The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, June 25, 1862, Image 2

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    amount of tpotthle which has grown
out of this rebellloft re' These are the
facts briefly stated :
No longer ago than in 1860 we all
entered into a contest, as we have been
aceastomgd. to, do open in four years.
We brought a variety of candidates up
on the track—We had a sort of four
horse team as it we're. Some support
ed one eanflidate, and some another.—
It fell to my lot, as it did to the lot of
many who hear me, to support Bell;
'the Union ticket as I believed, and as
many believed. We were unsuccess
ful, we failed to elect our man, and the
great leader upon our ticket has gone,
Elude that time, not exactly the way of
fill-earth, but the way of all the South.
Colonel Bell has delivered, under
threats of violence, a Secession speech,
and turned out to itinerate and elec
tioneer in favor of breaking up the
Union. Ho is joined to his idol. I
Lave nothing harder to say of the old
man in his - absence, for it is known
that I have supported him for twenty
five years. I have nothing to say of
him in his absence, and in his declining
years, but to ask you to pity the sor
rows of a poor old man. [Laughter.]
The other member of my ticket,
wherever he is, is right side up, and
marked with care. [Laughter and ap
plause.] He is a glorious man wher
ever you come across him; I allude to
Edward Everett, and when I sum up
the whole thing, I am brought to the
mortifying reflection, that the ticket
which you and I supported had all its
virtue, all its strength in its hindlegs,
like a kangaroo. [Laughter.] Oth
ers supported, and did it in good faith,
the Douglas and Johnson ticket. You,
too, were unsuccessful. Douglas, poor
Fellow, is dead and gone, a gallant lit
tle man ; when he was alive, a sound
Union man; and if he were alive to
day, he would be a Major or Brigadier
General, with epaulets and sword,
helping to fight the battles of the coun
try. [Loud applause.] Others again
supported a third ticket, and, before
God permit me to say the meanest
ticket that ever was put forth. I al
lude to the Breckinridge and Lane
ticket—[derisive laughter]—two men
who lent themselves to this infamous,
this infernal disunion party, and who
were used as cats-paws, as tools and
instruments to help break up the Gov
ernment. Many of you supported that
ticket. You ought to be ashamed of
it here to-night. [Laughter and ap
plause.] The fourth and last ticket on
the track was known, and is still known
to the people as the Lincoln and Ham
lin ticket. [Great cheering.] If your
papers have not acquainted you with
the facts, and if the telegraphic wires
have never brought you the news, I
have the exquisite pleasure of announ
cing to you to-night, that your ticket
was successful, and in forty-eight hours
after the polls closed more than a year
ago, the fact was known all over the
country, as my honored representative
in Congress on my left, Hon. Horace
Maynard, [loud and continued cheer
can say. He is a true, loyal, and
Courageous man, and who, together
with myielf, Johnson, [applause,] and
there, will fight the rebel crew of Jeff
avis, and their hosts, and push them
the bitter end, where we will still
fight them; and we intend, by the
grace and help of God, to pursue them
to the gates of hell, and, after they
have entered, to make mouths at them.
[Laughter and cheers.] He, I say,
Will bear me witness, that in forty
pight hours after the polls closed, in
November a year ago, I came out edi
torially, in my paper, the most widely
FLO extensively circulated sheet in
that:part of the Southern Confederacy,
a paper that they crushed out on the
twenty-fifth day of October last, a pa
per which was not hurt by its piety,
although it was the only religious sheet
in the Confederacy. In that paper I
announced that Lincoln was fairly and
squarely elected under the forms of
law and of the Constitution, without
fraud and that it was the bounden du
ty of every good. patriot in North
America to bow submissively and
cheerfully and to acquiesce in the will
of tho majority of the dominant party
as expressed at the balllot box, and de
clared it was my purpose to do so, and
if, at the end of four years, Lincoln
should not make the sort of a Presi
dent that he ought to make, to try it
The Breckinridgo party, if elected,
poly intended to steal all your money
,and arms they could, and, at the expi
ration °tette four years, take command
of the republic. That was their pur
pose—the hell-deserving vagabonds.
