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War and General News of Week
ENDING JULY 9 1862.
The army before Eichmond continues
to t th most absorbing topic with our
people. Indeed the sane may be skid
of the whole civilized world, which awaits
the result of that struggle as closely
connected with the. end of rebellion.
Editorial critics and street-corner poli
ticians who stay at home -t ease, have
given "their poleum assurance that Mc
. Cle'lan and Halleck are both poor sticks,
much given to slow sieges and caution
and not to dash aDd therefore they are
mere imbecilities. Fortunately the arm
ies them?elves are coufent with their
Gen. McClellan had made his approach
l.y the York Eivjr and thcnc by Rail
road to the Chickahominy, both of which
pave him ready transportation. He has
fought a series of battles extending
throwgh seven days, and has changed
" kistase- to the James River, where he is
sustained by gun-boats, has a more de
fensible position, and has better chances
of advance and attack. The crities are
again in trouble about this whether he
did it from choice or an compulsion. Our
ewn opinion is that there should be a
Master Commissioner sent down to take
testimony' as soon as the battle is over
and the Master could be sure of safety.
The General will now advance on Rich
mond, and he will take it.
There is a most unwise partisanship
between the opponents of McClellan and
the opponents of Secretary Stanton. The
Secretary has committed errors, but he
v.ill not be apt to repeat them. He is
r.n able man a man of energy, and much
better than any new one. Every Gener
al we have, that does not break clear
down, is a better general at the end of
each encownter and especially at the end
The absorbing nature of the contest
at Richmond and the withdrawal of Jack
son's army leaves little to do in the
Mountain Department and in the Valley.
The return of soldiers tells us that
Buell's army, has advanced towards
llantsville ; and Gen. Mitchel has gone
to Washington. The amount of Buell's
force 40,000 would make it probable
that he is to reach the railroad by which
the rebel army at Richmond procures its
fupplies. He may cut off supplies and
also prevent retreats.
Vicksburg is said to be taken but
there are no particulors.
It is rumored that a larjre number of
slaves have been set to work to open a
channel across a bend in the Mississippi
opposite Vicksburg with a view of des
troying the town by leaving it inland. It
is to be hoped that the rumor is untrue,
as the act will hereafter be looked upon
The Democratic party held their con
vention on the 4th day of July. It
is to be regreted that they should resort
fo a separate organization at this time.
Taken as a whole the Democratic party
are animated by sound Union feelings,
and they have taken a due part in furn
The resolutions are very good as far
as they go, but they deal too much in
reprehension of Abolitionists, if they
mean only the extreme way of the Union
it is proper; and if they menn to em
brace the whole Union party it is unjust,
quite as ucjifst as the imputation of sec
ressionfsts, betowed upon the Democrats
by a certain class of editors who are on
ly republicans and not Union men.
The first two resolutions are these :
1. That we are, as we ever have been,
the devoted friends of the Constitution
and the Union, and we have no sympathy
with the enemies of either.
2. That every dictate of Patriotism
requires that, in the terrible struggle in
which we are engaged for the preserva
tion of the government the loyal people
of the Union should present an unbrok
en front, and therefore all efforts to ob
tain or perpetuate a party ascendency,
ty forcing party issues upon them, that
uecessarilj tcad to divide and dist.act
them, as the abolitionists are constantly
doing, are hostile to the host interests
cf the county.
This is clear and explicit, and ought
to be satisfactory.
The other resolutions count many oth
rr points well taken, but standing as they
o, they may be taken as opposition to
the administration on mere party grounds,
vhich is not the feeling of the Demo
cratic party as hitherto manifested. The
line is dim and crooked between opposi
tion to the administration aud opposition
to the war.
TlieTreeident of ihe Cwvcuti.m, Saui'l
Medarr, ta returning th.nnk? for thcLonor
done him- in culling him to preside, spoke
of thf krte Cttikd Statu." That is the
jebellija diakit of the Eiutb, and we
suppose was unguardedly used, and it is
to be hoped he did not use it, as it is in
conflict with the convention resolution.
The convention made a good choice
for a Supreme Judge, and it is an im
proving sign that they were able to se
cure Mr. Ranucy's consent.
"Major General D. Hunter."
