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YORK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1865.
SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS. [4.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers, in
the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New
THE HON. WILLIAM
WILLIAM DENNISON was
ed Postmaster-General of the United
States upon the resignation of
24, 1864, and entered upon
the discharge of his duties on the 1st
day of October. He was born at
Cincinnati on the 23d of November,
1815. On his mother's
side he was
of New England ancestry. His
father was a native of New Jersey.
In the year 1835 Mr. DENNISON graduated
at Miami University, then
educational institution of the
study of law
at Cincinnati, and was
admitted to the bar in 1840. Mr.
soon after removed to
Columbus, where he practiced his
profession until 1848, when the
Whigs of his district elected him to
the Ohio Senate. His record as a
Senator associates him with the repeal of the Ohio statutes denying
colored persons the privileges of residence
and of testimony in courts. His first public speech, in 1844, opposed the
the extension of
slavery involved in the admission of
Texas into the Union; and his public acts and speeches have from that
time to the present been consistent with the record thus early
In 1850 Mr.
DENNISON retired from politics,
though he was an ardent advocate of
General SCOTT for President in 1852.
About this time he began to turn his
attention to the great railroad enterprises then being projected in the
Upon the inauguration of the Republican party
DENNISON earnestly espoused
its political creed, and in 18559 he was nominated as the Republican
candidate for Governor of Ohio, and was elected.
When rebellion was declared by force of arms in
April, 1862, Ohio, in all its departments of Governmeat,
was prepared to execute promptly the will of
its people. The General Assembly had not adjourned. At his suggestion three
millions of dollars were voted to
protect Ohio from invasion or insurrection, and to sustain the Government
against the rebels ; additional
military power was conferred upon the executive, and authority was
granted for the immediate organization of troops for State defense.
The response of Ohio to the call of
LINCOLN for 75,000 troops,
and her prompt and generous
responses to all subsequent calls by the General Government for aid
against rebellion, from a prominent feature in the history of the war for the
Union. Having organized nine regiments of infantry, two squadrons of cavalry,
and one battery of artillery as
State troops, under State law, Governor
McCLELLAN Major-General, to command them.
In the execution of his duties as Governor Mr.
DENNISON never consulted his own ease.
He was always prompt,
energetic, and judicious iii his official acts, and his administration
was entirely satisfactory to the people of the State. Mr.
DENNISON was Chairman of the
Baltimore Convention in 1864.
The appointment by the President of Mr.
DENNISON to his present
position is peculiarly fitting, and the country may be assured that he
will honestly and industriously perform the duties to which he has been called
GENERAL H. W. SLOCUM.
MAJOR - GENERAL H.
who commanded the left wing of
army in its re-
cent advance through Georgia, originally entered the war as Colonel of the
Twenty-seventh New York Volunteers. This regiment left Elmira, one thousand
strong, for Washing-ton July 10, 1861. On August 9 of that year he was, at the
same time with Colonel
BLENKER, promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General. In the early portion
of the war he was connected with the Virginia campaigns. In HOOKER'S
Fredericksburg campaign General SLOCUM commanded the Twelfth Corps. At that time
HOWARD was also connected
with time Army of the Potomac, commanding the Eleventh Corps.
commands the three corps comprising the Army of the Tennessee. General SLOCUM'S
record in the West has been a brilliant one. He took a prominent part in
SHERMAN'S Atlanta campaign last summer, and was the first to enter the
city after its evacuation by noon. He had in the mean time succeeded
in the command of the
Twentieth Corps. General SHERMAN,
by intrusting to him the left column of
his advancing army in the march through Georgia, gave hint a confidence which
was richly deserved, and which results have fully justified.
3033 tons, and carrying two guns. Her length
321 feet, breadth 52, and depth 22. She was built
by C. H. DELAMATER,
at the Delamater Iron Works,
New York City, front drawings and plan,
ERICSSON. Her keel was laid in September, 1862,
and an attempt to launch her on the 28th of November,
1863, failed. A month afterward she was successfully
launched. She is the largest of our iron-clads,
and takes part in the
second attempt against
THE OCEAN MONITOR "DICTATOR."
HON. WILLIAM DENNISON, POSTMASTER GENERAL.--[PHOTOGRAPHED
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