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riSHEIl Sc IIAClvI.it i'ubiih?r. . Till" RSI) A V MOUNLNG, iJAY T3, IK2. T8 To School OHIccrs. b y n r r. -a. o . . , Th'n up with our flag ! let it itr:itn on the Ir ! TWugb our fatbct are coid in their jrrever', TW Lm1 LauJa tht could trikc, thej had iouIj tbat could 1ht. And ibeiraons were uot Lorn to be n!ave! Up. up'witb that tauter ! where'er it may call, Our tnillr.rihsll rail T around : A nation of freemen that moment '.shall fill When its stars shall be trailed sd the ground, The Late News. . To-days papers contain intelligence of the defeat of Geo, Bank's forces by the rebel General, -Stonewall" Johnson.; Banks retreated to the Potomac and crossed into Maryland. This created great excitement at Baltimore and Wash ington. Requisitions -were tern by tele graph to the' Governors of the several loyal Slates for soldiers-to-be sent imme diately to Washington. In 12 hours many thousands were on '.their way by railroad from New Englani, New York and Penn jlvania. .... ' -There was a rumor that Richmond was eracuatpd. Also, another rumor that a tattle had' been fought at Corinth, in which the rehels were whipped, and 20, 000 prisoners. taken. The following communication from the Territorial Treasurer will be read with interest. It ia designed as an answer to various inquiries on the subject of a dis tribution of the School Fund : Sir: In answer to inquiries in regard i to the apportionment of the Territorial bchool i: uncs, I have to say: inat m con sequence of the discrepancy in the School Law, by which the County Treasurers are net required to report the collections of j school funds until the 5th of May, I deemed it better to postpone tne appor tionment until after that time, in the hope that the reports would all be in promptly; but having failed to jret them all, I have apportioned the amounts levied, adding the interest collected as far as could be ascertained, the certificates of which are now being prepared. In regard to the ballances due several of thcTrrjcnties, of the school tax Jevied in 1S59 I can only say that up to this time but S3S 03 has been paid into the Terri torial Treasury, and Treasurers of Coun ties entitled to balances will be notified of their proper porportions of that amount, for which they can draw on me at sight. As fast as the balances due the fund, of the tax of 1S59, are paid into the Territo rial Treasury, the money will be equita bly distributed to the" counties entitled to it. The laws provides no penalty -for neg The Homestead Lair. ' ' In ¬hr column will be found the Homestead Bill, which has recently passed both branches of Congress, and has been signed by the President, and is therefore a law. - Jt is very liberal in its provisions. It allows every person, (male or female, if we understand it,) who is a citizen of the United States, or any minor who is fceaSl of a family, or who has served in the ' armies or navy of the United States,' the -"benefits of the law; providiug, however, that persons who have born arms against the Government, shall be excluded. f ".I'he effect of this law. w ill be to ensure 'the freedom of all the new States and ' Territories from Slavery. The emigra tion -that comes' to the Territories to se .'cure home.s under "this law, Will be loyal rnenttho have cot - been connected with 'the rebellion, and "are opposed to the spread of slavery." Tfcc Effect or tire Homestead law O t n f hn I'ntiifln - If it i 1 mn H - , w , Liu mis ittiiiii ltd ui uuu u;uu. - - liCurasIca - - The Homestead Bill has aireadv become ka law. The Pacific Railroad " Bill ha a V m w- :-& large majority.' Iris strongly advoca ted by -all the leading papers of the East. Consequently there can be no reasonable "doubt of its passing the Senate. . The effect of these two bills will be to start a great tide of emigration for the West, and. especially to Nebraska. The "emigration will certainly be very, large even before the War is over. If it was only for the Homestead Law alone, many .of those coming west to secure its acvan . tages might prefer some "other locality to Nebraska, on account of the scarcity of 'timber; but the Pacific Railroad will .'make land in Nebraska more desirable 'end more valuable than in any other Ter ritory. ' . The construction of the Road will re quire a vast amount of labor, and conse quently vast quantities of provisions. - Whenever the road is commenced, Ne 'braskawill furnish a better maiket for 'produce 4 than any other . portion