Pennsylvania daily telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1857-1862, June 18, 1861, Image 2

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Forever float that standard sheet
Where breathes the foe but falls before us!
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,'
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us
Tuesday Afternoon, June 18, 1861.
Ex-GOVERNOR REDDER has declined the tender
of a Brigadier-Generalship in the army, prefer.
ring'to remain in civil life, where his splendid
abilities, vast leaning and great experience
will yet make him useful to his country and
still more prominent before his Countrymen.
He declined the Brigadier• Generalship, because
he could not be persuaned to accept a position
for which he did not ornsider himself fully
qualified, although his friends had every rea
son to believe him perfectly competent. This
last act prcves • his good sense, and will tend
still further to ensure him popularity.
GENERAL HARLAN, who has been appointed
to the command of the Kentucky cavalry,
raised for the service of the national govern
ment, is a native Philadelphian, well known
there, where he has long resided. He served
with high reputation in the British army in the
first Burmese war, under Pollock. Subse
que.ntly he resigned his commission, and en
gaged in •various adventures in Cabnl, during
which he commanded a division of the army
of Dost Mahomed with the most distinguished
gallantry, performing the hazardous. act of
crossing the Indian Caucasus, a height V twelve
thousand five hundred feet, with his whole
division and a train of artillery. General Har
lan is an admirable cavalry officer, has seen
much hard service, and will ts of use in the
existing war.
GENERAL SCOTT is wisely substituting light
artillery in the army for that of cavalry. He ie
induced to do this, because it requires more
than a year to drill cavalry, to render the men
proficient as riders, to make them perfect in
the various evolutions, and .to accustom the
horses to the shocks of battle, when gunpowder
has to be wasted. Light artillery will make
dreadful havoc among the knights of the
south, who, true to their instincts of aristu-
mach array themselves in the most gorgeous
attire, mount young and_untrainin_horees,and
thus caparisoned and equipped, they eipect to
intimidate the infantry troops by the splendor'
as well as glitter of their appearance. A few
round of grape, well directed and copiously
given, will soon change the courage and the
course of their silly chevaliers.
We are gratified to learn that Capt. J. Irwin
Gregg, of the Centre Guards, has been designa
ted by the Captains of ten companies now in
Camp Cartin,as the Colonel of a Regiment which
will be organized out of these same com
panies in a short time. Captain Gregg is 'a
son of Senator Andrew Gregg and a cousin of the
Governor of Pennsylvania. He wes a captain
in the Mexican war, where he won for himself
great credit, I. ot only for his gallantry and
daring, but for the display of the highest
qualities as a corm:banding officer. Personally
we know and esteem Capt. Gregg very highly.
He wins and retains his friends by the genial
ontilitics' of manliness'and urbanity, and is one
of the men who are bound to reflect credit
upon the American arms and his native state,
in any conflict in which he may hereafter, be
engaged.- • •
The" neraination of this 'gentleman, by all
parties, as the successor of the lamented Scran
ton, in the Luzerne district, is one.of the hand
somest compliments that could possibly be paid
to any man, parilcUlarly when it is remembered
that some of the best men and ablest Republi
cans in the state of Pennsylvania reside in that.
Congressional district. Mr. Wright has always
been a prominent Democrat, but early in the
infamous career of the late national adminis
tration, he took a bold stand against its corrup
tions, arrayed himself under the b...neriaised
biStephen A. Douglas, and during the memor
able struggle of that now mourned and distill
guished,statesman, with the traitors in his own
party and the rebels in the south, Mr. Wright
stood manfully: 'forward, steady in his opposi
tion to the encroachments of southern lactate
cism, :and =ardent in his support of what was
then called the "doctrine of non-intervention."
He iati : brave, bold and energetic man, and, if
tibe,to the pledgei by which he was unani
mously nominazed, Will support the policy of the
national • administration, • in its efforts to main
tain thetnion and enforce the laws. He has
supported the policy of Mr. Lincoln so far very
cordially, and is am earnest advocate for coe
don by'the Application of the law. : :.' ' .
The".editor of the Scranton American, who. is a
member;of the Republican County committee,
protests against the nomination of Mr,:: Wright,
13riihe'ground that his prominence and bitter
ness as a politician heretofore, will prevent
many candid and honorable Republicans from
voting for him. -He only asked that a man
lesiebn4lousin this particular, he did not care
fiol4 which political party) be nominated,
Mid lai would cheerfully support him. While
we are in faVor of a striallepublican organize
iiOn in" Jbe - itate, IN:e . " - truet . 'that at this time
nething - wililied‘Me to excite the ptiblic mind
unduly=—hut that some fair arrangement will
be made satisfactory to all parties in Wet 'Con- 1
gressional district.
