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THE HEW YORK HERALD.
fas? gpg*? rrMMP** ' !>?_>? r ?? !?? ? - ? . - ? l ^ ^ > f WHOLE HO. 10,118. NEW YORK. MONDAY, MAY 30, 1864. PE1CB THREE CENTS. GRANT! file Mare* of the Army if the Potomac. Lee Apparently Bothered by ' Grant's Flask Movement!. Appearance of the Country and Crops Along the Lino of Mtrch. The Rebel Assault on the Fifth Corps. How It Was Repelled by Gone* ral Warrsn. CASUALTIES, If. Vmdi O. Loag'l Dtipttoh. Hnuxnunraa, Bboord Abut Coaid, \ Nairn Taylor's Bxidob, V*., M ay 80, 1801. J amout man's adtahob. ?antral Torbert, with a part of Uta First cavalry dlvl fln, eoneleting of detachments from a number of regi hnta to bla commana, niliil la puriuit of tba retreat B| rebele on Aoaday morn tag, tba flank movement on Mr right having ha* tba effect or sending that portion it Lee's army that remained in tip vicinity of Bpotteyl mala Court Hoaee towards Hanover Court Bouse at n ?cable quick. The cavalry column left Hew Bethel Ifcursh (about three miles west of MlKord Station) at gar break, Lieutenant Colonel Hammond, ef the Fifth zj.m York, taking tha advance with his regiment. Hm few cavalry pMnts they encountered modestly pstlisd, offering ns opposition to Colonel Hammond's ad vance. They followed the oM telegraph road, passing Steer's Tavern and Mount Ho) yoke church on the way. lit Taylor's bridge, on the North Anna river, they met Be enemy tn force. A brisk skirmish Immediately fel Ewed; but no advantage ooald bo gained with so small a ?, tba enemy being In a atroagly fortified position , jrwh a number or bettertee planted in such a manner that ?eouid edbctualiy shall onr side of the river la all direo- | Hu French's hnttcrypran*Ny responded to the gre or ? enemy; but he oouldde Utile more than hold his post- 1 Hi until the Second osrps came uf>. Tha oaaaaltles tn Herbert 'e command an ana saan killed and three anntvit m owsral anurar. At two o'clock P. 1 ?. flsneral BMaey, with the Third dl of theSeoond oorpa. resetted tha field, and prepare were commenced tansedlalety for giving the enemy Els In earnest. Onl? si Fierus, h oommand ef the ?d brigade, waessad la tha rljfct .aad Cel. lagan, with First brigade, to tha left, Un Third sad Vturth hrl. as aad the -river ran a small creak or bayou, |avtag n narrow, pea Insula like apace. Upon this ths ?y bad thrown ap a Strang redoubt, la which they saotntod several pleoea ef cannon. na naar. Oar skirmish line advnnosd towards the river under a I are from a strong line of rttesssn m tha earth on tha appoaite alga ef the asaok. First brigade waa immsdlsisly tn front of the rail-, I bridge, aaar which the enemy vera peeled la aa ex ive cartbwesk, la the form at a creaoant. This wevk bad redoubts, mounlsd with eanaon at Idtervala. cm nans unsus, i Third Maine, waa la eosaaasnd of tha brigade, aad to carry thla Una of works by storm; but, ha acted with great eoateeea and bravery, aad eSoore aad mea along by him nobly, the work f?r the tiaM imposalble to aeoempliab. Tha rebel i poured a saurderoae Are of grape and caaistar i ranks, while the eherpeheolsrs aad riflemen be I their hiooatssmc annoyed ua with their ire. Two r batteries, -a little In the rear of tne Second brigade, a rialaggreead, thundered away at tha enemy la , tiirowtng a perfeot shaver of shst aad shell into socks. akeawa wee etrnck by a ballet aad obliged to > the field. As wound Is not laager nnc, hut qaWs He -wee woaadad a few days ago. > wera two regiments and a battalion of tbe rebels tsenshassnts, and Ihstr gaaa were at last slloooed, wora- driven fToat tbetr riasaht between the e anddha Mver, end retreated aeross 4ha bridge. At rwe held sll the graaad Me side of the North Aaaa. wans mm a veais aeasn n asvanav. t few edkers hkcthe srnay Uiiak Lse haa aay aoa ntbie force en dho North Aaih. The people aloag the I by which wa msrchtl atate that LaCa army com retreatiag sn tbe MU Instant, ns he found bis quite aaliaaMi In tha wilds ef gpottaylvaala | It la so epiaioa generally aocsplcd In the arm y i Lee la ceaesnisnllng hla fbreea at Richmaad fbr ana I desperate atr aggie, and the preeeat reeletanaa ea ortb Aaaa is merely a aeesssary maaeuss to hold facftock wtOahegalshlc tratna beyoad?ho reach ? cavalry. i bear stories In -every dBreotiea ?r the Isaa or allied liiion ef the rwhel ?aty. Tha cevere punishment i aad Great have luflfcted aa them durlag Che laet eefcs baa opened dhetrdiee to the important met they are aetJnvbMlbtee TTsi mine mean, firm AntrrCoara, ] ? rea IfenH Aaaa, May iM F. M. j >-?ay bsa passed thas far wHhaat n geaeral < but even yet are may hare a battle hetarealght. t*f oar batlertes, uadertCapt. Oeoper aad Lieut. Wot MtMas the enamy tnaur front, who ia re> ling. All dny thars has hssa aatlve firing between ilrmieh llase, and our osaaaitlaa aum ap oner forty. p* mere busy all last ?Jgbt aad to-day destroy, i rallrvad to oar grant. oa can an rm mar. ivea o'ctoik oa Bandar nsaraing oar eoluma was i, Oca. Bk>rtlett'e brigade ?