THE battle of the Cache, Ark., was fought
this day by the National forces, under Col. C. E.
Hovey, and over two thousand rebel troops, com
manded by Albert Rust, resulting in the defeat
and rout of the latter with a severe loss. (Doc.
July 8. A large and enthusiastic meeting was
held in New-Haven, Ct., in response to the
call of President Lincoln for volunteers. Speeches
were made by Senator Dixon, Governor Bucking
ham, Rev. Dr. Bacon, A. P. Hyde, T. II. Bond,
Rev. Dr. Nadal, G. F. Trumbull, C. Chapman,
Capt. Hunt, and others. Commodore Andrew II.
Foote presided over the meeting.
GEN. SHEPLEY, Military Commandant of New-
Orleans, this day issued an order extending the
time in which those who had been in the " mili
tary service of the confederate States" could tako
the parole to the tenth instant. Gen. Butler is
sued an order authorizing several regiments of
volunteers for the United States army to be re-
cruited, and organized in the State of Louisiana.
A RECONNOISSANCE by the First Maine cavalry
was this day made as far as Waterloo, on the
Rappahannock River, Ya. A band of rebel guer
rillas visited the residence of a Unionist named
Pratt, in Lewis County, Mo., and murdered him,
JOHN Ross, principal Chief of the Cherokee
Indians, addressed a letter to Colonel Wecr, com
manding United States forces at Leavenworth,
Kansas, informing him that on the seventh day
of October, 1861, the Cherokee Nation had en
tered into a treaty with " the confederate States."
PRESIDENT LINCOLN arrived at Harrison s
Landing, on the James River, Ya., and, accompa
nied by Gen. McClellan, reviewed the army of the
Potomac. Governors Salomon of Wisconsin and
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Olden of New-Jersey, issued proclamations call
ing upon the citizens of their States for their quota
of troops, under the call of the President for three
hundred thousand men.
THE letters from Gen. McClellan to the War
Department, concerning the occupation of Gen.
Let s residence at White House, Va., were this
day laid before Congress. The removal of Secre
tary Stanton from the War Department was sug
gested in various portions of the country.
July 9. The National transport steamer Cano-
nicus was fired into by the rebels, a few miles be
low Harrison s Landing, on the James River, Va.
In the New-Hampshire Legislature resolutions
were unanimously passed, pledging the State to
furnish her full quota of soldiers under the call
of President Lincoln.
PUBLIC meetings were held in England, pray
ing the government to use its influence to bring
about a reconciliation between the Northern and
Southern States of America, as it was from Ame
rica alone that an immediate supply of cotton
could be expected ; and if need there should be,
that the British government should not hesitate
to acknowledge the independence of the Southern
A FIGHT occurred near Tompkmsville, Ky.,
between a body of one thousand five hundred
guerrillas, under Morgan, and the Third battalion
of Pennsylvania cavalry, numbering about t\vo
hundred and fifty men, under the command of
Major Jordan, in which the Nationals were rout
ed, with a loss of four killed, six wounded, and
nineteen taken prisoners.
HAMILTON, N. C., was occupied by the Na
tional forces under the command of Capt. Ham-
mel, of Hawkins s N. Y. Zouaves. (Doc. 148.)
July 10. A meeting was held in Huttonville,
Randolph County, Va., at which the following
resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That we, as citizens, are willing to
live under the Federal Government and its laws,
and that we will give any information to the
Federal commanders in relation to the operation
of certain bands of men known as Guerrillas or
AT New-Orleans John H. Larue, "being by
his own confession a vagrant," was committed to
the parish prison, and "Anna Larue, his wife,
having been found in the public streets wearing
a confederate flag upon her person, in order to in
cite riot," was sent to Ship Island, by the com
mand of Gen. Butler. Special Order, No. 179.
THE Provost-Marshal of Memphis, Tennessee,
issued an order requiring all persons connected
with the rebel army or government to leave the
city with their families within five days. A com
pany of guerrillas, ninety in number, engaged in
drilling in a field between Gallatin and Harts-
ville, Tenn., were captured by a body of Nationals
belonging to Col. Boone s regiment and carried
into Nashville. Nashville Union, July 12.
JOHN MORGAN, the rebel guerrilla leader,
issued an appeal to the citizens of Kentucky,
calling upon them to " rise and arm, and drive
the Hessian invaders from their soil." A fight
took place two miles south of Scatterville, Ark.,
between a detachment of the First Wisconsin
cavalry and a rebel force of ninety men under
GENERAL SAXTON, at Beaufort, S. C., report
ed to the War Department as follows :
" I have the honor to report that every thing
pertaining to the special service for which I am
sent to this department is in a favorable condi
tion. The negroes are working industriously.
