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S. HOWARD, EDITOR.
Hru Park, Tbnrwiar, p-c-mber is, 186.
Cou Sawtkr rnuTWBD. We learn
and we have faith to believe that he will
goon show that he is not out of placo in
his present position. - 1 "
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I'm Holidavs. There is to be a ball
at the American House in this place on
the 31st inst, and one at Wolcott on the
25th. ' '''"'' '
At Craftsbury, on the 25th, at J o'clock
P. M. there is to be a Masonic Levee, at
Which Rev. Eli Ballou is to deliver an ad
s: g The thermometer on Monday was
up to nearly 50 degrees above zero all day.
This was quite a change from Tuesday,
the 9th, when it showed about 20 below.
Among the names of the wounded
iu the Vermont brigade, at Fiedcricks
burgh, we find that of G. W. Doty, of
the 2nd Regiment.
Comforts by Mail Mr. Dutton, our
Post Master, informs us that the friends
of the soldiers iu Mbrristowu and Wolcott
have recently sent several pairs of boots
through the mail to their friends in the
army. It is no uncommon thing to send
such things as tobacco, shirts, socks,
drawers, tea, &c. The articles go by
weight, at one cent per ounce, which is
much cheaper for small light , articles
tban by Exprcss.t . The postage on a
pair of thick boots is about GO cents.
'"CTThc 13th Annual Meeting of the
Vermont, Teachers' 'Association will be
held in. Rutland on tho 7th of January
text. The hospitalities of rhe village will
be extended to all attending.
jg- We learn that Lieut C. R. Loveland
arrived in town last evening,' '
3, -Money Lost. -On Thursday the ilth
inst. 1'eter Glougie, of Johnson, who had
been in company with J. R. Fowler iu
the shoo-roaking business, but had re
cently sold out, and had, as he says
in his wallet $106, had, the misfortune
to loso it, from his pocket. : A few day?
after,, wo learn, he found the wallet
minus the money. .He ; thinks he lost
it somewhere between Hoyt and . Wood
bury's grist mill and " Johnson PloU'
Some one, more avaricious than wise,
has doubtless appropriated the money,
and about this time feels wonder
fully relieved in his finances, though he
muut feel awfully oppressed iu conscience.
,. j A Backward.
i ' Burnside's army is again on the north
fide of the Rappahannock. . It recroised
JUonday night, silently and safely, dur
ing the storm. There is no possibility of
misunderstanding this movement and we
'.hope there will be no attempt to cover it
np by any senseless palaver about strate
gy. The army was badly defeated iu the
great battle of Saturday, and in its weak
ened condition, with . a , powerful enemy
entrenched in front and a river in i its
.Tear, its position was not a safe one. De
feat in such a position would have been
destruction. 1 Several bold attempts were
made in the battle of Saturday to uarry
'the rebel eutrenchments by assault, but
our men were repulsed with great slaugh
ter.;, Gen.' Buruside doubtless became
convinced that we could not drive the en
eray from their positions except by such
a sacrifice of our troops as could not safe
ly be risked. He did right, therefore, to
'take counsel of discretion,', and transfer
his'array to secure ground. . ! The march to
Richmond has thus encountered uuexpect
ea resistance at me start and tne Hopes
-of the people arc again sadly disappoint-
d.'nr.i )&' him M-i-SDH Uif.H i :uUri -j,t-'f
t4 But the army is neither destroyed nor
i demoralized, and unless the reported move
.'mentis of our forces towards .Richmond
on the south side have been paltry tricks
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U mislead the enemy, the rebels will soon
from the jUoutpelicr papers oi Saturday. 0f this country to that But there i Bo Accordingly the 7th Michigan and 18t.li ' Major pen. Sedgwick has been assign- tell you now mcy are uu.i. . .v
