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General Butler in Full Posses sion of the City. HIS PROCLAMATION TO THE INHABITANTS. All Peaceable Citizens to be Protected In Person and Property. irmt of the Mayor and Aldermen for Be fining to Take the Cath of Allegiance. General Butler's Movements Previous to the Occupation of the City. THE PLAN T3 STORM FORT ST. PHILIP. WHY TDE FORTS SPRREftDERED. I ?ketches of the XVaval Heroes of Hew Orleans. Details of the Evacuation of Fort Livingston. lute rest iu? Letter from the Va runa's Engineer, Farther Rebel Accounts from New Orleans. fltTenor Moore And the Military Leaden Charged with Cowardice. Protest of the French Naval Commander. What Jacob Barker Says ef the Financial Crisis* AO-, Ac., a*. The Memphis Avalanch* of the 6th tost, un of affklrs In New Orleans that Minr Monroe and all ths Aldormea dat? kMD arrested for ref-iglag to talcs ths oath of allegi ance to Um United States and ace. to prison. Great dia trana prevails in tbe city. Food of all kinds la extremely ecaroe. Floor ia not to b? bad at any price. Mora of the Union force la yet to bo landed, and the river is fall of Union fusboate, mortar boata and tr ana porta. The A volant kt of the 7th Inst. aays:?We bare advice* from New Orleans up to Saturday, eleven A. M. General Boiler baa taken the St. Chartea Hotel for his beadquar tera. The Erana Borse.on Poydrw street, haa been aenverted into a hospital. The Jackson Railroad depot area taken poesosainn or on Saturday morning. The fede ral pickets hare been extended out as far as the croesinf of the Jacka?n and Jefferson railroads. Four gunboats and eat tranap ort started for Baton Rouge on Saturday msmlng. Bareral Union regiments hare been landed at New Or leans. All tlie newspapei a is New Orleans are still pub llahed, though a fsde<-ai censor ia plbced orer every ?flics to examiui all nutter, rnd ssclnds whatever may prove inimical to the Union cause. ? proclamation from General Butter was handod ia to ?lithe newspaper eRlcs at Mew Orioaoa; but they re fused to publish it, whon a guard fu sent to the 7rut Delta office who t<-ok possession of It. Northern prinUrs were then sent for, and the proclamation aet up and sraefeeA off in the edition of the 2U iuai. PROCLAMATION OF GENERAL BUTLER. HniDQCARTI 'tS, I'XPAKTKXV? 0? Tils c;ru>, I Nsw OuiXAHd, May 1, 1362. > Theclty af Kew Orleans tnd as envirous, with all its Interior and exterior defences, having surrendered to the combined naval oad lau l forces of thu United States, and being now in the occupation of the forces of the United States, who lure soma to restore order, maintain pub!io tranquillity and enforce peace and quiet, under the laws and constitution of the United States, the Major General Commanding hereby pro claims the object ard purposes of the govern ment of the United States in thus lairing poeae/<*ton of New Orls-ms and tbe Slate of l/wisiana, sad the rules anfl regulations by which tha law* of I be United stats' will be for the present, and during thn state of war, en forced and maintained, for the plain guiiaaas of ali go d eitiasns of the I'rlteU Sla'e?, as well a.* o;!iers who m iy hare heretofore been in rebellion ua nat their authority. Thrice before has tlio city of New Orleans been rescued from the hands of a foreign government, rnd still mire calamitous domestic insurreoi:iri, by the ir.oney an.i arms of the I'niied States. It haa of lata L>eeu under the military control of the rebel forevs, and at each time Is lbs judgment of the commanders of the military forces bowling it, it has been found necessary to preserve orier and maintain quiet by aa administration of martial law. Rreo during the interim from Its evacuation by tbe rebel soldiers and its actual possession by the soldiers of tbe Cnited .states, the sirII authorities bars found It necee sary to call for the laterrentloa of an armed body known u the F.urops? hegtoa to preserve the public tranquillity, rhe C mounding General, therefore, Will cause the city to be guarded, until the restoration of the United States Mtherity and his farther orders, by mnrtinl law. All persons in arms agaisst the United