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HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY AFTERNOON; JUNE 3, ..186L
PASSAGE OF TROOPS
Yesterday afternoon a special train arrived
here from Philadelphia, containing Major Gen
eral Patterson and Staff, and the Incependent
Rangers, Capt. McMullin. The train stopped
here about half an hour, to afford Gen. Patter
son an opportunity of visiting Governor Clutha
officially. He was clad in plain citizen's dress,
while the members of his staff, sported full
The Rangers, about one hundred strong, were
very neatly and substantially equipped, armed
with patent Minnie muskets, and presented n
fine appearance. The Rangers are the befit
equipped volunteers we have seen since the
commencement of the war. They are , all
"fighting boys,h and will make their mark in
the present campaign. Their appearance was
greatly admired by the large crowd of people
at the depot, and the kindest attention was
shown them during their brief stay here. At
!three o'clock the train left for Chambersburg;
The large number of troops concentrated
that point, and th J visit of Major General Pat,-
terson there at this time, is indicative of a
spee'dy and important movement. We think
it is entirely safe to predict an invasion of Virr
ginia from that point within a day or, two.
There are now at Chambersburg nearly twenty
thousand troops, comprising artillery, infantry
and cavalyy ; and several additional regimenti
are expected to reach there , to-day.
The First Pennsylvania Regiment, quartered
near Baltimore for the last week, arrived at
Bridgeport about twelve o'clock last night, and
passed over the Cumberland Valley railroad en
route for Chambersburg. The Cameron Guards
belong to this regiment.
MORE HORSES AND CANT WAGONS
Within a few days the stock of horses and
camp wagons in the government depot at this
place has been largely increased. The pvhole
number of wagons now here is about one hunl
dred and forty, and of horses some two or three
hundred. A portion of these will be shipped
to Chambersburg immediately, and the balance
to other points east and west. Great care and
good judgment seem to have been exercised t 9
the selection of the horses. It will be difficult;
to Anti a cvlict*lmu or -2...0r looking, Or MOil
substantial animals anywhere. We say this in
justice to the contractors who furnished thern
for the government, one or two of whom are
residents of our city.
PARSON BROWNLOW'S DAUGHTER.-A gentle-i
man just arrived in Chicago from Knoxville,'
Tenn., brings intelligence of affairs in that
city. He says that 2,500 Secession troops are
stationed there, for the express purpose of
over-awing the Union men. It is a part of
their business to engage in quarrels in saloons,
And in street fights, with all who are not friend
ly to Secession. Two men were last week shot'
for no other offence than speaking' words of
loyalty to the Federal Government. The house
of the celebrated, bold-hearted, and out-spoken
Parson Brownlow, is the only one in Knoxville
over which the Stars and Stripes are floating.
A few days ago, two armed Secessionists went,
at six o'clock in the morning, to haul down the
Stars and Stripes. Miss Brownlow, a brilliant
young lady of twenty-three, saw them. on the
piazza, and stepped out and demanded their
business. They replied that they had come to
" take down them d—n Stars and Stripes."
She instantly drew a revolver from her side,
and presenting it, said : "Goon ! I'm good
forone of you, and I think for both !"
" By the looks of that girl's eye she'll shoot,"
one remarked. " "think we'd better not try
it ; we'll go back and get more men," said the
other. "Go and get more men," said the no
ble lady ; "get more men and come and take
it.down, if you dare." They returned with'
company of ninety armed men, and demanded
that the flag should be hauled down; but on
discovering that the house was filled'with
lent men, armed to the teeth, who would rathl
er die as dearly as possible than see their courki
try's flag dishonored' the Secessionists re
THE NAME Or &muss:a smells rank' in the
nostrils of the nation. The Wheatland traitor
is now so broken down as to be trembling,
chattering puling imbecile, the frowns of
Heaven already descending on him as a super
fluous laggard on the same stage with virtuous
men. Be talks about the villainy' of• those
wretches, as he calls them,- who fired on the
American flag ! Villains whom he - took to his
bosom ' knowing them to be such, and consent
ing to be their pliant tool. But he has given
$lOO to aid the Lancaster Volunteers to go
forth and fight these old villain friends of his.
