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Letter from Camp Dennison.
CAMP DENNISON, May 5, 1861. i k ii i i.ir: promised to write you mill Mr. IU ax nn occasional communication, lint aa yet have mil hail time. If 1 can find an opportunity to write you I will do mi, J in1 Isiy s stand dry bread, fat pork, mud and water, first-rate. The only person on the sick Jim in LiMit. Dickinsom, who him the genuine old fashioned ague. We hope and expect that he will lie able tu do duty in a few days. He is comfortably quartered in farm house a short distance from the Camp. 1 forgot to incut ion, in the proper place, that we loft Jam e Maxwkll at Cleveland, nick with low frver, brought on from a audden checking of a camp diarrhoea. The Physician mid it would be several day before he could join us iitCump Peunisoo. He is in good hands, how ver, his father being assisraut steward in the hospital at Cleveland. There in ery little sickness here. The rain im beating against our frail tenement as if it would wash them away. The wenther is as gloomy a alone watch at a midnight death tied of an only friend. The boys bear up brave ly notwithstanding all their privation. We left Cleveland Friday nmin with a llcgi mcni of men; mine w tar ns Columbus and Mopped at 10 o'clock at night; had our suppers una weut to quartern compoHed of boards and straw. Git. up in the morning at 4 o'clock, ate our breakfast, and started for the enrs through a rain that would drown a duck in timr hours. Hot to the depot and fooled around until nine o'rl.ick getting car and getting the men on board. 1 was acting aa aid to the Colonel of the Hegiment, and hud of con rue to be in the rain, and got slightly damp. We got off at 9 o'clock, or thereabouts, and had a gloomy ride to Camp Denniwm where we arrived at 2 o'clock to find a mud-holo and no shanties built. It was remarked bv "Uncle Tobv" that "the ar my awore terribly in Flanders. 1 can testify mat mere wan aome, u not more, swearing done here on that occasion. At a little after 4 o'clock we found some lumber and worked at our shnn ties until dark, when Cnpt. Drury of the 3d liegimentcame to us and kindly offered us sup per and quarters for tho night, which was grate fully accepted. In the morning I w ent to Cin cinnati, where I procured a quantity of necei Kary article for the Camp. Our manner of cooking is primitive enough. A pair of crotches, with a pole for a crane, and wooden hook to hang our kettles on. Provis ions are coffee, bread, pork, rice, beans and oc casionally beef. . If we have potatoes, or any- ining oi umi Kino, we ouy tncni ut our own ex- ense, We were at work most of the rlnv fiiinir our shanties. We have four of them finished and tnree moreto ouua. ineir dimensions are U u w .i.k k.,k. i k i.i. ..t containiiiir 10 men each. It is a show to nee our city of huts. There . ! . i . . m. m...'r""J """""i r "'en! inn . J i :.. t ) .i w'"0!J""y ' SWT "ow. nany more there will be in the course of a mouth. Camp Denniaoo will be a nice place after it is fixed up and the weather clears off. The Camp grouna contains ikiu acres, me siring oi sen tinels or guards is six miles long. The huts and Grade ground are in a hollow, or bottom, on the nks of the Little Miami river, surrounded with high hills, and is altogether a romantic place, barring the mud. It is ten o'clock and still raining, with vivid flashes of lightning and loud rolliiie thunder. The hoys havs all gone to their bunk except Lieut. Coxoes and myself. He is engaged in the very necessary occupation of mending his tromer. Notwithstanding the exposure to which I havs been subjected, 1 (eel better to-day than I have in three weeks. C. M. FOUKE. Letter from Camp Taylor. CAMP TAYLOR, May 7, 1861. Fsibxd Kbklbb; Having a little spare time at present, and knowing the Fremont people al ways to be glad to hear from their friends, I take the liberty to ask a little spare room in your valuable paper. Wears all well, with one or two exceptions of bad colds. There is no more complaint on the part of the men in regard to the provisions, as a vast improvement, both as regards quality and quantity, havs been made. The men are all in good spirits, knowing the good cause they are engaged in. We are all ready and anxious for active aervive. I must not forget to mention, that two days after we arrived here, I got sick. N ot being accustomed to camp out, I went up town and stopped with soma friends until I got well. Coming back to Camp, they had it reported that I hai ds termed, a thiol I "'d not like to hear very well. But I am at my post, and shall re main so to ths last, unless stricken down to rise no more. The beautiful Flag made, and presented to our Company, by the Ladies of Fremont, we have received with great joy, and are very proud of it. We shall stand by it to the last man. Two Reirimenta have left our CamD already. and we will all of us leave this week. The first two Fremont oompauies are attached to the 8th Regiment, and left with their Regiment for CaiupDenniaon last week. Our Company will be mustered into the Uni ted States service to-day. Our routine of duty for the present is almut as follows: We rise in the morning at half past four o'clock; take breakfast at five, and then the Roll is called. After Roll call each comnanv has to furnish 10 men for guard. The men have to be on guard 34 hours two on and four off. I'l.l 1 . . . 