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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING, JOLY 11, 18S0.
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DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CONYEN
TION EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT.
The Democratic Congressional Convention for
the Eighteenth district will be held in Carbondale
on Thursday. July 8id. lf0. for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for congress, and a candi
date fr a member of the state board of equallza
tion. The convention will meet at 10 a. ra .
Each county lu the district will be entitled to one
delegate for every JUO votel. and one delegate lor
every fraction over 100 vote cast In such county
for Bon. Wm. J . Allen for congress In
B. T. Potter, Secretary.
National Democratic Ticket.
WIXFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK,
WILLIAM H. ENGLISH,
Democratic State Ticket.
of Cook County.
LEWIS B. PARSONS.
of Clay County.
For Secretaay of State,
JOHN H. OBERLV,
of (Alexander County.
of St. Clair County.
of Wlnnebajo County.
."The right of Trial by Jury, the Habeas Corpus,
the Llberty of the Press, the Freedom of Fpeech.
the National Rights or Persons and the Rights of
Properly must be preserved - Extract from Oeu.
Hancock's letter npon taking charge of tie Louis
COUNTY ATTORNEY. 1 hereby announce my
self as a candidate at the entiling November
electlou, lor Uie office of County Aitorm v for the
county of Alexander, Illinois. ANOUS LEtK.
PIBCD.T CLERK. -We are authorised to an-
ornate that ALaX 11 1KVI.N will be a candi
date at the ensuing November election fur the
f&ce of ilrcjll clerk in Alexander coun'y.
SKETCHES OF TII DEMOCRATIC
NOMINEES FOR PRESIDENT
OEM . WISKIKI.D SCOTT HANCOCK, THE SOLDI til
-WILLIAM U. ENGLISH, "THE HUJJK OF THE
Maj. Oen. Winfield Scott Hancock, bod
of Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth Han
cock, wa boru in Montgomery county, Pa.,
Feb. 14, 1824. He cornea from sound-Anglo-Saxon
stock, tie ancestral line on the ma
. tertial aide leading back to the English and
Welah, and on the paternal to the English,
Irish and Hcotch. ' His father's tumily w;re
.Episcopalians and Friends, and his moth
er! Baptists. His mother's family have re
aided in Pennsylvania from the time of
William Penn, and have been living in what
is aow Montgomery county lor the past 150
years. In llattield township, may now be
een the old fuuiily homestead, with the
v figures 1764 on the gable end of the more
recent part; the older part, built long be
fore, full in 2 into decay.
Oen. Hancock's father was a native of
. , Philadelphia, and as a boy of 15 sought the
field when the British threatened the city
during the year 1812. It was at Swnrfit'
Ford on tho site ot Norristown that Wash-
- iflgton had crossed the Schuylkill in his
. campaign oi vaiicy rorgfl, and it was here,
fa full view of the historic hills, that young
Hancock's early years were pnssed. Born
and raised Jo a patriotic atmosphere, with
heroic blood in his veins, his martial spirit
and love of justice soon gave promise of the
brilliant future he was destined to achieve.
In 1840 he entered the Military academy
at West Point, and was there as a cadet
with Grant, McClellan, Franklin, John F.
Reynolds (who was killed at Gettysburg),
Burnside, Reno (who fell at South Moun
tain), "Stonewall"' Jackson, Longstreet, A.
P. Hill, D. II. Hill, and other officers of
distinction on both sides during the late
war. Graduating in 1844, he was appoint
ed brevet 6econd lieutenant in the Sixth in
fantry, and assigned to duty on the western
frontier. He participated with his regi
ment in the war with Mexico, and was con
spicuous for his gallantry at San Antonio,
Cherubusco, Molino del Rey, and
the assault and capture of the City
of Mexico. He- served either as regi
mental quartermaster or adjutant, from
June, 1848, to May, 1855, having been
meanwhile promoted to nrst lieutenant.
From June to November ot that year he
acted as assistant-adjutant-gencral of the
department of the west, headquarters at St.