Think of it ; spend four years in aiding to de
stroy the Government and then give one hun
dred dollars to aid in saving it I This misera
ble man who now starts at a cloud and shivers
at a breeze, has not sold his farm and gone to
Canada. A purse could readily be raised to
buy him out, and purge the soil of Pennsylva
nia of his presence. His gray hairs protect him,
from banishment. What a spectacle of national
loathing is presented by the closing years of
this man's lite. He will die unwept, unhon
oredsard unsung. .
SECESSION IN THE ." PANHANDLE."—The. vote
of the four counties :which make up the "Pan
handle," against the ordinance of secession,
amounts:to the incredible sum of 'six thousand
eight hundred and twenty-eight.:Take from,
this vote the pitiful batch of secession ballots
that were cast, amounting to four hundred and
thirty-one, and we have a clean majority of
six thousand three hundred and ninety-seven.
The conspirators have been smote hip and thigh
in the " Panhandle.", Never was a vote so
unanimous and sweeping.
-Tun Mons • BULLET.—The Charleston Courie r
learns from an experienced sportsman, who is
in constant practice with the rifle, that the•
conical (Minnie) bullet can be successfully used.
in any of thEicommon rifles usually found lathes
South and Southwest. It adds about 411;6 4
thirds to the ordinary distance of the common
:FRON,_.I I :H., SKIT .:0.F...Wi11i,
The Contest at Acquia Creek
Full :Details of the Engagement.
PREVIOUS REPORTS CONFIRMED.
One Hundred and Sixt7 shells Fired
by the Pawnee.
THE REBEL BATTERIES DAMAGED
Ten or Twelve of the Enemy Killed
and a number Wounded.
THE RAILROAD DEPOT AND HIIILDINtS
AT ACQUIA DESTROYED.
From messengers direct this morning at ten
o'clock from Acquia Creek, by the steamer
Anacosta; 'the following fads 'are obtained relk
tive to the Contest . yeiterday at Acquia Creek:
The engagement commenced on Friday, as
heretofore Stated, and lasted two hours. Yes
terday its was renewed and'oontithied twiCe
that length of time. The lower or beach bat
,tery which ha 4 bean so essentiallidamaged the
day previous, had meantime been repaired by
the Confederates in force, it is supposed 2,000
The Freeborn, yesterday approaching about
two - miles from the shore; early the after
noon, fired four or five shots,'When the 'Pawnee
entered into the Conflict, — taking a position
nearer to the land for the first two hours."
- The fire from the shore batteries was very
brisk, but was returned With More expedition
by the Pawnee., During the engagement she
fired one 'hundred and sixty shells, one of
which was '5 2 .4-in to explode immediately over
the heaths of the Confederates Who were work-
Mg the battery: The observer through the tel
escope saw a number of the bodies of tnem
carried away in wagons. During
the shore movements...wore, eAceeeingly brisk. i
The rreebani Ipdged the shells insucces=
lion in the tea& perceptibly' damn
aging the works, which had the efface of greatly
fliminishing the fire." The Freeborn received
which two shots, one of 'passed through the
cabin, damaging sortie crockery, but not 'tile
vessel, except making a passage through the
brilwarks, of slight consequence.
