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— the Eighth, Tenth, Thirteenth Indiana, and Nineteenth Ohio Regiments, under the command of Gen. Rosecrans--to proceed along the line of the hills south-east of the enemy's intrenched camp on the Bevapart. The morning was cool and bracing, and the Federal troops were in capital spirits. Gen. Rosecrans ordered the brigade to cut a path through a thick growth of mountain pine trees and heavy unnearly nine miles, which occupied about ten hours, resting at noon. Late in the afternoon Gen. Rosecrans came on the rear of the rebels, and, after a desperate fight of an hour and a half, completeellan had his guns mounted to command the rebels' position, but he found that the gallantry of Rosecrans spared him the trouble of going into action. He is new moving on Beverly, and the advance comd that the gallantry of Rosecrans spared him the trouble of going into action. He is new moving on Beverly, and the advance command of Gen. Rosecrans are within three miles of that place.--(Doc. 84
o desist by Green, when he drew a knife on Green, but was retreating when Green shot him. Tompkins had been endeavoring to send contraband articles southward by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad during the past week, and has been the main cause of the midnight disturbances at the depot of that road.--Louisville Courier, July 23. Major-General McClellan has been summoned by the Government from Western Virginia to repair to Washington and take command of the Army of the Potomac. General Rosecrans takes his place in command of the Army of Western Virginia. The Corps d'armes at Washington is to be instantly re-organized and increased by the addition of 100,000 men. The necessary orders have already been given.--Offers of regiments already raised are being made and accepted with such rapidity as to ensure that this will be accomplished within a few days. Large reinforcements from various directions are already on their way to Washington, orders having been telegraphed for them y
ington, this morning left Beverly, Va., to assume the command of the Federal forces on the Potomac in Virginia. His departure was announced in the following order :-- Headquarters Department of the Ohio and Western Virginia, Beverly, July 22, 1861. In compliance with instructions which have been received from the War Department, the undersigned hereby relinquishes the command of the army of occupation of Western Virginia and the Department of Ohio. The same devolves upon Brigadier-General Rosecrans, United States Army. Geo. B. Mcclellan, Major-General. Seth Williams, Major and Act. Asst. Adjutant-General. --Cincinnati Gazette, July 25. Caleb Lyon of Lyonsdale, presented to Mrs. Lincoln at Washington, a finely-wrought silk flag captured by the Zouaves from a Louisiana Regiment. The flag was 6 or 7 feet long. In the union was an embroidered cotton bale, with the name of the regiment--Tensas Rifles. --Louisville Journal, July 26. General Banks requested the Ma
byterian Church of the United States, and declaring the necessity of an independent organization of churches in the South.--(Doc. 118.) In general orders of this date, General Resecrans assumed command of the Army of occupation of Western Virginia, lately commanded by General McClellan.--(Doc. 119.) General Cox occupied Charleston on the Kanawha, the rebels retreating and burning the bridges. A rebel steamer was abandoned and burned. It is supposed the rebels will be met by Colonel Rosecrans' column, sent out some day ago to intercept their retreat.--N. Y. Times, July 27.--(Doc. 119 1/2.) In the Senate of the United States, Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, moved a resolution, stating that the present civil war was forced on the country by disunionists in the Southern States, who are now in rebellion against the Constitutional Government; that in this emergency Congress, banishing all passion and resentment, will only recollect its duty to the whole country, and that the
on reaching home, to immediately reorganize the regiment, increase the number to one thousand men, and re-enter the service for three years. The soldiers took breakfast at Washington avenue, prepared by the refreshment committee. This regiment passed through Philadelphia about three months ago; they have principally done guard duty on Meridian Hill, and at the Long Bridge, Washington.--Philadelphia Press, August 2. The War Department at Washington received the following direct from Gen. Rosecrans by telegraph, dated to-day:--Gen. Cox reached Gauley Bridge on the 29th ult. Gen. Wise fled without fighting, destroying the bridge to prevent pursuit. We have captured a thousand muskets and several kegs of cannon power. Many inhabitants of that section, who have heretofore been strong Secessionists, denounce Gen. Wise for his wanton destruction of property, and are abandoning him and his cause. His Western troops are rapidly disbanding. The valley of the Kanawha is not free from th
