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Vted at this office.
i Tlie reports in circulation "Wednes
day that Stuart's rebel cavalry had
made a raid into Maryland, at Point of
.Hocks are not true. The 6tory origin
ated from the fact," that a few rebel
guerillas had crossed in search of
L : jBome booty at Ball's Bluff to Tlarri
f -son's Island. ,'
. ; . I . There is but little to report from the
Army of the Potomac. A reconnois-
jganee iu force went out on Tuesday
' iinorning,Avhich will probably be heard
; ; from in- a few days.
.' T It is believed that a considerable
portion of Gen. Lee's army has moved
. irora its late position, and gone up the
- ;Rappahannock. , Its destination, of
: .. coarse, is not known.
? :"; The news from the Southwest to-day
. 1b interesting. .
' Gen. Kosecraiw has made an irapor-;f.Dt''-8tri6non.VMurfree8borof
i TenD, Learning tlit itvwaa not fottii
y Forrest, s cavalry, who wi
'v'ihattno'Taids in ether directions, Geu.
jvHosecrans moyed his army on Friday
'last tojsaJs .-Murfresboro. Generals
CrlitendeiVind McCook led the troops
direcfJly on JVturfreeboro, while Gen.
Thomas) went .-with his corps to La
vergne,!by the Nolinsville road. The
'rebels kept up a skirmish the entire
i-way, but were gradt Jly pushed back
fully ' eight miles. Gen. liosecrans
' now threatens Mnrfreesboro, and holds
a fine position. In the various skir
.mishes, it is said that we took sixhun
" dred and fifty prisoners and three guns.
.At latest accounts heavy firing was
going on near theXoIinsville turnpike,
afrd a general engagement was antici
1 pated. The enamy were drawn up in
Jline of battle on Stone's river, and
-probably had a battle Friday.
r. We have later ne.V3 from the seene
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
eaptured are four steamers, three of
, them heavily loaded with supplies, a
ferry boat and a large amount of am
. munition. Quite a number of the
enemy were killed. Tlie rebels burned
Jtheir arsenal and ferry boat at Fort
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 reft.
. The rebel army is considerably de-
; moralized. Many deserters came into
our lines, who report that two regi
. ments of Missourians 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 if
. cavalry was-sent in pursuit ; bivt, iu
'. stead of arresting, they joined the run
aways. It is rumored that Mr. Lin-eolrr's
emancipation proclamation, which is
to be issued to day, is not to include a
large portion of 'Virginia, presumed to erg't J. II. Kent of Co. A. was ap
beloval, nor tlie eitv of New Ot lean?, l",!"tud l''rm.in, and Serg't G. A.
;., ;. . .. ,: .,, i" i ..i.i . bmart ot Co. 1, secretary. Sergeants
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ti:e i resident is about to assign Gen.
Butler to an important command upon
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j Ocrac l:e, : t . :itly. Dr. L- 11. I'eaejan( the meeting then proceeded to
! was presented with a large and valiia-
1 Kit" llflK rim mi fnrmorW him1 in tlie
I service of the C. S.
large Accession. Above SO disa
bled soldiers were brought to the Gen
eral Hospital here, on Wednesday last
11 a 2 PJ Ar w Year.
The new year
was ushered in, on this Island, by the
rh.mnn r.f flip -lmrfll VlAllaanH tlir
The Election. The Congressional
election passed off qnietly here, and
we understand that some 40 votes
were cast, ail for .Mr. Piott.
We acknowledge the kindness of J.
D. Smith, John Keed, and Purser
Coombs, of the Geo. C. Collins, for
late isew York papers.
m -( n n i,. i " 1 i no reoess nave crosseii ine iJiacKwaier in iorcj
lhe Geo. C Collins and the Unoielllud warra work be daily expecti-d in tb
arrived at this port on Sunday morn
ing, making a very quick passage from
New York. Among the passengers
was Lieut. Col. Ehvell, ot the 23d
Mass., who has recovered from the in
juries inflicted upon him by a horse
some mouths since.
