The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, November 05, 1862, Image 2

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Wednesday Lao - ruing, Nov, 5, 1862,
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Our Flag Forever
"I know of no mode in which a loyal citi
zen mai so well demonstrate his devotion to
his country as by 'sustaining The Flag, the
Constitution and the Lida'', under all circum
A. Douai s.
The affairs on the Potomac are
promising good results. The army
continues in motion, but of course all
its Movements are not made public.—
There - will certainly be a heavy battle
soon, and we predict a glorious 'Union
"Who spends the Sabbath Day in a
certain bar-room in town, defaming
his neighbors and damning himself
by drinkin ,, bad whiskey ? Answer—
Dill Lewis"
If hell was raked for a liar more un
scrupulous than the author of the
above paragraph which we copy from
the editorial columns of the last Moni
tor, it would be impossible to find one.
The hotel is no other than the Jackson
House, kept by Ex-Sheriff Graffius
Miller. A more quiet, orderly and
respectable house never was kept in
this town nor anywhere else, The
people of the county know Colonel
Miller, and they know that be could
not be guilty of keeping a house such
as is insinuated by the Menitpl , . Ow•
en, the recognized editor of the Moni
tor, boards at this house, and when
called upon by Mr. Miller, and accused
of publishing a falsehood, he stated in
the preience of witnesses that he had
been stopping at the house for two
years, and never knew of Mr. Miller
selling liquor on Sunday. lie gave
gar DAVE CALDWELLOII as the wri
ter of the editorial article, of which
the above paragraph is but a part, but
the whole article is of the same char
acter, equally false from the beginning
to 'the end.
What must a community think of a
man, an editor, who will publish a ma
licious falsehood, knowing it to be such,
that, if believed, would injure the rep
utation not only of the house, but also
of the proprietor 'who gives him shel
ter under his roof. A midnight assas
sin could not be guilty of a-11=o das
tardly act: Owen is as guilty of the
mean and cowardly business as is
Dave Caldwell who wroto the article.
Owen published it as editorial, and by
so doing endorsed` it—he is the only
man known to the public as editor of
the Monitor.
What a picture. But a few weeks,
and the Monitor has exposed to the
public as vile a wretch as ever stood
upon two legs. Owen and Caldwell
aro well met, and it is well for the peo
ple of the county that the true char
acters of two such vile scamps are no
longer a secret. Owen and Caldwell
will give a " Democratic" organ some
Our readers may ask the question,
"What had Sheriff Miller been guilty
of to justify an attack so ungentleman
ly upon his house and himself?" Mr.
Miller would not give his influence
nor his vote to make Dave Caldwell
Sheriff of Huntingdon county. That's
why Caldwell, Owen & Co. want to
injure him and his house if they can.—
The honest people of the county will
thank Col. Miller for doing right—for
helping to prevent the disgrace ofhav
ing fastened upon the county in an
important office, a man who has been
guilty of taking more 'money out of
the pockets of the people than he was
entitled to.
um, irons, CoNraAcrB."---llnder
this head the last lfonitoT offers a col
unin of editorial in defence of the horse
speculations in this neighborhood last
fall. The article is certainly written
by one of the speculators, as no other
man would have ever thought of de
fending such rascality as was prac
tised under the eyes of all our citizens
and in broad day-light. We have not
room this week to open up the smell of
horse flesh. We have a document on
band ,that will give our readers some
light they have never had. The .21f-on
itorwill please stand its ground and
not back out. Stand by your friends
Mr. Monitor, you are in good company.
What a convenient thing it must be to
havezn,editor willing to father all the
dirty work of bad men. The horse
contractors must have known Owen
before they employed him. They hit
upon the right•man:
A linmim.yriNo RETIVEAT.—AIbert
Owen, the brave soldier boy in the
militia service, has been running
against some members of Corepany F,
and was compelled to " take the wa
ter," rather than have his nose twisted.
The lie he told to save his nose, only
satisfied every member of tho Compa
ny that be was a greater liar than
they at first thought him to be,
We have not bees Deceived.
