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The western Democrat. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1852-1870, July 05, 1864, Image 2

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WESTIQItN lZ>EMOCtlA.T, CHA.RLOTTE, N.. C ' walking twenty miles along the line of the road, I wben he took the train for Weldon. He caiae over the entire road from Petersburg to Weld w on that defeat OF THE YANKEES LYWCHBUBG, VA. NEAB ■ THE WAR IN VIBCIMA. . thp entire road from Petcrsburc; to Weld mi on that The I-ijnchbnrg Republican gives ne o owinw THE FIGHTS AROUND PBTEHSBURG t^e e it, accotint of the defett of the YtmJcee army under As wc hare 1 ecn cut off from news from Petersburg , informant is a gentleman of intellijfcce and ’ Gen. Hunter near tint city week before last: and RichmonJ for cearly t^vo weeks, we commence , ^ officer, and these facts may be generally , enemy have come and fione. With 20,000, relied on. ^ ^ he marched up the hill, and then marched down I The following official dispatch from Gen. Lee Finding it inipos-sible to expel Gen Breek- ’ refers to the fighting around Petersburg on the inridgc from the mountam passts of the Blue o o j near Waynesborough, Hunter determined Army N. Va., ) the account of operations with old dates, but which cofTtain news mt !ierctrto'C published. The followii't: official dispatch in reference to the operations near Petersburg on ■\Vrdnc.=day tbc 22d: IIf.ADQ n> -\TIMV NOBTHEIVN VlROINiA, I FROM JOHNSTON’S ARMY. 1 A HEAVi BATTLE ON MONDAY the 27th. The Sncmy repulsed with great slaughter. On 31onday morning the 27th of June, the yankec army under Gen Sherman made a despe- of a retreating enemy. There are dozens of gaps Morgan’s Cami’AIOn in Kentuckv. £)ju in the numerous rids'es wtiicb cover the conntry, ! vHle, June 2ith.—Gen. Morgan returned to Ali that'Cavalry and artillery coold* pass through and j iiif^oo on the 21st instanj, having made a brili , gain the flanks and rear of the Yankees, while our ; iatit expedition through Kentucky, capturin» aoj infantry pressed him vigorously in froqt. Under ' destroying immense supplies and traiisportatioo these disadvantages, he could rcach Chatta- aud mounting his entire command at Lexington ’ June 22, 18G4. | Tlon. James A. Feddon, Secretary of-War: Sir: Since Friday last there has been skirmishing along the lines in front of Bermuda Hundred and around Petersburg. The Federal army appears to be con centrated at thc?o two places, and is strongly in- ^ yen. Hampton reports inai me uuL-mj o cavunj trenched. advanced yesterday to V'anoe’s Sliop and eittw>«ch- i’esterday a uiovement of infantry, cavalry and themselves there. He attacked them iffiearove Brtiilery was made towards the right of our forces | pursuingtheiu untili), p m , nnd I'etersburg, in the direction of the eldon Charles City 0. H. They Hkakquartkrs, Army ;s. va., June 25, 1864. y Jlon Sfcretovy of Wfjr;—Our entire loss j'es- terday morning was 97 killed and wounded, and 209 missing. Nothing of moment has occurred to-day on our lines in front of Bermuda Hundreds and around Petersburg. Gen. Hampton reports that the enemy s cavalry ■ upon the bold and haz^irdous movement of throw- t ini'bis whole column rapidly “i"’ vniley to * ])uchafian, thence across the mountain to Liberty, and thence down tie Virginia and Tennessee P»ail- road to Lynchburg, fie cut himself loose from his base'of supplies and communication with his I G’overnmeQt, and determined to prevision his army exclusively upon the rich countrj’ through which , he passed.' At the same time that Hunter was ' making this bold movement, Sheridan, with a large fiRrce of cavalry, was despatched from Grant’s rate assault oo our lines near Marietta, Ga., and noega with an organized force sufficiently large to was defeated and driven back with oeavy loss, hold that important position, but would he com- Thc Atlanta papers furnish the following account pelled to fdl back on Nashville. ■As both these of the fights I measures are liljely to result in ignominious fail- On Monday morning, 27th June, the enemy ^ J’’®’strategy and evinced a disposition to fi;lit what they doubtless : 'position to fight what they considered one of our weakest points on the line. They coinmcticed a^furious bombardment over the heigiits held by our troops on Little Kcnnesaw, and it is estimated that they expended over three thousand shot and shell in the fruitless operation. Our batteries answered with much spirit, and with the advantage of pluu&ing shot, they made effec tive havtrc on the enemy’s positions. Farly in the day Siicrman advanced his heavy Bat he can only flank us to ^ the Chattahooxjhe 1 river, £ distance of thirteen miles wore. ^When he j arrives there, his army will be one hundred and thirty-one miles from his base of operations, while j ours will only be seven. . The troops-now guarding differeat points on the ; river, and between here and Atlanta, will be called , j in, and form heavy reinforcements for the army, j ; On the other hand, the enemy will be proportion- j ately depleted in strength, by being compelled to | He visited Mt. Sterling, Lexington, Winches ter, Georgetown, Frankfort, Cynthiana, Maysviile Paris, Flemingsburg. Captured 2,500 Yankee^’ He destroyed the railroad from Lexington to Cyn thiana, to Frankfort and Louisville. Oxeciitor’s IVoticc. All persons indebted to the est.'ite 6f the late Joa’ P. Smith are requested to come forward and mak** payment, and those having claims against thp same are hereby required to present 4hera for pajment with in the time prescribed by law, .or this niiticc will te pleaded in bar of their recovery. June 20, 1864 « L. H. SMITH, EjV L.OIST OR STOI.EI¥, ' •»iilroad. The enemy was driven back, and his in- /•intry is reported to have liahsd.