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About Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882 | View Entire Issue (July 9, 1863)
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Never tir.ee' the commencement of
the War has there been ?uch a streak
of good lurk,, en J so much glorious
news, ns during; the past week.
Vick'burg, the great stronghold on
the Mississippi, and the most impor
tant place in the Confederacy, at last
puccums to Grant's bravery and strut
egy 18,000 prisoners . were there
titcn and pr.rclled. Lee is whipped
near Gettysburg, and torts in hot
haste for Richmond, with a less in
killed, wounded and prisoners of fall
one-third cf his Army, and a strong
probability that his retreat will be cut
off at the Potomac. In the meantime
General Dix has sent a portion of his
army on the Peninsula forward, and
threatens Richmond, while his main
army advances ' between Richmond
and Fredericksburg to cut off Lee's
retrat, should he succeed in getting
a portion cf hi3 army across the
In Tennessee a great foot-race i3
taking place between Rosecrans and
Bragg; the latter running over the
mountains for dear life. In Arkansas
Price attempts to take Helena by
storm, for the purpose of cutting off
Grant's supplies, and i3 repulsed with
a heavy loss in killed and prisoners.
But the strangest news cf all is a
Epecial dispatch to the N. Y. Herald,
which Etates that Vice President Ste
phens, and another Commissioner,
came into cur lines on James Driver,
under a flag of truce, with dispatches
from Jeff. Davis for President Lincoln.
At latest date3 the Cabinet were dis
cussing the question whether it were
proper to receive them or not.
. At 8 o'clock the morning of the 3d, a
flag of truce appeared before Gen.
Grant's front when the rebel Maj.
Gen. Bowen and Col. Montgomery were
led blind-fold into our lines. They bore
a communication from Gen. Pemberten
to Gen. Grant, cf the following purports :
Although I feel confident in my ability
to resist your arms indefinitely, in order
to stop the further effusion of blood, I
propose that you appoint three commis
sioners to meet tkreehich I f hall select
to arrange terms as may best ac
complish that result. Grant replied
ubstantially in these words, that the ap
pointment ofi commissioners was uncec
cessary, while I should be glad to stop
tir unnecessary effusion ef blood, the
only terms which I can entertain are
those of unconditional surrender. . At
tb same time, myself, cflicers and men,
are ready to acknowledge the gallantry
with which the defence cf Vicksburg has
been conducted. At 11 o'clock the mes
sengers returned. This . afternoon, in
accordance with the request from Gen.
Pembertoo, Gen. Grant methirn outside
the lines. After an hour's consultation
they settled the terms of surrender.
P emberton urged that his soldiers might
be paroled and allowed rations for their
own stores to carry them to the confeder
ate lines. .In view of the bravery dis
played by the troops, the advantages cf
the place- 8nd from a consideration of
enconomy, Grant finally conseted to
Pemberton's request. The officers
were each allowed a horse and a servant.
The number of prisoners is said to be
1S.000 two thirds of whom are in fight
ing condition. The immediate cause cf
the surrender is the exhaustion of sup
plies and ammumnition, and . the failure
of Johnston to come to their aid. A
general interchange of civilties extended ,
along the whole 'line. The surrender
was just in time la save both armies
from a heavy loss of life, which would
have attended the attempt to carry the
works by assault, as such an attempt had
been determined upon for to-morrow.
The Vicksburg Citizen cf the 2d admits
the eating of mule meat, and pilfering cf
private houses byi the soldiers. There
seems to have been much suffering from
sickness and cur missiles. At day-light
to-morrow our army march in.
Caiec, July 7. Details of the fidn
nt Hele eaten the 4th are received. The
rebels under Trice, Holmes and Marma
duke. The? roughness cf the ground
prevented them from bringing tip their
artillery. They attempted to carry the
redoubts ly assault with infantr'. Their
ccv.ter column succeeded in taking 3 line
cits t:.. vr'i cf the batteries.
.k attack wis v. A so successful,
the ccr.'.ro xro;d to
, v-IJch s-.vert the rebels down in
2Tzi r.-".Ur. They were soon sur
rcu::ici i trrttired, and th-3 List bat-
what' we left c: it, fell into cur hands.
