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Wednesday morning, June 8, 1864.
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor.
Our Flag Forever.
"I krone of no mode in which a loyal ca.
.sets may co well demonstrate his devotion to
.hts country at by sustaining the Flag. the
Comlitution and the Union, under all cirenm
afancer, and UNDER SAMMY ADMINISTRATION
Ittilittinzes OP PARTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
algsturn, Ai NOME AND ABROAD."-STIPERN
Union State Electoral Ticket.
Morton liPMiebael, Philadelphia.
Thos. IL Cunningham, Beaver co
1 .Robe. P King, 13 Elias W. Hall,
2, Goo. Morrison 14 Chß. H. Shriner,
Coates, 15 Soo. Winter,
EP Henry BIIMM, 16 D. M'Conanglay
4 Wm. H. Kern, 17 D. W. Woods,
58. H. Jenks, 18 Isaac Benson,
6 Chas. M. Runk, 19 John Patton,
7, Robt. Parke, 20 S. B. Dick,
13' Aaron Mull, 21 Ev. Biorer,
9 J. A. Hiestand, 22 Jno. P. Penney
10 R. H. Coryell, .23 Eb. M'Tunkin,
11 Ed. Halliday, 24 J. W. Blaneh'rd
12 Chas. F. Reed.
Union County Convention.
By a resolution of the recent Uni
on County Convention, June 14th
next ensuing was the time fixed for
holding the regular Convention to
nominate a County Ticket, &c.
The Union men of Huntingdon
County who desire cordially to unite
in sustaining the National and State
.Adtninistrdtions 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 borough 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
Conferees, and placing in nomination
a County Ticket &e.
Polls to be opened in Townships and
Districts from 5 to 7 o'clock, and in
Boroughs from 6 to S o'clock P. M.
By order of tbo county committee.
Wu. Mom, Chairman.
,Petersburg, May 23, 1864.
TEre BALTIMORE CONVENTION.-This
Convention will meet at Baltimore to
. (Tuesday) to nominate candi
datss for the next Presidency and
Vice Presidency. For President, Abra
hattn.Lincoln will again be nominated,
with little or no show of opposition or
dissatisfaction. The nomination of a
Vide President will, it is apprehended
be spirited, as there are many aspir
ants to the position. and delegates are
The Altoona Conference Meeting.
Conferrees of the 17th Congression
al-District, composed of Blair, Hun
tingdon, Cambria and Mifflin having
met agreeable to appointment at the
Logan House, Altoona, on the 31st of
May 'lB6l, for the purpose of electing
Delegates to the Union National Con
vention to be held at Baltimore on the
7th of June 1864. The Convention
organized by electing Cyrus Jeffries
3L D. of Cambria, chairman, and W.
If... Woods of Huntingdon, and C. Guy
er of Blair Secretaries Delegates
present,--From Blair—George W Pat
Ron. Adam Moses, and C. Guy
er,'--From Cambria—Cyrus Jeffries
IL D., John M. Bowman and Isaac E.
Chandler,—From Huntingdon— Levi
Evans,:David Black, and W. H. Woods,
—From Mi ii in—James M. Brown E.
B. Parcel and Michael Bony. E. E
Lock of Mifflin, R. B. Wigton of Hun
tingdon, Isaac E. Chandler of Cambria
were placed in nomination. On elec.
tion being held E. E. Lock received 4,
R. B. Wigton 12, and Isaac E Chan
dler 8 votes.
R. B. Wigton and _lsaac E. Chandler
having received a majority of all the
votes cast were declared Elected. On
motion their Election was made unan
imous. Cyrus Jeffries of Cambria,
and John A. McKee of Mifflin were
nominated and - elected by acclamation
It was moved by Michael Bony that
the Delegates elected to the National
COnventionio meet at Baltimore on
the 7th of Juno be instructed to vote
for. Abraham Lincoln for President
and Andrew Johnson of Tennessee for
Vice President, first, last, and all the
On motion resolVed that the Secre
tary of the Convention prepare the
proceedings of this meeting for publi
cation in the County papers—The
Harrisburg Telegraph and Philadel
On motion the Convention •adjourn
..Tuz Cleveland Convention met on
31st ult., and put in nomination Genl.
John C. "Fremont for President and
Gen John Cochrane for Vice President
WAR FOR THE [EH
The War in the Southwest.