Louis. It was there that he had married a
few years before, the daughter of Samuel
Russell, a prominent merchant ot mat city.
Hancock was promoted to captain and as
sistant-quartermaster in the fall of 1855,
and served on the staff of Gen. Harney, in
Kansas and Nebraska during the memora
ble political troubles of twenty-five years
ago. Afterwards he went with Hraney to
Utah, and rode across the continent to the
Pacific coast, ne was stationed in Califor
nia until the outbreak of the rebellion.
HIS RECORD IN THE LATE.WAB.
When the news of the firing on Fort
Sumpter reached his distant post, he sent
a request to the governor of his state for as
signment to a command of volunteers.
There were many discordant elements in
California at that time, and a manifest sym
pathy with secession, which threatened to
isolate the golden state from the Union.
While awaiting a reply from the governor
of Pennsylvania he took an active part in
encouraging and organizing the loyal senti
ment. His influence in Southern California was
of signal service in saving the state to the
Union. Impatient at delay in hearing from
the governor, he applied to Gen. Scott to be
ordered east for active duty. His request
was granted, and he was assigned as chief
quartermaster on the staff of Gen. Robert
Anderson, w ho was organizing an army at
Louisville, Ky., but before entering on
those duties he was appointed by Mr. Lin
coln a brigadier-general of volunteers, and
assigned to a command in the army ot the
Potomac. The four regiments composing
his brigade were the Fifth Wis
consin, the Sixth Maine, the
Forty-ninth Pennsylvania and the Forty
third New York. In the spring of 18G3
he accompanied the army of the Potomac
to the peninsula, and was actively engaged
in the Biege ot jorktown during toe month
of April. For his gallantry during the
seige he was specially complimented in Ue
despatches of the commanding general of
the army. The phrase "Hancock was su
perb," ran throughout the country, trom
Maine to California. Ilis subsequent con
spicuous services at Golding's farm, Gar
nett's hill, White Oak swamp, and other
engagements during the seven days' fight
which closed with ttie victory of Malvern
hill, led the general-in-cluef to urge his
promotion to major general of volunteer.
la the fall ot iWi, after the return ol ttie
army of the Potomac from the peninsula, he
took part in the movement on Centreville,
Va. In the Maryland campaign or the
same year he commanded his brigade at
Craojp ton's Pass, South Mountain, on the
14th of September. Three days afterward,
on the battlefield of Antietam, ho was plac
ed in command of Gen. Richardson's divi
sion when that gallant officer fell mortally
At the battle of Fredericksburg in De
cember, he led his division in the assault
on Marye's Heights, where ho lost half his
command in killed and wounded, and
where he and all his aides were wounded.
At the battle of Chancel lorsvi lie, in May,
18C3, he covered the roads leading towards
Fredericksburg, w here his troops maintain
ed their position to the last, and forme 1 the
rar-guard of the army in moving off the
field. The general's horse was shot under
him i i that battle. Early in June he re
lieved Gen. Couch in command of tho
second corps, and later in the same month
was assigned by Mr. Lincoln to bo its per
manent commander. ,
Uancock guarded the rear of the army on
the march to Gettysburg. Reynolds was in
advance in command of three army corps,
and after he had fallen on the first day,
Gen. Meade scut Hancock forward to take
command of tho forces on the battle-field.
Upon his arrival ho checked the enemy's
advance, and sent word to Gen. Meade that
the position should be held, as Gettsburg
was the point where the great impending
battle should be (ought. In accordance
with these suggestions Gen. Meade hurried
forward all his forces. On the second day
Hancock commanded the left centre of the
army, and reconstructed the line of battle
pierced by the enemy in many places, so
that at night his position stood intact as in
the morning. On the third day it was his
high fortune to repulse the assault of Gen.
Longstreet, but only after a contest of the
most stubborn and sanguinary character.
Five thousand prisoners, thirty-seven stand
of colors, and many thousand stand of arms
were among the trophies of this victory.
At the moment of his triumph Hancock
fell desperately! wounded. While lying
on the ground on his line of
battle, ba sent an aide to Gen.
Meade, commanding the army of the Poto
mac : "Tell Gen. Meade,' he said, "the
troop under my command have repulsed
the enemy's assault and we have gained a
great victory. The enemy is now lying in
all directions from my front." The officer
who conveyed this message to Gen. Meade,
added that Gen. Hancock was dangerously
wounded. "Say to Gen. Hancock," said
Gen. Meade, "that I am sorry he is wound
ed, and that I thank bim for the country
and for myself, for the service he has ren
dered to-day." By a joint resolution of
congress Gen. Hancock received the unani
mous thanks ot that body for his "gallan t
meritorious and conspicuous share in that
great and decisive victory" at Gettysburg,
The resolution passed by congress was as
For the skill and heroic valor, which at
Gettysburg, repulsed, defeated and drove
back, broken and dispirited, the veteran
army of the rebellion, the gratitude of the
American people and the thanks of their
representatives in congress are likewise
due, and are hereby tendered, to Maj. Gen.
Winfield S. Hancock for his gallant, meri
torious and conspicuous share in that great
and decisive victory.
After the battle he was borne to the field
hospital and thence to his father's home at
Norristown, Pa., where he lay for many
weeks and suffered great agony from his
wound. The bullet was finally extracted,
but he was unfit for duty until the lollow-
mg December. In December, although bis
wound was still unhealed, he reported
again at Washington for active duty in the
field. At this time, after the battle of Mine
Run he was prominently talked ot in cabi
net councils for the command of the army
of the Potomac, and was retained
in Washington with that view, but with
characteristic nobility and magnamity he
disclaimed all desire for the position and
urged the retention of Gen. Meade. Resum
ing command of the Second corps, which
was in winter quarters, he was ordered tjy
by the authorities at Wathington to proceed
north to recruit the decimated ranks of that
celebrated corps preparatory to the ensuing
spring operations. Accordingly he establish
ed his headquarters at Harrisburg, and visit
ed other states in enlisting volunteers. His
high reputation and great popularity made
him eminently successful in Ibis service.
While discharging his duty, the city coun
cil of Philadelphia tendered him a reception
in Independence hall, and he also received
the hospitalities ot New York, Albany, Bos
ton and other cities.
This sketch cannot better close than with
the language of Hancock's first division
commander, that splendid veteran and stub
born fighter, who was himself generally in
hot water with hii official superiors, Maj.
Gen. "Baldy" fcniith. Said the latter of
Hancock : "He was the most loyal subor
dinate I ever knew. He always tried to
carry out his orders in their spirit as well as
to the letter, and whatever he might think
of them, when he received them they be
came his own and a part and parcel of him
self." HON. WILLIAM II. ENGLISH.
William II. English i6 by birth an Indi
ana man, having first beheld the light in
Scott county of that state, on August 27,
1H22. He liberally educated, passing three
years at tho university of South Hanover.
He studied law and was admitted to the
bar, beginning tho pactice of law in 1846,
though much of his tirao was devoted to
agriculture. Previous to this he had entered
into political life as a member ot the grand
old Democratic party. He was clerk of the
Indiana State house of Representatives in
1843 and from 1844 to 1848 was connected
with tho treasury department; was clerk of
the Indiana Constitutional Convention in
1850; was elected to the Legislature in
1851, serving as speaker, and was elected
to Thirty-third congress as a Democrat, by
a vote of 8,054 to 7,004; was re-elected to
the Thirty-fourth congress by a vote of 8,
931 to 8,345. Was again re-elected
to the Thirty-fifth 'congress by a voto
of 10,578 toj 7,057 and was a fourth
time chosen to that office, by a vote
of 9,293 to 7.434 for bis former competitor,
Wilson. Mr. English is quite wealthy and
and possesses unbonded popularity in his
own State and through the West. His can
didacy will strengthen the party in Illinois,
where the splendid State ticket headed by
Trumbull has already struck terror among
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