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CENTREVILLE, VA., August 25.—Captain Ned Gilling- tals and refugees from the bloody patlıway of their
Captain Ned Gillingham and Sergeant Burnham
sentences pregnant with all the fire of a prophet and
too late even to go backward. We might have gone
ly thundering at the gates of Washington, and were
keeping at successful bay the Hessians of the West, One of the most impressive scenes we have ever wit- had we been content to bear humiliation for ourselves nessed, occurred in the Presbyterian church on yester- and degradation for our children. But even that is no day. The services were being held by the Rev. Dr. longer left us. It is now victory or unconditional subPalmer, of New-Orleans, and the pews and aisles were mission ; submission, not to the conservative and Chriscrowded with officers and soldiers, private citizens, tian people of the North, but to a party of infidel faladies and children. A prayer had been said, and one natics, with an army of needy and greedy soldiers at of the hymns sung. The organist was absent, " and I their backs. Who shall be able to restrain them in will be thankful,” continued the minister, “if some their hour of victory? When that moment approachone in the congregation will raise the tune." The es, when the danger shall seem to be over and the tune was raised, the whole congregation joined in spoils are ready to be divided, every outlaw will rush singing, as in days gone by; the sacred notes, in hum- to fill their ranks, every adventurer will rush to swell ble melody from the house of God, swelling their holy their legions, and they will sweep down upon the tribute to his glory, and dying away at last like the South as the hosts of Attila did upon the fertile fields echoes of departed days. The second, or what is of Italy. And shall you find in defeat that mercy which known as the long prayer, was begun, when out upon you did not find in victory? You may slumber now, the calm, still air, there came an alien sound—the sul | but you will awake to a fearful reality. You may lie len voice of a hostile gun-ringing from the north bank upon your beds of ease, and dream that, when it is all of the river, and echoing back and back among the far- over, you will be welcomed back to all the privileges off glens of Lookout Peak. It was sudden -it took and immunities of greitsy citizens, but how terrible will cvery one by surprise ; for few, if any, expected the be your disappointment! You will bave an ignoble approach of an enemy. The day was one of fasting home, overrun by hordes of insolent slaves and rapacious and prayer; the public mind was upon its worship. soldiers. You will wear the badge of a conquered race. Its serenity had not been crossed by a shadow, and it Pariahs among your fellow-creatures, yourselves degradwas not until another and another of these unchristian ed, your delicate wives and gentle children thrust down accents trembled in the air, and hied themselves away to menial service, insulted, perhaps dishonored. Think to the hills, that it was generally realized that the you that these victorious hordes, made up in the large enemy were shelling the town. Without a word of part of the sweepings of Europe, will leave you any warning, in the midst of church services, while many thing? As well might the lamb expect mercy fron thousands of men and women thronged the several the wolf. Power which is checked and fettered by a places of public worship, the basest of human foemen double contest, is very different from power victorious, had begun an attack upon a city crowded with hospi- | triumphant, and irresponsible. The friends whom you
have known and loved in the North; who have sym- would as soon fight alongside of a negro regiment as pathized with you in your trials, and to whom you of any white one; and, besides, I believe, as a general might have looked for comfort and protection, will thing, they will fight more desperately and hold out have enough to do then to take care of themselves. longer than most of our white troops. I am not a disThe surges that sweep over us will carry them away ciple of Henry Ward Beecher, so you need not accuse in its refluent tide. Oh! for the tongue of a prophet, me of Abolitionism because of that last sentiment. to paint for you what is before you, unless you re. It is the honest conviction of my heart, strengthened pent and turn to the Lord, and realize that “His hand by actual experience. Give me my choice, to fight beis upon all them for good that seek him.”. The lan. side a darkey or a “sympathiser," and I will take the guage of Scripture is alone adequate to describe it: gentleman of color every time, both because he is more * The earth mourneth and languisheth : Lebanon is of a gentleman, and a more loyal man.” ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness. They that did feed delicately are desolate in JENNY WADE, THE HEROINE OF GETTYSBURGH.—The the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet em country has already heard of John Burns, the hero of brace dunghills.—They ravished the women of Zion Gettysburgh: of how the old man sallied forth, a host and the maids in the cities of Judah. They took the within himself, “ to fight on his own hook," and how young men to grind, and the children fell under the he fell wounded after having delivered many shots from wood. The joy of our heart is ceased ; our dance is his trusty rifle into the face and the hearts of his counturned into mourning. The crown has fallen from try's foes. John Burns's name is already recorded our head; woe unto us that have sinned."-Richmond among the immortal, to live there while American valor Enquirer, November 21.
