Later from the North.
New York papers of Monday, the 12th instant, are received.
There are a great many rumors at Washington
, among which was one that he had made a flank movement to compel Bragg
to evacuate Lookout Mountain
This, however, like the rest, proved to be untrue, though the Government
has, according to the telegrams, "voluminous dispatches from the West
which will not be furnished for publication." The Washington Republican
(official organ,) says the Government
telegrams from Chattanooga
are to the 9th, and contain reports "most encouraging to the national cause. " They claim that Gen. Mitchell
had defeated the Confederate cavalry below Shelbyville, Tenn. Bragg
's bombardment of Chattanooga
is stated to have done no damage to Rosecrans
A brigade of cavalry, under Gen. Cook
, engaged the Confederates
on the 8th near Farmington
, 110 miles west of Chattanooga
, and defeated them, capturing 300 prisoners and four pieces of artillery.
The Federal loss was 29 killed, including Col. Monroe
, of the 123d Ill., and 150 wounded. Wheeler
's cavalry had burnt the railroad bridge at Cowan Station, 63 miles from Chattanooga
; but it was to be in working order by the 12th.
The telegraph line from Nashville
is working, though the Confederate cavalry is swarming all along the railroad, by the side of which the wires run. A train left Nashville
on the 8th to go through to Bridgeport
There were rumors in Louisville
on the 10th that Forrest
's cavalry were advancing for a raid into Southern Kentucky
A Louisville telegram gives the following result of the Confederate
attack on Shelbyville
correspondent says that but three buildings were burned by the rebels at Shelbyville
— the Court-House
and two other houses; but the town was plundered throughout, and some 1500 prisoners are reported captured, which is doubtful.
, of the 4th Confederate cavalry, captured Capt. Smith
, of Gen. Sheridan
's staff, 257 wagons, including 15 sutler wagons, and 437 men, at Waldron's Ridge. Five hundred and eighty-seven men were captured at McMinnville
Guerillas are reported on the Louisville
Fears are entertained that Gallatin
or vicinity will be attacked.
From the Army of the Potomac--Apprehended Movements of the Confederate forces.
A dispatch from Washington
, dated the 11th inst., gives the following intelligence relative to the "southwardly retreat" of Gen. Lee
Intelligence of an authentic character did not reach Washington
till late last night that the rebels had abandoned the line of the Rapidan
and retreated in a southward direction.
On the fact being known at Gen. Meade
's headquarters yesterday morning, Gen. Buford
's cavalry were sent across the Rapidan
, and found the enemy's evacuation of the south bank had been completed.
On proceeding inland they came upon a portion of Stuart
's cavalry, evidently covering the retreat of the rebel infantry.
A sharp skirmish ensued, but it did not result in our ascertaining whether the enemy had fallen back on Gordonsville
, or whether it was attempting some flank movement to get between Meade
's army and Washington
, in a similar manner to Stonewall Jackson
's movement on Pope
over the same ground.
The prevailing impression seems to be that the rebels have gone to Gordonsvile and Richmond
, where sufficient garrisons may be left, and the remainder of Lee
's army sent to reinforce Bragg
If, on the contrary, the enemy are attempting a flank movement, it is only proper to add that our forces are fully prepared for it. Col. Porter
, Commissary at Gen. Meade
's headquarters, came up to-night, and reports that the rebel evacuation of the Rapidan
is most complete, and has been very rapidly made.
A letter from "Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac," dated the 11th, says:
For two or three days past the enemy have been concentrating a large force around Madison C. H., and Friday night and Saturday morning they moved out of town in a northwardly direction.
A division of infantry, a large body of cavalry, and considerable artillery, were occasionally seen by our signal men through the openings in the forest, which generally conceal the road.
The object of the movement could not at that time be determined.
Yesterday evening reports from the front represented that early in the morning one of Gen. Kilpatrick
's brigades, consisting of the 5th Michigan, 5th New York, 7th Pennsylvania, and another regiment, attempted a reconnaissance on the south side of Robertson
's river, when they were met by Stuart
's rebel cavalry.
A fight ensued, continuing an hour, when our troops fell back upon the infantry reserves.
After another severe contest the infantry were compelled to give way, and a considerable number of them were captured.
A detachment of our cavalry then dashed upon the enemy, retaking all, with the exception of fifteen or twenty of the infantry.
Our entire force were then pushed back toward Culpeper
, skirmishing on the way, and contesting every foot of the ground.
