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. GovernorStaxley, tlic Military Gov
ernor of North Carolina lias, in the dis
charge of his new duties. igsncJ an order
closing certain negro school?, which cer
tain people of the North had recently
established. On the rumor of this act
reacting Washington, Mr. Sumner, the
automatic agent of all anti-slavery spasm,
moved a resolution calling on the Secre
tary at "War for copies of the commis
sions and instructions given to the mili
tary governors of States. These com
missions and instructions have been fur
nished (see lelow) and they are precisely
t ueh as the case require J and in strict
eonformity -with law.' The commission
Brakes him Governor, and he is to see
that the laws of North Carolina are duly
executed. lie must take these laws as
he finds them, and he has no power of
repeal, of suspension nor of modification.
If there is a law of Js orth Carolina which
forbids the opening and carrying on of
negro schools he must enforce it, for it
is a police regulation which the State
had a right to make, though people in
other States may think the law very
harsh and unjust.
:- It is stated by a correspondent of the
N. Y. Tribune, that Dr. Tyng of New
York, and Stephen Caldwell of Philadel
phia, representing something called the
Frecdman's association, a new coined
phrase for fugitive slaves, had called on
Secretary Stanton, to inquire into the
authority under which Governor Stanley
had issued his order closing the colored
schools. The statement of the corres
pondent goe3 on to say, that the Secreta
ry showed them the instructions and that j
they did not contain a word directing
the Governor to execute the local laws of
North, Carolina, and that they did not
authorize him to issue the order in ques
tion, and that he, morever, showed thera
A letter which be had just written with
the sanction of the President directing
the Governor to revoke the orchr and al
low the schools to go on.
The correspondent of the Tribune, has
probably been misinformed as to what
took place. Mr. Secretary Stanton has
been prominent as a lawyer, and once
filled the place of Attorney General of
the United States, and it is not likely
that he would say that the commission
did not authorize the Governor to exe
cute the local laws of North Carolina,
for that is precisely what he was appoint
ed to do. - And it is still more unlikely
that he would write a letter, threatening
him to revoke the order. If Mr. Stan
ton has undertaken to give such orders
and done it with the concurrence of the
President, they have undertaken to do
what the law does not authorize, and
have usurped powers which do not be
long to them, for they cannot repeal
But we have no belief that Mr. Lin
coln has concurred in any such thing.
Jlis general action is characterized by
wisdom and by firmness, and in the new
elave trade carried on' by election mana
gers he has kept aloof, and avoided ex
tremes. We expect to find that the story
of the President's having modified Mr.
Stanley is a story made to snit the New
York Tribune and the News agent of
the Cincinnati Gazette. 3Ir. Lincoln is
sorely beset by party bigots, of coarse
manners and unscrupulous tastes, who
demand of him a compliance with their
party wUhes. TVc will not affirm that
these men have never swayed his judg
ment : but we still believe that his acts
have been the result of judgment, and
not a mere compliance with demand.
We sustain Mr. Lincoln in his general
course and while he may make mistakes
within the bounds of lawful power, we
excuse them. If he goes in aught be
yond the bounds of lawful power, we
" will cavil on the ninth part of a hair."
P. S. As we expected the News agent
of the Cincinnati Gazette, and all that
tind of Washington propagators have
been compelled to retract their first state-
aieat, that the President had modified
Got. Stanley, and they now report that
Jte says that it Is not the time to interfere
srith the Governor. What becomes of
.the alleged threat of Mr. Stanton that
he wont stay an hour?
WjisHrsoTe.,- Wednesday, June 4, 1662.
" Xb instructions given to the Hon. Ed tvard
Stanley, Military Governor of Xorth Carolina,
arc identically those furnished to the Hon.