— His cavalry have continued to advance upon the road by a route further removed from our position. The enemy’s infantry was attacked this after noon, on the. West side of the Jerusalem plank road, and driven from his first line of works to hi.s second on that road by Gcn’l Mahone, with a part of division. About sixteen hundred pri.=5on- ers, foiK picce.«t of artillery, eight stands of colours, and a largo number of small arms were captured. R. K IjEE, General. The following; are the telegraphic reports in the Richmond papcr.s:— left their dead and wounded on the field and along the route. Great credit is due to Gen. Hampton and his command for their liandsotne sueeess. R. K. LEK, General. On- Saturday the 25th, the enemy rc?umed the shelling of Petersburg One shell struck thel’res- byferian Church; another fell near the PoslOfiice, and a third struck a house in Sycamore street. PKTKitsiiL'UG, June 20.—All f|ui«jt along the lines yesterday and to-day, save iieavy cannoii- ■ on the centre, the „cad,,u,r.crB_ c.opera.. fbj ^ June 20, 1864. retreated under eov er of the darkness. Thirty-three prisoners were cap- j tured, and li.nve been brought in. The enemy’s j loss ia many killed and wounded. Our loss is ' Sllli'.ll, PfTKRSBT n':;, June 22.—Hancock’s Yankee o . ■ . *-i corrayesterJay made an attempt to strike the Wcl-i bearing, which continued from 2 o clock until donroad, but after getting'within half a mile of it,; dark, when the enemy unA.r rover of on T)avis’ farm, two mi/cs below the city, our artil- j lery cptnrd upon them, and at the same time our infantry came into action, driving the enemy back, captuiir.g some dozen prisoners, and killing and wo’indii.g 0 number of theenemy. Ocrrloss is small. (.'rant’^whole army is now in our front on the South side of the Appomattox. JvsK 22 —7 I‘. M —Two brigades of our army nttaoked and flanked Hancock’s second army corps this rvcning. about two miles south of this place. The fif,'ht. began at 2 o’clock. The enemy made ading for a while this morning on the centre, result of which is unknown. There was a severe hospital rats, and after a day of skirmishing and cavalry fight near Nottoway Court House, Ihurs- day, between the rear column of Wilson’s men and .innn T vnol.Kiiro^ This force wa^? t.-> nn. -hrigade, aiid reached a point within , „ n rh bv Charlottsvilfe or the canal and attac's us ' delivered. For a mo- ^ *• * | Octobor, I860, for Five hundred and eighty odd dol.* proach b) Chariot sMlIe or the canal, ana attacK. us enemv was sta«r,ercd hut be auieklv ‘ It »s neither imprudent nor exaggerating to say, ! lars, and one givenin Oct. I860, for §43. -Vll person, from the North side while Hunter was to strike ^ ^ coluinns—4id to be Mven— ' reinforcements to our army, in the event j are hereby warned not to trade for said Bond*, as they from the South side. Unfortunately for the said to be seven of nur falliuo-still further back would amounrto M'''® cnemy,thispartofthearrangementwascomplete- over his piles of dead and suecceded rlant.ng ■ ° II. T. RIIVXE. Iv snmled bv Hamnton who attacked Sheridan near ^ on oi>r works. These were ‘ ^ n f. iLrCvini, a^d 5efeat"d anT Jim com- ' -ptured by the brigade, which continued to pour | with truth, that a great majority of these r.letely Hunter, therefore, advanced to the attack thick and huddled mass of Yankees a ! without the assistance of Sheridan. i destructive fire. The confusion into which their | No sooner, however, did.be feel our lines, on the ^ heavy lines were thrown, impeded their move- morning of Saturday, than he discovered that they ' '^ery much. The captured officers and men were defended by something more than militia and they were inspired with whiskey. CERTlFICATEil^ LOST. men are raw troops. Nevertheless, I have known j raw troops to fight behind breastworks as well as ; ^ost, from the side pocket of the subscriber, between ! veterans. Besides which, all these men are Geor- ^ charlotte nnd his dwelling, one mile beyond Oak UwiI I gians, and I cannot believe they will fail to do their " j duty in this hour of their State’s peril. The enemy evinced a disposition to make a gen- com'bat, he concludcd that it was the better part of eral attaft. They continued a heavy cannonade valor to beat an inglorious retreat. This he did as ! line in front of Hindman’s and Cle- soon as nightfall threw a partial covering over his ' hurne’s divisions, the evident object of which was movements The retre-:it was discovered Ly our j cover an advance for the purpose of securing forces about 10 o’clock at night, when immediate : pn^tions