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There is nothing late from the opera
tions of Gen. Grant’s army now in fall
after the demoralized pack ofßragg’s
■whipped fugitives. Gen. Grant sends
Tvord to the Department that he has cap
tured a lot of the Vicksburg paroled rob-;
■ els, nud is in a quandary as. to. 'tho dispo
sition he .shall make of them., Gen. Bher
yuan pet a model by shooting
some of them -at Jackson. The official
Statement of our loss in the capture of
liookout Mountain and the storming of
JHsrionary Ridge is set down at.3,200.
The Army of the Potomac at latest ac
counts was all across the Hapidan and still
lidvnncing. Our cavalry have had several
ekhmishes with the rebel outposts, driving
them In and back to Orange Court House
Vhci c a battle is expected unless Lee
ghall start for Kichiaond-
Tiieixj is a wild rebel report from Char
leston na Mobile that the former pest of
treason has been burning sixty-three hours,
that Gilmore’s shells are making it worse,
*and that the remaining walls of Sumter
have fallen, burying up the rebels. Later
dates through Federal sources, however,
make the story improbable. The news is
100 good to be true.
Formidable forces of rebels are organiz
ing in Louisiana -and Mississippi to plant
batteries and impede the navigation of the
■river, and from the magnitude of these
preparations it seems likely that the Father
-ofTVkUas will not long go nnvexed to the
sea. There is work ahead for the gunboats.
A brilliant rcconnoissance in "Western
Louisiana has resulted in the capture of the
fith Texas regiment. t
Tiie news from Gen. Banks' expedition
continues cheering. Corpus Christ!, capi
tal cf Nueces county, 230 miles southwest
of Galveston, and Aifanm City and other
minor places hare been captured.
Steamboat navigation on the Mississippi
3s a tiling of fearful uncertainty. Our dis
patches contain accounts of the burning of
two Imats, one of them accompanied by
loss of life, the wnlrinp of a third, and two
more running the ganntlet of guerilla fire.
Daring the past week there have been re
ceived in this city, of live and dressed, not
less than 109,290—the largest receipts ever
known in this market in one week. Since
the Ist of October the receipts foot up 536,-
471—an increase over the receipts of the
corrwponding period in 186*3 of 165,959.
9 Home again. Home with the bronze
and scars of service, with soldier memories
Ptond with unwritten volumes of thrilling
experience in camp and field, with a record
of vulor as imperishable as the annals ot
this war, with a shining list of honored
dead,' with its invalided • braves, so
came buck our gallant Twelfth
Illinois Cavaliy, on Saturday night, wel
comed home again to Chicago by thou
sands of expectant citizens, who thronged
the streets even at the midnight hour of
their arrival, and with loyal cheers escort
ed them to die more formal and material
welcome at Biyan Hall. As a whole, the
.ovation was as just to jthese noble men as
3t wusxreditable to our city.
. And by thowtry, must it not be a trying
time for a Copperhead, these occasions
when the great heart of the people gashes
with generous impulse towards our return
ing heroes. If it be thus with those who,
sword in hand, have crashed the rebellion
ty striking down anfied enemies, who
have beaten in the rebels, staying at no
barrier of prejudice or compromise; if
thus splendidly the people endorse its war
rior sons, what a reverse of scorn and con
tumely awaits the men who have done
nothing for their country in its peril, who
liavc had no word but of detraction, no
deed but of treason in the hour when the
country called for all the fruits of loyalty.
No men havebetterearned their furlough |
tbnn the noble Twelfth. Than this, no
regiment butter deserves to have the vacan
cies in Its ranks filled up promptly with
our best ColonelHasbrouck Da
vis is every inch a soldier, and bis men have
a pride in him. The Twelfth is a splendid
regiment, and its commander has pride
in it With this happy reciprocity,
all that is needed is for Illinois to fill every
vacant saddle and send these veteran troop
ers back to the army to open a fresh ac
count with the rapscallions of Jeff Davis,
and be in at the death.
|3T The charter election in New York city
conics off the first day in December—next
Xo Our prisoners at Richmond.
Washington, Nov. 28.—The Sanitary’ Com
inlsoion has this day dispatched from Balti
more another large invoice of clothing and
supplies for Union prisoners in Richmond.
They have advices of the distribution of their
previous contributions by the rebel authori
ties. Additional government supplies will
be forwarded as soon as evidence is received
of the proper distribution of what has already
been furnished.
From St* Louis.
St. Louis, Nov. 29.—The steamer Silver
wave from St Louis to Nashville, with a full
cargo of Government stores, and about 100
horses, sunk, yesterday morning, about twen
ty-five miles above Cairo. It is thought she
cannot be raised.
The weather is very cold here since yester
day morning, the thermometer ranging from
10 to 15 degrees below freezing point Ice
begins to appear in the river.
From New York.
New York. Nov. 29.—From returns re
ceived at the Assistant Provost Marshal Gen
eral’s office it appears that the nnmbcr of sol
diers enlisted in this city under the new call
for volunteers during the pest week is about
800. As the recruiting business was not fair
ly in operation until Monday last, this is con
sidered a very encouraging result for the first
liidions Asking for Protection.
Springfield. Mo., Nov. 38.—A delegation
of Cherokee Indians, headed by Capt Christy,
acting Chicly paid their respects to Gen. Mc-
Neil fo-day, by order of their national coun
cil. Capt Christy recounted the Bufferings
of tbe Indians from roving banditti, and asked
for protection against their depredations. He
desired authority to raise a regiment of cav
alry and adopt guerrilla warfare, as the only,
means of ridding themselves of mounted ma
rauders, and also asked that districts allotted
for bcttiement should be better protected to
enable the Indians to cultivate the soil and
eccurc more comfortable homes.
Gem McNeil replied that he bad represent
ed the condition of the Indians to the proper
authorities, and recommended some meas
ures for their improvement, and would af
ford them all protection in his power.
Increase of Xax on Spirit**.
Washington, Not. 27. —The Commissioner
of Internal Revenue Ims concluded to recom
mend In hie report to the Secy, of the Treas.
n large increase in the excise tux on distilled
spirits. The present tax is considered
shsnrdlT low as compared with that levied
upon other goods, while in England it yields
2Q per cent and upwards of the gross revenue
of that country. In our own it yelds less
than 10 per ct,, and as it is deemed necessary to
increase taxation to make the law meet the
expectation of Congress, there Is no article
on which it can be better levied than on this.
Therefore the Commissioner will ask that the
tax bo Increased to 50 or CO, probably the lat
te: man.
From Nashville.
Nahhviixe, Not. 28. —Capt Cox, mate and
dtrk of the steamer Hukc, were arrested here
to-night and wm be tried by a Military Com
mission charged with crossing the rebel Cob
Hawkins and 300 of his men from the
morth to the south side of the Cumberland
River, near Fort Douclson.
tho Ohio cavalry,
wounded in the late fight, will not recover!
Ctol. Long encountered a portion of Wheeler’s
<savulry at Cleveland, yesterday, and after a
severe fight the rebels were routed. The loss
is not stated. There was a heavy ruin last
night, and the Cumberland river Is risinir
rapidly, with nine feet water on the shoals.
Bobel Slilpmcnfs,
New York,’ Nov. 28. —The British steamer
Corsica, from Nassau, was thoroughly
searched by the Custom House officers list
night, as well as all the baggage of passen
gers. Large amounts of specie, rebel money
and a rebel mull were found on the steamer
*nd among the passengers.
Bran lias Called Loistrect
to M Bad
Parson Brownlow Arrived
in Cincinnati.
A Great Battle Imminent
-Our Army Eager
to go in.
Highly Important from
Louisiana and Texas.
Later from the Banks Ex-
Capture of Corpus Christa
and Arkansas City.
[Special Dispatch to the-Chicago Tribune.]
CxxcDtKA.Ti, Nov. 29; 1863.
Parson Brownlow has just arrived from
KnoxvDle, where he left on Wednesday eve
ning. He says That the place was closely in
vested by the rebels under Longs tree t, bat
that Gen. Burnside was perfectly satisfied
that he could hold the place.
Gen. Foster hod not arrived when Brown*
low left.
Chattanooga, Nov. 28.—There has beenuo
fighting at the front to-day.
The* enemy has concentrated below and
near Dalton with the view of making a stand.
Onr line Is beyond Ringgold.
An order from Bragg recalled Longs tree!
from before Knoxville on the 26th. He is now
endeavoring to join that chieftain near Dalton
by a circuitous route. The situation from
KnoxvDlc to Bridgeport Is all that can be de
Cincinnati, Nov. 29.—Latest news from
Knoxville is to Wednesday. The north port
of the town Is burned, including the railroad
Burnside is cheerful and confident.
(Special Dispatch to the Chicago - Tribune.]
. . Cincinnati, Nor. 29,1863. ‘
The following is a partial list of the killed
and wounded of the Illinois regiments in the
late battle: -
10Cn Ixx.—Wounded—Nat Beanxninge, Co. A;
Abraham Kessman, Co. J>: Isaac Ham,
Co. A: John Haseer, Co. D;- Isaac • Elba,
Co. A; Daniel Mahal ev, Co. H; W. G.
