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WINCHESTER TENN., MAY 24. 1863.
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The Effect of Hooker's Defeat in
Tho New "j'ri'c World has a scathing
r-vicw of iMc record of tlio history of
o week'.-1 lighting on the Kappahan-
tioelc. Jt is severe out just, una is at
once grunhic, comprehensive, and ac
curate, n o.I f her inc-tnnborod with use-
os and l'nintelligible details nor
omitting anything of fact or comment
needful to c-nvry to the reader a per-
ect idea of the plan, attempted execu
tion and fai hire of Hooker's movement s.
The World says :
Unless all the indications aro do-
"pptivo tho Administration is again, in
:i panic respecting the safety of the
its unreasoning eiation ami
hopeful ne.-s has heen followed by an
qually uncalled for depression. The
proof of this State ot lectin? is to bo
found in tlui reassuring telegrams from
('facial sources which come'over the
'.fires, and the .statement over Secreta
ry Stanton's own signature that Con
fral Hooker is about to resirnc tho
offensive from auolher basj. Xow jr.
is verv clear that General Hooker is
not going to do any such thing ; unless,
indeed, it is his deliberate intention to
hand over his army to the safe keep-
iii'' of tho
which tho administration is now cn-'ded. This wcuhl leave but littlo over
deaoring to propagate, it would be. four thousand to Layo been killed,
well perhaps to outline some of tho wounded and captured in the tremcn.
leading facts in this short campaign, dous battles of Saturday and Sunday,
from -which tho ' reader can draw Lis when at the very least one hundred and
own moral : fifty thousand men met hi deadly con-
1. It is not true that Leo was but- flict. If Hooker and Lee commanded
prised or deceived by Hooker's move". Chinoso armies this might have icon
after the expiration u4' tho period of
sixty days from tho date of this pn.-c-lama
ion, nor shall any such ph i uf
alienage) be allowed in favor of such
person who hat as aforesaid declared
intention to become a citizen of tho
United .States, and fdiaW have? cwrrisod
at :uiv timn th.i riytit f su lira ire or
Vu. if. Sj:waud, Secretary of .State.
ment across the liappahannock. From possible, but as they were Amorie'Uij any ether political franchi.io w ithir. tie
tho llichraond papers of last (Saturday on both sides it is simply iucredilvle. ! Uniuid States under the kovs of anv
it is clear that tire Confederate military Tho rout of tie eleventh corps, and the j of tho several States,
leaders understood it perfectly, and driving back of oar whole lilies fv.r two ' -Signed ) ' AiiifAh'A.M ..C0I.N.
deliberately allowed our army to cross, days in succession, must have cost us J By tho President:
comment ot their ubiuty to defeat it wo will not say how many men, but
not destroy it. Forney, in tho Phila- certainly raoro 'than lour thoui-and.
delphia Press, states that Hooker was Judrinr by the other battles'-of tho
induced to cross by tho assurances of war, this fight oi:ght to have put twon- j
bis spies and scouts that the only army ty-five thousand men Kors du combat
to oppose him was ono of forty thou- General Hooker may bo right in his j-
sana under Jackson, .Lee being sick estimate, but if he is, the lighting on
and his army scattered. Tho Baltimore both sides was disgraceful.
secessionists bad the sanio report and But the theino is tco painful to dwell
believed it. Ocn. Hooker,. therefore, upon. The whole management of the
at the start, was tho deceived party, campaign shows a painful lack both
and walked straight into tho trap that of capacity and true courage; of men
was prepared for him. tal force and a high sense ot honor.
1 he great cavalry raid, which Our rulers aro alike incauablo and un-
!t:ii:t, k t:.a.pi i k
ASX'Ul'L't- l-UKS-i iUSl'ATCUES.
IN :k W S !
was an entire success, did Gen. Hook
er no good, because it did not precede,
instead ot accompanying his move
ments.' Lco'b reinforcements had all
arrived, before the destruction of tho
railroads and bridges. To Lira this is
Proclamation by the President.
Washington, May 8.
Whereas, The Congress of the Unit
now only a temporary inconvunienco. 0,i states at its last session enacted a
Had Hooker retained his cavalry with v,v entitled "An act enrolling and
his army, it would havo been far better calling out the national forces, and for
for him. He would have' captured othcrpurposcs," which was approved
several thoub.and more prisoners when 0n tho third day of March last; and.
Fredericksburg was taken, and, moro whereas, it is recited uwai l t"Mbt
than all, could have prevented Jack- there now exists in the United States
son's surprise of his flank and rear. an msurrccvon and rebellion against
They might have changed the complex- thc authority thereof, and it is. unci or
ion ot tho tight. ' the Constitution of tho United States.
o. General Hooker's division of his ,lC duty of tho Government to uup.
army was as disastrous in this in-:llr0,8 insurrection and rebellion, to
stance, as have ben all such in former ,.o,.aniA. tr. :irl. SMte. ?i rennldirjin
militow lnJlAi-t- It Unvn fl.-it -..... i ....1 . . I tenet' of Ml 1 a'ld lirllttill as a ! ! !
