Pennsylvania daily telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1857-1862, November 27, 1861, Image 2

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Fai ever float that standard sheet I
Where breathes the foe but falba before us!
With t'reedoin's roll beneath our feet,
Andrreedom , s banner streaming o'er u 1
Wednesday Afternoon, Noveiliber 27,1861.
To-morrow, Thursday, November 28, 1861, in
obedience to the proclamation of the Governor
of Pennsylvania, the day will be observed as an
occasion of general thanksgiving and praise, to
the God who created and, during years of pros
perity and peace, preserved us as a nation.—
The policy which dictates the setting apart of
one day in the year, for the purpose of render
ing thanks for blessings enjoyed and benefits
promised, is alike a tribute to the Christian
spirit of the age and an evidence of our own
gratitude as a Christian people. It is befitting
for us to do so because by it we remind our
selves how weak we are as individuals, how de
pendant we are .as a people on that Supreme
Power which is high above all earthly authori
ty, and how, amid our trials and dangers, our
own deceit and dereliction, the woes we have
are of our own creation, while the advantages
and blessings we enjoy come alone from God.-m-
Thus, in the hour of our civil strife, God has
had no hand in the dismemberment of our once
glorious and compact Union. He has bad no
influence in the guiding of the rancorous spirit
which now antagonises brothers, arouses ani
mosity between friends, and beleagures localities
where commerce and trade, legislation and so
cial intercourse assisted in strengthening by
friendly reciprocity, the bands of our political
Union God's work has been one of infinite
and divine mercy—bidding the seasons to train
their fruits and fructify. in abundance—filling
our graneries with the products of rich harvests
--bleSsing the land with health—enlightening
the people to deeds of mercy and to efforts of
salvation. Such are God's works, and for
these, not only to-morrow, but to-day and at all
times, we must render thanks and praise or sink
by out ingratitude into a deeper disgrace than that
into which our perverseness has now plunged us
as a nation.
We trust that the day will be made one of
rational and dignified thanksgiving and praise,
and not be perverted into an occasion of riotous
debauchery and gluttonous feasting. The
gratification of the appetite is not the tribute of
thanks such as can be acceptable in the sight of
God—nor can the letting loose of the passions
be regarded. as praise such as either elevates a
man's soul or pleases his God. It is the tribute
of praise in honest acknowledgement of God's
gifts by a rational happiness, that is acceptable
—and in such praises, even amid the gloom of
the nation and the political destruction which
seems impending, we must indulge or our
thanksgiving will be of no avail.
THE ARROGANCE displayed by the rebel Presi
dent Davis, in his message to the rebel Con
gress, was appropriately followed by the an
nouncement that the rebel capital at Richmond
would be removed to Nashville, Tenn. There
is more in the fact of this removal, than most
people will be able at first to discover. From
the beginning, the object has been to keep this
war out of-the cotton states. In view of the
success of this object, Viiginia was selected es
the seat of Wair, and Richmond made the rebel
capital to tickle the pride of the F. F. V's.—
The removal from Charleston was gracefully
acquiesced iin by the South Carolina rebels,
because with the capital they imagined went
also the danger of invasion. But since the
operations of the federal fleet have made
it apparent that Richmond would be attacked
from the south, and after its capture the de
molition of the works at Manassas made
the work of mere amusement for the federal
forces, the rebel government seek by the re
moval of their .capital to remove the war also
from North and South Carolina. There is no
doubt that this is the object, and there is less
doubt of, its, failure. The war on the coast is
the attack of the vulnerable part of secession.
By invading the Carolinas, eastern Virginia ex
poses its weakness—loyal men in that section
become aroused—the Union feeling spreads and
pervades the masses, and these causes together
conspire to hurry the removal of the rebel cap
ital. It will thus be seen that within the very
heart of the slave states, the rebel rulers are
fearful to trust themselves. Surely treason is
poverty stricken when its adherents and repre
sentatives are compelled to wander like vaga
bonds over a country they profess to have con
JEFF. DAVIS, in his la.te message, says that the
blockade is totally inefficient, and proposes to
invoke the aid Of European nations in breaking
it up. On the other hand, Yancey, in his
speech to the fishmongers at'London, says that
the confederate states, "though cut off by block
ade from all foreign trade, have been able—from
their 'internal' resources alone—to equip and
maintain in the field an army of over 250,000
troops." There is 'a considerable variance be
t weep master and than in this case.
