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' t Fm-.i. that nwmml ifiatf fall,
ffkM li Un aaU t ti ul'd en U f rouaet
. ' A dispatch from Cairo, dated trie 221
.,' in., ay Gen. Buekner has been deliver
'ed to tli U. 8. Marshal, on a warrant is-
nod by Justice Catron, and will be taken
. to Kentucky for trial for treason.
. ' Got. Morton, of Indiana, has appointed
Ex-Gov. Joseph A. Wright as United
8tatci Senator, to fill the plaoe of Jesse D,
. A Chicago dispatch, dated Saturday, says
(oar thousand Donelson prisoners have ul
. ready arrived at Camp Douglas. And that
two thousand more will arrive to-morrow
- . Geo. Buell left Louisville several days
ago, to head the invading army into Ten
Gen- Grant, the hero of Fort Donelson, is
an Ohio boy.' A short blographyr-f the
. 'General may be found in another column.
', ' Steamers are arriving at New York from
Pert Royal almost daily, with cotton.
' The released prisoner who arrived at
Baltimore a day or two ago, who were takes
at Ball's Bluff, say that their captors taunt
ed thorn with being sold by their Gener
The officers who entered the Richmond
tobaoeo factories Pro-Slavery Democrats, re
turn thorough Abolitionist!.
. Wo are pained to learn of the serious
illness of Mrs. Gen. Fremont, at Washing
'ten. At last advices she was improving.
The rebel Gen. Johnson, captured at
Vert Donelson, has violated Lit parolo of
honor and escaped. The next time he is
captured a drum-head Court Martial will
' speedily dispose of hiui in a manner that
will offeetually prevent another escape.
. V Geav a V. Smith new with the Tennis
tee Arm?, it to be promoted to Major-
General of Volunteers, for callant and
'meritorious conduct in the taking of Fort
: Capt. Nathaniel Gordon, the slave-ti adet,
was hanged at New York on Friday. He
attempted suioide by taking strychnine, but
. ' The C. 8. Senate ie investigating the
ease of 8nator Powell, of Kentuoky. The
videnoe ia stronger against him than that
which insured Bright'a expulsion.
The President's son, William, died at
j Washington on Friday.
The anniversary of Washington'! birth
day waseelobtated all over tbeoouutry, with
great pomp. In the "bill tf far" at the
' Cooper Institute oelebration, New York, we
' tee Gen. Soott set down for a speeoh.
Jeff. Davis was inaugurated President of
he 0. 8. A. for ait years, at Riohinond, on
, . , Saturday. Wo presume it was a sorry
' proceeding, right on- the heels of the great
Union triumphs in tbe Mississippi Valley
If Jeff, is able to find bis tbrone six month
' hence we shall bo very much disappointed.
' . W publish in another column Gen.
Grant's official report of (ho battle at Fort
Gen. Curtis ha driven the rebel Price in
to Arkansas. Oen. Price, being re-inforoed
ly MoCulloch's command, made a stand at
Bogar Creek, and was defeated after a short
engagement, and again fled. Many pris
oner were taken, aud the arm which
Price' men threw away in their flight Gen
Curtis' army is in Arkansas. ''Now, by
Saint Paul, the work goes bravely on."
.'Th BrMVtatQDimittoej of tho
Ohio Legislature are busy in devising some
- aohome of ntronehmeok Wo hope these
Coassalttoe will be able to make tha burden
taxation as light a possible ; and at the
'Mm time, would have them fix salaries,
.faaa, Ac, In such a reasonable and just
joanaer that it will not bo found nsoessary
. by tbe next Legislature to undo all that has
been don by thin Thli will not be the
easo if this Legislature aoU with that wit-
don and discretion whioh tho people bav
' right to oxpaot from thorn. But, on tho
har band, if they "go off half cocked,"
M the taring it, the probability it the very
noxt Legislature will go to work and undo
their note. )
Many public officer are, undoubtedly, too
- well paid tor the services performed by them;
"v -tach offiotr lb Legislature will, of course.
. trim down. AUpublie offioer should re-
.v .! fair aompensatioo for lb labor per
' formed by then and for tho talent requisite
' to fill the position, whether in peace or
...-war, in good timet or bard timee, and they
iihavld rtC4tv no mart, undtr any- eVreum
' :W look hopefully to thit Legislature.
. Th poople demand a wise tad juditlout re
. ttwBthmMt, anl w htlitvt the Legislatore
f iitpoui ( aeeommodato them, .
We would also suggest to the Leirialatnre
that an early adjournment will very materi
ally lesson the burdens of taxation.
Since writing the above, w learn that
tbe ITouM has pawed a resolution, o (To re J
by Mr. Keck, of Hamilton county, referring
the whole subject of retrenchment by means
of local taxation, and.aalarios, to a Select
Committee, consisting of Messrs, Koclc, of
Hnmilton, est of Logan, Smith, of Clin
ton, Smylhe, of Licking, Hills, of Medina.
R icily, of Columbiana, and Harsh, of Car
rollall excellent men. . W learn thst this
Committee will immediately take under ad
visement the important sul jeet upon which
it has been appointed, and will present well
considered niesnre by which the various
conflicting resolutions and bills proposed
msy be harmonised, and something may be
done which will not be a temporary expe
dient, but may become a settled policy for
saving the people's monoy. This oomcs up
exaot,y to what we have beon trying to
nrgo Upon the Legislature iu the above article.