flutes are required to surrender than selves, with their arms, equipments and munitions of war. The body known SS tbe European Legion, not bemg understood to be tn arms against lbs Ualted States, but organised to protest tha Urns and property of the eltinena, are Invited to etiU eo operate with the foreea of the United States to that end, and, so set tag, will not be Included In tbe terms of this order, but will report to these headquarters. All ensigns, flags, drviees, lead ins to uphold any ? ihority what orsr.sare the flags of the United l>taue and those of 'erelga eoasulaUs, must not be exhibited, but sup urease*. The Amerlean snsl.n, tbe emblem of tbe United States, mast be treatsd with tbe at saoet deference and r aspect by all persons, inder pain Of SSTere pnnlshment. All persons well disposed towards the government of the United Stales, who aball renew the oath of allegiance, will re ;eire a safeguard of protection to their persona and vro jerty fro* i the army of tfce Unit*I State-*, an<i .be viola i?s v( st'cli safeguard wiil be punishable with death, til ps'ioaa still hfldlng allegiance to the Confederate tt itea will lis deemed rebels against the government of tno United States, and regarded -nd treated aa en*miss thereof. All fore aers, not naturalized and euitniag ails giuicr to tbeir rsspoctlre governments, and not hariug male oath of s.legiance to the government of the Confederate States, will be protected In tbeir persons and property, as bere'ofVre. in der the laws of tbe ti. itotl .ttatea. All persons who may have beretuferu g -en a<) her en os to the supposod government of > he Con federals states, or beeo in their service, wb?sb?>l lay. A wn or deliver ap their srma, return lo pescefj: ?ccn gMii.<ns, and preserve quirt and order, holding no fur ther ?orr" pondeiice nor giving HJ and ?mfort to ene ?ni^s ef the tt'.iiied Mates, will sot bs disturbed In their oereori or | roperty, except so far under tbe orders of the Commanding General as tbe evigsncias of tbe puuiks eer vies mSf r-nder necessary. Keeixtrsof til public i>re party, whether Stste, aatlnMl erCoafeietaie,s<i<.b as eol'eiti .os rtf srt, l.brai lea so*! museums, aa w*n n> all pnbhc buildings, all munitions of war and armed vessel*, will at race maks full rri.iroa thereof to ih*sese?4 All maauftrturore of arms aad munitions of I THE VICTORY AT NEW ORLEANS. Eher PUB of Uit Scene of the Naval Victory on tha Morning of April 24, 1862. i? <r 9 VARUNA S01IK HERE _5> N7j /Z ? | /<? I k SAY FULL OF OY$IEKfl?EF, FORT ST PHILLIP BAMYXifiuT Mi a Mi r%] FORT JACKSON 'osmonoFimcHAiN suppoxraw 8 tiVLKS-ANHJiAELTSk MARSH WOODS CUT DOWNVJjjl r*l, E! ti? \ Q VA sf? ?$ p?.J H'/lI rv I VaVTEBS, SOU SC. .4?Pogltioa of tho float daring tho bombardraaat. I CC? Robot flotilla, aw la tod bf lron-?ta4 batter?, tfco B? PoauioB of bomb flotilla, which daring the engage- I ram and fir* rafto. meat ranged la dtotanceo from 3,010 yar da to 4,100 yard a I placet- of business. All the rights of pro party of what ever le nd will be held inviolate. subject only to the laws of the I niteJ states. All the inhabitants are enjoined to pursue their usual avocations. All shops and places of amusement are to be kept open in the accustomed man ner, and services are to be held In the churches and religious Uo-ises, as hi times of profound psaoe. Keepers of all public house* and drinking saloons are to report their names and numbers to the ofice ef the Provost Marshal, and they will then receive a license, and be held responsible for an disorders aod disturbances arising In their respective place". Sufficient force wti! be kept in the aitjr to preserve order end maintain the laws. The killing of American soldiers by any disorderly person or mob is simply assassination and mur der, and not war, aod will be so regarded aod punched. The owner ef any house in wli.ch such murder shall be committed will be beld respon*ib!s thsrefor, aiid the uouse be U.tb'e U> be de stroyed by the military to liority. All di. irders, dis turbances of the pea e, ? id crimes 'if an aggravated na ture, interfering with 'he forces or lit? o; the United States, will be referred -o