that Col Sawyer is again in command of occasion for taking a dismal view of af- Massachusetts, two small regiments, num.' cd to the command of the 9th army corps, feet long and twenty feet wide, which
his regiment. He is a live colonel yet, r - V hiv mpii means nnJ ahim. hfrini in ill nbout 400 men were select- late Burnsitle's and will ioiu the array on makes room for a whole company. We
be obliged to divide their forces in order dcrs and in the face of a severe fire laid ed from Harper's Fetry with a conHidera- off, and he died in the course of the eve
ito dofend their 'capitol.-. Wether Burusido the bridge near. the railroad crossed it, ble force, and was between Strasburg and ning., Toward, the middle of the aftor-
will repeat his attempt at Fredericksburg, , and joined the 7th ; Michigan in .the city. . Manssas on f riday evening;. ( Qol. Wy nil- Doon the firing alotig the lines of the left "
"- u . nuvtu- ....6 wv mv., -wv... y"-" vv. rV grauo amsioo grew weaker and gradually
er this dtifeat will -be the signal for win-i ard's of Surouer'n divisiooan(VGco. ew-rowly escaped capture on Friday 'while gottlod into a comparative lull. Shortly " ono 0
ter Quarters on . the Bappahannock. re- ton's of Franklin's division, being the on- sooutinir. with a few men between Fairfax tAa'
Af mnl Vi w w,if.g ,i , Yi a Jn mtkm rm m. k ...1. - 1,. hrtni, muoaii ii unnonf. f.nn 1 1 ham AT thn 1 ai nj.nr .Ta.uo abv. .v mam ..' 4 ' 1 k '
'iainto besoen. nv;'"iiiii j; tfiio(i J ly forces that had J crossed , to tho other , and. Warrcnton. , Oue of his men was ta- "extreme left was again renewed with In-
.tuihero is no do
nying-the -unpIs.sont:sids.,,, J lI t , ,,;,,(, a ., .,,rt
fact that wo are badly defeated and settu otHsaucoopux.,,;, ,j( (iti
. lunV iU ...Ini i
tiuairi DOBtnoncd;-i;j. Wo must look now to
isuri ftdyanemg. krmies-' iti the. West for
rgreat and iroiasdiateachlcveraentstoavert.
um w 1 m i o htiii i-i
popular despondency and a tendencj to
seek race on dishonorable terms. Hap-':
pily for the future welfare of the country,
the rebels are disposed to listen to no con
! flitious but the independence of the con-
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reneracv. ana it win lase a groat hidt
cru9h(ng Jefeats to bring the loyal people
,jant tjme for a vigorous and successful
winter campaign in Virginia yet
Sprivgjteld Republicani - -
' Narrow Escape. A friend
the following, from Stowe
taat Saturdav nicht. while the dauh'.
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ter of L B. Smith, a young lady of about
IS Trf wiifi s.tiiiiiT hv iha frahM rpmi-
y . w-' ,: v w
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ing. witn an miant in ner lap, some one!
lighted a match for the purpose of light- j
, ing a fluid lamp to go into -another part
of the house. After lighting the lamp, : neniud trio piles ot plunKing clcstiuea tor ; The tollowing is the Tribune corrcspon-; "eucn, vuc ua d.uto w uD .w.v
the lighted match was thrown on thefloor ' the covering oftho bridge, behind rocks, dent's account of the part taken by Frank- the inside of the building. We set them
or rather ou the back part of the young 'j&o.. In this situation they acted some Iiu's Division, in which is the 1st Ver- up in this way all round, except loaving
lady's dress. The clothes took fire, and i fifteen or twenty minuteb as sharpshooters, niont Brigade : i P-aces for the doors, of which we have one
were 'soon in flames as high as her shoul
ders. At that moment, the father hap
pened to come in, and seeing his child's
clothes on fire sprang to her relief. She
had not discovered her perilous situation
until her father opened tho door. Mr.
