upon an easy victory.
They counted without their host, however, as the sequel proved.
They met with a terrible defeat — a large proportion of them being killed and the reminder taken prisoners.
The Burnside expedition, it seems, was really fitted out for the purpose of making demonstration upon North Carolina --the point for which they are destined being Elizabeth City.
The nomination of Edwin M. Stanton at Secretary of War has been confirmed by the Senate.
Gilbert Rodman, chief clerk of the Treasury, died in Washington on the 18th instant of hemorrhage.
The confirmation of the appointment of General Simeon Cameron as Minister to Russia was deferred by the Senate on the 15th inst.
At a sale of Sea Island cotton in New York, 79 bales of "confiscated" Property, the prices were an average of 60 cents per pound.
The latest advices from Washington say there is no truth in the current report relative to additional changes in the Cabinet.