Baev, Co. £; Jos. Levan, Co. E; Corp. Fletcher,
Co. E; Capt Walsh, Co. B.
Kic lll.—Killed—CoL Potnam.
59xn lll.—Wounded—Henry Reteer, Co. C.
•Bth Ttt.—Wounded—Capt. W. W. Stoat, J. 5.
HcCarth, Co. E; H. M. Love, Capt. E, P. Lyttle,
Corp. E/J. Wells, Co. E; W. S. Green, Co. D.
Tap lll.—Wounded—Corp. Grecnongh, Co. H;
W. G, MfflcTiCo. L -
Pth lll.—Wounded—Lieut Col. Stuart, Capt.
W, M. Murphy, Lieut, Geo. W.: Moore, Capt. O’-
Connor, Co. D: Lieut. Conway, Co. A.
60th lll.—Wounded—Wm. Tayler, Co. I; Aug.
Bcinhardt, Co. D; Lieut Edwd. Foster, Co. G; E.
A. Louderham. Co. E; Charles Jacobs, Co. £:
H. C. Lee, Co. B; August Lardue, Co. B; Wm.
Parks, Co. J).
56ih DL—Wounded—Major Walsh, Colonel
' 84th in.— Wounded —Corp. J. Shoopman,*Co. A;
Corp. J. McArthur, Co. K: Orvil Moms, Co. A
■26thlll.—Wounded—Lieut Pope, Capt Davis,
Lieut. CoL Gnphn
86th lil.—wounded—W. 8. Marsh, Co. F; Seigt
Vincent Co. A; Wm. JqrcoCo. G.
88th 111.— Wounded—CoL E. Tfltt Chesecr, Capt
LBth 111.—Wounded—Seigt Nelson, Co. G.
72th 111.— Wounded—Lieut CoL Davidson.
42x> lll.—Wounded—H. A Gates, Co. A
74th lll.—Wounded—Lieut Holland, Colonel
Markdale, Lieut. Betson. ,• „ „
40th lll.—Wounded—James Smith, Q. M.;
Capt. UllmamCo. B.
I9rn lll.—Wounded—Adjutant Brough.
BCth lll.—Wounded—Lt Saulsherry and Lieut
Abbott. , ,
4let lll.—Wounded —Lieut Bradsban.
301st. lll.—Wounded—B. T. Mathews. Co. D;
Andrew Darling, Co. K. ._„ _ _ __
<*d ***- AxtmLEßT.—Wounded—N. H. Towner,
Acting Assistant Chief of Artillery, Gen. Smiths
New Yobs, Nov. 28.— The morning papers
contain nothing additional from Chattanooga.
Tbe Washington special to the N. T. Tima
says: Among the prisoners captured at Chat
tanooga were a huge number of Pemberton's
men paroled at Vicksburg. Gen. Grant tele
graphed here to-day to ascertain what disposi
tion be moke of these faithless scoun
drels. The army says shoot them.
New Yoke, Nov. 28.—The Tune*' Washing
ton special says that the official statement of
our losses at Chattanooga InkUlcd and wound
ed, on the 23d, 24th and 25th, at the storming
of Lookout Mountain were 3,000, and at the
assault on Mission Ridge about 200. Our
wounded are all under cover and well cared
for. . .
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, Not. 29,1863.
Communications between Washington and
Meade's army arc completely cut off No
telegraphic connection,* and no couriers get
through save by running the gauntlet
through a country already, swarming with
guerillas. A courier, however, got through
this afternoon, bringing details of the army's
operations down to noon of yesterday (Satur
day.) .
' These operations are all preliminary.
Meade seems to be gradually pushing the
rebel army on Gordonsrille, and it is believ
ed that if Lee means to fight at all a pitched
battle must be imminent. :
Onr army has abundance of rations, and is
animated at once by lie pursuit of a retreat
ing enemy, and by the inspiring news it
heard just before beginning its movements
from Chattanooga.
After one p. m. Friday, firing along the
whole line became very severe and lasted un
til dark. The rebels fell bade from the Rapi
dan, on Friday night, to front ns at Orange
Court House. Firing was heard all day yes
terday from onr center and left, and occas
ionally to-day.
Boats with a million rations went down the
Potomac from Alexandria, to-day. ■
The N. Y. Time* correspondent sends the
following; > .
Saturday Morning—3 - o’clock.—The ene
my have apparently fiOten back. There has
been some Bkpmishlnging,. bnt no cannona
ding this forenoon., Lient CoL ; Herron, of
the 734Penn., was* killed yesterday of the
fid corps. -
Rappahannock Station, Not. 28,1 P.M.
—The progress made by Gen. Meade is highly
encouraging, and if successful, a new base of
supplies will be established la a few days,
from •which' the army will operate with moat
damaging eflect to the Confederacy.
We ore having a heavy and disagreeable
7P, M.—The Army of the Potomac has
finally severed its line of communication with
Washington, and nothing has come through
from it since yesterday morning. ■
If there had been a general engagement yes
terday, the wounded would have been sent to
the rear and conveyed to Washington by the
raHroad. from this point.
As no wounded men have been sent here,
it Is certain that no battle has been fought
The heavy cannonading yesterday was proba
bly of no greater importance than artillery
firing frequently, which makes a great deal of
noise, hnt docs little execution. i
This morning cannonading was heard faint
er than yesterday, bnt during the day it has
been perfectly quiet • • , .
The rain ceased before dark, and probable
that the quantity which fell to-day will no f t
interfere with the movements of the army,
except for a few hoars, in emancipating it
self from Washington.
The Army of the Potomac is In position to
operate most disastrously against the reb
els. 7 .
Should it also emancipate the Union pris
oners now enduring ages of misery in a sin
gle month in Richmond, it will accomplish
one of the greatest achievements performed
by any army during the war.
Washington, Nov. 29.—The Army of the
Potomac advanced at six o’clock on the
morning of the 27th, from near Germania,
Culpepper, and Jacob’s Ford, and formed in
line of battle, the center resting on the Fred
ericksburg turnpike, near Robertson’s tav
The left advanced along the plank road,
forming a curve towards Gordonsville;-and
the west terminating near Rapidan, south
west of Jacob's Ford. ' As the center' ad
vanced it came npon the enemy's pickets and
skirmish line. jt
Subsequently the enemy's line was strength
ened by the arrival of reinforcements from 1
Ewell's corps, on the Rapidan front About
one o'clock slow and irregular cannonading
commenced on the road leading to Orange
Court House, and considerable firing be
tween the skirmishers. The enemy did-not
reply With artillery at 4 o'clock.
It was announced that Hill's corps, which
had previously rested on the Rapidan east of
the railroad, was approaching on the center,
and half an hour later heavy musketry was
heard on the right, showing that the 3d corps
forming that wing, was engaged.
Onr casualties were few fix the center. The
only officer of rank at that time known to
be killed is Lieut. Cob Hcsscr, 72d Pennsyl
vania regiment. n -
The battle ground Is in a wilderness, with
but little open country, consequently an ac
curate description of onr position cannot be
given, but it will be perceived that
wc have the enemy's fortified position
skirting Rapidan on the right, and can
compel them to give battle if they intend to
fight on ground less unfavorable to ns. Jcft
Davis, owing to the unfavorable weather of
yesterday, did not review the rebel army as
Intended, and he is said to have returned to
Richmond on Thursday, Gen. Gregg’s
cavalry and batteries had a severe fight with
the enemy's right wing of cavalry Thursday
P. iL We drove them back upon their in
fantry lines, when wc were compelled to fall
back with loss said to be about 250 killed.
The sth corps coming up, the enemy in turn
were compelled to retreat
About CO were wounded in the Sd corps, 5
killed and 7 mortally wounded oot th» right
Gen. French, with the 3d. corps, when advan
cing, encountered Ewell’s corps before be
connected with the center; and after a severe
fight held his position, but lost heavily. He,
however, captured 900 rebels.
The Ctix corps was theuthrown forward,and
filled the gap between the center and right
A train of the sth corps advancing on the
plant road was attacked on the flank by reb
el cavalry, who destroyed fifteen or twenty
wagons and killed two men and several males.
On Friday morning It was found that the re
bels had fallen back from onr center to two
miles nearer Orange Court House, and the
above Intelligence is up to the evening of
Friday, and was brought to Washington by
a special messenger, who came-near being
captured by guerillas.
The additional information which has also
come to hand to-night through another
source states that tbe line was formed on
Friday, about noon, on the road leading to
Orange Court House.
Gen. Greggs cavalry, on the left, had a se
vere fight with the rebel cavalry, and drove
them back upon their infantry and then fell
back himself upon the sth corps, who in turn
drove the rebel infantry back and took their
position as the left wing.