We predicted some weeks ago, that
the Monitor would soon expose the
true object for which it had been estab
lished. Every week's issue since then
has confirmed ourprediction. But the
last issue goes ahead of any number
yet issued for low scurrility. , Not
satisfied witlr - its abuse of ne, it at
tempts, by the basest falsehoods, to
bring some of our best citizens down
upon a level with its editor, the fool
and poltroon, Albert Owen. Our
shoulders are broad, and we ;:an stand
up under any pressure the rotten fac
tion that controls the Monitor can
force upon us. Knowing this, the
;Volute/ editors would make the people
believe that somebody else than our
self writes the editorials for the Globe,
and in true assassin style attacks pri
vate citizens who are in no way con
nected with, or responsible for what
we write or publish. But to show the
cowardice of the man Owen it is only
necessary to expose his manner of
dragging innocent people into other
men's quarrels. lie insinuates as to
the persons ho wishes to be pointed
out by the readers of his filthy sheet,
and then charges them with conduct
he has been, or would not hesitate be
ing guilty of himself. lie has not the
manly courage to name the individuals
'he would slander, if he could. For it
must be remembered by our distant
readers, that here, where Albert Owen
is know4i, his abuse of citizens and
strangers would not be considered
slander. It is not possible for him to
injure any person here by his abuse—
but be could seriously injure a respect
able and good man by speaking well
of' him. ALBEBT OWEN is
known in this community,
EIGHT Thons.t.Nt: WOMEN have sign
ed a petition which is now before the
President, praying for, the removal of
all incompetent, negligent, kuavists or
drunken men from positions: of com
mend in army. Eight thousand
wives, mothers and sisters of mon in the
American Army, petitioning thus to
the President of the 'United States, de
mand the respect and the support of
every true man in the country. The
President dare not disregard this peti
tion, and it is to bo hoped that he will
immediately remove all such obstacles
to the comfort and success of our army.
We hear almost daily, of complaints
against officers who neglect their men.
Such officers have got positions, and
will hold them until the friends of the
privato.soldier are heard by the Presi
dent. The drunkard will not make a
fit officer to load our brave young men
to victory. We hope to hear of the
removal of every drunkard from our
U. S. SENATOR.—The next Legisla
ture will have an important duty to
perform the election of a United
States Senator to
David Wilmot. The Leiahrtwro - 1, ,
said to stand one Democratic on joint
ballot, and already we hero• names
brought forward for the position. On
the Democratic side is mentioned the
following: James Buchanan, F. W.
Hughes, William Bigler, Jeremiah S.
Black, and Charles S. Buckalew. On
the Republican side the following have
been named : Simon Cameron, David
Wilmot, and X. K. McClure. We are
free to say we would not give either
one of the men named, our vote.—
There aro hundreds Of men in Penn
sylvania who would fill the positiOn
with equal ability, and with more gen
eral satisfaction than either of the men
WE cannot believe that, the President
and his Cabinet seeks the ruin of our
country. It would be unnatural to
suppose such to bo the desire of Old
Abe. We believe him to be honest,
therefore we believe it to be the duty
of every true Union man, of whatever
party, to aid and assist the President
in his efforts to crush out the rebellion
Treason or loyalty must conquer. The
North must submit to the rule of slave-
drivers—or the South must be com
pelled to respect the Constitution and
the laws of the United States.
MR. VALLANDIGUAM, by the " better
way to end the war," of which ho
boasts in the following paragraph,
moans ignoble submission to the South.
110 means this, nothing but this.—
What do you say, gentlemen ? Shall
;ve get down and humbly ask the hon
or of being kicked?
191 r. Lincoln says that war is the
right way to restore the Union. I
think there is another, a better, the
only way to do it. ' He has the power
to try his. I have not. War is upon
us; and from' the beginning, believing
as I did and yet powerless for good,
laid down the rule for myself, and have
faithfully adhered to it, and will to the
end, neither to vote fOr or against any
pure ly war me a sure of t he administra
tion. Wherever I have voted upon
any question my course has been gov
erned by other considerations than
those having reference to my opinions
on the war. Accordingly, I have not
voted for any army bill, or navy bill,
or army or navy appropriation bill,
since the meeting of Congress on the
4th of July, 1861."
