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About Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1862)
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V'e !o net ccny lAat p jcple cf the
Scuth poso3 . en ordinary amount cf
ccu'rage, psrLars alcul an vernge with
cnnleat "ell t'.1 ucrH" in iJk' loistinj.
Almcst crery Little thit h::$ occurred
fir.ee the ccrr.rr--.c2rn en: cf tl.3 war they
claim s a Ccnft -'crate vi;:cry. The fall
cf Ft. Dcr.ehon, Ft. Henry, and Island
10, they cannot help admitting were re
verses. But even at Donelson, Pillo'.?,
telegrarhed fill cvr the. south that he
hnd pained a i irzi?. 1 victory. The tattle
cf Winchester, the Jattleof Tea Ridge,
cr:d the faille cf Tittshurg Landing ar.d
a hot cf ctl.tr cf t:-in:r in-purt2r.ee, are
ra r;.C: j in the Cn tl.-sn pprrsas great
victr-tir-s. Tlx r.-h 's hte lut.-n driren
wt iii jhj'. sroni one
, au-J half o: Virpr.u,
-of (he conn in j.ortn
cv. cmv rr :.'.. u.y cnexpoctt-d, I
c:rj rcl': J ly i! u Sfvcrcry of UV.r to fill
a p;iti.:; in i.'.u scr ire cf the country.
2-1 y crJcrs tolng to rc-pcrt . forthwith, I
Lve i o time to arrange niy lu-iness af
.fairs. I !.-rpe to ie perniiiud ta return
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tor ti.at rairpose. ray entire
:ss I icnvc with T. U. Fisnru and
Tfrro. C. IlACkt.n, who arc fully anther-
11. V. Fens as.
Laud in 2",
:r infcrn::it:cn from Fittslurg
f!;o-.v3 that there were mere
that foi.r thci'jsand troor from the f.rit
district, '( U'.T.-l.luni'.-) engaged. 'They
lost two Colonel-, Fllia an ! D-ivis, Major
GcdJard.and many other ci"cer.s. Many
bore are known to Lo wounded. All is
c;uiet'cn Cedar Run, fiecu miles beyond
Manassas. The railroad t ridge at that
point, debtroytd l.y the rt Lds, will be re
constructed .-con. The railrcad Leyond
v.ili la rapidly n-piired.
1 if cuts a i i constantly prowling
alcut cur camps, or..tl cccasi -mally a strag
gler is picl.td up I y cur cavalry.
The ritrrir..ac :.tr;ie cut cn the 11th,
from Norfwlk, acccmj anted ly the 'rebel
I'.czr.-.-.r Jamcstovvn, ar.d captured three
Merchantmen. Several captains in port
tcstifv in rtl-lion to tho three vessels
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luv v.-ere ordered
r..o;.ro ettner c nstuexi 1 crtress Aonrce.
As the po-
vesschi in question was inside
thicm cf th
li e tar. the I!
their capture should rea cn the Harbor
:er, rather thin cn the captured ves-
Mr. Q r?z. r. cerrespondent cf the
Verl;"I"cri, was arretted on thp
r. cl s.
i.w .i a it..;. . -: c,
from n large portio
C-irjlim, South Carolina,' Georgia, and
Flori.hi ; hcy hr.'ve evacuated Spring
fte'd, Cclumlus, fowling Green, 'Na?h
ville, Manasses, and Fensacola, and yet
they constantly trog about their victo
ries. ' . . .
Beauregard telegraphed all over-the
South that he haii gained a great victo
ry at Pittsburg Landing ; that after fight
ing till he goftired, he retreated toCcr
intb, which he felt able to bold against
all attacks cf the enemy. ;
TIic Nebraska Hcslnent.
In the - various reports we have seen
cf the battle cf Pittsburg Landing, there
is no mention cinde cf the Nebraska
First. Gen. Walh.ce, their commander
wf s there cn the trecend day. and was
mortally wounded; but the probability is
that the Ke braskn.Boys, if en the ground,
were stationed arnon-' the reserve r-gi-rnents
where nobedy was hurt. In the
published lists cf wounded, no name is
mentioned from Nebraska. t
Dally vs. Hlortoc.
We notice in the proceedings cf Con
gress on the lltL inst., that Mr. Davis,
from Committee cn Elections, reported a
resolution '-that Samuel G. Daily, the
sitting delegate is, and that J. Sterling
Morton is net, entitled to represent that
The Internal Revenue Bill has passed
the House cf Representatives. Just pre
vious to its passage it was so amended as
to tax dogs Zl per head. This is one of
the best features of the bill. If all the
dogs in Brownvilb are taxed it will prob
ably amount to sQm'J, S-5CQ. There are
Y.'crld . was arretted on the hhe United States n;any millions cf dogs
charge cf having prepar-'irialf cf them v'rly "wcrihless cost-
I n a 1 1 C I"
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A Ncrfc:lc p r per-has-ie'en received
at Fortress Monroe, containing a dispatch
frcui Beauregard- in relation to thu tvvo
cay's tight at Pittsburg Landing. He
claims a complete victory. He says, af
ter carturing C3. cf cur guns and S.CCO
prisoners, hi- jt.rct's ft-ll lack upon hio
works at Corinth, which they are fully
able to hold. " .
