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NEW YORK HERALD.
JAMES GORDON DEMNKTT, Et'llUR AND PROPRIKTOR. orKICEN W CORNER OP FULTON AND NASSAU STS. Volant* XXVII So.lJO AMUSEMENTS TUIo EV'KNINQ. MIBLO'S GARDEN, Broadway.?Tut E.iCHA.vraua. WINTER GARDEN. Broadway.?OitiLDini. WALLACK'6 TUEATKE, 5M Broadway.? Oi.D Ukabs AMU VotBu lik.iurs. LAl'RA KEENE'S TUEATUE. Broadway.? Rsason asd Po. LT. NEW BOWERT THEATRE Bnwery.?Dar* Dmtii. Pur*?VVlLi. it A till?1<;J8 lluBAAT. BARKUM'S AMERICAN MUSEUM. Broadway.?Co*. Mun?Livimu SVuauc, Uu. .-Mia., Ac., at aU hour*.? Plow*.** or Hit i . i.s I, afleinoou and evening. PBTANTB' MINSTREL*. Mechanic* HaUL-473 Broad Way? ALuUtU A'AIM. PEOPLE'S MUSIC HALL, 45 Bower/.?SOHQ*. Damcc5, Bub khmuka, Ac. NOVKLTT MUSIC HALL, 610 Broadway.?Soiltn MIMI CAL*. PARISIAN CABINET OK WONDERS 563 Broadway.? Open daily from 10 A. M. Uil 9 P M. *,w Vork> Monday, May 1*, 1864. THE SITUATION. Tho capture of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and the destruction of the formidable rebel gunboat Merrimac, which has so long been a terror and an obstruction to our operations at Hampton Roads, ia the most important news of the day. As we an nounced in our extra of yesterday afternoon, Gcu" Wool, with a force of five thousand men, whom he landed at Willoughby Point, advanced on Norfolk on Saturday, and after a brief skirmish with a rebel battery at Tanner's Creek bridge, pushed on and took possession of the city without opposition. A delegation of the citizens met him five miles out ? de of Norfolk, and formally surrendered the place. The rebel General Huger had withdrawn his troops previously, and Brigadier General Egbert L. Vlele was put in command by General Wool, as m litary governor of Norfolk. The city was found 11 be "injured, and the Gosport Navy Yard in perfect condition and good order. The rebels, A iding that they could not save the Merrimac from capture, set her on fire at three o'clock yes terday morning, and she blew np in two hours ?fter. President Lincoln in person selected the landing place for onr troops at Willoughby Point, ?ad was among the first to step ashore. The arrival of the steaa transport Jersey Blue from Newbern, N. C., yesterday, which port she left on the 7th inst., brought the news that our ?ron-clad gunboat Galena had gone up the James river and sunk the rebel steamer Yorktown and captured the Jamestown; but as her intelligence purport* to have been received at Fortress Mon roe on Friday, the 9th, it is evident that there can be no truth in it, inasmuch as the despatch of Secretary Stanton, from the fort, dated at mid night on Saturday, mentions that the expedition of Commander Rogers was heard from that afternoon lending the James river; hence the fleet could not have accomplished what the news by the Jersey Blue recounts. In addition to this news from Norfolk we have Information that General McCIellan has pursued the enemy to a point within twenty-two miles of Richmond. The rebels were still in sight on Satur day at three o'clock, but wera rapidly telling back. It was reported that they would make a stand at Bottom Bridge, on the Chickahominy river, fifteen 1 miles from Richmond. General McCIellan, how ever, will no doubt make short work of it, though a heavy battle may be fought there, and will pnah on to Richmond without much delay. The Richmond papers admit that the safety of that city depended upon the Merrimac and the prospects of obstructing the James river by sink ing rafts of trees in the stream. These chances ?re of course now destroyed. The Richmond Ex aminer also advocates the plan of concentrating ?11 the manufactured tobaoco in the city in certata prescribed warehouses, where it can be destroyed in case of an unlucky visit from tho " Yankee vandals.'' The probability is that the rebels will have an opportunity of disposing of their stock erf tobacco fooner hey imagine The destruction of the ootton crop seems to be deliberately resolved upon by the rebel government, rather than any portion of it should fall into the hands of the armies of the United States. The rebel Secretary of State, J. P. Ben jamin, has addressed a letter in answer to an in quiry by a Southern firm whether cotton purchas ed on foreign account would be treated as exempt ed from the general law which deolares that all cotton shall be destroyed when it is about to fall into the hands of the enemy, in which he says:?"I know no law which prohi bits tho purchase of cotton on foreign account, but I am not aware of any law or reason of policy which should induco this gover nment to extend to property thus purchased greater protection than s extended to that of our own citizens. It is the settled determination of the government to ?ilow no ootton to faU into the hands of our enemies, as it is perfectly well known that they would seise and appropriate to themselves all cotton they could find, without regard to ownership. If yonp cor. respondents buy cotton they must expect to share the same risks as are incurred by our own cltl MOI. Oar navy on the Mississippi i* maintaining Its lanrels bravely. A despatch from Commander Davis, on board the flagship Benton, off Fort Wright, to the Secretary of the Navy, dated on Saturday, contains the important and glorloa* news that onr gnnboate had a contest with the tebel fleet, consisting of eight iron-clad gnnboats, sn which the rebel bonis wore defeated ( and two of them were blown np and ono of them sank. Commander Hollins command ?d the rebel flotilla. Commander Davie made qnlok work of it. Ho wss at Cairo, on bi* way down the river, on fcho 8th, amJ, as will be Men by his official report, had met and defeated the rebel gunboat* near Fort Wright on the lOtli Instant. We give a in ?p of the scene of action to day. Dc*pal<5fte.i from Qnaeral Hank*' o'thmn, date.1 ?t N in t1't on the loth, ???!