and patriotism has an admirer and an emulator. But
there was a heroine as well as a hero of Gettysburgh. AN INCIDENT OF THE New-York Riot.-"Mother, Jenny Wade, 'perished in the din of that awful fray,
The old hero, Burns, still lives; the heroine, sweet they may kill the body, but they cannot touch the soul!" and she now sleeps where the flowers once bloomed, was the language used by poor Abraham Franklin, as and the perfume-laden air wasted lovingly over Cemehe was borne from the presence of his mother by the
tery Hill. barbarous mob on the morning of the fourteenth ult.
Before the battle, and while the National hosts were The young man, aged twenty-three, had been an invalid awaiting the assault of the traitor foe, Jenny Wade was for about two years, and was a confirmed consumptive busily engaged in baking bread for the National troops. When the mob broke into the house they found him in She occupied a house in range of the guns of both arbed. They bore him into the street, and there, although mies, and the rebels had sternly ordered her to leave he had not raised a finger against them—indeed, was the premises, but this she as sternly refused to do. not able to do so—they beat him to death, hanged him while she was busily engaged in her patriotic work a to a lamp-post, cut his pantaloons off at the knees, cut Minie ball pierced her pure breast, and she fell a holy bits of flesh out of his legs, and afterward set fire to sacrifice in her country's cause. Almost at the same him! All this was done beneath the eyes of his widow- time a rebel officer of high rank fell near where Jenny en mother. Such an exhibition of bloodthirstiness is Wade had perished. The rebels at once proceeded to without a parallel in the history of crime. Patrick prepare a cofin for their fallen leader, but about the Butler and George Glass, both Irishmen, the latter fifty:/ time that was finished the surging of the conflict changthree years of age, were arrested for the murder ofed the positions of the armies, and Jenny Wade's body Mr. Franklin.- Anglo-African.
was placed in the coffin designed for her country's ene
my. The incidents of the heroine and the hero of NEGRO COURAGE- AN INCIDENT AT CHARLESTON.- Gettysburgh are beautifully touching, noble, and subThe Newburgh Journal says that a private letter receiv- lime. cd from a member of the Tenth Legion, contains the
Old John Burns was the only man of Gettysburgh following interesting passage:
who participated in the struggle to save the North from “ The Tenth Connecticut (white) and Fifty-fourth Mas- invasion, while innocent Jenny Wade was the only sacsachusetts (black) were on picket. The rebels came rifice which the people of that locality had to offer on down at daylight with five regiments of infantry, one the shrine of their country. Let a monument be erectof cavalry, and two pieces of artillery, attacking oured on the ground which covers her, before which the whole pieket-line simultaneously. The Tenth Connec- pilgrims to the holy tombs of the heroes of Gettysburgh ticut being a small regiment, and somewhat detached can bow and bless the memory of Jenny Wade. If from the rest of the line, gave way almost immediately, the people of Gettysburgh are not able alone to raise firing but very few shots. Not so, however, with the the funds to pay for a suitable monument for Jenny darkeys. They stood their ground and blazed away Wade, let them send a committee to Harrisburgh, and until almost surrounded. One company of them was
