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and cooked rations, started to Staunton on the morn
ing of the 18th in charge of 1,984 prisoners. The liatanco from Winches to Staunton is 92 miles. The road is very good'; runs up the valley of north Shenanedoah, wjiich is one of the most love ly countries that I have ever seen. The land is very rich in the. valley, which is surrounded by the most magnificent mountain scenery thaj, is in the south.1 The citizens are generally strong. "secessh," and are as kind to tho rebel soldiers as they cain be, giving them milk, butter, cheese, vegetables, &c., at every town; and also the farmers along the road would sell us chickens at the old price 10 to 15 sents. We hal'cd-at Staunton on the evening of the ,23d,, were relieved of our blue coated charge on the 2-ffh. Half of our Regiment were detailed to guard them to llichtnond, while the remainder Jy around the camp as lazy as so many hogs'; some sleeping, some read- imr t Violr Ttihlna Knrrtrt Wtitinfr luf tors ttru SMTlfl tiidxr uhnut their loved ones at home. On the 28th 'Vc look up a lino of march on our retuji to Winchester, which place wc reachecf on the evening of the 2d July. On the 4th we received or ders to join our -Brigade in. charge of an ordnance train of 30 wasons as soon as possible. We march- j -a. a i i j a t . "' rtct mues peraay,;uu we reacneu.tneir omac, raere we met the wagons belonging to Gen. Lcje's whole awny coming back, with orders to us tocroso tho nver and guard them till they were all safe across the river on the Virginia side. There were about '4,000 wagons and some 1,600 hocses and mules to cross, and only one small terry boat to cross mtne river oein swollen considerably from the recent rains. We had just got-tho men all over when we were attacked by$ the enemy s, cavalry. bkirnnsnin; commenced between a part ot our Regiment and a part of the 58th Va., with the caval ry dismounted, about 3 o clock on the evening of the Cth. Soon a heavy column of dismounted cavalry was seen advancing from the direction of Boonsboro'. We had a small battery of horse artillery and one section of the Washington artillery, which opened on them with a deadly fire before they got their guns in position. While the firing was going on, General Imboden sent out a squad of stragglers, and I was getaneu to taKo cnargo ot them ana was sent to the right to dislodge the sharp shooters, who had taken shelter in a house and barn and were killing the norses ana men oi our oattery. l siauea unaer com mand of a Lieutenant Colonel, with two other com ' panics, under a heavy fire of shell, grape and minnie "ball 8. About 25 of my stragglers, being dismoun ted "Va. cavalry, were too cowardly to stand fire. 1 hey run, leaving me with only 25 men to fight. We a'dvanced in line of battle across a wheat field, some 200 yards. Here was the hottest fire that 1 have ever seen. I lost 12 out of my 25 men, killed Culpeper, Va., Aug. 1863.. Editor Spirit of the Aye : You will pkase publish m your paper the following lkr. nf j casualties in Co. I, 26th- Reg. N. C. T.. du ring ine campaign in Pennsylvania and Ma- Killed, July lPrivates G II Sudderth, Wm Collins, Levi Laney, J VV Matney, A S McGuire, Joseph WiUoiu Wounded Capt N Q Bradford, severely in breast and arm Sergt J M Houck. severely in head? r,nril Jas Barnes, in thigh, S T Dula. slitrht R M piair, siignt. rrivates J U Chandler, badly in hand ; Uruise, severe in arm ; W Ern. and wounded, who stuck to me.