The Army across the Atchafalaya—Gen
eral, Smith Defeats the Rebels—He
Captures 180 Prisoners and two
WASHINGTON., May 81.—The follow
ing has been received at the Navy
FLAGSHIP BLACK HAWK, OPP CAIRO, j•
ILL.,May 26, 1864.
Iron. Gideon Welles, Secretary of t e
Nary: Sir.—l have the honor to
report my arrival. at this place, four
days from Rod river.
The army had all tressed the Atch
afalaya, and General Smith's division
embarked. The gunboats covered
the army until all were over.
General Smith, who brought up the
turned upon the rebels with a
part of his 'command under General
Mower, and killed and wounded a
number. Ile captured 180 prisoners
and two field pieces. This makes
eight or nine field pieces captured by
General Smith, besides the guns cap
tured at Fort De Russy, in all of which
captures General Mower bore a con.
spicuous part. It is just such men we
want to lead our soldiers.
The river is quiet between this and
Red river. The rebels had a battery
on the banks below Tunica Bond, but
the gunboats drove it away after a
I ath, sir, very respectfully your
DAVID D. PORTER,
From General Sherman's Army,
WASHINGTON, May 30, 9.20 A. M.—
To Maj. Gen. .Dix, New York :—No
official despatches from the army of
the Potomac have been received since
my telegram of Saturday evening.
A telegram from Gen. Sherman, da
ted near Dallas, 29th, 7.30 A. M. re.
ports that on Saturday an engage
ment took place between the enemy
and Gen. McPherson's corps, in which
the rebels were driven hack with a
loss to them of 2,500 killed and woun
ded left in our hands, and about 300
prisoners, McPherson's loss being not
over 300 in all.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War
WASHINGTON Juno 1. 7.30 A. M.—
Major-General Dix, New York :
An official despatch received here
at 4 o'clock this morning, dated yes
terday (31st) at Kingston, reports that
"Major Hopkins, of Gen eral Stoneman's
staff, came from the front this after
noon, and says the rebels attacked us
at 7f o'clock this; morning, and at 10
o'clock the affair was over, the enemy
repulsed and our left reached the rail
road near Marietta."
To accomplish this object had been
for several days the purpose of Gener
al Sherman's movements.
Additional forces aro reaching him
and ample supplies.
- gDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
(Afarietto is a point twenty miles
northwest of Atlanta upon which
Sherman is rapidly advancing.)
WASHINGTON, June 3.-10 o'cldelx
P. M.—To Major General Dix: A
despatch dated yesterday, at 7.30 P
M., has this evening been received
from General Sherman.
He reports that on Wednesday,
June Ist., McPherson moved up from
Dallas to the point in front of the ene
my at New Hope Church.
On Thursday, Juno 2d, Sabot&ld
and Hooker having been shifted to
the extreme left, pushed forward to
At the same time Stoneman's and
Garrard's cavalry were sent to Ala
toona Pass, which they reached and
held possession of.
Theso movements, the despatch says,
have secured that pass which was con
sidered a formidable one.
Movements are reported by the des
patch as in progress which are not
now proper for publication.
EDWIN M. STANTON, Sec'y. of war.
THE WAR IN VIRGINIA.
Grant Pressing on to Richmond I
Seoretary Stanton's Dispatches.
Fight at Shady Grove—Warren within
Seven Miles of Richmond—Burnside
Across the ,Tolopotamy—Lee R,etrea
tedlSouth of the Chickahominy.
First Official Gazette.
Washington, May 31-3:14 P M.—
To Maj General• Dix, N Y :—We have
despatches from General Grant down
to 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.—
There seemed, the despatch says, to
be some prospect of Leo making a
stand north of the Chickahominy.—
His forces were on the Mechanicsville
road, south of the TOlopotomy creek,
and between that stream and Hawo's
shop, his right resting on Shady Grove
Dispositions for an attack were being
made by General Grant. Wilson's
cavalry' had been ordered to destroy
the railroad bridges over the Little
river and South Anna, and break up
both routes from. these rivers to two
miles southwest of Havre's shop, where
the headquarters of our army were es
tablished. There is as yet no telegra
phic line of communication with Wash-
ington. E M STANTON,
Secretary of War
Second Official Gazette.