Andrew Johnson. The following is a copy
of the letter of instructions : . -
Was Depakthest. Wasuixgtox. D. C, -'
.- ... May 2. 1862. f
S;a: The commission, you-have received
expresses on its face the nature and extent o(
the duties and power devolved on you by the
appointment of Military. Governor oX. North
Carolina. . . -
Instructions have been given to M.Tjor-
GeneraJ Bavniide to ail you in the perform-,
ance of ywir duties and the eerci-e of your )
Mtlwrit".- He has also been instructed to'
detail an :i !en:ite ra'il'a y furci for the
special purpc of a Governors Guard, and
to act under ycr direction. It is obvious to
you th.-.t t!i great purpose of your appoint
ment is- to reestablish tl.e authority ot the
Federal Government in the State ol North
Carolina, and to provhle the means ol main
taining peace and security to the loyal inhab
itant of that State until they shall bt: able to
est&hliih a civil Government.
Upon yonr wisdom and energetic action
much will depend in accomplishing that re
sult. It is not deemed necessary to give any
specific instructions, hut rather to confide in
your sound discretion to adopt such measures
as circumstances may demand. You may
rely upon the perfect confidence and full sup
port of this Depiu-tuicnt iu the, performance
of your duties.
With re;pec;, I am your obedient survanl,
EDWIN if. STANTON, Sec'y of War.
Hon. Edward Stanley,-Military Governor
of North Carolina.
Tueke are persons in this country, not
yet a party, but they may become such,
who favor the suppression of the States
and making The Congress omnipotent.
This has been openly advocated in the
New York Courier and Enquirer a Re
publican paper, the editor of which has
been made a Foreign Minister. Mr.
Secretary Cameron very coolly proposed
to change, by act of Congress, the State
lines of Maryland, Delaware and Vir
ginia. Mr. Sumner -proposes to declare
the Southern States all forfeited, both in
sovereignly, jurisdiction and soil ; and to
hold them at the disposal of Congress,
for organization as Territories. Mr. Lin
coln proposes to buy up all the slaves of
the United States aud pay for them from
the public treasury an act for which no
possible authority can be cited. Mem
bers of Congress rush in by the score,
struggle for supremacy in the distinction
of disfranchising rebels and confiscating
their property without a trial by the
Courts. And it has become quite a com
mon thing to propose as law, that no
man shall bring a suit unless he first
proves that he is loyal, and that trials are
to be stopped in their progress, for the
hearing of some side it-sue (and that too
without a jury,) whether the plaintiff
has not committed some offence. The
new practice has not received its cogno
men yet, but it will probably be . called
Sumner-ism, Trumbull-ism, or some oth
er itm to denote the chief professors
of the progmatical science.
County Treasurers and their Traveling Fees.
The laws requiring the County Treas
urers to pay the annual taxes to the
Treasurer of State, allows them tight
cents per mile for traveling fees both
going to and returning from the scat of
Government, according to the distance
of the route most usually traveled. The
State of Ohio publishes an annual ex
hibit showing all the receipts and ex
penditures of the State, and among other
outarsr the exhibit shows the amount
paid to county Treasurers for the travel
ing fees. This table contain some crtri
ou3 elongations of route. For instance,
the County Treasurer of Fayette, for go
ing from the county seat (Washington)
to Columbus and returning, which towns
are about 40 miles asunder, charges for
312 J- miles, twice each year the sura of
25 Dollars. He perhaps nds it pleas
anter and cheaper to go by rail to Cin
cinnati and thence to Columbus.
Some other counties, contiguous to each
other and not greatly differing in dis
tance exhibit at differences in distance
charged, perhaps from pursuin gsome
route not obvious to printers " who stay
at home at ease." These are specimens:
Hard In "
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The Dignity of Labor.
This is a fine thing to talk about but
you fellows that have to work any how at
real work to get money to buy food, and
to pay jour little rent, you have noth
ing to do with the dignity of labor. It
is a thing that belongs to men of higher
views who want to get a living by their
tongues, to men who wish to be boss in
some other man's 6hop, or to get an of
fice that has the name of good pay at
tached to it. He has no notion of work
ing any himself, but if he can show great
interest in the people's welfare, and par
ticularly "the toiling millions," as the
orators say about election time, be will
expect to receive great credit for his
great sympathies : if he is not a candi
date himself, but only works for the
party, he can afterwards present his
claim for outlay and sufferings. If he
has been an editor and wrote a life of the
head candidate, he can claim a good
place at Washington. If he has gone to
the Chicago Convention, and was the
" original Lincoln man" the very first
to think of him he can ask to be Mar
shal of a State. If he faib in that he
can claim something lower and lower
he will get it. There is nothing like
the dignity of labor to talk about.
