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TUESDAY MORNINO, _TUNE 30 1863
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PURPOSES OF THE WAR.
Congress, by a Tote - nearly unanimous, palmed
the following resolution, which expresses the
voice of the Nation and is the true standard of
That the present deplorable civil war has been
forced upon the country by the disunionists of the
Southern States, now in arms against the Constitutional
Government, and in arms around The Capital; that in
this National emergency, Congress, banishing all feel.
lag of =era passion or resentment, will recollect only
its duty to the whole country; that this war is not
waged Va their part in any spirit of oppression, Of fer
any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of
overthrowing or interfering with therights or established
institutions of those States,but to defendand maintain
the supremacy of the Constitution, and to preserve the
Union, with all the dignity, equality and rights of the
several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these ob
j ects are accomplished the War ought to cease."
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The Auditor General, State Treasurer, and
Surveyor General have returned to this city,
having, we understand, placed the public re
cords beyond the reach of the rebs.
At this writing, Monday evening, 61 o'cleek,
all is quiet on the banks of the Susquehanna.
We have had plenty of rumors during the day,
but they are all, or nearly all, unreliable. We
understand the Governor is satisfied that the
rebel force advancing down the Cumberland
Valley hitherward is at least 37,000 strong,
with over one hundred pieces of artillery_ In
conversation with an eminent physician of the
city this morning, we learned that he had
been engaged in examining prisoners, from
whom he learned that the who!, furuc er ate
rebels invading the North was over 100,000,
having with them one hundred and sixty-three
pieces of cannon, including four siege guns.
These nxisonerg represented thatit was Ewell's
intention to take the capital and destroy it,
and they felt certain that it could be easily
accomplished. Whether any reliance can be
placedin what these sagacious butternuts say,
is a matter which our readers must decide for
themselves. Oar business is to defend the
Capital, and see that it shall not be captured.
It is rumored, and to some extent helieVed,
that one or two corps of the Army of the Po
tomac are coming up on Ewell's rear—that, in
fact they have passed through Frederick City,
and are on their march in this direction. We
can only express a hope that the report is true
—for certain it is, if the Army of the Potomac
fail ns in this emergency, they will fail in
their duty, and the administration will be
chargeable with another crime against the re
Up to this hour the enemy appear to be no
nearer the city than they were yesterday even
ing. Indeed it is said they have fallen back
some two or three miles, and our advance pick
ets cover ground which their sent@ held early
"e do not deem it prudent to intimate what
force we have on the Cumberland side, or what
here. Suffice it to say that troops have been
arriving , dirough the day from various parts
of the State, that more Will come in through
the night and to-morrow, and withal, as we
learn, Gen. Couch has expressed the opinion
that we can drive back the invaders, or at
least• foil them in their attempts upon the
This is encouraging, and we are happy to
say to our numerous readers and the public
genera lly th a t we concur in the opinion of
Gob. Coda, that, if we are all calm, brave
and determined, no rebel foe, whatever may be
his strength, can cross the Susquehanna in the
face of the resistance we are capable of ma
king. When we are once united and resolved
no foe can prevail against us. To save our
Capital, we have but to defend it.
8.20 r. m.—Titir. afternoon, ire undtrOtab4,
our pickets on the various _roads diverging
from Oyster's Point, have been driven in a
mile or more. The enemy have thrown some
shells, principally incendiary shells, 'without
much effect ; for although apparently obtain
ing pretty accurate range, they have done but
little miseVef. Three or four of our men have
been wounded, de We have heard, one or two
of them belonging to the New York 71st, but
up.to this time we have heard of no one being
kaki The enemy have now undisputed p os _
session of Oyster's Point, situated three and a
half miles distant from the centre of the city,
where the Trindle Spring road branches from
the Carlisle turnpike•
Our troops and people are in good spirits,
and hope to give the "rebellious rebels" a
warmer reception than they dream of.
9 - 15 P. 11.—We have just heard from a relia
ble source that the enemy are 15,000 strong in
York—that they have levied a contribution of
$150, 000-40 , 000 pounds of beef; and either
150 or 1500 barrels of flour, if be forthcoming
The Unchangeable Issue.
