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KDITORS & PROPBIKTOES.
and Cherry streets, opposit e IS Post CHSce.)
Proportionate rates for shorter periods.
Subscriptions Invariably in adtance.
! kVolMitair aMkUleekklBcliereet
Ihu or Importiitiiew. (oHeHeSl from w 4sartcr,
w (Oiew leeler trem tne various counties of tee
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State especially desired.
AH communications should be addressed to the VQTiTTMIjf XXXTTT. , ,
Editors of the Uxios xsd America." I -
NASHYILLE, TENNESSEE, SUNDAY? JANUARY 14, 1866.
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(Late Brieve Surccon..U. S. A.)
OCUIilST AND AURI8T,
'Office for treatment of all Diseases of the Eye
BfliW perauoua iui tuiuuu , vkwwH
BOX 78, P. O.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
THE firm heretofore existing- nnderthe name
1 firm and style or W. MATT BROWN k Co..
tx thlt.dav dissolved by mutual consent. Mr.
Brown retires from the business. Mr. Cajlendcr,
in connection with Fhineas Garrett, will co
tinue the Real Estate business at the old stand
W. Matt. Brown Co., 41 Cherry-tree
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OAKRKTT. T. CALUXDtR.
CALLENDER & GARRETT,
K,enl Estate Agronts,
;1 MriTTT?'? A ff'
WTf.T. rivm k!r nrnmnt KUrntion to the tellinc
and rentlnc 01 eTery aesenpuon 01 iveai xjiuie.
Bnildlne Tx(h Tor Sulc,
MO'l iJ. i f.i itiS x l i
'AL'ARaE NUMBER'' OF FARMS.
lfU A fine Residence, cojitainlnr 12 foomi, in
?d. That "uplendid Rwdance of the lite Jamei
Jobsion, on liroaa tuireci, oeiween t-uramcr uu
Iltrh atreeU. costftinlns 8 roomi, besides senranU
rooms ana outer oai nouses.
Tti;linrf! r the late Hardin
V. Bostielt, containing about "i rooms, out houses.
elc Rood Snrins and spring- house with Syi
acres or land, immediately adjacent to me my, on
the Charlotte Pike.
4th. M) ats of rround of the Barrow property,
on the Charlotte Pike, which will be dirided to
th. Arery lanre number of Lota in the City
. bA the different Addition to NascTllle. 2T Lots
In Edrefieid and Brownsville.
6tb. A Try lorco number of the BEST FARMS
In this and the adjulnlns counUcn. ..Apply to
.T. 1.. R. VT. BROWN.
dec-lm SSM Un'o" ,treet
K. BRTCt THOMP0
DILLIK & THOMPSON,
KEAX ESTATE AXD,
riROMISINQ FAITHFUL AND PROMPT 'I
L attention to-afl business entrusted to otir care,
we respectfully tender our services to the Public.
'..ii.n.nl'rmii for the Purrhase and Sale ot
Real Estate; Rontinr and Leasing of City or
Conntry Pronertr: Collection of otcs; AceounU
and Vouchers; .Investigation" of Titles, etc., etc
:'J IlILLIN1 k- THOMPSON,
Office, over Second National Bank, College street.
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BOOKS, STATIONERY, &c.
II l WIIOLKHALK XXD KgTltL DKAUCft IX i
' SCHOOL BOOKS. BLANK BOOKS, GOLD AND
Arnold' Writing; Fluid Copying Ink,
Woddlng, Visiting and Printer' Cards,
' 8 " STATIONERY",
And the Latest Literature of the Day,
jVO,. ,37 UJNIOtf STREET,
ft ' (Between Cherry and College.') -
Orders selicited for every description of Printing,
ixrr. hvfr-morisl ourtock to th'i Ware-
, lY house, corner Church and College streets,
formerly occupied by Payne. James Jk Co., where
we hope to meet our lormcr patrons ana mo puu
lio generally. .
Our Stock is
" WKLI. NEI.ECTED,
And we always soli
A. A. SPENCER k CO.
TJ. S.VCLAI31 AGENCY,
, ifo. 29 NORTH CHEHRYvSTREET.
Special attention paid to the
rai.T.rrnn OP CEAIXR AGAIXST
. c A, THE GOVERNMEXTv ,
NO CHARGES IN ADVANX3E.
HOWARD A- NELSON.
Attorneys and U. S. Claim AgcnU.
RsrsBixcrs Hon. C F. Trior. ,
udce; Anson Nelson. EsqPrestdet
onaTBank; MaJ. Gon. Donaldson.
..U. S. District
ent Second Na-
DAVE'S IMPROVED ERA8IVE SOAP.
tiSeHi'BM ,iB .lcl United
Send your Orders to
RODDY & CO.,
'MA NXJF A OTUKERS,
. Xo. 90, Cburch Street,
dee a dSm
D. D. DENTON & CO
CITT STEAM BAKEBV
- AXB H BR6AB STREET.
lew "ctH'be'Hipplied on tibrtjotice
kb' everjrtkwfr to onr Lla, mUi by oar
Yjf i . v rrlr
O. - P.Vi alo .I j
.HUMaMu s m trrrVfitmnAi.f l
GROCERS & BANKERS.
3. II. EWINC,
EWING & CO.,
CorncrBuildine Market and Church street, foi
mcny occupied oy twins, 4ucurury . w,i
A RE RECEIVING
Iniritiff ; . . t r
and hare in store the fol-
1IW barrels ilrown bugar.
50 do A Coffee Sugar,
do Jl do do
25 do C do do
50 do Stuart's Crushed Sugar, standard,
,25 do do f A i do! . jlo .' t irdo S
2? "do Powdered do
2i do Syrup,
25 do .Molasses,
fOkc Syrup, 5undl0 gals.,;
CO barrels No 1 and 2 Mackerel,
50hfdo do . do r
60 qrdo do .' "do- -c
200 kits do Po
25 barrels F. N. & Co's Whisky.
25 do S.N. Pike's do
250 boxes stareandles,
SO doien brooms,
100 boxes cbees.
00 boxes rauins,
S0Q kegs nails,
100 reams paper,
SO boxes assorted soap, .
40 kegs ginger,
30 dozen buckets, "
50 sacks Rio coffoe, ' '?
109 boxes candy,
50 baskets champagoc,
30 cases sardines,
50 boxes starch,
50 do pickles,
20 do Madder,
7a barrels apples. i
50 boxes asxortcd wines. ' .
