The evening telegraph. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1864-1918, July 08, 1864, FOURTH EDITION, Image 1

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I Washtooton, July 8, Noon. -Infurmntion lion
teen received here to-dny, wbicti sets at rest tho
jaetion of the condition and character f tho
Hebel force now operating In Western Maryland,
"which is deemed perfectly reliable.
The -expedition Is under command of l.leuten-ant-Oeneral
Jubal A. Enrley, of Virginia. The
cavalry is commanded by Major-General lUnoom
and firigodier-Genurul John ImlhMlen. There are
oine tlx regiments of cavalry, Including Mty.or
Moteby'i Battalion and Colonel Gllmore'i Itcgl
tent. Several batteries of artillery and the Ca
det Corps of the Virginia Military Institute form
a part of the forc e.
The infantry division Is und.T command of
Hajor-General Pickett, and is composed !' de
tachments fmm Ewell's Corps, and this brigade
of Brigadier-General John A. McCauland.
Generals Jones and Terry cominund brigades, and
General Lilly commands a division. The whole
force doet not amount to tifti.'cn thousand men
most of whom are not votcran troops.
Tbeoljictot the raid is not to get plunder
altogether, us tho forr han but a smalt w ion
train, and cannot hope to eu:iH with any urnat
quantity of stores. The force will, of cocrso, dis
tribute to subsixt as usual,' and afu-r doiii: ail the
moral or physical damage of which theto Rebels
may be capable, will leave und cro-s the rotoniae.
General Lee's design In ordonug this raid is to
frighten our authorities into a recall of General
Grant's army, and destroy, If possible, the rail.
roads connecting Washington with the Xortli aitd
General Crook is rer orted at Cumberluul with
Ills cavalry to-day. Jle will move at om-o to
atto-'k the Ilehels. General iluntei's entire
force is comltig up as rapidly as possible. ( I !!,.-
rals Sigel and Siithl are lighting about H irpur's
Colonel Iiwell has gone to Lecsbcrg with a
brigade of cavalry to cut the Rebels olf, and
General Augur has advanced a force of Infantry
to support him. General Wallace will have as
. many troops as ho can tandlo at bis disposal, and
General Couch will not bo left with an inadequate
force. C'cnerul Hunter is directing operation
under orders from Gcueruls Grant und liallcck.
Drkiiitcli from tifwrnl t'niirli to Mayor
1Iarui::i ko, July 8. To Alexander Henry
Esq., Mayor of Philadelphia : I deem it of great
importance thut you use your ofllclal inllucnee
at once to raise men under tho receut calls of
Governor Curtin.
1). N. Coi i n, Major-Geueral.
nt iiai.timoui: uisi'ak ins.
Mprciul to Tlie t:culiiji 'IVlcriipli.
liALTiuoiiK, July 8. General W'ullace is still
at Frederick, aiid haB thus far cll'ectually whipped
l)ck the Rebels on all occasions. It i believed
tin y will retreat to-day. Lurgo reinfom iueuts
mo reaching General Wallace, rendering Ulm
ierfcct!y secure In his position.
There was considerable lightiug yesti nl iy aad
lust night, but tho easuultlcs are incotisidoralile.
Kif-'ol remains nufely at Maryland lLiights, .md
undUtuibed, except by occasional Rebul ehclU.
A"at amounts of pluiiiler are beintf carriei
across the Potomac by the Rebels ; people In a'ul
around Fiederii k arc less alarmed, as it Is bu
lltved the iiisnitcuti are preparing to retire, or
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concentrate at somo other point. There la yet no
definite idea of the ontlro body of tho invading
General Wallace states that lie docs not sup
pose it half as large as reported, though there
may bo a heavy reserve in the Shenandoah
It is just now reported that a luree force of
Rabcls is within a fuw miles of Frederick, nre-
iwirlng to give battle, but the rep.nt is donbtful.
Ihe western Maryland Railroad runs to Union
liridgo, the entire length unmolested.
