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"the union must and shall be preserved."?Jackson.
PRINTED ]5Y THE DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN ARMY UNDER MAJOR GENERAL PATTERSON.
MARTIPTSBURG, VIRGINIA, JULY 11, 1861.
For tko "American Union,"
THE PATRIOT'S CALL.
BY e. V. CO. E. 2d reg't, p. y>
Awake, arise, for liberty,
Uufurl your banners to the air!
The God that made your fathers free
Will guard you with a jealous care.
The nation sounds the dread alarm?
And shall our ensign trail iu dust-!
No, no, ye brave! arm, freemen, arm,
Our strength is sure, our cause is just I
Awake, arise, search out the foe
And smite him quickly to the ground?
The world and coming time shall know
That tyrants cannot here abound.
Tke fickle fruits of Compromise
A vain and useless time have served ;
Thon brave the worst, awake, arise,
The Union?"it must be preserved."
Awake, arise, no sluggard heart
Need join the hosts of freemen uow ;
Earth's millions into being start
And leave the oflice, loom and plough.
The nation eonuda the dread alarm?
And shall our ensign trail in dust ?
No, no, ye brave! arm, freemen arm,
Our strength is sure, our cause is just.
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Health or the Army.?It is somewhat
romarkablo that notwithstanding tho hard
marching our men have 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
Eegitueuts then has beon known at almost
any former period of their service. This
pr07cs 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
they are now engaged, hardships and pri
vations can he endured without flinching.
Our Troops.-? There are now with Gen.
P atterson'a column some of the finest volun
teer Regiments ever mustered into the ser
vicoof any country. They are splendidly
?quipped, and their arms are of tho most
approved pattern. Such soldiers are in
vincible when battleing in a cause so holy
m that which has called them from their
bodies on this ocoasion.
Headquarters, Department of
Pennsylvania
Mastinshuug, Va., Jclt 6, 1861.
GENERAL ORDERS, \
No. 31. j
I. The following articles of war will be read
to each command, and be posted in a conipcu
ions place in each camp end quarter*. All
officers and good uoldiers are required to check
with a firm band, any violation of these regula
tions, and to arrest and report the offenders
forthwith, in order that they may be brought to
punishment, and the good name of this army
and of the American people protected from
dishonor.
Article 49. "Any officer belonging to the
service of the United States, who by discharging
of firearms, drawing of cwords, beating of
drums, or by anyother means whatsoever, shall]
occasion false alarms in camp, garrison, or
quarters, shall suffer death, or such other pun
ishment as shall be ordered by the sentence of
a court-martial.
Article 51. No officcr or soldier shall do to
violence any person who brings provisions or
other necessaries to the camp, garrison, or
quarters of the forces of the United States, em
ployed in any parts out of the said States, upon
i pain of death, or such otbcy punishment as
j court-martial shall direct."
j Article 52. "Any officer or soldier who shall
misbehave himself before the enemy, run away,
or shamefully abandon any fort, post, or guard
j which he or they may be commanded to defend,
I or speak words inducing others to do the like,
or siiall cast away his arms and ammunition,
or who shall quit his pest or colors to plunder
and pillage, every such oltencicr, being amy
convictedthereof, shall suffer death or such oth
er punishment as shall be ordered by the sen
tence of a general court-martial."
Article 64. "All officers and soldiers nreto
behave themselves orderly in quarters and on
their march, arid whoever shall commit any
waste or spoil, either in walks of trees, parks,
warrens, fish-ponds, housfis, or gardens, corn
fields, inclosure of meadows, or shall malicious
J ly destroy any property whatsoever, belonging
to the inhabitants of the United States, unless
by the order of the then Commander-in-Chief
of the armies of the said Stales, thall (besides
such penalties as they aro liable to by law,) be
puriishod according to the nature and degree of
theoffeticc, by the judgment {if a regimental or
general court-martial."
Article 5G. "Whosoever shall relievo the
enemy with money, victuals or ammunition, or
who shall knowingly harbor and protect an
enemy, shall suffer death, or such other punish
ment as shall bo ordered by the sonteuce of a
court-martial."
Article 57. "Whosoever shall be convicted
of holding correspondence with, or giving in
telligence to, the enomy, either dircctly or indi
rectly, shall suffer death or such other punish
ment as shall be ordered by the sentonco of a
court-martial."
II. The names and officers of nil persons j
engaged in plundering or wantonly destroying
property, and of officers conniving at such dis
graceful practices, will, on detection, be publish
ed to the army and the country.
III. The Commanding General has aeinrerf
the citizens of protection, while peacefullj fol
lowing their ordinary avocations ; and no one
worthy of association with honorable men, will
disturb them, lie relies upon the loyal men of
his command, who arc here to assert the sup
remacy of the laws of the country, to tee tbut
they are not violated with impunity by wrfetche*
who assume the garb of the soldier only to ?!??
t grace it.
1 IV. All officers will be held responsible for
the enforcement of these regulations, "witbii*
their respective commands.
| By order of Maj. Gk:*. Patterson.
| F. J. PORTER,
Assistant Adjutant Gneral.
TROOPS FOR THE WAR.
The following extract from the late ad
mirable message of President Lincoln, will
explain the manner ia which hepropoici to
continue the war against the rebels:
"It is now recoommended that you give
the legal means for caking this contest a
short and deoisivo one; that you place at
the control of the government for lh?
work at leust 400,000 men and ?400,000,
OOO. That number of mon is one-tenth of
those of proper *ges, within the region*
where, ppparcntly, aliere willing to engage,
and the sum is less than the twenty-third
part of the money value owned by the meu
who seem readv to devote the whole.
A debt of six hundred millions of dollara
now is a less sum per head than was the
debt of our revolution when wc came out
of that struggle; and the moaey value in
the country now bears even a greater pre
portion to what it was then than does the
population. Surely each man hasas strong
a motivo now to preserve our liberties ag
each had then to establish tb8m.
A right result at this time will be worth
moro to the world than ten times the men
and ten times the money. The evidenee
reaching us from the country leaves no
doubt that the material for the work is
abundant, and that it needs only the hand
of tho Executive to give it practical shape
and efficiency. Oue of the greatest per
plexities of the government is to avoid ra
ceiving troops faster than it can protide for
them. In a word, the people will lerye
their government, if the government itself
will do its part only iudifferently well."
PROVOST GUARD.
Annexed we publish a complete list ef
the officers of the Provost Guard at Mar
tinsburg, Ya :
Provost Marshal, Maj. Speir, 28rd Itegt; 1st
Assistant, Capt, IIoilman, do; 2d Asst. Capt.
Bctson; 8d Asst. Capt. Gwyn; <Jth Asst. Capt.
Vangb; Lieuts . Wilson, Black, "Wallace, Wood,
Brown, Boggg, Hopper.

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