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SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1, 18€4
NATIONAL UNION TICKET.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
MORTON MMICHAEL, Philadelphia
T. CUNNINGHAM, Beaver county.
1-Robert P King, 13-Elias W Hale
2-G. Morrison Coates,l4-Charles H Shriner,
3-Henry Bumm, 15-John Wister,
4 William H Kern, 16-David M'Conaughy,
5-Barton H Jenks, 17-David W Woods,
6-Charles M Runk, 18-Isaac Benson,
7-Robert Parke, 19-John Patton,
8-William Taylor, 20-Samuel B Dick,
9-John A Hiestand, 21-Everard Bierer,
10-Richard H Coryell, 22-John P Penney,
11-Edward Holiday, 23-Ebenez'r M'Junkin,
12-Charles P Reed, 24-John W Blanchard
GEORGE F. MILLER, of Union county
Col. H. C. ALLEMAN, Harrisburg.
DANIEL KAISER, Wiconisco.
PROTE 0 TART,
JOSIAH C. YOUNG, Harrisburg
GEORGE M. MARK, Union Deppsit
HENRY HARTMAN, Washington,
DIRECTOR OF ME POOR,
PHILIP MOVER, Upper Paxton
ALFRED SLENTZ, Harrisburg
WATCH THE . POLLS 2
Look out Cbr Deserters and Dien Who
Failed to Report After Being Drafted,
We would remind the Union meu in this
State to have committees appointed for every
election district in the State, whose special
duty it is to note every deserter from the
Union army, and every man who failed to re
port -himself after being drafted. All these
men will vote the copperhead ticket, and our
friends should be on the alert. They can as
sist their country materially by giving proper
information which will lead to their arrest.
We repeat again,therefore, "WATCH THE POLLS
CHANGE% IN TAE POLITICAL WORLD
Reason Ruling ',lien in Favor of the Re
election of Abraham Lincoln.'
The organs of treason sympathizers in tho
North, are determined to elect George B. M'-
Clellan, if they can do so by the `circulation
of the basest falsehoods which ever disgraced
a political desperado. We are as firmly and
more honestly determined that they shall not
do so, if there is any power in the truth and
in a fair appeal to the reason of men to assist
in the re-election of Abraham Lincoln. And
in order to show that there is some reliance
to be plaeed in the reason of patriots and
soldiers, we present below an array of
the names of men who, in 1860, openly,
unswervingly and ably opposed the election
of Abraham Lincoln, but who now strenuous
ly advocate his re-election. Remember, every
man to whom we refer below, not only voted
against Mr. Lincoln, but each was the uncom
promising opponent of the platform on which
he was elected in IS6O. They are now all the
advocates of the policy alike to suppress do
mestic insurrection, preserve the credit of the
country and • enforce the authority of the
Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, in 1860 a
determined Democrat, has written a letter ap
pealing to his countrymen and solemly de
claring that the re-election of Abraham Lin
coln is absolutely necessary to secure the
overthrow of armed rebellion.
Maj. Gen. Hancock, belonging to a family
of Montgomery county Democrats, and who
never cast any but Democratic votes, is the
open and fearless advocate of the re-electim
of Abraham Lincoln, and daily devotes him
self to impressing thi'S necessity on the minds
of his companions-in -arms.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, a life-long Dem
ocrat, who was as persistent in the polling o
his Democratic votes, as he now is in thrash
ing Democratic alave-holding traitors, and
who took particular pains to make his opposi-
tion to Mr. Lincoln's - first election prominent
and effective, is now the advocate of Old Abe,
having made several speeches in his favor
since his re-nomination.
Maj. Gen. M'Call, the organizer of the Penn-
Sylvania Reserve Corps, a,steady Democrat of
many, years standing, and the Democratic can
didate for Congress in the Chester District in
1862, comes out in opposition to M'Clellan.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, a delegate
to the Charleston Convention in 1860, where
he stuck to Breckinridge, and afterwards the
advocate of Breckinridge's election on the
stump, is now the fast friend of the re-election
of Abraham Lincoln.
