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JAHBI UOHDUN BKIV WBT1V IDITOR AMD rRO!'RIKT(?a. orrioc N. w. COKNBB ur ioltom and NAM* AC 8TS. \ uliiine XXIX (I*. 131 AMI SKMENTii THIS UVKNINJ. FIB!. * fi A R nHN. Br >?d <ajr.? A n D >UB iw Siriii.i 1 UKV Ab It Hit ? A 1. LACK'S THF.ATKR Broadway ?Lokdon Agso BANCS W.MIR GAKDEN, l i ad??v ? OfBKLi.o. OLYM l'IO T11BATKK. Broadway.? Thb Qooo roa IV itlltKi.? ACTRHS KT l)?Vll"Ut-llH Dkll TANTB. NKW BOW ERY TI1RATKK. Bowery ? Maxbpi'A? Buc> a*ir.i 01 Amur. P- ioi K Lit) - in Danukk. lOW'KRY THEATRE Bow fry? Tub Hoose Teat Jack H ut-Ki iiim Kkci'ek? Uillimak a Holiday BARNUM8 Ml sKl M Bioadway? Two Gi Aim, Two rv .KI> a i hi wns. What It It, Ac.. at all bourn. Hklchk Oin At i *nd 7J? I'- ^ BRYANTS' MINSTRELS. Mechanic* Hall. <72 Broad. vn -tmioriAN Somia. Da.ncbs, hr st itsji'its, Ac. ? How >u k ou * t ukbn dacbs * ? fK)|i'8 MINSTREL 1IALL, Ml Broadway.? Ethiopiab ((Mi, 1 *>iita. 1c? Railroad htrLusioN. BROADWAY TI1KATRE. 4H5 Rroidnrty ? Simmows. AMERICAN THEATRE. No. 444 Rron4war._BALI.BTS, 1'lKTtlHIHKS. BlBI-rfcytK?. Ac.? DSC II A LtaP AD fcMiON DIABOLIQUE. &K5 Broadway ?Robert Heller, NEW YORK MUSEUM OP AN ATOM Y 61S Broadway.? < i uiositiL's AMD Lkctvuiu. iiom U A. M. till 1U 1*. M nODLKY'S H4?FRA HOUSE. Brookiyn.-ETtitoriAH fdvos. Dahveh. Brm E-njt'Ks. An. Washington hall, wuiiamsburg ? t?b datewtobt Bitot ueks WITH SUPPLEMENT. Km York, WrdnrtilNy, JI?y 11. 1864. THE SITUATION. Our lato3t news from the field of couflict in Virginia t>r:ngs us down to yesterday. Some serious fighting was th?n going on It was probably in the vicinity of Spott eylv.tuta, from which the sound of cannon was heard all d ly Tli* result has not reached ill Ou Monday the army of General Gmnt bai completed I la sixth day's fighting. I'p to this time the rebels bad bt'en driven fifteen mile*, leaving fifty mtloa still between our army and Richmond. Our losses are said to have been terrible so far, amounting In all to twenty-oeven thousand ? namely, three thou sand killed, eightoen thousand wounded and alx thousand missing. Our correspondent states that the supplies wore b'lng rapidly uaoa up, and tbat If the ?ncrny gives our forcea as much trouble in the future as they have done up to this time, there is much difficulty t*ef->re them Despatches from General Grant atate, however, that the army haa plenty of auppliea. He waa engaged yesterday la replenishing from the supply trail, g, preparatory to a further advance. Major General Sedge wick, of the Sixth army corps , waa killed at Spotttylranla Court House on Mon-lay. General Wright ?uccoeds him In command of the corpe. The General was klUed by a rifle shot from a sharpshooter, while standing with some officers of his staff on the outer worka. Our wounded are arriving in large numbers at Frede ricksburg. They are now so numerous tbat they are ly log in the streets and upon the pavements. A cavalry patrol ordered out could not do duty, as It was difficult to paA4 between the ruwa of wounded without trampling upon them. General Warren's Fifth corpe had a desperate battle on the Ny river on Sunday. It lasted the eotire d?y. The ?oetny was driven back three miles It was a success, but a c *tly one. Our lorn In killed and wounded waa very large, and Includes mm? p-nmmont officers. Gaoerai Lee b.is announce 1 to bis army thai supplies are cot off from Richmond, and urges tbe necessity of J tis'ng the r stores carefully. it la said do rations have b"<>0 served to General Hill's corps for three days Tbe movements of General Butler's force will tell dia - aitrouaiy for tbe enemy. He has sure '<sdc<l In cutting tbe forces of General Beauregard Id two by tbe op?ratiooe of General Kaulz from Suffolk, wbo crossed tbe Blackwater and burned tbe bridge at Stony Creek, b.-low Petersburg. General Butler states tbat be bas whipped that portion of Beauregard .? army under General Hill which was m Petersburg. It is probab'e tbat be had another on Monday, and tbat tbe roc-cuds on both aide* had a collision also. General Butler states vary confidently la bis despatch to the War [department, tbat General Grant will not be troubled any mora with reinforcements from Beauregard to lae lie says that bis army is now lntrenchad, and tbat ba bas order# I up aupplles. Tlx success of General Sherman In tbe West Is undoubi ?d He waa contending, at tie last accounts, for tbe poseemloa of Buz/ard Roust. Geoeral McPhersoa had reached R??sira, fifteen miles south of Dalton, where he cutting tbe railroad. Tnomas wis advancing In tbe front, and Scboneld on tbe Hank. General Johnston Is In Command of tbe ret>e!s We give particularly Interesting news from the South to-day, Including tbe message of Jeff. Davis In full. Tbe ? x true is from tbe Richmond papers exhibit anything but a hopeful too*. II Is conceded Mat if l>ee Is compelled to faii back oo Richmond the game Is up with tbe re- ' MMM. Official Information bad bees received by Mr. Mallory, I UN StcreUrv of tbe rebel navy, from Fort Fisber, tbat tbe pirate Florida b id attacked and aunk tbe United Hales run boat Huntsvllle, one of tbe East Gulf squadron to tbe West Indies, together with another vessel. It Is ais? reported tbat tbe Florida recently burned tbe Bos toa ship Avon, bound from China to tbe United .States. CONGRESS. In the Senate yesterday the bill to adjust tbe claims of ftilros arising out of tbe present war was reported back from tbe Foreign Affairs Committee. A bill amendatory ?' tbe act regulating tbe grade or naval line o. Hears was Introduced and re'erred. A bill to facilitate trade In tbe region of oouotry draine I by the Red river of the A'orth was reported. Tbe House bill for tbe organization of tbe Veteran Volunteer Engineers of the Army of the Cum berland and the bill to prevent smuggling were passed. Tbe bill regelating proceedings In criminal