1009 barrels Flour, all grades, , I
SjQ do I'otatnes,
100 boxes Fire Crackers,
20 cases Figs,
100 Cases assorted Liquors,
Tn futilllfnn in the abort we hae a ceneral as
inrtmrnt orrroeeries. all of which were bourht
during tne present pressure in mo tasicrn mar
kets. Wo expect to sell goods on short profit,
and would be pleased to hare our old friends call
A.-O. Ewinr. of the former firm of Kwini?. Mc
Crory & Co., will be found with the abovo Cm for'
tue purporc ol seining up ineir Business. ucczi
C. POWELU-GREEN & CO.
a8 BROAD STREET,
Colvmsvh Powkli, formerlyC. Powell Jk Co.,
I. F. GREEN, formerly Nichol, Green 1c Co. Naah-
Cius. M. McGiick, living atKnoxvillc, Tenn.
TJY the above card it will be seen we have es
I J tablithed ourselves in New Yor fortho pur-
Dose of doine a letitmato commission business t
and being a Tennessee house, we respectfully so
licit the patronage of .our Southern friends gen
nr&llr. We are &mnlv tirco&red to mako cash ad
varices on consignments ; to loan currency on gold
without charge of interest : to purchase and sell
cotton, tobacco, Sour and pork : also gold stocks,
bonds, und government securities on a margin ex
clusively on commission.
C FOWEU GI.EEJT k CO- ,
dec 20 3m
ND i V i'i
JFIJ8!L D rtSEEI S,
A. Gr JH N T S
At Manufacturers Prices,
The best Two and Four Horse
Lever Powers and Threshers :
The best One and Two horse Railway
Powers and Threshers;
The best Reaping and
SATTLT GANG PLOWS:
.. ii.,. J lifrAN JlILLSui
UJIJi.I u!s jui 1
STRAW CUTTERS, etc.
Circulars mailed to any address, or to be had on
J. II. WARXEK L- CO..
No. 2 Public Soure. Nashville. Tennessee.
THE SECOND NATIONAL BANK,
College Street, nenr Union,
Designated Depositary and Financial Agent ef the
Is preDared to transact a reral&r Bmlinpibuti-
ness, and furnish Exchange on
Government Securities. Gold and Silver, bought
and sold on commission. '
A. Neimv, President. ,
Jobk Ltwsoxx, Cash'r.' 1 1 1
THIRD NATIONAL BAM,
N"A B2 VI I EE, TE NIi S S EE.
W. ,W BrST. M. Bcuks.
, John- Kissmax. Jos. K Allsx. '.
D. Wkavxr, Eoota Joxks.
Dak'i. F. Carter. A. J. JIocax.
AUXAXDXR fAU, OtAS. K. JllLLVAX.
ThUBank occupies thebutlding formerly occu
pied by the Planters' Bank, earner of Union and
College streets, and Is prepared to buy and sell
Gold, a Ad Sutr.Drafl$. V. &. Seruriti'rt. and Sat
Bonds-(MUtt Aotn,J)nift: Clxtpont, We In all
parif of the United States.
-, BohUi aad 7-30 Treasury Note ai-
WfcTS OS hasd. and for tllr RaMnnnMUauVld
y . . . . ... ...
n a(ouua inierwi .oim bOBgtrt at tae aia-
eevrnet. il)UAK JONES, t artier.
w. W. KERRY. PreaidtBL
GROCERIES, LIQUORS, &c.
D. n. BULKY.
C X. OEDWAY.
T. B. 81UPLS.
J. U. CABSAT.
BAILEY, ORDWAY & CO.,
COM34IKSIOX AXI FORWARDING
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( Kcar the Mlvcr, )
RESPECTFULLY BEG TO ANNOUNCE TO
XV the Trade that they are now receiving and
will have in store one of the largest and most coin
nlcteJots of Groceries offered m this market for
'some years past. The Goods were bought by, one
of our firm in person in Baltimore and New ork,
and 'were selected specially for this market. The
'following' comprise a part of the stock:
"40'hogslieads Brown Sugar;
100 barrels A Coffee Sugar;
50 barrels B Co flee Sugar;
50 barrels C CoHee Sugar;
50 barrels Crushed Sugar;
50 barrels Powdered Sugar;
50 Granulated Sugar;
500,barrels.Flour, of all grades;
1000 sacks Hran;
. 2000 barrels Salt;
20 barrels Molasses;
10 barrels Vinegar;
f25 barrelr, Robertson County ;'VIiiskjr:
'2or barrels Uourbon Yluky;
5 barrels Holland Gin;
4 casks of Brandy;
100 barrels and half barrels Mackerel;
100 kiU Mackerel;
100 boxes Cheese;
50 boxes, i and boxes Raisins;
15 barrels Almonds;
15 barrels Filberts;
250 drum's Figs;
50 cases assorted Pickles, quart and pint;
100 cases Oysters;
25 cases Sardines;
200 boxes, J and boxes Candles;
100 bxs variousbrandsSoap, plain andfancv;
50 boxes assorted Candles;
10 boxes Erandy Cherries;
200 kegs Kails, assorted;
50 dozen Painted Buckets;
20 dozen Tubs in Nests;
15 casks Soda;
100 boxes Chewing Tobacco, all grades;
20 cases Smoking lobaccc;
50 dozen Brooms;
25 dozen "Washboards;
. 500,000 G. D. Caps;
100 bags Shot;' , .
30 kegs I'owaer;
25 bags Pepper;
25 bags Spicejj
70 boxes indigo;
11 casks Madder;'
BAGGING, ROPE XSD TWINE. J
.This stock is offered to the .Trade only, at small
'profits? .Welre determined totgell as'cbeap as the
same articles cat) be had for in Louisville or Cin
. CASH OXEY. -
Having ample storage room, we invite consign
ments of Cotton and all kinds of Produce. We
will take in exchange
DRIED A PI EES AND PE.VCIIES,
GIXNEXG AND WOOL,
And will allow the highest market prices.
SAM. VANLEER, & CO.,
NO. 41 COLLEGE STREET.
SIGN OF THE BIG PADLOCK
HAVE ON-HAND AND ARE RECEIVING
a large and complete stock of English, Ger
man, and American HARDWARE,
Which we are selling at reasonable prices. The
lock consists in part of
FINE IXL POCKET CUTLERY,
200 GROSS TABLE CUTLERY,
200 DOZ. KNOB LOCKS, assorted,
50 do HAND AND RIPPING SAWS.
SOOde ASSORTED AUGERS.
23 do FOOT ADZE,
2000 lbs. HOOKS AND HINGES, assorted. 12 to
1000 lbs. i DOIL CHAIN.
1000 " BLACKSMITH'S HAMMERS, all kinds:
23 WRIGHT'S ANVILS.; :1 4?
100 CROSS-CUT SAWS, 4H to VA feet.
CO MILL SAWS. to 3 feet;
CHISELS.; . .. v -tttl
CANDLESTICKS of all kinds
TIN CUPS and PLATES,
TEA and TABLE SPOONS.
