rency known as confederate scrip or confed
erate notes is positively prohibited, and the use
thereof as a circulating medium regarded as an
insult to the Government of the United States,
arid an imposition upon the ignorant and deluded.
"All persons offending against the provisions
of this order w r ill be promptly arrested and se
verely punished by the military authorities."
THE Bank of Louisiana, at New-Orleans,
being ordered by the Provost- Judge to pay a citi
zen in current funds his deposit formerly received
by them in confederate notes, the Bank appealed
to General Butler, who sustained the decision of
the Judge. Congress passed a joint resolution of
thanks to Lieut. Morris and the other officers and
men of the United States frigate Cumberland.
THE pickets of Gen. McClellan s army near
Richmond were driven in from Old Church, and
large bodies of the rebels were discovered moving
from the neighborhood of Mechanicsville bridge
and Richmond towards the battle-field of Fair
Oaks. (Doe. GT.)
AT daylight this morning the rebels opened
a sharp fire of artillery in front of Gen. Sumner s
position, in the vicinity of Richmond, which con
tinued three hours, killing one and wounding an
other of the National troops.
THE United States flag was this day raised
in the village of Gretna, La., amid the rejoicings
of a large number of spectators. After the cere
mony a series of patriotic resolutions were unani
TnE rebel transport Clara Dolsen was cap
tured on the White River, Arkansas, by the tug
Spitfire. (Doc. TO.)
A FIGHT took place on James Island, S. C.,
between a body of Union troops and a much su
perior force of the rebels, resulting in the retreat
of the rebels with a loss of nineteen killed and
six wounded. The Union party lost three killed
and nineteen wounded. -Official Report.
June 14. Capt. Craven, of the United States
steam sloop Brooklyn, sent a marine guard and
party of seamen, numbering in all about one hun
dred men, under command of Lieut. Lowry, to
Bayou Sara, Louisiana, for the purpose of destroy
ing the telegraph apparatus and cutting the wires.
After an absence of two hours, Lieut. Lowry re
turned to the ship, having accomplished his work.
GENERAL JAMES H. VAN ALEN, Military Gov
ernor of Yorktown, Va., issued an order directing
that all negroes in his department, " contraband or
otherwise, should be under the immediate charge
and control of the Provost-Marshal that they be
allowed full liberty," etc.
CAPTAIN ATKISON, of company C, of the Fif
tieth Indiana volunteers, w r ith twenty men, cap
tured six thousand two hundred pounds of pow
der at Sycamore Mills, thirty miles below Nash
ville, Tenn., and five miles north of the Cumber
land River. The company also stopped at Fort
Zollicoffer, and brought off a gun.
June 15. The rebel General J. E. B. Stuart,
with a cavalry force, left the rebel lines near
Richmond, Va., on the thirteenth, jjnd rode
through the lines of the right wing of the Union
army in front of Richmond to Garlick s Landing,
Pamunkcy River, where he burned two schoon
ers. Thence to Tunstall s station, where he fired
into, but failed to capture, a railroad train ;
thence rode around the left wing of the Union
army, and into Richmond again to-day. -
LIEUTENANT COMMANDING HOWELL, in the
Union gunboat Tahoma, accompanied by Lieut,
ommanding English, in the Somerset, crossed
the bar of Saint Mark s River, Florida, and drove
out a company of rebel artillery, with four or
five field-pieces, from a fort near the lighthouse
on that river, afterwards landing and burning the
fort with the buildings used as barracks. Of
June 16. The Richmond Dispatch of this date
says : " Desertion has become far too frequent in
the confederate army. And yet the habit is not
peculiar to confederate soldiers. There must be
desertions from all military service tvhere there
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is no punishment for desertion. We mean no
punishment adequate to the offence none which
a coward or vagabond had not rather encounter
than endure the service or the perils of a battle.
Death is the proper punishment, and it is the
punishment prescribed in our laws the punish
ment meted to the deserter by governments gen
erally. "VVe anticipate that our own government
will be forced to resort to it. With a creditable
humanity and forbearance, the policy of appeal
ing to the pride of the soldier by advertisement,
by disgraces, has been pursued by our com
manders ; but there is little pride and no honor
in the deserter, and the fear of disgrace will not
deter him from absconding. The penalty of
death will. An example or two would have a
THE battle of Seccssionville, James Island,
S. C., was fought this day, resulting in the defeat
of the National forces. (Doc. 72.)
