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Tuesday Morning, May 19, 1863
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With feelings of unfeigned joy, we p.reet the
return of our brave and gallant soldiers to their
home and firesides, and to the loving embraces
of those endeared to them, from whom they have
been so long separated. .Possessed of our ad•
miration and regard, when first they I,:ft us on
their hazardons mission, they return to us
doubly the objects of our esteem and .respect,
on account of their, noble deeds in our .behalf
and hard indeed, would be our-hearts, and re
creant to every ,patriotie•seutimedt and grate
ful feeling, did we not -congratulate themselves
and their-friends upon theirreturn, and extend
s. , t
to thein a Marty', tie h 0,1 6- soul e d welcome.
When in our cotintu's boUr of danger and
of, g loom 77 -w,he .not otkly ex is ted the poss bi 1 ity
but the probability of our homes and firesides
being invaded by-Rebelrbordes, and, more than
all; Wait the templ e Of 'our government seemed
totterint dnitifounddtiOn; 'and our land lay ap:
p6rfrly at t e mercy of an infuriated enemy,
then, when.Nong menhad their misgivings and
their fears, then r at-her firstery f these noble souls
rdshiciltiiher:issistance. It was their Couitt'ry's
voice they heard, and for her - salt'e 'thby lett
the t i joys - of tore themselves from
the lovtog embrace of fathers and mothers,
and „time dearer to them than all, and
weutdo offer themselves, if< need be, a willing
sacrifice upon the -altars. of Freedom. We
greatly adinited "thelpitit; Which we found to
anithate their breasts—the spirit of devotion
and to Ditty. It was Duty
called tbeN, audthey4ajed.„not disobey. Far
aboye , :all s personal , feelings, far 'above all party
prejudices, and political tenets, .had they raised
themselves. They took the issue as , they found
it. They asked no - piestions - as - to the causes
an 'tripm of the contest to which they were
Thefsaiv their country as though they
saw their fathers their wives, their sisters or
belovott.in4he.grasp of ainonster, and in dan
ggr; or. destruction, and to see. : that for them
was enovh. They stood before us. the true,
patriot. -For this-we -admired and honored
Wein 'when' they left 6; for this we welcome
them kelt. •
They went the patriot: they return` the
ti lien surteuuded by,,weeping friends and a
sympathising, community, we saw them, bid
their sad- adieus r andqear,theiuselves, may hap
for ever,''froin the' artia ''of those they held
dhar, and 'Yet'lliroughotit that 'tryitig s'eetie,
noticed the calm purpose and the firm resolve;
and the Matili composure With which they
bare themselves, it needed for,,us
inspiration to fortell , their bravery. The vo
taries of duty are alwayalrave.k.they can never
beivierwards: - And if =bravery and ' composure,
mid , th4 din arms and - - roar Of. cannon ;if a
willing, uncomplaining -endurance of, trial and'
hardshipl, and a dielegaid of life when neces
sary, to . expose it in a holy, cause .can make
men heroes, then, oh, then, justly are these_
men worthy of this.consideration. We ask not
hew' maritfell pierced by their' bullets, how
many prisoners they. took, how many standards
fell into their 'hands. *We care not to know.'
It is enough, that they bore—themselves in
tented field and - hittle'i like men, and mer
ited and obtained the respect, the admiration
add' the confidence of their General. They
were true to Duty.
When in.,thefeatful fight at Fredericksburg,
their first,--their maiden--battle, they heaild
the order - of ..their - General:.".Olen, you see
that sione.wall. Twant : you to go over it,"but
do not fire a gun". Their cheeks blanched not.
They hesiratedlitif(fliotifi W6ll, inexperienced
arid untilied, they Might) to make that deadly
charge from which, veterans before them
hail 'heed repulsed :with havoc and fearful
loss. Death stared. them in the face, yet on
they went; they. tried to do their duty, and
nobly did they do it. When the strife was o'er,
and our forces were: necessitated once again to
cross the river, to "our men"...was it given, to
cover the retreating anions; d 'duty of all
others the most dangerous—the post of honer.
At Clianeellorville they suffered not the
laurels` they had gained to fade. Though Ve
teran troops had yielded to the jermidable '
assaults- of the enemy, they held- their own;
and nobly fought the opposing foe.
