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LUTE A. TAYLOR, Publisher >
VOL. V.|
yrcscott Journal.
1 union of lakes—the union of lands—
,;., union of States none can sever —
ti,. union of hearts—the union of hands—
tnd the Flag of our Union forever. -Morris.
Prescott, Wisconsin. Dec. 25. 1861.
r ... . , i ,f Hauks. Market Report, and
r 'tft X.-.-s. .«* Fourth page.
We shall Le absent for several weeks,
r.n 1 the business of this office will be in
charge of Mr. W. R. Gates.
As there are many accounts due the of
fice. we would simply say to those ow
:: . that if they will walk up and settle,
they will merit Mr. Gates’ approbation
—and our own.
The Negro is a black man ; owing
doubtless partly to the climate in which
ho is a native, and partly to the parents
r,e is born of. In this country be is gen
erally a slave, owing probably to the fact
that Le has a master ; and is generally
u ; < inntaud degraded, as he cannot help
being, when held in a menial condition,
-horn of the priife of manhood, and dc
• -I all the enobling influences of social
lure and education. We have no
-■.velar love for the Negro. We be
' ve the Saxon brain has more thought
1 a.id force—the Saxon blood more lire
/ daring than the African. But wo
•dsn believe that Slavery works cruel in
.‘■i-.'C tO ff’.e Negro, that it is outra
_. ?i>s’v wron-j, a moral pestilence, a po
.:>al evil, a stain on our National honor
—an incubus on our National pros
Thinking thus, we have acted with the
Republican party, as being the most
'borough in its convictions and earnest
in its opposition to the demands and en
croachments of Slavery.
But since the breaking out of this
wr,r, a strong party, composed cf men
t a!i fojruer parties, are clamoring that
’ ;o war be waged for the total annibila
>n of Slavery, and c.aim that it will be
ruitless in results unless it works the
mancipation of every slave.
While we yield to none in desire to see
| S'.tweryabo’ished, wo totally dissent from
innkiug ibis war a war of emancipation.
We are fighting for the supremacy of
the Constitution and Laws, nnd let us re
ligiously observe them ourselves. If we
h:ul no right to abolish slavery in peace,
we have none in war. Let us prosecute
the war with energy, let us free every
slave whose freedom can help the suc
cess of our arms, and use him as milita
ry judgment may determine, but let us
not proclaim that emancipation is the
avowed object of the war.
Stnce the attack on Sumpter, we have
•a l no doubt about the future of slavery.
It is doomed. But let us be patient.—
God and the great processes of Nature
move surely but slow. A giant wrong,
which for generations has been interwo
ven with the social and political life of a
great people, cannot be uprooted in a
Every intelligent mind knows that it is
Slavery that has raised this hellish revolt.
Slavery has reared every fortification,
trained every gun, applied every match,
and shed the blood of the Natipn’s bra
vestand best. It is Slavery that ranges
its cohorts under the banner of treason
*r.d pours its murderours volleys upon
tue defenders of the Good Old Flag.—
lor this it is doomed. Silently as fall
the shades of evening, but resistless as
the wrath of God, rises the voice of the
people that in the future. Freedom must
tide our country, and slavery assume its
subordinate place. Crippled, it will die.
hvtushateit with the hate of Loll, but
: °our hatred be just. Let us give it the
pound of flesh nominated in the bond,
■ut see to it that it shed no drop of
ristian blood. Let us abide by the
isolation, wage this war till the star
’’’■g floats over every State, and let
very take care of itself—if it can.
Dr. Beardsley and Lute Tavlor
4 ' *» for Madison to-morrow.
The Holidays.
Eighteen hundred nnd sixty one years
ago, in Bethlehem of Judea, in a hum
ble shelter, unobserved of men, but her
alded by a Heavenly host, whose song
of gladness floated earthward sweet and
pure from angel-voices, and by a divine
ly poised s‘ar that shone through the
broken roof, was born a Child, such as
ueder heaven had never been known be
From that night date a New Era—a
New Rel gion—a New Civilization—
and a New Hope to the sorrowing na
Looking now over a world partly re
generated by this hope, we can see
enough of the New, gleaming in Glory
and in Love through rhe darkness and
blindness of the Old, to justify the cho
re! chant of the angels, and by menus of
memory and faith, to warm our Ix ar’s
With the dawning of this Evangel of
Mercy on the earth, came Light and Li
berty— twin sistersand co-workers of civ
ilization. Superstition retired among the
shadows of the Past;--Paganism was
driven back to “ Chaos and Old Night.”