>f Oen. Oriffln'e dirl liag. We as oaaad Mm Mat rtecr wMhoat difflculty i pravloaa rhvara, whaaaocstfslned anmea make up tupony, thla * a email, parenraely oreoked aad tularly turbid A 'mesa. Growing fleida of oats and feeoec intact, Oh *?? haaass, having Ml In them I bacon, end nag roes aad wbMe paapie, are eeen ? tbe sacred eoll * * bavaetrucM ama, where tbe lice of wsr has sot m ?ds Reelf painfully praaaiaaat. mm, a e?mtanon. |anclng about three mih * Lebaaon church, on -apb road, some rob* 1 nrtlllery prelected egatnet E?er advanoe. Oca. Wet ?*n, accompanied by hla i uanal, waa ahead Soma ?h*? fr? shatter y t began to flail about us With mmt" ?Dd dangerous ice. One shell etrock tbe he* * ?* ?N* Marvin's _nt AdjnUnl General) horm '? 'Whetted cad in tbe open field, doing no danwy beyond aston tbe rsrlebne of the Chptala'e aacv *VMtl*g Buce ma asset sarrsav oar* a* orr. rr/ D, Fifth United Blatec ertlllery, E. lea la, "???* Rl? f, with eoma eberpahoniere from the g|a/*?lh n regiment, Major klltetl eommaadleg, aaderv I ef iliaaeiag this battery. In half aa heur tbv' J ri, and with ns ? farters ended the day's hen- > , aurausas sgsMet ear serpfi. We Mgt one kiucg J Wporai Wh. Mom, HW? MflrtX?,) A Lloutauaal Wbiilsr ui hiotrttsMm, ths t*+ Mlshl gM oavalry, Am. WhWi sooort, iwilpnw A? ?Mr Mr mmIH M lor mm.Muw, (K brsnght InmIi n aambsr or priooaara DariagtMMy sar krM MM aw a bnndrnd prtaoMra, including a a i^sr iM two UNlnuM, ssost being captured by flankers pmstrallag Ut woods aloag Mm mi side. Om headtaarters tbat night wmsA Dr. Fllppe'a, a targe ?M fSabkmed Virgin to MM too, abounding la bog* chimneys, maltlplied asgro quarters, thin colored oooo pMla, Md o spacious lava, filled with mngolflosnl Mafia troaa and gravsllsd wolka. awaL wniiim. Two rabsl wsuodod offloora wore found bora, port pro doom of tba batUaa oboot SpottsylvMla Court Homo, wboM wound* bad prevented tbolr farther re awvaL (JM Of 1km sgfosra Informed. mo tbat tbatr lam bo in tbo into MllVm worn thirty tnousMd at loent, whloh, whether It bo saywbsre near tyta right figure or not, la certainly threefold higher tMa that etatod to My of the Rlcbmond paper*. 1Mb aamo officer farther lay* that tM robot arnay aid not look for Mob panmtent fighting M the part dT our army. f??y attribute Ouck*njnt to General Orant, and fi* net life it. Movnun* or m *? ml Longatreef* and Swell's osrps passed down the aamo road wo wore on? the telegraph road Htll'a corps took what ia called the negro foot road, a parallel rood, two miles to the right of us. They wore Mid to 1(0 poshing M at the utmost possible speed for Hsnovor Junction. Residents of the bouse My that those pssslng by here were ia exellent spirits. "What do they say m to the result of the late battles?" I asked one. "Ob, they My tbey whipped you Tanks sit to pieces," wm (he reply. "If tbey whipped us, how ia H tbay are net yarning M, instead of we them?" I ventured to Inqulfe further. "1 never thought to ask about that, but it doe* look a little qnosr though." DViSTVB) or nt rouniaama buookltk. The Fourteenth Brooklyn, Colonel Fowler, Ma torn of service having expired, left for home on Sunday; that to to say, about one hundred and fifty of them, the rent having re-eallstsd. This regiment hM behaved very handaoQMiy in the late battles. tan 1MBL GSSSRAL KCOOLUS. Incidentally It may bo worth mMtioning tbat tbe rebel. General Rugglss lived in this vielnlty. Our soldiers pretty well ran sack sd his house, the Inmates of which had fled, sad his letters wore eagerly perused by those hsving a taste for this branch of Southern litera ture. Near by bis place la St. Margarets shuroh , as ancient edifice, built of Imported English brick; but now, in a soar and yellow oondltlon. fi tablet over the main entranoe gives 1760 as ths date of Ms erection. nomas vr snuoouaa. Up at daylight, baity breakfasts Md our dbward marob wm resumed on Monday. Our -flankers continued to pick np representatives of the rebels Mattered through (bo woods, captain Bill, In odtamand of two companies .. of the Sistsonth Michigan, was very suooessfol la Um foraging for rebels. Among bis squsd of prisoners wm Lieutenant Ferguson of the Fourteenth Louisiana, who Mys tbat out of four hundred and