Hon. Wm. Lawrence, of Logan coun
ty, has been appointed Lieutenant Col
onel of one of the new Regiments of three
months volunteers from Ohio. This will
be a new service to Judge Lawrence, but
the zeal and energy he brings to every
thing he undertake will soon make
him master of the " bookish theorick"
and when he shall be in camp long
enough he will show himself mindful of
hi men, which too "many officers forget.
Subscribe for the Urbana Union; oae djllar
a ''ear M arlv.irjce.
Assistant Secretary at War.
CmusTornEU P. Wolcott, Esq., late
Attorsey General of Ohio, has been ap
pointed Assistant Seeretavy at War. He
is sn able lawyer, of a cool collected
manner and possesses fiue administra
tive capacity. Being a brother-in-law
of Mr. Stanton, this relationship will add
to the efficiency of their co-operation in
their very arduous duties. Mr. Wolcott
has been of the very strictest State rights
school, as may be seen in his argument
in the rescue cases, made before the Su
preme Court of Ohio, by direction of
Mr. Chase. But that was before the
Rebellion which is the logical result of
his old doctrines ; and we have no doubt
that he will now reverse his own former
judgment for manifest error therein. Mr.
Wolcott will make a most diligent and
The True View.
' Is hiseloquent and statesmanlike speech
on confiscation, delivered in the House of
Representatives on the 10th of April, the
Hon. Bexj. F. Thomas, (Rep.) of Mas
sachusetts, pointed out the path of pub
lic duty and expediency in the matter
under consideration. He said :
" In seeking to know what this Gov
ernment ought to do in relation to the
confiscation of private property, of the
emancipation of slaves in the Seceding
States, the obvious question presenting
itself to every mind at the threshold is,
what is the end which the Government
and the people are seeking to attain?
There can be but oue loyal answer to
that question. It is, to preserve the
Union and the Constitution in their in
tegrity, to vindicate in every part of this
iudivisible Republic its supreme law.
No purpose, however humane, benefic
ent, or attractive, can divert our steps
from the plain, straight path of sworn
duty. What is writ is writ In seeking
to change it by force of arms we become
the rebels we are striving to subdue. It
is a plain proposition that is seeking to
enforce the law we are, so far as possible,
to obey the law. We are not to destroy
iu seeking to preserve. The people do
not desire a bitter and remorseless strug
gle over the dead body of the Constitu
tion. We may raise armies and navies
and pour out as water the treasure and
life-blood of the people, but we can
neither think nor act wisely, live well or
die well for the Republic, unlcs we keep
clearly and always in view the end of all
our labors and sacrifices the Union of
our fathers and the Constitution, which is
its only bond. No thoughtful man can
believe that there is a possibility of re
constructing the Union on any other
basis, or that it is within the province of
Congress in any other but the peaceful
way of amendment to make the effort."
From Before Richmond.
To-DAT's (Tuesday) new3 state that
there are not as yet any signs of evacu
ation at Richmond. Contrabands report
that the rebels have received no further
A despatch from the headquarters of
Gen. McClellan, dated Saturday, says
" two deserters who- came in report that
the rebel General Joe. Johnson was seri
ously if not mortally wounded during
the battle of Fair Oaks, aud that Gener
al Gustavns W. Smith is now in com
mand. This statement is corroborated
from other sources They further declare
that the rebel loss is estimated at 10,000
in killed, wounded and missing. No
material change had taken place in the
position of the enemy. A contraband
who left llichmond on Thursday has
come into our lines. He represents that
no troops are in the city, except those
doing guard duty and taking care of the
sick and wounded. The rebel army was
encamped outside. There were no signs
of evacuation,- but everything indicated
a determined resistance by the enemy.
