The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, May 27, 1863, Image 1

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Friday,. X[Ety 22, 1860.
(For tbo 01i11.1 .
'TEM WAStlii Or v 71,4
Give me the gold that war lies cost
Before the peace•ezpanding day ;
The wasted the labor lost,
The mental treasure thrown away-;
And I will buy each rod of soil
In every yet discovered land,
Where hunters roam, where peasants toil,
Where ninny peopled cities stand.
I'll clothe each ehiv'ring wretch on earth
In needful—nay, in brave attire,
Vesture befitting banquet mirth,
Which kings might envy and admire.
In uv'ry vale and every plain,
A school shall glad the gazer's , sight,
Where every poor man's child may gain
'Pare knowledge free as air and light.
I'll build asylums for the poor,
By ego or ailment made forlorn,
And none shall thrust,them from the door,
Or sting with looks or words of scorn; ,
I'll link each alien hemisphere,
Help honest men to conquer wrong; '
Art, science, laboronstre and cheer; ‘.
Reward the poet_ for lily gong.
In ev'ry crowded town shall rise
Halls, academies—amply graced; •
'Whore ignorance may eoon be wise.,
And coarseness learn both art and taste
To ev'ry province shall belong •
• Collegiate struchiresi--and not few,'
Pilled with a truth-exploring throng,
-And teacheis of the good and true.
Iu eery,free and peopled'clime
A vast, majestic hall shall stand,
A marble edifice sublime,
Fur the illustr'uua of thelland,
A Pantheon fur the truly great,
The wise, beneficent and just,
A place of wide and lefty state,
To honor, or to hold th . eir dust.
A temple to attract and teach,
Shall lift its spire on eery hill,
Where pious man shall feel and preach
Peace, mercy, tolerance, good will.
Music of bells on Sabbath day;
'Pound the whole earth shall gladly rise,
And one great Christian song of praise
Stream sweetly upwards to the 'skies.
C. G.
C LiliTowNsti t May, 1863.
Letter frog). Barree Township.
MAxon 11.1t.t, May 18, 1863.
FRIEND LEWIS :—As it has been a
long while since my last communica
tion, I thought I would try to givo you
a few passing and past thoughts.—
Feeling my inability to write anything
tbr publication that would interest or
oven claim a passing glance from your
many readers, I thought I might write
you a few lines to, give you an idea
how things are progressing in our
neighborhood. ."
As I am a farmer I suppose it would
be natural for me to tell you of the
agricultural interests of our valley.—
Our grain generally looks exceedingly
promising.. Nature seems to be lav
ishing with unrelenting hand, verdure
on every hillside; our trees are now
robed with flowers of imperial beauty,
and the morning air is ladened with
perfume; while animated Nature seems
to rejoice that gloomy old Winter has
again given place to blooming Spring.
Our season has been exceedingly back-
Ward for agricultural 'purpose's; conse
quently our farmers are now busy get
ting in their spring crops, and have to
labor with considerable inconvenience
with the' wet weather, which we think
isnow past: however, we calculate to
take such things as theycomo. Yet there
is some things past and passing which
we . do not calculate to take as they
Since lastwrote to you, our town
ship leis taken a sudden turn in the
tit° . of politics, and when last in Hun
-I.lligdon I heard some of the leading
mien of the great Union party talkiug
,that old Barree was now; the banner twp.
pf Old luntingdon. Three cheers for
t,he Old Union and General Hooker !
ThOre were some banters' thrown
put by' some of the SouthdoWns that
thoro could'not bo a "Union League"
established in Barren township, but
that matter was decided by the estab
ilishiug of one of the most respectable
"I.Jeagnes to be met with anywhere,
,composed pf all parties e.Teept Copper
glioadtv: Barre; or no other township,
boasts of better 'men than beiongs, to
our 'society.
iC,i#,,nirlistors of ipo Gospel take p
; deep interest 4, our national welfare,
as well as ou,r spiritual, and tim
rends Adair and Moorehead have- ad
,dressed our societies, on fiveryttacasion
Prer-PPOIo, upon the all important
questipps .thatare pow (I,s,tractiqg our
great Repphlic. They have not only
gained many warm friends for them
selves, but hayp also \you a name for
true patriotism which we trust will be
' banded down to fhttnre generations,
,that they may road that Christ's am
bassadors were 'lieu of patriotic virtue,
WILLIAM LEWIS, Editor and .Proprietor.
and that theylovcd their counttly next
to their God, and that tboy were not
afraid or ashamed to proclaim' it to an
enlightened 'world. 'Would 'to God we,
had Many more such men. Don't un 7
dOrstand mo to say that these were the
only ministers in our valley that are
truly patriotic, for I believe they all
are so, but some we have, not , heard
frOm and consequently cannot speak
for. -
From the news we have been reeeisN;
ing lately from the army we see that
we have been having another bloody
conflict at and near Fredericksburg,
in which some of our friends and
neighbors have been wounded and
massabred. We hope sincerely that •
this maybe the last great conflict we
shall haVe, and that our friends and
neighbors may again, be restored to us,:
and that:the white-winged messenger
of peace may again hover over our dis
tracted land, and that this unholy and
unnatural rebellion may forever be put
down, and the instigators of it be hung
on gallows higher than Haman.
