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LITTLE ROCK, : : : : : Sept. 29, 1862.
Camden, Sept. 27.—We hive the following by ^o-day’s express: Richmond papers of the 23d report that only a portion of ou’’ army has crossed the Potomac, but letters from Winchester to the Dispatch say our a: my crossed without losing a nt in or any commis sary stores. Gen. Sumner and another Yankee General sent a flag of truce after the battle, asking permission to bury their dead. Our loss is 5,000, that of the enemy about 20,000. The Enquirer says Maj. Gen. Anderson was wounded; Gens. Wright, Lawlon, Ripley, Alinsied, Ramsey and Cummings, slightly wounded; Gens. Starke and Bunch killed; Gen. Toombs was slightly wounded Mobile, Sept. 25.—A special to the Advertiser and Register, dated Charleston 22d, says that the whole of our army has not crossed from Virginia, but that Lee with the bulk of his army is in hot pursuit of McClellan, lie came up with him on Friday and continued pursuing towards Frederick. Yellow fever is raging at Wilmington, N. C. The tulyor telegraphed to day that it is epidemic. Richmond, Sept. 24.—In the Senate—Oldham, of Texas, submitted a series of resolutions, de claring tliat provost marshals had no authority 'whatever over citizens not belonging to the army, which was referred to the commiitee ou the judi ciary. Semmcs, from the committee ou fl tg and sea', presented a design for the seal of the Confe derate States, which,after some debat?, was adopt ed. It represents in the foreground a Confederate soldier in the position of charging bayonet—in the middle at a distance a woman with a child by her side in Iront of a church, both with their hands uplifted in an attitude of prayer. The motto is “ Our homes and the constitution.” In the Senate a bill was pissed to provide tor tbe temporary or ganization ol troops in the States or parts of States invaded or overrun by the enemy; also, the Senate bill confirming the rank of brigadier general on quartermaster generals. The military exemption bill was discussed until adjournment. Richmond, Sept. 21.—Lynchburg dates of to-day say that the Yankee columu recently routed by Jackson near Sheppardstown, was commanded by Burnsides. Four brigades of the enemy rushed across the river, when Jackson, precepitating his whole force upon them, they werelitterally mowed down. So many wore killed that the stream w:h almost d imed up with their bodies. About 15,000 prisoners were taken, and of the whole force, esti mated at 20,000, it is thought not more than 3,000 escaped. NORTHERN NEWS. Drs Anc, Sept. 23.—We take the following from the Memphis Bulletin of September 24th: Washington, Sept. 18.—There is nothing later than the dispatches of Gen. McClellan, dated this morning. It is conceded that the victory is a splendid one, as it is complete; and that the ene my will be utterly demoralized, before he can reach a place of safety. Washington, Sept 20.—Our loss in the recent fight is estimated at fifteen thousand in killed and wounded. We have captured about 10,000 priso oners; all of the Butternuts, with whom ]' have con versed, express themselves perfectly satisfied at *e change which has come over the spirit of their earns. They appear aware of the fact that they are in a very tight place, with a poor chance of escape. Most of the rebel prisone.s excuse them selves for getting caught in bad company, by say ing that the d—d Jeff Davis conscript got them into the army. The 2nd Wisconsin went iuto the fight yesterday one hundred snd fifty strong, and came out with fifty nine. The officer’s report is nineteen killed, (id wounded and 4 missing. This splendid crack regiment of the west which came to the Po tomac nearlyeleven hundred strong is now reduced to fifty-four fighting men. The force of the rebels engaged in the last battle is believed to be not less than one hundred thousand. They were command ed by Jackson and Longstreet. In the light of last Sunday, the rebel loss was eleven hundred killed, and five hundred prisoners taken. The rebels are still visible on the opposite shore in force. They have posted a large amount of artillery to prevent our forces from crossing the river. The officers of this army are unanimously of opirdon that Hooker lor Ids gallantry and bravery should be made a Brigadier General, in the regular armv, in the place made vacant by the death ol Mansfield Frederick, Md., Sept. 20.—A gentleman who left Hoonesboro last night says, that the fir ing was between ours and the rebel batteries across tire driver—the latter endeavoring to prevent cr pm uiit, at tire river banks; many co’nflicting re ports were received here, during the day of skir m hing with the rear guard of the enemy who were in full flight, for the Potomac. A gentleman who left McClellan's headquarters before the general started was informed that at 4 ■>’# ck B«rn»ide iiad crossed the Potomac, and was h arras sing tire rebel’s rear. The latest reports re ceived ar e that the rebels were forced to destroy a large ponton of their trains and spike and aban don much of their artillery to pr event their falling '■■toour hands, so closely were they pursued by the '”"on m ;nv. McClellan rode out towards the tront ** H o’clock, and was loudly and enthusiastic illy c“ei red, by tiie troops as he rode along. Harrisburg, Sept. 20—Accounts of the buttle of i Sharpsburg dont give any satisfactory result to the . public. I was on the field and saw it all. it was a splendid triumph. McClellan’s modesty has pre vented him from telling the people what the army lias really accomplished. Harrisburg, Sept. 19.