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W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 16, 1862.
Our Flag Forever
" 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
stances, and UNDER EVERY ADMINISTRATION,
REGARDLESS OF PARTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
ASSAILANTS, AT DOME AND ABROAD."-STEPLIEN
To Our Patrons,
We have left our editorial chair to
serve our country in the battle•field.—
The business of the office is left in
charge of faithful young men, but they
have not had sufficient experience in
the buSiness to issue a full and fault
less paper. They will do tho best
they can in furnishing you with the
latest news—more than this cannot
be expected of them. If we can find
time We Shall let you hear from us.
Mr: Charles Doyle, in our Book
Store, is authorized to receive money
from any of you, during our absence,
and we hope he will be called upon by
many who are in arrears, and by all
who may wish to give us a friendly
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 14, 1862.
Dear Globe:—We, the Dorris com
pany, arrived on this ground at about
3 o'clock this morning. It was the
first company tendering services to the
Governor under the call for the militia,
and would have been as early on the
ground as any other but for ,the un
pleasant difficulty that occurred which
delayed its march. At the time we
arrived this morning there was not
over five hundred men on the ground
we now occupy, but at tins time 12 AL
the bill is crowdctd by thousands, and
companies are arriving every five min
utes. We have just received march
ing orders, to proceed to Chambers
burg at 3i P. M. Great _excitement.
Nothing to say more.
At 3 o'clock Wm. Dorris, of Co. F,
was elected Colonel. Captain will be
elected to-morrow, which we predict
AN-ill be Major Garrettson, Lieut. Lewis
declining to be promoted.
Several rebel officers were captured
on Sept. 12th, at the house of Dr. L. T.
Williamson, on the Ilookstown road
near Baltimore. They, together with
their entertainer and a+few friends,
were taken to Baltimore and placed
in close custody. It is thought the
officers will, as they justly should, be
treated as spies.
Jlon. John R. Thompson, U. S. Sen
ator, died at his residence in Princeton,
New Jersey, on Sept. 12, at an early
hour after midnight. Ms official term
would have expired on the 4th of March
A. supposed spy was arrested •at
Dauphin on Friday night last, and ta
ken to Harrisburg, and committed to
prison to await an investigation.
Over two hundred companies have
responded to the Governor's call.—
Many have left for Chambersburg.
An expedition under Senator Pome
roy, will start early in October with
five hundred colored persons, mostly
men, to Central America, provided
with implements of husbandry, and
everything necessary for their comfort
Seven recruits were obtained for the
rebel army.while in Maryland from
The halls of Congress and the corri
dors of the Capitol have been supplied
with hospital necessaries. There are
no patients there, however.
The Draft in Pennsylvania Postponed
till September 25th.
Harrisburg, Sept. 15.--The time for
drafting men is postponed until the
25th inst., liy the Governor.
Sec'y of the Commonwealth.
CArT. DORRIS' company left forlTar
risburg on Saturday night last at 11
o'clock. They were armed with the
State muskets, which arrived here in
the morning. This company is com
posed principally of aged and married
men who seem to be unable to stand
the hardships of a soldier's life, but be
ing determined to assist in driving the
invading rebels from our soil, they have
left their homes and business to fight.
We wish the patriots—old and young
safe and successful journey through
all their trials.
SOHN FAREIRA, the welt known. Fur
rier, of 718 Arch Street, Philad'a., an
nounces, as is his usual custom, the
opening of a largo and beautiful stock
of FursforLadies' and Children's Wear.
Read the inducements be offers in his
ads•. in this isgra..
Union County Convention.
Agreeably to a call made for a Union
Convention to be held in Huntingdon
on Tuesday September 9, 1862 for the
purpose of taking into consideration
the propriety of nominating a Union
County ticket to be supported by all
loyal men, who ignore party and wish
to unite in ono common cause, the sup
port and defence of our Country ; del
egates from the several townships and
boroughs met at the time and place
The Convention was organized by
appointing Samuel Ralston, Esq., of
Warriorsmark, President, A. G. Ewing
of Franklin and B. F. Brown of Morris
On motion of John Scott, Esq., the
roll of the several townships was called,
when the following delegates presen
ted credentials of election :
Barree—Andrew Cheney, Job Slack,
Curtis Kidder, James McGill.
