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FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 7, 1864.
NATIONAL UNION TICKET.
FOR VICE EItESILDBET.
MORTON M'MICHAEL, Philadelphia
T. CUNNINGHAM, Beaver county.
1-Robert P King, 18-Elias W Hale
2-G. Morrison Coates,l4-Charles H Shriner,
3-Henry Bumm, 16 -John Wister,
4-William•H Kern, 16-David M'Conaughy,
5-Barton H Jenks, 17-David W Woods,
6-Charles M Runk, 18-Isaac Benison,
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 Haliday, 23-Ebenez'r M'Junkin,
12-Charles F Reed, 24-John W Blanchard
GEORGE F. MILLER, of Union county
Col. H. C. ALLEIIAN, Harrisburg
DANIEL KAISER, Wiconisco.
jOSIAH Q. YOUNG, Harrisburg
GEORGE M. MARK, Union Deposit
HENRY HARTMAN, Washington,
nraaoTon OF THE POOR,
PHILIP MOYER, Upper Paxton
ALFRED SLENTZ, Harrisburg
MEETINGS FOR THE UNION ! !
RALLY! RALLY!! RALLY!!!
Will be held as follows:
ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOWR 8
ON SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8.
At the Court House,
ON MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10.
All these meetings will be addressed by able
Don't be Deterred from the Main. Object of
By this time every truly loyal man is well
convinced, that the main object with the
friends of the Union in seeking a victory at
the polls, is to strengthen our armies in the
field. No set of men in the country under
stand this fact better than our copperhead
opponents. HenCe the virulence and vindic
tiveness with which the copperhead leaders
have been conducting the campaign. Hence
the attempt to make side issues, and thereon
base appeals to the lower passions of men.
In seeking a victory at the polls, the copper
head leaders are not so much prompted by
the desire for political power, as they are by
the hope of breaking up our system of free
Government. Such men as C. L. Ward, the
Chairman of the copperhead State Central
Committee, do not ask political power
from the people. What they seek is the de
struction of the Government, after which they
will seize the power to rule on the principle
of the divine right of aristocrats, as the mas
ters of the poor man and the owners of his
labor. We want the poor man everywhere to
remember these facts, and not allow himself
to be attracted from the real object of the
election. Loyally wants a victory at the polls
that loyalty may triiimpli in . the field. COPPER
HEAD/SM SEEED3 SUCCESS AT THE BALLOT BOX
THAT SLAVERY MAT BE VICTOEIOUS ON THE AT
TIE num! These are' uestions for the Work
ingmen to ponder. And before every working
man goes to the polls let him think that as he
votes it will depend whether his dear ones
shall becom e slaves in the market, or remain the
cherished gods of his household altars. These
are the real issues of the political contest--
for freedom—Fon PEACE BASED ON THE VINDI
CATED Atrritonth OF THE GOVERNMENT-FOR
A UNION AND A GOVERNMENT CON
TROLLED BY THE LABOR WHICH IS
THE SOURCE OF THE WEALTH AND
THE STRENGTH OF BOTH!
THE IirCLFT.T.SN PROGRIMEE.—The Indian
apolis Sentinel, the organ of the Indiana De
mocracy, published an article last Monday,
headed, "A Few Thoughts Upon the Coming
Presidential Election," in which the writer,
after depicting the terrible results (to the De
mocracy) of Mr. Lincoln's re-election, nays:
"Turn we now to review the result should the
Chicago nominee be elected. His programme
will be a cessation of hostilities, and an at
tempt to restore the Union by compromise
and reconciliation, or,i if
_failing in that, taking
the last extreme—recognition."
BrOVFMT.AN'S SNEAK POLICY.-The Louisville
Daily Press states that it has "ample reason
to know that Charles A. Wickliffe, of Ken
tucky, stated in Baltimore that McClellan as
sured him, two days in advance of his letter
of acceptance, that if he (McClellan)' were
elected, not a gun should 'be fired at ilre•rebels
after the 4th o f March," What a curse would
it be to the nation could this non-resistant do
nothing Major (literal be made PreSident
thel:/rdted. States !
