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J. L. BOARD MAN,j
Editor andProprletor. ) & litnttlir Iduraal-idMrftlr to gftos, politics, literature, grmtlturc, Sfcirhds, c. ! VOL. XXVT. HILLSBOROUGH. TIFGFILVND COUNTY. OHIO, THURSDAY. .TUNE 12. 1862. NUMBER 7. ' jj Poetry. BRIGADIER-GEN. LANDER. DIED MARCH 2D, 1862. . Wa loae mn In him who dloa to-doy Nototiaot t tin common lork thut earth can ipara On of tliaatrong, undanntal few, who atara In Panjer'a aval until It allnkaawar. The thlek-rllibad a;nnltaof bin native Mill Mot flrraaf than hla nntnra for tha Right I Mora frarlf ha, (ha ITercar rRfrad tha ftgcht t Whan inch men draw thalrCcnntrjr'aiWord, It k Ilia I Ha conld notpfaynt war, aawltnaaa flrat Phlllnpl'i morning charge, and laurel Hill. And tha awlft mldniiht charge throh Bloomer, Gap! lta M. l-n,l with ilonMfol rrlaiiria accural, And atrurk for bar lnalilted Rag, until Hla dying hradanok In her wrrowlvg lap. a - [For the News. RETALIATION. 'Why didn't you curie him, Hugh? It would hate relieved your angered loul Tb haa tented your wrath, for tha wrotrh, you knew, ttttrved euriea at deep aa a death-knell'a toll. "You hated the dark-fared derll ; Uypocriay lurked In hla (littering eyea; Hla tlaage waa black with plota of atil j Hla llpa were a neat of tha tlleat Ilea." ' "To curaa him, aye! hat I tha will I" Curaea thit aoar Ilka the lightning'! tongue I'd heap ou him ; but then, dear Bill, 1 never learned to awear when yonng. "Long aince waa It written In Oml'a good flock, That he who luateth with wily art, Or caata on woman one leclierona Itmk, Haa already alniicd In hla Impure heart. ''Llkewlae, toawear at an Innocent man, Kvon mtntnlly, you ahall have your meed, I Tar aye you know that the Unseen Ono Will ever take the will for the deed." Thon have you curaed hlni,Hugh, M'ith withering oatha the very worst Remember tha aaying, which may be true: like horn to rooa.'" B. Miscellaneous. Impudence Unparalleled. Vo heard tho other day of a letter from a young genf.leman. now a prison er in Indianapolis, to his mother in Kentucky, in which he stated that he had always been taught that the people of the South were a superior raco to th osoin tho North, and what he saw while a prisoner only convinced him of the truth ofthe position. "Whv. moth- cr," says be, "we are waited on here by tnesopeoplo. and receive as much ntten- with the same docility nnd obse. piousness which characterize ""i" in llicir ttftcnliveness to our slightest wishes. I am fully ennrino- ed, had I doubted it before, that tlto South is the rulinz race, and must tri-'exchanged umph in the end. This, we nod-r- r (- n . .1.- l . . i. u muini, ii mm, imu i.iinu.ip-, i.iio " stance of the young senfleman's reflec tions. It also shows what hidden mines of gratituds havo been opened out by the Hvmpathy and kindness of tho peo ple of Northern cities toward the mis guided beincs imprisoned in their midst. Evansville Journal. , . TrtE Northern and Soutiierm Sol dier Endurance In the medical sta tistics of tho army from 1837 to 1S54, transmitted to Hon. J. B. Bright, Pres ident of the Senato, by Jeff. Davis, Sec retary of War, July 28, 1856, on pages 609 and 621, will be found a statement fhowinz the power of endurance of South Carolina and New York regiment, respectively. South Carolina First Keziment, 1.034 men, onmpaizn of 1847, eighteen and a half months' serv ice, loss by disease, 509; New York Second, 1,063 men, seventeen nnd half months' servioo, loss by disease, 276. From this comparison of a North ern regiment with a Southern one, in hot country campaign, it appears that the Southern regiment lost by disense nearly twice as many ns the New York regiment in about the same length timo, and the loss from all other causes was one-third less to tho Northern than to the Southern regiment." The Man who bat on the Powder IIewabded. The Navy Department promptly rewarded John Davis, brave sailor who go courageously protected from the flames a barrel of gunpowder on the steamer Valley City during the attack upon Elizabeth City. lie was cu oner's mate, receiving a sala. ry of $25 per month, or $300 per year. The evidence of his brivery was receiv ed at the Navy Department