thirty men, which his regiment began the campaign with, but forty are left a gentleman of tbe sporting brotherhood, Pete Lake, eT the Fifth Lonlalaoa, formerly Psrrott Guards. of Now OrleaM, wm in ths sams squad. Did not more weighty saatters press m my time and pM I oeuld make up a deeply iatsresting sketch foom this gMtlsman's rscital of his mpertenm in the Southern army. Jeff. Davis, hs Mys, ia abeat played out, and ho thought ho would "paM la m to jimcoo? caossma am ma. ReaohingOarmet church, we tamed from tbe telegraph road mto the SpottaylvMia and Hansvsr jnnotlM tarn pkm, and preooefiM dlrant tn JertehoMuia, ?r tknfefMer thia name, on the South Abm river. It wm expected that oppeaittM would ho made to oar crossing, bat a My rohsl vide ties wsro to be ssm, nlthoagh part or their army had crossed the fiver but aahsrtHaao before, General Qrif fla'a divisiM, which wm la the edvmtae, reached Mm river first, and OsImsI Swsttaer>a brigade, oonsistiog of ths Thli Ij eensnil Mssssm mills. Oohsooi Prssoott; Nmth Msmssli mails. LiMteoant Coloaei Bonly ; Sixty meed PMnsylvanla, Captain Meclay; Twenty seoond Mnssschu si aetts, Colonel TlHon, and tUb Fourth Michigaa, Oaptaia Marshall, wm ths first to cross the rtvar. The , water is not deep, but the bottom Mi reeky sad uneven, n pretty swirt current, and width about om hundred Md flfty foot. General AyrM' brigade foi lowed, Md tbM Sen. Bartistt's. At ooce Colonel Swel tsar's brigade hurried op a Cleared hill oppoaMe. formed in 11m of battle, Mnhle qutcxed U through ? clearing extandlag beyond the hill into the edge et n piece or woods and flred a voOey, think ing It wm not improbable that the enemy had hero om cealed hlmseir. Oar firing cnUod out but famt r sap ones, howsvsr. Tbe tnros brigades formed in btttle line, end soon Qsosral Crawford, Md Oaosral Cutler's dWIaione arosmil tM rivsr on n pontoon bridge which meantime hnd bom placed acrom tbe Arenas by ths tagbmsr oorpa. A sqmdrM of cavalry, Mfisr Lieutenant Ooonai Pope, nnd noaae light baiter im afoe orsmsd Fmrth Called States artillery, Uoutonnnt Steward ; lottery L, Flret New York, Captain Mink; Battery C, Third Msaaaeha sstts. Captain Waieott, Md Ninth Mmmchmslta, Captain Bigs low. In poelttoe on the other aids of the river, fronting n bonM whsro General Warra hnd tempomrtty eroeted hie heedginrton, wm Bnttsry D, First UnMsd States, Lioutenant Rittaabnus; First Psnnsylvaaln, Oap taia Osoper, nnd Battery D, First New Tork. Lieutenant It wm about roar P. M. when the Mttre oorpa bed croeeed the river, emept thobatteriM MsssdMstsylsg ?m ths other side. General Worm nnd ami or his staff wsrs alas this side the river. The Mtlre oerpe wm placed la pmittoa nnd bettariM located by GMsrni Wnrnn per sonnlly. Oar skirmishers begM fool leg for ths sotny. Nearly tws hoars Md passed. Onlyoooastsnnl exchange* or tbota occurred bstwoM tM aklrmMhorn. TM Impree stoo grew tbat the enemy wm in m foroe la Mr Mat, nnd that be hM calculated en oar eroming forthsr dowa ths rivsr, where the SecMd oerpe wm tbM having lie pesssgs disputed, m wn knew (Mm the henvy om. nonading henrd In thm direction. Oar ssm won taking sent tars sssy. some Md their nrms stacked; many wars seeking their ooflta The Sixth corps were eeming up Mbtad no. BsTore pushing farther M wm asssnsd-prudsnt to await thslr ar rival. Suddenly? a tbimdsrfeott wm sever more sudden ? IM enemy sssMltad our line. TM coocsrted volley of mnaketry wm tatrlfio. Their batter Im gred by sm Uom Like aiaMdasM sprtngtag from MM ground tbey made their appearance. Tbe Fmrth divMon for n mo ment gave way undsr tM su4dM-st>cck; but it wm only for a mossent. they quickly rail MM, Md wsrs unshaken n! tar wards. Gsaernl Griffin's nnd Gsnsrn) Crawford's divisions snst tM smaalt with vetersn flrnaneos. As quick m bad bSM tbfi onslnugbt or the enemy, we were In rMdlnoM to res let tM attack. For n while the ssm kelry firing wm to ssm Ml sad tarribta Oar hattarim M both sidm sT tM rivsr opensd In n memsM. The Rrm giving way of tM yourth division eem polled Col. Swsit ter's brigade to swing round1 a portion oT bis Um on tbe right to protect his flank. TIWM rsglments of General Bartistt's brigade? ths Float IHahigM, MeutaRMt Oolsaol Troope; Sixteenth Mfc bigan, M#>r Elliott, Md KlgUy tbird Pannsylvanla, Lieutsaant Ooloosi McCoy? wsss sent to his sssistanoe, nnfi, uM* ths bnttarle* laontsd on , ths rigni, resisted snc*??