>:?.- nt tlui th1 fibUn iu lunt rioiaity are Biukiiitf aiUuks ayou ;>u scouts in email guerilla parties, and murdering oar unarmed aoitiient whenever they meet them. Man* iissuU Mountain, which lien ubuut a milo from the camp of the Ira Harris cavalry, and east of the town of Newmarket, has been on fire for the las* two days and nighta, presenting a magnificent spectacle, visible at a distance of thirty miles. MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. The Bremen steamship Huus'i, Capt. Von San ten, from Bremen April 27 and Southampton 30th, bringing three days later news from Europe, ar rived at this port at two o'clock this morning. The United States steam transport Jersey Blue, Captain Jackalow, arrived yesterday morning from Newborn, N. C., whence she sailed on the 7th inst. The Third regiment New York cavalry arrived a* Newborn on the 7th inst. in good condition. No thing new at Newborn, but the Jersey Blue brings us the intelligence from Fortress Monroe, which port she left ou the 9th, at fire P. M. We give below an estimate of the value of the various kinds of property which has been ruthless ly destroyed by the rebels since the commence ment of the present war:? Cotton 115,000,000 Vessels...... $6,000,000 Su^ar 3,'KM),000 Cargoes 3,000,000 Molasses .... 1,000,000 Ordnance.... 2,000,000 Farm pro- Arms 1,000,000 ducts 2,000.000 Army stores. 6,000,000 Buildings 6,000,000 Ammunition. 1,000,000 Bridges 7,000,000 Camp equip Railroads 6,000,000 age 2,000,000 Railroad run ning stock. 10,000,000 Total $70,000,000 Jeff. Davis has already given the rebels two "na tional" fasting and prayer days, and be has jns^ issued his proclamation for a third, which is to take place next Friday, the 16th inst. The first occurred on the 13th of June, 1861, and the next day Jeffer son City, Mo., was captured from their hands, and Sterling Price, the Governor of the State, with all the rebel State officers, skedaddled; and the fourth day thereafter General Lyon won a brilliant victory over the secesh troops at Booneville, Mo. The next proclamation of Jeff, for a day to bo devoted to fasting, hnmiliation and prayer in the Confeder ate States of America, fixed the time on the 2*th of February, 1862. Of course it was duly observed, and from that date to the present has followed a succession of Union victories In his last procla mation he requests the people to pray for peaec. Mr. H. Campbell, a merchant of Nashville, bought sixty-six bales of cotton of a planter in Giles county, Tenn., for which he paid cash; but before he conld remove it the planter ordered it to be burned for the benefit of the Southern confed eracy. The City Council of Nashville have passed an ordinance declaring that whoever shall be guilty of,uttering treasonable or seditions words or speeches, speaking aloud falae news, or dispensing scandalous libels against the corporation or the government of the United States, or shall meet together for the purpose of inciting rebellious conspiracies or riots, shall pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars. The secesh gentry are opposed to it. Goldsmith F. Bailey, who died at Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on the 8th inst., wns the republican representative in Congress from the Ninth district of Massachusetts. He was a new member, having made his advent in the present Congress. Intelligence in regard to the crops is decidedly more cheoring than it was two or three weeks ago. In the States of Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio the prospects are brightening every day. John McKinnfy, late State Treasurer of Michi gan, has been sentenced to be confined seven years in the State prison for embezzlement of the public funds. He was four years, from 1854 to 1858, Secretary of State of Michigan, and in the Utter year was elected Treasurer. It is reported that over three thousand of Ster ling Price's deluded followers have left his srmy and returned to their homes in Missouri, considers bly wiser if not better men. Mr. John T. Monroe, the rebel Mayor of New Orleans, in his message to the Common Council, says "the Custom House. Post Office and Mint in this city belong to the Southern confederacy." Mr. Monroe, being a tailor, no doubt thinks the taking of those buildings was fair "cabbage." A court martial in Western Virginia has recently cashiered ? number of commissioned officers. Among them were a oaptain and lieutenant for keeping their wives in camp dressed in the uni forms of the soldiers. Mr. Joseph S. Fowler has been appointed to the office of Comptroller of Tennessee, under the pro visional government. The stock market was active es Saturday, and govern meat Mcrutties advanced 1 per ceat. Railroad ifvki were stationary all day; bat Just at the close tney ad vanced x ? X per cent. Money was very easy at 4 a 6 per ceat. Exchange firm at 114. Gold, 103y. The usual trsSe tables will be found In the money article. The oottoa market was lexa active oa Saturday, while prleee continued to rule at the advaace of lBe pre vtooaday. Tbe spinners, who bad been attracted la considerable numbers by tbe auction sale tbe day be fere, moetly,ae usual oo Saturdays, bad returned home. The ealee embraced about 4?0 balee, on'the basis of 27 >;e. a 28c. for middling upland*. Holders continued to entertain much confidence la the maricft. Flour waa heavy, and closed at a decline of about 10c. per bbl., while ealee were To a fair extent for the day. Wheat was dull and lower, and ealee limited. Corn waa heavy, and tbe demand moderate, transact inns being cbeekeJ by an advaace in freights, bales of Was'em mixed were