The pilot. (Greencastle, Pa.) 1860-1866, June 21, 1864, Image 2

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We are compelled, on account of impaired
health, to offer for sale this office. TOE I'lLoT
is now in its 4th year. It has enjoyed a con
siderable degree of patronage. A good paying
subscription list has been secured Any en
ergetic person would be able to increase it
rapidly A weekly journal can and will be
supported by wealthy community like ours.
The business of the town and neighborhood is
being constantly enlarged. The materiel in
this office is good. The office enjoys a good
MR of Jon WORK.
For terms and other particulars,
J. w. M'CRORY,
Tuesday Morning, June 81,1864
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Monday, June 13.—Mr. Stanton's bulletin
on Sunday night, reports a despatch from Gen.
Grant At eight o'clock yesterday.
The movement of the army was then pro
grassing. The Rebels in Kentucky under
John Morgan, captured, the town of Cynthiana
and two Ohio regiments, and layed seige. to
Frankfort. They were compelled to abandon
their attempts upon the latter place, and their
forces were scattered in all directions by the
attack of General Burbridge on Sunday morn
ing. At last accounts Gen. Burbridge was in
close pursuit of the enemy. Heavy firing is
said to have been beard in the direction of
Bottom's Bridge on Saturday night. General
Meade, rode through a portion of his lines on
Friday the 10th inst. The railroad has been
torn up by our, troops, and the rails from Des
patch Station to White House have been care
fully carried away.
There is nothing later from the department
of. General Sherman.
The Rebels shelled Gen. Butler's signal sta
tion at Fort 'Wisconsin on the 10th instant, but
didinot do much damage. Reinforcements have
reached General Butler. The gunboat Gene
ralyutman and Commodore Perry, bombarded
Fort Clifton, near Petersburg, on the 9th, and
succeeded, after a heavy fire on both sides, in
silencing the main battery. A signal station
belonging to the enemy on the Chuckatuok
river with all its, men and material, has been
captured by our troops.
Tuesday, Junel4.---There is literally no news
of importance today regarding the movements
of our armies in Virginia. Mr. Stanton is
silent; hence we conclude that no official news
has reached the War Department
Nothing occurred to disturb the quietness of
the army in General Butler's department on
Sunday nor since. The steamer Warner, from
Bermuda Hungred, which arrived at Fortress
Monroe on Monday, reports no news from that
immediate vicinity, but states that heavy firing
(the same as before reported) was heard in the
vicinity of Richmond on Saturday.
.The news from Kentucky shows that Gen.
Burbridge was at Lexington on Monday, and
reports the enemy to be completely demoralized
by the fight at-Cynthiana, and are entirely out
of ammunition, besides being scattered in all
directions. The whole of Gen. llobson's corn
mand.arezt _Falmouth, after being recaptured
by our scouting party. .
Despatehesliom Meniphis, via Cairo, on the
13th, state that the expedition of Gen. Sturgis
in Tennessee had been defeated by a large
force of Rebels, -ten thousand strong, under
Generals Forrest, Lee and Roddy. The force
of General Sturgis was 3,000 cavalry and 5,000
infantry. The attack was suddenly made.—
Gen. Sturgis lost , his wagon train and many of
his men, who were taken prisoners. Ilis am
munition was previously exhausted, and he was
Compelled to destroy his artillery in con
seqnenee. The Rebel force which attacked
him is supposed to be on its way to reinforce
Johnston, by cutting in on General Sherman's
Wednesday, June 15:—The news from Grant
are brief. and decisive. Nearly all his forces
have crossed to the South side of James River,
without much obstruction and a very trifling
loss. They crossed the Chickabominy at two
different points. Gen. Grant's hoad•guarters
are at Bermuda Landing, and his forces are
South of Richmond.
Official news froin Gen:,Sherman, states that
he was advancing his lines on lienesaw, on
Tuesday afternoon.
The report of. General Sturgis' defeat in
Tennessee, is fully comfirmed. lie has been
surperseded by Gen. A. J. Smith, The Rebel
General and Bishop Leonidas Polk , is said to
have bean recently killed.