Ge.-.eral Premiss' commanded the Union
forces. He was tkta cf the ccntera
plated attack and was preparrd. .The
tattle commenced at 4. oVlo.k in the
morning and lasted until 10. The rebel
doss in killed wct:r.ded e.od car lured will
reach 1,609. Thc-ir is-.er.ucn was to
capture the place for the purpose cf in
terrupTiHg 'Grant's 'cc.ri'mu.ji cations.' - '"
Habrisbcrg, July 7. Everything in
dicate sThai ihe rllePafthy'are "now tea-'
cchtratirg in the vicinity of. Williams
pert. -Our- errny- is a33-near-. there
Reports .received at'; heedquarters this
afternoon are that heavy, artillery firing
is 'progressing but whether merely, skir
mhhing to feel tLe ti hel -position or a
serious enaD'emen we do nrt" ktwwv- It
is believed,' however, that the filial aud
ly far the j most decisive contest cf the
present momentau campaign, will take
I lace in the immediate neighborhood of
William rort. .: .
" Another Chance lo enlist. ; -
".Capt. Majors, and Lieut. Polock of the
1st Nebraska are at home. The Captain
has been sick, and caxe home for the
benefit of his health." They will both
return to the regiment m a few days. .
When Penick's regiment (oth M. S,
M.) were ' ordered to be mustered out,
the officers of the 1st Nebraska knowinfr
ihat nearly one half of Penick's- men
were Nebraskians, sent Lieutenant Fo
Icck to try to get some of them to enlist
in the glorious old 1st. He tells us that
the men say that they will nearly all re
en'ist, but they want to go home and see
their families for a fe-.v weeks.
The men cf Penick's regiment have
good reason to ha to the rebels, and will
le apt to make seme of them bite the
dust, before this war is closed.
Lieutenant Polock will be at the cele
bration on the fourth, anda!I those Tt-ho
wish to join the glorious old 1st Nebraska
one of the very be?t regiments in the
service, the regiment that has carried the
f.ag of Nebraska in triumph, over the
mountains, and praries, of Missouri, the
cotton fields, and swamps of Tennessee
and Arkansas, and has been always men
tioned with honor by every general un
der whom it has served, will have an ap
pcrtunity to do so.
We advise all those who wiih to enter
the service, to call on Lieutenant Polock
immediately, as he will return to his re
giment cn next Friday. , -
Tassed ofT very., pleasantly. ...It; was
celebarted in this County at three or
more places, viz : Teru, Brownville and
Heggler's Grove, south of Nemaha City.
We have heard nothing regarding the
exercises at the latter place. A person,
Mr. McLelao, who was present at Peru,
says the celebration as Icrgely attended,
and was the most pleasant one he ever
witnessed. At Brownville the ' crowd
was -the largest ever assembled in this
County. It was variously cstimatad at
frem'ose to three thousand. In Atchi
son County Mo., they had a Picnic at
Excelsior, and a Free Dinner at the Nar
rows, where there was a very large as
semblage of people. They were address
ed by Hon. O. P. Mason. W'e have
been furnished with a : copy of the pro
ceedings of their celebaation, but we
have no room for it this week. Consid
ering the number of places where the
day was celebrated in this County and
Atchison, it was suprising that so large
an assemblage of people should have met
in Brownville. , It was cot expected, and
consequently there were not seats enough
prepared . to accommodate them all.-
About nine or ten o'clock people began
to come in by hundreds. A procession
was formed with Capt. Major as Mar
shall, at the Levee and marched up
Main Street. . They were joined by the
Ladies and Sunday School Scholars op
posite the Brownville House. As the
procession was marching . a salute' of
thirteen guns were fired.
The ground selected - was the open
square on Main Street, Fouth of the"
School House. The order of Exercises
were as follows : First, the meeting was
called to order by the President, Dr.
McPherson. Prayer by 'Rev. H. H.
Dobbins; Heading Declaration of Inde-:
pendence, by Rev. A. G. White ; Mar-!
tial Music ; Salute with Cannon; Vocal
Music; Oration ; Music ; .Salut,e; Mu
sic; Dinner, and Toasts.
The Oration delivered by Rev. Mr.
REisosiR.-waa very fine, and appropri
ate. We have seen no person who was
not pleased- with it.
