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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS FRIDAY MORNING. 3VSJY 34,1863.
IPtc 4m f itss. CUO. W. X tt. C. ME.VEBICT, EJUon mud rrrritorl. nciau'CTox FKIUAV MOnXISO: JULY 21. 1863. Tin: wecklv rjicn ritF.ss Is published every Friday morning, containing the ncws'of the week from all parts, interesting correspondence from the array, and local and general intelligence. TERMS. Two Dollars per year. If paid absolutely in advance, SI 75. Single copies five cents. For rates of Advertising. Ait, inquire at the Free Press OrriCE, No. C College St, Burling ton, Vt. CCO. IV. & G. G. BENEDICT, Editors & Proprietors STATH ticki:t. For Governor, JOI1X G. SMITH, of St. Minis. Fur Lieut. Governor, PAUL DILLINGHAM, of Watcrbury. For Treasurer, JOHN P.. PAGE, of Rutland. For Mevdtjr or Congress, HON. rOKTUS BAXTER, of Deris JJne count r th:ki:t. For Senators. ,IF.I). I. CLARK, of Miltmi. A. C. WELCH, of XVist,m, L. 15. ENGLESBY, ofBurlinytim, ForAss't Judoi-s, ANDREW WARNER ofjtrxho, LYMAN HALL. ShcJburnr, For States Attornev, K. S. TAFT, Brln3ton, ForJupoe or Probate, TOUREY E. WALES, of Burlington, For SiiEKirr, N. I!. FLANAGAN, of Burlington, Foe Higu R.ULirr, R. S. BLODGETT. of Jcntlto. About the Draft. There is 110 occasion to dU:nss lure the rcas-ms which led Congress to alnmlon a reliance upon oluntccring, or hpud State miliii.i. as means to supply the national armies for the suppression of the relicllion. It 11 sufficient to say that they wore hi weighty that the "act for enrolling anil call ing out the national force, and fur other 1 nrrw," approved March 3d, 1.M53, under which the draft naw in progress is mad.-, was enacted, and that, too. by very great majori ties. Moreover, it meets the g-'m-ral pmtalof all persons of intelligence, except such as are notoriously hostile to the (imini inent, and on one ground or another in sympathy with the rebels. The soldier those wltn have nobly volunteered and done hardserviYc for their country kv winiw enough why the tirdy, irregular, and iiiuvr tain process of volunteering should he no longer relied upon to fill up the raiils thin ned by death, disease, wound and discliarge. If a draft if a new thing in this war, it is no new thing in the land. Militia drafts were freely made in the war of 1812 1 1 : and draft an; often made in other commies. Moreover, those who enter the service, de signated thereto by a draft, if they do their duty, will lie held in honor hereafter, equal ly with t!ior who volunteered fir a liounty large or small, or for no bounty at nil. Moreover the law bears fairly on all cm lliymcntsand conditions of s.K.irty. The exempt Irom its liabilities, of tlinse of age and strength to do iniliuryscrvicc, are very few indeed. The Vice President of the Uni ted States, the Heads of Chief Executive departments of the United States, Judges of the United State Courts and the Governors of the several States, arc by irtuc of their office,iind for obv ions reasons, exempt. More over, for reasons of humanity a lew others of the wlhi'e community are also exempt. All others of military age and strength, incuilicrB of Congnss, United States and State officers of all kinds, lawyer-, ilergvmcn, doctors, fanners, im-cnanii. da l.ilmrcrs, clerks, ap prentices, stud lit and teachers, rich and jnwr alike, all t.igi-tlici l"ve their names put into the whvl and must r-Und the chances of the lot. f1 is i- as it should I; for the country is trs cmniry .f us all. U c, aro all intrri-ted in it csrrvation. The suc cess of t !4 itHli Hi vrimlJ be the ruin, the shame, the degntdatrm of all. As all arc n it non iicnlol lor the uar, the lot is called iipm 1 1 neriov woo -nan go; anu tiiosc who me left N'hin.l must sec to it that they j do ir whole duly at home to supiurt the government and society in general, anp to lurnisii lti. mural :inl material support for t!... vliogoand fur the families (where , tW sue any which arc needy) whichinaybe J 1-rt l-ioml-lnnd must hold thr,i,lr, rA,,lr I t t.ile tleir own places in the ranks if need skill aritc hereafter. Evil-minded persons have stirred up dis- satifaitiim in the minds of many ignorant and inconsiderate crsons from the provisfon in the law tliat a person liable to do military duty may, if drafted, by joying 300 into United States Treasury "for the procuration of a substitute," be thereby "discharged from further liability under that draft." It is niuarkaUu that these mischief-makers seareily allude to the provision that a draft ed man may hire asuletitutc for himsclf,on w liatevcr terms he can make. To object to that B6 an injustice would be too gros for common-snsc. The answer to that by every man not a fool, would be : " well, what of that? If a man cannot without some great . sjcrificc do the work assigned him in any employment of life, who objects if he jro vides at his own expense an equally willing and able man to take his place?" The ob ject of the provision is to protect those of moderate means constrained to hire substi tutcs,from tbe'liabilityof having the priccby simulating draft-brokers, or heedless men of wealth, run up to an enormous height. Thus lu one need pay more tlian 300, and he may get a substitute for as much less as he can. Every conf idcrate and fair minded ner- Kin knows that the object of that provision ' uu. ui. ... for by its means many a poor man who is not drafted but is willing to enter the service, will get.not only tho regular wages, but a handsome bounty beside. No doubt more who arc of moderate means, or of no means at all but their daily labor, will be drafted than of those who arc rich, for the plain reason that the rich arc comparatively few in any community. But wc all know that there has been no special backwardness on tbe part of persons in easy circumstances to lril their lives for their country, thus far. The blood or volunteers worth thousandsand with that of those whose names were not to I . r j ; i;.f' " be found in the tax list, lhc oran will cany into tnc ransas great a variety of men, no doubt, as the vol unteer service did. Not a few who did not volunteer, because the tics of family and the responsibilities of business constrained them to remain at home, will look upon the fact of their being drafted as a special indication for them to no longer hold Isick. Some, no doubt.will conscientiously feel that they" can do more gpou uy remaining ui nuuic, po- viding employment for those who need it and rendering aid to needy families of those timation that in a subsequent epistle I might at who go, than they can by going themselves, tempt to set down some additional incidents of Such men will pay not a dollar the less for ' the great battle. I tale the first opportunity to these objects because tbey have paid $300 to , fulfil the promise finding it only here, ten days be exempt in their own persons. M for after the fight, and many hundred miles from such as care lor nothing but their own case, the field. As hitherto, I