The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, July 30, 1861, Image 1

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WM. LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor
TE RIMS.—" 'Us Oust" is publinhed Nice a week' at
St-5o a year-75 ceutl for els: mouths--50 cent,: for
three teunthe—in advance.
Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 1861
The Fifth Reserve Regiment
Special Dispatch to the Editor :
BEDFORD, July 29, 1861
Wit, LEWIS :—The Fifth Regiment
will march from lifeCahan's through
main street to Station on Wednesday
by order of Col. Simmons.
Yours, &e., -
A. S. HAnntsoN.
VW - Our citizens should be prepared
to give the "boys" a handsome recep
HARRISBURG.—Wo were dt Harrisburg
- during Thursday, Friday and Satur
day last. There were not- less than
ten thousand returned volunteers in
the city every day during our stay.—
On Friday the number could not have
been less than fifteen thousand. There
was little or no order attempted with
Regiments or companies. Every man
appeared to bo his own officer, and a
more general confusion never was
heard of. Fighting in the streets by
two, ten, fifty and hundreds of men,
took place almost every hour, day and
night. The police force of the city
was not strong enough to prevent the
soldiers deing just as they pleased.—
The cause of all the trouble was the
delay in paying off the soldiers and
the free use of intoxicating drinks.—
Regiments remained there a wale
week before they could receive' their
pay and be discharged. Thousands
are still there waiting for their pay,—
Why they have not been paid off more
promptly is in dispute, some asserted
that there was not money enough on
hand, while others put all the blame
on officers for not having their pay
rolls properly made out. Hotels and
drinking saloons were closed on Fri
day from 1 p. m. to 9 a. m. on Satur
du, and again at 1 p. tn. on Saturday.
Many private dwellings were closed
for fear of a general riot. In one fight
we saw two men shot down by a man
pursued by an excited crowd. The
citizens opened their houses and fed
the soldiers by thousands every day.
The hotels were in a manner free to
the hungry soldiers.
lant and patriotic company returned
home on Thursday evening, after three
months service in defence of our glo
rious country. They were among the
first to rush to the,reseue of our Na
tional Capital, on the call of the Presi
dent, and too much praise cannot ho
given these brave men for their prompt
response in the time of their country's
peril. Their officers, Capt. Miller rind
lieuts. McCabe and Campbell, acquit
ted themselves nobly, and proved that
they were equal to any emergency,
by their boldness and soldierly bearing.
The men look robust and hearty, and
all, with two or three exceptions, de
clare themselves ready for a three
years' cruise. Huntingdon county
ought to be proud of the Standing-
Stone Guards, for they were the pride
of the camp, and received the highest'
enconiums of 'praise wherever they
went, for their good appearance and
their bravery. They wore the pets of
Ellsworth's Zonal - Ts, which is an assur
ance that they are composed of good
metal, as the_Zouares are renowned
for their bravery and hatred of every
thing that smells of " secesh." All
honor to the Standing-StOne-Guards.
gentleman was Major of the Fifth Pa.
Regiment, and returns home with the
best wishes of his whole Regiment.—
They, speak of him as a Popular and
efficient officer, and are lavishin their
praises, for his gallant conduct,- and
for his many acts of kindness to them
while on the tented field. He scared
no pains to make his men comfortable,
and attended to their Wants as far as
was in his •power. His efforts were
untiring in, behalf of his regiment, and
instead of leaving them to take 'care of
themselves he seen that they were
properly taken care of, and the fact of
our men being paidpff so promptly
may be attributed to his energy and
Mir The First Regiment Pa. Reserve
Volunteers, under command of Col.
Biddfe; arrived here this 'afternoon.—
The__Fifth.zßegiment commanded_ by
Col. Simthbns, will be here to-n{6mill%
The Huntingdon Infanty, and Hun
tingdon Furnace Scott Infantry belong
to. the Fifth. Both Regiments are or
dered to Washington. They were re
lieved' by a Reginient of Cincinnati
Der The citizens of this place gave
the Standing Stone Guards a glorious
ree • eption f on their return home on
Thursday last. Th'of were met at
the ears by 'everybody, all their4:ela
tions and the rest of mankind," and
escorted to the Court
,Vouse, where a
supper'Of the - most Mugu ifietha t propor
tions, prepared by the citizens, await
ed therri.' The most of the Guards
will return' to the wars, as soon as
companies = can , ,bo • organized.** Very
few, if any, will remain at home.
itir The very able address delivered
by R. Milton Speer, Esq., of this place,
at Scottsville; cMtho z 4tl:i; ; Will be pub-
Retie& in our .Th'ursday's issue;
request of the Committee who pkocared
a copy for public:aim-I
The Latest News.
WAsniNormv, July 27.—A secession
ist in this city declares that he has re
ceived private advices from Richmond,
to the effect that Monday was a day
of mourning rather than rejoiceing in
the city, on account of the great num-
hers of rebel .troops who were killed in '
the action at• Bull - Run. This state
ment confirms previous reports of the
heavy loss sustained by the enemy.
