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On the 30th of April, after having been soli cited by Capt. Davis to abandon his position and to go in the St Mary’s to Panama, and thence to the United States, with assurance that he [Capt D.] would protect all his force and secure for them conveyances to the United States, and with the other assurance that he intended to take possession of the only means of conveyance which Walker had, namely, the schooner Granada, Walker commissioned Gen. Hcnningscn and Col. Waters to negotiate.— The result of their negotiations was an agree ment, drafted by Gen. Hcnningscn, which was signed, proclaimed, and acted upon by Gea. Walker and Capt. Davis, on the Ist of May.— It is contained in the annexed : Head-quarters or tub Army, Adj. General’s Office, Kivas, May 1, 1857. General Orders, No. 50.—The Command cr-in -chief, in communicating to the Army the following agreement, thinks proper to state that he entered into it on solemn assurances from Capt. Davis that Col. Lockridge, with his whole command, had left the San Juan river for the United States. In parting, for the present, with the brave comrades* who have adhered to our cause, through evil as well as good report, the Com mander-in-chief desires to return his deep and heartfelt thanks to the officers and soldiers under his command. Reduced to our present position by the cowardice of some, the incapacity of others, and the treachery of many, the Army has yet written a page of American history which it is impossible to forget or erase. From the future, if not from the present, we may expect just judgment. Rivas, May 1, 1857 An agreement is hereby entered into between General William Walker on the one part, and Com. Chas. 11. Davis, of the U. S. Navy, on the other part, and of which the stipulations are as follows: First.— Gen. William Walker, with sixteen officers of his staff, shall march out of Rivas with their side-arms, pistols, horses and per sonal baggage, under the guaranty of said Capt. Davis, of the U. S. Navy, that they should not be molested by the enemy, and should be al lowed to embark on board the U. S. vessel-of war St. Mary’s, in the harbor of San Juan del Sud, the said Capt. Davis undertaking to trans port them safely on the St. Mary’s to Panama. Secondly. —The officers of Gen. Walker’s army shall march out of Rivas with their side arms, under the guaranty and protection of Capt. Davis, who undertakes to see them safe ly transported to Panama, in charge of a U. S. officer. Thirdly.— -The privates and non-commis sioned officers, citizens and employees of de partments, wounded or unwounded, shall be surrendered, with their arms, to Capt. Davis, or one of his officers, and placed under his pro tection or control, he pledging himself to have them safely transported to Panama, in separate vessels from the deserters from the ranks, and without being brought into contact with them. Fourthly. —Capt. Davis undertakes to ob tain guaranties that all natives of Nicaragua or Central America, now in Rivas and surrender ed to the protection of Captain Davis, shall be allowed to reside in Nicaragua, and be protect ed in life and property. Fifthly. —lt is agreed that such officers as have wives and families in San Juan del Sud shall be allowed to remain there, under the protection of the United States flag, until an opportunity offers of embarkation for Panama or San Francisco. General William Walker and Captain Davis mutually pledge themselves to each other, that this agreement shall be executed in good faith. [Signed] WM. WALKER, Cl I AS. 11. DAVIS. (Com. U. Navy.) Present and acting: [Signed] C. F. Hi.nnincsen, John P. Waters, J. WiNTiißoi* Taylor. By command of Win. Walker, General Com manding-in-chief. Pu. R. Tuomcson, Adj. Gen. N. A. The following was endorsed on the above document by Gen. Ilenningsen : This is the only agreement or convention whatever entered into by General Walker; it was only entered into after Captain Davis de clared that he w ould not let the schooner Gran ada leave the harbor of San Juan, and meant to seize her before he sailed. No convention or capitulation was entered into by the enemy, Rivas being given up to Capt Davis, and the garrison surrendered to him. C. F. 11. The same evening, after the proclamation aforesaid, Walker, escorted by Captain Davis ami Gen. Zavala, left Rivas for San Juan —and on the next day he issued another order ad dressed to Capt. Faysscux, instructing