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Wednesday morning, June 1, 1864.
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Our Flag Forever.
I NOW of no mode in which a loyal citi
zen may so well demonstrate his devotion to
his country as by sustaining the Flag. the
Cleasiiiulion and the Union, under all circum
stances, and UNDER EVERY ADMINISTRATION
ItEGARDLZSS OF PARTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
ASSAILANTS 7 AT 11011 E AND ABROAD."—STErgsN
A. Dotrauo. - •
Union State Electoral Ticket.
Morton MiMichael, Philadelphia.
Thos.. H. Cunningham, Beaver co
1 Robt. P King, 13 Elias W. Hall,
B. Goo. Morrison 14 Ohs. H. Shriner,
Coates, 15 Jno. Wister,
8 Henry Bumm, 16 D. lirConaughy
4 Wm. H. Korn, 17 D. W. Woods,
68. H. Jenks, 18 Isaac Benson,
6 Chas. H. Runk, 19 John Patton,
7 Robt. Parke ; 20 S. B. Dick,
8 Aaron Mull, 21 Ev. Bierer,
9 I. A. Hiestand, 22 Jno. P. Penney
10 R. H. Coryell, 23 Eb. M'Junkin,
11 Ed. Halliday, 24 J. W. Blanderd
12 Chas. F. Reed.
Union County Convention.
By a resolution of the recent Uni
on County Convention, Juno 14th
next ensuing was the time fixed for
holding the regular Convention to
nominate a County Ticket, Sze.
The Union men of Huntingdon
County who desiro cordially to unite
in sustaining the National and State
Administrations in the vigorous pros
ecution of the war against Rebels and
Traitors, are requested to meet at the
usual : places of holding elections in
the several Townships, Districts and
Boroughs of the county on
Saturday, 11th day of June, 1864,
and elect two Delegates from each
township, district and.horough to meet
in County Convention at Huntingdon
on Tuesday, the 14th day of June,
1864, for the purpose of electing Con
gressional, Senatorial and Legislative
Conform, and placing in nomination
a County Ticket &c.
Polls to be opened in Townships and
Districts from 5 to 7 o'clock, and in
Boroughs from 6 to 8 u'clock P. M.
-- BP/miler ot.theFraouaty—saumAtkcc2
WM. MoonE, Cltairinan.
• Petersburg, May 23,1864.
Oongress--Wm. Dorris ; Jr.
MR: EDITOR : —As the question, Who
shall be our next • candidate for Con
gress in this district, seems to attract
much attention at this time, as is
evinced by the newspapers on the
subject, I desire, as a citizen of the
county, and an bumble member of the
Union party, - to express my convic
tions, in common with many of my
fellow-citizens with whom I have-spo
ken on the subject, the imperative du
ty of the Union County Convention to
present for the suffrages of the people
at - the ensuing fall election, a man
with an untarnished record—a man
fresh from the people,- free from all old
party trammels—one who has the will
and the ability to take the stump
against all the opposers of •our Gov
ernment, under whatever mask they
may appear. Such a candidate we
would have in Wm. DORRIS, JR., Esq ,
whose nomination would be heartily
welcomed by the people of
District Attorney—Capt. J. D. Camp
HUNTINGDON, May 30, 1864.
MR. EDITOR:—As the people are be
ginning to look about for suitable can
didates to fill the various offices to be
voted for this fall, I would suggest the
Dame Of CAPT. JAMES D. CAMPBELL,
for DISTRICT ATTORNEY. Capt. Camp
bell is a young lawyer of extraordi
nary talent, and would make a most
excellent prosecuting attorney, being
well acquaitted with the duties of
that office, as well as every other
branch of the profossion. No better
man can be found, and no lawyer has
greater claims upon the people of this
county, for he is the only member of
the bar from the county, who has ser
ved his country in the capacity of a
soldier. Leaving what promised to be
a lucrative profession, he was among
the first to take up arms in defence of
our country, and having served faith
fully for over two years, and acquit
ting himself nobly upon every occa
sion, the people of this county owe
him a debt of gratitude which they
can easily, repay, while it would be
but a small remuneration for his valu
able services. It would be a matter
DRAT? of ItON. JOBELT A R. Gmnixas,
—Hon. Joshua R Giddings, of Ohio,
Consul Gendral of the United States at
Montreal, diod suddenly at that city
an the evening of the 27th.
