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Published Daily, Sundays Excepttd,
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Ueo. M. Weston, Kdltor.
gr The publication office of the National
Republican la at the northeart oomer of D and
Seventh street, seoond floor, over W. D. Bhep
herd's ature. Entrance on Beventh atreet.
Tuesday October 22, 1861.
MfW Hearting Matter on every page.TO
IUTOHY. On our first page will bo found the flrt mes
irngo of the first Governor of Colorado Tcrrl
tory, and for these reasons It will be read with
Increased Interest. Governor Gilpin is n man
of great ingnclty, and In the beginning of our
present difficulty demonstrated bis loyalty and
patriotism. Immediately after President Lin
coin's first war proclamation, the Governor of
fered his military services In any capacity, but
as he was In a position to do more good a
Governor of the new Territory, bla patriotic
offer was not accepted.
Governor Gilpin's views upon the great Im
portance of securing the Rocky Mountain
against rebel foree and Invasion are new and
important, and we have been permitted to pre
ent them, In the following extracts from r
private letter, received a few diys ago by an
officer of the Government. He has also, as
will be seen, settled the question of tho prac
ticablllly of a Pacific railroad.
" In the beginning of this contest, I nntlcl
pated a conflict of nlno years duration, to be
finally ended around the city of Mexico.
Since tho Manasa affair, tbe fires of civil
war have burst out here. Here Is n conflict
lor the possession of tho great mountains j the
passes of the continent, and the connections
with tbe Pacific ocean.
This has suddenly become a strategetlcnt
point of superlative Importance. Remember
what little Importance atlachrd to Gibraltar
beforo tbe expansion of recent modern times
upon the Atlantic. So now, the Immense grow th
cl our atTiIrs on tho coist of the Pacific ocati
and beyond together with tho growing dangers
of the sea connections, make this key of the
l"i of tho Cordillera, and the possesion ol
the great mountains, tho most valuable strati
getical point upon our continent, and prospec
ively the mot valuable to the whole com
merclal world.
An exploring party sent by nw In July, to
mature a minute examination of tho topography
between Denver and Salt Lake cities, has re
timed, and solved forever the problem of a
Vontintntal Road The route passes all the
mountain chains under the fortieth degree, and
continuously, without obstacle.
gold wirnorr lisjit.
The condition of this Territory is epciaHy
interesting. The abundance of gold is the
same a; salt in the sea, but economical method'
of extracting it are not known or practiced.
Science and discipline, labor and capital are
wanted. Ten thousnnd soldiers, robust, healthy,
nnd in tho palmy prime of physical perfection,
are here ; but neither arms, ammunition, pro
il'ions. clothin;, or horses, to put a single reg
iment in tbe field Money is wanted.
Again, It is In the programme of the outh
era policy to Invest these mountains and Mex
ico. 1 he North Is not awake to this.
The war waging on the Potomac docs not
menace the permanent, prospective overthrow
of tho Continental Union. The poseselon of
th mountains doe. Who has ever displaced
the poofHe of the Alp", tho Tyrol, Hungary, ir
tbe Caucasus! L-t such a people hold this
mountain system, its pase and Its pares, and
the hope of n Continental Union, the oracular
inspiration and mission of our race, is quenched
forever. It Is policy to anticipate and con
quer results."
The annexed tabular statement istak n from
n recent pamphlet, " Cheap Cjtton, by a Cotton
ilinufaclurer." It shows In re'pect to the
eight extreme Southern State", that If alljheir
slaves were set free to-day, they would Lave
but a little mnro than half as many frie ne
groes, in proportion to their area, as arc now
found In DMawaro and Marylanl, where they
are esti emed to be a very useful clas of labor
ers. In Virginia, the total negro population, slave
and freo, Is about eight to the square mllo. In
Kentucky It Is much les.
1 mile Frccntrrra, In CI ke in!l-
Deliwnre, 2.120 1!,723 !)30
.Maryland, 11.124 83,718 7.52
13 214 103,441 Avg. 7 81
11 inlli feltm In ltGO Ag la iq mil
S Carolina, 23,385 402 241 13 70
Georgia, 58 000 4(!2,230 7 !I7
riorida, 5S,2C8 C1.753 1 01
Alabama, 50 722 435,132 8 57
Mississippi, 47. 150 43G69G !) 2(i
.Louisiana, 41,255 332,520 8 00
Tmxis, 237,501 180,388 ,77
Ail,aia, 52,198 111,101 5.13
.-.75 188 2,422,304 Avg. 4 21
Rru iSE or More Rlhei, Piiuostits. A few
iLiysago thirty seven rebel prisoners confined
In thi city were released, and on Thursday
last, twenty more, sUcted frcm among Hie
North (Jarolliduns, confined upon CedlooV
Island, in the Bay of New York, were sent to
Portress Monroe, nhoie they arrived on Sat
urday, and whrre tl.ey me t.i be lekused upon
taking the oath not to bear aims ugalpst Un
united States Government. This Is done In
response to tbe ncent release of fif'y seven ol
our wounded folJkre at ItlcliLT r,d As nun y
all the persons released by the rebel air hurl-
tic ore disabled by wounds and disease, more
than half of tlem having bad a limb iiuipu
tuted, Col Iiuike make a selection iuthotumr
munner Iron) among tbe common soldiers, and
those were taken who appeared to be mo-t dis
abled and we-akeced by d eene. Their name
are not given. This action of the Governmi nt
was nn rgreeable iiirprl'c to the prlsorers,imd
the fortuuuto ones haile-d their deliverance w.th
unfeigned delight.
