Later from the North.
Northern papers of the 6th have been received.
A new calculation puts the Federal
loss in the late battles at 1,000 killed, 6,000 wounded, and 2,000 prisoners. McClellan
, and Sumner
were all in Washington
on the 5th. Three hundred ‘"contrabands"’ from Fredericksburg, Va.
, arrived there on the same day. James F. Simmons
, U. S. Senator
from Rhode Island
, had resigned his seat.
A detachment of Dodge
's New York Mounted Rifles left Suffolk
last week and captured 112 men in North Carolina
going to join the Confederate army.
The Indian troubles in Minnesota
still continue, with fatal effect to the whites.
Two new regiments left the interior of New York, for Washington
, on the 5th.
states that the Confederate war steamer Florida
, Lieut. Murray
, had succeeded in destroying several U. S. vessels near Nassau
Lieut. Hiram B. Banks
, a brother of Maj. Gen. N. P. Banks
, and Capt. Fessenden
, a son of Senator Fessenden
, were killed in the recent battles.
The N. Y. Times
says the conduct of the British Government
towards the Tuscarora
creates ‘"mingled indignation and surprise,"’ and calls for ‘"a sharp remonstrance from Secretary Seward
."’ Gold, in New York, was quoted Friday evening at 118¾, on the assurance, says the Times,
that there was ‘"no danger to be apprehended from the Confederate
raid into Maryland
." ’ The remains of Gen. Kearney
dd in state at Newark, N. J.
, on the 5th, and were to be interred at New York with great ceremony.
The N. Y. Times
has the following on the ‘"reverses in Virginia
It is pretty evident to everybody by this time that our armies have been out- generated
by the rebels.
The fact is humiliating, and one which we should rejoice to see refuted.
But the logic of results proves it. In almost every instance where the two armies have met, the rebel Generals
have out-manœuvred or out-managed ours.
They have known precisely where our weak points were, while we have not known theirs.
They have got upon our flanks or in our rear, in spite of all our efforts to prevent it. They have turned our positions — misted us as to their own movements — anticipated and thwarted ours — outnumbered us at specific points, whatever the comparative aggregates might be — deceived us by pretended retreats, and managed, by some device or other, to get the better of us in nearly every engagement.
The New York Herald
, in summing up the position of affairs, says:
What, therefore, looks now like a desperate crisis on our part, may, in reality, be the opening of the final triumph of the Union
There is the most cordial feeling existing between Generals Halleck
The former has on numerous occasions declared that he considered McClellan
one of the greatest living soldiers of the world.
The hearty co-operation between them secures, beyond a doubt, unity of action and operation equal to the exigencies of the moment.
Should the rebel leaders, therefore, decide to divide their army by transferring a portion of it to Maryland
, it will prove their ruin, by furnishing our Generals
an opportunity of routing any portion that they may desire, and easily following the remnant to the gates of Richmond
The critical position of the rebels, their necessity of immediately making another desperate effort, the skilful and rapid preparations at Washington
, clearly point to the fact that the two armies are on the eve of another important contest, and that the great battle of the war will, within the next ten days, be fought somewhere on the upper Potomac.
Interesting statement of Affairs in Washington.
correspondent of the Baltimore
writing on the 2d inst., says:
The mystification of the public mind in regard to Gen. McClellan
is relieved by the announcement that he is now in command of all the forces for the defence of Washington
, and thus by the proximity of large numbers to the city, under present circumstances, his command is, as it were, general.
Not only the fortifications on the south side of the city, but the range erected last year on the north side, have been kept in a due state of preparedness for all emergencies.
While the wounded and sick have been coming in from the army of Virginia, there have also been arrivals of sick and wounded from Gen. Burnside
Considerable numbers arrived by steamers yesterday — a number coming up from Aquia creek
They were borns to the hospitals in ambulances, and along the route to the Island
ward they were inanely served with nourishment and refreshments by the citizens.
Though the Senate and House
halls and the corridors of the Capitol
have been hastily con- verted into a hospital — cots and beds being placed in every available place — no patients have as yet been admitted, but, as the bills are now ready, they will be taken in at any moment that may be necessary.
There cannot possibly be any lack of accommodations here for all the disabled soldiers as they reach this side of the river.
The attention, too, will be ample.
To day about 175 convalescent soldiers in the different hospitals are being detailed to the several hospitals for duty at nurses.
