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Forever float that standard sheet 1
Where breathes the foe but falls beforeus,
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us.
Wednesday Afternoon, Jane 4, 1802.
Near co nut SUPPRESSION of the slave-holders'
rebellion, all loyal men should strive at once to
exterminate the New York Herald as one of the
most pestiferous and malignant influences that
has ever threatened liberty with annihilation,
truth with pollution and patriotism with dis
grace. In this struggle the Herald has played
sycophant to all parties—adulator of all men
In authority—and libeller of everv a principle at
stake. While tho Union is in danger, the
Herald howls on its path like a hyenea in the
track of its victim. When loyal men by their
devotion, rescue that Union from immediate
ruin, the Herald howls again that to its influ
ence is the credit of the escape due—and thus
from treachery t falsehood, anti from slander
cringing adulation, this worse than bandit
and assassin plys its work, the while hording
Its thousands for its proprietors, who in luxuri
ous living and sensual debaucheries, -pass the
days and nights of their existence, as other
men either struggle or die in the defence of our
country. The New York Herald is the bane of
all that is pure in the American government.
It has done more than all the influences which
traitors cold command to misrepresent the
cause of the government abroad. It has per
verted politics by its constant assaults on Ameri
can statesmen. It lives on the pleasures of the
mob, and flourishes on the support derived from
the profiteer every crime. It is the organ of the
gamester—the laureate of harlots, the advocate
of treason and the defender of tyrants. What
greater pest could we have, then, in circulation
in any community, than the New York Herald.
We do not hope, by denouncing, to get rid of
it, or our columns should be open to its denun
ciation for a month to come ; but if we can in
duce one honest man or asingle upright,virtuous
and patriotic family to banish this sheet from
its midst, we will have occomplidhed some good,
and rescued at least some innocence from pollu
tion. If we can induce one patriot in Pennsyl
vania to withhold his patronage from this
sheet, we are certain that we are strengthening
one man's devotion to his country, and there
fore will feel perfectly repaid for all the labor,
time and space thus devoted.
As an instance of the imposition practiced
in the Herald, by its correspondents, we are
cognisant of a fact which may open the eyes
of the public on the subject of the Herald's
misrepresentations. The Herald professed, some
days since, to gve full and accurate descrip
tions and accounts of the late' battles before
Richmond, when the fact was well known at
Fortress Monroe and Yorktown that the "spe
cial" of the Herald was not in the vicinity
where those battles occured. Nor did he make
any other exertion to acquaint himself with the
facts involved, than the simple picking up
and appropriation of such gossip as he was
able to gather from stragglers from the fight,
or that retailed by the usual hangers on of the
army. Yet such stuff is palmed off on the
public as facts gathered either from actual re.
connoisance of, or participation in battle. An
other instance of the unfairness and dastardly
misrepresentation of the Herald, ie in its issue
of yesterday, in a paragraph claiming that two
thirds of the patriots who are, lighting the
battles of the Union are Democrats. Was ever
a more infernal lie so audaciously declared?
It out-Bennett's Bennett, particularly when it
is remembered that one of the pleas of the
Herald, at the inauguration of rebellion, was
that as the war was a Black Republican raid
on the south, Black Republicans must do the
fighting. The Herald was diligent in its efforts
a 0 ,,, prevent Democrats from engaging in the
' ri only assumed loyal sentiments when
the le ' e indignation of loyal men moved
it to such a couria: And yet it is claimed that
tvrorthirds of the fighting men Me locofocos..
If Bid been claimed that four-fifths of the
men in the ranks of the federal armies were
and are Republicans, the claim could be put
forth with some degree of justice But the
claim that two-thirds are Democrats, is only
worthy of contempt, and as such we treat it,
after we have thus exposed the corruption and
falsehoods of the New York ilirald.
Tam PUBLIC DEBT bakers our secession sym
pathising locvfoct s. They arc constantly harp
ing on its enormity and exaggerating the bur
dens that must spring from the taxes necessary
to pay the interest on and finally liquidate the
capital of this debt. The journals that are
most persistent in these exaggerations always
fail to point out the proof, or give the items of
such indebtedness. When they do attempt to
enumerate, they exhibit their, real motives in
thus misstating both our present expenditures
and prospect of future indebtedness. The last
instance of this spirit to mislead the people
wax exhibited by our secession cotemporary in
this city, which becomes virtuously indignant
at what it calls the burdens of the war, and
then refers to the pension of wounded soldiers
as one of the items which is to swell this bur
den. It thus seeks to deny the support of the
government to the citizen who perils life and
looses limbs in the defence and support of that
government. But this is in keeping with all
the other proceedings of those who have been
persistently oppo ing the war for the Union.