made at fi3e. a 63c in store and delivered. Pork was heavy, but more active, with salea of mess at |12 75 a $12 87X, chiefly at 912 ?1 ^ a $12 ?7tf, aod^for lots deliverable in June $13. Sugars were firm and tolera bly active, with sales of 1,200 hhds. and SO bo;e*. Oof. fee waa quiet. Freights were firmer, with more offer ing. To Liverpool flour was engaged at 2s. 0d.a3*., while td. was aakod for grain In bags. A cargo of eorn la balk waa reported at 8)fd. For heavy goods 30*. was asked. F.a'es were alao firmer for London and other porta. or* Militart and Naval (^wrespondixch.? Many of our readers have no adequate idea of the dangers incurred by our corresponded in obtaining the war news which we daily place before the public. This war has developed a new class of literary men, who flfeht ai? well as wrtte, and ran the risks of all the dangers they describe. At New Orleans, Williamsburg, West Foint, Fort Pulaski, Yorktown, Fort Macon, Pittsburg, Fort Henry, Lee's Mill, Tea Ridge, Fort Royal and many other military and naval engage ments, our correspondents have been not only graphic historians, but also actual participants in the fighting. The correspondent of the Lon don Times found biiqMlf surpassed in descrip tive ability by our reporters, to whom he re fers as "actually in'the public service, on land and sea." This Is wha^gi ves our reports their great value snd their immerse popularity. Our correspondents see what they depict, and are unrivalled for accuracy, while their accounts catch'something of the inapt] ration. of the bat^e, and come t? us tjpe pho tographs of the stirring soe'nes of which they trest. If our readers will compare these war letters?writteu amid the whittling of bullets, or in stats rooms, through which the cannon bslls arc crashing, or on the field where the dead and wounded sre thickly strewn around ? with nny of the bo^us oompil.ttions of our unenlsri'vihing cant* aijiorarion, tlx y will dis cover nt ouce their lupcrlflrlty In picturesque sanative, snd their resemblance to official i? j por'' ia the carcfBl, m.nute and unequalled , ic?tu?cj of their details. Norfolk and Portsmouth Our?-Th? Hon* itvr Mcrrlmnc UnlrojreU Lincoln at a Corumantler-ln-CUl?l??Q?ne ral Mrl'lolluu Onwurd?Anolbtr Naval Victory In lilt We?t. The quiot of a New York Sabbath was agree ably interrupted yesterday by the stirring and glorious intelligence from Fortress Monroe tlial "Norfolk is ours, anil also Portsmouth and the Navy Yard;" that ''the city and the N .vy Yard were not burned that the rebel General lluger, while declining to play the incendiary, "withdrew his forces without a battle;'' that ?'the landing of our trooj>s was effected at Wil lotighby's Point, at a spot selected the previous day by President Lincoln himself, who wa? among the first" who stepped ashore;" and, to crown all, that the rebel monster, the Merri mac, on Sunday morning, "at two minutes be fore five o'clock," was blown up and went down, having, m a last resort, been fired by the rebels themselves. Simultaneously with these good tidings from the department of General Wool came the news that the advanced detachments of General McClellan's army are within twenty-two miles of Richmond, and "crowding" the rear guard of the retreating enemy; and that the rebel General Jo. Johnston is expected to make a final staqd for the "Confederate capital" at the Bottom Bridge crossing of the Chickahominy, within seventeen miles of the city; and we think that his orderly and systematic retreat indicates a desperate and bioodv struggle close at hand. Entirely satisfied with the budget of tho day, our fellow citizens had addressed themselves to their usual Sabbath evening devotions and re creations when they wore again electrified by an "Extra Herald," announcing another deci sive naval victory over the rebel iron-clad rams ' and gunboats of the Mississippi. And thus passed, in this rejoicing metropolis, our most remarkable Sunday in the history of this vic torious war for the Union. Hardly second in importance to the recovery of New Orleans by our invincible naval forces is this restoration of Norfolk and its Navy Yard to the "old flag" without the loss of a'single man, and the destruction of the Merrimac. And how have these great results been achieved ? First, by the army of General McCleilan and its march towards Rich mond. To strengthen their defensive army in that quarter the rebel leaders were compelled to draw very largely upon General Huger, and thus to leave Norfolk mainly dependent upon the Merrimac for its protection. Secondly, it appears from Commodore Goldsborough's apo logetic report to President Lincoln that said Commodore had been instructed by the Presi dent to remove that nuisance, the Merrimac; and that, although the naval demonstration the other day in Hampton Roads, in pursuance of said instructions, failed directly to accomplish the object in view, it did suffice to convince the commander of the Merrimac tbat the odds were too heavily against him to risk a battle with our fleet, and that he had no other resource than to make a bonfire of his ship. Next, ar President Lincoln himself selected the point of landing of the troops of General Wool, it is clear that all these great results in and about Norfolk are immediately due to the presence and sagacity of the President as our active Commander-in-Chief in all these suceesaful movements. He was, doubtless, convinced in his own mind that what was done by our naval heroes of the Mississippi could be done by our noble sailors of Hampton Roads; and the re sults have fully confirmed the soundness of this conclusion. Thus, upon General McClellan rails the im port ant task of the final blow to the rebellion in Virginia. We await the iaeue