By the silent example of those in
whom dwell the same spirit that was in
the Son of Man; by the heroism born
into human sou's through “ faith that
wo'ks by love;” by the charity that is
alone imparted by the Gospel of Peace;
have been extended a knowledge of the
fruits of that event which Christmas cel
We do wisely and well to observe this
occasion. It speaks of hope and glad
ness. It celebrates the advent of that
Light that shall, in God’s own time, fill
the whole earth. Christmas is a day of
gifts. It commemorates a day when an
“ unspeakable gift” was bestowed upon
man. This gift makes all the Future
radiant with promise. Over the tombs
of tllC fi icml.-j of othov rlnyo, nvnp fl IP
sorrows that have eaten up our youthful
freshness, and poured the molten lead of
disappointment upon our young buoy
ancy; over the wreck of fortune; over
baffled thought that has attempted to
solve the problems of Nature, or joined
in a death-grip with the unfathomable
mysteries of the Infinite; over the petty
controversies, the small jealousies, the
hearts of hatred, malice, and unclean
ness, that have been very often the por
tion of many;—it flings a glorious con
solation. Wo see that not in vain was
chanted that chorus of ineffable affec
tion, that not in vain the Child of Mary
lived on ea.-th, an example to the centu
ries p >t and to come of a forgiving and
kindly i ature.
Tt .:efore, my brother, look out upon
the world cheerily this Christmrs mor
ning 1 If you need sympathy, stretch
forth your stricken hand, and some good
Samaritan will gently heal thy wounds.
If you aro stout of heart, do a good
deed, and some suffering nature will re
joice; speak a kind word, and some
friendless ear will listen. So long as we
“have the poor with u?;” while human
nature retains the infirmities inseparable
from living; while want and wo so rue
fully vex us—the means of imitating, in
your poor wav, the Divine gift of the In
carnate Son, may still be yours to use
for the cheer and com fort of some need
ing brother.
And following close upon this sacred
Anniversary, comes the New Year,bring
ing with it at this time many troubled
thoughts and fearful apprehensions.—
There is war in the land. The ghastly
■ faces of the dead look up to Heaven,
j and the earth holds in its silent bosom
thousands who were not long ago the
joy, the hope, the pride of homo, and
many whom the Nation looked up to
with love and respect ami admiration,
have fallen in the fight, and lie pulseless,
pale and dead, leaving us nothing but
the memory of their nobleness, and the
worship of their exalted Leroisrn.
But in all this we can calm our grief,
and soothe our sorrow by the thought
that our friends are battling and dying
for the Right—that they are waging war
for Law against Anarchy; for the grand
est ideas upon which a Government has
ever been reared —for the Flag which for
nearlv a century has been a symbol of
hope to the sorrowing nations. Thus
feeling, wo can almost rejoice that we
live in a day when such great sacrifices
are so urgently demanded and so cheer
fully made, and we will hope that the
druin-beat and the bugle blast, tho sharp
frack of the picket’s rifle, and the thus-
drous voice of the deep-mouthed can
non, are but the needful prelude to that
sweeter song which shall
“ Ring out old shapes of foul disease.
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old.
Ring in the thousand years of peace.”
To-dav, for a season, we lay down the
pen which has written for those columns,
but its parting paragraph shall bo, Kind
readers, a blessing to you all. We who
have little to give, give this with all our
heart. Fair ladies, kind gentleman, and
yon, happy children, a Merry Christmas,
and a Happy New Year to v«*u all.
Wrillt n for ths Journal
Spring fame on ever-.’ lullab'e. a- d smiling
snmino-s d fbitl.
Her winter I anishe • logons for new gala time
on earth.
Then tender bi.ds peuped saylv from many a
leafy nest,
Like Innocence reposing on the gentle moth
er’s breast.
Then verdure clad the valleys, rich foliage
robed the trees
Flowers garlanding the prairies, shed fra
grance on the breeze.
Each 1 aflet’s tiny goblet with the clear cool
dew was filled.
