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7ediiedi4ay wonting, April 8,1863.
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Our Flog Forever.
"1 bectso of no mode in which a loyal eiti
ten inky so lull' demonstrate his devotion to
Ms .country as .by sustaining the Flag the
Conslilution and the Union. under all circum
stances, and UNDER EVERY ADMINI:TRSTION,
111.X4AFITEAS OT. PARTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALI.
ASSAILANT, AT !PIMA AND AGROAG."-.-STECTIEN
'UNION STATE OONVENTI
Ti loyal citizens of Pennsylvania,
,without distinction of party, who de
/did cordially to unite in sustaining the
:National and State Administrations,
in their Patriotic efforts to suppress a
seetiohal a- unholy 'rebellion against
unit* of the Republic, and who de
sire to support, by every power of the
Government, our heroic brethren in
arms, who are braving disease and the
• dangers of the field to preserve the
Union of our fathers, are requested to
select a number of Delegates equal to
their Legislative representatives of
the State, at such times and in such
',manner as Will best respolid to the
' - spirit or this call, to meet 'in State
. Convention, at Pittsburg, on Wearies
, dEii, the first day of
_July next, at 11
„o'clock, A. I„ on .said day, to nomi
nate candidates for the, offices of Gov
,ernor -and Judge of the Supremo
Court, and to take such measures as
may be deemed necessary to strength-
en the Government in this season of
common peril to a common country.
C. P. MARKLE,
Chairman of the Union State Cen
GEO. W. IlamEasu, 1 .
• WM. T. IIONVAR1),
• ,The Committee also passed the fol.
:,lowing resolution unanimously,viz :
Resolved, That it be recommended
to the loyal citizens of Pennsylvania,
without distinction of party, to organ
ize, in eatik_Election District of the
” - State, Union Leagues for the purpose
of sustaining the Government in .sup
pressing this Causeless and wicked re
bellion, which now seeks to divide and
destroy the Republic.
`UNION COUNTY CONVENTION
The LOYAL CITIZENS of HUN.
TINGDON COUNTY, WITHOUT
DISTINCTION OF PARTY, who
desire cordially to unite in sustaining
the National and State Administra,
• • •I • • fforts to sup
press a Acct(onal and unholy reholhon
against the UNITY OF THE RE-
PUBLIC, and who desire to support,
by every power of the Government,
our heroic brethren in arms, who are
braving disease and the perils of the
field to preserve the UNION OF OUR
FATHERS, are requested to meet at
their usual places of holding delegatq
elections. on Saturday, the 11th day
April, 1868, and at-the usual time elecq
Two DELEGATES from each district t.
'represent the royal people of the coun
ty in a COUNTY CONVENTION t.
be held in Huntingdon, on Tuesday o
thefirit week of April Court, (April 14th,
18630 at 1 o'clock, P. M., for the pur
pose ofeleeti ng Delegates to a UNION
STATE CONVENTION to be held in
Pittsburg, on Wednesday, the Ist day of
July'next, to nominate candidates fin•
the offices of GOVERNOR and JUDGE
OF THE SUPREME COURT, and to
take Buell - measures as may be deemed
necessary to strengthen the Govern-
Anent in this season of common peril
-to a common country.
- Chairman Union County Committee.
TEttntinl,;, , don. March 30, 1863.
- A NATIONAL FAST.--President Lin
coln has appointed Thursday 30th
April, as a slay of national humiliation,
fastiog, and prayer. •
What Does It Mean ?
Can anybody tell us why certain
Itepublican partisans aro opposed to
the selection of Delegates to the Uniop
State "Convention in the spirit of the
call of the Union State Committee 1
Caa atiyhody tell us why the editors
of the Journal c(7 : American are opposed
to ;their party associating with the
loyal citizens of the county without
distinction of party
Can anybody. tell us why Samuel
G. Whittaker;. the writing editor of
the Journal & American is not a mem
ber of the Union League ?
`- Can anybody tell us why the Jour
nal & Americah has never replied to
the foul abuse of the Union• League by
Lb . ° Monitor I • •
Can anybody'tell us why the Jour.
h Amer. has never _ defended the loyal
citizens .. against the_ attacks of the
Monitor I .
Can anybody tell us why the Jour.
cf; Amer. has never, since the first issue
of the .1.11:onitor, attempted to defend
the National Administration and its
party against the traitorous abuse of
that tory, sheet ?
tell us why the Jour.
do Amer.• ould rather cripple the io
,the Globe, •a, loyal shoot,
than it would the influence of the
Monitor; edisloyal sheet?:
Wilt Anybody thll.ue why Samtiol G
llrhittuherlz. Co, aro t'so'thick." with
Albert dr.' en.?