Warren's 2d corps on the turnpike
drove the rebel skirmishers beyond Rob
ertson's tavern, and formed on the right
Gcxl Prince's division, consisting of the 8d
corps, met a heavy body of Ewell’s corps and
fought them several hours, until tbe remain
der of the corps came up,and later the Gth corps
The Sd, particularly Gen. Prince’s lost hea
vily, wich la estimated at 500 in killed and
wounded, and many prisoners. Bat he pun
ished the enemy severely in killed and wound
ed, and took, as Gen. French reports, 900 pri
Our forces on the center had no severe
fighting, and consequently our loss there was
small, excepting in Gen. Gregg's cavalry di
It was discovered that the enemy's centre
had fallen Their skirmishers ore In the
woods a mile or so, nearly to Orange court
Heavy guns were heard there all the fore
noon, not tending to confirm the troth of the
report that the enemy used no artillery on
onr front on Friday, and we but very little,
owing to the densely wooded and nearly
level character of the ground*
It is known that there was very heavy
skirmishing on the turnpike at 9 o'clock
Stiurday morning, but no particulars have
been received.
The heavy rain, it was thought, would
hinder any offensive field operation on Satur
It was reported that Kilpatrick’s cavalry di
vision, under Gen. Coster, attempted to cross
under the enemy's battery at Racoon Ford,
on Friday, but was driven back.
Washington, Not. 28.—N0 intelligence
respecting the army of the Potomac has been
received to-day at headquarters up to 2 p. m.
The Star says that yesterday morning our
cavalry pushed forward as far as Locust
Grove, where they met the advance of the
rebel cavalry, and the latter were driven
across Trussel creek or river, and forwards
across Mill Run. A body of rebel infantry
.was posted between that point and Orange
Court House, and the whole rebel force
moved off in the direction of the latterplacc.
Locust Grove is fonr miles south of Gerinauia
ford, in Orange county, within a short dis
tance of the wilderness where Hooker fought
bis battle. Mill Ran is two miles from Lo
cust Grove, and thence to Mountain River,
where tbe rebel General Early, with Ewell’s
-old corps, is said to be in force, is about six
miles. Orange Court Honse Is eight or ten
mile* further on in a southwest direction.
■ New York, Nov. 28.—The Washington
special to the New York Time* says:
E. A. Paul writes the following:
Germania Ford, Nov. 20, 13 m.—The
whole army is now crossing the Rapldan at
Culpepper, Germania- and Jacob's Fords.
There was a little skirmishing at Culpepper
Ford and Jacob's MDls Ford, the rebel pick
ets retiring as we advanced. The enemy had
erected very strong works opposite Germania
Ford, but our artillery on the left bank flank
ed them, and they were soon abandoned.
Later—Germania Ford, Not. 37, oa. m.
—The army were crossing the Rapldan all
last night. Crossings were effected with bnt
little opposition. There was no severe fight
ing—only u little skirmishing.
-Washington, Nov. 27.—We have intelli
gence from the front up to 0:30 this morning.
At that hour onr whole army, trains and all,
were across the river; and double-quicking to
meet the enemy. One. corps took the road
toward Chanccllorsville, ana another toward
Orange Court House. The men are In Jubi
lant spirits and anxious to meet the rebels.
Lee's troops have evacuated Fredericksburg
Heights, which are now occupied by our cav
alry. The opinion of the army officers is
that the rebels have intrenched themselves
between Orange Court House and Gordons
viile, and will risk a battle there.
The Ha'ald’* Washington dispatch of the
27th says; While great anxiety Is Jelt here
to learn the immediate result of the advance
of the Army of the Potomac across the Rap
idan, no donbts or fears arc entertained In re
gard to tho success of the mQTQment;
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington-, Not. 29,1303.
A foil and detailed report has been made
by a committee of onr released surgeons from
Richmond. It Is calculated to create a pro
found sensation In the country, and will pre
pare the world to have little sympathy with
the pirate crew whose craft Is nearly wrecked.
The treatment of onr brave officers and men
will live among such recorded barbarisms as
the Black Hole of Calcutta. |
Indications are that the amount for which
the Treasniy’ifl to. bo,called on to carry'on
the war and sustain the several branches of
the Government, through [the ensuing fiscal
year, will be very considerably less th*n has ’
.been anticipated. . The exact figures of the
War Department estimates ora understood to
amount to $535,000,000, and of the Navy De
partment to $142,000,000. An approximate
statement for other expenses will be: -
For the Interior, Treasury and other De
partments $30,000,000.
Interest on the Public Debt $08,000,000.
Diplomatic expenses are Increased, but this
will be balanced by the decrease in the
amounts asked by the Land and Indian
Bureaus. The estimate for interest on tho
Public Debt is believed to be large. . The
debt is largely increased in the item of 5-20
Bonds, hnd decreased in certificates of ia
debetedness.. The 7-Sos fall due* during tho
fiscal year, for which these are
made, hut as yet it is undecided whether to
pay them in gold or paper, and as they are
convertible into Sixes of *Bl it is uncertain
how largo on estimate, or whether any is
needed for their redemption. The whole
amount of these 7-SOs, payable the ensuing
year, is sl39,ooo,ooo—partly duo tho 19tb of
August, 'and part tho Ist of October, 1804.
These certificates of indebtedness cannot be
given as their amount will depend on the
mufrberyet to be issued. It is estimated,
however, that they will amout toahontsl4s,-
000,000. In addition to this the’temporary
loan is due any time on sixty days notice..
This loan has been reduced by payments
within the last month from over $100,000,000
tp less than $60,000,000.
Reports from Surveyor Gen. ClarkrOf Mex
ico, fully establish the truth of the reports
of rich deposits of gold in Arizona.
The Census Bureau will have three volumes
of a full report of the* United States census
for 1600, ready next week.
The copperhead candidates for Clerk are
Edward Wendell (old contract printer under
Buchanan,) Thos. J. Florence, of Philadelphia,
and Emerson Ethridge.
Much solicitude is felt here for the condi
tion of Gen. Bnruside'sforces. It is believed
that when the facts arc all knows, it will bo
scen that there were satisfactory reasons for- 7
not furnishing him reinforcements.
Cot McKellany has returned from his com
mand of tbc convalescent camp. - Gen, Aber
crombie succeeds him.
A question whether to put glib letters on
National Banks notes is yet undecided. Ob
jections are made to tbc appliance-of such.
Its advantage is an absolute safeguard against
, counterfeiting, by photographs.
Judge Underwood, just arrived' from Nor
folk, where he held Court three and de
creed the confiscation of fifteen rebel aristo
cratic estates, including Commodore Barron..
He opens Court in Alexandria next.Tuesday.
Thirty-five coses there are to bo disposed of
in Princess Ann»oonnty.
Ten miles from Norfolk a negro company
captured eight or ten guerillas, including a
rebel Major Burroughs.
Tbc customs estimates arc chiefly tc Befrom
seventy to seventy-five millions, enough to pay
the interest. In '62 It was between sixty-nine
and seventy milUbns. The increase ofdntles
has kept pace with the decrease of bulk, of
A conscience smitten. War Democrat returns
sllO to the Treasury to-day which ho had
fraudulently obtained from the government.
(From Onr Regular Correspondent.]*
Washington, Nov. 23, 1863.
From a hut reliable, source;.! am
enabled to giro you an approximation of the
amount of money required by Secretary
Chase to cany oh the Government for the en
suing fiscal year,, and also to announce in
creased duties on-certain articles. I will pre
mise by stating the estimates of internal rev
chhe-for the fiscalyear included between the.
80th of June, 1863 and the SOth of Jane, 1863,
were $150,000,000. These estimates have,
however, fallen short $73,000,000. The esti
mates for the fiscal year ending 1864, were
$200,000,000; tot they have fallen short over
$50,000,000. So that the estimates, for the
two years have .fallen short from $125,000,000
to $150,000,000;-
Tbc estimates for the navy are between
$100,000,000 and $140,000,000, and for tbe ar
my, $750,000,000. The balance, required for
the ordinary expenses of the Government,
will run the. total up to $1,000,000,000. So
that by the end of the new fiscal year the total
public debt.will not fall far short of $2,000,-
OCO 000.
tfhiswiUnessitate a large increase on the du
ties of sending articles of production, in order
to remit interest on the debt, cost of the Gov
ernment, &c. For instance, spirits on which
there is nowa duty of fifteen cents per gallon,
will have an increased duty of ten to twenty
cents per gallon; and ales, beer, &c., wiu
also have increased rates of duty. The Secre
tair ofthc Treasury will require for the next
fiscal year, (June 80,1864, to June 80, 1865,)
authority to raise a farther loan of from five to
eight hundred millions of dollars; some put
it as high as one thousand millions! I have
already written yon that the assessors of In
ternal revenue have bad a committee meeting
at Philadelphia, at which they agreed to have
a convention at Cleveland on 18th of Decem
ber. They hove recommended the Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue to raise the duties
on spirits, ales. «fcc,, &c. It is said that
Mr. Chose will ask for the new loan partly
in the shape of authority to sell bonds, and
partly in the shape of authority to make a
further issue of legal tender treasury notes.
Parties here, who have obtained an inkling of
the needs or the Treasurer have sent large or
ders to purchase whisky to Chicago, Milwau
kee, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and other points
in the West AH articles on which the duties
wIU he increased must necessarily advance..
It is also legitimate to presume that an ad
vance in property of aU descriptions, includ
ing prices ox goods, wares, provisions, real
estate, &c., will take place on account of the
new issue and the general increase in the vol
ume of the currency. Those who have goods
of any kind or description on hand must real
ize large profits. -
Merchants may make np their minds to a
huge advance in duties of whiskey, ales,
&c. Knowing this, speculators are at work in
theWest,and large orders have been sent out.