We cannot estimate the regret felt to-day, by
every sensible and truly patriotic man in the
United States, that we have an administration
confessedly inadequate to the emergency which
is upon us. Looking around us upon admin
istrations, National and State, we see, with:tut.
two or three honorable State exceptions, UM
ing but imbecility, corruption, Servility anti
mismanagement. This affects the public mind
unfavorably, confidence decreases, day by day;
and just at the period when we should witness
the most patriotic spirit and the greatest wil
lingness to respond to the calls of the admin
istration in our country's extremity, we see
manifestations of doubt, uncertainty and dis
trust. God forgite the guilty men who have
brought us to this pass—we cannot. We hold
them responsible for blood and treasure wasted
in vain, for armies exhausted, defeats in the
field and blunders in the Cabinet, all tending
to turn the public mind against them, and place
in extreme jeopardy what . Forney and the
other trencher feeders of the administration
call the "Life of the Nation."
Yet in this hour of extremity we call upon
the people to be patient under accumulated
and accumulating wrongs, and obedient to the
laws and the authorities Who administer, or
rather pretend to administer them. This is
not the hour to grumble or attempt to right
wrongs, however gross they may be. This is
the hour for coolness, patience, patriotism and
obedience. Our country now requires the
services of all her eons. Those services must
be given, however despicable in our eyes our
temporary rultra may appear. "The unchange
able issue," says the Clevelaza Plain' Dealer,
"still hovers over us. It will not disappear
amidst the whirl of political contentions. It
will remain with us, and around us, and upon
us, until it is answered by the logic of events,
and has 'taken its niche in the great Pantheon
of history_ That solemn issue is now, as it
has been, from the time the first gun boomed
over the waters of Charleston harbor towards
Sumter. Shall this continue to be the Ameri
can Republic, one and indivisible—or shall it
be another South America, split into small,
Warring and jealous sovereignties ?
The fluctuating tide of war, now with us,
now against ne, has set altered this one grand
question, but has left it standing in our way,
confronting us at all' hours. We cannot dis
guise ourselves from it, neither can we dis
guise it, so as to deceive ourselves. Will any
one pretend that the battles which have been
fought have been decisive of an issue, so mo
mentous not merely to us, but to all the world
besides, -concerning not merely this fleeting
present, but the vast future also ? Not at all ;
such a pretence cannot sustain a moment's
scrutiny. We have to-day, at least 800,000
armed men in the field, and are soon to swell
their strength by additional levies; the cour
age of the people is still high and the public
credit is still good at home. If a large por
tion of us all have been grieved or vexed at
arbitrary acts, or illegal or revolutionary le
gislation—we have never flinched in our devo
tion to the country—our love for its institu
tions and our granite resolve that they shall
not be overthrown. Then the series of battles
yet to be fought are to test the durability of it
free government, and the capacity and cour
age Of_dua. in. 'sr/al:mew. amt.. _M.:maw.
With the enduring strength of this glorious
system . , under 'which we have lived and pros
pered, is largely involved the very tenure of
free institutions, and the fate of representa
tive -democracies. It may seem very stale
and very commonplace to go over the old story
that if our experiment of an orderly republic
fail here it will affect the happiness of millions
of people over the world—that it will crush
out the instinct which teaches man to strive
for excellence, and strengthen those " solid "
governments which are built upon the slavery
of the masses. Yet there are truths which do
not lose their virtue by becoming old. They
ought to be kept in perpetual remembrance.
Leaving this topic, however, one thing is
most certain, that so far as we are concerned, it
is of the most critical moment that we do not
consent to the disintegration of this country.
The prospect of wars begotten of rivalry—ever
alive in consanguineous nations—vide the
Greeks—Spain and Portugal—South America
--is not a desirable one. Moteover, the work
ing of rival tariffs is of itself enough to justify
the most anxious fears, in the event of a sepa
ration; then the very natural intervention of
foreign nations by intrigue and diplomacy to
divide us still further, for their own aggran
dizement, ie a, matter' to be anticipated and
Above all, .the terrible certainty that the
growth of military establishments, in the two
sections, would at last pave the way, as it has
done from the beginning of nations—to the
overtlatew of free - government, and the elec
tion of some sort of despotism in their stead.
