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WHOLE NO. 10,251. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 18C4. PRICE FOUR CENTS. VICTOR Y! lecretary Stanton's Despatches. ^jendid Achievement of Gen eral Sheridan Over the Eehol Early in She nandoah Valley. ifteen Battle Flags and Five Pieoes of Artillery Taken. ver Three Thousand Prison era Captured. le Gallant Uaioa General Raised Killed and Melutosb, Cpten and Chapman Wiuided. tie Rebel Generals Rhodes, ^Wharton. Ramseur and Gordon Killed. ^neral Imboden Reported Killed. ye Thousand Rebels Killed and Wounded. pir Killed and Wounded In Our Hands. SUIT OF THE FLYING REBELS. I^ral Sheridan Premeted hy the President, be<. &0>i dbo. :} First Despatch. Was Department Washington, Sept. 20?3:30 A. M. r General John A Diz:? ?terday Major General Sheridan attacked r, fought a great battle, and won a splendid ry. er two thousand Ave hundred prisoners wers ?Ted. Nine battle flags and five pieces of try were captured, rebel Generals Gordon and Rhodes were and three other general officers were ded. | the eaemy's killed and most of their wounded i oar hands. i Department Icarus with deep regret that we eral Russell, killed. > detaile arc stated in the following official received by this Department:? serai. rrrrxwsoM tv beokbtart btantok. flSST DCSTATCS. Haessr's Ksrbt, Va., Sept. 19?13 M. |fcwu. M. Stastos, Secretary of War:? I Sheridan moved oa the enemy this morning at kit. iltor lb" movement commenced there wss heavy sued firing tor two boura. It then ceased, ap ' reeling. It was resumed shout nine o'clock, i continued to this hour (twelve, noon), apparently (rlclBityof Bunker Hill JOHN V. STEVENSON, Brigadier General. smond Dssrarcw. Uasrma'a Kaaav, Sept. 19?3 P. M. H. SrasTow, Secretary of War:? ^reoeived report from the signal officer as follows? I firing between Openoaa and near Winchester, svy since (so o'clock tola morning. Think the at la general. Lino about five miles long. Ill la heavily sagagsd with the enemy near ^ville. I bavs set t a party of acouts and couriers at, sad shall report promptly all reliable nswa JOHN D. 81EVKNSON, Brigadier Goo oral. I tuibo Dssravcif. Hearta's Faaav, Sspi 19?I 30 P. M. IM. Svairios, Secretary of War:? I la the direction of W ocheater much heavier, 1 liar Buoasr II ill aeem to bo driving the enotuy JOHN D. STEVENSON, Brigadier Uensral, rorwiw mbsattr. IT rerun's Fanav, Sept. 19?7 P. H. til St.wolf, secretary of War;? I Ran! fruit. mo fr uit. Our cavalry, seder Avsrlll lit, ergagj.1 B nklrridge e oorpe at Darksavtlls bt. t.ud n;> tu ous o'< ork bad driven btm beyond a'sdepet, adb'anes nf seven miles, killing and quite a aatabsr and capturing two hundred i from Gordon'? division, to centri ana loft the -tieniy were, driven about i tllos beyond the Opcvsan Into a line of eartb Infantry attjicking them In position Since II iha officer loft ho oould dlelisctly hoar heavy Sy Or# and continuous and heavy a/tU'ory firing lams in. Ws have basrd bore heavy artillery |,id still cootlnulog to this bdur. Every Indication favorable to sa. JOHN P. STEVENSON, Brigadier General. nriH r>nr*Tcs. Haaraa's Fasnv.sept 20?7 40 A. M. \M. Stavtow, Secretary of War:? rd from the frnnt that Sheridan baa detailed capturing tws thousand five hundred prta ^/o pieces of artillery end five battle flags. I Bet Generals Gordon aad P.b dee were killed, and isodad Our loss was about two thousand. Jl,of the Sixth corps, was killed, t.eccral lest a lag. >imy escaped op the valiey under cover of night, lis In Winchester, nils Upton, Main tosh end Chapman are wounded. J. D. STKVEN-ON, Brigadier General. Fhertdau transmits to General Grant ofcing official report, wliieta has Just been (Iviby the Departments? Gas at ssasipan to genrral grant. Wurrwaarras, Va , Fapt. 19-7 30 P. M. ?ml U. & Oraict:? (he honor to report that I attaekrg the forces I Early over lbs Berry vine pike at the crossing i erctk, aad after a most stubborn and sangul. Bt, which lasted (rem early In the worn i e'slsec la Dm fvyota*. ecnpieieij <i?uate^ J THE VICTORY IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY. Scene of Sheridan's Brilliant Achievement on Monday, September 19, 1??4. /if n _ _ SMJTHF1ELD JP J* II L *nftD " wf^W'4!L^,W?5To; eC^f s*c^ NiCKXRSVILLE 'HiLCMom rV? CTOflTOWN falT? PLAINS ??