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r Additional Details of the Late Fights
V IN' VJ R G IN I A.
From .Richmond Papers of the 9th. .
The last few. days have not been surpassed
"** by any period bf th? war for the>jaagfftade
and importance of the military op?rations,
and the justly absorbing interest which they
excited. From the Rapiden and from the
. Appomattox, the sound of battle*, bas filled
" the air, and the shock of .conflict has shaken
tho earth. The water* too, hare .-afforded
an arena for the fury of the combatants, and
the Bhores and caverns of the Jame? haye re
sounded with terrille explosions. ft ...
" The chief interest has, of course, centred
upon the operations upon the Rapidan. The
others.were of great importance, but thtje
were Vital. Two great armies under tho lead
of the Generals, whom their respective coun
triea-regard aVtheir atlest, there struggled
fdrvvictory, wjitntbe lifeand death of our Con
"* federacy as the stake of battle. The Army
of the ?btomac, under Lieutenant-General
Grant, was there to destroy the renowned
Army of Nofthern Virginia, under the lead
of the General whom its soldiers lovo as their
life, was there to defend. The people of two
"Confederacies were spectators; and* awaited
the conflict with deep anxiety and bated
- breath; if successful there, our victories else
where would be assured and confirmed; if
defeated, our long gloomy war would have to
be fought over again.
^Most reverently and fervently do wo thank
God that our hopes have been realized, our
fears dispelled and our enemies disappointed
and put to confusion and defeat ! As fast and
as far as the news flies, "the people of this
Ccnfederacy will lift their hearts in thanks
givings to Heaven for so signal a deliyerance,
and in praise and honor of the battle crowned
heroes who have added the fame of this spion'
did achievement to their past laurels.
Grant's cavalry crossed the Hapidan, at
Ely's Ford, on Wednesday morning, the 4th'
int t., ab.out daybreak. His infantry followed,
crossing tho same day at Ely's Ford, Which
is not far from the month of the Rapiden, and
at Germanna, which is some miles Higher up.
Both of these fords ware below the right flank"
- of Lee's fortified position. O a the same day,
E wei IV 'and* Hill's -corps were despatched
from above, and, by the next morning, (Thurs
day, the 5th,) had gained a position very near
Gratit'aiine of march. Grant wfsjfcthus forc
ed to confront bim, in order J?o save his flauk
frcra attack. And to do him justice, beseems,
to have crossed in order to fight; for" he
swiftly advanced upon Lee's line, and thuB
Tilt FIRSTjjAY's BATTLE-TUCR3DA Y, MAY 5.
Lee received the attack on thia occasion.
It consisted of a powerful assault on Ewell's
corps, forming the left wing of Lee's army,
and of several repeated, courageous and des
perate attacks on two of Hill's divisions. The
attack on Ewell seems to have been first and
casies**ilenced. It resulted in the complete
repulse of enemy's right win?, with, the loss
of four pieces of artillery and a large number
of prisoners-how many?is not definitely
11111*3 corps was more obstinately attacked.
The .enemy are said to have charged with
great vigor and braver,-, advancing up very
near our lines. They were received with the
heroism worthy of the^ veterans uf Heth's
and Wilcox's envisions, and in ever}- instance
repulsed with heavy slaughter.
Au attempt to turn our right flank with
.cavalry anti artillery was successfully resisted
and. ?riven back by Rosser and bis eallant
brigade of cavalry, though greatly outnum
bered. -This cioaed the operations of the
SECOND DAV'S BiTTLK-FRIDAY, MAY 6.
The next day Longstreet's corps appearod
in its old position aa right of Lee's army,
(Ewell's position being on the left and Hill's
In the pentre.) It had, we believe, been pos
ted back toward Gordonville, convenient to
the expected field of operations. It signalized-]
its participation in tbb battle by turning
Gr&Dt's right flanks, and driving it from th?
field jrith heavy Joss.
Hill's corp* quickly recovered 30me ground
loaWearly in the morning while relieving,
with freak troop?,, the divisions tkat'bad sus
tained the first day's fight. A general attack
by our centre and right wing appears to have
been then made, which forced Grant's lines
back several miles to Wilderness, with great
Joss in kided and wounded,
Ewell, on his part, wu not ?nert. A high
ly" creditable flank movement was made br
?rig.-.?en. Gordon, o? Iiis command, which
was rewarded with success, and aa its fruits,
the capture ef a considerable number of pris
oners, and the pressing of Grant's right from
Germanna down to Ely's Ford. When it is
remembered that Grant's right "Confronted
by Ewell, rested en the Rapidan, the diffi
culty of flanking it will be understood and
its success appreciated- Here the battle of
' FICHT OX SATMDAT y (CHT.
There was, we learn, severe fighting on
Naturi!ay-night, somewhere neftr Chanoollor?
villo, betweeu the member? of Wickham's and
Lomax's Cavalry Brigades, and the Yankees
-the former being mostly dismounted and
acting as sharp-shooter*: The engagement
was severe, and resulted in the enemy being
severely punished. The fight1" is represented
to have been protracted into (he night. A
number of our men were killed or wouncWd.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY NoBTnE IN VIRGINIA,
May 7,1864-8 p. m.
Hon Secretario/ War : Gen. Gordon turn
ed-the enemy's extreme right yesterday even
ing and drove him from his rifle pits.
Amorg the prisoners are Gens. Seymour
and Shalon A number of arma were" alao
The enemy' have abandoned the Geynanna
Ford Road, and removed his pontoon bridge
There has been no attack to day-only
slight skirmishiflg along the line.
(Signed,) R. E. LEE.
Thu FICHT ON SUNDAY.
Various, rumors were afloat in regard to an
en?agement, but the only reliableintelligence
received from the batrjefield was the follow
ing despatch from Gen, Lee, received at 5
o'clock p. m. Sunday : ^
HEADQUARTERS ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
May 8. 1864.
President Davis < The enemy has abandon-,
?d his position, and is moving towards Fred
ericksburg, This arm? is in motion upon his
right flank, and our advance is now at Spot
s vi vania Court House. ?
? (Signed,) j R: E. LEE.
Firing was heard in tie direction of the
Wilderness during the forenoon Until about
half past eleven, when it ceased. It is sup
posed that at this timo the euemy gave way,
and that Geu. Lee iblllowed, us in'*tbe above
A despatch from a prominent officer at
Gordorisvillo, dated Saturday morning, states
that the number of prisoner.?, captured in the
battles of Thursday and Friday, reached ?ix
Thc following despatch from Gc!!. Lee was
,; Th->" enemy have ab;pdoned their position
and arc inarching towards Frc lc rick-?b?rg.
I am moving en thw'r right flank. Our ad
vance is at iChancello^avill?,,,
ORANGE C. H.,'May 7.--The" pres3 corre?
pondent left the front - at 4 o'clock a. m.'
bringing the following- reliable information
Gen* Ewell again repulsed tho enemy yes
terd?y, who advanced on his front, with fivt
lines of battle. The Yankee loss- is terrible
especially in Early's Jront Ewell's .loss ii
Terysmatt. - - *r' - '
.About 12o'clock, yesterday, the enemy hav
ing previously attacked Heth and Wilcox ami
driven them? backy.?Longstreet planned and
was in the acted executing a flank movement
on the enemy's left wing, when, by the mis
take of our menj he vas fired upon. Lieut.
Gen. Longstreet and staff were severely, though
not mortally, wounded. G en'..Longstreet wat
wounded in the shoulder-so say .the surgeons
with whom the press correspondent conversed,
and who examined his wound. Brig. Gen,
Jenkins, of South Carolina) was killed at the
same time.: Our troops continued to press
the anemy,.Wctil about 4 o'clock, driving back
their left and centre .$ome two miles-our
left standing fast in its position.
Last night our men held possession of the
enemy's battlefield on the J aft and centre,
capturing a number of the enemy's wounded
and some of the dead. The <enemy fought
?yesterday most obstinately on all parts of the
line. Our success was very great, though not
Just before day light, some picket firing
was heard in front of Hill's corps, and about
6 a. in., cannonading, Tasting half hour, was
heard o'n Ewell's line. ?
Our loss thus far is about 5,000, of whom
a large proportion are slightly wounded/' The
proportion of officers to privates killed and
-wounded, is very much larger than iu any
previous fight. . . ' ?.
The Yankee Gen. Hays is reported killed,
and a dead Yankee General, with initials H.
C., supposed to be Couch or Case*, was found
on EweR's front. ,
The fight occurred in a densely wooded
country. Little or no artillery was. brought
At one time,, yesterday, when the cngmy
where heavily pressing Hill's men, Gen. Ker
shaw, opportunely, by double quicking with
his troops, arrived on the field, checked, re
pulsed and pursued the enemy; thus turning
the fortunes of thc day at that end of the
Hue. . '?kg "?
The battle field extends overea space of
eight miles in length.
Rosser's cavalry fought the enemy yesterday
all day on our extreme right, losing heavily.
Eweil captured two pieces of artillery in
the fight of Thussday-, and 1,200 prisoners.
The wounded are arriving here and receiv
ing every attention".
Gen. R. H. Anderson is now commanding
in place oftong^trect. . ?
j?r Two thousand well and wounded prisoners
have been captured tims far.
The battle-ground exteuds from the Rapi
dan River to tho plank road, and is about
twenty-five mile's East of Orange Court House.
The battle is not yet-erMed. The weather is
hot and sultry.
Gordon'* Georgia Brigade and Johnston's
N. C., Brigade," of Ewell's Corps, turned the
"enemy's extreme right flank, about four miles
above Germanna Ford, last evening, between
sunset and dark, oapturing 400 prisoners',
including Brigadier-Generals Seymour and
Shaler. Tho enemy, completely surprised,
hastily fled on fmdiug their breastworks turn
ed and stormed. ? Our loss very slight. '
Stuart was yesterday engaged with the ene
my on our right, and it was reported he was
compelled to give back until Hampton joined
him, when he forced the enemy to ro?ire.
Tho enptny's losses thus far are estimated
'at T8,(W0; our's will reach 7,000. The Yan
kee Gen. Hayes is certainly killed. Wadsworth
is wounded and a prisoner; he may recover.
Oglesby is reported killed. 2,400 prjVsUes
and IOU commissioned officers thus far have
been registered here, hot includiug thc Yan
kee wounded, of which we captured some
1,500? chiefly ia front of Hil? and Longstreet,
Our mun began Saturday evening to bury
oar own and the Yankee dead.
THU MTTLR XKA.R TOWT WALTHAM*, .
On Friday evening, May ?, the enem*y ?Ten*
me?cel to advance irom Port Wulthall again-<
Port Walthall junctiao, the point where the
branch meets the main stem of thc Peters
burg railroad-a distance of some three
miles. There was some sharp skirmishing in
-which the enemy was repulsed with ? lo'-s of
a-Luudred toa hundred and fifty in killed and
wounded. On Saturday the euetny, after be
ing reinforced, renewed his attempt tn ad-'
vance, and about twelve o'clock, after some
sharp skirmishing along tho lines, a battle
was joined by tba opposing forces, and con
tinued with great fury fbr some four or five
hours. The' enemy fought with great stub
bornness, and showed a resolute purpose to
reach the railroad. Our force*, under com
mand'of General Bushrod Johnson, - resisted
their advance most gallantly, and about six
o'clock, after a spirited engagement, 'drove
back their infantry. The artillery continued
to fire slowly, but the enemy mado no attempt
to recover the ground they had lost. During
the night, for prudential reasons, General
Bushrod Johnson fell back upon Swift Creek
bridge, a moat important structure ou the
railroad, a-mile and a fcalf from Petersburg,
and &bon.t ?bp same distance from Port Wal
thall junction, against which it is well known
t|pt this advance cf the enemy is directed.
' The enemy's strength was not known, but
the beet informed sources estimate it at not
less than ten thousand. The prisoners taken
report that ibis whole movement up the
?James river is under the direction of Gen
eral Butler, and that be accompanies the ex
pedition in person. ?
SSCOND DAY'S FICHT Af TORT WALTHALL
On Saturday, at VI o'clock, the enemy hav
ing been heavily reinforced, the fight was
renewed, and continued with great despera
tion for three or four hours. About 6' o'clock,
the enemy wai driven back with considerable
loss. During Ibo night, our forces fell back
to Swift-Cre-ak Bridge The ene?my is sup
posed to have been about 10,000 strong. Our
troops were under command of Gen. Bushrod
Johnson, of Kentucky. Telegraphic commu
nication remained open with Chester, -nine
miles this side of Petersburg, until 3 o'clock
yesterday (Sunday) morning," at which time
the operator, learning that the. enemy were
within a mile of the place, and advancing in
heavy force upon it, took up his instruments
and left: Recoanoitroing parties weut a3 far
as Port Walthall Junction, and ascertained
that thc railroad track was t:p about there,
and that thc Yankees had retreated towards
Bermuda Hundreds. Thc departure of i^me
of their transports renders it probable th?t a
portia? of their forcea have left tc reinforce
Giant. H ?
THE VERY LATE T FROM THE SOUTHSIDE
ANOTHER GUNBOAT BLOWN UP.
A dispatch was received in Richmond on
Monday night, about 12- o'clock, from Gen
eral Bushrod Johnston, atJJwiftCreek, stating
tbat a gunboat on the Appomattox was a es
' troyed Monday by. artillery fires?from Fort
I dillon. She was disabled," and the enemy
burnt ber to prevent our forcea gett'iBg hor.
The other gunboat engaged in the attack on
Fort Clifton retired fem the conflict. r
Haygood^WSoutk Carolina) brigade met
?with heuvyToss,-enemy outnumbering them
greatlj-and were fofced back into ourworkB.
The- enemy advancing on City ^oint in i
?? . SQ MK OF THE GALLANT PFAI).
Gen. Sti fiori died ni Richmond on Sunday 1
. jaioming, fiomtl . effects of a Wound ip-his !
Should tr ii.S'.<?.ed by a Email minie gr musket '
ball, ranging from the left Bhoulder to
right, and touching the spinal column,
was from Lousiana, had been in the war f
its commencement, and had diatinguie
himself for his bravery. He was about fe
five years old. He leaves in his native S
a wife and nine children "<
Brig. Gen. Jenkins, another of our dis
guished dead, is a great loss. From the 1
he had always been rioted for his bravery,
was the youngest brigadier in the serY
being scarcely twenty-eight years of age.
Gol. John L. Miller, another gallant soi
Sonth^?arolina, was among tb^e killed. .
THE YANKEES AT CHESTER.
The Yankees mate their entrance i
Chester Monday moping: Their force '
about six thousands Therre was no one in
plac??but women and children. No dam
was done to the place.
* After remaining at -Chester some three
four hours they left-their cavalry taming
in the direction of Clover Hill mills, a pc
about twenty-five miles in a west?ly dis
tion from Chester.
THE YANKEES KILL TWO OF OCR MEN AND N
THEIR BODIES TO TREES.
A gentleman connected with the naval i
vice tells us of a most fiendish atrocity cc
mitt cd bj the Yankees at Bennuda Hu od re
It appsars that, a day or two ago, the Y
kees espied a small party of our men engaj
in laying torpedoes in the riv?r, near Cm
Neck, and immediately started in bot purs
of them. Our men, to elude theehaae, tc
to a avramp near by, where they atlimp
to concealthemselveBj .buttwoof themwi
c*5on found and .captured by ihc. Yankees,
getting possession of them, the Yankees p
ceeded to put them te death on the spot
the most horrible manner. They bayone
them to death, thrusting it through a
through them, but this seemed even not
satiate their hellish passions ; they took th
dead bodirs and nailed them through 1
flesh to the trees 1 This was done out of
venge for the blowing up of one of their gi
boats on last Friday by a torpedo.
" The twa unfortunate- men who suffered i.
terrible fate were a boatswain named Gund
and a boatswain's mate, named Smith. 'UK
are two others of the.party unaccounted f
and it i H fea, cd that they too may. have fall
into tho bauds of thc Yankees.
A YANKEE RAIDING TARTY ON* TUE CENTR
v .. RAILROAD. .
Atfankee raiding party, appeared at Bei
or. Dam depot, Monday. At the time th
reached tho station there were four trai
heavily laden with bacon and other 6upp!i
intended for Lee's army. One of these trai
succeeded in getting off in time to save itse
but the other three fell into the hands of t
YankoesAid, it-is supposed, may have be
burned, xke party numbered about o
Beaver. Dam is about forty miles abo
Richmond, and thc depot there ls a very su
stantial brick building-among the finent i
the road. Itis^t favorite point bf attack f
the Yankee raiders, and this, is the third
fourth time they have dashed upon it.
FITZ LEE DRIVING THE ENEMY.
A letter rectived by the Frcdricksbu
tram, Sunday, states th:'t Fitz Lee cngagi
the enemy with his cavulry on Friday, ai
again oa Saturday. lu Saturday's fight, wbi<
took place at Todd's Tavern, in Spotsylvap
County, a lew miles fr?*m the court house, 1
drove the enemy toMithpll's Ford, punishir
them severely. Two captains and forty-eig!
privates, captured by Wickhams brig?d
were brought down on the train-moat
them belonging to New York r?giments.
lt wa* reported at Milford, when tho ca
left, that the cavalry were fighting ihn ?i.eir
NARROW ESCAPE OF BUTLER.
Butler escaped capturo one day last wee
by the u. skin of his teeth." Ile rode up. i
the direction of Chafiiu'a larm to inspect"h
i'tne of pickets, but mistook a Conf?d?ral
picket post for one of his own, when he WE
Bred upon. - At puco perceiving his mistaki
av turned, and followed by ins staff, gallope
off as fast aa their hori"-n could:' carry thee
Our pickets, however, succeeded in capturin
his orderly, who was eeut up to Richmond.
Thc Red River Battles. *
The Springfield Jiepubtican publishes J. ,;r
vato letter from an officer, written at. Gran
Ecore, La., shortly aftet General Banks' bal
lleaA. The writer says :
Got!..Hanks was advancing with thc cor
fidenc? that he had only to advance, and ac
vance faster than the rebels retreated. Soe
ing our exposed position, they brought ou a
engagement near Mansfield, which resulte
in the loss of all the train and artillery whic
was irregularly distributed iu the train. Th
attack waa eo 6uddon that all were pani
stricken, the horses were cut from the was
ous, and artillery and infantry precipitate!
fled to the rear. Then the cavalry boeam
engaged, but only for a moment, when thc
abandoned their-moraea aud fled. Then th
Thirteenth Army Gorps was ordered up,
brigade at a time. Thus this corpsa was feat
fully routed, ldaing some ' sixteen or eighteo
hundred men, and those who did e*cap?-wcr
forcod to abandon their atm?. Had it nc
been^or the plunder in Ihc captured traii
this entire cot pa would have been taken pri*
oners, one brigade at a time. I hara talk?
with many of the 13th Ceipa- who. were ts
ken prisoners, and escaped while the rebel
were plundering tho train. The 13th is no1
almost without arms. It was commande
by Gen Ransom and four brigade combar
dcrs. Gen. Ransom was wounded by a ba
passing through his leg abtve tho knee,'an
throe of the brigade commanders-were kille?
The remaining ono, Col. Ray men, is now i
command of the corps. Gen. Banks is uni
versally condemned by officers and men. Th
few rebel prisoners we have are very jubilan
and say : " Well, Gen. Banks has been th
best commissary we have ever had in this de
parement, air. co he hos been in com mane
We could not get anything from Butler."
A correspondent of the Philadelphia Prem
writing from Grand Ecore^'on tho 10th ult
furnishes that pnper the following lively" dc
..cription of the route and panic of the F?deral
before the veterans of Kirby Smith :
" Then came one of thofe unaccountable
events no geuius or courago -can control,
find it impossible to describe a scene so sud
den and bewildering, although I was prcsenl
partly ail actor and pa. .ly a spectator, an
Gjjw plainly everything that took place. Th
battle was progressing vigorously. Tho mus
ketry firing was loud and continuous, am
having recovered from the danger cxpet'ienc
ed by Ransom's Division,'we felt secure c
our position. I waa slowly riding along th
edge of a wood conversing about thc event
.and prospects of tho day. We had drawi
into the edge of the wood to allow an ammu
ni tion wagon to pass, and although man;
wcro observed goiitg to the rear,-some un foo
and some on horseback, we regarded it as ai
occurrence familiar to every battle, and it oe
casi?nod nothing but a pasing remark.
I noticed that most bf thos? thus wild!
riding to thc rear were negroes,- hangers oi
and serving mei.; for now that we have, gon
BO deeply into thia slaveholding country, eve
ry non-com missioned . officer has a ser vant
and every servant a mule. These peopli
were the first to ?how any panic, but tho
scampering aiong I he road only gave am nee
incut to the.aoldier-, who pelted them, rn!
stones, and whipped their flying animals vritl
slicks to Increase'their speed. Sudden'
there waa a rush, a shout, the crashing o
trees, the breaking down of rails, the rai]
' and seamper of men. It was aa sudden ss
though a thunderbolt had fallen among as,
and set the pines on ?fe. ,-JFhat caused it;
or when it commenced, noone knew. I turn
ed to my companion to i ?qui re the reason of
this .extraordinary proceeding, bat before be
had the chance to reply, we found ourselres
swallowed "up, as it were, in a hissing, seeth
ing, bubbling whirlpool of agitated men.
We could not avoid the current ; we could
not stem it, and if we hoped to live' in that
mod company, we most ride with them. Dur
line of battle bad given way. General Banks
took, off his bat and implored bia mea to re
main; his a taff officers did the same; but it
was of no avail. Then the General drew his
sabre and endeavored to rally his men, but
they would not listen. Behind, him the reb
els were shouting and advancing. Their mus
ket balls filled the air with. that strange! file
rasping sound, that war has made familiar to
our fighting men. The teams were abandon
rd by the drivers, tho traces cut, and,the an
imals ridden off by the frightened men. ware
headed riders rode with agony "hi their faces
aad for at least ten minutes it seeme? as if
we were going to+ destruction together. It
wai my fort?nelo seethe first battle at Bull
Run, aRd to be among those who made that
celebrated midnight1 retreat towards Wash
ington. The retreat of the fourth division
was as much a route as that pf the first Fod
eral army, except that fewer men were en
gaged/and our men foughf here with ? valor
that waa not show-n on that serious, sad
"mock heroic day., in July, ^se rode nearly
two miles ia this mad cap way, UDtil on thar
edge of a ravine, which might formerly have
been a bayou,.where we found Emory's ?livi
sion drawn, up in line. Our retreating men
fell beyond thia line, and Emory prepared, to
meet the rebels. They came on with a rush,
and as the shades'ef the night crept ever the
tree tops they oncou?tered our men. Emory
fired three rounds, and nie rebels retreated.
This ended the ' fight, leaving the'Federals
masters. Night and the paralyzing effect of
the stampede upon our army made pursuit
impossible. The enemy fell back, taking
with thom some of, the wagons that were
left-and a number of the guu>* tbjrt were
The Kaleen at Sea. .
At eight o'clock on Friday evening, the 6th
instant, Che Confederate iron-clad gunboat,
the Raleigh, andar tho command of Lieut.
J. Pembroke. Jones, and bearing-, thc broua
pennant of Flag Officer Lynch, crossed thc
New Inlet Bar ia search of the blockading
'squadron. During the night" tho. iron-clad
steamed up and down the coast a considera
ble distance but without being ?ble to come
te close quarters, save in one or two .instan
ces, the first shortly after goiug out when j
.Labt- met a blockading vessel ccaising about,
aud gave ?er a sevcn-irJch . shot crashing
through her-tides: The blockader immedi
ately left making signals to the fleet. The
second was shortly after midnight when she
got another shot at a I? "kadey which appa
rently took her for a steamer trying to como
in. Receiving a shot from the Raleigh he
hoisted the usual signal of a Blue-light, think
ing he had boen fired on in mistake by some
of h?3 consorts. Another shell undeceived
him, and soon alarm signals flashed through
the Yankee fleet, which put out tn sea. In the
iWoruing some eight Yankee war vc seis heve
in sight, but none ventured near and only
two or three within longrange. The Raleigh
held the anchorage she boing eight mi.les
from'Fort Fihher, until 8 o'clock on Satur
day moruing, when.the Flag Officer, finding
some derangement of tho propeller, which
could t%t be adjusted, slowly steamed for the
bar?nd canut in. What damage wflsdoncj
to tho blockaders wv do m>! km.tv. We re
gret to hear that the Raleigh sro? aground on
iLo 11 rip" wilde eomin>r :a. What bt-r dam
age bom that may bf, we cannot saj. She
aas ii"t hu once by the ?ueray.-Wilming
ton Journal, 9lh-.
t*?r W. C. BBB'/ President cf the Imparting
aud Exporting Company of South Carolina, has
recently contrbutcd te the Soldier?' Wayside
Hume at Cbajducton (be ninga iiieient donation of
Teu Thousand Dollars.*
Candidates for .the Legislature.
Dn. H. R. COOK,
(j KS. R. 0. M. DUNOVANT,.
MAJ. A. J. HAMMOND,
COL. JOHN HUIET,
CAPT LEWIS JONES",."
Da. W. D JENNINGS,
Rr.-. A. W. LINDLER,
J. P. MICKLER, Eso.
GEO. p. TILLMAN, Esq..
DR. A. W. Y0UNUBL00D.
State of South karolina,
P. M. Butler, jd
A. P. Butler, '[ . .
va. . j
Abner Perrin,-et al. J
BY virtue of an order of tho Court in this case
I will sell on THURSDAY, tho 9th June
uezt, at Edgefield C. H., the Ken i Estate of Mr*.
M. Julia Butler, decoased, tu wit :
ONE LOT iii thc Villnice of Edgfcfit-ld, having
on it a comfortable Two Story Dweilinj, and all
necessary out-buildings", conveniently situatod to
tho business part of the Village.
Sold-on a credit until the first of January next,
with interest from day of sale, except eosts off
suit whioh must be paid in cash. Purchasers to
give bond with at least two good' sureties to se
cure tho nurohase money, and pay for titles extra*
Z. W. CARWILE, C.E.E.D.
May 9, '-. ? Stf 20
AT THE SAME TIME. I will sell all the per
sonal Estato of tho lato Mrs. M. JULIA BUT
LER, deo'd., consisting Cf
HOUSEHOLD A*D KITCHEN FURNITURE,
. ?o., kt., Ac.
SoM on a credit until 1st January. next with
ihWeit'J-'from day of salo. Purchasers to give
notes with approved^pretics.
.I. WN CARWILE, Adm'or.
May 9tb_,_ Jit 20
, EXECUTOR'S S?LE.
BY Virtuo of an order fr?m W. F. Duri soo, Or
dinary of Edgefield District, I will -proceed
te.soll at tho.lato residenco of L. W. MAYS, de
ceased, ob THURSDAY, the 10th MAY. all tho
K"il and Personal Estate of said deoeasod, em
bracing ONE TRACT OF LAND of
More or le's, adjoining lands of Pr. J. A. De
voro, T.'W. Lanham, Josiah Lar-hanr. and ether?.
Thc Personal property consista in part?jf
12 Likely Negroes,
HORSES. MULES, CATTLE,-HOGS,
CORN, FODDER. PEAS, SHUCKS,
COTTON IN THE SEED,
Creen Hides in -Tan, Plantation'Tools, on? Road
Wagon, ono one-horse Wagon, ?ne Btigify
and Harness, Household and.Kitchen
Furniture, tfne Double barrel Shot
Gun, one fiajldlo, Ac., Ac.
TERMS.-For ?Il ?urns of-and under $30 Cash;
ovor that amount on a credit cf twelvo months,
with interest from day of tale.
GEO. R. MAYS, Sx'nr.
May 3 2t JO
A SUPERIOR'JACK will stand ta? ensuing
is Spring Season at Dr. R. T. Miras* Steam
Mid. Terms $20.tho Sea??*!?-tbs money/ to ae
couipauy the. mart. The Seasnn to o? flamenca
the 10th Mareh and dose the 1st June. > ;
J. H. toe.
Feb IS tf r 8
SUGAR AND SALT!
IHAVE on hand ?Jorge lot of Cboioo SUGAR
und SALT whichlam ftn?horiaed toBARfTER
for CftRN or BACON. For further partionlars
call on . JAS. P. BRYAN.
May 3 tf 1?
Barter I Barter! ?
IWILL BARTER GRANITEVILLE GOODS
-also, Cotton YARNS-for BACON, LARD,
WHEAT, CORN, CORN MEAL, .CHICKENS,
BUTTER, EGGS, Ac. A. WRAY.
Hamburg, May 2d, 1864._4t 19
.A. TkPd Repairing !
JOSEPH FREY, from Charleston, inferas
the Ladies and Gentlemen of Edgefield and
vioiaity, that be is bore prepared to TUNE and
REPAIR PIANOS, ORGANS and MELODE
Persons desiring to hare their Instruments In
order will'plea?o call soon at tho Advortisar Office.
May3 .s tf 19
Tax in Kind.
DEPOT No. -, SECcNo. -, 4th C. D. S. C.,
EnoBPfBLD'C. H., May 7th, 18?-L
HAYING been appointed Agent for receiving
the Tax in Kind a', this plaoe, producers
will take notice that I am now ready to recoiro
the Tithe-Tax of Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes,
Corn, Wheat, Oats, Rye, . Buckwheat Peas,
Ground Peas, Cured Hay, Cured Fidtkr, Cotton,
Rloo, Sogar, Molasses, Tobacco and Bacon, and
that they niaat&elirdr it on or before the loth ef
June next, or else be liable to forfeit fire timos
the estimated val?o thereof indofault of payment
in Kind. No produce will bf received ovcr-12
miles fro aa-this piece. . . . '
S. F. GOODE,-Agent,
Depot No -,8ec. No -,4th C. D., 8. C.
May ll it . 20
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, ' ^
ITU CoxeRKSRioxix DISTRICT- S. C., .
ABBEVILLE, April 29tb, 1864.
THE MEDICAL BOARD for tko examination
of Conscripts in Fourth Congressional Dis
trict, will meet, dating the month" of May, in ao
oordaoco w.ith the appointments below.
All persons between the ages of Seventeen
and Fifty, who have not been exempt by the
the Enrolling Officer, will report.
All Surgeons' Certificates' of Exemption, given
previous to the first day of April instant, are
hereby rcvwkcJ, and all persons holding such
certificates arcTorder.d to report promptly.
ArroiNTMENTS or BOARD.
Abbeville, Mondaj', May 16.
Newberry, TueB<' . , May 17.
Laurens, Thursday. May 19.
Lexington, Saturday, May 21.
Edgefield, Tucsduy. May 24.
H. F. ANDREWS. Surgeon P. A.C. S.,
-r President Examining Board .
Fourth Congressioual District, S C. i
May 0 ._ 2t 20 |
Tax Collector's Notice.
IWILL attend tho times und places hereinafter
mentioned to finish cdlnciiog 'bo State and
District Tax for the year fp63, commencing the j
lat October 1852. I will commence nt
fc Red Hill, Thursdny, ?9th May.
< J. A. Talbert's, . Friday, 2tTth
Julm CbeKtbam'a, Same evening, 3 o'clock.
Pleasant Lane, Saturday, 2(st May.
Lhatterrteld, Monday, 23d ?*
Liborty Hill, Tuesday, 24t.h "
- " Wednesday, 2.'n h "..
Whito House, ' Thursday, 26tk. "
Edward Howh, -Friday, 27th "
Woodlawn, . Saturday, 28th "
A. Morgan's Monday, 30th V
J. S. Smvl/s Wodnosday, 1st June
Doras Mills, Thursday, 2nd ?
. Rountree's Store, Friday, 3rd "
A. Komp's, Saturday, 4"th "
Haltiwangers, ." Monday, Cth "
Isbam Culbrea'h'a Tuesday, 7tb . '*
Coleman's X" Roads,? Wednesday, 8th "
"Perry's X Road.?, Thursdav, fltb ?'
Jacob Iluiet'i, Friday, 10th ?
Micklers, Saturday, 11th "
Richardsons, Monday, 13th " g
Mu Willing, Tuesday, 14th "
Mrs. GibsonY, Wednesday, 15th "
George Addy's, Same evening, 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Norris's, Thursday, 16th "
Dr. John Mobley's, Friday; . 17th "
Mrs. Allen's, Saturday, 18th.
After which time my Books will cloie for tho
SUte and District Tax. I hope Tax payors will
be punctual in making returns and paying tbs
same, and save being deublo Taxed.
At the same time and placea in the lSth'Collec
tion District for the Confederate Wur Tax, com
posed of the Otb and 7th Regiments, I will receive'
Returns and Assess the same, of the additional
income Tm. Thia is an additional fax on profits
derived from .baying and selling during the year
1803, any Spirituous Liquers,.^*lour, Whoat, Corn,
Rico, Sugar, Molasses or Syru , Salt, Bacon, Pork,
Hogs, Beef or Beef Cattle, Sheep, Oats, Hey,
Fodder, Raw Hides, Leather, Korie?, Mules,
Boots, Shoes, Cotton Yarns, Woo), Woolen, Cotton. I
or Mixed Cloths, Hats, Wagons, Herne??, CptN,
Iron, Steel or Nails. Also, ull profits mode by
buying and selling Money. Gold, Silver, Foreign
Exchange, Stocks, Notes, Dub.'"? Credits, or Obli
gations of uny kind, or any Merchandise,'Proper
ty, or eifeots of any kind, cot enumerated, a.Tax
of 10 per cent, is loriad.
I will also receive Retaras of tho sole Pork
slaughtered hy any Person between th? 24th April
liri:), and-the 1st of March 1304, as all are sub
ject, tb this Tax in Kind except those who>did cot
slaughter moro than 250 lbs.,,and they are exempt.
Also Registered Persons are required to mako
returns of their quarterly sales for the^qnart*r
commencing* the 1st January and ending the 31st
Marek 1864. j ;
Also, on tho amount .of all Profits exceeding
Twenty-five per cent, made during tho year 1863,
by any Banking Company, Railroad, Telegraph,
Manufacturing or other Joint 8tock Company m."
tny description whatever whother incorporated or
ot. a Tax ef Twenty-five per cent-, is levied to
in addition te tho Income Tax of such Banks or
jOompanioB under Act of 24th April 1863
THEOS. DEAN, Assessor
I2tb Collection Dist, j
Apr 26 7t 18
IWfLL attond.at thc time and places indicated
below to recoiro returns, of Taxes levied, un
der the Act of Congress of 17th Fabruory, i364.
Thia Tax. is an addition to the Tax on Income
and Profits nncnhr the Tux Act of 24th Apr. 18o3.
Ridge, '?>"> Wednesday, 18th May.
Jamos D. Watson's, Monday, 2-d "
Mrs. Norris', Tuesday, " 2Uh .?'
George Addy's, - Wednesday, 25th "
Mrs. Gibson's, Thursday, 2fith "
Mount Willing, * Friday, ' 27th "
Dr. ?*. R. Mobioy's, Saturday, 28th "
Tax Payers aro-required to return all profits
made by buying and sollhfg at any tim? hetweei:
the 1st day of January I8t'3, and tho lst'day ot.'
January 1684, auy Spirituous Liquors, Flour,,
Wheat, Corn, Rice, Sujar, Molasses or Sj rup,
Salt, Bacon, Po?k, Hogs, Boef or Beef Cattle,
Sheep, Oats, Hay, Foddor, Raw Hides, Leather,
Horses, Mules, Boots. Shop?, Cotton Yarns, Wool,,
Woolen, Cotton or Mixed Cloths, Hate, Wagon.,
Harness, Cual,.Iron, Steel or Nails.
Also, all profits undo by baying ami selling
Money..Gold, Silver, Foreign Exchange, 6tocks,
Notes, Debt?, Credits or Obligations of any aird,
or any Merchnndi.:o Property, or effects of any
kind nut enumerated in tho preceding paragraph
a tax of 10 per ceut. shall be assessed and col
Jiett Pork.-Those parsons who havo fa-iled-to
maka tboir returns of Pork will saro themselves
much trouble anti expense by doing so forthwith.
Registered Tax Payers are ncrfijrud also to ro
tura their quarterly aalos fur tho quarter-ending
31st March, or tu cv will bb liable to a double tax.
.R. C. GRIFFIN,
, Assessor 13tb Col. Dist.
Apr 19 6t ' 17
A Final Settlement.
FINAL SETTLEMENT will be mado en
_the Estate of James H. Swearingen, de?'d.,
oe THURSDAY, tho 9th day of June next
Persons having claims, against said Estate aro
notified to render-lhem in, properly attested, by
that time, or they will he barrt^, Tko hoirs
or th*>ir repr?sent?t!res will meat tht.Adtalniltrv
tura in (be Ordinary's Office on that day.
KHZ. S WE ARIN GEN, 7 ...
?. ?. DUBis?E, ;
'Mayo *6 - - 1*
For Tax Collector. *
BENJ. ROPER, >^
?*^W. H. HOLLOWAY, -
I CXRCTUXJ^R. T;
HEAD QUARTERS, *
DEPT. 8. CAROLINA, OEORQIA A FLORIDA, <
Cu A p.LE tran, S. C., April it*, IMA.
IN order to expedite Ibo forwarding of paokagea
to the Soldier? in this eemmand, Lient. J. J.
MELLON, In addition to aii genoral duties, la -
hereby announced ai Agent for the reception of.
package? forwarded to the troop? ia thia Depart
( ment bj their friendx.
He will make'^rangements tn reejare at UM
Railway Depot!,- and frota ibo Exprm Ce ai na
ny, air packages or parcels addressed to soldiers,
' and will- be held faspoazikla for their pronpt du* '
Special attention shouf3 be paid to tba dire?- ?
tion of boxes, Ac Tba name of-th? .?Idler, an?
letter of tho Company te which he b??oBge, of tho
name of tb? Captain, as well ss tho sambar ea?
the Regiment?ahonld bo-ln the address.
Packages mast sot contain more than ona han*
dred pound;-be well secured-and... seat at Uta
expense of tba shipper. .
By command of General BEA ?rBMAitn. ?"
r . H. WEMYSS FEILDEN,
' Captain Jt A. A. C.
i Having beea assigned to the above duty my
Office will be for the present on Hudson Street,
3d door from King Streets.
JOHN J. MELLON/Meut-, Ae.
. Apr 19 lm . 17
THE GRAN?TEV'IL?E^MANTJEAOTURING .
