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?? WHOLE NO. 10,334. , - , " NEW YORK, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1864. PRICE FOUR CENTS. '** ?" #?' . * * SHERMAN Sberman Marching on Sa vannah. Rebel Accounts of the Move* meat from Milieu. Tlit Army at Cuyton Station, Twtnty-five Hilts from Sa vannah, on Deo. 6. A BATTLE ANTICIPATED Sherman Expected to Reach Savannah on Dec. 14. Capture ef Pocotallgo Bridge by Our Forcei Under General Fester and Admiral Dahlgrea. General Foster's Scouts Communicating with General Sherman's Forces, to, Ac.. te THE ADYAlfCE OR SAVANNAH. U will be ieen by the rebel accounts which we publish this morning that Sherman bM boen movlDg In oarnest ?lnoe leaving Millen, and that on tbe 6th toatant he had MMtoed a point within twenty-fire miles ot Savannah. The army united at Louisville, Georgia, on tho 1st or December, and by nightfall on tbe 2d bad passed through Millen. It appears, If previous rebel accounts are to be believed, tbat the Union prisoners at that point had been removed to Charleston, and that none were rescued by oar army. Leaving Millen and vicinity, our army pushed ftorward vigorously, engaging the enemy at different points, and meeting wltb slight resistance until Tuesday, the 6th Instant, Just a week ago, at station Two and ? Ealf?variously known by that name and ' as Grey ton and Cuyton?the latter being the proper Mae. This station ti> on tbe Georgia Central Railroad, twenty-five miles from Savannah. Tbe peninsula be tweea the savannah and Ogeecbee rivers at this point to not more than fit teen miles wide. Cuyton station was reached on the ?tb, after a march of eighteen miles. It Is reported by tbe Richmond Dispatch that Sherman bad moved from Millen, on the other side of the Ogechee river; but this doubtless refers to the Little Ogechee river, a branch of tbe principal stream, and tbe passage SC which wee disputed with all the strength which the Georgia militia defending Savannah was capable. . toaJsiset information frosa rebtl sources states that Mr foree. were prtuing vigtrouHy forward upon 3a?an nth At the same time Kilpatrlck's cavalry was making Mob demonstrations far In tbe rear as to Induce the belief tbat Sherman was moving towards Augusta. The Igbt with Wheeler on December 5 took place over fifty Miles in Sherman's rear Th. Frees Despatches. PmiAnsu-nu, Hoc. 12, 1894. the Bullet * has tbe following important intelligent - The stearoei- Donegal arrived here this afternoon from tbe Uouth Atlantic blocked.; g squadron, having lert Port Boysl on the 7th lost. Tbe Joint naval and land e* edition, nnder Admiral 1 Deblgren and General Foster, | oceedod from Bcaulort j ?p tbe Hroed river on Tuesday, lecembor 8, tho object being to destroy tbe Pocotallgo bi.dgo, on tb^railroad between Charleston and Savannah. The Donegal accompanied the expedi .on to Tilifeney creek, tout did not accompany It further, Tbere were seven gunboats in tbe expedition, and ?oon after reaching a proper position a heavy fire was opened by tbem. A foroe was landed and an action commenced. B?ore evening Pocotallgo bridge was reached and ?astroy?d. Our troops were then intrenched for such future opera tions ns might be needed. Tbe Donegal came down to Port Royal the same even, tog, but did not bring any details ot tbe lossee on either side. Of the success of tho grand object of tho expedition, however, there can be no doubt. Our informant speaks In tbe highest terms of the en ?rgy and activity of Admiral Dablgren In organizing and directing the movemoats of tbe naval brigado In this lm porUni affair. When tbe Donegal left to come down Ilrosd river, on tbe evening of the ?th, shells woreseen flylog and ex pleding, which indloatea that our force* were determino.l to drive tho euemy out of any position they might have taken after being driven from the bridge. General Foster's scout, had communicated with Cene 1*1 Sherman's force, which were marching on Savannah The belief wss that General Sherman would be in .Sevan sab on Wednesday, tbe 14tb Inst. "lbe I'ocotallgc bridge is about thirty five mile* from Bevanaah. This bridge having been destroyed, and Bberman having cut tbe Other railroad communication*, Savannah cannot be relieved by reinforcements from any polst north of the city. Washixoton, Pec. 12,1SIU. A despatch from City Pol-t. dated December 11,says ? The latest news contained in the Richmond papers of yesterday (10th December) state tbat on the 7th General Sherman was east of the Ogeechoe river, twenty-live miles from .-avannah, moving on that city. General Sherman had marched his array on the ?th eighteen mit?S. _ THE REBEL ACCOUNTS, ?BIKMAN MOVING DOWN TBI OOKKCI1EB RIVER -TH1 knkm v rkairt tue rasflioi of tiie stream. [From the Richmond Dispatch, Dec. 10. J The news from Georgia yesterday was of a somewhat ?xclting character. The enemy, who bad been marching town the Ogeecheo river with three corps?one corps on tbe north aQd two on tbe south side?endeavored to unito their force, nearly opposite ??, rn4 with ton? mdrraMt raiitanet from ihe Confederal forctt; and at last aocounts had not eflected their object, which was ?leo prevented. In; part, by the unfavorablcnoss of the liver approaches. On Wednesday the demonstrations of tbe federals on tbe ferries, on the Savannah river, became more deter mined and they managed t? Q'l tonie of tueir infantry acroM tbe flats within sight of the rlver.jHere we were well pre pared, and our artillerists did good work. It was sup poses that they would he compelled (o abandon the att'mpi. jrrom some cause, either lack of ammunition or inability te ret their cannon In position, the Yankees made very lltt!e ii^e of artillery, and this added confidence to our t roups. It was reported that the enemy had effected a landing on the Coosawliatehle, below 1'ocotallgo; but they bail not been able to reach the railroad. PHSRtlAN'fl ADVANCE TWENrT-FVfl MILKS FROM SAVANNAH ON DKOKMBEIt 6. [From the Richmond Whig, Pec. 10.] Through tho courtesy of a gentleman, to whom we have been Indebted heretofore tor similar favor, we received, last night, copies of Ihe Augusta papers of Wednesday, the 7th lost. The Bentinel says that Its sdvloss in re'e retice to Sherman's movements are very meagre. The ?dvaiKe was reporloU to * MmUhine fittm tor ?,iimam IWe ?