*fully/be repmtad nnd dsop* rata sfforU msds to OaM on OArrraa or coLoma\mow*. | Bore tbe Plgbty-fiftb regimMt, M >rch1ng by tM flank, ami a rebel regiment marc blag also by tM lank, Md, getting the flrst flrs, pat tM isttsr toafiigbt, but ant Mtll tbey hod captorsd Col. Brows, command lag MsOowm's eld brigade, Wllom's division, ami a large number eT other Tbla WMnet Ue ealy toetaawe sT sur ssm ooasiag In Mad Id Mad ooofllct with tM memy. Col. TUden. SIxtoMtb MalM, p* lata a p^orsMaf tumls with n rsbsl, bat same off viator, though ?tt until ho emptied hM revolver m other robots nreoad htm. Only with darkaam eloaofi tM s Ti t ? ' TM Fifth corps had bshavod splendidly. It Md Abe hsttis all to iiseir,.and tbsre could M no iMpntlstf lbffi?~""'-r or tM troope sad brllllaaey of the vlosory. 1tTMre tM flgbt wm thlekest thrre wm Gsaaral Warfm TToopa were aever Ma died with flaer akin- TM e.>saty wm ?g^ieteOr foiled oa rtyry slda, a?d j%a pU J THE MOVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA. The Flanking Operations of Grant? The Line of the Pamunkey. "? N^gREEM CItV pnirffj Bwinl Gnat's headqnarteva were l?wM?Buardi; aaorntag t?n ml lee fro* Hanorertown, which ?u captured m Friday, aad ?m itUl to oar pammUtm, with Ik* fury and other crossings of 11m Paanakey rlrer U that otai It waa expected that tbe wbele of Ma Army af tka Potomac would ba acroaa tbe Pamunkey by nooa en Saturday Tbe rebels wara to poessesion of Haoover Oaart Hoaaa aad tlcialiy, end It waa reported that General Braaklnrldga bad bla beedqaartera at that place. Tba eoemy waa Tartonaly aatlraat?d at from thraa thousand to laa thousand strong, wltb two brlgadee of cavaJry In addltioa. Tba oroaelag af tba Pamunkey at Hanavartowa entirely flaaka tbl ? laat aaaat toned poaHKm. It will ba ansa by tba above sap that Grant la rapidly approaching Richmond by tba north aad eaatt while Butlar boida tba aaamy to check oa tba aouth. AH the rivara bare been socoeaafully croaaad without having to take the w orks which faardad them. or tka aambat fWid oar bob ooa^otaly vtato rtaaa Oar low ta aatlmatod M skoal two kaedrad. H la only aurprlalag tfcat wo did not loco mm, anaatlir lag ?kat oar mi bad tw> earlbworka or aay protaottoa la IgM kahlod. II la artdaat tbat tbaaaamy lira aoatalood naoak kaartar km la front of Catoaal 8waUzar*a krlgsda wara foaad, aflar tba 1|M, thirty daad rakatt. Amoog aar woondad la Uaat. CM. Whit* Iiaut OoL Baokkaad, of Qaoaral Warm 'a ataff, waa abot la tka kaaL Oaptala Lirarmore, alao of Oaaaral Warraa'a ataff, bad two baraaaaftat oadar kin. nu <urrmu?. Wa kayo Mpiural arraral kandrad prlaoaara. Vrooa tkam wa laara tkai tka troopa of BUHa oorpa wara tkaaa oogafad la oar froat. All waa ?nfcN daring tkat night, axoapt oncaakwal flrlac botwaoa tka ytokata. Oar woandad war# aft raaaorad to tba coapa bsapUala, oa tba atkar atda af tka rtrar, aad tka oorpa raala praod af thai day? work. taa naaau an?. Iko aoaaiy daring tka night withdraw /rant aar lama dlata froat. A raaaaaoiaaaaoa waa atdatttantatra. lac by ansa af tka Ural dlrtaioa aaroaa tka Virginia Ball rood; Kt tka aacay wara round only la aaall Kwoa. Tba raaoaaataauoa dlaaororod tbai at two o'aioak tk?* aaoaa lag ? trala laft for Oordoaarllla with tka ?oaad*1 of tka prailaaadaf kaiUo. Oar troopa kald tka ratlra*&'. aad 11 la paokakla tkal tkara wtU not anatkar rakol tratavqM* arer it for mm Una. o?mana iiaw Oaaaral Maada vtaltad. Oaaaral Warraa oa fatafe? morning, aad oo*pllaMMad klaa tary klfMy aa taa kr? Itaat Ttatary waa aa Haaday, and bandaoma aaaaaar la wklob bo kaadlad tka aarpa. If oomplimoata ara worik My my. MM w aapwaaaatind ftr mm m mi In Miton, iw certain If mmttv ail that cm be raid in ho praise. We here captured about At* hundred prlaonern Some of tMN prtaoaera have done ? good deal of marching to get here, having been to Ue fight at Plymouth; tbenoa marohod ta Newborn, to araiat at the battle expected ta hat* Veen fought thare; thence marched to Drury'e BJaff aad. from there here. They eay that fifteen brlgadea foogbt Batler. One prle ooer told me that they could ataad ordinary oannoa adlng, bat when guabaita begaa ta throw Mecharalthe' ahope? tools, ballawa aad alt?they thaugbt it tMne to gat ?at of the way. CUMMUfflB. Lieut. Cora, of Qrlffla'a etaff, mm wounded while In the ?kirmmh by a Mlala ball, whlah hit Mm oa tbo elbow, Inflicting a rarara bat net daagarooa we aad. Lieut Appletoa, Company I, fifth ??ihaaalh bat tery, waa bit by a rebel abaryeboater hi the aria. Ba aaeaped with only a fieeh wemad. ,Bela ? aoaof Boh. Nathan Appletea, of Boatea, aad haa teas eely a abort tiara la the aarrlea, be bg a reoeat graduate of Harvard Uairerelty Be la tha third attaaraa Oot. Walnwrlght'a ataff. Chief of Firth oorpa artillery , aad alath battery aA oar la tha oorpa artHlory who haa beaa wounded aloaa t(|a