with absolute confidence. He may suddenly find himself in fierce collision with a superior force in point of numbers; but all the other essentials to suc cess are so immensely in his favor that our only doubt of the result is whether the enemf will be dispersed or captured. Meantime, the destruction of the Merrimac gives us not only the undisputed control of James river, but gives to our venerable Secretary of the Navy the vessels and the means required for a final settlement with Fort Sumter and that original ne?t and hotbed of this rebellion, the unpun ished city of Charleston. Let that heavy out standing account be settled, and the people of Virginia and the other border slave States, and of the whole South?deceived, betrayed and ruined by the mad ambition and selfish cruelty of South Carolina?will rejoice at the righteous retribution of her humiliation. Our triumphs on the land and water follow each other so rapidly, and with such accumulat ing force, that we may predict a month, or even a wcok, as the remaining remnant of life to that death-stricken monstrosity known as the go vernment of the "Confederate States of Ame rica." General McClellan, from the East, maj give the signal to General Halleok. In the West, for the complete dislocation and dispersion of its last srmy; or Ilalleck, from the West, may precipitate the rebel evacuation of Virginia. 1a any event, the days are numbered of Davis and his Confederate impostors as the rulers of the South, and they must be quick and vigilant in their flight, or they will not even escape to Mexico. _ Anotukk Naval Victort on the Mississip pi.?By the important despatch, in another column, to the Navy Department from Comme dore I>avis, successor of Commodore Fuute, near Fort Pillow (or Fort Wright, as it is also called), it will be neen that the rebel gunboats at that place, with which the vaunting Hollins threatened euch wonders*, have been defeated in a naval action of one hour. Two of the boats were blown up and one s3kk, whtn the enemy retired with tbe remaining fire behind tie shelter of the fort, By a letter from the Confederate steamer Florida, which we publish to-day, it will be observed that there are seve ral nuns and iron clad vessels in Mobile. Af ter they are destroyed the whole of the coast and the navigable rivers will be clear of them. They can neither make gunboats nor fight them. Let them give the business up at onee. With the destruction of three of their boasted iron-clad fleet at Fort Wright, before their eyes, following that of the conUapration and sinking of the flout at New Orleaus, and with the knowledge that the victorious commodore to whom Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip sur rendered is rapidly approaching Memphis, if ho is not alroady there, the rebels will be greater fools than they are reported to be if they hold out any longer at Fort Wright. Mem phis in possession of our fleet, there is nothing left to defend. But if they should bold out there is but small chance for them after a few broadsides from Porter and Farragut. Defeated, as they have been, in every naval action, overthrown on tbe sea and on the rivers, and even wherever they approach them, it is useless for the rebels to contend any longer against their fate. It is evident that w.iter is not their element. They will soon find out that the land is equally hard for rebel lion to travel. In fact, they would now show their wisdom, if they never showed any before, by imitating the 'coon whioh voluntarily de scended from a tall tree to save Captain Scott the trouble of bringing him down with his un. erring rifle. This News from Nkw Orleans.?The intelli gence from New Orleans which we published yesterday is of the most gratifying character The development of the Union sentiment* though gradual, is nevertheless sure. At first, on tho 26th ultimo, the citizens, as represented by the journals, appeared to feel the disgrace of the capture of the city and the presence of the Stars and Stripes. On the 28th they de clared the destruction of some of the property unnecessary. They were satisfied about the burning of the cotton which was ordered by the Confederate government, but the destruction of sugar and molasses was wanton,?some of it belonging to widows and some to unnaturalized foreigners. This was destroyed, not by the au thority of Jeff. Davis, nor by that of the State go vernment, nor by that of the municipal authori ties, but by the rowdy element of the city, and tbe thieve* and courtesans?tbe same who inso lently flaunted the rebel flag in the faces of our troops, at tbe very moment when tbe city was in their power, and they could lay it in ashes. For their forbearance our naval officers are entitled to great praise. It would not be just or Judicious to visit a whole city with the mis deeds of a few scoundrels. The city was gradually subsiding into a calm, and tbe Mayor had ordered the provision stores to be opened to the starving population There is no doubt that as soon as General Butler reached the oity all would go on favorably to the full development of the Union sentiment which we know exists in New Orleans, and only wants a chance to assert itself. There are two great events at hand which will make it free to do so?one is the approaching destruction of tbe rebel army, led by Johnston, near Richmond; the other is the overthrow of Beauregard's army in the South west. With tho destruction of these two armies the doom of secession is sealed, and Unionism will be tbe prevailing sentiment of the South, openly and fearlessly expressed. NEWS FROM BEN. MNKF COLUMN. A Band off Rebel " farntra by Dkjr and Soldiers by Wight "?Three t'airmed Members of the Ira Harris Gssrd Har. prised and Two of Them B