of the 'United Slates West of .the Allegheny . Mountains. Not only will the laborers need provisions, but the emigration that ; comes into the Territory each year will have to procure their living; large cities will spring tip as if by magic, and will create a home demand for all that can be "produced. " " ' We think the "good time coming" for Nebraska cannot be much longer deferred. We have a bright future before us. ' - Gen. Curtis' army have formed a jur.c ' tlon with the army of Gen. Hal'eck at Corinthr Reinforcements have been sent t o II a 1 1 e ck fr ot n ji ar i ou sjju a r t e r. " All ,tlv3 ;Regiments in Kansas, except the -Kansas S.econd, (the one to which Capt. Mauhe belongs,) have been' ordered, 'end are now on their way to Coriuth. Until these re-inforcemeuts arrive, we do i not expect a battle at that point, unless it .thculi bo brought about by an attack of the rebels. -It is thought Beauregard's 'foldiers are nearly out'of provisions, and he may be compelled to risk a battle. Bjth armies are suffering considerably frcm ficknes?. The priccipal hope the ' rtbels now have is that the Union Sol diers will te decimated during the sum- "inernicnihs by disease,. and thereby the - war prolonged until the public debt, be ccmes to encrmous that we will, become " willing to tamely submit to the establish ment cf their Confederacy. OFFICIAL. LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. Passed at the Second Session of the Thirty - . ' Seventh Covyress. . Public No. 57. AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to provide iucreased revenue from import, to - pay interest on th-i public debt, and fur other purposes," approved Auguat five, eighteen hurdred aud sixty-one. Be it enacted ly the senate and House of rep resentatives, cf the United states of America in Congress assemldtd, That the provision in the fifty-third section of the act "to provide in creased revenue from imports to pay interest on the ptiNic debt, and for other purposes' approved August five, eighteeu hundred and sixty-one, allowing such portion of the tax as nnv be assessed by any State, Territory, or the Ifitrict of Columbia "to be paid and satisfied, in whole or in part, by' the release of such State, Territory, or District, duly executed, to thp Ui.ited Stares, of any liquidated and de termined claim of such State, Territory, or District of equal amount ag;iinst the United States: Provided, That in case of such re lease, such State, Territory, or District shall be allowed the game abatement of the amount of such tax as would be allowed in case of the payment of the same in money," .shall be construed as applying to such claimsof States for reimbursement of expenses incurred by them in enrolling, subsisting, clothing, supply ing, arming, equipping, paying, and transport- ling i 'ts employed in aiding to suppress the i present insurrection against the United State3, .... . . v m . f as shall bo hUxl with the jrojer omcers ot tna before tha thirtieth of Julv United Statea Iect to rpport funds collected, and no re- next. And in such rases the abatement of ports have as yet been made to this office fifteen per centum shall ba made on such por- : " . . .. !. i. : i l.. it. by any county Treasurer, of collections exceeding the amount they were entitled to retain in accordance with the law, ex cept in the'one instance of Burt county, which promptly paid over the above mentioned amount of SC8 03. Whenever there are suitable penalties provided by law for, neglect of duty in making reports and paying over funds, and for settling up the Taxes of each year within the year in which levied, then we may hope to avoid the inconvenience and trouble we have so far encountered in the execution of the requirements of the law. A. KOUNTZE, . Territorial Treasurer. Omaha, May 20, 1862. From the Farmer. Sweet Potatoes. As this iajJie son sen for. planting Sweet Potatoes, we will give our opinions as to the best mode of planting and culti vating. We have always had better suc cess with them in hills than in ridges. The Sweet Potato fiouriihes best in the most southern parts of the temperate zone; hence in this climate it needs all the heat it can get, and it receives more heat from the sun's rays in hills than in ridges. The only advantage that ridges have over hills, is that they will retain more moisture ; but as a general thing the Sweet PoLato suffers more from lack of warmth than lack of moisture. Wherj the ground is prepared for Sweet Pota toes, it should J be dog