Clay—S. L. Glasgow, P. 11. Bence,
J. Brewster, E. S. Swoope.
Cromwell—S. Bolinger, G. D. Eys
ter, Daniel Teague.
Henderson—David Thompson, Val
entine Sink, John Warfel.
Hopewell—Samuel Johnston, Adam
Juniata—J. N. Ball, Isaac Long, S.
Corbett, IL S. Isenberg.
Morris—Abram Karnish, Jos. Por
ter, 13. F. Brown, W. Isenberg.
Franklin—David Kinch, A. G. Ew
ing, J. D. Hughes.
Porter —R. Cunningham, Lewis
Knock, Jacob Herneane.
Warriorsmark—W. Johnston, W. S
Rider, Isaac Hamlin, Samuel Ralston
Shirley—John Enyoart, Abraham
Alexandria—W. Moore, David Wil
son, Thos. Newell, Wm. Philips.
Walker—W Walters, Wni. Smith
Jos. Isenberg, George Long.
Shirleysburg borough—ll - envy Brew
ster, W. A. Fraker.
Orbisonia borough—James Harper
Huntingdon Borough—H. Glazier,
W. Dorris ; John Scott, Ales. Port.
Mt. Union—J. C. Scehier, John
Oneida—John Hight; Elijah Gor
such, Daniel Read.
On motion, resolved that this Con
vention hold a private informal con
sultation on the propriety and best
method of forming a Union County
Ticket. The following correspondence
was then read before the Convention :
HUNTINGDON, Sept. 8, 1862.
To A. W. BENEDICT:
Dear Sir :—Until the
recent party Conventions met, it was
our belief you were opposed to making
party nominations in this crisis of our
affairs. Ono of those Conventions
placed you in nomination for Assem
bly. We bare been elected del
egates to a convention called to
make nominations without respect
to party, and if you deem it
advisable to give them to us, we would
request definite answers to the follow
First. Were you and are you yet op
posed to making party nominations a
this time ?
Second. Have you accepted the nom
ination for Assembly made by one of
the recent Conventions ?
Third. If elected would you deem it
your duty to avoid the introduction of
all mere partisan issues, to hold your
self independent of party organizations,
and to endeavor to unite men of all
parties in a cordial and earnest sup
port of the Government in its efforts to
suppress the rebellion?
IV3I. Dorms, jr.,
HUNTINGDON, Sept. 9, 1862.
John Scott, Henry Glazier,lVm. Dorris,
and Alexander Port, Esqs.
GENTLEMEN :—Yours containing three
inquiries, is before me. Usually, ques
tions to candidates arc from friends to
aid, or from enemies to entangle. I
believe your purpose a nobler one, and
I cheerfully answer.
" First, Were you, and are you yet,
opposed to the policy of making party
I did, and I do still believe, that the
policy of making strictly party nomi
nations was a mistaken one. Loyal
men, now, should have but one pur
pose. I would not by any act of mine,
even by implication, aid a foe who
socks my country's life. I would sink
every other issue in the higher one of
saving this Government from ruin.
" Second, Have you accepted' the
nomination for Assembly made by one
of the recent Conventions?"
I have not accepted, nor declined,
as no formal notice of that nomination
has been given me. My name had
been presented to the people, not to a
party. I presume my name was used
with a knowledge of my views. I
would not dictate the peculiar organi
zation the friendship of the people
should assume. Friends with whom
I have long acted and whose patriot
ism I do not doubt, composed that
Convention. They invited all loyal
men -to co-operate with them—they
disavowed party considerations. lam
not justified in doubting their profes
sions, or their actions. I urged all
with whom I talked to disregard all
claims but their country's, and ,present
such a ticket as would have secured
harmony amongst all earnestly loyal
"Third, If elected would you deem it
your duty to avoid the introduction of
all mere partisan issues, to hold your
self indepeuden t of party organizations,
and to endeavor to unite men of all
parties in a cordial and earnest sup
port of the Government in its efforts
to suppress this rebellion ?" If elected, I would prove that I had
other ends than mere party success.—
Mere partisan issues shall not com
mand my service. I would labor to
unite in ono efficient organization, ev
ery loyal man, tho object of which
should be a speedy annihilation of this
wicked rebellion. The foes of this re
bellion are my friends—its friends are
my foes. Till it is destroyed I will
join bands with every man of every
party and creed to make one party
against rebellion in arms—or rebellion
in secret. This is now my party.