It is not at all probable that more than seven
men out of every ten know what is really
meant by the declaration of "Dissolve the
Union." We are certain that such is the case
with the masses of the north and we are
certain, too, that not a single one of the mob
of men in . the south, who are now clamoring
and ready to die in the cause of disuniori, ap
preciate the results which would assuredly fol
low such a consummation. From a Union of
the American states, the people have not only
derived their political equality, but they have
gained alike their social excellence and reli
gions freedom. The idea of being ranked as
political equals, does hot constitute the free
dom of man. We might have the right to
vote, and still be deprived of the right of re
presentation, and we might have the right
of representation and be utterly powerless to
legislate in .a manner conducive to our social
welfare and political prosperity, with the fatal
power of the veto forever suspended over our
deliberations. But such is not the condition
in the plan and operations of the government
existing by virtue of the American Union. In
the Union there is an equality running through
all the ramifications of parties and society—
an.equality, however that must be maintained
_by the merits of men, and not vouchsafed to
them in birth, purchased title, or royal prefer
ences. The organization of society is such,
that distinctions, if any one are attempted,
cannot last long—they fade before the inexora
ble changes of a still more inexorable competi
tion for wealth, position and power. In wealth
this is- particularly the case. The millions
that one man may and can amass are certain
to be squandered by, the heirs he leaves behind
him, or as often lost by himself before the end
of his days, in the wild pursuit of the very
srpeeniation which at first crowned him with
bonds and deeds, mortgages and money. The
pcDr man of to-day is the millionare of to.
morrow. The palaces which fortune's favorites
erect to their vanity and for their dissipation,
are scarcely ever occupied by a second genera
tion, in the same line of descent—unless it be
as man or maid - servant. • All these changes,
some great, others small, tend to the develop
ment and strengthening of society. What con
stitutes society thus great, also contributes to
the power of politics—and as our political
system is, strengthened and enlarged and
extended—granting to el what a few in other
lands monopolise—the individual rights and
happiness of all men are' equally guarded and
elevated, until equality becomes a meritorious
achievement for all men.
But dissolve the Union. Let it be under.
stood that these compact states are permanent
ly and forever severed—made antagonists by a
conflict of faith, want and interest--belliger
ant when they should be reciprocal—jealous and
envious when they should be confiding and
mutually sustaining—let this be accomplished,
as it assuredly would be by a dissolution of tbe
Union, and where would be the security of
society f—where would be the sanctity of our
sAngien_the_neace of our communities and the
meritorious equality us -.aro iv—
the handl, of a mob—in less than one year in
the hands of a mob as desperate and sanguinary
as ever drenched the streets of Paris with
blood, or made Rome howl like a wilderness in
desolation. There would and could be no
peace of society—simply because of the eternal
efforts of ambitious men ' contract that socie
ty or mould it to their intlrcnts and obedience.
There would be no law to last any longer than
it suited the passions of a mob or the interests
of those in power. There would be no security
in person, other than that gained by a strong
arm or swift foot. There would be no right of
property beyond that of possession, and tha."
Would only last while there was might in ti.a
possessor to maintain the right. There would
be no open profession of relig,:on save such as
would be prescribed and controlled by bigots
and fanatics. And there cmld be no avoiding
any of these calamities by a dissolution of the
Union. It is well therefore to ponder these
results that must assuredly follow such a disso
lution. As we do this, we . are nerved for the
conflict that has been forcs.l on us—and we are
convinced, too, that we would far better perish
on the battle field, than survive to drag out a
miserable existence amid the chaos and gloom
of a destroyed Union.