on the even ing of the 10th inst., and on the next day Secretary Welles sent him a letter, appointing him a gunner, an office which carries with it a salary of $1,000 a year, and is a life appointment, the salary increasing by length of service $1,450. A Suggestion for the Soldiers. The captain of the barge in an Oxford boat 'race, just as they are starting, gives each rower a little slice of lemon to hold in bis mouth. lie knows the philosophy; anything in the mouth that promotes the flow of saliva and keeps the throat tnoist, answers as well or better than . drink, which often, in quantities, weak ens the Btomaehi A Physician, who understood those things, used in ' long drives to take a clove in hia mouth, instead of drinking frequentl y, as inclination would have led him to The kdvantngo of cloves is that they contain muoh in little apace, and do lose their strength. For the soldier they woilld be peculiarly useful, since they are arotnatlo, stimulating, and astringent, which Inst quality would tend to obunteract thtf tendency to ritation of the bowels which is the ofthe soldier's life. Half a dozen a are enough; one clove may remain id toouth for hours Those who friends in the army should send thorn package of clovtSi d. r Impudence Unparalleled. Our Army Correspondence [Correspondence of the News. Letter from the 60th Ohio. ! i Franklin, Pendleton co.. Va. 1 May 25, '62. To-day the GOth Ohio and 8th Va. marched over the mountains in a south easterly direction some 10 miles, and back to camp to-night. A pood deal of grumbling was heard, because the y t f , fc ; j the boys "couldn't sco the uso of it." They became more reconciled when told that the movement was intended to misguide any of the enemy's spies who might be lurking in the neighbor hood to watch our movements. This morning Gen. Fremont and the army commenced the maroh for Petersburg. MAY 26. Started this morning to join General Fremont, being delayed several hours by part of Blenkcr's Division, who should have marclud yesterday morn insr, but did not move until this. Transportation in very nearco, and tents and baggage are being destroyed, from the impossibility of hauling it. The road for some miles is misera bly had. A number of wagons have already broken down io the "chuck-" holes in the road. We encamped this evening 13 miles from Franklin. A number of our sick who started yesterday wo found here, doing well. Several wounded oftlie "5th Ohio are here at a farm-house. They are teing carried on tho shoulders of their comrades, their wonnds being of such a nature as to prevent their be ing hauled in nrabulanees, and besides ambulances are so scarce that many of the sick are hauled in baggage-wagons.- MAY 27. naggago nnd trains, our Isngadc, leav tion, . xv, ,, trains in ch'ir, of companies , F nnd K, moved forward. Wo reach vlnvrs , ,, , . . .... if' 1 ""Z "v'V"r,g at 6 o clock, There we drew thrco d iys' rations nnd our (00th) French muskets 1 It being more inporfnnt. to havo tho .'op pushed forward than to savo the for Knfidd Rifles , nnd without restine-i liirtliiT c, i-l.l fur Moorcficld at 1 A. M. ful lowing. MAY 28. n a a We reached Moorefield nt 8 A. M wading the Potomao some 2 ilea abovo the town. Tho river being deep and swift, u row of cavalry was stretch tl across the rivr, tj protect and aid any who might be carried down by the current. Wo stopped for breakfast some 2 miles this fide of the town. 9 A. M. We had the pleasure of preparing nnd eating this meal in drenching rain; we built large fires and before the rain was yet quito over, had stretched ourselves on our blankets in front of the fires and sought that rest we had been denied the night previous. After u rest of over 7 hours we mov ed forward some 8 miles and encamped on tho top of this ranee of mountains. It is reported that Jackson is only miles from here with a largo force. Wo expect a fight soon. MAY 29. We have been resting here up to this 3 P. M. Col. Trimble hasjunt returned from Headquarters with orders inarch this evening. More anon. A. [Correspondence of the News. Letter from Lieut. Frank Posegate, 48th O. V. I. IIead'qrs, Co. "A," 48th Reo Camp No. 7, before Corinth Req't.,") INTH, !U2. .May 