Th Editor of the Clarksburg (Va.) Tel
egraph pays thefollowing high compliments
to President Lincoln and Secretary Seward:
We have at the head of our nation a man
who m ofjr opinion possesses tbe requisite
qualifications for the position he occupies,
and will conduct matten in tha rin-lit nlmnnnl
ii in ma power, ami we oeiicve that he has
tho resources within himsolf to give him
the power. Like many other men who have
appeared on t he stage ill great emergencies.
uu unn noi oniiie to astonisn ana contound
by tho prestige ot Jus former achievements,
but to act his part efficiently on the present
occasion. JIc evinces all the firmness and
energy ncoowwy to wield the vastand com
plicated machinery now placed at bis dis
posal. Ho ttlso has shown himself a faith-
r..l I: f m .
ui guiruian oi me constitution, raining:
hiuisolt entirely above all nartv nnniiile.ra.
ttons, and laboring for the equal rights of
all. IN ot withstanding be was elected Tv a
Party the princinles of which we nannnt n.
dore, and holds to some political doctrines
on the slavery question, to which we cannot
subscribe ; vet we must do him the justice
to say that no administers this sreat ftnv-
ernnient, without exhibiting; any fcelinfr of
nuuiluna, jel uaillv, lllll WllllUUt CnnCCUlIlg
to any party prejudices, tie turned the
lului of.tiie.alup ot State when it was a!
most a wreck when it appoared terribly
threatened by the breakers of corruption
and the Mack waves ot treason. From
present indications, the sood old veaaol will
soon be moored in a safe harbor with all her
r'lEKina refitted, and be asseawoithvaaavnr
more so beoause she will then have prov
ed that she is capable oi weathering; the
moii Kvnre storms.
But Mr. Lincoln has a faithful airl in tha
talented head of the State department.
Hon. W. H.Seward. Hehaaahnwn him.
sell capablo of managing the most difficult
quostions of diplomacy with an ease and
tact that we never see sumassad and rarnlv
equalled. While it has been apparent that
the UritiHli Government has sought every
possible pretext to create difficulties with
ours during the convnlsed state of our do
mestic affairs, he has most adroitly warded
off the threatened trouble, and that too
without any eecriuVie of the nation' honor
or dignity. We had been tnught to regard
Mr. Seward as a shrewd politician, but we
have been most agreeably disappointed in
finding that he possesses . thoo exalted
abilities that fro eminently entitle' liira to
be placed in the front runks of our statns
uien. While the internal struggle in this
great nation has assumed a violence on
known to the history of the past, he has
carefully guarded it against the danger of
oatsiue collision, lie is also a man tor the
HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROM
Tho steamship Niagara arrived at Halifax
on Saturday. She brings the following
In the British Parliamsnt, six sets of
Parliaaientary papers concerning the civil
war in America, had keen presented. Not
less than forty-five official communications
passed between the Cabinet and the various
omoers of the Uovernment, relative to the
menacing position occupied by the United
Statos gunboat Tuscarora ana tho pirato
Among the most Interesting of the official
correspondence laid beforo Parliament, wns
the declaration ot Earl Russell t the South
ern Commissioners, that Kngland could not
acknowledge the Confederate Statos until
the war or further negotiations more clearly
determined their nneition.
Mr. Gregory took occasion, in the House
of Commons, to denounce tho blockade of
the Southern ports as a paper one.
iho pirate Sumter was detained at Gib
raltar, owiue to some dilhaultv in obtaining
In January, 186!, Karl Runsolltntimatod
to liOrd liynns that in case of advice being
asked by President Lincoln' Cabinet, to
repiy mat tier majesty uovernment will
deolins, unleea both partiet apply for ooun
sol. This waa the policy ot tho British
Government. In Feliruarv. 18(11. in the
event of President Lincoln raising the qnes-
vkiii wuu ureal nnwin, u lata uown me
following term : iter Majesty Govern
ment would, in the first place, be very for
bearing : they would show by their sots how
highly thoy valued the restoration oi poace
and oomity with th United States, but
they would take oar to let the Government
which antUiplieoV provocation and sought
iorquarrela know that their forbearance
sprung from tbe oonsoiousnost of strength,
not from timidity or weakness.
ibere is a short note written as law as
Deo, i!0, 1H01, showing that oven then the
British Ministry believed in the probability
of a war with the United State.
Ik th House of Representative! of this
State, on Monday, th following preamble
and resolution were offered by Mr. Cory,
of Lawreao eounty ;
Wuiria. Wicked and ambitious trait
ors have, without cause, plunged our nation
lulooivil war, disregarding all fraternal
obligation, ialsityiiiy the most injunc
tion that oan bo auiilied to th
one, their tolemn oaths, forolug anon us
A.HAMAMr n.;n;n... ,
ii iiiuviiif v uiuiiuiii ui iiiuuvjt, all incai-
eulabl Ions in th prostration ot business,
nd untold mistnet in too sacrinoa of hu
man life : and
Whihbas. Rooenl development manifeat.
a disposition on tbe part of some of tho
leader of the rebellion to ask terms and no
for peace ; therefore be it
JiuoUnd, That in view of th loss of loyal
blood and treasure, our Government oannot,
without loss of character, and injustice to
tho noble dead that have fallen in defence
of its authority, and tb right of humanity,
acoept leas than an unconditional submission
to th supremacy of tho Constitution and
Bmolvtd, That th futuro peace of th
United Etat, and tho permanency of the
Government, as well is the best interests ot
humanity throughout the world, demand
the summary execution of all leading con
spirators in this attempt to dostrov the Gov
eminent; and in the name of the people of
unin, wno nave given their money and lives
without stint, for the piesorvstion of our
liberties, we protest against the cntortain
incut of any proposition for settlement oth
er thsw unconditional submission to the
right till authority, and the condign punish
ment of the nutliorsof the rebellion.
lietoheii. Thst the Governor be run nest
ed to trinsmit a copy of the foregoing to
tho I'roiidcnt and to each member ot the
Cabinet, and to each of our Senators and
liepresuntatives in Unngross, -
Tlicso resolutions are exaotly in the right
spirit, ant the vote ou them will be watch
ed for with interest.
Gov. Ton delivered a very sensible lo-
ture to the Legislature recently. The Gov
"Senators and Reni-nmmtatinia. 1 ma
tnke occasion to say this: Be prompt bo
vigilant be attentive waste no time on un
necessary adjournments. Close up your
business as soon at possible and retnra to
your accustomed avocations."
