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Weekly Standard (Newspaper) - August 10, 1864, Raleigh, North Carolina I THE AM W. EDITOR AND OF THE The terms of the are as six three 4 Weekly six 6 three 8 Tbe government through its financial and the corporations and trading huving estimated dollar Confederate bills llt two-thirds of their wo are compelled to do tho Persons sending five Collar bills will be credited for two-thirds of their fuco and no and no bills duo the can hereafter be paid in at such Twos and ones and new issue Advertisements inserted at three dollars per square of ten or for first aud one dollar for each subsequent The very large circulation of tb Standard renders it a valuable medium for advertising Money sent by Express at our AUG. 5. CONSCRIPT K Aug. 1, 22. N. AUG. 10, 1864. V VU Tho Latest Two Yankee gunboats have been disabled on the and the Clara totally The river is said to be in a state of Eight transports are lying at the mouth of White river unable to The under Gen. charges Col. command of 300 12 miles from forcing him back and following ton Col. several prominent officers and 87 privates were Col. remains had reached The Baltimore American of 1st and 2d has been received in giving an account of the ex- plosion of the mine at The entire work mounting guns were blown into the The 9th and 18th corps then charged and the 5th was hold in The works were but they were driven out of them with a loss of Rebel cavalry crossed the 15 miles above and passed directly across and entered going through About 500 of men en- tered and demanded the payment of a million but tho people refusing to comply with the tho town was fired and whole of it Gov. Curtain has called tho Pennsylvania Legislature together to make ar- rangements for the defence of the Wright's ere must have reached and if the rebels attempt to retain possession of the Shenandoah a desperate battle may be ex- Lincoln been at Fortress Monroe and has had an interview with has been no fighting for two Grant still sapping and Much dissatisfaction said to prevail in Yankee army on the results of From Aug. flairs are very quiet tin's Some picket firing during the night but nothing important 6oO prisoners wore captured near Newman and sent south from Yesterday about 1000 in all wore Other later news will be found The df the We continue to hear of the coercive measures adopted in the hospitals and camps to influence the voles of the soldiers of thia Wo copy the following from the Progress of Wednesday from a letter dated y July 28, 18G4. I am at Lynchburg to day at the and I have never seen as much meanness and corruption The soldiers voted for and seeing those who managed the polls said the Holden voters were all and threw out their If nothing had been and if the votes had been fairly Holden would have beaten Vance ten to The men that voted were all from the same and they counted Vanco votes and threw out the Holden This was done by Hospital rats who had never seen a battle When the Yankees were raiding around Lynchburg these rats went into their and as soon as the Yankees left they crept I told them of their and they ordered me to but I told a man with stripes if he would make himself my equal I would tan him on the More than seventy-five men join me in this If Vance is elected it will be by such dishonorable means as I have This letter comes from a good soldier and a man of and is no doubt a faithful record of Let the friends of these men remember this to-morrow and vote against those who would gurate such infamous Extract of letter from a dated quarters Co. 22ud N. July 2y, 1864: worked had for Holden but the officers en masse were against Holden got 22 votes in this company and Vance 8. The vote in this ment is Vance 114, Holden 67; though I under- stand the statement is out that Holden got but eight votes in tho A soldier writes us from Fort Caswell that the vote in his company was Vance 12, Holden 17, and that the men who manifested a wish to vote for den were told that their battery would be taken away from and that they would be sent to This he Caused some of the timid to flag fall though some of us stood the fray and did the best we though we had a hard time of We might make similar extracts from a number of letters already A soldier lias a in and he has a when he attempts to vote for the man of We do not after all the force and fraud that have been that Gov. Vance's majority in the army will exceed Wo be- lieve this or even a larger oU by the people at home unless they prevented from voting as they desired by tho been poorly It is not be that by the sudden and terrible nature of the explosion he produced a temporary confusion in our With a little more he might probably have poured such a column through this as to nave given us very serious But the the very timely arrival of Gen. and the quick perception of his military soon