Peninsular News And Advertiser, July 25, 1862

Peninsular News And Advertiser

July 25, 1862

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Peninsular News And Advertiser (Newspaper) - July 25, 1862, Milford, Delaware MILFOBP. DELAWARE OLE 269, Steam Plaster and Bone Mills. REMOVAL William SUCCESSOR TO has removed his OFFICE to No. OF A. f. STROUD OFFICE. Stroud, SON, West The Second Delaware Regiment IN THE LATE BATTLES BEFORE EICHMOND. f (North side two doors West of Orange, where D and will tind him [The subjoined letiers are acontinna tion of the series commenced in our lust issue written frora McClellan's army bv Dr. David Houston, Surgeon of the 2c j? i Delaware Regiment, to his brother, Hon. which on account of ii.ere is tue whole of tho gnind" arnn- and here is onr fleet of gunboats and com missary stores, and here I suppose we are to make a stand till reinforced, ex- pecting the enemy up during the day. Fonnnately the roads are left in an al- most impossible conditions, as our march has cut them up roost miserablv. Xnw, I do not niidcrstHiid this hut sup' pose it is for the best; fur we all have the utmost confidence in Gcni-rul Mc- Clellan. I und-.-rstand from good author- ity that lie was heard to declare to-day that he is now going to work on his own plans laid down from the first, mid I sup- pose our next move will be on Richmond by the James River route. Gen. Shields has arrived with reinforcements and has captured a regiment of the enemy, who are now falling back again. Our regi- ment with a few exceptions has behaved well. Col. Bailey compliments me so far as to say that I have stood by the regiment through nil the difficulty, put- ting myself under fire when I was no: HAUKISOX'S LAMJIKG, JA n Dear Brother: As cnr mail facilities are now re-es- tablished, I will write again' to day, al- though I wrote a long letter running through yesterday and the day before, trying to give you some account of the state of aff.iirs with us since the 28th ult. We .are now encamped a short mile back frora th'e James River at Har- rison's Point, some twenty miles from Richmond and six below Fort Darling, and our regiment, is very pleasantly lo- cated on a wooded hill, near a mill stream with good water and a fine country sur- rounding in these respects at least, a delightful and desirable change 'rum the swamps and low grounds of the Cliickahoiuiufev. The residence nt Harrison's Point is here General Harrison was born, and is now used by our army as a hospital. The occupants of it before our arrival, tie by attacking us and after a spiritec engagement with us for some two hour was driven back wiih what loss on on side I cannot state, as we left on th double quick to avoid being flanked b, them, as they moved aronnd after being driven back npon our left to cnt from Savage Station. We anticipated them however, and reached it first, and here about four o'clock in the afternoon our right wing in the meantime having passed it, the enemy again came np am another hard fight took place between ns with the same result. Their batteries were silenced arid they were again driven back by ns; and after nierht we again Look up our march, covering the retreat in good order throughWhiteOak Swamp and finally to this I have before described to yon iu my letter of the 4th nst. And I will only add that althongh we were never brought to close quarters with the mnsket with them, the artillery fire and the shelling to which we were several times subjected nnd exposed through the protracted series of engage- ments, were truly terrific, and such as miglu have staggered the bravest and most intrepid of veteran soldiers. As to the condition and health of the Regiment I have now one hundred and ninety two on my sick list, but I are happy in state no critical or serious cases. ever, affectionntply, D. II. HOUSTON. Ituve lived in handsome and cora- foitaMestyle, iu judire from the furniture, pnintines, Brussell's carpeting, When I was in it die carpeting was eov. ered with several inches of mud.I should think, and the quality of it could only be perceived in the corners of the rooms. The house was fuil of our wounded, nnd amputation was roinsr on quite extensive- ly unij blood spurtinsr all over the floors. A very number of our wounded have been sent off. Sume were sent ahead of ns and others came in after us__ as I understand the Rebels will not have any rate, they all the time. are coming in Ako. Lumps of other Styles, for psriont, f i-c. ''Portland 11 al CO cli. per Al ecnti. T. F. HAMMKRSI.BY. 't, Milford. "THE Arch St. above Third above the road occupied by our brizade, most of the .division in the field, J was suddenly awakened by nn awful whistli.ig and banging and jumped np and fonnd the ball? and shells coming thick and fast fron the enemy, exceeding anvthing l' had previonsly witnessed. Thevhadour range perfectly, and I expected every moment to drop and to gee Dollv fall beuecth me as they flew all around iw.onr artillery end wagons skedaddling in fine style mid confusion to get out of rar.-re as it cnrae onespectedly Our Retriment formed in line and marched ont of rangs in fair ordcr.exeept B fen- whobrofce and j A run- For r position in I o. roM it 50 bnl tearfd ,onlc j I edtre. Wp formed in B valley farther j bark 'r. that the Cre crowd our linr.cnr! j fell hark to woods, the men nil I flM. Here I had to threaten to fhool and raft.'! culled upon to do it, and never slided, or backed out. I-i fact, I walked up and dowu the lines whenever it was under fire, 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 boasting, but to show you that I have done my duty, and do not wish it repeated. We are now lying three back from the river. We have eleven com- missioned officers and seventy privates off duty to-day, which is the 4th, and nearly one hundred missing. As many fell ont of the ranks on the march and the whole Regiment got scattered yesterday, some of them may be in other regiments, nnd some may have been picked op as strag- glers by the enemy. In all the fights we lost no men as prisoners, but had lo leave behind all the wounded who could nut keep up. The retreat was in order until the last day, and the disorder then was entirely nttribntuble to the tre- mendous and pelting rain siorra through which that portion of the march was made. We whipped the enemy in evcrv fight and Ihen retreated in go'od Now, in all this retreat I hcd no R.'erp except fhort and broken nnps, nnd not- ing to tut but a few hurd crackf-rs nnd the hatly TUCR! of ham fthd hoe-cake be- fore mentioned; nntil fagcul oat.o.ft-u-o ont nnd drowt.etJ HC of onr weary journer nt point; Gen. ilcClellan is near thp Point; re- inforcements are corning in quite rapidly, and there is a larce fleet of government boats at the Landing and more arriving continually. There are among them several steamers with medical stores and I obtained a new supply of necessary ar- ticles yesterday. Provisions hnve been scarce, but we are now well supplied with government rations. My health never was better, nnd my appetite is ex- something a little more duinly than the government furnishes in the way of diet would be very acceptable. I would here state that I have seen several northern papers containing ac- counts of the several battles through a-hifh we have recentlv passed, und par- ticularly the Xew York Tribune, the reporter of which not tell the whole truth, if he tells ii as fur as he goes. Oi Fndny afternoon onr Brigade moved For tie Sews and Advertiser. -ADDKESS TO TBE BRAVE SOLDIERS OP KEW DMJBB GEX. JIlCLBlLAH. Farewell, white robed Peace, no more .Falls thy gentle Imam iustead, Flamiug bolts of blood staiu'd War, Strew the trembling earth with dead. Soldier! Lo, the hoar is come, Trusting in your righteous cause, Hurl the brazen traitor down, Vindicate yonr broken laws. Once ere this the Saxon blood, Ponr'd for Freedom, dyed the plain Once tho Ansrlo stood, Helpless iu the Norman's chain. Once again the Saxon sword, Drawa at Liberty's command, Smote the haughty Norman lord, Drove him frotu our native land. Sons of S.ixons arrayed By his pride and hatred steel'd Mudsills ye whose sires made Glorious many a battle-field. Once again votir Norman foe Fiercely heads a slavish host; Once again he aims the Laying Freedom m the dast. Have yoa homes and kindred dear? Have yon graves wliere evening fair Oft has seen you drop tho tear, For the loved ones sleeping there By the blood oar ffithers shed. By the martyrs giubet high, By our living and our dead, Freedom's sons sh-all freemen die Break the foul oppressor's power, Shield the boon your fathers gave Let the cannon's earthquake roar, Chill the tyrant, Cre the slave. Soldier! hour is come. Trusting in your righ'.eous cause, Hnrl the brazen traitor down, Vindicate your brokenMaws. DEL., July 16, 1862. niltj .vp( UPTON' S. NEWCOMER, PP.OPKIKTOR. THIS it Bcncer Cun IA Ml c. in 10 the and rvf thf j TEnMS, SI if i-cr du fcv j Hnrrv to be-cp liim i owfnl f-'it'llc ana potirine lljic'l; at.d forlu'ia! drd. Dr. Plonktit, by mo bnt it !iavc lollt cnrni- fiil around hut few exiOo Jaitl i" hnvc om in perfect health, off in the while three ny pislol belt. IOM ell my ramp titcnjik n> s'ood his pr.itirir] o the w time. Hf-rf vrf hiuj or.f 'nil k'l'cd i hy n ronnd ch-oi he w t l.-if ball ftror-k him in jj.-'fi-a-l nnr] hitn open clean ih'ODjh, ons'.ht up rapidly to support S-null and Porter, ar- just nt niirht at Hill ahead of tho Irish On the hill, we 5Ied rifrht and the other k-ft ly the re- spective as. They did jet into the ficht, but the ercmy in our front and oppo-ed to ns fell buck, but threw shot and shell ns for on hour or more; we reraait.ed, however, in posses sion of it till half pas' twelve o'clock at nitfht and !ny there until acre ordered to fall back to oar old camp ct Fair Oafcp, which we did, our Rf-eiment behg the last 10 it and onr up ihe rrar and dev-.rnyinj: the Bsidire BS POOD as had" pasted over il Poner, Small, nnd the whole right win? of the ormy hud nhind of DS by another ronte on the line of re- sreaf. All the rest day, which wns Stit- nrdny, we were in front nl.inp works At nicS; w? rtce-irrd ordf-rp u> b" in im-nedip.'c'v, as we were to relrpa: to ;hc River. We i-luod there ricl.t end s'arjrd o! dnv- licht and thtn bark a mile BI '1 fonn- the ditUirti in Jine of tattle Bnd nwnited the er.cny. as milM! in o-j' "p'lr.wiu nm ortr] MoC.'filnn ti rip. nn rny Korc JJnt hc-n ijt jioin; of I.T IOK I bave'sDM.iiced'. which on tho had not TM irif. rK-'ro'id nt Jfri ft Wr, of wre in llic rrriirf B-M were enpmy in check until this r-r-cration conk) performed. A number of the young men of our town recently organized themselves as a Literary Society or Debating Club, calling it -he Clayton Association, for the purpose of mu'ual improvement, be- lieving such an Institution wag mnch needed in this place. In connection with this Association n paper has been gotten np, contributions thereto being made by he members, and the whole read by the Editor at their weekly meetings. The paper is called the and from it we have been permitted to copy the following article, from the pen of the which we- have no doubt will be read with interest TO FANNY FERN. On looking over the Lonis-ville Jour- nal, our eye caught the following para- graph "Onr o'd fripnd Fanny Fern the r.iqnnnt pirlcd from third husband, to there a i-hs2ce ;or other enterprising man." Surf pnouj1! t'lere i? a chnncp, a rare chance; Imt wop the ruan, young nr old. win improves ii. Q'me nnc'xnectert. indeed. The stunling inu-llige'.'ee will probably e-t thf whole literarv world -Irte-a-tftr." ID ihink that you., Fumy Fern, who hud given married la' dies fa many chttp-.prs of advice on the iraininc of husband's who de- clared iha! rcen were "perfect )cteflf i-ve-ry (on of ibem.if otily'riphllv monairfrj whn hod nonMed yonr !o rood thronch trvo con-i-ctitirc terrai; of f nrrrstfol ei- perit-ijcp, should at last be ou'wittcd, in the very stages of yoor third PX- ptricnre ton much t'n bear When m Porion, t-ajre hiorra- in ihe Sr.trary of ynar mnlri. jr.s'ipcrs Mid, "'thfrc, hp i- r-sii-ht by n Tarinr bnt noSo.iy ercr bill that wonld ont Hfrrod f'ri Ajrn, }f bt fhoo'r] nrotc rcfrsc'orr We did'ut think that Rarey understood horse-taming half so well as you understood the surly natures of those bipeds called men. There is another phase in men's char- actor that you, Fanny, have yet to learn I Ygu.did'nt put yonr foot down suon enough You should have established your authority the fit-bt thing, (notwith- standing the Bible doctrine to the con- trary) and made him understand that im- plicit obedience in the first and great commandment; that the second is like unto shalt honor and serve thy wife with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind.and body, and take no thought for thyself, for she is thine all; and on these "two hang all the rest. You probably neglected to teach these commandments until his neck iad become hardened to the yoke till le had andacity to resist the rightful au- thority? -on ground of bis superior strength, or the law of Moses, or some other flimsy pretext. _ He probably murmured at the freqnen! isits of your literary friends of the inas- "uline gender and when ordered to rft- ire at their coining, he j robably did it with an ill as though a liter- ary woman hadn't a right to flirt with very good looking author. You might ave given him h baby to tend, and been o occupied with the next new Novel as ot to see him oftener than once a week, nd then only to give him a lecture on he proper keeping of his charge. A ttle domesticating in the nursery might ave prepared him for the next appliance; and so on, measure after measure, till yon had him completely subdued, withont hi suspecting your designs till be was powerless to resist. Doubtless his hair was extracted the first unfor- tunately for yon, and fortunately for him, the effect was far different than'that pro- duced on Sampson wheu he was shorn of his locks in oldeu tiaie. In short he threw off the yoke, came out to the world head-picked anil hen- pecked advertised his awful fix, forbid- ding milliners, dress-nukers.jewelers and fancy shop-keepers, sending him any more of their outrageous bills for pay- ment. Weil we piry his successor, or line of successors, either individually or lollectively as the case maybe; but to liim who has just passer] through the or- deal and succeeded in coming ont alive, we we desire to congratulate lim, escape without being put nn- der the sod. without being planted in that -ow of yonr deceased consorts, is withont parallel in the annals of your niatriino- lial career. We imagine that he solil- -quiscs thus Why did the All-wise Creator, He who made both Earth and Heaven, He who made both man and woman ritretra U.V.JH uotli'wliinn an In the botvers ot the Garden, Why did he create the woman f Then to give her powsra magic First to win and then betray man. Dreams he that her love is constant, Dreams that joy will be his portion. Dreams that she's an earthly angel, aside rib she was made But, alas the bright delusion Floats away like airy vapor, When the wife of father Adam Brings njwm him