There were three .'tables, each over
two hundred feet in length, and for over
an hour, they were crowdedjtwo or three
columns deep, whileTdevouring the din
ner. " -
There was'an abundance of provisions,
but the crowd was so mu'ch'rlargpr than
was expected, that the tables prepared
were noChalf large enough. On the
whole the dinnur arrangement passed off
to the sa-Jifaciion ofalmost av quiteall
Altogether the day passed cfT as quiet
ly as on any previousyears! since Xe
braska was settled.
After dinner a. nuiaber cf Toasts were
read. We will pubbiish ihem next week.
A great variety cf Ftsh, incladirg
Codfish, White;h, Mackerel, and Sal
mon JTrout, Las jusi levu received by
McL'auddia Sc'Swan. ;
tc-ry rciaatn." Ui'J
2 jD. A d v r t i s t h: Oar National Birth
Day, wai calibrated at the r.arro-ys, in
a teautif-l grovi ,i.j-the let J -!iif th-?
Nickanacott'mia iiver v.l.cre a fre fcr
ran 3 wat kept up thewhede day fur the
" Early in 'he cay the wo:;ds wctq alive
with the hum of human voices women
and men, decfuliy and hnppily ,j cpent
without a llivAii dico:J-i note; o:. acts
to mar the harm:my :of th? day'J, Al
though tne day was exceeding v;arm,
the heavy shade of th J maple and cjttofi-wood.e-v
eluded the" hot-penetrating days
of "Old Sol" from any disccmfortjire. -
Now the least calci hit ion over a! thou
sand people graced the occasion. '
"The selected oratn-' for the c!uy not
arriving at the appointed hour, Lis; place
was supplied by the Rev. Mr. Allm, cf
Rockport, who gave -an animated dis
course which was greeted by three cheers
at the close: . . ! '.. ,
At this juncture Hon. O. P. Mason
made his appearance,' and spoke a few
minutes, when the committee annoimced
dinner, to be in' waitirg. ' ir
The ' crowd was adjourned "until 2
o'clock. p. m. moving dfin procession, by
marshal music to thj festival board a
table of 140 feet each side, 'with a
centre one heavily ioden with meats
roasted of nearly ev?ry variety. ,i Pies,
cakes, raspberries, raisens. candief, and
all the luxuries aud varieties of th sea
son. " ', '" :
The dinner was a free thing with a
plenty for all, and seme to spare. It
was a credit to the fa'r ladies who got it
up in such becoming stylo, and evcellent
taste. . . ,; . ; -;
. Jts Lcpcd, none nnyknnw thctn,tinitclovc-, tbem.
ICune name tbcia, but to jraisa. -
' After five and a helf full tables were
served, they assembled and took their
seats assigned them before the speaker's
stand, when order being restored, Mr.
Mason concluded his discourse,' when
three rousing cheers were given for the
orator, and three for the "Old Flag," and
the Union. At the request of the as
semblage, Mr. Mason submitted his ad
dress for publication,, and the President
was assigned that duty. A hetter spent
Fourth could not have been had in any
portion of Northwest Missouri.
; C. B. CARR. Presibent of the day. t
The InOLm Expedition..!
The necessary arrangements havfng
been completed, the .march from Camp
Cock commenced on Monday last." On
Wednesday Gen. Sully and Col. Wilson
left here to joint the command .'. The
for consists of about 2-500 men attended
by three steamers tnd a train of 200
wagons, with supplies; for a four months
campaign. The latest reports from the
Indians is that they are in force near
Devil's Lake, are fully apprassed of. the
advance of our troops, and inted giving
them a fight. ! . ;
We are persuaded that abler commanders
or better troops, for this work could not
have been found. G in. Sully is an ac
tive, thorough and able millitary man.
and has the advantage of long experience
in dealing with Indians.
Col. Furras, of the 2d Nebraska wiil be
found, in the hour of trial, equal to any
emergency. He is aa educated gentle
man, proud of his' command enjoys their
esteem, and will never desert the post of
danger. The staff and line officers have
been well selected and are all able, effi
cient and reliable men. ;
Soldiers at Home. Capt. Majors
and Lieut. Pollock, of the Nebraska
First; Capt. Matthews and Sergt. B.
B. Thompson, of the Kansas Second ;
Capt. Thompson, Capt. Minnick?;and
Lieut.-Fairbrother, of the Mo. Fifth
Cavalry, are now, or have been during
the past week, at their homes iri "this
county. Tho object, we believe, of
Capt. Majors, Lieut. Polock, Capt.
