From our latest Northern files we make up a summary of additional intelligence of interest:
Frankfort, Ky., by the approach of Morgan. Martial law was declared, and all men capable of bearing arms were armed for the defence of the city. On Friday, the 10th, the Confederates appeared, numbering, it is said, 1,200 men, of whom 700 entered. Old and 500 entered New Frankfort. They had no artillery. A telegram says: ‘ A small four pounder had been placed below the fort to protect our rifle pits, which was captured by the rebels, but subsequently was retaken. On Saturday firing continued from 7 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon, with short intervals of interruption. The rebels made two demands during the day for the surrender of the fort, both of which were refused by Col. Monroe, of the 22d Ky, commanding the fort. ’ The rebels abandoned the attack at 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, and by 7 in the evening were moving eastward. The Union loss is six wounded, one seriously. The rebel loss is unknown. The fort was garrisoned by 150 Unionists, only twelve of whom were soldiers. No injury was done to Frankfort, except the burning of the barracks on the edge of the city on Friday, which was reported to be a bridge three miles northward. On Thursday, the 9th, a feint was made upon Lexington by the Confederates, but it was accompanied with no fighting, and on the 11th Cynthiana was captured. The Yankee account of this says: ‘ Logan, with about 3,000 rebels, attacked the 168th and 171st Ohio regiments, under Gen. Hobson, at Cynthiana, yesterday, and after a pretty severe fight compelled Hobson to surrender, on condition that his men should be immediately exchanged — The fighting took place principally in the streets of Cynthiana, and some of our troops took refuge in the court house, and in order to dislodge them, a stable near the hotel was set on fire. ’ About twenty buildings were consumed before the fire was extinguished. Our loss was 15 killed, 50 wounded. Col. Benjamin, the Provost Marshal of Covinton, was mortally wounded. Col. Garris, of the 168th Ohio, was severely wounded. It is also reported that Gen. Hobson was wounded. Our loss in prisoners is from 1,000 to 1,500. This morning Gen. Burbridge, who left Paris last night, felt upon the rebel Morgan while his men were at breakfast, and, after a severe fight, completely defeated him, scattering his forces in all directions. About one hundred prisoners were taken, including twenty officers. Gen. Burbridge, at last advices, were closely following the fleeing rebels. Cincinnati, Monday, June 13, 1864.--Further reports of the fight of yesterday represent the rebel loss to be 300 killed and wounded and about 700 prisoners. Gen. Burbridge is supposed to be pursuing the remnant of Morgan's command. The loss to the Kentucky Central railroad is estimated at about $200,000. There were five locomotives and seventy-five cars at Lexington, which are reported uninjured.
The late attempt to surprise Petersburg — its failure and the Cause Gen. Gillmore behind time — rebel, Battery at work.A correspondent of the Tribune, writing from Gen. Butler's headquarters, June 10th, gives the following account of Kantz attempt to surprise and capture Petersburg. It was written under Batlers supervision, and, of course, excuses him from all blame in the failure of the expedition. The development of the details of the recent movement on Petersburg proves that its failure was solely due to the course pursued by the General who commanded on that occasion. As usual, every preparation had been made by Gen. Butter to insure success, and to make the movement as near a surprise as could be. The pontoon bridge had been covered with hay to deaden the sound of the passing cavalry, and the troops going from this side of the Appomattox were to be across the river by 12 o'clock, so as to obtain some little rest before starting at daylight. Gen. Hinks, with his troop, was to meet Gen. Gillmore at a point named on the City Point side. Gen. Hinks was ready at the appointed time. Gen. Gillmore was two hours and a half behind time. --The brigade under his command, on reaching the opposite side, presented a sorry aspect, covered with mud and water. As the roads were dry this was hard to account for, but upon inquiry the poor fellows said they had been marching through swamps and bogs in order to reach the pontoon bridge, to which several excellent roads lead from along the entrenchments. Field officers did not even know where they were going, having had no instructions. The expedition did not move at the appointed time, and instead of making a rapid march, a surprise, and a fight, crept on at a snail's pace, feeling its way. Officers present aver that, with the exception of capturing the outer pickets, there was no attack made, and no attempt made to attack, but that, on the contrary, the troops were withdrawn on coming up to the entrenchments. --Both officers and men ask each other what they went out for; why they didn't take Petersburg, when it could have been done so easily; at least, why they didn't try to take it. It is safe to assert that with the exception of the General in command of the expedition (and, perhaps, his military family, or staff,) there was not a General, field or line officer in the column but was anxious to make the attempt upon the place.--Prior to the moving of the expedition, the best and most trustworthy information gave the force at the place at 600 Confederate infantry and three or four companies of cavalry. Then there was the militia — composed of what? Boys between 16 and 18 years, and old men between 50 and 55 years, able to muster say 1,000 to 1,200 men. This gave the total force at say 3,000 men. The entrenchments were ten miles long, and this was all the force they had to guard and fight that line Gen. Butler agreed to make such demonstration along our line and upon. Fort Clifton as should prevent reinforcements from being sent. This was done, and no troops went to Petersburg after daylight, nor before, for that matter. While Gen. Hinks and Col. Hawley (8th Conn.,) who commanded the brigades respectively, were awaiting orders to attack these works or at least to make such demonstration upon them as should give evidence of their strength or weakness, Gen. Gilmore gave orders to retire to Baylor's Cross Roads to effect a junction — they were only a mile apart — and to await news from Gen. Kantz. Now, it was distinctly understood that Gen. Gillmore was to attack, so as to divert attention from Gen. Kantz attack. The cavalry rode over the rifle pits and entrenchments of the enemy, but Gen. Gillmore suffered 3,500 men, all eager for a fight, to look at similar works, and then — fell back.
News from Gen. Grant--an important movement in progress — an official Dispatch from Secretary Stanton.We find the following dispatch from Secretary Stanton in the Tribune, which gives the news in brief from all quarters. The important movement referred to has developed itself in front of Petersburg: Gen. Sherman. The following dispatch from General Burbridge, commanding in Kentucky, has just reached here: "I attacked Morgan at Cynthiana at daylight yesterday morning. "After an hour's hard fighting, I completely routed him, killing three hundred, wounding nearly as many, and capturing nearly four hundred, beside recapturing nearly one hundred of Gen. Hobson's command and over one thousand horses. "Our loss in killed and wounded was about one hundred and fifty. Morgan's scattered forces are flying in all directions; have thrown away arms, are out of ammunition, and are wholly demoralized." Dispatches from Gen. Butler at 9 o'clock this evening indicate no-change in his command. No further intelligence has been received from Gen. Hunger.
Secretary of War.