Washington, May 31-8:30 PM
To Maj Genl Dix, N Y :—A despatch
from Gen Grant, dated 6 o'clock this
morning, at Hawe's shop, has just been
received. It is as follows:
The enemy came over on our left
last evening, and attacked. They
wore easily repulsed, and with consid
erable slaughter. To relieve General
Warren, who was on the left, speedily,
Gon Meade ordered an attack by the
balance of our lines. Gent Hancock
Was the only one who received the or
der in time to make the attack before
dark. He drove the enemy from his
entrenched skirmish line, and stills
holds it. I have no report of our loss
es' but suppose them to be slight.
Other official despatches (not from
General Grant) were received at the
same time, and give more details.—
They are as follows, the first being
dated yesterday, SOth May, B P 11.74..=.7: -
.IfftheCourse of the afternoon Genl
Warren had pushed down on - our left
until his flank division, under General
Crawford, reached a point abreast of
Shady Grove Church. Crawford hav
ing got.detached from the rest of the
corps, was attacked and crowded back
a little. The enemy then threiv a
force, which appears to have consisted
of Ewell's corps, upon Warren's left,
attempting to turn it, but was repulsed
The engagement was abort, sharp and
decisive. Generill Warren holds his
ground, at a distance of seven miles
from Bk!timond. He reports that he
has taken a considerable number of
prisoners, and that there are many re
bel dead on the field. Of his own los
seti he has not yet made a report. •His
latest despatch says that the enemy
are moving troops to his loft, upper.
ently to cover the approach to Rich
, mond on our right. An active contest
has been ra g ing ever since dark, but
has just closed. As soon as the enemy
attacked the left of General Warren,
Generals Wright and Hancock were
ordered to pitch in, but do not scorn to
have got ready until after nightfitll.
No report has yet been received from
them. The other despatch above re
ferred to, is dated at six o'clock this
morning, and states that in Hancock's
attack last night, Colonel Brooks drove
the enemy out of a strongly entrench
ed skirmish lino and holds it. Tho
losses aro not reported. General Burn
side's whole corps got ocross the Tolo
potomy creek last evening, and is in
full connection with General Warren.
The left of Hancock rests upon this
side of the creek. Tho 6th Corps is
upon Hancock's right, and threatens
the left flank of the enemy. General
Smith ought to arrive at Newcastle by
noon, whence he can support Warren
and Burnside if necessary.
General Sheridan, with Gregg's and
Torbett's division of cavalry, is on our
left flank. Gen Wilson is on the rear
and right. The country hereabouts is
thickly wooded with pines, with few
The indications this morning are
that the enemy has fallen back south
of the Chickahominy.
E Id STANTON, Seey of War.
Important Despatch from Gen. But
Rumored Panic in Richmond.—The
Surrender or Burning Debated.—The
Mayor Imprisoned for Advising Sur
render.— Third O f ficial Despatch.
WASHINGTON, May 81-11.25 P. II
To Major General Dix, New York :
The following despatch has been
received from General Butler :
Yesterday, all day, heavy firing was
heard in the direction of Mechanics
ville. Six refugees from Richmond
report that Grant is on the Meehan
icsville.turnpike, fourteen miles from
Richmond. Yesterday they heard th©
firing and that Grant was driving
A woman reports that a meeting
was held yesterday, while she was in
Richmond, to see whether the city
should be surrendered or burnt. The
Mayor advocated a surrender, and
Was put in Castle Thunder.
•The enemy attacked my line yes
terday, and wore repulsed. To-day
all day. they have been demonstrating
against ray work on Spring Hill, east
erly side or the Appomattox, but wore
Nothing further since my telegram
of,this evening from Gon. Grant.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
Evacuation of Fredericksburg.
Washington, May 31, P. M.—The
Star of this afternoon has the follow
The steamer George Weems arri
ved here early this morning from
Fredericksburg, and reports the safe
return to that place *of the cavalry
sent out to the Wilderness, for the
purpose of bringing in our wounded,
which had been left in the hospitals on
the field. This detachment of eaval.
ry only obtained about two hundred
and fifty of our wounded, as the oth
era were found to bo,in the hands of
When the Weems left Fredericks
burg, on Sunday afternoon, our forces
were engaged in burning the Govern
ment bay damaged, and other proper
ty that it was deemed inexpedient to
remove. They were also making pre
parations to embark for Port Royal
or West Point, and doubtless the town
has been totally evacuated by this
As the Weems was coming down
the Rappahannock, a company of rob
el cavalry dashed up to the bank of
the river and drew up in line; but no
ticing a gunboat approaching, they
retired, without firing on the vessel,
which they showed a disposition to
Our gunboats have been instructed,
in case any of our vessels arc tired up
on, to shell all the houses within range
Considerable uneasiness was manifes
ted among certain parties on board
the Weems, as she came down the
Rappahannock, they being in con
stant fear of an attack by guerillas.
