We give some additional intelligence from Northern papers of the 1st inst:
Stanton's dispatches about Grant's movements--"repulse" of the Confederates.
The latest Yankee intelligence from Gen Grant
in contained in dispatches from Stanton
, at New York, dated at 8 o'clock on the evening of Tuesday last, (31st ult.) With a feet explanatory notes they are more intelligible.
For instance, the cavalry division of Wilson
, which was to destroy the railroad bridges on the Fredericksburg
road is the one which was so badly whipped by Rosser
and others of Fitz Lee
The "pitching in" of Warren
, and Hancock
, which took place at nightfall, is already known to the Confederates
as having resulted in a bloody repulse.
The "indications" were that the Confederates
had "fallen back south of the Chickahominy
." The following are the dispatches:
War Department, Washington,
Major Gen. Dix:
May 31st, 4 P. M.
We have dispatches from Gen Grant
down to 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
There seemed, the dispatch says, to be some prospect of Lee
's making a stand North of the Chickahominy
His forces were on the Mechanicsville
road, South of the Totopotomy creek
, and between that stream and Hawes
's shop, his right resting on Shady Grove
.--Dispositions for an attack were being made by Gen Grant
's cavalry had been ordered to destroy the railroad bridges over the Little river
and South Anna
, and break up both roads from those rivers to two miles Southwest of Hawes
's shop, where the headquarters of our army were established. [Mr Stanton
is muddled.] There is yet no telegraph line of communication with Washington
A dispatch from Gen Sherman
, dated yesterday, 30th, at A M, reports no change in the positions of the armies.
Some slight skirmishing had occurred subsequent to the affair of Saturday.
No intelligence from any other quarter has been received by this Department.
Major General Dix:
, Tuesday, May 31--8 P M.
A dispatch from Gen Grant
, dated at 6 o'clock this morning, at Hawes's Shop, has just been received.
It is as follows:
"The enemy came over on our left last evening and attacked.
They were easily repulsed, and with considerable slaughter.
To relieve Gen Warren
, who was on the left, speedily, Gen Meade
ordered an attack by the balance of our lines.
was the only one who received the order in time to make the attack before dark.
He drove the enemy from his entrenched skirmish line, and still holds it. I have no report of our losses, but suppose them to be light."
Other official dispatches, not from Gen Grant
, received at the same time, give more details. --They are as follows, the first being dated yesterday, (30th of May,) at 8 o'clock P M.:
In the course of the afternoon Warren
had pushed down on our left until his flank division, under Crawford
, reached a point abreast of Shady Grove Church.
having got detached from the rest of the corps, was attacked and crowded back a little.
The enemy then threw a force, which appears to have consisted of Ewell
's corps, upon Warren
's left, attempting to turn it, but was repulsed.
The engagement was short, sharp, and decisive.
holds his ground at a distance of seven miles from Richmond
He reports that he has taken a considerable number of prisoners, and that there are many rebel dead on the field.
Of his own losses he has not yet made report.
His latest dispatch says the enemy are moving troops to his left, apparently to cover the approach to Richmond
in that direction.
On our right an active conflict has been raging ever since dark, but has just closed.
As soon as the enemy attacked the left of Warren
were ordered to pitch in, but do not seem to have got ready until after nightfall.
No report has yet been received from them.
The other dispatch above referred to is dated at 6 o'clock this morning, and states that on Hancock
's attack last night, Col Brooks
drove the enemy out of a strongly entrenched skirmish line, and holds it. The losses are not reported.
's whole corps got across the Totopotomy creek
, last evening, and is in full connection with Warren
's. The left of Hancock
's rests upon this side of the creek.
The 6th corps is upon Hancock
's right, and threatens the left flank of the enemy.
ought to arrive at New Castle
by noon, whence he can support Warren
, if necessary.
, with Gregg
's and Torbett
's divisions of cavalry, is on our left flank.
is on the left and rear for purposes reported in a former dispatch.
The country thereabout is thickly wooded with pines, with few good openings.
The indications this morning are that the enemy has fallen back south of Chickahominy
Nothing of later date has been received by this Department.
The Presidential question in the United States.
The Convention of "Red" Republicans — the extreme branch of the Black
Republican party--held at Cleveland
on the 31st ult, numbered 354 delegates.
John C Fremont
, and John Cochrane
, of New York, for Vice President
were the nominations, and the following platform was adopted:
That the Federal Union shall be preserved.
That the Constitution and laws of the United States must be observed and obeyed.
That the rebellion must be suppressed by force of arms and without compromise.
That the rights of free speech, free press, and the habeas corpus, be held inviolate, save in districts where martial law has been proclaimed.
That the rebellion must be suppressed by the destruction of its motive cause, slavery.
That integrity and economy are demanded at all times in the administration of the Government, and that in time of war the want of them is criminal.
That the right of asylum, except for crime and subject to law, is a recognized principle of American liberty; that any violation of it cannot be overlooked, and must not go unrebuked.
That the national policy known as the "Monroe Doctrine," has become a recognized principle, and that its establishment of an anti-Republican Government on this continent by any foreign Power cannot be tolerated.
That the gratitude and support of the nation is due to the faithful soldiers and the earnest leaders of the Union army and navy, for their heroic achievements and deathless valor in defence of our imperiled country and of civil liberty.
That the one term policy for the Presidency, adopted by the people, is strengthened by the force of the existing crisis, and should be maintained by constitutional amendments.
That the Constitution should be so amended that the President and Vice-President shall be elected by a direct vote of the people.
That the question of the reconstruction of the rebellious States, belongs to the people, through their Representatives in Congress, and not to the Executive.
