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he rebellion.
ftportant Intelligence
r from Washington.
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i auacK 01 me ROWIS ou liDtj
r Pickets at Stater's Hill,
' Splendid Conduct of the Pennsylvania
Rumored Resignation of Gen. Lee, of
the Rehel Force.
Capt. Craven Appointed to ihe Command
of the Potomac Flotilla.
Sensation Rumors Set Afloat by
Rebel Sympathizers.
The Occupation of Harper's Ferry
Not Necessary at Present.
The Rebel Attack on Fort
Pickens Abandoned.
Fears Entertained in New Orleans
of an Invasion by
Union Troops.
Efforts of the Rebel Agents in Mexico
to Obtain a Recognition*
iitl ac*. ti<
Wash: toton, June 30, 1S61.
It is evident that General Scott Intends to bring together
whatever number of troope may be necessary t >
avoid any contibgency of failure in the execution of bs
plans for the suppression of the South Carolina rebellion.
H* trips hi re Second regiment, the Fifteenth, Sixteenth,
Seventeenth, Thiitieth, Thirty first, Thirty-second,
Thirty feventh and Thirty-eighth New York regiments,
and Colonel Baker's California regiment, raised
in New York, the Second Wisconsin, Second
Vermont, First Minnesota, Fifth Maine, First
Second, Third and Fifth New Jersey, and the
Ninth Massachusetts regiments, in all nineteen full regiments.
Of these the Fifteenth, Thirtieth and Thirtytecood
New York, Colonel Baker's California regimen',
firom New York, the Fifth New Jersey and Ninth Mas
saehusetts have arrived since midnight last night.
Since the government has determined upon a vigorous
prosecution of the war, it seemB that General Soott
and the War Department are equally determined to
work up to She emergency, and have everything ready
for a simultaneous forward movement along the whole
line of operations, from the I'otomac to the western
boundary of Missouri. The divisions of M'Clellac
and Patterson are already In motion. The forces here
are only waiting the proper moment to oo operate. Gene
rai Prantim at Cairo and General Lvon in Missouri are In
it ate of preparation, and not many days can elapee bofore
the grand movement will be made which will, with
oat doubt, push the war southwards beyond the southern
boundaries of the Border 8tates of the South, and relieve
. -them from the oppressive despotism to which they aro
now subjected by the armies of Jeff. Davis
and bis rebel co conspirators. Notwithstanding the
presence of such an immense number of troops in and
around the capital, the city to-day has been quiet and
Sabbathlike. There have bees no signs of disturbance of
the peace, and the admirable police arrangements of
General Mansfield are ample for Its preservation by day
and night. The patrols of Infantry and oavalry, ana the
' summary arrest and commitment to the guard bouse of
all intoxicated or disorderly soldiers are sufficient to
Ik maintain perfect discipline and subordination. General
I Mansfie'd deserves great credit for this.
A report Is In circulation here that the misunderstand
^ftng between Jeff. Davis and Generals Beauregard and Lee
have been noted for some time past have occasioned
^ be latter to resign his prsition. This rumor is credited
Hfrom the fsct that private letters from General Lee to
Hold associates in the United States army have disclosed
^kts dissatisfaction with the service in which he was then
Hcommam er Thomas T. Craven has been detailed to
^Hke command of the United States steam flotilla on the
^^fttomac, In place of Oommamlor James W. Ward, re
killed on board the Freeborn In the action a'
n>ander Craven was born In this District, and entered
1?? l?a moo Pin loffal FMtilhnra la Vavxt VatIt
!lng there.
that the steamer Freeborn has been so
I In the recent conflicts In which she has
r late, that she will be condemned. She
isplin, who acted so gallantly at Mathias
red a letter from the Secretary of the
Ing him for his brave conduct.
9, Captain of the maintop, on board the
en promoted Mailers Kate for his great
is Point.
hirers are engaged In getting up rumors
ion among officers and soldiers In the
th the hope of creating disturbances and
i a bad reputation in the public mind In
1 sending the same abroad to react In
ithern Confederate States. One of these
A industriously circulated here to-day:
threatens to resign in consequence or
ess Monroe; that the garrison is demo
t the New York regiments there demand
tor General. Tnere is no truth In the re
At the same ttme It Is safe to say that
b making to Induce the government to send
V>rtr?M Monroe and de'all Genera) Butler
General McDowell, for the grand movemade
forward. It Is evident that no
>e made forward from Fort ret a Monroe
es, wagins, cava'ry and canned are grant
ofthea-my. It le believed that GeoerSj
i/ keeping General Botler from a rrpplj -
c\ H
r. \ e
if uiicxs la ;re~ tnt i.e n.rvtrt?Bt ant!) cer?:o
per:od. vfcen U.e crder 10 sac re ferrard ril) extend
a' eg toe whc.c :!ne from Forfreta kcoree to "be kLet'e
?? '?? preaeiiilrg such a ectce m tfceworid Lover ?el I
g??ea open I
A BM?<.rger wit letpatched yesterday with despatchea
to General Pattcricn. It appears tbe government dooe
-at regtr tbe oc j-V.ton of fla'per'g Ferry at prefect**
of any great imparlance, low tlai eveVyih'ng naa been
ucttroyed. Tbegirat (uptake *a? on the part of General
Patterson tbit be did oot at icie oerupy it after ibe fret
evaeiat.on. Ee ;e probab'y aware cfthiefac', taviog
bees xfornced of .t ty tbo General in-Chief.