Nprlnl to Th Fvrnlnsr Telparrmph.
Kactimorr, July 8 124 P. M. Thore are
reports here, but not fully authenticated, that a
strong Rebel force apeaml near Fredorick City
this morning, and heavy tightinc was in progress
to-day. The enemy Is aM to have rivalry, artil
lery, and infantry.
General Wallace is fondling our forces admira
bly. It is said he has driven tho Retola at all
points. My opinion It that the Rebels will remain
on this side the Potomac, if by doing so they are
certain of not beirggtb'dcd up.
I now learn that some Rebel cava'.ry is at Em
mit4iurg, and citiieas are leaving.
The Orsrnnlzntlon of tli MIIIHn.
The followirg Sespatch was received this morn
ing from Harrisburg :
iMAiiHisHi Ho, July 7 To Henry C. Lca,Ksi.
1 i aieu ids eucn 01 ine provisuin lor muster by
minimum rrghnenis as con ulied in the call of
tue l'resiuent. I tiavn sulimitte. I your despatch
10 tho Governor and Gff.ioral f'nurh, now bore.
The hundred day men will be ui'istered by mini
mum companies. A. L. Rusaixi.,
Adjutant Gcaerai of I'onnsylvauia.
The following despatch was received in this
clty this moniing :
llAitinsmifta. July 4. Geobte R. Meswr.
sini b, Cabkr of the Cmiilu'rinod Hank, tele
eiai.lnd last uicbt t) J. W. Wct. Cashier of thn
Ilairlsburg Hank, that the Rebel raid was ended,
sue mm ine ncoen naa reireate.1 irora It igcrs
town, audio send home the 'teller of tho bojik
with ihe securities, Arc, which wore placed ill mi
churKC to laUe 10 Harrisiiin .'. Tho teller de-
partcil on His way rejoicing tins morning.
Tli Misrylitnit Kntil The Rrbl iinn
Irani llr-r'a Fwry l lm Kallroad uvt
Krr loiioly llnningnl.
llAl.TiMoHK, July N, 1 p. M. Advices from
Harper's Ferry, this morng, show thut the
Rebels have left there.
The force In front of Fred rick yesterday is
not believed to have eceede I 21.00. The stories
told by tho prisoners taken of their having a
large force beyond South Muiintaln are, most
probably, mcro boasts int. u J.'d to mislead us,
At all events, no very largo force 1ms as yet been
actually discovered by our scouts und recon
noitring parties.
The special despatches sent from the city that
fittyornixty miles of the railroad had been d
stroyed, Is merely a sensational fletiou.
The otllcers of tho road assure me that, with
their facilities for obtaining information, which
certainly are quite equal to any otlcr, they have
nothing to warrant any such statement.
On Ihe contrary, all their Information goes to
bhow that thus far very little dumage has been
done to the road ; that the enemy have been too
much engaged in getting plunder B devote much
attention to the road.
JfCeituinly the road is all rlgijt westwurd from a
point about ten miles west of Martinsburg, and
from Harper's Ferry cust towards Baltimore.
Thus tho Rebels have so far only held or ope
rated on some twenty-live miles of the road, on
which they have only destroyed the more unim
portant bridges, which can bo rebuilt lu two or
three days.
Gen. Hunter Is supposed by this timo to have
reuchi d a point not far west of Martiushurg, and
possibly bus already struck a blow ut the enemy
in the rear.
There is no excitement here, as teh graphed
North. Our people ure confident und us cool as
the wi.i.htr wiil permit.
