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Tuesday Morning, May 26,(1.883
RECEPTION ON SATURDAY
Our people bad been anxiously, and perhaps.
impatiently awaiting the arrival of our soldiers
from the 126th P. V. Reg. A week passed after
the Regiment wired in Camp Curtin, but they
came not. The delay was no fault of the
Field or Line officers, nor, indeed, of the pay
master, as a great number of rolls had to be
made out. etc. It was ascertained by telegraph.
however that the train hearing the 'l26th would
leave Harrisburg on Saturday morning.. and
after participating in the reception at Chambers
burg, Companies B. C, E, and K, would arrive
here about 2 o'clock P. M.
11;6s evident from the apPeaiarree 'of Clio
streets on that mornitig,, that the hands of fair
ladies and patriotic men had not been idle for
some days. On the first square of North
Carlisle Street a large and elegant flag was
swung to the breeze, and 'also at the square
.• • .
above, and further upon the same street, Were
wreathes and other tasty decorations of ever
grecna and .flowers. On South Carlisle Street
at the corner of the first square was.onc, and
further on another Imndsome flag stretched
across the street. On East Baltimore Street,
near the German Reformed ParSOnage, we're
suspended ,the enwreathed portraits of. Gens.
ROSECRANS arid SIGEL ; on the corner of same
square a large flag was stretched across the
street,on the second . sqUare;of the same street
at regular intervals, Were three large flags swung,
across the.street. On West Baltimore Street,
between MeNulty's hotel and the Pilot Office.
was one of similar size.; on the second square
we observed a graceful festoon., and in the cen
tre a wreath with the words, "Welcome home.
May 23d." The stage was erected iu the
Public Square in front of our office. The
frame work above .was gracefully festooned. In
the centre were conspicously displayed the
the following inscriptions
Dec. 13th, 1882." May 3, 1883."
In a smaller wreath above,
The doors, windOws'and' refreshment rooms
were handsomely decorated with wreaths and
boquets of flowers; engravings of Washington,
Jackson, Scott and officers of the present war,
besides representation of battle scenes. We
have not room to mention a tithe of the devices
of fancy and patriotism.
It having been ascertained that the train
would reach this place about 2Y. M. Ac
cordingly, at that hour, a vast concourse of peo.
pie from the entire southern part of Franklin
County, .besides many of our 'Washington
County (ML) neighbors, repairejtothe Water
Station were the troops would get out of the
cars. the procession was then formed in the
following order :
Martial Music—Veterans of 1812 and 1814
—Survivors of Mexican .War—Soldiers of pre
sent War—CommitteesLelergy---ToWn A uthor
ities—Members of the 120th P. V.—Citizens.
The whole was under charge of Gen. D
Detrich, Chief Marshal ; and Capt J. B. Strick
ler, Asst. Marshal, with Lieut. Jaeob Detrich
and Lemuel Suively. Esq., Aids to Chief Mar
shal. No one could help but acknowledge
the ability, and. indefatigable zeal of thesn''of.
&era, and the excellent management of- affairs
entrusted to their care. As the prosession
marched past us, we observed the
Col. RowF,,,at the bead of the four Companies
of his regiment. By his side was the intrepid
Major BROWNSON. Company B, under Capt.
W. H. Davison, marched in front. We were
sorry his Fulton county men could not be here
to enjoy the hospitalities extended at the home
of their much loved Captain. Next came
Company C, under Capt. J. P. 111'Culloeh,
the idol of his company. This Company was
raised in Mereersbitrg and Montgomery Tw'P,
Co. E, Capt. W. W. Walker, of Waynestwro',
(whom to know is to respect) marched proudly
on. Company K, Capt. A'. R. Davison, -the
brave and gallant officer, with the young men
,of our own town, came .next. An omnibus
'oad of those who had been wounded, came
meat, who, notwithstanding their suffering,
deoked cheerful and happy.