write only of what whose chief anxiety may be to keep their ! rcd under my own eye, leaving to the corrcs W.irs out of harm's wav. wherever they arc, ' Indents of the city press the description of the (and every community has some such) it is of no use to fay much to them. The 300, for which any such one provides a better soldier than he would make, it well em ployed. All who arc drafted should bear this in mind : He who puts on the armour in the cause of his country, will never need toapologize for it. He will beheld in honor for it by those who live now and by those who , may come after him. He who pays his 300 j merely to please or profit himself, or because he shrinks from exposure to fatigue or dan- ' per, will never in coming years boast of it j neither will his children, if he ever 1 ha6 any, boast of it for him. The consent of the 14th, lath and lGtli Regiments to remain a few days in New York to assist the authorities in maintaining order, will find hearty approval among their friends at home. Very few, however, ap preciate fully the amount of self-denial im plied in such a decision on the part of the troops, after their term of service is. up, their icry fire our ;n i;ne anj advanced faces set homcwardsind their families expect- upon the flank of thechargingcolumncf theene ing them. Especially after a period ofae- nryon Friday afternoon, was tremendous, end the live service and hard inarching, such as 1 three hundred killed and wounded of our three these regiments have exjerieneed, the pros- j regiments, almost all struck during the move pect of rest and home comforts is incxprcssi- j ments and within the space of half an hour, bly grateful to the soldiers; and a high de- how that it was not ineffective. The most de gree of patriotism alone could induce them j 'tractive shot I noticed took effect in the 13th to consent to remain under such circum- I regiment, as it was mirching back by the flank. stances to fi-ht the savage rabble of Xcw York City. Thcyjhavcnot fortunately .been re quired to do any fighting there ; but if they iaj tncnj wouM jiaTC ixxn n0 l. riaJ. aliout it. It may nut be generally known that a por tion of the 12th Regiment offered to return to Xcw York to fight the mob, at the very height of the riot. The regiment was called together at Urattlcboro on the 13th by Col. Blunt, who, informing them of the state of things in New York, announced his strong desire to tender the services of the regiment, for the restoration of order there. The men had been mustered out of service, and their arms turned over to the State. Co. C, how ever, took the lead and volunteered, almost in a body, to go. A majority of the Rut Land Co. also agreed to go. and enough were added to make up about 200 men, which, with the Field and Staff of the regiment, were offered to the Governor. Governor Holbrook, however, did not think it worth while to send less tlian a regiment, unless he he should receive some more urgent call from the authorities of New York; and none such coming, the regiment broke upon Tues day. Second Vermont Itrignde. Wc are indebted to a friend, with the Brigade, for the following journal of the movements of the remaining regiments of the Second Vermont Brigade, after leaving Get tysburg : Headq'es Sn Brig., So Div., 1st Armt Corts In the Field, (near Boonesboro', Md.,) July 11th, 1S63. ) Scar B ; According to my promise, I send you the following account of our movements Eince you left us. Monday, July Cth. Left Gettysburg and took up line of march to Emmctshurgh, encamping about two miles from the town. Tuesday. Left camp near Emmctsburgh at 4 A. M., and marched until late at night, en camping this side of Catoctin Mountain. Rain ed all night Wednesday. Still raining in torrents. Left camp at 4 A. M., and reached MidJIetown; en camped for a short time outside of the town. Received orders about 2 P. M. to move; inform ation bein? rrrrivM thnt IK. V.I 1 cr0ea .nc river in ntiv fbiw. TVftV f march towards South Mountain. Encamped there for the night Thursday. Remained in the mountain all day. Friday. Left camp at 5 A. M., and marched tnrough Uoonsooro . rinng was going on in front, and wc fully expected to get into action. The Cth Corps was engaged some two miles in our front, with what results I do not know. CoL Stonghton was wounded badly in the head, but ning dangerous. Th U was ordered to the 2d Division this """""OP- kter, in the afternoon, the 15th and 1r.1i. 16th were also ordered there, under command of Gen. Robinson. This however is only temporary. Col. Veasey, by request, is in command. Saturday. Nothing of importance as yet Some firing has been heard in the vicinity of Williamsport. The men arc all in good spirits. The 13th received their orders to start for home on Wednesday lust while near Mildlctown. ' Yours, II. Is CAMr sear Derli.v, JIo., ) j July 17th, 1603. 5 , Our movements since I last wrote you have ' been of comparatively no moment; marching along all the time. We expected to fight at runkstown, but the enemy " got up and got" Wc expect to move in the morning across the nvcr into Virginia once more. 1 1. Thc three regiments appear to have left , tnc new a nttic in auvancc ol the expiration of their time, the term of the 14th expir ing on the 21st, the 15th on the 22d, and 1 aml division Generals; they were, in fact, ex the lGth on the 23d. Their arrival in "ew i Pted to break at the first attack, and as we af York is announced as follows by telegraph : f 'erwards learned, strong supports were placed x- .. vnl.r t l on The 14th, loth and ICth regimcnU oT the Vermont brigade, called the Green Mountain ' brigade in the army of the Potomac, arrived ...1 ..i,t ....re .uuuuii icgimcnis, aim . r : f 1 1 n .. .. ... .. ; ii.. . , unriumuisviiia: was mny expired, vvnen . their arrival being rejiortcd to Gen. Dix l,e . immediate y took measurM to endeavor to tir senices in this city for a v. icw , 'i?. ' wuo nas nccn appointed upon Ocn staff and requested him as state ant for 1X 8 ermont to wait upon the commanding ofS- I ccrs of the different regiments to ascertain , the feelings orthese Green Mountain boys on the subject. Col. Howe repaired to their temporary encampment on the battery where be made a brief and stirring address to the soldiers, who fully appreciated the coinpli- mcnt paid them hy Gen. Dix, and at once volunteered their services in any manner most desirable for the interest of tbe country nnd the maintenance of the law. The regiments are commanded by Col. Nichols, 14th, Col. R. Proctor, 15th, and Col. coxie, lGth. The rank and file are composed of the best citizens of Vermont. nnd although oUcitou. of rcturnini to. their gratified at the prospect of meeting homo traitors than rebels in the field. The officers visited the room, of the Union Loyal League this erening by inyitation. On Wednesday the regiments readied , Brattleboro, and will soon be mustered out of service. Our Army Correspondence Camp or the 12th Vt , 3-1 Brattleboro, Vt, July 