1 . ii . 1 1 '11 I a ue duuuicc 01 uw voinpunj w meo uriuoa uu- til noon. We then prepare and eat our dinners, 1 after which we are again marched around until -V a . .-I. A I . L ... . !. uuui uva wiiiwi. jkiiu men buuiaji, aibcr i which comes the fun. You can see as many as 40 eamp-tires burning all around the ring, and hardy-looking men with their blankets 011 stan ding close to each fire. The boys amuse them selves by wrestling, boxing, jumping, and rein ing anecdotes, AC. The druia is beating, calling the men to duty, nd I must close. When we get into new quur- rs, I shall write to you again, of the doing of ur Company. lours, truly, M. JUDKm W1UZ. Thursday, O A.. M., Alsty l)tli,18Q.l. COMMUNICATED. It cannot be denied that tin old Mililia Mus ters in Ohio have left a very unfavorable im pression on the minds of the people. This gen eral disrespect for the old system in a lime of peace now attaches itself to the present Militia of Reserve. If any limn 1ms started out to form a Company of Reserve Milithi, this prejudice hod to bo overcome before success was tswihle: and as general order No. 13 was merely n re quest to the people of Ohio to fiinn such com panies, without saying How ninny companies was apportioned to thisor thiit. county, all could raise as many or few as they saw fit. The re sult was that very few romanies were likely to overcome the above mentioned prejudice. But Menerul Order No. 17 rails upon Sandus ky comity for 7 companies, mid if thev ure not enrolled and organised by the 1st of June next, other counties will be called upon to dischurge a patriotic duty which will he as hi ruble to them as disgraceful to us. IfSanduskv coinitv shall neglect this duty, who can till her soil with pride or replenish her treasury with satis faction? If Sandusky county cannot r.iisc the seven companies, composed of men who are gisid citi- sens, ana can oe made gisid soldiers, then let it. be done where there is less selfishness and more patriotism. But teil it not on Bunker HiO, nor let the sound reach Lexington. MUSTER ROLL. Townsend, May 7, 1861. Yesterday's Report. ! i i , Montgomery, May 6tl. Mr Cover, of Ala., presented a bill fixing the lime l elections for Representatives in Congress. Also, providing for election of President and Vice President under tho permanent Constitution, referred to Judiciary Com. An act was passed recognizing the existence of war with tho U. S., anl concerning let ters of marque and reprisal and prize g ods. The preamble recites the acts of President Liincoin ana ins proclamations, ami ascer- tains that it is necessary for tlio Conf. oder- o,.., ... ..... ,i.. ",B wii mo war mus coinuieiic- cd b? him. Tll6 BCt authorize ulhorizc the grant- : -t ,. . Wg of letters of ma rone and renrisal on . . . . certain conditions, a proviso announces that free ships make free jroods. 1 Dirty days are allowed fir federal ves sels now at the ports of the confederate States, for the purpose of lawful commerce and to return home. The 5 percent, prize is recieved as a fund for the widows and orphans of those killed 00 Privateers and armed vessels, and for the support of the wounded. Washington May 7. Major Anderson has this evening, with the consent of the President accepted I ho command of the Ken tuck Brigade. Baltimore, May 7. The Uuion demon stration at Frederick to-day' wits a grand affair. .. . . .. p . . . Hon. Revere! y Johnson, in behalf of the ladies, presented a flag to the Home Guard, which numbered 160 inembor present, be sides large and enthusiastic gathering of toe people. Mr. Johnson said in the original caucuses wnicn have produced the present emergen cy, Maryland has 110 share. Her people ever were, ana now are, zealous in support of the Constitution and Government which they were foremost in forming and adopt ing. No threat of treason has ever been whis pered within her limits, while the bleuiiiigs ana aavauuges 01 U10 union hare been ful ly estimated and appreciated. The loss of those advantages it I felt would be utter ruin. In this ruin all tho States would more or less shsre; but our geographical position wouiu mase it immediate ana total. Separation is impossible. But for the resistance to the just and le gal authority, the Government had given no cause: and had the friends of constitu tional rights remained at their posts in Con gross, the powers of lh Government lo transgress its authority could have boon ef fotually thwarted. The leaders of the rebellion were actuated by an unholy thirst for official power. The fact is evidenced in the elevation to place of all who nave desecrated omciai positions and plotting treason. Tbey may aa well strike at the Heav ens with their arms as against the American Union. Defeat was certain to rebellion. The free Htatea according to the lost census have 3,778,000 males between the ages of 18 and 45. The slave States exclusive of Virginia, hud I r.i.Ann . . 