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mWHMWWMIIMtMWWWIiUIIWIHMIIIIIMIWIIIIIIMttWIWMnilMlMWmMIHIHMnMtl IT Family Mews papery. Mr. II. GOailAN. Editress. WOHAH'S IHFLTJEHCE. The Angel that appeared unto Mary, the mother of or Lord, gave her this memora ble salutation : 44 Hail, thou art highly fa tored, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women 1" And true it is, that as a benefactor of the world, her name stands above all earthly names. Yet, in the duties which she performed, there was little for the of the historian to record, lier w, lent, and almost imperceptible influences must accumulate, till the moral character of youth U formed, till all the habits are made firm, and the heart is conformed to the will of God. In exerting such influences, in devi sing these gentle remedies for the evils of iolbitrs' Dqiattnmit. Faih GnocsDSj Raleigh, N. C . September, 1861. 'Editor Spirit of the Age: A your valu- Camp Jones. Yk.'Xear Manassas, that position, as we really think it cannot be better fitted ; although we the L,natnam jy would regret much lo give up our Captain we love him dearly. S. S. C, Chatham Boys, 20th Regiment N. C. Vols. sin, in multiplying these silken cords tnai iWe ana nigmy u'l. Ju7l L . Vi ? . . v,io rvl manv readers in the section of the coun- bind society together a harmonious , ?-we cam 1 thought that a IUUVU o I - woman is pre-eminent She is as communication from a member of our corn- pen in nurturing, tasaed away, year by year, training, and watching over tho child of Jesus. She lived in retirement, free from the noise and b istle of the world. Her mission ac complished, she retired so silently from the stage of action, that the busy world did not twice her exit, and no material of her last a ,i .i.Sn.rhmir is in existence. As, Ul HJ during the day the lily sheds its fragrance upon the air, and at night closes its petals in repose, so peacefully she closed her eyes m death, her task being done, and her quiet life, frag, ant with good deeds, being left as a legacy to the world. The class of duties that devolve upon wo man arenot loss useful and ennobling than .involve uoon the other sex. oerior to her sterner companion, as ne is su- ,the Rjp van AV inkles; wouia noi ue ... I .. . - i a: . onmA thpm nerior to her in mere brute, pnysicaisirw.gtu. enUreiy uninicr.uuS - perior loner i r j i ik.r.Kt rsU ar are verv nleasantly And calamitous will be the tune, Grounds, having under ever cease to throw those gentle, attenuated fortv-four Yankee prisoners. The bonds, in ten thousand folds around the way- prjsoners behave themselves very well,though ward heart, for the sake of competing with one or two oi tnem are gctt.u the other sex, in the coarse pursuits and low drudgery which usually fall to their lot. Sent. 9tb. 1861. i Editor Spirit of the Age : I snatch a mo ment this morning for the purpose of giving you a brief account of the condition ot tilings as they now exist at this pla,ce. I am fully aware, that our lnenas ai nome arc ct lous to hear from us, and I am sua muic sure that we are anxious to hear irooi mem oftenerthan we -do. The truth is, we are becoming more anxious every day to hear from home, for it is from there we now look for the news of the day. When we left the old North State on the 11th of July last, she was comparand. that her interest would be , - - Camp Tokxaoo, Isle of Wight co., Ya , September 2d, 1861. Editor Spirit of the U?e:--The Rough & Ready Guards came to tie Stone House wharf to stay a week on vidette duty. The day af ter we came a terrible hurricane swept over this neighborhood, creating great destruction l.n HmWnfiho nrliarent WOQcls. TtlOUiTU 111 VllV V v fc w f'J'- w we were oniy m tu eu5Co -. j 2T"2'lt. Mil,nfsnns in Virdnia. all our tents were blown down. nence iu F-- "J :;V, unless umHIIItnUHIWiaUtll! ...MMMUumnHllinnallUMMMIUHmiiniun. . . is ti an Editor's sanctum, we will end eavr to confine our observations within a small compass,. We left Weldon . about noon on Sunday the lain uit., in uj.c -.., - -ouraelf on the sick list we were honored with a nassaee in a coach, which was a great lux .J? FLtnS,.i: we arrived at Petersburg. 7' "BMf -thftdenot we heard an organ " " of -Oid Hundred, Cicariy f neo.j thp. nrner were ueu&e v... r , am- restless and iret nf thwt rendition. Before Ions, I think, they wiil get 'kinder tossy.' They seemed to be greatly pleased at tne result oi u vr ii9tt AnjtfTftment ' Wrhile they were re- has a ereat respect for the truth, insomuch be pained to part with hira, as he has given entire sa.iisiaciiuiiuviii h' j .- . hut thev reioice so much at his pros- .j , rf rf j perity, that they cannot asK.nim to uwu position so honorable and Useful, to gratify They may not require the same kind of in- tellectual development as some other duties, but they cannot bo less important, noi wm f,r less dignity and lustre. And when wo Wan understands her true dignity, she will not feel that they are beneath her attention. One of the great mistakes of visionary minds U to underrate tho unostentatious every day duties of life. They forget that to train the young and to fit them to act well their part in" We, requires the highest grade of moral discipline, and the most delicate sus ceptibilities ; discipline ind susceptibilities more fully and symmetrically aeveiopeu iu females than in the other sex. She who nurtures and trains up one little child, curbing and restraining his passions, moul ding his character, and leading him to the Cross, Is a blessing to the worU, and a ben efactor of her race. Not on account of the splendor of U r career, but on account of its results. For in calculating the usefulness of such a life, wc cannot separate the mo ther