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ii iimii iim ii "iTTi RATES OF ADVERTISING the XT KEWBEUN WEEKLY PROGRESS as isvLPKvEsr paprr -PROGRESS? BUILDINGS; Evory TitPixlay' TWO a year for single swbscribers, an(l UNEI JJOL1 LA It ANrA HA Lis to clubs of six or The Paper -Rill not bo cut to nny one till the money is and. all will be uircontinned when thV time pnid for Money, if mailed in the presence of a Postmaster, my be went nt cur WKIINKSS'AY MoSiMSH, ,11 IS.) I. XIic lrei9c.tU's Message. We publish to-day, the Message of President Davis and accompanying documents which were. delivered to- the Confederate Congress on its assembling in Richmond on.

Saturday last This, like all his State papers, is plain, concise and to the point manifesting true statesmanshipmanly dfgriify and christian fortitude and moderation" He 'exhibits the utmost confidence in the ability, patriotism and valor of Southern statesmen Generals and soldiery for the triumphant accomplishment of the great purposes for which we are now contending. While he would rejoice at a speedy tormina ion of hostilities for humanity's rake, he regards it as a matter of secondary consideration to the South whether the war shall last one, two or five years; success will eventually crown our efforts while the ravages of the war will and ruin the Northern He is than gratified with the liberality displayed by Southern planters in the purchase of Confederate bonds, the provision loan, ar.d only deems it to hint at the fact an increase of the arm- is necessary to enable him to meet and successfully repel! Lincoln's half million. GEN'EKAL ORDER OF A JOR-( 5 ENER A POLIC. COMMANDING THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DIVISION OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMY. M.ijor-Gencnd Polk issues the following general order IIeadqttartkks Division No.

2,) Memphis, July 13, l.Siil. lliiinir b. in nvIirriH fr thf if fi fence of that part of the Valley of the Missis- vannan, tnat retaliation win do ex enuea so ia. f-ippi which is embraced within the boundaries as shalt bc requisite to secure the abandon-ol Division N. 2, I hereby assume command, ment of a practice unknown to the warfare of officers on duty within the limits will re- i cvilized man and so barbanous as to disgrace port accordingly.

th nation which shall be guilty of inaugara- In assumint: this very grave responsibility, linrlt: the General in command is conslranvd to de- ltil this V1CTW. and because it may not have clare his deep and Ion- settled conviction that reached yti, I now renew the proposition M-arranted bv reason or any necessity, political social, of our existing condition, but is indefensible and of unpai alklled atrocity. hae protested, and do protest, that all we desire is to be let alone, to repose in quietness i 11 i tr.itiei" our own vine aim our own ng tree. have sought, ar.d uily bought, the undisturbed enjoyment of the ioherciii and indefeas.ible I right of self-govenmiert .1 right which free- men can never relinquish, and which none but i tyran's 0 mid ever seeek to rest from Those with whom we have been lately asso- i ciated in the bonds of a pretended fraternal re- g.trd, have wished and endeavored to deprive us of our reat birth-right as American freemen, Nor is ibis all. They have sought to deprive! us ot this iiu stimable right by a merciless war, inch can attain no othei possible end than the ruin of fortunes and the destnictioji of lives; for the ol Christian freemen is out of the question.

A war which has thus no motive except iusi 01 uaie, aoo no object except devastation, under the shallow pretence ol restoration of the Union, is Heaven, as weil as a )i the ahs.irdi' ever euac surtiy a war against earth. led, ail the evr prac iced, an aticmp: to res-t. i a of hearts and will, like that which once in North America, by the ravage- ol lire and sword, among the most prodi iiis. are assured iy As utv as liiU is it "Ml- 'A the to tb-'l with it f.itidfv ii: iver-e. such a war must those by wii.o of it which believed wo lid 1- disgrace the aitnals ifa civilized pi opl Numbers may be gainst i u-; but the battle is not ahvrys with the strong.

tistice ill triumph. And an earnest of this triumph we jd ready behold in the mighty up-rt am of the whole heart. Almost man, ihis great section comes i to tiie rescue, resolved to perish rather than to yield to the oppressor, who. in the name of freedom, yet under the prime inspiration of an infidel horde, seeks to reduce eight millions of freemen to abject bondage and subjection. All ages and all conditions are united in 01 grand and holy purpose of rolling back the desolating tin of invasion, and of restoring to the people the South that peace, indepedeuco and right of self-government to which theyjj are by na- tore, and nrture's God, as justly entitled as tho who seek ruthlessly to enslave them.

The General in having the strong- est confidence in the intelligence and firmness of purpose of those belong to his Department, enjoins upon-ihem the maintenance of a culm, persistent and undaunted detenuina- tion to resist the invasion at alll haz.irds and 1 to the List extremity. It comes bringing with it a contempt for constitutional liberty, and the withering inllueuce of the infidelity of New F.ngland and Germany combined. Its success wwould deprive us of a fuluro. The best men of our invaders opposed the course thev are pursuing at the first, hut thev ha.e been overborne and swept into the wake of the tuevadin'r current and now under the 1 promptings of their fenrs, or the delusion of some idolatrous reverence due to a favorite symbol, are as active as any in instigating this unnatural, unchristian and crncl war. Our protests, which we here solemnly repeat in the fae of the civilized world, have been hitheato unheeded, We are left alone, under God, to the resources of our own hearts to the resources ot our manhood.

Knowing, as he does, thoes whom ho addresses, as well as those with whom they are co operating throughout the South, the General in command feels he may rely upon -with unwavering confidence. Let every man, then, throughout the land, arm himself in the most effective manner, and hold himself in readiness to support the combined resistance. A cause which has for its object nothing less than the security of civil liberty and the preservation of the purity of religious truth, is the cause of Heaven, and may well challenge the homage and service of the patriot and Christian. In God is our tiust. LEONIDAS POLK, Major-General P.