placed our gallant boys in and retrieved the THE ENEMY'S Ihc enemy losses from all causes are estimated at We have prisoners in our 14 battle and upwards of stands of small We took no because the enemy brought none with The leur pieces captured by the attached to the Petersburg From the An Exciting Day on Our Enemy Spring a Battery and Several Men Blown Portion of Our Gallant Charge of Southern he Workt Guns etc. The monotony which has prevailed for several days in front of was broken on Saturday by an which though not gether took our troops by and created for a while considerable 8PINGING A For several days prisoners and deserters have stated that the enemy was and our officers and men have been convinced that the statement was but whether apprised of the exact locality at which the enemy was conducting his mining we have no means of All doubts on this if any were removed Saturday last at an early About 4-J- a heavy sound was and this was followed by several other ilar the enemy at the same time opening fa a and many a household with their batteries all along their been plunged into In the 12th and 41st It was then discovered that the enemy had j were several made up of the sprung a mine on one of our near the i nien of Their commanding centre of the and a few hundred yards beyond general has borne testimony to the brave manner the Blandford The chiet sufferers by wllich defended the place of their birth the the were Pegram's j of their and the spot where lies all Branch from this and three companies of i catl the hearts and strengthen the arms Elliott's South Carolina which occupied of The memories of those who fell in position immediately to the left of the battery for its The battery lost 22 men two commissioned officers Some of these a list of whom we publish are known to be their bodies having been but others whose bodies have not been it is hoped are prisoners in the enemy's taken subsequent to the from the and near the state that several of our men were dug out of the ruins They de- scribe one of the a so and the description is so nearly like that of Lieut. one of the that there are strong grounds for hope that he is yet alive and in the enemy's The remains of tho under which be slop and where Lieut. Chandler was seen arousing him just previous to the WHOLE NUMBER 1525. Later from tbe Aug. papers of the 20th ult. mentioned tho death of The KAA lossos in the of the i Johnson's and The Now York of u a 8pecial from Nashville which says the No. 87. hereafter P 8 ta those By order of the July 8, 1804. been i dated Northern were was of the impression but probably it Reliable information had be about Harper's It was believed that Burly would of but will attempt to raid into alone has Senator of was GOVERNMENT publish day a number of government advertisements for the information of the Those who have possession of the Confederate and State 1 ments act upon the principle that Conservatives are fit only to pay fight and serve Conservative journals are not only regarded by them as treasonable in their but by holding the government advertisements from them they deprive a large portion of our people of the means of knowing what the laws of the country and their duties under those We observe also that Gov. Vance has directed the State go t ts to bo published in Destructive and to be withheld from the which is the its Editor betog the public We allude to this only to illustrate the courtesy by which that functionary is If We in his and he in we should feel that we had stained our tation as a gentleman by such a But it is useless to Those who ister the governments have seized upon them as their peculiar and the strait Conservatives aro treated by them as inferiors and The mark which the Conservatives of this State were threatened by John Spelman in 3862Js at last on their and Gov. Vance is aiding bis new friends in burning that mark into the flesh of his old The Confederate continues to manifest its sion for Samuel P. by a series of squibs that can do that gentleman no but plainly show that there is some peculiar not known to the for these the Editor of tho mean the late of George N. Sanders in certain naval stores with Mr. be- the latter felt that the ought to been in accordance with the laws of S State The cry Mr. phillips voted ag hfl fe man? other citizens were not allowed to do ww fortunate for him that he happened to be in to exercise his right of suffrage without toted BUt i a worthy a good lawyer and done i gave of his duties was the examination and settlement of Col cs and the fact that this was not 13 to be attributed to Gov. Vance and Col. lnd nm to Mr. CAST'S of of the Senate Committee on Military e course of a recent debate in the statistical information relative to the 1 of the Union of very great 5t Wars men L six hundred The Voting iu the We very cheerfully give place to the following statement of