him to give up the Granada to the United States. On the same day (’apt. Davis sent Lieut. McCorkle with Walker’s men to Virgin Bay with orders to accompany them to Panama. — On the 6th, the St. Mary's left San Juan del " THE UNION AND ITS GOVERNMENT," Sud. At that time Lieut. McCorkle and his charge had not yet left A irgin. Appended is Gen. llenningscn’s report of the evacuation ami the attendant proceedings. To Hie Excellency, Gen. Win. Walker , Com mander-in-chief, and Vreeidcnt of Nicar agua ; Sm —In conformity with your instructions on the night of the 3d of April, I proceeded with Colonel Waters to the enemy’s camp at Cuatro Esquinas, to confer on your behalf with Capt. Davis, of the U. S. sloop-nf w ar St. Mary’s. Captain Davis, said he knew your position was untenable: that he had opened negotiations with the allies for the evacuation f that place, if you would consent. Firstly, that Colonel Lockridge had retired from the river; 2dly, that no more steamers would come out from tlie U, 8., and Bdly, that your ranks were being thinned by desertion ; and therefore pro posed that you' should surrender Uivas and you and your stall' should accompany him to San Juan, and thence per U. S. 8. St. Mary’s to Panama, the rest to be transported via Tor tuga* and Punta Arenas to Panama, alter sur rendering their arms, and the officers retain ing their side arms. I replied that your entertaining such pro positions would depend on your being satisfied with regard to the evaluation of the river; that your principal motive for holding Rivas was, that Lockridge might arrive and find it oc cupied by the enemy; that it was probable you could not hold out much longer, hut you could break the enemy’s ranks, and march in any direction you pleased; that if you were further enfeebled you could cut your way to the Pacific and embark at San Juan or some other point on the coast on your schooner Gra nada, with two six pounders, stores arms, cartridges, cannister, amunition, powder and lead. On this Captain Davis remarked, that he must at once inform me that it was his un alter ahU determination not to allow the schoon er Granada to leave the port, and to take pos session of her previous to her sailing, which must take place in a few’ days. He was acting on instructions from his superior officer, from the Commander in chief; that since the last administration, instructions have been received which contained nothing to alter the course he intended to pursue, but ho prefered I should consider this as unsaid —and that you would regard him as acting on his own ami sole re sponsibility. I remarked that his resolution was a most important one and would probably prove a determining fact, and therefore asked him to repeat deliberately whether it was his fixed determination to seize the Granada; he replied that it was his unalterable resolution not to allow* the schooner to leave the harbor, and to take jK)ssession of her before he sailed. With regard to the evacuation of the San Juan river by Col Lockridge and his forces, he said —that he had entirely satisfied himself of the fact, both by the investigations of his Lieut. McCorkle and by perusing the copy of a con tract for passage to the U. 8. of said force, signed by Scott, and officers of the British Squadron, beside other corresponding evidence. I observed that he might have been im posed on by a forgery, and asked whether his conviction was shared by Mr. McDonald, agent of the Transit Co., whose position rendered his opinion valuable. Capt. Davis replied that Mr. McDonald had been satisfied of the fact by Lieut. McCorkle’s representations: but that he (Capt. Davis) was full}' aware of the re sponsibility ho was assuming, and pledgi d him self for the authenticity of his statement. I thereupon agreed to submit the following offer from Capt. Davis, as the only proposition like ly to be admissible, viz: that, under the guar antee of the American flag you should, with sixteen of your officers selected by yourself, with their arms, horses and effects leave Rivas to embark at San Juan for Panama—that Rivas, with its garrison, should be surrendered to Capt. Davis—that the privates should de liver up to him their arms, and together with their officers, employees and citizens be trans ported by another route to Panama, accom panied by a U. 8. officer, and under guarantees of the D. 8. Hag. At 2 a.m. May I, I returned to Rivas, pro mising your answer at 10 a. m., and per sonally to