a military court for trial and punishment. Other m.ideinoacnrs will be subject to the municipal s'ltl.jrlty, if it desires to act. Civil ca.ises between party and party will bs re ferred to the ordnary tribunals. The lery end collection of taxes, save those nnp">??l by 'he law* of the Untied Sta'.es. are suppressed, except tUo-e for keeping In repair and lighting the street* and for sanitary purp<- sen. These are to be collected in the usual tnancer Th' i. r uiation of Confsder.tte bonds, evidences of debt (txr*pi notes id the simlitnde of bank n'-tun), issue 1 by the < o.rederaie States, or scrip, or any trade in the nam , is forbidden. It lias been represented to the Gonimsndieg Genera) by the civil authorities thai these Confederate cole*, in the form of bank notes, in a grsat measure, are the only substitutes for money which the people have been allowed to have, and that great distress would ensue amon.; the poorer classes if the clrculat.on of such notes should bs suppressed. Sueh sircslation, ttrsrefore, will be permitted so long ss any ons will be in considerate enough to rseslvs thorn until further orders. No publication of newspapers, pamphlets or hardbills giving accoun's of ths movement# of the soldiers of the United St* es withis this department, rejecting tn any way up- n ths United States, Intending ui any way to Influence the pubiie mind against the United States, will b* permitted, and all artlclo* on war nsws, editorial comments, or correspondsnee making comments npon the movements of the armies <X the I'nited States, must be submitted to the eiamluscon of an officer who will be detailed for that purpose ' >m theee headquarters. The transmission of all coma ."ilcailoos by telegraph will bs under the charge of an offleer from these headquarters. The artaiex of the United Mates o-nne hers net to ?? stroy, but to restore order out of chaos, to uphold th" government and the laws in ths placs of ths "pee sets" of men. To this end, therefore, the ef forts of all well disposed are invltsd, to havs eTeryspwels* ef disorder quelled, and if snrsoldisr of the United Stoles tltould so far forget his duty or his lag as to summit outrage n on any person or property, the Commanding' tneral requests ?s nsn?e ts bs instantly reported 10 the Provost guard, so that lie may l?? pvin L'b-dand bis wrongful act redressed. The municipal autnorlty, so far as ths poi,. e of ths clt; snd crimes are coi.?ern?d, to extend as iisfors indicated, is here by suspended All assesibiages of persons in the streets, either by day er night, teed 10 disaster, and are forbidden The various ?oapm? s ootnpo?iug the Fire f spurt 11.est <>f Vew Orleans will be permitted to rstaln ibstr organizations. and sre to report to the Provost Marshal, so tbet they msy be known and not inter'srrd with is their dune* And, Anally, It may he sufficient to add, without further en rmsratl-jn. tbstall the require meets of martial law will be Imposed se long m, In lbs IndgMsnt ef Pw United states authorities, It may be seeesaaiy: end ehiie !t is de? red by these authorities to exercise this g vernmee! an !ly, and after the Ur.tge* of the pa*' it must not be supposed that it will not be rlgorourly sad Orally gilministered as the occasion calls for X. By oetnsacd o.' Major General BUTLER, OPERATIONS BEFORE THE OCCUPATION. It was not until the squadron under Flag Officer Farra g'lt had passed ths Torts that General Butler saw bis op. portonity for successful co-operatlen had armed, and be made immediate preparations for ths transportation of bl? troops around Into ths bay In ths rsar of Fort St. Philip, of which a careful reconnolsiance had been made by Capt. J. F. Conant, of the Thirty-first Massachusetts re?inieLt. and Capt. Chsrlee Fv-?rett, of the Sixth Massa chusetts bittery. The bay had also bsen carefully south ed by officers connected with the Coast Survey, on I the Unltod Stntes steamer Sachem, and more particu lar'.