cases was tinder consideration for some time and a proposed s ib ?V lute for It was taken up and amended In the aecilon relative wi treason, by giving the government two aud the accused five peremptory challenges In all trials. The aut>jacl was then laid aside, and the National Hank bill waa taken op. Various amendments were aftered and rejectei, among wblcb was that proposing tbat tbe banks shall be compelled-to retain one fourth of Ibe gold reooived aa Interest on government bonds as a reserve] fund until the resumption of specie payments An ?moudmsat was adopted requiring each bank to make provision for the redemptum of is notes in tbe city of New York, and tbe bill waa then pasaed, by tklrty yeas to nine nays. Ibe Senate then held an executive session, and <? Urn opening of tbe doors adjourned. In the House of Representatives tbe debate on tbe eon teat between Messrs. Loan snd Bruce lor tbe representa tion of tbe Seven ih Missouri district occupied tbe greaier portion of tbe aaesioa. Finally a vote oo tb? matter was ?Motio'l. and it waa decided thai Mr. Ivoea I- eotiiM to tbe seel. The saoele bill authorizing the Secretary of tbe Interior to provide for tbe care. In States and lerrlto fl a where there are no peott?ntlaries, of criminals sen taocad by the national authorities, was paeeed General Pe iter's dsspstrh to tbe Hacretary of War, detailing bis ?eoraaeee In Virginia, was read from the Clerk's desk, and was received with applause. The Senate's amendment* te the Oooeular and Diplomatic Appropriati 10 bill ware ?ader aaoaidsralloa for soma time, but tbe House ad aU?S Stennwns Of them. XiaCXLLAOTOUt nwi A meeting of iba Chamber of Commerce ?u held yen terday to iu? action relative to the Governor'e recom mendation th?t the people pay the interest on tbn Stale debt In coin. The Legislature, in 1863, pa*se i an act whereby foreign creditor* were to be paid iu specie, while d >mostic creditor* would receive their due* iu currency The late l<e?;isiiiture, however, fulled to make pro vision for tbo payment e?eu of the foreign creditors in com. The Chamber of Commerce has taken this import a it matter tn hand, and appeal to their teuow c ti -ens to repair this wrong by subscribing and pltciug at the >lls posal of the fiscal agent of the State a sum of m rnof e iu.il to the difference between currency and coin, so that the pub io credit may not suffer The sum o, i'^S,&00 has aire idy beeu subscribed, and Messrs. K. S Wiustou, John J. Crayon. B. If. Held, W. H. Aspinwall, A C Richards and A. A. Low were appointed a committee to receive additional Subscriptions The Hoard of Supervisors met yesterday afternoon. Su;>erv.sor Purdy offered a resolution, which was unanimously adopted, directing ihe counsel to the Hoard to prosecute the owners or consigners of sunken vessels In the harbor, for recovery of expenses incurred by the Iltrbor Commissioners in removing said obstructions Iho 1 resident presented a resolution, which was reterrod to the Committee on Annual Taxes, appropriating 91,000 for contingencies in the Comptroller's office The Board adjourned till next Tuesday at three o'clock. The Board of School Trustees of the Tweniioth ward held a special meeting last evening to receive the report of a committee appointed to investigate charges preferred i against one of the female teachers in Ward School No. 33, in rotation to alleged cruelty to one of the pupils. The charges were preferred by Dr. 8. Caro, of Thirty-fourth street, who stated that the teacher bad rubbed soip iuto the mouth of bis boy as a punishment for words spoken in school. The committee submitted a resolu'lon, which was adopted, censuring the tearhor and suspending her from duty and pay for two weeks. Tbe report stated as ' a reason for the lightness of tbe punishment that the head tearhor bad boon in the habit of resorting to this m thod of punishing pupils who bad used obscene or foul language ; and . in consideration or its being hor first of fenoe, they wished to deal leniently with her. The Commissioners to erect a public market In the Eighteenth ward. cn the Lowbor property, mot yoster day in tbe Mayor's office, but did uoihiug beyond dis cussing the matter. The Commissioners are Miyor Guniher, Comptroller Brennaa, and Messrs. Stephens and Cornell Tbe American Anti-Slavery Society held tbeir thirty, flrnt anniversary yesterday, at the Church of tbe Puri t <ns, first In the morning and afterwards in tbe ev tnlng. At tbe mornin; proceedings a series of resolutions were submitted, which were laid over for future discussion. Tbey were brought up at the ovening meeting, and a lengthy discussion ensued on a motion for amending tbe first resolution of the series so that It might conclude with the words, "so that the covenant with death and tbe agreemont with Hell is annulled." Mr, 6eorge Thompson, Mr. Wendell Phillips and the Chairman, Mr. William Lloyd Garrison, opposed the amen dm int. on tbe ground that so long as slavery was permlttod In Kentucky, Maryland or Missouri , the oove nant still existed so far as tbe government was ooncerned, although it was virtually abolished by tbe rebellion, and also that tbe amendment could not properly be adopted, because the very action of tbe society In preparing a monster petition praying Congress to abolish slavery waa an acknowledgment that tbe covenant was aot annulled, as tbe amendment would assert. Finally the meeting adjourned, hiving decided on referring the resolution back to tha Sourness Committee. Tbe American and Foreign Christian Union celebrated Its fifteenth anniversary last evening in St. Paul's Metho dist Episcopal church. In Fourth avenue. The meeting was inaugurated by appr -prlate religions exercises, after which toe reports or tbe Treasurer and or the Executive Committee were read. The former exhibits a favorable condition of the finances