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Tiir. ..Y.i.Mu:rn.Mii yr"(i.N t i.
TheM V. Jtdtpemdmt, for some weeks jutt
h is bteo running on a wrong aek. It ie
indeed, avowedly, and we doubt not sincerely
und anxiously, desirou- tu have the national
tause tiiumphant. We believe it ahbors to
fie utmost the calls? of the rebels and (be
inherent wrung o the system uq which the re-b-llion
tsba-ed.aod thinks the originators and
main supporters ol the rebellion should meet
with condign punishment and nothing lent
Ircm the righttal aothonties ot the nation.
and extciatioa tram all true patriots. iev
ertbelefrs it has been following a line of re
mark the tendency of which, so far as it ia
syrajiotljized witti and adopted, is to weaken
the government and to strengthen tbe side cf
the rebels, both at home end abroad. It
evidently has taken up a thtory. that inas
much as the Cl.iel Magistrate of tbe nation,
his cabinet officer; and the officers of tbe
army have not done within a yeur and h half
of tflort to crush out the rebellion all that
ws hoped for have not nude as much pro
gress towards rooting slaver; from tbe lace
of the earth as ought to have been made ;
and more particularly, tine just such a line
of policy in detail has not been pursued and
just such a disposition of officers made as tbe
editor of the X. Y. Jndependtnt believe! would
iave been the beet, therefore thesurest way
to change all that tor the better h to fall
foul of the Administration, and un-panngly
to blame it right left without distinction or
moderation to aeeusi it of all lack of control
over any thin of purpose or plan in short
of being Isupelessll iue&Ment from all which
iu-becility nati.tnal degr dathin and ruin are
to be tbe inevitable result.
Take the Indi pendent s leading article of
last week, "Tree Contrast." Ttvuugli there
is something oti which u writer pre-detci-luined
tu uitLe out a case on one side cousd
as a basis lor each otieot itr iiruriueitiuua.
as a Hbole. they are fallacious to a tar great
er extent tbau txiey are true. To the usidi--t'tiuiinating
etfctaica of the Republic id Eu
r.iiie, (and the N. i Independent liu many
readers tnere who ill readily swallow the
m uncus juntas tbey are, and never ask il
theie is uot souieumi.; tu be satd uti the utti.
er Mde,) the article will fururstl abundant
bu.iiuni lor saying tbe United State G i
eraaiesn is already a taing of tbe past -or
let) euwa aill b.-. We have the autboritt
ol tbe X. V. Independent, their laugua&e
id tie, lor cottsideriu,; iu President a loul
or little better, it generals a pack of
b.oCtrlHssdf iu short, tbe entire i eouk- (-
ce-ptiii,: lis.. utrytte, ie J tamfiumg aou i)
uji mueii but a ueodiess Bub a ih jIi m
to bt. sure, a good 1'irtldent ai d Comuian
tit i Uj-tJliKj cuuia ntake boasetiiiuf; nae au
oratirzed body ol, but wliieb under the pre-
cot eircuatstatio must c fine to tbe sitae end
lacb mobs usually cutue to, auJ that soon,
b cause its ackboaiedgod bead is an incura
ble imbecile. Xut uui v so, tbey may su,
but we do uoi see as there is anything worth
ciiooeWk; betaeen tbe North and the Ssouth as
to I'rinai lt, for tbe N. Y. ImdtfatdaU says
that "lb Iree Suites of the North, thiongh
tbe weakness oi their government, have fail
ed utterly to produces moral impression ai
on tbe world in favor of liberty."
Tbe whole tenor of the Indtpcndtnl'i ar
ticle, whatever good intention the writer
had, is eucfa as to produce a auearagingKBti
mainly a falst effect on tbe minds of the
people abroad. Its attacks on the President,
though not malignantly ferocious as are
those we meet with in rebel prints, are far
more injurious, because they are addressed
to leaders in tbe loyal States; rather, we
will say, they ireui be far more injurious, il
tbe people were to believe them just. Hap
pily, as we trust, a large msjurity of tbe
readers of the lndiptndcnt u ill look upon the
article more as en bdSty extraccganza of the
writer, than at a fair and discriminating ci
jrctsion of bis opinion.
Glmul Reno. General Jesse L. Eeno,
killed at the battle near Hagerstown, was a
native of Virginia; graduated at West Point
July 1, 1840. He was brevctted as captain
for eminent services in the Meiican war.
lie was at one time Profestor at West Point,
and afterwsids Chief Officer of Ordnince in
tbe Utah Expedition. IIo wa appointed to
the Army as Bri.udicr General, Xuv 12,
1361, from Pennsylvania was in command
ui.der Burntide at tlievjx.ttles of Koanoke I
1 md and Xevvbern where te proved himself n
brave and able General. At the time ot I is
diith he was commanding th9 troops detac ed
from North Carolina and others from Port
B .yal. lie makes the filth Ftdcral General
killed wi'.bin a momb.
Ornctas or tue New JIiutia Eecdients.
We see it intimated that Guv. lloibrook
bscomo to a conclusion that it does not
come within bis province to appoint tue
Field (JEcers of the nine-months militia reg
iments the Constitution and Laws of tho
State making a different provision in this
case from that of the Volunteer Kegiments.
If this decision he corr&jt. the appointments
already made go fr nothing, and others will
have to be made by the captains and tubal- 1
DISGRACE OF THE VT. 7TII.
With tbe first news of the action at .Bitoo
Rouge, Aug, 5, there came to the North jn
tbe ucofScial letter ot some surgeon a remark
that the Vt. Ttb acted discreditably in that
engagement. Seeing no formal statement to
that effect. Lieutenant Harris of Co. A. also
having written that tbe boys of the regiment
stood fire well, we were willing to believe
that the unfavorable report was altogether
wrong. But It does not turn out so. We
have it tfSeially reported by Gen. Batler
himself, in his general order No. 62, as fol
UeiBsciarMS Drriaijitsi or rnr Ctrtr. ?
Xsw Or! tiu, Aug. IS, 1862. 5
Gtmiral Oritr .V. 61.
The Ccmaimrkg Gtncril au csrslollj rrTiied
the ft&eUl reports of tae aetioo of Aug ftUi. at
Baton Bougc, to eollset tfa svtd-r.ee of the gal
liot deeds sud mvrltoifctui serried o tboaft en
gaged in that brilliant vielorv.
'J he roitas of tbe Untested sad gallant uacersl
William has mtrsadj rasssd into hutorr.
Out ltolrta, of ths "th Vt. Vt.lsDteers, fell
mortallr stosoded, vhilc ralljioa; bid men lie
srai Kcrthv of a better dkcifli-i regiment sw!
a bettsr fate.
titorious ss it il to die for oa'a eonotry, jet
hi! rrgicoetit gar faim tbe inexpressible pain of
eeslog it break la confortoa wl-eu not prewM-d bj
tbe eaettlj, sad rcfass lo uiaret. tu tbe std tf the
outoUBtbernl and aimo oferstelmtd Xudiaoiaos
Trie 7th Vermont tteaisseot, t-y h taktl mistake,
had air sdy fired tatu tbe aafte r-gieai-nt thty bad
relo-ed to t-aport, ktliiag aad w...iilnj; severaL
i be tVm uaatia dcaveral therelors caeepts lbs
7ti. t. trm tsor Ureter 5i.-. s7. abd aillaut
permit tbttr c to be it.nb-l itb a losese
. bici coul j brills to u. vticvtt atid aau no proud
It is tut her ordered, that tbe colors e that
reditu at be not bae by tses aat 1 saoa tusss as
lt.ts rbsll bsTv essiaeel UM rWtril to tassa, ab'l Ibr
arll st , por'ubtty am 1 be gtvca UiU reguaeHt
tu abuw srbetLejr Ibev sis wortltv dcatadaDt ot
tbues who ii'sabt b. side Allen, sad vita Starki
Hut tins is not all. The order proceeds to
sp oily the oud eoodicr ol tire eereral reditu-
Mr I row Maim, l" t.i .eticut, Man-,
1 nana, Michigan. hcu aerv t-nsiae!, aitd
t it-u rttcuUrises a isre t ussber wl ft.srr
aii.i privute in thu retnienie who slitaned
m irked intrepidity and stood at ttice n that
.H'casion. Nut a taune froia tho Vermont
7tb is in the list ; but among tb jse Bonura
bly namci we find :
"Joba Daflm. iOt Maaweaairtts IlaUerj,
arbo Woaabt tdf Ir 4 aba asatp at the 7th Ver aioat
Kegiatcbt their eviorsattnt. nme of their retreat '
It appears (ben, that the tuning of tht
colon of t.'ie Vermont 7ib, is accredited to a
soldier ut unotber res-iuient !