Com must advance in view of the advance in
spirits, and the bad crop this year. Inotificd
yon a week ago in this respect
The exchange of prisoners has entirely
ceased, because the rebels refuse to accord to
ours who fall into their hands In all cases the
usages of civilized warfare. They have also
acted with perfidy in many instances, in re
lation to their men paroled by ns. One of
the principal causes of the stoppage of the
exchange however, is their treatment of col
ored prisoners of ours, whom they have used
with the barbarity of beathen times—selling
them into slavery and otherwise maltreating
them. Ibis, of course, has had Its effect in
stopping .the recruitment of - colored men, a
very important matter in the present stage
of the war. Failing In all hia .attempts to
have colored ' prisoners exchanged on fair
terms, and to have them treated as human
beings, Mr. Lincoln himself has peremptorily
ordered that no further exchanges should be made
till Hits and cVter matters icere settled on a fair
basis. The President is determined that every
man, black or white, who takes up arms for
tho flag, shall bo treated in all respects as
such. In the meantime, the rebel author
ities have allowed provisions and clothing to
go forward to our prisoners in their hands,
to be distributed by commissioners named by
■Washington, Nov, 28.— There ore now at
tho Parole camp at Annapolis and Camp
Chase, Ohio, fourteen hundred paroled Union
prisoners, enlisted men, paroled since the Ist
of September last The .last declaration of
exchange by. onr Government included only
those prisoners paroled to that date. Why
our Government does not declare thcp,e men
exchanged is not known, as the rcbois have
declared all those captured by Grant to be.
exchanged. Official figures • show/ that the
rebels arc greatly in arreor ka these ex
The report that Gen. Meredith has been re
lieved as Commissioner of JLxchangc, travels
faster than the policy of tho War Department
He will be retained so lorn .-as Quid is retained.
The present determination of the Govern-;
ment is to make no m.ore exchanges nhtil.tho
mill lory status rights of our colored
troops are definitely settled.
For several days past, Capt. Schutc’s delcc-
lives have been on the track of a notorious
rebel ordnance officer named Lengstav, who
came from Richmond to Washington to col
lect rents, perhaps for renegade “Wash
ingtonians’* now in Dixie. His mission was
successful. He gathered $150,000 and was on
his way South via Baltimore, where he was
arrested by the detectives. Coh Fish, Pro
vost-Marshal of that city, sent him South via
Harper’s Ferry, with all the money on him.
There is much desire to know here why a*
rebel army officer with so large a pile is sent ■
to a destination ho desires,to reach at our -
Government’s expense.
. Washington, Nov. 28.—The condition of
the President, who has been confined to his
chamber for several days by sickness, seem
ed to he much Improved to-day, and to prom
ise an early recovery., There is nothing In
the symptoms of his ailment to excite the'
fears of his friends.
A committee of competent engineers has,
hy direction of the Secretary of the Navy,
made a thorough examination of the iron
clad Sangamon, lying at the Washington Na
vy Yard, and pronounced her in all respects
. --r*.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Caxbo, HI., Nov. 28,1863.
The steamer War Eagle arrived this morn
ing, and brought Memphis dates to afternoon
of the 25th.
The steamer Tecnmseh was burned at the
levee In Natchez. It would appear that the
steamer had on board thirty-five hundred
bales of cotton, bound for New Orleans, and
finding she was too heavily laden the officers
put into Natchez. Port of the cargo was be
ing taken off, when fire was accidentally com
municated to the cotton,* and the entire lot,
along with the steamboat, was quickly con
sumed. No lives were lost No further par
Mr.Browu mentioned in a despatch of
yesterday, as the Government agent who
had robbed Messrs. Rosinstine & Tobias of
gold and European exchange, was lost night
arrested upon tho steamer Vonphnl by pro
vost-marshal Capt Talmade, and now occu
pies comfortable quarters hi the Cairo gnard
house, where he will be accommodated until
such time as he clears up the mystery.
There was a rumor on the streets yesterday
that a large force of guerillas threatened
Charleston, Mo., only about a dozen mild
from here; but tho story is probably false.
The steamer Telegraph, No. S, sunk at
Osceola day before yesterday. She had on
board twenty thousand bushels of oats for
the Government, as freight}. nearly all of
which may prove injured if notdost.
Tho steamerSt Louis, which arrived at
Memphis Wednesday morn mg from New Or
leans, was fired into by guerillas on her pas
sage a short distance below Rodney. Tho
guerillas numbered about fifteen, and several
shots passed through the captain’s room, but
fortunately he was absent at the time. The
boat made all speed and soon was out of
[Special Dispatch'to the Chicago" Tribune;]
Des Moons, Nov. 28,1663,
Mrs. Tracy Cutlbr has been lecturing here
to full houses, during tho past week, on
emancipation and kindred A great
nnmber of women have slgncd thc emancipa
tion petition which she circulates.
Colonel Stone, Governor elect, is - stopping
temporarily at the capital, arranging to make
this his residence during his official term.
Martin, the defeated copperhead - aspirant
for Congressional honors, from,
Congressional District, Is endeavoring to
establish the unconstitutionolity of the law
securing to our soldiers their right to-vote.
Martin was a member of the Legislature at
the time tho law was enacted, and voted for
it. His .conduct illustrates the sincerity of
copperheads, when they talk of.thcir devo
tion to,the. interests of the. soldiers.. Ibis
expected that the; question of the constitu/
tionallty of the law will be settled at the'
next term of onr Supreme Court, which con
venes here on the'first Monday of December.
The weather continues unprecedentedly
cold, for the season, the thcrmometer.eiand
lug at 15 degrees above zero.
All departments of business abound with
manifestations of activity. There have been
many transactions in real estate both at pub
lic and private sale, at fair prices for cash—
all purchased for occupation and. improve
ment. There are no speculative operations,
and but little credit given. .
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Triaone.j
Milwaukee, Nov. 23. 1863*
We learn from private dispatches- that Capt.
Howard Green, of the 24th Wisconsin regi
ment, was killed while storming the rebel bat
teries at Missionary Ridge, also Lieut Robert
Chcvos, nephew of Alexander Mitchell,, of this
city. Theyiwere both brave and'noble young
men, and their death has cost Erglpom over a
large circle of - friends. Young; Chevas is- a
Scotchman,, and left a lucrative business to
fight for his adopted country. Roth have dis
tinguished themselves in every battle of the
army of the Cumberland..
The examination of drafted*, men still con
tinues, and is likely to .for.-some weeks to
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]
SmrsoETELD, ni., Nov. 29, 1963.
Hoa. JohnT. Stnart and'Wm. R, Morri
son,. copperhead members elect from this
State, and Ex-Governor Wm. Jayne, of this
city, and member elect to Congress from Da
cotdh, heating Tod, leaves here in the morn
ing for Washington.
Paymaster George Wltxans, U. S. N., is or
dered to the Mississippi squadron.
One thousand new recruits will leave this
week to fill up the old regiments.
Reports from the Sanitary agents through
out the army are received, and arc highly
satisfactory to the Committee. <
Wm. Runnels, residing a few. miles cast of
Jacksonville,, was shot, near the door of
his dwelling by a gang of copperhead ruf
fians on their way to tho K. G. C. camp, at
Young Blood Prairie. Also Mr. Jesse Hen
ry, an old man, was assailed and nearly
killed by a party of the same stripe, near
Wood Bun.
Major A. L, Morton, U. S. A., returns
thanks through the papers for donations re
ceived at Camp Yates.
The majority for tho Union ticket in the
Bpriugficld District is 2,009. A gain of over
0,000 on the vote of lost election for Con
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cincinnati, Nov. 28,1863.
A dispatch was received in this city this
morning by Chief of Police James Ruffin,
stating that Gen. John H. Morgan and six
others escaped from the Colnmbns Peniten
tiary last night.
The names of the prisoners who escaped with
Morgan arc os follows: Capt. J. C. Bennett,
Capt. S. B. Taylor, Capt Ralph Sheldon,
Capt. L. H. Hines, Capt L. D.. Hokersmlth,
Capt. G. S. Magee. Colonel Dick Morgan,
and the sis captains who were confined in the
lower range of cells, had, by means of two
small knives, dug through the floors of their
cells, which Is composed of cement and nine
incher of brick work. Underneath the cells,
is an air chamber, extending the whole length -
of the building. Of this fact.-the prisoners
seem' to have been aware. Qaco in the air
chamber, one of them could crawl to its. ter
minus and dig down in the. soft earth with
his knife until the bottom of the foundation
of the wall was reached; then, digging out
under, the thing was completed. Meanwhile,
ropes had been manufactured of the bed tick
ing. and all arrangements were complete for
their final escape. Everything being in read-,
inefis by hist evening, only a little strategy
was necessary for the .escape of.Qencral.Mpr
gan. He occupied a cell on the.sccond range,
mst over the one occupied by Ids brother
Last evening, as.tho prisoners were being
locked up for the- night the Morgans were
allowed to exchange cells with each other.
After Dick had seen everything prepared, he
permitted his brother John to take his place.