our little boys and girls will assist in soliciting subscripcompletely cut off from the rest and surrounded by a tions for this holy purpose. Before the summer sunrebel regiment formed in square. The poor niggers shine again kisses the grave of Jenny Wade; before plainly heard the rebel colonel give the order, "Take the summer birds once more carol where she sleeps in no prisoners !" and well knowing that that was equiv- glory; before the flowers again deck the plain made faalent to “Give no quarter,” clubbed their muskets and mous by gallant deeds, let a monument rise to greet make a desperate effort to break the rubel lines, in the skies in tokens of virtue, daring, and nobleness.-which they succeeded, with a loss of five killed and Harrisburgh Telegraph. six or eight wounded. Nine out of ten white companies under the same circumstances would have surrendered; INCIDENTS OF MISSION Ridge.- One of the non-! but the darkeys, knowing their lives were forfeited any commissioned staff of the Sixth Ohio thus speaks of way, concluded to die fighting like brave men (as they the charge, in which General Wood's division particiare) rather than give up. The “sympathizers” of the pated, up the steeps of Missionary Ridge, in the fightNorth may say and think what they please about the ing of Wednesday, November twenty-fifth : fighting qualities of the negro; but as for myself, Il From the foot to the crest of Missionary Ridge
is at least three fourths of a mile, and very steep. ers—one a lieutenant--and a rebel mail as trophies. Up this steep our men charged, right in the very The lieutenant captured was engaged in conscripting, mouths of at least sixty guns, that belehed forth and says he thinks that the Confederacy is about grape and canister incessantly. They stopped to played out, if ten men can travel all through it.rest only twice in the whole distance, each time quiet-Chicago Tribune. ly getting up and advancing as deliberately as though on drill, until, arrived at last within about one hundred yards of the enemy, away they went with a
A PRIVATE in battery F, Fourth U. S. artillery, writes whoop and a yell, and clearing, almost at a bound, the following epitaph for John B. Floyd : embankments, ditches, and every thing, were in the Floyd has died and few have sobbed, rebel works. They captured about five thousand Since, had he lived, all had been robbed: prisoners, and nearly all the enemy's artillery. Our lle's paid Dame Nature's debt, 'tis said, brigade (Hazen's) alone took sixteen pieces, and of The only one he ever paid. these our regiment claims six, which they facetiously Some doubt that he resigned his breath, call the “Sixth Ohio battery.” Not one gun was But vow he has cheated even death. spiked, as far as I can learn."
If he is buried, oh! then, ye dead, beware, Chickamauga” rang through the lines when the Look to your swaddlings, of your shrouds take care, charge was made. A rebel captain was captured by Lest Floyd should to your coffins make his way, a boy of our regiment, and refusing to go the rear, And steal the linen from your mouldering clay. our boy pushed him upon the breastworks, and gave him a kick in the region of bis "base," that sent him headlong down the hill, accompanying the demonstra- A SECESSIONIST Trick.—The New Orleans Times tion with the shout:“ Chickamauga,
of the twenty-eighth of October says: Altogether, it was a glorious day for the army of “We have been sold, most egregiously sold; as the Cumberland.