All the. reports received at the War
Do pa r t ine nt v t cut r a d jt t i L e "Tit a u rega i d
dispatch, and confirm ihe ataiemrnu that
.the enemy wer, runted ;:nd pursued as
far as ihepret ions ciders of General
Grant would permit, and the enemy are
low shut up ia Corinth.
tog enough ia Vee r ' hem ft defray the
expenses iaKr;;; 2f0 Joss,cf
sheep by dogs in the Northern States has
leen estimated at $2,000,000 per annum.
x War Tax.
The Omaha RyuWcan explains its
position on . the War Tnx. It 'has no
cljection !j the diversion of the appro
priation" of the' -0, COO annually appro
priated for Legislative expenses. But
prefers that it should be deducted from
the sum paid by our people under ih op
erations of the Internal Revenue Law,
instead cf being used fof the Direct Tax.
This would be well enough if it.: was
practical. The Internal Revenue Bill is
so constructed as tacrine frcm the people
Indirectly. It is collected from Mauu
lacturers, Venders, Licenses. Soc, but of
course is paid ultimately by consumers.
It will T.cccfjariaily rci;c the price of
manufactured articles cf every descrip
tion. The Revenue from articles we
consume in Nelru-.ka most of it at least
will be paid, by .manufacturers in the
. cities in tho States, the consumers paying
them lack in the advanced price. Con
sequently we can conceive cf no plan by
which 'the 0CQ0 for Legislative ex
penses can be diverted ' towards paying
the h tcrr.al Revenue Tat, so as-lo re
lieve the people cf Nebraska.
It is true; that merchants; lawyers, sa-
. locn keepers, and others, trill hare to
pay Tccnse, under the Internal Revenue.
Bat ti Nebraska, altogether, it probably
will not amount to one -third of" the
S23.CC0. And even if they should be
relieved from this it will cot benefit 'he
people matettaly ; for prices will iz reg
ulated by p-riees in other places. -
The Republican, we think, far overrates
the amount cf property that would be
exempt under the provisions cf the direct
tax. In thi3 county cli the quarter ste
tsons within fire miles of the river are
assessed at ever -00, exclusive of im
provements. In audition to this, a large
id owned in this
to cut ens who do not
avfitfl.y veiiJo cn it surne men own rev
rarer-. x..c- rrr'i.uvj
tcnietimes slowly, 'and sometimes with
considerable speed, in accordance with
the. r.ature cf the country. Seme days
mode no more tnan cn-e cr two
hile ethers they
proportion of. the iani.
Strategy In talilr: Island No. 10.
The great feature of this meniorab
sitge, jind tlie.itiimdiate cause of the
gn at victory which followed, is (he trans
portation of the tour steam irs across the
country lo ihe aid of Gen. Pope.
Whtn tiu place was invested. Col. Bis
sell came acrcs the uecii i-f iami whi;h
is funned by the bend of the river, in a
sinal. boat, the water being so high that
i.avigatixi was perfectly ta.-y. with ihe
exceimon of the obstructions tCered by
tree and undergrowth. .
He announced that Gn. Tope although
below ibe enemy, and in a condition to
cross and completely surround thtm, was
iu want of boats for that purpose, and
could make no movement until he wa3 put
in possession of them. The enemy were
iii possession of the bend of the river.
and ihere was no means of passing them
wiih transports. . Col. Bissell announced
that he was in readiness .to attempt the
task of liking thitn across the country.
and arrangements were immediately made
to expedite the project. . .
. The steamers Vi. B.Terry and Trio,
being of light draft, and drawing but SO
iuchesof water, were placed at his dis
posai; and the point lor entering the
woods was selected t the foot of Island
No. 8. The " difficulties of the work will
be understood when it i known that for
a distance of over twelve miles ihe boats
were lobe transported ihrcugh a heavy
forest, where the trees were uncommon
ly large and clos together, and' where
the dense cotton-wood, undergrowth and
cane-brake peculiar to this country grew
in all its native luxuriance. There was!
plenty of water, the river having over
flowed its banks to a-depth cf from five
to fifteen feeC'and m 'many places much
deeper. The tatk of clearing cut the
trees was one tb.it would have dismayed
a stouter heart than Col, Bissell's, but for
the engineering experience and natural
ingenuity which came lb his aid. He at
tacked the primeval forest, and, in a few
hours, was buried from sight in its depths.
Accompanied by a large detachment of
men; in 'small boals and flatboats, armed
with long cross cut saws and axes, he
made fast work of it. The trees to be
cut were selected and chopped down.
They w ere, however, as much in the way
as ever, as the stamps were still above
water. An upright timber was then fast
ened to the stump, and to the top cf this,
some six feet high,' was fastened an os
cillating frame, swinging on a bolt, and
extending four feet below the surface of
ihe riverT The saw was'fastened to this
frame at the lower end, and, with a rope
extending each way, It was pulled back
and forth until the tree was sawed cfF.