1 1, 1SC3. Dtar Free Press ' If I recollect aright, my last letter from the battle-field of Gettysburg, contained an in- battle as .1 whole. When I spoke, as I liclicvo I did, of the com parative harmlcssncss of the terrific cannonade to which the Vermont regiments, together with the other forces holding the centre of General Meade's line, were subjected, it was under stood, I trust, that the ineffectiveness was only comparative and that only in the case or men kept prostrate on the ground. The casualties in the Vt. Brig- ade were almost entirely from artillery fire, and the aggregate of loss from the enemy's artillery was very large. There were few spots either upon our lines or in the rear of them, free from danger from the thickly flying shells. While thousands of them struck and exploded upon or over our lines, perhaps an equal number passed cither by ricochet or directly, over to the rear, and caused the loss of many valuable lives and hundreds of valuable horses, many of which had been taken to the rear fur safety. Their at tentions in the shape of grape and canister were of course confined to the front, and linsc here was not the slightest occasion to complain of any vant of attention on that score. The artil- to "urne its place in line, afier the surrender of the greater portion of the main rebel column. I was hurrying past with an order, when a thud and cry 6f horror close behind me attract ed my attention above the whistling of grape and din of exploding shell. I turned to find a cruel gan in the column. Of a file of four, three hid been prostrated by a shell togethsr with two of ficers marching by their side. The cuter man was whirled to the ground but I believe not much injured; the second was hit and killed by the passing missile; the third was struck in the centre of the lly and literally dismemliered, one leg, bared of all but the shoe and stocking, being thrown several feet from the body: exploiting at the same moment the frag ments of the shell killed the Sergcant-Major of the regiment. Smith, to whom 1 hvd just spoken a cheering word, while the explosion threw bruised ami senseless to the ground Lieut CoL Munson, who was walking at the moment at the Sergeant-Major's elbow. Fw a moment the men in the rear of the file which had thus been swept away halted ami drew back aghast ; but discipline prevailedln another moment, awl step ping over their mangled comrades, they dosed up the gap'and marched on. But one instance of unmanly want of forti tude attracted my notice, among our Vermont troops. One young man, struck don u by a shot which disabled one leg, as the regiment was hurrying forward to meet the enemy, burst forth into loud entreaties to his oomrades not to leave him, and rising on one knee he even tried to stop them by catching at the skirts of their coats as they passed him. They could not stay, of course, ami it may have been the next day possibly before he was carol for. Such was the case with some of our wounded. The mle which forbids the well ones of the rank and file leaving the ranks to attend to the wounded, hard as it seems, is one of ab solute necessity, and if more rigidly enforced and obeyed in all our battles would have sayed a hundred lives for every one lost by it The drummers and filers, whose duty it is to man the stretchers and carry the wounded from the field, showed, as a general rule, great ab sence of body, if not presence of mind, through out the battle, and the tremendous accumulation of wounded men of both sides so f ir exceeded the means of relief, that thousands remained al most uncarcd for, for many hours. Our Sur geons worked nobly. The capture of a number of Surgeons of the 1st Corps, when our forces withdrew from the town on Wednesday, leaving the hospitals in the town in the hands of the enemy, created a great scarcity j of Surgeons. Surgeon Ketehum, the Mcdi- cal Director of our Brigade, found him 1 self the ranking medical officer, and had charge of all the hospitals of the Corps. Dr. Nichols of the 13th hul an extensive division hospital under his capable care, and Drs. Park and Woodward, of the Hth and 16tb, were placed in similar laborious and responsible positions. All labored night and day over the wounded, until compelled to stop fiom sheer exhaustion. I was told by one who was present, that as Dr. Wood ward was waiting a moment on Friday night, for a shattered limb to be made ready for ampu tatien, his eyes closed in utter weariness, and he fell forward, operating knife in hand, over the wounded soldier behind him. It is worth men tioning perhaps, that the medical supplies of our brigade were the only ones approaching suffi- ciency, and that from them were furnished al- most all that was renaired for the hospitals of the oa Wednesday night and ThursJvy, and until additional supplies were brought on Friday from the army depots. -..,,.. , ,u.t ,11.1c uww tnj uicuuuji 01 muivi'juai i cases of bravery and good conduct on the field, I is simply hecouso such were altogether to nu- jnerous to mention. The troops of the 2d Vt liri- gade, being nine-months' men, the time of some just expiring,and on their first battle-field, were not greatly counted en at thcoutsetbyonrCorps 1 uacK 01 us to tate our places when we shonU rail places wncn we snonu lau hercar. But the supports were not needed. 1ur mm endured that fearful cannonade as steadily as the oldctt veteran regiment on the field. Thrr rr.-n ir.lA llm .l.in lm.,l K,I i . . ,, ., ,. , was sweemn'? over tlirni. as nmmntlv if Ihsv . .. . . .. ' .... ..v h.vJ len on dress parade, and when their line moved, it was to the front instead of to the rear, i They took the only two guns, so fira, I can I learn, i.ksn from it,. ,v-.Inrin- .h.i..., . and. probably, lessened Mr. Lee's army, in kill- . ' . " " ' ed and wounded and prisoners, at the rate of abot a man for every one of our own engaged, , , , , . , , , " fn"ds or the 1st Bngade have been wont 10 tl Br!SaJe " 'he picnic party." I am sorry they were not present to sec the picnic party go in, July 2d and 3d. I rode over the ground on Sunday, rrom right toien; out Min give out nine .pace to tue lior j rersoftheUtaeld. I hail seen nothing with which to compare them, except Brady's photo- , ' graphic t.ctts of the field of Antietam, nfter the fiht and there ia nothing in them of evidences orcarnage, ataU equalling what I saw in twenty . I ground in front of our lines on the centre and left, the dead of both armies lay by hundreds still unburicd, though strong burial parties had been at work for 10 or 12 hours. They had died from almost every conceivable form of mutiUUon and shot-wound. When not killed outright by a ball through the head or heart, the dead lay for the most part on their backs, with clothes cemmonly thrown open in front, and breast and stomach exposed. The faces, as a general rule, had turned black not a purplish discoloration, such as I hail imagined in reading of the "black ened corpses" so often mentioned in descriptions