Those who are willing to extend sympathy to
the enemies of the country, to be consistent,
must also refuse all countenance or encourage.
meet to those who fail in defence of that
Country. And in this respect the consistency
of the Breekenridge organ is wonderful.
THE NORTH WEST BATTLING FOR ITS
OUTLET TO IHE GULF.
The recognition of the peculiar greatness of
one section of this Union, or the claini that one
is superior to another, may hold good when
either of these sections endeavor to destroy the
entire Union. When peace is permitted to
reign over all the land ; when prosperity is
invoked by honest labor, and the purpose of
doing good supported by a disintefested wil
lingness to acknowledge the authority of the
government, then all sections of the country
become equal in that Union which was con
structed for the benefit and advancement of all
the states. But when either of these sections
attempt by force of arms violently to set aside
the power and authority of the government
constructed for the benefit of the whole, then
comparison, if not actual result, is bound to
expose the weakness of the section thus acting.
This is most forcibly exhibited in the states of
the south-west, attempting to close the navi
gation leading to the Gulf of Mexico, and
thence to the waters of two oceans. These
states thus struggling for the supremacy and
control, and lying between the north-west and
the Gulf of Mexico, are compared as follows,
with the vote cast at the Presidential election of
Texas • 62,986
It will be seen that this vote thus cast in any
of these states, does not equal that cast in any
of the Congressional districts of Pennsylvania ;
while Dauphin county has , a white population
about equal to the entire number of voters in
the state of Louisiana. Bat these comparisons
do not prove what we desire to establish,
namely, the folly of the people of five states
thus attempting to destroy the trade, commerce
and navigation of the people of seven common
wealths lying to the north-west of the states
thus in rebellion. One of these states; Illinois,
exceeds in population the entire five rebel
States thus claiming the control of navigation.
We present the free and loyal states lying thus
north-west of the waters leading to the Gulf of
Mexico, as follows :
A comparison of the totals as presented in
these states, shows a difference of five to one.
Calling the states of Kentucky, Missouri and
Tennessee neutrals, and saying nothing about
Kansas and th : neighboring territories, here
are three hundred and twenty-nine thousand
voters undertaking to keep one million five
hundred thousand voters isolated on the prai
ries and among the mountains they inhabit,
and force them to surrender their right of an
outlet to the sea.
The comparison in these figures is the same
in the figures relating to the population
of all the rebel in comparison to the loyal
states, It is literally a few hundred thousand
rebels and traitors endeavoring to dictate to the
millions of free white loyal men. It is abso
lutely slavery endeavoring to crush free labor
and as the free white men of the north-west
are asserting their right to the navigation of
the waters leading to the Gulf of Mexico, so
will the free white men of the nprth-east assert
their right to transit over the territory and
along the coast leading in the same direction.
711 E OLD FLAG
In all the ware that have ever been waged
there were times when the belligerents would
regard each other with a degree of favor not
partaking of the sternness which composes the
main features of war. Those taken in battle
were treated as human beings. The foe, when
consigned to the hospital, became a friend in
the remembrance that he was human, and
thus where even the prison life failed to sttod ue
a captured foe, humanity put to flight his bel
ligerence, and for the time enemies become
friends. The trophies taken in battle, were
deemed honorable and worthy of preservation ;
and thus all wars have been softened down es
much as possible, so as to make some amends
for the suffering and the destruction which
could not altogether be avoided. But in the
conflict in which we are now engaged, every
prinoiple of warfare seems to have been
changed by those to whom we are opposed.
The rellels have not only deprived war of its
bottork buttii,Vhave robbed battle -of the
little huntinity it was supposad to possess.
While science and mechanism are busy invent
ing and constructing such implements as are
supposed to take away the barberouepractice of
belligerents, the rebels are emulous of counter
acting these, noble objects by stimulating their
fellows and their followers to the worst excesses
and most inhuman deeds. The Old Flag of the
Stars and Stripes, that has covered the land with
glory for more than half a.century—that has
been respected on the waters of the universe—
that has rallied its hosts whenever wrong at
tempted the outrage. of right—that has been
the emblem of purity to the world, and the
signal of safety to the Union—that Old Dv is
not deemed worthy of being preserved as a
trophy by the rebels, whenever they can
maaage to wrench one from an inferior force of
Union men, or steal it from the hands of de
fenceless women and children. The rebels fear
and hate that Old Flag. They fear to preserve
,a trophy, because they do not trust its
Influence upon the minds of their deluded fol
lowers. Any other enemy, taking the Stara and
Sripsijn an honorable contest, would esteem
it a trophy worthy to decorate a palace - or add
lustre to a throne. Yet our traitor foes feign to
despiiii it—despise an emblem which guarded
them to equality in a free government. Surely
history ,has no equal for such barbaric treat
ment. It will never find its equal, but will
live is time as the meanest ingratitude and
treachery that ever disgraced any people.