"Ey,the way I was liken to forget to
tell you : that a don of Copperheads•
has been discovered in West township'
on what is called the "Globe
We believe they haveshown themselves
publicly on two occasions, but I have
not heard of any one being dangerous
ly affected from the effluviwthat arhies
from their den ; bat for fear sonic one
should he injured froM recklessness' or
some other cause, I thought I had bet
ter give notice, that strangers might
avoid danger. We understand that
ono of the same specie, from Hunting
don, turned up among them on Friday
night, and had • argrand time of it. I
believe, snakes as they , were, that they
undertook to make a new Constitution•
for the United States, but I am afraid
they (like the one that hand
ed the forbidden fruit to mother Eve)
may be condemned to lick the dust, or
be speared to death. I think it would
be well enough for the littlemtui that
wears the eagle buttons to turn up in
that neighborhood, and if possible. to
take charge of some of the largest of
those "Snaiks."' •
As I have no doubt wearied your
patience with this epistle I will bring
it to a close by making you an offer,
which you can do as you think best
with. It is this : that if you will strike
from your subscription list all the cop
perheads' names from Ilarree township,
that wo will use our best endeavors to
give you two for every one you may
lose, of men that know how to appre
ciate your paper, and that feel that
they must support those who support
Ipping you will tuko no offence at
anything I have written, and hoping
you will call the attention of tho•gen
tlemon I spoke of, I am with respect,
Yours, PADUCH.A.
Our Army Correspondence.
Near liartwood Church,
May 14th, 18G3.
DEAR GLOBE: You perceive by the
date of this article, that we aro no lon
ger at Falmouth, but we have changed
our " base of operations " to be near
the " robs." It is more than one month
since we packed our " kit" and again
entered the " field ;" since that, you.
have been informed of part of our do
ings, and therefore in the present let
ter I shall inform your readers concern
ing The Raid. Accordingly, on the 27th
ult., (after my letter from Warrenton
Junction,) the bugle sounded to strike
tents, and in a moment all was buStle
and commotion, and in twenty min
utes we were on route for the Rappa
hannock, bivouacking near Bealton
Station for the night. Early 28th
were again on our way, and arrived
at Kelly's Ford about noon. After a
brief delay we crossed by swimming
the river and wete soon on the oppo
site shore, the -rebels having skedad
dled on our first approach. Wo biv
ouacked about five miles from the riv
er; our rest however was interrupted by
Our Advance charging on a body of
the enemy and wore in the saddle in a
moment ready for any emergency; al
though it being Midnight,' nevertheless
we were right among our foes, and
well prepared for them. We did not
capture any that night, but oq we Went,
and without much of interest occurring
turned up at Louisa C. 11. Saturday,
2d lust.',`As We moved on by-ways
only, we Were not expected and theie
fop; the people everywhere were great
ly surprised in finding the Yankees in
their Midst, and so many of them, and
still more was it the case when we
tore up the railroad, burned bridges,
cut telegraphs and everything belong
ing to the 'so called Confederate Got
eminent. We continued on for about
ten miles, crossing the. North Ann
riyor, (a branch of the linmunkey,) pas
sing through Ya,ncoville, (a Small vil
lage, containing . , half a dozen houses
, •
and en e store.) Hero we destroyed' one
hundred barrels of whisky, 4 quantity
of tobacco and store goods to a consid.
erablo amount,'and finally halted at
Thompson's cross roads, to give our
much fatigued horses rest, and secure
refreshment and sleep for ourselves.—
lore we captured fifteen C. S. wag
ons, (new) some •rebels, and a large
number of horses and mules; frornthis
point 'a portion of oar Cavalry went to
lihnOVer '3unetion; burnedthli bridges
over the ! Pamunkey and Chickahomi 7 ,
ny rivers ; they also ran a large train
of cars into the river. The bridge on
the latter was very long. After the .
above depredations, they destroyed a
large amount of bacon and_ corn, and
after destroying the railroad a great
deal, fell back on the main force. Wo
then moved on again 1.4 the direction
of James river and soon found our
selves at Yaneeville cross roads, where
we captured some rebels and charged
on two thousand more. We remained
there two days expecting a fight bat .
it did not come off. We accompliShed
all that was intended. In conversing
with a lady at this point', she informed
me that they were never's° surprised,
as,:tci see our forces co near Riiihmond,.
without even having a fight, or receiv
ingacheek. She thought we were never
going to Richniarid, and told me that
there were only throe hundred men
in the fortifibations add those - princi
pally citizens and residents of the city.