}- by Mr. R. E. Halter,C. 9., flagship Hartford. PKOORMS or UK9SIUL irilJI. On the '25'.h General Butler bad got into tbe bay with the transport Mississippi, eontsio.ng tlis Twenty-sixth and Thirty ilrst Massachusetts regiments, Brown's com | pany of sappers and miner*, from the Thirtieth Maesachu i setts regiment, and the Sixth Massachusetts bittery. J Captains Kvsrett and C<jn.?nt were a spstched up the river to Commodore Farragut. announcing Gen. Ruber's readiness to operate in rear of ti e forts. They proceeded to a narrow, straight canal, some mile ar.d s half in length, to the re.ir of tbe Quarartine bulldir.gj, frotn which point they expected te proceed up by means of bay ous disco erod < u a previous exped.iion; but 'hey met on ihe.r way Lieu'enant ttggs, of ths Varuna, who wis on h.s way to General Butler with despatches from he Com modore Com|<ariog notes, they returned, each to the place he started from. orssanoys or Tiuiiwoam On theStfth the Miami and Lewis arrived in tbe bay with fifteen launches, and the Miami took fire hundred troops from the Twenty sixth Massachusetts regiment, with Colonel F. F. Jones, and stsamed toward the shore, wfe ch was approachable within about three miles. She came to anchor at tbat distance from the shore, and no S'.-Bday morning, ths 27th, the first detachment of troops that have yet, during the war, set foot on loulilaLS soil above the passes, set forth upon their errand. They were accoaparled by their Oolooel and Lieutenant Weitsel, of General Butler's staff. It was necessary to row soms six or eight miles along the Indentations of the coast and thro .*h one or two bsyo*is, to the month of a long and narrow canal out in a direct line from ths voarantine buildings to the bsy, dug for tbe use of flstermcn and others. This narrow passage is not wide en'High to pull through, and the current runs with great swirtnees. It wss tharsfors neoersaryfor the men to leave the boats and "tra?'%" them for about a mile atd a half, wading to the waist in many placet in mad an* water. With great difficulty and much toil some 304 of tbe man were got to the Quarantine in tbe course of tbe afternoon, finding It already In the pose I a sion of tha nary. t :s s*srr. n.iO wmx B?nm. Tbe rebel ;l#gs were still llylng from tbe forts; but there was little li'e to be seen In them, and the only eigne of lue enemy to te seen were "tbe sure snd bars" Idly hanging to tie ''agatAffs, while the small red flag they Lite to ?how, as typtcal of their being prepared on all oc >micii and ut/er all '?IrcuDetwicsa In fi,;ht to the 'set drop of bloed, hiwig by t.ieir larger colore. Meantime, the -<fata<.zas lied towed t e Great Pepubllc around to the bar, and the Ninth Cent *>cf cut, Fourth Wisconsin, fcjiib M? h gan aB-i Twenty first Indima rig1 inenta, to gether with the Secoad V em oat baiter/, were ready to take the bald. rrm Ham inouisjrr. Oa !he 2*'h, In pursuance of or iers :eft by 0e*. Butler, who had gone aehore oo the previous etenlng, Korae live bunired men frem Gen William*'brigade, seeompaaied by the f.aneral bltnself, were placed i, tlx Miami, and Iru.deii in the evening by the sam* tedious ni ans adopt ed the previous day. It was Oca. Sutler's intention to len<t several thmaaod m?n, an; atWm it to uOr, Fort St. T'hlllp by storm ; but this was rendered turns '?s?arjr by the s-irreuder of tl.e forts, bro pht *f?iU t>v '/t?r cf th* Jtr'u (Aey iao landing alon* Asm Tliey had lost ce<\rly eil thiir ronfldenc.e when tbe fleet ?o successfully psaset tb?m, and bow tuey fe't themselves to be lu a t-ap from which t' -ri 'vps no apparent "ten*. At midnight on the J7lb,s< to I -too of the gsrrtecn st Fort Jsokson rsected, acua.ly [ naiu^ia leaded fia ujpoa the later lor s# the fori ao4 The Chalmette Batteries Silenced Friday Noon, April 25, 1862. REBEL DEFENCES ABOVE NEW ORLEANS. Works Built to Repel the Advance of Foote's Flotilla and the Union Army, Nine Miles Above New Orleans. Tm WORK EXTENDSTOCtBOONn ponchamrain urf0 I STEAMER THE salue BOBIHSOM 11% ^SS/fpj RIVer FORTMORGA1 29 GUNS a&ADomrt ^magazine vuaie&s-sjm KlllXKir CEB. ID-FrotCfi B?Poneola. hreatening to slay th-'lr officers if they war* not elloned to depart In peace. Lieutenant Colonel Edward Higgle*, aeetng bis ca*a ww ? deapcrata odo, thought discretion u bo the better part for htm, end Jot them go, when thejr m i 'tied out and up the