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Pibuc Thanksgiving. All the people will re
member to meet in their churches, on to-morrow, "
(Sunday) to return public thanksgiving ad praise
to Almighty God, for his gracious interposition and
favor in giving our brave army so overwhelming a
f riiimuh over our enemies. The Confederate Con-
press so requests, and let all the people comply.
To God rightfully belongs the glory and praise of
Death of Col. Fisher.
The rumor we gave in our last of the death of
CoL Charles F. Fisher, in the battle of Manassas, is
confirmed. He fell at the head of his regiment,
cloriously fighting for his native land. We have
various accounts of the manner of his death ; but
our correspondent at Manassas, Capt York, states
that he fell at the head of a ravine, near Sherman's
batter', while leading, it is presumed, the two right
Hank companies into the hottest of the fire. lie is
said to have given his watch and sword to his ser
vant before entering the ravine. He was instantly
killed, the ball entering his forehead and coming out
at the back of his head. His hat shows the mark of
the ball, the rim having been split in front, and the
band cut behind. His remains reached this place
on Wednesday morning last, via Goldsborough, on
their way to Salisbury, his native town. The cars
were draped in mourning, and his body was atten
ded by some of the officers of the regiment, and sev
eral of the officers of the Road, who were much at
tached to him. Capt Cole's company, of CoL Pet
tigrew's regiment, by order of the Governor, accom
panied the remains from this place to Salisbury.
Col. Fisher, we suppose, was about 48 years of
age. We believe he was for a year or two at West
Point, and that he afterwards prepared himself for
the practice of the law. He edited for a year or so
a paper in Salisbury. He was an able and accom
plished writer, and a good speaker. He was a mem
ber of the State Senate in lS5A-'55, and distinguish
ed himself by his earnest advocacy of a liberal sys
tem of internal improvements. Soon after, he was
called to the Presidency of the North Carolina Rail
road, in which capacity he evinced great energy of
character and business talents of a high order. He
resigned this position but a few weeks since to take
coinmand of the splendid regiment, which was raised
mainly by his own exei tions.
His regard for his men, and his efforts to render
hem comfortable, knew no bounds. Our corres
I pendent one of his own officers, who writes from
' Winchester under date of the ISth speaks in the
warmest terms of his devotion to the service, and of
his' unwearied, efforts to provide for his men. CoL
Fisher was of ardent temperament, frank in his in
tercourse with others, unaffected in his manners,
modest, and brave. It was natural, therefore, that
he should have many friends. He has fallen glori
ously in a noble cause. It is believed that he was
slain before the victory was fully won, while en
gaged" in sustaining the heavy pressure on the left
wing of our army. Cold and still, he was conveyed
from the field, and heard not the exulting shouts of
his comrades as they pursued the flying foe ; but
he died at the post of duty, at the head of the men
who loved him like a brother, and his sensitive
spirit was spared the pain of witnessing the suffering
and the wounds of such of them as were stricken in
battle. Very dear is his memory to all our people.
'Tis come Lis hour of martjrdom
In freedom's sacred Cause has come ;
And though his life bath passed away
Like lightning on a stormy day,
Yet shall his death-hour leave a track
Of glory, permanent and bright,
To which the brave of after-times,
The suffering brave, shall long look back
With proud regret, and by its light,
Watch through the hour of slavery's night.
For vengeance on the oppressor's crimes."
The Great Victory at Manassas.
We publish to-day interesting accounts of the
great victory achieved on Sunday last at Manassas,
by the Confederate army over Lincoln's forces.
The extracts from the Richmond Enquirer and
Examiner, and from the speech of President Davis,
show that the victory was in all respects overwhelm
ing and complete. It is rumored, as the result of
this great achievement, that Arlington and Alexan
dria are again in possession of the Confederates, and
that Lincoln is preparing to defend Washington
This news is confirmed. Our flag floats proudly.
We are still without information as to the killed
and wounded of Col. Fisher's and CoL McRae's regi
ments. We shall no doubt have the details soon,
though we trust and believe that the loss of those
regiments has not been serious. '
C2P By the order of Gov. Clark; CoL J. E. Mar
tin, Adjutant and Icspector General of the State
Troops, performs the duties of his department for
the volunteer and militia corps of the State. CoL
M., therefore, supplies the vacancy created by the
election of Gen. Hoke Colonel of a Regiment now
in Virginia. CoL Martin is a competent officer, and
under his management the confusion created here
tofore by two classes of troops will be remedied and
our military matters simplified. We trust our
friend CoL Hoke will win laurels on the battle-field
which he or any other man would fail to secure in
the onerous duties of the Adjutant General's office.
Organize and Arm.
To arms! North-Carolinians 1 The overwhelming
defeat of the Yankees at Mannassas has stricken
them with panic and alarm, but a second thought
will madden and infuriate them. Lincoln will at
tempt to raise half a million of troops. Perhaps
the degraded North will furnish them. We must
be prepared at every point to meet and defeat them.
Ten per cent of the white population of the Con
federate States will give us over 660,000 fighting
men. The share of North-Carolina will be 66,000
men. We can, if pressed, raise 100,000. Rally,
fellow-citizens. Form volunteer companies every
where. Organize arid arm. Prevent the necessity
of a draft by volunteering.
