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I'} * PORT ROYAL, S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1864. {fIvc Cents*
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PRINTING executed neatly ana promptly.
by antox pi-re.
On the arrival of the Southern mail,
the chair ordered a special meeting to
listen to the reading of another letter
from the correspondent of the School,
Iiro. Pcnn. It read as follows:
March lit.
Dear Brethren-?After having been |
oq the'mighty deep, four continuous and
sueocsgiVe days, you may imagine I was
glad to catch a glimpse of what the Caplam
could see, but I couldn't, the lofty
mountain peaks of the Sea-Islands. I
t?M>k the glass and directed it as the cap*
* - ? ? - - -?l Tf 1
<i)x>ut the young lady I fell in love with,
but I wanted to. Bang! went another
gun, and a shot skipped along before us.
I was brave. It was an awful poor shot,
and didn't come within Ave rods of us.
The captain hove to, so he said afterwards;
though I didnt see him do it,
and on officer came on board from the
gunboat, took a drink with the captaih,
and went off again. We went on our
way rejoicing, and I asked the captain
who the strangers were. He said they
}>elonged to the blockhead. "What
blockhead," says L " Uncle Sam's blockhead,"
he replied, and I was content, supposing,
of course, he meant some sleepy
man at Washington. Presently the capA
tam Uia, nut coma see nouuug. ne suggested
that I was looking too higli, ao I
lowered the instrument, and sure enough
I descried something, but I am not so
sure that it wasn't the bulwarks of tlie
steamer. I kept my eyes open and by
and by along came a big steamer rigUt itc*
us. She had guns aboard, so the captain
said, and I, too, thought I could see
something of the sort in the rigging.
Captain said he supposed they wauted
him to stop, but he wouldn't till they
hailed him. I was terrified. I supposed
he was going to wait till they hailed bullets
at hira, and you can judge ot my
terror, when bang went a big gun right
at us. I crawled to the stubbord side of
a tarred rope, quicker 'n lightning, (you
see I have been at sea so long that I have
picked up some sea phrases.) Captain
told me not to be scared, as they fired
notning Dili a iw.uk. cunuage, or ?uxuething
of that sort. He said lie reckoned
they'd make him heave two. "Heave
wluit ?** I asked, a little startled. " Heave
two," he Teplied. " Two what," I wondered.
Had the captain got rebels on
liourd, and were they alter them, and had
he got to heave two overboard? I was
wrong, I saw it in a moment, and I suggested
to the captain, that there was a
man in the cabin who was sick and could
give him some valuable assistance, for if
lie should bring him on dbek, I knew he
would heave too. I didn't say anything
j tain said we* were on the shoals. The
water looked very green, and, perhaps,
I did, for I supposed we were going to
the bottom surely. I wrote my will, and
enclosed it with a letter to you, in a bottle
and threw it overboard. As I did it
the captain threw his lead, and when he
hauled it up, there was a piece of soap
and some sand on the end of it. I asked
him if he had struck a soap-mine, but he
lanirhA^ onU trilrl tho nil/it tn ateor "V
W., or something of that sort, and I concluded
we were all right.
We are now in the sight of land, but I
must preserve and digest mv reflections
till another time. I must tell you however
how a very disagreeable mau on
board has been completely squelched.
His name is McFuddle, and so disgustingly
free from sea-sickness is he, that he
can "smoke from morning till night. In
the upper berth of the samestate-yoom
with him, lies a man who has been terribly
sick the whole voyage, and this
inveterate smoker persists in lying in his
own berth, and purling his odious smoke
till the |ittle room is full to suffocation.
Of course the sick man can't stand it, and
finds refuge upon deck, where he read
us a poem he had written while lying on
his back on the berth. After the reading,
McFuddle was nowhere. Nobody knew
him, and at dinner all the plates and
dishes were surely cleared before they
reached him. I saw him try to eat some
fish 'with melted butter, but the butter
was adulterated so freely with kerasene,
that he left it in.disgdst and resumed his
pipe. Here is ihe song or poem entitled
vr-W-XII- e J VI.
And hedllled it op to the brim,
For he knew the joys of the flowing howl,
And the pipe was tho bowl for him.
At morning he sat In his cottage door.
And whiffed at his fragrant weed: j
Twas his solace at dusk and his Joy at dawn.
And his strength In the time of need.