on the hills before us, cspecial- preparations were made for an active pursuit, which ; b Bald Hill, for the purpose of shellin" our lines - - - - xhe enemy, therefore, effectually. The enemy advani The Petersburg Express gives the following ^ I . I ,1 rni 1 ' juiiiiiu wi lilt ^ account, of tlie fight which took place on 1 hijrsday | occupying this city. Grant hoped to place hin*- 0 23d, near the W eldon Railroad in the : ^ ,,v commenccd by 12 o’clock, llie enemy had some hours the start, and have no doubt made much better time in going than they did in com- inr. The failure of the expedition is complete. evening, th vicinity of the Fix-mile Hou.se: “Gen. JMahone was speedily de.?patched, at the head of a body of troops, to drive the rascals off. Upon approaching the spot aboi\t one hundred and eonsiih'rable resistance, but were driven back fully . horsem-.:n were discovered displa two miles. Our men captured ],C00 prisoners, I inchiding 07 commissioned officers, four piece? of artillery, eight stand of colors and two lines of hrt'.ifl works. The enemy made an effort to recap ture the breastworks, but were repulsed. Our loss iii very light. 3’etf.rstjuro, June 23—10, A M.—Our forces cing rails and removing sills.—They fled precipi tately upon the appcarance of our force.s; but it was soon ascertained that there was a heavy body of infantry in the woods, east of the track, massed for the purpose of supporting the cavalry. Gen. Mahone threw forward a heavy line of skirmishers, engaged the attention of the blue glorious self in position to effectually cut off Lee’b communi- { cation with Richmond, and thus compel him to ! retreat into North Carolina. But, instead of ac- j compllsliing this, both Hunter and Sheridan have I sustained disgraceful and disastrous defeats I eomniunications remain intact, and i Virginia is as invincible as ever. I In the fight on Saturday, near th‘^ city, Genenl .Averill stated to a gentleman of entire reliability, : that their loss was 800 killed, wounded airi ! missing. ^ 'riie enemy commenccd their retreat about G o’ clock, Saturday evening, after their unsuccessful alter drivit.,: the enemy up to 5 o’clock last even-i coats, and then put into execution one of those j ij,j.eg pi-cviously reported. As iiip, for want of sufficient force to go further, made a stand. The enemy soon endeavored to retake ■the works ’»hich they had lost, charging 4is desper ately four times, but without success.—The fight ing ended about 0 o’clock. Col. SheIby, of Alabama, was killed in the fight yesterday evening. .luNK 23—7: 30 P. M.—The prieoners captured yesterday evening number, by official accounts, six teen hundred and seventy-six privates and non- commi.esioned officers, and sixty-six commissioned ofiicers Our loss yesterday evening was about three hundred killed and wounded; that of the "tiemy i.H estimated at fully as many as one rhou- fiund. Over fifteen hundred stand of arms were taken. 'rii/> troops engaged were Mahone’s of Vir- | giniu, Ss’indcr.V of Alabama, and Wright,'s of j Georgia, th'' whole oommauded by Gen. Mahone. ! Pi-FnsuTT.a, Jun*i 24—10 A. M.—A portion' of 0 . forcc« 'u«5t night dislodged the enemy from theii lodguicnt “n the Weldon railroad, six miles | below here, cipturcd five hundred prisoners, in- i eluding twenty commissioned officeis. ! There was hcav}' cannonading this morning at i 7 o’clock, began l y our batteries in Chesterfield on , the enemy’s extreme right, and eontinued for one ' hour and a qtnrtcr. The results are unknown. ! ^Four hundred and eighty-three prisoners, cap- ; tured by .Mahone last night near the railroad, were ; brought in this morning. Ji nk 24—fJ P. 51.—General Mahone, after dis- ]odgi.^g the f ncmy from the Weldon road last .light puehetl avcund their left flank and captured the prisoners nlluded to in despatch of this morning. The affair on the City Point road‘this morning was an effort to retake some of our lost breast works, and was preceded by heavy cannonading. JIagood drove the enemy from the breast%vorks, but other troops failing to support him, he fell back. Jlis lo.es is between one and two hundred in killed, wounded and prisoners. No shell have flanking movements for which he has become somewhat noted during this campaign. About twilight I’erry’s brigade, now comma'uded by Gen. Finnegan, succceded in swinging around, and brouglit up in the rear of the enemy. A volley or two in the rear put the enemy to thinking, and another volley or two brought about a very lively double quick on their part. We succceded in se curing oiil^' four hundred and eighty-three of the invaders, the remainder running so swiftly that it was found impossible to overtake them. THE HAIDERS DEFEATED. advanced - heavy ines against Cheatham’s and Cleburne’? position and charged furiously up to within a few feet of our entrenchments, but they were gallantly and deliberately repulsed. The enemy advanced with the utmost confi dence, and made very heavy assaults, but they were quickly checked by the unflinching opposi tion of our soldiers. They were hurled back with Lpe’s ^ lo.