She also informed me that corn meal
was $3O per barrel, and Scarce at that;
butter worth - $1,50 per pound; ham at
$1,25 per pound; chickens 'at $1 per
pair; salt $23 per bushel, and very
bard to obfain. - They seem however
to bo satisfied and with very few ex
ceptions aro for the South to the'last;
and now after many hardships and tri
als endured, we are again on our side
of the river. That Rooker could spare
such a force at such a time, will long
remain a wonder of yankee strategy.
I have not learned any reliable news
of the battle as yet, but am inclined to
think fightinggained considerably by it.
The - weather-is delightful and we are
all in good spirits. Au aid to Men. Bu
ford, Capt. G. C. Crain, (commanding
this regt.,) ono surgeon and two order
lies, were captured on the 12th inst.,
by guerillas only two miles from camp.
They are lurking around everywhere,
trying to snatch what they don't often
get—subsistence. More anon. ,'
Yours Respectfully,
Headquarters 2d Brigade 3d Div.
Ist Corps, Army of the Potomac, c ‘
May 16, 1863.
Owing to various and
sundry causes, I have been for some
time unable to furnish you, with the
usual amount of correspondence; not
by any means for lack of incidents to
narrate, but rather because of a su
perfluity ,of them. The fact is, we
have had so much to do that there
has been no time to talk or write
about it. I have consequently been
compelled to neglect writing, and it is
impracticable now to mend the broken
thread of our diary. I shall try,
however, to give you an epitome of
our experience since tho date of my
last communication.
The first item of consequence. is the
expedition to Port Conway, on the
Rappahannock. The brigade marched
out on the 20th of April, and on the
22d marched in again. That, it '1
seems, was all that was intended, the
movement being a feint, to withdraw
the attention of the enemy from other
points. This first expedition of the
new Bup,hrtAils was not, however,
made without some valuable results.—
Though no opportunity was given for
the display of courage, thorn was am
ple scope for the exhibition of another
characteriStic, the power to endure fit
tigue and hardship. Napoleon, whose
judgment in military matters, is cer
tainly of some value, called._ this, the
first quality of a soldier; and the
march to and from Port Conway fully
established the character of our brig
ade in that respect. Through mud
and in, they marched almost contin
ually, for fifty hours, and when they
came into camp, not RT. - 1p straggler had
been left behind. The Colonel Com
manding pronounced the record of
that march " more valuable than that
of a groat victory in the field," - and
Major Vrenaral Doubleday expressed,
. a notch his sense of the goad condut
i• 10 114q ad6. ' '
After that, we lay in camp again
until the 28th of April, when the
whole army moved Wo encamped
that o g ht in a wood about four miles
below piodeneksburg, and two miles
from the Rappahannock. The ntßtp
morning two pontoon bridges wore
laid, and (ion. Wadsworthrs division
crossed ; TWIG ours moved forward to
tl position pear the riv i er, acting as a
reserve an 4 support: Wo lay. in a
narrow doll through which flows
" Palls Run." Wo were protected
from the view andthe.gUns of the:en
emy by a . Steep hill, which was well
enough, for on the 'evening of the 90th"
they threw ',
_quite 'a namber of shells,
over our heads, some cit Which came .
quite as near us as' WO desirable.' A
battery . behind us in an 71eVatedpq4-,
tion,..soen ppened,,anA the rebels 'after
that got more than they gave, until
near ,nightfall, when the firing Ceased,'
Gen.,Donbleday trained our enni into:
range, and our shells *ld be seen .
bursting around and among their
guns. I did not see one of the:'rebel
shells burst, and most of them did not
explode. They were three inch af
fairs, cylindrical, and, perhapS'eight
inches long. Thetroops were greatly
interested by the novel display,. and
though at first they closely hugged
the shelter, it was not long before the
officers had as mtiolv as they Could do
to keep them under cover. ' •
WC , remained in this 'position. until
Saturday, May 2d, at about' 8:A.
when we Marched "UP the 'river 'to•
wards the' Beene' of Hooker's great,
battle. The rebels had been: 010 he
to, our intentions by false "Movements,
and, I think, were unprepared to• see
us leaving their front: They sent the
shellS after is thick and fist, but no
injury was done, and our battery soon
engaged theirs. .