ATTORNEY-GENERAL BATES officially commu
nicated to the Secretary of War his opinion con
cerning the relations of Governors of States to
volunteers in the National service. (See Supiilc-
AT Memphis, Tenn., a large body of rebel
officers and soldiers, together with citizens of the
city, took the oath of allegiance to the United
States. Memphis Avalanche, June 17.
Tins da} T , while a few soldiers were hunting
for deserters in the vicinity of Culpeper, Va.,
they suddenly came upon a rebel mail-carrier
who was endeavoring to conceal himself in the
woods. He was immediately arrested, after a
slight resistance, and taken to headquarters at
Manassas. A large number of letters to promi
nent officers in the rebel service, many of which
contained valuable information, were found in the
mail-bag, also ten thousand dollars in confederate
bonds. The carrier s name was Granville W. Kel
ly. Baltimore American, June 18.
SURGEON HAYES, One Hundred and Tenth
regiment Penns} r lvania volunteers, having been
ordered to conduct to Washington a large de
tachment of sick and wounded men, and having
shamefully neglected them after their arrival, the
President directed that for this gross dereliction
of duty he be dismissed the service, and he was
accordingly dismissed. General Order.
THIS afternoon the rebels in front of the Na
tional pickets near Fair Oaks, Va,, attempted to
(iank a portion of the Union forces during a vio
lent thunder-storm, but were soon repulsed with
some loss. Lieut. Palmer, Aid to Gen. Sickles,
while giving orders to the commandant of the
regiment attacked by the rebels, fe 1 ! pierced with
FOUR of the five men, who, while personat
ing Union soldiers, entered and pillaged a house
in New-Orleans, La., of a large sum of money
and other valuables, were this day hanged in
that city. The fifth man was reprieved.
June 17. Major-General J. C. Ilindman, of
the rebel army, issued a proclamation to the in
habitants of the Trans-Mississippi District, Ar
kansas, calling upon all those who were not sub
ject to conscription, to organize themselves into
independent companies of mounted troops or
infantry, as they might prefer, arming and equip
ping themselves, and to serve in that part of the
district in which they might belong. (Doc. 134.)
THE rebel batteries at City Point, on the
James River, below Fort Darling, Va., opened
fire on the Union fleet of gunboats, but the boats
returned it so briskly with shell and shrapnel,
that the batteries were silenced, and the rebels
GENERAL WALLACE assumed command of
the city of Memphis, Tenn. His first official act
was to take possession of the office of the news
paper Argus. T. Knox and A. D. Richardson
wore appointed to supervise all editorials which
appeared in the newspapers.
Threats having been made to tear down the
Union flags flying over the houses of some of the
citizens of Memphis, Tenn., the Provost-Marshal
of that city issued an order instructing the guard
to shoot down any one attempting to haul down
the flag, or offering any insult or molestation to
resident citizens who had thus manifested their
devotion to the Union.
THE United States gunboats St. Louis, Lex
ington, Conestoga and Mound City, on an expe
dition up White River, Arkansas, opened fire on
a rebel battery at St. Charles, while the Forty-
third and Forty -sixth Indiana regiments made a
land attack, which resulted in the capture of the
battery. During the fire a ball entered the
steam-drum of the Mound City, an4 it ex
ploded. (Doc. 75.)
Tnis afternoon the stage from Fort Scott
was stopped eight miles from Kansas City, Mo.,
by six men armed with double-barreled shot
guns, supposed to belong to Quantrcll s band of
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guerrillas, and ihe passengers robbed of seven
hundred dollars in money, three gold watches,
four revolvers and several overcoats. One pas
senger saved two thousand dollars, which he had
sewed in the linings of his coat, and the express-
agent s trunk, containing over ten thousand dol
lars, was thrown aside as of no value.
June 18. The fort over Eastern Branch, near
"Washington, D. C., in the vicinity of the harnlet
* Good Hope," hitherto known as "Fort Good
Hope," was named "Fort Wagner," in honor of
Lieut. Wagner, of the Topographical Engineers,
who died of wounds received near Yorktown, on
the seventeenth of April last.
COL. AVEKILL returned to the headquarters of
General McClellan, on the Chickahominy, from a
scout to the Mattapony, in search of a band of
guerrillas. They were found to have left the pre
vious day. He destroyed the bridge, took a num
ber of wagons and carts loaded with supplies for
Richmond, destroyed a large amount of rebel
grain, and captured several important prisoners.