1 only qji.uju, and the dmcreuce in wealth is proportionate to that of men. With such a vast desparity the end of the struirirle is beyond a 1 . . I i 00 - utiuuu It was the aim of the South to confine the war to the border States. Mr. Cobb was even now congratulating them in the removal of it from their midst; but Maryland should frus trate this cowardly policy. Let those who have provoked the war bear the entire brunt. Maryland's proper position is to remain firm in her loyalty to the government The rebellion leaders had done all they could for Mr. Lincoln's election, as the means of pre cipitating revolution in the South. They relied for t he success of their plans on the interven tion of the border States and divisions in the North, but they were short sighted men. The first gun tired at a noble and starving garrison, was a blow at the Nation's heart, and a uniled North had sprung to arms in vindication of the rlag ami for the uiaiutninauce of the government. Heaven forbid the duty of that vindication should lie forgotten by Maryland. Several arrests were made yesterday and to-day of parties charged with participating in the attack on the Mnssacliusetts troops. There lias been a stampede among the sus pected. .Seventy of the rioters have disap peared. The Legislature did nothing yesterday. Tim Herald's dispatch says: Washington, May 7. The greatest ac tivity prevails at tho War mid Navy De partments, preparing dotails encompassing and punishing traitors, Another committee has been here from Baltimore. They reported to tho Presi dent that the mob spirit was down and tho loyalists were preparing lo welcome the government troops. There will be at least three Regiments raised in Baltimore of 1,000 men each and be accnplod by the government. 40,000 troop will be concentrated at Washington. The Mass. 8tb regimonl sent 500 loaves of splendid bread made by themselves to the N. Y. 28tli regiment. Grin. Patterson of Pouusylvrtnis will move troops by detachment through Balti more as soon as the rail nad is repaired. Maj. Hunier of the U. S army will be made a Colonel. Late Richmond pap irs ann hiiicj tho marching of military coinpani-'s towards Htrper's Ferry. Tho Kentucky battallion is expected to go thither. Senator Morrill, of M.tine, tenders a reg imeut of lumberman from Maine, none to lie less than 6 loot high, for the regular army. Tliny are likely 10 be accepted. Tho G ivernor of Punn., Ohio, Mich., nd. and III., agreed on a plan of co-operation for the supKirt of the foderal govern ment. They act as a unit, their Bclion having been ratified by the President. Secretary Chase has ordered the 8lo paSe of all supplies of any kind for the re bellious States at Cario. Albany, May 8. Orders have been isn ed for the inspection of the N. York British volunteers. New York, May 8. Warren Loland of 1 he Metropolitan Hotel has tendered his services to ,1, Governor of his native or Ti regiment. Philadelphia, May 8. Fiflv West Point Crdets were detained here last night by the I'ui.rc, uu im- Fuuposiiion mat tiiev were about to join the secessionists. Information Imd been received that they had purchased arms in New York. The mistako was soon rectified ami they proceeded to W ashington where they will be commissioned a second Lieutenants. Washington, May 8. A Louisiana reg imenl arrived at Richmond on Monday. 1,400 Tennessee troops and ft battallion of Alanania troops havo reached Lynchburg. At Norfolk there are almut 4,000 troops in cluding 2 companies of Georgian. The au thorities were fortifying Norfolk iu all direc tions, also Hatter's Inlet. N. C. A Board of Medical Rmminn will sn. vene at the Naval Hospital, New York, on toe isi 01 June next, for Hie examination of candidates for admission into the Medical corps of the Navy. Monluomery, May 7. A salute was fir-' od here this afternoon in rejoicing at the 0th star in t lie constellation. : Frederick. Md., May 8. The probabili- ties uow are that the Legislature will ad- journ on Friday until the 15 ill of July next, m n caucus ui inn nouse member last night, it was almost unanimously determin-i ed to abandon tho proposition of convention. I St. Louis, May 8. Union Home Guard f tho 1st and 2d Wards, numbering l.oOO, ' w. re sworn into the volunteer service of the U.S. to-day. Companies from other Wards I ; will bo sworn in during tho week. These j meu are allowed to remain