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Numbe :37 SH~EVEP~t'I, TUSDAY MARH 18 186. ' Yv i
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. -
If)IOfD; 4- A 7'C'TN,
.Ltt;oý2ýrn a" ý at I'sary,
Fr' re oz'r C.h/ildrs . J- Bcard's Store.
Cor. T1'ixa.. and Spring ust.,
n I-.Iv-d SIYIEvEro tT. LA.
J. ('. 'ONCJRE,
\t tcornI.y at Isaw,
Ofier with L. 3I. Nutt, corner of
.Il/alnm and Alrket streets. 'trd-ly
EMMET D. CRAIG,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
(O9ice, opposite Post O//ice,
Will pLractice in the ('aorta of
('"aidr. IDernto, and Lossi'r. Id I.
L. . UTT.
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t fire, corner ilMilam 4- Market Sercets.
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TELEG ItA PIIIC.
Ieiiieiind, March 10.-The Nor
folk Dayv Btook of this morning saysv
the Virginia suink the uubtiherland
after fifteeni ulinutes fighting. The
Virginia -ran within point blank ranuge
an:d fired Jwhr how guns, sev.er:al of
which took effect, and theni struck
her with the rain, causing her to reel.
careen, and sink. Her ofiicers and
crew escaped in the smanll boats. :and
IlmanyL wV r c apitured h-- the C4nllf.ed
eratvý, ithile :t number w,'r, drowned.
'Ihree. woumeled mtitin were tuk wi ith
thi ( ¾iiithrlandl.
'I'Th(. ('Ot cure -;l 'as next attackedi,
and resisted .rallantly, but was forced
to run :I-hore and heist the white fia.
her crew were takent off by the ('oi
federate giulboats. 'T'he Yannke s
tir1ed ci us with Milnnie muskets
while lending a:sistauce to the C((n
( he shot disitantled two gun-.
killed sixteen Wien. and tore the Coil
grems to pieces.
Whih' the Vi rgilina engaged the
batte ries at Newp'rt News, the Miin
nlc-tof car:ne. up. 1C" 'ungaged our
S.'e-ll'% Point h.itteries 11nd1 got
iIgrolunidi. She was thei attacked bv
1110 ( 'nfet'cdterate gutttr nats Ja:ne.stowi
and Patrick Hezryv with great fiexce
11n:` . dibug her mucihi dtablnage. T'[lie
F'ederail fi~i'ate St. Lawrence camne to
the sistIance of the M inniesota, and
ihne idls got tgrount' 1.
T'he Ericsson ainruared the Vir
ginia at a distance of thirty or forty
vards when the Virg'inia ran aground.
The 'rlicssoil took n dvantace of this,
anld poured shot after shot into her
but w ith no effiet. After getting off
the Virtriiia ran int. the Ericsson
with her prow and she fled.
Many of the enemy's gunboats are
sunk and disabled. 'The Minnesota
is completely riddled, and the St.
'The enemy's loss in both days is
estimated at from 600 to 1200. Out
of five hundred men on the Onmber
land only about one hundred escaped.
All the batteries on Newsport
News were silenced except two.
The Congress was -set on fire by
our vessels on Saturday night about
midnight, causing her magazine to
explode. The Federal tugs and
steamers went to the assistance of the
Minnesota and St. Lawrence, but
could not haul them off the bar. 'The
enemy's loss in killed and wounded
is very great. Our total loss is nine
killed and twelve wounded. Twenty
three prisoners were brought to Nor
folk on Saturday night.
The Virginia had two men killed
and five wounded.
A small Yankee schooner was
captured and sent to Norfolk. Two
others have since been captured.
Richmond, March 10.-Congress
discussed the operations of Gen. A.
S. Johnston in Tennessee. A long
and warm debate took place. Atkius
said nearly every member of the
'T'ennessee legislature had signed a
petition for the removal of General
Johnston from the department of
Tennessee. The petition has been
presented to the P'resident.
Norfolk, March 9.-The Ericsson
ram battery appeared in Hampton
Roads this morning, when a tierce
engagement took place with the Vir
ginia, which continued for hours.
