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ing a house dedicsted't6 o',Most High.
He *111 eurely'ip} h te cpisreants
for their e gion.
Again, they took the orgab, t ed in
the, ehurch, aad' while e: church "*s
n fiamnes, played,upon it, and ig blas
"pheious songs. ; s ' 'a wQde'r that a
thiunder-bolt, sent from the- Most High,
had not deces4 tjand '.ituot the men
doipg this deed ded upon the spot.
Ollopinion is, thnt all awful retribution
s in store for thero, and when the Hand
of Goo chasteneth, they will, but too
lat, gret tepurc they have pur
euedc : . -. . -,
For tihe ?Sltine since We hatve been
eonnacted with-the press,,have we been
ellel upoh to chronicle one of the most
inis, diabolical and inhuman piece of
eiligiousness that could have been
perielrated by man. Lt was done by
thq Yankees in their march through- our
town, and ought'to cause the blush of
shame to mantle the cheek of even their
coadjftors in arms. The pirty af ihei
thatcamped around the Episcopal church,
(aud Who did the ungodly -deed of set.
ting fire to the building,), not satisfied
with hat fiendish work, discovered a
newly made grave, and, thinking that
valuables;were hidden n that way, went
to work and threw off the dirt that covered
the coffin. Lifting th-e 'coffin from its
reetSng, place, they broke off the lid, and
Andb,g that it was the remains of a sol
dier in the Confederato service, deliber
ately took tben ot, and setting them
up in the cofn, placed it back in the
grave in tbtLposttgre end threw the dirt
tut Southers eitisa,ni road the above,
which is tiUe, every word of it, and pon
der 'well the situation. Atre they 'going
to be subjugated by such a band, erhuni
ing even. the dead and bidding defiane
to Pod's. word. Never; Never.' We
believe that as surtay as there is a God
in'eaven, as surely that He ivill votch.
safe to us a true and straight course In
thiswar, an;d in tho ,iid giye.~us a grori
oue.liberty and .ihdependehoe, from such
a people as those who are now waging
against us an unholy an unmorrciful war,
(o'Q THn FAIRFIELD COURIER.
M. 'DItrdI: You will ple:se oblige
nie by inserting the accompanying list
- of of cers of "Hagoods Brigade" in your
ert sheet. 'hey were captured at
Tow r . 20th 'ebruary
lea' and re' now irearcerated at Old
Capitol. Prison,. Washingtorrr D. C.
When t left, they. *et in godd lfealth
gd'thirposiects of a epegdy exohange
119'ek a. i 1r9ttfi;-,l lur. and &ag
lst, LA. iokman - naslgn,
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,,.": , rtD lit ner> > iLD 41fgts
M* S.D I0 : It is no inproper,
?lironglie medin of y.Qi ,'to
sug6g tu parties having in theii "
sio$ fip,prpperty, ff l}as agona, atopk
&o., helonging to other persons, the pro.
priety of advertiit te'f,tc though the
paper, in order that thQowner can'secure
the same. It cannot be expected that
any one having lost a oehicle, mule, cow
or pig can search for it through the Dis
trict or Town. On the contrary, any
one having in his possession what does
not belong.to him, caun probably find the
owner by advertising it..
Vlease publish thia in yttr next i.e,
and possibly the subscriber may hear
something - of one of his cows.
We have selected for this department
the latest and most interesting war news
that has come to hand, There is much
news of this character that we might
publish, but we lack for space and time
]ROM CAMDEN.-We learn that the
etemy, while in Camden, burned all the
buildinge from McKain's Drug Store to
the Branch Bank, and on the other side
of the Main street from Druk 'r's corner
to the now brick hotel. They also
destroyed Zemp's Mill, the Cornwallis
Ilouse. the store of Mr. Gee. Douglass,
and the house of. Mrs. Lang; but gener
ally treated the inhabitants with,civility.
Art in Columbia, the Yankees were
intoxicated, and under its inikience, did
many acts from the infliction of which
citizens suffered who might have other
wise escaped. The strength of the col
umn which visited the town, was about
4,500, and, approaching as tiey did, from
an unexpected direction, many persons
were ctughtin the act of gettng away.
