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ffl|tcaga Strifanne.
MONDAY, APRIL 25. 1804.
Wc print elsewhere, long and graphic do
-taUa of the late battle in Western-Louisiana,
derived from the New Orleans papers, and
•o(her sources, .They will with inter
est as throwing additional light upon what
seems to he a decided disaster, although our
troops behaved gallantly and victory par
tially crowned onr arms. There were in
reality three days’^fighting—Thursday, spent
an heavy skirmishing of cavalry, Friday, wit
nessing a disastrous repulse to onr troops,
with heavy loßS,and Saturday the retreat of the
.rebels. After Saturday comes the retreat of
♦ur forces and the abandoning of the expedi
. Hon. Hundreds of weary miles were marched
tond hundreds of precious lives lost, and the
•expedition is a failure. We trust It Is a use
ful warning to let Western Louisiana and
'Texas alone—to keep away from the outskirts
• mf the rebellion, and fight it in its vital parts.
Advices from Arkansas represent a hand
some "Union victory to have been achieved
"by CoL Clayton over the rebels at Mount
Xlba and Branchvflle, on the Sabine Diver,
resulting in the creditable showing of 81 dead
rebels, 400 wounded, 850 prisoners, besides
'Wagon trains, horses and mules ad libitum ,
PQatka, Fa., has .been abandoned by our
troops, who removed all their stores.
Query—Why was it occupied ? The rebel tor
pedo system seems to be working success
fully, for another steamer has been destroy
ed in St John’s river by one of these infer
sal machines.
Keokuk, lowa, lias gone Republican by
237 majority, the largest ever obtained in
-that city. J. H. Hiatt was chosen Mayor.
lowa has gone to work in earnest at root
ing ont the wild cats. The people every
where arc in earnest orcr this matter. Tax
the wild-cat ont of existence, and give us a
revenue bill which will yield, something
Si»Jbeir motto. Some ofthe old cats wiliuo
doubtcdly make a terrible scratching, but the
people have determined to smoke them out
Sf they wont come ont of their own accord.
Reports from the army of tbe Potomac are
conflicting, and onr dispatches are fall of all
corta of rumors. Grant keeps a closexnontb,
and the sensation correspondents are there
fore exercising their ingenuity, and we there
fore learn from them that oar forces have ad
vanced, that they hare not advanced, that all
is quiet, and tb&t there arc indications of a
move, that Lee is fortifying still on the Rapl
•don, and that Lee is going to Richmond im
mediately, and that he has gone np the
Shenandoah, and that there will be no fight
ingfor some time to come, unless Lee threat
ens Pennsylvania—all of which surmises
arc probably not worth the paper they
were written on. In the meantime Grant is
moving along quietly with his historical cigar
in his month, putting on the finishing
■touches to that splendid army, in the way of
stripping It down to fighting weight The
silence cannot last long.
Both Eastern and Western Kentucky sesm
to be free from rebels once more except those
of the Chicago Tin*a stay at home sort Tbe
little allair at Palntsvlllc satisfied the eastern
ones, and Forrest at the head of the butchers
And murderers in Western Kentucky, is mak
ing his way South.
Gen. Shackellord, whose capture and re
lease by guerillas has before been mentioned,
“was taten under interesting circumstances.
He went to Idadisonville, Ky., to be mar-
Tied. The guerillas went to the hoose where
lie was stopping, dressed in the national uni
form, and the General supposing they were
.some of his old soldiers, went to the door to
meet and welcome them, when a revolver
was placed at his breast, and he was told he
was a prisoner to John Morgan. He was al
lowed on hour to get ready to go with them,
■they in the meanwhile .demanding or Mm to
lake the oath to the Confederacy, and at the
some time expressing their purpose to shave
Lis head and face smooth. Shackelford posi
tively and peremptorily refused to take the
oath under any circumstances. The citizens,
however, interfered, and alter detaining him
for on hour, the rebels released him.
telegraphic matter is greatly abbre
viated in this issue, from derangement of tbe
vires. A movement of the Western Govern
•ore to call ont ‘‘one hundred days troops ”
Los been fixed upon, but for the reason natn
<d wc have nothing to indicate tbe action of
•our own Governor.
Wc surrender & large share of our space in
lliie issue, to various accounts ot the late dis
astrous battles in Western Louisiana. The
subsequent reports and fall details all too
comepletdy sustain tbe earliest rumors from
That field. Entrapped, betrayed by lack of
generalship, severely handled In the first
day’s fight,' our brave troops were rallied
cu the second, and In a tremendous conflict
showed what they would at the outset have
done under good management They won
■the semblance of a victoiy. They purchased
the right to retire without further molesta
tion, and did so, too much shattered and
broken even to avail themselves of the
-results gained and bring off tbe prisoners and
recaptured guns. The falling back was final,
■cud the Bed Elver Expedition Is at an end. .
And now let the most rigid scrutiny be di
rected to this whole lamentable affair. It is
zjot enouglTto ask whether good generalship
In the places filled by Gens. Banks and Frank
lin on the Bth of April would have saved ns this
disgrace. It is not the whole question at Is
jauc, whether the policy of traversing an ene
my’s country with the bag-gage trains in' the
-von jb commendable prudence. In our view
it dcciacdly the tactics of one of
. cur citizens of long standing, on an occasion
when, in his own language, “ws warded off
tie blow («/a stout cudgel) with our head,”
Bui this Inquiry should go deep enough to
touch the very bottom, and reveal the hUdeifi ■
springs of ibis ill-starred expedition, even if
it be shown that It owed' Its inception to .’a
ring of cotton speculators; even if it drag id
the shamlnl traffic in permits to ac
company the expedition, months before It
li ft >V»' Orients. It cannot too soon be
jiinnvn, If for ‘this purpose this army and
these gunboats were gathered, to the expo
■sure of other points ulongtbc river, whereof
Fort Pillow shines redly in recent massacre
If the chi el inspiring purpose of tbe late ex
pedition was to release for private profit the
rumored untold wealth of cotton in Western
Louisiana, there has been & sacrifice of noble
Jives and tbe sacred treasure of the people
under circumstances that demand exposure
und swift punishment.
Again and from a purely military point of
view, we trust the Bed Elver Expedition
will be the latest of the bloody fruits of the
.■scattitßilion policy. If we strike in at the
wltdis ot the rebellion, the remote members
will drop as the arm tails when the heart of
5b pierced. Onr armies have little or nothing
io do West of the Mississippi save
ficfcnslvcly to hold & few important points,
while our gunboats patrol the great water
courses If we eviscerate the Confederacy
by carrying our onus through Dalton into the
Eastern Gulf States, and dash oat its brains
•i>y <be capture of Blcbmond, with the rebel
forces roaming on the Western* border, It
twill speedily thereafter be “ every man for
•hlmßeir.” In a two-fold sense, the late ex
pedition was, we tear, as lily conceived' as it
Wmb proven ill-fated.
Kane County,
The Republican Union Convention of
vrnnp county jnet at Geneva on Saturday, and
.selected delegates to the Judicial and State
Convention, and instructed those to the lat
ter, to vote for Adjutant General Fuller Jor
■Governor. ■
A Card from Ben. Bntlor.
BfuriaOßE, 24.—'The American harimr copied
.rom the N. Y. ir«*/what was represented to be
extract front a letter from General Bauer,
rlncateiilr.c to rcrinn on account of.tfce appolal
armnt of Gen. Smltli to the command of the Army
of tlte Pcntjißnla. tiaa bad Ute following diapaten
From General Bntlet.
Fonrarfis Hoitnox. April SS, 18CE
era tie Editor of the Baltimore American:
Mr attention in called to «n article layout paper,
bre/ed“A ftSSit from Gen. BnUer," wblct'sap
oosestliat X hare written the silly paragraph thmv
iocontalned. I bare written no sneb letter. It la
iotthekfr>d of letter I am accoMomirf to writt
There has been no shadow of oaaelon fiir_ it, AU
not contradicted,« maj affect
: cti ‘ at ,l\T^/ eCX B. r. Bunxtt,
vwj, Gen. Com’d’g Dep’t of Virginia.
Defttb ol Gen. Totten.
vTAHnniCTOK, - April 25.-Gcncral Totten. Chief
-r- United States Cavairy, died yea-
in about an hour after the Senate
terfiay ®^*2i?* nffl «nataon ns Major General by bre
form, iocs
VOLUME xvn. -
Latest from Louisiana.
Action of the Western
movement of Western Governors.
Ctnonrati, April 24.—Gov. Drouth has Issued
an order calling toe national guard of Ohio into ac
tive ecKice for one hundred days. They will be
clothed, armed, equipped and paid by the United
States Government, and w3l report for doty May 2.
• "The order says our armies in the field are mar*
dialling for a decisive blow, and tbe citizen sol
diery will share the glory of the crowning victories
of the campaign, by relieving oar veteran regi
ments from post and garrison doty to allow them
to engage In more arduous duties in the Arid.
Gov. Morton Issued a proclamation to the people
of Indiana, saying the Governors of' Ohio, Illinois,
lowa, 'Wisconsin and Indiana offered to raise for
the service of the General Government 85,000 men
for a period of one hundred days, to perform such
military service as may be required of tbem in any
S*ate. The Governor calls for twenty thonsand
volunteers, and says the Importance of making the
approaching campaign successful and decisive is
not to be over-estimated, and feels confident that
this call will bcpromptly and freely responded to.