We saw these same faces last August. How
, ehanged. Those who were then mere boys
nre law IMO, not only in statue, but still .more
4he ,ferri2or of their patriotism. Long expo.
sure Cad .bronzed their countenances. Indeed,
it iwas ,to recognize some of our most
intimate associates. Disease, death and the
battle deld,fhael thinned their ranks somewhat,
and st .was :almost impossible for some stout
hearts , to repress afrear when thinking of the
dead.and missing Ones. We have reason how.
.ever, to be thankful that so many were permit.
eted to return alir out of the two desperate
engagements in whiea this regiment participa
The route of procession had seen considers.
ibly shortened iu ewsequettoe 1 the fatigue
which the men felt on account of the bag and
tiresome route they had performed that morn
ing in Chambersburg. Halting in front of
the stage erected in the Public Square, they
eagerly listened to and loudly applauded the
Address . of Welcome, delivered by Bev. E.
Briedenbaugh. The exercises were concluded
with prayer by the Rev. T. G. Apple. Major
Brownson proposed " three cheers for the good
people of Greencastle " Lieut.-Col. Rowe
proposed three cheers for companies B, C, E,
and K. Ile • then bade " good bye" to the
boys who had so long marched with him.
The military were then entertained at the
following places:—Company 'B—Room (up
stairs) N. E. corner of the Square ; Company
C—N. W. corner of the Square; Company E
—N. E. corner of the Square; Company K—
(up stairs) N. E. corner of the Square.
Veterans of 1812 and 1814, Soldiers of the
Present War and Mexican War, Town. Author
ities and other guests, at the old Post Office
room, (Ziegler's). Field and Staff officers
were entertained :at the quarters, of the com
panies from. their respective neighborhoods
The, tllergy were distributed in the different
Conveyances from Waynesboro' and Mer
cershurg arrived here in the evening to take
home their soldiers, where other receptions
awaited .them. It is needless to say that, as
usual, the hospitality of our people knew no
bounds. The large tables fairly groaned un
der their huge : loads of edibles. lt was a con
tribution from the people of the town and vi
cinity. To, the ladies Ave must accord the
highest praise, for their tasty decorations of
the rooms, for their diligence in making all due
preparations, for their attendance, and excel
lent arrangement of the tables, and for a 'thou
sand other attentions, which our soldiers know
how to appreciate. Surely, the patriotic and
timely action of the ladies cannot pass unno
The proprietors of the rooms used for the
entertainment of the guests, viz : Messrs. Rowe
and Zeigler. are deserving of many thanks for
the tacilties afforded the Committee of Ar
rangements, and for the accommodation extend
ed in granting the use of these rooms for the
purpoSe mentioned above. Without this action
of) their part, it would have been impossible to
have found a place large and convenient enough
to, 'spread the collation.
The Committee of Arrangements anti their
sub-committees, worked hard for several' days,
and to' the result of their labors we owe, in
some measure, the magnificent reception given
to•our 'Nine AiOntlts,! :AS'oldiers.
At the early hour in which our paper goes
to press, we are compelled to omit much that
we would like to say-
Washington, .lay 34, 1863.—Xt 11 o'clock;
A.. M.,. to-day the President received the fol
lowing telegram :
Cleveland, Ohio, May 24,1863.—A. des
patch from Ms. Fuller di r e telegraph manager
at MeMphis;received late last bight, Says! the
Stamand , Stripes now float over Vicksburg,
and - the victory is.complete.
: Further details of the raid of Colonel Grier
son through Mississippi, confirm our previous
belief of the boldness. gallantry and success
of that movement. The expedition comprised
but two regiments of cavalry, with a battery,
nine hundred men in all, but towns were , visited,
railroad connections cut and public buildings
and stores destroyed, apparently 'without re
Bard to the proximity of. superior Rebel force
or risk 'of capture. Leaving Lagrange,. iu
Tennessee, fifty miles east of Memphis, on
the 6th instant, Colonel Grierson moved to
Okalona. in Monroe county and. on the line of
the .Mobile and Ohio Railroad,, where he burn
ed the depot and a large amount of stores.—
At Newton, on. the Jackson and Meridian
Railroad, and about, one hundred and thirty
miles. South of Okalona, commissary trains and
an ordnance train containing three' thousand
shells, were destroyell, and the.bridges between
that statiodand Meridian burned. Enterprise,
in Clark county. fourteen miles south of Me
ridian: Was also visited, and the ordnance works
destroyed,.and subsequently all the bridges.and
a part-of the track between Newton and Jack
soar demolished. The force then proceeeed
southward to the Louisiana line, and thence
to. Baton Rouge. At Clinton, twenty-five miles
northeast freni Port Hudson, and connected
therewith by railroad, were encamped a force
of Rebels five thousand strong, and by a skill
ful move of Colonel Grierson not only were
they: avoided,` but their camp and stores were
destroyed, and three hundred of their number
captured. At. Amitie , River a cavalry picket.
