Later Northern news.
The New York Herald
, of the 14th, contains the following:
Washington April 18.
--The President has approved the joint resolution suggested by him, declaring the United States
ought to co-operate with and afford pecuniary aid to any State which may adopt the gradual abolishment of slavery.
The District of Columbia abolition bill will probably be laid before him for action to-morrow.
has telegraphed that information has been received from Gen. Jackson
's camp that Gen. Beauregard
This rumor is not credited here.
The Committee on the Conduct of the War
have completed their examination of witness on regard to the alleged atrocities of the rebels at Bull Run
, and will this week make a personal inspection at that place, and soon thereafter present their report.
Members of the committee say it is true, according to the testimony of Gov. Sprague
and many others, that in some cases the graves which contained the bodies of our soldiers were opened and the bones of the dead carried off to be used as trinkets and trophies for succession ladies to append to their guard chains, &c, while skulls were used for drinking gourds.--Those of our dead interred by them were placed with their faces downward, and, in repeated instances, buried one on another.--The barbarities in respect to our dead are not, it is further said by the same authority, exceeded by anything the history of the last four thousand years affords, the details being savage practices.
The committee, under the resolution of inquiry, are receiving testimony from Pea Ridge
, showing incontestably that our dead were not only scalped by the rebel's Indian allies, but another respects outraged.
the brains of the wounded, too, being beaten out by clubs, thus confirming the previous newspaper reports.
The rebellious ladies Greenhow
have not yet packed their trunks for the South
, as they are required to do under the decision of the Commissioners
and the order of the Military Governor
They are allowed to remain until their preparations are completed.
Meanwhile they chafe against the restraints put upon them by the Government
as uneasily as ever.
is quite oracular in reverence to the campaign.
She predicts that Gen. McClellan
will not be able to strike a blow at Yorktown
for many days, and when he does he will be defeated by the rebel army which will be one hundred and twenty-five thousand strong.
She avers that the political enemies of McClellan
here are intriguing to have him defeated so that he can be put out of their way, and intimates that the rebels being aware of this, shape their plans accordingly.
, April 18
The following dispatch have been received at the War Department:
Krattleboro, Vr, April 18
Edvin M. Staston Secretary of war
If events happen at Yorktown
calling for more surgical aid than our troops have at command.
I will send several of our most eminent surgeons for temporary service, at no expense to the Government
, save their transportation to and from.
Brigade Surgeon Phelps
, of the Vermont
brigade will inform you if he needs any, and how much.