In the clearing np of tho rubbish of the
room occupied last winter by the famous com
mlttee of thlrly-lhree, the following letter.
written by a Southern member of It, waiffound,
and Is now In our possession. Tho writer evi
dently contemplated the disruption of the
union with concern and anxiety, but he treats
It as a fired and irrevocable fact. This was In
the early part of January, and while the pre
tence was still actively kept up, that thero was
a possibility of preventing a conclusion really
foregone, by " healing " measures of compro
mlse. AH that was a matter of diplomacy
merely, the object not beiog to restore tho
national Union, but so to manage the pending
legislative Issues as to produce a perfect union
of the South. The national Union was regarded
as gone, by tho fixed policy of the Gulf States,
and so it was then, as It Is now, unless sustained
by military force. The end and aim of tho
manceuverlng last winter, In committees, In the
" Peace Conference," at Wlllards' Hall, and on
the floors of the two Houses of Congress, was
not to bring back vitality to the dead body of
the national Union, but to mass tho South in
favor of disunion, by such a presentation of
the pending questions a? would bring Into tbe
measure the border States, which were still
reluctant to venture upon so hazardous a step
The subjoined letter, however, speaks suffl
clently for Itself:
" Wisai.QTON, January 7, 1881.
" Deaii Sin : I duly received your favor, and
will attend with pleasure to vour renuest so
soon as I can get an hour's leisure. My labors
on the committee consume nearly all my time,
but I presume they will finish their work in a
nay or two. 1 nus tar, their deliberations hate
resulted In nothing of particular Importance,
and I fear they will not accomplish anything
calculated to quiet the disturbed state of the
puDito mint, me trutn is, tne union is already
dissolved, and It will require the same miracu
lous interposition to restore its vitality as was
presented at the grave of Lazarus. Mortal man
cannot do It, and I look upon it that the whole
matter is now resolved Into a simple question
of security or preservation for the South, Yes,
the Union is dissolved! The reins of Govern
ment have fallen from tlfc nerveless grasp of
me miseraoic oiei creaturo who now presides at
the White House, and the next scene in the
drama (and the most awful one too) will be the
disruption of the bonds of society, when bad
and desperate men will control the hour, and
all will be discord, rapine, crime, and chaos.
This Is the wrath to come. Dismal Night, with
her chests. Is now hoverinn- around In shades
The epidemic Is progreFsing, and Is now rapidly
extcuding from South to North. It will go on
increasing in a geometrical progression, and In
accordance with the law of gravitation, it will
become more rapid as It descends.
" To my mind, this is no time for crimination,
or for the luqolry, If thero waa just cause for
the country to be pieclpltatcd Into Its present
troubles? the sole inquiry is, the union of the
South for the safety of the South. There must
be no divisions at home. He who doubts im.
perils the very security of bis hearth and dear
est domestic relations. night or wrong,'
every patriot mut now rally In defence of his
own home and people. I think, If all the slave
States, in the dread alternative now forced upon
u", would simultaneously unite In separation,
u wouiu tenu more to prevent a civil war be
tween the two sections, and produce, ultimately,
a reconstruction oi me union."
Indictments for Titrxso.v. The grand jury,
for Charleston, Kanawha county, Virginia!, have
found more than ons hundred IndictmenlB for
treason, almost exclusively among the leaders
of various sections. Judge Jackson recom
mended the Jury to pursue the plan of indict
ing chiefly the active leaders, and letting go
the deluded masses of the people who had,
early In the present troubles, taken positions
against the United States Government and In
favor of tbe seceteion movement, of which
thy had since repented.
SThe Fairfax, captured by tho rebels on
Saturday contains, in udditlon to some Gov
ernment property, the private effects of Mrs.
Elizabeth Evans.of Wlllhmsburg.(N.Y.,)of tho
saleable value of quite $2. COO, and more val
uable than that to the loser. These effects
con'Is'ed of furniture, a large library, Ac.
There were also 432 bales of hay on boaid,
belonging to Peter Derry, of Georgetown.
aj-Commander C. II. Poor, having asked
an Inquiry into his conduct while In command
or the Brooklyn, In respect to the escape of tbe
rebel s'eamer Sumter from the Mississippi river
In June last, a court of inquiry upon the care
has been ordered to convene in this city to
morrow. Tho court consist of Commodores
Sbubrlck, Stribllng, aDd Sands. Judge Advo
cnte, George M. Weston.
& The Commissioner of Patents bos re
jectcd McCormlck's application for the exten
sion of hiB reaper patent.
ArroiNTED. Charles Honklns. of New York.
has been appointed to a first-class ($1,200 per
annum) clerkship in the Pension bureau.
