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Athene, Friday, October 31, 1808.
Skirmish at Nashville.
The following is the copy of a dispatch
received by Gen. Jones from Gen. For
rest, at Murfreesboro':
MURFREESBORO', Oct. 21, 18C2.
General: My advanced guards drove in
the enemy's pickets all around Nashville
at day-break, killing many and capturing
32 prisoners, including one Major, one
Captain, one Lieutenant, and four Corpo
rals, with their arms and nccouterraentp.
We have whipped them into their
trenches upon every road, and are re
ported to have killed Col. W. B. Stokes of
the notorious Tennessee cavalry.
Our loss one killed and one wounded.
N. B. Forrest, Brigi Gen.
To Mnj -Gen. S. Jones.
News from the South.
' Charleston, Oct. 23. The enemy advan
ced yesterday morning in two columns,
against Coosawhatchie, and the other a
gainst Pocotaligo. He was repulsed from
Pocotaligo by our forces. At Coosawhat
chie he succeeded in gaining the railroad,
but before he could do it much damage,
our troops came up and drove him off.
The railroad and telegraph wires are now
repaired and are in working order. The
en amy's gunboats are anchored below
Oet. 24. The affair at Pocotaligo result
ed in a complete victory for us. Our loss
15 killed and 40 wounded. The enemy
left 40 dead on the battlefield. His total
loss, confirmed by accounts of prisoners,
is not less than 200 killed and wounded.
We took 80 small arms. The enemy's
force consisted of six regiments with one
field battery and two boat howitzers.
Abe's Nigger Soldiers.
' Richmond, Oct. 23. On Tuesday last Jo
seph A. Graves, Commonwealth's Attor
ney of Surrey county, J. M. Shiver, un
cle of Mrs. Allen of Ciaremont, and a
. youth named Geo. Graves, went over to
Jamestown Island where they where seiz
ed by negroes and shot by order of a ne
gro professing to be Colonel of a Yankee
regiment of blucks. oThe victims held
high positions in society, ar.d the affair
has produced much sensation.
Speech from a Consul,
The French residents of Mobile, Ala.,
last week presented M.Portz, the French
Vice Consul there, with a cane. In a
little speech acknowledging the compli
ment, the Mobile Tribune Bay that
He regretted that the South had not
yet been recognized by his Government,
but from his full conviction that France
would always be found in support of a
rightful cause, he was satisfied that this
act of justice would not be long delayed;
and that this hope was now stronger than
ever in his mind, from the tenor of his
Resistance to the Enrollment for
the Draft in Pennsylvania.
In various sections of Pennsylvania a
very bad, disloyal disposition has been
evinoed by Irish citizens, instigated by
Democratic politicians. They have been
shamefully imposed upon by Rebel sym
pathizers, who have falsely assured them
that the draft and all proceedings under
it were illegal. Although the draft was
to have taken place yesterday, it was im
possible to complete the enrollment in
the town of Blakely, Luzerne county, un
til the day before. Several fruitless at
. tempts have been made to complete the
enrollment and on Friday lost a military
. company was taken to the place, when a
fight with the Irish ensued. The milita
ry was obliged to fire upon them, killing
four or five, and again on Wednesday 200
of the military, with a small cannon
were taken up, when the affair assuming
a Berious aspect, the Irishmen desisted
from their opposition, and the enroll
ment was st last completed.
The same trouble has been experieno-
ed in Carbondaln. The same class of cit
izens residing in the lower wards, have re
sisted so stubbornly that the enrolling of
ficers have been entirely unable to com
plete their labors.
Also in Scran ton the same resistance
was shown, but the officers succeeded in
completing the enrollment. Baltimore
A "Sharper." '
It is stated that an officer of a compa
ny lately made a good financial specula
- tion, (if gross fraud can be called "good,")
in recruiting In Connecticut. - He enlist
ed about thirty men in Hartford, sold
them to another captain at $10 a head,
sot his own nay and bounty, and then en
listed as a substitute, telling himself for
' $450; got the cash, went into camp, ran
the guard at night, went to his own town,
procured the town bounty of $200, and
then, with a pocnet iuii oi rocKs, atsap,
' peared. ' '
jgy We do not lose our children when
tuey die; but the living ones uro ottcn
The Battle of Perryville -General
Bragg's Official Beport.