come back, if the negotiation was not broken off. Accordingly, at 10, I return ed to the quarters of Capt. Davis, at the Cua tro Esquinas accompanied again by Col. Waters, when Capt. Davis signed the draft of the agreement which I had made out in your presence and to which you acceded, in view of the determining fact—that Capt. Davis de clared (hat he had embargoed and intended to seize the Granada (which was therefore cer tain), and pledged himself as to the evacuation of the San Juan river by Col. Lockridge (which was therefore more than probable.) In conformity with your instructions, the agreement in question was drawn out without any reference to the allied rebel leaders, ex cept when once mentioned as the enemy. With Gen. Zavala, I interchanged courtesies in (he quarters of Captain Davis, Jerez I met in the same place, after signature of the agree ment. Rut no allusion was made to it by either, while being still negotiated or after its conclusion. I only observed, in reply to a remark which had been made, that shots were fired from both lines during the armistice ; that from the other side they were fired on wantonly—from ours, only when the enemy profited, by the suspension of arms, to induce desertion or to erect barricades, which we considered, and would continue to consider, an act of hostility; and that on the 11th ultimo, when wo re turned the wounded and prisoners to the en emy, by your directions, I myself saw them, under cover of the white flag, attempt to raise a barrier on the. Ban Jorge road. To this Gen. Zavala replied, that very different orders had been given, and that the matter should be bet ter looked into in future, but gave me to un derstand that the commander in one of the enemy’s entrenched camps had very little con trol over the other. Having brought back this agreement for your signature, Col. Waters returned with it to the Cuatro Esquinas, and was to bring back Capt. Davis as soon as word was sent that you were ready to evacuate. I next ordered cannon, foundry and ammuni tion to be destroyed, by breaking the trunions and sawing through the carriages of the former, by breaking up the steam engine, fan, anj cu pola of the foundry,and throwing tlie ammuni tion and powder in4o the arsenal-yard wells. This order w*s duly executed by Lieut. Colonels Sw’inglo and Patterson respectively, at the head of the arsenal aivl ordnance de purtments. In this manner were destroyed in the arsenal two twelve-pound brass howitzers, three six-pound iron guns, four light iron twelve-pound mortars, four brass guns taken from the enemy (viz. one four-pound and three five-pound guns). In the ordnance office 55,000 cartridges, 300,000 caps, 1600 pounds powder. There remain undestroyed 55 shell, 320 twenty-four-pound shot fired into Rivas by the enemy, 240 six-pound shot cast of iron from the enemy’s shot, from hell metal and from lead. About 5 p. m. Capt. Davis, with Gen. Zavala, who was to escort you, both through his lines and to San Juan, repaired to your head quarters at Rivas, and I proceeded from thence, with Capt. Davis and Dr. Taylor (Surgeon of the St. Mary’s), to the lower plaza, where I order cd the garrison to he formed, and caused your General < )rder No. 59 to be read to them. I then addressed them, to the effect that they were now, by your order, taransferred to the control of Capt. Davis, and to take protection of the United States flag, and that I expected they would yield to him, or to any United States officer be should appoint, the same im plicit obedience as to their own Commander in-chief, until they reached Panama. I then presented Capt. Davis, who expressed to them the hope that officers and men would assist him in the execution of his arduous task. He then transfered the command, until his return on the following day, to Dr. Taylor, Surgeon of the St. Mary’s, who directed the men to de liver up their arms in the ordnance office. The state of the garrison, when delivered over to the United States officer, was as follows: Wounded and nick, and out of hospital, Surgeons and hospital attendance . Ifti Prisoners 102 Kin ploy ces of depHrtments and armed citizens HO OlliniN, non-commissioned others and privates, ex elusive of the 10 accompanying you to. Sun Juan 14H Native troops 40 On returning to your head quarters with Capt. Davis and Lieut. Swingle, we found that you had left with your staff, accompanied by Gen. Zavala, for San Juan del Sur, where, the same night, I made