Maj. Gen. Wool, the beau ideal of a Demo
cratic soldier of about half u century's service
—the friend and companion of the immortal
Jackson—the defender of Van Buren—the
supporter of Dewitt Clinton—the soldier who
as followed our flag into more battles than
• ny living American warrior, in 1860 a. proud
and even bitter opponent of Mr. Lincoln, is in
1864 an open and gallant advocate of his re
Maj. Gen. John A. Di; alwcyft a-Democrat,
a faithful defender-et the DeacCiaiic party
during long years, in 1860 fie of the ablest
of itjit advocates; inlB4 . lationg, the AoSt ear
nest-of the honest iuidlride_pendent Demo
crats urging Mr. Lincoleit•ter4eption... •
Gen. John A. Logan, of IllinOhr, a _Democrat
all his life, and an opponent of Abraham Lin-
coin of many years standing, is the advocate
of his re-election, on the ground that he alone
can restore the Union and the country to
permanent peace and prosperity.
Gen. Francis G-. Meagher, of New York,
the leader of the Irish Democracy, and always
an uncompromising Democrat, has only lately
declared himself in favor of the re-election of
Gen. M'Olernand, of Illinois, who has a
national reputation as a soldier and a Demo;
crat, and who opposed Mr. Lincoln in the
West on the stump in 1860, is now advocating
his claims for re-election, while at the same
time he fights the armed slave holders.
CoL Henry C. Deming, of Hartford, Conn.,
a Breckinridge Democrat, and who com
manded a regiment at the siege and reduction
of New Orleans, made a speech in New York
city a few days since, in which he insisted
that the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in
volved the safety of the Union.
CoL George H. M'Farland, who lost a leg at
Gettysburg, made a speech at a Lincoln meet
ing in the city of Harrisburg, avowing his un
alterable determination to. support Lincoln
and Johnson and the entire ; , Union county
ticket. • ..
Let us conclude this part of our article by
the following recapitulation and, coMparison
of the men and influence for and against the
re-election of Mr. Lincoln : -
SUPPORTERS OF AMA-
SUPPORTERS OF GEORGE'
C L Vallandigham,
Daniel W Voorhees,
Powell, of Kentucky,
Wickliffe of Kentucky,
Wall, of New Jersey,
Harris, of Maryland,
Thomas H Seymour,
Gen Sherman, '
Gen Sickles, James Buchanan,
Admiral Farragnt, Capt Cole, of Sandusky,
Gen Cass, Gen Fitz•john Porter,
Gen Wool, Richmond Examiner,
Edward Everett, Richmond Whig,
Daniel S Dickinson, Charleston Mercury;
Gov Brough, London Tim's,
The London News, The • Rothschilds,
Bright, Cobden, Mill, through their agent,
Goldwin, Smith, and August Belmont,
all the other friends of .
the Union cause in
The soldiers of the Gen Lee's soldiers
From the soldiers who, in 1860, opposed Mr.
Lincoln, but who now support his re-election,
let us turn to civilians, prominent Demo
crats, who, in 1860, acted in opposition to Mr-
Lincoln, but who have since become the
steadfast friends of his administraion, and are
now actively engaged in advocating his re
Gov. Andy Johnson, the candidate for Vice
President on the Union ticket, was one'Of the
ablest advocates John C. Breckinridge had in
1860. Gov. Johnson supported Breckinridge
on a principle, and when the Kentuckian be
came a traitor, the fearless Tennesseean
turned to Abraham Lincoln as the only h4e,
of the nation. Andy Johlison never before
stood in party fealty with any but Democrats.
Hon. Lewis Cass, Secretary of State. during
Buchanan's Administration, at the head of
the Democratic party in the West for more
than half a century, elected to the highest of
in the gift Of the people of Michigan as a
Democrat and the Democratic candidate for
President in 1848, is now the supporter of
Abraham Lincoln. In 1860 Mr. Cass oppos
ed Lincoln, taking the stump in Michigan to
effect his purpose.