All these things float about in the midst of the
smoke and noise and carnage which mar our
fair land. We repeat therefore : The issue is
unchanged. We will, as of old, fight out our
political battles; the idea that there should be
but one party in the country—that is to say,
the AbolltiOniZed Republican party, sometimes
pleasantly styling itself "Union"—has served
its turn—it is dead—people laugh about it,
the silly ghost of such an idea will never "re
visit the glimpses of the moon." We will
therefore still fight oultold fight with our poli
tical adversaries, but on the field where the
flag of the foe insults the gaze, we will drop
contentions, and know only the great matter
at stake, 'a
the political life of Earth's grandest
Republic. This shall inspire us to renewed
zeal. This shall inspire us with fresh ardor
and energy. This shall stimulate us beyond
all, other thoughts to boundless devotion to the
imperiled cause of our common country.
The issue is noehanged. Let us still rally
around the old glittering banner. Let us keep
step to the -old national airs which thrilled our
fathers. Let us entertain no thought of the
going to pieces of the noble old ship of state
which has breasted bravely so many storms,
and floated such inestimable cargoes.
Rally to the fixg I and God save the Repub
VOTE OF VIRGINIA ON SECEESION.—The
Washington Star has obtained what it claims
an authentic copy of the aye and nay of the
vote by which the State of Virginia seceded on
the 17th of April, 1861. It was found among
the papers of a person who died recently in
Alexandria. The'vote stands—Ayes 88, Noee
.0; not 'Wiz% 9.
Recall of the New Jersey Triiipps.
The following sensible remiirka inthe Phila
delphia Ledger of Saturday, ought to attract
the attention of the State authorities, and
spur them to a performance of ditty. At hie ,
time'the defence of the State iseVatything,—
so to the National Admialet* 0 4"tion. is
of r p eti l li a i ce s and exceedingly hatath a t n ,
"The New Jersey troops 'crate' reCalled 13e ,
cause they are militia men, who, according to
the law of the State, cannot be called for ser
vice 'longer than sixty days. They, like our
own State militia, were required to be mustered
into the United States service for tits moutho,
This is not what the Jersey troops had offered
to do, or what the government had required of
them. They were called out for an emergency,
and not for an definite period of service in
the United States army. Those who are in
Pennsylvania intend to remain, but. no more
will be sent forward from Jersey under these
conditions. Through this unfortunate blunder
ing and clashing of authorities, it seems likely
that the State will not be able to raise troops
at all for her defence, unless the citizens vol
untarily assume the task of organizing them
selves into companies, marching to the front,
furnishing their own rations and likewise pay
ing their own expenses during the time they
are in the service of the State. Perhaps there
are not sufficient ,patriotism and State pride to
induce men enough to take this responsibility
upon themselves, but it is evident that these
conditions must necessarily cut off a very
large amount of the population physically
qualified and sufficiently patriotic to render
good service to the State, but pecuniarily una
ble. Cannot something be donoby the Gov
eror to put the militia of this and other States
into the field without subjecting the men to the
necessity of mustering into the service of the
United States? It appears that this ceremony
is necessary to enable the men to be supplied
with rations, arms, equipment and pay from
the general government. If the men do not
want to accept the conditions of the United
Stateg service, let them be mustered into the
State service and trust to the Legislature pas
sing the bills, or start voluntary contributions
of money in every county, town and village of
the State, to pay the men for their services
and to properly arm and. equip them. It seems
like trifling with the interests of the State in a
time of public danger to be putting obstruc
tions to its defence by such restrictions as are
now imposed,.when there is so much material,
both here and elsewhere, willing to be em
ployed against the invaders."
NEWS OF THE DAY.
ARMY OF THE POTOMACa-TMPORTANT MILITARY
CHANGE-GENERAL HOOKER RELIEVED-GEN-
BRAD MEADE IN COMMAND.
WASHINGTON, June 28-10.20 p. to.—Gen.
Hooker was this morning relieved of the com
mand of the Army of the Potomac. Goveral
Meade succeeds him. General Hooker is re
lieved at his own request.
General Hooker leaves this afternoon for
Lee's headquarters were yesterday at Ha
gerstown. Lotigstreet's corps crossed yester
day at Williamsport.
Everything-is working well with us.
