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NEWBERK, X. C. SATL IiDAT, JANUARY 1". 186.1.
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aated at this office.
Tlie reports in circulation Wednes
day that Stuart's rebel cavalry had
made a raid into Maryland, at Point of
Rocks are not true. The story origin
ated from the fact, that a few rebel
guerillas had crossed in search of
some booty at Ball's Bluff to Harri
Thue is but little to report from the
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Armv nf tlm Knlftmap. A rpronnnis-
eance in torce went out on luesclay
morning, which will probably be heard
from in a few days.
It is believe! that a considerable
portion of Gen. Lee's army has moved
irom its late position, and gone up the
Rappahannock. Its destination, of
course, is not known.
The neiwsfrom the Southwest to-day
Gen. Rosecrans has made an irapor
4int demonstration on Murfreesboro,
that it was not forti-
Ibrrest s cavalry, who hw
making raids in other directions, Geu.
Rosecrans moyed his army on Friday
last towa8 Murfrdesboro. Generals
,.3rtttenden,'aud McCook led the troops
directSy on Murfreesboro, while Gen.
Thomas, wea. with his corps to La
vcrgne, by the Nolinsville road. The
rebels kept up a ' skirmish the entire
way, bnt were gradt dly pushed back
fully ' eight miles. Gen. Rosecrans
now threatens Murfreesboro, and holds
a fine position. In the various skir
mishes, it is eaid that we took six hun
dred and fifty prisoners and three guns.
At latest accounts heavy firing was
going on near the iVolirisville turnpike,
sand a general engagement was antici
pated. The enainy were drawn up in
' line of battle on Stone's river, and
probably had a battle Friday.
. We have later ne.vs from the scene
of action at Van Buren, Arkansas,
detailing the incidents of that brilliant
. affair. Our army was shelling the
enemy, according to Gen. Blunt's offi
cial despatch. Among the property
captured are four steamers, three of
them heavily loaded with snpplies, a
ferry boat and a large amount of am
munition. Quite a number of the
enemy were killed. The rebels burned
tliexr arsenal and ferry boat at J?orl
Smith, to prevent them falling into
our hands ; also- a large quantity of
provisions on the opposite bank of the
river. A general conflagration was in
progress when our forces left.
j The rebel army is considerably de
moralized. Many deserters came into
our lines, who report that two regi
ments of Missom iaiis stacked arms a
few days ago, crossed the river and
went home. Another regiment of
Missourians left a short time after,
taking their arms with them. Two
regiments of Texans also stacked arms
and started for home. A regiment
cavalry was- sent in pursuit ;
stead of arre
ting, they joined the run-
rumored that Mr.
to be bsued to day, is not to
large portion of Virginia, presumed to
be loyal, nor the city of New Orleans,
in its operations. It is also stated that
tlie President is about to assign
Butler to an important cornmam
Lis return from New Orleans.
Another Prize. While on a visit to
Ocrac- ' . r adj. Dr. L. H. Pease
was presented with a large and valna-
ble bass drum, formerlv used in the
Accession. Ahore 80 fiMe
bled soldiers were brought to the Gen -
eral Hospital here, on Wednesday Ittst.
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ffaiVU -Vw Tear. The new Veer
was ushered in, on this Island, by the
! ringing of the church bells and other
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The Election. The
election passed off quietly here, stall
we unuerslanu tnat some -tu
were cast, all for Mr. Pigott.
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We acknowledge the kindness of J.
I). Smith, John Heed, and Purser
Coombs, of the Geo. C. Collins, for
late New York papers.
The Geo. C.Collins and the Oriole
arrived at this port on Sunday morn-
itlg, making a very quick passage from
New York. Among the passengers
was Lieut. Col. Elwell, Ot the 23d
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Mass., who has recovered from the m -
juries inflicted upon him by a horse
some months since.