During the fight of Sundiy'the liveliest
interest was exhibited in its progress by
the people of Eichmond, and when they
saw their troops defeated the greatest
consternation prevailed. Many of the
inhabitants have crossed the James river
in anticipation of the capture of the city.
It is rumored that General Magruder
will shortly resign. The opinion obtains
that there are no troops between the
Rappahannock and General McClellan's
Gifted at Bagging Rebels.
Of all our officers, General Pope has mani
fested the greatest talent as a prcsdigitatuer
in bagging rebels. He will now, since the
Corinthian exploit, receive, more than ever,
the admiration and applause of the nation.
HU present achievement is but the last of four
great triumphs of the same kind His favorite
work seem to be tli3 "bagging"' of great
bodies of rebels. He it was, as already men
tioned and as the public will remember, who
turned the tide of rebellion in Missouri by
" bagging" three or four thousand o Price's
men early last winter, ne it was who, took
New Madrid, and the rebel force there. He
it was who, by his scientific genius and by
gigantic labors, reduced Island Number Ten,
and captured tix thousand rebels, half a dozen j
Generals, and untold munitions of, war. His ;
last achievement is his most glorious; and
foots up the entire number of rebel soldiers
he has captured to nearly twenty Jive thousand.
And all, too, with not the loss of a hundred
lives on our side. For 6uch a man, no honors
can be too greats no applause too hearty.
O. jS. Journal
A Good Recruitlng Sergeant. A letter to
a person in Brandon, from Ship Island, says
that a Vermont private on guard fell sick one
night and was taken to the hospital, where
the soldier gave birth to a child. The soldier j
and the youn-re ruit hre d..in w e.L 1
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
The impeachment" of Judge Humph
reys by Congress had been postponed un
til the 26th inst. '
Two steamers arrived at New York
this week with COO released Union pris
oners from Salisbury, N. C.
Commodore Davis's fleet has left Mem
phis for Vieksburg. Soon the Mississip
pi will be open from head to mouth !
A despatch from City Point, Ya., in
forms that Fort Morgan, at Mobile, has
been attacked by the Union fleet.
Ten thousand Enfields have been re
ceived by the Ohio Quartermaster. They
will be immediately distributed to Ohio
The national debt on the 29th of May
(soMr. Chase report) amounted to 8-101,-448:98-l.
The average rate of interest
paid is about 4.
Col. Keuley, of the First Maryland,
who fought so bravely at Front Royal,
is in Washington, and will enter the field
again as soon as he is exchanged.
A destructive fire occurred in Quebec
last Saturday. 120 houses, mostly wood
en buildings, occupied by mechanics,
All the candidates on the uncondition
al Union ticket were elected at the muni
cipal election in Washington city, 2nd
inst. Wallaek, editor of the Star, had a
large majority for Mayor.
It is affirmed by reliable men that the
rebels have an army of 200,000 in Rich
mond. They will make a desperate fight
in defence of the city. This cannot be
The loss of the rebels at Memphis was
ibout 100 in killed and wounded. The
only casualty on our side was a slight
wound received by Col Ellet, command
ing the ram fleet.
It is estimated that there have been
twenty thousand deserters from Beauri
gard's army since the evacuation of Co
rinth, mostly from Tennessee, Kentucky
and Arkansas regiments. All want to
take the oath.
The London News defends Gen. But
ler's course at New Orleans ; other Eng
lish papers denounce it. We suppose it
makes very little difference to Benjamin
he has been found able, heretofore, to
take care of himself.
The New York Tribune has a wild
story from Tcxa, asserting that Old
Sam Houston is at the head of a Union
army there, and that the State will soon
bo restored to the Union. Wc haven't
so good an opinion of Sam, and so much
confidence in Tribune reports.
The lalc-it news from Memphis is that
all is quiet, Citizens to the number of
2000,- reported themselves armed and
equipped at the Provost Marshal's office
to protect the city from mobs, if needed.
The Meniphians, it seem?, rejoice, gener
ally, over the re-tomtiou of the old fhig.