of tbe association, and tbo latter s ows the wide field over which its operations extend. Including North and South America, Europe and Asia. A idresses were also made by some of tbe missionaries iu tbe service of the society. Over thirty thousand children, attached to the various Sunday schools or this city, celebrated their anniversary yesterdav artern'O i with more than usual eclat. Tha day being vecy fine added materially to the pleasure of tbe children atid their friends, as tbey marched through the principal streets, carrying banners bearing appropriate inscriptions and quotations from the Scriptures. After tbe 'services at the various churches tbe children re turned to their respective schoolrooms, where tbey were furniRbed with] a sumptuous collation, provided by the ladies or the congregation. So great was tbe crowd last evening at the anniversary of the Howard Mission and Home for LIUIe Wanderers that the doors were closed hair an hour before the time to commence ths exercises, and more than five thousand persons were uuable to obtain admittance. Tbe receipts were Ur^e. Tbo commencement exorcises of the Iaw Department of the New York University were held list evening, in the chapel of the University, the Hon. Th <m is W. Clerke. I. UP., senior proesisor in the U v Mep.iriment, presiding. The body or the chapel was well Oiled by the friends of the senior Cam, who manifested their appro ? val of the p-.ceedlngs In a s imawhal boisterous m inner. Addresses were delivered by Ave of the graduating class, which did them all much credit. The alumni ad tress wa< delivered by Kd*-ard Ca-tU, L.L.B. . after which the decree of batiolor of laws waa conferred on twenty -ooe members of the senior class. A suit was I roi-.gbt in the Supreme Court Circuit on Mon day. ti -fore Jiidgo Fotherland, against John Uowe, by the receivers of the Merchants' Hank of Trenton, to recover SIM OWi ? the amount of certiin notes, which fell into the dufend tnt's i?w?e-islon mst before the bank failed The cue was not concluded when the court ad.iourtied for the day . In tl?e case of Giles vs Howell, where the plaintiff sued to recover Are thousand dollars damages for tres|>ass, a report of which appeared in yesterday's Hmun, the Jury yesterday roudered a verdict for the plaintiff of flfiy dollar*. A number of riot claims a. 'ain't the city have been dft |>osed of In the Sup'Tlor Court, before .Judre Monell, where the pialn'iffs recovered sums varying from twenty | dollars to three thousand dollars. The claims, as a gene ral thing largely exceed the amounts awarded , and in some instances they hav> been cat down fifty per cent Ii the General .Sessions yesterday Robert C. Haines, Indicted for the murder of Wm. H. Williams, In Grand street, on the "JT h of January, pleaded guilty to min siaughter In the third degree. He was remanded for sen tence. l'eier B?-rt, one of the most notorious leaders of the rlot-rs last July, and who pieade-1 guilty ? few months since to an Indictment for riot, was sentenced by Re oorder Hoffman to the Penitentiary for one year and fined $2M>. Other inters ting rases were disposed of. hieven hundred and ninety emigrants for America left the port of Sllgo, Ireland, in the twe weeks ending the 2titb of April. The testimonial for lb" benefit of Joe Coburn, the Ame rican champion, which came off at the City Assemb y Rooms last evening, was a perfect oval too. and must have nutted a thousand dollars at least. Tnm Hyer entered the room during the performance, and waa warmlv applaud ed The cer< mo .ies wound up with a set to between Co burn and the "Uoknown," and the presentation of a masrive silver belt to tne champion, by Izxr l.azaroa, on behalf of a few friends < obnm sills lor l,ood n on -at* unlay , and on his arrival there will go inii Immediate training for the fight with Jem Ma<-e. A copy of the Paris Ia /'???, datel the 25th ult. , ?ays that by letters received Ir m Rome to the JOth ult It hss received Intelligence that on the evening of the arrival of the Archduke Maximilian In th >t city ? shell burst under the windows of the I'ope s palace. Several panes of glass were broken , but no person was injured. The excitement in monetary circles began to cool down a little yesterday , and matters commenced to assume a more calm appearance. The stock m irket was strong and buoyant but the transactions were light Gold was active, and advanced from the opening price. 188, to 199, a considerable amount ot business having been done on the fraotions. Government securltloa are strong; but there Is no stirring demand fer bonds. The military operations In Virginia and Georgia con tinued to prevent active buslnees operstloos yesterday, and but little waa done In commercial circles in either rorelgn or domestic produce. Nothing was talked of but the great Union victories and their hearing upon the bogus confederacy Scarcely any business was done, but the lew transactions reported may be found In another column. Petroleum was dull and nominal. Cot too was nominally 10. 1 Sc. lower. <? 'Change there was a further decline In both breadstuff* and provisions. Klonr was 10c off, wheat 3c. an1 oats lc. Whiskey was Heady. Nothing but "war" waa talssd of, and scarcely any one cared about bustoeas. The market for beef cattle this woek waa active at an advan' e of xc. a Is. per pound, ranging from 12Ke to 17c alli.c. The cattle were of an extraordinarily goo* quanty, and some of the finest droves were aaMi to aver age (uilj 19*0, tt>Q butchers huug H(k (or a but DOM ni granted, aad all tbe cattle aold Cow* were flrtn. with a fair Inquiry. Veal* were steady. SMpud lamb* wore acarce and about lc. per pound higher Hog* were active and firm laat week, but dult, tear? and lower this week , aalea were at 7i(c. to T'fc. a 8c. The tolai receipt* were 3,?I* beef rattle, W# cow*. 