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CHICAGO TRIBUNE,
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€l)icaiga tribune.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1863.
TUB FLAG OP TUB FREE.
lit giving freedom to the slave ive ensure
free uo iotke free—honoralde alike in what
tee give m i teJiat tee preserve. We shall nth
lly save or meanly lose the last, lest hope of
the earth. Other means may succeed; this
cannot fail. The teay is plain, peaceful,
generous, just; a teay which, if followed, the
world will forever app!aud,-and the good
•must forever Wes*.— President Lincoln’s
Message, Dec. 1,1863.
THE PROCIAJimOI'.
\Ve see the beginning of the end. The
rebellion 'which has made unexpected
headway against the enginciy of war
and the material power of the nation,
is at last opposed by an Idea, and
the struggle which, thus far, has been
neither flattering nor creditable to the war
like capacity of thejKorth, divided and tom
ns it has been by opposing factions, wilj
be renewed in another and a better way.
"Wc at last have a Policy, and, as the Pro
chonalion proves, a Man. Wchave at last
a full declaration of the extent ot the war
power in the President and an expressed
determination to invoke that power in
its greatest breadth, for the salvation
ot the Republic. We have a bond of
Union in which all truly loyalmen may he
included. We have a light set on a hill
toward which all men, whatever maybe
the progress of the fight, can look with
hopefulness and laith, and know that as
long as it shines, the cause is not lost. We
have the last and best evidence of the
thorough loyalty and deep earnestness of
Abraham Lincoln, who may hereafter
claim a proud place among the benefactors
oi the human kind. We have an assur
ance than which nothing can he more sat
isfactory, that until the last soldier of the
righteous cause has offered up Ins
life for the unity and indivisibility of
the Republic, and until the last dollar is 1
expended in the maintenance of our armies
in the field, the grand effort for the preser
vation of the national life and honor will
not be given up. We have a rallying cry
.that every soldier will joyfully echo, and
that will give force to every blow that may
bcdirected at the opposing host. Wc have
now a weapon of fearful potency, the
brandishing of which has already sent con
sternation to every rebel heart We have
the Pboclamation— a late but grateful
recognition of the finger of God in the af
fairs of nations as of individual men—a
lardy hut sincere acknowledgment that in
warns in peace, the cause which wins an en
during victory must he that which has
set upon it the seal of the everlasting Right
Invoking the aid of Heaven and the sym
pathy of mankind, haring our efforts not
upon entities of political growth, but upon
the eternal verities acknowledged of God
and men, we must succeed. It is the
Union for which we fight It is an Union
purified and ennobled by the heat of a fur
nace seven times heated, that shall be our
3 eward. j
There need be no fears of the result of i
what Hr. Lincoln has done. Traitors in
the North, as •well as in the South, may;
rave and threaten. Faction may do its i
worst, and Despotism may gnash its teeth; I
hut backed by our army of a milliou of
sinned men, justified by the Constitution
of the country, sustained by the approving
voices of an immense majority of the citi
tona<>f the loyal States, we may dismiss all 1
fear of resistance 10 uio «t«*GraG that he has
gent forth. We shah hear threats without
number; but they will be impotent We
phall hear groans that arc pitiable, but they
will, because simulated, excite no grief
Slavery dies hard even at the North,
where men serve it without any
ol its rewards, but die it must In the civ
ilization of mankind, its time has come.
The President pronounces a doom that was
long ago registered in tfce councils where
the destinies of nations are shaped. '"From
this day this nation is wedded to Freedom
and a purer and better Democracy. Seas
of blood may be crossed before the solid
ground upon which a re-united people may
stand can be reached; all the manifold
woes that follow in the wake of war may
be endured; but the end is exaltation of
liberty and the perpetuation of the glories
of the Republic. ~ ,
Our readers who with ns have learned
lo hate' oppression, In all its forms,
und to love freedom in all its manifesta
tions, who agree with ns in a thorough dcs
tation and an ever-present fear of that gi
gantic power, black, portentious and ap
palling, that has overshadowed our coun
try, and who, in the darkest days have
never ceased to hope—to hope even when
treason in high places, imbecility, cowar
ardice and jealousy in the field, and a dis
loyal and impudent faction in our midst
forbade hope to spring—will be eager
lo rejoice with ns in this promise of the
tonsummation of alf that for which they
*nd wc have labored so faithfully
and so long. That the blow which
has fallen at last, ought'to have been de
livered eighteen months ago when rebel
lion was first gathering its forces for the
attack, will not now lessen the joy and
gratitude that we fed, as wc see it descend
with crushing weight upon that monster
■wrong that seeks the destruction of all
that our national pride holds dear. That
"wc who have faithfully preached the*
whole truth, thereby exciting the fear of
lumd meads, the more intense hatred of
enemies, the sneers and scoflings of those
who copy bad manners with bad princi-
V cSt 6 ould feel date in knowing that the
government and the nation have come to '
cnrteUcratldst.cragTiliurt'to excite sar- '
prise. If -wc have never {altered, it is be
csubc we never, doubted. If to have
never feared uiebecauseTO bad profound
.aitbm the logic of events, andbecause
with no mean prescience to knew that
the day would surely come in which the
wisdom and necessity of our course would
he vindicated in a way to dear up and re
move all questions of patriotism and right
TVe have our reward, not in the o nL r
tmnly for claiming dearer vision or a
wider range of thought than have W
given to those who have been our steady
assailants, but m the grateful assuranto
that the cause of our dcar.countiy is ad
vanccd, and that the interests of human
freedom arc not foigottat With that we
are content '' '
Bloremexitr of Genu Bmi CP ,
Fork, Jah. 2.—Gen. Butlerl with bii
gtattstonned in this city yesterday. kcleavS
for Washington to-morrow.'and. it is rn
mored, at thu request of the -President- ..
VOLUME XV.
MOM ROSECIIANS.
The news from Gen. Bosecrans* depart
ment is of the most exciting character.
He met the enemy in a severe battle on the
81st. The accounts of yesterdayaftemoon
■were of the most cheering character, and
announced Bosecrans at Murfreesboro, but
this was not confirmed by our later dis
patches of last night, which are
from Nashville and dated yesterday,
and announce that McCook, after terrible
fighting, had been’driven hack four miles
from his first position. The losses are re
ported veiy heavy. The most that wehave
to fear is that the battle was still undecided.
Bosecrans has an immense and fresh
aimy, end the contest would be a long and
powerful one, and when won byhimdeci
cisivc. It is the last stake of the rebels in
the Southwest, and played by their best
Generals and choicest troops. The result
will be awaited by the whole countiy with
breathless interest
TUB NEWS,
From Washington we have the Procla
mation, worthy to he printed in letters of
gold, and emblazoning an act of more im
perishable lustre than gold itself That it
■has already reached through official .chan
nels the negroes of' Louisiana, and South
Carolina,, our news columns abundantly
declare. We give the substance of Gen.
Banks’ Proclamation, and Gen. Saxton’s
touching Mew Year’s congratulatory
order to the Preedmen. The new star of
West Virginia has been added to the con
stellation of States. Gen. Bader is to be
speedily set at work to apply the Procla
mation, a hint to this effect in our Special
Washington dispatches our readers will
gladly welcome.
From Cairo and down the Mississippi
the News is interesting. Gen. Grant has
ceased his retrograde movement and is pre
paring lo go forward again. Gen. Sher
man’s expedition is moving up the Yazoo
to strike at Vicksburg from the rear. The
extraordinary poltroonery which dictated
the recent pranks at New Madrid and
Island No. 10 should he severely dealt
with. Col. Murphy, of the Bth Wisconsin,
who commanded the force at Holly Springs,
is deservedly under arrest A gunboat
fight has taken place on the Yazoo.
The minor news of the morning is in
teresting and varied. From Milwaukee
and New York we have a chapter of seri
ous casualties. The traitor Mahony will be
the badly beaten Tory candidate for Gov
ernor of lowa. His only capital is a bra
zen face and a sore head. But nobody
else would run on that side.
ITHE NCHBEB OF FBEEDJIE.V.
The President’s New Year's gift to hu
manity knocks the shackles of more than
three millions of American slaves and
changes their legal condition from that of
chattels to free men. The following table
exhibits the number of bondmen brought
from the darkness and degradation of
Slavery to the light and joy of Freedom,
according to the last census:
Alabama
Arkansas....?
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana (in part).
Mississippi.
North Carolina
Fonth Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Total
Of the whole’ slave population there
will remain in the house of bondage a little
longer, the following number
Delaware
Kentnrky
Louisiana (in part)
Maryland
Wli-e0nri.........