with their fara lite and follow their usual avocations; but will bo required to do guard duty one day in each week. Capl. Lyon has order to receive 10,000 volunteer. He has already upwards of 5,000 mustered into the service. Tho Home Guard of this city will complete and p ii hops excood the complement. Louisville, May 8. A reliable nrivate dispatch says that Arkansas yesterday pas sed tho ordinance of secession. Nsshvillc, May 8. Tho proceedinirs of the Tennessee Legislature have just boon1 j a made public. Tho ordinance of secession and alliance with the confederate States was passed subjoct to a vote of the people on the 8th of June. Tno military bill passej calling for 65, 000 v dunteers and nppropriatiag $200,000 uticond itionally, and $300,000 c jnditionally. Philadelphia, Msy 8. The 1st Artillery regiment of Ponnsylvania, Col. Patterson. started south this afternoon by railroad. Bjston, Mfy 8. The Minnesota sailed this afternoon undor sealed orders. Frankfort Kyn My 7. T 10 Liffislature has adopted resolutions cilling for tho cor respoedence of G v. M;Giffin an I iho Con federate State auihoritios, and, also, enquir ing whether the Cotifodcrate States had made any requisition on Kentucky for troops and the G ivernor's reply thereto, al so, tj appunt a exninittee to enquire into the expidiuticy of the smpansion of spacio payment by the banks. LAST NIGHT'S REPORT. torn ha been instructed to prevent ship 1 mente of arm, munitions and provisions, lo the seceded States, including Tennessee, North Caralina and Arkansas: and to in- Philadelphia, M ly 8. Special to Post : Virginia troops aro concentrating in forcj at Harpor's Ferry, evidently intondinz to resist any attempt by the Gwernmont to ro-p)s- sess 11. apiMMhmsion is felt by Gjv- trii'iintit of an attack 00 forc.is at Cairo. New York, M ty 8. A etutloinan of this city, bearer of despatches to Washington, report 111s cmversation with Scy Siward. lie told Mr. Howard of the determined fuel ing in Now York to sustain tho Gjvornmsnt, iwl en-rgotic actioo was expjeted it the Government. Mr. Seward renlied: Tho people should not bo disapp tinted, and b9 thtught they would bi wall .tisfijd with what would lake place in a very fow day. This gentleman also had a conversation with P. M. Gen. Blair, who gtve him the programm f ihi Gjvornment, and thinks it will be etf Hitive in q'tolling the disturb ance. Troops will probably be sent to N. Orlean. Mr. Blair thinks the war will be diort, spirited and energetic. Special to Commercial A Ivertiser, Wash ington, May 8. Reported, troops now si Perryville will soon arrive here. It is un derstood they will land on the Baltimore side, joining Butler's forces at the Relay House, and with troop from Harrisburg, will in ike force enough to pass safely tbro' Baltimore. The 31 regiment U.S. infantry under ..m.,inJ ..f VI ut QI.Ai.1 lf. k !t J IOT s-naU,r Johnson of Tenn., made a man- til iirWVll flip iKa AnfivrAmnnl et ika t. (and the preservation of the Union stall has- ards, at Knoxville a few days since. It' received with great applause. Express Washington dispatch says ft schooner fully armed was captured off the mouth of (he Chesapeake and taken to An napolis. Two men were captured, the rest escaping in boat. Frederick, Md., May 8. The Legislature last evening voted unanimously against call ing a convention. Washington. May 8. It is renorted that x-uov. rteeder or Kansas, now of Pa., will l appointed Brig. Gen. in the Army. Liiout. Jones, who fired the Harper s Ferry Arsenal, la appointed as t yr. Master Gen. with the title of CapU the Virgimens are not ready vet for an attack on Wash no-ton. Gen f insists that the Stale line shall not be crossed by (Virginians until they are attacked. Tvmisville M.v ft TK r .... tercept ucb shipments passing by cr going mrougn Liotusviiie. Annannli M ft T it a Navy, arrived here with the Light Boat wbich was stationed off Wind Mill Point, d removed by the secessionists. When he wa 12 miles up the Wic mic's River. Her crow deserted her. Lt. Cros- by reports seeing largo numbers of cavalry on shore. The importance of Annaoolis as military depot is daily becoming more apparent. Milwaukee, May 8. First regiraont Mil waukee volunteers reviewed lo-day, Rtifus King. Minister to Rome, has been appoint ted Brigadier General of the State. Djtroit, May 8. Extra session of Mich igan Legislature mot at Lansing yesterday. Governor's Message rooomraonds that the law of last session providing for raising two regiments, be amondod to authorixe four more, with power to raiso ten if needed. I I I ' To pay volunteers while in service of the State, preparatory to being mastered into the service U. 8 at the same rate as they are entitled to after being mustered into that service. Also, that all subsequent en listments bo for three years unless sooner dischareed. To meet every exigency he fa vors a loan of not less than $1,000,000; bonds to be issued in small amounts. In which case he thinks the whole will be tak en by citiiens of the State. He recom mends Legislature to enact law authoriz ing township to levy taxes for the support of the families of volunteers. He says Na tional Government cannot longer confine it self to mere defense, of natiooal domain and property. It must strike treason wherever it is found. All the delusive pretense of reboels, about coersion and invasion of States must be thrown aside, and the full right of the Federal troop to march at pleas ure over every inch of territory of the Uni ted States; put beyond question the Stste which refuses to respond to the lawful call of the President, as much guilty of treason as one which m ikes actual war. Wheeling, May 8. A large Union raoeting wash3ld at Ringwood, Preston county on the 4th inst. Resolution were adopted expressing umlterable opposition to the Ordinance of Se cession, and Uvoring a division of the State. Dulcgnte were appointed to the Wheeling Con vention. Nothing has been heard from the Kanihawa region. Advices from varion Western coun ties indicate great increase in Union sentiment. All necessary arrangemmt are being made for holding the Convention in this city on Mnndoy. Fourteen counties have thus far appointed del egates. A great deal of enthusiasm is mani fested over the receipt of $3,000 stand of Qav emmjnt arms which reached here to-day. Indiaiiap ilis, May 8. The 11th, Col. Walla ce Zouve K''unMit, wa presonted with tvj Silk Flag this p. m. One by the Ladies of In dianapolis, and the other by the Ladies of Ter- rehaute. Atter the presentation ceremonies, the whole R:giin3nt knslt down and took the oath to protect the American Flag, and avenge the wrongs done to Indiana Volunteers by Jeff. D.i j vis at ths battle of Bueni Vista. The 7th Rsjiin'nt, C 1. Dj m int's, was also presented with a Silk Falg by the Ladies of Aurora. M.intgom ;ry, Ala., Mty 8. The Postal Dv pirtineut is ready to take charge of the mail any moinant Congress directs. Office, Seal, Bjoks, Blanks, Riutes. and clerical force com plete. No detention of the mails feared in con sequence of any policy of the Lincoln Govern ment. Cobb re id a despatch from D. P. Hall, Com missioner from Georgia, announcing that Ar kansas had unanimously pissed an Ordinance of Secession. Morion, of Florida, offjred a resolution en quiring the propriety of appointing Chaplain in the Navy; adopted. Ochilleree Texas bill, provining compensa tion to disbursing officers in the several Execu tive Departments, adopted. Conrad's, of Louisiana, motion to appoint a Committee on Claim, adopted. Secret session followed. Memphis, Tenn., May 6. Block on corner of Front Row and Court street burned. Loss $90,000. Persecution at the South. We have seen in this city, says the N. Y. Tribune, whole families men, women and children who have been compelled to es cape from Virginia, and were glad to escape with their lives. They have left farms and houses, implements and furniture, horses, cattle and produce, as spoils to the mob. Sometimes tbey bare been permitted the use of their own teams to the nearest rail way stations; but once there, they bave left horses and eftirisges standing at the road side for the use of whomsoever chose to take possession, and bave got into the first train, stripped or all their worldly wealth, exoept the clothes tbey stood it. Only two weeks ago, we had from the lips of the head of family, nn account of their escape. At 1 2 o'clock at night, be received notice that tbey must leave within twelve boors, unless be took the oath of allegiance to Virginia, and enlisted in local company. He swore that "so belp bira God" be would never raise bis band against the flag under which be and his had always found protec tion. In the morning they effected their escape, leaving even the breakfast table as they rose from it. This man has left be hind him not less tban $50,000 worth of property, of which now, no doubt, his rebel neighbors are in the full enjoyment These are examples merely of numerous Instances. The persecution which bas already been brought against hundreds and perhaps thousands of person, compelling them to fly for their live, has brought upon that class woich i reluctant to engage in rebel lion all the horrors of the most relentless The leading rasrehants of Boston are fitting out a large steamer carrying ten guns and three hundred men, to cruise against Jeff. Davis' pi rates in the Gulf. It will sail under the author ity and commission of the United States, but the expense will be borne by State street MoasTaxisoN in Askahsas. Under instruc tions from Gov. Rector, the U. S. Ordnance stores at Napoleon, Ark., were seised on the 22d inst. They consisted of 150 kegs of powder, 200 saddles, 500 sabres, 103 Haynard rifles, and 140,000 cartridges, fcc. They were all intended for Fort Smith. . 7