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Thursday Morning, September 18,1862.
.Republican Stale Nomiuatious.* |
WM. J. TERRELL, Of Susquehanna Co.
Moved by the earnest cull of the Governor
of this Commonwealth, for aid to repel the
armed invaders os the soil ot the State, and
believing I should prove recreant to the high
est duty of a citizen, did I not volunteer my
service to assist in driving hack the vandals
who are threatening desolation upo" the lower
counties, and even menacing the Capitol,—
before this shall be read by those to whom the
Reporter pays its usual weekly visits. I shall,
at least be on the way, with other citizens of
the respond to the Commonwealth's
cry of help 1
1 beg the People of the County to excuse
me, for the short period necessary, leaving my
official post. The Prothonotary's office, will
be open, as usual, and the arrangements are
such that the public interests and convenience
will not suffer. The time appears to be fast
approaching, when WAR must be the business
of every one, for the speedy and certain crush
ing out of this- wicked rebellion. I am arlad
that I am, consistently with my oth
er duties, to bear my share of the danger of
the present emergency. I trust that the peril
to our State may speedily pass, and that—
with those who go with me—-I may be permit
ted to return,to behold our armies everywhere
triumphant, and see the conquering of that
peace, which will make an united nation, and
a prosperous and happy people,
Yours, for the good cause,
Sept. 15, 13G2.
It will be seen by the proceedings of the
Senatorial Conference, which will lie found in
another part of our paper, that Mr. VYM. J.
TLP.RF.I.I., of Susquehanna Couuty, was placed
in nomination by the Conference as a candi
date to represent this district in the State Sen
ate for the ensuing term. Mr. TERRELL, is
a man of acknowledged ability, and will
till the position with Credit to himself and con
sti'uents. Owing to the late hour at which
wu receive this intelligence, we are unable to
make any extended remarks, but will refer to
this subject hereafter.
The reorganized army corps are now
commanded as follows : —lst—Maj.-Gen. Jo
Bcph llookcr, born in Massachusetts, appoint
ed from California ; 2J—Maj.-Gen. EJwiu V.
Sumner, born in Massachusetts, appointed
from New York ; 3d—Maj.-Gen. Samuel P.
Heintzelman, born in Pennsylvania, appointed
from the same State ; Ith—Maj Gen. Eras
mus D. Keycs, born in Massachusetts, ap
pointed from Maine ; sth—Maj.-Gen. Fitz
John Porter, born in New Hampshire, ap
pointed from the District of Columbia ; 6th—
Maj.-Gen. William 15. Franklin, born in Penn
sylvania, appointed from the same State ; 7th
Maj -Gen. John A. Dix, born in New
Hampshire, appointed from New-York : Bth
Maj.-Gen. John E. Wool, born in New-York,
appointed from the same State ; 9th—Maj.-
Gen. Ambrose E. Burnaide, born in Indiaua,
appointed from Rhode Island ; 10th—Maj.-
Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, born in Kentucky,
appointed trom New-York ; 11th—Maj.-Gen.
John Sedgwick, born in Connecticut, appoint
ed from the same State ; 12th—Maj.-Gen.
Franz Sigel, born in Germany, appointed from
The latest news from the West is that
the rebels bad blockaded the Ohio river at
Hamilton, nine miles below RisigSun, Indiana,
stopping the passage of boats from Louisville.
At Munfordsviile Colonel Wilder was still hold
ing out gallantly againts the rebels. He had
keen reinforced, as had the enemy also, it was
said, by Generals Polk and Buckner. Their
force is estimated at twenty-five thousand.—
General Buel was reported at Dripping Springs
on Monday morning ; and it was said on Tues
day that he had got up to the fight and was
then engaged.
learn from Cincinnati, by dispatch
dated Tuesday,that the Rebels again advanced
on Monday and drove our pickets two and a
half milt' 9 this sido of Florence. Another dis
patch states that the Rebels are iutrenching
south cf I loreuee. They had been joined by
Humphrey Marshall.
At a meeting of the Senatorial Conferees
of Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming and Sul
livan counties, met'at Mr. SHERWOOD'S-, in Sns
quebariua County, Sept. 15th, 18C2, on mo
tion, F. B. STREETKR was called to the j
Chair, and ANDREW FEX, Secretary. Motion- j
cd and carried that Sullivan County be ad j
milled to two votes iu this Conference.