Matthews and B. B. Thompson, in
returning at this time, is to get re
cruits for their various regiments.
Having learned that Pennick's Regi
ment were mustered out, they thought
perhaps some : of the men would ems
brace the opportunity of enlisting
SuproRT Home ,MANcrACTU3iE.
There is a strong prejudide against, an
cles of American manufacture, and justly,
too, in many caes, but not so with De
Land & co:'s Chemical Saleratus. This
is the best article in existence for cook
ing, purposes, yet many families are use
ing English soda, when this saleratus is
much better, and by useing it you are
patronizint nome proIuction For sale
; Pocket" Book Lost. Lost a ' few
days ago on Main - Street, between
Hill's store and Third street, a imall
Pearl or Ivory Pocket Book, contain
four or five dollars. 'The finder, who
ever it may be, will accommodate the
ypung.lady owning h, by leaving' it at
this office; . .:!
' Ladies' Repository. The Aujrust
number of this magazine is on;, our
table. It is publishe d by the Metho
dist Book Concern, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Arthur's Home Magizixe, for Au
gust is on cur table. It is beauti
fully illustrated,' and filled with choice
reading matter. i.
Several Communication and rr,uch
othar matter, put in type, has been
crowded out this week for want of
We published rro paper last -sreck.
T , t ;--- - -i"f T .".-. VS.,'- i i t-m-
Judge Whcclcr, who reti.-rr.r-d from
tie Pawnee Agency hist wee:c. t jrnua
jils us the following description of th;; ,
late Indian fight:
j Onthel22d iust. a party of hostile
!s;oux can.e , suddenly into 'the. Pawnee
Agency about one o'clock in vdlm,c:n,
and killed and skalped two squaws witu-
hundred yards and in full viewjof
F.-'"'Luhbaugh"ihe. agent's house
hile he. and, Capt. Edwards were at
dinner.- Capt. E. immediately mounted
his horse and joined a bind which he
.supposed to be Pawnee Indians, and or
dered them to gave chase to the band that
committed the bold outrage They be
ing Sioux commenced shootiug at him
with ihsir arrows' a g'.aneing shot strik
ing and wounding him above the eye; an
other biting his revolver. He tm.ndrev?
his revolver and fired two shots at the
iSiouxs. At this time, cne cf. them struck
him from behind with a. war club, k
ing him out of his saddle cn to the neck
of his horse. Before he got righted, his
horse had carried him safely out of range.
In the mean time our energetic and effi
cient agent, .with the promptness for
which he is noted had sent a courier to
tne camp of Co. D. which was about two
mile3 distant, and also gathered up about
one hundred, of his rtd children, the
Pawnees. During, this time Capt, Ed
tvards had arrived at the camp and find
ing that Lieut. Grey had his men all
mounted, ordered him to give chase with
;ii portion of the men. They were fol
lowed by Lushbaugh and his Pawnees,
fvhile the Capt. returned lo the agency
with a part cf his company to bring up
;i howitzer. On went the CO Sioux over
hill and ravine closely followed by Lieut,
Grey and Lushbaugh, for fifteen or twen
ty miles, till the Sioux come up to the
main body of their band, about four hun
dred strong, drawn up in line of battle,
four men deep. The brave aud daunt
less Dison, and twelve men and about
twelve Indians which composed the ad
vance were attacked by the Siouxs. Di
son and hi3 men fought bravely against
-.he savage and exultant foe, until his
horse was killed and himself mortally
wounded, raising himself upon one elbow
he fired three shots. At the same time
Osbourne was. mortally wounded. The
Indians charging, tried hard to scalp the
brave boys, but Lieut. Grey comining up
witli his men drove the whole band back,
but until the Iudians had driven.a hatch
et through the temple of Dison, and had
captured Osbornes horse. Lushbaugh, in
the mean time, had came up with his one
hundred Pawnee warriors, and was al
most blind with rage when they rcf; '.3
to go into the fight, alledging that they
would all be killed. He rode furi.u.Iy
among them, threatening and expcstulat-
ing. But it was no go. The odds rgam;t
them seemed too great,' and they refused
to go in, .
f. Capt. Eawards, coming up and failing
to brin; the howitzer alonr with him on
account of ravines, that could not be cross
d, ordered a retreat after our men had
reloaded their revolvers. I am satisfied
that nothing but the skill and bravery of
the officers and men has saved the
Agency from being cleaned out.