The meeting of this body, in this city, has
excited considerable attention, from the in
terest with which every movement connected
with the cause of education is invested ; and
during the three days of its session the proceed
ings of the Convention have been distinguished
for a zeal and an ability deserving of the im
portant objects the deliberations of the delegates
are designed to attain. In the work of free
education, Pennsylvania is among the first
s tates of the Union, both as to the extent of the
arrangements to secure such benefits to the
children of the masses, and the ability and char
acter of those engaged in the work. The sys
tem, too, which is now in force and operation
is decidedly the best yet adopted by any com
monwealth, and when the teachers, from the
highest to the lowest, throughout all the grades
of schools in the state,b egin to view, their voca
tion as a profession of great practical utility,
the result will be seen in the increase of-educa
tion, the elevation and enobling of labor by the
refinement and enlightening of its votaries
through the same system of education, which,
however perfect we may now regard it, is still
yet in its infancy when we compare it with the
improvements and advances that are being
made in the other pursuits of mankind. There
fore, we trust that the result of the deliberations
of the State Educational Convention may be en•
tirely practical. The State Superintendent,
Hon. Thomas H. Burrowes, is one of the most
experienced and practical men in the country on
the subject of education, to whcse early devo
tion we are indebted for most of the present
practical effects of our system of education, and
to whose present labcirs we trust the people of
the future may point with the same pride that
we of the present regard his services and labors
in this cause.
Our reports of the proceedings of the Conven
tion are full and complete, to which we direct,
the earnest attention of the reader.
The following circular letter was addressed
severally to Hon. Galasha A. Grow, Speaker of
the House of Representatives, Hon. H. B.
Wright, of the same body, and Hon. Edgar
Cowan, of the 11. S. Senate, by Gov. Curtin,
requesting that they act as a committee to de
liver the flags to the various Pennsylvania reg
iments without regimental flags in the vicinity
of Washington city. We suggested on Mon
day la,st that something of the kind be done,
and we are therefore pleased to note the prompt
response which the Governor has made to our
suggestions by appointing this committee. The
letter explains the manner in which the flags
are to be presented :
Harrisburg, Nov. 27th, 1861
:—The Legislature at the last ses
sion directed the Governor to procure standards
for the Pennsylvania regiments, raised for the
service of the Government of the United States
during the existing rebellion. I have accor
dingly already presented flags to several regi
ments at their respective camps, but the heavy
and unremitting pressure of my public duties
here prevents me from leaving Harrisburg at
this time, and thus compels me to forego the
pleasure of meeting in person the other regi
ments which have gone. I request therefore
that in my stead you will present these flags to
such regiments in the field as have not yet re
ceived them, assuring the brave men of Penn-
sylvania, who have given themselves to the
military service of their country, in aid of right
and justice, that they have the hearty applause
and sympathy of their fellow-citizens, and that
this Commonwealth expects them to do their
duty, and to reflect honor on her by gaining re
nown for themselves.
Very respectfully, .
Your obedient servant,
Hon, G. A. GRow.
NORTHERN WOMAN in Baltimore are'complain
ed of as being the most rancorous and implaca
ble opponents of the federal authority. They
are represented as having been raised, educated•
and married in the north, and therefore, should
be imbued with some regard at least for those
institutions which refuse to recognize slavery
as a safe basis for the structure of society. But
the reverse is the case and condition of a large
majority of these women, and we have the au
thority of a Baltimore cotemporary.for declar
ing that much of the spirit which provoked
the mobs of that city into a collision with the'
federal troops,was attributable to the encourage
ment of such women.. We can excuse for a mo
ment the women of the south,those born under
and educated near the institution of slavery, and
after having imbibed a prejudiced attachment
for its provisions—we can excuse such as th ese for
their violence, but when we hear of northern
women and northern men engaging in the
worst of rebellions and treason, we are ready to
judge them at once as meriting a punishment
harsher than any that has yet been devised for
the crimes of the wicked. And this Punish
ment is in store for such as these, as certain as
their actions are brought before the proper tri
bunal of an outraged nation.