COMPANY will Barter CWh for Pro
duci?, on the following terms :
One Yard 4-4 Sheeting, Dffils or Qanabnrgs, er
li eh tor Cloth in proporAio; , for a pound of Bacon
Sides, a pound of Lard or Tallow.
Three yards of the same, and in the same pro
portion for light goo J?, for a bushel of Corn or
Peas, or a hundred pounds of good Fodder.
Fifty yards of the same, and same proportion
?f light goods, for a barrel of Superfine Flour.
Three j ards as above for a gallon of Sorgho
All articles must be delivered at Or.niter?llo
where the exohaagea wifl bo mada. Tko highest
. price given -for good white clean Cotton, witter
without cloth o? vori og-and the same paid ?cr
ic Cloth at market rates. ' ^.
WM. O REGO, Prte'tr
Apr 12 - tf lo
* Sam Houston.
THI8 THOUROUGH BRED, four mile horse,
will stand the presea: season at the follow
ing places, vii : Ono-third of bis time at Curry
ton ; ono-third at thc plantation of John A. Wrsa,
and one-third at Luther Oetton's, at the following
price; : By the Season, $50,- by Ia.-nronoa, ido.
id ta groom in each casa.
SAM HOUSTON is a beautiful mahogany bay,
sixteen hands and 1 j inches high, combining aise,
action, form, style, speed, stamina and symmetry
8AJrH0UST0N was sired by William Worth ;
be by Shannon ; Sbtjonon by the oelebrMed m-/o
Iforse Feltk. Shenaoa's data was the celebrated
rare mare Clara Fisher; Worth's dam was obi
Flora f Flora was n rall sister to old Barton. Saa
Houston's dam was sired by Shannon ; her- dam
by Belair; grand-dam by old imported Top G dit
SAM HOUSTON is reputed a luraTeii geUer.
Scasoa to commence from ^his date,' and te eotv*
finite until the 10th Juae.
H. A. SHAW.
[ April 7t IC
1ERSON6 having claims against the Esta!? af
Dr. E. Bl-indf dee'd., ary requented to pre
sent the same forthwith to Mr. JameB M. Harri
son, who is my authorized Agent In settling np
tho businou of the Esta''
A. BLAND, Adm'x.
" Nov 4 tf 44
ALL persons hartog claims against the Estilo
. ot Jas. S. Adams, doo'd, are notified to render
them iu, proper y attested, before the 1st Dee.
1SC4, and those Indebted to said Estate will please
pay thu eaawwithout delay.
A. G. TURNER, Adm'or.
Nov. 25, ly? 47
_t_- -. ?, ? ?
ALL persons indebted to the E?tate of Wa.
Toney, deo'd, will pay. the same w i thon t delay,
and these having claims against said Batata ara
notified to. render them tn properly attested, ta
Dr. J. B. Courtney, Agent for the Administrator,
forthwith, as we desire te close np tho Estate aa
soon as possible,
GEO. J. TONEY, Ad'or. smy
Burial Gases! ?
Ikeep constantly on hand a fullstoek ef HH?vt
rand Mahogany COFFINS, wbieh, from aa* '
after thia date, will be sold-tor CASH, and at
prices as reasonable as ike time* will adaiit of.
The use of the HEARSE will be ehargad fer
aocoifling to the samo ratio.
JOHN Wi. WITT.
Edgcfiold, S. C., Oct 19, im. tf 42
ALL pewona in anywise indebted to the Esteta .
of E. M. Pena, dee'd., are earnestly reqaest
ed to come forward and settle'np without delay.
Those having claims' against eaid Estate will'fen
der them in, properly attested, at on early date.
G. L. PBNN, Adm'er. -
Aug 4_ tf_.:; 31
AFINAL SETTLEMENT on the Eitato of
Winfrey Whitlock, dts'd., will ba made ia
thc Ordinary's Office, on Tuesday, 7th June, 1864.
Tho Heirs of said Estate will take em? notiee and
meet-tho Administrator on the day above men
tioned. GEO. WHITLOCK, Ad'or.
Mar 7 . ?_3m * ll
Vi HNAL-8ETTL2MINT on tko Estate of
x\ Blite'oeth Wbitlook, dee'd., will be made in
tho Ording-/? s Office, on Tuesday, 7tbyJur.e, 18C4.
The Heirs of said Estate will tik^due notiee and
meet tho Administrators at the timo and placo
G. W, TURNER,
Mar 7 _3in ll Adm'ors.
Ethan Allen !
THIS tie-rough bred youag STALLION will
stand the Spring Season at tb* Subtcriber**
plantation, at $35 the Season, pr.$75 to insure
tho money due on, the 1st June, at the end ol' tho
ETHAN ALLEN is oat of a Messenger maro
by Ethan Allen ; he by Flying Morgan-the aest^
trotting stock known.
ETHAN ALLEN is a beautiful bay, 111 bandi .
high, levon years old, and of fine form aod ac
tion. He has ai fine oolts aa can be shown in th?
District A. J. HUGHBS.
Mar 20 .. ' tf - 14
ALL persons having olaim? against (he Eatat-o
of P. Rampy, dee'd., are requested te pra
seat them on or beforo the let of Jane, - ai I in
tend to bave a final settlement on ?id Estate on
thursday. JAS. CALLISON, Adtn'x.
Apr 20 _ &t_18
ALL parsons having ol aims against the Estate
of Susan'F.Talbert, doo'd., are notified to
render them in forthwlU. properly attested.
JA8r A. TALBERT,-Ad'or
Nov 24 ' tf_
Ice for Sale !
FOR SALffa quaattry of WE. 3fr**W
par poaad.^... *? -
. Xitay 4 * tt Ir