The following is a oopv of Gen. Bragg's
official report of the battle of Perryville,
Ky., a telegraphic synopsis of which was
published yesterday i
IlEAno'RS Department No. 2, 1
Bryantsvillc, Ky., Oct. 12. 1862. f
Sir: Finding the enemy heavily pres
sing in his rear, near Perryville, Major
General Hardee, of Polk's command, was
obliged to halt and check him at that
point. Having arrived at Harrodsburg
from Frankfort, I determined to give him
battle there, and accordingly concentra
ted three divisions of my old command,
the army of the Mississippi now under
Gen. Polk Cheatham's, Buekner's, and
Anderson's and directed Gen. Polk to
take the command on the 7th, and at
1 tack the enemy next morning. Withers'
division had gone the day before to sup
port Smith, Hearing, on the night of
the 7th, that the force in front of Smith
had rapidly retreated, I moved early next
morning to be present at the operation
of Polk's forces.
Tho two armies were formed confront
ing each other on opposite sides of the
town of Perryville. After consulting: the
General and reconnoitering the ground
and examining his dispositions, 1 declin
ed to assume the command, but suggest
ed some changes and modifications of
his arrangements, which he promptly
adopted. The action opened at 12 P.
M., between the skirmishers and artillery
on both sides. Finding the enemy in
disposed to advance upon us, and know
ing he was receiving heavy reinforce
ments, I deemed it best to assail him vig
orously, and so directed.
J be engagement became general soon
thereafter, and was continued furiously
from that time to dark, our troops never
faltering and never failing in their ef
forts. For the time encaged it was the se
verest and most desperately contested en
gagement within my knowledge, fear
fully outnumbered, our troops did not
hesitate to engage at any odds, and
though checked at times, they eventually
carried every position, and drove the en
emy about two miles. But for the inter
vention of night, we should have com
pleted the work. We had captured 15
pieces of artillery by the most daring
charges, killed one and wounded two
Brigadier Generals, and a very large
number of inferior officers and men, es
timated at no ' less than 4,000, and cap
tured 400 prisoners, including three staff
omcers, wnn servants, carriage ana oag
gage of Major General McCook.
The ground was literally covered with
his dead ana wounded., In such a con
test our own loss was necessarily severe,
probe lily not less than Z.5UU killed, wound'
ed and missing. Included in the wound
ed are Brigadier Generals Wood. Cleburn
and Brown, gallant and noble soldiers,
whose loss will be severely felt by their
commands. To Maj.-Gen. Polk, com
manding the forces, Maj. Gen. Hardee,
commanding the left wing, two divisions,
and Maj.-Gens Cheatham, Buckner, and
Anderson, commanding divisions, is main -
ly due the brilliant achievements of this
memorable field. Nobler troops were
never more gallantly led. The country
owes them a debt of gratitude, which I
am sure will be acknowledged.
Ascertaining that the enemy was heavi
ly reinforced during the night, I with
drew my forces early the next morning
to Harrodsburg and thence to this point.
Maj.-Gen. Smith arrived at Harrodsburg,
with most of his forces and Withers' di
vision the next day, 10th, and yesterday
I withdrew the whole to this point the
enemy following slowly but not pressing
us. I am, sir, very respectfully, your
(Signed) BRAXTON BRAGG,
To Adj't Gen'l, Richmond, Va.
News From Virginia. '
We clip the following from Lynchburg
Republican, of the 23d inst.:
extension' or the conscription.
Special Orders No. 245 have been issued
from the Adjutant General's office, ex
tending the draft for soldiers so as to in
clude all citizens between the ages of
eighteen and forty years. This looks
like business on the part of the Govern
ment. We trust that the response of
those thus called upon to defend their
country and their homes, will be patriot
it and prompt, such as becomes the occa
sion and the necessities of the country.
Our army is not large enongh to meet the
fresh hordes who are gathering to preoip
itate themselves upon us. Our last men
should be willing to come out if called
THE REPORTED RAID TO WARRENTON.
We are now inclined to the opinion
that the reported raid of the Yankees to
Warrenton on Saturday last, did not take
lace as stated. An intelligent gentle
man, an officer of the army who left Cul-
neperC. House Tuesday, informs us that
lie saw u wmi. pmce twenty-seven iun
kees who were captured on the day they
where said to have come to Warrenton in
a fight at Haymaker, eleven miles from
that town. It was also stated that five
or six of the enemy were killed and some
eight or ten wounded. The officer refer-,
red to says he heard nothing of the ene
my's having been a' Warrenton, and does
not credit the report. He saw and count
ed twenty-tour ot the prisoners mentioned
and was informed three others were in
the hospital at Warrenton wounded.
