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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1862, New York, New York VOL 3388 FROM THE JAMES RIVER Highly Important and Ex- citing Fire Opened from Rebel Batteries on Our menu and of Oar Men Killed and Five or Six Wounded Babel Batteries Silenced by Our Appearance of Two Rebel in James River Preparations for a Great Naval Battle Fleet at Fortress Monroe OP THB OP TUB POTOMAC Friday Aug 1 J About 12 o'clock last night the rebels opened from the opposite aide of the river with two of light artillery Their fire was principally Directed to the landing at the headquarters CoL and the shipping and of The rebel pieces were handled well and fired with great rapidity Four men were killed and some or six wounded Several horses also were killed The rebels had it all their own way for some time as troops did not anticipate an attack but the stationed at Col headquarters their guns after they opened A few of our vessels were but no serious damage was sustained by any at them With this exception nothing has occurred worth ARRIVAL OP PORTER'S MORTAR FLEET Friday Aug 1 A letter from Fortress Monroe dated July 30 to the Commodore in part consisting of the vessels arrived and came to anchor In the early this George T A Ward Adolph Smith tTm Bacon Racer the fleet hi all left the Southwest Pass Ike 17th of July Of these seven have reached Monroe and the five others are hourly ex- Tbe officers and crews of all the vessels think they are to reduce Fort Darling and intimate a perfect to undertake the job Fiery times may be looked for In that direction shortly HIGHLY IMPORTANT NEWS Appearance of the Mo 2 ami the Trans Kcbol of Monitor nnd the Galena on Great Naval Battle Expected From Our Own OP THB Thursday July 31 At about noon yesterday a signal officer cried two suspicious looking craft moving down the River toward Turkey Bend When off that point the craft stopped and cast anchor it Is under- atood and generally believed that one of the vessels Is the new called tho Richmond The name of the other Is thought to be the Youne America Intelligence of their appearance was Immediately communicated to who promptly issued orders for a number of first-class gunboats to run up the stream as far as Point which ia just below City Point The Monitor and Galena wera already In that part of the river The was next ordered to proceed slowly up the river and tne bunks on each side and approach to within a certain distance tho rebel vessels Upon Uie course up the threw or fifteen shell Into the woods on the touth side for the purpose of discovering batteries but failed to elicit any response from the enemy She went almost within range 0 the Richmond but no firing took place between her and the rebel vessels In about an hour the Monitor withdrew to Lighthouse Point where In connection with tne and the other gunboats a line of battle was formed For the remainder of the after- noon and the oar own and the rebel vessels occupied the same relative positions Yesterday a combined naval and balloon under the supervision of Capt ot the steam sloop was made down tne James liver The balloon was in charge of ALUM and grama and at 4 A M having been a previously used for it transportation was by the gunboat and moved down the river to a oft hatan An ascension was then made but not a rebel was discovered anywhere in inc ty of the fort The barge tue gunboats Port Royal and Delaware br another gunboat then proceeded ten miles fort Two ascensions were made here but no rebels or recently constructed earthworks were I Numerous wera noticed all along the bank who exhibited at seeing teon In that quarter Preparations were making for Hie fourth ascension hen the proceedings n ere ly terminated by an order from Commodore for tne gunboats to proceed with all to house Point The result of the was liBTmuch as the reports to the that the rebels were In force In the vicinity NEW-YORK SATURDAY AUGUST 2 PRICE TWO CENTS are proved to be unfounded Yesterday was the fin t time a balloon has been made from i vessel In this army The proceeded to Fortress Monroe yes under convoy of two gunboats No doubts that the main force of the rebels is along the line of the and City Railroad A branch railroad has been discovered leading from the main railroad to the bank of James River opposite Landing This branch road was formerly used for conveying wood for trans on the river Not a few entertain an Ion that we snail wake up some morning and dis- cover the woods directly opposite Berkeley's cut down and a formidable earthwork exposed to view 9 A M The position of the fleet remains unchanged rebel are tMl off Turkey Send How near too naval battle each one can judge fit himself WHIT THE NEW REBEL MERRIMAC Mr an employe in the Charleston Courier office has managed to escape from the South by virtue of his being a British The Philadelphia tells his story and we make the following extracts Sunday three weeks I was on board the being anxious to get a look at her before I came away She is a very formidable vessel constructed with much skill tier woodwork was then finished On the following day she was taken