Gex. Lorisg. This officer, who has been assign
ed to the command of our forces in Western Virginia,
in place of Gen. Garnett, who was slain at Cheat
river, was formerly a Colonel of rifles in the U. S.
array, and had just reached Richmond from New
Mexico. He served gallantly in Mexico, and lost an
arm.at Chepultepec. He is a Kentuckian by birth,
but promptly resigned as soon as he saw-Lincoln'a
proclamation in April last H e is said to be an able
Onr Trooys la Virfiaia. -"
Our readers must' keep their eyes on or trave
troops In Virginia. . Let our ladies and friends re
member them.. Gen. Hill's regiment, of course, is
at Yorktowiv and bo is Col McKenny'a. CoL WiK
liams' near Norfolk, CoL Pender's near Smithfield,
CoL Daniel's at Suffolk, CoL Stephen Lee's, we hear,
has been ordered to the valley of Virginia under
Gen. Loring, the late CoL Fisher's is at Manassas,
also CoL Hoke's, CoL McRae's, CoL Kirkland's, CoL
Tew's, CoL Meares' and CoL Anderson's. CoL Pet
tigrew's, CoL Stokes', and Col. Clark's regiments
will leave for Virginia in a few days, making in all
about 14,000 men.
tW The New York Herald of the 15th July,
which a friend has placed in our hands, contains
some marked specimens of Yankee falsehood in rela
tion to the operations of the contending forces. A
dispatch is given, for example, from Gen. McClellan,
dated Beverly, Va., July 13, in which he says he
has " received from Col. Pegrara propositions for his
surrender, with his officers and the remnant of his
command, say 600." Aid he adds, " they are said
to be extremely penitent, and determined never
again to take up arms against the general govern
ment" The Herald then says, "the surrender, in
such condition of mind, of this body of rebels, re
gretting the part they have taken in the rebellion,
may be regarded as the first practical step towards
returning reason on the part of those now in the field
against the government" All that need be said in
reply to Gen. McClellan and the Herald is, that
these "rebels" are only "penitent" because it was
not in their power to kill more Yankees than they
did at Rich Mountain and Cheat river. But their
brethren were very "penitent" at Bull Run and
Manassas, for they slew the Yankees at those places j
until they were wearied witn their victory.
The Herald says " two or three days ago we ex
perienced a shock of surprise upon hearing of the
exploits of the privateer Jeff. Davis, in capturing
five Northern vessels when within about a day's
sail of our port" Hurrah for the Jeff Davis ! five
Yankee vessels captured near New York, off Nan
tucket Shoals. That will do. Much obliged to the
Herald for the information.
The same friend has also laid on our table a copy
of the New York Kevs of the 15th July. The Kexcs
continues, in a lofty strain, its denunciations of the
war against the South. It says, " the very terri
tory out of which the States were created thai are
now sending thousands with arms in their handsTor
Southern subjugation, was the free gift of that noble
State whose soil is now trampled under foot beneath
their iron heels, and may soon be drenched with the
blood of her bravest and best"
We learn from the Xevs that N. C. State bonds
were sold in New York on the 13th at CI J to 62.
Virginia bonds brought 48, and Missouri 43.
News from beyond the Potomac.
The news of the battle of Bull Run, produced
a tremendous sensation in Washington City. Va
rious rumors are afloat of the demoralization of the
Northern army and of actual collisions among them
in Washington. We are not prepared to endorse
these rumors. The friends of the South there were
overjoyed. Likenesses of Gen. Beauregard were
sold on the streets. The defeat is attributed to the
inactivity of Gen. Patterson. All communication
was cut off between Alexandria and Washington it
is said, and the fortifications on the Virginia side
were to be improved and reinforced. Gens. Mans
field is in command. Gen. McClellan, it is said, is
to supersede Gen. McDowell in command of the army
of the Potomac Gen. Rosencrantz succeeds Mc
Clellan in command of the Federal army in the val
ley of Virginia. In Louisville, Ky., the rejoicing of
the Souther rights men was unbounded. The N.
Y. 1.5th regiment had enlisted for three years.
The Missouri State Convention assembled at Jef
ferson City on the 22d. Gen. Wilson was elected
Lincoln's Congress. The news of the battle fell
with immense weight upon the Congress, but they
have gone to work resolved, if possible, to repair the
Mr. Crittenden of Ky. had introduced a resolution
which passed, charging civil war upon the South.
The old man in his dotage has gone over to Lincoln.
A bill providing for the confiscation of the property
of Southerners and of slaves employed in the public
service was passed. Messrs. Breckinridge, Powell,
Kennedy, Pearce, Polk and Johnson of Mo. voted
against it, in the Senate.
24th Regiment or Volunteers.
On the 14tb instant an election was held at Ga
rysburg for officers of this regiment, when Capt
William J. Clarke, C. S. A., was unanimously elec
ted Colonel; Maj. T. Brown Venable was unani
mously elected Lieut Colonel ; and Capt J. Evans,
of the Cumberland Ploughboys was elected Major.
This regiment is composed of the following com
panies: Capt Dillahay, Person; Capt Martin, Per
son ; Capt Spivey, Franklin ; Capt Woodall, John
ston; Capt Lane, Johnston ; Capt Crockett, John
ston ; Capt Evans, Cumberland ; Capt Love, Robe
son ; Capt Duffy, Onslow; Capt Swindell, Beaufort
This regiment was the 14th, and has been changed
to the 24th the " State Troops," under a recent
order, composing the first ten regiments, and the
only difference between the Volunteers and " State
Troops" now being as to the time they are to serve.
The 24th will march some time next week. We
regret to hear that many of the men are suffering
with measles. The regiment is 1,000 strong.