> LO blm, driving him through Winchester, capturing about twenty-five hundred prisoners, five pieces of artillery, nine army flags, and most ot their wounded. The rebel Generals Rhodes and Gordon were killed, and three other geoeral officers wore wounded. Most of the \ enemy's wounded and all their killed fell into our bonds. fTbe rebel General Rbodea la a native or Alabama, and has figured extensively In the operations In Virginia un dor General Lee. When be drove our forces ont of Mar tlnaburg, on the 29iti ult., It la said that on subsequently retiring from the town he left bis compliments for Gen. AverlH, saying that he was sorry to trouble him, but ^that ho had come down to get information or the nomina tions made by tbe Chicago Convention. It now appears, however, that his gieat desire lor Information baa eventually cost the rebel general his life.?Ed. Hessld. ] Our losses are sevore. Among them Is General A. D. Russell, commanding a division of tbe Sixth corps, who was killed by a cannon ball. Generals Upton, Mclntneb and Chapman were wounded. 1 cannot tell our losses. Tbe conduct of the officers and men was moat guperb. They charged and carfted every position taken np by the rebels rrom Opequan ereHt to Winohester. The rebels wsre vsry stroug In numbers and vary obstinate In their fighting. I desire to mention to tbe Lieutenant General command ing the army the gallant conduct of Generals. Wright, Crook, Emory, Totbert, and the office re and men under their command. To tbem the country la indebted for tbte handsome victory. A more detailed report will be forwarded. P. H hHERiDAN, Major General Commanding. Fall details of easualtias will be given when re ceived by the Department. EDWIN M. HTANTON, Secretary of War. Stanton's Second Despatch. Washington, Sept. 20?12 M. Major General John A. Dm? The following despatch lias just been received, giving further particulars of Sheridan's great vic tory. A salute of one hundred guna lias just been given:? nanrxs'a Fsant.Pept, 20?11 40 A. M. Bon E M. SrairroN:? Just received following official from Geoeral Sheridan, d .ted one o'olock today ? Gismul?We fought Early from daylight tttl betwo?n all and seven o'olock P. M. Wo trove him from Opequan crei k through Winchester, and beyond the town. We captured two thousand five hundred to throe thousand prisoners, five pieces of artillery, nine bsttlo Gags and all tba rebel wounded and deid. Their wouad"d in Wlucho'ter amount to some three theusand. We lost In killed General David Rns-oll, corn maudinf a division of tbe Sixth army corps, an I m wound ed Generals Cbapmsa, Mcintosh and Upton. The rebels lost in killed tbe following general officers ? General !<h >d*e, General Wharton, Genaral Gordon aud General Haaaeur. |The only rebel General Wharton we know of la the rebel service Is ths Wbarton who was operating In tba Southwest a fow months ago. tm lbs morning of tho llth of Jans bs had command of a brigade, which crossed the railroad between Kingston and Gallon, cap taring and burning five freight trains loaded with sup piles.?En. Iluum.) We have Just sent thsna whirling through Winchester, sad wa ara after tba.w to mot row. This army behaved splendidly. P. !?. SHERIIUV, Major General Commanding. 1 am tending forward all the medleal auppllea, subsist. Shoe storoa end ambulances. JOBS' 0. RPEVltNJ()V, Brigadier General. vynL* **4?m wy, SUntoa'i Third Despatch. War Drparthint. [ Wa8hinotpn, Sept. 20?9 P. M. J To Major Oeneral Dix, l^w York:? The following is the latest intelligence received from General Bhcridan:? fURrKR's Fsnnv, Vs., Sept. 20?8 P. M. Hon. Edwis M. Stanton, Secretary of War? Tho body of General Ruasell baa arrived. As soon as It is embalmed It will be forwarded to New York. Gen. Mclnt ab with bis leg amputated, baa Just come in, and la lo good spirits. Several officers from the froot report tbe number of prisoners to excess of three thousand. the number of battle flags captured was flfteeo instead of nine. All concur tbat It was a complete