AFTERNOON REPORT.FURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE GREAT BATTLE.
15,000 REBEL PRISONERS CAPTURED.
The Rebel Longstreet and his entire Army Captured.
RETREAT OF THE REBEL ARMY CUT OFF.
Their Entire Capture Certain.
Gen. Hooker wounded and Compelled to quit the Field.
HE ANNOUNCES A GREAT VICTORY.
DREADFUL CARNAGE ON BOTH SIDES.
SPRINGFIELD, Sept. 18.
To A. JONAS:
The bloodiest battle of the war was fought at Sharpsburg yesterday. The rebels were totally routed and a portion of them are retreating towards Pennsylvania.
O. M. HATCH.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18.
A special dispatch dated Hagerstown yesterday, to the Press, says of the fight on Tuesday:
The battle raged with great spirit, the firing on the other side was very heavy until towards sundown, when the rebels were flanked by Hooker and Porter and severely punished.
Their fire became desultory, and it was evident that their ammunition was giving out. The battle was renewed by the rebels with renewed vigor. They acted as if they had been reinforced and furnished with fresh ammunition.
The battle lasted till 4 o'clock this p.m., when the rebels retreated, leaving Longstreet and the remnant of his Division in our hands as prisoners.
The entire rebel army will be captured or killed. There was no chance for them to cross the Potomac, as the river is rising.
Our troops are pushing them continually, sending prisoners to the rear. It is reported here that Miles has re-enacted his Bull Run scene at Harper's Ferry, which was, surrendered to the rebels in a shameful manner. Six batteries of artillery belonging to Longstreet's division were captured yesterday and to-day.
It is said we have taken 15,000 prisoners since Sunday.
Stonewall Jackson's army is with Lee, and with other distinguished officers will be forced to surrender within a day or two at the farthest.
Our immense army is in motion, and our Generals are certain of ultimate and decisive success.
Stores for our army are coming by way of Harrisburg and Baltimore.
Burnside has re-taken possession of Harper's Ferry, and is advancing on a special mission with his corps.