- But after we reach ed the fence we gave them such a salute that they will hardly forget it soon. They soon limbered their- battery to the rear and left in the same direction they came. Our loss considering the forces engaged, was Very heavy. We had some of Imboden's cavalry who behave I badly, and had it not been ,for the few infantry three very small regiments ot infantry A W Felts, M Gibson, .severely in ankle; II Qipson, arm broken. T H Hartley, severely m leg; a o nan, li Holder, J U Holder, se , n iioinen, i iioiaen. se verely in leg ;. E B Henren, W L Jones, S P donnson tnign broken; James Lanev, Levi .axion, severely m thigh ; li W Alarley, slight; V MPiercy, severely in ankle ; Jas Robinson, thigh broken ; J M Simmons, se verely in lej; J C Summerow, in'neck; J Tolbert, in had. 6 killed, 28 wounded Total 34. . July Zd Wounded Privates A D. Mar tin, J Stallings, GSummerow, P Summerow, Wra Wilson. Missing Lt J C Greer, 1st Sergt J ABush, Privates J S Bradshav, E B Barnett, AS Caiaon, J Friddle, F Prestwood, U Stalings, Wm Siler, M Taylor. 5 woun ded, 10 missing Total 15. ' July 14A Missing Sergts Jas Orfor J E Greer; Privates M Bush. J S Mabf. v. ML Prestwood, Thos Pennell, Thos Sim-' mons, R Small, Eli Setzer, A White, J T White, M Watts. Total in Co. Kilied 0, wounded 33, missing 10 total 49. Capt Bradford, Sergt Houck, Privates W L Jones, S P Johnson and Jas Robinson, were left in the Hospital near Gettysburg. They were not able to be removed. Those missing on the 3d were all certain ly killed or severely wounded, they were lost in charging a stone wall, which we failed to take and were compelled to retire, leaving our killed and those wounded so they could not walk, in tho enemiss Bands. Those missing on the 14th were taken prisoners ; few if any of them were hurt; they were taken near where we ciossed the Potomac on our return to Va. Most of them were exhausted fiom marching all night through ruud and ran, the wortu I have ever ; seen at this season,of the year. . Several others of my company were slight ly wounded that I have not pnt on this list, they are on duty. M. B. BLAIR, ' : ... IstLt Co. I, 26th N THE YEEY LATEST KEW3. I:hmo5T, Ans. 7 Official d?patcft tn-lay Uite AiSthe vankee fl;iiiU Daased lJTkiifi, on it way the rivir. Monitor and one gun' oat, ma riaily damaged by the tanuonwiirH; to which tney ert sabjected beluwr Cbaffla'u Bluff. " b ynkee oird tbe pnnboat were greatly terrified wlwn thn tploaionof the torpedo touk nlace. and namoer juld have been picked off by f harpshortter. ;fiAKLETOjr, Auir. (j. But little firing n-day, ard 'rietlv from our mortal against the enemy's workup Wties. Last night we captured a Yankee barje eou ' viaing a brass howitzer and ten marine. - We kiileu 4yersu of the crew of ttte bare. No n onr aido. i Sty barge beloDsed to the Yankee frigate Wabash. icaaosn, Aug. 6. Artoth-r cavalry 'fit tit i ;ujrfl at Brandy Station .on th 4th.inen a rfdy of .Stuart' cavaTry a.nd Beckj;i - atiiiery .-dlhrce brisdea of Yanlen cavalry wii"h twelve ieeca of Pttii!ery. The figbt lasted from 2. o'clock f nKi cij;h, aqd th nmy wre drive'i' within m !iTe of ihe Rai)haunock. Our l"t, d killed a,ud 3 wmn led. . i i " . . "t- Xater rrcrn the North rnd - rnr:ipr. 1 l?iciiMOKD. Anjrust 5. FJ? trnce lat :it City -ttli!t to-day, nnnirs 'he Ise'iork 1 v:sr the .i d. 4ljcoln has jesntd an order neclariur that lh- law or etaliation shall Imj fully carried out ; for every snldit-r :iled in the vio'ation of the laws of whr, .1 rcb-1 ol- tir rtll be executed, and if n b ack fldiiT ho'is ti- ek priHouer be iold into slavef v, a rhtl o'im will , confined at hard labor on the pnbllc works and btre continue until the black be lilvritcd. , tSfankee accounts. of the bnl t ie at Braudy Station r brief, but admit a heavy loirtj. . --'heiTiiiEa' (Miva: " From interior towns, In this - jQtte as well as the New Errand States, we hear that tre than half of tho.46draftcdrill paj the txemp- ilu fee. .' . -. . Whe AitnicA at New York brinja European advice -??the22nd. " . . , i I'he British Pa rHament expected to ndionrn on tho ,?h. Th(j news of the gnrrendcr of Vicksburj: and h result of the battle of Gettysburg eanfed conoid fable excitemeift in England. The ondon ,Times ..Uy articles of the1 il"t, says th." news received is ijixed with a felinir l surpVise. diipto1ntDH'Ht and satisfaction, yurprise at the eu.ldeu cutUipse of Vick " uirgand its defence ; disappointment at the removal (Wing to the retreat of Lee, of .-ill prospect of nit ear , termination of the war, and satisfaction fu con- Sniplvtius;thc wisdom shown by tKngland in not . av- ;ig prematurely yielded to the rtccnt prefii.ire for "cognition of the Conlederate States. ' -. . - W . . . n..r w w -. vt i . .: - tuiiU Auumucre .never i-j'sv.i: ;i iiuie in our history .when unanimity, wa-j so 'much Qeeded as now. Ihe people should be of. raden, Esq., of Dinwiddle Conut Virginia, cribing remarkable cures in his family of Editor Spirit of the Age: It will be gratifying to the families of the following named prisoners who are now at Fort Dela . ware, to learn f their whereabouts. Please cive me space; and I will mention those from ' alh'aU Ima Ufpw igHbfdqa--yrcrat 4mryhi CptT:B 15li-rtth;,ls etToia llichtntnrdOtrt- wounded soldi 1 C. Re?. hers. On the 11th we joined our Brigade near Hagers- town, Md.,.lay in line of battle until Tuesday night 14th, when the army commenced re -crossing iu two places, one part at Falling Water and the others at Williamspert. Generals Longstreet and Hill crossed on a Pontoon at Falling Water, and Gen. Ewell cross ed at a ford above Williamsport. I had the pleasure of wading the Potomac, and being' rather low in stature, it came very near swimming me. But we all got-over safe without being pursued. Since then we have been marching over and around the mountains, catching squadrons of yankee cavalry, until yester day we stopped at this place, near Madison Court House they say to rest awhile. I hope it is fo, lor we are as near worn out as we can wall be. II.VL. ine people snouiu ue ot. one mind of one will,ofone purpose. Ltying aside Sectional, social and pohtieu difference i rioritig all prejudices and feuds and wrangling 4-vve must as one man, do i the harness for work before us. We must whp this fight," and the way to d it is to pull together. Nobody will deny that the lask id no light one no holiday business but, with a fixed determination to win, that there shall he no ;suc.h word as fail in our vocabulary, the dy will be ours. One man working for dear lite in the cause, while his neighbor hangs D3ck and does nothing, will never do. Pull togeth er,men! puil steady, even and true. Move for- j ward, 'shoulder to- shoulder, never faltering J never wavering. With this singleness ot" purpose and the zeal and energy which a just cause always inspires, Peace may. shed her benign inuuencepvjer our rountryt.ftooner 3,700 1S0XES '" -C?.THE S0UXHLU5 HEPATIC ! luive been onltml i.ione day. Wherever known the!c use contihnes. -WiUiuot pufflng, they h.v saiueU ground by tlteir real valuer r 2" More than fiTe nun tired persons are known to hae been cured by these l'ills. - , . . Thib excellent family medicine is recommended t)f Jhe propr.etoras yot-d only for Diseases of the liver. His correspondents tay that they alo.enre Billioug Kheumati!ai, rueuruuuia, Uiilla and Fevert, Billion Fevers, Piles and Worm. Thejaro a perfectly aalo medicine. Peter Va after dcucrihhiy Billions RhenmatiMn aud PJenrisv.aays : My Uoc- Uir'a bill has bueu heretofore from 115 to $200 per year. 1 have used th- m these pill for my family, which coutuu ol eighteen w hite and ovlored.and have . . not called iu a Doctor. This is a treat iviig. They certainly are the best family medicine eTer diacov- cred." ' ' - " ltev. John W. Potter, of Greene county, North Car- olina, had sall'ered tclv year from a diseased liver, which th physiciaus had not been able to cure. Ha jjs: 1 cuiumouced takiu the Hepatic- Pillawlta . no confidence in thcin. Tin y ucted like a charm ou uie. From t hat hour 1 have improved, lhaveperee