Their name as a regiment; it is true, has •not
figured much in print, but their fame is better.
known by-their deeds.-' They bare not dis
griteed their eause nor their flag, and they come
to us,'we repeat it, each man a patriot hero.— FOr this we honor, for this ive welcome them'.
They return to us again, but not all as they
. The bronzed : countenance tells of ex
posure, fatigue and labor, and sad to see, . the fil
lets round the brow, the bandaged hand and flow
ing sleeve tell of the deadly strife. These have
shed their blood for the- country—these more
then alt deserve our sympathy, oar honor, and
eseieut—these we should ever aid and assist in
life 'z Let us honor their sears, and hold them'
as saniples of patriotic devotion to those who"
shall come after us. *
THE PILOT :--OrRE
But they come not all. ;Some firesides and
homes are gladden'd not by the scene of joy
in which we now engage. The bodies of some
who left us, lie tnouldering in the soldier's
grave. They sleep, the:sleep that knows no
waking, and are not here to gladden the hearts
of wives and little ones. It has pleased Prov.
idence so to order it, that, whilst o'er these
returning ongs, many tears of joy are shed,
over the memory of those who come not, tears
of 'sorrow and bitter grief do fall. Oh ! what
joy would it give the bereaved ones. were it
permitted them to see among these manly
forms, their own dear sons and husbands, and
to join their voices in exclamations of joyous
welcome to' them. But it is not permitted.—
Let us, in the midst of the joy Providence
-kindlTgtants unto us as a community, at the
return .of so tinny of our noble heroes. remem
ber that our cup of rejoicing has in it the
bitter dregs-of.sorrow ;' and while we joy, for
:get-not • the hearts which cannot joy with us,
;and which.A3y; our. gladness, feel. more 'keenly
the loss which has befallen them.
Our sympathy;:at `community, we extend
:unto the bereaVeci; 'we . mingle Oni tears of re-
gzet. and sorrow with theirs; we honor. the
memory of those they, held dear, and-grateful
:ly acknowledge , , the sacrifice they. made, and
imadein our. behalf.. Regretting , their loss, it
nevertheless becomes us to, thSql: our:God,.that
we have, so many of our citizens spared us, as
, with open hearts and arms to receive them
'gladly, and , bid, them Welcome Home. .
The rumor going on Sabbath evening, that
,the rebels were in Clearspring, stealing , horses,
turns out to be, as, we ,expeeted, a falsehood.
It originated iethe brains of a couple of in
toxicated young men of. that pinee.
General .Lee is
,presumed to be meditating
the offensive, from the fact that he has detain•
ed the ~Surgeons„ and the...nurses who :crossed
.with Ahe ambulances to took after our wounded.
At the old United States and Banks',Fords lie
has placed ,batterios in position, and- it . looks
much as if he designed an advance over the
:Rappahannock, anti an attack upon our army.
It may be, however, that he himself fear a
forward movement, on the part of General
.News from the Army of the Potomac repro.
sent evierything as quiet. ..The troops are zest,
fug and preparing themselves for
co,uoter„with the. enemy. All, accounts indi
cate that the 9norale of the several corps is
excellent, and. that, the tnen.are drillina- and
'are ready to give battle whenever their emu
,lnacder cle.sigpated 411:e time and ; place., It
seems that. General Hooker did design crossing
the Rappahannock' again according to the plan
,conceived before his retirement, but it is inti.
;mated that General... Halleck-did not approve
the new moiiiiitifla'na Wins countermanded.
Head-quarters Army of the Potomac, May
:6 1862 —The followin. , order has been issued:
GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 49
The Major-General Commanding, tenders, to
this army his congratulations on its achieve
in-ents of the last seven d4s. If it , has not
accomplished all that was expected, the reasons
are known to the army. It is sufficient to say
that they were of a' tharactef not to be forseen
or prevented by humunsagacify or resources.
