you'll pet killed f "
The words were in jest, but alai ! they were pro
Dhetic. No man in the raVv bed a more ardent
hove for.his professiort-?t.Fear ho kDew,notwHs
was a brave, warnvhearted sailor ana genuaman,
and his loss is" deeply 'deplored",??. V-w
rheCHfton brings-tae news rrora craivesion
that the corifederates have poured a large force
ito the' town and have strongly-fortified it with
batteries; ie; anticipation of n attempt -on the
part of the Vnion army to retake the place.
" .i J 'ih'fl -.'f!t !':: ' ' " ! " r'-ifi nsvTf-' n.
? 4,1;',-; Xtatrat :-firem' lSerwkk Bay. i
u "' " ' f From the Delia, Januaay 17iA,1 t r
f ! The news from Berwick's ?By; -last evening
brought official confirmatidn of the total destruc
tion of the rebel jron:clad steamer Colton,,in the
L'ayotf Teche, byhe !aiid and" naval forces under
the command of Gen.' Qodftey ? Weitzel. , She
wasjblwn atom8t an4 there V1 an end of this
formidable Vessel which has been a kind of stum
bling block in the way-of-lhe advance of cur
forces on the Teche.' feni Weitzel has succeed
ed in getting a heavy force in the enemy's real
thereby completely flanking? them', and their
entire overthrow in that section is only a question
of a few-days time.' The rebel force Si smaller
than was at 'first supposed ' Gen. 4 Weitzel has
ascertained that it consists ofonlyl.l 00 infantry
about l,000 cavalry, and three pieces of attiUeryf
NEWS iFJIOM MEXICO??
and Koutea at
Sort io of the Mexican from Pncbla.
xootZFrJmcU ' Triwrn 'Defeated ly
of 'Bebl Teucli ' at Havana.
if-r " :w - tHavana; Jan. 22
j :The Epglish, sfeauer Una, from Vera Cruz,
brings dates to the 9th,' and ?confi r ms !? w ha 1
sent you in my ,last,whicb caime by the steal
er Oss;anJ!i?'f--c - l f -t.; ' -; ' " "
; Ge'n.! Berthier, ' with the vanguard of the
Jalapa division of theFrench army, 4,000
men, , were surprisedat Bio Secq at 2 A. M. on
the?i8th ult, by,Gen. Rivers, "with 800 cavalry,
during a rery dense fogi tDuringtbe consterna
tion, French i killed s French,' and - their loss is
estimated .at 1,600. The Mexican loss is re-
ported at 130v The French bfBceri were las
soed and dragged dS rrrn "
: j Gen.Quesada?surprised and' captured. the
greater part of a convoy, which had left Jalassa
for Terote, killing 27 of the' guard and losing
severi?i:" V . ? ? : ,':. ;" '' . ;; ?;Vr i -. :,:;s, '. - , ,i
j Gen. Negretti, with ,1,0,000 , meny Hiade a
sortie, from Puebla, and at, Acajete attacked a
division of French, 14,000. strong, eight leagues
from Pcebla, s and completely routed them.;
They retired ' to Orizaba. Jalapa has been
abandoned, .Tampico .has also been ?,aband
oned, ;.f. ... . s
, The armed force which went for mules -has
returned,1 bringing 160 ; ." :: :
The small pox still rages at Tera Cruz? ??? ' '
? ? A schooner just in,?ll A. M.t met the Florida
steering about east. - She steered., southwest
when she left this port.' '
TH?E VICKSBURG EXPEDITION
Gen. 'McClernand?9 Forcet Landed"FiT6 Miles
; 1 helots the Yazoo Twol Brig adezng aged. in
. opening int; v tcictourg , uufrojrsjjepart
.; itre or. (ten., urant trom JlcmphiAiui
,; : . ?' ' ' 4 '1 ' ; ' - ', ' ' - ?.f4-;: ?;?' ::
j -- '-: -' "''" Chicago, Jan. 29.