We have some fifteen thousand acres of corn and
cotton under cultivation. It looks well. The
system of voluntary labor works admirably. The
people are contented and happy. When the new
crop is harvested they will cease to be a burden
upon the Government.
" By adopting a judicious system of reward foi
labor, almost any amount can be obtained. Its
proceeds will pay the expense."
THE gunboat Monongahela was this day
launched at Philadelphia, Pa. Enthusiastic
meetings were held at Lockport, N. Y., and
Hartford, Ct, for the purpose of devising means
to meet the call of President Lincoln for three
hundred thousand additional troops.
July 11. A skirmish took place at Williams-
burgh, Virginia, between the National and rebel
pickets, in which the latter were defeated with a
loss of three killed and seven taken prisoners.
GOVERNOR YATES, of Illinois, published a let
ter to the President of the United States, urging
the employment of all available means to crush
the rebellion. At New-Orleans, La., all acts of
sale by auctioneers who had not taken the oath
of allegiance to the United States were declared
null and void by the Military Commandant, Gen.
A SKIRMISH occurred near Pleasant Hill, Mo.,
between a company of State militia and a band
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of rebel guerrillas, resulting in a rout of the
rebels, with a loss of six killed and five mortally
A despatch from Gen. McClellan, at Harri
son s Landing, on the James River, of this date,
" All quiet. We are rested. Enemy has re
BY order of President Lincoln, Major-General
Henry W. Halleck was this day assigned to the
command of the whole land forces of the United
States, as General-in-Chief.
THE rebel Gen. Ruggles refused to grant the
petition of the inhabitants of Saint Tammany
Parish, La., to permit them to exchange their 1
wood, bricks, lumber, etc., for food, with the citi
zens of New-Orleans. A skirmish took place
near New-Hope, Ky., between a body of Union
troops, under the command of Lieut. -Col. Moore,
and a force of rebel guerrilla cavalry, resulting in
the complete rout of the rebels.
July 12. The Senate of the United States
adopted the Confiscation Bill as it passed in the
House of Representatives yesterday, by a vote of
twenty-seven to thirteen. The advance of Gen.
Curtis s army under General Washburn reached
Helena, Ark., at nine o clock this morning, hav
ing left Clarendon, on the White River, yesterday,
at six A.M., and made a forced march of sixty-five
miles in a day and a night.
Gen. Curtis left Batesville on the twenty-fourth
ult. with twenty days rations, and after a halt
of five days at Jacksonport, to concentrate the
forces on his outposts, he took up his line of
march, and his entire command are now en route
From eight to twelve hundred rebels, under
Matlock, who were on his front, fired on forage-
trains from canebrakes, and barricaded all the
roads leading southward with trees felled by ne
groes, and placed every conceivable obstacle in
the way of his men, but he overcame them all.
Gen. Washburn had a number of skirmishes
on the route, in all of which the rebels were
whipped, and with considerable loss to them,
though with few casualties to the National troops.
A FIGHT took place at Lebanon, Ky., between
a small body of Union troops, under the command
of Colonel Johnson, and a force of rebel cavalry
under John Morgan, resulting in the defeat of the
Unionists and the capture of the town by the
rebels. (Doc. 87.)
LARGE and enthusiastic meetings, for the
purpose of promoting enlistments into the army
under the call of President Lincoln for three hun
dred thousand additional troops, were this day
held at Boston, Cambridge, Roxbury, Brookline,
Somerville, Maiden, Springfield, and West-Cam
bridge, Mass., and at Portland, Maine. Speeches
by distinguished and prominent citizens were
made in each place. In several of the towns
large sums of money were collected for the pur
pose of paying extra bounties to the volunteers.
PRESIDENT LINCOLN received the Senators and
Representatives of the slaveholding Border States
at the Presidential mansion, and addressed them
on the subject of emancipation.
GENERAL SMITH, of the rebel army, issued an
address to the forces under his command at Vicks-
burgh, Miss., thanking them for their bravery in
resisting the attack made by the Union forces on
the city. The rebel General Albert Pike, in
command of Fort McCulloch, Indian Territory,
forwarded his " unconditional and absolute " re
signation to Jeff" Davis.