As the returns from the town elections
in Connecticut come in they continue to
exhibit large democratic gains. Thus far
the vote shows that forty-six have gone
democratic, twenty-eight republican and
fourteen fusion. Lost year sixty-four of
the same towns went republican and
tSS The Boston Traveller, speaking of
the scarcity of labor in the North says
la some portions of the State workmen
are scarce, in consequence of the drain
for the- war. The laborers upon the
wnarves oi mis city nave a society which
numbers over ow meiuoers,. who - are
pledged not to work for less than 25 cents
per hour. Shoemakers are in demand in
all (he manufacturing towns, and we hear
of places where masons , and other me
chanics cannot be obtained at any price.
The same state of affairs exists in other
State, and especially in largo Cities,
Sound Sentiment from Washington
Washington Correspondence of the Chicago Times
By issuing this proclamation of eman
cipation, Mr Lincoln has taken that step
which the radicals have been striving to
Induce him to take ever since his inaugu
ration; and he has now thrown himself
irrevokably into their arms and taken his
stand upon their platform. They are
worse disunionists than Jeff. Davis gt
Wigfall. They have declared, not jfly
louder since Mr. Lincoln's InaugurojtfoV
than before, "that there shall be no fijf6
slave States in the Union," althouglf all
their efforts since that event, have been
steadily directed to accomplish iAat re-'
suit. J Ever since the war began, they
have declared that the Union shall never
be restored with slave States in it; that
the slave States were now cut off the
Union, end that no slaveState should ever
again be admitted into the Union. They
have now accomplished their purpose, so
far as it is in their power to do so. The
President, after struggling with them up
to this time, has at last given way before
the "pressure," and has given them all
they asked of him. They brought on the
war in order to abolish slavery; ' and, al
though they concealed their purpose un
til the Northern people were so commit
ted to the war that they could not draw
back, now at last, the mask is thrown
off. No sane man can shut his eyes to
the fact that the war is carried on by the
present administration, not to restore the
Union us it was, but to abolish slavery.
If there be any latent Union feeling
still existing in any remote corner of any
of the Southern States, this proclamation
will crush it out forever. The Union
men of the South, if there be any, will
see in it the deliberated, expressed inten
tion on the part of the Government to
rob them of their property to reduce
them to poverty. It is the crudest mock
ery to talk of compensation. Every states
man, every man who understands the
financial condition of the country, knows
that it is as much in the power of Mr.
Lincoln to pull down the sun in heaven
as it is to make any compensation what
ever to loyal men in the South who will
be reduced to penury and want by the
operation of this proclamation.
It is idle to suppose however, that It
will have any general effect so far as slave'
ry is concerned. It may cause lnsurreo
tion m Maryland and- Kentucky, "and- it
may reduce to poverty many a widow and
true Union man in those States, who will
look in vain to Mr. Lincoln for compen
sation. But its chief effect at present
will be to unite the Southern and border
States as one man, to carry on the war,
and to resist to the utmost a government
which thus proclaims its purpose to im
poverish their people. Tho effect of the
proclamation will be, then, to carry on
the war indefinitely, and to furnish to tho
South additional means of doing so, to
the extent of tens of thousands of men
from the border States.
To Establish Placet of Rendezvous for the Ex
amination of t,nrolud Men.
