The Franklin repository. (Chambersburg, Pa.) 1863-1931, July 29, 1863, Image 1

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4; :17tifil , IDE OF REBELIEbaII.
• Grierson, who nnule the ninst daring
raid _through rebeldom on record, haring,
penetrated some six hUndred miles of its ter
ritory, 'declared it was an "empty shell" and
ready to break afany . time the success
of,the Union rtrins. Shier _ Flag
has been triumphant at - *; - burg, at Port
Hudson, in Tennessee, Al • )Ysburg, at He
lena; and. it is confider. - • , aped that it.will
•.,6dton coat over Cluirle• •
..gince then we haVe
, gl. with no common
ftre`e,,of interest f , - / e. comments of the
joornals in the ,rest or the traitors
—upon tf:Apt?gress Union cause: •We
h* - 1 - hero. ' ore, us,and they are
...agaftts'Cd' in .the •'suggestions, and nat
urally ;enough L.; .Aspondent in tone.
Stironieetryto thi c elza fdl'pehood well adhered
• to answers the purpose of truth, and accord
ingly the Richmond Dispatch, insicts "Lee
gained a tremendous victory at Gettysburg,"
and tlaat,:." he fell back purely of his own will
and frau. no compulsiOn of the enemy." The
Rignnond •Exaxiiner is crying for blood, and
denounces the weakness of Jeff. Davis in not
promptly hanging Union persons by way of
retaliation. It says :
- "Mr: President Davis' proclamations and
pronunciamientos, his horrible- threatenings
and, gloomy appeals, have been so ' often re
peitte43 that they are the sneer of the world.
But never have they resulted in one solitary
performance. - He is very obstinate, very bit
ter; when Jae gets z into a, quarrel' with some
'Southern officer over 'wham the law gives
him temporary Control. He is very firm in
deed In maintaining a minion or a measure
against the smothered indignation of a people
who are compelled by their prdent unfortu
nate•situatiou to support silently a great deal
from their officials. But when ,his duty
brings him. into contact with the enemy he is
gentle as the sucking dove.
" 31 i . ;Stephens Was sent to Waili..-
' ingfon with a letter of credence - to Lincoln,
' and another of instructions to, himself from
president Davis: A good deal was said in
ilds last letter about titles, cte., which looks
itiful enough; and the rest relating to the
us on hand, amounts to this : that if
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;the FedorarGovernment will only vouchsafe
j a civil word or so,- - will say, for iirstance,that
' it would like to mitigate the horrors of war,
the Confederate Government would be happy
to indulge in boundless' compassion for the
• two Yankees nfordaid. As to the two mur
dered Confederate officers in Kentucky, who
feels compassion for them?
*' * * . " Now;iclo will deny that the
Confederacy malice it sorrowful figure in this
matter?" • ~„ - , ..
The retreat of Lee across the Potomac into
Virginia again was as' unexpected as crush-
Ing to the rebels. It at once blighted all
;k their hopes 'oftransferring war to North.-
soil, and! cost them half -of their heft,.
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nrmy.; The Richmond Dispatch, says that
"opinions are various with, regard to the
motives which induced Gen. Lee to withdraw
his artn.y to the Virginia side." Again it says:
That it has had the immediate. effe'et, of
stimulating the war passions of the North,
and enabling Lincoln with the more ease to
recruit his shattered ranks, can hardly be
'dOied. But it must be recollected that this
was the consequence, not of the expedition
itself, but of the withdrawal of the troops,
and, has not therefore the slightest bearing
upon the wisdom of the measure: Had Gen.
Lee destroyed the env of : n eade, as there
Was every reason to hope, we should then. have
seen how fatal was the blow he had struck.
" Ile failed to accomplish his object ; but
failure in execution implies no want of judg
ment in the conception, unless the means
should be ridiculously small. They were not
so in this ease. Gen. Lee believed them to
be. ample." .