We learn that the regiment has presented CoL
Clarke with a splendid sword, and that a friend has
presented him with a fine horse.
Volunteers Wanted. We invite attention to
the call of John H. Bryan, Jr., Esq, in the Stan
dard to day, for volunteers. Now is the time to
volunteer for the defence of the coast and for the
succor of our brethren in Virginia. Let us get
ready. Nothing can be lost by organizing, and
much may be gained.
Another Victort. A surgeon of Gen. Wise's
Legion just arrived at Richmond states that 600 of
Gen. Wise's troops obtained a signal victory over
2800 Federal troops, 16 miles from Charleston,
Kanawha Co. Va. Our troops routed the enemy
killing 250, and taking 9 officers and 30 privates,
and a member of the Wheeling Legislature, prisoners.
Disappointed. Our readers will regret to learn
that the cargo of coffee by the wreck of the barque
Linwood, a short time since at Hatteras, is so in
jured that only a few hundred bags can be saved.
The vessel and most of her cargo ae worthless.
Capt Fenny, of the Linwood, and 13 of his crew
were brought to this City a few days ago, strange j
to say, as prisoners of war. Gov. Clark very prop
erly ordered them to return to Newbern, to be re
leased. The Capt and crew are to be pitied. He
left home, a Northern port, last November, when
the country was at peace. He visited various ports :
and finally took a load of coffee at Rio de Janeiro,
for New York. On his return, he was cast away
on our coast, by" which he loses his vessel and cargo.
worth between two and three hundred thousand
. - :- V v Latest Hew " -'. . -V- V
The last mails add but little to our stock of infor
mation from -the battle, previously obtained. We
are assured that the injuries sustained by CoL Fish
er's Regiment were not as great, as at first appre hended.
We have seen no mention of the death of
any other North-Carolinian in the battle except CoL
Fisher. Lieut CoL Lightfbot was wounded. The
regiment, it seems, became so exhausted by the
ardor of battle and its previous fatigue, it was com
pelled to bivouack where night overtook it, which
led to the supposition it was badly cut up. CoL
Kirkland's regiment was in the centre, and suffered
but little. It is rumored that two companies of CoL
McRae's regimentiuCTered severely, but our last ac
counts do not confirm it Col. Hoke's regiment ar
rived too late to take part in the battle.
It is reported that Gen. Scott swas near the field,
and it is stated that he was at Centre villa on Satur
day night Several members of Congress escaped
narrowly. A carriage supposed to be Gen. Scott's,
was taken. The onset of the Arkansas Regiment
upon the New York Zouaves, is said to have been
terrific As they nearcd them, they threw down
their guns, and fell upon them with their bowie
knives, when they screamed with terror. It is re
ported that the Confederates have possession of Al
exandria and Arlington Heights, and that the Long
Bridge at Washington City has been burned down.
We learn with the highest pleasure that Capt De
Lagnel, supposed to have been killed at Rich Moun
tain, is safe. His friends in Petersburg have certain
intelligence that though severely wounded, he es
caped, andjWill soon reach home.
Hon. Robt Toombs, Secretary of State, it is said,
has been appointed Brigadier General and will at
once enter the service. Gen. Smith, of Florida, is
not dead, but severely wounded.
Secretary Cameron sends a dispatch to New York
announcing that he and Lincoln are reorganizing an
immense army and that the Capitol is safe. It in
dicates that they are badly scared.
The French Consul at Richmond had forwarded
to his government full accounts of the two battles
on Bull Run.
We have a rumor in town that there was fighting
at Yorktown or neighborhood on yesterday.
Later accounts state, that Hon. T. L. Clingman,
just from Manassas, reports 16 killed and 40 or 50
wounded in the 6th and 11th N. C. Regiments.
No names given.
Capt. R. W. York.
We learn that Capt York, of this County, of CoL
Fisher's regiment, bore himself with great intre
pidity in the battle of Manassas. This is nothing less
than we expected from this gallant young man. The
Petersburg Express says :
" Capt York, of Company I, encountered one of
the enemy within ten steps or him, with rule orawn,
but the Captain was too quick for his adversary.
Before the latter could pull trigger, Capt Y. shot
him dead, and procured his rifle. The rifle passed
through Petersburg, yesterday, destined to the Cap
tain s wife.
The rifled musket and a spoon, which Capt York
took from the dead Yankee, were delivered to his
wife at the depot in this City on Wednesday morn
ing. Mrs. York, having heard the rumor of the
Captain's death, came to this place from her resi
dence about nineteen miles west of this, on Tuesday
evening, greatly distressed. She returned on Wednes
day evening with a light heart
We are requested to say that the National
thanksgiving on account of the recent victory at
Bull Run, will be observed at Oaky Grove Church,
in this county, on to-morrow, Sunday. Rev. Mr.
Blake will preach on the occasion.
Fourth N. C. Regiment. We learn that Gen.