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It gives us pleasure to state that the
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Provost Marshal has put his 10 it down
l tlt linobQtoi-Qra orirl nvtovtlonArfl
the hucksterers and
who are m the habit t bringing pro
duce here to sell. It affords us great
er pleasure from the fact that we com
menced an attack upon these parties
last spring, ana now mac me evu is
growing greater instead of lesser, the
Provost has put a summary stop to
these unjust business operations. We
are glad for another reason, the soldier
who wishes for an extra dish, aide
from his rations, has these things placed
nowwithin Ids reach, so that he can
0Btai Miem witnout oaiiKruprmg mm-
M SWB1 fH-J b'-l , , tWW HI It W WrffWHMt
Ctipt: 'MessiHgei , fi,a
effectaal barrier to
The Gaston Guards (Co G, 1st Reg.
N. C.) have been organized and mus
tered into the service of the United
States. This organization is rapidly
increasing in numbers, and improving
in drill. Loyal Carolinians are re
minded that here is an excellent op
portunity to show their loyalty. Every
Carolinian enlisted here, give) the old
veterans of the North Carolina cam
paign fresh courage, and opportunity
to move on to crush out tbe hosts of
rebellion, while the native troops re
main to garrison tbe posts captured.
This is no time for neutrality ; the
times will not admit of it. Every
loyal man should -jive us his aid in
crashing out the rebellion. Good
wishes avail nothing, unless1 put into
organized shape under good leaders.
Now is the time for a few men of the
right kind .o come up and etilUt. We
are to be found either at our recruiting
office, directly over the printing office,
or at the Company quarters in New
Persons unacquainted with money,
would do well to be very cautions.
We yesterday saw a bill of the Ex
change Bank of Hartford, Indiana.
It is a perfect copy of the Exchange
Hank issues of Hartford, Conn., which
is one of the best banks in the country.
On this bill the word " Indiana,"
j was in small letters and in an obscure
corner, it was intended to eircmate
on the Connecticut bank, and is, ot
course, worthless. Examine your
Cami Rogers, Newborn, )
Sec 'SO, lst;o.
A meeting of the non-commissioned
tflicers of the 43d Mass. Vol. Militia.
was held in tlu Chapel tent, on Mon-
day evening, the 'J'.ith ult., to listen to
i The report ot a committee appointed
I at an adjourned meeting to consider
!the expediency of organizing an Asso-
eiatum, having lor its object the moral,
intellectual and physical culture of its
Serg't .1. II. Kent of Co. A, was ap
pointed chairman, and Serg't ii. A.
Smart of Co. I, secretary. Sergeants
G. A. Smart and Dan'l A. Buckley of
;Co. I, and Corp. F: O. Barnes of Co.
Ill, were appointed a committee to pre
pare a Constitution and Bv-Laws for
the government of the Association. Jtf JSWS
The eonMitiUiaci Bfcaeqpafttj submit
ted by the committee was adopted,
and the meet ins: then proceeded tn-
ballot for permanent ofiir-e-rs with the.
'"Uowing result : 1 resident,
Sersr r J.
II. Kent of Co. A.
I Sere t Smart of Co. I. Secretary.
Corp F. O Barnes of Co E Treas-
' Committee Com.' Simmons.
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V- V . a, v . itiMi 'J ti
senden, Co. D, Corp. Grace, Co. E,
Seiv't Simmons. Co. F. Corn. StndleT.
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Corp. Coburn, Co. A, Serg't Backley, :
d- 1, Corp. Lo veil, Co. K. The j
thankfl of the Association was then
! voted to the Rev. Mr. Manning for hi!
! in?.neB8 in te'.dering the Chapel tentjO;
4 meeting adjourea
Important from the Blackwater.
The Enemy on ThU Si,!, of the Hhtckwnter
iTA "ilfr FhftZet
a 10 uie jit ft l rurce on i is cunt ot ait
nl, e..u r-.-l .y rpn, rly cmrpri-
7 Taken-Stabbing Affray at
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FoB TRESS HOKKOE. Dec. 29. 18C2.