The Weems brought up the woun
ded that were brought into Freder
icksburg from the Wilderness by our
cavalry. Among the number were 11
Confederates, one of whom died on
the upward trip.
The Reinforcement of Gene Grant.
Fortress Monroe, May 30.—Genor
alb Smith and Brooks, with their com
mands, arrived at Fortress Monroe
last evening from Bermuda Hundred,
and after a short stop for coal, &c.,
left for the White House, Generals
Gilimore, Ames and Wilds remain at
Bermuda Hundred with General But
ler. The base °reapplies for General
Grant is now established at the White
House, and fifteen vessels have come
there laden with supplies for Grant's
Grants Communication with White
llouSe Working Well.—The Opinion
of the Rebel Richmond , Press upon,
Fortress Monroe, May 31.—Gener
al Grant's communication with the
White House is complete, and all
Major Wentz, Superintendent of
Government Railroads, arrived here
this morning with engines, cars and.
material for building the railroad, from
West rit 'and - White House to Rich
mond whet:kit mriy bo required.
The Richmond papers of the 30th
have'heen received here. They have
changed their views with regard to
the military ability of General Grant,
and say that they have been underra
ting him. They say also that he is
- smarter than they had dreamed of,
and manifest some fears for the safety
of General Leo, or, rather, ai to his
success in repelling the Yankee army.
A messenger , from General Grant
reports that on Monday morning our
army had reached Mechanicsville with
but little opposition.
Sheridan lead routed the enemy's
cavalry at all points, and captured
many prisoners. Heavy cannonading
was heard during Monday in the di
rection of Mechanicsville.
Details of Grants advance On Rich
OLD CHURCH TAVERN, Va. ' May 30.
—We have again flanked the enemy.
Our forces wore withdrawn to the
north side of the:North Anna river on
on last Thursday and Friday. .
General Sheridan, with Torbett's and
Gregg's divisions of cavalry, marched
all night, anti on Friday ,morning the
fords on the- Famunkey were in our
At Dabney's Ferry Baker's North
Carolina brigade'opposed our advance
and persisted when wo laid our pon
toon bridges. ._ - • .
Deyins brigade drove him off to
Hanover Court Howie, killing many
and capturing a largo number of pHs.
oilers. The • 6th Corps was soon on
our heels; then came the 2d, sth, and
9th. Leo was doomed to
his elaborate fortifications would not
serve him. Grant was on his right
flank, and he ninst away to Richmond.
On Saturday -morning Gregg's divis
ion of cavalry was fired into near
Hawes' Shop. - Davis's brigade was in
the advance. The woods seemed alive
with rebel and Soon - began to resound
with sharp volleys from our carbines.
In a short time Davis' entire brig
ado was fighting -in earnest, and Col.
Gregg was ordered to his support, and
the remainder of the division wore hot
Fitz Hugh Lee commanded in per
son, and his cavalry corps were all
fighting, assisted"by a brigade ofmoun
ted fire-eaters from South Carolina,
commanded by Col. Bader. These
men bad just arrived from the sea
board, and admit the warth of the re
ception oils troops gave them.
Conspicuous in the battle were the
4th, 136, and 16th-Pennsylvania, the
Ist New Jersey; 6th Ohio, and Ist
For a long time these men held Fitz
Hugh Leo back... , All the cavalry men
engaged behaved,; with distinguished
gallantry and valor." - We found the
rebels stron,gly J3ntrenched in the
woods, with heavy guns in position,
but, with every advantage on their side,
they were badly beaten, flying from
the field in great confusion, leaving
their dead and wounded in our hands,
and over one ;hundred prisoners.