[Laughter.] They intended this and
nothing else. Did not—Mason that
whisky, rotten-headed Senator—bow
in the Senate and say, no matter what
the North may concede to us, the
South will reject all—out of the Union
we intend to go, and out of the Union
they have tried to go. These rebel
Bepresentatives pretended to go thro'
the form of their oath in tho daytime,
but at night they were holding caucuses
as to how they could break up the
'Union. They were busy in framing
messages to send home to their Legis
latures, advising them to pass ordi
nances of Secession. Not the least
important of this class were Mason
and Slidell, whom you boarded for a
short time at public expense in Fort
Warren. He thought that Slidell's
face bore a resemblance to an orang
outang, and he would never be taken
for an honest man. Instead of giving
thorn up, we should have tied a mill
stone to their necks and thrown them
into Boston harbor. During the eighty
years this Government has existed we
of the South have bad control-twice
to your once, and we have elected our
candidates to the Presidency twice to
your once. Yet not a word was said
against it.; We have re-elected our
men, while no man north of Mason and
Dixson's line was ever re-elected. Not
only did we do this, but we actually
seized your Northern men, when elec;•
ted, and converted them o our own
use. We made cats-paws of them.
They say that President Lincoln com
mitted the overt aet-hy calling out the
75,000 men. The speaker thought ho
should have. called out 500 000,and
crushed the devila out at nnee. [laugh
ter and applause.]
Vllen ha NYSts sleeted, we of the
Sou* had'the majority in the House
and Senate, and the .President could
not have appointed even a postmaster
without our consent, but nevertheless
we pitched out of the Union. Yes,
out we went. The speaker bad al
ways fought against disunion, and he
was dping so, Ow: If two years ago
his tears would have brolight old Tack
son back he would have succeeded, and
placed him in the chair then held by a
citizen of your State, now residing at
Wheatland. [Laughter.] If Old Hick
ory could have beeu there he would
have hung Floyd for stealing, and
Thompson - for seconding the motion.
[Applause.] As there were other
prominent gentlemen present who
would address tbem he would be brief;
but be wished them to understand that
he was not yet done. [Laughter.]
The Secessionists in Knoxville, he
thought, were not as strong as repre
sented. Although the Secession can
didates were forced upon us at the
point of the bayonet, yet they beat
them at the polls two to. one. A more
Union-loving people never breathed
the air of Heaven. [Applause.] Noth
ing can drive the people of East Ten- -
nessee from their devotion to the
Union. [Loud applause.] He was
overpowered when he read, during the
day, that Chattanooga had been cap
tured by one of Pennsylvania's sons—
Gen. Negley. He hoped soon to hear
of him chasing them all towards the
Gulf of Mexico, where they might be
driven into the sea, as the hogs were
into the sea in ancient times. A mis
sionary was sent to Tennessee by Jeff.
Davis, in the shape of William L.
Yancy, to convert our people. [Laugh
ter.] He sent him to convert us. This
man made a speech to us, and read
from an editorial in the Parson's paper,
in which he sustained the President.
He asked if the man who wrote it was
in the crowd. The Secessionists cried
"he was" He invited him up, and,
after some time, the speaker mounted
the stage. Yancy said to him, " Yon
are a preacher, but you are badly em
ployed—you should not preach poli
tics." After some further words, the
speaker asked him if he was through,
and he said ho was. The Parson then
said that the old preacher, who hap
pened to preside over the meeting, was
also meddling in politics. He asked
him if ho was aware that another of
the officers of the meeting, who was
an elector for Breckinridge was also
an old loco foco Methodist minister
who had been expelled from the church.
And numerous others of the same
stamp he pointed out, and then said
" a pretty set of men to point out the
way fora Christian to follow." [Laugh
! ter and applause.] Yancey did not
kick him off the platform, but if he
had, the Parson would have went off
on one side and the former on the other,
as he stated that during the conversa
tion he had taken the precaution to
thrust his hand into his breeches-pocket,
and bold on to hie revolver ready for
use. [Laughter.]
Ho next proceeded to show how by
fraud and violence the bogus Confed
eraey had elected their President and
Vice President—how the election was
forced in Tennessee. The rebels de
termined, by an act of the Legislature,
to rob all Ur.ion men of their arms
and all means by which they could de
fend themselves. This was well car
ried out throughout the whole South.
In spite of all these wrongs imposed
on good people, he was sorry to say
that hero in the North were many who
sympathized with this infernal rebel
lion. Ho would say to them that they
were the most . bell deserving and God
forsaken wretches, and worse than
those of the same sort whO are South.
[Applause.] When the speaker was
thrust into jail, ho found there one
hundred and fifty true Union men,
guilty of nothing else on God's earth
but wishing to sustain the old flag.
