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Wednesday morning., May 13, 1864.
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
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Our Flag Forever.
•• 'know of no mode in which a loyal citi
zen may so well demonstrate his derotion to
his country as by sustaining the Flag the
Constitution and the Union, under all circum
stances, and UNDER EVERY ADMINISTRATION
REGARDLF.BB OF PARTY POI 4 ITICS, AGAINST ALL
ASSAILANTS, AT INDIE AND ABROAD."
Union State Electoral Ticket
Morton 3PMichael, Philadelphia.
Thos. H. Cunningham, Beaver co
1 Robt. P Ring, 13 Elias W. Hall,
2 Geo. Morrison 14 'Ohs. H. Shriner,
Coates, 15 Juo. Wistor,
3 Henry Burnm,- 10 D. lii'Conaughv
4 Wm. R. Kern, 17 D. W. Woods,'
5 8.11. - Jenks, 18 Isaac Benson,
6 Chas. M. Runk, 19 John Patton,
7 Robt. Parke, 20 S. B. Dick,
8 Aaron 21 By. Bierer,
9 J. A. Hiestand, 22 Jno. P. Penney
10 R. H. Coryell, 23 Eb. 3PJunkin,
11 Ed. Halliday, 24 J. W. Blaneh'rd
12 Chas. F. Reed.
"On to Richmond."
Wo . have been rejoiced, and the loy
al men throughout the North have
been rejoiced with the news that, from
time to time, comes up from the army
in Virginia. The spell of quiet and
inaction has been broken, and the ar
my, refreshed and invigorated from
the rest it has received, has again
marched to meet the foes, and put
them to flight. The issue of tho great
Spring campaign apprehended, has, in
conformity with the general belief,
terminated almost entirely in favor of
the Union troops. 'The great Rebel
leader. Lee. has been forced by the
vale• ui oar army to4otreat to his de
vicinity to his Capital
Ile has been defeated
cl) and driven so effectual:
t no puint is left through which
the sagacious Rebel might evade the
strehgth of our arms, and escape, per
haps, a general surrender, or total an
nihilation. • Leo finds no other alter
natives than fight or surrender. He
must fight to defend himself and pro
tect tho Capital of the. Confederacy;
or he must surrender and thereby
yield all claims to every stronghold
in Virginia, and thus end the war ef
fectually in that war-ridden and deso
lated State. This would, of course,
prevent any future raids into Mary
land and Pennsylvania, and increase
- We find our armies marching from
the north and from the south upon
the doomed Capital, and our gunboats
have ascended the James, and aro . co-
Operating with Butler to capture or
render useless the defences surround
ing Richmond - on the south. Fort
Darling, if not already ours, in all
probability soon will be, and then, if
Grant is not the first to enter, our
gunboats will throw "Greek fire" into
the city, and scare the inhabitants as
touch, if not more, than did that from
Gilmore's guns near Charleston.
But, surrounded as Leo apparently
is, and disheartened as his troops are,
he will contest vigorously every step
of the way to his base, and our army
will have, perhaps, to force their way
over the dead bodies of many'friends
as well as foes. This sacrifice must be
made, for, when armies meet in battle
death must ensue, and the numbers
lost is an evidence of the gigantic ef
forts made, and the bravery of the
troops. The most pleasing .considera
tion is that the crY 'On to Richmond,'
now heralded through the press, and
echoed by the people, will soon b.e re
echoed in the words 'ln to Richmond'
by our gallant soldiers, o'er the bloo
dy fields where sleep their buried com
rades, whose graves shall not be tram
pled by the feet of another rebel host.
General Grant is determined"to
'fight-it out,' and with this spirit,
knowing; it is the spirit sanctioned by
his connlrymen,, he will continually
'march on the enemy's works,' and
compel him to fight or surrender. It
has been seen that he grants no 'tru
ces' nor 'cessation of hostilities to bury
the dead,' but, rather, since he has
commenced, in earnest and without
delay be will proceed.
We present the glorious news to our
readers with the assurance it is cor
recti.anA though the goal, to roach
wamch every muscle ie strained and
every means is made use of, and tho'
the rrize is not yet in our hands, we
- feel 'confident, however, that the day
is nigh when Richmond shall be ours,
and the rebel army scattered, and,
:perhaps,. annihilated. Grant is the
right man in the right place, and thro'
him, under Almighty Providence, our
cause must shortly prove victorious,
this terr.blo war be brought to a
close, and white-winged Peace again
be the guide to our permanent social,
religious and National advancement.
Grant and Victory - versus Copper
Now that the Summer campaign
has opened terribly in earnest., it
brings forth opinions from all classes,
all men and all parties, in regard to
the relative strength, prowess, and sa
gacity of two of the most prominent
Generals. If a stranger enters our
town, and hears a conversation on the
war, he will very soon know to which
side the parties belong without know
ing anything else about them. The
traitors hope Grant will whip Lee, but
they are afraid he can't. The rebels
have so much the advantage of us in
Generals and in men. Their Gener
als aro wise and sagacious,—their men
brave, hardy and fight like devils.