Noarueamort aid Accomac counties, Virginia,
which have been invaded by Gen. Dix's army,
and where, on the approach of the Union for
ces, the militia threw down_ their, arms and
hoisted the National Flag, embraces a small
peninsula, separated by the Chesapeake from
the mainland of the Old Dominion. It is, in
fact, a tongue of land, attached to Maryland,
and should have been a portion of that state.—
It is commonly known as "the Eastern Shore"
of Virginia. The peninsula seems to be thor
oughly sick of secession.
Beauregard, as well as the fort named in honor
of the notorious, if not illustrious, rebel -Gen
eral, who manufactured that surname, has been
taken, and is now in the possession of the Na
tionaeGovernment. It will make an interest
ing trio when the magnificent warrior is added
to the list of captives. Three is a magic num
ber, is only necessary for General B. to
fall into the hands of the federal troops to make
it complete. . •
A MORTAR FLEET is RhOttly to start from
New York, to consist-of twelve schooners, owned
by the government and already filled for ordi
nary armaments. These schooners can. eater
inlets and proceed up streams not navigable for
larger craft, and in the.. expedition proposed,
will be very effective in the destruction ofr abet
batteries and entrenchments: The fleet • will
sail in a few weeks:
pettnegluanta Malty elegraph, tUantsbav 'Afternoon, - November 27. 1861
From the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
From the Baltimore Patriot, Nov. 25.
The schooner John Cooper, Captain Kelso,
arrived here this morning from Pongoteague,
Accomac county, Virginia, with a cargo of wheat,
corn, oats, potatoes and peas. This is the first
arrival from that section since the embargo has
been removed.
We had a conversation with Captain Kelso
on board his vessel, and he .furnished us with
some interesting information in relation to the
condition of affairs in that section of Virginia.
His vessel has been lying at Pongoteague since
May last, and he was unable to leave until the
present sink his vessel in order to block up the
channel, time. He says the rebels at one time
threatened to, but they were induced to forego
their intention ; and he was glad when the op
portunity presented itself that he was enabled
to resume his trips to this port, to which he has
been for some time a regular trader.
Captain Kelso states that since the arrival of
General Lockwood and the Federal troops the
dispersion and disorganization of the rebel force
in the neighborhood has been complete. The
people are also happy and contented under the
new order of things, so different from which
they had been compelled to submit for some
time past. They have been led to believe by
the Secessionists that the "Yankees," as they
were derisively called, were coming
for the purpose of committing - the great
est outrages upon persons and proper
ty, and freeing all the negroes ; but, as soon as
Gen. Dix's proclamation was circulated and
read, and the conduct of the troops had come
to be understood, they were satisfied that they
had been deceived, and there was a great
change in the sentiments of even many who
heretofore sympathized with Secessia. So great,
indeed, was this change, that Captain K. says
the people would, as soon as the opportunity
offered, go almost unanimously for the Union.
Many necessaries of life have been exhorbi:
tant high in Accomac and Northampton coun
ties, but now that communication has been
opened, hopes were entertained that the people
would be better supplied. Grain of all kinds
was fortunately very low, so that there was no
actual suffering among the people.
Up to the period of General Lockwood's ar
rival, constant communication had been kept
up with Richmond, and the man who had regu
larly carried the mail to that place had made a
large amount of money ; but this source of re
venue has been completely cut off, and his game
is now "blocked." Capt. Kelso has been visit
ed by several prominent Union men since his
arrival, and has been welcomed by them in the
warmest manner. He is a good Union man,
and has alwas been so from the beginning, and
is, of course, greatly rejoiced that he halt been
restored to that Union which he so dearly prizes.
We extract the following paragraphs from the
Richmimd Dispatch of the 20th instant :
YANKEE BOOKS.—We are informed by one of
our principal publishers, that the demand for
Yankee books is not affected by the war, and that, a
few days ago, he had an order for a considera
ble number of Yankee arithmetic although his
shelves are filled with a work by an eminent
Southern scholar, which is confessed to be the
best in the language.
