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Oconto Pioneer (Newspaper) - December 12, 1861, Oconto, Wisconsin GEORGE C O N W PROPRIETOR VOL 3 OCONTO OCONTO 12 1861 NO 26 THE OCONTO PIONEER published every Thursday morning in tho of Oconto by GEORGE C GINTY story of building CO per for months To village subscribers when by carrier BATES OF ADVERTISING t 12 lines or less ono 00 two weeks additional week I one I of column ono year column 1 50 25 10 00 18 00 30 00 curds per not exceeding four f SI for each additional lino advertisements tit the rules prescribed Uw All casual must be paid for JI I W 15 S S A R S JOHN J McCLELLAN ANU AT LAW Oconto J F LOY AT LAW Win Will practice in the Courts ol Oconto and J BROWN AT Oconto W K C KISS BY ASH AT LAW county Wisconsin A ANO AT LAW Oconto county C GINTY Cilice in building Ho M- II Green BUY Wis street store A W BRUINS M Oconto ou river bunk Section Oconto mill L Win Will attend to of redeeming tor taxes lundu owned by non-residents 1 K WHITNEY and Machine Shop Bay Wis Turning of all Kettles dime to HOICK IS wide of Suction street opposite the pire house supplied with 1 Our Camp Correspondence J A JOHNSON Stiles Wis bv attention to business to merit ami a of the confidence erto reposed iu him by tlie people of C his to the people of and ami by promptly attending to Mil he hopes to a fair patronage KUKN county tin Will to of lo utter by HASTINGS 15 BACON PUBLIC Will pny strict attention to of tuxes redemption of lands for taxes mulling out deeds contracts of lands investigation of November 1861 Triend the morning of the tbe Wisconsin Fourth received to their tents and hold themselves in readiness to fall in at any moment Accordingly our little village of tents which had BO long stood up on the eminence near tho Relay House was im- mediately razed to the ground and sacks well packed and small of white canvass were all that remained Early on that morning many of the neighboring inhabitants had assembled to give ua a cheer and a hearty shako of the hand for it will be remembered that our ment had occupied that post for months and had formed acquaintances and toat section had previously enlisted with us wbo upon leaving left behind them ers mothers wives brothers and sisters The parting was much liko the one never to be forgotten when wo left the pleasant homes in tho far off and beautiful consin Upon the arrival of tho Maine 10th who were to relieve us we formed inline and marched to the train in waiting and sped away to the city of Baltimore there to take steamer for some point no ono knew except our Colonel the officer in charge of the expedition After the usual delay incumbent upon tho embarkation of 1000 men the er put out in the Bay it being far ad- in tho dav and the soldiers ing a place to reft for the night all com- bining to make our situation anything but pleasant nnd considerably exciting At last it became quiet the night being one known only to seamen upon the id waters of tho Chesapeake while the stars seemed trying to outshine each other and nothing could be heard save tho stroke of the powerful walking beam and the talking of groups of men of their homes in tho west At daybreak the men wero awakened by the drum aud after partaking of piece or two of pilot bread and meat pre- cooked were summoned upon the hurricane deck to listen to orders which wore given by our beloved Colonel With breathless wo awaited until he in his noble clear voice proceeded to take known to the men such portions of he ions given him by Major rnl Bix as thought proper It then became generally known amongst is that wo were sent out on an ion to the eastern part of Maryland and tho counties of Virginia Accomac and Northampton two of the most hy mid productive counties in that State hc former being the residence of the traitor Henry A Wise upon whose we arc at present d We wore accompanied by Cobb's Light Battery of Boston and Reading ourselves at of the principal street of tho town where many where waiting to receive us We were quartered in barns and old bouses and the band with two companies were stationed in an old mill and found quite a comfortable bed upon boards and dust Our arrival was very opportune as upon tho following wore told that quite a largo military on the march for that part of the country the day previous but learning of our proach at once beat a retreat We were to remain at this place until our tents and baggage came up and tire knew that it some ble time in consequence of the bad state of the roads A detail of twenty cavalry under command of Lieut Col UK AH re- turned to tho landing to escort the train in and met with an incident which I will digress enough to relate A detail of infantry is always made strong enough to guard against ordinary disasters but on this occasion a larger force seemed site When the Lieutenant Colonel with his men to within a mile or JOSEPH HALL COURT Notary Public and gent secured ill to the and sale of real estate of taxes examination of lands in or Agent of titles JOHN A Green Bay Klion nearly opposite U S Hotel for past from tho citizens of uoiiuty hopes to merit a continuance o their patronage FLAP HOTEL two of the train under Quartermaster McCoy the guard of the latter discovered them and at once re- turned with the report that a body of rebel was almost upon This had the effect of creating no little sensation amongst tho and They at once commenced ing a barricade of tents boxes and retired behind this impromptu fort re- solved to give old Reb a warm tion Suddenly the cavalry came around a curve in road and appeared in sight These handful of men with tho coolness of heroes primed their pieces and their fingers were the trigger when the Quartermaster