Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, May 27, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated May 27, 1864 Page 2
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BEDFORD GAZETTE. B.F. MEYERS, EDITOR. FRIDAY ; : MAY 27, 1864. What They Promised. THE FKIEBM OF Gov. CfETi.t PROMISED THE PEO PLE THAT IF THEY WOULD RE-ELF.CT HIM, THE WAR WOULD END IS 30 DAYS ASD THERE WOULD BE SO MORE DRAFTING. HOLD NIX TO THEIR PROMISES. The "Draft." We have received a communication from the Provost Marshal of this district, stating that "a draft for the deficiency of each sub-district of its quota of 700,000 men. will commence at Masonic Hall, Chambersburg, on Monday next, 30th inst., and be continued from day to day until completed," with a request that we should notify our readers of this fact. The •quota of Bedford Co., under the call for 700,- 000, is 1,007. This we think certainly dispro portioned, as compared with the quotas of oth er counties. The draft made last fail equalized nearly all the counties, but few having then ex ceeded their quotas by volunteering. Ilence, the present draft should fall with equal severity upon all districts, in proportion to the numbers enrolled. But we are informed that the quotas of some counties whose population exceeds ours are lighter than that assigned to us. There is something wrong somewhere and Gov. Curtiii should imitate the example of Gov. Seymour and have the wrong ascertained and remedied. — A credit of 377 is given to our county and this leaves the number to be drafted at 690. Were all the men who enlisted from Bedford county since the last draft, credited on our quota, it would be almost, if not entirely, full. But the extraordinary bounties paid by the Eastern coun ties, took our men from us and we are com pelled to help furnish their quotas as well as ♦o fill our own.—The impression prevails with some persons that the payment of S3OO will *u longer exempt. This is a mistake. Drafted men can pay S3OO commutation and be exempt- Ud for one year Deceiving the People. 1 lie effort on the part of the friends of the 1 edcral Administration to deceive the people in regard to the results of army movements and losses in battle®, is quite systematic, and with the sanguine and gullible portion of the com munity, calculated to prove successful. The sensatiu .Journals, too* in IRI'I.- T. IM.K ... ON,. , fill their columns with glowing account® of vic tories which have no existence except in the fertile fancy of tU - TO .H3II rnem to order, and thus the Aboli tion politicians in blindfolding the public as to the real state of affairs at the seat of war. It is truly amazing that after three years of dire experience in regard to the mendacity and false promises of the apologists for Liucoln and bis policy, there should be any sane man who will give credence to their representations at the pres ent time. But this is ow.ng, to some extent, to the suicidal course pursued by some conserv ative and Democratic newspapers. For the purpose of pandering to the general desire for astounding news, they publish the lying telegrams paid lor by the Abolition press and circulated by the latter with the express design of keep ing the public pulse at fever heat on the sub ject of the prosecution of the war. This is one of the great secrets of the success on the part of tho demagogues who now rule the country, in making the people believe that all is prosperous, when in fact every thing is go ing wrong. It is expected of the press which represents the opposition party of the country, that it will tell the truth about this administra tion and its doings and especially about that which concerns the people most nearly, its mil itary successes and defeats. Hence, when that press in any degree sustains the falsehoods of the pensioned scribblers who gloss over the failures of the Administration, people are led to btlieve those falsehoods and instead of cast ing fiotn them the viper that secretly stings them, they hug it tho closer to their bosoms. Now. in view of tlixsetruths, we submit wheth er it is not high time that the Democratic press make a united and determined effort to coun teract the baneful influences of Loyal League I falsehoods and sensation newspaper stories con- i •erning tho results of battle?. The people want I o know the truth and that editor who strives j to conceal it from them, is recreant to his duty ■ and unworthy the name of Democrat. FAXCUANGE HOTEL, IIOUJDATSBCRQ. —On our i Way homeward from Altoona, a few days ago, ! we "looked in" at the "Exchange," the excel- ! fenl hotel kept by Maj. Jesse Wingate, at Hol- Kdaysburg. We found every thing as it should be, and the gentlemanly clerks, Messrs. Peighte! and Hays, made os feel qnite at home during the ; short time we spent with them. To all who ! may chance to visit Hollidaysburg, we recom- ; mend the "Exchange Hotel." GBEAT EXCITEMENT .'