oooamracemeat of tha praraat oaeapalga. Tha wanada of none are aarloao, how area, axoapt theaaaf Oapt. Da* la, Brigade laapectar , wouaded day before y ea ter day. Ilia aymtorna to-day are wry uatarorabie, aad It la thought be cenaot yoaaibiy raaavra Private cooley, Ninety eeventh Naw Tork, waa kHlad by a abarpabooter. Ho vaa drlrtng a ataka la oar vbraaatworka whoa be wra bN. ?j ^e twelfth llaeeaebaooto apyenra la ooara ftt Iter more th.n ? bare of oaeuaitlea LlaJMaal BarraH wao kiuad <* ** akiraiMt liMi A MM Ml )Mt ? bead ktittftf him laaiantly. Cbptaia Davie, of the aaase regiment, vu taken prieooer daring Mm Bight, while aaaietiag to locate U>? picket lis*. There w oew but (bw ifcin tart to ihti regiment. ?BiDa'e c?nrunKifriRT nor' a. The splendid lighting or tba Fifth oorpa, sueoeedlng tba sadden and severe attack by BUl'a oorpa, on Monday evening, baa ?lieitad a oomplimeatary aottoa from Gaaaral Maada to General Warren. Although a private lauar , I bnve beea parmlttad to oopy tba opening sentence, tba remainder having relation to UM disposition of contiguous oorpa. it la a* follows:? Hxadqcabtbbs, Abut or tub Poiomo, 1 , May 32?10:30 P. M. / Major General Warnum? I congratulate you and your gallant eorpe Tor tba bandeome manner in which you re paired Um aaemy'a attack. ? ???a a a a a a GEORGE O. MEADE, Major Gaaaral. IBB OLD IBOJf BRIQADB hag a repntatloa for lighting qualities too Irmly estab lished to allow their temporary railing back durlng"tbe rabal attack to anlly Ma good mum. At the time or tba attack tba brigade waa Just gattlag la to posliien. Banoa Mm temporary panlo aotslog tba man. Tba Baring or tba day undoubtedly If to bo attribute to Gaaaral Griffin's division, wblcb received tba bnrdea of tba assault, THB limiiOT. Batterlea C, Third MaauehuaeUa, Lieutenant Waloott, and H, First New York, Captain Mink, did wall on oar right. Into tba advancing columns of tba eneny Bucb murderous volley b of caae and eanlstar did tbeao bat teriea pour tbat every effort to turn tbta flank waa foiled. On both aides of the river we bad twenty foer oannoa engaged. A1VZ1BTT ABOrt Tim riOHT. I never saw a fight la wbleh I felt more seriously con* earned for the result, and similar apprehension, I find, was felt by everybody witnessing It. At this point the Fifth corps wer^tbe only troops scross the river. On this side the bank was precipitous and rocky. The river was spanned by a single pontoon bridge. On either side the water was In some places deep, and Its bottom rough with huge rocks; and the oppoelte bank, savlag tba nar row road winding among the trees and rocks, was, if any thing, a tee per and more difficult of ascent than tbat oa this side. Had our troope been driven back? which, of course, wes tho object or tho enemy's sssault, aud to ef feet wbleb be oontlnuously exerted himself to his utmost, and In the outset aaaumed no doubt or aucceas ? we would have had another Ball's Bluff but or terribly in creaaed magnitude. Mr. Cadwalladtr'i Dnptlefe. Niab ^smciio Mills, May 20?11 A. M. ?HI COl'NTRT ALONG OCR LINK OK MARCH. 80 much baa bsen said and written of the widespread desolation war baa caused In "Old Virginia" that your readers may be surprised to learn that wa are marching through a section of country abounding la large farms, wltb elegant restdencea and commodions outbuildings. Many of these plantations are under a high state of culti vation for tbla section of tbe country, where farming la not reduced to a science, aa it Is to the North.smonga ! denser population- The soil, moreover, la light and aandy | in the lowlands that skirt tbo creeks and rivers, and I nearly worthless on tbe ridges and highlands that inter vene. Tat even tbe latter are aown and plantod, and promise to yield a handsome reward for the labor. Wherever we bave gone alnce leaving tbe Wilderoeee large fields of waving grain have atretobed away from the roada for miles. TBS CHOPS? WBSAT, OTB* AHD VBOSTABLIS. Tbe wheat Invariably stands thlfc on tbe ground, but hi nearly all wall beaded and well advanced for tbe seaaon. But little rye, oata or ?k>vcr baa been found, but a large amount of corn has been planted everywhere. Tbe latter la very shirt and backward, but a favorable eeaaen might yet produoe an average crop. The fencing la' found in a better state of prceervation than wee ex pected, and in moat instances la folly eufflotent to pro tect tbe crowing crops. Every farmhouse bee an extor sive Kitchen garden adjaoent, well filled with grow lag eeculeota, and the people to general bave net that half starved and deetilotc appearance that baa bean ao frequently