Which Nature’s i oisdess forces in the even
ing air distilled.
Soon Summer roamed in freedom with her
fair and gladsome throng.
The wild bints reared their timid broods and
all was life and song.
'Tis true the clouds would gather and their
shadows tall around,
But e'en the darkest storm-frown by a radi
ant bow was crowned.
Refreshing rain descended like a blessing from
the sky,
And all the bright-eyed blossoms looked
thankfully on high.
And the cheerful sun prevailing o'er the land
scape s vapory veil,
His golden beams streamed joyously on even
hill and dale.
But Time can never linger, and the lieht-win
ged, flitting hours,
Come silently as twilight and go like April
And staid and sober -luturun stole ail tin:
bloom away.
And draped the fields in mourning, which
grew darker day by day.
For alas, there came cue nightfall a beauty
blighting Trost,
And the fairest flowers first faded with all
their sweetness lost.
And mournfully the forest waved each sad
and stricken bough,
For their whispering leafy verdure hung crisp
and dying now.
Now WinN r comes with snow wreaths, and
earth grows cold and drear.
The winds smgsolemn dirges for the old and
dying year,
But sleigh bells shall ring gayly and tell a
tale of mirth.
We’ll hail with joy and laughter the blithe
some New Year's bi:th.
Grim smiles the hoary Ice King at the ruin
he has wrought.
And o’er the wave his fetters weaves as swift
as flies a thought,
So swift shall speed the days away until re
turning Spring,
Shall come again wit h gladness, and all her
beauty bring.
Council Proceedings.
Council Hall, Dec. 20, 1861.
Mayor in tho chair. Present, Aid.
Griffin, Scbaser, Cheney, Rader, Bar
nard and Haviland. Minutes of last
meeting read ami approved.
Tba following bills were presented and
allowed :
J. C. Button for costs in a suit
for replevying hogs, $ 1 61
L. A. Taylor for pub. sidewalk
ordinance. 2 00
Geo. Scbaser for serving as In-
spector of election, 2 50
0. Gibbs, Jr. do do 2 00
C. P. Barnard for one year’s ser-
vices as fire warden, 5 00
S. Dudley for lumber furnishwd
citv, 29 50
J. M Whipdie for attendance on
pauper, 12 50
Total amount, $46 11
Bill of D J-Shrader for removing the
ferry boat North Star, | laid on the table,]
Aid Barnard offered a resolution de
claring the office of con«tabie, in the 2d
ward of Prescott, vacant, and that Geo.
Houghton be hereby appointed to fill said
E. Haviland moved to amend by sub
stituting the name of I. I. Foster. The
amendment was lost, when the original
resolution passed.
S. Dudley presented to the Council
the certificate of the City Surveyor, to
the effect that said Dudley had removed
earth from the hill in Ash Street, nearly
to the amount of his contract.
On motion of Aid. Barnard, the Treas
urer, upon tho order of the Mayor and
Clerk, was instructed to pay to S. Dudley
$119.59 in tax certificates in bishands,
on Bailoy <fc Davis’s addition, and that
Aid. Schaser be appointed a committee to
ascertain and report to tho Council when
in his opinion, said Dudley completed his
contract on said Ash Street.
During the consideration of miscella
neous business the matter of the finances
of the citv came up, when on examination
of the city order book, etc., it was found
that since the levy of $1,500 lai summer,
to pay off’ the indebtedness of the city,
the income of the city, from license and
cemetery lots, exceeded tho current ex
penses of the city, to the present date,
, about S2OO, so that the present.year the
citv is more than paying its expenses.
On motion adjourned.
W. T. Hatch, City Clerk.
Foi the Journal.
Friend Lute:—ln your last paper, I
read the following local paragraph:
“Frozen to Death. —John McEwen,
t nn aged man living at Beldenville, in
this c niiFy, was frozen to death n •ff'Cit
time since. He was intoxicate lan ! lost
Ins w-iv waiie going h >iua, and, though
tho w.’ath'T wns not severe, he b ’C."me
'stu; Tied, mi I was ch Led tu .ivaiti.’
i 1
From the above facts, it seems to be a
p'.-tin C-i-e .;s t » tho cause of hi> death, ns i
it was n«>l verv cobl. The p 'i-micd lap '
tibl destroveff his sonsos. and caused h;s |
dcntli. 1 also understand that tho de
ceased got tbts liquid at Dunbar's, near
ihe county seat, in the town of Perry;
and al'O that this Dunbar is a legal agent I
of tho Supervisors of tho town of Perry, j
paying a bounty of less than thirty pieces
of silver, and receiving in return, from ;
said Supervisors, a warrant or license to
sell that which brings ruin and desola
tion in any community.
