The late battle.
from at or Halleck — citizen prisoners — Washington Chronicle, of 6th May Valladingham a rested Mosby reported killed at Warrenton the fight at Chancellersville Hooker's Napoleonic.
Qualities — Marye's Hill. Mississippi brigade.
late from the North.
[from our own correspondent.]
As he whose flag bear man his shroud"
’ The Washington Chronicle, of the 4th inst., (act so late by two days,) is laughable in view of the fact that it contains the "first news" of the great fight. This is the heading it gives: "Highly Important News — Forward March of the Army of the Potomac--The Crossing of the Rappahannock — Fall Details of the Movement — Splendid Display of Generalship — The Enemy Out manœuvred at Every Point — The Personal Vigilance of General Hooker--An Important Order to His Troops — The Enemy Just Where He Wants Them — An Open Fight or a Retreat the Only Alternative." Under this heading the correspondent of the Chronicle states that the Army of the Potomac has crossed the Rappahannock, and "carried the war into Africa. " He feels every confidence that the Yankee army will be victorious; but he does not know, he says, whether Gen. Hooker will march on to Richmond, or, by a flank movement, compel Gen. Lee's army to retreat. He feels confident, however, as Hooker has successfully crossed the Rappahannock, the army "will be victorious in the approaching battles, and do much towards crushing the rebellion." The Chronicle publishes the following order from Gen. Hooker:
Headq'rs army of Potomac,
General Orders, No. 47.
It is with heartfelt satisfaction that the commanding General announces to the army that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly or come out from behind his defiances and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction a waits him. The operations of the 15th, 11th and 12th corps have been a succession of splendid achievements.
camp near Falmouth, April 30.
S. Williams, Ass't Adj't Gen. The New York Herald publishes a long and very circumspect account of the crossing of the Rappahannock by the Yankee army, and says ‘"the enemy was everywhere taken by surprise, and nearly every picket force was captured.’ "The Army of the Potomac has been accustomed to have its headquarters afar off; but it was yesterday (April 30) electrified by knowing that the headquarters of this army were in the saddle. How a movement thus auspiciously begun will end we shall soon see." The Chronicle contains not one word about the defeat of the Yankee army at Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg, but though silent under official orders has found courage enough to publish the fact that the nation is in "her great agony." It says Lincoln has issued a call for 500,000 men, and adds: "This call of the nation in her great agony should reach every heart." We give the letter below from our correspondent at Fredericksburg, which gives some further particulars of the great defeat of Hooker:
6 A. M., May 4, 1863.