25, 186 to bis his do. not ir day the have a Dear Boardman: I owo you apology for not heretoforo having giv en the "folks at home," through the columns of my fuvorite News, an ink ling of the doings of tho "Grand Army of the West," now beforo Corinth. the apology be accepted, and you doem my effusions of sufficient merit to inter est your readers, I will endeavor, circumstances transpire, to commit them to paper and forward to you publication. My faciliticfi for gaining information are, of course, vory limited, and consequently, if I do not produce a complete panorama ot the various events transpiring, you must not be did appointed. This army, as you are aware, consists of three distinot "corps" under the spective command of Major Generals Thomas, Buell, and Pope, the whole under the Immediate command of Maj Gen. Ililleck. These three "corps armae" are all now in line of battle from right to left, in tho order their commands are above named. The is perhaps not less than twelve miles length, and according to my understand jnjj forms a semi circle, no part of wbiob -ar -W n i a 9 to ) nn If as for re d' line io is exceeding one to ono-and-n-half miles from tho rebel works at Corinth. Each "corps" furnishes its own reservo uhder the command of somo acting or real Major General tho whole reserve being under the command of Major General McCIernand. Gen. Grant still holds n command here, but of the nature of that com mand it will tako a more knowing pen than mine to speak. No doubt great impatienco is felt at homo in regard to the teeming slow movements of this army, but whon tho fact is taken into consideration that the number of troops horJperliaps exceeds 150,000, and that the whole of this tre mendous forco lias been movod from Shiloh to its present position, through an almost interminable forest that roads wcro to cut, bridges to build, and fortiGcations to erect, impatience win , , mi give place to wonder and surprise that so much has been really accomplished in so 1,nt , Hi,, flon ITollook ... , , g everything secure as he advan- " J " making ccs no risks are risKM are imm-ii. iuvur uas i . i vr t thcro been nn hour, during day or night, sinco we commenced our forward movo . ,, .... , c ,, poi'i i it.i the "bloody field of Shiloh, that J our wholo army was not in condition to repulso any attack that might be niado upon it, and to follow up such repulse, even to tho taking of Corinth. Tho . . . . Grand Army is now in portion tho one from which, perhaps, the final nt- upon the rebel lines will be made. At what particular timo the attack will 1 . , , . , iii.i; Mtici:, lll'n 1.1 i'i 11 c 11 i. n u w u v ti inn, but in all probability ere this roaches yon "tho child wilt have been born," nnd christened "another Union Vieto- ry-" Grcat diversity of opinion exists hero ns to whether the rebels intend to mako . , . . . , . r. .i their last grand strnzsle at Corinth. Some officers, hich in ytnthnrifv. nvow that. Banrezard Ins f ,llcn back to Grand Junction, onlv leaving n stronz rear guard to bold TTalleck in check ns Ion? ns posihle. OMiers positively ns- sort that the rebpls nre in full force and cbiilv reecivini r?i nforcrmcn t. When those to whom wo look for all informa tion on this point, disacree, wo crentlo men of hriqht harmf opauletts can only siv. with Btinshv, "If it, ho so that tho ship arc cono down, then so; hut if it i in-co i iint nn- smiii nor, cnn' noivn, then so, likewise. rim ar'ny have im- plieit confidence that Ualleck knows what he is doincr, and are perfectly con- tent to await his good time. It has been my cooiT fortune, onco or ''vice, fo oatol) n cusllnl irljinnrt of (en. TTollcclr no !, pass-d. accompanied by his staff, thro' our lines. If tho General had been so oblisrinz to your humble correspondent. as to dismount. I would en-crly n.,v0 seized the opportunity to make a pen picture of him for tho gratification of your readers. He did not. however, even ns much ns "halt" so I will have to forego the picture nnd only say. that, ns ho appeared on horseback, ho is my idenl of a 2enernl. Our Brigade, the 3d. consisting of the 721, 4Sth, 70th. nnd 531 Ohio 1U. iments. enmmanded bv Brin.n,i;,.r.Gen. eral Denver, of California-Kansas no torioty. and I believe formerly of Clin, ton county. Ohio, in Major General W. T.Sherman's Division, occupies the ex treme right of tho Grand Arrav a po sition of honor and danger. Tho place lis rignt.lv nssigneo, nnd is hut a lust tribute for gallant services rendered in tho battle of Shiloh on the fith nnd 7th nit. It will ho remembered that tho 72.1. 