river with their arm*, and war* made prisooara when opposite Quarantine by our trtopa UTwa or an 0*1*. Th* following extracts from, the consolidated morning reports kept In the fort for the mt'Dib of April show tn brief ih* events of the week aa they saw them. It ap pear* fr <m the earn* report U?t4th*re war* ta the fort d ring i >? (leg* six hundred and n.uaty odd soul*:? terll 5?A Rnnbnat and steam aJoofvof-war appeared in '? gbt from Kort Jacksna, and ware fired at. April 11?One private enlisted in company of sap pers and miners. Company of H?. Marys cacao biers ar med yerterday. April 13?Sc. en vesseb> came np to the Point of Wr?4i. One of tliem fired a number of ebota at the forte and vae kc.s, and i wo gunboats opened tire upon the fortr April If?Two mortar boats opened fir* wilb great precision, and fired nine sboft. April 1??Naval engagement, bombardment of r*rta JncksoD and 81. Philip comu-.eti. ed, a mortar beat aad aeveral g inbeats opened flie at a i|oerter to nir.e o'clock A.M.; shelling continued until balT?paat six P. M?o*e killed, four wounded. April 10?Shelling commenced at half>paet six A.'M an i kejt up all day ualntarruptadly. Ftia cmiiced all night. April 20?Celling continued without laicrmtsetea trow iui night. April 21?1 ire from mortar vewe).: and gunboats con tinne<l uninterruptedly. Apr.I 22 and V>?"helling con'tn ed April 24--At half past three A. M. four slnope-ef war and a number of gnnboats made a ds*h tn para the forts. Some were disabled and ?mik or driven back. Fl*v?n or twelve snc.t*(!iled in pacing. April 25?One private, of the Alien Ooard, died this Burning. April 2<l?One prlvat* miastag 1a Outpnay D. Five Ocn e-'flrate gunb< aw reported lying ooar (juaiaaiiue. Dying slag-1 of truce. Arnl 27? .ittiorh" *1 nt;IU t/tf majcrUg qf tKt gorn Km at f\rt JcnJ'- ;n d tf.ltd. On tlm 2fith the Me lac had been all i??d to proceed to New Orleans with a fkm of truce, bearing th* wounled prtt?..err, and ahe returned the next day with letters t* the ofTlcera and gar. leon, which may possibly have had something to do with the final surrender. At all event*, the rebel flag ?v hauled down on th* morning of the vRtn, and natpt.atlona for a surr?nd*r commenced. Com modore Fari Ag nt had sent Ins tract kma to Captain rorter to demand the aarrroder of the fori* to the United states, and not to either branch of the naval service. Th' sur render was <1eir.an<:ed, and mad*, however, to the mor U\r feat. While negotiations were pead ng, the I?ulsiana< lying at the lime b?slrt* the Harriet lane, the latter naving J. K. Mitrheil, priaalpal rebel naval officer, and riiarles Mctotosh, second In oommand (both formerly of the t'n te 'flatei iVavy), an board, was blown up by their ortfor, and to th* great danger of the Harriet Una, arwl contrary to all raleaof warfare, (loth tfeeoffeoders a. e hid eleea priaoners. MiiiTAitv nanwci. Col. A. F. Jon^e, of the rwenty-alxlh Vaeaachusette re. Kl;n?oi? In-lng left in command at the forte, General Rut 1 .or proceeded to New Orleans wl'.h what troop* omiid be a eired from thoaa brat landed, followed quickly by the balanc of lila fores ia end about the river. Oa the I ^th halaadad a partita* hia sasaM Algiers, opposite ?!>? city, Gan. Loveil having matched l?m forces Out on the 25t.b, and hlmsslf taken tM sets to join Beauregard at Jackson. General Bntlsr visited the fort on the 28th, In company with Captatn Tartar, and expressed himself ctnOdeut af bis ability to have tek?n It to two day*' time. lie seemed romewhat chagrined that, after bia preparations of ao maty months for this expedition, ali the 'ight.ng and all tba glory should fall, thqa far, to tba navy. On the other band, Captain Porter wan corretpond uig.y elated, remarking tbat tbia was a happy day for htm Now, tba mirier fleet Lave certainly worked very bard and faithfully. Irer six days and Ave nlgbta tfiay kapt op an almost eoalmuous lira, many of tha ro?n going forty eight bouts without slesp, bring constantly kept awake by tba reports of tb?ir heavy mortars; and for this tbsy should and will have full credit. Tba fci? wrra taken, virtually, when Naw Or loans was overpowered, it balog