—The good people of Bedford are said to be in a state of excitemam and suspense over the prospective arrival of a large stock of new goods at the store of "E. M. : Fisher. Little John C. and Wm. J." The goods are about arriving and will be ,-old satisfactorily it all-. Kc. and see fhcwi. ACCIDENT ON THE H. & 15. T. R. R— -FATAL IN.ICRT TO MK, JOHN BOSOSR OF THIS FLACE. — A very sail and painful accident occurred on tiie Huntingdon and Brawl Top Railroad on Thuja* day morning, 19th inst. The southern passen ger train had arrived at a point about half a iniie north of Hopewell, when a large rock was precipitated from the hillside above the track, upon the truck of the hindmost car, throwing it off the track and causing it to roll into the river. The car made some four or five revolu tions before it became stationary in the water. There were quite a number of persons within the car at the time it was thrown into the river, among them Messrs. Jacob Reed, John I'. Reed, Alexander Defibaugh, John Border, Lieut. John Nelson and Miss Nannie Schell, of this place. They were all hurt, more or less, but none of them seriously, except Mr. Border, who, we re gret to say, was mortally injured and died in twenty-one hours after the occurrence of the accident. It is almost miraculous that none of the other passengers were more seriously injur ed. This sad accident should be a new incen tive to the company which controls and mana ges this road, to improve it and ensure safety to the lives of those who travel upon it. We give below the version of this affair furnished us by the Chief Engineer of the H. & B, T. K. R : : ENGINEER'S OFFICE, 1 SAXTOS, Pa., May 23, 1864. J B. F. METERS, ESQ. Slß: —Last Thursday, May 19th. the morning passenger train going south, met with an aecident a short distance below Hopewell, which caused the death of Mr. Border. The facts, as far as ascertained, are as follows: The train was moving at a speed of 10 to 12 miles an hour, when on approaching Hopewell and half a mile below the village, Richard Duncan, who was riding on the engine, saw a rock roll ing down the mountain slope towards the pass ing train. Ife immediately called to the engi neer, who instantly reversed his engine. The rock rolled under the last passenger car of the train, striking its truck and throwing its wheels off the rails and in a direction which carried it into the river. The car broke its coupling and rolled into the river, a height of 1 o or 20 feet from the track. The deceased, Mr. Border, was inside the car when it left the track, but got up and ran out on the platform, from which it appears he jumped off in the direction the ear was rolling. It, therefore, fell on him, causing his death. Had Mr. Border kept his seat, he would have escaped, as did the balance, with a few slight scratches. The track at this is in good order—the only danger is from the rocks which, during and after rain storms, roll down. To guard against this, on Tuesday evening preceding the accident, a train of trucks were sent to this place and loaded with stones from the slope. As far as learned the remainder of the passengers are all we!!, excepting slight scratches. DEATH OF .JOHN BORDER. —Elsewhere in this issue, the reader will find an account of the melancholy railroad accident by which one of the citizens of our borough lost his life. Mr. John Border, the unfortunate gentleman of whom we speak, was a quiet, inoffensive, re- V*.-t4.1>10, an d, i,i his peculiar sphere, very u.-e --ful citizen. He was a mechanic whose skill was a credit tpF- " "**' * er in steel he had but few superiors anywhere. He was one of those men of whom we speak as being genius. Ila had just completed two models of machines manufactured by parties in Ilarrisburg, and at the time of his death was on his return from that place, having received a present of one hundred dollars from the per sons for whom he had executed the models, as n token of their appreciation of his workman ship. We have deemed it our duty to say this much as a tribute to the memory of one who was always our friend and for whose mechani cal skill we entertained the highest admiration. "GLORIOUS COUNTRY OF FREEDOM !"