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Judgo Brndloy's fulfilment of tho
highly responsible ami onorous duties
JTriilny, Juno U4., l&U-l.
" NATIONAL U.VIO.V TICKKT.
' ' ' For Vice President,
,vf , . OF TENNESSEE.
, Presidential Klection, NWmbcr 8th, 18G1.
UNION STATU TICKET.
JOHN GREGORY SMITH,
Or ST. ALBANS.
For Lieut. Governor,
JOHN 13. P.
, FOIl CONOUTJSS.
District FnEDEWCK E. Wood
biudoe, of Vergcnnes.
Second District Justin S. Moiuull, of
Third District' PoktusiBaxteii of Dor
by Line. , x
Btfttc Election, SrptcinbeVijtli, 1801.
of Stato Auditor gained him many
friends throughout the Slate, who will
regret to learn of Tils decease. Those
duties called for tho exercise- of firm
ness, prudence and constant watchful
ness, and his administration has been
acceptable to tho Stato atlargo.to guard
whoso rights was his constant study
Judgo Bradley has been for many
Adjutant General .Washburn sends
us an oflicial list of casualties in Ver
input regiments since May HLjt, up to
aiidjiieluding June 1, 1801. Wi give
those in Franklin and Grand Islo coun
ties'. It is a sad record:
Co. I). Patrick Doolan, Swanlon,
Co. H.Horatio M. Hogaboom, Berk
shire, Juno 8; Joseph Popple, June 3.
1 T- ". llfl.ti ... I. TT .1... 1
years a communicant in tho Episcopal , vbcw wnueomu, mgngaie,
m v . -i i j j oU
uuurcn, ai' ins ninorai was numerous
ly attended at St. Luko's Church on
Monday, Juno 20th. Judgo Bradley
loaves a widow, two daughters, one son
and sovcral grand children who will
long lament his death.
GEN. FREMONT'S LETTER.
In another column will bo found tho
letter written by Gen. John 0. Fre-
nlont, signifying his acceptance of tho
nomination made by tho Clcvolauc"
Convention. It is a paper of Bomo
merit whether considered as a politi
cal or literary production, and, there
fore, will And ready perusal. It is re
printed bv us as one of tho aitriiB of
tKe times not because we wholly ap
prove of its sentiments or tho time and
manner of expressing them, but be
cause, it will, to a greater or less degree,
modify or shape political action in the
presidential canvass which, as soon as
tho Chicago convention completes its
nominations, will bo fairly opened.
The'Clcveland Convention originated
in-tho dissatisfaction of sundry promi
nent persons with tho existing admin
istration. That dissatisfaction was en
gendered either becauso tho adminis
tration treated them in a particular
manner or failed to adopt tho policy
which they had marked out or had ad
vocated. Gen. Fremont in his recent action
accepting the nomination and resign
ing his military position, and in tho
letter which wo rcproduco to-day, is
taking his revenge. Unsatisfied with
tho honors heretofore conferred upon
him, and tho preferment bestWcuKby'
the 'administration, ho has mado a bold
stroke for tho presidential chair. Jf
ho should fail in that, ho hopes to se
cure tho dofcat of tho republican can
didate by diverting voles enough from
him to elect tho democratic candidate.
Next to satisfying his ambition, it
would seem that thoro was no morsel so
swoot for him to lap under his tongue
Such is, our commentary upon Gen.
Fremont's letter. Tho Clovoland con
vention is lar moro important man is
generally considered.and tho activity of
these seekers after rovengo knows no
ST Tho death of Mr. John "Watson,
of St. Albans, is announced in this
wcok'B TnANScmiT. Mr. "Watson was a
native of Grantham, near Lincolnshire,
England, and camo to St. Albans to
live soon after tho battle of Pitts
burgh, about fifty years ago. Ho has
until within a fow years past been a
draper and tailor, and was succeeded
by his four sons, three of whom, at tho
head of different establishments, suc
cessfully continue hero tho business
which their father established in St,
Albans many years si nee. Mr. "Watson,
in his primo, was a man of considera
ble energy and skill, and a widow and
a largo family of children survive him.
Tho funeral of Mr. "Watson was Hu
morously attended at the Univorsalist
Chapel, on which occasional! excellent
and appropriate sermon was delivered
by tho Rev. J. O. Skinner, of St. Albans.