*? a milm fr*m 1 Savannah. 2hey icert prating vigoreutty Imard 64 NMii I We have BO Seubt that ? decisis taltU Mlmen O* ratdert and Ike patriot force* hat taken plate? tko resolt Sf wfclon we may be enabled to announoe this afternoon. The HBt paper ilatea, on tbe authority ef a gentleman who was a prisoner for a day in tbe midst of tbe Yankee army, tbot tbe officer* spoke freely of tbelr plans, and Mid Sherman did not intend to risk an engagement IT be cou'd belp It. as be bad no smmonltloB to apare. Tbey seemed content to make tbelr way peaoeably to tbe coast, at the moat practicable point, without a fight. 8HKKMAN STILL OK THI OOBCHIS ON TMM 7 m INST. [From tbe Richmond Examiner, Dec. 10.] Tbere is no news later tban tbe 7tb December. Jt that time the entire force of Sheim'in was ccnbintd on tke end tide ?f tke Ogechee. Op the 0th it ndv inted no leu (Ann eighteen milet. Bis men were represented as much fa tigued, and ibelr spirits flagging. In numbers tbere were 20,000 muskets, and a most enormous wagon train. Tneconntry in bis rear was awaimiog with stragglers and deserters, who are beg^lug or pillaging at every bouse. Citizens who have talked with the efi'cers con. cur in tbe deolaratlon that they are universally dtagusted with tbe expedition and tbe war. Tbe offlcera spoke very freely of Sberman's plana. They said be would not rlak an engagement if be could help it, because be bad no ammunition to spare, but would make hie way to tbe sea coast at tbe nearest practicable point. The enemy bad three or four hundred negroes witb them. Tbey bad no arms, but were merely camp followers, slipping off and making their way bome at every stopping, to be replaoed by others. No attention la now paid to tbe general order of Sherman, issued at the beginning of tbe march, and tbe whole country has been pillaged by moba of soldiers without officers. Wheeler is operating on tbe confused mass at every atep. A BATTLE PKOBABLY POVOHT BBPOBB BATIN*AH. (From tbe Richmond Sentinel, Dec. 10.J It seems to be tbe Impression tbat Sbeiman was mov ing towards Savannah, and s battle hoi probably been fought before this time. GEN. RILPATRIC&'S DEMONSTRATIONS. ADDITION A I. PARTICULARS Of XILPATBICK'B FIGHT. (From tbe Auguata Constitutionalist, Deo. 0.] At midnight on Saturday, General Wbeeler fell furi ously upon tbe enemy's rear. Tbe Yankee horsemen who covered tbe rear were driven back upon their In fantry support, and our troops, after considerable fighting, ' retired. In our light of Sunday with Kllpatrlck's cavalry, as sisted by tbe Fourteenth corps, we repulsed tbe enemy In every attempt to dislodge us by lire and counter oharges, but,fina l}/, being flanked, were compelled to retire, which was done In moat excellent order. Our loss was between seventy and eighty men. That of the federals la reported officially as "very heavy." One of the Yan kee officers was captured In a band to band encounter, and KU}>atrick himself tool wounded. On our side, Col. Gainse, Acting Brigadier, waa aeverely wounded. A FIOHT ON THB 5TH INST. NBAK A0OUBTA. [From the Auguata Constltutioaallet, Dee. ?.] On Monday laat a fight took place at Walker's bridge, on Briar creek, twenty-two miles from Augusta, In wblob tbo federals were worsted. A batch of one hundred and twenty-two Yankee prisoners bad arrived In Augusta. GENERAL FOSTER'S COLIHN. THB BATTLE OF HONEY HILL. [From tbe Savannah Republican, Pec. 3.] In our acceunt of tbls affair, In Thursday mornings issue, we spoke or it aa a "drawn battle," both armies having continued the light until dark. We wrote with tbe official despatch of General Smith before us, in which bis modesty, which Is equal to his merit, led us into error by withholding tbe true character of the contest Md tbo real magnitude of the victor/?toe such it was, and for the numbers engaged, one of the meat brilliant and important of the war. It was clearly a movement on the part of the enemy to co-operate witb Sberman; ao large a force would never have been eent simply to cut tbe Charleaton Railroad, when tbe Yankees believed It to be defended only by a company or cavalry. Honey Hill la about two and a hair miles east of tbe village of Grahamvllle, Beaufort District. On tbe crest of this where tbe road, or highway, strikes U, Is a semi-circular line or earthworks, derective though In construction, as they are too high for Infantry and have little or uo exterior elope. These works lormed tbe centre of our lines on Wednesday, while our left reached up Into tbe pine l?nds without protection, and our right along a line o! fence that skirts tb? swamp bolow the batteries. Tbey commanded lully tbe road in front as it passes through tbe swamp at tbe base of the hill, and only some fifty or sixty yards distant. Through tbe swamp, during the winter months, runs ? small creek, which epreads up atd down the road for a me thirty or forty yards, but la q :,te shallow the entire distance. Some sixty yards beyond this rreek tbe main mad turns off to the left, making an obtuse angle, while another and smaller road makes off to tbe rtgbt from tbe same point. The enemy came by the former road, and turned the angle apparently before they were aware of tbe presence of an opposing rerce. 