A lilu'll asliiu."tou i iheial denies the truth
ol the report JhiU acre will be further Cabinet
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During; RtronnoliMiinr by Opinio CaIt
luir, rnttrd Mntr Nnvj II ViHlt. the
KabnrbN of Wilmington and ('splnrm
a Talnablo Krbrl Mali Acting Mnolrr
Howard Ilaya Hmvlxlon at a Kebrl
Mori Intrnnrly FtrlUnK Trip Down
the KUrr How the Reli.U wrre Out
witted at Every Iol(rt, lilc, l'.te.
ltKAi voHT, N.C, June lib One of the most
daring neonnoissarires made durine the war h is
jest been suceesafnlly achieved by Cutitain Cusb-
n g, oi me gnnooHt Mtmticeilo. un the night of
the V4th instant, 'the Captain took a llrst nitter,
with fifteen nu-s and two otficers, (Acting Knsi.Ti
Jones and Acting Mnster's Mate Howard), and
succeeded in f assing the forts of the west bar at
Wilmington, and started up the Capo Fear river.
After a mirraw eseape of being run over by one
of the Rebel steamers plying the mer, he passed
the second line of batteries and continued his
coarse until Old Brunswick was reached, where
tb" Rebel have a heavy battery, when be was
bailed and fired upon, but succeeded ia passing
tmscathed, by feigning to pass down the river
and cro'sing to the trienillv cover of the opposrto
bank. He then coutiuiiedhlscoursenp the river.
By this artifice the RoU'ls were decreed, and
signalized to the forts to intercept him as he came
down the river, which they supposed was the di
rection taken.
At half-past two the next morning the captain
had reached a point seven mib-s distant from
Wilmington, where he caused tho heat to be
hauled on the bunks and concealeil from view by
bushes aud marsh gra.-N. Day had now dawned,
and it became necessary to select a place of con
cealment, v. bleb was found in the bnmh on the
Soon afrr r da light the Rebel steimers, block
ade runners and trim-ports, could he fcen bv tho
paity plying up and down the river, ami in' fact,
the llnpeuip ol the Rebel Commodore Lynch
passed by, pennart living, the distinguished gen
tleman entirely uneonscions of tiic fact thu' a
ritie in u sternly hand could and would, but for
obvious reasons, have given him his quietus.
Two blockade steamers of the first class passed
tip and one down the flint twenty-four
hours. When night bad f airly i-et in the captain
prepared to launch bis boat, when the two bo
rouncied the point, and, he supposed, having dis
covered his position, they design' d to a' tick him;
but It proved to be a returned Uniting party. Tho
entire t artv were captured eight in number.
ComiH'lliug them to act in Ihe capacity of
guides, he proceeded to examine nil the f millcu
tiotis, river obstructions and other objects of
interest within three miles ot Wilmington. Here
he was compelled to pasi throufh a creek run
ning ih rough a cvpress su amp, b r several hoars,
through grass eight teet high and immense cyprcs
trees on each side, whose shadow cast a dark
gloom only exceeded by darkness.
Hv two o'clock that morning a road was
reached, which proved to be a branch to the in on
road to Wilmington, and joining it ut a point Iwo
miles disuint. The party was here divided, ten
being left to hold this road; and tho cuit tin.
taking; the remaining eight men, took position at
the junction ot the roads, one of which was tho
main. Several prisom rs were here captured, but
none of importance. At about eleven o'clock A.
M. the Rebel courier, with tho mails from Fort
Fisher and lower batteries, en rout to Wilming
ton, whose approach was awaited, came duly
along, and be, with bis entile mall, was captured.
On examination this proved to lie a prize of
value, there being upwards of two hundred docu
ments, private and otlic al, and many of great
importance. The party, having thus far labored
successfully, experienced the necessity for re
freshment for Hie inner man, and accordingly
Muster's Matu Howard garbed himself in the
courier's clothes, and, mounting the same wor
thy's horse, proceeded two miles to a store and
pun based a supply of provisions, with which lie
salely returned. The prices tho mate thought
coibitunt, but did not fuel disposed, iu his liberal
mood, to haggle or heat down.