General McDowell is at Willard's.
He says that our defeat was caused by
the superior force of the enemy. That.
the men composing our army repre
sented every- profession in civil life,
but were unacquainted with the rules
and tactics of warfare. That the team
sters were green and the country new,
and that oven the artillery could not .
change their position without creating
alarm.. McDowell also said that he
would wager his life that two-thirds of
his officers had never before seen'
cannon ball in the air.
[Cotrespoudence of the Proc.]
Going Some, to Return Again.
" Why is it necessary that the three
months' regiments should go home," it
is inquired, "when nearly all of tem
in tended to re-enlist for the war?"
Because,,lst. The re-enlistment de
pends, in many cases, upon permission
to return for a day or two, to sec friends
and arrange buisness matters. 2d. Tho
present regulations of the service re
quire each regiment to consist of 1,056
men and officers before it can be ac
cepted, whereas few of these contained
more than 740. 3d. Tho desire to re
enlist was not unanimous in any of
the regiments. •Ith. That new regi
ments could not lie made up of parts
oftwo or more, because this embarassed
the Government with double' sets of
officers, and the conflicting: claims of
the various parties led to such confusion
that' there was no alternative but to
muster them out of the service, so they
could , go,home and re,organize, if they
desired to do so.
The 'Hospitals at Bull Run
A church and a small building were
used as hospitals. The latter was at
the corner of the woods, and W'ithin
ono hundred and fifty rods of the en
emy's batteries. A white flag floated
over it; but, whether from design or
otherwise, it was repeatedly battered
by balls from. their cannon. It is said
to have been burned by the enemy
after the retreat. The church was
further off, on one of the roads lending
to Centreville. W. A. Croffut, a ci
vilian, who assisted in this hospital,
pictures its aspects in a letterpublished
the licpub/ican this morning: "It was
a scene too frightful and sickening to
witness, much more describe. There
were in it. scattered thickly on the
floor and in the galleries, sixty or sev
enty, wounded in every possible way—
arms and legs shot off, some dead, and
scores gasping for water and aid. The
pulpit was appropriated for a surgeon's
room and the communion table of pious
anarchy became an amputation table,
baptized in willing blood, and conse
crated to the holy uses of Liberty and
Law! The road and woods, on either
side and all 'around, are strewn with
maimed and mutilated heroes, and the
balls from rifled cannon go over as like
winged devils. There sits a colonel,
with his arm bOund up, asking to be
put on his horse and led back to his
regiment; here lies a captain with a
grapeshot through his head, and blood
and brains oozing out as we touch him
tenderly to see if be is dead; and yon
der comes in a pale chaplain, cut by a
a canister, while, sword in hand, he led
his brave little parish, in the name of
Almighty God, to the- fight. And
again we enter the hospital with him.
Oh God! what a hideous sight !"
HARRISBURG, July 26.—Since the
disaster to the national arms on Sun
day last the State of Pennsylvania-has
thrown forward, to meet the require
ments of the National Government, ten
full regiment , : of infantry. On Sunday
night, July 21st, the Governor was
urgently requested to push on his
forces, and his response within the
ensuing four days was a magnificent.
army of nearly 11 1 000 picked ,men,
thoroughly uniformed' and furnished
and having most of them been regufarly
drilled, in camps of instruction for
two months. One additional regiment
will, be sent before the close of the
From Winchester, Va.
BALTINfORE,..,JuIy '27.—Passengers
who. loft 'Winchester, 'yesterday, slate
that there were no troopi there, or
known to be near there. The Virginia
militia left there by Gen. Johnson had
been disbanded.
There has boon considerable appre
hension at Harper's Ferry and on the
line of the Railroad- of an attack from
the rebel forces.
Two Federal Cavalry Seized:
WAsamoroN, July 27.—A report has
reached here that two cavalry while
accompanying• a-' Union,' lady , to her
home outside of the town of Alexandria
were seized by 'a body of Secesionists
near the Theological Seminary, about
a mile and a half west of Fort Ells
worth, and carried off." The lady-Was
allowed to return.'
WnsumoroNi-,,Tuly • 29.+-Oapt. Wm.
Allen and others escaped - from Man
assas and arrived hero to-day. They
su the rebels lost 1,500 killed and
wounded. They could got no ideaof
the future movement of the rebels,
though the rebel soldiers were ienthn
siastically shouting "On to Washing
WASHINGTON, July 29.:-The Nation
al Intelligencer, of this morning, says :
"Some of the newspaper writers
are designating points in the neighbor
hood of WaShington which they think
need special and stronger defenties.
All we can say is to.reflect the remark
of ono in 941thority; namely—that
Military men in •charge, have an eye
to all these things, and the arrival
of regiment after regiment, gives us
us-assurance that no proper safe-guard
is omitted. ' .