Latest fromscwbem and other Points.
Fortress Monroe, April S3.—Gen. Pickett Is In
command of tbe naval force engaged at Plymouth,
There is quite a force at Kinston, which, it Is be
lieved. Intends an attack on this point in connec
tion with their Bam No. 2 at Kinston.
Lbngetrecl’a cavalry has Joined Lee in Virginia,
and the rest of his force is on the way to the same
point, some of them however are reported at Wel
den. Many of the women and-children are leaving
Newfcera for Beaufort. The firemen and citizens
are ordered to be in readiness at a moment’s no
tice to meet the enemy.
Burners of Impending; Movements,
Wasotnotob, April 24.—The general impression
In this city Is that active movements in Virginia
will not be much longer delayed by the armies on
both sides.
Rumors prevailed today in relation to a fight at
Warrenton, Ta., bnt the one entitled to most credit
is that onr troops merely fell back a few miles
from that place for a*proper purpose.
Gen. Burnside is in Washington.
The War on Use Wildcats*
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.]
Dss S3.*
Ueut. Col. Potter, who is sow in town, credits
«f the killing of hla brother Fred, and
tbe trapper Yenores on the nig bioux river, by tbe
Indians, as recited in my dispatch of the 20th.
The banks here have thrown ont all Pennsylva
nia, New Jersey, Michigan and Maryland money,
and hills of the Ohh. and Indiana free banks. The
Dubuque banks have given* notice that they not
receive anything hat greenbacks, National and
lowa State Bank bills afterthe first of May.
Major John Brace of tbe Nineteenth Infantry
has been promoted to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy of
of the regiment.
Latest from Gen. Banks’ Army on tbe
Bed Blver.
Sr. Lons, April 24.8.30 p. m.—Tbe EepubUcsn't
Bed Hirer correspondent of tbe 13th, says that Gen.
Smith’s command began crossing the river, oppo
site Grand Creek that day, for an overland trip to
Vicksburg, if being understood that Gen. Grant
sent orders for Smith’s return to that place.
Rebel prisoners say they had 25,000 men in recent
battles, and that they lost 8,000 in Saturday’* fight.
They left their killed and wounded on tbe field.
Our loss on Saturday was about 1,500. Onr wound
ed were taken to Grand Ecore. Oar killed were left
on the field, bat reported afterwards burled by
Gen. Smith’s command consisted of Porter's 16th
*nd 17th army corps, Gen. Haxlbat and Gen. Mc-
The correspondent says great dissatisfaction is
expressed of Banks’ generalship. battle
was fought contrary to Franklin’s plane, and.both
Franklin and Hansom protested against having
the cavalry so for in advance. Smith protested
against the retreat from Pleasant Hills after the
victory of Satnrdav, he wishing to parsae the fly
ing rebels, bat Banks ordered the return of the
entire army to Grand Score. It is difficult to de
termine what the result of toe expedition will be.
It will require some time to re-organize tbe army,
aLd if the river continues to fall, Alexandria will
necessarily become the base of operations instead
of some point above. All the forces at Alexandria
have been ordered to Grand Ecore, and fears are
entertained that the rebels may attack the former
place, and destroy a large amount of army stores
Alexandria dates of the 7th and Bth say that all
speculators were excluded from that post, and the
military authorities will conduct all trade, sending
all cotton and sugar to New Orleans, and eclUng it
on Government account. Parties proving their
loyalty, however, will be reimbursed.
Tba gnnboate Neosha, Louisville and Cht’Ucothe
were aground above Grand Ecore. Tbe Eastport,
Osage and Mound City were ordered ont of tbe
river, in consequence of tbe falling of the water,
at-d the Ozark was ordered to Mobile.
. Cnpt. Todd, formerly rebel Prorost Marshal at
Alexandria, and cousin of Mrs Lincoln, has come
Into onr lines with his famllv, and circs him
.self cp.
The rebels are said to have thirty-one transports
-at Shreveport.
3sew Yoke, April 24.—The Berald has tbe fol
lowing later news from Louisiana;
Gjukd Ecorx, April JL—Gen. Banks having
(alien back to Grand Ecore, 35 miles from Pleasant
nni.es miles from Mansfield, and US miles from
>hrevcpon, will advance again as soon as be is
reinforced, and adequate supplies are received.
The loss of artillery is a trivial nutter, as nearly
tbe whole fighting, owing to the nature of the baa
viiy wooded country, mnst be done by Infantry.
Admiral Porter's fleet will co operate as far as
possible. Tbe extent of its operations depends on
the depth of water in Bed Hirer.
Other battles mnst follow and plorions victories
won over tfacTrane-Mtssiesippi rebels. The enemy
appears to have moved fats whole forces near here
to crash oat the Union army. According to the
reports of the prisoners. Kirby Smith, Dick Tay
lor. Orern, Mag ruder and Price, are all la the field
against Banks.
The rebel loss in the battle of Sabine Cross
Hoads and Pleasant Hill was throe to oar one.
The‘lack ot water between Pleasant Hill and
Mansfield rendered it prudent to fall back to Grand
Ecore, where new supplies could be issued safllclent
for a long and uninterrupted lorw&rd march.
Onaro Ecoee, April 31.—A detachment of the
£d cavalry brigade, coder the command of Lioot,
Col. Kief ol the feTth Illinois mounted iufdatry,
made a reconnoietance yesterday to the double
bridge, SO miles on the road towards Pleasant Hill.
Eight miles out a small party of the enemy (15 or 23
in number), were seen, who fled precipitately.
From the bridge scouting parlies were sent oat
•who touched their pickets, but discovered no indi
cations of the enemy. Oar troops are in excellent
spirits and annonsltot another advance.
Should Bed River fail to be navigable and an ad
vance be rendered Impracticable, the certainty of
occupying Alexandria and Nachitochea
remains, and so lar the forward movement is a eac
«ees. Between Pleasant BID and Mansfield, a dis
tance of twentv miles, there is a deficiency of
water, without which anarmy cannot be subsisted
or marched.
It te, therefore. Quite desirable that the move
ment from one to the other of these points shall
l»c rapid.
Latest advices from Gen. Steele were that he was
within cither sixty miles or one day's march of
Sbrevei>ort with 15,000 men.
•Admiral Porter, with two monitors and bla flag
ship, went np the river from Grand Ecore. a week
since. It is presumed to operate against the rebel
teat of government in Louisiana.
Geakd Boons, Apnl 15.—About twenty-five
miles below here on the left bank of the Red River,
the rebels opened on the transports Clara Bell and
Rob Roy, and fired twelve shots Into them. A
force of 3,000 mounted Infantry, said to be part ot
rebel Gen. Green's command, came down in front
of the battery and poured volleys of musketry into
the steamers, which were getting the worst of It
when a small gunboat came nn. shelled and silenc
ed the battery, and compelled the rebels to fall.
Xhc IVcw York Falr-Ifct Be*
Knits—The Swords.
New Yens, April 24.—The Sanitary Fair closed
last night, having realised $1,011,000. The result of
the armvsword voting was: Grant, 53,29.; Mc-
Clellan, 14,509.
The naval sword was voted to Commodore Row
an., Farrago! was the next highest.
From Kansas.
LrAvEjnvowrn, April 23.—At a State Convention
'which was held yesterday at Topeka, the foDow
ing delegates were elected to the Baltimore No
tional Convention: A. D. Wilder, T. U. Bowen,
3J, n. Insley. F. W. Potter, J. H.Lane, W, IL U.
They were Instructed tojvote for Lin
Gov. Cameybas written a letter withdrawing
from the Senatorial content, which leaves the elec
tion of United States Senator with oar next Legis
lature. ■
From Kexr York.
New Tons, April 23.—The shipment of gold to
day to Europe was $1,’75,000 per -Etna, and $500,-
has been honorably acquitted of
tlmfonreriea charged against him.. Do is one of
tic deputy collectors under Mr. Barney.
THE FOXtT rnxoff JUS*
Statement of an Eye-Witness*
[From the St. Louis Republican, April 23.]
The following statement, in the form,of ques
tions and answer*, were taken down at Department
headquarter*, in short band, by William Thorpe,
phonographic reporter, written oat by him, ana
yesterday signed and certified to by the gentleman
who made it:
now, BSTOBE XAJ. BOND, a. D. o.
Q. Where were you bom? A. I was bom In
Waltham, Vermont.
fc Q. Where have yon resided last? A. I was in
Missouri, engaged to famishing beef to the Gov
ernment troops on tbs North Missouri Railroad,
until a year ago last July. 1 then went down to
Fort Pillow, and have been there ever«elnce.
Q. What was your business there T A. I
owned two hundred and fifteen acres of the fort
bordering on the river, mod the very land wc foojht
on. 4 I was putting In one hundred acres of cotton,
jn*t outside the fortifications, which was my prin
cipal business.
Q. Yon lived outside the fort J A Tea, sir—
slept there. I ; was in tie fort every day. It was
only about a mile from tho landing— not a miifi
from the fortifications.