A &um up.—Owing to a smash np
on the Penna. Railroad at Mill Creek
no news has been received on account
of the delay of the mail trains. The
27th Pennsylvania Regiment from
Sherman's •division and bound for Phil
adelphia has been delayed at this sta
tion by the occurrence. Their term
of service has expired.
A new stock just received at LOIVW
OR FOR THE UNION.
FROM GENERAL GRAN't
Details of the Retreat of Lee to Richmond
-- The Pursuit by Gen. Grant—A Num
ber of Fights, with Grant—Slaugh
ter of the Rebels—Everything
Wears a Favorable Aspect.
WASIIINGT6N, May 24, 10.30 P. M.
—To Major-General Dix, New York:
—A despatch dated at 11 o'clock last
night, states that the army moved
from its position to the North Anna,
following closely Lee's army.
The sth and 6th Corps marched by
way of Harris' Store to Jericho Ford,
and the sth Corps succeeded in effect
ing a crossing and getting into posi
tion without much opposition. Short
ly after, however, they were violently
attacked and handsomely repulsed the
assault, which was without much loss
to us. We captured some prisoners.
Everything looks exceedingly favora
ble to us.
Another despatch, giving in detail
the movements of our corps, and speak
ing of the Rebel assault on General
Warren's position, says ho was attack
ed with great vehemence; and I have
never beard more rapid or successive
firing, either of artillery or musketry.
The attack resulted in a destructive
repulse of the enemy.
At the position attacked by Gener
al Hancock, the Rebels were entrench
ed and in considerable force between
the creek he had - crossed and the riv
er, and made a pertinacious resistance
to his onset, but before dark he had
forced them from their works and
drove them across the stream. It is
also said that in these engagements
the slaughter of the enemy was very
great. Our losses were inconsidera
ble. The Rebels charged against our
artillery, and suffered especially from
A despatch from General Grant this
morning at eight o'clock has also been
received. It states that the enemy
has fallen back from the North Ann,
and we are in pursuit. Negroes who
have come in say that Leo is falling
back to Richmond.
Other of despatches, from head
quarters, say that General Warren,
Burnside, and Hancock are pushing
forward after the retreating army.
General Warren captuied a good num
ber of prisoners last evening, but has
not had time to count them or ascer
tain his loss.
General Hancock in storming the
rifle-pits this side of the river last even
ing, also took between one hundred
and two hundred prisoners, and drove
many Rebels into the river, where they
General Warren also captured some
official papers, and among them an
order calling out all the boys seven
teen years of age to garrison Rich
mond. The ambulance men and mu
sicians are also ordered into the camps.
General Sheridan was at Dunkirk
this morning, and will be at Milford to
No despatches have been ..receive.
from General Sherman tc-lay, and
none are expected for several days.
Deqmtches from General Butler have
been received to-day, relating chiefly
to the respective forces. Admiral Leo,
in a telegram- '
dated the 22nd, to the
Secretary of the Navy, states that last
Saturday night the enemy attacked
the army, and were handsomely repul
A despatch from Major-General Can
by, dated the 18th, at the mouth of
tho Red River, states that General
Banks' troops had arrived at Sommes
port yesterday, and would be at Mor
ganza to-day. The army is in better
condition than was expected, and would
soon be ready to resume offensive op
EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War
Capture of Prisoners—The Rebels Dis.
couraged—Hancock and Warren in
Pursuit of the Retreating Enemy—
Later from Genl. Butler—Lee De
manded the Surrender of Fort Pow
hattan—Demand Not Complied With-
Attack by, and Repulse of the Rebels.
WASHINGTON, May 25-9 P. M.
To _Major General Dix :—Latest
dates from Gen. Grant's headquarters
received by this department, are da
ted Mt. Carmel Church, 1. r. m. yester
day. The dispatch says everything
was going on well.
Warren bas four hundred prisoners,
Hancock some three hundred, and
Wright has picked up some.
The whole number resulting from
yesterday's operations will not fall
short of a thousand.
Warren's loss is not over 300 killed
The "prisoners captured aro in a
great part North Carolinan ,s who are
much discouraged and say Lee has de
Pursuit is delayed by the fatigue of
the men. Still Hancock and Warren
will reach the South Anna by night
Gen. Butler, in a dispatch dated
headquarters in the field, 7i o'clock
this morning, reports that Major Gen.
