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FENIONS, BOUNTIES, BACK PAY,
War Claims and Claims for Indemnity.
STEWART, STEVENS, CLARK & CO.,
Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Late, and Sdicitors
for al/ kinds of Military Claims,
450 PENNbYLVANIA AVENUE,
WASHINGTON, IL C.
This firm, having a thorough knowledge of the Pen
sion. Business, and being familiar with the practice in
all the Departments of Government, believe that they
can afford. greater facilities to Pension, Bounty, and
other Claimants, for the prompt and successful accom
plishment of business entrusted to them, than any other
firm in Washington. They desire to secure such an
amount of this business as will enable them to execute
the business for each claimant very cheaply, and on the
basis of their pay contingent upon their success in each
case. For this purpose they will secure the services of
Law Firms in each prominent locality throughout the
States where such business may be had, furnish such
with all the necessary blank forms of application and
evidence, requisite printed pamphlet instructions, and
circulars for distribution in their vicinity, with assn-
mates DIMAS inserted, and upon the due execution of
the papers and transmission of the same to them by
their local associates, they will promptly perform the
Ur Their charges will be tea dollars for officers and
fire dollarsfor privates, for each Pension or Bounty and
Back Pay obtained, and ten per cent, on amount of
Claims for Military Supplies or Claims for Indemnity.
Irr Soldiers enlisted since the let of March, 1861, in
any kind of service, Military or Naval., who are disabled
by disease or wounds, are entitled to reusing. AA
soldiers who serve for two rears, or during the war,
should it sooner close, will be entitled to $lOO Bounty.
Widows of soldiers who die or are killed, are entitled to
Pensions, and the $lOO Bounty. If there 'be no widow,
then the minor children. And if no minor children,
then the father, mother, sisters or brothers are enti
..ed as above to the $lOO Bounty and Back Pay.
JOSEPH B. STEWART,
NESTOR L. STEVENS,
OSCAR A. STEVEN,I3 •
• WILLIS B. PAYLOAD.
WASHINGTON, D. C., 1862.
aWr ' Apply at our office, or to our Associate at
'IIIISBURG, Pa.--JOHN A. BILLER, Attorney and
PITTSBURG, FA.—AIITHUBS & BIDD.ELL, Attor
POTTSTILLB, PA.—WM. B. SMITH, Attorney and
;PHILADELPHIA, PA.-4. G. MINNICHILD, 46 Atwood
street, WM. M. SMITH, Attorney and Counsellor.
WAggparon, PA.—BOYD CRITIIBINCB, Attorney
JACKSON & CO.'S
SHOE S TORE,
140. 99% MARK IT STMT,
Where they ntend to devote their entire time to the
BOOTS AND SHOES
all kinds and varieties, in the neatest and most fash
onable styles, and at satisfactory prises. *k.
Their steels will consist, in part ; of Gentlemen's Fine
Calf and Patent Leather Boots and Moss, latest styles;
Ladies' and Misses' Gaiters, and otherphoes in great
variety; and in fact everything connected with the
VIISTOZorEit WO.NK will be particularly attended to,
and in all eases will satisfaction be warranted. Lasts
glitted up by one of the best makers in the country.
The long practical experience of the undersigned ; and
their thorough knowledge of the business will, they
trust, be eenclent guarantee to the public that they
will do them justice, and furnish-them an article the
zec2-_-_mend itself fur utility, cheapness and dim
/ACV. Oanlij JACKSON & CO.
URMER'S PATENT J3EEF TEA ;
a solid, concentrated extract of
BEEF AND VEGETABLES,
Convertible immediately into a nourishing and deli
cious soup. Highly approved by a number of minute
This admirable article condensed into a compact form,
all the substantial and nutritive properties of a large
bulk of meat and vegetables. The readiness withwhich
it dissolves into a rich and palatable Soup, which would
require hours of preparation according to the nasal
method, is an Advantage in many situations of life, too
obvious to need urging. Its highly nourishing qualities
combined with its delicacy, renders it invaluable for the
sick; while for those in health, it is a perfect substitute
for fresh meat and vegetables.. It will keep good in any
is peculiarly well adapted FOR TRAVELERS, by
land or sea, who canthus avoid those accidenteldopriva
done of a comfortable meal, to which they are sehable.
JOR MY/LUDS, whose capricious appetite can thus
e satisfied in a moment.
FOR SPORTSMEN and ISICUESIONISTS. to whom,
both its compactness and sup preparation will TOMB
mend it. For sale by
UNEXCELLED BY ANY IN THE U. STATES !
AND SUPERIOR TO ANY
MT GIP "Ir MI XL AS. TNT 7:1
OFFERED IN PENNSYLVANIA!
