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The following letter from Surg. L. G. Meyer
contains information of the whereabouts and op
erations of this regiment, that will doubtless
prove interesting to many of our readers :—
Heabrook Landing, 1
Hilton Head Island, S. C, }■
May 29th, 1864. J
Miss Amy M. Bradley — Dear Madam .-—lt may
interest you to know something of the where
abouts of this regiment, since you took so kind
ly an interest in us while we were at Camp Dis
We arrived at Hilton Head about the last of
April without accident, and were sent to the
west of this Island, whore we are now doing out
post duty with headquarters at this place. We
have not much sickness, and no dangerous cases.
Are pretty much contented, and if we could hear
from the " great field of action" every day, could
wish tor nothing except the closing of this re
Through the kindness of Mrs. Marsh, at Beau
fort, S. C, we have been furnished with such
sanitary goods as we have needed.
Thanking you for past favors shown the regi- i
mcnl, we beg you to accept our best wishes for
your future welfare and. success in the good
work. Very respectfully,
L G. MEYER,
Surgeon 2hth Ohio Vet. Vols.
The following order, from Departmental Head
quarters, contains important suggestions to offi- |
cers under whose direction men are to be dis
charged whose term of service has expired :—
H'd Qrs. Depm't of Washington, ~\
22nd Army Corps, >
Washington, D. C, June 6, 1864. J
Circular .--—The attention of all Officers in this
Department is called to Circular No. 36, current
series, Adjutant General's office, providing for
the muster out of troops whose terms of service
have or are about to expire. In sending men to
the place of muster in, they will be careful to
inform themselves whether or not these men
have re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteers, the cir
cular referred to strictly prohibiting the discharge
of such men.
By command of Major General Augur:
C. H. RAYMOND,
Assistant Adjutant General.
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The Baltimore Convention.—This Conven
tion, after a session of three days, unanimously
nominated Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, for
President, and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee,
for Vice President. Plank Ist, of the platform
adopted, declares that the Union and laws must
be maintained ; 2d, no compromise with rebels
and traitors; 3d, slavery must be utterly exter
minated ; 4th, thanks the army and navy ; sth,
approves the policy of Abraham Lincoln ; 6th,
calls for harmony in national councils ; 7th, de
mands protection for colored soldiers; Bth, the
old Whig doctrine of internal improvements; 9th,
goes for Pacific railroad; 10th, supports public
credit; 11th, goes the Monroe doctrine.
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A Gentleman just up from the Peninsula
says that Gen. Butler is ascertaining, as rapidly
as possible, how many of his negro troops were
certainly murdered after having been captured
in recent engagements with the enemy, and that
man for man of the rebel prisoners in his hands
will certainly be shot to death in retaliation. —
This shooting will be at the hands of the negro
The Cleveland Convention nominated a
ticket that cannot be constitutionally chosen.—
Both Fremont and Cochrane belong to New
York; and the President and Vice President
oannot belong to the same State. There i 8 no
danger that any serious difficulty will arise from
this, however, on the 4th of March next.
LOCAL AND PEESONAL ITEMS.
An Extensive Pipe.—We have been shown,
recently, a remarkable specimen of mechanical
taste and ingenuity, by Lieut. Samuels, com
manding Second Division of camp, consisting of
a huge pipe, cut from laurel root by a soldier
named Napoleon De Buck, and by him present
ed to the Lieutenant. The bowl is elegantly
carved, representing a camp scene, a party of
soldiers engaged in festivities and a forage party
laden with the spoils of a successful expedition,
the delineations being so perfect that we could
almost hear the squawk of the chickens and the
expressions of pleasure with which the foragers
were welcomed to camp by their expectant com
panions. The lower surface of the bowl and
stem are elegantly chased with original designs,
and the entrance of each substantially mounted
with bone. As a specimen of what our ingeni
ous soldiers are capable of performing with no
other tools than an ordinary jack-knife, this
pipe stands unsurpassed by anything we have
yet seen. As the gift of one of his subordinates
in the administration of his division, Lieut.
Samuels will doubtless cherish this pipe as a
valuable memorial of his experience in Rendez
vous of Distribution.
