Later from the North.
We have received New York papers of Friday, the 13th inst., through the courtesy of the officers of the Exchange Bureau
, and make up the following brief summary of the news they contain, which is not important:
Operations of Meade's army.
There is no news from Meade
's army, which, it is said, is confronting Lee
's army, which is said to be this side of the Rapidan
Only a few of Stuart
's cavalry are beyond the Rapidan
The Philadelphia Inquirer
On Monday Kilpatrick
's cavalry was at Pony Mountain
, only a mile or two southeast of Culpeper
, and on Monday night he saw no fires there, but large and extended fires sent up their lurid glare south
of the Rapidan
, from Raccoon Ford
, which is east of the railroad, to Rapidan Station, on the railroad.
's duty, of which he is fully aware, is to keep close to him, never letting him get fairly away, but always manœuvring for a good battle-field.
This, we are glad to know, is Meade
as he has shown by his position at Gettysburg
, and his escape when Lee
would have forced him to do battle on a disadvantageous field.
By the latest intelligence from Washington
we are led to believe that the hour of a great battle is very near.
So close are the contending forces now that any reconnaissance of a positive character may lead to it at a moment's notice.
The situation at Chattanooga and the Southwest--a Big blow to be struck.
have news from Chattanooga
as late as the 12th inst. An artillery duel between the batteries on Lookout Mountain
and Moccasin Point
is the only thing like news.
They say that Gen. Lee
has taken Bragg
's army; that Gen. Hardee
has been assigned to Gen. Polk
's corps, and relieved General Longstreet
on Lookout Mountain
The latter has gone with 16,000 troops, part of cavalry, to East Tennessee
The balance of the cavalry have gone to Iuka
's and Stuart
's divisions have returned, and Bragg
has now three full corps — Hardee
's, and Buckner
's — a total of sixty thousand men, at a low estimate.
A stupendous movement is on foot, which will make an epoch in the history of this war. A grand and vigorous blow is about to be struck, which will result in the destruction of rebel power in the great Southwestern States of the Confederacy
, and give us the possession of a vast amount of territory, and, perhaps, prove the beginning of the end of this sanguinary struggle.
Everything in this department is on the move, and the development of the secret plans of which I speak is, doubtless, so far accomplished as not to detract from their effectiveness by anything which may be incidentally mentioned in this letter.
A large body of rebels were concentrated at Tuscumbia
, Alb., and had reared fortifications of considerable strength and magnitude, in anticipation of giving our troops a bloody reception, and, if possible, to check our advance.
To confirm them in the opinion that we were coming by that way, Osterhaus
's division was thrown forward to within a few miles of the place, and was suddenly withdrawn, leaving the impression with the enemy that their array of strength had frightened us back.
But while they were securely and comfortably awaiting our approach, the time was occupied by Gen. Sherman
in moving the bulk of his forces across the Tennessee river
, which was accomplished easily and rapidly several days ago at Eastport
, where two United States
gunboats are lying, without opposition.
A formidable army, commanded by one of our most energetic and accomplished Generals
, is thus well on its ways towards its destination — Supplies for this army have not passed through Corinth
for a week past, but have been obtained by the way of the Tennessee river
, which is rapidly rising, and which will be our entire dependence for supplies for some time to come.
It is thought the Memphis and Charleston Railroad will be immediately abandoned, and the large body of troops now occupied in protecting it will thus be allowed to take the field.
The Tennessee river
forming a sure avenue of supplies, and requiring only a few gunboats to keep it open, will thus allow our troops, who have been for a year and upwards guarding our communications, to make an exchange which must result infinitely to our benefit.
The river is much surer than railroad communications can be, besides being capable of transferring larger amounts of supplies.
The Yankee public has been startled by the exposure of a plot in Canada
to release the 2,000 Confederate prisoners on Johnson's Island
, in Lake Erie
, and to burn Ogdensburg
. --The conspiracy was exposed in a letter from Lord Lyons.
The following dispatch has been received from the U. S. Secretary of War
by the Mayor
The British Minister, Lord Lyons, has to-night officially notified the Government
that, from telegraphic information received from the Governor-General
, there is reason to believe there is a plot on foot by persons who have found asylum in Canada
, to invade the United States
and destroy the city of Buffalo
; that they propose to take possession of some steamboats on Lake Erie
, to surprise Johnson's Island
, free the prisoners of war confined there, and proceed with them to Buffalo
This Government will employ all means in its power to suppress any hostile attack from Canada
; but as other towns and cities on the shores of the lakes are exposed to the same danger, it is deemed proper to communicate this information to you, in order that any precautions which the circumstances of the case will permit may be taken.
suggests that steamboats or other vessels, giving cause for suspicion by the number or character of persons on board, shall be arrested.
You will please acknowledge the receipt of this dispatch, and communicate to this Department any information you may now or hereafter have on this subject.
The Baltimore American
says that the number of rebel prisoners on Johnson's Island
is over two thousand, nearly all of them officers, and that, in view of an apprehended attempt to escape, the gunboat Michigan
was ordered thither, and has arrived.
As these prisoners could not leave the island, excepting with the aid of vessels, the story is not improbable that the transports were to be furnished by their sympathizing friends.
The following dispatches show that measures have been taken to stop the matter:
, Nov. 13.--Mayor Fargo
has received a second dispatch from Secretary Stanton
stating that Major-Gen. Dix
had been ordered to Buffalo
to adopt measures for the security of the frontier against the plotting of the traitors who have taken refuge in the British
has taken measures to guard against incendiaries.
He is also in communication with Gov. Seymour
in relation to military affairs.
, Nov. 13.--No additional intelligence relative to the Johnson's Island
affair beyond that already telegraphed has been received.