Pcmberton has ordered this regiment, now stationed
at Suffolk, commanded by Col. Daniel, to some
point on the James river, probably to the neighbor
hood ef Burwell's Bay. A portion of the regiment,
including Capt Vanccs's company, Capt Faribault's,
and Capt Harrison's, were expected to leave yes
The members of this body are nearly all at their
posts. But little has yet been done of general in
terest The report of the Secretary of the Treasury
shows the expenditures to have been about $10,000,
000 up to 1st of July, and the receipts into the
Treasury about $14,000,000. The Secretary estl
mates the taxable property of the eleven Confcde'
rate States, real and personal, at $4,700,000,000,
Waks Troops. The Wake Guards, Capt Rand,
leaves this week to join the 2nd N. C. Regiment at
A fine company has been organized by citizens of
Wake Forest and Rolesville precincts, called the
Wake Light Infantry. It will be attached to CoL
Stoke' regiment of State troops. Prof. J. H. Foote,
of Wake Forest College, is Captain, W. D. Scarbo
rough, 1st Lieut, II. D. Fowler, 2d Lieut, J. J,
Ferrell, 3d Lieut, J. W. Heartsfleld, Orderly Ser
Oca Loss in Upper Virginia. An officer from
Gen. Garnctt's command from Monterey, states that
the entire loss of the Confederate troops at Rich
Mountain and in the retreat of Gen. Garnett from
Laurell Hill, in killed, wounded and prisoners, does
not exceed 400.
Noble Response. The counties west of the Blue
Ridge have responded nobly to the call of the State
for volunteers. The counties of Cherokee, Macon,
Jackson, Haywood, Henderson, Transylvania, Polk,
Buncombe, Madison and Fancey have raised 21
companies, making nearly 2000 men. Buncombe
raises four and Cherokee and Haywood, three each.
Other companies besides these are nearly ready.
Florida Regiment. The second regiment from
Florida for Virginia, 1000 strong, arrived at Wil
mington on Friday and left on Saturday for Rich
mond. Col. G. T. Ward is in command. In com'
pany with the regiment, Lieut Banks, formerly of
Fayetteville, had charge of the U. S. prisoners, with
Lieut Selden, recently captured in Florida.
Our former townsman, J. J. Williams, Esq., who
has been here on a visit to his friends for some days,
we learn is an officer in this regiment
Anotheb Regiment called for. We have no
doubt that the call of Maj. Phillips, of this place,
for a regim ent will be promptly responded to. The
Major is as well qualified to command as any man
who has not received a thorough military education.
Literary J terns.
A Southern Book. Messrs. Randolph & Co., of
Richmond, Va., have just issued a new work, trans
lated from the French, entitled "Soulouque and his
Empire. It is written by an intelligent French
man, and exhibits in the most glowing colors the
utter failuro of negro emancipation and mdepen
dence in St Domingo. It is a book for the times.
We are indebted to our friend W. L. Pomeroy, for
the copy before us, who has the book for sale.
North-Carolina Journal op Education. The
June number is to hand. It is well printed and
continues to do good service in the cause of educa
tion. Send 1 to J. D. Campbell, Ureensboro , N. C.
The Port Folio. This is the title of a very neatly
gotten up literary monthly in Charleston, S. C, de
signed for young readers. It is equal in appearance
and editorial ability to any northern publication of
the same class. It is devoted to "1 ruth. Virtue,
and Temperance." Messrs. Hammond & Miller are
the publishers. Price $1 per annum.
Can-espoBdenc of the Raleigh Standard. ,
: -1 1 s -i Suffolk, Va July Wth J86L,
Mr. Editor: The exciting news from Manassas
Junction, so absorbs all other interests, that a letter
trom any other place in Virginia will scarcely be
read, I must' therefore make this communication as
short as possible.
The 21st of July. 1861. will ever be a memora
ble day in the history of Virginia and the whole
Southern Confederacy. On this day the greatest
battle ever fought between the two Oceans, was
fought at Bull's Run. I firmly believe that the re
sult of this battle is to exert a mightier influence,
in the future, than any other ever fought upon
American soil, well may the whole South rejoice
in the glorious victory obtained. But our cup of
joy will have mingled with its contents a portion of
sorrow ; for many of our most patriotic and brave
men have fallen. . North-Carolina will long mourn
the death of Charles F. Fisher, and a few days may
reveal the loss of others equally deserving the sym
pathy of all. But I must not forget that my busi
ness is only to give passing news and not to com
ment on passing events, farther.
In ray last, I informed you that there were a num
ber sick in the 4th Regiment of North-Carolina
Volunteers, but none seriously. But much to my
surprise, in a few hours alter the lines were penned.
two young men who had been confined for several
days, breathed their last A few days previous to
their death they were removed from the hospital to
the law office of Mr. Riddick, and carefully nursed
by the ladies until death closed their day of life.
Their names were James L. B. Swearingen and Jno.
M. Motley. The former from Stanly county, a mem
ber of the Stanly Marksmen, commanded by Capt
Anderson, aged about 24 years; and the latter from
Rockingham county, connected with the Reid
Guards, commanded by Capt Slade, aged about 22
years. Their remains were carefully encased in
metalfc coffins and sent home for interment
There are quite a number of sick inlhe hospitals
but the physicians say none are dangerous now.
The 4th regiment received orders yesterday to
hold themselves in readiness to remove, but to what
point, those not in the secrets of the movements of
our army do not know ; probably to the vicinity of
Manassas or to the neighborhood of Smithfield,
where the 3rd regiment are encamped. I think
they will probably go to the latter place.
Col. Pender was in town to day and reports his
regiment in good condition and comfortly situated.
Camp Ruffin, is the name of their present encamp
ment It is reported that two other regiments from North
Carolina are to arrive heie in a few days, and Adj't
Fleming was here a day or two since to meet Capt
Ramseur's Artillery company from Raleigh, who are
to be stationed at or near Camp Ruffin. They had
not arrived there yesterday.