WE notice that many of our exchan
ges have been reduced in size, that ex
penses hi paper and labor may be less.
In ,many instances the terms of sub
scription has been raised from $1,50 to
$2,00. We hope to be able to keep the
Globe at its present large size and the
terms the same as heretofore, $1,50 per
annum. Our suh t scription list is now
larger and better' than it has ever been.
Where is Democracy Drifting to ?
The Hughes' Democracy of Phila
delphia held a• jubilee meeting in In
dependence; Square on Friday night
last. Frank llugbes was one of the
speakers., Charles Ingersoll, a plain
out-spoken rebel sympathizer presided
as President. -That our readers may
have some idea of the• kind of Demo
crats that now lead the party we will
give a few lines of Ingeisoll's speech.
Read :
" This has been a wonderful election
—wonderful that we should have cast,
under the bars that were put up against
us, over 310,000 ballots. It was sta
ted, long before you and I were born,
that great and noble men turned each
occasion to their own advantage. To
what advantage are we to turn our
successes ? One of the first things is the
putting down time Federal Government !"
There, - Democrats of Huntingdon
county, you who voted the Hughes'
State Ticket, how do you fancy the
company you have got in. Secession
ists North and South count your votes
as having been given to put down the
Federal Government. Thank God, we
voted to sustain the Government, and
against the Hughes & Co. Democracy.
GETTING BOLDEIt.---Sorno of the
"Demeeratic;" papers and stump ora
tors have taken courage since the
election to speak their sentiments
more boldly than they felt safe in do
ing before the election. It was not
policy before the election to let the
people know their true sentiments.—
But now that the vote of the State
has given a Democratic majority, (not
counting the army vote,) the leaders
of the party, who" are rebels at heart,
do not hesitate to claim the vote as
condemning the war policy of Abra
ham Lincoln and demanding his remo
val. They even go further, and ask
that the Federal Government be put
down. We should like to know how
many of the hundreds of the loyal
Democrats in this country voted the
Hughes State ticket, expecting that
their votes would be claimed as do
manding the removal of the President,
and the putting down of our Govern
ment. We cautioned loyal Democrats
that their votes would be made use of
to give the rebels " aid and comfort" if
They voted the Hughes ticket, but
they would not believe us then. We
knew the political characters of the
men at the head of the Democratic or
ganization in this State, and were de
termined they should not deceive us.
DON'T Am, liAnnu !—The Journal
editors say they "are armed so strong
in honesty" that any charge to the con
trary will pass by them as the idle
wind. We don't say they arc dishon
est—acts speak louder than words.
It will be remembered that once up
on a time they were opposed to the re
peal of' the three-mill tax, and contin
and the next Journal canto out strong
in favor of the repeal,
At another time, Steel Blair was the
candidate of the - Republican party for
Congress. He finally received the
support of the editors—but not until
a few hundred dollars had changed
This fall Steel Blair was again the
candidate of the party for Congress.—
The Journal threatened him with
their opposition—Samuel G. Whitta
ker was appointed revenue assessor
for the borough and three or four town
ships, and the Journal supported Blair.
It don't look well for persons living
in glass houses to throw stones.—
There is no one man in this county,
district or State, who can, with truth
upon his tongue, say we were ever
guilty of levying " black mail" to se
cure our support of either men or mea
sures. It would be well for the char
acter of the Journal if its editors could
say as much.
THE Journal says we are aspiring to
the leadership of the Republican par
ty. What a discovery. Why we
wouldn't have supposed that any sane
man would have thought of charging
us with trying to get in with any po
litical party just now. Thank God,
we feel free of party harness—free to
expose treason and rascality in what
ever direction we see it—free to
stand by the President, the Govern
ment and the bravo soldiers in the
field in whatever effort may be deem
ed necessary to crush out the unholy
rebellion forced upon the country by
party scoundrels. When our country
is safe—when we can say we have a
country—then, and not till then, will
we aspire to belong to any other party
than the people of al,l parties, pledged
to save our flag from disgrace.