tit laittlc-grounds, but a deep blueish black, giv ing to a corpse with black hair the appearance of a negro, and to one with light or red hair and whiskers a strange and revolting aspect In the ' woodson our right, where the long musketry j fight of Fridiy forenoon raged, I found the rebel dead (our own had been mostly buried) literally covering the ground. In a circle of 50 feet ra- dill: as near as 1 coum estimate, icountcm, dead rebels. The number of the enemy's dead in two acres of that oak grove, was estimated at 2,000, and I caunot say that I think it exag gerated. On the knoll, just on the right of the position of our brigade, occupied by our batteries on Friday, 1 counted the dead bo-lies of twenty-nine horses. As late as Sunday noon, wouuded men were still being brought into the hospitals, some of whom had lain (in out of the way nooks) on the field since Thursday. But time and space arc filling me. The Sec ond Brigade is broken up. The 12th regiment having remained on arduous duty in the army of the Potom ic a week beyond the utmost limit of its time (fr which it received the thanks of Gen. Newton, commanding the 1st Corps, in a highly complimentary order) took its leave with the hearty good wishes and Godspeed of all with whom they have been associated, has now been muttered out of service, and has ceased to exist as a military body. The loth has also arrived here covered with dust and laurels, and in a few days will be no more as a regiment Two week more will see the other regiments on their way home. The service of the nine months brigade has not been exactly what we most of us expected, for wc counted on sharp active campaigns in the field, and hoped to be in at the death of the re bellicn, and to share in the final triumphs of the Great War for the Union. But if less glorious than that of some, theduty which has mainly occupied us on the Defences of Washington, has been as honorable as anv. and more lAhnrinu than the average. And though not permitted to see within our term the close of the war, wc have been allowed to have a hind in the great est battle, and the most disastrous to the enemy, of any fought in the East, and can go to our homes, feeling that with the zloriotu successes in the West, and the opening of the Mississippi, the " bick bone of the rebellion " is indeed broken. And now with prayers for the speedy tri- umph of the Gool Cause, in the service of which it is honor enough to have had a share ; with heartiest good wishes for his comrades in arms, for many of whom he has formed friendships which will be life long ; and with kindest re ginls for Hie " gentle readers" who have re- ccivrd with such kind interest his hasty and un studied sketches, your eorresfendent brings this series to a dose, ami Mies his leave of carsis and army correspondence. Voors, G. The death ufCapt. John W. Voodnard, Co. M. 1st Vermont Cavalry, who died from a ball through the brain while gallantly leading his company in n charge on the tn emy, at Boonsboro July Gth, lias created a deep sensation here, where be liad many friendsis well as in his native town of West ford in this county, lie was a son of Chap lain Woodward of the 1st Vt. cavalry, a graduate of the University of Vermont at its last Commencement, a young man of high spirit and sense of dnty, and of genial qual ities which endeared him greatly to his friend', and a capable and efficient officer. His body was not recovered. It will be noticed that Provost Marshal General Fry has issued a modification of his -ilth order, July 12th; annulling the 4th paragraph thereof and giving in-tend tho sensible opinion of the Solicitor of tho War Department, William Whiting, Esq. The 4th paragraph of Col. Fry's 44th order was directly contrary to the obvious intent of the law. It has done harm already, and.'wc are glad to see it rectified. The lAndon Times of the Sth was in t x tacics from the high anticiiations it had from lice's invasion. "It is clear from the statements which we pub lish to-day that the Confederate government Aure iAroirn fAeir uhole force into the move ment, and intend it to be a fir more serious af fair than the hurried invasion of last year. The North have to face no mere raid, but an organized invasion on the largest scale, directed by a leader who has defeated all their generals in succession with forces far inferior to the powerful army he now commands. On the other hand, not only is the federal government as neipiess ana paralyzed as we nave described it, but the people partake of its inactivity and apathy. ' In the interest of peace it it to be hoped that Gen. Lee, trill at least make this intasion sufficiently effective to disjutt the .Vorthern people with the tear, and to shame their leaders out of their boasting and conceit." Ere this the Times has learned that there was a little hitch in the movement from which it prophesied so much. The recent victories in the south-west have so changed the aspect of affairs as to render the Situation," and future ojvrations matters of greatly increased interest. The nrniies which have been Iicsieging Vicksburg and Port Hudson arc now, with the excep tion of such troops as may lie reserved to garrison the forts, at lilierty to engage in the contest in other parts of the field. It is to lw noticed that the rclicls have no forces cor responding to those thus released from the labors and watching of the siege. They have no troops in the field to llancc this increase I of our effective force. We have thus a new V clement to 1 taken into account, in estima ting the probabilities of the progress that will be made by our amis in the fiturc pros ecution of the war. The change which has been made dur ing the List month strength and ndvnn Union and rebel iiicio nas not vci ix-vn lime ui rianie lis ex- , . i .. . i - .. .m.irs v.l,m il, inl!, ;n i U dtC,d,nS '"-' "ts. Not only the 01 pucceM' "ut a 7 Sreat .d- tage m tlie strength of our armies may here- . i r I i . 1 ..t.. i iuuuu un. iiu nui presciim a procedure sliall be now marked out fur our armies, the results must lie favorabV. n. ff compared with previous nrni;, 3 ' ,'t L " nl strength and position. Jir. V.Uandigham arrived at the Clifton in the cominrativc R'-inng Irauds ever practised in oiwn day. i-.'.... 1. 7. i ,? 'nuceo, , goiu ornaments louna upon them. These- tvge of i-osition of the "f t ' I hoIe trueUire of Y.Tsifrv: 1 uf W j" 1 r,;, n. . - " ""1?! "j 'penning or Dy irrif- I nrocess mar lie lor..- ; ,l " i b""i 8i mwHcii, cnricned by wuUu o... ...it prcsciiisa i .uiprwonmeni at nanl i c nave fut to persevere inourde- lotus-shaned hanJIi. .,( .,1,1 . .Vj i ' A Washington t rcciil di.-rateh to trie f" new phase to which loyal men have hs.kcd UW fur ,cra of not lres ,hln . Atanee. gitvl ourselves to tlte thcn ' - V baveptuied large nua, forward with hopcand expectation, and with - 'I'tZ tilTT5 T . i? rnd5,Dce more crowd this unrivalwl case of antiquities I ,x:re f tra;lrs from Ise's retrcatiBgarmy iriii) man ever, yet a little while, and wu Two small models of fiir.. rl.b.