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tisements and charged accordingly.
Thc Fignting on John's Island.
Thc Courier of Saturday says :
The euemy, since our last report, has kept
up a heavy fire from the mouitors and mortar
boats in Stono, upon Battery Pringle. The
latter replied, doing, it is reported, consider
able execution. The effects of our lire from
the Brooke gun was plainly visible on the
nv m i tors, the latter Laing compelled to re
tina behind a point of woods. Skirmishing
on "ooth Janies' and John's Islands has also
been continuous. Tho report of casualties in
tho light of Thursday afternoon, given in our
last, received late at night, was, we are glad
to state greatly exaggerated. Our entire loss
was not over twenty or thirty killed and
wounded, and were principally from Col.
Lipscomb's regiment of dismounted cavalry.
Some twelve wounded were brought to the
city Friday morning.
A Yankee Second Lieutenant, named J. E.
Spry, of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment,
was brought up badly wounded. Ile states
that he waa cn duty with the 2'J-.h New Yor?
Regiment, and admitted that he had been
fighting with mixed troops of black and white
Capt. Dean's and Capt. Clark's- two com
panies ui the 2d S. C. Cavalry, are said to
have acted with great spirit and distinguished
gallantry during the action.
The enemy advanced about (our miles this
?ido of Itaulover. On their way they burnt
Mr. l-'ripp's.house. Un coming up with our
lorces they immediately threw out two fines
of skirmishers and advanced three times on
our lines, but were as often repulsed. The
force of the enemy on John's Island is es
timated at between three and four thousand,
His Hoe of operations appears to be between
Legareville and Haulover. The position they
occupy has always been considered as neutral
The bombardment of ForbSumtcr continues
without intermission. During Friday, from
eight in the morning to six in the evening
two hundred and thirty shells were tired at
Twenty eight shells were fired at the city
Heavy firing was still going ou in Stono ci
(tbe closing of our report.
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Lincoln's Letter ol' Acceptance.
. The following is Lincoln's reply to the let
ter informing him of his nomination by th?
Baltimore Convention :
EXECUTIVE MANSION-, WASHINGTON', June
Hon. Wm Dfnniion and oilier?, a ?outmiUet
vftltcNr on&l Union.Contcntiun.
? EN TL?: .M. : Your letter of the 1-lth in
Etant, foi niau ?:ji<tyiogme that, 1 have beer
nominated liv he Convention you represen!
fur the Pr.sidc.. :y of thc United States, foi
four years from tie 4*.h of March next, hat
.been received. The nomination is grate'-iliv
?Accepted, as tbr resolutions of the Convention,
sailed th*? platfo :JI aro heartily approved.
While the ?e? . .ilion in regard to the sup
piantis ->f Beti .->l)o:in Government upon
the Wettern ic?w ^eutis?p?li neurred ir,
there r..ight.be :>? MidiTstaTniiri;. were I not
lossy'hattie j >.:ion of thc Government
ia relation to th- .dion of France in Mexico,
. ?LS assumed thro;, ra thc State Department,
and endorsed by t?e Convention among the
measures and act ; of the Executive, will be
faithfully mainta:ned so long as the state ol
facts shall leave that position pertinent and
I am espcciall;' gratified that thc soldiei
aud.the seaman were net forgotten by the
Convention, as they forever must and will be
romemberod by the grateful country for whost
l?leation they '?evete their lives.
Thanking you for the kind and complimen
tary terms in which yon have communicated
the nomination arid other proceedings fifths
Convention, I subscribe rny.*?lf yourobedieu
.servant, ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
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Raid on the Baltimore and Oblo Rail?
On the 27th ult., Col. Mosby, with a por
?ion of his battalion, surprised a Yanket
camp at pufUVs Depot, a station on th?
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad mile:
above Harper's Ferry, and captured th?
whole command, consisting of thirty-nine in
fantry, including two Lieutenants. Thc cap
tors proceeded to take possession of the de
pot filled with army supplies, as also of som?
autwr'e stores in the vicinity, which they dis
pofod-qf in their usually expeditions siyle
The booty was plenty and valuable. Whilsi
engaged iu bringing off the ?poils, a force o
ibrty or fifty cavalry came up and charged c
detachment of Col. Mosby's command, and
succeeded in leaving twenty-six of their num
ber, including a Lieutenant, prisoners in oui
hands, besides several of their dead on the
field. We suffered no casualties, The pris
oners were in Qordoosvillc yesterday.
FROM GE.V. FORREST'S COMMAND.-From
persons who left North Mississippi on Wed
ne?day last, we leara that the lorces of Gen,
Forrest were concentrating at Ripley, Mis
sissippi, in order to meet Washburn, who
was at and East of LaGrange, with a force
of eigfreen thousand men. It was not known
with what force Gen. Forrest would be able,
to meet the enemy, though it was felt that a
severe chastisement awaited him, as Forrest
. does not know the meaning of the word de
feat. He was dismountiuj, every man whe
was not well mounted and thoroughly equip<
pod, It was thought by many that WaBh
burn would try to eludo Forrest, cross the
Tenuessec river at or Dear Hamburg, an<3
push on to the relief of Sherman, but it was
not thought-that the "War Eagle" would
permit him to pass through thc country un
t^^F.eliablo information bas been rcoeired
that a Yankee fleet of gunboats and monitors ii
ready and about to sail from New York to attack
fy Over 100 men, ucrerters from the Yankee
army, have bean arrested on their way to go to
Mexico to join Maximilian's army.
?33* The Herald, of the 1st, says Secretary
Chase bas resigned. Various causes are assigned.
(C^ase^s friends claim that he aeteraiined.a month
A&> retire the end of tho fiscal year. Fes
seudec hi .. bee1, appointed in his place.
?S&- Tho Ccu: fen Journal rsgrets to loam that
Col. P. M. Nelqpc, .at the 7th S. C. battaliou, has
been wounded anti taken pri.'pner during one of
the recent engagea "nts near Petersburg.
Five oscapr' ? Yankee prisoners were lata
ly eapturcd near S; t'sylv^uia Court.Housc. Ya.
-Ihey revert lLnt tb y jumped from tho train
while the guard was asleep, and say that about j
.Ifty menjot away Rt the time. I
JAMES T. BACON, EDITOR.
! WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1804.
Wc return our kindest, .thanks to Mr. J. F.
j Sc ii : ii v Kn for a Charleston Courier, of Monday,
i 11th, from which wo copy accounts of tho light
! of Saturday on John's Island, and the evacuation
j of that Islaud by thc Yankees;
Our Friend of thc Courier.
This morning (Tuesday) we have Leen honored
by a visit from Major MURRKLL of thc Charles
ton Courier fraternity. This intelligent and estima
ble gontleman brings us news from tho City up to
Sunday morning. Goneral Beverly Robertson
whipped the Yankees off John's Island on Satur
day. Reinforcements-whenco and how many
we say not-began to arrive on Thursday lust.
Formidable Brooke gun lately mounted at Battery
Pringle, which will successfully keep tho moni
tor* nt bay and nullify their attempts upon that
position. With tho arrival of the said reinforce
ments thc Y'ankcc operations about Charleston
wiil soou he brought to a close-and to naught.
Wc h.-ar from different sources of tho following
casualties ; they aro *f very recent occurrence
Lieut. P. L. Tanker, 21th S. C. Regiment, son of
Mr. Atticus Tucker, of tho Dark Corney killed in
North Georgia. Yancey Dorn, Hampton Legion,
sou'of Capt. James Dorn, killed in Virginia,
And William Frazier, 2d Regiments. C. Cavalry,
son of our townsman Col. M. Frasier, very se
verely wounded in tho hip while doing picket
duty on J hn's Island-(ired upon by a whole
cohort of dastardly Yankees. Truly tho brave
sons of Edgcfield aro falling like autumn leaves.
Company I, 2d S C. Cavalry.
We publish bolow an extract from- a letter of
our townsman Mr. S. B. GRIFFIN, now with Col.
LIPSCOMB'S Regiment, on John's Island, con
.j turning thc casualties in that command during
j. the fight of Thursday on that Island. This ac
C'iunt can be relied on :
" Thursday was a sad day tor our Company.
It occupied, as I learn, thc right of tho l*.ne, and
ibo enemy advancing, .?uceocJe?! in turning both
our flanks, nnd a sevc:c fight ensued, .n which
our Company lost five killed, one mortally wound
ed, and nine wounded,-tiftebn in all,-nearly
cno half of the Company that wer? engnged. Thc
casualties Fo far ss I have heard are: Johnny
May?, Thomas Crafton,. Moyes Bruce, Andrew
BJ tes und William Bolton killed. Jas. Taylor
mortally wounded, sinco dead ; Johnny Goode
severely wounded in,side, though not dangerous
ly ; Lamar Starke, S. Parkman, J. Forrest and J.
Green wounded. I have not heard tho names of
Thc Mirror again to bc held up to
Tho Lady Manager of thc Histrionic Perform
ance- authorizes us to givo notice to the public
thai on 'he overing of Tuesday, the 26th of the
present tn: fc, Bulwer's LADY :>t LYONS," and
Duckst one's . Dt: AU SnoT" will be performed in
thc Masonic Hall,of our town Nothing w/.s over
written moro beautiful and eloquent than this
world-renowDcd molodraioa of, Bulwer; and as
for thc fiirec. it is actually side-splitting. A great
and delightful novelty of this coming dramatic
entertainment will be a well-trained and superi
or Brass Band. Tho occasion bids fair to bo an
unusually brilliant one. TLe.-c performance.- aro
far tho benetit of disabled soldiers-supplying
One ol' thc Bravest and Best Gone!
Poor TOM^CRAI-TOX, whom wo know so well du
ring thc first ycar-of t/he war, who bai marched
and picketed and fought for three years and a
half, who was decidedly thc mest unflagging and
uncomplaining soldier we ever saw or heard of,
has at last fallen-and fallen as might have been
expected. His memory deserves all tho honor
that could be paid to that of tho proudest Lient.
?* The Golden Daggers."
Send to EVANS A Cous WELL in Columbia nnd
get tho above thrilling sinry ; it will beguilo a
fev hours delightfully. This tale is written by
Paul Feval, u sensational French novelist, and
translated " by a gentleman of Lonitdana." It is
published by Messrs. EVAKS & COGSWELL, a firm
which ought to be, and ir, a souroe of great
? j pride to our State, in a stylo which would bo
t j beautiful at any time, but which now-a-dnys is
A Vision- of the Nights
A much ralued friend sent us at midnight late
ly a magnificent and ethorially dolloate Night
blooming Coreus. We had never seen this rare
" flower of an hour" before, ar.d when we were
awoke in tho still midnight by nn Ethiopi.tr,
holding in one hand a flaming candle and in the
ether a quaint glass vaso containing the shadowy
and Eastcru-looking boauty, we really imagined
for A moment that wo wore nt* *ctor In gomo gor
geous an? fairy scene of tho Arabian Nights. A
more beautiful and pootic t.ffvrihg we havo rarely
seen laid before the shrino of friendship, than
this palo and fleeting Night-Bloom of Mrs. M.
Pestered with Vermin and Medicated
Friend BE*. CLARK, of the 2d Regiment S. C.
Cavalry, in a lato lotter from Gre?n Pond, writes
us pleasantly as foliowi>:
D'or Mr. Editor : Knowing your fondness for
and appreciation of noveltios, relics, .tc, I send
you enclosed a-Two Dollar Bill of the "ol?on
timo.'' This bill, with many others, was found
in a crevice in Castle Pinckney. How it ever
carno thcro, or why lt was put there, surpasses
my knowledge or power cf guer?ing.
We ?re resting here ns quietly as the horse
flics, house flies, s ind flies, dog Bios, lnttsquilocs,
flea3, ?tc, will let Us. As an illu*tra.fion of the
numbers of the Hens, I will state that a few morn
ings since a couple.vf my messmates on nrising
concluded to examine their blankets. Result on
first blanket examined: 45 caught end ma?a
cred, to say aothtag of those thnt ionkx tho hint
and went " without standing on tho order of their
Tho health of .->ur troops is pretty good Tor this
connery, but wo aro having some chills, Ac. As
a preventive che Surgeons have commenoed
giving out rations of Medicated Whitkey. Dog
wood, wormwood, gall, quinine, ipecac and' Coc
culus Indicus seem to be tho ingredients. Somo
of tho men who prefer whiskey alone have im
provised filters so as to extract tho whiskey from
tho drugs! Judge of their chagri? when they
find a little colored water in place of whiskey !
Rend mo tne AcfcirfiVr for all timo to como.
BEN. F. CLARK.
Mr. itt (.malinger not Resigned.
The Barnnnah Republican has ?pip t> lotter
from Mr. Memmioger, written in hts official ea
I p&city, as Secretary of tho Treasury, and dated
j Juno 27,* from which it infers that the statement
j that he has resigned is either premature or untrue.
A Good Thing for next Week.
Wo have received an amusing letter, somewhat
i in the Bill Arp styl?, from "PATJIICK DREAD.
KATTI"-and will give it to our readers ncxtwotUr
For Virginia and Gcogia.
The Central Bureau, Columbio, will despatch
Car? for LEE'S army on July loth, and for Jons- j
STOX'S army July i tah. Address Dr. M. LABORDE, I
Chairman, Columbia, S. ,Q. I
To. our Soldiers.
DEAR SoT.niF.ns.-'Tis lang since we have w;
ten jon a letter. In the meanwhile however,
hove boen thinking of you all tho time, and ai
all circumstance*!-hy day and hy night, in w
and in woe. This latter ire is not ?n egnlisti
editorial we, but means all the ".?ld folks" s
" loved ones" at home. Is if not so, all ye "
folks" and "lovod ono"B ?" And not only do
think of you, but we?ee you; wc are many, nj|i
miles apart 'tis true, but, as Cowper so beautifu
sings: "How fleet isa glance of the mini
Siuce we wrote you last, mnoy, yes, very ma;
of your comrades have fallen! in thc day of bal
and gone to sleep ou honor's- heil ; they pcrforu
their hero ?tarts jgjjj; and ha-Ws passed away fr
earth. 'Thoy bled for'all that is dear to mar
for Cod and native land; and their names gu
make up the immortal martyr roll of Frccdi
. Peace be to. their ashes, and may'a grateful coi
try remember their noble deeds. Their bb
has bcon sprinkled upun theialtar of their coi
try, aud their noblo livos offered up for tbeircoi
try's good. April, May,.. June--three months
preparation-nay of bard fighting-three mon
of expectation so lively that each week has bi
suro the following week would bring on tho cri
-and yet no great and. decisive battlo. T
great,' God knows, but not decisive.^ The gra
trial for the freedom of the ?outh is still te
made in Virginia aud Georgia. The sooner t
grand trial comos, tho better; A great hatti!
certainly a thing to bo dreaded, and avoided
consistcut with hauor, duty and ic'ernst, cspeci
ly when we picture to ourselves tho incvita
results-the manly forms prostrate and fore1
dead on ploughed up fiold?of mud nndgoro, th
bright patriot souls winging an untimely fligl
the legions of. wounded and their we?ks n
months of untold agony within the hospi
?walls ; and, saddest perhaps of all, the mourni
that must fill tho once happy abd late hopo
hein&s, for tho loved manly faces that shall nei
bo soon more. Yet, muchas these things m
^oppress our sensibilities, both rccsen and feeli
tell us that when the issuo 'is unavoidable, mi
somer or later be met, procrastination is not ot
wearying and enervating, bat actually unendu:
hie., Thc pei-ple at home feel this, as well as t
soldiers whose blood is to seul the issue.
But when wc say not decitive, we do not say
complainingly; our successes during 1S61 ha
boon too sigual and triumphant for any feeling
doubt or complaint. Wc aro. besot with no foi
or misgivings as to the end bf tho struggle. H
tory records no example of h peuple like us
numerous., so unitod, so determined-being FI
jugated ; and we' feel that the people of thc SOD
uro not rosorved by fr.tc to form this sad prci
But we are talking too much of the war te yt
who live and move and hara your being in it.
Now were wo a little bird, i/o would light arno
tho leaf-y boughs above you} and pipe and ti
into your ears an airy song ??oncoming old Ed|
field-and those you love. 'But alas-worse lu
to it-wo aro not a little bird; so wo must e'en
satisfied to chant you a very prosy prose poi
on. tho above inspiring subject. Bah t as o
Edgeficld sow finds itself, prose is decidedly t
style to suit it. Lonely streets, closed doo
fathomless dust, and implacable heat are its pr<
ent characteristics. Ono-?rmod and one-lcgg
soldiers, " horribly stuffed with epiihets of wai
aro often to be seen on thc deserted walks ; thc
always serve thc good purpose of arousing I
half dozen tqrpid Kalitun of the public squat
who generally beckon thom to. a cool scat, ai
there liston to their talcs of perils, dongers, ai
battlo?. In the meantime the stray chickens ai
itinerant pigs wandor about, almost too much in
bued with tho gonoral listlessness to illustra
their family mottoes of "Scratch chicken" ai
" ropt hog or die." TK? tjUf&ti?sts fr-y-nt tl
park very much, and. refresh themselves ofn
with Adam's ale from the public pump, whi<
has fer twelve months been broken and uselss
but is now in a stato of integrity. 'Tis well
has been placed in this stato, for guzzling co
water is now our chief amusement; the heat bi
roached it; Ultima Thule-that is in thia world
and every body drinks as much water daily ;
Job's behemoth. Soon however tho public epiga
triam is to be astonished and delighted with tl
taste of watermelon; of this heavenly^ luxury M
are told tbero will soon bo an abundant suppl;
Abundant or not though, we may safely pred'u
that ono will have to pay fearfully in Conf?d?ral
fodder for the enjoyment.
As to our streets and roads, they are in a atai
which would cause a community of Choctaws t
blush and hide their faces. There is literally n
- describing our lamentable condition in this r<
g*rd. That the Town Couaoil cannot better titi
is all boih-mero want of vim and energy. Ito
dieu I if they cannot get tho necossary jum'bc
from the mills-and why can they not?--wb
then let thom have lt hewn. Tbcro aro tb o to i
our midst still who remcmbor when all lumbc
was hewn, or fashioned with the hand saw. An
certainly there is among ns no want of ipa.de!
eho/els and niggers. For tho s?rcate aud road
to be in their present condition is simply a bur
ning disgraco to tho Council, and a gross want t
reepect, courtesy, ?cd punsid'-ution toward.- th
ladies of the community. Were our peu acudgr
-and we were as much at liberty to usc a?0gt
as a pen-we would rap tbs offenders over luci
unworthy beads from this day forth soundly am
roundly until we heard no rrro from fair woroei
of daily and hourly peril to life and limb. Wi
.have heard it suggested lately that the charter bi
taken away from this wretohed Council, and tb<
powers vested in it referred back to tho Commis
sioncrs of Hoads. Is such a thing possiblp ? I
so, let it bc done immediately.
But you must not imagine, soldiers, that Edge
field ?3 without ita agr?ment. For irstanco, we
have charming dramatic entertainments cow and
then, for tho benefit of soldiers, on which occa
sions our poople may sec beautiful plays aB well
performed and as well put on tho stage ns nuy
where iu the Confederacy. Wo mean exactly
what wc say. A beautiful aud intellectual woman,
whose ?avoir-faire is only equaled by her ??e*iV
vicrc, and tbeso only by her exbaustlcss energy,
presides over these entertainments j and as long
us she presides, so longhill they be tasteful, clo
gant, and odifying. A> 1??*" ?-3 the sun sbinos,
so long will nature be lovely !
Marrying and giving in marriage is still a popu
lar divertUstment-if W# aiay apply so light a
word to so sorious a businoBS-among us. Two
noble soldiors have lately lod to the altar two of
Edgefield's fairest flowers. On both occasions
thore was mirth arid merriment and light and joy
and flowers and music and tullo and tarletane and
cake and wino and the " fatted calf' and the
" stalled ox" and boauty and bravery and love.
"None but the bravo deservo tho fair." Wo w?6h
them all the happiness a poet could dream or
Our last salo day was in every respect a miscra
j bio miscarriage. There was not a Corporal's
guard out; an old gentleman who drovo a cart
I laden with houuy was decidedly thc lioM of the
I day. For weeks past the sun bas been merciless
j -merciless to mnD, beast, and thc fruits of the
i earth. Thc weather is as hot ns in that Tophet of
which good old Jubu Bunyan nnd bis Pilgrim
speak eo often. Tho farmers arc murmuring
loudly and accusing Providence of jill manner of
shortcomings. Let thom boar in miud thc caso
of thoBc lunnuring Israelites with whose discon
lent God becamo so outraged that ho sent " liery
serpents" to bite them. In fact though, thc
drought is telling seriously on tho forward orr-,
and gardens arc literally Imming uti ; cv-ry after
noon however for .?oute days past wc have had u
promise of ruin; wo will certainly get it soon. Of
course you all know by this time that thc present
wheat crop in Edgoficld is abund int, mil the
grain of good quality. And so probably will bo
the corn crap i.f wc get rain in thc courso of the
coming week. Blackberries ure evorywhorc, but
peaches ncrrbero ; apples arc few and inferior.
The ladies of rheEdgefiold Village Aid Associa
tion, who bavo worked far tho soldiers JO long, so'
faithfully; and so efficiently, have lately hud under
consideration tho establishing of a Hospital in
our midst; they boped to have pnfu-ns sent thom
from thc sometimes too crowded hospitals of Au
gusta-and al so contemplated making a sort cf
Wayside Home of it. After thorough aud very
careful deliberation and investigation however,
they have well nigh concluded to abandon their
noble, but almost" impracticable design; imprac
ticable on account of the inaccessibility of our
village, and thc long^ time it would requiru to Ct
up any vacant premises in proper hospital style.
But they will continu? to work in your behalf.
AVr feel assured that every womanly heart throbs
with oaruest aymputhy, and that every womanly
bund will bc lifted in the attompt to relieve your
urgent wants. At all ere/ire, avery womanly hand
might to lc lifted in-th e attempt; and if this
sentonco ineot thu tyo of any whoso hand is not
thus lifted, let it be to her an exhortation and a
What else can wc tell you of tho people at
home ? lu spiritual matters, we feur they arc far
behind you of tho Army. ' In tho Methodist
Church, on Sunday last, tho Bcv. Mr. SMITU read
from tho Christian Advocate extracts from several
very earnest and encouraging letters, concerning
thc wonderful progress of the work of grace
among tho soldiers of tho Confederate Army; he
.also on this occasion solicited contributions for
thc purposo of Ecnding the snid noblo Christian
paper to thoso soldiers. Although tho congrega
tion was most tinurually small, some hundred and
twenty or thirty dullard wero immediately con
Uut Rrnco ia not abounding among the people
at borne. Tho mighty worldly issues and inter
ests that have absorbed public attention for the
past threo years, have lowered the standard cf
Christian morality, Christian conscientiousness,
and Christian fidelity. Pastors have lost none of
their earnestness and zeal and faith and power;
but nevertheless their Church members are be
coming intensely secularized ; tho things of mam
mon have got hold of their hearts, and their
hearts aro beginning to whisper, "these be thy
gods." We are unworthy, wc well know, to cast
a stone ; but'the mott unworty may sometimes
give a note of warning. Dont con?oive howovcr
that wo are quito equal to. thc Sodomites and
Amalckites of old ; you must look across tho
linos to your friends the Yankees for that par
But let us conclude our lengthening letter. We
send our heart's lovo with it-and hopo it will
make you think of "home, sweet homo"-that it
will cause you to look with hopeful and trusting
gaze through the dim future, and greet the old
mansion?, the i>hady bowers, the green fields, and
the longing, loving eyes,athat aro smiling to sec
you ?nco again.
TJn'wouted ami Patriotic Liberality.
We heard casually the otbor day that Mr. M.
A. RANSOM of Hamburg bad again presented tho
Edgcfield Village Aid Association with another
hundred yards of-cloth. If we mistake not, this
is thc.Jilth. time this eslimablo gentleman has
done the like good deed. Nor is this all Mr.
BASCOM has given to thc cause of Southern lib
erty ; hie ?oiy- ?err felt -rn -Virginia, doing, and
having done, his duty nobly and manfully. Wc
cannot forbear recording suoh admirable liberality
as tho above, though wo bear of it merely . by
EST Thc Medical Board for this District will
meet at this piece on thc 1C th inst.
Soldiers at IXolne.
Within two or three days past we have had the
pleasure of meeting Capt. LAFAYETTE B. WEYER
of tho 24th ? Dr. CALHOUX, Assistant Surgeon ol
thc same: Dr. JEFF TEACUC now stationed at Ml*
Pleasant, in thc neighborhood of Charleston ; and
Mr. JAMES DJ.V of the old 7tb, who has been
transferred, to cavulry, and ia at home for the
purpore of fittjng himself out. All there ircntlc
mcn are well and hearty, with tho cxeption of
Capt. WEVER, who, wc deeply regret to say, is in
a very precarious state of health-looking wem
out and used up. ne shonld not soon again risk
the hardships and fatigues of Oen. JOHNSTON'S
For the Advertiser.
Wo hopo all concerned will meet with us en
Wednesday, tbi ICth inst., ai wc wish to como to
a final decision in regard to tho Hospital.
MRS. ANN GRIFFIN, PEES.
MRS. WM. GS OOM AS, Scc'ry cfc Trcas'r.