Q. Just*ay where you saw Forrest’* men?—
the day and the time oi day, and what you did?
A On Tuesday, morning, the 12tb or this month,
I wns awakened about 5 o'clock, or half-past 6, by
a little darkey boy, who came up to my room and
says: “O, Mr. Benton, all of Forrest’s men have
come and they are Jnsl going Into the fort. What
will Ido ?” 1 got ont of bed and looked ont of the
window towards tho fort, and saw about three or
four bundrvd of Forrest’s men drawn up In hue,
and some one was making a speech to them, which
was answered by cheering. They cheered, and
then the pickets fired. 1 pat' some things in my
valise and started for the fort in my ronndabont
wav, and got in by running the placets, about 6
o’clock, and went immediately to Major Booth
and asked for a gnu, and took my stand with the
soldiers inside ihe breastworks, where 1 remained
and shot at every person of Forrest’s men that I
got a chance at, firing forty-eight shots In all, until
the flag of tmee was sent in.
Q. About what was the time of day it came In?
A. It came In about two o’clock, 1 should think—
half-past 1 or 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Q. Had they made any attack then? A O,
yes, eir.
Q. ■nßdlbcytriedtocaiTythcfortbyßtono,and
been repulsed I A. O, yes, sir. At one time the
Confederate troops had all disappeared.
Q. Were four hundred all there were there? A.
Those were all 1 saw there. This was when they
first made their appearance, when I first saw these
four hundred. 'After getting Into the fort we saw
more than a thousand coming in at the dliTorent
passes, and the sharpshooters were stationed on
every hill on every side of ns except the river
(J. Do jon recollect bow many attacks they
made to carry tbe fort before tbe fisc of trace came?
A. Wc tired twice; it is not proper to be called an
Q. Did they use artillery? A. Yes, sir; they
could not hurt ns with that; they shot at the gun
Q. When the Hag of tmee came In did they rnakg
any disposition ot their troop* rotmd.tbe fort there?
A. Yet, sir; after the flag of Imce was sent in and
the firing ceased they came np on all aides to with
in ten yard* of the very embankments that screen
ed us.
Q. While tbe flag of trace was waiting? A. Yes,
air; more especially on the northern side, just un
der the bank looking towards Coal Creek.
Q How long was that flag Inside oar lines?
A. One hour was the time. 1 suppose It was all of
on hour.
Q. Do yon know the nature of it ? A. It was for
an unconditional surrender.
Q. It was refused by Major Booth ? A. By Ma
jor Bradford—yes, sir; Major Booth had been loll
ed. He asked for time to consult with the gun
boat, and finally returned the answer that there
was none of Hawkins’ men there, and he never
would surrender.
•R. Didnot Major Bradford make a protect against
troops comin<: up under the flag in that way ? . A.
Fdo not know. sir.
Q. When the flag went back did they commence
firing again t A, Yes. sir.
Q. Kept it up for how long? A. They com
menced firing agam, but the firing did not last fif
teen minutes. Up to this time there had not been
twenty killed on oar side.
Q. AVhatwasihe strength of the garrison. A.
5-0,1 think, just.
Q. How many of these were negroes ! A. About
880—nearly 410—1 don’t know exactly to a ma*.
Q. Dow many citizens besides yourself! A.
Wo, W, Cutler, of Chicago, and a young man by
the name of Robinson. Do was- a soldier, bat in
citizens’ clothes, and got off on that plea.
The . second flag that came In—about bow
bug was It after the first? A. Well, there was no
second flag of truce—except ths one. There was no
firing in tbe interim.
Q. Was there no firing while the first flag was
inf A. No, sir; not a single shot was fired on
either side, alter the flag of truce had been re
jected, or tbe snrrender bad been rejected, they
were co close to the fort that obont 3,000 of them
just sprang right in, and the whole garrison threw
down their armi at once. The bigger portion of
the darkeys jumped down the bank-towards the
Mississippi Hirer without any arms at all, and were
followed by Forrest’s men and shot indiscrimi
nately, black and white, with handkerchiefs held
over them in a great number or instances—os many
is fifty. 1 should think.
Q. Did yon see any of those prisoners formed
in line and shot down ? A. Yea, sir/
Q. How many? A. They were* collected at
least, 1 should think, fire or tlx different rimes.
How long a line ? A. Well. It was more in
a collection than It was properly a line in a straight
line. There was a line probably as long as this
room, or longer—about thirty or thirty-five feet.
Q. These lines were scattered by rebel shots
several times S A. .They were.
Q. These men were unarmed f A. Unarmed.
No arms of any description, and they bolding np
both hands begging for quarter.
Q. Were you put in the line! A. No, sir, I was
not. It was attempted to put me in line, but I
clung to a man who tried to shoot me, but I caught
his cun and prevopted him, and he took my money
from me—some s:o—and ordered mo into line,
miring Ms gun to strike me, and as 1 came to tbe
line the Captain made a feint to strike me with bis
sword, ana told mo to give him my pocket-book,
which 1 did; and, as be turned to look after others,
I sprang away, and clung close to this man that
had flm taken mr money, i said to him that he
had taken all my money, and he must keep me
from being shot like a dog.as I was acltueD.aud had
nothing to do with the fight. He abased me in every
way by bad language* saying that we hid fought
tbem like devils and tried to kill all of Forrest’s men,
until we came to the back stores, where he gave
me a soldier’s coat, and told mo to wait a moment
until he coold step in and steal his share. As soon
cs 1 was lett I look some clotting, a saddle blan
ket and bolter that were there, and started out of
the fort &e one of Forrest's men, but on the way I
saw three persons shot—mulatloes and blacks—
rhot down singly In cold blood. I succeeded in
getting over the fortifications and bid under fallen
timber, where 1 remained until dark. After dark
1 attempted to co towards Hatchle Blver Bottom,
but the fallen timber being so bad I got lost: ana
wandered near the Bass No. t, leading out of the
fort, inside of it, where 1 could see'all, where I
laid until the next day about 9 o’clock. I heard
fifty-one or two shots fired singly at different times
within the fort during that time, and screams and
cheers. About 8 o’clock tbe doge were setting so
dose to me that I knew they were oofmy track.
Q. What do you mean by the dogs y A. Hunt
ing ont people everywhere. They tore dogs.'
Q. They Led bloodhounds? A. Yes, sir. I
left the most of my clothing and hastened down a
ravine in the limber, and kept on through tbe ra
vines ti.l X came to the Cold Creek bottom, some
mile and a half, and swam across. Finally I suc
ceeded in getting to tbe island. I had to swim
across the nver and bayou. That is all that I saw-
Oh! I was there at the fort two days after tbe bat
tle. and saw tbe remains of horned persons; helped
to bury one of the dead that 1 saw shot in sold
blood, lying right where be was left, and saw many
of them, white and black, all burled together, and a
number three days afterwords sot hurled.
Q. How many did yon see shot in this way? A.
2 should think probably about two hundred.
Q. It woe an indiscriminate butchery, was it f A.
Yes, sir. There were about 15 or 20 that by close
in one pile, huddling together, shot after they were
wounded. •
Q. Some white soldiers shot afeer they were
wounded? A. Tcs, sir, with the hospital nag fly
ing, and they holding their white handkerchiefs
over their heads. I saw at least ten soldiers shot
individually with white handkerchiefs over their
beads. They tore off pieces of their shirts—anything
they could get.
Q. You say these men were shot down in hos
pital, with the hospital flag flying? A. Yes, sir,
lying right down under it—not up walking at all;
and every man lying near me was killed—lying
close to me and on me. Two lay under, because
they kept piling them right up on top, close under
Hie bank. It was downunderihebrowof the hIU.
A great many were lying under the water, and were
shot. Trees that were laying, one end in the water
and the other on shore, they would jus t go over on.
the other side of those and bide, and tbe rebels
wouldgo over and shoot them.
Q. Tour citizens’clothes saved yon? A. Yes,
sir; 1 told them I bad nothing to do with them.
They robbed every citizen, taking off all their
Q. Mow much did they take from you ? A. Sev
enty dollars.
Q. Yon say yon were robbed twice ? A, Yes;
once by the Captain of tbe company and once by
the private. I carried my money in my vest pock
et always, and had my pocket book in my pocket
with notes in It.
Q. That was what you gave to the Captain wasn’t
lit A. Yes sir.
Q. And S7O in money to the soldier? A- Yes
sir. Beaked, 4 * Give me your money,* 1 and the.
other for the pocket-book.
Q. Von say they had bloodhounds. Did you sec
anyotlhem? A. Yes sir; and not only I, but
others saw them. One ether. Hr. Jones, was treed
by them, and stayed there a Jong time.
Q. What Jones was that? A. I don’t know his
Sven name, lie lives on Island 84. X can find out
s name. Be is not any too good a Union mao,
bat is rather Southern id his feelings. *
Q. State about Bradford's death. When be was
shot, what was done? Was he wounded before the'
surrender? A. No, sir; hut it was reported by very,
reliable persons that Bradford , was shot and hung
near Covington, in Datable River bottom.
Q. Who told yon this? A. This same.Tonc9.and
there were some darkeys came into the gunboat
and said'that. Darkey evidence is very corxpct
there.. Yon might not think It worth while to take
their evidence, but it Is a great deal more to be re
lied upon than the Southern evidence There. I
, might state that 1 was inquired after by a large
' number of officer?, and it was said that they ‘would
hang me on a flag-pole.