at least two feet 3eepv and U ft as loose and mellow as pos sible; then . make hills about three or three and a half feet apart ; and about twelve, or eighteen inches high; (be careful not to make the hills too large or high, as they will not then get. sufficient heat.) If the ground is dug to a sufaj cient depth below the hill, the roots will penetrate and receive sufficient moisture. The long fibrous roots will reach into the ground to as great a depth as the vines run on the surface. The surface of the hills should be hoed very little during the summer just enough to . break the crust and keep down the weeds. The weeds should be scraped down off. the hill, and fresh dirt raked up, .so as to keep the hill in proper shnpe.' Another thing", thought to be important by many of the most suc cessful Sweet Poia'.o raisers, is to keep tht vines during the entire summer wound into a knot on top of the hill. This is for a two-fold olject; namely, to let the surface of the hill be exposed to the rays of the tun as much as possible, and also to prevent the vines from taking root, and thereby retarding the growth of the Potatees. More About Cleveland. It has been ascertained that Cleveland was from Cleveland, Ohio, where he fol lowed the profession of stage driver. He was born in the vicinity of Cleveland. His real name was John Metz. In his intercourse with men, he is said to have been very bland and courteous, even when he was robbing them His last words were: "Stop firing, boys; I am killed." ..On his tombstone will be inscribed:' "Jayhawking is one of rry institutions ; .1 like it, and am going to have it." In. this number we publish ihe official report cf Col. Thayer, concerning-the Little of Pius-burg.' It was put m type -The passage of the Homestead Bill has taken the wind' cut of the fnjes of those who still delight to eulogize the "great Democratic party." Only a few days ago we heard one of these gentlt meu a resident of Otoe county, (demo crats in this'country, if indeed there are any, are, of late, more modest.) inquiring in a sneering way: "Why ' the Repnlli can. Congress did not pas the 'Homestead Bill." There was "now "a Republican President) a Republican House of Rep resentatives and a Republican Senate. They had charged Democrats ith always defeating the Hcmesiead'when they had the power. Now," he wanted to see "if they had honesty enough to pass it them selves." We hope our friend is low satisfied. for last week pnper, tut Was out fur want cf room. ' ' ; crowded The Secretary cf the Trea&ury has is sued instructions to the various collectors respecting clearances to ports opened by i proclamation.-of the President. . These instructions authorize clearances at any time before the first cf June, but vessels so cleared are not to enter such ports until . on rr-.uer mat aate.- , -- - - - tion of said tux as raav be paid bv the allow ance of such claims, in whole or in part, the' same as if the final settlement and liquidation thereof bad been made before the- thirtieth of June. - . " Approved, May 13, 1S62. Pdblic No. 5. AN ACT to establish a port of entry in the collection district of Beaufort, South Caro lina. ' -' . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Am erica in Congress assembled, That a port of entry and delivery shall be and is hereby es tablished in the collection district of Beaufort, in the State of South Carolina, atornear Hil ton Head, to bo called the port of Port Royal, which shall bo subject to the same regulations and restrictions ns other ports of entry and de livery in the United States; and there shall be appointed a collector of the customs, to reside at said port, who shall receive a salary of fifteen hundred dollars per amnum. And the Secretary of the Treasury shall have power to appoint, on the nomination of the collector, such inspectors, weigher?, gangers, measures, and other officers as may ba neces sary for the collection of the revenue at said port, whose compensation shall not exceed the rates allowed to similar officers at other ports of entry and delivery in the United States. Approved May 13, 1862. Public No. 59 AN ACT to provide for the deficiency in the appropriation for the pay of the two and three 3'ears volunteers, and the officers and . men actually employed in the Western de partment. . - Be it emcted ly Vie Senate aud Hovse of Representatives of the United States of Amer cof in Congress assevilled: That there be and hereby is appropriated out of any money in the. Treasury not otherwiie appropriated, the sura of thirty millions of dollars, or so m.nch thereof ns may bo necessary, to enable the Government to pay the two find three years volunteers called .into the services of the Unit ed States, being an additional amount required for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eigh teen hundred and sixty-two. . Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the,re be and hereby is. appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap propriated, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces say, to carry into effect tbe act approved March twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, to secure ps.y, bounty, and pensions to officers and men actually employed in the Western department, or department of Missouri. , . i. Approved, May 14, 1862. Tubuc No. CO. AN ACT to facilitate tbe discharga of enlist ed men for physical disability. Be it enacted by the Senate and Bouse of Representatives of the Uitned sUtes of Amer ica, in Congress assendled, That the medical inspector general, or any medical inspector is hereby authorized and empowered to d is, charge from the service of the United Stte3 any soldier, or enlisted man, with the consent of such soldier or enlisted man, in the perma nent hospitals, laboring under an' ph sical disability which makes it disadvantageous to the service that he be retained therein, and the certificate in writing of such inspector general or medical inspector, setting forth the existence and nature of such physical dis ability, shall ba sufficient evidence of such dis charge : Provided, however, That every such certificate shall appear on its face to havebeeu founded on personal inspection of the soldier so discharged, and shall specifically describe the naturj and origin of such disability ; and that such discharge nhall be without prejudice to the- right of such soldier or enlisted man to the pay due him at the date thereof, and report the same to the adjutant general and the surgeon general. ; . .. , Approved, May 14,1862. ,:. . ; i HOMESTEAD jLAW. . Public No. 61 AN ACT to 6ectira homssteads to nsfml sot tiers on the pub'ic dom.iin, and to provide a bounty for soldiers in lieu of grants of the lands. - .Re it enacted ly the Senate arui House of Representatives of ths United States cf Ameri ca in Congress assembled, That any person who is the head of a fanii'y, or who has ar rived at the agfi of twenty-one years, and is a citizen of the United States, or who shall have filed his declaration of ir.tentiou to be come such, as required by the naturalization laws of the United States, and who has never borne arms against the United S:ates Govern ment, or given aid and comfort to its enemies, shall from and after the 1st of January, 1863, be entitled to enter one quarter section, or a less quantity, of unappropriated public lands, upon which said person may have filled a pre emption claim, or which nny, at the time the application is made ba subject tc pre-emption at $1 23 or less, per acre ; or eighty acres, or less, cf such unappropriated hinds, at $2 50 per acre, to bo located iu a body, in conformi ty to the legal subdi visions of the public lads, and sfter the same shall brave been surveyed : Provided, That any person owning and." r3 6idirjg on land may under the provisions of this act, enter other land lying contiguous to his or her said land, which shall not, with the laud so already owned and occupied, exceed in the aggregate 160 acres. " . ; - Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the person applying for the benefit of this act shall, upon application to the Register of the Lat.d Uffice ia which ha cr she is about to make .such entry, make affidavit beforj the said Register or Receiver that he or sha is the head of a family, or is --twenty -one years or more of age or shall -have performed service in tbe army, cf. the. U.pitd.S;atc.and that ho ; has cevft berec arm's Against the GvYeruii:ent 1 ' cf the United States, or given aid and ccrmort to its enemies, and that such application 13 made for his or her exclusive use and becefit, and that said ei.try is made for the purpose of actual settlement and cultivation, and not either directly or indirectly for the use or b.M.e t of any ulh?r person cr. persons whomso ever ; and .upon filing the said affidavit with the Regifer or Receiver, and on payment of $0 he cr she shall thereupon be permitted to enter tbe quantity of land specified ; Provid ed, however, That no certificate shall bi givn or