He smoked and pondered the way to wealth,
And planned him a road to renown;
And he fancied he saw in the smoke that arose
HimselC the pride of the town.
But castles in smoke are like smoke In the air,
And they vanish like ckmds of the morn ;
For the child of the pipe like its wreath of fame
Must perish as soon as 'tis born.
So Mr. McFuddie was never renowned.
Never married the girl of his dreams,
Never saw the wealth that hb hoped to find,
Nor wrought his favorite schemes.
One morning they found him dead in his chair,
And his (avorite pipe was broke;
His solace was gone, and he died of despair;
So McFuddie ended in smoke.
Tf* ? 1J a aL . - i?
xi you suouiu ever gei me contents 01
that bottle, never mind them. There are
more interesting bottles than that, which
contain no letter but " B," and instead of
containing a will, have a singular facultv
of taking away other people's wills.?Till
then, yours, Pes*.
Tn* Army and Navy Journal looks upon
the execution of Grant's movement as
no less brilliant than successful. " Four
times now," savs this good authority, " in
the brief Virginia campaign, has a great
army been coolly and deliberately marched
across the right flank of an enemy
strong and vigilant. If on its first two
exhibitions, the manceuver partook of the
cliaracter of a pursuit, from the timely
intuv.tAcIl\r\r\ nf thn nnnmtrTo nrooonoo In
?4iVVi|M/k?ii"U %/t IUV VUV/1UJ o jyitiJtuvv iU
front of our advance; on the last two, at
least, Its execution has been so swift and
energetic as to claim the merits of a surprise.
That the column on the march
has not been attacked in either of these
two cases is not a little noteworthy. Its
wide detour, its remarkable celerity, and
the perfect lubricity, as of mechanism,
j in all parts and details of its movement,
J will furnish some explanation of its suc4
cess. And perhaps the obvions inferiority
in condition and strength of the enemy
in open field, may account for his sluggishness
to attack and thwart us. In
either event, the bold and skillful generalship
of Grant, has been made thoroughly
Bermuda. Hundred, Sunday, June 19,
via Baltimore,Tuesday, June 21.?There
was lighting in Iront ot fetersburg up to,
2 o'clock yesterday without any decisive
result, but our troops have been constantly
gaining ground upon the enemy. Another
piece of artillery was captured and
brought into Gen. Grant's headquarters
It i9 understood that the advantage
gained over the rebels yesterday, will be
vigorously followed up to-day. Decisive
results are expected soon. Gen. Gillmore
and Staff left for Oid Point on the steamer
Wyoming at 12 o'clock last night. Hp
is relieved of his command. Everything
is moving very satisfactorily- with the
StcoxD Dispatch. Bermuda Huxprbd,
Monday, June 20, via Baltimore,
Tuesdaj', June 21.?Yesterday (Sunday,
the lbth,) was comparatively a quiet day
with the army about Pctereburgh. The
operations of the day were confined to
rccounotssances, slight skirmishes ana
some sharpshooting along the lines,
which now extend some distance beyond
Petereburg, up the Appomattox river.
Gens. Grant and Butler went up the
James river yesterday, and had an interview
with Admiral Lee.
Later?Halt-fast 10 o'clock a. m.?
Some little cannonading has been heard
from, half-past & o'clock until the present
HEADQrARTKRs, Monday, June 20?T?
a. m.?-Yesterday was a very quiet day
along the lifies, both armies seeming desirous
of enjoying rest after the severe
struggle of the two previous days. Skirmishing
and artillery tiring occurred at
intervals, and the fifth Corps lost probably
100 men during the day, their lines
being so close to the enemy that it was
dangerous to enter or leaye them. An
attack was made .on the center of the
liue about 10 o'clock last night, but was
quickly repulsed.
In the charge made by the Fifth Corps
on Friday evening, the Third Brigade of
Crawford's division, Col. Carroll commanding,
took the Thirty-ninth North
Carolina regiment as prisoners, numbering
about sixty men, with their officers,
flags, etc. This regiment was on the
ngnt pi a column wuo were preparing
to make a charge on our works, but were
surprised and astonished at being ordered
to surrender. Gen. Crawford had
two of his aides wounded, Capt, Luter
and Capt. Chester, in the fight on that
The loss of the Fifth Corps will reach
about 2,000 for the past three days. The
Second Corps lost the heaviest, being
4,200 since Wednesdny.
