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• -i , * *;v; V * * vsMieaissssfe-Ksi JOHN W. WARD, EDITOR THE SOUTH IS OUR COUNTRY. « WARD-4 ALLLSON, PUBLISHERS. __________ .. _____ , - _______ • ■ VOL. IL ’ . _" HAZLEHURST, MISS., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1861. . ' - ; ' NO. 9. » - m - — ------:— - - - - --j —-....— O. P. MCDONALD, RESIDENT DENTIST IIAZLEHURST, MISS. iSD>V. PARRISH.J. M. KERN. PARRISH & KERN, Ootton Factors AND General Commission Merchants, 124 Gravior street.NEW ORLEANS. PROMPT attention given to the purchase of- Plantation Supplies, and goods of 'every description.' junc 27. U. ASKEW, JR.J. B. ASKEW. VICKSBURG CLOTHING EMPORIUM. ASKEW & BROTHER, DEALERS in Ready-Made Clothing, GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, HAT’S, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, Trunks, Carpet Bags, Valises, (Two doors from the Washington Hotel,) VICKSBURG. ' Clothing made to order on our premi ses. under the supervision of an accomplish ed artist. july 25. • jacKsosar foxiwduy —AND MACHINE SHOP— IS now prepared to fiivnish STEAM SAW MILLS. STEAM ENGINES, PREMIUM HORSE POWERS, Hotchkiss Water Wheels, RAILING for Graves and Verandahs, Col umns and Sills. Sash Weights and Grate Bars and all CASTINGS for building or machine purposes, on as reasonable terms us they can be had elsewhere. The irons for the Provost ‘ Colton Press will be furnished those owning county rights, all work warranted. Persons desiring information will please address the Proprietor. JAMES O. STEVENS. — Jackson, Mis?,., oct. 3, 1860-ly. VTII IT E ’"STIOTEJlT IIAZLEHURST, MISS. I RESPECTFULLY inform my friends and the public, that I have purchased the • Hotel in IIa?Tehufsl known us the “ Walker House,” aud am prepared to accommodate the public in a style unsurpassed by any house in tijo interior. My table shall always Ire supplied with the best the market affords, my beds will be clean aud comfortable, and ■every attention paid ifiofo who mav patro nise me. JAMES T. WHITE. Jan. 23, 1861. - DR. A. W. IiENLEY, HAVING permanently located at Ilnzle hut';-t. re.-.pectfully offers his profession al services, in the practice of the various departments of medical science, to the citi zens of the town and surrounmng country. Tlie advantages obtained from thorough col legiate andjlospital instruction, besides the indispensable information derived from sev eral ye irs’ practice in Georgia with old and •experienced physicians, will enable him, he hopes, to give entira.-satisfactiou to his pa trons and share at least a liberal portion of ■ -the public favor. ,E2f Ofiieu at tho residence.of W. G. Bush. feb 13. MARTIN, COIiiJ & CO., COMMISSI0X MEKCHANTS, NEW ORLEANS. Advances in cash and provisions on .cotton to above house will be made by COBB, MANIA)YE & CO., • Vicksburg. JOHN WATT & CO., COTTON FACTORS and Commission Merchants, New Orleans, JLa., (3j Cnrondalet Street, near Canal Street.) Refer to Drury J. Brown, Esq., Lin den, Copiah Co., Miss. [Oct.31,!t>tt-ly. T. NEELY. E. FEATHFRLY J3. NEELY cfc 00.7 MANUFACTURERS OF 1F.IGO.VS, Carta, Plows, ~ AND FARMING UTENSILS GENERALLY, AT THEIR NEW STEAM WAGON SHOP, ' RAYMOND, MISS. ARB now prepared to furnish anything in their line at short notice and of the best quality. Having gone to a great expense in •getting up machinery, so-as so be able to compete with Northern .work (of as good quality as ours) we hope to receive, as we shall endeavor to merit, a continuance and extension of the liberal patronage which has already been bestowed upon us. Having secured the services of a compe tent workman, particular attention will be .given to PAINTING and repairing Buggies and Carriages, for which, except to regular customers, we nball expect cash or its equivalent. And tor .cash we'will offer new work so as to make it jin inducement for purchasers to buy on those terms. .559* Country Wagon shops will be suppli ed with our own manufacture of HUBS, SPOKES, FELLOES, &C., ,ef warranted excellence of material, and at prices lower (tho quality of the timber con sidered) than they can die furnished in the southern country elsewhere. Raymond, June, 1860. B’lLEB B U STED! JACK JOHNSTON vespectfnlly announces to tlio balance of the world and the rest of mankind that Pine Trees arc foiling, ajd his high-pressure, last-running^ CIRCULAR SAW has a most ravenous appetite for rosin, daily decapitating the forest monarchs and giving them back to the public In the shape of FLOORING, • CEILING, WEATflERBOARDING, and ©very, other variety of lumber needed in tho country. Orders from home and abroad respectfully solicited, and promptly filled. Lumber will be delivered at any point on any railroad. A. JACK. JOHNSTON. Hazlehurst, June 27, I860 E. V, SEUTTER, . Practical Watchmaker, Jeweler, —AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST, RAYMOND, MISS. « DEALER IN Gold and Silver Watches, Jewelry, Clocks, Silver and Plated Ware, Spectacles, Musical Instruments, Strings,. ' Guns, Pistols, AND HUNTING REQUISITES. Pocket and Table Cutlery, Portraonaies, Fancy Goods, Ac. EP A III IN G of Watches, Jewelry, Ac. warranted. Engraving neatly done. Ambrotypes, cfcc., TAKEN IN SUPERIOR STYLE. Raymond, October 24, 1860. A. G. MAYERS.ROBT. LOWRY. MAYERS & LOWRY, Attorneys atLaw —AND— SOLICITOUS IN CHANCERY, BRANDON, MISS. WILL practice in the several CourtS*of Simpson, Smith Scott and Rankin coun ties, and in all the Courts of Jackson. Zi IT THE E B L U S , ATTORNEY AT LAW, -BROOKHAVEN, MISS. Will practiced the Courts of Lawrence, Copiah, aud adjacent counties, and in the Superior Courts at Jackson. sep 12 8. D. RAMSEY, ^uttornx©3r a/t ILja'W' AND Solicitor in Chancery, . GALLATIN, MISS. Will practice in ail the Courts at Gallatin, and givonpecial attention to the collection of claims at ail points on the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad, in Mississippi. Jan 23, 1861 Sira. Oatix darner, HAVING permanently located at Hazle hurst. for the purpose of practicing me dicine and surgery, itt its various branches, respectfully offer their professional services to the public. Specialities—Diseases peculiar to women, diseases of the Chest and Urinary organs, Hemorrhoids, Ac. Drs. O. A G. having been engaged in an active practice of Trom fifteen to eighteen years, flatter themselves that they will be enabled to give general satis faction to all who may favor them with their patronage; and refer those who may feel in terested to their numerous patrons in Law rence, Covington, Marion and Pike counties. Office one-door south of Drs. Lowe A Nison's Drug $tore, where one or both of them can always be found when not profes sionally ^absent, or at their residences on the oast side of the railroad. Dr. O.’s residence the one formerly occupied by Mr. Fairchild: Dr. G.?a residence theene formerly occupied by Dr. Trawick. feb. 20. HUTCHISON’S S TE*i*lI S.i If* *1111. JL , HAZLEHURST, MISS. fTUT THE undersigned takes this method Ss£-to call the attention of the public to his SAiV MILL at Hazlehurst, on the N. Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad, where he is manufacturing large quantities of Superior Pine Lumber, and will be happy to receive and fill all or ders with which he may be favored. He has every facility for shipping Lumber to all parts of the road, and will give spe cial attention to loading the ears. lie hopes by careful and diligent attention to his business, punctuality in filling orders, and accuracy in bills, to merit a liberal por tion of the public patronage. JS&- Terms-invariably cash, or city accep tances with interest added. W. F. HUTCHISON. Hazlehurst, November 7, 1880. Dps. Stratum «& Rutherford ASSOCIATES in the practice of Medicine and Surgery, tender their professional services to the people of Gallatin and vici nity. march 20. WM. '.SEERARD. JOHN RIGBY. .0.11. I’EKRY SHEltARD, RIGBY & CO., Commission Merchants, and Dea^s in all kinds of Western Produce, fine Brandies, Whisky, Wines, Tobacco and Cigars, Corn, Oats, Bran and Ilay, Lime and Cement, Plas tering Hair, Plaster Paris, Tar, Pitch, Oak um, Rosin, &c., Mulberry street, Vicksburg. RICHMOND TY-PE FOUNDRY. THE proprietors of the above eetablish ment havq also united with their Found ry a complete PRINTERS’ FURNISHING WAREHOUSE, havind on hand, or furnishing to order, ev ery article requisite for a printibg office, from a bodkin to a Ten Cylinder Press. Type and Printing Material from any found ry north furnished when required. We can and will manufacture in Richmond as good an article, and at the same specimen prices, as any Northern Foundry. We respectfully sdlicit the patronage of the south. WALKER, PELOUSE & CO. DR. W. M. DEASON, RESPECTFULLY offers his-services to the public in the various branches of his profession. Can be found at his residence, when not professionally engaged Hazlehurst March 13, 1861. \ Steam Jfiill for Sale. PRINCE & SELLMAN offer their Steam Saw and Grist Mill near Hazlehurst, for sale. The Mill is a new circular saw mill, and the machinery in excellent condition: The teams and wheels are also good. There are seven hundred and forty acres of wejl timbered pine land attached to the Mill, and 400 acres of timbered land, suitable for cultivation, 3 miles fr*om this Depot, on the railroad. For terms, apply at this office, or at the mill. march 20,1861. Tuttle’s Patent Cress Cut Saws. JUST received and for sale by sept26 R DUNNING. s. H. JOHNSON, Attorney at I* a.