" On the opening of this campaign,
wo made the issue PRINCIPLES not
What kind of principles ? The kind
you made the issue in the three-mill
tax, the election of Blair, Caldwell,
Speer, and others? Suppose you give
us those interrogatories you sent your
candidates before the election—they
will save you the trouble of trying to
make your party believe you were op
posed to the election of Caldwell & Co.
I. J. STEIN.—This gentleman, a min
ister of the Lutheran chureb., and who
was arrested a short time ago near
Newport, Perry. co., Pa., on the sup
posed charge of betraying Captain
Palmer into the hands of the rebels,
we understand preached three times
iu this place,
So3rEuoar IS lfuar.—The last Jour
nal, in a column of rich, racy and
sublime ideas, has let " the cat out of
the bag." Somebody is hurt. "Bill
Lewis" has been poking his nose into
their political business, and has almost
ruined the influence of their high-toned
sheet. We don't expect to please our
neighbors—we wouldn't if we coald—
for if we did we certainly would be
guilty of doing some mean act. If we
had said "nothing to nobody" about
the nice little arrangement entered in
to between the Journal and Monitor by
which the Globe was to be " cut out"
of the share of the Sheriff's patronage
it has always received, perhaps we
might have escaped a reprimand from
the editors of the Journal. But we
couldn't help " speaking out in meetin'
when we discovered that the two ex
treme party organs had hitched to
gether to deprive us of a patronage we
might get should any other man than
honest (?) Dave be elected. The Jour
nal men were playing, smart in favor
ing Dave's election. They were to re
ceive their usual share of printing from
him—all they could expect front John
ston—and in addition they would have
had the satisfhetion of seeing the Mon
, ;tor receive under Dave what it is not
likely it will get under Johnston—and
our rations cut short. The Globe can
exist without the Sheriff's printing—
! we do not ask for it, but will take it if
offered, that the patrons of the Globe
may know who are amongst the unfor
tunates of the county. If we could so
will it, the Sheriff's Sales would not
amount to ten cents a year. Be they
great or small, we arc satisfied there
will bo no extra fees to pay by the
people during Johnston's term,
Are they (v - ra;,i, their friends will get
hurt?—We learn by the last _Monitor
that Mr. John Dougherty proposes " a
public meeting to consider terms of set
tlement with the South." It. must be
remembered that Mr. Dougherty is
one of the editors of the Monitor.—
Owen or the "committee of safety,"
declines to publish the call. What's
up? The "committee of safety " evi
dently fear that "agitating John " is
" to.o fast on the trigger "—that he will
" blow " the whole "arrangement "
before Ilughes Co., have the pro
gramme fully understood by all his
followers. "Agitating John " is a
bold man—he speaks right out in meet
in'—the " committee of safety " wont
be able to keep his light under the
bushel long. For the fun of the thing
give timely notice of the meeting,
if the committee will allow one to be
SOME of the Hughes' organs are very
much afraid that Simon Cameron will
buy up some of their party to secure
his election to the United States Sen
ate. One organ in a neighboring eoun-
cry uneasy and offers a word
to its friends.
aseertaip almost to a fraction
of a dollar hoW much it would take to
buy a Hughes Demberat by working
the question by the same rule that
gave the amount it took to buy him to
support a Republican candidate for the
State Senate.
THE Journal and Monitor are work
ing the question by every political
rule to ascertain, if possible, bow ma
ny votes we controlled at the last elec
tion. The Monitor makes the number
41, but the Journal goes better and
makes the number 77. That's just 76
more than we over claimed to control.
We have never pretended to control
more than our own. Wo look upon
the voters of Huntingdon county as
competent to control their own votes.
They aro white freemen. They are
not slaves to any man's will.