Jul tlunng tho summer season. o ; visions, wero called upon to give sol
uuuuu uini poor ninnies coum cm , omuly tlieir voice ill a matter winch
down their allowance of meat one-half, involved tho safety of tho United
States, it is assuredly tho present time.
not only without riumngc, but with
positive benefit to the health. If tho
people of tho north could only deter
mine to reduce their consumption of
meat one-third or one-half, thoro would
no longer bo any complaint of scarcity
of beef, or of tho speculation of drovers."
ir Tho vacancy in tho important
office of Auditor of Accounts which
was occasioned by tho death of tho
Hon. Jeptha Bradley.the incumbent of
that office sinco tho October Session,
1860, has been filled by tho Gover
nor's appointing Dugald Stewart, Esq.
of "Middlebnry. This selection has
been mado with becoming promptness
and, will, no doubt, bo highly accepta
Mr. Stewart is tho present County
Clerk of Addison County, has been
choson representative two or thrco
years from Middlebury, and is in all
respects thoroughly compotent for tho
arduous duties of the position to which
ho has been asbigned.
The appointmont, therefore, was
one eminently fit to bo made.
Bfi?Our rcadors who have heretofore
noticed tho announcement in our col
umnsof the serious illness of tho Hon.
Jeptha Bradley will bo prepared for
tho record of his death. After a long
audi painful sickness, Judge Bradloy
died of consnmptiou, at St. Albans,
on Saturday morning, Juno 18th, in
the ,G2d year of his ago. Jeptha Brad-
ley,Bon of Lloyd Bradley, Esq., was a
nativo of Fairfield; Vermont, where ho
was born December 31, 1802. He has
always resided in Franklin Couuty,
and for tho last 20 years in St, Albans.
He held many offices of trust and for
sovoral yearn was Sheriff of Franklin
County and Register of Probate and
Judgoof Probatefor the then district of
Georgia; and ovor since October 18G0,
has been Stato Auditor of accounts.
Ho has been alwayB, rince early man
hoodlargely in political and public
life sharing in the qfficos which his
party, jvhea in power, could bestow.
Ho was a gopd presiding officer in de
liberative asserablidBj and in tho va-
Kor the Traimcript.
JULY 4th, " 1776 AND 1864.
Ihoro has not been a year, sinco the
first birth divy of' our country, which
presents so many cogent reasons
why it should bo observed with some
thing of more than an ordinary char
acter, to print it in tho memory of tho
present generation, as tho natal day of
this great country. While wo aro ob
serving, with marked respect to past
customs, various civil and religious
fasts and festivals, let us not bo un
mindful of that day from which wo
date our independence in the history
of nations: tho day upon which the
frame of tho great temple of liberty
was placed upon tho foundation walls
of American Independence, cemented
by tho blood of our forefathers, whoso
bodies were immolated upon tho altar
of freedom, thereby presenting a strik
ing analogy between tho jjast and tho
present strife tho former being for
liberty and equality in church and
stato, tho prcsout for civilization.
Theroforo lot the inhabitants of every
village and hamlet in our land, mako sca
souablo arrangements to celebrate tho
birthday of the American nation in a
propor manner. Let there bo a beat
ing of drums and a Bounding of fifes,
a booming of cannon and a waving of
banners. Lot thoro bo a blazing of
bonfires, a breaking of bread, and let
tho voice of patriotism bo heard from
cockcrowing in tho morning, to tho
glimmering of stars at midnight. Let
old men and maidens, young men and
children unite in ono grand te deum to
tho Great Ruler of thouniverso that Ho
has enabled them at this limo to raiso
their voices for liberty, equality and
fraternity, Let all :uien, who aro
blessed with a gift of tonguo, speak
manfully in relation to tho most suita
ble persons to receive thoir suffrages
as pilots, to guide the ship of state to
a safe haven. Let us all, on that day,
visit tho graves of our sires, and thoro
swear, death to traitors and eternal fi
delity to our country, and lot our morn
ing and ovening devotions, on that day,
bo for tho American Union.its perpetui
ty and onward progress. Do this ! and
tho Nation's harp will soon ccaso to
hang upon tho willows, and tho branch
es of tho cypress, which now wave
mournfully over our country, will break
and moulder into -dust', and tho voice
of peace, bo heard in the land.
Co. II. Corp. Smith Slurgis, Fair
field, Juno 3, leg severely; Henry
Plumb, Sholdon, June 3, leg severely";
.Josoph JJlauehard, June .1, leg severe
ly; Egbort 0, Colburno, Fairfield, Juno
3, sido severely.
Co. I. Albert Syms, Fairfield, thigh
FIFTH , REGIMENT,
Co. 0. Corp. James C. Hunt, High
gate, Juno 8; Jamos H. Varnoy, Berk
shire, Juno 3.
Co. F. Lo&nard B. Graham, Rich
ford, June i.
Co. A. Marshall "VY. Learnard, Berk
shire, Juno 3; Nelson King, Berkshire,
Juno 3; Win. H. Bashaw, Berkshire,
Juno 3, hand slightly.