Tenneaaee
Virginia (in part)
Total . 833,187
Id point of foot the number of slaves in
the territory excepted Is considerably less
than these figures indicate. The confisca
tion act of Congress, section 2, declares
that the slaves of all persons engaged in
armed rebellion against the Government,
shall be liberated without compensation to
the owners. And if Congress shall appro
priate money to purchase the freedom of
the slaves of loyal owners within the States
named, the number so purchased would
be less than half a million. It is estimated
1 that one-third of the slaves in hlissouri
have been sent South by their owners.
Great numbers have also teen taken South
out of Kentucky and Tennessee. And of
the 20,501 belonging to the Fortress Mon
roe district, perhaps not a fourth remain
there in bondage. The rest are either
“ contrabands” or removed farther South.
The same thing is true of those exempted
from the operation of the proclamation in
Louisiana.
THE JEFF. n.VVI.S ORGAN.
Isthcseccsh organ in any doubt now?
Does it consider the action of the Chicago
Board of Trade final in its case? Is it
well pleased at the review and renewal the
subject has received ? Is it content now to
observe that, having been once kicked out
of ’Change, its few friends only succeeded
in bringing it back tobe still more severely
kicked out again? Now let the rebel con
cern boil over, if it has in reserve any
venom not before expended on Unionism.
Let it vent its spleen upon our Produce
merchants and business community who
have marked down its bogus loyalty
“Rejected.” It will be overtasked this
morning in the call upon its powers of
vituperation and abuse, since it has the
Edict of Freedom, and this action of our
business men in its dirty behalf to attend
to.
We heartily commend this action of the
Board of Trade to the imitation of loyal
men of this community and the .North
west, with reference to tho libcler of loy
alty, this advocate of Disunion, this next
friend to Jeff. Davis, this fire in the rear
organ, this friend of J. Wesley Greene—
•kick it out. The scorn and rejection of all
honest citizens, its being let alone
by all men who prize fealty to the country,
will best meet the ill-deserts .of the seccsh
Times.
Such a course will, we arc aware, severe
ly disappoint the proprietors of the con
cern. It will grievously mar the plans of
a small clique of needy Maryland and
Kentucky attemies, who cheer it on to
more outspoken treason, best pleased to
see an outraged community respond to the
villainies of the Times , in an outbreak
]which.might prove at once a market for a,
bankrupt'concern,and for seedy seccsh*
lawyers a case in court against the city,
which is responsible for mob violence. The
Times and all its loyal friends will be dis
appointed. It is surrounded by a city of
loyal and law-loving citizens, who believe
in a government able and capable of de
fending itselll They leave to the consti
tuted rulers of the country and the war
power, pH necessary redress, which, though
long delayed, will come. The government
will, in its own good time, cany.- on the
work of the Board of Trac i, and kick out
from its mails the infamous issues of these
traitor journals. ■ For such'a
kicking out” as the Times deserves, loyal
aen can bite their lips an.d wait.
1 W^ r , ati^ U of Seymour.
Ruratcd ’ Ja “’ 2 -'~ Cov - Seymour was inau-'
Ue -* *• solemnly
Hailed 6Utca P wiS COn “ titution of tl,c
and^^r^ 0119
THE PROCLAMATION!
A New Year’s Gift lo Humanity.
A NATION BORN IN A DAY.
Over Three Millions of
Preedmeii.
Washkotok, Jan. 1,1853.
By the President of the United Stales of America.
Whereas, On the 23d day of September, in
the year of our Lord) 1803, a proclamation
was issued by the President of the United
States, containing among other things the
following, to wit:
THAT, ON THE FIRST DAT OP JANUARY,
IN THE YEAH OP OUE LORD ONE THOU
SAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SETT-THREE,
ALL PERSONS HELD AS SLAVES WITHIN
ANY STATE, OR DESIGNATED PART
OP A STATE, THE PEOPLE WHEREOF SHALL
THEN BE IN REBELLION AGAINST THE
UNITED STATES, SHALL BE THENCE
FORTH AND FOREVER FREE, AND THE EX
ECUTIVE GOVERNMENT OP THE UNITED
STATES, INCLUDING THE MILITARY AND
NAVAL AUTHORITY THEREOF, WILL RE
COGNIZE AND MAINTAIN THE PBEEDOM
OP SUCH PERSONS, AND WILL DO NO ACT
OR ACTS TO REPRESS SUCH PERSONS, OR
ANY OP THEM, IN ANY EFFORT THEY
MAY MAEE POE THEIR ACTUAL FREEDOM;
THAT THE EXECUTIVE WILL ON THE
FIRST DAY OP JANUARY AFORESAID.
ISSUE A PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING
THE STATES AND PARTS OP STATES, IF
ANY, IN WHICH THE PEOPLE THEREIN
RESPECTIVELY SHALL THEN BE IN REBEL
LION AGAINST THE UNITED STATES; AND
THE PACT THAT ANY STATE, OR THE PEO
PLE THEREOF, SHALL ON THAT DAY BE IN
GOOD FAITH REPRESENTED IN THE CON
GRESS OP THE UNITED STATES BY MEM
BERS CHOSEN THERETO AT ELECTIONS
WHEREIN A MAJORITY OF THE QUALIFIED
VOTERS OF SUCH STATES SHALL HAVE
PARTICIPATED, SHALL, IN THE ABSENCE
OP STRONG COUNTERVAILING TESTIMO
NY, BE DEEMED CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE
THAT SUCH STATE .AND THE PEOPLE
THEREOF ARE NOT IN REBELLION
AGAINST TEE UNITED STATES.
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, Presi
dent of the United States, by virtue of the
power in me vested as Commander-In-Chief
of the Army and Navy, in a time of actual
aimed rebellion against the authority of the
Government of the United States, as a fit and
necessary War measure for suppressing said
rebellion, do, ou this first day of January, in
the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Sixty-Three, and in accordance
with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed
for the full period of one hundred days from
the date of the first above mentioned order,
designate as the States and parts
of States therein, the people where
of respectively arc this day in re
bellion against the United States,
the following, to wit: Arkansas, Texas and
Louisiana, (except the parishes of St. Ber
nard, Plaqucmine, Jefferson, St. John, St.
Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption,
Terrebonne, La Fourchc, St. Mary, St. Mar
tin, and Orleans, including the city of New
Orleans,) Mississippi, Alabama, • Florida,
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and
Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties de
signated as West Virginia, and also the coun
ties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton,
Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne and
Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and
Portsmouth,) which excepted parts are for
the present left precisely as if this Procla
mation were not issued; and by virtue of the
power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do
order and declare that all persons held os
slaves within designated States, and parts of
States, arc and henceforward shall he free,
and that the Executive Government of the
United States, including the military and
naval authorities thereof, will recognize and
maintain the freedom of the Said persons, and
Thereby enjoin upon the people so declared
to be free, to abstain from all violence, unless
in necessary self-defense, and I recommend to
them that in all cases where allowed, they
labor faithfully for reasonable wages, and I
further declare and make known that such
persons of suitable condition, will be received
into the armed service of the United States,
to garrison forts, positions, stations and other
places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said
service.
435.031
111,115
01,715
402,193
243.6 M
480.03!
831,059
401,400
183.500
450,428
3,120,100
. 1,793
.SSSJHS
. 83,030
. 87.189
.114.931
.275.719
. 40,837
And upon this sincerely believed to be an
act of justice, warranted by the Constitution,
upon military necessity, I invoke the consid
erate judgment of mankind and the gracious
favor of Almighty God.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set ray
hand and caused the seal of the United States
to ho affixed. -
Done at the City of Washington, this first
day of January, iu the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and alxty-threc, and
of the Independence of the United States of
America the eighty-seventh. _ .
(Signed) Abraham Lixoolk.
By the President:
Wm. H. Seward, Secretary of State.
THE PROCLAMATION IN DIXIE.
The New Tear’s in South Carolina.
GEN. SAXTON’S GHEE XING TO
THE BLACKS.
A Happy Xtw Year's Greeting to the Colored Fee-
U In the Department of the South :
In accordance, as I believe, with the will of onr
Heavenly Father, and by direction of our great
and good friend, whose name you arc all familiar
with, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United
States, and Commander-In-Chief of the army and
navy, on the Ist day of January, 1863, you will be
declared ‘‘forever free.”
