Page 2 of 8 Jul 1863 Issue of Lebanon Advertiser in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Read an issue on 8 Jul 1863 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Lebanon Advertiser.

Browse Lebanon Advertiser
  • lebanon-advertiser page 1 Press tab to continue slide or press d key to skip
    Page 1
  • lebanon-advertiser page 2 Press tab to continue slide or press d key to skip
    Page 2
  • lebanon-advertiser page 3 Press tab to continue slide or press d key to skip
    Page 3
  • lebanon-advertiser page 4 Press tab to continue slide or press d key to skip
    Page 4

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 8 Jul 1863 Lebanon Advertiser in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Lebanon Advertiser (Newspaper) - July 8, 1863, Lebanon, PennsylvaniaUsed at the crucifixion Given by the emm it a to advertiser. Press Helena the alleged discoverer of a in and penile Al it the Cross to her son Constantine As a i Vania miraculous Protection from the dangers Iii editors since the invasion of of the Battle Field. The ecclesiastics who 1 our state 1 have been closely watching exhibit the Crown Point out As a a per Hinnent Miracle a that there is not a single speck of rust upon the Iron though it has now been exposed More than fifteen Hundred years. The earliest quasi his to a ical notice of the Iron Crown in a that it was used at the Coronation of a Gillfus King of Normandy in the year 591. Bonaparte after his Coronation at Milan instituted a new order of Knighthood for Italy entitled the Iron Crown on the same principles a that of the legion of Honor of Mand for one of the Farmer who not knowing who he was shot him. The despatches were immediately by the enemy May soon boat an end Gettysburg on the Chambersburg and never again be repeated. J Pike. While the enemy was in occupy i portions of Tho fight have been very Tion of the town the citizens were j severe and attended with heavy loss. When democratic principles cease 0 Lead we cease so v01x9w.�?�. We. Breslin editor and proprietor. Lebanon a. Wednesday Judy 8, 1883. The preservation of the Constitution. The restoration of the Union. And the supremacy of the Laws. Democratic state ticket. For governor Geo. W. Woodward Oil Luzerne. Por judge of the supreme court Walter h. Lowrie. Of Allegheny. Election on tuesday october 13th, 1363 prom Mexico we have news to the effect that the mexicans have evacuated the City of Mexico and that the French arc now the possessors of that country. This is the result of years of civil War. I0�?omr. Vallandigham reached Bur Muda on the 2sd ult., on his Way to Ganada. He left the Southern states with the consent of the authorities and safely ran the blockade. J5@r-the a a copperheads of Illinois in state convention a week ago con. Tribu cd �47,500 for the wounded and sick soldiers of that state. The be Quot a a. A a isl Turc had been dissolved by the governor and the abolitionists to Proton t an appropriation of �100,000 for the same purpose. The True friends of the soldiers Are the democrats. A Twenty thousand of the new state volunteers arc to rendezvous at beading 17,000 at Harrisburg 3,000 at Huntingdon. Or one Conway an abolition member of Congress from Kansas Bas recently Boon sent to Europe on a Mission by the abolitionists. It was extensively announced As a great importance and now in a published correspondence Between him and or. Mason to Confederate minister in England we discover what it is. This it agent of the abolitionists proposed to or. Mason that a if the states calling themselves the Confederate states of America will consent to emancipate the negro slaves in those states then the abolitionists will immediately oppose the further prosecution of the War and that they will cause the War to cease by the withdrawal of every kind of support., this proves that the abolitionists would dissolve the Union for the Sake of the negro and yet they have the Hardihood to charge upon democrats sympathy with the rebellion. A Quot r. _ it m or major general John of. Rey nods was killed in the Battle at Gettysburg on wednesday last while gallantly fighting at the Bead of his command. General Reynolds was a Brave and accomplished officer. He was born in Lancaster in 1820 the conduct of the new England slates and More particularly that of Massachusetts and i find that i have not been deceived in her. She Bas been Foremost in her counsels to Lincoln in the advocacy of measures calculated to aggravate the South and destroy what Union