and the child, or the teacher and her pupil What honors the one, most honors the other. The child may show in after life, that his mother did not lead a useful hie, w,.v.r much she was applauded; and the pupil may disprove all tlic pretensions of its teacher to tuperior wisdom, diligence, and tklll. The value of her life will be deter mined by its results, and not by the noise she makes, and the claims she sets up. The young woman that found the little orphan boy in the streets of an English city, and in cited hira to the Sabbath-school, performed a very siroplo act, that might soon have been forgotten, had it not been for the results that followed. She attempted to instruct the lit tle vagrant, and by dint of much patience of our glolo. The immense results of his mission, but just begun. as yet, can all be traced back to the Sabbath-school teacher. Nor can you tell which was the noblest of these two beings the teacher or tho taught. You cannot separato their fame. One, it is true, lived in uktand retirement, the other became world-renowned. They were, how ever, alike useful to the world, alike honor able and acceptable to God. On the monu ment erected to tho Mother of Washington, are Inscribed these simple words; "Mary, tho Mother of Washington." And thai is enough. To have nurtured and trained one Euch man as the Father of our country, is sufficient honor for any one of our race. -For his glory was her glory. Nor is it pos sible to 6olve the problem, whether the coun try owes tlm most to the hero, or to the mo ther of the hero. The history of one, indeed, is written in many books, and is on every tongue In the civilized world. The history of the other, too minute, too delicate too fu gitive for mortal pen to trace, U written on ly in the book of God's remembrance. Indeed, wc do not accomplish the most in this world, -by lhe display .of mere intellec tual greatoes,nor by commanding the atten tion and admiration of the multitude. There has been a kind of idolatrous worship paid to intellect, even in the Church of Christ, much to iU detriment and to the discourage ment of all attempts to do good in a more simple way. lint if we consult the history f the world, it will appear that warm hearts M well as clear heads, are necessary to con duct to a successful issue, any great and good enterprise; that all great results have sprung from very small beginnings; that simple, individual acts are required to form a comprehensive whole; that as the mightiest rivers are formed from th - .v.; --ia,wuio little every day duties, the household words, household acts and house hold sympathies, each in its appropriate place combined and concentrated create an imiuence mat cannot be resisted, and can never be equalled by mere intellectual great ness. These delicute influences, continually multiplied, and repeatedly acting upon the rough native material of the human mind contribute most powci fully to develop its latent beauty and grace. How patiently the sculptor labors upon his block of marble, touching it so delicately with hi chisel, and making inch slight abrasions, that they would not be noticed by the unpractised eye ! It .. ,w,7 Mtt,. ere a lutle, that finally gms the perfect finish to his noble work Z A heavier stroke would shatter in fragments his materials, or at most develop a rough,un ..ghUyform. The smallest seeda cast upon , iu w.j.Gn ie rowls of the air will Affecting Letter from a Mother. I do not know when the emotions oi my v pver interferes with it positively as- heart have been more strongly stirred than serte(j that the Confederate Flag was quietly when perusing the following letter, written and undisturbedly fl?ti?B ve' aP1 r i KoiJLwl tn that nor- and Pres dent's mansion in Washington City, by a Mother whose son belonged to that por- a unexpecUd intenigence considerably tion ol the North Carolina army stationed at dampened their spirits, and put an immediate Fort Hatteras. This noble Matron, on hear- Btop to their jollification. The Rip, when in- f nhmitVirculatinff such a fabrication, ing OI tne ui-iaieu . - --r- -v - u m be verified T ;in'a hlrplirips. " hurried towards the repuw v ' . maiewaays. cr.ni nf disaster to relieve the wants of ner ThA uuh of our comoany is improving. son. rescue him, or die for him. The letter While encamped at Camp Mason, our boys . . . i j 1.1 c.rnri . trrfSLt ileal Wlin IVDUOIU icclf is addressed o her mamea uaug.uer Since bave been in. in Edenton." If any one, especially any ale. h we w JaUy imprcved. Generally fftther. can read this letter without having paUin,, our bovs' are very well satisfied, the tenderest feelings of the soul called into though a few are discontented at a soldier's i .Z .cf a heart more life. As far as I am concerned individually h lively sitiv-isc, noma nf fllir temnorarv cauiD. Cant- V ance " r -j . , . - , , being absent on forlojgh, ana L,ieut. uooeru. being Quartermaster, Li. Gudger is now in command. 