In withdrawing from the south bank of the
Rappahannock, before delivering a general bat
tle to our adversaries, the army has given re-
Dewed evidence of its confidence in itself and
its fidelity to the principles it repres6nts. In
fighting at a disadvantage, we would have been
recreant to our 'trust to ourselves, our cause
and our Country. - Profoundly loyal and con
scious of its strength, the Army of the Poto
mac 'Will give 'or decline battle whenever its
interest or' honer may demand. It will also
be the guardian oritiowd history and its own
arm. By our celerity and secresy of move
ment our advance and passage of the rivers
was undisputed, and on our withdrawal, not a
Rebel Ventured to follow. The events of the
last week may swell with pride the hearts of
every officer and soldier of this army. We
have added new lustre to its former renown.
We have made long marches, croased`rivers,
surprised the enemy in his intrenehtnents, and
whenever we hav'e fought have inflected heavi
er blows then we have received. We have
taken from`the enemy" five thousand prisoners,
fifteen colors, captured and brought off seven
pieces of artillery ? placed hors de combat eigh
teen thousand of his chosen troops, destroyed
his de - pots-filled with• vast amounts of store's,
deringed his communications, capturing priso•
ners within the fortifications of his capital, and
filled:his country with fear and consternation.
We have no :other regret than that'caused by
the' /Os.s of our brave comiianions, in' this
we are consoled by the conviction that they
haVe faHco iii the holiest cause ever submitted
to-the arbitrainent of battle.
By commadd of Maj.-Gen. HOOKER.
<Signed) S. Wfurtois.
Order Respecting Re-enlistments.
GEx:R.Ar. ORDERS, No. 111.—War Depart
meta, Adjutant-General's Office, Washington,
May 1, 1603 —l. From and at'inr the Ist day
FIZANKLIN CO., PA., ALAY 19, 1863.
of May all eLlistnients of volunteers shall be
under the special charge and direction of the
l'rovost DSarshal•Genentl, under the rules and
regulations heretofore made, which are hereby
continued in force, and snob other rules of the
Department as may from time to time be made.
All disbursing officers and all others officers
connected with the enlistment of volunteers
will report to him.
11. Officers of regiments going out of ser
vice by re;dBon of the expiration of their term
may, with the consent of their respective Gov
ernors, re-mtliet their regiments within thirty
days from the.expiration of the original service,
for a term of three years, unless, sooner dis
charged, and upon the regiment having filled
up within the thirty days aforesaid, the officers
shall be restored to their rank as iron the date
of their original comtnicsions. • This, bowever,
will give no claim' to pay for the title between
muster out and re•entry into service: •
111. The law provides that a mark who en
list for three years, unless sooner" discharged,
is entitledto ode months' pay in adyance, upon
the mustering of his company into the service
of the United States, or after he shall have
been mustered into and joined a-regiment -al
ready in the service, and to a bounty of one
hundred dollars,- twenty,five dollars of which
is to be paid-in advance when his company is
organ iz,ed„muster-in rolls made out, and : the
mustering officers's certificate given thereto, or
after he shall have been mustered into and
joined a regiment already in-the service.
.11ereafterregiments of volunteers leav
ing the field on account of ,expiration of term of
service will be permitted, on the apr lieation of
the officers,'who shall undertake to hold them
selves responsible ,for, their safe delivery, to
take, their arms, mad accoutrements to the place
of discharge,- to be
_delivered to the Governor
of the, State!or to officers appointed .by him-to
receive thew,. The
: arms and accoutrements
will,he held subject, to.re,issue. to the men Ott
re-enlistment in their former companies and
By order of the Secretary of War.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant• General.
Order. Relative to the Conscription. Act.
GENERAL ORDER No. 11.2.—War Depart
ment, Adjutant-General's Office, Washington,
May .1863.—Under the Enrollment. act,
drafted -men, will be actually iu the ,United
States service as soldiers, from . the fact of .be
ing drafted. It is, therefore, ordered that they
be put in uniforms, and provided with knap
sacks, haversacks, canteens, tin cups, spoons
ke., as soon as they report to the District Pro
vost.. Marshals. The qusrterMaster.Oeneral
will fill the requisitions of the Provos:t Marshal-
Generaffor clothing, &c., for the Purpose, to
be.delivered at such point^ as the latter may
designate. 4 BLorder of the Secretary of War.
E. D. TOW SEND,
Assistant Adjutant. General.
Official report of Colonel Kilpatrick.