*r, GALLATIN, MISS. WILL attend, without charge, to the Pro bate Court busiuess of any member of the Gallatin bar, who is absent in the army, and faithfully attend to any business entrus ted to him in either Court, on his own ac count. June 12, 1861—ly. NEGRO HUNTING. THE undersigned respectfully informs the public that he has an excellent pack of NEGRO DOGS, and is always ready, at a moment’s notice, to go in" pursuit of fugitive black people. His price for hunting is live dollars per day, and for catching a runaway twenty-five dol lars. lie may be found at E. L. Fairchild's plantation, six miles from Ilazlehurst, on the Georgetown road. June 12. C. It. RIAL. HAZLEH.URST & PORT GIBSON TRI-WEEKLY ^||g|gg TRI-WEEKLY S TAME MjIA'11. 1MIE public are respectfully informed that a tri-weekly stage line is permanently established between Ilazlehurst and Port Gibson, connecting with the cars, both on arrival at and departure from Ilazlehurst. LEAVE HAZLEHURST Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. LEAVE PORT. GIBSON Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, j ' Arriving at Ilazlehurst always in time for the ears going north. W. A. KILPATRICK. Ilazlehurst, July 18,1860. Fort Gitoson SOUTHERN CARRIAGE FACTORY. THE undersigned respectfully informs the citizens of Copiah county that hie has opened in Ilazlehurst, a CARRIAGE RSPOSITORY. For the purpose of selling work of his own manufacture. His Carriages and Buggies are made under his own Vye, of the best ma terial and workmanship, and will challenge comparison with any similar work in any quarter. Mr. IV. A. Kilpatrick will act as agent for the sale of my Carriages and Bug gies at Ilazlehurst. JAMES WYLIE. Nov.1-1,’60. Port Gibson. GEORGE W. SMITH, BOOT AND SHOEMAKER, llAZUSHCRST. THANKFUL for past favors, would "Liannounce to his old customers and the community generally, that ho continues his business at the old stand, and is ready to attend to further orders. To one and all 1 sound a call, To come and get your Shoes on; From show and sleet Protect your feet. JJy putting strong new BOOTS on. I’ll fit you neat, Anjl make them cheap, And very strong and nice, sir. Don't think me rash, I work for cash, For times are plaguy hard, sir. My bread and meat, I'm bound to cat, And they demand the dimes, sir. -You may depend, That in the end, You’ll call my work quite cheap sir. Valuable Land for Sale. 1 OFFER for sale 775 acres of land lying on Bahala creek, fourhuudred and fifty of which is bottom laud. There arc two dwell ing houses on the place, good water, Ac., and a new Gin House, just completed, with a true Sash Press attached. The piny woods affords a fine Summer range for stock. Address, D. L. RAWLS. Crystal Springs, Oct. 17, 1860. "llAHSHALL’s if if ria l Casket. 1M1IS is the most perfect Burial Casket that has ever been gotten up. The outside is made of galvanized sheet iron; the inside is lined, first with India rubber, which makes them air-tight, and with satin inside of the India rubber, which makes the most complete arrangement for the burial of the dead that has ever been invented. This Casket is as light as a wooden cofflu, and much cheaper than the old Burial Caskets. Wooden. Coffins of any kind furnish ed at a few hours' notice. ISAAC CLIFTON, Crystal Springs, aug 22-6m. Agent Provost Colton Press. THE undersigned respectfully informs the public that he has the right to construct and sell this celebrated Press in Copiah, Lawrence, Simpson, Marion, Perry, Greene, Hancock, Harrison and Jacksod counties. Experience has so amply established the me rits of this Press, that it needs no recom mendation from me. Onq^pf these Presses is now in operation on the plantation of Mr. IE F. Martin, near Bahala, who will certify to its value. , JES*J will sell the individual right to make and u?e this Press in any or all of the above named counties. ' P. H. FAIRBANKS. Hazlehurst, Jan. 0, 1861. D. W. McRAE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, and Solicitor in Chancery; office at Gallatin, Miss., will practice his profession in