consisting of nearly two hundred cavalry, was
surprised-and captured. Not the least import
ant result of the raid was the possession of
several hundred fresh hoises.
The destruction of the sloop-of- . war Preble,
at Pensacola, on the 27th- ult., it appears was
caused by an ae ident, and not by the shells of
the enemy, as many anticipated. An open
light, taken into the store-room, created the
flame, which rapidly spread, until, COMlblliliCat•
ing to the ; magazine, all that remained of the.
voael was Novi] into pieces.
OLUEI.:NCASTLE, KLIN CO
British neutral vessels still continue to leave
Nassau for Southern ports, no less than eight
having cleared during the second week in the
present month. several steamers are also
announced to have arrived at Nassau from
Washington, May 10,—The thirteenth sec
tion of conscription law has received an inter
pretation, and substantially a warlike adjudi
cation. On representation of influential citi
zens, of Illinois, that the acceptance of $3OO
from drafted men, in lieu of service, through.
out the West. would degenerate the enrollment
measure and defeat the intent to raise an army,
Secretary Stanton is understood to have decid
ed that the section VW permissive and not
mandatory; that it is optional with him to re
ceive the money or reject it; that he is
not a national treasurer; that he gives no hond
ihr the safe-keeping of the money; has no
financial officers under him; has no means of
enforcing security for the immense sums his
subordinates would receive on this commutation
of military service, and has no time to go into
the business of hunting up substitutes. &lie- .
tar Whiting, of The War Department, is under
stoodrto concur in these views. The President
is understood to concur in their lawfulness
and policy. The clause of the act selling ex
emptions at $3OO, therefore, will practically be
ignored. Conscripts will either -be left to
hunt up' their own substitutes at their own
price, or the plan will be adopted of Calling
fir an equal number of - volunteers at the time
tl,e draft is ordered, to be accepted only as'sub
stitutes far the drafted men, receive a govern
ment bounty of $lOO and the oonscripc's price
of exemption besides. Any way, the enroll
ment law will not be a. revenue measure, but a
The draft will take place about the first of
July. It is expected that nearly all these 're
turning soldiers will except the high bounties
that Will be offered and return to the service.
Six weeks will undoubtedly be consumed iu
the enrolling of all persons subject to military
It is reported to.day . that every available sol
dier now on detached service in and arOund
Washington, Baltimore, and on the railroads
in Virginia and 112aryland, will be fOrwarded
to Hooker's command, and their places supplied
by Pennsylvania militia, which, it is said, has
been tendered by Goyernor Curtin.
The river front of the, enemy had been re
connoitered, and the discovery made that duOng
the night of. the 14th instant the enemy threw
pp new and extensive earthworks along 'the
ridge of hills in the rear and to the left, of
Washington, May 18, 1863.—The following
was received to-day at the - head-quartersof the
Memphis, Tenn., May 17, 1863.—Major
General Fla'deck, General-in-Chief :—Papers
of the 14th front Vicksburg and Jackson, re,
port that Grant defeated Gregg's brigade, at
Raymond, on 'Tuesday the 19th. The rebel
loss is admitted in the papers at seven hundred.
The next day Gregg was reinforced by Gen.
11 T. Walker, of Georgia, when he was
attacked at. Mississippi, Spring and driven, to.
wards Jackson on Thursday.
A telegram from Canton says that the feder
als had taken Jackdan from the east—probably
by a cavalry movement.