-... ,u .t I within the last two days. time to lJlil . U ZZ ! f-1 of Newark Xllt clil ' assumed however, that whatever ciii of iSruS.t hto a KirVxtrra A WATIOJTAI. TUANKSGIVIKU. By the President of Me United States of America : A Procxahaiiox. It has pleased Almighty God to hearken to the supplications and prayers of an afflicted people, and to vouchsafe to the army and the navy of the LI. States, on the land and on the sea, victories so signal and so effective,aii to furnish reasonable grounds for augmented confidence that the Union of these state will bvmaintaineil, their constitution preserved, and their icc and prosperity permanently preferred ; but these victories have luxn ac- corded not without sacrifice of life, limb and liberty, incurred by brave, patriotic and loy- al citizens. Domestic alliction in every jart 0f the country follows in the train of these fearful licrcavcincnts. It is meet tu rcc0gnizc and confess the presc 1 AlmMitv Father, and the turner equally in these triumphs and these sorrows. o ' 1 voir, therefore, belt known that I ilosct ajart TiiiKsnar, the sixth day jf August next to be observed tin a day for national thanksgiving, praise nnd prayer, and I invite the people or the United States to assemble on that occasion in their customary places of worship, Bnd in the form approved by their own conscience, render the Itomage due to the Divine Majesty for the wonderful things he lias done in the nation's behalf,and invoke the influence of His Holy Spirit, to subdue the anger which has produced and so long sustained a needless and cruel reWlion change the hearts of the insurgents ta to cruidc the counsels of the irovernmcnt with w;dnm ndwinat to k 1 national emer- , 17. , gency, and to visit with tender care and con- gency, and to visit with tender care and con solation throughout the length and breadth of our land, all those who, through the vicissi tudes of marches, voyages, and lattles and sieges, have been brought to suffer in mind, ,7 . . ,, . 1 1.1 u.1 body or estate, and finally to had the whole nation through roths of repentance and sub- minion t0 the divine will, back to the per- feet enjoyment of union and fraternal peace. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand nnd caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. I Done at the city of Washington this 15th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of independence of the United States of America the eighty-eighth. By the President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN. William H. Siwarp, Secretary of State. The arrival Wednesday inorn'g of Co. A of the 13th Reg't so much of the Company as went from this neighborhood was attended with a greeting on the part of the citirens of the place .alike in extent and enthusiasm with the one given to Co. C ot the 12th. on Wed- nesday last. The Fire Companies were out, j preceded by the Jericho Bind. Company C, 1 , " , ... r il utxler the command of Lieut. ing. formed . .,, . ,, , a military escort, with the Weslford Drum 1 ,, " . . , ... .. brought up the rear. The street were thronged with the citizens of the place, wale ami female, on foot, in carriages and on horse-lack, all hearty in welcoming and hon oring the men who hail served their country so well, and done honor to thenvolres and the State on the battle-field of (iettyshurgh. Assembled in the ark the returned sol diers were greeted with welcome and thanks on the mrt of their fellow citizens in a per tinent and eloquent speech from J. Sullivan Adams, Est). He referred in appropriate terns to the good service done by the C , .. . , " Jr? piny and especially to tod displayed in the recent battle. Their I enlistment at a time when, not drafted men, bat Tolmleers were asked for by the govern ment, their bravery and success ajun the field, their readiness when tbey had almost reached their homes to again turn hack and aid in crushing treason in New York city, their entire career as soldiers, proved that they were trae patriots and loyal men an honor to the State of Vermont, deserving of distinguished liooor from their fellow cit- izens. Air. A,!.im nlwi r!r in t.rm.nrth. i . . . ... , ,. ... I highest praise of the second Vermont brigade ' and sketched its career. Captain Lonergan in behalf of himself and men responded to ' the welitimi. til!, I mft rnniMnr f ,,,, .. . I IJtn.onits return. He spoke with pit ti-! c li -1.. , . ... I fiable pride of the achievements of his own , men. nn.l nf I5tl, Tt... I l i-ii i . ... . . wiiico nan in accorded the loth by other ; j ermout regiments was alludeii to as having been especially grateful to the soldiers arvl ! their orSccrs. The lttle of Gettvsbur-. - wlierc he had fought for and ld helped sc- cure a triumph for the flag w hose ins pira- . 1 tion cheered Inm on the field, lad nuuilvred I among the days on which it was fought, the , proudest day of hi, Hfe. Captain Lonergan JxmU .k . . p .i . . the s ua-css w hich won so much honor for the ; ttiv 1..U 111111 II. Ill 1111 lltmi. MMII Union causo and for Vermont. "Jiitiu- 1 ding he called for three cheers for Gen. G. J. Stannard, conim.indir of the second Ver mont brigade, which were given with a will. Cheers were also given for Captain Lonergan and for Company A. The morning was very fine, and the na tional flag streaming in the sunshine on all sides, with the stirring notes of Yankee Doodle and other jopular airs from the band and the drum corjis, added to the earnest good feeling of all present, and raido the occasion pass off in an unuscallv distant manner. Free SrEi.ni. Somo of the Copjicrhcad editors and stump orators arc just now solic itous in regard to the right or free speech. 1.- ... 1 - .1. .1 . 1 - 1 . . . c? r-,"L , !' r.tmni. i1'.3 lmCr'ani ,? " ! iy .MUCH liny uivlll 111c treason, to discourage enlii and his Confederacy. Under such circum- ' l-riTs oi-niy nicir aumiraiion lor Jen. llavts . SWm fellows treated the right of free speech when I.,... . :n i . i .... trationol Franklin Pierce sent an army to ii n-ioj me .uminis- Kansas to enforcen ' code of laws." as it co sent nn itmr f was facetiously called, that had been adopt ...... ' " cd by non-residents, acainst the wishes of the inhabitants, and by- means of the most , ,i i . li.i -. "j, uttu i n' uni persons nae not . ",c r,Sul lu uu,u "a in inis icmtory; or . .- . . n i :. ,.. J ' 1 - nui, puuiisu, -n.e. circuiaie, or causctobc introduced into this territory, written, printed, Published or circulated in this territory any S'"StS.JiZl tl,;. ,,,U ,sl, r-ll.tYZ r.t i ..":.L..i i s " . ..""! .wvuj , mvi iiuuifuui imprisonment at nanl Xcw York City being chairman, and Mr. P. - IandoIph of Ltica, Secretary. Retolu- TT ir IT B 10r ' f dpfind th dnti rtiTo i.itt . 