SOME resistance has been offered to
the draft in three or four counties. In
Schuylkill county there was danger of
serious trouble. We learn that before
the election, Prank Hughes Co., to
secure the votes in the mining districts
for his ticket, promised that if success
ful there should be no draft and no .
payment of taxes. The election over,
the draft was made, and Hughes is
afraid to go home to meet his deceived
TUE war, very justly remarks the
Lebanon Courier, does not affect the
prosperity of the farming interests, as
grain is probably twenty per cent.
higher to-day than it would be if we
had no war. The high premium on
gold is an advantage to all the inter:
gists which export, and as the farmers
are in that list, they necessarily reap
some of the harvest. If their taxes
should ho somewhat heavier, the in
creased prices the war has brought
them would enable them to meet their
taxes lvithout feeling them a burden.
LIBERTY l—The liberty - which many
men are deprived of by order of the
War Department,is the liberty to curse
the Government, to aid treason, and
to destroy our homes.
The following is the official vote for
Huntingdon, 2470 1838
Somerset, 2408 1379
Bedfbrd, 1628 2393
SULU:mares mnj. 8,96
THE number of sick, wounded, eon
valaseent and paroled soldiers in and
about Washington is 34,440.
Defeat of Another 'Band of Guerillas.—
Capture of Prisoners, horses, etc.
22.--Irajor General Curtis :—I have the
honor to report, that on the evening of
the 20th, 1 received information of a
party of rebels moving 'up Niagua
creek, making towards a point eight
miles east of this place, and en route to
join the rebels in the southwest. I im
mediately took ono hundred and five
men of the 10th Illinois cavalry, and
started about five P. AL, to intercept
them. I camo on their pickets about
81 o'clock, drove them in, and attack
ed the main force about two hundred
strong, killing four and wounding a
good many, as I afterwards understood,
and capturing 27 prisoners, among
them one captain, who informed me
that Colonel Dorsey was in command.
We also captured a number of 1101'608,
saddles, shot guns, muskets and rifles.
My loss was one killed and one wean
Extensive Movements of the
WAsmxirrox, Oct. 31.—Information
has reached here from Berryville,
Clark county, Va., on the other side of
the Blue Ridge, up to yesterday.
There was no apparent extensive
movement of rebel troops' going on in
that vicinity. Some were proceeding
on the Front Royal road, and others
down toward Castleman Ferry and
Shenandale Springs. General Jackson
was then at Berryville. Ins troops
there are - without baggage, and those
moving on the Front Royal road also
seemed to have no baggage trains with
A small body of rebel troops were
at Charlestown on the day before yes
terday. '
Stuart Again in Mot ion—The Pennsylva-
II la _Regiments to be Filled by the Drat-
Headquarters of the Army of the Pula
nine, October 31, evening.—ln the mo
ving of an army like this, too much
caution cannot be exorcised by all lov
ers of the Union in giving any infor
mation, the knowledge of which Would
be of service to the enemy. The loca
tion of divisions or corps, by the fact
of their having moved, though seem
ingly of no importance to the people
of the North, is of vast benefit to the
enemy, and may be the means of un
necessarily saerificingthousandsoflives
and defeating the best disciplined ar
my. Newspapers are the medium
through which the rebels obtain many
facts valuable to them, and those who
have controlof the press cannot be too
cautious at the present time. Infor
mation as to the enemy's position and
movements is not objectionable.
Gen. Stuart, with from 1,500 to 2,-
000 men, came in to-night from Union
to Montville, and attacked a small
force of our cavalry, driving them to
wards Aldic.
The old Pennsylvania regiments
are to be filled up at once with draft
ed men. The order has been issued,
and it is to be hoped that the other
States will follow this excellent exam
ple. It should be a matter of pride
with,every State not to send the great
est number of regiments into the field,
but to keep those already in the ser
vice in the most efficient condition,—
This can only he - done by filling up
the old regiments.
The cditoi
The _Richmond papers received to
day, announce the arrival in that city
of general Bragg and his staff.
Destruction of the Salt Works in St,
Joseph Bay, Ficrrida,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.—Refugees
who have reached the United States
bark Kingfisher, on the coast of Flori
da, report that the late destruction of
the extensive stone salt works in St.
Joseph Bay, Florida, on the Bth ult.,
by the Kingfisher, was a heavy blow
to the rebels, and created great excite
ment throughout Georgia and Florida.