the river to the Tr edgar Works to have her plating put on The plates are about ten feet long and leu They are punched entirely through With holes for the Insertion of Hie bolts aud will overlap one another when In position Like No 1 she Is a formidable ram but is some what smaller than the great original which In every other she greatly resembles Her roof runs up to a peak of such u height that the sides rise at a sharp angle Wnen ironed and her chinery put in her will probably not be over one foot above the walur Ueing much smaller she will be more manageable than the first Her guards about six feet above the edge The nun was well beaked reaching about four feet above the deck and extending out six or eight feet Although her armament was of coarse not yet on board lie character wad no secret The entire public having access to the u was easy Jo be seen what number of guns she was to carry as well as their approximate character From other tion butt ever I can state that she will carry one bow one stern and three side guns They are to be of the same description as those which are mounted at Fort Darling their ability to pierce our mored vessels having in tne attack upon that fortress been at least to the satisfaction of Tne balls to be used are steel-pointed and Merc being the day of our departure as well as previously She doubt completed by this time and ready for offensive operations as a very large gang of men ui c upon her she is tho of the wno rely upon her for the defence of the us much as upon their armies It Is ingly declared and universally believed by them that sweep the While this U undoubtedly bombast It is she has one feature of not possessed ny No her extends the Singularly enough her crew is to consist only of the crow of the first The men were tered on few doors from the ammer office in a building styled The Bailors Home T THE REBELS AT GLOUCESTER POINT A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes from under date of July 29 During last week Gen VIN ALEK In command at this POM received Information from and deserter that ehe rebels under Col HATES were advancing on Gloucester Point with a force of two thousand artillery and cavalry and that they bad made Gloucester a regular military station as well as provision This Information at discredited but continued to come In terribly alarmed telling stories which forced ust them We means to obtain the requisite knowledge The information by out own resources only con- firmed the statements of the others in every the numbers which dwindled down to six dred cavalry and two pieces of artillery we for the crisis Capt whose Chocitra always ready anU on the watch lay In the river between this and Gloucester Point look up a position to is to rake the to the fort prepared he waited for their advent About dark a lawl whom PATTERSON had employed to wutch ho of the came down to the Into his oat ana to the side of and reported the rebels within range of her guns The Chocura lay quiet until the niet mation of preface was discovered by the out from the quarter deck Very an old Ing was fired the rebels which was no sooner dis- covered u J was opened upon thoin They paid very little attention to the simt and continued lire the old which built and i fit at during the 01 the place Krow the ut YorKtown we could see movements oi the rebels by thu Illumination of the i B unii alto the of the boat at thought the efforts of the would he unavailing but when she brought to bear her upon them it produced a very At the explosion of the first monster shell the rebels deserted tne buildings anu sought refuge in quarters and uelt might for the very Urst from the d through a house which the rebels were and it he who bore the torch hud torn off by the shall It WHS a magnificent shot After this the rebels were seen running into the fort Tin brought to bear upon it and a inll ig up for jom hours at short inter- ns during which tune many excellent shots were u i etc The rebels concluding they hail caught a left returning the salutation The next the Captain of an aid to ALEN several others the 01 action The of the the for her We could not any of this shots proved futal to the rebels The object of this rebel raid pick up and They have to ratch together with quite a ber of whom have wilt to have taken two or three citizens to take the money The crime is considered e have received Information that the rebels tend if possible to di aw our from and then advance bv and ana Yorktown They certainly something on this side for and deserters all give the same Information Gen VAN A LIN ia prepared for them He has the force on the inland and has his puns upon the road upon Gloucester Point and in fact enfilading the whole country around Yorktown REPORTS OF REFUGEES vf the Philadelphia Monday July gentleman and his wife left mond on Wednesday but whose names I am re- q lie sled not io publish I learn that tho James is not entirely obstructed ftom Richmond to Fort ling There Is a passage through which the rebel recently and through which the iron recently finished will come down if required This passage can at any time be obstructed at short notice The