UILLIVANT2,9 AIM , OP THE Pori)Mdc,
anus Sti, 160.
This morning Colonel Hardie arrived here
by special train from Washington, as a bearer
of dispatches, relieving General Hooker from
the command of the Army of the Potomac, and
appointing Major General Meade. commanding
the Fifth corps, his successor. Soon after the
reception of the orders at headquarters, Gen.
Hooker issued the following address.
FAREWELL ADDRESS OF GENERAL BOOKER
titNERAL ORDER-NO, 65.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF 7111kPoTomAg,
In conformity with.the orders of the War
Department, dated June 27, ]863, I relinquish
the command of the Army of the Potomac. It
is transferred to Major General George G.
Meade, a brave and accomplished officer, who
has nobly earned the confidence and esteem of
the army on many a well fought field. Im
pressed with the belief that my usefulness as
the commander of the Army of the Potomac is
impaired, I part from it, yet not without the
deepest emotion. The sorrow of parting with
the comrades of so many battles is relieved by
the conviction that the courage and devotion
of this army will never cease nor fail ; that it
will yield to my successor, as it has to me, a
willing and hearty support. With the earnest
prayer that the triumph of its arms may bring
successes worthy of it. and the nation, I bid it
farewell. JOSEPH HOOKER,
S. F. BAncrow, Acting Adjutant General
ADDRESS OF GENERAL MEADE ON TAKING COM-
HAND OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
This order was followed by the subjoined
address from General Meade
GENERAL ORDERS-NO. 66
HILADQUMTSRO, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
JCIIO ZS t 1563.
By direction of the President of the United
States, I hereby assume command of the Army
of the Potomac. As a soldier, in obeying this
order, an order totally unexpected and unso
licited, I have no promises or pledges to make.
The country looks to this army to relieve it
from the devastation and disgrace of a hos
tile invasion. Whatever fatigues and sacri
fices we may be called upon to undergo, let us
have in view constantly the magnitude of the
interests involved, and let each man determine
to do his duty, leaving to an all controlling
Providence the decision of the contest. It is
with just diffidence that I relieve in the com
mand of this army an eminent and OCCOii9-
plished soldier, whose name must ever appear
conspicuous in the history of its achievements;
but I rely upon the hearty support of my
companions in arms to assist me in the dis
charge of the duties of the important trust
which has been confided to me.
GEORGE G. MEADE,
Major General Commanding.
5, E. P.ArtsTow, A. A. G.
Gem Hooker leaves tB-01011011 , for Baltimore
to which place he has been ordered to report.
His personal staff, including Gen. Bmterfield,
will accompany him. The officers of the seve
ral departments at headquarters will doubtless
General Meade was totally surprised by the
order appointing him commander of the Army
o f the Potomac, and deeply felt the weight of
responsibility resting upon him- Hit appoiu t,
ment gives universal satisfaction, and all ex . -
press a determination to extend their heartiest
Affairs on the Upper Potomac are reported
quiet. The enemy has but a small force south
of Hagerstown, and our forces remain in un
disturbed possession of South mountain.
A rebel cavalry force is reported to have
crossed the Potomac below Edwarde Ferry,
and capturad a train of one hundred and fifty
wagons. Capt. Harry Page, assistant quar
termaster at headquarters, had charge of the
train, and is probably a prisoner. The mail
wagon, with mails from headquarters, bad left
for Washington, but received timely informa
tion of the raid and returned.
This morning one of the wagons in the am
munition train blew up, but fortunately with
out doing any damage to the rest of the train.
Gen. Pleasanton bae been appointed Major
General and placed in command of the cavalry
Gen. Stahl is ordered to report for duty with
another command in Pennsylvania.
THE NEW COMMANDER
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, the new com
mander of the Army of the Potomac,. was
barn in Spain, of American parents, about the
year 1815, entered the Wear Point Military
cademy as a cadet from Pennsylvania in
Ptember 1831, and graduated 80th June,
135. Wag appointed to the Army from the
strict-of Columbia and entered the service
brevet Seoohd Lieutenant of the Third U.