Con. Cummrras, of Kentucky, one of the
most entertaining speakers of the campaign,
will speak at the Court HOTLSO on Monday
ensuing not Don't fail to be& /an.
•The Vote for the County and District
Every truly intelligent and fervently loyal
man in Dauphin county recognizes the great
principle at stake in the coming political con
test at the polls. The issue will not stop with,
triumph at the polls. Long thereafter, in the
halls of legislation, in the . departments of
trade and finance, and in every social relation,
the effect of a triumph or defeat will be most
seriously felt for evil or for good. Hence, the
importance of the people in every district in the
State discharging their full duty at the polls.
In a crisis like this, no man has a right to ne
glect to vote, and still claim to be a citizen.
He who wilfully omits the duties forfeits the
rights of citizenship. Hence, in rauphincotm
ty, every loyal man must . vote if he hopes to
keep bright and powerful the eternal princi
pies of his loyalty. The fact that we have a
majority and can easily elect our county and
district ticket, does not afford any man an ex
cuse to absent himself fromthe polls, because
we aim at higher results in this contest, than
the mere election of candidates for local offi
ces. We want the prestige of large majorities,
to establish our unqualified devotion to great . na
tional principles. Hence the principle at stake
in both elections, alike the one in October
and that in November, is the same. There
fore, if we poll a large vote for our candidates
at the first, we can increase it at the second
election. This has always been proven to be
the case with all parties. Prestige is allied to
numbers. Give us the preponderance of a
full vote for our county and district, tickets,
and our word for it, the State of VennsYlva
nia will roll up such a majority for Lincoln
and Johnson in November, as will startle trait
ors from their dark strongholds, and over-awe
to obedience every mean treason sympathizer
in the loyal States.
Dauphin county owes it to herself to poll
every loyal vote within the limits of her dif
ferent election districts, on Tuesday next.
The young and active men in the boroughs,
wards and townships, must make it their bus
iness to get out the old men of their diStricts
—to see that the sick and wounded discharged
soldiers get to the polls—to see that every,
man in their respectiVe districts goes to the
In a crisis like this every man has his duty
to perform—every man should feel it his duty ;
to see that his neighbors vote—to see that
justice is dealt out at the polls—to see that
illegal votes are refused—to see that the victory
is for the right
We want a full vote for every man on the
county ticket.— From Congress down to. Au
ditor, we want a' fall vote. Our foes in thig
district only hope to reduce our majorities ;
it is our duty, then, to increase such majori,
We fight for freedom, government and the
Union, against treason, despotism and anarchy !
What the People Want.
The people of all the States, alike those of
thenorth and the south, want peace,based on
the fr.II...JuguITIOD. of filo Petleral authority.
Any other peace would not last a calendar
month. Until the rebel armies are beaienand
broken up—until the aristocratic represents-,
tives of the institution of slavery, now:de
fending rebellion, are humiliated, their in
stitution divested of its political prerogatives,
and wherever slavery is known to contribute
directly to the support of traitors in arms,
the institution itself abolished—until all this
is accomplished, there cannot and will not be
peace in the United States, simply because the
slave-holder, for the interest of that institu
tion, will forever hold himself in readiness to
rebel—and those who sympathize with him,
for the furtherance of their political ends,
will always be prompt to render slavery aid
and comfort. Hence the people want the full;
unmistakable, severe and stern crushing out
of treason and rebellion, that it may not again
become necessary for them to repeat the ter
rible sacrifices of the war into which they are
now plunged, to suppress another rebellion.
Bat against all this the copperhead leaders
now oppose themselves, to save slavery, to
preserve the prestige of its leaders and main
tain the power of their former political
positions, that the same men .for the, 'seine
purposes may, at some future propitions hour,
again arm and assail the national authority.