Bradford— E. W.Hale, Andrew Fee, C. F. Nichols,
William Griffis, Dr. 11. Dewitt.
Susquehanna —G. 11. Eklred, A-. Ghambsrlin, F. B.
Streeter, H. Tyler.
IVyoming— Stephen Dana, J. H. Brown.
Sullivan —Geo. H. Wells.
On motion, W.\r. TYRRELL was nominated
for the State Senate of this District, and B.
M HALL of Wyoming was nominated. TUR
RFLI. received 9 votes and HALL 4 votes. —
Nomination made unanimous.
Adjourned to meet at Camptown ou the
second Monday of September, 1804.
From various sources we have received the
most chceriDg reports from the seat of war in
Maryland. We are thus led to anticipate, at
any moment, a despatch from General MC
CLELLAN, announcing a crushing defeat of the
great Maryland liberating rebel army of Gen.
LEE, with the capture of a large portion of
his forces.
Harper's Ferry—if we have obtained this
victory—will have contributed not a little to
the grand result. On Sunday last, while Gen. :
MCCLELLAN was engaged with the main body
of the army under General LEK, at South
Mountain, some twelve miles away, a heavy
rebel column under General A. P. HILL was
completing its circle of batteries around our
devoted forces at Harper's Ferry. On Mon
day the place was surrendered, the capitula
tion embracing some eight thousand prisoners
of war. This news was well calculated to pro
uuce a depressing effect and some distrust of
the success of General MCCLELLAX'S move
ments. But the lapse of a few hours com
pletely changed the face of affairs.
First, we were advised from Maryland that
the rebels had, as it was supposed, in their
flight from our army, completely evacuated
the State ; next, that there was a rumor afloat
that General MCCLKI.LAN bad brought the
rebel army again to a stand, had fought a
great battle, and had gained a glorious vic
tory ; and next came the news that the rebel
forces in occupation of Harper's Ferry, seized
with a panic, had precipitately abandoned the
place, leaving their prisoners to a great extent
untrammeled by the terms of a parole, to go
their way rejoicing. Thus this capture of
Harper's Ferry, after a three days' bombard
ment —if these reports be true—was to the
rebel victors a short-lived exultation. We
presume that they had not less than twenty
five thousand men employed in this work.
Our reports are from unofficial and some
what indefinite authorities ; but from their
general tenor we are inclined to believe that
they are the harbingers to the official confir
mation of a great and glorious victory.
General McClellan has gained a glorious
victory in Maryland. Following the rebels
from Frederick iu their flight towards Harper's
Ferry, he came up with them on the Hagers
town road, at South Mountain, on Sunday
morning, General Reno,Hooker and Boruside,
with the Ninth army corps, attacked them
gallantly, although the enemy occupied a
splendid position on the heights, defended by
his artillery. The fight lasted from early in
the morning till nine at night, when the reb
els were driven back with considerable loss
General Lee admits a loss of 17,01)0 men.—
Our loss was about 1,100, including, we re
gret to say, the brave General Reno, who
was shot dead while leading ou his men. On
the other side General Lee is reported wound
ed, and General Garland killed. We have
taken 1,700 prisoners.
General McClellan tells the story briefly in
his four dispatches to General Haileek, pub
lished in another column, and dated severally
at ten o'clock Sunday night, three o'clock and
ten o'clock yesterday morning. In his last dis
patch, he says that the route and demoraliza
tion of the rebel army is complete, that they
are making for the river in a perfect panic,and
that he is following them as fast as his men
can move. The right wing of our army was
confronted by the rebel Generals Hill and
Longstreet. General Franklin commanded
our extreme left, supported by the corps of
Sumner, and Couch's division as reserves.—
Frauklin also obtained a complete victory,and
followed up the fight yesterday on the road to
Harper's Ferry. At last reports the firing
was still going on. The position on the crest
i of the hill which General Burtiside so gallant
ly won from the enemy on Sunday night was
still held by him on Monday morning, and the
fight was not renewed there. It commands
the only road between the rebels and General
Franklin's corps. It is remnrkable that Geu.
McClellan dates his latest dispatch from Boli
ver, to which place it appears he has moved
his headquarters.