J. Artillery; . seit the let 'July, 1835. On the
Elr October, a 1836, he resigned his commie
rifritheittriaty and entered into the pursuits
rivitte, l„ e. Subsequently he re enured
je,l36,oo:B:snd fought through the Mexican
sitar wttlf gfeat credit. At the breaking out of
lie rebellion he was appointed Brigadier Gen
ial, and in that capacity served in the Corps
i* the Pennsylvania Reserves. He has been
cgaged in all the principal actions fought in
4etern Virginia where the Reserves were en.
?ged, in the battles of South Mountain and
s,ntietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,
&c., in all of which be distinguished him
ill. Let us hope that he is equal to the posi
tm to which he has been called, although he
inot the man we would have chosen, nor
om the army would have called for had it
4.0 M THE ARMY OF GEN. BANKS—IMPORTANT
A late arrival at New York from New Orleans
binge the following:
HEAINAIIARTEES, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Bebre Port Hudson, June 16,1863.
pie commanding general congratulates the
bops before Port Hudson upon the steady hd-
Ame made upon the enemy's works, and is
cinfident of an immediate and triumphant issue
the contest. We are at all points upon the
roehold of his fortifications. One more ad
nee and they are ours. For the last duty
at victory imposes the commanding general
mmons the bold men of the corps to the
o anization of a storming column of a thou
s& d men, to vindicate the flag of the Union
a the memory of its defenders who have
fa en. Let them come forward. Officers who
laid the column of victory in this last assault
mr be assured of just. recognition of their
8 ' ices by promotion; and every of f i cer and
s dier who shares its perils and its glory shall
r ive a medal fll to commemorate the first
Band success of the campaign of 1863 for the
feedom of the Mississippi. His name shall
b, placed in general orders upon the Roll of
.nor. Division commanders will at once re-
rt the names of the officers and men who may
Widmer for 1h oervieo, in order that the
orglinization of the column may be completed
Br command of Major Gen. BANKS.
B. CHARD B. Timm, A. A. G.
REBEL CAVALRY RAID IN MARYLAND.
Ommmonn, June 28.—1 t is reported that a
rebel force of three thousand cavalry, with
seven lieces of artillery, crossed the Potomac
at Seneca, Montgomery County, last night and
this awfully, and took the Darneatoith road,
as if Par the purpose of attempting to reach
either the Washington road or the Baltimore
and Olio railroad.
The'rebels have burned two bridges this
aide of York, and two beyond, so far as
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC---VAPTURZ OF A SMALL
UNION FORCE BY FITZHUGH LEE'S REBEL CAY-
WASHINGTON, June 28.—A large number of
rebel cavalry, under command of Fitzhugh
Lee, yesterday made a dash into Annandale,
capturing several sutlers who were in the vi
cinity, and burning number of hospital
stores, sutler's wagons, Ste. AU the papers
found in the neighborhood were gathered up
and burned. The sutler's goods were taken
off. Some dozen parties connected with the
commissary department, among them Mr. Lee,
of Alexandria, who were out reconnoitering,
were also made prisoners. Lieut. Dagwell
and about a dozen men, in charge of some re
bel prisoners, were also captured, and Dagwell
shot in the neck. Most of the rebels had on
our blue pante, and moat of them were moun
ted on horses marked "U. B." The whole
annLio4 , -o-arawett-hy_themamount. in. 11-b.out
torty. Mr. 6. Zetzer, army purveyor, was
captured by General Lee. Mr. Beech, cierk
to the former` gentleman, escaped by secreting
himself on their approach.
WASHINGTON, June 28.—At four o'clock this
morning a train of empty wagons, 'with Ricked
mules, was started to bring down supplies.
The w , g ,n-eaf t etere were instructed to move
steadily but rapidly. Upon leaving Tennally
town the train was divided. Part of it took
the river road and the other the telegraph road
towards Frederick. The train upon the river
road was escorted by three hundred cavalry.
Upon reaching Gainesville, near Cabin John
run, about eight o'clock this morning, they
were attacked by rebel cavalry, and the escort
made so geed a defense that their assailants
retired, and the train moved on.
A subsequent attack, about two hours after
wards, was also repulsed; but upon arriving
within a short distance of Rockville an over
whelming body of rebels was encountered, and
the escort, after a desperate effort, succeeded
in escaping, with a loss of about thirty killed,
wounded and missing.