From Gencral Ilunier in " th'e Valley "
we learn that he is all right., The. Heber are
Franklin county, Pa
rebuilding. the bridge over New river. Our
news from New Orleans is to the sth. The
Rebel troops under Gen. Walker, are said to
have gone north to join Johnston or Lee.
Thursday, June IG.—The movement of
Gen. Grant's whole army to the south side of
the James River, is reported as a complete
success, no opposition whatever being offered
to him. His divisions and brigades passed the
Chickahominy and the James almost without
firing a shot, and without losing a man or a
wagon. The change of base was thus effected
without any obstruction from the enemy. Gen.
Grant had an interview with Gen. Butler at
the headquarters of the latter, at Bermuda
Hundred, and together inspected the field
works. An attack on Petersburg is contem
General Hunter's movements are reported
having succeeded completely in preventing a
junction of the rebel forces in the Shenandoah
valley with the army of General Zee.
News from the Gulf, by the supply steamer,
Admiral, last evening, states that Admiral
Farragut's fleet was threatened by an attack
from the rebel rams at Mobile.
Friday, June 17.—The news from Grant's
army speaks of an unequivocal success at Peters
burg. Lee's army had not reached Petersburg
before the assault.
Nothing late had been heard from General
Sheridan except a statement in the Richmond
Whig of the 15th inst., that he bad been routed
by Generals Pita Lee and Hampton, left his
dead and wounded on the field, and lost five
hundred prisoners.
There are no official report of. any movement
in Gen. Sherman's army.
Gen. Butler's force were busy on Thursday
at Bermuda Hundred tearing up the railroad
track between Petersburg and Richmond. The
enemy hee disappeaaed from his front at that
The news from Grant's army to-day was very
cheering. Another gigantic flank movement
is being made by Grant, and thus far has been
entirely successful. Gen. Smith is reported to
have taken Petersburg with four thousand pri
soners and thirteen pieces of artillery. We
owe this success almost entirely to the colored
troops, whose courage was unflinching. Gen.
Smith has publicly complimented their bravery.
A despatch was received on. Sunday which
changes the tenor of the last despatch. In
stead of the numbers of prisoners taken by
Smith being four thousand it was only four
hundred, and the cannons captured were only
four. Some parts of Petersburg are still oc
cupied by the enemy, but the first line of in
trenchments have been taken by, us, and every
thing bids fair to prove successful in the end.
Monday, June 13.—The market was rather
dull to-day, accompanied with a' falling off in
prices. Gold,was active to day; but the pre
mium was not so high as during the closing
days of last week. Gold opened in the morn
ing at 193 i, and before . noon advanced three
per cent. * Government five-twenty. Coupons
closed at 1051, and the one year certificates, at
Tuesday, June 14.—Dullness and inactivity
still hangover the stock market. Prices rang
ed a fraction above those of yesterday; yet,
the lurking lack of animation was preceptible.
Government Coupons of 1981, closed at 1121;
Coupon five-twenties, at 1051; and one year
certificates at 97. Gold opened this mottling
at 197 f, and sold up to 198, but afterwards
fell to 1961.
Gold sold at St. Louis on Friday last, for
200. Large sales were made at this rate.
Wednesday, Juno 15.—Government Con
'pon Bonds of 1881, closed oi l / 2 1, Coupon
five-twenties, 105 f; and one year certificates,
at 971. Gold opened in the morning at 196 f,
went up one per cent, and afterwards sold on
the fractions bordering 197.
Thursday, June 16.—Government stocks
were firm. The registered bonds of 1881
closed at 107, and the coupons, interest on, at
112/ ; registered five-twenties, 1051, and the
coupons, 105+; seven and three-tenths trea
sury notes, 108, and the one year certificates,
971. Gold was inactive today, at 197@1971.
Friday, June 17.—Gold opened to-day at
196 f ; the announcement of the taking of .