The rebels abandoned llagerstown and
pushed on towards the river. We are uot in
formed of their latter movements, except that
General Jackson made an attempt to reach
Martinsburg in time to prevent General White
joining Col. Miles at Harper's Ferry, in which
he was foiled, for the latter officer had left
there two hours before, aud arrived safely at
Harper's Ferry. The position of Col. Miles
at Harper's Ferry was considered all the more
doubtful from the reports that the rebels had
fortified Maryland Heights, from whence they
could overpower him ; but this has been con
tradicted. The reinforecmeuta of General
White, however, have probably rendered him
perfectly safe.
This is a pretty fair record of our armies in
Maryland, and gives a quietus to the hopes of
the rebels in that State,, and will/probably
put an and to their designs upon Pennsylvan
ia although it hi reported in Baltimore that
General Lee still intends to try an invasion of
this State.
tice in the proceedings of the reble Congress
that it has been determined to recall Mason
and Slidell from Europe. Perhaps this has ,
been done with the hope of thereby securinga
recognition of the confederacy, on the same
principle that a skilful angler slowly withdraws
his bait when lie wishes the fish to make an
eager rush for the hook. The question is, how
ever, how are these.deplomatic rebels to get
back? We know that the Navy Department
is about dispatching Commodore Wilkes with
a fleet to the Weil Indies, with instructions to 1
allow no more Anglo-rebel vessels to break the
blockade. Commodore Wilkes, therefore will
be on hand just in time to renew his acquaint
ance with Slidell and Mason. It is doubtful
if they will consent to ruu the risk of another
interview with him.
J6©" Bet ween the valleys of western Mary
land there are two ridges. Frederick is upon
one side, Hagerstown on the other, and Mid
dletowu between A tnrnpike connects three.
Where the easternmost ridge encounters the
Potomac is a uarrw gap, just wide enough to
aliow the railroad and canal to pass,and known
as the Point of Rocks. From Hagerstown to
Frederick is twenty five miles, and from Point
of Rocks to where the turnpike crosses is ten
miles. After their retreat from Frederick, the
enemy crossed this ridge, and of course defend
ed it. General MeClellan pressed upon them,
and, after a desperate defence, the rear guard
was defeated, and the gallant Hooker was, at j
last advices, in hot pursuit, destroying and
capturing at every step. The left of the army,
led by a gallant Peunsylvanian—General
Franklin—was equally successful. The chase
was made as far as Middletown, and the ene
my's baggage trains and troops seem to have
paid deaaly for their excursion across the Po
General Orders.
Harrisburg, Sept. 11, ISG2. j
By authority of the President of the Uni
ted States, fifty thousand of the freemen of
Pennsylvania are hereby called for immediate
service to repel the now imminent danger
from invasion by the enemies of the country.
Officers in command of company organiza
tions as authorized by General Order, No. 35,
dated Sept.. 10th, will at once report by tele
graph, the place of their headquarters, so that
orders may be issued from these headquarters
for transportation to Harrisbnrg for such com
panies as may be ordered to move.
Further calls will be made for additional
forces as the exigencies of the service may re
[ quire. The formation of Companies under
the General Order of September 10, should
| continue to lie made as rapidly as possible un
til all the able bodied loyal meu of Pennsyl
vania are enrolled and ready for service.
By order of A. G. CURTTX,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
A. L. RUSSELL, Adjutant General Penn'a.
Harrisburg, Sept. 10, 1802. J
In view of the danger of invasion now
, threatening our State, by the enemies of the
government, it is deemed necessary to cali tip
on all the able-bodied men of Pennsylvania to
organize immediately for the defence of the
State, and be ready for marching orders, upon
one hour's notice, to proceed to such points of
rendezvous as the Governor may direct.
It is ordered—
1. That Company organizations be made in
accordance with the number required under
the laws of the United States, to wit :
One Captain,
Ist Lieutenant,
2d Lieutenant,
80 privates as the minimum, and OS pri
vales as the maximum standard of each com-
I pany. The company officers to be elected by
j each organization.
| 2. As the call may be sudden, it is desira
i ble that the officers and members of each com
| pany provide themselves with tlie best arms
| they can secure, with at least sixty rounds of
i ammunition to suit the kind of arms in posses
-1 sion of the soldier. Such persons as cannot
secure and bring arms with them, will be fur
uished by the government after their arrival
at the place of rendezvous.
3. Eaeh officer and member of the company
! shall provide himself with good stout clothing,
! (uniform or otherwise,) boots, blanket and
haversack, ready to go into camp when called
into service.