feeling had existed there she has failed to put her quota of men in the Field to Battle for the extreme measures she instituted and in order partially to fill up the deficit she steals Pennsylvania negroes. In her Security from invasion her Public journals Are filled with abuse of our state charging us with the desertion of our soil leaving it in the bands of the merciless invader. One of her sons introduced the levying of contributions and general plundering in a Southern City knowing that retaliation would not be Likely to fall upon his Distan state she has not sent to assist us in this hour of trial but her Coal merchants claim to have raised the Price of Coal to twelve dollars per ton. A Lincoln is under the control of the extremists of the Massachusetts school who would sacrifice the whole state of Pennsylvania that a few negroes might be freed. B. F. Butler was sent to new Orleans ostensibly to bring Louisiana Back into the Union but his principal occupation seemed to be stealing of negroes levying contributions and appropriating the private property of citizens. The Day for retaliation has come not on Massachusetts but on Pennsylvania. The counties of York Adams Franklin and Cumberland Are Laid waste men women and children fleeing in All direct fans their Homes and firesides left to the mercy of the invades. Has new England came Forward to our assistance in this try ing emergency no but her journals Are filled with abuse for our apathy. What resistance could Pennsylvania make not a single organized regiment in the state All sent Forth to the Borders of North and South Carolina to watch he negro while the Noble states of new York and new Jersey who took the precaution to retain a militia Force under the immediate control of their own governors came promptly Forward to our assistance. It is a Well known fact that Pennsylvania has More men in the Field than any other state in the Union in proportion to her population. Where Are the fifteen thousand Pennsylvania reserves who were organized for state defence. Alas a hard fought Battle on the soil of Virginia has left but few to defend their state now yet Lincoln Calls upon us to defend ourselves. How Many thousand men from our Border counties Are now in different parts of the South looking after the interests of the poor Black Man when their own Homes and firesides Are invaded and their wives and families driven before the rebel hordes. But a just retribution awaits the present administration. Penn Syl Vania should say defend yourselves we require our men to defend ourselves. If we Are to be subject to annual invasions o f this kind when untold millions of property Are destroyed it is time we put a Stop to dispatching All our available forces to different parts of the country. When the state was. Called upon to furnish fifty thousand troops to be under the control of Lincoln for six months she refused not knowing but that they too might be used for some other purpose than state defence but How different when the Call for three months men was made under state authority thousands rushed to her defence and Are continuing to pour in. It is ill timed for the journalists of Massachusetts to talk of the apathy of Penn by iranians when she has done so Little herself to quell the storm she had a prominent part in raising. It is True she sent her abolition agents into this state and carried off fifteen Hundred negroes and enlisted them receiving credit against the draft and no doubt she has her agents along the Borders of our stale now collecting All the contraband she can get to do the same with them. It seems her White population have no disposition to carry on the War on their own account and therefore Send negroes from other states to do the wonk for them. Has Massachusetts no interest in defending Pennsylvania a i should suppose she could at least have sent us two or three regiments thereby doing us some practical Good instead of heaping abuse upon us for our apathy. But there is still a plan open for her to show her liberality towards the sufferers in our Border counties. I understand the Coal merchants have resolved to raise the Price of Coal to twelve dollars per ton i would suggest that the heavy profits they make out of the Coal on hand when the invasion was first made be distributed to the sufferers in Cumberland York Adams and Franklin counties. This would be Ren transmitted to general fee pa88 throw h the streets thus far the Onset of the enemy has the name of the Farmer or Soldier r. A i Finen