1,270 venlg, 8,436 gheep aod iamb*, and 13.&08 bog* Ureal Battles Vraltrday on tike J?me* lttvrr anil In Crargla. On the James river, in Virgiuia, south of the Rapidan, and in Northern Georgia, "the work goes bravely on." From the Arinj of the 1 o to mac we have the definite news of Leo's retreat toward Richmond, hid halt at Spottsyl vania Court House, and, in an inconsiderable fight at that place, tho great disaster to our arms of the death of General Sedgwick, the heroic commander of the Sixth corps. Our pursuit has baen all energy. General Grant, like Timour, does not "permit the battle field to grow cool." He is already face to face with Lee, and will give him no time to rally. Grant is even making preparations to leave his . supply train behind, so that he may go forward more rapidly, though Lee is standing still; for Leo's halt is in all probability only to give time for his wounded to get out of the way. Our wounded men are estimated at fifteen thousand, lying in the Fredericksburg streets, and Lee's loss is certainly equal to ours. Au army with such a loss as that indicates, and without the ex hilaration or victory in its veins, Is too much shattered to be depended upon for another hard fight. On the James river a great battle was fought yesterday, both by our land forces under Gen. Cutler, and by our iron-clads with three iron clads of the enemy. General Butler had re ported up to Monday the completo success of his operations between Petersburg and Richmond. He had then broken up Beauregard's communi cations with Richmond, divided the forces of that valiant engineor by the destruction of a bridge, beaten that portion ef Beaure gard's forces commanded by General D. H. Hill , and taken a position which he thought he could "hold against the whole of Lee's army." We may hope, therefore, that with such an ad vantageous position yesterday's battle oo the James was decidedly in our favor. We can hardly eonsider, In relation to the battle of the iron-olads, that any result but a good one for our side is possible. Yet the bat tle was doubtless a desperate one; for tbe rebel vessels ? the Virginia, the Fredericksburg and the Richmond ? are doubtless formidable ad versaries. With a victory against the rebel iron-clads and a victory against the forces opposed to Butler, we may expect the rapid reduction of Fort Darling and the ascent of our gunboats to par ticipate in the capture of the rebel capital. And with Lee in full retreat towards his capi tal. and Grant at his heels; with Butler fighting south of the rebel capital, and the gunboats thundering their dreadful summons to it, bow ( do the Richmond people feel? Ratber scared. Even tbeir most blatant organs despond, and talk of charity. Tbey are weak in the knees, and do not even mumble a feeble reference to the glories of the last ditch. '-We had not per mitted ourselves," says the Richmond Whig, "to contemplate tho probability of anything but victory." If Lee "should be unsuccess ful." says the same oracle, '-we greatly fear that the majority of the people" will lose faith In the confederacy and hurrah for the Stars and Stripes. Already the city is in wild disorder, held only by trembling militiamen, called out with one day's rations. It is without meat, and neither that nor vegetables will be taken there while it is so much safer for the farmers to stay at home. Food, therefore, is at tremendous prices, and the poor are frantic. While all this (roes on in Virginia, Sherman, Thomas and Mci'herson are striking another great blow for peace in Northern Georgia. "It is probable,'' we are assured by S^'cretary Stan ton, "that a great battle was fought there yesterday." Thomas, at last accounts, was on the enemy's front, Schoflold ou his right flank, and McPherson in his rear. If Joe Johnston can make anything out of that situation, either by fighting or retreating, he must be a very great strategist. What a glorious posi tion our military affairs are in when we may reasonably expect success in the three great theatres in which the war rages. And should we have that success in all, bow absolute will be the annihilation of the rebel military power. 8ecretart Stanton ah a War CoRrmsrovn ent. ? The Secretary of War has turned up with great sncoess in a now character? that of war correspondent. His despatches of the last few days to General I)ix are models of brevity and precision. We hope he will keep up this cor respondence from day to duy to the end of the campaign. Gt F.RH.T.A8. ? The withdrawal of Gen. Grant's army from the Orang<> and Alexandria Rail road seems to have brought out those lately invisible Interlopers known as guerillas in squads all along the line. They are those troublesome customers who are farmers by day and soldiers by night, und they always bang around within reach of *ome supporting army column. With the removal of Lee their occu pation in Eastern Virginia will soon be gone. A Rol-oh Coi ntht.? That General Sherman is operating in a rough country may be in ferred from those places hearing the suggestive names of Rocky Face Ridge, Snake Creek Gap, Tunnell Hill and Buzzard Roost. Out the veterans of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge will find a way to smeke out tbe snake* and astonish the buzzards. . A Serious Ream. Mistake. ? We think It altogether probable that In giving battle in "the Wilderness'' Gen. I/ee undereellmated the strength of Gen. Meade's army; for it wm j but a short time ago that tbe Richmond papers < represented U> >* mes< Tra Draft Acuin ? Tikk Tbtto VoI/UWTKbh.? Order* are Issued so rapidly in reference to the draft in this city tfcat it i* difficult, we should suppose, for the Supervisors' Committee to keep pace with them They certainly interfere most deoidedly with the action of the committee, and keep tlie entire community in a state of fer ment and dread. On