The Congress of the Confederate States
do enact, That there shall be established
in each county, parish or district in the
several States, a place of rendezvous for
tue persuns in mkiu cuuiiiy.uisiriut, pansn
or city, enrolled for military duty in the
field, who shall be there examined by one
or more Surgeons to be employed by the
government, to be assigned to that duty
by the President, on a day of which ten
days'notice shall be given by said Surgeon,
and from day to day next thereafter until
all who shall be in attendance for the pur
pose of examination shall have been ex
amined; and the decision of said Sur
geons, under regulations to be established
by the Secretary of War, as to the physi
cal and mental capacity of any such per
son tor military duty in the field shall be
final; and those only thus ascertained to
bo fit for military duty in the field shall
be required to assemble at camps of in
Sec. 2. There shall be assigned to each
Congressional District in theseveral States,
three Surgeons, who shall constitute a
Board of Exemption in such district for
the purpose specified in tho foregoing
section, any one or more of whom may
act at any place of rendezvous in said dis
Sec. 3. When It shall appear to any
Suigeon attending such place of rendez
vous by the certificate of a respectable
physician resident in that county, dis
trict, parish or city in a county, parish,
or district, that any enrolled person there
in is unable to attend on account of sick
ness, it shall be the duty ot said Surgeon
to file said certificate with the commr.n
dant of the nearest camp of instruction,
and if the person named therein shall not
within a reasonable time report himself
lor examination at said camp ot instruc
tion, or his continued disability certified
by the certificate of a respectable physi
cian of his county, city, district or parish,
he shall be held liable as absent without
leave of his commanding officer.
Approved. Oct. 11, 18G2.
Butler's Bule in New Orleans.
J'he Beast Butler has condemed Uriah
G. Patterson, of New Orleans, to be con
fined for six months at Fort Piokens, at
hard labor, with a twenty-four pound ball
attached to his leg by a chain, for "an in
sulting and sedioious report to the au
thorities of the United Stales."
It appears that Mr. Patterson register
ed himself as an "enemy of the Constitu
tion, as interpreted and executed by the
present Abolition Government of the
United States, but a friend to the Consti
tution and Union, as interpreted by the
immortal, pure uenry way."
ttST The deaths in Wilmington, N. C,
for the week ending with Friday, 102,
and the new cases of fever 431. Mr.
Qutglny, Superintendent of the Oakdale
Cemetery, was among the victims.
A Demand for Foreign Interference
From tendon Herald, (Derby Organ,) ScpU IB.
There is R degree of inhumanity in the
attitude on this question assumed by the
European powers which seems to us to
call for the sternest censure. We are
standing with folded arms and a placid
expression on our faces, while America is
being made a desert, and Americans, most
valiantly, are hacking one another to
pieces. Will it advantage us at all that
the spirit of the country should be broken,
,a whole generation of young men slain or
kmnimed in the crudest of unjust wars,
d the benefits the world might receive
fron thie thriving and once happy 'con
tinent postponed for a century? Let us
do something as we are Christian men.
It does not matter what they call it.
Term it arbitration, intervention, diplo
matic action, recognition of the South, re-
monstrence with the North, friendly in
terference or forcible pressure of some
sort whatever form or shape our action
may assume, let us do something to stop
this carnage. For each year of this wur
at least 200,000 men are slain in battle'.
Millions may be said to be wounded or
stricken with dieose; and for every one
killed, wounded or sick, a family is mourn
ing. A territory larger than Europe is given
up to horrors that might have figured in
Dante's Inferno. Over fair Virginian
plantations, and homesteads in old Ken
tucky, by the rivers of Tennessee, on the
prairies of Missouri and Arkansas, among
the cane and rice fields of Louisiana and
Georgia, red handed war strides triumph
ant. What have all these people done
that they should be so directly visited?
The cause of this wur is a chimera, a fatal
infatuation. Let us not be content with
muttering this ourselves, let us tell the
Americans what we think of it, and cry
hold! while something yet remains for
Americans to fight about. If our gov
ernment will not do this we must hold
them in part responsible for the contin
uance of this plague of civil war, this
standing outrage and aggression against
God and man.
The Draft in Maryland.
The draft has commenced in Mary,
land. The Baltimore American says :
Unon some courtis of the State, where
the disloyal sentiment prevails, the draft
will fall heavily. Culvert county has not
sent a single voiumeer to me neia,
Charles hut one, Montgomery only seven,
Prince ueorire s two, ana est. Mary s lour.
Theae counties have therefore nearly
their whole quota to raise, whilst their
able-bodied population has been reduced
by their young men going South. Some
other counties are also largely deficient.
Baltimore county has but one third of
her quota in the field. Caroline lias, next
to Cecil and Kent, done best among the
Eastern shore counties, and has but 00
men to furnish. The aggregnto quota of
the State is 19,343, number of volunteers
13.343 leaving a deficiency of G.000 to
be filled by draft.
1 he dratt, we learn, will be enforced
with vigor and promptness, wherever the
enrolment lists are completed on Wednes
day next. Where the lists are not com
pleted it will take place as soon thereat
ter as the enrolment is finished. A suffi
cient military lorce will be provided to
protect all officers whilst in the discharge
ot their duties.
A Prayer for Our Armies.
BT DISnOl' GREEN, OF MISSISSIPPI.
Almighty God, Whose Providence
watches over oil things, and in Whose
hands is the disposal of all events we
look up to Thee for Thy protection and
blessing amidst the apparent and great
dangers, with which we are encompassed.
Thou hast, in Thy wisdom, permitted
the many evils of an unnatural and de
structive war to come upon us. Save us
we beseech Thee, from the hands of our
enemies, watcn over our lathers, and
husbands, and brothers, and sons, who,
trusting in Thy defence ond in the
righteousness ot our cause have gone
torth to the service oi their country.
May their lives be precious in Thy sight.
Preserve them from all the dangers to
which they may be exposed. Enable
them successfully to perform their duty
to Thee and to their country, and do
Thou, in Thine infinite wisdom and pow
er, so overrule events, and so dispose the
hearts of all engaged in this painful
struggle, that it may soon end in peace
and brotherly love, ana lead not only to
the safety, honor and welfare ot our
Confederate States, but to the good of
Thy people, tnd the glory of Thy great
name, Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
An Army Anecdote.
The Monticello (Fla.) friend publishes
Dr. Palmer, Surgeon of the 2d Florida
regiment, relates a good joke on himself,
which happened during one of the hotly
contested battles below Richmond. It
appears tho Doctor always endeavored to
select a building for a hospital as near
the point where the battle raged as possi
ble. On this occasion no suitable build
ing could be found, and the shade of a
treo was resorted to. Upon approaching
the place, an old gentleman, in citizen's
dress, wus observed reclining at its trunk.
Dr. P., supposing him to be a straggler
from one of the regiments, demanded to
know what he was doing there. The on
ly reply made by the old gentleman was:
"I reckon there is room enough for both of
us." 'J he Doctor manifested some dis-
Eleasure at this very unsatisfactory reply,
ut proceeded immediately to clear the
ground for the reception of wounded
soldiers. Presently a courier rode np,
exclaiming, "Dispatches for Gen. Lee.''-
The supposed straggler immediately arose
and received them. Dr. Palmer was as
tonished and chagrined, and commenced
a retreat, when Gen. Lee observing him,
cried out: "Don't leave, Major, there is
room enough for both of us."
BQr Advices from Texas say that the
Yankee gun boats have captured Sabine
City and the Pass. Our defenses consisted
of three small guns and about fifty men.
Gen. McClellan's Order.
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Express, writing of the order
Issued by Gen. McCIellan to hi troops,
just after Lincoln's emancipation procla
mation, forbidding the discussion of po
litical matters In camp, says :
The late order of Gen. McCIellan to the
army of the Potomac, relative to discus
sions by officers and soldiers, "concern
ing publio measures determined upon
and declared by the Government," has
been received with much favor by con
servative men in Washington, It Is, of
course perfectly understood that the Or
der refers to discussions of the emancipa
tion proclamation, which has undoubtedly
excited a great deal of adverse feeHne in
the army, the original republican of
which has grown conservative by actual
contact with the negroes of the South;
whilst the democrats are more firmly fix
ed in their political principles than be
fore they knew anything of the practical
workings of slavery. Among the vast
majority of officers and men, the procla
mation has excited the most bitter ani
madversion, particularly since it became
known that the rebel government was
considering the expediency of adopting
a retaliatory policy, on which the soldiers
of the Union, who abhor Abolitionism
and all its priests and partisans, ' are to
become the victims of the sword or the
hangman, should they fall into rebel
hands after emancipation measures shall
be inaugurated. You may rest assured
that the sentiments of the army have
been very freely expressed; and in some
cases, the feeling of indignation has been
so profound as to require little fostering
to ripen into something nearly akin to
mutiny. I have myself heard many offi
cers and soldiers declare most positively
that nothing shall ever induce them to
fight in support of Abolitionism. They
say they are in arms to vindicate the con
stitution and the laws of the land and
will never consent to be made tools in the
hands of designing fanatics, to add still
further to the horrors of a war already of
the most sanguinary character. These
observations are Buddcnly hushed, since
the issue ot Uen. McClellan's order, and
no further difficulty on the subject need
be apprehended for the present. The
army will wait till the 1st of January
next, to see whether the Government
really intends to carry into effect a policy
certain to draw from the desperate chiefs
of the rebellion a system of reprisals.
whose character, is already foreshadowed
by the resolutions offered in the rebel
Congress, and is sufficient to make hu
. Fighting for the Fat Gourd.