Gregg nu unequal contest
from noon till 2 - p. M., when Costar
came up, formed . his squadrons in line,
and charged tl - Or works. Gregg's
command adVanced at the same time,
with a cheer. Many a bravo fellow
.fell in thiS thank IltBllll It. The works
be found. for three' Miles The nth*
and 16th .Pennsylvania Cavalry and
sth and 7th Michigan suffered a heavy
,41obbins. and Swan,
of thel6th Pennsylvania, wore wound.
ed. Of the 16th Vennsylvania Caval
ry, Capt. John Kline was killed, Capt.
T. Kane. Lieuts. Stein and McDonald,
were wounded, ale° Lieut. Bowers, of
the 4th Pennsylvania.
Too much credit cannot be giVen to
this brigade, ,wlitifi-Pought,. with au•
preccd6 - Itc4 catqllecs amid that storm
of grape and canister. Our logs will
amount to 350 in, killed, .vounded, and
missing. The rebels used grape and
canister profusely..- Our influttry was
all up that evening. Long and strong
lines of fortifications were erected, and
if Lee crossed ouripath we were pre.
pared, but he did not. The next morn
in.. the newly made breastworks were
abandoned, and the column moved on
towards Richmond. On Monday, the
30th of May, Dovetail(' had two squa
drons of the 17th Pennsylvania Cava
lry on picket. He bold the road load
ing from Coal Harbor to Old Church
Tavern. About rioon his pickets
were driven in,' add the enemy ap
proached in heavy force. Derma sent
the 9th and 6th Now York to reinforce
Major Devland, and a heavy engage
ment ensued: General Merritt soon,
arrived with his brigade and a battery
of Napoleon guns,- . which ho trained
on the rebels and opened fire. The
6th Pennsylvania Cavalry was sent in
on the left of the lino, and charged
the rebel flank. Captain Lieper was
wounded, and Lieutenant Martin kil
led. Custer next entered. A gener
al charge was thdored, and the rebels
were swept from sight. They fled,
leaving a large number of dead and
wounded on the field.
Lieut. Blunt, 6th. New York, and
Captain Tice, 17th Pennsylvania were
wounded; Charles W. Horner, 6th
.killed; Thomas Whal
ley, do., killed. Stuart came through
this road two years . ago. Fitz Hugh
Lee was baffled in his endeavor to
stop our communication with the
White House. Our advance is near
Mechanicsville. On the left Warren
was using his cannon freely all day.
Ho drove in the rebel pickets about 4
miles. Lee's army occupies the tren
ches about Meadow and Bottom Bridg
This day . communication with the
White House was opened
We expect General Smith to join us
with his command in two days.
• Hancock made a Mighty effort last
night about dark to relieve Warren,
who had been slightly pressed during
Our loss is trifling
The Battle of Monday Evening—Han
cock Drives the Rebels from their rifle
pits—The Rebels Attempt to Surprise
him at night • and meet with a Bloody
Repulse—Our Lines Generally advan
ced on Tuesday morning—Rebel Ad
mission of Defeat.
Gen Grant's Headquarters, one Mile
South. of .llaboe's Store ,
Monday night, May 80, S:3O P M.
Oar lines have advanced and moved
to the-left to day. The enemy resist
ed the movement but feebly till about
throe hears ago, when he suddenly
threw it stronpe, force along and on both
sides of the Mechanicsville road, upon
Crawfoad division of Warren's corps,
and forced it back slightly. Rebel
prisoners give information that the
force was a reconnoissance made by
Rhode's division of Ewell's corps, with
two brigades of cavalry sent out to
feel our position.
As soon as Warren was apprised of
the movement of the enemy, he sent
reinforcements to that part of his line,
whose timely arrival prevented the en
emy from turning his flank. The en
gagement was severe and lasted near
ly an hour, resulting in the discomfit
ure of the rebels, who were driven in
disorder, and left most of their dead
and wounded and a number of_prison
ers in our bands. Warren's line re
mains where it was at noon. The-en
emy's cavalry force engaged in this
reconnoissance advanced from Meehan
'Mille by a road nearly parallel with
that taken by their infantry, and
miles to the east.
Old Church Tavern crossroads was
held by Torbott's division of our caval
ry. It is about two miles from. the
Pamunkey. The rebels drove in our
pickets at this poirit, and pressed up
to the main line. The first charge by
Torhett's men routed them, and they
retired in confusion, leaving about a
hundred killed and wounded on the
field. They were pursued about two
miles, to the vicinity of Cold Harbor.