f A special dispatch from Cairo sajK that in-
formation has been received that General Mc
ClernancTs forces? haye landed on the Louisiana
side of the Mississippi ri vefJ five: whiles belo iv
the mouth of the' Yazoo and in full, view of the
city of Vicksbtirgj
1 Two brigades - were eriga ged,- w ben
formaht. left, in openincr'The.. famous f'cut ofT
which? is to make Yicksburg no.Iqnger a port of
entry ; . r,-;-.tj.:v, , : , , . ,
The riyer is now bank full at Yicksburt. "i'
G en eral ? Gra n t ..left Me inphis,j.?6ri Tuesday,'
: Among, the. recent .promotions in Massachu?
setts 'regiments, we ' notice'the following' in
regiments in this department v.?,.? ?-iVt?:
'Seventeen th Regiment. Second Lieut.' Jas.
Splain of Haverhill to be 1st Lieutenant, Dec.
24, 1862, vice Poor discbargedrisi Serg't
Daniel L. Getchell of-Wells, Me, to be 2d
Lieutenant, Dec, 24, 1 8S2, vice Splain, pro
moted. 2d Lieut. Horace Deaf er of Cambridge
to: be 1st Lieutenant,' Jan. 1;1S63, vice Harris,
appointed Commissary 'of,, Subsistence 1st
Serg't Sy lvanus M. Severeen of . Maiden to be
2dLieutenaDt Jan. 1, 18G3, vice , Dexter, pro-
moted;-- - ... ..... .....? ,ji-.t-:-
i Twenty-Fourth ' Regiment.IAcxst:- Colonel
Francis 4 A. Osborn ' of Boston, id. be . Colonel;
tian.,iuvioot yiee bteyenson, promoted Brjga
dier General, f.ju ; - i 5rbsi.!-!-!,;.cr
Twenty-Fifth Regiment.Uz: Josiah Pick
ett of Worcester to be Colonel, Oct 29 '1862 '
vice upion, aiscnargea uct. zts, lboz. -.(This
commission is in place of one previously issued,
dated Dec 9 1862.) Captain Orson Moidton
of Worcestor '-lb 3 be?: Lieute-Oolonel, Nov. 5,
1862,Tice Sprague, discharged, Nov. 4, 1862.
Capt, I Cornelius G. Atlwood . of Boston - to be
Major, Oct 291862 vice Pfckettr promoted.
1st Lieut James Tucker, of Boston, to be Cap?
tain, Oct 29, 1862, vice Atwood, promoted
1st Lieut Samuel Harrington of Boston to :be
Captain, Nov.. 5, 1862, viee Moulton, promoted.
2d Lieut! John W.i Davis of Worcester a be
1st Lieut, Oct. 29, 1862, vieau Tucker, promo
ted 2d Lieut Arthur P. Forbes 1 of Worcess
ter to be ; 1st? Lientenan t, Nov. 5, 1862; vice
Harrington, promoted. 7. 2d Lieut John G? Mc
Carter of Milford to be 1st Lieutenant, Nov; 5
vice Harknessvdischarged. fi Serg't Major Chas'
H. Pelton of Worcester to be 2d , Lieutenant,
Oct 29, 1862, vice Davis,1 promoted. Serg't
Thomas Saul of Templeton to be 2di Lieuten
ant, Nov. 5, 18S2, . vice Forbes, promoted
Serg't James C. Woodworth of "vyorccster ; fo"
be 2d Lieutenant Nov, 5, 1862, vice McCarter,
promoted- -:-'' .v-.V-r,'--.'-
Tn-fi FsEjrcK EmpiTbor's New Year's Speech.
-The secessionists have" besen confidently pre
dicting, and the Unionists have been somewhat
fearing: that1 Napoleon would: in - his New
Year's speecTi, announce the intention of in
terfering in some way in our affairs. But never
was there a mpre harmies3 speech. ' In his
reply to the .Papal Nuncio, who. in behalf of
the diplomatic corps, addressed hirn he said :
; lhe wishes which 'you express to me. in
the name of the diplomatic body., touch me
nearly. I am happy at the commencement of
the year, to' see myself surrounded by the rep
resentatives of alt 'the Powers. TheV ran
testify tarny Iesire to live with them in the
relations of v friefidshipc so necessary to th
security oi me present and of the future." ...
