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THE AMERICAN UNION.
MARTINSBURG, YA., SATURDAY EVENING, JULY C, 1861. NOTICE ii berobj given to all porsens not to sell any intoxioating liquor to soldiers on any occasion wbatover. lijr order of MAJ. SPIER, Proroit Marshall. July 5, 1861. NOTICE-?r?rs#n? having infermatien of importancein reference to the operations of the army under Goner.il Patterson, are re quested to send the same to Capt. William B Sipes, editor of the "American Union." A re sponsible name must in all cases accompany tko communication. TERM8 Of PUBLICATION, Tit "American Union" will be is??od daily when the movements of the arm/ render this posdble. It will bo sold at tho offico nt TWO CENTS P1H COPY?the proceoda to bo devoted te the payment of the expenses of tho office. Not more thaa ten copies will bo sold to oneporsoa. WHERE ARE THEY ? We have been looking over the returns of the late election held in Berkely county, in which tho issue was Uniou agairst Se cession, and the resnU shows a clear major - itj of more than one thousand votes cg iinst tho present unnatural rebellion. When it is coQiidered that this heavy Union vote fM polled in the midst of many disidvan ? tagns, it cannot be doubted that at loast three-fourths of tho citizens of this county are "for tho Uniou and Constitution. Suoh a preponderance ought to bo conclusive, and if it is not so t^io fault is evidently vritk tho dominant party. In a country like ours, where liberty is more than a name, three-fourths of tho people of a community cannot be controlled by the re maining one-fourth, and it would be a rea ?onable expectation to find Berkely coun ty, Virginia, as firm for the G-overnment as the most loyal oounty of the North. Where now is this large Union major 1? ty ? They are no longer under a reign of \ terror. They are not now crushed to the %rth by a rebel band of soldiery, oon v ro.^lod by unscrupulous leaders. Why , in, ?houJd t&ev' QOfc riaeia fcheir streaSfch * \ co^rinoe the w ?f th?ir loy*lty Sam 9 r? not dispose d If^ 1>lrif, M totafc "Parn, ? m the iiiemfti org^O'Ve for their owfc n crratofl/ ?*d thus parent tho hmW*ti0 Of bWQg ^pireatly onVajred by a hand h fal- of traitorj. This, in juitioe to them sslrek "d ^eir principles, they ought to de; aflv 1 assuredly can do. Fa. thers, io?v and brothers hare been pressed into the rebeJ "my. Shall they now be permitted to six^' beoause thojo at home who are oonneofoJd with them by every . frond of sympathy, are governed by a crim frc tht jeo am f/o'i nf iniCl inactivity ? Every Union man in Virginia shQuld now take a determined ataud for their rights, aud if they will do thia, the curie of civil war which now ho vers over the Old Dominion will soon be removed, and traitors will be driven to the Bwamps of the extreme South for a refuge. ? While the battle between the rebel for ces and the Union troops was progressing, on the 3d instant, Company K, of the first Wiseonsin Regiment, was deployed as skir mishers on one of the wings. When the order was given to call the men of this com pany in, one of them at the extreme end oi the line evidently did not hear it, and was in consequence, left alone in the woods.? He undertook to rejoin his cemradea, but missed the way, and soon came upon a Re giment resting in a field. Of this he in quired: "Can you tell me where the First Wisconsin is?" "No," was the answer, "but you can board with us for a short time," and th.e young Badgor found himself a prisoner. He had unfortunately gone to a Regiment of robels, and with them he re mains. His eaptors have dubbed him ' 'The live Yankee," aud if report is to be credited he gets along quite comfortably with them. Rrturhinu Home.?There are now with the army at this place many persons who have fol lowed it across the Potomac with the hope of reaching their homes in Virginia from which they were bauished by the Rebel soldiery.? Many of these exiles have left wives and chil dren at the mercy of the rebels ; and in some instances all the property they possessed in the world has been destroyed. The only crime charged against these sufferers was that they would uot give up their love for the Union and aid in its destruction. Such tyranny as they have experienced would have been worthy of the triumvirate, in the worst days of the French revolution. Healtu of the Army.?It is somowhit iomarkable that notwithstanding the hard marching our men havo had to undergo, and the extremely hot weather of the past few days, the health of the Army is excellent less sickness prevailing in the different Regiments then has been known at almost any former pe nod of their servic?, This pro7es that the Army is made up of the right kind of material, and that in the dis charge of a duty so noble as that in which theyare now engaged, hardships and pri ons can be endured without flinching. ktiu ?An order has been isSued 0 Department which states Sl/rtEBfc i. x. x. i ' ^ulatjons upon the sub ? 'b0 W? ' of sutler, in th. , 0 ei'3tmg -eeforth tbe ftp of th. appoiatmeo. 1 S.orttar; are rescinded, War, I SKILL AND U It AVERY. "While the army was ou the march to this placi on the 2nd iust., a private in the Thjri Ilegiment, P. V. had his arm drend fnllj shattered by the accidental discharge of amusket. Dr. Jackson, the Surgeon of the Xegimeut, without a moments delay had the founded man carricd of the road, and undtr the shade of a tree amputated the liuih The soldier Btood the operation with oat wincing, and after it was concluded was asked how he felt, "liully," ho an ?ivered, "but very hungry. Can't somebody give me something to eat." Such is the aetal which composes the Union army.? When can it be couquered ? '? SYMPATHY OF EUROPB. Late dispatches received in Washington show an improved disposition iu England. From Frauoe the "MoniteurV article, which afforded bo much joy to the seces sionists,has boen explained away,Jto the evi dent satisfactioQ of Secretary Seward.? From all northern Europe, Spain and Italy, the most hoarty and sincere expressions tf sympathy for the United States, ia the present contest, are furnished to this gov ernment. No privateers will be permitted to enter into any foreign ports. From all these accounts there is rejoicing in official quarters,that seeession is dead and buriid ia Europe. Capt. Gerard of Company F. 7th Regt. Pa Vol., while on Picket duty on Sunday last, took fifteen of bi3 men, with Lt. En right, and advanced about one mile beyond the lines of our army. He there discover ed a guard of the rebels, consisting of three mounted men, whom he succeeded in oap turing, together with three horses, four sa bres, two rifles, one musket, two revolver, and eno horse pistol. Capt. Gerard and his company have displayed great coolness and courage, and the distinction they have gained has been well merited. To Washington.?Martinsburg is distant seve nty-seven miles from the Federal Capital. The road connecting the two points leads through Bome of the moat fertile and beautifal portions of Virginia, and abounds with histori cal interest. Whon the Old Dominion boasted of her loyalty to the Constitution and the* Union, many of her statesmen resided in the counties bordering the Potomao, from the mountains to the Cheaapeake Bay, and it will be a noble work to drive traitors from localities thus hallowed. Prentice says: "If the North and the South think lightly of each ether's valor, thoy must ,bfl* as ignorant as savages of each other's history."