rations at Fort Darling ure complete The whole work 1 1 to be thoroughly mined and the force it large No uncertainty is expressed at as to holding the plane retreat ot Bold was worth W money tp Uie dollar Now 50 rnn be obtained Thr re have long been of the bonth and especially In la troops are now iK lino The effective force there it ipmt it men That of the whole M at various Mv in- ir no complaint of scarce crops beyond Hour is at a barrel Confederate j l at no failure ol tho crop IS wheat Is now for coffee arc tolerably plentiful except tea and Jl l arc high and many suspected i to leport the i rather than thu tio should lm nil I IP ncp of keeping them In prison a j for per pound a 35 cunts a box at thu Iron Works The on last unv in in Alabama JOE with his i- tu to im unknown command n accused of Mi Ci on the retrofit and boa I -i i iim city The Confederate loss In killed and wounded during the late retreat of la ledged to be More troops to the additional amount of were preparing to join in the Shenandoah Valley In his attack upon POPE Jonn M editor of the Richmond Stammer camo boasting into the city after the recent that he bad been in a charge and This wound was In the wrist and was from a straggling private whom he endeavored to force to the while a long distance from the scene of action AFFAIRS AT FORTRESS MONROE State Of at Mode Gen M GOT Ru mared Threat Appearance or Mo a From Our Own Correspondent OLD Thursday July By the shifting chances of thia war Old Point has become so central and Important a position ji now that Information of primary Importance reaches us from every quarter almost as soon aa It don Washington It thus happens that although my letter Us dated irom Fortress Monroe It should rather be N C as I have more to say of the latter than of the former place I have accidentally come in contact here with tlemen well acquainted with Newborn and in whom I am bound to put Implicit faith who give me an count by satisfactory of the of things hi that locality So long as Gen is there matters appear to go smoothly but as soon aa his back is turned secession becomes rampant and from all accounts does not receive from the Military ernor that discountenance which the country has a right to expect GOT may not so intend it but the palpable of his administration IP to discourage Unionists and to encourage the disloyal Among he serious charges brought against bim is that of manifest favoritism toward men whose ante- aa well as their present line of conduct are such aa to inspire doubt of their friendliness to the Union and he is accused of doing this to the open of those who are well known and proved loyalists by tbe whole tenor of their lives A rable instance of this was to be found in his stubborn rejection of a well-known and Union zen of Newborn for tbe office of Postmaster in favor of a man of very doubtful to although the former had been approved by Gen and filled tbe position quite satisfactorily The party in question was teady all the security that was required by law and nothing stood In his way but Gov predisposition elsewhere The Governor Is further accused of not the requisite care in allowing passes A general puns was a short time since given to a pretended Union man who being suspected as a rebel by one officers was followed up and when six or seven miles out of our lines was discovered throwing signal lights in the night Gen FOBTEB at once sent In pursuit of the vagabond but up to latest accounts ho had not been caught In proof of the great laxity shown with respect to it Is asserted beyond contradiction that there are men now in Washington N C with passes from Gov who are ing themselves shooting down our sentinels there As might naturally be expected this conciliatory course of policy which many dull people arc to distinguish from treachery Is rapidly producing its fruit only Is rebellion more rampant to such an extent as to ger the lives of Union men there who venture out at night but It has even proceeded to open tion One W P Jr a well-known rebel Lieutenant who was made prisoner at the batlle of Newbern and afterwards took the oath of allegiance lias recently been put under arrest for being ed in the shooting of one of our sentinels at bis post Gen unwilling to have his men murdered by traitors in cold blood at once ordered thiee houses o be to to the ground where the rence took place together with the high corn and fences by which they were surrounded As this tent traitor has received many favors from Gov STANLY including the full possession of Improperly It is doubtful what be him Hud a Unionist performed a similar In the realms of Mr DAVIS we know the speedy fate that would await him but If this anything beyond permission to at will through the at and drink lla ad libitum we shall only be affording the London mci another opportunity of proving luat this war is fast brutalizing one section of the country Whatever Governor STANLY may think of ter Hen FOSTER seems at least to comprehend his duty and the will of the people whose cause he is defending He has given the to understand they attempt again playing at murdering his sentries he te for the vengeance of his soldiers Rumor says that a flag ot truce was sent Into hern on Saturday last with the insolent message to Gen that tne rebels would o him one week to evacuate It would be impossible to this if there were any bounds to rebel dence But be tne rumor true or false let them try it My informant assures me that our forces there are ready for whatever the rebels can bring against j The has arrived here from Philadelphia with an assorted cargo of stores and medicines for the Army oil the Potomac The Warner Is also in from the James River It is stated that the No 2 came out yesterday All the gunboats arc ordered up to meet her and all civilians c 1 to keep In the rear in cose of an attack Nothing lurcher hct heard The Georgia came in this morning from prisoners many ol whom it is believed would be glad to stay among us if flared some of them having gone enough to so NEMO FROM ANOTHER Thursday July 31 The steamer Georgia arrived at Fortress Monroe at 7 o'clock tnis morning She Is from Washington D C and has on board over 200 rebel prisoners of the Eighty-sixth New-York Regiment is in charge of them They are now at anchor just above the fort having received orders to remain hero till to-morrow The mall steamers between lifts place and son's Landing go up the river every trip loaded with soldiers from different regiments returning to duly Some of them have been awny sick others ate naw recruits The Health Officers have made a thorough tion to-day of all dwellings stores and places of ness at Old Point Comfort giving the proprietors and notice that they must be in readiness morrow for another will justify the of- in making a thorough report for neatness and cleanliness This Is a good movement and one we are rejoiced to see Tue health of the place demands that it be thoroughly carried out there being a large number of Inhabitants for so small a compass Capt mortar fleet arrived here last evening The rebels last evening attempted to capture a schooner which was lying at anchor above Landing but were foiled in the attempt They came over In two boats Irom the opposite shore and were discovered and fired into when they beat a hasty re- treat after firing some half a dozen Some twelve to shots were fired at them with what effect ia not known The new is dully expected down the river The Exchange of Prisoners Friday A u ft I The steamers Atlantic and passed the this with THE ARMY OF VIRGINIA Advance of Gen Pope Toward POSITION OF THE ENEMY'S FORCES The Spies and Guerrillas Being Taken Care of Special Enlistments foi Gen Sigel'stforpa Thursday Aug I A special dispatch from Washington says that the correspondent of the Inquirer reached here night from bringing the intelligence that Port's army had advanced beyond The men were in the best of spirits and an feeling prevailed at the prospect of future business Friday Aug 1 A letter from Virginia says that Gen Cavalry Brigade belonging to command Is actively scouting the whole country from the enemy's lines to Little Washington but Is not meeting with any large forces He however is making it too hot for spies and guerrillas many of whom are frequently captured and consigned to the charge of the t OUR CORRESPONDENCE Feeling for the In Force Near tho Ad- vance Pope dec OP TUB 01 TDB or GKN CRAWFORD'S Monday July The past three days spent in feeling for the enemy and we have found them In small quantities at several points and have received ances from tne only friends of our cause n this tion of Virginia that they arc in force awaiting our approach but a short distance beyond the military line of Gordonsville But to write consecutively I should commence at the point at which my last letter left the army of ginia -On Friday that portion of Gen BARKS army corps then encamped a short distance beyond Little Washington received orders to strike tents tnd move a few miles nearer here and the movement was made As soon as the order had bera issued and preparations were in progress rode on to Little Washington with a few attendants arriving there just as the news of the killing of one cavalry man tho wounding of t wo others and the killing ot one horse by the guerrillas about two miles from the town had become generally known tb the soldiers there The excitement was very great and there were many and very urgent demands for the execution of the recent order of Gen applicable to such cases namely to burn and otherwise destroy the property within a circuit of five miles unless the person or persons firing upon our men arc delivered up authorities by the citizens Had not Gen been present I have very little doubt that the order would have been executed to the letter by our nant soldiers and Little Washington been burned to ashes As it was a of cavalry was sent out Immediately to scour the country in the direction the killing and wounding and In a short time nine prisoners were brought In Three of the prisoners were men between 50 and 60 of age four were between 35 and 40 and the three from W to 22 all even the oldest were hale and hearty On two of the youngest they a pair of COLT'S re- Every man of course declared entire Innocence of the crime and utter ignorance of the who had committed it were detained for examination and as I felt it to reach that not await the result I huve since that with the exception of the tno apon whom the revolvers were found woo were imprisoned they were discharged for want of proof Passing oh to at which place I arrived at 8 P M I found mailers very asther on a former visit available floor In the village occupied by officers and men and a horse almost impossible to procure 1 finally found a shed unoccupied except by wagons where I tied my horse spread my blankets and proceeded on a foraging expedition Returning I fell asleep to the music of the horde's teeth and awoke to tho discovery that while I slept a thief had come in the night cut Mm loose and driven him away And let me say H in relation to the state of morality in our army 1 can speak at least feelingly on the subject for I have had fine headstalls and hall ere taken away and my horse has heen stolen five times during the brief period I have had him 1 don't think there are many or among the infantry or artillery The thieves In the horbe and halter line ure reputed to be in the ry They are in the best notation to conceal horses Their of operating from the theft to the sale of the horse is ally as If the horse or halter to be stolen be in camp they creep out In watch movements ot the sentries and when an opportunity occurs slip the halter from the and take Uie horse If Uie horse happen to belong to a citizen and Is at any considerable distance from the CHmp ho may be taken In the daytime The bunglers in either cue take the horces to the field in which the regimental horses are put to graze trusting that among hundred or a thousand others the stolen animal may not be discovered by tho owner The experienced take another course after the horse has been taken The mane and tall are sometimes cut and the horse Is driven Into a wood generally some miles distant where he Is tied to a tree until the weary and angry owner given up finding him and goes away The animal in then brought out and sold at a merely nominal price to any person who chooses to take the responsibility of purchasing a stolen horse The number of still stolen and sold In the way 1 have described is astonishing though I am informed It Is trifling ns compared with what It was some months ago The chief cause of the decline lies In the fact that Virginia has been pretty thoroughly drained of horses considered worth stealing by bath armies At us before said everything remained very much as it was at the time of a former visit Tho several brigades of Gen army occupied the same and but few changes of out- guards had bern made As Gen BANKS hud very kindly warned me proceeding to unaccompanied by some military force I made Inquiry at concerning the time any force would probably start thitherward and not re- any definite information 1 started on In the hope of overtaking ut least U guard but there was none upon the road When I Virginia right of the pike as an guard The ment Is a strong one and so I am Informed very In regimental drill From that point until reaching 1 saw no soldiers under arms The fear of danger upon I think un- least from tbe people living along the line Their desire seams to be to be let alone by both parties and they to take part with neither force Nearly all their hay been already taken from them by irmy and Utterly by ours I stopped at tbe house of an apparently well-to-do about eleven miles from this place and asked for a feed for my horse He showed me what ha declared was all that had been left to him It was barrel of corn on the ear From that 1 received enough for a feed at a moderate price Tbe old gentleman said he was ing to do what he could without having anything taken from him by force recognised the taking giato and hay by tbe army as an absolute necessity In of war Both armies bad taken from him and did not complain although had strenuously opposed the secession of Virginia from as he now that It could only result In utter ruin of the State When he voUd for delegates to the Convention It was with express understanding that they should vote against cession of State That toe he said was the un- of a majority of those who voted for egates and 1 have been told the same story by more than a hundred others But as soon as they had voted their to control results was gone Be- fore another opportunity to speak through the ballot was afforded the Stale overrun by troops from States further South and a vast number of those who otherwise would have voted against secession were so far Intimidated as to keep them from the polls They deny emphatically that Virginia has erer been out of the Union but still as they are in the State and all their property Is here they do not dare even if inclined and I don't think lake a position In opposition to an authority which they readily acknowledge hss been thrust upon them against their wills It may be added in this connection that notwithstanding all their friendly talks and acts we have not yej succeeded In obtaining a particle of in- formation from them In relation movements of tbe Confederate troops while the Confederate Gen we know are Informed daily of Uie strength of our and the position of our lines We have made several in able force of late results You must not the of dashing fights you may see In print even when given on apparently high authority for they are not true or rather have not been to tills time With some one case about half a company of have the enemy has pretty strong pickets near occupied by a portion of Gen command at Liberty Mills near oon Ford on the Rapid Ann River In tbe hood of Orange and a much larger force near Gordonsville Tbe most Idea of the forces at the points named has been obtained not so well by the parties of as by a num her ot men well Informed in relation to the various roads fords aud bridges who are faithful and daring and who voluntarily act as scouts for Gen roar The General la here In the advance with his favorite brigade encamped In pleasant places and all anxious for a fight The health of tbe brigade owing to the carefulness of the General in selecting camping ground and the attention of the Surgeons under direction of Dr Surgeon continues excellent On Sunday an order of Gen was sued and executed which gave great satisfaction to the people here There were some eight or ten In the neighborhood from forbidden some of tbe men received new whisky be- came drunk and sometimes abusive The distillers hod been limes warned against selling to the men but to do so The tbe distilleries was consequently given and ately executed Locia of N Y A D C with rank of Captain and with rank of Captain Assistant have been ordered on the Staff of Gen who la here specially In command of the cavalry has just returned from a second rccon- toward without having met the enemy in any considerable force The Army of tne Advance here ia anxiously ing tbe appearance of Gen Fork upon the field as It is believed that then remainder of Grn BAMS corps will join Gen advance Brigade here that Gens and Brigades now at under Uen will be ordered on and another and still more tant forward movement J A GEN SIGEL'S SPECIAL ARMY COUPS A few days since a letter from Gen received in this City by Dr Doura thr of the distinguished soldier It was for various reasons withheld from tion at Die lime of Its receipt but thr anxious desire of a mass of our German and others to learn its contents Induces us to lay it before our readers this morning Its suggestions are most able and if they are to be followed to any good pose we must not to use own lore a moment's time The letter reads a CORPS A CMI ur July V Dr Dulon No 13 I have received the assurance from tary ol War that with the consent of the Governors oi New-York Pennsylvania Ohio and a limited number of and batteries could be raised in States for the First Corps now under my command and that such men Is would be assigned corps by the War Department The regiments and batteries to be raised as Three In the State of New-York three in sylvania and one regiment each in Massachusetts Connecticut Ohio Indiana Illinois and Wisconsin and one battery in each of the six first named States Six Of these regiments may consist of Americans and six of Germans batteries to be composed cording Io circumstances of Americans or born who have seen service and know their business Commanders of regiments und batteries should bo military irien Have a Committee for the purpose ol making the necessary arrangements and confer with the Union Defence Committees at New-York and other places such a Committee may act as my military Agents end at general correspondents of the Committee An American officer may act in the same capacity The Committee should me by telegraph the named of such persons from Suites as they think proper to or command regiments Perhaps companies or meets may be found In progress of organization in such case they might be ordered to join mv command I learn that Col already received to organize a regiment Could he not do It for this corps r And so it in with Confer Major SCHWABS whom I have proposed to I he Secretary of Wot is my chief of artillery and com- roy six new now with Dr in Philadelphia I wUh to raise the batteries In Pennsylvania Major will write to him to this effect I hnve no to write more Tlie Committee may do so In my name Everybody knows how much we need fresh troops and the hour has come when our countrymen have an opportunity to me and to rally under our common flag But it more ww tun Com The preceding letter has produced no ment among the German circles In this City who have become cognizant of ft A waj privately held on Wednesday last In to the execution of its suggestions ud con- ference was to have place at the residence of Mr Awaiting farther advices ft deferred and the Committee for wit Oe until Monday next whan i will be inaugurated with that vigor which the TiiE THE EVACUATION OP This looming at daylight Ihi forces at Grand Junction stationed there securing the cotton In that t up he Mississippi Central Railroad twenty Bolivar Col the an officer of good repute in the aray IM of our forces at Grand Junction had had tor days discretionary orders to that cotton was over All cotton were removed prior to UM withdrawal rebels had for several