The whole political Contest in which we are
now engaged, hinges on this point. While
the slave-holders are working to destroy free
government, `the Democratic+ leaders are strug
gling to m 'anitain the political influence and
the social corruption of slavery. While the
free masses of the north are making noble
sacrifices for peace, based on the recognition
of the national authority, the Democratic
leaders are alone absorbed in a con
test for the nationality of slavery.. The
difference between the Democratic leaderstnid
the real friends of the Union, is that the De
mocracy are contending for peace by the-en
slavement Ot all labor, while the friends of the
Union seek peace by the universal spread of
liberty. The one wants all the States devoted
to slavery; the other seeks a Union of common
wealths based on freedom. This is the true
Solution of the peace projects as they are
presented for the approval of the pedple at
the polls. If the true Talon men succeed, at
the polls in October and November, We will
have taken the first step to a peace based on
freedom. If the copperheads triumph, the
peace which will follow, willbe one enforced by
the slave master with llie lash and the traitor
victor with the bayonet. Between these is
sues, as they are involved in,the political mon.-
test, the people must now decide for peace.
TILE Louisville Journal has the following
scaly allusion to its favorits candidate for the
"We think that the Federal officers ; mili
tary and civil, Nilo have nothing to dO,
ahould be placed on a reduced scale , rof
Itiy. Flamm: smxxlEor, of 8t Pati , ck's
Chapel, Detroit, Who was drafted, has deter
mined to go into the ranks. . aistriends pro
_,E!ubstitiAe for him, but he declined
the offer, aml said he would do his own
fighting. • a.
Another Copperhead Falsehood
We are informed that an old gray headed
copperhead is 'lining around the -city :dread
fully deploring the great reverses that has h ap ..
paned to Gen. Grant. He says that the rebels
had blown 75,000 Union soldier up in their
fortifications. The whole story is a dastard
lie 'from begining to end. Gen. Grant has
met with no reverses, he is securely located in
front of the rebels, and will take Richmond
ere long—notwithstanding the Copperheads in
the North are throwing all the obstacles in the
way . that they can.
Grant and Butler.
IMPORTANT MOVEMENT OF WARREN,
Heavy Firing About Chapin's Farm
Capture olreAnother Line of
Manassas Gap,Railioad Opened
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.
The mail steamer Manhattan, from City
Point, reports that there has been no heavy
fighting in front of Petersburg since the last
reports. Warren has swung around on the
left somewhat, to a position commanding the
Southside railroad, where he is throwing up
entrenchments and mounting heavy guns, by
which it is believed the rebels may be pre
vented from Using the, road.
The Manhattan brought up forty-four rebel
officers, captured by the 18th Corps on the
north side of the James river; they are under
charge of Captain Powell, 68th Pennsylvania
Regiment, and rank from lieutenant to lieu
tenant-colonel, including several majors.--
Lieutenant-colonel Maury, who commanded a
rebel fortification on Chapin's farm, is among
Captain Powell- also had charge of thirty
two rebel deserters, who came into General
Butler'sliries. They have taken the oath and
desire to goiNorth.
The k. , "aport steamer .Belvidere has ar
'rived fromTortress Monroe; which:place she
left yesterday afternoon at three o'clock. She
repo* that yesterday monshigliisvy cannon
:ading was heard from the - direction of Cha
pin's farm, and the report was in eirculation at
'Fortress Monroe that we had'dfiven the ene
my from another line 'of;intrePchinents.
Yesterday four hoispital ;blatie arrived at
Fortress Monroe from aboie, ,2o 'with wounded,
• belonging to the Army of the . James. There
was a large proportion of ifolored soldiers
among these wounded.
The Manassas Gap Railroad has been re
paired as far as Rectortown.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—No further move
ments are reported as having taken place
southwest of Petersburg. Our troops are
steadily fortif,ying the positions gained, but the
enemy is probably too strongly intrenched on
the Southside railroad to warrant an assault
upon their works. As it is, however, we have
roegertsioii of the Vaughn road, over which
the rebels wagoned a Mrge portion of their
supplies, and our forces hold an impregnable
position within two miles of the Southside
railroad. This is an advantage worth far more
than the cost of the attack.
Arrival of General Ewing at St. Louis
Account of his Retreat From Pilot Knob
A. Fight with the Rebels at Harrison Station.
Price Reported Near Union on
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6.