Among! these were Messrs. Thos. Par.
yeatand Cartey, who. had with them
valuable racing stock, including "Censor"
and '"Albion,I and others. All was of
course, captured. Below Camden, the
enemy did not trouble the inhabitants;
neither of Messrs. loy'lins' and John
De8s sure's places being visited, Gen.
Chesnut lost horses, mules and provi,ions,
buttthe dwellings on ais plantations
were saved,by one of his negroes. Ile
tokl the Yankees that "Mossa come dar
aboub once in two year, and dey alloi
give him something to eat, but dat was
all; and if.day bun de place, dev-jis turn
poor nigger out in de colo." Under the
influence of this Ethiopian philosophy,
much old'and valuable property was
One of the ladies acted with great cour
age. The Federals entered her house
and demanded her silver. She told them
It was where'they could not get it. They
threatned to burn the house. Her reply
was: "Burn-but you -won't find what
you are looking for." Ooe of the,Yankees
then set the bed on fire, but the lady still
remginifg firm, they extinguished the
flames' and Icft the premises. Our in.
formant, on his way from Colutnbia, met
large -numbers of negroeswho-had 'gone
with the enemy, but were returnig in
dieg et-the in6Ariable cominent,of the
simpe-hoated, darkies being-"Well,
boss, did you ebber seo such a people."
All looked as if they had seen hard times.
'Among the horses es ptured on Gen.
Chegnii's place, we' forgot to mention
t e super4 stallion presented to f"resident
~avis-b the Viceroy of Egypt. One
ofte' Yankees; after riding' the animal
thfe*ghJet gWeI,"took dXthe gaddle,
Sd pating him on t1a' back,remaked
Se. So,fine to'rIde iudlese' parts,
apd e'll send you to Old Abe."..-9orWA
'1hlr Wadeabo.o Atgus says "we are
reliably informed- that en engagement
took place .on Friday 'aftemneon,' 24th
nit,, between our ea'uuhy under' Yeung
and a portion of' the enmemy near 'Flat
1Icok, Norh.w,Disti~ ., ini whili
the enemy work considea'i wosted,
Our forcetookeome fay-seven prisoners
and darmged she' eorem'ss 8g,tttios
hrd iE-Wnfor~ a a)krib Msbohoreg
tile whicb hd beqe a@tM from
SWe also learn thmat subsequently.Gen.
Batter a bavalry get uip with 'theenmy
som 4f5( hb';bamw Weighbotmod
kil'l wd r tmang ptthem,
Ku, a, MARon S185 --A stua'
born plae d~q&uh
esto cove b mvemR ,up
ment of the o emy was. sont upoonien
Bnd this wAs imiwodiately gobbled up..
A seeozd regiment followed to see what
had become of the first, and 'it was also'
gobble4, At this j[tnoture our rear at.
tack waa giade, and tha balance of the
,riga4e,. Llrcw down their arms. fly
this.movemnent fifteen hundred men were
captured, with three pieces of artillery.-.
all the enethy had at this point of the
The rear mobement "demoralized"
the enemy, and being firmly pressedein
front, they gradually gave way, and at
dark, when the firing ceased, they had
fallen back some tWo or three miles, our
forces 1ose upon them.
The easualities on our side are slight.
The enemy's force is variously esti
mated at from fifteen to forty thousand
25 OO may be near the truth.
Our troops fought" splendidly, and are
Yankee prisoners state that they wore
deceived by their scouts into the belief
that they would encounter no opposition
this side of' Raleigh. They understood
we had at Kinston, only fifteen hundred
Accounts from the front reporb the
eneiy fortifwing at Wise's Fork, the
point to which they fell back yesterday.
All ;ccounts represent the slaughter
of the enemy great.--Correspondence
Goldeboro Sate Journal.
We have information that on Saturday
last twenty-one transports, containing
six thousand troops, left Alexandria for
Fortretv Monroe. Their destination is
supposed to be Grait's lines.
All continues quiet along the lines
abont Richmond, Grant is evidently
waiting upon the reults of other move
ments that are gbing on before he at
tempts an ~advance. Tile weather, too,
forbids any movement by Grant at this
time. - The roads are deep in-mud, and it
will require a spell of good weather
before the c9untry is dry enough to
admit of r4ving artillery. Both armies
are mud bound. .