—Governor Curtin is still at Hagerstown. A feeling of perfect security is now felt in offcial circles. Quile a number ol wounded have arrived here and at other points on the Cumberland Valley road. The news of McClellan’s great victory achieved to-day was received with great rejoicing. The troops here are urging ti^oe sent forward that they may yet assist in the gr^rt work. Baltimore^ Sept. 19.—The body of Gen. Mans-1 field arrived hpie to-day, and is being embalmed. | The 87th Ohio three months men from Harper’s Ferry, passed through here to-night for Philadel phia, on their way home. Philadelphia, Sept. 20.—The Press of this city publishes a special dispatch dated Middletown, Md., 18th, giving particulars of the reoccupation of Harper’s Ferry by Gen. Burnside's corps. Tbe rebels retreated leaving, all the cannon and stores behind, and several hundred of Gen. Mills’ men who had not been paroled. The federals crossed info Virginia on the bridges which were uninjured and pursued the rebels as far as Martinsburg. Baltimore, Sept. 2b.—A dispatch has just been received from a special army correspondent of the Baltimore |American, from Keelsville, via Fred erick, Md., Sept. 19th, saying that the rebel army retreated during Thursday night towards the Po tomac river. McClellan’s army was all in motion at an e irly hour this morning prepared to renew its offensive operations against the enemy. By 10 o’clock every road was crowded with our troops and trains moving towards the Potomac, across the Antietam Creek bridge. Twelve hundred rebel prisoners arrived here this morning from Frederick, captured by McClellan; they are now embarking for Ft. Delaware; another train is on the way; the prisoners are dressed in all manner of garbs and are very dirty and ragged. Head Quarters, Army of the Potomac, Satur day morning, Sept. 20.—The rebel army have suc ceeded in making their escape from Maryland.— They commenced to leave aboutdu-k on Thursday evening, and by daylight yesterday morning were all over except a small rearguard. They saved all their transportation and carried off all jtheir wounded but about 300. Between three and four hundred rebel stragglers were taken during the day by Pleasanton’s cavalry, who took the advance. Nearly every house in Sharps burg was stiurk by our sheila—two were burned. The citizens who remained escaped injury by stav ing in their cellars. The name given to this battle is the Antict ini. After our forces occupied the whole field, the rebel loss was found to be li>r greater, particularly in killed than at lir-t suppos ed—full 2,500 were found lying on the filed, while a larger number had been buried the day before by their friends. Their loss is in killed and wounded nat far from 18 to 20,000. The rebel Gens. Kip ley, Walker and Hays were wounded, and Clark kilied. The rtbels on Thursday night burned the railroad bridge and several houses at Harper’s Ferry. The citizens of Sandy Hook were fleeing to the country on Thursday night to escape from being impressed into the rebel service and carried into Virginia. Large details of men were made this morning to bury the remaining dead which had become offensive. Dus Arc, Sept 28th.—We make the following summary of news from the Memphis Bulletin of the 24th. ‘‘It is reported via Cairo that Rosen cratis has achieved a. brilliant victory over Price, at Iuka, Mississippi, and that Rosencrans was pur suing Price’s panic stricken army.” The first re port says'Confederates lost-five hundred killed and wounded, one thousand prisoners and thirty-six pieces artillery, and that federals lost four huu tired killed and wounded. The later accounts say that the probable loss on both sides, killed and wounded, was 800. That the federals cap tured 590 prisoners, and were in pursuit, and would probably capture Confederate artillery. Also, that Confederate Brig. Grid. Little was killed, and Brig. Genl. Whitfield wounded. 'I he lady who brought the paper from which the above is taken, says, before she left Memphis re ports conflicting with the above came in, but it seems all she could learn ol it was that Price cap tur'd 2,1)00 prisoners! There has recently been a delegation of men from Kentucky and Indiana, at Washington, urging on the administration the creation of a grand army of the north-west, to he under command of Governor Morton of Indiana. They pledge their section to crush out the rebel lion in the Mississippi valley, in ninety days, clear through to the gulf! Lincoln declines to enter lain the idea; It seems, according to the federal accounts, that all of Lee’s army has left Maryland, ami. has ar rived safely on the Virginia side of the Potomac, bringing with them immense quantities of quarter master and commissary stores. Federal Gen. Thos. Francis Meagher, was killed at the battle near Hagerstown, Md. A battle between Bragg and Buell, in Kentucky, is expected soon. On account of the great amount of sickness in the army at Helena, owing to the sickly location, it is