—One day last week an Abolition knave in the city of Brooklyn, perpetrated a fraud upon the N. Y. IForWand the Journal of Commerce, in the shape ot a forged proclamation of the I'resident, call ing for 400,00 d additional troops, which he sent to the offices of those papers as a despatch from the Associated Press. These papers were im mediately suspended and an armed guard took possession of their offices. The Independent Telegraph lino was also seized and closed. The restriction upon these papers and upon the Tel egraph have since been removed and all parties ! are once more at liberty, except the forger, who ' has been detected and arrested and who turns j out to be a member of lieeclier's church and a | simon pure "Republican." What a glorious! hand of liberty we have just now! Later. ' Gov. Seymour has ordered the District Attor ney of New York to indict all persons conect- ; ed with the suppression of the World and Journal of Commerce. Things are working. | I THE NOBLE OOTII.—AII accounts, with a sin gle exception, agree in ascribing to the officers and men of the 55th Pa. Vols., for their gal lant behavior in the late blood}- battle near Dru ry's Bluff. The only report which we have to the contrary, is from the correspondent of the N. V 1 / tuutte. J hat Abolition newspaper is !-o habituated to telling falsehoods, that frotn the very force of habit it slanders even the brave men of our army. LOSSES IN CO. D, 55TH I*. V.—A letter from Capt. S. S. Metzger gives the following losses m his company in the recent repulse of Butler .from before Fort Darling: Killed, Corp. Ken nedy, Espy Dichl. Wounded, I). R. Bolltnan, David Dibert, Adam Gardner, Otho Knox, Henry Libarger, Henry Lashlev, Philip Smith' Jesse Smith, Walter. Missing, Scrgt' Boor, M. Miller, W. Nottingham, D. Frosser, Ab. Summerville, Saml. Stickler, Levi Steck man, Nicholas Sleek, Jeremiah Thompson. Lieut. F. D. Saupp, we regret to say, was wounded in the battle at Drury'e Blulf. He is r.ow in one of the Citwevnrnen* hospitals. COL.WHITE, 55th I*. V.—Rumors have been current here and at Ilamsburgto the effect that Col. R. White, of the 55th, was killed in t'ne re , cent battles near Fort Darling. The N, Y". j 2'ribune correspondent also stated that he had | fallen pierced by fifteen bullets. Other accounts : state that he was not killed, but was taken pris oner. Either fate is sad enough, but we hope ; that the report of the Col's, death will prove :! unfounded.—l*. S. Since writing the above We see by an article copied from one of the Richmond papers into the Baltimore Gazette, that Cel. : White is in Libby Prison, Richmond. CAIT. JAS. METZGEK. —We learn with regret | that this brave and accomplished officer was 1 \ taken prisoner in the recent engagement near j Drury's Bluff. Capt. Metzger is one of the truest soldiers in the service and we hope he j may soon be exchanged and restored to his coni '! mand. PL LATEST WAR NEWS.—'Gen. Grant has aban ! doned his original design of going to Kichnfpnd | via Spottsylvania and in j ursuance of which lie ' fought ten bloody and fruitless battles. He has . j changed his base, falling back to Fredericks ! burg and marching thence towards Bowline - 1 53 i . Green, in a south easterly direction. CHRISTIANITY EXTRAORDINARY. —On last Sab bath morning, the pastor of the M E. church in this place, announced to bis congregation that • no one who does not endorse the "Government" . i (that is, as he construes it, the Administration,) i ■ should cotne to the table of communion. We ' merely mention this to show how the made ess, I or rather the diabolism, of political preaching, , j is progressing in this portion of the "moral i vineyard." BI NNING THROUGH. —We understand (hat ; the ears arc now running through f:om Hunting i don to Mt. Dallas, the "slide" at Cyphers' cut, : | having been taken out. . MORE ABOLITION FREEDOM. —Ex-Gov. Sain, i Medary,editor of the Columbus (O ) Crisis, has I j been arrested and sent to Cincinnati ! Another i example of what Abolitionism is doing for the j liberty of the white race. 1 I POSTMASTER AITOINTED. — Our young friend, . j Mr. D. R. Anderson, of Centreville, has been j appointed Postmaster at Cumberland Valley. This is an excellent appointment and will give j general satisfaction to the peopleof that vicinity. I tiflt were well if the American people would : remember and act upon the following truthful i | utteiances of the great Junius: "Let me exhort and conjure you never to suffer the least invasion of your Constitution, i to pass by without determined, persevering ru , sistar.ee. One precedent creates anoth.-r. They : soon accumulate and constitute law. What j yesterday was fact, to-day is doctrine. Be us , sureil that the laws which protect us in our civ il rights, grow out of the Constitution and they must fall or flourish with it. The power of King, Lords and Commons, is not an arbitra ry power; they arc the trustees, nci ihe own ers of the estate. The fee simple i- in ash' ; _ —-rxSig- bi w limiDgton, N. C. HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT or NORTH CAUOU ' NA, NLWBRRN, ft. c , May 3, 1864.