Jor the Advertiser.
MR. F.piTor. :-Itv.asmy pleasure to attend,
ott the 1st inst., an exhibition near Mountain
Creek Church. It was well attended by the fair
sex, as well as t. good sprinkle of boys and old
men. Tboro wore also some soldiers, who par-j
ticipated in tho enjoyment and festivities of the
day. This Academy is conducted by Mis3 S.
A. SEOO, of Edgcficld,-who has been employ -
od for several years in the instruction of childron.
She is well qualified for for tho educational train
j ing of the yputbful miad. Her long experience
j and talent in the instruction of children, is such
j as to give perfect satisfaction. Why cot thc la*
' dies of the South, make as good tcaohcrs as any
other? Nay, better,-for they ar? natives and
understand thc euston's, usages ?tc, of our peo
The affair was one of delight, especially to the
patrol.: of ihc School. It wa? astonishing to see
how these little boya and girls could face the au
dience and pass through the ordeal of the day.
"'herc were a number of young ladies belonging
to the School, who participated in these e'xercises,
all of whom did credit to themselves, their teach
er, parents, and their country. The young ladies
delivered several select pieces Buitablo to tho oc
casion. One on tho " Munassaj and Bull-run
fight, the retreat, io." Anothor " An Address to
the Soldiers." Thoro wero twelve young ladies
participating in theso pieces. They bud them
arranged so as to make them beautiful. Thc last
and most affecting piece was " The Farewell Ad
dress," !*y Miss EMMA W.
At the close of these exercises, the crowd wore
invited to dinner. And a nice dinner it was, pre
pared by the good old matrons of that vicinity.
All hearts seemed to enjoy the delicious repast.
Thus the day was spent in social quietude " made
up of innocence aud love."
?&~ The New York Daily A'eics is clamorous
for peace upon any terms-any conditions. Fer
nando Wood lately made it very bold speech in
the United State? House of Representatives, and
said if he over bad ?ny design in aiding to wiso
troops for such purposes ns thoy" bad been em
ployed in, he boped that God might consign him
to eternal punishment.
From (ien. Lee's Army.
I'EinnsDcnc, .Inly 10.-About fha o'clock or
Friday cvor.ing.our artillery ulong thewhole linc:
opened upon ibo enemy and at times our nier
mounted thc worki; and defied thc enemy, wli,
sought thc cover o' his intrenchmcnts. Thc' ene
my replied with artillery firing, which lastet
about thirty minutes.
Tho cuomy have made nc\ assault on our linci
for tho week passed. Tho impression is that th?
enemy have drawn off their force frum our front
For r?verai nights tho rumbling of artillery and
wagons ha." been distinctly heard all night. Thc
ononiy, however, still keep up, a show of force
nlojg our ontire front All ie quiot to-day.
RICHMOND, July 9.-Nothing further has beei
received from thc Valley to-day.
It is reported that another large force of Tan
kees are crossing to the North side of the Jamel
A number of citizens of Frodorioksburg wh<
wc?e parried off by Grant's orders as hostages fol
Yankees captured in the tewn after the battle o
the Wilderness, have boen exchanged^
They loft Washington on Wednesday, and ar
rived at Frcdcricksburg thc same day. Intense
excitement prevailed at Washisg'on from thi
announcement that forty thousoi; 1 rebels were ap
proaching tho city. Lincoln had called out thi
militia of the adjoining States.
A telegram from Harrisonburg says, thc excite
ment there was most intense, in view of the ru
mors that Breckinridge WAS upproncbing in tb?
direction of Chambcrsburg. The report soyi
Breckin ridge bas? twenty .thousand men, and hui
From Charlctton Courier of Monday, Wth.
Saturday's Fight en John's Island.
.At an early hour Saturday morning heavy ant
rapid discharges of musketry and light artillery
in the direction of John's Island were heard ir
the city. News was soon after received of a se
vero fight on John's Island, and the.cheering an
nouncement made that the enemy, after a bard
a-jit stubborn resistance, had been driven from uti
bis posilions. About Dine o'clock thc following
dispatch was received at Headquarters from
John's Island :
" MAJ. J. STMXCFELLOW-I attacked the ene
my, who was expecting me, at daylight this
morning, and am driving bim at all points. Wc
have passed the line of works he occupied yester
day. Our ca snakier; beary.
. (Signed) B. H. Rosr.uTso:-,
From au officer who particip&Ud wo loam th?
fellowing facts :
The enemy, after the previous day's skirmish
ing, had. taken up a position about a mile and s
half in front of Burdcn'.i. Causeway. They . had
thrown up a very heavy line of inlroncbment?,
a mile long, which was strongly fortified with
Tho force of the enemy behind tho intrench
mcnts was estimated a? about three thousand men,
A dessrtur who*came in said that it consisted ol
nine regiments, and were commanded by Gens
Saxton, Brown and Hatch. Gen. Hatch wa:
wounded in the fight. The negro troops wen
placed in the enemy's fror-t, white troops bringinr,
up the rear. Our own line was not moro thai
throe hundred yards from that of the enemy's.
About daylight our forces, undor the commanc
of Ooncral B. IT. P.obertson, moved forward t<
thc attack. . The infantry were commanded ty
Col. Geo. Harrison, of tho 22d Georgia, and th<
artillery by Lioiit. Col. Del Komper. Our ad
vance troops consisted of tho 32d Georgia, li
G Borgia Regulars, 47th Georgia, Bonnoan's Oeor
gia Battalion and part of tho 4th G corgi a cavalry
together with th? Marion and Washington Artil
Our mcu steadily and gallantly pushed forwan
to tba storming of the enemy's position under i
terrific fire of musketry and artillery. In leap
ing over their works many of the brave Geur
giana were wounded in the head, breast and stom
acb, principally the latter. A desperate hand t<
hand encounter also took plaoe behind the forti
fications. The fight lasted about an hour, wber
the enemy gave way along tho whole line, and
were gradually driven back to their second linc
of intreachments, behind Burden's Causeway.
Luring the fight tho onemy were reinforced by
two regiments of infantry. We took but few pris
oners, the fight hoing a most obstinate one OD
both sides. The musketry firing ceased about
nino o'clock. The artillery firing was kept up
till towards evening. Our loss was estimated at
about seventeen killed, and ninety three wounded.
The following dispatch waa received at Head
quarters about balf-past twelve o'clock Suturdayi
" Fonr PEUMEnrox, July 8, 12 M.
Light artillery firing with occasional Tellies ot
mucketry is slill heard on John's leland, steadily
receding Southwards in the' direction of Legare
ville, where the Yankee gunboats ar? stationed."
A later dispatch from* Gen. Roberteon was ro
rc ired about six o'clock, which stated " that the
U erny was supposed to bo abandoning John's
7 land. A Urge -number of transports could bc
seen at the wharf at Legare ville, and men ob
served passing to and from thc boats, whether
leaving r.rth their grounded or landing more
troop?, was not definitely ascertained. Our cas
ualties were estimated at about enc hundred kill
ed and wounded, the latter being principally in
1 the stomach."
Tho enemy abandoned bia position on John's
Island during Saturday night, burning the bridge
after thom? At 10.11 A. M. SunJay morning, thc
following despatch was received :
Sioxat, STATION-, # "l
. Cn YitLESTOS, July 10th, 1?G4, ' J
By Signals from John's Island. J
To General Jone* :-Tho enemy retreated last
night. I nm following.
(Signed) Goncrnl ROBERTSON.
Several transports loaded with troops from
John's Island left tho Stono Sunday afternoon,
and went round to Morris' Island. k
A largo transport filled with troopscamein from
tho South Sunday, and anchored behind Morris
Unusual activity waiTobscrvcd among thc troops
on Morris' leland Sunday, und it was believed that
; unothor attack was meditated on our James' Ia.
I land batteries.
The wounded arrived in the city about six
o'clock Sunday.morning, and were received at
t and distributed around from the Louisiana Hos
pitals to the vari?os hospitals of tho city
ATTACK ON BATTERY SIMKINS.
About 9 Relock Sunday night, the enemy in
barges attempted to surprise Battery Simkins,
but was again gallantly driven back, only three
of tbeir.-baigcs effecting a landing. The others
could not bo brought up to the effort. Shortly
after ten o'clock tho following official dispatch
was rcccivod from Lt. Col. Yates, commanding
post : ? . .
"Four Jojfssov, July 10, ?ECt.
Tho cuctny, iuimadiatoly after dark, expecting
not to find us cn the alert, mudo an attempt to
tike Battery Simkins. Wo oponed upen then,
heavily with artillery and infautry, driving thom
book: Three of their barges tffeoted a landing,
but finding Unit tho balauce of the expedition
could not stand up to it, they took to _ their boats 1
and made off."
On Kunday 242 shots were fired at Fort Sam
ter.. "Our batteries on James' and Sullivan's Is
lands kept up a brisk Jire in ropiy to Gregg and
Later Yankee News.
PCT cns JIU RC) July 9.-r-The Washington Chroni
cle of the Cth inst., hu,'? been received.
Intense excitement exists in ibo North in enn
sequence of the great rebel? raid; Martinsburg
has been captured with large quantities ef sup.
plios. Thc Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and
Canal wore badly injured. Ransom is supposed
to command the rebel cavalry and Early the in
fantry. The rebels wero believed to have roach
ed Hageretowu, Pu, by the 6th instant, bound
on un extensive raid in Pennsylvania. .
Governor Curtin bad issncd a proclamation,
saying that the enemies of the Government in
desperation are threatening the State with an
armed force in the hopo that General Grant may
be withdrawn from before Richmond. The rebel
force was not knowa.
" Scigel is again safe by timely flight
The latest foreign intelligence in the Chronicle
gives an account of a great naval engagement
botween the Alabama and the Kcartage, in which
the former was sunk. The engagement lasted an
hour and forty minutes. The fight tgok place
ten miles from Choi bourg on Sunday, 11th of,
June. The Kearwje was commanded by Capt.
Jxo. A. WIXSTOX, who sent a challenge to the
Alabama, which was accepted by Capt. SEMMES.