to you on hoard the St. Mary’s, verbally, the report which, by your fur ther order, I hereby reduce to writing. CHAS. FREIVC IIENNINGSEN, Major General Nicaraguan Army. On the arrival of Walker and his officers at Panama, they were kept on hoard of the St. Mary s until the 10th, when they were sent to Aspinwall in charge of an officer and a com pany of the Marines. The same evening they left for the United States, Walker and a ma jority going to New Orleans, and Ilenningsen and a few others to New York. From Hu* Pnnanut SUr and Il«*rnld. STATISTIC* OF W A I.K Mil'S CAMPAIGN. BV GENERAL IIKNNINOSKH. The following document was given by Gen. Ilenningsen to a gentleman in this city, who has kindly placed it at our disposition for publica tion. We believe that in some particulars which did not fall under Gen. iienningsen's personal observation he is mistaken, ami that his state ment of the enemy's number and loss is too large in many instances, whilst it will be ob served that he preserves a most guarded si lence as to the sufferings of Walker’s men, and gives us no insight into the “ policy” of Walker or his administration. The duration of the war carried on by Gen. Walker in Nicaragua against the allied forces, may be divided into three periods : The first period may he reckoned from Juno 21), 1855, to April 11th, 1866, comprising nine months, during which ho fought against 4,800 men, viz: 1,800 serviles and 3,000 Costa Ri cans, the result leaving him, after a loss in round numbers of 200 men killed and wound ed, (and 1,000 of the enemy,) master of the soil of Nicaragua. The following were the principal engage ments : At Rivas, June 20, 1865, Gen. Walker com mando^ —American force, 55 Americans and 10 natives; enemy’s force, 600. Americans and natives killed, 11 ; do. wounded, 11 ; ene my’s loss in killed and wounded, 800. At Virgin, Sept. 3, Gen. Walker command ing—American force, 45 Americans and 120 natives ; enemy’s force, 650. American loss 0 ; enemy’s loss, 160. At Santa Rosa, March 20, 1856, CoLSchles singer commanding—American force, 800 ; en emy’s force, 600. Americans killed and wound ed, 85; enemy’s loss unknown. At Rivas, April 11, Gen. Walker command ing—American force, 550 Americans and 200 natives; enemy’s force, 3,000. Americans killed, 00, wounded 80; enemy killed and wounded, 140. The second period may he reckoned from the Ist of September to the 12th December, 1860, terminating with the evacuation of Granada. During this time he (Walker) had to contend against about 7,000 men of the na tive and Allied army, the result being, that with a loss of 311 killed and wounded on his side, and the loss of 2,700 killed and wounded on that of the Allies, at the end of December their forces were reduced to 1,600 men, thinned every day by desertion. In fact, hut for the capture of the lake and river steamers, the war might have been considered virtually de cided. The following were the principal actions: Sept. 1, 1856, at San Jacinto, Col. McDonald commanding—American force, 40; Allied ar my, 200. Americans killed and wounded, 26; Allies, —. Sept. 5, San Jacinto, Col. Cole command ing—American force, 60; Allied force, 200. October 10, at Massaya, (ien. W alker com manding—American force, 800 ; Allied force, 1,800. Americans killed and wounded, 00; Allies do., 000. Oct. 13,at Granada, Gen. Walker command TKIt MS : FIVE DOLLARS PEE ANNUM, IN ADVANCE, ing—American force, 150 ; Allied force, 800. (Killed and wounded, no return). Nov. 10, on the Transit, Gen. Hornsby com manding—American force 250; Allies, 700. Nov, 11, same place, Gen. Walker com manding—American force, 260; Allied, 880, Americans killed and wounded, (on the two days) 25 ; Allies do., 70. Nov. 17, at Massayn, (Jen. Walker com manding—American force, 260; Allied force, 2.000. Americans killed and wounded, 90 j Allies do., 600. Nov. 24, at Granada, Gen. Henningsen commanding—American force, 270; Allied force, 2,800. Americans killed and wounded, 160: Allies do., 1,500. Total Americans killed and wounded during this period, 311 Total of Allies killed and wounded during this period, 2,700 The third period may be reckoned from the 25th of January to the Ist of May, 1857, which terminated the siege of Rivas, and during which time Walker had contended against over 0,000 of the enemy, with a loss to his force of 300 killed and wounded, and between 2,000 and 2,500 to that of the Allies. The actions are classed as follows: Jan 25, 1857, at