mv tfliip §n$M.
Another call will Boon be issued for from
200,000 to 300,000 men.
Passengers from Vicksburg 3d inst, say that
Gen. Sherman and his army were then at that
About 36 counties of Arkansas will take part
in the State election. There will be no opposi
tion to Judge Murphy for Governor.
A Brigade of Rebel-cavalry pushed into onr
lines on the 6th, at Massy Creek, but were hand
somely repulsed. We took several prisoners.
The report of the death of Col. Dahlgren is un
happily true. He was killed on Friday in a
skirmish at King and Queen Court House..
The people of New-Mexico are in apprehension
of Rebel forays into that Territory, as the Union
occupation of the South-West leaves the traitors
nowhere else to go.
Gen. Hancock is gathering recruits for the
Second Corps with decided success. He received
over 500 in February, and thus far in March be
tween 300 and 400.
On Tuesday, the Ist inst., a Lieutenant and
fifteen men of the sth Pennsylvania CaA r alry,
while on a reconnoitering expedition, were cap
tured by the rebels in the Dismal Swamp.
A fire in Meriden, Conn., on Wednesday morn
ing consumed several blocks of buildings. The
loss is estimated at $72,000 ; insurance, $57,000.
one man was killed and another badly injured.
The latest news concerning the pirate, Ala
bama is from Hong Kong to Jan. 13. Up to that
date, nothing in addition to former news was
known about her. All the American shipping
in Chinese waters was unemployed.
A Young General.—Brig. Gen. Custer is the
youngest general in the volunteer service. His
age is 24. He graduated at West Point, and com
mands the Michigan cavalry brigade in the army j
of the Potomac. He was married on the 9th
ult., to Libbie C. Macon, at Monroe, Michigan.
Ex-Gov. Wright, who presided over the In
diana Union State ConA'ention, closed his speech
with the prediction that, Avhen the war was over,
there Avould never be another negro put on the
auction block and sold into slavery on the Amer
Profane language is abominable. Loud
laughing is impolite. Inquisitiveness is offen
sive. Tattling is mean. Telling lies is con
temptible. Slandering is devilish. Ignorance is
disgraceful, and laziness is shameful. Avoid all
the above vices, and aim at usefulness. Never
be ashamed of honest labor. Pride is a curse.—
Keep good company.
He who, early in life, makes up his mind to
succeed, and goes to work, throws off his coat,
rolls up his sleeves, drives ahead in earnest, and
labors right on, through sunshine and storm, in
summer and in winter, that man will succeed.
There is no such word as fail for him. Reverses
only stimulate the effort; success does not intox
icate, only encourages directness and renewed
Gen. Sherman has destroyed forage and pro
visions enough to subsist the Rebel Army from
three to six months. In one place he has des
troyed over #2,000,000 Avorth of property. In
other places he destroyed immense stores.—
Thousands of bushels of corn and largo quanti
ties of wheat Avero set on fire and consumed.
He brought in large droves of cattle, several
thousand head of mules, 8,000 negroes, and over
400 prisoners, with but trifling loss in men and
materials on our side.
@tt* *t. £. Sanitary orommi^ion
Was constituted by the Secretary of War in June,
1861, In accordance with the recommendation of the
Surgeon General of the U. S. Army, and its appoint
ment and plan of organization were approved by the
President of the United States.
H. W. Bellows, D. D., President.
A. D. Bache, LL. Device President.
J. Foster Jenkins, General Secretary, New York.
J. H. Douglas, Associate Secretary, Washington.
F. N. Knapp, Associate Secretary, Washington.
J. S. Newberry, M. D., Secretary Western Dept.
Geo. T. Strong, Treasurer.
SPECIAL. RELIEF DEPARTMENT.
F. N. Knapp, General Sup't. Washington, D. C.
J. B. Abbott, Chief Assistant, " "
Soldiers' Home, ... Washington, D. C.
Lodge No. 4, H street, between 13th and 14th streets
Lodge No. 5, Maryland Avenue, near railroad depot.
Nurse's Home, .... Washington, D. G?