It gives us pleasure to state that the
Provost Marshal has put his fo.it down
on the hucksterers and extortioners,
who are in the habit f bringing pro
duce here to sell. It affords us great
er pleasure from the fact that we com
menced an attack upon these parties
la8t spring, and now that the evil is
growing greater instead of lesser, the
Provost has put a summary stop to
these unjust business operations. We
are glad fr another reason, the soldier
who wishes for an extra dish, aside
from his rations, has these things placed
now; wjthia-JLiia reach so that lie can
obf aithera witlioal bankrupting hint-
Th.S cj'HW S WW gf ?'e fi . WWTfft VfrlfflyM
Capt: 'MessiHgur, for thr-s jjntting. an
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enectnal Darner to extortion,
The Gaston Guards (Co Gt 1st Reg.
X 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 ia 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 the 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 give us his aid in
cntshins: out the rebellion. Good
wishes avail nothing, unless put info
organized shape tinder good leaders.
Now is the time for a few men of the
right kind to come up and enli&t. "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,
wuuld do well to be very cautious.
We yesterday saw a bill of the Ex
change Pank of Hartford, Indiana.
It is a perfect copy of the Exchange
Hank issues of If art ford, Conn., which
is one of the best banks in the country.
On this bill the word " Indiana,''
was in small letters and in an obscure
corner. It was pitendca to circulate
on the Connecticut bank, and is, ot
course, wortlileas, HxaiiHiie
Cami IiooKKS, Newbern,
Dec 30, isr,2.
A meeting of the non-commissioned
officers of the 43d Mass. Vol. Militia,
was held in ths Chapel tent, en Mots
day evening, the 2'.th ult., to listeiv to
She report of a committee appointed
at an adjourned meeting to consider
the expediency of organizing an Asso
ciation, having for its object the moral,
intellectual and physical culture of its
G. A. Smart and Dan"l A. Bucklev
!(Y 1 -.nd Corn 1-'" ( )
IjUrUCS of Co.
II, were appointed a committee to ore-
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; pare a Constitution and J.y-Laws lor
jthe jrovernment of the Association.
iTlie conrtitutioi. 6ulseiuentlv submit-
by tUe cnuimittee was adopted,
j ballot tor permanent officers with tlie
i following result I President, Ser"ft J.
ii. .event oi o. .v. i ikv iwiutiii,
Serg't Smart of Co. I. Secretary,
Corp. F. O. llarnes of Co. II. Treas
nrer, Serg't .Major J. A. Gilman. Ex
ecutive Committee, Corp. Simmons,
Co. A, Serg't Dunn, Co. D, Serg't Fes
aenden. Co. D. Corn. Grace. Co. E.
Serir't Simmons, Co. F, Corp. Stndley,
i Corp. Coburn, Co. A, Serc't Ducklej',
! Co. 1, Corp. LoVell. Co. X. Tlie
thanks of the Association was then
voted to the He v. Mr. Manning for his.
kindness in tendering the Chapel tent
for the use of the Association, after
which the meeting adjourned.
Important from the Blackwater.
The Enevty on Thi Side of the HUiclirater
in force Chunjr on the Uthel Scoutt Sine
Cittureil 1 he l'rwontrt Warmly Clutlied
with Blanket Ocereoutu 7'Aeir Statements
o to the Ktbcl Force on this Side of the
lilaclwtter A Surprise Party Surjiris&l
Six Prisoners Tal-ett Stabbing Alfray at
Fortress Monhok. Dec. 29, 1862.
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neighborhood of Suffolk. In my Inst letter I ial
cruicd you that the enemy already had two piec
of artillery on this side of the Blackwater, be.
t-veen Franklin and Zuui, and that .'our pieces
on the other side protected them.
Since then a large force of infantry, cavalry
and artillery crossed near that point, and at the
last report wero still ou this side.