He was intoxicated. Who placed that ,
temptation in bis wav? Are none but'
him gui'ty of the fatal result? There i
are accessories to this murder, who aro i
not punished by law. He died by an- '
thority of the people of the town of j
Perrv through their delegated agent, i
c ' i
Dunbar, under a warrant with their :
names attached in full to the parchment ;
of blood. A fear‘’ui change has come j
over that once peaceful and happy town.
Up to the time that the county seat |
was to bo located there, they hud moved ,
along in peace and quiet, and no rum
shop to no son or corrupt the innocent or !
destroy the intellect. But, tho evii day i
came, when they ascertained that the
county seat was located in their town.
They discovered ail at once, as by magic,
that it was essential to have a rum-shop
L tor the convenience and comfort of the
i pubi c at the county scat, and, no doubt,
; they congratulated themselves that it ;
would give the place quite a reputation,
and bo of as much ben ‘fit to the place
as any other branch of business. As ;
the lav required a good moral man, who \
could give bond-, that be would conform
Ito the law, t'r Supervisors j-oon found
' their nr.au in Dunbar, who consented to
i pay the bounty and receive in return the
! agency or commission to °'o forth and
I scatter broad-cast over the land the cause
I of ruin.
We know net the history of their
rum-shop, excepting the case hero refer
red to. It seems the destroyer has been
among them, and has slain of their
neighbors, a gray-headed father. These
i Supervisors who employed Dunbar as
I their agent aro not ignorant of the de
i moralizing effects of the engine of de
struction they have placed in bis bands.
Euery coin he drops into his drawer is
the price of the hunger, nakedness, an I
i <lcgre<iaticn of those who never wronged
him or his. He deliberately turns a kind
husband and father into a devil, and a
i happy home into a where the victim
' can torment his own wife and chi Iren.
Hell knows no worse depravity than that
which would drag our fellow-creatures to
ffpgreffalion. Satan was as much a
friend of hum in happiness when he
slimed into Eden. And if McEwen
spit it don’t haunt you, it will be because
it will spurn the den where tliebxly was
j s!au_htered. There is no safety in the
associations of men who are -o utterly
i base and heartless as to wo k the ruin of
one who would live and die a sober man.
I ask for what purpose do you have a
town organization? Was it that you
might more effectually scatter ruin and
desolation amongst your fellow-men, or
the reverse—that you might be better
i prepated to establish justice, and pro
i inote the happiness of society? If this
I bo the object, 1 ask by what authority do
you Sup.i visors employ an agent to
scatter ruin ninong-t you ? Can it be
possible that the citizens of tho town of
Perry will sanction such a practice?
I What is it to sanction a particular prnc
j tice. It is to ratify and confirm it. It
is to set one’s seal upon it as a thing
good and desirable in itself, a thing to Le
observed and perpetuated. The ocean of
life mny present a calm, unbroken sur
; Ince to the eye-the very picture of repose,
while beneath the dark and turbid cur
*ents arc surging to and fro, black and
angry as they toss and leap against one
another. The sky may smile without a
cloud, as its blue depths are bathed in a
flood of sunshine, and yet the lightning
be heating its red bolts, and the stormy
squadrons marsba'ing f«»i the onset. !
The human countci ancc may be as calm ;
as that ocean, while bitter waters are I
welling up in the l>eai-t n* bright with j
sunshine as that skv, unclomle !, and vet :
; . ’.I
the fierce tempos* be sweeping across ttie
B'>ul, oi t’r* echoes < 1 Sorrow’s wail im
iv.ifng amid the rums of hopes which
Lave hem: destroved.
Beef Steak.
Prescot*, Dec. 23d, JSGI.
For the Journal.