The rebels havecrossej the Blackwater in force I
and warm work iiihv be daily expected in tbs
neighborhood of Suffolk. In my last letter I m
i i rrtit-ii von r i.:.r ! h.. I'tinmr f. -i . ! v li 'tl two i; pc. m
I of artillery on this side of the lilackwater, be-
j !our pieces
I Since then a large force of infantry, cavalry
I and artillery crossed near that point, and at the
j last report arero still on this side.
Yesterday afternoon, about three o'clock. Col
j Gibbs of the 113th New York, commanding a
1 brigade, received Orders to occupy the attention
f of the enemy 's scouts for a particular purpose,
I which, far the present, shall be nameless. The
brigade was soon moving rapidly towards Cars
j ville. but had no! passed far beyond our advanced
i pickets before those of the enemy were discovf
ered. Our troops charged and drove them a
; considerable distance, capturing nine of the
rebels. The night being now far advanced, and
our soldiers weary with their long and hasty
march, the brigade bivouacked some ten or
eleven miles from tfufTolk, throwing out a strong
P"e guard. The enemy showed no dasptMiticS
to make an attack, and the object ot the expedi-
turn being accomplished. Col. Oibbs returned
with his commaud and prisoners at au early hour
The captured rebels were warmly and com
fortably clothed. Over their dark suit of gray
they wore army over coats made of white flannel
blankets, the black line extending around the
bottom The coats reached nearly to their
ankles. Two or tiiree wore shawls in lieu of the
overcoat. They weie well shod. Most of them
had black slouched hats uu their heads
Those of tha nrisont rs whit Are cnmmnnicfltivfe 1.
a?ree in saying that the rebel G-u. Pior is at
Cirsvi.le. and that his toica consists of two
bri gaftss of infantry .-two i(inents of irwWvjji
our column had advanced a little further it woulJ
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commenced a hasty reiieat. Several shots were
tired after them, w ounding two. One of these
escaped The other and nve of the fleeing rebels
were overtaken and captured. The prisoners
resembled thtj.se mentioned above ia their dress
Fortress Monroe, Dec. 30, l.Sb-2.
The prisoners have been brought here. A
serious stabbing affray occurred at Norfolk at
about six (.'clock last evening. A man named
Miles Taylor was descending the sieps of the
N'atmnal Hotel, hading into the street, when be
fell, smd w as lifted up by a man nariiel Williams
Taylor said that he would rather lay on the
ground than be picked up by a damned seces
simiist, when Williams drew a dirk knife and
stabbed Taylor in the back, inflicting an ugly
wound Williams was arreste i Taylor is said
to he in command of the contrabands at Norfolk,
and Wili.ia.ms an old resident of that city. Buth
parries were in liquor.
Weather cloudy, rainy and windy to-day.
hi vi aib IjAtek fko.ti ncxiro,
PriarM of CSciicrl Fort-t The Ifenil
his t oliiama Ailvtinriitar Toward I'airblfi.
A letter from Vera CillZ, date d iJocember 7,1
s von days later than our correspondence front
Jalapa, publisbt d last Saturday, corroborates om 1
correspondent's statements concerning the pro
gress of the French expedition in Mexico Gen
Forey was still at Orizaba, completing his pre j
parations for an early advance on the City of
Mexico, so as not lo he checked on the way by j
General Ortega, w ho is at Puebia at the head of j
Mexico. The head of General F.'s two columns,
under Generals Bertier and Bayaine, had reached
Sin Andrea Chalchicomula and San Aufrnstindel
Palma, two military positions commanding the
road to Puebia.
Tbe French, it is said, were cordially received
by the iuhattii.--.iits of Matamoras. who, belonging
tor the most pari to the mercantile class, look
upon the presence of the Freaeh in that city as
a security wgainsl further persecutions sn the
part of the Mi mean Government. and am promise
that the traifff of Matamoras will resume the im
portance it mid under the Spanish Government
Miramon has declare' himself a warm sapporl
er ol" French intervention, aiol orks iu ceruec
lion with Almonte to see:lre its success.
IIahh Hit, bit a Jl'st Blow. When Col.