observed in other places. We are mo Ting through an eld, populous and wealthy por tion of the Slate, *ud the labahllaate bave man? of the laxnrlee of iHe remaining. lee hooeea and Ice are pleaty. OM eora end tedder are foond at every, boeee not Immediately on the main road. Live stock and poultry are also abundant. The scarcity of moi*e end harsea waa noticeable along the Mae of o4# march. Tbey bad been run off aa we approached, to prevent their onptnte and confiscation. tobacco. Tbe finest natural leaf Virginia tobacco abounds en every band, and two dollars a plug Is ao longer paid by our privates. Eaoh baa his pockata, pouches and haver sack filled, and hundreds bnvl bundlee of it dangtlng from their muskets, day after day, m tbey trudge through the dual and mud. na rnnst foe mor. Contrary to the geasral expectation, tbe rebels were yeeterday fouad strongly pentad la foree within two milea of our llnee. Tbey ley In tbe form of a V, with tbe apex reaching nearly to the North Anna river, between tbe fordo by which Warren and Hancock crossed their respective cerpe. Tbe forenoon wsa occupied la moving troops from both crose'oga or the r)ver, and discover iog tbe enemy's exact location and strength. Their ground waa found to be admirably oboaen and ex tensively fortified. Tbe formation of their line gave t bam every poeelble facility rer a quick move ment of troops (ram one lank to the other. A so? ceeefal aasault would have Involved great daughter, and waa not made,. Mow movoaaenla were iootllutod on > oor pert. Wrlght'a corpa recraaesd and marsbsd haiew to the reer of Baneoek. Warren mnintalna Ms erigtoel poeltion nt present, but will follow. la short, another flunk me v assent Is m pragmas. This Usee wo sir Iks far Hanover court Houee, and will get M. oca Hanoi n jbbicho. Last tbe long line of uncertain eommnaioation between this sad Waablagton may have delayed tbe tranamioBtoa of previous doepntchee, 1 will give a brief reoapitnlntion of tbe marching and fighting of the peat weak. On Friday eight, May 90, Hancock's corpa started from in front of Ppettaylvanla Court House for Bowling Green, by way of MaUnponax church and Guiaey's slatloa, aad arrived tbsre about four P. M. oo Saturday. Might aklrmlablnf occurred at one or two points on the way with small partiee of eooets aad pickets; but so foroe of coaslderable otrengtb waa en countered on the march. A strong peeiLleo was eeleotee and field h reset works thrown ep that would bare defied tbe oombined aasault of the Southern oonfedereey. On 8atnrday*mornieg, at dnyllgbt, Warren'a oorpe waa put In motion on tbe eame reed, aad eaoamped that night oeer tiulney 'e stati w, where It waa deieyed aa bour by n detachment of tbe Ninth Virginia eavatry at tbe croaalng of tbe Po. Burnaide fttllowed to Oelney'a atation that night, aad Wright brought up tbe rear aad bad n abarp eogngemeat wltb a portion of Scroll's corps lata In tbe evening. Warren puabed on Sunday aaveral milea; Wright fief, lowed cloee la bte rear; Burnaide teak aa intannedlate rond, between tbe telegraph end Bowling Oreen roods, and eocnmped on Sunday night near Little Bstbel ohsroh. caoasmo na sosn asm a . Monday Warren reached the orosateg of the North A nan at ihia place, aad Imnsediet ely threw a portion of bla oommand across. Hancock marched from Bowling Oreen through MllTerd elation, paat tbo eld Cheeterfiald tavern aad Oarnaei church, to a polat about three milea below this, and began ferdag a passage of tbe river there. Tbe attack aa Warree and Hannotdr on Monday ouooleg , la graph lonlly deeoribed by year oorpe ouireepoadeete, end le eald to bave eqeailed sny of the sampelgn for impetuceity and obetieacy, but wee gallantly ropalood nt ail points. The Doidnem and oeiertty of this iank mom. ment took tbe enemy esmplsisly by surprise, eoaapeited i hasty evacuation of bio Intrenebed penltlon at Spott sylvanla, aad to have barely g*on him Ume to tarry bla train* across tbe North Aatm befbre our arriynl. I Another brilliant page has been added to Amor loan history. Tbs satire Army of tbe Potomac waa aoroee tbe North Anna rlrer on Tuesday night, within four mllee of Beaover Junction and twenty-five of tbe city of Bleb mad. Tbo troops ere in splendid oopdltion to deliver bnttle and ready for tbe fight. There can be no queetkm of I Ac's inability to oope wltb en In open baitie. Hia war lasso, therefore, laaeree a retreat, If H ho M? already accomplished. ?aacoch aad Buraaido wore set completely scroeg outll Tamlijr evealag, and a vigorous artillery duel took place satamtdnr. Our lean* en that wl sf the lino mm ?at i M oiwaimrU* with tba