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WM. LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor.
A. TYHURST, Associate Editor.
TRIUSIS.—" Tux GUM" it published twice a week at
$1.50 a year-75 cents for six mordhs-50 coats for
three months—in advance.
Tuesday afternoon, June 3, 1862.
Our Flag Forever
We have not the time nor Alm •incli
nati on, to dun personally, a large num
ber of persons who have unsettled ac
counts upon our books of several years
standing. We shall, therefore, from
day to day, without respect to persons,
place into the hands of a Justice for
collection, all accounts of over two
years standing. All those who wish
to save expense, will do well to give
us a call.
§ § §
Over a year ago, some twenty-five
or thirty of the country press com
menced issuing semi-weekly for the
purpose of keeping up with the exci
ting news of the day. One after the
other returned to their weekly issue
after trying the experiment for two, six
and eight months. " The Globe" out
lived them all, having been published
semi-weekly regularly for more than a
year. And now, as exciting war news
is about being " played out," we shall
return to our weekly issue, but should
there be, at any time, any very impor
tant news after our weekly is off the
press, we shall give our readers an
Extra containing the news. Our next
paper will be issued on Wednesday
morning next.
To our many friends who have aided
us thus far in giving the public a good
newspaper, wo return our thanks, and
promise thatthe course of " The Globe"
in the future, shall be as deserving as
it bas been in the past, of the support
of all loyal men.
S. S. Wharton died at his boarding
house, Mrs. Hampson's, in this place,
on Sunday last, after an illness of but
five days. His disease, we have been
informed, was paralysis. Col. Whar
ton leaves many warm friends who
will miss him both in public and pri
vate life. His funeral will take place
from his son's residence this afternoon.
REBEL ATROCITIES.—There is no end
to the brutal and worse than savage
treatment of our sick and wounded, by
the Rebels. Every day we hear of
some new mode of torture invented
-and carried out by the God-forsaken
ingrates and fiends incarnate. Never
did the savages carry on a more hellish
warfare. We have often heard of
" educated rascals," and we can prop
erlyapply the very - appropriate name
of , c'educfged. savages" to those who
are waging war against the Govern
ment, for they devise modes of torture
ten fold more brutal and inhuman than
the uncultivated genius of the savage
could invent. The Government edu
cated and enlarged the mental powers
of these ingrates, and they turn right
round and use what has been taught
them, to destroy the very institutions
that made them all they are. Did
mortal man ever dream of such ingrati
tude before ? Those who have sucked
at the public teat the longest, and been
the greatest pets since the day they
were born, are the most savage, and I
delight most in abusing the brave pa
triots who unfortunately fall into their
hands, mangled and torn and bleeding
from wounds inflicted in the heat of
battle. Was such a wicked warfare
ever carried on in the world before ?
We doubt if the world's history will
ever record a darker page than we are
making to-day.
tee met at the Court House on Satur
day afternoon last, and elected John
W. Mattern, Esq., of this place, the
Representative Delegate to " The Peo
ple's State Convention." Mr. Mattern
is counted with the extreme Republi
cans, but we understand he will not
give Mr. Souther, the horse contractor,
his support for Surveyor General.
JOHN 'HAMILTON, an old man, while
employed in cutting wood on the ridge
opposite town, on Thursday last, was
instantly killed by the falling of a tree
upon him. A falling tree caught him
before he could get out of the way and
crushed him badly. Timely notice
bad not been given him by the men
falling the tree.
A FEROCIOUS 800.--On Thursday
last Dr. Dorsey was bit by a ferocious
dog, in the back street. Ile was going in
to a carpenter shop,when the dog jump
ed at him and caught his left hand, tear
ing an ugly gash in it. Such brutes
ought to be killed.