4. Each company organization to be per
: fected as soon as possible, aud report the name
j of officer in command, the number of men and
; the place of its headquarters, to these head
quarters, in order that they may be promptly
notified to move when their services are re
j quired.
5. Organizations, when ordered to move,
will be furnished with transportation by the
6. On arrival at the place of rendezvous,
they will be formed into regiments or soch
other organizations as the Governor, Com
mander-in-Chief of Pennsylvania, may direct.
7. So far as practicable and as may be
found consistent with the interests of the pub
lic service, companies from the same localities
wiil be put together in such larger organiza
tions as may be formed.
8. Organizations formed under the recent
proclamation are earnestly requested to adopt
j without delay such measures as may be neces
; sary to comply with this order.
9. Organizations called into the field under
this order will be held for service for such
time only as the pressing exigency for state
defence may continue.
By order of A. G. CI'RTIN,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
A. L. RUSSELL, Adj't Gen. Penn.
Bgy* Maj.-Gen. Pope had a fine reception
in Chicago on Friday night. In his speech he
declined to speak of recent matters so far as
personal to himself, save to say most emphati
cally that all stories of unkindness or disa
greement between himself and Gen. Sigel were
unfounded. Their relations had been and
were like to be entirely cordial.
Over the Towandu Telegraph Line.
The following dispatch was received at ths
telegraph office, in this place, at 8 a. m., on
Thursday •
The rebels are all surrounded and out of
provisions. It is thought they wiil all be cap- j
turcd. BIRNSIDE has beaten them badley.
Gen. MCCI.ELI.AN says : " I have sent SI
GEI. across the river, aud the rebels retreat is
cut off—be will have to surrender or be anni
hilated. The rebels retreat Hagers
town, and Gov. CCKTIN has sent 50,000 mili
tia to meet them.
LONGSTREET is killed and Gen. HILL wound
I'IIILADELI'HIA, Sc pt. 18,15C2.
A despatch dated near Hagerstown, Tues
day, the Press says of the battle fought on
Tuesday : " The battle raged with great spir
it on either side, and was very heavy until to
wards sundown. The Rebels were flanked by
HOOKER and PORTER, aud severely punished ;
their fire became faint and it was evident their
ammunition was giving out. This morning
the battle was renewed by the Rebels with
renewed rigor, aud they acted as if they had
been reinforced, and furnished with fresh am
munition. The battle lasted until 4, p. in.,
when the Rebels retreated, leaving LONG
STREET and the remains of his division on our
hands as prisoners. The entire Rebel army
must lie captured or annihilated. There is no
chance left for them to cross the Potomac, as
the river is rising and our troops are pushing
them continually, aud sending prisoners to the
rear. Six batteries of artillery belonging to
LONGSTREET'S division were captured yester
day and to-day, and it is believed we have ta
ken nearly 15,000 prisoners since Sunday.
STONEWALL JACKSON'S army is with General
LF.E, and other distinguished officers will I e
forced to surrender in a day or two at the far
therest, and our Gens, are certain of ultimate
and decisive success.
Stores for our army arc coming byway of
Baltimore and Ilarrisburg.
Gen BIRNSIDE has re taken Harper's Fer
ry, and is advancing on a special mission with
his corps.
Private Dispatches to day, from points near
Harper's Ferry, seem to confirm, in all par
ticulars, thegood news and leaves no reasonable
doubt of the re-occupation of Harper's Ferry,
by Gen. BANKS, and the occupation of all the
rear fords betweeu Harper's Ferry aud Will
The Draft in Pennsylvania Postponed till
September 25th.
The time for drafting men is postponed until
the 25th instby the Governor.
Secretary of tlie Commonwealth.
Dispatch from Gov Curtin.
The following dispatch was telegraphed to
1 Philadelphia at midnight, on Sunday, by Gov.
1 Cm tin to a personal friend :
IIARKISBUEGII, Sunday, Sept. 14.
A battle is reported to have occurred to day,
in Middletown Valley, and our last advices is
that Longstreet marched with Lis division to
reinforce the rebel army. We have not as
yet learned the result.
1 invoked the people of Pennsylvania to
i take up arms for the defence of the State, af
| ter careful deliberation,with all the knowledge
i I could gather, and with the .-approval and di
: rect authority of the President of the United
I States.