WkSaligoTON, July 27.—Reinforee-
Monts for the army in the Department
of Washington aro pouring in from all
directions. A computation was made
at the War Department to-day, that
there were at that moment, on ithe
road hither from various points, thirty
thoueand'Bve'hundred soldiers. fThe
three _years' men who have arrived
generally .better: disCiplined
thanAho three months' men who have
Just gone out of service,
The Fifth Ponnsylvania Regiment
To the I,llttors of the l'atriot and rnion
In your daily issue of the 25th inst.
a letter from an anonymous Washing
ton correspondent appears, in which is
the fbllow•ing remarkable paragraph :
"A stain is on the character of Penn
sylvania that will take some time to
blot out, The Fourth and Fifth Penn
sylvania, regiments stationed at Al
exandria since the Government took
possession of that city, until the recent
move to Fairfax Court acme, while
the noise of the cannon was ringing
on their cars, and the blood of their
noble comrades was being spilled in
defence ofthe glorious Stars and Stripes,
their time being out, they marched
into this city, unrelentingly, to be
mustered out of the service. Thei•
friends admonished them to go back—
entreated them, with tears in their
eyes, not to leave so abruptly—but all
to no avail. A number of regiments'
time was also out, but they would not
go home until they had a brush with
the enemies of the country."
I speak now as Major of• the Fifth
Pennsylvania Regiment, to say that
so far as that regiment is reflected
upon, this is a wilful and malicious slan
der. That the same is also the case as
to the Foruth, I have no doubt, as Penn
sylvanians, when called to do duty in
the service of their country, have nev
er yet proved reereipt. I take it for
granted that the scribbler who penned
this letter cannot be a Pennsylvanian
in heart and feeling, and I will pass
him without further notice, and devote
myself to a refutation of the slander
upon the gallant boys who composed
the Fifth. -
Otir regiment never received orders
to march upon Fairfax, but, on the
contrary, were, for reasons well known
to Col. McDowell and military men in
that divartment, detached from (lie
column about moving upon Fairfax,
and were compelled. against the peti
tions and prayers of the other officers
and brave soldiers in the regiment, to
remain at Alexandria until they re
ceived orders to return to Harrisburg
to he mustered out. When the column
of' the` grand army moved past them
and left them behind, they were nearly
heart-broken. and had their wishel.
been 'gratified and they allowed to
share in the glory of the then expected
repulse orate enemy at Manassas, they
would have gladly done so. They
were. however, obliged to remain in
camp at Alexandria until on the 20th
when orders were received from
hbadfitiarters directing them to pro
ceed to Harrisburg to be mustered out.
It is untrue that WC heard the n o ise
of the -enemy's cannon, or that any
friends admonished us to go bock; and
had we desired ever so much to do so,
we could not for' want of orders, and
because we had not been sent forward.
'Your correspondent has drawn upon a
vivid,imagination,and has been prompt
ed by a desire to injure a regiment
composed of the bravest and most gal
lant soldiers in the service.
That this slander may be complete
ly nailed. and the character of the sth
vindicated from all such vile assaults.
I furnish Yon a copy of the marching
orders received, as follows :
ALEXANDRIA, July 20,1861.
COLONEL : A regiment will arrive
here this morning to take thc pine() of
yours. You will, therefore, have yours
ready at the wharf as soon as possible,
td embark in the vessels by which the
first named regiment will come. You
are to land at the Arsenal, and turn
over there all the muskets, with the
accoutrements, except knapsacks, can
teens and haversacks, which you re
ceived from the government. The
aims which you have -received from
the State of Pennsylvania, if any, you
will carry home. You will provide
yourselves with two day's rations.—
Your' tents and camp equipage you
will turn into Quartermaster at Alex
andria, and take receipts. Respectful
ly, your ob't servant,
Brig, Gen. Commanding Fourth Divi-
" Col. McDowell, Fifth Pennsylvania
Regiment." •
On the same day that the above or
der was received, we received another,
as follows:
Col. McDowell, Fifth Pennsylvania
Regiment : The - Mozart Regiment has
arrived. Respectfully, &e.,
Acting, Assistant Adjutant General.
Upon these orders wo marched out
of camp and came to Harrisbutg to be
mustered out; and it' displays a great
want of knowledge of military matters
in any ono to suppose that we could
have got hero unless by order from
the brigade commander. I well be
lieve that you published this part of
the letter through inadvertence, and
hope. you will take every means in
your power to correct it. Very, re
spectfully, R. BRUCE PBTILIKIN.
One of the principal features of the
march in Missouri is Gen. Lyon and
his German body guard. The hater
is composed of ten atheletic St. Louis
butchers, each' mounted on a powerfid
horse and armed withict heavy cavalry
sword and 'a pair of • navy revolvers ;
each wears a light hat turned up on
the left side, and decorated with a
white ostrich plume. Almost any time
Gen. Lyon, accompanied by half a
dozen of these savage looking fellows,
may be, seen,spurriror along the line,
or a small squad of them, or singly
galloping fiercely to the front or rear,
or straight out into the/open country.