Gmierzil Joseph Johnston arrived at Jackson
on the 13th, and went not towards Vicksburg
with three brigades. He must have been west
of Jackson when the capture was made by our
forces. . •
The force which-General Grant fought, viz:
Gregg's brigade, was from Port Hudson, while
Walker's was from Jordan. -. .
Every horse fit for service in Mississippi is
claimed by the rebel government to mount
Grant has struck the railroad near Edwards'
station. S A. FlunLituP,
Headquarters Army of The Potomac. Camp
near Falmouth, Vs., May 12, 1863.—General
Orders No: 50.—The Major General Command
ing, desires to express to the troops leaving
this army;by reason of the expiration of their
term-of service, his appreciation of their efforts
and devotion '
The record of their deeds, while it will prove
a proud recollection in future days, will live in
history, and in the memory. of their comrades
Who still continue to serve the country and its
cause in' the honorable and glorious profession
The Major , General Commanding directs that
copies of this order be furnished to each regi
ment that has left or is about to leave the army,
and he desires that the same be promulgated
to the troops, with his best wishes for their
May the same spirit which prompted them
to iven,pond to the call of duty and honor remain
forever in the hearts. and, be transmitted, as a
proud legacy, to their descendents.
By command of Major General EIooKER.
S. WILLIAMS, Asst. Adjt, Gen.
Washington, May 16, lA6.3.—The following
dispatch was ieceire4 to day by the Secretary
01' the Nary
AI.S.N. ;21;, 166`1.
Paducah, Ky.. May 14, 1863.-1 am just
down from the Tennessee river, and have on.
hand a party of prisoners, who were captured
at Linden, Tenn. On the night of the 12th,
I took on board the gun-boats fifty-five men
and horses of the Ist Western Tennessee cav
alry, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel
K. M. Breckinridge and landed them on the
east side of the river, sending the gun-boats to
cover all the landing above and below.
Colonel Breekinridge dashed across the
country , to Linden, , and surprised the rebel
force, more than twice his number, and captur
ed Lieutenant-Colonel Fierson, and captain,
one surgeon, four lieutenants, thirty rebel sol
diers, ten conscrips, fifty horses,. two army
wagons, arms, etc. The court house, which was
the rebel depot,• was burned, together with a
quantity of arms and supplies.
The enemy lost three killed, while our forces
escaped unhurt, and Only one horse was killed.
. Colonel Breekinridge, after his exploit.
reached our vessels in safety, and recrossed
the river. I will send the prisoners to Cairo.
S. L. PIIILIPs, Lieut. Coin.
Commanding the ,Tenti., Division of the
Baltimore, May 17.—0 n Friday- night a
coMpany of U. Cavalry waSsurprised - atid
eaptUred at Charlestown, .Jeffersclif' ethanty; Va.,
Major-General Solienek i informed by
telegraph of the disaster, itifinediaieli ordered
Gen. Milroy to send out a force to intercept and
attack the rebels. On' the light of the same
day, Major-General Milroy telegraphed iSfol-'
Wh inchester,• May, .16,11.30 •P:
Major General Schen ek7;-,-The Federal cavalry
captured at • Charlestown were recaptured by A
detachment of the Virginia and 13th reausyl,
Vanist. cavalry, under ::Captain Ott, this lifter
noon, at Hiedwount Station in Fauquier
ty. We also captured forty rebels and a cor
responding number of horses. Two rebels were
killed. I regret to add that we lost Captain
Ott and oue sergeant. • Our cavalry recaptured
onu Federal lieutenantqmd , fifty privates and.
their horses. Adams; of the Ist. Ncw York
cavalry, who arrived after the recapture, is still
in pursuit of the rebelS. The Virginia and
Pennsylvania cavalry, who made the recapture,
were sent out by we yesterday.
[Signed] R. M. MtLROY.
