Additional from the North.
We make up from our latest Northern papers the following additional intelligence, which is interesting:
The "reconnaissance" Near Dalton, Ga — what it Turned out.
The Nashville Union
gives the particulars of the Yankee
defeat at Tunnel Hill
The account is a glowing one, but some truth comes out in its summary of the results:
was present, and superintended matters in person; and after discovering the enemy's position, became convinced that it was too strong to be carried by assault, and he therefore made preparations for a strategic movement, the nature of which, however, we deem it imprudent to mention; and therefore Cruft
's division was ordered to take up a new position, thereby leaving the brigades of King
, of Johnson
's division, which were in the advance, with no other support than Morgan
's brigade of Jeff. C. Davis
Mistaking this for a retreat the rebels, at about 2 o'clock A. M., on the 26th, advanced their lines, and, before they were discovered, were within twelve feet of our pickets, who were but a short distance in advance of the main body.
As soon as our lines were discovered the enemy of musketry, which was returned in gallant style, for an hour and a half, and until the rebels withdrew.
Our informant describes the scene as one of the grandest he ever witnessed; the continual rattling of musketry, from ten thousand infantry, and the bright blaze of the powder, which, at first in flashes, finally settled as if a steady Hame until the heavens were illuminated, rendered the affair altogether beyond the power of description.
Nothing can surpass the gallantry displayed by our troops in this battle.
They have added to their hard-earned laurels, and given the world a new cause for admiring their heroism, patriotism, and valor.
During the night trains were heard coming in from the South
continually, and from prisoners it was learned that Johnston
was calling in his scattered forces; but that all would not amount to more than 15,000 men. Gen. Palmer
's garments were pierced no less than four times, by bullets, during the series of engagements.
The Union loss is put down at two hundred, and that of the rebels at five hundred.
The results have prevented Johnston
from detaching troops to operate against Gen. Sherman
, familiarized our troops with a hitherto unknown country, and at the same time demonstrated the tremendous strength of the rebel position at Dalton
No portion of our good fortune in the opening of this campaign has illustrated more clearly the impossibility of subjugating the Confederate States
than the disastrous failure of Sherman
's movement, with the "brilliant" McPherson
to aid him. No movement made in this war will carry so forcibly to the Yankee
mind the impossibility of conquering so large a territory.
A dispatch from Washington
, to the New York Tribune
, shows how much was expected of the expedition and what a failure it has been:
is reported at the War Department as having arrived at Selma, in Alabama
. --This is in accordance with his instructions.
He left Vicksburg
with twenty days rations, in light marching order, and intended to march twenty miles a day, and make a lodgment on the upper Alabama
It was left to the option of Gen. Sherman
whether the depot should be established at Selma
He chose the former position, on the northeast bank of the river.
It was agreed that General Logan
should move from Huntsville
, and form a junction with Sherman
on the Alabama
moved promptly at the appointed time, and outgeneraling Polk
, threw his forces between Mobile
's army, and falling on the forces of the mitred General, scattered his army and moved directly forward to Selma
The War Department has trustworthy information that Logan
's cavalry has made a junction with Sherman
's forces at Selma
, being alarmed for the safety of Mobile
, sent one division of his army to that city.
's orders are to destroy the Mobile
, Montgomery, and Atlanta railroad, it is patent that Johnston
will also be cut off from Mobile
, and must, if pressed, fail back toward the Atlantic coast
or to Lee
's army in Virginia
The army of Gen. Sherman
is of sufficient strength to warrant success in case of attack by the combined forces south of his present position, and, reinforced by Logan
's corps, he may safely attack even Johnston
The movement of Thomas
is adding strength to Sherman
's position, and threatens the rebel position at Atlanta
The expedition into Florida
is intended to attract the enemy in that direction, while Sherman
move into the heart of Alabama
There is the utmost confidence here that this brilliant movement, attended with such signal success, insures the early termination of the war.
Price resolutions in the Yankee Congress.
In the Yankee Congress
last week the old peace commissioner resolutions were up again, and disposed of as usual.
The following are the proceedings in the House
Mr. Long (Ohio)
offered a preamble, concluding with the following resolution:
That the President
of the United States
be and be is hereby most earnestly but respectfully requested to appoint Franklin
pierce, of New Hampshire
, Millard Filimore
, of New York, and Thomas Ewing
, of Ohio
, and such other persons as the President
shall see proper to select, as Commissioners on the part of the United States
who shall be empowered to meet Commissioners of like number, for the came object, on behalf of the Confederate States
, at such time and place as may be agreed upon, to ascertain, before a renewal of hostilities, whether the war shall not come to a close and the Union
be restored by a return of all the States to their allegiance and rights under the Constitution
(Mass.) inquired of Mr. Long
whether he would not substitute Mr. Vallandigham
for Mr. Ewing
or Mr. Fillmore
; while Mr. Ashley
, of Ohio
, thought Mr. Buchanan
ought to be added to the list of Commissioners.