Fitz Hugh Leo, lately promoted, made
with cavalry, infantry and artillery,
an attack upon my post at Wilson's
wharf, on the north side of James riv
er, below Fort Powhattan, garrisoned
by two regiments, all negro troops,
Brig. Gen. Wild commanding, and
was handsomely repulsed.
Before the attack Lee sent a flag
stating that ho had force, enough to
take the place, and demanded its sur
render, and in that case the garrison
should be turned over to the 'authori
ties at Richmond as prisoners of war,
but if the proposition was rejected ho
would not be answerable for conse
quences, when he took the place.
Gen. Wild replied : 'We will try
Reinforcements were sent, but the
fight was over before their arrival.
Loss not yet reported.
No other reports of military opera
tions have been received by this de
partment, since my telegram of 9.30
last evening. _ _
(Signed) EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of. War.
The Rebel Position—The .Ninth Army
WASHINGTON, May 26.
Maj. Gem Dix, 11Teto York :
Dispatches from General Grant re
ceived this morning inform tho De
partment that the rebel army still
hold a strong position between the
North and South Anna, whom their
forced' dpireur to be concentrated.
It will oobably tOttir6 two or throe
days to develop OlieTatio'nsy which
are not now proper subject for ptibli
The Ninth Corps has been incorpo
rated with the Army of the Potomac.
No dispatches have been received
from any other field of operations.
(Signed) ED WIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
Account of the Battle on the North An
na :River—Gallantry of Hancock's
Corps- and Birney's Division—The
Fight at the Bridge—Ewell Ordered
by Lee to fall back to Richmond—
Gen. Sheridan's Second Expedition--
The Railroad Torn up below Hano
ver Junction by Custer ' s Cavalry—
The Race for Richmond—Terrible
Loss of the Rebels in Officers and
Account of Movements on Sunday.
Headquarters Army of the Potomac,
May 23.—The advance of the army
reached the North Anna yesterday
forenoon, .the sth Corps moving by the
telegraph road front Guinney's Sta
tion, along which they bad followed
the enemy for several miles, skirmish
ing at different points, and. capturing
a number of prisoners.
Ewell's corps was in the rear of the
retreating foe, and when they got to
the North Anna they took position
behind earthworks on both sides of
the river. The 2d corps, havilig had
the advance on the Bowlinc , Green
road, remained at Milford on the 22d,
and at 1 r. re. yesterday came up and
took position on the left of the 2d (?)
corps, reaching to the railroad. On
examination it was found the enemy
held a strong position on the south
bank of the river, with their advance
on a peninsula formed by a small
stream which emptied into the river
near the railroad crossing.
BarloW's division occupied the right
of the railroad, Birney in front of the
peninsula, and Gibbons on the right,
while the sth corps were on the road
leading to Buford, a mile to the right.
Skirmishing in front of Birney com
menced at 2 r. M. and at four the bat
teries got to work and shelled the en
emy, while Birney's division were or
dered to charge and carry the works,
and, if possible, get possession of the
bridge across the river.
The charge was made in splendid
style, and although met with a shower
of bullets from the rifle-pits and shells
from the opposite side of the 'river, our
men never halted until the enemy were
driven across the bridge and our guns
placed so as to command it. Some of
the mon even went half way across,
and one was seen with a rebel flag,
who was compelled to throw it into the
river to prevent its recapture. The
highest praise was given to the divis
ion and its generals by Genl Hancock
for the gallant manner in which they
stormed and carried this position:
The contest continued until after
dark, each party maintaining its own
lino. Our loss in this action was 250
killed and wounded. The loss of the
enemy was fully as heavy as ours, and
we took a number of prisoners. '
About 5 p m Gen Warren effected
crossing, and, taking a position-on-the
south bank, threw up some breast
works. Soon afterwards ho was at
tacked by a large force of rebels, whom
he drove back with heavy loss—men,
dead and wounded, lying thick on the
ground in front of our lines after they
retreated. Our loss here was about
300 killed and wounded.
About dark Gent Burnside's corps
came up and took position between
Hancock and Warren, and made pre
parations to cross, while the 6th eorps
took the right of the sth. Everybody
felt in good spirits, and confident of a
victory on the coining day.
May 24. The army advanced at an
early hour this morning, but the ene
my was found to have fallen back du
ring the night, and his skirmish line
was captured after.firing the first time.