If the south is to continue a commercial tri
butary of the north--if, above all, it is to look
to the north for the education of its children, it
is a subject and dependent province, and noth
ing more or less, no matter by what mocking
name of freedom it is deluded.
How long a war will it require to win this
people from dependence.upon the north ? Better
it should last forever than that the priceless
blood already shed should have been shed in
vain. We have no reason to fear the north in
war ; but when the army of bayonets becomes
converted into an army of drummers, the struc
ture of southern independence will be subject to
a test more severe and terrible than any which
Scott or McClellan are able to apply.
As soon as this war is over, a Northern horde
of salesmen will overrun the land, or come here
to live, and vote down our liberties at the polls.
If we do not make provision in our laws to pre
vent these objects, Southern independence is an
idle dream.
There is stated to lie some heart-burning in
the surrounding country toward Memphis, on
account of the high, we may permit ourselves
to say, the extortionate prices which salt has
The following particulars are given by a cor
respondent, whose letter is published in the
'Memphis Appeal of the 14th inst.
"A most psinful accident occurred here, late
yesterday afternoon, being the explosion of the
big pivot gun, the 124-pounder that has so fre
quently made the hills and valleys, for thirty
miles around Columbus, re-echo with its potent
voice, The gun had been loaded during the
progress of the battle of the 6th, while hot, but
no opportunity offering itself, in the latter part
Of the day, to use it to advantage against the
enemy, it was allowed to remain loaded up to
yesterday afternoon. I am told that General
'McGowan assured the gunners that the piece
would explode, supporting himself by a lucid
explanation of the principles upon which he
based his supposition ; but the huge propor
tions of the guns were supposed to be sufficient
protection to those around against the mine of
saltpetre embedded in the breach, and the gun
was fired, exploded, and caught the magazine
belonging to the piece, which lay immediately
beneath the gnu, killing eight men, among
whom were Lieut. of Artillery Snowden and
John Dublin, a citizen of Columbus,-and se
riously wounding five others, among whom are
Major General Polk, who was knocked sense
less by the concussion, having his clothes liter
ally torn off him, Captains of Artillery Renker
and Miller seriously though not dangerously
Wounded, and Captain Pickett, of the Sappers
and Miners, considerably bruised by the con
We have already given an account of the
:stone fleet which has been purchased by the
government for the obstrubtion of the southern
harbors. That portion of the fleet which was
purchased in New Bedford is thus described by
the Mercury:
"The fleet yhich sailed from this port on the
,nioruing of the 20th instant consisted M sixteen
vessels. The crews consisted of fourteen men
each, except the South America, which, carried
sixteen. The cost of these ships to the govern
ment was about $lO per ton. Some of them
were worth double that sum per ton, and all
would have brought more than that if they had
been broken up. Here, at least, the department
has got full value for the money it has expend
ed, and in the fitting of the vessels the govern
ment has had the benefit of the supervision of
some of our most experienced shipownefi.'
"The destination of this fleet is a matter
which the priblic has the largest liberty to
Speculate. Whether the five thousand tons of
Stone are to be used to increase the base•of the
Rip Raps, or whether the ancient catapult is to
be brought into use, and the stones are to be
projected, or whether they are taking South foir
the arming of the slaves, or whether they are
to be sunk at the entrance of Charleston or Sa
'vannala, we are not informed The fact, that
at light water mark in each vessel a hole has
been bored, into which a lead pipe has been
Inserted, the ends carefully nailed down on
either side of the vessel, a plug driven in from
the outside and another from within, and both
secured by a rod passing through them and
fastened within by a nut and screw, favors the
sinking hypothesis ; and the additional fact thUt
at the last moment, an old sea captain suggest
ed putting 2-inch augers on board Mach , ship,
urakea - it violently probable that
.these Sixteep:
From Rebel Regions
The New Bedford Stone Fleet
whalers are to be put to the inglorious use of
stopping rat holes.