Wh(
a dad
|athc course of human events there comes
destined to be an everlasting bca-
a Joyful era in the progress of a
hopes of a people, it seems to be fit-
Hraslon that it should not pass unnoticed
hopes it comes to brighten and to
fcSJsncha day to you is January 1,1865. I thcre
call~npou all the colored people in this Depart
ment to assemble on tqu day at the headquarters
of the Ist regiment of South Carolina volunteers,
there to hear the President's Proclamation read,
and to indulge in snch other manifestations of joy
as may bo called forth by the occasion. It is your
dnty to cany this good news to yonr brethren who
arc still In slavery. Let all yonr voices, like mer
ry hcHe join loud and dear in the grand chorus of
liberty—“Wo anr free,*’ “Wc arc froc'—nntll
listening, yon shall hear its echoes coming back
from every cabin the land—“We are free,”. “Wo
arc free.” TL Saxtok,
Brig. Gen. and Military Governor.
Itcoponinc
Ohio Railroad.
Baltimobb, Jan. 2.—The Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad route will bo- opened for
through travel and freight by Tuesday- next,
the 6th. Generals Schcnck and Kelly are con
‘fident that their forces will bo able to protect
S d T r™m &rr t o
T?UI be of incalculable' advantaget° tire gov
ernment and commercial interests. , • ; -
ROSECRANS ATTACKS
CONFLICTING [DISPATCHES —THE
BATTLE NOT DECIDED.
Northwestern Regiments with
HISTOEY OF THE CAMPAIGN IH
THE CUMEELAirD.
Nashville, Jan. 2.—The Federate encoun
tered the rebels on the 30th nit., near Stuart’s
Creek, and after heavy skirmishing the rebels
. were driven back.
We captured 100 prisoners, and killed and
wounded a large number of the rebels. Our
loss was seventy killed and wounded.
At daybreak oh the 81st tho fight was re
newed with great fury. Gen. McCook’scorps
was opposed to Hardee. After desperate
fighting, with heavy loss, McCook retreated
two miles. He soon rallied and was again
driven back. At night he was lour miles this
side of the ground occupied in the morning.
The fight continued until 10 o’clock p. ra.,
at which time we had maintained ourposition.
Tho Federal loss is very heavy. Killed—
Brigadier-General Sill, Lient. CoL Gorsche,
Chief of Gen. Rosecrans’ staff; Brigadier-Gen.
Willich, of Indiana; CoL Kell, of the 2d Ohio;
Col. Shaffer, acting Brigadier-General; CoL
Farmer, 15th Kentucky; CoL Jones, 34th
Ohio; Lieut. CoL Cation, Cth Kentucky;
Lieut. CoL Jones, SOth Indiana; Major Car
penter, 19th regulars; Major Roseugarteu of
Philadelphia.
Washingtok, Jan. 2.—The Secretaiy of War
to-day received the following;
Mcbfreesbobo, Jan. L—A terrible battle
was fought yesterday. The latest from the
field is up to noon. The rebel centre had been
broken and things looked favorable. The
losses on both sides are reported,to be cuor-
mous.
Stanley, Rousseau and Palmer are wounded,
and the rebels Cheatham and Raines arc killed.
Louisville, Jan. 2. —Gen. Rosecrans cap
tured Murfreesboro on Tuesday morning, and
now occupies it. The rebels made a slight re
sistance, and retreated to Tullahoma.
Rosecrans’ last train of wagons following
him was captured by rebels under CoL Mor
gan.
There nrc minors here of the approach of
Forrest from the direction of Salt River,
which arc entirely unfounded.
Near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31.—Our
whole line suffered terribly this morning.
Four regiments of regulars lost half their
men and all their commanding officers. Gen.
Anderson's troops suffered terribly. Majors
Rosengarten and Ward arc killed. Gens.
Stanley, Rousseau and Palmer were wounded.
2 o'clock, p. m.—Gen. Thomas has just
broken the rebel centre, driving the enemy a
mile. We arc advancing our whole line. Gen.
Rosecrans is personally superintending the
movement. One shot killed two of his staff
officers. 1
The 15th W f
.ne iv. . .'isconsin lost seven Captains.
Ncglcy’s artillery is still mowing the rebels
in the centre. ’
The rebel Generals Cheatham and R\ins are
killed. , V
Crittenden’s left wing has taken 'the in
trcnchmcuts at Murfreesboro. |
Review of Eosccran’s Campaign.
ROSECRANS SUPERCEDES BUELL.,
On the 20th of October, Maj. Gcn. W. S a
Bosccrons then at Cincinnati, received his or
ders to take command of the new Department
of the. Cumberland, and the troops under
Gen. Bnell. Rosccrans wore his fresh laurels
won at luka, Buell’s infamy had filled its full
measure, and the exchange was received as
most welcome to the army and people. .At
that time Buell was slowly following Bragg,
having passed beyond Crab Orchard. Gen.
Crittenden’s division pursued Bragg in vain
beyond that point, Bragg having succeeded lu'
getting nearly forty miles upon the way before
Crittenden started, bnt Buell and his host had
remained at the Orchard ever since they got
there, three or four days; after the battle of
Chaplain hills on the Sth. The war had no
more use for Buell -
AND REPAIRS TO NASHVILLE.
Gen; Rosccrans wnslnLonisvilleontbcSOth
formally taking command and Issuing Ids first
order on that day. He left with his staff for
. Nashville on November Ist, ordering his main
army thither. The situation of that city was
perilous, Gen. Neglcy was in command, and
had an inadequate force. The city was com
pletely cut off from the surrounding country
by bauds of rebel guerillas, and marketing
was beyond the reach of people in ordinary
circumstances. Meat could be obtained, but
vegetables, butler, cheese and eggs sold at
such high rates that few could buy them.
Said the Nashville Union of the 23d of Oc
tober: v
The people ofNashvilc are lu a state of starva
♦°v v 6 ' vo . rtl i fl r® £°bard a pound, and little
to be had at that; beef thirty cents a pound • com.
monbrown sugar one dollar a pound: flour nine
dollars a barrel. Everything in the crocerr Him
sells In like proportion. grocery lino.
Under such circumstances It may be imag
ined Low joyful was the welcome received by
General Sill's advance corps when they reach
ed Nashville on the ,6th. McCooks corps
marched in on the following day, Crittenden
coming in from Gallatin about the same time,
Gcueral Rosccrans, with his entire army being
safely at Nashville on the 12th of November.
ORGANIZATION OF THE ARMY OF THE CUMBER
LAND.
General Rosccrans immediately published
an order giving the fall organization of his
army. Tills order assigns Major-General Geo.
H.Thomas to the command of the centre;
Major-General Alerl McD. *McCook to the
right wing, and Major-General Thomas L.
Crittenden to the left wing of the army. The
different columns were designated as right,
left and centre. - The order stated that the
centre shall be composed of the divisions of
Generals Ron«scan, Ncgley, Fry, Dumont and
Palmer. Other divisions wercthoseof Major-
Generals McCook, Crittenden, Richard W.
Johnston, Schuyler Hamilton and' Wood, with
several divisions commanded by . Brigadiers,
and dozens of brigades commanded by Colo
nels. • . • v
the Baltimore and
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1863
THE WAR IH TENNESS&
A Great Battle below
Nashville.
Severe Fighting and
Heavy Losses.
Rosecrans.
The general organization of the army then
was as follows:
14TH ARMY CORPS.
DEPARTareXT OP THE CCWBEULAVD.
MAJOR-GEN. WILLIAM STARK ROSBCRANS.
Right Wko.—•Major-Gen.' Alexander McDowell
McCook.
Csktrb.— Major-Gen. George L. Thomas. ••
Left WiNO.Major-Gen, Thomas L. Crittenden.
Kisektes.— Major-Gen. Schuyler Hamilton.
The last named excellent officer had a new
corps raised for him, in following Rosccrans
from GeneralGrant’s command. As he rank
ed both McCook and Crittenden, commanding
right and left wings, it was necessary to give
him the command of a column greater than a
division. So a new column, called the reserve
was organized for him,
ILLINOIS REGIMENTS WITH BOSBCBIXS. ,
. We cannot give,a list of our Illinois regi
ments in the immediate vicinity of, aadcu
gaged in the fight, bfat a list of the Illinois
troops with Bosecrans at ; Nashville with the
divisions to which they are attached, as far as
we can give them, wih he of interest:
10.SS.ron 1....V
ifith-Col. R.P. Smith.•••••;
3‘‘th—Co).Scott ..£ ” Neeley!
21st—Col. Alexander.......§. Davlsf
2ilh-rCol. Mihalotzy....... ,1 .
25th— Col. Coler. ; -..Davis.
23tb—Col.Harringtoni.....; Palmer. .
84th—Col. Kirk. Johnston.