Doming, in tbe course of his brilliant speech
at tlie Union, meeting, allurled tt the pctiy in
sults offered on lioard tbe lunaldo, such as tlie
singing.of the "Bonnie Bi"ue flag,'' and the oc
casional display ol it, when he related the fact
thai while tins was going on board this second
class craft. (A-n. Butler was feeding three
thousand John Bulls here in New Oilcans, and
again, w hen be stated that the great army
which was now in the school of instruction
under the United States Flag, might one
day cros the St. Lawrence, or land on the
coast id Ireland, every person in the vast audi
ence cheered, as if the oiator had uttered their
common thoughts .V. O. Delta.
There recently died in a right smart viliatrt
about six miles from Sheffi fi. a wealthy man ,
who in his will bequeathed to a nephew of his a
goodly number of dollars several bushels in
fact. The nephew has long lived in Alabama. ;
and is now, we believe, an officer in the rebel
army. The question is whether his legacy is-f
liable In be confiscated or not. Some consider-j
a'oie ai xiety is manitested concerning the mat- !
te-r among the oilier friends and relaiives of (he
txsuior, So says tbe Great Barrinjton Courier.
Union sordier whs-sjceorHpaoisso (He . J.t..-ouTTirMiThere is no change to record in matters here
here quietly chimed an--isai but Wo-didiA.lro1st, T little of interest to write about.
see it " ' J'CTeTjMliing seems to be in 4atu jwo, and there
On the same afternoon another very interest-'are no public indications as yet of what the
ing affair occurred on the Wiudsor road, at Provi Hnture is to bring forth. The pickets-wf-he
deuce chore. At about dusk the euemy's pick- armies occupy the opposite banks of the
els nei-identHllv Hliteietl our mounted niclit-t 1imi 1 - , i '- i . r. . :
oIicc I afar I.i
ilirm mma I bilrirca lulruj-
ioji lo "onih
he fallowing notice aas inn?d from the
War Department this Jay :-
War Department. Judge Adi oemtt't fifiiet, )
W aslnngton. Pec. -J, ISo'J.
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families and friends in the South l.ve, with
i Vj. fen exceptions, been granted, provided
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to wearing apparel, 4c, are complied with.
As all the annlinnts exceutintr those ad-
vised to the contrary are permitted to leave,
'ne publication of "a list of the nam's is un-
. . , . 1 was sent in pursuit, bu', msit-ad of arresting.
.Steitmooat transportation and subsistence!.. - a u r .i
K Tm , 1 r ! . , ... ,.1: the v joined the runaways. Kverrthing goes
' S Vo,nt 11 P0- J,rae8 nwVthe 'y I sissippl isoo.pletel.v dtsorganized. ,
of dcpnriure, Wednesday
Jantiary T. next :
ani Etta desirable that all applicants reach
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Ba1aber of apriic!ints aro 331 women,
226 chiluren 10 ser'v'.int.s and G schoolboys.
k c TURNER, Judge Advocate.
From the Army of the Potomac.
Kr ronooisnurc in fore A Poraiwn of the
ICf-brl Ariaf .tlovius; up fate Kopp-Whiio-
nock, &c, oVc
Headquarters, Army of the Potomac.
December 31, 180-2.
A rcconnoisance in force went out yesterday
morning, which n il! probably be heard from
in a few days.
'It is believed here that a considerable por
tion of General Lee's army has moved from its
late position in our front, and gone up the
Rappahannock. Its destination, however, is
It has been ascertained by flag of truce that
Captain Swearingen, of the late Br-gadier
General Jackson's staff, who was reported
killed in tho battle ol the 13th, was only
wounded and taken prisoner. He is now do
ing well at a farmhouse abont four miles in the
rear of the enemy's front.
Lieut. Eddy, Ordnance Officer of General
Whipple's staff is a prisoner at Richmond.
He was unhurt on the battle field.
' Last night at about 8 o'clock, the wires
45eaed to work north of Falmouth Station.
The cause was unknown at ten p. m.
Washington, Dec. 81, Evening.
Bj A despatch received to-night from the bead.