A rumor prevailed last week that Gen. Butler
would attack Norfolk by landing at Lynn Haven
Bay, and there is reason to suppose that the attack
was contemplated, but deferred for some reason.
It is confidently expected that an attack will be
made this week, but I think the victory gained at
Bull's Run, will produce another postponement
The tents at Newport News were struck on Satur
day last, and that afternoon, and on Sunday, much
firing was heard in that direction, but no battlo that
we have yet heard of, has been fought there.
A heavy rain stortn was experienced here on Mon
day afternoon and night Several of the tents in
camp Ellis were overturned, and many of the sol
diers complained of not sleeping well that night
Farmers assure .me, that there will be a larger
crop of corn raised in this section this year, than
ever before, and the prospect is not at all favorable to
our being starved out by the Lincoln blockade.
Winchester, Va., July 18, 1861.
Mr. Editor: Our Regiment, the Cth Infantry
North-Carolina State Troops, arrived here on the
16th. After leaving Raleigh we had a very pleasant
time, but going through to Petersburg without
stopping, and arriving there late at night jaded us
considerably. We arrived there about 12 o'clock
at night ery hungry ; but the good people of the
city had supper ready for us, and we were ready for
the supper. Early next morning the regiment was
formed and we marched over to the soldier s Haven,
where an ample breakfast was prepared for us, and
after attending to this pleasant duty we expected to
embark for Richmond ; but cars were wanting, and
two companies only, under Lieut CoL Lightfoot,
proceeded with the baggage, the remainder being
left at the Soldier's Haven, under Maj. Webb, to
spend the day. After getting a dinner really sump
tuous, two more companies proceeded, and late in
the evening the remainder left also, and at 12 o'clock
at night the last of us was in Richmond. Well,
Mr. Editor, probably you are a little curious to
know where the Soldier's Haven is. I will endeavor
to tell you, so that if you ever come to Petersburg
and do not visit this spot more dear by lar to a sol
dier than any other turf around the Cockade City,
you would do violence to a soldier's feelings.
The beautiful Appomattox rolls its waters be
tween it and the Cockade City. Un its left lies a
grassy plain, at whose border rises several beautiful
hillocks, with deep ravines between. These hillocks
are enclosed, and shaded by beautiful trees which
oner a most refreshing shade to the weary soldier,
while the heavy grass gives him a couch on which
to rest his weary limbs, and gushing rivulets all
around afford water in abundance. On the river
side stands a long table, groaning from day-break
until midnight under its weight of food. This is a
place as romantic as the Vale of lumpe, far-famed,
and holier than any other spot, with rich memories
of the kind friends, and the sweet enchanting smiles
and cheering words of the nymphs who inhabit the
place, and gave more comfort to the soldier than the
beauteous nymphs fabled of old. In my lonely
marches, when worn down by fatigue and exhausted
with hunger, I imagine I can see the clever faces
of the men and the angelic forms of the ladies (God
bless them) of Petersburg. Some spots of earth
may be forgotten, but the Soldier's Haven, on the
banks of the Appomattox can never be obliterated.
May the stand eternally. There it not another
tuck place in thit world.
Wearied and jaded by a six hours ride we got to
Richmond about midnight, and at four next morn
ing took up our line of inarch for the depot of the
Virginia Central Railroad, our destination being
Winchester. Arriving at the depot after a march of
several hours through a heavy rain and muddy
streets, judge of our vexation when we found no
cars ready for us. breaking ranks, we put our
selves under shelter as we could, and picked up
cakes, pies and other eatables in infinitely small
quantities, there being no baven lor the soldier in
Richmond as there is in Petersburg ; but root hog
or die was the word. About 2 o'clock it cleared
away, and we marched up to capitol square, where
President Jefferson Davis reviewed our regiment
and made us a short speech, complimenting the old
North State very highly. The Band played Hail to
the Chief, Old North State, Dixie, and other patri
otic airs, after which we marched down to the depot
and embarked for Mannassa, where we arrived about
10 o'clock the next day. Mannassas is 6trongly for
tified. The people generally have no idea of the
strength of the place The xankees never will
come through there. It is an utter impossibility.
The troops were eager for a fight ; but had no idea
of getting one, for it is rashness to attack it
After testing and getting dinner, we embarked at
5 o'clock on the Mannassas Gap Railroad for Stras-
burg, eighteen miles from Winchester. Long and
anxious we sat in our cars waiting for the engines
to take us oft The regiments began to hold dress-
parade, lhe sun sank to his couch of fire, and
night closed in, but no iron horse drew us off.
Tired and weary from our night's journey before, sleep
found us, and many a soldier thought he was bound
ing over the mountains to join the army at in
Chester; but day came and we were still at Mannassas
Junction, and at about sunrise, withqut supper or
breakfast, we started to Stmsburg, and arrived there
in the eveninir. Ditched tents, and got supper CoL
Fisher being indefatigable in bis exertions to render
us comfortable. Tattoo was beat at 8 o'clock and
tap immediately after. 'This astonished us. Soon
the officer of the day came round and informed us
that we had received a dispatch from uen. Johnson
to come on immediately, and we wero ordered to
march at midnight I was preparing to lie down
to take some sleep when the order came for the Cap
tains to form their companies, march to the Quarter
Master's tent, receive their ammunition, and put
out to Winchester, twenty miles. Without sleep
for three nights, it was rather rough. Twelve
o'clock drew on. I had fixed on my pistols and
sword, filled my canteen and, haversack," and was
ready to form my company, when the bugler should
rive his blasts.'. Just then' the rain commenced
falling in torrents, and the order was countermand
ed until the rain should cease. About 2 o'clock the
rain ceased, the bugler gave his blast, and Boon the
companies were formed, received their cartridges,
and put out to Winchester. -
After marching 9 miles we halted and got water.
when we learned that Gen. Johnson bad formed his
line of battle, and that a detachment of Gen. Patter
son's troops were trying to turn his flanks and cut
on our Kegiraent. Entirely ignorant of the country,
we took up the line of march, and hurried on to ef
fect a junction with Gen; Johnson. On arriving at
w inchester we baited a lew minutes to get water.
and immediately marched through the town to the
other side and were immediately placed in line of
battle, and rested our weary limbs npon our muskets.