1 . - We have heard of the election ot our uapu to the Colonelcy" of a" regiment recently:or- Tne company woau ana on iue iu w , we. i,l e wavins bats ana nanuKciuut.., mm in? u- t i tions. We remained tiere enjoy is ana uiimiw , their city with loud acclama lin.unnl there enioying the hos pitality of the people untu yefc.""Vhe7for We considered ourself once for a 1 rather or . KnniT Gl U " 111! ll.v a RALEIGH, N. C. r J - 111 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1861. T irnnia hft as merrv as a erie if I could get of that fifteen dollars worth of 'circulating medium,' the State of North Car olina promised me about three months ago, so that I could get a chance to go to see my sweetheart one more time. But I will live in obdurate than I wouldjlike to possess : Elm Grove, Hertford Co., N. C.,) September 3, 1861. J Mr Deaii Daughter: I this night re- .1 If- T.,,l'c in M.'Vl5Vl VA STmM- k;, with us for the supposed capture and hope if I die in despair, loss of your brother for which we thank him. T will now eive vou a little history of the ad ventures of the last two or three days of my life. Last Wednesday we heard a heavy firing all day, and feared much Irom tne ai rection that it wa3 at Hatteras. From Fri day night's " Petersburg Express," we learned that our fears were realized, and that Hatter taken bv the enemv. As we bO their selttsh aesires. . , w havA rprfiived the newt ot our misior- tunesonthe coast of North Carolina with great sorrow. We fear that there has been a serious official delinquency somewhere. The information, that our men had only twenty rounds of ammunition z really ag- Airn tin tT . 1 A Urge man-oi-witi j'ow rv News, is constantly in sight at this point There seems to be 0me commotion in that rtnf the - world :hut what it signifies, wg 1 V1 . . , As a regiment w are ready to act our pax , r ha rranr) drama of this war, I was satisfied that I would be equany piu tected at home, by those left behind, old V ir ginia would'nt hold me many hours, liut 1 have no fears. I don't think there is any cause for alarm in North Carolina not halt or quarter as much as there is in Washington. "Uncle Abe" would doubtless be glad to at tract Lamballe's attention away i'roai the Potomac ; but he need not fret we 11 see mai he and his darling ones4on't rest much more on, nor in the vicinity of the Potomac Oen. Beauregard is a terror to them, they don t know what to do, and if they did, they are too panic-strickeu to do it Bull Run lin gers like a death nell on their ears, doubt less causinsr a palpitation of the hart every time they think of it If they knew, or even thought, there was any more in Persons North Car- , .1 n. ii. n,M HiinntlftsS olina such as tne om, uiey change the head of their column in some other direction. And when they hnd tor certain that there is a plenty of the same kind left, you ought to see them getting J nr. thr. Wftll do 1 remember that old tyrant Wool, at Buena Vista how I have ofterron tho frnxfin ground. Daced to and fro m lfont there githercd around our regimes the sick ones to their houses, and tho, .for . . i : hnaio we emoveu the hrst time smce -,s0 the luxury ui 7. own .neces t, ft t IP 1 "1 1 111 OUVU f some sweet iuum v- t - ,r. as "Sweet Home" with the variations- Dearest Spot on La,lh to me II TI1!1V Hut Uc uui j ii majf uv n-ioh those who IIHW " - t the hotel keepers, manitestea wwa. t - diers the proverbial Virginia hospital y -n.t.l hPnerS at best are a set of sad fellows. Thev alone, of all the people, thinfc. tuey Sgt to bear no portion of the burden now weT'hins so heavily on the country H'ey Wull:rt, nf nur officers one dollar each for Ileenins about tour hours on their bed Thu i absolutely outrageous, who practice such extortion published. PUBLISHED EVK1 BY A.LEX A1JDEE. I.G0RMA5 EDITOR AND P ROFKl fc. i u js. TERMS: Single SnDecribera, $1 50 per anaum. To club of 5 and npwarda, 1 00 each ; .T.f tneerted at tbe osnal rate e of AdTertisementa Ineerted ind ought those to be Special Notice. TMSnEiT orTHiAm Is conducted strictly B?ei the cash iystem. All paper are diecunth'aed at tht, expiration of the time for which they have Ui paid, lubscriber wOl be notLled rora wekks before iL time Is out, by a cross mark ou their papt-r.; and oolesfl the BUbscription Is renewed the papera is ill b d-LContinaed. This is a rule from which there will t no departure. V aica ior . - your subscription- SUD9Cnwr ut""b r-r -- w arrivd in Richmond about sunset on hnrfW disacrreeabe tun Monuay, . u ---o .t, d througn tne suu;ia m - passed along i mast mentien tbe Post Office, ro, as well as tbe ouo ,o whUA they desire the change to be maae. No paper will be sent longer than the time for whica it naslnptt; and no paper sent unless thecal accompanies the order. marching miu. However, as we can be called, of eeins the h . l r iJaalirA It streets, we had the P 7Va - UllUi CUJ ,to K whereof they say that this Jw5 The mnnntonv of our routine of daily and nightly duties was somewhat disturbed one night by the sentinel on 'post No. 5,' firing his piece. Some person was slipping around no doubt, trying to gain an entrance into the Fair Grounds,for what object we have not the remotest idea. Tn this communication I will take the liberty of giving to the citizens of Raleigh & piece of admonition : YV hen tney could not hear the particulars, we hoped that are walking about our uamp in tne n .giu uu ? ;,V;L ., Lf for we heard that a 1 are commanded to 'halt,' they had better obey UUI WIfcU V"- " "J " ' : t Kot vecninents m the seivice. IS U1IC Ul ww-w - -D j f doubt whether there is a better owiw regiment in the south. . Our ti eld officers have all received athorougn military euuu.- nnA r.anfains and other officers iu me . .i i . ,Afimoniir in the regiment nave uiaip jj.uux-ivuvj ... ---- study of military acucs. Col. Daniel is plain blunt man, but his iudement seems t be reliable, and he is a very efficient aiacipiiuau"- confidence oi ni coiuuiauu, a leader. But having imposed upon your pa tience, sufficient I close for the present. Yours truly, ROUGH AND READY. i . ii'il mrtor oecnmrihr crpt hurt. dav or two before the tight, he went towew- or some yciau.. . . --. - - Ura to pwchie proTisiSnfc Saturday night I hope the kind people of Raleigh will take we heard that Cptain Sharp had left the no umbrage at this unsolicited admonition- island, and was 20 miles away neiore tne enemy got there, and that some of our sol diers were on their way to Murfreesboro', where I went early on Sunday morning, ho ping to see some of them and hear from your brother, but when I got there, I learned that all I had heard tne nignt Deiore was iaic, and that Mrs. Jester had received a letter from her brother, (Capt. Burba ge, of the Son. Rird.l statins that all the soldiers, Capt. Sham's company included, were either killed, wounded or taken prisoners, and that the wounded were sent to Newbern, and the nrianners nut in irons, and were then on their way to New York, which you know must have been very distressing to us, as there were many in the company who were dear to us besides Alfred. 