A telegram sinoe received 'front General
Kelley, dated Grafton, Va., May . 17th, says:
A. company of militia, :of Bourbon county,
have just wine in with seventeen ulltaiboden 7 s
Men, captured in that county. *ho had strag
filed behind the retreating column .to. steal
[Signed) 11.'F. -li..ELLET,
Washington', May 20.—The fulliriviug has
had been received at the Navy Departitient :
Flag Ship General Price, Belo'W . Witit:itigton
May 14, 1863.—T0 Hon. Gideon ''Welles.
Secretary of the Navy l'aw'n the 'honor to
inform you that I arrived off the Mouth •of 'the
Red river 'on the morning'Of 'the itch; and on
the sth took Possession 'ofiFort4 Russey.'
about 8-miles Trout its mouth. On the evening
of the 6th I took .finssesAma of the oity of
Alexandria, without opposition.
, ‘Gen: - Banks- arrived at Alexandria on 'the
evening of the ith, and turned the city , over
to him: - .
Washington, May 21.—The following Was
received to-day at the head quarters' Of the.
Jackson', May 15, 1803, via Memphis,
May 20—Major General flalleak, General in-
Chief :—This place fell, into our hands yester
day after a fight or about three hburs. Joe
Johnston' was in command. The enemy re
treated Nor-th, evidently with the design of
joining the Vicksburg forces. -
(Signed) U. S. Guaivr, Major-Gen.
- Fortress Monroe, May,•l9.—The expedition
sent from Suffolk under command •of Colonel
Foster,-has succeeded in its mission, - and the
damage done to the Seaboard and :Roanoke
railrtiad has been repaired. Our casnalities
in the skirMishes of the last two - or three days
Cairo, May 20.-Col. Clayton,,Of the Fifth
Kansas Cav'alry, with' his . emin -- yegiment and
detachments of three others, Made a reeOnnois.
sauce a few 'days since froniAlefenatoWards
Little Rock, destroyed2o6,ooo bushels of corn,
several buildings containing commissary stores,
a number of grist mills near Colton plant.—
After sending hiet infantry back, he euedun
lered two rebel brigades under Carter, had a
severe skirmish, and escaped by swimmin g th e
Larysguille-river, with a loss of two - killed - and
eleven wounded. The rebel loss' was 55 kil
led and a large number wounded. • .
Price is said to - have left Little Rock
on The 11th in the direction of Wittsburg.
Col. Hatch made a raid from Corinth last
Wednesday into Alabama, brieging back 400
prisoners and 600 horses. He encountered
Chalmers near Tallahatchie, but escaped en.
The name day Major Burke, witivlQO men ;
made a dash from Germantown, within 'a few
(Signed) DAVID- P. POIeTED.,
Rear Admiral Commanding
miles of Holly Spring, h a d a
the rebel Faulkner, in - which hr lop!
and 11 wounded; the rehei )(Nr mroir h:aP
much larger. We took a fvw
The Nine Months' Men
In accordance with the provi,si mis t:o
enlistment, the terms of service of 5e,,,41
the Pennsylvania regiments have expi rer i,,
they are returning to their homes. Let
that this is bat a temporary absence Fro m t i,-
brave columns that lie et/Nei/ant on the bm,.
Of the Rappahannock. To thi s
should be publicly welcomed with e iTry
onstration of prai,ie eratitude for th e
ful services they hare ta7rady pe r f on „,„L .
They have been through !Isom thcre terTj j ;
battles, and the following testimmy
General i‘lcadc to the gailam ci.rsiWor3 14-1 tt
nine months' men in his Corps is an
recognition of which they may welt
Extract from the o:ffirial Rern-71 ' t r . " .114rjor
Meade, of the operations of his MlMite an'
"The Mivanee of Tyler's and Alla=24caii`,.
Brigades of 'Humphrey's Division, to
the advancing columns of the enemy,
with the success of having compelled our lih=
to fall back, was in the. highest degree eredita.
We, partieularly.as most of these troops were
nine months' men, whose term of service ha!
"I cannot adequately express the satin.
faction with whieb I witnessed the ready
and cheerful obedience to all orders by the
troops of mpeommand, Their submission t ,
every privation and sacrifice and exposure,
night marches through; toad and rain, fording
deep streams, using the axe and spade more
than the Musket, and'yet ready at all times
go forwaid and meet' the enemy. It is such
good service as this that tries and makes the
real soldier, and it is nay earnest desire to bear
full testimony to the .credit acquired by mil
due to the officers and um of the Filth Corps."