One or two of them were old Baptist
ministers, who Were only charged with
prayingfor President Lincoln When
he was placed there these men express.
ed their regret, and said they never
expected to see him in such a bad sit
uation. He made them a speech—told
them to cheer up; they were not there
for any crime, but only because they
were loyal to the best Government on
earth. He was there for the same of
fence, and he told them that there he
would rot before he would denounce
his creed.
There we lay in prison, day after
day, until they commenced hanging
us. The rebels were accustomed to
drive up to the prison with coffins in
carts—we knew some one was to hang,
but not which one; we all trembled in
our boots. How do you think your
humble servant felt ? for if any man in
that jail, under their law, deserved the
gallows, I claim to have been the man.
I knew it, and they knew it. [Ap
plause.] They came sometimes with
two coffins, one in each cart, and they
took two men at a time and marched
them out. He afterwards learned that
at a drum-head court-martial he lacked
one vote of being hung; and this vote
was so given for fear that otherwise it
might damage the Confederacy. The
speaker narrated the case of an old
man and his son, who were hung one
after another. They made that poor
old man, who was a Methodist class
leader, sit by and see his son hang till
he was dead, and then they called him
a damned Lincolnito Union-shrieker,
and said, "Come on; it is your turn
next." He sank, but they propped
him up and led him to the halter, and
swung both off on the same gallows.—
During this horrible scene the wives
and daughters of the Secessionists
were enjoying the sight at 'a distance.
Ho thought that when once the spirit
of Secession possesseS a female South,
she has within her more devils than
ever went out •of Mary Magdalene.—
[Laughter.] In that miserable jail lay
a number of sick, nigh unto death, and
some of them died after his discharge.
One case he Would never forget—that
of the son of an old minister acquain
tance of his, James Madison Cate, a
most exemplary and worthy member
of the Baptist Church, who was there
for having committed no other crime
than that of refusing to volunteer, and
who lay stretched at length upon the
floor, with one thickness of a piece of
carpet under him, and an old overcoat
doubled up for a pillow, in the very
agonies of death, unable to turn over,
only from one side to the other. His
wife came - to visit him, bringing her
youngest child with her, which was
but a babe, but they refused her ad
mittance. I put my head out of the
jail window, and entreated them, for
God's sake, to let the poor woman
come in, as her husband was dying—
They at last consented that she might
see him for the limited time of fifteen
minntes. As she came in and looked,
upon her husband's wan and emaetated
face, and saw how rapidly he was
sinking, she -gave evident signs of
fainting, and - would haVe fallen to the
floor, with the babe in-her - arms, had
he not rushed up to her and cried,
"Let me have the babe," and then she
sank down upon the breast of her dy
ing husband, - unable at first to speak a
single word. lie sat by and held the
babe until the fifteen minutes had ex
pired, when the officer came in, and in
vit insulting and peremptory manner
notified her that the interview was to
close. lie hoped he might- never see
-nob a scene again; and yet such cases
were common all over East Tennessee.
Such actions as these show the spirit
of Secession in the South. It is the
spirit of murder and assassination; it '
is the spirit of hell. And yet you have
men at the North who sympathize
with these infernal murderers. [Ap
plause.] If he owed the devil a debt
to be discharged, and it was to be dis
charged by the rendering up to him of
a dozen of the meanest, most revolt
ing, and God-forsaken wretches that
ever could be culled from the ranks of
depraved human seciety, and he wan
ted to pay that debt and get a premi
um upon the payment, he would make
a tender to his Satanic Majesty of
twelve Northern men who sympathized
with this infernal rebellion. [Great
cheering.] Why, gentlemen, after the
battle at Manassas and Bull Run, the
officers and privates of the Confederate
army passed through our town on their
way to Dixie, exulting over the victo
ry they had achieved, and some of
them had what they called Yankee
heads, or the entire heads of Federal
soldiers, some of them with long beards
and goatees, by which they would
take them up and say, " See ! here is
the head of a damned soldier captured
at Bull Run." That is the spirit of
Secession at the South. It is the spirit
of murder of the vile, untutored sav
ages it is the spirit of hell; and he
who apologizes for them is no better
than those who perpetrate the deed.—
[Cheers.] But in the town of Green
ville, where Andrew Johnson resides,
they took out of the jail, at one time,
two innocent Union men,
.who had
committed no offence on the face of
the earth, but that of being Union
men—Nashby and Fry. Fry was a
poor shoemaker, with a wife and half
a dozen children. A fellow front way
down East in Maine, by the name of
Daniel Leadbeater, the bloodiest and
the most ultra man, the vilest wretch,
the most unmitigated scoundrel that
ever made a track in East Tennessee.