Tax &scrim UI WAASINOTOS OM', while on
the face of the result it looks like a complete
Union victory, met not be regarded as a rag
ing of that locality from traitors and their aty,
ilennoultoania Matl ! itelegrapt), illebnektav afternoon; June 4, 1862.
sociates. On the contrary, this result does not
diminish the - rebel feeling a single . pulsation,
and now, as a year ago, that city is infested by
gangs of spies and informers, who are ready at
any time to convey information or means to the
traitor leaders. The freedom of that locality
was the first step towards its purificationp and
when its northern borders rest on free dead
of slave territory, we may at least begin' to cal
culate that the perfection of the city approaches.
Washington needs much practice treatment
before it can be regarded as an entirely loyal
city, and we rejoice that that. treatment is
THE Immaisrs ox SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS SO ad
vertising mediume, bas been decided by the
Solicitor of Philadelphia, whose decision will of
course affect the patronage which has in part
been keeping afloat some of the meanest sheets
ever issued from the American press. For this
decision we expect to see Solicitor Lex soundly
abused on Sunday next.
SHALL TILE UNION BE SII6TAINED BY A ONION OF
From the Philadelphia Prem.]
The people of Pennsylvania, while their eons
and brothers are contenting nobly for the
Union, against a desperate band of armed con
spirators and barbarians, will be shortly called
upon to contend for a political result which
must have an important influence on th con
test of arms which our brothers are so valiantly
waging. In this contest one of the first great
objects to be achieved is the selection of proper
leaders or candidates. When this has been ac
complished and when a fair and definite under
standing has been had among all loyal men, I
have no fear as to the triumph that will be won
at the ballot box. In view of this understand
ing, then, as to candidates, I rejoice to note
the unanimity with which the name of Hon.
John Rowe, of Franklin county, is hailed as a
candidate for Surveyor General ; because it in
dicates a desire to harmonize on a sound Union
man, while such a Union foreshadows a victory
as certain as the day of election approaches.
Mr. John Rowe is a Union Demnrat. Du
ring the last session of the Legislature he was
Speaker of the House, and in that position
supported all the measures of legislation calcu
lated to sustain the National Administration.
In the beginning of the struggle to crush re
bellion, he was among the first to declare
against the traitors, and took a prompt and
positive part in theactive measures then devised
by the government for ita own preservation•
He made an issue with every man who refused
a full and cordial support of the war measures
of President Lincoln, and while he done this,
he incurred the resentment of that portiod of
the Democratic party who had determined to
make their support of Breckinridge a blind to
conceal their own treason.
I believe it would be sound policy for the
Convention that meets in Harrisburg, July 17th,
1862, to nominate John Rowe as the Union
candidate for Surveyor General. Of his popu
larity and ability, there is no question, while
/we man of integrity, his character will com
pare favorably with that of any other man in
In making these suggestions, I feel that I
respond to the preference of a large majority of
the Union loving people of Peinsylvanta.
A Damn Vona.
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THE GREAT VICTORY,
Full Details of the Second
HOW THE BATTLE WAS FOUGHT AND HOW
THE BATTLE WAS WON.
The Rebels Driven Back at Every
Point with Great Slaughter.
TWELVE HUNDRED OF THEM DEAD
LEFT ON THE FIELD.
DISTINGUISHED GALLINTRY OP GEN. SICKLES
THE BAYONET CHARGE OF THE SECOND
INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE..
BATTLE•FIELD, Monday, June 2.
The rebel army still occupied the camps of
Casey's and Couch's Divisions on Sunday morn
ing, with a strong picket force guarding the
road facing Snead's house and the wheat field
where our earthworks were thrown up, extend
ing from our extreme left to the railroad, near
Fair Oak Station. The distance from the point
where our earthworks were located to the edge
of the wood could not have been more than
four hundred yards. This position the rebels
held until day dawned on Sunday morning.
To our. right, , on - the other side of .the rail
road, the divisions of Gees. Richardson and
Sedgwick were found in a semi -circle, with
their left resting on Gen. Hooker's .Tight, at
the railroad, and their left flanking the enemy.