The Governor hit tho nail exactly on the
head. Th people want the Legislature to
adjourn. They don't wish to hear any talk
about "extra sessions," or about the present
session continuing until Mayor Juno. Tb
State will be as well off, Messieurs. Legis
lators, if you adjourn two weeks hence, as
though you sat untU tho warm days of Sum
mer drove you from the hot brick walls of
Columbus to your rural homes. Besides,
think of the anguish with which your dearly
beloved constituents regard your long ab
sence. ' i
By all meant, gontlomon, finish up th
business of legislation within a month henco,
and then skcdaddl for your respective "lo
THE BRAVE AND CHIVALROUS
Our gunboats, at almost every place in
thi South, instead of finding that "brave
and chivalrous people" whom King Jeff, and
others have told us would bo there "to re
sist tbe invasion," find torpedoes, and all
the other infernal machines that a. devilivh
Ingenuity can hrrent tor their-desersntiofl,
while the pinkt of bravery and chivalry
which, we wore told, existed no where else
but there, have fled. Southern chivalry is
cutting a fino figure in this war.
Letter from Columbus.
Correspondence of the Belmont Chronicle.
COLUMBUS, Feb. 24. 1862.
Editor CnKONicn : The last wck has
been one of unusual oxoitement at the
Capital. The war new has been of snch a
character, and to such an extent, as to ab
sorb nearly every thing else. Tho success
of our armies in Missouri and Eastern Ken
tucky, followed by the capture of Fort
Henry, and the successful expedition of our
gunbosts up the Tennosse River ; had filled
every Union heart with joy and gladness.
But the great crowning act in the drama
was sfRTtick. The telogla'pTi'hJrl enbuheeftf
tb fact that Fort Donolsou was inverted by
our gallant troops. A Fort of great natural
strength, with strong fortifications,and held
dj a largo lorco. way alter day tbe wires
reported tbe progress of our troops in ro
duoing the Fort. Intonso anxiety was do
pioted on evory countenance while thia state
of suspense continued. But what a scene
followed tho announcement of tho surrender
of th l'ort, and the capture of 16,000 pria
oner. Hope and anxiety gave place to con
firmation and safety, and the Joy hitherto
repressed broke forth Into tho wildest de
monstrations or enthusiasm. A mooting
was had immediately in the Hall of the
House of Representatives. Upon special
invitation the meeting was openod bv nrav-
cr and thanksgiving, by the Rev. Doctor
Hoge of this city. Addresses were deliver
ed by Gov. Tod, Thos. Ewing, Lieut.-Gov.
Stanton, Col. R. MoCook, Hen. Delano and
others, which wore lull of faith, and hopo.
and txortations to good works. In the
meantime a six pounder kept up a terrible
noise on the publio grounds East of the
State nous. At night, at on tbe succeed
ing night, the dome of the Capital, and
buildings around Capital Squaro were beauti-
iiuiy iiiumiuaiea. uonnres were built in
the Htreets.and rockets ascended hirh in tli
air. lu these exercises and demonstrations
a large concourse or oitiaenj and strangor
The urevailing opinion hor ia that the
back of the rebellion is biokon, and that the
disabled parts, with good management on
the part of our oommauditrs, and the con
tinued blessings of Hoaven, will soon be
conquered. In this opinion your correspon
dent fully concurs.
Three hundred secesh nrisnnara. hDImk
captured at Fort Donelson. I learn, are to
arrive hero to-day, (Monday) to go luto
quarter at Campi!ha8e. Among those, is
a Brigadier Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson, said
to he formerly a oitison of Bnlmont county,
and a nativj of the village of Belioout. . .. ,
juuan oi ine business oi to legislature
for the last week has been of a local ohar
aotor, which would not be interesting to your
readers. The busineas of retrenchment in
the oivil administration of alfairt. is gradu
ally but surely progressing. A bill has passed
both Houses reducing the pay of Township
Assessors to $150 per day, and making it
uniform throughout the btato. Also a bill
fixing the day previous to the second Mon
day of April a th day when tho lien shall
attach to real estate for purposoa of taxa
tion, same day is fixed for personal nmnartv-
A very important bill, emanating from the
wommiiiee on wiutia, is oeioro the senate,
and has been discussed at some lumrth. in
provide for th payment of volunteers and
otfloera from the time they enlisted wntil
they were acoepted and mustered into the
serviot of tho United States. This bill will
undoubtedly pas in somo shape, with the
expectation that th General Government
will make provision to meet the expense
when it shall have been ascertained and ad
justed bv tb Stat. The bill provides fur
in appointment oi commissioner, tooon
sist of the Auditor, ArtcrosyGeworaf '-and
Secretary of State, to examine and adjust
Too constitutionality of th act -of last
session regulating th fees of Countv Treas
urer, was argued on Saturday before th
nuprem Court, on a ease taken up by th
Treasurer or Kranklio- eounty, The
will be disposed of in a day or two
Th 43d Regiment from Mount Vernon
passed through (Jolumbut or Saturday last,
on tneir way to ratnoan, x our correspon
dent, very much to his regrot. was at the
depot Just in tim to be too late to tee our
The tnaahiner at tha Aenwtnrvnr SiV
office under th now administration tuns
like a top j not a cog or a screw out of place.
Uut nobody expected anything else j Mr.
Cowen is emphatically a business man, and
has a roputntion-4'or integrity, ability, and
eourteouiytnor in the art of pleasing
in the line of his publio duties, enjoyed by
by but fow prsoM.af his age in Ohio. And
Mr. Ilogo. the Chiof Clerk in this depart
ment, is vsry deservedly mating a host of
lneuds. - '
[From the Maca-Cherk Press]
Wo hv how ho woll-doflned political or-
gsnixations in the country. Tbo rebellion
pf theslavoholding States, and tho anion
t the people of the tree States in the sup
port of the Administration, and in the pros
ecution of the war, ott the leadora oi the
uemocratio party no rank and ble to sus
tain them in theii treasonable assaults on
the Government. And the fact that a few
such men as Bnirht and Vallandiirham.
backed op by a few country newspapers, still
make war udoji the Administration, anil
give aid and comfort to the rebels, no more
maxes a xemoeratio party than one swallow
make a summer. Tho great mass of the
people of tho loyal States are now giving to
the Administration a cordial and hearty
support in the prosecution or th war.
no&itloo- to' !B Administration in either
House of Congress, or in the Legislature of
this State, ins measures ot Administra
tion recommended to Congress by the Ex
ecutive, tor tbt support ot tbo Government,
met wun no lactious opposition, but arc
discussed andioted upon by members ac
cording to their oonvictions of their wisdom
But this it a state of things which cannot
be long oontioned.
