Later from the North.
We are indebted to the courtesy of Capt Hatch
, of the Exchange Bureau
, for New York dates of Wednesday, the 9th inst. We give a brief summary of the news:
Proceeding in the Yankee Congress.
In the Senate, Tuesday, Mr. Davis
, of Ky.
, offered a resolution declaring that the refusal of the Confederates
to exchange negro soldiers should not "prevent the exchange of other Union soldiers in rebel prisons on just terms." The resolution was, laid over.
, of Massachusetts
, gave notice of a bill to increase the bounty for volunteering.
In the House of Representatives, Edward McPherson
, of Ga.
, was elected Clerk over Emerson Etheridge
, who received 69 votes.
, of Pa.
, was elected Sergeant-at Arms.
The committee appointed for the purpose reported that Lincoln
would send in his message on Thursday.
The credentials of Segar
, Kitchen, and Chandler
, members from Virginia
, (not West Virginia
,) were presented and referred.
A joint resolution voting a medal to Gen. U. S. Grant
, was unanimously passed.
, (Dem.,) of Ohio
brought up the rebel treatment of prisoners, some of the Ohio
soldiers, now prisoners of war, were subject to treatment "too horrible to be conceived." The subject was lade over.
, of Illinois
, gave notices of a bill to repeal the act authorizing the discharge of a drafted person.
has issued an order forbidding all officers to employ able-bodied negroes, it being his intention "to enlist them all in the service of the Government
." The capture of Major Edgar Burroughs
, the partisan ranger, is announced in a letter, dated Norfolk
, the 4th inst. It says:
The importance of this capture is great — breaking up, as it does, a numerous and pestilential band of guerillas.
is a noted man in Princess Anne county.
He ran against Henry A. Wise
for the State Convention, which was held in the spring of 61, as the "immediate secession" candidate.
He is a Methodist preacher, and is said to possess great wealth.
At the breaking out of the war he raised a cavalry company in Princess Anne and entered the rebel service.
About a year ago by returned to Norfolk
, went voluntarily to Gen. Vicle
, and was paroled.
Soon after his return home he was created a "Major
of Partisan Rangers" by the authorities at Richmond
, and, in violation of his pledged word, commenced the organization of a band of robbers, which has since spread such terror through the surrounding country.
For this capital offence he is now on trial, before a military commission appointed by General Butler
He will probably be executed in a few days.
Fifty-six rebel prisoners arrived here yesterday, from Newbern, N. C.
They were consigned to the care of Lieut.-Col. Murray
, at Fort Norfolk.
Several were boys not above 15 years of age, and quite a number were old men of 60.
They belonged to Whitforth
's battalion, and were captured last week by the Twelfth New York cavalry, near Greenville, N. C.
Their appearance was a striking illustration of the merciless character of the rebel conscription.
The rebel prisoners at Fort Norfolk are daily offering to take the oath of allegiance, and to hear arms in the National
Three enlisted last Monday in the new regiment raising here, and fifteen or twenty more have applied for permission to join various Northern regiments.
thinks he could enlist fifty a month, if desirable.
Either because Gen. Butler
has such a winning way about him, or for some other good season several of the most prominent Secessionists in Norfolk
have recently gone up to the Custom house
, and taken the oath of allegiance required of loyal citizens.
Among these new converts are John R. Hathaway
, formerly editor of the notorious Day Book
, and a wealthy Jew named Obendorfer, who built at his own expense a gunboat for the rebel navy.
The former has been made the foreman of the Government
job printing-office here-by Gen. Barus
have a dispatch from Louisville
, dated the 7th, which only confirms the fact that Longstreet
is retreating to Virginia
, and adds that their cavalry is in close pursuit of him. Sherman
's had arrived at Knoxville
They claim to have captured a large batch of prisoners at Clinch river
.--A letter from Chattanooga
It being impracticable to continue the pursuit of Bragg
, Gen. Grant
two days since.
With the exception of Sherman
's, our forces are now in and around Chattanooga
, as good as in winter quarters.
well supplied as a depot, and with the requisite transportation, an active campaign which, no doubt, would secure important les, might be carried on by Gen. Grant
But we are living under the entailed consequence of realm committed some time ago, and must wait till by much labor and waiting they can be surmounted.
The railroad, as well as the river, which was given up when Lookout Mountain
was unnessaril surrendered, are now in our hands.
The road will not be in a running condition before the holidays, when we will begin to receive more than we eat when full rations are served.
's forces, with the exception of the part now with Sherman
, having closed the campaign against Bragg
, will now go into winter quarters, and Chattanooga
will be previsioned and supplied as rapidly as possible for future operation.
Until that is done no great activity need respected, unless the enemy should ty--gressive.
Of this there is no great his army.
is used up, personally, as on Monday.
A dispatch from Chattanooga
fled on Monday says that Gen. Barden
is falling back from Dalton
with decoyed troops lately commanded by Bragg
Its also said that the mountains of East Tennessee
are filled with deserters and stragglers from the rebel ranks.
A dispatch from Cincinnati
Two thousand one hundred and thirty rebel prisoner from Chattanooga
, passes through Indianapolis
yesterday, on routs to Rock Island
; 1,200 more are expected here to-day!
131 officers, mostly belonging to Major-Gen. John C. Breckinridge
command, also passed through, on route to Johnson's Island
The New York Times has the following news