85th—Lent. Col. Chandler...'. ..Davis.
ECth—Col. Greosol ;... Sheridan.
£Bth—Col. Carlin v, DaVu
•J2d—Col.Roberta 1....,:....... Palmer
44th-Col. Stepheueon... Sheridan.
Sf, t ~£ 0l , r ; Sheridan.
59th—Col. Post. . ; Davla
- Sherilim. ’
74th—Col. Marsh ; Darin
75th—Col. Ryan. i, Davis
7tth—Col. Guinness. Johnston
S-lth Col. Waters W. S Smith.
6Cth— Col.R. S.Moorc.; * Sheridan
£6th—Col. Irons . Sheridan.
£Sth—Col. Sherman.... ;. Sheridan.
S9th—Llent. Col. Hotchkiss. Johnston.
100th—Col. Barlleson...’.. ...7....
110th—Col. Casey,
lllth—Col Martin.
125th—Col. Harmon : Sheridan.
Batter C. Capt. Hotallug i
Battery 1,2 d Rcg’t, Capt. Barnet
LIST OF WISCONSIN REGIMENTS.
We are able to give a less complete list of
Wisconsin regiments with Rosecrans;
let regiment—Col. Starkweather,nowcommand
cdbyLicat. Col.Bingham.
10th regiment—Col. Chapin.
15th regiment—tCol. Hug, (Scandinavian regi
ment.) eight companies. ..
csssisr*-**-- 1* 0 *
22d regiment—Col. Bliley. ‘
24th regiment—Col. Larrabeel
Sd Wisconsin battery—CapLDrnry.
sth Wisconsin battery— Pinney.
MICHIGAN REGIMENTS.
We are furnished with the following ns the
Michigan troops in Nashville before the move
ment commenced: 4lh Michigan cavalry; 9th,
10th, 11th, 14th and 31st infantry.
WHY THERE WAS NO MOVEMENT.
Our great army found itself in a city fresh
from heleagnerment, and stripped of supplies.
Its own stores were sufficient for no more
than a few days, :
A movement of the Federal army is sheeriy
impossible until regular supplies can bo guar
anteed. This was impracticable while the
lailruad Was cut in twain. The river was at
too low a stage for transports to ascend.
The process of accumulating, stores
was a slow process. 1 Meanwhile, Bosecrans
went at work to purify his . army. He sum
marily dismissed a' large number of officers
for drunkenness and disobedience of orders.
A very stringent general order was Issued
touching soldiers who surrender themselves
that they % may he paroled and sent home.
Gen. Eosccrans determined to send ail such
to Camp Chase, Ohio. with nightcaps on their
heads, after exhibiting them ignominionsiy
on dress parade. }
07 THE REBEL FORCE.
The rebel army had been gathering at Mur
freesboro for some months for the purpose of
covering the removal: of supplies South the
collection of Bragg’s raid northward. They
were even then threatening*. Nashville when
Buell’s head fell, and Braggiindeed boasting
ly ordered John Morgan to report to him at
Nashville. Murfreesboro miles
south of Nashville, on the Nashville and Chat
tanooga railroad. OnHhe 7th of November,
Breckinridge was th'fire with. 20,000 men,
joined a few days later by-Cheatham from
Tullahoma, (thirty-nine miles farther south
on the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad)
with 15,000 men, making an available force of
35,000 at that point. Tho rebel outposts were
pushed daringly up toward Nashville. On
the 15th of December the rebel mainarmy was
still at Murfreesboro. Buckner’s force is at
Nolinsville and Triune; Kirby Smith at Man
chester, and Johnston at ChaVtanooga.
The rebel military was about the
rime above named the recipient of Jeff. Davis’
presence, and helda scries ofbrilliantrbviewe.
This head traitor declared inja speech onw
urday night, 18th that
must be held at all hazards.*
rebels made violent speeches?
On th* 19th of December,'Kirby "Smimwa#
reported moving towards Lebanon. The
whole force of rebels In Tennessee was esti
mated at 70,000, The rebel outposts were
then about eleven miles from Nashville.
Among the many rebel Generals at Mur
freesboro, for some time past, is Gen. Joe
Johnston, who established his headquarters
there. This officer did not supersede Bragg,
as has been asserted. Johnston com
mands the Department of the Southwest, and
included in his force arc the’ armies of Price,
Bragg, Holmes and Pemberton.
The position held by him Is the same as that
held by Gen. A: Sidney Johnston before Shi
loh, and tho same to which Beauregard fell
heir to when Johnston fell at Shiloh. Ho is
said to be concentrating a large force* at Mur
freesboro, and that not only is Bragg’s army
in Tennessee bat that of Price also. It was
boldly asserted that a grand effort was to be
made to take Nashville and drive Rosecrans
to Kentucky, and perhaps beyond.
PREPARATIONS FOR A FEDERAL MOVEMEKT,
Rosccrans was still busy in collecting bis
supplies. The country was swept by our
foraging parties, and large amounts came for
ward by railroad as soon as it was in order.
The guerilla operations northward embarras
sed, endangered, and dually interrupted our
communications by railroad in the seizure of
Elizabethtown and burning of the Mnl
d rough's Hill trestle-work by Morgan. Our
army had been pushing out from the city.
On the 20th of December the right wing ad
vanced to the lunatic asylum, six miles from
the city,‘towards Murfreesboro, where John
C. Breckinridge, with 10,000 men, is posted,
waiting for our boys to advance that he might
run away.
ROSECRANS BEGINS HIS MARCH.
Headquarters 14th Army Corps, I
Dec. 23, via Louisville, Dec. 31. j
Orders to advance on the enemy were given
Christmas Eve, but were countermanded be
fore morning. On the morning of Friday the
2Cth, our entire force was in motion from
Nashville, sweeping down the Wilson, Nolius
ville and Murfreesboro pikes,
OPERATIONS OF FRIDAY 2CXH.
During the day, Col. Carlin's brigade of Gen.
Jeff, C. Davis' division, McCook’s corps, had
some lively skirmishing, and the 101 st Ohio
gallantly charged and captured one gun and a
caisson from a Georgia battery. Wc lost
only two killed and three or four wounded.
The enemy were driven back at air points,
and at dark wc occupied Noliusville and La
vergne, and Thomas’corps moved down the
Franklin and Wilson pikes, and all interme
diate points; McCook's corps down the No
linsville pike, and Crittenden's down the
Murfreesboro pike, two brigades marching
to the left on the Jefferson pike.
Gen. Rosccrans moved from Nashville, down
the Murfreesboro pike, at half past XI o'clock
. a. m., and passed to McCook's front, his head
quarters being established on the Murfrees
boro pike, twelve miles from Nashville.
WHAT WAS DONE ON SATURDAY, 27X31.
Gen. McCook was directed to press Har
dcs * flWslons at Triune on Saturday,
and orders were Issued to move up along the
wnole road. The enemy’s pickets were soon'
5iL a i t iT arlo R 8 Jotots, and there was sharp
lo . n S- Hardee feU back
• pidly before McCook’s- eager advance, the
SS^ Tal^ distill P lk W themselves
n ?’ and Rousseau’s
d CrittenSS^i 6 up A? tb «'centre on the left.
s»,S«!i e ?2j n drove the rebels all day. carry
ing the bridges on the Jefferson and Murfrecs-
Ji® r ® r lk( - s * n handsome style. Our loss in
the left wing was Iwokillcd aud twenty-soveS
wounded, most of the latter of the 26tS Ohio.
Our information up to this period wimnu
‘I 16 ,™™ s ' not Intend to
pve battle. At a late hour Gen. McCook for
warded dispatches that Hardee had retreated
upon the Murfreesboro pike. It seems that
his true line of retreat, if Bragg did not in
tend to engage us, was down the Shelbyviile
road? therefore, it was concluded that the
enemy would resist, In force, from Steward’s
Creek to Murfreesboro.
Subsequent information confirmed the im
pression, and every preparation which had
not been made was perfected. In consequence
of iho heaviness of the roads, it required the
whole of the'day to concentrate and rest our
troops; and, with the exception of picket
skirmishing, there was.no fighting on the
entirefront. - a ■■
The two armies now fhee each other, on op
posite sides of Steward’s Creek, twentymilcs
from Nashville. The main force of the ene
my is six miles from the creek, and we arc
encamped upon It in line of battle. The Gen
eral and staff went to the extreme front on
. thcMurfrecsboro pike, this afternoon. The
enemy’s pickets were visible to the naked eye,
and a considerable body of them, with a bat
tery. were drawn up on the road, within dis
tinct view, not more than a mile from us,
keeping up a lively fire, with little effect
• TV e anticipated a shelling, butfor some rea
son the enemy, though deeply interested In
onr movements, declined to expend their am
munition. .