Q. What for? A. From the fact that I em
ployed government darkeys from CoL Phillips, at
Q. On tout plantation? A. Yes. sir. And they
shot all my horses unfit for cavalry.
Q. Did they shoot your darkey*? A, I under
stood they did, and burned them all. 1 understood'
tbev took one yellow woman, and two or three
boys escaped that 1 tried to take to the fort with
mein the morning to fight. The balance, a darkey
whose name I don’t know, said they were killed
ana homed in the bouse.
Q. You did not go hack there then ? A. I dia
not go back there. . That is only what Is told me.
It was told to persons who were hid right near,
end I saw persons bury the bodies after they were
Q. Where? A. Da the fort, sir. Burned in the
Q. In connection with the tort bnDdings? A.
Tee. sir. and out on timber. There was a large
number of them burned in the buildings, but they
bad been burned the day before,
Q. Ton say there were 6SO men, you think, in
the fort ?‘ A. Yes, rir.
Q. How many, do yon suppose, escaped? A.
Well, 1 know that there were not more than 100.
As they marched out there, snrrounded hr the
other troops, I would not think there were 50 of
them. There were five darkeys in Cairo hospitals
who were burriedf alive. Two of them have died
since they got there. ' • .
t.o Dia von see any of them buried olive ? a.
NoH did not; but they are facta iwhlcb can easily
benroved by the darkeys—the darkeys themselves
ana those who saw it done, and sawthq
master burned, too.
The Bed River Battles.
A Full and Authentic Account.
Terrible Slaughter on Both Sides,
The last Grand Charge and Overthrow
of the Enemy,
1 Hionsmd Kfliels Killed and Wounded at a
Slagle nischarge.
orm xhoops rptibe to grand
Grand Boons, La., April 11,1884.
Editors Chicago Tribune:
The army under Gen. Banks left here on the 6th
of April rla Pleasant Hill and Mansfield forShrevs
port, with the exception of Smith’s forces, consist
ink of detachments of the 16th and 17th army corps,
which did not leave until the 7tb. On tbe evening
oftbeStb, wo camped at Pleasant Bill, thirty-five
miles from Grand Ecore. Gen. Lee’s cavalry di
vision was advanced to Robinson’s Mill, eight
miles beyond Pleasant Hill, where it camped for tbe
night. Alter a short skirmish with the enemy, In
which we lost thirty-seven men In killed and
wounded, Gen. Lee now tent back, reqneatlnga
brigade of infantry to be sent forward in the morn
ing to his support, and at 3 o’clock a. m. on tbe
morning of the Bth, Geo. Ransom', commanding de
tachment 19th army corps, by order of Gen. Banks
tent the Ist brigade, 4th division, 18th army corps,
under command of Col. Landmm, of the 19th Ken
tucky, to report to Gen. Lee at daylight, at Robin
son’s Mill, The balance of Gen. Ransom's com
mand marched forward on tbe Mansfield Hbid at
half-past 6 o’clock a. m., and was followed at d
o’clock a. m., by the Ist division, 19th army corps,'
commanded by Gen. Emery. Gen. Smith, who was
bringing cp the rear of the army was to move up to
Pleasant Hill on the same day. The forces nnder
Gen. Lee, moving in our advance, met the enemy
early in tke morning and skirmished in line of
battle for some seven miles, when the resistance to
their march became so obstinate as to hold them in
complete check, and Gen. Lee who was now with
in five miles of Mansfield, sent back word to Gen
eral Franklin, advising him of bis situation,
and General Ransom who had Just
reached a email bayon ten miles from Pleasant
Hill, was immediately ordered forward by Gen.
Franklin with the Ist Brigade, 4th Division, 13th
Army Corps, which came np with Gen. Lee, at hall
past two o’clock. 'About 3 o’clock, Gen. Banks
and staff reached the extreme front and found our
advance forces deployed npon the right and loft of
the road and skirmishing very heavily with tbe
army on the right. The position of. oar army at
this hour was as follows: In front and on the
gronnd where a most terrible battle was soon to ba
fought, was Gen. Lee, with Cols. Dudley’s and
Lucas’ cavalry brigades, with Simms’ battery of six
guns and one section (two guns) of Battery G, sth
United States Regular®. United to this force there
was now tbe 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, with
the Chicago Mercantile Battery, 6 gnat. Next, in
the rear and completely blocking np tbe road, was
Gen. Lee’s train of some 250 wagons, to tbe pres
ence of which the subsequent disaster of the day
Is largely attributable. Back of these was tbe 8d
Division, 13th Army Corps, under Gen. Cameron
moving np to the front as rapidly as possible.
Next to the 3d Division was Gen. Emery, with the
Ist Division, 19th Army Corps, seven miles from
the extreme front, while Gen. Smith was back of
Pleasant UUI, one day’s march in oar rear. Tbe
battle ground was a large, open, irregular shaped
field, through about one-half of which oh the right
of the road a narrow belt of timber ran, circling
inwards as it extended to the right until its base
rested around npon tbe woods in tbe rear. The
r*ad passed through the center of the
field in a north-westerly direction towards
Mansfield. Meandering diagonally through
the Add and across the road. waslljn
■mall creek or bsyon, from tbe banks of whicu tos
ground rose gradually along the lino of the road,
terminating in a considerable ridge on each slue.
The ridge at the entrance to the field on tbe side of
our advance was close np to tbe woods, and com
manded tbe whole bat Ue field, while the ridge on tha
opposite side ran through the open field on tbe left
to the belt of timber di riding the field on tbnrl fht,
along which it eloped gradually until It reached the
level of the hollow on tbe hnyoo.- The outer line
ol tbe field beyend tbe belt of timber on the right
was an irregular semidrele, the extremities draw
ing inwards, so as to correspond somewhat to tba
outline of tbe dividing woods. The outer line of
the field on tbe left was very nearly at a right angle
w Ith tbe road. Tbe rebel forces, occupying a front
of about one mile, were stationed under cover of
the woods along the further line of these fields.
Their front therefore extended from tftelr right
flank (our left) in a straight line to the road, and
then, following tbe shape of the field, circled In
wards until tbelr left nank reached a point that
would bo intersected by a line drawn across the
road at a right angle near the middle or the first
field on the right. The main body of tbe rebels
was evidently on the right of the road.- A battery
was seen in position near tbe road, but it was net
brought Into action.
Tbe Union forces were stationed as follows: On
the right and in the belt of timber which separated
the let from the 2d field was Lucas’ Cavalry Brig
ade, mostly dismounted and deployed os skirm
ishers, while behind and supporting this Brigade
was the 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, under com
mand of Col. Landrum. Tbe 23d Wisconsin, how
ever. which occupied tbe left flank of this Division,
was on the left oi the road acting as a support to
Kims’ battery. Tbe 4th Division was composed
of the following regiments stationed in Uue of
battle in the followiutr order, commencing at tbe
right, viz.: 89d Ohio, 96th Ohio, 19 Kv„ isdtb JU.,
48th Ohio, G7th ImL. 7 >'th Ind., and 2Jd Wla. Be
tween Bad and 9. th Ohio, on the right, two small
howitzers were placed.
The field on the left side of the road Imrond the
23d M'is.'ifas occupied by Col. Dudley's brigade of
cavalry, the main body being deployed In line
with a small force in reserve near 100 center of the
field. Kims’ battery, six pieces, was stationed on
our extreme front just at the point of tbe belt of
tmbens on tbe right. • One section was on tbe right
of the road and trained so as to fire through the
woods into the field beyond. One piece was In
the road and three on the left To the left of this
batleiy there were two small howitzers. The Chi
cago Mercantile Battery was stationed not far
from the center of tbe first fleid, on tne right and
near a cluster or log houses, where Gen. flanks bad
made his headquarters. The section of battery G
was farther to the left and rear, and trained so as
to fire to the right. I have given tbe position of
our lorces precisely, as I noted it down in my
memorandum book in passing over the entire
ground daring the eklnnlihiug before the main at
tack on oar lino. About four o'clock, p. m., the
4ih Division was moved forward through the belt, i
•f timber, ind took position in line of battle be
hind the fence that enclosed the fieldboyond;
At half past fonr Gen. Ransom' and staff passed
on foot along tbe outer inlanfry line; our boys
were firing very briskly across , the field into tbe
' woods where tbe enemy was posted, but as tbe fire
was of little or no effect, and only wasting the am
munition, the General directed it to be withheld
until tbe rebels came out into tbe field. For half
"orthree quarters of an hour everything remained
quiet along the lines, when all at onco we were
Btarticd by a heavy and continuous discharge of*
musketry on tbe right, and on riding rapidly to
that sice we beheld the rebel ■ forces marching
- steadily in dote ranks across tbe open field to tbe
attack: while at tbe same moment a heavy column
was moving across the road upon oar left, where
cur only protection was in the cavalry brigade un
der Col, Dudley, aided by Nims! batteiy, the two
howitzers, and one email regiment of infantry (the
fifidWltconsln.) Most gallantly now did the old
4th Division sustain its well earned reparation,
end tbe sad roll of the killed and wounded will
fully attest the firmness and obstinacy with which,
our brave hoys resisted the rebel advance. Stimu
lated and enconraned by the conduct of their offi
cers, and wakened to a perfect enthusiasm by tbe
prrfenceortheirCorpeOommauder.Gcn. Ransom,
wbo. ntteriy regardless of all danger, rushed into
the thickest of the fight, rallying the line where it
showed any signs of wavering, and disposing his
forces so as to protect the weakest points. Every
regiment coolly bat rapidly-poured Its destructive -
fire upon the advancing toe. opening at every
discharge great gups in tbe rebel ranks, and strew
ing tbe field with an almost continuous Hue of
killed and wounded. Under this terrific and well
directed fire, the rebel line was checked, broken
and driven back, the only 'considerable body re
maining together, being a mass of some 800 or 490
directly opposite the ISutb Illinois, which was badly
cut np. but held its position without breaking.