Vie Media Tribune, the influential organ of the
Republicans of Orange. county, N. Y., in the
course of an able article on the national ad
ministration, pays the following handsome
compliment to the secretary of War :
Thus far the course of the President more
than meets the expectations of the country,
and proves Abraham Vricoln to be an honest,
capable man. The selection of his cabinet was
a success, and to the industry of its prompt
and ,efficient members we owe, in a grs.t de
gree, our present s-..fety and flattering condi
tion. In each depstment .there seems to
be infused a new life and a determination
to do_ all in their power to sustain the
Government. The most important post in
the cabinet, under existing circumstances, is
the office of Secretary of War. Vest and com
plicated are the interests' entrusted to this
officer. Let him fail and the. Government at
once becomes crippled and at the power of
its enemies. Secretary Cameron hrz showed
himself to be an able and indefatigable work
er. He has given his personal attention to all
matters coming under tie cognisance of his
office: His industry and perseverance have
seconded the efforts of Gen. Scott, and tended
to preserve the confidence of the American
people in the Government. By his prompt
and efficient course, by hls gallantry and pa ,
triotism in noticing the death of the lamented
Douglas, he he 3 won for himself a proud place
in the affections of the American people, and in
the history of this country.
Tns NATIONAL Imumencra says that tie
president' of the Chesapeake , and Ohio Can:-
list Week visited the camp at Herper's Ferry,
to endeavor to stop the destruction of the pro
perty of his company. . He reached Dam No.
4, Williamsport, while the fight was going on
between' the Marylanders and Virginians—the
latter en4avoring to destroy the dam, and the
former' to defend it . . He crossed the river
under 'it flag 'of trtice, and demanded to' be
taken te'llerfer's Ferry An esco't of twelie
Men Wait - iniiiiislied; wl o conductO h im t°
Gen. Johnston, the commander c& the some-
Sign forces. Ile remonstrated against the de
pennoptuattia Mailp ettgapt), itutobag lfttritoon, June 18, 1861.
ettuction of the dams, boats and other pro
perty of the company, claiming that they were
the property of Marylanders, and should be
exempt from seizure ar,d destruction. Gen.
Johnston replied that his orders were positive
to destroy all property that could in any way
be made to benefit the United States forces,
and-that it was, all nonsense to talk of the
property belonging to Maryland. He should
therefore obey his instructions, and destroy
everything he could reach.
At the meeting of the Lebanon Conference of
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of East Penn
sylvania, held in Schuylkill Haven, on the 11th
inst., the following preamble and resolutions
were unanimously adopted
Whereas, A long-cherished and wicked scheme
for the destruction of our National Union has
at length been fully developed, and has ex
hibited itself in its true character by a series
of stupendous crimes on the part of unprinci
pled political leaders, embracing robbery, per
jury, and the whole catalogue of enormities .
that combine to constitute the vilest record of
treason that stains :he page of history ; and
Whereas, The pi nciple, put forward in justi
fication of these out ages, is one that, if suffered
to prevail, would not only rend our glorious
' Union into fragments and inaugurate an inter
minable series of sang,uln , ry and fratricidal
wars between rival sections, but would under
, mine and overturn the whole fabric of civil
society and social order, and reduce our coun
try to a condition of absolute analblay, in which
no law would be held sacred and no rights re
spected ; and
Whereas, The success of such an insurrection
against the duly constituted authorities of the
land, and of such unheard of treason against
the mildest and most beneficient government
on ean:,, would at the same time destroy the
foandatons of our dearly cherished religious
I liberty and retard indefinitely the progress of
christen civilization and of all efforts for the
evangelization of the world ; therefore
Resolved, That, in the opinion of this Confer
ence, it is the duty of all true patriots to rally
around the standard of their country and con
tend for the continuance of our Nation's life,
againtit the deadly assaults of its foes.
Resolved, That, in our opinion; it is the duty
of all true christians, at whatever sacrifice of I
treasure and even of life itself, to contend for
the maintenance of those principles of civil and
religious liberty that were triumphantly estab
lished by our fathers, and which it is our
solemn obligation to hand down unimpaired to
our posterity.
Resolved, That whilst relying upon the indle
putable justice of our. cause, and confidently
looking to God for his providential interference
in our behalf, by confounding the counsels of
, our foes and guiding our armies to victory, we
should too bear in mind that our first duty is
that of implicit and unwavering submission to
our Heavenly Father's will, a conscientious
obedience to all his holy commands, that true
patriotism and true piety ever go hand in hand.
Resolved, That we therefore look with sorrow
and pain upon the open disregard of the Lord's
day manifested by our military authorities in
the holding of unnecessary military reviews,
&c., and earnestly beseech them to avoid all
needless display and labor on the divinely ap
pointed day of rest.
Resolved, That recognizing the hand of Divine
Providence in all the affairs of men and of na
tions, we humbly acknowledge our desert of
chastisement for our national sins, and beseech
our Heavenly Father to overzule this awful
scourge for our purifieation and complete re
generation, though it be by a baptism - of fire
and breeci.