Yustcrday afternoon, about three o'clock. Col
Gibbs of the J3ih New York, commanding a
brigade, rsreived 01 tiers to occupy the attention
of the enemy's scouts for a particular purpose,
which, fjr the present, shall be nameless. -The
brigade was soon moving rapidly towards Cars
viile. but had not passed far beyond our advanced1
pickets before thuse of the enemy were discovf
ered. Our troops charged and drove them S)
considerable distance, capturing nine of . the
rebels. The night being now far advanced, ana
our soldiers weary with their long and hasty
march, tho brigade bivouacked some ten or
eleven miles from Suffolk, throwing out a strong
picket guard. The enemy showed no disposition
to make an attack, and the object of the expedi
tion being accomplished, Col. Gibbs returned
with his command and prisoners at an early hour
The captured rebels were warmly and com
fortably clothed. Over their ilark 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 three wore shawls in lieu of the
overcoat. They weie well shod. Most of them
had black slouched bats on their heads. -
Those of tbe prisoners wbu are com mandative
asree in saying that Uia rebel Gen, Pi v or is at
Carsvllle," and that bi lur-ee enjiU oflwoj -
brigaaF of ifat.ryrwo rtiaenta-of HVw'?iQJta,t Iwaw Tfcyj tyf C"f l4''
- , - anu nine pieces or artillery. One said that if
our column had advanced a little further it woulJ
iutxji . iof -v.tr tr- rti..Wvwwhlinicg body. A
Union- sotKrier V h-'iccomoawul ifco ine JltTir
here quietly chimed but o-44diAj
' Oir.the.same afternoon another very interest
ing affair occurred on the Windsor road, at Provi
deuce ehm-eb. At about dusk the euemy's pick
els accidentally entered our mounted picket line.
The rebels evidently intended t" surprise ns,
but were surprised at our surprising them, and
commenced a hasty retieat. Several shots- were
fired after them, wounding two. One of these
escaped The other and ve of tbe fleeing rebels
were overtaken and captured. The prisoners
resembled those mentioned above ia their dress
Fiiktkkss Monroe, Dec. 30, 1SG-2.
The prisoners have been brought here. A
serious stabbing nffiay occurred at Norfolk at
about six o'clock last evening. A mail named
.Miles Taylor was descending the steps of the
Natmnal Hotel, hading into the street, when he
fell, and w as lifted up by a man name 1 Williams
Taylor said that he would rather lay on the
giound than be picked up by a damned seces
sinnist, when Williams drew a dirk knife and
stubbed Taylor in the back, inflicting an ugly
wound Williams was arre.ste i Taylor is said
to be in command of the contrabands at Norfolk,
anil il.iams an old resident of that city. Both
parties were in l:quor.
Weather cleudy, rainy aud windy to-day.
SEVEN D.118 LATER FKO.tl 7IEXICO.
Prjjr of Grurral !?rev The ffrnil f
tii Column Advancing Toward Farbln,
A letter from Vera Ciuz, dated December 7,
ven days later than our correspondence from
Jalupa, puhliislu-d last Saturday, corroborates otir
coi respondent s statements concerning the pro
gress ot the 1-rviich expedition in Mexico. Gen
Forey was still at Orizaba, completing his pre
parations tor an early alvante on lhe City ot
Mexieo. so as not to be checkeu on the way by
General Ortega, who is at l'ueb.a at the head of
a strong tmee, or by Juarez, who is for'ityiug
Mexieo. The head of Geneial F.'s two columns.
tinder (Jeneials Jertier and liay.iine. had reached
S in Andrea Chalcliicouiula and San Augustin del
F.iIidh, two military positions commanding the
rond to Puebla.
The Fiem-R, it is said, were cordially received
by the inhabitant of Matamru-as. who, belonging
fur the most pari to the mercantile class, look
upon the presence of the l-'rencl in that city as
a security -wguiiift further persecutions' e-n lhe
part of the M xu-.-in Government. and ajra promise
that the trai! of M.itainor.-is will resume the im
pol tam-e it lmd under I lie Spanish f ioverninent
Miraiiion ha declare himself a warm support
er of French iitterventioiij-aiul - orks iu connec
tion with-Almonte to gee:)re its success-.
Ifitn Hit, hit a Jcst lltow. When Col.
Deming, in the course of his brilliant speech
at the Union, meeting, alluik-4 to the petty in
sults offered i.n bourd the Kiiiaidn, such as the
siiigJiig yf the "Bonnie Blue flag." and the oc-ca.-.iinal
ilispla3- ot t, when he related the fact
that w hile tins was going on board this second
class craft, tk-n. Butler was feeding three
thousand John Bulis here in New Oi leans, and
again, when he stated that the great army
which was now in the school of instruction
under the United States Flag, might one
day cror-s the St. Lawrence, or land on the
coast ! Ireland, every person in the vast audi
ence cheered, as if the oiator had uttered their
common thought. -V. O. Jjelta.