Vered in their use until now, by God's blessing, I am well and hearty, 1 had a negro man. who, as! believe, . v as saved li oai death by a dose of these -Pills. Jty Doctors bill was annually from $100 to$'AX), DUt i have had no nse for a iuysician.ince." . The great tax and the lmuicuce increase in the cost , of ingri'dien compels tae proprietor to pat up tho ' price, or stop the lnaunfacuro of the Pills. They aro no more, proatable now than when lie bold at one lhird thece rates. . Price $1.5U a box; 15 a dozen. A still greater deduction, will be made to Druggists. For $13, a rt;u boxes will be sent to any part of the L'ouled tracy prepaid. .Tkose who desire lees thau a'd zcu boxes will apply to the Druggists. Ca- muet al ways accompany orders. Address ' . 30 tf Gis-O. W. DEEMS, Wllso", N. C. To th8 Soldiers of tke Confederal ctattes- r After more than two years of a warfare scarcely -rqualNd in the number, magnitude, and leaiTul car-.-'-n..ge el its batttles ; a warfare in' which your coura"' 1 and fdititude have ilia stiaied your countiy and at tracted not only gratitude at home, but ajmira'Uoji nnroad ; your i-ueriiies continue a struggle in which onr Unal triumph mut be inevitable. Lnduiy elated with their recent successes, they imagine that teiapo rary reverses uia quell your spirit ur shake your de- termination, and tuey are noWijatderiug ntavy nuts- sos for a general Invasion, iu the vain hope that by a ? desperate effort, buccesa mayatleuyth ho reached. " You kiMw-too well, ray countrymen, Vlutj.tiey mean by success. Their malignant rago niu tluith- -; inj less than the extermination of jouim Ivi-s, your wives, and children. Tkey seek ta a. sk.oy what , they cannot plunder. They propose as the Spoils of vicaory, that yonr homes shall be partitioned amon" the wretches whose atrocious cruelties have stamped infamy on their Government. Tin y design to incite servile insurrection and I i'ht the fires of incendiar ism wherever tliey cm reach your homes, and they debauch tnc inferior race, hitherto docile and content ed, by promisiHi indulgence of the vilest passion, as the price ol trrachery. Coiiclous of their in liiillty to prevail by legitimate warfare, not dmu to make peace lest they should be hurled from their eats of power, Jhe lm-H who now Vule in Washington refuso even to confer On the. subject. of putting an nd td outrages winch disgrace our e, or to litea toa t.ij;- ' gestion for conducting tho war accerdiagto Uie usagea of civilization. . .s Fellow-citizens, no alternative is left you out victt? ry r bUbjaj;atioii, slavery aixl the utter ruin of your-se've-, vour family and joureountry. The victory is within your reach. You ncd but stretch forth yenr hands toiap it. For tius nd, all that is necessa ry" is, tiat those who are called td the field by every motive that can tnpve the human heart, should prempt- ly rt-'P11" lo P';t oi amy, snouia stand y their V;a., Camp of the 11 m Reo. N. C. T " . Near Culpeper, Editouof TnE Spirit of the Age: As I find that many of our friends are very much troubled from the fact that they cannot learn the true statement of the late fighting in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and perhaps some are very anxiously waiting to hear from their friends in the army,and as many of our brave boys have been unfortunately deprived of the privil ege of writing, I will speak for them. I would be happy to give you the full history of our trip to Penn svlvania. and tho casualties of our whole regiment, ' , , . , i i r.: j a. but 1 am unaoio to uo so,at present;, uur regiment suffered very much at Gettysburg and at -Williams-port, but I have never ascertained the loss of any but our own company. . Casualities of Co. B. llth, N. C. T. at Gettysburg, Pcnn. on the first and third of July Killed Wra Duckworth. Andrew Mornson, Harvy Shufler. Wounded 2d Lieut P A Warlick, in left shoulder ; Sd Lieut E W Dorsey, right leg shaCtered below the knee ; Ord Sergt J M Duval, in thigh ; SergC; J G Warlick, in jaw and thigh ; Sergt .J P Michaux, slightly in finger; Sergt W McGimpsy, irfknee ; Corp R W Carlton, in shoulder ; Corp SD Wakefield, in foot ; Privates P B Anthony, in ankle ; G W An drowc S A ttristol. M Branch. Jas Cannon.