Late Northern News.
From our Northern News, of the 14th and 15th insts., we continue the following extracts of the latest telegraphic and general news:
The expedition to Alabama.
St. Louis, Feb. 13.
--The Republican's Fort Henry
correspondent gives further particulars of the Tennessee river
Everywhere the people insisted upon loading their visitors with presents, and as far as Florence
the river can be navigated almost as safely as the Ohio
Blessings, cheers, and the wildest enthusiasm greeted the gunboats everywhere.
Numbers of prominent men came forward, and said, should the Union
army enter Tennessee
, 50,000 men, ready and anxious to protect their homes, would at once cluster around it. Under the law to join the rebel arm, or lose their property, they were obliged to succumb in self-defence.
The officers of the gunboats say it is impossible to doubt the of the greetings that everywhere meet them.
The rebel press is wholly under the control of politicians, and do not speak the peoples' feelings.
The secession elsewhere is principally composed of lawless politicians, who overawe, by violence, the order-16th Union citizens.
Leavenworth, Feb. 13.
--The last regiment of the first brigade of Gen. Hunter
's advance left this morning for Fort Scott
The brigade consists of the 1st, 5th, and 6th Kansas regiments, and 15th Wisconsin, under command of Acting Brig.-Gen. Geo. W. Deitzler
, who commanded the Kansas
brigade gallantly in the battle at Wilson
will himself accompany the second brigade, which will consist of the 9th and 12th Wisconsin regiments, 3d Ohio cavalry, and the 3d Kansas.
Probably Col. Chas. Doubleday
, of the 2d Ohio, will be made Acting Brigadier-General
of this brigade.
From the upper Potomac.
Frederick, Md., Feb. 13.
--There are rumors here that the rebels are concentrating their forces between the Point of Rocks
, and also that they are erecting batteries there.
As yet nothing authentic.
Rolla, Mo., Feb. 13.
-- to the Missouri Republican
, just arrived, Gen. Sigel
's division arrived at four miles from Springfield
, on Gen. Price
is reported to Springfield
, and is encamped near ground of Wilson
now in Springfield
The rebel prisoners taken at Fort Henry
have been sent up to Paducah
The son of Ex-Senator Jones
, of Tennessee
, who is among the captured says he has got all the fight he wants; and it is said that even Gen. Thighman
was not aware to quitting the service of the rebels.
The New York Extract.
According to were sixty-one battles fought here in the middle of last February (when Summer fell) and the close of the calendar year.
Of these, fifty-three were rebel successes, and but eight national successes.
We published the other day a curious table given by a Richmond paper, and collected from official (rebel) sources, showing the dates and localities of all these battles, with a list of the killed, wounded and captured on both side.
Some of the battles we had never heard of before, and others it was odd enough to see designated as rebel triumphs.
While making our ‘"preparations"’ we have fought the following battles of the rebellion, giving to the rebels the battles of Wilson's Creek
, and Sumter
Rebel victories, 1861.
- April 12--Sumter.
- June 10--Big Bethel.
- July 21--Bull Run.
- September 20--Lexington.
- October 25--Massacre of Ball's Bluff.
- November 7--Belmont.
Union victories, 23; Rebel victories, 7; ratio, 3 to 1.
By the arrival at New York of the steamship Columbia
, from Havana
, we have news from Vera Cruz
to Jan. 29.
The advices are interesting and important.
, who left Havana
for Vera Cruz
on board the English
mail steamer, arrived at that place on Jan. 24. By order of Commodore Dunlop
he was at once arrested and taken on board H. B. M. frigate Challenger
, for having violated his pledge not to leave Havana
It was rumored that he was subsequently transferred to the Jason
for attempting to effect his escape to the mainland.
The affair had created much excitement among Miramon
's partisans, who had been anxiously anticipating his arrival.--The Commissioners representing the allied Powers, who left Vera Cruz
for the city of Mexico
on January 14th, returned on the 19th.
, a Plenipotentiary, commissioned by Juarez
; accompanied them.--The Allied Commission represent that they were everywhere received with cordiality.--Juarez
treated them with great consideration.
He attempted to exact, as a condition of future negotiations, that all of the allied forces which had been landed at Vera Cruz
, with the exception of a guard of 2,000 men, should be re-embarked.
This preliminary was at once declined, but as the Plenipotentiary of Juarez
returned with the Commission, it was taken for granted that negotiations would proceed.
Where the conferences would take place was uncertain, although it was generally believed that Jalapa
would be agreed upon.
, it is said, had acknowledged that his Government had not fulfilled its obligations to foreigners, and expressed his willingness to extend any additional guarantees.
The allied forces at Tejeria have advanced three leagues toward Santa Fe
, in order to be removed from the unhealthy localities where they had at first encamped, and measures were in progress to advance immediately upon the capital, should a disposition be manifested to resist the demands of the allies.
All reports of conflicts between the opposing forces are contradicted.
On the contrary, it is alleged that the pickets of the Mexican
and allied armies maintained the most friendly relations, and that the price of provisions in Vera Cruz
had fallen materially. H. B. M. gunboat Plover
had gone ashore near the bar of Alvarado
, and it was thought would prove a total loss.