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Peninsular News And Advertiser (Newspaper) - July 25, 1862, Milford, Delaware DELAWARE OLE 269, Steam Plaster and Bone REMOVAL William SUCCESSOR TO has removed his OFFICE to No. OF A. f. STROUD West The Second Delaware Regiment IN THE LATE BATTLES BEFORE f side two doors West of where D and will tind him subjoined are tion of the series commenced in our lust issue written frora McClellan's army bv Dr. David Surgeon of the 2c i Delaware to his Hon. which on account of and fineness j W. of this who has kindly permitted their Slid New of being the surest and most Manure in the He has u. always on hand a Stock or Ground and Calcined 1'lantcr, Foot A. 203 West Front Del. 8-tf AMERICAN CHESTNUT Opposite the Old State close proximity to the principal Jobbing Custom Court and plains of During the year the house has been entirely re- visitine the city on business or will find this from its location nnd liberal sailed to their comfort and The City Passenger Cars can he taken at the ferent Railroad nnd will bring sengers within less than half a square of the SO PEK WYATT Photograph PHOTOGRAPH received from a large assortment of Photographic Albums nt 4ns Market Del. RIVEE Blew Xew GO TO FOR THE BEST GOODS AT THE LOWEST PRICES HE is every week DRY BOOTS HATS CIGARS all kinds of GOODS OF THE BEST Which he sells cheap for Cash or Country His NEW STORP is in the ODD HALL just below the Milford Call and see it 1 Jan. 1. July 4th, 1862. f My dear My last was written on the 28th declaring briefly our participation in the of the day night When I went to mail I was informed that our communication with the White House had been cut off and no mail could be so I will this in the same although I understand that no mail will be forwarded frora the army under the present condition of things but I will write and it may come to hand some time and post you iu part nt in regard to affairs as fiom cue who has seen and Ml his of all of it. And what a change has come over the scene and the spirit of our dream through mud and mire to the banks of I hate lost the day of the month and even of the but some one says it is the 4th of but I do not know whether it is or for I no Almanac nor any thing else scarcely except what 1 have on my back for with all which I had in my tent at has gone to On Saturday which I believe was the 28th of we lay in the or behind breastworks at all Towards night we were ordered to strike tents np for a retreat his boot knocked off by a ball and his heel badly bruised we had three others had got astray into other killed who ly saved such us I now having them wuh me on the lines the last day at i it Fuir The rest were abandoned We selected a house in the rear for a hospital where the wounded were afterwards brought and some horrid cases had of too I was busy helping other having none our own to attend This whole fight was with artillery and we again silenced the Before night and lifter dark we could see and hear them going round with lights looking for their About ten o'clock we again received orders to we again did all and reached the James River and the Gunboats about the next I shall not attempt to describe the scene or the it produced for weary and ed I threw myself down in a clover field and slept an hour when we were atrain ordered into line and marched in front or three miles and formed on a high lill in the midst of an artillery Hero I thought was to be HIP the grand for we were well Here we remained all and here I was gain exposed to 8re and I a good place in a valley and we t Here I found close by a large and got a dinner of nd for fitly a feed for the first she had hud for three entire days and she was used up neither had she any water in the mean Just at night the respective lines advanced and another battle and here we again drove them back and took 600 J then moved up to a large house as a hospital depot for ihe the made a bed on the lawn with my blanket and lay down to sleep holding on to Dolly by the while she stood at my head its quiet as a This was the second night I have slept thus with her bridle in my Henry is not to be trusted and is more trouble and destroyed by those having charge in the camp when the retreat commenced by the order the Brigade Quarter- master I am informed for want of wagons to convey all the bat staff and line officers 1 find have theirs saved in the and I shall make it my special business to inquire bow this thing has I have not attempted in this letter to furnish yoa with nny description ranch less with any minute or even general count of the in which we have been bnt have left it to others and to the public press who will doubtless supply you with mi earlier and fuller and more graphic description and history of them My object has rather been to give yon an account of my own experience and individual fortune to the humble extent in which I liave pated in and of ray happy from all personal injury by the of Providence terrible trials and dangers which market tho progress of them and which I know will be of more interest to you just now any other matter connected will as I know you and my family wil be painfully anxious concerning me you learu of my own I do not that yon will be able to rend this as my paper is very damp and it is hastily nnd badly To explain some things which might otherwise not be entirely in- iu I will add that my letter was commenced last but was not concluded until this which The enemy came up and began the under 4th. D. R than use to me. I had to whip him for leaving because I cannot convince him by reason or argument that it is the safest for him to remain with All was quiet during tha but when I awoke before I found everything moving on the bark track Sew Millinery FRONT Opposite the Post MRS. having received a assortment of NEW which she lias opened at the above named this method of inviting the ladies to call and examine her stock Her goods have been selected with the utn ost care and and include all the prevailing Spring and Summer and will be sold at very red need Her list includes Split Grey Hair and Misses Pedal Flats for 2J cents and a large of Palm and Willow white and colored Lace Caps and a fine assortment of favoring her with their may rely tipon cood at tJie lowest prices for which they could be bought Bleaching and Pressing Done to May 9, 18G2r.