«s, and becoming more and more feebly sustained aod disheartened,.Ahey finally retreated in utter confusion and with immense loss. Our casualties, are comparativeiy small. This is ac counted for by the fact that we quietly remained in position, awaiting and checking the enemy’s assaults, but not making any charges in return, on ’ the fleeing masses which were dissipated by the destructive tire poured on th^ by our troops. 1 W hen the heavy movements of the day were 3.^5 the retreat was discovered, vigorous pursuit was , P”(^cd and night closed over the field, the main made. Gentlemen by whose hou.^es the enemy i of the oppossing armies were with- From the Atlanta Appeal. j A PROPHECY—SHALL IT BE PUL-i PILLED. I In 1860, a pre-eminent journalist in this city at ! that time, predicted that the last and decisive bat- { tie of the war, would be fought near the Chatta- i hoochce river. In the spring of 1863, a distin-1 guished general, then on his way to Vicksburg, I made the same prediction. It was not believed by the public. Part of the prediction has been verified. P. 0. in Cabarrus county, on the 26th of March last two Four per cent Certificates, issued by the Depositary at Charlotte, N. C., under the act of Congress of the Confederate States, Feb 17, 1864, in the nnmcof John Faggart, datsd March 26, 1864—‘No. 2176, for $600 and No. 2177, for $100. A liberal reward will be giv! cn for their return to me, and all persons arc warned not to trade for them. M. W. JOIIXSTOX. June 20, 1864 Ct IVOTICE. ^ The families of soldiers are requested to call on Mr. Byerly and receive what is due each one from tbe county, up to the 1st of June. After that time uotliiB " will be paid until the 1st of August. “ By order of the Committee, , pr, , I J • - I June 20, 1864 2t . 1). W. ALEXANDKR, Clim. The scat of Government, Richmond, is the pn*e i s soon passed inform us that they traveled in great haste I and confusion. Rcfore leaving lii.s headquarters, Hunter stated to goiitlemi'ii in the neigliborhood that Sheridan was expected to co-opej'ate with him in the attack on this city, and thrit Rutler was to send np a col umn from the Sonth-side Neither of them had. comc to-time, nnd hcnce the nccc-ssity of his “change of base.” The enemy threw away a large number of guns, and ua The following dispatch refers to the defeat of i pistols and sworus, both on the battle-field the route of their retreat. Knapsacks, haveivack.'S, cantcetiS, I'cc , were also profusely strewed about, and many were picked up by citizens who visited the field and pas'-'.-’d along the roads. LvNCni?LllfJ,-.;une 2.5.-r-A gentleman who left our forces Tbur.'day, five miles beyond Salem and the Yankee raiders under Sheridan: 1Ikai>qvautkus Army N. Va , ] June 25, 18Gi. j Gen. W H F Lee pushed the enemy’s cavalry which had advanced along iho SoUthside railroad, lie had a skirmish on the 22d near Pinwiddie C. H., and the next day struck their column in flank near Slack's and White's, cutting it in two and t'cttiiig possession of the road by which they were moving towards Nottaway C. H. The load was held alter an engagement which lasted fror.i 12 m. until dark, the enemy making repeated attempts to break through and rejoin. He wilhd.-.w from Gen. Lee’s front at daylight on the 24th, leaving his dead and wounded on the field, taking the road to Hungary town and Keysville. Gen. Lee is still itrsix hundred yards of each other. Puring the nigbt bard fighting continued. On Tuesday morning the battle was resumed, but up to noon we could not learn any of the par ticulars. Heavy cannonading was distinctly heard from the suburbs of the city and large clouds of sn)()ke wrealhed their folds above the points on which the opposirig batteries are bellowing horrid discords. A few of the i’cderals, who were captured on .■^londay, were brought to Atlanta and lodged at the hotel provided for them. They report that Sherman ordered an advance on Monday and w^as determined to take Kennesaw Mountain. His per sistent and stubborn efforts have thus far proved futile, we doubt not they will still farther prove useless. Strategy may require us to abandon our Newcastle road,.says Hunter came near being cap- | present position. The fighting power of the ene- tiired at that [loint ilela^’ in deliverin Hi.*escape was owing to the crdeis. 'J'lie enemv was so my can never succeed in effecting it. j A captured Yankee colonel states that Sherman urd*^ pushed that he destroyed an ammunition | by bringing it forward in the raid upon Marietta, and that the troops could not all be depended,upon in a "reat enjrafrement. train a mile long. Our informant saw it blown up. wajron which the Lincoln Government is now striving to obtain. They have sent a choscn leader, whose chief merit is obstinacj’ to accomplish its capture. Rut wiiile w’e believe flint the possession of Rich mond is their primary objeot, we are of the firm opinion that the fall of Atlanta is secondary to it. With Atlanta in their hands, they feel able to take Charleston; and marching into North Caroli na hem ]jce in Virginia. If they fail to capture Atlanta, they wiil hold Johnston and his army in check, and prevent the reinforcement of General Lee. The enemy think by the capture of Atlanta that Charleston and Savannah wij! not only