If the General goes into a house, a
half dozen of W) seen •stand
ing in fi'ont like iron statutes at the
bridles of their - horses; if ho scours
along in advance of the train the clank
ing of their long sabres is heard beside
him; stop where he will, there may be
always seen a stolid squad of white
plumbd'horsemen awaiting patiently
his movements. They are fearless ri
ders, jump fences on a dead run, leap
ditches, gallop down steep descents,
and, in fitet, never ride less fitst than
their horses can run, unless compelled
by some urgent, necessity: Indepen
dent of. their, duty as body-guards,
.they. ,act as messengers, scouts, &c.,
and in consequence have do.
They arc commanded by a lieutenant;
and from their appearance and daring
horsemanship, will, if occasion de
mands, whip a dozen times their weight
ger Gon. McClellan's command will
include Gen. Mans&ld's as well :as
Gen. McDowell's department. -
Gen. MoClellaud's Military Genius
The command of the army of the
Potomac has been transferred to Maj.
General McClellan, who has been sum
moned to Washington, his command
in Western Virginia having been giv
en to Gen. Rosencranz, who has exer
cised great military skill in carrying
out the orders of Gen. McClellan in
that quarter. The' correspondent of
the Cincinnati Commercial, who has
accompanied Gen. McClellan in his
Western Virginia campaign, thus
speaks of the military genius he has
displayed :
The admirable manner in which this
campaign was planned and executed,
stamps Maj. General McClellan as a
commander of first class military ge
nius. When we remember that his en
tire army had to be. enlisted and or
ganized ab initio, and all its immense
train, the innumerable petty details of
administration, which had to be man
aged by inexperienced men, and that
the material of the army, and most of
its officers, wore utterly inexperienced,
and without military education a
great many without brains—some of
the generals without energy to execute
an order—and that the impossibility
of perfecting the transportation and
subsistence departments were serious
obstacles to rapid progress, it is amaz
ing that he should so soon and so per
fectly' have accomplished the great
mission of sweeping the Confederate
armies from the mountains of Western
When we take the map of the cam
paign, and observe the occupation of
each succeeding position, and each
subsequent movement in its order, re
marking the object, of each, which be
comes apparent after it is made, we
cannot but be struck with admiration
at the beautifully skilful game of war
chess which has just been played by a
master-hand. The enemy opens the
game by advancing to Phillippi. Mc-
Clellan suddenly occupies Parkersburg
and possesses both lines of railroad.
from the river- to Clarkesburg and
Grafton. Phillippi is unexpectedly
snapped up. The enemy Ibrtifies Lau
rel hill and concentrates at -flattens
ville, Beverly and Leedsville. It is
desirable to take the enemy, front and
rear. A :ivift movement to Buekhan
non flanks the enemy on the left.—
Another, to a point under their cannon,
within a mile of Laurel Hill, cheeks
them suddenly at that point. A third
rapid march finds McClellan at Roar
ing Run, and a masterly movement
utterly destroys the enemy at Rich
Mountain. Beverly is ours. We have
Laurel Hill in the rear, between two
powerful wings of our army. General
Garnett cannot fight, but flies to the
mountain. and is caught in the snare
laid ibr him. McClellan moves on
fluttonsville and Cheat -Mountain
Pass; Morris moves up the - Seneca
Pass and. kills Garnett. The Railroad
Pass at Cheat River had already been
dammed by McClellan. The opera
tions in the Kanawha region were
mere by-play, but some of the move
ments there were as important as pawn
positions in chess. Anybody by ob
serving the map may discover how
splendidly the game was planned and
played. But until they see these fbr
midable: mountain piisses, they cannot
apprevitite the - tirel ee merits of the
Garnett vainly supposed his rear
could not be turned. " The best- laid
schemes of mice and men aft gang
aglee." Rose Brans and Lander, with
the Fret Brigade, found a way to turn
it, notwithstanding the "impossibility"
of the thing. That , march was equal
to sonic of onophon's marches with
ten thousand Greeks. And here I beg
leave to digress in order to supply an
omission in former accounts of this fa
mous expedition. BurdsalFs dragoons
from Cincinnati, played a meritorious
part in it—and, indeed, they almost
played out" their horses.
The topographical feats of the horses
were often astonishing. They climbed
mountain steeps that ordinarily would
be deemed impassible for the best mules.
The risk to men and animals was often
of the most hazardous nature, and the
journey was- constantly harassing and
extremely laborious. When the dra
goons could not ride they dismounted,
and helped theirhorses along. During
the battle they were compelled to
stand quietly under showers of grape
shot, and wait fbr a chance to charge.
The inflintry did the business so com
pletely their opportunity did not come.
Important from Mexico.
The Cincinnati Gazette. say's: " We
are enabled to• state, on the authority
of a private letter from Governor Cor
win, dated at Mexico, 29th June, and
just received here,-that the nature or
the troubles in the United States is
now well understood by the people of
Mexico, and all the leading minds are
th,Vorable to the National Government.
