Peter Everitt, with a body of three hundred rebels, attacked a portion of the Fourteenth Kentucky cavalry at Slate Creek, near Mount Sterling, Ky. A severe engagement, lasting three hours, ensued, when the Nationals retreated, fighting as they withdrew.--Triune, Tenn., was again attacked by the rebel cavalry, under General Forrest, who was repulsed with a loss of twenty-one killed, sixty prisoners, and ten wounded. The Union loss was six killed, among them Lieutenant N. C. Blair, of the Fourth Indiana cavalry.--A debate occurred in the British House of Commons on the slave-trade, and the independence of the rebels.--the blockade-runner Havelock was sunk by the blockading fleet off Charleston, S. C., while attempting to enter the harbor.--five companies of the Fourteenth New York cavalry, Colonel Thaddeus B. Mott, doing out-post duty near Port Hudson, were captured by a cavalry raid of rebels, under the command of Colonel Logan, of Bragg's command, while encamped within three miles of General Banks's headquarters. The capture was owing to the negligence of the officer, who should have posted and attended to the picket-guard. It seems that the guard were either never posted, or were at the time fast asleep, for in the middle of the night the rebels rode into the Union camp, surrounded the Unionists, roughly awakened them, ordered them to saddle up, and run off five companies of the cavalry, with all their horses, arms, and equipments. The rebels made them ride at speed for eighty-three miles, making but one stop in that distance. When a horse gave out, they entered a farmer's premises and impressed another. At the journey's end, the soldiers were thrown into a black hole, where they were under close confinement. The companies were: company G, under command
|Gen. George Stoneman.|
The Sixth regiment N. Y. S. V., Wilson's Zouaves, returned to New York from the seat of war in Louisiana.--Port Hudson was thoroughly invested by the Union troops under Genera] Banks.--Darien, Ga., was visited and burned by a body of National troops under the command of Colonel Montgomery, of the Second South-Carolina colored volunteers. At the same time the schooner Pet, loaded with a cargo of cotton, was captured.--(Doc. 66.)
The steamer Calypso was captured off Frying-Pan Shoals, thirty miles south-east of Wilmington, N. C., by the Union gunboat Florida.--(Doc. 65.)
A New army corps, denominated the reserve corps, was created in the Department of Cumberland, and placed under the command of Major-General Gordon W. Granger, with its headquarters at Triune, to be composed of three divisions, commanded by Brigadier-Generals J. D. Morgan, R. S. Granger, and A. Baird.
A party of rebel cavalry, numbering about two hundred and fifty, crossed the Potomac River this morning,, and attacked a company of the Sixth Michigan cavalry stationed at Seneca, Md. The Nationals being outnumbered, gradually fell back, fighting, to within three miles of Poolesville, when the enemy retired across the river, after burning the camp at Seneca. The Unionists lost four men killed and one wounded. The rebels left a lieutenant and one man dead on the field.