$3F The steamer Sin Jacinto ia expected
home from the coast of Africa In all this month.
The Bermuda,
We have learned the following important
facts respecting the English steamer Bermuda,
which recently ran tho blockade IntoSavan
nah. Tho captain Is named Tesiere, and live
In Savannah. An English rea captain was on
board also, who took command when other
vessels were lu tight. Her orders wero to
make Tort Hatteras and hoist a private signal
which would be answered, and, 11 not answ ered,
to go to Savannah. She made Hatteras and
hol-ted her signal, which was not answered,
causing great alarm. Just then an EaglUh
war vesfel hovo In sight, and she represented
to them that the was in distress, being out of
water, and then they learned that Fort Hat
teras wax In tho bands of tho Federal foiccs.
Sbe then mado for Savannah. She madeTybeo
Light at two A. M , ran by the fort, and, seeiog
no vessels, put about and ran In. Sbe waa
met off the Light, by a flotilla, which escorted
her up to tbe city amid the ringing of bells
and firing of guns.
Her cirgo was eighteen large ilfle guns, two
WMtwortu 124 pounders, one ol which waslm
ruedUtely sent to New OileaLB, 7,500 Enfield
rfles, 18,000 Belgian rifles, with flxrd ammu
nition to all of them, 90,000 first quality shoes,
90 000 oerco its, betides quinine, morphine,
thread needles, tic. A return cargo of cotton
was prepired for her, which Bho commenced to
take abnurd but the populaco stopped It say
ing she should tnke no cotton to England. She
was loaded and ready lor ten on the 4th of
IhU month, with acxin-oo' rlco, n val stores,
ard a few balis ol cotion
Two other etsels, with similar cargoes, wero
dally expected Irom Eugland. N. Y. 7'rfbimf,
Oct. 21.
The city waa thrown Into an unusual slate
of excitement yesterday, by-tho report that a
battle was in progress In the vicinity ol Lees
burg, but nothing authentic waa known until
the publication of the following telegram from
Gen. Stone'a command to the headquarters
" Edwards' Firrt, October 21, 1801. This
morning, at one o'clock, five companloa of tho
fifteenth Massachusetts crossed tho river, at
Harrison's Island, at daybreak. They had pro.
ceoded to within a mile and a half of Leesburg
without meeting tho enemy. They still hold
on, supported Dy me remainder pi ino regi
ment and p irt of the Twentieth.
" A gallant reconnolssanco waa mado, early
this mornlne. by Major Mix. Vak Allen oav.
airy, Captain Stewart, A. A. O., frr m Edward's
i orry, towaraa keesnurg, witn inirty oavairy.
They came on the Fourteenth Mississippi regi
ment, received their fire at thirty-five yards,
and returned It with their pistols, and fell back
In order, brlnclna In one tirlsoner.
' We have potsosslon of tho Virginia sldo of
fcawara's terry."
Another dispatch received hero yesterday
afternoon, stated that the rebel Gen. Evans
bad four ptecca of field artillery and three
pieces masked. It ia supposed that his force
consisted of four thousand men. A prisoner
who waa taken says that reinforcements were
A still later dispatch received at official
quarters, says that General Stone waa of the
opinion that he could take Leesburg and bold
It against the enemy.
Also, that he had telegraphed to General
Banks for reinforcements, and they bad arrived
to bis assistance.
It la also said that Gen. Banks has advanced
as far as the river.
Late, last night, we received tbe painful In
telligence that Gen. Baker, whilo in tho act of
making a gallant charge at the head of bis
brigade, was killed. It appears that about
eight in the morning, ho crossed the river to
reinforce Gen. Stone, when be was attacked by
a large rebel forco under Gen. Evans. He Im
mediately prepared for action, and placing
himself at tbe head of his column, made a dash
ing and brilliant charge, when he fell to rise
no more.
We trust In Heaven that there will be no
more sacrifices like this, bat that If anything in
earntst Is to be dono, that It will be done
quickly. We have had reverfca enough, and
the whole country Is beginning to demand
ecseUiing more.
Yesterday morning, n detachment from Col.
Keyes's brigade went on a reconnolssauco and
captured a large quantity of hay and oats.
We ascertained yesterday, by a person re
siding near Fairfax, that when the rebels fell
back from the front of our army, In tho direc
tion of Fairfax, the roads were so muddy, that
they were compelled to leave six of their can
non, but subsequently returned with a large
force and carried tbem off.
Saturday, General McCall advanced as far
as Drainesville, at( went out to the right with
his reconnoIterlDg parfy as far aa tho river,
which is three miles distant from the village.
Also, a reconnoleanco on the left as far as the
Loudoun and Hampshire railroad In tho
latter reconnolsance, a party of tbe rebels
were met, and a sharp firing ensued, when five
of the rebels were killed. One of the number
belonged to the Louisiana Tiger Zouaves.
None of our men were Injured.