A very largo stock of PLANES ef every variety
PREMIUM .STEEL PLOWS.
Those wishing to purchase in our line will do
well to give us a call before buying.
SAM. YAXLEER, & CO.
G:W. FALL & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DFALERSJ
HARDWARE AXD CUTLERY
NO. 31 PUBLIC SQUARE,
(Kirkman k Ellis' old Stand.)
We would respectfully invite the attention el
SPORTSMEN to our stock of
Which cannot be equalled here. It comprises all
grades,. from., the j (, .
PIAI.V DOUBLE BARREL
i . t :
WESLEY RICHARDS OK R
also a rxw
Breach LsadiHff or Cartridge
DRUGS & MEDICINES.
R, P. JENONS & CO.,
DR. TOM WELLS,
. j5Sc, S3 Market St., oppesite Union
TTESPECTFULLY INFORM THE OLD PAT-
XL rons of Dr. WELLS and the public generally.'
that his successors will do ail in their power, by
dilligent attention to business, to merit a continu
ance of the Doctor's former large and extensive
They will keep constantly on hand
PURE DRUGS, ASH CHEMICALS
Powers and Wcightman's Celebrated Chemicals,
Blue Mass. SulDhatn Quinine. SulDhate Momhis.
Iodine, Iodide Potash, Chloride of Gold, Ether,
Our Pharmaceuial nrenarationl are inch as
Tinctures, Extracts, Syrups, Cerates, Ointments,
Plasters, etc.. are made in strict accordance with
tne revised rnarmacopia.
wuva cao aaaj. uiuiuicum, iiiiuu:b -uuiuiais,
Asuo Tonics. Alteratives, Invigorating Cordials
ui uj,u 4umiviuni uitu u i.aa;v uii tuo
Of the day. Finest articles of Perfumery, Fancy
a jluuci arucicn i uvery uoscripiiuu ; ianc)
rfumed Soaps, Hair Oils, Hair Restoratives,
oth Washes. Tooth Brushes, and all artirlea in
tbis line portaming to the Toilot.
Rotnnic & Eclectic Medicines,
Such as Fresh Roots and Herbs, of all' kinds:
Tilden's and I!. Keith's Alkaloid and Resnoid, and
tueir concentrated txtracu. . . .
TruKsesl Trusses!! Trusses! IX
For the millioa, of ererysiie and variety.
Dental &. Surgial Instruaients,
Accurately filled, at all hours of the day and night.
Spices, Dye Stuffs, Paints,.
Allspice, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmegs,
Mace, Mustard, Aromatic Seeds, Madder, Span
ish Indigo, Logwood, Copperasl Blue Stone, Mu-
nate of Tin, Cudbear, etc. Window .Glass. 8x10
I Paints, read v for use ? Linseed Oil. Tiirnentinr.
to 4UXUU suDerior aualitr. tvhite Lead. .Mi tin!
Tiv..ln!l. T 1- .. , ' 1 . .
wuitj ijuuips u ever) vjirivi, uou large eup-
piy, ni low rates.
Landreth's Garden Seed.
Just received, a very large supply.
.lot of Grass Seed.
Also, a large
ROBERT P. JENKINS, Prcicriptiontst and
and Pharmeeist, at the Old Stand of 11. S. Thatch
er, now of tho firm of R. P. J. it Co., would in
form the Physicians of Nashville, and surround
ing country, that it is our aim to supply, every
want of tho Practitioner, in the line of his pro
fession, and will spare no pains to accomplish that
end satisfactorily. He will be much pleased to sec
any of the Faculty who will honor our establish
ment with a visit.
lie hopes by constant attention to business to
merit a share of patronage, assuring them that
their favors will bo prepared with fidelity, of the
purest materials, and by himself personally, or an
Our Stock embraces the greatest variety, and
everything coming within the Drug Business.
Give us a call and we will guarantee satisfac
tion. All onion entrusted to our care filled with
promptness and accuracy.
R. P. JEXKIXS, & CO.,
32 Market St., opposite Union,
SIGX OF THE MAX' AND MORTAlt
MUSIC, PIANOS &c.
33 UNION STBEET.
'PHIS OLD ESTABLISHMENT DEALS IN
JL Pianos of Stoinway and Sons, J. B. Dunham,
Kobt, Nunn's, A, H. Gale & Co.. and other first
class instruments. Carhairt, Needham & Co's un
CHURCH AND PARLOR ORGANS.
Also, SHEET MUSIC, and
MUSICAL MERCHANDISE GENERALLY.
Give it a eall before you purchase.
. P. S. Have just added to the above list of
CALLEXBERG fc VAUPEL.
Call and examine. uec20-lm
MASON & HAMLIN'S
rOU WILL FIND THE BEST ASSORT
X mcnt in the city at Ltuk'f New Music Store
Opposite St. Cloud note!
Also Sheet Music, and
kind. Ba sure to tail
Musical Instruments of aH kind.
before purchasing elsewhere.
Pianos tuned by Mr. Jackson, ,
Luck's Building. Chureh' Street, opposite St,
Cloud Hotel, and H Union Street.
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riMIE OFFICE OF THE SEWANEE COAL
X Agency is now removed to No. S3 Church
street, a few doors below the Poet Office.
UrUers for Uoal will be promptly filled at 0
cents per bushel.
L. STONES, Agent.
.j ana 3t
for F. Howard k Co.
6,f0 lbs. New Bacon. ?ide.
5.060 lbs. New Bacon, Shoulders
109 Tierces New Lard.
For Sals by
Mclaughlin, butler co
NOW IS THE TBIE
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tie and Social condition of the people,
The Tut-WEKKl.T, wh'ich will be regularly issued
so soon as the necessary arrangements can bo per
fected, will contain all the most important matters
treated in thoDAlLT. and -a largo advertising list
showing the general business of this and other
cities.' . ' -' '
The Weeelt, which will be enlarged as circum
stances shall require; will contain selections from
the other editions, of matter that will serve to in
terest and improve the old and tho young. It will
contain, in addition to its general reading, embra
cing all subjects of current thought and interest,
aTWeokly Review of the markets ef this and other
:itioj, with which our people do business, and a
carefully prepared prico-currcnt of the Nashville
markets, including all articles bought and sold in
the city, whether of domestic production or im
ported from abroad. We also intend to make the
'WceklyUxtox AXnAuERiCAX,"inall respects, a
with solid and instructive matter for the advan
tage of the rising generation, and for the enter
tainment and comfort of those more advanced in
life. Tho proprietors of the." Uxios asd Ameri
can" have lived and been engaged in the
edge of the true wants of i great, honest and vir
tuous peoplo.who, though unfortunate, are striving
to transmit to their descendants, in culture, and
nurture, the highest and most noble qualities,
industry, self-reliance, and dignity of character.
