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April 16. The Ringgold Flying Artillery, of Reading, Pa., Captain James McKnight, 180 men, with four field-pieces, received a requisition from the Governor this morning to set out this evening, at 6 o'clock, for Harrisburgh, a place of rendezvous for the first Pennsylvanians in the field. There was a large and enthusiastic Government meeting at Tyrone, Blair county, to-night. Speeches were enthusiastically received. Ex-Senator Bigler arrived after the adjournment; and expressed himself unequivocally for the Government, and he was determined to sustain it to the last. Two military companies from Tyrone, two from Altoona, and two from Hollidaysburgh, will leave to-morrow for Harrisburgh.--Times, April 17. The Mechanics', Elm City, Fairfield County, Thames, and other banks of Connecticut, voted large sums of money to assist in equipping the troops, and the support of their families.--Times, April 17. Governor Buckingham, of Connecticut, issued a proclamation calli
September 7. Harrisburgh, the capital of Pennsylvania, was the scene of tremendous excitement. The streets were thronged all the evening with excited citizens; and the women were excessively alarmed. The report had been scattered that the women and children were to be sent away on Wednesday; and preparations were actually made for departure. It was also rumored that the money and archives of the State had been packed, ready to be sent away in case of an emergency. The arrival of a he rebels was regarded as imminent. There was also a report from Chambersburgh that a rebel spy had been arrested there, with maps and plans of the Cumberland valley in his possession. Men then began earnestly to discuss means of defence for Harrisburgh.--The Thirty-seventh regiment of Massachusetts volunteers, under the command of Colonel Oliver Edwards, left Pittsfield for the seat of war. A party of rebels under the command of Captain Bowles, a son of J. B. Bowles, President of the Ba
September 9. The greatest excitement existed throughout York and Adams County, Pennsylvania, as well as at Harrisburgh and throughout the Susquehanna region and the Cleveland Valley. The farmers sent their women and children, as well as their cattle, away, and armed for the defence of their homes against cavalry raids. At Wilkesbarre all places of business were closed. All the church and court-house bells rang for the people to assemble for drill, at which time nearly all the able-bodied men in the town, amounting to some hundreds, assembled in the public square, formed into companies, marched to the river bank and drilled. Men over sixty years of age fell into the ranks.--Wilkesbarre Record. This afternoon, in latitude 28°, longitude 94° 10′, the United States steamer Connecticut captured the English schooner Rambler. She had run the blockade at Sabine Pass, Texas, and was bound to Havana heavily laden with cotton. Among the papers found on board was a memorandum
r, and commenced tearing up the railroad in the vicinity of the depot. The United States Marshal, the sheriff, and other officials left the town as soon as the rebels entered, carrying with them the public records and other valuables in their different offices. Hundreds of private citizens also left the place. In consequence of the reported approach of the rebel army under General Lee, the greatest excitement existed in Pennsylvania, and especially in the cities of Philadelphia and Harrisburgh. In the latter city, the Governor of the State issued a proclamation, calling for fifty thousand men, for immediate service to repel the now imminent danger from invasion by the enemies of the country. He also telegraphed to the Mayor of Philadelphia to send him twenty thousand men. The latter immediately issued an address to the citizens, in which he embodied the Governor's despatch, and called upon all able-bodied men to assemble next morning at the precinct-houses of the election dis
September 13. The military excitement in Philadelphia, Pa., continued. A large number of armed citizens were leaving for Harrisburgh.--The Mayor of Harrisburgh issued a proclamation, forbidding the citizens to leave town under penalty of arrest. The rebel chief Porter, with about five hundred guerrillas, made a descent on Palmyra, Mo., this morning and released forty rebel prisoners. He held the town for a while, but withdrew when he heard an engine from Hannibal whistle. He did Harrisburgh issued a proclamation, forbidding the citizens to leave town under penalty of arrest. The rebel chief Porter, with about five hundred guerrillas, made a descent on Palmyra, Mo., this morning and released forty rebel prisoners. He held the town for a while, but withdrew when he heard an engine from Hannibal whistle. He did no damage whatever.--A force of rebel troops, under the command of Gen. Loring, took possession of the Kanawha salt-works, near Charleston, Va.--Richmond Dispatch, Sept. 20. The rebels continued the attack upon the Union forces on Maryland Heights, who held the place until three o'clock, when an order was received to spike the guns and remove down the valley to Harper's Ferry.