—General Orders No. 5. While the troops of this com mand may exult and take just pride in their many victories over the enemy, yet a portion of them have, within a few days, been guilty of an outrage against humanity which brings the j blush of shame to the check of every true man and soldier. It is well known that, during the late evacu ation of YY ashington, North Carolina, that town i was fired, and nearly, if not entirely, consum j ed, tlius wantonly rendering houseless and home less hundreds of poor women and children, (ma i ny ot them the families of soldiers in our own i army,) and destroying the last vestige of the i once buppy homes of those men who have.now j given up all to serve their country in her hour i 1 of peril. And tii was done by men in the ! j military service of the United States. It is also well known that the artny vandals j ! did not even respect the charitable institutions, ' but bursting open tiie doors of the Masonic and < j Odd-Fellows' Lodges, pillaged them both, and i . hawked ahoijt the stpects the regalia and ]?w~ 1 ! o!s. And this, too, by United riiatos troops. I i It is well known, too, that both public and j.ri- > | rate stores were entered and plundered, and that ' ; devastation and destruction ruled the hour. ' i I het ommandingGeneral had, until this time, ; believed it impossible that any troops in his ! j command could have committed -u disgraceful ■ an act as this, which now blackens the fair fame i of the Army of North Carolina. He finds 1 I however, that he was sadly mistaken; and that ■ | t ' ,e rar 'ks are disgraced by men who are not , • soldiers, but thieves and scoundrels, dead to all j ; sense of honor and humanity, for whom no ' j punishment can bo too severe." I he Commanding General is well aware what! I troops were in the town of Washington when ! j the flames first appeared. lie knows what J tioops last left that place. Ho knows that in 1 the ranks of only two of the regiments in the ' I district of N. ( arolina the culprits now stand. ! j To save the reputation of the command it is i j hoped that the guilty parties may be ferreted j . out by the officers who were in Washington at : : the time of these occurrences. | This order will be read at the head of every ■ i regiment and detachment in this command, at j 'Uess parade, on tiie day Succeeding its receipt, j and at the head of the 17 th Massachusetts Vol ; nntrers and the 15 th Connecticut Volunteers, at j dress parade, every day for ten consecutive davs. i or until the guilty parties are found. By command of Brig. Gen. I. N. Palmer. J- A. JUDSQN, Ass't Adj't Gen. Bloody Battle on the 17th. < On Y\ ednesday, 17th, there was a severe fight I on the Turnpike between Spottsylvania Court : House and Frederiekburg. Gen. Tyler's forces < ® n K a S e d Ewell s Corps. The contest, we should ' judge, was a most fierce one, as we notice by 1 the letters in the New Y'ork llerakl that we lost j j about one thousand men. The loss of the reb- 1 e:s is not known, but it appears that they cap- | ' tuicd several of our wagons, and were "reluc tantly driven back." I his was believed to be an i i attempt on the part of the rebels to turn Gen. 1 Grant s right flank. Another feint was made 1 on 1 hursday on his left, hut it does not appear i to hare been of a serious character i Freedom of the Press—The World and ; Journal of Commerce. ; So long as forgeries are its own by adoption, the Administration regard them as harmless jokes—in the polite language of Mr. Seward, , mere ll jeu.v (f esprit* But when the falsehood is supposed to tell against them, what language is powerful enough to describe their horror? — What acts ot outrage are violent enough to as • suage their indignationt It is very evident from . the accounts which we publish in another col* [ unin, of the manner in which the alleged frauds of the false proclamation were perpetrated, that I the most suspicious might have been, as indeed | they were, deceived. The character of the pa ; ner ot the writing and paging, and its delivery, 4 bore an air of veri-similitude which forbade " ! suspicion, whilst the hour at which it was hand > | ed in, when the editors had gone, and the print , j ing hands alone were in the offices, precluded ! that investigation which was necessary to as certaii. its true character. So huuiuu being in New York—not even the fanatical editor of the . Tribune —believes that the editors of the World I or the Jour nut oj Commerce were guilty of any complicity with this turgery, and yet —listen 5 American people and marvel that in three short s years you have come to two oryaus of' a . lunje public opinion