-tf THE for the very liberal patronage of the citizens of FORD and will continue as his visits from to day of each alternate commencing from present Office in Milford removed to on Front A. D. D. S. August 29, 1861. 6-t A USEFUL A T the present price of Burning Fluid and Coal any one using only one ppr save in that by use of COAL from 8 to 10 or enough in only lamp to pay the price of it ic three or four Make an of the of you and sco what fain economy is coaling his ment belong will alter your old Lamps at a trifling or you a new one for 40 or 50 COAL OIL AT GREATLY T. F. of STASD 75 heretofore sold at 1.00 to Marble Base Lamps u iS cU. do dn 40 and expected every moment to but did not until daylight the next Our was left as a rear guard and onr Brigade bringing up the and this position we have held tin to this That dark and foggy we ma re tied to the first station We Were and in onr rear on the York River Railroad I a half nn hour before and formed a line of the whole division Surgeons along at ten a. m. The enemy after and keeping carne np and the action commenced of the crowd moving nnd continued two or three after an hour's march The enemy was driven back Up wilh of the was quiet for awhile when Gen ardson rode up and said they A. il to to outflank ns and gave ilie order left to march and off we was much disorder all went through the over the t. railroad on the run at the first from the foe which fell right in our Harry and Dr. bov run off with our horses while I was up 'the line On my return down the line I missed sent to look for them and found them a mile in the They got back iust as we were I took mine from but Col. and Dr. left theirs with darkies and lust them until we here last and consequently had to foot whole route to this We back to onr main on the three miles from we formed in line again ahead of the enemy who soon came when the action begun again and lasted some two hoars until drove him back again but they did the rain than anything ed this point about noon to-day j UlU some shelling I can assure as firing with round shot I made two narrow escapes by what mav be termed artful At ten p. we again started and marched all ten miles White which we crossed at light and tore up the bridge over White Oak Creek which winds through the but we left perhaps along thu road dropping in their and I had trouble to avoid over I had to have my horse led all as I could see ing in the dense I slept if sleep it could be such as it At thu we found the wagon train and the whole army Such of the train not be got across was or On this side of the bridge we formed in line again and waited for the wagons to pass About one while lying under cedars is tue whole of tho and here is onr fleet of gunboats and com and here I suppose we are to make a stand till ex- the enemy up during the the roads are left in an most impossible as our march has cut them up roost I do not this hut pose it is for the fur we all have the utmost confidence in I from good ity that lie was heard to declare to-day that he is now going to work on his own plans laid down from the mid I pose our next move will be on Richmond by the James River Gen. Shields has arrived with reinforcements and has captured a regiment of the who are now falling back Our ment with a few exceptions has behaved Col. Bailey compliments me so far as to say that I have stood by the regiment through nil the ting myself under fire when I was JA n Dear As cnr mail facilities are now I will write to though I wrote a long letter running through yesterday and the day trying to give you some account of the state of with us since the 28th ult. We now encamped a short mile back frora James River at rison's some twenty miles from Richmond and six below Fort and our is very pleasantly on a wooded near a mill stream with good water and a fine country rounding in these respects at a delightful and desirable change the swamps and low grounds of the The residence nt Harrison's Point is here General Harrison was and is now used by our army as a The occupants of it before our tie by attacking us and after a engagement with us for some two hour was driven back what loss on on side I cannot as we left on th double quick to avoid being flanked as they moved after being driven back our left to cnt from Savage We anticipated them and reached it and here about four o'clock in the afternoon our right wing in the meantime having passed the enemy again came np am another hard fight took place between ns with the same Their batteries were silenced arid they were again driven back by and after we again Look up our covering the retreat in good order Swamp and finally to this I have before described to yon iu my letter of the 4th And I will only add that we were never brought to close quarters with the with the artillery fire and the shelling to which we were several times subjected nnd exposed through the protracted series of were truly and such as have staggered the bravest and most intrepid of veteran As to the condition and health of the Regiment I have now one hundred and ninety two on my sick but I are happy in state no critical or serious D. lived in handsome and iu from the When I was in it die carpeting was ered with several inches of should and the quality of it could only be perceived in the corners of the The house was fuil of our nnd amputation was on quite ly unij blood all over the A very number of our wounded have been sent off. Sume were sent ahead of ns and others came in after as I understand the Rebels will not have any they all the are coming in Lumps of other for f 11 al CO per Al T. F. Arch St. above Third above