These works having been the main
source on which these States relied
for a supply of salt for their winter's
provisions for their troops, and that
it was a greater injury to the rebel
cause than if we had captured twenty
thousand of their troops.
Another Success in General Curtis'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.—The follow
ing despatch was received at headquar
ters to-day.
ST. LOUIS, OCt. 29. ,
To Major General H. TV. Halted - ,
General-in-Chief, U. S. A :
The army of the Frontier is again
General Schofield, in a despatch
from Fayetteville Ark., states that on
yesterday, Brigadier General Herron,
with the First lowa Cavalry and Sev
enth Missouri •Cavalry, attacked a
rebel camp four miles cast of that place.
.Our force was about 1,000 strong,
and the rebel force 3,000, commanded
by Colonel Cravens.
After a sharp engagement ofan hour,
the enemy was completely routed, leav
ing all his camp equipage and a few
The loss of the enemy was 8 dead
on the field. Our loss was five WOllll ,
ded, one mortally. Gen. Herron pr.
sued the rebels for several miles into
the Boston Mountain.
S. IL CuaTu, Major Qeaeral
The Merrimac No. 2.
PORTit ESE? Moxiton, Oct. 28.—A man
who says he was taken prisoner by the
rebels several months ago and who
nally succeeded in obtaining his release,
publishes the following account of the
rebel steamer Merrimae/No. 2 :
"I have been at Richmond for some
time. During my stay I went on board
the Merrimac N 0.2. She is thorough
ly and heavily dad with iron, and in
every way a tough customer. She has
yet but one gnu on board, but the
other guns were ready when I left,
and the rebels were about placing
them on board.
They intended to have them al!
mounted in three weeks. Bee
ehincry works well, and she can cagily
Rebel Troops
make eight miles an hour. The rebels
have every confidence in her capabili
ty and are certain that she will prove
a success. 6 , .
" When Vtiler-peopla of the North
hear that tl e - Merrimac - No. 2 is a
failure, andAhat the:rebels declare her
*to be so, then they, rimy .expect her
out to do all; the daniage she can.—
Their intention is ,to delude and de
ceive as much as_ possible so as to take
For this reason a rebel officer made
the remark that the obstructions on
the James River at Port Darling, had
been removed, intending, evidently,
to convey the -idea that tlie,obstrne
tions bad been removed to let the
Merrimac out." -
Late and Important from McClellan's
POTOMAC, NOV. 2, 10 P. M.
To His Excellency the President :
I have jut received a despatch from
Gen. McClellan, dated at Snicker's Gap,
6 P. M., stating that he has full pos
session of the Gap.
When Gen: 'Hancock arrived there
it was held by the enemy's cavalry,
who were at once driven out.
A column of from 5,000 to 0,000 reb
el infantry advanced to retake it, but
were dispersed by the fire of our rifle
- The position is a strong one from
either side.
It is said that, Jackson and A. P. Hill
are in the valley, opposite.
Gen. Pleasanton had driven the en
emy's cavalry several miles beyond
Union, at three o'clock, P. M., explo
ding one of the caissons, and captur
ing ten of their wounded. left behind.
(Signed) B. B. Mmte?,
Chief of Staff.
Order of Maj. General Roseorans, Con
gratulating his Army on the Victory
of Corinth.
Headquarters trmy of the Mississippi
3d .Division, District IVest TenneSSCO,
Corinth, _Miss., Oct. 25, 1862.
.2.trmy of the Third _Division of the
District of West Tennessee:
The preliminary announcement of
the results of' the groat battle of Cor
inth was given to you on the battle
field by myself, in person. I then pro- 1
claimed to you that " they were badly
beaten at all points, and had fled, leav
ing their dead and wounded on the
field." When I told you to replenish
your cartridge boxes and liaversackii;
snatch a sleep after your two days'
fighting and two nights of watching
and movements, and to be ready by
the morning's dawn, to follow the-re
treating foe, my heart beat high with
pride and pleasure at the round and
Joyful response from your toil-worn
and battle-stained ranks. Such a re
sponse was worthy such soldiers, and
of the country and cause for Which
they fought. I have now roeeived
the reports of the various commanders.