The Siouxs were well armed and
taounted; some of them having sharps
rifles, while our men had nothing but re
volvers and sabres. Colts revolvers and
sabres won't do in an open plain against
Sharp's rifles, at. least when fighting odds
of ten to one, Let those in authority
see to it, that our. men are as well armed
at least as the savase foe with which
they haver to contend.
! Great praise is due to Gen. McKean
for sending re-inforcements and arms
and ordering Col. Sapp to take command
iiii person at the agency. The quiet en
ergy of the General Commanding bespeak
the gentleman and the soldier, and as
long as Gen. McKeau is in command,
the people of this departmeut will feel
that their interests will not suffer in ni3
hands. On the arrival of Col. Sapp at
the Agency he took vigorious precaution
ary measures to prevent a suprise till re
inforcements should arrive. If another
attack is made. Col. Sapp. and the
officers and men under his commaud will
give a good account ot themselves the
men are under good decipline and have
fall confidence iu the courage and ability
of the Gen commanding and their officers
Bravery and decipline are bound to win.
I met fifty men of Co. B. under Lieut.
Davis, at Columbus twenty miles distant
on their way up; also the guns for Co. D.
a: the Agency. On their arrival Col.
Sapp, intended to make a reconnoisance
in force. The Pawnees having reported
the Sioux five hundred strong about
twentyfive miles from the Agency where
they have a fortified camp.
i m m m m
.Cairo, 7 Details of the fight at Hel
ena on the 4th received. The rebels
were under the command of price, Holmes
and Marmaduke. The roughness of the
ground prevented their bringing up ar
tillerj, and they attempted to carry our
rtdoubts by an assault of infantry. :
Their centre column succeeded in taking
three lines of rifle pits and ooe of our
batteries. Their flank attack was not
quite so successful, leaving their centre
exposed to an enfilading fire, which
svrepl the rebels down in great numbers.
They were soon surrounded and captur
ecj and our battery was retaken. One
whole brigade,, or what wa3 left of it,
fell into-our hands. Gen. Prentiss, who
commanded the Union forces, was aware
of; the contemplated attack, and was pre
pared, l The battle commenced at 4 in
the morninrr and lasted nntil 10 o'clock.
The rebel los? in killed, wounded and
captured, will reach 1.500. Their inten
tion was to capture the place for the pur
pose cf interrupting Grant.s communica
t r f t -
'the Amy i. V .
Raid i-.'-fy Pen its I Assu:4iiii!
Cincinnati, June 27. G?n. Rose
crnn's army, with the exception ot
Van "Cleves'-'-'divtsion, " left - camp ".t
Murfreesboro' on...Vrcdnesday night,
and moved in a southwardly direction.
KETf-YoEK, June 27. ; A Tribune's
dispatch gays there is no longer any
doubt thit a great battle will be fought
in Maryland or perhaps in Pennsyl
vania. It -is, 'sufficient to siy that
movements by our' army have been
made with promptitude and raridity,
and a feeling of. confidence prevails.
The, Washington, lie-publican says
it is certain Lee'3 who! j force is north
of the Potomac, Ewell is in Pennsyl
vania; Longstreet between Boonsboro
and the Pennsylvania line and Hill
near Antietam accompanied by Lee.
Hooker is just where he ought to bo.
Shelby,' Tenn., is occupied by the
Federal forces Bragg having evacu
ated. The Tribune's Orleans letter
of the ISth, says Gen. Banks issued
an order yesterday .for a thousand
volunteers to make a final charge on
the enemy's works. The fourth and
sixth Wisconsin volunteered and were
repulsed, afterward? all or nearly all
were taken prisoners.
Harms ctRO, June 27.-Carlisle was
occupied at ten o'clock this mcrning
by, the rebels. At noon they were
tnree mile.s this side of Carlisle ad
vancing.". Our cavalry which has been
watching their movements gradually
Cairo, Jue 27. A member of Gen.
Ashboth's staff reports Prico.vith a
force of about 0000 in the vicinity of
Island S?. '..It is said he i3 preparing
rafts on ;which to cross the river.
Ins object being to cooperate with the
rebel force in the vicinity of Memphis.
Another report says h? is to occupy
the Island and interrupt navigation.
'Portland, Me. June 27. The
schooner Archer carne in last night
and anchored below, intending to burn
.two gunboats building in Portland and
cut out the. Revenue cutter Cashing.