were suppressed bi/ force of r arms, before the outraged voice of the commu nity could wake into life the sluinliering instru ments which the law has thrown around '.lie person and property of each citizen for his pro tection. And this, too, in a place three hun -1 died miles troiu the scene of any warlike move* 1 ments; outside, hundreds of miles outside, of ' any military lines, and where, too, the law ot j the land is in lull operation, and where there a are thousands ot eager sycophants of power, anxious to earn a smile from the Administra ' tiou by a prompt execution of its wishes against > ; any one so unfortunate as to come legitimately 1 within its toils. Is this real? Is this true? Are we living in free and independent United States ot America'? Or, is it a dark dream, the shad ows from a forgotten world ? Alas, it is too . true! Ihe Tribune indeed—most probably with a just anticipation of its own fate, should the orders of the Government be carried out—hopes that such will not be done, but has no word of rebuke for the outrage on the laws, or on the , rights of the people, and bases its expression ol desire, not on the pleu of a violation of the rights ot the people and the laws, but on the simple ground of non-complicity of the editors. V\ hat difference does that make in the offence against society, which has been perpetrated"? > llow does it affect the crime against our li!>er i ties which the Government lias committed, whether Mr. Marble, or Messrs. i'rime, Stone, , Hale Hallock, were guilty or not of the charge against them? That is a matter which concerns us not now. But what is \ ital to our I freedom is to know how a Federal armed sol dier dare to enter a printing office and seize a citizen of the State of New Y'ork, or of the U. b.utes, without warrant, without oath, without ) process of law, and in the midst of a peaceful and peace organized community If a Federal ■ j vessel stands steamed up in .New \ ork harbor J to spirit away editors—guilty or not guilty— : j to Federal prisons; if we are to hear the tinkle ■ jot Mr. beward's bell now in our ear, then law ! is at an end, Government is at an end, social jorder is at an end, find we are prostrate slaves j in the dust—fit to be trampled on by the men - who see we allow it.— l'hiCa. Aye. Our P/donno-o-. >v. T | The Boston Journal publishes a long list of I Massachusetts and other troops, captured by the i Confederates, in the recent battles on the" lied j iiivtv. Accompanying tlio list is the following I u *■ anient, signed bj Uniopofficers, which speaks ( lor itself: . | "We desire, as a matter of justice, to say | that the treatment of our men who are prison ers in hospital, has been uniformly kind and | courteous. The same comforts have been fun ishtd the Confederates. They have been obiig ! Ed to he side by side, closely packed in, lying j on cotton beds, which are very comfortable— ! enemies but a few hours before, now not aw >rd I spoken except in kindness or to supply some ! want. The Indies of the piace have brought j | in bandages, lint, and of eatables ail the little ! luxuries they could purchase for the sick and i wounded, ahd have distributed with great kind j ness to our soldiers as well as their own. The j village is small, but every facility tbey have for | ! making their men comfortable is cheerfully giv- ! jen to us. In many things of course tbeaccurn* j odations and supplies arc limited. VVe take j ' f hi opportunity of expressing our sincere thanks f ! for favors to our sick and wounded prisoners. \ (Signed; LX. Wileox, Surgeon 130 th Ilii- • j nois Volunteers, and Medical .Director Ith Di- ! j vision 12th Army Corps; G. V. innie, burgeon. ' | 1 7th Illinois \ olunteers ; W. 11. Saddler bur i geon 19th Kentucky Volunteers; J. F. Heys, ! ; Surgeon 9(>th O V. I. : J. W. Angell, Surgeon : j 24th Iowa; Benjamin A. Fordyce, Assistant j Surgeon 10th N. Y. Volunteers; A. 11. Zeigler, ! | Assistant Surgeon Hal. oth division Cavalry ; P. ft!. McFarland, Assistant Surgeon 56th Ohio j Volunteers; 11. M. Lyons, Assistant Surgeon ! : 2Uh lowa." i i People North, and people South, with these 1 kind feelings toward each other in their hearts, ; have been set to fighting ! By whom ? By fiends j !in the shape of abolitionists. If there be in j the infernal pit, one pljtcc deeper than another, it will be reserved for these human blood-hounds, the Preachers, and writers who arc the cause of j this unnatural civil war; the Befechers, Clieev- ' ers, Tyngs, Tiltons—the Bryants, Greeley's, j Forneys— and other monsters not a few of whom j are the Quakers, Humanitarians and Leaguers , here at home. Custom-House Investigation. Facts in possession of the Congressional Com- I mitteo