fall into their hands an easy prey, but tliat Columbus, Sel ma, Montgomery an'd Mobile will also be in tlrcir possession, giving them control of the country from Now Orlcitns to Charleston. Impressed witli this conviction, Sherman will doubtless be as ob stinate as Grant. This leads us to believe that a battle will take place. If we defeat the enemy, and we have the utmost confidence in tfie result, it is highly probable that it will be the last con test of the war. If the enemy succeed, the war is indefinitely protracled. . It rests with the people to make it the most de cisive battle of the war. Lot them act cheerfully and hopefully, liberally and nebly. The troops under Gen. Joiinsto'n are' worn down physically but not morally, by fatigues and hardships they have undergone since the evacuation of Dalton Tr behoves the people to come up to their assis tance. Let every one who has a negro and can spare him, send him to the front to build fortifica tions, if Gen. Johnston needs them. No one should murmur or complain. All classes should unite in supplyin EXECUTOR’S I¥OTl€E. All those indebted to the estate of Dr. W. A. Ardrey, deceased, can pay if they wish, as I am in need of nio- uey at this time for the heirs. If they do not pay soon, I yill necessarily have to exchange their notes lor the money with some third party. Debtors wil please call imaiediately’. JAS. B. ROBINSON, Kx'r. June la, 1804. Inipd ESTRAY. Strayed from the Rudisell Mine, Chai lotle, N. C., i about two months since, a Black MULK, near fix years ' old, r.ither under the medium size, and scarr^^d on the hind legs. A liberal reward will be given for her re covery. SA.MUKL GRtJSE. Jnne 20, 1864. 3tpd WOOL I¥OTICE. QrAUTERMASTKIi’S DKP.VtlT .JEXT, 1 Raleigh, June i», lb64. / I am now prepared to e.vcliange Cotton Yarn fur Wool, ujiou the followiug terms, viz: 011“. bunch cf_ Yarn for three pounds washed Wool, anu one bunch for four pounds unwashed. Agents have been appointed to ninke the exchange at the following places: Oxford, Tarhoro’, Kinston, Catherine Lake, Concord, Rockingham, Henderson ville, Statesville, Roxboro', Asheville, Pittsboro', Lou- isburg, Fayetteville, Colerain, and at this phice. Persons shipping wool to this place will please mark oil the packages who they are from, and the coltoii yarn will be. forwarded insmediateiy. I hoiic the people will patriotically respond to the above noiice, as the Wool is for clothing the North Carolina Troops. , fl. A. DOWD, A Q .M., Ii' C A. June 11, ’.8‘j4 '. tljul followiut; them R. J'j. liKE, General. From the Goliiiboroiigh Journal, July 1st. I’f.tf.usiiurg R(iai)—More ?iAI1)K«s.—Yes terday, we learn from a reliable source, the Yan kees were on the Petersburg Si Weldon road again, near Rclfield. During the past two driys they have cut the telegraph wire not fewer than four times, but “being in a hurry” they did not touch thQ road itself. Lnfrr ing the.railroad.this time, the raiders were them selves struck to some purpose. Their artillery, been thrown into the city to-day, and all has been i wagons and ambulances were captured, with a num A portion of our forces have taken a lu train and a number of prisoners The enemy on his retreat destroyed Rarsock’s woolen factory, in Kuanoke eounty. quiet since 0 o'clock. I’KlT.usr.t-RO, June 25th, 12 M—There has been nothing done thus far, nnd there is no likcli- liood of uny fighting to day. The weather is in tensely hot, nnd the roads oppressively du«ty. Scouts say that General Grant has told his men that the fighting has ended, nnd the siege of Rich mond has new l>ognn. T'rcjn Rf.leiph J’rogrcss of the 27th Wc MW Lt. Ilokc, who is attached to the Pro-1 vost Marshal’s office of this city, who left Peters- , l)urg on Friday morning 24th of June, and f rom ' him obtained the following facts: ' i (tiant’s line extends from the James River i ticioss the Appomattox to the neighborhood of the | Raihoad, this side of Petersburg a few miles. On i "Wednehday and Wednesday night there was des- ' pi*rah^ fighting along the whole line, our army : forcing the enemy back from their position at some points, taking a large number of prisoners, cannon, colors, iV:o. On Wednesday afteinoou lOi prison ers were brought into Petersburg, and the same night Gen. Mahone captured 1750 men and about 100 officers, 8 picccs of artillery and 7 stand )f colors, all of which had arrived in the city. Fi c hundred more prisoners were taken on Thursday uight in a desperate fight which took place on the railroad, the enemy’s extreme left, this side of Pe tersburg. Here the Yankees were driven back, tiud on Fridny morning when Lieut Hoke passed i near the battle field, the enemy’s left was within ; about half a mile of the road and fighting was • going on along the whole line. • Geo, Lee was in Petersburg and directed the cperations of the entire army, and the citizt?»is, ‘ officers and soldiers were cool, confident, sangaiiie . and determined. Jweut, IL a&sures us that ntTfears i- ;'oni the Richmond Wiiig of the 24ih. FROM STAUNTON AND THE VALLEY. A citizen of Staunton, who left on Tuesday and reached Richmond Tiiursday morning via jjyuchburg, furnishes the following details of