The rebels bad with them at that point four
pieces of artillery and several regiments of
Our forces brought in With them a few pri
The train upon the telegraph road had got
within a mile and a half of Rockville, when a
citizen rode up in hot haste and advised that
it should be turned back as soon as possible,
as the rebels were in possession of Rockville,
where they had captured the provost marshol
and guard. An attempt wag made to turn the
train, in which many wagons were overturned
and mules disabled. Shots were heard, and .
in a little while the rebels made their appear
ance on the road on both sides, firing on the
fugitive teamsters, and ordering the mounted
men in the rear of the train to halt.
At the rear of the train were two ambulances,
containing officers and men for the Second
army corps. An overturned wagon blockaded
their progress. As one of the officers was
bridling an unsaddled led horse the rebels rode
up and captured all of them. About one hun
dred and fifty wagons and nine hundred picked
mules were taken by the rebels.
The rebel force, which is said to be seven
thbusand strong, and c imposed of three brigades
of malry, is reported te be moving eastward
towards the Washington branch of the Balti
more and Ohio railroad.
The prisoners taken state that they are com
manded by Fitihugh Lee. It has been ascer
tained that they passed within fourteen miles
of this city, on the north side, and it is pre
sumed that they are striking for the piece of
trestle work upon the railroad between this
city and Aoriapotia Junction_
Colonel Wyndham, who, notwithstanding
his wound, was anxious to be with the rem
nant of his command, was en rouse for Fred
erick, in a light wagon, to-day, but fortunately
did not overtake the train when it was attacked.
Since he has returned he has offered his ser
vices to the military authorities, and has been
made chief of cavalry in the Department of
General Martindale, military governor, with
his staff, this afternoon made a tour of inspec
tion of the northwestern defences of Wash
NEWS FROM GEN. DIX'S DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTON, June 28, 1863.--Major General
Dix telegraphs as follows :
Fonrasse MoNnos, June 28.—C01. Spear, of
the 11th Po. cavalry, whom I sent out two
days ago, completely destroyed the bridge over
the South Anna, captured Gen. W. F. H. Lee,
Hearsable, four captains, five lieutenants
and 100 privates, and brought them in. He
has also brought in 35 wagons, with 6 mules
each, and 150 mules in addition, and from 75
to 100 horses. He took $15,000 in Confederate
bonds, just issued, from an agent of the au
thorities at Richmond. This is all public prop
erty. No private property has been touched.
Col. Spear's bee is 3 killed and 8 wounded.%
SPORADIC MOVEMENTS OF THE REBEL STERLING
CAIRO, June 27.—A member of Gen. As
both's staff, from Columbus, reports General
Price. with 6,000 rebels in the vicinity of Is
land No. 47. It is said he is preparing rafts
to credal the Mississippi, his object being to
CO-operate with the rebel force in the vicinity
of Memphis. Another report says he will oc
cupy Island No. 86 and intercept navigation.
Capt. Pennock, of the navy, is alert and will
THE CASE OF HON. CLEMENT L. VALLANDIGHAM.
WASHINGTON, June 27.—Judge Buchard is
chairman of the Vallandigham committee, and
he, wilt Mesere. Bt‘rkly and Bliss, were the
spokesmen in their Interview with President
The written communication was read by
Judge Barkley, and the President intimated
that he would epeedily send an answer to the
A SQUADRON OF U. S. CAVALRY CAPTURED
WASHINGTON, June 27.—Major Remington,
commanding a squadron of one hundred and
three of Scott's nine hundred cavalry, went
to-day to Fairfax Court House, and drove in
the rebel pickets there Wail he fell into an
ambuscade of a whole regiment of rebel cav
alry. Only eighteen of Major Remington's
command have returned ; the rest were cap
tured or left on the ground.
LOUISVILLE, June 26.—T0-day's Nashville
Union reports that one division of the Federal
army captured 3,000 rebels on Saturday When
going through Hoover's Gap. There are no
The Union also states that the 17th Indiana
mounted infantry, being surrounded by four
regiments of rebel infantry, out their way
through, taking a number of prisoners.
Col. Miller, of Gen. Negley's division, is re
ported wounded in the eye.