1 1 ' 7uv,r V, lu,c "l',c, man m tlle present crisis and pledgcJ the entire colored Iiopulatiun to tbe cause of the nation Tl, s'jxf&b . . . . . emergency. Their services were not needed, however, as the entire proceedings were har monious and orderly. VERMONT ITEMS. Hon. J. S. Morrill was unanimously nom inated for member of Congress from the' 2nd districj, by the convention held at White River Junction on Tuesday. In Lamoille County the Union convention nominated the following ticket : J. A. C11ILH, Hvdcpark, Senator. slja.Et Pu jilev, Eden. f Jml s 1 TiiADnEts Hi-BELL,VoIcott, f " " ' C.C.CniDWKK,Vaui)iiSffs,Jud:eofPrvoate j P. K. Gleep, Morrisvillc, State s Attorney. Joiix B. SEAVER,Stowc, Sheriff. j Tki is Smith, Elmore, Jligh Baliff. I jury 0r jn,jUC(t decided that it was a case of The body was not accidental drowning. 1 identified. On July 7th. Mr. C. Hoag of Lincoln was nearly Kiucuoy a piL-ceo. 10.. uj... . . ... - r : n .. : r an anvil wucrc 11c aim nuumci .lc ... work, hitting him on the check bone, smash- ing it and prostrating him senseless to the floor, lie wus picked up for dead, but was restored, and it i" thought he may recover. Died, in Springfield, June 21, Biv. L. H. Hooker, of the vt. conference, formerly of Pcitchain, aged 3S jcars. ' A serious and unusual accident occurred ! at the funeral the 23th ult. The Iwrso at- I t . ,., ih hraru- nintainin? the corpse in I 1 -it. i.;n l,,.,..nM.. . """"'S - ""1 o j breaking both thills and running against the , team of Rev. R. W. Harlow, pushing his I Jmrj down, and sending b!in into the ditch, bruising hie leg badly ; his wagon was near- I jv UHJj up. T10 I.eart-c was run into a stone I : '""" m , . , , ., mn aDd upset. The ooffin being of bard 1 Wood did not break open. Both horses ran j w OT 50 anj wero then recovered. , . Tucs.lav afternoon, the 17th int., a j manwas dra,i un tl.c railroad track nearSwtinton Depot It appears that he came ... . . r ...... Unnimil ttr tun ltffnrp ami t. . worked baira day on the road ; his name or residence, or inancer of hn dth no one knew. , , , . . Wells Heath of Johnson, was foiling a 1 trees on Wednesday July 9. It came in con- 1 ..... tact with another tree, and slipping back , , , caught lus right leg, and caused a compound fracture belaw the knee. He loosened him- sclf ami crawled to the honse on band ami knees. The Brandon Monitor has ceased to exist and tho " Vermont Record" a publication devoted mainly to Vermonters, the institn- j tions and history of the State, .to., is now wuiif in it place. Personal. e rsatiro from a rcvent mita- Ut of the Yorktown, (va.) Cmhtr, that , Gen. Wistar has socceedcil Mat Gen. ivcjet in the command of Port Yorktown, Glouces ter Point and Fort Magrnder. (Jen. Wistar aptiear to have taken a good share of his staff from the 9th Vermont. Among the of ficers announecd on his Staff, we notice Lieut. Abel K. Iavenworth, 9th Vt. Vols., Act. Asst. Inp. General ; Lieut. Francis O. Sawyer, 9th Vt. Vols., A. A. Q. M. General; Capt. J. C. Brooks, 9th Vt., Provost Mar shal. A proclamation by Jeff. Davis appears in the Richmond Emuirtr, calling out, under j the Confederate conscription act, all white ' men between the ages of IS and 45, to serve j for three years, ander the nalty of being punished for desertion in case of disobeying the call. Tbey are offered the privilege of joining volunteer organizations before the enrollment. Yet some of the copperhead presses of the North, which railed at the and right ; -fhe liody Of a boy, supposed to 1 alwut I a brother, inrent or friend can do the draft- j rendered unconditionally on the Stb.andWr nccor the- twelve veareof age, was found on the 14th cd man. A smile at one who lias 'hit' i un- , troops marched in and took possession nn tv ol IIU band vrV..:H. F. ; f'Mrlnttn. A I "m . . 'I .' ' " L ci.,m. ...........j ... m .,,nii whisx- banners ciuicrcu no muc.i incv cinureu mc enure mmu Government a lew months ago for metfieien- ' ? ul fted oy Me demon , .. I of war, which this act of yours will inevita cy in carrying on the war-for allowing the by invite and call forth ; when our green Union armies to go unreplenished while the fields of haivest shall l trodden down hy the reUl authorities were filling up theirs hy muroVrous soldiery and tire carot wr swt "I"",, are now as tierce as ti-rers to have a stop pot to the draft, U'Cause, thev . ' say, there is no need of any wore soldiers. 1 drafted men who claim exemption on tlu- , , ,. ground of alienage : ClBCrtUt No. 58. Anv nenuifi rltimin? srmntiAn nn lb- (.mnn.1 ri..:C.riSZZ3.uJn"r". , 1. That he is an alien, ami setting forth the i government of whkh he claims to be a subject U.H" Th.l.',LIhL- Lm?Jn.AAn." -uciv .re u Ksiuat suict: iuiiiuis. 3- That he has never declared his intention to . me a.clt,'eIn ". the Lmted States, and has not exercised the ncht of suffract bv votinsr at 1 any election in any State. ,. 4- That he claims to be exempt from service en hLtntS ' f., L .l-i--:.ic -jl. iv.i.L 1. 1111.111 VI ll.C 1.1111111 .-l..ll.. .ll'l ll.T. "Z?fi "y S'V?l The affidavit to be I supported bv anv croof that the nartv mar nfTrr 11 uic iwjiu issausneu mat me party claimini ciruipinm is miij rniuieu mereio unuer tne act 01 1 ongrrss, iney win uiscnarge turn rrom draft; but ir not satisfied, they shall refer the case, with 1 the affidavit, through the Provost Marshal. f..r . decision by the Department of State, in the . V? .imVu-!P M,'S"l MtKS m th;': until the decision of the State Department be made. The certificate of IS. St.t. 1,. 1 shall in such case be considered evidence of the ' fact whether the Person is or is not ,hlc To I m,nt.TO.i... v n t- I .. .... . .. .. . . . .,..1.1 1 M 1 . James B. Frt. Provost Marshal GeneraL Ilebcl Joy Over the New Vork Itiot I From the Richmond Enquirer, July Is.) DECINMNG or CHAOS. Riot, murder and conflagration lave lw. gun in New York. It is a world's wonder 1 r - g ; c 111.11 tins 1 good work did not commence Ion a; anJ ,h" t outbreak may U th 0r"'"e cnc or tho inevitable rcvolutio. w''ich is to tear to pieces that most rot e old merinn Tn? d ,? 1 1 1 , . :- 1 1 .- :. : r- -r . " 1 niayhave litt.e or no effect on ' or no effect on IS"' "iV?? time. lit us "i "rs'T: "or internal revolution ; i , . frnal mm), , and even utter uiiu liui la ttrr ruin in m natmn '..r"ln ,m .a nation by no it lor tori'i -ri ,sm.inn ..t i means weakens i;.i, .,i..,: -- o--i-"v,""i"' i . " X Tu.i!r'7 " a nota.D,e. - Tl. - .1 . 