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January 16.


General James G. Blunt having discovered that certain attorneys and war claim agents, in his military district, had been guilty of endeavoring to incite dissatisfaction and insubordination among the soldiers, issued an order to his subordinates, authorizing the arrest of all such offenders, and that they be sent to his headquarters at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with the charges against them preferred.--Commander Couthouy, and the officers of the United States steamer Columbia, which vessel was stranded at Masonboro Inlet, N. C., yesterday, surrendered themselves to the rebels, under Colonel Lamb, this day.


The naval expedition up the White River, Ark., under the command of John G. Walker, of the gunboat Baron DeKalb, landed at Duvall's Bluff, meeting with no resistance, and captured two eight-inch guns and carriages, two hundred stands of arms with their accoutrements, and three platform cars, upon which the guns were being hoisted, when the rebels took the alarm and fled. Lieutenant Walker also captured seven prisoners. He then retired, leaving the place in the charge of the troops under General Gorman, who arrived shortly after the captures were made.--Lieutenant Walker's Report.


The funeral of Major-General O. M. Mitchel took place at Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., this day.--The English sloop Brave, from Nassau. N. P., was captured by the gunboat Octorora.--An enthusiastic Union meeting was held at New Orleans, La., at which speeches were made by Thomas J. Durant, and others, and resolutions urging an earnest and vigorous prosecution of the war were adopted unanimously.--New Orleans True Delta.


The transport ship Planter, with men and material belonging to the National army. was wrecked this morning, near Stranger's Key, Bahama.--The rebel steamer Oreto, escaped from Mobile harbor, Ala., running directly through the National fleet blockading that place.--(Doc. 107.)

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