recognizing the Lieut Col gave the order to recover in the words of all novelists and clers of momentous events the rest can better be imagined than described fice it to say that they armed in due time and we were again in our luxury which wo had learned to tc We were destined but for a short slay and upon tho Monday following received orders to march to Newton distance of sixteen miles there to join he main body of the army collecting md then wo conjointly wero to sweep ho peninsula Taking up our of march at the next morning the Oconto boys eting as advance guard of tho main HAVING returned from his hits resolved to the u not only Comfortable but iu A First Class House Jle it that ting llo Mr way always bo found ready nnd willing to bestow upon the traveller that to COMFORT ANJ Situated in tho immediate vicinity of the ness portion of tho village and the steamboat the proprietor tu ing for a liberal share of patronage Oconto JUDSON BIGGINS p un L is i Vio D amf of No 40 Clark street now Lake Chicago Illinois OW taken in exchange for new to rent A assortment of constantly kept on hand Dealers nnd Seminaries supplied on the most reasonable terms addressed to A Judson Higgins -10 Clark St Chicago 111 wiH receive prompt attention B cents por gal Ion constantly on hand and for salo at tin OCONTO STORE Independent Cavalry they being another transport After about in the oyster beds nnd among smacks for some little time we at last found the channel of the river and proceeding some twenty miles up tho stream we debarked at a small town in Maryland called White Heaven From that point wo wore to proceed by foot to Snow Hill a distance of 28 miles and if possible to arrive in time to prevent persons from pos session of the polls at the election the day following turning the scales in favor o secession and to tho U S officers in their duty in who should thus seek to trample upon tho rights of the citizens of Maryland Immediately upon landing wn took up our line of march and going about 2 miles halted to lo t tho rivalry and come up filling our haversacks with taw pork and crackers and went on to Prin ess Ann marching until nearly ten then slept in an open an make it still more pleasant the rain poured down incessantly all night The morning following we pushed on over a road almost impassable and our packed to their utmost ty making a load of nearly 40 Ibs to ery man besides gun and cartridge with -40 rounds But tho Wisconsin Fourth stood it nobly and patiently at about dark name sight of our destination 13ut here came the tug of war The village is situated upon the bank of the river and the tide being in at tho time it overflowed about a quarter of a mile our road depth of Some three There alternative so the men plunged cannon after them last over aud we fount wo arrived at ind pitched our tent a Newton at noon in company with Duryea's Zouaves 21st Indiana 6th Michigan Legion 17th making in all a force of about strong under tho command of Lockwood of us that on Friday night previous our pickets having come upon their pickets drove them in and fired upon them when imagining the whole force was ad- at once beat a hasty retreat and retreat their guns and flying in all directions Striking our tents after a stay of a few days we went on to s distance of twenty-eight miles On our way we mot throngs of and countrymen who would collect on the roads and greet us with cheers and waving of flags One well appearing individual waved the stars and stripes which he had painted on a piece of white cloth with in the of any other material It is astonishing to see the suffering and squalid poverty of tho inhabitants brought upon them by their leaders They have no communication either by land or water with any of the ports of trade and are utterly destitute of thing No mail has been brought in since last are consequently entirely ignorant of all parsing events a pound of sugar can be obtained for less than 62 cents and tobacco not bo had for any Upon the road to this place we camo upon another battery of considerable strength with fourteen embrasures but like the former was entirely deserted Yesterday our scouts overtook a body of about 800 rebels with 7 pieces of non which they were just in the act oj shipping over to the main land in a small fishing smack but immediately upon getting sight of our army toey took to their heels scattering in all directions They seemed to be possessed of a panic or something of that sort as they made no stand or hostile demonstration of any kind They threw their muskets into the bay broke them against trocs or loft them on the and our men the horses the cannon and them up to the together with the cassons filled with shot and shell and also far the expedition grand success Not a gun has been fired have routed them at all points and now havo thirteen pieces of ordinance and a large quantity of small arms Negroes arc not allowed inside of our lines and that disappoints many who seem to be intelligent citizens as they all actually believed that we had come after their negroes Last evening I saw three runaways who bad come seven miles since nightfall with their bundles aad supposed that the soldiers would at once take care of them but they were not ivare Information was received hero that the rebels were fortifying their position and were in considerably force eight miles distant at a place called Oak Hill in Virginia A flag of truce was sent to them by the General accompanied by a proclamation of Gen Dix setting forth the folly of their resisting the ment and calling upon them to lay down their arms and return to their giving them five days to At the expiration of that time the whole force was to enter Virginia and disperse them Three