hot?Wo Rebel Troops at Harctsoabarg?Fire on Mas* assatea Mountain, Ac., itc. N?w Mabkit, May 10,1 Via MorNT .Tacesox, May 11,1802. J Some weeks ago s sick soldier, on tbe way (torn Stras. borg to Winchester, was surroundod by armed citizens, stripped of arms and released. A few days ago tbe sol disr idea tiled on of the party, who was srrested and brought hither. More recently a delegation from Win chester m his behalf arrived here, and offered, if the person arrested, whom they claim te hare been iono ceat. be released, the Are |<erpe?rator? ef the act shall be delivered up. It has since transpired that there was a regularly or gsaixed band of ?' farmers by day and soldiers by night," for tbe par poet ef intercepting our messengers, but the activity of our cavalsy prevented the eeoaummatton of their objects. To day three membere of the Ira Harris Gaard, de tailed te guard horses in the pasture near tbe foot of Manassuten mountain, a mile from camp, went to a neighboring farm house and asked for broad and milk. They obtained the milk, bat were directed to another house at the foot of the mountain for broad. On the way thither they pp.3 ed a barn, out of which there camellf'een or twenty rebel soldiers, who shot two of our men, killing one and mortally wounding the other. The (bird escaped. Our men were unarmed. The rebels probably came over the mountain by a secret path tnac ceseible to cavalry. Four women, occupants of the house, who directed tbe men te the second house, were arrested on suspicion of complicity with the affair, ex amined a nd exonerated. The Harris Guard, Colonel DeFircst, paid a visit to Harrisonburg to-day. None of tbe enemy were there. Asliby's scouts occasionally visit the town to enforce the conscription. Tlie Inhabitants express regret at our withdrawal. Manassutten roonntale, east of the town, has be?n burn ing for two days aud nights, presenting a magnificent spectacle, visible for thirty miles. Serenade to rare, uenurai ncneunn. The member* of the Seventh regiment (National Guard*! ere requested to meet at tbe armory this (Mon day) evening, May 12, at ten o'clock, in citizens' drese, to take pert la tbe serenade to Mra. General McClellan L. W. WINCHESTER, J. J. MORRlSSOV, H. C BEROHKR, JOHN LAWRENCE, D. W. C. FALLS, And other*, oommlttee. The Warden Ttetlnonlnl, The undersigned acknowledge* receipt of the following additions to the eubeeriptions already announced ? Samuel Wetmore flOO Weston A Gray 1U0 l*r. Edward Delaflild oo JamH H. Baneker 26 H^nry Swift k Co 60 Saw YuBK, May 10, 1882. W H ASPIN WALL. Cttjr Intelligence. Abj.ww' Mnenan w th* KMirrmiTn Ward.?About ten o'clock laat night the body uf a woman, named Sarah levin, we* diaeorared lying deal on the floor of her aparttnant, No. 1T8 East Tw?nty-fourlh street, with a tsrrlb.e ga?h in her head. Tho Eighteenth ward |iollo? were aoon notified of tbe fact and .in examination ma<lo, which showed th it tno wound had been the cause of her death. Suspieloti immediately restsd on her husband, Hartleit I*vin, who ?ua tikon la cuatody about alevon o'clixk. He denied haviug committed the deml, but stated that ahe received tho wound by falling down while under the Influence of liquor. Luvln was, how over, locked up to await the action of the Coroner's I'j (J'lOSt. Attack on a Police Ofllrer. Howoi*, May nk1?!62. Lite on Saturday ni^ht a party of roughs ?iLtok<td Pi)li? <? Uflii tr Jarno i L. lllll, duty in lirpud air*,-i, Mid in se f defrnce tlio ol.car dif h?rg<>d rcvo.vo , |r ? tnntly klli n? one of liia r*s?*llanta<' u itn?i| Puoklry. lllll was Inrritilj b.a'tin b fore ri-so* ting to lnspUtol. Buckley employed on the sW?w?r LewMou. IMPORTANT FROM GEN. M CLELLAH. The Army of the Potomac Within Twenty-Two Miles of Richmond. Anticipated Great Battle at Bottom's Bridge. Tlie Actions at Williamsburg and. West Point. Additional Names of the Killed and Wounded, Mt| kt?) l<* N'?w Kbmt Cocrt Ilocss, Va , May 10?$ P. U. The pursuit or tbe retreating rebel* bjr our troopet undor command of General Stonemau, baa, ia every ro. speot, boeu auccesBful. His headquarters are now here, twenty seven mile* from Richmond, while the advance, eonsiiUng of the Eighth Illinois cavalry, ia Are miles ahead. The enemy la in sight, but gradually falling back. The inhabitants have, in nearly orery instance, left, but from tbe best information that has been obtained the enemy will make a stand at Bottom Bridge, fifteen milts /mm Richmond, at the headquartert of (Am Chicahominy river. General McClellan, with the main body of the army, is rapidly following up within a few miles. Cumberland, a small town on the Pamuakey river, and two miles and a half from here, was deserted this morning by the enemy, and la now occupied by our force*. Tho re are no reikis to be seen, u reported by scouts, on this aido of the Chickahorainy, excopt on the direct road to Richmond. Tho force undor General Stoneman const-ted of tbe Second Rhode Island and Ninth Pennsylvania regiments of Infantry, Captuin Robinson's battery of light artillery, and the Sixth cavalry, undor Major Williams. The rear guard of the enemy which romained here last night, and which our mon had to drive before thom, was General Ixmgstreet's divialon, consisting of ten regiments of infantry, two batteriea and a regiment of cavalry, the First Virginia. Our advance was this morning strengthened, on ascer' talningthe force of the euomy, by the Eighth Illinois cavalry and two rogiments of the First New Jersey brigade. Tbe euomy, on leaving here this forenoon, fired two buildings containing commissary and quariermastors' stores. The engagement yesterday between our advance aad the enemy's rear, at Slater's Milla, three miles from here, resulted in fourteen of the enemy's