We give below several interesting extracts from papers received before those containing the intelligence above:
Rearrangements of military Departments.
Important Orders — Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General
's Office, Washington
, Nov. 9. General Orders, No. 97--The following Departments are formed from the present Departments of the West--Cumberland
- 1 The Department of New Mexico--to consist of the Territory of New Mexico--to be commanded by Col. E. R. S. Canby, U. S. A.
The Department of Kansas--to include the State of Kansas, the Indian Territory west of Arkansas, and the Territories of Nebraska, Colorado, and Dacotah — to be commanded by Major General Hunter.
Headquarters at Fort Leavenworth.
The Department of the Missouri--to include the States of Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas, and that portion of Kentucky west of the Cumberland river to be commanded by Major General H. W. Halleck, U. S. A.
The Department of the Ohio--to consist of the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, that portion of Kentucky east of the Cumberland river, and the State of Tennessee--to be commanded by Brigadier General D. C. Buell Headquarters at Louisville.
- 5. The Department of Western Virginia — to consist of that portion of Virginia included in the old Department of the Ohio--to be commanded by Brig. Gen. W. S. Rosencranz, U. S. A. By order.
Two more Federal steamers missing.
The Baltimore Clipper
, of the 13th, has the following paragraph:
It will be remembered that about one month since, the steamers Peerless
were chartered by the Government
to carry cattle to Fortress Monroe
Some apprehension was then expressed as to the strength and general availability of one of the steamers, but a favorable report of one of the officers to whom the matter was referred, led to both being chartered.
Ample states were fitted up in both vessels; and about two weeks since they were forwarded with about one hundred and fifty head of prime cattle to the great fleet for the use of the troops on board.
Since their departure, nothing whatever has been heard from them, and there is a prevailing apprehension in the Quartermaster
's office that they have been wrecked or damaged in the great storm of Saturday week.
Of the class which graduated at West Point
in 1829, fifteen are dead, ten are known to be in the National
service, three are fighting for the rebels, seventeen have resigned and their whereabouts is unknown, and one has been dismissed from the service.
The Dubuque Herald
calls attention to the fact that Hon. Charles Mason
, of Iowa
, who graduated at the head of this class, which numbered among its members Generals Joseph E. Johnston
, has not teen assigned any position by the Government
, although he offered his services several months since.
A Scarlet letter.
We noticed a day or two ago that the New York Herald
, contained an article on the conspicuous part which the letter "B" was playing in this campaign.
We were incorrect in crediting it to the Herald
--it should have been the New York Times
Below will be found the paragraph:
A correspondent calls attention to the conspicuous part the letter B is playing in our national troubles.
Big Bethel, Bull Run
, Ball's Bluff, the two Beaufort
, seem to justify the idea of its frequency into pography.
While he alleges "that the Blur family on the Union
side are as influential in the making and unmaking of Generals
and the management of the war generally, as are Secretary of War Benjamin
, and Gens. Beauregard
, on the side of the enemy." Had our curious correspondent pushed his case further, by reminding us how all our troubles began with these abominable Bs, Buchanan
, it would have been more complete.
From the New York Herald
, of the 12th, we clip the following:
has been elected our Sheriff
, and Raymond
, the "little villain" of the Times,
has been elected as one of our members to the State Legislature, and these results we pronounce a signal disgrace to the city.
We are not responsible, however, for this disgrace.
We did what we could to prevent it, and we wash our hands of it. It is a disgrace which belongs to the voters who supported Lynch
, these two noted runners from Bull Run
"to the sound of the enemy's cannon," but it is a disgrace for which the stupid, jobbling, and juggling political cliques opposed to these Bull
runners are mainly responsible.
slips into an office of fifty thousand a year, more or less, with an overwhelming popular majority against him, and simply because this majority was stupidly divided among three opposing candidates.
goes to the Assembly, where we may expect him to up the dirty waters of abolitionism on every available occasion, and where he will make the best use of his time as a lobby jobber.
correspondent of the Baltimore Sun
, writing under date of Nov. 11 says:
Under orders from the Secretary of the Navy
, the following-named prisoners, late lieutenants
in the U. S. navy, were transferred from Fort Warren
, to the custody of the U. S. naval commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard
; Henry K. Stevens
, of Florida
; Wm. Sharpe
, of Virginia
; Benj. P. Loyall
, of Indiana
, (a native of Virginia
;) H. H. Dalton
, and Walter R. Bate
Prisoners of war.
A Washington letter has the following !
, John E. Lewia
, James E. Middleton
, Moses Norton
, John McCona
bey, P. S. Fleshman
, John Stockdon
, A. G. Walker
, Milton Sayder
, E. Rock
, Chas Hedrick
, and R. W. Grogan
, who are among the wealthiest citizens of Kanawha
Va. are now prisoners of war in Wheeling
They are all Secessionists and are held as hostages.
Arrest of a Savannah merchant.
A dispatch from Boston
, dated the 10th instant, says:
, late a merchant of Savannah
, and his sister, Mrs. Lowa
, have been arrested at Detroit
and brought to this city.
is charged with having purchased war munitions in England
for the rebels.
He was sent to Fort Warren
. Mrs. Lowe
was sent to Washington
Her husband was arrested in Cincinnati
The Governor of Maryland.
From the New York Times
, of the 12th, we copy the following:
Hon. A. W. Bradford
, who has just been elected Governor of Maryland
by the loyal citizens of that State, is in the city.
This visit has reference to advancing the loyal interests of Maryland
, and to secure a perfect unity of action between the State
and the Government
He visited the President
today, in company with Hon. Reverdy Johnson
The New York Times
, of the 12th, has a dispatch from Boston
, stating that ex-Mayor Bunker
, of Mobile
, and Wm. Pierce
, of New Orleans, were to-day discharged from Fort Warren
A Yankee Woman determined that her husband shall not fight.
, of Santlac, Mich., was so determined her husband should not enlist in the army; that, a few nights ago, white he was asleep, she laid his hand on a block of wood, and taking a dull shaving knife laid it across his middle and fore finger, and striking the instrument a sharp blow, nearly severed them.
She completed the job by sawing them off with a dull jackknife, but the amputation was so bunglingly done that a surgeon was called to do it over.
The leading citizens of St. Louis
have taken the preliminary measures toward presenting General Scott
with a letter testifying their high appreciation of the great services which he has rendered his country.
, of Fort Sumter
fame, is now an assistant of Brigadier General Barry
, Chief of Artillery
of the army of the Potomac, and is in charge of the artillery (heavy) of the fortifications on the Virginia
side of the Potomac
The Pacific, Iron Mountain
, and North Missouri
Railroads, when diverge from Saint Louis
, have been connected by the constitution of a line a long the levee.
The work was done by General Fremont
's order, to expedite the transportation of troops and warlike material.
A jubilee was held over its completion.
, who surrendered his command at Fort Fillmore
to the Confederates
a mouth or two since, has arrived at Hannibal
Jas. and John Gregory
, and G. L. Saulsbury
, suspected of connection with that ill-timed order, the Knights of the Golden Circle
, have been arrested in Cleveland, Ohio
Henry Ward Beecher
, who is said to be a clergyman, in one of his late sermons, according to the Boston Post
, remarked "Slavery will go to hell where it came from.
We shall conquer the rebels, not in our own strength, but the Almighty Lord
will spank them in the natural order of Providence