the road occupied by our most of the in the J was suddenly awakened by nn awful and banging and jumped np and the and shells coming thick and fast fron the exceeding l' had range and I expected every moment to drop and to gee fall me as they flew all around artillery end wagons skedaddling in fine style mid confusion to get out of as it Our formed in line and marched ont of rangs in fair B and j A For r position in I o. roM it 50 bnl j I Wp formed in B valley farther j bark that the Cre crowd our j fell hark to the men nil I Here I had to threaten to and culled upon to do and never or backed I walked up and the lines whenever it was under to see if my services were required and giving instructions to the men as to what they should du in case they should be wounded I do not mention this bv way of but to show you that I have done my and do not wish it We are now lying three back from the We have eleven com- missioned officers and seventy privates off duty which is the 4th, and nearly one hundred As many fell ont of the ranks on the march and the whole Regiment got scattered some of them may be in other nnd some may have been picked op as glers by the In all the fights we lost no men as but had lo leave behind all the wounded who could nut keep The retreat was in order until the last and the disorder then was entirely to the mendous and pelting rain through which that portion of the march was We whipped the enemy in fight and Ihen retreated in in all this retreat I hcd no except and broken nnd ing to tut but a few hurd nnd the hatly of ham be- fore ont nnd HC of onr weary journer nt Gen. is near thp re- are corning in quite and there is a larce fleet of government boats at the Landing and more arriving There are among them several steamers with medical stores and I obtained a new supply of necessary ar- ticles Provisions been but we are now well supplied with government My health never was nnd my appetite is ex- something a little more duinly than the government furnishes in the way of diet would be very I would here state that I have seen several northern papers containing counts of the several battles through we have und the Xew York the reporter of which not tell the whole if he tells ii as fur as he Oi afternoon onr Brigade moved For tie Sews and TO TBE BRAVE SOLDIERS OP KEW white robed no more thy gentle Imam bolts of blood Strew the trembling earth with the hoar is Trusting in your righteous Hurl the brazen traitor Vindicate broken Once ere this the Saxon for dyed the plain Once tho Helpless iu the Norman's Once again the Saxon Drawa at Liberty's Smote the haughty Norman Drove him our native Sons of arrayed By his pride and hatred Mudsills ye whose sires made Glorious many a Once again Norman foe Fiercely heads a slavish Once again he aims the Laying Freedom m the Have yoa homes and kindred Have yon graves evening fair Oft has seen you drop tho For the loved ones sleeping there By the blood oar By the martyrs By our living and our Freedom's sons freemen die Break the foul oppressor's Shield the boon your fathers gave Let the cannon's earthquake Chill the Cre the hour is Trusting in your the brazen traitor Vindicate your July 16, 1862. S. THIS it Cun IA Ml c. in 10 the and rvf thf j SI if du j to liim i ana Dr. by mo bnt it fiil around hut few om in perfect off in the while three ny IOM ell my ramp his o the w i hy n he w t ball him in open clean up rapidly to support and ar- just nt at Hill ahead of tho Irish On the we 5Ied and the other ly the re- as. They did jet into the but the in our front and to ns fell but threw shot and shell ns for on hour or we in posses sion of it till half twelve o'clock at and there until acre ordered to fall back to oar old camp ct Fair which we our the last 10 it and onr up ihe rrar and the BS POOD as pasted over il nnd the whole right win? of the hud of DS by another ronte on the line of re- All the rest which we were in front works At in as we were to to We there end licht and bark a mile BI the in Jine of tattle Bnd the as in nm ti nn rny Korc ijt of IOK I which on tho had not TM nt ft of wre in B-M were in check until this A number of the young men of our town recently organized themselves as a Literary Society or Debating calling it Clayton for the purpose of be- lieving such an Institution wag needed in this In connection with this Association n paper has been gotten contributions thereto being made by he and the whole read by the Editor at their weekly The paper is called the and from it we have been permitted to copy the following from the pen of the which have no doubt will be read with interest TO FANNY On looking over the our eye caught the following para- graph Fanny Fern the from third to there a other enterprising Surf a a rare Imt wop the young nr win improves The will probably thf whole world ID that Fumy who hud given married dies fa many of advice on the of husband's who de- clared were of whn hod rood of f should at last be in the very stages of yoor third ton much bear When m in ihe of ynar hp i- by n bnt that wonld ont bt We think that Rarey understood horse-taming half so well as you understood the surly natures of those bipeds called There is another phase in men's actor that have yet to learn I put foot down suon enough You should have established your authority the standing the Bible doctrine to the con- and made him understand that im- obedience in the first and great that the second is like unto shalt honor and serve thy wife with all thy with all thy with all thy and take no thought for for she is thine and on these hang all the You probably neglected to teach these commandments until his neck iad become hardened to the yoke till le had to resist the rightful -on ground of bis superior or the law of or some other flimsy He probably murmured at the of your literary friends of the gender and when ordered to ire at their he j did it with an ill as though a ary woman hadn't a right to flirt with very good looking You might ave given him h