cavalry being killed and several taken prisoners. They secured their wounded. The Sixth cavalry, which made a most brilliant ohnrge, had three killed and three men missing, and thirteen wounded. Howell Cobb remained hero last night, and left with he rebela this morning. Tbe enemy's retreat has been most admirably accom plished, carrying almost everytMng with them in the shape of forage and provisions, the wagon trains in tho daytime and the troops at night. The enemy covered their retreat with a line of skir mishers stretched aeroea the country, driving in their stragglers at tbe point of the bayonet. The Richmond papers of the 6th make no mention of the movements of their army. The country between here and Bottom bridge is thick ly wooded, with few cloarings, and In many plaoeslow and swampy. The jail here waa burned yesterday. The railroad from West Point to the bridge where it crosses the Pamuakey river has been torn up. The d extraction of the bridge will probably follow. THE ACTION AT WILLIAMSBURG. Official Mat of (he CaraaltiM la General Patterson's New Jersey Brigade. FIFTH NEW JKB3KY MOMENT. Colonel Starr, wounded, slightly. Adjutant V. M. Ilea ley, shot in the arm. Cmpany A.?Meu tenant C. Angel, severely wounded; Sergeant C. W. Annett, severely wounded. Privates James V. Snook, killed; John C. Striker, killed; Andrew Smith, slightly wounded: J. Bobbins, wounded; Ferd. Van Vleot, wouaded; H. A. Daniel, wounded. Sergeant William Fitzpetrlck, killed. Company B.?Privates T. 0. Morrow, wounded; Tobias Ilepron, killed; Michael Bowie, wounded; Pat. J. Car roll , wounded; Bhody Eugan, wounded; William Harris, wounded; Morris F. Marshall, wounded; B. M. Thomas, slightly wounded; Ed.S. Van Winkle, slightly wounded; John N. Brown, missing; Arthur Qutaa, missing; David Rice, missing. Company C.?Lieutenant W. B. Hill, wounded; Ser geant Phil Russell, severely wounded; Captain Peter Winn, severely wounded. Privates James Campbell, se verely wounded; Wm. Donaldson, severely wounded; A. Fran?, killed; R. Harrltt,slightly wounded; James Hick, slightly wounded, Geo. t?chriee, slightly wounded; Ser geant nt Campbell, missing; privates Ed. Blake, mUs iog; lewis Bradbury, missing. Company B.?Privates Charles Vandersee, killed; Jesse W. White, severely wounded; CharleeShipman, missing; James Hlgglns, missing. ('ompanv JS.?Lieutenant T>. H. I*lor, killed; Pergeant Hebron, wounded. Privates Wm, Kane, killed. W. Paul, wounded; Matthew Hlttenhack, wounded; Lewia Prime, wounded; James C. Reynolds, wounded; D.H.Regan, killed; Sergeant Thodors Abas, miaatog; Corporal Albert Runyun, missing; Privates Wm. Allen, missing; Ed. Grace, missing: David Russell, missing; PeterCarrabar, mi Aging; l-'ifer, missing. Oonpmtf A?Lieutenant E. A. Acton, severely wound ed; Sergeant Charles Kr.i7.er, severely wounded; privates Win. Buarh, mortally wounded; Charlee Hail, slightly wounded. Oimrany O?Captain Ed. C. Hofffcr, Slightly wounded; Lieutenant John O-imb'e, seveeely wounded; Lieutenant L. P. Whitney, mortally wounded sergeant Arch. McKay, severely wounded; Corporal James McConnell, severely wounded; privates Martin Doyle, severely wounded; John H. Fret-land, severely wounded; Thoma* Harley, ?e verely wounded; Michael McCabe, severely wounded; Kd. McGee, severely wounded; I'hiiip Poach, slightly wound ed; ThoodTe Woaver, slightly wounded; Jsmss McUulli gan, missing; Robert McFai land, musing, I'st. ? arroll, mi sing. Company H?Lien tenant W. H. Berry, killed; Sorgcant F. A. Baill.severely wounded; Corporal.r. Hugo!,severely wottu'ed, Private?, Stewart And-rsou, severely wouudod; A. W. Brown.severely wounded; Harry Barrow,slightly wounded,Samuel Cofldiu^ton, slightly wounded; Klei*rd Ay 1 wood, slightly wounded; Charles H. Richher,slightly wounded; Henry Cook, missing; John Hany, miss log; ( harle* A uys, missing; Dan.el t'armon.Kissing. Company J? Corporal Thomas Xorcrcss, slightly womdod;privates, Thomas Parker, severely woun led, Ge irga Walker, severely wounded. Company K?Lieutenant Th ^dore Young, severely wounded;Sergeant G. Dubois. killed; Corporal John IT, Van i'elt, slightly wounded; privates, Ueorge Belt, severely wounded;Alfred lilnke, slightly wounded; James Hall, slightly wounded; Thomas Ilamptcn, slightly wounded John Reilly, severely wounded. BIX TIT NKW JKRPKV KKGIMKXT. Lieutenant Colouel John P. Van Leer, killed. Adjutant Aaron Wilkes, killed. Company A.?Privates Joseph Price, killed; Jaa. M. Everlughain, killed; Jss (err, killed; K/ra Frost, killed Peter A. Jennlson, killed; Brazlllla Grant, wounded; Daniel W. Bobbins, wounded; Sergeant Chi*, lelnning, wounded; privates Jimea Re<xl, woun led; John Jeffrey, wounded; John Carter, missing; John C. Rla kbell,missing, Gordon Hall, missing; gamuel Her hot t, missing; Charles Whittlek, mw- ing. Otmpany B ? Private# John Osmond, killed; Walter MoCOrraick, killed ; Thomas <'unnii>gham, killed; George Htaiih. wounded; Hugh Manning, wouqded; Henry Rae, wounded; Samuel Case, wounded; Peter Wilks, wounded; Daniel Vail, wounded; Patrick Fee, wounded; Thumaa Owen, wounded. Company O ?Captain Jamee H. Hughes, wounded; Sergeant Ihornas Hughes, killed; Corporal Herbert Che* ter, killed, Privates Iiamel Clary, killed; Michael Conner, killed; Thomas <;raham, killed - Edward Moorman, killed; Patrick Tooman, killed: i'eter llooaxy, missing; MM Dines,missing, Miohael Murphy,miswag. Company />.?First Sergeant Patrick Riley, kilted; First sergeant James Walland,killed; PrlvAte* Timothy Clovan, killed; Joseph Parks, killed; Edgar Hudson,eer. g.ant, wounded; John E. Maxwell, wounded; H. I\ Mor gan, wounded. James McklmoH, we*inded; Edgar Roby, wounded; Aaron Stone, wounded; George Vinlmes, J. E. Ford, weunded; John Kestoersperger, wounded; John Doweii, wounditd, Frederick Wharton, wounded; Thomas Marriott, wounded; Goorgo E. While An, wounded Mid missing, Wm. Klnley, asieajig, Tho?wt* Caivort, mlasing; F. Nieid, missing. Company K.?Privates Charles Beohtell* killed , Ralph EI.