Tbe corrwtumdent of tbe N. Y. Herald
speaks of .; general review of tbe various
brigades in tbe neighborhood if New Oi leans
by General Butler, attended by GoV
ernor Sliepley, Geo. P.ielps and other
military men of rank,daring the but week of
August, in which be praised or rebuked the
several regiments as their state of discipline
To the Seveata Vermont regiment, who broke
and Mattered at the ieeeat engagement, tbe Oca.
eral admiais'ered a teathirg rebake, bat laid tbe
blame principally oa the tafioers, for not bsvisg
diactplujed tirir soea. lis drew elcqacost euaa
psriaoos botaeen the "Oreoa Meaataia Boys'' oo
foaght bj tho side of Kthan Alien and tatk, and
those who warercd and fell bock bef jro ths eueuj
at Baton Rcuge; bat be Cotuideratelr aatarcd
them that he did oot daabt their eoerags, and be
lieved that in the next fight they weaM most
gallanlly rednem their good name.
e hoi for t!.e honor of the State and
tbe good name of all who belong to the reg
iment, tbe b-'lief of tb-.- General will be fully
TUB 7TII VT. ItBGlUUNT I.V TIIF.
11 ri l,K I" R At O.N ItOUGK ITS
.U.l.tUtlJ IH5CKA.CrUU tf-il.V-VltIK
Laent. Ool. Fullam, late ot the 7th Ver
mont Reinreut of Volunteers, in a letter to
ti.e KutUtid HeroU, daid Ld ll.iW.Sept. 13,
says that be was Lieait. Col. ol tue Kei
metft at the tiute ol tlie l-attletd B.i.m
Kuuge, Aug 5, tliat, aitb the hlvmuu .d
twu short absdaees in all wlten sent by C1.
R 'Vrta to other puns ot tbe hrld on sp- cial
svmce, t e was in I is piac, and ..f'.r the
tall of the Odonvl vys c-tntut. ly in c 'tu
tu slid uf ti.c Ktlmttt d - ring tbe d y and
uo'i: his rrsutiuttttn on the 26 'i. II snys
the ctiurjtc at uiist.vt,dt.i t on the prt ol lb -rvluiitt
is bit s.ijjii ! i) lacu i!ut4
tuil iiive-tigtti .it ,.t it.-nutter iiaitnnt.-
m.lid d ol the tt .,t ll p lueit, W . it I
doubUs Uot ariii rtsun lu a le"lt C Ulfi etc-
retutiag tlie imputations d Gen. Ituili-r.
A letter to th Kut an.! litrjld ir iu C t.
luttun, goes more fully intu u ueuiai ol the
alh'gattona against the c tnduct of the regi
stent. Il a fu ler inrestigation snail hnow
that tlie imi-utattuns a. at. .a. the Fotci-tn
'or lis conduct vn trie ixcoMon referred t i
were undrserttd, it wi.i lie a result nvs.T
gtah tut to the Iixlu go ol ti.L people of Vet
We intend to give Oapt. Dutton's letter a
place in our pipt.
Ttta VtWioNT Kurta canratss ar Haa
Psa'sFtKar. rue totrlligenceof tbe capture
(oihi rcteoee on psrule) of the whole of Col.
Miles' eotaniand at Usurper 'a Ferry, has a
special iutvr-st' I r Venat. Tbe Ninth
Vermont, Col. Stannird, formed a portion
of the force kuder Gen. White, nt Waacbes
tr and Martiruburg, joined Uot. Males com
mand at Harper's Frr last week, and un
doubtedly were made prisoners with tlie rest
of. hts force on Monday. We learn through
tbe medium of a lettT from Uui. Stoanard
to his friends in St. Albans, that ho was
obliged to leave nt Winchester Dearly one
hundred sick men, including four commis
si', nil officer, amon whom were Lients.
Sherman and Jewett of Franklin County.
A privi'e letter received here say that the
tick mm were left in ch-jge of Surgeon B.
W. Carpenter, and that they are undoubtedly
Col. Stannar l as in. ng tbo very brat of
onr Vermont Colone'sand wv r"grct that the
lortnnes of War sl.oull t'.ruw bi n nnl Lie
regiment oat of active fcrvico for auy krgih
The Daarr in 'Uaesaenusrtts h delerred
hy order of the Governor to tho first day ed
October. Reasons given : because it is lonnd
inipossibla tu 8i tbe tiact quota to be ratd
in each town hy the ltli ol dept. the d tj
previoui-ly assigned nd Ikciuv ,uui. ,1
are now coming forwsrd s lot as eupr-n o
can he luroisl.cd f,r th. io f , ro is n .
probability, the order says,
lI any lurt! er
Tbe ' Euiist Gciun.' t Lmtrgun
rtceivid rd.r on f . 10 u l,0 u t le A Ij.ttam
General to aSsembU hb c 10113 t.n.i...os
officers. 1 lie Guaid- i.h'.j n. 1-1 t1 .
Atmory" jn CoUr.L tii ii.uisd.iy, ol.d
lite election was held L , L i.er,u i r -eiding.
inc officers c!.. n-u a e as iol,o..s .
li Lnvt. Jt u.v 1. Sl.ns, tt.
2d LlaviD UcUhviTT.
lif Serjt. A. 11 II -nty.
21 Jam.eS-u'i ..
31 Thus Ul.lt- "
4Ui F. V. ii.trt.ii.
5Ui " Ttmnthv Fixtuv.
Toe DEiTT. Pito men were drafted in
Ric ta.md'.n the In..,, , CIl ,,!e
tl. 1 7 S i,. I. ... e -.
, """.'..I'.O ri.! .3, U. l.a-
licson, Uuu.j.1 , j, IhomrAio
la llULti g- ,r, t ,. 1 , II lj " f
ana Henry Mor o, w e a' '
Get. Pora's P.ewrt. Thero 'are some
queer circumstances atut Gen. Pope's re
port. A large po iori-in fatt nearly all of
it appear. 1 void t r word in form of a
letter to t!.. X. 1" Jlra'J.s from a Wash-int-.n
cirrerponJent, licfore 1: appeared in
any sfSeial shape whatever. The Cincinnati
Gaz'tle of Thursday give the official report
and soys .
Gen. Pert, now in tl.e city, has furnished
thf futljMin rtport fur ublication. The
government retumd to pjo.isu it in an ofBci
al foim, and G.neral Pute makts it public,
we suppose in scll-detiuce.
On the other hand the Cincinnati Com
ma ami of the same day states at Gen. Pope's
r. quest, that Lis rep -rt was published with,
out bis cutho'ity tr knowledge, and con
trary M bis WI''-(
",;u- iy njtic-able psragrnphs which
apar.d in the letter-atiter r. ports, are lelt
out cf the real 1 ffi.-i 1 report bearing Gen.
Pope's signature. Tbe only explanation to
be made is that Gen. Pope's first draft oi
bis report, in Some way got into tlie hands
of tbe tetter writers before be nad copied and
given it bis signatare.
Tlie N- 1". Timet pnblihi'd what professed
to be Gen. Pope's report, bt without a sig
nature, tbe same day tie lUrali bad its
U'ushingon letter the only diff -rvnee b-'ing
the subsuttttton of the first pers-jn fir the
inri and people queried at onco vrtietber
Uh. P pe corrrstimnled or" the lVrai or
neil..-r tbt- B raid's c irrrspnndent wrote
the General's irport i r the 1 lastj.
The pruehunatson ol Geo. Lee uf the rebel
sruty to the people ol Maryland on hts in
ruMon ol that State, as tbe first ol its kind,
1! lo' ru. oilier rea-on, deserves a place in tbe
i.ietoty ol this )tre.tt rebellion :
iifca&QL-AarKsa A out or Nosnuax -i
Viriuuv, iiaor i-rederiekuia,
Monday, .ept S, 1861.