' Tbe fedora) forte on Ibe Virginia tide, are Dea-'y a)
ecmpl. "cd Ttey have been conptrccted under tbe puperviikn
of ctmyewt ong'uccrs. and are deemed Im
prigral'e, f deftm eO by a full complement of tto defend
rr* of il:o -UirB ruid Str.pes Tne ero- '^OC* iheee
for :b wan a wise p-ecaution for ibe defence of tbe actional
capltel, but tom r'esoi t appearanree, tbey wOl never
be subjected to attack It 'r not impeobable mat tbetr
prtsict gtrrlecri; w 'J rcon move forward to ruber and
more (taring toeccB of action.
A meet.eg of tbo c.t 7CJ8 of Alexandr a aod Fa'-fas
counties, Virgil, a, was held la ih's city last nigt'., at
which John Eavxbi r?t wlh selected a? ibe Uoioj candidate
for Delegate to the Route ct Delegates for Fairfax
county and Jae. T. Cree *8 tbe candidate for State Scoaicr
for that Senator .a) detract, to bo vied for at tbe
n| ecral election to be heid on tbe 3d o? July. A I'oion
meeting or tbe ca zeca of Fairfax and Alexandria orun
ties te to be held in Alexandria on tfooaay mjot next.
.A resolution ?ns at'eyed Broking the protection of tbe
federal authorities to iierure a fair and peaceful election
n tf ttt district on Tneeday next.
Tbe pickets of ibo Connecticut brigade captured two
iroucte' "i o<8. and four ep'ecltd boraee worth at 'eiai
threh'iQ.fi ''Ure each, n ear Fall's Churob, on tbe
road10 tatrfar u House, the miming Tbe I'd ton
boM criworo lyirg iu ambnsn when tbe two rebe'e cane
rtd'Dg leisurely along leading the borees of two comrade
tbat bad al'ghtcd a short d's'.dcce behind. Toe Oonneetl
cnt bojs pounced upon .hem with loirl yells, completely
bewildering and capturing tliem wi'boot resistance. Tbe
pi'for.ere and horses were taken before Genera' Tyler.
Two runaway a laves alto eime io'.o '.be Connecticut encampment
to day, f/om Fairfax Court Bouse. Tney did
not reliib the bar 1 work and poor fare on tbe rebel lntrenchmente.
A gentleman who has just arrived here from New ur
leir.8 atatee that be beard in tbat city, just before leaving,
and at other points along tbe route, tbat the rebel govern
mtnt bad abandoned the Idea of attacking Fort I'lckene,
and bad withdrawn a considerable portion of the force
Stationed there and despatched thorn to Richmond. He
says, further, tbat some apprehension waa entertained
at New Orleans of a landing of a pretty large force of
Union troope In the vicinity of that city, and that, vCord'ngly,
preparations were being made for erecting
proper means of defence. This infqjrmatioo be says, wu
communicated to them by a gentleman who bad arrived
from Washington, and who alleged be bad beard It from
General Scott.
Additional advices have been received from Mexico,
with dates to the 31st ultimo. There was no material
change in the aspect of affairs. The rebel government
have several or their agents, not only In the city of
Mexico, but in several of the States, who are endeavoring
to effect their purposes of a recognition by creating
public opinion in their behalf. It appears they are
making large promises, end have aires 1y purchased Be
veral newspapers, which are laboring in the interests of
the rebel government. Their recent matblnat ons are
well understood by Minister Corw.n who has expoied
tbeic to the .luarcz government Minister Corwin bad
submitted the project of the new treaty to the government,
and expected an eaiiy acceptance.
A private letter from an intoihgent gentleman is Sail
Kiancii.co alludes to the efforts to divide California as
follows:?There is coosiccrabie underhand absurd
planning ret among the rebels. Great efibrishave been
made, and are jet being made, which, in my opinion, will
amount to nothing in the end, but they may cause dis
turbacces and give some troublo. As Tar as I can judge
of their plans, it seems that they have an idea of annexing
Southern California from San Luis Obispo down, and
taking in Lower California and the northern part of Sonora
and Arizona. No doubt it is the same idea that Mr.
?? used to expound wito so much pleasure, with idle
hopes of making converts. There arc seven city compa
nies here, and the rebels will find it hard to make bead
The philosopher of the IrHnxnt telegraphed his corre
spondents bere to lind out where Bolts is stopping In
Washington, and to get lome additional particulars about
bis election to Congress and other extraordinary movements.
They are still looking for btm, but find it up hll1
The government has at last oome to a sort of negative
decision in regard to the federal troops made prisoners by
the Texas rebels and released on parole. It has decided
either to directly recognize nor disregard the latter, but
to assign the officers and men to duties they will be
able to discharge wilhout violating it. It is charged
that the government has not only refused them a
hearing of the peculiar circumstances of their case, utterly
oveilookcd them in the numerous recent appointments
and promotions, but also treated them with out
right indignity. Both the Secretary of War and Genera1
Scott refused to tee any of the officers, and yet an impartial
investigation of their case, it is said, will satisfy any
one that they are in reality blameless.