miles from Newton wo came to a bridge that had been burned by the rebels compelling to mako a tour of twelve miles in order to come upon them About a mile from their there were tn trees chopped into the road making quite a formidable obstruction We fell to with a will and soon succeeded in clearing a way for tho artillery and baggage train We soon came upon a ponderous heap of red sand with three holes in the top probably intended for embrasures which strongly resembled ft snow fort of school boy days The position was wholly deserted not a Jiving thing to je arid oven tho inmates of a coring house had deserted leaving an unfinished meal a brisk fire in the and the door doubtless fled allowed to come any nearer than ten paces of tho guard We are pleasantly sinuated here at and wating patiently for further orders The boys from Oconto liko it well with tho exception of the scarcity of tobacco Lieut ST ORES joined UB at Newton with the rest of the boys who looked and felt well Yours truly B cut these items from this week's Vanity Pair To cavalry we need not expect to have a Stable ever may be said of the failure of Gen Price's rebel command as a fighting body it certainly succeeds well in Long Run and A and melancholy comparison says the Philadelphia Press may be drawn between the character of JDavid C and the character of Edward D Baker and wo cannot better trate this thought than by reprinting the paragraphs from Baker's magnificent eu- logy pronounced over the dead body of his friend at San Francisco on the 18th of September 1859 His delineation of Broderick maybe taken as a delineation of himself: A Senator lies dead in our Ho is wrapped in a bloody shroud and we to whom his toils and cares were given are about to bear him to the place pointed for all the living is not fit that such a man should pass to the tomb unheralded it is not fit that such a life should steal unnoticed to its close it is not fit that such a death should call forth no rebuke or be surrounded by no lic lamentation We are here of every station and pursuit of every creed and character each in his capacity of citizen to swell the mournful tribute which the majesty of the people offer to the The hopes of high hearted liko fading upon tho breast and tho struggling sigh compels tears in the eyes that seldom weep Around him are those who have known him best and loved him longest who shared the triumph endured tho de- feat Near him are tho bravest and no- blest of the state possessed by a grief at once earnest and sincere while beyond the masses of the people that he loved and life was given gather like a thunder cloud of swelling and in- And now as the shadow turns towards the east and we prepare to bear his re- mains to their final resting place let us cut seek to repress the generous pride which prompts a recital of noble deeds and manly virtues He rose unaided and alone he began his career without family or fortune in the face of difficulties ho inherited poverty and obscurity he died a Senator in Congress having written his name in the history of the great gle for the rights of tho people against the despotism of organization and tho ruption of power He leaves in the hearts of his tho and proudest recollections He was honest faithful earnest sincere generous and He felt in all the groat crisis of his life that he was a leader in the ranks and for the rights of masses of men and he could falter When he from that fatal field the dark wing of the Archangel of death was casting his shadow upon his brow the greatest anxiety was the performance of bis ty He felt that all bis strength and all his life belonged to the cause to which he had devoted them said he to me they wero his last said Baker when I was struck 1 tried to stand firm but his blow blinded me and 1 could not I trust it is no shame to my manhood that tears blinded mo as he it But fellow citizens the voice of mentation if not uttered by private ship blow that struck his manly breast has touched the heart of the people and as the sad tidings spread Who now shall THE ELEVENTH is ner was given to the officers of the on iJs passage through Chicago at the by the North Western and Alton Company After the dinner they were addressed in an speech by Goo C Bales A portion ot which speech we give below Strange soldiers does it seem tome to meet here so gallant a regiment but twentieth part of what Wisconsin has ready sent to the But years since just as I had turned the period of manhood I stood on a lovely evening in Juno ou the plateau that crowns tho amphitheater of hills that surrounds tho metropolis of Wisconsin and watched the sun as it sank to rest away beyond the western rivers and mountains I looked off to Lake Michigan sleeping in all its beauty and calmness like a child sleeping on its mother's breast The smoke that curled from old Juneau's log cabin and relieved the beautiful background of tho sky and hillsides told of tho only white settler then located on that beautiful spot Between there and the Father of Waters lay one boundless waste of plain and woodland and here and there at re- mote distances the log hut of tho hunter and trapper the stockade of an infantry company or the hamlet and trading posts of the of the American Fur Company constituted the entire lation of what is now three empire States Iowa and Minnesota At the call of our country Wisconsin has already furnished during the present year more volunteers for the war than at that time constituted tho entire tion of northern Illinois Wisconsin Iowa and Minnesota Noble consin Well may she point to her ic and growth from a dcss crt and wilderness to a garden and tho homo of eight hundred thousand freemen Well may she point with pride at that