Oar Generals aro indolent, drunken
imbeciles, and not fit to command a
corporal's squad, while our men do
not fight with that vim which char
acterizes the rebel soldiers, and are
not capable of the hardships and pow
ers of endurance the rebel soldiers un
dergo. To which side of the contest
do these men belong? Are they not
body and soul traitors? Are they not
far worse than those who come out
boldly and fight us face to face, as our
deadly enemies ? Yet wo have a score
of these very men in our midst, who
call themselves loyal. We associate
with them, invite them into our par•
lore and treat them sumptuously, all
the while their hearts are as black and
as rotten as bell, and who, at that
very moment aro secretly giving aid
and comfort to the rebellion and plot
ting our own as well as our country's
ruin. Away with such base treachery.
The demons of eternal darkness would
shun their presence as would the an
. gels of Heaven. They have no word
of comfort or cheer for our bravo
men—thousands of whom have sacri•
flood their lives within the last forty
eight hours to protect them and their's
from the despoiling hand of the ruth
less invader, who would spurn them
as unfit associates in their crime of
LATE WAR NEWS,
Rebel prisoners captured on the
12th said that Leo admitted a loss up
to that time of thirty thousand men in
killed and wounded.
The N Y Times special, dated on the
night of the 13th, enys that Lee's re
treat is RAPIDLY BECOMING A
ROUT. Thousands of prisoners are
The World's special dispatch is to
the same effect.
We learn officially by a dispatch
from Secretary Stanton, that Lee is
wounded and in Richmond. •
The Petersburg (bra) Express of tho
11th says that Lee was in Richmond ;
The rebel army is routed and 17,000
prisoners came in the night of the 13th
We learn that- a. careful investiga.
tion fixes our total losses in killed,
wounded and missing, including, of
course, the prisoners captured by the
rebels, and stragglers incurred by our
Army of the Potomac, up to the com
mencement of the battle on the 12th,
at - about 20,000, not 30,000, as repre
sented in unofficial statements.
Gull. Grant laconically says tho en
emy has found the last ditch.
Late reports state that Loa's retreat
is a thorough rout.
There is a groat panic prevailing in
Richmond, which extends to all clas-
Seven rebel Generals have been ta
ken to that city wounded.
' Their best and—most reliable fight
ing officers aro wounded—Jenkins,
Hill and Longstreetthe latter most
Our troops are still taking and gob
bling up prisoners and swelling the
numbers by thousands.
Washington, May 16.--Major Goul
Cadwalader, Philadelphia —We have
dispatches from General Grant at 8 a
m this morning. He states that offen
sive operations have been necessarily
suspended until the roads become pas
sabld, and that the army is in the best
of spirits and has the fullest confidence
of success. The two armies aro now
concentrated on the main road from
Fredericksburg to Richmond.
Tho operations of General Sherman
yesterday, and two days hard fighting
forced Johnson to evacuate Resaca at
12 o'clock last night. General Sher
man's forces are in vigorous pursuit.
No dispatches have been received
from General Butler to day. At the
latest report ho was still operating
against Fort Darling. E M STANTON.
It is said that various indiCations
lead to the belief in official circles, that
Lee will be compelled to go towards
Lynchburg rather than Richmond.
One reason for this belief is, that Lee's
trains are understood to befound as
having gone towards Charlottesville.
It rained last night and this morning,
and the roads are understood to be in
a bad condition.
Reinforcements are going forward
Fortress Monroe, May 15—Sheridan
arrived at James river yesterday p m.
He had heavy fights and was very
successful. He was inside of Rich
mond works and could have taken the
city, but was ignorant of Butlor's posi
tion. He saw gas light in Richmond.
Sheridan destroyed millions of ra:
Lions and other stores, rolling stock,
&c., amounting to ten millions of dol
CINCINNATI, May 13.
News has just been received hero
from soldiers, to the effect that Gen.
Schofield's army moved from Bull's
Gap on the 2d inst., and that, after 4
hours fighting on the 4th inst., the re
bels retreated, the Union troops pur
suing them into North Carolina.
The news that Gen. Thomas has to
Len Dalton is confirmed.
Our forces have captured about
five thousand prisoners, and 10 or 12
pieces .of artillery. The rebels have
retreated in some disorder to Remelt
and Borne. Our troops are in pursuit.
\VAI J'Cl DE UNION.
VICTORY! ONWARD ! !
VICTORY AT ALL POINTS!
THE REBEL ARMY ROUTED !
WastuNciToN, May 11.—The follow
ing late and highly important news is
kindly furnished to me by "Carleton,"
the well known correspondent of the
Five Days' Fighting'
Near Spottsylvania Court Rouse,
Tuesday, May 10-10 A. M.—Wo
have had five days of heavy and con
tinuous fighting in this region, and
there is every prospect of more.
Desperation of the Rebels.
