Latest from the North.
We have received a copy of the Washington Chronicle,
of Thursday, the 11th inst, one day later.
It contains an account of the cavalry fight at Brandy Station
were under Gen. Pleasanton
, and crossed the Rappahannock
in two columns — the right at Beverly's Ford, and the left at Kelly's Ford
, six miles below.
The account in the Crotone
The fords were captured without loss Beverly's Ford was taken by a spirited dash of the Eighth Illinois and Eighth New York cavalry regiments.
We were on the south side before the enemy were aware of it. General Gregg
took Kelly's Ford
with a slight skirmish and no loss.
The right column, under General Baford
, had proceeded only a mile from the river when it came upon General Jenes
's whole brigade, who had just shaken themselves out of sleep and were in time to receive us.
The fight commenced and continued from 5 A. M. to 3 P. M., by which time the entire force of Stuart
, consisting, according to papers found in the camps, of twelve thousand cavalry and sixteen pieces of artillery, had been engaged and driven back three miles on the right and five miles on the left, with heavy loss.
Our forces succeeded in forming a junction near Brandy Station
at 2 o'clock, when the fighting of both columns under Buford
was very gallantly done.
Not a single instance of misbehavior occurred.
The grandest charge was by the Sixth Pennsylvania cavalry, supported by the Sixth regulars, when they dashed on the whole brigade.
The enemy were taken in flank by another brigade, and though thoroughly overpowered, gallantly out their way out. Two regiments of Gen. Gragg
's brigade, under Col. Wyndham
and Col. Kilpatrick
, had hot work all the morning, but drove the enemy from the river to Brandy Station
The rebels were numerically superior to us, including our small supporting force of infantry.
Not withstanding this we drove them back handsomely, and captured 200 prisoners and one stand of colors.--They had five large brigades under command of Generals Fitzhugh Lee
, W. F. H. Lee
, and Robinson
, with sixteen pieces of artillery under Maj. Breckham
They had been reviewed the previous day by Gen. Lee
, and were under orders to leave on their grand raid into Maryland
to-morrow (Wednesday) morning.--Important papers have been captured in the camp of Jones
brigade, showing the strength of the whole rebel force and its attentions.
The fight was discontinued about 3 o'clock, the rebels falling back upon strong infantry supports, which came up by rail from Culpeper
, supposed to be part of Longstreet
's force, which, from letters taken, we learn was in that vicinity on Saturday.
Our forces returned almost to this side of the river during the afternoon, the enemy to make any serious at tempt to regain their last ground.
We lose several valuable officers.
The following is a partial list of the killed: Col.
B. F Davis
, 8th New York; Lieut. Col. Irvin
, 18th New York; Capt. Davis
, 6th Pennsylvania; Capt. Foote
, 8th New York; Capt. Canfield
, 2d regulars.
, 1st New Jersey, not seriously; Major Morris
, 6th Pennsylvania, wounded and missing, Lieut Col. Broderick
and Major Still
mire, New Jersey
The loss of the enemy in killed, wounded, and prisoners far exceeded our own. We got two or three of their brigades under fire of our artillery with shell of short fusee and tore them awfully.
The same paper gives another account, from which we extract the following;
Our men made more than a dozen charges into the midst of the rebel ranks, relying almost entirely upon the sabre, which they used with terrible effect.
The enemy, on the other hand, repeatedly charged also, relying on their revolvers for the most part, however.--Both sides were repeatedly driven back in the course of the battle, though we succeeded in driving the rebels — Fitzhugh Lee
's and Wade Hampton
's divisions of cavalry, with artillery, all commanded by Major General
J. E. B Stuart
— back to a point about five miles southwest of where their-pickets were first encountered, where Pleasanton
found the enemy so heavily reinforced with infantry and artillery as to make it prudent to return to this side of the river.
This — the return — was commenced at about 4 P. M., Gen. Pleasanton
bringing off about two hundred prisoners, his own wounded, and the bodies of his officers who had been killed in the engagement.
The 6th Pennsylvania cavalry, which was in the advance, under Buford
, lost heavily, including six officers killed, wounded, or missing.
's whole force was much cut up. Of the 6th Pennsylvania cavalry, we hear of Captain Davis
, killed by a shell; Major Robert Morris
, missing; Lieutenant Lonning
, missing; Lieutenant R. Kills
, revolver shot through his leg, and Captain Lieper
, cut with a sabre.
The 8th New York had the advance, under Gregg
, and after slightly wavering acquitted themselves with much gallantry.
We hear that among the casualties of that regiment were Colonel Davis
, Captain Foots
, company E, and Lieutenant Cutler
, company A, killed, and Lieutenant Reeves
, company C, and Lieutenant Epler
, company I, mortally wounded.