tbe operations of the Yankees during their sojourfi ia the town and surrouudwig country. ‘■While at Staunton they burned all the depot buildings, the steam null, woolen factory, Garber’s fmudry. Mason & Harman’s distillery, all the for- We arc further iiiiormed that on sfrik- and stables occupied by the Govern ment, the Government wagon shop, J. J. Tri4fcr’s stables and fourteen stages, and gutted the Staun ton shoe factory. Neither the courthouse nor any of the hospital buildings were interfered with. Hunter sent a squad, headed by an officer, who impressed for the relief of the netessities of tlip Yankee army, all the provisions, stock, &c , be longing to the citizens, leaving each family only a eanty supply of the necessaries of life. They j your garden.s, and send their products forward. It 'I'he loss of tlie enemy Monday is estimated from | is all important that the health of the army should Our loss wiil not exceed ; be maintained. We trust that in this trying hour eclfishncss will be forgotten and avarice unknown. STRAYED From my Pasture near Wilson. Wallace’s, about the 1st of Nov. last, a red COW which ] bought at tiuc- ... , I tion, formerly owned by Will. Tiissy Alexander. Al«o, the army with vegetables. Strip | at the same time and place, a spotted lIKlFKIi, of the ber of prisoners, and the balance scattered for miles. tSfill Lafrr.—As wc go to press wc have re ceived through Capt. Fulghum, of Gen. Baker's staff, the following important dispatch: Weldon, June .SO. A dispatch fro'm Belfield states that most of the ^ prisoners all the detailed men employed in enemy’s artillery, together with their wagon train | has been captured, and that the greater p:irt of i the raiders would be takeu. ^- p. The Ualeigli Confederate furnishes’ some tiddi- tional, information, stating the enemy had been ' routed with considerable loss. 120 prisoners ar rived at Raleigh on Friday. A despatch from Weldon says that no further ! reinforcements are needed. AnntvAL OF Moiik Phisonkhs.— Four h dred and cigkty three Sixth Yankee (Wri;^ Thursday evening by Gen’l Mahone,* ,ome six miles below this city, were brought into town yes terday morning, and turned" over to Provost Mar shal Bridgcford. Among them are twenty com missioned officers—two of them field offit?ers These added to those already captured and brought in, make up iirarly three thousand prisoiicrs taken from Grant’s army since his advent in this vicinity. Fight hundred of the prisoners captured by tien. .^l3honc on Wednesday afternoon, were sent over to Richmond yesterday morning. — Pclershnnj J-J.ijtrrssj Hth. Among the prisoners captured was 10 Ottawa Indians. One of the captured Federal officers stated that an order had been read to the Federal troops on the previous evening, announcing that there would be the town. With the exception of a few foreigner? of low repute, no ditizen of Staunton went with them except Thomas Edwards, a mail agent. In the county of Augusta ihe Yankee impress ing parties did as in Staunton, and whatever they left was soon seized by marauding gangs of Yan kee soldiers, who stood not upou the order of their I stealing, but stole (juickly. The following is the reported damage done the \ Central road beyond Staunton, according to our in formant. They blew up an arched bridge near the three to seven thousand, two hund''ed amTfilty. During the fight Monday afternoon-the v.’oods in which the action occurred took fire from the artil lery, and a large number^f the enemy’s dead and vvoundod were consumed in the flames. Our men were unable to render them any assistance without runiiing the gaunlet of their sharpshooters. iheir doad and wounded are still upon the ground where they fell, with the exception of a lew who crawled ofi 3Ionday night. The suffering of the wounded'beggars description, having lair, upon the ground for twenty-four hours exposed to the burning rays of the sun, without food or water. Among the prisoners brought down Tuesday was Col. Kerr, of an Illinois regiment, in Howard’s corps. He reports that they*advanced upon our lines in heavy columns thirteen deep—and wore repulsed with terrible slaughter. He says Sher man will soon use his army up at his present way of doing. He says further, we learn, that his men wore drunk when ordered to advance upon our line of works. Mariktta, June 29.—Unusual quiet alo^ig the lines to-day, the enemy being permitted to bury his fast putrifying dead. As the details of Hardee’s great victory is brought to light, they prove that i*. was at first un derrated. The enemy admit a loss of 1,.500 iu front of Cleburne’s division,’ and a loss in killed along the front of Cheatham’s division of 750. Five hundred ambulances were counted yester day from the summit of Kennesaw mountain trans porting their wounded to l?ig Shanty from the f ront of Gen. Hardee’s works. Their loss along piisoners, beloii': ini' to the , burnt all tfce bridges from that point to 1 the line of that corps is estimated at 4,000, and ;ht’s) Corj.s, captured on station, which is about cJtJ miles distant. , about the same in front of Loring. I On that scction of the road in all they tore up | The Yankee Generals Dan. MeCook and Packer about five or f.ix miles of track.