-:ol, wouaded; Samuol LUly, wminded^' Wesley Hob in son, w utn led; lappa. woftndo<U Wm. Ilartman, WOUded; Alfred Riddle, wound#l; Mtct*e| Bayne, mi?s li.g, Nicholas liunbwrlght, tu'ssing, Alexander Smith, m losing. Cbmpamf f.?1'fivtt'os rtnon, killed; Charles We*!, ki ed , 4 ? wph lulled; Klijaii To-vee I, ki led; Co, ;>or*l Ik rnas 'By tii^e i, seriously wounded ( or J oral twk E. I.ippiuct^.f ^,lr j ? <- iy w n I. d Privates R i? ;i.i xIt no, a"? io-s.y v o in le?l;Wm imvide r,rllsht iy wounde .. I'< Ti'V 'glilly ?oi?d-d IsMC *\- f;o.' ail ?li?litiy v ? n led- i c < alw. i. v ? Ctm jMny O ? 'l^unnt I d-a ni Mi'choll, kill > i; P,i va'csjohii llorr^'.ghii, kiUiJi Bylteats ireiaau, killed , _ ? fclM.. w. h. Nicholson, killed; Chart** Jamas McAnall.ki led. Ml*. . james Bu'id.klUaij Owoua, killed; PhHip schoaa. 'a>tCjwg- u. Githere.wo nl Oe>rge Scbeuck, killed;Sergfe f Jam* B. Cox,wound ed, Private* John North, woun* ? ' d wu. ad; Wm hitman wounded, < ha XnT^' . ^rl aal atM Albert C Engl sh, Br. i T^iTS Mil: sou lloou, killed, Julin O. "aj"*1! killed Se<oud I.leu ler, It!led. Captain James Bird, ??"? '? 'rKe! i lbo.ii?? tenant Charles Merrwaa, wounded; 8? g^ wou?^r Flaherty, wo "'led; l'rivui-s 1h >uias Mk wouuaouy John ?>. Daniel, wounded, Lewis < ? Pu"* R? u tr?? Corporal George H. I'lHinan, miMing; Pr* "UM> KI1 u lr? ate. Charles W. I-ane kik> ?! *"? B. Norci u*s, killed. Edwaid uatuer, kuk* ? '?? Rower. Wiled; Edward Uvarraoro, wounded; Amos ?? Watcm. wouudod. George W..groan, wounded J?nn U. K t oy, wouudod; Edward II. Matlock, womdad; ****** Wa r, wounded ;Captaiu Richard If. I.ee, nmsius; P? ra: G. W. King, mlssiug; l'rlvata Jamea Eoa J??c, '"c'Jiyiny K.?Privates James McCormlck, ktWa* Ed gar S. Wilkinson, kiiiad; Joseph C. Lave, wouu?tod^ wj - luii.. G. Leake, wounded; William V. Robiuson, ?ft, maH M. Long, wounded; John Lane, wounded, * en ?? M< l!Lugh.in, wounded, George W. Hall, wounded; Si* I* iiim K. i:?evos, wounded, Cornelius Dowllng, buhu B> I'eter Bndo, missing. Francis A. Gaskill, missiug. K.tiHTLl NEW JkKSKY UKtt.HKNT. Colonel A. J. Johnson,severoiy wouuded. Mai'.i Peter M. Ryeisou, killed. _ . Conipat. y A .?Captain A. N. Free: and, wounded y ?m coaiiit Robert Wood, killed; Corporal Ed. Mill*. woua#?4j Piivatea John M. Rouh, woundad; John Carryaa, wooa? ?d < bailea W. Stephens, wounded; Jainus H I>a wounded; John P. Smith, wounded; Gebart Dealer,, wotuded; Wm. Flanmgbam, wounded. Company Liai.tenant A. S. Davis, wounded; Sar gKant C. H- l'eer, wounded; Private* Alexander Bigetow^ killed, Wm. Htch. killed, Richard II. Mills,killed; Geo. H. Klnrvlaud, wounded; Herman Calhoun, wounded, Sydney R. Suat h, wounded; F. CrampWn, woundedj Merviu Clawson, wounded; Dr. Demull. wounded; Davla C. l>?y, wounded, Wm. K. Jacobiton, wounded; Joha C. Joroleman, wounded; Wm. B. Winnow, wounded; AlberV W*ompan<i C.?Prlvstoa Aaron Burk. kUlad; Benry 8. Wiidc,killed; H. M. KreelanJ, wounded- Jokn S. Mitaholl, wounded; Michael Downing, wounded; Oliver S. Va? Horn wounded; .lamn Kitzpatiick, wo?nded; Wi liasa MiConuell, wounded; John C. Vandevere, woinuod; James Brown, wounded; C. W. Lake, wounded; John 8tc?wp^yU"'^I,rWate? Thomas Lewis, kllk-d; Patar Hoon?r killeil; Wm. Rooland, killed; Morris I*. Sals, ki.iet); Lieutenant John I). H?. kloy, wounded; P ivatm Charles Grlcnor, wounded; Henry U-hen, wounded; Har man R?hr, wounded; Jobu Tine, wounded, Jac .b Maiask. wounded; Joseph Ma.lare,mlseiug;.ii-hn Thomas, inissing. Cvmtuny E ?Sergeants W. W. Mutchler, killed. J .Un G.TTbm.. wounded (since died); Priyat., O. HVerrna^. wnnndfld* Corporal James Steele, wounded. Pilvataa Th< mas Skillman, wounded; John W.'Kinney, ktLad; C. Wa'kar, wounded; K. Balrtmplo, wounded; lheodora S-rgeant James K. Ouslow, killed; Cor nora1 ( narles Slioliield, wounded; Privates thom:ia Galla gher, killed; Robert R. Garrison, killed; Jame* heegan, killed Charles K. Rush, wounded; Uanl-rl Brown, wound ed Wm. Bellliald, wounded; Andrew Bradbury, wound pd- llii liael Brady, wounded; Jamos Cuinminys, wound od'uorsot Karbact. wounded; C. H. Fred. Aukusii^ (.ref fing. wounded; Jamea Higgins, woundod; Thomas S. La bi'gh, wounded; Aaron ilorsa, wounded; Andrew Mcleod, ^ Company F?Vtivatoa Tho?. Mack, wounded, Milligau. wounded; Martin O Gormau, wounded, lhon?a? Taylor, wounded; Philip Fermetly, wounded; Wm. H. H'<^?nanynw.?Corporal Jamas Watson, killed; prlrataa Daniel(Jstrander, killed; William Baiiey. wouulod, I Dorcmus, wounded, Gilman Ryerson, wounded, Ilwmaa ^^'^nyHl^Sc^nd Lieutenai t J. Henry Johnaoa, killedfseigeantThomas Clark, wounded; CXirporal Gao. W Swan wounded; prlvatea James B. styles, woundad, Mnfe? D'O^len. killed; Joseph TbackaryVlllol.Alba^ Bateman, wounded; Wm. B. Davis, woi:nde?l; John Kauf man wounded; John Mitten, weunded; George Payntor, w'o imiod; CharleB W. l'arker, wounaed; Jainea Spenca, wi'imdiitl and missing. v,u. T . C'.wjonv C?i tain L. D. Flma, woindad ; First Uaa tmaut laniel R. Bunell, woundad; S o>nd Lie i urn ant Henry A. Corson, wrua ted; SerganniGeo. ge S. Myara, uiTild- coroo at J as. 8. i.astin.kiliod, Corporal James X. Klffi privates Cbariaa' CartreU woundad: Joh. TrendwdU, wounded; Elyah Ellis, wounded; John Juerln, wounda-t; J. W. Van Elten, wounded; JosephSpaneubarg, m(fompany jr.?Captain James M. Brown, w> ua led; S?r ceantfami-.olR. Concett, woundad; Corioral Joae|.n 8. &nt wounded; pr.v'aua Thomas Lynch, muM; Calvin MU, wounde?l; Aaron Parsers, woun ad, Joh? ^linearland, woundod; Lemuel Marshall, miMing. I 8KVJCNTH W?W JKXSKY WtOIMMIT. Lieutenant Colonel F.. A. Oiriuan, wounded. r,?nninu A l.leut. Thomas C. Thompson, woundad, Serafa^l A F. Shied, wounded; Corporal J. N. Sl.Jaff, wounded Corporal d A. SmHh, wouudad; priratea T. Irelluid, kiUed^John Mocrav, killed; J. M. Gen^Ia, killed'Job A. Tyson, killed; 8. D. Bennett, woundad; S Brook!", woundod.C. Olna, wounded; G. Hess, wound ad j Kotaon, wounded; C. Silver, wouadad, J. T. Fil ler wouudod; John Calhoun, missing. icartas ! ??r8iss!s.