Dr. Burke in relation to manner in which the voting was conducted in Pettigrew Dr. Haywood admits that the names of the Counties to which the soldiers belong were written on the backs of their tickets and tbe clear inference is that this was done by the tors or This in wh at we heretofore The tickets or ballots of the soldiers opened and the names of their Counties ten on as we stated in our last was not only unconstitutional and hut un- If such writing on the backs of the tickets was in order to distinguish the from each other that were cast by the diers from tho the soldiers selves should been directed to do and they might have been in that every ticket that might be found in tho box not thus written would be counted as a But the idea of an inspector opening a. ticket and writing the bad of it I The law of the State is most emphatic on this It declares that every person to vote shall give to tho returning in presence oi the in the ab- of such to one of tho a ticket rolled in which shall bo written the name or names of the person or persons for whom he in- tends to The presumption in law is that the voter will hand in a folded and ion made against frauds by declaring that if two tickets shall be found rolled up together they shall not be There is no authority whatever in law for opening a ticket and writing on the back of and though we no idea of contesting the and especially votes cast in any manner by yet we have no hesitation in expressing the opinion that if the election should be contested all such ballots thus marked on the back would ba declared illegal and What we meant when we said that Dr. all in his power to have a fair was this That he caused it to be understood that every one under him would be allowed to vote as he and that he resorted to no means of any kind with the view of influencing But Dr. H. and others have involved themselves in grave error in adopting the plan of marking the ballots and not leaving this to tho If voters in Pettigrew Hospital were not deterred from voting as they wished by the adoption of this they certainly were in other hospitals and in the camps especially when this was by violent threats against the men by those having control of the We may feel it our duty to dwell at some length on this sion to go on are yet to be seen near the edge of the chasm created by the and the pre- sumption that he was not very deeply buried in the Lieut. H. was a young member of the Petersburg and his many friends feel great anxiety regarding his Of casualties in Gen. Elliott's South Carolina we have no m at ion except Gen. Elliott was severely ded by a ball through the He was doing well and hopes were entertained that he would EFFORTS TO RETAKE THE As soon as the nature of disaster was made Gen. Hill despatched a courier to Gen. and that vigilant officer moved off immediately at tho head of his own some and bounnes dollars that that thousand men General ins march towards of the one hundred days been forwarded to M so as supercede and the French talking 1 l. 0 great engineering and the cost is of of the We shall soon instructions for brigade to Arriving upon the Gen. Mahone found twelve of the enemy's flags waving upon the parts of that portion of our carried by the and the whole vicinity swarming with white and black yankee Getting his troops into Gen. Mahone ordered his brigade to roake a portion of his works and instructed Wright's brigade to come up in such position as would ensure the of the re- maining Under command of Col. acting brigade formed into and about to move when the enemy sallied and made a The Confederates reserved their until they could see the whites 01 the enemy's when they poured into them such a storm of that the enemy recoiled and fell back in A charge was now and men dashed forward with a driving the enemy up to and over the On the works our men and ered a plunging which proved so destructive that the never again rallied on this portion of the but left our men in undisturbed In the Wright's commanded by Col. instead of coming directly by some means and came and thus failed to retake that portion of the line assigned to At a late hour Wilcox's old now ably commanded by the young and intrepid Sanders came gallantly up to their and by a charge' drove the enemy from the remaining portion of the and thus enabled us to re-establish our liney precisely as they were before the DESPERATE The enemy finding escape rushed for in the immense hole or made by their and around the edge of this great basin our men closed and fought hand to This was done chiefly by old and ders Alabama Here the slaughter was and here many a gallant Confederate fell to rise no As an evidence of the desperate nature of the contest around and in this chasm we would that Gen. after ving a large number of buried in the hole on Saturday 55 Yankee negro and 178 v TUB TERRIBLE POWER OP GHASTLY At a late hour