IT IS MADE OF
CHOICE MIESPITRI WHITE WHEAT.
Delivered any place in the city free of chary
Terms cash on delivery.
P.OLDIER'S CAMP COMPANION.-
A very convenient Writing Peak; also, Portfolios,
Memoratrimm Pools, Portmonnaies, &c., at
MOTIONS_—Qui.te a variety of useful
IA sad entertaining articles—cheap—at
Peaches, Tomatoes , lobster, Salmon, Oyrtere,
piced Oysters, for sale by WIC DOOR, jr., do CO-
A BOOK FOR THE TIMES!
American, Annual Cyclopedia and Register of
Important Event* for the Year 1861. In 1 vol.
8 no. ever 750 pages. Cloth .p 3, Leather $3.50.
Publief...ed by D. Appleton 4- Co., New York.
The design of this work is to furnish a record of all
the important knowledge of the year. The events of
the war, owing to their prominence, will, of course ots
copy a conspicuous part, but all other branches 2 43ol-
once, Art, Literature, the Mechanic Aria, itc., will re
ceive due attention. The work will be published ex.-
elusively by subscription, and ready for delivery in ulnae
Also, new complete
Benton , s Debates of Congress, 16 volumes, $3 and $8.44
Benson's nasty Years in U. S. Smote, 2 volumes, $2.30
cyczopedla of American Rioquence, containing tide
s p e emes elks most eminent Orators of America, 14
steel portraits, 2 vole. $2.50 each.
Parton's Life and Times of Andrew Jackson,3 volumes,
Address T. i.l3TßAßßAllo4l,7lnrriebor g , Pa.
General Agent for D. APPLIATON & 00.
For Oirculnrs descriptive of Annual Cyclopedia.
Ridge Avenue, corner, of Broad street,
The undersigned informs the public that he has re
cently renovated and refitted his well-known "Union
Hotel" on Bidge avenue, near the Round Rouse. and is
prepared to accommodate citiz Ana, strangers and travel
ers in the beat style, at moderate rates.
His table will be supplied with the best the markets
afford, and at his bar will be found superior brands of
liquors and malt beverages. The very best accommo
dations for railroaders employed at the shops in this
Acinity. HENRY DOETH - NN.
VRENCH MUSTARD, ENGLISH and
Domestie Pinkies, (by the dozen or hundred,)
*crier Salad Oil, Ketchup, fiances and condiments of
every description, for sale by
my2s WK. DOCK, 35., & Co
WAR ! WAR 1 —BRADY, No_ 62
Market street, below Third, has received a large
assortment of Swears, Wass and MILTS, whist h
will sell very low. aa2o-dtf
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VOL. 5.-NO. 211.
A PRACTICAL DYER FROM GERMANY,
Takes this mode to inform the public and his numer
ous friends that he has fitted up a DYEING DOOM,
In Meadow Lane, in the city of Harrisburg, Pa.,
Where he is prepared to do anything in dyeing, as
Silk, Woolen, Cotton, etc., warranted for good.
The subscriber is ready at NO. 94, MARKET ST.,
four doors below Fourth street, to make
MEN'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING
In any desired style, and with skill end promptness.
Persons wishing cutting done eim have it done at the
shortest notice. sp27-dly
WM. H. MILLER,
R. E. FERGUSON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
BETWEEN WALNUT and MARKET SQUARE,
ap29-d&w Nearly opposite the Buehler House.
THOS. C. MACDOWELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MILITARY CLAIM AND PATENT AGENT.
Office in Burke'', Row, Third street, (Up Stairs.)
Having formed a connection with parties in Wash
ington City, wno are reliable business men, any busi
ness connected with any of the Departments will meet
with immediate and careful attention. m6-y
L yt C. WEICREI4,
SURGEON AND OCULIST,
RESIDENCE THIRD WEAR NORTH STRUT.
He is now fully prepared to attend promptly to the
duttee of profession in all its branches.
A Lose Ism T7IT SOOONSSITL
justifies him in promising fail and ample satisfaction to
all who may /mos himwith a can, be the disease Chronle
or any ether nature. mlB-411kwly
CHARLES F. V OLLMER
Chestnut street, four doors above Second,
(OPPOSITE WASHINGTON HOBS Housaj
Is prepared to furniBh tO Order, in the very_best style 01
workmanship, spring and Hair Mattresses, Window Cur
tains, Lounges, and all other articles of Furniture in his
line, on short notice and moderate terms. Having ex
perience in the business, he feels warranted in making a
share of public patronage, confident of his &Wity to give
NO. Il i NORTH THIRD ST., HARRISRUNG.
liIELODEONS, VIOLINS, GUITARS,
Banjos, Flutes, Fifes, Drums, Accordeons,
STRINGS, SHEET AND BOOR MIMI; &C., &C.,
PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES. ALBUMS,
Large Pier and Mantle Mirrors, Square and Oval irszatt
of every descriptionnomie to order. Reguilding done.