The Richmond Examiner says :
"Gen. Lee has re-crossed the Potomac.
With this announcement, it is supposed, the
second invasion of the United States is at an
end.' The Government and its chir;f General
' - inidertook this campaign on their own re
sponsibility, and at their own time. Public
opinion did not impel their action. ,But
public opinion did most certainly justify, ap
prove, and adopt it. Although it' hasSbeen
abruptly terminated : by an unsuccessful bat
tle, we are far from thinking that the design
was injudicious.
"This war, can be terminated only by such
a measure. It might have been glorionsly
terminated in a month had Gettysburg wit
nessed the annihilation of the Union army
of the Potomac. But that battle was fought
in a position which rendered success impossi
ble. Why it was fought is yet - unknown."
The-Montgomery Advertiser' gives a:dole
ful account vf rebel prospects in Tennessee.
It says 13ragg's retreat from 'Tullahoma is
"much to be regretted," and that it " will
hope a very injurious effect, not merely on
the people, but on the troops, particularly
_ those from-Tennessee," a number of whose
troops, it says ‘.‘have already deserted." It
thus pictures the results of Braggs retreat
4 6The retreat from: Tennessee opens the
northern counties of Georgia-and Alabama
to the incursiOns_of the enemy. - In our own
- State the Tennesseavalley will be desolated,
and raiding partieS will penetrate the Coun
ties lying between ".`the Tennessee and the
Alabama, and east of the Higbee rivers.
This Will bring the enemy to our own doors,
and open the way to the rich counties of South
Aluhama. .
Lißut there is another view of this question
widish is important. Vicksburg having fal.
len; Grant has an army of eighty . thousand
men at his disposal: It will be: impossible
for• Gen; Johnston to oppose this army with
any hope of success, and as he retires towards
the Higbee,- which we suppcise• he will do,
Grant - will close on him, and unite his army
with that of Hosecrans. Here, then, will
be an any of one hundred and sixty ,or
seventy thousand men encamped on the soil
of Alabama." -
The Chattanooga -Reba, Vallandightun:s
organ in rebeldom, thus discourses upon the
advantages gained by the retreat of ilragg :
."Among the objects of repining to which
the mind very, nateral reverts in contem
plating the loss - of, Mid le Tennessee, none
forces itself more persistently upon us than
the rich Crops- of grain, which our retreat
threw into the bands of the enemy.
"The crops ofTeiinesse, like the soil and all
else therein, were fair to see. 31any a time
during thelast thiee months have we cast a
hopeful eye upon the teeming acres and their
fruitful promise. Taut luViry,' rather than
absolute want,"'waS th - e main figure •in the
prospect. We saw .with gratification the
energetic industry which was converting a
thousand cotton fields to patches of corn - and
wheatthe far South, and at no time did
we fear starvation or even need.. Hence we'
have not ' regarded the Middle Tennessee
crops—whilst to be , greatly desiredas.abSo
lutely eSsentiatto 4 , ur existence, nor do we at
this time.
"It would be winter:. affectation were we
to deny an extreme.regret at the loss of so
much produce ; bit we can, continue: to do
withoutit ; and," in any event, there is no
use crying over spllled
The attack upon• Charleston ,seems toliave
thrown the rebel Papers into consternation..
They See v the hand-writing, 'upon the wall;
and' confess that the home of treason is proba
bly doomed. Thd Charleston Courier. hopes
to save the eity,l but says its hope may
prove-a delusion,''; that "the capture of our
city, may, Perchance, delight-his (our) bad„
and corzupt'heart." It has dim perceptions .
OT the "last diteh," but, is philosophical
withal. •It says:
"On the snppoition of - the foe's spccess, it
is our duty to avoid incurring -his fiendish
malignity. All Who can be of no service in
the work of defenbeshould betake themselVes
to places of shelter.. And it were well not
to defer removal to a late day. We.may be
compelled to - remain, - or, if we make geed
our escape, circumstances - may 'oblige us• to
leave all our persOnal effects behind."