baby to and been o occupied with the next new Novel as ot to see him oftener than once a nd then only to give him a lecture on he proper keeping of his A domesticating in the nursery might ave prepared him for the next and so measure after till yon had him completely hi suspecting your designs till be was powerless to Doubtless his hair was extracted the first for and fortunately for the effect was far different on Sampson he was shorn of his locks in In short he threw off the came out to the world anil pecked advertised his awful ding and fancy sending him any more of their outrageous bills for Weil we piry his or line of either individually or as the case but to liim who has just through the deal and succeeded in coming ont we we desire to congratulate escape without being put der the without being planted in that of deceased is parallel in the annals of your lial We imagine that he thus Why did the All-wise He who made both Earth and He who made both man and woman an In the ot the Why did he create the woman f Then to give her magic First to win and then betray Dreams he that her love is Dreams that joy will be his Dreams that she's an earthly aside rib she was made alas the bright delusion Floats away like airy When the wife of father Adam Brings him Heaven's Lovely in whom he of the vale of Passing fair but frail and fickle I She it was who plucked the She it was who gave to Adam Of the tempting fruits of evil From the bitter tree of knowledge She it who h m Brought the stern decree of To embitter all his to enforce To deliver Adam's sentence And to snake him out the Out the Paradise of Eden Sent him forth a naked He and all his children Through all coming generations All for woman's Thos been from tho Thus 'twill be fair and false of love and source of Devil Love and sunshine in the Dreadful darkness in the Spider like she weaves htr And with conning .in she spreads them To ensnare the thoughtless The Catalogue of The prophecies of the secession leaders have perhaps been more signally falsified by the progress of events tlian has eref before been the case with nny class of political Having by the cunning array of figures sought to prove that the Union was a source of commercial disadvantage to the they nest n n to con rince the people of that section that a lution of the Union coald be effected danger of war ensuing as ihe of the mad Among the few contemporaries which make us weekly visit from that portion of Virginia which has been recently re- claimed from the military power of is the ian which in a late recites the catalogue of those 8ioti3 by which the people of Virginia were tempted to embark in the enterprise that has proved so fatal to the prosperity of that great and disastrous to the whole country Do not facts fully justify us in ing that secession is a political and that Virginians have been politically swindled out of every right which they held dear and Has not been accomplished too by every grade of from Senators down to penny political editors Did not these cal tricksters say Virginia seceded he would be the greatest State in the whole Southern Confederacy That lier wealth would increase abundantly and in the shortest conceivable that slave property would advance at least fifty per cent that millions of tal would into the towns and of and that they would soou become large and populous that she would become great ing and would be to the other States of the Southern Confederacy what the Will had always been to the whole South that there would be There was no danger of war of any magnitude the Yankees loved the immortal too well to involve themselves in the expenses of that the had not the means to cute a successful war against the Sooth that in the event of one Southern man could whip five that Yankees neither knew to fight nor had the to even if they knew how; that the Southern array would take Washington Maryland and go to Philadelphia and make it a war of invasion on tho and not a if any possible means be war at would be one of short That the terest and sympathy of England and France were with the and that these Governments would certainly knowledge the Independence of the Southern That cotton was and would rule and govern the European and the North into the That when volunteers were called for the promise to many of them was that they were not to leave their own section of the and certainly not sent out of the That negroes would prove and would be one of the most effective elements in prosecuting a that they would the farms and raise an abundance of produce while the white men would carry on the National Intelligencer Thus it was that Jim and noted anthor Of the lifa of Horace Gruel v Much by the For my many brilliant Caught a Tartar for a In the siw the Saw a form of matchless Beauty's on every Eyes like stars of Heard a voice whose tones were r far than minstrol Playing on of As I neared the Dreaming dreams and closely cared ber DH But how soon spoil it turns a I Venus With those to fierce With voice so harsh in 1 ng terror To the bosom tbat I this of I'd But the rf Of 01 Id Hit Or rnr iwk in In l Uin In have you ever no- what a big style in this Jet a with a big galvanized watch and fob come pat on wear good matter whether he has cheated some poor tailor in the last town he stopped ont of nnd he ia a Soft yonng their weak brains loaded with the sentimental trash of go into cies over bis and lie awake at thinking orer hig Managing mammas parties for and lay their plans to secure him fnr Angeline Weak ed men consider it an honor to his billiard and and DM style of collar and the drawl of his voice arc the young es snd clerks of the town f Out of the may lave und intellects bv the of which his into of a they mar hive good beyond tho mar have been from in the and no word can If their the of the crack brained fon and in com- parison I i for a the f i t indies fj hut 1 arid i- of i Only ia 1 Then t j for si we torn a tr h roong of
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