4Sth, nnd 70th at that timo consti tuted the 4th Brigade, under tho coai- aiandofCol.lt. E. Buckland; the 531 being, I believe, in Col. Hilderbrand's Brigado, The 53d has been accused of cowardice, but, in tho next fisht I opine they will vindicato themselves from the charge, and show to those who now cry them down that had the officers command done their duty, the regi ment would never havo been subject so withering a charcro, but ou the con trary would, in all probability, have gained imperishable laurels. Since the battle some of the Brigades havo boen consolidated, and Colonels acting Brigadiers havo boon sent back to their regiments in order to givo commands to those upon whom Congress has conferred the honor of woarins a "star" thus the 53d is added, Col. Buck- land has returned to his regiment, and Gen. Denver is in command of the Brigado. It is, perhaps, rnther lute to mako any allusion to the battle of Shiloh, as tho events in regard thereto have been worn thread-bare, but if your readers will exouse the digression, I will try and post them as to how some of the newspaper accounts of that battle were manufactured. The most correct re port that has yet come under my obser vation is that of the Cincinnati Times, written by Mr. E. M. Spencer. This gentleman was, to my own certain knowledge, upon tho ground at oommenoement of the fight, and his re port shows that he was careful to the fuots, as near as possible, before committing anything to paper that might in the least reflect upon the of any regiment or individual; not so with many others, as my experi ence will demonstrate. Having been wounded in the should er early in tbe action of Sunday, I compelled to leave the regiment I ! i , .'containing tho same. As might natnfrom ., , n . , . r rally bu expected, tlw report was found , bo a tissue of bare faced assertions, In it tho grossest injuntico was done some of the "bravest among the brave," whl, in mo.re,.th.!;n ""e instance regi- nients and individuals who really acted the pnrt of C0Ward9 were hijjhy tr. cd for their noble and unflinching brave tack ry. Alas! that the press, that power- - to ns the get so tion was in search of surgical nsaistaneo. This ns sistanco T found on board the steamboat Hannibal, late in tho afternoon. As my shoulder was being dressed. I no ticed a cnnplo of sprizhtlv-lonkinu chaps, note-book and pencil in hand, very busily plying the wounded, ns they were brought on board, with questions as to how tho battle was going. Vari ous were the talcs told by these poor fellows. One would have it that his regiment was entirely annihilated an other that a resimenf. on their left had ignomininualy find without firin? a snn another that some Captain's Battery had deserted his resriment just as its services wcro most needed". ISo two tales agreed, nn'r in tho majority of ctses could any sinrrle individual tell the tame story twice in succession. Yet these two correspondontsdiligently made notes from the conglomerated sayinjs until n sufheioney seemed to be obtain ed from which to hatch out a telegram or letter. No rejard to facts nil thev "l1 ' " i "'J nnui nun I r; inn TllUU'.ili AinAniAi1 Via n Ct nf ttt n m i'a m a a a koVi t0 fin th0 column no matter who was wronged or who was unjustly praised 'they received so much a column nnd column mry muse nave, i nircrwarrt learned that one of those gentlemen , . P n,. was t lie correspondent ot a Chicago nn . . . ' . . per, nnd hnving n curiosity to read n ro port, so mada up, I put myself to somo trouble to procure a copy of the paper ful for, wal or woe, of man. in this worlJ, should be so carelessly used. ' Tt is continually asserted in the news papers of the North, thnt in all the Southern States a strong Union senti ment exists. With these assertions, so far as mv knowledtro extends, I