It was suspected that this might be
intended as a ruse, and great caution
was exercised. As the troops advan
ced, skirmishing took place at several
points, but the Second Corps had met
with no force of the enemy up to two
p m, at which time your correspond
ent left the front..
General Warred advanced some two
or three miles, the enemy in his front
seeming determined to dispute his ad
vance, although gradually falling back.
May 25, 8 p m. A messenger who
left the front at six o'clock this after
noon reports the enemy crossing the
South Anna, with our troops in close
pursuit. Over 600 prisoners have been
brought in since yesterday, and more
are hourly arriving.
Firing was heard this morning in
the direction of Port Royal, supposed
to be from a rebel battery, which is
represented to have been placed at a
point twelve miles below Fredericks
burg. Two gunboats went down the
river last night, and it is thought they
may have boon attacked in the hope
of sinking them.
An orderly of General Leo's army
was brought to headquarters to-day,
on whom were found despatches to
General Ewell from Lee, ordering him
to fall back to the defences of Rich
mond. A. lieutenant taken only two
days ago %id his brigade had been at
Plymouth and Drury's Bluff, and after
fighting Butler, was sent at once to
join Lee's army in front of Grant.—
The Colonel made them a speech on
Saturday evening as soon as they ar
rived, telling them that they must
reach Richmond on Monday morning
by ten o'clock, or the d—d Yankees
would be there before them.
This afternoon. a detachment from
the cavalry expedition under Sheridan
arrived at headquarters, announcing
the safe return of the command across
tho Pamunkey last night, and they
would arrive to-night:
General Custer 's division cut the
railroad twelve miles below Hanover
Junction on the 21st, burning two
bridges and tearing up a mile of rail
road. Ho encountered a body of rebel
cavalry behind barricades, but could
not induce them to come out and at
tack him. The party had to build a
bridge across the Painunkey at White
House, which they did in twenty-four
hours, over which the entire command
passed in safety. The horses of the
expedition aro pretty well exhausted,
but a few day's rest and feed on the
fine clover to be found in this vicinity
will put them in condition for service.
Generals Sheridan, Gregg. and Custer
aro entitled to great praise for the
'definer in *llich. the expedition has
chande c the Army—Hano
ver 'Perty and Itanolier taken by Gen
Sheridan—Everything goes on Finely.
75 Cavalry and Officers Captured by
Sheridan—The Rebel Cavalry Demor
alized—From General Sherman.
Washington, May 28—To Maj Gen]
N Y : An official despatch from
the headquarters of the Army of the
Potomac at Monghick Church, ton
miles from Hanover town, dated yes
terday afternoon at 5 P M.
It states that our army was with
drawn to the north Bide of the North
Anna on Thursday night, and march
ed toward Hanover town, the place
designated for the crossing of the Pa
At nine o'clock on Friday morning
Sheridan with the first and Second Di
vision of cavalry, - took possession of
Hanover ferry and Hanover town,
finding there only a rebel vidette.
The First division of the Sixth corps
arrived.at 10 o'clock, a m, and he now
holds the place with sufficient force of
cavalry, infantry and artillery to re
sent any attack likely to be made up
on him. The remainder of the Corps
are pressing forward with rapidity.—
The weather is fine and the roads per
fect. A late dispatch, dated at seven
o'clock this 'morning, the 28th, from
the headquarters at Monghick church
has also been received. It reports
that everything goes on finely, the
weather is clear, &c.
The troops came up rapidly and in
great spirit, and the army will be be
yond the Pamunkey by noon.
Breckenridge is at Hanover Court
House with a force variously reported
at from 3,000 to 10,000. Wickham's
and Lomax's brigade of cavalry were
The dispatch further states that af
ter seizing Hanover ferry yesterday
General Lorbert captured seventy-five
cavalry, including six officers; that
the rebel cavalry is exceedingly de
moralized, and flees before ours on ev
A dispatch from General Sherman,
dated May 28, B,'A.•bt., near Dallas, re
ports that the enemy, discovering his
move to turn Altoona, moved to meet
our forces at Dallas. Our columns met
the enemy about One mile cast of the
point in view, and we pushed them
back about three miles to the point
whore the roads fork to Atlanta and
Marietta. lien Johnston has chosen
a strong line and made hasty but
strong parapets of lumber and earth
Gen. Sherman'slight is at Dallas
and the centre about three miles north.