A KECONNOISSANCE was this day made by the
Sixteenth Massachusetts, under Col. P. T. Wy-
man, for the purpose of ascertaining the exact
character of the ground in front of the picket-line
at Fair Oaks, Va. (Doc. 135.)
A BAND of rebels were attacked by Major
Zeley and a party of Union troops, near Smith-
villc, Ark. Captain Jones, their leader, and four
teen of his men were captured. The rebels had
four men wounded. Union loss, two killed and
four wounded. A skirmish occurred at Talla-
AN expedition composed of four companies
of Union troops, under Col. Kimball, sent from
New-Orleans to Manchac, La., for the purpose of
dispersing a large number of rebels encamped in
that place, this day returned to New-Orleans,
after having successfully performed the object of
ts mission. On the approach of the Union force,
the rebels decamped, leaving their regimental col
ors, guns, carnp equipage, etc., behind them. The
guns were spiked, the colors taken away, and the
bridge at Manchac Pass burned.
GEN. MORGAN marched at one A.M. to attack
the rebels at Cumberland Gap, but on his arrival
there found that they had abandoned that posi
tion a few hours before. (Doc. 136.)
THE bill emancipating the slaves of rebels
passed the United States House of Representa
tives, by a vote of eighty-two against fifty-four.
June 19. A skirmish took place between the
Twentieth Indiana regiment, in General Kearny s
division of the army of the Potomac, and a body
of rebel troops, which lasted for more than an
hour. The Union troops held their position with
slight loss, having had only three men wounded.
In the afternoon, Gen. Kearny complimented the
regiment for its bravery and discipline.
THE confederate schooner Louisa, laden with
cotton, two flatboats, laden with rice, and a steam
tug-boat, were captured about twelve miles up
the Santee River, by a boat s crew of the United
States steamer Albatross, blockading off the
North-Santee River, S. C.
June 20. A force from Gen. Sherman s com
mand occupied Holly Springs to-day, and destroy
ed several pieces of trestle-work on the Mississippi
Central Railroad. The machinery for repairing
and manufacturing arms was removed from Holly
Springs to Atlanta, Ga., previous to the evacua
tion of the place by the rebels.
THE Paris Constitutionnel, of this date, ex
pressed the opinion that mediation was but a ques
tion of time. The cause had gained. More than
one hundred provincial journals in France had
given in their adhesion to it. The idea had gained
ground in England. Such an expression of pub
lic opinion in two great countries could not re
main without effect, but mediation could not be
proposed with the certainty of rejection. It was
for the government to seize upon a favorable op
A DELEGATION from the religious society of
Progressive Friends appeared before the Presi
dent, at Washington, for the purpose of present
ing a memorial praying him to decree the eman
cipation of the slaves.
THE United States gunboat Jacob Bell, com
manded by Lieut. E. P. McCrea, proceeded up the
James River, Va., with despatches for the com
mander of the Monitor. She succeeded in her
mission, but was considerably damaged by the
rebel batteries on shore. (Doc. 137.)
LIEUT. -CoL. WILLIAM B. CASSILLY, Sixty-ninth
Ohio volunteers, assumed command of the mili
tary district of Franklin, Williamson County,
THE brig Yankee Blade arrived in New- York
from New- Orleans, laden with sugar, molasses,
and cotton the first arrival sir ce the remission
of the blockade.
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June 21. At New-Orleans, La., a large and
enthusiastic Union meeting was held at Union
Hall, in the Fourth district. The meeting was
called to order by D. S. Dewees, Esq., who nomi
nated Edwin White, Esq., as Chairman of the
meeting. The following-named gentlemen were
appointed Vice-Presidents : Robert Watson, C.
Auch, W. A. Bills, and AYm. McDuff. L. M.
Day, Esq., was appointed Secretary. Able and
eloquent addresses were made by the President,
Judge Hiestand, and D. S. Dewees, Esq. The
meeting was characterized by great unanimity of
feeling, and the addresses of the several gentle
men were received with universal demonstrations
of appreciation. In the evening a festival took
place at the Planter s Hotel, the patriotic hostess
of which is Madame De Bare. A grand Union ball
was given, which was numerously attended.
A SERIES of skirmishes took place between a
force of Union troops, under the command of
Col. Sill, and a considerable body of rebel infan
try and artillery, at the mouth of Battle Creek,
Tennessee. (Doc. 138.)