Gen. Ewing and several officers of his com
mand reached here last night, having marched
from Pilot Knob to De Soto, with an escort of
Dirty men, and thence came to St. Louis by
railroad. His retreat from Pilot Knob was
unmolested till about twenty miles from Har
rison Station, where the rebels attacked him
in considerable force, but were driven.back by
his artillery, with loss. He • erected some
slight breastworks and planted cannon; and
fought the enemy pretty constantly till Satur
day afternoon, when Col. Be veride, with 600
of the 17th Illinois cavalry, arrived from
Rolla, and the rebels, retired... Early on Sun
day morning the command - started for Rolla,
which point they reached the same evening,
with 700 men and all their artillery. The
total loss in the command, including the siege,
Pilot Knob, skirmishing on the retreat, and
the engagement at Harrison Station, were
about 300, the larger proportion being prison
Dispatches from Franklin .report all quiet
there. General Smith commands the forces
at that point, including the enrolled militia,
all under General Pike. The latest accounts
from Price placed him six mil4Wetit of Union,
on Tuesday, on the Jefferson. City road. His
force consists of fifteen' thousand fighting
men, cavalry, mounted infantry, and about
5,000 camp-followers. His movements, indi
cate a design to take Jefferson City, install
Tom Reynolds as .:Governor,
Governor and hold the
State for the Confederacy. General Mower
has been heard from, but_ his whereabouts is
The Delaware Assessors' Eleetion
A LARGE UNION GAIN.
The State Reported Good for Lincoln' and
WII4EINGTON, Oct .6
In New Castle county the Unionists elected.
twelve inspectors and six assessors ; the Dem
ocrats elected five inspectors and four asses
sors. There are rib returns from Bent or
Sussex counties, which are usually Democratic.
It was no test vote. The Union vote was not
lull, while the Democrats made exertions to
bring out their full vote. By comparison with
1862, the vote shows that the Union men can
and will carry the State for Lincoln and aohn
son. In 1862 the. Democrats had a majority
of about 800, but in the November election
the Union majority'was 111.
Wer.l V irginia.
.. OA.VSEE , ET THE 14 1.7 /ABEL SAID
Bevrruoit*, Oct 6.
General gelly,*rit.es that the rebel invaders
in Wesf-Ylrkinia , itode.nclidisiiii6tionjuWeir
assessments between .;their :own abetters and
Union sythiathizers:-' 3l l l he loss to_. Upsher
courdyi Na.. alone, the estimateErat;fortir,:then
The Railroad Depot at Shelbyville Burned by
Ten Prisoners Murdered.
Attach on a Union Cattle Guard.
Destruction - on the Chattahoochie.
BATTLE NEAR ALATOONA
Nasirvii.LE, Oct. 6.
The rebel Oaptain.Blachwell on the 30th
ult., surprised and captured some guards,
numbering thirty-two, near Shelbyville,
Tenn., burned the railroad depot, and a lot of
arms and munitions of war. Ten of the Fed
eral prisoners were shot by Blackwell near
Fayetteville, and the balance were delivered to
Forrest. Six of the latter escaped and reached
One hundred and fifty rebels under Duvall
McNury, attacked Lieutenant Bliggeod, sth
Kansas cavalry, in charge of a large drove of
cattle from Johnsonville, fifteen miles from
Nashville. The Federal guard numbered
sixty, half of whom were killed, wounded or
captured. The - balance escaped and arrived
here safely. The cattle were stampeded, and
large numbers of them were straying through
The river is six feet on the shoals and rising.
On the 4th, a large rebel force appeared on
the Chattahoochie river, near Ackworth sta
tion, destroyed several pieces of the track,
and burned Big Shanty. Two bridges across
the Chatahoochie at Cartersville and Resaca,
were damaged by heavy rains. A rebel force
was near Dalton on the 3d inst.,
moving in a
southeasterly direction. They had with them
a train of 250 wagons. A severe fight occur
red at Alatoona yesterday, between the garri
son and a body of rebel infantry. Gen. Carse
and Col. Towlett were wounded. The rebel
loss was heavy, according to the reports of
The battle is expected to be renewed to-day.
A division of rebel infantry was seen moving
at the Etowah river, probably with the inten
tion of crossing to this side.
The river has seven feet on the shoals, and
is still rising.
The Rebel Attack on Alatoona
They are Repulsed and Leave their Dead and
Wounded in our Hands.