"In due time we shall hear the result of this
novel expedition It has been admirably man
aged in its inception, the ships are in charge of
experienced navigators familiar with the south
ern coast, and the orders of the department,
whatever they are, will be executed to the let
ter. We have large faith in the enterprise ;
and as it is an exceedingly pacific mode of car
rying on the war all our citizens will join in
wishing .- it success!' ' •• •
Another stone fleet ia fitting out in this vi
cinity, to consist of twenty-five vessels, which
will be ready to sail in a few days.
From Washington.
Two Rebels Killed, One Wounded and
Eleven taken Prisoners.
The following dispatch was received to-day
from General McCall, dated Camp Pierpont:--
Colonel G. D. Bayard, with 700 men of the first
cavalry Pennsylvania reserve, marched last
night at nine o'clock with orders to proceed to
Drainsville and capture a party of the enemy
pickets understood to be there. He has just
returned at noon to-day with 11 prisoners, hav
ing killed two and wounded'one of the enemy.
Two of the prisoners arc cavalry with their
horses, arms and equipments. The remainder
are footmen. Col. Bayard had his horse killed
and is slightly wounded, and lam sorry to re
port that surgeon Alexander and one of our
men are wounded. The prisoners will be forth
with sent to Washington.
Nothing Further from = Fort Pickens
The Old Point boat has arrived, but brings
no news of importance..
The passengers report that a flag of truce
went up to Norfolk yesterday but brought no
thing whatever in relation to the fight at Fort
Pickens. This is considered a good sign, indi
cating a victory on the part of the. United States
The U. S. transport Constitution arrived yes
terday with troops destined to take part in Gen
eral Butler's expedition against some Southern
port as yet unknown.
The London News Rebuking South
em Sympathizers.
HALM; Nov. 27.
The Cunard steamship Canada arrived early
this morning with Liverpool dates to Saturday,
the 19th inst. She sailed at ten o'clock for
Boston with thirty-nine passengers and 10,800
pounds in specie.
The London Daily News has an editorial gen
erally rebuking the Southern sympathizers in
England, and especially depouncing the writer
of a strong Southern letter in the Times.
Sir James Thompson publishes a letter em
phatically denouncing that he acted the part of
a spy while in America. Ile affirms that he in
terfered on neither side.'
The financial programme of M. Fould,. French
Minister of Finance proves satisfactory.
Other important ministerial changes are ru
The Paris bourse has advanced.
Rentes closed at 69f. 65c.
Flour closed flat on Friday at 6d. &cline.
Wheat was inactive, and Corn had declined 3d.
The sales on Saturday amounted to 12,000 bales,
including 7,000 bales to speculators and expor
ters. The market closed firm but unchanged
with an advancing 'tendency. Breadstuffs in
active. Provisions dull.
Important !Southern News.
The Recent Gun-boat Exploit in War
wick River,
General Phelps Detached for Service
on General Butler's Expedition,
Union Movement in Tennessee.
Proposed Evacuation of Norfolk
A Richmond Dispatch received here to-day
contains some meagre accounts of the recent ex
ploit of the U. S. gun boat Cambridge, in the
Warwick river, on last Friday night.
On the evening of. November 22d, about dusk,
the gun boat Cambridge left Newport News,
and ran up the Warwick river about two miles,
where it was understood a rebel regiment was
encamped. The rebels were stirred up by the
shells of the Cambridge, and . vacated their
camp with a loss of fifteen men killed, wounded
and missing. The correspondent of the Dis
patch thinks the huts of the Virginia volunteers,
Colonel Fury ear, and the surrounding woods,
were set on fire 'by the men, and left to burn.
No mention is made of the rebel steamers Roa
noke and Yorktown. The Cambridge went up
within sight of Cabin Point,
,on the James river,
but batteries.
Generals Mansfield and staff left Fortress
Monroe yesterday afternoon, and proceeded to
take command of the post. It is understood
that the force here will shortly be greatly in
creased, and as General Mansfield is a' man in
favor of active measures against the Rebels, it is
probable he will not tarry long at the point,
but will carry the Stars and Stripes _further up
the "James river," if not across it.
Colonel Phelps,. hitherto acting Brigadier-
General, commanding at Newport News, has
been detatched from' that post, it is said, and
has been booked for service upon the great ex
pedition fitting out at Annapolis under
Major General Cutler and Comnaodore David D.