The Mercury, eo - mmenting on the attack
upon-Morris Island, says :
"It appears to!us to be useless to attempt
to &time from ourselves our situation, By
whose fault 'we get into it, it is vairi , now to
inquire. • The Yankees having gotten pos
session of the southern half of Morris Island
there is but one way to save the city of
Charleston, and that is by the speedy and
unflinching use of the bayonet. If the light
on Morris'lslandl is to be now a fight by en
gineering contrivances, and cannon merely,
the advantage is now vith the enemy. '. With
their iron-clads in the water and their men in
occupation of the land, it is likely tale a
mere question of time. The fall of Fort
Wagner ends in the fall of Charleston.—
Fort Sumter,,li4 Fort Wagner, will then be
assailed by hind and sea, and the fate of
Fort Pulaski will be that of Sumter. Gen.
Gilmore, commander of theDepaitlent, was
the man who reddcedTort PUlaski. 'Charles
ton mist be saved as - Richmond was."
The Mobile kivertiser has been holding a
post-mo4in exaMination on the rebel car- .
Zass, but, after'; careful inspection, thinks
tliat thee.; life in it yet.''. But some of the
subjectc tifireff.l . seem to , be weak in the
knees. It, says 'Wart "there are those A° are
ready to submit, land elisions for peace and
the security of their property on the basis of
anbmission.7 adds, that " there have
been some signs o:4'' this white feather." Will
Vallandigharn please " Make note on't l"
The Richmond Enquirer, of the 16th,
Contains a prqchimation by Jeff. Davis,
out, under the ConfeaerateConscription
act, all white men 'between the ages of 18
and 4.5, to serve for three years, under pea
alty of being punished for desertion in case
of disobeying the call. They are offered the
privilege of joining Volunteer organizations
before the enrollment.
The Enquirer in an articlikheaded "Mili
tary Necessity," urges that the only salva
tion of , the Southern Confederacy is in
making a levy cri masse, such as is called for
in this proclamation. The application of
martial law to a country in a state of siege,
the absolute control of all trading, especially
of drink, within militin lines, the abolition
of substitue exemptiofii and foreign protec
tions, the material enlargement of the Presi
dent's power to revise elections of officers, to
make appointments; and to get rid of incom
petent officers. ,We believe that Jeff. is not
expected to wait for a decision of the courts
to ascertain whether such &spode, powers
are constitutional or not!
The New York riots furnish the only faint.
gleam of hope for the despairing traitorsi
They grasp it its sinking men reach fOr straws.
The Enquirer says the news is "cheering to
us, - indeed, because it portends the breaking
flown of the whole structure of Yankee so-.
ciety." It had evidently judged the result
by the cowardly conduct of Gov. Seymour,
forgetting that there ii a national govern
ment, at once letermined and able to enforce
its laws.
The movements of Gen. Grant in the Solith
west have stricken terror into the Very heart
of rebeldom. The fall of Vicksburg, Port
Hudson, Jackson, and the defeat of Price at
Helena, are described by the Richmond Whig
Ea "the most serious disasters that have at-.
tended our arms since the commencement of
the war'..", The, same paper deplores the loss
of Jackson, the c;ipitai of Mississippi. It says:
"The evacuation of Jackson, Miss., left in
the hands of thermieniy the rolling stock of the
New OrleanS,...laeltson and great Northern,
the Mississippi Central and Mississippi and
Tennessee railroads. The motive 'power alone
consists of over forty engines: - The loss is of
incalculable iniportance and is wholly irre
parable. Not:lung - goes well' in the South
west." ,
• The markets in Richmond are eminent:ly
Gold sells at $0 protilioni; bacon at $1.50
per lb.;; candles $5; coffee $4;
lobe' leather $3.75; upper $5.50; salt 45e.;
sugar $1.50; - whiskey $B5 per gallon; wheat
$7.50 per bashell rye $7; peas $l5; corn
$10; four -$35 per barrel; Hay $4OO per
NI ASDAYOULt 29, 1863,
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Major General Gegge:G. Meade.