To lit Ptuplt cf Ma'tltmd :
It i right that yon sboald
know the purpose that lias bruogat the army an
0. r say coauaabd witkis Use lieu 1 la of roar Stale,
ss tar as tool purpose oaaertne yoarsotsea.
Ibo people. f lbs Confederate states hare loag
watched wtth tbt- deipest s jmpathy tha wrongs
-nd outrages taat hire been taflioted anon the
cat seas ot s eunBsoawralth allied to tbe States of
tbe r-Leta by toa t:ioogst sot tsl, political sod
Ouauwretai tics, and tsdaad to the eonditioa of a
tmier the pretense of sapp-rtiog thu Constitu
tion, kut in tiiyhitioa t Us most valuable
prurisiDS, y or eitfe-na i-avs beea ar-re.-ted
and iir.nrl -fined apsa no charge and contra
ry to all forms' ot law.
A iatthfal and uuualy prtHcat sgaiost this out
rage, tanas by a veueiable and illaiiriwus idary.
Uuoox, w win tn iu le'ur -ias 1 o citu -a sppeaUd
tVr right ia vaia, va ire. u-1 wub eers and coa
tempt. 1 ic government cf yar c.i--f c.ty ass beta
aeurpcej hy armed aaragori; y ar LegisUtare has
bicu dass.Ived by the ULlaartal arrest uf its mem
bers; freedom of ths pre-8 ard of fpeeea has been
suppressed; ajrdsture beea dcelared onet-ees by
at arbitrary deeras of the Federal Exeestire, and
eitiasaa ordered to be tried by military octuanii
sson for what tnay may data to speak
isaiterias; that ths people ui iiaryiaod possess a
spirit too ivftjr to tu'aaii to saca a Government
the people of tho South barn ioog wishei to aid
yua in throwing off this foreign yoke, tooaablo yfta
again to enj 7 the iosJiensbte rights of frcemon,
su4 rostor tho iBdtpcadaaci and soreteigntj of
la t-bsdteacj totass wish ear army has eoaio
araoog you, aud is propsred to oslist yju with the
powir 01 its aruis ia regaining tho rights of which
you have been so unjsatly despoiled. This, riti.
tecs tl Msrttand, is oar aiesiiin, so far as yoa
are eonoeri.od. So rcatraiat aien your free will
u iaundod is iousstsatioa wltl be allowed wiUV
ia the hums o: tau srrsy at least. Marylanders
shoit oucs nutfo cojoy their aacieat fresdoia of
thought snd rpveoh. Wo know no enemies smsi)?
yoj, an 1 sill protect all of you in sver r opinion.
it is .or y.-u to d-eide yoar destiay fieely and
witbout eooatrsifst. lhejnay viil rssmact yoar
Cuomo waotsrer it stay as, sad trbths tho ssoutasra
peoats wt.l rej oos to wsda see a to vor natural
p.s.u a ejnoa toem, they wilt out wesoouis yon
wiieu uu o-Muu uf jour own lr.e will.
it. K. Lt4E, ucn. OommsndiBg.
The rebel General unpltc. in his first sen-ti-tire
that bo baa a purpose! m his invasion
t.:ch dj not coim.-. m th"tr, and winch he
U. ta not briug I j their notice. Us only
speaks ul bn purtxAts so lar as it tsotsutuns
Iketi That purp s . to ut it in plain Eng
lis i, is to g:ic tlie pe -pi- oi Maryland at fair
a c -au.ee iu bee mie retf.-.s u-i tin S .utU Caro
lini inA utol the VtrgirtMn b id. At presdnl,
us ii' t.-fts i", th- t'nii-'.SM e (I.ivi.rnmcnt
.-. - r-.uia imp eusat l ob-iaclts in tbe
tt . 11. i I.-v-th-y wuid haVi-coaie out
ti. - 1 itbe s--i- tl-at tl- idotteru mr
t a- . 11. t... Mi . L isijttiie w uid i.av-.-b
. 11 ao e t p- l oj. a seceslou ortlinat'Ce Just
a-, tlir letl Old 111 Vligmia. if li--y h.id
1. t tn-en in t-r end wit hy t ,e United States
auti.oti.y. Ti.is tote-feu no with r. blliou,
he t.'iinks is a horrible and uneorrstttuiiiinul
afliir; and in.tmi: 'i as t..- p--.ipk-of thsCm
fti. rate Stat.o bare notb.ug tj do just njtr,
f.om jiure oud will lie bus matched aa ar
my d them tvrr to Maryland, just to give
11- Xi.i.yl.ind.-t- a dance to fay whether
tlitj uiil.i will 1.0-. like to ra t their Jot
iu wuh that p-acet e, hapry, torp7ous,
law-abiding and lilf-rty-i tvio pph to
whicj he mid hie irmy h.1 n. 11 tdcy waut
to cwue ho mil el. aii 1 con t help them ;
tt lUey d.in't, they liuvo only tu say so, and
he will b ., C-U.it is, on ess the ttkerport
oi lit parpiiae that wduoh Joss not Concern
them sliail make it expedient for bun and
l.is army t reuui.i.
The faUoW.Dg luthcr coufirms the report of
the-fafety pf trie two missing t-jmt-anies of
the Cavalry ictmsst :
WasUliOTox, i. a, t
&tnty.t3cpt.I 1K. S
Mam. fowsrt ofst fret Prats .-
Coarpaniet A and I, of '.he VerURM
Canlry, arrived ia the eity tar. xgn' frtm Ae
qnia Crseh. W hoi hoard tiiat tlcy wars cat
at oa too rctnat frost tha &af pahauoock, bat
it acsssit that, withaBortica sf BaraaiaVt srmy,
ttrss iwiistasl hy way-M Aesraio Vrattt. wieaost
my Joss, arlli(rssh they -srers the :esr gaarl ff
tbe stay. Thoiaoo ars all la god health and
spirits, LotaUlstiduij th.l.- tj lo.n'.lis of k
Corporal I. W. J a!- ..ij. tidtcy Holrott of
Comp.ny A, u astburn, Hetneo-
w.it, snt tfcrt-e t;!.-rs cf Conpiny I were taken
rl; - era cn 7: -:. ii, I .st. wi. . a pi.ks- dnty,
ti.eir tctr.a. ..v:i.,-L i u -I Lj a f.rco of
rebst oaioaj.. ; 1 ' . J ja .-a.-usd 1 oai
the hwpiitl, ..d wis on duty i,r th rst tite.
J. Adams of C... A w.t also r,n picket daty, bat
o.rwllr.c jt.iir. Ins tratrp thrt ugh the
Th-tjcnpnicsiif this m-.rair to
t.j . i-nr r t t i,r .:v r.
A. iar.I -I', r " t, met tithe
B -t. 1: Jourr.at. t . t' 1 ace tint of the -'Old
,., S r
I v .ua aiijuiliai OI
, himu. f oi -. v u rung to tlie cot, :i try or f.e
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and wounded '.r
UXT AND BANDAGES.
Tbe following are the rules of the Western
Sanitary Comutission .
Bandages, if mado ol new cloth, should be
shrunken hy scalding and drying ; half wt rn
cloth is quite as good, if it is sot too tender.
Tbey should be turn, never cut, in strips Irotn
thPT) fourths of an inch to three incuts wide,
and from three to ten yards long ; the nar
row strips, being for the hand and finger,
may he uf briefer lengths, say from tbrw to
five yards. All must be entirely free from
lecmt, Aims, selvedges or raveltmgs on the
edg.sj. In joining the strips together, over
lap the raw edges and run them two or three
times scrofs. without knots, as stockings are
darned, making a joint flit, sjft and firm.
Tbe strips thus tacked together for each sep
arate roll should be exactly ol a width ; they
should be rolled on a Sat tutfjee, a board or
a book, and as firmly and as truly as possible ;
tbe roll of bandages when finished should
resemble the ruund wooden blocks on which
ribbons are rolled. Practice will enable skill
ful fingers to make them almost as true and
solid as if turned. The end of the bandage
should be turned in and fastened with fmill,
sharp pine, which surgeons always use, the
points carelully turned 'n. Then with a n
or pencil write the length of tbe bandage
upon the roll, and it is ready to be sent on
its beneficent e-rand.