There recently died in a right smart village
about six miles from Sheffi- li, a wealthy man,
who in his will bequeathed to a nephew of his a
g.iodly number of dollars several bushels in
tact. The nephew has long lived in Alabama,
and is now. u ft heli.-vf. an uttieer In tlia rehel
otlar.ny. The mixtion is whether his leiracv is
I liable to be confiscated or not. Some eonsider-
a' xi"tv, is ;'"'r?,eJ1 concerning the mat-
ter anions the other friends and relatives of the
1 ksutor, So eays the Great Harrington Courier.
NErVS PSOM WASHINGTON.
Ciee t Ibr W.mJir
the following notice was issu;d from the
War Department this day:
War Jjep-trtment. Judye AJrate"s Ofiiet, )
Washington, Pec. 29, 1S52. f
Notice is hereby s;ivcn that the explications
made by ladies and children to g to their
families nd friends in the South lure, with
ery few exceptions, been granted, provided
the requirements stated on the 24th ultimo, as
to wearing apparel. 4c, are complied with.
A8 ail tbe applicants excepting tnose ad
vised to the contrary are permittee; to leave.
the publication of a list oi tbe nani s is un
.Sieii-nLoat transportation and subsistence
Will ft provided from tbe City of Washington
to VRf l'omt, ii jtaiR, cJamea. river, the guy
of .departure, Wednesday, January T, next :
and it is desirable that all applicants reach
this city at least one day previous to the day
The steamer will stop at Fortress Monroe.
and applicants from Norfolk and vicinity will
be received on board at that place by comply
ing with the requirements.
The number of applicants arc 331 women,
228 Children, 10 servants and b schoolboys.
L. C. TURNER, Judge Advocate.
From the Army of the Potomac.
HenMwiMAce in Pores A Pwrtiow lhe
Krkct Army JMmvitag up Ike tprtoh nn
pock , &c., &c.
' Headquarters, Army of the Potomac. )
December 31, 1802. f
; A reconnoisance in force went out yesterday
morning, which will probably be beard from
in a few days.
JIt 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 Brigadier
General Jackson's staff, who was reported
killed in tho battle of tbe 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. Lddy, Ordnance Omci-r ot General
Whipple's staff, is a prisoner at Richmond.
ife was unhurt on the battle field.
Last night at about 8 o clock, the wires
tceased to work north of Falmouth Station.
Tbe cause was unknown at ten p. m.
; Washington, Dec. 81, Evening.
despatch received to-night from the bead,
quarters of the Army of tbe Potomac, indicates
everything as quiet in that vicinity.
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T fwvrweow lhe Ir it kria Piriilmt-a.2rrvtr
r-rias r Tru.MawMr su
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-rfThere is no change to record in matters here
JoTftK, -afxl Jatle of interest to write about.
EtcTytBing sesms to be in JtafM qvo, and there
ai-B nn mihlML. inicatioha ali'"'vftt" f irli&t -the
rfttture is to brine forttj. '-The bickets--le
two armies occupy the ' opposite banks of the
;iver, and little is knwfefrof what is transpiring
in the rebel camps. Tbe troops on ibis side
f the river have not as yet gone into winter
quarters, but are making themselves as com
lortable as circumstances will permit.
The somewhat too free intercourse between
the pickets w hich has existed since the battle
has b;en prohibited, as it is believed that the
enemy through it obtain valuable information.
The exchange of newspapers has also been
forbidden. A lieutenant, sergeant and private
hive been placed under arrest for vioalating
the orders in regard to this matter, and it is
understood that commissioned officers who
triay be detected in this offence will bj dis
missed from the service.
A flag of truce w as sent aeross the river by
General 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
who can with 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 m his at
tention to his duties,- and is doing all in his
power to advance the interests ol the great
army under his command. The present en
lorceu inactivity ot tnis great army cannot De
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 tlie effect of the recent repulse, Gen
eral Lee is confident that he can hold Burnside
in check and spare moy of bis troops for
more active operations elsewhere.
TIGHTING Ttt ARKANSAS.
Gen. Rlnnt Shelling the rebel Camp
Opposite Van Buren Clip lure
or Steamers miI Supplies.
St. Loris, Mo., Dec. 31. 1862.
General Blunt telegraphs to General Curtis,
under date of Van Buren, Ark., December 28,
as follows :
My long range guns are now shelling the
rebel camp across the river five miles below
here. H" the enemy does not retreat during
the night I shall endeavor to cross niy troops
over in the morning and offer him battle.