THE British schooner Julia, of Digby, N. S.,
captured by the National gunboat Kittatinny in
Barrataria Creek, La., and the schooner Uncle
Mose, captured by the gunboat Tahoma on the
coast of Campeachy, arrived at Key West, Fla.
Colonel Thomas Cass, of the Ninth Massachusetts
regiment, died at Boston from the effects of
wounds received before Richmond.
FAIRMONT, Missouri, was this day surprised
by a band of bushwhackers, who plundered the
town and carried off several of its inhabitants.
THE New-Orleans (La.) Delta, of this date,
speaking of the sanitary condition of that city,
In the memory of the " oldest inhabitant," our
city was never more healthy at this season of the
year. For this great blessing we are greatly in
debted to Gen. Butler s idea of relieving the poor,
and at the same time getting said poor to clean
up the streets. The order was intrusted to Gen.
Shepley, who very judiciously selected Col. T. B.
Thorpe to superintend the distribution of the
charity of the Government, and see that the thou
sand laborers, the recipients, did their duty. The
result is, that our city is a model of cleanliness.
A FIGHT took place at Culpeper, Va., between
a body of Union troops, under the command of
Gen. Hatch, and a force of rebel cavalry, in which
the rebels were routed, having had one killed.
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five wounded, and leaving eleven prisoners in the
hands of the Unionists.
THE Unionists of North-Alabama having been
much abused and persecuted by the rebels in
that region, a body of Union troops, under the
command of Colonel Streight, Fifty-first Indiana,
were sent to relieve and protect them. (Doc. 86.)
THE Union ram Switzerland, under the com
mand of Lieut-Col. Ellet, made a reconnoissance
up the Yazoo River, for the purpose of ascertain
ing if the rebels had erected any breastworks
along its banks.
July 13. The railroad bridge over the Rapidan
River, at Rapidan Station, Va., was destroyed by
a party of Union troops under the command of
Major James M. Deems. On proceeding towards
the bridge, and when about six miles from Fair
fax, they were fired upon by a force of the ene
my, and a sharp skirmish ensued, resulting in
the defeat of the rebels, who were driven for a
distance of ten miles. On arriving at the bridge,
another party of rebels were encountered, who,
after a short fight, were dispersed. Besides de
stroying the bridge, the Unionists cut the tele
graph wire and destroyed the battery at the sta
tion. (Doc. 149.)
A PARTY of rebel guerrillas entered Memphis,
Mo., captured the militia troops stationed there,
drove out the Union men, and robbed the stores.
GREAT excitement existed in Louisville, Lex
ington, Bowling Green, Danville, Frankfort, Cov-
ington, and other towns in Kentucky, in antici
pation of a visit from the rebel guerrillas under
John Morgan. In order to be prepared for such
an event, General Boyle, commanding the Union
forces at Louisville, issued the following order :
"It is ordered that every able-bodied man take
arms and aid in repelling the marauders. Every
man who does not join will remain in his house
forty-eight hours, and be shot down if he leaves
it." General Ward, commanding at Lexington,
issued an order directing that " all able-bodied
citizens of Lexington and Fayette County are to
report themselves at the Court-House Square, in
Lexington, forthwith. Those having arms will
bring them ; those having none will be armed."
MUKFREESBORO, Ky., was captured by the
rebel forces under the command of Brig. -General
Forrest (Doc. 88.)
July 14. General Pope issued an address " to
the officers and soldiers of the army of Virginia,"
informing them that by special assignment of the
President of the United States, he had assumed
command of the army. (Doc. 150.)
A BAND of rebel guerrillas, under John Mor
gan, destroyed the long bridge on the Kentucky
Central Railroad, between Cynthiana and Paris,
Kentucky. In the United States Senate, a reso
lution of thanks to Flag-Officer Foote, for his gal
lant services at the West, was adopted.
AN enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of
Utica, N. Y., was held in that town for the pur
pose of promoting enlistments into the army un
der the call of President Lincoln for more men.
Speeches were made by Ex-Governor Seymour,
Judges Denio and Bacon, Francis Kiernan, E. H.
Roberts, Charles W. Doolittle, and others. Res
olutions offering extra bounties to volunteers
PRESIDENT LINCOLN sent to Congress a mes
sage embodying the draft of a bill to compensate
any State which should abolish slavery within its
limits, the passage of which, substantially as pre
sented, he earnestly recommended. (Doc. 151.)