LINCOLN, ETC: The following is a copy of the correspondence referred to in the Message of the President Richmond, 6th July, 1861. To A mAii.Yjr Lincoln, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Ainy and Kary of the United State's: Sik: Having learned that the schooner Savannah, a private armed vessel in the service and sailing under a commission issued by authority of the Confederate States of. America, had been captured by one cf the vessels forming the blockadeing" squadron off Charleston harbor, I directed a proposition to be made to the officer commanding that squadron for an exchange of the officers and crew of Savannah for prisoners of war held by this Government, "acording to number and T'lhis Proposition. made on the C.apt-Mercer' the officer in command o. trie blockading squadron, made answer on the same day that "the prisoners (referred to) are mt on board oi any of the vessels under my command." "-'rV-T.

by statements made without coatrudiction newspapers published in New cheap for, tiie milltox. siVcle copies s2.f;o; clubs -of six or more only si.r.o a ykai; invariably ix advance; i VOLUME III. that the prisoner above mentioned were conve3Ted to that city, and have there been treated not as prisoners of war, but as crminals that they have been put in irons, cin fined in jail, brought before courts- of justice on charges of piracy and treason, and it is even rumored that they have been actually convicted of the offences charged, for no other reason than that they bore arms in defence of the of this Government and under the authority of its commission. I could not, without grave discourtesy, have made the newspaper statements above referred to the subject of this communication, if the threat of treating as pirates the citizens of this armed for its service on the high sea3, had not been contained in your proclamation cf the April last. That proclamation however, seems to afford a sufficient justification for considering the published statements as not devoid of probability.

It is the desire of" this Government so to conduct the war now existing as to mitigate its horrors as far as may be possible and, with this intent, its treatment of the prisoner captured by its forces has been marked by the greatest humanity and leniency conMstant with public obi gation some have beeu permitted to return homo on parole, others to remain at large under similar condition within this Confederacy; and all been furnished with rations for their subsistence, such as are allowed to our own troops. It is only since the news has been received of the treatment of the prisoners taken on the Savannah, that I have been compelled withdraw these indulgences and to hold the prisoners taken by us in strict confinement. A just regard for humanity and to the honour of this Government now required me to state exnlieitv, that painful as will be the nec- I essity, tnis Government will deal out to the i i i 1 1 7 prisoners iiviu ijy ine h.huiu iitcuiiitui, unu the same fate as shal be experienced by those captured on the Savannah; and if driven to the terrible necessity of retaliation by your execution of anv of the ofi'iers or crew of the Sa- maue to tne commanuer oi ine uiociwins squadron, to exchange for the prisoners taken on the Savannah an eaqual number of those now held by us, according to rank. I am, sir, yours, Ac, JEFFERSON DAVIS, President, and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States. RiCHMo.M, July 10th, To Hist r.xctilcimj kffbissoN Davis, I'VLniiltnt of the Coiiji drrutc St itvs Silt: In oheiii'iiiee io your in-Hnietious, I left the city of Richmond on tiie fiioi niii- i.f tiie 7 1 It of uly nt, o'clock A.

h.s bearer of dispatches to lli Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. At Manas-as, I received from General Beauregard a letter to Gens id McDowell, commanding U. S. forces at Arlington. From 1 proceeded to Fairfax (Join House, vi here I as furnished by Gen an escort of fourteen cavalry, iimler tiie command of Lieut, lheckimide, oi the Virginia cavalry.

li ocedinrr on the direct road to Alexandria to ifs i ction with llie road to Ailinijion, 1 met a Vi t'i. OMtri. o. dut'ui it ice mie-o iiuui uiu Jiiiictioii; from which piave 1 sent back my es cort. liipjjt-, U.

S. A aecoinpanied me Ariitigton, vvhcie I arrived about 4 clock, P. A I Monday, ihodth. Gmera! McDowell not be- .1 I It I 1 me vv-w him city. About 9 o'clock fc r.

senior id de-cunp to Genei- ai fce-oii, -t vitxej to i s-cott heati'tuHi iers i Ot-m-int ii. to i ceiivejc, l's letter. After leading Jjeaiirt letter. etter. After leading SJeanr g-ird's letter ne assed it to General Sjcet who being iijf-jr z.

1 .1 muni eat ion in person, received it ot me. After reading your coiiimiirijcat en to Mr. Iujcolti, (ieneial Sect informed me that a reply would be returned by Mr. Lincoln as soon a.s possible and at the same time ir.strucN-d in to let urn to Ar-ihiproii with General McDowell, thence to proceed in the morning back to our lines, which 1 did, under hi; escort ot twetjty United btates cavalry, commanded by Lieutenant In my intercourse with General Scott and the other til II till A. i uui KJ Ll idncei-s ol the ijiiitea "slates army, i iiavo to that I was received with marked consideration and attention, and with that courtesy and kindness which should ever characterize the diplomatic relations of great nations, iu war.

-is well as in peace. Uu erstandir.g that the object of my mission was the delivery of your letter, to Mr. Lincoln, I have the honour to state that it was done, and subscribe myself your obedient servant, TliOS- II TAYLOR, Capt. Cavalry, S. A.

And Lt. Col. 21 Ivy. Regiment. Adjourned uutil Monday, at twelve clock.

DAHIilNG FEAT OF LOLTSIANIANS. We have heard from a source entitled to tho fullest confidence, that one of the most dariug tVuits of the age, was con.s: mated near Newport News on Friday 1 tst, by ntederate soldiers. Ever since the killing of the much lamented Lieut. Col. Chas.