The great battle near Richmond on
Saturday, was the commencement of
a series of victories which must follow
in quick succession. There will be no
such thing as defeat thought of by
McClellan's grand army. The full
particulars of the battle in the valley
of the Chickahominy have not yet
reached us, but from Gen. MeMilan's
brief telegraphic despatch, it appears
to have been one of the most desperate
of the war. The rebels, in great force,
made the attack at 1 P. M., and at
first " Casey's division, which was in
the first line, gave way unaccountably,
during which his guns and baggage
were lost. But Generals Heintzleman
and Kearney most gallantly brought
up their troops, which checked the en
emy; and at the same time, having
succeeded in bringing across Sedg
wick's and Richardson's divisions, we
drove back the enemy at the point of
the bayonet, covering the ground with
his dead." The battle seems to have
raged all Saturday afternoon and eve
ning. On Sunday morning the rebels
" attempted to renew the conflict, but
were everywhere repulsed." We took
many prisoners, including General
Pettigrew, of South Carolina, and a
Col. Long. Our loss was heavy, but
that of the enemy was enormous. Gen.
McClellan dates his despatch from the
field of battle, and he bears testimony
to the " splendid" conduct of all his
troops, except Casey's division, about
which the country will expect to re
ceive some explanation. It could not
have been from any cowardice of the
men, for our troops are equally brave.
The probability is that it was owing to
blundering on the part of some of the
We await the details of this great
battle with intense anxiety, confident,
however, that it is another important
step in the advance on Richmond, and
full of pride in our glorious army and
its brave and skillful Commander.
The evacuation of Corinth throws
Beauregard into an open field. We
have unearthed him from his cover,
and nothing remains to Gen. HaHeck
but a rapid chase and a speedy tri
umph. If he goes farther South, Mem
phis falls, and the Mississippi valley
becomes au undisputed part of the
Federal territory. As it is, we control
the mouth and the source of the Mis
sissippi river, and occupy nearly every
town upon its banks. New Orleans
brought with it Louisiana, and if we
may credit the intelligence of to-day,
the Governor of Arkansas is a fugi
tive in Mississippi, and the Union
troops occupy the State capital.
speech of Andy Johnson, in Nashville,
he made use of the following language :
" There are two parties in existence
who want dissolution. Slavery and
the Southern Confederacy is the hob
by. Sumner wants to break up the Gov
ernment, and so do abolitionists generally.
They hold that if slavery survives, the
Union cannot endure. Secessionists
argue that if the Union continues, sla
very is lost. Abolitionists want no
compromise; but they regard peacea
ble secession as a humbug. The two
occupy the same ground. Why ?
Abolition is dissolution; dissolution is se
cession; one is the other. Both are stri
ving to accomplish the same object. One
thinks it will destroy, the other save, slave
EYE AND EAR.-Dr. Jones of New
York, the , renowned Oculist, Aurist,
and Surgeon, who practised here a
year ago, will practice at the Logan
House, Altoona, the 7th, Bth, oth and
10th of June. Dr. J. straightens cross
ed oyes in one minute, restoring natu
ral appearance and sight. He operates
for Cataract, Hernia, Polypus in the
nose or ear, Club-feet, and Hair-lip.—
Ile cures watery-eyes and drooping of
the lid, incises enlarged tonsils, re
moves tumors from the eye or ear, in
serts artificial eyes, and car drums
where the natural drum is destroyed.
He cures impediments of speech, deaf
ness, discharge from the ear, and noise
in the head. Dr. Jones gives special
attention to old standing diseases of all
kinds. Dr. J. has performed many
remarkable cures in this part of the
country. He has had a thorough
Medical education in Europe and
America; his Diplomas hang in his
T 00172.3. The afflicted will do well to
avail themselves of this opportunity,
as Doctor Jones has proven himself to
be a physician of extraordinary at
Dr. Jones will also be at Mifflintown
from the Ilth to the 14th of June.
that the barn of John Given, Sr., in
Woodcock Valley, was struck by light
ning on Friday last, and destroyed, to
gether with about ten tons of hay and
a buggy.
John D. STILES, Democrat, has been
elected from the Bucks and Lehigh dis
triot, to fill the vacancy in Congress
occasioned by the death of the Hon.
Thomas B. Cooper, Democrat.
three story brick put up by David
Esq., is being finished. It is ono
of the best improvements in town and
presents a bold front.
THE DEMOCRATIC County Committee
will meet at the Jackson Hotel to-mor
row afternoon.
proved styles- 2 -just received and for
sale at LE - ms' Book Store
Mom has been said in the papers
urging the farmers to plant largely the
present season, and it is not too late to
encourage them to persevere in the
work of plowing, planting and sowing
every foot of land that they can possi
bly work to advantage. All accounts
agree that there is great scarcity in
the south and that the crops are neg
lected throughout extensive portions
of the southern States which have
heretofore produced most largely. A
year hence food will command famine
prices in many parts of the country,
and, as a consequence, the price will be
greatly enhanced at home. Farmers
will find a ready market for every
bushel of produce that they can raise.
The war will prove a great benefit to
them so far as disposing of their crops
is concerned, and their share of the ex
penses of the rrovernment will be a
light burden compared with the profits
they will derive from furnishing sup
plies for the army, and food for the
furnished districts of the south as fast
as they are occupied by the Union
' forces, Every former that has the sa
gacity to improve upon this suggestion
will find a pocket full of evidence
twelve months hence to verify our pre
The Soldiers' Aid Society.
The Soldiers' Aid Society acknowl
edges the following contributions re
ceived from the ladies of Shade Gap,
Huntingdon county.
Mrs. J. S. Hunt, rusk, bandages,
newspapers and pins.
Miss M. Blanche Hunt, 15 handker
Mrs. Rev. G. Van Artsdalen, rusk,
muslin and bandages.
Mrs. A. Holliday, 2 jars apple butter
and 10 cakes soap.
Miss Lannie Holliday, butter crack
Mrs. Eliza Blair, 6 pillows, 2 chick
ens, 6 handkerchiefs, muslin, newspa
pers and tracts.
Miss B. C. Sipes, 1 pound tea, pins,
rusk and paper.
Miss E. M. Sipes, 1i dozen handker
chiefs, bandages and envelopes.
Miss Sadie A. Sipes, dozen hand
kerchiefs, penholders and pens, maga
zines and papers.
Mrs. B. S. A. liedding,l dozen hand
kerchiefs and bandages.
Miss B. Jamison, 3 bags dried fruit,
1 can apple butter, tea, soap and muslin.
Mrs. J. Seibert, rusk.
Mrs. John Minnick, 2 chickens and
31isses Susan and Ellie 111innick, 15
Miss C. E. Robinson, 3 pillows, one
night shirt, one dozen handkerchlefs,
muslin, bandages, old linen, 1 can to
matoes, 1 can apple butter, dried ap
ples, corn and hops.
Miss Jennie Morrow, 1 pr. stockings.
Miss Martha Morrow, 1 pr. stockings.
Mrs. Wm. G. Harper, 2 pillows, dried
beef, 6 handkerchiefs, muslin and ban
Mrs. IL Cree, 2 chickens.
Mrs. Wm. A. Hudson, dried apples,
apple butter, 6 handkerchiefs, muslin
and old linen.
Mrs. Dr. I. A. Shade, 1 bottle wine,
dried elderberries and tomatoes.
Mrs. J. floshorn, 2 chickens.
Miss tannic Price, 2 chickens and
Mrs. \V. C. Swan, six handkerchief's,
old muslin, linen, pins and 1 chicken.
Miss 0. B. Wiestling, 2 dozen hand
kerchiefs, rusk, muslin and newspapers.
Mrs. Wiestling, six handkerchiefs
and muslin,
Miss Corrie A. Blair, 1 dozen band
kerchiefs and paper.
Mrs. Amanda C. Blair, 6 pillow ca
ses, one dozen handkerchiefs, 3 bottles
blackberry wine, 1 bologna sausage, 1
can tomatoes, muslin and books.
Mrs. Benjamin Stitt, 2 chickens.
Mrs. Dorris Stitt, 2 chickens.
Mrs. Joseph Hudson, beans, corn,
elderberries and 4 chickens.
Mrs. Martha Hudson, 25 cents.
Tames Shearer, 25 do.
Mr. James Shearer, 25 do.
Ellie Holliday, 5 do.
Master Wm. W. Van Artsdalen,
newspapers and tracts.
The Sunday School Convention.
The following resolutions were unan
imously adopted by the Sunday School
Convention which was in session in
Philadelphia last week :
Professor Hart, from the Committee
on resolutions, reported the following :
Whereas, the Convention is repre
sented by the friends of the Sabbath
School from all portions of our noble
Commonwealth, and 18 composed of
representatives from nearly all the
Evangelical Churches within our bor
ders; and whereas, obedience to law
and fidelity to Government are cardi
nal principles of our faith, to be ad
hered to by us, and infused and impart
ed to others wherever our influence can
be exerted; and whereas, our Govern.
meat, in this the hour of our trial, de
mands the sympathy, the prayers and
support of all loyal and Christian hearts,
and that every man should stand firm
in his place and frown down all at
tempts to master or misdirect the
strong arm now put forth to crush this
rebellion; therefore
Resolved, That we hereby pledge
ourselves, as Christian men and citi
zens of this great Commonwealth, to
sustain this Administration by our
prayers, our example and our efforts,
in crushing this wicked rebellion, and
restoring peace . our now distracted
Resolved, That wo earnestly implore
Almighty God to restore peace to our
beloved land, and grant that the bless
ings and the power of this good Gov
ernment, which he has given to the
United States, be recognized in every
part of the land. '
The reading of these resolutions called
forth frequent outbursts of applause.
To CURE DIPTIIERIA.--A gentleman
who has administered the following
remedy for diptheria, informs us that
it has always proved effectual in afford
ing speedy relief: Take a common to
bacco pipe, new, place a live coal with
in the bowl, drop a little tar upon the
coal, then let the patient draw smoke
into the mouth and discharge it through
the nostrils. The remedy is safe and
simple and should be tried whenever
occasion may require. Many valua
ble lives may be saved, our informant
confidently believes, by prompt treat
ment as above,—Hallowell Gazette.
From Gen. HaHeck's Army
Our Flag Waving Over Corinth,
May 80.—During nearly all laSt night
the moving of cars and the suppressed
sound of steam whistles betokened that
some movement was going on in the
enemy's camp; but, this not being any
extraordinary occurrence, it was not
considered worthy of more than pass
ing notice.
About five o'clock this morning, sev
eral explosions were distinctly heard.
Immediately afterwards skirmishers
were thrown out, and a general advance
of the United States army commenced,
when it was found that the enemy had
left his western stronghold and fled.
A very large amountof railroad iron
was left untouched. There being some
twelve or fifteen tracks of railroad run
ning from the depot to the entrench
ments, with side tracks and switches,
the enemy was enabled to move off
with great rapidity.
Prom all information that can be
gleaned from the prisoners taken, it is
thought that the evacuation was com
menced at sundown, last night, the
enemy retreating in three directions—
east, west, and south.
Beauregard stated to the citizens of
Corinth, last night, that he intended
to throw himself on both our flanks.
At this hour, Corinth is held by our
army as an outpost: •
Our cavalry arc seeking for the ene
my. The force sent from Gen. Pope's
command came upon, and dispersed,
the enemy, eight miles below Corinth,
on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, while
in the act of burning the bridge at that
point. Forty prisoners were captured.
The enemy's rear guard destroyed
the railroad depot at Corinth and a
church, and intended to destroy the en
tire village, hat the inhabitants saved
some fifty of the houses. A few bales
of cotton were consumed. They also
broke open many of the stores and
burned the contents.
A large force of United States cav
alry, under Col. Elliott, was sent out
on Wednesday morning by a circuitous
route to destroy a bridge on tho Mo
bile and Ohio Railroad south of Cor
inth. Though the expedition has not
yet returned, we learn from the priso
ners that it was known in Corinth last
night that a large bridge had been de
stroyed, forty miles south, by a body
of our cavalry.
They also state that one of the
twenty-pounder Parrott shells, fired
front Gen. Pope's column, exploded
in their camps, killing eighty men and
a hundred horses, and that a thirty
pounder Parrott shell thrown into Cor
inth as an experiment, by Gen. Pope,
destroyed a locomotive and killed its
It is thought among military men
that the destruction of the bridge south
of Corinth, the uncomfortable proxi
mity of our falling shells, and the pos
sibility of a Federal success on the Mis
sissippi, were the causes of the evacu
The enemy's works were certainly
of very great strength and capable of
a stout resistance.
The Rebel Stampede from Corinth.—The
.army Greatly Demoralized.—Two or
Three Thousand Prisoners Taken.
CORINTH, May 30.—1 t is now ascer
tained that the evacuation commenced
the night before last. The enemy wore
retreating southwardly until the Rail
road bridge was burned, when they
went to Grand Junction and from
thence south, by the Memphis and
New Orleans road.
Some ladies and citizens remain here.
The citizens inform us that Richmond
is evacuated and Memphis almost
wholly deserted, all the stores being
closed with the exception of a few gro
It is ascertained that Van Dorn had
a band of Indians under him.
Col. Jackson reports finding the
road for several miles strewn with knap
sacks, haversacks, arms and canteens,
showing great demoralization.
Tho woods are full of stragglers,
who are being brought in as fhst as
possible. Probably from 2,000 to 3,000
have been brought in, and almost the
entire Thirteenth Louisiana Regiment
arc now within our lines, from those
who -deserted and the recently cap
The U. S. Telegraph line was com
pleted hero to•night.
WASIIINGTON, May 31.—The follow
ing despatch was received this morn
ing, at the War Department :
CORINTH, May 30, 1862.
To the Hon. E. .3r. Stanton, Secretary
of War
The enemy's position and works in
front of Corinth were exceedingly
strong, and he cannot occupy a strong
er position in his flight.
This morning ho destroyed an im
mense amount of public and private
property, stores, wagons, tents, &c.
For miles out of the town the roads
are filled with arms, knapsacks, &e.,
thrown away by the flying troops.
A largo number of prisoners and de
serters have been captured, estimated
by General Pope at 2,000.
Gen. Beauregard evidently distrusts
his army, or he would have defended
so strong a position. His troops are
generally much discouraged and de
In all their engagements for the
last few days their resistance has been
(Signed) W. HALLECK,
Major General Commanding
From General McClellan's Army.
Jackson's Communication with Rich-
moud Out Off,
May 29, T 862,
A bridge, fly° hundred feet long, over
the South Anna creek, one of the trib
utaries of the Pamunky river, on the
line of the Richmond, Fredericksburg
and Potomac Railroad, was burned
this morning by the 6th Cavalry.—
This cuts off all corumunicationgiy rail
way between Richmond and Jackson's
The sth Cavalry went to Ashland,
eighteen miles from Richmond on the
same road, and burnt all the enemy's
commissary and quartermaster's sup
plies which they had , stored there.—
This will prove a severe loss to the
The leading article in the Richmond
Enquirer, of Saturday, is in the follow
ing language :
We are now looking to General
Johnston with great interest, and not
without some solicittition. He has
just beautifully executed some very ju
dicious retreats. We are now anxious
to see him display the more positive
qualities of a military commander.—
The time has come when retreat is no
longer strategy, but disaster. It must,
therefore, give place to battle. We
havo no idea that Jackson contemplates
a retreat. We are perfectly satisfied
that he does not. We verily believe
that if he does contemplate one, he
would find himself unable to execute
it. The temper of the army would de
ny it. The men are weary of toilsome
and destructive marches, and the pri
vations necessarily attending them,
and almost clamor to be led against
the enemy. The march from Manas
sas, and then from the Rapidan, and
next from Williamsburg, thinned our
ranks more than as many battles would
have clone. The campaign has ripened
for the battle, and the battle is at
baud. We need now at the bead of
the army the clarion call, the battle
shall be bold and enthusiastic."
The leader of the same paper com
plains of the high price of provisions,
and calls upon the thrmers to bring in
their vegetables.
Important from the Shenandoah
Recapture of Front RoYal—A Rapid
and Daring Exploit—Heavy Loss of
the Enemy.
WASHINGTON, May 31.—A despatch
received this morning, at the War De
partment, states that a brigade of our
troops preceded by four companies of
the Rhode Island Cavalry, under Maj.
Nelson, entered Front Royal yesterday
morning, at 11 o'clock, and drove the
enemy, consisting of the Bth Louisiana,
four companies of the 12th Georgia,
and a body of cavalry.
Our loss was eight killed, five woun
ded, and one missing—all being of the
Rhode Island Cavalry.
We captured six officers and ono
hundred and fifty prisoners. Among
the officers are Capt. Beckwith West,
of the 48th Virginia; First Lieut. Gem
mel!, of the Bth Kentucky; Lieut. J. D.
Dickson, of the 12th Georgia.
We recaptured eighteen of our own
troops, taken by the enemy at Front
Royal a week ago, among whom are
Major Wm. F. Collins, First Vermont
Cavalry; George 11. Griffin, Adjutant
Fifth New York Cavalry; Lieutenant
Duryea, Fifth New York Cavalry, and
Frederick Farr, Adjutant Maryland
We captured a large amount of
transportation, including two engines
and eleven outward bound cars.
Our advance was so rapid that the
enemy was surprised, and therefore
was not able to burn the bridge across
the Shenandoah.
The loss of the enemy is not yet as
certained, but is said to bo large, as
our cavalry cut in among them in
splendid style.
BALTIMORE, May 31.—A. despatch
just received here says, Col. Do Forest,
with his regiment of the Ira Harris
Cavalry, lies advanced beyond Mar
tinsburg, and reports this morning
that Colonel Kenley is at Winchester,
BALTIMORE, June I.—The American
has received a dispatch confirming the
gratifying intelligence that Gel. Kenly,
of the First Maryland, still survives
his wounds. lle has been brought by
his rebel capturers from Front Royal
to Winchester, and it is hoped will soon
fall into the hands of his friends again.
The following dispatch was received
this morning by General Dix:
WILLIAMSPORT, May 31, '62.
Colonel Do Forest advanced beyond
Martinsburg, reports this morning that
Col. John R. Reilly, of the First Mary
land regiment, is at Winchester, woun
As to the character of his wounds
we have no information, but from the
fact that he was brought to Winches
ter, some hopes may be entertained of
his recovery.
Extinction of Guerillas in Missouri.
ST. Lotus, May U.—Brigadier-Gen
eral Schofield; commanding the Mis
souri State Militia, has Issued a General
Order stating that hereafter all guer
illas and marauuders in this State,
when caught in arms and engaged in
their unlawful warfare, will be shot
down on the spot, and all citizens who
give shelter and protection to these
outlaws, or who fail to give all the as
sistance in their power to the military
authorities in detecting and bringing
them to punishment, will be regarded
and treated as aiders and abettors of
the rebellion.
'Released Union Prisoners,
New York, Nay 31.—The steamer
Cassock has arrived with four hundred
and eighteen released Union prisoners,
belonging to the New York, New Jer
sey, Rhode Island and Connecticut re
giments. Colonel Corcoran is among
the prisoners still detained at Salisbu
ry, N. C. as hostages.
Preparations are making on an ex
tensive scale for a grand Union dem
onstration here shortly. The oath of
allegiance has been administered, up
to this time, to nearly two thousand
citizens. They offer themselves, in
large numbers . every day, to take it
voluntarily, and it is not made compul
sory upon any one.
If the sentiment - of the proposed
meeting should be satisfactory to Gen
eral Wool it will probably induce the
President to open:the port.
A report comes in from our scouts,
who are advanced some miles beyond
Suffolk, that the city of Petersburg is
to be or bas been evacuated by the
Two fugitives arrived here yestor-
day direct from Richmond. They re
port the army as 200,000 strong in
that vicinity, among whom, both offi
cers and men, great dissatisfaction pre
vails. They were living upon half ra
tions, bacon and bard'bread. '
The fugitive stated that Jeff. Davis
had been heard to say that he would
make the streets of the city run with
blood before surrendering.