Can anybody tell why the loyal cit.
izetia of this -county; without distinc
tion of party ; thinkthcie is something
rottqn- Journan's pro
• l. icic '.onerica ,
feesigno OClOyititrf.' • _ -
The Signs of the Tinies,
What are these? We think.that no
reflecting mind can fail, on a little re
flection, to discern their import, or in
terpret them in favor . of the cause of
the Union. At no time since the re
bellion broke out have our prospects
appeared so favorable as they do at
th _ -
is time. If we reflect for a moment
on our situation at home—on the pres
ent acknowledged condition of our ar
mies and navy—or indeed, upon all
the requisites of strength and ability
to overcome our enemies, we will find
that at no time during the past two
years have we been so strobg, as we
now are. While on the other band,
judging the enemy out of his own
month, or from his own confessions,
never were his weakness and fears so
Look, in the first place, at the con
dition of our monetary affairs. Mon
ey, after all,,is the life of all successful
enterprises; and in a state of war it
is just as necessary to success that
money should be plenty and at a good
price, as the same state of things is
necessary in order to make business
active and successful in times of peace.
Now this is our condition precisely
at the present time. Money was nev
, plentior than it is now; all kinds of
business are Stirring and promising.—
The farmer can sell all that ho has to
spare for prices unusually good. Our
merchants have done a thriving busi
ness during the past year, and the
prospect now is that for the busy sum-
titer -that is now commencing, this
state of things will not abate. Now
compare these facts with those of our
enemies, and see the contrast. Money
with them has been up to a fabulous
price. It takes six dollars of their
scrip to purchase one dollar in gold.—
The crop of the past year, in many lo
calities, failed, and for the present
year there is no disposition to plant or
sow. Anything in the shape of busi
ness is out of the question, for there
are no goods manufactured, and none
to buy, and consequently none to sell:
This state of things, of course, must
beget anything else than strength, Non,
it of itself is able to subdue the stron•
gest enemy, if allowed sufficient time.
And we find f'rom i•obel papers that
the enemy aro daily feeling the help
lessness and hopelessness of their con
Look again at our armies. From
all directions we have the most favor
able accounts of the condition of them.
General Hooker declareekthat ho has'
the best army on the globe; and re
cent visits of distinguished citizens
bear united testimony to the good con
dition and readiness of our soldiers for
the approaching conflict. From the
liii - littiFfecruns we have the best
accounts; his men are in fine condi
tion, and his strength is
Look again at the voice of the sol
diers, and also of the citizens. These
are for war; they are for crushing out
alt rebels and all rebellion. The sol
dier from the tented field is crying out
loud and clear—doteitioßktraitoro
and the masses of the people say the
same thing. The great majority of
the people of the North are for the war,
until peace is honorably secured.—
These, then, are some ofthe signs, of
he times. How significant and en
t.uraging ! Let us cheerfully go for
w rd in sustaining the Government in
its mat work, and we shall soon re
TUE Journal &American clique object
to Alex. Port issuing a call for a Union
County Convention, because some
three or fbur of the members of his
committee aro not considered sound
loyal Union nwn. Admitting that
some of the committee are not sound,
that would not deprive Chairman Port,
(whose loyalty is not questioned,) of
the right to comply with the request
of the State Committee. The County
Convention of Delegates, without dis
tinction of party, is to take the respon
sibility of complying with the demand
of the State Committee in the selection
of State Delegates, and not Mr. Port's
committee. Indeed, it does not matter
who calls the County Convention.—
Thecall for a County Convention could
have been issued by any loyal citizen
of the county. 'The State Convention
will not ask who called the County
Convention selecting the delegates who
may ask for seats in that body. But
it will ask whether the County Con
vention selecting the Delegates was
called, and was organized, in the spirit
of the State call, without distinction
of party. The factious opposition to a
loyal County Convention on Tuesday
next, must end in a complete failure
of the factionists to disorganize the
loyal citizens of the county. The man
who cannot endorse the call of Mr.
Port for a County Convention, cannot
endorse the call of the State Commit
tee, and the sooner he takes his place
with the Copperheads the sooner will
there be a union of the loyal sentiment
of the country.
Ai' The Copperheads in the east aro
wearing badges in their coats; they
consist of a'scull made of copper with
a pin attached._ We think a much
moro appropriate ono could be manu
factured of hemp made about the
thickness of a tow line with 'a
attached, to bo worn around the neck;
this Would make.them "dead heads."