The country is densely wooded and
There aro no roads of any conic
quenco.—We have had many sharp
encounters, but nothing decisive. No
dispatches from any other field of op.
orations have beau received to day.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
Parties who 'reached hero from
Fredericksburg to day, report that
guerillas continuo3O hover around the
town in considerable numbers. Many
of them are also tau be seen along • the
banks of the Rappahannock.
On Thursday evening the guerillas,
supposing that Fredericksburg has
been evacuated, made a dash up to
where some of ourlroops were in the
river bathing and fired upon them.
killing one and wounding twu. They
soon discovered that our forces held
the town, and they, immediately reti
A detachment of Maine cavalry
were sent in pursuit, but they worn
unable to overtake. the marauders.
From General Butler's Army.
Moonlight Battle; . on Saturday Night,
on James River:Lllepulse of Gen.
Bea uregard—His Forces Forty
Thousand MenTernble Slough-
ter of Rebels--Gen. Butler Master
of the rositiOn.
Lieutenant-Commander Lowry, of
the navy, loft General Butler's head
quarters, on_the James River, on Sun
day morning, and ;:arrived here about
noon to-day. He has had an inter
view this afternoon:with the President
and Secretary of War. He states that
.Beauregard made a desperate
attack upon General Butler's centre,
commanded by General Gillmoro, on
Saturday night, by moonlight. Deep
ravines protect the - works in front of
General Butler's right and left, hence
the attack was made exclusively upon
the centre. Beauregard led the as
saulting column in person. His force
altogether ,numbefed at least 40,000
men, and they were all massed and
thrown into this fight.
Commander Lowry describes the at.
tack as the most impetuous and prom
ising in a time, for the series of charg
es made, that could be imaghied. The
Rebels yelled, as they came up, like
wild men. Gillmoro kept his batter
ies silent until the enemy massed and
was in best possible distance and range,
when the word was given, and the
death dealing cannon opened along the
In an instant the Rebel shouting
ceased; the defiant column advanced
no longer. Nothing but a skeleton
was left of it to reel and stagger back.
Beauregard rallied new men to the
breach, and again and again Gillmore
hurled the defiant traitors back. The
battle lasted two hours, closing about
midnight, and was probably one of the
most desperate conflicts, for the time
it occupied and the number of men en•
gaged, that has occured during the
war. . -
There is little doubt that Beaure
mord was reinforced for this occasion,
with the hope of overpowering Gener
al Butler. Instead of doing so, how
ever, he was most gallantly and com
pletely repulsed, with terrible slaugh
During the battle, the gunboats on
the James and Appomattox Rivers
shelled the enemy, -doing great execu
General Butler was commanding in
person during the entire battle, and at
times Was very much exposed.
The position occupied by Gon. But
ler's forces,'on - a neck of land formed
by the course of the two rivers, is im
pregnable. It is sure death and defeat
to any force, howeve“otmidable, - thM
may attempt to take it.
Our loss on Saturday night Was .
comparatively slight, as we Viefo
fighting behind works, but the eneiriy's
loss must have been very large, from
the faot that they were concentrated
upon the centre in masses, and were
hot fired upon until near enough to be
mowed down With certainty.
Commander Lowry says he saw the
enemy's ranks completely swept away
ono after the other.
The -whole affair is a complete suc
cess on the part of General Butler, and
has proved awfully expensive to Beau
regard.— Wash. Rep., May 21.
On to Richmond ! The Retreat of Gen.
Lee. Jeff, Davis and Cabinet Gone
from .Richmond. Affairs at Fredericks
WASHINGTON, May 25,
The Republican has an extra out
which contains the following:
It gives us pleasure to be able to an
nounce thatintelligence has reached
the city that General Lee, after fall
ing back from the North Anna, (as
mentioned by Gen. Grant,) commenc
ed a hasty retreat, and that he had
reached a point beyond the South Anna
river, pursued with great vigor by the
corps under Gen. Grant.
The latter is in the saddle all the
time, day and night, directing the
general movements in person. •
Grant is evidently embarrassing Lee.
The latter thinks the former uninilita
ry in his tactics in not stopping his
Unless Lee stops to fight to-day, we
shall next hear of the grand conflict
for the city of Richmond, before or in
the works of that capital.
The ad vices say that Jeff Davis and
his cabinet left Richmond some days
ago, fearing that in the approaching
anaconda embrace of Genl Grant they
might be gobbled up.
There is little doubt that Richmond
by this time is pretty well cleared of
its inhabitants. It is now nothing less
than a fortress.