The steamer Massachusetts went up
the James River last week, having on
board the privatccrsmen to be exchanged
for Colonel Corcoran and others, but re
turned unsuccessful. The rebels it seems
arc bound to hold the brave Corcoran as
long a time as possible.
Had the Chickahominy bceu fonlable
on Sunday (of the battle of Fair Oaks)
McClellan would have pushed right on
to Richmond. As it was nothing could
be gotten over the flood had taken
bridges and all away, and immediate pro
suit of the enemy by the whole army was
A detachment of Fremont's cavalry
was ambushed by the enemy near Har
risonburg, last Friday, and a number
killed and taken prisoners. Reinforce
ments arrived to the cavalry's support
and drove the rebels from their position
capturing their camp and some stores,
Federal loss was about 100 in all.
Tme Se: a e voted unanimously to clear the
penitentiary of soldiers incarceiated there un
der sentences of couit martial, and to forbid
the imprisonment of any more for three years.
Harris sa;d some of his most respectable con
stituents arc now thut up with felons.
The President has pardoned several. The
advocates of the system claim that under the
military code the only alternative is death,
and claim that all accused have had a fair
trial .volunteers by volunteer officers and
also, that some of the worst rascals in the
country are among the prisoners, and claim
that ninety seven, out of an army of half a
million, is a very small proportion.
There were 50 majority for Nixon's resolu
tions, instructing Geucrals to subsist armies
on the enemy.
Mr. Wickhffe offered a resolution calling
for information touching Hunter's negro regi
ments. He wants the facts, and thinks this
thing worth knowing. Right Ed. Umos.
All tho damage done to the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad by Jackson's forces has been
repaired, except the Great Potomac Bridge.
Through mail and passenger trains will be
DisPATCitKr from Commodore Dupont state
that our gunboats have possession of Stono,
near Charleston. The capture was made from
information from Robert Small, who ran out
the tug Planter.
Chattaxooga the most important strategic
position in East Tennessee, is probably now
in our possession. General Mitchell, in dis
patches from Huntsville, Ala., dated on
Friday, announces that an expedition com
manded by General Negley had driven the
enemy, undet the command of General Adams,
from Winchester, through Ja-per, back to
Chattanooga, aud utterly defeated aud routed
them at that point. Their baggage wagons,
ammunition, and supplies were captured.
Still more important result? wre expected
to follow this movement.
The Fight at and Surrender of Memphis.
The following are the full particulars of the
gunboat fig! it at Memphis and the possession
of the city by our forces :
The flotilla consisting ol five gunboats and
eight rams, left Fort Wright at 2 o'clock on
Thursday morning, and finding no obstructions
at Fort Randolph, passed on, and at 8 o'clock
on Thursday evening the gunboats anchored
two miles above Memphis. The rams re
mained a short distance above.
A reconnoissance was made and the ene
my's fleet, consisting of the following Gen.
Van Dorn, flag ship ; Gen. Price, Gen. Bragg.
Gen. Lovell, Jeff. Thompson, Beauregard,
Sumter and Little Rebel, were discovered ly
ing near Memphis.
During the night the rebel fleet moved
down the river, and at daylight were out of
sight, but in half an hour afterwards were seen
coming up, formed in line of battle.
Our gunboats had in the meantime weighed
anchor, and, followed by several rams, mov
ed slowly toward the rebel fleet when a shot
from the Little Rebel from a rifled gun of long
range fell within a short distance of the gun
boat Cairo, which was in advance.
The Cairo replied with a broadside, and
soon the engagement became general at long
range. The rams in the meantime advanced,
and the rebel ram Beauregard, being some
distance in advance, was singled out. by the
Federal rams Monarch and Queen of the West,
each striving to be first to strike the rebel
craft. The Monarch succeeded in striking her
amidships, almost cutting her in two, and
causing her to fill and sink immediately iu the
channel, directly opposite the city. At this
juncture the Little Rebel made a dash at the
Monarch, which by this time was in the midst
of the rebel fleet, but by a skillful movement
of the latter, she dropped out of the way. and
the blew intented for her strode th rebel boat
Gen. Price, taking away her wheel, making it
necessary lor her to run ashore, when she sent
a shot, which unfortunately for the rebels,
struck the boat Gen. Lovell, rendering her un
manageable. Immediately after, she was run
down by the Queen of the West. A broad
side from the Benton took effect on the sides
ol the Jeff. Thompson, when she ran ashore
in flames and burned, to the water's edge.