we visted the chasm caused by the enemy's It to be about 40 feet in and some 200 leet in and resembled more what one would imagine to have been the effects of a terrible than any thing else to which we could liken it. Immense boulders of earth were piled up rudely one above the and great fragments of gun wore ing promiscuously in One roan was caught between two near the surface of the and literally crushed between He still remained in this painful with his head and neck our men not having had time to extricate Life had been but the ghastly looking face was unmarked by a shoulder reclining on the The sides and bottom of the were ly lined with Yankee dead and the bodies lay in every conceivable In one spot we noticed a coporal of a sergeant of and a big burly piled one upon top the Some had evidently been killed with the butts of as their crushed skulls and badly mashed faces too plainly while the greater tion were great pools of having flowed Irom their wounds and stained the Between our breastworks and the large numbers of dead and wounded were atill lying the latter begging piteously for and praying to be cared Our men could not relieve as they were in full range of the enemy's sharp who had not ceased their even under BUCU appalling circumstances as we have THE LABORS OP THE The length of the ever live in the grateful tion of those who survive Their names will be found recorded in another column of The enemy opened a severe fire on the city with IMS siege guns simultaneously with the and for two hours his shell fairly rained upon our Thanks to a kind but one pident and that was the loss of a finger by the Chief Engineer of our Mr. n 1een> II was cut off bv the fragment of a The few houses were small wooden very and of but little Saturday was the first time that the Army of Virginia has been regularly engaged with the Yankee negro The disastrous results to the have proved that this favorite ment of the Yankee is no match for erate Tho negroes rushed wildly forward immediately after the with the cry of At a later hour of the the time lor the Confederates and our brave boys took them at their agd gave them what they had so loudly called no THE Among the prisoners is Gen. of This officer ed the 1st 1st of Burnside's He lost a while at He was badly wounded in his wooden leg a ball having splintered Ibis will profitable job for some carpenter at Ga. Tho prisoners report that Griffin was but that his body carried off. We have seventy-five commissioned officers in our among them are three and every other grade known to the The officers and white and have been confined They have engaged in this un- just and unprovoked and fight side by and our authorities will not be so cruel as to such and deeply sympathizing friends in their A flag of truce was sent by the enemy yesterday afternoon to General the object of which we have been unable to It is supposed to ask the privilege of burying dead and caring for many of whom still remained outside of our breastworks Such is as conducted by the enemy whom we are con- The Yankees moving to the July Yankees on the North side of James river at Deep have recrossed to the South reuniting with the main of Grant's Interesting from Aug. losses in Saturday's foot up j 300 killed and wounded and 1500 prisoners from Elliott's S. 0. losses are about 450 killed and A mine was sprung on Bushrod Johnston's front yesterday Burnside aent in a flag of truce asking permission to bury his No communication was returned with the ment that an application from the commanding General of the Army of the Potomac would be en- Meade then stnt a flag and permission granted and the hours from five to nine were this period was diligently occupied and over seven hundred dead Yankees were buried Yankee officers state their loss in wounded was Great complaint is made against Burnside for his Our captures in battle prisoners Yankee prisoners say that Grant is a grand raid against the Weldon J. of the Nashville was arrested on the 15th gave bond in the sum of 1 he steamer Scotia from Liverpool of the 16th had arrived and reported a fight between the sage and An influential delegation had waited on Palmerston on the Uon on American affairs on the plea of Palmerston said both the North and the South were equally sanguine of while the South was especially jealous of If an for mediation the government avail themselves of it. Mason had au unofficial in- with From August from Atlanta arrive and depart regularly on Affairs there wear the usual There was some picket firine and shelling yesterday afternoon which did no The Yankees have apparently abandoned their advanced position across the Georgia railroad and are massing on the centre and ing to work down between the city and the river 1 he raiders who cut the Macon and Western railroad were driven to Newnan by Jackson's Their advance reached Newnan just after the arrival