These diaisions-werenomposed of parts of the
brigades of Gen. Burns, Gen. French, Gen. T.
F. Meagher, witheour batteries of artillery.
Gen. Hooker's Division were encamped in
the wood fro4ing Snead'a house, on the Wil
liamsburgh road, occupying the centre, and a
little in advance of our right and left wings.—
On our left the remaining portions of Couch's
and Casey's Divisions rested, with reserves of
fresh troops extending to our extreme left, near
the middle road, under am. Keyes.
Gen. Heintzleraan was on the ground at the
front as soon as day dawned, accompanied by
two aids. Gen Hooker met him, and the two
Generals sat down at the foot of a tree behind
our breaatworks, arranging a plan for the day's
Gens. Jameson, Keyes and Sickles arrived at
the front soon after, and the fight of Saturday
was talked over as one of no particular advan
tage to the enemy, as they had concentrated
their main force upon this portion of our frout
lines, and the effect was more disastrous to
them. Their loss or killed in Saturday's
seeded ours two to one, and of their number
wounded ttis impossible to form an estimate.
Several of their men brought in as prisoners
gave their loss in killed and wounded upward
of three thousand. They made a desperate at
tack, it is true, and gained coneklerahie ground,
besides a large number of guns camps, equip
page, tkc. as trophies, whelk the; inneedialety sent
to Richmond to dazzle the moot its pent•up lu
HON. JOHN ROWE.
habitants, who doubtless secretly wish to see
the city fall into the hands of McClellan.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE BATTLE ON SUNDAY.
Gen. Heintzelman, at 6 a. xr., ordered a re
connoisance to be made by a small force on the
left of the wood and to the right, toward the
railroad. A lieutenant with two cavalrymen
crossed over the wheatfield behind Snead's
house, and was about to penetrate the wood
near the Williamsburgh road, when the enemy's
pickets appeared at his front. He immediately
turned back and reported to Gen. Heintzleman
the close proximity of the enemy.
In the meantime, the other parties sent out
came in, and reported the enemy in great force
in front of our right and left flanks.
Geo. Heintzelman then ordered out General
Hooker's division, part of which had been left
to guard the camp, and a certain position on
our extreme lelt The regiments of Gen. Hooker
brought on the field were the five regiments
comprising the Excelsior brigade, under com
mand of Gen. D. E. Sickles, and the Fifth and
Sixth New Jersey regiments; Gen. Heintzel
man having resolved to attack the enemy and
drive them from the wood.
It was about a quarter of seven when Gen.
Heintzlemon ordered Gen. Hooker to attack
the rebels in his front, and drive them from
the woods. The Excelsior brigade marched
out from their camp In the woods to the Wil
liamsburg') road, the New Jersey Fifth and
Sixth following. The Excelsior Brigade filed
in the wheat-field in front of our earthworks,
to the right of the road, while the two regi
menti of New Jersey troops took a position to
the left. ,As the Second Regiment, Excelsior
Brigade, was forming in position to the front of
the wood, the rebels opened a rapid and heavy
fire upon it, killing two or three privates, and
wounding about six. Among those wounded
at the first fire of the rebels was Lieut. Lawria
(formerly an aid to Gen. Sickles) and Capt.
The fire of the enemy immediately became
simultaneous along their entire line.
The New Jersey troops fought splendidly,
loading and firing without flinching from their
position. General Sickles' regiments did great
execution, advancing at every fire upon the
rebels masked by the wood. However, it was
plainly to be seen the enemy had every advant
age, and it was resolved to clear the woods at the
point of the bawd.
Gen. Sickles rode along the front of his men,
in the midst of an iron hail which the rebels
poured in, and gave orders for the Second Re
giment, Col. G. B. Hall, to charge bayonets.
No sooner was the order given than the men
fixed bayonets. Col. Hall gallantly led the
charge—one of the most brilliant ever made in any
battle. Not a man shirked or straggled from the
The rebels presented a strong front to the
gleaming bayonets of our men, not a hundred
As the Second advanced on the double quick,
cheering and shouting, the rebels held back
their fire until our men were hardly one hun
dred feet from their line, when they fired a
murderous volley into the ranks of the Second.
It proved too low, and few were killed or
Immediately after the rebels fired this volley,
they broke ranks and fled through the wood.
A few of their bravest remained to resist our
passage, but they were soon mowed down by
aka steeLfroat of the gallant Second Excelsior.