Lee is determined to fight very
hard yet, and will no doubt dispute
every inch of the way to Richmond
or to the destruction of his entire ar
Longstreet's Last hove
On yesterday General Longstreet's
command was moved down from be
yond the Wilderness to secure what
the Rebels deemed more favorable
ground about Spottsylvania. Here
the ground is very much broken up,
and is generally covered with dense
patches of chinquapin bushes, through
which our troops had to move. Ar
tillery has not been used extensively
on either side, and' the losses have not
been very heavy during the past few
Lee in Our Front. .
General Leo's entire army is now
known to be in our front, and will do
liver battle continually until utterly
Flank ~lloventent by Gen. Hancock.
Last night the 2d Corps, holding po
sition as the right wing of the army,
made a splendid end successful move
ment by the flank across the Po Riv
er, and this fine body of veterans will
take the enemy in the flank from its
present position to day..
Battle in Progress.
There is, therefore, a prospect now
that we shall have a great battlo to
day, unless General Lee retreats The
2d Corps had forced a fight last night,
gaining a temporary victory.
General Birney held the right, Glen.
Gibbon the centre, and General Bar
ton the left wing.
The Rebels _Driven Back
With this organization our troops
advanced steadily, and the Rebels
were driven from all points, especially
from the main position, which is now
held by Genova! Hancock, and ground
has thus been gained which will ena
ble General Grant to make a favora
ble disposition of our forces for a great
battle, or for pursuit should the openly
Everything look like success now,
and everybody is delighted with the
There is no trouble about getting
supplies. They arc arriving rapidly.
.COmmunications with Washington
are open and secure.
FrederickSbnrg is our new base of
operations. All of our wounded have
been sent there.
General 'Warren is not wounded as
reported. He is well and in the sad
dle this mprning.
Headquarters Army of the Potomac,
Tuesday, May 10.—Special - despatch
to the Washington aroniele.—The
army has had a portion of the day to
recuperate. 'rho indications are that
the Rebels will lull back to their for
midable fortitiqations near Innover
To day General Burnside began an
attack on the left with great fury and
an encouraging degree of success.
He had a fight the day before, in
which,. to use his own words, he 'whip
ped old Longstreet.'
A courier came in from General
The cavalry, under Gen. Sheridan
started soon after.
They will engage the Rebel cavalry
and circumnavigate Lee's army, and
Our ftrmy could not be in a more
cheerful condition. Every man is san
guine of success, and they count the
days when they shall in triumph enter
the Rebel metropolis.
The Rebels on the contrary have
lost all their old buoyancy, and seldom
indulge in their peculiar shrill and de
They fight with sullen brows, like
mon who find oven hope forsaking
General Lee lately issued an order
in relation to supplies, in which he said
30mmunication with Richmond was
cut off, and it was impossible to fur.
nish them with stores. Hill's corps
had no rations issued to them for three
General Lee enjoined upon his men
the necessity of capturing supplies
from the Yankees. Up to this mo
ment they have not captured a single
The roads aro in excellent traveling
order, but very dusty. I have failed
to see a single wagon abandoned. Our
movements since crossing the .Rapidan
may have seemed erratic to soldiers
who counted miles marched over by
All the battles thus far have been a
series of attacks and repulses. Mus
ketry was almost entirely used—the
ground being swampy. Artillery was
Lee very absurdly claims a victory,
when be withdrew from our front,
and marched toward Richmond. Our
army moved with them along parallel
roads, coming in deadly contact with
them at Todd's Tavern, near Spottsyl
vania Court house. But reinforced
with infantry; they drove our cavalry
back a short distance. The Maryland
Brigade, 4th Division, 6th Corps, coal
ing to their support, the tlgbting was
exceedingly . fierce. General Torbett
and General. Robison were both badly
wounded, and are now on their way to
The carnage in the Rebel army has
been horrible, while in our•own.it has
been of no mean magnitude.
All through the Wilderness Rebels
aro gtrown, and fires kindled by the
bursting oishells consumed the man
gled bodies of our antagonists.
In these several encounters with the
Rebels wo have lost the preent use of
over 35,000 men': In fact,. at Freder
icksburg, at this Writing, there are
over 12,000 of our wounded:
The Death of General Sedgiviek.
General Sedgwick was shot through
the head on Monday morning, whilst
superintending the mounting of somo
heavy guns in an angle the men had
There was no skirmishing at the
time, but occasionally a sharpshooter
sent a bullet in that direction, which
caused the cannouiers to wince and to
dodge. General Sedgwick was near
by, with somo of his staff, and twitted
the mon about their nervousness.
"Pooh, men, you can't hit an do
pliant at that distance." Immediately
after the ball struck him, and the blood
began to ooze from his nostrils. Ho
smiled serenely, and 101 l dead in the
arms of his Assistant Adjutant-Gener
:Distinguished Rebel Officers Killed and
TVounded—Longstreet and Jenkins Shot
by Their Own Men.
Richmond papers report the follow
ing casualties:—General Longstroet,
painfully wounded in the shoulder;
Brigadier General Paul Jenkins, of S.
Carolina, mortally wounded; Colonel
J Thompson Brown, of the First Va.
Artillery, was shot through the head,
and killed outright; Colonel Warren,
Bth Virginia; Colonels Miller, Garther
and Nance, of S Carolina, were killed.