hoped that Gen. Steele will soon move to some other point. The following account is given of the bombard ment of Natchez, and burning of Bayou Sara: About a week ago, as the Essex was cruising along in the river, the lookout reported the rebel gunboat W. II. Webb, in sight. Chase was im mediately given, and she was pursued past the guns at Vicksburg. The Essex then started down the river, and on reaching Natchez, sent a boat’s crew ashore for ice. The boat, on nearing the shore, was fired into by the rebels and ssveral of the crew wounded. For this act of temerity the whole shooting force of the Essex was brought to bear upon the ill starred city, about two hours and a half, when a deputation was sent down with a proposition to surrender the city and hoist the stars and stripes. Com. Porter then ordered the firing to cease, anti proceeded down the river until toft Bayou Sarah, where he came to a stop long enough to burn that ill-fated abode of rebels. There were two houses left standing; one belonging to a gen tleman, who is said to be friendly to the Union cause, and the other the property of a lady. We did not learn what insult was the immediate cause of this visitation of vengeance. On the l6rh, the federate surrendered at Mun fordville, Kv., to Gem Forrest. The federal force consisted of five regmients and two batteries.— Federate report that Gen. Sibley’s expedition in New Mexico has been destroyed, and Gen. Sibley murdered by his own men. Meeting of Governors.—By the following dis patch, addressed to Gov. Yates, of Illinois, it will be seen that steps have been taken for meeting of the Governors of the loyal states at Altoona this day, 24th: Coli mbl’s, O., Sept. 14th.— To Governor Yates, Springfield, 111.—We invite a meeting of the Gov ernors of the “ loyal states,” to be held at Altoona, Pennsylvania, on the 24th. Please reply to Gov. Curtin. (Signed) A. G. Curtin, David Tod, F. H. Pierpont. Jt has been surmised that the object of thn meeting is anything but patriotic. In the first place, it contemplates a meeting of only the more ultra republican governors, and for objects of the nr'St questionable character. It has been intimat ed that the negro is the object of this special move, and th it the participants wish to demand that the President shall change liis policy wherein it is not agreeable to the factious state executives, on pain of their disapj ri.bation— and of measures looking to a thwarting of his purposes and aims. r^hese intimations as to the object of the convention are not modified, hut rather strengthened by the fol lowing extract from a recent article in the St. Louis Democrat, in defence of the pioposed con ference. The Democrat says: “ The (^Pension of the shock to the nerves of the remainder of our conservative friends is quite apparent. They fear for the fate of a policy which they know to be rot ten and unable to stand the test of examination. They know that it has been a most miserable fail ure. They know that an overwhelming majority of tiie people are opposed to it. They believe that the governors of the several states, being more recent emanations from the people, and in closer ami constant contact with them, than the Presi dent, are more infused with their spirit than lie is. Have not the representatives of the people a rij^it to meet and talk about their own affairs? Hus the President become so oinnijiotent that his acts are not to be criticized, nor his ear be made the receptacle of his subjects’ petitions and sugges tions? The peril of the times points, not to anar chy, it points towards central:zation and usurpation of power. Such cons> rvatism as some of our co temporaries preach, would make the president a despot iu fact, and liberty but the shadow of a name.” “It, seems then,” says the St. Louis News, “that this Governors’ conference has been called to coun teract, annul, or resist a policy that is the policy of Ihe government which is declared to be rotten, unable to withstand the test of examination, and a most miserable failure. This work is to be done by the governors of certain states, who, being more recent emanations of the people, assume to have the authority of dictating to the president his policv, and in the event of his refusing to accept it, of the thwarting his measures, even to the overthrow of his administration, and the degradation ol the government. To us this movement, however well intended, looks very much like another long step towards an irrecoverable dismemberment of tire Union. The southern states lit a movement whose beginnings were no more alarming than this pro posed Altoona conference, assumed to secede from the Union, seizing the federal property, withhold ing the federal taxes, and disobeying the federal laws. If the Altoona conference of governors should, and what assurance have we that they will not agree to pursue a similar course, with the un den tanding that each governor who disobeys and defies the president, shall be supported by all the others. It this meeting results, as it is most likelv to result, in an offensive and defensive league against federal government, then the federal o-o vernment becomes no government at all, but a de graded, insulted and over ridden phantom, existing merely by sufferance, and limited to the District of Columbia.”