Agency for Howe's Sewing Machines.
IE7 Sheet Music sent by Mail. octl-1
JOHN W. GLOVER,
Has just received from New York, an assort
whiol he offers to his customers and the publie sit
nov22) MODERATE PRICES. dtf
402 WALNUT STROBT,
General Claims for Soldiers promptly collected, State
Claims adjusted, &c., &c. mar2o.dlm.
SMITH & EWING,
_ THIRD STREET, Harrisburg,
Practice in the several Courts of Dauphin county. Col
lections made promptly. A. C. SMITH,
feb26 J. B. BW/KG.
T COOK, Merchant Tailor,
s 27 CHESNUT ST., between Second and Front,
Has just returned from the city with an assortment of
CLOTHS, CASSIMERES AND VESTINGS,
which will be sold at moderate prices and made up to
order; and, also, an otwortnitwit of READY MADE
Clothing and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods.
B. N. DORI, D. D. S.,
414a: i f- N 0 . 119 MARKET STREET,
EBY & BUILDING, UP STAIRS.
RELIGIOUS BOOK STORE,
TRACT AND SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPOSITORY )
E. S. GERMAN,
ST SOUTH SBOOND STBBBT, ABOVII 0/118NUT,
Depot for the wile of Stereoeoopee,Stereoseopletriewi,
Music and Musical Instruments. Also, subscription
taken for religious publications!. noSO-dy
JOHN G. W. MARTIN ;
HERR'S HOTEL, HARRISBURG, PA.
AU mariner of VISITING, WEDDING AND B USI
NESS CARDS OZecnted in the most artistic styles earl
most reasonable terms. deel4-dtf
This plesaut and MILMOMMIII Hotel hue been'tho
roughly re-fitted and re-furnished. It is peasantiy
situated on North-West corner of Howard and Franklin
streets, a few doors west of the Northern Central Rail
way Depot. Dyers attention paid to the comfort of his
guests. G. LBISENHING, Proprietor,
jel2-tf (Late of Selina Grove. Pa.)
THEO. F. SOHEFFER,
BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTER
NO. IS MARKET STREET, HARRISBURG.
117. particular attention paid to printing, ruling and
binding of Railroad Blanks, Manifests, Insurance Poli
cies, Ohecto, Bill-Heads, &c.
Wedding, 'Visiting and BasinCso Cards printed at very
low prices and in the best style. jaral
DYOTTVILLE G-LASS WORKS,
WINE, PORTER, MINERAL WATER, PICHLD AND
H. B. & G. W. BENNER%
oel9-4ily 27 South Front ateret, Philadelphia.
NO. 93 MARKET STREET, HARRISBURG - , PA.
GREET MUSIC, PIANOS,
VIOLINS, BANJO STRINGS,
Of every description.
DRUMS, PIPES, FLUTES, ACCORDIONS, eta. at
the lowest CITY PRICES, at •
W. KNOCHE'S MUSIC STORE,
No. 93 MAW! Mon?.
SELF SEALING FRUIT JARS I—
LI Belt and (Ilempeet in the markets! ODU ane
Lill WM. DOGS, at., a (Jo.
HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1863.
Weekly "Patriot & Union,"
THE CHEAPEST PAPER PUBLISHED IN
THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC PAPER PUBLISHED AT
THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT !
FORTY-FOUR COLUMNS Or READING MAT
TER EACH WEEK I
AT THE LOW PRICE OF ONE DOLLAR
AND FIFTY CENTS !
SUBSCRIBED FOR IN CLUBS OF NOT LESS
THAN TEN COPIES TO ONE ADDRESS! -
We have been compelled to raise the club subscription
price to one dollar and fifty cents in order to save our
selves from actual loss. Paper has risen, including
taxes, about twenty-five per cent., and is still rising;
and when we tell our Democratic friends, candidly, that
we ram no longer afford to sell the Weekly Perim? AND
limos at one dollar a year, and must add fifty cents or
stop the publication, we trust they will appreciate our
position, and, instead of withdrawing their subscrip
tions, go to work with a will to increase our list in every
county in the State. We have endeavored, and shall
Continue our efforts, to make the paper useful as a party
organ, and welcome as a news messenger to every fam
ily. We flatter ourselves that it has not been without
seine influence in producing the glorious revolution in
the politics of the State achieved at the late election;
and if fearlessness in the discharge of duty, fidelity to
the principles of the party, and an anxious desire to pro
mote its interests, with some experience and a moderate
degree of ability, can be made serviceable hereafter, the
Weekly PATRIOT AND UNION will not be less useful to
the party or less welcome to the family circle in the fu
ture than it has been in the past. We confidently look
for increased encouragement in this great enterprise,
and appeal to every influential Democrat in the State to
lend us his aid in running our supscription list up to
twenty or thirty thousand. The expense to each indi
vidual is trifling, the benefit to the party may be great.
