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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.

Washington, April 20.
--The following dispatches have been received by the Secretary of War:

New Market, April 19, 1862.
Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War:
To-day I have been to the bridges on the the Shenandoah, in the valley, with a force of cavalry, infantry and artillery, to the two important bridges that cross the river. We were within sight of Luray, at the South Bridge. --A sharp skirmish occurred with the rebels in which they lost several men taken prisoners. Their object was the distinction of the bridges.

One of the prisoners lost the camp on the bank of the Rappahannock on Tuesday morning. There were no fortification there up to that time.

Other reports indicate a stranger force at Gordonsville and a contest there, the whole resulting in a belief that they are concentrating at Yorktown. I believe Jackson left this valley yesterday. He is reported to have left Harrisonburg yesterday for Gordonsville by the mountain road. He encamped last night at eleven miles from Harrisonburg.

N. P. Banks.
Major-Gen. Commanding.

New Market April 20--9 A. M.
To Hon. E. M. Stention, Secretary of War:
The fight of Jackson from the valley, by way of the mountain, from Harrisonburg towards and Orange , on Gordonsville is confirmed that morning by our scouts and prisoners.

N. P. Banks,
Major. Gen. Commanding.

The Captures officers of the steamer Hunter.

Boston, April 18, 1862.
--Thomas E. Tansall, late United States at Tangiers, and Mr. Myers, Puteer of the Sumter, arrested at Algeeras, Morocco, arrived here to-day in the bark Harvest Home, to which they were transferred by the United States gunboat Inc. The prisoners were in irons, which were removed by order of Marshall Keys, and they were army to Fort Warren, to await instructions from the Government.

The Nashville at , N. P.

Nassau, N. P., April 11, 1862.
--The rebel steamer Nashville arrived April 1st, and changed her colors to the British, under the name of Thomas L. Wragg, and sailed again on the 6th, having taken on board the cargo of arms of the British steamship Southward, that arrived from England a few days previously. The steamer , front Charleston, arrived April 6, with eleven hundred bales of cotton.

General Summart.

The following is from the New York Herald of the 21st:

‘ The killed, wounded and missing in the first division, commanded by General John A. McClernand, at the battle of Pittsburg landing, according to the official report, numbered as follows:

aggregate inss1,859

The editor of the Nashville Republican Bunner has been arrested and imprisoned by order of Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of Tennessee. The cause of the arrest is that the general tons of the paper is to the Government of the United States. In consequence of the arrest the Manner has been suspended. The Banner was one of the oldest papers in Tennessee having been in existence over half a century.

The body of George W. Johnson, the rebel Governor in Kentucky so far as the State had an existence in Jeff. Davis's bogus Confederacy — arrived in Louisville on the 10th instant, and was taken to his former home in Scott county. Johnson was killed in the battle of Pittsburg.

A number of the women in St. Louis have been restricted in their movements, and their limits for locomotion , by a military order. They have been in the habit of cheering in the streets the rebel prisoners as they passed along, and of have gone so far as to insult some of our wounded soldiers as they were being conveyed to the hospitals. The women are all in high standing in good society.

The female prisoners, Greenhow, Baxley, and Mrs. Morris still in the old Capitol prison. Mrs. Morris, has not yet completed her preparations for departure to Dixie. The others are ready and willing to go.

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.

Lincoln, Ill., March 17.
Dear Son:**
I have been very busy for a while, and could not get time to answer before. Money is exceedingly scarce. Corn selling at ten cents in the ear, and twelve and a half cents for shelled per bushel. We presume, now that Donaldson is fallen, we will have a Southern market for our grain. In your next, give me your opinion of the country, manners, and customs of the people, &c; and if you think it advisable I will sell out here and come to Tennessee and take one of those farms you captured. We hear daily all the moves of our army, as well as the rebels. We have a great many great many intends in Nashville, who keep our Generals advised of all the moves of the Confederate army. When you get to Nashville go and see Dr. Scord, who is strong Union man. He was formerly from Albany. N. Y.


The secesh intend to annoy Tennessee river with sharp shooters until they can fortify Chattanooga, Price and Jeff. Thompson are drove out of Missouri. The Quartermaster's Sergeant don't have to fight, does he?


I would give my last cow to have you back home again, away from those terrible Southern bowie-knives.

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:

Third Kentucky170
Fourth Kentucky195
Fifth Kentucky136
Sixth Kentucky102
Burn's Battery37
Bubb's Battery37
Clifton's Battery54

General Breckinridge's was among the reserve corps, but was engaged in the thickest of the fight, and did much to add fresh renown to the lustre of Kentucky arms.

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