Dreux, four of I. is men have resolved to hventre iiis taken off. With this view, they obtained permission to leave their camp md nrotidiiojr themselves with several days' ra tions, proceeded stealthily through the forests until almost within sight of the camp at Ncwpoit News. They laid in ambuish for five days awaiting: oi poitunity to avenge the death of their Colonel, but none presented until Friday last. Ou that day they espied a party of seven Yankees, three of whom were evidently officers, engaged at a small stream, measuring with lines, and seemingly preparing for the erection ot abridge.

They were all unarmed, and the Louisianians te-solved that the prey they had so long and perse veriugly sought, should not escape them. Know-iug that the report of th ir guns would alarm the camp not far distant, they speedily determined to rely solely upon the use of their bayonets, and, crawlingly upon their hands and knees to within a couvenieut distance, they suddenly sprang forward, each man selecting his victim. Two officers were killed, but one of them, a Mfjor, not dying at th- first thrust, was struck over the head ith the butt of a musket until life was extinct. The other five men were secured, one of the severely wounded, and carried into camp at York-town. The wounded man proved to be a Captain, and when our informant left Yoiktown, it Was thought that he would certainly die, having received a severe bayonet stab in his breast and other cuts in different portions of his body Per.

Exjtress. THE TACTICS OF THE ENEMY THE CRY OF WOLF. Washixgtox, July 21. General Patterson's division is moving on Winchester slowly and cautiously, and is said to be under the command of Rrigadier-Geueral Zeigle. This is, doubtless, all gammon; for it is strongly believed that Patterson's entire force was en gaged in the Sunday battle near Mauassas, and "Gen.

Zeigle" is in Missouri. CHANGES OF THE FEDERAL ARMY NO FIGHTING REPORTED IN WASHINGTON. Washington, July 21. The correspondent of the New York Post has telegraphed to his paper that Gen. Banks had superceded General Patterson, and that Gen.

Dix has succeeded Gen. Banks. From Mr. Craie, who had just reached- Washington, the correspondent, learns that up to 7 o'clock last evening, at Ball's Run, and up to 6 o'clock this iorninff from Fairfax Court-Hoase, the fighting bad not been renewed except by the pickets, wno are very ciose, as me muiics i "-I nbniit on3 mile from each other. Gen Tyler made a icconnoisance on hut.

discovered nothimr worthy, of note. The largest house, in Ceutteville bad been burned dew ii, NEWBEPvNs N. Frons the Seat of Icai-hed from' gentlemen down on' the train who had been in conference with intelligent passengers at Goldsboro' just before leaving direct from the scene of strife, who reported that the loss on our side -ranges between and 3,000, while the loss on the Federal side is from 15000 to 20,000 in killed. Also that if was thought Gen. Beuregard had cut off the retreat of the enemy and that they were still fightingoh this side of Alexandria, the enemy being cut off by him in the front 'closely pressed by Gen.

Johnston in the renr. however, was based too much upon conjecture to be very reliable.) Our army captured stand of arms, 27 pieces of artillery, including the celebrated Sherman Battery, besides immense quantities of stores, munitions, which were left upon the field 500 prisoners. Several North Carolinians were killed but we heard the name of none except Col. C. F.

Fisher of the 6th Regiment, late President of the N. R. R. The State has lost one of her bravest sons and one of her most useful men tn the death of Col. Fisher.

REJOICING IN HONOUR OF TILE VICTORY AT MANASSAS. Wilmington; July .22. One spontaneous outburst of rejoicing 5s exhibited hero nt the result of tho neir Manassas, on Sunday. A salute was fired this afternoon in honour of tho victory. ANOTHER SKIRMISH NEAR FORTRESS MONROE THREE OF THE FEDERALISTS KILLED.

A scouting party surprised a small Federal force last evening. Three of the Federals were killed. OVERHAULING AND SEARCHING BY THE FEDERALS BOMNEY OCCUPIED BY CONFDER A TROO PS. Louisville. Jul 21.

Mr. Cotton, tho ol lector at this port, refuses to issue permits to slup goods to Rupert ville or Bowling Green Tiunks of citizens ot KentucKy, who may desire to travel lrom home to points on or near the border, will be examined afer to-ua on the train. (ieii. Buckncr, Col. Hunt and al other officer of the State Guard have resigned.

A late dispatch announces that the Confederate troops mow occupy Romney. From th-i Poteraburg Ex-iress RrcriM July 22, p. m. Congress met to-diy at noon. After a fervent prayer, invo king the blessing of the Great Ruler of the Universe on the success of our cause, the following despatch dated Manassas, Sunday night, was ad by the Clerk To (icn.

S. Cooper, Adjutant General: Nighht has close 1 upon a hard fought field. Our lorces have won a glorious victory. Tiie enemy, after a hot contest of ten hours, w.v-routl'd, and fled precipitately, abandoning a very large amount of arms, munitions of war, knapsacks and baggage. Tiie ground was strown for miles with their killed, and the horses and the grounds around were tilkd with his wounded.

The pursuit was continued alonz several I ro-yfes towards Loesbursr antl Uentrev Hie, til uV.ikncss covered the fugitives. -d several field batteries and siave capture' regimen Ml stanuaras, one ineu s. Spates 1 Many prisoners have been taken. Ton i i Hv.nse cannot lie bestowed. Whcln- LM for thiTskiif-of the iriucinal ofiicers, or for! tno of tho troops.

was ma'idv fViti-dit on the left. S.VLrii our fa-Id works. -s did i veeod 15 COM that of the i cnetnv is at 1 .11. ij IS Si-ned The entire Confederate force engaged was about 45,000, and it is believe 1 that the Federal was between 75,000 and 80,000. Tiie following resolutions o'ired by Mr.