Ex-Governor Tod, of Ohio, one of the most
effective and fearless Jacksonian Democrats
in the great West, a bold opponent of Mr.
Lincoln in 1860, and up to the issue of the
emancipation proclamation, in opposition to
his administration, but after that time a firm
friend of the policy now in operation to Put,
down the slave-holders' rebellion. dov. Tod
I heads the Union Electoral ticket in Ohio. •
Daniel S. Dickinson, of New York, always a
Democrat, in 1860 the ablest opponent which
Mr. Lincoln had in the Empire State, is now
the open advocate of his re-election, heading
the Union Electoral ticket in that State.
Edward Everett, the candidate for Vice-
President in 1860, in opposition to the party
supporting Mr. Lincoln, is on the Union Elec
toral ticket in Massitehusetts, and daily on the
stump advocating the re-election of Mr. Lin
Benjamin - F. Brewster, perhaps the ablest
man in o f,he Democratic party of Pennsylvania,
and certainly the most incorruptible and. in
dependent gentlemen in the country, was in
1860 a fierce foe of Mr. Lincoln, but supports
his re-election now as the only security to be
derived from a result at the ballot-bog looking
to the safety and permanency of the Govern
Hon. William M. Hiestex, a life-long Demo
crat of the strictest sect known in Berks
county, ever faithful to his party when that
moved in the direction of principle, and a
stern opponent of Mr. Lincoln in 1860, is to
day the independent candidate for Congress
in "Alt Berks," throwing his influence, as he
contends with such a base traitor Eta Ancona,
for the re-election of Abraham Lincoln.
Daniel Dougherty, really the most polished
orator in the Democratic party, a man against
whom the whisper of impurity was never
heard, and who has a reputation as untar
nished 'as virtue itself, opposed Mr Lincoln
boldly in 1860, but is now on the stump, ad
vocating his re-election.
Hon. BenjaminT.Obampneys, of Lancaster
city, who has withstood the heavy blows of
the gallant Whigs and Repnblicansof the Old
Guard for many years, and who has :always
been regarded as one of the most successful
advocates of Democratio principles in the
State, opposed Mr. Lincoln in 1860, but now
independently advocates his re-election.
Judge Shannon, of Allegheny county:al
ways a Democrat until the Son.thern matita4
of that organization songlitto use its energies
for `the' Spread andand'= strength_enini of Slavery,
voting directly - against Mr 'Lincoln. in 1860,
now earnestly advocates,]4 re-election as fa
only possible mode of securing the fall reeot
nition of the national authority inall t
John Cessna, of Redford county ; Demi;
cratic Speaker of the House of Representa
tives in 1863, a life-long leader of that party,
the friend and companion of the purest Dem:.
ocrats in the State of Pennsylvania, opposed
Mr. Lincoln in 1860, is now on the stump de•
livering the most able speeches in favor of the
election of "Old Abe."
John T. Waite, an elector at large on the
Union ticket of Connecticut, always a Demo
crat, in 1860 zealously active against Mr. Lin
coln, to-day the friend of his administration
and the earnest advocate of his re-election.
Charles H. Shreiner,at present theindepend
ent candidate for State Senator in the Union
district, in 1860 a fearless opponent of Abra
ham Lincoln, is to-day the open advocate of
We could fill columns more of our space
with the names of men who, in 1860, were op
posed to Mr. Lincoln, but who now earnestly
support his re-election. The individuals al
ready" referred to, give a glorious character to
the great movements now being made sby
the prominent men• of all . parties, to secure
the triumph of the Government by til t re
election of Mr. Lincoln.
[From the Patriot and Union.]
Noncz.--All the instructions and docu
ments necessary to enable a soldier to vote by
proxy, can be had at the office of the Chair
man of the County Committee to-day, to
gether with tickets, and all the necessary in
structions. C. SEILER, Chairman.