Before we bad time to rejoice over the repulse of
tbe rebels on this line, the evidences of a much
stronger aod infinitely more dangerous attack were
observea on our left, where the enemy in great
force was charging rapidly over the field to tbe left
of tbe road. At the very first indication of this
movement on oar left flank, an effort was made to’
■withdraw the 8 td. Ohio from our extreme right for
' the purpose of supporting the left, and' the entire
division endeavored to fall back, and form a new
lino under the protection of the woods on tha ridge
to our rear. It was about this time that General
Ransom while engaged in a successful eflort to
get the Mercantile Battery back npon tbendge
where it would have been saved bat tar the com
plete blockade of the road by the baggage train,
fell from bis horse, shot through the leu knee, aud
was carried to the rear jnst In time to prevent his
captdrc. This is tbe fourth time that Gen. Ran
som has been wounded while fighting bravelv for
his country. With a courage that shrinks n’t no
dan.Tr, be unites a clear cool Judgment on the
battlefield that is rarely found in men of the
lergest experience, and though he could not have
saved us from the disaster or this day had be re
trained? unhurt, still we all felt how seriously wc'
.were weakened by his full,and both officers and
men unite in awarding to him the highest praise
for bis conduct both as a man and a General on the
field. - Tbe effort to retire the 4th division and
form a new line •in tbe rear was deflated by the
rapid movements of the-enemy, who rushed in
overwhelming forceacrofß the road, captured Kims’
battery, drove Dudley’s cavalry In nttcr confusion .
from tne field, and turning the left flank of tho in
fantry—broke the entire lino and precipitated the
fragments Into the woods liicvcrv possible direc
tion of escape. .The scene iliat followed baffles all
description. Over tho field and into the dense and
tangled thicket tbe touted troops lied Id disordered
trasses, fodowed by tbe exultant foe yelling like
demons and pouring volley atu-r volley Into the fu
gitive ranks. The effort toarrest or drive back the
Lonic-eirickcn crowd was like flinging straws
nek at a hurricane. Appeals, commands, threats,
curses or prayers were alike of no avail. Literally
oblivious to anything but the danger behind, men
on foot and men on uoraebnek promiscuously In
termingled with negroes on foot and negroes on
n nice, charged into' the forest and through the
thicket In a manner that would have utterly routed
the foe If the tide had only set tho other way.
J midst this nxshJiig storm tho commanding Gen
eral remained cool and collected.
About half a mile from the field tbe 3d Division,
13th Aiiny Cores, under Gen. Cameron, came up
and formed in line of battle, and hero two guns
of tbe Mercantile Battery were put in position and
opened with good effect npon the enemy. For a
snort time It seemed -as though a successful rally
would be made at this point, but tbe effort was in
vain. Tbe entiMTstrenglh'ot the ad Division on l
(he field was only 3,600 'men, - and’ after a short and
‘ courageous resistance the line gave way. A check,,
however, had been given to tbe panic and many or
. the troops now formed into sqoads ana continued
the retreat in bcttetjordcr. Efficient aid was also
emCAGO, MONDAY, APRH/25,1834.
rendered at this time by Col. Hobson, commanding
ti.avi.iry brii-udo oeuiitdioiriurdme trams, wuo,
bearing the rapidly anDrifcchlng firing, hastened
with a lame portion or nls command to the front
and wheeling Into line In nertcct ordir. delivered
a most deetrnctlte volely Into the rebels
wbo were swarming in the road, and then
fell back in good order. For full a mile from
the place where Cameron’s Division had
met ue the retreat wsi continued, the rebels follow*
Ingdoeely upon oar heels, and keeping np a con
tlnnoos fire, when all at once as wo merged into a
more open piece of woods, we came upon bluicry’t
division, oi the 39th army corps, forming in mag
nificent order In-line of battle across the road.
Opening their ranks to permit the retreating forces
to pass through each regiment of this fine division
closed upon the donble-qqlck, quietly awaited the
approach of the less than five
minutes on they came Renaming and firing as they
advanced, but still in good order and with closed
ranks. All at onco from that firm line of gallant
soldiers that cow stood so bravely between us aod
oorpnrsnlng foes, there burst forth a chorus of re
verating thnndcra that rolled from dank to flunk in
one continuous peal, sending a storm of lo vden
bail Into the rebel ranks that swept them back in
dismay, and left the ground covered with their kill
ed ana wounded. In vain the rebels strove ro rally
against this terrific fire. At every effort they were
repulsed, and after a short contest they fell back,
evidently most terribly pnnisbed. It was now quite
dark, and each party bireonckhd on the field. A
. sad and fearful day it had been to us. The Sd and
4th division, ISth army corps, were completely bro
ken to pieces. Out of 3,6u0 men in action the llh
division bad lost 3.125 men killed, wounded aad
missing, and the 3d Division out of 1,609 men bad
lost SCO. Every brigade commander of these two
divisions was either killed or wounded and a pris
oner. Dudley’s and|Dnncan’s brigades of Lee’s
cavalry were scattered in every direction, and 70 ot
the cavalry baggage wagons, with all of Geo. Cam
eron’s ambulances filled with oar wounded, were
The Chicago Mercantile Battery was gone, Cant.
White wounded and a prisoner with 22 men of the
buttery missing. Ninas’ battery, the Ist Indiana,
and S guns from battery Q. sth u. S. Regulars, bad
fallen into the bands of the enemy, with the ♦our
howitzers stationed on the right and left of oar
infantry line, in ml 18 field guns and 4 howitzers,
with caasiona and equipments complete. Colonel
Webb of thcTTth Illinois, fell early In the day while
skirmishing with the advance, llaj, Reed, com
manding liOth Ills., was killed on the right, and
Capt. Dickey fa son of Col. T. L. Dickey), on Gen."
‘Ransom’s staff, was shot through the bead and'
killed instantly while carrying an. order to the 19th
Ky., in the woods on the right. As you will doubt
less receive a list of killed and wonnded as soon if
not sooner than this letter, 1 will not name aar
others here. The loss on the side of the rebels
must have been very severe. They Buffered severely
while crossing the field on our right, and still more
from the fire of Emery’s division. So much will of
course be said and written in * revard
to the causes that led to the di«a*t<>r
ol this day that I feel justified in tasking a
rcstions npon this point. First, the lorces under
Geo. Leo were decoyed Into an advance too far be
yond the main body of the army, considering the
resistance which he was encountering, whlctrvery
clearly Indicated an enemy In heavy force: and sec
ond, the plating of a long baggage train between
the advance ana the infantry column, m a country
where the nature of the woods rendered it almost
impossible to pass it without delay, was a very
dangerous experiment. But for the presence of
this train, Cameron’s division might have reached
the front in time to have taken position oh our
left, and then, If we had not been strong enouta la
the first encounter to repulse the enemy, we could
have protected our line from that taral flsuk more
,ment, saved our batteries by forming a newline on
the ridge In the rear, holding the rebels in check
until Emery arrived, when wo would have been
strong enough to assume the offensive, with a fair
prospect o) success.
Although this letter was only Intended to cover
a description of the battle on tne Bth at the Sabine
Cross Hoads, still the history of this day is so inti
mately connected with the events that Immediate
ly followed that I will, as briefly as possible, nar
rate them. During the night or the Blh our entire
force fell back in safety to Pleasant Ulll, fifteen
miles from the battle field Gen. Cameron and Col.
Landrum collected together the body of their
scattered troops and the cavalry brigades were also
got Into esmp. Gen. Smith had reached Pleasant
Dill on the night of the battle, and on the morning
of the 9th all the baggage trains were placed in the
rear and Smith’s ana Emery’s forces united were
placed In fine position ready to receive
thefenemy. About half past 2 o’clock the rebels
made their appearance and commenced sktrmlehln"
and shelling our lines, and at half past five they at"
Ucked ns In position In tail force in the open field
and alter a severe contest were repulsed with <Teat
loss. Carmen charging over the field dririn" the
enemy into the woods and taking 600 or 700 prison
ers, besides recapturing two ol the guns (belonging
to Sims' battery) lost on the previous day. This
waeon Saturday. On Sunday and Monday the en
tire Union army- retreated In good order to Grand
Ecorc. S5 miles, without anv molestation, the reb
els being evidently unable to follow us after their
defeat at Pleasant THU. The retrograde movement
was doubtless the beet that eonid be made under
tbecirccmstanees,tbelossof thecavalry train and
the necessity for obtaining additional supplies ren
dering a forward movement very difficult and hoz
ordons. - The Union army Is still strong enough to
fight Its way through to Shreveport, unless weak
ened by the withdrawal of Smith’s forces, in which
event the Red river expedition most be abandoned
for the present. A. W. M.
