New York papers, of the 20th instant, contain some intelligence of interest.
The latest intelligence from Suffolk
is contained in a telegram from Fortress Monroe
, dated the 17th inst., which we give:
Yesterday afternoon the enemy drove back our skirmishers on the Summerton
road, which is Gen. Corcoran
's front, and opened on Fort Union with two pieces of artillery.
Our forts at once replied to them, and drove them back.
Our skirmishers on the South Qury road drove the enemy back some miles from our lines.
Deserters say the enemy intend to make an attack this week.
Guerillas prowled about our flanks yesterday, killing one man, and cut the telegraph wires, which were soon repaired.
Both railroads between Suffolk
are in running order and amply guarded by cavalry patrols.
No letters are now allowed to be sent forward by flag of truce except to prisoners of war.
A dispatch from Washington
says that the chief of the rebel General French
's staff was captured on the Nansemond river
on the 17th by Lieutenant Cushing
of the steamer Commodore Barney
The same dispatch says:
The steamer Baltimore
arrived at the navy yard this morning from Fortress Monroe
, bringing further particulars of the affair on the Nansemond
The Mount Washington
was towed to Newport News, where she will be repaired.
She received two shuts in her boiler, and several struck her engines damaging them considerably.
For woodwork is pierced through and through.
One of the Minnesota
's session, temporarily on the Mount Washington
, was killed, but none of the men belonging to her were injured so as to keep them from duty, although many were struck by firing splinters and slightly hurt.
The plot of the steamer Stepping Stones
lost one of his legs.
The gunboats in the Nansemond
have received a reinforcement of gunboats from the Potomac
flotilla in order to keep the Nansemond
clear of rebel batteries.
has written a letter to Col. Hawkins
, commanding the N. Y. Zouaves, explaining his killing Lt. Col. Kimbal
, of that regiment.
He says he was proceeding at 2 o'clock A. M. to the front to get some troops under arms, and adds:
When I arrived opposite the hospital of my brigade, an officer, whose rank I could not recognize, (the night being very dark,) and whom I judged to be such only from the fact of his having a sword, rushed out in front of me and ordered a halt — Halting, I asked if it was Dr. Garth
, (one of the Surgeons
of the Irish Legion
) and was answered by another order to halt with the additional remark, "it is none of your — business; I want the countersign." Perceiving it was not the Doctor
, I requested to know the object of his halting me and his name, rank and authority but could not obtain any other reply than it was none of my — business.
I repeated the question several times, and received similar answers, with the exception that the countersign was not demanded more than once and he "you cannot pass here" I expostulated with him upon such conduct and told him to remember that he was not on duty, and had no right to be there and stop me from proceeding and that he must let me pass.
I asked him if he knew whom he was talking to, and then gave him my name and , telling him also that I was going to the front under orders, and even my business — there; but it was of no avail.
He answered, or do not care a — who you are" I again told him that I should pass, and we had him several times to get out of my way and attempted to proceed.
He, thereupon, put himself in a determined attitude to prevent my progress, and brandishing his sword in our hand and having his other on a pistol (and then supposed,) made a movement toward his with the evident to using them, and at the same time stated--"I will be — if you shall." It was at this point that I . It seemed that the more endeavored to persuade the more obstinate he became.
Nothing but the consideration that my life was in doings — which I had every reason to feat — and the duty that was incumbent upon me at that particular time, when an attack upon our lines was apprehended would have justified me in my own mind in taking the measure I then did. As a soldier of lot guerillas, I am convinced that you will recognize the necessity and lawfulness of the act, however much you may regret that it was caused by one of your flanker, and none for although I had never before seen Col. Kimball
, that I am aware of I had learned to respect him for his gallantry in several engagements of the present war.
dispatches, of the 10th, contain some matters of interest — among them the following:
Yesterday morning at daylight, the rebel cavalry — some of Mosby
's fares — took Mr. Sherman
from his house, near Drainesville, and securing him of giving information to the Federals
, hung him.
--It is thought that the Government
will retaliate for the hanging of Detective Sherman
by summarily executing Captain Powers
and a civilian in the old Capitol prison, against whom evidence is said to be concessive of their being spies.
, of Maryland
, new here, states that a secret organization has been unearthed in one of the counties of that State, sworn to join the Confederacy
at a favorable opportunity.
The United States
on the 15th inst., and succeeded in passing the Confederate batteries on the river, and reaching Washington
She had on board the 5th Rhode Island regiment.
On her refuse, on the 16th, Gen. Foster
took passage in her for Newbern
She was struck 18 times by the Confederate batteries, and her upper works riddled by the sharpshooters.
, a native of North Carolina
, her pilot, was killed.
One of the shots of the enemy — a twelve pounder Whitworth
— passed directly through the berth which had just been vacated by Gen. Foster
, and one of the connecting rods above the cylinder , indenting and bending it so as to render it almost useless.
's brigade, from Hilton Hond, a part of the force used in the "" of Charleston
, had arrived at Newbern
The Knights of the Golden Circle — Riots in Indiana.
A serious riot occurred at a Union meeting in Brown county Indiana
, on Saturday, by which one man lost his life.
It appears that a few members of the Knights of the Golden Circle
made a raid upon the meeting, armed with guns and revolvers, and had a metre.
They were arrested by the police, one of them, a Mr. Lonie Prosser
, being severely wounded.
Another affair of the same kind occurred at Danville, Indiana
, the same day, in which one man was mortally wounded and several others tens seriously.
appears to be the headquarters of the belligerent portion of the Knights.
The General commanding has issued orders declaring the K. G. C.'s to be public enemies, and to be dealt with as such.
He also can time people against the use of "Battermitt" and "Copperhead" badges.
The French in Mexico.
The advices from the city of Mexico
are to the 1st instant:
ten days, and were repulsed thrice.
The fortification of San Javier
were rendered untenable by shells from rifled guns.
withdrew, and the French
occupied them on the 31st of March, taking 159 prisoners. The French
held the outside fortifications around all the city.
The bombardment was continued at the latest date.
The principal fortifications still hold out. Forey
's headquarters we were the Church of Santiago
inside the .
was at St. Martin
with 10,000 troops Ortega
is at Pechia with 25,000.
have cut the communications between Ortega
The French strength is 26,000, and 5,000 Mexicans under Marquez
Their base of supplies is Anussac.
Reinforcements daily arrive from Vera Cruz
There are 20,000 Mexican
troops in the city of Mexico
It was reported that the Monitor
, after repairing at Port Royal
, would sail for New Orleans to aid in an attack on Vicksburg
and Port Hudson
There was great excitement in Nashville
on the 19th, on the reported approach of Van-Dorn
The ordnance department have issued arm; to all the employees in the quartermaster's department by order of Gen. Recessus
A letter in the New York World
, dated before Vicksburg
, the 17th, says:
"We grieve that we cannot find more words of comfort, but to our eyes the fail of Vicksburg
looks further distant than ever.
The men are in improved health, but hundreds have died here, hundreds more will ere they reach their homes."
Col. Ambrose Thompson
, of New York, inspector of the Army of the Potomac at headquarters, has been placed in command of the important post of Aquia, Va.
was several weeks ago ordered to report to Gen. Wright
for service in the Pacific Department.
There was much excitement in Cincinnati
on the 19th, caused by a negro knocking down a crippled soldier.
An excited crowd gathered in the locality, and several negroes were badly beaten.
Gold was quoted in New York on the