We have some good neiws from the
Valle$,whmh it irould not be prudent to
give in detaily,at. this time We may
say, however,, that it is reported that
McN'eill. Rosser and Mosby have sur
rounded the guard who are conducting to
\V inchester the prisoners taken of Early.
and thero was a.good prospect of their
not only recapturipg our. prisonerq, but
of also "gobbling up" the Yankee guard.
Wo'shall probtbly hear of the result of
.this movement in a day or tivo.
It is said that. the enemy have, ovac
uated..$tauntoX. 1t. is reported that
during their occupation of the town they
did compar$tively little injnry, except ih
the wy of burning 'govetnment stores
. e W t GEORGIA,r
The West point road is reported to be
completed within nine miles of Atlanta.
Dalton is the only fortified post now oc
cupied by tlie cueiny ii Norsh Georgia,
and his force there is reported to consist
of only two- or -three brigades.. This
shows.of what value is Yankee "con
est,'t and,by wh9t. frei teiure he hols
the country he has overrun, .where he is
only able to place here end there a.strag
NWe learn that about threeweeks ago,
Col. Clinch of the Fourth Georgia Cav
alry, and aparty of his men dashed into
Fort McAllister at Genesis Point and
captured the working force of negroes
engaged in disaafitling the work. About
forty were brought away together With
a number of horses. It Will be remnem6er
ed that this was the first point struck by
Sherman on reaching the coast, and that
it gavehim a' comnmanding base for sub
seqpent operations. The fleef, opening
fire on CoL Clinch and his party, preven
te4 the work from being held, sad It
beetr desigmed to do so.
r't Is state1 int Mobile papers that
Priee is recruiting his army near Shreve
port. The Legislature of Louisiana is in
-V \e hare a r'eniewal of the~ report
fro l the region of the Mississippi of a
contemplated attack upon Mobile. Xt is
statedthat thus far forty thousand Yanis
kE* trbops hate pnssed down the river.
2b\i fatest news'roin North EAltaois
(s, that Logania corps 'oc4dupies Hauits-1
ville and she,.adjacent -country. Ool.
REAd, of Jacksonvo6unty,. and Cpptain
JTohnson, of Madisoin ibuty, burtit the
fra6ad'bridgq qVer hint 14ck iver
abouxt.the ibeh er 1841ofJ Jaury.. Te
entemy are teported to have bum&. syery
house in Gunterevili but.six. WuftaVe<
q~fjation,- fIpof" the intelligence
in retaliati pta 4h#cer
.g~llsahavi' lied fou~titeWrn1
. ankeesh ud t e kuaps in<
Slespeeamear .~a Rock, ore bp a
shah~ anud'a+Idew's. hotuge .u -.evry I
residence anud out houe.of eve'tdaip
06 j l uf, * $~
TXL ;A l'PJ8T 'NEWS.
TILE F,[oILT IN NORTH 6ARO.INA.
The following official dispatches have
been received at the .War -Dbpartment:
"HEADQUARTERS, etc., March 9, 1865.
"Jiof . 0. <.reekinridge, &rcetary of
"^tenertl Bragg reports that lie at
tacked the enemy, yesterday, four miles
in front of.Kinston, and drove him from
his position.. He disputed the ground
obstinately, and took up a new hne three
miles from his first.
"We captured three pieces of'artillery
and fifteen Luhdred prisoners.
"The number of the enery's dead and
wounded left on the field is large. Ours
"The troops behaved most handsome.
l'y, and Major-Generals Hill and Hoke
exhibited their usual'zeal and energy.
R. 1. LEE."
Killston is thirty mifes east of New.
bern, fifteen west of Goldiboro,' and rev
enty-tive miles south-ea it' of Raleigh.
