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Alexandria Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1862, Alexandria, VirginiaThe Antietam Battle Field. From the Baltimore american upon walking Oyer the Field so hotly contest de the evidences abound especially near the Mitre and the right of the Centre of the fed eral lines of the terrible carnage that occurred amongst the Federal forces where the brigades mentioned charged Over the Crest of the Hills and were repulsed from the Woods the daughter was most ground As far As bodies could be distinguished being thickly strewn with Ali Iii. To the left where capt. Frank s Hatter of French s division was of the most effective Volunteer batteries in the Large group of dead horses attracted attention to funded and turned Loose at Dif Ferent Points where the fight was the hottest in this part of the Field they had herded together in their affright and pain to perish in every attitude that makes the picturesque in a Field of Battle. One especially looked As if in the act of rising up once More to take part in the strife on All sides was abundant evidence of the obstinacy of the straggle in the Impromptu breastworks which abounded. Wherever a few panels of Fence afforded Opportunity to do so these were thrown Down and then piled thickly together perhaps two feet High and from be Hind them and to the last moment possible the confederates poured Forth a deadly fire on their assailants Small ledges of rocks also along the Hillside which descended to the Woods so fatal to the Federal Advance served for Shel Ter at every few Steps and whilst the shot and Shell from the Federal batteries As they gained the Crest of the Hill Tore the Trees to fragments Over their beads it was very hard to dislodge them except by an actual charge through which ended in strewing the Whoie neighbor Hood with their killed. A Brick school House on a slight Knoll in front of the Woods was riddled with shot and Shell. To the rear of this x piece of Woods a splendid steel gun was lefty the confederates a shot having slightly injured one of the axles. Passing Back again through the Woods two Confederate colonels and one brigadier were found on the ground and interspersed with the multitudes of their fallen were so Many of those in the Federal uniform that at a glance one might see How fearful was the Cost of the Victory. Upon one dead body was found a Large Black dog dead also from some Chance shot which had struck him whilst stretched up in his master s Corpse care singly his fore paws across the Man s breast ride where one might for a space of perhaps a mile and a halt in Width in places and four or five Miles in length the dead were on every Side interspersed with the arms that had. Fallen in a their hands. Shattered Cannon wheels and caissons and enormous quantities of round shot and conical Shell gave More evidence of the deadly storm that had come with destruction in its track. Sharpsburg a Little Village through which runs the Turnpike from boonsboro5 to the River was sadly Cut up almost every House in it giving proof of the terrible Force of the missiles which were rained upon it so abundantly. Dead horses too were scattered around to make the scene afforded More revolting if pos sible. In accordance tilth the order of tie Secretary of War issued on monday for vacating the District Penitentiary and the removal of the prisoners to the old jail at Albany new York the convicts were taken from the prison yesterday and placed on Board the Steamer Connecticut which is to take them to Albany. They numbered about 130, and Are accompanied by a guard of thirty soldiers from the Arsenal and the officers and guards of the prison. A gunboat accompanies the Steamer so As Tobe at hand in Case of any outbreak on the part of the convicts. A key West letter of the 13th reports forty six cases of yellow fever aboard the frigate st. Lawrence. Twenty three deaths bad occurred. Brief paragraphs. Adult Xci i it is said that the Federal troops now occupy for the Confederate Arm v is now going on in the lower part of Prince o q William county . Geary has resumed his command in the Federal army,.a letter in the Washington Star says Sturgis s Divi Sion now musters Only 1,800 present ? it was nearly 6,000 Strong. There was a misunderstanding about the Flag of truce at the Battle of anti Tara the Flag was displayed it is so a by some Federal officers without authority and upon an interview the matter was explained. Gold is quoted in new Fork at ii84.the zouave dress especially the red color is now the it. 8. Army and will Proba Bly be changed the zouave regimental Drill also is not approved water in the Ohio River is now very Washington Star says that the confederates Are concentrating at Winchester and