resisted by the two did not transpire. Colonel Donn Piatt chief of general Schencks staff has the affair tinder investigation. Gen. Meade graduated at As an Engineer in 1835. He has keen in the army during the whole War. A the was major of the corps of engineers on Mcclellan a staff on the Peninsula. He succeeded unmolested from place to place a been successfully resisted by the two though passes were a require to corps men tipped go out of town. Many horse an the third and twelfth corps Are cattle were taken and the losses of. Now coming up. Our Farmers Are heavy though Dur-1 i regret to say that major general ing the whole of the latter part of Reynolds was mortally wounded and last week Large droves with wagons has since died. Were passing through across the River. I Al a n in scleral cases the horses were re l accounts at the. Battle near get turned on identified Atiqi and demand it Oury. Of the owners. Gui Areis were Pla Eod. Baltimore july 3. At the hotels stores ac., and Abe town i we Carn from office s of Reynolds was kept comparatively quiet the that our forces a sed through from their entrenchments but by Aid of the batteries in the rear and the indomitable bravery of the 12th corps we regained the first position capturing a considerable Nam ber of prisoners. _ several hours of ominous silence followed this repulse. It 1 of clock the enemy fired two shots apparently As signals for the grandest artillery fight Ever witnessed on this continent. Before a moment had elapsed it is estimated that at least eighty guns opened upon us. Our batteries returned the compliment with interest. The an seemed Quot us thick with non and for soldiers being under Ery strict disc a Leus Ouight in a incr yesterday r a a a f a gen. Mccall in command of the a a a 8 beg under very strict a,sc.-1 Rici Ofa More than an boar it seemed in Peiin Sylvania reserves after the my be West of town encountered the possible that Man of beast could latter was captured at the Battle of who on request ofen<5c and Ai u le-1 command of Longstreet n d Hil and 1 live through it Sti nge to say purchased the solders and Offu ers a toy Nolus a corps was in the Advance i the enemy accuracy of Range As paying for them in go Feder the Mon it stood the Foree Oft c thick until exhibited on the two previous Days relived by the and corps and a com a was wanting on this most of their shells exploded far the Provost marshals have instructions from Washington to hurry Dering some practical sympathy at least up the enrol 1 Menty and a Call for 300, 000 men it is said will be made some time this month. Strear Admiral Andrew , of the United states Navy died last Friday evening a week at the Astor House new York where he Lead for some time been suffering from Apia Ful illness. The new commander. Major general Meado is described As a tall slim Gray bearded Man wearing glasses an old slouched hat a Blue Blouse with Corduroy pants tucked into his Long Jack boots. He is ungainly in looks i and actions Plain of speech and familiar and free in conversation when not occupied with business. The whole style of the Man is unassuming and Plain even to severity. Pm t i. _ the militia gloriously at work. A a there is one matter in the account of the great Battle at Gettysburg on a Friday which is deserving of marked attention. This account says that when the enemy massed his whole Force for an overwhelming attack on Lebanon july 6 1863. T. A bearer of despatches a strange it affair occurred in York county on wednesday night. A Soldier awakened a Farmer near Rockville and demanded that he. Should instantly get up and give him a horse As his had Given out. This the Farmer refused to do and threatened to Burn Bis barn and Bou c if be d 1 not comply. The Taimei s wife then blew a Horn supposed to be a signal to awaken tie and thereupon the Soldier said he would shoot both the Farmer and his wife and while drawing Bis revolver was shot and killed by the Farmer. By this time a number of the neighbors had congregated and upon examining the body of the Soldier found that he was a member of a new York cavalry company. They found up ii Bis person a number of despatches and papers which were brought to gen. Serene yesterday. These were found to be highly Impi taut despatches from major general Meade commander of the army of the Potomac to the right of general Meade a position a a. ,. A a a i gen. Hall pc commander in chief and bad Success almost within., a. Grasp a column of new troops a at Washington it appeals that geared