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Alexandria Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1862, Alexandria, VirginiaThe military Gen Mcclel Jan does not Cross the Potomac where lie is and drive the cont Der res out of the v Alley of \ Irinia to must at any rate live sonic Force on the North Side or the upper Potomac Raj prevent a renewed raid into the Cumberland Valley. It is the Virginia Central Railroad which is a perfect whip Row for the rebels enabling then to menace the Federal whole front from Williamsport to Fredericksburg. If we can Only cat that Railroad somewhere say at Gordons Ville. It will be unsafe for the rebels to remain in the a Ley at All. J without speculating further upon the a rare it is obvious that the present military to j sit Ion although e goo i one. If nothing More is proposed than the defence of the Loyal states Jis a wry bad one. In a Kew of the fact that it is j not a defensive War we Are engaged in but a i War for the repression of rebellion in the so be ded states. We Are to Day no nearer the j Possession of Virginia than we were in april 1861, and it is doubtful if the military strength i of the resistance to us has not increased in quite As great a proportion As our own. That is the Plain truth of the Case and we May As i Well look it in the face. Wash. Rep. J the is new York times says t.�"10 it Wejnis Day last a detachment of capt. Dykes5 Mary land cavalry about Twenty in number in com Mand of Lieut Summers were tired upon near Green Spring b an on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and fourteen out of. The Twenty were killed and wounded. The confederates selected positions on both sides of the Road and As the cavalry passed fired a Volley upon the squad. Lieut Summers escaped. A recon loitering party under command of major pm deems of the first Maryland cavalry who is on Gen. Bigot s staff and com prising two companies of the ninth in. Y. Cavalry was pushed beyond Chantilly on Sun j Day. Thirty nine Confederate stragglers were taken prisoners and paroled. No pickets were j to be seen. A Quantity of Knapsacks and Camp equipage and a Large silk Flag which bore Evi Dence of having seen service and of having be longed to the Beauregard rifles were also captured. Hon. B. F. Thomas of Massachusetts positively declines being a candidate for re election to Congress and says that he will not consent to have his name used for any other official Sta-1 Tion. J Gen. White is under arrest to await an investigation of the circumstances attending the surrender of Harper s ferry. Or. Cuyler u. S. A., has increased the hos Pital accommodations in Harrisburg and is pre paring to open buildings for the reception of Elk Anil wounded at Chambersburg and other Points the Cumberland Valley. An officer often. I is staff on monday of octet an Exchange of ten thousand men rank and file and three Hundred officers. Lie governors of Maine new Hampshire a. Massachusetts and Rhode Island arrived in it Lork on monday on their Way to Altoona ii c1 Ini Sylvania to attend the convention of Loyal governors to assemble at that place i Beitter Fine company per Rining at Liberty Hall continue to meet with popular favor. Nightly the spacious Hall is of Iov Raed and the company do All in their pow i to amuse and interest the audience. News ass dances and burlesque every night. U i. 5 . 21.between eight and nine o Leek yesterday morning Gen. Martindale s brigade of Morel s Ai vision por Ter s corps commanded by col. Barnes crossed the Sharpsburg Ford and formed in line of Battle near a Bluff about a Quarter of a mile from the Ford and directly on the Bank of the River. They had scarcely done thic before the Eftem emerged in overwhelming numbers from a piece of Woods a Short distance ahead Andi commenced a galling fire of musketry they advanced in close column and the Federal troops were ordered not to fire As it was our own men advancing. Jat last they were recognised and. Though j the confederates numbered five to our one the j Union troops returned their tire Ond would i have met the enemy bravely the enemy Advance j ing for that purpose had not the regiment j which composed the right Wing of our Little Force become somewhat panic stricken. Even after their right was exposed an elicit was j made to recover it and meet the advancing foe j a regiment being ordered for that purpose but before this Coukis be accomplished the enemy i had turned our right and opened a railing Ujj Cross fire doing terrible execution. The or Der to Retreat was now Given and in the j greatest disorder and confusion our men j started for the River. Leaving their dead j and wounded behind and followed by the j enemy who shouted and yelled like demons filing As they ran. They even 10ilowed our men into the River Bayon eting and shooting them while those on the Banks con tinned firing j As Long As our men were in sight. All the troops was were on the \ Irmia Side were or dered to return with As much Speed As Possi j ble As it was not known what Force the enemy j might have in the neighbourhood. It the meantime several batteries had been placed in position on a commanding Hill on the Mary land Side and a Short distance to the left Oft Herluff near which our Force was attacked. Shot