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Monroe, April 7, speaks of a gunboat expedition up the Chickahominy, and says: The object of the expedition, which penetrated to within about fifteen miles of the rebel capital, was for secret purposes of the utmost importance, and was faithfully performed throughout. What ever it may have been, the officers concerned in it, viz: Capt Harris, Lieut Chambers, and Lieut Bladenhauser, deserve great credit for the prompt and fearless execution of the General's orders. In the Coles county (Illinois) rebellion eight lives were lost in the affray, and twenty-five prisoners are in custody. Those, it is said, will be turned over to the civil authorities, to be tried for riot and murder, the circumstances not being regarded such as to justify a military trial, or a trial for treason in the United States Courts. The 54th regiment, whose members were the objects of attack, and five of whom were killed, have offered a reward of $1,000 for those at large who were engaged in the affair