The resolution was rejected, only twenty-two members voting for it, vis: Messrs, James C. Allen
, Conroth Drulson, Eden
, Long McDowell
, Miller (Pa.) Morrison
,) Pradleton, Randall
, (Pa,) Rogers
, Silles, Strouse
, Voothess, Chilton A. White
The nays were 96.
Mr. Schenck (Ohio)
offered a series of resolutions, namely that the present war against armed insurgents, banded under the same of the Southern Confederacy, was brought on by a wicked and wholly inexcusable rebellion, and all these
gaged in, of aiding and abetting is, have incurred the name of public enemies, and should be treated as such.
The above was agreed to.
The next branch was read, nam-fly, "This rebellion should be effectually put down, and to prevent a recurrence of such a rebellion in future, the cause which led to this one must be permanently removed."
The yeas and says were demanded on the last clause, as to the removal of the course of the rebellion.
Mr. J. C. Allen
, (IlI.,) as his name was called, voted "yen," amid excessive laughter.
) voted "no"
This caused much merriment, but the gentleman directly changed his vote, explaining that he, for the moment, thought he was voting right, being opposed to the gentleman from Illinois
were in most excellent humor, their laughter being loud and prolonged.
,) amid the confusion, said, "We on this side vote for the resolution because the causes of the war are abolition and accession, and ought to be removed.
said he voted aye for a reason similar to that just assigned by the gentleman from Ohio
The roil call having been completed, the result was announced as unanimous — yeas 125.
The next resolution in the series was read, as follows: That in the struggle now going on for the safety of our country and for the Government
, there is no middle ground on which any good citizen or true patriot can stand; neutrality or indifference and anything short of a hearty support of the Government
being a crime where the question is between loyalty and treason.
This last resolution was also unanimously adopted.
) offered the following:
That the rebellion be and the same is hereby abolished.
This resolution was agreed to amid laughter.
Mr. Pendleton (Ohio)
offered the following:
As the sense of this House
that the military arrest, without civil warrant and trial, by a military commission, without jury, of Clement L. Vallandigham
, a citizen of Ohio
, not in the land or naval service, by order of Major General Burnside
, and his subsequent banishment by order of the President
, executed by military force, were acts of mere arbitrary power, in palpable violence of the Constitution
and laws of the United States
(Ill.) supposed that the question had been settled at the last election is Ohio
, and moved to lay the resolution on the table.
Disagreed to — yeas 34, nays 84.
The resolution was then rejected — yeas 47, nays 76.
A letter from Key West
gives the following in reference to the cargo of the steamer Cumberland
, recently captured in the Gulf
The cargo of the Cumberland
is a well assorted one, and very valuable.
Among other things found on board were one hundred barrels of gunpowder and a large number of Enfield rifles.
She has also in her hold a very large quantity of fine gray rebel uniform cloth, and bales upon bales of superior navy blue, besides an immense number of ready made rebel uniforms, boots and shoes — in short, everything necessary for the outfit of both sea and land forces.
I have it on good authority that the cargo cost seventy thousand pounds in gold in England
; that the ship was sold there for fifty thousand pounds, and that ten thousand pounds more were expended on her in Havana
Another pleasant little piece of into "leence is, that a most elegant and costly set of pair furniture, in papier machie,
suitable for an "illustrious and honored President
, " has been found on board the Cumberland
It was intended as a present to Jeff. Davis
from his admirers in England
Another set, intended for ex-Senator Mallory
, the rebel Secretary of War
, was also found on board.
The quota of New York under the new draft is 91,163 men.
The Legislature of Nebraska
has nominated Lincoln
, and Andy Johnson
for Vice President
At Memphis, Tenn.
, the citizens between sixteen and fifty five have been enrolled in the Federal
service by conscriptions.
At a meeting of the Union
members of the Ohio Legislature, on the 26th ult., a resolution was passed declaring that the people of Ohio
and the soldiers in the army demand the re-election of Abraham Lincoln
U. S. Senator Hicks
, of Maryland
, reported dead has recovered his health.
A reward of $500 was paid by the U. S.
ment for the murder of Louis.
has been minated by the Democrats of Connection for Governor.