This man will at least be notorious if
he do not become distinguished. He
first rose to public view, as an attendant
of Jlrs. Lincoln in. her " progress" from
Springfield ot Washington, in which serv
ice he bo commended himself to the na
tional gratitude that he was soon elevat
ed to the rank of Major General ; and
his heart in turn gratified by the receipt
of 477 Dollars of monthly pay and al
lowance, a sum which his sotutionary
mind has computed to be equal to 15
Dollars 90 cents a daywhich may be
justly distributed, thus: two-thirds to
the hours he spends in boots and shoul
der straps, and one-third to the happy
hours of his night shirt,
(See Harper's Weekly during 1861, for
the picture of a jaunty hat and feathers
with a beard below and features between,
consigned to the care of posterity, and
marked Major General Hunter.)
There is a dim recollection of his hav
ing held command in the Western De
partment, after the first removal of Fre
mont for incapacity, as we are bound to
judge, as the President said to Jessie
Fremont that no impression had been
made on his mind against her husband's
honor or integrity. But that was a good
many weeks ago and of course recollec
tion will be dim.
But he is now raising into public view
as the successor of Port Royal Sherman
at Hilton Head the manipulator of the
Loyal Brigade raised in the South with
out regard to color, (certainly no white
color) and the Professor of Dodging
Philology, or of Philological Dodging,
whichever be the proper name of the
art. He has been called on by the Sec
retary at War, for answers to a resolu
tion of inquiry by the Senate of the Uni
ted States, and he has seen fit to make
it the vehicle of some flippant play upon
words and an attemptat insolent humor.
He was desired to say whether he had
organized a regiment of fugitve slaves ;
whether any authority had been given
him from the War Department for so
doins : and whether ho had been furnish
ed by order of the War Department with
clothing, uniforms, arms, equipments, &c.
for such force. The meaning was very
obvious ; and that was to know whether
he was organizing the slaves as a military
force. He answers the first by saying
that no regiment of fugitive slaves has
been organized, but there is a fine regi
ment of persons" whose late masters are
"fugitive rebels." He confesses the
fact and attempts to evade it by a dodg
ing play upon words.
To the second he answers, that " the
instructions given to General Sherman
by Simon Cameron, and turned over to
me by succession do distinctly authorize
me to employ all loyal persons offering
their services in defense of the Union
" and there is no restriction as to the
character or color of the persons to be
employed, or the nature of the employ
ment whether civil or military." It might
be expecting too much of Major Gener
al Hunter to know that the laws of the
United States do not permit any but
white persons to be enrolled in the army
or in the militia or to navigate coasting
vessels or to have a passport, but even
he, in the plenitude of his ignorance, as
to the weaning of the phrase " Loyal
persons," might have safely considered
it to mean the same kind of persons the
Government had committed to his charge.
So in his happy ignorance and in his ad
mitted destitution of power, to employ
negro slaves be supplies the defect, and
sweeps them away from the estate on
which he found them.
To the third he says that it is " his
painful duty to reply, that he has not
received any specific instruction for issues
of clothing, uniforms, arms, equipments,
&c. And so from the like lack of power
and instructions he supplied the want
and issued them.
In all the correspondence of our army
officers, no one has so eminently qualifi
ed himself for dismissal as Mnjor Gener
al D. Hunter, but as it was upon a ten
der subject, the Secretary of War cannot
be expected to be as prompt and severe
as upon Surgeon Hayes ; and he will re
main the distinguished object of execu
tive clemency and forbearance, as well as
the admired subject of snickering philan
thropy. The patient public can only
i r e n i rt j
regard mm as .uajor uenerai vngmj
Hunter, and hope that while retaining
command of white men he will do them
as little harm as possible.
Pulpits in England.
There is a portion of the people in
erery country that calls itself the Religi
ous world, and that portion of it in Eng
land was startled two years ago by the
production of a hook, called Essays and
Reviews, the combined work of seven
clergymen of the established church.
That book called in question the integri
ty of the Eible text, assailed the doct-.
rine of inspiration, and treated in a like
fixe manner, other established matters,
so that prosecutions were instituted against
the offenders. Now there is a new ex
hibition of elementary disturbance going
on ii the nepupera. The sermon is
compraisel of as an established part of
public worship, and complained of as a
bore. One writer h:vi proposed that the
bottoms of pulpits should be made with
a moveable trap that should fait at the
end of 23 minutes, and slide the preach
er out Another has proposed that a
cap like the extinguisher of a cajidle
and just fitting the tops of the- pulpit,
should be dropped from above at the ap
pointed time and shut the preacher up.
