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NEW YORK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1863.
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1863, by Harper & Brothers, in
the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
IN TIME OF WAR.
THERE are white faces in each sunny street, And signs of trouble meet us every
where; The nation's pulse hath an unsteady beat, For scents of battle foul the
A thrill goes through the city's busy life,
And then—as when a strong man stints his breath—A stillness comes; and each one
in his place
Waits for the news of triumph, loss, and death.
The "Extras" fall like rain upon a drought, And startled people crowd around the
board Whereon the nation's sum of loss or gain In rude and hurried characters is
Perhaps it is a glorious triumph gleam—An earnest of our Future's recompense;
Perhaps it is a story of defeat,
Which smiteth like a fatal pestilence.
But whether Failure darkens all the land, Or whether Victory sets its blood
ablaze, An awful cry, a mighty throb of pain,
Shall scare the sweetness from these summer days.
God! how this land grows rich in loyal blood! Poured out upon it to its utmost
length, .The incense of a people's
The wrested offering of a people's strength!
It is the costliest land beneath the sun!
'Tis priceless ; purchaseless ! And not a rood But bath its title written clear
and signed In some slain hero's consecrated blood.
And not a flower that gems its mellowing soil But thriveth well beneath the holy
Of tears, that ease a nation's straining heart,
When the Lord of battles smites it through and through.
WE publish below an illustration of the ENTRY
MORGAN INTO TILE TOWN OF WASHINGTON, OHIO, on the occasion of his
late raid into that State. The famous bandit levied pretty freely on the
defenseless towns and villages through which he passed, directing his men to
provide themselves with food, clothing, horses, and whatever else they wanted.
In these respects he treated loyal men and Copperheads with perfect
impartiality—robbing some opponents of
"this Abolition war"
gave in our last number the fact of his capture. We now append the following
interesting account of the last excursion of the famous bandit, from the
Journal of July 30 :
Yesterday afternoon, in accordance with orders of the War Department,
Morgan and twenty-eight of his
command were placed in the Ohio Penitentiary, where they
are to be subjected to close confinement until the rebels see
proper to release the officers of the Streight and Grierson
expedition, now inmates of the Libby Prison at Richmond.
The prisoners arrived on the afternoon train from Cincinnati, which
stopped at the State Avenue crossing, thus saving the trouble of marching them
from the depot. A detachment of the
Provost Guard had been detailed to keep
the road from the track to the Penitentiary clear of people —a measure
that was absolutely necessary, considering the large crowd that had collected.
It required but a few minutes for the Guard, under command of Lieutenant
Irwin, to conduct the prisoners to the Penitentiary, where General Mason
turned them over to N. Merlon, Esq., the Warden, who received his charge with as
much grace as the circumstances would allow.
The examination of the prisoners which followed was a tedious process, but was
not devoid of interest. It was
conducted with due regard for the feelings of the prisoners,
and at the same time it was very minute. One fellow was compelled to hand over a
watch he had concealed in one of his pantaloon legs, between the lining and the
cloth, while others handed over articles, including greenbacks and " Confederate
scrip." These things will at the proper time be returned to those from whom they
were taken, unless they were a part of their stealings in their late raids.
Morgan himself had several hundred dollars in
money, and what he considered as money, the greater part of which
consisted of greenbacks.
As the examination of each prisoner was completed, he
was marched to the wash-house, where he was required to give himself a
"scrubbing," and from thence he was taken to his cell.
Morgan, who was the first
one to pass through this ordeal, did so with as much indifference as
he could command, which, however, was but little; for as he passed into
the ante-room that leads to the cells, his step was far from being as firm as
one would expect, not-withstanding his efforts to the contrary. The prisoners
are to be governed by the rules of the prison, which will prevent
them from talking with each other. Their beards have
been shaven in accordance with these rules, and they will doubtless find
themselves otherwise inconvenienced by them. They will receive the same
treatment as other prisoners receive, which is all they ask, and which is better
than has been done to many a Union soldier who has died in some Southern
prison. They will be closely confined to their cells, though they will
doubtless be allowed to take some exercise each day. We understand that details
from the Provost Guard will keep close watch over them.
There were several other facts
connected with this matter, which we are
compelled to postpone for the present. However, we hope that this retaliatory
measure on the part of our
authorities will soon have the desired effect to
secure the speedy release of the officers of Colonel Streight's
expedition, among whom are several citizens of Columbus.
THE CAPTURE AND BOGUS SURRENDER OF MORGAN.
The following letter appears in the Cincinnati
Major-General Morgan and his entire force,
on the 26th inst., at 2 o'clock
On the first sight of the enemy, I found that he was moving rapidly toward
Smith's Ford. I at once commenced a rapid movement to intercept him. I succeeded
in my attempt. The result was the surrender of Gen. Morgan's forces to my
On my approach to the road on the enemy's front, I observed a flag of truce
advancing to me. I proceeded to the spot and asked the bearer what he wanted. He
said he demanded a surrender of the
militia forces now advancing. I told him at once to return to General
Morgan, and tell him that I did not
command militia ; that I would not surrender, but demanded an
unconditional surrender of his entire forces, or I would open fire immediately
In a few minutes Captain Neil of the Ninth Kentucky cavalry (under my command)
came up front my left with Major
Steel, of the rebel force, bearing a flag of truce, and stating that
General Morgan's forces had already surrendered, and they hoped they would not
be fired on. I assured Major Steel
that there was no danger while the flag was present.
I at once concluded that the surrender was complete, and remarked to the parties
that all should remain quiet until General Shackelford arrived. I then rode
forward and met General Morgan
under a full belief that the affair was all settled.
It was soon observed by some one that the terms of surrender were made with
Captain Burbridge, of the militia,
who was a prisoner in Morgan's ranks, he permitting
and his officers to be paroled, and field and line officers to retain
their side-arms. On seeing Captain Burbridge, he told me that such was the case.
I asked at what time and how long since Morgan had surrendered to him. He said
at the same time I myself had intercepted him. This
was quite a trick, and I paid no more attention to the affair,
but turned John and his party over to General Shackelford,
and proceeded to disarm the prisoners, all except the line officers; I
let them keep their side-arms for the present, until the Burbridge surrender was
further investigated. Burbridge's surrender was
a mere ruse.
Major Ninth Kentucky Cavalry.
MORGAN'S RAID-ENTRY OF MORGAN'S FREEBOOTERS INTO WASHINGTON, OHIO.
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