Attempted Mutiny—Night Alarm. —Con-
siderable sensation was produced in camp on
Tuesday evening of last week, by the beating of
the long roll at the Veteran Reserve camp, many
supposing that Mosby had paid us a visit, but
when the cause of the alarm was inquired into
it proved that the Reserves had been called upon
suddenly to suppress an attempted mutiny
!'* ie members of the First Maryland Cav
rtered near Fort Albany, they having
> bear arms as infantry, in accordance
>rs from the War Department. In less
en minutes after the order was received
yes were on the road to the scene of dis
and their appearance on the ground
Sect of bringing the disaffected cavalry
npliance with the orders of their offi
e promptness with which the command
Col. Boyd responded to the summons
speaks well for its discipline and effi
•ortant Order. —As will be seen by
ving order, Surgeon G. L. Sutton, of
[ospital, has been directed to assume
>ry control of the Medical Department
mp. Of one whose reputation, as an
) officer, is so well and favorably known
be superfluous for us to say more than
inounce the fact of his appointment:
Medical Director's Office, )
Washington, D. C, June 9, 1864. j
i:—ln addition to your present duties
as Surgeon in Charge of Augur Hospital, you
will take general supervision, under the instruc
tions of Lieut. Col. McKelvy, of the medical af
fairs of the Camp of Distribution.
Very respectfully, your ob 1 1 servant,
R. V. ABBOTT, Surg. U. S. A.,
Medical Director, Dep't of Washington.
Surg. G. L. Sutton, Augur Hospital.
The Northern Monthly for June comes to
us replete with well digested reading matter.—
J This magazine is rapidly acquiring well-deserv
ed popularity, and we wish it unmeasured pros
perity. Published at Portland, Me., by Bailey
<fe Noyes, at $2.00 a year.
Welcome Visitors. —We are always pleased
' to receive visitors and hear their expressions of
surprise and pleasure at the efficiency of our
establishment, but are particularly gratified
when they evince their appreciation of the en
terprise by subscribing for the Journal. We
frequently receive calls from such and intend
hereafter to acknowledge their visits and contri
butions through the columns of the paper. Dur
ing the past week the following persons have
called at the office and subscribed for the paper:
Dr. J. D. Mitchell, Willard's Hotel, Washing
ton, D. C.
Mr. G. T. Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. A. G. Goodall, Long Island, N. Y.
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THE LATEST NKWH.
White House, June 11.—Everything is quiet
along the Chickahominy. Only the occasional
reports of cannon inform us of the near pres
ence of two powerful armies. There has been
extensive manoeuvring of troops in our imme
diate front, apparantly shifting from left to right.
The cavalry corps trains hurried in here about
midnight, causing consternation in the hearts of
many. In was thought they hurried into the
entrenchments to avoid being captured. A story
was rife that a heavy foice of rebel cavalry was
coming on a raid—that our stores at this place
were too strong a temptation for their weak sto
machs. We have a considerable number of men
here, and any raid upon this place would be at
tended with great peril to the assaulting party.
Fortress Monroe, Juue 12—3. 30 P. M.—The
steamer Thomas Powell had jusi arrived from
Bermuda Hundred, and reports ad quiet in Gen
eral Butler's department.
At Rendezvous of Distribution, Va., for the week
ending Saturday, June 11th, 1861:—
BY SURGEON E. A. VANNORT.
, THERMOMETER. ~-WEATHER.
8 A.M. WD 2 P.M. WD 9 P.M. WD WETH,
Sunday, 65 S 75 S 78 S Cl'dy
Monday 75 W 87 8 70 E F—Cy
Tuesday, 66 W 88 W 58 N F-Cy
Wednesday 68 W 75 8 69 N F-Cy
Thursday 66 SW 87 W 61 W Cy-R
Friday,.... 62 N 72 W 59 N Fair
Saturday, 59 NE 77 NE 63 N Cl'dy
Mean Temperature during the week 70J4°
Rain fallen, " "
No. of Hours, 6, quantity, 3.0
Of Rendezvous of Distribution, Va., for the week
ending June 11th, 1864 :—
Sick in quarters at last report, 100
Taken sick, 700
Returned to duty,. 591
Sent to General Hospital, 11l
No. remaining in quarters, 98
Present strength of command, 1624
Total No. cases treated during the week, 800
Police and sanitary condition of Rendezvous—good.
E. A. VANNORT, A. A. Surg. U. S. A., tn Charge.
AUGUR GENERAL HOSPITAL REPORT
FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE lITH, 1864.
No. of beds, 471
" admttted during the week, 11l
" returned toduty, 40
" transferred, 9
" on furlough, 5
" discharged, 9
" deserted, 1
" deceased, 2
REMAINING IN HOSPITAL.
From Rendezvous of Distribution, 448
G. L. SUTTON, Surg. U. 8. V., in Charge.
Of men received and sent to their respective regi
ments during the week ending Saturday, June
11th, 1864 :—
Men received, 789
Recruits and re-enlisted men received, 883
Number of men sent to their regiments, 2385
W. J. SHELDRAKE, Serg't Major.
List of men received for the week ending June 11, 276
Sent away, 1*»
In Camp 315
V ' P.T.STEWART,
I Lieut. 29th Ohio vol., In Charge.