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woods. One hundred thousand men have occupied the whole line opposed to us. Eight thousand staid at Yorktown alone until two o'clock this morning, then left post haste, spiking all the guns which they could not remove, and burying percussion torpedoes in the various approaches and gateways. I had scarce entered the fort second from the river when a frightful explosion took place, where a group of men were standing in the quadrangle. One of the New-York Thirty-eighth (which regiment, Col. J. H. Ward, first occupied this strong-hold) men had trodden on the spring of an infernal rebel machine. Two soldiers were killed, I think, and others wounded. Just afterward the McClellan dragoons came on, leading the van of the army. They pressed up toward the main entrance of the rebel rifle-pit, (across the Williamsburgh road,) where we had already unearthed several sunken bombs and suspected others were concealed. I thought some casualty would occur, and watched the progress of the long c
oad, as I expected it would, I believe we would have driven back the enemy and have recaptured our artillery, lost before I came on the field. The gallant manner in which the brigade fought when led into action the next day by the gallant Col. J. Hobart Ward, shows what it would have done if it had taken part in the battle of the previous day. Through what misunderstanding or counter-orders it was kept back, I am unable to say. I have since learned that Gen. Kearny gave the orders. After thdirection, a portion of the brigade to the left of this road. The ground was so boggy that the artillery, after making the attempt to follow, had to return. Gen. Birney's brigade, on the right of Gen. Hooker, and now under the command of Col. J. Hobart Ward, promptly and gallantly supported the former. After some firing, Gen. Hooker made a gallant charge with the bayonet, leading himself the Fifth and Sixth New-Jersey against the rebel troops, and driving them back nearly a mile. In Sickles
d by Gen. Sickles's brigade. It was found impossible to move the artillery of this division from its position on account of the mud. On coming near the woods, which were held by the enemy in force, Gen. Hooker found Gen. Birney's brigade, Col. J. Hobart Ward in command, in line of battle. He sent back to hasten Gen. Sickles's brigade, but ascertained that it had been turned off to the left by Gen. Heintzelman to meet a column advancing in that direction. He at once made the attack with the two New Jersey regiments, calling upon Col. Ward to support him with Gen. Birney's brigade. This was well done, our troops advancing into the woods under a heavy fire, and pushing the enemy before them for more than an hour of hard fighting. A charge with the bayonet was then ordered by Gen. Hooker with the 5th and 6th N. J., 3d Me., and 38th and 40th N. Y., and the enemy fled in confusion, throwing down arms and even clothing in his flight. Gen. Sickles, having been ordered to the left, form
hes to Gen. Halleck: Aug. 29, 10 P. M. Not hearing from you, I have sent orders. to Gen. Franklin to place himself in communication with Gen. Pope as soon as possible, and at the same time cover the transit of Pope's supplies. Orders have been given for railway and wagon trains to move to Pope with least possible delay. I am having inspections made of all the forts around the city by members of my staff, with instructions to give all requisite-orders. I inspected Worth and Ward myself this evening; found them in good order. Reports, so far as heard from, are favorable as to condition of works. Aug. 29, 10 P. M.--Your despatch received. Franklin's corps. has been ordered to march at six o'clock to-morrow morning. Sumner has about 14,000 infantry, without cavalry or artillery, here. Cox's brigade of four regiments is here, with two batteries of artillery. Men of two regiments, much fatigued, came in to-day. Tyler's brigade of three new regiments, but littl
bana, Va., 227, 229, 235, 236, 268. Upton's Hill, Va., 73, 92, 95, 513-515, 521, 531, 536, 547, 568. Van Alen, Gen., 341. Van Reed, Capt., 602. Van Vliet, Gen. S., 83, 114, 128, 129, 303. Vienna, Va., 514, 515, 517, 521. Vincent, Lieut., 597. Van Hammerstein, Maj. H., 123, 311. Von Kleizer, Capt., 589. Von Radowitz, Lieut.-Col. P., 123, Wadsworth, Gen. J. S., 226, 241, 540-542. Wagner, Lieut. O. G., 125, 311. Wagner, Col., 45, 517. Walker, Gen. W. H. T., 573. Ward, Col. J. H., 383. Warren, Col. G. K., at Hanover C. H., 370, 373 ; Malvern, 433 ; Antietam, 601. Warrenton, Va., 240, 509-511, 529. Warwick C. H., Va., 254, 259, 260, Warwick river, Va., 261-266, 272, 274, 289, 319. Washington, D. C., isolated from West, 42; defenceless, 66; accessible after Bull Run, 67, 68, 73, 87 ; fortifications, 68 ; order restored, 70 ; earthworks, 72 ; people of, and McClellan, 74 ; positions of troops, 79, 80 ; prepared, 80, 169 ; strengthening army, artillery at, 88
A., 243. Townsend, Geo. M., 31, 81, 155, 156, 204, 205, 242, 255, 359, 362, 382, 395, 397, 409, 425, 439. Trefry, Win. A., 149,151, 162, 201, 303, 304, 305, 306, 338. Tremlett, Maj. H. M., 79. Tripp, Lieut. Col., 177. Turkey Run, 133. Tyler, Gen., 241, 243, 250. U. Upperville, 110. V. Vicksburg, 99, 125. W. Wadsworth, Gen., 107. Wapping Heights, 110. Walker, Wm., 68. Warburton, Hiram B., 116, 152, 163, 183, 349, 350, 402. Ward, Franklin, 47, 48, 49, 151. Ward, Gen., J. Hobart, 110, 156. Warren, Gen. G. K., 127, 142, 143, 154, 172, 175, 178, 182, 193, 194, 217, 218, 228, 249, 254, 301, 307, 328, 329, 381. Warrenton, 110, 112, 113, 117, 118, 132, 143, 155, 183. Webb, Gen. A. S., 381, 395. Wendall, R. B., 48, 49, 84. Whalen, Daniel, 350. Wheelock, Henry L., 28, 29. Wheelock, O. W., 209, 305. White, Augustus C., 84, 85, 203, 204, 231, 242. White, John D., 351. White, Maj., 51. White, House, 250, 257. Wilson, E. J., 200, 202, 242, 348, 349, 352,
wman, organizer of the negro regiments of Maryland. General Rawlings, Grant's chief of staff, telegraphs that there is a great panic in Richmond, caused by the movements of Sherman. Ten men, charged with being engaged in recruiting a guerrilla party for operations in Kentucky, were arrested by detectives in Cincinnati on last Thursday night. The Trenton Gazette states that John P. Stockton, of that city, is much more likely to be elected United States Senator than is General McClellan. The Dayton Empire contains the card of Mr. Vallandigham announcing that he "has resumed the practice of law." The Masons of the city of New York have taken initiative measures to supply the poor of the Sixth ward of that city with coal at cost. With the consent of the Common Council, they propose to erect sheds on the little square at "Five Points" to accommodate their enterprise. Brigadier-General J. Hobart Ward has been mustered out of the service of the United States.