The latter ran into the Ericsson and
danmaged her coilsiderabl. Tl'he
Virginia fired a shot through a large
tur boat, which was attenmpting to
get off tlhe Minunesota is crippled and
can't float, and will be a total loss.
A large portion ot the stern worki
were shot away and riddled lby balls.
Memiplhisi, March 11.-The reports
by tee!graph from Fort Smith, of the
9th. state that our troops, iunder Van
)orn and lPrice, engaged the Feder
alds and fought them tor tlhree days,
on the tith, tJth and 7th, at Pea Ridge,
13Irton coumt y, Arkansas, near tl he
S)IIr loss is heavy. (en.s. MeCutl
loch andl McIntosh were killed. (In
the 7th (en. ;lack was mn artally
woundedl, Gen. I'rice woundedti in the
arm. Col. M elae' killed ai.i Colonel'
Simns wonuded ill the artli.
Jur forces are in the rear of the
Federal tfrce s and drir ing therni
Southward, and are sanguini e of sues
cess. We are looking for turtle r
new- every hour. 'IThe bodies of
Mct'nlloch and Mcintosh have been
brought in tfor internnenit.
Rticirinond, March 11.- Thle Presi
clent has sent a message to C'ongress
stating that he has suspended U ens.
Floyd and Pillow tfrou conunanud
until they give more satisfactory ac
counts of tlhe action at Fort )onel
Suion. i'ihe President is unsatistied,
with their reports.
'lThe official reports otf the action in
Hampton Roads has been received.
Our combined squadron had only 21
guns. The Federal frigate Chlmber
land had 24 guns. the Congress 50,
the St. lAwrence 60. the Minnesota
and Itoanoke, each 40, besides the
Newport News batteries andi small
steamers armed with `ea'vj rifled
The engagement lasted thriiee hours.
The flag of the Congress and the
sword of her commander are in the
The casualities of the Confederates
were-Capt. Buchanan wounded with
a Minnie ball in the thigh, seriously;
Lt. Minor wounded in the left side,
not danergous; two men killed, and
Copgress has passed a vote of
thanks to Capt. Buchanan, officers,
and men, of the Virginia, and other
Confederate vessels, for their unsur
passed gallantry in the late action at
The House passed resolutions ad
vising planters not to sow cotton or
tobacco this year, but to raise pro
visions, hogs and cattle.
The Senate passed a bill to organ
ize the Supreme Court of the Con
New Madrid, March 9.-The at
this point is reported to-day to be
thirty thousand strong.
Gen McCown's command continues
to hold them in check.
Skirmishing between the pickets
is going all the time, but only a few
have been injured on our side, The
loss of the enemy is reported consid- i
erable each day. Our troops are
buoyant and hopeful. A great battle
is certain to ensue at this point.
Gen. McCown has his batteries in 1
fine condition. Every able-bodied ll
man should at once take the field. i
Norfolk, March 11.-T''he M iinese- aI
ta reached F orties Moxiroe on Sat
urday, in a very crippled condlition. t
All the guns in the fortifications at Ia
Newport News. excepting one, were
silenced by thie Virginia and othuer
Confederate ship.s tr an hour, a:nd t he t
garrison evacuatd. t
Liet.'l aylor, swho was wLutndcti byi
the enemy under a white flair, died
(Capt. Buchanan and Li.iut. Minor
were also trach"erousiv sIort Iby the
ceiieiiv under a whlite flag. 'I'Tihv re I
'IThey *nei killed two of theirl
own i nto in firing on us, after they
raised the widte rignml.
T[he Eri r-son batter'. atter beiinit
steriek by the Virginia. retreat d to
F'ortress ~vn -
in tihet ., 'estedla. tthere Vs e're
eighlt 4'onf--enuctes killed and tenf
it it suppos dl the C umberh'lanii lostf
in killed aI n wLutnded 200 unic.
Ot board the tCIourIess, there were
one hutndred killed. It was tile Fed- I
eral gunboats that were burnt. anll
not the Minnesota, as Sutipeposeid. 1
TIhe loss it the 1Federals is as tsl
lows, viz: Two first class tfrigat s.
tifly altrned, furnished and ejuipped:t
four gunboats, and one mnerichltti
schooner capture(d and brought i nto
harbor, and the best frigatt' they have
placed hors du combat for at least
l)ecattur, March 10.-Fears were I I
yestertday entertained tnat Captain <
Morgan, with his cavalry command, c
had been cut-off by the enemy. He I
returned, however, this morning to his .'
camp at Murtreesboro, having been t
absent hince the night of the 8th a
insct., on scouting serv~ice. I
SYestetday, .'Mdhy : ,e iga ed
the enemy on the- Ahsboe. like
road, six miles ioml Naasdale, 4d
after a brillfiknt skizi l Baued4el
in capturing, 98 pr;i`LRe a
whom was + en. Mitcherl4 ais. $e
also destroyed a large provieon train. -4
The enemy being nonft errein
forced, recaptured shity-of their men,
who were under a guard of only ten
Capt. Morganwseceeded ibringi.g
in thirty-eight prisnirers -fter'a hadi
chase in which he eluded the enermy,
who at one time had nearly esqrzczd-.
ed him. Four of Morgansa men als
A detachment of fore off olon3d
Scott's Louisiana Cavalry, under the
command of Capt. Gustavus Scott,
made an attack upon the enezky yes
terday on the Franklin pike, sik zniies
The Federals, 120 strong, were
routed, 2" of them killed, andr40 of
Oar loss was two killed .4roprai
Jaffries, of company -C, and prvat
E. Kogle, of company K.
Clarksviille, March 12:-A geintr
man just arrived, who left Van paer &
yesteadas morning, reports tihat&Gr.0
Van Dorn and Price, with theirS
mien, are sufeat Boston Mountain.
The baggage train arrived at t>:
Mountain safely on Monday evenirn.
Gen. Gordon. of Mo., brought c:>
the rear with 6000 troops and cr.,
battery ofartdlery. He had hard fi4ik
ing with the enemy a 'hort distaL
north of Fayettoville.
Our forces, numbering abodt twen
ty thousand, attacked the enemyi in -.
much larger force at Elkhorn in this
'Tlie hattle the first day last-d
fr1mn two o'clock, .A. ti., until dark,
the loss on both sides being heavy.
Gtns. McColloch, McIntosh andt
f-lehert were killed: also a great tnaun>
other officers of lower grade.
(.en.-Slack was badly' if not in..r:: l
lv w-oudled. Our armyslept 1 on I.i
I)attlt fiteld ith. first night. lhatvitl
driven the enl*nmv from his piositiuton
The enemy- then rook Rt second ::mli
strongrcr po ition, and we being swith
out our sulplbly train, had to fall h:aik
to get provisions. Our exacte 1t.
Cannot be utsetrtainedv at. pgresen
Gen.l McIntosh f.-ll at the h}-ai -t
his coxmnanid early in the action: :d
(;en. Hebrt. (u.PI'rice wa' 'ci
ed in the arnt lit first i :i , o"' !
I'lrisollers takeia report tIe i i -
i.% ,r ii(o0. Our lv - in roun -t.:
hers is (stilfiated at 2000 killt. ...
C. ur traini is now at Site k,. ".
Iostoton Mnunu:in, out of 'i"c:h t .
eneilyl, :and will bt. up sonii.
(i)ar arml y f ntghit the n. m'iei i\ :.
sidns.ml-ejhie.tely passingtrouni r(
The B/ockade'.--he Sat a'
Ncews of the 7th!, h t ealIi-pareh - -
Cattaxt- lit. foexi Lavrna, hitl rx .
hblnckade, omt the Grh. and x.s
charging her targo (t valuanle rr s>
chandise at thi. Charleston whi. i-Z
Mr, Yancey had arrivt"" at Hlla.vr.
The steamers Vanderbilt und Plc.in
from New Orleans, and several I-m:.e
vessels, from Mobile and Ndw w r
learte. arrived pate at iavaaa.