hmui ef Mar m* MiiDUBltloa osponded kj.tl* rebels. Warrea ud Wright art alae Id ooaditloa to giro battle at a moaaoota nottaa. The <ap bitwi? Warrea aad Haaoook ? ihie *Ma of tba river vac Iliad wHb robot troopa at but whotbor U?a/ vara omiy a portion af to dispute our croaelag or tba atatn body a f tba amy waa not definitely uowa la a ay, ?law It war* Mm m mandlng geaerala. ( ma aaaaw n rau onuur. la "Intelligent coutrabaad," otafmlag to ba tba aar rant of General Loa'a oblof a t artillery, iaiirirt aad dame lato our llaea oa TaaaOay morning. Ba aaya tba rabala acknowledge oar prepondernaaa la and bar* reaolred to make no obatlaata raal aide of lntraaebad poem na. Qanaral Lm wad to bats aatabllabod bla beadqurtara at Hanover Court Doaai PdBt tarday. Ha rapraaaata tba aatlra rabal amy la MINI treat to Rlehaeood, aad aaya tba atand was mada MM aolely to oorar tba yilbdrawal of tbolr traina. ? ovb Loaega on inur. / Tba anamy naada a 'mora obatlaata natatanoa la MM fcc Banaook, on Tueaday evening, titan waa aatletpais^ aad aubjactad na to a furloua artillery flra tHl dark 1MB a few sections af batteriea. Our loaa by thla lira, hows?W| waa laaa than fifty In killed aad wooadod. Urir ehar* abootera kept tba rabala rrotn working several atbar giqd that ressalaad In poaltloa. Among tba killed yaatardBi waa Lieutenant Fletcher, of tbe Seoood Michigan, twOfe# ral Vfllaox'a staff, abot tbroogb tba baart by a MM ball. Ba bad tba reputatkoa a t be lag, proruialng yaang oflloara la tba asntaa. term of aerrlce expired tbe day ba waa killed. i aaa af iftagMf Bla tbraa Hjn MU4 THE CASUALTIES. ?a la (da leeaad Arm Vf aaaeii, S8d *T. Lor|gea^jJjl Caavaltloa Carp 0 L Bn band , . r'ao* uou"?ou*5r,Pn*C* N T, HarrlaM Stogy, % arm _ _left lag. rjw". Austin Jackaon, D, 3d Ma, Henry J bio * -right ki hip John Rook. B. 67 Ih Pa. hip John Campbell, Md N1 Daniel Freollne, 106th Pa, fare iorpGeeA&rahem, VmOigH Wilbur ESSw K Rodgere. P.I7th"PB Thoraae Belly. H, ?d.j Corp W R Mayetb, 124th BY Lowell Bujkpole. gergt ritoe Clark, H, 40thNY Sergt Tnoe Rueeolf. Geo f Taylor, B. 4th Wis Sergt Dafld Taylor Corp Geo Fltusseil.G,74lhN T Matthew Llson. O, Mb lirrlaoa Ripley, K. ifth Me B Baker. D, I7th Me Harrison, O, ?3d Pb 40th V X Corp G F Bllem D, Sd Ha Bergt Kdwtn Coie, K.toflWT Cornellua King, F, 2d U9 cnv Kdward MeQu.ile. 73d N T John E True, 3d Me ^ Mel on C Bean. O.lfth Ma Jar Mi A .liaier, F. 3d Me CorpJ>? Flynu. 93d B T M Walt. B. 40th N Y Ktigene H Youni SSNt Samuel IFre^^jrenUellJjlOOtb P| bteohsn Hampnon, 1. 93d B Wm B Barber. I. Wd NT ?SFn^^WW H, 3d Mel fito*ert Cook, r>M*Bl I Wa.ier Jonee. K, 9Sd ?} YBI Joaiph B Loghrv, B-W'li fjl Dsvtd Rtcbarit, C, 2d U 8 $ O Jamea B Smith, 80th N Y Jame* Uulme, D, 17th Ma Levi Oetrander, 1. 84th F? (h>rgi bennla Collltor. A, 7th Chae Morrleoo, 1. 3d 1 I Ira Allen. A, 4th i Me ^^^^^^^B^T^nr^^AhratJiar Mer thew, I, 4thMa I N Y Hergt W Boyatoa, I, Sd Ma | Y r rau kiln MoCarrlch,K,4thB el K Fry Pa Sergt II aalbralth. I.lOfth Pa Herat Addieon Law,* JOBthPa W 8mltb. G, eSd pff David B Mason. I, 3d Weston B, 17th Ham G Payn, 930 N T Danl Ackcrman, H, l?4th N Y John B All, A MJI J C'jrnu A (Jreely, U.Jfd U H 8 0 Bam A Beneaton, II. 4tb i Ba i ? Henry M Hie man D, fcitb Pa Oorpl B Baughman. B. 106tb L W Crane. 2d U 8 SUM Joel Purser. D, 09th Pa John Law, C. 9d i; 8 8 8 A 8 Whipple, R, Id n 8 ft ? 11 ugh Bradley, K, 9Utn Pa Patrick Pit. gibbon. C.72d*T Joel Mlxar, F, 4th Me Guatar ArndL U. 3d Mhh A B P-estoof B. laid Pa _ Jamee Bonney. C, 40th N *? Sergt A 8 Merthej, 4th Meg Edward Borne, A, 7l?tlMf Sergt Porbee Hllaon. B, IWtb John Ilanraban. 8a nil t Wool man. Seth Neweoifib. Bobt Schwinghainider,<X7bMl B T ? JamoaO Dal p. P. OW Paw ? Albert Good win , B. 4ib MaH 8ergt A 8 Mertbey, 4th *e_ Aioeri uooowin.o. ?ia? Pat McMannue. A. 74tb N T MorHe (Janaafn. 7thB * I Bergt A J Uibbe, I1. 9Sd W Y CaM Wjb M^lat^JSI Bergt A J Glbbe, ?Bi???l I Fran ? a Moore. P. Mth NY art C L Ollee. K. 106th Pa__ _ Corp Rufne Rump, A, 93a NT Jno McDowell, B, 17th Me B C H 'in si ng, K. 141st Pa Jno rv.yd, F, 20th I nd Barne. Lanadoa, H. 93d V *| ?SbMeai, ff. LtJaalktlHH Lt Jo eph 8 Little, fl Mai *m C MorganJ Mkliled M _ |Col Lakeman, 3d Ma W J Heal. H. 4th Ma Corp Joel Jackson. H.4t Geo C Oresaar, C, 3d Me SXiSSXP tSSUSn b react 4th Ma Cap>t Daniel Dougherty, ? Weanded !? I H Meadows, B, IBd Pa I W Ma' an, H, 149th Pa I Cerp A B MoCtare, B, 33th I Mich I D Meriarty, 7th Wis I H C Merner. C, 12tb D S I I John Naab, G, 113d Pa I Lewie M Nerloger T Mb Pa I Baleen COakee, H, 8th N Y I car I John Olio 0. 14Sd Pa [ Lou tali Pertnae, A. adta Pa I s^7sS?fa?r. Corp BH Blacker. B.