Monday an order was received by Gene ral Hays, and communicated to Supervisor Blunt, to commence to-day the draft for the few remaining men requisite to All our quota; hut yesterday the General informed the Su pervisor that the measure is again postpoued for a week. Although this shows great and needless vacillation, and through such indeci- 1 sion causes a great deal of annoyance, which . could all be prevented if the authorities in Washington would take the trouble to inform themselves of the position of the quota in this city, yet we rejoice that the draft Is again post poned, and that Mr. Blunt is allowed to pro coed in the work so faithfully carried on al most to completion. Only about one thousand men are required by government count, and by the estimate of the committee less than six hun dred. This variance in the estimates is owing to an unwillingness on the part of the War Department to give full credit for the sailors enlisted. Now is the time, then, for all desirous of reaping the honors of victory to come forward and volunteer. Those doing so will got three hundred dollars cash in hand, and the war may be at an end in less than six months. For the army or nnvy the money is now ready for every man who volunteers. But tfiis only lasts for a week. So hasten up, soldiers, sailors and marines, and enrol yourselves at the commit tee's headquarters, in the Park. 'This is the last call. Come qirckly, or you will be too late Three hundred dollars or the draft. No Airrii.i.ERr Knoaukd. ? In the late battle among the almost impenetrable jangle of "the Wilderness," it appears that, from the impossi bility ol bringing it up. there was little or no artillery engaged on either side. From this circumstance the advantages which this terrible arm of General Grant's army, immensely strengthened as it is, would have given him in an open field light, were entirely lost; and yet be gained the day. What the result will be, therefore, should Lee attempt to make another stand en route to Riohmond, may be conjectured; for there is no position beyond "the Wilder ness" from which artillery can be excluded. We presume, however, that Lee ia aware of the crushing superiority of Genoral Grant in artil lery. and will not stop to put it to the teat this side the intrenchments of Richmond, unless General Butler shall succeed in heading him off. Splendid Success of General Sherman In Georgia. Terrific Battle in Progress at Buzzard Roost McPherson Cutting the Sail road South of Dalton, tin M<( til Deipttch from Secretary Stanton Co General Dlx. To Major General Drx ? A despatch from General Sherman, received at mid night, states that we are fighting for the possession or Rocky Kace Kidge, and I have knowledge that McPhersoa took Snake Creek Gap, and was within sov?n tnliei of Reeaca Ibis morning. You will remember that on Saturday the rebel* were forced from Tunnel Hill by General Thomas, and took a position at Buzxard Rooet, In a bend of Mill creek, just ni>rth of Dalton. This is represented to be a very strong position, which General Thomas was unable to drive the enemy from on a former occa-ion, when he advanc d on Dalton; but Re saca Is a position on the railroad, about fifteen miles south of Daltoo, and this will place McPberson, with a strong corps of veteran trnoj In the rear of the enemy, while Thomas advances upon the front, and SchoQold closes la on the H.tik trom Cleveland. It is probable that a great battle was fought on that line yesterd iy, and may be now in progress. General Joe Johnston commanded the rebel forces. Nothing Fines my last despatch has been beard (rota the Army of the Potomac or from Geoeral Butler. EUWIS M. STANTON, Secretary ol War. THE REBEL ACCOUNTS. Operations In Sorttiern Oeorgla? Sher man's Advanre on Daimn. Dai.to.n, Vay 6, IIW4. Contrary to all expectations, the enemy have advanced but little tn?daj. Ote division or Hooker's corps is at I ee A: 'iordnn'b Mills Palmer's corps and ooe div ision are in lront of Tuunsii Hill, occupying our old picket sta tion. Howard's corps and two divisions between Vamett's Stitlon and Red llav. are all busily engaged cutting roads, causewaying atid bulldiog bridges Tbetr advance will be neressariiv very slow. Numerous de??rters have 0<>nie Into our lines to May and given themselves up, say ing that their time expbes rrom the 10th to the la. and none of them will fight in the approaching engagements. Dalton, May fi. 1M4. The enemy have been at a stand still to day They are repairing both railroads as tbey advance, and hate a chiln or pickets which render ? It imixnMlhle to learn what Is going on limliie. The enemy's pickets were eleven milex from Tunnell Hill at two u'nloak. tioneral Johnston h is issued an order granting pardon to all persons undsr arrest , except those accuaed ot plundering and pilfering AN ATTKMPT AOAIN-T ATI.ANTA. [From the Raleigh lfogrsss.) The Dalton correspondent of the Atlanta Rtgi*rr avers that the programme or the abolition government for the pending spring campaign has been tt\ed beyond doubt, and, according to ml indications, will open with a grand demonstration in nn attempt against Atlanta, l'he move ment of troota on the part of the enemy, and all his ore Iterations, point plainly in that direction. It i< tmnwn t It'll thi ronr.r.ntriVum nf thr 'ntmv'i forcn in th> ttirviiMl of ' 'kaltanoopi w t.mitrr thnn on Ihf I'n'nmnc, and that ths;e is more activity there than at the lattor point. The loregxing la exactly in accordance with our views, expressed tn this paper a few days ago. Whatever ap pearancs n" attack upon I.es, or on North Carolina, the enemy may keep op, we oann t get rid or the impression or prt sentiment that 1 On to Atlanta' is now bis watch word. We know that our opinion in such matters is worth bat little, nor would ws obtrude It on any one pre sumptuously but still our