FaUr appreciating the power and beneficence ot
woman, they will endeavor to make this paper an
acceptable companion to the mothers and daugh
ters of the country, wherefrom they may derive
both profit, and pleasure.
To persons desirous of making known to the
public their business, we may say that our circula
tion by mail, reaching every Post Office which has
been re-opened in the State, besides an extensivo
circulation in adjoining States, gives our advertis
ing columns superior advantages.
The advance in thepricesftt every article which
enters into the production "of newspapers is such
that the terms upon which they are furnished
must necessarily correspond. In common with
our city contemporaries, we have adopted the
following as the
! Terms of SatMcriptisB '
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Union andl American,
Dailyper annum -
".. . far. six. months
ior one aoaia
e.o lc,l y. ,
Weekly, per annus
" - for six mon
" for three months
Due a&Bouncesaeat will be made of tie Use
when the Tri-Weekly wlU ha issued, and of .tie
Union .and American.
TIE LAMENTED C6L9NEL
The VLsaMiihoiA &owirlI4 itnov.
stands enroled upon the bloody annals of hL
country, ia alone sufGcient to give him a no
toriety of. which the roost 'ambitious might
But, whea'life isaues '.well, we are FOtne
times curious to know the intermediate steps
which led to so glorious an. end. To gratify
this curiosity, and stimulate others to emu
late the virtues of Col. Howard, I have been
induced to submit to the public a brief out
line of his early life and distinguishing traits
John K. Howard waa the eldest somof
Jacob Howard, a native of the city of Balti
more, from .whence, in early life, lie emi
grated to Tennessee, and located in Jones
boro. Washington county, when he after
wards intermarried with Judge Kennedy's
daughter and, where the subject of this obit
uary notice was born.
His early education was chiefly directed
by his mother, a lady:of fine literary attain-:
ments and pure christian piety.
The family, while John was a small boy,,
removed to' Greeheyille, Tenn., where, for
many years, his father Tras engaged in mer
chandizing. He was successful, and bestowed every
care ana attention witum nis reacn trpon tne
education of his son. He was sent to the
primary schools' in Greencville, and then
entered at Greenevillc College where, for
several ynara, lie remaineu, winning ior Him
self an enviable reputation for aptness and
amiability. His father then removed him.
.and entered him at Dickinson Oillrfp.
Pennsylvania, "where he continued for two
year?, under the careful tuition of Doctor
John P. Durbin,
At the close of this period; he returned
to Greeneville, aripe scholar for his years.
But his parents, ambitious of the opening
powers of their favorite con, determined to
push his educairn still further, and to spare
no pains to complete it, in me oesi institu
tions of the age. In 1S4J, lie entered Iran,
sylvania University, in Kentucky, and,
while there, he manifested remarkable
powers of elocution and a strong desire to
enter political life. So strong were theee
traits of character, that he cast himself into
the political arena, and, though but a boy in
1844, largely participated in the Presidential
contest of that year. His powers of popular
eloquence, combined with his zeal for Demo
cratic principles, so attracted the attention
of President Polk, that, after his election, by
special invitation, ne cuiistuuieu mui :
member of his private cortege from his red
dence in Tennessee to Washington Citv,
He remained at Washington until after the
inauguration, and then returned to the Uni
versity, where he again quietly resumed his
collegiate labors, and, in the tail ot 1840,
graduated with the first honors of his class.
This was a proud period of his life. His
high literary attainments and universal
popularity amone his fellow students, won
far him the distinguished honor of deliver
ing the valedictory address, which he did
with such fervor and eloquence, as not only
to melt to tears the large and polite audience
before him, but to call down the warmest
rmblic conCTatulations of the TJrofessors.
HisfatheY was" present, Tiaving rode on horse
back a distance of more than two hundred
miles, to witness the closing exercises of the
day. Proud of his son, he nevertheless
uttered no word of joy, but calmly remarked
in reply to the euloinum of th professors.
" that all tras lost, if in after life, he neglected the
pearl of great price.
in xne iau or winter oi aoiu, joung
Howard returned to tircenevilie, wnere lie
soon after commenced the study of the law,
under the direction of the Hon. Kobert J.
McKinnv. He pursued it with his usual
alacrity and success, in lo is, jie obtained a
license, and removed to .Lebanon, lennessce.
wnere ne entered upon me practice wim
every prospect of success. He did not, how
ever: in after life, pursue it with undivided
attention, having become engaged in other
pursuits which proved successful, and by
which connected with his profession, he was
enabled to obtain an ample, not to say, a
In his business relation
Tin wfitf It-lot tnrf
upright, at the
ISa IIUN JUdkl MtVk
time prudent and
sugacious, benevolent and kind to the poor,
. , t tM i .
anu generous anu iiDerai in every puuuc cu'
But the responsibilities of business and
cares of domestic life, did not diminish his
interest in public afiairs. He never ceased
to rive them the largest share of his atten
tion. and while he did net seek office, he was
ever ready at any sacrifice of time and
money, to advance the interests of his
As a politician lie was a iavonie witu ins
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party. A consistent; unswerving democrat,
ardent and open in the advocacy of his prin
ciples, but courteous and respecuut to all
his opponents. He did much ty his pen
and in his public discussions to promote the
. e 1 :.. .!. Ctl,. Tn
interest ui uis puiij m , 1
he was a member of the( National
Convention at Baltimore, that nominated
Mr. Pierce for the Presidency, and was
afterwards rjl.tced upon the Electoral ticket,
and canvassed a large portion of the State
with the distinguished orator and statesman,
Gustavns A. Henry. In this canvass he
fully established his reputation as a power
ful popular debater. Although but a young
man, without any political prestige, he fear
lessly met this distinguishcd rator, and won
new laurels in every contest. But the con
test over and the victory won, unlike most
ambitious vounir men. he asked no other re
ward than the proud consciousness of having
discharged his duty.
In 1856 he was again m tne .national von-
vention at Cincinnatiand sustained me
nomination of Mr. Buchanan, both in the
convention and in the after canvass, with
zeal and efliciency. In J.857, he w,tb nomi
nated as a candidate, for-Congress i:rthe
Fifth Congressional District, but promptly
declined it, on account of his own family,
and the care and responsibilities of his fa
ther's, which recently before had been cast
upon him by the'sudden death of his father.