1 liey consisted of four regiments of whites and the same number of blacks. Prisoners, or which ten or twelve are in our possession,state that tbis rorce wae commanded by Generals Potter and Hatch; some or them ssy General Foster was alao present as chler ot command. The ne groes, as usual, rormed the advance, and had I nearly reached the creek, when our batteries opened upon them down tbe road with a terrible volley or apbe- ( ricatcase. Ihis threw them Into temporary contusion but tbe entire rorce, estimated at five thousand, was quickly reetore l to order, and thrawn Into a line of battle parallel with our own, tip and down tbe margin of the swamp. Thus the battle raged from eleven in tbe morn ing till dark. Tbo onemr 'a centre and left were most ex posed and suflered terribly. Tbelr right waa poeted be hind an old dam tbat ran through tbo swamp, and It maintained Its position till tbe close of the fight. Our left was very much exposed, end an attempt waa once or twice made by tbe enemy to turn It by advancing through the swamp and up tbe bill, but tbey were driven back without a prolonged struggle. Tbe centre and le t or tbo enemy fought with a despe rate earnestness, several attempts were made to charge eur batteries,"and many got nearly arroes the swamp, but were In every Inatsnce rorced back by the gal Ing Ore poured Into them from our lines. We made a visit t-> t be field the day rollowing, and found tho swamp and road literally strewn with tbelr dead. Some eight or ten bodies were floating ta the water where tbe road crosses, and In a ditch on tbe roadside, Just beyond, we saw six negroes piled one on top the other. A colonel or one ot the negro regiments, with bis horse, waa killed while fearleesly leading bis men acrota Ibc creek in a charge. With that exception all tbe dead and wounded officers were carrlod off by the enemy dur ing the night. Many traeea were left where tbey were dragged from the wooda to the road and thrown into an bulances or carta. We counted some sixty or seventy bodies In the spece of about an acre, many of which were horrlhly mutilated by shells; somo with half tbelr heads shot off and others completely disembowelled. Tbe artillery was served with great socaracy, and we doubt If any battle field of the war presents such bsvoo among tbe treee and shrubbery. Immense pines and other growth were cut short off or torn into shreds. From all Indicatiooa It Is eatlmated that the loee of tbe enemy Is fully live or six hundred. Thle Is the lowest estimate we have heard. Many officers are of tbe opinion that their loss cannot be less than one thousand, Oura was eight killed ootright and thirty-nine wounded, three er four mortally. The onemy fought to eomo d lead ran tags, es tliey fired up hill, and most of tbelr ehote ranged too high. Our Infantry behaved with the greateet valor. Through out tbe protrai ted struggle there was little or no strag gling, nearly every man standing firmly to bis post of duty. Tbe Gonrgia brigade was commanded by Colonel Willie, who*e behavior on the field is highly commenda ble. The Athens battalion, under Major Cook, and tbe Augusta battalion, Maj it Jackson, stood manfully to their w< rk The fouth Carolina artillery also a<Med m >et handsomely, and served their gun* witn the *klll ef veterans. Great praise is beetowe I by tbe ranking officers on i si t*in Btewarl, of the Beaufort arll'.lery (five I guns), and on Kaele's ami Kmapaiu's baiteries, each of 1 which had a gun <n the action At beforo sU'.iJ. tbo i:?n?r?l conminJ \esleil >u THE ARMIES BEFORE SAVANNAH. General Sberman's Route from Millen?General Foster's Position at Pocotaligo. Major General Guimtub Smith, of the Georgia State forcei, though the line waa Immediately under the dlreo tlon of Colonel Coloock, whose conduct on the ocoaelon la apoxen of aa beyond all pralae. The gallant Colonel Gon zales waa aa active participant In the Oght, and might have been seen everywhere aiong the line, posting the guns and encouraging the troope. So much for the battle of lloney Hl'l. The enemy were whipped long before Its close, butt jy waited for night to tare themselves from dieaater in their retreat Soon after dark they made off with all poeatble speed, and, aa the evidences show, with the wildest fright and?onfi Bion. Nearly everything waa thrown away in tbeir flight The road and woods for mllee waa atrewed with clothing of every description, canteens, cooking nteaslla, fee., while !? tbeir camp, about two miles from the battlefield, they left everything. Any quantity of provi sions, bottles of liquor, preeerved meats, blankets, over ooate, 4c., were abandoned In tbeir hasty retreat. With the exception of ahelllog from their gunboats next day, which was harmless, nothing has been hear* of them since their galling defeat and inglorious flight. NIWS FROW NORTH CAROLINA. Reporta Regarding Bherman'i Opera tlone In O*orgla-Th? Unionists of North Carolina Very Active, dte. Nswrcrn, N. C., Dec. 8, 1S64. A refugee from the enemy's lines, who baa just ar-* rived here, aulas that some of the uppoaiUoa papers of this (Mate Intimate that