Tin Army of tholotomae bad an
other heavy snow storm on Saturday
night, which made the roads in a ter ,
THE COUNTY CONVENTION,
Without Distinction of -Party.
We dislike engaging in a controver
sy with the Journal 47 American, espe
cially at this time, when nll true Uni
on and right meaning mon aro making
every effort to consolidate loyal senti
ment and loyal action against disloyal
sentiment and disloyal action. But
the editorial in the last number of that
paper iu reference to the action of the
Union men of this county, is of such a
character as to demand our attention
and an exposure of the hypocritical
pretensions the editors make to deceive
their readers into the belief that they
and their paper arc in favor of a union
of all men, " without distinction of par
; ty, who desire 'cordially to unite in
sustaining the National and State Ad-:
ministrations in their patriotic efforts
to suppress a sectional and unholy re•
hellion against the unityof the Repui ,
lie, and who desire to support, by eve-•
ry power of the Government, our he
roic brethren in firms who aro braving
disease and the perils of the field."—
Our space this week will not permit
us to go fully into an investigation of
their disloyal conduct for a year past.
We shall confine our remarks mainly
to their conduct at the present Limo.
Thu Union State Committee, com
posed of Democrats and Republicans,
appointed by a State Conve,:tion
which was also composed of Democrats
aodltepublicans, have issued a call for
a Union State Convention in tbe fol
The loyal citizens of Pennsylvania,
without distinction of party, who
cordially to unite in sustaining the Na
tional and State Administrations in
their patriotic efforts to suppress a
sectional and unholy rebellion against
the unity of the Republic, and who de
sire 'to support by every power of the
Government our heroic brethren in
arms who are bra-:ing disease and the
perils of the field to preserve the Uni
on of our fathers, are requested to se
lect the number of delegates equal to
the legislative representation of the
State, at such times and in such a man
ner as will best respond to the SPIRIT of
this call, to meet in State Convention
at Pittsburi;h, on Wednesday, the
first day of July next, at 11 o'clock, A:
111., On said day to nominate conch.
dates for the offices of Governor and
Judge of the Supreme' Court, and to
take such measures as may be deemed,
necessary to strengthen the Govern
ment in this season of common tvril
to a common country."
llere is a plain duty to perform by
the loyal citizens of Huntingdon coun
ty, without distinction of party. But
taint is the proposition of the Journal
& American? It proposes, and de
mands, that the Delegates to the State
Convention shall be selected by a
County COMmittce - itppointed by the
People's Party County Convention,
held in this place in August last, and
not by the loyal citizens of the county.
without distinction of party, w sjs ordered
by the Union State Committee. The
position of the Journal A' , Anzerican is
nothing short of a repudiation of the
spirit of the State call—a disorganizing
attempt to defeat a 'consolidation of
the loyal sentiment of the county and
If the State call was issued to the
People's, or Republican Party, then
it would be proper that such party
should select the Delegates to the State
Convention ; but no sttch call has been
issued—the old party organization, by
the late action of the Union State Com
mittee, has been annulled, set aside,
shelved, for the purpose of uniting all
loyal men, ivithout distinction of party,
in opposition to any disloyal organiza
tion that may be sprung upon the
country by the rebel sympathizers.—
Can, then, a party County Committee
select Delegates to the State Conven
tion in the spirit of the State call?—
The State Committee cannot be mis
understood—the call is plain, and di
rects that• the delegates be elected
"in such a manner as nail best respond
to the spirit of the call"—and as the
call is to loyal citizens, without distinc
tion of party, such citizens must have
an opportunity to participate in the
selection of delegates, or the loyal cit
izens of this county, without distinc
tion of party, must go unrepresented
in the State Convention.
It would have been propor for Perry
Moore, Chairman of the County Com
mittee appointed by a People's Party
County Convention, composed exclu
sively of partisans of the People's or
Republican Party, to have united with
Alex. Port, Chairman of the Union
County Committee, appointed by a
Union County Convention composed
of loyal Republicans or People's Par
ty, and loyal Democrats. But Perry
Moore had no such proposition to
make, and declined to recognize loyal
Democrats as being embraced in the
State call. Ile went further to show
more plainly the partisan character of
his movement, The Globe has been
upcin the platform lately adopted by
the State Committee, since the war
commenced, and although members of
Perry Moore's Committee. are sub
scribers to the Globe, ho kept his call
out of its columns for reasons best
known to himself..