Smith, after exercising the gicatest ener
gy, assisted by his wife, managed to ex
tinguish the flames ; not, however until
her clothes were pretty much burned off,
and quite severely burning Mr. Smith's
hands. Had it not been for ' the hoop
skirt and a flannel under garment, she
must have suffered most seriously ; but
as it was, she escaped with but little in
jury to her person.
I think that this should bo a warning
to all who allow themselves to throw down
lighted matches, as I well aware, is a
general practice. To thofe who practice
this, I would say please picture to your
selves the scene that would have been en
acted at Mr. Smith's house had he not, at
that moment, happened to step in ,to the
rescue of his child. , ,
" The Saturday Evening Post , for
1863, among its many - other attractions,
has for its contributors, Mrs. Ellen Wood,
author of the "Earl's Heirs," "East Lyn
ne," "The Channings Marion Ilarland.
author of "Alone," "The Hidden rath,"
"Miriam," &c; Ed round Kirke. author of
"Among the Pines;" and Virginia F.
Townshcnd, whose domestio sketches are
so much admired. The Post is an inter
esting paper, and will be so the coming
year. Terms, one copy, $2 j two copies,
$3 ; eight copies, $12. &c. A Wheeler
& Wilson sewing machine is offered as a
premium to any one sending thirty sub
scribers and $G0. . Deacon & Peterson,
319 Walnut st, Philadelphia.
The Campaign In Virginia.
The pontoon boats were launched upon
the Rappahannock opposite ' Fredericks
burg, at 4 1-2 o'clock on Tuesday morn
ing. The bridges were nearly completed
when a galling fire from several hundred
of the enemy's sharpshooters was opened
upon the men at' work. Twenty of our
men were wounded at the first fire, among
them Capt. Br&inard of the 60th New
York. At the second fire Capt Perkins
of the same regiment was killed, and
Cnpt. M. Donuld severely wounded. The
bridge was then abandoned for the time.
Our butteries then opened and kept up
their fire till noon. From 12 to 3 there
was a cessation of firing, when our butter
ies again opened on that part of the city
nearest the river. Gen, Sriraner's grand
division was drawn up in battle line,
waiting to cross. Gen." Howard had the
division, formerly Sedgwick's in advance
the post of honor and danger -Gen.
Banks' old brigade under Col." Halt, in
in front. . The 19th and 20th Massachu
setts and the . 7th Michigan marched to
tne onnitoiuie river to support tno
iginecr corps." The 7th Michigan," erossed
in .boats, under a heavy ' fire,' effected a
lauding, drove out the riflemen, killed
and wounded 15 and ,took 60 prisoners.
A drummer boy of the 7th ' Michigan)' 10
years old, was in the first boat that cross -
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ed. lhe 8ah Pennsylvania without or -
A iiAttia aiMAnnt A tha m-naaino la S von
by a eon-eewndent of the Tribune . . ',, .
ij During the thickest of the. bombard -
merit afresh attempt had been, made to;
pommem nt nruitre. laueu, nn ct-
ideotly pothing could bo done till a party
oould be thrown over to clean out the
rebels and cover the bridge head. For
this mission Gen. Burnsido called for vol-
unteers, and Col Hall of Fort Sumptcr
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iamo. immcuiaiciv reapunueu iuui nu uuu
brigade that Would do the business,
ed for tho purpose, The plan was that
they should take the pontoon boats of the
bridge.of which there wero ten lying
on the bank pf the river, waiting to be
,l(le(r to tho half finished bridffo. cross
over in them, and landinir. drive out the
"rebels. ' Nothine could be more adraira-
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ble or more gallant than the execution of
thift fnvmf tfiflfc. KiiRhiner down the
steep oanKS or me river, tne pany iounu
temporary' shelter behind the poutoon -
boats lying scattered on the bank, and
they and the rebels observing each other. The extreme left of Franklin's division
In the meantime new and vigorous artil- extended miles below Fredericksburg
lcry firing was commenced on our part, and his right was two miles below the
and just as soon as this was fairly devel- town, his line being a mile long. Tho
oped, the 7th Michigan rose from their first fire was made by the skirmishers of
crouching places, rushed for the pontoon .'the 13th Massachusetts in our front:;
boats, and nushincr them into the water. Thw had mnvcA Pimtinnslv in arlranee of
rapidly filled them with twenty-five or j
thirty each. The firsfc boat pushed off.