General Baffle's Alabama and Jor
dan's' Georgia Brigades suffered se
verely. Col. Randolph, of Virginia
was also killed. Genera J. M. Jones,
of Virginia, killed.
The Equirer says that Generals
Jenkins and Longstreet _were woun
ded by th - eir own men, through mis
take. General Walker, of the Stone
wall Brigade, and Gene'ral Geo. IL
Stewart, of Maryland, are reported
killed. Gen. 'terming, wounded.
The Fight at Spottsylcapia.
Washington, May 11 General
Robisdn suffers much from his wound,
which is in the knee. His division
was in the advance on the Spottsylva
nia road from Todd's Tavern, with
Sheridan's cavalry, and had driven the
enemy six miles, carrying two pOsi
dons which they had endeavored to
hold. On reaching a cross road they
made a stand behind a temporary
breastwork of rails and trees, and were
massed in stroll , * force, the greater
portion being hid front view by a dense
woods. An attempt was made by two
brigades to - carry the position but fail
ed, when Gen. Robison rode in front
of his men and said the place must be
ours, asking the men to follow
They replied with loud cheers, and
falling into lino rushed to the attack
in gallant style. -
A terrible fire of musketry met them
in the nice, and General Robison being
wounded and scarcely able to keep
his seat in his saddle, the column was
forced to fall back, the whole affair
costing us about -three hundred men
and the loss of the services of one of
the ablest generals in the army. The
Pennsylvania Reserves were afterward
led against the position, but met the
same fate, and the attempt was aban
doned for the night.
Colonel Loelte, Assistant Adjutant
General to General Warren, was se
verely wounded in the face on Suindaj , ,
while riding along the lino delivering
Ono of the most, repulsive spectacles
presented by the, late encounters was
that of some bodies found partially
consumed by fire, the mon evidently
having been burned to death. These
fires were started by men who had
been cooking, or through carelessness,
and the cane and husks being very
dry, the flames extended over soros.
Of course the wounded left on.the
ground suffered the additional torture
of death by fire. A nuniher of woun
ded were on Monday still on the Wil
The Fight on _Monday Evening
'Washington, May 11—A despatch
from the army, dated May 10, 7 o'-
clock A. M. says .
Last night, about 11 o'clock the Re
bels in front :of Warren's corps made
an assault on a line of rifle pits, hastily
constructed. Our mon gave them a
volley, and fell back for the purpose
of drawing them on to a second line.
The ruse was successful; and as the
Rebels advanced they were received
by a destructivp fire, which drove
them back in disorder; but finding our
men still retiring, they followed up,
and after a charge on the third line
the whole of our line gave them such
a raking fire as to almost demolish
them; and springing after them, char
ged and drove them back in utter dis
Their loss was very heavy, while
our own was light. We took a unto
bur of prisoners.
Ou Tuesday Burnside began the at
tack on the left with great fury, and
an encouraging degree of success. No
particulars aro yet known.
Desperate Eight Conflict—Piles of Dead
Washington, May 14—The army of
the Potomac has achieved the great
est victory of the war, after some of
the severest fighting ever recorded in
history. The battle of Thursday is
acknowledged to bo the heaviest of all,
lasting from daylight till aftek dark,
renewed about nine o'clock, P M, and
continued till nearly 3 o'clock, A M,
both parties during the night contend
ing for the possession of a lino of rifle
pits from which our man had driven
theenemy in the morning.
The rebels fell bank early this morn•
ing, and skirmishing is now going on.
Our troops are following them through
the woods. The scene presented is
entirely beyond description. The dy
ing and dead arc in the breastworks,
on each side, in piles three or four
deep, and many of there pierced in
different parts of the body.
The enemy bad removed a large
number of their dead and wounded
during the night from some portions
of the lines, but there were pits where
they could not roach, and in these pla
ces they lay as thick as our own.
It was Bil'llEy'S division of the 2nd
Corps that charged the position, and
in doing so lost seven hundred men.
Every regiment in the division
distinguished itself; and none bore
a nobler part than the 93d New York.
Colonel Carroll's brigade aided this
division in the charge, and as usual
did their share with marked gallantry
Colonel Carroll was wounded-a sec
ond time, but still keeps on duty.
Some of the rebel cannon are now
being brought in,-which could not be
done before this time. The number
of guns , captured is thirty nine. Many
.colors have been taken, but the captors
still retain them as trophies.
Col Carroll's brigade took a number
of prisoners and a stand of colors, this
evening, from a rebel regiment., which
they surprised in a piece of woods
LATER-2 o'clock, P M—The enemy
are found to have fallen back to a new
line, abandoning their works on the
right, and apparently getting into po
sition for another'contest.
Meade's Address to .our Army.
WASHINGTON ; May 14.
Up to last night there was no heavy
battlo. Yesterday the following or
der was read to all the army t
Headquarters Army of Potontac,May
13.—Soldiers :—The moment has arri
ved when your commanding General
feels - authorized to address you in
terms of congratulation. Fo;: eight
days and nights, almost without inter
mission, in rain and sunshine, you have
been gallantly fighting a desperate foe
in positions naturally strong, and ren
dered doubly so by intrenchments.