A flag of truce was sent to the enemy's
lines yesterday for the purpose of getting
the dead and wounded between the
works of each side, but it wus refused.
War Department, Washinotox, June
19?9:45 p. m. To MajowGeneral Dix?
This evening a dispatch from City Point,
dated at nine o'clock this morning,
reacnea tne uepanmen^ it reports that
our forces advanced yesterday to within
about a mile in front of Petersburg,
where they found the enemy occupying
a new line of intrenchmente, which, alter
successive assaults, we failed to carry,
hut hold, and have intrenched our advanced
positions. From the forces of
the enemy within the enemy's new line
it is inferred that Beauregard has been
reinforced from Lee's army. No report
has been received by the Department
concerning the casualties of our army in
its operations since crossing the James
river, except the death of Major Morton,
mentioned yesterday. E. M. Stanton*,
? Secretary of War.
War Department, Washington, June
20?10 p. m.?To Major General Dix.?
No operations to-day on the James river
have been reported "to the Department.
Unofficial statements represent our k)s9 to
have been severe in the assault on the
enemy's works on Satulday, but no offl
end lists of the casualties have been received.
General Sherman, in a despatch
dated this evening at half-past seven
o'clock, says: "I \va%premature in announcing
that the enemy had abandoned
his position. I based my report upon
these of the army commanders. The
enemy has thrown back his Hank and
abandoned all his works in front of Kcnesaw
Mountain, but holds that mountain
as the apex of his position, with his Hanks
behind Noonday and Moses' creeks. Wo
have pressed him pretty close to-day, although
the continued rain makes ail
movements almost an impossibility."
General Foster commanding the Department
of the South, at Hilton Head,
forwards the following despatch, dated
June 1?, at Hilton Head, S. C." I
have the honor to report that I have today
received from Major General Samuel
Jones, commanding the rebel forces in
this Department, a letter stating that five
general officers of the United States, as
f>risoners of war, had been placed in
!hftrlpfitnn to ha rptidnpd ttwrfl nndprnnr
fire. Against this weak and cruel act I
have protested. In the meantime the fire
on the city is continued. I respectfully
ask that an equal number of rebel officers
of equal rank may be sent to me in order ,
that I. may place them under the rebel
tire as long as our officers are exposed in' *
This Department has issued a retaliatory
order, transfering to General Foster an
equal number of rebel general officers, to
lie treated in the manner proposed as long '
as our officers are exposed in Charleston.
E. M. Stanton, Sec y of War.
Wab Department, Washington, June
22?10 p. To Major-Gen. Dix: Dispatches
from City Point, at 9 1-2 o'clock
this evening, report no fighting to-day.
Movements are in progress which are not
now proper for publication. The Richmond
papers report an attack upon
Lynchburg by Gen. Henter on Saturday,
and that be was repulsed. It is believed,
however, that there was nothing more
than a reconnoissance, and that, having
ascertained the place to be strongly defended,
Gen. Hunter withdrew, and is
operating upon tne enemy s communications
at other points. A despatch from
Gen. Sherman's headquarters, dated yesterday
at 8 1-2 o'clock, states that " It
has ruined almost incessantly, in spite of
which our lines have been pressed forward
steadily, and an important position
has been gained by Gen. Howard."
The enemy made a desperate attempt to
retake this position last night, making
seven distinct assaults on Gen. Whittaker'a
brigade of Stanley's division, and being
not less than seven or eight hundred
men. Two hundred killed were left on
Whittaker's front. The assault was followed
by a heavy fire of artillety, under
which the position was fortified and is
now safe. Our cavalry is across Noonday
Greek, on our left, and one brigade
of the,23d Corps is across Moses' Greek
on the right; but the rebel left is behind
a swamp, and the rains prevent any advance.
The fighting has been quite severe
at all points, the enemy resisting
stubbornly, and attemntincr the defensive
whenever he can. Gen. Sigel reports
from Martinsburg to-day: " There is no
truth in the statement ot the Philahelphia
Inquirer of the 21st in relation to a raid
of Moseby. Winchester is not occupied
by the enemy, nor are the telegraph wires
cut between this place and Harper's Ferry."
No military intelligence from auy
other quarter has been received to-day
by the Department.
Edwin M. Stanton, Secy of War.

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