August 13.—A collision occurred off Ragged Point, on the Potomac River, Va., between the steamers Peabody and West-Point, by which seventy-three lives were lost. The West-Point was en route for Washington with convalescents from the army of General Burnside.—Colonel Guitar overtook Poindexter’s guerrillas again at Yellow Creek, Clinton County, Mo., routed and scattered them in utter confusion, taking sixty prisoners.—The French bark Harriet Ralli was released by the government authorities of the United States.
—The One Hundred and Tenth regiment of New-York Volunteers left their encampment near Elmira, for Washington.—A battle was fought this day near Clarendon, Ark., between the division of Gen. Hovey, consisting of six regiments of infantry and eight regiments of cavalry, and a part of Hindman’s force, which had been sent forward from Little Rock to check the advance of the Union army. The battle raged some time with destructive results. The Eleventh Indiana regiment lost seven men killed. The contest ended by the defeat and rout of Hindman’s men, and the capture of seven hundred prisoners.— N. Y. Tribune.
—As expedition consisting of the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts, and a marine battery, under the command of General Stevenson, embarked on board the gun-boats Wilson and Ellis, at Newbern, N. C, and proceeded to Swansboro’, where they destroyed, on the sixteenth instant, the rebel saltworks. The expedition then returned to camp at Newbern.—(Doc. 181.)
—This morning at half-past seven A.M., Gen. Pope telegraphed from Cedar Mountain, Va., to Gen. Halleck, at Washington, as follows:—”The enemy has retreated under cover of the night. His rear is now crossing the Rapidan, towards Orange Court-House. Our cavalry and artillery are in pursuit.”