You have compelled him to abandon
his fortifications on the _Rapidan, to
retire and attempt to stop your on
ward progress, and now ho has aban
doned the last intrenehod position so
tenaciously held, suffering a loss in all
of eighteen guns, twenty-two colors,
and eight thousand prisoners, inclu
ding two general. aeon.
Your heroic deeds and noble endu
rance of fhtigue and - privation will ever
be memorable. Let us return thanks
to God for the mercy thus shown us,
and ask earnestly for its continuation.
Soldiers ! your work is not yet over.
The enemy must be pursued, and, if
possible, overcome. The courage and
fortitude you have displayed renders
your Commanding General confident
your future efforts will result in fatness.
While we mourn the loss of many
gallant comrades, let us remember the
enemy must have suffered equal if not
We shall soon receive reinforce
ments, which he cannot expect. Let
us determine to continuo vigorously
the work so well begun, and under
God's blessing, in a s hort time the ob
ject of our labors will be accomplished.
GEORGE G. MEADE,
Official—S. Williams, A, A.G.
(Approved), U. S GRANT,
Lieutenant-General, commanding the
Armies of tho United States.
Dispatches from the Secretary of
The following dispatch has-hoer' re
ceived from the Secretary of War :
Washington, May 14, 4 r. M.— To
Major General Cadwallader, Philada :
Dispatches from Gen. Grant dated yes
terday evening at 6 o'clock have rea
ched this department.
The advance of Haimock yesterday
developed that the ' enemy had fallen
back four miles where they remained
There. was no engagement poster
We have-no account of General offi
cers being killed in the battle of the
A di-patch has just been read from
General Sherman, dated near Resam,
It states that by the flank move
ment on Besaca, Johnson had been
forced to evacuate Dalton, and.our for
cos were in his rear and thank.
The weather was fine and the troops
in fine order, all working well and as
fast as possible.
Guerillas have broken the tel,graph
lines between Williamsburg and old
Thisis believed to be tho reason
why no report has been received Item
Dispatches from General Sigel re
port him to ho at Woodstock.
Grant's army is well supplied.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
Washington, May 15-10 P. M.
Major General Dix : •
The following telegrams have just
reached this Department from Gener
No other official reports have been
received since my dispatch of this af•
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
Halfway House, May 14, 8 A. M.
Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, See.'y., War :
Wo are still before the base of the
enemy's works at Drury's Bluff, Fort
Darling. Tho enemy aro still here in
Gen. Gihnoro by aflank movement
with a portion of his corps and a bri
gade of the 18th corps, assaulted and
took tho enemy's works on their right
at dusk last evening. It was gallant
ly dono. _ _ _
(Signed) BEN. F. BUTLER.
Headquarters, Half Way House,
May 14, 10 o'clock, A. M.
To Hon. E. M. Stanton, Sec'y., War:
General Smith carried the enemy's
first line on the right, this morning,
moving at eight o'clock. The loss
was s m all. The enemy have retired
into three square redoubts upon which
we are now bringing our artillery to
bear with effect.
Signed, BENS. F. - BUTLER,
Maj. Gen. Commanding..
WASHINGTON, May 14— MIDNIGHT.
An official dispatch from General
Sheridan, dated at Bottom Bridge, via
Fort Monroe, May 13, states that on
the 9th instant, he marched around the
enemy's right flank, and on the even
ing of that day, reached the North An
na river, without opposition.
During that night ho destroyed the
enemy's depot at Beaver Dam, three
largo trains of cars, and one hundred
eani, two tine locomotives, two hun
dred thousand pounds of bacon, and
other Mores, amounting in all to a
million and a half of rations.
Also the telegraph and railroad
track for abrut ten miles embracing
several culverts, and recaptured three
hundred and seventy-eight of our men,
including two Colonels/ ono major and
several other officers.
On the morning of the 10th he re
sumed operations, crossing the South
Anna at Grand Squirrel bridge uncl
wont into camp about daylight.
The 11th he captured Ashland Sta
tion; at that point he destroyed one
locomotive, a train of card; an engine
house and two or three Government
buildings containing a large amount
He also destroyed six miles of rail
road, embracing six Culverts, two tres
tle bridges, and the telegraph wires.
At about 7 o'clock A.M.. of the 11th,
be renewed the advance on Richmond.
He found the rebel Stuart with his
cavalry concentrated at Yellow Tav
ern, and immediately attacked him.
After an obstinate contest he gain
ed possession of the Brockle Turnpike,
capturing two pieces of artillery,
and driving the enemy's forces back
towards Ashland and across the north
fork of the Chickahominy, a distance
I of four miles.
At the same time a party charged
down the Brock Road, and captured
the first line of the enemy's works
During the night he marched the
whole of his command between the
first and second lines of the enemy's
works on the bluffs overlooking the
line of the Virginia Central railroad,
and then on Mechanicsville turnpike,
after demonstrating against the works
and finding them very strong, he gave
up the intention of assaulting, and •do.;
terminod to morass the Chickahominy
at Meadow Bridge.