Sherman's Infantry baa captured Augusta, Mllledgevllle and Macon, and that his cavalry had captured Millen; while the rebel papers, which claim to ? peak officially, deny that be haa made any such progress. By the way of Roanoke Island we have Southern dales to the 4th inat. The North Carolina papers slate that Sherman's cav alry bad captured Millen, and had doubtless liberated tbe Yankee prisoners, and.were moving oo to aplacestill more important. Tbe departure of rebel troope to tbe assistance of floor gin, leaves North Carolina nearly destitute or an armed force. The opposition papers in North Carolina speak of Sher man s undertaking as unparalleled in history, and Istl mate that be will doubtless sweep everything befsre him. and plant bis victorious standard upon tbe coast. The re election of Mr. Lincoln, accompanied wl'.h Sherman's prespect of success, is a new iocentlvs to the opposition parly or this State, who ere now fearlessly advocating immediate steps for tbe cessation of hostili ties, and tbe acceplaoce of such terms aa the federal I government may feel disposed to grant. The recont bold steps taken to this end by her delegation In the rebel Congreea are euatalsed by a large majority or tbe people, who, from all parta of tbe State, are sending their letters of approval to these representatives who are urged to withdraw in a body from Rtrbmond and return to North Carolina and assist in the movement or separate Slate action ror peace General Wild, of the African brigade, has arrived here with despatches, and to look oat ror the Interest ot the rami lies connected with his oommand. Tbe yellow rever baa entirely disappeared rrom New bern and BeauTort alnce tbe severe frost. Notwlthstand lag the weather Is now very warm no apprehensions are entertained of the reappearance of the epidemic this season. | The New Hteamihlp Morro Castle. A new steamship, bearing tbe above title, recently 1 bnilt by J. A. Westervolt k -on, Is now lying at pier No. I 4, North river. She is owned by Messrs. Spofford, Tlleston k Co., and is intended to run In their line between this I city and Havana, in connection with tbe steamers 'Jolum Ibla and Rag's. 1 he Morro Castle ?s a thorough built ship, the wood used In her con-tructlon being principally white oak, with some chestnut, kc., the bull being strapped toge ther by placing iron straps diagonally rrom tbe kelson to tbe bulwarks. The dimensions are as follows ? Length, two hundred and seventy feet, breadth, forty feet depth, twenty ltiree foet, and two thousand tons carrier's meosuremoni. Hie has a welkin* b?am engine, eighty Inch cylinder, with twelve feet strike or pision. wheels thirty leet in diameter and ten reet rail Tbo engine* aol machinery were built at tbe Allaire Works. The cabins and stateroom* are lolly and are beauliriiliy riled up with all the modern Improvements, the slste rooms ?ro unusually large and the veuillstlon as perfect as possible. H>ere are sccmmodatloss for one hundred and elpbty flr?t class passengers, no others bomg taken in this ship. The lounges, easy cnairs, Ac., are of rose woo^- iliecarpets are rich in pattern, and the upholstering generally does credit to Messrs A. T. Stewart k Co , wtie furnished tbess. Tne lamps, chins, glassware, fcc., wers supplied by the well known bouse or Messrs. h. V. hsughwout k Co., and sre tasteruiiy gotten up as wall as very appropriate, the silver ware is in keeping with the other fittings up of the ship, and is from Messrs. Wm. Brlce ti Co. s manufactory. The Morro Castle is commanded by Csptain R Adam*, well known to the travelling community on our Southern coast for many years past ss the abis and energetic m*s ter of the steamships Union, Jas. Adgsr, Jubo V. King, Columbia, Kagie, kc. As we stslsd above, this fine steamer Is owned ny Messrs. Ppoflord, Tilesion k Co., and will sail to morrow (Wednesday), st three P. M., (or Havana direct. Ths Navy. NAVAL BROROITS. Supervisor Riant bss sent to Captsin Oscar Bullus. In charge of tbe Cherry street naval rendezvous, a com muoioatlon In which be sets forth ibat ths followiug bounties will be psld to navsl recruits:? For tbrse years. $3?? Kor two yssrs WO To substitutse ths bounty will be for throe years msn, $600; for two years, $400. Twenty dollars band money will be psld to the person bnsging a recruit, and fl;ty dollars (or a substitute. A guard has been detailed to take the recruits rrom the county volunteer committee s rooms io the receiving ship. T1IK srrPLY <-TR*MER UXIOX left the Brooklyn Navv Yard on Sunday afternoon, hound for the Last Gull squadron. lbs liuloa is commanded t?y Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Id <ard Courey. TIP? WSMl'AKOAfl It announced to be l.iunchsi "i> nctl II irsday s'loru *}?