Co. B. Somt. Henry D. Huntiuc-
ton, Now Haven, Juno 3, sido. '
Co. C. Marcus E. Parkor, Albiirgh,
Juno 3, shoulder slightly.
Co. D. Geo. Morritt, Juno . 3, loft
Co. F. Soth A. Leavenworth, St"Al
bans, Juno 3, thigh.
Co. K. Joseph St. Johns, Fairfax,
Juno 3, mortally.
Co. C. Charlos B. Chase, Bakers
field, Juno 1.
Co. K. Artificer "Win. "Williams, Al
biirgh, Juno 1; James C. Farnsworth,
1' airfax, June 1.
Co. II. Michaol Carroll, Fletcher,
Co. K. Capt George D. Sowlos, Al
burgh, arm; Sorgt. Norman O. Boll,
Alburgh; Corp. Win. H. Boll, Alburgh,
neck severe; Corp. GeorgoHunt, Fair
fax, thigh severe; Corp. Win. H. Bab
cock, Alburgh, groin slight; Corp. Ben
jamin F. Chamberlain, Fairfax, leg se
verely; Peter Bridge, Burlington, leg;
Battis Busha, Islo La Motte, hand;
Julian Phelps, Milton, hip slight; Ed
ward H. Norris, Alburgh, leg sevore;
George A. Robinson, Fairfax, hand se
vere; Aiulrow M. eed, Grand I:le,
groin severe; Artificer OrloudoD. Mo
Comber, Grand Isle, fnco slight; Jacob , at homo.
N eavcr, v airlax, side severe,
Co.L. David Ryan, Sheldon, shoul
der; Homer Sarles, Alburgh, shoulder.
oo. Ai. uwnrcl iUcloro, bwamon,
inrT cm-nrn' i
GEN. FREMONT'S LETTER,
Arctlitlng the ClcYClitntl Nomlniitlnu.
Gentlemen, Iii answer to tho let
ter which 1 have had tho honor to re
ceive from you, on the part of tho rep
resentatives of the people assembled
at Cleveland on the 31st of May, I do-
siro to express my thanks for tho con
fidence which led them to offer mo tho
honorable and difficult position of their
candidato in tho approaching Provi
Very honorable, becauso in offoring
it to mo you act in tho namo of a
great numbor of citizons who seek
abovo all things tho good of thoir
country, and who havo no sort of sol
fish interest in view. Very difficult, be
causo in accepting tho candidacy you
propose to nnal am exposed to tho ro
proaeh of creating a schism in tho par
ty with which I have been identified.
Had Mr. Lincoln remained faithful
to the principles ho was elected to de
fend, no schihin could havo boon crea
ted and no contest could havo been
possible This is not an ordinary
election. It is a contest for tho right
even to havo enndidotes, and not
lncroly, as usual, for tho choice among
them. Now, for the first timo since
'7(5, tho question of constitutional liber
ty has been brought directly before
the peoplo for thoir serious considera
tion and vote. The ordinary rights
secured under the constitution and
tho laws of the country have been vio
lated, and extraordinary powers have
been usurped by the Executive. It is
directly before tho people now to say
whether or not tho principles ostab-
i lished by the Revolution are worth
If, as we have been taught to believe,
those guarantees for liberty which
made the distinctive value and glory
of our country, are in truth imiolably
sacred, then hero must be a protest
against tho arbitrary violation which
had not evon the excuse of necessity.
Tho schism is mado by thoso who
force the choico between a slmmuful
silenco or a protest against wrong. In
such considerations originated tho
Cleveland Convention. It was among
its objects to aronso tho attention of
tho peoplo to such facts, and to bring
them to realizo that while wo aro sat-
; urating Southern soil with the best
i blood of the country in the namo of
liberty, we hue really parted with it
If the Convention at Baltimore will
nominate any man whoso past life jus
tifies a well grounded confidence in
his fidelity to our cordial principles,
thoro is no reason why thcro should
bo any division among tho really pa
triotic men of tho country. To any
such I shall bo most happy to give a
cordial and activo support."
My own decided preferenco is to aid
in this way, and not to be myself a
candidate. But if Mr. Lincoln should
bo renominated, as I believe it would
bo fatal to the country to indor.su a
policy and renew a power which has
cost us the lives of thousands of men,
and needlessly put tho country on tho
road to bankruptcy, there will remain
no alternative but to organize against
him ovory clomoiit of conscientious
opposition, with tho view to prevent
tho uiisfortuno of his ro-olection.