Yesterday afternoon, eight regiments, the
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth New Jersey,
the Thlrty-eixth Pennsylvania, tae Fourth
Rhode Island, the Philadelphia Zouaves, and
the District regiment, were reviewed in the
open field, beyond Columbian College, by
General Casey and Btaff. A largo number of
ladles and gentlemen were In attendance, who
seemed greatly pleased with the fine appear
ance and regular movements of the troops.
Tho review lasted several hours, all the regi
ments acquitting themelves remarkably well.
Competent judges pronounced the double-quick
Btep of our District regiment to bo unexcelled
by any other a well merited compliment lo
I the officers by whom they have been drilled.
Situated ou Prospect Hill, scar Bladensburg,
is to be christened this afternoon, at 4 o'clock,
at which it la understood that the President
and Cabinet will be present.
FLta raising-.
A flag-raising will take place to-day, at 4
o'clock, on the corner of Twenty -Second and E
streets, near the Observatory.
Letters from the army announce tbat, In
Bomo of the regiments, the Christian young
men are organizing religious associations, by
way of resisting and counteracting tbo vices of
the camp. In one regiment, 1C0 men had tbui
The msjor of a Massachusetts regiment had
given leave to a few praying men to clear out
a room, filled with lumber and lubbleh, and to
occupy it for a placo of prayer. At their
second meeting, to young meu urose, In deep
distress of mind, asking for prayer In their be
half. From that time, a revival spirit com
menced, which went abroad among tho men,
and many were awakened, and some converted.
Tbe chaplain, whoknew nothing about revivals,
did not know bow to help nor how to hinder,
uod eo ho let the meetings alone.
Torty vessels, going down tbe river, passed
tbe rebel batterlod on Sunday. They were
fir-id upon several times, but without effect.
Several vessels, coming up, passed the bat
teries on Saturday, Of these vessels, only one
the Eliza Jane, was bit, but did not sustain
much damage.
The steamer Reliance went down the Poto
mao to join the flotilla Sunday night, and tbe
Robert Letlie started thltLer at noon yester
day. It U evident enough that there Is no effective
blockade of the riter.
Tbe Governor of New Hampshire baa ap
pointed Thursday, November 28th, to bo ob
served us a day of thanksgiving In that Statu.
PftOM PENdAi 6lA.
We have some further particulars In relation to
the fight between the rebels and Billy Wilton's
Zouaves, upon Santa Rosa Island, which comes
by way of tho Augusta, Ga , Oonstitutionalist,
who was furnished with the- facts below by a
Penaacola correspondent. It appears by this
account, that tho rebel force amounted to
1,200 men, commanded by Gen. Anderson. The
writer thus tells his story :
About two o'clock this morning, (October 9,)
we landed on the Island, and marched about
five miles through the enemy's lines and into
his camp, which we completely destroyed,
burning up his tents, Ac, and killing bis sen
tinels aa we proceeded.
The Zouaves wero taken almost completely
by surprise, but as soon as they recovered,
fought desperately; at times, however, they
acted rather cowardly, but, upon tho whole,
gave us some pretty warm work. We finally
succeeded In driving them into Fort Pickens,
killing qulto a number of them, taking some
thirty or forty prisoners, and a lot of camp
equipage and other trophies.
Sume of our men have brought away money,
hats, caps, guns, swords, pintols, and pieceB of
Billy's standard.
Our loss has been very severe. Among the
killed are Lieut. L. A. Nalms, of the McDuffle
Rifles, of Warrcnton, aud aid to Col. Jackson;
Joseph II. Adams and Frederick Cooke, of the
Clinch RiHea; and J. Stanton, or the Irish Vol
unteers. Among the wounded are tho following: N.
Rice, of the Clinch Rifles, shot in the arm; Wm.
II. Smith, of the same company, shot in the
shoulder; J. II. Harris, of the same company,
shot In the right ear.
Too much cannot be said in praise of the
officers and men; and the onjy regret Is, that
some of our men were taken prisoners by the
enemy v Such is the fate or w ar, however, and
wo must Pined, while often successful, to have
tho cup of victory dashed with the bitters of
We arrived ia camp at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. Our wounded will bo well taken care of.
Tho following extracts, from other letters,
give a few further items of Interest:
We killed about 100 Zcnaves, and lost hen
vlly in killed and wounded on our side, but I
do not know the exact number. We also took
somo 30 or 40 prisoners.
One of our mengot $340 in cash; Wm. K.
McCoy took a gun' from one of tbe enemy; on
other took tbe Zouavo Major's hat; others took
coats, hats, caps, swords, a fine pair of navy
pistols; one of our mess captured a fine German
silver horn.t
Ben. Bolt, sou of Judgo Bolt, ia missing; we
think he has been taken prisoner. if.
" We set out, and before daylight were landed
on Santa Rosa Island, among Billy Wilson's
Zouaves, away below, and marched five miles,
fighting several battles beforo we got off tbe
Island, losing several mon from thia roglmcnt.
I never did see as calm a set
of mon in my life as last night. Wo killed the
Federal sentinels all the way up, and took the
enemy by aurpii&e. I was by General Ander
son's side, and fired, by hia orders, moro than
a dozen tents, among them the oommlssarlat ;
we also burnt up two hundred barrels of flour,
several bales of hay, and many other articles.