How, under Heaven, men who stood at the
polls and did their utmost to defeat the law
allowing soldiers to vote can offer themselves
to be instruments to obtain the very menu
whom they so inwardly' despise, to vote with
them, we cannot imagine. Soldiers are not so
green as to kiss the rod that smote •them:
They have been despised, and' opprobrious.
epithets have been heaped upon theiir by the'
Copperheads, who almost en rnasse.sought
depriVe them of the priiilege to Voting.
any of our patriotic Soldiers'forget the efforts
of the slaveocraoy to place them on, a level
with the negro, in regard to the electrive fran
chise? The smooth words 'of the Copper
heads will not now have the effect they desire.
The soldiers will rebuke their enemies. at the
ballot-box, by casting a solid vote for .the
Union and its supporters.
Forrestta Raid olt Sherman's' Caminitnication
Bridges on the Chattanooga Railroad. Destroyed
and Track Torn Up.
LOCALITY OF ROUSSEAU
NAsavnLE, Sept. 30.—Forrest, on the night
of 28th inst., was at Fayetteville with nearly
his whole force, en route to the Chattanooga
railroad. A small part of the road was de
stroyed by a small body of rebels. Parties of
rebel cavalry are scattered along the line of
this railroad, and an attack is apprehended at
Duck and Elk rivers bridges, on the Tonnes-
See and Alabama railroad. AI the trestles and
bridges bet Ween Athens and' Pulaski, a dis
tance of three miles, have been destroyed.
General Rousseau was at Christiana last
During the night the telegraph Wire was egt
below that place, and this morning there has
been no communication with Murfreesboro.
Colonel J. L. Donaldson, chief quartermas
ter of the Department, has been promoted to
brevet brigadier general. Since arrival
here he has opened the Northwesterri,Tennes
see and Alabama and Clarksville railroads.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS Or YOBBEST'S 3110:18.
Nesavimm, Sept. 30.--Late•( advices report
Gen Rousseau at Tullahoma. 'The road and
wires are in working order to that point.
A telegram from rulaski; Ry.vmeports 4.that
the patrols there fired-upon several different.
squads yesterday. '
'Several Federal officers who were captured
had escaped, and many privates are coming
into our lines.
Forrest has twenty-two wagon loads of am
munition and nine pieces of artillery, two of
which are 10-pounder Parrot grata. _ .
A portion of the. 18th-' Michigan ' mgituent
'was capturedin the' fight afclktlie*, Which is
again reported captured by Wheeler.
In the fight at Sulphur Branch Trestle, Col;
Lathrep, 11th U. S. colored - hoops, Lieuten
ant Carter and Assistant Surgeon Fred Wag
ner, 3d Tennessee, were killed.
The total Federal loss was seventy-fire killed
and eight wounded.
The 3d Tennessee Cavalry, Co?lpnel Mann,
313 in number, were captured at Sulpitir
Trestle. , • ,
The negroes were all treated as prisoners of
war, and the officers were Allewe4.',it . keep
their private property. '
The officers will be paroled at Meridian,
Miss., and will be sent to• M.emphis Tor :ex
Forrest moved his lines under a cif truce
at Sulphur Branch Trestle.
The rebels are reported in large numbers
opposite Florence and along the line of the
river. It is believed another attacKlivffi soon
be made on Pulaski.. : :N... I
Wastilingtou Dispatchek, ,
LIMY OF THE POTOMAC.