Quarters of the Army of the Potomac, indicates
sveryming as quiei in uiai viiniiiiy.
at Meadquitrzert, Army oj me foiomac,
JJee. 28. I
uiver, nnu nine is Known 01 wuai ;s transpiring
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'he rebel camp
camps. 1 be troops on mis side
af the river have not as yet gone into wintei
quarters, but are making themselves as com
lortable as cireumstances will permit.
The somewhat too free intercourse between
the pickets w hich has existed since tlie battle
has been prohibited, as i-t is believed that the
enemy through it obtain valuable information.
The exchange of newspapers has also been
forbidden. A lieutenant, sergeant and private
have been placed under arrest for vioahtting
the orders in regard to this matter, and it is
understood that commissioned officers who
may be detected in this offence will bj dis
missed from the service.
A flag of truce was sent aeross the river by
Gent-ral Patrick, the efficient Provost Marshal
General, yesterday morning to negotiate the
exchange of private individuals, and to enable
certain parties on tbe other side to return to
their families, who are within our lines. The
only person who came over, however, was Mr.
Green, one of the proprietors of the cotton
mill at Falmouth, which was in operation just
before our forces reached this point.
Inspections, drills and reviews are the order
f the day, and the army is being brought to
as high a stale of proficiency as possible, with
a view to future operations. All the wounded
w ho can wiih safety be moved have been sent
away where ;hey can receive proper attention,
and be made more comfortable than they coulu
be in the field.
General Burnside is unremitting in his at
all in bit
power to advance the interests ol the great
army under his command. The present en
forced inactivity of this great army cannot be
pleasing to so energetic a commander when
such great interests are at stake, and doubtless
nothing would please him better than to re
sume active operations.
It is well known that the rebel army has
been greatly reduced in numbers since the
battle, relying upon the strength of his posi
tion and the effect of the recent repulse, Gen
eral Lee is confident that he can hold Burnsidc
in check and spare maiy of bis troops for
more active operations elsewhere.
LIGHTING IN ARKANSAS.
Gen. Blunt Slicllintr the rebel C'nmp
Opposite Vaaii Buren Ciiplurc
ol" Slesinicrs anal Supplies.
St. Lot-is, Mo., Dec. 31. 1862.
General Blunt telegraphs to General Curtis,
under date of Van Bursn, Ark., December 2S, ,
as follows :
' My long range guns are now shelling the 1
1 rebel camp across the river live miles below i
here, if the enemy does not retreat during 1
the night 1 shall endeavor to cross my troops
over in the morning and offer him battle.
Among the property captured are four steam
ers, tiiree of them heavily loaded with sup
plies, a ferryboat and a large amount of am- !
munition. Quite a number of the enemy
Fa v'kttk vii.lb. Ark., Dec. 31.
Additional particulars of the raid to Van
Buren have been receive'.!.
(lor army was ien miles this side of Van
I Buren yesterc ay morning, and would bivouac
on the mountain top last r.ighl. sod expected
to resell Pratrie (irove ri:n Kwbir. Gener'
S-hoti-'d j ined th.-m a few miles beyond Uie
loot mi the mountains.
'lhe steamer VWkt, He- Doug-as. Frevie
lieJa; Notrebe, Erie No. 6 and Van Buren. Willi
tht ir cargoes of grain and prori-ions for the
rebel army, were burned . also a large amount
of army strres. The rebels burned their
arsenal and ferry boat at Fort Smith, to pre
mt them falling into our hands : -also a large
oiianti v of provisions .n the opposite bank ot
the river. A general conliisrration was in pro- '
grss when our forces left.
Many deserters came into our linos, who
report that two regimen s at Missouriani
stacked arms a few days ago, crwsed the river
and Went home. Another regiment of Missou
nans left a short time alter, taking their arms une 'clack it was naarvellaata we were not slab
Wlth them. : boru.'y resisted at Stewart's creek At two wo
Two regiments of Teians also stacked arms I were anticipating a battie, with some doubt of a
and started for he me. A regiment of cavalry j Keneral engagement at Murfreushoio. Now and
bu' instead of arresting
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I anJ thv.oouni;y borde.ing on ihc- river fronTa
, point twenty-five miles below V an Buren to
I Our troops are in splendid spirits, having
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raid without the oss of a sine ,. if,,.