opinion Is thst while the " On to Richmond" Is but a feint, the "On to Atlanta" la a rsaHty. _______ Capture of Contraband Goods, Ac. Cairo, Msy 0, MM Brigadier Gsesral Pr Inoe has Issued as order relaxing former orders, sad permitting supplies to posts I'aducah sod Columbus, for tbs purpose of merely relieving the absolute necessities of tbs citizens. The commanders of the posts are to use their discrstlon In giving permits. Oonlrsbsnd goods valued at 0,000, consisting of mo nitions of war, were captured st Goose Island, on ths Ohio river, seventeen mile* shove hers, last night. Ths goods were consigned ft parties oo the Island, and had bodn purchased of Homer, ftli ft Tracf.of Ht Levis. Three of ths part/ vers arrested, two Of W%NH ??eeped las i 9?ht. JAMES RIVER Secretary Stanton's and Gene ral Butler's Despatches. General D. H. Hill Whipped toy General Butler. BEAUREGARD'S ARMY CUT 1 5 TWO. General Kautz Forces the Blackwater and Burns the Railroad Bridge. Gen. Butler Intrenched and Ordering Up Supplies. THE GRCAT IRON-CLAD FIGHT. THE BATTLE TESTERDAF, &c, &c.. && Secretary Stanton to General Dlx. Washington, May 10 ? 1 XJO P. M. Major General Put : ? I forward a despatch this mornout received from Gen eral Butler. It tells the story. nmm M. STANTON, Secretary of War. GENERAL BUTLER TO SECRETARY STANTON. HlADQ'JAltTKRS, NlUR BaRMUOA l.ANniNO, > May 9, 1S04. J To Ebwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War ? Our operatl ns may be summed up in a few words. With seventeen hundred cavalry we have advanced up the Peninsula, forced the Cbicktbominy, and have safely brought them to our present position.? (Bee note A, below, ? En Hbraro.] Those were colored cavalry , and are now boldlng posi tion aa our advance towards Richmond. General Kautz, with three thousand cavalry from Suf folk, on the same day with our movement up the James river, forced the Blackwater and burned the railroad bridge at Stony croeek, below Petersburg, cutting la two Beauregard's forces at that point. Wc have landed here, Intrenched ourselves, destroyed many miles of railroad, and got a position which, with proper supplies, we can hold out against the whole of Lee's army. I hare ordered op the supplies. Beauregard, with a targe portion of bis command , was left south by the cutUug of the railroad by General Kautz. That portion which reached Petersburg under Hill I have whipped to day, killing and wounding many and taking many prisoners, after a sever* and well contested fight. ? [See note U, below.? -Eo Hsrald] Lieutenant General Grant will not be troubled with an/ further reinrorcemeats to Lee from Beauregard's forces. BKNJ. F. BUTLER, M^jor General [Nors A.? The cavalry operation referred to in th? above despatches is tnat of Colonel West, who, with two reglineoti* of cavalry, started from WHliimsburg on Thursday and arrived at Harrison >Laodiog on the morn ing of S'Jiiday, May 8. The command wi< ferried acrost the river and landed safely at Bermuda Landing ?Ku. IlKKALD*] [Nora II ?The rebel General Hill fighting against Gene ral Grant is General A. I* Hill, while the one alluded to above Is D. H. Hill, who, having been appointed a volun teer aid to General Beauregard, and having been , with a portion of his army, separated from the main body, as turned command of the detached troops ? Ed. Herald.] The Fortress Alonioe Despatch." BKKMUPA ri' NOHKP, Vs., ) Via Fort Monro*. May 10. 1*?4 j Fighting commenced yesterday noon, and continued till night, between General Heck man's brigade and several other brigades under General Smith. General Beauregard commanded in ierson during the fl,tlit. Our forces drove the enemy back three miles, neirly into Petersburg. Wo hold the railroad between Richmond and Petersburg. General Kaut/'tf cavalry succeeded in destroying some portions of the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad at Hlcks's Ford, and captured many rebel prisoners. Twenty go to Fort Monro* to-day, Including captains and lieutenants. The Fighting Near Petersburg. Baltimore, Msy 10, 1864. The Norfolk A>k> Rrpime say* ? General Butler bad a brisk encounter with Beauregard on Saturday, near Petersburg, and yesterday (Sunday) aasailed him with considerable force and drove him. G' serai Butler, It adds, "has the key of Ricbmond In his hands." Rebel prisoners report that General I-ee was wounded ?n Friday, and that General Pickett was killed. ANOTHER BATTLE YESTERDAY. Fight Between Union and Rebel Iron-Clads, fa, &?.. Set, It Is probablo that Major General Butler had another severe battle yesterday. It is not unlikeiy that Gene ral Hill has received reinforcements from General Beauregard, or has been Joined by that Gsneral, and a great struggle took place. It Is also likely that the great battle between the Union Iron dads, under Admiral Lee, and ttie rebel Iron clads, under Commodsre Mitchell, o<<mmenced yesterday. The Union iroo-clads are as follows:? Onondaga rapt. Melanotbon ?mitb. Tecnmseb Tom. T. A. Craven. Canonic us Com. ? ? Saugus Com. ? . Atlanta Com. ? ? . The rebel Iron clads are as follows ? Virginia Com Robt. B. Pegram. Fredericksburg Com. Tbos. R. Rootes. Ricbmond Com. Wra. H. Parker. We await tbe result of these two great conflicts with great Interest. THE CASUALTIES. Fortress Mokros, May 0, IBM. Tts follow log wsrs Wounded la the sogsgement of tbs Tth Inst., while catting tbe railroad between Richmond and Petersburg. They were sent to tbe McOloHsa Gsneral Hospital from City Point on tbs 8th Instant:? A H Mama 70th Pa O W SufTeran, 119th S T ft Swlar. 7& Pa J A Wf|S?ner n?.h I. T H H?oL 7#th Pa Phillips. Bhb N V K Kunder, tltUt NT J Maacheater IIAth N Y J P VeoT IIMh * T L Maldea. IIMh N V Corp W H Pratt, llMh N V Peter llurgm.n IIMh N T W V Reblnson. IIMh NT J I) Ward, IIMh (I Y W i Lee 1 1Mb M 0 W Jenkins. IIMh N T J frerteertalU I t#th NT J Deyo. Ilfwh N Y II Maul. Tilth Pa Oorp K r ? ?pantor, Hth Coon L ft Harke TMh Pa 0<irp H H Han, Hth Onan J I) I'eterman, 78th Pa frd Hmlth. Mth Cona W ? King. 7Sth P? J Martin Hth Coon ? h Adams. 