A special dispatch from Manchester, Tenn.,
to the Louisville lournal, says Col. firilder's
mounted infantry dashed into Manchester, cap
turing a large party of rebels, including Capt.
Anderson, of the lst Kentucky (rebel) cavalry.
Wilder's scouts captured yesterday a courier
from Wheeler's command with important dis
Bragg reviewed the rebel troops at Hanover's
Gap on the morning of the battle.
Col. Wilder's forces burned the trestle work
Yesterday on the Manchester and Tullahoma
The Chattanooga Rebel of the 26th says firing
continues with increasing rapidity at Vicks
PROM PORT HUDSON.
The New York World of yesterday has the
following rather • discouraging informartiOn
from Port Hudson :
"Matters have reached a crisis at Port Hud
son. After repeated repulses and disasters,
Gen. Banks found the enemy in his rear so
threatening that he had ordered one last and
final attack upon the works by a forlorn hope,
with the understanding that if thia attack
failed the siege was to be raised. This assault
was to take , place on the 21st inst., and by this
time Port Hudson is in Gen. Banks's posses
sion or else our army is back at Baton Rouge."
DARING FEAT OF REBEL PIRATES
A daring attack was made by the rebel priva
teers in the harbor of Portland on Thursday
night, (25th.) The schooner Archer, recently
captured by the Tacony, with a crew fruit the
latter vessel en board, entered the harbor, and,
before her character was suspected, succeeded
in cutting out the revenue cutter Caleb Cush
ing, and, putting her crew in irons, ran her
out to sea. her absence was !Awn discovered,
and the steamers Chesapeake and Forest City
were promptly armed and started in pursuit.
The cutter was overhauled before she got out
of eight of the city, but before she could be
bearded the rebel captors set her on ire and
abandan-ta and la-in soon _after blew up.
The rebel crew were all captured, and the ori
ginal crew of the cutter, who had been put off
in a small boat, were saved.
Forty sail of vessels were destroyed off Cape
Sable by a rebel steamer on Thursday and
Friday last, the 25th and 26th insts.
GENERAL GRANT IN ACTION.—You cannot
read in General Grant's countenance how a
battle is going. Whether the enmy is driving
him, or he is driving the enemy, he wears the
same placid faatures, neither a smile nor a
frown. You look in vain for hope, fear or anx
iety depicted on his facial expression. But
there is one key by which some idea may be
fOrnied as to how he feels while the struggle
The General is, in fact, addicted to the "use
of the weed" to a moderate extent; but, on the
battle-field he indulges more than usual. The
more desperate the battle, the more extrava
gant his use of Cubas and Principes. When
his men are pushing forward, and the enemy
giving way, the blue smoke ascends at regular
intervals in small and scarcely perceptible
curls. When the ground is being contested,
his face is lost in Cuban exhalations. When
there is a prospect that the day will go against
him, he ceases to smoke, and commences to
punish his innocent exotic by vigorously bi
ting the end of it., When he rides along the
line without a cigar, there is no enemy in front
except a small body of cavalry, and he knows
General Sherman is an inveterate smoker on
the battle field also. When he was wounded
at Shiloh, he wrapped his pocket hankerchief
round his head, lit a cigar, and became more
earnest than ever.
A mar down in Connecticut, after the pas
sage of the conscription act, got married to
evade the draft. He now says, if he can get
a divorce he will enlist, as, if he must fight,
he would rather do so for his country. This
fellow has evidently made a mistake matrimo
A YOUNG lady of extraordinary capacity
addressed the following letter to her cousin:
"We is all well and mother's got the his Ter
ris, brother Toro has got the }lupin Kaugh
-and sister suzin has got a, babee, and hope
these few lines will find you the same. Rite
A Spanish proverb says: "A little in the
morning is enough ; enough at dinner is but
little; but a little at night is too much."
THE BEST FAMILY SEWING
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NEW OFFICE, Market Square, next to Colder's
7 Call and see them in operation
A general assortment of machinery and needles con.
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MISS MARGARET HIPIET
Will exhibit and sell them, and also do all feted/ t
machine sewing on these machines in the best manner.
The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited.
HA MS!! I
Evans & Swift's superior,
Jersey Plain, very ans.