This is Col. Daniel Leadbeater, late of
the United States Army, but now a
rebel in the Secession army. He
took these two men, tied them With
his own hands upon one limb, im
mediately over the railroad track in
the town of Greenville, and ordered
them to hang four days and nights,
and directed all the engineers and con
ductors to go by that hanging concern
slow, in a kind of snail gallop, up and
down the road, to give the passengers
an opportunity to kick the rigid bod
ies and strike them with a rattan.—
And they did it. He pledged his hon
or that on the front platform they
made a business of kicking the dead
bodies as they passed by; and the wo
men—(he would not say ladies, for
down South we make a distinction be
tween ladies and women)—the women,
the wives and daughters of men in
high position, waved their white hand
kerchiefs in triumph through the win
dows of the car at the sight of the'two
dead bodies hanging there. Leadbeat
er, for his murderous courage, was pro
moted by Jeff. Davis to the office of
Brigadier General. He had an encoun
ter, as their own papers at Richmond
state, at Bridgeport, not long ago,
with a part of Gen. Mitchell's army,
where Leadboatcr got a glorious whip
ping. His own party turned round
and chastised hint for cowardice. He
had courage to bang innocent unarmed
men taken out of a jail, but he had not
courage to face the Yankees and the
Northern men that were under Mitch
ell and Buell. He took to his heels
like a coward and scavenger as he is.
[Applause and cheers.] Our pro
gramme is this that when we get back
into East Tennessee we will instruct
all our friends everywhere to secure
and apprehend this fellow, Leadbeater,
and our purpose is to take him to that
tree and make the widow of Fry tie
the rope around his infernal neck.—
And yet, you have in your midst
sympathisers with these rascals. You
ought to drive them out of Philadel
phia on a rail, and if we beginto do so
to-morrow he would help. [Loud ap
He congratulated his audience, in
conclusion, that the South could not
hold out a great while longer. There
were thousands who were tired and
sick of the work, and were destitute
of clothing, arms, and ammunition.—
They had no cause to fight for; hell
and the devil were on their side, and
that was all. The blockade had liter
ally ruined them. When he left Ten
nessee no sheriff's posse could find a
fine-tooth comb in the whole town,
and, in consequence, the heads of their
children were very much taken posses
sion of by little inhabitants contending
for the right of squatter sovereignty.
The Government had encountered
a rebellion in Massachusetts, and a
Whiskey Insurrection in Pennsylva
nia. More recently still, we bad a re
bellion in the neighboring State of
Rhode Island, known as the Dorr re
bellion, and the Government very effi
ciently and very properly put it down;
but the great conspiracy of the nine
teenth century, and the great rebel
lion of the ago is now at hand, and he
believed that Abe Lincoln, with the
people to back him, will crush it out.
[Cheers and applause.] It would bo
done, it must be done, and it shall be
done—[great cheering]—and, having
done that thing, gentlemen and ladies,
if they will give us a few weeks' rest
to recruit, wo will lick England and
France both, if they wish it—[loud ap
plause]—and he was not certain but
we would have to do it—particularly
old England. [Great laughter.] She
has been playing a two-fisted game,
and she was well represented by Rus
sel, for he carried water on both. shoul
ders. He did not like the tone of her
journals, and when this war is finished
we shall bare four or ,ve hundred
thousand well-drilled soldiers, inured
to the hardships of war s under the lead
of experienced officers, and then we
shall be ready for the rest of the world
and the balance of mankind. [Ap
plause.] W&might have to give old
England what Paddy gave the drum,
‘ a devil of a boating." [Great laugh
ter and' applause.]'
The hospitals•at Clamp Curtin Ire
full. .
qe gibahe.
Tuesday Afternoon, June 24,1862.
Our Flag Forever
" I know of no mode in which a loyal citi
zen may so well demonstrate his devotion to
his country as by sustaining the Flag, the
Constitution and the Union, under all circum
THE Journal editors must feel wretch
edly uneasy just at this time. They are
straight-out for a straight-out Simon
pure, double dyed Republican party
nomination, without respect to the
kind of material of which the ticket
might be composed. They suppose a
mistake if they suppose we are in fa
vor of a Union ticket such as we sup
ported last fall. We intend to improve
on that improvement. With one ex
ception the ticket was a good one.—
The exception was the senior editor
of the Journal and American. By his
conduct since Lis election, we are sat
isfied that his heart was in the Union
movement only so far as to make his
own election sure.