I believe that destructive raids would have
been made into the State, but for the raising
of the people of Pennsylvania, and the actual
presence of trorps on our border. If our Na
tional army is defeated, no one can doubt that
Pennsylvania is in great danger.
Having done what is my duty, I cannot be
more earnest in my appeal to the people. The
people are responding to the call, and I fee I
that this will prove the most brilliant event in
the history of the loyalty and patriotic devo
tion of Pennsylvania in this rebellion.
In addition to the army of the .State now
passing into active service, it is to be hoped
that all the men fit for military service will en
roll themselves, to he prepared for future calls
to meet any emergency that the fortunes of
waj- may bring to us. We are pushing for
ward troops,and Gen. Reynolds goes to Chnm
bersburgh in the morning to take command in
person. A. G. CURTIN.
stand. is to lead the advance of a force that
is to proceed from the camps in this locality
up the Cumberland Valley. He is as brave
a man as ever drew a sword or struck a blow,
and the best soldiers may consider themselves
fortunate to follow in his lead. He will have
command of a fine body of infantry, sufficient
artillery for any emergency, until reinforced
by other columns, while his cavalry will not
be small. The Cumberland Yalley will be
swarming with armed men, aud from what we
learn there are already large forces marching
from various points to that locality. Au iu
vading column of the rebels will find an ene
my behind every tree, in every fence corner,
and in the very earth, which would be polluted
by its approach.— Harrisbnrg Telegraph.
SST The London Herald of the 2d inst.
says : —Mr. Mason, the Commissioner from
the Southern confederacy, is at present paying
a visit to Scotlaud. On Thursday he was at
Glasgow, and on Friday proceeded to Glen
quoich, the residence of the Right. lion. Ed
ward Ellice. He had previously been the
guest of Mr. Stewart, of Murdoustoun Castle.
Desperate Battle at South Mountain.
A Great and Glorious Victory.
Three Miles be\ou<! Middletown, >
Sept. 14— 9:40 p. in. )
To Maj. Gen. H. W. HALLECK, Generul-in-Chief :
SIR : After a very severe engagement, the
corps of Gen. Hooker and Gen Reno havt
carried the height commanding the Ilagtrs
town road by storm.
The troops behaved magnificently. They
never fought better.
Gen. Franklin has been hotly engaged on
the extreme left. Ido not yet know the re
sult, except that the firing indicated progress
on his part.
The action continued until after dark, and
terminated leaving us in possession of the cu
tire crest.
It has been a glorious victory!
I cannot yet tell whether the enemy will
retreat during the night or appear in increased
force in the morning.
I regret to add that the gallant and able
General Reno is killed.
GEO. B. MCCI.ELI.AN, Mnj.-Gen.
sept. 15,1862, 5 o'clock, a. m. J
Major-Gen. H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:
SIR : I am happy to inform you that Geo.
Franklin's success on the left wa> us complete
as that on the center and right, ami resulted
iu his getting possession of the Gap, after a
severe engagement in a!i parts of the line.
The troops, old and new, behaved with the
utmost steadiness and gallantry, carrying,
with but little assistance fro u our own artil
lery, very strong positious, defended by artil
lery and infantry.
i do nut think our loss is'very severe.
The corps of Geuerals I) LI. Hill and Long
sircet were engaged with our right.
We have takeu a considerable number of
The enemy disappeared during the night.
Our troops are now advancing iu pursuit. I
do not know where he will next be found.
Miijor-Geueral Commanding.
Sept. 15, s a. m. f
HENRY W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:
SIR : I have just heard from Gen. Hooker,
'in the advance, who states that the informa
tion is perfectly trustworthy that the enemy
is making for the river iu a perfect panic, and
Gen Lee stated last night, publicly, that lie
must admit they had bien shockingly hipped.
I am hurrying everything forward to endeavor
to press their retreat to the utmost.
BOLIVAR, Monday, Sept. 15—10, a.m. (
To H. W. HAI.I.ECK, Gtneral-in Chief :
SIR: In.orraation this moment received
completely confirms the rout and demoraliza
tion of the Rebel army.
Gen. Lee is reported wounded, and Gar
land killed.
Gen. Hooker alone has over a thousand
more prisoners, seven hundred having been
j sent to Frederick.
It is stated that Lee gives his loss as fifteen
thousand !