rout. Ocr cavalry started In pursuit at daylight this morn ing. Sheridan, when last beard flora, was at Reams town. I rent forward IbV morning ample medical supplies. Full subslstenco for ibe entire srmy goes forward. If you do not hear from me often It will lie because of tbe distance we are from the acene of action, and because I only aend you such information aa I ceteem reliable. JOHN D. 8TEVRNSON, Brigadier General. The.President has appointed General Sbcidan a brigadier general in the regular army and assigned him to the prominent command ot the Middle Mili tary Divis'on. General Grant has ordered (he army under his coinm ind to fire a salute of one hundred guns at seven o'clock to-morrow morning in honor of Sher idan's great vietory. EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War. PREUMIJiARY IOTK.1EMT3 TO TflE PATTLB. 1Hr. Charles H. Farretl's Prapatehe*. Haersa's f'senv, "^pt. Id, 1864. Tha rebel* ooeopv [Jerry ville lu force, and occupy a line fit old aartbwork*. which have been ImprnyJ to meet tha exigencies <if tha hour. Our army Is drawn up lo line of battle, watching the enemy at ail points, The Richmond paper-' saeio ta exult over what seems to be tbe fact, that General T rly h?a twice and thriie offWe<i battle to Geosral Sheridan, which tbe latter tax ax many Urocs declined. Pern.ips tbe exultation* of Hit rebel press may yet be transformed luto re/retx, as, from preseot appearances, hunger NTMltsoS to efTr, i with tbe robe) array wbat womd cost General F ci u'en many vslsable lives to effect. It is oot always considered good mlll'ary policy to rush into battle wbno a com mxnd.ng general sees lha enemy. A battle Is oteo heir won by simple msncrnv-i* before a gun It fired, and a campaign may ba w?n by strategy alone. I do not pre tend to fathom or divine Genaral Hieridan'x plans, nop Is It necessary si ibis juncture. He tdands be,"ore tbe -cotii-try as a cool, oarer id, ekilfnl commander enloylng the rull confidence of tbe Prestdent. Geuaral Grant and every afllcer and man In h a o <mtnand He Is evidenily aoth g In concert with oof oth*? arm!*e In Virginia, and In due time he will develop the work be Is now doing. There is nne thing very snre, and the facts bxve been obtained fr< m rebel prisoneix, ibai when General Fe-ly followed General NberMsn's ermy nptheP nlnsula bis sole object was tbe it*es>on of Itsryland and Ponnsyivsiiie, with so sgpreas snderstxnding from the Richmond (ovnrDmenl that those portions of our temtory through wblcb their srmy should match sb u'd be devastated hy Ore esd sword and tbe country made a ohaoa. Without going farther intn the subject, I moat say tbat tbe rebel plans have simply failed Stnoe tbey bave been In this xkinlty ibey have roasu-uvred idr poeitlon, making a feint here and there, ?fasUp |bv\r folvumM 94 the rjjhi^ll fid centre, |t>ea falling back and anon demonstrating towards tbe fords of lbs Potomac; but In til these movements their designs wore quickly interpreted by General Sheridan, through the medium of his cavalry officers?Generals Torbsrt, Merrltt, Wilson, Custer and Avcrill. The*? ofllcers for weeks have been constantly la the saddle day and night, they have moved from point to point of our position with a celerity that Insures success to our cause, and whenever they bave met the enemy they have Inflicted damage upon hie columns heyond that sua talned by ourselves. An Invasion of our territory by the enemy wblle Sheridan lead" bis army Is simply an impossibility, or, If possible, It would b# foolhardy on the part of the euemy, unless be was in overwhelming force, ir the rebels cross the fords Gen. Sheridan would be on their rear and flank; If they retreat up the valley he is on tholr rear; If be slays In bis pressor position starvation, or at least abort rations, will effect the work or defeat. Our army Is In an excellent climate and poeitlon. They sre dally rr^iperating. They kayo pi -nty of good, whole some food, and plenty of clothing, end during the lest week s*x paymasters have teea dispense* greenbacks with cheerful bands. Our communications betweou tbe main army and ibis point, which were temporarily dis turbed