But fortunately for the 'loyal citi
zens of this county, without distinction
of party, they have a Union organiza
tion in existence, and the head of that
organization, in the spirit of the call is
sued by the State Committee, has issued
a call for a County Convention of del-
egates to be hold in this place oh next
Tuesday, to elect delegateg to the Uni•
on State Convention,—and we earnest
-13; call upon - .all loyal citizens -of the
county, without distinction of party, to
attend:nt the- places - of - holding dele
gate elections, on Saturday next, and
elect delegates tO'said County Conven
tion. In no other way can delegates
to the, Union State Convention be
eleetel in the spirit of the call of the
State Committe. Delegates selected
in any other spirit than that ordered
by the State Committee, cannot expect
to get seats in the' State Convention.
They will not get theme
WE most respectfully inform the
Journal & American that Alex. Port,
Esq., was appointed Chairman of a
County Committee by a County Con
irention called by and compthed of
loyal citizens of Huntingdon county,
without distinction of party, in Sept.
By referring to the Journal & Ameri
can of July last, we find a call pub
fished, headed, " People's Union Coun
ty Convention," signed by H. G. Fish
er, Chairman People's County Commit
tee,--and hero is the evidence . of the
partiqqa.ot:ganigation that called to
gether the People's Party County Con
vention. that appointed Mr. Perry
Moore Chairman - of tlio Committee the
Journal d Ainerican would now have
us believe is a Committee without dis
tinction_ofparty; 'We have not seen
thcl names.of the gentlemen who have
the honor of being members of Mr.
Moore's committee, but we know we
aro perfectly safe in saying that not
One of them will claim to be anything
else than a partisan of the Republican
or PeOple's Party. To. such the call of
the Stat..: ComMittee is not addressed.
and they dare not usurp the power of
appointing delegates to the State Con
vsntio». , do not question the loy
alty of the gentlemen of NIA , . Moore's
committee; wz only question their
right to represent or speak for the
loyal citizens of Huntingdon county,
without distinction of party.
A BAD OV-EltSll3llT.=-110 AEUSIai &
American in speaking of the call issued
by Alex. Port, Esq., fora County Con
vention says: . .
"For the life of us we can see in it
nothing but a:plausible trick to elcceive
the good people ot this county, as in.
suiting to their man - hood as. its language
The reader will find under our edi
tOrittl head the call referred to by the
Journal f American, as also the call by
the State Committee. The language
of the ono is the language of the other,
and if Mr. Port's call is to "deceive,"
"insulting," and "disingenuous," the call
of the State Committee is no better.—
The truth is, the Jour. if} Amer. small
faction of desperate partisans are op
posed to everything like a Union State
Convention, without distinction of
party, and will use the most desperate
means to make it strictly partisan.—
But they hatle not yet defeated the
loyal spirit in this county, and we trust
their influence will not be sufficient to
keep loyal men from attending the
An Outrage upon the feelings of the
Copperheads.—We notice that our bor
ough fathers are busy cleaning up our
streets, and they have outraged the
feelings of Copperheads by putting the
white man upan an equality with the
negro by employing him to assist no
goes in doing the work. IVe expect
to hear the ilinitor howl this week.
A Groat Nati(tal Celebration.
At a meeting of the Board of Direc
tors of THE UNION LEAGUE of
Philadelphia, ItHd March 26, 1863, the
following resoltitions, presented by Mr.
Charles Gibbons, were unanimously
1. That the League will celebrate
the approaching Anniversary of A !Dor f
jean Indepcncle!ce 1?3 , appropriate cer
emonies at the Hall of Independence,
2. That all th 7 Union Leagues and
Associations in the United States be
invited to participate in the celebra
tion, and that they be requested to
send deputation! from their respective
bodies for that you-pose.
3. That it be teeommended that the
Deputies be authorized to represent
their respective 4onstituents in any ac
tion that may lie deemed necessary
and expedient td *perfect the organi
zation of the fAnds of the American
Union and Golernment throughout
the United State'!.
4. That the (!ommittee of Corres
pondence be authorized to prepare a
circular letter, communicating these
resolutions to thq Union _Leagues and
loyal citizens of the Tespective States,
and to adopt such measures as may be
necessary to carrj , them into effect.
Wm. MEREDITH, PVCSHI.OIII.
GEO. .1". BottEn t Secretary.