all the Courts of Law, Equity and Probate in Copiah and ad joining counties. Prompt attention given to all claipis intrusted to his care, and to all' matters in Probate. [Dec, 5,’60-ly. AXES—10 dozen Collins and other makers just received and for sale low by ocT 3 H. DUNNING. Hardware. GIN LANTERNS'globe Fire Irons; Polished do; B. ass do Dodge’s cow. and sBeep Bells Brass hand Bells Knife sharpeners and cleaners Door, knob, desk, safe and mink locks Shingling Hatchets; Claw do Galvanized Wash Basins Strap Hinges; Grindstone fixtures oct 3 H. DUNNING. India Rubber Currycombs. ANEW article, and vastly superior to any heretofore offered to the public, oct 3 H. DUNNING. Tea! Tea” Tea”* BLACK AND GREEN TEA-Just received from the C&meso Empire, by nug22 E, F. LOWE A CO. 1 Cfl|ia|OT0imt5 ftdos PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING, BY JOHN w. WAKD & A. L. ALLISON. John W. Ward, Editor. --■■«»-»■-* TERMS: Two Dollars and Fifty Cents PER ANNUM, IN' ADVANCE. Advertisements inserted at one.dollSr per square of ten lines or less for iUedirst inser tion; fifty cents per square for each vubSe quent insertion. Announcing candidates for office, five dol lars in advance, always and immutably. Marriage notices inserted for the privilege of going to the wedding. Obituary notices oT five or ten lines insert ed gratis; if longer, charged at usual rates for advertising. ■ ‘ . Puffs administered from five dollars to a fine suit of clothes—according to theinagni tude of the ofi'ence. The Eighth Georgia Regiment. The following graphic description of scenes on the battle field, and the gallant conduct of the Eight Geor gia Regiment, which we take from the Va. Dispatch, was written by a gentleman who participated in the fierce conflict of the 21st of July : On Thursday, the 18th inst., about .2 P. M., this regiment left Winches ter for Manassas, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Montgomery Gardner. Col. Bartow had been for some weeks acting Brigadier Gen eral of a Brigate, consisting of the 7th, 8th, Dth, and 11th Georgia Regiments, and a battalion of Ken tuckians. The 8th marched 27 miles over the mountains, fording the Shenan doah, to Piedmont on the Manassas Gap Railroad, arriving there, about 12 M., Friday. The march was fatiguing in the extreme. After a delay of a few hours they left for Manassas on cars, and a slow, tedi ous ride brought them to this -point late Saturday morning. They march ed three and a half miles to camp in the woods, without tents, and with out lood. Early next morning they were ordered to the figlx, where they arrived after^a circuitous wearisome, and at tiirrMpfbuble-qulck tramp of between ten and twelve miles. Breathless, tired, faint and foot sore, the gallant fellows were eager for the fray. They were first ordered to supponfl Pendleton’s Virginia Battery, whiefi they did amid a furious storm of grape from the enemy'. Inactive as they were, compelled to 'be under this *fire, they stood cool and un flurried. They were finally ordered to charge Sherman’s Battery. To do this it was necessary to cross , an in tervening hollow, covered by the enemy’s fire, and establish them selves in a thicket flanicing the ene my’s battery. They charged in a manner that elicited «the praise of Gen. Johnston. Gaining the thicket they opened upon the enemy. The history of \yarfare probably affords no instance of more desperate fightuig than took place now. From tfn'e'e sides a' fierce, concentrated, murderous, un ceasing volley poured in upon this devoted and heroic “six hundred” Georgians. The enemy' appeared upon the hill by the thousands. Between six and .ten regiments were visible. It was a hell of a bullet-rain in that fatal grove. The ranks were cut down as grain by' a <cythe. Whole platoons melted aw’hy as if by Magic. Cool, unflinching, and stubborn, each man fought with gallantry, and a stern determination to win or die. Not one faltered. Col. Bartow’s horse was shot under him. Adjutant Branch fell, mortally wounded. Lieut. Conlonel Gardnerdroppedi with a shattered leg. The officers moved from rank to rank, from man to man, cheering and encouraging the brave fellows. Som«T of them took the muskets of the dead, and began coolly firing at the enemy. It was an appalling hour. The shot whistled and tore" through trees and bones. The ground became literally paved with the fallen. Yet the remnant stood composed and un quailing,’ carefully loading, steadily aiming, .unerring firing, and then quidtly looking to see the