Some time during the night the prisoners
crawled through the hole they had dag under
Ihc wall, but had skillfully concealed, taking
their rope with them. They escaped from
the prison immediately between the mala
building and the female department. Once
in the yard, and their escape was com
paratively easy. They went to the southwest
corner of the enter wall, near the big gate,
and threw their rope over the top,•■where it
secured itself on one of the spikes. On this
rope, and by the aid of some timbers near at
hand, they clambered to the.top, and. easily
dcsccncd on the outside. There arc noguorda
on the outer walls after a certain hour. The
prisoners were dressed ir* citizens’ clothes and
not in prison habiliments,
Capt Hines, who Ip, a mason an 3 bricklayer,
seems to have had tharge of the work which
resulted in the escape of the prisoners.
A note was left for the Warden of • P n:5 *
on, of which the following is s’copy :
“ Castle Merolnj-cell No. 20, Nov; . I^o3
—Commencement, Nov. 4th, 18C3. Gout ’. u ‘
sion,- Nov. 20th: 1663.- Numberof hours h -)r
labor per day, 8. Tools, 2 small knives. 7* T
patience ext ai/ter , turn fruit est doiix. By
order of my G honorable Confederates. •
“Henry Hints, Capt C S. A.”
I understand that measures have been taken
.to recapture the prisoners, which it is said
they will find it dm)cal£toelade. I have not
ber able to learn what they a re. •
One thousand dollars reward is offered for
Morgan, dead or alive. Which way be has
tone no one knows. - Some,persons think he
os gone southward, while others have an
Idea that he has made for the lakes, and will
strive to cross to Canada.
All the dwellings and cellars of this city are
being thoroughly searched for the prisoners.
There is much excitement here, owing to
Morgan’s escape; •
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cincinnati, Not.' 29,1803.
Reports are in * circulation hero that John
Morgan was recaptured at Middletown, 0. r
last evening. No official Intelligence of the
recapture has been received^'and it is, with
out doubt, a canard.-
Cincinnati, Not. 29.—A dispatch received
at headquarters this evening reports Long
street retreating towards Dalton, and Bum
side In close pursuit.
Gen. Foster and staff passed through Bar
bonrvUle to-day, 30 miles from' Cumberland
Gap. , V
ClnclnnHti Market. -
(Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribane.]
Cincinnati, Not. 29,1363. ‘
Hoos—The market was again flat to-day, and prices
nominal. The receipts were large, not less than 11,000,
Including those driven is, and few. If any, packers
were buying. It seems to be conceded that 200 pound
averages could not have heerf sold at the close at over
$6.75 The only sale we heard was 700 head, av. 210 tts,
at $7.25.
Peottsionb—New mess pork offered At [email protected] r ■
but $17.50 the best rale offered. Green bams declined
to SJ<c, and sold both for next week and on the spot.
Whisky— I The market Is unchanged—{>oo brls at 730
TSJfc, the latter for wagon.
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]
St. Louis, Nov. 38th, 1863.
Capt J. W. Swauder, Slst Mo., has been
dishonorably dismissed for taking bribes to
release rebels, and for originating a subscrip
tion paper to purchase a horse for himself
Gen Schofield has approved tho sentence.
Missourians are claiming compensation for
negroes, who long ago escaped toHlinois,
and wore enlisted as soldiers there.
A hospital boat arrived to-day, with 375
sick and wounded soldiers.
Three companies of the Invalid corps left
to-day for Bock Island.
The River is very low and the weather cold
without a change; In twenty-four hours it
will bo closed by ice.
There is still a chance forth© Radicals elect
ing the State Ticket In spite of heavy deduc
tions of the soldiers’ vote by the Conserva
tive, pro-slavery county clerks. The coun
ties to be beard from will favor us.
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]
Mad ison, Nov. 28,1863.
A movement Ims been inaugurated by the
Union League here for a general donation, by
the farmers of this county, of wood, provis
ions, &c., for needy soldiers 1 families, to
come off December 10th. The Ladies 1 Union
League proposes to give a dinner to the
farmers contributing, with music, speaking,
and a hop.
. The quarrel between the editors of the
Patriot about the proper position of the cop
perheads relative to the war, has resulted in
the withdrawal of Carpenter from the paper
for the present.
MiDrsow, Wl»„ Kov. 29.—The official vote of all
counties of the State foots up: .
Lewie TO.ftSl
Mtaer.................... i .... vv 51^01
There were returned for Got, Salomon.. 163
Scattering SO
Total home vote 123,537
Being 26,101 more than two Tears ago.. Lewit*
majority is 16,150, which !fl 7.528 more than Har
tej’a in 1861*
[Special Dispatch to the ChlcagoTribnho.]
St. Paul, Not, 28,1863.
General Sibley bos received dispatches from
Fort Abercrombie'which state that but few
of the hostile Indians ore wintering at Devil’s
Lake, where they rendezvoused last year.
Most of them ore farther northwest, on the
Moose river and Turtle mountain. Sweet
Corn, the friendly Chief, has .gone to the.
Yankton’s camp to endeavor to form an alli
ance with them, and then 'unitedly ask the
Government to restore their former relations
with them.
Major Hatch has probably reached Pem
bina before this time. He left Georgetown,
which is fifty miles above Fort Abercrombie
and two hundred miles from Pembina, by the
route traveled on the sth inst.
The weather is cold and the river Is frozen
New Tobk, Nov. 28. —The steamer George
Wadsworth, from New Orleans 21st, arrived
this evening. Among her passengers are
Gen. Wadsworth, and Capt Dunham, bearer
of dispatches.
The Era has a dispatch from Mobile papers
of the Bth, which says that Charleston hod
been burning sixty-three hoars, and General
Gilmore’s shells were constantly making it
worse. Nearly all the men in Sumter had
been killed by the foil of the remaining wall
under which they had taken refuge. The Era
says St Luke’s Church, on Hercules street,
had been burnt by incendiaries, because it
was used as a negro schooL
The steamer Tecnmaeh, with a cargo of
cotton, was hnrned at West Baton Range, on
the 15th Inst Nolives.lost
The British brig Volant, with, a general
cargo, arrived at New Orleans on the 9th, a
prize to tho gunboat Virginia.
Kirby Smith has directed the withdrawal of
the rebel troops from.Alexandria.
One Colonel Allen is reported elected rebel
Governor of Louisiana.
* New Orleans, Nov. 21.— The British brig
Dashing Wave arrived hero on the 20th, a
prize to the gunboat New London. She was
captured going into the Rio Grande. She
had on board : a cargo of clothing and medi
cines, and s7o,ooo;in gold.
Reports from the Mississippi River are that
a rebel force of. 5,000 to 10,000 men is trying
to concentrate at some point on the river,
not for above Port Hudson, to impede navi
gation. On. thc.Stb, the steamer Emerald was
attacked by. a portion of the force, having
four pieces of. artillery., They fired several
shots, one of which went through the pilot
house.. She was struck by a sholUn the boil
er deck. There being a heavy fog she escaped
further injury.. No lives lost There Is a re
port, which is authentic, of a strong] rebel
force gathering at Clinton, La., and another
at Miss. The rebels arc very ac
tive all along the river from Baton Rouge to
the Mississippi State Line, and all theirmove
ments look to preparations for concentrating
and planting batteries to obstruct the com
merce of tho Mississippi.
. From Western Louisiana there la news of a
very well managed roconnolssance. and sur
prise of the enemy on the 20tb... The cavalry
was sent out on the Abbeville road, a mile in
the rear of Camp Pratt, supported by in£an v
try and artillery. They took the enemy com
pletely by surprise, capturing , the whole of
the 6th Texas with the exception of twenty
five men, commanded by Col. Ragley. . The
Lieut* CoL and Major, were absent and: es
caped capture. They also., dispersed the 2d
Louisiana cavalry, and returned with a slight
Kcwb from Gen. Banka in Texas continues
good. He has captured; Corpus Christ!, knd
several smaller places.. The Texans, arc cx-.
hlblting strong evidences of Unionism where
ever the army marches; so much.so that onus,
and equipments for-them, particularly for the
. cavalry service, arc being sent from here.
The steamer WMtoCloudarriyedlastnight,
with 3,000 bris Spur. .
The steamer Sunny South, from Memphis
for the Ohio rivet, with 100. bales of cotton
and d number,of passengers, was destroyed
by fire, several lady passengers being burned
to death or-drowned*
The very latest by telegraph to the South
west Pose,. Nov. 31st, states that on tho 17th
lust. h cnr forces attacked Arkansas City, Tex
as, and. it surrendered. Wc captured 100
prfeoners and three guns.
Seizure* by U. IVlarslxal. .
NbwTohx, Nov. 20.— Yesterday morning
the Deputy Marshal seized the steamc-r Morn
ing Star, previous to her sailing for New Or
leans, and attached 60 hhds of supposed pork
and beef, which contained it is al
leged, for the soutbem army ■ The owners
agreed to bond the tmml f o r return of cargo
in the amount of SSO.OTo and the Marshal
then permitted her to .proceed on her yov-
The 12th Illinois Oivaby a'
Home.—Their Arri
val in Chicago,
Spv leches of Welcome by Hon John
Wentwoxth, Adjutant Gen
eral Fuller and Others.