*Ancttieview, Sept 30
The fact that no news haa been received to
day-from Gen: Grant shows that he hk, like
Sheridan,pushed ahead. ; regardless of every
thing. Any. moment May bring us 4e wel
come intelligence: that Lee'varmy..tis•been
routed and driVen southward:olluititisabut
up in Richmond, With: Glint, in ,pokseision of
the Danville road. . T. • 1
Farragut's transfer to the North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, does by no mains in
dicate that the Mobile expedition has tecom
plished all in its powei. As long as tie city
is threatened by our forces, so long is a large
rebel r ibice 'retained -for its defehce: li an at
tack should )24w he made and tlie . 4t.7 Oltur
ed, this army would immediately go tollood,
and materially reinforce him. , At
. 1) esent,
therefore, to threaten the,city is of 'moripirie
to, the Union cause dial. ;its utune t ai l m,d a p.
ture. There is , not the:tlightestiloubtef the
stringency,of,the Mitibi)eßek iyfti;'Ticevaidi
zens are Oren cut Otrfrona L their Mang in the
cotingaiilClllNG IN TEE ARAM
For severalweeks past the Governm nt de
tectives have been og,the track after, reeps
in-the Army of the Potomac whil wen. giamtg
biit'notleast, Captain 141:Donald, of Company
First Pennsylvania cavalry; the latter
being found to be most culpable of all; in fact
most of the others being mere tools in his
hands. It appears- that only a few weeks pre
vious to his entering the-service he emigrated
to this country from England, although it has
been discovered that the counterfeiting was
mainly executed_inAhe West.
It is a fact very suggestive of a strong Union
sentiment in Georgia that a majority of the
citizens of Atlanta came North during Sher
man's recent truce, instead of going further
into the sunny South.
The First Pennsylvania Cavalry recently
held an informal election upon the Presiden
tail question. The vote stood 179 for Lincoln,
and 21 for McClellan.
The following Pennsylvanians died here.
and were buried yesterday :—Joseph Brindle
Fifth Artillery, and Franklin Weshlong, Fifti
The Defence of Pilot Knob
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY TRAINS
Destruction .of Crops and Popular Distresses
Gen. Blair Believed by Gen. Pleasanton
Capt. Hill has arrived here, and gives a de
tailed account of the defence of Pilot Knob
but it does not differ materially from the re
ports already telegraphed.
At one time 'the' rebels were so near the
fort that they got on the drawbridge, which
was down, the ropes having been broken, but
they were driven back with great slaughter,
and were forced to retreat. Our line fired
about three hundred rounds.
A train of sixty-four wagons bad been de
stroyed by the rebels between Ironton and
Mineral Point, and the men massacred with
out a surrender being demanded. •
One brigade of General . Smith's forces is
now stationed at Wetemac bridge, a few miles
below Jefferson barracks, the remainder of
the command being at the latter place.
Nothing was known this morning of the
whereabouts or movements of the enemy.
The towns, of Ironton, Arcadia, Mineral
Point and Potosi have suffered great injury.
The crops of that country are ,entirely de
storyed, and many citizens are utterly ruined.
A party of rebels were repoited to be mov
ing, yesterday morning, via Richmond and
Washington, towards the South Branch rail
road, but no tidings have yet been received of
damage done to the road.
(}EN. EWING PURSUED 'BY TUE REBELS TO BARRI
SON-TWO TOWNS SET ON FIRE--COMMENICA
TIONS CUT OFF.
ST. Loins, Sept, 30.--The mail agent of the
St. (Louis Branch railroad arrived to-night,
and reports that Gen. Ewing reached Harri
arm gtatinn sihnut 10 &clot& last night, cinsely
pursued by the enemy. Fighting has been
going on, but the result is unknown.
• The road is cut this side of Harrison, and
the towns of Cuba and Bourbon are burning.
Harrison is between these two towns, and the
supposition is that the road is cut on both
sides of that point, severing the communica
tions both with St. Louis and Rolla.
Escaped Piisoners, who'arrived at De Soto
to-day, report that Pilot Kaob.is still held by'
the rebels, but their numbers or their proba
-ble movements are not known.
It is understood that a portion of General
Smith's forces will start for Franklin, the in
tersection, of the Pacific and Southwest
:branch roads, forty miles west of here to
The telegraph between Franklin and Rolla
was interrupted at nine o'clock last night, in
dicating the presence of the rebels on the
Southwest Branch Railroad.