Iu this way the largeit trees succumbed
and fell in a short time. Fifteen min
utes usually conquered an ordinary tre,
and half an hour was stifEc'ent for the
giants of the furist. The work was not
done then, however. The over-hanging
tree-ic-ps were to be cut, to allow the up
len:;th cf the beat, v
moved a mile cr reere. They did rot
kee: a straight ctur:-.?, br.t turned aside
when a raviee or valley c.Tercd less ob
structions. The great c'jeet wa3 to reach
a deep baycu which emptied into the river
at New Madrid. After reaching this
bayou they were neatly as far from New
Madrid as when they started, after being
in the weeds a week and a half, but it be
ing comparatively free from trees and
undergrowth, ani they made rapid pro
gress towards the river. Finally, after
havTng been in ihe woods over two weeks
without a sight ci: dry land they emerged
into the Mi.-sirsipr-i ence more, and with
joyful beans siimrd up to New Madrid,
ami J the enthusiastic welcomings of our
soldiery, who saw in them the harbingers
of change and relief. They had traveled
about eighteen miles in getting through.
This great fiat cf ingenuity and per
severenoe was thus accomplished without
a single drawback to its complete success.
The rebels were struck with conster
nation when the boats came out into the
river, before the ir very eyes, and took
their places at the levee at New Madrid,
and then-they began to think that the
Yankees were indeed in earnest when
they started to travel across the country
right, while a lirge rur.-!-r cf br..tt:r.:r.2.
were planted along the entire lia 3 frcm
the river bank nortll.vest to cer extrenas
right, two riiles and a half - distant.
About cn hour before dark a general
cancnade wa3 cpened upon the en?my
from alcng cur whole line, v.ith a pjrp ?t
ual crack; cf musketry. Such a rear was
never heard cn this continent.
For a short time the rebel 3 replied wi:h
vigcr and effect, but their return shot3
grew less frequent and destructive, -while
curs grew more rapid and mere terrible.
The gunboats Lexington and Tyler, which
lay a short distance elf, kept raining shell
on the rebel hordes. This last e fort was
too much for the enemy, and ere dusk the
tiring had nearly ceased, when night
coming on. all the combatants res'.ed from
their awful work of blood and carnage.
Our men rested on their arms in the
position they had occupied a: the close
right, until the forces under Mnj. G-n.
V alSace come up and took position on the
right, and met Gen. Buciihj forces from
the cpp.osite side, and Savannah being
now convenient to the battle ground the
entire right cf Gen. Nelscn'o
V I T T T
1.3 c:r.rr.rg .i u.e centre, j :!,:: r. :.n
rreuin strrglh of h:s forces
frcm ti.3 right to the hit v.-ing.
Whib n:-eet'::rs T.-era in this slt ta-
Ittil je', G Wa!-.:;o's uivis-
Crute)';: Lnndir. 3, abent five
till ihs river. Critter, -br.'s
r ' .
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- ITatt 21a:
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V - - V - - J
were waiting -.,
those of Thomas,
Nelson's command had be
up Saturday night, but hud. not yet
participated. The forces atSivannah
were immediately ordered t-e hurrv
up, leaving transportation anil every
thing behind. The distance frctn Sa
vannah to Pittsburg is over ten miles,
and the reinforcements dh
until late in the evening
In the meantime; the Ie
raduallv forced l ick, sm
eerev c - er.cd
four steamers ami five barges hr t!
channel cut through the swamps from
Philips' Landing, abovh Island No, 10.
Tiiis extnordinary and herculean task
was assigned to Col. Bissell, with lis
ct e .
and has been '.'
essential to th ;
and the cipt-tr
Carta in V: h:v
:d. It was
:i te .;; a ,
Catt le at Titlbars Full r artier. !.irs Two
J):iy Hard Fishtiisg A. Johnston
Ki UrJ Jen. JJeaareard Wounded
Incidents of GiiUaiitry.
Ci-fal tarms, and ..oa of the citizens cf; . , . - ' , , ' ,
I trunks of the trees wern to be rUartd
cor towns own cn wLicn tnf-y 00 not . . ciantiCi a;? XXle as a
reside thi would all bo subject to the
steamboat was lo bo maae all f which
nccciiitated the liicst arduous labor and
PiTTsacRc, Va., via Ft. Henry,
April 9, 0:20, A. M.
One of the greatest and bloodiest bat
tles cf modern days has just closed, re
sulting in the complete rout of the ene
my, who attacked us at daylight on Sun
day. The battle lasted without intermis
sion during the entire day, and was again
rent wed on Monday and continued until
4 o'clock, P. M., when the enemy com
menced iheir retreat, and are still flying
towards Corinth, pursued by a large force
cf cur cavalry.
The slaughter 01? both sides is immense.
We have lost in killed, wounded and mis
sing from 18,000 to 20,000. That of the
enemy is estimated at from 35,000 to40,
C00. It is impossible in the present con
fused state of affairs to ascertain any
details; I therefore give ycu the best ac
count possible, from observation, having
passed through the" storm c! action during
the two days that, it raged.
The fight was brought on by a body of
COO of the Twenty-fifth Missouri Regi
ment, of Gen. Prentiss' division, attack
ing the advance guards of the rebels,
which were supposed to be the pickets of
the enemy in frcnt of our camp.