In pursuance of the orders of the Commander in-Chief
to form military organizations of the clerks in the civil departments of the Government
, the clerks in the several Bureaus have appointed a committee of three from each Bureau on organization.
These committees assembled at Gen. Wadsworth
's headquarters this evening at 8 o'clock. In this connection, it should be mentioned that, the employees of the Government
printing office and bindery, to the number of one hundred and seventy, this morning tendered their services to Gen. Wadsworth
for the defence of the capital, in response to the call of the Government
The National Rifles, of this city--eighty rifles strong — have also tendered their services in the field for the defence of Washington
A Government transport arrived this morning from Fort Columbus, New York, bringing 170 deserters, in charge of Lieutenant Carpenter
, of the 17th infantry.
They are from nearly every division of the army.
They were all sent under guard to the Old Capitol.
I hear, also, that Colonel Williams
, of the organization of soldiers of the war of 1812, has suggested at the War Department that if their services are needed they will be forthcoming, and the proffer was graciously received.
were closeted yesterday, and the latter at once proceeded to join the army of Gen. Pope
, where he was received with great acclamations.
It is said that from the capitol
dome long trains of Government wagons may be seen across the river, and immense masses of troops.
The Confederates have followed up closely, having come down the river yesterday near the Cham Bridge
, and having attacked the rear even to-day.
The Washington Star
, of Wednesday evening, in its first edition, has the following interesting news:
By 9 o'clock last evening the whole of the army of Gen. Pope
had reached the position it had been determined it should assume for the present, before the staunch fortification on the South
side of the Potomac
, in our front.
In their march of the day from the immediate vicinity of Fairfax Court-House the enemy of course did their best to harass our rear with an occasional round of shell, which, however, did no damage.
Everything was brought hither in good order and condition, the army being in a far better condition to renew the contest of last week, at a moment's warning, than we anticipated.
Ere they reached this immediate vicinity, we hear, Major-General McClellan
had, in accordance with the general order
of yesterday, issued an order resuming the chief command of the aggregated army (Pope
's and Burnside
's) thus assembled for the defence of the capital.
This morning it seems to be certain that the mass of the enemy that followed our army from the Rappahannock
to this vicinity are directing their, march some what up the river, being already in some force about Leesburg
, and in larger force between there and the Chain Bridge
, as though about to make a demonstration at the ferry opposite Poolesville, Md.
That and all other fords that might possibly be threatened, are, of course, being duly guarded by forces which Generals Halleck
doubtless regard as sufficient for the exigencies of the occasion, various bodies of troops having in the last few days passed up the river on this side, evidently to that end.
was yesterday evacuated by our troops, it being understood that the rebels have also appeared in force in the Valley
We may add that there already is a strong fleet of United States
gun and mortar boats in the river ready for instant action if necessary.
Our belief is that the rebel Generals
will essay to cross the river in the hope of getting supplies and other assistance through a secession rising in Maryland
, and thus be enabled to move on Baltimore
rather than the Federal
metropolis, which they probably think too well fortified to be attacked.--This is, however, but a surmise, though the contingency has doubtless been abundantly guarded against by the authorities.
If it had been designed to make an attack upon the other side of the river, we believe it would have been made this morning, as every passing hour until it might be made, serves materially to lessen the chance of the success of any such movement when essayed.
Order, by the by, is rapidly being brought out of the comparative chase that invariably follows a week of such action and marching as our troops were lately engaged in.
In that week, we learn from an officer who is best situated to know the facts, our total loss of killed, wounded and missing, did not exceed fifteen thousand, the stragglers, who will very soon be in their proper places again, making a large proportion of the missing at present.
Reported fighting on the upper Potomac.
The following dispatches give the news as received by the enemy and their impressions relative to our army:
, Sept. 4.--The morbid excitement existing here for news of a great battle has been somewhat gratified to night by the intelligence that a skirmish occurred last night in the vicinity of Poolesville
, between about 140 Union cavalry, under Capts. Means
, of Eastern Virginia
, and a superior force of rebel cavalry; also, by the rumors, which are pretty well authenticated, that a battle has been going on to day upon the Virginia
side, opposite Poolesville
, and about 28 miles above this city.