>. LvmlUliic la to r?adtueas lor tbo work. 1EW8 FROM THE SOUTHWEST. EXCITEMENT AT MEMPHIS. Biauregard Reported ti be Marching on Fort Pillow. Ntgrt Troops Drawi lit# ulalml ami Slavghltrtf, Am. A* St. Loub, Deo 12.1864. Tim Republican h?a tbe following special daspatch'from Cairo:? Considerable excitement existed at Memphis oo the 0 tb tut., over tbe report that General Beauregard VM march ing on Fort Pillow with a strong forco Oaceola baa been occapled by a email force Of rebels. About twenty-live rebela appeared on the river bank ^ opposite Hstapbla, waved their hata and horrabed lustily dr Jeff. Davis. A fares of about one hundred tad Ofty negroes v? immediately placed on board a steamer, which moved a mile lower down the river. Here tbe nsgroos were laoded, and when they med out on shore tbe rebela broke and ran, apparently in tbe greatest consternation. They were hotly pursued by tbe negroes until tbey oame to a thick, bushy placo, where the rebela bad a large force secreted, which suddenly rose and Ured. The negroes then lied in great disorder, hotly pursued by tbe rebels, who slaughtered tbem at a dreadful rata. A number of the negroea rushed into the river and were drowned. One report says that only seven negroes returned, but another report says that more of tbem got back. EXPLOSION OF THE STEAMER MARIA. TwtatyOvc Hen Killed and Thirty Wounded?Twelve Soldiers Missing, &c? 4c. St. Loom, Dec. 11,1864. The steamer Maria, from St. Louis for Cairo, exploded at Carondolet, alx miles below St. Louts, early this morn Tbe pllota, clerks and other employee say that while the boat was laying, without steam in tbe boiler, an explosion look place on tbe larboard aide or the boat, carrying everything upwards and making a large bole In tbe boiler deck, tbrougb which several persons fell. Tbey say that tbe explosion waa caused by a box of ammunition, placed In tbe bold by eighty soldiers beloogtng to the Third, fourth and Tenth Wisconsin cavalry regtmsata. There were one hundred and elghty-sevsn horses and a number of mulaaoo board of tbe boat. The eoldiers positively aay that the explosion was caused by an Insufficiency of water In tbe boiler. Tbe boat waa cut loose aod grounded on tbe bar, wbere she waa entirely consumed by Ore. All tbe borsea aod mules were loot. It la reported that tweoty-Ove men were killed aod thirty wounded. Twelve soldiers are Biasing. Tbe soldiers lost everything. Tbe boat waa entirely new and valued at forty thou sand dollars. NEWS FROM MOROANZIA, LA. Mobuimii, La , Dec. 3,1*84. Matters ara sssuming a new shape all along the Missis sippi river. Generals Dana and Wasbburne are lapsing energy and dcoislon into movements on the east side. Major General Reynolds relieves Gsuerat Steele In the Department of Arkansas. Ho is tbe right man In tbe right place. General Ullmaa baa relieved General Iswler f the chief oommand. A marvellous change has been wrought In a few days. Morganzia seems to have been more a station to supply Rebeidom witb needful articles than a military post, and tbe rebeia were accustomed to pass In and out at will. All this baa changed. General Ullman is a rigid discipli narian. He has closed tbe lloea, and tbe camps and worka have now the aapect and docialon of a military post. Troupe are moving to ana (ro. Hut this is contra band. General Buckner and Prince de Pollgnac had a grand dinner given tbem a week ago by tbe citizens of Alexan dria. "Confusion to the tnion aod Old Abe" waa drank In tlowlng bowls. lbe Red river and Mississippi are both very blgb. Arrival of Cotton at Caba. * Caiao, Dec. ?, 1904. Two hundred and thirty-seven balee of cation arrived here to day, one bundred and one of which waa Tor re shipment aod seventy-six for St. Louis. Tbs MoLiJMnAumi Coactar.? The complimentary con cert to Frederick Mollenbaner eomee off oo Thursday next, and promises to bs a very brilliant affair. All the preliminary arrangements bave been undertaken by a committee of leading gentlemen, wbo have spared no pains to make the testimonial as pecuniarily as it will be artistically successful. Mo?t of our leading musicians have volunteered Oieir service* on this Interesting occa sion, as bave a so tbe members of the Arion ??<e!ety. The public we bave no doubt will liberally re'pood to tba efforta that are bsmg mails to Aid this deserving artist. Co.*ciitT tit ItupoKiTX ? A grind lune.1t concort will he given tnu evening, at ti.e Bn oklyn Atl,en.?um, to a y i.ltk" vwmI'*!, lllHo I.me P.irkhur?t, by S 'v 'r.l we.I i known srtHts and ? donhle quartette of n lateurs. We I b? eve liiia interesting child is lbs rtujwi.I ui s similar compliment uonu-uly. RICHMOND. Rebel Accounts of Warren's Operations. Hi If Moving on Woldoi tod 01?iig tho Rebels "Some Inconvenience." IMitluil Detail! tf the Hatcher's Km KoceiBeissiDce* T B 23 OAIVALIZBI, TO! RECOUP CORPS. Mr. Wm. J. Surk'i Dcipaich. H?ii quiirsas Ssnisn armt Coin, \ Bbtobi Pussbbuko, Va., Dec. 10,1884. / nm McoRKomuNca to niTcutirii kdi>. Id accordant* with order* received (be evening pre vious, the first dlvfcion or thli corpi, Brevet Major General Nelson A. Miles commanding, broke camp at daylight yeiterday morolog, and marched to Hatcher'a Run, a distance of about sis miles, with the design to cover certain reads In that direction and watch aoy movoments of the enemy wbicb migbt be made in that vicinity. A brigade of cavalry, under command of Colonel Klrwln, of the Thirteenth Pennsylvania, joined the division on the march, taking the advance. Tb# run was reached about nine o'clock, and the enemy were found to be Intrenched upon tbe opposite side. The run at this point is ordinarily about thirty feet wide, but the rebels had constructed a dam aome distance below, which had tbe effect of increasing tbe width nearly two fold. They bad also dug a large number of deep hols* In the water, which rendered tbe passage a matter of great difficulty. The Sixth Ohio oavalry were diamounted, and made a gallant attempt to charge across, but tbe heavy fire or the enemy and tbe coaditkoa of the ford compelled them to withdraw. *(*osb m urn. Tbe Infantry waa soon after brought op and formed in line, and, under oover of a heavy tire from oar guns, tbe Second New York (heavy artillery) succeeded in crossing , and drove toe rebels from their works Three men of tbe regiment were drowned durlbg the passage