Thirty-live hundred cavalry and transportation horsei
will arrive bere during the week. The present means of
transportation are altogether Inadequate to the requirements
of so large an army as is likely to be moved upon
the rebels from this point, when General Soott is ready to
commence offensive operations. At least two thousand
vehicles will be required to supply an army of say flfty
thousand men with provisions, camp equipage fee., Ac.>
especially as it will have to be marched through a ooun
tiy already depleted of all the necesiaries of life by the
A number of amusing incidonts are related or the
Twenty-fourth Pennsylvania regiment, wbiob constitutes
the advance of Colonel Stone's command on the upper
Potomac. They are armed with smooth bores and their
guns are not available at long range. It Is related that
Ecme of the men of this regiment accepted a challenge
from the rebeta on the other side of the river, tad swam
out with their canteens to the middle of the stream sad
took a drink with their opponents, and that whet
the rebels were firing at them with a six pounder
there was quite a contest among the Pennsylvanians
for the possession of the balls landed in their neighbor
hood. It is said that on one occasion a captain and private
were digging for the same ball that had burled
Itself In the bank near them, when another passed be
tween them, and the private coolly give up the contest,
remarking, "There Is now one apiece for us."
The biUsrnesB of the rebels In Baltimore Is manifested
even in social life. Not content with abusing Ooiooel
Dixon S. Miles?a veteran of the regular army?for
continuing to defend the flag under which
ho has fought for thirty seven years, some
of those who were old and onoe valued friends have instituted
a social persecution of his family, and lose no
opportunity to lnsnlt them, although Mrs. Miles is a most
estimable lady, whose society has hitherto been courted
by these same poople. They are invoking for themselves
a heavy retribution when the time shail come, as it sorely
will, that sympathy with treuon shall be a mark of lnfsmy.
OK Btl.T.M'me
An a-my officer arrived h'-re tb's ovcn'ng, with do
rpatchee from Gtncril Bviki to ieneral It appears
w YO
m ( allowing v/*l
the localities of die existing Ghcm f xl)
^recently suggested cUfaisaO works, ft ^j))J
|k-;, ^ill
i isxaxjbjt
wrt.lfm Ml
b. s
that the former is in correspondence with the city government
of Baltimore in regard to the matter of superseding
the Police Commissioners and the appointment of
another set of police In place of thoee who have resigns).
The matter is now in fair way of being satisfactorily arranged.
A statement has been put forth by one of the candidates
for the Clerkship of the House of Representatives,
which heves the impression that Mr. Ktheriddge, of Tenetisee,
is not a candidate for that position In order to
r.et that matter r*ght I wottld state that Mr. Rtheridge is
a candidate for the Cicrkshlp of the House.
<)n the Fourth of July u Hog Bi&tl will be erected by the
y do of lbe statue of Jackson in Lafayette square, and a
new Hag presented by New Yorkers will be raised at the
ramc time The Commissioner of Public Buildings has
requested Major General Sandford to conduct the military
part of the ceremonies.
Cel. Johns Sloeum, of the Second Rhole Island regi.
mcnt, has been called home to attend tbe funeral or bis
father. He will return on Tuesday. His regimont is
fast gaining in popularity, and will soon equal in drill
tbe elegantly appointed First regiment, commanded by
Col. Burnside. These two regiments, with tbeir superior
batteries of James' rilled cannon, are tbe pride of tbe
Hon Andrew Johnson has just procured from Amos A.
Lawrence, of Boston, the original forged letters purport'DE
o be from him to tbe latter. One, dated May 15, I
asks ?"What assurance can I bare from you and your
people of material aid in tbe way of money and arms in
assisting my people to resist the damnable treason
of the South?" etc. And the other, dated Juno 6, says:?
"The thousand dollar draft which was actually sent
by Lawrsnce cannot be used." Therefore, tbe writer
requests Lawrence to send five or ten thousand dollars
In New England bills. I-awrcnce, however, made no
response, having, probably, If for no other reason, seen
n article in the Richmond Enqwirtr, charging Johnson
with treaohery on the strength or theee letters.
Mr. Johnson has prepared a statement, not to derend
himself against the malicious allegation, but to expose
the baseness of the forgery, which wns evidently intend
e<l to injure him and the Unionists of Tennessee.
Fifteenth regiment of New York Volunteers.
Col J. Mcl-eod Murphy, arrived this evening, numbering
about eight hundred men, and without a deserter. They
are a fine body of men, mostly mechanics, and with the
engineering qualities and experience of the Colonel Its
specific work and field of labor are probably a'ready
determined for this vicinity. The physical develops
ment of these men and their varied talent give retain to
believe that the asoiratlons and hopes of Colonel Murphy
will be rally realized.
Ibe New York Fifteenth, Thirtieth, and Thirty second
regiments arrived here to-day. All are temporarily quartered
in the city.
The government can now ooncentrate seventy thousand
men in this vicinity in about three hours.
Tne Massachusetts First regiment hai applied to the
War Department to permit them to celebrate the fourth
of July somewhere on Virginia soil. The answer is not
yet known.
The Osyugs, N. Y., regiment yesterday performed the
sad duty of attending the funeral service of private Jo
seph Winters, of Rochester, N. Y., who was accidentally
The lmDreesion is strong to-night that a forward move
ment will be made during the next twenty-four hours
General McDowell will not be superceded.
v;srr or trwidrnt Lincoln to thk navy yard
The President, accompanied by Secretary Seward,
visited the Kavy Yard to day, and went on board the
Pawnee and examined the guns.