It is understood that Gen. Sumner
's corps was thrown forward with the expectation of intercepting the rebel troops, who were said to be concentrating in that vicinity for the purpose of crossing into Maryland
The most reliable among the conflicting rumors is that the rebel forces, comprising, at a guess, a hundred thousand men, were still moving yesterday through Thoroughfare Gap, branching off into the valley, and stretching upwards towards Harper's Ferry
Paroled prisoners say that the rebel soldiers expressed their confidence of crossing over into Maryland
in heavy force in the course of four days.--They doubtless will make the attempt.
Large numbers of veteran troops from the peninsula continue to land among us, and are hourly passing our streets and those of Alexandria
, to the various positions assigned to them by order of Gen. McClellan
In the meanwhile the infantry of the enemy seem entirely to have disappeared from our immediate front.
A band of eleven hundred paroled Union prisoners arrived here last night from Fairfax Court- House, whither they were brought by a detachment of Stuart
's cavalry, and turned loose to find their way into our lines as best they could.
Quite as many Union stragglers passed the bridge intermixed with them, it being impossible to sort out the separate lots in the dark at the bridge.--That, however, is being done to day under orders of the Military Governor
, who will have doubtless returned the stragglers to their several regiments by night.
From intelligent and cool headed men among the returned prisoners in question, we learn that the main force of the enemy has certainly been drawn back to the north, northwest, and northeast of Fairfax Court-House, as though in a position to march back through Thoroughfare Gap, or forward to the Potomac
, with equal facility.
The impression continues to prevail in military circles here that Lee
is surely preparing to cross the Potomac
It is not believed that he will gain anything by such an attempt, or that it is one to be dreaded.
There has been no fighting whatever on the front in the last twenty-four hours.
Last night Major Kemper
, of the Tenth New York cavalry, made a reconnaissance in the immediate vicinity of Centreville
, capturing four rebel soldiers.
One of them stated that there are now only about twenty thousand rebel troops in our front, under Gen. Longstreet
, the balance having gone off with Jackson
is some direction unknown to him.
Washington, Sept. 5.
--It is believed that the rebels have crossed in some force this side of Point of Rocks
, and subsequently for the most part recrossed into Virginia
, as though hesitating to make the experiment of getting a lodgment in Maryland
The rebels have thrown shells across the river at canal boats, &c., which, however, did no damage.
A man, professing to have made his escape from the neighborhood of Leesburg
on Wednesday, by swimming the river, arrived within our lines to-day.
He stated that Jackson
had entered Leesburg
with his troops, and was pushing towards Harper's Ferry
, and Longstreet
, with a considerable force, was marching in the same direction.
The rebels are well supplied with artillery.
Most of the Union
people about Winchester
had made their escape into Maryland
Others were captured by their secession neighbors while making the attempt and thrown into prison.
Upon receipt of the intelligence that Jackson
was marching toward Leesburg
, rebel flags were displayed by many of the inhabitants in token of their joy at his coming.
On Tuesday last Leesburg
was occupied by rebel forces, and the Union
people were for a second time obliged to seek refuge on this side of the Potomac
Night before last a party of rebel artillerists came to the river at Edwards's Ferry with one cannon and fired upon some of our people on the Maryland
The rebels announce their purpose to cross the upper Potomac at three points and to march into Pennsylvania
, Sept. 5.--Midnight. --A report prevailed this morning of a battle yesterday near Poolesville
Nothing is ascertained to confirm it. The rebels fired twenty shots from Ball's Bluff at the steamer Flying Cloud
, plying on the canal between Georgetown
and Harper's Ferry
. ‘"Nobody hurt. "’ The steamer has returned to Georgetown
At this moment, when the passage of the upper Potomac is threatened by the rebels, all minds subscribe to the necessity of a railroad hence to the Point of Rocks
, whereby troops could be suddenly thrown to every exposed point.
, Sept. 5, 1862. --The Washington Star
, of this evening, says:
Last night telegrams and other information reached Washington
, saying that the rebels had crossed the Potomac
in the course of the afternoon at two points, one above and the other below the Point of Rocks
Up to noon to-day we have been unable to learn that these accounts have been confirmed by the dispatches from military officers detailed to the duty of closely observing the movements of the enemy on and about the river.
Large masses of our troops continue to be marched night and day to positions within striking distance of the river fords.
The delay of the rebels in making their expected effort has given us plenty of time to make due preparation for their reception whenever they may appear in threatening numbers.