All was quiet in that vicinity last night.
special dispatch from Columbus
says that a large force of infantry and two batteries of artillery were sent there yesterday.
on a special train last night.
The following are the official telegrams received in Washington
about the recent expedition of Averill
into Western Virginia
's forces at Mill Point, Pocahontas county
, on the 5th inst., and drove him from his position with trifling loss.--Jackson
fell back to the summit of Droop Mountain
, when he was reinforced by Gen. Echols
's brigade and one regiment from Jenkins
The position is naturally a strong one, and was strengthened by breastworks commanding the road.
turned the enemy's left with his infantry, and attacked him in front with cavalry, dismounted.
The victory was decisive, and the enemy's retreat became a total rout, his forces throwing away their arms and scattering in every direction.
The cavalry pursued till dark, capturing many prisoners and a large quantity of arms, ammunition, &c.
The enemy's wounded have all fallen into our hands.
Our loss in killed and wounded is about one hundred.
A telegram has just been received from Gen. Scammon
, in which he says: ‘"Gen. Duffie
at half-past 10 o'clock A. M. on the 7th, the enemy having passed through in retreat from Averill
, who gave him a severe whipping at Droop Mountain
on the 6th."’
captured the enemy's camp, tents, knapsacks, provisions, &c, one caisson, and upwards of one hundred head of cattle.
The cavalry have gone in pursuit.
The Baltimore American
, of the 13th, referring to the Federal
disaster at Rogersville, Tennessee
It was reported a few days since that two of General Burnside
's outposts in Tennessee
had been attacked by the enemy, and a portion of two regiments captured.
We are now informed that the disaster occurred at Rodgersville, in Hawkins county, Tennessee
, fifteen miles from Knoxville
, and that we lost four cannon and six hundred men. General Burnside
makes no mention of the number of killed and wounded.
His main army still remains where it was when this attack was made, and is considered to be in an impregnable position.
Considering the activity of the Army of the Potomac and the menacing attitude of the Army of the Cumberland, the concentration of a superior rebel force in East Tennessee
is scarcely probable, but the rebels are exceedingly anxious to repossess themselves of that important region, the tame relinquishment of which they have never ceased to lament.
Their most desperate efforts, it is believed, Gen. Burnside
will be enabled to thwart.
The main army is where it was when the attack was made on Rogersville
, in an impregnable position and in good spirits, subject to the orders of Gen. Grant
, who is well satisfied with its situation.
Dispatches from Memphis
of the 8th report that the rebel General, Richardson
, is committing very serious depredations in the Southwest
He cut up the Memphis Railroad a mile east of Salisbury
, and the previous day cut the telegraph wires and burned three bridges.
We learn from Cairo
that the town of Inks was burned by the rebels after Gen. Sherman
's troops had left that place.
The Northern papers confirm the capture of the Robert E. Lee
, and Elia and Annie, off Wilmington
The labor strikes are spreading over the North
In New York, Boston
, and Philadelphia
, the mechanics have struck for higher wages.
The Government hands are also striking.
H. M. Turner
, a negro, and pastor of a negro church in Washington
, has been appointed Chaplain
of the 1st South Carolina United States colored troops.
has arrived at Fortress Monroe
with his staff.
The balloting in the Missouri Legislature, on the 12th, for U. S. Senator
, stood: Brown
An exchange of surgeons has been agreed upon between the United States
and Confederate Commissioners.
The Massachusetts Legislature met in extra session on the 11th to consider the question of raising troops in response to the last call of the President
, and a bill was introduced proposing to pay all recruits twenty dollars per month from the State Treasury
in lieu of bounties.
's official report of the Gettysburg
battle sums up the result of the Pennsylvania
campaign as follows: "Union losses in the engagements of July 1st, 2d, and 3d--killed, 2834; wounded, 13,709; missing.
6,643; total, 23, 186. Three guns, 41 standards, and 13,621 prisoners fell into our hands."
, of Philadelphia
, has given a decision against the constitutionality of the draft.
It won't do any good, however, as there is not any habeas corpus
Bogus Union meetings are being held in Little Rock
The Evening Transcript,
a paper started in Baltimore
two weeks ago, by Wm. H. Wilson
, one of the former proprietors of the Gazette,
has been suppressed by Gen. Schenck
The fight at Rappahannock Station seems to have been considered by the Yankees
as a regular battle.
has issued a congratulatory order upon the event.
, for many years Clerk of the late U. S. District Court in Eastern Virginia
, has been confined in the Old Capitol at Washington
as a hostage.
advices, of the 6th inst., say that the rebel Gens. Price
's and Holmes
's commands are still at Marshall, Texas
But few rebel troops are now within the borders of Kansas
's cavalry and some 2,500 men are in the mountains west of Fort Smith
, short of supplies.
A dispatch from Leavenworth
, dated the 9th says Blunt
is in a bad way. It adds:
"Advices from Fort Scott
say that a courier arrived there on Friday night from General Blunt
, bringing information that the rebels, under Cooper
, eluded our forces, crossed the Arkansas river
with 9,000 men, and were marching on Blunt
, who has 1,800 cavalry as an escort to an immense supply train for Fort Smith
had curtailed his train and made preparations for defences."
Lehigh coal sold in Philadelphia
on Monday last at $11.20 per ton of 2,240 pounds--a figure never before attained in that city.
Gold was quoted in New York Thursday
, in a speech at Auburn, N. Y.
, last week, said that "it is injustice, and downright robbery of Abraham Lincoln to refuse him the full enjoyment of the authority conferred upon him"
in the election of 1860, and that "there can be no peace and quiet until Abraham Lincoln is President, under that election, of the whole United States."