The Pawnee received eight or nine 'shoti,
but all too , nigh to„indipt_mucti_damage. One
struck • the c t ua in ; top. sail • yard, -wkiieh- was ,
tiaereby unslung, another grazed the"rniFpni
mist and one passed through the nittninoeir
nettiogs. It is the opinion of , the oiAcers, on
board, that had the Confederates been provided;
with good gunners, the yessele Might picibably!
have been sunk. Sonic , of the . Confeilerate,
shots passed over the Mast head to the Mary
AnacQsta Teturnqd here 44 morning,
the Pawnee and Freeborn hauling ,off beyond
the range of the enemy's fire. •
The Yankee,' which went down on'
with dispatches, fired a few shot only, her
big prepared for a long contest. :;;
The railroad depot'and buildings onlshore
4.coania Creek were destrOyed.
cl4Pag9 to the..Pea4VAterY, is n9t . con - ‘1
sidered permanent, as the confederates can soon
repair it. It is safe to say that at least ten •or
t4IOV,E, were killed on the part of theconfect
erates,—notlFPQWßhow )yeany wounded, ;: .
thwofficers enikaged in the fight conourred':ini,
the opinion ,Oat the 'cOnlideinteri 'have' rifled
amnon, perlo several; and , in :all it is o#p•4
posed ebouteight guns.,
Arrival of a agifora4
_SOUTH AMEItICAX AITAIRS:
• " • Nsw Yottic Jane
The stsamer "korthern Light 4aB arrived
, from Aspinwall with $873,000.1n gold from
California. • '-
ColonelGutherey had:been arresedat';flum
ma, suspected of disaffection to..tbe, Peruvian
Government. - '
It is iepoited that Mousgifeto'had -enteked
13ogotn . And arrested: - President :Wild: ',This is
thought.to be unfounded though likelpto 41q-
Tiva British subjecti have fieetirolirdeied. by
Peruvian authorities. Pun tyse .suftocated ,tuid
the other starAced-tft.doth:-irt—prison because
he had jtille4,l!, robber who attitettedlitalc
W no,*•:mm - crAity miovbmENTs,
ST. LOUIS, Jane 2,
Col. M'Aftlitir's Ilegimerif cif Illinois -ioluri
. are nndir orders for a inarnysouth#a4
and are prepared to start at, a ittoinent'.e.:no
rice. ' -
Two' reglinents of lowa, volunteers'are'nO3gr
quartered at Keokuk, and a third is- expected
dally The - time Vegislatige has voted au.'ap
paopriahon,of j81:10,000 for wa1..,11rP.0388..
SElZURE_:tz:kliss BY, TAE 8rdiE48.1.1,4
t 'itin 2-
mail at Harper's Ferry this morning coming
East, and emptied the mail car.
The rebel emigres Will. never meet in Rich
mond. • It is"' th`e fixed determinatiOh of the
GOVernment to have possession of that hotbe'cl
of 93etession before the Fourth of July. No
less than ninety tl.obsand freemen of the
Noith, strong With the consciousnesS of fight
ing for' a right cause, mvid 'amply provided with
all the requisites for'saccessfui waffafe, 'will be
moving 'towards the capital of the ill-fated Old
Doh:tint:in inrless than two weeks, and sweep
the last vestige 'of treason from this side 'of
James river, ere the people of the loyal States
will 'unite h' celebrating the National Mini-
' • Of the ninety thousand, thirty-five thousand
will push onward'from this point towards the
Blue Ridge, to meet the rebels in battle should
they atterept"to dispate their advance, and cut
off theretreat of the Secession forces at Har
per's4rerry ; twenty thousand will invade Vir
omit 'foil under General Patterson, front South
eastern Pennsylvania ; twenty thousand, un-
der General McClelland, will cut their way to
wards:Winchester and Strasburg; and fifteen
thousand, under General Butler, aided by a
'naval Rime, will gradually make their way up
Governor 'Banks has accepted the appoint
ment cif :Major (lettere' conferred upon him,
and. will be teKeigite& to a'. department to be
.created on the• Atlantic, near to.that command:
:ed by General Butler. The two will be ex
pected to , co-operate.. •
-Three sections of'flying artillery have gone
to-Alexandria, to precede the "Pet Lambs",
'and. the;:ktichigan regiment, who march 'on
• • ThaZouaves seised sixty kept of powder and
ilve!tbns of lead in tihouse about four and a
half , miles from the furthest outpost froin
6mM:his, southwest from the camp. TIM
is - eolith* party who seized it were eta loss to
to.do with the.prize. It w.:uld not
do to leave it, , and-yet,'-the party was so small
- and far , from Camp tluit they could not sepa
iate'aiiii go back to give . notice ; so they took
all the lead and about half the powder, in the
only conveyances-they could find, and blew up
the powder which- they could not carry with
then 4 bye train-whioh they fired at a safe dis
tance. The explosion Was- distimtly heard
in-this city, and for many miles around.