It is not improper for us to mention that if a battle occurs in this region shortly, the rebels must meet more than twice as many disciplined troops as was massed against them under Generals Pope
, besides a very large force of new levies that have been arriving here for three weeks past by thousands daily.
In the course of last night a small body of rebel cavalry is said to have made a raid on the front opposite Ball's Cross Roads, capturing twenty five of the New York cavalry and a small train of wagons, the latter being retaken from them by a Union scouting cavalry force before they could run them off.
The Baltimore American
of this evening gives a number of rumors of the rebels crossing the Potomac
at Noland's Ferry, the number ranging from thirty thousand down to four hundred cavalry and a few pieces of artillery.
The object, it is supposed, is to destroy the Catoctin bridge
, cutting off communication between the Union
troops at Harper's Ferry
and Point of Rocks
A dispatch this evening discredits the whole statement.
It is generally believed to be false.
Some one probably mistook friends for enemies.
The rebels on the upper Potomac.
Washington, Friday, Sept. 5.
--Accounts from the upper Potomac confirm the news of yesterday in regard to the presence of armed rebels in that region.
A small propeller was fired upon from Ball's Bluff while coming down to-day.
Great consternation was created amongst the passengers.
The cannonading heard above here is said to have been at Edwards's Ferry, where the rebels were endeavoring to drive our troops from the Maryland
Last evening the rebels appeared in force at Falls Church
, and drove in our pickets, using artillery.
A wagon train fell into their hands, but they did not succeed in getting it away, as our troops rallied and rescued the train.
This morning the rebels fell back to Falls Church
, and then shortly afterwards evacuated it going toward Leesburg
on the Leesburg pike
We had none killed of wounded.
Washington, Sept. 4, 1862.
General Orders, No. 1.
- First--Pursuant to General Orders No. 122, from the War Department, Adjutant General's office, of the 2d instant, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the of Washington, and of all the troops for the defence of the capital.
- Second--The Heads of the Staff Departments of the Army of the Potomac will be in charge of their respective departments at these headquarters.
- Third--In addition in the consolidated morning reports required by the circular of this date from these headquarters reports will be made by corps commanders as their compliance with the assignment to positions heretofore given them, stating definitely the ground occupied and covered by their command, and as to what progress has been made, in obedience to the orders already issued to place their commands in condition for immediate service.
Harrisburg, Friday, Sept. 5.
--All places of business were closed at 3 o'clock this afternoon the citizens forming into companies and drilling.
At a meeting in Capitol Grounds, this afternoon, Parson Brown
stated that in believed it was the intention of the rebels to cross the Potomac
in strong force, and strike for Harrisburg
, and ultimately for Philadelphia
Twenty-two thousand stand of arms are ready for distribution.
Over 100 recruits for the old regiments are sent every day.
, Friday, Sept. 5. --Mayor Henry
recommends the citizens to meet at the various Precinct houses on Monday afternoon to form military organizations to repel invasion.
Philadelphia, Sept. 5.
of yesterday, learns that Col. Rathbone
, of the 11th Virginia infantry, has surrendered Spencer
to the rebels.
has been unable to find the rebels on the line of Northwestern Virginia
Louisville, Ky. Sept. 4.
--The city was thrown into considerable excitement this afternoon by rumors that the Union
forces under Gen. Gilbert
were attacked at noon to-day by the rebels near Shelbyville
, about thirty miles east of Louisville
The result was unknown.
Large national reinforcements are rapidly approaching Gen. Gilbert
Several arrests of prominent Secessionists were made here to-day.
They, together with all the political prisoners hitherto confined here, were sent north of the Ohio river
Preparations in Cincinnati — troops Pouring into the city.
Cincinnati, Friday, Sept. 5.
--Business is still suspended.
Volunteers and armed bodies of men continue to pour into the city by thousands.
The city is quiet, and there is no excitement beyond the enthusiasm manifested over these arrivals.
Regiments and companies, as they arrive, are bountifully supplied with provisions in 5th street Market space.
A bridge of boats is being built across the river at the foot of Walnut street. It will be completed to-night.
The order suppressing the Evening Times
was revoked this morning.
The paper appears this afternoon.
Gunboats are constantly patrolling the river for miles above and below.