Four rebel boats having been disabled, the re
mainder of their fleet retreated down the riv
er, pursued by our boats firing as they ad
vanced, resulting in the capture of the Sumter,
Bragg and Little Rebel, which had been abait
doued by most of their crews. -
Cnp. Montgomery, the flag officer and most
of the officers and men succeeded in making
their escape to tho woods on the Arkansas
shore. The Federal ram Lancaster was struck
by the Beauregard early in the engagement
and was slightly disabled. Col. 'Elliot, com
manding the Federal rams, was struck iu the
breast by a fplintcr and was stunned tempo
rarily, but soon recovered and continued on
deck throughout the action. This was the
only casualty on our side our rams were
manned by sharpshooters, mostly from Minor,
who did good execu'i.m, picking off the ene
my's gunners at every opportunity. Therebel
loss in killed, wounded and prisoners is heavy,
but not yet fully ascertained. Our tugs were
busily engaged picking up the erews of their
After the return of the gunboats from the
pursuit, Corn. Davis sent the following note
to the Mayor ol the city of Memphis:
V. S. Fl.Af! f? TEA Itnit B::XTON', f
Off Memphis, June G, 1302. (.
Sin: I have respectfully to request that
you will surrender the city of Memphis to the
authority of the United Slates, which I Lave
the honor to represent.
I am Mr. Mayor, withiigii respect,
Your obd't servant,
C. H. DAVIS, Flag Officer.
In reply the Mayor said: "Your note is
received. In reply I have only to say, as the
civil authorities have no means of defense, by
force of circumstances the city is in your
Immediately afler a boat's crew landed, ai.d
the National flag hoisted over the Post-ofliec.
The party was followed by an excited
crowd, but they were not interfered with.
The 43d and 46ih Indiana regiments now
occupy the place, Col. Fitch in command.
The city is quiet. No demonstrations what
ever have been made. It is even asserted
that it will not be necessary to declare marl :a'
Five of our gunboats now lie abreast of the
city. We captured five large steamers, which
were moored at the levee. The rebels burr
ed a new gunboat, which was nearly ready to
The cvacuaiiun of Corinth culminated in a
disorderly rout. Gen. Pope has already car
tuted ten thousand rebel roldiers and lilteen
thousand stand of aims. Beauregard is re
ported to have become frantic on hearing of
the sucessful expedition of Col. Elliott who,
it will be remembered, burned railroad bridg
es most essential to the rebel retreat and to
have tol i his men that each one must now
look out for himself. This his army appears
to be doing, whether their commander direct
ed it or not. Gen. Slitchell has also captured
five thousand rebel prisoners. The General
has lately been making vigorous demons! ra
tious against the guerrillas, and having cap
tured several of these gentry, asked Secretary
Stanton's permission to hang them. The
Secretary's response was " bang them up."
The western army is doing its work nobly.
The great needed work yet to be done is to
free East Tennessee. On with the ball 1
Prizes and Prize Money.
Washington, June 6. It appears that about
170 prizes have been taken by our cruisers,
In conscqueuce of the delay of Government
officers iu condemning the rebel vessels aud
cargoes captured, it is impossible to state the
value of the prize", hence no estimate can be
made of the enormous amount of prize money
to be distibuted among the sailors in the
naval service. Some idea, however, may be
formed of the total by single case of the Cir
cassian, which arrived at New York a few
Rebel Loss in the Battle near Richmond 8,000.
New York. June 9 The Richmond Dis
patch of the oth states that the rebel loss in
the late battle was eight thousand, including
live Generals, twenty-three Colonels, ten
Majors, and fifty-seven Captains.
The Dispatch complains that the Federals
can at any time cut. oft the retreat ol the
Coniederates by seizing the railroads at Pe
tersburg, aud intimates that the retreat to
Lyncnbur and the mountains was the only
one left lllCUi.