Gen. Ualleck utterly disapproved of te public tranquility; and. whereas, j "I?1
this d-.spersion of the Union forces, , for til08e hx purposes a military force j 01t1''
and tne result proven tnai in tins case. j3 indisnonsabio, toraiso and support
at least, he was right. If Leo had -liich all persons ought willingly to
lurmsiieu uooinT wun ;i man, it wm pontr onto : and. whereas, no service
not have been more to his liking. Ho can ,& more praiseworthy and honor- j f,r Seymour.
first hurled all his forces upon Hooker I aVjlo than that whieh is rendered for UlCHMOND, May '11.
and beat, him ; this was on Saturday tnaintonanec of the Constitution! Northern dads of thc 2oih nre important.
lacnMONI), May '22.
Gav. Seymour, iu his l.-tter to the 'jilliin
di;.yh:un sy mjiiithi.seri' luectintr at Albuny says;
Thy urre.-'t of YaUntidilinm hns lirought dis -hoiior
uj)0!i the country. It' the proeeedingi
are aj-.rox ed b t!e overniuent and san.teiol.cd
ly the pooplff, it i- net merely a step to revolution--it
h reroiutum. Wo yrnut'e to sea
what kiiid of go eriuiiciit fir which vr re
u.-ked to poor out nr bloid arid treiiaur.'. Tho
action of the Admini-tratioii will determine
i i a.'ii.l'. ' ?' '! ' -Vf of ht peo
; lent' the loyal Stat-.-s wlietber the varis agd
to put down tne rebel lioii in toe .South or de
stroy the IV. o institution.? of the North. We
look for it:; drei.doii vith solemn i-olk-itu-i'.
The first resolution adopted by the ni'etinj
in New York ilen.iiiners tho nnejt and nen-
upon th h'th' !(.. revered rihi.-' .f AiJi. iU'aii
enslup. One fpi-aker, r.-ferrifiyr t.i Sey
moor.-! !e:tf-r, Fevs, a pnopm would stand bv
Seymour with j;o:'..f and bayonets in their
hands ai nil hazarJ.i. Loud cheer.; were given
and Sunday, and then on Monday, he IUU tlC xTni0n. and the consequent
repossessed tho heights of Fredericks-, preservation of free government ; and,
burir, and drove Sedwick across the , whereas, for tho reasons thus recited.
river, with tho loss of one-third of his
foreo.. Thus Lee, with one groat array,
beat two smaller armies in detail.
The New York Times says the laJe uiv-tiri(r
war. a ridiculous demonstration. The Herald
treats it ts the first note- of civil war. The
World says it wtn sueo'ssful both ia numbers
and enthusiasm, and speaks of bloodshed on
Northern soil. .,
A Wnsliintf.n dispatch in tho Evening Post
says there will ho no movement n the Toto-
mae for siJmo time. Hooker has been serit to
it was enacted by tho said statute that
all able-bodied male citizens of the
United States, and persons of forcirrn
4. The battles of Saturday and bun- ,?rth who shall have declared cn oath
day were indisputable rebel victories, tj,Cjr intention to become citizens un
as'tho enemy's attack upon Sedgwick tier an(j n pursuance of the laws there-
un .Munu.iy jnu-u. j i.w iinvu " ; oi, oetwoon inc ages oi -u r,o -i.j yrvir, j ,.oll()W hig own rlilIK,t
defeated almost before Hookers eyes, with ccrt?lin CXCoptions not necessary j ynnkc dispatches sav that Yicksburg will
and tho latter could not even make a to be horoin mentioned, and declared! , b,thMr.
diversion to save him Lee and Jack- to constitute tho nat ional forces, shall ; H di Ml SttT8 that 6U invaslun
son drove our army steadily i om pom l? hM, t0 !mhtary iaty in uf KMky is ontd;
to point uiilu ii unwi. too corvico ot ino fuueo niaie.s vcien
upon the south bank of the river. called out by thc President for thit,
Our artill'M-y which, according to tho plu-pose; and whereas it is claimed in
Gold -19J to-l'Jj.
Uur artili'M-y wnicn. accorumg w nu purpose t ana whereas it is claimed in , . . . . . . .,
rebel accounts was nplcndidly' served Ualf of persons of foreign birth, i. M'PP'. "ua"0's
-no doubt saved what remained of Uhin the ages specified iu said act '-' (-rand dolt. Io ha. from ..u.uOO t
the arm v. . : who have heretofore declared on oath 100-0"0 wl,h a u'av-v iotw of caTra,ry-
o. The retreat across the l iver, DC- t W int.nnt.inns to become citizens un-! lU U rweivinic o reinforcements from .Low.