1 came home very much troubled, and had maae up my mma oeiore I got home, that if your father would con sent to it, 1 would start on Monday for New bern. He at first seemed unwilling for me to go, as his health would not allow him to go with me farther than the depot, and fear ing that I might fall into the hands of the and said that he never expected to see me again if I went. I urged him to let ma co. and told him that T was not afraid to anvwhure-that mv child was. He con- wa uu uie same mission with myself, and who seemed to have no hope of his child We started from Boykin's at about 9 o'clock and as we went at a rapid speed, I for the steam, and I fflt. tn tl.o.,L- l ... tT J n. uuu mat tie ever created a man to invent a railroad. In a few hours we were at Weldon where the train stopped. 1 took up my satchel and started out and asked a gentleman which train I should tu w uern. ii e pointed to one savin tnai one inauam," As I climbed up the steps and la.a down my baggage, a Georgia tZSFr and that that ... i.iuu iu viunington. I aain took my satchel, descended the steps, and asked another gentleman near, which train would take me to Newbern. He pointed me To he same one, saying it would take me as far as Goldsboro', whereupon, I entered the car and deposited my baggage, when I heard a voice r . t our C,H a J kit a kind of be 7u"r : "- , aescnbe- By the time u,a ,u u ua aied away, I heard uluc' ft nere is Alfred 1" His L'Aammi rx . lv , l" aruu!se me 88 from sleep turned and Knnr 1.5a toil c. l- r ; " i 7, oeiore me in an 17 1 1 f Vuwu' f "ew t0 hi,n. nd recollect Z :X t:Lr,p" arra.t0 Pt around his 'f'"eu, -my jost, my dead boy' alive ftnrl in-jf J . " JJ I .K ' vZ 7"T - " P oi my voice. u a i 11,3 Protecng care and mv child a almost- m;t.o,.,i.. , . lJ ,UBl,u,uus wscape. I do nnt x St.u unui air. Southall laid h T y arra said, "Be quiet vou wi.:' . JOur clllld'J rnY him home.- w w myseii 1 asked the peoole Sfei.W n-er behavPedPso j .v.,,., uui me oiessed Lord had been so good to me, wjJenI thought that my son was either dead or in irons on hl LJJl SLou soldier .7und nKoM T OT Dave nad them, but you probably don't know the anxiety they ffe " l.had sU,rtcd he eyes7 of nfanv a w no sioou around. " At this til. .a o ..tl . " v , 6cuiicmin came to me and invited me to his house savin- th.fi.J chn hH u that 'adies ofthVmLL" S8?8' a none r..v IUJ name, i went with hi it ; intended for thair eod. An accident has occurred to one of the Rip Van Wickles to-day, which will render him unfit for service for a short time. While engaged in a play he accidentally broke the big toe on the right toot. JJr. uevane, Army Surgeon, was near by and rendered all re quisite aid. Tn-dav 1 read an extract from the New Yoik World, in which the Editor says that the military spirit is abating in the Northern States. This is true, undoubtedly, as the World is one of the most enthusiastic sup porters of the Kangaroo administration. A few more Bethel, Bull Run and Manassas fights, will convince the 'Baboon' and his Rump advisers, that the subjugation of the Southern people is more difficult than they at first anticipated. As 1 have spun out this desultory commu nication longer than I anticipated at the out set, I will close by saying that I will write again, if this meets with favor. Yours, &C., PETER PENSTAFP, Of the Rip Van Winkles. Please insert the following list of the officers and privates of the Kip Van Winkles for family refer ence : T)r. Oideon M Roberts. 1st Lientenat, W CjUv Bee, Sept 9th, 1861. The u Roughs'! are again at wnip and in good health, but not knowing how lon they will continue so to be. After re turning from the river, the companies usual ly suffer with sickness-chills and fevers, &c. Those who have escapeu m eumo v. companies are tne vzwyw . - j has been the rule with them. It is thought that too great fondness for bathing, for crabs and oysters, has been the principal cause of this sxKness xuu au thorities have very properly issued strict or ders on this subject. I am happy to say that tne cases oi big ness alluded to seem to be very manageable. Our company has received the mournful . , ii? f hn ilnatl Al OTIK 1)1 UUI 11U111- lnieilliJtiUUe "i I'"- . - l ber, left at Suffolk to take care of tne sick 1 On Sabbath 1st inst., Amos Green, one ot thP best men. and one of the most consistent K.ctian T ever knew, bade adieu to this vale of tears, for a higher and holier spher e of life. His kindness to the sick, and his patience in waiting upon tnem, ar i.u ,n.i in .nv knowledge. So much have 1 u nctrainwi to sav. bv the claims of ex- i rrrtV "Let mv last enu oe Ml LeU. Uluiat v. ... v Tn nursnance of orders, the regiment has uaA itaplf inreadiness to march at a minute s ,nroM riavs. An aiieiuot notice, into trees, uild their nest, formu The trees of the fW. ... v. 6. us ol Kana, bice the dust in the balance. h h the accumulation of these toms that produce the solid earth and the everlasting hilk It is thus that gentle, si- an- name II . 