To-morrow we shall have some sharp ac
tions, very likely a great action, The enemy
have the advantage of position, high, rolling
territory, very much broken, with a deep
creek intervening. ’ Our troops are fall of
ardor, and the general appears confident of
winning a great victory. » ' M
- We estimate the rebel effective (force at
35,00° men They recently sent 10,003 from
Kirby Smith’s corps to Mississippi. This is
certain.
- The cutting off of our communication bo*
tween Louisville and Nashville is not a good
thing for us, but a great victory will relieve
£ s . vr 1 . em harrassmcntß. Reynolds’ and
*176 divisions are after Morgan sharply.
- Before this reaches you a great battle will
lave been fought, or the rebels will have fled
before us. Scouts inform us, however, that
Bragg asserts that we shall lose 10,000 men
before he leaves Middle Tennessee.
A DAT 07 BEST.
Sunday—Nothing was done, Bosecrans de
clining an attack that day.
OPERATIONS 07 MONDAY.
The array was in motion at daylight, Dec.
29. General Jeff C. Davis moved uponMur
frecsboro in advance on the right, on Bully
Jack rood, several miles north ofTrinne, with
Negley’s and Rousseau’s divisions of Thom
as’ grand division in the centre, and Critten
den’s corps on the left, moving down the
Murfreesboro and Jefferson pikes. Wood’s
and Van Clevc’s divisions, of the latter corps,
were right and left respectively, and Palmer’s
division in reserve.
A battle on Steward’s Creek was anticipated
but excepting a duel between Parson’s 4th
United States artillery and a rebel battery, at
nine o’clock, to the right of Murfreesboro
pike, in crossing the creek, there was no en
gagement.
From ten to one all was quiet, our army
crossing Steward’s Creek, from right to left,
without opposition. At one we were within
six miles of Murfreesboro, on the direct pike.
The army, is still pushing on in splendid
; style, McCook, with Davis!, Sheridan’s and
1 Johnson’s- divisions on the right;
with Negley’s and Roussea’s divisions in the
centre, and Crittenden, with Wood’s and Van
Cleve’s division! in front, and Palmer in re
serve, on the right.
Atone o’clock it was marvelous we were
not stubbornly resisted at Steward’s Creek.
At two, we were anticipating battle with
some doubt of a general engagement at Mur
freesboro. Now aud then there is a cannon
shot and a little skirmish with cavalry out
posts.
Gen. Bosecrans says headquarters will be
established near Murfreesboro this' evening.
He is now at Steward’s Creek, ten miles from
Murfreesboro, and all but the reserves arc far
across the creek.
The grand battle, if any, will be on Stone’s
River, at Murfreesboro. The day is magnili
cent. An afternoon engagement will be in
onr favor. There is some skirmishing and
the wind is blowing in the face of the enemy.
We have no casnlties yet. Should the enemy
evacuate Murfreesboro, we shall pursue rap*
idly, anticipating battle near Shelbyville.
Camp Ten Miles prom Murfreesboro, 1
December 29,1862—5 p. m, f
Gen. Crittenden reports the enemy drawn
up in line of battle on the cast side of Stone’s
Biver, menacing Gen. Rosecrans. He is
ordered to form in line of battle, with two
divisions in front, and one in reserve, covert-
Ing his flanks. Gens. Negley and Rousseau are
close up.
Gen. McCook also reports his command on
Williamson Creek, seven miles from Mur
freesboro ; with the enemy in line of battle
on Stone’s River, fromMnrfreesboro to Frank-*
lin pike. A similar disposition of his forces
Is ordered in Gen. Crittenden’s line.
It now appears that a great battle will be
fought on Stone’s River to-morrow, in front
of Murfreesboro.
THE DAT BEFORE THE BATTLE.
Camp twelve miles from Nashville, I
December 30.15C2. )
The 14th army corps made a general ad
vance yesterday, and - pushed hack the rebels
some seven or eight miles. There was no
skirmishing on the right or left; but Collins’
brigade of Gen. Jeff C. Davis’ division, Mc-
Cook’s corps, bad a smart brush with the ene
my, just beyond Nolinsville.
Cannonading was kept up for an hour, or
more, the enemy wasting considerable ammu
nition. Our troops reserved their fire, ad
vancing briskly, and, by a dexterous flank
movement, the 101 st Ohio captured one gun
and a caisson. We lost one killed and three
wounded. The rebel loss was not ascertain
ed. The 101 st Ohio is a green regiment, and
the genera! is highly gratified with its con-
A general engagement-is Imminent. The
enemy is sweeping rapidly down all the roads
towards Murfreesboro.
At this moment heavy artillery firing is
heard on the Nolinsville road. McCook is
engaging Hardee.
v The weather is damp, and the ground very
heavy.
FROM WASHINGTON.
THE PROCLAMATION TO
BE ENPOEOED.
Ben Butler to be Set at It.
Treasury Matters—The Htz John
Porter Trial.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.}
Washington*, Jan. 2,1562.
The President, immediately on receiving
news of Gen. Butler’s arrival in New York,
telegraphed him to come immediately to
■Washington.
Me \siU at once he set at work to enforce the
yew Tear’s Proclamation in one of the
most thickly populated slave districts in the Unit
ed States
Gen. Hunter will, within a fortnight, cariy
the good news into the interior of South
Carolina.
General Banks mission is to the same pur
pose.
The President signed the bill admitting
Western Virginia into the Union on- New
Tears. Acting Secretary of the Interior
Usher attended the Cabinet meeting to-day.
So far as known, the President has said noth
ing since of his determination that he would
appoint Usher, to lead to the opinion that he
has changed his mind.
Not less than 200 officers, including forty
Generals waited on the President yesterday,
headed by Gen. llallcck.
The officer commanding the blockading
squadron off Mobile, reports the Oveto still
in the harbor at a later date than that in which
her escape is reported.
Washington, Jan. 2.—ln. the Porter court
martial to-day, McClellan testified on the
subject of the failure of Porter logo to Pope's
assistance. The following questions "and an
swers occurred:
Q.—From what you saw of his conduct, or
from anything you may have heard from him
after he knew that he was to go to the assis
tance of Gen.’ Pope, did be do nil, In your
opinion, that an energetic, zealous, and patri
otic officer could have done ?
A—l think he did.
Q.—Hod you any reason at any time after
he received the order that he was to go to the
assistance of Gen.. Pope, to believe that he
wouldfail Gen. Pope or the country?
A. —None, whatever.
Baltimore, Jan. 3.—The American's cor
respondent at Suffolk, announces the arrival
there of Corcoran's enure brigade. Corcoran
takes command there. Gen. Peck's command
is moving in another direction. Skirmishing
occnrs daily.
Washington, Jan. 3.—The Secretary of the
Treasury has decided to pay in coin the loan
of 1812, amounting to $2,800,000, due yester
day. All bonds to oeredeemed must be trans
mitted to the Secretary of the Treasmy en
dorsed by the legal holder to tho United
States, on the reception of which at the" De
partment they will be. referred to the First
Auditor and promptly settled. Drafts for the
principal and interest, on the Assistant Treas
urer nearest the residence of the owner, will
be transmitted to the legal holders in the
usual manner.
All speculations as to the President’s action
upon the bill-for the admission of Western'
Virginia into the Union arc now ended, the
fhcl having been ascertained on inquiry that
he approved and signed the bill on Wednes
day night, and It is therefore a law.
FROK mWAVSBE.
Fire at Camp SXgcl— I l*wo Soldiers
Burned to Death—Other Casualties—
'lmportant Legal Decision.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Milwaukee, Jan. 3,1863.
A double frame building owned by Mr.
Scibest, on Jefferson street, was totally de
stroyed by fire yesterday morning. Loss
$1,500; insured SBOO.
* About 12 o’clock on New Tear’s morning a
fire broke out in the old barracks at Camp
Slgcl, occupied by the S7tb regiment, and
totally destroyed the barracks. Two soldiers
were burnedto death, and another so severely
burned he cannot live. Some 200 guns and a
lot of Commissary stores, with considerable
of the mens’ effects were destroyed. It is not
known how the fire originated,* .but.it is sup
psed it occurred through' carelessness, some
soldier throwing fire from his pipe in some
combustible material.
One of those wbe lost their lives lived quite
a length of time after, he was rescued; but was
shockingly burned.. His hair was all burned
off, bis eyes completely burnt out of bis head,
and ids skin fairly dropped off! -He begged,
bis comrades to kill him, -and put him out of
bis misery. ‘ • '
The regiment haq been moved to Camp
Washbnriie, mid arc comfortably provided for.
