The rebels advanced again to-wards Cincinnati, Ohio, as far as Florence, and drove in the Union pickets.
Colonel McNeill had a two hours fight with Porter's gang of guerrillas, near Shelburne, resulting in the complete rout of the latter, with a loss of two killed and a number wounded. Col. McNeill captured twenty wagons and a number of horses and guns.--Ponchatoula, La., was occupied  by the National forces under Major George C. Strong, of Gen. Butler's staff.--(Doc. 208.)
Harper's Ferry, Md., surrendered to the rebels under the command of Gen. Jackson, after a contest of three days duration.--(Doc. 120.)