It was a very hot day, and we had
a hard march of it. During the after
noon Woolen blnnkets and all stiperflu-
ides -.were thrown mean: ,We crossed,
United States Ford after tinrli;. and
moved on toward the scone of action
very sloWly, impeded by trains. As
wo neared the 'lines, a heavy conflict
was raging, and the roar of musketry
was continuous and deafening.. The
men concluded that we. were 'to be
sent right into action, and braced their
tired sinews for Abe' Work. After
loading, we marched into the position
assigned us, but found that we .bad
left the fight on one side of us. We
were however in a• position; of great
importance, and, where there was a
strong expectation of an attank by tint_
enemy. it was tin'hour after midnight,
and we had been on the move from 8,
A.M., our longest halt not exceeding
half an hour. All but a few were al
lowed to sleep -with their right hands
on their arms. But we were not des
tined to fight in the battle at Chancel
lonsville. The brigade kept its posi
tion until the army retired, made a
reconnoissance in force, scouted, took
a 'number of prisoners, had a few men
wounded, and maybe hurt somebody;
that was all. And now I must close,
promising another letter soon,
J. S. 11.
Details of the Great Raid by Colonel
Grierson's Cavalry—Their .Remarka
ble Journey from Tennessee to Louisi
ana—Bight Hundred _Miles Traveled
in Sixteen Days—The Work Aceom
plished by the Raid—" The Most Ex
traordinary Event of the Trirr."
[Correspondence of the Trllomel
NEW ORLEANS, May 0; '63—Evening.
—Since the departure of the Columbia
we have abundance of news'; the most
exciting, however, is the arrival, at
Baton Rouge, of the Gth and 7th Illi
nois Cavalry, 000 strong, who have
cut their way through the whole
length of Mississippi. They started
from La Grange, Tenn., on the morn
ing of the 17th ult., and reached Baton
Rouge on the evening of 2d May,per
forming the whole distance in sixteen
days,. They made a zigzag course
through the State, sometimes striking
east, sometimes west, but Pushing
south the whole time. In this way
they traveled probably about 800
miles, averaging over forty miles per
day. During partof the journeWhey
traveled eighty miles in twenty-eight
hours, had three oneounters with the
enemy, destroyed two bridges, tore up
the track, and swam two rivers.
The force consisted of the Gth Illi
nois Cavalry, Lieut. Col. Loomis. the
7th Illinois Cavalry, Col. Ed. Prince,
and six pieces of artillery, 2-pound ca
liber, the whole under command of
Col. Grierson, of the 6th Illinois.
Nn language r am master of can
properly describe this most extraordi
nary event' of the war, nor can we to
day estimate its value to the cause.—
Qn their way from La Grange; down
through the centre of Mississippi, they
destroyed bridges, railroads, depots,
engines, cars, rebel stores of all kinds,
and in immense quantities. Their
route embraced a breadth of more
than twenty miles, and everything
that could po used by the rebels, that
fell in their - Tv, was destroyed. The
telegraph, too, 'was cut in an immense
number of places; in fact, so complete
was the dedtr'uction, arid so.rapid and
mysterious their' movements, that the
rebels were bewildered, and this baud
of heroes were in Raton Rouge before
the rebels knew' , who they were, or
what they Were, or W . horq• they came
But I must try and give you a corn
plot§ idea of-the expedition, and what
it accomplished. You : Till ,pleaeo re
member that, 'they only had one full
night's rest the whole time; that they
were tra.volingtiarougb tbe heart' of
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the : enemy's country. , When they ,
started they had no more idea of
reaching Baton Rouge, than We' here ,
bad of seeing them. ' •
Some time since, Col. Griorson plan-' 1
ned an expedition to go Into the into-,
riot of Mississippi, and, destroy ,rail
roads, bridges, stores,'4o., which -p an
was submitted to :Gen. Aran`': At
that tim4 . Col; Grierson's 'extVairt Was '
an unattached brigade in Gen. Grant's
army, and was stationed at La Grange,.
Tenn., on the Memphis and Charleston
Railroad,.dfty miles cast of. Memphis,,
and three Miles' West 'of the ..innetieli`
of the Mississippi Central, and the ' 1
Memphis and Charleston
• The force at starting included thel
2d lowa Cavalry, Hatch,as well I
as ; the 6th and 7th Illinois, already
mentioned, comprising about 1,700
men. From La Grange they marched
nearly due south, lialting at night five
miles north of. Ripley, in Marshall Co.