besr leave to differ. No doubt the sentiment "t"'1,1 exist if ,1ie masses of tho people properly understood tho matter hut , , , , - thev do not. The leaders nro careful to keep all outsido avenues of commu- nicntion closed, nnd so long as thev suo- ppcd in this we need not expect'mnch Unionism to exist in the South. Tho larzer part of the soldiers in tho rebel army, havo been so completely gulled that thev look upon, our nrtny as n set of cut-throat, riejro.thievinr savaires. If the two armies could get together and have ti good sociable "confab," our Western boys would easily convince them of their error, nnd I verily believe iicaiirezard would lie minus nn army. But. this, of course, can not he, so our , only alternative is to whale 'em like the . d 1 and treat them well afterwards. Our Division madn a forward move ment a few days since, and on haltinr (-V A w" hrnwn ,0,,t .ns !""kf'- thn U'mrd lino it passed direct, '.V between two farm-houses-the one t" rear hein2 somo fifty yards from the 'i"-H't in front some throe hundred, Llt0 ,,n , 1,10 afternoon ? wn'"!'" i Picd -no "f the guards and timidly ' nskml to ',0 a"nw"l P1" ,'0 he iin t,,e rr: On question.nz her it was ' n';T r,tn,?e1 ,.,,?t 'f hnr "H'denee which she wished to go; she had gone nn Bnm0, crrand t0 th? ncishbnrinf house early in tho morning, leaving ! ynnn chlU nt l"1""5. intending of course ; in return in a lew moments, uurinz that few moments, however, tho guard line was run, leavin? her on one side and tho child on the other. The guard permitted her to pass. In a conversa tion with this lady she informed me that her child wa tho only consideration that could possibly have induced her return to her residence. I asked her why she feared na, and the nnswer was, ; ,hat t,ley ,,llJ u11, bpen t''1-,,t ,0 b,iovo our army was here to devastate the country, murder tho men, steal the ne groes, ravish the women, and,, ill short, that "Beauty and Booty" was out mot to. When I informed her of the real cause of our being here, and of how tho "glorious old flan" had. without provocation, been insulted and trampled in the dust by unprincipled men in South and how esregiously these same leaders had misled the Southern pcoplo, the tears camo into her eves nnd said. "If tho soldiers nt Corinth knw all that, there would be no more fight ins;." This woman's husband it now the rebel iirmy, nnd was engaged in battle of Shiloh. If he should ever so lucky as to return home I think wifo will convince him of the error his way. Nearly all the prisonors by u, after receiving the treatment of our boys for a few days, acknowl edge themselves to have been deoeived. Tha most of them will never be guilty of again tuking up arms against Govornment. Our Division during the past fen days has done a great deal of lively skirmish ing, as well as heavy labor. The thing preparatory to a change of camp has been to send a Brigade ahead clean out the Seoesh pickets, most gen erally oooupying the ground desirable to us, Af'tor gaining' the ground next thing was to secure oursulves it, and to this end all hands were imme diately set to work to throw up fortifi cations. Several times while busily engaged in piling logs and throwing up dirt, we have been startled by. fierce rattle of musketry; On ocoa sions of this kind it has never yet quired any great effort on the part omoers to get tueir men into line. all tools dropped gung were seized, and la the twinkling of an eye a lins of battle presented self that would havo pnziled the Secesh exceedinsly to Weak throuch! Company "A" was acreeably surpris ed the other day by the reception of a couplo of laro dry-goods boxes mark ed "Cant. Kobhins. 