. Ihe natural knd ordinary division of ar-
tiesis. into supporters and opponents of
th Administration Ins and outs, ibat
such adevelopuieutof parties will be brought
about during the present Administration
can hardly b doubted. It is, at present.
dimoult to determine precisely where the
ion is to oomo trom, or what sbap
it is to assume. Whether the elements of
which the old Democratic party was com
posed, are to combine and form a Peace
1 artv. and uroo a disgraceful compromise
with the rebels and traitor who are iu arms
acamst the .Government, or whether the
ultra anti-slavery men are to orcanise and
dflroendthYKojepution of the war for the
abolition oT slavery in the States, is yet un
certain. Bnt.that an opposition party will
arise upon one side or tho other, before the
next Presidential election we consider abso
Up to tbe present time, we believe, no
body questions the Dnt riotisui and honesty
of the President. Whatever differences of
opinion may exist, or whatever complaints
may De made about the delays in the move
ments of our armies, the responsibility is
charged upon the War Department, or the
Uenernls in command, and not upon the
President. " So in regard to oorrupt and ex
travagant expenditures. While the Heads
of Departments havo been arraigned wiih
great severity1, we believe the President is
notubarged with countenancing any ot the
vile and wicked frauds that have been per
petrated. - -
If the President shall (as we boliove he
will) succeed ia ridding the Government of
tbe thieves and plunderers that have beeu
preying tinnutt, they will constitute no in
considerable srnent in any opposition party
tfeat-wta ftetevraizeoW-- --- -
To them Tt Will not boa matter of the
slightest consequence, whether the opposi
tion it radical or conservative whether
thoy plunder under the banner of peace, or
universal emancipation. To our mind, the
indications at present are. thst the most
formidable aud daugorous opposition which
the Administration is likely to encounter, is
to como froratthe advocates of immediate,
unconditional and universal onisni'iimtion.
The columns of the New York Tribune
furnish unmistakable evidence of its settled
purpose to demand the abolition of slavery
in all the States, at the ouly terms on which
poaoe is to bo made with tbe rebels. Ihe
President is determined to oioteut the re
bellious State in all their constitutional
right whenovor thoy shall return to their
allegianco and acknowledge the authority of
Such an opposition as this will be far
more foriuiduble than any opposition based
upou any temporising policy, looking to any
oonoussions or compromises with traitors.
' W meanicAioet) tn eye upon those gen
tlemen, airdlNF prepared for -any assaults
upon tho 'Administration, no matter from
what quarter they mav oonie. And. iu sav
ing this, we do not mean to surrender our
.',..J . 1 1 , .
pcivsto juagpieot, ana pieuge ourselves to
support whatever it may do. whether riuht
or wrong ; but we bav so much confidence
in the honesty, patriotism and good sense
of the President that we have no doubt but
we shall bo able to support most cordially
the general pelicy of hi Administration.
Tardt Patriotism in Baltimor.
Our Uuion friends of Baltimore have just
beon spurriim nn soma of their Secesh citi
zens to a prompt, though tardy display of
loyalty tutted to tbe time. Atlor th sur
render of Fort Douelson an effective num
ber ot the frieuds of the Government paid a
visit to tb proprietor of the Baltimore Sun
which fatter, with former Southern oro-
olivi ties, has bitterly observed a sullen silence
in political, matters and reminded them
that the American flag was not visible in or
arouud their establishment. After a brief
interval tbemuiiaoon was rectified. The pro
pi lot op oJ DirVlinV HoteJi another tiouth-
rn sympatbiasr, bkewise bad In attention
called to tho tame defect noticeable about
hi prenasei, with an equal happy elfect
Bunting waa also raised on the top of the
Washington Monument, which was exces
sively distasteful to the numerous Secesh
dwelling in that neighborhood. Altogeth
er, our Union 4 friends of the Monumental
City teem to be getting on very well.
Rumored Death of Floyd.
It it stated bv reliable aentlenian from
Fort Donelson and Cairo, that it is the gen
eral opinion among th rebel prisoners that
Gen. John B. Floyd was killed tho night
he so inglorioatly nsd from fort Donelson.
The report says that there was great excito-
niAnt I Via ffhn r s VI I
and Pillow war attempting to embark on
the steamers, and a fearful scrambling as
w woo tnouia gat aooarq ana escape, as
transportation was insufficient, l loyd stood
in person at th gangway of on of the boats,
and, with a drawn sword, beat off th troops.
permitting bis favorites to get aboard. A
Lieutenant approaching Floyd,, mad an
effort te gaTaMareV when he waa ordered
off by th General. lh Lieutenant con
tinued to advance, when Flovd (truck him
on th shoulder with his (word, inflicting a
ever wound. 1 ha lieutenant promptly
drew his pistol and fired anon Flovd. and.
tha report toy,, killed him. Louisville
Thi fore attack iag Savannah it said to
numner ib.uuu men,
BATTLE OF FORT DONELSON.
Gen. Grant's Report—List of the Rebel
Regiments-The Horrors of the
Gen. Grant's Official Report.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD,
FORT DONELSON,Feb. 16,1862
Gen. G. W. CvUom, Chi, of SLtff Dt-pirimmt
enkbal I am ulcascd to announce to
you the unconditional surrender, thia morn
nig, ot rort.Monslson. with twelve to lit teen
thousand prisoners, at least forty pieces of
artillery, ana a large amount of stores,
horses, mules, and other .public property.
I left Fort Henry on tho 12th inst., with
a force of about lS.lXK) men. divided into
two divisions under tho command of Gener
al McClernand and Smith, Six regiments
weto sent around by water, the day before.
convoyed by a gunboat, or rather started one
day later than one ot tbe gunboats, with in
structiont not to bass it.