appointed to investigate the affairs of the I. New Y'ork Custom House show that an enor- ; j moos and still active trade with the rebels is i extensively carried on between that city and reb- ', eldom. The committee received notice a short | time since from Montreal that a rebel agent was < in New Y'ork purchasing material and machin ery for an iron clad ram. It is well ascertain ed that a large number of machinists have late- , ly yielded to persuasions of Southern agents in , New England, and consented to sell their ser- , vices to the rebellion. Yet, no arrests have been made. i t So savs a Washington despatch. This trea-'t sonable traffic through the Custom House is the i work of Loyal Leaguers who hold office under the President of the United States: but Lincoln <: refuses to turn them out lest it create a division i* the party and defeat his re-nomination LETTERS FROM THE ARMY. ENTRENCHMENTS NEAR HEADQUARTERS, ) 10th Army Corps, Va., May 19, 185 4. j FUIF.NI> Boon: I take the present opportunity to drop you a few lines to let you know how things are going on here. We have been lighting for me last six days. Part of the time wo have had a j very rough time of it. We were defeated on i Monday and driven batik, suffering very heavily. I think our entire loss is about s*ooo, killtd, wounded ami missing. We lost our Colonel, Lieut. Colonel and Adjutant, one Surgeon, two Captains and two Lieutenants, besides having several officers wounded. Our regim. it lost it bout 275 in all. I aiu very sorry to ii orm you that with the missing is your son A. wander, Nottingham, and several more out >f our com pany, in all 39. Lieut. Barnhart is wounded and a prisoner. Keport says that Col. VV'.ite I and the Adjutant are killed, but that the other i officers are wounded and prison *rs. Captain Alwtzgar is uusatng. Capt. J. Filler is wounded in the arm. We were within 2 miles of Fort* Darling and 8 miles from Richmond, but fell back 5 miles. The Kebs followed us up until wc got into our breastworks, and there again attacked ds. We have been fighting all ; tiie nine since then, until about >ce hour ago. th tiring ceased. J think tiiey have fallen bucU to their forts I was in some of the hottest places I was ever in, and never want to get into i tliem again. But Co. 14 stood up to the work like men—and Capt. S. S. Metzgar was the bo}' to stay with his men. They fought until the ; Rubs were so close to them that I thought they would have a hand to hand fight; hut it got too ; hot. They were fighting four to one. The Kebs. were reinforced in the ni_iit from Lee's ( army, and the fog being very thick, tbey -iip j ped up and took.their position so that they could shell our whole line, which they did wry nict-lv j You can form no idea of an army of 35. uO ) troops in a retreat. I never want to see ano | ther sight like it as long us I live. After thev ; got our line broken they poured the balls and | shell into us till I thought it was raining shells i and balls. I was carrying off a woun Jed man and bad to go very slow ; so I had a good ci .tare |to see and hear ail. The bullets were - > thick and close to us that we felt the wind of them fin our iaccs as they passed. But we held on to | our man till we got him safe. Alexander was | captured after we began to retreat, but could I not make bis escape. As soon as they saw lhat they had our line broken, thev put their caval ry id:er us and they took him. I saw him just as we began to retreat, but, iu the confusion, I lost sight oi him. Every one had enough to do to take care of himself. But they won't keep lit in iong. You may make yourself easy, for I know he is not wounded, unless they did it af ter they had taken him. Wo will be, reinforced soon with 30,000 troops, then we will call out and see them again. But I must close for this time. Direct as follows: A. C- Mower, Drum Ma jor, 55th P. V., Ist Brigade, 3d Division 10th Army Corps, near Fort Monroe, Va. Your friend, A. C. MOWER. NEAR THE WILDERNESS, VA , / May 13, 1804. \ DEAR FATHER: —I seat myself to let vou know that I am stiil alive but bv a very sliui , chance. We have boen fighting tho enemy j since the 4th of tiffs month, day and night, jWe have lost greatly in our brigade. lam now acting Adjutant General for Col. Smith, a* j>. -*j■ ■. V, or- nniunrou miu taiton prisoner. When we left camp we had 2,500 men and now jwe can account for 1,000. making a loss of | 1,500 men, killed, wounded and missing, besides a great niniy officers also. Our re ,T imcnt is commanded by a Captain. One of our regi j incuts went in yesterday with about three hund red men, 10-t :hcir Colonel and came out with ; fitly men fit for duty. I made several very nar row escapes; had one