A party of twelve, of the New York Zouave regiment, were taken prisoners by the rebels, a short distance above Newport News, Va. Lieutenant Zellen, who was in command of the party, was arrested for cowardice.--The Iron Bridge, over Green River, at Mumfordsville, Kentucky, was blown up by the rebels.
A communication in the Cincinnati Commercial, headed The contraband Institution, objects to the return of fugitive slaves by the soldiers — because it exhibits the Government as a voluntary patron of slavery; and degrades the soldiers.--(Doc. 79.)
This afternoon, at a point fourteen miles south of General Rosecrans' advance, and eight miles from the Rebel encampment on Green River, in Western Virginia, a detachment of forty men of the Thirty-ninth Indiana regiment attacked three hundred rebels, half of which were cavalry, without loss, killing five and wounding three.
The whole rebel force was driven back beyond Bacon Creek.--Baltimore American, October 15.