It is supposed that if Gen. Ewing reached
Harrison Station, and found the road cut east
of him, he would attempt to reach Rolla, where
Gen. McNeil is strengthening the post,
the entire male population working on the
lortificatiOns. One of the forts commands
'every approach to the town. 17
General Fisk called out the militia, ot: -Neft . 4
Missouri to again take the field against the
He confirms all the accounts 'of` the Ceara;
General is already in : pursuit of the
A train went down to De Soto to-day, - and
found Iron Mountain clear, and saw nothing
of the eneiny.
• Tiie:condition of affairs below De 'Soto is
The rebels captured' 'about 1,000 pigs of
The steamer Barth Able, well armed, left
yesterdayfor below,, - V - ) serve as a Packet-boat,
GenqraYPleasenton relieved General Blair
from command of the city and county of St.
THE ADVANCE UPON RICHMOND
Successful Attacks of Gen& Meade and Warren
on the Right of the Rebel Line.
A Brigade of Sheridan's Cavalry Am
SHERMAN EXCHANGING - PRISONERS
WILSICINGTON, Sept. 30-9.10 P. M
A dispatch from General Grant, dated, at 3i
o'clock this afternoon, at City Point, states
that Warren attacked and carried the enemy's
Hill to-day, .on their extreme right, capturing
a number of prisoners.
He immediatelyprepared to follow up his
success. .. Meade . `m o ved
; : , •
General Meade 'moved - groin' his left thia
morning, and carried the enemy's line near
Poplar Grove Church.
A later dispatch, dated tiiis evening at 5 P.
xi., reported that the enemy had just made an
assault in three 'columns, on, his line near
Chapin's Farm,-and had been repulsed. --
No 'report hadleen received' from General
Meade since - he carried the-enemy's line near
Poplar Grove Church... l- - •
No intelligence of General Sheridan's op.
eratinndiashesix.yesoived since Sunday night,
ppm, and the
littnaf. .7repOrt -source - which' his
re 110144 the Telliiiiment was the advince of
his cavalry toStaguton,. as,, heretofore men
ST. Louis, Sept. 30
The Petersburg papers of to-day mention a
rumor, which they say is not confirmed, that
one brigade of Sheridan's cavalry was am
bushed at Swift Run Creek.
Dispatches from Newbern, N. C. received
this evening, state that the yellow fever is ex
tensively prevailing at that place, but is not
fatal among the troops. They are encamped
outside the town.
A dispatch from Gen. Sherman, dated at
half past eight o'clock last night, states that
he has made an actual exchange of two thou
sand of his own army, and has made an ar
rangement with Hood to send to the other
prisoners a supply of clothing, soap, combs,
&c. EDWLN IL STANTON,
LATER FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
ARRIVAL OF WOUNDED SOLDIERS,
BRILLIANT SUCCESS OF
Particulars of the Action Near Richmond
Gallant Charge of the 18th Corps.
Earthworks Carried at the Point of the
Ord Captures 16 Guns and 500
Grand Movement of Birney's Corps
Admirable Conduct of the Colored Troop.
Bravery of the Entire Forces
WOUNDING OF GENERAL ORD
FORTRESS MoNuoz, Sept. 30
The United States hospital steamer Matilda
has arrived with 195 wounded officers and sol
diers from the front, wounded in the action of
yesterday at Chapin's Bluff.
The United States steamer George Wash
ington, with 150 wounded, and the hospital
steamer Thos. Powell, with 226 wounded sol
diers, mostly privates, all from Deep Bottom,
also arrived here this afternoon.
From the officers* and others we gather the
following facts in regard to the action' on the
north side of the James river, which has thus
far proved a - most brilliant success:
During the night of the 28th, the 10th and
18th corps crossed the James to the North
side, moving with great celerity, and at day
break on the' 29th suddenly came' upon the
The 18th Corps (Gen. Ord's) met the enemy
at Chapin 's Bluff, charging the enemy's works
with great gallantry and were successful,
carrying-the post, FL 'Morris, with seven guns,
and then charging and carrying, at the point
of the bayonet; six other earth works, cap
turing in all 16 guns and 500 prisoners.