of the train carrying Roddy's command to He attacked them in front and his pursuers coming up the Yankees broke nnd fled leaving 500 all their artillery 0 700 horses in our The rest sought to cape across the and it was supposed more would be taken Three pieces of artillery captured from man were brought Six hundred horses and 800 are reported to have been captured from mm. Gov. Brown left this morning for Ihe militia pour in and are sent rapidly to SODA quart of one tea cup of buttermilk with a teaspoonful of vinegar in a half one spoonful of made into a dough just as thin as can be rolled out with and baked in a quick Put in lard according to i means und Two or three table spoonfuls of vinegar will answer in place of though not so A Yankee paper says the following note was found fastened to a tree just after the Confederate troops v NEAR July Uncle you had better be quiet the ance of your as we only came near your town this time just to show you what we could but if you go on in your mad we will come again and then you had better stand from the worst rebel you ever VIRGINIA August 8, 18G4. A. CONSCRIPT o order OBITUARY City oo the 1st of Mr. WILEY KOJU from Circular No. 24, from Bureau of OF June 27ih, 1864. No 24.'f The sale to the government or to tho of soWiers at prices fixed by the Comm the State under tho impressment act of the i aole surplus remaining after furnishing the ment with tho stipulated quantity of and which he may raise from jear to vear whila his exemption is made by act rf approved February 17th, 1804, one of the of exemption allowed to an overseer A claim asserted by tOHO exempted as agriculturists to exchange such part oi the aforesaid surplus as they nm supplies of clothing and bS consumed in family and to sell the government or the lies of only what may remain of such surplus after making said This claim is in violation of law and of their contract with the and cannot be allowed Upon satisfactory evidence being furnished that persons exempted overseers or agriculturists have or are thus disposing of their surplus 3 by exchange as Enrolling officers arrest all such forward them to their st camps of Instruction to be retained there final action shall be taken and announced in their and forward through tho proper nels of communication to this Bureau report of all the facts and circumstances of each Every agriculturist or overseer upon his certificate of exemption should be informed that action indicated above will be taken in event not disposing of his marketable surplus in accordance with the requirements of law By command of S. August C. B. A. A. the year The Confederate The Confederate Tax Assessors for the county of will attend at the following times and intelligent and worthy He most factory evidence of hie preparation tor lie was buried with Masonic at York on the 27th of typhoid MAHY infant daughter of J. E. aged two and fourteen MRS. MILLER Hoarders by or August 1, 42-tf. FOR LIGHT Stage Coash wilh deck newly tired and aud m excellent Apply to R. L Caldwell N. 0. August 4, At flags reach 20, and in Fer the The Late Election at The following statement is made in justice to the authorities and to correct any error that those who Uo not know mo may have been led to entertain in regard to the fairness of the election held at this I received no orders from any one how tho soldiers should The manner of the at all the hospitals in this city and wus adopted after consultation with a legal friend who suggested that endorsing the name ol the county in which the voter resided would obviate me difficulties of obtaining a correct result where voters from different counties deposited their tickets in one This plan was also sub- nutted to a gentleman who has acted as an inspector o' elections in this city for a number of He pronounced it fair and just to all parties and the on y one practicable under the Mr. far as Dr. R. Burke Haywood s concerned we expressly that ho did all in his power to have a fair election E. Surgeon in Woe unto when all men speak well theif t0 roade by the is supposed to have been about 600 but the work is not so as many unacquainted with the used for such would Immense made specially for such are brought into and by this wo are a vast deal of work can be in a short space of Just the mine was sprung and the explosion the earth is formed of a hard such as ia known as and this accounts for the great boulders of earth which were rent asun der and by tbe force of the From Aug. Pierce of the dist Episcopal Church has called upon the Methodists of the State of to meet on August 10th, for special prayer for victory and the expulsion of the foe from onr From July force of Yankee cavalry in Jones county day before and night before last cut the Central railroad in two at Gordon and near Walnut creek two miles from At the same time they made a demonstration on the Macon and were