Believing that the Democracy of the State feel the ne
cessity of sustaining a fearless central organ, we make
this appeal to them for assistance with the fullest confi
dence of success. •
.The same reasons which induce us to ralselhe pride
of the Weekly, operate in regard to the Dailfpaper, the
price of which is also increased. The additional cost to
each subscriber will be but trifling; and, while we can
not persuade ourselves that the change necessarily made
will result in any diminution of our daily circulation,
yet, were we certain that such would be the come
quence, we should still be compelled to make it, or suf
fer a ruinous loos. Under these circumstances we must
throli ourselves upon the generosity; or, rather, the
justice of the public, and abide their verdict, whatever
it may be.
The period for which many of our subscribers have
paid for their paper being on the eve of expiring, we
take the liberty of issuing this notice, reminding Omni
of the same, in order that they may
RENEW THEIR CLUBS.
We shall also take it as an especial favor if our present
subscribers will urge upon their neighbors the fact that
the Rumor AND UNION le the only Democratic paper
printed in Harrisburg, and considering the large amount
of reading matter, embracing all the current U9llll of
the day, and
From everywhere up to the moment the papgr goes to
press, political, lulsoollaneous, general and local news
market reports, is decidedly the
CHEAPEST NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN
There is scarcely a village or town in the State in
which a club cannot be raised if the proper exertion be
made, and surely there are few places in which one' or
more energetic men cannot be [send who ara in favor of
the dissemination of sound Democratic doctrines, who
would be willing to make the effort to raise a club.
DEMOCRATS OF THE INTERIOR !
Let us hear from you. The existing war, and thO
proaehing sessions of Congress and the State Legisla
ture, are invested with unusual interest, and every man
should have the news.
T It Ai S. •
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to all who desire it.
0. BARRETT & CO., Harrisburg, Pa
N. 8.--The following law, passed by Congress in 1860,
defines the duty of Postmasters in relation to the de
livery of newspapers to club subscribers
(See Little, Brown it Co.'s edition of the Laws of 1880,
page 38; chapter 13; section 1.)
"Provided, however, that where packages of newel)...
parser perlodlcale ere received at any post office directed
to one address, and the names of the club subscribers to
which they belong, with the postage for a quarter in ad
vance, shall be handed to the postmaster, he shall de
liver the same to their respective owners."
To enable the Postmaster to , comply with this regula
tion, it will be necessary that be be furnished with the
list of names composing the club, and paid a quarter's
(or year's) postage in advance. The uniform courtesy
of Postmasters, affords the assurance that they will
cheerfully acconiMOdate club subscribers, and the latter
should take care that the postage, which is but a trifle
In each case, bepaid in advance. Send on the clubs.
JAPANESE TEA.—A choice lot of
this celebrated Teajust received. It is of the firat
cargo ever imported, and is much superior to the Chi
nese Teas in quality, strength and fragrance, and is also
entirely free of adulteration, coloring or mixture of any
It is the natural leaf of the Japanese Tea Plant.
For sale by WM. DOCK, jr., & Co.
3000 BUSHELS York State Potatoes )
of different kinds,
1,400 Bushels York State Apples,
A choice lot of York State Butter.
Also, a superior lot of Catawba Grapes, and 30 bushels
Shellbarks, just received and for sale low by
H. W. BIBLE & CO.,
decl-dtf No. 106 Market street.
HAMS, DRIED BEEF, BOLOGNA
SAUSAGES, TONGUES, &0., for Dale low, 10'
WM. DOCK, JR.. &
T A DIES ! YOU KNOW WERE YOU
Ili can get fine Note Paper, Envelopes, Visiting and
Wedding Cards ? At t3OREITEIt'S BOOIII3TORE.
FOR RENT—Two desirable OFFICE
BOOMS, second story front of Wyetli , s Building
terser of Market Square and Market street, Applyst
PIANOS carefully packed or removed
by S. WARD,
r2.3-2w 12 North Third street.