-fidttPa I I Li. ul Jno Beeley. U, 6ib Wte I ^Krtri&'rT" Jno A Burke,*A. 143d Pa I I M Beanett. G, 7th Wla I C Beardaley, C, 147th Pa I E Booer G. 149th Pa I Brart Bro? a H. 143d Pa I Capt B .1 8miU?. N.#2d Pa I Goo Smith, 9, 147th k Y I Set vt D L Tlnemaa, B, 143d I NT I J Taylor, C, 130th Pa I Her.ry Thomas G M9th Pa I Dar d Vougt, O. l4Sd Pa I Corp Yosler, I. 143d Pa I C WinUwjrth, K. 121et Pa I 8 C Waterman, I. 7ib Wla I Silas Ware 1. 7th W,e I Corp A J Weed, C, 19th lad I J M Ferrell. C. 104th N T I Hrrgt T P B ob. H. I?th Ma I Jas Allea, B, 1st Maes art I J B Mc Arthur. B, latMaeeart I Prank Starr, O, l(Mth NT I Andrew Peier, f. 7tb Md I ?Ik* Ktftlk Cari ?A J Pilee, SlstWJ 5rr*t Joal'riMBBBB m*o Kl<-e, 1 1|9 h Bergt J oob Rees?,H.74thB^ iHenry Redoar, I. 19ta Ind JHUliU I i Pa Wrsmm Wm Steal, B. DCU8mlU,H,.47;hl^ifl Wm Sitae, P, 143th Pa Slmea Snyder, 0, 143d Pa Saml Soott. I, Nib Ind Sergt Joe Walden. B.JMtb Pa( J R Wlleoa. A, 7tk jfia I hw? IB J Booltoa. B. SSth Mase firgt D WeourliatjAjWPM Chae i J ant, P. 9tk B l| W:n A Wood. I. 90th P^ fHio N Sailth, II 90th Pa If M-itoa. D. 149th Pa Jno Bsdglay , k, TlihPa^^l Jno 8 Ourt s, 1, 16th Ma Mrgt C B Adama. O, IStb M* c'oru Geo M jera. B.SSth Maaa M Myere. H. 24tb Mieh John Metz, 0, 1490 Pa O W Miller. l>, ?th Wle Wm O Boiler, B. 7th Ind Jacob Miller, PTdUi Wla Wm Dice, D. 149t* Pa .8 Dlllmaa. C. 119th Pa toBjjBDo!.** M, 6th NT ea? Wallace, 0, 7lh Wla Oo> L ICorp C MaySeld, C, 24th M ch J n hdsoa. P. I42d Pa ' I Dan lei Kitr patrlck, D, letBT Lieut Jngall Madleoa, D, la^ f SerVt S W Goodwin, I, Nth- L/snao* Morrill, B. 14Mb Pa | in 1 A Mahanov, B, 7th Wle ? I J Ingalla, A, 149th Pa Johnaoa. K, 149th Pa D 190th Pa G C h'eoa, r, iBOtb i'a R 24th MMh | J Larltia. u. 34th Mich s J ath Wis. Morris La ton, O. I49d Pa J Long O. I4.1d Pa J Hefd?rf,.P. fth Wla Joe O. 14M Pa B of bee, Wla Wm ll ail, G. Y 8 David Keel ner, B, 7tb Ind Jno Adama, P, 143d Pa 7lh N T S B B G, 143d Pa lease Adams, C. B Bartholomew. % 7th fad H, 140th Pa I Baowen ?n, James T art, ?e P McMaeier.'B. 1 49th Pa < Sergt A Maoiwhan, B, ISlat Wm Gray, B, 130th Pa ' L tlnewold, O, 7th lad Lleet AooOartoU, Sd BM? bate William Martaa^ 3d Ma^ fspt Davis, let B Tart, bat B Lleat Aaart Mattowaaa, Mi C!S w- ?ii"55? C!? i?d W J Hlb P ? RH HHWHH CyUHrld WaMara, O, jH Geo llenberger. I, 6th PRC Joke Brooks. H, ISth ? SI Corp Wm Paden, 6.HHhPM0 Capt Jaa A BePkertm mM^MMBSMMWM^^HAad J Cbaaa, B, 131b MB Uth P BO John H Welch. Sd Maae.batO .Vormaa Bpragoe S.lttliPBC Alfred Hyaemae. A,l2tbPBO I Kernt Archibald Dun.lltliPY John Olboey. M.Sib P RO | ()? ? W L?w?. G. I2th PRC I C'bas Cord, H. ISth P R CB Corp Geo W Grar. O.tthPRQ John Lamont, H, 7ta PRC oT dacoaaod, Paasral af Calwaaal (tearga BL Hall. Rm laat ritea doa a rallant anldler aad eataaaaed attlaaB ware yaaterday afternoon paid tba roaaiaa of CalaaaS George B Hall.foraaorly^f tbo Saacad i agtmaat, Kwaiatasi Tba taaaral took ptaea from tbo late raaldaai# ? Na 87 Ur Ingatoa street, Braaklya. m proceeeloa waa a large aad Impoalng ooo. Tbo PWtyie aocood reglmeal, Natiaaal Gaard, andar oommaad af (Met eel Adama, acted aa aacort. Tbora ware alaa praaaat nearly all tba efloera af tba Wtaaty -laird raglaaaat, Mai tteoal Guard, of wblab diaaaaaS wea a ? ember. Me> gatloas from otbor Brooklyn militia raglmaata taefe part In tbo proaaadlaga. Now York ally waa aloe rapraaaata^ both la a mlliury aad etrle eeoea. Tba Blxty-akatb, N*> tkmal Guard, was rapraaaalad by Ctopt. MM Capt. Dempsey aad other*. Mr. P. I A I aa pec tor, together wHb a larga i bla adoa, attended tba ftmaral. vara white badgea, upata which wara taaaribad ft a aaa "Citjedaapeotor'a napartmaat ' la tba partem wbaaa 1 rerealna of tbo laaaeatad Colonol rapaaad wara a ? rated a number of bte personal frteada Oa tba Nd - ? neffln waa uta fmiowlag laacrlptloa ? "Baarga B Ral Died May ?4. 1?4, aged SSyaara. IS meatba aad dar?" Tba oodHa waa ?? roaawoad, olabnralalf i ? ' Shortly after two o'clock tba preoaaalaa fan tba rem aina of tba worthy aoldlar wara aaadnatad ta tbelM laat r eating ptoaa. A Blchaaaad Mltar Beat is Pert Warraag Bosmw, May *. IMS. 1 Edward A. rollard, lata edltar af tba BiabaaaaS Baa^ *m r, wba was takaa palaauar af war aa beard IM blockade manor Graybouad, aoua da ye alaoa, aad wb? haa been oa bla parole of honor at oae of our boat betels* waa to-day saattelWWarrea, la aooordaaewa ItS ardarg raoalmd nroaa Waabiagtoa. |_ BMIa Boyd, aaotbor oaptored from Waablagtoa. Moaa Om.n m tw? oa ?a Ian. in gold hare bean feoH lea >aard tba^BBtarajij Bis rnnaor Blnnia, laaddlUaa lo tbo?|Bt^ |9lV4 f AQQftM fusts AMHI