The troops made the march in ffood order.
the head of tho column arriving within two
miles of the Fort at 12 o'clock M. At this
point the enemy' picket were met and
The fortifications of the enemy were from
this point sraduallv approached and sur
rounded, with occasional skirmishing on the
una. The following day. owins to the non
arrival of the gunboats and re-enforcoments
sent by water, no attack, was niade: but
the investment wis extended on the flanks
of the enemy, end drawn closer to his works
with skirmishins' all dav. The evenine of
tho 13th, the gunboats and re-iiiforccmonts
arrived. Un the 14th a eallaut attack was
mode by Flag-Officer Foote Upon the enemy's
works with his tleet. lue engagement lost
ed probably one hour and a half, aud bid
fair to result favorably to tbe cause of the
Union, when two unlucky shots disabled two
of the armored gunboats, so that they were
carried back by the current the remaining
two were very much disabled also, bavins
received a number of heavy shots about the
pilot-house and other Darts ot the vessels.
After these mishaps, I concluded to make
the investment ot Fort Donelson as perfect
as possible, and partiully fortify and await
repairs to the gunboats. This plan was
frustrated, however, by the enemy making
a must vigorous attack upon our right wing,
coinmunded by tien. J. A. AleClernand,
with a portion of tbe force under Gen, L.
Wallace. Ihe enemy were repelled after
closely contested battle of several hours, in
which our loss was honvy.' The officers, and
particularly held othcors, BUltorcd out ot
proportion. I have not the means yet of
determining of loss even approximately, but
it cannot full short of 1,200 killed, wounded
and misKinc. Ul the latter 1 understand
through Gen. Buekner about 250 were taken
prisoners. I shall retain cnoueh of the
enemy to exchange for them, as they wore
immediately shipped oil and not lett tor re
About the close ot this action the amruu
nition in the cartridge-boxes nave out. which
with the loss ot many ot tbe held officers,
produced great ooufusion in the rauks.
Seeing that tbo enemy did not take advan
tage of this fact, I ordered a charge upon
the loft enemy's right with the division
under Gen. C. F. Smith, which was most
brilliantly exeouted, and gave to our arms
full assuranco of victory. The battle lasted
until dark, giving us possession of part of
thoir intrench inents. An attack was order
ed upon their other-flank, aflor the charge
by Gen. Smith woo commenced, by the di-
VtMon under tJeai. iUaUlariD4 and Wallace.
which, notwithstanding the hour of expo
sure to a heavy hie in the tore part of the day,
was gallantly made and tha enemy further
niDUlscd. At the points thus (rained, niarht
having come on, all tho troops encamped for
the night, tooling that a complete victory
would crown the labors at an enrlv hour in
the morning. This morning, at a vory early
hour, Gen. S. B. Buekner sont a message to
our camp under a flag of truce, proposing an
armistice, &c A copy of the correspondence
which ensued is herewith accompanied.
1 cannot mention individuals who spe
cially distinguished themselves, but leave
thut to division and brigade officers, whose
reports will be forwarded as soon as received.
To division commanders, however, Generals
nlcUlornand, cuilth and Wallace, 1 must do
the justice to say that esoh nf them were
with their communds in the midst of danger,
sud were always ready to execute all orders,
no matter what the exposure to themselves.
At the hour the attack was made on (Jon-
eral MoClernand's command, I was absent,
having received a note trom hlng-Omcer
Foote. reauestinc me to so and see him. ha
being unable to osll.
My personal start Uol. J. U. Webster,
Chiof of Staff; Col. J. Riggin, Jr., volun
teer Aid: Cant. J. A. Rawlins. A. A. (inn.
eral; Copts. C. B. Lognw and W. S. Hillyer,
Aids, and Lieut-col. v. 15. Mcl'horson,
Chief Engineer all are deserving nf person
al mention for their gallantry nnd services.
For full details and reports and particulars.
referenoe is madn to the reports of the En
gineer, Medical Director and commander of
Brigades and Divisions, to follow.
1 am, Uonornl. very respectfully,
Your chedient servant,
U. S. GRANT, Brig. Gen.
THE REBEL FORCES.
The following is- a list of the forces sur
nrifrariir-fleneral Bur-knar and Mall.
Hriitsdiiir-tliiernl II. It. Jolmtlon and Haft.
.tfl TvnnetM Htf'l of Infimtry, Col. Brown.
do I'aJmtr. - -do
do t'nnk. '
. do H.ilrjr
do Hrowdar. .
31 M CIO
ll MiMiuippI It'a'lol Infantry, Lien! -Col. HHniillon.
Lieut -Cot l-voa.
Mjor Doraya nallalion ot Infantry.
tianalton am Aiauaino. i-oi. voinoo. ,
4 drtarhod Coinaiiiaa of fnfanlry.
BatlHlion T(m,iaM Cavalry, Col. Orant.
BaiialionMiaaiaupni Cavalry, Col. Forroat, 800 trout-
Uallerioa UkIiI Anillary.
Floyd's Virtrinia Brieade. consiatina- of
tha Thirty-sixth. Fiftieth, Fifty-Grit, and
Fifty-sixth, in all twenty five hundred strong
and a thousand or niteen hundred stragglers,
escaped. ,Th rest of th garrison is ours.
[Special Correspondence of the Chicago Times.]
VISIT TO THE BATTLE-FIELD.
I was invited on Sunday morning, by
Gen. McClernand, to take a ride over the
battle-field. It would be difficult to describe
in a few word th soenet whioh have met
my view. The battle-ground was chiefly
eonflnodjo the space outside tho rebel forti
fications, extending up the river bank a dis
tance of two miles, to th point where Gen.
McClernand' force rallied from th retire
ment which they were at first forced into
by tbe impetuous charge of tha enemy. It
must be remembered t hat it was here that the
grnnd sortie was made by the rebels up the
river bank with the intention of turning our
right Dank and cutting their way out.
Souie ten or twelve thousand men composed
the force sent out for tins purpose. Thoy
advanced undercover of a deadly fire of ar
tillery, and steadily drove Oen." MeCIer
nund's force before thcui a distance of fitly
or sixty, rods. -Our troops hero made a
stand, and having boon ro-enforocd by one
or two regiments, began the assault, before
which the enemy were forced to retreat.