1 -v.4fc null j lie asked me my name, led m iM . ne introduced Th .u ... "u"m - w aii Hiir . l . Wishfully at mp " 7 r !"u.una n whom looked think of the goodness of the Lord asked them .liifth " iT . ora. that I upon Him. and to lean . , UJJfc tnom hAiif if i . troubles and now he had restored to bov, and that a day never .!Tv 'night protect him m. and told me in tnanv dav :..v,w.me ray Asked thatCJn.l .'-"CI" peanut! have almighty power. & "'s in the room. A tn-t mLl to eT.er eye the ereatest int IV T " .bQ?me1 o feel joiced that I had found my 'son K, arrU . V t,"- tentlernf.r vumc w me and ast :m. T" founrf k " T " i W the thoucht was rf(nH ' wlloIn she their hearts were m rieU thevt .-I Vr." "ur meetinir. ii, V1,s 111 lQe armv . . ou.n.u uaca. on tne as when we reached 1. still there, waitin- to see V h laTs anything from Alfred. TalA h.e depot, I waved my handkerchief IF t mg he would see it dt ;!r?hief' thin attention, as he was TookinVr Wtnft hia cannon l00?InK " a number of on the steps JSdy to "h'"S ront of me satished who it iZ??, WaS Kerchief to his evP, " " FUfcU,s nana- train as he couli aTT06. m "e.ar him, and your father ook Z U2l'J l and wept freelv. Il r h,m ,n hls arms see hira again. " expected to W B Adama, James Anderson. Jethro Rn bti? rr BUckwell. David J Brock, WHUVCtory Sm A Cherry, Lemiiel Cherry, Blount Creach, Thomas W Crow, ewi9 D Cogdell, Henry B Davis, VmDeaver Ephraim Ellis, John Fisher, iohn G issou Ileiirv f Glisson, Edmund E Godwin,' John B I Gouh EdS Goodman, Lemuel Hardison, Thomaa J Xlardi son K H Uolmet, Jere HinS, Alex Herring, NatEHerrin" lurney Harrell, N G B Jinnette, Joel Jones ThaSl dens Jones James T Jones, John C Kine John T HVneOrlffl Jame KiD Archil" 'Knox, J M Kornegay GnmnLonjr, Cornelius Manninsr W B Martin, Ivy Mazin?o, liobert J Mazing George 1) Mazing, Joseph R Overman, Stephen J VrU-i grti. Price, Wert I) Price, Enoch 'Pric? Willi. R Phi'liipg Aaron Proctor, Joseph V Parnelle, Henry Heaves II Reaves, Randall f Senter, John F Summerl n'-n ms J Summerlin, Osheabnd Taylor, John W Turnae' Jesse J Turaago, John J Underbill Henry J "ffi RaneanAd Se'S"' M WintCr8' Jh E d on this shore of the James, on the part "h mtt-au ui iiiOviiig litniui. Camp Fisuer, Sept. 9th, 1861. Editor Spirit of the Age: Permit me through your columns to say a word for the kind hospitality of some of the generous ne ghbors in the corners of Davidson, For sythe and Guilford. They came down with a long tram of wagons, buggies and carries well laden with alLkinds of luxuries Ind substantial of life, to camp Fisher, near H.gh Point, N. C. This train was accom! panied with kind mothers and young ladies (God bless them) of that portion of the above mentioned counties. They spread before the whole camp a rich repast, and extended to the soldiers of the six companies that are here, the kindest invi tation to partake of this that thtir own hands had prepared for them. The table was spread and on either side the ladies were arranged m single file, fronting each other, and in the rear of them were placed the soldiers in two ranks. Captain J. II. Kinyoun of the 'Yad kin Boys' addressed the ladies in a few very appropriate remarks, and then the command to eat was given and the ladies made a dis tribution to all the soldiers of this well rel ished dinner. We thank God that notwithstanding we are from home and our immediate fami lies, there are some around us thatare mindful of our needs May God remember these kind friends that feed the soldiers of the south KAPPA ALPHA. of the lookinjr Morehead City, Septtrd, 1861. Editor Spirit of, the Age : We were nn expectedly and very hastily ordered ?0 S"s place, and we have had hard times since we left Camp Carolina, near Raleigh, from tZ ehng and fatigue ; but we bea?i paUenfll thnk -f those h6t-headed O O BSaW On thfi Pfirnoro street sometime aero. 1 h. ClOSelV On thP hnrL-o Ar I ct j .t uere, expectins tu find them : and most n.nrt;0i 'i I s lo .1 ,, r-'uwuv iur two or three in-Chatham counts . sr.,A , bahcrbu?donga,Ie bacon but don t give any to the soldiers. T ftl7 f5 with tWs place than I expected, and as for th u. are of the.true grit of the oM NoSsffi They all visit the sick at the hospital. God ttVl ThEJ SaJ thCjr Wil1 Sta h to My friends in Chatham autI reaa t a mmute's notice to defend you. Remember me in vonr ers. We fexoect an affanL- i. . r ? y, and we feel all rigt aai' Our LitUe Colonel Vance h camp we love him dearlv r,A ...V'CU l? confidence in him, and also Lt Col. Bur . i 'ke.fh'm17er7rauch; ne is polite afd' cial with all: in fact we feel blessed ;k noble set of Field Officers. WUh a The Hospital is at present managed by Dr to andSha,01 Chatham coys, and Ur Shaw, of the Moore countv Independent Volunteer Company iS tru ly hope that our h p!rJ:J e tru their wise discretion L !. Trirf i t- Vinci J J . t .v.n, waa (Hweeueu soutnward, and it is the opinion of some that its destination is the coast of North Carolina. It is very pro bable that the enemy will attempt to follow up their recent success at Cape Hatteras I hope the authorities will take prudent and vigo-ous steps to dislodge the vile invaders from the foot-hold they have obtained on Wh Carolina soil. When the news of the ed our regiment we all felt " fighting mad," and felt anxious to be ordered back, that we might have an op portunity of welcoming our new visitors to "hospitable graves." But we must h CK ject to the "powers that be." who no dnnht understand the exigencies of the country better than we do. . Although the company consented to the promotion of Capt. Vance, they gave him up with the profmndest sorrow. Lt. Roberts will be elected to fill his place. Yours truly, ROUGH AND READY. sic transit-no 3. Camp "Bee," Aquia Creek. Va., ) Sept. 9, 1861. Editor Spirit of the Age: By previous permission, I give you a brief account of our