That the confiscation of the lands of the rebels, and their distribution among the soldiers and actual settlers, is a measure of justice.
said in his speech "when we have got through with the rebellion, we will prove to the world that we have still left to us will and vigor enough to preserve the American
continent free from the polluting tread of the myrmidons of foreign powers.
The New Hampshire
"Union Convention" has resolved in favor of "crushing the rebellion" and of Abraham Lincoln
for the next Presidency.
The war Democratic Committee of New York city, has passed resolutions laudatory of Secretary Stanton
, and in favor of Lincoln
The Reinforcement of Grant from the Southside.
The following extract from a letter dated Fortress Monroe
, the 30th, gives some further particulars of a movement which was already known to our authorities:
It is no longer improper to speak of the important movements that have been progressing in this department during the past two days, as they are now fully accomplished.
A large, portion of the troops at Bermuda Hundred
, ruder Gen Butler
, have been transferred, under command of Gen Smith
, to the Army of the Potomac.
The troops were sent in transports, with great celerity, up York river
to White House
— the new base of supplies for Gen Grant
and Broo passed up yesterday.--Gen Gillmore
remains with Gen Butler
at Bermuda Hundred
, as also Gens Ames
Large quantities of supplies have been sent up to White House
Another account, says, that fifteen vessels, laden with supplies, had called for the White House
Grant's wounded — Running off negroes from Port Royal.
All the Yankee
wounded from Fredericksburg
have been curried to Washington
A letter from Port Royal
, Carolina county, dated the 28th, says:
The village is hundred miles above the mouth of the river, and thirty-two miles below Fredericksburg
Four or five days ago the town was as quiet as an inland New England
village; today it is all with thousands of occupants, scores of large and small steamboats, tug boats, barges, &c., unloading or loading at its pontoon wherein, or being at anchor, or arriving and departing.
Camp, hospitals, provost marshal, and medical directors' officers, quartermasters' depots, and the inevitable cutlers' Hundreds of wagons and ambulances fill the streets for miles away, and are thickly parked in the squares and fields.--The contraband camp is hourly increased by long lines of men and women, and any number of children, who come thronging in from twenty to thirty miles away, carrying their earthly all in bags or packs upon their heads or backs.
A thousand of them are just going on board a steamer for Washington
, the able bodied men being retained to labor at the boats and wagons.
The wounded began to arrive on Wednesday evening. On Thursday I went up to Fredericksburg
and found nearly all the wounded gone.
During this evening some sixty wounded, of the first day's battle, gathered yesterday from the Wilderness hospital
camps, will arrive here.
The remaining wagons and other stores will come here by land to night, and the citizens of Fredericksburg
will be at liberty to receive their "friends," already hovering around the town.
The more severely wounded have been brought down the Rappahannock
, and sent by comfortable water conveyance to Washington
Appearances indicate a general clearing out here.
An immense number of wagons are moving down the river towards the White House
, or somewhere in that direction, escorted by a heavy force of new troops — infantry and cavalry.
From a supply train coming in yesterday, thirteen wagons fell back a little to the rear, and were quickly gobbled up by Mosby
, who was there in person, as I learn from one of the number who escaped into the woods, after being taken a short distance.
Half of the drivers were killed and wounded before even a demands for surrender was made.
The wagons were partly broken and partly burned, and the released mules afterwards broke loose and came galloping into town.
Butler's Robberies to be Investigated.
is at a large discount for his failure on the Southside
His "patriotism," however, is greatly praised for consenting so cheerfully for the larger part of his command, under Baldy Smith
, to leave him and go to Grant
, however, has taken advantage of his present grief to attack him by resolution in the United States Senate, as follows:
It has been frequently charged in the public prints and other modes, that when the leaders of the present rebellion were engaged in plotting and maturing it, Benjamin
was cognizant of and privy to their treasonable purpose, and gave them his countenance, sympathy and support; and that he, the said Butler
, after some of the rebel States had published ordinances of secession, turned against the Conspirators whom he had sustained, to get position and office under the Government
of the United States
, to enable him to consummate his own personal and corrupt objects; and that after he was appointed to, and while he was acting in the military service, he was, by himself and his accomplices A J Butler
, and many others, guilty of many acts of fraud, peculation and embezzlement against the United States
, and many acts of extortion, plunder, spoliation, oppression and cruelty against individuals: Therefore, be it.
That the present Senate appoint a committee of three to investigate all such charges against the said Butler
; that the said committee have power to sit during the recess of the Senate, to send for persons and papers; and that it report all testimony and its proceedings to the next session of the Senate.
Tuesday, May 31, gold was quoted in New York at 187¾ @188, a decline of three per cent on the day before.
was again in the market.
The New York Times
thinks "there will be but little more campaigning in Louisiana
or west of the Mississippi
for some time to come.
assigned to our army will probably be simply to hold New Orleans and the country as far west as Brashear
, and to hold Baton Rouge
, Port Hudson
, and the Mississippi river
The Department of Missouri is assigned to the military division of West Mississippi, under the control of Gen Canby
The friends of McClellan
are indulging their wit over Grant
for sliding down, after all he has said, on McClellan
The supporters of the Administration evince annoyance at "the vaporing of the McClellanites."
A man named Baxter
has presented his "credentials" as Senator
elect from Arkansas
to the U. S. Senate.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill for a military railroad from the Ohio
to East Tennessee
The bill proposing an abolition amendment to the Constitution
was opposed by the Democrats, and the motion on its "rejection" stood yeas 55, nays 76.
, of California
, in his speech, said that war with France
will surely come.