In this laudable sacrifice of private ambi
tion, he beautifully illustrated the true char
acter of his heart. His domestic attractions
and filial obligations were not to be broken
by the allurements of political power or the
fascinations bf empty honors. He gently
passed the proffered honor to other hands,
and remained in quiet retirement, the com
fort and pride of his own family, and the
stay and consolation of his bereaved and
In 18C0 he was again called by his pay
to represent them in the National Conven
tion at Charleston, which subsequently ad
journed to Baltimore. He took a prominent
part in all the stormy discussions inai char
acterized that important body, and vith
boldness and energy there advocated (tile
cause for which he afterwards shed his blood.
In the Presidential contest of 18U), he
again canvassed much, of the State in sup
port of Mr. Breckinridge for the Presidency;
and in the subsequent struggle for " separa
tion," in Tennessee, he was one of the earliest
and most ardent supporters of final and irre
vocable disunion. In the cause of the South
and the support of her institutions, no man
surpassed him in zeal, and few in cthciency
ana power. All the energies of his great
heart were involved in the struggle, and
when every peaceable effort to accomplish
separation was exhausted, and the stem ar
bitrament of the sword appealed to, he was
among the first in Tennessee to cast himself
into the breach, .and offer his life a sacrifice
upon the altar of his country, o family
fi nr filial oblie-ation could longer bind him
to the comforts of home and the sweets cf
domestic life. At his country's call, he
knew no other duty than to obey, no higher
obligation than to follow herbannerwherev
er it floated, for the rights of his native
He called the people of hu adopted coun
ty (Wilson) together, and in a fervent ap
peal, urged them to rally to the standard of
the South. They responded with universal
alacrity, amd at onec formed . company of
volunteers' of which, without a dissenting
voice, he was chosen captain. In May 1801,
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they were musierea into mc
Cmi federate States, about the first of June
following he was elected Major of the Bat
talion to which hU company-was attached.
Thar were then fermed into t regiment f
which the laisented General Hatton was
ele(ed Celesel. The regimes thwora.
bd ami known as the 7th reciaeftt, Tea
neseee VolTOteera, was attach! to GwsrtJ
Anderson's Brigade, and under him ordered
tothcStateofMrginia. About the middle
of July the brigade, with Jiigh spirits and.
burning enthusiasm, left camp Trousdale
near Isashville, and moved Into Virginia,
L where theyyere placed under the command
of Ueneral .Loving, under whom and Ucn
eral Lee, they ifere Jhroaghout their cele
brated campaign in the mountains of Wes
tern "Virginia." In. the latter part of the,
winter of 1861, they were at'Winchester
transferred to the command of the celebra
ted Stonewall Jackson, and shared with him
the glories, privations, toils and hardships of
his perilous campaign in the Valley.
They then marcheS to ManassaSjTred
ericksburg, and fiasJIy1 Yorktown, thesee up
the Peninsula, under, General, Joseph
Johnston to Hichmond. a- distance of more
than twelve hundred miles,
No portion of the army, in any part of
the service has. und erjMfie taore privations,
hardships and dancers than General An
derson's brigade, and none have borne thciu,
with more heroic fortitude and manly cour
age. It is true in their1 heavy marches, they
were not engaged ia nay battle, but they
wero often exposed to heavy skirmishes, and
the still more deadly foe to human life, the
inclemency of the season.
Maior Howard' amid it all, bore himself
with manlycourage7ai(d marked hnmanity
anu mnuness towanis siium; uihicc, hi uuiu-
But the hour of his trial in the open field
had not come. It was reserved for the 31st
of May 1862, on the glohoua but ensanguined
held ot "Seren inesjl,.
Hut a short time, prior to this memorable
engagement. General Anderson having re
signed, hk command, Col. Hatton was pro-
a. , . , ' r.?.- tt 1 1
moteu to his Place, ana junior nowaru au-
vanceu to the grade ot Jiieutenant colonel.
In this new position he entered the field on
the 31st May. and therct for the first time in
open and deadly strife, demonstrated his
manly prowess, and amid the death' and, car
nage around him, won imperishable honors.
Throughout the engagement, he was in the
. t - , . f ,i r , . 1 r .
inicKesi oi ine ncui, urging nis muii on to
deeds of nobleSlaring : and while one hun
drcd and seventy-four of his already wasted
regiment lay dead and wounded on the held,
including the brave General Hatton, Colo
nel Howard providentially escaped without
a marie on him.
This brilliant engagement still more en
deared Colonel Howard to the gallant
Seventh Eegiment. IS ew hopes, fairer pros
pecbi, and brighter ficldtt of glory cpened up
before him. His men were inspirited and
imDatient of delay. Thuy loneed to push on
to the still more bloody held, Unit lay just be
fore them, and win brighter laurels and
more imperishable jenwn.. But, God who
sees not as man sees, and whose ways are
post finding out, had reserved for, this, gal
lantomccr a sterner hue. I he battle in
front of Richmond came on, and Colonel
Howard, though in feeble health, was again
on the field, and at his post. Day after day
the battle raged, and day after day the fa
mous "&renA" was held in reserve. But
at length their hour canie, and on the ,27th
of June, 1862, the regiment was ordered for
ward. Here again both officers and men
bote themselves nobly, snd with shouts of
triumph swept the field, tuid gallantly charg
ed the enemy's works; but .they were jnet
by superior numbers and repulsed. In this
charge Colonel Goodner was wounded
and disabled, and the command devolved on
Lieutenant Colonel Howardwho, on foot,
immediately placed himself at the head of
the regiment, rallied the torccs, and with a
desperate eflbrt renewed the charge, carried
the works, and stormed the battery; but
alas fell mortally wounded.
The sun was just setting : the held was
won, and thefearful content fortheday ended,
and at once pronounced I aortal. He heard
the sad announcement without a shudder.
The next day ho was borne to tho city of
Eichm'ond, where he lingered for twelve
dreadful days, llis suuirings,. though in
tense, were borne with a christian' soldier's'
ivmrnmi tw? nlf-lmnr,!, vnjtni, fin,l anrmtlnrl.
ed by every prospect of earthly honor ;and
far frora his home, his wife and child, he
never murmured or uttered a pund of dis
content. Kesigned to a wuuiers fate, and
humbly" trusting in a Saviour's grace, death
had no more terror for him in the private
chamber than in the 'Blotnr "or the battle
field. He was calm, conscious?, and collected
to the end.; spoke often ot Aosey his.mother,
wile, and little child.
As the hour of dissolution approached.
and his only tifother, a gallant young officer.
stood weeping over him, he gently remarked,
" George be calm : it should be a consola
tion to you to knowj that l.die at my post
I fell in front-" And tunfing to his chap-
lam, said; " When we tai:e a calm, philo
sophical view of death, there is but little in
it. It has no terror for mc I meet it cheer
fully, trusting alone in the merits and i&ace
of the Savior for salvation."