Regiment : A detichment under Capts. Foote and Scott arrived at this point on the 38th ult at which place (Brooke's Station) we found eight companies of our regiment under camp. At the time of our arrival, there were nu merous cases of measles and fever ; but for tunately, as regards the fever, the most dan gerous part of the season is passing away watermelons, cucumbers, &c Below I give you the order of the com missioned staff of this regiment-the 1st Reg. o. -troops, under General Holmes Brigade : I guard him, my impression is ;t will be at the door of some dungeon in North Caro.ma. An expedition to invade my Deioveuavc and pillage and destroy, &c, is the thanks 1 get. It's all right-" let him, nf- I see him in the 10th hour and m thelUn we won't forsake him. Our boys are greatly exasperated on ac count of tr.is attempted invasion. It hs ac ted like a charm even on tne sic in iment. Dr. Holt might have made and ad nTnistered pills for a month, and not have done half the good. Companies that he, e- tofore turned out lrom w io iur ua -turn out from 80 to 40. I believe candidly that it is the best thing that could have hap - neneJ for a soldier cannot live v iuiulu element. I heard it remarked by a man yesterday, that he "could whip hve yankees It Bull Run, and fifteen in North Caro ina. If a yankee ever shows his profile in Raleigh, without being, like those cowardly seamps that's already there, taken by force I shall lay down my sword and swear mat cui j is a humbug and independence a thing to be soon forgotten, even admitting that the State is left to her present resources, lhe most o her citizens have guns, bayonets they don t ...i fr it i a fact, that they ran from a charge beyonet at liuu tt-uu ai a y three hundred yards. It's an unnecessary inc imbrance. Take your old guns, and ri fles : pitch forks, scythe blades give " the women oroom sutus auu u-vvu - - not, were I a soap maker, give a up ior an the Yankees that wouiu db ichw uhu yj olina in twelve hours. As soon as they find that all the North Carolinians are not in v ir- m will have but Utue trouoie wuu them, un tne evening oi mciSisi, -" fin-ht had tosome extentrsutisided, one oi our company asked a yankee how he could ac count for their ill success, when the odds were so great in his favor, and he replied, "it would not have been so, if it hadn't been for them Carolines they are all we have any fears about." Another one said, " I'll be d d if there wasn't-a dozen Carolinians in i j v. V 11 ril! tx'A tin,, first to the skill andenergy of our much esteemed Surgeon, Dr. Holt : and c.n,uiw e thorough k-nn l,r r " i vi uiu wormv 1 see plainly that it is not bv far of the tobaoco factories at us. l ar.kce pris oners are quite a curiosity to auu.c...v. now. We remained in Richmond only to ordi ed to Western ir- inia. This command fell heavily on the p:irsot many oi us, as wc x U.,n..raic .Innrtirm where t,U lUtlLliloouQ V .....w.., , v.,Jt.r in hp.trino- of home ana lelal lliC ... O friends. Our whole regiment left Richmond on frv,.crlav An r. 22nd. at three o loch. i. and after a most fatiguing ride on seats with out backs in baggage cars, we armed at Jackson River the terminus of the lrginia Central Railroad, on Saturday evening a little befoie sunset. It required about fifty cars to accommodate us, and so we presenter u. appearance of a moving vihage, began to cross the mountains in ins M. S Stokes, Col ; M. W. Ransom, Lieut. Col. - John A. McDowell, Mai. J H s Miller, Adj. w N. Plem'mS 'n' ? W. llaeket, Cotrimissarv. Our Regiment is situated five miles from the junction of Aquja Crek with the Poto mac, juul the R. Ii running from Fred, ericksburg to Aquia Creek. The whole regiment is comnos nf companies, according to the following order B, Capt Brown: C, of captains : A, Capt Skinner to th Colonel ,r v 1 i-enuer was ever in camp, If thft fill! MnrtK CJ., t . P iiUI Lll pythe fatal ier as well as he. P Pant ti ' ,1 ?rmi ; UaPt- Wright; F, Capt Harold ; G, Capt. Latham; II, Capt Mr Frasier, Capt of the Band. Tho lc f, j -...v. icw uavs arp ni" - fh and doubtless soon to occur. Both forces are tirmly closing on each kM nf th vt mac lwenty vessels are reported lying off Aquia Creek. Prevailing onininn rntviir.i-1 A "iu&t uesperate strusele lust on th A 1 n " Ui -PF'ii. Jvery thmor seems tn nfi,m the belief. Six verv lare o-nna r o aq .) are just leaviner for wpll point on the Potomac, I could tell you, but it is not expedient I will say this much however : that thev are inrnH adethe river at a point only half a mile wide thus cutting off communication from i asnington. About that time Vnn'll heap noise. I am just eoinz to leave with tho. wk ment for Irvin's Point More anon. " Voire Ami" . . DERRICK. Allow me to subjoin the (present) address ot any one m our regiment: Camp ist Reg. N. C. S. Troops, : Fredericksburg Va. m- The Rev, Mr. Grier, formerly of Wil. n s naure state, on the breaking out of the ..-1,1 t . """"-" wie -u..u,,ilin sure she could have made choice of a man better qualified in even, respect to take command of regiment than MTi i"ne' 1 am c"tain, who uuea tne vacuum caused in the ia ui me entire regiment death ot our lamented Fisni II. !