many other good and respectable people have been
before us. Some ingenious person, signing himself POCAHONTAS, TENY., Nov. 19.-An amusing instance or herself ‘Emily M. Washington,' sent us really a of the efficiency of our negro troops occurred at this beautiful patriotic poem-when read in the usual post to-day, which we will submit to our friends at way-which we published in our Sunday's issue, but
which turned out to be an acrostic of the most abomthe North as evidence of the vigilance with which our
inable rebel character." lines are guarded, and of the implicit obedience to
By reading the first letters of each line, and adding orders, both general and special, which is here observed. A verdant but exceedingly well-developed Mis the last line of each-stanza, we get the following: sissippian of twenty summers presented himself at
“Sink, sink the Stars and Stripes for ever! the pickets guarded by colored troops, and, although
Lord, fail the Bannered Cross ? Oh! never ! Order No. 157 had completely closed the lines, the
Waft, waft the murdered brave to glory, ollicer of the guard saw something suspicious in the
Who 'neath that flag, in battle gory, stranger, and sent him under guard (a healthy African)
Denounce the Stars and Stripes for ever !" to the Provost-Marshal, who inquired carefully into the young man's business within the lines, and ascer- The New-Orleans Era says indignantly: tained that his chief ambition and desire was to pro
“If by such arts of cunning our contemporary er. cure a pound of tobacco, for which noble purpose he pects to fan into a flame the expiring embers of seces. had come from down in Mississip.". This was rather sionism in this city, it will signally fail." aggravating, but our Provost smothered his wrath
Here follows the poem : somewhat and offered his visitor a bit of the weed; then turned to the African escort and told him to
THE STARS AND STRIPES FOR EVER put the butternut beyond the lines at double-quick. The guard and his charge left the office. On reaching the street, the negro, true to his instructions, announced the double-quick; but the chivalry stated Since first our banner bright unfurled that he did not like to run, whereupon down came Its crimson folds of glory, the African's bayonet and out flew the butternut's No flag e'er floated yet that could coat-tail to the horizontal, which each maintained Keep peace with ours in story! down the street and out to the pickets, a little better Sink, sink the hand of treason, then, than a mile, to the infinite amusement of the idlers, Its greatness now would smother! all agreeing that it was the prettiest trotting ever seen, No earthly power that flag shall mar, and giving the chivalry credit for good bottom.- King, prince, or any other. Chicago Tribune.
The Stars and Stripes for ever!
'Long many a crimson field of fameCORINTH, Miss., Oct. 1.-A feat was lately accom
O'er decks grown red for honor-plished by some Union Alabama soldiers, which I Round Bunker's Hill and Brandywine, think has not been excelled during the war, and is Danced that old veteran banner! worthy of record. On the fourteenth of last month
For rebels' gain, and freedom's bane, Lieutenant Tramel and ten men of the First Alabama
All wrong, but subtle reason, l'ederal cavalry, started on foot from Glendale, In spite of Right shall Wrong, grown bold, some ten miles from here, where the regiment is Lift up that rag of treasonstationed, and proceeded into the centre of Alabama,
The bannered Cross! Oh! never ! and, after an absence of two wecks, they reached camp in safety, bringing with them one hundred and When darkness draped our country's sky, ten recruits for their regiment, as well as five prison-| And none could comfort borrow
BY EMILY M. WASHINGTON,
From scourging foes and scowling woes,
the reserve corps had been hurled against the rebels, That flag sprang forth in sorrow !
Thomas had not another thousand fresh soldiers whom Wrong gave the Stripes—hope wrought the Stars— he could use. He saved the army, but he would not Ah! those old grandsires able,
have been content with that. He wanted and would From pain to hallowed peace, at last,
have had such a victory as would have carried dismay They passed--the good, the noble,
throughout the South. This field-officer says that The murdered brave--to glory!
there were other generals besides Thomas who saw
wbat a prize was lost for the want of ten thousand men. When swarming foemen thronged our shores, -Milwaukee Wisconsin,
Hard pressed for food and ritles,
MAFFIT, THE PIRATE CAPTAIN.-The Boston TranEnrapturedly to death they went,
“When a boy at school, in Portsmouth, And still as slaughter crowned them,
New Hampshire, this bad specimen of humanity alThe glittering Stars, turned to the skies,
ways fell below his class. One of his schooltellows Hung proudly, grandly round them,
remembers these couplets, which a little urchin of That flag, in battle gory.
twelve made about him on a certain “ exhibition day"
many years ago : Down many a vista'd year since then,
And here's Johnny Maffit, as straight as a gun-
If you face him square up, he'll turn round and run!
The first boy in school, sir, if thieving and lies,
Instead of good scholarship, bore off the prize.