or the rord. Cavalry picket* were at onre thrown out and the requi site disposition of troops made to await an attack. About Ave o'clock P. M. a portion of tbe First and Third dlvl lions or another corps, under Brigadier General Wbeaton, reported to General Miles, and were hold In rsaerve. About dark ai heavy storm of haH and snow came on rendering It extremely uncomfortable fur tbe men, who, were without shelter. Huge Area were built, however, lighting up tbe heaveae and casting a ruddy glow upon tbe Ice-covered ground, and many a cheerful Jest and hearty laugh testified to the philoeopby with which our brave ho Idlers endure tbe greateet discomforts. the Karros. Tbe night passed away quietly, as did tbe morning of today At two o'clock in tbe afternoon, the object of the movement baying beon accomplished, Ceneral Ml lee received orders to fall back and return to camp. Soon after, tkeenemy, who bad been.ror some time massing in our rront, charged with a terrlQc yell upoa the earthworks from which tboy bad beeo driven tbe day previous, and at tbe time occupied by our cavalry. Tbey were ro ceired by a tremendous lire from oar troope, which caused their lines to waver and finally break in great conruaion. Tbey tied, leaving a large number of killed and wounded on tho tiold. Our men then charged In turn, and succeeded in capturing fifteen prisoners. In tho meantime odfe of tbe Infantry dlvlmons had com menced moving back In accordance with orders, and tbe balance or the command soon followed, the cavalry covering tbe rear. At one time a report came in that the enemy hud su< ceeded In crossing the run at a point some distance above, aad were ooming down upon ear right 5??* Tl>e troops were placed la poailioa to await the attack, but tbe enemy did not appear, and the march wae continued, tbe rear guard reeohlng their old en campment about dark. row. Oar loss wss about twenty-five In killed and wounded. Among tbe killed waa an officer belonging to a detach ment of tbe Second New Tork cavalry, whose name I could not learn. Tbe following Is a list or tbe casuaitiss In the First division, Second corps : cuuiLnar. James D. Coffin, D, 2d New York artillery, gunshot wound In srm. * Wjlllam Wherry, H; 140tb Pennsylvania, gunshot wound, In arm. James Calhoun. H, 140th Pennsylvania, In thigh. John B. Gilbert, K, 2d New York artillery, In side. Jobn Hell, I, 2d New York artillery, in leg. J. M. Strauss, II, ltOth Penut-ylvanla, both legs. Josbua K. Wblme, fl. 140th Pennsylvenla, left arm. David O. Scoit, H, 140th Pennsylvania, both feet. Win Parkinson, H, 140th Pennsylvania, right bip. R. M. Crouse, 11, 140th Pennsylvania, In bowela. Jerry Ayree, F, Slit Pennsylvania, in breast. F.. G. Martin, G, 140th Pennsylvania, in band. T. F. Thornburg (since died), H, 140th Peuusylventa, la bowels. David R. Whitebill (since died), H, 140th Pennsylvania In bowels. Sergeant John Nlckle, B, 140th Pennsylvania, In knee. HITLER'S HEADqCARTERS. Nr. William H. Ntrrlsm's Despatches. In rim Htu> m Faonr or Richmond, \ Dec. 10?0.30 A. M. J r.sMR. activity. Movements of large bodies of rebel troops are obaer vable, snd it is easy to tee that General Lee la nervous as to tho military movements of Generals Grant and Butler In this tbeatrs, as well as of those of Sherman on a far distant tbougb equally absorbing ecene. t'Sicoi iv KicnMOsfi. Yeeterday I saw a letter written in the city or Rich moed on the afternoon or tbe 8th inatant, and delivered through the lines tbst evening, wblcbgavs a most gloomy account ot the cooditionof aflairs in the rebel capltil. Tbe pending coljl weetber plncbee tbe denitena of tbe ' doomed city In tbe extreme. Cailoo is held at twenty one dollars a yard, coal seventy-Qve dollars a load, and twenty Ave dollars for bsullog; flour, three hundred dot. | lars a barrel, and wood one hundred dollars a cord. Tbs letter ststss tbst plenty reigns io tbe market at these prices, une dollar in gold la valuod at forty dollars in rsbei notes. cam-as or a nssrt. M?rt A rebel msll, destined lor localitice in Charles City county and other places, there being a few letters for Charleston, was captured and brought In yesterday. None contained, aa far as I learned, anything of public importance. | Tbe rebel rams that came down tbe river tbree days since, and which were warmly roceived by a tew well directed shots from Fort Rrady, left nigbt before last for , a point further up tbe river, ennics of r>isu;??*t. *fosyr>. Tbe Major Gsnersl commanding, by reason or tiie pre vious g<od conduct or I leu'snant < olooel hdwln 3. tlrve ley,of tbe lenth reg nisnt Ciuaerttcul Volunteers, re voke* his order dismissing Greeley from tbe service. The facts In this case wore that tbe oTendant left bis I command on board of a transport in tbs harbor ef New 1 York during the recent military eojonro of Ceueral lint ler in New York city, contrary to explicit orders. an<l in contravctlon ot tbe Articles of War. Geieral liutier contents iiimsoif with ealllng I ieumnant < olonel Greeley's stteniion to tbe gross br<a b of soldierly conduct and dlscipltno in whtcb he baa offended, and affirms tbat a sensitive officer and gentleman will find In this reproof sufficient csnsure and example to all officers utfend ng la like casee The Cnlted States troo ps embraced In tbe d.strlrts oT Eaatem Virginia and North Carolina respectively have been deeignated us separate brlgadee. This will enable tbe generals commanding those troops to conveue courts martial. ro i>s siurvm rsos a*t?i*t. The rrlends or lorloughed soldiers from New York who went borne to vote for President will be ^Isd to know that auch of them ? overstaid their leaves, bv reason cr delays no Meat to travel, and hen^-e havo been sub MM4 to arrest snd Imprisonment, have, by onlers from tho War l?