Obraje, Gen. Henningsen commanding—American force, 230 ; Allied do. 2,100. Americans killed and wounded, 15; Allies do., 00. Jan. 29, at San Jorge, Gen. Henningsen commanding—American force 400 ; Allied do., 2.800. American loss, 92; Allied do., 850. Feh. 3, same place, Gen. Walker command ing—American force, 220; Allied do., —, Americans killed and wounded, 25 ; Allies do., 20. Feb. 20, at same place, Gen. Walker com manding—American force, 300 ; Allied do., —. Americans killed and wounded, none; Allies do., 100. March 4, at Jocote, Gen. Sanders command ing—American force, 125; Allied do., 2,800. Americans killed and wounded, 39; Allies ■ Ih., —. March 10, at San Jorge, Gen. Walker com manding—American force, 400; Allied do., 2.800. Americans killed and wounded, 75; Allies do., 500. March 23, at Rivas, Gen. Walker command ing—American force, —; Allied do., 2,500. American loss, ; Allied do., 400. April 12, at same place, Gen. Walker com manding—American force, —; Allied do., 2.000. Americans killed and wounded, (from March 23 to April 11,) 52 ; Allies do., 600. Total American loss, 299 Total Allied loss, 2100 From the foregoing, wo arrive at the follow ing summary : Force of Walker from the time of his landing to May 1, 1857, nearly two years, exclusive of Lockridge’s force 2,518 Total force of the allies, exclusive of 1,200 Costa Ricans, (if on the river as alleged,) 18,000 Total killed ami wounded of Walker’s force, 2,815. say 850 Total of Allied loss, 5,860 To this force of 2,518 men, the total number Walker bad under arms during two years since bis landing in the country, it is hardly necessary to add the armed citizens who fought at Granada and Rivas, because they arc, with a score of exceptions, discharged soldiers. It must he borne in mind that if many unwound ed died, a large proportion of the w’onndcd recovered. It is estimated that during the two years, of 2,518 men enlisted or holding commissions, there were— Killed, or died of wounds or sickness, about 1,000 Deserted, 700 Discharged, 250 In Rivas, on Ist of May, 435 Surrendered, or escaped on the river, 8U Total, 2,465 Leaving unaccounted for, 58 It will be perceived from these figures, which are substantially correct, (whatever error they may contain being in favor of the Allies,) that this has been no ordinary contest, either as re gards the obslinancy with which Walker’s men fought, or the odds against which they were opposed, and to enable your readers to discern that this has been no holiday work, it will suffice to point out that in proportion to the number engaged, the loss of the Americans averages more than double the number lost in the battles of Mexico, by Taylor or Scott, and that Walker’s men were engaged against an average of double the disparity of force which the United Stales armies had to struggle against in Mexico. Those who will take the trouble to figure out the matter will discern that the loss was, for instance, at Rivas, 11th of April, 24 per cent.; at Massaya, Nov. 17tli, 85 per cent.; at Granada, 37 per cent.; at San Jorge in the first battle, 23 per cent; and in the lust, 18 per cent.; whereas, the first day’s battle of Monterey, in Mexico, gives under 9 per cent. They will further discover, that the average fighting in Nicaragua Ims been all through more bloody that the memorable bat tle of Lundy’s Lane; and w hen it is consider ed that about 1,000 of Walker’s men have done the real fighting, it will bo conceded that they have redeemed the weakness or the thaine of those who could not face prolonged endu rance or continued danger. At Jocote, March 4th, by the incapacity of Gen. Sunders, 125 men, whom he commanded, avo way before 200 of the enemy. The wounded, which he abandoned, were slaughter ed. His total loss wps 37 men. This was called the Jocote races. On the 10th March, Gen. Walker marched to San Jorge with 400 men, two six pounders, one howitzer, and four mortars, approached within 400 yards and fired on the place for near two hours, expending near 220 shot and shell. By this fire the enemy were driven out of San Jorge, except the church, where they left a small guard for the wounded. One part of their force retired back of the town, the re mainder, favored by the broken ground, brush and plantain patches, and numbering about 2,000 men, made a fierce attack, which lasted about four hours, on Gen. Walker’s position, which half the time was attacked on three sides at once. Finally, all these attempts hav ing