Lint should Le of linen, not cotton, and
should he rateltd, not scraped. It is lest to
pack it lightly in Ipr boies. and is prepar
ed by cutting stripe of eolt linen the length
ot the bex, and of convenient width, from
one to two inches , then the short threads
are all drawn out and heaped promiscuously
in a pile, and the ..rg ones combed Iree from
knots and trimmed exactly to lit tbe box, in
which they lie like sk.-ins of wliitestlk. The
drawn tt.r.-uis are put up in boxes also, thus
making two kiuds ol lint, each excellent fjr
These are tbe precis'! rules followel at St.
Louis, and, with slight variations, they are
aulatantiaily the same every where. Sjme
hospitals may use wider bandages, ur lint
differently prepared, but articles put up ac
c .rdiug to the above directions, are certain
to be acceptable in them all. Scraped lint
is also necnury in large quantities ; bat u
great deal that has been forward d to tbe
hospitals, has proved worthless because tum
bled together in hunches and wads, requit
ing us mui.h work to get into condition as it
wuuld to scrape it from cloth. It needs to
be kept smooth and even in small boxes. Ily
a dextrous use of hand cards, it can be pre
pared in even baits, very convenient for use.
Machines for making it bare been c- ntrired.
The niuchiue ot Mr. Jacob Green, of this
place, ena'-hs him to make Irom 40 to SO
pouuds a day, t f iicclk-nt quality. The
roll of linen bung previously prepared for
Uic i.i 'Le ::i.e!i.n--
PoLiTitJL. The P-cmoeratic State Con
vention if New York, hild at Albany, 00
tl- llitb, n iminatcd Ei-G-'rnr llorouo
Seymour, cs their Candida e lor G jvernor at
the eom-ng fall election. Mr. S-ytnour made
a length; ep.cch, denouncing Congress, and
denying that the men now in power can save
The Bepubhcan State Convention of Mas
sicbusetts, Ii- Id at Worcester, oa the 11th,
anarsimous!y njtuinatcd tl e present uctlr.g
State officers, as the candiiatc of tbe Repub
lican parly, at the election in Xovember
next. Hon. John Nesmith, the present Lieut.
Governor, declining to he a candidate lor re
election. Hon. Joel Hsy Jen, of WiUtmms
burgb, was nominated as candidate in his
.From Maine, the returns, which come in
lowly, show that the Republican majority
on the Governor vote, will be Irom six to
eight tbonsand. The Democrats have car
ried the counties ol York and Washington.
Return fr"m all but on? twn in the first
Congressional Dbtr.ct, show that Sweat,
D. ii! crat, has been elected by 172 votes.
The Republicans have carried California in
the recent Stat election, by a Urge majority
Person ax Adjutant Edgar Pitkin of the
First Vt. 1'avalry, arrived in town Monday
m utiin, baring left tho regiment at Wash
ington. It apars that the Adjutants and
Quait rmastrrs .it tbe regiments are requir
ed to b- d- tailed lor those brar.dcs of tt
servic-! truki the I icut. uante ol the line, at.
hy an act . I the last Congices, all not su -taiU-d.
are considered s "ptruum.i ui its, ti .i
hate rc'n mustered tut of tbe service, fins
law throws out both Adjutant Pitkir, aid
Q uui tctmaster Dewty, who may becii . c;.-.J
iiomt- shortly It strikes us that the r. m
can ill .iffirdto lose two such induatriuusai d
efficien; c-mcers, bat we suppose the ru 1- e . f
the- service and the law A Concress 1:1 x-
onble, and rel no discretion to tb" iii'lrary
au-.h.-rities in the nutter. We Lndersmnd
that Lieut. Cutbman of Co. , takes Quar-
tertuastcr Dewey's place, and Lieut, lligl y
uf Co. K, Adjutant Pitkin's.
'1 i.i Caialry regiment has been in cn. slant
and active service on tcjuting and pick-1 du
ty, nnd tbe borset are very much worn l-y
hurd usage. The regimcat, in the ab-uinv
of tho eolortcl, who has resigned, and hotj uf
tin Majors who are at home, is in eommand
of Capt. Conger. We trust it will ou
have a good Colonel.
A Post Office has been established at Al
burgh Springs station. The P. 0. aldrc-;
is JUtst AilMrxh.
In wexk befcre last CaUdontai w ;re rcc ird )
twelve deaths by dipth ria, and f ur in one
family in the space ' r s nteen u'ays.
L 1st year, at the- b.tt:- ..f Bull Run, it
wa? 1 r:. j t'..t unc iiictr. a sokhcr from
V c! -Ii i:,was killed, and the fun.ral
was held with tl.e solemnities usual cn such
oicotions. After Eum-1 m nths be appeared
title: ..ii:;jjyed lauiily, in tolerable jh.i1
I. e.-lti., I. iving been a iri;oner, and i- now
11 1.. .a tlie army.
Tr.e uiihtary department ol Newbury Sem
ifc .ry t ti'ab- r forty Muicnts, and moro are
b -in added The sc' ool is larger than last
On ntht of Wedo-sdiy the 3rd, the dwel
! tv I ' ' ! I-r tcl II .le, n( Murristown, was
b. n il, a .1 n arly tv ry:hmg in the bouse
W11 n-', ..i- f..mi!y t rtly escaping with
.In ritt-.'.t.n; 'i 1 1-ttle bedding, a
c k ..t drawers, etc.
Jciitcu. or rns Peace, Oublotte. A.
L li . eii. J s p 1 U.rt..' , Jr., E Stone, E.
II. UI..1 r, L is L " '-on. Ezra II rs
fj.J, C. D. 1'r.uii .
An o-n:jient We i.n i-rstand that Msj.
Pro r. 1 : 1 .: ; 1 V.r jiont. n to be Oil
1 nel ..! 1' c T'lirteentli Il-giment.
P.Lv. siMii n tr Gov. AsDCtwor Ma-j.
J Aa A A'C.i.it.i'. tntir" Stab-t.cket
, ' f -'! 1 : tiiior.. d ly ac-
clau t.i', 'j tin.- Iv , ..en State Cjr.vn
lion t W.. c t r, . t In. .
r.ekr cktTS Oi i-Fair fir .ur.J, a:
l; t..-.. : T li.-'.j- l.-'.a.r'1 t! an oe
tu j 1. ' - t l. el t . ae-' 'eon
f - j 1 x I tii-
: -r- e .ryr u ni' . 1 lo
(ocr hits a 'v
HcitoRors Lmu rROH Coi Mcuioan.
Father Dunne, an estimable Catholic priest
at ChUtgo, having volunteered and been ap
pointed colonel of a regiment, his friend.
Col. Mulligan, tho hero ol Lexington, wrote
to him from Virginia the following spirited
and humorous letter :
Jy Dear FsAer Dun'.ti
Ey tho Clloago pipers of to-day,
f notice year promotion to ths colonelcy of tho
"Donne Lejion." I bll yoa welcome tt ths new
vocation. 1 hail your conversion from tho bravU
ry to the tayoset; from the cmoa law to the law
of caancDj; frora "taking hcaren by violence- to
iiiiins t..esi bv (torn. It li meet and just. Voar
history is too fall of this "rale of earji" tin
martyrdom of parishes; this lean 100k of Lent;
how iptendldly trill a ehapttr read with the cap
tion "Arms wrsmjue eano." I need not tell yoa,
Father Dance, how intimitely, ia all ecjleiluti
eil history, St. Peter and isitpetro are blended,
eheddicg laitre upon many a mitre. Tho real or
thodoxy of the time is not "Oahan's lermons" bat
liar Ico'a tic'.ics. Men are tared now a-days by
tho doctiinci of St. Jtmei, "by ate," and are
brought to that (tats ot grace by tho "apostolio
blows ted knocks of Hadibrai. To bo s priest ac
cording to tho orJer of olelchlredock is a grett
thio?, bat to be a oolocel accordiag to act of Con
gress it, ipeakiaj mildly" bally.-
Iiut, joking ttide, I bare only amontent, before
going to dress parade. I seriously hops yoar good
tnd p&triotio efforts to rouse onr coaotrymen to
their daty Dty be crowned with Immediate soc
cers. Destroy this Oovernment, and what itfety
remains for oar hornet; whtt honors la our history?