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ton; molasses $lO per gallon; potatoes $l5
per bushel; oati,s6 per bushel; lime.slo per
bbl; dried apples . $ll per bushel; dried,
peach - eisl6:per bushel. *Such* are some 'of
the fruits of this causeless, unholy rebellion !.
The Rebels in Pennsylvania—Milltons
li:end—Port Royal Hotel Fare—Bean
fort—The Country on Beaufort River
Visit to Pert Pulaski—A Century
Plant- in Bloom—Army Amusements
—The Department of the South—Char.
acter of the -Negro Troops=6en.'4o l !
more—A Month of Adventure.
Correspondence or The Franklin: Repository.
NEwar.R . N, - July 14, 1863.-
Since I left youl'have 'traveled something
over two thousand miles, have seen many
strange sights and great curiosities, and: yet
I donbt,whether I have had as interesting a
timetas you poor Pennsylvania Dutch luiye
been enjoying- for the past month.' I hiive
not heard' a word.from berme in the pdst time
weeks, and,.yon nark imagine my an4ty
hear how you have all fared during your
(don't be alarmed, I - borrow the expression
from aShanabersburg female) •three weeks
'in hell." ThEi;neivs we have, gives me rea
son to hope that the Rebels are ere now South
of the Potomac or captured, •but the details
are iniperfect and I can't trust the papers.
You have heard that I left New York for
South Carolina on the 20th of May. After
passing off Charleston on the 23dp and having
a fine vieW of the city, Fort Smith, the block
ading fleet,. &c., we reached Hilton Head on
the 24th, and at once set to work. - The mil
itary post, "Hilton Head," is on the North
ern point of the Island of that name, and is
the headquarters of the' Department of the
South. The soil is a light, dry sand, and
apparently barren, but it is the richest on the
Continent. Except where military opera
tions have destroyed the verdure, trees, plants
and'.shrubbery of all kinds grow in luxurious
profusion, - and for-agricultural purposes on
better soil can be found than that of the Sea
Islands in the vicinity of Port Royal. Al
most any vegetable could be had here as early
as the Middle of April. All the business of
the Department centres at Hilton Head, and
it is therefore quite a lively place, very dif
ferent in appearance:from what it must have
been when, two years ago, the proprietor of
the then only house in the place (now, used
for Quartermaster's and Telegraph offices,)
cold look around and proclaiin himself
"lord of all he surveyed.l" The only and
first-class hotel of the place is doing a large
business, in which; the proprietors are' aided
by a lot of filthy negroes, and abetted by
fleas,"c , reybacks" and bed-bugs, which in
number and voracity; rival those of a Con
federatecamp of long standing. 'The princi
meal, dinner, commences with a course
of "flea soup" and ends with "tlyinidding,'t
at least, after careful examination, I found
mine always contained a large proportion of
'such ingredients as led me to suppose that
they must be named as above. We enjoyed'
these'delicacies at the moderate rate of $2,00
per day.
Beaufort, Or Beaufort River, was in peace
times a townof considerable importance. • It
mast have been a
,delightinl ph ice of ; resi
dence, and numerous handeome„buildings . ;
surrounded by beautiful gardea l, and parks,
attest the fact that the appreci- .
ate its sea breeze and healthful - atmosphere.
It is the garden, spot or, our 'Country, now
desolate and u nproductiveo eat - use the worthY
sous of men who only sixty years ego "duck
ed" Ministers of the GiSspel, - b,roke up ei 7
gious 'meetings and burned churches; took
it into their fanatical headi - to lay violent
hands•upon our Country's Constitution, and
to build up a government under which their
evil and perverted natures could give their
passions full sway, fearless alike of the-laws
of God or eividiztd men..