Important from Tennessee,
Geu. HoaeHcriinV Demonstration
Against lite Kebels at !Hur
Sharp Skirmish with the Enemy
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CAPTURE OF CANNON & PRISONERS.
V Gcsh ml Enatogcmeaaa Paappasrd lo 6c ia'a
Prog-rras at I.aaaa Account.
Reports From l.nvri-gnr.
Camp near Lavehune, Dec. 27.
As soon it became certain that-Morgan's
and Forrest's rebel cavalry were engaged in
raids north and wtsf, and that Bragg was
mainly deprived of caTalry, Gen. Rosencrans
determined to make a derrtorrstraticrn against
Murfreesboro, in the hope of possessing him
self of sufficient country to feed his army while
the communication was interrupted.
Information having been received that Mur
freesboro had not been fortified, as reported,
General Kosencrans, on Christmas day, took
the field, and on Friday his whole army was
put in motion. Crittenden's and McCook's
corps moved on Murfreesboro, and Thomas, on
the Xolinsville road, moed rapidly and camp
ed at night at Lavergne. During the whole
march the rebels in fiont kept up skirmishing
with our forces ; but the movement was not
seriously opposed by an;, ma in body of .the
enemy. On the Marfreesboro road we en
countered pickets, with Anderson's division,
of HsijaeSTrcogss: iflrbts vrtwhs-rebet tereetelt
hack slnwIv.'anrTTr-flffr 'mrtood. has mrmrrn. I
trnted for desperate defence at Murfreesboro.
Communication was kept up with the force on
the Nolinsville road, and : learn that they met
with some success, the rebel 5 retiring slowly.
This morning the skirmishing became more
serious. We have advanced to w?thtn eight
miles of Murfreesboro. The enemy resisted
with more energy than they did yesterday.
We have captured two pieces of artillery,
which were taken from Grant at Shiloh, and
tfhieh belonged to Dardan's rebel battery.
On reaching Lytle's creek, eight miles from
Murfreesboro, we found the rebels strongly
posieu in II oil L ; uiinii neie iu-uii;iii, w u icsi.
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1 do not think the rebels will be ioumd in the
morning, as we hear rumors of their evacuat
General Rosencrans has gained his p irpose,
and now has possession of a portion of counfy
tin which forage is richer than n as supposed.
Whether Rosencrans will attack or Bragg
evacuate remains to be seen.
I have no returns of the casualties. We
have probably tken six hundred and fifty
prisoners. They report Bragg filty thousand
strong, but say there are no lorlitica lions at
Murfreesboro. They also say that Brng will
ie'ire before us to tbe Tennessee river, that he
.inly came to get provisions, and wHI evacuate
Mui -frees boro.
Reporaa from .Vlni frecboro,
Near Murreetboro, Tan., Dee. 40, 18G2.
The Fourteen tn army corps made a general
advance yesterday, and pushed the rebels back
seven or eight miles.
Collins' brigade of General McCook's corps
had a sharp brush with the enemy uvst beyond
Cannonading took place for sn' hour, the
enemy wasting considerable ammunition.
Our troops reserved their fire until, advancing
briskiy by a dexterous flank movement, the
One Uund.ed and First Ohio captured one gun
and a caissoa. We loit one killed and three
A general engagement Is imminent.
Our army is sweeping dow n all the roads
tow ards Murfreesboro.
Heavy artillery tiring is now heard on the
Xolinsville road, where Crcneral MeCock isr etv
f gaging lhe rebel Mardce.
j Tlie weather is damp, and the ground very
Headquarters Fourteenth Army CorjiS;
Une Mile from Mnrfreetbora'.
