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e Pennsylvania regiments to-day. The President introduced the Governor and Mrs. Curtin, Secretary Cameron and General McClellan, who were received with enthusiastic cheering. A hand-shaking then took place, General McClellan cordially greeting officers and men. Each man had something cheering to say to the General. One man said, General, we are anxious to wipe out Bull Run; hope you will allow us to do it soon? Very soon, if the enemy does not run, was the prompt response. At last Captain Barker, of the Chicago cavalry corps, composing the escort, appealed to the troops not to crowd the General too hard, or shake his hand too much, as before he slept he had a long way to travel, and much writing to do with the hand they were shaking. He promised if they would fall back the General would say a few words to them. They instantly complied, when the General, removing his hat, spoke as follows:-- Soldiers: We have had our last retreat. We have seen our last defeat. You stand by
d in situations to support them. After remaining about three hours waiting in vain for the rebels to make an attack — in fact, inviting them to it — the skirmishers advanced and occupied Lewinsville, the rebels retreating. A portion of the troops under Brigadier-General Porter also advanced and occupied Miner's Hill, to the right of Fall's Church, and commanding that village and Barrel's Hill, which latter was in possession of rebel pickets. General McClellan and staff, accompanied by Captain Barker's McClellan Dragoons, crossed Chain Bridge early this morning, spending the whole day in reconnoissance from the new positions taken by the Federal troops. The ship John Clark, anchored in Lynn Haven Bay, having dragged her anchor in a storm to within a mile and a half of the shore, was opened upon by a rebel battery of five guns with shot and shell. The U. S. steamer Daylight went to the rescue, and engaged the battery with three guns, drove the rebels from their works, and assist
ts, and loaded with what the soldiers of the Massachusetts Sixth regiment call Baltimore rations, (stones and brickbats,) sailed for the South, to be sunk at the entrances of certain harbors. Seven divisions of troops, embracing all arms of the service, and about seventy thousand men, were reviewed, on the Potomac, by General McClellan and staff, accompanied by the President and cabinet, the diplomatic corps, &c., all of whom were mounted. The General was escorted by his body guard (Major Barker's dragoons) and two regiments of regular cavalry — in all nearly two thousand mounted men. The salute was fired from fifteen batteries of artillery — about a hundred guns — and the whole was witnessed by between twenty and thirty thousand spectators. Colonel Burchard and twenty-four men of Jennings' brigade attacked Captain Hays, with one hundred and fifty rebels, at the latter's place of residence (near Kansas City) to-day, and succeeded in driving them away, burning Hays' house, an<
ptured three generals, six thousand prisoners of war, one hundred siege pieces, and several field batteries, with immense quantities of small arms, tents, wagons, horses and provisions. Our victory is complete and overwhelming. We have not lost a single man. The guerrillas in Western Virginia are still troublesome. Two secessionists belonging on the Valley River, in the upper end of Marion County, were shot this day by a detachment of Capt. Showalter's company. Their names were Sack Barker and Levi Ashcraft. A band of guerrillas (supposed to belong to the same gang from which Riblet and Conway were captured) had taken prisoners a couple of young men, soldiers in Capt. Showalter's company, and their comrades in rescuing them captured the two guerrillas above named, and killed them on their attempting to escape. This took place near Texas, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.--N. Y. Tribune, April 15. Jefferson Davis proclaimed martial law over the department of East-Tenne