*- isrjr^^ssr I wood, killed; Alfra.1 Maateraon, killed; Wm. 1kUlIa" ' boor killed; James Tagger I, killed Win. March, kilNKl, I James H. Campbell, wo mdad; Miohael Morgan, woujd ad Wm. H Swain, wouadad; Henry Vandtsrhoof. ed' James Avery, woundad; Edward Bracken, woundad; Joaenh W.Crane, wounded and mk-Mitg Company D ?Captain John J. Fritschey, Jr.. wou?d?d, .SecondLieutenant Banry Nawhouae (ot Company B), woundad Corporal Charles Hubert, ramalng; private John J. Frluchey, Jr.. wounded; August^U.ughl*^ killed- lanatx Frank, killed;OeoigeBrown,killed,Joh?|B Roibhiack^wounrt^1, Ueuunant John B. Line, wojndjl; Sergeant Kugent Jar via, wonded; prlvatea Th.MM? Robem, wounded; Jamos W. ConWl'ng.wou^jW* Rme wounded; Sam lei Baanatt, wo.mded, GaargaBa Iter wounded: Theodora Sundera. wooi^edjJ. Kmrnar son, wounded; Nelvm Hoffaian wounded; S. M. Saod ford waunded; Binjamla Gifford, woundei, John Day, wouudod; Wm. Saul, wounded; Wm- Ta7lo';,^?^?Jl Charles P. Othen, wounded; FredOolea, wouadwl, ^aorg* P. Crovell, wouuJeil; A. Williams, wounded, E. A. v^u!?5^rr?wo^; i^. tenant James I^ng, wounded- c5hS* wounded nrlrates Wm. Bloomfleld.klliad, Wa. toiiiaa, killed, Janiee M. Iiuby, wounded; Johu Clapitr, wounded; Robort Donald, woundei; F. C. tmw50J? ,w?r?? rSis'*UhiT Garland, wounded: B. H. Hatah, wounded ih^iBaj Mahn bank, wounded; h. McChnatlcy, wounded. H. Whtta, wounded; W. Greeogrove, wounded; F. a. Harriaoa, mlrS?5:nv F?IJeutanant A. F. Fuller, klllad, Corporal Georg^/Magee, killed; privates E. D. Bay, killed; Ban* lam in Hardy .killed; Corporal George E. I/K*e. wound^ lieutenant Henry Hartford, wounded; privates Reu..a? ChamberInln, woundod; Pat McKaever woun 1< d ? ** Harvey wounded; Wm. Jauniuga, w mndea, KH Kiuf, woundad; Charles H.intly, wounde?l; Daiinia Dairympto, wounded; John Smith, woundad; Jaunar^ott, woundad, John C Barkman, wounded; G?o.go cadmiui, wounlad, Richard lllrmM. wounded; Th.,maa Klrvln ^un^ Cumuany Privatea Fat. Connor, klllad, Samoal Cros^ley. killed; David A. Barrill, kiiiad;.Jatnea, M. killed Cant. Wm. Todd, wounded; LI'n.t. I avis ?. ward, wounded; Corporal C. Gannett, wo >ndeJ; pi ivatas ? am<? Bennett, wounded; Pat. Fillpatrick. wounded; J???* Groeu. worn ded. John B. Haiul. e, wounaed, An.os lUrl dun. wound'"!; Joseph H. Rohoitson wounded, >red. Sfchauner, wounded Luke It igley, woundod. Ciiminmi II Sergeant Jam?? R.iu hlolT, killed, pri vates ibomas K. Riddh.,killed; John^iijw" chnel W ha lor. killed; Gt. rEe? rcgor, kiM-d.MorrlaHoff mac wounded; John H. Oistus, wcranded; Crn. larvin, wounded; Fred. Davis, wounded; Chrle. \ ?"? wounded; T. II. Hlg*ins, wounded; J. D. Ketohum, r._Capt.D. Blauvelt, Jr.. wounded;Sergeant P. Phl!hps, klllad;Coriitral Geo. Doherty, killed p Ivatea, Viet B> alley, kiiiad; I.?aac Caake,Killed; Jamea lieaiey, killed? Charlt-s H. Taylor, killed; Alfred I'arxier, kil:?d; 5! W. vlV, w?led; Bd.ert riark, w.mdad; Th uiaa Divtue. wounded; William Byn-*, woutk adj Hstiry Mel1 arland, wounded; C. H. Madison, wnundetl; N V. Vanneat, aoutiUed; V. in. R*?e, wo m e .. M. Jewell, wounded . G. M. Uals. wouu IM ; t-. \W I'mick, wounded-F Pearse, woundod: W. 'lartdeld. woun l?d, * Van Alter, woundod J. H. Jlarsh, w?nn.ie. . Cciuvanu k.?I'rivaios S. Sharp, Kil.ad; Alex. Curry,, killed O)'rnoral J.C. Reed, wounded. Prlve'ja t luw. Quiim'wounded; Hugh Elliott, wounded; M. D. lAitrett? woiudea: J. Morgan, woun .led; ioter Spurn, woundod. Dwpnfih from Llcnteimnt Cnlttnil Fu nIIin, Of Ike Kictlsior Bflgiult. It.' t.TJMOUH, May 1ft, 13tt4. J. V. Trnmrrp, No 487 Broadway f-'hot through lK>th thigh*. Send my mta to Cratli. rental Hotel, Philadelphia, to-day. 1h? g.Mwa l?ng? hi^b. Colonel J. EG BE VI K Ail] ?.'.DC Tlie Woswliil at Willln Mthnr^. Among our Hat of the wounded at tio ball! Wil liamsburg U tba nam# or Ueutenant r jrrty.of |tn Fifth regiment, F.xeelalor Brigade. An there-are aev ?r?' of tha nimo nonnoeted with thi samo corps it may &.? well to give the name tn full, lb order to " ?ire bor ,or t? wh- m honor is due,'' which 1* Lieutenant >rall P ardjr, Jr. An KvPolLceman Klllel nt 'the Wee* Point Hal Me. Amang the killed at Dm late batfie at W Mi Point, Virgi nia, wan Lleutmai Proaa, formerly of ?*,? Seventeenth pollta pr?alocl tn tte* olty. I??auty Su /*rlntondent thr i>e?ter has i?su*i ?Ue following, uotlca * A c0, nect oa with tba affair ? 0*r?-? or Surawwr n>airT or Poucs, > NVaYoan. May 10,1*82. I Tlie new?p*pa*s of thla data, con f!Hn tho Intnlll .eiire tba l.tiiilen.'Uit I'roea i lata a m-mfcar oi lb? SeveuirvntU p o-in ?? p'dio<>).of C/mpauy 1\ Thirty-Aral rnt.uiwut New York Slate VoUint ten, w*a killed iu the rK?nt battle at Waal ivtot. Ibit the memb?rs of the dot Artvient nay have an op pn twilty to give aiprea Ion ?/j reeling* and take eurharlicn aa the mo:irnfu'j <-v? nt ealia for a tprelal minting ot th' l'o l' <vRellof ,Ai?r elation will b? h* d at lira Elglit precinct jt%tl*n fcor ?o co Mondav,tli? litn uu>t , at twulve o'dnk M. 'iJANIKL CAKi'KNi fcR. Ia'ca*, !i?c5etary? I'reaidout. Tltr KI lie A aad AV?,n?nlr1 In <1ia Mlchl can Fitf ii Krufmenl. r n . m I.', May 11.1ST.:. Til" VirH H the V th Mlflhlgtn te itn?ui il tba !? noo. W.Ufeva*hi^g r . en !M; w 'in' ,115. r tu | li'. t * .i' i u ti*, u.i t ia. te.iaut .U*ea , Coming, ot Qoutpv y 0.