1 Colon* ‘‘•l Barts* splendid 1, 12 th IDihois cavalry,
‘ whose re* notation has preceded them, and the ro
-1 cords of w hofle daring will shine in the brightest
! pages of b his war, reached this city on Saturday
enrolled on I he veteran list, and now returned to
recruit. It n* ow numbers 533 officers and men;
'there aro efgb; *y-six private horses with the regi
ment: they ha d 24,000 pounds of baggage, requir
ing in all the ns ° of twenty-seven cars for the con
veyance of men; uid freight. The Adjntonthas had
upon bis books i he names of eleven to twelve hun
dred moo since th e organization of the regiment,
nearly half of whan have been lost by casualties or
disease, ■ficcrultii 'S agents have beenat work du
ring the whole tet m of service in gathering re
cmiteand sending t hem to tho regiment. •
Thereception giva * to the Twelfth on Saturday
evening,-was, from fit ■st to last, one grand bnrst of
patriotic admiration aud enthusiasm. The oppor
tunity of- welcoming, talking to, taking by the
hntidfl, and looking in the frees of the brave boys
wboso gallant deeds hav o mado every honest pulse
In the State beat with ft livelier throb,—of asking
them, “How was it ab ont that cutting through
at Harper’s Ferry V* 'ow near did you get to
Blchmond?” of looking upon tho old flags, tom
and tattered, that had been carried by the brave.
tiflwda ttat now held tbe m ,«through the smoke and
peril of a score of hard tongiht battles—all the sur
roundings of the occasion, in fret, were calculated
to arouso the liveliest emotloi uin people not ac
customed to let their feelings ;take them by storm.
And the emotion.w&s aroused. .Themingledsopnds
of music and shouts of welcomi > which announced
to distant parts of the city the at rival of the regi
ment at thc-P: Ft.-W. &C. depot, at Up. m. called'
thousands Into the streets to grec*' the heroes of
theovatlon. •Onthcirmarchtotht place of enter
tainment huzzas of applauding % ’elcome hailed
them from every door and window * from almost
every foot of curb stone.
Arrived at Bryan_HaH, the most am. pie provision
bad bean made for their accomodattoi ». Kind and
bright ayes spoke a sweeter welcome .to the tired
and hungry boys than could bo extra cted from
whole dictionaries of words, and when theywere
fairly seated at tables which groaned bea eath■ the
weight of a rich and ample repasthandredi l of nim
ble little feet • and hands were busy In at
tending to their wants,- and Ups- meltfn& * with
persuasion encouraged them to do- foil Just Ice to
the viands which tempted them.- And'theboyi vnot
permitting themselves to be seduced by any out
side distractions from what was to them the gi eat
feature of the occasion—the supper,—ate—as
intended they should—evidently with a keen and
hearty sense of enjoyment, not attainable by thm-e
whose appetites-lack thestimnloos of themamh
and thobivouack.
But we cannot-dwell on the-details of tho occa
sion. Everything pertaining, to tho entertainment
passed off without the least daw to mar the general
Joy that pervaded an hearts and shone from all
eyes. Little reunions that were constantly occur
ring; now between two old friends, anon between
some brother and his expectant sister, or again
between those whose relations had evidently been
more than fraternal, were calculated to trouble
little fountains of sympathy in many who, perhaps,
had supposed that tender emotions-were long
since dead within them.-
After the eupper came ■ speeches; first of John
Wentworth, who was compelled to open hia voice
by an Irrepressible call- for “Long John," that
would not taken denial.
Ho mafic a few characteristic remarks and then
called for Colonel Davis, who expressed the thnntra
of the soldiers to the ladies who bad entertained
them in some eloquent words, and thrilled the
crowd with the announcement that the twelfth had
with a few exceptions enlisted as a regiment for
another three years, and-only asked that they
might be assisted to organize and leave for the
field of service as soon as possible- •
Adjutant General Fuller .■who -tallowed Colonel
that he had been sent to Chlcaga to* ex*
press the thanks of the State to the Twelfth for
its gallantry and bravery. .They were an honor to
the State, and It was fitting that the State should
honor them. In hia lost Interview with CoL Da
vie, before he left for the field of service, he knew
as well as he now knew, that the Twelfth would
never disgrace the State. He alluded in eloquent
terms to some passages in the history or the
“Twelfth,** and spoke of Its once having been in
the power of the regiment, as has since been as
certained, when within five miles of .Richmond, to
capture Jeff.Davis,andhls whole Cabinet. In con
clusion, he said, “Colonel Davis, I like yoorstyle”
The exercises closed with cheers for the regiment,
the colonel, the ladles, and -finally with patriotic
songs, in which as many of the audience as could
bear their own voices joined with a will.
The following is a roster of the gallant “twelfth"
as it arrived in Chicago last evening..
Lieut. Col.—Uaahronck Da via..
lat Major—Thos. W, Grosvenor..
Major—Steven Bronson..
Quartermaster—L, J. J. Nxsen..
Surgeon—Dr. McCarthy.
Assistant Surgeon—C. E. Wentworth.
Adjutant—James Daly: nil from Chicago.
Commissary—W. Shield.
Chaplain—A. J. Warner..
The above comprise the field and. staff officers of
the regiment:
Company A—lst Licnt. Wm.Xnff, 2d Lieut. F.
Company B—2d Lieut. H. Lossbcrg.
Company C—Capt. W. J. Steele, commanding,
Ist Lieut. Charles B. Comb. 2d Lieut. Alexander
Company D—lst Lieut. Alexander Grosvenor
Company E—lstLleut VAaaenr, 2d Lient. Alex-
Company F—Capt H. L. Rains, commanding, 2d
Lieut. J.Drennan, SdXlent..Jaß.alatlock.
Company J. H.. Clybourne, let Lieut.
Chas. E. Overocker, 2d Lieut.. Samuel Mourning.
Company H.—lst Lieut. Earl H. Chapman, Act.
ing Quartermaster, 2d Lieut. Isaac Conroe, com
Company I—2d Llout, A.’ C. Aldrich, command
The following was tho original list of officers,
with tie changes whickhave frequently ensued:
Colonel—Arno Voss, resigned August 11,1863.
Lieutenant Colonel—Hasßronck Davis.
First Major—Frank T. Sherman, promoted to
Coloncy of 88th minois regiment.
SecondMfljor—JohnG.Fonda, promoted to Colo
nenoy of 118 th regiment* '
Adjutant—Wm. J. Steele..
Surgeon—John Higgips, M-D.
Assistant Surgcon--John McCarthy.
Chaplain—Rev. Adoniram J. Warner.
Quartermaster—L. J. J. Nlsscn.
Company A—Capt.- Thds. A, Grosvenor. promo
ted to first Major;. lat Lieut. Philip E. Fisher, pro
moted to Captaincy of Co. A ; 2d Lieut. Wm. M.
Luff, promoted to Ist Lieut. .
Company B—A. H. Longhdlts,, resigned: lat Lt.
Henry Jansen, resigned 2d Lieut. F. Qremon, re
' Company C— Capt. Stephen Bronson, promoted
to 2d Major; let Lieut. Wm.. J..Steele, promoted
to Captaincy of Co. C.; 2d Lieut. ward, re
. Company D—Capt. RlchardM..Haydcn, resigned;
Ist Lieut. G. W. Marsh, promoted to Captaincy;
2d Lieut. Chas. Roden, promoted to Captaincy of
Co. 6.
Company 2—Capt„ Cephas Strong; let Lieut.,
L. J. J. Hisses, now' Quartermaster; 2d Lieut. E.
Yasscno, promoted to Ist Lieutenancy.
Company F—Captain, Ephraim GUlmorc, re
signed; First lieutenant, Henry L. Kearns, pro
moted to Captaincy; Second Lieutenant, Matthew
Drenncn, promoted to First Lieutenancy.
Company G—Captain, Thomas Ryan, promoted
to Lieutenant Colonelcy of the 118 th Illinois Regi
ment: First Lieutenant, John H* Clybourne, pro
moted to Captaincy; Second lieutenant, Lo
gan, resigned.
Company H—Franklin T. Gilbert: promoted to
Lieutenant Colonelcy of tho 15th Illinois Cavalry.
Company H was originally assigned to the 12th
Regiment and afterwards to the 15th, before Join
ing which it was principally stationed at the East,
It has since been In Tennessee with Gen. Grant.
The old Barker Dragoons wero afterwards • as
signed to this regiment, forming companies H and
I at the present timo; there haabeeano company
K. Companies X, L and M, are being formed un
der: Major Hamilton Dos..