MAOWIREL,I4O. 1, 2 and 2, in all sized isobago.l
wow, and each package winrantad. last received; aral
or 010 low by WM. BOWE Ja., 40 00•
THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1863.
The wide world is the soldier's home,
His comrades are.his kin;
His palace roof the welkin dome,
The drum hie mandolin.
He gives to air
Ali thoughts of care,
And trolls his serenade,
To fiery Mars,
The king of stars,
That never love betrayed.
The banner is the soldier's bride,
The love of bold and brave;
His wedding feast, the battle tide;
His marriage bed, the grave.
Where bullets sing,
Death's leaded wing,
Light as a dancing feather,
When hero falls,
To glory's halls,
Waft the life and love together.
GREAT BATTLE OF CHANCELLORVILLE,
COlT4eperiatilee of the New York Tirooa.
Reeocuraaraas, nuos CaosoutLoavitts, Ye.,
Sunday, May 8, 1868-6 P.M. 5
Another bloody day has been added to the
calender of the rebellion. Another terrible
battle has been fought, and more fields crim
soned with human blood. 'A few more such
days as this will find no armies left on either
side to fight battles.
My last letter brought up the situation to
Saturday morning. It was then certainly ex
pected that the enemy would begin the attack
as soon as it was day, and our dispositions
were made accordingly. But the attack did not
begin. Events proved that the enemy did de
sign to attack, but he chose to make that at
tack in a manner and at a point different from
what was generally anticipated by us on Sittur
day morning. Daylight grew broader and yet
no guns. Finally, about six o'clock, a brass
Napoleon, looking down the plank road in front
of the Chancellor House, saw a regiment come
into the road in column and attempt to deploy.
One or two doses of canister caused them to
deploy rather irregularly, and more like skir
mishers on the retreat.
Soon after, Gen. Hooker and staff began an
inspection of our lines, which occupied full
two hours. Every portion was visited, and the
work of the night was closely- inspected. On
the extreme left new lines were chosen, and
the engineer officers soon marked out the line
and character of the defences to be erected.
When the inspection closed, the entrenchments
were pronounced to be of the very best charac
ter, especially those on the right, where the
columns of Slocum and Howard were posted.
There had been only slight disturbances du
ring the night, as both forces had been - busy
with their axes rather than their muskets.
From Gen. Howard's front came a report that
the enemy was engaged all night in cutting a
road past his picket line to the right. How
mue]patteetion was paid to the fact at the lime
I do not know, but subsequent events proved
that it was very significant.
The day continued to pass hi a very dull
manner for a day of battle, and only here and
there was there anything more even than de
sultory skirmishing and picket firing.
About 8 o'clock the pickets on the right of
Glen. Slocum'e front reported that from a cer
tain position wagons had been seen moving in
a westerly direction nearly all day. It was at
once surmised that this might be a retreat, but
subsequent events proved that it was part of
an affair of altogether another nature. To
ascertain, however, what it really was, Gen.
Sickles, who was still in reserve, was ordered
to make a reconnoissance in heavy force in that
direction. This was done with great prompt
ness, and the divisions of Generals Birney and
Whipple, with Gen. Barlow's brigade, from
Howard's corps, were pushed out to the front,
Berdan's brigade of sharpshooters having the
advance, and supporting Randolph's battery.
Our troops moved rapidly and soon became
more or less engaged, especially with the ar
tillery and sharpshooters as skirmishers. Ber
dan soon sent in some sixty prisoners belong
ing to the Twenty-third Georgia, including one
major, two captains and three lieutenants.
Being upon the ground, I examined these pri
soners, and soon found that the "wagon train"
which we had seen moving during the day was
composed mainly of ordnance wagons and am
bulances. and that Stonewall Jackson and staff
were at the head of a column of troops which
the wagons followed.
Nothing more was needed to convince us
that this daring opponent *as executing ano
ther of his sudden movements, and it was at
once resolved to checkmate him. Gen. Sickles
was ordered to push on, and General Williams's
division of Slecum's column was ordered to
cooperate. Birney pushed ahead with great
vigor, and with Randolph's battery soon sent
to the rear as prisoners of war the entire rem
nant of the Twenty-third' Georgia regiment,
numbering over four hundred officers and men.
The column of the enemy which had been mo
ving up this road was now literally cut in two,
and Gen. Williams had commenced a flank
movement on the enemy's right, which pro
mised the most auspicious results.