Porter. "-
The Richmond Deep - itch says, among other
good things, that there is a band of "three
thousand Union marauders in thd monntains of
. gast Tennessee, under Parson 'Brdwnlow and
Major Gilham, who are doing more mischief
than the Yankees in Kentucky, but they will
have to be stopped in their treasonable move
ments, and we think they will be, as Gen. Lo
vell is after them with the Home Guards of
Memphis and Knoxville."
The Rebels are getting scared at the great in
flux of troops and vessels of war in this vicinity,
and the Dispatch proposes that Norfolk should
be abandoned in the event of an attack, and
begs that Richmond, City Point and Yorktown
be reinforced and strengthened immediately.—
"Should Wool advance in force the army of the
Potomac would be divided."
Rumors are prevalent this afternoon, but gen
erally discredited, that General John C. Breck
inridge, with arrarge force, is advancing from
Green River in the direction of Owensboro' or
LOUISVILLE, Nov. 26.—A young man who ar
rived at Camp Calhoun, McLean county, on Sat
urday last, reported that General Breckinridge
was between Russelville and Greenville, and
sixteen miles from Greenville with a regiment
of cavalry and one of infantry. He intended
crossing the Green River at Rochester, and also
at Ashleyburg.
Another force was to advance on Runisey, op
posite Calhoun, and divert Colonel Crittenden
until the other two forces got in his rear.
The same informant says the Rebel Conven
tion at Russelville made George W. Johnston
Provisional Governor of Kentucky, and selected
Bowling Green as the State Capital.
Thirteen rifled cannon for the Government
arrived from the Cold Spring foundry to-day,
including a 100 pounder which will carry five
miles. The latter will be sent to Fortress
George Havennyer, son of ea• Mayor Haven
nyer, was crushed to death this morning in the
machinery of the sugar refinery of Messrs.
Havennyer & Townsend at Williamsburg.
AT.eth 3.ontrttiiements
A GOOD PASTRY COOK at the Buehler
Howe. n027-3td
R. A. MARTIN, M. D.,
OHENS his professional services to the
citizens of Harrisburg and vicinity. Oahe in "Pa
trtot and Union" Building,
Third street above Market. n27-d2ivr,'
Consultations in German and English.
DEMONS wishing to put up their win
ter supply of meat. 'an be furnished at exceedingly
low. prices,
Pork $6.25 per 100 pounds, whole hng.
Beef $5 75 " " " by side.
Apply at once as prices may advance.
J. WALLOWER, Jr, Agent.
n022-diw office Philia. and. Betiding RR. Depot.
► very convenient Writt'ng Desk ; also, Portfolios,
Ifni:norm:lum Books, l'orimonoalos, &c .t
DIARIES FOR 1862.—A great variety
at exceeding tow prices. at
020 SEETFFR'S BooKsro RE.
Doors open Ito 7. Commence ito 8
Admission 25 ots.---Children 15 ots.
- -
•'Gents, unaccompanied with Ladles, to
the Parquette 10 cents extra. Parquette re
served especially for Ladies and Gents accom
panying them.
Afternoon and Evening
GOLD PENS I—The largest and best
stook, from $l.OO to s4.oo—warranted—at
NOTIONS.-- Quite a variety of useful
and entertaining articles—cheap—at
lifiE Restaurant connected with the
Jones Rouse having been put in first class condition
's now open for visit° re.
tiol9-2wd WELLS °OVERLY, Proprietor.
BREITENGER has removed his
restauraut from the corner of Dewberry alley
and Market street, to the house formerly occupied by the
"Red Lion hotel" in Marset street between Dewberry
alley and Third street which he has refitted throughout
in the most beautiful manner, and he's now prepared to
furnish as usual, Oysters and all the delicacies of the
season, in that recherche style which has distinguished
bis establishment from the time of first opening.
N. B.—Private Rooms have been fitted up for the ac
commodation of Ladies and families. Entrance next
door to the main entrance.
FURS! rums ! FURS ! FURS !