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of East Penn
sylvania, held at Lower Merlon, also on the
11th inst., the following action wee taken:
Whereas, The government of the United
States, foundcd by the hit, the treasure, and
the blood of the paLlots of the revolution, and
tested by the exp3rience of more than eighty
years, is confes - dly the l s;neficent system
of government that a kind Providence Ems ever
bestowed on man, affording dignity and securi
ty to the magistrate, unitsd with the most en
larged and compreheivive fLcsdom to the citi
zen, in which all Gcctlons have alike freely and
honorably participated; and
Whereas, This government is assailed by cer
tain sectional combinations with an unjustifi
able rebellion, which menaces its total over
throw, and thus threatens to extinguish the
light of civil liberty in our land: be it, there
Resolved, That we esteem the expression of
Our sentiments on this momentous subject as
not only a dictate of patriotism, but also a
moral and religious duty, sanctioned alike by
our personal convictions, and by the Word: of
Resolved, That as well in our individual as in
our ecclesiastive capacity, we record it as our
sincere conviction, that the men who are - now
in arms against our, .nation, to destroy it, are
under the dominion of evil counsels, and that
their efforts should be met by the unyielding
resistance of every lover of civil and religous
Resolved, That as the present national admin-
istration was chosen and inaugurated accord.
ing to the requirements of the constitution and
lawsi- and is therefore among the "powers or
dained of God," our sincere and heartfelt sym
pathies cluster around it in this seeson of peril,
and that our fervent prayers shell continue. `5
be offered to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe,
that He may crown its efforts for the praerva
tion of our Government with success, and that
God may bless the brave men who have gone
forth to protect our national flag from dishonor,
and our national name from extinction.
Resolved, That whilst we fervently play for
our friends, we.would not forget the scriptural
injunction of praying, also, for our enemies. Our
earnest prayer to God in their behalf is, that
they may speedily see the error of their ways,
submit to the laws, disband their armies,: and
as goal citizens, return to their homez, there
to pursue the avocations of peace and industry.
[Correspondence of the Telegraph,]
Ferursrowx, MD., June 16, 1861.
When I left Harrisburg with the Cameron
Guards I promised to give you an occasional
note of our march into the enemy's country,
and I intend to do so as the opportunity pre
sents itself. Yesterday morning we left ,Camp
Chambers en route for the Franklin railroad, in
the ears of which we were loaded withontmuch
ceremony, and then proceeded by steam to
Green Castle, where we stopped to take Wood
and water,: and just long enough too, to afford
me a fine opportunity to examine the: town.
Our reception in Green Castle wes very enthu
siastic, and if the people in Maryland: are
equally devoted to the Union, there .13.-no
doubting their places in this fight. We re ac hed
Hagerstown about 10 o'clock where we were
also enthusiastically received. The display of
the stars and stripes in Hagerstown from house
tops, trees, sign-posts and other prominent
points, is a good indication of the loyalty of its
Our encampment is located three miles from
Hagerstown, and one mile rrom Fankatown.
While parsing through Fun.ketown we captured
an old- iron , cannon, mountcd. on .the hind
wheels of an old; agon; which seemed: to he a
relic of a pest age: The cannon iii - now
ed in front of the tent Of Col.. Yohe,.Where
le an object cf great cariosity and interest. ,
OCr encampmentiu.beautifully Ideate; and
is surrounded with• eve4rcenvinience'nf weed,
water and a good market. The Begimente
composing Camp Cameron are the Ist, 2d, 3d
and 24th, the Philadelphia City Troop, M'-
Mullen's Rangers, Scott Legion,. and several
companies of U. S. Regulars ere on the march
to join this encampment.
I am requested by the officers and men of the
Ccateron Guards to return their thanks to
C aorge Bergner, for his donation of letter paper
ao.,d envelopes to this :ampany. Those who
rtzeemta the soldier while he is abroad in the
serviel of his conicity, and endeavor to supply
what to others 833 MS a small want, but
which to us is really an important one, is un
consciously doing his country and its defenders
the greatest favor. w. A. P.
-Later and Important from
Fortress Monroe.
The Rifled Cannon Brought to
Bear on Sewell's Point.