By the special invitation of the offi
cers of the British war steamer Rinal
do, General Viele, Military Governor
of this city, paid a visit to that vessel
yesterday. He was received with the
greatest kindness and courtesy, and
with honors of seventeen guns and
manning of the yards. The Ameri
can ensign was displayed at the fore,
and no doubt could remain of the sym
pathies of the officers in the suppres
sion of the rebellion.
The War in the West
CHICAGO, May 31.—Special dispatch
from Cairo.
An Arkansas refugee arrived here
from the fleet to-day, and says that
Little Rock was fully occupied by the
Fedorals, and that, what citizens re
mained are decidedly loyal.
The Arkansas State Legislature bad
scattered and Gov. Rector fled from
the State, and is now in Jackson, Miss.
Vicksburg bad surrendered to the
Federal fleet.
Arrival of the Prize Steamer Patras,
The Vessel and Cargo Worth $300,000
NEW YORK, June Ist.—The prize
steamer, Patras, of London, arrived
this morning, having been captured off
Charleston Bar by the U. S. steamer
Bienville, while attempting to run the
blockade. She is an iron steamer and
has on board 1400 kegs of powder, .50
cases of rifles, 800 bags of coffee and a
quantity of quinine. The vessel and
cargo are valued at $300,000. She had
no papers on board.
Terrible Battle on the Chickahominy.
The Rebels .Repulsed.—Gen. Pettigrew
and Col. Long Captured.—Splendid
Bayonet Charges.
WAsurrinroN, June I.—The follow
ing despatch was received at the War
Department this afternoon :
June Ist, 12 o'clock, noon.
To the lion. E. 111. Stanton, Secretary
of War:
We have had a desperate battle, in
which the corps of Generals Sumner,
Heintzelman and Keyes, have been
engaged against greatly superior num
bers. Yesterday at 1 o'clock, the ene
my, taking advantage of a terrible
storm which had flooded the.valley of
the Chickahominy, attackedour troops
on the right 'flank. Casey's division,
which was in the first line, gave way
unaccountably, and this caused a tem
porary confusion, during which the
guns and baggage were lost, but Gen.
Heintzelman and Kearney most gal
lantly brought up their troops, which
checked the enemy, and at the same
time, however succeeded by great ex
ertions in bringing across Sedgwick
and Riehardson r s divisions, who drove
back the enemy at the point of the
bayonet, covering the ground with his
This morning the enemy attempted
to renew the conflict, but was every
where repulsed.
We have taken many prisoners,
among whom is General Pettigrew
and Colonel Long.
Our loss is heavy, but that of the en
emy must be enormous.
With the exception of Casey's divi
sion, the men behaved splendidly.
Several fine bayonet charges have
been made.
The 2d Excelsior made two to-day.
Major General Commanding.
Tile Scene Viewed from a Balloon—An
Aerial Telegraph Station
WASHINGTON, Juno I.—During the
whole of the battle of this morning
Prof. Lowe's balloon was overlooking
the terrific scene from an altitude of
about 2,000 feet. Telegraphic commu
nication from the balloon to Gen. Mc-
Clellan, and in direct connection with
the military wires, was successfully
maintained, Mr. Park Spring of Phila
delphia, acting as operator. Bvery
movement of the enemy was obvious
and instantly reported,
This is believed to be the first time
in which a balloon rer.:onuoissance was
successfully made during a battle, and
certainly the first time in which a tele
graph station has been established in
the air to report the movements of
the enemy and the progress of a battle.
The advantage to Gen. :‘lcelellan must
have been immense. -
Later from McClellan's Army
The Importance of our Viotory In
creasing hourly.
WASHINGTON, Juno 2.—Dispatches
of an unofficial character,received from
the headquarters of the army of the
Potomac, say that the importance and
dimensions of our victory increase as
they aro hourly developed.
From General lialleek's Army
Brilliant Success of an Expedition to
Destruction of Railroads, Locomotives
and Cars.—Capture of Twenty-six
Cars loaded with Supplies.—Destruc
tion of 10,000 Stand of Arms, Artille
ry, Ammunition and Clothing.—Two
Thousand Prisoners Taken:—Great
_Bravery of Col. Elliott's Command.