Among the property captiired are four steam
ers, three of them heavily loaded with sup
plies, a ferryboat and a large amount of am
munition. Quite a number of the enemy
F a y kttk v 1 1. l b. Ark., Dec. 31.
Additional particulars of t'ie raid to Van
Bnrt:" l,ave ,Jee" received
Our army was ten miles this side of V an
! Buren yestcrc ay morning, and would bivouac
on tbe mountain top last r.ight. and expected
to rech Prarrie lrove aff:n iff-ir. Ircnera!
. Schotield j .tried th-m a few miles bryond Vic
: foot cf the mountains.
j 1 be steamer Vile?, Rese Doug!as-, FreOe
tinV Notrebe, !ie No. 6 and Van Buren, wuh
tilth- carmcs ot grain and provisions for the
I remri .rm,, were uurnra, aw a targe amount li.tud plates art:ll.-ry and a rebel baiterv, at
cf army strres. The rebels burned their n;ne o cl.;k A. M.. to the right of Murfreeaboro
arsenal and ferry beat at Fort Smith, to pre- i pskr, crooii.g the creek, there was no engags
j vmt them failing into our hands ; .also a Urge ; nieut Frni ten to one o'clock all was quiet,
; quantity of provisions on lhe oppftsite bank ol :ny eros.ing Ste art's creek from right i
the river. A general conflagration was in pro
gress when our force left.
Many deserters came into nur lines, vibo
report that two regimen s of .Missourians
stacked arms a few days ago, crossed the river,
and Went home. Another regiment of Missou
rians left a short time after, taking their arms
Two regiments of Texans also stacked arms
and started for home. A regiment of cavalry
was sent in pursuit, but, instead of arresting,
tbey joined the runaways. Everything goes
to tbow that the retiel army of the trans Mis
sissippi iBtp!etely disorganized.- -" -
The Arkansas river is at a bnatabU stage
and the-country bordeiing on the river from a
point twenty-five miles below Vaii Buren to
Little Rock is well provided with forage and
food to subsist an army.
Our troops are in splendid spiiits, having
accomplished the most daring and successful
raid without the loss of a single life
Important from Tennessee.
Geu. noneucrans' Demons! rut ion
Agaiust llie Itebels ul Mur
freehuoro. Sharp Skirmish with the Enemy
CAPTURE 0FCASX0X& PRISONERS.
A Cirntrnl Eitaicmril dsppnrd lo be
Proxnii nt I.ant Accounts.
Rrports From l.avrrjrne.
Camp near Lavekose, Dec. 27.
As soon a$ it became certain tbat-Morgan's
and Forrest's rebel cavalry were -engaged in
raids north and wtst, and that Bragg was
mainly deprived of cavalry. Gen. Rosencrans
determined to make a demonstration 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 Kosenctans, 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 Nolinsville road, moed rapidly and camp
ed al night at Lavergne. During the whole
march tbe rebels in front kept up tkirmishing
with our forces ; but the movement was not
seriously opposed by anj main body of .the
enemy. On tho Murlreesboro roxu we en
countered pickets, with ' Anderson's division,
Ot JisraeyyCTfpWwUlll.euot furiie-reH,
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back .wrirw.tt miMSi
t rated for desperate defence at Murfreesboro!
Communication was kept up with the force on
tbe JNohnsviIIe road, and : learn that tbey met
with some success, the rebels retiring slowly.
Ibis Doming the skirmishing became more
serious. V e have advanced to wfthm erght
miles of Murfreesboro. The enemy resisted
with more energy than tbey did .yesterday.
We have captured two pieces of artillery.
which were taken from Grant at Shiloh, and
which belonged to Dardan's rebel battery.
On reaching Ly tie's creek, eight miles from
Murfreesboro, we found the rebels strongly
posted in front ; annd here to-night we rest.
t do not think the rebels will be found in the
morning, as we hear rumors ot tbeir evacuat
General Boscncrans has gained his purpose.
and now has Dossession of a portion of country
on which forage is richer than was supposed.
bether Kosencrans will attack or Bragg
evacuate remains to be seen.
1 have no returns of the casualties. We
have probably taken six hundred and fifty
prisoners. They report Bragg filty thousand
strong, but say there are no fortifications at
Murfreesboro. 1 hey also say tnat Br.igir will
retire before us to the Tennessee river, that he
nly came to get provisions, and wHf evacuate
Report Trou itlnatrervboro,
Near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 40, 18G2-.