patent issued therefor until the expiration of five years from the date of such entry ; and if, at the expiration of such time, or at any time within two years thereafter, the per son making such entry or if he bo dead, his widow ; or in. case of her death his heirs or devisee ; or in case of a widow making suc.i entry her heirs or devisee, in case of her death shall prove by two credible witnesses that he, she, or they "have resided upon or cultivat ed the same for the terra of fiva years imme diately succeeding the time of filing the affi davit aforesaid, and shall make affidavit that no part of said land has been alidined. and that he has brne true allegiance to the Gov ernment of the United States : then, in such case, he. she or they, if at that time a citizen of the United States, shall be entitled to a patent, as in other case3 provided for by law; And provided, further, That ia case of the death of both father and mother, leaving au infant child, or children, under twenty-one years of age, the right and fee shall enure to the benefit of said infant child or children; and the executor, administrator, or guardian may, at any time within two years afte' the death of the surviving parent, aud in accord ance with the laws of the State in which such children forthe time being have their domicile, sll said land for the benefit of said infants, but for no other purpose ; and the purchaser shall acquire the absolute title by the purchase, and be entitled to a patent from the United States, on'payment of the office fee3 and sum of money hereinafter specified. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Register of the Land Office shall note all such applications on the tract books and plats of his office, and keep a register of all such entries, and make return thereof to the Gene ral Land Office, together with the proof upon which they have been founded. Sec: 4. And be it further enacted, That no lauds acquired underthe provisior.3 of this act shall in any event become liable to the satisfation of any debt or debts contracted prior to tbe issuing of the patent therefor. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if, at any time after the filing of the affidavit, as required in the section of this act, and be fore the expiration of the five years aforesaid, it shall be proven, after due notice to the set tler, to the satisfaction of the Register of the Land Office, that the person having filed such affidavit shall have actually changed his or her resideuce, or abandoned the said land, shall have ceased to occupy the said land for more than six i months at anytime, then in that event the land so entered shall revert to the Government. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That no individual shall be permitted to acquire title to more than one quarter section mider the provisions of this act ; and that the Com missioner of the Geueral Land Ollioe is here by required to prepare and issue such rules and regulations, consistent with this act, as shall be necessary and proper to carry it3 pro visions into effect ;'and that the Registers and Receivers of the several Lmd Offices shall be entitled to receive the same compensation for any lauds entered under the provisions of this act that they are now entitled to receive when the same quantity of land is enterel with money, one half by the person - making the application at the time of so doing, and the other half on the issue of the certificate by tho person to whom it may be issued ; but this shall 'not be construed to enlarge the maximum of compensation now prescribed by law for any Register or Receiver: Provided, That nothing contained in this act shall be so construed as to impair or interfere in any. man ner whatever with existing pre-emption rights: And provided, further, That Vd persons who may have filed" their applications -for a pre? 1 emptiou right prior to the passage of this act shall be entitled to all privileges of this act : Provided, further, That no person who has served, or may hereafter serve, for a period of not less than fourteen days in the army or navy of the United States, either regular or volunteer, under the laws thereof, during the existence of an actual war, domestic or for eign, shall be deprived of the benefits of this act on account of not having attained the age of twenty-one years. - . - Sec. 3. Ad be it further enacted, That the fifth section of the act entitled "An act in addition to an act more effectually to pro vide for the punishment