Maj. Herbert, of the Eighth Alabama Regi
ment, was taken prisioner at this time. His
horse had been shot under him, and as be fell
he received a shot in his side. He sprang to
his feet, however, almost instantly, and seeing
several of our men in front of him, mistook
them for some of his own reaiment.
"Ra.ly once more, boys cried, but they
corrected his mistake by presenting their bayo
nets and demanding him to surrender, which
be did with all the grace and finish that an
original secessionist, as he afterwards informed
me he was, could do uuder the circumstances.
The rebels made two or three attempts to
flank us on the left, after retreating from their
centre; bat they were beat back with great
lons, our troops pursuing them for nearly two
Richardson's Brigade, before the enemy's
centre gave way, had a hard fight; the ground
was hotly contested by the rebels. The Fourth
and Fifth Excelsior Regiments were sent to
support one of Richardson's Batteries, but be
fore the battery got in fair • working order, the
enemy began to show signs of a retreat. The
rebel officers could be distinctly heard urging
the men to fight, but they would run away.—
The Irish-Brigade fought splendidly, and routed
the rebels at the point of the bayonet.
None of our forces on the left Itink partici
pated in the fight. The rebels were defeated
and driven back by Hooker's and Richardson's
Advance parties scoured the woods on both
sides of the Richmond- road, and succeeded in
capturing nearly two hundred of the rebels,
among them three Lieutenants.
At n o'ctock the firing on both sides ceased.
The rebels had fallen back to beyond our origi
nal lines, leaving guards stationed to watch our
advance and bring their wounded off the field.
The enemy were driven from every position
they occupied by our troops. The main column
rested a mile in advance of their position, at
the commencement of the fight.
At about 12 o'clock Gen. McClellan rode up
to the front, accompanied by his staff and
body guard, and met Gen. Heintzleman seated
at the foot of a tree. Little Mac., democrati
cally seated himself at the side of Helntzleman
on the ground, when his staff grouped them
selves, resting on stumps of trees and logs.
There was the Prince de Joinville, Count de
Paris, and the Duo de Chartres, forming a select
group of three, conversing quite animatedly in
French, and the other members of McClellan's
staff joining in with a little English.
"They fight on Sunday always," said the
Duo de Chartres, alluding to the rebels.
Gen. McClellan had been seated probably a
Italian hour, conversing with Gen. Hehatzel
man, when Gen. Hooker rode up from the ex
treme advanced line gained that morning, and
as he was dismounting from his horse General
McClellan rose from hie seat, and, advancing,
shook him warmly by the hand, and congratu
lated him and his noble division in terms of
the highest praise. A long conversation took
place between them. It was plainly seen no
further advance was to be made that day, as
no troops were ordered up to the front.
At a little after one o'clock Gen. M'Clellan
mounted his horse and rode along the lines of
his troops, back and forth, until all the soldiers
bad a good opportunity of seeing him. Napo
leon never was received by his enthusiastic
troops with greater • manifestation of delight
than was M'Clellan by his army, showing that
he possessed the confidence as well as the hearts
of his men. They feel that they must ever be
victorious under his guidance.
Prisoners continued to be brought in very
fast ; we bad captured nearly five hundred.
They were immediately handed over to Provost
M ars h a l Young, of General Hooker's Division,
who sent them properly guarded to Heintzel
man's headquarters, at Savage's station. Many
of them were dressed in new clothes, captured
in Casey's camp—a large supply having been
sent up to Casey's Division a few days before
the battle, but had not been distributed to the
men. The result was that the enemy, who had
been wearing faded, wort.•out home spun,
doffed their forms in our genteel uniforms.
This was the cause of many serious mistakes,
our men unfortunately mistaking them for our
INCIDENTS OF THE FIELD
Gen. Sickles had several narrow escapes ; htt
was always to be found in the thickest of the
Aght. Had those gifted Senators who roil:used
t, confirm his nomination, but witnessed the
91101;1141mA of his troops whin?. serving under
him, and his military qualifications for the
office, they would do penace until re-elected.
The rebels during the fight bad their ,eharp
shooters posted in trees to pick off our officers—
a fact discovered in the early part of the action.
One of these sharpshooters had been wounded,
and lay down at the foot of a tree ; as General
Sickles was riding in the wood, be took delib
erate aim and fired, but fortunately missed his
mark. Some of our men rushed at the wounded
rebel, and were about dispatching him with
their bayonets, when Gen. Sickles ( Yde red them
not to harm him' but take him p: )Ger.