The work of a school is partly to in
struct, and partly to discpline, the pu
pils. This work of disci; line lins for
its object, on the one hand, the forma
tion of right habits of action in the sac
allies of thought, and on the other, the
subjection of every power to the control
of the will. These points are not i Icn ’
tical, for many a man, whose mind is
logical and accurate in nil its notions is
unable to govern himself; in sudden
cniergep<;ies his resources of thought and
speech, ami, perhaps, of nrmiy resolu
tion, fail him; he can not present even
his most calmly studied thoughts to a
dozen persons without feeling himself
unmanned by the most evident confus
ion. Training in school ought, then, to
secure, so far as possible, not only the
power lo think well, but, also, that noble
and crowning excellence of manhood —
seif control; and the simplest exercise
which helps to develop this power must
be deemed of the highe.-t worth. Who
moves with winning grace in society?
The man of easy self-control. ho
wins the confidence of others in bis bu
siness capacity, and thus prepares the
way for success in life? Ho wlio lias
gamed complete mastery o>er all LS re
sources of thought and action, and shows
an undisturbed and just self-confidence.
No single qualification contributes more
to business success, to say nothing of at
taining the noblest elements of manhood
and their glory, than this one of self
How can this bo gained? Ono thing,
at least, is essential, that is, confidence
in one’s own abilities. The only ground
of this confidence, with a sensible man,
is experience,—the fact that he has tried
| his powers and found them trustworthy,
i That constitutional which
leads a man to think himself equal to
anv position without a trial of his abili
ities, which makes a man nod loft ly
among hi- peers, like an empty head of
wheat, of course, calls only tor sileat
This brings us to notice, bri< fly, the
agency of certain school exercises in de
, veloping self control in pupils. How
I can a young man, unable to master his
abilities in a school declamation, meet
with calm assurance the exigencies of
business, or the duties of an intelligent
i citizen? How shall he, who cannot rally
his intellectual forces enough to write a
school coiiijiosiiioii, bring forth his stores
of knowledge and powers of thought in
discussing questions arising in real hfc?
School is a miniature world, nnd pupils
are trained in order to devel p those
qualities of mind required in uf.er years.
Let him who would rule himself in
great things, first see that he be able lo
do it in little things. Little things aie
seeds —germs of a great future. There
is hope foi a boy who can control bis
rude impulses enough to walk tiptoe with
easy gr«ce without tho terror of the
teacher’s eve, and there is equal reason
for fear in his caso whoso tread falls
heavy, careless of rules ami proprieties.
ITo train a child in t>p willing observ
ance of law and order-, is to train him
j in self-control, and to lit him for the
noblest places and the highest successes.
: To throw off restraint is to become tho
! slave of impulse and passion.
L. B. T.
i Prescott, Dec. 24, 1861.
At a meeting held at River Falls
last Monday evening. W. A. Tozer and
T. T. Glass were appointed a committee
to ascertain whether the county t.ix is le
gally levied.
A schoolmaster requesting a little boy
who hao been whispering, to step into tho
next room, is wittingly spoken of as start
ing oa A whaling excursion.
ix this Cs? '
Special Notice.
In view of the extremely low figures of
Produce, and th tigb.tm ss of the times gen- ;
e a’ly. ttie subscribess have concluf'ed to put i
t’ioi| i'liu ease stock of Merchandise into the |
market ar co.-i prices for ca-Ji. This is no ■
d i.lge.aml to convince you of our earnestness i
i 1 this matter, we subjoin a list of prices, viz ; ;
Clothing, etc. —Best prints 11 cts. per yd ; I
b st de Jains 22 cts ; best, strides cts ; i
l.eavv demins 15 cfs; heavy sheetings 12 cts. j
Buck Miltons 75 cts, per pair ; best kin boots i
ft 2 5'J per pair; buffalo oveishoes 1.50 ; ia- ,
dies’shoes of all kinds torn B'J cts to 1.50;
children’s boots and shoes at very low figures.
A larire lot of clothing that we are bound to
sell. Good overcoats at $5,50, and all other
clothing in proportion.
Gr.ocr.Kii.s. —Good sugar 10 cts. per lb ; cof
fee 20 : candles 12b.< ; saleiatus 712 ; tobacco
30. Goo f Belcher’s syrup 60 cts. per gallon ;
match, s 5 cts. per box. Axes sl, and all eth
er hard ware in proportion. Rope, of all sizes, '
12'2 cts. per lb.