Ia the ptst is tbo memory of greatness; ia the
future, snsrchy, self -contempt an! foreign scorn,
ltatbcr dirt all new, preserve the Government,
rinJiuts its ttrength, sad ths Kepabllo pasted
tbroogh this critis will tttnd with la:h st ared
dignity and Grmae.-t through all coming centuries,
that no loi without, er Judas withlo, ehtll ever
litre raise tn srmed btni tgtiotther. Andhisto
ry shall place some of thit grtnd btlaaco to tho
to-uant of yon and yoar legion.
How little, dear ftther, did we dream ia oar
student diyt, as we tat under yoar professorship
ia the dear old hills ofst. Mary, that these thing)
would corns npon. Then wo read revolutions, now
we r them. I think cf those times often amid
ths outiei of campa tad the labort snd dangers of
tte march, with a relish that lightens the toil.
Uood by. h'uecett to tho "Dunns Legion." Tho
Irish Brigade cf Mulligan, from tho fields of Vir-gin-a.
bias it Ood speea. I tecogniis among tho
mcers many of my friends; ciro teem my best
regards Remember me kindly to Dr. John. I
hear tnat St. .Mart's, " long may tbe wire' under
his this otre. Is floarishlog. Have yoa hetrd from
oar good bishop ? Yonr pupil tnd friend,
JlKES A. 1ICtUSl!l
We notice the death at Carlisle, Pa., of
Mrs. Churchill, the wife of Gen. Sylverter
Churchill, U.S.A. Mrs. Churchill was well
known and bigblv esteemed in this vicinity.
Wiiimoro-i, D. C, Sept. 7, le62
Hon. K. P. YV altos fletr Sir. rietto insert
the following nolios in yonr paper :
"ilexes aad other tsaekazes deeiztved for the As.
tonitiuo at WashlDgtoa, D. C, for the relief of
uie sick and woat-dcel t crmoat sotaiers, eaoaia do
texartty sod ttriDgly psohed and forvsrded by
rsilratl or exprest to tho "Hops Isetpsteh" Uffies,
3c. H2, Broadwse, X. V . , directed to btepben
I'rentits, No. ISC, 9th ttrest or H'.F. ilsll,
corner of 12th aad M streets. Washington, l. C.
In sit esses the freight should bo prrptid t" New
Vcrtaont papert please copy.
Rev Henry U. Grout, late I'rituipal of
the Aetdemy in Munaou, Alosaachosetts, was
iusulltd over the Congregational Church in
West Kutland, 00 the 27th nit.
rune at Stats Pais. We obse.re
in tl.e list of premiutwe given in the Rutland
Hern J, as awarded at the late State Fair,
th'.- ! Mowing to citisens of this Town
L G. B. Cannon, of Burlington, fur
l- !t ally, 1st tuemtum.
L G. B. Cannon, ot Burlington, on
best filly, 3 years old and under 6,
Ge.dtngtnd Mttts, toJ.A Shedd,
of Burlington, 1st prem.,
Matched Hirsts, to L. G B Cannon,
oi Burlington, 1st prem..
Mind and .Noirs Blood CaUtf, to J.
A. S . Id ot Bur.in,tcn, 2 yr. old
bull, 1-t 1 reuiium.
Bull Ca us. to J A Shedd of Bur
ling:. .n, 21 premium,
Cowr and t'a'rts. to J. A. Shedd,
B .rlmt'Ti. n heit-realf, 2d prem.
XsT'ij o-'id middled xc&iiitd SSxef, to J.
A b ..dd, best buck, 2y. old and
L' -: Luck, under 2 vr.- old,
2ii -t, 1 co ol 3 buck 1 nabs,
li t j n ot 5 ewes, 2 y ars old or
21 t j-.n uf 3 ewe lamhs.
1 1 ui uiher towns in Chittenden County,
" j .l,c there must bate been but few en-
':. - We notice th: half of 1st premium
.r Jed t j R. II. Davu of E -sex, on bis bay
1 n, B.ack II an k Mjrrill, $7.50
A - 1 1 C. B Cooke of Charlotte, 1st
I rctuiutu on i jr. old Heron bull, 10.00
C If. Co ke ot Charlotte, 31 pre
unuui on cows, 5 00
L B Cooke, of Char 1 Ate, 31 prem.
1 p u .f 5 ewes. 6 00
e clip the I Iloing from the Springfild
l'r. Lambert, who his jatt rstarood 1 tout tho
bstu-.atld tt Hull Has, ssi 1 tait tho sertpiag of
lint t jr ths army it labor tkrown swty. Tbe sur
geons would prefer th doth before its rtrelUd or
scraped. The list he saw wit missed in huge wads
and used for peesiag, do. To book ap this opin
ion and tts.teH.eot, we bare aa article before nt,
published in tbo Boston MidietUti Aeryscsiosr
"J. which tellt the benevolent Hot-pictteg wo.
men el the country, that taey sua be better era
.lf yeJ. itiet oskam is better than list, tnd that
ttierc is nol a poaod sf lint used In the Mtstscha
its General Hotpiul ia in a year. The Medical
.1 -uission of Msiiatnestttt bare istued s sute
meut orer their owa ttgr stares, in which they tsy
th it " they ars Mtitlssl that thtrs tr other mesas
(besidei Uot) that ia moat sites woald bo mors
useful, sad in all e-pitUy ao." The sasioent names
if eieorgs Ilsywatd, John Ware, S.D. Towateni,
.'. Ma n Warren, S. Cabot, Jr., snd K. M. llo-lges
arc appenJel to tali statement.
Passios. Tbe man who gets into a pas
sion is said to forget himself ; but tbe tact
is, h- forgets other people. The man or wo
man who buys any other than Ilerriek Allen's
G jld Medal, not unly forget other people and
thtmselves, but mne the risk ol scattering
broadcast dyspepsia, and many other evils
naturally attending the human system. As
you value health and eating, never buy any
other. Have tho Gold J'edaj or none. .Most
everybody sells it. Depot 112 Liberty street.
Tho public can send their old silver to the
mint and have it coined into halves and quar
ters and other small change, at short notice.
The mint does not receive packages less than
$100 dollars in value. Any ol the Express
Companies receive and forward such pack
ages, and the coin is returned in a very short
time, say in a week or so.
The Rebel Conscription act to raise 300.000
men, lias passed the Confederate Congress
That will ubout drain all the Rebel States of
tbtir able-bodied men, except the negroes ;
and they will ba all j wed to stay at home to
raise Corn and bacon to feed their masters.
SlCE ASD Wcr.vnt-n IV evn mr- It
1SGTUS The tnL-ll rnK aF .Ia!. -J
wounded soldiers in the various hospitals,
inanaareiuna nasuington, is 11,500. Tho
hosnitals in Alexandria
about 3.CO0 making a grand total of
From the RalUajiIerall.J
C.vrT. DUTTO.N'.S LKTTUIt.
Caxp Williams, I
Casrollto.v, Li., Aug, 30, 1SC2. J
Mr. Editor .
Picnse find inclosed a copy of "General
Order Mo 62,: published in the Daily Delta
ol this date, by order of Maj. Gen. Butler.
By this order, verified by a speech hy Gen.
Batler at a review this afternoon, Vermont
will learn that her 7tlt Regiment of Green
Mountain Coys have lieen deprived of il.eir
.l-rsfor cowardice at the little J B,t n
Ti -agf. Ll., All.;. 5.1i, 1S02, and tu ' w
. rd!i' te . m nam..' S'ate nd tle.r.a. s
I t e I moo. di-gr-tced lor the as rtrd re- -1
1. at ill thi heat ol battle we deserted tin
ia and stripes , and like cjtvards tl.d
r m the fi dd of conflict tnd elsaih Thr h
the charge, the edict has gone f rth, and
ourbraVe, hut Heaven knows, fated regi
ment, to-morrow marches forth stripped ol
the old flig we worshipped, aye, and lor
which hundreds would die, presented us
hy Gen. Washburn, as we stood kneo deep
in the eaowa or our mountain State, only to
regain tl.cm, by tha enactment of a drama
therein grim death triumphs in every tce-ne.