Balttxorr, June 30, 1891.
William B. Lawin, private of the Boston Light Artillery,
accidentally shot himself dead last evening. His
body was sent on to-day.
Seven thousand troops passed through for Washington
sinoe yesterday forenoon?making a total of upwards of
eighty thousand since the war began.
It Is reported that the Massachusetts Sixth regiment,
encamped near this city, have arrested and intend to
hang or shoot the person who seized a musket from a
soldier on the lflih or April, and fired into the ranks.
Tho first Sunday under martial law has passed off without
excitement or disturbance of any kind. Some barrooms
were open, and liquor publicly sold
An organization called tho "I'nlon Relief Committee,"
)NDAY, JULY 1, 1861,
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una freen inaugurated hero, for the purpose of extending J
aid and hospitalities to troops en rouie, aud relieving the
watts of famii es of volunteers who have enlisted In the i
LV.on army from this city. j
A Humeiiuard is about to he organized in this city j
composed of IfO men from each ward, all fully armed t
and equipped in mo nest manner. ^
The Fifteenth. Sixteemdi and Thirty second Now York ,
regiments have passed through hero to day. i
Private Sawu), i f CxpU'.n Cook's Boston Light Ar j
tlllery, accidentally shut himself on Saturday. He died |
remediate ly. HIS body woe sent North this evening. I
Alexandria, Juno 30,1861.
This niortleg at daybreak fourteen rebel s touts attacked
three pickets of the Fourth Pennsylvania regiment,
belonging to Company F., Captain Amsr, stationed
on Shutor's Hill, Virginia, four miles from Alexandria,
wounding I.ewellan Roomer, of Blue Bell, and killing
Thomas Murray, of Norristown. The pickets returned
the Ore, killing two rebels and wounding a third. One of
the Blain was a sergeant of the Letcher Guard. The
enemy beat a hasty retreat.
The firing having been heard by the Union troops, a
detachment of Zouaves and another of the Fourth Ponn ttlwonln
vanlmnnt rnlnfrxmra>d thai rti^Lnta and fnllntvnH In
the trail of the enemy for nome distance, linding roar
ritiee and three revolvers, which the latter threw away
In their hasty flight. One of the revolvers, very valuable,
was marked with the name of John Johnson, a
farmer living in that vicinity, who is a noted rebel. The
Peunsyivanlans behaved with great spirit and with the
toolnecs ol veterans, coldly holding their position, though ,
wounded, in the hope of being reinforced.
The body of Hurray was brought to Washington this
afternoon, and will be forwarded to Horrlstown.
The Onion troops express themselves sadly disappointed
at not taking or killing Johnson, as he has been
a very troublesome man to the Unionists, by reason of
his thorough knowledge of the localities thereabout.
Near tiir Potomac, June 27,1801. j
Alarm?Strong fcrcet of Sentinels?Recormoistan:a?
friendly lntarcourte Between Our Regiments, <fx., die.
In this letter 1 purpose to give yon an aocount of camp
life In full view of an enemy's encampment. After
reaching Washington the Thirty seventh regiment was
ordered to quarters In the city, having been previously
reviewed by President Lincoln. In tbeee quarters, which
were various unfurnished bouses in Pennsylvania avenue,
not far from the White House, we remained till the
following nay at eleven A. M., when we received
orders to occupy the encampment near the
Potomac, three miles from the city, formerly
occupied by the Second regiment. In half
an hour afterwards Col. McSunn bad the regiment in
U10I I U1UK ?!?<" ? !? ? '?> 0?V.I?1..U5 6. UU1K*.
Tbe (lay was warn, and every one felt well satisfied that
the march was so short. Having arrived at tbe ground
I took a survey of it, while the men were set to work
pitching the camp, lighting the camp fires, &c. Weareen
camped on the orow or a hill or plateau which slopes
uowo to the Potomac. We are the moat advanced regiment
of this division of the Union army, and from oik
t amp we can distinguish a large one or the rebols, with
the rebel Hag floating over it, on tbe opposite bank of
the river, at a distance of six or seven miles. This camp
bar made its appearance since ours was pitched. On our
right the Garibaldi Guard is the nearest regiment, and In
our rear the New York Twelfth, all within half a mile of
each other, and the three being in the form of an L,
Many interchanges of civility occur between these three
regiments, but tbe manner in which our corps was re
reived by the Garibaldians on our arrival at the camp
exceeded In genuine hospitality anything of which I was
ever a participant. A deputation of their oflicers waited
for ours and brought us over to their camp, in which
twenty teven different nationalities are represented and
eighteen different dialects spoken. Italy and Germany,
however, rule tbe roast, and so do tbe Italian and Teu- j
lAela lormtro In thi aamn XXT a Asat wiwltrul an Italian
oillcer'a tent, where hospitalities peculiar to Italian tastes, \
but well suited to our own, were spread berore us. t
Next we were marobed ell to the tent of a Herman
officer, and actually held prisoners there till we were <
saturated internally and externally with lager bier and
other good beverages, ana made to regale oursetvee <
heartily with everything that oould be preeaed into i
the service of,lyrannloal appetites. It Is 1 needed to. return i
this hospitality arlth the beet show our Irish* American <
hearts can get up as soon as we have all thing* j
au fait. Beavers cannot beat the Dutchmen In thrlfti
neea. They have made their camp a beaver's nest, *
having brought hongbs of trees incredible distances to i
make shady places, dug holes to keep their lager and r
provisions cool, of yawning aspect; quoit wells <?f
hie depth lo procure iold Water, find, in fact, Ihoso wonI'etful
fellows have changed the whole face of nature
out here Our lads hare not been slow to lesrn a useful '
lesson from their Industrious neighbors. Wo had an t
alarm In the camp last night, and all the regiments 'a .