The rebel? immediately advanced on
Gen. Prentiss' division on the left wing
pouring volley after volley cf musketry,
and riddling our camps with grape, can
ister and shell.
Our forces soon formed in. line and re
turned their fire vigorously, and by the
tioi we vfri picpsj-.'eJ to receive them,
they had turned their heaviest fire 03 the
left and centre of Gen. Sherman's divi
sion, and drove our men back from their
camps, and bring up a f esh force, cpened
fire on our left wing under General Mc
The fire was returned with terrible
effYoi and. determined spirit, by both in
tauiry and artillery, along the whole hue,
lor a distance of over four miles. Gen.
Ilurlbut's division was thrown forwafd
to support the centre, when a desperate
conllict ensued. The rebels were driven
lack with terrible slaughter, but soon
rallied and drove our men back in turn.
From about nine o'clock.' the time jour
correspondent arrived on the field, until
night closed on the bloody scene,' there
was no determining the result of the
struggle. The rebe ls exhibited remark
ably good generalship, at times engaging
the left with apparently their wnole
strength, then they would suddenly open
a terrible and destructive fire on the right
or centre. . "
Even our heaviest and most destructive
fire on the enemy did not appear to dis
courage their solid columns. The fire of
Major Taylor's Chicago artillery raked
them down in scorces. but tne smoke
woidd no sooner be dispersed than the
breacbuwould again be filled. The moat
desperate firing took place late .in the
afternoon. " '' ' . .
The rebels knew if they did not suc
ceed in whipping us that their chances
for success would be extremely doubtful,
as a portion of Gen. Butdl's force had by
thi tune arrived "ii the oppoaite side of
the river, and the other portion was com
ing up the river from Savannah, They
became aware that we were being rein
forced, as they could see Gen. - Butirs
troop.i from the river l ank, a short dis
tance above us, on the left, to which point
they had forced our left wing back so as
occupy fully two-thirds of our camp and
were fighting their way forward wiin a
desperate degree of confidence in their
effort to drive us into the river, and at
the same time bravely engaged our right.
Up to this time re had received no rein
forcements.. Gen. Lew. "Wallace failing
to come to our support until the day was
over, having taken the wrong road from
Crump's Landing, and being without other
transports than those used for quarter
master and commissary stores, which were
too heavily laden to ferry any considera
ble number of Gen. Buell's forces across
the river, those that v ere here having
been sent lo bring the troops from Savan
nah; we were contending against fear
ful odds, our force not exceeding thirty
eight thousand, while that of the enemy
was upwards of .ixty thousand. Our con
dition al this moment was extremely crit
ical. Large numbers of our men were panic
struck; others, worn out by hard fight
ing, with the average per centage of
skulkers, had struggled towards the river,
and could not be rallied. Gen. Grant
and staff, who had been recklessly riding
along the lines during the day, amid the
the unceasing fctorm cf I ullets, grape
and ahell. ' uo-v rode from riizht to lett,
inciting the men to stand firui until cur
reinforcements could cross the rivtr. .
C I. W-Ls:er.. Chirf of Staff, i.nmedi
ately gt-t in o position the heaviest pieces
of artillery, pointing cn the enemy's
was ordered to form on the right tiA the l
forces under Gen. Crittenden were or
dered to his support early in the morning.
'-i .J i.AWW rjt.i.L
1 give v. ;iv
SECOND DAY'S BATTLE.
Gen. Bueli having arrived on the pre
vious evening, the ball was opened at day
light in the morning simultaneously, by
Gen. Nelsons, division on the left, and
Gen. Wallace's division on the t ight.
Gen. Nelson's force cpened a most
galling fire, and advanced rapidly as the
rebels fell back. The fire soon became
general along the whole line, and began
to tell with terrible effect upon the enemy.
- Generals McClernand, Sherman and
Hurlbut's men, though terribly jaded
from the previous day's fighting, still
maintained their honors won at Donelson,
but the resistance of the rebels at all
points was terrible, and worthy a better
rause. But thev were not enough for
our undaunted bravery, and the dreadful
destruction produced by our artillery,
which was sweeping them away file chaff
before the wind. But knowing that a
defeat would be a death blow to their
hopes, and that their all depended upon
this great struggle, their generals still
urged them on ia the face of destruction,
hoping by flanking us oa the right to turn
the tide cf battle. Their success was
again for a time cheering, as they began
to gain ground, on our appearing to have
been reinforced, but our left, under Gen.
Nelson, was driving them forward with
wonderful rapidity, and by 11 o'clock.
Gen. Buell's force had succeeded in flank
ing them, and capturing their hatteries
of ertilIery They however again rallied
on the left, an3 re-crossed to the right;
and forced themselves forward to another
desperate effort, but reinforcements from
Gen. Wood and Gen. Thomas were com
ing in, regiment after regiment, which
were sent to Gen. Buell, who had again
commenced to drive the enemy,
About 3. P. M., Gen. Grant rode to the
left, where the fresh regiments had been
ordered, and finding the rebels wavering,
sent a portion of his body guard to the
head of each cf five regiments, and then
,.- w,t . Irl t: If
uiucicu a viiutu 1 ...... t.v.u, im hi . 1 .
leading as he 'brandished his sword andj
waved them on to the crowning victory,
while cannon balls were falling like hsil
around him. The men followed with a
shout that sounded above the roar and
din of artillery and the rebels fled in dis
may from a destroying avalanche, and
never made another stand.