oclamation commanding all persons having arms belonging to the State, that have been unlawfully seized, to immediately deliver them up, that they may be returned to the State Arsenal, at Frankfort.--(Doc. 157.) The Senate of the United States confirmed numerous army appointments. Among them are Major-Generals McClellan, Fremont, Dix, and Banks; and Brigadier-Generals Hooker, Curtis, McCall, Sherman, Lander, Kelly, Kearney, Pope, Heintzelman, Porter, Stone, Reynolds, Hunter, Franklin, Rosecrans, Buell, Mansfield, McDowell, and Meigs.--Philadelphia Inquirer, August 5. The Twenty-ninth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, under the command of Colonel John K. Murphy, left Hestonville, West Philadelphia, for the seat of war.--Philadelphia Press, August 3. Mrs. Lincoln having kindly consented to receive and distribute the havelocks made by the ladies of Katonah and Bedford, Westchester, N. Y., a case was despatched to-day from the Jay homestead to the executive mansion by Pu
August 17. At Clarksburg, Virginia, this day, Gen. Rosecrans issued the following order in reference to the arrest and discharge of prisoners: Headquarters army of occupation, Clarksburg, Western Va., Saturday, Aug. 17, 1861. Great looseness and irregularity prevail in the arrest and discharge of prisoners. Much care and discretion must be exercised in the arrest of persons merely suspected, and proofs obtained if possible; but when proofs exist, and particularly when taken with of intention or preparation to pursue other than a perfectly peaceable course, no prisoner whatever will be released, but as soon as practicable he will be forwarded, with a full statement of his case, to these Headquarters. By order of Brig.--Gen. Rosecrans. Geo. L. Hartsuff, Assistant Adjutant-General. At Louisville, Ky., a peace meeting, called by prominent secessionists for this evening, was held at the Court House in that city. As the crowd entered the hall, many were singing the
August 20. General Rosecrans issued the following card to the press, dated Clarksburg, Va.:--The General Commanding the Army of occupation in Western Virginia, and the Department of the Ohio, invites the aid of the press to prevent the enemy from learning, through it, the position, strength, and movements of the troops under his command. Such information is of the greatest service to the enemy, and deprives the commander of our own forces of all the advantages which arise from the secrecy of concentration and surprise. These advantages are constantly enjoyed by the rebels, whose press never betrays them. The bill entitled an Act to increase the Corps of Artillery, and for other purposes, passed by the Confederate Congress at Richmond, Va., was approved by Jeff. Davis and became a law.--(Doc. 198.) A skirmish took place to-day at Hawks' Nest, in Kanawha Valley, Va., eight miles beyond the river. The rebels, some four thousand strong, advanced to where the Eleventh O
three cars specially provided for their accommodation, each car being guarded by fifteen Southern soldiers, very fully armed.--Richmond Examiner, Sept. 11. A battle took place about three o'clock this afternoon, near Summersville, Va. General Rosecrans, after making a reconnoissance, found General Floyd's army--five thousand strong, with sixteen field-pieces — intrenched in a powerful position, on the top of a mountain at Carnifex Ferry, on the west side of Gauley River. The rear and extere taken by Floyd at Cross Lane, were recaptured, and Floyd's personal baggage, with that of his officers, was taken by General Benham's brigade, which suffered most. It was commanded by him in person, and Colonel McCook led his brigade. General Rosecrans and General Benham, Colonel McCook, Colonel Lytle, Colonel Lowe, Captain Hartsuff, Captain Snyder, Captain McCullen Burke, of the Tenth Ohio, and the other officers displayed conspicuous personal gallantry. The troops were exclusively from
News, Va. Lieutenant Zellen, who was in command of the party, was arrested for cowardice.--The Iron Bridge, over Green River, at Mumfordsville, Kentucky, was blown up by the rebels. A communication in the Cincinnati Commercial, headed The contraband Institution, objects to the return of fugitive slaves by the soldiers — because it exhibits the Government as a voluntary patron of slavery; and degrades the soldiers.--(Doc. 79.) This afternoon, at a point fourteen miles south of General Rosecrans' advance, and eight miles from the Rebel encampment on Green River, in Western Virginia, a detachment of forty men of the Thirty-ninth Indiana regiment attacked three hundred rebels, half of which were cavalry, without loss, killing five and wounding three. The whole rebel force was driven back beyond Bacon Creek.--Baltimore American, October 15. About 3 o'clock this morning, a party of about forty horsemen, twenty-five of whom were Federal troops from the regiments commanded by
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