this vicinity were aroused end under arms in a few m'u
utes, resdy for any emergency. Tbey moved magically, '
It seemed. The alarm was occasional by one of \
our sentries falling Into s lit, snd ctuning
'he accidental discharge or his musket '
Col. ItcCunn, Msior Mutton, and one or two of the stall
officii* cf the Thirty-seventh, rode over to reconnoitre I
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lite cusp on tbo oppwife bu k yonierJiy; but lhair I
<tln>fa itLI iiaJ a/<<1 mi. K (a iKa li.t. .1
/hvii* ijuvnuu iuiiuu hi tira *i V! matr'u jjrw ? I'JUifiy '
powctMd, though they Incurred some personal risk lb) !
Maltb of our regiment Is good, and llie Oolonol has r?.
juried favorably of the eltlclency anj activity of Org.
HcNuily and O'Moagber. our ttills uro all erected uu
ovely, plcluresquegroand, and our mess is now wall or
laniacii. Every lb lug In Ibis and Urn adjoining oanua
[oee en satisfactorily. I hnre poovgrsod witu ? gentlenan
who attend od tho Council or War. Tbo subject under
I incursion wag the expediency of seizing Uanasava (lap
know the result, but would not oonaldor It patriotic to 1
nake It knoan. I will post you on all tho important
oovements at the proper tlmo. Vho Hkkv > le In
real demand in the camp, and Is not only tbo only
few York paper received in it, but the moet. enjoyable
miry and sourco of pleasuie to the mon The r.'g.uior.l
i up at four o'clock A. If., drills ten hours a day and reirca
at nine P. U The weather to day is 100 dogroes in
he stude. The only acc'dent that Ilia occurred to our
eglment since its departure from New York wan tbo
rownlng of private Carl UcOormac,on Monday afternoon,
rhtie bathing In tbe Potomac Tho oeharlor of tbo
ten, so l'ar, has been admirable.
Cami- Hart, Jane 23,1361.
fr?. I Orcein in (As Camp of Uf. TA?r(y fcuealk Ryin'.nl?
Baptuiii of On I'oMp?lnUrtl'.ing Ce'ewny, d: , uCj.
Obe of ibe most interesting curemonies and ineldon'a
onnected with tbe present war took p^iee yosts>Aay
venlrg in lbs camp of tbo Tblrty-coven'.h retr'.m nt.
Lib. Liuooln, for the third lime since ibe arrival of tho
eglment, signified her intention ol' reviewing tb>' troops,
he Colonel, in conesqucnce of this distinguished honor
onferrod upon bis regiment by tbe Presidential Inly, doermlncd
on the occasion of her visit to tbo camp to
hrlsten It Camp Kary, In honor or the nam i of Mrs I.in
otn. About six o'clock P. M.J an open barouche
jas observed approaching n tho distance, accam
anted by two buggies. Tbe carriage contained
Irs. Lincoln and a young and hinds^mo lady iriond,
chuyler Colfax, member of Omgrosx from Indun, an I
eneral Walbrltfge, of Near York. Mrs. Lincoln nsvor
>oked bettor. She was attired In a plain, eniistCDtaious
bitcallue dieea. a black lan?t hub ami ? j i k
et of red, while and blue rabb-ms, in ptnllel strpjs, '
ihich wtia 8t ul from Uoetin. Tbo ruche wua of r?vl,
ihtte and blue artiticial roeoe. The regiment was a'.re.v f
y drawn up tn bat'.sllou order, to reoene the d'stln 1
ulfihcd parly. After witnivsiug the regmut deploy- '
?K Into cvluiiia by companies, forming a solid squire, I
reiktng into skirmishers, and perform hg other 1
jovencnls very creditable to their military pro c
clenry. Col. McCunn Invited Mrs I.lnooln and the t
arty of which she wua the chief featuro of lutir-.et to
iett his lent and soo his quarters. Tbo invitation wis 1
eeepted, and the Colonel aided Mrs. 1. ncolo in alighting t
om her carriage. She entered the tout smiling and ?
raoeludy, accepted a seat on a camp stool, was Intro
uced to some of the principal officers of the regiment,
pped a glass of champagne with llieccmpiny 10 the
rost sosttl style, and passed many encomiums on t ie re
Isoeat aid i's condition, tlio regiment msauabiio was '
rawn sp In battalion in front of the Colonel's tOB',SO t f
lis. Idaooln now ptHsed out to her carriage. I row no- .,
iced itex there were thirty-four stars In the orown of
Irs. Mnooln's bonnet. Home one remarked the oircurn- 1
utneo, ua-i .--uh?r replied that the thirty ftvo bright
tars of the Union were uetore ns. ant u,. i
as the newest and bt ightest of the constellation, a ?1|' v '
ib'.cb that amiable lady received in tie most modest and
ecomlng mtntor. <
Col. McCutn now took a boH'e of cbamoigeo, and,
reeking It against Urs. I.ioooln'a corriige, said, "In
onor uf tbe lady of our chief, the President of our couu- 1
rj's i hoi-e, I now name our camp Camp Ifary. I'hisie,
lerhaps. the proudest incident in the history or ths Vnlrty- .