Now if ever, is the rebels opportunity.
Crack ! crack 1 crack ! from fifty lurking 1
places go rebel rifles at the gallant fellows,
who, Btooping low in the boat, seek to
avoid the fire. " The murderous work was
well done. Lustily, however, pull the
oorsmen, and presently, having passed j
the middle of the stream, the boat and
its gallant freight come under cover of
the opposite bluffs..
Another and another boat follows. Now
is their opportunity. Nothing could be
more amusing, in its way, than the re
sult. Instantly they see a new turn of af
fairs. The reuels pep up by tho hundred,
like so many rats, from every cellar, rifle
pit and stone wall, and scamper off up
the streets of tho town. With all their
flectness, however, many of them were
much too slow. With incredible rapidity
the Michigan and Massachusetts boys
swept up the hill, making a rush for the
lurking places occupied by the rebels, and
gaining them, each man captured his two
or three prisoners. The pontoon boats on
their return trip took over more than a
hundred of these fellows.
Yon can imigino with what intense in
terest the crossing of the first boat-load of
our men was watched by the numerous
spectators on the shore, and with what en
thusiastic shouts their landing on the op
posite side was greeted. It was an au
thentic piece of human heroism, which
moves men as nothing else can. The
problem was solved. This flash of brav
ery had done what scores of batteries and
ions of metal had failed to accomplish.
Gen. Burnsido seems to have outwitted
the rebel commanders. By sending some
troops ani trains of empty wagons down
the river towards Port Royal, he . made
tho rebels suppose that he meant to cross
at that point Tho wagons came back by
a different road, but large forces of the
rebels remained on tho watch at Port
Royal. Jackson's division is believed to
have been there.
On Friday morning, Hampton's rebel
cavalry captured Dumfries, a town about
half way from Washington to Fredericks-.!
burg. : Ihey cut the telegraph wires, car
ried off the operators, and paroled a num
ber of officers who happened to be in the
place. , Later in the day, Gen. Stcinwehr,
in command of Gen. Sigel's advance, at
tacked the rebels aud a fight ensued. In
conseijuencc of this oecureuce, there was ,
no telegraphic) communication with Gen. !
uurnsiue during mo day. ana mere wero
current rumors that our forces had suffer-
en-'eaa repuise. ; .ine wires naye since Dceo.ot our iiuo, used as a .Held hospital dur-
restored. . , ,t , , , , , , ( . ..
. Gen. S'gel is reported to bo moving
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wwarus uoroensvuio, aud to ue in. lull
communication with Gen. Burnsido. This
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movement protects Burnside s right flaiik
: and prevents any rebel flank movement on
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, our right ;, Gen. .Slocum has also advanc -
in. , H:is wtimaM. that an. .important
. k 1 ' 1 'u -'''(.; am -i
operative' movement has .commenced;
fMm S.1V t.,a .lit mU.k .,..nV .A'
to what nurnose remains to be sceu. " "
J Upon recoiving the news that our, troops
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had ooenpted Fredericksburg,' tho prcsi-
, nt is said to nave remarKod : " i he re-
bellion is now virtually at an end," tnd
to have added a prophesy that Richmond
would be in possession of the Union
troops before the 1st of January.
There was a rumor at Washington on
P it.l n. 1 ' 1r a V. .1 1 ! t h
i rmuv iuui wcu. ujhm ''""-' "
his division at Norfolk.
Monday or Tuesday..
ft' Battle Frcdeickibnrg. !