horse shot from on ter inc and another wounded; also had two bullet holes through my over coat and one through , my pants cuttingmy knee a little. Cnpt is still alive. Our regiment, I believe, lost pret jty heavily ; I think about three hundred aral ; twenty-five. As the firing is getting very heavy and it is raining, I will close for this time. I am, as ever, vour son, JOHN A.GUMP, Lt. & A. A A. G. To G. W. Gr.wr. Abolition Outrage and Probable TJurder. i On Sunday night, while Rev. Carey Harri j Son, a man seventy years old, an old citizen of | Hamilton county, was preaching at the Barn j JI ill meeting house, on Williams creek, in Wash* , ington county, he was fired at through the win | dow * hi* 7 Hit arm shattered above the el I bow, and will have to he amputated. It is fear |ed he cannot recover. Mr. Harrison is a I)em iocraf, but a quiet and inoffensive man. He I nevrf obtruded his political opinions. Ile had ; preached at the ffttpe place in the morning a pure gospel sermon. One of the brethren, after the fiendish acr, • walked up to Mr- Harrison and remarked, "If you are a true Union man, I am sorry for you: ; if a butternut, it served you right—they should all be shot!"' Another member of the church, of the Union League, said he might tell something about it, but he was afraid to. Mr. Harrison was so feeble from age and in- ' firmity, that he had to sit down part of the time j in delivering his sermon. Wc have fallen upon j | evil times indeed, when men can be assassinated \ ! at the altar, and professed Christians sanction : the outrage. — Indianapolis Sentinel , 25./ alt. Hews from Sherman, Banks and Butler. WASHINGTON, May 21— Mujor General Despatches from General Sherman state that ; our forces found in Rome a good deal of pro visions and seven line iron-works arid machi nery. We have secured two good bridges and at: excellent ford across the Etowah. The cars arc arriving at Kingston with stores, and two days would be given to replenish and lit up. A dispatch just received from General Banks, dated at Alexandria the Bth day of ftlav, states that "the dam will be completed to-morrow, (May 9th,) and the gunboats relieved." He would then move immediately for the Mississippi. General Canby was at the mouth of the Red ! river, on the 14th of May, collecting forces to assist Banks, if necessary. Despatches from General Butler, dated at ten o'clock last night, report that he had been fighting all day, the enemy endeavoring to close j in on our lines. We shall hold on. We have captured the rebel General Walker, ! of the Texas troops. I, En WIN M. STANTON, j i Secretary of War. 1 The Pennsylvania Reserves. Three years ago, what was called the sykanui Restttte Cot-pi, constitutcd a body of m-n o! whom the Keyetone State was jij s t) v proud. At an hbtli of great peri!—-at a tin, when the fate of the ilepubiic quivered in tin novel tain balance of war—the Resents went forth, fifteen thousand Strong, and in that per iod of solicitude and uncertainty, they reanima ted the failing hopes and almost panicized valur of the country. For three years they partici pated in every battle fought by the Army of the Potomac, In the front Constantly, they were where clanger and death were c ver present. *g their ranks wen decimated, the very (lower of the younsr manhood of the State v< 'out' red to preserve their maximum strength, so u, tt inst' ad of fifteen, we may safety write that : 2 t . 000, men were absorb-d. is . j to time, were added to to. the Reserves- i'ne State < Pe.o-s.. tered her p ide in this or_. she loved the soldiers composing iu . . any me re than she did the brave men >• in her other military organizations, but l>ecau.-e tlie Ilreer/vs to a greater'degree represented the valor and tire- military vigor of .he Stare. But alas for uli tiiis valor and vig_>r' W here arc they tiuw. Where are lte brows for whom our virgins veer so lately twining the laurel wreath? W hen are llie stalwart men who stood in ser ried lines on so many well fought battle-fields? We looked at for a remnant of them, weeks ago, to return to their homes on the clear expiration of their term of enlistment. But wdn re are these, our brethren now? E ho amid tiie booming of cannon, the groans of the dy ing, the shrieks of the wounded and the curves of the captured, answer WHERE? The Reserves perished ou the late sanguinary field where Grant struck hi# giant blow for freedom. On the Rap id an and the Po, the pride and glare of Pennsylvania found graves. Of all that proud host, scarcely a thousand men are left—rnd thus tlie Reserves filled the tini * *o sternly allotted to them by the Government—and fore ver mora, they will bo unable to contend with in - lbs.