Petersburg it fell to 1951. Very little was
done in sterling exchange. It was quoted at
110 for specie and 216 for currency; Five
twenty Coupons Bonds, at 106; Five-twenty
registered bonds, at 1051; Coupon 6's of 1881
interest on, 1111 ; Registered 6's of 1881 ex
in terest, 107 ; One year certificates, 971; Sevon
and three-tenths Treasury notes, 107; Coupon
s'a of 1865, at 185.
A House for General Meade.
The Philadelphians have presented %le wife
of General Meade with a house, on the corner
of Nineteenth street and Delancey place, in that
city. This is a handsome acknowledgment of,
the services of the lady's distinguished hus
band, and is an acknowledgment of the right
kind. It quite agrees with our idea, expres
sed a few days since, as to how this matter
ENCASTI,E, FRANKLIN CO., }'A., JUNE '2l, 1864.
should be done. We congratulate the fellow
citizens of the gallant commander of the Army
of the Potomac upon the good sense that led
them to spend their money in this practical
and useful way, rather than upon the nonsense
of an elaborate but unnecessary swor3.—ller
Mr. Editor: —I was pleased to see in your
last number, a suggestion, that, those subject
to military duty who reside in the Borough,
should take immediate steps towards raising
volunteers to fill our quota for the next call,
whenever, and for whatever number made. It
is true, as you say, that no order has been of.
ficially announced, but the Provost Marshal
General in a despatch to Major C. C. Gilbert,
A. P. M. General, under date of May 19th,
used these words :--‘' Confer with' your State
authorities and endeavor to get the. different
districts and sub-districts to commence raising
men at once, with a view to the new. call refer
red to in the despatch of yesterday from the
Secretary of War to General Dtx." He ad
vises, too,the early revision of the enrollment,
so that the new quotas may be ascertained from
it. The Provost Marshals and Enrolling officers
throughout the State are busy at work in re
vising their lists:; all of which shows,,:con
clusively that another call will be shortly made.
And there is a strong reason for, it from the
fact, viz: that a great many three year regi
ments, whose terms of service expire this sum
mer, will be soon mustered out. A good many
have , been mustered out already, and every day
we read of old regiments or parts of regiments
going home for this purpose. The call will be
Let us consider how many, men our Borough
may have to furnish. In the several calls
made last winter, amounting in the aggregate
to 700,000 men, the quota of = Greencastle was
59. The number enrolled is set down in the
published statement at 198. About 15 of this
number have since enlisted. By a careful re
vision of the enrollment, I think, that the to
tal number on the list will not exceed 170.
The calculations will soon be made. And it
has been suggested wisely, too, I think, that a
committee should at once examine the enroll
ment and have the names stricken off, of, per
sons who no longer reside here and of others
not subject to the draft here. This should be
done before the quota is made out. If it is
not done we may have reason to lament our
negligence. The longer the enrollment list,
the wore men will be required for, the quota.
Suppose the number enrolled:is about the
same with that of last winter, and the President
calls for 400,000 men, then the quota of the
Borough would be about 33 men. It is not
likely that the call will be made for - . tl much
less number. •
Now, then, from what has been said, it is
not too soon to begin. With the experience of
our Executive Committee, and sufficient means
at their disposal, the work could be accom
plished, though it would no .doubt take a lon
ger time and harder work than it did before.
As regards the means, I suppose nearly the
same amount as that contributed last winter
from among those subject to the draft could
again be raised from the same class by sub
scriptions, and the balance necessary to carry
on ,the work might be raised' by taxation.—
Now, as regards the latter, the property-hold
ers of Greencastle have never before been cal
led upon in this way to give of their means
towards filling up our quota It is not hard for
them. Every soldier who enters the ranks of
the Union army is, in the most selfish view, an
additional safe guard for the property of every
citizen living along the Border. Without the
large and well disciplined and brave armies
we now have in the field, our State would soon
be overrun by the Rebel horde. And then
those-who had most property would suffer most,
while those who had little would, suffer cow
pazatively.little. It is but just that freehold
ers should pay a fair proportion. And this
being their first assessment for this purpose
cannot, with any reason, complain. Other bor
oughs have been taxed for all the money raised
to put in recruits last winter, and are now about
making arrangements to recruit for the call
which is soon to be made.