Gen. Buell follow ed the re treating reb
els, driving them in spb'nded style, and
by half past five o'clock, the whole rebel
army was in full retreat to Corinth with
our cavalry in hot pursuit, lut with what
success is not known, they not having re
turned up to this ho r.'
We have taken a large amount of their
artillery, also a number of prisoners. We
lost a "number of our forces, prisoners,
yesterday, among whom is Gen. Prentiss.
The number of our troops taken has not
been ascertained, but it is reported at
several hundred. Gen. Prentiss ia also
Arnonjr the killed on. the rebel side
was the General-in-Chief Albert Sidney
Johnsson, who was struck by a cannon
ballon Sunday. Of this there is no doubt
as the report is corroborated by several
rebel officers taken to-day. It is further
reported that Beauregard had his arm
shot off this afternoon. Generals Bragg,
Breckinridge and Jackson were com
manding portions of the rebel forces.
There has never been a parallel to the
gallantry and bearing of our officers,
from th Commanding General to the
lowest officer. Gen. Grant and staff were
in the field rding along the lines in the
thickest of the fire during the two days
of the battle, and all slept on the ground
Sunday night, .during a heavy rain. On
several occasions Gen. Grant got within
range of the enemy's guns, and was dis
covered and fired upon. Lieut. Col. Mc
pherson had his horse thot from under
him, when along side of. Gen. Grant.
Capt. Carson was between Gen. Grant
and your correspondent, when a cannon
ball took off his head and wounded ceveral
Gen. Sherman had two horses killed
under him, and Gen. McClernand shared
like danger, also Gen. Hurlbut, each of
whom received bullet holes throngh their
clothes. Gen. BueJl remained with his
troops during the entire day, and with
Gen. Crittenden and Gen. Nelson rode
continually along the lines encouraging
Our loss in officers is very heaey. It is
impossible at present to present their
Cairo, April 9.
Our loss in killed and wounded is
estimated from 8,000 to 10,000; the
enemy '8 about the same.
Rebel prisoners say Beauregard
made a speech upon entering the fight,
saying he would "water his hcr&a in the
Tennessee liiver or in Hell! the
fight before them was Hell unless suc
cessful." He is reported mortally rounded,
and Gen, A. S. Johnston killed.
Though our army was signally routed
and driven back on Sunday, the suc
cess of Monday was the greatest of
- Cairo, April 10.
The report that Bcaureaid had hU
arm shattered has teen confirmed.
before a- .:in!: and cross f re.
Gen. Sherman had four horses killed
under him, and a cannon ball through
Ills hat. Matter row began to look
gloomy enough. The enemy were
driving us before them atal! points.
The Seventieth and Seventy-seventh
Ohio had ibd in grcr.t confusion.
Soldiers were seen from the river com
ing back in great numbers, many in
their panic even plunging in so as to
reach the transports, and were kept
off only at the point of tne bayonet.
Three regiment ccuhl not be rallied.
When evening " arrived it was found
that we had been pushed back from
one to three miles; that upon the left
the rebels were crowding down toward
the river, that Wallace's division, which
had been relied upon to reinforce the
right, had got off tac road and taken
a circuit of fifteen miles. At six
o'clock, however, the gunboat3 came
to our assistance, and contributed very
materially towards changing the for
the right, and Polk the left,' of the
rebel advance. Their charges were
five or six regiments deep.
General Smith was unable to com
mand his division in the battle, and is
now reported elangerously ill with
typhoid fever. .
On Monday Gen. Lew. Wallace did
good work with his division on the
right of our lines.
Latest News and Further Particulars.
The-entire.. particulars of the en
gagement, so far as learded,are brief-
ly these :
On Saturday the whole forces at
Pittsburg, Savannah and Crump's
Xanding were 75,000, including sick,
about 50,000 being fit for service.
The ball opened Sunday norning
before daylight by an attack upon
Prentiss's division which was near the
center, and thrown out aboutfive miles
from the river. The command .of
Prentiss, instead of falling back and
contracting their lines, attempted to
hold their ground against an opposing
force of 60,000. Of course the result
was extremely disastrous. Prentiss
and two or three regiments were cap
tured. Towards noon there was a lull
in the attack which was generally sup
posed to presage a retreat. General
Grant, lioweve, thought the indica
tion." were ominous, and prepared to
receive a fresli attack.
Accordingly it was not long before
the enemy renewed the attack upon
tunes of the engagement. At six
o'clock the Tyler, under the able com
mand of Cay tain Gwynn, took position
about the middle of the river opposite
the groagc, and commenced throwing
eight inch shell, and shrapnell from
the hoitzer, and continued at irregular
intervals, averaging five minutes, until
dark, and from nine until one, at in
tervals of ten minutes, when the Lex
ington relieved her, shelling the ene
my at intervals of fifteen minutes,
until morning. A Their position could
only be determined bv the discharge
of musketry upon our left flank; but
as their troops were massed here in
great numbers, the execution was ef
fective. Before the struggle of Monday Gen.