A man named CovelJo was frightfully
burned last riiggt by an explosion of some
powder at a concert hall. It is said his eyes
are totally destroyed.
One of the recent decisions of the Supreme
Court is one pronouncing the act of 1861 sus
pending all civil processes solar as those who
enlist in the volunteer service is concerned,
unconstitutional and void.
FROM CAIRO AND BELOW.
Gen. Grant’s Amy to Advance
. Again.
GENERAL SHERMAN’S VICKSBURG
EXPEDITION.
Gunboat Fight on the Yazoo.
TEE HEW MADRID AND ISLAND
HO. 10 AFFAIR.
Is Gen. Davies a Traitor or
an Idiot?
FOUR MILLIONS IN PAY WAITING
TO GO FORWARD FROM CAIRO.
Latest from Vicksburg and
the Lower Mississippi.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cairo, Jan, 3.1863.
To-night we are once more in communica
tion, telegraphically, with Jackson and Holly
Springs. Tho supply train which went to
Memphis returned to Holly Springs this even
ing. It was escorted hy a large force under
Gen. Quimby.
Gen. Grant still holds Abbeville as his
. southern outpost, and the probability now is
that he will advance again as soon as the road
is rebuilt between Colnmbns and Jackson.
It is now definitely stated that the road will
be opened from Memphis to Lagrange.
Col. Murphy has been placed undcrarrest,
and is now in Memphis, for allowing ‘Holly
Springs to be retaken in an inglorious manner-
The steamer “B,” direct from onr fleet, ar
rived to-day. She brings- news to the effect
that gunboats had gone up the Yazoo to clear
the way for transports with the land forces of
Gen. Sherman. They proceeded to Haines’
Bluff; where the high land first makes Its ap
pearance upon that stream. The rebels at that
point had prepared for a formidable defense.
An attack was made and a severe cannonade
ensued, in which several of our vessels were
struck. The Benton was hit sixteen times.
Three shots penetrated her, one severely
wounding Capt. Gwinn.
Tho rebels are perfectly apprised of our
proposed mode of taking Vicksburg. The
report is they have but 10,000 men at Vicks
burg, though some of their works of defense
are really formidable. TheMlssissippiat that
point is rising.
There seems to have been great destruction
of government property at Island No. 10,
causelessly and uselessly. The facts os wo
have them arc these: Gen. Davies understand
ing it to be a part of rebel policy to take Is
land No. 10, and thus cut off river transpor
tation, and fearing they might be successful,
sent an order to the commanding officer to
spike liis guns, destroy Lla ammunition and
evacuate the place.
This order was not executed. Davies then
sent another order and his Adjutant to see
that it was executed, and seventy-nine gnus
were spiked last Monday, and about 10,000
rounds of ammunition rolled into the river.
The 150 men on the Island protested, but the
order was executed.
[Special Diepatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
At the Hours or the Yazoo, Dec. 23,1
via Cairo. Jan. 2,1863. f
Jnst arrived from Vicksburg, having been
there with the flag of truce for the exchange
of 900 prisoners. The City of Madison brought
back the crews of the Lake City and the Lone
Star, captured at Plaqucmine, La., and a few
federal soldiers from New Orleans.
The gunboat Tyler, from Helena hither, was
tired on five times by musketry. The Cham
pion, which she was convoying, rcccivedasix.
pound shot from a battery near Hilliken’s
Bend. The Tyler returned the fire in every
instance, doing much damage.
At Ashton’s Landing, from the Louisiana
shore, a shower of musketry came from be
hind the levee. Capt. Pritchett landed and
burned several houses, 600 bushels of com
and a quantity of medicine sufficient for a
brigade. The place was the stationfor pick
ets of a rebel regiment encamped a few miles
back:
Very many of the shots took effect upon
the lyier, one lodging within six indies of
Capt. Pritchett's head, in his cabin. The
Lexington goes up river with the City of Mad
ison this morning.
Tho expedition goes up the Yazoo to-day.
Some rebeis-have appeared in the river/
Jeff. Davis left Vicksburg December 23d
~ r Richmond via Charleston, Mobile and
Savannah Railroad.
Cairo, Jan.’ 2.-*-An immense, amount of
mall matter has accumulated here from the
North since'the break in the railroad. It
will shortly be forwarded by steamer to Mem
phis. *
Wc have eighteen Paymasters, with four or
five million dollars, intended for Gen. Grant's
army. They had got as far as Columbus just
before the break in the railroad, and bad the
rebels waited one day longer some of them
might have been taken.
One hundred and twenty exchanged pris
oners arrived from Vicksburg yesterday.
FROM BESHOrnSS.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Des Moines, Jan. 9,1563.
C. P. Holmes of Jones county, brother of
the new Treasurer, has received the appoint
ment of Deputy Treasurer of State. He has
removed here and will enter upon the dis
charge of his duty on Monday next.
The DesMolnes Times, a feeble imitator of
the Chicago Times, is about to pass into new
hands. The parties who are negotiating for
it are individually familiar to lowa politicians
as Blneface Palmer of Council Bluff*, and
Will Porter, formerly one of the proprietors
and editors of the lowa .State Journal, The
change is preparatory to a general reorganiza
tion of the Tory party and the nomination of
Dennis A. Mahony of Dubuque, for Gov
ernor. .1 ,
The programme Is to put Mahoneynponthe
stump as the martyr candidate for Governor,
and let him tell the story of his imprison
ment to the people. He Is undoubtedly the
strongest man of bis party for the place, but
the people of lowa are not quite ready to en
dorse treason so shamelessly. -
FROM CKVCCVNATI.
[Special D 1 spatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
, Cincinnati, Jan 2,1563.
The 124 th and 125tU Ohio and SmUhwright’s
battery arrived from Cleveland to-day and are
encamped at Covington. . They remain there
for a day or two and then gd to.Phmkfort.
Trouble is anticipated with the Legislature
of Kentucky, and their ■ presence there may
have a salutary effect. -
The SOth, 37th and 48th Ohio and4tb Vir
ginia regiments, under Gen. Ewing, arrived
this evening from; GallipoDs. They go on ;
down the river to Louisville. Their destina
tion Is contraband.
The new monitor Indlanola left yesterday
to Join the fleet below. -
• Eighteen professional gamblers, connected*!
with the robbery of Paymaster Cook* have
been arrested at Cleveland, Columbus, Cin- !
cinnati and Cairo, and.have been taken to 1
Loulsvill©/ ; Cook’s deficit is : $253,000. -
$73,000 were taken from the party arrested at
Cairo. ; The will all be held to ball
until the ampfont is made up.' The particu
lars are allowed to be made"public at-’
present; V. , -- *
NUMBER’:^
FHBM KiW OSIERS.
GEN. BUTLER’S PASTING EE
CEPTIONTO TUE CITIZENS.
“ SLAVERY INCOMPATIBLE WITH
. THE UKIOM.”
Gen. Banks issues tlic President’s
Proclamation.
Noble and Statesmanlike Views of
the Crisis,
l-Tlie steamer S. B.
oi3™v tos, £““ Ncw orlK ™3 the aith, hS
her P““»g«« are General
Bn.lcr an| Staff, excepting Col. Jonas n.
French and C;ipt. John CUrk, who remain.
General Bntler, prior to leaving Now Or
leans, gave a reception atthe City Hall,
hundreds of citizens and officers called on
mm.. General Butler also issued a farewell*
address to the citizens, in which he says he
leaves with the proud consciousness of cany
mg with him-thejdcsainga,of the humble and
loyal undvr the cottage roof; and In the cabin
ofthesbve.qnitc content to bear the sneers
of the sulon or the curses of the rich. He con
cludes by saying:
“ Months of experience and observation
have forced the conviction that the existence
of slavery is Incompatible with the safety of
yourselves or of the Union.” J
The steamer Empire was fired into while
loading sugar at Marengo plantation, by guer
illas, killing C. McGtU, Assistant Engineer,
and severely wounding W. J. Reed, a New
x ork merchant, and wounding three others
On thel24th, Gen. Banks Issued an address,
appended to which is the President’s pro
clamation of emancipation. In his address
°£ n V* anks ’ after the objects and
effect of the President’s proclamation, savs
that it is manifest that the changes sug
gested by the proclamation do not take place
at any precise period;” and Gen. Banks calls
npon all persons, citizens or shires, to govern
themselves accordingly. All unusual public
demonstrations will be for the present sus
pended, and provost niarsliais are enjoined to
prevent any disturbance of the public peace.