On the return to this side of the river the enemy skirmished frequently with our rear guard, doing us no damage to speak of, however.
Advices per the Catawba
state that reinforcements from Brashear City
and other points, to the number of six thousand, reached Gen. Banks
on the 30th and 31st of May, and our troops thus outnumber the rebels four to one.
The rebels are entirely hemmed in and no succor can reach them.
Their force is variously estimated at from six to ten thousand.
They are well supplied with corn meal
, but have few other provisions, and only a small supply of ammunition.
It was believed impossible for them to hold out much longer.
Difficulties about the Conscription in Penn Sylvania.
A dispatch from McConnels urg, Pa.
, dated the 10th, says that the enrollment is meeting with great resistance among the "sympathizers with rebellion" in Fulton county, Pa.
Some of the enrolling officers have been attacked with rotten eggs, and threats are freely made against their lives.
In some instances they have been shot at by parties concealed in the woods, and attempts have been made to deter the officers from the execution of their duties.
The barn of Wm. H. Powell
, enrolling officer for Thompson county, was fired by a gang Tuesday night. It was entirely consumed, together with all the stock, farming utensils, &c.
The Investment of Vicksburg — great Still further reinforced — active operations Suspended.
A dispatch from Cincinnati
, dated the 10th, says:
has advices from Vicksburg
through an officer of the Forty-eighth Ohio.
The troops are impressed with the idea that Vicksburg
must fall, and have no fears of failure.
Our losses have been greatly exaggerated.
The total loss since the crossing of the Mississippi
won't exceed seven thousand.
A Memphis correspondent of the Missouri Republican
issued an order on the 26th ult., that the army of the Tennessee would rest, and every advantage, during the cessation of hostilities, was recommended to be taken to ascertain the position of the rebels, so that when battle again commenced his forces would have gained, as far as possible, the information so desirable to success.
will make no further attack, at least at present, or rather direct assault, on the enemy's works all along the line.
Advices have been received in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
, to the effect that Major-General Frank J. Herron
has left St. Louis
for below with a large force of troops.
He left St. Louis
with his full Staff on Thursday evening last.
The attack on Charleston — official Inquiry.
In the Court of Inquiry to-day, in the case of Engineer Stimers
's charge preferred against Admiral Dupont
, C. C. Fulton
, of the Baltimore American
, was the principal witness.--He testified that Mr. Stimers
informed him he visited all the Monitors
on the morning of the 8th of April, at one o'clock, reported to the Admiral
that they were all in a condition for immediate service, and that the Admiral
told him he had decided not to renew the fight.--The decision created great surprise among the junior officers
He heard Stimers
say he believed the Admiral
would have renewed the fight if he had not been influenced by others; that the attack on Sumter
was not an earnest one, and the Monitors
were capable, in his opinion, of renewing the attack.
That in his opinion if the Ericsson
rafts had been used the Monitors
could have reached the city.
He expressed disappointment and chagrin at the unwillingness of the Admiral
and the fleet authorities to examine the rafts and torpedoes.
He never expressed confidence in the ability of the Monitors
without the aid of the rafts to succeed in entering Charleston harbor
The Dismissal of the British Consul at Richmond.
The Washington Chronicle,
commenting on the "letters patent" of President Davis
, dismissing the British Consul
About the broadest farce Mr. Jefferson Davis
has yet performed bears date June 5, 1863. On that day he issued "letters patent" revoking the exequatur of Mr. Richard Moore
, British Consul at Richmond
Anything more ridiculous he could not have penned.
was never accredited to the so- called Confederate Government, his consular commission being made out for the United States
Some time ago he was called upon by Mr. Davis
to submit his commission to the rebel Secretary of State
He knew his position and his duty, however, too well, whatever other faults he may have had, to be guilty of such a place of folly.
Our Government not having recognized the Confederacy
, neither could be.--He was Consul to the United States
, and to no other power.
, finding that ruse would not succeed, now announces the revocation of Mr. Moore
's exequatur, but as Mr. Davis
did not grant it, we presume Mr. Moore
will simply laugh at his attempted revocation.
The indecorousness of the whole thing is that, as in order to revoke the exequatur Mr. Davis
must acknowledge its existence, he speaks of it as having been granted by a "former Government authorized to act as the agent of the State of Virginia
," meaning the Government
of the United State!
Well done, Mr. Davis
A dispatch from Cincinnati
says that Gen. Carter
's forces have crossed over the Cumberland river
and driven Pegram
out of Monticello
Gold was quoted in New York on the 10th at 140
, at Newbern, N. C.
, has received instructions from Washington
to place in close condiment all rebel officers captured by him.
A letter has been received by Mrs. Janees Trighman
, in from the with of her Gen. Trighman
, stating that she is with him, and that he is but slightly wounded.