My country demands my service,
and there is no sacrifice I will not
make. HI am not needed in the halls
of Legislation, I will cheerfully work
at home. Doubtful of my own abili
ties to render her that aid, which the
great necessities of the time deMand - I
shall make no promises which I shall
not fulfil, lest I produce the mischief I
would avoid. Yours truly,
A. W. 13E EDICT
The mode of forming a ticket was
then freely discussed by Messrs.
Finch, Porter, Bence ' Teague, Kid
der, Brown, Scott and others, from
which it appeared the general wish
was to have a ticket nominated, and
after considering all suggestions it was
resolved that none but those who were
known to be true loyal men should be
placed iu nomination, and that the of
fices should be divided in the follow
ing manner, viz :
Of those who have heretofore been
Republicans, Assembly, County Com
missioner, District Attorney, Auditor.
Of those who have heretofore been
Democrats, Sheriff, Director of the
Poor, County Surveyor.
On motion, proceeded to nomina
A. W. Benedict for Assembly, and
David Black for sherifr, were nomina
ted by acclamation. Nominations
were then made and ballotted for to
fill the rem:tilling:offices, which rcsalt
ed as follows:
A. IV. BENJ.:1)I0T, of Ilunlingdon
DAVID BLACK, of Huntingdon
r COUNTY COMMISSIONER,
PETER M. BARE, of Shirley.
DIRECTOR OF THE COON,
DAVID B.A PRICK, of West.
J. 11. 0. CORIIINyof Iluntingdon
HENRY WILSON, of Oneida
HENRY . L. M'CAPTIII.', of Brady.
The fnllo:ring• resolutions were then
offered by Mr. Kidder and unanimous
Resol,red, That having been sent to
this Convention by the people without
respect to party, and having in the
same manner nominated candidates,
we present them for support by the
loyal people of all parties, not because
we either undervalue or abandon po
litical principles hitherto entertained,
or act others to do so, but because the
nation's life is now attacked and en
dangered by a most wicked and for
midable rebellion, and until that dan
ger is past and that rebellion subdued,
There should be no division upon any
question less than that of national ex
istence, and upon that the lines should
be so strongly drawn, as to leave no
doubt about who are loyal supporters
of the Government, and who are not.
Resolved, That wo believe it to be
the duty of men of all parties to forego
for the present the discussion of ques
tions of mere party policy or legal con
struction, and to unite cordially and
earnestly in support of the President
and his Cabinet, in- their efforts to
maintain the Government, and uphold
the flag of the Udon, so long as trai
tors in arms arc attempting to destroy
the one and dishonor the other.
.Resolred, That we recognize as the
efficient organization for ending this
rebellion, that noble and self-sacrificino ,
body of our fellow-citizens, the Army
fighting under the Stripes and Stars;
that we pledge ail our means and ef
forts to sustain and encourage them;
and send cordial greetings to its offi
cers and men, wishing them speedy
and glorious triumph over the enemies
of the Government; content, as long
as they are struggling with one battle
cry in the field, with but one political
voice at home, and that one of earnest
undivided effort for the salvation of
the Union they are fighting for.
On motion, a County Committee of
two members from each district were
appointed by the delegates present, A.
Port, Esq., to act as Chairman.
The following resolution was then
offered by Joseph Porter and unani
Rewired, That we approve of the
patriotic course of the Huntingdon
Globe in discarding party ties, and cor
dially supporting the Government and
the war, and that we commend it to
the support of the loyal people of Hun
The Convention then adjourned
with three cheers for the ticket nomi
THE appeal to the women and chil
dren by the U. S. Surgeon General, is
being promptly responded to by our
citizens. Many of the ladies and chil
dren have prepared and fare still pre
paring lint for the wounded soldiers.
THE DRAFT.— , -Thursday, the 25th,
the draft is to be carried into effect.—
Many of those liable to be drafted have
already tendered their services and
will be exempted.
(`ZpeciEkl Despatch to the Dulletin.l
liAmusnunct, Sept. 13.—This city is
virtually under martial law.
Passes from the Mayor are required
to enable any one to leave.