The Yankee captives from the late battlesThe city bids fair soon to be inundated by the influx of Abolition prisoners taken at the battle of Chancellorsville. On Saturday evening several squads arrived, the first containing a number of officers, and the last over two thousand privates. They were received at the Libby prison, and eighteen hundred of them assigned quarters in Conrad & Crew's factory. When the prisoners marched through the streets at was remarked by every one that the proportion of American in the crowd was very small. A gentleman said, loud enough to be heard by the prisoners, that he did not believe there was one when an unmistakable Yankee voice was heard to proceed from the line, saying, "Yes, here's one," and, holding up his bare feet, he added, "and he ain't got no shoes either." There were in prison yesterday 38 citizen prisoners; 30 deserters from the Abolition army; 26 negroes, and 2,807 prisoners of war. About 2,800 were momentarily expected, and preparations were being made by Capt. Thos. P. Turner to quarter them on Belle Isle. When there the City Battalion will be ordered to the island to do guard duty, and see that none of the Yankees spread themselves over the country. It is not probable that the Yankee officers and men will stay here longer than arrangements can be made for their being carried away. We append a full and complete list of the officers taken at Chancellorsville who have arrived in Richmond, viz: Brig-Gen Wm Hays, 3d division, 2d corps; Col S Meyer, 107th Ohio; do; J A Matthew, 128th Pa. Col R S Bostwick, 27th Conn; Col Chas Glans, 103d Pa; Col W W Packer 5th Conn; Lieut-Cols H C Mervin 27th Conn; D S McCleary, 145th Pa; E W Cook, 28th N Y; A H Smith, 128th Pa; William B Wooster 20th Conn; Chas Ashby, 54th N Y, J A Wildrick, 28th N J: Maja J A Danks, 63d Pa; Jos Yeamans, 1st N Y; H K Neff Surgeon 153d Pa; S C Sadyer Ass't Surgeon 6th N Y cav John H Albert 2d Lt co S, 45th N Y; B Fluback, do, G 20th N Y; Capts W D Wilkins, Act'g Adj't 1st div, 12th corps; R H Wilber, do, 2d div, 12th corps; Otto Waser Act'g A D C 1st div 11th corpt; R C Shan non, Act'g Adj's-Gen, 2d brigade. 1st div, 12th corps; Ed L Yord 1st Lt, A D C to Gen Ward; Tho G Leigh, 1st Lt, A D C do; H W Farrar, 1st Lt, A D C to Gen Sedgwick; Jno W Bokels, 1st Lt and A D C to Gen Hays; Capts L Chaffic, D, 28th N Y; M Esembeaux, K, 58th N Y; Ed Wenver, C 63d Pa; H C Pardee F, 20th Conn; W W Smith, C, do; W H Sampson, K, 65th Ohio; E A Finney, K, 21st M J; Aug. Michaelic I, 45th N Y: F M Yeager, C, 118th Pa; P C Huber, G do; Wm McNell, B, do; Dyer Loomis, C, 145th Pa; Abram Feeder, H 66th N Y; N J Strickland, S, 66th S Y; R C Hopkins, H, 149th do; S T Allen C, 145th do; Samuel Suthurg, K, 107th Ohio; P Griffith, I, 46th Pa; W W Wood, K, 16th N Y; D H Chesbro, G, 46th Pa; Charles Doyle, K 5th Conn; Henry Parkllson, G, 1st Mass; Harman Stokel C. 20th N Y: Jos Honffig, K, 20th N Y; O P Chappell, K, 78th N Y; S T Sirdsall, G. 27th Conn; 1st Lieuts G S Good, I, 84th Pa; H H Jones, 2d Lieut I, 2d Del; Capts Wm Haffner, I, 