The battle at Frederieksburtr on Satur-
dav was severs, but indecisive. Our
troons made several attempts to drive the
rebels from their entrenchments unou tie
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first line of hills in the rear of the city,
hnf. woro rnniilaPfi with irrmt Irtflfl. nrnhuh-
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ly much larger man mat or tne enemy,
s they held strong positions and were
well protected. I
our lines for half a mile, wheu discover-
ing the enemy's pickets they fired upon
them. Cannonading soon commenced in
earnest The hazy atmosphere of the car
ly part of the day having cleared away
So as to give to each of the contending
parties a view of the position taken by
the other, Hall's battery, the 2d Maine,
discovering a battery of the enemy in
close proximity and opened a rapid and
vigorous fnc upon it. In a few moments
the artillery fire extended along the entire
lino. Tho L'd U. S. artilcry, Capt. Ran
son ; Cooper's battery of Pennsylvania re
serves, ana others, made ana received a
severe attack. The skirmishing was kept
up as our lines advanced, and tho posi
tion of the enemy in the woods was al
most reached. Scattering musketry fire
continued from the first advance, about
9 o'clock, till noon, with occasional lulls.
The cannonading was heavy and severe.
Now came the most successful and de
termined effort on this part of tho line
Tho attack was made from the point of
intersection of tho angle formed by our
lines. This point was nearest to the
woods, and the enemy's shells were full
in, thickly about it. Gibbon's division
and the Pennsylvania reserves advanced
boldly towards the works of the enemy.
They pushed determinedly through the
brushwood and bushes on to a grove of
cedars, and through these up the hills
towards tho breastworks of the enemy.
The works were carried, many prisoners
captured, and the crest of the hill gain
ed, not however, without a heavy loss.
Gen. Gibbons fell wounded in the arm,
while leading his command to the attack.
The works of the enemy at this point
were gained but not held.
The enemy, unfortunately, possessed
the streugth to concentrate overwhelming
numbers of fresh troops upon the threat
ened point, and for all the valor of those
who survived, and all the Hacrifices of
those who fell, the position had to be
abandoued.'and our troops were compelled
to fall back to tho plain. ' They had pen
etrated beyond the railroad and the Bowl
ing Green turnpike, i through tho woods
and across the outer work ot the enemy i
'oss the outer worn ot the enemy i --
top of the hill, and were then!11"5 "btantial. token of their continued
back to this side of tho railroad,'; ftnJ together with very many
wker thev maintained their stand in ad-
vance of that they had originally occupied.
' During three successive advances and
checks along the center and left grand di-
vision, uninterrupted shelling was kept
up by the rebel butteries upon the bodies
of troops at dittercnt points or tho plain,
At a largo stone mansion near the center
ing the day, an incessant fire was direct-
ed. . . ' ' ' ' " '
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Near this buildinr? Gen. Bavard fonnd.
n nntimnlv death' "A atrnntr him
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".i,;in ':'tini' ti.fn '
'wr1a of rw Pmn'tii,. in v,' i- -!fi,
' ,r ". ,". " vuv, " ',lM
out exploding,. His leg was , nearly torn
mvut4 tiiot. .and kept' ud UU'siter dark.
At 5. 1-2 o'clock, it gradually died away."
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(gjr. D. W.'Itatlcton of Cavendish has
been appointed on the board' of examining
surgeons for Uio state or Vermont.