These things are not repeated here in
levity, for they are not pleasant to tell
of, but they are facta and not to be ig
nored: Other parties clear of levity, have
urged that the sermon shall not be con -
sidered a part of the worship, and when
the services are ended, there shall be a
pause during which persons who do not
wish to hear a sermon may retire. The
truth is, the people are weary of being
fed on husks with jejune discussions on
the mere letter of historical narrative.
The fashions of England are apt to reach
this country and to find imitators, and in
time we may look for an agitation here,
proposing to abolish the sermon as a
part of worship. "The leaves of that
tree will not be for the healing of the
Gov. Stanley and the Negro Schools in North
TnE Cincinnati Gazette by means of
its Washington Perverter, informed its
readers some weeks ago, that Gov. Stan
ley had closed the Negro Schools which
had been opened in North Carolina, by
a Mr. Colyer of New York since the en
try of Burnside's army ; and that Re
publicans had called on Mr. Lincoln, to
recall the Governor. The Sumner whirli-
nrjry woo oof .1 wntr I n Pnnmdra ritli
resolutions ' to fire the northern heart."
Governor Stanley's speech at Washing
ton, N. C. to the people of that District,
shows that he did no such thing as close
the schools, or in any way meddle with
them though they were opened in viola
tion of law. And this Mr. C. who had
gone north and propagated the story
now publishes a note in the New York
papers saying that he misunderstood Gov.
Stanley which is a dodging mode of say
ing he misrepresented him.
The Cincinnati Gazette hes not inform
ed its readers that the original statement
was untrue. Would the correction inter
fere with its leading purpose ?
The Nashville Union.
A NEW daily paper with the above
title, has been established at Nashville,
" published by an association of print
ers" and edited by 8. C. Mercer. From
the continuous vigor with which the edi
torial columns are supplied we should
conclude that there is a corps of writers
enlisted in its support. It is devoted to
the maintainance of law, and a vigorous
administration of it by vigorousmerr.s. In
it may be noticed many incidents connect
ed with the administration of Gov. John
son, all serving to strengthen the confi
dence at first reposed m him for wisdom
From Fortress Monroe.
Fort Monroe, July 4. Two Ream
ers, with sick and wounded from Harri
sons Landing, leave here for New York
tbi3 morning; many are only slightly
wounded. Parties aboard the steamer
Commodore, from there, report they heard
cannonading from 9 A. M. until 2 P. M.
Others say it continued till six. the time
steamer left Hirrison's Landing. Mc
Clellan sent 533 rebel prisoners to-day
to Fortress Monroe. Many of them had
clothes on taken from our soldiers.
Among the prisoners are 53 officers, two
Colonels, three Lieutenant Colonels, three
Bombardment and Reduction of Vicksburg.
Cairo, July 5. The ram Monarch brings
news from Vicksburg to the 23 th ult.
Thursday Forter's fleet commenced shell
ing the upper battery without result. The
renewal on Friday afternoon was directed
on the town, over which shells were plainly
seen to hurst. This continued until four
o'clock when the rebel batteries replied feebly,
and their firing was inaccurate. In hall an
hour alter the cessation of the bombardment
the rebel water battery opened on the mortar
fleet, which replied until the battery ceased
firing. At eight P. M, fire opened fcom the
entire fleet upon the town, and continued an
Nest miming at four o'clock the bombard
ment W'as renewed, during which eight of
FarragUt's vessels passed the batteries with
out serious damage.
The city must have been damaged greatly.
Conflagrations were seen in numerous places.
We are informed on umlisputnble authority
tiiat 5,000 negroes have been ordered by Gen.
Butler to work on the canal across the bend
on which Vicki-burg, or its remains, are now
situated. The channel of the Mississippi will
th'is be changed.. Vicksburg will became an
Seven hundred more shell was ordered from
New Oilcans, to reduce the remains of Vicksburg.
Fort Monroe, July 5. Fresh troops arriv
ed here from Washington yesterday, during
the day, and went up the James river on the
evening of the 4th.
Jour small steamers, with barges in tow,
arrived at Fortress Monroe this morning,
padod with artillery, men, hordes, etc., doubt
less bound up the river.
A skirmish took plac3 yesterdny m rning,
near out ldft wing, wh'c'i resulted in the de
feat of the rebels. We took one thousand
rebel prisoners, and three small batteries.
Our cavalry then followed them till they
passed beyond the White Oak Swamp.
Great diiTiculty exists in obtaining n lit of
killed in our late battles, as comparatively
few ca-cs exist where any one can tell whet h
or the missing wore killed, wounded or taken
Tor the last two hys the rebels have shown
but little disposition to fiijht, and yesterday
relinquished their grounds and batteries al
mo. t v.i hout rcsUtaiiCe.
Letter from an Officer in Twenty-Sixth Ohio.
Conttauatloa nndcr (Me of "Trcncic3 mar Co
rinth, May 29tli."
The nest forenoon (Saturday, 24th) we
were relieved and sent back to camp; and
that afternoon and night, and next day (Sun
day) enjoyed a little rest which was such a
novelty, that it was highly appreciated.
The next week after the eliorb respito of
Saturday afternoon and Sunday was pretty
much such another week of hard work, sus
pense and alarm, as the one I heve just des-r
eribed. On Monday, sent to the. trenches at
daylight for several hours ; Tuesday, again on
picket; Wednesday night, called up. at 11
o'clock by orders to be ready to march in an
hour's time with two day's rations, and after
losing half the night's sleep and being called
at day break, marched no further than the
trenches. Thursday and Friday, trenches-
trenches! Eternal vigilance is the price of
During the whole of the last two weeks
there has been almost constant firing along the
front, of cannon, or musketry caused by
picket-firing, skirmishing, shelling, reconnois
ances, tc : sometimes several thousand men
would be engaged on each side, and several
cannon making a noise while it lasted equal to
a regular battle, but it seldom lasted more
than a few minutes at a time without a cess
ation ; after which there would be an inter
val of silence for some time, and then another
burst the only result being generally to ad
vance our lines a little to some desired point.
As these attacks, however, were likely at any
time, to bring on a general engagement, and
it was never known when it might come,
these alarms generally caused the whole line
(0 be on the alert, and hence so many false
alarms. We have gone out, at least a half a
dozen times in the last two weeks, under the
almost certain expectation indeed under the
assurance of an action being at hand, but have
as often returned quietly to camp. As a con
sequence of this constant familiarity with the
preparation for battle, the men came to regard
them in the most matter-of-course way, and
with a degree of indifference, which would
surprise yon at home. Ordinary picket firing
attracted no attention ; cannon and musketry
only a passing remark, unless quite near, or
very rapid and long continued. As we lay in
the trenches, the firing was hardly out of our
ears nn hour in the day and yet it was almost
entirely unnoticed the men going on, trith
their usual occupations, talking, working,
playing carJ, eating or sleeping, or if there
was no probability of their being engaged in
the same thing at any moment.
Picket Post on Bear CreeIc. )
Ala., June 6 (Friday.) )
I sent oT a letter night before last or rath
er I gave it to the Quartermaster, who is our
Regimental Post master, tho' it had not got
farther than Brigade Headquarters yes'erday ;
and I doubt whether it has gone et. It was
finished and sealed on Monday morning early,
but I was unable to get it off while on the
march ; so I am afraid that you may be some
time without, a letter before it comes to hand ;
but I don't think we will have such another
rush of active work for a while yet, and I shall
have more opportunities to write.
On Sunday evening last, while in our old
camp in front of Corinth, we received orders
to march next morning at seven o'clock with
five days rations: Where we were going we
didn't know -ive never do hardly, from the
Colonel down, but we now know that we are
here in the North West corner of Alabama,
and very near where the three States of A!a-l-arnn,
Mississippi and Tennse corner. Our
camp is two or tffree miles back in Mississippi
whore we Rte mqfoly on picket for 24 hours
guarding1 ths working party engaged in re
pairing thf railroad bridge. We have a very
nice camp here in the Woods, and it is under-
tood that unless Sirr.e suuV.en exigency arises
to call us awav that we will remain there a
week or two until the rai!rc?d is repaired
along here and then move on, to Tuscumbia,
A!a., some 28 miles from hero. Beyond thfre
our destination is who'ly unknown and will
probably be governed by future events ; but
it is conjectured that Buell's whole army will
come this way, and move towards East Ten
nessee, with a view of getting in the rear of
the rebels at Cumberland Gap and in Eastern
Virginia, and cutting off their retreat South.
This however is merely conjecture, for on
all nutters connected with military move
ments and the news of tiie outside world, we
are the most perfect know notliinrjs imagin
all. We have been hearing rumors for the last
few days that Memphis was taken, and that
Richmond was taken, but never know when
to believe anything. We never heard the
particulars of the skirmishes around Corinth,
of which we could hear the guns, until we got
the Chieago or the Cincinnati papers, a week
or two afterwards; so that while we are on
the ground and participating in the war, we
know really less about what we are doing, or
what is being done with us, than you do, at
home, with maps and newspapers before you.
As a preliminary to our movement however,
this Memphis and Charleston R.iilrond must
be put in running order as a means of furnish
ing our supplies. While the enemy occupied
it, at Corinth, Mitchel siezed it at Huutsville
and went to Tuscumbia, hut his men "were
afterwards driven out cf Tuscumbia and re
treated East, destroying the bridge over the
Tennessee Piiver at Decatur, which they are
now rebuilding, I belii-ve. The bridge we
are now at, and some others along here were
destroyed by our forces and the rest by the
enemy after Corinth was evacuated, so that
they are now nearly all to be rebuilt. A citi
zen at work in a cornfield, a mile or so beyond
here, told one of our workmen, the other day.
that it was of no u e for him to rebuild the
bridges, as they would bo burned down as
fast as they were put up ; but I guess be will
find it will not be so easy to burn them after
they are put np and guarded by our men.
The march frnm Corinth to our present
camp, some 23 miles, was not marked by any
special incident, and for a summer march in
the South was not so very hot as we expect
ed. I am inclined to think that if they want
us to slay all summer with them down here,
we can stand it about as well as they can,
though the spring, it is said here, has been unusually
backward aud cool and our hot weath
er has not come yet.
The first day (Monday) we marched 11
miles, and as our wagona did not get up,
bivouacked in an open field or fields the
whole Division. Having nothing but a single
half blanket, (about big enough to cover a
bi'aJa'.ead sc-wit; I haU & be '.stead caajtract-
ed by placing fence rails side by side, with
one end on the ground, and the other on the
fence, with a couple of clapboards by way of
mattrass, to make it a little smoother to lie on
Then doubling one half of the blanket under
me, and leaving the other for cover and with
my canteen and haversack for a pillow, I slept
very comfortably until morning, tho' it rained
in the night, but not enough to wet tlirough
The next day, after a march of about the
same length, we bivouacked again, the wagons
not coming up until after bed time. The third
day (Wednesday) we passed the town of
Iuka, and a few miles this side of it camped
regularly early in the evening. You have no
idea how we enjoy getting into our tents
again -after being separated from them for
several days ; it is almost like gating home
again. We are able to wash, to put on clean
clothes and have regular meals cooked, and
plates and knives and forks to eat with. Of
late however it has been rather hard to get
anything much to cook. A week or so ago I
began to suffer considerably with dyspepsia
and applymg to the Doctor, he told me that I
must change my diet. I told him what he
already knew-that while we were out so con
stantly from camp as we bad been, my diet,
carried in the haversack, was simply, bread
and ham and sugar, and that the only way I
could make a change in my diet, would be to
leave off one or more of these viands and con
fining myself to the other two. Well he told
me to leave off the ham and if that did not re
lieve me, try leaving off the hread, for a week
or so. This latter omission in the limited
State of our larder supplies, would have made
it a rather serious business dieting (on ham
and sugar?) but fortunately a resort to fuch
extreme measures was not necessary. I left
offeating ham of which, the experience of
the list few weeks had made me heartily ti
red and I have bpen entirely relieved. But
what have I had in its place, you may ask
bread and sugar only ? By no means. For
by one of those streaks of good luck which
will sometimes overtake even soldiers, we
have been living snmptHowily, most of the time
on eggs, butter, good beefsteaks and soft bread.
The butter was the greatest treat we secured,
just before leaving the Corinth camp, and the
morning we left there we had a splendid
breakfast of fried eggs, soft bread, beefsteaks
and gravy, and butter and lemonade. The
butter was served in a large wide mouthed
bottle, about a foot and a half high not a
very convenient artiele since it has got down
nearly beyond reach of our knives, and we
have to get it out with a long stick, but it was
adopted as the best way of keeping it fresh.
We are not very particular here about the age
or strength of butter, but we all like it better
fresh. I have tasted some in camp that seem
ed of the remotest antiquity. When we
marched, it was at first a question whether
we should carry the bottle of butter in one of
our haversacks, for the soft bread gave out
jnst as we marched. There was not a bit of
meat either for ns to take, except one clav's
fresh meat which we took along cooued in
steaks. When that gave out. we managed to
et a few dried herrings and night before List,
I bought for a dime four small radishes, and
had two more given me which was the first
thing we had seen in the way of fresh veee-
tables, and which I relished amazingly. Un
til this morning when we got some beefsteaks
the Quarter Master has had literally nothing
but crackers;' but we have managed to get
along very well, eating hard bread, butter and
sugar when we had nothing else. The but
ter was our main reliance, however; it was
only 40 cr-nts a pound, part of it only 35, but
it was worth a dollar.
I made an unfortunate speculation in eggs
the other day. Being over at Division Head
Quarters, I saw some e?gs for sale near there
and bought a dollar's worth (3J dozen,) and
started to camp with them in my handker
chief. By riding very slowly and taking par
ticular care. I got to camp safely and dis
mounted and was congratulating myself on
my good luck when I stepped into one of the
kitchen sinks on my way to my quarters, in
the dark and the next minute found myself
full length on the ground ; the eggs coming
down into a terrible crash. I thought thev
were all gone at first, but. fortunately only
about a dozen were broken, and the rest were
a grpat addition to our table.
You must not suppose however that we are
entirely without luxuries. The su'ler brings
lemons, oranges, canned fruits, preserved
fruits, vegetables, crackers, cheese, pinger
cakes. catsup and such things and sell a grca'
many of them. Their visits however, during
such active service, are irregular and fleeting,
and their supplies are oon sold rut. when
they go off for more. When we remain in
camp for any length of time, they keep their
tents standing and send their wagons for new
supplies as often as necessary ; but on the
march, or when moving about much, they just
come up with their wagon, sell from it, until
sold out and then go to the river for more.
We are much oftener without them than with
them. But when they are here we patronize
largely, and it is a good thing they are soon
sold out for the purses of some of our boys.
Their prices too for some things are enorm
ous : cans of tomatoes, smaller than the small
est you put up at home 75 cts and one dollar.
Lemons sometimes as high as 3 for 50 cents
and from that down to one dollar per dozen
and other things in proportion. What do you
think of nine barrels of ginaer cakes sold iti
one day at 3 and 5 for 5 cents, which cost
about 45 cents a hundred.
Cwp sear Icka. )
e "ih, 1SG2. f
We returned to camp this moruinjj from
picket, and have been lying about resting very
much at onr ease, and as soon as I send off
this, I am going out visiting round the regi
nvnt, it being our regular loafing time from
dark lo tattoo. The Sutler came up while we
wee out on picket, and when we came in.
we found that our servant with commendable
foresight had bought half a dollar's worth of
gingerbread, the same of lemons, and ditto salt
fish, and having got also a can or plums, and
the butter not being quite all gone, we are
just now living high.
We are all well.
Call for Mere Troops—Governor's Proclamation.
Columbus, Ohio, July 3, 1862 f
FeUo'P citizens: Another appeal to your
patriotism lias become necessary. The ene
mies of our Government, now assembled at
Richmond in hostile array, largely outnumber
any disposable force at the T .witlent's ccm
The army under General McClellan has
been driven back, merely by the force of
overwhelming numbers rapidly concentrated
Additional troops are alone necessary to
hold the important position already gaiued,
and speedily crush the rebellion at all points.
Liberally and gallantly as Oiiio has here
tofore responded to the calls of the President,
he has ever been assured that we had but to
know that further aid was needed from us to
insure a prompt aoswer to any further calls
he might make upon us. This knowledge
we now have, and the call has also been made.
And now, citizens of Ohio, one and all,
shall the call be responded to ? Something
whispers me that, with one voice, you say it
shall be answered.
Arouse, then, and let every man be able to
say that he has done his duty.