Thus saying, the dyincr. patriot soldier
meekly folded his arms across his breast,
and gently breathed his las). In accordance
with his request, his remains were brought
to Tennessee, and interred at ureencville,
under Masonic nnd military honors, in the
presence of a large and mourning assemblage
of the citizens. ,
Tims lived and thus Hied a brave and gal
lant 'nianj and while wc. mourn his loss, we
are not leu, in his death, without the Chris
tian s hope.
"How blessed the righteous wben'they die;
When holy souls retire to rest,
How mildly beams the elosini eye,.
How gently heaves the ex.pirinjr breasts
" So fades the summer cloud away,
So sinks the ralo when sttirms ara o'er.
So gently shuts the eye of day,
So dies the wave upon the shore."
Gen. Ece's Opinion of lien. Early.
The Lynchburg Yirginian publishes the
following; . . ......
IIEADQUABTICIIS W. ti. AR1I1E3, I
March 30th, 1WJ5.
Lieutenant General J. A. Early,, Franklin C. II.,
DeXb Slit : My telegram will have In
formed vou that I ilecm a change of com
manders in your departmenl'nccessaryj but
it is aue to your zeaioun ami uairiouc ser
vices that I should explain the reasons that
prompted my action. The situation of af
fairs is such that we can nglcct no-means
calculated to develop the resources we pos
sess to the greatest extent, and make them
as efficient as possible. To 'this end, it is
essential that wc should have the cheerful
and hearty support of the people and the
full confidence of the soldiers, without which
our efforts would be cmbarnssed, and our
means of resistance weakened. I have re
luctantly arrived at the conclusion that you
cannot command the united and willing co
operation hica is so -essential to success,
Your reverses in the Valley, of which the
public and the army judge ? chiefly by the
rcsuiifl, nave, a learn, iiuumriju your inuu- i
ence both with the people and tie soldiers,
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and would add greatly to the difficulties I
which will, under any circumiitances, attend I
our military operations in Southwestern
Virginia. While my own confidence in
your ability, seal and devotion to the cause
is unimpaired. I have nevertheless felt that
I could not oppoe wliat seems to be the cur
rent of opinion, without injiktice to your
reputation and injury to the service. I
theretore leit constrained to endeavor to nnd
a commander who would be more likely to
develop the strength and retourees of the
country and inspire the soldiers with con
fidence, and, to accomplish this purpose,
thought it proper to yield ray'bwn opinion.
and defer to that of those to whom alone we
look forsupport. 1 am sire that you
will understand and appreciate say motives,
and that no one will he morti ready than
yourself to acnuiesce in any measures which
the interests ot tne country may seem to re
quire, regardless ot ail personal considera
tions. Thanking you for the fidelity and
enrnrr with which vod have always sun-
ported my e Sorts, and for the courage and
. i it ,i
devotion you nave ever Eianucieu in tuc
service of the country.
I am, very respectfully and traly,
Your obedient servant,
R.E. List, General.
StxotXLAB Death. AyotuuriBan aasaed
Vincent Helmbold, wax in a dunking hesse
in Philadelphia, on Thursday afterBOon, in
Seventh street, above Chesnut. , He wagered
twenty dollars that he could lils by his teeth
a certain man, including the cliair in which
he sat. Strange to say, he acco rapKsfeed the
feat and received the money. lie went out
ami stepped ia at a store, corner of Decatur
and Jayne streets, where he wai aequninhxL
He reclined. upon a table, and in a lew mo
ments, when it was time to chne the store.
he was found to be dead. Ifa Ked without
an audible demonstration, bet ht featoreti
were W to be distorted, atdr hk lb J
contracted. His hands were ctiveiy ehmeh
ed. The coroner held as ifwit. and the
jury rendered a verdict of dWh'fres natural
AX ATROtlOtN MllRBEH.
A Sister Mnrtlertt by her Brother, v ho
Glories lit Hit Crime, nnd Gives a
ResMH for Il-Klve Children left
From the Detroit Tribune, oth.
Yesterday, shortly after noon, three ,men
residing at Connor's Creek, about five miles
OHt on the Gratiot read, came to this city,
.haying in .their enstody one John Hanly,
alio Cooper, who had, at about twelve
o'clock' on that day, murdered his own sister
in cold blood, having almost literally chop
ped her to pieces with a axe.
Coeper,,on Wednesday evening, went to
Connor's Creek from this city, and put up
., 'it i t . t r l . t. .. . l V- .
f day afternoon he proceeded to the liousc of
luaknignt at uvuu ujrui b uuwi.
farmer irt the viciBity. and found Jus sister,
- -w J 1 T-l?
Mrs. Lynch, engaged in washing. Feeling
tired, ha sat down in a chair aud fell asleep.
Herremained asleep until about 12 o'clock,
aud when he awoke he conversed with his
fister. "He then drew a revolver, which ho
had provided himself with, and dclibcrctcly
fired at her, but missed his mark.
He then seized an axe. and. dealt the un
fortunate woman a fearful blow in the head.
The sharp i"lge of the instrument struck her
upon tne onuge oi mo iiuch; iiuviug uwu
swung around dewise and almost severed
the skull- The lifeless.bodjr feel at tho feet
of the murderer, and he, as if seized vrith an
additional lit. of desperation, Immediately-
thereafter commenced cutting her body with
the tame weapon-. This, was cut entirely
across the breast in a diagonal manner, so
that when found the heart was perfectly
bare. It js thought the murderer must have
struck' several blows in the latter region, as
one blow of the axe could not have made so
terrible a wound.
While this was going on, one of Mrs.
Tynch's children (a boy), Mr. L. being
absent from the house; ran out and informed
several workmen, who wera tiuuaing a
school-house in the vicinity, that his mother
was being, murdered. The men rushed to
the scene of danger, and found that the in
formation was too true. The front door of
the house was locked, but they went to the
hack door and there beheld the murderer
emerging from the place with the lustru
ment which had completed his bloody work,
in his hand. Tho weapon and himself were
literally covered with the yet warm blood of
the unfortunate victim.
The men secured the murderer and started
to investigate what had been done. The
sight that met their gaze, as they entered
the room where the terrible crime, had been
committed, was appalling in the extreme.
There, upon the bare floor, covered with the
horrid wounds described above, and sur
rounded by a pool of blood., lay the lifeless
remains, of what a short time previously
was a happy mother. The children, struck
dumb'Vith the awful scene, were crouched
or kneeling by the side of the body piteous
ly bewailing the fete of their protector and
dearest friend. Tho whole scene was one
never to be forgotten, and we trust never
again mar be witnessed.