on our Side and determined a to be Soldier was the bearer of these the Fate of the Day. These troops despatches and that his horse. Were tic Pennsylvania militia. J giving out he had made the Cle land that Tho invasion of our fair state Glen Dale and was appointed a major general of volunteers on the 29th of november 1862. He was born in Spain under our Flag while his father a representative of this government was abroad. He is a brother of capt. Richard w. Meade u. S. N., now in command of the receiving ship North Carolina at new i. He is of Hon. Geo. Dallas. A. Up Tofft the York Gazette. Occupation of Yosif by Llic. Enemy. J news of the Advance of the forces of Tho enemy upon York reached this Placo on Erido a last and although it was believed to be Only a cavalry raid on saturday it was discovered by Union scout that the Force was Large numbering some ten thousand. Or. Arthur Farguhar a citizen of this place entered their lines Somo distance from town and obtained permission to inform the citizens of York of their approach on the condition that he should return to their command and inform them whether or not our forces would make any resistance to the occupation of this place. A meeting of the safety committee was called and it was then determine on account of the Strong Force of the enemy to make no resistance and chief Burgess Small and George Hay Thomas White and w. Latimer Small members of the committee accompanied by or. Farquhar went out to meet the Advance to inform them of the decision of the commit tee and ask the Protection of the private property and unarmed citizens. They met general Gordon of Early a division. And informed him that having no sufficient Force to resist their Advance they were authorized to ask that no injury be done the citizens in their persons or private prop erty. General Gordon heard their request a and assured them that no injury should be done to either. On sunday morning about ten o clock the Vanguard of the enemy apr pro ached in three to hymns the Centre through main Street. Gordon a brigade passed through town and encamped on the Turnpike about two Miles East of town. General Early next arrived with another brigade of his division and after an interview with the chief Burgess took Possession of the fair ground and govern ment Hospital. Thither Tho forces were stationed with theft artillery consisting of some fourteen pieces together with Thorr infantry a mounted riflemen cavalry amp a. Headquarters were established in the court House general Early occupied the sheriff s office the Provost marshal the registers office and other members of Tho staff of the general Gotoman Dizig other offices. The following requisitions were made upon the citizens by general Early. A. Required for the use of Early s dim Sion. A one Hundred and sixty five barrels flour or twee a Jeigo t thousand pounds baked bread thirty five Hundred pounds sugar it sixteen Hundred and fifty pounds Coffee three Hundred a huns molasses thirty two thousand pounds fresh beef or Twenty one to Bousono pounds Bacon or pork. The above articles to be delivered at the Market House on main Street at 4 o clock p. A we. W. Thornton a. C. S. Required for the use of maj. General Early s command. Two thousand pairs shoes or boots one thousand pairs socks one thousand Felt hats. One Hundred thousand dollars in Money. C. E. Snodgrass. Maj. And Chi. Q. Early s div. June 2sih, 1s63. Approved and the authorities of the town of York will furnish the above articles and the Money required for which certificates will be Given. J. A. Early maj. Gen 1 commanding. A meeting of the citizens was called and every Effort was my de to fill the requisition. Upon the representation of the committee appointed to see to the obtaining of the required articles that they had done the Best in their Power to do general Early signified his satisfaction and agreed of accept their last evening general Early visited the Railroad property and machine shops in this Borough in company with the chief Burgess and other citizens to see what Bhot old be destroyed but upon their urgent request abstained from burning them because their destruction would have endangered the safety of the town. Beyond the destruction of switches portions of the track and of the Telegraph and some company cars yet remaining Here no Public property As far As we Are informed was destroyed. Several cars the property of citizens were not disturbed. Last evening Gordon a brigade returned through town and encamped several