Memnriencrer. were unanimously adopted: Altai we i octm me i.auu -i i bearing ftcte.i inagmc on ti.e troops, ana most high God, the King of Kings and a yeu tiiC.v forward to the of Lords, in the glorious victory with it is generally believed, that Patterson He hath crowned our army at Manassas, arulj a S'orCed march, reached the scene of that the people of these Confederate States, are ction and that it was a portion of his beef-invited by appropriate services on the ensuing Ivamans-who engaged Gen. John-Sabbath, to offer up their united thanksgiving and praise for this mighty deliverance. I Ge. commanded the right wing i i i -i i- i i n.

Resolved, 'ltiat deeply Ueploraig to necessity which has wasnea tne sou oi our country an the blood of so many of ntr noblest sons, we oiler to their respective families and friends our wannest and most cordial synfpat ny, nssu- ring them that the sacrifice made will con- secrated in the hearts of our and will there enshrine the names of the gallant dead, as the champions of free and constitutional lib- ert Resolved. That we approve the prompt and patriotic eliorts oi tne j.iayor oi iticnuioim i- make provision for the wounded, and that a co.nmitee of one member from each State be appointed toco-operate in the plan. "The following commitee were appointed: W. H. Macfairiand, Va.

A. W. Venerable, N. C. James Chesnut, S.

C. JacK.son Morton, Fla. Thos. R. R.

Cobb, Geo. Nich. P. Davis, Ala. J.

T. Harrison, Henry Marshall, La. A. Garland, Ark.

W. B. Ochiltree, Tenn. Resolved, That Congress do now adjourn. i i i i i GEN.

CLELLAN IN CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, July 21 A dispatch received here states that Gen. McClellan is en route to this city on a visit to his family. Cotton Opening. Our friend Major L.

B. Vasser, has laid upon our table a Cotton boll which is fairly open. It was taken from his Dallas plantation on the 12th inst. Selirui Ala.) Register. BURNING OF A DEPOT IN BOSTON.

Boston, July 21. The upward freight depot of the Boston and Maine railway was burued last irht. Once More. We were made happy once more by the reception of a fine Water Melon at half past 10 o'clock last night, present from Lieut. S.

G. Barrington. Correction. We were in error yesterday morning in saying the Perquimons Beauregads were from Hertferd county, being from the county whose name they bear. DIED- On the 21st instant, at Gi o'clock, William B.

Roberts, infant son of William W. and Elizabeth M. K. Roberts, a-red 5 months A gentleman just from Charleston, informs us that yesterday forenoon heavy firing was heard oft" the bnr and a pilot who came up, reported thr.t a French War Steamer passing the blocKading fleet had been fired at, possibly with, the intention of bringing her to. She promptly returned the.

fire, injuring her assailant severely. --iThis was the and it was generelly creited in Charleston when our informant'Ieft. It is certain that there was heavy for that any One could bear. Naturally, there was a good deal ot interest and excitement. We await futhir news from Charleston with a deal of anxicty.r 7Ti7.

Journal, 20th. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1861; I "Jeff. Davis rhis line company frm "our town -Washuagtoa under command of Capt. Carmer, who have been ren dezvousing here for month or more, are as; generous, noble-hearted, brave and patriotic a set of men as will be mustered into the service from any community during this war. Their short stay in our midst has endeared the officers and members to our entire population, who will regret their departure, this morning, for the seat of ivar, and whose prayers and best wishes will follow them to the field of batile, which it is firmly believed wiil be made the more glorious by their pi escce.

They constitute company I in 2rd Regiment of regular State troops under command of that popular and accomplished olScer Col. Gaston II. Mt-ares, and no doubt will convince hitc and the world that he was fortunate in securing a place for them, ere the conflict shall end. We have been requested by the Captain to tender the warmest and most undivided and sincere thanks of himself and cfr.mand the citizens of Newbern for their constant, untiring efforts 'to render their short stay among them, agreeable and pleasant. They desire to assure the ladies particularly that they leave with hearts largely imbued with new aspirations 'for victory and holy resolves to perform deeds of noble during, wherever an opportunity shall offer, believing that they can by r.o other possible means make adequate returns for the many deeds of charity and kindness lavished upon them, which were uusur passed and unsurpassable, and only equalled I by the patriotism and generosity of Dr.

R. S. Primrose, who kindly attended to all the wants of their hospital with untiring Watchfulness and care for which he could not be prevailed upon to receive a solitary red. Mav success attend them wherever thev tro. and when toe war shall have ended and victo- ry shall have perched upon their banner, may they all return to their homes to enjoy long lives of peace and prosperity in the midst of a i o-ri f.iii kind and bencficient Benefactor.

gatuer tne loilowmg additional partieu Isrs from the Exi'rcw Richmond correspondent i ol tho 22nd iiist.1: When the glad tidings were announced from I the Spotswood House, mound which a crowd had collected, that the victory was cotiiDiete, but dearly bought, and that the ene my had been routed and pursued," there went up aloud shout of joyous enthusiasm, but there were many who couid not repress the silent One young lady, who had an affianced itvei al iiiu v.init., rinj uii eoijtioi oi i herself, broke loose lrom her escort, ami has- i tened to the office ot tua lelegraph Company, to ascertain the nanus of the killed and wound-i ed. ierpatnet.cappeaistoUieoperator,drcw; tears from the eyes ot all present. Many others who had near and dear relative, spent sleepless niguts. It is stated that Gen. Johnston was in the battle with 20,000 ot his picked men from Win- er.

He couiman.ed the Lit flank or wing, upon which the heaviest uart of the fi ing uevoiveu. rated Marvla Under Gen. J. thi celebrated Mary hint! patriots who, it is reported lougui i-" i-iuoo oi i.seis lit with ail the rocity ti -i-wuea to a characttrisiic bravery and pluck, fur which Mary landers Have been ever Celt bra ted, were "jlate deep and grievous, which their and people nau suuereti at the hands ot Lincoln. These scorned to inspire t'it-in, it is said, with almost superhuman courage, and the inflicted terrible pun-shment on ihe enemy.

It is also stated that some regiment under Gen. Johnston give signs of (altering, when their intrepid commander, insensible to fear, dashed xviTily up to one of the ceior bearers, seized tllurtag, and rushing boiJiy io the front. 1.. i.l I' t. I I creu oi'i iiys, iohow me.

cjucu cnivairic i -1 oi-the anuv, and is paid to have acted rdl knew he ''would, in the br est ar.d most daring manner. It is reported, lea ie nam pi on lorwara i to re Gen. L. had a noble ch 'jer shot from under him, another speedily supplied the animal's place, and the gallant General was hors de but for a moment. It is reported, that it was under the lead of the glorious the Lynchburg i4.1,rm.nt made the desmVafn rhar which sr.

circa the cciePraioursuerman's iiattery, said to be the most efficient command of Flying At- tdiery on the Continent, This is one of the I rumors, and 1 only give it as such. It is also reported that President Davis com- v.ianded ihe centre column ol our army in per- i son. l'os, however, jaeus coi. urinal. i.n, is thought tii.ti the President could no as it.

have ea na ihe Mdie ui' action in time here only on iiie eu.iy train of vest-mo- h.iviinr left I fday uidTn- President D.vis has sent an official despatch this morning iue A General, L. Coop er, in widen ne speaks in the most commendable terms of the gallant behavior of all our troops. He says the victory yesterday was complete, decisive and brilliant. The Hessians, after a severe contest of ten hours, broke and fled precipitately towards Leeeburg, Loudoun, and Centreville, Fairfax county. They were hotly pursued by about 1,500 Confederate Cavalry and many of our Light Infantry, who had been held in reserve, until night closed in and stopped the chase.

It is said that the Federals left on the field of battle large stores of every kind of ammunition and great quantities of the most valuable and improved arms, besides vast piles of their slain. Everywhere, in the direction of their flight, dead bodies of the poor creatures and there wounded were scattered. All the neighboring farm-houses on the road sides were crowded to overflowing with their wounded. It was truly a most overwhelming a real Waterlo defeat. Besides any quantity of small arms and am- munition, the Federate lost in the engagement several batteries of field artillery, and one en- tire regimental stand of colors.

Our force immediately engaged in the fight was 15,000 that of the enemy estimated at This was the left wing, where the battle raged longest and hottest. Including the centre and left wing, there must have been Confederate lorces, and between 95,000 and 100,000 Yankees. Our loss is said to be immense, but I regret to state that it is wholly out of my power to give even an idea of what it actually is. The wires are working badly on the telegraph line, and the Central train will not be in until after dark. The losses of the enemy arc represented as being fearful to contemplate.

They were scatterred over every portion of the battle field, and in many instances lay in piles, presenting a truly sickening sight. Twenty-one negroes, children and adults, some veiv young and some very old, were sold at Barnwell Court Mouse, b. on the 8th inst. at an average of $914 One girl 7 years old. brought $ZVo.

i Further Particulars of tiie t'islit at i TERRIFIC FIRE BO TH SIDES Ilcroic Conduct ofCtDtraU CeaurcSarl nnd Johnston: BEAUREGABDS HORSE HIM1 SHOT UNDER SEVERAL HOURS UXJjER FIR El HIS LIFE MIRACULOUSLY PRESERVED! Manassas, Julr 22, p. m. The' 'enemy opened their batteries McLean Fonl, cn" Bull it nr. at 8 clock, a. with heaw cuns and rilled cannon Several small field pieces were ui3.

these being intended as a nitre feint, 'or the purpose of drawing our fire. Our Generals seeing ng through the ruse, did not resnond. The chose their own positions a few miles beyond Stone Bridge, on Bull Run, where the principal part cf the battle was fought. The enemy's attempt being to turn if possible, our left flank, the battle rnged for four hours at that point. The fire on both sides was appalling.

Men on both sides never fought better. The enemy having largely the advantage in numbers and artdlfry, between 3 and 4 o'clock, our brave men begun to waver, and the result actually hung in the bailance, when Generals Beauregard and Johnston heroically threw themseives into the thickest of the fight. olorv. Lieut. Col.

Johnston, of Hampton's S. C.j Legion, being killed, and Colonel Hampton hiuiseil, severely wounded, General Beauregard led the Legion into notion in his usual gallant stvle. He had his horse's head shot elf by a shell, and the horses of Messrs. Hev- ard and Ferguson, of S. two of Gen.

Aids were killed by the same shell. The battle now raged with tremendous fury, but our Generals could be seen in the thickest of it, raliying their men a id urging iheni on to victory. Reinforcements coming up just nt the critical moment, the result began to turn in our favor, tho enemy falling back, though in good order. Col. irancis S.

Bartow, of Georgia, was struck from his horse and killed, hile leading magnificient charge of his regiment with its color in his hands. Gen. Beauregard commanded during the day, and was in all tarts ot the field, being several hours under a galling tire. He escaped many shell and rifled shot, which were evidently thrown directly at him. His, i a shell burst not twenty yards from the gallant General.