Next morning the column moved to
Ripley, whence the 2d lowa Started
for Xew Albany: At Clear Springs,*
in Chickasaw' cou n ty, Col. hatch, with
his command, started southeasterly, to
West point, in Lowndes, county; on
the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. After
that COL Grierson heard nothing of the
2d Tos'Vit; eicept Treeetteloilal ramotis
through the rebels:
;Near Now Albany the Tallahatchie
is crossed by a bridge ; „where
: they
first met signs of the 'enemy. On the
opposite side is a steep hill; which
would have enabled a few mon to hold.
at hay a largo force. Iristead'of char
ging on the bridge, they threw Out ,
skirmishers; and fortunate enough
they did,. for they found the_.bridge
partly destroyed. : The pickets were
driven off, and the skirmishers rejoin
ed the •main • column lower down,
when the ,',whole force entered the
They ~then moved on. Pontotoc,.
where they destroyed , Some :salt, the
camp, and garrison equipago of a citv
airy. company, and also a gunsmith's
shop. A mail froth the post office was
secured, and also .a, large, cp4Antity of
On . the morning of the 20th, about
175 of the men who were,the•least ef
fective, Ni;ith - Some prisoners, under
command of Major Love, were sent
back to • La Grange, iyithorders to
send scouts to ',ut• the telegraph 'wires
at 'Oxford.
A few 'miles beyond Starkville, a
tannery containing it Dumber of army
boots, shoes, saddles, bridles, and a
largo quantity of
koathbr„was entirely
destruyed.- cml=ll
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25,000. In the building they found
a negro chained to the floor, with an
iron collar round his neck, and there
kept at work day and night as a pun
ishment for running away. That man
was brought through 'to Baton Rouge.
You may be sure he is loyal to the old
A march of twenty-six miles bro't
the force to Louisville, Winston coun
ty. Most of thq route lay through a
dense swamp, frequently to the hors
es' bellies in water. At ono point it
was so deep the *horses swam over,
and some gdt drowned, with a narrow .
escape for their riders. They then
pueliell on to Philadelphia, Neshoba
County, where there' is a bridge over
the-Pearl river, which the rebels un:
dertook to, destroy, but, they precipi
tately fled as our forces approached.
Later in the day, a brigade under
Col. Blackburn and Major Graham
was 'sent to strike the railroad at De
catur, Newton county. • More they
captured a train of 13 cars,
which was
just about starting,'loaded with quar
termasters' and-commissary stores, in
cluding ammunition and bomb-shells
in large quantities. They had scarce
ly secured this train and got it on the
side track, when another train of 25
ears, loaded with railroad ties, came
into the depot, which was also secur
ed. - Wood was piled up around the
engines and tenders, set fire to, and by
that means the boiler burst—the torch
was applied to the train of cars con
taining the ammunition and about 3,-
000 shells. When' these were fired,
the main column was four or five miles
off, and•the noise of their explosion
led them to suppose the rebels had
opened on the, dvaoce column. They
hurried ori, and soon found out their
Mistake'. Major Starr moved his bat
talion east, and' destroyed three bridg
es and. a lot of trestle-work, extending
over two miles, the track torn up, rails
broken and burned, and telegraph do
stroyed'for nye miles.
Near Gallatin, 1,400 pounds of
powder, 2 wagons, 26 yoke of oxen,
and a 32-pound Parrott gun were cap
tured. The gun was spiked.
At Union Church, 42 miles from
Natchez, and 20 from Port Gibson, a
skirmish occurred with Adams' Ala
bama Cavalry; in which" several of the
enemy were wounded, the rest retreat
ing to Port Gibson.
At Bpokhaven Camp of Instruction,
four companies, under command of
Major Starr, took two captains, one
lieutenant, one surgeon, and nineteen
privates, prisoners. They also cap
tured a lot of Mississippi rifles; mules,
ox teams, $5,000 worth of commissary
stores, and $25,000 worth of army
At the crossins- ° of Pearl' river, Col.
Prince captured, a courier with in
structions to destroy all bridges, eto.,
which • fortunate cireamstaoce added
somewhat to the safety of the conk
mand. •
. .
At Iraleb4rst, Col, Prin6e, of tho
7th Illinois, captured a train or about
forty oars, 14oVerstl of whigh were load
en with shed and aratonnitiOn. 'An
other train, which had just arrived,
escaped ' I:4y the baekirig out of the
train by po engineer Wort) 49 could
bo captura.
About•fpni• nines east' Gallapit!' a
battalion was 4t4clied to strike We,
Prlcaris and Saultsion Baitioad,
TER*S, $1,50,.. a , year: ip.
t p q 1.4 4 10, water
tanks, cars andqt,llP rt orb
deatroyocv . • RP.
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' At Walls i Statithi;tn the Tiektaw,
regiment.of rebel cavulr y:Was diScov
ered, who were .routed .with several ;
killed and wounded.; Ourlose W,as one
lied and eve wounded ; , "among
was Lieut. Col. Blackburn, of ' the 7th'
Be W tashotit the thigh; 'au&
slightly: in] the head..! - Ho - *Mc left,:
with several „ 9 r . the ~woun4qa, .at, a,
the injunction that, if not
trehtect; . nrhen our lioyS
ed th by' lake th eir ' revenge.