I have now to tell you that the mag
nitude of the stake, the battle, and the
results become more than ever appar
ent. Upon the issue of this fight de
pended the possession of West Ten
'lessee, and perhaps even the flute of
operations in Kentucky.--The entire
available force of the ret Missis
sippi, save a few g.•-;'••
reserve, attacked you. They were
commanded by Van Dorn, Price, Vil
lipigue, Bust, Armstrong, Maury, and
others, in person. They numbered,
according to their own authorities,
nearly: forty thousand men—almost
doubleyour own numbers. YOu fought
them into the position we desired on
the third, punishing them terribly ; and
on the fourth, in three hours after the
infantry went into action, they were
completely beaten. You kilted and
buried 1,423 officers and men; some of
their most distinguished officers falling
—among whom was the gallant Col.
Rogers, of the second Texas, who bore
their colors, at the head of his storm
ing column, to the edge of the ditch
of "Battery Robinett," where he fell.
Their wounded, at the usual rate, must
exceed five thousand. You r took 2,268
prisoners—among whom are 137 field
officers, captains, and subalterns, rep
resenting 53 regiments of infantry, 16
regiments of cavalry, 13 batteries, 7
battalions, besides several companies.
You captured 3,300 stands of small
arms, 14 stands of colors, 2 pieces of
artillery, and a large quantity of equip
merits. You pursued his' retreating
columns forty miles in force with in-
fantry, and sixty nine miles with cav
alry' and were ready to follow him to
Mobile, if necessary, had you received
orders. I congratulate you on those
decisive results; in the name of the
Government and the people, I thamt
you. I beg you to unite with me in
giving humble thanks to the Great
Master of' all for our victories.
It would be to me a great pleasure
to signalize in this general order those
whose gallant deeds are recorded in
the various reports; but their number
forbids., I would only say that to
Gens. Hamilton, Stanley, McArthur,
and Davies, to General Oglesby and
Colonel Mizener, and the brigade and
regimental commonders under them,
I offer my thanks for the gallant•and
able manner In Which they have' per
formed their several duties: To the
regimental commanders and chiefs of
batteries and cavalry, and especially
to Colonels Lee and Hatoh. I present
my thanks for their galhintry on the
battle-field and in the •pursnit, I desire,
especially to offer my think to Gen,
Davies and his division; 'whose, mag
nificent fighting on the 3d more than
atones for all that was fatAiing'on't the'
4th. To all the officers and soldiers
of this army who bravely fought I
offer my heartfelt thanks for their no
ble behavior, and Pray that God and
their country may add to the rewards
which flow from the consciousness of.
duty performed, and that the time'
may speedily come when, under the'
flag of a nation one and indivisible,
benign peace may again' smile t ol . its
amid the endearments of` hPIIIO :10
•' •
But the victory has cost us the fires
of three hundred and fifteen bravo offi
cers and soldiers, besides the wounded.
Words of' praise cannot roach those
who died for their country in this bat
tle, but they console and encourage
the living.. The memory of the brave
Hackelman, tho chivalrous Kirby
Smith, the true and noble Colonels
Thrush,. Baker, and' Miles; and Capt?
Guy (.I,l l lnra,, with many others live and in memory ofn freo people
while historywill inscribe their names
among its heroes. • , •
Major General Commapding
The Position.
[From tho Wail&won :attlomtl Tatelligcmccr.]
There has been obvious to us for
some time past, growing restlessness
in the public mind at the apparent in
action of' our armies in the vicinity of
the capital; and wo confess to having'
shared in some degree in the general
feeling of impatience. " Bet, insuffici
ently instructed as to facts important
to a correct judgment on so delicate a
subject, or of the opinions of_those to
whom all the circumstances bearingon
the case must be officially known, wo
could not attempt to express an opin-r
ion for ourselves or to elucidate-the
matter for our readers. It is certainly
not imnataral that our loyal country
men tvho aro not fully informed of
that relates to military matters, but
who may be impressed with the opin
ion that everything is in a complete
state of preparation for active opera
tions. should experience disappoint
ment at the long pause which has ta
ken place in those operation's ; there
fore, we have thought it our duty to
our readers to Seek from such well ad
vised sources as we, could, sufficient in
formation to authorize us to hazard a
few observations on the subject.