- . -
And that was the whole of the speech which
the lyoxld has boca waiting to hsar." - '
. 3 UI11T Alt V
I , j. no ui'uk puortsners of N-y l, m -n
the IGUvult to consult M!Jii?-"HH,-present
Mgh priced of printinj l' tlj
now one hundred per cent. LiX, T PaPru
was sir months ago j ret in nr?ii mu
been lUtle if ; any rise. tBther,
on paper disables us from benefitting ; h v 3utr '
ness of prices abroad.,.,?,? : m pJthe l0;
s At tha same time it does not nt-ZZ -. '.-
to the government t it is simplr prohih;r9Tfea?
the only effect it has is to force th jT'
people to pay higher prices for their readin rtca
ter, while a few great paper-making firn f8?1"
immense profits. , " . . P0cn
I The publishers have adopted resoiatioa V
that the duty ori paper be repealed. anA i Slnt
that the present ratesof duty have already enki!!f
American manofactnrers by powerful eomhi
tions amone- thenlsefves, to doubls th J- ":
paper .and may eriuble them to carry it ufl hJS
to the manifest injury of the pablicf ; - t
We trnst that Uongreas will make i taste to
on this subject.? It is. now known What it J. 5
the revecue? of,. the govern menu but only ii
private pocket of the manufacturers, whick
benefitted by the present rata of duty. , , .
'ToccHlKq Iscidest---Among the?W0Uni
urir2 the recent engagement ia North nJ
was Mr. .BeBj.-; Hi Griffin, of this town r?? "
23d Mass.. who was left at- Whitehall witlTth
rest of the1 wounded. ; Here he learned that fc "
brother'Addisori, of Co. 1 was among the killefl
aud be resolved at whatever sacrifice . ha oali
procure the. body and give it a suitable buriar
Having recovered from the f fleets of his' wound?
he started fr the scene of the battle, and cri
ing.thri,nzh . the woods commenced ? his search
If he had been observed by the "rebels certain
death would ensue, but With a firm purpose h
continned in; 4he search The voices f .
rebelsv.who were encamped jnst a.littla distanca '
across the river, he could distinctly hear, out v
did Dot deter him iu the work he had undertaken.
His efforts were at last crowned with succes
and be had the melancholy satisfaction of laying ?
to rest the? body of his brother, whose life bad
been 1 offered in' the defence of f their : commoa !
country .Gloucester A dvVJ1' ????? '' '-
- ,! lC '-v. " " : " ' '- '.".","
I IXelara of Garibaldi f ICaprara,
iuif :.'- -mj 'it;jS "iH-.ni.M-tn;.- I ii v1
A Turin letter of December 20 aayi: : ... . f.
The departure of General Garibaldi for bit
island of Caprera,' which topic1 place at Leghorn,
this morning, marks 'the close of the revolution
ary eriiriItaly?,, . .Garibaldi jgoes back to his
quiet home most probably this time with a firm
purpose to abide .there. ; , Were he evea soon to
weary of his peaceful ; agricultural: avocations, it
is riot likely that any part of Italy would sooa
agrain be chosen aa the scene of his eiploiti.
Love j of adventure, or the impatience, afis'mj
from a sense of waning life, arid a wish to iltaa a;
trate its end by 'sortie? achievement worthy of it
earlier course,- rnight render him' accessible to the
seduction of those who would fain, engage him ;
iri any rash eastern?enterprises, or bring him for- '
ward as an aetor in the great ; on brotherly stru;
fj!o beyond the Atlantic ; But in his own coas.
try Garibaldi will never -again be tempted to
take the initiative;- i-y.s r,i
I Foreign Tribute-'TO. thi Galiastry or
OUR TROOPS.A Bappahauriock. correspondent ;
writes to the Philadelphia Inquirer sA
j "A Prussian officer of -rank, who witnessed
the late battle at Fredncksburg, has declared
to several of our higher officers that he never
saw. troops march up to storm batteries in face
of .such a dreadful tire as did our troops at tha
late battle.- -,-He expressed admiration at the
excellent Order in which the. several divisions
advanced, under, fire, and the obstinacy with
which the battle: was. contested on both sides,
arid said that no such severe fighting ha.d been
done in any of tbe European ; wars 3 within tke
lits.twelve years.., This officer was at the bat
tles a of j Magenta and - Sol fer ino; . and in the
Crimean war at tSebastopol, and says that the
Frenchahd.Bnglish troops in those campaigns
never? displayed more daring and good fighting
qualities than did pur. troops. rThis testimony,
coming from a high and disinterested source
is a worthy tribute to the bravety of our natri ,!