At two o'elock this morning they
boarded the Cashing and quietly pit a
small portion of her crew then aboard
in irons, and ' made their way out of
the harbor. The steamers Forrest
City and Chesapeake were sent in
pursuit and soon captured the Archer
and sent her vp t: the city. Both
then followed t!;3 C:.ih:n?, overt:tki:.-r
her and prerarcd to board her. The
roe ir:g;it2nc-i ana
Tho Ca:hi:-g3 crevr
'v r v - ill r r , I sin
I 23 in number, were capture 1
1 brought into port. ' ' - -----
Baltimore, June 28. Information
was received at 0 o'clock this p in.,
from Gen. Rock that the rebels were
then at Hanover Junction tearing up
the railroad track. The following
information relative to rebel move
ments may be considered reliable.
The last of Longstreet's corps passed
through Hagerstown yesterday morn
ing, going towards Pennsylvania,
preceeded by A. P. Hill's corps. Gen
Lee also passed through Hagerstown.
Refugees who reached the army of the
Potomac from Richmond represents a
great panic there many citizens
leaving and goirrg to Stanton.
Ft. Monroe, June 28. Col. Spear
11th Pennsylvania cavalry, sent out
two days ago completely destroyed
the bridge over South Anna and cap
tured Gen. W. F. Lee, Col. Honable,
4 captains, 5 Lieutenants and 15
privates, and brought them in. He
also brought in 35 wagons with six
mules each, and from 75 to 100 horses.
Col. Spear's Iosb was 3 killed and 8
wounded. , -
Indianapolis, Jane 27. Informa
tion from Murfreesboro states that
Rosecrans is following Bragg closely
our cavalry harrassing Bragg's rear
guard -until the' rebels secceeded in
crossing Duck river and destroying
the bridges. Rosecrans' army brought
up pontoons and was crossing at last
accounts. The federal forces at Mur
freesboro can hold that place against
50,000 rebels. - '.
New York, Juno. 28.-rThe Balti
more American of last evening says
our intelligence from the Upper Po
tomac this morning is most gratifying
but we cannot publish it. The move
ment of our forces has been quite
rapid and the announcement of its
present "position would astonish peoi
pie. A collision may be looked for at
any moment. Frederick was fully
occupied by our troops this nicrnin,
as well as all the surrounding country
The Geo. Cromwell, from New Or
leans 21st arrived. ' The Era of the
21st states that two cavalry, one in
fantry regiment and a battery of six
pieces were stationed at Indian Vil
lage, in the rear of Plaquemine. . On
the 18th, 300 rebel cavalry from there
made a dash into Plaquemine, vrhich
place was not guarded by the militarv
and burned four steamers and a barge
laden with cotton. A deserter from
Port Hudson reported a consultation
of rebel officers who unanimously re
quested uarumg to surrender. He
replied that by largo' reinforcements,
if they would, only hold the place a
isw days longer, the siege would re
suit favorable to them. The Herald's
New Orleans letter states our lo?.-? in
the repulse of the 10th, at Port Hud?
nil tho ri
1 ran is;;;
d Pert Hudn
A spec! a! to ti
risburg ;jvs ti
vZ the ei:e::-r
ier r.t M ,f
1 f..-::; II.
t complied wirh, es
in crood cnicr.
x ,.e town wa3 verv
' the poor-re h-.irinj left.
lhe re'h captured V o v . . thousand
dollars worjh of property contract?. 1
fcr the Government salt, -dour,
patch says the rebels have posscsi": n
of York, and have thrown ou: pickeu
Philadelphia, June 23. General
Dana, in coram and of the defenses cf
this city, will commence building fur
tifications to-morrow and place guards
over the railroads and bridges about
Philadelphia. ' Great excitement pre
vrii3 nil over the city. People are
beginning to realize the danger.
Martial law will undoubtedly be pro
claimed to-morrow. The Mayor
issued a proclamation calling oa the
citizens to close their stores and pre
pare for home defense. The mer
chants have resolved to close and
recruit a regiment immediately. . The
Corn Exchange Guard ha3 a recruit
ing party marching through the streets
WnsniSGTOoT, June 8. A change
ha3 taken place' in the command of
the army of the Potomac. ' General
Hooker asked to be relieved and his
request was granted. Major General
Meade has a strum ed command.