Slaves arc advised to remain on the planta
tions until their privileges are definitely
established, resting assured that whatever
benefits the government intends will be se
cured to them.
Gen. Banks also instructs the officers to se
cure the strictest discipline in the camps. At
tention is also called to the act of Congress
forbidding the return of slaves by the armv
The war Is not waged for the overthrow of
slaveiy, but to restore the constitutional rela
tions between the United States and each of
the States. If slavery is to be preserved, the
war must cease, and the former constitutional
relations again be established; for no military
man, in l the event of a continuance of the
war, will counsel the preservation of slaverv
The continuance of the war will leave no other
permanent check to rebellion but emancipa
tion. Contest in public, as in social life
strengthens and consolidates brotherly aflec
tion. It is baseless nationality that has not
tested its strength against domestic enemies.
Success of local Interests widens the scope of
human history, and Is attended with peace
prosperity and power. It is out of such con
tests that great nation are born.
Gen. Banks concludes thns:
Let us fulfill the conditions of this last <rcat
trial, and become a nation, a grand nation,
with sense enough to govern ourselves, and
strength to stand among the world united.
Up to the sailing of the steamer, nothing
had transpired as to the intended movements
of Gen. Banks, but it was known that a cam
paign had been marked out, with Baton
os the base of operations. ®
Nothing new from Vicksburg or Port Hud
son.
>ewTork, Jan. 2, —The steamer George
Washington has arrived from New Orleans.
On the 25th, Gen. Banks had removed the
restrictions upon the holding of church ser
vices, giving notice, however, therewith, that
clergymen are subject to restrictions imposed
upon all other men. Quite a number of polit
ical prisoners were ordered released on giving
parole to commit no act of hostility to the
United States.
FKOM SFUmnELID.
[Special Dispatch to the eficago TrihnncJ
SpniKQFizLn, HI., Jan. 2, 1563.
Chas. Newcomer, Jit. Jlorris, Ogle county,
has been appointed additional paymaster in
the United States army, with the rank of
Major.
Messrs. Toe and Magic, of Chicago, yes
terday, through Mr. Hitchcock, their attor
ncy, presented at the Auditor’s Oflice SIOO,OOO
of refunded State stock, for the purpose of
obtaining the pro raUi dividend contemplated
by the 15th article of the Constitution from
the proceeds of the two mill tax required bv
said article to be levied on the taxable prop
erty of the State.' The collection of this
tax was suspended by the act of
February 8,16C1, at -which date all the pro
ceeds of said tax in the Treasury was trans
ferred to the revenue fund, and all subsequent
receipts have been paid direct to the credit of
said revenue fund, as required by the act re
ferred to. It is presumed that Messrs. Toe and
Magic found their demand on the point that
the Legislature could not legally pass an act
annulling an article of the Constitution. The
Legislature seems to think they could because
the article provided that the bondholders
should take the dividend, which but about
one-third of them did.
About half the members of the Legislature
have arrived. There is active canvassing for
United States Senator.
THE WAR IN KENTUSKY.
Morgan Overtaken and Beaten.
OUE FORCES STILL PURSUING.
Louisville, Jan. 2. —C01. Hopkins, of the
12th Kentucky, commanding the Federal
forces at Lebanon, Ky., attacked the guerilla
Morgan south of the Columbia road yester
day, killing and wounding several and cap
turing sixty of his forces, together with their
caissons, ammunition wagons and provisions.
Col. Holliday, of the l»th Kentucky InCmtry,
and Lieut. Col. Ball, oth Kentucky cavalry,
are in pursuit. Morgan is retreating rapidly
in the direction of Columbia.
Morgan crossed the Cumberland and cut
off Nashville at Goldsboro on the 27th of De
cember. Col. Hobson of the sth Kentucky
drove part of his forces, killing nine, and cap
turing sixteen. Morgan then crossed Green
River, and moved to Elizabethtown, destroy
ing thebrldgcat BeavcrCrcek and NolinsviDe,
He also destroyed the trestle work at Mnl
drench’a Hill, and moved for Rolling Fork.
Col. Harlan, of the Kentucky 10th, overtook
him at Rolling Fork and Salt River bridge
and attacked him, killing and wounding a
number of his force.
Hie ret el CoL Duke died of his wound*.
Morgan fled before Harlan to Bardstown,
thence attempted to escape between Lebanon
and Bellville, Morgan flying pecipitatcly.
Gen. Reynolds marched from Glasgow yes*
terday for Grcensbnrg, and may intercept him.
Col. Halsey, of the (3th Kentucky cavalry, was
killed. Morgan paid dearly for what he has
done.
Our casualties have not been reported.
Gen. Rosecraca occupies Murfreesboro.
HANDSOME FEDERAL ACHIEVEMENT
IN POWELL COUNTY.
BsADQUAirmis, Czxcctcxtt, Jan. 2,1863.
To Major General Halleck:
I Lave just learned from Gen. Granger that
Major Stevens of the 14th Kentucky cavalry,
with 150 men, who were ordered by him on a
scout to ascertain the whereabouts of a large
band of guerillas in the eastern part of Powell
county, on the 2Cth nit., alter traveling
all night over obscure and dangerous bridle
paths, came upon their camp. They were
preparing to move. Major Stevens dashed
upon them and cptnred their leader, a noted
guerilla, and 'eleven men. The rest, though
outnumbering Major Stevens, were utterly
rented and escaped in the dense woods,
brush and mountain gorges. • Twenty-five
horses and a largo amount of clothing, blank
ets, guns, pistols, &c., that were being trans
ported to Humphrey Marshall’s camp, were
also captured. Signed, ' H. G. Wnionr, -
Major Gen. Commanding.
Great Fire in New York City*
New, York, Jan. 2. —A fire last night de
stroyed ‘Wilson’s cracker bakery in' Fulton
street. - The loss is $50,000. The coffee and
S spice mills adjoining were also destroyed
Mss $6,000. .
•CThe next building, occupied* by varioun
parties, was - destroyed. - Xoss -|o,oui> is*
; * biillding?. '
i Nos. 75 and 77 Fulton street, were burned—
-1 loss $8,000; occupied, by Smith *fc Ely*—loss
‘ $15,00); J. C. Elv, $10,000; Brown & Smith,
i §5,000. The fire'spread to Gold street, de
stroyingthe building occupied by Klng&Me
! Mahon, steam pipe makers—loss s3,ooo;.then
t spread to Beckman street, damagingthree
I bulldinks® llll their contents to the extent or
I $4,000. steam pump
r Bcekman stPSti was burned ottt-4065 $3,G00,
FKOM EA ST TEVrra^SEE.
latest from' Geii. Granger’s Ooni
maud. ■ •
ITZaJor 'Ccn. tVrJg£,'4 , » Official Scport.
. ’7 v! >
WAsazafCToaf,- Jan.- 3.—Tb«? following
.received at headqcartersto-doy? ..
*’ * “ Cxkczxxatz, Jan. 2, J562.-
To Major Gen. Halleck; . t ' "
Major Gen. Grander reports that he has re
ceived a dispatch from Major Toley, com.-
rnandmgan expedition sent by him to Elk
fork, Campbell county,. Tenn., composed of
£OO men of the 6th and 10th cavalry, stating
that on Sunday lost' he 'Surprised a camp ot
rebels £SO strong at that place, killing thirty,
wounding seventeen, and capturing tifcv-onc',
without the loss of a man. AH their camp
tquipnge was burned, and eighty horses a>id
a large amount of arms captured. ' ‘
(Signed) H. G. *)
Major Gen. Cornmsading;' i
sThb 2Uxifrtisnn£nto. , ; ;
VV A JTTED—A good penman,
uudebnvctf at’»*connt9: »ne who trap?
WANTED.—A man of expert-’
J wfcbe*««ttj£uioh u*
ii < \ s^n» cp » r »°» r Sa! ?; 01411 in areuil or wboleaaleeatab*
ir?Sri«^ ddreS * PoStoaiceßoxie «. G§Od«te£
ei.ces gircp. ■ . JaSygMt
"\\7A N TED—By a lady,, who can*
the best testimonial* of success as a k
«^ C T^»w« Sf iisSsl*^ 9el ?!. I l reh Schools,rtJodtoau££-
d?ve- TlClaUy * A d'lr«ff3L
smart, intelligent
dtaatfen-
Jaa-yTM-lt • ST. CHARLES SALOON.