Ouirrisoook, Oct. 6.—At six o'clock yes
terday morning the enemy attacked Alatoona
with artillery and infantry, The position
was occupied by a portion of Gen. Smith's
corps. The fight continued at intervals, and
during the latter part of the day the enemy
was handsomely repulsed with severe loss.
In the evening they hastily retreated towards
Dallas and Dalton, leaving all their dead and
400 to 600 wounded in our possession. Our
loss is about 300 killed and wounded. Gen.
Cane is reported to be wounded. The firing
was heavy in the direction of Kenesaw during
This is the first clear day for nearly two
weeks. All the streams are overflowing and
washing away the bridges at Ringgold, Resaca
and Ohattehoochie. The two first-named will
be rebuilt to-day.
ANOTHER COPPERHEAD DEFEAT.
Connecticut Town Election..
[Prom the Hew Raven Journal of Oct: 5.
Below we give the returns so far as received.
As is generally the case, they come to hand
very slowly. Enough has been received,
however, to show that the great struggle of
the Copperheads to " get control of the ballot.
boxes, has resulted in another fizzle. Re
turns from eighty-four towns, show that the
Union men gain nine towns while they loose
but one. There is, as is always the case in
town elections, somffefalling off from the
Spring vote; but in several towns the Union
majority has been considerably increased,
and in those towns where there have been
smaller majorities, the result is caused by the
want of interest which the Union electors
usually exhibit toward these town elections.
Copperheads are trying to draw small comfort
from the fact that some of our majorities are
not as large as in the Spring, but it is a crumb
that November will see taken from them by
the noble majorities which will then be un
failingly rolled up for Lincoln and Johnson—
Liberty and Union. The following is the re
sult as far as received :
North Haven, (gain,) Portland, (gain,)
East Haven, Birkhamst6d, (gain,)
New Milford, (gain,) Putnam,
New Britain, Hilllingly,
East Hartford, Plainfield,
South Windsor, (g'n,) Woodstock,
Norwich, Suffield, (gain,)
Griswold, ._ Brooklyn,
Stonington, . Plymouth,
New London, Avon,
Torrington, East Windsor,
Enfield, Lyme, Danbury, Portland,
New Canaan, Essex,
North Branford, (g'n, ) Redding, (gain,)
Derby, (gain,) Lisbon,
Wallingford, Windsor Locks,
Middletown, East Granby,
Preston, ' Hamden,
East Lynn, Branford,
Windsor, t Seymour,
Cheshire, • Oxford,
Bridgeport (city,) Newton,
Great Meeting at Williamsport.
Wrrazamspowr, Oct. 6.
The largestfaxiii most enthusiatic meeting
ever held in Lycoroing county convened at
Williamsport to.day. , There were five hun
dred and twenty-seven wagons in the proces
sion, and over one hunched horsemen. The
prOcemiion was over three miles long. Hon,
John:Cochrane rind 'others addressed the ini
ANOTHER COPPERHEAD VICTORY!
Murder of a Union Soldier.
Arrets of Two of the Guerrillas.
EASTON; Oct. 6.
Private Leander K. Deas, of Capt. Strouds
cavalry of Philadelphia, was shot through the
head 'with a bullet, and in several part of the
body with buckshot, and was instantly killed
yesterday near the residence of Jacob Miller
in Price township, Monroe county.
A squad of men, the deceased being one of
them, had gone out as a guard to the person
who was to'serve notices upon drafted men of
the township, and while riding along the road
they were fired upon from the bushes with the
result above stated.
Miller and a man named Leese were arrest
ed by the comrades of the murdered man,
were brought to Stroudsburg las night, and
were to have been removed to Philadephia
Dees was a highly respectable young man,
and resided in Philadelphia.
Shooting of a Soldier—Fate of His
CMC/G9, Oct. 6
This evening Dr. Faris, a notorious Virginia
traitor, residing here, shot, without provoca
tion, George W. 3111ibbins, a returned sol
dier of the Twenty-fifth Illinois, killing him
instantly. Henry M'Kibbins, brother of the
deceased, was also wounded.