The force which General Bragg attack
ed and whipped was Foste's, which was
pushing up to co-operate with Terry,
who is advancing ou Goldtboro" from
HEADQUA.ATERB, Yarch 9.
lion. J . Breckinridge, &e)ctary of
Gen. Rosser reports that o.x the 6th,
with a few of his men, he a".bveked the
enemy near Harrisonburg, Who were
guarding thq prisoners taker, at W'aynes.
boro, and captured a few trisoners On
the morning of the 7th, he again attack.
ed them, near Reede's Hill, having de
tained, them for a aay and night at the
rive'. He 2used them to retire in
haste, abandoning the only piece of ar
tillery they had, and- their amgulances.
Hie annoyed t.hem a great deal which
enabled a good many of our Inca to es
(Signed.) R. E. L EE.
HEADQUARTERS, March 10.
lon. . C. Breckinridge, &cretary of
General Hampton a'tacked K;ipatrick
at daylight this morning, and drove him
from hus camp, taking his guns, wagons,
and many horses, and several hundred
prisoners, and releasing a great number
of out own men, who had been captured.
''he guns and wagons could not be
brought off for want of 'horses. Many
of the enemy were killed and wounded.
Our.loss was not heavy. Lieut. Col.
B. L. King was killed; Brig. Gen.
Hume, Cols. Hayne and Harrison;
Majors Lewil, Furguson and others
LSigned] R. E. LEE.
.1 iciriox, March 11. - The bill
putting negroes in the army, as passed
by the Senate, is precisely the same bill
passed by the House with the exception
of the following proviso to the fourth
section, which was concurred in by the
H-Iouse: Provided, that not more than
25 per cent, of the" male slaves, between
the ages of 18 Alld 45, in- any State, shall
be called for under the provisions of this
AUGUSTA, March 1'6. - An earl v
advance of the enemy threatens Mobile.
A large fleet is in Mobile bay.
La.nd forces continue to be concen
traled ' at Pens coli. .Stements from
North Alabama relate that a portion of
rhomas' army is moving eastward to
ward Chattanooga. It is supposed he
intends a m.wecment through Wills
Valley into Alabama to act in ooneert
with operations agair.st Mfobile.
Private information from 'Charleston
reports 'the gtrrison greatly reduced.
['he Yankees are running railroad trains
ro'm Charleston to. Summervulle.
-Oat hundred and sevent.y thousand
lollars in monej and over fifty thousand
lollars worth of provisionQ hav'e been
ontributed in this city for' te beneWt of
PRoMoTToNI ONFIRMED.-The Con.
ederate' Senate has confirmed the nom~i.
aation of Maj. Gen. I.forrest to a Lietut.
3'eneraley: and also that of CoL. Ellidon
Japers,.of South Caiclina, to the position
>f 1migadier General..
'SAv.A*19AH ITEU8.--Eggs are- selling
it *1L50 pur do:.; flonr *16 to 18 per
arrel; Irish potatoes, *4 per bbl..
Stringent 9tder'a. have been issued
igainst all letters,-newspapers and other
loonmuts being st without the city.,
1solfrg ;re heirtg enlistect and
'he 'alirs ef the lank.of thte tote
>f Georgia and the Central Railroa4 ~.k
re wat the 1%bvost Marsbi1's
Last'ni# continnbus htocesIon
f ran uht 4 storms.
Profeseof Wega formerly ofthiioity
* "t4lag'.t hWlie oheYnks~'
Thean flor p n~1u I
Fa01 SH9arrbAlr- We leartn that ot
Saturday, the 4thl, inst.,- bheridan, with
ten thousandA mounted aen was between
Richmond and Lyiohburg. On Sunday
night following, he destroyed the depot
ana water-tank at Coto Station,- oil the
Orange and Alexandria R. R. lb is stated
that arrsngernenta ha' 'o been made to
meet and capture the'aff . '
WIto's the Owner?
-LADY'S HAT las.be 'left at utih
office for identitiostion. T.o owner
will plea:e come' forWard preve property,
pay charges, and get tlh, hat.
Soldter's Board of Relief.
OFFICE OF AUDITOO SO. 1CA.,
SPARTANUood, C. If., March 1, 1806.
rfH18 d'epatment is located for the' pre.
sent at this place. The Soldier'B'Tioard,
of Relief in Districts and'Parishes with whicW
there is no- oothmyuication by mail, will for.
ward their retttrns by horse couriers imme
diately upot, the receipt of this notice. The
expenses of these couriers will be paid at
this office. All other important communi -
cat ions for this office ehou'd' be forwarded
in the samo way. ME
yA M'ES T UPPER,
mch 28'6&--2 Auditor of S. C.