Some of the trophies of Grant's new
advance on Richmond have arrived.
There aro still a number of sick and
wounded at Fredericksburg, and as
soon as they am removed•that place
will also lose its importance quite as
suddenly as Belle Plain has.
. Skirmishing with guerillas occurs
daily, but always results in our favor.
Secretary Stanton's Dispatches.
.Dispatch from, Gen. Banks.—The .one
my Beaten in Two Engagements.—
The Material of the Army Complete.
WASHINGTON, May 26, 1864.
To Maj. Gen. Dix :
The dispatch from General Grant,
mentioned in my telegraph this morn
ing, was dated at Jericho Mills, twelve
o'clock, noon, May 25.
An official dispatch from headquar
ters, Quarles ford, at eight o'clock this
morning, has just been received. It
details movements in progress since
yesterday, of which it is not proper
now to say more than that they will
manifest their result within twenty
Our sick and wounded—in—Freder—
icksburg "liii -- been transferred to
Washington, and the army material
and supplies removed to points nearer
to the present field of operations.
From the mouth of Red river, May
21, Maj. General Canby reports that
the army from Red river was delayed
in crossing the Atchafalaya by the
high water and insufficient pontoon
equipage. The crossing was comple
ted to day, and the army is now mo
ving across the Mississippi.
Brigadier General A. J. Smith had
a spirited engagement with Polignac's
rebel division on the Bth inst., defeat
ing it, driving it several miles and cap;
turing three hundred prisoners.
In a report at 10:45 to day, General
"Further official reports show that
the repulse at Wilson's wharf was
even more complete than telegraphed.
The enemy retreated during the night
leaving twenty-five of their dead in
our hands, and showed a loss of killed
and wounded of more than two bun
dred.—From the accounts of every of
ficer the negro troops behaved most
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
WASHINGTON, May 27,10 P. M.
Major General Dix, New York :
A dispatch from Major Gen. Banks,
dated May 21, on the Mississippi riv
er, was received to day
It details the brilliant achievement
of Col. Bailey, in constructing a dam
across the falls of the Red river, for
the relief of the gunboat fleet, the par
ticulars of which have already been
The army, in moving from Alexan
dria to the Mississippi; had two en
gagements with the enemy—one at
Masana, and one at Yellow Bayou, in
both of which the rebels were beaten.
General Banks states that "no pris
oners, guns, wagons, or other materi
al of the army have been captured by
the enemy, except that abandoned to
him, in the unexpected engagement
at abine Cross, on the morning of the
Rth of April;" that with the exception
of the losses sustained there, the ma
terial of the army is complete.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
From Sheridan'a Army.
We have permission to publish the
following interesting letter from a son
of J. Kinney McCahan : •
CAMP AT WIIITE HOUSE LANDING, Va.
May 22nd., 1864.
DEAR FATTIER :—As I again have
an opportunity of dropping you a few
lines I shall lot you know of our
whereabouts. When I wrote to you
last, We lay on the banks of the James
River near Harrison's Landing, (on
May 16th.) On the 17th we pulled up
stakes and marched about a mile, and
were then ordered back to camp on
the same evening; we packed up again
and marched all night, got lost twice
and did not get right until daylight ;
when we had only traveled 10 miles
over by roads and through woods, &c.
We marched on, passing cross roads,
one leading to City Point, distant 6
miles and the other loading to NeW
Kent Court House, distant 10 miles.
We forded ono branch of the Chicka
hominy river and crossed one branch,
called the Chickahominy
_Canal on a
bridge built.by our pioneers; we earn
ped,bere fdr breakfast, it being about
10 o'clock A. it.; We lay here till about
4 - O l elock. 1 1 , M., (during
there heavy hail storm.) We
then 4trelied about 8 miles.. and cam
ped for the 'night. I l meorripaniedtwo
dUmparlies df oar regutient ;WO, ,vere
sent out on plekh,; 'Vent in the di
rection of New dent Court House;
we remained on picket two nights
and ono day, and on Friday, May 20,
we rejoined the regiment. We had a
good time on picket; our head quar
ters were on a splendid plantation;
we camped in a nice yard where there
were all kinds of flowers, shrubs, &c.,
and being near a fishery, we had fresh
shad all the time; the white •inhabi
tants have all left; I was at a small
church here in which (I was informed
by an old darkey) Genl. Washington
Whilst hero the rebels lay within 11
miles of us. After joining the regi
ment the whole corps pulled up stakes
and moved on the direct road to Rich
mond leaving the White House in tfur
rear. We marched on and halted at
cross roads called Cold Harbor, about
4 o'clock, P hi., and camped for the
night. Wo•wero now within twelve
miles of Richmond, and the rebels
very handy; but we unsaddled our
horses and went into camp as though
there were no rebels in the State.