• The outraged comrades of the deceased pur
sued Faris to the house of Dr. Lumen, another
notorious rebel; they surrounded the house
and demanded the surrender of Faris. Luman
surrendered the murderer, when the exaspe
rated soldiers pot twenty bullets through him.
The outraged community refuse to let the
traitor be buried from either of the churches.
Official War Bulletin
LATER FROM SHERMAN.
He Protects His Communications
Heavy Engagement on the 6th inst„ Near
The Rebels Driven From the
Field with Heavy Loss.
They Leave their Dead and Wounded in our
Trains Running to Alatoona.
Heavy Rains and High. Water.
Later from Gen. Granger.
FORREST MOVING SOUTH.
Skirmishing at Span's Creek.
Further Particulars of the Engagement at
HEAVY LOSS IN FRENCH'S REBEL DIVISION
1,000 Killed and Wounded Left in Our
Forrest Cornered by Morgan, and Ills Trans
OUR GUNBOATS PREVENT HIS RETREAT
Grand Operations in Front of
Richmond and Petersburg.
Good News May be Expected.
Sheridan at Harrisonburg
DEATH OF LIEUT. MEIGS
FROM :GEN. ROSECRANS
EWING RETREATS TO ROLLA
WASHINGTON, OCt. 7-11.40 A. ht.
Major General John A. Dix, New York:
In .a recent dispatch it was mentioned that
Gen. Sherman was taking measures to pro..
tect his communications from the rebel forces
operating•against them. Dispatches received
last night show the fulfilment of the expecta
Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas was sent to
Nashville to organize the troops in his dis
district, and drive Forrest from our lines,
while the attention of Gen. Sherman was di
rected to the movements of the main rebel
army in the vicinity of Atlanta.
On the 4th of October the rebels had cap
tured Big Shanty, but were followed up closely
On the 6th a severe engagement was fought
by our forces under Gen. Jno. E. Smith and
the rebel forces under Gen. Forrest, in which
the rebels were driven from the field with
heavy loss ' leaving their dead and wounded in
The details are given in the following dis
patch from Gen. 'Thomas: '
Nes/num, Oct. 6-11.30 r. at.
Son. E. At. Stanton, Secretary of Ward
The following telegram is justreceived from
Chattanodga: Gen. Smith, who left there yes
terday, fifth (sth) inst., telegraphs that the
enemy retreated last evening from Alatoona,
moving in the direction of Dallas, leaving from
four to six hundred wounded in our hands.
Our loss is about 100 killed and 200 wounded.
The railroad bridge near Ringgold was washed
(Signed) S. B. MOORE,
The Resaca bridge will be repaired by to
morrow, and the trains will be able to run as
far as Alatoona, going via Cleveland and
Nothing further has been heard from Sher
man since my dispatch of yesterday, but the
retreat of the enemy towards Dallas indicates
he was close upon the rear at Alatoona.
I have not heard from Gene. Botusseau or
Washburne to-day, but presume they are
Malin Forrest as rapidly as the condition or
the roads will admit. -
We hilid inid heavy and continuous rains
for the last frre ,days, rendering the roads and
have just received the following dispatch
froin Gen. Granger, dated
. /Einakvibucp Qiitgaber 6-20 P. x--Theicon
rier reported wounded in crossing 'Elk r i ver
is in. He lost the dispatches while crossing
the river. He reports that two rebels were
captured yesterday, who say that they left
Forrest at Lawrenceburg the night before,
General Morgan's advance was skirmishing
with the enemy this A.. M. on Span's Creek, h e
being unable to cross the creek on account of
high water. He hopes to be able to cross by
to-morrow morning, when he will push them
still further on.
The Alabama railroad will be repeaired from
here to Pulaski in one week.
GEORGE H. THOMAS,
Another and unofficial dispatch reports as
follows: Telegraph repaired to Alatoona to
day. The action yesterday was severe.
French attacking . with his division, 7,000
strong, and suffering heavily, leaving his kill
ed and wounded in our hands to the number
of 1000, while we lost only 300. The light
lasted six hours altogether.
From Florence we hear that Morgan has
Forrest cornered, has captured his transpor
tation, and that the gunboats prevent all re
treat across the Tennessee.