Our position was an excellent one, being posted
about 500 yards to the left of the centre, behind a
small hillock, which is a natural breastwork. Here
we stood, amid the shocks .of new mown wheat
awaiting the yankee vandals, until about 10 o'clock
at night when CoL Fisher announced that after
much trouble he had supper for us. We stacked
arms, and all then lay down, making our bed by
tearing down wheat shocks, and spreading our blank
ets over us, in which condition we took a heavy rain.
We were kept in line of battle until about 2 o clock
yesterday, and our baggage being left behind, and
after it arrived being packed away so that we could
scarcely get to it yet UoL r isher himself, took our
negroes, went back to town, had us a good breakfast
cooked and brought to us. No man ever lived who
thought more of his men than Chas. F. Fisher. No
officer ever toiled harder than he to render them
comfortable, and to do this, he shrinks from no labor
however menial. For be it remembered that a great
deal of our breakfast on the morning of the 17th was
cooked by the hands of Chas. F. Fisher. It is use
less for me to say how our Regiment loves him. At
2 o'clock yesterday the troops were all ordered to
their quarters and strong pickets posted in advance.
The enemy, after advancing within three miles of us.
fell back towards Martinsburg, and we joyfully went
to pitching tents. And yet notwithstanding our
suffering, not a murmur was heard, but all stood to
their arms, and longed to see the foe
This is a strong position, and the key to the Val
ley. We are well posted, and defy Old Abe to come
down on us, which I do not believe he will do ; for
whenever he comes down to Winchester we will red
den the valley with their blood. Xtiey never can
take thit place.
We are here in ramp in good health, no sickness,
and in good spirits, and have but little expectation
of a fight, though the enemy is only 12 or 15 miles
distant and may advance at any moment ; but when
he does come down, he will feel the effects of our
heavy batteries and muskets in a way that will not
be palatable. More anon. Y.
P. S. Excuse this hasty epistle, I am worn out
and tired. This morning (19th) we march on Mar
tinsburg, 1 presume ; at least we march Y.
Manassas Junction, Va.
July 21, 1861.
To the Editor of the Standard : In my last I
told you it was probable that we would march on
Martinsburg. We were ordered to fill up our can
teens and haversacks, which we did. We started
about four o'clock, leaving our baggage. Anxiously
we gazed at the blue mountains where we supposed
the enemy lay encamped; but when we took up the
line of march and went down into the city, we knew
we were not marching on Martinsburg, but where
we could not tell. After leaving the city Col. Fish
er halted the column and read an order, which sta
ted that Gen. Beauregard had been attacked by over
whelming numbers, and that we were on a forced
march to join them. All night we traveled until 3
o'clock, when we slept for a while on the ground.
We then rose and marched until 7 o'clock, when we
halted and prepared breakfast ; after which we again
resumed our march and reached Piedmont on the
Manassas Gulf Railroad, where we again slept on
the ground. On yesterday (Saturday) morning we
arrived here, and immediately took up the line of
march for the field of battle
The battle commenced at sunrise by heavy can
nonading. About 7 o'clock the battle became gen
eral, and terrible indeed was the roar. The deter
mined spirit on both sides exhibited itselfin one unin
terrupted roar of musketry. Soon our regiment
was ordered into position. W e were led by Col.
Fisher up a rugged ravine, and the two right flank
companies under Captains rreelandand York, sud
denly came right upon Sherman's battery, and a
Yankee regiment which poured upon us a galling
fire. We immediately faced to the rear, and gave
them a raking fire, which piled them up in heaps ;
by this time, being exposed to a cross fire, we were
ordered to fall back. But CoL Fisher having been
shot, and there being no one to guide us, some little
panic occurred ; but we fell back and formed behind
another regiment All did good service. At the head
of the ravine Col. Fisher fell, being shot in the fore
head. Towards evening, the battle became a run
ning one, and about sunset they abandoned the field
and were ridden down bv our cavalry.
Our loss is considerable, but not so great as at
first supposed. The Yankees were piled up in heaps.
We took Sherman's battery, and indeed all their big
guns, and wagon loads of small arms. Excuse this
hasty scrolL I will send you details in my next.
For the Standard.
THE WAR AND THE CAUSES.
According to agreement. Elder Edward Musgrove,
of Tennessee, will address the citizens of the sur
rounding country, on Monday, the 12th of August
next, on the impending crisis of our country, at the
Muster-grounds near J. It Coats , in Johnson county.
July 20, 1861.
g3F We do not know Elder Musgrove, but the
character of the gentleman sending the notice, war
rants the belief that he is a true Southern man ;
hence, we publish it Editor.