Grant determined to assume the offen
sive, and commenced the attack with
the assistance of 30,000 fresh troops.
(Buell arrived at 12 o'clock Sunday,
but his forces could not be gotten up.)
The struggle was obstinate and des
perate, the rebels only yiehlingground
inch by inch, and not fairly retreating
till about o o'clock in the afternoon.
The battle of Monday, aa far as
appears, was maintained on either side
by simple hard fighting, without feint
or maneuvre. As I have before men
tioned, the most obstinate single en
counter took place between Gen. NeN
son's brigade on the extreme left and
the enemy's battery. The retreat of
the rebels was made in good order,
without a continued pursuit from our
forces. The whole history of the en
gagement, however, p'ainly shows that
the enemy had determinsd to ma-ke a
Waterloo of it the terrible dash of
Sunday nearly annihilating U3 the
desperate character of the final strug
gle Monday indicate it.
To-day a rebel ofHcer,'with a flag of
truce, came in with a dispatch from
Beauregard, saying that "in conse
quence of our reinforcements, he had
keemed it best to retire to Corinth,
and desired to bring in h'u dead."
(This is authentic.) This paper was
issued by Beauregard instead of John
ston, which could hardly have been
done had the latter been living. The
roads are in an awful condition, which
will retard the forward movement for a
.: ! i
If you would have your ca'tle come out
well ir the spring, see that they are well
housed in the winter.
p. f . ' :.
to draw the fire fr
t eric s of the en cm
of batteries were discovered an or near
each point, where troops could land,
and there was jv continuous fire of
heavy guns all day.
The Carondelet attacked one batte
ry on her way up the river, and Lewis
II Marshall, aid to General Pope,
accompanied by pome soldiers of the
Twenty's eventh Illinois, landed, spiked
the guns, broke the carriages and
threw the rebels' ammunitions into the
river. All returned to New Madrid
in safety, delighted with their excur
This morning the gunboats Caron
dele1", and Pittsburg proceeded by or
der to the point selected by General
Pope for his forces to bind, and in twn
hours three batteries were silenced
and the guns spiked.
At 11 o'clock, the First Division of
four regimenr.3 infantry and one bat
tery artillery, commanded by Gen.
Paine, crossed the river, followed by
Gen. Stanley's division, then General
Hamilton's and the cavalry division
under General Granger. The whole
operation of crossing ths river in the
face of the enemy, was a magnificent
spectacle, and reflects great credit upon
Gen. Pope, whose energy and skill
have been severely taxed, but he has
triumphed. Within the next forty
eight hours, the f ite of Island Number
Ten will be finally settled, and another
bright. rnge added to our history.
Cairo, April 9."
The steamer Brown, which left here
last night at 9 P. M., brings the latest
intelligence from Island No. 10. Six
hundred and forty prisoners, seventy-
cannon, a warehouse full of commis
sary stores, camp equipage, and five
steamboats were taken at the Island
Five steamboats are scuttled and sunk.
The floatin g battery was subtnt rged as
much as possible, and set afloat, ihe
Terry and Trio tried to stop it at New
Madrid, but could not. It wasmtde
fast when it reached Riddle's Point,
on Monday niht.
At 9 P. ii. the steamer Be Soto went
up to the fleet with rebel officers and
surrenderee the Island. They trid to
spike some of the cannon, bat having
nothing but nails could not successful
ly accomplish ir.
Gn. Pope's infantry is in the rear,
amfabout 4,000 prisoners have been
The evacuation begin after the
gunboats passed down. The Island is
now occupied by our infantry.
Two gunboats and several trans
ports are lying alongside.
The effect of our bombshells is re
ported tremendous; some made holes
in the ground, which, when measured,
proved to be sixteen feet deep. The
rebels had cellars .and holes in the
ground to take refuge in whenever we
lv U.rm-?,ves lL.it I wi i rtll t,.e ,,'4
ever orf-r't in ihi r.irfcet.
A 1 Uav aU )i:a iLa
iMbs siren. I will eeai-BM
IIIBSD, P2LT3 d ix:
in osh cr store pf. Ea'ff.rrnt to cat:
DEV3 EltlCIC STORE,
for my motto Flail fca Qiick SiUt enJSx
W. 1 v
April 17, 1S32.
NOTICE TO Piir-IMIITun.
To Jccih riearir. i!!;a--a A. C.rnV'
Jo'intn. E.'ijiT eir.ivc. J.nnn W. D-t.q-,
MfArnv. Alfred Orrru-n. (Jemvu W. Sn c
Smith, John Ki-tjw nJ- Mdljon B.rk.
herebv n-itit'il t-i arve.sr ; thu J.-ir.l c
LVownriile, N. T., within t r:j .ij fr,n
of thif noiir-, to in .' 1 Jit-'criH' pr'x.f j h
tyr.ur S're-Knip' i r-. reiinj. ie .-i.-c.-orfiii i
-trner'on frm th ('.--; !i'i.,io-or of tie 1
LaalUI7.ua at V.-hinr
April t. . .