48th Keir. Ohio Vol. Infantry, care Sanitary Commis sion." On opening the bnves. various naekaees addressed to Individual mem bers of the company, were discovered. Ifth donors of the respeetivo pack arres could have stood by nnd beheld tho iovful expression on the face of each recipient, ns his namo was called, and tho pnekace handed to him. it would have been stranue indeed had they not thoueht themselves well paid for their trouhlo. . The boys return their sineero thanks to friends nt home for sendinsr. nnd to the Sanitary Commission for dolivoriftg f,Wr boxes. Hopinz that the war will soon be over, and that peaeo will onco again rcizn supremo over a happy and re united country, I am vours trulv. . F. M. POSEGATE. Communications. [For the News. LETTER FROM MARY B—. LETTER FROM MARY B—. Notes of a Visit to the 60th Ohio- Scenes in the Hospital-Kindness of the Ladies of Gallipolis-Trip of the Ladies of Gallipolis-Trip to "Dixie's Land"-Gen. Fremont of the Ladies of Gallipolis-Trip to "Dixie's Land"-Gen. Fremont and Family-Mountain Scenery- "Homeward Bound," &c., &c. . set In in n to her the the she in tho be bis of ta ken tbe first , to the on the re of in stantaneously tt Mr. Editor: Having to return so suddenly and unexpectedly from the robel-land, I had no opportunity to write whilo there. Since coming home, I have thought I mieht note down a few items, that would be of aome inter est to your readers; and aho keep viv id in my memory, my pleasant trip. I spent two weeks in the Hospital at Gallipolis, and shall ever look back with pleasure to my stay there. I had thought it would be a bard lot, but that I could endure it for a time. The picture I drew in my imagination was darker than the reality. However painful to be in the midst of sickness and suffering, there is much to repay ono for all they may sacrifice. There was ono thing that particularly touched my heart. the martyr-Itke patience of the tick soldiers; the struggling to keep down all repining, all longing for friends and home. Often when I would enter the different rooms, some times with delicacies, sent to them by tho ladies of O , how their eyes would lighten up I speaking more than their lips would utter of their apprecia tion of such kindness. I never heard but ono wicked oath while there, and that was not nttcred by any of the sick. I did not have to endure tho pain of seeing one die; though one poor fellow seemed to vibrute between life and death for some time. I wrote to his friends, and his brother came to see him. I don't think I ever sawn more satisfactory smile on any human faco than on his when that brother come. He Was here a few evenings since, on his way home. Oh! it may be very inspiring to be in the nrmy. treading quickly to tho sound of mar tial music; but when eick and suffering, in tho dingy, uncomfortable hospitals, with but little care or attention bestow ed upon them, (hit is trying (o moi souls. There are many martyrs for our Union, who havo not fallen in battle; many who have wasted away with dis ease, and died without a murmur. In tho beautiful cemetery of G , thero were thirty -four soldiers' graves. Gentle bands had planted flowers up on all; not one passed by. This touch ing memento of respect was in keeping with the magnanimity of the tloblehcort ed women nnd girls of that place. While mingling with them, I felt that tho siurit of our Revolutionary mothers and daughters was yet alive! Last sum mer, a young lady, a graduate from the school at Springfield, nnd who had an elegant homo, spent threo months in the Hospital there, as Matron and Nurse. There is also a Committee of ladies to oook for the Hospital every day. But I was not permitted to linger long among this kind people; but waa soon passing uptne unio, in company with the COth regiment, in the steam er Altamont, for tho land of robellion. I still felt I was in a loyal atmosphere while on the Ohio; and once a lady on the Virginia side, seeing my husband in uniform, immediately brought from ber house the "Stars and Stripes," and waved thorn triumphantly toward us. We met on this boat, two wounded soldiers from Pittsburg Landing. They were from tho 77th Ohio Regi raent, and contended that their men did not run, but nobty'defended their country. There was also on board German Captain, who had been wound ed in the foot, and had , a bullet in the back part of his head. He bad been in the three mouths ssrrioe. From Parkersbnrg, , thd fleet iron horse bore us swiftly towni'd our desti nation. I had heard of a certain "ttn- der ground railroad" in Ohio; but did not expect to- see anything of the kind in the "Old Dominion." But I think I traveled (combining nil the tunnels) several miles under ground. At Grafton e