Aside from these selfish and pecuniary mo
tives, every honorable consideration, and every
emotion of patriotism, demands that our vic
torious, army should be constantly augmented
so that it may be prepared to accomplish its
final and destined purpose—the suppression of
the rebellion. Never before, in the progress
of this war, have our arms been so signally
blest with victory. The time, the hour, calls
on every one to do his duty.
I leave the matter before the attention of
your readers, hoping theta public meeting will
be called without delay, and immediate action.
During the recent furlough of the Second
lowa cavalry two hundred marriages..toolc placo
in . the regiment, there being twenty-nine mar
riages in one company alone.
A NEW lOC of Data and Caps just receiTeci at
ANOTHER supply of Boots suit Shoes just received
THB Merchants generally of this place have agreed
for the present, to close their respective places of
business, every evening at 8 o'clock.
MI season for bay making has again rolled round,
and some of the farmers have already commenced.
We hope they may finish their work this year un
interrupted by an inrasion.." •-
Mustered Out,—The 6th Pa. Reserves have
been mustered out, and the members are at home.
Ne‘rly all of the Reserve regiments have been mus
tered out.
Captured.—Capt. D. B. BS•Klassx, of the 14th
Regulars, was captured in a late battle near Rich
mond. He was formerly Colonel of the 168th Pa.
of Nine Months drafted men, raised October, 1862.
Read. 7 FlFMttrit, remember that limn( &
RUODES are selling Grain and Hay Forks, Scythes,
Snathes, and harvesting tools of all kinds. Manure
Shovels and Forks, Rakes and Hoes, at old prices.
Call and see.
The Concert. —The Old Folk's Concert at
Ch sm bersburg was well attended. The receipts, we
aro told, for the first evening's performance amount
ed to $B7l. Exeursion trains were run down both
2ne. Pa. Artillery.—Although reported in the
pnpers to have been in- a very heavy engagement,
we have not heard or seen the names of any per
son from this neighborhood among the casualties.
NIBEWANDER of Welsh Run. is missing. The regi
ment now belongs to BROOKS' division of the sth
Army Corps.
The Valley Sentinel This paper was re
cently started at Shippensburg. It is published by
Wm. liemmair, Esq.,—for some time shief editor of
the Pally Spirit in this county. Mr. KILNNEPT is
an elegant and forcible writer. His paper show■
evidence •f his ability:, We wish him success in
his new enterprise.
The Council.—The Council have commenced
their good work. Pavements are being concreted,
culverts improved, flags replaced and crossing made
passable. We have noticed, too, some firms clean
ing the streets before their respective places of bu
siness. And everything is beginning to wear an
appearance of neatness. We noticed our regular
Local Editor, one of the. councilmen going from
place to place superintending the improvements.—
If any matt will see that the thing is done, he will,
Casualties.—We have the IV loiritg from vari
ous sources :
JACOB LEAR, wounded; Sergeant liaxicenv nom
severely wounded in the leg by railroad iron fired
from Rebel artillery; CHRISTIAN HAGER, wounded,
in hospital at Alexandria ; J. &Ilium, wounded.—
GEOnGle PAWLING, wounded.
All of these men belong to the 21st Pa. Cavalry
WILLIAX 2iINbLINGER, 7th Md., wounded. JOHN
SHOCHEY, of KURTA'S company, 17th Pa., Cavalry,
mcrtally wounded.
Communication.-In another part of this
paper we publish a communication on " The Com
ing Draft.," which we ask all the residents of the
borough subject to the draft, to peruse carefully.—
While it is intended for our own citizens, we hope
the people of Antrim and other townships, would
go to work at. once and fill up their probable quotas.
We may say, in regard to one part of the article.
that. our enrolling officer has been very busy at
teuling to his duties, and showsa readiness to cor
rect mistakes as far as he has power to do so.
