The terms of capitulation agreed upon for the surrender of Fort Macon to the Federal facts, are as follows:
The Fort, armament and garrison to be surrendered to the forces of the United States.
The officers and men of the garrison to be released on their parole of honor not to take up arms against the United States of America, until properly exchanged, and to return to their homes, taking with them all their private effects, such as side arms, clothing, bedding, books, &c.
John G. G. Parke,
Com'dg 3d Division,
Department of N. C.
W. J. White,
Com. Com'dg Fort Macon, N. Carolina,
late and interesting news.
The War in the West.Among the dispatches from Louisville to the New York Times we find the following: ‘ One hundred and fifty seven Union soldiers lied in the Nashville hospitals during March, two- thirds of typhoid fever and pneumonia. The attention of paymasters is called to our soldiers in the hospitals, who, it is said, are allowed to remain unpaid for four, six, and eight months, without even hearing from the paymaster, whilst they receive letter after better from their distressed and destitute families. Many say they are nearly without , has, and have no means or opportunity of any; that, could they get short furloughs and get out to take exercise and change , they would be able soon to join their regiments; but for want of money they are compelled to remain in confinement, dwindling away, and not unfrequently dying. I am told that six to eight months pay is due to a Kentucky volunteer in the field. Quartermaster Swords, the other day, checked from this city, on the Treasury Department, for $500,000 in certificates of in and in twenty-four hours the whole amount was exhausted. Twenty five steamers arrived at, and nineteen departed from this port, on the 19th, 20th and 21st. Colonel Willich, who was wounded at the Shiloh battle says ‘"That was chast as hard fighting as I want"’ The following incident of the battle is related by an eye and ear witness: Two Kentucky regiments met face to face, and fought each other with terrible resolution, and it happened that one of our boys wounded and captured his brother, and after handing him back, began firing at a near tree, when the captured brother called out to him and said, ‘"Don't shoot there any more — that's father!"’ The press of Kentucky insist that some one ought to be held to an awful responsibility for the deplorable and well high fatal surprised on the morning of the 6th. Gov Johnson and the Nashville Union, documents have come to light revealing the base treachery and vile treason of Ro McKee, while tolerated here as the ‘"strictly neutral"’ editor of the Louisville Courier. ’ A dispatch from Cairo to a Western paper, dated April 24th says: ‘ A gentleman from the upper Tennessee who arrived this morning, brings intelligence of the complete and utter demoralization of Beauregard's army, after the battle of Shiloh. says many of the Tennessee regiments, after the battle, left the army in a body and are now scattered through the State, and express conviction that will be impossible again to reorganize them. Between Mississippi and Tennessee regiments the feeling is intensely bitter and the former declare the presence of the cowards will not be tolerated. The inhabitants were being pressed into the Confederate army, and all circumstances indicated that the last desperate stand would be made at Corinth. An immense army and abundance of supplies were being gathered there. Gen. Prentiss had been taken to Richmond. Our informant estimates Beauregard's force one hundred to one hundred and thousand, and thinks he will fight desperately. ’
Federal gunboat flotilla, above Fort Pillow, April 13, communicates the subjoined intelligence, which we give for what it is worth. Information was obtained and observations made by the daring reconnaissance of the gunboats on the day of our arrival here, which produced the almost unanimous opinion that the rebels had few, if any guns mounted, a small force of men, and were inadequately prepared . It was under this presumption that we ventured to say Fort Pillow long remain in the hands of the rebels. We had good reason for stating, also, that Pope had established or was blockade the river below the fort. Pillow, without defending ourselves from the of we say that the blockade has been established and feeble effort only was made to do so. Having thus denied our own statement that the fort was about to fall, and that had been below on the river we may add that neither of these desideratum are likely to be obtained, and that event of the siege thus for, confirm the maxim that ‘"possession is nine points in the law,"’ and force the conclusion that Commodore Foote's suit has verged into the slow process of chancery. Yesterday at noon Capt. Maynandier received order to fire a shell every minute during the afternoon at Fort Pillow. This was scarcely begun, when it met with a quick re from the rebels. They have battery of the heavies guns, half way up the bluff, from which they can discover over the intervening woods the smoke of our mortars and gunboats, and obtain a good range. They threw some shell, but generally solid shot. Both were dropped in such dangerous proximity to the gunboats Carondelet, St. Louis, and Cairo, then lying along the mortars, as to necessitate a change of position whenever he one held had been observed by the rebels. One shot, apparently a 120-pounds, grazed the hammock and plunged into the river beside the case mating of the broad let, splashing water over persons standing on A shell burst a few feet over the deck of the St. Louis, and one struck the Cairo — These boats were in great danger of being struck on the deck by plunging shot. This to their mass vulnerable part, and at heavy solid shot, coming down from such an elevation as the rebels were obliged to obtain to reach us, and striking the boats there, would have encountered little resistance in going through to the water. It was very provoking for our officers to be exposed to a fire which they could not return. The rebels show that our mortars are lying along the Arkansas promontory intervening between the fleet and fort, and that some of our gunboats are there to protect them. To drop shot close to them, it is only necessary for them to be lifted over the border of the woods, along which our boats lie. Our mortars protracted the fire till 12 o'clock last night, until which time the rebels promptly replied. They are more combative here than at No. 10 and, having their works more concentrated, perhaps sustain greater injury from our shell, which are said to have fallen with such the effect at the farmer place. Yesterday, when the firing opened, Captain Maynadier went down in until he obtained a full view of the enemy, and was able to see the effect of our firing. He found it very satisfactory returned and directed the firing to be continued with the same charge of powder and at the same elevation. Several years ago a levee was constructed, extending many miles on the Arkansas shore above and below the fleet, to prevent the overflow of the country in that vicinity. The rebels, thinking we would take advantage of the dry land to cross over and erect batteries on the river below Forts Pillow and Randolph, came up Tuesday night, and, almost under the months of our cannon, cut this levee in several places. The consequence was the immediate foundation of the whole country on the Arkansas side, rendering it at once impracticable for any purpose that may have been entertained of crossing over and establishing batteries, below Fort Pillow. The present flood of the river will create channels of these cuts, and all land in the vicinity will be rendered forever valueless. A strong current now sweeps through the woods between us and Fort Pillow. The rebels, it seems are going to be as expert in discovering and wielding natural advantages for their safety as we were in overcoming them at No. 10. Our scouts are sent out in yawls, which are quietly rowed down along the bank of the river until the point is neared, and then though dense wood, and underbrush toward Fort Pillow. On several occasions our men have gone so close that nothing but the river remained between them and the rebels, who have taken steps to prevent these marine reconnaissances by anchoring a gunboat along the shore opposite the fort, and sending men out in small boats to meet us. Yesterday, while a party of our pickets were cruising around through the green forest. They were astonished by the sharp crack of several rifles and an accompanying who tie of ballets. It was soon seen to have proceeded from a party of secesh who had been on the lookout. Our scouts being in the minority, and having ineffective guns, were not prepared to enter into the naval engagement which had been so unceremoniously tendered by the Mississippi riflemen, and consequently came back to report the occurrence. We have been informed that a larger force will be sent down to-day to gratify any desire the rebels may have for a small gunboat fight in the woods. All of General Pope's forces (except two regiments under command of Colonel Fitch) left here yesterday, and went up the river.