effect of their shots. Mere boys fought like, veterans—unexcited, save with that stem “white hdht,” flameless exbili ration, that battle gives to brave spirits. * . After eight or ten rounds the re giment appeared annilrjlated. The order was given to cease firing and retire. The stubborn fellows gave no heed. It was repeated. Stiil no I obedience. The battle spirit was up. Again it was given! Three volleys had been fired after the first command. At length they retired, walking and-, fighting. Owing to the density of the. growth, a part of the regiment were separated from the colors.' The other pp,rt formed in an open field behind the thicket. The retreat continued over ground alter nately wood and field. '-At every open spot they would reform, poqr a volley into the pursuing enemy and again retire. From the accounts of the enemy who stopped to give water to the wounded and rifle the dead, it seems that the 8th cut to pieces the Ctb Massachusetts, half demolised the Rhode Islanders, and made deadly havoc among-»tbe Regulars But a horrible mistake occurred at this point. Their own friends taking them for the enemy, poured a fatal fire upon their mutilated ranks. At length they withdrew from the fight. Their final rally was with some -sixty men of the six hundred they took in. Balaklava tells no more heroic tale than this : “into the valley of death marched the six hundred.” As they retired, they passed Gen. Beauregard. He drew aside, fronted, raised his hat, and said : “I salute the 8th Georgia with my hat off.” Of all the companies of the regi ment, the Oglethorpe Light Infantry suffered most. They were on the ex treme right nearest the enemy, and thus were more exposed. Composed of the first young gentlemen of Sa vannah, their terrible loss will throw a gloom over their whole city. An organization of five or six years’ standing, they were the favo rite corps of Savannah. Col. Bartow had long been Captain, and was idol ized by them, while he had a band of sons in them. It is supposed that his deep grief at the mutilation of his boys caused him to expose his life more recklessly than was neces sary. He wished to die with them, if he could not take them back home. They fought with heroic, despera tion. All young, all uamarried, all gentlemen, there was not one of the killed who was uot an ornament to his community and freighted with brilliant promise. In sending them to Virginia, Sa vannah sent her best to represent her, arid their loss proves how well that city was represented upon a field where all were brave. This company was the first one to offer its services to President Davis under the Confederate act authoriz ing- hifh to receive independent com panies, and had the honor of being the first received. They left home in disobedience to the orders of the Governor, and brought away their arms in defiance of his authority, eo eager were they to go where our country needed her best soldiers. They were one of the two com panies that took Fort Pulaski. When there was a riot expected in Savan nah, early in the year, they were called out tB quell it, with another corps. Their whole history is one of hero ism. First-to seek peril, they have proved in their sad fate how nobly they can endure it. , They will inevitably make their mark during the continuance of this holy virar. They have enlisted for the itfhole war, and not one will turn fcttpk who can go forward, until it is maed, or they are completely anni hilated. After the gallant 8th had retired with but a fragment, Col. Bartow, by Gen. Beauregard’s order, brought up the 7 th Georgia, exclaiming, in reply to Col. Gartrell, of the 7th, who asked him where they should go— “Give me your flag, and I will tell yOU.” Leading'them to their stand amid a terrific flic, he posted the regiment fronting the enemy, and exclaimed in those eloquent tones so full of high feeling that his friends ever expected from him : “Gen. Beaure gard says you must hold this posi tion, and, Georgians, I appeal to you to hold it.” Regardless of life, gallantly riding amid the hottest fire, cheering the men, inspiring them with his fervent courage, he was shot in the heart, and fell from his horse. They picked him up. With both hands clasped over his breast, be raised his head, and with a God-like effort, his eye glittered in its last gleam with a blazing light, lie* said, with a last heroic flash of his lofty spirit, “they have killed me, but boys, never give up the field”-emphasizing the “never” in his peculiar, and stirring