The ground was contested with desperation,
ana me siaugnter on both aides was im
mense. Tha whole space of two miles was
strewed with dead, who lay iu every imagin
able shape and form.
fedcra sand reoala were nrotnlsctimisiv
mingled, sometimes rrrannlml in the florae
death-throe, somotimas facing each other
as they gave and received the fatal shot or
thrust, sometimes lvimr across one another.
and again hooped in piles which lay six or
seven deep, I could imagine nothing more
terrible than the silent indications of aironv
that marked the features of the pale corpses
which lay at every step. Though dead, and
rigid in every muscle, they still writhed and
seemed to turn to catch the passing breeze
for a cooling breath. Staring eyes, gaping
mouths, clenchod bands and strangely con
tracted limbs, saaminirlv aWawn into tha
smallest compass, as if by a mighty effort to
rona asunaer soma irresistible bond wnich
held them down to the tortue of which thov
died. One sat against; a tree, and, with
mouth and eyes wide" open, looked up into
the sky as if to catch a glance at its fleeting
spirit. Another clutched the branch of nn
overhanging tree, and hung half suspended,
as in the death pang he raised himself part
ly from the ground. The other hand grasp
ed his faithful musket, and tho compres
sion of the month told of the determination
which would have been fatal to a toe had
life ebbed a minute later. A third clung
with both hands to a bayonet which was
buried in the ground, in the act of striking
for the heart of a rebel foe. Great num
bers lay in heaps, just as the fire of the ar
tillery mowed them down, mangling their
forms into an almost undistinguishable mass.
Many of our men had evidently fallen vic
tims to the rebel sharpshooters, for thoy
were pierced through tho head by rifle bul
lets, some in the forehead, some in the
eyos, others on the bridge of tho nose, in
the checks and in the mouth. This circum
stance verified a statement made to me by
a rebel officer among tho prisoners, that
their men were trained to shoot low and aim
tor tho tace. while ours, as a general thing,
fired ut random, and shot over tliair hninl.
The enemy, in thoir retreat, carried off
their wounded and a great many of their
dead, so that ours far outnumbered them
on the field. The scene of action had been
uiostly in the woods, although there were
two open places of an acre or two where the
tight bad raged furiously, and tbe ground
was covered with dead. All the way up to
their intrenchnients the same scene of death
was presented. There were two miles of
dead strewn thicklv. minified with firearms.
artillery, dead horses, and the paraphernalia
of the battlefield. It was a scone never to
be forgotten never to be described.
The Supper at Beixairh.- The La
dies'-Union-Aid-Soeiety Supper at Bellaire
last night was a vory good thing in its way.
A large party of ladies and eenttctnen went
down from this city on a special train, among
thorn the Governor and lady, Gens. Rose
orans, Denver and Schenck, and most of tbe
military oracert now in the oity.
iue isoinont House, where the supper
was eervea,- was crowded to repletion, iiiy.
err room, passage, and stairway waa a nar-
feet jam. The supper itself was abundant,
so was the noise : so was the sood humor :
so watcrinolino; to was everything except
spaeo, and there was plenty ot that too, only
it wasn't in the right place; for it was all
out of doors instead of being in the dining
nan wnere it sunutd have been. And al
though very nearly squeezed to death two
or three times, we are not sure yet where
the fault was, (if it was a fault) whether
the hoops were too wide or the room too
The table was handsomely and bountiful
ly supplied, and was a real oredit to the pa
triotic ladies who prepared it. We were e lad
t ) see that considerable quantities of lucre
found their way iuto the treasury of the
The supper would have been a very pleas
ant anair, 11 mere nao been suinoient room
to enjoy it, as unfortunately there was not
Previous to the supper. General Rose
orans, Denver and Solienck, Gov. Peirpoint.
and other distinguished gentlemen, were
very handsomely entertained at the House
ot Col. Thomas II. Morns, the hospitable
agent of the Central Ohio Railroad.
Some very good musio was furnished by
tne uaiiaire jorass nana, and added its en
livening influonoo to the occasion. Whee
ling int., or tins morning.
Senator Wade's Caluminators.
[From the Philadelphia Press.]
We learn from Ohio that a silly story has
been in circulation through many parts of
thut State in relation to the Hon. Benjamin
Wade. His enemies declare that, as chair
man of the Committee on the Conduct of
the War, he hat been antagonising the
President in hit management of the cam
paign, and opposing the measures of the
now secretary or war. ineeneot JI this
story, it believed, will be mioobievous. The
President it adored in Ohio, and Mr. Stan
ton, a oitizon of that State, hat thousands
ot warm friends wbo would be eager to re
sent any attempt to interfere with him at an
omcer ot the Uoverement.
We allude to these stories with an ex
pression of surprise that any sensible man
in Ohio, with Mr. Wade' record before
him, should for a moment believe them.
We know that there is no truth in the as
sertion that any disagreement exists between
the Senator and the Administration. No
man has been more warmly attached to the
Government than Benjamin Wad. He has
been constantly in consultation with the
President, aud enjoys th utmost confidence
of the Secretary of War. At chairman of
the Committee on the Conduct of the War.
he ha thrown all hit influence into the
hands of tha Executive. . All his energy and
boldness of character, all his great intellect
and experience, have been unselfishly given
to our cause. The Government has no abldr
and more ardent friend, and the loyal rep
resentatives of Ohio oan do no more grateful
and acceptable act to the Administration
and th country than re-elect bun tethe
Tbi Baxtimobi and Ohio Railroad
to Be Uc opened. The Baltimore and
Ohio Bailroad CotiiDanv have received or
ders from tha War lotjartment to out their
road into working order at the expense of
tn company, upon tne condition mat tne
Government protect the operations. The
work will be. vigorously pushed, and oan be
completed in twenty day- I Wheeling lot,
22d '"St. '. 1 . -
Wohin in Tennessee leave husbands who
join the Confederate. A woman there ia
entitled to a' divorn when her husband ia
unfaithful to tb Union. .