FROM TUB 11TI1 REGIMENT. ,
Tie following is an estract from a let
ter of A. W, Howard. brother of ours,
who is a member of Capt Bice's" compa
ny. The letter is dated Dec 6 th s
We have been building ua some snug
barracks to Kve in this winter, and 1 must
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first dig a trench or ditch around where
the outside of the building is to be. The
ditch is about fifteen inches wide and two
feet deep. 'c then go to the woods and
cut sticks of timber ten or twelve teet long, I
and from ten to eighteen inches in diame-
ter, split them open as near the middle as
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possioic, ana get some ie.nu0 w ua wu
W cuwv. iuwi nctantum
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flat mi An nt thl, Qtl.Va h UtA'
them true and straight, and also straight -
cn tne eages. vye men set in era into u.e
m each end, the timbers are kept in their
places at first by tamping the dirt around
each side at the bottom. We then put
up a rough staging on each side of the
timbers, and with a cross-cut saw we cut
of the tops evenly, having a board nailed
on to saw by. We then hew Out some
square. sticks of timber and pin them on
tho top all round, and also put two or
vn.ee uU,,8uc.llBa .,nuu,
from spreading, then we put on the raf-
ii i '. .. .. i. :,i.i1a tr, it
icrs anci cover re wun uoarus, iue uuarua
running up and down. The boards are
furnished by the government. We have
three windows on each side of the build
For sleeping arrangements we build
bunks next to tho wall, running length
wise of the room, each bunk wide enough
to accommodate two ' persons and one
above tho other, three tiers high.
Wo are to have three large box stoves
in the building, which I thiuk will make
us very comfortable. But I forgot to tell
you that the cracks between tho timbers
are stuffed with moss, and then plastered
with mortar. Tho building is also bunked
two feet high with earth, all around the
Written for the Newsderler.
A Fraternal Yialt.
The late and lamented Robertson, the
gifted and eloquent minister of the Church
ufEoglaud, has said that " all true re
finement comes of christian love."
Very often ministers of tho gospel are
made to feel the force of this wise remark.
The writer and his family were made to
appreciate it last Thursday . night, Deo.
1 1th, when the people of Jefferson ville
and vicinity made their ' minister their
yearly visit. The Rolid worth and pros
perity of the men, and the christian cour
tesy and intelligence of their families uni
ted with a just appreciation of their social
and religious pnvilegcs rendered the oc
casion one of great interest and pleasure
to all. ...
There were cordial greetings, pleasant
conversation, and cheering music. But
there were sorrowful mcuiraories of the
past year. : There were silent voices, va
cant places, and beloved ones gone, who
were with us. one year ago. But our
present sacrifices and sufferings were po
ken of, as pointing ns all forward to tho
bright world of light, and its blessed re
A our itnnA noor.1.. drmnkl. thi.r Uft
. e r- r - i ---v - .
with im oiift hnmlrd ilnllftm in mntirr. m:lP Some slept, and Some did not,-I
yam, V" . mbow economy.
. a . tes.imoniJs. X aficction and
'true christian refinement
I. the subscriber, would state. I was nn -
justly confined in Hyde Park Prison, tor
tho terra of five weeks and one day. I
' would say . duriug my time in prison, 1
was treated as a gentleman should bo in
every resp-ct (as far as a prisoner could
be,) any person-who has the good luck to
Kct under Mr. Earle's charee w 11 not
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have anv reason to eonmlftiu of hia trent-
ntnt Mm . thanta tn hia 1i1v for
kindtiAaa. Jahm Mapita.m
.Watervillc, Dec. 1 2th, 1862.
O- The leirislature of Vermont atna
ave won itself much credit by its re -
cent session. iThe papers speak of it as
most ..Industrious, orderly,
need bodies of men ever as-
the state.'r. v,The revision of
. . f h n ffnft au I t.nflivtn aMM k. I I .1
" T?WB BWVT'O0M:
. an,aciar gng ugh ,flll
- WW BUCCS 01. OUL- aDa Jet tllO SOSSlOn
-f" but two weeks longer than the aver-
i . ' ' ' ' f'
' srar" Soiled stamps will be rede
Vermont at Burlington and MdntpelierV
Frera the I3l4 Rrglmrat.