Three hundred Zmaves, under Lieut. Col=
Warren, ac:3mpanicd by Capt. Smith of the
Topographical Engineers, left this morning to
reconnoitre the vicinity of Big Bethel, and up
the route to Yorktown.
They took artillery and two days' rations.
Gen. Butler has directed several guns to be
rifled, as soon-e:s possible, for the Sawyer shell.
Guns have' been placed on board the Cata
line, she having been fired at by the rebel tug
boat from Sewell's Point.
Men can to-day be seen at work on Sewell's
Point probably constructing a water battery.
The rifled gun on the Ripraps will be brought
to bear on them. A battery of light artillery
will be got in readiness es coon as possible.
Lieut. Butler and others procssded t) Big
Bethel tc day with a flag of truce for the bcdy
of Major Winthrop. The rebels are understocd
ICJ cmcentrating a large force near Sewell's
point, two steamers on the James river being
ergagTl in tratsprting trcops.
There is every evidence here of a forward
movement, and Gen. Butler has infused great
energy into every department.
Firing Between the Rebel and Gov
ernment Troops.
WASHLNGTON, June 18. -
The Siar extra outains, the following, latest
;.out Col. Storrs command
CONES.D'S FERRY, east side of Montgomery
county, Md., June 17, 1861.—T0 day the ene
my have been practicing upon us, to no, pur
pose, however, from
.three or four six pounders
planted on the other side: of the river, firing
many rounds at the portion of Col. Stone's
command stationed here.
The total force of the enemy opposite to us is
judged to be abut 800. strong. mere fire WB9
returned ;Jona the rFiLd pieces by some twenty
picked marksmen, who in the course of their
firing brought down one of the gunners.
The distance across is so great, however, that
even rifled muskets are of litle avail except by
chance shots. Col. Stone's command are well
and anxious to get to quarters with the
ery county, M. D., June 18.—There are about
one hundred of the enemy cave:l7'in sight on
the south side of the Potomac river, about a
mile and three quarters f:om us.::'
These are mostly visible around a defensive
work they have thrown up, evidently to com
mand the road leading from the ferry here to
Lsesburg and Dansville. Col. Everett com
mands here, and the troops under him are in
fine spirits. . .
As a part of Colonel Kallman's regiment' of
the reserve corps were returning from the
Worth Missouri Railroad, about 11 o'clock-this
morning, when opposite the Recorder's court
room, on Seventh street, between . Olive and
Locust, a company near the rear of the line
suddenly wheeled and discharged their rifles,
aiming chiefly at the windows . ior the Record
er's &nut and theSecorid istory'orthe adjoining
house, killing four citizens, mortally wound
ing two, and slightly injuring one.
The statements regarding the cause of the
firing are very conflicting; one being that a
pistol shot was fired'froin a, Window of a house
on the corner of Seventh and Lccust streets,
which took effect in the shoulder of one of the
captains, when be gave the word to fire. An
other is that a soldier accidentally discharged
his rifle in the racks, at which the whole com
pany became frigtened and discharged a full
volley int) the crowd on the sidewalk and win
dows of the houses.
The Recorder's Court was in session,' and the
room was crowded with prisoners...and specta
tors. Policeman Pratt was shot in the side and
died in ten minutes. Deputy Marshal Franso
received three balls in his, legs, and will un
doubtedly die. The navies of the other - per
sons who were killed on the pavement below
have not been ascertained.
The windciw just behind the Recorder's•derk
wee riddle,d witn bullets, and the broken glees
was scattered aver hie desk. •
The bodies of the killed were removed to the
residences of their fnniilies. A thorough in
vestigation of the affair will be bad, when full
particulars will be given.
. . • ~.Nser Yontc, June 18.
The steamship • Bavaria has-arrived:;:from
Bremen and Southampton, bringing fifty thon- ;
'sand stand of rifles for the Unitod Statefjov
A Number of the Federal Troops
Flight of the Engineer - with the Rail
road Train.
Our Troops left Exposed to a Raking
Fire from Masked Batteries.
Four Thousand Rebels ' Troops at
The Masked Batteries at Vienna to be
The Washington papers of this morning
state that a train of cars was dispatched from
Alexandria yesterday afternoon to Vienna,
taking Col. McCook's first Ohio regiment, ac
companied by Gen. Schenck. They dropped
companies along the line and reachzd Vienna
with only three companies, when a masked
battery was opened upon them, killing and
wounding, according to the Inteiligencer, two
The Republican says a number were killed and
wounded, and when the messenger left the
three companies were preparing to anault the
battery. Large reinforcements wore sent out
to their relief, but no later tidings had been
received. .
