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J. L. BOARD MAN,j
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HILLSBOROUGH. TIFGFILVND COUNTY. OHIO, THURSDAY. .TUNE 12. 1862.
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.
[For the News.
'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.'"
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.
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
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
Impudence Unparalleled. Our Army Correspondence
[Correspondence of the News.
Letter from the 60th Ohio.
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.
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.-
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
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.
We reached Moorefield nt 8 A. M
wading the Potomao some 2
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.
We have been resting here up to this
3 P. M. Col. Trimble hasjunt returned
from Headquarters with orders
inarch this evening. More anon.
[Correspondence of the News.
Letter from Lieut. Frank Posegate,
48th O. V. I.
IIead'qrs, Co. "A," 48th Reo
Camp No. 7, before Corinth
.May 25, 186
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
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
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
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,
, , mi
give place to wonder and surprise that
so much has been really accomplished
1,nt , Hi,, flon ITollook
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g everything secure as he advan-
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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
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-
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
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
.'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-
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
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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
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
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.
[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.
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
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
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
As wo returned from our walk,
beautiful tight met our eyes. Down
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-
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.
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
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-
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
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
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.
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
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