The War.Northern accounts of the progress of affairs — late news from the South and West.
From a letter dated Fortress Monroe, April 19, published in the New York Herald of the 21st, we copy the following: ‘ Thirty-nine wounded from Yorktown, arrived today, making ninety in all, wounded in the fight on the left flank on Thursday.--The whole number was thirty-two killed and ninety wounded. ’ Gen. Magruder's report of the same fight, is the papers, gives twenty-five rebels killed, including Col. McKinsley, and seventy-five wounded. We can hear occasional cannonading towards Yorktown, but learn that it is merely attempts of the enemy to disturb our working . With the exception of the affair of the rifle pass on Thursday, they get the worst of the skirmishing. The work is progressing rapidly, and when the siege does occurrence, it will be the most terrific. [Since no report from General Magruder has yet been published, it is inferred that the Yankee correspondent it, we very largely upon his imagination.]
Affairs in the Valley of Virginia.
Major. Gen. Commanding.
The Captures officers of the steamer Hunter.
The Nashville at , N. P.
General John A. McClernand, at the battle of Pittsburg landing, according to the official report, numbered as follows: ’
From Nashville.The Knoxville Register has received a copy of the Nashville Dispatch, of April 15th,. It contains but little news, excepting the details of the surrender of Island No.10, which it appears has been evacuated by all the Confederate troops, except about three hundred. A number of guns fell into the Federal hands, but were mostly . They claim to have found large quantities of ammunition, shot and shells of every kind; but as there are several transparent lies in the statement, this is doubtless an exaggeration. The following extract is some what interesting to newspaper people. Among the rebel officers on the island were two ex-journalists; serving as Lieutenants of artillery companies — Jas. J. McDaniel, for orderly editor of the Columbus (Tenn) Herald, and Waiter Scott Lipscomb, late of the New Orleans Delta, and at one time proprietor of the now deceased Vicksburg (Miss.) Sun,--They said they had gone to the war for the love of adventure and their attachment to Southern ; but they had found life in the army more disagreeable and annoying than the severe drudgery of journalistic existence. An article is republished from the Cincinnati Commercial, of April 12, which gives a great deal of information, mixed with some gross falsehoods, about the forces and movements at Cumberland. Cap and in East Tennessee It was communicated to the Commercial by a deserter from Latrobe's battery.
The Cherokees.The Knoxville Register publishes an extract from a letter written by Major Morgan, at Qualla Town , which shows that his trip to the Cherokee Indians has been eminently successful. The Major was daily expected in Knoxville with his dusky warriors. Gen. Mahaffey also writes from the same point, as follows: ‘ We reached here Qualla Town) last Monday. Our arrival created considerable excitement among the Indiana. We had a meeting at this place, which was largely attended a number of Chiefs being present. They are volunteering finely. We enrolled 102 men in this county, and think we will get more on Valley River. We leave to-day for Webster, and from there to Murphy.----Morgan has thoroughly around the Indians. When we received the joyful news of our victory at Corinth, the Indians gave a - whoop which made the mountains ring. Major Morgan is the greatest man I ever saw. The Indians are all well pleased with him, and I think he is the only man who could have got up such an enthusiasm among them. We will have as fine a body of men as ever went into the service. ’
Elegant extracts.Among the Yankee letters captured on the battle-field of Shiloh, was a package directed to John S. , Quartermaster-Sergeant, Thirty-second 11th regiment. The following extracts show something of the feeling among the at home: Augusta, Ind. March 6. *** John, I thought you had been taken prisoner by Jeff Davis's Secesh hordes. John, you fellows are getting the Secesh tight place. Just snatch one of them bald headed for me, and I will treat you Columbus, the Manassas of the West, is in our possession now, and if you fellows work is right, you will have Memphis in all time.
Affairs about Savannah.The Republican, of the 21st inst., says: ‘ The enemy, few in numbers, are still lying in our lower river, and so far as seen no reinforcements have reached them. They have not a to us attack on the city, and its augmentation would seem inconsistent with the pressing demands from other points at present time. McClellan will need every man he can draw in the field for his operations in the Peninsula, and the Federal West are equally pressing for all the troops at their command. Meanwhile we are not idle. The military authorities here are using all the means in their power to strengthen our defences and make them impregnable. Come in what numbers he may, the enemy will have his hands full in his march upon Savannah. ’ A gunboat came up Freeborn's cut yesterday foreman to within about two miles of our battery at Chester's Bluff, but no gun was fired on either side. A federal propeller also came up the river yesterday, and firm a shot in the direction of Mackey's Point, but it fell far short of the mark.
Gen. Prentiss was captured.A member of the 22d Tennessee regiment writes from Corinth to the Memphis Appeal.-- Many and manly heart was on that gory field; many a brave man has cut down just as victory would perch upon our standard; but we were repaid in the evening for all our tails, dangers and bloodshed, by receiving the surrender of Brig.-Gen. Prentiss of the remnants of three regiments. Gen. Prentiss surrendered himself personally to private Simms, of Capt. Bathel's company, who conducted him to Col. Freeman who, after receiving his sword and returning it introduced him to the regiment. The shout that went up on hearing that we had so distinguished a prisoner, might have been heard for miles the die of the surrounding battle Gen. Prentiss graciously acknowledge the compliment thus indirectly paid him, by doffing his hat, and, in the politest manner possible saying: ‘"Boys, you have a right to shout, for you have fourths like tigers."’ He is one of the threat looking men that I ever saw.
Gen. Breckinridge's brigade.The Memphis Appeal publishes the official report of the casualties in General Breckinridge's Brigade in the battle of Shiloh. The following summary shows that the loss is fully one third of the whole force, and is, perhaps, the heavies that has been sustained by any one brigade since the war began: