GALENA DAILY GAZETTE
OLD SERIES---VOL. XVI, NO. 148
NEW SERIES---VOL. I, NO. 29
Friday morning, March 18, 1864
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"Under this head the New York World, of the 12th inst., says the story of the hanging of twenty-three Union soldiers, in North Carolina, by the rebel Gen. Pickett, is incredible. After naming other reports of barbarity in the South of the same kind, it charitably says: 'The country would do well to discountenance all such stories. The people South are very much the same as those who live at the North, and, take us all together, we are not a cruel or vindictive race under ordinary circumstances. The war is bad enough at the best, and they are enemies of the human race who, at this time, would add inflammable matter to the furious passions which are rending the nation apart.'
Now, this report of the hanging of Union soldiers comes from rebel newspapers published where the foul deed was performed. Yet copperheads think it incredible, and advise us to discountenance such stories! The World, however, does not see fit to discountenance stories that may injure the cause of the Union, or the character of its defenders. In its very next editorial column, and right beside the pious extract we give above, its speaks of the acts of General Butler as '---the pranks of the malicious human brute whom Mr. Lincoln has placed in command at Fortress Monroe to bring contempt upon the fair name of his country.'
Now, put these two extracts together, and, according to its own testimony, the World and all its copperhead contemporaries who 'add inflammable matter to the furious passions which are rending the nation apart' are 'enemies of the human race!'"
---"The Democracy of New York is suffering again from its chronic disease
---splitting . . .The Tammany or War wing of the party have adopted a set of resolutions in which they declare for the vigorous prosecution of the war, and the selection of a decided war man for the Presidency."
---"The rebel guerrillas in northeast Arkansas are becoming very troublesome. In northern Missouri, too, marauding parties are again stealing horses and robbing Unionists."
---"Willie Bagley, the four-year-old drummer boy of LaCross, who created such a sensation in Chicago recently, has started east to make a professional visit to the principal cities and to the Potomac army. His paternal relative accompanies him, proposing tap people's pockets by the tap of Willie's drum." ---"The Irish National Fair, to be held in Chicago during the week commencing March 28th, promises to be a decided success. Gov. Yates has promised to be present at the opening."
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"The Rebel authorities, it appears from late news from Raleigh, by way of Newbern, have hanged at the former place, on the 15th ult., twenty-three Union soldiers captured from Colonel Foster's command. These men; it is alleged, had deserted from the Rebel service, taken the oath of allegiance, and joined the Union army. The men asked for no quarter, and rejected all overtures of pardon on condition of returning to duty in the Confederate service. They had been forcibly conscripted to fight against the Union, and they fearlessly proclaimed their willingness to die for their country. A more sublime exhibition of loyalty to the old flag, it is said, we never witnessed. This wholesale massacre caused the most intense excitement, and a riot, it is reported, occurred on the occasion, in which the Stars and Stripes were conspicuously displayed.
Such barbarity as this will soon turn the tide of public sentiment in North Carolina in favor of the Union; the Rebel despotism has long had but a slight hold on the people of that State, and it is not at all unlikely that as soon as our arms can afford them protection against the merciless rule of the Rebel authorities, the State will renounce its connection with the "Confederacy" and return to the Union.
Additional news from Richmond states that the Rebels, upon the approach of Kilpatrick's forces, had mined the prison containing our prisoners, and placed two hundred kegs of powder under it, with the design of blowing the unconscious inmates into eternity without a moments warning. This is Rebel warfare, and they prate of chivalry while mutilating dead bodies, hanging prisoners and mining prisons to blow into atoms honorable prisoners of war, who have the right, under the universal laws of war, to the protection of their persons and the safety of their lives".---Philadelphia Inquirer.
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"In the town of Hazel Green, March 5, by Wm. E. DUDLEY, Esq., Mr. John CALGY, and Miss Margaret SHERALD, both of Galena."
"A small black leather wallet, containing two certificates of $1500 each, a land-warrant of 120 acres, and $12 (more or less), in small bills. Sa'd wallet was lost last Sunday, in or near the Catholic Church. Whoever will return the same to the subscriber will receive a liberal reward." Leopold MASSUER
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W.S. CALDWELL, M.D.
