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the Confederate States by the steamer Jura. It adds: He has important dispatches for the Confederate Commissioners, Messrs, Mason and Slidell. Mr. Sanders says Generals Joseph E. Johnston and Beauregard had so far recovered as to be able to resume active duty; that the Confederate at my in Virginia, east of Petersburg, under command of Generals Lee, Johnston, Longstreet and Jackson, numbers about 200,000 men, including more than 400 pieces of well-appointed field artillery under General Pendleton, and 10,000 splendidly mounted and efficiently armed cavalry under Generals Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee; that the Confederate army are in fine condition, arching upon the enemy and anxious to meet and give them battle on any fair field; that no one in or out of the army doubted the result; that Generals Beauregard, Bragg, Price and Kirby Smith were at the head of 150,000 infantry and artillery and 12,000 cavalry, in supporting distance of each other in North Alabama, East Tennessee and Sou
Capture of Yankees in Hardy. Capt. McNeill, who commands a company of Rangers in the Valley, recently captured a Capt. Bond, of Pendleton county, who has rendered himself notorious as the Captain of a company known as the "Swamp Dragoons," and who have been perpetrating their outrages upon the loyal citizens of Hardy and Pendleton. With the Captain he also captured the 1st Lieutenant of the company and five privates, with three or four horses. Four of the privates subsequently succeeded in effecting their escape, but the remainder of the party arrived at Staunton on Tuesday. In addition to these there were two other Yankees, belonging to a company commanded by Capt. Dyke.
lley, &c., &c. Camp near Martinsburg, Sept. 24. As it seems many contradictory opinions prevail in regard to the fight at Sharpsburg, on the 17th inst, I think it may not prove altogether uninteresting to some of your readers to have a statement of facts, which, though not complete, yet you may rely upon them so far as they go; On Sunday, the 14th, the corps of Longstreet was encamped near Hagerstown, between that place and a village called Funkstown. The artillery of Gen. Pendleton, and the battalion to which I am attached, commanded by Col. S. D. Lee, encamped on Saturday, the 13th, near the latter village, and remained there till Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Up to this time the army (I mean the body of it) were evidently under the impression that we would soon go into Pennsylvania. Why we did not go on faster was a matter of frequent inquiry; but such was the confidence in our Generals that no distrust existed, and no sort of anxiety on the subject. The army
hern elections. Fredericksburg, Oct. 19. --Northern dates to the 17th, P. M., have been received here. The Democrats have carried Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. The Republicans have carried Iowa. In Pennsylvania thirteen Democrats and eleven Republicans are elected. In Ohio twelve Democrats and 5 Republicans--three districts not heard from in the last Congress the Pennsylvania delegation stood. Republicans 17; Democrats 8. The Ohio delegation — Republicans 12; Democrats 8. In Indiana, 8 Democrats and 3 Republicans are elected — In the last Congress there were 8 Republicans and 3 Democrats. In Iowa, all Republicans are elected. The State ticket has gone Republican by 10,000 majority. The Democratic majority on the State ticket in Pennsylvania is 10,000, and in Ohio 28,000. In Indiana, Colfax (Dem.) and Julian are defeated. In Ohio, Gurly, (Rep.,) Pendleton and Cox, (Dems,) are elected. In Pennsylvania, Grow (Speaker) is defeated, and Thaddeus Stevens reelecte
One hundred Dollars reward. --Ranaway from the subscriber, June 27, near Richmond, my negro boy Pendleton, about 19 or 20 years old; five feet six or seven inches high; very black; dressed rather military. A. H. Rogers, A. D. C. jy 7--6t* Maj.-Gen. D. H. Hill.