Third Regiment, N. C. Volunteers. To secure
prompt delivery, all communications addressed to
memoers oi uoi. w. u. renuera cuuiuianu, must
be addressed to Smithfield, Isle of Wight county,
Va., as the regiment is now stationed within five
miles of the Post Umce.
By order of the CoL Commanding.
DAVID PENDER, Q. M.
Camp Ruffin, July 20, 1861.
Nurses for the Camp. The Richmond Dispatch
" A Southern Nightingale ' from North Carolina
has just established herself at xorktown, accompa
nied by a matron and two servants, ana proviaea
with every requirement, in order to tnorougniy per
form the mission she has undertaken. Other Night
ingales are still required, to cheer with their- melo-
, . . , . i i M' i
dious notes ana genue minisirauons me soiaiers who,
whether fighting or on the bed of sickness, display
a forbearance and patriotism worthy of the descend
ants of the revolutionary heroes. Ladies who are
prepared with health and fortitude sufficient to un
dergo camp life, by applying at the office of this or
the inquirer newspaper, will obtain requisite mior-
Col. Anderson's Regiment. The Richmond Dis
patch copies an article from the Standard in rela
tion to our troops, and adds :
" Nobody who saw the splendid regiment which
marched in Richmond yesterday could doubt that
the Old North State was doing all she could. It was
the 4th Regiment of State Troops, 1,100 strong, un
der Col. Anderson, splendidly armed ana equipped,
each individual in it looking every inch a hero.
They went into camp near Howard's Grove. With
,J ...j? 'ii r . '...
sucn soiaiers, wv ro u oiwc
Arrested. A Mr. Ncff, of Wilmington, was ar
rested and pent to jail for using incendiary language.
Wilmington seems to have some troublesome fel
lows. Search them out and put them where the
dogs won t bite them. .. ..
The Confederate Loan. The Fayetteville Ob
server says, that the nrst subscription to the con
federate loan in that place, was $10,000, and was
made by Daniel McDiarmid, Esq., of Cumberland.
He is of the true grit That paper says, that a gen
tleman of Chatham, who baa threo sons in the
army, will subscribe his last and present year's crop
of cotton to the Confederate loan.
' C &ERERAL HEWS. ? - . -
'? '" .X1 - . i f- . . '
TbebadeVirU7'ATaSRamur,nia InfnrniMl ft.' -
Hon.. Win. P. Chilton, that be will raise, in the por- '
tion of the State that he represents, near Jlte mil
lions of doi'ars on the Loan of the Confederal .' -
'States..-. .-. v
Northern Senator 9a not HmWsIb in u1.m' m '-
the floor of the Senate, at Washington, that it wtvld
um vciicr va run ine rue oj erecting a Despotism
than to lose the Union. We thmk they will do both.' ' . -
Brieadier-GeneraT Jinua T-nrnrctrwd a mllant uJ.
dier of the Mexican war, is among the officers at Ma-
n aSS SS. and has command nf 4h 4th Rrimita nnv"
stationed there. He was the first man to plant the
u. a. nag npon uie wall of Chepultepec, after Major
Selden was shot down.'
Captain Robert B. Pemm ban Kmii francforwu
from the command of the battery at Pig's Point to
the Ordinance Department, Gosport Navy-Yard.-
vapuiD Sinclair :s cu nil tne vacancy occasioned by
vue iransier oi capt regram.
The Norfolk Tiau Tinnl cava that: thu mnnmml
at Bethel Courch is the identical spot on which the
first battle in that peninsula took place during the
Commodore Tatnal invitMt nmnnuli far th mn.
struction, by contract of five small vessels for the
il r J i . rt.
vumeueraie oiaies serfice, -
A lhe marl ft mnntv V Yta fnn;cr.As4'1 4.Anfw
- ---j w w uma sua uiouvvj tt till ,j -myuw
companies of volunteers to the war. Hurrah for '
this noble old county I .
Arrival op Arms fonh EKm.Avn -V rtrU.na
DaDers inform ns that thn rvnfHra fi.ta
steamer ISumter had arrived at that port with 55.000
r,uueiu nnes, togeiner wun other accoutrements
and a number of rifled cannon. Out at sea the
Sumter met an English vessel with these arms bound
for New Orleans. What of the blockade !
President Davis at Mkm TTio arrival nf
President Davis at Manassa Junction and on the
field of conflict, on the occasion of the great battle
of the 21st, was hailed by our soldiers, as we learn.
wun wua enthusiasm, 'i hey were animated to fresh
zeal by this evidence of his deep interest in the
result of that momentous struggle. Rick En,
We learn that the State nf North.Pnrnli na thrA
Marshall Parks, Esq., has just transferred to the
Confederate Government, a clever little fleet of five
War steamers. Thev will do valuahla BArrirn in th
good cause. Rich. Enquirer.
Oo the 24th inst. at the Chapel f the Cr.ws. in rrhn1
Hill. William Van Wrck. of Pendletnn 8.C m M.U
youngest daughter of lion. W. H. Battle.
At 'lis residence in this county, at about four o'clnek im.
terday morning, Gen. Joseph Allison, a well known and
' highly esteemed citizen, lie was many times elected to
rt present the county in the Legislature, and was eisht veara
Clerk of the County Court lie declined a re-election oa
account of feeble health, with which he. continued to he
painfully afflicted to the end of bis life, JfuU. See.
wr- WE ARE REQUESTED TO AW-
for County Court Clerk of Wake, at tbe entiling election.
JHyl9, 1861. , 68-te.