7Hh Pa RD Locke, illi Conn .1 W K Tousa 7<Hh Pa C Donek, Cona p Johnson. 7lth Pa DR kUhoney. s?h ' oan Witt Adlianos, li?*h IT T .1 W llall. Hth Cone ? InSeman I'KHh NT .1 l>.i?le, Hih I onn Vtlnenl'to, 100th KT .1 Ashley. 8>h t:onn m Useste, I0"tb NT L Clarke. Sth 0'mn J A VMM*- UMM1 1 X A Hussy, t'W> Q eo Evrlnglon, UHD K sniace, 1Kb Ma i>iaut Uod<l?ril. 8th noon l.ieut ('udii ?V.ti Goun 3 W Hur fr. 13th Ind ? 8wiaser. lKu 1 ud Sergt 0 ff Foaer. PU Conn J L Thuruei. Hlli Cuua F ruber, 8th Onus U Ailmu, >Uh t'onn H Bran man, 8th Couu K Knliy 1Kb N t 1> 8ehulU, 76th ?*? H Pittinger 9th N J D 3 Chilli*, 9tli N I Corp J Woudhilll, lUh It J A Oilmore. 27th W??? t 'hi p A K Luveii, J.itu Mm H sl icS 1 1. '.Hi H V [J Ko'it, Kill Oiiiiu I* R-ilb, IttXh N V 8 1' KitiiT Sth Conn .1 IUi?Mv 7 til Pa \V Ward, 9th N J .1 A Erwin, J7 tii Mum B Geagei 'Uli Pa liieill Robert. 9th K J I) |i??u 7 til li Pi\ J A Cim uer, i' till i Pit II Adama. 4Mb N V .1 1'iaveiK, 2lth Ma*a \v II Clayton. 10th N R A Kaefe. lllith ft Y A J Kreema'i. llftih N Y i> l.igbltiall. 115th N V ,1 1> tjuui.. - Musi Lieut Huntington, 4 ?th M T li l> HcmiDi; 40th N V W MrNaiuara. 41 Hh N Y N ?chattache 1' th N Y G W Co.>k. 40th N Y J II Kllsktn. 40th N T C P I ones 44)th N Y I Kvitnl. 4!lth N Y T Allien, tilth N Y J Parrell. 4tith S Y Onl Hergt J Kenahaw, Hth N Y II J Pulclfer, 27th Mill C Jnlinaoo, 23th Maim P Donovan, 8th Conn J Hrinnwnrt. 4th H 8 Art W Mcls. 9lh N J K Klein, 2Sth Mass J Zeno. 1 :4th I nil Q Pureed, I4*th W Y J Kinale f, 27th Mam II Hr .t?n, l?9th N Y Jami'K Kali., ISili lad II Garigua, hth Conn A lleler, l:Uh I ml J 8' liwelrl. 9th N T L Clara. 27th Ma -a (1 N Niton, 2M'i Maaa K Keoo. I < Mill N Y K Klt-t/.. 7th Pa C Bai tintn, 2&il> Maaa f Wiener. 2Atn Maaa J Bon la, 47th N Y G <>rotuney, lUOth N Y (> Sullivan, litth N 11 W Iterant. 10th N II I'' F Sanborn. 10th N H It H Dommiug. 76th Pa G K Maratoo, lOth N II C Kigenbroutth. ll.Hh N Y O H Brown. ll.Hh N Y II Kalph. 13th Md G H Hall, loitth N Y L> John Vara, Sth t'onn Lit John L Mernaui, 8th Conn Capt lamps R Moore, Sth Gnnn W Huntington, 8th C-onn J J ft ll.iama. I l&tla N Y D Johnson. 76th Pa Li W Th on a-. 7t>Ui Pa J fenkina. 76ih Pa II Jackson. l.t.i N Y V Hughes. 8u> Cooa J P Alley. 10th N U J? Arnold. 9th II J fw?n!iG ,3th " H R n !.a "bkoown. I3U? MB ??r??IV.8tfcCoaB "" w I Dutclier. Htb coaa W ? rmln. Mil, o?uo F A (.arrnth W J ?t 9'h N J Thou.a* i oltou. iftib Maaa .1 l? liaiie. 9tli N .1 " B (iaaiuii 9th N J J 8 8ickh>a, 9th N J c A IXiriee 8th i'oub C O < onni>r Sib Conn 1* G Hoilglvina Hth Ooo? Young. 7ti?h Pa W Smitli 76th Pa, kllle4l 'iS'1 8'i'nboth, 76?h Pa w 11 MoMlllen Tilth Pa I' Mi-Ho oir*. 2/"tli Maaa CI, Nye. 37th Maaa W Riar.lon. Illtb N U M urray. Idtli N II K Amhroae 8tb Conn C S 40th NY J tUyera. 4Wth N Y later Forui?, tilth N Y 8er,jt K M taper. 4'itb N * J I> tamo, 4i)i h N Y V.,'ll!,r>"e,''u, 4111b N Y r Killenny, 40th N Y One unknown 40ili M T ??Wr,7MT Pat Murphv, 47th N Y H li Hiirkard, 47th N T A'*ii. ,!.c0 '"'r' 47,h N T 0 W Scan Ian, 47th N Y W Lanj'foril, 47th N Y geri;t I, Warren. 7 th Pa 1 MouLioinery 7C?h Pa Charlea Collin. 76th Pa oergt A Auatin. 8lli Coaa Corporal c W Thompaoo, Mk Oonu w Dudley, 8lli Conn J W illiama, 8th Conn . v*"' Sth Conn J II lluhliard 8th Cona B H Bee lie, Stli Conn G llainaey. 76th Pa 8 Markaiiah. 76th Pa J Q 8 tea ma, 9th N J J T .leuiniiKs, uiii n j F Brail Jit 9t'i N J J Kent, 9th N I J?i8lirar?r. 116th N Y L Criuae, 1 1 M i, N T J Leader, 76tli Pa L Snail, IIMh N Y V Lan jhnfor. ?5th Pa A L B own. (.thCona K Baniea. 2,"Kh Maaa J KirchgHaaniT. 1th Com G 8 uner. 12tn N It C Mnrphay. 13th Ind J Munver, 76lh Pa A Wallace, 27th Maaa T Kamaire 76t:i Pa J Kdmiinds, 9th N J A llaaa r, 9th N J J II Sayea, 9th N J A A Brewer, 9tli N J J l> Caw, 6ith Pa K K'ichuin. nxjth N * B Wilbur, 2jtu Maaa J Kelley. IA8tL> ft Y F Benjamin 7r*ii p? u Ail ller 7"th R W Cook, 8th Conn LI H 8 Ulckeraon, let M T Mounted Kules F A Downing, luoth N T K J Piatt Hth Conn OfS"1" 100th N T William Van 8cioer, let If T Mounted KiUea List of I lie Casualties by Che Commodert Junes Disaster. Tho following it ? Itet of tbe casualties on board the United Stales gunboat Commodore Jones, bio wo up kf tbe torpedo in James river:? K1LT.KD. Paymaster Cbaplia was killed instantly; Third Assist ant Kngineer Sawtelie is supposed to be killed: George t. Moore, pilut, expired at tbe Naval Hossttal yesterday . | WOUNMD. Twenty-seven are missing. Kxeoutire officer Adams was too badly wounded to be removed, and is oo board one of tbe James river boats; Acting Volunleefr LieuMft aut T. K. Wade, commanding, is wounded sod a* ibs Naval Hospital, as also are the following: ? Timothy McCarty, Acting AssUUat Kngioeer. J. B. McKensie, Third Assistant Engineer. J. 0. Barnum, Paymaster's Clerk, William T. Brofey, Surgeon's Steward; J. M. Neve, Aotiog Master's Mate. Peter Corner, Thomas Hirvey, George Brooks, Wiiitsai B. Bell. Cbarles Barnard, John Carnrow. John Short, Benjamin Palmer, Reuben Hornsby, Joseph Insloes, And. Llnquish, James Kraxer, James Baker, Samuel Collins, Frank Ryer, hatblel Phoenix, Robert Langiey, William Moonoy, Frank Morris, Cbarles I^e, I.eo Smith, Thomas Anderson, Cyras Whiten, Jobn O'Oonaei. Wm. C. Moras, Henry Watrous, Fred. A. Davis, Jobs Mosa, Mick. Kennedy, Henry M'Uiey, James P. Sparks, Jordan W. Cailin, Wm. Myers, Peter H~ods, J. S. Hamil ton, Jobn Porter, James Russell, George U. Visber, Jt*?a Matthews. Wm. McDoonel, John Wilson, Ceo. F. Moore, Wm. McCuiro, Thomas Reese, Thomas Sullivan, Joha Williams. Thomas Stayner, Kdw. G Locke, George H. ]/>ng. Wm. W. Hoi ton, Wm. Frederick, Aug. Latin, Shad rack