It had been partially destroyed by
the enemy but was repaired in about
three hours under a heavy artillery fire
from a rebel battery.
Gen. Merritt made the crossing, at
tacked the enemy and drove him off
handsomely, the pursuit continued as
far as Gaine's
The enemy obServing_the reeros3ing
of the Chicknhominy came out from
his second line of works.
A brigade of infantry and a large
number of dismounted cavalry attack.
ed the Division of Generals Gregg and
Wilson, but after a severe contest were
repulsed and driven behind their works
Gregg and Wilson's divisions, after
collecting the wounded, recrossed the
Chickahominy on the afternoon of the
12th. The corps encamped at Walnut
Grove and Gaines' Mills. At 9 o'clock
a m, of the 13th, the March was resu
med, and our forces encamped at Bot
tom Bridge. The command is in fine
spirits. The loss of horses will not
exceed one hundred. All the wounded
were brought off except about thirty
caeca of mortally wounded, and those
were well cared for in the farm houses
of the country. The wounded will
not exceed 250, and the total loss not
The Virginia Central Railroad brid
ges over the Chickahominy, t hud other
trestle bridges, ono sixty foot in length,
ono thirty feet, some twenty feet, and
the railroad bridges for a long distance
south of the Chickahominy, were de
12:30 P DI-1n a despatch this mo
ment received from Admiral Lee, he
reports to the Secretary of the Navy
that the Richmond papers of yester
day mention the death of General J E
B Stuart—shot in battle.
. This no doubt happened in the bat,
tle with General Sheridan.
(Signed) E ITSTANTON,
Secretary of Wai
LATER FROM GEN. GRANT
Washington, May 15, 8-50.—Major
General Cadwallader, Philadelphia :
On official despatch from the battle
field at Spottsylvania yesterday morn•
ing at 6:30, States that during the pre•
ceding night -(Friday) •a movement
was made by the Fifth and Sixth corps
to our loft., and an attack was to have
been made at daylight but no sound
of battle was heard in that quarter.
`MS manceuvre, it is said, if stic
ce,:sful, would place our forces in Lee's
rear, and compel him to retreat tow
No cannon or any sound of battle
was heard yesterday at Belle. Plain or
Fredericksburg, Aldrich. affords ground
for the inference that Lee had retreat
ed during Friday night, and before the
advance of the Fifth and Sixth corps.
All our wounded that had reached
Belle Plain yesterday evening, have
The surgical report from the head
quarters of the army states that the
condition of the supplies is satisfactory
and that the wounded are doing well.
The Medical Director at Belle plain
reports that everything at that point
is satisfactory. The surgical arrange
ments have never been so complete.
General Sheridan's command had
reached the loft bank of Turkey island
at S . o'clock yesterday afternoon and
have formed a junction with the forces
of General Butler
E M STANTON,
Secretary of War
WASHINGTON, May 14
Gen. Schofield has achieved a victo
ry, and pursued the enemy into North
Carolina. Gon. Thomas has gobbled
up five thousand rebels and captured
.Wilmington, May 9.
The iron clad Albemarle engaged
nine of the enemy's Gunboats and
UNTINGDON & BROAD TOP
LL RAILROAD.--CHANCE OF SCHEDULE. '
On and after Thursday, Dec. 10, 1063, Passenger Trains
will arrive and depart as follows
P. M. A. M. I
al. I P.IL
LE 360 LE 745 Huntingdon, •ARII 10 sit 10
4 10 8 05 111cConnelletown , 10 52 51
4 18 8 13 Pleasant drove, 10 45 44
4 35 8 29 Marklestiwg, 10 31 38
4 50 8 43 Coffee Run, 10 17 19
4 57 853 Hong), & Ready 10 10 09
5 07 9 05 Cove, 9 59 55
5 11 .9 09 Fisher's Summit 9 551_ 50
51.. 6 301,19 9 261 Saxton, I LE 940 La 40
Ls 540 LE 9 40 1 AR 9 25 AR .80
657 10 001111ddlosburg 1 907 10
603 10 Oalltopeuell.... .......... ~1 900 00
DFORD RAIL ROAD
6 191 10 24
6 6 44 1 1046 1
et 7 0014911 05
Plis is Run,
fillOpP'S RUN 1111,ANCIf.
11,9 9 40 1 9tucton , Inn 8 30!AR 6 30
r 965 Coalmont/ 831 635
L 10 00 Crawford, SO5 • 505
[AR /0 30 Dudley, .1.3 8 00 LS 6 00
:Broad Top City, , •••••l
10,1863. JAB. LE.WIS,
gdon, D .
A new stock just received at Lewis
GOLD PENS.-A fine assortment of
Pocket and Desk Gold Pens just re
ceived at Lewis' Book Store.
nA„Fine Cigars and Tobacco for
sale at Lewis' Book Store
On.L'AT CENTRAL PALO:
. FOR THE •
Office of the Committee en Labor, Incom es , and Revenues, No. 118 Smith Seven tit Street,
Philadelphia, April 4th, 1864.