of certa n Crimes against tho United States, and for other pur poses," approved the third of March, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-seven,-shall extend to all oaths, affirmations, and affidavits, required or authorized by this act. Sec- 8. And ; be it further resolved, That nothing in this act shall be so construed -as to prevent any-person who has availed him or herself of the benefits of tho first section of this act from paying the minimum price, or the price to which the same may have gradu ated, for the quantity of land so en.ered at any time before the expiration of the five years, and obtaining a patent therefor from the Gov ernment as in other cases provided by law, on making proof of settlement and cultivation as provided by existing laws granting pre emption rights. Approved May 0, 1S62. The Richmond Papers heap a great deal of ridicule upon the members of the Rebel Congress, on account of their stam pede from Richmond. The Whig says: For fear of accidents on the railroad the stampeded Congress left yesterday in a number of the strongest and newest canal boats. These boats are drawn by mules of approved sweetness of temper. To protect the stampeders from the snakes and bull frogs that abound along the line of the canal, General Winder has detail ed a regiment ofyladies to march in ad vance of the njcflps and clear the towpath of the pirate'. The regiment is armed with popgiias of the longest range. ,The ladies will accompany the stampeders to a secluded cave in the mountains of Hep sidaru, and reave them there in charge of tne -children of the vicinage, until Mc Clellan thinks proper to let them come forth. The ladies return to the defence of their country. From every portion of North America we hear of unusually high water; from New England, Canada, Dixie Land and California. CoscoaD, (N. H.) April- 20. The fresh is the highest known since 1S51. Portions of the -several railroads are badly washed. A bridge at Lebanon, cn the Northern road, was carried entirely away. ' J Montreal, (Canada,) Aphil 21.--There - are heavy freshes prevailing throughout lower Canada. ; Many villa ges are flooded, and there has been great destruction of property. The locks and dams near Ottawa City are in danger. The Western trains have been interrupt ed for the last three days. Colonel Thayer's Report. Headquarters Second Brigade, ) Ap.my in Field, Pittsburg, April 10, 1S62. Captain: 1 have the hoccr to sub mit herewith a report cf the part taken , .1. r U si I mi! 1 .? oy tne oscona ungaue ai iuc wmc . Pittsburg: Early on Sunday morning, the Gth inst. hearing at my camp at Stony Lonesome, hpaw cannonading in the direction of Pittsburg, I immediately caused my com mand to be put in a state of preparation to march at a moment's notice, and anx iously awaited orders. Soon Major Gen eral Wallace and staff rode up, and he gave me the desired command to move to the scene of action. At twelve o clock the brigade was in th? line of march, the Sixty-Eighth Ohio, Colonel Speerman, being directed by ma to remnn at that poiut, in conjunction with Colonel Kin ney's Ohio regiment, for the. purpose of preventing an approach of the enemy by the AdamsviIIe road. We arrived upon the field at Pittsburg at dark, and throw ing out a strong force of pickets in front of our line, we bivouacked in order of battle, the troops Ivinar down with their arms in their hands. During the night a severe thunder storm came on. Those who slept awoke to find themselves in a drenching rain, but they bore their hard ships with fortitude and cheerfulness. Captain Noah Thompson of the Ninth Battery of Indiana Light Artillery, hav ing come up in the night and placed his battery in position in the open field in front. At daylight on the morning of the 7th, I moved the First Nebraska, Lieut. Col. McCord, forward, so that its left rested on the battery. I then placed the Twenty-third Indiana, Col. W. L. San derson, on the right of the First Nebras ka, having the Fifty-eighth Ohio, Col. Bausenwem, immediately in the rear of the two. While in this position Thomp son's battery opened fire upon a battery of the enemy, discovered upon the hill, directly in front. - Having silenced it, I received orders from Gen. Wallace in person to advance. I did so, across the deep ravine and up the steep declivity where the rebel guns had been planted, keeping Capt. Baumer and his company of the First Nebraska, as skirmishers in advance, which movement was executed in good order. " Here the General