Sable Furs,
Liberian Squirrel Furs,
French Sable Fur;
Silver Marten Fur;
Water Mink Furs.
Great bargains in these Goods. Every article warran
ted to be exatly as represented, at
,nold • • - Next to the Harrisburg Bank.
(Room formerly occupied lry the Postoffice.)
THE undersigned have just opened a
new and large assortment of the latest styles of
clothing. We are also prepared to manufacture to order
all kinds cf Gents Wear, out to the stylet and fash
ions.. We have always on hand a large stock of Ready
made clothing and Gentleman's Furnishing Goods.
hog-1:13m H. RHELLBNBERGER .1; BRO.
NEW YORK, Nov. 27
NEW YORK, Nov. 27
This most interesting volume, prepared with
great labor by General McCLELLAN, from copi
ous notes taken during his tour of observation
in Europe, under orders from the War Depart
ment, opens to the reader much of his own
military history and culture. Here will be
found his matured views on subjects of imme
diate and absorbing interests, and the noble
and bold suggestions contained herein he is
now in position to realize, and is, in fact, every
day applying in practice. The book is a strik
ing prophecy, of which his present position and
his assured fame are the bright fulfilment.
RY IN TIME OF WAR. By Gm. B. Moan-
Lan, Major-General D. S. Army. To which is
added, the Basis of Instruction for the U. S.
Cavalry, from the authorized Tactics, including
the formation of regiments and squadrons, the
duties and posts of officers, lessons in the train
ing use of the horse, illustrated by numerous
diagrams, with the signals and calls now in
use ; also, instructions for officers and non
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Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics, for the exer
cise and manoeuvres of Troops when acting as
Light Infantry or Riflemen. Prepared under
the direction of the War Department. By Bre
vet Lieutenant-Colonel W. J. HARDEE, 11. S.
Vol. I.—Schools of the Soldier and Company ;
Instructions for Skirmishers. Vol.]l.—School
of the Battalion.
Prepared by a Board of Artillery Officers.—
One vol. Bvo. $2.60.
Cot. S. COOPER, Adjt.-Gen. H. S. A.
Sir :—The Light Artillery Board assembled
by Special Orders No. 134, of 1856, and Special
Orders No. 116, of 1858, has the honor to sub
mit a revised system of Light Artillery Tactics
and Regulations recommended for that arm.
WM. H. FRENCH, Bt. Maj. Capt. First Artil
WILLIAM F. BARRY, Captain First Artillery.
HENRY J. HUNT, Bt. Maj. Capt. Second Ar
Published by order of the War Department.
First Part—School of the Trooper ; of the Pla
toon and of the Squadron Dismounted. Second
Part—of the Platoon and of the Squadron
Mounted. Third Part—Evolutions of a Regi
Three vols. 18mo. $3.75
February 10, 1841.
The system of Cavalry Tactics adapted to the
organization of Dragoon regiments, having
been approved by the President of the United
States, is now published for the government of
the said service.
Accordingly, instruction in the same will be
given after the method pointed out therein;
and all additions to, or departures from the ex
ercises and manoeuvres laid down in this system
are positively forbidden.
J. R. POINSETP, Secretary of War.
Manual of Bayonet Exercises. Prepared for
the use of the Army of the United States. By
GEORGE B. M'CLELLAN, Capt. First Regi
ment Cavalry, U. S. A. Printed by order of
the War Department.
One vol. 12mo. $1.25.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 31, 1851.
Hon. C. M. CONRAD, Secretary of War.
Sir :—Herewith I have the honor to submit
a system of Bayonet Exercise translated front
French by Captain Geo. B. M'Clellan, Corps,
Engineers, U. S. Army.
I strongly recommend its being printed for
distribution to the Army ; and that it made, by
regulation, a part of the "System of Instruc
The inclosed extracts from reports of the In
spector General, etc., show the value.
I have the honor to be, sir, with high respect,
your most obedient servant,
Approved. C. M. CONRA.D, Secretary of War,
January 2, 1852.
R. JONES, Adjutant General
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56. By CEo. B. MoCr.guakx, Major-General U.
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Congress. 1 vol. Bvo. Illustrated with a fine
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