A SOLDIER'S LEITER.—The following
is an extract from a private letter
from a soldier in our army to his fa
ther. It is in keeping with the feel
ings and sentiments of a largo majori
ty of the brave fellows now in the
tented field :
Your reference to our bleeding coun
try bad the desired effect. Oh, fitther,
it is a glorious cause I am fighting for.
Just think of the ruin and desolation
that await our homes if this accursed
rebellion succeeds. But you can not
imagine what I feel, when I think that
all I hold. dear is &brisk, and to save it
my life and all that is valuable to me
is freely given, that there should 'be
those at home in sympathy with the
rebels. A curse awaits them. I tell
you they little dream of the deep feel
ing of vengeance that fills our soldier
hearts. I did not think that I ever
could entertain such feelings of bitter
ness, but when I see our pickets brutal
ly murdered, and think that there are
'those at home encouraging their mur
derers, I cannot control my feelings.
And these are the fhelingwef all to
• LOYAL THUNDER
From our Brave Volunteers!
The 125th Regt., P, V., to its Loyal
Friends Bends Greeting.
We, your fellow-citizens, composing
the 125th Rest., P. V., here assembled
in arms, not from love of war, not to
gratify any selfish motives of ambition,
but prompted solely by our love of
country, and sense orduty, in obedience
to the Almighty's will, for the further
ance of His beneficent purposes, con
cerning, not only our nation, but the
human race, having smothered all par
tisan feelings, are nom, in common
with the hosts of other loyal men,
grappling with this Satannie rebellion,
and, by the bleSsing of God, hope so
effectually to crush it, that it will nev
er again raise its serpent head to des
olate our inheritance, and bring the
wail of sorrow to the households of
Mule engaged in this holy cause,
the 125th learns that there are traitors
in the North : for such the only meet
recompense is hemp.
There is another class however,
claiming to be loyal citizens, who, by
ill-timed efforts Jim peace, not appreci•
Ming the nature and magnitude of the
struggle in which we are involved, (1%
much to aid and encourage our deluded
countrymen of the South to hope for a
success, which would plunge us all into
a gulf of common ruin. For the cn•
lightenment of this class. and to re
move all misapprehensioi I as regards
their sentiments, men and officers of
the 125th at a meeting convened for
the purpose, whereat :
Colonel Jacob Higgins was cho,en
President; Lieut. Colonel Jacob Szink,
Major John J. Lawrence, Capt. Win.
C. Bayley, A. C. S., Vice Presidents;
Surgeon Lewis C. Cummins, Chaplain
John D. Stewart, Capt. Win. W. Wal
Captains Francis M. Bell and John
McKeage and the Secretaries of the
!fleeting con.,tituted a committee of
five to draft resolutions.
The following preamble and resolu
tions were unanimously adopted :
WnkaEAs, we view with contempt
the silly and traitorous attempts of the
so called peace party in our glorious
old Commonwealth, whose object is to
destroy that for which man "lives,
namely, Liberty and the pursuit ofhu
And whereas, while fighting our ene
mies in front, we look with abhorrence
on the cowardly assasins at home who
are thus throwing impediments in our
way to destroy all for which we are
now risking our lives and honor; and
whereas, on the result of this contest,
the existence of our once happy coun
try depends: Therefore be it
Resolved. That we look with unut
terable contempt on the propositions
of the Copperheads at home, to compro
mise with armed traitors, and scorn
fully reject as unworthy the land that
gave us birth, all propositions coining
from such a source.
Resolved, That the only compromise
we.caninake with traitors, is that they
lay down their arms and return to their
- Resolved, That the only way to se
cure this result, lies in a determined
and vigorofis prosecution of the war,
until the supremacy of the Government
is fully established.
Resolved, That we condemn, with
regret, the course 'taken By the ene
mies of the Union in our front, and
we execrate without pity, the pusil
laminity of the Inure eonitemptible foe
in our rear..
Resolved, That the reports at home
—that the Army of the Potomac is in
a demoralized condition, are false,
without the least foundation in fitct,
and that we look on the circulators of
reports of this kind, as being enemies
to their country, who should be care
folly watched, they being either Cow
ards who are afraid to face their coml.
try's foes, or designing traitors,secking
to shako the faith of credulous Union
men in the strength of the Government.
Resolved, That we call on all good
and loyal citizens at home to organize
at onto, with a view to counteract all
plans or conspiracies of the enemies of
the Government that countenance or
nid this rebellion.