-R Cars- well, Jnp Cook,' J N Duckworth, Jno Kincanon, W S Landis, J Livingston, A A Morgan, S B . Moore, M Person, W S Patton, W A Smith, L Singleton, A S Swmk, Jno Shufler, Jas Williams, E F Walker, A P Warlick. Missing Capt M D Armfield, Corp R J Ilcnesa, Corp II PaTks, Privates Adam Pucket, P . Teams, G L Staccy, S Branch. Captured at Williamsport 1st Lieut Thos Parks, Sergt J P Michaux, Corp II II Galloway, Privates J Parks, Alfred Perry, P W Morgan, L B Harris, J W Crawley, II Smith, Alvy Smith, James Smith, Wm Shutler, D. Shufler, James Andrews, D A Caus by, Wm.Bever, Jno Clark, J Bowman,. Jas Court ney, D Griffin, Jas Griffin, B L Davjs, S'S Single ton. The remainder of our company are smartly jaded from the heavy marching, but seem to be in fine spir its considerirrg the hardship they have had to bear. T. C. F.r Co. B. llth Regt N. C. T. belonging to the 52nd, Regiment. Serg't John H Nichols, Serg't R F Gib son, Corp'l Saml C Crouch, Corp'l, J V WadeV Privates D W Baldwin, M Baldwin, Calvin Shepherd, W S Roper, J S.rickliu, W Moore, OrvH Ilarvell, Anderson Driggees R C Webb, '4obn Webb, John Hastey, and . R James Powell, ofGeu. Pettifjfrew's staff. m -Lcannot tell wiro 'he following nauujd prisoners are. Tney. .were wounded and 'sent to some other place: Capt B F Little, Lieut. M R McDonald, Privates S C McDon aid, B. Hiuson, James Mann,. . Privates W Frank Sandford,. WR Cov- ington and Thomas Woodard are hoV at Pe tersburg, Poplar Lawn Hospital ; were deliv ered at City Point August 1st. This "will be information thankfully received, by. their lo. latives. W F. Sandfokd! . Co. E. 52nd Regt. N. C. T. Fayetteville Observer please copy. is won 1 cwinr ides now in front ol the foe, and thus Boatrenrtk en tW armies of the Confederacy m4 to ensure success The aid now abseut from their postftwould, if reseut pull, and a pull altogether," and: the victory. . Richmond, August 4: Authentic accounts relative to the battle of Manass Gap, 23d, state that Wright's brigade, afterabout three hours fighting, was compelled to fall back about four hundred yards, but rallied and in turn drove the enemy back, completely routing them, and held the position until relieved after night. Oar loss, one hundred and sixty.five killed, wounded and missing. The enemy's loss must have been five tiriies the number, including many field officers, who were seen to fall from their horses. , General Ewell, in hiss repot t to Lec, com pliments the brigade very highly for their gallantry. , The following promotions havo .recently, been made : Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Lee, of South Carolina, Major General; Col. ,0., F. Strahl, 'Tanncssee, Col. Jarueji, Deshlcr, Alabama, CoL 'Lawrence, L. Baker, North Carolina, Col. Lunslord L. Lomax, Col. P, D Roddy, Alabama, Brigadier Generals. Nothing from Fredericksburg to-day by the train, except that there are no Yankees in tha,t vicinity. OBITUARY. Five line? will be published gratis; but for every additional line of writing, teir cents must be sent or the obituary notice vvi4l not be inserted. , Wo never ' send bills'1 fr ,ucu se.rvice ; the money must ac company the article. ' i . - Among the many brave eus of North Carolina who fellia the recent oattles iu Pennsylvania, iiom de serves more praise than private W. F. Kjntslf vapi.fliauiy s Danery. J3.ver cneenni hdq H.iniiino oi success, none were lounu more useful liiau our friend, ' Fiiank' in any and every emergency. 