|>artmeot. been reiessed and directed to return to duty, II it csn be ascertained that tbey were detaiued without fault on tb |r own part. rmiRM on t>cT< n oar. At twelve o'clock last niglit heavy tiring by the enemy commenced on Dutch Cap, and way vigorously answered. There was also firing at that hour on the right of Our ? line, near tbe Now Meiket toad, lb is llrltig waa with out I especial signliicanre >i Ml. Yestorday was the coldest day of the season hers 1 ate ia t evening a heavy baistorm set In, thougn sub scqueutly the cold considerably moderated. I* Tit* Finn, is Funwr o? R* mmv, I Bee. 11 ? Mormog. / Tits fXKMT Olf A BSOOSSOtSMM *. I'lelds division or tbe euerny tnade a recooo l-rsoce In f"r> e yeeterdny more in# on the BarSyt'*" e roed. no double liy lor tuo purposu of aacertaluing tba siren.;lb of these ln.es, which they foun t to be In s (McidlUoa *o 1 sati>f etory tb it they immediately left, which bad they not dene with great prcctpltath n they would have tin rtuubledly beeu captured in all their strergth. lbs ?-tiuiy Jv?a# to bo npprcbeuaiTd (Ml svweUimg is going oo within those lines they oannot divine. At til events they will do well lo keep their diataoce. Drivlnf In our pickets, tbey retired an* opened tbelr snorter batteries on Port Burnbaas, Isle rebel Fori Harrlseo, wilboul doing Um aligbieel damago. r?a k? si. mini, ?toot their abort but aprigbtiy engagement with Fort Brady. three daya since. olo-tely ho* Drury'a Bluff, end il is believed tbey were rouodly and secceeafully peppered The Prcse Dmpatch. Ha*Dg?AKTKtii, Armt or tiiR Potomac, Dee. 10, I8M. Tbe object of tbe movemeut upoa Hatcher's run waa evidently to keep tbe enemy from sending a force to in tercept Warren, and It in believed to have be 'n success* ful. Our entire loo in tho affair amounted to about ona bundred and twenty-live Id killed and wounded. At two o'clock this at tern on tb<; command wan ordered to return, and to-nig hi the troops are bacx in itier old cam pa. Nothing positive bis yet been beard from Warren. Rumor has It that be ban bad a fight at Jarrett's nation, on the Weldon Railroad, In which be gained a victory, and was pursuing tbe enemy. REBEL ACCOUNTS. The movement Agalait Weldon. DETAILS OP WARItKN'S OI'ERATIONS?WllKM LAST UEABD PR 'M BE WAH MOVINII OK WF. OOK. (Irom the Rlrbmuid Dispatch. Per, 10.) We mentioned on yesterday thai a column, thrown oat from Grant's army, and supplied and equipped for ? protracted expedition, bed struck the Weldon Hiillrnml at .larratt's, thirty miles south of Petersburg, an I when last board from woro marching in tb>? direct ton of Wel don. There was a flying rumor lint llaniptuu had en countered and bed ft light with Jhi? column ?. but we could trace the utory to no trustwortby source. Ilia pri.bability of tliiB thine wus, doubtless, tbe Iaib?r or the report We know n< thing ol tho pltua ot our general in | re'aiion to this movement of the enemy, but conies* we 1 shall bo dinappointed if tbe Yankee column in permitted to movo without Interruption or obHtrucllon to Its desti nation. II sot out with beef on tbe hoof and other sop pirns suited to tbe uses of a movable army. Wa look to see some of tbe beef, at least, turned over to tho Confederate commissariat. Hampton's men have a deserved widespread reputation as bocf hunters: an opportunity now oflars for adding to their fame in this particular. . _ In send lug out this column Grant purpoaed mora thin ona of those flying expeditions known as raida. Me de signed establishing a new true at a polot which should deprive us permanently of the use o( tbe Peiersbnrg and Weldon Railroad, and at the same time threaten Wll mlngtnn Weldon was, doubtless, the point selected. If he succeeds in getting tbero and rortlfylng himself ha will hof>o to a-jpply his troops by the Roanoke river or by rebuilding the tfuflolE Keilroad. It remains lo be seen bow much of his oxcellont pUn will be successfully ac complished. review or warren'r operations. [From the Richmond Whig, Dec. 10.J Our telegraphic column contained tbia m rnlng, In a condensed lorm, tho latest news received here with refer ence to the Yankee raid on the Southsida. By way of re view. we Will stato tbat on Tuesday night a heavy oolumn af Yankees, comroscd of infantry, artillery and cavalry# left our front and moved out on tne Jerusalem P|*? road. Ther were reported Wednesday morning at Proc tor's, soma Iwertty mitos distant, and atlll In motion. Ibis oolumn is said to embraco two corp? ol Inlaatry, with a quanlmm ntflc.f ol artillery, but a small force of "X'd many knowing people aro exercised as to the destination of tha raid. If they have no more cavalry than reported they will,of course. Boon get to the end of their journey. On tbe othtfr hand, wo are Inclined to be lieve they are belter equipped than reported, and we will soon boar or the destruction of bridges, Ac., In tbe direc tion of Weldoo. 