Reports from Kentucky
Nothing is known of the whereabouts of the rebels since their arrival at Paris
An order was issued this morning, compelling the citizens to be in their houses by 9 P. M.
The Cincinnati papers of the 2d give full particulars of Kirby Smith
's victory at Richmond
, Ky. --It appears that Gen. Nelson
, with ten regiments of Ohio
troops, advanced six miles from Richmond
to attack the Confederates
.--A slight skirmish occurred on Friday, in which the Federals
had the best of it. On Saturday they pushed forward again, and the following is the Federal Account
of the fight at Richmond
The line had scarcely been formed, when the pickets on the left reported the enemy advancing in force.
Sharp firing was heard in that direction, and the skirmishers on the left were soon warmly engaged.
Not long afterwards the enemy were driven back, the fighting being in our favor, but rebel reinforcements coming up, the Colonel
in command of skirmishers reported that he was hard pressed, and asked for reinforcements.
By this time the fight had become hot, the enemy pressing forward with infantry.
The 69th Indiana--a perfectly new regiment, just marched from the harvest fields of Indiana
--under command of Col. Korf
, (formerly Lieut. Col.
of the 10th Ohio,) was ordered in as support.
The regiment on the extreme left was then staggering under a terrific fire from superior numbers, and the 69th was obliged to move across an open field which was raked by the rebel artillery.
But Col. Korf
brought his gallant Hoosiers to a charge bayonets, and dashed across the field unfalteringly, men falling at every step, but the noble fellows closed up with the steadiness and fidelity of veterans.
The left wing gives way.
Meanwhile General Cruft
's brigade had formed on the left.
The skirmishers had been driven in, and the battle was opening all along the line.
The 69th stood fast, and replied to the enemy furiously.
But the enemy soon appeared in overwhelming force.
It was obvious the splendid 69th must go down unless supported.
The 71st Indiana, under the gallant Lieut. Col. Topping
, was order up, but, through some misunderstanding, did not move according to direction.
The 69th at last, pressed by irresistible force, gave way. The 71st now reached the proper point, but too late to save the 69th.--The enemy concentrated their fire on it. Lieut. Col. Topping
's horse was now shot, and he soon fell dead while inspiring his command.
Soon after Major Concklin
By this time Gen. Cruft
's three pieces of artillery had opened, at short range, with canister upon the enemy, and with cheering success, but the rebels pressed upon him so hardly that he was forced to order the pieces to retire in order to save them.
Not long after the whole wing gave way, and the right followed, but in good order.
Their officer's tried to rally broken organizations, and the men responded with alacrity to every order they comprehended; but most of them being wholly undrilled, were unable to execute manœuvres which were ordered, and some of the officers, as green as the men, were unable to give intelligent commands.
The first engagement lasted about two hours and a half, and the loss was heavy on both sides.
The line again formed.
After retreating between two and three miles, Gen. Manson
again formed in line of battle, on a range of hills extending through corn fields, his right covered by woods.
His artillery was posted on the right and left, wings, and when the enemy came up in pursuit another sharp artillery fight ensued.
The rebels finally sent a heavy force through the woods on the right, evidently intending to turn the right flank; but they were met by the 18th Kentucky, Col. Warner
, and another regiment, and another severe engagement ensued, our men fighting bravely, though in some confusion on account of their extreme rawness.
At one time they suc- ceeded in driving back their assailants, but the latter being heavily reinforced, pressed upon them vigorously, and notwithstanding the vigor with which they were resisted by Warner
's regiment, and two pieces playing upon them with canister at short range, they succeeded in turning our flank and throwing our men into confusion.
was dangerously, it is said mortally, wounded in this fight, and his regiment lost heavily.
The men seemed panic stricken, and the enemy, pressing hard upon them, punished them severely across the open fields.
The day lost — Nelson wounded.
It was now about 2 o'clock, and what was left of the column — somewhere about 3,000 men — were pushing rapidly towards Richmond
About a mile from town they were met by Major-Gen. Nelson
, who had just arrived from Lexington
, and the men were rallied again and formed in line of battle.
But the ammunition of the rifle six-pounders was exhausted, and a small supply was left for a 12-pound howitzer.
This, however, was got into position, and was worked with good effect until its ammunition was exhausted, when it was sent to the rear until more could be brought up. Unfortunately, the road had been blocked up by panicky teamsters, and it was a long time before the gun was brought back.
