Additional from the North.
We are indebted to the courtesy of the officers of the Exchange Bureau
for files of Northern papers up to the 25th inst. They contain very little about the battle of Chickamauga
We find in the Washington Star
and National Republican,
of the 22d inst., very meagre accounts, in which the Federals
estimate their loss at 2,000 prisoners. The latest news the New York papers have is dated at Cincinnati
, the 24th.
The telegram says:
, the correspondent of the Herald,
has arrived here from the battle-field of Chattanooga
, where he witnessed the fighting of Saturday and Sunday.
He says that the reports of the battle received from Washington
are in the main incorrect, and that really the Army of the Cumberland has met with a defeat which must put it on a defensive position for some time to come.
's corps is really the only one which did any fighting.
On the first day it defeated Longstreet
with horrible slaughter, driving him in great confusion for over a mile from the Chickamauga river.
, in a two hours fight, lost one thousand men, and double that number wounded.
's and Crittenden
's corps on the same day were both badly beaten, and the enemy broke the centre, driving Crittenden
in every direction.
The defeat of this part of the line caused Thomas
to abandon his field and fall back to protect his flanks and re-establish his line.
At the same time the enemy, not knowing what he had accidentally accomplished, failed to pursue his advantage, and Wood
went in on the centre and re-established that part of the line.
The day was ours, though the enemy held the field.
We had taken three pieces of artillery more than we lost on the first day. Gen. Thomas
had defeated Longstreet
, and on the second day he saved the army of Gen. Rosecrans
From ten to twelve o'clock on Sunday he fought the enemy, and repulsed him in three charges, when, finding the assault in vain, the enemy pressed forward on the right and centre, and at the first charge broke Crittenden's and McCook's lines and routed their entire command, driving them in a disgraceful panic into Rossville
, with his corps, still contested the day, and was enabled, by the timely reinforcement of Granger
, to hold his position until nightfall covered his retreat to Rossville
at 7 P. M. on Sunday, and Chattanooga
was falling back on Chattanooga
, where he was perfectly safe from all that Bragg
could do. His lines of communication were perfectly secure, and he had plenty of ammunition and provisions in Chattanooga
to stand a month's siege.
The result is virtually a defeat to us, as we have lost tremendously in material, not less than fifty pieces of artillery falling into the hands of the enemy, though Bragg
's army only receipts for twenty.
The rebel loss in killed and wounded will exceed our own. In killed he lost double our number.
is in no danger, but at the time Mr. Shanks
the danger to Gen. Burnside
The Russian ships in Yankee Harbors.
What is looked upon just now with some degree of surprise is the gathering of so many Russian
war vessels at New York.--There are already two frigates there, the Neosky and Peresvict.
The first carries 51 guns and the latter 46.
Both are 55 days from Cronstadt
Five more are expected to arrive in a few days, viz: Corvette Variag
, 16 guns; corvette Vitesse
, 16 guns; clipper Almos, 9 guns; clipper Isonmround, 9 guns; and clipper Iahout, 9 guns.
In all, including the Osliaba
, now anchored in the North
river, eight Russian
men-of-war will then be in Yankee waters.
The dry dock at Portsmouth
is being repaired, and the navy yard generally refitted.
is the name of the Confederate
paymaster who was captured in Arkansas
, with $1,200,000 in Confederate money.
, of Mass.
, has been nominated by acclamation for re-election.
Five million five hundred thousand dollars have been received, it is said, by the Yankee Government
, as commutation under the Enrollment act. This sum is to be expended in bounties for enlistments.
has arrived in New York and had a "brilliant reception."
was in Washington
on Wednesday, and had an interview with the President
and Gen. Halleck
, after which he returned again to the front.
By way of St. Louis
we have advices from Gen. Blunt
's army to the 10th.
All was quiet.
had issued a proclamation to the people of Arkansas
, stating that the Federal
occupation would be permanent, and advising them to organize a civil government under the authority of the United States
The steamer Arago
, from New York for Charleston
, carried eighty cases of shells containing Greek
fire to be used in shelling the city from Morris Island
There is to be no draft, in Ohio
, or Indiana
, the Governors
of these States having given assurance to Lincoln
that their quotas will be made up by volunteering.
Sir Henry Holland
, physician to Queen Victoria, is now a guest of Secretary Seward
He paid a visit to Lincoln
last Friday, in company with the Secretary
Mrs. Margaret Beach
, Miss Margaret Beach
, Harriet Beach
, Mildred Beach
, Garrison Beach
, Headley Beach
, and Joseph T. Beach
, were arrested at their home, near Fairfax
C. H, Va.
, on the 20th inst., for giving aid and information to the rebels, and provided with snug quarters in the Old Capitol Prison
During the recent fights in Georgia Rosecrans
had his headquarters four miles from the battle-field, and in the rear of his centre.
Capt. Thos. F. Murdoch
, a son of James E. Murdoch
, the actor, was killed on Saturday in the battle near Chattanooga