[From the Philadelphia Press.] THE WAR for the UNION
Clarksville, Tenn. Ocoupisd.
CLARKSVILLE, TENN, Feb. 27.
To Mi. Oirmos Wn.i., Hc, ofitia Navy' '
vv navsooM-u on oi i.iam.villa. Tlla cilUtnl ba
bul alannM. Iwo-lliirda of thorn liavt flail, atl liavim
eiprcna.l nly vlawa and intenllpiia 10 ia Mavnr and
Hon. Uavo Johmon.ai lhir r,u-tt I l.ara Uturt a Drv
elamaunn aMurlng all pvatf'ai.lv dipoal thai ihav mar
with aafrly rMuine llinr biialiiaw avuoolia.ia, rWulr.ui
only Ilia rmhtaly alnrni and-oaulili?i-iiu u b .,n
and holnliiir Ufa authorilita raapunaiola Uioi Uua akall ba
dona without rrarrvalion.
I Ian i on Doik-Ikmi yraurday, with tha Oonoaon,
Maul. Commamlmii Phtlpa, and lha I aim, Maui Cora
aviiiiluiB Hrvanl, on an armed raconnnw.anco, hriiiKlna
w ill me Col. Warmer, of lha l.wi.,. ftV:l
ol Clen. OranCa lair, who, wiiS IMm. l-ommandin--heln.
look poMeaaion of Tiia principal Ion aud kuiaied
the Union ling nl Clarkivilla. 1
A union aentiinant mamfeMed llaalf aa waemansI'M
liver. 1 he rebela have retrained lo Nanhvllle. ha'viiHt
a", rain" the vemoimnincea of lha eituen.. to iba
pleinlid railmail liridae aefoeetln t'lfrntwrlrmd River
I return to Korl IMnelaon lo-dar for another rnmlioat,
and ii or eiifhl monnr boata, wiih whioh I propoaa lo
proceed up Ihe Cumberland. The f rbele all have a let
ror of the iruiiboala. One of laea a ebon dtatauee oliovo
Kon Donelaon had previously ttrad aa Iron rollina mill
beloninlo Hon. Jolm B.U. . mm
Flag Officer Comd'g Naval Forces on Western Waters.
Important from Gen. Buell's
LOUISVILLE, Feb. 23.
levers davi arro. ami proceeded"
in lira direction of Naehville. Uia Mail leava bar to
II U reponed thai many oT Iho neeroea taken Mine lime'
riuce rrotu Ilia tireeu lliver country of Kentucky by tha
reliela to ant ia fortifying- Naahville, look ailvairtam of
the panic creulert there by lha labirnr Ol Form Henry and
Donation, and era makiuf lhair way back lo their old
bomea. They fay II waa loo late lo fortify Naehville.
ideratood thai lite rebela nronoaed ibn, inv
aa iod law 10 lonily naahvtlle.
the rebela nrnnn. m. . ....
and road nenr Mash llllc on lhair retreat thitti.r-
wanl. but lha cl u .ten aloug das road ramonatratad, uut
nuraora, wnien eonnai do ttacpt ta eav reUa4 eoaroV
prevailed all day, of thi eracualion of Naibvilh) by iko
From Gen. Sherman's Army.
From Gen. Sherman's Army. New York, Feb, 22.
ateamer bnnea the InllAwl.. mh..
Oan. Vlele, in relalion lo the njiht in tha Mavnnnah River,
on the Ifllh insl. : "I have Die honor to repon that the bat
lenea on Venui' Point were attacked at 1 o'clock, r. at..
yeeieruay. ny lour rebel f uiiboata, with a view of ell.cl
tnj a pavaaira from Fon Pulruki for lha rebel ateainero
then at thai place. Alter an eiie-nirement of one hour.tbo
rabeli were driven on", the flat: orlicer'a boat being dis
abled and taken iu tow. and tha aleatner Dial ainrepied
die paaaga of the river reluriilua lo Kon Pulaxki. "
The guuhoau in the right line, and in Will', Cat, mat
anil removed everal torpeduei, placed there forlheit
doalruclion. One on being exploded was supposed lo
have hnd &) pounds powder in it.
Waamso-ros, Feb S-l DeapatcKea from Comraodero
Dupouk dated Pon Itoyal. Feb. encloeiiu a report
from Commander KoKera, in which he saya lhal, wliilo
sounding in ihe Havannah River, a short distaneu aleva
Ihe mouth of Wright River, he discovered several objacuf
floating upon the aurface, which appeared at first eight
lo be amply tins, and as aueh were not regarjed by aim
as worthy of notice. Maul. Spmtson. of tha Senses,
shortly aner hailed him. and told hun ha iboot-ht the eb.
jects alluded lo were buoye attached lo an Infernal nia-o
vuora. uimiciwer eaainiiiBiiou, mey saw anotuja to .
satisfy them lhal Ihe suvpiciona were correct. Tha buoye,
live iu number, ware placed several yards apan at rkul
angles lo the shore. Immediately in the channel leading
Iroiu Wright Hirer, and visible only at low water. They
were connected by a spiral wire, tbe and of tha wire en
tenng an orifice in the upper end of Ihe buoye, Thoy
were also secured by wieasro whotrrie, pissuavsi bm
weights al the bottom, but which iiirthsr eiaini.tsl-o.i lad
theinto neltevo were vessels coalmining explosive mat
ter. An attempt wns aubae,Uantlv made to produce an
explosion by pulling Ilia wires, wiiich failed. TU wires
were cuL aud tha outer buoy was brought off ia one at
the expedition'a boata. In consequence of Iho delicato
nature of the exploding apparatus, the result of lha ex
amination of the buoye brought on board, il waa deemed
more prudent lo endeavor to sink II is remaining buoye,
rather than attempt lo remove them, so that the enemy
should not have the satisfaction of reeling that a single
lite had been lost by the diabolical invention. Tbe buoye
were sunk by firing rifle suou Into thera, one having ex
ploded Ihe night previous from aome cause unknowu,
and shortly after a launch had passed overlhs spot where
the buoya wore placed, haviuj in low a heavy lighter
with guna. Il further appears lhal Ihe torpedo. Minlernel
machine, brought ou board the Uksddla. waa afterworde
set upon a bank, aud a ntta ball Oied through it, -whea si
exploded. . , .