COLONEL CHARLES ELLETT, commander of the
ram squadron of the United States, on the Mis
sissippi River, died at Cairo, 111., while on his
way to New-Albany, In d. The Seventh, Twen
ty-second, Thirty-seventh, and Forty-seventh regi
ments New-York State militia were mustered into
the service of the United States Government for
A FIGHT took place near Fair Oaks, Ya., be
tween the pickets of the Union army, supported
by a redoubt, and a large attacking force of rebels,
in which the rebels were repulsed with great loss
u> killed and wounded. The Unionists lost two
killed and seven wounded.
GENERAL BUTLER, commanding Department
of the Gulf, issued the following order at New-
" Any vessel attempting to leave this port and
take away any person of color who did not come
here on board of her, and has not a pass from
these headquarters, will be liable to confiscation,
and her master punished by imprisonment.
"No vessel shall so leave the port until the mas
ter shall take an oath that he has not any such
person on board, and will not allow any such to
come on board."
THE rebels kept up a continuous shower of
shells along the lines of the Union army before
RicimoncL They opened upon Gen. Hooker s
advance, but did no damage. Gen. Hooker re
plied from his batteries, by throwing heavy shells
among their artillerymen, which caused them to
A RECONNOISSANCE was made by Captain
Keenan, with two companies of the Pennsylvania
cavalry, to the James River, Ya. He successful
ly passed the rebel pickets and communicated
with the Union gunboat Galena.
An engagement took place at Simon s BlufF,
Wadmelaw Sound, S. C., between the United
States gunboats Crusader and Planter, and a
body of rebels stationed at that place. (Doc.
June 22. Yesterday thirty Sisters of Charity
arrived at Fortress Monroe, and to-day left for
White-House Point, Ya., for the purpose of min
istering to the sick and wounded soldiers of the
army of the Potomac.
A DETACHMENT of the Sixth Illinois cavalry
made a descent on a squadron of rebel cavalry
guarding a train near Coldwater station, on the
Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad, and captured
twenty-five prisoners and about twenty thousand
pounds of bacon which was on the train. They
then destroyed the bridges on the road, render
ing it impassable.
A PARTY of the Eighth Yermont regiment,
stationed at Algiers, near New-Orleans, La., took
an engine and a car and went out a short dis
tance on the Opelousas Railroad on a reconnois-
sance. They had proceeded but a few miles
when they were fired upon by a party of guerril
las, and had three men killed and eight wounded.
June 23. The London Times, of this date, said
that whatever might be the result of the civil war
in America, it was plain that it had reached a point
at which it was a scandal to humanity. It had
become a war of extermination. Utter destruc
tion might be possible, or even imminent, but
submission was as far off as ever. Persons who
listened to the excited railers on either side might
think that there was no alternative but to let a
flood of blood pass over the land ; but, at that
calm distance, it might perhaps be wisely calcu
lated that such voices did not represent the mind
of the American people. Both parties ought by
this time to be tired of the strife. There had
been blood enough shed, fortunes enough made,
losses enough suffered, and wrongs enough in
flicted and endured. The opportunity ought to
be either present or at hand when some potent
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American voice, prudently calling, " Peace,"
might awaken an universal echo.
MARTIAL law was proclaimed in the cities of
Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., by order of Brig.-
General E. L. Viele, Military Governor.
BRIGADIER- GENERAL SCHOFIELD, Military
Commandant District of Missouri, this day is
sued a General Order from his headquarters,
St. Louis, warning the rebels and rebel sympa
thizers in Missouri that he would hold them re
sponsible in their property and persons for any
damages that might thereafter be committed by
the lawless bands of armed men which they had
brought into existence, subsisted, encouraged,
and sustained up to that time.
THE Third battalion, Fifth Pennsylvania
cavalry, Col. Campbell, stationed at Gloucester
Point, made a reconnoissance under the command
of Major Wilson, into the counties of Gloucester
and Mathews, Va., for the purpose of capturing
a body of rebel cavalry, who were overrunning
those counties, arresting deserters, and impress
ing others into their service who were unwilling
On arriving at Mathews* s Court-House, Major
"\Yilson found he was a day too late. The rebel
cavalry had been there, and arrested twentj^-four
men as being deserters from their army.
Jane 24. Earl Van Dorn, rebel General, at
Jackson, Miss., issued an order assuming the
command over the " Department of Louisiana,"
and recommending " that all persons living with
in eight miles of the Mississippi River remove
their families and servants to the interior, as it was
the intention to defend the Department to the
PRESIDENT Lincoln visited West-Point, New-
York. Captain Jocknick of the Third New-York
cavalry, made a successful reconnoissance from
Washington, N. C., to Tranter s Creek. (Doc.