The regiment was organized at Comp Douglas,
io this city, under orders bearing.date September,
It ßl, but its formation was not really commenced .
till, about the beginning of December, Just two years.
ago. It remained there till the following March, at
which time the-rbster contained tho names of near-,
ly five hundred one-half, or perhaps twer
thirds of whoiu wcre recruited m, If not from, Chi-,
cago. __
fii 1862, the regiment moved to Campßnt
ler st Springfield, and was formerly organized
there, frlefc that station about Jane 26th TorMar
tinsbnnr.Virginiav remaining there till Qen.. tee’s
first raid Into Maryland, when the place was evac
uated under Gem. Julios White after severalacrere
skirmishes. The regiment then went to Harper’s
Ferry and remained there till the night before tho
surrender, when it cut its way out through the ranks
of the rebels. On tho succeeding mendng it cn
countered Longstreet’s ammunition train on the
Hagerstown road and captured the largest portion,
taking It to Greencastle, Pennsylvania. It then
returned to Join Gen. McClellm'a army, and
reached during the last day’*-battle at Antic
tarn It was then stationed at Williamsport for
some months, after which it moved to Dumfries
Station, Virginia, where, nndw Lieut. CoU Davis,
a successful stand was made against the attack of
the Confederate Gen. Smart, whoso force was
obliged to retreat, tho regiment sustaining bat
little loss. The Army of the Potomac was then on
the Rappahannock, and the position at Dumfries,
was on the extreme left wing; the cavalry was on
the look-out for Stuart's raid, defending the tear
and protecting communication with the base of
the base of the army movement. The regiment then,
went into winter quarters at Bone Plaines,
where it remained till the time of Stone*
man’s raid. Then, under the lead of Lieut..
Col. Davis, K undertook an independent
excursion, and stands credited with havhH* ■
done the best service of any detachment on that j
mission. It Is not necessary to go into details of ;
this matter, with which the public is already so a- :
miliar; Uis sufficient to say that the regiment went
nearer to Richmond than any other body of our
troops, and bivoacked In their advanced poet dur- ■
ini? one night. After that achievement it was sent |
toTHouccster, opposite Yorktown, to join the com- ;
nacd of General King, where U remateed awhile,
tho Lieutenant Colonel making his well remember
ed visit to Chicago to look after the recruiting of a
third battalion, which had just been authorized.
During bis absence that portion of the
which was fit to march was ordered to join the m n
anny;abouttwo hundred dismounted men were
eft behind at Gloucester.
pp ben Col, Davis returned to Washington jj C re
ccivtdordere to bring them forward, the rejri!
pen’, was pnee pore united. When- he reached (u
place, he coaid find no horse?, Vat receiving jicr- -
mission from Ocn. Dix to go into the enemy’s i
coofitrv in quest of animals on which to monnt bis- 1
men, he made a most snccessfhl raid. Soon after
this an expedition was sent to Sonth Anna to de
stroy the bridge there, and rebel’ property in gen
eral ; this was under the command of Col. Spear of
the 11th Pennsylvania cavalry. Col. Davis was as
signed to the command of a battalion of Massa
chusetts cavalry together with his own, and co-op
eratcd with Col. Shear in the raid. They succeeded
!n destroying the bridges and in capturings great
.many horses with a number of prisoners; promi
nent among whom were Gen. Vra. Fitz Hugh Lee,
Captains Sawyer and Flynn: several other officers
of rank were captured. The regiment was es
pecially complimented by Gens. King and Dix. for
its conduct oaring that raid. Tho regiment then
Joined Meade's army, being assigned to Buford’s
command. .
Tho regiment was at Gettysburg and shared in
tho honors of that contest. Since that time it has
been separated Into two parts, till the order cam£ to
return to Illinois for reorganization. Detachments
have been In every caralry fight that has bceir
fought. One detachment was with Gen. Kilpat
rick, and shared In seventeen engagements in the •
space of three or four days, while Aleado wa? press- *
!ng Lee across tho river, after the battle of Gettys
burg, they performed feats; too, at Brandy Station,
at Aldle, and Mlddleborough,
It is upon this record that the regiment is sent
home to ne filled up, standing, as it does, with one
of the very highest character of anyone corps in
the service, when filled it will probably be attach
ed to the army <# Grant, or It may see service in
Texan fields. The headquarters of tho regiment
have been at Washington for Unco weeks past,
while the different detachments have been gather
Thegrcatfr portion of tho monwiUbc accommo
dated at tho Armory till their farldngh papers can
bo made out, the others will go to - Camp Douglas.
Thirty days will be allowed for rest and recupera
tion, and In tho course of that time tho officers hope
to be able to raise the strength of the regiment to
tho foil complement of 1,200 men. Tho foil boun
ties will be paid to those wishing to Join this
much honored regiment. The regiment having re
enllated for three years or daring the war, every
man wDI receive tho $lO3 bounty pald’to veteran
Their horses and accoutrements have been
turned over to the Government Quartermaster,and
they start with a new outfit, carrying forward no
tiling of their past term of service butthclr bronze
and scars, and glory. Their ranks ’can bo spccd
ly filled up, and that by picked men, worthy of
suchleaders aa Colonel Dans and brother officers,
the following brief notes of whom will be read
with interest;
Lieut. Col. Davis Is a son of the late ** Honest
John Davis, 1 * former Senator and Governor of
Massachusetts. He was bom in Worcester. Mass.,
and received his education in Germany. He prac
ticed law for several years in Chicago before*? ti
tering the service. He Is unmarried, and about
thirty-seven years old,
Maj. T. W, Grosvenor Is a native of Now York,
and removed to Elgin, Illinois, In ISSL where he
studied law and was snbseqnently.admUtedtothe
bar. At the outbreak of the rebellion be was in
the practice of the law, in Chicago, and enlisted as*
a private in Barker’s Dragoons. On tho return of
that company to Chicago here-enlisted aa aprivatc,
and alter six months* service near Washington
was discharged for promotion, lie Joined the
13lh os Captain of company A, and was afterwards
mode Ist Major. He has been wounded In the
MoJ.Brcnson is from county, and was
formerly engaged in the banking business in tills
city. He entered as Captain of Co. C, and was af
terwards promoted.
Surgeon Higgins is a brother of Hon. Van. IL
Higgins of-this city; be bas been with the regi
ment the greater part of the time since it left Chi
cago ; he Is reported to be a most skillful surgeon.
First Assistant Surgeon McCarthy, was bom in
Chicago, and is a eon of Owen McCarthy, cue of
onr oldest residents. He studied at Bush College,
where he graduated just before ho lolned the regi
.aCa. nnmecons friends, several dozen large sized Pho
tographs of the lamented GEORGE COATSWORTH,
Surgeon of the SSih Illinois Volunteers, have Been
taken, thou enabling bis many Wends to obtain what
they have m* often made Inquiries for. They can be
seen at H. M. BIGGIN'S’ MUSIC STOKE. noSQ-rtaMt
No. I Baric Skivers,
For sale at S7.M net dozen.
no9o-r€sMt 2SI Lake street:
the Hair on,.
ncaVrCfiklt 2SI Lake street.
1 000 BRLS * OF CHOI€E
For sale. Two thousand Pocking Barrels for sale!
Two thousand Pocking Barrels for sale! 1
ncSOrOOSt 100 < .’Ulcago..
HP. STANLEY, dealer L i Fruit
• and Produce, 13 State street, Chlcaj »o. Hlcos
to Consignors. Mark plain. Indelible dire ctlotis on
every package, including weight, with tare,
name of article. Also tuck ablli of panlcnl are Inside
of one package, marked “Bill,**undalwaynsendone
by mall, with notice when and how tblnt :s are for
warded. , no! D-rfiT^St^’
received a wrong cloak hv mistake, at t he aiency
of SCHWARZ’S DTE HOUSE, No. lot South Sark
street, Methodist Church Block, la respoctfmlv re
quested to change the same for her own at the above
place. noSS-rt-aKfr-net
1,1/ HITE LEAD.—We have taken
▼ T the Agency for the sale of the
Hartford Chemical Company’s White le id.'
A large supply of all grades always In stock. QEO.-
DUNBAR & CO., 19 and2l Dearbora-au, Chlcagc * .
Ten per cent* la added alter Novcm her*-.
U. S. 5-20’ s .
We shall continue until farther advices freu-the
Treasury Department, to receive aa’adcrinUcia,AT
PAR for the
United States 5-20 Tear Six:
Per Cent Bonds,
Belli Principal and Interest Piynlle In Bold.
Bonds dclirercd at our office, or c »n the line of the
American or United States Express Companies, within
eight or ten days from the date of s nbscnptlon, free of
all expense. Parties can send currency in amounts
of ssou and upwards, free of charm • by martrtn,«> pack
ages ** S. P. W. and K.”
TreasuryNotesorNewTorkEi change received at
per. Also.U. 9. Depository Cer dflcates, payable to
the order of JAY COOKE. Sub-A- jent.
The usual Commission allowed to banks and 'bank
ers. Also those wishing Bonds to establish. National
Banks, in which case subscriber;. will pay their own
express charges.
Bankers and Agents for Flve-Ti ronty Loan, corner of
Clark and South Wf .ter a tree is.
Oar stock embraces overythlng. from common to
the very finest, so tfiat cat one customer lea hundred
can till to he ratted :a every respect. As regarda
Itiioar determination .ta illcw.-noHonaeto
Comyete witb.xu}..
Ptsa«?. call and examine oar- Goods- and Prices b q.
foce ranking yonr elsewhere. All goo da
warranted aa represented, and saUiCxcUun gnaraau.c(L
Ij evuvy instance.