THE DAY SCHOOL Bill
Scorbutic disease, lire the p.ireut stock from which
arUc a lar c proportion of the latal nrilailie. that af
flict mankind ,Thpy are as it ere a j-pecies if potato
rot in the Unman constitution, which UQdermiue rwl
Corrupt ail ibe urce tf it vitality n4 Iraaten t
decay. They are the fenn from which prpg. Con
sumption, Rheanm.itim. neart ti-eaf-e. Liver Cotn
pUints, and Erupti7e Disest-es which will he recog
nlze"! a among those oit fatal and )e true! ire to the
race of mew. So dreailiul are iu Cuneriuence to hu
man life, that U U hardly potMble to.er ejittaleite
importance of an actual, reliable renifdy, i hat can
ewerp out this Scrolulouo contamination. We kniw
then we aba 1 1 proclaim welcome new to our realerof
ne from nch a quarter a will leave little doubt lit
efficacy :tid till more welcvnie. when we tell tbem
that it really doe accomplish iho end desired. We
ATER'J SARSArABii.iA, audit U certainly won by the
attention of ilv..e who are adictel with Scroua ot
fccruf ni.!i c jnipUiuti. Remitter, A'banj. N. 1.
Mote os. Such is the course pursued fcy Curti
valuable medicine. They cever cease doins? jcool b't
press forward relieving the sirk and crippled from pate
and disease. The wonoerrul cures that are performed
by Curtis' Syrup cf Saafras are really marvelous.
Coughs, colds, hoarseness, measles, even Consumption
begins to tremble when it come in contact with it,.-nd
soon the dettfciy gra-p H loosceed. CnrtW aiameluke
Liniment is familiar to every family in the Courtry for
the many beneats they have received from iu uc. It
is well for every family to le provided they cannot tell
what hour they may req-iire its ue. Toe:-e medicines
stand high, and are used by many resectable by nc'.an
of cxteuaive practice. See advertisement in aciil.c
STAR CRACKER MANUFACTORY,
ST. JOSEPH, MO.
Invito? the attention f Merchants, Grocer. IIo
tel Keejrs. U. nth men, ani Traveler to lit iliatt,
to his extensive
Da is prepare! to fciEijb.
SODA. BOSTON. BUTTER.
SUGAHD AND PIC NIC CRACKERS
AND PILOT BREAD,
At Wholes!. or Total!, anl at rri fs as lor as ean
bo had ao wl.er . UEliY M DIV1IT.
April 17, laCJ nli-Sni
THE DAT SCHOOL tT.Ll A Xrw Sir?-;
for Vj Seam;!.-, caU'od taa Da I-cucou Si si',
rt-ady. It c.nta:iF toiit Zu .rt cti. iif -.-,
In, liou.-i'is. Ca.vt. i, Caeis, 'ia j-, 0 i t, , ,
r-e. mttf -r tf.ee written expresy f. t:;J
brsidii-i ?3 p i-r-M I il c KlitiKf im! uan t.(
meut are o ea-y n l prcjrre-sive this ora.cr; .
er wil I fl;id tiie:ii-e vf s ent.rei y si&e-f-ii m
me even y-.nn.ir ch I'-irt. t.i m,v nriectiT i-.A
cally. Li ie :hc i ii ne -i and w.-rl eniti-ircs tJ,-i
ety if lively, attractive, an; sum u v.t
it ii tncit t!at n ir- ni.te its )i (vjwimkj
i utii-.i-ii-j!" i i i ii w ue in KH'i.r.
ia one ot ifo mst Ije.iitS-svnm be.iuty ia;,:
hapyiiKss jif! ;i::, an. I or ier p'i iej r;tr
scnoul Ufa. In ni?!ici:y .'.f i: Kie'iiems. an
and adaptation of mi.-iC ant i.l exoei.'Oiic rri
i.f Us -iiis. ' ii:i! e;c:ie-t. a:il aJjp'.W it
by niuoh t eici a I c -cipe-itors. I: w-dM'--.
be the besi book ever issued fur S?si;:i! sfi. i-rt-
I and FuliUc b-.h-Oiis A tew rmnpie vufi J
meuts, tunes an-.l mnz are gien in a ti-cst
and (let ona. 1; i-i c.'nipiie-1 by Uorj-.e VTi-r
of babath School Bti's " 1 ud J wilS U"
the eiii.rnions f 653 CCO copie. rr o-v--
coveiiJcta , $'.5 per tund.-e't; i,t.1 Jj
j,er h -in I . et i c.o U b!Liii 1, e:n'i mj-I i tiuce.u
per huii'l.-eil C5 c tiei i u.-iimip ! a: :ie cut 1
price. H ailed ire at the retail vk9.
.Mi) i'm;is ot- Tint: f RE.
The Pay Sciiooi. Eell. Tie tur.i
JliCU fS n:a be e--i.7 In r-l .f-i.ijrrm. r.r
o! the sv-.i i.- tiueXv'p'-iii;.i2ie r 1 wed a.!i?i i
ch 1 r-xuu It is ttia chei.il an I i'j
c nipe:id of f-clioi-l inusic juliihnS . a
Uat scnoor. Bell T Vi Uea.m-.'.j
U U IU uUi O'Li ll -11 ch--ilS.