Night Birds.—it is instnaterial what hour of
night you may have occasion to be on the public
street, you will, meet somebody. They generally
saint e.with a vociferous shout, or sometimes by pro
jecting a stone , cautiously, so as to pass you and
attract your attention. The business of these fel
lows at this hour of night, is to visit gardens and
hen roosts, and to start ' all the dogs in town bark
ing. Last night we were awakened by an unusual
noise of this kind, and loAcing•out of the casement,
we counted the number of canines thus exercising
their lungs, and behold there were not less thin ten.
It seems to us an'- establishment of a Police force
would not be - much out of plicei. 'lll
- Last Year.—What changes, what hopes frus
trated, what ambitioug exhausted in vain efforts for
distruction, what greatness humiliated, what hu
mility exhalted, what poverty enriehed, what opu
lence impoverished, what happiness destroyed, what
misery removed, occur in
-the revolution of a year!
Recall the last year and its history of our own com-
munity, and our exclamation needs no further
lustration. One, year ago to-day, different in every
respect was the appearance of our town. These
dirty grey-backs stalked boldly abroad, in unhealthy
abundance, their murderons,lncenditiry threats in
timidating and rendering miserable every body.—
To -day these lousy bipeds hare departed and left us
once again "in peace -=at lesist at borne. Then all
business was suspended, and the services of the
sanctuary rendered impossible by the presence of
a hostile enemy, and the only place of worship was
the family alter. To-day our merchants and ,busi,
nen men of all kinds are prosperous, and iit.peftei
and unmolested, we weekly , visit the House of
God. But, to come down to individuals—where,
and in what condition were you and I last year
this time? Some hid very unexpected and im
portant business atlfarrisburg. Sonia took sudden
and unceretneneousmileasure ! tripe to the Cove
Mountains--sonte were exploring the more familiar
-hills ani hollows contingent to the Naos:asbestine;
rip* had to be crossed in getting to t4keti t and Tut&
Low freer were eacel lent temporary shelters fromthe
inclensent nights-others, myself 'among them, were
at home toting onions and leitiee to inirket; and bar
tering - saddles, pistols, lead; tin; kc:,' for a heart
full of fear and anguish.
These are Hope ,pf _the changes in „the kat year—,
what alteratigne will the next make? We miglit
- - -
columns on this subject, but time forbiJA, 3
besides the thing is growing rather backneye,:,,,
Engagement of the 21st Cavalry...cas.
ualties.—We announced the departure of the 21st
Cavalry from their *amp near this place, in our is
sue of the 18th ult. The Regiment marched
Washington and encamped at Camp Stonernan,
short time after their arrival an order was ironed
requiring them to turn over their heroes, e qu i p.
meats, Re., and to supply them instead with erne
and accoutrements for Infantry service. On the
28th ult. the Regiment was ordered to the front,
Colonel Barn in command, having instructions to
report to Major-General Mans. In the interview
with' General MEADE, the Regiment WAS assigned to
81rEITERR'S Brigade, GRIMM'S Division, Fifth Army
Corps. On Thursday, the ad instant, the Regiment
was at Bethmaida Church, in close proximity to the
enemy, and engaged busily in throwing up d em.
see. -While at this work the enemy kept np au
most uninterrupted 'fire upon them, and among the
casualties was the almost instant death of Lenten.
ant RICHARD 11. WATERS, by a shell. On Friday
the brigade moved on the enemy's works, and the
Regiment was in the thickest of the fight. it 14 ,
their first -encounter with the enemy, but they au.
wanted fearlessly under their gallant Colonel, and
obeyed with alacrity every'order given them. Their
full purpose they were unable to accomplish, but
they punished the enemy to a degree that must ban
convinced him of their prowess and unflinching
courage. The enemy's sharp-shooters seemed to
have a peculiar spite at Col. Born. He was in
rather an . exposed position, and the ballets flew
around and abOut him like pelting hail. Finally a
ball struck him on the aide of the neck near the
shoulder. He continued for s some time to giro hit
orders, but was at last removed from the field, al
most completely exhausted from loss of Mood._
With night the contest closed.—Pranklin Repository.