Wo are permitted to publish the follow,
ing extract from a letter by Capt. Bo
ton, of the 13th regiment. The pcrln
furnishing the extract has our thatita for
the favor, as' doubtless also those of ai
onr readers who have friends in tne conr
pany, for all are interested in hearing
from our friends who are " enduring h,
ness, as good soldiers." in the cause of1
our country and of freedom.
Camp Vt., Va.. Dec. 7. 1862.
Once more from the old spot I rjte
you, and for the first time to speak of
hardship and the mere practice of w.
I will give you a description of our jonrV
ney trom union mills, to Camp Vermont'
tQ ovcrrilte it because I cannot
a nen. We started Dec. 5th. nt (j.j
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, a. m,; it begimng to rain and snow.
1 to t m m jnto ft
toW f coulJ b(jt refused
out to an open car, thiuking I could do
better. At last I succeeded in getting
them into n good c:ir. It continued to
storm all day with a cold northwest wind
the snow at night being three inches drep,
very muddy of course. We came down
on thu cars to Alexandria ; arrived there
about three o'clock, p. ra.; the storm un
abated ; got out of the cars, and, in the
mud. started for the old camp. I left the
second Lieut in the car with three men.
to guard the baggage. They sWycdall
night without any fire. I told the 1st
LjcuL to mapell the mc to can an(j j
Jn to gge
, help them along. We had about two
(miles to march. It stormed so hard that
it wet my rubber coat through on the
shoulders going that distance. Imagine
yourself marching up a long hill, in the
mud, ankle deep, with your feet cold and
wet, in u bleak wind : then to think of
going into the woods or rather brush, in
a thick fog, with the snow loaded on to
every branch so that tho trees rcre white
from top to bottom ; without any shelter,
or any means of building a fire, with lit
tle to cat and no way of obtaining more;
knowing you must stay in this coudition
until your tents could be drawn up. setup,
and arches built in them ; wet and hungry
tilt the timo. with the thermometer furbe
low freezing point, and perhaps you would
think wo needed sympathy. 1 will tell
you how we got along through the night
In the first place I went by way of the
2th ; borrowed annx ; went over to camp,
aud found the boys consulting what to do.
1 said we would go into the woods, and
off we started to a fine grove that I hud
seen before, about 1-2 mile distant. Ev.
cry limb was bowed towards the ground
and the wind had blowu the snow under
the boughs. The rain fell in such tor
rents that the water ran from every branch;
therefore no protection there. It was at
this time about dark. We cut down some
trees so that tho water would not ran
from them on to us. After abcut tw
hours work we had a large fire buruing.
It had stormed all the time, and frozen
on to our backs, but at last wo took our
rubber blankets and what pieces of tents
wc had ; hung them up on tho windward
side of pur fire, which broke the wind off
some. Then we ate our supper, which
consisted of salt pork and bread. I did
not have any dinner that day. and for
ray supper I ate a small piece of pork and
a loaf of bread which weighed twenty two
ounces. It cleard off and tho wind went
down at 12 o'clock, BO We laid doWU to
Jf- One,, -tw caiight cold, J
jot Our tents eame the next day ; ha
7-, 1 he boy, aid not comp.ain a worn
Oca. Baalit Heard Fra.
The Washington correspondent of the
'from Wushington.: tells tho following sto-
ry ; " I have just received infoi
; frorn good authority, that Banks has lan-
!ded with'20.00Q men at Winton. K. C...
near the headwaters of the Chowan river.,
( Banks has assumed command of the or-.
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ter ,wiu command vne ici . wing vi
I divsions; forminsr scorns de armee.' Gen.
recK command tne ngqi wing,
Peck will command the right wing, fo
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command tne rmrve oopscou.
01 ive trusty regiments, tnree naucwv-
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Foatersarm has joined him by this time.
" It tpf 'y be that' Wojdo'n , will be taken
immedifttely,' but Petersburg' must fall in
, a few daj s, while Burnsido is driving
jbach npori Richmond io , ' receive tho ".18