Resolved, That, as the President of
the United States is the donsti to tional
reprelentative of oar Government, his
Administration must, and shall bL• sus-
Wined by all true patriots, and that
those who are denouncing his Admin
istration, are laboring to the extent of
their power to throw hindrances in the
way of a vigorous and successful pros
ecution, of the war, and that they de
serve the unmitigated scorn of patri
ots and the hemp that is due to trait
Resolved, That in Major Gen. Hool:-
er we have the utmost confidence, and
as we fight for principles, not men, we
regard his appointment to his present
position to be wise and prudent on the
part of the President.
Resolved, That Governor A. G. Cur
tin is deserving of our highest respect
and esteem (aside front his efforts to
preserve the Union) for his eminently
patriotic labors in behalf of Pennsyl
vania's wounded and sick soldiers, by
which he has endeared himself to us
and them, in a manlier not to be for
Resolved, That in Brig. Gen. Thom :
as L. Kane, we have a commander,
vigilant—in whom we can rely in case
of emergency, and that under his lea
dership, we anticipate a glorious victo
ry in our next engagement with our
country's foes, his cry will be to " Vic
tory or Death."
Resolved, That these be our mottoes
henceforth and forever, while life shall
last, " The Union ; one and insepara
ble"—‘Dien et men Droit—Liberty and
Union; now and foreer.
Resolved, That those proceedings
signed by the officers of this Regiment,
be published in the Philada. inquirer,
Harrisburg Telegraph, Washington
Chronicle, and all the loyal papers in
the counties represented in this Regt
Jacob Higgins, Colonel,
Jacob Szinit, Lieut. Colonel,
Jim. J. Lawrence, Major,
G. Cain, Adjutant,
Asbury Derland, Quartermaster,
Lewis C. Cummins, Surgeon,
A ugt. Davis, Ass't. "
L. P. Butler, "
Wm. C. 13ayley, Capt. and A. C. S.,
Jno, .D. - Stowart, Chaplain,
Joe. Becker, Sergt. Au j oe.
C. A,Captain Francis M. Bell, lat
Lieut. Jesse S Stewart, 2d Limit, W.
P. Martin.. . " •
• Co.-B—Capt. 'Ulysses L:
Lieut. Joseph B. Higgins, 2nd Lieut:
Co. C—Captain Win. W. Wallace,
Ist Lieut. L. Frank Wattson, 2d Lieut.
Theodore L. Flood.
Co. D—Copt. Alex. W Marshall, Ist
Lt. Peter Trees, 2d Lt. T. E. Campbell.
Co E—Captain William MeGraw,
Ist Lieut. Saml. F. Kephart, 2d Licut.
John H. Robertson.
• Co. F—Capt. Wm. H. Simpson, Ist
Lieut. Frank H. Lane, 2nd Lieut. S.
M. F. Householder.
Co. G—Captain John Mel - Cc:lgo', Ist
Liout. Samuel A. Andrews, 2nd Lieut.
Co. H—Capt. Henry H. Gregg, Ist
Lt. John Flenner, 2d Lt. Jas T Foster.
Co. I—Capt. Win F Thomas; Ist Lt.
Geo. Thomas, 2d Lieut. John D. Fee.
Co. K—Copt. Jos. it. Glrdner, Ist
Lieut. Edward It. Dun negan, 2d Lieut.
Daniel P. Andrews.
From the 149th Regt. P. V.
CAMP, March 27, 1563
DEAR GLOBE:—The Army of the
Potomac: is in - consternation. The
"Monitor" has been L.areering round
among us: not the little Federal
battery that went down among
the breakers of the Carolina coast,
but a machine of more formida
blo mould, carrying guns of va
rious weight, gunners all concealed,
save ono who stands boldly at the
helm, but whoso villainous shot-gun
and crazy aim are void of terror. This
enterprising craft, by its clearance pa
pers, hails from old Huntingdo», and
seems bent on the destruction of the
Huntingdon Globe, the " ki»col» Gov- 1
erllntelli, and in short. of everything 1
but'' true democracy" and that cher.
fished idol of our "southern brethren "
the " divine institution of slavery." I
must frankly own that the appearance
of this monster of "horrid front" has
sadly disconcerted us. . The defences
of Fredericksburg arc frightful enough,
yet we did hope that the gallant Hook
er would one,of these days lead us
1 through them ; but with this Monitor
down on us, I. tell you, Globe, its aw fu I!
And you—do you yet survive? Has
not your little bail: gone down in the
wrathful wake of this great leviathan ?
Globe, you are a miracle of vitality.—
1 Here you are, evidently in full vigor,
betraying not the minutest symptom
of decay, though the " Union is well
Inight forgotten, and the Monitor—the
history of the one foreshadows the fato
of the other.