Soldiers' Home, Third street, Cincinnati, Ohio, Col.
G. W. D. Andrews, Superintendent.
Soldiers' Home, Louisville, Ky. —James Malona,
Sup't., James Morton, Special Relief Agent.
Soldiers' Home, Cairo, 111.—C. N. Shipman, Sup't.
and Relief Agent.
Soldiers' Home, Nashville, Tenn.—Capt. I. Brayton,
Supt. Rev. J. Hoblet, Relief Agent.
Soldiers' Home, Columbus, Oil to. , Supt.
Soldiers' Home, Cleveland, Ohio.—Clark Warren,
Sup't. and Relief Ag.-nt.
Soldiers' Lodge, near landing, Memphis, Term. —
C. W. Christy, Sup't. a:id Relief Agent.
Soldiers' Lodge, Kelly's Ferry.—W. A. Sutliff, Sup't.
Soldiers' Lodge, Bridgeport, Ala. —Rev. O. Kennedy,
AGENCY FOR PENSIONS.
William F. Bascom, Pension Agent, Washington,
D. C. f
Between Washington and New York —Sol. Andrews,
M. D., Surgeon in charge.
Mississippi River, Clara Bell.
Cumberland River. New Dunleith.
Potomac River, Elizabeth.
The Sanitary Commission has arrangements for
supplying information gratuitously with regard to pa
tients in the Uuited States General Hospital at the
following points. Others will be added as new hos
pitals are opened:
For information, address " Office Sanitary Commis
sion, Washington, D. C'
Washington, D. C, Annapolis Junction, Md.,
Georgetown, D. C, Cumberland, Md.,
Alexandria, Va., Point Lookout, Md.,
Baltimore, Md., Fairfax, Va.,
Frederick City, Md. t York, Perm.
For information, address " Oilice Sanitary Commis
sion, No. 1307 Chestnut street."
Philadelphia, Perm., German town, Perm.,
Chester, Perm., Chestnut Hill, Perm.,
Reading, Perm., Hanisburg, Perm.
NEW YORK DEPARTMENT.
For Information, address "Omce Women's Central
Union, No. 10 Cooper Institute."
New York, N. V., New HaA r en, Conn.,
Albany, N. V., Portsmouth drove. It. 1.,
Newark, N. J., Boston, Mass..
Burlington, Vt., Brattleboro, Vt.
For information, address "Office Sanitary Commis
sion, Louisville, Ky."
Columbus, 0., Keokuk, lowa,
Cleveland, 0., Davenport, lowa,
Camp Chase, 0., Paducah, X v.,
Gallipolis, ()., Hickman Bridge, Ky..
Cincinnati, 0., Lebanon, Ky.,
Quliicy, 111., Columbus, Ky.,
Mound City, 111., Louisville, Ky.,
Jeflersonvllle, Ind., Covington, Ky., .
Evansvllle, Ind., Lexington, Ky.,
New Albany, Ind., Munfordsvllle, Ky.,
Madison, Ind., Bowling Green, Ky.,
Indianapolis, Ind., Chicago, 111..
Miliken's Bend, La.. Lake Providence, La.,
St. Louis, Mo., Leavenworth, Kansas,
Roll a, Mo., Memphis, Term.,
Springfield, Mo., Clarksville, Term.,
Jefferson City, Mo., Murfreesboro, Term.,
Iron ton. Mo., Gallatin, Term.,
Nashville, Term., Vicksburg, Miss.,
Corinth Miss., White River, Ark.,
Cairo, 111., Point Pleasant, Va.,
Stevenson, Ala., Chattanooga, Term.
In all cases the name, rank, company and regiment
of the person enquired for should be given, and where
he was when last heard from. If the application is by
letter, the answer will be sent by return of mail; If
In person, It will be" answered at once ; or if by tele
graph, an answer will be returned Immediately at the
The office of the Directory will be open dally from
8 o'clock," A. M., to 8 o'clock P. M., and In urgent cases
applicants ringing tlie door bell will be received at
any hour of the night. ■
09~ Soldiers' Aid Societies, clergymen, editors and
others, can scarcely serve the cause of humanity more
; effectually than by frequently and widely dissemina
ting a knowledge of the above, among those who have
i friends in the army. The hospital statistics in this
department of the Sanitary Commission are very
complete and exact, and daily prove of incalculable
value to the soldiers, their friends and relatives.