The rebels captured a train of 140
wagons near' Ilockviile, Md., and at
last accounts were reported moving
towards the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road to interrupt communication be
tween the Capital and tho north.
Another force is reported moving
on Havre do Grace with a view of
breaking the connection there.
. Various accounts are in circulation
a5? to the rea3dn3 for the change iu the
command of the armv.
IlAitRiSBUita, June 27. The rebel
columns under Gen. Early -which ar-
rived at Gettysburg yesterday reached
the Northern Central railroad ut'10
: " At a point between York and Han
over Junction, the wires were cut by
the rebels. No further news of their
movements h known at the present
A dispatch from York state? the
rebeli are in force at Abbottstown
village, 14 miles from there.
The rebel column which pas3ed
through Carlisle this mcrning is now
at Kingston, 13 miles from here!
JlLc rehe.o h:..vo no cpr-c-itiors vot
. AVV-W. Mil. A .IV
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U .. -- ' J t. . . I-. . ... . : A . . .
nndcr Gen. i:
:r.rt e vac::: ted this chiee
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; it 13 sur r 03
be the i car oi a movement on
the part of Gen. Milroy. The rebels
rebels retreated in the direction of
Chambersburg, and will to'-day rein
force their fcrces at that point, which
are menacing Harrisburg.
rn03I TtlE PESIXStXA.
Rattle Expected Ijctvreen Rose
crans and Dragjr.
Invasion or Ohio Tlircatciicd.
Chicago, June 28. A special from
headquarters Army of the Cumberland
eighteen miles south of Murfreesboro,
says a general forward movement of
Rosecrans army began on Wednesday
last. Movements are slow in conse
quenee of the heavy rains. All op
posing forces are pushed back with
severe punishment. Col. Wiider's
mounted Infantry had a; severe skir
mish at Hoover's Gap, the 24th, driv
ing a superior force of infantry, and
inflicting a los3 of several hundred
killed and wounded, while hi3 own
loss was forty or fifty. The same day
Willeck's brigade, which i3 in advance
McCook'a corps, drove two regiments
of infantry and a battery from a strong
position at Liberty Gap, thirteen miles
south of Murfresbcro, suffering a loss
of fifty. The next afternoon a fight
occurred at some place between the
rebel Claybovers division and Wil
lick's, Wiider's udcI Coster's brigade.
After an hour's action the enemy
were completely driven back bearing
their dead, a part of their wounded
and. a number of prisoners in our
hand3. Our I033 wa3 forty killed and
one hundred woundedincIuding four
teen officers. Gen. Mitchell's cavalry
routed a body of rebeh on the Shel
byville Pike, the 23d. Our advance
occupied Manchester on Saturday and
captured a number of prisoners. In
dications are the rebels will not give
battle thi3 side of Duck river. Our
troops are in high spirits. "
Cincinnati, June 30. Seventy-two
men of the Second Virginia Cavalry,
were surprised by. two hundred and
fifty rebels, tvsenty miles above Camp
Pratt, on the Kanawha and Western
Virginia, on Sunday, twenty-nine men
and forty-five horse3 were captured.
The rebels evacuated Wrhrhtville at G
o'clock this morning towards York.
They respected private property, and
did not interfere with the canal.
Headruarte?,,-Armt cy the Cum
berland, Manchester, June 20.
Gen. Reynolds took possession of this
place yesterday morning. At six in
the evening, Granger occupied Shel
by villa. The. rebels, after a resis
tance, evacuated their several posi
tions and retreated on the -lines of
which Tullahoma ia the concentrating
j ml: v.
i south k
Grcve. T;. L- I not ti:
thesr artillery in the ur-f:-.!-'- t
m the c'tn.
.. ... f' '
o I --f Thcr.-'Vi'.Ifr-
ok ana scattcre-i i .t the
division mov,- 1 f,-o::i Fa!:
Grove and e
aa's" corps, i
t .t e 1 the I
brigaao ensued, in which tho
pulsed by the 17th Indian.!, wkh iVy
loss. Our lo?3 xvaj 15 killed a: d ij
funded.' The fight hstc-1 four ho.rs
1Z Vff-fa rj.
ine rcDei3 nad some i iK.t,,.!
which our course lay. On TLursii"
the enemy threw up earth-vorbar.d
planted batteries to rake Hocver's
Gap, in whibh Gen. Thomia' cor-3
Late in the evening they evened
from five point3 a heav3 crc3.j -hre'eu
our position, but tvere s:ou silenced,
by our batteries. On Friday Gen.