In this contiiigoncy, I accept tho
nomination at Cleveland, and, as a
preliminary step, I have resigned my
commission in tho army. This was a
f IT 8
flihis point, and also toVcport
ition since lcavingKewa8uu
Forrv. 1 crossed the l'amunKcy mel
on tho 7th iiift, marching via Aylets,
and encamped on Herring Creek. On
tho morning of the 8th, 1 resumed tho
mare h via Polecat Station and en
camped thrco miles west of tho utution.
On the OtU I marched through Childs
burgh and New Market, encamping on
Ewe Creek, near Young's bridge. On
tho 10th I marched via Andrew s 'lav
em and Levniaii's Store, crossing both
branches of the North Anna and en
camped at Buckehild's, about three
miles northeast of Trevilian Station.
My intention was to break the railroad
at this station, inarch through Me
chanicsvillc, cut the Gordonsville and
Charlottsville railroad near Lyndsay s
house and to inarch on Charlottsville,
but on our arrival at Buckehild's, I
found tho enemy's cavalry in my im
mediate front. On the morning of tho
11th, Gen. Forbnrt with his division,
and Col. Gregg of Gen. Gregg's divis
ion attacked the enemy. After an ob
stinate contest they drove him from
successive lines of breastworks through
an almost impassablo forest back on
Trovilian Station. Li the meantime
Gen. Custer was ordered with his brig
force couhUbo got in them by th,
second corps, which
tiwirn lf (111, ntlnlmi'.. 1 .
....... y ...v. wi..iT D ll.-llUUI)t!) fnrll,
south, and this rnrim wn. ..n. ".?r
this eantnVn T
! hl1lur 1C
S redniiW J... ut
ih, and this corps was 1?
tho ninth with tho rcsultuhn,..,.:,'?
All tho troops urn
tw'o divisions covering tl,0 nA. , JPt
and they will bo up to-nigh t.
ircnciunenifl in iront ot UeniunU 1W
drcd. Thoy no doubt oxnnptn,! i.
from north of tho James river to
their placo before wo discovered k
Butler took advautago of this
moved a forco at once upon tho ral
road and plank road botwcoii 1U
mond and Petersburg, which I hone b
Too much praiso cannot bo mTcn
tho troops and their commanders for
the onergy and fortitude displayed tha
last five days. Day and night l,'a8 bWll
all tho same. No delays boing ,
on any account."
Later unofficial dispatches show that
at 8 o'clock this morning the enemy
still occupied Petcrsburgh.
Maj. Morton wns killed in an nssaat
e enemy in their endeavors to m.
m Petersburg abandoned their
hinents in front of Bermud.i P,'
sacrifice it gave mo pain to make. 1 ado to proceed by a country road so as
But I had for a long time fruitlessly ! to reach tho station in the rear of the
endeavored to obtain Service. I make ' enemy's cavalry! On his arrival at this
this Hiici-ifien nmo nnlv In vramin HIipv. ' point tho enemy broko into acompleto
i rout, lnavinir his dead and nearly all
the way of discharging to my utmost his wounded in our hands, also twenty
ability 'the task you have set for me. ; officers, tivo hundred men and three
With my earnest and sincere thanks hundred horses,
for vour Gxnrftusions of confidence mid These operations occupied tho wholo
regard, and for tho many honorable J of tho day. At night I encamped at
terms in which von acauaint me with Trevilian station, and on the morning
1 tho notions of tho committee. I am. I of tho 12th hist, commenced destroy-
gentlemen, very respectfully and truly ig the railroad from this point to
yours, J. C. FREMONT , Lowan Court House. This was thor-
iNEW XoitK, Juno 18u4. ' ogJy "one, mo tics uurueu aim mo
m ,r ,,. . ,, ., I rails rendered unserviceable. Tho do-
To Messrs. V , orthihgton G Snoth-1 strnction of the nlilr0!Ul occni)iea untii
Nothing to-day from Sherman 0r
Hunter. E. M. STANTON'
oecreiary oi uar.
Now York ; Casper Butz, of Illinois ;
Charlos E. Moss, of Missouri ; N. P.
Sawyer, of Pennsylvania, a committee,
Washington, June 17.
To Maj. Gun. Dix:
Tho following disputches havo been
received by this Department:
City Point, June 15, via )
J amostown Island, June 1(5, 5.30 a. m. j
Gen. . Smith, with 15,000 mon, at
tacked Petersburg this morning. Gen.
Butler reports from his observatory
near Bermuda Hundred, that thcro has
been sharp fighting, and tho troojis and
trains of tho onemy wore, as he writes,
moving from the city across tho Appo
mattox, as if retiring. Gen. Haycock
3 o'clock of that day, when I directed
Gen. Forbert to advance with his di
vision and Gen. Davis' brigade of Gen.