We are following them as rapidly as the
men can move.
GEO. P>. M'CJ.Et.LAX, Major-General.
WAKUINUTOX, Motiday, Sept. 15, 1862.
The news from the Upper Potomac relieves,
in a great measure, the city from a feeling of
insecurity which has prevailed in it ever since
the army fell back from Ceutreville behind the
Potomac intrenehmeuts. As dispatch after
dispatch announcing that the victory was
more and more decisive arrived, the city was
quietly joyful over the good news.
The questions remained, lir.>t, whether Col.
Miles had been able to maintain his po.-ition
at Harper's Ft-rrv, and whether any con.-ideia
' tile portion of the army of invasion hud
i been allowed to cross the I'ototuac would bt
1 enabled to recross it.
At this writing, neither doubt is removed
for a certainty, but hopes are entertained that
Col. Miles was so far strengthened iu determi
nation by the welcome sound of approaching
artillery as to hold his own until relieved ;
that tiie energy which has been shown since
the battle begun, if we may believe the dis
patches that reach us, wtil continue to be
showu uuiil the victory be made complete—
j that not. only its immediate fruits but those
which legitimately belong to it may be gutb
! ered.
It is hoped that the army which has been
routed and demoralized will never be allowed
| a moment's rest to reorganize and recuperate,
: but will be followed remorselessly until not a
regiment remains entire, and not a guerrilla
j party infests any part of Virginia. "On to
Richmond " is a cry in which all may join
j now, without fear of rebuke. Richmond is
i considered the true poiut at which to inter
cept the retreating foe. A column of 25,000
i men, supported by guiboats, uuless our infor
mation as to the condition of the Rebel Capi
tal be false, can take it, and make Jeff. Da
. vis and his Congress skedaddle.
Gen. Ileno was killed wuile reconnoitering
lin the woods to the left of our batteries. A
j Rebel sharpshooter shot him dead instantly.
Geo. Garland, who was in command of a
| North Carolina brigade, was instantly killed
by one of our shells, which struck him on the
The Rebels were driven at every assault,
and a complete victory was gained.
Our loss was computed to be from 1,100 to
1,200 iu killed aud wounded ; the enemy's is
thought to be much greater, and thousands of
their men have been taken prisoners. Within
a space of four rods over twenty dead Rebels
were counted.
; Hospitals were made of the Lutheran, Ger
i man Reformed, Episcopal, Methodist and Pro
testant Methodist Churches in Middletown,
which is about three miles from South Mouu
i taiu, where the battle was fought.
The Thirty sixth and Eleventh Ohio Regi
raeuts captured 130 prisoners. The Twenty
; third and Twelfth Ohio Regiments 100 more.
I The enemy were behind a stone wall, upon
which our men charged, and springing over,
; captured their hidden foes, all of them laying
dowu their arms, and surrendering themselves
I prisoners.
Of the Harper s Ferry fight 00 Saturday,
we have the following particulars :
Col. Miles was attacked on all side s. The
morning was occupied with artillery fighting
aud skirmishing.
The enemy attempted to attack our forces
aud to capture our guns. They were repulsed
again and again and suffered terribly, but '1
length charged in such overwhelming \
that our men spiked their guns np oll
Heights and rolled them down the U)oant a ;!'
The enemy attempted to plant their Cain." '
upon the same hill, but were unable to d O V
i eing in range of our artillery on the oih'
side of the river.
Their los* is thought to be very great ojr ,
is about 150 in killed and wounded. Pa ,J
gers by the stage from Frederick, which |,A
at 8 o'clock this morning, say that f,On,
prisoners, taken by our troops, mostly atSomj,
Mountain had arrived there.
Letters from Frederiek City, a little behi (( j
time, continue to reach us. One, written
Saiurday night, contains a glowing accouu: c ,(
the reception ol G>n. MrClellaa and his arc
by the people of Frederick.
Militia continues to arrive here every i l(w
The spacious Capitol grounds ure filled r -'.
tents, and the whole force is very large.
Troops are sent on to Chamberburg y cr ,
rapidly Spencer Miller's howitzer batten 1
went yesterday. ' 1
Scouts who left Hagerptown at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, says iliat Longstreei'j
division, except Toombs' brigade, had | c |t fl a .
The citizens report that a fight had taken I
place near Middletown, and that MeCiellan i
had been driven back two miles, but the fin a |!
issue was so critical as to make it necesmrr
for the rebels to order back Longstreet's coris
to reinforce them.