eventb regiment We did not leave Mew Yora for the
uirpose of making war on our brethren of the Smth. but
or the ptupOW of struggling for tho s?ttli'n)?ul of a I
peat question; and while we are doing this and restoring .
leeoo to the country, 1 trust that tho Vhirty seventh
(glmmt will always be Oral in tts readiness, P.s duty
ind Its ability ta discharge that duty. Distinguished
ady, you are thrico welcome to this camp, and in the
lame or tho regiment I welcome you, and in dung so
baptize our camp Camp Mary. (Cheers from tne rcgl
nent, and an inclination of the most charming ackeow ,
edgemcnt from Mrs. Lincoln )
Schuyler Colfax, of Indkina, mode a speech well sotted
o the occasion and circumstances. Ilis speech woe received
with six cheers?three for himself and three for
,he President of the United Hiatoe.
General Walbrldgo was then loudly called upon by the
rgiment, and delivered the ablest nld'ees, by far, I
tv>T beard from him While be was delivering it Mrs.
uliicoln handed him a rosette, and requested bun to pin
t on Col UcCnnn'8 breast mil request him ti wetr It in
emonibraBCO or her. The Utter gentleman rocoivcd It
with a bandiome bow. The allusions of Gen. Wuiorldge
to ibis oirodbiEtancc wre very happy, and ho wan constantly
Interrupted by choc.s and c'unplug fro a the regiment,
among whom he bos many friends. Ho was very
rnlogistic of the regiment and it* Colonel. Cheers lor the
President, Mrs Lincoln, the Union and (>en. Waibri Igo
followed, amid which the cortege of tbo President! U turIjt
drove off at a brisk paco The ececo was or ao -utr*
rdlnai v nature from beginning to en.l, and haoce 1 have
devoted ao entire letter to its description.
to nut editor of thb mount.
Hh.iiiyrARiF.HH NIATH RECIMKNT, N. Y. 9. M ,)
Morm hi nie Monih acv River, Md., Juno lif, 1881. J
At your hand* we havo always received not only juslice,
but encouragement, and hence to you I address my
remonstrance against the unmanly, untruthful and unprovoked
attack upon the officers of this regiment, contained
In the editorial columns or the Tribune of the 22d
Inst, a copy of which reached this remote place last
night by the hand of one of our officers returning to
camp from Washington.
The whole article la harshly severe, even If founded on
fact; but It Is utterly, absolutely and unqualifiedly false
irum rogiumug w una m every psrucuuir. 11 w uoi true
that "the ordinary breakfast consists of crackers and
cofloe"?for dinner "salt pork, so fat as to be absolutely
unfit for food," while "on Sunday, as an unusual feast,
the men were allowed rice for supper; of this, six pounds
and one onnce were delivered out for one hundred men."
The statement Is preposterously absurd, and carries the
impossibility of truth upon Its face. Thus we are led
Irresistibly to tbo conclusion that the article was con
celved and written in extreme ill will, especially when
we arrive at the sarcastic and "tremendous denunciation"
of tbe last sentence, which Its bee us in these
words:?"The lazy selfishness which causes the officers of
tbe Ninth to break down the spirit and hurt the tempen
of loyal men by hard usage of this kind calls for such
reprobation as even they can feel." And all this because
nomo dissatisfied youth has written home to hie Ma or
Pa, complaining against being made a man of, and the
repeated absence of apple pie at dinner.
The facta are, sir, full rations have bean served to
every man In the regiment, and are dally cooked and
served in messes of from two to twenty men each, as tbey
please. Tbe Unitod States buys the best tbe market
affords, and serves out with no stinted haod. The meu
have fresh meat three times a week, and prime mess
pork or beef or bacon the other four days, while their
other allowances include bread or Hour, vegetable
(when obtainable), rice, sugar, tea oolite, be , precisely
the same in quantity and quality aa every other regl
ment in the service. They are both abundant an 1 excellent
1 know, for I have many times partaken of them.
And 1 may add hero that our Qua'tormaster, Usnrv L.