It appears to be generally believed that the main body of Gen. A. P. Hill
's corps has passed from the left to the right of our front, pursuing an obscure route near the Blue Ridge
, intending to make a demonstration on our right rear for the purpose of cutting off our railroad communication.
Measures are progressing to give him a fitting reception in that quarter.
We are also prepared for an attack on our front.
The advance of Hill
's corps probably commenced moving from Madison Court House Thursday morning.
The "rebel" raids are getting very bold.
A Washington dispatch, of Sunday, says:
Last night a party of mounted guerillas moved to various locations on the Southern
side of the Potomac
, including Baily's Cross Roads, Falls Church
, and Munson's Hill, and robbed individuals of various amounts of money and other valuables.
They exhibited no little boldness in their depredations, as the first named place is within three miles of Fort Richardson
, and the other points visited by them are in proximity to our lines.
Quantrell makes another raid--Gen'l Blunt and escort attacked--Seventy-eight killed.
has been out again, and was still out at last accounts.
On the night of the 9th he cut the wires near Jefferson City, Mo.
, having "struck" the Pacific Railroad at that point, and was on his way to Sedalia
A special dispatch from Leavenworth
gives the particulars of the attack on Gen. Blunt
and his escort below Fort Scott
He was attacked by 300 rebels in Union uniform, near the encampment of Lieut. Pond
His escort broke, and out of 100 men 78 were killed — all shot through the head, evidently after they were captured.
, son of Gen. Curtis
, was thrown from his horse, and was found with a bullet-hole through his head.
's camp was attacked about the same time.
Four men were killed and three wounded. Gen. Blunt
escaped, and meeting reinforcements below Fort Scott
, took command of them and started in pursuit of Quantrell
Fear, of the 3d Wisconsin, was killed.
's Adjutant, came to Pond
's camps and asked for an exchange of prisoners.
He said a number of rebels were wounded, among them Col. Shelby
's force came from Cowskin Prairic, McDonald county, Mo.
A letter from Fort Scott
, dated the 8th, says a rebel force burned Carthage, Mo.
, that morning.
telegraphed to Leavenworth
that from one thousand to eight thousand rebels, under Quantrell
, Coffee, Gordon
, were marching on Fort Scott
, and that he had ordered Colonel Weir
to move all the force he could to Fort Scott
of the Pacific railroad, arrived at California
this evening, and reports that the rebels burned the bridge near Oberville, the longest structure on the road west of Jefferson city
, and tore up about a mile of the track.
The depots at Tipton
, Oberville, and all water tanks at and between those points, were all burned.
Dispatches from Jefferson city
say that Shelby
burned the town of Cole Camp
, Fenton county, and Florence, Morgan county
, on his way from Warsaw
to the Pacific railroad.
is in the rebel rear, and Gen. Totten
is in California
The end of the Sabine Pass affair — great loss of stores, Etc.
A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer
, who was with the Sabine
Pass expedition, (Franklin
's corps,) gives an account of its severe losses by storm on its way back to New Orleans.
The affair seems to have been a disaster from beginning to end. He says:
A violent gale arose at some distance out of sight of land, off Southwest Pass.
To weather the storm great loss of valuable property — ammunition, guns, stores, mules, horses, &c.--had to be submitted to. Some of the boats, too, were in a very shaky condition, particularly the Suffolk
and Laurel Hill
, and I may say the Continental
, on the former of which was Gen. Franklin
From the Suffolk
they threw overboard, among other things, the horses of General Franklin
's staff, his own included.
From the Laurel Hill
they cast into the angry sea three hundred head of mules, many army wagons, and two-thirds of the ammunition.
This boat was crowded with black troops.--The steamers Continental
, and others, had to dispense with a share of their valuable freight to ride the waves.
The Continental, too, had run into the Suffolk
, damaging herself and nearly sinking the other.
In fact, but for the double hull or double sides — I do not know correctly which — that the Suffolk
had, she would have gone to the bottom.
and New York batteries were thrown overboard.
battery included four 32- pounders.
Perhaps sixteen to twenty sounded the depths of the sea.
I am informed, also, that the Captain
of either the Clifton
or the Sachem
shot the pilot dead, who had asserted that there would be found ten feet of water in the Pass
A mob at Jackson, in New Hampshire
, on Thursday night, burned the hotel where the Deputy Provost Marshal
was stopping while serving notices on drafted men. He has just passed through this place en route
, to obtain necessary assistance.
Gold sold readily in New York on Saturday at 148¼a149, against 144 for the corresponding day of last week.
This is a rapid rise.