July 15. A body of Union troops, numbering
about six hundred men, under the command of
Major Miller, Second Wisconsin cavalry, attacked
-ho combined rebel forces of Rains, Coffee, Hun-
;er, Hawthorne, and Tracy, numbering about six
teen hundred, at a point eight miles beyond Fay-
jtteville, Arkansas, and routed them with great
oss. David E. Tvviggs, who was dismissed from
the United States army for treason, died at Au
THIS morning the rebel iron-clad ram Arkan
sas passed down the Yazoo River into the Missis
sippi, and landed under the batteries at Vicks-
jurgh, passing through and receiving the fire of
the Union fleet of gunboats and mortars. The
am returned the fire, but, except killing and
wounding a number of men on several of the gun
boats, without material damage to the fleet. The
ram, though struck by a great number of shot,
was not much injured. At about six o clock in
,he evening, the whole Union fleet got under
vay, and while the mortars attacked the land
batteries, the gunboats, in the hope of sinking the
Arkansas, poured their broadsides into her, but
without effect. The bombardment lasted for an
hour, when the fleet dropped below the city, and
came to anchor. (Doc. 152.)
THE town of Henderson, Ky., was entered
>y a band of rebel guerrillas, who broke into the
soldiers hospital, (whose inmates had been re-
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moved to Evansville, Ind.,) robbing it of its blan
kets, sheets, etc., and then left, without doing
any further mischief.
IN consequence of the difficulty of procuring
small change, caused by the premium on specie,
postage-stamps were now first spoken of as a
substitute. New-York World, July 15.
THE rebel Colonel Morgan visited Midway,
Ky., at noon to-day, and cut the telegraph wires
and tore up the railroad. He took away with him
every thing he could convert to his use. lie had
four t\velve-pound howitzers. fn the evening he
left for Georgetown, and encamped there on
Gano s farm.
AT Cleveland, Ohio, the City Council appro
priated thirty-five thousand dollars to aid in re
cruiting for the new regiments. At Detroit,
Michigan, a meeting was held to facilitate the
raising of new regiments. Patriotic resolutions
A VERY large gathering of citizens was held
in the Capitol Park, at Albany, N. Y. Great en
thusiasm was manifested. Governor Morgan pre
sided, and among the Vice-Presidents were Mayor
Perry, Senator John V. L. Pruyn, John Tracy,
General Cooper, and other prominent citizens.
Strong resolutions in favor of the new levy, and
recommending an extra session of the Legislature,
to authorize the giving of a State bounty to vol
unteers, were introduced by George Dawson,
chairman of the committee, and unanimously
adopted. Speeches were made by Lyman Tre-
main and others.
THE Ninth regiment of Vermont volunteers,
under the command of Col. George L Stannard,
left Brattleboro this morning at nine o clock, en
route for the seat of war. This was the first reg
iment recruited under the call of July first, for
three hundred thousand additional troops.
A LARGE and enthusiastic public meeting
was held this day in Union Square, New- York,
in behalf of the Union and in support of the Gov
ernment in its efforts to suppress the rebellion.
Speeches were made by Mayor Opdyke, General
Fremont, General Walbridge, President King,
Professor Lieber, Rev. Dr. Vinton, Rev. Dr. Hitch
cock, Rev. Dr. Clarke, E. D. Smith, William Al
len Butler, and others. New - York Tribune,
July 16. The United States War Department
received from William II. Aspinwall, of New-
York, a present of his check for twenty-five thou
sand two hundred and ninety dollars and sixty
cents, as his share of profit on a contract for arms
purchased by Howland & Aspinwall, and sold to
the Government. The Secretary of War ordered
that the check be transferred to the Secretary
of the Treasury, and that the thanks of the De
partment be rendered to Mr. Aspinwall for the
proof he has furnished of the disinterested and
patriotic spirit that animates the citizens of the
United States in the present contest against trea
son and rebellion, giving assurance that a govern
ment supported by citizens who thus prefer the
public welfare to their private gain, must over
come its enemies."