As I stood watching the regime..ts of Hook:
er's division march in the battle-field, I recog
nized, marching at the head of his company,
Capt. Johnson, belonging to the Third Regi
ment Excelsior. Capt. Johnson was in the bat
tle of Williamsburg, where he acted with the
most heroic courage, and was wounded badly
in the left arm by a minie ball ; so dangerously
was he wounded, that the surgeons at one time
thought an amputation of his arm would be
come necessary to save his life. The wound,
however, took a favbrable tarn, and he is now
in a fair way of recovering. At the head of his
company marched this gallant officer, his ban
daged arm resting in a sling. As be passed by
me smiling, an Aid from Gen. Keyes, who,
with his staff, was on the opposite side of the
road, rode up to me and inquired the name of
the wounded officer. I gave it to him t be ex
claimed, " Hole a brave man." If his country
rewards her heroes, Capt. Johnson's name will
stand among the foremost.
There were many incidents illustrating fully
the mettle of our men engaged in this struggle.
Many a private displayed deeds of bravery wor
thy of record. The officers bore themselves
well, and shared the dangers in advance of
The rebel Generals, commanding in this en.
gagement, were Gens. Longstreet, Roger A.
Pryor, Hill Bronk, Howell Cobb, Rains, Huger
and five others whose names I could not learn.
A SPAQB AND MICR HORSES CAPTURED
A small party of our men reconnoitering,
met an omnibus drawn by four fine bay horses,
on the New Bridge road, going at a speedy
gait toward Richmond, and containing two
officers. Driving the horses were two contra
bands. Lieut. Lee cried out for them to stop,
but no attention was paid to the summons, and
he ordered the men to fire. One of the officers
jumped out and made good his escape in the
woods. The other was shot as he had his head
out of the window urging the contrabands to
go faster. The driver now held up, and Lieut.
Lee mounted the box. first placing the negroes
inside, in charge of Private Boyd, One Hun
dredth New York. The Lieutenant brought the
stage safely within our lines. As it made
its appearance, emerging from the wood on
the Williamsburgh road, where but a few
hours ago the enemy were disputing our ad
vance, it created the most intense excitement
and curiosity among our men. Many supposed
it was sent down by Gen. M.Tlellati, frorn
Richmond, with the news of his occupation of
the city. The stage is comparatively new. In
size and shape it is about the same as our
Broadway stages, perhaps a trifle lighter.
From the fact of its being built by "John Ste
venson, New York," (painted on a panel on
the inside,) I seriously doubt if John S. has
received payment for it. Over the windows,
on the outside,
_ 4 '9414401a Hotel" is painted.
In company with Gen. Sickles, Col. Graham,
Col. Hall and Lieut. Graham, I rode out upon
the battle-field on Sunday afternoon at o'clock:
Tr; scene witnessed here baffles all description.
Caissons, with horses shot dead in their traces,
ambulances, wagons, &c., &c , filled the road
in front of Casey's camp. There were about
two hundred of our wounded still lying where
they fell on Saturday. Some of them spoke
kindly of the rebels, saying they treated them
very well. Dead rebels, as well as our own
men, were lying in every p Art of the field and
wood. I counted fifty-seven dead rebels in
front of a small piece of woods not forty feet
square. One wounded rebel Was lying on the
ground, unable to move ; he was shot in both
legs. On each .side of him lay some dead
rebels. As we passed by, he begged us for
God sake to take the dead men away from
bim. The stanch was intolerable.
NUMERE OS OM% LOST
We lost 19 guns in the fight on Saturday.
Not one of them has been recovered. The
rebels ran a train down near Fair Oak Station,
and carried away our commissary stores, guns,
etc., etc., to Richmond.
The rebels destroyed what they could not
conveniently carry away, including the new
tents of Casey and Couch's Division.
The two contrabands captured with the stage
had left Richmond on Sunday morning, with a
party of gentlemen who had chartered the
stage to take them out to see the fight. They
have furnished the authorities with much in
formation relative to the number and move
ments of the rebel force, which is highly im
portant. It is not improbable that General
McClellan with his Generals, will dine at Rich
mond on Sunday next.
Colonel Kenly En Route for the City,
A telegram from Martinsburg,, at Svcs o'clock
yesterday afternoon, from Mr. C. Westbrook,
superintendent of the line, announces the fact
that Colonel John B. Henly, of the First Mary
land regiment, had arrived in Martinsburg. He
was wounded, but not so seriously as to prevent
him walking about. He was taken prisoner
by the rebels, as•ilefore stated, but subsequently
released upon his parole of honor.
Col. Kenly is expected to reach Baltimore to
day. He will not return again to duty until
an exchange is effected for him.