Miles from the Borough on the Carlisle Road. This morning the other brigades followed Westward with i Cir artillery and munitions. The town is now no longer occupied by the enemy in Foree but a few pickets and scouts Are passing through town As to write and a Quot they Are no Donot yet in the surrounding country. Let that they Are on the Retreat by. So far As we Are info med to e i j corp a Promise to respect the rights of person Landing position was secured 1 a a a. A the rebels made Strong attempts and property was kept the time the in Emjem chained hero in Force was nearly two Long in the a Chi of our front and generally missing our batteries. To flank our position but were to pulsed and while repelling them m a a a a a j. A a a j Lioi general revnolds. My inf a a dior under cover of this Feu d enter a Tea a Blomn Ofiu a prevailed. The apprehension excite-1 e rebel infantry. Ibey were Fri try tor 1i. I a a a a Mann to Oil non it. Lionel i a tunir1 ment and humiliation at the presence the i lbt rho Iii vet whole army of the Potomac had i. A a r. Beloved inched the Field and Gei eral Meade a Ort Perod with equal the rebel infantry. Mounted and at the head of their several do of the enemy the total Al o0ps a r Jour Luesby suppression of business cast a univer. I11 the course of the conflict our a Cossie Atte Sal gloom Over Tho Naco. Which we l,0�p3 changed toa song i position Temble Havo Pray we Matt be spa riff from Ever be a a be ceased for the do a it 4 an Bou holding again. But the people sub-,0 Coli a. I Almo the Mitt cd with to a a the Jelosek of Tho Evenmo tic q Sll rec to imperious necessity be our Fate or the Faneuf our uc.v.�. ,. Country must be developed by Theis corps 8ft�ngly. Posted iop up. 1 future. God Grant us a Happy t to i Newal of the Bawlo this morn 1 France 4 Long a the loss of the enemy was consid to a Cabel Force a Nind around York i Cid fully equal to ours. Our loss in consisted of Early s division made up officers was severe. T a a colonels Stone and Wistar Aro both won ded and taken prisoners. Col. Wistar commanded a Penns Tva Nia regiment the Bucktail and the 2d brigade of the 1st army corps and was acting brigadier of the 21st brigade. General Newton took command of the 1st army corps at the once Lii r by Absan overs and made attempts to carry Ault. But each sue was be pulsed with to then ranks of Messant Cannon grew less intense for Lut a Quot a again a new of Gordon s. Hokes. Ilac s. And Smith s Quot extra Billyj Quot recently elected governor of Virginia brigades and numbered about ten thousand men in cavalry artillery and infantry. Their Annon were part of those captured from Milroy at Winchester and consisted of heavy by is pieces and _ _ _ five Inch Parrot rifled guns. Some of fall of major general Reynolds these were planted on the lulls com manding the Borough Early on Sun Day morning. A the amount of Money received on their requisition or demand fur �100, 000, was about �28,000. The compliance in part of their demand beyond All doubt saved the burning of All the shops and buildings of Tho railway company and machine shops where government work is done the burning of which would have involved the destruction of an immense amount of private propei.1 id the immediate neighbourhood of these shops. Important from Cumberland Yallo during this period some of our batteries whose ammunition had been exhausted ceased to fire and on the approach of the Reserve batteries withdrew to the the enemy Only seeing the batteries withdrawing and mistaking this for a Retreat made a rapid infantry charge up the Hill and obtained a position in our line cutting to pieces and almost annihilating the Small infantry supports but before they bad time to rejoice at their imaginary Success the fresh batteries poured in a deadly fire of cannister and Case the infantry Reserve joined on either flank of the Gap charged them and added greatly to their destruction. They were completely surprised and hundreds threw thursdays Baltic. During the night of wednesday gen. Meade arrived and commenced fortifying the Heights by constructing a Attis and throwing up earthworks fur a Dis wee of Over a mile in the Forni of a Crescent his left resting upon the Hills East of town. There Down their arms and asked for was no fighting on the morning of near Fer. Nearly the entire brigade the r d y we oct onily threw of be i. Dick Garnett a rendered 11 Al. Nto the Wood , and West m j q to Home fans wounded i of toe town As feelers but developed a it it i t i nothing