The works thus • Captured lire very
and fully equal to any that the enemy have
Gen. Birney's corps also met With great suc
cess, driying the rebels - from - their works com
manding' tho Newinarket road, and gaining
an important position, seriously menacing
All accounts agree that the colored troops
behaved admirably—a fact which is abun
dantly attested by the large numbers of
wounded reaching here. Ofpuree our brave
white troops fully' maintained their well
earned character—so nobly earned on many a
hard fought field, and showed clearlyby their
actions that they believed in conquering a
Major General E. 0. q. Ord was, wounded
whilst gallantly directing the movement of his
troops. His friends will be glad to learn that
his - wound is not serious, and will probably.
only , keep him from active duty for a fl*"
weeks. It is a flesh wound in the right leg,'
Gentral Burnham was killed. He fell at
the head of his brigade -whilst leading a
charge. His, remains have reached here and
will be sent north immediately.
His Forces only Four Miles from
THE ENEMY : DRIVEN IN CONFUSION.
•• • FORTRESS Moulton, Sept. 30.
1144 latest reports from the front, of that
part Of C.n.e . ..a.riny on the north side of the
James_river, represents everything as highly
encouraging. "Our forces were within'fonr or
five miles of Richmond this morning, hav
ing driven the enemy before them in confu
Nearlkall of our wounded in the action of
Thursday—about 570 in all--have ' been
The Fight Before Richmond
The Rebels Reinforced but Thoroughly Routed
Heavy Loss in one of the Divisions
The Works Captured are the
Strongest Ar(Mud Richmond.
Cren:,: , Welellpi: Tried *.•:17:4..ife;-:,Toii
13A.mtnionz, Oct. 1.
The following additional_ particulars have
been received from a partioißant in the fight
at , ChapirCaßlnff: ;
Gerieril Ord, of the 18t1•4 :corps, with two
smallei &visions, pushed towards Richmond
on Thursday morning, fighting his way, and
divivhig,the enemy's front-line till he reached
TheSe are - heavy wrks, in e xtent several
Rebel gunboats were in the rear and below
them. • - : "
!The rebel, garrison; at ,fins small, - had been
rsinforced from Riehmtaid. • ",.
'One division of Stannard's tOok:the•saiients
of thetnainwotk and thiince switieni itrouhd
iikade erand•in the rear of the enemy; in the
oth'er works; drevelhem out beforcgthem.
clown fpm Riclu~%ond, but' theyrAl(tre,niso
driven out. • : - _ ' vrvo:
The - VIVI/do& lithieh did - :•this' . 4ol42 ervir
brigade commander lalled'or wounded. Gen.
Burnham was killed, and Colonels Stevens
and Donohu wounded, but not dangerously.
This division behaved most gallantly, losing
some 500 men and officers killed and wounded.
The works taken were the strongest which
have so far been seen around Richmond, and
the same which ll'Clellan tried in vain t o
Our loss shows the stubborn character of
the fighting of the rebels. General Ord was
only slightly wounded.
Later from Sheridan
Continued Pursuit of Early
Destruction of 7 Wagons' and 4 - Caissons Be
longing to the Rebels.
Possession of Staunton by Sheri.
Destruction of a Great Quantity of Rebel
Capture of Wavnestkoro%
Ricer Bridges, 7 Niles of Railroad Track, Rebel
Government Tannery, Flour, Leather and
Other Stores Destroyed. -
Early's Men Take to the ;Mountains
Prisoners Captured Daily
Rebel Army Completely Broken
The Destruction of the Grain a Terrible
Blow to the Enemy.
Correctiou of a False Rumor.
Official Dispatches of General Sheridan.