Our loss was two officers and five mon
killed, and three officers and seventy
As soon as word was brought to Gen
Aleado of the enemy's attack on War
ren's left, ho ordered an advance of the
whole line to relieve him. Gen Han
cock alone received the order before
dark, and he drove the enemy from
their first line of rifle pits, which be
still ha Ids. Our loss was small. We
captured about ono hundred prisoners.
• Lamm—Tuesday, May 31, 10 A M
—The rebel papers of yesterday claim
that Fitz - Hugh Lee and Hampton met
the whole of our cavalry corps in Sat
urday evening's fight. We had only
Gregg's divisien and one of Torbett's
brigades engaged. The rebels admit
a defeat and a loss of one thousand,
and that they wore obliged to leave
their-dead and wounded in our hands
They own to a loss of one hundred
and sixty four in the Sixth South Car
At midnight, last night, the enemy
attempted to surprise Hancock, and
threw a heavy force upon him. They
were repulsed after a sharp fight, and
loft four or five hundred prisoners in
our hands. It will be remembered he
was occupying their rifle-pits from
which he drove them just at dark last
evening. During the night it was de
termined to advance the whole line as
far as Hancock's front, and the move
ment began soon after daylight. 1t . 6
still going on. There is considerable
firing of musketry and artillery, and
the enemy is evidently making some
resistance. As yet there are no indi
cations of a general engagement. Lee's
army holds naturally strong positions,
which be has strengthened 13y steady
work during the last few days, on the
north bank of the Chickahominy. We
are threatening his right, but ho does
not show any signs of giving up his po
sition, and is apparently .as ready, to
assume the offensive as he was while
on the Borth Anna: - "'
' It is considered certain that Breck
inridgo has joined Leo with
and prisoners say that Beaurcgard, is
Later from Gen. Grant.
Fitz Hugh Lee Defeated.—A Severe Ca
valry Fight.—Sheridan in. Possession
of the Field.—Gen. Wilson Engaged
near Hanover Court House.-r-TM Re
bels Routed and Many Captured.—
WASHINGTON, June 2
To Maj. Gen. Dix : .
A dispatch from Gen. Grant's head
quarters dated yesterday, June Ist, 10
has been received.
It states that about 5 lA. ix. , yester
day, Sheridan, perceiving a force of
rebel cavalry at Coal Harbor, which
proved to be Fitz Hugh Lee's division,
attacked it, and after a hard fight rou
ted it, together with Clingman's bri
gade of infantry, which came to Lee's
Sheridan remained in possession of
the field. He reported at dark be bad
considerable number or prisoners, and
that there were many rebel dead and
wounded on the field. He was order-1
od to hold the position, and ut ten P.
M., the Sixth corps set out to occupy
it. We have not yet heard from
Wright or Sheridan this morning and
do not know whether the former has
got his troops to their destination.
Gen. Smith must be close upon
This morning the enemy are also
moving a heavy column in the same
direction. The order has just gone to
Warren to fall upon their flank.
Wilson had a fight last evening near
Hanover Court House with Young's
brigade of cavalry, and routed Young,
t killing and capturing many, but there
has been a good deal of artillery firing
in that direction this morning.
Warren reported last night that in
his fight of Monday afternoon, near
Bethsaida Church, Colonel Terrell, of
the 13th Virginia, and Cot Wills, com
manding Pegram's brigade, wore Id
led. Colonel Christian, of the 49th
Pennsylvania, was wounded and cap
tured; so was the Assistant Adjutant
General of Ramsey's brigade. His
name is not reported. Ten other com
missioned officers were captured, and
seventy privates. Sixty rebels were
buried on the field.
On our centre Burnside reports his
advanced line as being this morning
within a mile and a half of Mechanics
ville. No other military intelligence
has boon received by this department
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
The Fighting on Tuesday and Wed
nesday in Grant's Army.
Headquarters of the .Ariny of the Po.
tomae, June 2,6 A. M.—Our cavalry
had an engagement with the enemy
on Tuesday evening, driving them
from their position on the Mechanics
ville road, and causing them consider
Yesterday morning a large force of
cavalry and infantry advanced to re
take the ground, brit were met with
such a destructive fire from the Mich
igatibrigatle, with their "seven shoot
ers," as to cause the enemy to return
Several efforts were made by them,
but to no purpose, to recover what
they had lost, the 66 Corps having re
inforced our cavalry during the night.