Citizens ot Pierce and surrot riding counties
please call and examine for yoursel vesl
Ilig’.ost price in cash paid for Wheat.
Bkaudsley <fc Lyfcrp.
Prescott, Dec. 16, 1861. 31-ts
"IF ishes to call the attention of the Ladies
Vy ot Hastings ami vicinity to the fact |
that she has opened a Millinery next door to
ih'ingles Hardware Store, Second St., where J
she will keep constantly on hand a choice j
selection of
Bonnets, Flowers, Ruches,
Ribbons etc. Having had a long experience
in the business she hopes to be able to give j
satisfaction, ami respectfully solicits such a •
sliareof ] atrouage as she may merit. Winter
Bonnets made over ami retrimmed.
In order to close out my winter stock. T will j
sell very low. 034vl
1>- s>. Price,
Dealer in all kinds of Furniture. Chairs, Bed- I
steads, Tables, etc. of different styles kept i
constantly on hand. Furniture of any des- |
eription furnished to order. All work war- i
ranted. Terms reasonable. Shop on Rmad j
Street, Prescott, Wis. 31yl
4 LWAYS ready to fill the wants of my
gY customers at short notice ami on the
most reasonable terms. Leave orders at my
shop for Wagons, Buggies, Cutters, Sulkeys,
Bob Sleighs or Sleds,
And in fact anything in my line of business,
nnd they wiil raceive prompt attention. Also.
Sawing ami Planing done to order. Felkys
sawed or bent and dressed. Staves or light
poles bet.t to order. Spokes, of all sizes, fur- i
Done at all hours. Wheat screenings, oats,
barley, corn, or corn in the ear ground in good
order. A Blacksmith Shop in connection; al
so, a paint shop. Doors always open for a ;
trade. Call and see at mv old stand.
River Falls. Wis.. Dec. 1861. nlB-34
Prcbat i Notice.
Pierce County Court—fn Probate. In the
matter of the estate oi Simon Waller, de
ON reidimr and filing the petition of Sam
uel S. Fifield, of the city of Prescott, in
saitl county, representing among other things
that on the 27ih day of March, 1859, the said
deceased together with M. A Dreibelbis, con
t acted to convey to him. the said petitioner,
the premises known and described as follows,
Lot 3 in block twenty-four, being in Copp it
. Maxson’s second addition to the village of
Presvott, now city, county of Pierce and
State <>f Wisconsin, and claiming that he, the
said petitioner, is entitled to a conveyance of:
said premises and praying that M. A. Dreib- |
elbis. administrator of said estate, l»e author- :
ized and directed by decree of this court to
make ami execute a conveyance of said prein
isis to him, the said petitioner.
It is ordered that said petition he heard be
for the judge of this court on Monday, the
third day of February next, at ten o'clock a
m at bis office in the city of Prescott. And
it is farther ordered that notice thereof be
published six weeks successively before such
hearing in tke Prescott Journal, a weekly
newspaper published at Prescott in said county
William Howk«, County Judge.
Dated at Prescott, Dec. 20. 1861. 35 td
State off Wisconsin -- Circuit
Court--Pierce County.
John C. Phelps, Hannibal D. Ormsbeeand
Christopher .lordan, co-partners as Phelps,
Ormshee ami Jordan, IT’ffs. against James B.
Cooper and Jenett Cooper, his wife, Thomas
J Cooper and Thomas J Clark, Defts.
To James B Cooper.Jenett Cooper, his wife,
ThomasJ Cooper, and Thomas J Clark, the
above named defendants :
You are hereby snmmoir.tl and required to
answer the complaint in this action which is
filed in the office of the clerk of this court at
the town of Perry in said Pierce Count-’, and
to serve a copy of your answer to said com
plaint on the subscribers at their office at
Prescott in said county within twenty days
after the service hereof upon you exclusive of
the da v ot such service, and if you Lil to an
| swer the said complaint within the term afore
' said the plaintiffs will apply to the court foi
the relief demanded in the complaint.
WHITE <t JAY, Flffs. Attys.