It seems to be undoubted that the
Rebel army under General Lee is bold.
ing a position near Winchester, appa
rently waiting the advance of the er
my of the Potomac under General Me.
Clam). Gen. Lee's command embra..
ees nearly all the 461e0 Generals and
oldest mkiatents of the Confederate
army. The Southern authorities have
not proved insensible to the import
ance of omitting nothing which could
place their army in a condition to re.
sist successfully the army of General
McClellan, to which end it has been
supplied with their beSt mon and abun
dance of the materials.of war. Rem
tofore, when these two armies hays
met, the' result hits proved desperate
and bloody, and no easy victory has
ever been, or can be expected to be,
obtained over Lee's army by the'army
of the Potomac, or any other of- equal
number.. It would seem to us border.
ing on folly, after the experience of the
seven days' fighting on the Peninsula,
and after the terrible battles in Mary.
land, to attempt to make our people
believe -that the rebels do not-fight
well, while it ifiust,be apparent to: _all
that troops never fought better. •"At
the sanguinary battle of Antietam, the
valor, discipline and prowess of the ar
my of the Potomac were,taxed to lima.,
most extent, and it was only by the
masterly handling of the reserves to
wards the close of the battle that our
General was able to win, the day.--
With an army confronting him, which
has shown itself so nearly equal to his
on many fields, ve fool quite sure that
those having at heart the real interest
of the country will not desire that
Gem McClellan should'ineautiously and .
without due preparation adviince to
meet so powerfhl an enemy, when a
few days' delay will enable him .to
move tbrward in the confidence of vic
tory. •
A battle liko that at Antietam could
not, result-in - anything- but heavy loss
es, whiel+ tflust be blipped tovender
pm. " ...c.lEr:.t.,r , :;ts as .before_.
sufficiently clad for a summer's cam.
paign on the Peninsula, was not pre.
pared for an autumn and winter march
in Virginia, and that many were sadly
deficient in proper winter clothing and
shoes. These deficiencies, notwith
standing the enormous_ demands for
the new levies, have, by the great ex
ertions of the proper Bureaus, been
supplied within a few days. Other,
requisites equally important awe being
furnished - with all possible despatch,.
and soon our army will be not only,
comfortably clad for a campaign; but,
thoroughly equipped—circumstances
no less agreeable to the army itself,
ever restless in inaction, and the coun
try at large, than adapted to the at
tainment of what all desire.
If men would for a . moment content- - ;
plate the d isas t liditiequen'oes of a
signal defeat to our arms at the pres
ent juncture, we feel sure that no cOa
siderate person would risk such a con.
tingeney, when in tho opinion of those
well—if not best—qitlified to judge, a
few days, at 'fiwthest, will, as we are
assured, witness the preparation of our
army for a successful advance.
If' we reflect upon the time that Itas
been required to supply the•losses of
the late battles, and consider the diffi
culty of raising an army sufficient to
resist a reberforco, untbrtunately for
us proving superior to that we 'um
now in the field, froM reaching Wash.'.
ington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia;.
we must concede the propriety of the
fullest proparation,on the part , of the
Government •bofero requiring an - ad
vance, which, when commenced, must
Know no pause.
We feel justified in assuring our
readers that the Government is übing
every effort, and that successfully, to'
place our army in a condition to pros,
ecute the campaign triumphantly, and
we think the public May rest eqtiseleci .
that when, these arrangements ,
perfected, there will bo no dilatoriness
on tho part of the Government or the
Generals in the field, and that when
our forces move, it will be, for a cam
paign to end only ,in the suppression
of armed rebellion. We believe that .
there exists -perfectly harmonious
co-operation bet Ween the civil and mil
itary 601 i -tents of service; and the
country may confidently expect that,
each, in its proper sphere, vill exert
every enci''prosecute the wart tco
an early and successful termination;
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