then merely a question of day* as to whan thay would surrender. Tba a(>pearaoce of Gensral Butler In their rear oo'y hastened m event that must soon hate tsken plaea, and the r subinieslaa wac made after tba mortar flotilla bad mainly loft tba rtrsr. Wo endeavor to make these facte clear, tbat the public may under tand and appreciate the tree condition af tha nutter. At the fiat sum-ariar af tba forte Captain William B. ltei>*haw,ef tba Wertfleld, was put iaoomit.aad of fort Jackson, which * as found in a somewhat eunfosed but still very strong conditk a. Water had been let Into the three dlicbes which mrronnd tba Inner aad outer works. Ibe citadul was a complete rata; b>.t beyond thla Mttto or no damage of any amoiint bad been duo* by tba e (hteeo hoadred or two thousand r hell? tbat had been thr< wn into the fort by tbe mortar schooners. Moat of tha 'bell thrown want over tbe entire works, or fell wide, and of tboee which dropped In side hardly any were "of any acconnt/' as the toe aolidatedftnoraing reports, found li< the fart, %b?w. There s no doubt that tbe caoem ttea being In wSrktflg order, although two fast deet> in water, end an uocom foitable plate to work la, and the barbette guna being all in position? the place m^bi have held oat all summer but for th- dash past it of our fleet, and tbe landtag of General Roller's farce la tbe rear, which Utter even watt the mov>ng oouee ef tbe snr reader. From below we never eunld have taken the work* In tbe world: but the Yibkee pluck tbat carried u* paat then pet them la ear power. At tbe Quarantine I eoaverred with a large nnmber of prisoners, deaerters from the forts. They were a fine looking. Wordy set of men, wirthy residents af tbe lower river banks. Their clothing was somewhat varl> our, nearly all wearing shirts of a sosrse material and colored in large and very glaring plaid*. They were la. teliigent and etout fellows, rather above thaa below the ordlaary run of private*, and ? vmed quit* willing t? com? back ?gam to old government S?v?ral told me ihat ther" waa not a private Hi sitlier fort thai would not cheerfully u** tbe oath of allegiance, and koep it after it was taken Oar Maps Af Sew Orleans and Ita f)r ftnere. Wa fir* tba morning Cud *ceip?>* mapa of tba iris and b it'erlea on the Mississippi river, fro:n tN 11. to niue miles above the city. TUey show the routf ikeu by each < ivision of thmm while peeing theYorti U'l where Oneral Butler boated his trooj? through tM ayous ami canals tu the rear of Fort St. I'Wlip. in tin tap of the Chalmolte butteries below the cliy wlii )M mnd the locution of the principal public biiiidiutr*i tta avy yard at Algiers anil the p'ace where the feat ran [isa B^ippi wm built, and, in fact, every of i? ?M?t la the ipnro icb to the Crescent City. T!>e work* wad raft above New Orleans are also faith .illy delineated, and will givo our readers an accural* 1' ds-ye view of the ground over which tha vietorlnoi h.tre now rats#-'the ffood " o!d d^t." The notes e eferei.ee will be found full and comprehensive. Kvsr.iiniton of Furt lit vit?K*to?. jynopsis or tub kkpobt er aciinu msstkk i> W. PBNKINtiTON, OOIUI ANPINd irNfTBll SVAYp SCHOONER UKNBY JANUfi, UV FOHTBK'S MOHTA1 nnr, bto. The Henry Janes appeared off Fort Livingston Ap'j 13, finding there the United Stales echo <ners Kittatla iy and Geo. \V. M ingham. 'lha schooner Orvetta slsi ivtne ii? afterwards. Acting Master Penuin^tou wat itt armed ti).it the rtbels in the fort hoisted the s. ce- !,.m , lag every Sunday, and on that day only. Oa tlie 23t 11 l?i er truco was discovered 011 tUo fort, and Acting jujs er Penning.on proceeded thereto in bis ilrst cutter, I seat Irotu the Kittatlnuy arco np.inying, which, re\chin| he shore a lew miuutes in aJiancc,h listed the Ainerlcai lag on the ramparts of tlie fort. Six men. four woinei md Ave children, nearly all >t thorn r?sileiits of th? ?land, wnre present. From una of the womeu, wbost IDiband was among the troops that had oocuplnd th? 