by Mosby's guerillas, were reopened yesterday. lAcntenant f'olousl Pave, of tbe commissary of Onersl Torberfs cavalry corps, had tbe honor of effectm/this, lie c ime through tbe other day from General Sheridan's headquarters, escorted hy a cavalry detachment, in tbe afternoon and during the nigl t supply trams were aent to < ths front with supplies. Rebel prisoners report that Gsn ral Eirly has been reinforced Instead of retreating to Richmond, and that It Is the design of their government to keep e large force la tbe valley of tbe Sbscondoab for tbe present. Uteres' i Fiear. Pa., Pepi. t?, 1?M. The recent visit of Lleutonunt General Grant to tbie department was to put In motion some active movement or the army. Ths visit tu brier and stgmflcaat. On Frld.iy mnrnlop list t ic enemy disappeared entirety from the left wing of our army, on the Winchester sad Berry vlllo pike, and only made s faint sbo v on our right. This gave rl?s to the snrmiao that they had either taksn up their line of retreat towards Hlrasourg, or had mse??d over to their ler! (our right) for a concentrated move ment against us. General Pb u id.itt at once took measures to ascertain tbe facts in the case, and from he Information obtained soon came to tbo codcIuM-'O that this attempted oii.vr movement of Genera! Farly wa- on')- e feint to get trdbpe on our left over to the wee* side of the Opeqnee creek. Tbe trap was discovered snd tbe rebel general thwarted In ble designs. Geueral Sheridan did not have any ap prehension of any result hut victory bad be crossed when the rebels fall hack; bsl he was not ready at tbe time. Tbe affhlr yesterday morning at Martlssbnrg, between the rebels, consisting of artillery snd Infkntiy, sad oar troops under General Avarill, showed that the rebel* were stoutly guarding tbe Baltimore end Ohio Railroad, with a viewer preventing its reopening from here to Cumberland. Shortly after daylight this morning the enemy were discovered In force on the west bank ef the opeqese w'<en sharp skirmishing and a brisk cannonade lock olsne belweeo lbs armies. May* General Grook, wltn bis noble veterans of the West Vtrglain army, occupied lb* right of our line, the Niaetceeth corps Iks sentrs, ssd lbs *txMi corps the left. The grest battle far the possess leu of the Valley of the Bhensodosh has commenced git la said that the rebels have e targe reserve contested In the valley, between North Mountains and Third Hill Mountains, with h> ad quarters si Jamesburg. Ths reports of rebsl d% sorters end others la regard to ths strength of this force are so ??Mhitlkg Ifesl )l ja dlOqult in fftUg Mil won my stated number m aocnrate. Tbe feet of the enemy Oder tag General gberldao bailie ebowe they bare a good isized army and hope to meet wltb succea. Barly'i least Order to Obtain Paver wltb tbe People oft tie Valley* MB. TBBODOKK C. WILSON'S DESPATCH. Is TON Fmt.P, \ Nbar Lwtowh. Ya., Sept. IT?A. M. j On tbe 12th of this month Geoei al Early leeued an nnusually h-ngthy general order, of whteb tbe following la In part a copy? | I. Crmmnndlng officers will be held responsible that tbe troops commit no aepredauouy. Whan tun, a aro formed tbe Inspector, wltn tbe quartermaster ?.* each command ,..n l in the absence or these or cers the com mander ebail detnll an otricer lor thin purpose; will make an luRpocilon of the houses, fences, Ac., near the cainpr, botb on roacbing and leaving tliciu, end any property destroyed will be paid 'or by the quartermaster at ttio charge made by tbe owners, and tbe mooey will be stopped from the pay of of.cera of the troops cauipod nearest to wbore tbe property may have been destroyed In each esse of such stoppage tbe commanding oflicor will forward at once to those he ??l.|imru.rs tbe names of tbe officers against wboui these stoppages bare been made < . II. straggling, the i.oatest disgrace of any troops, for It produces evory evil, will at once be stopped. Midlers, ! aud even officers, are prohibited from autorlog iho bor-.es ; 01? tbe citizens, except upon inrltation. Neglect to en force this regulation will caum> any ' Ulcer to be relieved ' of bis command. Officers commanding, or on duly w th I troupe in thn (iald, will uu.np.with their respective cons , mends. The practice of officers taxing houM-s of citizens or public odltiocs is prohlt ted. Officers and men falllog out oi ranks ou aooouot ul sickness must do ?