—This side of, were certainly killed ! Staunton they tore up the track from the town as ■ ^ ^ far as Christy’s Creek (4 miles)-and burned the' MAfilF-Ti’A, June 30.—Heavy firing was pro-, bridge at that point. They also burned the depot i attempt of the enemy to ^ at Fisherville. only a few miles nearer this way cstabli.^h a fortified lme_ of pickets on the south-; We had forgotton to mention above in the proper i^"JgC;-OCCupid by a part of Gen. connection, /hat they burned Walker’s mill, on the & command. Movmg out they encoun tered our videttes, v.ho fell back and reported the I Riiutat. Ordkr of a Yankek Ge.neual— ! Mos-h^ licfuliuies.—On commencing his movement { up the Virginia Valley, Gon. Hunter, the Yankee j commander, published a proclamation to the effect I that, in case his suppy trains were interrupted by I Coufederate forces he would destroy all houses aud I property of citizens within five miles of The scene ! of action. His threat, howev^jjr does not seem to : have had the desired effect, as the following state- j nient will show: j On the night of the 80th 31sj Gilmore pounced I upon one of Hunter’s trains in the vicinity of New I 31arket, and destroyed 1-5 wagons heavily laden with commissary stores. One of the wagons was ' filled with luedicines, and would, could it have j been brought off, have made a valuable prize. I In retaliation to this act and under the' provis- ■ io’i.*- of his proclamation. Hunter proceeded to Lurn j and destroy but had scarcely begun his infamous ' work when Mosby came down like a thunder clap ! on the incendiaries. Four or five Jiouses had al ready been burned in New Market aud vicinity. One of Hunter’s men was caught with a torch in his hand proceeding to fire a dwelling. He was j taken to the ruins of a recehily burned mansion j and in the midst of the charrcd timbers and half j burned rafters, and on the hearthstone blackencd ' ! with desolation, he paid the debt of his iniquity i with a bullet through his heart. It was debated ; whether retaliation should not extend to some half; dozen other prisoners, but it was considered that i the one lesson was sufficient to reach Hunter’s m»- ! , derstanding and enable him to comprehend the | ' fact that he had altogether mistaken the character ' brindle order. She was sold at auction by .Mr .Morri son of Pioneer Mills. 1 will pay a libwal reward I'ur their delivery to me or for information so that 1 c.-in got them. W. A. COOK. Feb 18, 18G-1 If COTTON YARI\ To Exciia»i;e ibr IVool. As Agents for the State, we are [jrojiared to ex change a superior articlc of Yarn for Wool Call early if you want a bargain. YOUNG, WRISTO.N' k ORR. May 30, 1864 ' 2m REIIOBOTU FURi\7l€E. LINCOLN COUNTY, N. C., tiiukp: miles east of iron p. o. The proprietors announce to the public that tliie Furnace is in full blast, and will make casting.^ of nil kinds to order. Also, Pig Iron is made nnd offered for sale. SHIPP & REINHARDT. March 1, 1864 r5m-i>d. State of 1¥. Carolina— aintoii Coiinfy* Court of Pleas and Quarter Seasiouf, May Term, 1864. Petition for Partition of Land. John H. Roberts vs. Thomas Roberts et b1, heirs of I M. M. Roberts, dec’d. [. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that ! Joshua nnd M 0 Roberts, two of the defendants in this I case, are non-residents of this State : It is ordered by the Court, that publication he made in the Western I Democaat, a newspaper published in Charlotte, N. C., ! for six ■successive weeks, notifying said defendants to be and appear at the next term of thi.s Court, to b« held for the county of Gaston at Court Hou.=e in Dallm on tlie 7th Monday after the 4th .\londay in Jnne nest, then nnd there to plead, answer or demur !o the peti tion, or judgment pro tonfesso will ht» taken and lbs same heard exparte as to them. Witvif>.«s, W. D. (Jlenn, Clerk of onr said Oourt at otlice, at Dallas, the 3d Mondrir in Mar. 1864. May 30 Cw VV. I). (JI.KNN, Clerk. of the men with whom he proposed to deal. He | OOicc of Commissiottcrs of ^Ippraisc- [ of a defeat were felt by any one, and that the army , ‘ • ! woulu be taken as \ icksburg wa^ by di. The Captlke of Plvmoutu.—The import ance of ibe recovery of Plymouth by our •■•allant little army under Gen Hoke, highly as we'’ have was never in bettor spirits or more sanguine. In the fight on cduesday the 22d, some seige guns that bad I'ccn planted by the enemy uear the cit)' ware dismounted, and but few shells were thrown into the city Lieut. Hoke s stay. The he- estimated it, as.'Umeii imuicnselv enlarged propor ™«pcoplo«f lcle.,bnrghcr.p„.cm,„ ,io„, if bcli.ro tho'..r«e,„c„ls of ,1. ly «“SU'„o^r , T,clorj o«r he > a„kc„^ , c.p4poo Je,.t ol .1.= Clncago Ti„ i ,\bo« 400 of our men bclon.,og to Ikgoods .ho that if lJ|jmo«lh L.J bcco ..uocimil'v’ jr ic cneni; ou n cdnestjay. defended, Jfurnside would have lauded there, and >>>• W-els a.J MdyS.i.b, ;o„ld have marched upon Richmond from that point, Grant would have moved upon it from the Potom ac, and thus, ‘‘between the two great armies. brigade, wcro taken by The killed and woun loth sides, but thought to be much heavior amon the YanLoes tha^i cn our side. Of course Lieut" Hoke could not arrive at anything like the num bers on either side. .T»ient. H IcH Petersburg on Friday morning, i * Richmond might have fallen.”