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was itriwn with clothing, knapsacks, haver
sacks, tin-caps, and canteens, and at intervals
the dead and wounded gathered into groups,
gave a -melancholly aspect to the scene. The
?ecession forces fled with such*speed that the
pnrsuit was abandoned, and the two regi
ments actively engaged returned. Captaiu
McMullin's Rangers also participated in the
engagement aud behaved moat daringly. The
artillery engaged on the Union side was a por
tion of Cupt. Perkins battery, and the manner
in which it was controlled and used is deserv
ing of all praise.
Ou the side of the Union troops one tnan was
killed?a private in the Wisconsin Regiment,and
some six or fight wounded?none dangerously.
The loss on the part of the aeceders was much
greater. Two men were found dead along the
road, and later intelligence states positively that
the killed were hauled off* by wagon loads. The
number wounded ou that side was large, but it
is impossible to estimate it with any certainly.
The firing was heard by the Second aud Third
Pennsylvania Regiments, commanded by Cols.
Stumbaugh and Minier, and led by Gen Wyn
koop, soon after they hud crossed the river, and
the news quickly reached them that an engager
ment was going on ahead. The blood of the
men was up in a moment, and on tlieydashed
at "double quick" in hopes of being able to take
part in the conflict. For near three miles they
marched at a speed that would have been im
possible under ordinary circumstances, but they
were unable to come up in time. Fast as they
advanced, the retreating secessionists were still
faster, and when they reached the scene of the
conflict the victorious Union troops were re
turning from -the pursuit.
The army under Gen. Patterson enoamped
in the afternoon on the road from Williamsport
to Murtingburg at a point distant about six
miles from the last named place. Early in the
morning of the third the march was resumed,
and about noon the forces entered Martinsburg,
where tents were pitched, and the troops sought
repose after a most fatiguing tramp beneath the
Thus far the troops, without exception, have
behaved nobly. They have endured fatigue
and privations without complaint, and they have
moved with a promptness that would not have
disgraced Mad Anthony Wayne's "Light Brig
ade" in the days of the Revolution. From such
men a good report can be expected; and we
who know them, (because we are part ofthpm,)
promise our friends abroad that they will never
disgrace the flag they fight under, or the Gov
ernment they are sworn to defend and perpetuate
THE ARMY IN VIRGINIA.
There are now in Virgiuia near one huu
dred thousand Union troops under the com
mand of Gen. Mansfield, Gen. Patterson,
Gen. McClelland, QDd Geu. Butler. A
force equal to this is held in reseye, and
caD, at a brief notice, be brought into the
field. Such an army as this, callcd from
the rank1* of private life and fully equipped
in 60 dnjs, shows that the Northern people
ire in earnest, and that they will rest satis
fied with nothing less than the complete
annihilation of the present unholj tcbellion
in the Southern States.
? For the "American Union."
THE SECESSION CAVALRY.
Aie.?"Happy Land of Caanan."
On the soil of Old Virginia not rofj long ngo,
When the Union Volunteers crossed the
They mettUe "gtllant" oavalry dressed out for
pomp aud show,
And they sent them o'er the country in
Chords.?Oh! ho! ho! You should have
seen them go!
Dashing, clashing, splashing o'er the ground!
Such "chivalry" can't fight, butjou'd better
believe we're right,
When wo tell you that they know how to
Th6 Badger boys were there, and the Yankees,
cute and true,
Came out to fight the battles of the nation ;
And ths Keystone S;ato so gallant, sent her
sons both bravo and valiant,
Who four not all *.ho traitors in creation.
Chorus.?Oh! ho! ho! &c.
These patriot soldiers true, met the wild Se
And they let thorn have a touch of Northern
They showed thorn Yankee Doodlo with a can
non shot or two,
And didn't they send tho frightened rebels
Chorus.?Oh! ho! ho! &c.
The Union boys are true to the red white and
And true to the old Constitution j
They will wipe out of the land Jeff Davis and
And savo tho great Republic from pollution.