and Shell rained among the enemy but this did not deter him from following up his Victory for while a Man remained in reach of their rifles they continued to fire. Scores of the wounded and dying met a watery Grav. A Large number of our men were taken prison j ers it is feared that our shells did More harm among our own men than to the enemy while covering the Retreat of our men across the River. Fifteen were under the Arch of an old Mill. One of our shells burst in the Arch killing and wounding All but one. There was no artillery to support the brigade the night previous All had been reported quiet a regiment having gone Over to the River and returned without having seen one of the con federates. It was also said that a regiment had been Over Early in the morning but re turned without having seen the enemy. We were engaged the whole Day shelling the Woods on the opposite Side of the River and towards night and to Day our forces crossed in Large numbers. The enemy no doubt satisfied with their work have apparently left the immediate Vicinity of the River. The foreign news in another column furnish is an abstract of the comments of the late express papers upon american affairs., it seems that almost the entire press in England an France there Are Only a very few exceptions express the same sentiments with regard to the \ War. Some of the comments of the London times and London Post Are very Strong. The restriction upon Clearing vessels from Baltimore was removed yesterday. The cause1 of the restriction on monday is not known. Yer harsh attacks Are made in some of the i Northern papers upon the Fame and Char acted s of the late col. of which appear to be urged upon to fair grounds. Mabbie in Concord Massachusetts r he oth inst., in. R. I h k n 1of Vav � so in a to Vissman a by Ellen Brady daughter of the late i Retro Brady est. Of Yvo Ashi a ton. 1 o pice8. & Ginger Fri a Oil 11 ins i Troi and Ginger Black 1013 re african bed 1 White do., Long do., mus Tard heed. Celery do., allspice Kolovo cinnamon numeric and other spices. For pickles. Also a few Large English Jar of Superior Quality for Sale Byi Leadbeater com 0 to 24 lot so. 5 and 1 8. Fairfax st. A Rewah , on he morning Oft Pou tie fc23d instant a Large Foci netbook containing \ cons1u.crabie amount of Money in Treasury notes. The finder will receive the above Reward and the thanks of the owner by leaving the Joue with j. S. Dutrow Iso. To King Street Alexandria of whom it will be identified. Sep Elf or 7vy r-1 v a _te.,&a, h a i i i still resume her school Foft Youjun a Vav children on tuesday the 16th sep tember Ami hones experience in Tenning will in s i ? re 11 e r a share Viz p us i in Patron 9 be. The schoolroom is eligible situated upon Washington Street no 20, adjoining the Lor on which Christ s Church is located. Aug 23.lm Riss e Llen make. I i resume the a a jul ties of her school on tuesday september to. The school rooms plea Santly Situ ated at her residence 214, King s t Reet b e1we in 0o 1 i1m b u s and a fre d. Terms for English Bruches As usual. Music at professors charges aug 25.eoow Sani " oils t Evy Irv puke White Lead saw and jul boiled linseed Oil spirits turpentine and a f1i11 811v 1 v of co1ors of a 11 kids received an Tor Sale at v j ii. Cook s wholesale and retail drug 26 store o j. King Street. C. Of. B e a b l e a Cabinet chair and sofa manufactory a k to to i k it a y d Korv 7 h t k v 7 g. Al e Adria _ a. As constantly on hand and offers to the pu1 � _ he an excellent assortment of Cali Lei \ v a 3te, Sfa 11d is o 1 e Verj Var .1 to und on the lowest Cash terms which for Duj Rau Jeiry and Knish cannot be surpassed. 1. 4. Ill a j i f. La Swaine & co., chs of family Leo Iciey & liquor 3toej�, to. 20, Sorth Royal Street j. Lack Iron s old stand teen constantly on hand a Choice assortment in of groceries which they will sell Low Tor Cash. Pas n. B. Ice always on hand be eggs egg st eggs tit i receive i from the country every Day War to ranted fresh. Parties wishing them packed in. Barrels can be accommodated. For Sale to the Trade cheap f r Cash. John t. Cooke no. 106, Prili Street Cor. Of Pitt one Square East of the Pestoff c a by wish ingots Andt Lix Steamer Young Amer Ica will leave Fowle s wharf Alexandria at � and 11 a. M., and 1, 3, 6 and 7 ?. Leave the foot of eleven i Street was Reington at 8 and 10 a. M., 12 m., and 2, 4 and 6 p. Fare. 15 cents. 26 a a. Rotker Captain notice. Hit z. Howe Jilley hav ing recently taken up his residence Inthis place will pursue the practice of Hie profession and feeling confident of his ability solicits a share of Public patronage. He will give particular attention to i a bases of women and children in which Branch of his profession he has had Large experience. He w 11 also treat Catarrh a l affections on a new and entirely Dif Feren principle with almost certain Success. Al Exa do a j v a sep t. 6, 1802. Or k. Maybe found at no. 217 King Street. Sep 10.lm a Lex an to i a o a Zette j o b p k i n t n o o v f i c e. We &. Prepared to execute at abort notice and on the est ,1 i oru Crisfor Job Bills Galt Jap Bill . &c., a. Our assortment of Job Tyl e is and 6x0cuftiit� a Tyi Tkv it Obi of i i i diag Cal him Tut fit if

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