But at 5 o'clock a terrific crash of musketry
on our extreme sight announced that Jackson
had commenced his ()Iterations. This had been
anticipated, but it was supposed that after his
column was cut the corps of General Howard,
(formerly General Sigel's,) with its supports,
would be, sufficient to resist the approach, and
finding that he was himself assailed in the rear
he would turn about and retreat to escape cap
But to the disgrace of the Eleventh corps be
it said, that the division of Gen. Schurz, which
was the first assailed, almost instantly gave
way. Threats, entreaties and orders of com
manders Isere of no avail. Thousands of these
cowards threw down their guns, and soon
streamed down the road towards headquarters.
The enemy pressed his advantage. General
Devens's division, disaffected by the demorali
zation of the forces in front of him, soon fol
lowed suit, and the brave General was for the
second time severely wounded in the foot,
while endeavoring to rally his men. General
Howard with all his daring and resolution and
vigor, could not stem the tide of the retreating
and cowardly poltroons. The brigades of
Colonels Bushbeck and M'Lean only remained
fighting, and maintained themselves nobly as
long as possible. But they too, gave way,
though in good order, before a vastly superior
Gen. Hooker now sent to the aid of General
Howard the choicest division of his army, the
creation of his own hand—the famous Second
division of the Third corps, commanded by
Major General Berry. Capt. Best soon moved
his batteries on a ridge running across the
road, and after a short but sanguinary contest
the further advance of the enemy was stayed.
Of course this disaster compelled the recall
of Sickles and Slocum, who bad been pursuing
their work with remarkable vigor. General
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Williams's division returned only to find a
portion of their works .Iled with the enemy.
Sickles's division could not communicate with
the rest of the army at all by the way they
advanced, and only at great risk by any other
This Was the position at dark, and it did not
look very promising. But our energetic com
mander was more than equal to the emergency.
New dispositions to 'repair this disaster were
at once resolved upon. Communication was
at once had with Generals Birney and Whipple,
and a night attack ordered to restore the con
nection of the lines. Gen. Ward's brigade of
Gen. Birney's division, made the attack at 11
at night, aided by Captain Best's guns, massed
on the ridge in bout of the enemy. Birney's
position was on the extreme left of this new
line of battle, but Ward's terrific attack was
entirely successful, communication was re
stored, and in a charge made by the brigade a
portion of the artillery lost by Howard was
gallantly retaken by General Hobart Ward.
This night attack was the most grand and
terrific thing of the war. The moon shone
bright, and an enemy could be seen at good
musket range. The air was very still, and the
roar and reverbation of the musketry and ar
tillery passed all conception. Malvern Hill was
a skirmish compared with this, save in the
degree of slaughter. But it was successful—
the enemy were driven back nearly half a mile,
and our tired men once more slept on their
arms. That night's work was ended.
Now I come to Sunday. It was perfectly
evident, from the position of affairs on Satur
day night, that there must be a change of our
lines, which would throw the enemy out of
our rear and into our front again. It will be
seen by what skillful generalship the enemy
Was fought and checked on front, and flank,
and rear, while this was being done.
Gen. Reynolds's First Army Corps arrived at
United States Ford on Saturday afternoon. It
was immediately put into position on our right,
which was withdrawn from the plank road to
the Ely's Ford turnpike. This line was im
mediately formed by Generals Reynolds and
Meade, the latter's position, on the left, having
been relieved by General Howard's Eleventh
Corps, which, notwithstanding its disorganized
condition, wag so far reorganized during the
night as to be fit for duty again this morning.
They were assigned the position on the left,
where it was probable there would be little or
no fighting, and were protected by the strong
works built the day before by General Meade's
corps. Our new line now assumed the shape
of a triangle, prolonged at the apex, the right
of the line being somewhat longer than the
left. As the position of the line on the right
was new, time was necessary to fortify and
bitrench it, and the work was carried on vig
orously by the Fifth and First army corps.
It was very evident at daylight this morning
that the day would bring forth a terrific battle.
We knew that the enemy had been reinforcing
his line all night, at the expense, undoubtedly
of the strength of his force on our. left. His
intention was, evidently, to fight for the pos
session of the plank road, which it was per
fectly apparent he must have, as that portion
of it which we then held was subject to the
enemy's assaults in front and on both flanks.
But the possession of this road was not ob
tained by the enemy save at our own time, at
his severest cost and after one of the most
desperate, tenacious and bloody conflicts, for
its short duration, of the whole war. At 5
o'clock a. m. the rebels could be plainly seen
up the plank road, about a mile and a half
from the Chancellor House, which General
Hooker still retained as his headquarters,
though a shell had gone through it the evening
before, and another had cut down a tree di
redly in front of it.
Our line of battle was formed with General
Berry's gallant division on the right, General
Birney next on the left, General Whipple and
General Williams supporting. At 5 a. m. the
advance became engaged in the ravine, just
beyond the ridge where Captain Best's guns
had made their terrific onslaught the night be
fore, and where they still frowned upon the
enemy and thre&tened his destruction.