[From the New Orleans Era, April 35.}
We are enabled to lay before our readers this
morning a full aud connected history of the recent
great battle In Western Louisiana, and one which
can be relied npon as truthful. The fighting was
terrific, and the casualties very great, bat there can
belittlodonbtthattho blow has terribly impaired,
if not destroyed the rebel power in this State, It
Is possible, and even probable, (bat another eiu
gagement will be fought, as wc learn on good au
thority that Gen. Banks expressed the intention of
giving battle once more as soon os opportunity of
fered. We gain the subjoined account from eye
witnesses and participants:.
Onr army broke up camp at Natchitoches on tho
morning ofthe Cih Inst., and marched out on the
_Shrevcport road, tbe cavalry advancing twenty-one
miles and rested for the night at Cramp’s Hill, the
infantry halting three or four miles In tho rear, on
tbe l-rnksof a bayoo, On the following morniu"
at daybreak, tbe cavalry again started, aod come
npon a body of mounted rebels before they had
marched two miles. 'Fighting began at once, ami
the enemy were rapidly driven before onr troops.
This running strle sf fight was kept up for fourteen
miles, until they had goltwomlles beyondPJeasant
Here a force of 2,600 rebel cavalry, commanded
Inr General Green, were found strongly posted on
Wileon’B plantation. The rebels were deployed
along the edge of a dense Birin of woods, with an
open field in front, over which we had to choree In
order to reach them. The only Union soldiers that
htd advanced tarenough to take part In the fizbt,
which was inevitable, was tbo cavalry brigade
of Lcc’b corpp, commanded by Col. Horal Romn
ecu. Ae he had either to attack or be attacked, he
decided to take the initiative, and he led bis men
in with such a dash and vigor, that at last the ene
my was completely whipped aud driven from tho
a eld. This engagement lasted two hours and a
half, and onr losses amounted to about forty Rilled
ant! wounded, tbe enemy’s being at least as manv.
Col. Robinson pursued the retreating rebels, as fir
as Bayon du Paul, where he found they baffreceiv
ed heavy reinforcements, including four pieces of
artillery, and were again in line of battle waiting
on attack. As it was nearly dark, aad the risk was
too great in again attacking with his small force,
he placed bis men in tbe most advantageous posi
tion available, and awaited tbe progress of events
Nothing further was accomplished on the first
Daring the night a brigade of Infantry, com
manded oy Col; Landrum, came op, and early la
the morning of tho following day (Friday, the Bth,)
tbo march was resumed. Thorebcla were foandto
be on the alert and ready for the fray, and fighting
opened almost at once.
The disposition of onr forces at tho beginning of
this day’s battle was: Col. Landrum’s intautry orl
cade on the right of tho Shreveport road and CoL
Lucas’ cavalry brigade on tbo lelt. The fikinulsh
lug was fierce, and every foot of ground won from
tbo enemy bad to be taken by hard knocks; but at
two o’clock in the afternoon our forces had com
pelled the enffiny to retreat seven miles. Our loss,
as well as the enemy’s during this time was small.
Lienl-Col. Webb, ofthe"Ttblllinolfl, shot through
the bead and instantly killed, and Captain Brccse,
commanding the Cth Missouri cavalry, severely
wounded in the arm, being among the casualties
o Jour aide.
.The enemy was now met in strong force, under
command of Gen. Kirby Smith. That Geos. Dick
Taylor, Mouton, Green and Price were also there,
was afterwards ascertained from prisoaeis, wbo
also stated that they bad under them from 13,000 to
29,000 men, while onr force comparatively was a
mere handta]. The rebels occupied a strong posi
tion in tbe vicinity of Sabine Cross Hoads, con
cealed in tbe edge of a dense wood, with an open
field in front, tbe Shreveport road passing through
their lines. - Gen. Hansom arriving on tha field
with his command, formed his line as well- as cir
cumstances would permit, after reconnoitoriog ind
reelin'* the rebel position. CoL Emerson’s prig
•■ade, of tbe 3d Corps, was stationed on the left of
the line, with Kims’ Massachusetts Battery; Col.
Landrum’s forces, parts of two brigades, on tho
right and center, with Hawles* Battery G, fitb Reg
ulars; and a battery of tbe letlndlaas artillery in
rear of hla right and center. - Col, Dudley’s brigade
of cavalry (orLeo’s corps) supported the left, and
held Itself In readiness to repel any attempt to
' Jank; while Lucas protected the Col.
Robinson with hla brigade was in tbo tear of the
f Concluded on Fourth Pug(.]
MlitvnnUee Alnrkct.
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.}
Milwaukee,' April 53,1661.
Wheat—Receipts, 37.83* bu. Sales at Smith’* ele
vator: 83.0C0 ba No 1 Spring at fUSOLSSKt and
on ’Change. Market active but'unsettled.
!StLMO No. 1 spring and winter receipts aud 125,003 do ftt
SlJftX.t «,OCO at f1.«[email protected]: 10*.(CO at U&3WX; clos
ing firm at tbe inside figure. Af tbe Newball Douse
ihl* evening the market active and firmer. Sties:—
1*5,000 bn winter receipts at ?; JTGIS7K.
Oats—Steady, Bales; 1,000 ba No summer re
ceipts at tCXc. ■
If h up your Furs In Cedar Camphor £WCedar«23
’ Cedar Camphor, deadly at once to
Slotlis, millers and all Bags
breathing through their skins. All Drneglatsaill ».•
Factored only by Uama & cLapmao. Bwtoh.
ap2s-d6CC-lt LORD & SMITH, Chicago.
IKK. —If you-want \lie best writing
fluli In use, call at
aad get a bottle of SMITH'S AMERICAN INK.
Country trade eopplied. ap2^-a629-it
eenne plant.
The mat fame which this medlclno has acquired,
both here and throughout the Armies of the West
and Scuta, as a remedy lor Dtarrnma, Dysentcr. and
all relaxed condition of the bowels, almost precludes
the necessity of advertisire U In tal» cl y; but »a
there are 4 many strangers in oar midst who my be
iorerinc from these compiolnfs, caused either br
change of climate, water or food, we would remind
them that this medlclno noisesacs wonderful efficacy.
In onr Almanac will be round the testimony of Brig.
Gen' Fllz Henry Warren. U. S. vols.. Col, S. 11. Lorn;,
us A Odet Topi Eng'rs: Major P. W Crane,
muter *U S A :'Capt. 8. Hoyt, C.S.,Army of die
Cumberland? andM. b Mepham A Bro., bo. 81 North
Sacondet. Prepared only by J-A C. MAGUIitE.
Druggists, southwest corner of Second
Jirt O lTe .?r«U?M>I •«“> brtUdijclil.. B.tr.rf
Sr innTMprrplm cenu oer bottle.
°KS- Jfta wlSeile byS. SCOVIL, 7U Randolpb-st.
. apS-c3.*>4l6t rßiarma-pet ■ .
bottle'SSwtfci *
: wtvk 15J?*ir aL \'\ »***«o i tacßcln. IncaseoJfcllcx*
•in , P to xeto’B tbs on?ty bottle* sni tato
■ -ss
£4r& aflorniaemnita.
A. J. LEFT.” sines the bereaved wife of a Calon
soldier. In a ballad by Llllla Dowling, lust published
br ROOT A CADY, and advertised In another
column. It Is easy and plaintive with a popular
rj thtnlc movement. ap3j-dM7-lt
-I. CINE COLLEGE will open June 15tb f to continue
until October IStb. When the term opens the build
ings will be la better order, and much more conve
niently arranged than before the fire. For terms, de
scription of uniform. Ac., apply to the rector
ap2>d6E3-6w Racine College. Ractne. ffU.
XJ OTICE—The co-partnership here
i-Y tofore existing between the nndersiencd,known
as the firm of SIIIPLET & PHILLIPS. Druggists,
this day dissolved by mutual consent.
A- Phillips will continue the basinets at the old
stand, and collect all claims for or against the said
firm. apl2s-d638-lt
tesshers can buy
efbestguallty and at lowest rate**. ofIISNRTM.
SHERWOOD, 112 Dearborn street. Send for au lllus
trated catalogue. ap2S-dEC3-St-n way-pet
LARD OIL—We are Manuiactur
tag and have constantly on band
ill Qualities of Superior Lard Oil.
L0,58ap3. d2337t-net card of Trade Bolldlog
inn mares wanted-
UK tot* hands hhth. Will payevhnn
delivery at Wm. Tatrlek’s SUDlc.Jtate and' Adams
some experience In Architectural Enzlueerlnf
end Mechanical Drawing, or themtktocof Diagrams,
can find employment tor Inquiring at the office of if.
W. PHILLIPS & CO,,N. E. corner of Lake and Clark
streets. ap24-t:BUKs|.uct
Steamer CITT OF NEW TOBK, C. J. Chadwick.