Parker. Wm. Powers. The rescued of the Commodore Jones dssire to return their hoartfelt gratitude to the noble officers and orews of tbe Commodore Morris and Tecumseb for their timely aid In Raving and assisting the unfortunate mea wks are suilerers by this terrible disaster. THE REBEL ACCOUNTS; Tlio Rnrmjr wn m? Roathilda. [From the Richmond Despatch, Mar T.I The moverauntsor ilie enemy oo tii? Southside, aodsr Gen. W K. i Maldy ) Smith. sre as yei but little known, with the e\centl?D of a general intention to flank Drewry*S Hmir. A gent '000*0. who left City Point Thursday night, ? boot einbt o'clock, says th-.t on that allortioon, about four o'clock, tbo enemy landed a force of some 2,000 at City I'oiut, rapturing cur picket guard of thirty men, un<ier command of Lieut, bugger. Our aigoat station was also captured, but the men made their escape. Ihe main bulk of the enemy's Torre proce eded to Bermuda Hundred, about three mile* higher up .lames river. m Chi'sterlleld county, where they landed a force varioaalF eeliuiatod nl from ten to life mi thousand men Ha counted lorty-one transports, and other* could be seen la the d stance, coming up James river Tb Is large flotilla was convoyed i>y three iron-clads (Monitors) and four wn den gunboat*. lierinnda Hundred In near the moutb of the Appomat , to. river, on its western bank, and but tea miles from I 're wry h Itlutl. It Is a, go within two or three hours timr i ll 0 the I'lchinond and Po ersburg Railroad. Ihe orep irntions at Fortress Monroe for the expedition ha>e t.een very extensive. Three hospital steamships? Ihn ^late of M line, Connecticut and New World ? all ac company II. and all the hospital* at Old Total have been cleared out to receive the wounded. The chief of ilie iron clad* winch accompany the trans ports ia the cnonduga, an entirely new vessel, Just fin ished in New York, which arrived at Fortress Monroe laat week. It m claimed by the Yank-es tliat in her all lbs de'ecis of the I r lesson Monitors uro avoided , ber turrets being built on a heavier and sironger (dan, her ventila tion better, and ber deck lint fifteen inches above water, ner guns throw tliteentnch shot und rilled abell. It whs rumored on ihe streets yesterdav that I be Yan kees had struck the Richmond ind Petersburg K-nlroidal I'ort Walthall Junction, but this report is not confirmed, and lost night oar troops were still in possession of tbs past. Ths following telegram wsa received here last night:? I>TK>uiiirR<i, May 6, 184)4. Our forces wars skirml.-hing with the enemy's foroaa near Port Walthall Junction at six o'clock this evening. UFO. K. I'll -KBIT, Ma|or t.oneral Commanding. We learn. In addition t > this, that later intellljauca an nounces tbat Ibe enemy had been driven back. ADDITIONAL POltCB OF TRANSPORTS AND OCNBO ATI IN THR KIVRK. I.a?t night Intelligence was received here that thlrtf five of the enemy 's gunboats ana transports had passed Harrison's landing, and seventy were iQ sight, making one hundred and fl\ e in all Blx of ibe squadron came up, and one of tbem, ths leading vessel, was blown up by a toriiedo. The other five then landed their troops at Curies Neck. At last account' there were several guulioala In slghl or Gregory's farm, two and a balf miles from Cbaffln's Bluff. DESTRUCTION OP A YANKKI OtTNBOAT BT A TOl PMV1 ? Att ON 'BOARD BLOWN DP. From a despatch received at the Navy Department from Ueut. Hunter Davids <n. in charge of submariss defences, we Isiro that a Yankee gunb<>at ran foul of o*s of tbo torpedo senttuels in tne James river yesterday morning, and was blown to atoms. He aays there "la bsrdly a piece lalt as big a* a row boat." The explosion occurred at f>eep Bottom. near AJkta's Landing, about twelve miles below lbs city, and not* soul on board escaped the disaster. MOVKMKNTS ON THS PKNINSfTT.A. The Yankee force which hsa been at West Point for a week broke up their camp on Thursday, and wheo last beard trom were marching in the direction oi old I'burch, In Hanover county. They number about four thousand. It Is said that General Duller is with this fore*, though from other sources we hear that be Is with Baldy Smith on the other aide or ths river. Tbcy bavo advanced up to tbs bridge wblrb crosses tbs Cblokabomlny rlvsP. Chases lit tha Departmsst Comiaaad sf Hlrl>mond. [From ths Richmond Despatch ! The following orders will expltln a change which has taken plaos In tbe oommand In this department ? SPECIAL ORDERS- NO. 104. HEADQUARTERS, DSTARTMKNT W RlntMOWD, May 5, 1HA4 S. Brigadier General John H. Winder baying reported for duty, pursuant to Xpsclal Orders 105, A. and I. O. O , current series, la hereby sssigned to the commsnd of ths post of Richmond, and will conduct the military police of ths city and dspartment until further orders. By command of M%or General RANSOM. T. O. Cemtwet, A. A General. OBNRRAIj ORDEHB? NO. 2(1. HaAngtTABTKRs, Drpartsrnt or RiniMotn, 1 May ft, 1864. ] 1. Major J. tv. Tegram, A. A. General, is hereby i Bounced on Ihe stall of tbs Department of Richmond. 3. Tbs Departments of Hsnrlco and Richmond havlsg bssn consolidated by special order No. 105, A. and 1. G. O., current series, all ths military business heretofors transacted at tha headquarters or ths department, Ex clusive of ths military pnlloe of ths depsrtment and mat ters Immediately pertaining to tbs post of Rlchmood. will be attended to in future at these headquarters, sad communications relating thereto will be addreesed Is Major J. W I'egram, A. A. General, at these hsadquartsas. By command of Major Gsnaral RANSOM. T. O. Cbsstvbv, A. A, 0. Arrival af Birhasgrd PrlssBsrs> Baltimosb, May 10, IMi The flag of trooe boat New York arrived a. Annapot ? to-day with thres hundred prisoners, who wsre e*chan(*4 on the James river at Alksn'a landing. They report thai Mi era was grsst exciittna?t ?? moo<| w*?vh*a is* '?} }