then repulsed yesterday evening after some severe During the fight several shells were thrown into the and one fell into the It is not known what damage was done to the The Yankees are reported falling back near Their strength is not Our loss was forty killed and Northern August Baltimore Gazette of the 3Uth is The accounts from the per Potomac are very in consequence of a request made by military that no tion be made hereafter of operations unless it is on information of an official It appears the Confederates have not re- crossed the Potomac into The latest official despatches from Georgia state that Sherman was steadily drawing his lines closer around Nothing from Dispatches from Grant's army are The condition of affairs in Missouri is ed as deplorable in the A war of ation has Martial law is rigidly enforced in Gold in New York 252. VST Fayetteville Observer copy in Weekly and Semi- Weekly 4 N. August 1st, 1864. GENERAL No. 4. f I. Captains of Senior the several counties of the State of where Com panics have been will assemble them at their respective Court every Saturday at 12 for drill and By Command of Lt. Gen. W. A. A. August 8, 1864. 5th Oth 7th 8th 12th 13th 15th 10th 17th 20th 21st 22nd From Aug. Official information was re- this morning of the capture of man and 500 raiders near Ga. His com- mand was routed and at last accounts was flying in the direction of An official dispatch from Petersburg states there was a cessation of hostilities yesterday at n quest of the enemy for the purpose of carr his dead and 700 of the To the Salt Commissioners for the Several ties North It may be known to most of you our road communications with the Salt Works in ginia and for some months have all been inter- by I now take this mode of ing you that in consequence of this suspension of the corn purchase in North Carolina in the Spring and shipped for the State Salt ia yet on the at Petersburg and while some remains The consequence of this is the suspension of Salt during the great part of the summer at our while all other manufactures have been entirely and it is believed most of them continue in for want of Salt must be scarce and command a high and especially as the Works on the coast have suffered so much by In view of these I ask you each to send for- ward wagons wherever it is and send grain out by You will be allowed two bushels of Silt for one bushel of Wheat or and one bushel for a bushel of The teams can carry twice as much as will feed and in most cases Then the remaining half will pay for a full load of But if each wagon will bring one-third or one- fourth of a load of it will give an abundant Please make it known citizens that tke same terms will be with any of them who send on their own We give preference to the but have grain ami no fear that we will get or that it will come in faster than Salt can be made We on hand between and six thousand cords of good dry capable oi producing at least hundred and thousand bushels of This wood be for that we want additional and under the late of Conscript none will be detailed who are under 45 years of I therefore each of you to endeavor to send toe men and 5u years that I may Friday and 1st, 2nd and 8rd Barney Lash ley's Urcen Hood's Oak G. W. The of the county are hereby notified to attend at the times and places above nearest their respective and furnish to the Assessors a correct listof tho following subjects of on and owned on the 17th of 1804: number of and value in 1 8CO. Slaves and value in 1860. asses and and value in 1800. ber and value in 1 800. goats and and value in of all ground spirituous oo hand on the 17th day of 1864, and not sary for family consumption for the year 1864. The number of bushels and their value must be stated Household and kitchen agricultural mechanical and musical and their value in and value in 1860. and value in 1860. Property of all joint companies and gold and silver gold and gold or silver Amount of all solvent bank and all other papers issued as of non-interest bearing Confederate Treasury and employed in a taxed Value of all moneys held and bills of exchange on foreign and the value of all articles of personal or mixed property not enumerated and not exempt from cotton and tobacco purchased since the 1st of 1862, must be listed at the amount paid for The bacon will also be M. A. R. JON 1 18G4-, C POCKET HOOK FOUND AT TUB pile on Central above Cedar Fork No pers a of fcO nnd n sir ml I amount of applying to me at Cedar Fork and the contains can the 1, 42-ltirAawpd. SH to jail by Julian u negro boy About of who his ia to John of lie had on whm put iu brown suit of jeans In about five of M dark black weighs about 150 The uimer will for and take him lw will with UH the law A. 13, 1814. of Co. Y NEXT u will tho 7th of September from fs f pur rn in or about ptr if paid in netted
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