.Master, will leave this (MONDAY) evening, April 25,
at ven o’clock. For freight orpaajage upply to J.
U. GLBJN.first door north of Wells street bridge;
ortoN J HOWE, Agent, foot of North Losalle st.
np2l dCW-2:-nct
A new. novel, useful and ornamental piece of fur
niture." Must be seen to be appreciated.
Alexander J. Cerz,
Call and examine.'
State Band County Rights for Sale
Apply at N0.3229 Randolph street, New York House
Ae. bishop,
• Late of and successor to
H. Wrnjrcx «t Co., (zstadlished 1915,)
And Dealei la*
No* 16 SontH Jefferson St*,
aplS-dIOT-St-M-TAa-aet « CHICAGO, ILL.
453 & 44 STATE STREET,
Opposite City Hotel, Chicago.
O. S LITLCr. L. Lknxs. 3. Q. DAT.
(Successors to Butler A Huotj
Manufacturers and Wbolcsslf
48 State Street* Chicago*
|a&-t7&p-u*w net
AWNINGS. —We have a fine and
large assortment of
Plain and Fancy Cotton and Linen Duck*
Awnicgs and Window Screeaa
For dwellings and stores, and will make and put nr
..ntosion «mrt -o,U--,, ERT BlnmAI!D 4 ca<
Ship Chandlers and Ball Makers, 2CS and 207 So. Water
street. mtl3-al£6-34l n wArnet
Ship tbandlers,
Offer for sale a tall assortment of
Ootton and Hemp Canvass, Wool Sacking, Sails
Tents, Awnings, Flags, &c.
209' South Water Street.
the former popular and eloanent Rector of
Trinity Chorea, will deliver a Lecture at Bryan H»U.
On MONDAY EVENING, April 25th,
?or the Benefit of the Building Fund of Christ Church.
Ticket*, Fifty Cents. To be had at the Berk Stores
of Messrs. 9. c. Griggs & Co , \7. B.Kefcn nml Wm.
G. Holmes, anrt i>rug Stores of Messrs. John Par
•oos and Bock 4 Rsynsr. ao2s*d6oJdt
Olnclndftc .VW) fine Peach, from the Hast, Craw
fords and other b, In perfect order, lit and 2d sizes, 810
to 318 per 100. .
5.000 let clues standard Piar, Bartlett. Flemish Bean
ty, Seckfl.AcnlOO £3O. Also 3,C00 Dtrarfr.
SOO extra Peach on Plum #5 dozen.
5.000 each Catawba. Concord, Delaware Orapea,
s ;roQ|T' one and two year. Also
'Evergreens, Shade Trees, Rohca, Shrubs*
Dublicp, Verbenas, Japan Lilies, &c«,
With 10.000 2d class Apple, good named sorts, will bo
sold very low to cUar the ground.
5.000 each Qpapc Orance and Honey Locust, strong
plants, for hedplng. flOpcr 1,000.
ap2s*d6S9*lwp&w F. K. PHOENIX.
We have a very large and beautiful stock of the
Ever offered is this mrrket which wc are prepared to
famish to
Families; Markets, Saloons,
Or other eoninmer* In any part of the city, or sell by
(up hundred panda or over at our Ice Depots on
Orove etreet or Arch Rood, at the very LOWEST
tST Beware of old combinations and do not commit
-ourselves to other parties without seeing as.
Dealers In Willow Spring ice. Office comer MudJ
ton and Dearborn etreeii. ap2>d(3Mt
g prTn G BOOKS'!
by Edward S. Band, Jr. Price
THE PARLOR GARDENER. N Price 73 cents. ,
ISTS, (in new Borins of desirable drawing copies.)
Price 50 cents.
Thomas Rowbotbam. Price 40 cents.
Sold by all Principal Booksellers, and sent bymai;
postpaid by the Publishers.
rson tux actuor'b jdvaxcx sussts.
Tbe Brand of Society.
by miss nr. e. bbaddon,
Author of “Aurora Floyd,"“Lady Audley's Secret,”
“Lady Lisle," ‘Darrell Markham,” etc.
Price 78 Cents*
Tba following Novels by Miss Broddon have been
recently published:
TDRIE IIEES DEAD - - Price 50c.
LADV lISIX - - - Frits 50t.
UAEEIXL MiBKIIiM ■ - - Prite 50e.
HLDLEY CiBLEO.V - - Prite 25t.
Uoplesof. the above books sent by mall,to anyad
drest-, free of postage, on receipt ofthe price,
published by .
Also for sale byall Booksellers m this place.
To the merchants of the Western Sfatc* !■ offered ‘the
largest,berit and .cheapest stock of
Wood & Willow Ware
CliUdcexu Gabs* Gigs, Cradles, Carta*
TTbeelbarrowij fre,
107 Btmth W.tor StTMt, Chiago.
lor Darla’ Patent Churn andßutUcTYork*
er,“tbebeettatbß-WDrld. M ,
mhlO-o£664Ct CAT hon a w net '
Ncto aibcrti'sements.
Dining Rooms, Etc.
50.000 Brown Blanks,
75.000 Buff Blanks, .
125,000 "White Blanks,
40)000 Satins.
bew stthes op
70 Lake Street,
Shades pat up on abort notice.
Bed Furnishings and Upholder's Goods.
E. G. li. FAXON, 70 Lafre Street.
Banking and exchange
The hifLcet premiam paid for
5-20 Coupons,
Aud Canada Money.
Gold rateS'jaM for. 5-20 Coups.
X am also taking at beat rates Bank He tea ol
Free Indiana,
Free Ohio,
And New Jersey.
Parties in the country c&s send to by express
Free ot Charge, and I will remit on day of receipt in
Mew York Exchange or Legal Tender Kolas at cur
rent rates. »• i -
w. n. maliort, ’=
34 _ Clark Street.
141 Lake Street,
Sepring and Summer
Car stock of DBESS GOODS la very fine comprulng
In part*
Plain and Plaid Poplins, Alpacas,‘Bohbaiz
Cloths, Menaces in ail Colors, Delaines,
Scotch Plaids, Travelling Goods,
Mourning Goods in great
We have a large assortment of
Cotton, both Brown and Bleached,
We ore offering onr nsoal txtftDalvo assortment of
Sprint and bummer
Made under onr own supervision from tho choicest
New York and Paris styles. RICH CLOAKS AND
PLAIPS made up Inalithc new etylea. HOOD CIR
Merchants visiting oar city to replenUh their stocks,
will find a toll stock of these goods, which wo will
wholesale at very low fignros.
In all tbe new stylfs of
Paisley, Stella, Eroche and Lamba Wool.
I.ecelved this day fresh from tbo mvnaCactory—the
treat curable and stylish goods La giarsct.
Parasols and Sun Umbrsllas
A Itrge Btcct, bought before tbe recent advance la
prices, and will be eold lower thou can elsewhere be
lonnd In the city.
Ladies’ and Mines’ Straw Hats,
In aUtt enow styles and colors—very low.
SlbbOXkSy Trimming. Buttons, £m*
broideries. Laces* Hosiery,
Ctloves of all kinds*
A large stock of Spring and Summer
iJassircera, Tweeds and Mixtures,
For Men and Boys* wear—just opened.
in great variety—Silks, In black and all colors—a fine
: s-onment.
We Invite acarefnl examination of tho above goods,
as we ore satisfied wc cannot be undersold.
ap2s-d633-3t iw*r-net 111 Lake Street.
Manofactured aad for sole by
63 State Street.
sp2?-dSIC-St-ne t
Photographers, atten-
The urderalened haring cojurtnerahlp for
tie pnrp oß ® carrying on the
Would respectfully Inform tbe photograobera of this
city and abroad that they bare received a splendid
stock of photographic materials. Cameras. Albums,
excellent Albumen Paper, (Which is warranted) ana
Chemical* of me purest kina, aud that they art now
• ready to fill promptly alt orders.
- ap2Ldl9t-lt ’ 81 Randolph street,3dflofir,--
Iffto aibmtsemrnts.
mss & gossase
W. M. ROSS & CO.,
At tbelr OLD STAS'D,
167 and 169 Lake Street,
Would call tlie attention of
those trutiny
to tfaelr superb stock notr on
exhibition* comprising
anil or alt the cliolce and rare,
styles of tills season's imports*
In noTcl and unique designs and
or the richest materials* con*
stoutly on hand or made to
Also* a most complete Htock or
house mmm mm,
at lower prices than naual in
this morhot*
Orders by JHail
will hate ospeclal attention,
and perfect •atinlactioii will be
Samples sent by post when re
Concern Ery-y One to Answer.
Are you bald?
Does your hair, fan off?
Has year hair become thin?
Is It tnmlD'rsray before Its time?
Are yon troubled with Itching, burning gestation of
the scalp ?
Are yon troubled with dandruff?
Are you troubled with what la called Scrofula or
HaTeyoubadtheEryslpelfs,and!oftyourhalr? -
Have yon bad tbe Measles, and lost It?
Haye yon bad tbe Tppbold Fever, and lost It?
Bare yon had the Brain Ferer, and lost tt?
Hate yon lost your hair by any sickness?
Do you wish luxuriant balr? ,
Do you wish son ana matrons balr?
Do you wish gray balr restored ?