increasing their forces by the conscription . Francis train is receiving ovations and making speeches Ino cd Al amount of Coal now brought Over the beading Railroad is greater than it was last draft in Pennsylvania takes place on the 10th of Lin Coln is to be serenaded in Washington to night by the admirers of his proclamation of Eman Washington Republican asserts 0 f that the proclamation gives almost Universal j satisfaction among the Union men in washing Ion this is contradicted in other quarters. The Washington Republican thinks there is a design just now to Laud Gen. Mcclellan and disparage Gen. Hall Eek for a particular Pur Washington Republican Calls for the immediate removal of gov. Stanly the j s. Provisional governor of North Carolina calling him a renegade slave Holder and a Knave. from Harrisburg Are now regarded on All sides As entirely Urelia is said in the newspapers than an at tack on the fortifications in Mobile Harbor is Southern Northern papers Cootain extracts from late Richmond papers in the Confederate Congress or. Foote had offered a Resolution proposing to Send a com missioner to Washington to offer terms for a just and honorable peace j or. Holt offered a Leso Ludon for treating on terms of peace if the u. A show a willingness or to conduct the War according to the rules of civilized and Christian nations. Both resolutions were Laid on the table by a very decided vote. A Bill has been introduced making those who have voluntarily taken the oath of allegiance to the it. S. Government 4 alien enemies and requiring them to depart in forty Days a battalion of Marv Landers has been organized in Richmond and gone on to reinforce Gen Jackson. Col. Fitzhugh Lee son of Gen. Robert e. Lee has been commissioned a brigadier Gene ral of cavalry. An addition has been made to the number of prisoners Gen. Pope s officers now confined in the Libby notes counterfeited have been detected in Richmond. The quartermaster s department at Alexan Dria has discharged within the past week 230 vessels among them steamers of Large and Small Cess ships harks brigs and honors i i b e it t i h a l i Percival Parker co., proprietors. U n c e a s i n g attraction e it l e s .8 Cha n Ges. 4 m 0 b e is 0 v e l t y wednesday september 24, 1862, and during the week first week of miss Francis Leroy the Beautiful and accomplished Danseuse and songstress late of Sibio s Garden n. Return of the old favorite Hugh Clarke the Odd the inimitable the indescribable. First representation of the Button bursting pantomime entitled the Clown s defeat continued Success of miss Jennie Allen the Beautiful and engaging bans us prof e. W. Eire be the great versatile performer master George in l Eschelle trapeze posturing pm a Aat Closel the wonderful Boneless Alan cd of Parker. The eccentric Darker and artistic Banjo st miss Nellie Taylor the singing enchantress Little Ella. T in her pretty songs and dances and anew orchestra of first performers Juke doors open at c4 o to commence at 7 o clock. Prices of main Hall % cents to orchestra 50 cents ladies to orches tra 25 cents. Sep 23.if a nth acute Sale to arrive per Schooner morning Light with dec and White Ash Coal. Also Cumberland run of mine Coal on hand. , when ordered. John Leatherland sep no. 30 King Street a action Sale of household Anda Kitchen be sold on thursday Rae 25th ins?., it the residence of the late Isaac George on Columbia Street be tween Kins and Prince Street All the House hold am Kitchen furniture con sisting of mahogany sofas. Chairs tables bedsteads bureaus wardrobes. Stoves carpets Feather Beds. Mattresses China and glassware with Many other articles. Also at the store on King Street will be sold the remainder of the Stock of groceries. Spices a. Counter and platform Scales store fixtures a terms of Sale to commence at 10o clock. E. George sep 22.ot Headquarters military governor \ Alexandria Vam sept. 16, 1862. J general orders Avo. 2 information having been received at these Headquarters that certain citizens and soldiers of Low repute Are constantly committing depredations upon the property and persons of defenceless inhabitants who Nave by Force of circumstances been compelled to resort to Alexan Dria As a place of shelter and Protection. Therefore notice is hereby Given that All per sons detected participating in such Lawless acts will be arrested and placed in confinement. By order of John p. Slough Brig. Gen., military gov. Of Alexandria. Rollin c. Gale capt. And a. A. G. Sept j0h2 t. Cooke cheap family grocer barrel or smaller packages currants. Raisins prunes jul �. Sardines &e., &c., to which he attention of customers. Families supplied with fresh 0ys j ters. Of the finest Quality Day Nurr ice la Jno. T. Rookh

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