'Art, much Information wm obt'Jnpd. Shs stated thai the ort was in chargo of Colonel Theonvo ami three hi? :lred and thirty soldlors In all, ( bMly French -,n4 Italians; that they were poorly clad, with hot little ti Kit. Fort Livingston Is about el*.it uitlos fro* New Orleans by vUtter. The nee, v. hich carried th4* groups from the fort, was stUl up the bay, out 0i reach of the vessels. This steamer w is partly owns* by the planters on the mainland, part of whom are Union men, as aUo are most of the people oa the oprx>?itf sl.-le. The Temple, n small battery above Fort LlvVnmi, ton, was alao evacuated, only two guns of small sill having been left. At Fort Livingston there were found 0:0von <13-$ounders complete, three 12-ponnder howit zers, two impounders, one eight-Inch cotumWad, new and (tainted red, one 80 poend rifled cannon, three sperf fioM carriages, 1,000 82 ponnd shot, seventy oonloa) thoils, aud other articles of caluor Importance. The officers' apartments wore comfortaMy furnished, with abundance of furniture and a large quantity of pa* per, which they left behind. The fort 1s la good orderj and the ordnance, Ste., In good condition. It wis left Ifl ckwge of Acting Master Harrison, United States Nayyt whose hoat wm the flrst to reach tt. Colonel Theouvij1 anticipating an attack from the vessels, abandoned tM Ibrt and set Are to it, and also flred a brig loaded wit) cotton, ready to attempt to ran oat. One of the flrst sAq of Anglo Janata, whom Acting Master Pennington had previous!; known, and who was one of the number found at the fort, was to present him with eighty dollars la Confederate notes, which ha stated was his six months wages. L?tt?r front Assistant Englacir Hsrrli| off the Varun?i Itit fallowing latter Is from one of the officers of th? Varuna, whose noble career was ended gloriously on tM 24th of April, at the Qnarantine station above the forte:-* Vjtitsd Str.?Tjw 9rjeaifKX Psmucota, AprH 37, 1862. Cbam Bkothkf?Wo hois tod unchor in lino of battM with .bo steamers (*yu)in, Ponsacola, Oneida, Miastsiip* pi, Varuna, and three whose name* 1 do not remember, beUiBgin^' to the socond division?the second til vision taking the east side of tho rivor, and the first (to which the Varuna belonged) the west side. At two o'clock A. M. wo orocoedod quietly and c*re? "ally up tho river. It being the intention of the Coram* dore to take tho enemy by surprise if possible. Wo wort all at our posts?the docks cleared for action. We bad net been unilerweigb more than twenty salt antes when the rebels opened Ore upon us of a very terrific nature?such firing as was never seen before. Their guns were well served, and would have done credU to a bettor eause 1 he n.ortars end gunboats opened Ore on the forts tf draw their attention from us as we attempted to pass up tho river. The live or the mortars was terrible, the heavens wore full of shot and shell, dying In every di rect Ion. Our ship (the Varuna) being a very fast sailer) we led the tieet in paasir.g the rebel fort?, at the same time giving them a smell of our slxtyei iht-pcuaners. Both torts op' no I on us a sevore fire. It waa thee we felt tb'' M"i of a good commander. Aad wo had one, one of t!.,)?? - : ' bravest uien that ever trod a quarter, dopk. 'i:i ''.0,-gs gave bis orders In a cool manner and <Ji?t j-t . . o, which pieparod all on board for thou . i. . ?* liich nliowert. We passed the forts oni> to i. ito Tight bad Just commenced. Wo were' met by hcvon rebel guiiboats, three ei which made for our gallant little ship. Onr guns were well served; the men fought like tigers to get oat of thu. tight place. One of the rebel boats tried to run us down, and did succeed in oarryingaway our flagstatT. Our men heid oa to the end, wbll<>, the robe la having the other end, tho flag wag torn In pieoee; but, ibauk God, we had more below junl like it. I assure yoe things began to look dubious when the other rebel boat came at us. ftu we poured lute boy such a well directed Are that wuile on Are she went down with all oa board, only to make room f?r another rebel boat, which, In our dtsab'e4 condition, provod too muoU for us, our sblp having sunk and driven ?.?bore six vessels of the enemy. This last vessel strjyjk us about amid, chips, ws all the time pouring our Shot and shell into thein, ami receiving a share of theirs. Although in a dia> /tbUd condition, our guns wore too heavy for them; the* rSft their vessel on aiiore and set fir* to her. Oue of thl riy.fr boats tried to board us, bet was driven off witfc fearful toss. On- good iblp went down Wi(n bei flag fly. iiiS^Dd th?