Also, Dried Beef, Tongues and Bologna Sausage. For
sale by apl4 WM. DOCK, jr., &, CO.
WINDOW SHADES 40 lines , gilt
bordered; and PAPER: MOB of an endless
variett of designs and ornaments.; alio, OUBTAIN
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NOTlCE.—Notice is hereby given that
application will be made to the Legislature of
Pennsylvania at their next session, for a renewal of the
charter of The Yarnaerai Bank of Schuylkill County,
located in Put.tesille, in the county of Schuylkill, with
the present capital of one hundred thousand dollars,
and with the usual banking privileges.
J. W. CAKE, Cashier.
June 16, 111433.-72 n
FIZADQUARIIIIIB PICIONSILTANIA. MILITIA, /
HARRISECIRG, June 28, 1863. 5
In organizing the troops, responding to the
Proclamation of the Governor, this day issued,
calling for SIXTY THOUSAND men for the
defence of the State, to be mustered into the
service of the State, for the period of NINETY
DAYS, unless soontr discharged.
It is ordered :
I. Camps of Rendezvous will be established
by the United States Government for districts,
comprising the adjacent counties at such points
as may be indicated by the commandant of the
Department of the Susquehanna and the De
partment of the Monongahela, in charge of
which Camps Commanders 'and skillful Sur
geons will be appointed.
11. Squads and companies will be received
at the camps, and, as rapidly as possible, or
ganized into companies of not less than sixty
four men, and into regiments of ten compani-s
each, and mustered into the service of the
State, by officers appointed by the Adjutant
General for this purpose.
lII_ Officers will be elected—company offi
cers by the men, and field officers by the com
pany or line officers.
IV. Transportation to the camp of rendez
vous, nearest their location, will be furnished
by the 'United States government, on applica
tion of any one actually having. charge of a
squad or company, to the agent at, the nearest
V. Troops, responding to thin oail of tho-
Governor, will be clothed, subsisted, equipped.
and supplied by the general government, after
arriving at their rendezvous.
VI. Annexed is the quota required from each
county, on the present call, after crediting:
those counties which had already responded,
under recent orders, with the number of poops.
furnished and actually mustered into service.
Adams . ....... ........ 469
Armstrong ..... 720
Bradford . 886 •
Cameron .. .. .. 70
Chester . 881
Crawford . . .. .. 080
Franklin . 840
Lebanon 514 . .
. 1 4 1 .44erne. • 1441
Mifflin s 320
Perry ' 460
Sullivan. ... 80
Tioga ..... 554
By order of
A. G. CURTIN,
Governor and Commander-in• Chief.
A. L. Evsant., Adjutant General of Penn.
L'OR RENT A STABLE, next to
12 Colder's Livery Stable. Apply to
Cor. Becond.and Walnut streets.
MAYOR'S OFFICE, HARRISBURG, I
June 25, 1863. f
In the present crisis it is important that
every citizen should be perfectly calm - in the
performance of his duty. Therefore, to ex
clude 411 unnecessary excitement in this city,
it is hereby enjoined on all Tavern Keepers,
Retail Liquor Dealers and Keepers of Lager
Beer shops, to close their bars and shops and
discontinue the sale of any intoxicating liquor
whatever until further notice.
je26-tf A. L. ROUMFORT, Mayor.
1 7 HE AMERICAN TE:LEGIIAPH
COMPANY—From Harrisburg to Baltimore.
This long untested line has passed into the hande Of
the Inland Telegraph Comp-any, who are about erecting
opposition lines from Philadelphia to Pittsburg and from
Baltimore to Pittsburg, connecting at the various
points with the independent lines, now made from
Portland to Washington. and making from New York to
Buffalo, Chicago and Miiwaukie; also,
to Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis and other western
cities and towns. These companies will extend their
lines to the Pacific the coming year. By the American
line messages go direct to York, Gettysburg, Baltimore,
Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Reston, Peatland.
and Int,r.ediate stations.
Connected with it is the Susquehance North and
Woqt Branch lines.
Office PATRIOT AND UNION Building, Third street,
between Market and Walnut, Harrisburg. ' -
All business will be promptly attended to.
je26-Iwd A. J. BALDWIN, Manager.
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