Caonps.?Oh! ho! ho! &c.
FOR THE UNION!
A far in n distant-and southern elime,
Where the'feathery palm trec3 wave ;
Where the tropic breeze with its rich perfume,
Floats amid bowers of evergreen bloom
Lit s many a lonely grave.
Their tenants were buoyant with you:hful hope,
And burning with manly life,
When they left their loved and distant homo
Afar in u hostile land to roam,
Aud engage in a holy strife.
When traitors hands were lifted against
That banner of aneient renown,
Whose stripes and whose stars have floated on
Over every sea, beneath every sky,
And before which all others bow down.
Then from where Maine's pine trees tall and
Enveloped her hills in shade :
From the mighty Atlantic's surf beat shore,
To where the Pacific's billows roar,
Our millions have sprung to its aid.
Tho' the cold remains of those that fall
Shall long in silence repose,
Let us hope that their spirits shall rest above,
Where in the regions of peace and love
They are freed from all earthly foes!
And now on our nations natal.day,
0 ! let U3 rally beneath
This flag which has waved o'er land and on sea;
And until again it shall float, the pride of the
Let no patriot's sword find iU sheath I
While Gen Negly, of the Fifth Brisrade, wa$
advancing by the Hiyes' roid, towards Hiiuej*
ville, on hut Tuesday, the ulvanct) company,
under the charge of Lieut. Smith, U. S. Army,
were surprised near a wood while at a halt, bjr
5 companies of Ilibel cavalry, commanded by
Col. Steward. The advance guard thought tha
cavalry belonged to the Federal troops, and al
lowed tlieui to surround thorn. The cavalry im?
mediately commenced,'firing on them, and shot
one soldier through the head, and captured 43
?including Dr Trip and a Mr. P,timer. Tha
cavalry mounted the prisoners behind them and
galloped o(F down a by road. In conse
quence of heavy firing on the left flank, Gen.
Megly deemed it imprudent to ndvnnce his coW
tunn too rapidly, but led off the cavalry company
for a charge, bat the enemy were too far off to
Company II- of the 28d Pennsylvania Regi
ment, yesterday captured in the jail of Eerkly
county twenty-three muskets belonging to the
Rebels. They were found secreted under tho
beds and in oilier plnce9. Detachments of
troops are picking up arms in all directions,
and judging from tlioir wotly appearanco tho
Rebel ariny must, bo far as equipments are
conccrned, rival Fulstaflf's recruits.
We have rumors of tho advance of Gen.
McOlclland's column from the West, but noth
ing authentic. IIo has about 20,000 men under
Precisely at twclvo o'clock to-day an
American flag was raised over tho court
house in this town in the presence of a
large portion of tho army and a numerous
concourse of citizens. Tho enthusiasm was
! unbounded, and the cheers which greeted
the stars and stripes as they floated to tho
breeze might have been heard for miles.
We annex tho following stanzas which
were found in typo in the " It*?publican "
office, as specimens of secession war po
THE SOUTBSBK "WAOOW.
Air?"Wait for tho Wagon."
Come all yo sons of Freedom and join our Soutk*
We're ftoing to fight the enemy and drive thta
from our land;
Justice is our motto, and Providenoe our guide,
So jump into the wagon and we'll all take a ride.
Chorus?Wait for the wagon?
Tho Dissolution wagon?
Tho South is our wagon,
And we'll all take a ride.
Our wagon's plenty big enough, the running
gear is good,
'Tis stuffed with cotton round tho sides and
made of Southern wood ;
Carolina is the driver with Georgia by her side
Viboinia'll hold our flag up and we'll all take
Chorus?Wait fcr the wa^on, ke.
Missorr.i. Norm Carolina and Arkansas are
They must'hurry or we'll leavo 'em and then
where would they go !
There's "Old Rentuckt" and Maetland each
won't make up their mind,
So I reckon after all we'll have to take'en. up
Chorus?Wait for the wagon, &e.