Sergeant Butterworth, of the N. Y. Fire Zouaves, was shot by a sentry at Alexandria, Va., through his failure to give the word when challenged.--N. Y. News, May 27.
An attempt to poison the Union forces in Missouri, by means of arsenic in the bread, was betrayed by a negress.
The Missouri troops, organized under the requisition of Governor Jackson, refused to disband, according to the terms of agreement between General Harney and General Price.--St. Louis Democrat, May 24ty-five hundred District of Columbia troops, also participated in the movement on Virginia — making in all 13,000 men.--N. Y. Times, May 25.
A little before 5 o'clock A. M., the commander of U. S. steamer Pawnee, lying in the Potomac, off Alexandria, Va., sent a flag of truce to the rebel forces, giving them one hour in which to withdraw from the town.
At five, the steamers Baltimore and Mount Vernon, with the N. Y. Fire Zouaves, made fast to the wharf.
As the steamers approached, the rebe