The Bayonet Charge at Richmond.
Tns New York Times' Correspondent tuya:
The New Jersey troops fought splendidly,
loading and firing without flinchrig from
tlieir position. General Sickles' regiments
did great execution, advancing at every Are
upon. the rebels masked by the wood. How
ever it was plainly to be seen the enemy had
every advantage I and it was resolved to clear
the woods at the point of the bayonet.
General Sickles rode along tho front of his
men, iu the midst of au iron hail which the
rebels poured in, and gave orders for the
Second Regiment, Colonel G.. B.. Hall, to
charge bayonets. No sooner was the order
given than the men fixed bayonst.. Colonel
Hall gallantly led the charge I one of the
most brilliant ever made in any battle. Not
a man shirked or straggled from the ranks.
The rebels presented a strong front to the
gleaming bayonets of our men, not a hundred
As the Second advanced on the double
quick, cheering and shouting, the rebels held
back their fire until our men were hardly one
hundred feet from their line, when they fired
a murderous vollev into the ranks of the Sec
ond. It proved too low, and few were killed
or wounded. -
Immediately after the rebels fired this volley,
they broke ranks and fled through the wood.
A few of their bravest remained to resist our
passage, but they were soon mowed down by
tho steel front of the gallant Second Excelsi
Major Herbert, of the Eighth Alabama
Regiment, was taken pruoner at this time
His hor had been shot under him, and as
he fell le received a shot in his side. He
sprang) his feet, however, almost instantly,
and seeing several of our men in front of him,
mistook them for some of his own regiment.
" " Rally once more, boys!" he cried, but
they corrected his mistake by presenting
their bayonets and demanding him to surren
der, which he did wiih all the grace and finish
that an original SeC"isioiiixt. as he after
wards informed me he was, could do under
the circumstances. The rebels made two or
three attempts to flank us on the left, after
retreating from their centre, but they were
beat back with great loss, our troops pursu
ng them for nearly two mile.
The Losses in the Battle near Richmond.
The following statement of the loss m the
battle of Fair Oaks, has been received at the
In Sumner's, 2d Carre-Killed, 1S3 ; wound
ed, SC'4; missing 14G.
HeintzelmauV 3d Corps Killed, 2o0;
wounded, 98( missing, 150.
Keyes' 4ih Corps Killed,448 : wounded,
1,753 : missing, 921.
Grand total Killed, wounded and missing,
A list w ill be forwarded as soon as data
G. R. McCLELLAN.
This vessel and car-o is valued at a million
and a half of dollars. The sailors who captur
ed her will probably receive SI, 300 each.
It is said there are some fifteen vessels equal
ly as valuable now trying to run the blockade.
It is said that English speculators in arms,
have shipped about 2K.C00 Enfield rifles to
I Nassau, w here they dispose of them to rebel
agents, who reship ihem with the expecta
tion of running the blockade.
This k the way the British have been act
ing as neutrals toward us in order to prevent
the horrors of civil war.
SunDEx Accession or Kindred. An old
man named Paddleburn, worth XoO.000, who,
thought he had not a relative in the world,
advertised iu the papers for anyone claiming
kiudred to come forward, when, in less than
twenty-four hours, he wu3 isited by no less
than six aunts, fourteen uncles, forty-four
nephews, ninety-three nieces, and oue hun
dred and forty-eight cousins. .
An Exchange Proposed. llrs. General
Lee and Urs. General Beauregard are now
within ourl ines. If they will pardon the ap
parent want of gallantry, we propose to ex
change them for their husbands. Can the
chivalric husbands be so ungaliant as to re
fuse to accept our offer? Providence Journal.
The emancipation bill rejected a few davs
aro in th; Y.oi eo! Heprese:; a i es was re
considered by 10 majority. All the Eepu' -licans,
except Granger of Mich., Iforton ol
Ohio, and Diven of N. Y., voted aye. Of the
Unionists, Harrison of Ohio, Thomas of Mass.,
and Sheffield of R. I., voted no.
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