<? with lbs written permission of-tbc medical officer- otherwise they will l>e irresled and nought forwardtuy tha guar I. III. All coin mat ding o"eers v !i h. res n#r u?? every exertion to procure lentber with which to *(!?>? the iron; s of ineir respective c >mmxnds, aud a detail will be made fn in each regiment of such as koow how to make and re, sir shoes, to engage In Ibis work whenever tbo army Is l/tog Nile, even if it be but for a d ?v at a tune. IV. 1 be general commanding relies npoa the nae; ^ of 'he proper mflcTi or this command to suuri* n>an) ni the dedoieneiea which It baa bcatt Itopo.sibic tor tie ffi partmsots at tbe Owptlal to present V. luvision u rnmanders will order their eon ' 'assr ? s to purchase wbe it and buve It ground at tbo mil m 'I o oeigabt rhood. Where wbe it c-tunot be procured they wl.t purchase corn for grinding. S v I It haa been proven to the commanding general that soldiers ere in tbe hab'i of Bell r government prupt-ty of all descriptions. Tbla uowarrrniiibie, uguioraiumg end vicious practice must and shuii c*aao. ilereaiter any soldier dttecte<l In sucb au set will be punished with tbo utmost severity. Any mounted soldier who sb .ll eel bis borae, or attompt to do so, shall, or :be fbet be* hie established, be irntntdiaieiy transferred cud aeot to a foot mainland el a distant and disagi -ruble ;o P.on, and uis boras turned over to tba quartermaster for pub House, any officer becoming swaro of any violation of this order, and not oolng bis utmost to biing tor guilty p?rtv or partieo to punishment. will b rvic.sd from command and brought ner-rs a oourt martial for trial for negleot of doty lhia order wul be read at the heed of t wit company In ibis ? om nia <t ou at leaat three consecutive days. VII. Qti irlerrnaatcra will hereafter Hh lostrocted to pay for the wood cut and horned on tbe enoamome-ta of the Oi-niraand* to which they are eeverally st-ach-d. Tuch payineata will be made in scourdaoce v lib tbe mxfkot price of wood, but nut for larger quantities titan are allowed by ihe regulations of tue army VIII. No pBBaoa .sill now le gr?tad to stih--offi-ers or men U> go more than ail mll*t irom tbur reepec'.lve e-niuiands, aniesa It he to visit tneas headquarter*. IX. In latere, ewes will not bo slaughtered in leas ft be omen aba dutely neoaaeary to do so In order ut supply iho pressing wants of thw army. Commies trlee should ratten the oommands wltb hoof and pork .? far as prue t.cable. X Commander* of dlvistonaand a-tUiery battalions mast dr all tnof can to Itonp tbelr men In aa c mfortabi* a con dltion an pussibio lbay will direct tbelr quarterm ..iters to take charge of all tbo tanneries wltn n roach, and oauae aU tbe bide* and leather they own prneare to bo dressed and prepared fur tbe -it# or me troops Sub sistence officers will cause to be collected aa many top piles as possible, >od they will use tbe men of tr>? army and tbe government teams to have wheel gotten out where the farmers h?te it-4 the means at band t-'do so. Ttisrrdsr relative to imorassmsat mast ba strictly ad her.nl to. Rigid e.onoa.y Is oaa?>e,l in the OS of all supplies, and on ruending officers wh: be held secounta b'e for any datlrucHd or unn-c "isary w stag#. XI. No aiore wbzatshall beted It stork ML tjuirisrmasters or tb.aarpiy are Msraby a-itbor laod i? exchange row bidM tu lo-Awr, llllMfebBdIb ma.te,!J. ?, W?? ""fltetoBl leather shoes may N w.nu orV- J, ?? ?"P'"y ???* inimaSala lirr.muLutJ in^?1' ' ? **?'""*? ?? approaching, and TuP ? 10 U"" maltur i? exacted. ?.7.r?i L*vo b,"'a ?aJo to tbe coemaadlBS ,, , , ?ooduci and ili-preditlofti commitiod hvanna toileted mao unworthy to on called aoldiara u "" L".ey,^T COro'"?,n?? '? '??