Gen. Johnston aided Gen. Beauregard, c-though entitled by rank to the com- ruand The panorama of the battle here presented to the view of tho spectator was niagrificent beyond deseriution. The line of fiirht esten- tieu seven mnes. The Vashilgon New Orleans Artillery did gr-at execution, playing frightful havoc among the enemy.

Sergeant Joshua Reynolds was the oidy one k.lled. He was struck in the I forehead while giving the word ol command Part of the Seventh and Eeighth Louisiana Regiments were in the action, but particulars of casualties have not been ascertained. Major Wheat was badly wounded, and recovery is barely possible. Battallioa was badly cut up. The enemy who commanded immediately bv Gen McDowell, who is said to have had 00,000.

I tu uui ai tne ui ucu nciv; tsuuiait-u at uen. ocou is satu oy scleral persons io nave been but a few miles oil. We hear nothing ol Patterson. Our nutnours juimcdiatiy engaged, were but lo' JJ' the enemy was totally routed, ana tied great confusion fr miles. Wc- have captured thirty pieces of artillery, liuriy wagons comaiumg provisions, ana ouu pvisoiicrs.

Among the prisoners is the celebrated Col. Corcoran, of the fa mem; -Sixty-Ninth Regiment, Ney York. Col. Wiilcox, a Captain and privates, of the Michigan Reiriment, surren'iered to the Lonloderate 1 wcnty-Eighth Virginia Capt. Ij oi ashinirtnn Ci'y.

a Virginian by birlh, and a nephew of the i Win. C. Preston, of Sf utli Carolina, ilso a prisoner, lieioui ly against Col. Kemper's Alexandria Artillery did most etfcclive service the enemy. mowing down entire files or D.

LiM-om uie. itersunrg r.x..reS0. HANKS. Wc tire indebted to our lown-men, Win. R.

Johnson, lor late Northern papers or rather as lale as could be obtained by him for he reached home by tne western route, which requires nearly a week its performance. AVe find the following paragraphs in the Tribune of Saturday, the KUh The advance upon Richmond we understand is to be by Gen. McDowell in the cantre. by Palersoii and McL'ki don the right fi-mk. and by Butler on tne ie We trust that the i wid provided with- 7'id'er I out delay with comptlcnt with field artiikry, and a small body of caval- rv, to the least.

It is true that in such a i i case there is dan that he misrht take Rich mond himself contrary to all calculations, as he did in Baltimore. In that event the people would blame him. Business is everywhere languid, and merchants are ruined. Do yon wish to restore confidence and revive trade Occupy Richmond, and prove that you mean to lose no unnecessary time in occupying Charleston, Memphis and New Orleans. Then the currents of commercial life will begin to move as if by magic.

There are four places where it is especially necessary that the Stars and Stripes should be dung to the breeze in triumph. lnese are Richmond. Cha; lesion, Memphis and New Or- leans, perhaps we may a fifth, Montgom- ery. uut oi tnem an, luemona is tne nrsi and the most important. Forward the converging col umfiS New York is a unit for war, but all say it must be a snort war.

une nan tne population are in an almost starving condition, und unless the waif is speedily terminated, the 6' her half expect to be at an early day. CONFEDERATE CONGRESS. Richmond, July 22. Congress met to-3gy at 12 o'clock. After prayer a series of resolix tions were adopted, expressive of the sense of Congress in relation to the briiliant victory achieved near Manassas yesterday over the Federal forces.

Several members from North Carolina were sworn in and took their seats. The session was a very short one, not exceeding half an hour. Vice President Stephens was present, and several members who were absent on Saturday appeared in their seats to-day. THE HAMPDEN SIDNEY BOYS. It will be seen, by a letter from Kev.

Br. Smith, in another column, that the Hampden Sidney company have'been liberated upon parole. This company was composed of the students of Hampden Sidney College, headed by that noble gentleman and honor to humanity, Rev. Dr. Atkinson, the President of the Col leSe tnc Jngs ol whose saiety prsssiblc satisfaction.

Dixlch lege, the tidings of whose safety giveii us inex- NUMBER 41 For t'iO Protpe-'a." Ca.vp of N. RrGT. cf S. Tkoops, Richmond, July 21st, 1351. Dzar Pronrx Presuming that you and sormi of your readers would like to hear from your Xewber.i boys who have left their homes, their relatives, their families, friends and sweethearts, to fight fur their country, which is as dear, I am induced to write to you ar.d give you some information concerning us.

Wo are row in camp near Richmond, within a miij and half foni that place, I mean the E. C. Kitos an.i the RilliiS. Friday evening 1Z minutes 3 e'eloe' we struck our tents at Camp Advance with thrao other companies belonging to our Regiment, t. and two hours later wcry nam 2 over the rails Petersburg.

Four our companies from Garvstm- nearly mik. where we waited for" a n.ail triiin torvus At that place we met and cardially greeted mated at 400, and killed and wounded at nearly by many ladies, and by We were or quile 40OO while the killed and prisoners informed that there was hoi-ted the first seccs-1 sion flan that was raises! in thtt on the other aida amount to the enormous sum were, along our entire route, enthusiastically lu- nuaioer oi iue muuhwu tioi oe-chcered and Llessed by Virginia's fair and pa- knos-n. tviotlc daugliters and her for coming to Up to the time thev left the field, the enemy narat on tue soil cf 4the old Dominion." On" 1 i i bad paid no attention to their dead and they little neCTO Whom Wf onon i nonce besido the road, funnily manifested his i enthusiasm oy orsvving his shirt, the only rag that he wore, or had, bom his body, and stand- ing peifectly nude, waving it above Lis head and hurraing la til r.