The true object ior which the Lincoln
Government is prosecuting the war, is
well illustrated in On incident which oc
curred during the Federal occupation of
the gallant county of Jackson, Ala. A
patriotic matron, annoyed, but not at all
intimidated, by the uninvited visit of a
Federal soldier, asked him "What are
f ou Yankees fighting for, any how?"
He returned, for answer, the styreotyped
one "Why, for the Union and the Con
stitution." "Well," said the matron, "1
Buppose you found the Union and the
Constitution when you stole Mrs. Sim
mons' fat gourd, t'other day."
The North is fighting for the Southern
fat gourd; in other words, to enrich them
selves on the fat of the land at Southern
expenses, but they are much more likely
to throw all of their own fat in the fire,
says tho lluntsville Confederate.
Good News from Texas,
From private letters of late dates from
Texas, to a friend in Grenada, the Appeal
learns that the "steamer Gen. Rusk has
arrived at a Southern port with an im
mense amount of poivder and other ar
ticles." What are DunkardsP
The talented and witty Editor of the
Field and Fireside thus answers a ques
tion often asked of late, "what are the
,Dunkards?" "Dunkatds are a set of relig
ionists, who wear long beards, practice
abstinence and mortification, and deny
the eternity of future punishment."
Jackson once Surrounded. An army
correspondent tells the following inci
dent that occurred in Maryland btwecn
Stonewall Jackson and the ladies. They
surrounded the old game cock (he said,
"ladies, this is the first time I was ever
surrounded,") and cut every button off
his coat, and, they say, commenced on
his punts, and at one time it was feared
he would be in the uniform of a Georgia
Colonel minus all except a shirt collar
and a pair of spurs. For once he was bad
BQy-The Memphis Bulletin says Rev.
Abraham Pry no, who made himself noto
rious by a publio discussion with black
guard Brownlow on the slavery question,
in Philadelphia, a few years ago, commit
ed suicide by cutting his throat on the
24th Sept., at his home in Williamson,
N. Y. We suppose that was because
Brownlow has gone over it proved too
1. i I. ! . I
mucu ior nun tooear.
t& The Federalists at Nashville are
plundering the country within 10 or 15
miles of the city. Their foraging parties
go out in force to the houses of the citi
sens and take everythirg they have in
the way of provision. They are literally
devastating the country in every direc
tion. The people of that portion of the
State are intensely Southern in their
feelings, and are willing to do anything
to aid in relieving the State ot the bands
of plunders at Nashville, if the Govern
ment will give them the means and the
opportunity of so doing. .
, tSS" We are pained to announce the
death of A. G. Graham, Esq., editor of the
Jonesboro' Union, He died in Jonesboro
on last Monday, after a short illness.
Mr. Graham was a lawyer, and for the
last lew months devoted but little time
and attention to his paper, owing toother
business preseieg upo.i hit time GVn
villi Banner. , -. 1 ; '
Yankee Notions About tho Gener
alship of Stone wall Jackson. -
The following review of Confederate
strategy in general, and of that of Stone-.
wall Jackson in particular, taken from
the Washington correspondence of the
St. Louis Republican, cannot fail to inter
est our readers! .
The country must by this lime fully re
alise the situation in this quarter, and
the knowledge of the radical changes
which have so suddenly taken place can-
not but administer a heavy shock to the
publio pulse. A little more than two
short AiontlM ago we were besieging the ,
capital of the rebels with our beat army,
under our best Generals; now the enemy
haye again invested -Washington. .