Tho allegation is unfounded and unjust ;
the disgrace unmerited and disheartening.
I asert, and upon tbe assertion stake my
all, that the "th Vermont Regiment con
ducted themselve, as a regimtut, creditably,
as can and will be r..ven in a court or inqui
ry. Tho regiment 13 disgraced for nu rea-on
ia the world tut the malice and envy ol
those not engaged in the fight. These state--timents
I make, and in making them speak
the verdict ol all the ofSeers and men in tbe
regiment. By reference to tbe order, you
will see that Col. Rjberts is said to have
fallen whilo rallying his men. That be Tell
while giving ordeis to bis regiment n true,
haviog dismounted, his horse becoming un
manageable, and standing near Co. B ; but
M-Aes. h fell the re -intent was standing firm
as a rock under a moat deadly fire, without
one broken file, at the same time loading
and firing very rapidly.
Again it is alleged that the regiment "re
fused ta march to the aid of the outnumber
ed and almost overwhelmed Iodiintans."
Ths 7th Vermont regiment never relused to
march, and one thing is Hue, that every
movement executed brought us under tire
from either artillery or musketry. The reg
iment was never ordered to support the 21st
Indiana It is said wo fired iuto the same
regiment "killing and wounding several."
The- regiment stood unmoved under fire.with
out returning the same until ordered by Gen.
Williams to load and firo rapidly as p ssible.
That order I heard mysel I Irom tho lips of
Gen. Williams not twenty minutes before he
fell, mortally wounded.
Again, in the order it is said that John
Donagbue, 4th Mass. battery, "brought oil
from the camp of the 7th Vermout regiment
their colors at the time of retreat." This
charge is wholly unfounded. When we form
ed a line of battle and moved intu poeitioo,
we took only the national flig with us, the
State flag being left in Col. Roberts' tent.
The last named flig after the action, was by
sergeant Ross of Co. B, unstrapped from the
tent pole of Col. Roberts tent, and present
ed to Lt. Col. Fullam, who sent the same to
the hospital. Tbo colors brought by John
Donagbua from camp, consisted ot a small
flig formerly used as a marking flag io bat
talion drill, and which bad been used ty
Major lloibrook while in command at Port
Pike, as a hoarding flag for vessels passing
the Fort, and nfterwards used as b.otttog pa
per in the adjutant's office, and thrown aside
as worn out. That, sir, is iu poesetssion of
M.ij r lloibrook. S) much lor our colors
wu ch we are represented as deserting It
is a faleebo.-d no m in will presume to utter
to an olficer of our regiment Tt e national
flag was borne by the cnl.r bearer of the
regiment, sergeant S W. Parkhuret. who
brought the same on t line on tehicii to
torn, our regiment on that memorable morn;
and by him was carrid throughout the en
tire action, and which under a murderous
tire he held slolt and kept whtre the rvi
uient c iul.1 see ul.d rully if need fv ar und
it. Tnat dig was evr whjre it eh iuM b-
and n ibly did he s'and hy and bear tbe
same from tbe field, without its once leaving
his hands. Thus to impeach the bravery ol
a man who stood the t.t of Buil Kun credi
tably to himself and his t-oiupeny, as let
li-ute-nant. and to publish ti t e cuntry
that other bands than his bjre our 11 tg from
tbe Geld oi battle, is a statement so unjust,
that I pray G A it may never stain the an
nals ot our history. I watched in the em ke
of battle our Hag. and watclud him bring
the same to where we balbd.
Tbu,eir, I trust I have pn ven to Vermont
that our colors were borne by none other
than our own regimental ob'.Varer. Our
ol irs left us not for one m jmnt, anl yet
we are deprived of them. I believe Majr
Gen. Butler thus acts npon his best judg
ment upon repirts furnished bim, and 'J
menbs the disgrace of our most surely unfor
In conclusion I have to say that the order
seems to us like the death kneil of the 7th
Vermont Regiment. It is our own Green
Mountain State that we mourn for, for be
lieve me, we can and will die, but t ioee
colors shall be restored to tbe regiment. We
feel mortified and chagrined that our Slate
must be disgraced by us. Heaven knows we
struggled to do o ir duty, while we knew our
brothers were falling lite leave of autnmn
upon tbe Potomac in defense of tbe old flig
that we would a thousand times rather die
tor than be uiegraeed.
Our regiment entered tbe contest wi'h tut
some 200 men all told, the remainder being
sick in quarters and hospitals, and when the
battle was raging fiercest those etek men
were ordered to toe river by an aid of (im.
William, for safety. Thus comes tbe im
pression that our regiment broke and ran.
We wish tbe people of Vermont to know
tbe laets of tne case, and we will to tbe
struggle , but men fighting in the cause we
are, men who bave eufierod what i-e have m
the fruitless eeige oi Vicksburg , cScers and
men who for ten Cays after our arrival at
Baton Rouge, buried our deal at the rate of
one, two and three per day from a company,
and in one day buried nine men side by sde,
three from caeh of companies B, G and II,
(when at brigade reviews earns companies
were utterly incapacitated from being re
presented, as they bad -not men enough to
care for the sick and dyinir, and give a dead
c imrade a christian burial) I say w hen in
that condition they were called upon 1 1
fight that bloody battle ol Baton Rouge, and
conducted themselves like men, better than
other regiments who were broken up and
forming upon our light and lelt, suffering as
did unly the 21st Indiana and 6th Michigan;
to be at this bour compelled to gire up our
flig for tbe as-ertid reason that tw proved
ours Ires cowards and deserted it whieh God
knows we never did, and onr State unjustly
disgraced then man murmurs, and belie Vcs
there is "policy in war."
Our regiment in tbe malarious sa-amjw ul
Vie-ks'jnrg litre sown seeds cf disease that
bate and I I ear will p ore fatal to many
forced to do fatigue duty until it was im
possible to fill the details from tbe regiment,
where a slave owner would not vr urk his
slave, as tbe atmosphere arising I ram the dis
turbed earth was sure to breed disease : ami
brought to Bitonjloure and tick and well
forced to sleep upon the ground h n all
the other regiment: were quartered in build
ings, tt is now, after having as a regiment
behaved well in battle, disgraced. Curse tis.
if that will save our State and friends. II
our country can be saved I am willing to die
with my regiment, but lor God's sake, Ver
monters, don't believe us what we are re
presented as being, a disgrace to our State.
C'jpt Co. G, 7th Vt. Infantry.
SEWS OF THE WAR.
BATTLE IM PROGRESS MEAR
SKIRMISH AT MUMFORDSVILLE, KY.
THE VICTORY MEAR MIDDLETOWM
Tills KHBELS TAKE IIAKl'EIt'S
McCLELLAX ROUTS THE ESEMY
MORE A B0DT THE VICTORY MEAR
vur advance entered Frederick en Friday
evening at five o'clock, and had a hot skir
mish in the stress with Stuart's cavalry.
Several were killed and wounded mi both
sides, and Col. Moore, of the Loyal Virgin
ia Cavalry was captured hy the rebels and
carried 08, Lut was afterwards recovered
The rebels dtl not destroy any e.1 tl.e hrid -rs
over the Montcacy, Lut left nothing hut The
pieisstandin -of the splendid railroad hridge.
A train of -n- hundred ammuiiiti.in -andsj -M'teni
- ivaggons was eartur d v Is n.
Fiintlui. and -bout otic nutilr d a'd fifty
prtsmers had svn sent 011 t-. Fndi riek
Gi n. Hooker 1 .ok l-sooion ut Fred rick
rn I riday night, and Gen. McCIellan enter
ed that city with las stnlT the next mornin"
The rebel forces are wPBrtoF?l I
125.000. taws. The cit.tens of Freely nek
have tutored muca imm me . 1
including tne itvs oi ui""; --1 1 -y ,-
enemy were in a starving and ragged wndi
tiou ; many cf them being without shoes.
They confidently cipected that at L-st ou,
11 si.-i, :n r. l.pm in rreu-
UVU men uuiu iut.. ,
ick county. Jacksm was there to'ether
with Longstreetand Hill. Tbey lelt Fred
erick with the intention, or going to i enn
fylvania, but subsequent events seem to lit
dicato that they will endeavor to retreat into
Virginia, byway or Willumsport.