Gregg's division in the direction of
Gordonsville and attack tho enemy,
who had concentrated and been rein
forced by infantry during the night and
had also constructed ritlc pits at a
point about fivo miles from Gordons
ville. The advance was made but as
j tho enemy's position was found too
, strong to assault, no general assault
J was made.
I On the extreme right of our linos a
portion of the reserve brigade carried
the enemy's works twice and was twice
driven therefrom by infantry. Night
closed tho contest. I found on exam
ination of tho command that there wos
not a sufliciency of ammunition left to
continue tho engagement.
"Tho next day trains of cars camo
down to where we wore engaged with
tho enemy. The reports of prisoners
and citizens were that Prockets old
Co. F. Alanson Watson, Swanlon,
Co. I. John Shaw, enlisted from
Highgato; Andrew Stevens, St. Albans;
Joseph Therberge, Sheldon, all June 1.
Co, F. Sergt. Lovi H, Robinson,
Swan ton, hand slight; James Caldwell,
To-day we havo in tho country the
ubusos of a military dictation, without
its unity of action and vigor of execu
tion. An admin frjtnition marked at
llonie by disrognrU of constitutional
rights, by its violations of personal
liborty and tho liberty of tho press,
and, as a crowning bhame, by its aban
donment of tho right of asylum, a
right especially dear to all free nations
abroad. Its course has "been charac
terized by a feebleness and want of
principle which hos misled European
Powers and driven I hem to a boliof
that only commercial interests and
personal aims are concerned, and that
lis not near enough to reiulor (Jen.
Smith any aid.
. The Richmond papers have nothing
to indicate a suspicion of (Hircrofwin-'iivision was coming to prevent the
the James river. They (the rebels) , tnl-imr of (Wdnnsvilln r tliim.fnwv
expect to bo attacked from the direc- j anting tho night and next morning,
tioii of Malvern Hill. withdrew my command over tho North
City Point, June 15-7.30 p. m. ) ! Anna via Carpenter's Ford near Mi-
via -Jaiuostown island, ii.ln a. m. " , ?, 7 , , . :
. ' ' I vfrr fni tiif nntirn rlnvs in u'IiirIi wn
wero engaged, without forapc. The
At 7.20 p. iA., ywftordny, Gen. Smith
. .11 1 1 1 ll
usfiiuuiou nnu cmtuhi mo princnmi lino ' y- iv,.,i,i l muit in uiu ivfiibiiw jiuuiuam, iw
of the enemy's w,rksb
Washington Juno 19 y.45 p,
ju jiiaj. uch. uix;
This evening a dispatch from City
Point, datod at 0 o'clock this moraini
reached this department. It reports
that our forces advanced yesterday ti
within about a mile in front of l'ct' ts
burg, when they found tho cnemj .
cupying a new line of entrenchment!,
which, after successive assaults,
failed to carry, but hold and have es
trenched our advanced positions, hoa
the forces of tho enemy within tlieta
oiny's new lino, it is inferred that Beau,
regard has been reinforced fromLcn
Gen. Sherman reports to-day th;
the enemy gavo way last night in t!..
midst of darkness and storm, and is
i daylight our pickets entored his k
irom right to left. The whole army i
now in pursuit as far as Chattahooclie
I start at once for Marietta.
No military intelligence from m
othur quarter has been received to-dit
E. M. STANTON, '
Secretary of War.
Wah 1) eta ktm ent,
Washington, June 20 10 a. m.
J.V uuj. utn. jsiu;
No operations on tho James nni
have been reported to tho department
Unofficial statements represent our loss
to havo bccn,scvcre in tho assaults oa
the enemy s works Saturday, but r
official list of tho casualties ha3 beea
Sherman in a dispatch dated this
evening at 7-30 p. m.,says: It was pre
mature in announcing that the enemr
had abandoned his position. I based
my report on that of all tho army ran-
maiulurs. J. he enomy nns UirownViaci
his Honk and abandoned all his w rt;
in front of the Kensaw Mountain, bat
Swanton, feet' slight; Thomas D. Riloy, , no great principles arc involved in tho
Borkshire, feet slight; John Cosgrove, i issue. The adniirable conduct of tho
rioulposiUoui to which he vs pro- gregation to join audibly in
motcd, bis tsct and sagacity enabled with tho minister.
Mr. Editor : I havo alwoys sup
posed that our cemetery was to all its
visitors a sacred- spot, but am con
strained to thiuk that some who go
thoro havo neither delicacy of feeling
nor honesty of purpose Cannot a mo
ther place flowers abovo her child's
head, without some passer by, boldly
intruding upon tho sacrcdnqss of her
grief, and standing over her, curiously
watching her movements while she
arranges thoso frail memorials of her
tender lovo? But even worse than
ignorant intrusion, is the fact that
when sho returns the next day to wa
ter her flowers, and to replace the
faded with fresh ones, must sho find
her flowers gone, Holen from her dar
lings s grave I lho past weou saw
tuoso tilings uono in our own cemoiery.