Washington,. Nay followiag.vras
received at head-quarters today
Yorktown, Vu., May S, 1863.—Major•Gen.
Heel, Commander-in-Chief United
States Army.—General—l have the pleasure
to report, thA by directions from Major Gen.
Stoneman, I left Louisa Court House on the
morning of the 8d inst., with one regiment,
the Harris Light Cavalry, of my brigade, and
reached Hungary, on.the Fredericksburg Rail
road, at. day light on the .morning of the 4th,
destroyed the depot, telegraph Wires and
road for several miles; passed over to the
Broad turnpike, and drove in the Rebel pickets,
down the pike across the Break, charged aibal•
tery, and forced _ it to retire to within two miles
of the city of' Richmond; capturing Lieute
nant Brown, A. D. C. to General Winder, and
eleven men, within their fortifications.
I then passed down to the left, to the Meadow
Bridge, on the Chickahominy, which I burned,
and ran a train of cars into the river. I retir
ed to Hanover town, on the Peninsula, crossed
and destroyed the ferry just in time to check'
the advance of a pursuing cavalry force, burn
ed a train of thirty wagons loaded with bacon,
capturing thirteen prisoners, and encamped
for the night five miles from the river.
I resumed my march at 1 A. M. of the sth,
surprising a.force of three hundred cavalry at
Aylett's, 'captured two officers and thirty-three
men, burned fifty-six wagons, the depot, con
taming upwards of twenty thousand barrels of
corn and wheat, quantities of clothing and com
m issary s tores;•and safely crossed the Mattopony
and distroy . ed the ferry again just in time to
escape the advance of the Rebel cavalry pilau:
Late in the evening I 'destroyed a third
wagon train and depot, a few miles above and
west of Pappahannock; on the Rappahannock,
mid from. that point made a forced March of
twenty Mile's, being closely followed by n'supe
rior force of cavalry, supposed to be a portion
of Stuart's, from •tbe fact tliat we captiired
prisoners from the First, Fifth and Tentli
Virginia Cavalry. At sundown we discovei•ed
a force of cavalry, drawn up in line of battle,
above King and Queen Court House.
Their strength'was 'unknown, but I at once
advanced to the attack, only, however, to dis-
cover that they were freinds, being a portion of
the Twelfth Illinois Cavalry, who had become
separated from the command of Lieutenant-
Colonel Davis, of the same regiment. At 10
A. N., on the 7th, I found safety and rest un
der our own brave old flag, within our lines at
Gloucester Point. This raid and march about
the entire Rebel army—a march nearly of two
hundred miles—has been made in teas than
five days. with the loss of one officer wad thirty
seven men, while we have captured and parol
ed upwards of three hundred men.
I take pleasure in bringing to your notice
the officers of my Staff, Capt. P. Owes Jones,
Captain Armstrong, Captain Meirwin, Dr.
Hackley, and Lieutenant Estis, especially the
latter who volunteered to carry a despatch to
Major-General Hooker. He failed in the at
tempt, but with his escort of ten men he cap
tured and paroled one _Major, two captains,`
Lieutenant and fifteen Mew; but was afterwards
captured himself with escort, and was s'nbse
fluently recaptured by our own forces, and ar
rived hose this morning.
I cannot-praise too highly the bravery', forti
tude, and-untiring energy displayed through
out the march by Lieutenant Colonel Davies
and the ; officers and men :of the Harris Light
-Cavalry, and one of whom bat was willing to
-lose his liberty ox his life•if :he could but aid
In the great battle, now going, -on, and, , win- •far
himself theapprobation of his chiefs.
Respectfully submitted, .
Colonel Commanding Virst Brigade, Third
Division, Cavalry,Corp., ,
PROCLAMATION RY THE PRESIDENT,
ENROLLMENT, OF THE -MILITIA.