The Fourlesnth army coips 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 jsst beyond
Cannonading took place for an' hour, the
enemy wasting considerable ammunition.
Uur troops reserved tneir nre until, auvancing
briskly by a dexterous Sank movement, the
One Ilunj.ed and First Ohio captured one gun
and a caisson. We lust one tilled and three
A general engagement Is imminent.
Our army is sweeping down all the roads
tow ards Murfreesboro.
Heavy artillery filing is now heard on the
Nolinsville road, where General McCcck is ers
giging the rebel' ifardee.
The weather is damp, and the ground very
Headquarters fourteenth Army Corji
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One Mile from Murjrtexboro
In the f ield, Dtc.
Gen. Kos'.-crans army moved on the enemy
December 2'jth, Gen. Thomas grand division on
the right, Gen. McCook's in the centre on the
Xoliiisvilla pike, aud Geo. Crittenden on the
Gen. MeCcok had a sharp skirmish The 101st
Ohio, of Cai !iii's brigade, captu ed one gnu and
caisson from a Georgia battery Our loss was
two killed and five wounded. The troops be
haved splendidly. There was also slight skii
uiishing on the left.
On the 27lli the army pushed on, with sharp
skirmishing on the ri;ht and left Crittenden
lii-tt two killed, twenty-seven wounded and five
prisoners'. They killed and Wounded some
lebels-, captured thirty-six Alabama cavalry, ami
captured the bridges on "Steward's ereek in gal
lant style. McCook drove Hardee fronvTriune,
which lies due west from Murfreesboro'. The
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G.-nerals Negiey's and Kosecrans' divisions now j
w.vH irv lh oenlro l.w-.n- M.-l n , 1. '
On Sunday nothing was done GaDeral Rose- ''
crans declining to attack on that day. The army j
was in motion at davlieht on Dec. J. Genend !
J;ff. C. Iavis moved upon Murfreesboro in ad- j
vauce on ttie right, ou
miles north of Triune,
Bully Jack roa.l, several
Generals Jivjley s aud
Kisseaa s divuiuR. of Ihosas'a gtnd diviaioa.
ia th centre. V-iiiLcadeu'a corp am tbe left,
waving duwn Marfroelbom. aivl Je&Wsa Pike's.
Wood's and Vancleve'a divbkras of tke latUf
c-.rp we:e r-ht at d !!t respectively, while Tai
nt r" division was in reserve.
A ba'.tie ou M. wart's croek waa anticipated.
nut. rxcepsing a duel between Farsvn s ilb
left whhonl opposition.
At one we were withiu six miles of Murfreea
boro, on the direct pike, the army still pushing
on in splendid style, MetVt'k, with Davis', Sheri
dan's aud Johr.Kou divisions on the right;
Thomas, w ith Negiey's aud Kosseau's divisions
in front, and i'almer in reserve on lhe left. At
one o'clock it was marvellous we were not stub
bornly resisted at Stewart's creek. At two wo
were anticipating a battle, with some doubt of
general engagement at Murfreosboio. Xow and
then there is a cannou shot and a little skirmish
ing with cavalry outposts.
General Hoaecrans says his lieadqunrters will
be established near ifuifreesboro this eventnar.
A He is now at Stewart's creek, ten uiilca fro
Murfreesbore, and all but the reserves are far'
across the creek. The grand battle. If any, will
be on Stone's river, at Murfreeaboro. . !
The day is magnificent. An afternoon engags
in rut will be in our favor. There is soma akir
mislung, aud the wind blowing in tbe faeea of
the enemy. We have no casualties yet. Should
the enemy evacuate Muifreesboro we shall par
sue rapidly, anticipating a battle near tjheiby
ville. Camp, ten milei from 3furfreesboro, Dee. 81.
General Crittenden reports the enemy drawn
up in line of I attle on the east side of St rue's
river, menacing Oen. Eosecrans. lie is ordered
to form in line of battle, two divisions in front,
one in reserve and covering his flanks, and Gen
erals Negly and Uosseau to close tip. - -
Oeneral McCook also reports his command on.
