HARRISBURG, July 3. — A prominent citizen of Gettysburg, who left there yesterday morning on a pass issued by Gen. Ewell, to go to Heidelburg, met Stuart, Fitz Hugh Lee and Wade Hampton with what he estimated 10,000 cavalry, who were moving in the direction of Gettysburg. Their officers told him that Lee had no intention of leaving Pennsylvania, but was going to remain here till his army was destroyed or victorious. He arrived here this evening, the enemy making no effort to detain him.
A dispatch from Loudon this morning states that the rebels left Chambersburg yesterday, taking the road in the direction of Gettysburg. Before leaving they burned the depot and workshops belonging to the railroad.
Loudon is 14 miles west of Chambersburg.
The enemy also evacuated Shippensburg yesterday morning in the same direction.
NEW YORK, July 3. — The Herald has New Orleans letters of the 26th.
Brashear City was captured by the rebels on the 26th, with all the troops, artillery, etc., there, Our loss 1,000 men, including a camp of 600 cavalry and 18 or twenty pieces of heavy calibre. Our outposts have fallen back to Butler Station, 20 miles from New Orleans.
A party of workmen repairing the railroad bridge over the Manchanc were captured by the rebels.
A correspondent says, as far as New Orleans is concerned the city is secure.
Guns of the fleet command the city, and Gen. Emory has disposed of his command, so that he can effectually defend every point.
From Port Hudson there is nothing important. Bombardment continues, and another assault was expected on the 27th.
WASHINGTON, July 3. — The information received here says the battle at Gettysburg last night was extremely fierce and stubborn.
Heavy and determined assaults were made by the rebels, which were gallantly met by our troops.
This morning at daylight the contest was spiritedly renewed. Our army drove the enemy, who, in turn, drove ours. The fighting being desperate, severe, and the fiercest probably of the war.
Previous report says that Longstreet was killed, and this seems to be confirmed by later intelligence.
Col. Cross, of New Hampshire, and Gen. Zook, of New York, are among the killed.
Gen. Sickles was wounded and had his left leg amputated on the field.
Gen. Barksdale of the rebel army killed, and his body is in our possession.
The latest intelligence received here was up to 11 o'clock to-day. Rebel mail matter was captured. Among the letters it is reported was a letter from Jeff Davis to Lee, saying he could send him no more troops, as Richmond was seriously threatened.
PHILADELPHIA, July 3. — The Washington Star has the following:
Major Gen. Sigel has been ordered to report to Gen. Couch at Harrisburg for duty.
From a private letter from Norfolk, dated the 1st, we learn that some 1,200 or 1,500 rebels have made their appearance in Princess Anne country, with the design, it is supposed, of making a raid into Norfolk. Considerable excitement is represented as existing in Norfolk, in consequence.
SHIPPENSBURG, July 3. — All of Lee's forces are concentrating near Gettysburg. Stuart's cavalry was on the way there, yesterday. Lee's forces, except a guard, have left Greencastle. All quiet at Carlisle. The enemy is falling back. Chambersburg is not burned; only the buildings belonging to the railroad were destroyed.
The death of Longstreet, brought by rebel prisoners yesterday, is confirmed by prisoners taken this morning.
Longstreet's and Hill's corps are said to be fighting on the right and Ewell's in the front. One thousand six hundred prisoners, thus far, have been sent to the rear.
WASHINGTON, July 4 — 10 A. M. — The following has just been received:
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
July 3 — 8:30 P. M.
To Major General Halleck:
The enemy opened at 1 P. M. from about one hundred and fifty guns concentrated upon my left, continuing without intermission for about three hours, at the expiration of which time he assaulted my left and center, being upon both occasions handsomely repulsed with severe loss to him, leaving in our hands nearly three thousand prisoners.
Among the prisoners is Brig. Gen. Armstead and many Colonels and officers of less rank.
The enemy left many dead upon the field, and a large number of wounded in our hands.
The loss on our side has been considerable.
Maj. Gen. Hancock and Brig. Gen. Gibbon were wounded.
After the repelling of the assault, indications leading to the belief that the enemy might be withdrawing, an armed reconnoissance was pushed forward from the left, and the enemy found to be in force.