I ! t - i: ...l. I ,AV I lnir.ii i .p it . i -i ..;.iT..i l.nf ...initinjlv ft'.-im th western 1 ank of
P (V leret- lo'iiler (ion twiuuiiu ui-i- n umjiaim bw - i uer auu iu )uim;iiicu . ui tut- miyi"
i 'it , Vntotn-if is Commenced on Sunday night, and was the United States, and who have not j tho river. His transportation ballon the
Ot tllO .lOlOtn.U Ism . ,S .,. A-.- . , . ... - ... , u:..., .lV:tlv ann Huiluml. tie eveuAted
. i-i. ..it ...1 .....:.t. in i-uiim-i ueuuu iu- oiii.i . v u... . . exerciseu me 1 1 it r 1 1 i b inn in .iiiv .-- a
imposed ot men i.m. . ii . . m, . . - , ,h Administration's statement is that oUlor political franchise under the laws
imd it isnoMn human na n ' " it ,vn3 commcnced on Tuc8day night, ot the United States or any of the
4iS!ippo,nttnent ot i s 1' States thereof, arc not absolutely ox-
am sufbnng w.tl.nut loss o c . lnlu o , m r. dcclar.uion of
had been their connnanuei in a imiiii v . .. ,nmn ,u;,nfl ,,-,, t.hnt on e....i: -i .t,.,...,,. ,i,..rA p,,mTnitt..rf n - f
hitmen n.iu 1 i.,.,,,. i,.f L ....i i " . .... . t. . i ...
union ci'i i coiwuucu m .in itjuu iu mc contrary ueu jitisun uuuui uc.i- iswr(4 ot ex''esse-i, Domini; emu-roes una pri
the stores and baggage were moved to t1C9 or the law of nations retain a right i Vilt0 ridenees, tearing jewelry from ladies'
the north bank on Monday, leaving to renounce that purpose and to forego ifi, fi.d tuwards Vielbu on tho 10th,
nothing but tho artillery and infantry the privilege of cituonship and resi- j r,,., l? jt,hn.-t..n, who was constantly rc
to cross on Tuesday. The fierce stoim ttenco within the United States, under; t.(.ivin,rrt!iforcemonti,
of that day probably saved tho bulk of jt.ho obligation imposed by tho afore-, Vil...,,urK t.M, wniT w.taken by hunRer.
our army which was passed over at aid act of Congress; now, therefore, jhavinrf flvp month(l. .u',jllipil ot-every kind,
night. ' to avoid all misapprehensions conce rn -; ni,nor of ,h(, r ture (f A .
G. Gen. Hooker's statemont of his , ing the liability of persons concerned j jwt 1)(.11(iyed
losses reads as if it was made Dy oen-; to penoriu tne aervice requu ou uy such
Wadsworth. Ho says bis total Iosb in
killed, wounded and missing will not
' . i 1
of hrilliont. victories am
profound faith in him, a defeat like
tlfct which ho has just suffered might
have left the troops ready for another
forward movement nay, they might
even be eager to retrieve their lost
laurels ; but as it is, they would bo
moro than men if they were fit for a
onemy,which they know are numerous,
'daring, and skillfully handled. Stan
ton's news is evidently intended for
Ieo ; but as that General is not exactly
fool, it will not step his forward
movement, but will rather hasten it
that is if it is any part of bis intention
M seriously move agambt i "'"6.w"
Ve entertain no fears for the capital.
True, anything in tho way of a disas
ter ia possible with our present rulers:
even their inefficiency is not equal
to tho loss of Washington.
In 'view cl the pleasing awisioas
i.n Tnr... thin ten thousand men. If
this be true, there are several circum
stances that need explaining badly.
Genoral Sedgwick alono, all tho ac
counts agree, lost one-third his force,
or about, six thousand men. But call
it five thousand. The capture of Fred
ericksburg, and the storming of tho
heights in its rear on Sunday, lost ne
eight hundred rata :a killed and woun-
.mnt. finI in o-n it. full effoet. I . Ul.Kl.f.MU?i, JUJ .
do hereby order and proclaim that no Steamship (len. B,.nurpKard, from acian
kA -annttnl oV r.n thi arrived thia morninff. A
T 1 i M 111 I IC1 Ul'Q Will LII1 1 CJtC. 1 1" '
o- --- - , ,. ..
lowed to exempt from tho obligations
imposed by the aforesaid act ct con
gress any person of foreign birth, wlro
shall havo declared on oath his inten
tion to become a citizen of tho United
States under the laws thereof, and who
shall be found within thc United States
at any time during the continaanc of
the preBent insurrection and rebellion,
hirgo and valuulde cargo.
The news 13 umra-
llosocrnna is raising tho most for
midable defenses on the Cumberland
river preparatory, says a Cincinnati
paper, for thc grand and final utruggles
of the rebellion, of whicUth theatre is
tobe in Tennessee