At Sitiniiit a large amount of Goi- -
ernment sugar,[ivood, and - locomotiieti;
, ,were 4pfitroyeo, r The, camp of,
Rughes'. and, 31ilburn's-. Partisan Ran,
gars, pi g _44q4, 5 , ereek, was attack
ed and destroyed, and a Mitnber of bor.'
ses Captured; front here they Moved
on the, .Greenville Spring woad toward-
Baton Rouge., About nine-miles from
Baton , Rouge the, entire commanA pf,
Stuart's cavalry,.fourteen offiCere and'
eighty men; were Captured; The Me'
made verylittle resistance; retreating
to the river, where they were surroun
It is , alimpst impossible to 'give you
anything like a 'perfect sketch' of the
sigeorcritiye. march • of this • band of
'heromi: - - Hotv they managed tO endure
and bold out under the.fatigues of so
long and perilous ; st march :through
the . enemy's country, livi n g' us - they
best cobld, sleeping butan• hour - or'two ;
at a time, is' cin e of the,most replatiklible
events in the. 'history of higali , war;
fare. rn Comparison the deeda of Std=
art,- Jackion, and ' - othei'cOpfedetstio
cavalry; 'dwindlo the"-nice(; con
tempti hie affairs; hot worth Speakingbf;'
- At ono Place number of old 'gray ,
headed* men 'Caine mit - '1,6 - tha
cavalry with”shoe-guns, and fired - Sere ,
red shotS—iipt a shot Irsis fired, in 're
turnythey were i3nirt i fitrired; disurined,
and their--,weapons deatroyedi This
very Much astomshed'ihem •• they had
been led to IdieVe.theYriotild be
ed, their homes destroyed, and - every
imaginable' Cruelty perpetrafid upon
them. But When they - 4mnd 'the men
Of `the .. ..N.Tiirth r - fighting
abainst efficient rebels','they seemetf to,
wake upfront a 'deluSion. They then
willingly gave our men what, assistance
thiy eould;ind dein undertook
to act "., -" "
The amount of damage done to - the
rebels it is difficult to estiinate—not'a
bridge or a 'railroad, not aline of tole.:
graph anywhere - along the whole route,
but What Was destroyed. Horses,
ho - ii-Doeeeackr± r Aiion..r.qr_tlresird-to-ro4
place the worn-out ones. CiiiTTierha
stock of pro Visions was brought, along,
so that they had to-live on the enemy,
and tolerably hard fare they had; too.
Large numbers of. men offered them
selves to be 'paroled as a means of
avoiding the conscription of the' rebel
officers. '
HupdrSdi of negroes joined the l m as
they came along, bringing, all one,
some two horses or mules.
The success of the,expedition could
be shown in no more palpable manner
than the health of the men. When
they reached Baton Rouge, after a
sixteen days' ride with only one whole
night's rest, and badly, eaPplied with
food; only
,twelve men , were turned
ever to We sbrgebn.• ItianYOf the men
suffered froin swelling of, the legs, ,and
erysipelas, from. Sitting so long in the
saddle, but it was only tomporary.„
They had a very - clever way of cut
ting the telegraph wires so as to avoid
discovery. Instead of cutting, the
wires and letting the ends bang loosely,
they tied uP,the ends with strips of
-heather, - so Allot ft would not be-easily
seen, and yet the conneotion Svgs'ROY
ered. ,„.
Far in the interior they were mists:
,for rebel cavalry, and complimen
ted upon, the fineness of their outfit.—
On more than one occasion they pro
fited by this ignorance.
To show,you what courage and
ring will accomplish, I May :Mention
that, they had nothing for their guide
except one of Colton's county maps and
In order that your readers may form
an idea of the routo of those daring
men, I add a list of counties through
which they passed. Starting fromlla
Grange, they first struck Marshal emp
ty in Mississippi,
passing in sucpp,ol49
through the foiloNving Pouritiea;
pall, Pontotoc, Chickasaw,
\Vinstoni Noxubee, Neshota, Newton,
Jasper, Smith, Simpson, Copia, Law
rence, Pike, and Amite, and Helena,
and East Baton Itougein Louisiana.
Ai'itiverai points 'the enemy tried
to catch orsurround them, but in vain.
Thirteen hundred cavalry were sent
after them from Mobile, a thousand
came south of Port Hudson, crossing
Pearl river at Columbia, and two thou
sand came from the yicitiity of Green
wood and Gianaaa, to cut off their re
treat to La Grange. They all fell to
the rear, supposing Colonel Griersop
wound return.
Col. Griersoir says, that had he 'had
the means, or had-it formed a part of
his plan, he could have -had at least
two brigades of colored men who were
anxious to join him, if 'he could haVe
armed 'them, another 'prqof or the'da
sire of the negro to be free; and his
willingness to serve the• Union cause.
