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ing of the 2d inst. information was received at these headquarters that the enemy was advancing in force upon Springfield, with the evident intention of giving us battle, either at the place where our army were encamped, or to meet us, could we march out. Preparations were at once made to meet the rebel army, and in a few hours everything was in complete order for battle. About noon on the same day, an officer from Gen. Hunter's division arrived, bringing the unconditional order from Washington to General Fremont, to be superseded by the first mentioned commander. Immediately Gen. Fremont announced to the army that he was about to leave, and desired that the obedience and devotion be shown to his successor that had been shown to him. The camp, on it being communicated to them that their General was about to depart, were at once in a semi-mutinous condition, and only the timely exertions of General Fremont prevented the most fearful consequences. As it was, several regiments thr
only be construed into a proposed or ultimate resistance to the enactments of Congress, and rebellion to the Federal authorities. The muster rolls of this division having been completed and sent to Washington, officers and soldiers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of paymasters, with the reward of their labors and sufferings. The State prisoners in Fort Warren--Release of Capt. Shields. Boston, Nov. 6. --Parker H. French has been sent to Fort Warren. By orders from Washington the following political prisoners were discharged at Fort Warren this afternoon, after taking the oath of allegiance: Capt. H. L. Shields, formerly of the United States army, arrested October 25; William Gilchrist, arrested in Philadelphia October 25; William Eakins, of Richmond, Va., arrested at Philadelphia August 26; Peter Riley, of Charleston, S. C., arrested September 23. Arrival of Lieut. Kurtz in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Nov. 6. --Lieut. Kurtz. of the United States n