[By telegraph from Camp to Lieut. General
Left camp with 668 rank and file, and twenty
field and company officers, in pursuance
of General McDowell's orders, to go upon this
expedition, with the available force of one of
my (regiments, the regiment selected being
the first Ohio volunteers. Left two companies,
I and K, in the aggregate one hundred and
thirty-five men, at Crossing of Roads. Send
Lieutenant Colonel Parrot, with two companies
of 117 men, to Falls Church, and to patrol
roads in that direction. Stationed two com
panies, D and F, 135 men, to guard the rail
road and bridge between the crossing and
Vienna, proceeded slowly to Vienna with four
companies—company E, Capt. Paddock ; com
pany C, Lieut. Woodward, (afterwards joined
by Capt. Pease;) company Cr, Capt. Bailey ;
company H, Capt.. Hazlett. Total 275 men.
Oa turning the curve slowly within one quarter
of a mile of Vienna, we were fired upon by rak
ing masked batteries—l think three guns w:fa
shells, round shot and grape—killing and
wounding men on the platform and in the cars,
before the train could be stopped. When tae
train stopped the engineer could not, on ac
count of clamage to some part of the running
machinery, draw the train out of the fire. The
engine being in the rear, we left the cars and
retired to the right and left of the trail through
the woods.
ranaing-tnat rue enemy - a bmsturives .Nvrac, Duo
tained by what appeared about a regiment of
infantry, and by cavalry, which force we have
since understood to have been fifteen hundr; - 3
South Carolinians, we fell ba± along the rail
road, throwing out skirmishers on both flanks.
This was about seven P. M. Thus we returned
slowly, bearing offour wounded, five milsa to
this point, which we reached at ten o'clock.
CAM:MMUS --Capt. Hazlett's companny H.,
two known to be killed, three wounthi and
five missing ; Capt. Belly's, company G., three
killed, two wounded end two missing ;
Paddock's, company E., one officer slightly
wounded ; Capt. Pease and two missing.
The engineer, when the men left the cars,
instead of retiring slowly, as I ordered, de
te,:ted his engine with one pasasnger :ar from
the rest of the disabled train, and abandoned
us, running to Alexandria, and we have heard
nothing from him since. Thee we were de
prived of a rallying point and of means of ac
companying the wounded, who had to be carried
on litters and in blankets. We wait here,
holding the road, for reinforcements. The
enemy did not pursue,
I have ascertained that the enemy's force at
Fairfax Court House, four miles - from Vienna,
is now-about 4,0C0. - - -
When all the batteries opened upon us, Ma
jor Hughey was at his station on the formost
platform car. Col. McCook wa with me in
one of the passenger cars. Both these officers,
with others of the commissioned officers, and
many of the men, behaved most nobly under
this galling fire which we could not return, and
from batteries which we could not flank or
turn, from the nature of the ground.
The approach to Vienna is through a deep
long cut on the railway. In leaving the cars
and before they could rally, many of my men
lost their haversacks or blankets, but brought
off all their muskets except it may be a few
that were destroyed by the enemy's first fire, or
lost with the killed.
ST. Lours,. June 17
The train which went to the relief of the
Ohio troops, containing the lst and 2ud Con
necticut regiments,proceeded as far asfour miles
this side of Vienna, where they met the rem
nants of Ohio trcops at four o'clock this morn
It appears that after .the engine left last
night, and nineteen rounds were fired, the
rebels made no farther demonstration, and the
Ohio companies retired. Mr. Dorman, em
ployed as brakeman on the road, who was the
only one of the employees who started with the
train, says the attack was made about half
past four yesterday afternoon, and the rebels
had planted their cannon immediately at the
carve of the road, which is straight for some
It is supposed the rebels apprehended meet
ing a larger force, and that the Ohio companies
were only the advanced guard. Of the milita
ry-movements consequent on these proceed•
ings, it is improper to speak.
Account from Arlington to-day say that
Gen. Schenck is now there, and that the attack
was from troops from Centreville, with, it is
confidently thought, no ulterior object.
