Items about "The Grand Army."
--A correspondent of the New York Herald, who accompanied Patterson
's column, wrote as follows from Charlestown, Va.
, a day or two before the great fight:
In consequence of complaints from numerous commanders that their men were without shoes, clothing, &c., and could not be now supplied, as the time for which they had been sworn in was nearly expired, General Patterson
visited the different brigades, and plead earnestly with the men to stand by him, for the love of their country and the honor of our flag, for a few days longer, but failed to gain support.
Three members of the New York Ninth Regiment yesterday arrested Lieut. Harlett
, of the Rebel
cavalry force, while secreted in a house here.
This officer is said to have commanded the troops that fired from Harper's Ferry
upon Col. Stone
's brigade when passing opposite that point.
The jail where John Brown
was imprisoned, and the scene of his execution, are constantly visited by our volunteers.
's Rangers have found numerous secreted arms.
Major Joseph Knipe
, of Gen. Williams
' staff, has recruited a new rifle regiment for the war from those about to disband.
He will assume command.
, of the Indiana Zouaves, has a new regiment ready for him at Indianapolis
, to be armed with the sabre bayonet and Enfield rifle.
, of the New York Nineteenth (Cayuga
) Regiment, is under arrest, upon charges made by his officers.
He will be court-martialed soon.
A mail bag belonging to our army, and filled with matter, has been found here.
Indications show it to have been stolen, while on the way to Martinsburg
, a week since.
, of the New York Nineteenth Regiment, this morning at one o'clock was fired on, when making the grand rounds, by a rebel named Welch
The latter was arrested, and his arms taken from him. Welch
says, in excuse, that he did not see Ledlie
, but hearing a noise, thought foxes were robbing his roosts.
The Indiana Eleventh Regiment, Col. Wallace
, marched to headquarters to-day, and informed Gen. Patterson
of their willingness to serve ten days extra.
The Second Regiment Pennsylvania volunteers left this morning for Harrisburg
, via the Baltimore and Ohio Road
, from Sandy Hook
The railroad bridge across the Potomac
at Harper's Ferry
will soon be rebuilt.