-Near Coal Harbor, in the afternoon
the enemy made a, desperate attack
on the 6th Corps, but were handsome
ly repulsed and driven about three
fourths of a mile, their dead and woun
ded being left in our possession.
Gen. Rickett's division, during the
fight, took over 600 prisoners.
Our loss was not severe.
Heavy cannonading was heard up
to a late hour of the night in that di
In the centre also a strong effort
was made to force Gen. Warren from
his position, but hero also their exer
tions failed, and they were driven back
after several hours desperate fighting,
with heavy loss.
Tho linos on this part of the field
remained about Abe same after the
contest ; whichwas kept up till after
ten o'clock P. M. .
On the right, across the Tolopoto
moy creek, General Hancock was at-
tacked on his left, but not in force,
the object seeming to be for the pur
pose of feeling our position.
Gen.. Hancock threw out two or 3
regiments to feel the enemy's left,
where they were found to be in a
strong location,'with batteries mask:
ed, so as to rake the ground in front.
No attack was made here on onr part,
and this morning the 2tl Corps chan
ged its position toward the left, where
a battle is expected to take place to
day or to morrow.
We are continually changing posi
tion and hence it is impossible to de.
tail the exact location of each corps
or division for more than a few hours.
Our losses yesterday are said to be
very light—not near so heavy as these
of the enemy, they being the attack
Further Official Hews from Gen. Grant
Washington,. June 4-10 A 31—To
Major Gen Dix, Now York : Despatch
es from Gen Grant's headquarters da
ted at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
have just been received.
No operations took place on Thurs
day. Yesterday, at 4.1 o'clock in the
morning, General Grant made an at
tack on the enemy's lines, of which he
makes the following report:
We assaulted at 4:30 o'clock this
morning, driving the enemy within
his intrenchments at all points, but
without gaining any decisive advan
tage. Our troops now occupy a posi
tion close to the enemy, some places
within fifty yards, and are remaining
Oar loss was not severe, nor do I
suppose the enemy to have lost heavi
ly. We captured over 300 prisoners,
mostly from Breckenridge.
Another later and official report, but
not from General Grant, estimates the
number of our killed and wounded at
about three thousand.
B 1%1 STANTON, Socy of War
Operations down to Saturday Morning-
A Cavalry Battle—Enemy Repulsed--
A Battle Friday Night—The Enemy
_Driven into his Works.
-- W - A.BilitiCiTol‘4 - Stitto 5.-
The Republican in an extra, says wo
have authority for making the follow
The Government has official dispatch
es from Gen. Grant's Ileadquarters, to
eight o'clock yesterday (Saturday)
The two armies occupied their rela
tive positions near Mechanicsville, on
the north side of the Chickahommy
river, on Friday night.
About six o'clock the enemy made
a precipitate attack upon Gen. Wit
son's cavalry force and a sharp caval
ry battle was fought, lasting half an
hour, which resulted in driving the
enemy a considerable distance back
into his entrenchments.
The loss on each side is about equal
the exact number is not stated.
We lost several officers; among them
was a Vermont colonel.
About eight o'clock on Friday night
the enemy made a general attack up
on our lines, coming out of his works
and exposing his massed columns to a
terrible artillery fire.
The attack was most gallantly met
and as handsomely repulsed, the ene
my being obliged to retreat behind his
At eight o'clock yesterday, (Satur
day) morning, the enemy withdrew
his left from the front of our right,
then commanded by Burnside.
Since Lee has been forced .back to
the outer works—covering the defen
ces of Richmond proper, he has made
many sudden attacks upon our posi
tions, in the hope of surprising Grant
and turtling our flanks. In each in
stance he came out of his works, ex
posing his men to our artillery and
musketry fire. •
During three days' fight, including
Friday, the enemy has lost about 7,000
killed and wounded.
Our loss in the same engagement is
something less than that number.
. Our men are in the best of spirits
All attempts of Lee to cut General
Grant off from the White House have
totally failed, so that now the base is
complete; and the withdrawing of
Lee's left to a point nearer Richmond
is evidence 'that Leo acknowledges his
The present field of operations is
about five miles - from Richmond, if
the two armies remain where they
were on Saturday morning.