By the; President of She U. States. -of
-117 r ei•eas,' The Congress of the United Statei,
'at its last session; enacted a law entitled, ''An
'act fin' enrolling and milling out tbe natiOval
`fOrees;and for other purrmses," whiell was: ap
proved on the 3d day of -March tast; •
Add l'igtiiretts, it'is =recited in the id. act
that 'there now exist in the United States an
insurrection and rebellion agadmst the'authority
thereof, anti it is, under the Constitution of
the United-States, the thity of the Govertmbetit
th'suppress insurrection and rebellion . , to guar
antee to each State a republican fonll Of gov
ernment, and to preserve the public tranquil-
And whereas, for these high ptirroses, a
military Three is"indispenghle, :to raise and
support which all persons' ought to
And -whereas, no service can be more praise
worthy' dna honorable thim that which - is irit -
doted for the maintenance of the Congitation
and the'Crtiion, and the consequeat fiesseriatilm
'of ' free government;
Anwliereas, for'the reasons' flips reCiied,
it was enacted 'by the saiffstatute that all able
bodied male citizens of the United States, and
persons of foreign birth who Xball have deelar
ed on oath their intention to 'become 'citizens
under and in pursuance of the' laws thereof,
between the ages of twenty and forty-five':years
(with certain exceptions not necessary to be
'mentioned), are declared to constitute the na
tional forces, and shall be liable to perform
military duty in the service of the United
States when called out by the President for
that purpose; -
And whereas, It is claimed by and in be
half of persons of foreign birth, within the
ages specified in the said act, who have here
tofore'declared.on- oath their intentions to be
come-citizens, under and in, pursuance of the
laws of the'United States, and who have not
exercised- the right of suffrage nr any otlier
political franchise Under-the laws of the United
States or of the States thereof, are not absolute
ly included by their aforesaid declaration' of
intention from renouncing their purpose to be
come citizens, and that on the contrary snch
persons,•under the treaties Or. law of -nations,
retain a right to renounee that purpose and to
forego the privileges of citizenship and resi
dence within the-United' States, under the ob
ligations imposed by the aforesaid act of Con
Now, therefore, to avoid any misappre
hension concerning _the liability. of persons
concerned to perform the service required by
such enactMent, and to give it full effect, I do
hereby order and 'peoclailn that no plea of
alienage will be received or allowed to exempt
from the obligations imposed by the .aforesaid:
act. of C / ongress, any person of foreign birth
%V 119 shall have declared omoath , ,bis' intention
to become a citizen of; the United States, under
the laws thereof, and , who shall be found.with
in the United States, at any time Anring 'the
continuance of the present insurrection, and
rebelion, at ,or salter the expiration of the
period of sixty-five days from, the'tlate of this
proclamation. Nor, :shall. any such Plitt of
a li cuage be allowed, in favor of any such per
son who has sp, as aforesaid, declared his in
tention to become a.-citizen of the United
States, and shall have exercised at any time ,
the right., of suffrage, or any other political ,
franchise within,th n 'United, States, Ander , the
laWs thereof, or Aider the of any the
In witness whereof I hats. hereatit, •
hand, and caused the seal of 11,,
to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washinl , tot i , );:,
Bth day of May, in the year
of our Lorl.
thousand eight hundred and II ixty•thrpc
of the Independence of the United ; 4 t 4t ,,.
A Bit AHAM Li
By the President—lV N. SwA it 1).
Files of The Pilot.—Vre hntr vrt. r ,c,
nst you's PILOT, which ace trill sell
Wanted:—.4 ('hair Framer, to wail n a
Seats, to whom crowfoot employment %lilt
with good wages. Apply at this office_
Slay 19, 181;3. •
Busy.—We sorpoee our farmer. wrt. ;.
more bes..ily engaged ilmn during ilie ftv , w.,
of last week. Ilaving been kepi bark %II
wet ieeatikee„ tite.y exe 7,711 t I rying to ritakt!'l,
use of sunshine
Promotions.—We are informed thE 1 . .
IV M. STOVER, of, company .F, 358th, I'. 1.1 M...
been commissioned Captain of the same coo i . o .
vice Capt. TIVElig resigned First Sergeant
STOVER has been, appointed Seemed Lienten,..
same company vice Lieut. W. STOVER' promoted
These officers are:lirare and gallant, tied v.
qualified ,te. 5411 tb. invortant 'positions tor',
they have been chosen.:
Metal . )rippectS4optl.-7§hoes are an iv,-
ant item in the expease of clothing childree
every, parent nal mid'eststand. They invarir
-wear out their shoes at3ble toe int, and not ut'•
querilly bsfore the otliev parts are a quarter -
Children's shoes with 'Metal tips never wear 6 , .
the toe, audit is attfe,to say that on nn average
pair with them will more than out-wear three t•
without them. We believe , all the shoe dealers ~
iiiercersburg Shinplasters.—Since I h.