SATISFACTORY REPORTS OF THE OP
ERATIONS .1N PROGRESS.BEFORE RICH
MOND AND PETERSBURG HAVE BEEN
RECEIVED, but their details are not at pre
sent proper for publication.
A dispatch from Gen. Stevenson reports an
officer of Gen. Sheridan's staff just arrived.
Gen. Sheridan was still at Harrisomburg.—
His supply trains were going on all right, oc
casionally interrupted by guerrilla parties, the
only force on the road. This officer brought
in the remains of Lt. John R. Meigs, of the
Engineer Corps, and only son of brevet Raj.
Gen. Meigs, Quartermaster General, who was
killed by bushwhackers on Monday last, while
making a military survey.
In the death of that gallant officer the de
partment has occasion to deplore no ordinary
loss. Last year he graduated at the military
academy at West Point with the highest hon
ors at the head of his class, was commissioned
as a Lieut. of engineers, and was immediately
sera into the field. He performed meritorious
and dangerous services during the last
year on the fortifications at Baltimore, at
Harper's Ferry and at Cumberland, and
was made chief engineer in the army of the
Shenandoah. In the campaigns he accompa
nied the army under Sigel, Hunter and Sheri
dan in every positions
He gave proof of graft professional skill, per
sonal courage and developed patriotism.
One of the youngest and brightest ornaments
of the military profession, he has fallen an
early victim to murderous rebel warfare.
General Rosecrans reports that Gen. Ewing
made good his retreat to Rolla, losing only a
few stragglers, and the killed and wounded
by the way were very few.
From the number of the wounded rebels,
the enemy's loss will not fall much short of a
thousand hors du combat.
(Signed) EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
Our Official Relations with Mexico
Operations on the N. A. Blockading Squadron.
FROM GENERAL GRANT'S ARMY
Our Position Impregnable.
Mosby . Recovering From his Recent Injpries.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.
This Government continues its official re
lations with the Liberl or Constitutional
Government of Mexico, and the President has
recently recognized Jose Solero Pristo as
Consul of that republic at the post of San
It appears,from an official statement received
at the Navy Department to-day, that the North
Atlantic blockading squadron has from August
Ist, 1863, to October Ist of the present year,
captured or destroyed fifty vessels. Most of
these were first class blockade runners.
The intelligence received from the Army of
the Potomac to-day is that unusual quiet pre
vailed during Wednesday night and yesterday
morning. up to 10 o'clock, when the mail
boal left City Point. Our forces on the south
side are within sound and sight of the rail
road, and in a strong position, capable, it is
said, of resisting any rebel assault.
It appears that the enemy are not using that
railroad to any considerable extent.
Positive information has been received by
the Alexandria (Va.) Journal that Mosby has
so far recovered from his recent wound as to
be able to again take the saddle.
It says certain it is that he is once more in
command, and it may not be many days be
fore there will be a renewal of the guerrilla
depredations in the adjoining counties.
Later from Missouri.
Price Attempts to Cross the Osage River
HIS FORCES REPULSED
Rebels not Across the Missouri River.
Official advices say that Price's main rebel
army attempted to cross , the Osage River at
Castle Rock, to-day, but " were prevented by
a force of our troops stationed on the opposite
side, between whom and the .rebels fighting
has occurred—but with what result was not
The recent rains have swollen the Osage,
and Price will probably try and cross at same
point higher up.. .
The reports that several hundred rebels had
crossed the Missouri river into Montgomery
county, are unfounded.
General Mower arrived in 'good time at
Curent Point. His movements will soon be
announced to the enemy by himself.
Civilians Prohibited from Going up the dames
FORT MONROR, Oct.
Orders have been issued to-day prohibiting
civilians from passing up the James River
from this point.
The new iron clad Massopac, from New
York, • arrived here this afternoon. The
steamer Wemapausett arrived from City
Point this afternoon, but brings no news of
moment - from the army.
PkilaSelphla. Stock Market.'
PIEtrADELPIThi, Oct. 7.
Stocks irregular. Penna. 5s 95; Reading
R. R. 611; Norris Canal 99; Pa. R. B. 69;
Gold 200; Excbang,e on New York par.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6