MAJOR-GENERAL J. C. HINDMAN, of the rebel
army issued a proclamation to the people of Ar
kansas, calling upon them to assist him in pre
venting General Curtis from joining the Union
fleet on the Mississippi.
June 25. The division of the army of the Po
tomac under command of General Hooker, this
day advanced in the vicinity of the Chickahominy
River, with a view of occupying a new position.
The advance was resisted with great determina
tion by the rebels. They fought for seven hours,
when they retreated with great loss, leaving the
Unionists in the position desired. The loss of the
Union army was about two hundred in killed and
wounded. This battle was the first of a series of
conflicts, lasting over seven days, and resulting in
the retreat of the Army of the Potomac, under
the command of Major-General McClellan, to the
James River, under the protection of the fleet of
Union gunboats. (Docs. 77 and 78.)
YESTERDAY the United States steamer Monti-
cello, Lieut. Commanding D. L. Braine, picked up
at sea, in an open boat, eight contrabands from Lit
tle River Inlet, South-Carolina, from whom infor
mation was obtained that two schooners were
preparing to run the blockade, laden with cotton
and turpentine, and that the cargo was already
in the warehouse, near the wharf, ready for ship
ment. This evening Captain Glisson ordered an
expedition to be fitted out, to consist of an armed
boat from each vessel, and ordered Lieutenant
Braine, of the Monticello, to proceed to the Inlet
with the boats and send the expedition in.
The duty was ably performed by Lieutenants
Braine and Bunce, with the officers and men un
der them, the reports of whom show that the
town was entirely deserted. The schooners were
found at the wharf, and were not considered
worth the trouble of bringing away. The} r found
at the wharf and in warehouses two hundred bar
rels of turpentine, sixty bales of cotton, and fifty-
three barrels rosin, the whole of which was de
stroyed by fire. Capt. Glisson 1 s Report.
GENERAL BUTLER ordered, that " all the
property in New-Orleans belonging to General D.
E. Twiggs, and of his minor son, the income of
which he has received, and under the charge of
his agent, H. W. Palfrey, Esq., consisting of real
estate, bonds, notes of hand, treasury notes of
the United States, slaves, household furniture,
etc., is hereby sequestered, to be held to await
the action of the United States Government."
THE Union ram fleet arrived off Vicksburgh,
Miss., yesterday, and to-day communicated with
Commodore Farragut, commanding fleet of gun
A LARGE body of rebel cavalry under Jack
son, this day visited a number of plantations in
,he vicinity of Memphis, Tenn., on the line of
the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, burning
great quantities of cotton and arresting all per
sons found purchasing that staple. Memphis
Avalanche, June 27.
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A UNION force, under the command of Gen.
WUliams, consisting of four regiments of infan
try and nearly two batteries of artillery, left
Ba.on Rouge, La., on the twentieth, and arrived
at Vicksburgh, Miss., this day. (Doc. 142.)
A TRAIN of cars on the Memphis and Ohio
Railroad, laden with a company of Union troops,
eighty mule-teams with provender, etc., was this
day captured by a large force of rebel cavalry, in
the vicinity of Germantown, Tennessee. The
rebels destroyed the locomotive, burned the cars,
and killed ten men.
June 26. "West H. Humphreys, convicted of
having acted as a Judge under the rebel govern
ment, was impeached by the Senate of the United
States, and sentenced to be removed from his
office, and to be forever disqualified from holding
any office of profit or honor under the govern
ment of the United States.
THE Union mortar-fleet on the Mississippi,
under the command of Commodore Porter, com
menced to shell the rebel batteries before Vicks-
burgh. The bombardment lasted for three hours
without any result.
THE National forces under Majors-General
Fremont, Banks, and McDowell were consolidated
into one army, called the army of Virginia, and
Major-General Pope was assigned by the Presi
dent to the chief command. The forces under
General Fremont constituted the First army
corps, to be commanded by General Fremont.
The forces under General Banks constituted the
Second army corps, to be commanded by him.
The forces under Gen. McDowell constituted the
Third army corps, to be commanded by him.
LIEUTENANT- COLONEL ALFRED W. ELLET, com
manding Union ram-flotilla on the Mississippi,
went up the Yazoo River with two rams, for the
purpose of capturing three rebel gunboats. On
his approach the rebels set fire to their boats and
started them down on him, compelling him to
leave the river to escape the destruction of his
vessels. The rebel vessels were entirely consum
ed. Lieut. -Colonel ElleVs Report.