7. . .. . V .L - nj toii- ouest ot I h t i-. i n f. 1 . . . mu uesivraie enprf-r nl th.ir i. - 3. "r": J 8- ""re iu- """""r a season. can at least now to the ur , . V "'X. . ,ht7 .Y'.C:: i' "ul " ,.: . . "use convui '"Rko (.ollice and the War Of .Itayarf Colle 'V' u' ' Jar, one-ba f fell in the scr- T, of 'heir country. Thirty haye fallen in battle or have diej tt wounds there rt-ceived ..! t. i i uu."u 'aere receivea, z&P? iimva iuui uaiL- uiitu in MTTirwni nis.t.. i,:i Good Words ron mi Hoi k. The Boston rost tnns fpeaitB umeiy anu kih -u.u. .in i :t, ;,.mnrTil and ex- (rn-ive as this, there is no reproach in being a conscript. There is a positive reproach in seeing a hale, hearty young man, willing to confess that he has not spirit enough to serve under the national banner. It is n burning shame to htnr mcb an one lwnst that he can not be made to go. In an old man broken in health and disposition it is excusable to want courage; but the lnartiil spirit liceomcs the young and iniddh-iigeil. It i wise in all who have been lawfully drafted to assume the virtue of martial pluck if they have it not. A kind, encouraging word from other may now lie of greit service. Eaipljvcrs. instead of encouraging their sulmlin.itc t wk 011 1 loonholeH of release, should encour 11 liid u lAjuov.fi iw. , age them to their military duty, nnd see that t'leirplacis arc kept open for them. An in discreet ban of 300 to pay for the exemp- tion) to a joung man who is only half inclin- . I ... ..... . 1 ...... ....... 1 w tlif worst Mrviee cu in rwj v., - ---- iory as those of the republic, now in the List days of the rebellion. The highest places of the army are open to the humblest privates 1 if only incrit point! them out for advance- ' mcnt. To discourage enlistments and toon I' 1 . nose the enrollment were crimes, nui n. is ! ,ow lnfinitcly raorc criniinai to discourage , from - hose who have been (trailed THE HHAIT, Addison County. Ferriseurc. Geo. B. Kimball, Archiliald Collins, Reu ln Wilkcns, Jas. Held, Julius S. Benedict John Sorclle, Timothy Barton,Jas. McDurfee -Midas Taggart, Wallace Porter, Alliert W. Conkett. Orange L Gage, Lewis B Newell, Jas Keesc, George Hazard, Hosier Hawkins, AdoljJius Forbut, James Mooney, Mahlon Kingman. SylvamHi Warner, Joseph Cage, Robert W Haiard. John Tag; Field. Warren J Barnes-, J Barnes. Oliver AmU, , Harvey Martin, George G Robinson. jtoNKTON. Oscar Linquct, James Bonghton, Jonas Fuller, I.CW1S S Collins, Burl S S Lawrence, " a UI ins, J.uel a s lawrenee, LevvH L Collins, Sanford Tracey. Edward 1Meau Jottl,h Bhnchett, Chl Hire, Joscih Bhnchett, Charleu Hire, David B Collins, Thoroa" Elliot, James Dem- ing, Charles Ferguson, Byron Iwrtnee, William P Meader, Josepli Carter, Edwin Hill, Charles Picknell, Slon A Spuoner, ' James Sherord, Frank B Parteh isa ic j ""FS"' ! Thomas Dillon. STARKE BOKO. - Chester Tucker, Roy F Uvernvure, Dorwin , w .. 1 John Dwire, M1I0 Smith, Edwin Washnwrn, Roval Smith, George Green, Thus P Ossey, John Ori, Charles Johrjn, Seth T Hill, , J0ba O'Connor. John Sheldon. Bvron Tuck- 1 er, Joel Alger, Justin Hill, Wallace Hill, 1 Tf . t .- 1, TM ci: .V... ( iienry ..1 email, i.arren 1 mim,, ii Norton, Wm Jackson, Hiram L Russell, r,,i FM, afn v-Rrown. Holli. T.vlor. . Bentimin Y Dlison, Edwin Moody, Daniel Orris. BRISTOL. Henry Hodgman, Joshua Rockwell, ' verett Ames, Carlos C Abbott, Samuel E Fosbv, Andrew Brown, Curtis II Rathhone, ' Danfel Hodgman, Cephas Kendall, Warner T Drake, Ralph G Farr, Wm R Daniels, j Geo II Wallace, Wm Shady 2d. Geo Q Day. Velson Croiier, Norman "Roekwood, LjjI Irish, John Uur, Wm Oleutt, Silas Cro- 1 zicr, Timothy Butler, Charles li.irtlc.tl, Joseph II White, Alvin Coats Truman Rock well. 1 LINCOLN. , Albert Mcailcr, Morton Sherman, Danid . IJaltner, Chas E Chandler, Geo Atkins, Ivi 1 N Downing, Nathan Page, Iennion John- 1 son, Hiram Atkins, Joseph Jacknwn, Simon I Danforth.Ebcr ItTracv, Wm II Green, James 1 V Page. Cornelius E Itri-tcl, George Host- 1 wick, Warner Elliott, Orange Stokes, Oliver I Frank. Nelson Perrington, Benedict Wind- ham, Geo W Barney, Corydon Frank, Alfred , Atkins. Henry Gennings. Moses F ftove, Wm W Brooks, Nathan II Varney. Albert C DutUin, Chas E Barton. James M Morrill, 1 James M Frank. ! A. H. Stepuens a Promilt. It is well known that the present Vice President of the 1 Confederacy made a speech strangle opposed 1 j ww,ioi. n ; Georgia Convention or 1 January, lebl. The following extract will show how clearly he perceived the iniquity anu loresaw ine results oi ine measure : "That this step once taken could mver lie recalled, and all the baleful and withering i consequences that mutt follow (as thev would see) will rest on the convention for ail com- j time. v hen wc ami our posterity shall i - i - , .. . . .... laid in ashes ; sll the horrors and desolation of war upon us : who but thi convention ; will I held responsible for it ? and w no but i him who shall have given his vote for this unwise and ill-timed measure (as 1 honestly i think and believe) shall 1 held to strict ac- ' count fijr this suicidal act by the present generation, and probably cursed and cxecrj- . ted by posterity for all coming time for the , wide desolating ruin that will inevitably foj- ' .t? - i ! SOW tblS SCt VOU HOW rronose to lTI4tratl I lsn. 1 n,r,, !:. c... ' moment what reason- von will gin- that wiil evin satisfy vourscltrs' in calmer moments . Twtot l?n .r Wlw suuerers in me calamity that it will bun" upon us. Wlmt reasons can von ive tu thn i nations of the earth to iastify it? Tbey ;n i 1. t .1-1:1 r.. ' j , ..- --.m urm-era.c juoges in tnc ran : in" w whieTto'Ii Tn X$? tt 0ll assailed ? What ntprnt.if lk.v.,lh . . -' ......... as been invaded? What justice hasbcende - nied '. And what claim luunded in iiislien nvn wimaciu .- tan eitnerol m-uay name one governmental act of wrong, iieliijeratelv and purposely done by the government of" Washington, oi' which the South has 11 right to complain ? 1 challene the answer e Now, for you to attempt to overthrow ,,., , ""'r' 10 ovcrtnrow JULh ?. S."nncnt as this, under which wo 1 . . .,nore "lan lartcrs of tury,in which we have gained our wealth, our stamlinras a nat nn. inirHnmni . .r...- ..... . 1 , -.. i.tvti while the elements ofjcril ale around us, , nun peace ana tranquility, accouipnaied I with unboundevl prosperity afid rights unas- saueu, is me neignt ot madness, folly inl j wickedness, to which I can neither lend my sanction nor my vote." vtaiocs rcyi-TiAX KEUrs. the .Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. recently founded by the l'ajlia, is a commodious house, overlook- ing the Nile. It has been placed under the Ccriocs EcrniAS Relics. The Museum placed under the curatorship of M. JIariettc, who first visited "sjrv" uv me Ljuvre. xue r.gyjii in me service 01 the Louvre. The 1 Great.rcatlire ' ,Ilc collection is the recent 2.T V - in ground unmarked at an tomb Tb. 1 .ndked a tomhXl ' mummies upon which thev w,r. . -.1 ..r.l. V t 1 - ' . uuiii. ui-m miicu incv were Placed nass cl into the handsofthe Pasha of Kerch who was induced to part with them to the v;... V 1 ri u . - j i . . . i thi pped j - -""uu iiicy were unwraprcd. an? .moro ,nn twenty-Bve pounds weifit of -lJ"- an, as win as oi great intrinsic value om-' r- . . e ... mzii. i uiuc , 1 1 . . . - - oi tnem isvery remarkab e.havin-.thr.l hawk fur its central ornament holdin- the emblem of eternal life ; iU suifa UI,,n. I' orcJ. in. enamels. . ' P1""" 01 501?. huntin: scene em- proprutely decorated, alter the stylo of the tombs at Bern Hassan, and the whole mngement honorable to the Viceroy and bis ' curator. - - The publication cf tho letter of our cor- , respondent and nsociate."G' whiM. r...,, us, nn' cxiraoruinarv wnrbr jcttX s rr vs ' by a press of other matter 15 our columns . bat wllj found, probafe.