18 AUGUST 1855, Page 7



Yesterday the official telegraph notified two important events from the seat of war,—a victory on the Tchernaya, and the renewal of the bom- bardment of Sebastopol. The War Department instantly published the following despatches respecting the former.

"Varna, August 16, 1 30p. m.—The Russians attacked the position on the Tchernaya this morning, at daylight, in great force. The action lasted about three hours • but they were completely repulsed by the French and Sardinians. Further particulars will be sent."

"Varna, 7 p.m.—The Russian attack of the morning WBB under the command of General Liprandi, with from 50,000 to 60,000 men. Their loss is estimated at between 4000 and 5000: about 400 prisoners have been taken. The loss on the side of the Allies is very small."

This morning telegraphic messages from General Pelissier and Genera( La Marmora arrived in London. General Pelissier writes- " Traktir Bridge, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.—For some days rumours of a preme- ditated attack on the part of the Russians had aroused our attention, and. they carried out their project this morning at daybreak against our lines on the Tchernaya ; but, despite the concentration of imposing masses collected during the night, the enemy was repulsed with great vigour by the divisions of Generals Herbillon, Camou, Faucheux, and Morris. The Sardinians, placed on our right, fought valiantly. The principal effort of the enemy was directed against Traktir Bridge. The Russians left a great number of dead there, and we made a groat many prisoners. They were in full retreat on Mackenzie's Farm when our reserves were coming up, and those of our brave allies, especially the English cavalry. The enemy has received a severe check. Our losses, which are much leas than those of the Russians, have not yet been accurately ascertained."

General La Marmora's message is the more interesting as this is the first time he has had the pleasure of notifying that his men have been under fire.

" Sadikoi, Aug. 16.—This morning the Russians, to the number of 50,000, attacked the lines on the Tchernaya. Our watchword was King and Country.' The French despatches will say whether the Piedmontese were worthy to fight beside the French and English. They were very brave. General Montevecchio is dying. We have 200 men put hors de combat. The loss of the Russians is considerable."

The Morning Post states that the Russians had been ordered to make the attack by the Emperor, who was induced to give his consent to the enterprise by the representations of Prinee Gortsohakoff that the Russian army could not hold their position until September, in consequence of the dearth of transport and provisions. Hence, it is said, they were com- pelled to hazard a battle or retreat upon their magazines. Late in the evening yesterday, Lord Panmure furnished the journals with a copy of the following despatch from General Simpson.

"Crimea, August 16.—General Pelissier and I have decided on opening fire from the English and French batteries at dawn tomorrow morning." From the Baltic we learn that the damage done at Sweaborg was fully as great as had been reported. The fleet sailed from Sweaborg to Nar-

gen on the 13th instant. The English loss was two officers and thirty men wounded. The French loss equally trifling.