- ..'Ill . "c 13 llillll I lt nrm nnnrctA.J i ' . "c,-c"ul"o m nis man ners, unassuming, imposes no duty that cannot be easily performed, makes no de mand that would exhibit the least want of eehng. He can be approached by the hum blest private without the least embarrass ment feeling at the same time that he is approaching ar, friend who does not only know his wants, but spares no pains to pro vide for them. This was abundantly exemPpli hed last evening ,n attending to the solemn duties of burying a soldier. In violation of military etiquette (as some knowing ones say) he took the head of the procession him self, W1th book in hand, and with an exhibi tion of great feeling, performed the reli-ious ceremonies set apart for such an occasion. While this was not "military" to pay such honors to a private, (as has been said in a similar case at this place, by one who I doubt very much whether he would be buried at all it lelt to the soldiers in, the regiment, vet I don t suppose Col. Pendei feels T much com punction of conscience on account of it I shouldn't wonder if, before night, he didn't again perform the same solemn duties for there are now, 1 believe, four dead in camp including one negro. I hope I wbl not be considered as saying too much, when I say that after over two years active service and military experience, that in my own judg ment, I have never seen any man better qua! ihed, in every respect, to fill the position as signed him m this regiment Without an accident I am sure that time will prove all I have said, and much besides. . All I have said of our worthy Colonel, and perhaps more, might with propriety be said of our gallant Brigadier GeS. Whiting See him when you will and you will be struck with his cool, calculating appearance, such as is not common to men, even of higher rank v F.cv..sc ,,, au nis manoeuvres, a man of few words and leaves no duty unperformed that would qualify his Brigade for any eme7 genency. He has Brigadedrill everdayYn the afternoon, while in. the forenoonhe causes the different regiments to nr,,??"?.! skirmish drill: so that h fa f Z w..r' his troops are qualified to rVrrm rduT; assigned them. I could saf much Se con cerning this much esteemed' officer, but have Tw tlme,n0r Spacc" I te yankels show themselves, and he will speak volumS for himself that I could never think oJ . Jf 1 hid. sorne news of interest thai could be permitted to send you. AH I learn v. Ve are ghere enjoy in-our-LL--"-. IthinkinT-shoTt Z:Z oia V11 able to do h "T"1- uu-J't uerever duty calls her - I Understand q J,. ... ' ''rtcr wiu visit; ii lZ: JSWTy0a hewi beamos t wel! come visitor, for our pockets have become altogether useless except to carry tobacco and you know we w oljjcoo, mone7- LIEUTENANT. When we earnest it . ..w... l tnnk- three . and sometimes lour enguiva draw us up and let us down the steep gra ding Our men did not become weary of gaztng on the mountain scenery to which most of them were entire strangers, and some of which along the route is grand ana hPfuitifnl. The buildinsc ot a roaa aiong buui a route must have cost an enormous amount of money. We all enjoyed the sight of the University of Ya. no Utile. That place, instead of bein 'the seat of learning as it used to be, n now a vast hospital for the sick and woun ded soldiers. We would have been very v .v,-o irl si visit to Monticello. dis giau n lit"- . . tant three miles from the Univeisity, and formerly the residence of the great philos ftsnnhpr an d the creat Apostle of Librty as " - . , well as Democracy, n e nave ueeu imuimcu that Monticello is now the property of a Jew, whrt i5 n cantain in the Federal Navy, and consequently in arms against his auoptea home. . Tho. ladies all alonz the load as we passed were waving nanuiiercuiuitj au uj iiuuiiii.b us and in one or two instances we saw some jumping and clapping their hands. These lutter demonstrations oi joy oi cuuisc . the mountain huts on the roadside. We be came so accustomed to the waving of hand kerchiefs, that if we pas-ed a lady who did not do it, we at once pronounced her to be a ton Me took the precaution to load our mus kets, a piece of nrudonfo ivi,; r.. " 7 ,r,eZA auerwata -.ow,tlCu oe unnecessrrv : but wi are sai l to carry their nvt, a. r.i,::.. r . 'ouciiuiB The Uews YJrenweput last week's paper to press, we felt almost "confidehtlhat we slwuld have to announce m wis issue ic w more great battles between our army aal Lincoln's Hessians. Bat up to the previa hoped to be sent WritVig (Saturday) we are without any Su,I, ,ere we would at a(tiees. Our army on the Potomac is almost daily advancing nearer to Arlington Heights and Washington, and skirmnhes are of fie- nuent occurrence, -ine c-uiue-i-.-i-aie 11 floats in view of the Federal Capitol Lincoln's white house is discernible fortifications. Challenge challenge has been given to the vaunting McLellaivl to come out from behinl bis en trenchrtfents and neet our army in battle iit n refuses to-accent the challengt-, lee!- SUre, nO U lUOV, UlUt u iUan,.M veu-ai C5 and from after awaits him whenever the conilict shall take place. But it is believed that the annk are now so near each other, (the pickets being in speaking distance) that a coiliMon cannot much longer be avoided. Any number of rumors have beeen ailoat, since our last, that the contest had really begun, but inch suc ceeding mail would give the quietu? to them. We shall tell our readers all about it when it does take place but not before. The army in Western Virginia is extend ing its lines towards the Ohio and Pennsyl vania boundaries ; and the armies iu Mi-sour, and along the Mississippi are being cn,tmt ly and largely augmented. We slu'.l lair of bloody work in those quarters soon. The Potomac has been blockaded by our army near Aquia Creek cutting off Lincola's water communication between Washiiigtca and the Potomac. Somebody will be hurt there whenever a vessel attempts to pass. All is quiet on the James River aivi it Norfolk. An attack by the iederai luree, icir seats irs of the old Iioman me.i C it n is shimnjr. Peoi,l npw, in., , tT. ," acting prudently at all times. 