Files of !The Pilot—We have several tier
ash year's l'iLtrr, which we will sell cheap.
Wanted.—A Chair Framer. to wtwk an Wmpl
Seats, to whom constant emplopnent will be giTta
with gotal wages. Apply at this office,
May 19, 1863.
Ter -Centenary Celebration. The
Centenary Cotigrepii.ttini Celohalitioni
the formation and adoption of the Heidelberg
schism will be held in the Oerat Veforitteii
of this place, on the first Sngday in June. The
ohurch will be decOrated, ant( appropriate service+
held in the meriting and evening.
rresbyterian.—Rev. JAsses F. KENNEDY will
preach in the Presbyterian Church of this place on
next Sabbath nt o'clock, n. '
The Preshysteilan ccingregntion of Greencastle
and Wayeasbc;Vo' have preheated unanimous
the Rev. J., 11tictiTstas, of Pittsburg, for his
services as pastor.. lie is a ytiung, talented and
able minister. ,It sincerely hapeal that he will
Theft. , —Some miserable villain, entered the
residence .of Lazinui PK:raj:men. an Fast Baltimore
Street, on last Sabbathafternoon while the family
were absent, and stole about ninety-seven dollars.
P had just retur'netl from the army the pre
ceeding day. and thiS, was Isis savings of his har.l
earned money. A coat, belonging to JIMENSIMI
PENSlXakt:if t rfa9 Alen stolen.
We do hope that the sC.aundreil who steals from
soldiers may be brottglit to justior . 3. and receive the
reward his cowardly and detestable conduct merits.
•Godey's Lady's Book.—The June number
highlrpOpular -- periodieal" is on our table,
and is ecittal,, if met superior„ to former numbers.—
"The Lillie is a splendid steel engraving.
reveseli 46 1 tle lad sleeping on some hay and
"Th - eLitilkoTenser 'this sister) tickling 'him with a
straw., The colored fashion ,plate. containing six
ftures, is superb. It also oontains a number of
other engravings, embraCing dress. embroidery,
crochet and other paiterns. The reading 'matter is
of such a ehOseter that it cannot fail to please the
ladies. Pnblished`byl. 4 . A. Godey, Philadelphia, at
$3 per year.
Personal- Elerg „ ::-Maj. Strom), 55th Regiment.
and First Sere, Gj 11. "Nlll.lAnt of company G,
same regrment.'have been in town for some days.
They represent, lliat, tho boys from this section are
in excellent bealtb and floe spirits. Indeed, the
officertjust unwind are thernselves.ti ving witne,taes
of the, fact. The regiment to which they belong
hai been 'On thtie . oitit of South Carolina for nearly
two' iehrs: i .and.tuis ierforMeil•censiderahle service.
'At the battle of "Pocetalige in November. 18t;2, it
took a very promin•ent part. it nata" bore that s e rgt,
Snows was prompted to tiergetnt. 7 lllllor of the Reg=
iment for meritorious eonduct ; and front like set.,
vice Sergt : llitttpen. was made First Sergeant. of his
companY. " •
`While in Harrisburg last - week leelnd the pies
sure-of an Intorviow with da• u. I. s. WATEMBURSt
Ho. s,poke:, Vary highly;,of his men recruited. awl
hopes all the Union soldiers Will perform their duty
as well and as cheerfully as they.
, maderstand that a regular system of furlougho
have been MitabliSbed- in" the tleintrtment of South
Carolina, During the coming summer we may es,
poet to sea all onr-boys. Will'he Much relish
ed by them, as they have been so long away from
their homes: Let us welcome those already here.
Married.-11 is with' pleasdie we announce the
marrikge'Of Rev. T.X. Oaa.-Pastir of the" Presby
rian congregations of Alleglierty, formerly tho Rev.
Dr. PLInt3IF.II:M congregaiion t to Miss Vutctt'•u