Rousseau made a fS:tnk movement to
the right, for the purpose of getting
upon the Fairfield road and catting
the rebels off from their line of re,
treat. A regular brigi !o h td the
advance of the flanking force? and
made a rapid and brilliant charge
upon PJates' rebel brig ; le ca tho
rebels' left wing, drivir; it in eit
confusion half a mile aud causing the
rebel right to hastily evacuate Beach
Grove and the work3 and retreating
in great haste towards Fairfield.
Reynolds, meantime, moved forward
and the next day occupied Manches
ter taking o0 prisoners, a
were three oi
us.fi!. vu L..t? c?u;re.
Clayborne's division vrz3 encountered
at Liberty Gap, when a severe en
gagement of an hour ensued. As soon
a.s Manchester was taken and the rebel
right turned, the rebels hastily evacu
ated War-Trace and Ehelbyviile. Had
not the constant rains for the pa3t
four day3 and the diiUcuItics from bad
road3 retarded cur entire left, ws
should h3ve succfeded in forcing
Bragg frcra his line of retreat to Tul
lahoma. A3 it now stands, he ii
retiring sif-Iy cn T..:!!-.!.:r. IIir.::j
by viKe r. " h
r '7'' : 1 t
ci 1 .:;;.
tacc "iiiS arm r ti ii.
to nigh, will I o within r- ;
Fort Monroe, June 20.
cf the oa.
1 r ft
itary forces with four gunboata that
left here several divs ao for the
Para un Hey have landed at Whitckouse
Gen. Dix and stall arrived there tha
28tt. Spear's Penn. Cavalry returned
from a reconnoissance the night cf the
27th with several prisoners captured
at Hanover Court House, where our
cavalry charged and carried the rebel
earthworks. The rebeta fought he
roically at Kelly's Ford. Our cavalry
captured a rebel train of 100 wagons,
which were destroyed, together with
1000 caddies. The train will be a
great loss to the rebels. The r ibela
were sc taken by surprise by cur ar
rival at Vhitehouse, that they didn't
have time todestroy the bridges acrcs3
. Cincinnati, June 30. The com
mittee of the city council and citizen3
had an interview with Gen. Burnsida
last night in regard to the defences of
the city. The committee adjourned
without action ttf meet thi3 morning.
There i3 a general suspension cf
of business. At Columbus yesterday
a meeting held at the State Ilcuse
wa5 addressed by Gov. Todd, who
said he had information that the rebels
design to enter Ohio within the next
month; A committee was appointed,
to adopt a plan of action, and raie
volunteers for home defense. A dis
patch to the Commereial from central
Kentucky says matters oa the Currr
berland were a threatening aspect.
The enemy are represented in force
into Kentucky from Walker's an-i
Cumberland Gaps. The advance cf
this force entered Columbia yesterday.
The character cf the movement 13 not
yet fully developed, but thesa ja
authority are confident cf their a.-ji.tjr
to repel' any attack likely to 'ben
New York, 27.-Adffliral Foo.e di.i
my occupied Fairfa? - 1Pln,nv
riJla force somewhere between lJJi
593 strorg, the place bavin- been , p.
viously euacuated by the Lnun i. --
who were recently there. The tn.w
cf Lee's army ucre crossing ue jToio
mar all last night. Thir indicates t.nt
he has croised, or U now crossing. iJ
two other corps Hill's and Lcngstreet a
There are to-day other indications tSa
he designs cperating; with almost the
whoh cf bis arnoy orih cf the P'
Frederick. Md., P. M. 6. Frotn
a messenger just returned from 1'
cinity of" South Mountains battle fie.tl
13 miles distant from here, from per
sons who left Eoonesbcro this p. m., we
learn the relfl all loft that place. An-
Liixe Dattie enao'l last r-i-'ht, thr-b.'b
still holding Beech Grove m 1
xtidge iislis crossing diagonally th
roads to Fairfield, Manchester, Erw:
Vailev, and Garridon'a Forkthmti'v
at Albany, numbering lo.lw, truer
Pegram and Humphrey Marshall asf
are DreDarinir to make an alranc?
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