WASHMIBTON, Oct. 1-11.50 A. M.
To Major Gen. Dix; New York:
The following dispatches from Major Gen.
Sheridan, detailing his successful operations
since the last report, have just been received:
HARRISONBURG, VA., Sept. 29th, 7:30 P. M.
Lieut. Gin. Grant, City Point:—ln my last dis
patch I informed you that I pressed Early so
closely through Newmarket, at the same time
sending cavalry around his flank, that he gave
up the valley, and took to the mountains,
passing through Brown's Gap. I kept up the
pursuit to Port Republic, destroying 75
wagons and 4 caissons.
I sent Gen. Torbert (who overtook me at
Harrisonburg) to Staunton with Wilson's
Division of cavalry and one of Merritt's.
GEM. Torbert entered Staunton on the 26th,
and destroyed a large quantity of rebel gov
entme,it property, harness, - saddles, small
arms, hard bread, flour, repair shops, etc.,
He then proceeded to Waynesboro', destroy
ing the iron bridges over the south branch of
the Shenandoah, seven miles of track, the de
pot buildings, Government tannery and a
large amount of leather, flour and stores, etc.,
at that place.
He found the tunnel was defended by in
fantry, and retired via Staunton.
My impression is that most of.the troops
which Early had left passed through the
mountains to Charlottsville.
Kershaw's division came to his assistance,
and I think passed along the west base of the
mountain to Waynesboro'.
I am getting from 25 to 40 prisoners daily,
who come in from the mountains on each side
and deliver themselves up.
From the most reliable account, Early's
army was completely broken up and is dis
Kershaw has not reached Richmond, but
was somewhere in the vicinity of Gordons
ville, when he received orders to rejoin Early.
The destruction •of the grain and forage
from here to Staunton will be a terrible 'blow
to them. All the grain, forage, etc.. in the
vicinity of , 'Staunton was retained for the use
of Early's army—all in the lower part of the
valley was shipped to Richmond for the use
use of Lee's array.
The country from here to Staunton was
'abundantly supplied with grain.
RARRIsawBunG, Va., Oct. 2.—Lient. Gen.
GaaNr:—l see. it, going- the rounds of the pa
pers that the 19th Corps was late coming into
the battle of- Wincheiter.
I was enarelY, itllaoriscions of this until I
saw it in the papers. The statement was made
by R. L. Shelby. I•wish to say that it is in
correct, and that this correspondent was
arrested by my order on a previous occasion,
for writing mistrustful accounts.
(Signed,) • • -,/ P. El: SHERIDA_N ;
No reports of operations in front of Rich
mond or Petersburg later than. my telegram
of last night have reached as than.
EDWIN M. 'STANTON,
Army ot Ahe'Potomae
Account of thd Movement Towards Richmond,
Heavy - Firing on the Extreme Left
GiuerrillasTroublesonte in Prince
Robbery of ' . our Safeguards.
THE REBELS - MOVING BACK AND FORTH,
Early's Defeat Causes Great Depression
in the Rebel Ranks.
They Loose All.raith in Final
THOUSANDS READY TO DESERT
HE.AxiquaTawas Amur OV THE POTOMAC, .
, September. 29th-,-Evening.
Bepoi,ts kora Gen. Butler's :department say
that the 10th and 18th eorps crossed the
James river at Deep Bottom, and . advanced
against the enemy's- works. at Chapin's farm
to-day, taking the first 'line of rifle pits with
At 10 A. u: -the" enemy's strong, position at
Chapin's. Bluff was carried 'by assault, - 'and
three hundred prisoners, sixteen guns, tags,
A' division of the Tenth Corps is said to
.haye suffered considerable_ loss, Ir#;t o t'h2
extent is not known.:, ."
Our troops hold the position whiehls about
five miles from Richmond. --
Heavy firing was heard late Wafts -mom
on the extreme left, believed. ta..be Gfegg's
cavalry engaging the enemy, as they went , on