Ib thcro no way to roach such thieves ?
St. Johnsbury Caledonian.
Changes in Pcblio Worship in thuM.
E. Church. Attho Gouoral Conference
Session of M. E. Church, it has been
ordered that in futuro tho Lord's
Prayer is to bo recited after each open
ing prayer, at churcli (service, mo cou-
Enosburgh, breast mortally; Albert , people, their readiness to mako every
Bolloir, Swanton, breast sovoro; Gcorgo 1 sacrifico demanded of them, their for
C. Himes, Franklin, bowels sevore; I bearanco and silence under tho
Hannibal Whitney, Borkslnro, breast , suspension of overything that could
sovuro; Phillip Arsino, Swanton, foot , be suspended, their many acts of
slight; John Lafonntain, Enosburgh, i her oisin and sacrifices wore all ren
aoaomen severo; joci .uagrQ, jmios- i acred fruitless by me incapacity, or
burgh, leg severe; Richard Smith, j to speak more exactly, by tho personal
Enosburgh, feet severe. ends for which the war was managed.
Co. 1 Lieut. William White, Shel-. This incapacity and selfishness natu
dod, hip slight; Sorgt. John W. Car- rally produced such results as led tho
pentcr, St Albans, feet serious; Corp. j European Powers, and logically
Addison Wheelock, Fairfield, hip sori- enough, to the conviction that tho
ous; Albert Davis, Bakorsfield, shonl- j North, with its greatly superior popu
dor sovoro; Stephen A. Eldred, Fair- lation, its immense resources and its
field, finger slight; Wm. P. Brown, St. credit, .will never bo able to recover
Albans, head serious; John Dunn, St. tho South. Sympathies which should
Albans, breast sorious; Allen E. Dan- have been with us from the outset of
iols, St. Albans, face serious; Theodore ' tho war wero turned against us, and
Hutchinson, Bakorsfield, tliigh serious; ! in this way the administration has
taking 13 cuiuun, scleral stands of
colors, and between I and 500 prison
ers. This line is two miles from Pe
tersburg. Gen. Hancock got up and tookwsi
tion on Gen. Smith's left at 3 a. in., to
day. There was heavy firing in that
direction from 5 t (i o'clock.
Dont Haiu Laniuv, June 10-1 p. m.
grazing of very inferior qui
generally at such points as were inac
cessible tn us.
"The cavalry engagement of tho 12th
was by far tho most brilliant one of tho
present campaign. Tho enemy's loss
was very heavy. They lost the follow
ing named officers in killed and
wounded: Col. McAllister, command
ing a regiment, killed; Brig. Gen. Ros-
nrwiliiili Hiu tliuwru mo linmml in..
r ' " --w - ' .......... - .
day and Moses Creek. AYo have
pressed him pretty close to-day, al
though tho continued rain makes u
movements almost an impossibility
Gen. Foster, commanding thedj
purtment of the South at HiltiuHe4
forwards the following dispatch, dated
tho 10th of June, at Hilton Head, S.C
I have the honor to report that I
havo to-day received from Mni. (ten
Petersburg, I went over the conquered IncIlt. wounded. My loss in killed and nel J oes commam ing t ie rtw
". i i ii... n .? wrtiirirlorl Iw
Afti-r bondiinr mv dispatch of this '"er. commanding a brigade, wounded;
V. . . A .1 ,i i. 1 "i i
morning from the heights southeast of 111111 01- busier, commamung a n-gi
und the Engi
lines with Gou. Grant
Tho works aro
kind, moro difficult
was .Missionary luugc, at Chattanooga.
The hardest fighting was done by
tho black troops. The forts they
stormed were, I think, the worst of all.
After the affair was over Gen. Smith
went to thank them and tell them he
was proud of their courage and dash.
Ho says that they cannot bo excelled
wounded will bo about 575.
number 3!)0 aro wounded. I
Palmer U. Jjeacli, l'liiriielu, arm son
ous; Francis Delaney, St Albans, arm
Co. I. Lewis L. Fisher, Fairfield;
James Shaw, Highgate. '"'
of tho very strongest ! f '"' mnhnlancos, 377, all that could
dt even to take than , 1,u, nu,8l)01' 0L he remainder wens
wuii a iiunioer oi reuei wounuou mat
fell into my hands left behind. Sur
geons and attendants were detailed and
remained in charge of them. I cap
tured and have now with mo three
hundred and seventy prisoners of war,
including twenty commissioned officers.