Gen. Ros crans
Field, Dir. 29, 1802. )
army moved on the enemy
December 126th, Geu
Thomas' grand division on
the right, Gen. McCook's in the centre on the
N'olinsviHe pike, and Geu. Crittenden ou th
G n. McCook had a sharp skirmish The 101st
Ohio, of earful's brigade, captu ed one gun and
caisson from a Georgia battery Our loss was
two killed and tive wounded. The troops be
haved splendidly. There was also slight sUit-uji.-hing
on the left.
On tbe 27lh the army pushed on, with sharp
.skirmishing on the ii ht and left Crittenden
lost two killed . twenty-seven wounded and tive
prisoners'. They killed and Wounded soin
rebelsr, captured ihirty-six Alabama cavalry, and
captured the bridges on Steward7 3 ereek in gal
lant style. McCook drove Hardee from Triune,
which lies due west from Murfreesboro'. The
weather was heavy and the troops fatigued.
Generals Negley's and Rosecrans' divisions now
moved to too centre, leaving McCook on the
On Sunday nothing was done General Rosn
crans declining lo attack on that day The army
was in motion at daylight on Dee. 2J. General
J . -if. C. Davis moved upon Murfreesboro in ad
vance on the riht. on Body Jack roa.l, severa
miles north of Triune. Geiierais X'ealy's and
- to., at 1 l f 'g rrn I iiTiiinw
iu Its centre. l'i ::U:aden ccrp oa the Mt.
aeovinr down Marfreesboro. ami Jcflawaasi Pike .
Wood's and Vancleve's divbtoaas of ike IatUf
e rp w:e ri.l.t at . !.!t rrnpoclively. while Pa.
m rs liTi;..ii t in reserve.
A hattla mm 8b wart's creek was anticipated,
liu;. r-sceptinu a duel between Parson's ;ib
1'i.it. d tSiatrs artill.-ry and a rebel baitery. at
anaae o'dack A M.. to the riht of liurfreesboro
piki , CSSMaaaf the creek, there was do engage
ment Fr.'iii tni t.j orw a'cletok all was quiet,
arasrav ero.iiig Slew arts ereck from right to
l.-ft withoat tposiiioi:.
At one e were wiibii: six miles of Murfrees
boro. on th-direct pike, the army still poshing'
on in BBOtadad stvie, StcCnok, with Davis', Sheri
dan's and Jwif ...i. divisions on tbe right ;
fhomas. ith N.-friey's an J Basse sn's divisions
in front, and a'aimer in reserve on the left. At
. Q l." cr 18 t"",,,lou K,oi ana a utile ssirmisti-
I nig wun cavairy outposts.
Genera) Hosecrans savs hi headaunrtera will
t V" v'avntucu 1 1 ( 1 ill ui tl c tTBUOl U tlll CTvUllt,
oe esinu,iLeJ near luifrtesboro
Mf lit lgw itl Su-wart'a cr U. leu miles froa.
Marfreesboro, and sll but the reserves are far'
across tbe creek. The grand battle, if any, will
be on Stone s river, at Murfreesboro
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T - -a
sue rapidly, anticipating a battle near Shelby-
Camp, ten mihtfrom ifurfrecsborn, I)ee. 31.
General Crittenden reports the enemy drawn
ud in line of tattle on the east side of Strue's
I river, mr naciog Gen. hosecrans. He is ordered
j to form in iine of battle, two divisions in front,
j one in reserve and covering his flanks, and Gen-
eials Negly and itosseau to close up.
General McCook also reports his command on
n ilkinson s creek, seven miles from Murfrees
boro. Tbe enemy is an line of battle on Stone's river,
from M urfreesborM to Franklin pike. A sirailtn
disposition of his forces is ordered as on General
It now appears that a great battle will be
j fought ou Stone's river to morrow, in front of
' ATn-n-c from fipn
Colonel Lcf Slill ia fnr.iit of Vno Horn
Eapediaioaa ao lhe Tfasewr Kitr, Vc.
Cairo, Dee. 8-1, 1963.
Information from Corrnth to Saturday night
states that the garrison at that place were oa
half rations. Foraging parties, however, were
able to supply the deficiency.
Col. Lee, with a large cavalry force, rsstifl
in pursuit of Van Dorti.