As.i.ts'it Secretary Fox baa received a seller from a
friend in New York, saying lue elelainaru in a Ktobrooiut
puer that 16.000 eland of arms arrived al New Orieena
oa Ihe steamer Victoria, which recaally ran Ihe blockade
al lhal point, ia not true, A reliable passenger, wbo came
out from Orleans to Havana on the Victoria, aaya lliol
she waa able lo obtain there ouly one hundred and fifty
t(iui. and these were all the arms alia took back ou bar
return. The New Orleans loihua are, thsrefore, Dot yet
supplied with erms. . , .-,.
Nashville in Possession of the Unionists.
Louisville, Feb, 24.
Reliable private informatioa received to-night, assure
forces! iN 0 "1 """'')' pusseuion olhe redaral
The aloamer Argonaut, from Cairo, arrived al JoBer
soiivilleTus all. moon, with ninety-four I on Doneleosv
prisoners, including (Jen. Uuckner andSuuT They were
in charge of a detachment of Federul soldiers, uuder
coinmand of Capl. Walker, and wereaaalro luoiaiiap
olis by apeciul tiain this aftanioou.
From St. Louts.
ST, Loyn, Feb, 94.
A apecial dispatch from Cairo 10 lha Democrat aaa
thai Ihe latest intelligence flora Ihe Cemberland ia lhal
lien. Uuell's forcva occupy Naehville, end that Gov. Her
ru has called in all Tennessee iroops, aud last a ettoaf
ruaeuou luu uccurred among Uie people.
BALTIMORE, Feb 24.
The Old Point boat, which left Fortress Monroe yee
tentoy. arrived here this morning. She bring founeea
United Htatea olticera who wnre released by Ike rebels,
including Uol. Wood, ot Ihe N. Y. 14th Regiment, who
was wounded al Hull Run, Cul. Lee. of the iuh Massa
ehuaatls, lukea al Ball's HltuT. Col. Coggswell, of Mi
Tammany Regiment, aud Capl. Kolfer, of Baker'e Kegt.
Col. Wood was on parole and had- liberty to move
about the city of Richmond. Previous to leaving he
wus present, out of curiosity, at the inauguration ot JtU
fcrson Davie, on the ?2d met, end soya lhal iw enthusi
asm whutever marked III ooeasioil. Hardly eaeer
could be raised during the ceremony.
llALrnoae. Feb. 84. A Richmoua diepateh of Satur-
uav ties uie lonowiiig:
Feb. 91 Cent Niehola. of Iba Pelara.
ourg Anutery. arnvee aero tnia enertioun trom vvintou.
wnrrv lie neui uses anisswi Wiin uaU.IT- - Ufejnsat
day he was shelled out by the Yankees. Tney badee,
steamers, all of which have Daaaed no lha bvev. - Cans.
Nichols' lierse was ahot Irom under liira, two of his mea
were wounded, Ihe lown of Wiudora ia Ul aahea, had ut'
tixmpa retired to Murfreesboro.
Another dispatch, dated Norfolk, Feb ft. save lha Fre
er forces again ascended Ihe Chowan River yesterday .
to Winton, with several guuboeis and a large number of
iroope. Tbe Confederatee opened a heavy Are upon them,
killing and wounding a number of Ihem. The Yetikeee
landed and burned the town. Too Southerners retired.
Our lose is said to he two men.
I.atrx The Riohmond Whig, of Friday, has a broar
anicle on Davis' admiuiatralion. it aaya, fudging bv re
sult, so fas, it Is the moat lamentable failure in history,
and suggests lo a reAeotiug niiud lhal the most elgnel see
ch lhal government can now sender lo the aanis.
try is the surrender of the helm to older and hotter hands.
Prisoners say the Union men had a meeliue orivatelv
on Friday night. II waa wall attended.
Tbo surrender of riavatuiah wae ruroored at Richraond.
The Union "Still Lives"Down South!
[From the Albany Journal.]
The Memphis Avalanche make a clean
breast of it. and confesses that the lov for
the Union still lives'! in various portion
of the Sunny South. ' Disgraceful as the
faot is, it cannot be denied, aver that un
happy print, that the "common people" in
Eastern and Central Tennessee have tha
shanking vulgarity tor be pstriet) and ug -
spity ot tne peranasrv eloquent ot dun-
freons and halters cherish an "idolatrou
ove" for the flojr of their fathers. It oon
fssses, with team in its eyes, that these "(rat.-
tore to tnerenei cause, so lartrom oeing
exasperated at the advanoe of the "Vandal'
horde ot tne .North, evinoe their jov in'
every village and- neighborhood" ana nail-
them as theirdeliverers. . iNot only this, but
some of these Union worshipping eatiffs
have been organixing into bands, prowling
about the country under the folds of the
Yankee flag, oommitting depredations up
on the "Chivalry" and shooting men'at
night in their own bouses" who "adhered to
the fortunes of the South I" ....
Various eauses for this infatuation of the
"common herd" are ingeniously r asaigoed
hy thi Avslaaoho and iu teliow suouruara.
One is the slowness with which new idea
penetrate the vulgar brain. Another is the
result of vicious education. - Another is the
Srevelence of the popular delusion that
eorge Washington wo a greater man than'
Jeff, Davis, end Thomas Jefferson a greater'
man than Bishop polk. Another J tha
"idolatrous" affection for old tradition anrt' '
a stupid distrust of a Confederacy ooooeiveir
in perjury and brought forth in larceny.
Robert Johnson, a son of the natriotln'
Senator from Tennessee, ha just succeeded'
in reaching the Union camp at FlatLiok
Ford, near Cumberland Gap.' He was over'
two week in effecting his escape, and ur
mounted incredible diffioultiea,- Hi" pre.
anna had a moat insuirinar effeot- on- tbi
Tennesee vouttteer.'' - .'