Do yon wish your whiskers glossy?
Do you wish them restored In color ?
Do you want a dressing? . •
Do yon want It children?
Do yon want it lor yourself, foe-father cr mother,
for brother, Hater or friend?
Do yon want tbe best preparation out for dressing,
.stimulating, protecting, restoring the color, and ren
dering soft, silky and 1 astro as, the Homan Hair?
If so, wa warrant
Distilled Restorative
To I>e Uneqnilled, and Superior to any Prepa
ration ever Compounded and offered
to tbe PakUe.
It costa bat (1 for one bottle, or six bottles for IS,
and la Bold by druggists and dealers everywhere*
C. 6. CI&EK & CO., Proprietors.
LORD A SMITH, Chicago, Tillable, General
Agents. - fB29T3M-‘JBmw*»-a8»
Sara removed from 80. 25 to their Elegant, Hew
and Spacious
Nos. 10, 12 and 14 Lake street
Where they have now ready for
Much the Largest, Handsomest, Best Assorted, ant
Cheapest Stock of
Umbrellas, Parasols, Canada Hats.
Palm Leaf Hats, Sbaher Hoods,
misses’, and Chil
dren’* Hats, dee*,
Bought before tae recent advance, and win be o*
lertd to all buyers at LOW PHICE3.
MEBCHARTHfrca an parts of the West will fln4
it much to their advantage to examine an EXTKV
making their purchases.
tWORDiiEfI shallracslve special sad prompt at
te»-vs4!Wotnet it-wjkv ,
Table Ware, Vases, Mantle Orna
ments, and Housekeeping
Goods, Etc.,
We Invite an examination of onr
Superior Goods and Low Prices.
31 Lake Street 31
In our Hew, Elegant, and Spacious
ftp2o-«33Mtßry4iciiet Importers, Jobbers, Etc.
303 Itandolph Street,
Manufacturer and Dealer In
Have In store a large and elegant assortment of' rleb
Parlor, Chamber, Library and Dining-Baom
. StlitS,' r ,
Alto a fine assortment of medium aid tevprloeJ
rurnunre. idapted to ibe wants of tbfl tr- ae *
• aptoo2sC.:Bt-ce;^-u
Nets aMtmsmniw
& CO.,
44 LAKE:
fthaohetoms aad Jobbers of
Wchold brfarthe hearlont and most
varied stock of Cutlery In the West*
comprising every conceivable style ana
Saltern. ot ont owu manufacture* nn*
er onr well known brand, k(i Western
Knife Co., 9 ’ and a« we are receiving
heavy shipments of new goods every
week, we shall continue to offer them,
to the trade at the smallest possible ad*
vance on old rates* We have recently
added to onr business a full and com
plete line of
Which, astro have extra facilities with
the manufacturers* we offer to the
FREIGHT ADDED. To merchauta
and dealers wc would say, you will find
It greatly to your advantage to so
through oar stock, before buying else
We have a fall and complete stock of
Spoons, Fishing Tackle, Gunsmiths)
material and sporting Apparatus, al
ways on hand.
• pg-dflSMt
Artificial Flowers, &c.
166 lake-St., Sd floor
10-40 BONDS
Authorized by the Act or March.
3, l«0b
This Lean bean date March Ist. ISW, la redeemable
at the pleasure of the Government. alter tea jean,
and payable forty jaan from date, bearing Interest at
five per cent, per annum, payabloin Coin annoallj os
Bonds not over One Bandied Dollars, and saml-annu
ally on all other Bond*.
(he Third National Bank
Fiscal Agent of tlie United States,
la new prepared to receive subscription* to the new
TEB-FORTT LOAN at par. In Treasury Betas off
Rational Currency.
Subscribers win receive bonds bearing Interest front
date of deposit with us. at par, or II they prefer, win
reedra full coupon bonds by paying accrued interest
In coin, (or Treasury Rotes or Rational currency, by
adding fifty per ctnt-for premium,) from March first
to date of subscription.
Coupon Bonds are now nearly ready for delivery,
and registered bonds win be, on or before thaSOthcf
To Bsnks and Bankers investing In these securities
lor themselves os for re-sale a commission will be al
Subscriptions may be sent to this Bank, tree of
charge, by either the United States or American Ex
JAMBS IT. BO)WBR. President.
AMOS T. HALL. Ylco President.
Inn Bourns, Cashier. ap23-dstt)-aet
10-40 BOHBB
Principal and Interest Payable in Gold.
U. S. Depository
Fas been Appointed agent for the TER-FORTT Lota,
eaJ-wIU receive ('nDicriptloriA for tbe same at Pas
in United fctates or national Bank Botes.
Interest will begin on tbe day ol deposit with title
Bank, >
Subscriber* who prefer'!t can have bonds bearlnjr
Interest from March Ist, ISW. by paying the interest
scented from that day to the date of subscription,
either in goto or U. B. currancy, If paid In the latter,
fifty per cent, lot premium most bo added to the
sironn of Interest, ontll farther notice.
»u>uuu~ wt wu,u mi kuu uviilo.
Bemltatcesicr subscriptions, marked "9. C. First
Rational Bask, Chicago,’ 1 may be sent by the Am err
can or United States Express Companies, to this
Bank. free of charge.
Dasha and Bankers will be allowed a commission
on «1> subscription* sent to this ofllee.
aplg-dlfie-ti-DCt E. B. BRAISTTO. Caabt.
10-40 5 per Cent, Loaa.
We are receiving Subscriptions at par for
U. S. 10-40 BONDS.
Principal and Interest payable in Gold*
Interest to eomimnce on day of Subscription, or on
March Ist, by paying the accrued Interest In Gold or
lu Treasury Rotes at any per cent, fbr premium onttt
further nonce.
. Subscriptions men be paid in Rational Bank Correa
cy or Treasury Rotes.
Lemlttaoces of <SOO and upwards may be Benton
oar contract with the American or U.S. Express
psntes, and Bonds delivered free of charge.
Banka and Bankers will be allowed the usual com*
minion, they paying their own Kzpresssgo.
iktti Coupon ami Registered Beads are Issued for
th.B Loan of ttesame denotnlnatior's as 5-30 s. Jba
Interest on <sa or <IOO payable yearly—on aU o{hex
d-nomlnstlons half-yearly.
Bankers tad Agsnt for tbe 10-40 Loan,
Crmcr of CT.rk and South Water streets. Chicago.
Maumee City, Ohio,
These well known and (astir celebrated Hills, loca
ted co the fcrle and Wabash Canal, and nesrthe sta
tion of the Wabash Valley Railroad, consisting of a
Flouring Hill with foar run o! Barrs, and all the late
Improvements and capacity for manufacturing uo to
2Cu brl* floor a. day, and a large costom work, fbr
which there 1* a separate machinery. A.good Saw
MID and Lath Mill; abundance of water-15>i feetfoll,
poaseealag the advantage of the first lease iron the
Stats of Ohio* at this place. Also, two Frame Stores,
two Frame Hocacs, Coooer Shop, Barrel House, Sta
ble?, Wagcn She Is, with ten lots of land.
We would call the atteatlon of capitalist to these
Hills, baying a splendid water power and cheaply
controlled, with tbe first light to Ue« the same front
the State. These mills are located In one of the finest
wheat growing countries-of the yalleyoftha Mau
mee, with the advantage of obtaining grain by
from tbs Wabash Valley, and boating the same di
rectly to tbe Mill, there elevated, earing all expense
a handling. The facility of stocking the Saw Mills
with the finest Oak, Black Walnut,and White wood,
from the bonks of the Manmee and Its tributaries,
and the Wabash Talley, via canal, with unaorpneed
facilities of shipping Flour or Lumber by canal or
rai’road. North. South, or East, and a home market
for all the feed and offal, at a good price, showing
conclusively that as a property for Investment or use
It Is rarely equated.
Q£o. B. POMEROY, Toledo, OMol
% *orW. v. A' rinht. Colonel and Chief Eutrtneer U.S.
MiLßallroad Division of thu MtftdaslppU
To work.co United States Military Ballroada la the
Division of the Mlsslnippl.
Five Hundred Laborers at one dollar and Ally cents
and a tatloi per day.
I rte Hundred Track Layer* at two dollar* and dfly
cents and a ration per day.
The Government fannah trnn*port»tJon from Chi
cs eo to the work, and return If honorary dlsrhanred.
The men are allowed for Weir lime while traveling
to the work If honorably discharged, bat not when
retprrjne. „ .
Tbv Government fnrnUh tenia, camp ntcasus ana
provisions w Vill l *£tWTand
The men will be sent forward m parties of Arty ana
Upward*. Fay monthly. nomcEIL It Dsarbom
Apply attUe omcoof t-®* * W3 Sp£lda»fttaeft
street up w»»!e .
I We* Tor* and Philadelphia
Saturday, April ISth.
CITY of LO*J*>* ::::::: - <• 23rd.
yKrit. ' '*• “ SOUu
85f*C»tii. to Cork*or-Urorpool* m.
T*ird 800 Utarpool cr Qoesnitoirn to
tocomoDT. Foe
Stt«rtofortL«loo ii(iA
” BonthweaC comer Lake and Cltfk atreeU*
mhSfrblTtim W r*«M(

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