So Us as can be ascertained, on what is be
lieved to be good authmity, the following - are
among_the - Allied - and woundvi : Of the Ohio
troops, killed John Bames and Daniel Sullivan,
both of company G ; wounded, Mercer of
company H—in a dying condition, his arm hav
ing been shot off. Privates Volmer end Smith
ofvompany G. One of them killed sad three
of them:imp:del:l7Bre brought to Alexandria,
a n , dtwiciof the wounded were taken to the Wash-•
i ng ;en hoSpitsl lad Right
Killed and Wounded.
Fairfax Court House•
ROBERT [Signed C. SCR d
YKEcg t
Brigadier General
From Western Virginia.
Threatened Attack on Cumberland,
Delegates to the Wheeling Conven
tion Imprisoned.
lanArrox, Va., June 17.
A report reached Cumberland yesterday that
the rebel troops were marching from Romney
to attack the Federal forces and burn the city.
An intense excitement was produced, but up to
this time they have not made their appeprance.
A letter received from Cumberland states
that the telegraph wires and poles on the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad, from Martinsburg to
Harper's Ferry, have been carried away by the
rebels. It also states that the delegates tl the
Wheeling Convention, from Berkley and Jeff,,r
son-counties, have been imprisoned at Charles
town, Virginia.
It is not yet known what movement is con
templated from this point.
Recruits from the surrounding counties
the Vrginia Union reaiments are largely on
the increase.
Plan for Attacking Arlington Heights
A scouting party of the sixty-ninth regi
ment, on returning to camp at one o'clock
this afterncm, captured seven rebsl soldiers,
one of whom was a c:lptain, and upon whose
person was found the roll of his regiment and
a diagram and details of a plan for an attack
on Arlington Heights.
Arrival at Frederick—Seizure of Seces-
slon Flags.
FREDERICK, Md., June 18
The Rhode Island regiment, from RagerF . -
town, arrived here this morning, as indicated
last night. They were well received by the
citizens, and will leave at noon for Washing
ton. They seized several secession flags here,
causing some excitement among Secessionists.
but no disturbance.
- • New abaertisements.
THE ROOMS now occupied by the Post
Office. POS.T.33SiOri given on the first of July. En
quire of jelBdtf GEORGE W. PORTER.
Harrisburg, June 18, 1861.
Sealed prop isals will be received at the office
until three o'clock on the 26th day of June,
1861 for colors deliverable at this office as re
quired, said proposals to be publicly opened at
the time and place named, and the successful
bidder to be announced 311 thereafter es
convenient the right being reserved to the
State to increase or diminish the number and
quantity of any or ai) of the several kinds of
colors, required, viz :
1 National Color for U. S. Artillery.
40" " "U. S. Infantry.
1 Regimental " "U. S. Artillery.
40 " " "U. S. Infantry.
all to be in every respect as described in the TJ.
S. Army Regulat'mes paragraphs No's 1369,
1370 except that the arms of Pennsylvania are
to to embroidered on the National Colors,in the
centre or the - Linton, therr size not to exceed one
fourth of its area and the 34 stars to be arranged
syaimetrirally around them, and that on the
Regimental ,:olors the arms of Pennsylvania of
same dimensions are to be embroidered in ui
per coiner near pike ; all t, be entirely
plete with pike, spear, ferule, cords, taLzels,
fringe, ready for 11:3 and marked with No. and
name of Regiment according to regulations
shove mentlonsd ; also for
1 National Color for Rifle Regiment,
1 Regimental " " " gg
as above described for Infantry colors, except
the No. and name of Regiment are to; be em
broidered in gold instead of silver and that
green will be used instead of blue in all p.rtg
except the field of the Union in National Color ;
to be complete ready for use and marked as
above mentioned ; also for
1 Standard for Cavalry Regiment,
10 Guidons "_ "
as described in paragraphs 1372 and 1373 of U.
S. Army Regnlatiops, the arms of Pennsylva
nia, of suitable dimensiona, to be embroidered
on each ; to be complete, ready for use, and
marked as above mentioned. Sketches of the
manner in which the arms of this State will be
inserted in each kind of color and guildon, will
be submitted with each proposal. Each propo
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adding on each flag such other inscriptions in
letters of same material, as name of regiment,
as may be required.
The workmanship and materials must, in
every color, be equal to 11. S. standard patterns.
Proposals for colors on which the decoratior 3
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Hundreds or Millions Pounds Sterling
&c., waiting claimants. A Catalogue of the heirs,
andnames of those to whom letters should be addressed
in Fngland, will be sent post froe, on receipt of 60 Cents,
in stamps, or two for $l. Old claims must be uretentcd
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