The murderer, covered with gore, stood,
with apparent stoical indifference, gazing
upon the result ol his wont, out only ior a
very short time. His cantors soon marched
liim off to Justice Corrys residence, where
a complaint was made out; and, having
pleaded guilty to the charge, he was com
mitted to the county jail. The parties hav
ing the prisoner in charge, procured a strong
rope and securely bound him hand and toot.
They then placed him in a wagon and
brought him to this city.
Out reporter during the afternoon called
at the jail, and elicited from the prisoner the
following history of his life and facts con
nected with the bloody deed, the most ma
terial parts of which are corroborated by
other parties : although, if wo mistake not,
there is one fact that he did not refer to,
and that is, he has already served one term
in the State prison. The following is, in
8ubstance,,hisvstory, which he told us im
mediately after liaving washed the blood
from his hands and face, and with an in
difference that would naturally exist in the
most heartless villain on record :
The murderer's real name is John Coop
er, although he is known by the name of
Hanlv. He Is "an Irishman' by birth, ami
came to ttus country aoouc twenty years
ago. He worked in this city as a laborer
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for several years, and subsequently removed
to yino, where he became estranged iroin
his wife, for what reason he refused to tell.
He left his children, four in number, to be
cared for by some friends, and wandered
about from one State to another. He rc-
iurnnl tn this city Rome tunc a"0. and ob
tained employment at repairing and laying
tract on the Central Railroad. He says that
Ida sister his murdered victim murdered
his father and mother in Ireland, some
years ago, and ho determined to avenge
their tragic death. He waited patiently
until the day fixed upon which was yes
terday to carry uis.uesigiv into execution,
and armed himself with a revolver to com-
rai t the murder. He went to the house of I
llis sister as before stated, and attacked her
there in the presence of her children. He
says he only intended to strike her once,
alter lux gained tossessioii ot tho axe, but
after having struck one bio he became
mad. and did net care what he did,
ne said, further, that he considered well
what he was going to do,- and accomplished
what ho originally intended, and was d d
glad of it. He considers that he is amenable
to the law. and his mind Li fully made up for
the conseauences. In short, he upeakrf of
.the awful deed as a commonplace event, and
t.t..t ; tTr'Ki
seems to iear ueiuici uuu nui man. ucuug
years of age, not very stoutly built, but of
muscular irame, anu in cuuuieuaiiL-c uvurs
evidence of great determination,
His murdered sister was about forty-two
years of age, and besides a large circle of
menus; leaves a kind husbanu anu nve chil
dren to mourn her untimely death. Her
husband Is well known in the community
where he resides, and has the sympathy
of everybody in this his hour bereavement.
Upon the who!e this is the foulest tragedy
that has occurred in this neighborhood for a
long time, if ever, and wo hope to sec the
author of so much misery have a speedy
trial, and receive the punishment he really
The Memphis Appeal, of the 4th pul-
lishes a private letter from Gen. Joe Shelby,
written at Cordova, Mexico. Tho following
extract will be found of interest:
This is the best country I ever saw. The
finest climate I was ever In. I am satisfied
the climate here would entirely rcstoreyour
health, besides. I know the land wouMM.t
v. .1 r i i
you. jvycryiiiing unucr me nun growr iii-ib i
to nerfeetlon. I have seen cotton, sugar.
coffee and tobacco, corn, rice, and every
kind of vegetables you have in .Missouri
kind of vegetables you
growing to perfection; fruit of every variety
that can be found on earth, U to be found
here; oranges, lemons, pineapples, In fact
so many varieties that this sheet of Japer
would not contain half their names.
The land lies as pretty as in Lafayette
or Saline. The Government 1 very lib
eral: it offers to foreign colonists six
hundred and forty acres near here to
each man of family, atone dollar per acre,
on five years time. The lands are not more
than five or ten miles from the railroad,
which will be completed in twelve months
to thk place. I am fully satisfied that any
good farmer can make a fortune here in six
or ten years. If our people emigrate at all,
this is the place for them, and not Brazil.
They make two crop of com a year here.
The season are regular and fine, abundance
of rain, and, unlike the most of Mexico,
there is no irrigation here; com grows beau
tifully, plenty of timber and fine water. It
is never colder here than in September in
Missouri, and never warmer than your May
weather. e have ice here, and never out
of sight of snow. You will ask, how Is this?
I will answer, that the raoaatains ten miles
ciT afford iee, and their tepa are always cov
ered iwith snow. If our plople, had thU
country, it would be a paradise. A farmer.
tn miles from here, a German, told me he
sold his coffee crop last year, the proceeds of
sixty acres, for sixteen thousand dollars. He
only worked tea hand, exeept while gath
ering, and then doable thai number. Labor
here is from tweety-fve to fiftv cents ncr
day: they board theawelvaf, and only get
paid for the days they wet k.
Thk Jews, both in thh country and. in
Europe, have for several ycani past, been,
akfe(ft eftwta to raise mWriptioR
for ke rebuild uur of tha Tn-ixala l ....
lepemfasiw having iWgTt-fi to them
By me a arum uevwtwwBt. There in a
sHblimity of puqwe aboat the raoretBeitt
jchwekim the respect aadsyajMrtfay
Fort Pillow -KtAHten'n Prepel 3fea
nmCHt Tko Trulh or, Uinterjr Yla-
It, has been said that. Secretary. Stanton
ordered the site of Fort Pillow to o appro
priated to monumental parposes. A marble
shaft i3 fo be erected in honor of the brave
men who fell when Forrest stormed and car-,
ricd tho stronghold. There- wore- daring
deeds done when Fort Pillow was captured,
and it is well that posterity shall not forget.
Jf there were bloody work wo wero not
amazed. When (strongholds are carried by
storm, rules of war as to the late of the van
quished are not exacting as to the nerciful
titss of the victor. This very announce
ment, says the Memphis Bulletin, by the
War Secretary, of hia purpotic, thus to- ap-
Sropriate tho site of tho tan tod fortress, is
esignatcd to beget the discussion-of alleged
and real crimes, countless numbers of which,
wero committed by the leaders and soldiers
of both lata armies. The only difference is,
that otie class of cases havca Cur audience
at Washington, while oven a Butler goes
unwhipped of justice; a library, tho richest
and rarest in America, was needlessly burned
hv another Omar: Masonic lodge were
plundered attd women violated.- The; ac
cursed war was begotten by the wont men
the country ever produced, till war ifc?elf
threw up to the surface fiends incarnate. As
tlte North furnished its fall quota of politi
cal knavery, soitcompliud.with all demands
when blood-thirsty bandits were required.
The South began evert, and as&r.afi we are
ad vised, never went ahead while -knavery
was culminating in crime.