Next day, (Saturday,) we foraged
within six miles of Richmond, and one
of our brigades run against a rebel
brigade, but the robs flew the course
as. usual. Our boys got plenty of corn
and sweet potatoes hero. We bad
sweet potatoes and veal for supper,
but no broad.
This morning, (Sunday May 22nd,)
we started at daylight and arrived at
the White House (of McClellan noto
riety) about 1 o'clock, PM. We have
been out of rations two days, but we
have plenty now. The gunboats bro't
us rations to thi6 point. We drew 5
days rations and are going to cross
the Pamunkey river on the railroad
bridge in the morning, but whore we
are going I cannot tell.
This is the second time since our
raid that we have held any commu
nications with our friends at home,
and to morrow wo expect the gunboats
will leave us amongst the Rebels once
more, , but as long as we have Rations
and horse feed we do not care; She can
go where we please with the Rebel
cavalry following in our wake but not
daring to molest as. We keep close
around Richmond all the time and get
their papers occasionally. In their last
paper they published that we were all
killed or captured but before their ink
was dry wo were back to see them I
must close. I am well. I send this let
ter in care of the Captain of one of
the Gun Boats Give my love to all.
Our Division crossed the River this
evening. In ono of our engagements
the Rebel General J. E. B. Stuart was
killed. Nothing more at present.
JNO. MCOA HAN
Our Army Correspondence.
FIELD HOSPITAL, Va., near Spot- }
sylvania, May 17, 1864.
Editor of Globe: Mr. BENJ. C. LYTLE
of Co. D, 149th Regiment, died of his
wounds received three days ago,. and I
• avo been obliged to bury him ,imme
diately as we were ordered to move
hospital. With throe others ho lies in
a beautiful pine and cedar grove, his
grave well marked, on the estate call
ed Beverly Place.
Benjamin was a very intelligent
young man and faithful soldier. Re
was so low in his last moments I could
not talk with him, but I am told he
was a correspondent of your
over the signature "Nimrod.' His
wound was a minnie ball entering his
shoulder and passing downward tow
ards his back and opposite side. • It
was very painful, but he bore itlike a
I have not the address of his friends
and by sending this to you, hope you
will be able to allay any anxious un
certainty about tlfo fall of this young
man on the part of his friends.
Yours truly, J: F. CALKING,
• Chaplin 149th P. V.
AGENTS WANTED EVERYWHERE
TO SELL THE
Elegant Full Length Steel Plate
Signing the Emancipation Proclamation
The best and only correct likeness
of this great man in existence.
For particulars, address,
JOHN DAINTY, PUBLISHER,
No 17 S. 6th St., Philada.
N ENV STOCK OF GOODS.
EVERYBODY IS INVITED TO CALL AT
S. S. SMITH'S STORE,
ON lIILL STREET, lIONTINGDON, PENNA
SUGAR and MOLASSES,
COFFEE, TEA and CHOCOLATE,'
FLOUR, FISH, SALT and VINEGAR, _
CONFECTIONERIES, CIGARS and TOBACCO; .
SPICES OF TILE BEST, AND ALL RINDS,
and ovary other article usually found In a Grocer," Store
ALSO— Drugs, Chemicals, Dye &offs,
Paints, Varnishes, Oils and Spts. Turpentine,
Fluid, Alcohol, Glass and Putty,
BEST WINE and BRANDY for medical purposes.
ALL THE BEST PATENT MEDICINES,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
and a largo number of articles too numerous to mention,
The pabilo generally will please call and examine for
themselves and learn my pries,
Huntingdon, April 27
ii it ,--7.i ; .- '`..-• , e-tw., .--..-_-___-7 , 46- w
A fine and largo assortment always on
AT LEWIS BOOK STORE.
IHE WALKER lIORSE RAKE is
I acknowledged to be the
Neatest; Simplest, Cheapest, and most
- Efficient Rake now in use
Any boy of ten yea& old can work it; will not get out
of order, and gives universal satisfaction. Warranted in
overy particular, and it can be bad six to eight dollars
lower than ally spring tooth Horse flake now in use.