b u p Ika and by m Sher cd Barel de his escape gen. Mcade. However knew int i get about 4.30 p. The artillery of Hada cd n r g ene no and Rei Ted fac enemy slackened Andhi in Battle at Carlisle. Har Murg july 2. Yesterday morn the last of the rebel infantry moved through Carlisle. Our forces under gen. W. F. Smith slowly but steadily advanced driving in their out pop is. Skirmishing took Ifrael along the whole line wit i detached portions of the rebel cavalry and artillery Gener ally resulting in their being driven Back. Our Boicos Tab cavalry being in Advance entered Gary so at 9 a. M., Tho infantry at 3 p. A. And continued to come in up to 8 p. Between six and Soyen a Large column of dust annoy new a the approach of the enemy on theri Oad leading to York in the rear of Arlisle. A a soon after a Flag of truce appeared and a demand was Sot in for an unconditional f Iriente by gen. A f. H. Loo. Genera Smih promptly refused to entertain it. And the enemy having placed their Gans a Batty in of six pieces in position to the left of the Barracks common Jed to shelf the town. General Smith replied from his Gans which vere mounted in the main Street Neir the Contro of of the town. It during the shelling a detachment of the enemy made a Detour around the Railroad and fired tithe the Gas winks were Mao set on fire the Sparks from we Clu Are said to have burned several j lumber Yards one private dwelling and several barns. The shelling continued from seven until after ten in the evening. Some of the Citi Zorik Are known to to injured. The court House was damaged and several shells fell upon the College building arid grounds our loss is stated ten wounded the enemy a is not Knewin. After the bombardment ceased. Gen. Lee sent in another Flag of truce notifying the women and children to leave the town by tan of clock this Neft eng a Telegraph operator., who left the town this morning at half Abt seven none of Bis Vigilane and Camion. About twelve o clock Skirin Ishing commenced or our Lelu a Titre. And was kept up on both sides quite risk by by the . About four of clock Cann Nading and shelling commenced moderately on our extreme left where the 3d�?~corpe, gen. Sickels and 2d corps Genera Hancock were posted and in the course of an Hoar increased to the most terrific degree accompanied by repeated onslaughts from their infantry who yelled like so Many hyenas. Their intention was undoubtedly to turn our loft to accomplish which purpose they had As usual massed their full f Irce upon our extreme left. Gen. Lee conjectured that our ammunition train was parked in that Quarter and he wished to capture it but gen. Meade bad taken Thos precaution to place his old corps the 5th�?there in Reserve to guard against aur such Surprise. Between five and six of clock the 3d corps having withstood with frightful loss Many successive charges of the enemy a infantry began to show signs of weakness and the 5th were ordered to charge in and relieve them which they did with a will forcing the enemy Back a mile and a half and making Many prisoners. Persons who have a a ver witnessed a Battle can have no Conception of the grandeur of the scene. A the air was perfectly thick with the bursting shells and the firing of the musketry filled the space with bullets like hailstones in a Summers Shower and death on every Side. This was undoubtedly7, the fiercest contest of the War and the loss on both sides must be terrible. The in. Emy were most desperate in Tho attacks. Brigade after brigade were marched up against is Eklow a and Hancock columns with the most Demoniac fury and having delivered their fire till their strength was spent they would fall Down and Etc another line m Over them and perform the same manoeuvre while they would states that the exec Dement of the Cit-1 deploy and recruit for a repetition of Zens during the bombardment was very great and that they Wero leaving on foot this morning in every direction. The enemy fell Back on the York Road after sending in the Flag of truce and their pickets were seen this morning Iii the rear of the town. A up to noon there has been no Intel Liger ice of the renewal of the attack upon the town but every Confidence is had in go neral Smiths ability not Only to hold the place but unless the enemy rapidly retires his flanks and rear will by obstructed and Bis Force probably captured. V a a the citizens in tie Vicinity give Leeds Force at 3,000 cavalry and ene Battery of six gun Light 12 ponders Harrisburg july 2�?midnight.