ord, below Shepherdstown, Va., and captured over four hundred rifles, mostly marked London, 1862, and a twelve-pounder rifled brass cannon of English manufacture. The capture was accomplished without firing a shot; the rebel pickets falling back as the Union men advanced. The One Hundred and Forty-ninth (Fourth Onondaga) regiment, nine hundred strong, commanded by Col. Henry A. Barnum, left Syracuse for Washington at nine o'clock this morning. They went by way of Geneva, Elmira and Harrisburgh through Baltimore. Col. Barnum was not able to go with the regiment further than Elmira, not having fully recovered from his wound received on the Virginia Peninsula. Major-General Wright, in a special order issued at Cincinnati, Ohio, declared that the daily prohibition of business after four P. M. was rescinded. On every Saturday, after two P. M., business of every kind was to be suspended until five P. M., during which interval all able-bodied men in Cincinnati, Covington, and N
rable excitement in that vicinity.--the Twenty-first regiment of New Jersey volunteers returned to Trenton from the seat of war.--the United States enrolling officer in Boone County, Indiana, was captured by a party of men and held while the women pelted him with eggs.--Governor A. G. Curtin, of Pennsylvania, issued a proclamation calling on all people of the State capable of bearing arms to enrol themselves for the public defence; State records and other public archives were removed from Harrisburgh.--Greencastle, Pa., was occupied by a small body of rebel troops belonging to the forces of General Ewell. In the Missouri State Convention Charles D. Drake offered the following: Resolved, That it is expedient that an ordinance be passed by the Convention, providing first for the emancipation of all slaves in the State on the first of January next; second, for the perpetual prohibition of slavery in the State after that date; and third, for a system of apprenticeship for slaves s
June 23. The State of New York responded nobly to the call for troops to drive the rebels from the soil of Pennsylvania and Maryland. Twenty regiments at this time had been armed, equipped, and supplied with subsistence and transportation, and had gone to Harrisburgh and Baltimore. Sixteen of these regiments moved from New York, two from Brooklyn, and two from Buffalo. The following is a list of the regiments that had left: The Seventh, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-third, Twenty-eighth, Thirty-seventh, Forty-seventh, Fifty-second, Sixty-ninth, Sixth, Seventy-fourth, Seventy-first, Sixty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifth, Thirty-second, Fifty-fifth, Fourth artillery, and a consolidated regiment from Staten Island. The Raleigh (N. C.) Standard of this date favored a convention of all the States, to procure peace, either by reconstruction of the Union or by peaceable separation.--Rev. R. I. Graves, of Hillsboro, N. C., who was committed on the fourth of Febr
June 24. McConnellsburgh, Pa., was occupied by the rebel cavalry this evening, after a short resistance by the Twelfth Pennsylvania cavalry.--great excitement existed at Harrisburgh, Pa., on the approach of the rebels, who were slowly advancing on Carlisle ; many merchants packed up their goods ready for shipment, and martial law was proposed, to prevent all the able-bodied men from leaving the city. The Mayor issued an order, calling upon the people to stand firm, and prohibiting the sale of all liquors.--the Eleventh New York artillery left Rochester, for Harrisburgh. Shippensburgh, Pa., was evacuated by the National troops, and immediately occupied by rebel cavalry.--at Shelbyville, Tenn., the rebels were defeated by the National troops, under General Mitchell.--(Docs. 84 and 112.) The following General Orders were issued from the War Department at Washington: I. By direction of the President, that part of the Middle Department west of Hancock, including the a
June 28. A skirmish occurred at Oyster Point, about four miles from Harrisburgh, Pa., between the rebels and the Seventy-first regiment of New York militia and E. Spencer Miller's Philadelphia battery, resulting in the retreat of the Union troops to the intrenchments around Harrisburgh.--the manufacturers of Morristown, Pa., resolved to close their works until the rebels were driven from the State, and raised ten thousand dollars to pay the wages of all who volunteer during their absence.Harrisburgh.--the manufacturers of Morristown, Pa., resolved to close their works until the rebels were driven from the State, and raised ten thousand dollars to pay the wages of all who volunteer during their absence.--Mechanicsburgh, Pa., was given up to the rebels this morning. On their arrival they pulled down the National flag, which was flying in the square, and raised the rebel colors in its stead. The ship City of Bath was captured by the rebel pirate Georgia in latitude 20° 30′ south, longitude 29° 30′ west, off the Island of Trinidad. Major-General George Gordon Meade assumed command of the army of the Potomac.--A fight took place between a regiment of Pennsylvanians, under the command o<
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