.My loss in captured will not exceed
as soldiers and thit horeaftor ho will
send thorn in a difficult placo as readi
ly as the best white troops. They cap
tured six out of tho sixteen gnus which
Tho prisoners ho took wore from
Beauregard's command; some of them
L. Michael Phillips, Jerioho;
Herbert Garvin, St Albans; both May
' " 'WOUNDED.
Co. A. Lieut Henry O. Whnolor,
South Hero, chest dougerous.
Co. B. Sorgt. Samuel Ullbrd, Fair
fax, hip; Isaiah R. Porley, Enobburgh,
head slight; both May 11.
Co. L. Euscbe Sausiouei, St Albans,
breast dangerous; Juno 3.
Co. B. Judo Brown, Fairfax, An
drew J. Farrand, Berkshire, May 5;
Marshall St Germain, Fairfield, May
Co. H. Hazen Gott, St Albans,
woundodj Wm. Bailoy, Swanton, Juno
Co. L. Corp. Josoph A Brainord,
St. Albans, wounded; Josoph P. Brain
erd, St Albans, wounded; Frederick
n. Bliss, Georgia, wounded; all May
G. Edward St Lewis, St Albans, May
not think of holding, for it lias diroct
ly under our guus. The weather con
tinues splendid. ""
dono tho country a double wrong
abroad. It created hostility, or at
best indifi'orencc, among thoso who
would havo boon its friends if tho real
interests of tho peoplo could have
been hotter known, whilo, at tho same
timo, it neglected no occasion for-mak-ing
tho most humiliating concessions.
Against this disastrons condition of
affairs the Clovahind Convention was
Tho principles wljich form tho basis
of ita platform havo my unqualified James-town, Va., Juno 1G.
and cordiul approbation; but I cannot i camo down from tho pontoon
so heartily concur in all the measures , fti,ovo r0vhaltan with dispatches for
which you propose. I do not behove ! Secretary Stanton. Just as I left Cap
that confiscation extended to tho i tain Pitkin roportod to mo that Peters
property of all rebols is practicable, : ijm.g wtls in our possession.
anil n ii were w, u ov uuuk .in: jj,,, of rocpnt (k(o jJUJ
Illl'llMUK Ui BUIUIH 'jiving. to, ill
fact, a question belonging to tho peo
ple themselves to iiecn.o, ana is a (lispatch from Gon. Lco 6tuti tlmt
proper occasion for the vorciso of , Sh lHdnn hft(1 beon . 5
their original und sovereign authority mont wUh FUz TJ , T d
Asawarmaasuro-,iiithob , . ?
a revolt wmch mig W b q lad bv lehvJl , doadand wounded on the
prompt severity, I understand the pot-1 1(1 Q
! f 1.1,1 nnl .. T,...l I UUUl'
, ulwmru,u..,ru.Vv, ... B UI . d snutch f.om G(J Shnpm.n
1 . 11-1 1 , i.ii
one nuiKircci and sixty. Uiey wore
principally from the 5th Michigan cav
! aliy. This regiment gallantly charged
down tho Gordonsville road, capturing
j fifteen hundred horses and about eight
'hundred men, but wero finally sur
rounded and had to give them up.
..ifl t1,v liml iiiKf nmaanA fi.n .Tn.nr.c "When tho enemy broke they hur-
river abovo Drury's Bluff. I do not nod en G,cu pustars command
think any of Leo's army had reached Col. Gregg s brigade capturing fivo
Petersburg when Gon. Smith stormed , csn ol Ponnington 8 Battery, three
it. Thoy seem to bo thero this morn- ?f w.uicl! wJ1ro. "ftorwards re-captured,
ing. however, and to bo making nr. , leaving m their hands two caissons. A
rangomonts to hold tho wost sido of .mpro detai led report will be made here-
... .... - I ttfi-m. "
thA AnnnmnltnT I ha fmin il.nv .n
ji: ji ,i.v-iiii iiibiu liar, UUUXI
hoard from Gen. Sheridan, but the
Richmond MVu'of the 15th contains a
The meat question is discussed
with a good deal of feeling by tho
poor. Tho irorW, whilo it does not
advocate abstinence from meat, says
"It would yet bo well for poor peo
plo to understand that tho largo quan
tities of meat necessary for the hu
man economy during the winter wa
son aio not needed during tho sum
mer lime. There aro as many cheap
moafaure ot reconstrucuon aner tno
suppression of an insurrection.
In tho adjustments which are to fol
low peaco no considerations of ven-i
geanco can consistently bo admitted.