travagance, corruptions, and unjust, arbitrary proceedings of the party in power. Seymour was elected not to cause an inglorious peace, but to secure a successful prosecution of the war. The Abolition faction had misled the Administration, and therefore was rebuked, and good results have followed. But while the Abolition radicals have been somewhat tamed, and brought to reason and common sense, the boisterous Democratic copperheads seem to have lost their wits entirely. Vallandigham and Pendleton, Brooks, Ben Wood, and others, urge a prosecution of the war not against Jeff Davis, but against Abraham Lincoln. They preach peace on any terms, and outrageously advocate recognition of the Confederacy as the best way to restore the Union. They prate about the "Constitution as it is," while they demand a new one, in order to conciliate a gigantic armed conspiracy, which scorns all their peace offerings. They noisily advise the degradation of the loyal States to any peace the rebellion
and defend our liberties. When old, gray haired men, who are not on the military list, take such a bold stand against conscription, you may know there will be something done. Every citizen of the United States is now, according to the acts of the last Congress, subject to the will of Lord Lincoln. This is no longer a free government, but a despotism. There is to be a grand rally of the Democracy at Georgetown on the first day of April I wish you could be there. Valiandigham, Cox, Pendleton and White will be the speakers. They are denouncing the Administration in bitter terms.--White says when the Provost Marshal comes after us, we must welcome him with bloody hands. We look for you, of course, as soon as the conscript comes on us — not that we need help, but it will be the duty of every patriotic soldier to help resist such an infamous, unconstitutional, damnable thing as this conscription law. We do not know how soon it will be put enforce — the enrollment is to be comple
f truce was granted after the first repulse of the enemy, by which they learned the small force defending the heights. Nearly all the 13th Mississippi are prisoners, including Col. Griffs, reported killed, and Lieut. Col. Lace. Major Campbell and Capt. Wood are reported wounded Col. Humphreys, of the 21st, fought his way out. I will report the casualties as I learn them. It is said the Mississippians clubbed muskets and fought, but in vain. They lost the heights. General Early and General Pendleton were in command.--Our line of battle was re-formed three miles up the Telegraph road, at Wyatt's run. Norton, McLaws, and Wilcox were expected last night, and we may yet redeem this disaster. From our life I hear all manner of rumors. We have taken 3,000 prisoners. Jackson got behind them, burned their pontoons at Germania and Ely's fords, and had the entire Yankee army in a pen. Hooker has 200,000 men, drawn from the Valley, Washington, Baltimore, Suffolk, and troops from the We
me been sent to Richmond as a prisoner and lodged in Castle Thunder. Smurr, by his knowledge of the Valley and its people and their sentiments, was enabled to inflict much misery on his fellow-citizens, and richly deserved, if he has not received, condign punishment. Gen. Jones, our commander in the Valley, has seized on the following men and sent them to Richmond, to be retained in custody as hostages for the safe return of the citizens of Woodstock arrested by order of Milroy, viz: P. M. Jeffries, Wetzel county, Va., Duckett Gartree, Western Virginia; Rev. J. H. Jones, Ritchie co.; John Coleman, do.; Wm. White, do.; Patrick Croughan, do.; Henry Parker, Parkersburg, Va.; Wm. F. Sinsel, Taylor co., Va.; John Rooney, Patterson, Va.; A. C. Garey, Harrison co., Va.; Thos. D. Armstrong, Doddridge co.; Thos. Hill, Bridgeport, Va.; Wm. Brown, Preston, Va.; Geo. Snyder, Pendleton co., Va. Smurr was sent up to Rockbridge county two months ago to be tried for some of his numerous offences.
on. By Gen. J. he was assigned the important duty of checking the Yankee General in his advance. How well he performed that duty the following extract from General Johnston's official report of the battle of Manassas will show: "On the 2d of July Gen. Patterson again crossed the Potomac. Col. Jackson, pursuant to instructions, fell back before him. In retiring, he gave him a severe lesson in the affair at Falling Waters. With a battalion of the 5th Virginia regiment (Harper's) and Pendleton's battery of field artillery he engaged the enemy's advance. Skillfully taking a position where the smallness of his force was concealed, he engaged them for a considerable time, inflicted a heavy loss, and retired, when about to be out flanked, scarcely losing a man, but bringing off forty-five prisoners." Soon after this affair Col. Jackson was made a Brigadier-General. At the first battle of Manassas he gained the soubriquet of "Stone wall," under the following circumstances:--Ge
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