manner, that all who knew him, will so feelingly recall. Thus perished as noble a soul as ever breathed. He- will long live in remembrance. He met the fate he most wished—the martyred patriot’s grave. He was a pure patriot, an able statesman, a brilliant lawyer, a chivalric soldier, a spotless gentle man.. His imperious scorn of little ness was one of his* leading charac teristics. His lofty patriotism will consign lys name to an immortal page in this country’s history. Dontbe in a great a hurry, girls, to fall in love with the young men. It often happens that your hearts are no sooner theirs than tlieirs are no longer yours. Some men are indolent by nature, the marrow works out of their bones in infancy. Give them a streak of sunshine, and an* empty barrel and they will sleep at mid-day. It is groundless fallacy to suppose that a child, because he kicks up a dust, is like a carpet, that requires to be instantly pulled up, and thorough ly beaten, before, it can be put down. For the Copiah County News. Not All a Dream. Oh, what picture starts glowing along the purple walls of sleep ? I am standing upon a lofty peak. I look around, all is silent, and it seems that solitude alone reigns, but casting rny eyes below, they res.t upon a scene at once grand, gloomy and picturesque.- ’Tie the soldiers’ encampment. “ Diana floats upoOj her%ear at" ease *mid her train.” The camp-fires are sprinkled through the dark and the white tents like angels’ brooding wings, sleep in the distance. The soldiers sleep. I am impressed strongly by the scene, those thousands-lying still and motionless, as if in the embrace of death. Not a sound is heard save the tread of the seutinels, as they slowly march to and fro. I gaze upon that sleeping multitude, aud there behold familiar fuces, but rny eyes rest upon that one with the noble brow, lying apart from his fel low soldiers. His is a “cold pillow where the sweet stars keep their golden watches o’er the battle plain.” The zephyrs play among his locks, and the dews drop their cool baptis mal on his brow, yet still he sleeps. I gaze above him, and u feeling of mysterious awo creeps over tne, for that bright, that beautiful being that watches over him is not human. She is one of heavenly birth, and in her hands there is an extended scroll, with a battle scene stamped upon it. The most prominent figure in the scene is that of a noble looking com mander, his horse.failing under him, and written above 1 sec the single word “Beauregard.” I notice the face of the horseman and glance at the sleeping soldier. They are the same. I know ’tia Beauregard then. He sleeps all heedless of the angel visitant. Something whispers, “danger is near those dreamers” yet I hare no power to rouse them. On, on, they sleep, till “the dark midnight to the purple dawn goes, crowned with jewels,” then my heart sickeus, for danger is nearer still. I hear the cannon’s roar. Ah ! the sentinels hear the sound, and the hoarse drum now breaks across the slumbers of our braves. There is a sudden awakening. Calmly, deliberately, those valiant ones gird on their armor, and there is a look on each face, which seems to say, “victory or death.” Now I see the enemy, and I fain would look away—for they seem innumerable—but a strange power impels me to gaze on. I see our army advancing to meet the foe. I bear a shout, the clashing of steel, and the roar of the cannon. Men are falling on every side. Oh ! 'tis a spectacle horrible to witness, but I cannot look away! There is a des perate struggle, and my hands grasp each other in a paroxysm of dread apprehension. But Oh ! I hear a cry in one part, “all is lost, all is lost.” Our men are falling back. Gloom and despair crouch at my side, their gaunt hands tugging at the anchor of hope. A dizziness steals over me. I seem sinking down, down, down, lower, still lower. All seems dark around me, and .1 eannot raise my Scad, ‘until T. hear a voice pC*ar« sweetness, sayirig, “look up.” I look, and behold ! the scene is changed. One not like unto man goes before our army, bearing a banner all shin ing and beautiful. I will fight your battles for you. “Onward for the truths of God Onward for the right,” is written upon it in letters of gold* All eyes are turned upon the glori ous standard-bearer. Hope with a smile In her eye, glides once again before the drooping soldiers. They fight with renewed vigor. The faces of the enemy turn pale. They trem ble. They are panic-sticken and run. I see the Southern braves pur suing. I