inch, left its shelter, and on the open field, a broad and beautiful expanse, undertook to advance rapidly upon him, he had recourse to the bayonet, and led the splendid charge which must forever be honorably associated with his name.
It was a marvellous encounter, and our men speak highly of the bearing of the foe. The field was literally strewn with the dead and dying, and it is believed that the enemy nowhere suffered so severely.
His force is said to have consisted of North-Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia troops.
Already our troops had begun the solemn work of burying the rebel dead on the right.
The bodies had, many of them, been gathered from the field, and conveyed to different points where pits had been dug for their reception.
I halted at several of these to look at the mangled remains.
Death had found the unfortunate victims in various attitudes.
One was in the act of raising his gun to fire, and had stiffened in the same position — another was opening his cartridg
D. 1862, entitled, An act for the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary districts within the United States, and for other purposes, it is made the duty of the President to declare, on or before the first day of July then next following, by his proclamation, in what States and parts of States insurrection exists:
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim that the States of South-Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North-Carolina, and the State of Virginia, except the following counties, Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Pleasants, Tyler, Ritchie, Doddridge, Harrison, Wood, Jackson, Wirt, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, Barbour, Tucker, Lewis, Braxton, Upshur, Randolph, Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Clay, Nicholas, Cabell, Wayne, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, Webster, Fayette, and Raleigh, are now in insurrection and