been repulsed, Gen. Walker fired forty shots more on the place, with a view to show that he had maintained his ground, as there was nobody in it. It was now discovered that the enemy had got between Gen. W alker and Rivas, where, in the hollow' road, and behind cactus fences, they hoped to impede his re turn, or, at least, to stop his heavy guns, mor tars, and wagons of wounded. They were, however, dispersed without trouble or loss, till close to Rivas, where on one road they had strongly barricaded a house at the Cuatro Es quinas. On this road, one gun, a wagon, and some wounded were wedged in on a hollow road ; and almost as much loss was expe rienced in rash attempts to pass this house (w hich Gen. Walker twice rode by), as during the whole fight at San Jorge. Meanwhile Gen, Henningsen, who had brought up the rear guard in excellent order, dispatched part of his force, with the two guns, into Rivas by the other road, which had been easily cleared.— Finally, as night was coming on, the other guns and wagons were driven through a plan tain patch and brought into Rivas a(>out day break. The total logs of Walker’s force was seventy-five killed and wounded. loss of the enemy is ascertained to have been 400 killed and wounded; probably much more, as nearly 600 rounds were fired this day from Walker’s artillery. On the 23d of March 2,500 men attacked Rivas. They nearly surprised, and had cut through the door of the hospital when discover ed. They attacked him from three sides with great fierceness for about three hours. On three points they succeded in occupying houses outside the barricades. At one point they brought up a five-pound gun, which was cap tured, together with an Italian Licutcnant-CoG onel commanding it, the same who was m charge of the stores on board the Costa Rican brig blown up by Capt. Faysscux. The en emy were finally driven out of all these houses, leaving about thirty prisoners, one gun and about 6,000 cartridges in the hands of Walker. Though the enemy had been all the morning removing their dead, seventy bodies were buried that afternoon by the garrison, and two wells, one full and the other half-full of dead, were discovered two days after. The enemy at one time occupied half the house in which Major Tucker’s men were quar tered, and twenty-five were here taken prison ers by him. The total loss of the enemy was ascertained to be over 400 men ; that of Walker 12 killed and wounded. The next attack was on the 11th of April, an hour before daybreak, 150 Costa Ricans, on the information of deserters, gaining the Lower Plaza, and occupied nearly a whole row of houses. They again attacked three sides of the town, and succeeded in occupying some huts, being within a thin partition of Captain McEnchen’s quarters on the main street Gen. Henningsen brought three pins to bear, one in front, one on the side, and one on the rear of the south of the Plaza, and Capt. Buchanan’s company charging on them, seventy-three, in cluding three officers, surrendered, the rest having stampeded. One of the guns was then sent tfr the relief of Capt. McEachen, and the enemy were rapidly driven back. These and Santa Crsula were the serious points of attack ; on all others they had been repulsed, and by 9 o’clock, a. m., had abandoned the field, leaving 130 bodies for Walker’s men to bury, and 73 prisoners, and 25 wounded in his hands; 100 more dead w'ero seen laid out at the Cuatro Esquinas, and 225* wounded were counted. This, however, was only part of their loss, which, besides prisoners, cannot be computed at less than 600 men. Walker’s loss was 10 killed and wounded; and 55 from the 22d of March, when the enemy first opened lire with a 24-lb. gun on Rivas, to the Ist of May. The enemy attempted to batter Rivas with two 24 pounders, one howitzer, and four 5-lb. guns, one of which was taken on the 22d of March. Their twenty four pound shot, of which they fired nearly 500 into Rivas, strange to say, only killed one man, Lieut. Moore, and wounded another by a falling beam—Colonel Henry. Capt. Mann was killed by a five pound shot, and the roofs of the houses bad suffered considerably. Home of these twenty four pound shot r together with all the church bells, and another gun taken when Walker entered Rivas in December lust, were cast inly six pound shot and fired baclfc When Rivas was surrendered to Capt. Davis r the trunnions of all the guns had been broken off, and all the ammunition destroyed.. Js T O. 12.