di rected a charge in front of his division, which was executed by a left wheel of the whole line. Advancing in line a short distance, we were soon under a heavy fire of the enemy's guo3, both ar tillery aud infantry. Moving forward, we emerged trom the timber into a small cleared field, where, Capt. Thompson having moved forward also, planted his battery. I then moved the brigade by the right fbnk nearly half a mile into the timber again for the purpose of extending our line to the right, and then forward to the brow of a steep hill, where we re mained some three-quarters of an hour, when the enemy's battery was again si lehmced. The order then came from Gen. Wallace to move forward. We' did so, and emerged from the timber into a large open field. Moving my Brigade onward in a full line of battle, reserving our fire, we crossed a deep ravine and passed up on to the ridge beyond, under a terrible fire of musketry and artillery from the rebels. Arriving on the brow of the ridge, I gave the order to open on them, which was promtly done. Our fire told with fatal effect, for they immedi ately fell back. ' j - A few moments previous to this,'. ob-j serving aibody of the rebel cavalry ad vancing in the outskirts of the timber on my extreme right, evidently with the in tention of flanking us, I directed Colonel Sangerson, of the Twenty-third Indiana, to move by the right flank som? twenty rods, so as to bring his regiment directly in front of them, and to drive them back a movement Tvhich he promptly and successfully accomplished. On getting in front of them the cavalry discharged their carbines. The Twenty-third Indiana im mediately returned the fire, and under the lead of their Colonel, then pressed forward,.and the right flank company of theirst Nebraska, Capt. Baumer, also giving them a right oblique fire, when the rebels at once fled in confusion. Still fearing a flank movement of the enemy, and observing Col. Whittlesey coming up with two regiments, I at once rode to him and requested of him to move the right as rapidly as possible, which he readily did. The action now become general along the line. I again gave the order "For war," and the line advanced as regular, r.f with a front as unbroken as upon the pafide ground, the First Nebraska, Lieut. Cob McCord, moving up directly in front of the enemy's battery. Advancing about twenty rods, and finding the enemy had made another stand, I ordered a halt, and directed another fire upon them, which continued some fifteen minutes, when dis covering the enemy again rtceeding, we pushed on nearly half a mile, halting as we ascended the brow of each hill (the grounds being composed of hills and val leys) and giving them another volley, and then moving forward again. Perceiving1 the enemy's battery again in position, supported by heavy bodies of infantry, another halt was ordered, and another fire opened upon them, which became continuous along the whol2 line." The battle now ragpd'with unabated, fury for nearly two hours. The enemy's battery was exceedingly well served, it having obtained excellent range. I had no artillery to oppose to it, tut the fire of our infantry was terrific and incessant, and was admirably directed, the men were loading and firing at will, with great ra pidity. Learning from Col. McCord and Major Livingstone that the ammunition of the First Nebraska was nearly exhaus ted, and from Major Dister of the Fifty eighth Ohio, that their also was nearly out, I rode to Gen. Wallace, who was on the left of the division, and requested of him a fresh regiment. He at once or dered forward the Seventy-sixty Ohio, Colonel Woods. which I conducted to my line, and directed the First Nebraska to file by the right of companies to the rear, when the Seventy-sixth took its phce. The First Nebraska and the Fifty-eighth Ohio then fell back a few rods to a ra vine. These movements were executed with perfect order. My ow n ammunition wagons having failed to come up on ac count cf the ravines, which were impass able for teams, over which we had crossed, Gen. Wallace sent me one of his own, which fortunately had arrived by another route. The two regiments refilled thi"r cartridge boxes, and in twenty minutes from the time they left the line, .they were again in their position before the enemy. But the enemy was iiowik-eirig; the General here ordered forward his whole division in pursuit, Limself leading, it, which was continued fr a mile ar.d a half, when we bivouacked for the night. Thus did we drive