20th N Y; C M Wilcox I, 27th Conn; J S Beers C, do; F D Sloat, A do; Oswell Rich, K. do; H L Morey, G, 76th Ohio; H P Burr, E 17th conn; C Vedker, H, 14th N Y; H F Brownson, Capt and A A Gen; 1st Lieuts Walke Moran, B, 38th N Y; W R Harmount, C 19th Conn; Gottlieb Noedel, C, 58th N Y; B H Pond. I, 40th N Y; Benj Shanin. A, 153d Pa; C E Winegar, M 1st Art'g; M Waterberry, B, 17th Conn; N G Grigdetti K 21st N J; 21 Lieuts Jno W Craw, A, 17th Conn; W C Warford, C. 28th Pa; D Bates, I 121st N Y; A P Munson, A, 27th Conn S G Byatt, D 5th Conn; Maj Alex Von Metzel, 74th Pa; E R Matteson, 2d Lt do A, 146th N Y; Maisdorff, Lt do A, 75th Pa; Maj D M Jones, 110th Pa; Capts C K Frankenfield, co st, 128th Pa; Geo Newkirk, co D, do; R H Jones co I do; M W Olivann, co B, 145th Pa; Samuel Fisk co G, 14th Conn; 1st Lts J C Griswold, co F, 154th N Y; Ed King, co H 65th N Y; Wm M Kenyon, co G, 28th N Y, Christian Weder, co K, 17th Conn; Stethman Rice, co G, 27th Conn; F M Chapman, co A, do; Geo W Elton, co B. do; D S Thomas, co E do; S M Smith, co I, do; E Gundecker, co H, 122d Pa; A P Elley, co D. 5th Conn; Frank Ebrlick, 1st Lt and Adje, 75th Pa; E Wygans, co E, 75th do; Jos Grimmin, 27th Pa; J T Jenkins, co K, 154th N Y; G S Fuller co E, 3d Me; I W Geigar, co D, 46th Pa; John Oboid, co K 126th Pa; M E Stephens co B. 5th Me; Chas McClung, co E 3d N J; E A Beardsley, co G, 20th Conn; A Upsell, co E, do; C W Deveresur. co K 145th Pa; G F C Smart co do; E J Fulkerson, co H, 29th Ohio; A McWilliams, co F. 157th N Y; Jos Gu swider, co F, 82d Ohio; E G Jackson, co H, 84th Pa; F W Mitchell co I 12th ill John E Beynolds, G, 68th Pa; A H Nixon, K, 84th; Pa; Chas J Smith, K, 2d Del; L E Witman, 1st Lieut and Adj't. 47th Pa; Chas Van Vosburg. F, 37th N Y; 2d Lieut F J Patterson, D, 5th Maine; W D Had I 72d N Y; P E Bishop, B, do; Gen C Peck, I, 17th Pa; Clay McCauley, D, 126th Pa; J W Fletcher, H, do; W S Perrington, do, 6th Conn; Walter Burne, G 5th Conn; H J Davis, F, 46th Pa, E W Zook G 66th Ohio; D J Bulkley, D, 61st N Y; Jas anthony, K 118th Pa; W J Crammar, H 78th N Y; D M Lees, K, 17th Conn; Jacob Knap, B, 149th N Y, Geo B White, I, 1st N J; J A Crosatt, K, 75th Ohio; W N Kirk, B, 25th Ohio; H E Stewart, H, 165th Pa; Henry Raugth, C, 26th Wis; W R Porter, C, 137th N Y; D G Caywood, I, 33d N Y; L C Small, B 7th Maine; R M Meguire H, 1st Mass; S W Beardsley K 154th N Y, A A Casler, G, do; J S Mitchell, H 84th Pa; Capt Orlando Coombs, 101d Ya; W T McAdams chaplain, 57th Pa; Lieut Col J W Patterson, 102 Pa; Capts Wm Wallace F 43d N Y; J W Wilkinson, B, do; S B Van Patton, C do; W L Thompson, K, do; H Shickardt, F, 31st N Y; Geo A Ebbotts, a do; 1st Lieut C S Barclay, H, 102d Pa; Geo Harman, F. 31st N Y; E H Morriss, G, 62d N Y; Wm Hastings, F, 43d N Y; H Van Buren, G, do; 2d Lieut J Ehrhardt, C, 21st N Y; A M Moreland, F 102d Pa; A M Heath, 12th Bow Hampshire; L J Stewart, B, 62d N Y; J H Smith N, 46d N Y; Jno N Webster, A, 31st N Y; H S Ehrhardt, E, 135th Pa; J H Conn, A, 1st Va Abolition cavalry.