WAsnisciToN, Juno 2.—The follow
ing dispatch was received at the War
pepartment this morning:
Jimp 1, 1862.
To Hon, E, AL Stanton, Secretary of
The following dispatch has been re
ceived from General:Pope to Maj. Gen.
It gives me pleasure to report the
brilliant success of the expedition sent
out on the 28th inst., under Col. Elli
ott, in command of the Second Caval
ry. After forced marches day and
night, through a very difficult country,
he finally succeeded in reaching-the
Mobile and Ohio railroad at Boone
ville, at two A.M.,,0n the 30th;
He destroyed the track in many
places both south and north of tho
town, blew up one culvert, destroyed
the switch and track, burned the depot
and locomotives and a train of twenty
six cars loaded with supplies of every
kind, destroyed 10,000 stands of Sinai'
arms, three pieces of artillMT, and - a
great-quantity of clothing and ammu
nition, and paroled two thousand prix•
oners, which ho could not keep with
his cavalry.
The enemy had heard of .his movel
ments, and had a train of box cars and
flat cars with flying artillery and five
thousand infantry .moving up and
down the, road to prevent him front
catching it. The whole road was lined
with rebel pickets.
Col. Elliott's command subsisted,up,
on meat alone, such as they could find
in the country, through which ,they
passed, for several days.
For daring and dispatch this expe
dition has been distinguished. in, the
highest degree , and entitles Col.
ott and his command to high distinc
tion. Its results will be embarrassing
to the enemy, and contribute greatly
to their loss and demoralization.
He reports the roads full'of small
parties of the retreating enerny'seat
tering in all directions.
(Signed) JOHN POPE, Maj. Gen.
W. 11ALLEcK,
Maj. Gen. Commanding.
—Our cavalry found all the -tents •of
the enemy standing, took hundreds - of
barrels of beef, seven thousand stands
of arms in a large encampment on The
Mobile and Ohio railroad,'said tolaye
belonged to Price and Van Dorn's for
ces, and deserted by thorn on Thurs
day night.
Tho rebels are 'being brought in lin
squads of forty to fifty. ' •
Our cavalry found the rebels on Soy
eral roads in strong force with artille
ry, supported by infantry. -The rebels
commenced moving their sick last
Beauregard and Bragg were at Cor
inth on Tuesday afternoon.
June I.—The residents here say that
the rebel guard burned the Cypress
creek railroad bridge by a misappre
hension, causing the destruction of
seven locomotives, perhaps as many
trains laden with commissary and
quarter master stores. This aceautits
for the smoke seen by the signal corpS
from the tree top.
Col. Elliott has returned with his
cavalry command, and has been con
gratulated by Gen. Popo for the bril
liant success of his expedition. Besides
destroying the railroad and a large
amount of stores and arms, ho Cap-
tured thirty mounted prisoners and
six hundred infantry, with little loss.
lie found 2 500 sick and wounded
rebels at Booneville. Refugees from
Memphis report that all the DOWApa,
pers have removed from there to Gren
ada, Mississippi.
Col. Elliott reports the roads full of
small parties of, rebels, scampering in
every direction.
From Winchester, Virginia
Col. Kenly and a Large Portion of his
Command There.—The Burning of
Hospitals Reported Untrue.— The
Rebels Claim to have Taken 5,000 Pris
BALTIMORE June 2.—A respectahlo
citizen of Baltimore has just arrived
home from Winchester, having escaped
from there on last Thursday. He states
that Col. Kenley and a large portion
of his command were prisoners there,
and that the many rumors that WO
have received with regard to the bru
tal treatment of this regiment are al
together unfounded.
The stories of burning the Hospitals
with all in them, is altogether untrue,
neither of the buildings having been
injured. •
He saw Col. Kenley sitting up iu
bed with a wound on his head. '
A number of officers of the Second
Maryland were at large on parole.
Tho rebels claim to have tukkul
thousand prisoners, but from what. tie
saw in Winchester he supposed that
half that number Is tmaror the truth.
/ORS 3COTP. SAMILI: alvwx.
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