network of railway that encircles her zone from Lake Michigan to tho sippi liko the girdle of beauty that ed the glaring waist of Venus well may she point to her school houses planted side by side with the log cabin of tho pioneer where her children are ed in their duties as freemen as patriots as as Christains well may she point with pride to her houses whoso pointed spires reaching to heaven their declaration to God and which are evidences of their religious and al culture but above all can she point to you and your gallant fellow soldiers now almost strong and say with pride These are my jewels Eastern per thus eloquently describes a recent snow storm It was none of your dainty affairs feathering down in largo flakes on tho of a south wind to disappear in an hour or two nor was it a short lived squall blowing great guns for a season and then subsiding into a low murmur liko a spanked baby when its fit of sion is over and it sinks to rest Our A Prince of darkness is often referred to as the sub- tile may be all very well for people who.have never bad any ings with a Sutler after tho fall of Sumter Jeff Davis telegraphed tho lowing couplet With petard We tender Old Abe our No one then exactly appreciated the point of this Well intended joke but we see it Of course Jeff alluded to Fort the entrance of Port Royal which old Abe accepts with many paixhans mortars and all a general gloom prevails speak for California Who bo the inter- preter of the wants of the Pacific Who appeal to the communities of the Atlantic who love free Who can speak for tho masses of men with a lovo for the classes from whence he Who can defy tho bland of power tho insolence of office tho corruptions of Administrations hopes are with him in the grave AU that gallant spirit shall resume Leap from Eurotas bank nnd call us from the tomb But tho last words must be spoken and the imperious mandate of death must bo fulfilled Thus oh brAvo boar thee to thy rest Thus surrounded bv tens of thousands wo leave thee to unequal grave As in life no other voice among us so rung its trumpet upon the ear of freemen so in death its echoes will reverberate amid our mountains and our valleys until truth and valor cease to appeal to the human heart storm Was something that deserves tho name of a storm The great northwest seemed to rally all its strength to ice what it could accomplish It ed all tho winds of the firmament to aid and far off over the summits of the surrounding hills wo could hear it out the signal for the whole ar- tillery of winter to muster its forces for steady tramp of a march tho icy Under legions tho tho rocky pines of the forest and the fast anchored hills that gird our ley on every sido seemed about to break from their rocky moorings and fly off spinning through the frigid skies like a witch upon her broom in the stormy of old Good friend true hero hail and upon pur cowling in sight believing the had been told of the which we learned had been circulated would comb to der ravage plunder and take the to Cuba and them into bondage for purpose of expenses of the war I The people wore at first very shy a but and learning our object flocked around us Motto for Gen Sherman In Dixie's land I take my Though our government has not recognised the Southern Confederacy it has two- of its ers last name out for that class of timid men the is shirt tail The North America tells the lowing story about Mr Seward The Hon William H Seward of State passed through this city yesterday morning at 11 on his way from New York to Washington Mr Seward has a weakness whenever possible for traveling incognito He is an erate smoker When he enters a ger train he seeks out the smoking car and finds beatitude in puffing La Normas until the end of his rido Between New York and this city he occupied a seat with a pleasant looking gentleman Who talked about fool during the whole trip The stranger supposed his pleasant be a book-keeper Mr Sew ard pitched into hi i self in a most derous manner seconding every gation of the stranger with a hearty em- phasis When latter observed Mr Seward identified and saluted by a the boat his feelings can ter bo than described The It is proposed to send a portion of our prisoners of war to Ft Mackinac Washington Dispatch A good idea The climate is lent surroundings good and will tend to cool that ardor of the brain out of which has sprung Secession No better location can be selected in the country They cannot get away onco there and few troops would keep in der quite a penal colony The only ob- we can of is that the poor Indiana have suffered enough from the vicious associations audit is too bad to turn in in addition to all tho bad company we have made them keep the bad of Jeff Davis The mor comes from a reliable source and ifc is indeed likely that a select party of cesh will winter at To such straits must they como even to those at the foot of this lake Chicago li at- he of battle says rebels should be measured by ast seen of him by our informant ho was hiding behing tho Mason Slidell and Gwin have always stood together on the sama form there is now a prospect that they will ere long hang together from the platform Brownlow has turned up at tho head of Unionists in Tennessee Hurrah for tho gallant give a good account of himself See here Mister said a lad of seven summers was treed by a dog If you don't take that dog away I'll eat all your apples It is an interesting fact that the capture of tho Rubel to Franco and England and tho successful bombardment of Port S C events of tho memorable of November grave ever tears must sink at last Unto the common level world o'er it road Don't you think that you No not when
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