We don't wish to be considered in
the way of the mere party men of ei
ther party making straight-out nomi
nations. We only claim for ourself,
and the independent straight-out
Union men of the county, districts and
State, the right to act independent of
the dictation of hungry office-seekers.
THE 84T1 - IOFFICERED.-011 Saturday
last, Gov. Curtin made the following
appointments for the 84th, Col. Mur
ray's Regiment :—Colonel, Samuel 111.
Bowman, formerly of Columbia coun
ty, bat.lately a member of an Illinois
Cavalry Regimept, that fought brave
ly in five battles in the west. Major
Walter Barrett promoted to Lieuten
ant Colonel. Adjutant Thomas IL
Craig to the post of Major. The 84th
does not now number three hundred
effective men. The 110th is in 'no bet
ter condition. An effort will be made
to fill up both regiments. No two re
giments have seen more active service
than the 84th and 110th.
WANTED.—TWO good loyal MOO as
subscribers to the Globe, to fill the pla
ces of two party , men who have dis
continued their subscriptions because
we will not agree to support any pro
gramme Vallandigham & Co. may ar
range for the Demoeraticparty. That
wo would lose the support of the mere
politicians we know to b.. a certainty,
for a press is of no value to them fur
ther than to help them into offices the
people might think them not worthy
of. We do not complain of men who
do not endorse our course, for discon
tinuing their subscriptions to the Globe.
We only ask those who do, to come
forward and give us the evidence of
their approval by taking the places of
those who discontinue. To be success
ful in our efforts to reform the treason
and corruptions of parties, we should
have the hearty support of all who are
with us.
publicans of Blair county, hold their
nominating Convention on Tuesday of
last week. There was a very warm
contest for Congress between S. Steel
Blair and L. W. Hall. Blair secured
the majority of the delegates of the
county, and will ask to be nominated
by the Congressional Conference for
Tho following county tielcet was
placed in nomination :
Assembly—R. A. Mellurtric.
County Treasurer—John A. Craw
Register & Recorder—ll. A. Cald
County Commissioner—D. Shock.
Director of the Poor—J. S. Nicodc
Auditor—David lienshey.
Co. Surveyor—H. C. Nicodemus
SIGNIFICANT. Some of our town
politicians who wish to regulate things
in the old way of packing delegate be
forehand, approached a highly respec
table gentleman from the country, a
few days ago to receive his co-opera
tion. His reply was : "I do not want
to hear anything about your party ar
rangements; I have a son in the army."
There is meaning in that answer.
der date of Juno 20th, says:
" Whilst General McClellan is opera
ting surely to save us the humiliation
of the most insignificant retreat before
Richmond, he has now so invested said
city as to. leave little else for the rebels
to, do, but fight, and fight to the bitter
end., Should they attent to, retreat
South, cart TAW head them
off with an army south of Petersburg,
which he can throw across the James
river in a few hours, under cover of
our gunboats. To retreat to L,yncti
burg and the mountains would entail
starvation and utter demoralizatiou te.
their army, and the rebels would
sin -
ply wage war pt., a time as '
The time ks certainly, Re'as, at hand
when the great, blow i t s to be, struck,
and though we may be appalled at the
immense destructio, 9f life on our side,
we shall march certainly to, vietory.
g the most unpleasent features
of our position at Richmond is the
stench which arises from the battle field
of Fair Oaks, around andin which some
of our troops are encamped. The ef
fluvia is of Ruch a strong character as
to sicken even veterans at times. We
shall never know the real loss of human
life at Fair Oaks. The other day a lot
of over one hundred and fifty dead reb:
els were found in a clump of woods
which had not been previously exam
ined. So far decayed were these bod
ies that our soldiers could not approach
the spot long enough to bury them."
Blair County Republican Convention,
The Altoona Tribune, a Hall paper,
tells us how S. Steel Blair secured the
nomination in Blair county. The Tri
bune says
" By the meanest fraud and trickery,
several delegates elected to the Coun
ty Convention, which met on Tuesday
at Hollidaysburg, instructed by the
people who they represented, to vote
for Hon. L. W. Hall for Congress, were
induced to violate those instructions and
vote for Mr. Blair. Learning this, Mr.
Hall refused to let his name go before
the Convention, and Blair was declared
the choice of the party in this county.
SEVENTEEN delegates refused to vote
for him or to make his nomination
unanimous, although there was no oth
er name before the Convention. A ma
jority of the whole Convention were
positively instructed by the people to
vote for Col. Hall. We leave the trai
tors who betrayed him in the hands of
the people they also betrayed. This
day Louis W. Hall stands nearer the
hearts of the masses of our county than
any man within its borders. Hisability,
integrity and popularity, can well stand
a temporary defeat brought about in
such a corrupt and dishonest manner.
As to the men who induced the traitor
delegates to so misrepresent their con
stituents, we will have a word to say
again. The published proceedings of
the Convention show the utter detest
ation with which his friends view the
manner in which his opponents effected
the withdrawal of his name. Notwith
standing the treachery of the delegates
referred to, we thought, and still think,
Col. Hall had a majority of the Con
vention with him, and we were pained
when he refused to let his name go be
fore it—but on reflection we think he
was right, and honor him all the more
for his manly position. We will speak
our mind more freely on this subject
again. Those who think that Mr. Hall
can be struck down in such a manner,
are sorely mistaken."
geon 1). S. Hays, of the One Hundred
and Tenth regiment of Pennsylvania
Volunteers, who was dismissed from
the service for leaving three hundred
and twenty-five wounded men in the
cars at Washington all night, has pub
lished a card, in which he states that
ho bad been with these men for five
days and nights, with little or no sleep
or rest, that he reached Washington
with them between 9 and 10 o'clock at
night, a stranger in a strange city, and
failing to find any arrangements for
their reception, although he had twice
telegraphed his - approach to the Sur
geon General, and being unable to find
him, wiis induced by his assistants to
go to a hotel and take a few hours rest
at 4 o'clock in the morning. His card
concludes as follows:
After making every search in my
power for some ono in authority to
take charge of the sick and wounded,
I returned to the train. Here I found
the kind people of the neighborhood in
attendance, doing all in their power to
make the poor fellows under my charge
as comfortable as possible under the
circumstances. Many were then being
taken to the churches and houses that
had been so generously opened for
them. They wore made as comforta
ble as it was in my power that night
to make them. Before the Surgeon
General was at his office in the morn
ing I was there to make my report
and receive my orders. Immediately
upon making my report and receiving
my orders, (which to one appeared
strange, when considering that the Sur
geon General was telegraphed of their
coming—my orders from the Surgeon
General were to find and report to the
Medical Director, and he would send
ambulances,) I returned to my charge
and found them exceedingly comforta
ble and cheerful.
This morning (Monday) charges
were preferred against me by the Med
ical Director and Surgeon General,
(without notifying me of the fact,) al
leging gross neglect of duty; and the
Secretary of War ordered my name to
be struck from the rolls, without al
lowing me to make either argument
or defence.. Under these circumstan
ces, with these facts existing, I ask my
friends, I ask the public, if I am not
being sacrificed in order to shield some
one in a position much higher than I
from charges of gross negligence ?
Am I not made the scapegoat of other
men's sins? Who are the men in lucra
tive offices who should have prepared
most bountifully for the reception of
these sick and wounded soldiers? Ask
the sick men, the wounded men; them
selves, if I neglected them. Ask the
assistant surgeons and attendants.—
They know if I shirked my work or
shunned any responsibility; and let
them and the world say if the man who
watched over these poor fellows day
and night, for almost a week, ought to
be disgraced because somebody failed
to provide for dick comfort here.
We copy the following from the
Washington .Republ of Thursday :
The following statement has been
signed by seventy-two soldiers who
were under the care of Dr. Hays.—
These signatures were obtained in a
visit -to only :Aleut one-fourth the num
ber who were under his care at the
time alluded to, the I,adS,eo having
charge of this Matter, having time to
visit only three of the twelve wards
where the soldiers are now placed:—
We, th,e nndersigned, sick and wound
ed soldiers from the Ohio and Indiana
regiments, who came to this city on
Saturday evening, the 14th inst., under
the care of Dr. D. S. Hays, Surgeon of
the One 'Hundred and Tenth Pennsyl
vania Volunteers; do most respectfully
and sincerely regret Dr. Hays' dis
charge from the service, - on the plea of
gross neglect," of those entrusted to
his care, believing such am:a:Woos
cannot' be substantiated IV' ally - filets
to our knowledge. He has never been
guilty of neglect, but ever treated all
under his care with the utmost tender
ness and kindness, and ever been most
prompt in the discharge of his whole
duty towards us.
From the army before Richmond
Preparations for the Impending Battle.
Mr. Henry J. Raymond, of the N. Y.
Times, writes to his paper as follows :
Camp Before Richmond, Tuesday,
rune 17, 1862.—F0r about an hour this
morning commencing at 9 o'clock, we
heard very heavy firing on the ex
treme left. From the direction, size
of the guns, and other circumstances,
it seems, most likely to be on James
river, and was probably an affair of
the gun-boats. It is now noon, and
the firing has ceased. You will hear
all about it, doubtless, from official sour
ces, long before this letter can reach
For the last day or two there has
been an ominous silence all along the
lines. The opinion isbeginning to pre
vail on our side that no active opera
tions, by way of an advance, are to be
expected for some time to come;
in this opinion Ido not share. Gen.
McClellan will unquestionably take
all the time for preparation which he
deems essential to success; but ho will
take no more. He has fhll and, entire
confidence in his troops, and
.-cti +.t
hesitate to put them in motiorilft ' o
ment he is able to move theni - Avide
certainty of being able to support then
properly. If it had been possible to
bring the main body of our army across
the Chickahominy on the night after
the battle of Fair Oaks, they would
have been marched at once upon Rich- '
mond. But we had no bridges—the
stream was terribly
swollen, and twos force was simply impossible.—
We did succeed, thanks to the indomi
table energy of Gen. Sumner, in bring
ing over moil enough to repulse the ene
my and achieve a signal success--but not
enough to make that success decisive..
We could now push infantry and cav-
alry upon the rebels in front of us—
but these are not enough. 'We must
be able also to bring into full and com
plete activity the great bulk of our ar
tillery, and for that all the requisite
conditions are not yet fulfilled. When
they will be it is not for me to say,
even if I knew; but with such
as yesterday and to-day, the crisis
cannot much longer be delayed.
I hear no doubts expressed, in any
quarter, of success. The rebels are be
lieved to have a force of 150,000 men,
or thereabouts—but not more than
100,000 of them are believed to be at
all disciplined soldiers, and not more
than 75,000 are thought to be troops
worthy of meeting ours. The new
levies will be worse than none. The
battle soon to come off, will be for pos
session primarily of the comparative
ly open conntry which lies in front of
the eight fortifications by which Rich
mond is defended. Thto guns mount
ed upon these fortifications can take
but little part in it. They are too far
off', and can come into play only after
the main action shall have been deci
ded, and when our forces shall have
advanced three or four miles further
forward. The new levies will proba
bly be posted in these works, leaving
the older troops to contest the field in
front of them. If the latter should be
repulsed and driven back upon the
works, they will be very likely to car
ry among the raw troops there a good
deal of confusion with them. If this
should be sufficient to warrant such a
step on our part, we may push for-ward
at once, and undertake their capture - .
If not, we can at least encamp in front,
and enter more deliberately upon the
work of reducing them.
It is not believed here that any por
tion of Beanregard's forces have
reached Richmond from Corinth.—
But it is not doubted that some of the
best of them may be on the way.—
They might possibly arrive next week
—not sooner. I did not think Gener
al McClellan likely to run the risk of
giving them the advantage of such a
A battle may, at any moment, be
precipitated by the rebels. They have
probably learned to be more wa
ry in making an attack, since the dis
astrous result of their well-planned
and most formidable attempt to de
stroy the small force which had cros
sed the Chickahominy previous to the
battle of the first. But there are sun
dry indications of a disposition on their
part to make an attempt upon one of
our flanks—most probably this time,
if at all, upon our right, in the hope of
destroying our stores at White House,
and cutting off our communications,
by the Pamunky and York Rivers,
which is now our only line. The bold
dash of Stewart's Cavalry, last Friday,
looks very much like a reconnoissance
preparatory to a movement of that
kind ; and the filet that large masses
of the enemy were observed to be mo
ving toward their left on Friday and
Saturday gave still further color to
this conjecture. I send you two or
three letters which were seized by our
cavalry in an excursion toward Hano
ver Court House, made on Sunday
night—written by rebel ladies to their
husbands on Saturday and Sunday,
and having reference, mainly, to the
passage of Stewart's cavalry. You
will observe that in one of these letters,
written evidently by a lady of great
intelligence and cultivation, the hint
is given that the clash was prelimina
ry to a movement in force upon our
flank. She may have made this con
jecture herself; but she is much more
likely to have heard It from some mil
itary authority.
It was certainly one of the boldest
movements, o. the war—and is scarce
ly to be explained except in connec
tion with something of more impor
tanee than its own immediate results.
It has been stated by prisoners taken
by our oavalry, that Stewart's purpose
was to burn the stores at the White
House, and that ho was deterred from
going there by seeing a train pass c t long
the road laden with troops, fromwhifh
ho inferred that we bad too. sqopga
force for him there, and that, we 44
sent troops, moreover, to, his rev. lie,
therefore, as a, matter of. necessity,
dashed aerostathe i:ailgoid nt Tanstatl's,
Station pAwd. completely in. the rear ,
of a Ekriny (fly; we have no. 'iDrces in
our.dear to bold the country between
here and Williamsburg,) swam the
Cbickahominy below Jones's Bridge,
ten or twelve, miles below Bottom's
Bridge, and passed ; ink° Richmond be
twqm our forces on the White Oitik
Swamp and the Jamer river. On Sun
day he is known to have returned to
Hanover Court House.
It may be that Stewart's object was
to burn our stores at the White House;
but it seems to me more likely that he
wished to see whether a stronger force
than his own could not do it, and at,
the same time cut us off permanently
from our base operations. What his,
conebsions may have been, I do pot.
know. But the enemy, thus fur, have
not gratified us by an attack in that,
A flag of truce was sent over to the
rebel camp on Sunday, to hold a .cea
ference with Gen. Howell Cobb, on the.
subject of exchanging prisoners. Cot
Key, of Gen. McClellan's staff, was the,
officer intrusted with this mission. It.
is said that he found Gen. Cobb in fine'
health and spirits, ostentatiously con
fident of victory before Richmond, but•
still more emphatic in maintaining
that, even if we should take Richmond,.
we should have many other battles to
fight before we should succeed in con
quering the South. Ho was quite dis
posed to argue the whole question of
Secession, and found in Col. Key an
opponent quite as ready to discuss the.
political as the military aspects of theN
controversy. Gen. Cobb stated that
the Confederate Government was ready
to exchange prisoners upon any fair.
and equitable terms, and seemed quite.
desirous of coming to seine mutual un
derstanding upon this subject. Noth
ing was decided, however, beyond this.
mutual agreement on the general issue..
Whether any explanation was asked
or offered of the extraordinary course.
of the Confederate Government toward
Col. Corcoran, I have not learned. '-
From firing upon each - other con--
stantly the pickets of the two armies
have passed to the opposite extreme;
and are now frequently found in close
companionship, having laid aside. their
arms for the time and exchanging
newspapers or talking over the events
of the day. This has been carried so
far as to render necessary the interpo
sition of the general officers, and orders
have been issued forbidding it in fu
All along the front the two armies
are separated by a thin belt of woods
which serve to conceal their mutual
preparations. Beyond this lino or
tree; which runs for most - of the way
through a ravine, the ground is higher
and more open. The first struggle
will be for the possession of this ground,
unless the rebels make a different is
sueat a different point.
Gen. McClellan has been laboring
under indisposition, more or less se
vere, for several days. Ho' is much
better now, however, and is indefati
gable in his attention to the details or
official duty. Ho visits the lines con
stantly, keeps an eye over - every
bridge and every battery, and spends.
a large part of every day in the saddle:_
Ike has a most laborious and effective
staff, and the whole business of the ar—
my is in the most compact and coin- ,
pletc order. 11. J. R.
The sufferings of our sick and wound
ed soldiers have drawn forth freely
all the noble and benevolent character
istics of the women of the North, hun
dreds of whom have flocked to the hos
pitals east and west, and are cheerful:-
ly• acting as angels of mercy to the,
poor fellows who are suffering there
with wounds and disease. Conspictidus
among these philanthropic women is
Mrs. Henry Baylis, the wife of a - mer
chant of this city, who as Chief Direc
tress of the Women's Relief Hospital,.
has left a home of affinonce and hur
ries to the relief of our sick and wound- :
ed soldiers at Yorktown. She has not •
only volunteered to endure the priva
tions, and discharge the disagreeable
du ti es. of hospital life, but she has stud=-
ied - the profession f a surgeon and
nurse, so that she can care fora wound
ed limb equal to any of the surgeons of
the army. The memory of such exa
men should be cherished by the whole
nation, and she is richly entitled to a
fame equal to that which Florence
Nightengale has so justly earned.—
.Aretv York Atlas.
A YOUNG man who applied at a re—
cruiting. station, for enlistment, was
asked " if ho could sleep on the point.
of a bayonet;" when ho promptly re
plied by saying: "he could try it, as
he had often slept on a pint of whis
key, and the kind they used where he:
came from would kill farther than any
shooting-iron he ever saw."
June 23, 1882.
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