The Mexican Congress lots exhibited
this in a substantial manner by a de
cree granting our Government the
-right to march troops over Mexican
territory, if necessary, in operations in
the Southwest. We are not at liberty
to state the places named in the decree.
It was passed in secret session by a
unanimous vote. A copy has been
transmitted by Gov. Corwin to the
State Department at Washington.
The efforts which the Contisterates
made to forestall the fhvor of Mexico.
to furnish ports for their privateers
and prizes, have entirely fhiled, and in
spite of their treacherous advances,
Mexico has made a closer alliance with
the National Government."
---We learn from the Bowling Green
Standard that the Confederate, troops
are deserting in large numbers from
the encampments in Tennessee, and
those who remain are reported as be
ing. in a wretched condition. No few
er than a hundred and fifty deserters
have passed through Bowling Green
within the last ten days. These, for
the most part, were'from Camp Trons
dale. They bore in triumph the se
cession flag, and betrayed on their
features all the joy of a party who had
just regained their freedom. As soon
as they reached the depot the seces
sion flag was torn into tatters, and the
pieces indignantly trampled tinder
tbot. Three cheers for the Union were
then proposed, • which were givenby
the party with a hearty will.
represent things at Camp Trousdale
as in a very bad condition, desertions
continually taking .- place. Mostof
the party proceeded on the, evening
train to lanky' lle.----Lonisrilie,Thurn;it.
Whatever may be said of the
position of Pennsylvania, her attitude
to-day is noble and characteristie.--7
She came into the Revolution in an
hour of gloom, and dispelled the shad
ows which fell across the path of our
infant Confederacy. When Fort Sum
ter fell, and the -pickets of the rebel
army guarded the Long Bridge; when
Baltimore was . under the heel of a
mob, and the capitol was surrounded
by a sea of treason, Pennsylvania was
the first to come to its relief, and the
muskets of her volunteers were the
first to gleam along the Pennsylvania
Avenue. And in our second time of
peril, when a victorious army is mena
cing the capitol, the sons of Pennsyl
vania are the - first to fly to it, to resist
the excited hordes of Air. Davis and
Gen. Beauregard, and Gov. Curtin has
promptly issued a call for ten thou
sand more troops, exclusive of the re
serve force.
While we thus indulge in a natural
feeling of felicitation on the position of
our noble State, we are pleased to be
able to announce that the news from
Washington is of the most encouraging
character. While all danger of an as
sault upon it cannot; be said to have
passed away, we think that there is
no probability of such an attempt be
ing made. Our rulers are laboring
with herculean exertions to bring up
the military and naval departments to
the standard of an impregnably defen
sive and eventually an efficiently of
fensive system of warfare. The Sec
retary of the Navy, the Secretary of
Wzir, the Lieutenant General, and the
President himself, are giving all their
energies to this work. Regiments are
being constantly accepted by the War
Department, and nearly every railroad
front the States of the north, the west
and cast is burdened with trains of
well-equipped soldiery, who may be
expected in Washington within the
next forty-eight hours. Our merchant
marine is being rapidly drawa, upon
fir a temporary and efficient navy.
and we may hope very soon to have
the pirates of the South driven from
the seasand every outlet into the sea
guarded by the guns of the Republic.
The people of the North appreciate
the energy of the Government and the
clanger of the country. That danger
can only be averted by the unanimous
voice of the North in sustaining the
hands of our rulers. The members of
the Administration have confidence in
each other; the nation must have con-
Hence in the Administration. The
Government is never so strong as when
it represents the voice of the people.—
The voice of the people is filr war,—
fbr a thorough and effectual punish
ment of treason,—for the most open
unreserved; and radical measures of
defending our national- honor. The
Government appreciates the feeling of
the country, and by that feeling gov
erns its action.— The Press.
The Courage of Our Troops
In the mortification at the panic at
the close of the battle of Bull ltun, and
the shameful manner of the retreat,
we are losing sight of the extraordina
ry courage and gallantry of our men
up to the beginning of that disastrous
movement. Eye-witnesses declare that
they flexor saw or heard of •more des
perate - courage than_ as exhibited on
that day. Whole regiments charged
square up to 'batteries and resisted,
sonic of them, first artillery, then in
fantry at the point of the bayonet, and
then cavalry.
The number of dead and wounded
in many regiments shows how desper
ate the conflict was. The Minnesota
First lost sixty-nine killed outright,
and near a hundred wounded. Some
of the New York regiments, as the
Twenty-seventh, Sixty-ninth, the Sev
enty-first, Seventy-ninth, and the Fire
Zouavcs, suffered almost equally as
The incidents of the battle show
courage as great in many instances as
is possible to human nature. Captain
Putnam was knocked down by a
shot and a cry was raised, " our cap
tain is killed !" when he sprang up and
cried, "No he is not killed, boys. For
ward for God and liberty l" " Tell my
friends," said a soldier who was killed,
" that I did all I could and died like a
man." Lieutenant Welch; when he
fell, was standing within twenty feet
of the enemy and shouted, " nelp me
God, I will never run ; I will die here !"