There is work tor all to do, The aged can
stimulate the young ; the wealthy contribute
to the wants and necessities of the destitute;
and the ladies, who have already done so
much, and whose kind hearts will prompt
them in the continuance of their good work,
can encourage, by their noble example, both
old and young in the performance of their great
duty. What is wealth, or even life, worth,
to preserve either, we have to confess to
the world that we are unable to maintain
our glorious government ?
Gallant and worthy recruiting officers, for
the organization of new regiments and tie
filling up of these already in the field, will
be appointed in all portions of the State, and
specific instructions given to them.
The enlistments will be for three years, or
during the war.
I cannot at this time indicate the number
of troops wanted" from Ohio, but can safely
ssv that the Government will accept all who
may offer within the coming forty days.
Promptness and vigilance are indispensable.
Forty thouf ind recruits within the time in
dicated would b' of more service than twice
that number at a later period.
The gallant men of the State may rely up
on my best endeavors to discharge the highly
responsible duties devolving upon me with an
eve single to the preservation of our Govern
ment, and with the sincere Lope and belief
that, when the great struggle of life shall be
over, my children can claim for me an honest
and faithful performance of my duty.
Invoking the smiles of our Heavenly Father
upon our good work,
I am your humble servant,
DAVID TOP, Governor.
McClellan's Address to Army of the Potomac.
Washington, July 6. Advices from the
Army of the Potomac up to last night, indi
cate all quiet and all in good spirits.
Biig. Gen. Sturgis is ordered to report to
McClellan has issued' an address to the army
on the achievements of the last ten days say
ing: " You have succeeded in changing your
base of operations by a flank movement, al
ways regarded as the most hazardous of mili
tary expedients. You have saved all your
trains and all your guns, except a few lost in
the battle, taking in return guns and colors
from the enemy. Under every disadvantage
of numbers, and necessarily of position, you J
have, in every conflict, beaten back your foes
with enormous slaughter. We are prepared
to meet the enemy who may at any time at
tack you. Let them come, and we will con
vert their repulse into final defeat. Your
Government is strengtheningyou with the re
sources of a great people. On ths, our Na
tional birthday, we declare to our foes, who
are rebels against the best interests of man
kind, that this army shall enter the Capital of
the so-called Confederacy, that our National
Constitution shall prevail, and the Union,
which can alone insure internal security and
peace Lo each State, must and shall be preserv
ed, cost what it may in time, treasure and
Brilliant Engagement at Boonsville, Mississippi.
CORINTH, Miss., July 6.
To Ifim. E. M. Stanton, Secretary af War:
Official reports are just received oF a
brilliant cavalry affair, near Boonville,
Miss., on the 1st. Col. Sheridan, of the
2d Michigan cavalry, with two regiments,
72S men, were attacked by parts of eight
regiments of rebels, numbering 4,700,
which he defeated and drove back after
seven hours fighting. We lost 41, killed,
wounded and missing. The rebel loss
must have been great ; they left C5 dead
on the field. Signed. HALLECK.
One of the vices of the system of maki.ig
nominations by conventions is that he who
uses most personal exertion and too frequent
lv, supplication, comes betore a convention
with greater show of popularity with the peo
ple than the truth warrants, and so often suc
ceeds in taking the place of a better man
who.e modesty or inclinations will not allow
him to beg votes.
Now, I do not mean to say that any of the
numerous patriots who ire willing to sacrifice
themselves to serve country, as Congressman
Irom this district, are open to the objection
named, but I have been struck with the facts :
1st. that so much exertion is being made in
a quiet way to nominate some one of the per
sons who are open and avowed candidates for
Congress, and 2d, that the people who are
surely interested to a greater agree than ever
before, in securing a represen'ati ve of the very
first order seem to give the matter so luilo
Now, by way of stirring ourselves up to
mutual good works, allow me to suggest to
you, my fellow mudsills, that it is high time
we look about us for a worthy man to put in
the place of the Hon. Win. Allen, who surely
will not be continued as Representative of
And, inasmuch as one of the first men in
the District whether we look at his public
acts or private lite is now absent from home
at the head ot a regiment in defence of the
country, ailow me to ask il Co!. William Law
rence, of Bellelontaine, is not as nearly the
sort of man we need lor that place as we are
likely to get ? You all know him at least
hv wnv nf an t-nviable reputation : and if the
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tli nn.lifLitfi (Lev will tdWe a great
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