We h ive a g t-at ti'tmbr of cool -t.z fc-.t- r
the public b'lt m ny ot ihen l. X mj-icii
ra y ia.-e, jil are re.tl'y ieiii .r.i izihj ia h ' -eucr
nt u itu ruti-ical ti ut ,t i 3 y.,unj. A.'
ciiowie"ael ex.eiieu-e w.i.itf.l to w.ir-U .f
are ihe q-iiiua. ihi iui to bit iu:tit r.b -
e-i care ia h prr p ira 1 i ui a -U-oi cj v
b ik keeui-. it combine the.; tnr (jultLii
var.t School Jjurnal. . 1
f b is ued t ' roltACR WVTJ
Ku 431 Bi-jaay SeUt
TiJL-iiAui nr nttiiiiiui j
ow retilj, a rrew a-i fnperi r r.iVfti '
Ani-.I;verv, l'a'ri')tic. and "Ci. n f ra U fl '
iid fit, liut-ts, iuartet-t. at-d ci-ira-fS. M-t i -I,
etty l ha.- lu-en wrui-.-n rxrif.'
thi w..rk. t crr-sp-wi.b l be time, i
be S'n. oy tb ra:!ii3i, iri i-riir toaank-i'1
interest iu bvUati of tL ' '(a:iaijanJs' ab"'
in hi i)r..videt.teT bits ra.t ujwiLitrea -uloth
and eduo ite.
CONTENT, IT ' FaRT. f
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Tircuk th Cuiu-. or h t iu m in 4 "1,J"
"Kn iuiit ia Man-hinjj tm. i.r. Iii. ry ll.!V
O.i ! Help 1L0 -O. ia rah-. lids".- -OH Jaha 1'
"i;"' ".s'ii f iU-j Cun'riUi.J';" "tl
iVid 1 1 , r - VAt U on th S-rjif ib C
oanj.,; -Wbertj L:!ert la;;- v sn 'r
When Slavery ihtn'il ! Kreedt so;"
fre ra n " .l'i,n ickfii ' r WLitticf "?!'' ,
Sun of Freei. , li. , ' '
l r; -o fa'j i Cw-iit sink's. 5 cen:sxr & " j
ptr ICJ ; I o -lit. . j
431 lUvad-y,N: I
sAiiisvrii school ci:!.ia
75.CC0 Copies Sold tha Ttt'-,
. Mentis ct its Pcticstca i
It is its en ira New VVrV. f n arly 2'J1' r-"
Many tf the Tuae a'ii Uj-uis at-ri r 1
jTLvs'y for tliii vi!u:;;j "1 1 w'.U J.-OI Sww
hh its prcilt-x-u.-y.ir. ( B.- I 1. I - a LicJi "
the ftirtn-ius qam .rol' 5T3.Ci t i
tut-trippiig'i-y .V.-.y ' hvl ii-wk f
fUrd :i tbis CoUUtry. Al), b , Tolumr' ,
iiioi.e t ace.ini::-.tf9 c'.i..!f ai-bin; tc'
lortn. Trices of L.-li X . 2, pir f
$12 per 100. llt.un.l.rj cent.. Hiftrj0"- 1
UjuhiJ i-m'btifdiet gilr.:;;) c?nt. 51- fr ' , ,
I. p tp"T i-overs. 12 fcenv, pvr H'). Ctt ;.
eent.i, SlS pr. 10:). Clo'h bound eah-.s f-".
ten:.-, S-'U per ltM. -UvWs So.' I anJ 2 i
puttier Ictiuti'a -i5r LiwdreU 2j wf;!
liidird at th lu ir,e. JJloih f i
?,t, 50centa, j4d pir lUJ. pti - i
tne reiau prue.
the ijoraci: w ati::w pi
And Alcv-irdre 0--Vn.aini T. GILES"'7 ;
etlelrateij JC din F.auos, are the &Ai' ""
fur parlors an l ehnrehtra m.win ue.' A .
mi'n: cn U icn a', tie rew wn T" ' ,
iJUO.VD'.VAV. bctfffu";rao. aad lie y
whi.h wi!lbji..U at e.xtreuiiv l..w jri- e
and Mi.-IikI'.-' n .' fr..ia mir.tlry m lier. nt- p .
bin-!. Second hAii 1 I'tanoj and Me!- ji
hiirgnins; pr.ccs ff m 525 lo 5 10'. ii
Music-Ii.H.kJ,andir'kin.l tf .Mum.; 'T;
at wir prices. A iaiwst in attesdjees t
mttiic. ' I
4PIMOX3 07 TH.?S3.
"The nriets Waters l'i.in.n ire kn r
the very b3t. Yn ara enb!i-l to P' " .
ui-urumentj w.i.i iue ctrw i -
p-rsonal knowied.'-of Ihir ei!!;tit tou . ;3
rab!equi!ity.,,-.Vi Yrh Emt iyl"-
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riuetanl CL. tu. by Ker. .ww r-' k l"
'Sitl-bath Lt!ls Gaitn on. m ru. iatst
rrico cent, rcsti.tu tree. j
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