Trains are running from Corinth to Jackson;
and from Jackson to Holly Springs: Tht
road is also repaired from Jackson to a point
nine miles north of Trenton. Every station
house and all tho bridges between Trenton and
Moscow, within twelve miles of JColunibus, aro
burned. All the bridge timber Wlong the same
route is also destroyed, and much. of tbe track
A union force, to the number of three thou--snd,
which had left Trenton in the direction
of the Tennessee river, on a reconnoi taniV, bad
not returned when die inmrt-.iilfcrrt!-"A
construction train left Columbu., yester
day. It went as far as Union City, without
meeting an obstacle. Two regiments and it
battery left to-day to assist in putting the road
in order. The relrels have evidently reft tho
road. It will be repaired in a week.
finllaaat Action of I cilrrol t'nvnlry.
A Suffolk letter of the 3d inst., to the Her
ald states that Col. Spear, with three hundred
cavalry, was sent to Carville, where, on Tues
day morning, he was attacked by 700' rebels,
Col. Spear's men were at breakfast, but at the
first signal of danger the 300 men were in sad-
it . j . i . . ,. - .i ,
die. and led by their gallant
: f r, ,k
out cf the cam-p to meet the foe. The rebel
force was not prepared for the fierce charge of
the 11th Pennsylvania cavalry, and gave way
like a flock of sheep and sought safety in
flight. .A more complete route of an assailing
force has not probably taken place since tho
commencement of the war. 'lhe enemy's
lorce was estimated at some 700 strong, and
had attached to it a section of the famous
rocket battery. In the tearful onslaught of
our forces, the rebels became anic stricken,
and had not time to save their effective means
of defence, the Rocket pieces, which fell into
our hands almost without a struggle, with tho
horses, ammunition, accoutrements and every
thing necessary to their service.
Au Anecdote of Pope.
One day, a Pope was engaged in translating
the "Ka'd," he came to a passage -hicS
neither he nor his assistant could inteipret. A
stranger who stood by, in bis humble garb,
very modestly suggested that, as he had somo
little acquaintance with Greek, perhaps ho
could assist them. " Try it, try it ! " said
Pope-, with the air of a boy who is encouraging
a monkey to e-rt red pepper. "There is ata
error in the print," said the stranger, looking
at the text. "Read as if there was no inter
rogation point at the end of the line, and you
have the meaning at once." Pope's assistant
improved upon ibis hint, and rendered1 the pas
sage without difficulty. Pope was chagrined,
he could never endure to be surpassed in any
thing. Turning to the stranger, he said, in a
sarcastic to:e, " Will you please tell me what
all interrogation ia ? " VV by, sir," said tho
stranger, scanning the ill shaped poet, " it isr
a little crooked, contemptible thing that asks
questions ? "
Mr. Edward Ilassel, a Berlin architect, who
was employed for a number of years on tho.
Petersburg and Moscow Railroad, and con
structed many of the far-famed ice palaces of
St. Petersburg, proposes constructing an ico
palace on the river opposite Montreal, next
winter, if he can meet with sufficient encourage
ment from tbe citizens. The building will bw
40 leet high, 114 feel long, r.Tid 53 feet deep,
and constructed much in rhe style of the Court
House, but with thi addition, that it will bo
s irrounded by a colonna-ie and topped by a
dome, all rith the exception of the windows
and doors- to be built of ice. A large skating
ring will be annexed to the building. Tho
r innis, which will include a large ball room,
ladies' and gentlemen rooms, balls. Sec, wilf
be all heated by s'oves, and warranted not to
melt! Mr. Ilassel says' tnaal the climate in pe
culiarly adapted to the erection of r.nrb buildV
ings, anil the palace would b- built in tlnco
or four weeks, at a cost nf about $3,-300. This
sum he proposes to raise in subscriptions of
$10, which will entitle the shareholders lo
have exclusive control of the building.
The residence of a Mr. Forehelmer, in Xew
Orleans, was entered, recently, ami a safe con
taining valuables to the amount of $100,000
was c irnc I away.