SUPERIOR COURT CLERK FOR- WAKE
WE ARE AUTHORIZED TO ANNOUNCE JOHS
N. BUNTING, as a candidate for the office of Su
perior Court Clerk for Wake County.
Juiy iu, isti. 04
WE ARE AUTHORIZED TO An
nounce M. H. BKOWN. Esq. as a candidate
for the office of County Court Clerk of Wake, at the ensu
ing August election.
July , 18HI. 64 M.
Vr-, WE ARE REQUESTED TO A If- '
JL7 nnunce J. J. FEKReTlL. Esq.. as a Candidate .'
for the office of County Court Clerk for the county of Waks, .
on the first Thurday in August next.
June 88, 1861. 60
trZ WE ARE REQUESTED TO AN
JLp nounce THOMAS JEFF. UTLEY as a Candi- .
date for the office of County Court Clerk for the county of
Wake, on the first Thursday in August next.
June 28, 1861. s ""- 60 ! .:
SUPERIOR COURT CLERK FOR WAKE .
WE ARE REQUESTED TO ANNOUNCE WILLIAM
II. MOORE, as a candidate for the office of Superior
Court Clerk for Wake County. . -?
June 23, 1861. - 60 -
COUNTY COURT CLERK OP CHATHAM. -
WE ARE REQUESTED TO ANNOUNCE R. C.
COTTEN, Jr., as a candidate for County Court
Clerk of Chatham. Election Thursday, 1st of August. -July
2, 1861. 61
SUPERIOR COURT CLERK.
WE ARE REQUESTED TO ANNOUNCE S. E..
JOHNSON, hs a candidate for the office of Supe
rior Court Clerk of Moore county. Election ic August., -r
June 25, 1861. 6 wAswte.
NOTICE. " "
THE CANDIDATES FOR CLERK OF THE COUNTY .
and Superior Courts will address the people of Wake
County, at the following times snd places:
WILIE LINN'S, SATURDAY, - 27.
LAWS' MONDAY, ' " 89.
THOMPSON'S, TUESDAY, - " 80. .7
SPIKES', WEDNESDAY, ' " 81. '
The Magistrates will attend, so that the people can give
in their list of taxable. I shall expect the people to par
their taxes promptly without failure, as the money is need
ed especially in this crisis, when the country is involved
in war. W. H. HIGH, Sheriff.
July 2, 1861. 61 td "
AS IT IS MOST PROBABLE THAT ADDITIONAL
troops will soon be called for to defend our own coast,
anH to succor our brethren in Virginia, all persons wishing
to do their duty to their country, are requested to bsnd in
their names to t lie undersigned.
As soon as a sufficient number is procured, a meeting will
be held, and all the necessary arrangements made.
For further information apply to
JOHN H. BRYAN, Ja. -
Raleigh, July 24. 1861. . 68 8tpd. ,
WE NEED SEVERAL RECRUITS, AND IT 18
greatly to be hoped that they will come forward
immediately, that we may go as early as possible into ac
tive service and do battle lor the South, and drive the hire- -lings
of the Northern Apt back from the sacred soil of our
sister State, the Old Dominion. .
JNO. W. HEARTS FIELD, . -Orderly
Wake Light Infantry. .
ForestviHe, N. C, July 26, 1861. ' - -. 68 tf.
A CARD. . ' -
WILLIAM BAIN WILL BE MUCH PLEASED TO
- see bis old friends and patrons. His Boarding
House is near the Standard Office, and be will also be pre-
Kred to accommodate a few members of the approaching
gislature with comfortable board.
Baleigh, N. C, July 26, 1861. . ' ' 68 it
BOARD OF CLAIMS.
THE BOARD OF CLAIMS FOR THE BETTER Dis
charge of its duties, and for the mors certainly secu
ring to the State the benefit of the sums of money, which
claimants allege to have been expooded by them in military
equipments snd seek to have refunded, has adopted the fol
lowing rule:. ...,. , ..
Counties, corporations, or individuals. Claiming allow
ances for expenses incurred in equipping companies, wholly
or partially, are required lo state in what respect, and to
what extent, such equipments have been'made. . II they
consist in articles intended for the company, as cooking
ntensils, tents, axes, Ac., they most be stated in a schedule 1
- with particularity as to number, quality, Ac, If in articles
for tbe use of the mej as clothing, knapsacks, canteens, Jta.
the number of articles furnishea each. man must be stated '
in like manner. ' -. - .1
Duplicates of such statements or schedules are required
in order that one may be banded to tbe Quartermaster Gen
eral, as a guide to him in tbe further equipment of tb com
pany. T'ue Board will likewise require, where it is praoti
cable, a statement tf the number of yards of cloth : fur
nished for each species of garments .. - . v i f
N. B. The above rule applies as well to claims already,
presented, as to those which may be hereafter presented to
the Board. ,.' -., ,' .'.j
By order of tbe Board :
F. NASH, Secretary.
July 24, 1861. 1 tgtt
1gffk YARDS NORTH-CAROLINA
VUir CASS1MERE, Cadet Biixed, medium fins
and anpertine quality. ; .' ' '
. ' At -
. . ' D. C. MURRAY'S.
Baleigh, N. O, July 20, 1861. . H wawt. .
" ' ' FOR SALE. ' fX
AN EXCELLENT . YOUNG MILCH COW, SffVE.
EIGHTHS Devon and one eighth Sbort-horo Dur
ham, with a calf two month old. ' k
Applv at this office. . .
July 23, 1861. ... -tf.