j . ,. ... , r . .- : t .-!;: f.-.t . . !! . -
' " ' ' ; mmm 1 """";-tr
? QoiNCf to REST.T)id yoii' ever know.a child, ?
though 'dead with play," who was willing ,tq go
to bed Ilow theyj will open their eyes- and
stare about, and linger round the bright groups,
and plead fdr4 a reprieve? "just a little longer
just five or ten minutes Time will cure them
Koon enough, poor things I so don't try to teach
them the lesson now. Let theui sit up" be
fore the evil day co&ies when sleep is the most
coveted boon on earth ; when they dread nothing . ,
so much as? waking to a? new day, and its repe
tition of weary struggles with wrong and wrong
doers lighted : by gleams of sunshine so few .
and :i transient.? Crowd, into ?ebndrcns Jnfant
life all the innocent happiness i:you . can they
may have that at least to look back upon when
they have no longer the wish or the power to
4tsitup.''- ' r-
'. A IDsepui. Ccstom. At Munich ihere pre
vails. singular custom.' t Every ;child found
begging in tbe streets is arrested and carried
to a charitable establishment. The moment he
enters the hospital,? and before he is cleaned '
and gets the new clothes intended for him, his
portrait? is painted in his , ragged dress, and
precisely as he was found begging. Wben hi
education is finished in the hespital, this por- 1
trait is given to him, and he promises by an "
oath to keep.it all his life, in order that be may
be reminded of? the abject condition from which
he had been rescued, and of -the obligations be
owes to the institution which saved him from
misery and gave htm- the iriearis hjr which he
was enabled to avoid? it in future; : ' .
jiNTELtiGESCK or the Lark: A pair of lark u,
had built their nest in a grassfleld, where tbey ? ?
hatched ?a bfiod ?of young.?, Xery. soon after .j
thc.birds were out oi their nest,tbe bwer of
the field was forced to set his mowers st woriy '
the state of? lhef weather forcing him to cut bis
grass s6onef ?than usual.' As the laborers ap
proached the nest' the parent birds seemed to
take a larm, and at last the mother Jaid herself
flat upon the"groorid - with outspread wings
and tail, while the male" bird; took one of her ;
young out of; the' nest, and by dint of pulling-,,
and pushing got jt on its mother's back. She
then flew with ber young over the field, and 1
soon returned for another. This time the father .
took his tarn to carry one, being assisted by,?
the mother in getting it firmly on his back ;
and in tb.'s manner Iher carried off the whole
brood before the mowers reached their nest.
RutUdge't IUuttrated Natural LXittory a
New Bar BuusThe dispensers of stimu
lants. to those who freauent the bars in Boston
-' ' rw m w
have had : convention, and have decided to.-.,;-advance
the price of liquors from ten to thirteen
cents two j drinks for. a quarter of? a'aonari'"6
Some proposedthat instead of raising Ihe price
an extra quantity of water, should be added;
but this . wus opposed , and defeated oa the
ground that it was now .''difficult-' to keep tha
contents of rthe decanters irssn freezing, and ;
that' an addition of water wouldbe sure to?
produce destruction of the glass ware by Jack ?,
Frost. -; . - . ,.
' A Casael letter ia the Ilaroburg News Bjn t
u The Princeess "llohcnlebe, daughter of the
Prince Elector, whose husband has gone to Am
erica rithout pajicg his debts, which amount to
very considerable snrris, has been anmnioned to
appear before , the tribunal' of the free city ot
Frankfurt ; as well as her brother, the?:secopd
f sen cf the Elector The Pi incess signeu PH
fur 800,000 florins, which her husband putln tir
yrilation.aod the Pricess' brother gavo his guar,
anty by attaching- his signature t Jt 80.0GQ florin