days moving fit part of the country In to the Federal forces at that point in no way affects the lines of this other Bolivar is 28 miles southwest of this dry aai with it bv the Mississippi Central and cars pass over It to that point every day A Federal force naa bean point and are being thrown op not Impossible that a sharp rag win fate place there within a few days flnca will be tint MM suit If the rebels wish to try it oa or If they too near Although our forces here are generally be having an easy time of it yet the truth Is portion of the army never had more to perform and at no time nave the Generals been more constantly employed Incursions and forays of sad bandits keep them continually on the The position now held by Gen command consisting of Gen and Ross Divisions It of the greatest I the lines of railroad from Columbus to Corinth I tance of nine hundred and four ana Jackson to Bolivar a distance of twenty-eight miles The position of rebel forces In Mississippi Is here to be as follows te just below the between Memphis ada is at or near Kirov's i aad force on a line from Grenada to son Miss What the amount of their force It tea matter of conjecture but is generally placed at thousand Cotton is being shipped from this place at fhe of three hundred bales per day Perhaps six Io thousand bales will be shipped before Is over and something inside of twenty thousand the lines of railroads are ing from sixteen to twenty at railroad stations In years past 1 am this city alone shipped from to Ave thousand bales The for crop Is poor from the fact that but ly ground has been planted thli year at- tention of farmers has been turned L i tlon Hereafter Instead of buying their coxa pork from Illinois Ind ana this set out to raise tti etc The broad fields now w with eon that foi blossomed with cotton prove the of the effort And peace to-morrow the farmers would to made to feel the effects of this cl ange of growing crop here promises ai w that ol any other Slate IMPORTANT FROM NORTHERN ALABAMA UNION MKN RALLYING ABOUND OLD A few days ago a citizen of Alabama among the mountains soul of Decatur thirty or forty miles found his way to earns of the Brigade anil made known Mt that In the vicinity of tils home there wen men who weru enlist and fight for Union under the Rood old i lap The made resulted In sending the Regiment Indiana down Into the regi n named with a view of protection to any w io might to After an absence of four days Col re- turned to camp bringing w nearly two dred and earnest men When their lomes In the hill not be at his house all of them being to conceal th in the or among the of tbe lett be to enter the robe army by the Baled Taw or be tit wn wild rar being Union mrn As soon asibe made known his mission to lie and daughters of these they were on Uie move to and the Colonel v as ready to retain with the above named In his official report h U dated Ala July 14 Col I with to say a reli live to the of these people They are mo poor them are or rather njn good The y outnumber nearly time to one the in portions of i lount Marion Walker ami JelTen on Counties bnl 34 they are bi a most relentless foe mostly unarmed and e of are persecuted In every conce voble way yet up this time most of havo k ipt out of the way Hently to avoid drained off by the Infest UM country for the pi of plunder forcing the of UM rebel but their hones nnd catt le a -e drl ven off in vast bers Every public road is by bands and the Union men have been to seek protection In the of the Tney cannot he Id out much things BBS disturbed that hat very little attention has bee i to of are now destitute of foad tor their uwn nnd arc off their more of as ret are worthy of being folia wed One old CANI volunteered to ride thirty-five return making evenly miles with Boon 01117 recruits Inside of thirty-six hours that the people wera aU hid awny to avoid being tnh en t v the rebels add country Is but sparsely this la a In American history of a nature thai cm e under my but I do not to weary Suffice a to sav that I nova never soak aa outpouring of devoted and determined older people And I am now ef tho opinion that II there could be a force in that portion of the country to tect these people could be nt least two full regiments ol u good and true mea ct or defended Uie OUR So confident am I that my views are correct that If tie me to do so I my raiment the boys all to go and rations of brend sugar c-t five etc five him miles south around me a to a supply of at toast Of where I brave of the to effectually thins except the jr rebel army who by II B it try io operate In till I I II did hue ltl i f tVc id iii need of They against the most unscrupulous ill hus ever Tner shut out from all communication with i firm nnu If inch merit U not to if nre not Io tion then Is their a deplorable one Indeed Friday Aug i was told by thia forenoon MO of New-Orleans sugar the cargo of er P at cash There a large attendance and tbe bidding spirited A lut of old at The Col Friday Aug K The remains of Col JAMES of tho New-York Regiment caine from Foi tress morning and were cars bv the of
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