<? Mt.0 .KmJSSK oue'hi of th* r! tha uomnaaootog xeueral will placa oue-na. of the aruiy ?.u guard to keep ths utber half in XIV. In 6 .inclusion. the gocnrr.l commanding appeals la ,rer]' "Ulcer and aoldker now with hun, by tbatlovn whij,h wo all bear for our government and tbaproteeiionof families aud tbeir lotsresia, to be eror leady to raeot taa lou, erer watchful to defeat Ina designs, nod always on tbe alert to check bti advance* Thro, by the grace o( a p elective Providence, ever watchful, ever guiding oa on t > t.io great end ot victory, our cat;jo will succeed as sare Ki it iv just and holy. JIBAL hAKLY, Lirutennot General Commanding. the_ battle. Theodore C. VViiiun'i (le<patch< In ran Kibi.d, I Sorm or WivcnnsiKR, Sept. JO?A. M. J this reaches you the public will be apprised of srolher battle having taken pu o In this quarter II war 4 bard oonf.est, ooiauionci.it; at dayiubt on the 10th and ending ouiy temporarily with lb ? cloud of ol<ht. Tlu whoio tnoeemeot w s tuado up of a so rice of emi nently succe arm combin i'i.-ns. Everything on (he Held wan worn or leoa engaged. The cavalry did homo very hiird und splendid lighting Ah rr tt and Averlll Joined -od repeatedly charged. It -.a* Averlll wim turned the eromy'a lo11 flank, t king one piece of urtillary, on the Kumney road. General Iti.oues' body is in Winchester, in a private house. Geuer.d Tmbcden I* reported dead. Geierul Crock' corps did the hardest of tbe Infantry fl^bting, and in ail probability lost tho heaviest. i done) Duval, renin.nu tu..' brigado in Crook's corps, .? SiigMly wounded and in a private bouse in town. Tho battle was n derided succors and our achievements wore brilliant oner. No branch of tbe service more tbaa 4 Uio cavalry lieseives credit tor glliulrv on tho bold. Drtalli of tile KngageinenC. ?IIsad UMiirrns. Minim Miuiaky Divisio.v ) WiffCHrtiiu, Vs., Sept. IB?fl P.M. J General fbcrldan * army has this day fought one of the most successful and decisive buttles of the war. Victory again perched on nur banners, ?ud tbo rebel army which ?o recently threatened the invuj.on of ths loyal NorUt bos boon defeated and utterly routed, with the loss of al least t'ireo thousand killed and wounded, Including fly# l eucrnla, namelyRhodes, Wharton, Bradley T. John son, Gordon, York uud uo mum, the two tlrst of whom were killed and tho ntl ers badly wounded ; and we have Captured two thousand live hundred prisoners, nine battle flags, represent lug nino different regimental urganlaa lions, flvo pieces of artillery, with caissons. Tbe recital of the victory ought to make every loyal heart a' lhe North glow with admiration and gratitude to the brave men and gallant uiflcers who have achieved so signal success. In order to more thoroughly understand tbe nalnro of the battle, wltb all tbe surrounding Influences, it will bs oecoesary briefly to refer to tho operations of Sunday. Ou Sunday morn inv Kirly Bent Gordon's division ol rebel Infantry Trom Bunker mil, where it bad boeu Sta tioned lor ids past lew days, to drive Avertll out of Mar tinsburg and destroy tho bridge on the Baltimore and Obio Railroad across t'.io Opequan, which they errone ously thought had been repaired Thry occupied Mar tini burg lor a short tin o without doing any damage to tbe railroad, ar.d were eventually driven by Avertll as fur ?" Darkesvtlle. General Sheridan, terming their movements, ordered the whole command to break cemp and prepare tc mircb. Accordingly at three oV oik no Sunday ths tents were all struck nod packed ih w. ;ori?. Thoditte' ro it divisions were all under artus and j opared to movo a m mend s rot es, and rei ..lined in Ibis state for about an boor, when (bo order catne to go Into camp . again for tbe nigbt, and everything remained perfectly quiet. About clue o'clock orders were received from Sheridan for the Sixth and Nineteenth corps to be ready lo start ut three o'clock, and tbe Army of W-steni Virginia, under Crook, st Ire the following morning, tho order of raur. h to bo as fol lowa ?The Sixth rorpo to move out on tbe Wincboaier and Berry vlllo pike, and move In two parallel columns on both sides or tbo road, with trie artil ory, ammunition and supply trains ou the road, tbe Nineteenth corps to follow on tbe same roid nnd in similar order, tbo Army of Western Virginia, under Crook, pi move from Ito camping ground lo tbo vie niiy of Summit Point, and, striking ucresa tbe country lu a southwesterly direction, was ordered to toi% a Junction at the enm tug of tbo Opeqnan, on tho Perryvllle and Winchester pike And shortly after flvo o'clock Wilson's division of cavalry crossed tbe Opcqutn at the Barry villa and Winchester pike, moving his command rapidly along tbe road I riv ing in the enemy's skirmish line, be gallantly cn.uged tli# eoemy's Held woikewith the I'lrst brteade, tad car ried tb.