GEN. HALLECK, on retiring from the command
of the army of the Mississippi, issued an address
to the troops, expressing his high appreciation of
the endurance, bravery, and soldierly conduct
which they had exhibited on all occasions during
TuE British schooner Agnes was captured
off Abaco Island, by the United States steamer
Huntsville, commanded by Lieut. Rogers. Offi
GOVERNOR PIERPONT, of Virginia, issued a
proclamation calling upon the people to furnish
the State s quota of troops, under the call of
President Lincoln for three hundred thousand
men. To aid the work, he desired the Senators
and members of the House of Delegates to act as
agents in procuring volunteers in their respective
YESTERDAY John B. Clarke, of the rebel Sen
ate, addressed a letter to G. "W. Randolph, the
rebel Secretary of War, inquiring whether the
"Partisan Rangers" were to be considered as be
longing to the rebel army, and whether the rebel
government would not claim for them the same
treatment as prisoners which was exacted for
prisoners of war ; and to-day the Secretary re
plied that partisan rangers were a part of the pro
visional army of the States in rebellion, and were
subject to all the regulations adopted for its gov
ernment, and entitled to the same protection as
prisoners of war. (See Supplement.}
July 17. A detachment of the Union army,
under Gen. Pope, this day entered the town of
Gordonsville, Va., unopposed, and destroyed the
railroad at that place, being the junction of the
Orange and Alexandria and Virginia Central Rail
roads, together with a great quantity of rebel
army supplies gathered at that point.
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CYNTHIANA, Ky., was captured by a party
Df rebel troops, under Col. John H. Morgan, after
a severe engagement with the National forces oc
cupying the town, under the command of Lieut. -
Col. Landrum. (Doc. 89.)
THE British schooner William, captured off
the coast of Texas by the National steamer De
Soto, arrived at Key West, Fla. Major-General
Halleck, having relinquished the command of the
department of the Mississippi, left Corinth for
Washington, D. C., accompanied by General Cul-
lum, Col. Kelton, and an aid-de-camp. The bill
authorizing the issue of postage and other govern
ment stamps as currency, and prohibiting banks
and other corporations or individuals from issuing
notes below the denomination of one dollar for
circulation, was passed by the House of Repre
sentatives and signed by the President.
PRESIDENT LINCOLN sent a special message to
Congress, informing it that as he had considered
the bill for an act to suppress insurrection, to
punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confis
cate the property of rebels, and the joint resolu
tion explanatory of the act, as being substantially
one, he had approved and signed both. Before
the President was informed of the passage of the
resolution, he had prepared the draft of a message
stating objections to the bill becoming a law, a
copy of which draft he transmitted to Congress
tvith the special message.
THE Congress of the United States adjourned
sine die. At Louisville, Ky., both branches of
the Common Council of that city adopted an ordi
nance compelling the Board of School Trustees to
require all professors and teachers of the public
schools, before entering on their duties, to appear
before the Mayor and take oath to support the
Constitutions of the United States and Kentucky,
and to be true and loyal citizens thereof. Gen.
Nelson arrived at Nashville, Tenn., with large re-
enforcements, and assumed command there.
A SCOUTING-PARTY of ten men, under Lieut.
Roberts, of the First Kentucky (Wolford s) caval
ry, when about fifteen miles from Columbia,
Tenn., were attacked by a body of sixty rebels.
The Union party retired to a house in the neigh
borhood, from which they fought the rebels six
hours, when they finally retreated. Several of
the rebels fell. The Union party lost none.
ENTHUSIASTIC meetings were this day held at
Bangor, Me., Bridgeport, Ct, and Auburn, N. Y.,
for the purpose of promoting enlistments into
the army, under the call of the President for more
July 18. Great excitement and terror existed
among the citizens of Cincinnati, in consequence
of the vicinity of the force of rebel guerrillas un
der John Morgan. Colonel Burbank, Thirteenth
United States infantry, assumed military com
mand of the city, and issued orders directing all
officers in the volunteer service to report to him.
The Governor of the State also issued an order
calling for volunteers to serve for thirty days.
The excitement of Cincinnati pervaded the ad
joining towns in Kentucky.
AT Kingston, North-Carolina, two negroes
were executed, by order of Colonel Sol Williams,
C.S.A., having been found guilty of drumming up
recruits for Burnside s army. Richmond Exam
iner, July 24.
COL. SALOMON, of the Ninth Wisconsin vol
unteers, at his encampment on Grand River, Ark.,
arrested Col. Weer, commander of the Indian ex
pedition, and assumed command.
A DESPERATE fight took place near Memphis,
Mo., between a detachment of Union troops, num
bering about four hundred, under the command
of Major John Y. Clopper, and a force of rebel
guerrillas six hundred strong, resulting in a com
plete rout of the rebels, who left a large number
of their dead and wounded. (Doc. 153.)
TiiE Richmond (Va.) Despatch of this date,
speaking of the proposition of employing negroes
on the Union fortifications, said : " It appears
from statements in the Northern newspapers that
McClellan proposes to employ negroes to perform
the hard labor on his fortifications, with a view
to save his troops from the perils of sunstroke.
This is the sort of freedom the deluded slaves en