< crovr cheering. The laat gun w?# B^das tHj water Wts covering bor deck. Kotbing was savwTlftriy what we bad on oifr backs. The wounded were lakeq care of; but the dead went down with the ship on whose ilevks they fell. The oOioers and men all unite m the loudest praise of our gallant captain. He is worthy in every reopen to be the recipient of hfgb bom ra, and have a place iu history beside his gal,ant uncle,Captain l,awr"n?e. " Don t give up the sblp." Your affectionate brother, CEO. L. HARRIS, Assistant Engineer, Is to of V. 8. Steamer Varna. Sktfchti off the O/liter* off the Sew Or* Irani Fleet. Flag Offieer Devld G. larracut, who so gallantly dis tinguished him.ielf ia the atta< k on New (Vltau, was bom in Tennessee, en* iu appointed from that State. H? entered the naval service December 17,1810, aad consequently baa been m It for fifty-two jrwi. He m tered whoa only niam jtari of ago, ao that ho la Mf en'y-nre yearn of ago; but any ooo not kn rvlag bbt ago could not well bo perauaded thai ho 1,1 or or forty" eight. Always cheerfol tad affable, waa highly respertsd. A man of greet energy Mil ethooght? m.ne better euited to command an ex]>edi:i n of eo bold and (looking a character, and which hat faulted la ae groat a victory. Flag Offieer Farragut waa lo the Hue* with ronunodore Porter in the memorable engagement between that ship aad two Brttiah sloops?Phoebe aad rhrrub?off Valparaiso, Although young, la fart a mare child, he distinguished himself en thai eocaaion and nar rowly eftaped with hie life. Hie laat command prevteo* to saeuralrg the dutlea of flag Officer waa la the Brook 'yn. Via t?Ul eea service la about tweaty yoara; store duty, thirteen years; unemployed, thirteoa years. No man at the present hour Is ao highly praised tee the auccesofalaoeompllshmeot of a ?i ty with which ha was charged. Full of tope and cfih* weans of carrying out bio plans, he will ever succeed. 11 m officer* and meat lore him aad will follow wherever he wtU lead, knewiaa that his career is on to victory. Captain Theodora* Bailey, the second In commaad,aa4 landing tlio **eond or tub dlvisioo, ind late In command of the frigate Colorado, gallantly dla'mguMhed Himself In the paaaing of the forte and the ca turo of Now Or leans. QeHk native of New Tork, mid was appointed fforn that State, entering the service on the let of Jaa uary. 1819. For forty fear years he ha* upheld the Stars and Stripes .a the regilw service, and hailed down, or at least raptured, Um 41rst Confederate flag In the engage ment. We refer to the regimental Hag of theChalroette regiment, at Camp Lovell. Captain I'alley is a naval officer universally as!oemed for his kill in matters ot naval warfare Socially ho is one of Nature's noble m"n?ajoy to th?o whoso pie?iiaut lot it la tobeaeao otated witfe t .m. He ban returi.ed to the Caned ntatea as bearsr of despatches and for medical treatment. Quit* a number if the man and guns of the Colorado, the i nssel be bad the honor to command, participated in the ecgelement but, strange lo say, woo of them were in jur, d by the enemy's tire. Kie officers aud crew were very sorry lo see thelv goad captain leave them. All wished him Hod spsed. Tlurd la rank eomee Captain Henry W. Morris, ootn niaading the pensnonta. Captain Morris ia a so a New Yorker, and entered the naval serviee oa the 11a* ot Augutt, l#t?. HIS Ufa has been oae of great activity, and mnch credit ta doe him for the successful meaner ta which he brought hi* ship pert the Potomac batteries laat winter. Captain Morris shows hla years mora than any of the captains oa |hs station; but, tbotich beer, ing that mark, he Is active, thoughtful and prudent. He fbeght his ship nobly and elicited the warmest tntoml ui na for the rapidity with which bli gsei were batd'ed. dept. T. T. Craven, commanding the Brooklyn, rank* feacth. Born la the Wsu lot of Oelvnbta, brt U?*itrta4