Missouri State Convention.
JEFFERSON, errs, June 4
In Convention little was done except offering
and referring to the proper committee of
resolutions relating to the various subjects be
fore the Convention.
The Committee on Elections this afternoon
determined to report in favor of repealing the
ordinance passed at a previous session submit
ting the action of the Convention to the peo
ple for ratification or rejection, and Against
holding an election for State officers until the
term for which day Jackson was elected, which
expires in 1864. They have not yet determined
in regard to the election for members of the
Arrival of the Wounded at the Late Battle.
PuirAnsumik,. June 4.
The steamer WMlldin arrived here at mid
night, off Vine street wharf, from James river,
having on board about 400 wounded Pennsyl
vania soldiers ' who were engaged in the ter
rible battle of Saturday and . Sunday last.
Tau Louisville Journal says that if Jeff. Davis
and his gang be not hung, dur good mother
earth will probably refuse in disgust ever to
bring forth another crop of hemp.
Tan Duke of Wellington once attended an
exhibition of the Celebrited Maim grin. At the
close of the performance he remarked "if
the steam gun had been invented first, what a
glorious improvement gunpowder would have
T HE undersigned would respectfully in
form the rutiic that be hal titled tip OM Bummer
}wort in the beet po , eib e order, and Irv. established a
rope ferry across the river, time enabling all to procure a
Bare end rdeasant passage. He hopes by prompt latest
con to the wants 01 tue community to receive a liberal
&MULL of patronege.
Drunken and dis , rderly men are forbidden the
Island, and tmproier females wit not be allowed to
v el the place 50 th it the most fa.tidiune need not hesi
tate to visit this rr sort [let-olvri O. R. COLE.
SODA Biscuit, City Crackers, just receiv
ed and for ease by NIGH .LS &BO NINA
je4 Corner Font and Market olives.
A SMALL lot of choice Dried Fruit, at
let Corner Front and Market street.
WANTED.—A situation for a boy in a
Ito:e cr any p's-e where he could mare him
self generally usefrd. Good reference given. Address
J. D., at this office. jes. dlet.
FUR RENT.—A. comforiable dwelling
houpe, with five or six rooms conveniently located.
Jr.nquire of Cm , , 80412w] Cdla, C. &MN.
CIIOIOE FIGS, in 13 'lb Cartoons, just
received and for Bale by
NIOEIOI9 At BOWMAN,
jet Corner Front aod Market streets.
DETERSIVE SOAP, Something better
than Harrison's Household Soap just received acid
tor sale by NICHUL3ts BOWMAN,
Jet Corner Front, and M rig et streets.
Vitt SLI MILK COW.—For saki a young
J 2 cow, (Y s , Durham,) with calf by her ade at the
hula Woria. je24;
MACKREL.—A cargo of Buperior Mack
rel will be soli cheap, to lots to salt purchasers,
by Lje2-d2e9 tint k KU' lat.,
BACON. -20,000 Tbs. Hams and Shaul
dent for sa!o cti ap by
Strawberries ny the quart, chest and butheL
Link rs sent threu4h the Poet Office, or left at the lower
Market, on Wednesday or Satan ay mo tongs, will ue
promptly a tended to.
Also they can De had at the Naos at any hour of tho
day, fresh picked from the come.
Keystone Farm and Nursery,
Immediately below the ally,
je2 J. 11dInfl.
SINCE Finley has reduced the price of
his bread, M-. Miller has followed b s esample by a
hisuUtILION IS Tide; PoAOM chid Pt..,r(l
and those wishing to sent pictures to the ARMY or
LIST, can have them dirtztod and mailed yea of
charge. Market street, near the &pat. my-dlw*Ls
MARSHAL'S SALE.—By virtue of a
writ of Fl fri Eftti.J.S ISSIL2d out of the Circuit
,ou. cof tee United States, to me direct(); will b e said
on l!th.sD tY, we Tenth (Lay of Jaae, at 12 oulook if., et
the Mel cluni's Siebegge WO Ity of Pn Had the
right, 'due and to ores, of Janes krealand, 1.. and ti itur
iy shares of Outten r4.00a in Me Hari i ,buo g Conon Com
p Any of tutalsburg,D.tup3in county, Pcnuayleania.
FOR RENT.—A large front room, snits
j: able fur a angle gentieman la lady, for rent on the
antie mad, at $2 00 per moutu. &visa at thi s oaks.
my 29 fa*
A CHOICE lot of ki'redl,'S and 1' tit' .
WEEK taJOIC,S, with a gener.d. variety of Fresh
lituwer and Garden deedi t received and for site at No.