chanced ears', nnd here we r.et the famous Fremont! The anxiety of the pcoplo to see him seemed to amuse him very much. II in pie- turcs look like him; but they give but a faint idea of the fire of bis eye, or tho impression you feel nt onco os behold ing him, that you are in the presence of rio ordinaiy man. His look speak of energy of action, of capacities, that are bound to lead him upward to fame. So lost Was I in looting at him, that I did not notioo tho ladies, and found out afterward, to my chagrin, that Jessie was among them. I was delighted with the scenery, the grand mountains covered with pines;! but somehow things looked distressing, wherever the country was inhabited. Little cabins were stuck up, here nnd there, along the road such cabins ns were om of 'fashion in Ohio, long long ago. It was night when we arrived nt New Creek. The only tavern nnd boarding house was fjill. Nothing but a tent hospital, and that was filled to overflow ing. There was a dilemma! Mr. B was discouraged, but I was not. I start ed with the expectation of enduring some hardships, nnd felt too well in body nnd mind, to think of fainting by .the wayside. We went to the enmp- crnumi, nmi t.apt. Harry generously at a.. J otherm?; his kitchen, in which a coin fortable Gro was burning, we placed some pine boxes together for a bed, and soon were in the land of drenms. ' In the raornins, the beautiful Sah bnth morn of May 4th, I looked out upon tho camp and seonery. Tho view was enchanting. In every direction roso tho high mountains; and the boys had procured pino trees and set them out thickly among tho tonts, which gave them the appearance of being situated in a grove of pines. After en joying a very catablo breakfast, Dr. D , my husband and self took a long walk, fearless of guerrillas. I could not realize, that tho rebel persecutors had previously held possession there. To tho south ofthe valley, on u ris ing knoll, there was a beautiful resi dence, belonging to Capt. Dayton, of the 4th Virginia Regiment. Many of your readers doubtless remember Miss Mary Dunn a young lady from Vir ginia, who graduated at ' Oakland Sem inary" sonic years ago. She is the wife of Captain Dayton; and they had this home erected, and thought to spend their lives there; but thai demon spirit of Secession made them homeless. I met Mrs. Dayton on my way from Cin cinnati to G , and again on my way to Parkersburg. She had been With her husband some threo months; nnd was on her way to her father's, near Wheeling. As I stood once, gazing on their beantiful home, now desolate, an old gray-haired Union man told me how they stole the goods out of Capt. Dayton's store: how forty of them hat. tcred down his door, he escoping out (he back way, wading the North Branch of the Potomac, nnd rushing up through the mountains. He speedily ruisod company, nnd has been in the service nearly a year. Right by his residence, stood another, the homo of of Col. Arm strong, himself and son in tho rebel army. It was reported while I Was there that they bad stolen home in tho night, and that Gen. Fremont had them captured. As wo returned from our walk, beautiful tight met our eyes. Down " wf the vulley the white-haired Chaplain tho COth was proclaiming the "word life," to ah attentive audience of sol diers. The Chaplain is Rev. William Me Reynolds, who is familiarly known to the people of Highland. No man, think, is more beloved in the Regi ment, than this aged patriarch. With his social, genial spirit, he speedily wins tlia love of the brave men, whom he "ministers in Holy things." On Monday, I ate my last ilintter the banks of the North Branch of Potomac On that morning, we all ceived our "marching orders;" COth to strike1 up th faugh Moorefield Valley, and I, alas I to return1 to High land. All was bustle and 6onfusion; Sight worth seeing, yet very saddeniog. Tha Assistant Surgoon, Dr. Dwyer.had resigned, and this was a heavy Mow the brave boys. Everywhere among them there was regret; for had striot ly attended to hia business, and he uiaoifeetod great kindness and tywpa- j j i , thy for them in all their distresses. I paid a brief visit to Cumberland, Maryland, the only place I saw while absent that I