Bsre.ro the rebels left Frederick they -etc--ed
and destroyed all tbe Union newpap-r
effice. Tbe ladies here were forced to In le
the American fligsabjut their persons to
prevent the rebels Irom ctnying them oil.
In the artillery duel Friday, which
lasted till one o'clock, between Gen. Plcus
anton anl the rear guard of tho rebels, we
had three horses killed and ij wounded.
Tho rebels, fearful of being surrounded by
our infantry, lell back threomtles beyond the
mountains tc Middlctown, from which place
they were driven in tho afternoon. Our
troops held the town during the night.
ScsDir Mormg, Sept. 14. There is 00
probability that our troops will remain in
active. There is now no lear of an invasion
into Pennsylvania. The troops are in ei
celh nt spirits at their reception by tbe peo
ple of the State. I he sick and wounded rob
els left here have been paroled.
Yesterday afternoon, the 8th III. civalry.
Col. Farnsuorth, charged on two rebel regi
ments of cavalry and 3 guns, a short distance
above Middletown, on the road to Hagers
town. We had 3 men woundtd and twk 40
prisoners The charge is represented as bar
ing been a splendid affair. Later in the af
ternoon, 4 squadrons of Ind. cavalry, charg
ed on a regiment of cavalry supported by ar
tilleiy on the road leading from Middletown
to Harper's Ferry. It was a desperate affair,
we lost 30 men killed and wounded. Tbe
loss of the enemy in killed and wounded was
double that of ours. Our oavalry & pushed
the enemy's wagon trains that they were
f reed to burn half a mile of wagons to pre
vent them falling into our bands Oar main
column will come up with the enemy it is
thought this afternoon, when a battle, it
seems must take place. The forces engaged
by our troops Stturday were those covering
the rebel retreat.
Tho men are in fine spirits, anl are anx
ious to ba led forward to rid tho Mary landers
wbo have treated them so well, ol all in
vaders Tbe Ohio troops are retried to have re
turned to Cincinnati from Kentucky on Sat
urday, their aid being no longer required in
that State. The rebels are reported to be at
Alton, twenty miles south ol Cincinnati.
On Wednesday, a column of tbe enemy,
about four thousand strong, said to be under
command of Gen. lairing, made an attack
on the 31th snd 37th Onio, unde.'Col. Siber,
numbering 1200 men, encamped at Faye;te,
Va A desperate bet tie was fought, lasting
till dark. Our forces cat their way throogb,
reaching Gauley during tlie night, having
lost P'O killed and wounded. Meantime,
another column of the enemy appeared at
Gauley Bridge, on the Liwisburg road, cut
ting oil tbe 47th Ohio, two companies of the
9th Virginia cavalrv who were at Sumoier
vilie. Col. Lightburn'- front, flank and fir. '
lieing threatened by an overwhe lming I 1 . I
he ros compelled t evicuate G-auley, wi .. '1 j
was successfully done On tie 11th:. f. r ,
destr. ying ail the G vernme-nt prjpeitv -was
unable to bring away, be removed .i an
the Kanawha in two cutomns, one on each
side of ihe rirer reaching Camp Pratt on
the 12th . skirmishing the whole ol t'.e y
Gen. Buckner is reported to be marching
; toward Kentucky with 10.000 men. Tbe
I r- Vis t nder Gen. Duncan attacked our l. r
' c-.s at Green river, near Muntotdsn le. Ky ,
I yesterday, (14th.) Our men looght . rarely
! and the rebels were repulsed with great lose
I Col. Wild r of the 17th Iod. e- miro tnded
1 our forces.
In compliaree with orders from the Secre
tary of War, Gen. Schofield has ordered tbe
Provost Marshal Gen. lor the district ot Mis
souri, to proceed without delay to carry into
effect tbe confiscation act, so far as ibe pro
visions of said act are subject to be carried
into effect by tbe military authorities of tbe
United Sates in the district. The ropcrty
liable to ooofioition in thedist ict is estimat
ed at W,000.000.
Intelligence from Fortress Monroe, saye
that 111 prisoners were sent to Aiken's
Landing on Friday, to exchange. Tbey
were those taken at Suffslk. A sufficient
number of steam .-rs went up with a flag ol
truce to bring down the 6000 Union priso
ner: now awaiting transport.
The firing heard Monday morning, was
an attack upon Frankin'a corps, with Trhtch
no direct communication was bad up to 9
A. M-. .uonday. The telegraph operator
at the Po:nt of Rocks reported that Frank
lin wad engaged some miles in advance ol bis
(tbe operator's) position. Tbe division of
army corps that occupied Higerstown on the
morning of the 14th, was not in the engage
ment ol that day, though it ba'tily retraced
its step in order to be in at the tight Mon
day, which it could etsily do.
An officer slightly wounded in tbe battle
on tbe 14th. represents that tbe battle took
place three er four miles west of Middletown,
Frederick County, cf the foot of the first
mountain, going west. The esemy were
strongly posted there, but our men, with the
most determined courage, drove them up tbe
mountain through a strip of wood, cornfields
and open grounds. The rebels made occa
sional stands behind wall and fence?, but
were driven thence to the top of tbe moun
tain and over into the valley, when, it being
now night, our troops were called Irom fur
ther parsuit. Mot one of our men faltered.
This tcrt of tbo contest was maintained by
our troops of the centre. Two Colonels were
found among the rebel s'ain on the field
The battle was fought principally with
infantry on our part, it being impracticable
to bring tbe artillery into lull play. Geo.
Gibbon, however, nlth much toil, succeeded
in getting a battery upon tbe mountain to
the right ol tbe intantry and did execution.
Gen. Hatch is said to" have been wounded
in the leg. Ger, Reno was killed either
while seeking e, position for a battery or rc
connoitering the ground.
Parti -s from the neighborhood of Williamt
port report a part of Jackson's forces raovin
towards Martinsburg, for the purpose of cap"
turing Col. White and his command, but be
had evacuated the place two hours previously
and succeeded in reaching Hirer's Ferry in
Meilber Sumner's oorps, nor Couch's di
vision were in the action of the 14th, though
both were probably aiding yetteaday. 0
The army corps of Fiti John Porter pass
ed through Frederick at 3 A, M.. yesterday,
and were to bave arrived in the fieli of bat
tle at noon.
The rebels in the fijht say that Bsauro
gard expected to join them that day with
forty thousand men. Forty thousand tfS
cient rebel troops were left behind at Gor
donsville, fren where they say Beauregard
is bringing them up 0
Further particulars of the MunfurdsviIIe
Sy.. fight of the 11th have been received.
The rebels, under Gen. Duncan, numbered
irom five thousand to seven thousand, in
cluding cavalry, artillery and infantry. The
rebels made the attack Irom both siies ur the
river, and boldly advanced to oar brefkt
works. Ibey were repulsed with fearltil
loss. The federal forces, tnier Col. Wilder,
numbered about 2,000 to 2 500, at the com
mencement of tbe fight. They were rein
forced by Col. Dunham with with the 7lh
Indiana. The first the rebels knew of his
whereabouts, was his pouring in a vollev,
killing many and stampeding the balance.
Tho federal lifts was n -ht m. HHa.1
twenty seven wuunded. I'be rebel loss was 1
Irom five kundrr.1 t...H.i 1 e-.H-j i
-' uuuuteis Kll.cu, -
anuwounoea. ihe rebe s who bronht a
llfgol truce admit a loss of four hundred
killed. Two pieces . artillerv weie cap
tured from the enemy. The Brldg- at Bacon
t-reeK has been destrojeei
Fire refug-f, who left Ric: tn nl a In
day the 3th. were xaminel n s .r.day bv
the Provost Marshal in Was mgt m. ihty
state that th S mthrrncrs were nur.c jubi
lant in the belief that Ic would take WaiS -inton.
He wa. to hare done s.1 lture lut
Monday There were few or no troops In 1
Richmond, save those in hospital tnl con
valescents. A Homo Guard battalion
eioing duty as Provost Guard, ami in the eitj
defences. Col. Grlswold being Provost Mat
sbal. They understood there rrereonly thr
relsei regiments on James River. The r?bsU
claim large forces at Chattanroga, Tea. All
bueinos excepting that connected with th
army was dull. Army movements were l .
to" vigorously conducted. Tbe refugee-, lr.
alPMortberners and men or fine intelligent..