- road from btaunton to Port Republic, and within tffo miles of W’ier’s Cave. This is a brief and im perfect rocord of public vandalism, the J^ord only knows how uuch private villainy they perpetrated in the name of the Union, while iu the Valley. It was generally supposed that Hunter’s party, after their defeat at ]..ynehburg and J^iberty, were retreating towards Kanawha V'alley. There weie no Yankees in any part of t'le Vailey when our informant left. During the occupation of Staunton by the Fed eral army, the inmates of the Central Lunatic Asy- him were not materially molested We learn that the patients exhibited a degree of self-control and quiet not to be seen at the time outside of the pre cincts of the Asyium^ C.VLKB Cusiii.N'G.—A correspondent of the Mo bile Telegraph says: I see in the papers that Caleb Cushing is classed with Beast Butk r, and'it is declared that after being sentimentally with the South, lias deserted to the Abolitionist.^. This ii a mistake that does great injustice to Mr. Cushing. He occupies now about the same position as ex-President Pierce, and I sent a coinmunicBtion to Hunter, announcing the execution a.s staled. . - . ^ ^ ^ How THE War afiects Lincoln’s Sicuai- TIKS IN EuROrK—The New York Ihrald con tains two interesting letters from Kuropc. The one, dated London, May 7th, says: ‘‘I^ublic expect ation here is getting up to a pretty high point as to the probable result of tlie military movements iu Virginia. If Grant should get the worst of it, it will give immense encouragement to the friends of secession in Europe." The other, dated London, May 13th^ says; enemy advancing. Our batteries opened on them, the artillery doing excellent shooting, every shell exploding, apparently, in the right place. A correspondent of the Adanla Intdlijencer, writing on the 27th,'sa3’s: ‘•Sherman’s posilion is now very prccariou.s. He t • i rr- i i • c must either fi-^ht or retreat. If he risks a battle, . difficult to describe the species of panic • there is every probability that he will be defeated, I for, placing aside the superi&r fighting qualities of our men, he has to take several entrenched picket lines before he reaches our main line of battle. To carry our picket lines he must bring up his lines of battle, one at least, very possible laore than one, for our^pickets cannot be driven in by skir mishers. After carrying onr entrenched picket* lines, will he be able to carry our works.' If wc consider his disastrous failures from'JJalton to Ivennes.aw, it bceomes evident that he cannot suc ceed, no matter how overwhelming his force may be. Retreat would not only be an acknowledge ment of failure, hut would virtually annihilate his army. Those who are familiar with the topography of 7 00 'J 00 6 00 that has existed here on American affairs for the last sixoorcight days, and far more difficult to account for the same on any rational or philosophi cal grounds. The monied men sneni to think that Uncle Sam’s future existence depend.^ on Grant giving Lea a thrashing during the month of May. [ heard an eminent business man (American) say that he believed if he had wanted to borrow £oO,~ OUO on last Saturday a week ago» on the security payment when .win of i;l,0U0,000 sterling in United States ureen-’ J. T. JOHNSON, Snrg. Ac .Med. Pur ni£tlf, I{AI.,EIGlf, N. C., .May 28, 1«':4. ) In addition to Schedule of dale April I Jlh, 18G4, the following shall be observed as the prTce for pattur- age, impressed for Ihe use of the Government: Pasturape, 1st quality, near town, per head, jicr month, -SIO Pasturage,- common,_near town, per head, per month. Pasturage, 1st quality, in the country, per head per month. Pasturage, common, in the country, per head per month, Thf nftcn'tion of Impr^issing Officer.? is especi'^Il^ called to General Orders No 37, from thp Adjutant nnd Inspector General’s office, of the Ctli of April, IRtJ'li with the hope that they will be strictly observed. n. V. ULAfK.STOrK, H. K. nUKGWVN, Commissioners oCAppraisement for .V. C. June 1.3, 18C4 2w IvAKD, &e. On the -’3th inet. ‘he Medical Purveyor wiil he prc- uared to purchase Corn, I£ye,*Barley and Lard, for 'ylrch market prices will be paid ; and Sugar, Co/Tf-f, Uice Salt, Cotton Yarn and Cloth will he given in part tayf.ttcvillc Oh- has never lifted a hand to push on the war against ■ Noi-h Georgia, will discover tbe comparative easy the Pouth. ' • ... - -J'' United States ■backs, he would have found it impossible to get the money of a London broker. They seem to j have made up theix minds that unless Lee is de- i feated by Grant, Jonathan is a gone coon, and that 1 ‘Oxtrgme unction may be al once administered. ^ \ “Ihe consequence is, all transactions in Ameri can securities are about at an end until we get .Med. Pur.’a Oifice, Charlotte, March 12, 1864. BALE Y\n?i Aud Yirgfinia ^alt. I wi!! c-xchange tbe above for Bacon, Lard, Flouf) Corn or Chickens. The salt is made from the Rock Salt, and is equal or better than Liverpool.

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