SOUTHERN GREEK FIRE.--The Mobile Register and Ere that flag fall, we perish !
Advertiser asserts that Colonel John Travis (of pistolTHE STARS AND STRIPES FOR EVER!
shot notoriety) has discovered, if not the ancient, at
least its counterpart and equal, the modern “Greek THE SAGACITY OF GENERAL THOMAS.—There can be
fire.” Its components are kept secret, but Colonel no question that General Thomas saved the army of Travis tenders the use of his invention to the confedthe Cumberland in the critical battle of Chickamauga. of a test of this fire :
erate States. The Register gives the following account The Georgia papers say that the plan of the battle was determined upon by General Bragg after consulta- suburbs of this city, in the presence of several scien
“On Thursday evening last, near the bay road, in the tion with General Lee. The plan was literally to de- tific professors, ordnance and artillery officers, Colstroy our army. It was, to cross the Chickamauga onel Miller, commanding this volunteer and conseript Creek on our left flank, where Thomas's corps was bureau, other officers of the army and navy, a score placed, and then force him back upon Crittenden and of ladies, and at least one representative of the press, McCook. After Thomas was thus driven, another Captain Travis made two distinct experiments of his rebel column was to cross the creek and strike Thomas fire or composition, using on each occasion less than again as he was forced back, thus completing his rout. half a pint of the preparation, a fluid. Both were Thomas, with the sagacity of a great soldier
, perceiv- eminently successful, eliciting universal commendaed the object of the rebels. He did not wait to be tion. Instantaneously on being exposed to the air assailed, but, with Napoleonic tactics, he concluded to the fluid becomes a blaze of fire, with heat intense, be the assailing party, and hence issued the following resembling that of a liquid metal in the smelting proimportant order :
A pile of green wood, into which it was thrown, HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
ignited immediately, like tinder. Near MCDANIEL's House, September 1949 A.Y. Major-General Palmer :
“Without delay, within ten seconds, a number of The rebels are reported in quite a heavy force be-bucketfuls of water were thrown upon the flames,
a dense volume of smoke ascended, the hissing and tween you and Alexander's Hill. If you advance as soon as possible on them in front, while I attack the burning fluid licked up the water, destroying its
singing sound of a quenched fire was heard ; but lo! them in flank, I think we can use them up. Respectfully your obedient servant,
oxygen, a fluid seemingly added to the flame, and Geo. H, THOMAS, the wood cracked and hummed, and the flames arose
On the occasion of again defiantly unquenchable. Major-General Commanding.
these experiments, Travis's Greek Fire' burned for This order, the Georgia papers say, saved General something over a quarter of an hour in full vigor and Rosecrans's army. The Southern journals came to a force. Its heat is intense, and flies at once into the knowledge of this order from the fact that the ad- body of the substance it touches."'--Atlanta Appeal, iutant of General Palmer's staff was taken prisoner, October 22. and this order was found in his pocket. There is no man in the nation who thinks that Rosecrans could have been superseded by a better man than General A SCORCHING REBUKE.--The Nashville Union of Thomas. There is an earnest heartiness in this note, the sixth of November, gives the following: in speaking of the enemy as "rebels.” “I think we A highly instructive as well as amusing incident can use them up are words the patriot likes to hear. took place in one of the business houses on one of our As an illustration of General Thomas's sagacity, a gen- principal streets, last Saturday, while the colored eral officer now in this city says that if Thomas could regiment was marching along to the music of the have had ten thousand fresh men on Sunday afternoon, National airs. Several gentlemen were looking on he would bave utterly routed the rebel army. This the parade, among them a wealthy planter of Alaofficer says that General Thomas clearly saw the prize bama who is a large slaveholder. One of the group of victory within his grasp; but, after the brigades of stepped out to the door, looking on for a few minute
and then indignantly turning on his heel, addressed Our battery's fire, and Burnside's wire,
And head o'er heels, into the ditch,
Our boys did quickly on them pile, The Alabamian jumped to his feet, and replied,
Amid their great confusion, while his eyes flashed fire:
Resolved that they should pay the cost “Sir, there is not a negro in that regiment who is
For such a bold intrusion ; not a better man than a rebel to this Government,
And if, my friends, I have received and for whom I have not a thousand times more re- The proper information, spect than I have for a traitor to his country. I
The rebs will never charge again think that the best possible use the Government can
That charged on that occasion. make of negroes is to take them and make them fight
But finding in our “raw recruits" against the rebels. No traitor is too good to be killed
They sadly were mistaken, by a negro, no weapon too severe to be used against
The rebs they soon picked up their traps, the wretches who are endeavoring to overthrow the
And left, to save their bacon ! Government. Now, sir, swallow that, whether you
Now Knoxville's free from chivalry, like it or not."