3 7 We remained at Jackson River until we could gather a sufficient number of waUni o carry our baggage, when we took up?h! line of march on foot across the mountains J e can assure those who never tried S that Thnf a ProdiVr Blow mode of WelinJ Those who are fJrtunat. nr fi,. . V g fate enough to be com o wao-nna . uji me o l)y anymems, find th u,c vuruie uhai oenators. inel'hdTvs'b,1 nly forty miles in eignt dis, but we were detained on tho way some days by unforeseen an 1 nmirroriMj lir. - "'u ... . i.i.v.v.. e a one not can of magnincent hotel tKr Li fI 1 I 1 1 I I 1 I lUilC'lnilii tv. . i now looks quite loni-lv that place, too, like the University W converted into a honh l r ! ' ' s been wounded soldiers o "ff'tt 8ick and While there we saw ab Z if?,""- nnprs nnc. iiuuurea were for ft Wonlr T- .c-f I..- . UUL yet Ule janke,.s ,,.iVt; nut sFiovn themselves. The news from Cape Hatteras and vieiiutr is of a very exciting nature. The Washing ton (N. C.) Dispatch of the 10th, has the fal lowing : ,.A gentleman in town, who left there on Ihursday last, gives us these facts. Col. lliw kins is in command -h is 1,300 men aij bat tew bots cannot make an alvance now says he will be reinforced in two weeks an! then move. He gave the inhabitants ..f th Island the privilege of leaving or of taking the oath of ailegi .nce to support Lin ,l:.'s Government, All but 5 or 0 have Mkeu the oath ! Old Mr. Jennet, a former i epi esenu tive, and several of the prominent men are among them! A Company that had b-a .6a...eu anu onered its services to the fir- ..K!. ve remampd tWrt :..u. nd one day at the Whit Sni.i.;" o " BUli ' lu?T u?Ternor. nd which Warren Window of Vinrinia'n f.r , "r ""fis, i ejected, has been coT. k., h... however. rr.niA ? J.ieiu,S places, kins, and is now in:.rcV,,n.i ... not fail t, " . Pleasur- One Many of them tU T "b; " ' . the war pon this place efits rf?.noth.1"S for them and woul i n ,t nn- LI - I ... . VUL II. enter- s nass on thoii- t-. . l , V "a iy liicrimond. Thir ! captured a few days asro h r.l rine en into the hand? nf nn . r . , i 1 It would doubtless be of service to him tW create on a cotton plantation for a feW Vel" llTGrero from one of the best ol rs. io egiments. W e saw about t.ntr --il" oners pass here (Lewisbur,) yesterday Jand thouih thev woro t?0,i n-.-.i. J 1U to be in fine spirit! O, '? 12. 7?tT of "boyV that fie was to be in fine spirits, remarked to sone ol going to spend the remaining portion of the to promises rirrrp carry them an-avnn h;c vi-..i Ielled to ret-eat. So mnfl. f 'tu'l ble management of the Military Boird Bcuuunz. marandino- niP,,v. i. ...... i -' uau ui v) turn anl if" eoin- lnisira- ken up furniture, burnt the clothing killed the poultry and fat p?gs of those who wo'ild not take the oath. Portsmouth nor Oregon was taken pos session of by the enemy up to that time. ihis information is perfecly reliihle. In other columns will he found all news we have been ablo to gather fro exchanges; a'so a number of letters from our Corresp n lents at Camps of our army. tha m our intcre.stiricr various peasant ot Lorrain, he made the he r case. " We are remainin a bad rr Ji pro ' n an r. T ' t a few days, after which - . loin Flr,vfi rs...i. : " .B5 on io er.. '7r r" "JUlJ iiiver. ne ..hn T"ie L Resolution toa rescinded. The Houses, also th raising revenue, million dollars for th eirislat!ir " tha ti hiring been Sta. kN-TH'1 both v. i. & 1 1 1 1.1 J. ia.lt nr-l . I. . L 'ii ,-"fc."lMl o ' ' pprop e protection of the coa&t of t llA "Nto f . i . yronaeti no part of the amount s spent until President Davis shall r..r,l u - m-jv a u tr Camp 14th EEg., N c. Vols. ) Zewisburg, Western Va.t Sept 5. Editor Spirit of which elapsed, the space traveled over, and the scenes witnessed since the departure of the fourteenth resrimentfrom tril ,i iurnish ample material fnr a cmn but knowing how frightful a thing verbosity 1 , . . ...0 ..uu vjuii. oux and lnc tt..:j-.' in the Kanawha Valley. We wil no each him before the 10th in.4 A f. . " ,, " rfc.h march we will be in the state of K.n,i..- r which Carlisle of Wheeling nob.H.tu great man. We have hwn ,M a ,f " that between us and Gen. Floyd, the Union m are not sufficiently nunieroaa to be for. A few days ago we heard of the success of Picayune Butler's magnanimously projected scheme on the coast of North Carol na On receiptor this news several of our regiment thought their presence much needed at Ze and insisted that we should return. We ceeded ,n convincing them that North lina would be attended to. If nothing ocJu we reach our place of destination . SeveS of our regiment are now on the sick iS . J bulphur Springs yesterday. FLORUS has passed both me nonsense! Houses i. tr T r..i . -""'6Bi'n.sa;H vc oiana Senators. A bill has l-pn ri utho.mns tL tirthefW authorizing and instnj.: tmg the Governor to pay all vnW,..,. r T ... . ii,eir enlistment to th c the State to that ofih 'r th" Serv,ctJ ffttlpraf i .... w lnet"1 iso a oi 1 aifK.- I .ccu.ts in order to fill UD L "7 f,c org,n,7ad, whose numb "scatter oe aiminnhed hr I imu uas aiso If en r j . : inn. itn 17- 11 Mi J a ' 1 f ' ". f ajeueviiie anuyriorcnc - APFwroa-Lieut Bry.n Whitfield. 0f Alabama, who died recently in Richmond, of Typhoid fever, had been married but three b 7hKnihe beaUUtul and acm-pllhed- bride - for Virginia. TT.,.: rL: . illness she started for Richmond to join him, but only arrived , T. ability and promise? J s n.01 great lseasc :e railroa,! ItFSinvlTlnva I). I nas res..' his position as aid to fov. Clark, on ,mt of ill health. L. O Branch has resigned the Quartermaster id Paymaster.General ships; and Wm. Jlinston, Esq, the Com-missary-Generalshik Death or as Eminext Mak. The Hon. Willie P. Mangum died at his residence in Orange, N. C, on Saturday. fne Legislature paid a tribute to the memory of the distin guished dead on Monday last.