A Talk with the prisoners.Our columns show that we are experiencing some of the results of the late decisive action at Chancellorsville, in the arrival of thousands of the hybrids with whom the South is contending. In addition to the 2,000 that came on Saturday, 1,260 made their appearance yesterday in charge of Capt. J. W. Back, co K, 44th Geo, who reports 3,500 more on the way here, some of whom have arrived at Ashland. Conversations had with all ranks and grades of the captives reveal the usual state of affairs — some of them are hopeful, some desponding; but you do not meet one who is not anxious to go home and stay there, if permitted, in order to get out of the war. Said an officer: "I came for a frolic, but I find no fun. I believe you all will never be conquered." At first, when brought to Guinea's depot, the prisoners indulged the idea that they would be reassured by Stousman, but when it was found out definitely that Hooker had recrossed the Rappahannock their hopes of release ceased Many said if Hooker had failed with his Her clean effort, no more need be due but to recognize the independence of the Southern Confederacy. The time of many of the prisoners as soldiers would have escape on the 15th inst. They regard the loss battle as an effort to get as much out of them as possible before they went home. The desire to be paroled is general. Any private will tell you, "when I get home Old A be will not get me into the field again."Many of the prisoners are four or five days over their time as soldiers already. The two years and nine months men, with hardly an exception, will go home and stay there, if allowed, when their terms expire. They seem to regard that as an argument in favor of their speedy release. The battle of Chancellorsville began at 3 o'clock on Saturday, by an attack by Gen. Rodes (leading D. H. Hill's old division) against the 11th Yankee corps d'armes, whose General, Howard, was slain. The prisoners assert their belief that the notorious Dan Sickles was also killed. The Yankees had no idea that they would be driven from their entrenchments at Chancellorsville, which at the time of the fight were in their rear. They had made hospitals of the large tavern and church, and the buildings were filled with mangled wretches, and the ground covered with those who could not get in. During the battle shells from our guns fired both buildings, and it is believed that hundreds were burned up A large number of the prisoners brought to Richmond are foreigners, amongst whom are a very few Frenchmen. They are generally stout, able-bodied follows, many of them more boys. While the prisoners were standing in front of the prison yesterday a citizen addressed them with the welcome of "Well, you have got to Richmond at last." "Yes," replied one of them, "but none of your d — d Home Guard brought us." Nothing further was said. The Yankee officers seemed to have a high respect for our infantry. One of them remarked that the cavalrymen were not as well built nor as courageous as their cavalry; but the infantry were too desperate for them.--"For," said he, "when the ragged infantry come upon a battery it is no use to try to hold it. They are going to have it, and if Napoleon's men were behind it they could not stop them. They are crazy about batteries."
The enemy's loss in General officers.If the reports which reach us of the loss of Federal officers in the recent series of fights on the Rappahannock are correct, they must have exposed themselves more than they have ever done in any former battle. It seems to be generally conceded that the redoubtable Dan. E. Sickles, who enjoyed such an unenviable notoriety on account of a domestic difficulty in Washington city a few years ago, is among their slain. He commanded the 3d army corps in the late fights. Major General Howard, commanding the 11th army corps, is also reported among the killed. In addition to these, we have the names of the following Brigadier Generals who are said to have gone under, viz: Williams, Barry, Ranger and Birney.
Escape of Yankee cavalry.The Yankee cavalry raiders who were reported to be hemmed in at Raccoon Ford, on the Rapidan river, have succeeded in making their escape, and recrossed that river, though it was hoped that the stream was too much swollen to permit them to do so.
Eustace, then a prominent apothecary in Richmond. From this city he went to Philadelphia, where he acquired some prominence, and now turns up a Brigadier-General in Lincoln's service. It is to be hoped that his imprisonment in the city of his birth will have the effect to convince him of the error of his way, and the folly of attempting the subjugation of the people of his native State. It is also said that his mother is still living, and a resident of Rocketts, in rather indigent circumstances.
Gen Jackson and his wound.It is said that from the first moment his wound was received, Gen. Jackson has exhibited that patient endurance for which he is so remarkable. It is related that during the amputation of his arm the General swooned, and was for some minutes unconscious. When he partially recovered from this one of his aids asked him how he felt, when his reply was, "Very comfortable. Order forward the infantry to the front!"
One of our prisoners.Among the prisoners who fell into our hands during the series of battles in Spotsylvania, is a son of Francis P Blair, the Black Republican member of Congress from the St. Louis district. A gentleman who was present at the time informs us that young Blair, after his capture, asked permission to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederate Government, which was granted, and the son of one of the bitterest enemies of the South voluntarily became a citizen of the Confederacy.
Col. Thos. S. Garnett, of the 48th Va., who was killed at Chancellorsville while cheering on his men to the charge, was buried at Hollywood Cemetery temporarily yesterday, previous to the removal of the remains to Westmoreland county, (according to his request,) after the war shall have ended. His body lay in state in the Capitol on Saturday.
List of casualties.