The Alabama was disabled by a shot through
her boiler while attempting to board tho Kear
saye. Captain Semmes and a portion of the crew
of the Alabama were saved by the English yacht
Greyhound. S emmes was slightly wounded in
thc hand. He reports his loss nine killed and
twenty-one wounded. Tho Keartaye was con
Captain Scmmes left -all his chronometers,
specie and ransom bonds at Cherbourg previous
to going ont to fight. He was landed at South
ampton by the Greyhound.
At Southampton Semmes was offered a publia
dinner, but he declined, and proceeded to Paris
to report to thc Confederate Commissioner.
The Yankee Congress ?djourned tine die on tba
Ex-Governor Reeder, of Kansas notoriety, is
Ricn?ioxn, July 16.-Tho Baltimore Gazette,
of tho 7th instant, says: Martinsburg, Harper's
Ferry and Point of Rocks, have fallen into the
hands of the Confederates. They obtained a*$cry
considerable amount of booty from thoso places#
Hagerstown was occupied by the Confederates
on Wednesday. Thc Yankee troops retreated to
Ure cn ca .-tlc, Pa.
Gold in Now York, on the 6th instant, was.
quoted at. 259.
e ? ?
j29* Lt, Gen. A. P. Stewart has boon appointed
to fill the vacancy occasioned by tho death ef
Gon. Polk. Gen. S. is a graduto of West Pointy
and is said to be a worthy successor of the la
mented officer whose place he fills, whether as
regards piety, skill or valor.
$33- Qon. Johnston's headquarters aro at
Snijrna Church, a little old country meeting
house, with a dilapidated graveyard, six miles
this side of Marietta. Lient. Gen. Stewart on the
right, II (.od oh the left, and Hardco in the centre,
with a lino extending across the rail-road, is the
ojganization of the army.
?St" We learn that a telegraph io despatch bas
been received from tho Postmaster at Wilming
ton, stating that mail communication with Rich*
mond has been resumed-tho rail road betweon
?\\ eldon and Petersburg having been repaired.
%ST Brigadi:r General W. S. Walker is doing
well and is treated with kindness by the enemy.
A Situation Canted
AS TEACHER in an Academy or School
by one of several years expeiier.ee, who has
been permanently disabled by a wound. Address
H. C. L.( Adetrtieer Ofiice, Edgefiold C. H.,S. C.
July 13 2t 29
ALL work done at my Shop must be PAID
FOR ON DELIVERY, from this dite. Re
member that. ' H. A. GRAY.
July 12 2t 29
BY Order of W. F. Durisoo, Ordinary of Edge
field District, I will sell at tim Into Mal
vern Resideuce, two miles from Hamburg, on
Saturday, the 23d inet., at ll o'clock, A. M., tbo
personal estate of Mrs. Catherine F. Hammond,
doe'd., consisting of
ONE WAGON AND HARNESS,
COWS, HOGS, Ac.^Ac.
jSTTerms made known on day of sale.
' M. C. M. HAMMOND, Ex'or.
July 8 - 2t 29
No. '?50 BROAD STREET,
WILL givo personal attention to RECEIV
ING, FORWARDING AND STORING.
Also, will buy aud sell on Commission, TO
BACCO, Country Produce, Blockade Goods,' and
all sorts of Merchandize.
Orders afcd Consignments solicited.
COFFEE, SUGAR, SYRUP, SALT, SODA,
Starch, Soap, Rice, Candles, White* Lead, Win
dtfw Glass, Whisky, Shirting, Yara, Nails, Hoes,
and a large assortment of Chewing and Snicking
Tobacco. All of which will bc sold low foro-.sh,
or will be ex banged for Bacon, Lard, Flour,
Grain, and all Country Produce.
Augusta, July 12 dt 29
Slave Labor for the Coast
DIVISION NO. 3.
1COMMISSIONERS OF ROADS and the
e town authorities within the Judicial Districts
of Fairfield, Richmond, Edgefield, Lexington,
Ba! nw ell and Orangeburg, will forthwith sum
mon all slaveholders within their rt sp ea ti va limits
to deliver ONE-FOURTH of their slaves liable
to Read duty, at thc Railroad Depots nearest
their residence, at 10 o'olock, a. m., on TUES
DAY, the 2d day of August next, there to await
transportation to Charleston, to labor on the for
tifications for thirty days.
II. Tho military authorities at Charleston hav-v
in - made a reasonable concession to thc demands
of planters, by. suspending tfce requisition for
Labor until August 1st, it is hoped that allin
Division No. 3 will respond fully to this call.
III. All negroes delivered on the call of the
Agent'of the Statu, er voluntarily, will hm prompt
ly discharged at th* expiration 0f thirty days'
labor. Those delivered under arrcit-, will be 'de
tained for a double term, as the law provides.
R. B. JOHNSON,
Agent of tho State of South Carolina.
Camden, June 21, ? 8t 29
A Good Saddle
TO Exchange for a portion of a Buggy Har
ness. Enquire at ihis-Qffice.
I July 13 . lt 29
.ffbN last Thursday evoning* between Samuel
! Vf Marsh's and my house, a BUGGY TIRE,
for which a liberal reward will be paid.
J. WESLEY BARR.
Ju]y 12 \t_29
IS hereby given that application will bc mado
to tho Legislature of this State at" ita next
Session forachorer of the Bath Mills Company
in Edgefield DI Uric U'
July 13 Sra 20