Tho objoct of tho war is to make
Iiermanently 6ecuro the peace and
lappiness of the whole country, and
there was but a single element in the
way of its attainment This element
of slavery may be considered practi
cally destroyed in, tho country, and it
noo'ds only your proposed amendment
of tho constitution to make its extinc
tion com plot o.
With this extinction of slavery tho
parly divisions created by it havo also
dibnppeiirod. And if in the history of
tho country thero has over been a timo
datod last night at 9 p. m., lifts been
received. It only states tho
position of tho forces. No
ment has yet occurred.
E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War,
Washington, June 18, 11 p,
To Maj. Gen. Dix;
Dispatches from Gen. Sheridan have
just boon rcceivod. Ho reports a vic
tory ovor tho enomy at Trovilian Sta
tion, on tho Virginia Ccniral Railroad,
a fow miles south of Gordonsvillo,
whoro Gen. Leo, a fow days sinco re
ported a rebel victory. Tho official ro-
port is as follows: "I havo tho honor
to report to you tho arrival of my com
E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
Wau Department, )
Washington, June 1810 p. m. j
To Maj. Gun. Dix:
Tho following dispatch from Gen.
Grant dated yestorday, 11 a. in., at
City Point, has been received by this
Tho 9th corps this morning earned
two more redoubts, forming part of the
dofoiicos of Petersburg, capturing -150
prisoners and 1 guns. Our successes
tiro boing followed up. Our forces
drew out from within fifty yards of tho
onemy's entrenchments ntCoal Harbor,
made a flank movement of about 55
miles march, crossing tho Chickahom
iny and James river tho latter two
thousand feet wide and eighty-four feot
deep at tho point of crossing aud sur
prised tho onemy's rear at Petersburg.
This was done without tho loss of a
forces in this department, a lettersUt-
ing that four general officers of the I
S., its prisoners of war had been placed
in Charleston, to bo retained there u
der our fire. Against this weak aid
cruel act I havo protested, in the meal
time the lire on tho city is continaed
I respectively ask that an equal ehs
ber of rebel officers of equal rank bit
bo sent to mo in order that I uiaypto
them under tho enemy's firo nslorgu
our officers tare exposed in Charles
This department has issued a retab
atory order transferring to Gen. F
tor un equal numbor of rebel genenl
officers, to be treated in tho manner
proposed ns- long as federal oSafl
are exposed in Charleston.
E. M. STAN10X,
Secretary of Vv-
Wah Department, !
Washington, Juno 22-10 p. Q
To Maj. Gen. Dix-: . ,.
Dispatches from City Point at lu
past 4- o'clock this evening say then
lias boen no fighting to-dav Moi
mcjits aro in progress wicn ue D
proper for publication.
Tho Richmond papers report
tack on Lynchburg by Gon. Hinr
Saturday and that ho was repulsed, i
is believed, howover, that there
nothing moro than a reeoniiois
and that having ascertained ,Z
to be strongly dofended, Gen. Iu
withdrew, and is operating uPon
enemy's communications nt W
A dispatch from Gen. SbermjJJ
headquarters, dated yesterday
at half past 8 o'clock, states that i
rained almost incessantly, in 6P'j L
which our lines have been pres a
ward steadily and an import""1 1
tion gained by Gen. Howunh ,
Tho enomy inadg a desperate a W
to retake the position lust mgW,
ing sovon distinct assaults on
YYhittakor's brigado of Stanley'
vision, and losing not less tinm
SOOmon. Two hundred S
loft on Whiltnker's front. lje
was followed by a heavy firo of
under which tho position was n
and is now safe. Our cavalry s .
- . . . ifl null "
Noonday Creek on our
wagon or piece of artillery, and only
about 150 stragglers wore picked up
by the onemy. In covering this move
Warren's corps aud Wilson's cavalry
had frequent skirmishing with tho one
my, each losing from 50 to GO killed
..... 1 l l.-.i. . , ,. ..... ia
uuu ivuiumuu, uui limiuupj; un equal I brigade of the i!3d COIPritAreb'
if not a creator loss nnnn ilm onAmw r,. n i. ,.;.rlit but tue.
,p. -loil c. "A , xtuauo VjIIJUK UllUUl i'b" , .
auu jam tuips, omiiiis, wero trans
ferred from tho White Houso to Ber-
muua iiumireii by water and moved
out near to Petersburg. Tho night of
iimviu moy surprised or rather
r I captured the very strong woiks north
. casi oi rotersburg before a Biifllcient
4V . it. - rlC5
cl left is behind a swamp raLha
provent an advance Tlio fig .
IlPnn nnlfn envorn n fill tl0lUlS "
.,,. i : t..i,Krtilvall(l
ing tho offenBivo Avhcneyer -no
E. M. SfMVv,