Stevens, has been complimented by tbo United States
jfllcors of the department for tbe skill, activity and cfIciency
with which he dischargee hie duties
I cannot, without trespass ng upon yonr space, dlsciss
Ibe subject of how far it is the province of a journalist
to make a wholesale and slaughtering a*tack, lite tbe
uresent upon the officers of the Ninth, without so-ue in
]ulry into the truth of tbe facts be writes up >n?'he
more especially when that same journalist is assured In a
a letter from bis own correspondent, also a private in tbe
same regiment, whose latter be publishes la another coumn
on page five of the eeme issue (the 224 Instant) that
iuoiVMoae>om usmasj iwpiwm bis uur UVk ^I'VVIUK ?ny
tood feed, end c f pertloi of thirty or forty letying the regiment
on account of the officers not knowing their
justness, Ac. Now all this is an unfoundol faleebool.
there were only thirty who would not take the
)alb, who were stripped and drummed ou of
he camp, and they, to mako a good appearance
n the city, have spread these reports As to provisions,
ye have bacon, freeh beef twice a week, rlco, coffee, tea,
ragar, &c., and I think I will get no better rare at most
>f the largest cities or the States. But there are always
growlers in every place, and half grown boys or men in
.his regiment, who thought they were going out en a
Measure party for a month or two, to lire on the fat of the
and. And Instead lhat they get good substantial food,
til the men look fine, strong and hearty, and when they
get back to New York will be mnch healthier men than
shea they left"?and thus gives the lie to his own artola.
Such reflections, unjust sad untrue as they are, ere
alculated to do us injury both at home and abroad, by
obbtag us of the good name we enjoy, aid sowing seeds
>f dhatfbettOD where at prsssat all Is pease. Ourragtneat
is In eaoelleat condition, Ms members contented,
tappy sad wall, sad all striving Ilk# men t o do their
inty to their oountry, to UosmseTvee sad to "the gallant
ninth "
By aflhrdtng rpaoe for this you will sourer e favor and
in act or justice to I be officers of this regiment, at whose
nstance and request I write this letter, and remain yours,
espcclfulty, J. B OOPPINGER,
Adjutant Ninth regiment.
The Ninth regiment Is now encamped at the mo itb of
he Vonccacy river, as the advance or Colonel Stone's
olumn Lieutenant Miller, of Company C, arrived from
he camp yesterday, and reports the regiment in good
ll'dpllne and with only few on the tick list. He rej .ins
he rrglment on the Oth of Jnly,and will take such re
:rn?s as desire to join It and can partly equip tb?m"elves.
AppVcatlon may be made at (Si Broadway, from three
lo tlx Id tho al'lc*coon.
S 1* - 1
! . 4 J?
TU? importance ami tU? IHafler of Mow
Vorli?Thfl Prfii?iit I'nftilltln* #l ?
Foils?What Can Ue ami What Should
Be Done?The Ktrtliwurki Needed ait
L.obh Island, &e., &< .
The peculiar relallouH bet seen our government ul f
that of England have became a metier of serious ooorern 4
Kith all classes Tho com;.. cations which have arts*?,
ma wilt wise, between th.i country and Fog'aiid, Id regard
to tho quoetlon of cotton and of an eitec'.lvo blocktJOj
should In luce tho government to see to it that wa
ire preparod for any emergency. To avert a war *n
hould he prepares for it. Weakness invites and strength
llscourrges an attack. In this csso "an ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure " Tho upp'osVi of a
powerful Itritlsh licet to our waters, and the Iruot-W ?lion
of thousaifUs of Ilrltiah troops to Canada, tea id
Ibat the crlslB Is Imminent. Our preparations for it,
therefore, should be ucmedlato.
During the present ago war is generally contlnod to slacks
upon large oltlee fhe great seaports?tbe centre'*
>f wealth and population, the scats of commerc.ai
lower?'Lore are tbe vulnerable points of natrons, acd
bi ao are the points attacked. Conquests of terr.tcry arc
sot considered neceasary or 'carib'c. If the large cl.es
no comer, red the country submits. Chore tbo alt ark will
he mr de, and there tt wilt have to bo repelled. It is trui
ihat this country coold cover be Biibjuga'.ed. It s invlnSlble.
If the federal government wore dostroyed by a fore'.TO
Power the several States would each carry on the war
iiy I'self. Like a snake cut to p'eces, owe a serrate Hob?
would hive a vitality of Its o>vo. For tho purposes of
war, however, the capturocf ope large oilles would d?side
tho fate of the notion. Nay, the cipturo cf N'cwr
for* clone would settlo the question, aii I bring us to
.crirs with the enemy. This metropolis Is tho capital,
he heart, the life of the nation, and if It wore tikeo ami
>e!d, we might light on, but wo oould cot tight sue sens
thy. Capture Paris, and F/anns * ic wive mn? i m. '
Ion, ax<1 Kuglar.d sutmlts; take nnd lb*
.'cited States must be coualdet a conifer1 In th.0
>olnt or view the defence of .few Vo.k In a national
iecr>s'ty, and ite ea'ety a matter of nation \i eiaeru.
Hero, if nnywtaeio, the ouemy wul hjvo
o be met, and this city will bo forced to
ncasure the strength of lie dot'curlco -votUs ata jet.
be vast rerjuroes, the science, the tkti), the itr.morso
irmatneut of the enemy.
Tins dinners of .wkw youk.
In view, then, of too importanco of New Yorle, let on
ee what its presort dc(ono< a are. Tboy ccneiit of the
nllowlcg named forts, tn t moio jr kea Incomplete oo"
it tic d , the position of which may be seer by reference to
be accompanying mar .?
For'. Tompkins, St.un Island?Just begun, situated on
ie or>...o ? * ? ?
(d) Fort Klobmood, tftatcn Island?Finished, but w;tu>ut
ai teamen t
(r) Foit Hamilton?several 32 pounders mounted, bi t
til would be condemned It Inspected
(b) Fort Wood, Bcdloo'a Island?Meet of the pane dismounted
and few serviceable
Fort I afayottc?Kid* ay between Forte TVichmood rod
Hamilton, about 400 yanle f icm; l/)ug leiand aouio?K
'till but Inforlor armament.