Shortly utter moro prisoners were raptured,
und ull that w us now re )uired to add to thu eeLti
of the achievement, was to capture tho courier
and mail from Wilmington, whose advent was
looked lor at fl P.M. Tlio impatience of the
party may be imagined, when it is stated that
tho mail would contain the day's papers issued
ut Wilmington ut 1 P. M., and our nomadic,
friends were anxious to obtain the latest news
Tiio courier arrived slightly In advance of time,
but one of the sailors having moved Incautiously
across the road, was seen bv him, und taking
alarm, took to his heels at fall spued. Captain
( ushlnir, lil.e Paul Duval No. o, awaited him on
the road, with pistol cocked, put spurs to bis
horse ami pursued forabout three miius. lint the
Conner speeded on like a whirlwind, and the
Captain being rather further from bis lui th in
lie thought prudent, to .k to Ids Hue ot retreat
utld fell buck in r apid, but good order.
'i he telegraph wire loading to Wilmington was
they cut for several huiidic I (aids, and the
party, with prisoners uud bj'Oll's, rcjoiucj th
m t i - j riant vans if
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squad, left with tho boat, and, proceeding do wn
the creek, reached the river about dark. The
prisoners iindiug the speed of the boats, mea
sures were taken to dispose of them by depriving
one of the ti-btng boats of oars and sails, and
setting it adrift in the middle of tho river, thus
remit ring it impossible for them to give the
a arm the tide floated them on some friendly
But while pvtting this plan into execution, a
ttesmer npproaehed rapidly, and detection was
only avoided by the party Icaiang into the water
' und Iroldlngon to the gunwales ot the ho it. The
I Meaner passing, thu prisoners und boat word
sent i unit.
Nothing of interest occurred on the route down
the tiver, until ut a point between the battoriea
at Brunswick and Fort Fisher, when a bout was
discovered making rapidly towards the shoro.
Alter an exciting chase she was overtaken, and
lier occupants, consisting of six persons, foar of
whom were R.iiriers, were taken an board and
tho bout cut adult. From them information was
obtained that the Rebels were an the yni rit e,
having boats posted at the narrow entrance
betwem the foits lo Intercept the return. To un
derstand tbo position of the parry It should bo
known that they were then but three hundred
yards distant from two forts, and this on a moon
light night.
Captain Gushing, on learning thu Rebels' de
signs, resolved to take a de-peratu chance of
lighting his way through, supposing that in case
there were but one or two beat-, he might, by
giving a broadside, escape in the confusion. On
arriving at the mouth ol the harbor, he perceived,
as be imagined, one largo bout, which, wonder
fully prolific, soon gave oli th to three men', which
i re altcrwards increased in number by live from
Ihe opposite bank. This completely blocked up
the narrow entrance to the harbor.
The helm was put bard aHrt to gain dbtance,
and seeing a large sail boat tilled with troops,
(sevriity flvo muskeeters), at once decided that
tbe only bntie lay in out muu.r iivring them. The
Ri bels, providentially, did not doring this inter
val lire a shot, no doubt anticipating the certain
cup tu re of ull. There being unotaer means of
escape Into the harbor (the west bar), the only
possible hope was in impressing tlie Rebels with
the ( pinion that he would attempt that, the only
lemuining rbauee of escape.
AeioiUingly, apparently nicking for this point,
me llciiei tioats were drawn together In pursuit,
when, rapidly ehanulng his direction, tho captain
brought Ills boat buck to the other entrance (tho
east bur), und di eply looaded as she was (twenty
six in ibe boat), forced her into tbe breakers.
Riliels, evidently dolled, dared not ven uie to
ti How, and the guns of the batteries which were
pointed lo hike thu channel, were anprepared to
in II ict d. nnii-'e.
Captain Cushing has a'rivnl sifelvwkh his
right prisoners aud mail, and can cougratulato
himself In having performed on. of the most
lia.ardous und daring tea's of tint war. His es
cape from this position of jeop irdy is reir irded
by Ihe laivy ollicer- as lit le sh tt of In iaciil.nn,
und ihe lieU l prisoners b ve not yet recoveied
their uiuaetnent a' thu tiolducss of the feat.
In'oimution ot' great value to tho service bus
thus la i n oli'ained, but which I am precluded
from giving to the public.