7hU, me art framk lo admit, milIjw*iwa $cm? ineonventtnee. but will not retrieve lo tbe least tbe palpable and Irretrievable failure which Gram baa made in his -On to Richmond and Petersburg." I winter, from present appearaucee, doea not ?eem in dine<l to wait longer for Ulyases, and, unksse be aoon makes a deiperil* forward movement, the far as he is coacertied, will terminate Ibglorlcnaly. Cjj? ? tho ableet general in the world," with a due rsgard for his fame, permit ibis? The fact Is, be muet not only raid, but fl^bt; and, If he attempts a light, do aomelblng more than make "a reconnolssance In forcej We give tbe following distancea, tbat our reeaera may understand the course taken by tbe raidera:? . Jarrrti's is thirty miles Irom 1 etersburg, and IVIIfleld ten miles further south on ibe Weldon road At lhia point there ts a railroad brt'lve acroae tbe Meberrln river, to which the raiders, oo (doubi, will give attention, it they havetlme. Bel I ft eld is in Greensville county, sod is twenty -two mtlee distant from Weldoo. The whole ?M* ant e between Petersburg and Weldoo la ililylwo mites. Up to one o'clock P. M we were ouable to learn any tbing further of tbe enemy's movement, but may slate that, from tbe disposition made by General lee, It Is not improbable that tbe raiders may come to grief era Utey are forty-eight hour* older. EVERY MAN OK THE WHI.DON BOAD EXPEDITIOJI OUGHT TO BK CAl'TCRED. [From the Richmond rximlner, I^ec. 10.1 We learn tbat the force leut by Grant down ibe Weldon road com-isted of one entire corps, bosidea tbe cavalry. At)*ry man vf them ought to be cap'urtd. Saovr at RUhmond-Mavimiati om the Jamea. [Kr*>m tbe Richmond Kxamlner, Peo 10-1 gnow falls on tbe qulei liues or Richmond. An attack was expected this morning, but the Interdict ot winter n>The cnemv crossed a small foroa of Infantry to tha south side of Jauies river on Wednesday morning, at Cox s iJtndlnK, near the mouth of !>utch <!ap canal and below battery Slmras 1 hey are upon the neck of low grounds whore they can do u thing and cannot Our picket line extends across their front and within three hundred yards of the canal. It Is not desirabiejo hold this point with our forces, but simply to keep inam In check lo the useless position which tbev have There ia no truth in tbe rumor that they have affected any crossing at a point higher up tbe river. Our mortara a: d batteries command the position, and are keeping up the usual amount of annoyance. The Hltnatlan Uelow Richmond. WINTKR INTERDICTING ACTIVE OPERATIONS ON THE jambs. The sound of heavy guns was beard on yesterday evening on tho linea beiow tbe city Tbe tiring, though unexplained, is believed to have been nothing more than tho i-beiung, by our river batteries, of tbe Uutcb Gap canal, as tbe wind at the time wis setting fair from that p |nt Winter seem? to have ssl In in earnest, mit atlll there la do grand itta k irom Grant He let the golden dnya of anuimn (lip by unimproved, and tbe winter mmnth when no man can flgbt. \Sehadnot even a rumor from I'etershurg on yester day which ta conclusive evidence tbat notbin| of lm? | parlance bad occurre<I or waa going on tbere. Tbe l*ropoaed Reception of Adnlral Farragut. MEBTINO TO BE HELD AT TUK COLLECTOR^ OPPtCH TO-DAT. An ad ourned meeting or tbe merebanta' committee engaged In making arrangements tor the reception of Admiral Farragut waa held at Collector Iiraper'a onice yestor lay afternoon. Moses Taylor, Kep, presided, and Samuel Sloan, Eaq , officiated as secretary. There was qulto a formidable attendance of our le d n,r cif/.ena, and among them might be mentioned tbe following:? Jebn Jacob Astor, Collector Simeon Draper, A. A. I/>w, Alct Stewart, Robert I.. Stuart, Alex. Hamilton, Sbep pard Knapp, James Wjd'wnrth, II O. Ftebblos. lhas. H Marshall. Prosper M. Wetmore, H. Crinnell, Idwards l'lirrcpt nt, Jotoi b Uwrcnco, KIward Mlnturn, le uard W. Jeromo, Robt s II>uo and II M Tabor. ' Ibe resolutions adoided at tho preliminary m-etiof oo Palurd.y wcrounatimou-ly endo.sod by tbo lull asaem b ur" ^Vrfoli*tbertislr^tn w.des?meeinq.ianlremark? in favor of^present rg Adm rai Kar.a-.twlth . snh.ren tiel tok??n of tho e?t?*em ?n?J admirntloa ia wlnca Do ^ a^r"* ,P^w" oveS't^ "coriutT^ twonty geotlem-n be anointed by the lor tbo putp *e of ret .i"* ? t-ihiw Urje p'lm of WHief wherewith to ptircl>?8?* flttiBg teit'm nlaT tr to tho U.d Jt.Uin.n Mr I.ow TwmntUed tbnt no ittft ?n tl?e P^w?r of to# popple t> m iko could be to<? i:ree? to pay for 11? ?? 4 services which Admiral Z whole country. His remarka wero roost war plauded. <nd the '"haib Tbe motion was unnlmously a do? ted, ana yjif stated that he vtiM he prep-red to report lb. of tho committee st the next m'ctl?*jher ,-nuimittee waa On motleo ol Collector I'ra. er ^ miorm him appointed to receive Ailmiral - narcbanta of of the action taken rerpiclmif him New York. .. . ..toivlng to re assemble tho meeilng ad.lourneJ,, a. Admiral rarrigut at eleven o cl-?k this m >',0? should arrive; otherwise th# ,rlf|llH ^ the ?, r rep *??>'-*^ntTre ((ld seaman j r ^Mb ?!&?; committee is y v . , ,n , ?wor.l or p t r of, isto.s toitig more s" * (l the most substantial and An .'le.-s",! n_ ? ke? o( !lT ?,moo. the commiliee, imor- > e i f*f ,,P (>r i.resenting tbo money ?<ae:r, while ?< _ i(,.,, j toth" o-itv o or therecttnent ' "h of' le ding ho* In- rhall dispose Of It l? J' '-to h msel' and hie esthiia- e iidy he s>.b eel P1 '1 ?,U tiii.iij b.-it.e l at t..e ucxi nieeiHig wJ l?e yv\M ? ? "'iHf-.n 'ifi?et '""ii .re t>e?B made for the committee ?? ? *n the bay this m?r?ti?< tbe revenue ?M" *' ^rr' v.dd Ibellart'ord does not rtye >.r-n-? !-? ii.ghl and land her distir uahed lu il" k ty' ?rh?' Attny ??r ? rneoe-al Robert li. Pottcf, of tin ellf, ?m t -ite nd d v? o.i of the Ntolta army enrps, Z U i i'in.'ted to tem- 'r .en-rat by brevet, -or dl.t n?v--.e l and gallant .ond .ct t? tho severe, aclloat s? ce ct i.tn the HapWaS, to take rank (rata Aur.tsi l IMA."