The 4 1/onitor lately terrified us with
an account, not exactly English, but
rendered only more fearful by its ob
scurity, of an Outburst of " true dem
ocratie sentiment" which occurred at
a late meeting in Tell township, The
democrats of Tell have come to -the ,
conclusion that the President and his
Cabinet are " wanting." Like as not
they will proceed to discharge those
functionaries. Hooker is in a fever of
anxiety, dreading that these chafed
magnates may call home the Tell town
ship troops. It that ease, we may as
well give up taking Richmond.
These profbund politicians, who
"variously estimate" the vidoe.of fig
ures, are condescenOing enough to rec
ognize " old line whigs and patriotic
republicans." Now, we have some old
line whigs down here, and some p.ttri
ode- republicans, and we have some
patriotic democrats, too, and some of
them are from Tell township, men of
sterling principle; but none of them
know these gentlemen, except as abet
tors of treason, enemies of their cause
and country, foes in their rear, to
groan over their victories and triumph
in their defeats. The - traitor:3 of
Charleston called themselves rattle
•snalces, and, like decent reptiles, hon
estly- sprung their rattles before they
struck: the traitors of the North, equal
ly venomous, distilling their virus with
the sneaking subtilty and hypocriti
cal smoothness of Edon's serpent, have
well deserved the name by which his
tory will know them, " Copperheads."
I wish honestly to represent• my
company. It was brought out by a
democrat. The men most prominent.
in recruiting it, and most influential
in it, are, many of them, lifelong dein
ocrats, I make a few exceptions, pos
sibly half a dozen, and then I say that
our entire company, with certainly
not more than that number, of excep
tions, have much the sati) feeling ibr
the 211afiter, for the Tell township res
olutions, and for all such papers, and
proceedings, as they have tbr Jeff Da
vis, body-lice, or the devil. We are
not all Lincoln men. Wo do not all
approve every measure of his Admin
istration. Neither does John Van Bu
ren, nor Dr. Breckenridge, nor G. D.
Prentice, nor many of the best end
ablest democrats and old line whigs in
the country. But these great men
discriminate between opposition-to the
,policy of a temporary administration,
and opposition to the sacred and en
during interests of the nation. They
recognize the President and his ad vi l
says, and the various branches of the
Government as the National Author
ities, legitimately constituted, the nat
ural, constitutional leaders of the na
tion, and they count it the duty of ev
ery patriot, while he may honestly
disapprove certain measures of their
national policy, and frankly express
his disapproval, to sustain them as the
country's protectors, to give his voice,
his pen, his influence, his all, to the
support of the government, to whom
and to no other, the people have con
fided, for the time being, conservation
of the nation's welfitre, the nation's
freedom, the nation's life. Such men
we are proud to follow. There are two,
and only two, governments in this land.
The one, bequeathed to us by Wash
ington and the fathers. represents the
unity of the Republic, the perpetuity
of our liberties, the hopes of humanity
in the ages to come; the other, yet in
embryo, bases its hopes of existence
upon the dismemberment of the nation,
the destruction of human freedom and
human hopes, the dragging back of the
world from its high career of progress
and enlightenment to the ago of feu
dal barbarism. Between these we
must choose. Neutrality is played out.
The man who feels no conoern and
puts forth no efforts for the success of
the one, is evidently willing to witness
the triumph of the other. Our choice
is made. We aro for the Government
of Washington. Wo mean that it shall
be sustained. The Richmond abortion
we hope, with God's help, to strangle
in the birth. This greeting company
I, 149th, P. \T., sends to the copper
heads. Should it hurt thoir.feelings,
let them console themselves with the
praises and thanks of rebel editors,
From the Lower Mississippi.
CINCINNATI, April 4.—The attack
Fort Pemberton was recommenced
the 27th ult.,'by the gunboats Bar
de Kalb and Chilicothe. The re
it is not known.
Indications point to the abandon
ment of the YazooPass oxpedition. A,
fleet of twelve transports, just out of
the Pass, were ordered to return emp
ty. Over three hundred boats 'are
now at Young's Point.
Great movements of troops are in
progress. General Grant has succeed
ed in placing a battery of Parrott
pounders in position so as to reach
Vicksburg. The 27th ult. was fixed'
for the attack ' but it was postponed in
consequence of the storm.
Important news is daily expected.
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.
