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out for the United States corps d'armee of Gen. McClellan, is from the West; for Gen. Patterson, from the North; for Gen. McDowell, from Washington; leaving Gen. Butler for the seaboard. Gen. Scott is either to force the Confederates to concentrate at Richmond, and risk a battle there, or to cut them off in detail, and thus render the capture of the main point more easy. McMullen's men, it is said, will lead the forlorn hope at Harper's Ferry, supported by the Scott Legion. Brigadier General Thomas is spoken of as having been fixed upon to command the advance brigade. He is a skillful officer, and was lately Colonel of the Cavalry regiment now at Chambersburg. This latter force is expected to be increased by additions from Fort Leavenworth, from the companies which have seen service there on the great plains, so that the Cavalry will be not only numerous but exceedingly effective. Gen. McClellan, it is thought, will do most service by crossing from Grafton to Winchester
The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Political persecution at the Academy of Medicine. (search)
ademy of Medicine was held on Wednesday evening, when the time was exclusively occupied in the discussion of the charges of sympathy with the South made against Dr. Thomas, the Secretary, at the last meeting of the Academy. The debate was very warm, in the Committee of the Whole.--Dr. Thomas stated that he had prepared a written Dr. Thomas stated that he had prepared a written communication to the Academy, which he would present, provided he were allowed to read the minutes of the meeting. It was not, however, received. Dr. Thomas then tendered his resignation, at the same time denying the right of the Academy to question him as to his political opinions, yet he averred that the charges made against h however, received. Dr. Thomas then tendered his resignation, at the same time denying the right of the Academy to question him as to his political opinions, yet he averred that the charges made against him were entirely untrue. The resignation was not acted upon. The Committee rose and the Academy adjourned.--N. Y. Day Book.
Mr. James Thomas, Jr., of this city, on the 7th of June, presented a fine box of chewing tobacco to the members of Company "F, " now stationed at Aquia Creek; also, a barrel of superb smoking tobacco. This gentleman, as well as others, has shown his appreciation of the services to be rendered by the soldiers, by first sending them to the field properly equipped and then comforting them after their arrival. The "F" boys say they properly appreciate the kindness of Mr. T. A. resolution of thanks to him was adopted at a meeting of the company held a few nights since.
, of the 2d Artillery, which company arrived here a few weeks ago from North Carolina. The defensive works beyond Arlington House, near Hoover's place, opposite Georgetown, are being rapidly and effectually strengthened by the United States forces there. Thirty-six guns have been mounted on the embankment. The troops are in expectation of an attack upon them by the Confederates from Manassas Junction very shortly. Hagergrown, June 7.--An advance brigade of Federal troops under Col. Thomas reached Greencastle, 13 miles south of Chambersburg, to-day. The column is expected to reach here by to-morrow night. Four brigades are being pushed forward rapidly. The first column will probably en- camp at the Fair Grounds, one mile below here, on the Williamsport road. Another column will push on southward. There is great delight among the Union men at this point at the advance of the Federal troops. Everything looks like a decisive action within and on the Maryland si