WANTED—Active men,- vrith.-
~SY I -^-y r TED : —A first-class Job'\
iAß. B i ia!ik r h^£°° u,er °” d ■wfr-
WANTED—T° trade, SO acres o£T
P.St tood
"VV"
4 small neat Hooke '
P J Hogse. Chicago Tribune oCce. w iaS-vatm* .
V\7ANTED.—A muldle-asred maa ’
Easiness hafilts accurate %
scientific a» a Book-Keeper and AaStSt
competent to takecharge of •
or double entry, desires a pemiaaent ‘
. Ucatlonin pome establishment where Integrity ladns-'
1116 Interests of his employer win
sgsa4fflgß.gfar tl,B ‘ a,r :
WANTED—To inform onr corre- -
SSL'S ns dr ‘S-“ <Ur SF tvo to send ‘Hem
SKSSSffl&S'sgt-Stf.Sßi ?„ f
«nr wholesale prices—Rio lie.'Jara Kc AdtiwS‘ r
jisfgtlw Post Office nix Si cSb«l ddrt * ,
\VANTED—To pay $125 per
IT"’-. "» or three oiperlefcm'
s ße . n ' a * wl i? are at present eavtzed la a
tratrllng baslaen Commhnloa about 50 per cent!
No Unto nccesearily lost. Art.lreta J. s. PiTTOV
PottOffleeltolSan. OOlce. 151 Haodoipb miSTi! Sikk
.NQ.i.opstaln*. JaS-yXtt-lt
T?yANTED Board, with a fnr
‘S'"?- I" a , S' nt ‘’ el fimllr.hra i-cnae
wjnaodwllb. Bwt of references given. Address Box
~ l * u - JaS-yT&St
\V ANTED—A thorough, reliablo
T » for ° 9
FULTON COUNTY; ILLINOIS.
Apptr at once to J. 11. JOHNSON. Post Office Bor
4SS3 Chicago, enclosing a stamp. del-iCTTSm-ngt '
17 OR SALE—The Stock and Fix-
J- tores of a small Bctatl Grocery, In a eood
tloa. For rartlcnlars Inquire ofO.C. WEBSTCi:. cor
ner of Market and Waahlngtomst.*, jaO-yZi.'Wt
"L7OR SALE—A Grain. Warehouse
* A -.. atFl ??^9 r % -aob!rlOof ® et — whh rtcle track eon
nwtlnswiMjQ &c,Lnionand lll.Centralßailroads.
Price. Good city property will be taken In exT
el ‘. a 2?Sv«, nets* slocum.
JaS-yTSMw SBDearbora street.
17 OR SALE—A Cottage Honse and
cars. Inquire at 67 Randolph street, near State
_ *
©SO 000 WORTH OF
JPt'V Fresh Groceries for sale foe
« extern Real Estate and half cash. Apply by letter
with stamp.or In person, to BURKE * CO.. 32 Sonilr
Water street. JaS-yTSS-lt
T OST—On cither Wabash orMichl
-L-J B» n avenues. a UOTEL'BOOK/ of no value to
anybody but the owner. Anj* one finding the miiio
nnd leaving It at A. Booth's, corner ofiShuUson and.
Dearborn streets, will be suitably rewarded.
jas-yna-it -
00-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE.—
j? ,r * B :P- BLOCUII I* admitted a member of our
firm from this date. Oar brndne** will hereafter bo
conducted under the style of Manrsn. Wright * Co
. , , . iIAURAN * WRIGHT.
Chicago. Jan. Ist. ISC3.
A GOOD PAYING INVEST
SIENT.—We hare a piece of
CENTRAL PROPERTY,
Well Improved, for sale at *10.600 cash.
S. H. KERFOOT * CO..
jas-yLC-lt *1 Dearborn street.
ACTION.—AII persons are here
' Vy by notified not to make any contracts with - 'nr
PJtW 7 un ,*t 10 D , AVI £ H - DONOVAN on account
of K. 11. Appleby.ashe (Donovan) Is no longer In tha
employ of said Appleby, Ja3-y7sQ.lt
"HOARDING—A gentleman ami.
JUJ wife can be accommodated with a tarnished front
“J 80 - three or four day boarders
wanted at 137 fctate strept. Jas.yiss.iw
T* OST—On New* Year's Day,cither
-l-i on Wabnsh or Michigan avenue. one Otter Far
Glove, belonging to the left hand. The flnderwlll bo
rewarded byleavlrg the ssimeac A. 11. Mltter 1 * Jewelry
Store, corner Lake and Claris street*. Ja3-y7ig-|t *
lIfASONIC NOTICE.—The
“ L 9, d; ?F for Instruction " meets this evcnln-
Free to all members of the order.
k REWARD—Lost, a Black* anil
QytJ Tan Pup. answers to the name of ~ Pip" anti
wears a leather collar with brass lock and plate. Tna
above reward will be paid (oaavperson returning said,
dog to HUNTINGTON, WADSWORTH *CO
JaS-y.CSt *rftß6 Late street. -
RAN" AWAIT—A large bay Horse,
with a flowing nianc and lall'and a white spot on
ms torchead. He had a complete set of harness ort-
Um. A liberal reward win be paid to any one who
shall return him to the office of the machinery depart
ment of the DllnolsCentral Railroad, on the lake shore
south of Twelfth afreet. • Ja3-y767-Sl *
"DOARDING—A few single gen
-U Ucmencan be accommodatedwith board: ■with
pleasant rooms, at St Adams street. JaS-yTOtst
■DOSEHILL CEMETERY.—Au
-IA» adjourned meeting of lot owners In RoschlH
Cemetery, will be holdcn this (Saturday) evening at
half-past seven o'clock, at room No. io Methodise
Chnrch Block. A full attendance Is requested.
Per order of Committee.
. „ J. WOODBRIDGE SMITH.
Ja3-y7SMt Treasurcrof Roschlli Cemetery Co.
'T'HEPEWS OF WESTMINSTER.
JL CHURCH (N.S. Presbyterian. Rcv.E. A Pleree,
pastor.) will ho rented on Monday morning, the Bth in
stant. at 9 o'clock. Jas-yTEWtnet
■jVTASONIC.—The stated Couvoca
-LTJL tion of Chicago Connell No, 4 Koval and Select
Ma>ter, wlllbe held at MasonicTemple,thls(Saturday>
evening. January 3d. at 7 o'clockjbr the installation of
officer*, and work, J. A, BUNCB,
JaS-y773-U Recorder.
STRAYED —Ftoiu the Milwaukee.
Depot, on the evening of Dec. 23d- a dark bar
HORSE, with a saddle on. Whoever-will return the’
MmcfoP, GEHKTry. on Clinton street, opposite tho
Mechanical Bakery. will be suitably rewarded.
JaS-yTTJ-St
O-PARTNERSHIP NOTICE—
We have admitted JANIES R. McKAT into out
firm a* a partner. Thebu*lnei»aof thcnewflrmwlllbe
conducted under the name and style of
MUKGEB, ABMOBB. ft CO.
MUNGER ft ARMOUR..
• Ja3-y715-tC
January 2d. IPO.
F}R SALE.—Photographers,-. at
tention J-For sate* flrat rate Photographic Gnl>
icry.ln the very best location in Chicago. AUnew and
complete, with Cameras of the very best
whole will be sold for £73) Id cash. itlaagreatbar
galn. yooe bat cash easterners need apply.
2f. C.ThAVER.
Pox nr»6i. Chicago.
Ja3-yT4Mw
194 LAKE STREET.
CLOAKS.
Grreat Closing- Sale.
‘ S. WILSON & CO:,
Will offer this day their entire stock oC
RICH CLOAKS
AT
25 PER CENT LESS
Than actual cost, to dose outlbr the season.
GREAT BARGAINS. : :
At lOi Lalfc Street*
J&3-yTS3-*t
QJFT BOOK STORE/
THE ORIGINAL
GIFT BOOK STORE
Have opened a branch at
97 Randolph Street,
(trader the Matteson.Hou*«i>
Jew* J
™ . ,x
is given *Uh each book sold. - ; . t »
DO NOT MISTAKE THE KCM3SZS. . * A
HOW TO COLLECT BOUN- s
TIES AND PKS'SIOKS.-Ddne PJrtMflr. Pr
ianiar»imtiittKuiiic».i»JiiciiMrßil!r »lr« aarla- - .
r„ m aUon M^Ko^o.,cc™U.^i!SS) , - .
F. o. BoxSaS. CtlcagQ.llL .' .
IXTERCAKTILE ASSOCIATION .?
i)l' This Association vQI bold their uaoil uecktae
lor the choice cf otUcsrs a=d other boitcei3,on , _. ~
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