LAT.EIt FBOX i w iLLIAMSPORT,
Fight between the Union Men
THER &mum ANiICIPA7EDI
TAE `UNION - MEN REINFORCED
This morning the reheis attempted again to
take possession of the ferry boat lying opposite
Y7ill4rinsport t for tho purpose, it is conjectured,
of remoYing tq Falling Waters, a point about
folg i tniles below, where there is a considerable
14urnb,er,ofreiief troops_stationed, who douht=
intits4nten6d biZnearfi4 of the boat to, crows to
bag-Maryland =sideon aznarauding-exPedition.!
The Union company at Iv ilnamirport,"as
soon as they perceived the rebels taking pos-
Latest from Washington.
Another Regiment Sent to Virginia.
4I,L,9UIErr AT WASHINGTON.
The New Levy of Troops.
FREMONT'S WORK IN THE WAIL
The. Federal Campaign in Virginia,
NEW DEPARTMENT CREATED FOR MAJOR
OENERAL , BAWKS
ADVANCE ON MANASSAS GAP.
Exploits of the "Pet Lambs."
WASEMIITON.i June 2
At one o'clock this.ruorning one of the Con
necticut regiments broke up. their camp here
and,weutover into Virginia. Ali was quiet
during last night among the camps on the Vir
ginia shore between Alexandria and Cambridge.
It is now said , that there is no truth in the
statement that, the Government will call out
one hundred thousand, more men. There are
now two hundred and. ,fifty thousand men in
the,pay of the Government - and under arms.—
The Government originally , called for seventy
five thousand, and then for forty thousand.—
In reality, it has accepted three times the num
ber originally called for. ; •
The work which will ,be assigned Major Gan
eral Fremont be the • command of the
Western division of the army, which is to move
down the Mississippi river; - The force will go
down in a flotilla of •gun-boats.. Part of it will
land, forming-an-attacking party in the rear of
the'forts or fortifications, , ' while the gun-boats
will' engage the garde in front. His instructions
will be'discretiOnary as , to"details, but positive
ae, to the re-possessing and occupying of all terri
tory.noW held by secession lorces, all rebel
cities and places of defence, and all appearances
of 'offence that may present'themselves in his
onward march.; ' ' r
SEVERAL OF THE BEI3FT.S WouNDED
By GE ORGE • BEELGNER.
Den.; Tic sexern is served to subscribers in the
''" , ". 1 4 1 : 1 at cents per week. Yearly subscribers
will be chai
W owns AND 21111-WW6llr TIII3IOII.APH.
Lin caßen is also published twice a week during
ue a•tPSiOla 01 the Legislature, and weekly during the re
minder of the year, and furnished to subscribers at the
allowing :ates, viz :
Kapp Subscribers per year
,t subscribers order the discontinuance Of their never
lepers, the publisher may continue to send :them until
ill arrearages are paid.
If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their nerspe
)ers frOm the office to which they are . direetekiliey are
responsible until they have sett ed the bills and ordered
session of the boat, ordered them to desist,
which they refused to do, whereupon the
Union men opened the fire, which was as
briskly returned, and the fire was maintained
on both sides for about an hour.
Three or four of the rebels were wounded
while in the boat at the commencement of the
fight. The boat was soon abandoned by the
rebels and it remains safely at its moorings. It
is reported that the attempt to capture it will
be repeated to-night.
The river will be closely watched by the
Union Guards, who have been reinforced by a
company from Clear Spring. The Union Com
pany from Sharpsburg is on its way up to Wil
ianisport with one or two field pieces.
From Fortress Monroe.
Progress of Defensive Preps-
PREVALENCE OF THE MEASLES AMONG
Four Thousand Secession Troops at
Yorktown, under Magruder.
'UNION HEN SEEKING PROTECTION
IN THE FEDERAL CAMP.
Southerners Flying and Abandoning
FREE NEGROES FORCED TO WORK ON
THE REBEL ENTRENCEINEN2'S.
Union Sentiment on the Increase
There are no military movements to day, of
importance. Oar: troops are transporting
heavy cannon to the rip raps, midway be
tween Fortress Monroe and the opposite shore.
Order begins Ito reign in the encampment.
One-tenth of the Vermont regiment are on the
sick list, mostly with measles.
The regiments at Newport News Puint are
to-day literally supplied with fresh provi
sions, from the want of which they have great
Notwithstanding the hard ..work in the trench
es, the Massachusetts and Vermont regiment
yesterday sent down a thousand letters for their
A gentleman who left Yorktown at 4,P. M.
yesterday, rays there were about four thousand
secession troops assembled there, but that none
are to be seen.between that point and Fortress
Monroe, a distance of 27 miles.
A stand is evidently to be made at York
town, whither the slave owners in Warwick,
York and Elizabeth city counties have been ob
liged to send half of their negroes with three
days provisions, to work on the entrenchments.
A. B. Magruder is in command.
A gentleman residing half way between
Hampton and Yorktown came into, Newport
News a tmidnight for protection, leaving behind
thirty thousand dollars worth of property.
Many families have fled, cruely, abandoning
the slaves unfit for labor. Two hundred free
negroes have been forced across James River to
work on the Rebel entrenchments.
A , prominent Union man told me to•day
that not ten men in Elizabeth City county
would now , vote for seeession, and a distlil
guished Secessionist has confessed , that him
party were ad deluded, and, that the Union
Merl are right.
SY L IBIOSH AT WILLIAMSPORT -THREE
A sl ight skirmish occurred at Williamsport
yesterday between Captain Kennedy's compauy
of the Home Guard and the Virginians.: Ulna
Virginians were wounded, but nobody was hurt
on the loyalist aide.
Mobile Blockaded by the Powhatall.
[Prom the Mobile Adrertisei. of May 28th.]
The turn of Mobile to feel her first blast of
the condign vengeance of Lincoln hasmone . at
last, for the blockade of our harbor was inangu
rate,d about eleven o'clock on yesterday morn
ing, when a large war steamer appeared, and
took her position to command the ship chan
nel entrance of the bay—coming-to about seven
miles, more or less, off Fort Morgan.
We are apprised of this fact by gentlemen
who came up from Fort Morgan yesterday. The
war vessel was seen to bring to a small craft in
the offing, before the "Carondelet" left Fort
ktoigitn with our informants.
The Fort welcomed the bhickading steamer
by displaying the United States flag—bo
was displayed union down, and floated frgm th e
staff but below the "stars and bars" of the cm
federacy. Joke on Lincoln
We are informed that the vessel alluded to
is the Powhattan.
Artorass BOSTON "NOTION."—.We read the
f o ll ow ing in the Boston Evenktg Zwracript a
few days since : -
The "Star Spangled Banner," and the na
tional hymn of " America," •-ivith 'the music
attached, have been printed on a sheet for, the
use of members of the. Legislature. Other pa
triotic hymns have also been printed for the
same 'purposa—among them Oliver Wendell
Holmes' "Army Hymn." This forenoon the
Renee:Pf Representatives, during a brief, recess,
rehearsed America,.' ; and the "Star SPaoiried,,
Banner," in`superlor style. Under the lead of
Harvey Jewell, Esq., the latter spirit-stirrifig
piece was sung in a manner vhiehrwouldt - bave
awakened the most sluggish patriotism on the
part of any listener.
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