the enemy before ui, frcm five o'clock in the morning till five in the evening, never receeding an inch, but pressing steadily forward over a dis tance of four miles, the enemy contesting the ground rod by rod, with a courage and determination that would have honored a belter cause. I cannot speak in too high praise of the officers and men under my command. Their conduct was most gal lant and brave throughout. They fought with the ardcr and zeal of true patriots. It gives me pleasure to speak of the different regiments and their officers. Nobly did the First Nebraska sustain its reputation, well earned on the field-of Donelson. Its progress was onward du ring the whole day, in the face of a gall ing fire cf the enemy, moving on without flinching, at one time being an hour and a half in front of the battery, receiving and returning its fire. Its conduct ws most excellent. Lieutenant Col. W. D. McCord and Major R. R. Livingston of this regiment, were constantly in the thickest of the fight, executing every order with the greatest promptness tnd alacrity. They ar-j deserving the high est commendation for their gallantry. The Twenty-third Indiana, by it's' con duct on the fietd, won my unqualified ad miration. It moved constantly forward under the lead of its brave commander, Col. Sanderson, under" a.' heavy fire charging upon the enemy's cavalry, and utterly routing them. The coolness and courage of the Colonel aided much in the success of the movements cf the Brigade. Lieutenant Colonel D. C. Anthony and Major . r. Davis ot the same regiment behaved gallantly through the action, and were ever ot the post of duty. ' The for mer had his horse shot under him. This regiment with its Colonel and other offi cers have earned distinguished honors for themselves, and for the whole State which sent them into the field. The Fifty-eighth Ohio proved them selves worthy of the confidence reposed in them. They fought with unabated courage during the day never yielding, but firmly advancing, pressing the e.nemy before them. They have my highest es teem for their noble conduct in this bat tle. Col. Bausenwem, Lieut. Cof. Renv pel, and Major Dieter, of this regiment were conspicuous for their coolness and bravely throughout - the day. -Ever" -ex-- posed to imminent danger, they readilv performed every dmy, and handled their regiment most admirably. . Most honorable mention is due to Sur geon E. Ii. Harrison, of the Sixty-eighih Ohio, Surgeon of the Brigade,. and to Win. McClelland, Acting Surgeon of the First Nebraska, for their prompt' atten tion to 'the wounded. They labored at the hospitals with ceaseless devotion for days and nights after the tattle in ad ministering relief. Their services were invaluable. I must express my obligations also to the members of my staff, S.' A. Strick-, land, A. A. G., my aide-decampvCapt. Allen Blacker, and Lieut. W. S. Whit ten.and also .to Lient. Col." Scot.t, and Capt. Richard, of tho "Sixty-eighth bhioi.' and Mr. Geo. E. Spencer, who acted as volunteer aids, for their prompt convey ance and execution of orders .in the face of every danger. Appended is a list' of the killed and wounded of the brigade, 1 directed the men to lay down when not engaged and to fire kneeling and laying down as much as possible, and also take advantage of the ground whenever it could, be demo. By adopting this course and continuing it throughout the day, I have no doubt but that the lives of hundreds of our . men were saves. In conclusion, ,1 may be. permitted, to congratulate the General -upon the part his Division took, and upon, the success which attended all his movements, ia the memoreble battle of Pittsburg O I have the honor to be, ' Very truly yours, JOHN M. THAYER, Colonel. Firs'. Nebraska, Command in.? Second Brigade, Third Division, Army in the field. ' -Capt. Fred. Kneflor, Ass't Adj't Gen eral Third Division. ' J E Vf A D V V r VT ! AarC-jref,r t; . b H i- ! TIVE TTtR1Mr. PE;?Ifc i sr.'. " trance, tus c--cl eve r ' ' lil .1 i-i..- - " 1 C:i , K. aHof 1;-,. u fc . le fun4 in auy dru, ,u' i-Hf Cin.sumnio;,. E.-o!ic'j;M .'. v'h by tbe u.- ot say ue-bn p.."'1-1?-'; HELLO, STIUXg WHEKi: Dm vol NEW GOOD AT J. BE1UIY & co;; THE CHEAPEST H- : ' BROWITVILI j ; BERRY & g. Have jMst receive-!. 1114 s-e sUnd od iluia street, 0.' ite '7 LEY. GOOi AND G-H.O'C23Hir ever offered ia tblimarkeC Kjaraiw J; BERRY k (ft .' EIIOW.NVILLE, J. 7, Ms CD, ISC2. Cl7-tf "FAST1 HORs? CITY HFEITID SPECIAL NOTICES. 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