Colonel Born is more severely wounded than at
first Supitised. hie residence on Peden!
Hill, Chambersburg. •
Union Refugees.—Of the many incidents of
the cruel persecution of Union people of Virginia,
by the. Jerr. Mins Government, we relate the fol-
lowing :
Owing to the impoverished condition of the coun-
try and impelled by the natural desire to be with
their husbands again, four - married women (with
eighteen children) set out. from the vicinity of Hens
ley's Methodist Church, Rockingham County, Vs.,
on Wednesday, the Bth of June, for Peoneylvenie,
where they expected to meet their husbands, who
had left some months previous for the freer and
parer atmosphere of the loyal States.
The names of the party areas follows, viz :—Mrs.
Pramual. - HERMIT, with seven children, Mrs. Rost
RENBLZT, with five children, Mrs. MATTHEW Lase,
with six children, and' Mrs. HIRAM MCNUTT, mak
ing twenty-two persons °in all. They had, when
'they started, two two horse wagons, and when three
miles from Edinsburg, a party of guerrillas came
out from a dense wood on the road, and took the boa
horse from. them. They were then compelled to
load up their effects and the small children in one
wagon and abandon the other. The women and
large children had to walk all the way from dint
place, and met with no further interruption on the
road. At Martinsburg they readily procured a pace
to cress the Potomac. On last Thursday the party,
wayrworn and foot sore, reached the vicinity of
Greencastle, and were hospitably entertained by
Mr bitostoxv.
Their destitute condition becoming known to our
citizens, contributions were at once made, end these
women and children sent by railroad to Harrisburg.
(Their horses and wagon were sent in charge of one
of their friends in the same direction )
It was a pitiable sight, indeed, to pee these poor
women, worn out with fatigue in traveling so many
weary miles to escape starvation and persecution.
Our readers will remember that some months ago
we published a statemeas that a band of twenty
four men, Union refugees from Rockingham co.,
Va., hacipassed over the South Mountain into Adams
county, wbere they were engaged in cutting timber.
Here the ems?! pox broke out among the party, and
some of them died, and the rest scattered: among
those iiho r died was a son of the elder, Mrs. Haw
zx, the husband of the younger woman of that
name. The.first intelligence they had of this fast
they received here, and were distressed very much
in consequence.
These people represent the country from which
they came as being stripped of almost everything—
grain, stock, &c., by the rebel troops and guerrillas.
It is impossible to buy merchandise at any price,
as there is nothing for sale worth mentioning. The
people along the mountains are-still loyal to the
Union. Persecuted, driven from their homes, and
forced to hide in the mountains to escape conscrip
tion into the rebel ranks, the mountain
Sons of
Virginia, amid all their trials, are firm in their de
votion to the old flag. They are hunted by con
script gatherers and guerrillas, and often shoo 11:
and sometimes coca); murdered.
The rebels will have a terrible account to settle
for their deeds'of cruelty.
If our cotemporaries will publish the substance
of this statement it may do these people muck
good, their frieflds are scattered tbrough.the
country, and may thus be able to hear about them
Our Diamond.—Last week we had a local
under the heading of " Our Neighbors and Our
selves." The thought did not strike us at the time
that, we, might make a continued subject of the es
tire Diamond ; but since the issue of the pope we
have noticed - the piece commented upon, and've
concluded to ' 4, go the rounds" under the option
of "Our Diamond."
We invite the reader then, again, to the Devlb'
welt corner of the Square, sometimes called , "liss'
Cossisn's corner." The first doer—large double,
accessible by three steps, is the entrance to a ready
made clothing store, long since vacated, and formerly
kept by our friend "Joe," "the Jew," or "the
Musician"—all synonymous termi. But passing
through the first room, you arrive at, a second in
ner.door, and " don't you be frightened" if a mod
here meets you, something similar to that of a ,
'.'separator'; in operation. 'Tis only a sewing oisehiso•
and behind it paddlingaway, site a true-hearte d,
good-nouled fellow, and his name is DATE.
sometimes you can find him oa the board, euzeoussi