[NOTE. — It will be seen that this inform*,
tion is not so late as that conveyed in Gener*.
McClcllau's dispatch, which is dated 9 40 las: I
evening.] ,
Colonel Brown's cavalry aDd Gen. Toombs' j
brigude remain at llagerstown.
Loring's division, which was encamped on
Boonsboro' road, had also left.
A large body of our cavalry has arrived a:
Grccncastle cutting their way through frum
tlie neighborhood of Harper's Ferry ; hut
Gen Mlies still held his position.
Five of the rebel cavalry were captured hj
a squad t:f infantry at a point between Green
castle and the State line, and brought into
Chambersburg this morning.
The report in regard to the rebels planting
their guns on Maryland heights is said to U
true ; hut if Colonel Miles could hold his jo
sition till noon lie would be reinforced and bt
able to dislodge them.
Stragglers from the rebel army are scatter
ill all along the road lo Williamsport, win e
the enemy is no doubt crossing.
The ordering up of Longstreet's division was
for the purpose of compelling the enemy to
An officer who has just come from Cliam*
bersburg contradicts the reported eaptured
1,200 barreN of floor at llagerstown by the
rebels, lie says they had not tlie necessary
transportation at hand to effect their object.
The citizens who left Chamberst>urg aid
other places in the are again returning
to their respective homes.
J K. iv'gi-rs has been appointed Surgical
and Medical Director at Chambersburg. He
has secured the Academy building at that
pla<.efor general hospital purposes. The ap
pointuiciits is considered a good one.
The Mayor of this city faithfully performs
i his duty under the late proclamation by au
I thoiityol the Governor in regard to persons
| about leaving tlie city.
Considering the large number of soldiers
HOW here, tins city is quiet and orderly, no
disturbance whatever having occurred
The Governor and other officers are engag
ed night and day in perfecting different miiiU
ry organizations now going on here.
| The news of the late battle has just been
i received here. The peopL rejoice ut the vie
tory of the Federal forces,but regret the death
of lieu, Reno.
Parties arriving today trom the nei-'it-or
i hood of \\ llltamsport report that a i>r:ioa of
i Jackson's forces are moving towar-ls Martins
burg lor ihe purpose of capturing Col White
' and lus command ; but lie had t vacua led the
i place two lioais previous.and succeed in reach
ing Harper's Ferry in safety.
An engine, sent trom tins place th : s after
, noon, proceeded as far as the State line, tilow
ing the whistle as loud as possible. There
were no signs of rebel pickets or companies.
Citizens living near the lines, coming in to
night, report no rebels iu the neighborhood-
They had evacuated llagestown, but in what
1 direction they proceeded they could not teii.
Their pickets, yesterday,captured one of Cap l
Palmer's men, who, refusing lo accept the pi
role, was carried off a prisoner.
A man named Fitzhugh.a resident of Chßß
berburg, and one of tlib party who captured,
Captain Cook, is among the prisoners brough
The telegraph wire which was destroyed br
the rebels three miles out of liagerstowii *iii
be repaired to-night, and commuuicatiou with
that place again renewed.
It is expected that General MeCiellan fill
occupy llagerstown to-night with a lurge
HARKISBUKO , Pa., Wednesday, Sept. I<-
The Governor states that 72,000 men have
responded to his call for the defence of the
State, and that he expects that the number
will be increased to 100,000. These men are
being furnished with equipments and moved to
the State border as rapidly us possible.
A special dispatch to The Bulletin from
Harrisburg says :
" Telegraphic and railroad communicatiM"
to llagerstown was reopened last night, show
that that place had been totally abandoned bv
the rebels and re-occupied by our troops.
" It is rumored at llagerstown that anot"
er battle is going on this morning bet wen
Sharpsburg and Middleburg, but 110 partis
lars have been reoeived.
" Sharpsburg is near the Potomac, about
miles west of Muldletown.
" It is not unlikely that Gen. McCh?H® n
engaging the rebels in the neighborhood
day, and disputing their passage of the river
" A hundred and eight prisoners, c*pt urrJ
along with Gen. Longstreet's baggage- train by
the cavalry that cut their way through fro®
Harper's Ferry, arrived here this morning,* sJ
fifty more have reached Chambersboffc.'