The flag of the First Minnesota received
seventeen balls, and the staff was shut
tered in the hands of Corporal Burgis.
Young Casey stood by his side and re
fused to retreat until liis Lieutenant
threatened to cut him doWn. Colonel
Cameron, when ho was killed, was
charging a battery and urging cm his
The Black Hot's() Cavalry captured
the colors of the Fire Zdethre:i. Capt.
\\rildey saw it and shot the cavalry
Captain, retook the flag and carried Off
the sabre of the captain. William An
derson -,r of the Brooklyn ,Fourteenth,
fell mortally wounded, and as lie fell
grasped a comrade's arm and oNchtimed,
Good bye, old fellow, I'm done for.
Cl-exl bless our flay !"
The truth is, our men fought like
lions. , And in all our views of the bat
tle this ought not to be forgotten. It
was not until they heard of the panic
that the rebels know• that they hail
gained a victory.—Bulletin.
Retirement of General Pactereon
The term for which the troopls , from
Pennsylvania were called into service
having expired, and nearly all of them
having returned to their homes,; the
Commanding General, by direction of
the War Department, relinquishes the
of this Department on the
expiration of the term of service.
The Commanding General regrets
todeave you, but he does so with the
satisfaction that you have steadily ad
vanced in the , face of the enemy great
ly superior in numbers and artillery,
and offered battle, which they refused,
until protected by their strung en
trenchments at Winchester.
You have done all that was passible,
and more than could have been expec.
Led or was demanded, and ifadvantage
has not been' taken s ot' your sacrifices,'
and, if the fruits of your campaign
have been lest, the fault cannot be ha.
puted to you.
To the members of the Department
staff he tenders his thanks for their of
aid and devotion to duty.,'
Major finnoral Commanding
Highly Interesting from Manassas.
Observations of a Union Virginian—
Rebel Snares for our Troops.
(Front the Evening Bulletin °tractility.]
A reliable gentleman of this city
furnishes us with a most interesting
statement received front the lips,of a
wealthy Virginian, residing within a
few miles of ManassasJunction. He
is a man of northern birth and Union
leanings, though forced to go:with the
southern current, as his property, fans
ily, &c., are all in that region.
The gentleman stating the filets wit
nessed the battle of Sunday. near Ma
nassas, and describes the conduct of
the Federal troops a§slitring and brave
in every respect. They fought as te
naciously as bull dogs. During Sue
darnight after the excitement of the
battle was subsiding, our informant
escaped from his residence near Ma
nassas, got though the rebel lines, and
entered Washington city in company
with hundreds of stragglers. Be had
business at the North and took this
chance of attending to it.
Our informant states that the rebel
loss at the battle is between three-or
four thousand. The Black Horse Cav
alry, the crack regiment of Virginia,
was most terribly cut up, only two
hundred out of the re g iment being
seen after the battle. .IFurther, our
informant declares that it was a most
fortunate thing for the Union troops
that they did not drive the rebels he
yond Manassas, while the battle lasted,
for within two miles of the rear of tlte
J unction the_ ground, for many acres,
is mined iu the most artistic manner,
and tons upon tons of. gunpowder are
placed there. It, was the intention of
Beauregard to retreat, if driven back,
until the Federal army had movesl•for
ward upon these mines, when ~they
would have been fired and the Union
troops blown to atoms. Our informant
thinks the Government is not at all
aware, of the extent of these rebel pre
parations to destroy ourrtroops. There
are upwardsofl x,OOO nogroeseruployed
to work in the entrenchments at Ma
nassas, .and- about the same number
employed to work in the entrenchments
at Richmond. Our informant is the
owner of a large number of slaves, and
was required to furnish a certain cum
bee of them to work for the rebels
every day.
Gen. Leo was not at Manassas when
the battle occurred, but is now at Rich
mond, commanding the active.• force
there.. whlgh our: informant . estimates
at - 1.6,.000 f ; .; -
The city of Richmond is surrounded
with mines like' those at AlanasSas, and
is the, rebels find that thq Union men
arc going
,to. take it, th,o. city be
down up. ,
Had the 'Federal Forces got beyond
Alanassas last Sunday in safety, Beat--
regard admits that the rebel cause
would have been lost forever. •
The rebel troops, have geol.). arms,
but are very badly,equipped. ,
Not over a, thousand rebel civilians
were allowed to witness the great bat
tle of Sunday,
,others being lippkbaelt
by the pickets. Those who did see the
fight were personal:friends of the.,p ore'
prominent officers.,
AD impression prevails at the South
that the. North has niciney and can
not get any. The rebels are trader
the delusion that the heavy sums owed,
to the North by the South will be the
means of making us bankrupt. and
that in less than a year the, North will
" cave in." There arc two regiments
of well drilled negroes at Richmond.