-m st the point o; the sabre, capturing thirty prisoners. In ib.s charge Colonel Hrlntoo, kAghlecnih Pennsylvania c.vnlry, was wounded within a few feet of lbs enemy's works, while gallantly leading his regl (rent. , , The e field work-, w ere constrncted by the rebels to guard tbe ford at the Opequnn, and prevent our passago at that point. It will be rcen how signally they failed to accomplish the object for wblrb they were constr icted. Our cuvaly having secured a safe pe sage for tbe In fantry, tbe Sixth corps was moved across the Opeqaaa and along tbe ptke towards Winchester, leaving Its Iraia Id park on tbe opposite side of the stream, to a point about a mile and a half distant from the foid, where fl formed In tine of battle and threw out a strong skirmish line At the same I me the artillery opelied on tbe woods, Into w ,ch tbe en any's lofnntry had retired, and kept op an incessant cannonade, the enemy replying briskly with parts of two batteries. There a as a delay of *1 least two hours, caused by lbs Don arrival of tho Nino .south corps, which, through mis eoncoptioD of orders, bad failed to rotne up at the proper t tue. General finery bad moved his column to tbe rear of the baggage wain of tbe Sixth* corps, is-toad of keep Ing bis command clored up in tho rear of the advancing column of tno Plxtb corps. General Sheridan having teamed cn Sundey that ths main portion of Karly'a forces w-re encamped In tbo vicinity of '. nnker Hill and Mophcna .o'e de^tot, resolved to mass his forces oo tho Winchester and Hsrryvillo ;>ike, and by a rapid movement hurt them on ksrly's rear. yovrr it no donbt that the enemy were completely ear i"Tie I >od outm I'.muvred by Siierlitao. W.uls hit dillrreot colurann were being marched to tho ?ppi -itcd place of rcndexvaur.a portion of our e.valry, andci Generals Torheit ??.?! Avnrlll, kept ap a atrimf ft -I ? ???n| tho ftp 0401111, and by dsmonatrating la t roe at B ro? ford kept a larre |>ortion of the ea?air a* ihi' ;>a.. or the Held, which ?r nearly twelve miles dl# tsnt f. m tbe point wbure it was intended our Inleniry ehoi i <, . rate and ?tr.ke a blow which should result lo Uie av' il de'e/it of Karfy's army. Tbe delay in thoariivaiof the Viuetoeolb corps ena bled Party to move Gordon's dlvlslf.n at the d.vible cu.ek ln.m hut ser Hill, dieisnt ahuut ten miles, aud brtng it up In t.me to form in Itos of battle with Br<vkinr fge't, Ram aeur'aenu Rle. i#a' commands, which bad already arrived tad wsru formed id a bolt of wooda skirting Berryvllio and Winchester. As soon is tbo Nlaelenolh corps arrirsd It wasfltrmod la tour hoes of nattlo, ahuut thr?o hundred ysrda apart, on the rti ht of the Bixth norps, and everytoiag belt g in resdiDoaa thd'advaeco was smtndsd al aiioal twelve o'c lock, and ths different lines mo.ed forward. The two oorpe edveoced lo api^odid sfylo, and lust sa compceudiy at tbough Marcoiug at a review or m parade, drums beaM?g and colors fl/ing. pre?miiDg such ?a impo* ng spectae's aa he* seldom bscu wltiuvard In the present war. fD feel, aomc of the oldeat and man efpoiieocud atalf nfBcsrt prcaetft declared they bad neves before witeeessd to truly greed a cpeetaote. The drat tine had eotauvanced mors tbaa two hnn drud yards he'ors It her a.s warmly engaged wltb the s:>emy. who were peetrd in I ua about six hundred yard* distant. At the earns time ? ur artillery eprerd a .urume ? cannonade, throwing thelte and solid Ibat into tbe , cite wooi's, wh? e the eacmy could bo datiacily ea*D ?roving up rein'ore meat*. Our dtfe snt lire* nf battle centtnnc ' to advenes stea dily until witNn uc?rlv two hondied yards of ths eoe my's 'ids, woso ths remit er".ed a furious .-varo- aJt oottuigkd ofnin ricie