Captain Cushing c iininenils Messrs. Jones ami
Howard highly lor their gallant conduct on this
us on many previous occasions, utld likewise the
trew with him.
The expedition was out three days and two
nights. .Vw York llemtd.
Tho llnltlo or HenesHW.
Marietta, (ii., June an. I write this des
patch in basic, to send by the ollicer going home
In charge of General Marker's body.
T here was un ominous silence along our lines
this morning; not a shot lirrd along our id kct
lines ; yet the cognosrenti knew that a heavy
storm was brewing.
lioird's und Davis' Divisions of the 1 lib Corps
bad quietly shifted by night from the left to the
right of ibe 4th Corps', and on thu morning ot tho
'27th Davis moved into position to tho right of
Newton's Division, 4th Corps, with lUird's Divi
sion a little thrown to the rear In reserve. Geary's
Division of the 20th Corps had closed up on
Davis, so as to engage thu enemy at that point.
Williams' and Butterlield's Divisions were on Uio
right of Geary, with Scuolleld swinging round
on the Rebels' extreme light, and were now
fomewbat advanced hey and Culp's farm.
The programme of ihe morning was, at eight
o'clock, Newton was to commence the assault on
a strong hill toiliewe-lol lvcncsaw, which is a
poweilnl position in the hands ot the enemy,
und Irolil which their artillery has i ousideruliiy
iinnoyud us. Stanley's and Wood's Divisions
were ou the right and rear of New ton, somewhat
thrown back til n-lu-Um, but within supporting
Newton's Divi-lon advanced In column by
division, tho liith Ohio, Colonel Opdvke, coher
ing the 1 1 out us skirnil-hcr.i, lolluwed b
the ilst Illinois, Our lines hud to udvsnce
through a UiUoe wuod of ticcj uud uutlvrwood,
und up a steep nsnt. The enemy were In
trenched behind a strong breastwork protected
, by a formidable abatis in front, ilnrjcer's Itrl
igado moved llrst, Kimball on his left, aud Wag
oev conforming with tbeir movements.
The l'J.ith Ohio, 74th Illinois, und another re
Igiment skirmished heavily with tbe enemy,
diivlng them bavk on tbeir lines, but were re
ceived there by a destructive tire of musketrv.
Our lines now advanced to their support, wtie i
two Rebel batteries opened on tbeir right and
Hank, with a shower ol musketrv In trout, our
nu n cheered and dashed ou ; but tho decimating
tire of the enemy thinned tbeir lines and madu
them waver.
Our ollloem rushed forward and cheered them
on ; but from concealed batteries and secure
breastwosks thu leaden storm came, mowing our
men down by scores. Our battcrios were playing
on the enemy ; but, regordlcssof this, they sissmed
to give all their attention to our advancing
columns. Our troops lull bock, our otllcers in
vain trying to rally them.
Captain Fidward G. Whiteside, Adjutant-General
to General Darker, seeing the men faltering,
rushed forward, pistol in hand, at their head,
whin be was siruek by a bull through tbe thigh.
His men helped him to his horse, but Just then
his horse was shot under him, and his noble
General fell mortally wounded near hliu. Cap
tain Whitinle is u native of Pittsburg, and acted
nobly m this fatul charge. Captain Wliitesidu's
life was n ost probably saved by a penknife which
be bud iu bis pocket, which turned the ball from
the bone through thu llesby part of the thigh.
Tbe knife and ball wore extracted from the
Generals Kimball, Wagner, and Harker, seeing
their men giving way, rallied them in person.
With bis cup in his raised hand, cheering on
his mm, who wavered benca lithe withering lire
that swept tbeir ranks, full Brigadier-General
ChnrlrsG. lluiker, shot through the si.le.