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tusiness called .onihe Ist of June, to:Fort
Pid,c,ski, Georgia: On the 'mai, we stoppi,xl.
at ?vbee Light Rouse,'and visited the Mary
tells Tower, a small fortification built by the
Spa lards something over two, hundred years
ago. It is citcular in form, with walls about
8 feet thick,- and composed of a composition
of shells, shad and Cement, which has, now
become almost as solid as granite. The Fort
is 'garisoned, by' a company, of the 28th N:'
'Y. V., and commands I believe the main
ship 4mM:id froth the Atlantic Ocean to the
Saranac River.. Fort Palaski on an Island
at the entrance to the River,. is,
, of brick,'
, spongli built. You will remember the, acr
haunts of its reduction and capture by Gen.:
G 4. Gillinore; who lea Week , gave the
rebels another ptaaf of his skill asian Rngi- ,
- ncer,'.. by bii 'operations' near Charles:ton..
'nar the * FOrt I had the, pleasure of seeing a
.spscimen 'of, American , Aloe or Centiiri
'iztiit'in, brie, `.T i tcre are quite a number cit
ill •plunts iii the 'vicinity, but ' neither the
oldest inhabitant, ,nor'the 'most intelligent
contraband,' had ever 'seen any of them in
bloom.' Though, 'quite warm, the climate a
the Fort is exceedingly healthy, but one
death having occurred in the Regiment Which
garrisons it; in the past year: The Regi
ment—the 28th N. Y:, though isolated from
the rest of mankind—manages to live 'very
comfortably. Three evenings in each week,
they are entertained by dramatic 11 . perform
ance, given by 'members of the Regiment,
-with a negronperatic performance• to fill 'pp
the odd evenings. They have a neat little
stage, with its drop curtain, scenery, &c., in
regular theatrical. style: The perforiatance,
On the night I visited the Fort, was qixite
creditable, and was' attended by the Colonel
commanding the Fort, raid his estimable lady
and by many other officers -and their wives;
The garrison were keOping a close watch:
upon the Rebel Ram Fingal, the smoke from
her boilers_ being visible, from up the river.'
She has since been Captured by the Monitors:'
The Department of the south is the best
clothed, best equipped, best fed, and in nu
merical proportion ; the most expensive of
any in the , United States service,--it is, I
doubt not, composed of men as brave and,
true as any, and yet-under the control of the •
General, who was lately relieved of his com
mand it has accomplished little else than the
emancipation of some thousands' of_ negroes.
-Theyare literally swarming in , every De
partment—are becoming insolent and over
bearing—and in one of the negr, o - regimenis,
they recently became so insubordinate, that
it, was necessary to give several of them
"sudden`discharges" from'the:service of the
United States, which will enable them to
enlist in that fabled army - which Old John ,
Brown:is 'supposed to' edinmand. Under
good officers, the negroes would' make good
soldiers, 'but their present expeditions to the
main-land are disgraceful 'in the extreme:
They plunder, burirand lay waste all that• is
in their !path. ! The property of the poor'
widow who has no pan-nor lotin the rebell•
ion shares the same fate:ai that of the weal
thiest rebel in the State. • It was this state of
things which made me doubly anxiensubeut
; our -Pennsylvania homes,' while the Rebels
were with; you. I feared -that they'Would
adopt retaliatoryimeasures, and an irinch
surprised as rejoiced that they did not.' '= • :
The removal of Gen'. 'Hinter rind' filling_
his place by the 'brave and elcillfUl General',
Gilmore; shims - *us that the administration
'has appreciated the troubles under which the
A epttrtment vtiis laboringinnd -gives us pre::
m'cif betterthinga in the fixture.. The laid,
news ' m Charleston' encourages us 'to hope .