At the present hour all is quiet.
My cavalry has been engaged all day on both flanks of the enemy, harassing and vigorously attacking him with great success, notwithstanding they encountered superior numbers, both of cavalry and infantry. The army is in fine spirits.
(Signed) GEO. G. MEADE,
Major General Commanding.
NEW YORK, July 4. — Accounts from New Orleans state the rebels now occupy the whole Lafourche country, and communication between New Orleans and Berwick Bay is destroyed.
HANOVER, July 3. — The most terrific fight of the war has taken place. We have Longstreet a prisoner sure.
WASHINGTON, July 4 — 10 A. M. — The President announces to the country that the news from the army of the Potomac, to 10 P. M., of the 3d, is such as to cover the army with the highest honor, and promise a great success to the cause of the Union, and to claim the condolance of all for the many gallant fallen, and that for this he especially desires on this day, that He whose will, not ours, should ever be done, be everywhere remembered and reverenced with the profoundest gratitude.
(Signed) ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
IN REAR OF VICKSBURG, June 29 — P. M. — Our forces have this morning been withdrawn to the outer side of the contested fort in front of Gen. [unknown] in consequence of some advantages of po[unknown] which enabled the enemy to throw shells [unknown] our position, thus endangering the lives and limbs of our men without present benefit. The withdrawal is temporary — only while certain subsidiary works are being employed.
LOUISVILLE, July 4. — The morning train, hence to Nashville, has been ordered back to Louisville on account of apprehended difficulties along the road. The up train, at latest advices, was at Bowling Green.
Rumors of a fight near Glasgow Junction are incorrect.
BALTIMORE, July 4. — Reports, deemed reliable, from the battlefield, down to six o'clock last evening, represent that the rebels were repeatedly repulsed with fearful slaughter. The battle lasted all day. One thousand prisoners were taken.
PHILADELPHIA, July 4. — The Inquirer has a special dispatch from the Army of the Potomac, dated 2 o'clock this A. M. It says Col. Fred. Taylor, brother of Bayard Taylor, was killed; Gen. Hancock was shot through the groin, and Gen. Gibbons was badly wounded.
We drove the enemy yesterday a mile, and captured 1,500 prisoners. The world never saw such fighting. The rebel loss is estimated at 4,000. Everything looks encouraging.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
July 3, A. M.
The enemy's guns opened on our left wing at daylight, apparently to feel our position, but soon suspended operations. They also endeavored to push forward their front, but were driven back with loss.
LATER — 9:45 A. M. — An hour ago the enemy made a strong infantry attack on our right and endeavored to break our line. The Twelfth corps, which formed our right, steadily drove them back for half an hour, when the enemy was reinforced and a portion of the Sixth corps was sent to its support. Failing in this the enemy opened a cannodade all along the line. The attack on the right is believed to have been a feint to cover a more formidable flank movement on the left. The cannonading is now heavy in that direction and appears to be extending.
The Third corps suffered greatly yesterday. The number of wounded is heavy, and includes a large number of officers. No estimate can be formed of the killed at this writing.
The heavy musketry is opened on our right again; the cannonading on our left is slackening. The enemy is fighting with the greatest desperation. Nothing can surpass the vigor and precision of our artillery.
Yesterday the rebels took two of our guns for want of horses and infantry support; but the division — Humphrey's, I think — rallied and recaptured them. We took one from the enemy.
Comparatively few prisoners have been taken on either side, up to this hour.
Late in the evening Gen. Meade called a councli of corps commanders, and it was resolved to continue the fight as long as any one was left to fight.
HARRISBURG, July 4. — The best informed parties at headquarters are in excellent spirits at the news from Gen. Meade. The battle is still in progress.
A General who left bridge 84 on the Northern Central Railroad this morning at 3 o'clock heard the firing. It was also heard in Harrisburg for about half an hour. All is now quiet in our immediate front.
The rebels are supposed to have left this immediate neighborhood entirely.
Our wounded are all brought form Carlisle to Harrisburg and doing well.
Eighteen thousand men are in motion on the flank of the rebels.
Telegraphic communication is kept up with Gen. Smith.
A large number of men are at work on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, and trains run to Carlisle.