If anybody thinks wo arc not disposed to
do full justice to either contestant, wo would
advi3e them to make a tour next summer
along Sherman's pathway through Georgia
and the Carolina, and then, by way of
changing the scene, with thesamo facts, in a
sort of low comedy, let them follow Morgan
through Kentucky and Ohio. There was a
brief but brilliant reign of Confederate dia
bolism in East Tennessee, which Governor
Brownlow, unfortunately for the State, still
remembers; and Mitchell's acblavesents in
Huntsville were hardly conformable to the
rules of civilized warfare. We do not
think that either party to the fratricidal
contest has much to boast of ia tho way of
Christian virtues, illustrated whilo the. ac
cursed contest was in progrexa ; and had
hoped that tho results of selfishness and sec
tionalism were so. well and hatefully pre
sented that the whole pcopla of all States
would at once go back to original princi
ples of mutual forbearance, generosity, kind
ness. Union. Stantotv. does not desire this
consummation, and would, therefore, turn
the eyes of all brutal passions, glowing with
hate and vengeauce, to a question about
which there was clamor enough.
Lai history slowly and silently work; out
cvenhanded justice to participants and
leaders in the late unhappy war. This
generation is incapable of tlie task. There
is no danger that Fort Pillow will be
forgotten, and heroes, that fell on that
lamous pot, will not the sooner be engulfed
by oblivion. This impatience, to erect en
during monumental piles, smacks of a desire
to prejudge a case that will be fairly sub
mitted to the verdict of posterity. We
would modestly suggest to his potent majesty
of the War Department that he has won
honor enough in war, and how fills a place
in which he share the honors of another
President, who would be as famous in re
storing peace as his predecessor in giving
unity to American States. Will not tho
Secretary think about it?
How far a merciful and just God approves
our views, wo arc not advised, but the
majestic river that flows at the base of the
once blood-stained height on which Fort
Pillow stood is slowly removing the very
soil whereon visitors and vanquished met
horrible deaths. Stanton's monument might
as well adorn ouc as another of the head
lands of tho Mississippi. Half of Fort Pil
low has already disappeared. Gen. Pillow's
works at Randolph, once deemed memories
of strategic skill, have gono down the tido
of rushing waters, if not to oblivion. Island
W no longer lilts its frowning front above
the waters of the Mississippi. There Is not
a vestige of earthworks whence cannon
belched flame and smoke as If vapor of mm-
powder, or local enmities, could dam up the
miirhlv river. SLintnu. fur audit ten lrnnnr.
is working against destiny.
Jrn. UrauO X.oiic.
From tho lllcbmond Times'.
The terrible "butchcra bill" for "six
months" of the war in Virginia, in 1864, in
Ti !. T-l .... .
at last in. it is an ouiciai statement ot mo
loss sustained by the "Army of the Poto
mac" in the many engagements which oc
curred from the first of May to the first of
October, 18(rl. It is a statement of tho Fed
eral loss, and is confined to the' army of
which General Grant was in immediate com
mand. In this report Wts learn that tho Federal
loss in killed, wounded and missing, during
the battles ill the Wilderness, from the 5th
to the 12th of May. Was 27,310, officers dnd
men. In the battle of Spottsylvania. from
tho 12th to the 21st bTlayrthe nggregate of
Federal'loss Was 18,391; -.In the battles of
the North Anna, from May 2lst to May 31st,
the Joxf was 2,007. Iii tits battles of Cold
Harbor, from Juno 1st to lOtb.tho Federal
loss was 13,153. In tho battles of rtcrsbunr.
from June 10th to June i!0th, the loss was
9.C03, frora 20th to 30th June, 5.310. Bat
tle of Petersburg, July 30th. 4,008.
In tho battle of the Trenches, August 1 to
la aggregate aw.
In the battle of n cldon railroad, August
10 to 21-,543. ' j
In the battle of Ream's station. August 25!
In the battle of Peebles' farm. September
10 to October 1 2.C35.
In tho battle of the trenches. August 18 to
In the battle of Boydton Plank Road. Oc
tober 27 to 281,002.
The total are 70C- officers and 9,700 men
killed i 2,790 officers and 01,101 men wound
ed ; and775 officers and 23,685 men min
ing. Total aggregate, 88,787,
All this in one camoaiirn of six months !
The loss in killed and wounded in this time
over G3,000-- is supposed to be equal to
auout one-third 0f the total force under
General Grant's command when it left, Cul
pepper and when reinforcement had been
sent to it.
This statement, which we abridge from on
article in the New York Exptett, does not
embrace tho item? of the bloody account
from the 1st of November, 18G4. until the
surrender of General Lee, at Appomattox
Courthouse. Durinff the last four and a half
month of the war in Virginia, there were
" KJXSi7TCT r7
HSSffi aggregate of thw
ireqticnt an ii loony engagements, which
. . , i ., 7,
TinS th? n,on ,w of lhe ar' th."
jvuxiui uixt iii icsst A-Mf.inA7. BiiowmcriiiaLdii-
loss sustained by General Grant waa much
more than twice as great as the actual
strength of the Confederate armies under
SnflTerlnif la Arkansas.
Gov. Murphy, of Arkansas, In a recent
letter to the Secretary of the American
Union Commission, thus sketches the desti
tution which prevails in that State:
The desolations of war in our Stale nro
beyond description. ufferinir and Borertv
are, perhaps, more general in this .than the
oilier rebel States, from the fact that during
the entire war an internal and bloody strife
existed between the Union demtmt ind
their rebel neighbors resulting in tho
exile of nearly all the loyal families
who conld escape, stripped of all their
property, and thrown helpless on the
cnanty of the benevolent. -A great
many of these families have returned, other
are striving to get back to their old and
once lwppy homes, ignccant or regardlesH of
the destruction that will meet them thure.
Besides the utter desolation that warkwl
the. trsM of war r"li battle, guerrilla hand
every neighborhood ISbrth of tho Arkansas
river; also, in tho conhtie Sonth nf the
nrecJying near the Indian boumlary. It
would be safe to iay that twttthinU of the,
counties in tho State are in. destitute circum
stances, and many will suffer "for food and
ciotning this winter and spring, nnlcsrf re
lieved by the noble kindncM of the people of
uioonncm ctates. ry. next nanr cat, with,
be able to spare the .first fruits for a.thanks
oflcriiig, and bfei Ihts'liand reach'etf out1 lo
Tub authoritiesof a P-r la Switaeril
that he woulu"lrate to the United &.
Tlie lawlex-rftew now prevalent in all pert
of tfcVcountry may have probaljly dfMMMl
this m m appropriate Botany Bay for -.