that the omise will - not be long unfulfilled:
After a rnbilth'i sojourn iri'onr. dorainiorei
in S. C., driving Or 'ratabling tbrOugh groves
of orange and magnolia' trees;' sailirig about
the bayous 'and- Creeks, being . ' wrecked-
on an-oyster bank, :Wilding lines . along the
sea shore, through fore-its and across trunshe4-
where wernomentar ilyexpeeted to be "draP
ted" by alligators; , laying Cablea across four
rivers, "melting" in - day-light and being
"chawed" up -'by • flies, Teas rsnd musquito6
at night, we fulfilled our mission and depart
ed fora .more congenial clime,. - where one
does not hear, see and.. smell the "inevitable
contraband" every raomettt in -the day,
where "greylxLcks" will no longer her.c"so
gently o'er us stealing," and which altogeth
er is the most comfortable ranche, we 'have.
fallen upon - in. : twO years' experience in the
army., 9ongratulate us therefore, that our
lines have- - fallen in places so pleasantk. and
that we ~ar,e in hopes that ,but &Jew
months will elapse'' ere we-have the, pleasure
of taking you by the hand, and of enjoying,
ourselves as in day's gone by. -
Dui Correspontleni-4-The Draft in rhft
ndelphia—Bon.-"ffilliain B. Nann--lleo
, turning Volunteers.-The Decline , in
' Gold—The IS ki Brighten for the
porrespondence of The Ymnklin Repositoiy"..
PErr..ATIELrinA:, July
,25, 1868.
-In complying Wlth - your requestto become
your regular corresilondent ,at this • point, I'
am' reniinda that "th l it positiOn is not entirely
new to me, having; as long i*o-as 1846, acted
for' a brief - period in that capacity, froni
'another place.' 1 would rather write for the
ItErosrropx,frora,any•other point than this.
This Is your commercial'emporimn.• Your'
citizensl •
e receive a large II tnnher of papers
daily, and they are ' about sLA 'well itosted "on
City news 'as:we 'are, who have to:: depend
mainly on the papers, forinfo i rmation of what
is transpiring at . orir own door. - Whde much
of the local news would be interesiing to many
of your readers , who so fortunate as
to receive a daily Mail, to ot i era it would be
stale and uninteresting; and! , consequently I
will not attempt 0, report it! in detail. The'
more prominent Omits only will be noticed,
and they briefly. ._ . •
Although the draft'has ten made in half
the Wards of the, City, very little excitement
hasbeent caused by it. A committee of prom.
inent citizens, of p each 'political party, has
been selected En watness the drawing in every
Ward, and no chUrggt of unfairness has, in
any - dase,• been Made . against the Provost
Marshal and his assistants. Those 'who draw:
prizesfrom the wheel, in most cases, take it
in good humor. Vero substitutes, can be
had for $3OO or less, they' are offered in pref
erence to pazing the fine ; but it is under.'
stood that a , very large proportion are -paying
$lOO for exemption. t, Ample-provisions,
be'rnade for the support of •tlke families of
those tvlo, from convictions of duty or other—
wise, respond in person to-the call. of' their
country. The drafting for the :whole. City
ill heconcluded' next week. -
Some of the city volunteers, who respond
ed to the call of the Governor, are beginning
to return to their homes. The indepeudent
company of • B. Ittinn • returned
yesterday, and were escorted: through some
of the 'principal streets, by other military
organizations. Capt.. Mann appears to be able
to take a turnat almost anything. After - the
fast battle of Bull Run, as Colonel of the• 2d'
Regiment of P6nnsylvania Reserves, be has;
tened to the,defense of the'Capftol, and -Con-
tinned in command of his regiment-for some
months. llnderstanding'the politics of Phil
adelphiabetter,. undoubtedly, than any other
man, of any party; he is at once a successful
politician, n brave soldier, an'accomplished
lawyer, and efficient District Attorney.'