CINCINNATI, April 4.—Despatches
from Murfreesboro,' give an account of
a brilliant skirmish on the Ist inst.—
An expedition under Brigadier Gener
al Hazen and Colonel Enyard, started
for Woodbury,' to attempt the capture
of the rebel force at that point. One
hundred of the Fourth. Ohio, Ca7alrs
- it. The' infantry Sur
rounded the rebel camp and the caval
ry dashed in, but so vigorously that
the' rebels were dispersed anti fled over
the hills. A number were killed and
wounded, and sonic thirty captured.—
Fifty- horses, a number of mules, &Lir.
wagons and the rebel camp were also
captured. We Inid only wounded.
The rebels, six hundred strong; were
commanded by Colonel Smith. The
expedition would have been complete
ly successful , if, the cavalry -had not .
been too (upset. .
Gordon erangdr's cavalry the next
day killed one rebel' captain and a pri
vate, and captured two lieutenants
and eight privates.
Telegrams from Generals Hurlbut%
at Memphis, Asbotli, at Columbus; and
Dodge,,at Corinth,' rein:Cient a
force of re , bereavalry on the Tennes
see River, abmit Florence. The reit! ,
els are constructing •lnidges in that
section, and , buildifig.floatsfor cross
ing the Tennessee river,indicqing
movement of the rebel army front
Vicksburg to join Bragg, or an inten
tion of the latter to move that
If true, this news is important.
HIGHLY IMPORTANT NEWS.
THE ATTACK ON CHARLESTON.
Our Troops Landed-on John's Island.
THE REBEL PICA - 1 1 ;7'S DI?IrEN IN:
STIRRING NEWS, FROM lIARLESTON
FoRTRESS'nn, April 5.--- Yester
day's Richmond* Dispatch says that
Pensacola was fired by the Unio!isol
- about the 2.3 d ult., and most of
the town destroyed. _The soldiers aro
going to reinfiwee BaultS.
The enemy hullo - landed in %rec fpl
Seabrook't, or John's "
gunboats and several' transports are
lying off the island.' Skirmishing has
already taken place between ours an 1
the enemy's pickets. Oar pit:W(11811ra
driven in, and the Federals are ad-
General llagood has ordered all tha
women and children and bon-combat
ants to be removed from Adam's* filth',
which•is twenty miles from Scabrook.
Thu I;4lotring porqnns hare - filed in the office of do
Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Huntingdon
their petitions for licenses to keep Juni or Tavern, In
said count.), and olderh alll be pre,ented to the judges of
„,,,id curt on the second Ylonday of April next for titian'.
umv. to lilt:
Jon, Omit, Huntingdon Borough,
Jacob Berger, do ._
Valentine Hoover, do,
Bliza Thomas, do,
Henry hinger, do,
Robert Mitten. Orldsonla Borough,
11%Ilialn Templeton, do.
John D. Ito tn. C.sville,
James carmont, Manor 11111, ,
Samuel Coen. Saldshurg,
George IL Little, 3leAlasy's Fort.
William P. Itobiwon, Alexamisia Borough,
Stoics ,Fleming, l'eterebtug,
John It. Hod, do . , '
JillteN Chamberlain, do,
It. I'. Hazlett, Spruce Creek, •
Thilip (Boole, Mapleton,
John 0 Stewart, Alin Creek, •
John Long, Coalmont, . . -
illelni Gleason, Ilarml, ". .. • '
inlet's DIIIIII, 110, +
31st tin Mara, do.
Samuel ,M. Anita, Mount Union.
S. Boson Moller, rll, , , •
.Alexander S. Seeds. Spruce Creek, , -
James Harrington: Brand Top Cify,
attehael McCabe. Carbon twp.,
John S. Miller. iluuttngtion,
Samuel G. Simplon. Mill (heck
Grath. Miller, Huntingdon,
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Henry 0,111111/PI Ism. WateNtract, ; „ .
JOIIII Shook. 3 1 C 0 011110101,1411,
:allele' Ti 011111'011, FnilflSlli, . .
Hein o Strome, .11cConneletown,,
Samuel StetTey, - JaekAoti tivp.; ,' '•
'll a .. Cook. 1310 ol Top City,
- Adam Holliday. Shade Gap', .. •-•;.. ;
Thomas 31e let voy. Shlrloyslmirg," „ .
Ileng Mmlowan, iiIII tit Cet6113.., ,_
Geroge It. Kelley Coahnont. ...
Margaret Jcinium, Shade Gap,
W. C. WAGONER,
['leek's 0 Mee. • 1 f , Clerk.
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