It was then too late for effective service.
Our men still fought bravely, but the enemy far outnumbering our little army, finally enveloped them on every side, and, making a vigorous attack at all points, routed and put them to flight.
During the last desperate struggle General Nelson
was severely wounded by a musket ball through the fleshy part of his thigh, and he escaped in the confusion which ensued when his line finally broke.
It is said that he is indebted to Major Green Clay
, son of Gen. Cassias Clay
, for his safety, Major Clay
being familiar with the country, having piloted him safely through the rebel lines.
We are informed that Gen. Nelson
rode sixteen miles after he was wounded, but the excruciating pain finally obliged him to seek refuge in a fence-corner in a cornfield, from whence he was conveyed to Lexington
by Major Clay
He arrived in this city last night, and is a guest of Larz.
His wound will not confine him to his room longer than a fortnight, probably.
Pursuit by the enemy — Richmond taken.
The enemy followed our fugitives into Richmond
, and took possession of that place after 5 o'clock.--Some of their cavalry also pursued fugitives of Metcalf
's cavalry, and killed a number of them.
It was reported that Col. Metcalf
's men did not behave gallantly, and that a column of them rode madly through Col. McMillan
's regiment, throwing it into utter disorder.
We could not ascertain any facts about the 95th, which was the only Ohio
regiment in the fight.
The troops generally, however, behaved remarkably well for utterly raw levies, and, according to all accounts, the Indiana
covered itself all over with glory.
While the battle was approaching Richmond
people became very restive, and during the afternoon many of them fled in dismay to the country northward, some to Lexington
, others to Louisville
, and quite a number to this city.
No person could form an estimate last night of our losses, but they are undoubtedly very severe.
There were all sorts of rumors about great numbers wounded, killed, and prisoners, but nobody seemed to know anything about it. It is quite probable, however, that one-third or more of the troops engaged were killed, wounded, and captured.
A number escaped to this side of the Kentucky river
, but it is impossible to say how many.
The reports that the enemy were 25,000 strong are not justified by officers who were at Lexington
Several who arrived in this city last night state that Gen. Kirby Smith
's column does not exceed ten or twelve thousand, including a considerable body of cavalry.
A detachment of the latter were reported at Midway yesterday evening, but the rumor was not confirmed.
Meantime Major-General Wright
had arrived at Lexington
, and was preparing to meet the enemy.
Troops had been thrown forward to the Kentucky river
and reinforcements were ordered from Ohio
It is probable the enemy will not now attempt to force their way across the river, but they are likely to do so as soon as they are reinforced.
We add that it was stated that the transportation belonging to Gen. Manson
's division was saved, but we are not satisfied on that point.
When or how Gen. Manson
was captured is not explained, and it is not stated what became of Gen. Craft
.--We presume he is also a prisoner.
A correspondent of the New York Times
gives the following account of the ‘"first retreat of Gen. Burnside
,"’ from Fredericksburg
on Sunday, the 21st ult.:
Shortly after 6 o'clock P. M. the torch was applied to the railroad station, which was already well consumed before the bridges were fired.
Shortly before this was done the Sixth New York cavalry came in from the direction of Barnott's Ford and reported that an ambulance and wagon- train, which overtook them on the road, was hurrying forward with great speed, and reported that the rebels in considerable force were behind them, having crossed just above, and were pressing on their rear.--Gen. Burnside
and staff were the last to leave the ground, after seeing everything safely off and proceeding along the road.
The railroad train was filled with people, white
, with their household goods, ready to move off. In this connection it ought to be mentioned, to the great credit of the engineers, conductors, and employees on the Aquia Creek railroad, that they have been incessantly engaged, night and day, for a week past in transporting goods and passengers to and fro on this road.
The march from the river to Aquia creek
was very difficult, and occupied the whole night.
The roads, flooded by the morning rains, and cut up by incessant travel of animals, vehicles, and cannon, were almost impassable in some place.
kept along with the train, and seemed always in the place where there was the most difficulty.
On several occasions he dismounted, and, standing leg deep in the mud, put his shoulder to the wheels, and called on the men to imitate his example, in order to extricate the ambulances and wagons from deep holes in which they had become stalled.
One ambulance was upset near Station No. 9
, and three or four persons who were in it narrowly escaped being killed.