At one country station some ladies sent two baskets of line apples to us, ftnd requested us to keep-sakes to them. We did some of us sending small coins and names, some sending pencils ana otners set bulls. niUi arrived at Petersburg about 2 o'clock on the succeeding, Saturday, morning. There we I remained bariacks too new maiKet house until three clock in the aUt-rncon, when wc entered tho cars and started for this place, Rich- mond, vrirch we reached about o'clock. We arrived at our camp ground half after o'clock, and at aocfc we commenced pitching our ienti This is Sabbath morning, sunny and warm, and our soldiers arc resting.

They are employed in reading and writing. Some cf them are rcaomg their usoies. Being near our enemies, thu Yankees, us. Our Regiment ments that iiave hisihlv comnlime: have' all the N. C.

to'ne to is, ted by tiie Virginians Thev praise our good old North State, and hurrah nr her soldiers. We, the Biauregird and most military epptnin, Ca; Huri.t, that Willi us. Another lieutenant, Lieut. Caulder, has been assigned to our company. Our men have com- lnenced liking him very much, and if he con- tinues as he is, he v.

ill soon win the esteem and 1 friendship of all of them. A BEAUREGARD RIFLE. The Second Regiment, Florida, "about one thousand strong, under the command of i Colonel Georgie T. Ward, arrived, here this 1 morninp- over the Wilmington anc" Manchester Railroad, and leave to-day for Richmond. The regiment is composed of tiie following companies: Columbia Rifles, Captain Moore; (untriin i i T-d'ihssee Gnarc'-; Cm-t Tivpvnrd Davis Guards Cant.

Call- Captain Williams; Jacksonville, Beau- rear Captain Daniels; Hamillon fJiaes, Stewart, St. Johns Gravs, Captain J. J. Daniels. Coin? on to Rich.innnd with th" K-imenl are twenty iirisoners, consi-ing of nineteen me LieuL Geo tho rr These men were captured olF Cedar K' Fl.ntia, bv a of member the Cohimbia Rifles, under the command of Captain Moore, why went out in the small i steamer Madison, and recaptured some four i vessels which had been prizes of by the Lincohute pirates off the m-mth of the Mississippi.

as the commander of the nrir.e crews, and mnue. tlio sohr.on. nv The ()f the Columbia Rifles 'iren ire cnarro a riiment un tlic coniTimnd of Lh u. en i ti it ft. -j'j'tr formerly cf Faj'ette- x.

C. rc Rre a i raid that He "Old Abe" doe: his messajr'' net read his Bible, "So large an army as the Government has now on foot was never before known." But he will read th-: Cooks of his and Numbers, he will learn fhj Israeli: Ies had an army of nr.d till voluuteers at that. The Al.AH A l.o.V.N IN (,: a. Moiitgomer city ami county rior.e wen ior tne v.oi in produce, Las fedoratt been 0,000 viz: Cotton, 11,000 e--in. l.nis h-ishuls: tnerchar.diz?, flour banx-is: cannon ball', and cash.

so.uOO. ONE REPUBLICAN PAPER AGAINST WAit. Hi 'I t. T' iiai tne dine: "r- uou con can paper of Connecticut, is it Iri glh stramea to aatim tnai tne way is to recognize the independence of io pi -ace the Con- federate States. It sa)s: Public opinion in the North stems to be gradually settling down in favour of the recog nition of the new 2w Confederacy bv the Federal The thought of "a bloody and Government.

protracieu civit war except as a matter ot ho- solute necessity, abhorrent to all, and its is- sues may be as perilous to the victors as the vanquished. To subjugate the secccaeu Mates -i -i r- oy mi ce oi arms anu to compel tnem to remain in the Union, if it be possible, must iiivolve i-roat pvnend'ture of treasure and MfU find rcsujt onlv in changing the present aiieniarlon into deadly hostility and incurablo hate. If they remain in the Union, they must do so as peers of tiie other States, and not as conquered 'provinces. Lsft forEckope. Our enterprising towns- man J.

i fir I r.Ci- r.rrlrt cc morning for Europe to purchase a stock of druggs, which perhaps will be the first direct imputation to our town. Can't some the rest of our merchants follow the example Two Beaks Caught. E. Malett in- formed us yestert ay that he had succeeded Recently in capturing two Bears upon his farm been shown the fortifications, and had gather-a fiW miles below Newbern. Mr.

M. takes two ed from the perusual of the New-York papers or throe every vear. Would like to join him 'A th-e thc7 contained respecting the National forces, we learn that he was hand-in a Bear hunt someday, never having seen i I somely entertained with iced champaigne, and one Wild in the woods. 1 that the ico osnociallv. swmixl tn il.i,VKt TH A A MM ,1 I uev.

jy. -ii. ATSON.j.nis genueman, so long and favorably known here as pastor of Christ's Church, we understand left on Tuesday morning to join Col. Tew's Regiment of State troops as Chaplain, which post he will fill with distinguished ability. Passed Through.

Major W. G. Robinson, Adjutant and Inspector General passed through yesterday en route to inspect the Forts, and other defences on the Coast, and to muster into the service all companies. He has a paj-niaster along with him to pay as he goes. In i Til WEEK tYVU OGRESS.

Tbe followic are the only Eates of Adrettmt ff the Weekly Pi-ogrees to aU tboe VI) eoo-trcct by tb year ahd advertise in both weekly and daily papers One aqutire (12 minion) one inaertiofi, (1 00. SabfequftEtinserUocs, each, fiOcentSi Ary ramb-rol efjuares wall be chnrg-ed in All advertisements marked (tf) till forbid will be cr.nliatcd till ordered out uftd charged at above. TH URS DAY MORN I NGJ 25T861 There being no connection of the W. W. road at Weldon yesterday with the Petersburg road, wc received no papers from Ricbruoni or Petersburg and in the absence of telegrams wo are entirely bare cf reliable news this morning, from the seat of war.