Tho Committee on "Labor, Inconid mid Revenues," in%
vita co-cmeratlon with them to the Particular work for,
which they have.bien appointed. An no portion of liwk
people are mortlatilotic than tho.working men and wt.:
Mon of the cone It is but Just and proper that they
should nlike here an opportunity to contribute to the Mt;
jects of the Fail'. Tim most equable plan for accomplish
ing this, and, at the same time the easiest otte, la to oak
for the contribution Mit single day's labor from all class
es in the community. Many will conittnn'teti day of their
labor willingly, who would not subscribe their money.—.
To reach every department of Induetry and an will be a
work of great labor, but, if attained, will be productive of
The success of the plan will depend upon too hearty 03%
operation of every element of influence within our limits,
and we invite all the guardians of the industrial interoets,
and allAghers, to take hold with us In furthering this
great unik of patriotism and humanity.
The Committee is charged with the following, duty, to
First—To obtain the COntribullart of "one day's labor,.
or earnings, from every artisan, nod laborer, foreman,
operative and employee; president, Cashier, teller and
clerk of every Incorporated and unincorporated conipany,
railreed and express company, employing firm, hank,
manufactory, iron workg, oil works, mill, mine and
lac mime; from every private banker and broker, import
er, auctioneer and merchant; clerk, agent and salesman;
designer, finisher and artist; publisher, printer
atonic; from every government °Meer, eontrtetor and
employee ; grocer, butcher, halter and dealer; thinner,
horticulturist and producer; from every tutiatna-mither,
milliner and female operative: every individual engaged
In turning the soil, tending the loom, or in any vfaY
ing a livelihood, or building a fortune within the Sated
of Petlll9yiValli6, NOW Jersey} and Delaware.
Second.—.To obtain the contribution of one day's tqleif
enue," front all the great employing establishments, firms,
corporations, companies, railroads and warks.
Third.—To obtain the contribution of one day's income
from every retired person, and person of fortune—mole
and female—living upon their means, and front all chin ,
gYmcn. lawyers, physicians, dentists, editors, authors
I and professors; all other persons engaged in the learned
or other professloos.
Much adds work must bo pert:4llml by the personal
I influence aitd efforts of ladles and gentlemen associated,
or to too associated with the CoMinittee la carrying out
The Committee feel the responeibility of the, work thet
have undevtokets. which, to bo successful, will require
very perfect rioniflention of their p la n. and they therefOre
tilt eornest people, to assemble themselyes to
gem, in every Morn, township, find county, and foeiri
organizations of Imam and gentlemen to cooperate with
them in thin great Work and labor of love. In the man:
ufactnring counties, the cent did oil regions, and in the
agricultural dint, ietnexospecially, lot there he organiza
tions in the large tow»s, so that the young people may
bare en opportunity thus to yonder assistance to their
relatives mid frien 'e fighting the battles of their country
in the armies of the nation.
The work of this Committee May prosecuted where
I no other effort can be made for the Fair. on in the mines
of the Ned regions. A day's earnings of the miners, and
a day's product of the Mines, can he obtained, where no
portable ankle coobt be procured for transportation.—
Indeed. there is no part or section of these States where
the day's labor anal' not be obtained, if organizations can
ho formed to reach them.
The Committee ciiiinot close without urging upon all
Proprietors of Establishments, the doty of taking prompt
and energetic action to securs the benefit of the day of
labor from all within their control.
The Committee deem it unnecessary to do more, than
thus to present the
to the people of the three
States ranted. In the coming campaign of our armies,
the labors of the "Stour.= Ce3IMISS1011" trill bo greatly
augmented. By the first of Juno 700,00 mon—one of
the largest armies of modern times—will be operating in
the field. So large a force, scattered over regions to
which the men are unacelimated, must necessarily carry
along with it a largo amount of sickness, suffering and
death, tO say nothing of the gathered bermrs of the bat
These sufferings, it is our bounden daily, as men and
Christians, to relieve. A great and enlightenelpeople,
enjoying the lie-sings of a government of their own ma.
king, CAS.ren amiss assistance to men suffet big to main
tain its authority. and to will not believe that the
, 'GREAT CENTRAL FAIR" •
drawing Its products from the three States of Pennsylvo-
Ma, New Jersey and Delaware, so affluent in 1111 mineral,
agricultural and indnetrial wealth, shnll fall behind any
similar effort which has yet been made fur the relief of
the Nettotes children.
As it is desirable not to moltloly circulate; no further
authority than this eirettlar brill be necessary for any eo
n/eying firm fir COMpini/, or any retpectabte committee of
ladies mid gentlemen, to proceed al once, in the tom* of this
sommilles; a n d it in hoped that Under It, oraaniaationa
will spring al, In all rho towns and busy rcgiaaa of the
States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware,
Subscriptions will to, thankfully acknowledged In the
newspapers of Philatielphin; and it is very desirable that
they ConulletlCH 00011, as each freeh acknowledgment will
stimulato effort in other localities.