— They closed their last right in a glorious death. For tli m the spirit-stirring drum and the shrill life, will henceforth have no animating sound. 1- r them the mothers, and wives and sweet heart#, with loving welcomes on their lips, will gaze into tlie broad road which leads home, in vain. The virgin sits weeping with her wreath of glory withered in her hands; and tlie Ira grant buds v,' which -he had hoped to wreath the brow of tho hero, are now scattered, faded to the memory of the dead! We do not com plain. God maintain our loyalty, in this the hour of our overwhelming sadness! But who wi!'. dare to prevent us from writing that storn was the authority which construed the duty of the Reserves—cold was the order which con signed our weary heroes—our battle-worn broth ers . their graves, before we coui i fold them to our bosoms and their sisters print a last fer vent kiss upon their cheeks. But Pennsylvania will yet do honor to her Reserves, alike to the rem nant of the living who will come home to us, and the dead whose graves mark the most famous of the battle-fields of the Army of the Potomac? —llarri&burg Telegraph. Til 3 Pennsylvania Militia. ' Proclamation of Governor Curtin. Whkkkas, Circum-tan as render it not; im probable that the "resident of the Coked States may, within a short time rail on Pennsylvania iv/ wiunteer Militia lor a brief form of service. And \N utiRLAs, The example of the brave j men now i" the lield from Pennsylvania, here , tofore on every battle-field distinguished for ( courage an 1 efficiency, and who, in the recent battles in Virginia, have gained an enviable dis tinction by their deeds of valor and endurance, should stimulate their brothers at home to in creased efforts to sustain their country's flag _ i and terminate the rebellion ; | Noiv, therefore, I, Andrew G. Curtin, Gov ernor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania do make this my Proclamation, earnestly re questing the people of the Commonwealth, wil , ling to respond to such a call of the President, io form military organizations without delay, that they may not be found unprepared to do so. And Ido further request that command ing officers of all military organizations which j may he formed in compliance with this procla | mation, do forthwith report the condition of their respective commands, t .at prompt meas ures iu:.y be taken for getting them into theser , j vice in case a requisition should be ma le hy the General Government. Such e.., ! will be for a term of not ie.-s then at red days, i'be troops will L - clot;. I. suhsl.stcd a:..1 paid by the Cut. mustered into the service the .ff | G.vea under iuy liiuid an ,• at • S:ate, at Harrisburg, this 18ih day Mr. .e thousand eight hundred and sixty-tour, and of j the Commonwealth the eighty-eighth, j iiy the Governor. ELI SLIFEH. secretary of lite Comnly^nvealth | Direct From the Front—Grant and Lee's Position. j Washington, Friday, March 21,18". i.—Cot. Markland, General Aruiy .Mail Agent, attached to Gen. Grant's Stall arrived late last evening s dircefiy from the front. He says of the move! meat of the _'d Army Corps on the 18th instant, j that, w uile it was not successful in ourrviD' T all j the works of thoiemy, it accomplished atTiu?- poriant result on the enemy's left. Gen. Lee occupies Spottsylvania Court House . proper, and is fortified all aruuud hie unuy; his i camp is a perfect fortress. Gen. Grant has made almost an entire circuit of the enemy's position in the various assaults . made upon ft at tunes, iike that, of the 18th, i chiefly with the hope of forcing Gen. Lee out of his works, so that his army can he readied j upon a fair field. • There arc several reasons why little else than these demonstrations have been made within, the last few days; First, the roads and fields in the vicinity of the army were never m a woise con dition for the movement of artillery, cavalry, or even infantry. Secondly, reinforcements have been getting up, and in consequence of the bad j condition ot the roads, they have been greatly ; delaj. -d in reaching General Grant; and in tho third place, certain demonstrating forces were first to be heard from, upon whose operations much depended. During this delay, the army proper has been resting and recuperating Col. Markiand, who was with Gen. Grant in the southwestern campaign, says he never saw the army in better condition or in finer spirits, and never in his life did he witness such enthus iasm towards a General as the Army of the Potomac manifest towards Gen. Grant, when ever lie makes his appearance. Gen. Grant was i:i the very best spirits, and evidently felt that he was master of the situation

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