Corner of KflLn£olpi*.t*nd State Street
P. S.—Pieces furnished tc-match ear Goods, r ia sQ.
wholesale dealer in
175-Lake Street.
nEsroKG’s champion
PATENT CBYSTA f.mm mftv 1
no4-pXWsM»w*wict -T j STATE 8T n Chicago,
1000 cord* Det- >clt Hickory Wood,
and Traverse staple,
r* 1000 cords C >r , n d Traverse Beech,
For Bale a: reaaor j.' o [ C prices uttho Twelfth Street
Wood Yard. _ [r D. 11. KL.DKKD.
Wrought Iron Pipe
At whole by R. T. CRANE & BRO.,
aulC-J. jCs.net ICO, 1M and 10G West Lake succt,
.500 TOMS HAY.
We want to contract for ■>oo lons Timothy liar, de
it'.ered at the Government Com), at Chicago, during
the next five months. CAGE & MIX, I*. O.Boxl&JJ.
d::?-u;c ;!,I as lake street.
Neto Jlfcbertfsemnttt.
The Largest and Best Stock
ColaJHok to the Finest
“West of England Beavers.
I* coda* ting fa styles,, of double and single
breasted K.\tUsh Walking Coat*, double and-single
breasted Sac* and Mtigie breasted Frocks. We bare
a large ttfMertnient of VINE DRESS COATS, PANT*
ANA VEAVe, land have over a thousand different
onaliite* r.trd potters of* FANCY CA£slM£lUs PANTS
Our AnortticVJt telargp, onr styles are thelateat,
and the
And, as rc lords prfoe.wo tare only to ssr that we
afiowao lioascwsst of New lorkToCNDKRSEU,
US. which to think we can prT>vo to every customer
visiting onr store. .Please eaQ and ezanudo ear-
Goods and Ft Ices bciLie buying elsewhere.
Corner or Bandoiipfc' and *Qate Streets,
MANUFACTURED:'snrI-warranted logtre Mtistac
tlon, os ir*il>»ko street', (up-sMU^)-
W. H. WiIffiMASSH,
H.HOYErvm Lake Street.
At Hjray’j Seed Strcri/ 194 latoStnMt.
no26*r-KMlhet-Tn su aav •
Two of the best houses in the Scrtb Division—map*
bio fronts.
Si'veral Wabash avenue Rea tfcnce*.-
Waalilngtoo street—elegant hdme.
First-class lots’ on Michigan. Watiteh, Prairie, and
the other avenue*.
Also, the choicestbnatness property dn Clark. Ran
dolph, 4c. THO3. B. BKYA*f 4 CO,
noa£rt37-2tnet • Biyan Hall.
To he had at the mnslc Ef*re’ of Messrs ROOT *
CADY, Clark street. no^rtiMt-net
ar. i. Brtmys. co,
On TUESDAY, Dec. Ist, ISQ.-at Btdter’a Anctfoz.
Rooms, at 9J$ o’clock.
An Invoice of StaplS'SryGoods.
At 10 o’clock. 400 Groin Bag*; Ladies’, Missed’ and
Children’s Cloaks, of the ne: vest styles. -
At 13 o’clock, 13,000 yards HUTs & Lonsdale 44 amt
pheonlx A A 44 Bleached Sheeting..
At 11K o’clock, SCO doz. Be ick (HotOS ssd Ganntletec
100 Skirts, n029-rt66-5t
ON "WEDNESDAY,. Dec. 2d, at
0)4 o’clock, a large lot«of
Gold and Silver Watches, &c., &e«
On THURSDAY, Dec. M,a t9Jfo’Clock,,atßuttcra
Auction Room in Portland Bio ck. r
Corner Dearborn and WoshingloiKats-*
We shall sell by catalogue , ahonk. £3.000 worth of
Staple and Domestic Dry Goo da, consisting In part oC
BrownandßleachedSbeetlogt ,D-mlms,Strlpeß,_Tlck3
Prints, Flannels, Shawls, Clotl is.CiiaiineresaiailßeaT
ervand a general assortment ot Drew Goods-
Also, at the same sale, we sLalioffec SUMO Staple
Yankee Notion*. •
The shove good* are all wb olesale stock, fresh front
aNewTorkVobblngHouse,. ani-viHUe-sold without
reserve. ■ < poafrr66l4t
Dfebold, BaJimsaa A Go,
the nmi ;kse sales
Testifies to the J iBITS ofthenu
yo bvsi yj iss fbui
Can afTordto bis without one.
Don’t Bny any a fI lie old Fogy Sind.
Slade with all - th©- improvement#*
13 L asalle Street.
no2C-rC 17-Gtnet
pleasure to Inform onr Mends and
vp C T ;o h» T * opened at the above place s
Zlv. i. a X e T..!? • supply them with the bbst axi>
£*9* icb, German and American Calf
, 14?? \ Hemlock Sole Leather, Sheep Skins,
I ?L!L I >d a well selected stock of
dklndla acquainted and formany years
5w52.,« f cltj% recently retlrlnsfromtbehrmof
foodklnd, orLake street, and Mr; M,
u experienced Leather Dealer hero as
and Germany. It will enable us. not
ta™iitr P in *®.to carryout the above statement
in rcauty. ui .ye ns a call, and yon will And that our
aiotto lm C inick Sales and Small Profits.
** out friends know how to appreciate the
difference tr om prlces an(l vv
We remain, respectfully yonr*.
/ „ „ ~ E. «* M. GOODKJND,
a Franklin street, two doors from Lake.
~**• i kinds of Hides and Calfskins bought at
*if wiSiffi 1 markct prices, or esebanged-for Lather
u wiancu. no2B-rCO3-5t
icr- JSt25S£
v?«?i w Beatrice. Scheffer. Lecompte.
omen at the Tomb..Scheffer. Girard.
cwlfw dC9 ~ Xandelle* Girard.
SjgSS r S m ,° Soldo, MandeL
s“*®; Dolorosa .Dolce. MandeL
irnma culato Conception..; .Murillo. Lefevre.
Ice Cenc1...... JJelakoctoe. Gorardet.
•K-- r Resn Candelhrns~....Raphael. Bridonx.
yim « 'Potion of Christ Scheffer.. Trawcola.
“«• * rt of the Andes Church. Forrester.
I? “ K-rlbwl Eoyallat JllllUs. aimon-
S y Family oltue Pearl.. .Bapbael. Lecompte.
tu tries Is tin Guard Martlnetto.
Together with over
r Tom Ancient and modern Celebrities.
■ Can be seen for a abort time at
Poll»p3s»lltnet 124 Sooth Clarkatreet.
_£ A. After this date wo retire from tho General Gro
cery Trade, to devote our attention exclusively to tbs
Importation and Jobbing of Teas
At our present location, 71 South Water-K~ Chlcaeo
and at £ Wall street, New York- b
« . a parsons, pitkin & hanket.
Represented by J.mis A. Parsosb, New York: O.
W. Pitkin, and J. llankkt, Chicago,
Chicago, November 2,
T3T TE-Als.
71 South Weter-rt., > J45 Wan street.
Chicago,) 1 .New York.
15C0 half cheats Yonnir Hyson-common to choice.
su> ** Imperial, •• •»
fCO “ Onspowucr, “ "
ICOO nr. “ Oolong. “
Andbemg the largest ana heat assorted stock erer
offered to Western buyers. With flfleeaycara* exoe
rtencc in the trade, and with facilities-second to no
House In the west, we oellerc we are In a position to
do fall Justice to the wants of Merchanta-ln the North
west, Onr Fries Current and samples-sent frxx to
any point by mall or express, on application,
special Inducements made to country Jobbers and
other large dealers,
Importers and Jobbers, 71 South Water street.
HOUSES. Catxlut Bubka it. )
Orrxes ot tbs Chib? uuatitsxkastkb. >
ASmsoTOs, D. C.. No v. 25.18C3. I
PROPOSALS are solicited, and will be recoiredaC
Inis oillce for the famishing of Cavairy Horses, to be
delivered at 'Washington, *>. C-.su Louis. Mo., and
Chicago, 111. b ’ ’ N
The horses to comply with the following specifica
tions, vis: to be from tlfteon (19) to sixteen (18) band*
high, from live (5) to nine rift years old, well broken to
the saddle, compactly bnlir, in good flesh, and free
from all detects. . •
Ihc ability of the bidder to ndfll hta agreement. moat
be guaranteed by two responsible pertooa, whose alg
natarea nmauhe appended to the guarantee, bo pro
mwils will he received unless the oath of allegiance of
K2>ttors»CM bidding stall be on Ole In this.
o The e rc?Don9!bntty ofthe guarantors mnat be shown br
H.unMc&l certificate of the Clerk ofthe nearest Dli
trict Court, or of the Uni tad State* District Attorney.
itodo'sHs must b© addressed to UenU Col. C. O.
cnwtvile. Chief Quartermaster. Cavalry Bureau, and
bo endorsed on the envelope, “ Proposals for Cavalry
horses agreeing with the above speclficA
tluns will be purchased In open market at a fair price,
at the following starts, Vi*: New York City, Albany,
Buffalo, Foeheaier, S. v„ Pittsburgh, Penm. Colrnn
bis. Ohio, Boston, Mua*., Aagnata, Me~and Madison.
Llcrt. Col.and Chief Quartermaster, Cavalry Bureau.

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