General lluiker was a native of Mulligun UNI,
N. J. He wa.s a graduate of West Point, and a
Captain in tbe 1'ith Regulars. At tho commence
ment of Ibe war, he was appointed to the Colonelcy
. .f ibe h.'ai Ohio, and was commissioned as a
llrigiidkr in September, 18(13, for his bravery at
he battle of Chickumanga; lost two horses at
Chiekumtvoga ; was wounded and had Ids horse
killed at Mission Ridge; was also wounded and
bud a here killed at Resacca.
By tbe death of General Hurker the country
has lost ii brave soldier and etllcient ollicer; bis
nu n an ollicer whom they giori d In following,
and who whs always foremost where duty and
danger culled him. lie bus lallen ia the prime ot
inanhis d, being but twentv -seven yeirsof age;
but be bas lett a tinine that history will record
with pride. He was a line, handsome looking
young man. llnive Darker! little I thought,
when I saw you proudly leud ou your men, that
I would so soon ree your
Our troops had now fallen back to their line of
works, tbe Rubels ull the tune keeping up a mur
der, us lire up.ri tin in from the shelter of their
works, widen they dure not leave. Our loss
must be severe. Newton's Division atone inns'
buve lost about six hundred men ; Wood's and
Stanley'" Divisions wereonly partially engig-d.
Davis' Division, 1 till Corps, was heavily en
gaged on tbe right of Newton. They, too, met
with n slight icpalse, nuil lost severely.
Colour! McCook, commanding a brigade, was
severely wounded, besides several other valuable
Your correspondent there will give all por
tictdurs. Garey's Division engaged the enemy's skirm
ishers, driving them lui '.; to tbeir works, ilis
urtillery materially assisted his advance.
Jt is reported that Scholield has repulsed the
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A Wobk iok Northern Womkn. None, for
a moment, will deny that the womea of the
Soutli huvo excrdsed a potent influence in foster
ing and upholding the Rebellion. After the fla.h
of excitement Incident to the calling to arms of
men for the defense of Southern homes and
firesides bad fuded away, these women, matroas
und maids, assumed the work of replenishing tho
decimated ranks of her armies, and of placing in
the stead of w.ainded and hopelessly crippled
soldiers, strong and stalwart men, who should
re-arrest Ihe despoiled rights of the South, and
defend her soil against the invasions of the so
called Yankee homes.
Flashing eyes and eloquent Hps, we may sur
mise, addressed themselves in Irresistible appeals
to the hearts of tho Southron, bo he husband or
lover, brother or friend, until at lust love's ostra
cism compelled many a man to wear the livery
of the C. S. A. soldier, and to enter the ranks of
the then abhorred Rebel army.
Months and eveu years have passed since this
movement was inaugurated among the S cithern
women, yd even to-day this same influence is at
work in the South.
The once happy wife now wears the habili
ments of tbe widow, und the tear-dimmed eve
and faded cheek oi the sweetheart now proclaims
the death of her I. v i ; yet ,'or all this, these
wi men have pledged th. m-eives body and soul
to the task of re-cuing the South from her pre
sent thraldom, and of uiding tho Rebel Govern,
nient, as l st thev may, In sending to her forces
in the Ii. d every avail ible man aud stripling.
JS'ow, acting upon this principle, -alone, wli it a
woik is )ct belbro tbe women of the North.
While there is an eternity of ililfercnce between
the cause in which we of the North are engaged
; unci mat Kiwnicn our deluded southern brethren
buve devoted themselves tbe otto to the pT
j pctnliy n! the I uion, und the other to too de.
slruciion of that b essed rela ion yet the justice
1 ot Ibe one over the other renders th r work all the
mote tit tor the lalKirs ol our Northern wives
and sweethearts.
We do not accuse the ladies of alack of patriot
ism in Ihe gn at struggle in which we are en
gaged, for tbeir devotion to the cause has been
attested on the battle field and in the hospitals
for muny long and weary mouths pist; but we
say that in this matter ot enlisting men fur tbe
army, there is a wide field for the exercise of
their patriotic impulses.