Latest from Gens. Grant and Sherman
Washington, June 6, 7 A M.—To
Major Gen Dix :—The enemy made an
attack on Saturday night upon Han
cock, Wright and Smith, but were
everywhere repulsed. Gen Hancock's
lines were brought within forty yards
of the enemy's works. The rebels
were very busy on Saturday construc
ting entrenchments on the west side
of the Obickahoininy, at Bottom bridge
A dispatch from Sherman, dated at
June 6, 3} p m at Alatoona creek, says
that the enemy, discovering us moving
around hie right flank, abandoned his
position last night and marched off.
McPherson is nn;Ving to day for A -
worth. Thomas is on the direct Mari
etta road, and Schofield on his right.
Forage and provision supplies are
ample. E M STANTON.
STATE AGRICULTURAL FAIR; The Ea
son tire Committee of the Pennsylvm
nia Stags Agricultural. Sciciety, haws
rosolcied to bold their next Annual
Fair on the grounds of the Mechanic's
Institute, adjoining the Borough of
Easton. The fair will be held in tbd
latter part of September neat.
The Centrei Ceider &
Wo are pleased to see this necessary
and convenient institution again in
full and brisk operation. The new
firm is prompt as well as able to pro:
vide our citizens with fresh metit,dt
all hours. We hope soon to stiff thiti
a regular market, haVing vegetables
and other provisions of every descrip:
tion always in store.
/ILA SSIFICATION of MERCHANTS
Aro. in . Huntingdon county, by the Apprztimer of A1or•
cacti!. Taxes, for the year MI.
E P. Walker,
3. R. Gregory,
William M. Phillips,
S. W. Myton,
J. C. Winer,
E. J. Myton* Co.
J. Deltranbach t
J.l' . neaten,
W. A. Orbison,
Brown k Roberts,
B. B. Wigton,
G. A. Renton.
J. 8. Berkstrenter.
Jones 11 . \ titcbel6
Potrelfon Coal Minn Co.
Blair ft Port,
T. It. Adana,
.1. E. (*bison,
W. C. Swan,
John Q. Adana
Shorb Stewart '& Co.
J. W. Vattern,
IL A. Bathurst & Co.
G.& J. H. Bbeenberger,
William I'. Orbisou,
Fisher & Hon,
Cunningham & 'Voter,
J. A. Drown,
Swartz & McCabe,
W. A. Saxton,
Wallace & (Clement,
Lloyd & Henry,
A. B. Cunningham & Co
Freedom Iron Co.
S. W. Mytelt,
W. H harper,
R. A. Dorn,
D. G. Owsma,
James llylo, •
Canines A. Jiver,
G. H. Green,
Etoier, Fooet di Co., Mt. Union
P. TS. Bora, "
W. A. Fraker, SbirlejTburg,
W H. Cremator,
Leas .4 Corot, "
N. K. Covert,
D. A. atorrison,
W. 0. Vantrles,
B. F. Patten,
D. 0. Owens 4 Brother,
J. B. Thompson,
Mrs. B. 31plon & Son,
J. O. Walker,
John Cresswell & eon,
William Moore & Bon,
Walker & Bollinger,
Joseph Johnston, .
William P. McSite, .
BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES
Colder .3. Del:fright)
D. 11. Poster,
. BILLIARD SALOONS
V. Crouse, Huntingdon,
Philip 11. Piper, Alexandria,
Mrs. Sarah Wilson,
.1. A. Wilson,
Summon; & Islurral,
Thomas Fisher, 14 7 00
AD appeal will be held by the undersigned at the Trees
urer'e office in the borough of Huntingdon on itaturday,
the 18th day of dune next. Persona wishing to appeal
will apply on or before that day, at none will be granted.'
R. IteDIVI2I, Meresntlle AppraLsir
NOTICE.—By an act of Assembly passed the 11th day
of April, 180 E, it is made the duty of the County Treasur
er to lee out all licenses not lifted on or before the first
day of July. Persons having licenses to lift, will sate
costs by calling and lifting the same previous to that
time, as those not lifted within the time proscribed by.
low, will positively he placed la the hands Ma proper of
ricer for collection.
DAVID BLACK, Co. Trees
Huntingdon, June 1, 1864
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