Wilkinson's creek, seven miles from Murfreea
boro. The enemy is in line of battle on Stone's river,
from Murfreeaboro to Franklin pike. A similur
disposition of his forces is ordered as on General
It now appears that a great battle will be
fought on Stone's river to morrow, in front of
News from Gen. Grant's Army
Colonel Ln Siill in lnrBti( of Von) Dora
Expedition lo the Tcianm Klttr, Acre.
Cairo, Dec. 84, 863.
Information from- Corinth to Saturday night
states that the garrison at that place were
half rations. Foraging parties, however, were
able to supply the deficiency.
Col. Lee, with a large cavalry force, is sffti -in
pursuit of Van Dorn. ' j
Trains are running from Corinth to Jacjtfoty -and
from Jackson to Dolly Spring - Thai
road is also repaired from Jackson to' A point
nine miles north of Trenton. Every station
house and all the bridges between Trenton and!
Moscow, within twelve tnifea ofokinbDS, arp
burned. AH the bridge timber Wong the same
route is also destroyed and much. of tbfe track
torn up. . , '- 7 ,
' A union force, to the number of thrfte flou
sand, which bad felt Trenton-in-the direction ,
of the Tennessee river, on a 'recormof aiHe. baa
i i. . . J r n ' -iir.JL ,Z:l.Lv V
day.- It went as far as iTnion City sjfitliout'
meeting an Qbstacle. t wo regiments and m
battery left to-day to assist in putting' the'rdajl
in order. The Tebtils have evidently fen. tho
road. It will be repaired in a wetfc. . ' j' '
Onllnnt' Action or fedrrnl C'ovolr. "' ...
A Suffolk letter of the 3d inst, to the Her-
aid states that Col. Spear, with tnree hundred
cavalry, was sent to Carville, tfhere, 6h TueS-
day morning,' he was - attacked by 700' febelsf,
Col. Spear's men were at breakfast, but at tbw
first signal of danger the 300 men were in sadr .
die,, and led by their gallant colonel, dashed
out of the camp to meet the foe. The rebel
force was not prepared for the fferce Charge of
the lllh Pennsylvania cavalry, and gave way
like a flock of sheep and sought safety in
flight JL more complete route of art assailing
force has not probably taken place since the'
commencement of the war. The enemy'
force was estimated at some 700 strong, and
had at; ached to it a section of the famoutt
rocket battery. In the tearful onslaught of
our forces, the rebels became panic stricken,
and had not time to save their effective means
of defence, the Rocket pieces, which fell into
our hands almost wi bout a struggle, with tho
horses, ammunition, accoutrements and every
thing necessary to their service.
An- Anecdote of Pope.
One day, a Pope wasengagedin translating
the "JtisJ," he came to a passage which
neither he nor his assistant could tntetpret. A
stranger who stood by, in his bumble garb,
very modestly suggested that, as be had soma
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 uionkey to eirt red pepper. " There is an
error in thS' print," said the stranger, looking
at the text. " Bead as if there was no inter
rogation point at the end of the line, and your
have the meaning at once." Pope's assistant
improved upon tbis hint, and mndercd' the pas
sage wuhout ditliculty. 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 mo what
an interrogation is ? W hy, sir," said thu
stranger, scanning the lil shaped poet, " it isr
a little crooked, contemptible thing that asks
Mr. Edward Hassel, a Berlin architect-, who
was employed lor 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 the citizens. The building wilt Im
40 ieet high, 114 Teet tong, ETid 5 feet deep,
and constructed much in the style of the Court
House, but with this addition, that it will bo
s irrounded by a colnnna.-la and topped by a
dome, all with the exception of the windows
and doors to be built of ice. A large skating
ring will be annexed to the building. Tho
noms, which will include a large ballroom.,
ladies' and gentlemen' rooms, halls, .fee, will
be all heated by stoves, and warranted not lo
melt! Mr. Hassel sa3-s"lht the climate is pe
culiarly adapted to the erection of r.rrh bir.li'J
ings, aud the palace would bj built in tlirco
or lo"r at a costof
SUin he DTOpOSeS tO nilSB
ub-iut J'j.jOO. I his
in subscriptions of
10,-which will entitle the sliareholders
have exclusive control of the building.
. : : ; "
lhu residence ol a Mr. rorchclmtr, in NeV
Orleans, was entered, recently, ami a safe corn-
taining valuables to
the amount of t 100.000
wa-i c irric I away.
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