(/) Fort Pchnylrr? No armament.
(c) Fort Columbue, Governor'!) [eland?Well armed
with old etyle pune.
(c) Cuetle William, Govortor'e lelunu?Full a'mamtot
of good gun*.
(f) Fort on Bandy Hook?Work* In prop re?e.
(g) Fort on Wilitti'B I'uint?l.'iiid bo-glit, but work uot
yet begun.
(a.) Breo'twrtkB and j otdc mKgtz'ae on E Ilk'iBlaud. .
Of ib'Bo de'en.CB none are omiut.-iy garrisoned.
Forts I&faye'te, Columbus, Wood, liamllton and Cast .a
William only bnvo any aimamenta, and these, with ibn
except Ion of tbe latter, not complete cnce. Forts Scbuy- 1
lcr ami Richmond, though tbo moat formidable of tto
wbe'e array, am without any guns whatever, and tbe
remainder of tbe list aro ocly forte in embryo or ;a
prop i active.
,a i.. .w.,., ...... ...... ?!? .? ?i|i.w.MJ?
irwt Inadequately deforde). and c .M l>i euo'y atUcked
di it destroyed by such a fleet ay K- gland could
eerd. But, further time this, the g'lveromr.r.i 8 iard of
KngiuoeiF h .ve decided tist e?ej if a I the f v .? camd
weie c u )?* ? md a m >1 *i*n m lem *e*p -ne, 1 bo
city w ulo ttUI be far frou mpregi o >'c ivliea H>e i troei (
nli cli Ei gland could pi'ad ag> i..t it i c coustdered.
What i? needed is a system of defences so corpleto
that It shall discourage an atlacx, an Gibraltar does, by
its very impregnability. Tbe approaches to tbe harbor
should be hermetically scaled. No spot should be left
where a vessel, attempting to enter, sboald not be
under our fire. The government engineers have
decided that there ought to be. at tbe Narrows _
batteries sufficient to concentrate the fire of
three hundred gnns upon every point of a vessel's path.
It Is needless to say that such batteries do not now exist.
Major Barnard, in his report to the Foorctary of War,
(18(01 holds that '.resides Forts Richmond and Tompkins,
on tbe Stalen Island side of tbe Narrows, a casemaled
battery (already begun) should be erected south of Fort
Richmond, and that earthwork batteries should be extended
along tbe shore; that, on tbe I/>ng Island shore<
batteries sboald be extended along tbe bluff, Wow Fort
Hamilton, and that Fort Lafayette should be oomphrtgly
remodelled. These wonld constitute a series of outer da
To All the gap between tbcee works and the Id.
tertor defences on Bedloe'e and Governor's Islands, Major
Barnard aays that a battery In needed on Bobbins'
Reef, (r) raking the Narrows, and preventing the passage
of gnnboats and other vessels of light draft arourd
Sta'en Island, by commanding the outlets of the Kills.
This latter battery could be assisted In ttene of war by
temporary earthworks (r).
To guard against the disembarkation of an enemy at
Gravecerd Bay, a battery Is needed at Coney Island (?).
This and the proposed battery (surveys for which have
been made) at Fort Richmond, will sweep the bay. At
present troops could land on (he outer beach of Coney
Island and retain communication with Halifax, Bermuda
and England by means of the Fourteen Foot and East
charm Is. They would be out of the reach of the gone of
any forte now built, and the beach itself is hidden and
protected by sand bills.
For extreme outer defences we have the work at Sandy
Book, (f) wbicb, wben completed, will prevent the ens
my'sahlpe from occupying the outer bay, but will uot pro.
tcct all tbe entrances to the harbor. To seal up all toe
approaches a battery Is needed at West Banks, oo.n"
maiding tbe lesser entrances, and one on Rimer's
Shoals, If it can be erected, guarding ibe Swash and tbo
East cbatnels.
The cost of tbeee works would be six or eight mill.ors
of dollars, and Major Barnard recommended, In 1E69, that
ibey (bould be immediately begun. If tbey weiyt
deemed necessary then, bow important are tbry now.
To build them all, or even tt begin tbem all, would seem
impossible In tbe present state of the country, tixl wo
direct attention for tbe preeent, therefore, only to work
which can and
1. The works now In progress should be poshed for.
ward as fast as possible. These along the Narrows and
at ?andy Hook should be especially attended to; also
those oommandlrg Graverend Biy. At this bay a British
force was landed during tho Revolutionary war, and
defeating General Washington, marched upon and cap*
tared New York. Daring the war of 1819 a similar land.
Ing was designed and expected, and a large body of on r
militia was called out to defeat it. It may he again anticipated
la ease t war. .
X The forte ready for armaasenki should
immediately Applied, and all the fes^^H
should be armed with columbiade,
cannrn and modern guns, In exchange for
armaments. To prepare tbe guns, gun car^^^^^^^H
and to drill men properly to work the guns,
iron will be required, and the sooaer
gun the
3. There are sixty or
many experienced
been forced, in Texas elsewherc^^^^^^^^^^^^^H
to rebels.
drill volunteers
in a

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