The decline in Gold is, a; favorable 'feature
flnencislly, of the last Week. This decline
rand favorably effect the Prices of foreign,
merchandise, as Will be more clay'
paid, while in connection with the opening
of the Mississippi, the rates of domestic fa
ri6 should give way.
The skies brighten for - the Union, and
with a continuance of
,recent successes, the
war'cannot• be. prolonged beyond this year.
If the draft could be postponed, as the, cop
perhead Journals of New TOrk desire, the
rebels might be encouraged to make a despe
rate,'effort to recover their hist'ground. But
with the prospect of- an accession of 300,000
men to our army, if they do not see, they
can soon be made to feel thelopelessness of
their p isitivri:,
The rebels considered they had a goOdleke
on us' when they -defended .Manassas, with
wooden guns. While acknowledging the
corn,• we-he leave to call their attention to
several "wooden Mortars that gave them more
annoyance at Vicksburg than all otherguns.
The mortars threw-six, twelve and twenty
four-"pound shell with considerable accuracy.
Captain Trisselliaii, a “fighting Irishman,"
on Geri.- Logan's eiaff, conceived the idea - of
manufacturing mortars fro& togs. , .Securing
several sand , logs;be" had hem bored, out
and - then hooped them wit iron. "With• a
6:hall - charge of powder the `'answered' bet
ter thanlion mortars, for they - made little
noise. .:Therebels•confessed that more 'dam- -
age was . .done by these:shells' than any we
threii into Vicitiburg. ' - , .11 ,
Major General Maury, 'ommanding. at
Mobile, is alarmed lest Geneial Great Should
take it into his bead to , "rapV Oa theWarks"
erected for the defense of at Rebel 'city;
and accordingly he issues a" reclamation to
the, people 'Setting fortklais f ,:and calling
vtpon them to prepare 'for' such. .an event:
Maury's fears nlaybe reallied: , -
- VOL:7O:!...WHOLE N 6., 3,615.1--1:3
, the Nashyille,'Unio says: D e ters apfu;
agOi, leaving ilia shuttered ranks
a!ay, and delivering them Selves up to ter,,
authorities. Some plate their number
10,4300. - ;
Capt. Ulric
,tpahlgreen 7 ,son of ill° Adtai t 4:—isquoinoted to a Lyntenant-cOlonekt,
by, : of Volunteers for gallant conduct - at Got
q4arg. - '/I.pong his certiflefites of good W.,
havior.yaililost, leg. , -
; The navigatiprief. fife:Mississippi, tempo. =
tarily 'suspended by the pmenee of an firma
mob, has been rimmed: '_The steamer Inv
perial arrived_at New Orleans from St.-Leuic
on the i6th, having met with no obstruetionort
on - ber. voyage.. •
SUrgeon-General Etanuriond, jilet ivtur:noa
from Gettysburg, - itiys !that the most . erned
act'of the: Rebels dilthiti remembrance wile
theleavioxig of 11;000 Rebel- wounded witlo.
only 'tit Rebel surgeons to attend to thein.''
Gereat:sufferingohas been'endured by tlaikP
Unfortunate men; so barbarously deserted tryl
the-chi:ruby Of - the South!. •
Persons front Hagersto;wn and ; Williazuz-, - .
poTt. represent on the au orityof the citt- :i
zens :of those places that , during the tom,?.
three days of Lee'A stay'. north of the Poiii,„
his entire_ army,. officers and prive.‘4,,
Ni . rere inza.most fearful state of despondency,
and trepidation on account oftheir universal
expectation of being attacked. •
-General Hurlburt announces to the jVC:ri
Department that Colonel Hatch; command=`
lowa regiment of cavalry, had, en=:.:
countered the' Rebel' cavalry on the 14th , --,
inst.,•at Jackson, Tenn., and after a seveicf:
fight routed them, killing, wounding,. and•;
capturing two, hundred:. He also roleasedd
four hundred conscripts, and t00k:250 hems..?