Through the kindness of Capt Slate, the accommodating news agent on our road, we wero furnished with some additional facts gathered by him from gentlemen direct lrom the seat of war in charge of the nmains of the lamented Fisher, which we gire as we got them, only as rumors. They report that terrible slaughter was tho reselt'ofthe battle; thet at tho spot where they took up the body of Col. Fisher the dead wens lying ii; i McRae's Regiment was badly cut up great mR" wounded-not many ku.ed and that the entire number kiheden our was esti- -t r- 1. 1 .1 1 were lvinS rotting on the field. It is also reported that Gen.

McCJellan, the leader of the Northern hosts, Is a prisoner of war. Rumor has it thai a desperate battle is hourly expected at Norfolk, all the shipping having been stripped and everything put in readiness for any emergency that may happen. Remarks. Many of our readers in Ncwbcrrl and vicinity will feel great anxiety for their fi iends connected with McRae's Regimen, against which we desire to caution them by tho 4 i lhfct 11 ated with some assurance of lral-1. the.t only 400 were killed on our side, nnd if only 400 were killed oat of 40,000 cn- Ca-e 1 in the fight it is not reasonable to sun- a pose that many of Col.

McRae's Regiment ar killed, and very unreasonable to suppose that a great many of the single company that went from thi.t community are of that number. It is folly tc suppose that battle like could be fought, v. iih weapons used in modern warfare, without some one getting killed but if ail the repor's wc have, received have the tenib'ancj ol ruth, we have great cause for re joiclng, for no more brilliant victory was ever won by any people or in any country. We obtained the following statements which are the latest by mail, from the Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald of yesterday STILL LATER. The Central train arrived late last night, and we gathered from tho passengers some particulars of the battle.

As already stated, the left wine of our army sustained the heaviest part of. the fight, and suffered severely. The loss on our side in killed and wourded is estimated at from to 2,000, though in ihe confusion succeeding the battle it wp.s utterly impossible to ascertain the number accurately. The enemy is believed fo have lost from to l.j,0OO, besides a large number taken prisoners. About o00 of the latter were brought in at Manassas yesterday morning.

Gen. Patterson, of the Federal Army, is fa-ken prisoner jJso, another high officer whoso name we understand was Wilcox. '1 lie body of Col. Fisher, of the North Caro- una ci.mi Ji-Ciiimcni, no pasci Hero a lew th3-s ago at ttie head ot si splendid command, was brought down on the train last night; aTso three others, whose names we did no learn. A considernble lumber of wounded soldioM also eame The train started, wo were in-i'l'imt'J, with some three hundred, but felt many ti." way of bom took diUelCl.t I'outex ho and others were loo feeble to travel.

The wounded men came down on last right exciPd the commisseraAit.n and sympatliy he vR3t crowd iissembied. They will Iihvu e- vty iicffssfiry ai.eiiLion Des.owea upon tliein. ot th, weiij sulTeiniT seveiidy. otheiij i.oit. A gentleman wlio witne-sed the battle says tne bads ilev ic.ces.santly like hail in a day.

It terrific from first to la-t. a battle was never before fouirht on this cuniinent. When the Federalists gave liicy scattered like sheep, and there Slaughter was awtul. THE FEDERAL LOSS IN THE BATTLE LAST THURSDAY NEAR MANASSAS. A gentleman from Virginia, who was in Washii gtm on Friday, reports that the news of the haute of Dull Run had caused a tra- mtndoiis pan; id ti iDt The Lincoir.tes i no.aieu loss at luUO knled and a still ter liUnibcr The gentlemen said tint so orbed were the authority in what vvas taking pL-co cn th? opposite side of the that thy did not a.k him an' ques- i ions or i eiurn: by y.iV oi B.ulimore.

He went and returned NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS ENGAGED IN THE GREAT BATTLE. We learn that the following North Carolina Troops were engaged in the late groat battle the I D.h Regiment, commanded by Col. Kirk- yth Co1- Boko; the Gth by Col. 'bt-r, and 5fh by Col. McRae.

Register. CHOICE ITEMS PKOil THE TRIBUNE, We Cllll lhc from a l4te number of thc Ncw Tribune another brigadier general. Jo, evRoMs Df Indiana ha -xai wrsviaV cd a Brigadier-General cf volunteers. He grad-' uated at West Point in 1843, but he served on-; three years iti the field, and has since been a professor in the University of St. Louis.

THE family of senator si.idf.ll. We are assured that Mrs. John Slidell and daughters have been and are now residing in Washington City in the vicinity of the i 1 I 1 I Si l.flC mn 1 1 1 rr ...11. r-onnofi ions oir.VVirL- Citr mm liens living in New-York City, where iiiiiiv i fche frequently visits. It is quite probable that i it-was this lady to whom Wigfall paid his secret visit not long since, and that she it is who table coray set in waiting for Beau- regard.

FOND OF ICE. When the Rebel spy, Col. Taylor, was at Ar- li ton House the othcr nigUt alter he bad He munched every bit of it, rolling it as a swett morsel under his tongue. This shows that ihpv 1 uwiliUb IJ I 111 morsel under his tongue. This shows that thev i must be suffering for ice at Richmond.

Thev ought to be supplied wittout delav. the great loan. The House of Representatives, with enly five opposing voices, and one of these a lottery dealer, has voted the great loan to preserve the integrity of the Republic. That loan will soon bee Offered, in its various forms, to the public; and do you wish to know how to insure its'be-ing taken promptly and at par The means of thus restoring to the Government its rightful credit is very simple. It is fh-e immediate vc.

cupation of Richmond. That done, you can have all the money you want at your own terms..

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