This well-known battery participated in the recent battle at Chancellorsville, and, as usual, were in the thickest of the fight.
The following embraces a list of casualties sustained during the action:
Killed--Geo. E. Alderslade, Jas. Murphy, Wm Norman.
Wounded--Lieut. McGraw, Wesley Jones, James Farray, James C. Gay, T. J. Campbell, arm amputated; John Moon, seriously; Robt. Eddins, John Eddins, and Enoch Hill, slightly.
A number of the battery horses were killed.
The following are the casualties in Eubank's Battery, Lieut. O. B. Taylor commanding — Killed: J. Harley.
Wounded: Lieut. J. H. Weddel, leg broken; privates T. E. Tyler, A. Tyler, P. P. Lewis, and V. F. Burford, all slightly.
This battery had three caissons exploded.
Among the wounded in the 3d Howitzer company, of Richmond, Lieut. H. C. Carter commanding, who have died, is sergeant Jno. K. Wakeham, a brave soldier.
In the Louisiana Guard Artillery, at the battle of Chancellorsville, Corp'l W McCall was severely wounded in the leg, and privates Wesley Browne and T Suter slightly wounded.
The following is a list of the losses in the 12th Virginia regiment, Mahone's brigade:
- Company A--Capt Waddell.--Wounded: Corp H G Evans, slightly; Chas Green, in left arm — since amputated; David May, Jr., in leg. Missing: Lieut T W Branch, Geo W Ivey, Bradley Paine, J T B Bragg, Geo W May, Felby Nugent, Geo Olivia, Chas Jordon, W H R Taylor.
- Company B--Capt Bowden.--Killed: H T Coldwell. Wounded: Charles J Pearman, wounded and a prisoner; Robert Wells, slightly in hand; Thos Bass, in hand. Missing: Nelson Guess, James C Birdsong, Chas W Benezett.
- Company C--Capt Marka.--Wounded: Corporal Wm T Harrison, in arm, slightly; E B Peebles. Missing: W B Echols, L H Powell, W A Showacre.
- Company D--Capt Tyler.--Killed: Alex Chandler. Wounded: Serg't Jas Blankenship, John Bryant, Wm Smith, Geo Smith, Corp'l Wesley Crowder, in left hand. Missing: Capt Edward Tyler.
- Company E--Capt Banks.--Killed: Serg't Cary D Batts. Wounded: Capt R E Banks, through the body above the hips and slightly in left log; Lieut N M Martin, slightly in right foot, by shell; Edward R Newsom, in forehead. Missing: Marcellus W Harrison, Wm Dudley, Austin Maclin, Jas E Nash, Henry Robinson, John Scott, Patnam with.
- Company F--Capt Field--Killed: Robert Fraster. Wounded: Sydney Boss, Jas D Collier, R T Gordon, R H Seward. Missing: Corp'l A T Allen, John M Barnes, Cornelian Feriny. R H King, J L Ivery, R D Mitchell, John Myrick, W A Sodier, E L Seninback, Heackinh W Smith.
- Company G--Capt. Branch.--Wounded: Corp'l M M Bowers, Jas P Figg, Thos Grame, Jas T Hawkins, John Kayton. Missing: Jas Mille.
- Company H--Capt Owens--Wounded: W Edmonds. Missing: Capt T F Owens, Lt H C Woodhouse, Lt Chas Beale, Corp'ls James Moreland, C B White, James Moors; Privates Wm Walker, Nat Ward, J W Williamson, T Moreland,--Bracey, Robert Randolph, J Griffin, F Bryant, James Murray, L Whitehurst.
- Company I--Capt Jones--Killed: J A Butler. Wounded: Sergt L E Lifacy, Wm H Butler, A D Howard, D A Lucy, J W Woodruff. Missing: A J Kirkland.
- Company K--Capt Clements--Wounded: Geo Schools, Dennis Heffron, James Crowder, R H Pettaway,--Hight, Peter Eanes. Missing: Miles Botts, --Hardy,--Scott, Jno E Hawkins.