For further information apply to the manntacturer,
D. D. ESHELMAN,
ap2o-3nt Shlrlaysburg, Huntingdon co., Pa.
JUST RECEIVED.—A , large stock of
Diy Goods, 0 niceries, Boots nod Shoes, Hate ".4 Copt,
ueenswaro, Hardware, Cedarivare, Carpets, Oilcloths, &c
m011,4t et LLOYD & HENRY'S.
ger For neat JOfl PRINTING, call at
the "GLOBE JOB PRINTING OFITCE," at HUG
FOR SPRING- AND SUilthrEi
MARCH & BROTHER;-
Respectfully inform their numerous custodiers, and
public generally, thet they havejust received • large an
splonOla stock siffloofis at their store in MAJALF.SHUItG;
holielannt In part •
HATS & CAPS;
BOOTS & SHOES;
WOOD . & WIL'
LOW WARE S
OLD MEAT )
FISH, • -
SALT, &c., &c.
AIso—BONNETS and. TINWARE
And in fact everything usually kept in a first Mass coon•
try store, which were boughtlow for cash and will ba
sold at corresponding low prices for cash or country prod
uce, and request the public to give us a 'call before pan
chasing elsewhere, feeling satisfied we can offer sup,rlot
inducements to cash buyers.
We repectfully request the patronage of all, •nd tut!
Rectally our Trough Creek Valley friends. . .
Everything taken in exchange for goads except prowl.
Sat-Cash paid for nll kinds of grain, for which .ths
highest market prices will be given. - •
We ham also a stock of FASIIIONA:BLE FpRNITOrti
which vsn besold at reasonable prices. '
• WILLIAM MA RCS & BRO.
Matklesburg, Map 11,1884. • • •
ON HILL STREET,
A few doors west of Lewis' Book Store,
Photographs and Anibrotypes Taken
in the Best Style. .
Ite6CALL AND EXAMINE SPECIMENS
T HIS WAY! THIS WAY!
. A NEW ARRIVAL OF
BOOTS & SHOES, HATS, etc:
JOHN 11. WESTBROOK Informs the public that he hat
fest reseived a new mock of BOOTS and SHOES of all iiP
zee and kinds to suit everybody.
Also, lints, IleMery, Shoe Findings, Morocco and Lire
Ing Skins, all of which will ho sold at tho.lowest emir
Don't forget the old stand in the Diamond. Old meta
mere and the public generally are invited to calk
- HARDWARE •
lIARDWARE, CUTLERY, &c
NOW OPEN •
AND FOR SALE BY
JAS. A■ EIRQWIM I
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK;
Apl 13. 1864
18 6 4
S PRING AND SUMMER
NM St., one door west of. Elnier's Store,
RAS A MIS ASSORTMEAT 01
GENTLEMEN'S DRESS GOODS. -
life assortment confide of
CLOTHE, . • I
puni.AND FANCY VESTINO3, -.
the neat,st and beet that could be found In'the city, all of
which he will take pleasure in exhibiting, and making
up to .order. • It will coat nothing to call and examine hia
goods. Coll soon.
lluntingdon, April 6-3 m
f BOOTS AND 5H0E5.. 4141
ZEORGE SHAEFFER respectfully
.J informs hie old customers and the public generally
that he hue removed to opposite Brown's Hardwara Store,
where he hoe opened a
NEW STOCK OF
3E34:3pcsetle3 aaatel. Eilastackigo,,
stadia prepared to accommodate everybody with good ar
ticles at reasonable prices.
continues to manufacture to order all kinds
booto and &lois. • • . • '
Huntingdon, April 13, 1884. •
D. P. CWIN
INFORMS ' THE PUBLIC
THAT HE HAS
SPLENDIL STOCK of NEW COOS
CAN'T BE BEAT
CHEAPNESS AND QUALITY.
COME AND SEE.
D. P. GAVIN.
April 27, '64.
AT LEWIS' BOOR` STORE.
WM. MANN'S AXES, at ald.prioes.
at the Hardware store of , JAB. A.DROWN.
Huntin g don, 1010,64
fI ORSE HAY FORKS, for unload-'
t o e i ao l itiTii di'et r lttr's r
t N ale i e l .ung;ftn,i. i ! aT:iti