The following is the May or's proda
In pursuance of the command of his
Excellency, A. G. Curtin, Governor of
this Commonwealth, dated this day, to
me directed, I hereby forbid every
able-bodied man from leaving the
bounds of this city, upon the pain of
being arrested and held in charge by
the military authorities, under the in
structions given to them for that pur
pose by the Governor.
All railroad companies and their
agents, located at this city, are also
hereby notified and positively forbid
den to carry off, or furnish transpor
tations for the purpose of carrying off,
any and all able-bodied men from this
The Provost Guard detailed for du
ty in this city, are hereby directed to
take care that the above proclamation
WM. 11. KEPNEII, Mayor.
Every able-bodied plan is arm(' and
going to Chainborsburg.
The people are in good spirits and
are anxious for J ;l nk F . on to croup no.
Tin Ffoon.---A fearful flood was
caused by the rains near Philadelphia,
which committed damage to the prop
erty bordering on the Schuylkill and
Delaware rivers to the amount of 31,-
The Press of September 13, speaks
of it as folloWs:
"In a district of the city almost
suburban, the flood came suddenly up
on the people and deluged their homes
and highways. It rose about the door
steps, and in some places above the
door tops. Trees were uprooted and
splintered, lamp-po - its were cal ried off
in the current, rafts of lumber went
sweeping down the roaring stream,
dashing against houses, demolishing
fences and walls, killing• and wounding
i nn o cen t children. In some places,
we are told, the water rose over a
man's height, in other places it reach
ed the second stories of dwellings,
boats were 'paddled along the pave
ments along which children had play
ed the day before, and horses were
seen swimming wildly about the
The waters rose rapidly and swept.
over one of the most interesting por
tions of the city. The people who live
here - are of moderato means, principal
ly artisans, laborers and mechanic.s.—
A number of large manufacturing in
stitutions are in the neighborhood, and
the labor they furnish gives
bread to hundreds of people in
theirim mediate vicinity. The damage
to these manufactories is very great,
in most eases intricate and expensive
machinery, as well as large stocks of
manufactured and raw material, being
destroyed. The immediate cifect of
this flood will be, we think, to throw
hundreds of people into a condition of
distress. Most of those who have suf
fered are of a class poorly able to suf
fer. Their means are limited, they
live on their daily labor, and beyond a
piano, an ingrain carpet, a photograph
album, and some neat and showy fur
niture, they have nothing to show for
their money. The economy of years
has been swept away in an hour, and
homes of,humble taste and happiness
have beer. ruined. "
IMPORTANT ORDER FROM GOV
Munusiverta, Sept. 10.--The follow
ing important orderhas just been made:
GENERAL ORDER, NO. 83
Ilarrisburg, Sept. 10, 1802.
In view of the danger of invasion
now threatening our State, by the en
emies of the Government, it is deemed
necessary to call upon all the able-bo
died men of Pennsylvania to organize
immediately for t4e defence of the
State, and be ready for marching or
ders upon one hour's notice, to proceed
to such points of rendezvous as the
Governor may direct. It is ordered,
First--'that company organizations
be made in.accordanee with the num
bers required under the laws of the
United States, to wit: One Captain,
First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant,
eighty privates as the minimum and
ninety-eight privates as the maximum
standard of each company. The com
pany officers to he elected by each or
- Second—As the call may be sudden
it is desirable that the officers and
members of each company provide
themselves with the best arms they
can secure, with at least sixty rounds
of ammunition to suit the kind of arms
in possession of the soldiers. Such
persons as cannot secure and bring
arms with them, will be furnished by
the Government after their arrival at
the place of rendezvous.
Thiel—Mach officer and member of
the Company shall provkla himself
with good stout clothing (uniform or
otherwise), bpots, blankets and haver
sacks, ready to go into camp when
called into service.
FoUrth—Each company organization
to be perfected as soon as possible, and
report the name of the officer in com
mand, the number of men and the
place of its headquarters, to these head
quarters, in order that they may be
promptly notified to move when their
services are required.
Fifth—Organizations when ordered
to move will be furnished with trans
portation by the Government.
Sixth—On the arrival at the place
of rendezvous the} - will be formed into
regiments' or such other organizations
as the Governor, Commander-in-Chief
of Pennsylvania, may direct.
Seventh—So fhr as practicable and as
may be found consistent with the in
terests of the public service, companies
from the same localities will be put
together in such larger organizations
as may be formed.