Our 'informant heard no rumors of
trouble with slave insurrections, exeept
in North Carolina and Alabama..! The
bitterness of the rebel feelino",the
South against, ,the North is described
as terrible, and our informant thought
the Federal prisoners would suffer,bad
treatment hi rebel hands.
age that Republics are ungrateful"
appears to be strongly verified in the
unfortunate experience of the-last few
days, and there are great reasons to
fear that cruel injustice has been clone
toward-one of oar citizens; whose long
life refutes many of the charges which
have been made. •-
General Patterson, having the confi
dence of the veteran Scott, promptly
responded to his country's call,- and
from . that • moment he has , given _his
entire time and ability to her service.
Ris two 'sons have- also nobly taken
the field, and all who know them will
agree that their courage,••ability and
loyalty should- be unquestioned.
It is perhaps, unknown , to many that
•a large amount of his means-are in the
States, now in the condition of rebellion
against the Government y kiis business
being largely in, that section of the
country T and all must agree that :the
: position ,hO has .yolantaiily accepted
;damsl liopelessly jeoptiriliclthisprop
orty. ,
For these etusitle,rzttlot3,,libW Hnj i.
and ungenerous . it is for agy
s of his, fel
low citizen to cortdenirillis e'onclua,'be
fore any of the faas of the citts4tye
been placed heroic_ the nt.—,fi'iladdiihio
Dijpr'azit Styles 04-',Fightliag,
In "Agate's" description of.the bat
tle of Carrielcs Fth'Ll, in the Cintii»»htti
Gazette, we find the 'following*
' All the talk tiiiiorkg - the soldiiirs is
still the retailing ofthets and anecdotes
about the battle. I have room or time,
to - add 'but - One — Or - two: Ono - of
the ISidiatui'ie"girnentli's it' 'Methodist
preacher, who is said to be one of the
very hestshots in his regiment. During
the battle, he was particularly eon
spit:nous for the zeal with whieh.he
kept np a constant fire. The -,l4ttf
Ohio - Regiment, in the thick of the fight,
fired an average of eleven rounds ,to
every man, but Aids parson managed
to get in a great ,dcal more -than that
average. Ile, fired carefully, with per
fect ceolnesS, and always after a steady
aim, and the boys declare that every
time as he took down his gun, after
firing, be added " And ma; the Lord
have mercy on your soul." Evidently
he thought the body not worth praying
for alter the aim be hail so eni'efully
taken. ,
• Per contra :
: one of Stoedman's(iir l
the 14th Ohio,) was from Cheesedom,
and didn't like the irreverent Anne
adopted, by Oa. Southall chivalry„ in
speakin!r' s of the c;d—,-----,d,,Yaikees."
He tool;,. deliberate aim bin 'unlike 4 tbe
parson, after every fire he• addecrthe
-invariable, fOrMnla, God: your
-Secession seals.' hew' do you like the
Another, an - Englishrup, •.N
-'wounded. Steetimari noticed '1
limping, and called out, "Jack are
wounded 7" "Yes
,I'm 'it in - the' ip,
but (in
send him
'lest Steedmai ,
bOuld send him to' he' hospitUl) "hi.
it don't 'urt Me. only in :an_
'ip; it 'don't 'urt nie,",and. away ho
blazed with "another
profanely ailding,;;Pcid you,
guess I paid yOU off that time." ,
Pennsylvania has-n e w some 'Bl*-
teen thonsand fresh three, years'pien
in the Set:' In addition to, these 'the
War Department has niade another
requisition on the GoVernor, key ten
other new reghnent , s, to which we maY
'add two inore" that are organizing in
dependent of any requisition: TA TO'
are filling up fast, from the returned'
men, - the very hest 'of whotil'are
When these' are 'lid,' and Wi.t
predict theiePrgaiaiition in 10;s:than
a month, fennsflvani will again.
have at least thifig thon',4and 'fi::ohting
then in the field. larrisbniv
Huntingdon and the idoldiens-
(Prom Iho Ehhrlepshurq iternbt,'July , 2sl
• Three trains • filled. , with. soldiers
passed over the:Pennsylvania Railroad
on Tuesday. Th6f•were of "the' Pa.
Reserve Corps, and going froth Pitts
burg to Harrisburg. - One cif , theArains
stopped at Huntingdon. hour' Or
two. It had scarcely stopped whekrit
was besiegedvith 'ladies and others,
distributing cakes, eggs, hot Coffee, 'ci
gam&e., among the soldiers" Many
Wore' the blessings bestowed-bn.the
fair donors, and' cheer after reheer•was
given as the train moved off:" i Some
of the boys jocularly rema'rked tbitt
they believed 'they. would - locate) in
Huntingdon after tliwwar is over.-:-
no people of Huntingdon have-wen
for themselves an enviable 'rePuhltion
by their kindness td thebrave defen
'dors of the country.: . • • .1;
[From the Altoona Tribune, July 2J.]