Dated November 25, 1861. 35-6 w
Take Notice!
i 4 LL persons are hereby cautioned against
21_ buying a note tot S2O. bearing date Oct.
21st, 1861, given by me to George Braley, as
the same will not be paid.
i Riror Falls Not. 10, 1361. nS9»-tf
{ TERMS: §2,00 per AniittM-
:NO 35.
Camp Correspondence.
Denby, Va , Dee. 8, 1861.
Dear Lute:—Saturday, tl.ej sturdy
old 6th Regiment received orders to le
ready to move on Sunday, tho 7th ins* »
as the regiment was assigned forpi<k<’t
duty. Cartridge boxes and cap Loxes
were examined, and 40 rounds of Uncle
Sam’s blue mass pills were duly deposit
ed in each cartridge box in Company B.
Each man’s haversack contained a loaf if
fresh b-and, a roll of butter, a paper of
sugar, a quaiit'tv of meat, tin plate, knife,
fork, and spoon. The knapsacks con
tained each a woolen blanket, 8 rubber
blanket, an overcoat, and some few of
the boys had two woolen blankets.
Your correspondent was one of the few.
Some of the boys put on their blue rants
over the gray ones received from tl.o
State. Our canteens were filled with
water. At a little before 8 o’clock, Sun
day morning, the regiment took up its
lino of march, in heavy man hit g order,
and just before we arrived at the valley
of Fall’s Church, Companies A, F, D.
and I left the regiment, and mare .. i iff
to the left. The remaining six Comp:,
nies kept on to the village of Fall's
Church, leaving the Church on the kit
until they bad marched some two miles
beyond the village. At this point wo
halted, and Crpt. Dill and Lieut. Con
verse, with 30 privates and non coinmi--
sioned officers, were marched to the front
and relieved the pickets on their different
posts. Our little party of nine privates
and a corporal were marched about three
eighths of a mile from the main ho ly,
and three of the party were posted at
difleicnt stations as follows: No. 3, on
the main load leading from Fall’s Church
to Fairfax Court House, on a point
known :>s Binn’s Hill; No. 2, off to the
right of No. 3; and No. I, atari unoc
cupied house—the remaining six privates
and the corpora! forming a reserve.
These pickets wore relieved every two
hours by three mure, drawn from the
Evervtliing went on qnietlv until mid
night, when the picket stationed at tho
house fired on two men wl o we re’con -
ing up r. lane directly to.va .Lun; they
ran on a line parallel to our hue of pick
ets, and were joined by three more when
they approached picket No. 2, who also
fired. The little reserve of six men,
having orders to fire a single gun in caso
two guns were fired from tie Lil!, gave
the alarm, and the regiment was quietly,
though quickly, under arms, readj to
give the rebels a warm reception.
The cause of the alarm having been
ascertained, and no more of the enemy
Laving shown themselves, the met) pgain
threw themselves on the ground for
Camp on Arlington, Dec. 10, ’6l.
Tho regiment was relieved yesterday
at noon by the Wis. 7th, and after a
weary inarch, packing their knapsack#
on their backs, arrived at the old camp
just before dark. As too different com
panies marched into camp they cbcerul
No accident or casualty occurred du
ring the 48 Lours we wero on duty. Thu
men were pretty well tired out, as they
were not allowed to take off their accou
trements fi oin 8 a. m. Sunday übtil 5 r.
M. Tuesday.
The boys that wore extra pants nnd
carried an extra blanket might have sav
ed the inflictions had they consulted the
Clerk of the Weather, for during the
entire two and a half days tho weather
was warm and very pleasant, and, al
though we slept on the ground and wcie
without tents, most of those who carried
two blankets only used one. During the
day, the boys sought the shade of the
I write in great baste, and, wore it n?t
that so many of your readers havo
friends and relatives in Company B and
may feel anxious about them, 1 would
have deferred writing until a more con
venient season. Yours truly,
B. N. M.
Oliver Gibbs, Jr., of this city,
has received nn appointment as Adju
tant of a Battalion, with rank of first
Lieutenant, in the 2d Reg. Wis. Caval
ry, Col. Washburne. He leaves for Mil*
waukco to-morrow.
We understand that the A'ge
bra scholars in tho Graded School in this
citv, use a county order as tho *ytaboi of
nn - unknown quanffty s “

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