The rattle of musketry soon became a long
continued crash, and in a few moments, as
battalion after battalion became engaged, the
roar surpassed all conception, and indicated
that the fight would be one of the most terri
ble ;nature. General Berry's division, which
had checked the enemy's advance the night
before, engaged him again, and if it were pos
sible for them to add more laurels to their
fame, then they did it thrice over again. The
enemy advanced his infantry in overwhelming
numbers, and seemed determined to crush our
forces. But the brave men of Sickles and Slo
cum, who fought their columns with desperate
gallantry, held the rebels in check, and inflict
ed dreadful slaughter among them. General
French's division was sent in on the right flank
of our line at about 7 a. in., and in a short time
a horde of ragged, streaming rebels running
down the road, indicated that that portion of
the enemy's line had been crushed. At 8
o'clock a. m. Gen. French sent his compliments
to Gen. Hooker, with the information that he
had charged the enemy and was driving him
Sickles maintained the attack upon his line
with great endurance. The enemy seemed de
termined to crush him with the immensity of
his forces, and, as subsequently shown from
the statements of prisoners, five whole divisions
of the rebel army were precipitated upon this
portion of the line, for from these five divisions
we took dtiring the day an aggregate of over
two thousand prisoners.
The exploits of our gallant troops in those
dark, tangled, gloomy woods may never be
brought to light ; but they would fill a hundred
volumes. It was a deliberate, desperate hand
to hand conflict, and the carnage was perfectly
frightful. Cool officers say that the dead and
wounded of the enemy covered the ground in
heaps, and that the rebels seemed utterly re
gardless of their lives, and. literally threw
themselves upon the muzzles cf our guns.
Many desperate charges were made during the
fight, particularly by Berry's division. Mott's
brigade made fifteen distinct charges and cap
tured seven stands of colors, the Seventh New
Jersey, Col. Francine, alone capturing four
stands of colors and five hundred prisoners.
Gen. Couch's Second Army corps, though
only in part present, did excellent work. It
was Gen. French, who charged and drove the
enemy on the flank, and it was the indomitable
Hancock who gallantly went to the relief of
the hard pressed Sickles.
The engagement lasted without the slightest
intermission from 5k a. in, to 8.45 p, m,, when
there was a temporary cessation on our part,
occasioned by getting out of ammunition. We
held our position for nearly an hour with the
bayonet, an d then, being re-supplied, an order
was given to fall back to the vicinity of the
Chancellor House, which we did in good order.
Here the contest was maintained for an hour
or more, not so severely as before, but with
great havoc to the enemy and considerable loss
The vicinity of the Qhancellorville House was
now the theatre of the fight, and my visits to
that spot became less frequent. Gen. Hooker
maintained his headquarters there until 10
a. m., when it was set on ire by the enemy's
shells, and is now in ruins. Chanoellorville is
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Our new line was now so far established as
to render it safe to withdraw all our forces
on that front, which was accordingly done, and
at 11.30 a. m. the musketry firing ceased,
The engagement had lasted six hours, but
bad been the most terrific of. the war. Our
artillery had literally slaughtered the enemy,
and many of the companies had lost heavily
in men themselves, but the guns were all saved.
The enemy was now no longer in our rear,
but bad been shoved eown directly in our front,
and is now directly between us and our forces
in Fredericksburg,and we were again in an
entrenched and formidably fortified position.
The enemy has gained some ground, it is true,
but at the sacrifice of the flower of his force,
five of his seven divisions having been cut to
pieces in the effort, and over 2,000 of them
have fallen into our hands.
Oar right wing, under Generals Reynolds
and Meade, was not engaged, save the division
of General Humphreys, which went into the
woods on the enemy's left flank, and fought
valiently under their brilliant leader, until
their ammunition was exhausted.
During the afternoon the enemy has made
several attempts to force our lines, particularly
at the appex of our position, near the Chancel
lor House, but Capt. Weed has massed a large
quantity of artillery in such a position as to
repulse with great loss everything placed
within its range. The enemy tried several
batteries and regiments at that point at diffe
rent times during the afternoon, and they were
litterally destroyed by the fire of our terrible
guns. Nothing can live within their range.
Our present position is impregnable if our
troops continue to fight as they have to-day.
General Lee, the prisoners say, has issued an
order that our lines must be broken at all Iw
ards. Let them try it again, with what they
have left. The can, and perhaps will destroy
themselves dy attacks upon this position.
Our troops are perfectly cool and confident.
They have fought with great spirit and enthu
siasm and will continue to do so.