As it Avfftl, 11.410. 500 pegging, land 1009
horses were, brought in, besides'
I am indelited'tO Col. Orlerson, and
hig Acting Asst: Adjutant S. L. Wood
ward,_ for all these particulars,, and
many More, if jllqught you had - room
fur t hem::
When we first' got the news here of
their arrival at Aston-Roggp, the-sto
ry seemed too imprObable fqp heliel; it
seemed too much like some of the re
bel storios We had 40 so often: Many
wotilif'n'ot•believo it Ifeleiki they ,saw
the men, 40' irks with . thenz'
Tuesday morning, Colonel lirierson,
Colonel Prince, 3.1.aj0r Starr, idjilfant
tiniv?f,•Ci ::+j.
J , c,i,d 9.)111
11. %):11
~i a~~t~!~.i
- -
VA -1-41V-Ip -or -
reachnd_the ( pi !If 01 pr
vi lii9C:
ia the aft4ol4Q9"t 4 1 . 9 1 1T14 ' Z. c( ' .--
few, and ;anciiitAniaittarp rt Oote cana
panylifilh - tifee fr eoo4ll44o
, - ho'
Boatim__TraDercr„, toroe _ lir_ sf
theAwax - a sa aa l ii, 4 l,covxii iogunl rot.
taiNariVVYMATietiiiltlit WIMP fig
to:AO:0410 Colebit 'prierifinrand'hil
had-been made, in - it'infenofgenerally - :
known, Toi,a.t9 o'clock there was such
• a datherni • sign men,ant} such
:heaitY, ea , -.' , -.4*(‘#
Y.noffitolatione 94 Om
success off • T . ,.... 0:,,ti# 74 / 1 ) 44 it 1711
never befete - 4 10 - ovitness. It
was more f.,7;•,sa,ftiri . C:Vtat. Charles
steps ''half; - ro 7nOlti.
N e , Fiapery—tu
short, eve's, in 9f ad th(Wroom—
crowded tolts utraosecOlicity.—
Thb band played on the balcony, then
in the rotnnd*A &miff, r 050840.,
verpipt, og from tife, root, and. sAs-.
en tly, Colenel -o,rierio n was hitro49o
tr,t tip vast 'issetiablage - ,:hY
Smith.. ILO 'tellYn 4 - yocio ff. - figr - 04 1
niarkis.,:gigWe erifdiCtlithii tottßati
and'inen niiitier .'hifzi'for Alieir . -`diiii4
and andurittied; , Ife •f ar
an ‘•• e nal imumber : 0t, r 4§,u.,,:i Liwut i ,
v q o wail ,N r sl ! ( Ahem -14 fr0:1444Q, ,hy,
Dr. otzle, alld also a private,,orAlpt,
7ttr Illinoisovircr4gargr4enefv#4--.•Elt* •
unbounded*OPOK 4:1-Mi" M.
Starr, of the 6th Illinois was intro
dneed:•, After* ahcirt address, Coletlel
?Agee, oktbe Qth illipoin,CavAlry, iyq,
mtpdace .pilp4 gayeAllrhif 4etol l of
t I ;P. Pglll.. 149 0 4 PArtiPAT4l,l! ) ( ' sin ' or
therdogge 'they reithrtl3crto to il'epiiiiq
the•enemy; Mit% as seniling:oi4t 5c4134„.
•In- - •butternut - uniform; sending furs*
messages en the ; tel egraph, . to, varipus
places. ,in , t heft., vicinity, : for , ilie:pnr,
pose ocinittipdl4eM 00, a l'alie' tIale);
At one pl*Cp--theylelkpinlnall' nbol4li
the Movement a , the unemy i swheu.:4,
large force , started ;front, 0404. efftfillst
the ,Union, .parnlry ; marched direct, to
,the s3,llels hail left, :lad dti r : s
stroysd it, and thils avoided this' Iniks
force itthe-same tire.' 13everal short
spiseches fro Meitlieti s war - a - got:off/tank
the Union nag vas unfurled in, t.
k? 14,1-
of the StrPhar i les for tho,ftyt r time,
since • the, capture of!gie," city. ¶Lh
biind 'Played'all' the, ptio . plai - liittiliniir
airs:daring the. 'eveningl; and after 414
meeting had • dkspersed tI ze ktie4ts:4lo4
low) fire: citizen* retirea i An. ,the : gen tie ;
man's. parlor; w ere there •Urea a gr?Ti
rat In trap atfen , '0 9 liiened • - by ' i3tt nary
blaolc bottleCthe- - nohtente a - Which
were,'. distributed r 1 iw.l freely,: :MLitt
liter, a select. few fickparno.44l , ,tho hit•N •
(ilea' parlor , ; , where La, nuratt9r were
waitin'.to e, iptroduced, aft 4 which
Colop'e74rie'rion astonished iflit grittiL
find •sail by Playing - - - on"Alise l•pianoltat
flinging in •'a manner: that proved s ho
was asrwell able to 4 1 +O(lItlA -04 1 ;RM.