�? the rebel Force which was in the neighbourhood of Gar Tasley this morning has fallen Back in the direction of the main body of Loews army. Quot a in Iris lilt la Wear a Elys a in Rel near Gettysburg july 1 the first heavy engagement on Pennsylvania soil was commenced at 9 of clock this morning Between the rebels under generals Longs Creet and Hill and the first and eleventh corps under generals Meade a and Reynolds. The locality of the Battle is beyond the same role. Meanwhile our boys stood like Walls of Stone and received their fire returning it with interest while our Light batteries mowed the enemy Down with grape and cannister till the 5th corps came to their support and delivered their fire. Then it was that with one magnificent combined enthusiastic charge they dispersed the rebels and drove them Baek from their designs upon our left. Tie Battle of in Bidav. Ahby of tee Potomac Friday july 3, 1863. Tii Elj ceased at it o clock the last shots which they fared being far beyond their original position and the infantry columns had withdrawn to their covers. We captured upwards of 8,000 prisoners while the enemy took but few of ours. So terrific was the enemy a fire that the Small House where gen. Meade and staff were quartered was perforated by several shots a Many of the staff a horses were killed around the House. Several of on general officers were wounded in the engagement gen. Hancock was wounded in the leg. Generals Gibson Warren and Hunt were wounded in consequence of the excitement and difficulty in ascertaining their location the names of Many prominent officers reported a killed or wounded cannot be ascertained tonight. Too much credit cannot be Given to our batteries the men attached to which for hours stood to their guns under a boiling Sun and surrounded by the missiles of death retiring Only to give their position to others whet their caissons and limbers were exhausted of ammunition. The infantry engaged also nobly did their duty and the enemy to Day at their hands have received the greatest disaster Ever administered by the Union forces All the officers award the highest honors to gen. Meade for the Able generalship he has displayed since he assumed the command Ana particularly for his coolness decision and Energy on this memorable third of july. Hanover pa., july 4�?5 there has been no Fig Titi Gupt to this time to Day. Last evening we drove the enemy Back to Gettysburg. Our lines this morning extend Eig fit Miles around Gettysburg on batteries boing on ail the Hills looking on the town from the South. We occupy round top Ridge commanding the Chambersburg Turnpike and have Cut offal the lines of Retreat. Our forces hold the strongest possible position. A flank movement on our left is impossible. At about 8 of clock last Nib the Florida brigade of general Longstreet a division with a brigadier general in command advanced to within our lines and gave themselves up with their colors. A bearer of dispatches from Jeff. Davis to gen. Lee has been captured. The dispatch the decisive Battle of the War j is order general Lee peremptory Leto has been fought to Day and the return to Richmond and state the enemy have been repulsed with terrific to s at Daylight Leeds right Wing batteries opened Ngou our left and shortly after those of his Contri followed after half an hours Cann Nading doing but lit la damage to us the fire slackened and Oiny occasional shots were exchanged. Shortly afterwards the enemy a left composed entirely of infantry and sharpshooters made an attack on our right Wing. So movement into Pennsylvania was wholly against his wishes. Baltimore july 5.�?the american has information that the rebel army is in full Retreat having commenced on Friday night. Many thousand prisoners and a Large number of Cannon captured. Eight Hundred and fifty rebel prisoner largely composed of Alabama troops captured from Longstreet a corps in wednesdays fight arrived Here this morning suddenly and impetuously was it Are anj0nnced at accomplished that our skirmishers Road Sav there amounts from up the and of on line were driven ba.51 s?3� there Are said to be acres of them a waiting transportation. A messenger who left Headquarters on Friday night states that general Meade advanced and occupied Gettys Burg during the night without opposition. Firing was heard Early on saturday morning towards Gettysburg and it was supposed to proceed from our forces pursuing Lee. The Retreat of the rebels. Near Gettysburg july 5, 1 via Washington july 6. J Tho enemy have retreated