The Ricbmtnd tVArjr of the 13th saj.
It is ascertained from official dtu furohh-.
by Use Treat-try Department, that tbe etprr
dtttires by the Confederate Government tr. tu
its commenceoicnt to the 1st of August,
amount to 347,272,953 85
Tbe evacuation of Memphis by fie letlsr
lujts, issaid to have been officially son-tune
Ilarrer'e Ferry with iu forces and stores
surrendered to tbe enemy at nine u'elock on
Monday morning. The rebels comaeneo.t
ihe attack on Friday noon on our force: us
Maryland Heights ; skirmi-diing comma 1
throughout the dty and was renewed on
Stturdsy. The enemy came up several tin-
and were repul-ed. When it was diswvered
that they were aprroaching in overwhelming
loree.irders were given to spike theguns and
throw them down the mountain. Ihe wnol
force from the heights then returned in safe
ty the guns oa CVnp Hill shelling the en
emy when they attacked to pursue our re
treating men Sunday morning a party ed
four men again ascended the heights and
brought away their field pieces, winch they
bad left unspiked. Sunday afternoon the
rebels appeared in great force on Loudon
Heights. Miles s'.elkd them from point to
point. Some o. their guns were disk!;!,
bus they shelled and managed to keep up a
brik tire from some of their batteries, which
were run back out o' sight and loaded. The
cannonadiag was'kept up all day Sunday,
without doing muot. damage. Ibe bring
c -aseel at dusk Sunday eveniog, and was re
sumed again Monday morning at daylight
and kept up till nine o'clock, when Miles
ordered tbe white flig to be raised. There
was cjnsiderable fog and smoke, and the en
emy either did not ece the flrg or woukl not
see it, and kept up a heavy fire for thne
quarters of an hour. About ten minutes
alter the fl.g was raised a shell struck Col.
Miles, shattering his leg.
There was about 2.3U0 cavalry in the com
mand, all ol whom, but about 40, escaped
about 8 o'clock Sunday night, and cut their
wy through to Greencastie with but little
loss. The balance of tbe troops, numberine
6000 with Gen. White's cjmmaod fron
Martinsburgb, were surrounded.
Tbe oficera were allowed to go out with
their side arms and horses, and the men with
their personal effects, which indicated that
the surrender wat conditional.
Tbe following is rom .1 spewial to the
Itiltimore Amencan from Frederick . The
combined lores of Lsring and Jacksot.
stormed the work-t at Harper's Feriy Moo
dsy miming anl captured the position
Miles ia said to have made a desperate r
sisunce. All ouv lorees were paroled, bub.
berin" six thousind, some of bom have ar
rived at Frederick. Wht a the paroled men
left, tbe enemy was preparing to blow up th
three span-) ol tl.e iron bridge.
The following from Frederick ts to tis
Baltimore American of tbe 16lb
Tbe intelliganee Irom t' front is of the ra t
.-heering character, notwithstanding the ha 1
news from Harper's Ferry Gen. MeCMl.n
eras pursuing iih a vigor most deetructiv
ti the enemy, (sen Mct'lellan panned th'
enemy on Monday tanning with n reserve"
and a large body of fn ah troops. Tbe enemy
took tbe ro id to Harper's Ferry andSioj
urdstown, and be was pursuing them an 1
shelling their retreat with great loss.
In several contest, ilemday. where they
mode a stand, oar troops charged on them
wuli success, and with such vigor that they
lell back Irom point to point iu great haste
Tbe battles ami advantages obtained Monday
are thoug'.t to be superior i importance tt
those of Sunday. Drayton's S 10 th Carolina
Brigade is entirely gme, either kilitd.
wounded or prisoners. The 17th Michigan,
a new regiment, did up this brigade, f rst
with ballets and finally with bayonele. How
ell Cobb was wounded and takes prMouet .
and will be back to Frederick sooner than he
boasted he would. Ocn. MeCIe'fen was
poshing on very close, and had already sent
to the rear 5 ,000 prjyuers and four batteries.
Col. Stroge, of th 19th Virginia, aad Col
James of the 3d South Carolina batallion,
were killed on Sunday list. Their b dies
were lelt in our possession.
A dispatch from Boonsooro dated the 15th.
toys : ibis morning at daylight General
Pieasanton with the Sth Illinois cavalry aad
Capt. Fitchall's battery, started after the
enemy. At Boonsboro he came up with the
9th a. cavalry with a battery, acting n
rearguard. Ihe 111. cavalry charged aim
them through the town and 2 miles out on
the Uagerstown turnpike, capturing two of
their guns, and kilted, wounded, and took
prisoners about 30 of their cavalry. General
Richardson's division being in advance took
the road Irom this place toward Sbarpsburgh.
twu and a hall miles from which town be
case up with the enemy in large foroe, who
occupied a long ridge ut bills. They showed
a line of battle one mile anl a half long.
The afternoon was spent in ascertainiig the
position and force ot the enemy, not a sats
ci nt number of our troop baying come up
to bring on an engagement.
Sar timber 16. During lost night the
larger part of the army arrived on the
ground. It is now 9 o'clock and no engage
ment has taken place. The rebels ar rap
idly mjving aeroas the Potomac.
A further account ol tbe victory near Middle
town, Md.. is given from Booonsboro. The
battle 6 -Id was located in a gorge of the
mountain 00 the turnpike road, between
Middletown ami Bajnsville-. During the
forenoon, tbe firing was by artillery, endear
oring to ascertain tbe rebel strength and
position. Arut 12 o'clock, the corps tinder
Un. Reno was ordered to ascend the moun
tain on the left and make an attack on the
enemy's flank. At 4 o'clock, Gen. Reno'
troops got into action. Tho rattle of mus
ketry tor about half an hour was terrible
wlien fie enemy gave way leaving our men
in poteession oi that portion of tho ridge.
Gen. lie no was kitlo I by a Minie ball.
The Peno-ylrania reserves ascended the
mountain and made an attack upon the en
Here as in the case on tbe other ridge of
the mountain, our troops were successful,
driving the enemy before them with great
skughter. The rebels eufiered here more tber
at any point o' tbe battle field. Gen. Hatch
commanding a division under Gen. Hooker,
was wounded in the leg. General Gibbon's
brigade composed of the 2nd, 6th, and 7th
Wisconsin and 19th Ind. regiments, ner
ordered to move up the gorge of the moun
tain. The brigade did not get into action
till after daik, which lasted till 9 o'clock
Tho brigade lost 120 killed and wounded.
Among the dead is Capt. Cadwell of tlw 2d
Had our troops had 2 houis longer of day
light, tho greater portion of the rebel army
would have teen captured prisoners, as tbey
were surrounded on threo sides, tbo only
mode of escaping being a ntrrow defile in
tho mountain which the artillery would sooo
have male impassable.
Among the rebel cfieers known to have
been killed were Gen. Garland of Leesbutg.
and Col. Strong or the 19th Virginia.
Gen. McCIellan was on tho field daring
the whole day and night, commanding all
movements in person. Between 1,200 aad
1.5C0 prisoners were taken during tbe dev.
most ol them by the trsnro under Gn
Monday Gen. Franklin's corrs advanced
to a mountain pass six miles nearer Harper's
Ferry, whf re he engaged the enemy. Itoldms
that pass for about three hours, resulting 10
a cumpleto rout ut the enemy and heavy fuse
Our less in the actum was about 350 killed
1 he rebel loss during the day and night
was lully 15,000 killed, wounded and mis--in
Grn. Lee acknowledged to the citizen
of Bojnsboro that they bad bie-n defeated
with terrible loss. Our loss in killed and
wounded will, 1 robably reach o.OOf.
lost but lew ptisoners.
The desd ! Jy of ti.e re'jel G-n. Oarlar. !
Wa found e ine-a'e 1 111 one of the way-"
cip'urcd -. tl,- party ol cava!.. '
Hagirstuwit and i i:nanipgrt
(Jen. Stouciiun n auucd to the' c unman
of the division lately under the late gill"'
Kearney, and CI. n. Sedgwick has been as
signee! to the army corps of Gen. Ranks