The ship Red Gauntlet was captured by the rebel privateer Florida in lat. 7° 35′ north, long. 35° 40′. She was of and from Boston for Hong Kong, with a cargo of ice. The Florida put a prize crew on board and kept in company, taking a large amount of provisions and a supply of coal. She was burned on the twenty-sixth in lat. 29° 23′, long. 47° 12′.--(Doe. 68.)
Martinsburgh, Va., was occupied by the rebel General Rodes, who succeeded in capturing one hundred and fifty men, several cannon and a quantity of stores. The rebel loss was one killed and two wounded.--the English steamer Neptune was captured by the National gunboat Lackawanna, in lat. 25° 42′ north, long. 85° 32′ west.--General Hooker marched from Falmouth, Va., and without any interruption from the rebels established his headquarters at Fairfax Court-House.--the brig Umpire, in lat. 37° 37′, long. 69° 57′ was captured and burned by the privateer Tacony.
General Banks, having established his batteries within three hundred yards of the rebel works at Port Hudson, after a vigorous cannonade, summoned General Frank Gardner, in command, to surrender. On his refusal, an assault was made, which ended in the repulse of the Nationals with heavy losses in killed and wounded.--(Doc. 13.)
Hagerstown, Md., was occupied by the rebel troops advancing into Pennsylvania.