a ,cavalry. corps
Alaatiniore Traitras: "
ch: fP II 4 t , tp4l , B , 3tlrsrriatcicr of My 12. 3
.4183 C. Ily C. James, daughter of
3 1r..john!J01W0d, Wholle Wifo'. was ie
cently'sent - Sontliliptin tho:Ohtnii of
disloyalty, Was! .yestorday • arrested lit
her father's residcnce, ;79g- . West
Saratoga street, - upo,n .tho. 01ywk,0.,9f
giving aid and comfort to' the
ffer cas' whe investigated by'Cleadrat
geheack, who committed:4er t0;.1440 , f,
more Jail, in . wider that she may .be
tried : 4y. th.e. civil anthoritieg wt;ider, thy?
'reaso act of Maitland. It seems
that B.e ,as been cor .spin ing Me nu
the • Smith, and Oa following is the
copy of a letter :
RICAMOND„ Yu:, March 15,• Tuea
day„nopp.--,...—Xy, ar: Fannie: Your
letter; have; just,been
. reecive,d, ,
and thO
pleasure it gave u@ you 'cannot
ine. 'Harry . was'ioerfeetly'deli'ghted
with his unifei•nii The geed klion epOkh
of in your last- have been received, and
were a perfect god scad,.,The qtdolue
and liquors were Very rituchpeetied,—_..-
Those I presented' to' our iOyeritirient
as you desired, and •-the' other 'things
sold at coat. Will you please forward
goods to the mount of.. Abe , Icaol0;40d
Ordfiriatme4igt , ol7! . • yirgh4yegrgA4ct
muds for several itemo Jo ply htiy,.f!ti
they aro Oqeded °groom/410f; fifill
knowing yeur'prqtivegag To) ffiliogidi
such orders;'*e can.reiy . tifrirclt• 40r
spatehing the goods; at the earlic4, igter
sible augment,„ 4i received carne
de . risite of who you suspect 'is
a spy, and have given it fti 'our ugther
ities.- There will be a strict eye OD him;
o,.Fannielif .only had .mpre such
as ya4 , in'4lagYianti, li. o l'..rßtgl.Y. of our
brave soldier; wpuld , he supplied in all
their Nfai4t,i3, bat yqg lieve done More
than guy one can imagine, •hut 'yon
will ha fully: rewarded :some day; if
not in this I'vopld,. you Dili, he in Heav
en. ~,You say that you asgfFuitliltlt
Fish is suspicious of, you.
,e 1,
dear Fanny; WO botliin e , , i to 'dia
him, he is n'tnertn,•Oowtirclly
But you say you have a great dealofre
spect for him considering he's a Y-a-u r
k-e-e.. Well, according to our opinion,
he is a - mighty 'little, Fisk._ Any, inan
that would' make war Upon Women fa
beneath notice ; bilti I acknowledge he s
right: in one; respect; .that'. the ;I.Balti
more ladies are more dangerous than
thp men:. I'm of the opinion that if
ilia men were like, the ; women, tbe;vll
lainous'. Yankeee hakre.',liecu
obliged to make ti retregrado'
. • L' -
request me to tell' you; Fan
ny, to keep .quiet,iend don% let them
have. anything.tin you,,can. a c t
much more for ue Whore you arc„_l i tall
if they - should find t igef
the Yanketrofithribree Alnies 'tPflay if
they wish it just before ey . - ory l meal.e-
You have tokenmanyit `hitter (louver
medicine, and it Won't taste abitworas
than the rest. ; Harry , sUye , he ti will
write by 'the neit',:tts
very Wien but'. requests 'me ' to saS; 4 ;all
was TigifVf — ( li'dert .} 7anny;" Naito
oWa separate piece of paper When nipi r
.:How is cousin Brad ?
Heigh(); •ban't you.'fau;ghl , •at the'lith
about that?'; ;! . Bi4 yOn cry to him-I'lf
so, iierhapa your tears land some liffeet.
I mtist: how dote; bOping to, bear'froth
yeti; soon': •e' ;.
' "I am, as ever;your friendir• ,
" ReMeniberthe gigealat Sivarlit
tOwti." " "
Fresh Flower and,4 49Pti PAT
safe at; Lewis' Tim* Sitore
„Fine Cigara and 1411::! ref
sale et.' BOokbtare. r.
PffttlsrfM-Of 4:4 13 ; 4 8- 400 11 . 4 14 I*:
preve4 @tylet—kin .receive 4 ey4 -10;
salß'fft , liziy/FrPooy.
• 0-O L i
Piieka'aiki"fietii . Goth'
delved at Lewis Book Store.
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