I killed two of Abe's men and took two nrls-
oners while burning the camp. Jim Gorman,
oi uiu insa volunteers, iook one. Karney
Haney Is a bruiser, and Lieutenant Joseph
Cumniings Is as (rood a man as vou'll want lo
find. General Anderson goes In for destroying
ruuicr muu Bluing, uy mistake, we nau some
of our men killed by their comrades.
" We laid down to fire, and many llmee the
sand flew In our faces by the balls striking the
ground. I claim tho h-Mior of killing the man
that killed Nelms. Two of us fired at the same
time, but I am Batltfkd that my shot took
effect. "J. II."
TUM nnspiTiT AT pttumi t
The Peneacola Observer was received on tho
I4tn instant, at Augusta, Georgia. A dispatch
says :
The Observer contains the correspondence
betweeu Cul. Brown, in command at Fort
Picxens, and Gen. Bragg, commander of tho
Confederate forces at Pensacola, relative to
the hospital at the navy yard. Col. Brown
BATH )im nnttor-s n lrtrm, vaIIar, fl tn il.n
building In the line of bla batteries, and says it
,tj to hbuu tto u ijiuicuuuu jor tue lyonieil
erate troops ; and gives notice to Gen. Bragg
to have all the women, children, and sick re
moved. Gen. Bragg replies that the building now
used as a hospital has always been used us
Bucb, and he intends to continue to use It for
that purpose. Ho will respect Col. Brown's
hospital, even though the Federal guns ale
dtreclcd to the destruction of tho Confederal
ho-spltal. Gen. Bragg Boys, lie will hold Col.
Brown responsible before tho world for any
injury to his hospital.
Tub Fiout near Pilot Knob. A detach
ment of Federal troops under Colonel Mills
was attacked on the 17th lnetani, twenty-three
miles lrom Pilot Knob, by a rebel force, which
the first reports exaggerated to 0,000. The
Federal troops retreated, afteir some lighting
and some loss, but neither very serious. Tho
latest account is the followring, telegraphed
(October 19) from St. Louis :
" In tho engagement below Ironton on tho
17th the rebel loss is known to bo thirty-six
killed and wounded, and is "believed to be
many more, as quite a numln r were carried
off the field. The Federal loss vas 10 wounded,
1 mortally, me rebel lorco is about 2,000
und believed to be the advanced guard of a
much larger body who aro ome distance be
low." All the alarms about an attack upon Pilot
Knob, we believe to be the merest fudge.
An Alfxandiuan Kti.LKn is Texas. II. Ken
dall Carter, Esq , of Hai-tford, Connecticut, has
received the following letter from Texas, re
lallog tbo sad fato of au esteemed youth of
Alexandria, Virginia, nephow of Mr. Lewis
Mackenzie, of tbat city :
"lam sorry to Infer-m you that Mr. John
Mackenzie, whom you Bent to Toxas on busi
ness, was unfortunately shot on Monday night,
the 19th of August, no had taken passage
from Berwick Bay to Sabine, in tbe sloop Eliza,
and off the Mentour liver tho sloop was chuaed
by tAO of tbe United fcitatea blockading squad
ron, one a steamer and the other a brig, and,
endeavoring to escape, ran Into Mentour river.
Tne citizens seeiog her coma In, and supposing
her to be it United StaJes vessel, fired into her,
and in doing so shot Mir. Mackenzie in tbe fore
bead. He waa taken ashore, and had the best
medical attention at band, but dleel tho next
day at I V. M., 20tb, and was burled on my
plantation, his funeral, attended by a large num
ber of persons.
What's the Matter? We understand that
two of tho bunks of Uiis city relusj to take on
deposit thj demand Treasury notoa. Is this au
indication oi tneir oeing under disunion mail,
asrement 1 Are not tho notes of a Government
which has up to this time shown its canacltv to
meet all its engagements, us good as those of
suspended LanKs: walmnKso. ouppose tne
loyal men of Baltimore retaliate by refusing to
take too notes ni ineso disloyal institutions
would it not be a .fair offset to Ibeir uecumlon
Ism 1liallimore P'atriot.
Later from New Orleans.
the rntm.K not rcnk.
The Norfolk Day Hook, of Thursday last,
contains the annexed dispatches from New Or
leans, giving an account of the attack on the
Federal fleet at the head of tho Passes of the
Mississippi. It will be Been that there Is no
account given as to whether tho Vin:ennen
was sunk or only damaged, no account of pris
oners taken, and no mention of damage dono
to the other vessels. The running into the
Vlncennes appears to have been rather an accl
dent in the dark.
JVea Orleans, October 14. Tho New Orleans
expedition consisted of the Mannssos, iron clad
marine battering ram, one ilxty-four Dahlgrtn ;
steamer Calhoun, flag-ship. 24, two 18 Dabl.
grens ; Joy, 8-Inch .12, rifled ; Jackson, t vo
8 inch columblads; McRne. 04, pivot, four
8-lnchcolumblads, 24, rifled ; Tuscarora, 8-inch
columblad, 32, rifled; cutter Pickens, 8-inch
columbiad, and four 24-pound carronades.