-'a har. 1 I v - 'III '"e . r .11 - 1 tr , all interest for our readers.. ' Th N'l.NTU VlRHOXt RECrXENt, which tt. erntly. was stationed at West Point, Va have now returned to Yorktown, Va., v,terc they arc garrisoning a fort, in place of s,JISt nine-months men, whose time of service ha,i expired. They were expecting torenjB there for some time. iVcivs ol lhc War. A Ciiro dispatch dated the i5th, givu following tb. j An arrival from Mcksburg, Saturday eTf. , ning, brings an officer of Gen. Grant's ltl bearer of despatches to the government. I Tho npwn Id tmrmrMnf IV... T I., i , ---- --- -- . ""uusonsor 7000 men, 35 field pieces and 1 of about and about 10.000 stand of small ar. b ir ' j have Ma j. Gen. Gardner, Brig-fnn,! d and Cots. Steman. Mills, Nnith , ' ma. or two others, names unknown .11 laiesi nccounix rnennan was tin , pursuit of Johnston, hut that -n iursuit of Johnston, but ind kept out of Lis way. I .li-rr' ! h: Heapq, carters Dr"t or the SorrM ) In the field, Morris Island. July 12th. ( I have the honor to report that ai" 5 .cluck on the morning of the 10th inst . I made an attack upon the enemy s f irtined pnition --n the south end of Morri Island, and atnr i engagement uf three h iurs an ! a quarter captured all hit stronghnhls on it at put ' the island, and poshed forward niv ii.f.r---to w ithin 600 yards of Fort Wa'm r K now nold all the island except af.nt.,r.. tv,. on the north end. which imludr r rt U ner and a battery on Camming "s P .! .J"'" 15 " . r ,,n'"n The aiu-auTtinc column was saUantl-, L 1 J,y ling. o. Strong. It bnuVl in'-raa!) 1 boats under cover of our batteries in F ;;, 1 Island, and four Monitors under .Wit isahlgrm. WI111-I1 r.tereu ihe niuiii i tanni abreast of Morrw Isrsnd soon afti r urU:- 1 tcries ojtneil. TheMonitorseontinutdth.ir fire during lhc day, mostly spiin.t F..rt j Wagtcr. On the morning of the Ilth t '.nvl.rrak an MM-mpi was mnoe 10 carry rori nnr by assault. The mrarpt was ninwl !wit thr supportx n billed under the fire to w hk h tb were cxpierd and could not ht got up. Our losses in both actions are about I.V1 kiihil won ndeil and in issing. We have tn ken Irn pieces of ordnance and a Utsse nmntilv . r camp equipage. The em wy's Ion iimn .t fall short of5w. tf. A. GILJIORE. Br!-. ... A special to the Baltimore Aiueri.nn ; Berlin the 10th, savs . The Army of thr I . tuinae is in this vicinity. How long it mnv remain i- known to Gen Meade. It i 1 ahh that sonic davs will spent in penning Men and horses, both of wh. ru scilered from long and fatiguing mar' -ami from the heat or the weather. i position is one which gives the armv t' e vantage of the IViltiraore ami Ohio railr! The proximity of the river is of great advan tage. Lee is said to be jmshing s rat.i IN a x-siMc to Culpepper, ami will ! jpiIt stop until beyond the liappahannm k. T' tII in cros'ing the river laomentarilv es Iicted an attoik which they confess would lie disastrous to them. The officers and rum regardeil their position as desperate, and ma ny of the latter expressed the desire that "ur forces would attack them, so that they an;ht be taken. On Monday the rclls had n,. more than 4U.0U0 or 511,000 this side. ani bad tbey lcen attacked would not ! vm raade a vrrv serious defense. ! and his suff forded" the river at 3.3U P. M.. Jlorsiav. Stuart with his cavalry followed about t'j liours later. A Washington dispatch of the 16th savs Tho cavalry ami artillery was ordered t" days since by Gen. Ileinulewan to make a reconnoi-sanee through the Shenandoah val ley which returned Wednesday evening They found very few rebels in the valley. It was discovered "that Ashhy's Gap was held by lietween 300 ami 400 "rebel-', who were charged awl driven out. A Washington despatch of the 17th, states that it is not ascertained that any directions to sosjend the draft beyond the period whin order shall be restored "in New York have proceeded from authorities there. The steamer Fulton, from Pott Roval IMh. arrived at New York Saturday. Gen. iil more had commenced mining Fort Wagmr The siege was favorably progressing. Gen. Foster had taken ull'the fortificati -. on James Island as tar as Secessionvillr On Fridnv the rebel General Fitzhugh L and Capt. Winder were removed to Form Monroe, and placed in a casemate under guard, and notice was sent to the re!-l i crmwnt that if they executed Capts. Sawvi r and Fly nn, wboza they have m close confmr ment and under sentence at Richmond, that lien. Lee and Capt. Winder will U- rxn".: ed in retaliation. Maj Gen. Foster takes cHumand of tin department of Virginis at Fortrcs Moan in place of Gen. Dix who has iptte to New Y'ork to relieve Gen. Wool. Tiie Richmond Jntuirer says . -The of Yukshurg, the retreat of Bragg, the fall the re pulse of Lev and the advance on Charleston are all seriuus dtasUm the most serious that have attended our arms since the begie- 1 "ing of the war." 1 : MnV raid into Ohio is near its end. ,Ie is "P9 as tcrmaod in about 20 auks ' ' - " 1 " "'"I'""u. I Firioe was heard Friday Morain? about 20 miles from 1'ortlin.l M a-nfluM maA cnrred. nut the lew i.ii. thieV nothing. eouM tie seen Provost Marshal General Fry, has issued circiihvr as follows : W.isui8T0.v, July 17. The operations of tho draft lately com menced in New England and the middle stilts in most instances comfleted or now in pro- WUboU' rP"'". " cases ucen iciiiporaniy inierrunteu. iw 1 v"s' Marshals arc informed that no orders . . ., ... 1 uU...iUuuiii;; wr -vdvuate force lias liccn ordered by the liov- I "lu" '"' 'c jiiuvt.tu."- haTC Ucn lnt"Ptc1- l'rovost Manasls Wl" he sustained by the military forces of the counter in enforcing this draft in aceord- 1 ,1... l ,.r.i... i-:i c.niu mwA t w'" preced to execute the orders heretofore . . 1 1- . 1.11 . 1. 1 ii n u 1 .in u 111111. 11111. . E P d' given tor tbe Unit as rapidly as snail "r practicable hy aid of the miirtarv forces - dered to co-operate with and, protect them. ' J-S. B. FRY, itov. .viarsnal uenerai. 18 h rlWti? rZrts Intelligence from Fortress Jlonne tu the lied are .. ti i? l,,c P Admiral lec ls aiue- 'f'. '. .rur-v 8 Ietter known a" ton ltlC rCSUlt IS UDltDUWtl V rttr fcf.,tM tVii tb. tAx Is irobWcu up an insigni6cant garrison left in Fort tan by Admiral Lee and decamped. one of our dispatch boat' cam down. ue rtlels opened with field artillery, ine tue was returned and the rebel' withdrew tr-eir guns. v . Richmond paicr of the 14tb icports the nils landing in tviosiderable forte at r-t.n.!, Brandon on the James River, doubtless, it 1 to i id o.he Wehlon nd Pe- tersburg ru.d. Brandon is 50 miles from lVtersburc. r- I.. ! ilitK Koseerans, advance was reported to ar-li. p n.. .nti rrmrt tlit BraK , endeavoring to make a junction with jonnstor,t ond that desertions from his arm were numerous. rba JlciJun Clarion says every thing in .TrVenn A!is. is in the wildest state of ex- are living in every ui"