11c eahited in the earlypart of the. war, and after dis charging his wiiolk duty, fell mortally wounded on the ad of July, near Gettysburg. . His last w,.rJs te a friend were "Tell my wife 1 died atluypost.., He leaves a wife and au- only babe in Baluiu, a brother in our army, andau aged mother in Bcantort, Carteret . County, to mourn his loss. .May he rest iu peace. ' . Af. Died, on board steamer New York. iut as it lan- ,'ded at City Pint, S. M. Ivey, Private Co. X, 52d N. 1 0. T. He was captured as pritouer of war at Get tysburg, Pa. lie was a ood man and faithful colder. VV. J. SA.N1JPOKD. Died, at Hickory Tavern, Catawba eountv, N. C, on the 19th, July, Mrs. Emma C , wiic of. Dr. A. D. Lindsay, in the 22d year of her age.' Sue was a pi ous.and conaisteut memher of the 1. K. Churcti from her youth ; in her death tbe church and relatives have" sustained an irreparable loss ; but to her, death was a gaia, foe iu her last moments the manifested a de sire to depart and rest with her Saviour. VV. P. 11. Thos. SaHdford.Shuford, ot Oleaveland county, N. C, was killed atthe battleof I haaceliorsville, in Ins twenty-fifth year, by a ball passim: throit'i hi head. May 3d, lt('3. Oh, how suddenly bwept away! What a quick transition from time W eternity! What a contrast in the change ! froni the batt,e-fldd to etr nityin a moment ; from the cjash ot arms and the thundering cannon, we hope to the quiet an . peace ful abode of blis. He entered-the lervice of hid country in Co. li 34th xN. C. T., two years ago. Uia first, hard righting was near liiclimond, w here hi fersc Captain fell; and without "being hurt or sick, he passed through all the battles, hard marching, nnd urduous duties to Maryland and back up to Chancel- lorsville hght, where he was suddenly cut down! But the brave young man has gone where lighting i no more, for his Captain says he was the bravest of the brave. He was a member of the Methodist E. Chnrch for eight years, a youns man of sound intel lect, good morals and of undoubted veracity ; indus trious babits, and piously inclined, and an earnest seeker of experimental religion ouie time previous to entering the service of uis country. I this we have hope, that he is among the blessed of God. His comradfs loved him. In his death tuey haeloeta frieud, his country a bravo p'oldier and his parents a noble son ; their com fort and bope of after yrs. The Lord comfort the bereaved pnes. 1jil. W. A. Clarke. your The IftxiMATDJi of Intemperance. No man and no woman is safe who has once formed the habit of looking to drink for solace r or cheerfulness, or comfort. While the world goes well they will likely be temperate; but the habit is built, the railroad to destruction is cut ready for us-, the rails are laid down, the station-houses erected, and the train is on the line waiting' only for the locomotive; it comes to us, it grapples us, and away' we go in a moment, down the line we have been years constructing, like a flash of lightning, to destruction. . ' . fe'0.rr.hnf ahaon are actuaieu ny unwillingness to rve their country hut that many have found it difficult to resist the temptation of a -vi.it to tlni r homes and the loved ones lroni whoin th?y have .been no long separated that others have left tor tcit.jQrary attention to their aliair?, with the intention-of returning, and then have MiruHk lroni the conn qvcuce i;f their violation of duty ; that others, again, lure lelt their post fer aare reftltsaness and dsire ot change, each quieting the up'n aiding of his conscience, by persuading himself t hat hi individual service could Dave uo influence on the giiitraivsult. -: These iff fother causes (although far less disgrace ful tnau fctjSlesire to nvobi d iner, or to escapelrotti the BacrihSSs required by patriotismjare, neverthelesi grievous faults, and place the cause or our beloved country, and of everything we hold dear, in