All sulocriptions should ho addressed to JOIN W.
gi,m; [lofty, rreasore t t office of the "Committee on La
bor, Incomes mud Revettme," No. 118 South Seventh St.,
.t".• All needful helps in Circulars and Postern will be
forweriled to parties applying fur them. Direct to the
Chairman of the Committee as above.
L. MONTGOMERY BOND, Chairman.
JOHN W. °LAO I Mit N. Treasurer.
It g1r..11:. W. tliTT.T.glt, Coerestualditte,' Secretary.
Steil RECIOR J. Mina ESON, Secretary.
HONORARY E M,B ERS.
Ills Excellency, A. G. Curtin, Governor of Penneylvanin
Ills Excellency, Joel Parker, Governor of New Jersey.
Ws Excellency, Williaut Cannon, Governor of Delawano
Hon. Alexander Henry. Mayor of Philadelphia,
Hon. Joseph It, Ingersoll, PentHylVaula.
lion. Jodgo Carpenrer, New Jersey,
lion. Judge Harrington, Delaware.
Major General George 0. Meade, Army of the rocome.
CO 51 lITTEE.
Right Rev. Bishop Potter. Met. Rev. E. W. Unger.
Most Rev. Bishop Wood. Clubman.
Rev. Bishop Simpson. Mrs. George M. Dallas.
Rev. Pr. Brainard• Mrs. Johh Sergeant.
Nov. W. P. Reed. Mr, John 31. Scott.
Rev. N. W. Huller. Slot. General Mende.
Rev. Isaac Leaser. Mrs. J. Edgar Thomson.
Samuel 1.. Felton. IL's. Joseph llorrisna, Jr.
John Rigor Thompson. Mrs Robert W. beaming,
Comniodoro It. P. Stockton. Mrs. Is Montgomery Rued.
Frederick Fraley. Mrs. George F. Weaver
John Bingham. MIL George W. Harris,
George Williams Mrs. F. A. Drexel.
Rev. W. Suadarthi, D. D. Mrs. N. N. Kelley.
Professor Henry Coupe!). Mrs. John W. NorneY.
Chas. Pendleton Tort, M. D.Mrs. Samuel A. Crozier..
Dr. Walter Williamson. Mrs. - Enoch Turley..
lion. Oswald Thomplmit. Miss A. Sager,
Hon. J. R. LuMonv, Silos Snoon O'Neil.
N. B. Brown. MIAs Sallie Scott.
Daniel Dougherty. Mist Louisa E Clagltorn.
and 90 others. and 35 others.
NW STOCK OF GOODS.
EVERYBODY IS INVITED TO CALL AT
S. S. SMITH'S STORE,
ON WILL SVAEVIT, 11.3STINGIJON, PEN NA
SUGAR and MOLASSES,
COFFEE, TEA. and CUOCOLATR,
FLOUR, FISIL SAM` and VINEGAR,
coNFecrioNERIES, CIGARS and TOBACCO,
SHOES OF TIIE BEST, AND ALL KINDS,
and every other article usually found in a Grocery Store
Drugs. Chemicals, Dye Stuffs,
l'ainte, Varnishes, Oils end Sias. Turpentine,
FMK Alcohol. Glass nod Putty,
BEST WINE and BRANDY for metllonl purposen
ALL THE 1U PATENT MEDICINES, '
BOOTS AND MOSS,
and a large number of articles too IlaraerollB to mention,
The public generally will ptease cell and examine fur
themselves gull learn sty prices.
Ifuntln^,flon, April 27 '64
ON HILL STREET,
A few doors west of Lewis' Book Store,
UNTINGD 01C, PA,
Photographs and Ambrotypes Taken
in the Best Style,
.CALL AND EXAMINE SPECIMENS
THIS "'AY! THIS WAY!
A NEW ARRIVAL OF
BOOTS & SHOES; HATS, etc.
JOHN IL WESTBROON inform, the public that he has
Just received a new stock of ROOTS nod SHOES of all 81-
20.9 and kinds to suit everybody.
Also. Hats, Hosiery, Shoe Findings, Harem and Lin
log Skins, all of which will he sold at the lotrest cads
Don't forget the old stand in the Diamond. Old custo
mers and the public generally are invited to call.
WAR FOR THE UNION.
Aix 8 lo(LE 405
NEW ORLEANS, Sr. LOUIS, MESIPHIS,NOREOLK,Arx
TAKEN.—ASUDY SLAIN, AND THE BACK
BONE OF 4, SECESII." 1111013 EN
But while you rejoice at the snccesa of our gallant
troops. and the prospect of the speedy downfall of Abe
Rebel Army, do not forget to call at the store of
WALLACE & CLEMENT,
before purchasing elsewhere, and see our WIT ettoe4
goons, consisting of
Boyle and Shaul,
• 'Tobacco, Segars,
• • Flour,
and a general ne,ortmont of notions, all of which aro e
ou reasonable terms for cash or prodUce,
nue tingdou, July], 1803.
S. S. SMITII