watch them while they are no longer visible. Then my heart is faint and sick, for I gaze around me, , and behold a bat tle-field covered with'the dead and dying, Groans of agony greet my ears. I behold those I know, lying still and pale, and one I recognize as a friend, lying senseless, and I Bee ✓ V ~ *“ ib fancy, the grief-stricken mother, wringing her hands in the bitterness of woe. But, hark J a glad shout is borne upon the breeze, and I hear a strain of rejoicing. They are return* iiyj victorious, and as the words : "I£ the loved one* weep In sad new, vigtory.soon will bring them gladnesa, To arms ! to arms I in Dixie,” fall from their lips, even the dying soldier looks up and smiles. |* They come nearer, and now they Wop. With *bea4s uncovered ,thev slant silent and thankful in the pres ence of the God. of Brttles, and a fervent prayer, goes up to His throne from the heart of each one. Now "they disperse. The scene is changed. A few stars are set upon the pale brow of evening, and the winds are murmur ing low. My heart is deeply touch ed, tor mingled with the winds low moan I hear a refrain sad and mourn ful. ’Tis a dirge, solemn and t®ich i^g for the dead. I notice one com pany particularly, the Brown Rebels, At the beat of the muffled drum, “Softly they tread the silent wood, ’Mid the deep still solitude.” Sadly they bear a lifeless comrbde to his lonely grave. “Mournfal zephyr glides along Chanting low a dirge like song, And all the wild-wood echoes moan That one so brave and good is gone.” ’Tis a lonely spot deep in tho forest, under the green peak where I stand. There they lay him down to rest. Stout hearts are melted. As they march round bis grave the bravo soldiers weep. Now each one raises his gun to discharge his- farewell shot. They fire.' ’Tis a solemn scene, and as I gaze the long pent-up feedings of my heart break forth in a scream, and I awake. I have been dreaming, but 1 think it is not all a dream, for is not the glorious victory ours, and did not the “one above” fight the battle for us, and have not some of our brave ones perish ? Ah ! it was notail a dream. N** Swung Ridge, August 12, 1861. • “The Devoted Baud.”—The Rich mond Whig of the 24th inst., has the following The shortest path, to peace is that which curries havoc and desolatio® to our invaders. It is believed that there are five or ten thousand men in the South ready and willing to share the fate ol'Curtius, and devote them selves to the salvation of their coun try. It is proposed that all who are willing to make this sacrifice, shall arm themselves with a sword, two five shooters and a carbine each, and meet, on horseback, at some place to be designated, convenient for the great work in hand. Fire and sword must be carried to the houses of those who are visiting those bless ings upon their neighbors. Phila delphia, and even New York, is not beyond the reach of a long and brave arm. The moral people of these cit ies cannot be better taught the vir tues of invasion than by the blazing light of their own dwellings. None need apply for admission to “THE DEVOTED BAND” but those who arc prepared to take their life in their hand, -and who would in dulge not the least expectation of ever returning. They dedicate their lives to the destruction of their ene mies! A. S. B. D. B, . Richmond. All southern papers are requested to give this notice a few insertions. Horrible ! Horrible! Horrible !— Wc learn, upon very good authority, • that a gentleman from Petersburg, now in this city, and who, previous to the present difficulties, was a resi dent of Alexandria, received a letter from a highly esteemed lady of the last named city, in which the state ment is given, that she was applied to for food by an officer of the Fed eral army, shortly after the skirmish at Vienna, who represented that he had neither rest nor food for a num ber of days and nights past, having been busily engaged during that time. In reply to an enquiry from the lady as to what could have en gaged him so earnestly, lie stated that he had been burying the dead, “and,” he added, “I am distressed to state, madam, that I have beeit bury ing the living, also 1” What a picture is her© presented to us ! Only think of the gathering up of the unfortunate .wounded and their consignment to the grave with* their consciousness still remaining ! Horrible fate l They were in the ■ way, and must be disposed of, and this- maqner of disposing of them is chosen by the fiends who dishonor the 19th century.—-Norfolk Day Book.