Eighth—Organizations formed under
the recent proclamation are earnestly
requested to adopt, without delay, such
measures as may be necessary to com
ply with this order.
Eiht/f—Organizations called into the
field under this order, will be held for
such service only as the pressing exi
gency for the State defence may con
By order of..ludrew G. Curtin, Gov
ernor, and Commander-in-Chief.
(Signed) A. L. Russur„
HEAD QUARTERS, PENNA. :Alm VIA,
imusnuna Sept 11, HU.
GENERAL ORDER, No. 30
By authority of the President of the
United States, fifty thousand of the
freemen of Pennsylvania are hereby
called for immediate service to repel
the now imminent danger from inva
sion by the enemies of the country.
Officers in command of company or
ganizations as authorized by General
Order. No. 33, dated Sept. 10th, will
at once report by telegraph, the place
of their headquarters, so that orders
may be issued from these headquarters
for transportation to Harrisburg for
such companies as may be ordered to
Further calls will be made for addi
tional fo es as the exigencies of the
service allay reclaim. The formation
of Companies unde}• the General Or
der of September 10th, ahonld contin
ue to be made as rapidly as possible
until all the able-bodied loyal men of
Pennsylvania are enrolled and ready
• By order of A. G. CURTIN,
dorernor and Commander-in-Chief.
A. L. RubsEr.r„ Adjutant General Pa
No MAILS al'O 8011 t.
or Ellicott's Mills.
Our Generals in tile field,
One of the most humiliating eviden
cos of the petulance and ingratitude of
a certain class of the Amenean people,
who presume to represent the prog
ress and intelligence of 'the nation, is
the manner in which the officers in
command of our armies in the field,
have been criticised and condemned.
This criticism and condemnation are
not merely confined to the press rep
resenting a certain class, but it ex
tends to that class of people them
selves, who assume exclusiveness, and
make it their boast that they give tone
and force to A meriean son timen t.—
Thus, we daily bear one General after
another condemned by men who nev
er were in sound on battle—who are
totally ignorant of the science of war,
who have no knowledge of the manual
of arms. Yet these men cooly set
themselves up as critics. They arro
gantly assume to judge when a wing
should be turned—when it charge
should be made—or a retreat ordered
—in a contest of which they may have
just received the first tidings. We hear
men daily deciding upon the merits of
our officers in the field, until the con
versation of such has become the
greatest bore of our exisOmee., and we
are almost led to desire never to sec
or hear such as these while the con
flict lasts. The system is radically
wrong, unjust and ungenerous, which
thns assails, oy - evil:Ills, elevates, or
condemns at will and on impulse, the
leaders of our armies in the field. It
is creating heartburnings and dissen
tions, where confidence and unanimi
ty would otherwise prevail. It is ma
king martyrs of those who should be
left unmolested in the service of the
country and the pursuit of their own
honor—while it as often seeks to make
heroes of others who scarcely deserve
tiro title of nice. It has clone more to
demoralize the army, defeat our plans
and postpone our success, than the
strategy and courage of the rebels
combined; and if it is to be persisted
in, it must eventually contribute to our
defeat and disgrace.
Whose who are not in the army—
who aro not standing up with their
bosoms bared to the fire of the enemy
—are not the men to criticise or con
demn the conduct of those who are
performing such service: We may
have the liberty of speech, bet we have
no right to make it the medium of
abuse of those who are doing what
they can for the country. We may
claim the freedom of the press, but
that freedom cannot be converted,
with impunity, into a license to assail
the means or the measures which the
Government deems best for its own
'preservation. Let us, then, be patient
with our servants. They have "a
hard road to travel," and a rough field
in which to toil. Let us be forbearing
with those in command of the armies
lin the field. Let us rely on their valor
and judgment, until wo have proven
ourselves, at least, equal to what we
claim to &Tide upon; or actually par
ticipate in scenes of which we presume
to judge. When we do this, we will
gain a better idea of merit and of just-
Ice, and the actions of our Generals in
the field will become more and more
worthy of our confidence and our corn
Cruelties in East Tennessee.
To the Editor of the Press
Sin: In casting my eyes over some
old documents in my possession, I have
fervid the Knoxville (Tenn.) Register,
of Itith of February last, in which the
speeches at a war meeting held there
the previous day are reported by the
editor. Colonel Baxter, a conserva
tive man, who had been acting with
the Union party, made Me speech of
the clay, and was threatened with vio
lence from the Secessionists. Theßcg
ister, unfriendly to Baxter, thus re
ports his speech :
" You now want the co-operation of
Union men in this crisis—how will you
get it? Ifyou want to make them ac
knowledge that SecessiOn is right, you
will never get it, for the human mind
cannot be coerced. You will not get
it by slandering, abusing, and persecu
ting them, and practising such barbar
ities as he could prove had been prac
ticed. Ile here went into an enumer
ation of instances of barbarous perse
cution of Union men. A captain in
neighboring counties had arrested more
than fifty unoffending citizens and sub
jected them to cruel treatment. The
proof of his misconduct bad been laid
before the commander of this post, who,
instead of remanding or punishing
him, had recommissioned him and sent
him back to his atrocious work. An
other commander had, without law,
hung two Union men to the limb of a
tree, at Greenville, and, with an inhu
manity that was disgraceful to civili
zation, had left them hanging for twen
ty-four hours, to intimidate and harrass
Union men. Two gentlemen, who had
no design to assist the enemy, but oc
cupied the same platform that he (Mr.
Baxter) did, on this question, were ar
rested and sent to Tuscaloosa, and
subjected to the horrors of an impris
onment, from the effects of which they
died. Afto enumerating many more
misdeeds of the military, and the Seces
sionists, the proofs of which he has and
can produce, he concluded by admon
ishing them to cease theirpersoeutions,
and urged a conciliatory course.
"In this brief outline of Mr. Bax
ter's spceck, we have touched only the
I call the attention of Northern sym
pathizers to this extract, who allege
that no such cruelties have been per
petrated ill East Tennessee. I well
remember the day on which Col. Bax
ter spoke, though I was, at the time,
in prison, and under the care of a phy
sician, who gave me an outline of the
proceedings of the war meeting. Dr.
Curry and Colonel Crosier spoke on
the Secession side. It was previously
understood that Colonel Baxter would
speak, and this announcement, togeth
er with his anomalous position, brought
out a crowd, among them many rebel
troops, threatening him with death.—
He was afterwards lodged in jail, and
where he now is I am not informed.
Ile is a wealthy man and an able ,aw
yer, if still living.
While this report of Col. Baxter's
speech—not contradicted then—estab
lishes the truth of the charges of cru
el treatment to Union men, it utterly
fails to report one-half of what he did
say. lie told them in that speech of
the shooting of Douglass and Ball
clown in the streets of Knoxville ! lie
told them of the tying to a log, strip-
ping bare, and whipping unmercifully,
Union men in that county ! He told
them of their cruel treatment and im
prison ment of Doctor Thornbug I He
told them of their driving Andrew
Johnson's sick wife out of her house,
and occupying it as a hospital! He
told them of hanging of Haunn,
Situation and son, in the same town,
and of refusing them a trial! He told
them of their then having all the jails
in East Tennessee crowded with union
men, some of whom were sickening
and dying for want of medical atten
tion and of other necessaries I And
he told them of other outrages, too bad
for me to mention in an article likely.
to be perused by ladies! Never did
a vile band of robbers and murderers
get such a roasting as Col. Baxter
gave them that day ! They even con
sulted among themselves whether or
no they would hang him. As I have
stated, they afterwards, "early in the
next month, cast him into prison, and
where he now is, if alive, I hare no
means of knowing.
The one-tenth part of the inhuman
and disgraceful• acts of barbarism,
practiced upon Union men in East
Tennessee, solely on account of their
loyalty to the Government of the Uni
ted States, will never reach the eyes
and ears of the people of the North,
until the war ends, and the blockade is
raised, And many of their vilest
deeds will not be known nntil the un
clouded light of eternity, in all its ter
rible glare, dawns upon the disordered
chaos of the past.
I may add, what I know to be true,
and that is, that Mr. Secretary Benja
min ordered Mr. Attorney Ramsey, of
Knoxville, by letter, to burn those men
at the ata/e who were ordered to be ex
ecuted. But they were hanged, and
buried ; because, as others of us be
lieved, they were ashamed to carry
out Benjamin's order. And- I often
heard the leading men of the rebellion
threaten, before the war broke out,
that if they should get into a war with
the North, they would contrive to turn
the various tribes Of Indians loose upon
our frontiers. I am therefore, confi
dent that secret agents, bribed by the
South, have instigated - these Indian
August 30,1863. _ _
W. G. BROWSLOU
FROM FORTRESS MONROE,
FURTHER FROM RICHMOND.
Rebel Officers Killed and Wounded. in
the Recent Battles,
FORTRESS 'MONROE, Sept. 10.—The
Richmond /Watch, says :—There are
now sixty-eight of General Pope's
commissioned officers and one of his
surgeons in confinement here. They
are not considered prisoners of war.
An aid of General Burnside, recently
captured, is however placed in that
category. There b ; .3ing no boats at Va
rina to take . away the two thousand
Yankee prisoners yesterday, their de.
parture was delayed.
The same paper says: " unusu
ally large number of Federal steam
ers were visible off the bar from Char
leston, early on Saturday morning.
In the battle of Friday, according to
Richmond papers, the rebel Generals
Ewell, Trimble and Talifero were
wounded—the first through the knee,
the second in the fbot, and the third in
the arm, neck and leg. Gel. Neff, of
the 2e.d Virginia, was killed ; Col Bets,
of the 20, Virginia, severely wounded;
Gel. Grigg.4/y, of the 27th Virginia,
was mounded; Col. Rowan was severe
ly wounded, and Majors Nulenhouseh,
Ferry and Scott were severely woun
ded. Capt. Fulton, Lieut. Meade, Lt.
Arnett, and a number of other officers
were wounded and many killed whose
names had not been reported.
The Columbia (S. C.) G uardien
says : " Gen. Beauregard, on reporting
for duty, was assigned to that Depart
ment which, we believe, includes Char
leston and its defences."
Important from Cincinnati
CINeKsINATI, Sept. 12, 3 P. M.—A re
connoissance in force was made to-day
to a distance of twelve miles from our
A deserted camp of the enemy was
discovered three miles from Fort Mitch
ell, containing a quantity ofprovisions,
turkeys, chickens -and beef, recently
killed, showing that their departure
had been a hurried one.
Five prisoners were taken, \rho said
that the rebel Genera Kirby Smith
had intended the attack of Cincinnati,
but heard that a' large force of ours
had landed at Warsaw, thirty miles
west,*to take him in flank and rear,
when he ordered a hurried retreat
which was commenced last night at
A large body of our troops have
been advanced to-day, and hold the
CLNCINNATI, Friday, Sept. 12-9.30
P. M.—The enemy hate fidlen back;
but whotherin retreat or only for the
purpose of drawing us out, is not yet
Several captures of the enemy's pick
ets have been made, who give favora
ble accounts of the condition of their
army. They report it largely reinfor
ced, and that the men were anxious
to be led forward.
It is thought they were retreating
on Lexington; but I think they only
want to get us out of our intreneh..
Later—the Rebels Retreating in don-
CINCINNATI, Sept. 12.--The rebel ar
my has fallen back beyond Florence
Some stragglers, taken by oar scouts,
say they had twenty thousand men.—
Others say only ton thousand advanc
ed this side of Florence, under General
Prisoners say the retreat was made
because they heard of Buell's presence
in Kentucky, and had not heard from
Qur scouts, late last night, reported
that the enemy was retreating in con
CINCINNATI, Sept. 13.---Ciov:Tod has
ordered home the militia sent here for
the defence of the border. The force
of regular troops is sufficient fbr any
The rebels arc reported to beat Wal
ton, twenty miles south.
It is reported to-night that Charles
ton, Va., has been evacuated by oar
troops, who are falling back towards.
THE WAR IN KENTUCKY.
A BATTLE AT 111U.M.FORDSVILLE.
THE REBELS REPULSED,
ELIZABETHTOWN, Sept. 1-4.—The re
bels under Gen. Duncan, attacked our
at Green river, near Mumfords-.
about three o'clock this morning.
The fight lasted till eleven o'clock, A.
M. Our men fought bravely, firing
the last shot. The rebels were repul
sed with heavy loss.
The rebels sent in a flag of truce,
asking permission to bury their dead,
which was granted. Col. Wilder, of
the 17th Indiana, commanded the fed
The Capture of Frederick, Md
WAsumiroN, Sept. 14.—The
ing was received this morning by a spe—
cial messenger for the Associate Press::
FREDERICK Md, Sept.l3.—Frederick
is ours. The advance of our forces.
entered the east end of the town at'.
o'clock yesterday afterndon. Half an
hour later, a cavalry force, under the:
command of Gen. Pleasanton, entered_
the city by way of the Market-street.
turnpike. The main body of the rebel:
forces evacimted the city on Thursday-_
A few cavalry, from the command of
General Stuart, and the Hampton• L
egion, made a charge on our troops
when the latter entered, bat the ene
my were speedily repulsed. Our loss
was two killed and six wounded,
the rebels suffered at least to that ex
FREDERICK, Sept. 14.---Yesterday af
ternoon the Bth Illinois Cavalry, Col.
Farnsworth, charged on two rebel reg
iments and three guns, a short dis
tance beyond Middletown, on the road
to Hagerstown. .W:e• had three men
wounded and took forty prisoners.---L
This charge is represented as having
been a splendid affair.
Later in the afternoon four squad
rons of the 3d Indiana Cavalry charg
ed on a regiment of cavalry supported
by artillery, on the road leading from
Middletown to Harper's Ferry. It,
was a desperate affair. We lost thirty
men killed and wounded. The loss of
the enemy yesterday was double than
,Our cavalry so pushed the enemy's
wagon trains yesterday that they were
forced to burn half a mile of wagons ,
to prevent them fhlling into our hands.
A Battle on Middletown Heights.
A GLORIOUS VICTORY.
GENERAL RENO KILLED.
TEE rtr,Bins ROUTED AND NUCLEI,-
LAN IN PURSUIT
Despatch from Gan. M'Ciellan.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY 01? POTOMAC,)
Three miles beyond ..Viddbitown - , ---- ',—
Sept. 14, 9.10 )
To 11. W. HaHeck, Geld. in-Chief:
After a very severe engagement, the.
corps of Gcns. Hooker and Reno have
carried the height commanding tho
Hagerstown road. The troops behav
ed magnificently. They never fought,
better. Geld. Franklin has been en
gaged on the extreme left. I. do not,
et, know the result eNcept that the
ring indicates progress on his part.
The action continued till after dark:
and terminated leaving us in possession
of the entire crest. IL has been a glo
rious victory. I cannot yet tell Wllah-•
or the enemy will retreat during the
night, or appear in increased force M.
I regret to add that the gallant and
able General R3llO is killed.
Maj. Geri. G. B. ill'ClummtN.
The Rebels hi Full Retreat.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF PoTomAc,
September 15, S A. M. j
Henry W. HaHeck, Genl-in-chief.
I have just learned from G. Hook
er, in the advance, who states that the
information is perfectly reliable that
the enemy is making for the river in a
perfect panicond Geni. Lee last night
stated publicly that he-must admit they
had been shockingly whipped. lam
hurrying everything forward to en
deavor to press their retreat to the ut
most. Gen. G. B. rerm.LAN.
Genl. Franklin's Movarnent a Completa
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF POTOMAC,
Sept. 15, 3 P. M.
Major General lialleek,
I am happy to inform you that
Franklin's success on the left was as
complete as that on the centre and
right, and resulted in his getting pos
session of the Gap, after a severe en
gagement in all parts of the line.
The troop, old and new, behaved
with the utmost steadiness and gallan
try, carrying, with but little assistarThe
from our own artillery, every strong.
position defended by artillery and in.,
Ido not think our loss is very
The corps of A. S. Hill and Long,
street were engaged with our right.
We have taken a, considerable num,
ber of prisoners.
Tiro enemy dispersed during the
bur troops aro now advancing it}
pursuit of them.
I do not yet b.:now where ho will
next be found.
GEORGE B. MoCLELLAN,
Major General Commanding,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF POTOMAC, }
AT BOLIVAR, Sept. 15-10 A. M.
To Gen. 11. W. llalleck, Comman,
Information has this moment been
received completely confirms the rout
and demoralization of the rebel army.
Gen. Lee is reported wounded' and
Gen. Garland killed.
Gen. Hooker alone has over one
thousand more prisoners—seven hun
dred having keen sent to Frederick.
It is stated that Gen. Lee gives his
loss at 15,000.
We are following as rapidly- as the
men can more.
G. 13. i‘luClellan