towards the Potomac. Theft skirmishers were drawn in last night and a Small cavalry Foree probably the rear guard passed through Emmitsburg this morning at about Day Light. On troop9 have been engaged All Day in burying the dead relieving the wounded and collecting arms Many thousands of which belonged ter the rebels. General Lee yesterday paroled a bout 2,000 Union prisoners. They trere received by gen. Couch. It is not True As stated that Longstreet was captured or killed. Gem Hunt chief of artillery was not wounded both of these reports were at first a patently Well authenticated and fully believed. The rebel Pontoon Bridge at dam no 4 Hab been destroyed by our Cav airy who were almost entirely unopposed and the cavalry at the last advices had gone up to. Williamsport to destroy the two Bridges there. Other preparations Are in Progress to intercept Leeds passage of the Potomac and our army is already in motion. So much time however has elapsed since Leo commenced to withdraw from our front that his Advance May baie reached Williams Portin time to Cross before we can prevent it. The rebels in full Retreat. Harrisburg july 6-1 a. A. Official information leaves no doubt that Leeds army is in full Retreat. Tie line of Retreat is not definitely known. It is either through Cashtown or whichever Way it is gen. Meade appears to have the advantage Quot is he is posted at Gettysburg and is pushing out forces both towards Newman a Cut directly West and to Fairfield Southwest. Nothing is known As to the exact situation. Lee is probably trying to Retreat by both routes. It is supposed hat he does not know of the destruction of the Pontoon Bridge. The position of the rebel army last night was with his left near Hunterstown and his right across the Emmetsburg Road thus forming a Semi Circle around Gettysburg. General Meade operates of fam the Centre and Lee on the Are of a Circle. information can he sent As to the movements of on army but All on generals Are vigilant and the troops in the Best of spirits. There is no truth in the report of the capture of Longstreet or Hill. There is a dead major general in on hands name unknown. The Rumor of the capture of 25,000 rebels and 118 pieces of artillery seems to be unfounded. A dispatch was received or monday night by the governor stating that gen. Gregg a cavalry captured 4,000 of the enemy at Fayot Tville Franklin county yesterday. Harrisburg july 6.�?in answer to Many inquiries concerning general couches movements it my t be stated that he has pushed Forward Alj i effective Force to co operate and join with the army of the Potomac and is by order of gen. Meade pushing the regiments Forward a rapidly As they Are organised. The country Inay rest assured that he is doing a if in his Power. His and Vanee is Contact with the enemy and aiding in the glorious results gen. Lee so far As known holds All the passes in South Mountain leading into the Cumberland Valley from this is done for the purpose of removing his trains which Are now pushing for Virginia. The mountains Are full of disorganized troops belonging to Lee s army who Are coming within our lines every hour. accurate estimate of the number can be made but it is very Large. The troops under gen. Pierce formerly Milroy a arrived yesterday at Chambers Burg and pushed on to Greencastle where they captured 500 prisoners 10 wagons loaded with plunder and three pieces of artillery. The prisoners were stragglers who were making their Way to the Potomac in company with f he Wagon train. A a dispatch from near Chambersburg this morning states that heavy firing is heard in the direction of Hagerstown. It is believed that general French has. Made an attack in that Vicinity of the trains moving towards Virginia. The order requiring passes to Cross the Susquehanna was this morning temporarily revoked. ? the incr Cepter Asp Ches of Jeff 1 Davis to beb Lee. New York a 6.�?the times says the contents of Jeff. Davis Dis cadtured"0 a Leral Lee hich Wert s2 15 a a a it a i it from her Allorde a a a was a a a and 5at0� defenceless to warrant his remaining any longer Bot a Fri -i1111668 to gained Are inf Flen try t0 compensate tor the risk he runs in la so to Fitusi a Lee a request to allow Beauregard to Rem Firce him and orders la South of the do to Mac forthwith

Search All Newspapers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Lebanon Advertiser Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Lebanon Advertiser?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection