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W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Wednesday morning, Sept. 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
stances, and UNDER EVERY ADMINISTRATION,
REGARDLESS OF PARTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
ISSAILANTS. AT 11031 BAND ABROAD."
Union County Ticket.
Agreeably to a call made for a Un
ion Convention to be held in limiting
don on Tuesday, September 9,1862, for
the purpose of taking into considera
tion the propriety of nominating a
Union County ticket to be supported
by all loyal men, who ignore party and
wish to unite in one common cause,
the support and defence of our coun
try; delegates from the several town
ships and boroughs met at the time
and place specified, and nominated the
following ticket :
A. W. BENEDICT, of Iluntingdon
DAVID BLACK, of Huntingdon
PETER M. BARE, of Shirley.
DIRECTOR OF TIIE POOR,
DAVID BARRICK, of West.
J. H. 0. CORBIN, of Huntingdon
HENRY WILSON, of Oneida
HENRY L. M'CARTHY, of Brady
WEST BARREE, Hunt. co., Pa.,
September 16, 1862.
FRIEND LEWIS:—Yon will please
announce in the Globe, that I most re
spectfully decline being a candidate for
Director of. the Poor.
Truly yours, DAVID BARRICK
LETTER NO. II
CAMP WRIG lIT, near Chambersburg, 1
Sept 15th, 1862.
DEAR GLOBE :—Wo formed regiment
yesterday on Capitol fill at 4 o'clock.
Previous to organizing, our whole-soul
Captain was unanimously chosen Col-
• • a tha __Rogim en t. TL.wos _wi
difficulty the Captain could be induced
to accept the promotion, his company
refusing to lot hint off, but after hours
of friendly consultation the company,
by - a unanimous vote, requested the
Captain to accept the honor.
We took the cars at 5 p. m. and laid
at the depot until dusk, when we star
ted for this place. We arrived here at
about 11 p. m., and encamped in the
woods, took to the ground until morn
ing, when we made a full breakfast on
what remained of the good things fur
nished by the ladies of Huntingdon.—
At 8 o'clock our regiment, the 3d Min
ute Men formed in line, when Captain
Dorris was introduced as Colonel of
the Regiment amidstgreat enthusiasm.
The Colonel then made a very fine
speech, during the delivery of which
he was continually cheered. He ad
vised worship morning and evening by
each company, and read a portion of
scripture, after which he offered up a
fervent prayer. The regiment was
then dismissed and our company re
turned to quarters, and before it was
dismissed, it was determined upon to
elect a Captain. Lt. Lewis refused to
be promoted to ,be Captaincy. David
Blair also refused to be a candidate.—
Major Geo. W. Garrettson and Saml.
T. Brown were put in nomination. A
ballot was taken which resulted in fa
vor of Major Garrettson, when Mr.
Brown moved that the election be
made unanimous which was agreed to.
At this hour,l. p. in., GO ammuni
tion wagons with ammunition, taken
from the rebels near Hagerstown yes
terday afternoon, are passing our camp
on their way to Chambersburg. The
horses looked something like the worst
furnished our government by some of
the Huntingdon contractors. There
was also a car load of prisoners taken
up to Harrisburg a short time before
the baggage train passed. The priso
ners looked worn out. Many of them
Our company is in excellent health
John Scott and John G. Miles have
been detailed by the Governor for du
ty more immediately under him.
LETTER NO. 111
CAMP IN THE WOODS,
4 miles from Chambersburg„
Sept. 16th, 1862. )
DEAR GLOM; ;-At 4, yesterday af
ternoon we received marching orders,
We, 2d and 3d Regts., were warened
miles, to a largo open field, where we
were drawn up in line, stacked arms,
and took to the ground for the night,
with a clear sky above us, This morn
ing at 0, we again received marching
orders, and are now, 10 o'clock, in the
woods, throwing up quarters with
fence rails, corn fodder, and straw.-
10 o'clock—Just received orders, Com.
F, to proceed to Chambersburg, and•
report to Provost Marshal. 1 o'clock.
—Arrived at Chambershurg, took up
quarters in the Court House, to act as
guard over Government interests—the
company protesting against guarding
the interests of the citizens of the town,
they proving unworthy our care.—
What may be our next orders we can
not say. Our noble little Captain,
Garrettson, is now awaiting further
orders. 2 o'clock—The company, with
out dinner, and a little astonished that
there is not at least the same feeling
amongst the women hero as there is
with the loyal ladies of Huntingdon.
We must not forget to speak in the
highest terms of our Orderly, Brigade
Inspector, R C. Magill; he labors like
a man whose heart is with the compa
ny and with our country's cause.
o'clock.—Our Captain has made a
requisition for something to feed our
We will now give you the names of
our Regimental Officers :
Col., Wm. Dorris, Jr., Huntingdon.
Lt. Colonel, Wm. C. Lawson.
Major, William Frick.
Quarter Master, Chas. A. Lane.
Adjutant, Robert B. Allen.
Quartermaster Sergeant, Jacob Stan
' Commissary Serg't, Wm. B. Holmes.
Sergeant Major, Linn.
Sutler, Wm. A. Schreyer.
Surgeon, E. W. Walton.
Chaplin, Dr. Loomis.
Post Master, John S. Gleim, Hun
Fife Major, Wm. E. Cooper, Peters
I must close. W. LEWIS.
LETTER NO. IV.
CIIAMBERSBURO, 2 A. M.
DEAR GLOBE :—Company F has been
on guard duty since 12 yesterday.—
At this writing the men feel what it
is to play soldier on guard duty. To
be waked up at all hours of the night
is anything else than agreeable. We
shall in the future object to playing
guard over a town where able bodied
citizens are permitted to play the loafer.
Yesterday afternoon some ono hun
dred and fifty rebel prisoners were
brought to town and lodged in jail.—
They were the most miserable looking
set of men we ever saw—many bare
footed and covered with rags. Some
were glad to be made prisoners, while
others were " still for war." They
were taken from the jail at 10 and sent
forward to Harrisburg. We occupy
the Court Room. In ono of the jury
rooms there is at this
. time six rebel
deserters. They admitted to us that
their army could not have lost less
than 40,000 in killed, Wounded and mis
sing at the seven days fight before
Richmond. They are very well pleased
that they are in safe quarters.
Several Regiments of Militia from
Pennsylvania have been arriving du-
ring the night.
A squad of men, headed by Theo. H.
Cremer, has just arrived from Hun
tingdon for Company F; their names
are as follows: Win. Stapleton, Wm.
Boller, John Myers, Wash. Cunning
ham, Geo. Bradley, D. Troupt.
Company F has been a moving Com
pany. It has been in continual mo
tion since it left home. It is the Com
pany of the Regiment—and the Regi
ment is the Regiment of the militia.
We may move back to camp to-mor
row. It has commenced to rain and
we predict an uncomfortable camp life.
We may possibly return home in a
12 o'clock M.—There is a slight rain.
The town is full of soldiers, moving in
every direction. The rumor is that
there is a heavy fight going on near
There appears to have been a gen
eral fright among the citizens here, as
most of the merchants have sent off
almost their entire stock of goods.
It has boon impossible for the town
to give all the soldiers their breakfast
this morning. Many of the citizens
invited soldiers in. Our company took
supper and breakfast at the Western
Hotel. We have just received our cook
ing utensils from camp and will cook
our own dinner, We can draw hard
bread and salt beef—no fresh meat.—
I am just now trying to destroy a Mc-
Clellan pie—its hard work. We may
stay here as provost guard for several
days. Yours, &c., W. L.
CIIAMBERSBURG, Sept. 18, 1 p. in
DEAR GLOBE :—Our regiment has
received marching orders for 3 o'clock
to proceed to Hagerstown. Our com
pany will be relieved this afternoon
and will take the cars and follow our
regiment. Our boys were satisfied to '
remain Imo as long as the regiment
remained in the neighborhood, but
they will not remain behind if they
have to walk every mile to lingers.
town. It is not likely that we will
see much fighting, but wo can ho of
much service in burying the dead and
looking after the wounded. I have
changed my opinion as to the people
of Chambersburg. They aro return
ing home again, and are offering the
hungry soldier whatever they have.—
. The hungry soldiers for breakfast eve
ry morning, number thousands.
Last night we bad the pleasure of
seeing marched into town, a company
from Alexandria, and a company prin
cipally from ..I.cConnellstown. The
first is commanded by Goo. Bucher as
Captain, the second by Benj. Jacobs as
LETTER NO. V
Captain; E. A. Green, Ist Lieut., A.
Owen, 2d Lieut.
- No more—we must pack up and be
ready. W. L.
LETTER NO. yr
COMP. CAMP beside Railroad Track, 1
CHAMBERSBURG, Sept. 19-5 A. M.
DEAR GLOBE :—We left the Court
House yesterday evening to take the
cars for Hagerstown. Arrived here
beside the track, where we have been
waiting the arrival of a train. The
last night has been the most unpleas
ant we, have seen—hourly expecting
the train, it was not safe to go to sleep,
but still many of us.seeured two and
three hours good sleep on the ground,
with a heavy dew falling all night.—
The sky is clear 'this morning, and af
ter taking our coffee, bread and ham,
we all feel•as lively as crickets.
Last evening we had a lively time
at the passenger depot. The company
was drawn up in line, when three
cheers were proposed for private Jno.
G. Miles, Esq. lie responded in a
truly patriotic speech. Ile was fol
lowed by private David Blair, S. T.
Brown, Theo. 11. Cremel', B. M. Speer,
J. M. Daily, P. M. Lytle, S. G. Whit
taker, Esqs., in patriotic remarks.—
Cheers were proposed and given for
each, and for Col. Dorris, Capt. Glar
rettson, Lts. Lewis and Jacobs, and
oar Orderly It C. McGill. Nine
cheers were given with a will for Gen.
The most open-hearted man our Co.
met with in Chambersburg was Mr.
Mead, who has charge of the Govern
ment ammunition at his warehouse.—
He treated the company plentifully
with cakes, and fresh water, and kind
We expect the train every moment.
Not a man in our company or regi-
mut has refused to cross the line.—
If we do not get into a fight, we ex-
poet to be a lwlp in relieving those
who may fight, by performing duties
in the rear of the army. We all ox
poet to be home inside of a month.
WAREHOUSE ON THE R 1., 1
Cliambersburg, Sept. 19-4 P. M. f
DEAR Gr.onE :—Our company is in a
fix just now. Our regiment is now at
or beyond Hagerstown, and every man
in our company is determined to follow,
but the difficulty is to get transporta
tion, orders having been issued at
headquarters to pass no more militia
to Hagerstown, as the heavy force
there cannot be made use of. We still
have hopes of getting down to-mor
row. The other company, now under
E. A. Green as Captain, A. Owen as
Ist Lieut., and Benj. Jacobs as 2d Lt.,
and the Alexandria company, both in
the 12th Regt., go into Camp McClure
this evening. We have changed
our quarters from the track which we
occupied all night, to a warehouse in
the immediate neighborhood, where
we expect to remain to-night.
We have just received five boxes of
provisions and delicacies from Hunt
ingdon. " God bless the ladies of Old
_Huntingdon," was the unanimous
prayer of all our boys. We are not
starving. We have excellent broad,
beef and ham. But then, anything
that comes from home is much better
than the best we can get from strang
ers. While on the provision question,
we must not forget to mention that
our whole company was dinnerod to
day by Mrs. McClelland, a short dist
ance from our headquarters. She re
ceived the thanks of the company and
three cheers for her kindness and pa
9 A. M., September 20 —Company
hasjust came off drill. Still. in ware
house. •No later news of what our
movements will be. All in excellent
health, with the exception of a few
slight complainings. Nothing heard
from the battle-field since last even
ing, when everything was rumor.—
Our boys are still forward, and de
mand that we shall receive transporta
tion to our regiment. I would not be
surprised if our comlntny marched be
fore night on foot with the determina
tion to force all guards on the road.
September 20, 2 p. m.
DEAR GLOBE :—Company F has done
itself great honor to-day. About 11
a. in. wo received news that a train
would soon arrive with wounded of
Comp. F (Lawrence's company) from
the seat of war. We immediately
went to work and as soon as the train
arrived, our members were at the cars
with coffee, bread, butter and ham,
enough to feed at least two hundred
men, acquaintances and strangers.—
We were the first to set the example,
which was followed by citizens of the
town. The cold ham and bread which
we received from the ladies of Hun
tingdon was appropriated to the hun
gry wounded soldiers, and we know
our good ladies will rejoice with us
that we had an opportunity of feeding
the soldiers at Chambersburg with
food from the Juniata. Many of the
soldiers asked who they were to thank
for such kind treatment, we of course
replied, "the ladies of Huntingdon,"
which appeared to astonish strangers
The first of our friends we found in
the ears was Capt. Wm. Simpson, Lt.
Wm. C. Wagoner. They are in good
spirits, though suffering some from
We will give a list of killed and
wounded as furnished by a member of
Company F :
Kii/cd—George W ficusehohler, Jos.
McCracken, Benson Cunningham, W.
C Walker, Win Corbin, Samuel Hess,
George Simpson, and Acljt R M John
Wounded—Lt. Geo W Thomas, seri
ously ; Captain Wm Simpson, in the
arm ; Lt Wm C Wagoner, seriously;
F II Lane, slightly ; D P Shorthill,
dangerously; W R Strickler, C Brian,
and Felty Brown.
The news threw a gloom over our
headquarters, yet it has made our men
more determined to meet the enemy.
There were others wounded in the
Huntingdon companies, but we could
not get their names.
We have not yet received marching
Warehouse headquarters, Co. F,
Sunday evening, September 21.
DEAR Grout; :—This, 5 P. 111.,
again take my seat in our comforta
ble quarters to keep you booked up in
the movements of company F. After
closing my letter yesterday afternoon,
we thought we had made arrange
ments to proceed to our regiment,
which we understood was three miles
beyond Hagerstown towards Williams
port. In half an hour's time we had
everything packed up ready to take
the cars, but we were again disappoin
ted, orders having been issued from
headquarters not to allow us to pro
ceed. We boon moved our cooking
utensils, etc., again into the ware
house, where we have remained, ho
ping soon to be permitted to join our
regiment. Captain Garrettson went
to Hagerstown last night, to make ar
rangements with our Colonel, if possi
ble, that we may move forward. He
has not returned by the express train
that has (51 o'clock) just arrived,
bringing Gov. Curtin from Hagers
town. It is very difficult for any per
son to get a pass to Hagerstown.—
Thousands are in Chambersburg ant
ions to down, but no one can get
on the ears or pass the guards without
o'clock.—The past hour has been
an exciting. one. A train arrived
with wounded. George Thomas and
Sergt. Randolph Simpson were on
board, with hundreds of °then. The
train is still on the track bat will soon
move on for Harrisburg. Mrs. Geo.
Thomas and Miss Ann Simpson had
arrived from Harrisburg but a short
time before the aarival of the wound
ed, and had the pleasure of returning
with them. Sergt. T. L. Flood accom
panied our wounded friends.
I hrwo- boon. infarincA_Lha J) 0 wc-Inil
reached our friends that we were suf
fering for want of food. There is no
truth in any such reports. We have
drawn excellent bread, fresh beef, ham
and shoulder, white and brown sugar,
etc., and plenty of each. Besides, we
have received a heavy stock of delica
cies from home. No one man in our
company can complain of not having
enough of good food. But I cannot
say as much for hundreds of other sol
diers we have fed from our table. Wo
had a magnificent dinner to-day, got
up in the best style by Glazier, Rohm,
and Woods. We must admit we would
not have had it bad it not been sent
by the ladies of Huntingdon. We are
not afraid of suffering for want of
wholesome food. When the Govern
ment fails to furnish it, our company is
able to buy it, and will have it. We will
not sqTer— our friends may rest easy
on that score.
Wo hear the rumor this evening
that our regiment will he back to
Greencastle to-morrow. A number of
the militia are being discharged, and
we may be ordered home next week.
Roll of Com. 1", 3d Pa. Minute Mon.
Captain, Gco. W. Garrettson.
Ist. Lieut , Wm. Lewis.
2d Limit., A. A. Jacobs.
Ist. Sergeant, R. C. McGill.
2d Sergeant, George Jackson.
3d sergeant, James A. Brown.
4th do Win. Africa.
sth do A. V. Westbrook.
Ist Corporal, Win. William 4.
2d do Livingston Robb
3d do P. C. Swoop°.
4th do S. G. Whittaker.
sth do C. Long.
6th do H. McManigal,
7th do David Grovo,
Bth do Robert Martin,
Drummer, Charles Bivens.
Brown, S. T.
Buchanan, W. •
Bailey, S. M.
Carmon, J. R.
Chilcote, J. C.
Gwin, David P.
Hanigar, Jos. A.
King, Tho mas
LETTER NO. IN
I Long, Charles
Lytle, P. M.
'Low, J. M.
I Miller, John A.
Miles, J. George
lOrbison, Wm. A.
Orr, John P.
Patterson, G. W.
Rolland, J. J,
Rahm, W. K.
Speer, B. Milton
(Thomas, Jas. L.
White, W. L.
The Pennsylvania Militia Called
The duty asked of the Pennsylvania
militia, who wore so suddenly called
out, has been performed. They wore
asked to check the advance of the re
bels towards our State line, until Mc-
Clellan could come up with his army
There is no doubt that the alacrity
with which our citizens turned out, in
obedience to the summons of the Gov
ernor, and the imposing show of
strength made by them at Hagers
town and in its vicinity, did check the
enemy and alarm him so much as to
make him change his mind about in
vading Pennsylvania. Tho militia of
this State, organized by General Rey
nolds, were really a sort of advanced
right wing of the grand Union army,
constituting a reserve force that would
have done good service, had it been
required of them.
Although not engaged in any bat
tles, they were ready to meet the foe,
if ho had advanced, and they only re
turn when their services are no longer
needed. Give them hearty receptions
when they arrive, and show them that
those who could not go with them
fully appreciate their patriotism and
ABOLISIIED.-All military titles such
as " General, " " Major, " " Captain, "
&c., which have nothing to rest upon
but "cornstalks and fuss and feather"
parades are abolished. The former
" highfalutin " General, is now nothing
more than plain " Mr." or perhaps
"Squire." All military titles not
earned in the late wars or the present,
are perfectly ridiculous. There is too
good a chance to earn titles which the
worthy soldieralone should wear. We
put the question to the people, shall
" cornstalk " stand abolished ?
Surrender of Harper's Ferry.
Heroic Defence of the Place by Colonel
.31iles.—Over Two Days hard Fight
ing.—Sudden Evacuation of Ifarper's
Ferry by the Rebels.—Panic of the
WASHINGTON, September 16, 1562.
Great anxiety has been manifested
here all day to learn the fate of Har
per's Ferry and its gallant defenders.
It was known that they were com
pletely surrounded by the robel forces,
and had been sustaining a fierce and
unequal conflict for two whole days,
and that no reinforcements, except
those from - Martinsburg had arrived..
Those who knew well the brave old
soldier Miles, refused to believe that
he had surrendered, but even the gov
ernment had no definite information
on the subject.
These doubts were solved this after
noon by the following detailed ac
count of affairs at the Ferry furnished
-by-it correspondent of the - Herald -
It will be seen that Colonel Miles
as he had
_pledged himself to do, re
fused to surrender, and that General
White, who assumed the command af
ter Colonel Miles was wounded, capit
ulated only at the last moment of pos
sible resistance against an overpower
ing force, by which the position was
surrounded on all sides.
Harper's Ferry was surrendered to
the rebels at ten o'clock Monday fore
noon. All the prisoners—officers and
men—were paroled. The cavalry,
about 2,500 in number, on Sunday
evening crossed the Potomac on a pon
toon bridge to the Maryland side, and
cut their way through the enemy's
lines, making their escape. The reb
els report that they (the cavalry) bad
a severe fight, and lost 200 or 300 in
killed, wounded and prisoners in the
About 8,000 men wore captured by
the rebels in all at the final surrender.
I cannot learn the numbers of the
rebels, but they were very large.—
The fight was commenced on Friday
afternoon, our batteries on the Mary
land Heights and Camp hill, at liar
per's Ferry, opening upon the rebels,
on the Maryland side. To this they
did not reply, not being yet ready to
commence the contest.
On Saturday the rebels made an at
tack with artillery on our forces on
the Maryland Heights. This was sup
ported by a large infantry force, and
the fighting continued through the
day. There were a good many killed
and wounded during this fight, on both
sides. The rebels say they had only
ono brigade of infantry engaged in this
battle. Upon our side the infantry
engaged was the Thirty-Second Ohio,
One hundred and Twenty-sixth Now
York, the First Regiment Maryland
Home Guards, Col. Mosley, and the
Garibaldi Guards, of New fork. Oth
er regiments were there, butthe above
regiments sustained the brunt of the
About four P. M., our forces aban
doned Maryland Heights, the rebels
having been largely reinforced and
overpowering them. The retreat was
made in good order. The artillery
was spiked and our wounded taken
away. During the day the rebels
made their• appearance on Loudon
Heights, which is on the Virginia side,
about a mile and a half from Harper's
Ferry. Their signal corps appeared
on the Block House, and commenced
operations. They were shelled from
Camp Hill, and at, the third shell dis
appeared. They however, continued
to appear at intervals at this point
through the day, notwithstanding our
During Saturday they were plant
ing batteries there, which would com
mand both Bolivar Heights and Har
per's Ferry. During Saturday after
noon the rebels also made their appear
ance on the Charleston tnrnpilce.—
They were shelled from Bolivar
Heights, but did not return the fire
during all this time. It is understood
that Col. Miles was in command dur
ing all this time. General White was
present and' engaged in the contest,
but declined to tape command, al
though it was tendered to him by Col.
On Sunday morning there was in
fantry skirmishing, on the Charleston
turnpike. The rebels also used artil
lery from the same direction; but lit
tle damage was Aone, and for two or
three hours the fighting was almost
entirely suspended. About two P. M.,
the enemy succeeded in getting their
batteries in position on Loudon
Heights, and a heavy artillery fire
was commenced by them simultane
ously from Maryland and Loudon
Heighis and from the direction of the
Charleston turnpike. The cannonad
ing from this time until about sunset
was terrific. Our batteries from Boli
var Heights, and, in fact, every gun
that could be brought to bear upon the
enemy, replied. While this was tak
ing place there was a general infitntry
engagement on the Charleston turn
pike. yearly our whole force was en
gaged in this battle. Tho rebels were
in very strong force and the fighting
was desperate. While this was going
on, the Garibaldi Guard crossed the
river and brought off the artillery left
on the Maryland Heights, except the
three siege guns.
During the night 6 4 ? Sunday the reb
els had placed additional batteries in
position, and at daylight Monday
morning opened from seven or eight
different points. They, in fact, com
pletely surrounded the Union forces. g
About 8 o'clock A. M., Col. Miles
was severely wounded in the left leg
by a piece of shell. After this, the
command was assumed by General
White. Reinforcements not coming
up as had been anticipated, it was
thought useless to further continue the
fight, and the works, with all the forc
es, &e., were surrendered at ten A. M.,
by Gen. White to Gen. Hill.
The officers and privates were parol
ed, and the above account is from M.
J. Cable, bugler, and Peter I. Caugh•
lin, a private in the Maryland cavalry,
who were paroled, and arrived here
THE PANIC OP THE :REBELS.
Sudden Evacuation of HaiTer's Ferry
After its Capture.
WAsuccoroN, September 16—The
following impprtant — intelligence bas
just been received. It puts a new
phase upon the condition of affairs at
Harper's Ferry, and shows that,, al
though there has been no direct intel
ligence from Gen. McClellan during
to-day, the enemy aro evidently pan
ic-stricken, and unwilling to await the
approach of his victorious army, even
in the strong position, where, by dint
of overwhelming numbers, the small
garrison under Colonel Miles and Gen.
White were compelled to surrender, af
ter nearly three days hard fighting,
and after Col. Miles had been serious
ly wounded and incapaciated for fur
ther participation in the defence of the
position. The information is tele
graphed to-night from the N. Y. Her
ald correspondent at Frederick.
An officer who has just arrivtd from
Harper's Ferry, reports that the rebels
had evacuated the place in a great hurry.
They are sending ezierything across the
river as fast as possible. They icft
per's Ferry in such haste that they had
not time to complete paroling the prison
ers, and a number were unconditionally
released in conseguence.
Important from New Orleans and the
NEW YORK, Sept. IS.—The steame
Ocean Queen has arrived from Nevi
Orleans with dates to the Bth instant
The gunboat Essex chased the rebel
ram Webb past the Vicksburg batte
ries. She then shelled Natchez until
they hoisted the American flag.
She destroyed Bayoit Sara on her
way clown and engaged a heavy rebel
battery at Port Itadson, at SU yards
distance, silencing every gun. She re
ceived no damage, although passing
under a tremendous fire of shot and
One of Commodore Farragut's men
was tied to a tree and disembowelled
by the Mississippians, near Vicksburg.
And an old lady was hung for advising
the rebels to desist from fighting
against our Government.
Defeat of the Rebels in New Mexico,
:Arm York, Sept. 18.—By the steam
er Ocean Queen, which arrived at this
port this morning from New Orleans,
we learn that the rebel expedition to
New Mex,iaa, under Col Sibley, had
been met near Fort Fillmore by Col
Canby's forces, and was intercepted by
the California troops. A battle ensued
in which Sibley's forces were routed,
and everything captured from him, in
cluding over half his force, only 150
escaping. Sibley was assassinated by
his own men, who charged him with
drunkenness and inefficiency. Among
other things captured was a train
which the Texans captured from Gen.
Grant last spring.
From Gel AleClellim's Army.
The Retreat of the Rebels.
BALTIMORE, September 80. =The
following dispatch has just been recd.
from the special army correspondent
of the American, dated
KEETSVILLE, via FREDERICK, }
The rebel army retreated during
Thursday night towards the Potomac
General McClellan's army was all in
motion at an early hour this morning,
prepared to renew the offensive oper
ations against the enemy. By 10 o'-
clock every road was crowded with
our troops and trains moving towards
From ten o'clock in the morning un
til about three o'clock in the afternoon,
heavy firing of artillery could be heard
at intervals, seemingly across the riv.
Occasionally a shell could be seen
bursting in the air, though no musket
ry could be heard.
Meanwhile our wagon and ammuni
tion trains were moving steadily
towards the Potomac across Antietam
creek bridge, while our troops from
the position they occupied appeared to
be moving mainly along the Sharps
burg aneWilliamsport roads.
A gentleman who left Gen. McClel
lan's headquarters before the General
started, informed me that at 4 o'clock,
General Burnside had crossed the Po
tomac and was harrassing the rebels'
The latest reports received are,
that the rebels were forced to destroy
a large portion of their trains and
spike and abandon much of their ar
tillery in order to prevent it from fal
ling into our hands, so closely were
they pursued by the "Union army.
' FREDERICK, Sept. 20.—A gentleman
who left Boonsboro last night, says
the firing heard was occasioned by
our batteries and those of the rebels
across the river, the latter endeavor
ing to check our priquit at the river
Nearly every hose in Sharpsbnrg
was struck by our shells; two were
burned, and also a lrrge barn located
in the centre of the town.
The citizens who remained, escaped
by staying in their cellars. Only ono
child was killed.
Two rebels, while cooking their sup
pers on Thursday, were killed by one
of our shots passing through the kitch
The name given to this battle is the
After our forces occupied the whole
field, the rebel loss wasfound to be fitr
greater, particularly in killed, than it
was at first supposed.
Fully 2,500 were found lying on the
field, while a large number bad been
buried the day before by their
THE VERY LATEST,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTO
MAO, Saturday, September 20. J t
The rebel army has succeeded in
making its escape from Maryland,—
They commenced to leave at about
dusk on Thursday evening, and by
day light yesterday morning were all
over except a small rear guard.—
Thoy saved all their transportation
and carried off all their wounded but
about 300; between three and four
hundred rebel stragglers were taken
during the day by General Pleasan
ton's cavalry, who took the advance.
Their loss from killed and wounded
will not come far from 18,000 to 20,-
General Starke, of the rebel forces,
was killed, and Gens. Ripley and May
The rebels on Sunday night burned
the R. R. bridge at Harper's Ferry.
The citizens of Sandy Hook were
fleeing into the country on Thursday
night, to avoid being impressed into
the rebel army, and carried into Vir
- Large details of men were made
this morning to bury the remaining
dead bodies, which have become offen
The troops are all in excellent spir
its over the result. The rebels are
still visible on the opposite side in
A large amount of artillery has
been posted by the enemy to prevent
our troops from crossing.
Latest from McClellan's Army,
Headquarters, Army of the Potomac,
Sunday evening, Sept 21—The firing
heard last evening in the direction of
Williamsport, turns out to have boon
a raid of Stewart's cavalry. He cross.:
ed on Friday night into Maryland at
that point, with his cavalry, one regi,
!milt of infantry, and 17 pieces, of ar
tillery. The force sent up to drive
him back arrived near the town late in
afternoon. The firing heard was prin,
cipally from the rebel guns. During
the night they recrossed into Virginia,
and this morning had disappeared--
No one was hurt. T' ^ burying of the
dead is still continued a the rate ot .
about 1,000 per day. To morrow will
probably finish it. Maryland nights,
near Harper's Ferry, were yesterday
occupied by a Federal force.
Official Report of the Battle of Taira,
TUKA, Miss., Sept 20, 1802.
To General HaHeck, General in chief.
General Rosencrans i with Stanley's
and Hami!tons divisions of Missouri
cavalry, attacked General Price south
of this village, about two hours before
dark yesterday, and had a sharp fight
until night closed In. General Ord
was to the north with an armed force
of about five thousand men, and had
some skirmishing with rebel pickets.
This morning the fight Was resumed by
General llosenerans, who was nearest
to the town, but it was found that the
enemy had been evacuating during the
night, going south. Hamilton and
Stanley, with the cavalry, are in full
pursuit. This Will, no doubt, break
up the enemy, and possibly force them
to abandon much of their artillery.—
The loss on either side in killed and
wounded is from 400 to 500. The en,
emy's loss in arms, tents, etc, will be
large. We have about 250 prisoners,
Among the enemy's loss are, General
Little killed, and Gen Whitman woun
ded. Price's force was about 15,000.
U S GRANT, Maj Gen.
BALTIMORE, Sept, 22.—The line of
the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal for
the distance of twelve miles presents
a scene of desolation which sufficiently
attests the malignity of the rebels.
The canal was tapped in five places,
several floodgates were torn to pieces,
largo boulders were dislodged and
rolled into the basin, and an attempt
was made to blow up the beantifill
aqueduct at lionocaoy.
From 20 to 25 miles of canal aro
for the present rendered useless.—
The railroad, telegraph, private pro
perty and growing props were also de
The Paroled Soldiers to be Sent
Against the Indians.
" WASHINGTON, Sep t.ll.—T he paroled
prisoners of Col. 3liles's late command
at Harper's Ferry are to be sent im
mediately to the Northwest, to sup
press the Indian insurrection. This
disposition of the soldiers indicated
cannot affect their parole, and it will
enable the Government to place eight
thousand well drilled troops in a field
where their services are much needed.
COMMODORE John Percic•al died at
Roxlmtry, Mass., on the morning of
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1862.
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