The blockadera consisted of tho Vlncennes,
Richmond, Preble, Water-Witch, aud schooner
John W. Tome In all S3 guns.
On Friday night tho fleet started from Fort
Jackson, the Mnuas'as leading the way. Tho
night was intensely dark.
The Manassas struck a vessel, which tbo ran
into near tbo bow, and cut Into her upwards
of 20 feet. Appalling shrieks were heard
aboard the doomed ship.
Signal rockets were fired, the enemy beat to
quarters, and a perfect iron hail fell upon and
around the Manassas, whose machinery got
When tho morning came the fleet commenced
pursuit of tho tetreatlng enemy, and heavy
cannonading began, lasting until eight o'clock.
Several shots struck the Richmond. The shot
from tbo Yankees were badly aimed, not
touching our vessels. The firing ended, the
fleet returned to tho city with tbe prize schooner
Jos. H. Tome, loaded with coal, which hvl
been deserted during the night. A large
quaotlty of lumber, intended lor construction
of fortification nt head of passes, was burned.
second dispatch
Xew Orleans, Oct. 14. Tho prizes captured
are the rchooner JrH. Tome and n launch be
longing to the Richmond, laden with cutlasses.
The vessel which was sunk is not the Prcbl-,
but the Vlncennes.
Tbreo of tbe vessels of our expedition arrived
last night.
Tho Philadelphia Bulletin has received a
private letter from n gentleman on. board tbo
U. S. steam cloop Seminole, on her lato trip
from Washington to Old Point Comfort, from
which we make the following interesting ex
tras ta :
"United States Steam Sloop Seminole,
" Off Fortress Monroe. Oct. 10.
" Wo arrived here this morning at 7 o'clock,
having left Washington yencrday morning.
Nothing remarkable occurred on the way down
to Quautlco.Creek. At that point the Bteamer
Pocahontas, wnlcu was some miles nuead ol
us. threw three or four shells Into tbe bushes
at Evansport, or Shipping Point, Vn. The fire
wa? not returned, und she proceeded on her
"As wo neared the Point, at 10 J A. M., our
decki were cleared for action, ull bands at
quarters, hatches closed, and everything ready.
At 10.45 they opened on u', w!rh rifled shot
and shell. Irom throe batteries, two on the
bank and ono about fcur bundrcd yards in
land, at Evansport. These -shot iell twenty
rods short. The Semlnolo returned the Ore
briskly, and with effect, from her pivot gun
and two medium 32-pounders. We kept on
our course, returning their Ore during thirty
five minutes, and leceivlug theirs duriug forty-
five. Wo wero n fine target lor them a slow
steamer clear ogniDst the horizon, while they
were hid In earth end bushes.
" We ceased firing at 11.25 A. M., after which
they Bent several ricocheting Bhots and all
natitisome ones at our water line, wnicn iuck
ilv fell short. We expended twentv-three shells
several particularly those planted byCaplaln
Gillis in person with good effect. They sent
lib at least tmny nueei Dans find sneiis, all splen
didly aimed, tneir guns being evidently well
manued. Some of their shot and shell went
over us, about eight or nine feet clear of the
deck, and only a lew teet above my head.
These fell or burst from twenty to forty rods
beyond on our pot t side. Some burst just out
side, before reaching us, and some just over our
heads. 1- ragments ot shells llew about tbe deck,
and splinters in thouards.
" W were struck eleven times. Ono ball cut
away tbo main stayB, scattering bits of iron
chain down on tho deck. Ono shot through and
shivered tho mlzzen mast. Soveral banged
clear through the Bhlp, in at ono sldo lind out
at tbe other. Une rlued ban came through In
that way, struck and carried away the brats
hand-rail guard around the unglne hatch, and
went out through the opposite side of the ship.
This ball went within five feot of me, and sent
a piece of brass, bent double like a boomerang,
whizzing over my head. How tho balls do
hiss, and the shells sing aloud u perfectly dis
tinct, fascinating, locust-like song; but growing
louder and faster as they come nearer, plung
ing, hissing and bursting through tho air. I
was never under fire betore, but I never was
cooler In my life. I stood by my capstan and
took my notes of the time and tbe effect of tbe
balls both ways, jumping out of our own smoke
to see where the balls lodged, tic all just as
a matter of course. But I thought of It after
wards, and it was no joke.
"Tho fight waa a severe one, and without
knowing what fho other side suffered, I do
know that the Seminole suffered severely. So
soon oa wo get rid of somo expedition now on
band, we shall probably run In North some
where for repairs.
" Tho officers and men behaved well. Had
Captain Gillis stopped wo should havo been
blown out of water. Every one sayB that guns
were oever belter handled than were those of
the enemy yesterday. Every shot camo true.
Tbo only wonder is that no lives were lost.
A number were Boratched by splinters. I was
hit by them half n dozen tlmis.
" Wo expected a lively time passing Matthias
Point; but either they have no" battory there,
or they nllowed us to go by it unmolested.
We were abreat of the Point at 2.25, having
been called to quarters from dinner, to prepare
for an emergency. At this point the channel
cariles vessels ot our draught within loss than
half a mllo of the bluff shore. A good battery,
well manned, could command tho river, and
could have sunk us yesterday. After piping
down, wo wero u second time called to action
Irom dinner and threw three shells at the Point,
but without any return. So -we weio three
times cleared for action during the day,"
Sailing of the Nashville Denied, Tho
Richmond Enquirer has tho following import
ant paragraph:
Somo of our Southern exchanges announce
the sailing from Charleston and consequently
the breaking of the blockade of the Confed
crate States steamship NaBhville, for Europe,
having ou board Messrs. Mason andSlldell.our
Mlni-ters to England aud Franco. We htvo
tho very best authority for saying tbat the Na3h
vlllo Is Btlll In Charleston Harbor, and our
Ministers did not sail in that vessel.
Condition of Gen. Wise. General Wise, we
regret to Biy, is considered to be growing
worse. Ilia condition Is now regarded as ciit
lcal Indeed. Richmond Enauirer.
Published In conformity with the resolution ot
the Senate of July 16, 1801.
M General Hospital on E street, between fourth
ui,rKuuirraj, ivasnmgion, ec(. n.
1st Excelsior l
1st Ithode Island vol.. 1
4th da do.. 1
5th JJ. .1 Volunteers.. X
Cd New Hampshire vol 4
1st Mich. Volnnlters.. 1
2d da do 1
fid da do 1
4th da do I
th do do., 3
Stockton's Michigan
ltvlepmdent vol.... 2
7th Wiflconiln 1
IstN Y. Cavalry 1
1st Kentucky Caralrr, 1
Cameron Dragoons... 1
V S-Caraliy l
tlh do do (bl 1
lh Penn. Cavalry...: 1
ltt Penn. Independent
Utiles i
4th Penn. Cavalry.... 1
1st Indiana Cavalry.. 1
loth do volunteer.,. 4
1st U. M. Artillery.... 1
D. C. Volunteers 1
t 1
Dlnnteera. 1
i -m
to..T.... 6
do t
do 1
do 2
do 1
do 1
S2d do
24 th do
S9th da
seth do
43d da
46th do
79th do
lit Mm. Volume.. 1
10th do do l
18th do do 1
19th do da 1
2d Vt Volunteers .(a) 1
4lhdo do 2
athdo do 1
1st Penn, Volunteers.. 3
8th do do It
23a do
27th da
30th da
31it da
do ,
3Sd da
, 84
With do
(a) Ol offloer.
(b) One ofllcer.
M Seminary Hospital, Georgetotcn, Oct. 11.
110.8. Infantry 3
2d Maine Vo.untwn.. s
6th do do 3
9thMasi. do 1
Kenlncky.Cavalry.,.. 2 I
.'Mh Peen. volunteers. 1 , I
I". UU Utl...... 1
1st Long Island Vol. 1
14lh Mew York Vols.. 18
do,... 4 ' Teamsur .'"! 1
2-xccieior Airigiiao .... 2
do.... 3
.do.... 0
da (a) 9
do.... 1
lbth Indiana (c) 8
2d Vermont J
4th I'enn. Cavalry.... 1
loth Massachusetts .. 1
3d Veimmt lo
6ih Wisconsin 8
do.... 1
Uatlbaldl Guards 3
Moiart ln oth do a
1st Fire Zouavea 1 ' SSd Pennsylvania 10
latnnuny 2 N. J. Ilrigadc 1
lit 11 leu. Volunteer!. . 3 i Id Wlrcoiuin 1
2d do do 1 HthNewYorlt l
3.1 do do., (b) 4,i Mott's Artillery 1
Jth do do. .(c) 14 Slit Pennsylvania 1
lit Minnesota do 2 ! loth do
8th Penn Volunteers. 1 42d do lo
3d do do 2 jlst Penn IUIIm 4
60th do do 1
9th do do..(d)14i Total 187
Ut do Artillery... 0 ,
(a) Two officers (bl One ofllcer. (o) Four officer!,
(d) One officer, (e) One officer.
At General Hospital, Union Hotel, corner of
Brldqi and Washington streets, Georgetotcn,
Oct. 11.
2dN. Y. Volunteers..
ICth do do
Id Penn. Volunteers. 1
, 4
14th do
17th do
ISth do
19th do
22d do
23d do
26th do
2Cth do
2th do
33d do
35th do
43d do
49lll do
60th do
79th da
. 1
. 4
. 2
12th do
24ih do
2tl dp
85th do
45th do
llaxter's Fire Zouaves 1
McLane's ltcglment.. 1
2istlndlaua vols l
1st Michigan do 1
-.d do do 14
3d do do 4
4 Ih do do 8
2d Wlscousln Vols.... 0
5lh do do 1
oth do do 1
lit Minnesota do 1
lt ('allium! do 13
btocktou'a Iudp t Keg 4
Kentucky Cuvulry..., n
TeamiUr 1
lloitie-r i
Officers' eirtaut I
do 0
lit Long Island Volt.. 1
Moiart Iteglmcnt 1
inckwdwi jiaiicry.. i
MottVUattcry 1
2d Maine Volunteers.. 0
cth do do 3
3.1 N. II. Volunteer.. 1
2d Vermont do 9
3d do do 19
4th do da 1
oth Mm. do a
New Jersey Cavalry.. 2
lit Penn. Artillery.... 6
Total ,
At Hospital at Columbian OoUegc, Washington,
Oct. 11.
M Maine Volunt'rs... (
3d do do,,., 3
6th do do ... 4
9th do do.... 8
10th Mass. Volunteer! 10
14th do do 3
19th do do 1
3d Vermont Volnnteera 1
Cth Connecticut do... 1
7th do do... 3
1st Long Islatd Vol... 1
IstN. Y. Cavalry 1
3d do do 1
8d New York Vols.... 3
fd N J. Volunteirs . 4
3d do do 2
6th do do 2
7tli do. cio 1
let Pino Artillery.... 1
3d do Cavalry 4
13th Penn. Volunteers 1
Slit .do do.... 4
33d dj do... .22
Chroman's Itltlcs, l'a
Volunteer 1
lit Michigan Caalr t
1st do Vols.. . 8
:d do dj 7
4th do do 2
7th do do 3
8th do do 21
Stockton's Mich Voli 7
2d Wisconsin Vols.... I
6th do do.,
Cth do do..
7th do du 1
1st Minnesota do 2
19th Indiana do.... II
27ih do do
litCalllomla do I
8dU. Infinity 1
4th do Cataliy. .:.. 1
Lincoln Cavalry 1
Quirtt-rmastu'r Uop't 1
Total 235
blcklei l!ilad.N.Y. 3
lamraany,N. Y.,Vol. 2
Garibaldi do do. 1
V Kalb do do. I
Uerdau'sSharpiboot'rs 1
ltt U. S Cbiuseurs.... 1
lit N.J. Cavalry lu
At General Hospital, (Circle,) Washington,
Oct. 11.
4th Cavalry 1
6th d 4
nt Artillery 7
d do 10
3d do 11
4th do 2
6th do 6
1st Infantry 5
Cd Infantry 3
3d do I
8th do 2
o3d Penn. olutiteers. 2
Quartermaster a Dep't 4
At General Hospital, Alexandria, Oct. 11.
2d Cavalry, CIA.,1
2d Artillery, U. 8. A. 6
3d Maine 11
4th do lo
6th do
Teamsters, U. S 2
Lincoln Cavalry J
Young's Cavalry 1
82d I'enftHylvauia. .. :
1st lew Jersey.... lb) 1
6t.i do (c) 1
liit Minnesota 2
2d Wiscontln 1
2d Vermont 1
2d Michigan 1
3d do 1
Total ion
Dili flew xoric l
do ..
do .
(a) 30
Ca) One Captain, (b)
One Lieutenant, (o) Ono
octli 8t
Exkcutive Dei-aktment,
II Ao-linj, October JJ,15i)l.
to tub raot-LE op iaaiu.
Whereas several of the Cougresdonal districts ol
this Btato are unrepresented in tbe Uou'e of itepte
sensitives in the Congress of tho United btuloi, b
reason of failure to efcot on the lourlh ilm.tdai in
May last, cauat-d by aimed men In rebellion nguirr
the Constitution and laws of tho Uulteil htaten li.J
of this Slate j and it being the right oi tlio)0)a! In
habitants In eacli district to be reprebenUtl m salJ
House by a representative ol tbcl- own ni oli tl.r
tbe Convention of Virginia, cu the 20th day of An
gust, 1601, passed an ordinance directing nn elect!- a
to be held on the fourth lliurrday In October in
stant, i24th,) In every district o, the Mate so un
represented and where vacancies eNit itfj lur
ther made tbe law, by vlrtno of tbo ordinance afore
said, that any person who U prveoted trom attend
Ing such election, by reason of th occupation ol
his own county by armed men iu liovtl lty to th
Uoerument, that such voter may ettt an) where
In bla Congressional district It I) furlhrr onlal'o-.l
Hut tbe election shall be conducted ami Hie remit
ascertained, declared, and certllled In the nun., ir
directed In tbe code or VlrglnU of Uiu editlou el
UOO. lly the 11th lection ot cliat.t.r 7H of Hut
oode, any two freeholders may hold an election, Jl
reeled by law, at any plaett ol voting, II no coin
mtssioner to supeiinUud the airae appears and is
willing to act, or If no commissioners liau bteu
appotuted to hold the election
now, therefore, lu conilderatlOT of the premises,
I Kaaiieis II. Pituroiar, (loi ernor of the Common
wealth ol Virginia, do hereby entreat tt,e lo) al o
iara nf Ihl. HtutA tO ll jld eleOl I JU In 1 1 1 f-1 h.lrnl
districts on the day above mentioned, to iheeud that
the rn-ople may be repnsented, the principle cf rep
rtKentative government sustained, and the (state
huve li. r duo weight lu tbe National Legislature
uct 17-td l II. PIEKPOINT.

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