And Wolford's in his saddle : The rebel darted off in utter amazement, without
He swears outright he'll make them fight, uttering a syllable of reply, leaving the sturdy Ala
Or quickly to skedaddle ! bamian, who cherished the jewel of patriotism as
Chorus.--So pass the grog, and drink unto something more precious than flocks of slaves, " alone
The Union's preservation ; in bis glory."
Old Longstreet and his rebel crew
Are running like tarnation !
THE BATTLE ABOVE THE CLOUDS.
General Hooker's battle was fought above the clouds, which conCome, gather round, my Yankee boys,
cealed him from our view, but from which his musketry was And listen to my ditty:
heard,”—General Meigs to Secretary Stanton. I'll tell you all about old Longstreet's
By the banks of Chattanooga watching with a soldier's Visit to this city.
heed, And how the Rebs around him flocked
In the chilly autumn morning, gallant Grant was on While he made a long oration,
his steed: Saying: “Boys, we'll drive the Yankees out,
For the foe had climbed above him with the banners And run them like tarnation."
of their band, Chorus.--So pass the grog, and drink unto The Union's preservation;
And the cannon swept the river from the hills of
Like a trumpet rang his orders: “Howard, Thomas,
to the bridge ! Says he: “My boys, on our success
One brigade aboard the Dunbar! Storm the heights Our fate depends, by thunder!
of Mission Ridge, And if we meet with a defeat,
On the left the ledges, Sherman, charge and hurl the Our government's gone under.
rebels down! So charge upon their raw recruits
Hooker, take the steeps of Lookout and the slopes Without procrastination :
before the town !" We'll make them fly to wooden hams, To save them from starvation!"
Fearless, from the northern summits, looked the trai
tors, where they lay, But little did old Longstreet know
On the gleaming Union army, marshalled as for musThe boys he bad to meet him;
ter-day, They fought on old Virginia's soil,
Till the sudden shout of battle thundered upward its At Bull Run and Antietam.
alarms, The Western boys from Illinois
And they dropped their idle glasses in a hurried rush And Buckeyes wont knock under;
to arms. And Yankee steel, it made them squeal, And Old Kentuck, by thunder!
Then together up the highlands, surely, swiftly, swept
the lines, The rebels made a bold advance,
And the clang of war above them swelled with loud To bag us they intended;
and louder signs, And up the hill on double-quick
Till the loyal peaks of Lookout in the tempest seemThe chivalry ascended.
ed to throb, * Previous to the charge on Fort Sanders, Tennesgee, Long
And the star-flag of our country waved in smoke on street harangued his men, told them that the regiments before
Orchard Knob. them were nine months' men, and promised them an easy victory. But the reception the attacking party met with, soon con- Day, and night, and day returning, ceaseless shock and vinced them that they had veterans to deal with, and their con- ceaseless change, sternation was increased when they learned that this warm reception came from old antagonists—the tried battalions of the Still the furious mountain conflict burst and burned Nirth army corps.
along the range,