thought exceeded oar "Model Town" in beauty. While there, I visited the Post Hospital, a large room once used as a Theater. What a change ! Once was heard there the sound of musio and revelry. Once were seen there crowda filled with life and payety; but now, alas! nothing could be heard but the moans ofauf- fcring, proceeding from the long rowe of hard b6ds, with their enlaoiated oo- cupants. Oli! the broken-down men! tho manly forms worn and wafted! tha hollow eyes and the hollow coughing, which I still seem to hearl On returning to New Creek, I could scarcely overcome the temptation to accompany a soldier's wife, on her way lo Moorefield. "Homeward bound I" Doctor Ti exclaimed. Alas! t felt the only one who could make any place onie to me, in this world, had passed from my longing sight, sick, worn, up through the Valley. I could not eease to regret that t had no opportunity to plend my cause with General Fremont. I might have done something for our poor, suffering men; if nothing else, written letters to their friends, when their own hands might be powerless to write. It may be best as it i.t, but t could not think so then, nor am I ful ly reconciled to tho disappointment yet. It is all nonsense, that a woman can not do and suffer anything in this great strugjrjfl'.- Surely if ever mortals were needed any place, tcomdrt is need ed in the Hospital. "Where there is a will there it a itay" and womsh, sacri ficing for a brief time her own case nnd comfort, will be richly rewarded in the consciousness of doing good, and by the gratitude of suffering humanity. Oh ! may the "Prince of Peiico" speed ily come to our "Ship of State," as it rocks to and fro oh the wild Waters of Rebellion, and whisper "Peace f be still !" that there may bo a great Cairo1 in our troubled land. MARY B—. Hillsboro, June, 1862. Not to be Longer Gulled. Tbe Southern people have been pretty effec tually gulled by their leaders since th e' commencement of the war. They have been led to tbe belief that they were eaininj pretty much all of the battles. The Richmond Examiner, of the 22d nit., makes mention of this frand upori Southern credulity, practiced by their leaders, and assails tho rebel Secretary of War for deceiving the Southern peb pie, by asserting that a great victory was gained over the National forces in tha two days' fight at Pittsbur Landldg. Tho editor states that all the evidence collected on tho subject goes tt) show that the Confederates were badly defeat ed; and. ns in evidence of the fact, he quotes Beauregard's own letter to Gen. Grant, the day after the buttle, asking the latter, who was in possession1 of tho field, for permission to biiry his (Bead regard's) dead. a Prayed Out. A three year old nephew of my frierid hnd just finished his usual praver nt his mother's knee, when she said: "Now. Willie, pray for jrriridfather nnd .'randmother." He did ns directed. "Now for all the cous- 11 tli ins." Hi petition went up for this id""- "And now, Willie, pray lor tne world," said bis mother. Wearied out, perhaps by the length of his exercises, he exclaimed: VBmma 'l'8 Jus' 81 much ns I caii dd to pray for our own Mations." Capt. Frishie. commanding i detach ment of 378 Illinois Infantry and First Missouri Cavalry, captured, on tbe 29th, near Neosho, Mo., two Colonels, one Lieutenant-Cdlonel, 20 Jayhawkers, a number of guns nnd revolvers, fifteen horses, and a large train of forage and provisions. i- a in of of . Crops in StAnK County. We are having n grind prospect for all kinds of fruit. I have this day ridden fifteen ! or twenty miles throiigb. this. Perry and Jackson townships, ana l never witnessod such prospects for a grand good wheat crop. Oats, barley, eorn, and everything looks O. K. J. H. K. I to on Tbe vote in the Senate, refusing by 4 majority to refer the subjeot if the eo. fiscation of tebel property to. a seleel committee; was regarded as a test vote between the friehds and oppoaenta ef the measure, ahd a triumph oftha tirm er. Youth's Department. a inawar to Geographical tnlsma. Iv Waanat" . a,'. Little OlrT": Gotraxnuwi. "" .... . ..cl.ttUal. Auawor to inaraaa m aaiaa [For the News. 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