iminent eril. I repeat that tbe men who now- owe duty to their country, who have been called out and have not yet reported fojr duty, or who hav absented them selves from tneir post, are sufficient in dumber to- ee turu " ncLoiy in uv uirugie now lmpmnllng. I call on you, then my coutrmen, te hasten to camps, in ooeqience 10 me aictatee of honor and of amy, ana summon tuoso wno have abemed' them selves without leave, or who have remained absent beyond the Kriod allowed by their furloughs 'to repair without delay to their respective commands, and I do hereby dec are that I grant a general par doi: and amnesty to all officers and men within the Confederacy, now aWnt witheut leave, who shall with the least possible delay, return to their preper post of duty ; but no exeuse will be received for any delay beyond twenty days after tbe first publication of this proclamation in the State in which the absen tee may be at the date of the publication. -Thia tm i.esty and pardon saall extend to all who have been accused, or who have been convicted and are under going sentence of absence without leave ur desertion, except thgse who haw been twice convicted of de uertion. , -t - Finally, I conjure my countrywomen, the wive mothers, sisters and daughters of tho Confedeiacy--tonse-theii allpowerful influenceln aid of this call to add one crowning sacrifice to thoe which their patriotism nas to ireeiy anu constantly offered tneir country aitar. and to take care that none owe service m tue neia shall be sheltered irom the disgrace of having deserted thii their farailes, to their country, and to their God." ui ven under my hand, and the Seal of v ine Vvouicaeratc states, at .Richmond, this 1st day ot August in the y art.fjour Lord v -1 oue tuuusond cigbt hundred and r-ixty-three. 'v,f?. , JJSFFERSUN DAVIS. J. P. on who at home their duty to It. 8. By tho jPresident : Dexjahil Secretary of State. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT NORTH CAROLINA, f Adjutant Cejjkbal's Office (Militia.) Raleigh, August 3, 1863. J Gesekal Ordek, No. 17. . f I ALL COMMUNICATIONS ON MILITARY .MATTERS INTENDED FOR HIS EXCELLEN CE the Governor, must be written and sent to the Ad iuUut General, who will lay them before the Gover nor to answer. . II For the present, the Governor declines to issue any exemptions from home defence duty, and all ap plications for uch exemptions, to ensure attention, must be forwarded through the commanding officer of the Regiment, with his approval. By order of Gov. Vance : . R. S. TUCKER, Mi j. and A. A. A. Genera) CONSCRIPT OFEICE, ) -Caup Holmes, August 5, 18GJ. J GekeuaJ. Ordees, No. 17. "rN ACCORDANCE WITH TUB ABOVE rROC . llamat ion of amnesty and pardon by the President, an earnest invitation is extend! to all persons absent without leave lroni the army, lo report themselves at the. Camp of Instruction immediately, to be forward ed to their regiments- - All good citizens are instruct ed to use every means in their power to prevail upon persons of the class named to return to their dirty. -They will be welt treated and past offencjis forgotten. Transportation will beffarnished to their commands. But it must be distinctly understood that after tbe expiration of the time set by the President, the most vigorous measure lathe power of tbe Government will be instituted for the arrest and paeUhment of all absent from their commands without leave. None . need expect to e ad longer tbe service which they justly owe f o their country. Let them report at once to their Militia officer to be sent td camp, or come 1b "" person witboat dwlay. II. A camp of Instruction will be opened at Camp Vance," uear Morganton, u the lfta of August. All persons subject to conscription in the 6th anddOtm Districts wtil report to Capt. James C. MeRae. lorn, mandin-Camp Vance. PETER MALLETT. Commandant of ContcripU for N. C.