The rebel prisoners report that Gen. A. P.
Hill was killed this forenoon, during the san
guinary conflict his division had with General
Berry's envision. General Berry was himself
killed, while gallantly fighting his brave men.
L. L. CROUNSE.
OFFICERS KILLED AND WOUNDED.
In these contests the following Pennsylvania,
officers were killed and wounded. There were
undoubtedly others of whom we have as yet
received no account!
Col. M'Knight, 105th Pennsylvania—killed
Col. Lancaster, 175thyennsylvania—killed
Cot Stainrook, 109th Pennsylvania—killed
Maj. Keenan, Bth Pa., Cavalry—killed.
- Mej. Strouse, 46th Pennsylvania—killed.
Capt. Hampton, Pittsburg battery—leg shot off.
Capt. Crowley, Co. C, 115th Pa.—killed.
Capt. Conley, Co. K, 115th Pa.—killed.
Capt. Dillon, Co. B, 115th Pa.—wounded.
Lieut. 11Iulloy, Co. 13, 115th Pa.—wounded.
Lieut. Davis, Co. D, 115th Pa.—wounded.
Lieut. Ash, Co. C, 115th Pa.—ankle.
Adjt. Stevens, 115th Pa.—wounded.
Lieut. Priestly, 46th Pa.—mortally wounded.
Cal. E. M. Gregory, 91st Pa.—wounded se-
A POOR AFFLICTED FAMILY SUD
Fiom the Cincinnati Enquirer.
We were yesterday apprised of an incident
which occurred during the past week, the re
cital of which, we are Confident, cannot be un
interesting to our readers. Since the breaking
out of the rebellion and the great advance of
all kinds of provisions, dry goods, &c., the
poor people of the North have suffered a great
deal of hardship and been compelled to live
upon the scantiest fare possible; and even then
the poor mechanic, with a large family of chil
dren, has found it exceedingly difficult to get
along. One of these instances was that of a
journeyman shoemaker, whose family num
beret eight persons—a wife and seven chil
dren. The father was industrious, sober, hon
est and faithful, but, on account of a rheumatic
affection, was unable to realize more titan $4
as the result of a week's toil. The mother,
delicate and infirm, closely applied herself to
the needle, making up vests, pantaloons, &c.,
at such rates as barely to yield her more than
$2 per week. The children, during the past
winter, have been sick with the scarlet and
bilious fevers and other serious ailments, but
all have escaped the withering hand of death.
Both father and mother are devoted to Chris
tianity, and, relying upon an overruling Provi
dencn, they have passed through the winter
without actual distress, although oft-times they
have felt the blighting frost and experienced
the keen cold blasts of the northern wind.
Their home consisted of two rooms in the up
per story of a frame building, containing four
other families, located in the Eighth ward, a
porch being the only play-ground for their
children whenever the weather was such as to
permit them to leave the rooms. A young
physician on Sixth street, whose professional
reputation is gaining for him an immense prac
tice, has been attending this family dilignetly
for over a year, free of charge, and frequently
contributed from his private purse to their re
lief in the purchase of medicines. We omit
names and locality of residence by special re
About tsro months since the father learn
ing indirectly that an only brother, who he
had supposed was deceased many years since.
was still living near Liverpool,. England, he
addressed him a long and affectionate Letter,
detailing his difficulties, afflictions, &c., and
requested the brother in return to answer the
letter immediately. The two brothers had not
seen each other for sixteen years, nor heard
from one another for eleven years. The letter
was posted at Cincinnati for England, with
much misgiving that it would never reach its
destination, the brother here having doubts
that his foreign brother was still living. Days
elapsed and no answer coming, the conviction
became settled that Henry, the elder brother,
was not living.
On last Tuesday morning an English gentle
man and his wife arrived in the city andqook
rooms at the Burnet House. They earns from
Europe via New York, on the last stewmer.*--
The gentleman was the foreign brother aboYe
mentioned. After partaking of breakfast,
Henry started out in search of his brother.—
He went from one shoe store to another, until
he found that George W— worked in a shop
on Main street. Thither he went, and entering
the shop in an upper story of the building, in
quired for George, who was pointed ant by the
foreman. He was hard at work in the centre
of the room. Henry approached the person
designated, and asked if his name was George
W—, to which the latter replied that it was,
without discovering who his questioner was.
Henry asked if he could accompany him to the
Burnet House, and do a small job for his wife.
"Not without the foreman's consent," replied
George. The foreman thought the request an
odd one, but presuming the stranger had been
sent up from the store below, to ask George to
accompany him, he gave his
George, gathering up his " kit" in a smelt