Our armies are rapidly becoming delimited;
our h'.spit ils ate filled with thousands of si k
und wounded men ; lor days pa-t our State K e
cutive has plead for men to defend the old Key
stone Suite from the lavages of the traitor.
Men we must have. Thousands have already
sunk Into a soldiei's grave in defence of the old
flag, and thousands more in the West,
and Southwest ure still buttling for the preserva
tion of that starry emblem. We cannot suhuiit
to a draft.
It is degrading as well as unpopular, and
makes a man more a slavo than a lord. The
women by tiieir voices, by their appeals of love,
and acts of patriotism, can vet accomplish this
seemingly herculean task. The brave volunteer
must ho thu soldier after ull ; and thrice tho hero
lie, w ho from the combined motives of love and
patriotism, shoulders tho uiuskut and hies to the
battlc-lield. Vk ut wilt tho women do lu this
matter ?
The SiXTtr.TU Pennsylvania Rboimknt.
This popular organization is being rapidly tilled
up in uccordaucc with President Lincoln's recom
mendation and Governor Curtiu's cull for one
hundred days' service. Colonel William F.
Small is In command, and Is hard at work to ac
complish everything possible for tho heuelit aud
comfort of his meu.
The highest bounties are pai I, embracing all
those ollered by the Government, State and city,
together with private bounties. The headquar
ters are ut Major Berry 'si Sixth street below
Chennut. Colonel Small is ably and heartily
seconded by otllcers who have served under him
in thu -0 th aud Goth Regiments, aud young men
w ho desire to enlist under really gallant and en
pei iciii ed olllecrs, cannot do butter than join this
Tiib Commercial Reoimknt. This excellent
military organization, we are glad to hear, Is
rapidly tilling up. Colonel Leehler is an expe
rienced and capable ollicer, and will no doubt
obtuiu u splendid regiment.
Tub ISointv Bill Shineu. Mayor Henry
this morning aflxed bis signature to the or Ji
naueo passed yesterday, appropriating one hun
dred thousand dollars to pay bouutieS of titty
dolluj's each to voluutcei j.
General Howe to Take Com
mand at Harper's Ferry.
TO OF "f.r. .vv. TIUNTEE."
prvtnl to Tl. .
Hakhism'KO, Jn..
Hngerstown this mom,..,
I am assured that befor
""nh. .
f'nrned to
: - ' '.
to. ri'i
bc illstnrbcd in their progress.
It lo ks us if the Uugcrstown tl . - - .lu N
gobbli d up very shortly. There Is no v . .
that tbis force will enter Pennsylvania), t
main object of the Rebel advance is still In,.,
and appeals for militia are by no means les
argent or necessary. Smoke is now still asoend
ing from Hagerstown.
11 AHHism no, July 8. The telegraphic opera
tor bas been close to Hsgcrstown, and report
that the Rebels set fire lo the court house, rail
road depot, aud all other railroad buildlugs,
burning a large quantity of hay. '
. It Is known here that the Rebels mad their
appearance at Hancock this moruiug; bat in
what numbers is unknown.
. It is reported that there have not been at any
time over two thousand Rebels this aide of the
Potomac, and that Sigcl is entirely oat of danger.
Nothing, however, is known by General Sigel a
to the force In the Shenandoah Valley, Immedi
ately in his front.
.A scout just in from Boonsboro report lo
General Couch that two brigades are lying at
Boonsboro, composed of infantry and cavalry,
commander unknown. They crossed at Antletam
ford. '
Baltimork, July 8, 2 30 P. M. A specyjjgls
pateh to the American, dated at FrederiTj n
o'clock F.M.sajs that the Rebels have retreated
fully four miles from their position of yesterday
on tbe Boonsboro and Ilagerstown roods. ..
General Wallace and staff are actively engaged,,
and everything looks well.
Frederick Is In no danger.
Wc captured a cannon from tbe enemy yes
terday, i
Tbe lltb Maryland Regiment, 100 days' men,
have arrived and were enthusiastically received.