One or two other teams were disabled by the breaking of axles or whittle-trees, but nothing of a serious character occurred on the road.
By daylight nearly the whole of the immense train was safely through the hills, and encamped within sight of the landing.
Without waiting for sleep, an hour of which he has scarcely experienced for forty-eight hours, Gen. Burnside
rode up to the hill-sides overlooking the place, and selected positions, where batteries were planted to enfilade the approach to the landing.
As an additional protection, four gunboats lie at anchor within easy shot of the roads, which must be passed in approaching the position.
's division is all right.
Further this deponent saith not.
Casualties in the late battles.
The following is a list of some of the prominent Union officers killed and wounded in the late battles in Virginia
, wounded; Hatch
, slightly wounded, Kearney
, U. S. army, killed; Schenck
, badly wounded; Sigel
, slightly wounded; Isaac I. Stevens
, killed; Tower
, badly wounded; Taylor
, wounded, since died.
, 20th Indiana; Brown
, 28th Indiana; Cantred, 82d Ohio; Koltes
, 73d Penn. Vols; McConnell
, 3d New Jersey; O'Connor
, 2d Wisconsin; Roberts
, 1st Michigan.
, 24th New York; May, 19th Indiana
; Town, 1st Michigan cavalry.
, 7th New Jersey, H. Brown
, 100th Penn
, co. B, 7th Wisconsin, S. Brounand
, 100th Penn
, co. K, 24th N. Y.; Campbell
, co. E, 3d N. J.; Davey
, co. H, 14th Brooklyn Elcock, co. E, 14th, do; King
, co. A, 30th N. Y.; Knox
, 83d Penn
, co. B, 14th Brooklyn
, co. H, 2d Wis; Smead
, 2d artillery; Stone
, 11th Mass; Templeton
, 100th Penn
; John Tuite
, 8th N. J.
.--H. B. Banks
, 16th Mass; Beer
, 54th N. Y. Bouvier, Aid to Gen. Patrick
Light Cavalry; Darracott
, 16th Mass; Dargen, co. A, 30th N. Y.; T. Fennessy
, 30th N. Y. battery; Ferris
Light Cavalry; Haupin, 1st Mich
, co. D, 3d Mich
2d U. S. Sharps
; Mankeville, 1st Mass; Morse
, co. I, 30th N. Y.; Pollins, co. E, 24th N. Y.; Plume, co. E, 2d N. J. Poore
, 5th Va, Twitchell
, 5th Maine battery, Paulding
, co. E, 24th N. Y.
, 6th Wis; Frisble
, 30th New York, Farnsworth
, 79th New York; Gavin
, 7th Indiana; Hayes
, 62d Pennsylvania; John A. Koltz
, 73d Pennsylvania; Leasure
, 100th Pennsylvania; Mott
, 6th New Jersey; George P. McClain
, 88th Pennsylvania; Robinson
, 7th Wisconsin; Root
, 94th New York; Rosa
, 46th New York; Soost, 29th New York; Thomas
, 22d New York; Fletcher Webster
, 12th Massachusetts.
, 24th New York; Fowler
, 14th Brooklyn
, 7th Wisconsin; George T. Tileston
, 11th Massachusetts; Ward
, 8th New Jersey.
Majors Wounded.--Bill, 7th Wisconsin; Dawson
, 100th Pennsylvania, Honkle, 58th New York; D. M. Jones
, 110th Pennsylvania; Kirkwood
, 62d Pennsylvania; F. A. Lancaster
, 115th Pennsylvania; Thomas
, 21st New York.
From the battle-field.
, of the Metropolitan Police, who went to the battle-field of Saturday, returned this morning.
From him we learn that 150 wagons, driven by negroes, were sent to the field under a flag of truce to bring away the wounded.
The rebels consented to the removal of the wounded, but took the negroes.
noticed that many of our dead and wounded were stripped of their clothing, and happened to speak of it loud enough for a Confederate officer to hear.
The latter exclaimed, "Shut up, you s — n of b — h, or we'll take you, clothing, and all. A rebel officer, once a merchant in Alexandria
, said to Burnham
‘"Don't mind him, he is drunk; the dead were stripped in violation of Gen. Lee
's orders, and he says that those who did it shall be shot."’ Burnham
says he did not see a rebel cavalryman between Bull Run
and the fortifications.