Ai-All papers in the State copy twive
lldq're Arantees of the C. States,
Ilh FEBnUARY, 1805.
No 2. }
IN entering upon .ti' ca'paligr about to
open, the General-in Chief feels assur
ed that the soldiers who have so- long and
so nobly borne the hardehips and- daagers of
the war, regnire no exiortation to respond
to the onllr of honor and duty.
With the liberty transmitted by their fore.
fathers they have inherited the .spirit to do.
The choice bettebn wdr and abject sub.
mission is before them.
,To such a proposal brave men with arms
in their hands can have but one answer.
They cannot barter manhood for peace,.
nor the right of self-government lor life or
but justice to theth requires a sterner ad'
monition to those who haveabandoned- theit
comrades- i the hour of peril
A last. opportdniuy is offerod them to wipe
out the' disgrace ahd escape the punishinent
of their orithes.
By aut horlty of the Pretident of the Con'
fedet-ate Stetds,' % pardon is announced'to
snch deserter' Maid men Improperly absenr,
as shall return to the commands to-*hich
they belong within the shdt-test possible
time, not exceeding twenty days from the
publication of this order at the headquar
ters of the department in which they may
Those who majr be prevented by inter
ruptio of comntunioations, may report
within the time specified to the nearest En
rolling Officer or other officer on duty, to be
forwarded as soon as practicable, and upon
pretenting a cerlificate from such officer
showing compliance with his requirement,
will receive the pardon hereby offered.
Those who ltn$e deserted to the service of
the enemy, or wl' o have deserted after hav
ing been once pardoned for the same offence,
and those who-shall desert, or abasn them
selves without authority after the publica'
tion of this order, are excluded from its bone.
fits. Nor does the offer of- pardon extend
to other offenbes thatt dedertion and, absence
By the same authority, it is also deolared
that no general amnesty wilt again be grant
ed' and those who refuse to accept the par
don now offdred, or who shall hereafter de
sert or absent themselves without leave;
shall sutiffer such puhishmelt as the Courts
may impose, and no'application for dlemen
oy will bo entertaided.
Taking now resolution from the fate
which our enemiea'intend for us, let ei ery
man dbvoto all his energies"to the commoa
tetenoe. - '
'Our resotfrees ' wisely and vigoretsly em
ployed, at'e ample, and a brrte army, sus
tained by a determined and united peoplei
usucess, with God's' assiistane san'o be
The advantages of' the enemy will have'
but little value if we do not permit them to'
impair our rebolution. I;E us, then, op
poe constancy't to- adversity, fortitude to
muferlng and courage to danger, with the
ls't assurance that He 'w~ho gave freedom
o-our fatliers will bless the efforts of their
thilldren t'o proseve it.
moch 28'05-6' R. 1!i LEE, (beneral.
Hidi,es Awantes of thae C. S.,
11tn PnUAnY, 1805.
No, 8. f
T H E discipline aud effeiency of the army
-'have been gtWatly impaired by men
caving their proper commands to join
thers, ins whloihey Snd service unore lgree
'TRis Vraatli4e almost as injutrious in its
,onsuounebs ts'thse *ime of desertion,'by
he Articles,of War, eneses the ofender to
Susha si pnkiislnitn and subjectsu the off,
de roclving 1timu di6gtneisaf"fon the
ft is therefot'o doblered that it e'po'isions
tf General! Ordev ir. No'i,- of thiW 'dItt; from
army headqu*rtr 'spgly to su . m-ea
U.a'64 lft' thi'pr.$4trdotnmane dne
sthers witho t,being tolarlftensgbrrbd.
L'ieg Vill relielvo, tit ~aden~u .getld in
ibat'oitdetu~s dompliy i W Vltps 0dl
ions, or ,ue.the e s~o~ eS h*oed
her proper comm ds.u~ t
As soon Os peseea$% 15 il4eion will
e as4o, a44 ~srgesv~ b~ o?fered
e~t tjAese y , 3ege enfrd this