- we learn from a person who iteborb,-
panied the. reginicuts from'this place
to Harrisburg,' on Tuesday'
the treatment the soldihrs received at
Himtingdon, 111eVeyioWn; and
other points,.edutrasted :widely with
that -which they rreceiv,ed ',here. In
this Place they' Wore 'elMrged by' the
hucksters for all the eatables furnished,
while at the points named 'they We're
lavisly supplied with bread; eakcs4ics,
&e., , free of charge: Old men and
women,' young Men and women, boys
and girls, all' 'had-
.baskets,of eatables
for' the' soldiers; and seemed to' vie
with' each Other in lniniSteringto' their
wants:' and
,the 'soldiers' did 'not fail 'to
-renfarks upon the 'contraSt. They 'pan
,appreciate kindness as well - as: othe'r
Trlpute of Reapeot,
. At ameeting of the , Preseott'Union
L. Society,-of Pine Grove' Ulos.uleiw ,
Semina7,--IMId oil S!tturday,',l - 03.
GO, WI, the 'death of; Mr. Sandford
Mattern of Throne a, forint».
member effoeiety wits announced' by
the"-President, ho stated '-the'f Mr.
Mattern, at the call for'volimieci.sh3-
the, President had shouldered,
het, and went forth to-sastain.the flag
of Ifis , ..-omitryirr-the-hour-of-rebullirm. -
Isis death occurred at Iragerstdw'n af
ter' a short but severe illness brought
on by the fatigue and: hardships ota
,life. lie was a. consistent
member of the M. E. Chureli.•
The following Aireanible, (Old' i . asOlu:-
tions were ailopted,b3;thePoeiety:
Wiisits" It has please! ; Abniglity,,Qad,
io the divemaditin of hia r ,
move from oor •midst • ofir colah'pre_r; Me.
Sandford I). Mattern. ilierefor'd t •'
Resolvelk That while"kte
his death, we feel that eul 4 his'etertUd
Resolved, ,That in the,departed, we.recof.,•-
nized a worthy, energetic and effteient.upanl-
Ler, one whose prep , ne:ion was prompted
by'an exalted. 'sense of rigli,,,nnd that'll,: a
literary asseciation; we feet as% if rose Our
brightest ornaments had 'been • 'guddetir ex
tinguished. _ 2
• . Resolved, That we .extend our- thrnest
'sympathies, to the, bereaved friends.- , !
Resolved, That , thesTe , resolutions ,bejpub
lished and a copy forwarded to,the frien.ds, of
the derease&
I:. C . IcF.FV; ,
111 11. lo.riteTsii.ttrott:' Committee:'G. D. .‘iI.:BBER: r -:: . • . : I: , ~' '
L.tont nble bodied men Ivisbitur in s,rva their copotry,
will lin ve, nn m4,00111110' to do so by citillit.• on' Licht.
.btitteo Cnptphcll, At. the Ea°'tangy Elotpivin,
r IS.p„. 3 ILLF.It.
„ '• •
_B, 1861.
..,•;,„ • ASSOCIATE ICTI)G.. •
-To the, Voters of Homtingdon'eounty:-
The - under,ign,l trvccl fully uff,.l:3 IllulScif ; 13 tsinalitio
(.4. thy °nice ut lis,cl,lte Judge.
Mut) .Tuy ISea.
Voters of Iftintiiigcbm„epitfcy,;,i,
• ; T rt.speCt folly offer myself si a ond4tto rtur tllyiuffiso
or Cu'unty hevm.h•.
f. , ` linnfiugdun l Jllly 10, 1..5C.:.1.;
„c,9,7.1.y7TTREA5171711:' .
..lki.dependent. roieo
~qon, County !-;
I niter nly.self to the independent voters of the county,
ao nu. MK ,nditional Vilion candid:do ror Trt stover. 11'
elected, I Pletip, inyealf to,lisehntage• the duties of the of-
RV. heneatly NW/fully., I appall to no party, but to'
the pe.ple An 4 support. i
3c, is6L: : • ,
?MINTY ; •
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theLo .
ly 19inotum
flo nipip)fi a i ll olmi t c,sly{lidatt• for, plli of
c'n city' Ticanurer, 11.10 'buliat 91 voteis of
t o • • ..•• • . • - f•NICII.OLAS
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hire tore nod teheliers thriiughoutlthe"eituid; hen
len ry idly .uottnedtlint. v)raultuttionii,tge
Cot %my will be held by Mu to tho sdreto,
qbai lets, a.. 1 tulicatill , ithe billowing table ;d • •;•st!' l
h'runitllti township, A ug,;22‘l'ut t • 11,`
Morris twp.: Aug. Vol. nt Spruce Creek,
rooter autl'Alexandrin Iwpsl, Aug. Nth, etaleknuthia.
The eminlinittituis wlit tonitnente at . . &cluck., ,Te ,cle
crc end ditvt tore itru .requenten to how puticitial ni
ble.' • " " 11:711oDIVITT, Co. Supt,
Iluntlookol, July 30, 1.361.. ; ,
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