"Doctor CALDWELL, of Elizabeth, called at our office the other day, on his way home from Philadelphia, where he had been attending a course of lectures at the Jefferson Medical College, from which institution he has received the degree of M.D. He had an extensive and successful practice previous to attending this this last course of lectures, and now with the degree of M.D. from the most celebrated medical college in the United States, he cannot fail to be thoroughly posted in his profession, and to enjoy the confidence of his patrons. He will continue to practice medicine at Elizabeth and the surrounding country."
MONEY FOR THE SISTER OF JOSEPH McLELLAN
"It is not often that we advertise for a person to receive money, but such an advertisement appears in our columns to-day.--The facts are that seven years ago one Joseph McLELLAN left Keosauqua, Iowa, for California, where he remained until 1860 or 1861, when he started for home, but has not since been heard from, and no doubts are entertained that he is dead. On leaving Iowa he left in the care of Hon. George G. Wright, property which now amounts to nearly $600 in cash. He had a married sister somewhere in Jo Daviess county, the name of whose husband is unknown. This sister, in making herself known, and proving that she is a sister of the said McLellan, will receive the above mentioned money. This money is worth looking after. Address this office, or H.A. WILTSE, Dubuque, Iowa."
"Mr. Robert DAWSON, an old citizen of Elizabeth township has in the Union Army five sons, two of whom are now, First Lieutenants. We believe they all enlisted as privates. The following are their names and Regiments: William DAWSON, First Lieut. in Co. F, 96th; John Dawson, First Lieut. Co. D, 45th; Geo. Dawson, private Co. I, 96th; James D. and Eugene Dawson, privates Co. D. 45th.
Mr. L.P. WOODWORTH, County Supervisor from Warren, has sent two sons, (all he has), one son-in-law, and two adopted sons. Two of them are in the 15th, two in the 96th, and one in the 45th.
Deacon Silas PEPOON, of Warren, has furnished four sons, viz.: Silas, Joseph, George and Owen.
Mrs. D. RICHARDSON, formerly Mrs. TEAL, of Warren, has sent six sons--all she has excepting one, who is too young for the service. Their names are Thomas, Joseph, Frederick, James, George and Eugene.
A Mr. CHAPMAN, of Hanover, is himself in the army, together with four sons.
These five families have furnished the Union army with 25 soldiers. If any other family in this County has done as well either of the five above mentioned, we should be glad to publish its record."
THE MORNING REPORT
--THE GOLD BILL A LAW
--GENERAL MEADE'S SUCCESSOR TO BE APPOINTED IN A DAY OR TWO
--INTERESTING TO THOSE WHO INTEND CROSSING PLAINS
St. Louis, March 17
"Gen. Pope, from Headquarters Milwaukee, has published some information suggestive to emigrants designing to cross the plains this Spring, in which he says that indications point to the concentration of the most powerful bands of Sioux Indians this Spring on the Missouri above the mouth of Grand River.-- A large force of cavalry under Gen. RILEY will march against these Indians. The grass on the prairies will subsist the animals. Until this expedition moves, it will be unsafe for steamers to navigate on the Missouri above Fort Pierre.
Gen. Sully's force will be strong enough to beat the Indians if they are found concentrated on the river. If this concentration is not made, heavy forces of cavalry will scour the country on both sides of the river and drive the Indians into the interior and pursue them during the summer, and either force a battle or peace.
It is recommended that emigrants by water will communicate with Gen. Sully on the upper Missouri, and not attempt to pass in advance of his forces until notified by him that they will be safe. As many steamers as possible are advised to go in company, and the vulnerable parts of boats should be rendered bullet-proof.
Emigrants traveling overland from points above Pierre are recommended not to start from Missouri river in bodies less than three hundred.
A strong force of cavalry will be sent from Minnesota as soon as possible for the Missouri river near the mouth of Long Lake, and emigrants from that place can avail themselves of the protection of this force if they choose.
General Pope hopes that by the middle of summer the travel across any portion of the upper plains will be rendered safe as it usually is, but enjoins emigrants to move cautiously and in strong parties."
"100 barrels, in good order, for sale." B. F. FELT