"shinplasters" began, we have not seen any i•
ted on such-barsk worthless paper. If folde.•
break, if handledin the least, they are torn. •
in a drawer or barrel they work out through .-•
crevice. Nobody wants them ; hardly one u•
ceive them nay more; And then the corpora , ,,
thorities will not. redeem them in less sum, •
Erse dollars. It is about time for the credit ,:-
..neigh,boring hprough,„.that.tlfese shinplaster)
deemed when presented in saity„lmucassl Wk..i
of the enrOration shinplasters. There tu, •
"shinplasters" issued hyindividuals, in the ,
town, which lire Ininilgo4le in
small enough for convirm.•nt nee: hut the g
men who fire tolice: tied t tggstle refire'',
♦ery readily, mid are Orrnss anxi.ku, ro du SU
Broke Jail.—Jon iinowca. of immorti!
stealing memory, who was recently 'hair,' I;
Chambersburg jail, on Tuesday night of la•i •
Inc someone of the prisoners to pry or:
cell, door and file off his irons. lloormi
stairs to a room in the front of the pri.kos.
driving out the ticcuPaats, Who were aegroo,
'eltarged EDWA RD ' BirirltS:, ft &Seller, not to Riki:
of them to make the least noise.'lie i hen &t o.
Isle through the vial at the handing, and 1.1.1
themselves • dewes its the' yard, nooses' and Bs.
thui made their escape- They reached hen
Wednesday night. Sheriff lia.s.Sr, who was he ,
pursuit, caught Tilwas,Wt his father's resi.i..:•
while changing his clothes. Itooces had r
horse out 4r- Rum Wit.ncoes barn, and r .
equipped- all 4 almost ready to ride away, he Iv
. 30010 parsons :going out in , that direction. a'
justly blappose4 in quest of him. lie noise!...
slipped away and taking it on foot, made a our"
ful escape. Parties went out in all directimo
could sot find ariy"trace of him. The
Reception of Nine Months' Sold:i
in Greencastle..— i% special committee wi;:
coed In Hurrieburg avaticecort the returning
to this place. Haring ascertained by to e„r
when they will leare Harrisburg. all the
Bells will be king -4 moral bolus before they v
pected to reach here. When the train leareo
bersburg, the Bells will be rung rtgain.
The procession will be formed on the RUI ,,
near theater Station, with the right reetin:
the north end of North Carlisle Street the ►`
to be under ch.trge of Gen. DAVID Drratett, t
Marshal, and Capt. Josern B. Sraiorunt,.lssh ,
ORDER or rztomsrox
Martial .Vatic--ireterans of 1812 and 1814—S'"
yore of the Mexican - Wor—,Soldiere of Present H r r
the 12Gth Reghnent
The procession will march .secorsling cothe
March down North Carlisle Steel to North
down North Street to West Street, thence to S .
Sheet, thenCe to South 'Carlisle Street, op S'
Carlisle Streetqci South Second Street, then`'
East Street, up East to North Street, down
to North Carlisle Street, down North earti.:
South treet, thence, to: East Street, or
to East Baltimore Street, up v o iet
countermarch;' down Baltimore Street sad cic
march on West Baltiniore 'Street, them" t:
PuLlie Svinare,'Where'the procession will
the exeriises of the dai are concluded.
Ifteiew coilefl : to order by the Mairman
mitlet of kr,apgem -- We:A.O v--
the discharged Soldier' t•
12Gth Regiment, P. V., and of other regime''' .
sides other soldiers of the present war, 1 0 ''
be . present; are invited - to Participate, end'.
assigned planes by the Committee of Arrange'
411 places of business. wilt be closed . 1 " 61.4
exercises of the day.
;It. is. desired to have thepresencc and co-4 6 '
of Committees of neighboring towns.
A general invitation is e3,teaded to the r e !
the county to attend.