The Sanitary Commission, under special authority
of the President of the United States, mantains an ex
tensive system of agencies for securing the safe con
veyance to, and distribution of, goods put in its charge
for the sick and wounded at points where they arc
most wanted. It operates with equal care and gen
erosity at all points—at New Orleans and at Washing
ten ; its distributions being governed by a comparison
of the wants of the patients in all cases. To ascertain
■ the relative character of these wants in a trustworthy
manner, and to secure an equitable distribution and
• honest use of the goods distributed, besides tlie unpaid
' services of the members of the Commission, twenty
■ physicians of high professional and moral character,
and more than fifty lay agents, are employed, under
, pecuniary securities for responsible and efficient ser
vice. The cost of these arrangements has thus far
been about 8 per centum of the value of the goods dis
tributed. The Commission has not been able te obtain
i authentic evidence of losses, miscarriage, or misap
propriations, to the value of one dollar in ten thou
sand, of gcxxi.s which have been once received at it*
, shipping depots. The following is a list of these de
pots, to which auxiliary societies, and all disposed te
• aid the sick and wounded, without reference to States
or localities, but simply to their relative necessity for
• assistance, are Invited to send their offerings:
, Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, No. 22 Summer
street. Boston, Mass.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, No. 10 Third
avenue, New York.
Sanitary Commission. Branch Depot, No. 1307 Chest
nut street, Philadelphia.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, No. 46 South
Sharp street, Baltimore, Md.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, corner Vine
and Sixth streets, Cincinnati, O.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, No. 95 Bank
street. Cleveland, O.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, No. 66 Madison
street. Chicago, 111.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, No. 2 Adam's
Block. Buffalo, Now York.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, No. 59 Fourth
f street, Pittsburg, Perm.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, No. 32 Darned
• street, Detroit, Mich.
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, Columbus,
Sanitary Commission, Branch Depot, Fifth street
The Commission receives no pecuniary aid whatever
from the Government, and is wholly dependent on
the voluntary contributions of the public for the
means of sustaining its operations. Contributions to
the Treasury are solicited, and may be transmitted to
George T. Strong, Esq., Treasurer, 68 Wall street, N. Y.
DISCHARGE PAY OFFICE,
No. 38911 St. North, Near 13th St. West,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
AT THIS OFFICE ALL ENLISTED VOLUNTEERS
Discharged from the U. S. Army make a final set
tlement of their accounts, whether discharged to ac
cept promotion, re-enlist as Veteran Volunteers, or on
[ account of Disability.
All Soldiers having business at this office are ear
nestly requested to present their claims personally,
and not put them into the hands of claim agents, as
they are attended to promptly and always take prece
dence to claims presented by those agents.
Maj. D. TAYLOR,
March 16,1864.] Paymaster U. S. A., in Charge.
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F-I-EE X'EIVSIOJV AGffiNCV
U. 8. Sanitary Commission.
WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.
Pensions Procured for Discharged Inva
lid Soldiers Without Charge..
At this Agency, established with the approval of
the Government Pension Bureau, all the pavers re
quired to procure a Pension, in any case, are made out
and all the necessary correspondence is done with
out charge, to the ArPLicANT. It is for Soldiers of
Ant, States, who have served In our Army.
It is desirable that each applicant should brine with
him two persons willing to make oath that they be
lieve him to be the identical person he represents him
self to be.
OFFICE—No. 389 H street, between 13th and 14th
streets, junction of H street and New York Avenue
i adjoining the office of Paymaster for Discharged Sol-
WM. P. BASCOM, Director.
DIVINE SERVICE 1 "*
Is held in the Hospital Dining Room every Sun
day at 2 o'clock, P. M. Soldiers in the hospital and
camp are respectfully invited to attend.
1 WM. J. POTTER, Chaplain.
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