Heaven's curses. Lovely Eve, in whom he trusted, Miitreis of the vale of Eden, Passing fair but frail and fickle I She it was who plucked the apples, She it was who gave to Adam Of the tempting fruits of evil From the bitter tree of knowledge She it -was who broaght h m sorrow, Brought the stern decree of Heaven, To embitter all his future. Bronght an'Angel to enforce it, To deliver Adam's sentence And to snake him out the Garden, Out the Paradise of Eden Sent him forth a naked w.ind'rer, He acjnrsed and all his children Through all coming generations All for woman's transgression. Thos 'its been from tho creation, Thus 'twill be nntil thejudement, fair and false Sonrce of love and source of evil, Porfect Devil Love and sunshine in the morning. Dreadful darkness in the evening.J Spider like she weaves htr meshet! colora, And with conning .in she spreads them To ensnare the thoughtless victim. The Catalogue of fieJasions, 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 similar' class of political soothsayers. 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 dertoolc to con rince the cred- ulons people of that section that a disso- lution of the Union coald be effected withont danger of war ensuing as ihe co'u- leqnenee of the mad attempt. Among the few contemporaries which make us a' weekly visit from that portion of Virginia which has been recently re- claimed from the military power of "insurgents is the Frederieksbnrg Chrfs- ian Banner, which in a late namber recites the catalogue of those dehr- 8ioti3 by which the people of Virginia were tempted to embark in the perilous- enterprise that has proved so fatal to the prosperity of that great State, and so- disastrous to the whole country _ Do not facts fully justify us in ing that secession is a political swindle, and that Virginians have been politically swindled out of every right which they held dear and sacred? Has not this- been accomplished too by every grade of intellect, from Senators down to penny political editors Did not these politi- cal tricksters say thatii1 Virginia seceded he would be the greatest State in the whole Southern Confederacy That lier wealth would increase abundantly and in the shortest conceivable time; that slave property would advance at least fifty per cent that millions of capi- tal would into the towns and cities- of Virginia, and that they would soou become large and populous that she would become .1 great manufactur- ing State, 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 'peaceable secession. There was no danger of war of any magnitude the Yankees loved the immortal dollar' too well to involve themselves in the expenses of war; that the Sortb had not the means to prose- cute a successful war against the Sooth that in the event of war, one Southern man could whip five Yankees; that Yankees neither knew to fight nor had the 'spunk' to fight, even if they knew how; that the Southern array would take Washington ci'y, reseoe Maryland and go to Philadelphia and make it a war of invasion on tho 'North, and not a defensive, wnr if any possible means be war at would be one of short duration.. That the in-' terest and sympathy of England and France were with the South, and that these Governments would certainly ac- knowledge the Independence of the Southern Confederacy. That cotton was king, and would rule and govern the European Powers, and the North into the bargain. That when volunteers were called for the promise to many of them was that they were not to leave their own section of the country, and certainly not sent out of the State. That negroes would prove loyal, and would be one of the most effective elements in prosecuting a war; that they would caltivate the farms and raise an abundance of produce while the white men would carry on the National Intelligencer Thus it was that I, Jim Parton, i, tbesaee and noted anthor Of the lifa of Horace Gruel v Much applnnded by the public, For my many brilliant maxims, Inalncklesscvilbonr Caught a Tartar for a Venus. In the siw the Venus, Saw a form of matchless Beauty's on every fea'.nre, Eyes thatgiHimcd like stars of Heaven, Heard a voice whose tones were music, r far than minstrol Ansels, Playing on of evening. As I neared the tampting object. [ed. Dreaming dreams and closely hoidn-ini- Liitlc cared ber DH forever. But how soon thtay his billiard and coklail bills, and DM style of hi.; collar and the drawl of his voice Where, then, arc the honest, nprijrht, strsierh-forward young methan- es snd clerks of the town f Out of the ng, altogether. Thooch ibdy may lave BOIIK und intellects bv the of which his into (he M'ZB of a rausquitoe's they mar hive good beyond tho sbs'Jotv o'f th-.y mar have been rwNeu from in the community, and no word can If K.iid atrainsl their the of the crack brained fon and in com- parison ITU'i I i -a-iep H" tn-r.. for a the f i t .7 T] i: rijr indies fj hut 1 arid i- hrard of i Only tnnru.1 fif-s ia ll-avca 1 i-i Then _ ih'-y t j for si we torn a thief. n'i'J k' pt, tr h terjr '1 roong of 'SPAPERf NEWSPAPER! ;