Market street , . KEL,LEa'S Drugstore.
EXTRA Family Flour, just received and
warranted to give satiatactloa, lei sale by
NM.11...A. a BOW sleN s
Corner of 1 , root and Market street.
SUN SHA.OES, Sun Umbrallaa and Para.;
sols. Prices ten par cent lower tow/ else whorls.
Next door to ;be tierrhiturg Bent.
WE are offering for sale a splendid
qualit7 or Vanilla Been et low prides, by the
pound, ounuo or singly.
SOAP, Harrison, Country and Fancy, for
sale by WHIM% h Boa
ro.a7-y1 north-east corner of Front and Market streets.
WE, aAVINU fitted up a large itedrig
orator, and having made eoutraeta with some o
our most . Miaow iarmers to rum di us WWI rreeh Lead
sweet butler regumri , will be biutb.ted to supply o.a.
customers with sweet fresh ice cold putter it ad tames.
my2s WK. DOCK, Jr..& W.
APPI ES, Oranges and Lemons, atJOHN
wis..'B. aryl .
ICE ORSAM,.tlaneeis,,Pkiladelphis style,
for gale by : NlCHgta & BrWMAN.
m 728 ix:Ow. Froakead Market sweets.
OURNING. GOODS:.--Everythmg in
lh!s line nr/nataetered for Ca9cea'3uann r e.r.
rrhes very law. A great maw , ' goadi of ne
CATIICaRT & 830
Next deer to the Narrieberg Bank.
7,00,, LBS. Jersey Sugar Cured
ky Ham, and a splendid lot of Owego
(clew fork) Corn Fed dugar Curer Hains,just received.
ALaprlB W. DiCK, JR., &
BALTIMORE, June 4.
OFFIOZ, OF iaa Heroutauata-CoiTors QOlllllMt
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. May 2tf, 1861.
THE annual meeting of the estookholders
or this company will be held a t their Wilco corner
et Second and North atreeta, on Thursday afternoon,
12rh of June nest at two o'.:lock, whom an, election will
be hold for a Area dent, Six arecters a Treaszu er ac d
exoretary to serve fur the ease , ogye v.
Eeeretary and Trea
my 26 d6teod*
A. C. SMITH,
OFFICE THIRD STREET.
mylOy) NEAR MARKET.
AGENTS I MERCHANTS I • PEDLERS 1
ENERGETIO men make $5 a day by
soiling our UNION PRIZo: STAZILINERY MIMS
coatoloing superior Stationery. Portraits of ELEVEN
OnNtRALS, and a piece of Jewelry. We guarantee eat
tracton in quality of our good:. The gilts consist of
ultY varieties dad styles of Jewelry, all .taeful and valu
able. Circulars, with fall particulars mailed free. Ad
dress. L. O. EIaBKLI3 8: CO,
ao3B4:md 38 Beekman street, New York.
CRAB ClDER.—tlonstantly on hand at
very auperiur article of garag CRAB own.
DOCK., Ja. &
lIST RECEIVED.—The New Shaped
..ikeletN, Bart, th , &teat article tatteufactured. 1. or
bide at CATHCA.tiVEI,
aprßy Next dlor to the Harrta bare hank
it if Al
.CKERSL in kitta, - hail bbls. and!
fir sale low y NICHOLS & SJWMAN,
m 22 Corner Fr. Nat and Market streets.
SIIP.KRIO.ft Dandelion Coffee, just re-;
received a d for sale by
NTaigis & BOWMAN,
Calmer Front ama Market Ames.
DIME Cider Vinegar, warranted, just
j_ received and for gala br
NICHOLS dc BOWMAN, 4;
Corner From. and Merset streets.
NEWBOLD EL 3 M6.—A mall lot of t,
these celebrated items just received.
e r 24 WM. DOCK, Jr., h CO.
VINE lot of Messina Oranges and ocher
Foreign kinits, in received and for sale by
Nit:Hots & BO Wetd N'S,
txorneiltront and Market streets.
K ELLFdi'►-i DALAI 61'0101 ie the Pl**
to bar PAWS Modk4oes.
Dr. WM. R. DE WITT, Jr.,
SECOND STREET ABOVE wow.
ILLES M MILLWiLItD,
U. 9. Marshal S',. • D. of Ye.ausylvaaia.
PaiuDnzarA, May 28,1842. 0,y31-dEq.
FLO WEB, SEEDS
KELLER'S DRUG :201E,
91. Market. :Aram
MY , 6
EBY & KUNKEL