Baltimohb, July 8, 8-30 P. Jd. A despatch
from Harper's Ferry this morning oonflrms the
evacuation of thut place by the Rebels, and say
our troops again bold it. The old flag once mora
floats over the town.
Special to Tbe Evening; Tela-rapb.
Washimot.n, June 8. The Star aays:
Brigadier-General A. P. Howe, Chief of Artil
lery of the Department of Washington, has been
ordered to tbe command of our forces ia front or
the Rebel force that bas entered Maryland, vice
General Sigul, who is ordered to report to Gen
eral Hunter.
General Howe is an officer of great energy,
activity, and experience, and will pray very
valuable to the country in bis new position. Ha
is In command there this morning. There ia bo
donbt, we apprehend, that while the Rebel Qene
rul Early was yesterday preparing to attack our
left, near Maryland Heights, bis force wa
vigorously attacked by a portion of Slgel's troops.
and so pnnished as to frustrate Ewell's plana for
the time being. He has thus moro than he eaa
do successfully to defend himself.
A Mr. Richardson, a refugee from Martinsburg
for now tho fifth time, was in the city this morn
ing, having left Martinsburg on the evening of
July 4. He saw the Rebels enter at one o'clock,
and reports the Rebel force that entered there at
not more than one thousand five hundred.
General Slgel beld them at bay long euough to
have all the rolling stock and property of tbe
railroad sent off, and also all Government pro
perty, and then fell back successfully. Bach
Government property as could not be brought
away was burned. Our informant thinks tbe
Rebels at Martinsburg were commanded by
Special to Ihe Kveuius Telegraph.
Washinoton, July 8. There is no justification
for tbe great alarm existing In Pennsylvania be
cause of the Rebel raid. Tbe stories are greatly
exaggerated, and the Government is fully pre
Npcrlal to Tbe Evrnlnsr Telegraph.
Wahiiimoton, July 8. The muil steamer John
llraoki bas arilvrd from City Point, Hbich place
she le t yesterday morniog at ten o'clock. She
brings no news, aud reports all quiet at the
Colonel Conger and Major Curtis, of the 1st
District of Columbia Cavalry, who were reported
killed or ruptured in the lute raid with Wilson,
came up on the John Brooks. MujorCurtls made
several narrow escapes, his clothing being per
forated with bullets.
Colonel Conger is severely, but not danger
ously wounded, and hopes to be soon In tho
saddle again. These otllcers reached our lines
on I'tiduy last, with a portion of their command,
after several severe engagements with the
The 1st District Cavalry is not so badly cut np
as at first reported, muny of the missing having
succeeded iu guiuing our lines. Their entire loss
in killed, wounded, and missing will not amount
to mure tbuu one hundred.
market by Telegraph.
Nsw York, July 8. Flour bus advanced 20iJ?
j:.e lor Slats, wlitub U iiuoted at ato-T-s-e 10 H.',. Hal, of
lv ism bias. HI-.'hho l.l 'JI lor IMito, and iWlq,U lur
Souihiru. Vv'ttcat la tt.t.Oc, betu-r; undo busliols sold at
II ') hi lorCIUcaun syrinx and alllwaiikia Club. and
.iuj Hi, lor Rod va osttiru. foru la He. binlur: aalva ul
7n,iK o liusbsU al H'lio. lice' ttrin. l'ork firm, wltu !.-
oi of Mu at Uli SonoMi 76. bard arm. suioa
ut Ismi hbla. al l:i), .i .'U,e. ati-ady at 7;.,o7So
IIai.hmouk, July 8. Wheat is firm, aud the
auiM'ly .e la w erui I. aeuree. Houlliera vvlilti. 1 su.
Hour a.VraJielnj and uxelted, llowurd airunr. tiuvS; ni.lo
extra, till, t urn dull. Wln.kj dull and v,ulaia tl a
lo 1 So. Cnllee lli UV ) . ltU 4l.bW ttl'lllS.
ft nielnl It r wluipi or tbe Nltelb tilat
lamsry ul KaulutKy.
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