The Rebel cai' . airy:at "Gettysburg was 'il l
conStant trouble;' if it '
appeared beyond the •
Protection' of the infantry lines on cithei'/
'flank, it was charged into by the national ce - -
and sent pell-mell back tb itshidttie
place and if too far within our own
the hoisesWere denairalized by the eiplesiee
of shells. . -
Of the one thousand eight hundred , and,
and fifty men comprising the " Iron Bri-,. ;
Bade," who went:into ..the fight at Gettys T ,,
burg, seven hundred and twenty-eight :wart;
kilted or wounded, endfour hundred morqi,
were unaccounted for on the followin,g
The brigade is composed ; of the 2d, 6th; and.
'fat:Wisconsin, ;19th. Indiana, and the 24th nt
Michigan.. 1
A soldier returning; to his regiment, Which ( '
is under Meade, on the Potomac t said
terday: "This'mob must be . patt ; down ;:tho
Conscription must bo enforced. Hererl. am='
'returning for eighteen months to. my regi- , ,
merit; - after a-spell of sickness. My regimentfl
is- not half full ; it ought to be tilled up, and
that at once. These lima who Make a riot,
Would cut the throats, of the soldiers in thiv:
field:- •• -
Gen. Meade was frequently under the lire'
at Gettysburg, though he does not'appear a , :
have' exposed himself unnecessarily. lie
rode along the linos, attended' by the orderlies'
guiding every msvement, and' halting .anti'
sending to the fro - lit denieralized officers and?
Wien k' •At onetime his terse' Was' ki lcul, un-u
-(ler him; the canister shot paging' thraugh t ,
the flap of the saddle; grazing the 144aftliti' ,
General: • ' - *.- •
A. personal friend. and fellow-soldier. of,
Gen. Hooker writoshome: 4 , I give you my
word that the stories'about his , drunkenness
are utterly false., So, Sat: from beingdrunk :
at„phancellonille,the_fact 4 that when
was made - Insensible by, the concussion of sf
Cannon -shot against •a columnupon wtdchike,
was,leaning, and spirits were wanted for his
use by,the surgeon, not a , drep.could be found
at :his quarters, and - it. was long before it
could be obtained." •
The 'capture of Chattanooga by General'
Rosecrans is a matter which his attracted :
very little uttention - , yet it is almost as int-
Portant an annouthimentas the surrender of -
Vicitibarg,.' The latter . gave -US the MIAs-
sippi,' but, Chattanooga •is the key - to - the—
whole internal 'railway system of the Son*:
East Tennessee no* becomes . ours as a mat-
ter' of course, and the tuointain regitql *MA -
split the South Hie a•viedge passes naturally
into our toritzol:' dhattanooga, in - its way, - : .
means as much as Viiiksburg.
The Qovernment; has, ordered the Rebel ;
General W. Fitzhugh Lee And Oapt„ .-
der into, conilnercent, tu await the action of.:
the, Rebels at Richmond in reference to the
sentence of death palmed upon Captains Saw
yer, of New JerselyspiTlynn, of Winne. 1
9n .Thursday, they : Were..removed to a easel ,
mate in Fortress- *woe, and notice wae . ..
sent to Ric , rtend., giving', the authorities
‘lippel to understand : that, if the two Tinloik.
officers were hung, the_saree death would be . 4
*baited upon Leo and Winder.'. ,
The governMent tis ,iispossessieu ot.infor t
mationi going to show - that them is a- thor..
ough uudetatauding between the New. York
amt Southern Rebels. When the =evidences
comes fobs known. ;to the public, the asset—i
tion iwthe l'ribtinesseeis ago that Lee's
*Wort of renasylvaala wee prompted by 's'
copperhead ;embassy - from:New York
appear amply . suYsported by. proof. "Ade , '
spread, Orglittlzatien" is' known to
Northeta eities'which is ia close affiliation_