On the 20th of, Jun, Jackson turned
McClellan's right, and forced him back
from the suburbs of Richmond, in seven
days of bloody battles; on the 20th of
August he turned Pope's right, and in
five days fighting hurls him on the forti
fications of Washington. Thus, in two
short months, the tide of battle has rolled
backward one hundred and sixty miles,
and the position of the combatants com
The operations of "Stonewall Jackson"
ior lie does the fighting has no paral
ell in modern history. H will be remem
bered he occupied the position of "Pro
fessor" in the Virginia Military Institute
for years before the war commenced,
where he taught the young F. F. V.'s the
science of war. and fitted them for the
command of their legions now in the
field. There lie was evidently the "right
man in the right place." When the war
heenn he was commissioned a Brigadier
General of Volunteers, and had command
of a brigade in the battle of Bull Run,
July 21st, 1801, where he distinguished
himself by his unflinching valor and cool
control of his forces. In that engagement,
Gen. Bee's South Carolina troops wavered,
when he rallied them by exclaiming
Look nt Jackson's men; they stand
like a stonewall!" And Beauregard af
terwards using the same expression, in
describing their conduct in his official re
port, Jackson was dubbed ins present
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title Horn lliai time, uuring nie .au u
winter following he was placed in Com
mand of tho small "army ot observation,
which held the upper valley of the Shen
andoah" and the country round about
Staunton. It was intended that be should
remain quasi inactive, to watch tho ene
my and to wait for him; but he soon com
menced manoeuvering on his own respon
sibility, nnd began revealing evidences
of the stutl that maltes gooa uenerais.
The high military authority at Richmond
discovered early in the spring that he
was disposed towards such extensive ope
rations with his small command that he
might get himself into trouble in fact,
nstonisliej-at the boldness he displayed,
they began to draw the official reign on
him; but Jackson crustily replied "Send
mo more men nnd less orders, or more
orders and less men." From that day
they trusted him. He pitched on Shields
nt Winchester, but failed, only because
Banks's corps had advanced as far south
at the time ns ho supposed, and return
ing, reinforced Shields at the end of the
first day's fight. During the night he
drew off and retreated up the valley.
In less than thirty days he dashed at
Fremont's advance, west of Staunton,
nnd driving it back, wheeled his army,
sweept down the valley and drove Banks
across the Potomac. Returning to the
upper valley, ho maneuvered around for
three weeks in the meantime dealing
Fremont a heavy blow at Cross Keys and
thrashing Shiefds in the Lurny valley
and, then suddenly swept down the Vir
ginia Central Railroad, via Gordonsville,
on McClellan's right, before Richmond.
The part ho nlaved in winding up our
campaign on the Peninsula is well known.
Almost belore the smoke naa intea irom
the bloody field of the Chickahominy, we
i i . i .
hear oi mm again on ins oia Kiaruping
ground above GordonBville. Cedar Moun
tain was fought and won from Pope he
fore he knew his campaign was opened Jack
son fell back, but ony to flunk him on
the right. Pope retired from the Rapi
dan to the Rappahannock, but Jockson
swung still further round to tho North
and outflanked him ogain. Yet again he
gave up the Rappahannock and fell back
south of Warrenton, and, for the third
time, Jackson outflanked him through
Thoroughfare Gap, and at lost got in his
rear. Pope now had to fight, and he did'
fight well; but victory perched upon.
Jackson's banner, and our armies rest on.
Shocking. At springs, a fashiona'
ble watering place, recently, a guest was
discovered bathing his feet in the spring:
one morning, which as the water was used
on hotel tables, caused great indignation
among the boarders, and said "guest" got
"fits" from the two hundred ladies and'
gentlemen. One young miss said she
guessed that was what gave the water its
peculiar healintf qualities, but those who
did see it in that light skedaddled. Bos'
ton Post. .
8 The organ of Lincoln the New
York Times, had an editorial a few months
ago, in which the following, among oth-i
er things of similar import, appeared":'
"Slavery and Popery are incompatible
with liberty, nnd when we shall wipe out
the former, we will then turn our atten
tion to annihilating the letter."
jj- Ex Senator Pugb, of Ohio, having
received an invitation to be present at a
war meeting in Cincinnati, made the fol
lowing reply: "You must excuse me; 1
think it is time for those who have not
themselves enlisted to quit exhorting
others on the subject." Sensible,
PiNSACOLi.A correspondent of the
Columbus Sun says all is quiet about Pen
sacola. The enemy do not rehtare be
yond the leach of their protecting guns.
He thinks warm work may be expected
on the Gulf coast the coming winter.
JoT A Washington letter, dated Oet.
8th, says,' "Judge Smith of Wisconsin,,
and two well known jurists, will leave to
morrow for Beaufort, South Carolina, as
a commission, to carry into effect the Con
SST A letter from Mississippi to gen
tleman in Lynchburg, says that the prices
of substitutes in that State is from five
tbotibund to eight thousand dollars.